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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L engine VIN: WAUEJ88C9R
Hi. The owner of this Audi complained that the oil pressure warning light had been remaining illuminated. This vehicle does not have a gauge. The VAG dynamic oil pressure warning system is installed. I verified the complaint, the light but not the buzzer sound...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
This vehicle originally came in with a P1128 code and fuel trims out of spec 25%. This to me was a classic case of a MAF sensor bad. I changed the MAF sensor with dealer unit and by request of the customer the upstream 02 sensor. I really don't think it needed... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 heater circuit), P1103 (02performance), 16519 (17511-), 17511 (testing and results)
1985 Buick Somerset Regal Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G4NM27L7F
Cranks no start cold, will start warm if you can get it to run, but lacks power and stalls, runs rough and rich. C3I ignition, type 1. new coil and wires. checked crank and cam signals at ign module w/voltmeter when cranking, both fluctuate between 2-4 volts. ...
1988 Buick Century Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4AL513OJ
We have a 1988 Buick Century 3.8 thats turned into a headache, car came in for a no start (very hard to start)condition, during our first attempt to start we found that it would start if you held the gas pedal to the floor. Once started the car would run poorl...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L1R
Hey group,got G M troubles again,came in missing while driveing under a load, can also power brake in shop and get same concern.checked for TSBs none found for this concern.looked at pids found tp sticking so we replaced that knowing it would not fix concern b... Trouble codes: P0755, P0123, P1406
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCNCR2345
Posting for another shop so I apologize for the lack of info. Car failed dyno emissions test for high nox at both speeds. Cat was replaced with an aftermarket cat with no change. Tech can energize egr solenoids on the dyno and drive the nox down to 300 or 400....
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, low power VIN: 2G1WX12X2S
Dear Fellow Techs; This car was in a couple weeks ago for a water pump and timing belt. We have the special tools to lock the cams and used them to time the cams like the repair information gives; with crank pulley at TDC, loosen the cam sprokets, time the rea...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L limp mode only after warm VIN: 3C3EL45X3T
Hello everyone! Thsi vehicle come in with complaint of no shift after warm - let vehicle cool down and drove- was fine until it got warm. Drove back to shop and check for any trans codes - none found -any help would be appriciated -as im not too familiar with ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L steering wheel VIN: 1C3EL46X21
This vehicle has an intermitant vibration in the steering wheel. It comes and goes with out any reason. The steering wheel may shake from 60kmh to 100kmh. Replaced right front upper ball joint do to play, balanced all for tires. ran vehicle on alignment rack w...
1996 Dodge B3500 5.9L airbag VIN: 2B5WB35Z8T
This vehicle was brought to me and I was told to install a clock spring thats why the airbag light was staying on so i installed the clockspring and the light is still on .It does not flash it just comes on and stays on I was wondering if there was a way to ch...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42Y0V
client complaint is intermittant crank no start after hot soak.no codes stored.have been unable to recreate complaint allways starts and runs fine when in shop.client states that when crank no start happens after 15-20 minutes engine will start & run fine.all ...
1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L rolling/hunting idle VIN: 1FTFE24NXK
the van has idles issues when cold... only about the first couple of minutes or so. idle speed fluctuates 100-400 rpm, occasionally stalls. i've set idle speed, adjusted TV cable, spark plugs are a little dark, scoped secondary igntion, scoped PIP and SPOUT, s...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 3rd gear
I need help on my personal truck. The trans shifts great cold, but when it gets hot, it seems to shift early on light throttle, but when it goes into 3rd under light throttle it seems to feel like fourth but it is not, and the vehicle jerks and bucks. this doe...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Thump on 2-1 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
This vehicle is in top shape and runs great except for the 2-1 downshift. Sometimes between 15 and 5 MPH, it feels like the transmission thumps on the 2-1 downshift. It thumps hard enough that the ABS will come on if your foot is on the brake. Sometimes it wil...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y5S
Hello everyone, have this 1995 Ford f150 4.9 automatic that was towed in with a no start condition. Performed a tune-up just to get her to start and run. Our problem is she has a buck and surge condition at anything past idle. We can make her run almost perfec...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N9T
hello and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. this truck has been an ongoing problem.customer came to me about one year ago for brks and tune up.and said once in awhile it would not start and would take several tries. seemed to buck and spit and back... Trouble codes: P0385
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
hello tech's, thanks in advance. check engine light on; code P0443. test purge control valve operation & ohm circuit. smoke system; no leaks. no other codes. clear code and in two weeks or so the PO-443 returns. ohm computer to purge valve wiring. tested fuel ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap system purge control valve fault)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FMZA5146W
the cust said he could not get the van out of park. i found the #7 fuse was blown. the #7 fuse is for the boo switch. i replaced the fuse andfound it blows as soon as i push the brake pedal. i have unplugged the brake lights, multi function switch, shift inter...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Customer came in complaining of engine noise. Sounded like lifter tapping. Removed valve cover and ran engine. Found noise coming from cyl 4 exhaust valves. Check lash, found at .36 mm should be at .27-.34 mm . A few others were like this. Perform cylinder lea...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP36312
Customer came in said was over charging sent alternator out tested bad regulator. replaced alternator and still have over charge issue. checked reulator plug wiring and found the wires to be folded and twisted so i replaced the pigtail and still the same.. che...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29F1S
This pickup has a shorted fuel solenoid,it will pull 27 amps.I can make it start by powering up the solenoid with a jumper but the wires get hot fast.The local diesel specialist tells me that I need a rebuilt pump because i can't just replace the solenoid.Is t...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 6.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3GKGK26U9Y
I have a Yukon XL that has a gas gauge that stays on Empty and the low fuel light is on. Usually this is a no brainer either sending unit is faulty or the little motor that drives the gas gauge is bad, not this time. I have swept the gauge with the Tech2 it wo...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Int. loss of power VIN: 1HGCB7263M
Experiencing a random problem with this Honda. Happens about 2 of 3 times when vehicle is started after cold soak. Customer states that it happens more since the weather has cooled and morning temp is 40 or below. When this problem occurs, it is during the mid...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Alternator VIN: KMHCF24F3W
Hello all, we have this Hyundai that came in a couple of weeks ago with a no charge condition. Circuits were checked and it was determined that the alternator was at fault. Replaced alternator and the car was charging fine. Two days later the car died on the r...
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel gauge VIN: SAJAV1342D
both fuel gauges are inaccurate. replaced left sender, now reads 3/4 full when full, replaced float on right sender , now reads 1/2 when full. left and right tank switch works, switching valves in truck have been replace with a tee. tanks balance out if not fi...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L Starting VIN: 4F4CR12A5V
This truck was towed in customer said it just shut off going down the road. I checked and found no fuel pressure so I checked for power to the fuel pump at key on there is no power to the pump. So I began checking fuses and found the 30 amp pcm power maxifuse ...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 296CID No Start VIN: 1070441200
This vehicle was running took for a drive and turned off. Went to restart and hasnt started since. checked for fuel ok checked for spark no spark. Has knew tuneup. Have power going to coil but not out replaced coil same affect replaced resister block, block ge...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBDA2803J
We replaced the head gsket on this car and put about 30 miles on the vehicle. The car then started making a whining noise which turned out to be the timing chain tension was too tight removed tensioner and installed proerly. shortly after vihicle would not idl...
1986 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L No Start VIN: 2MEBM79F2H
Towed in, customer says died while driving. Have spark, fuel pressure at 40 & have injector pulse. Compression 120 on the 3 cylinders I checked. Visual inspection, all looked in place. EGR code, I verified pintle closed. I got it started by advancing timing, r... Trouble codes: 32 (egr position)
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66LOW
need help with this one. I have the bank 1 sensor 2 oxygen sensor keeps going bad. have been replacing with oe sensors.The sensor will work for about 1000 miles then it goes open. I have checked the harness all looks good there. When its replaced the oxygen wo... Trouble codes: P0136
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L lighting,igntion switch functions VIN: 1MEFM6530X
I have a 99 Mercury Mystique(8-99 build date)2.0L DOHC automatic that was brought in first thing this morning by new customer stating that a 20 amp fuse in the under hood fuse box blows intermittently. When the fuse blows he states the engine cuts off and all ...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
Good day to all, I have inherited this vehicle from another shop in town after they repaired the blown head gasket and timing belt. Vehicle made it about a mile away, then stalled, and hasn't started since. The other shop installed a remaned ecm, a crank senso...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD16Y5H
Nissan gurus!!!Starts and runs good, has a bad hesitation only at 2000rpm,anything above or below it runs good,have checked timing,plugs and wires are new.Fuel pressure is within spec and doesnt drop when hesitation happens.Happens in any gear.
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
hi guys i have a huge problem i need some help i have a 99 nissan altima with check engine light on code p1446 keep coming back but not right away it takes a few days of driving i did all checks and test that all data says also i follow a few responce form iat... Trouble codes: P1446 (evap vent control valve)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L head VIN: 3N1CB51D52
This car came in with no heat. Did all tests and verified head gasket. Im changing the gasket but am confused with the tightening sequence. Mitchell says 6 steps. 1st 21 ft.lbs,step 2 44 ft lbs., step 3 Loosen, step 4 21 ft lbs,then here's where Im confused.St...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L tcm VIN: 2P4FP2534W
hope you guys can help, the car came in with a complaint of no guage cluster operation, speedo did not work and the temp and fuel guages did read but, i am not convinced they are reading correctly. the check engine light was on, fault code p1698, tcm, no commu...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L a/c VIN: WPOCA29905
Hi techs, I have this one, that came with a leaking evaporator. I Replaced it with an aftermarket new one and the expansion valve and drier, charge with 1 pound and 14 onz of R134a. Start engine and turn on A/C, put temp. control knob at max cooling position, ...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DP35G51
Car came in originally w/ an irratic surging idle. Replaced throttle body and idle problem solved, returned car to customer. Several days later car returned for slight shutter or uneven acceleration most noticable between 2000-2500 rpm, if rpms are maintained ...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZH528XY
Car came in for oil change. We found coolant contaminated with oil. Found no reason except for possible head gasket. Disassembled and inspected head gasket. Partial deterioration on gasket near coolant port. Had head resurfaced and pressure tested to hold 90 p...
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start VIN: IG8AF52F85
I have TechII tool updated, but I need to know the exact procedure used to program a new PCM. I've been told by some other people that this is a tricky one procedure, and It has to be programmed using pass thru procedure, but this is my first time doing it and...
1992 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L sunroof VIN: JF1BC6537N
The car came in with an inoperative sunroof. Checked operation of switch and it's fine. Removed headliner to check control unit and motor. The wiring diagram does not match to the one in all data nor the one we got from the dealer by going by vin code. The uni...
1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4256V
this vehicle seems to set this code about once a year,or about 10k miles the first time it was due for a tune so we replace plugs. wires and filters drove it seemed fine about a year later it came back with the same code, tune still looked good so we did a mot... Trouble codes: 302 (missfire cyl 2)
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6751Y
I'm posting for another tech who has this subaru that initially had a cat efficiency code. He replaced the front af sensor, and then drove it. A new code returned which indicated the circuit malfunction. We checked the wiring and connections from the pcm to th... Trouble codes: P0420, P0130
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L gear box / diff. VIN: 453BH80661
No sign of external fluid leak, gear gox /diff. front continues to run low on fluid. Can front gear box / diff. leak internally into automatic transmission or anywhere else for that matter?
1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S1V
Tested both selonoids for egr,bench test ok,with wheels blocked in drive,can get vacume going down to egr,both selonoids are working ,and when i apply vac to egr with engine running it kills motor,I can also notice cold it idles fine,as it warms up idle goes a... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insuf flow)
1986 Toyota Corolla Sport SR5 1.6L engine VIN: JT2AE86S9G
we got the vehicle in it had been sitting for a couple years. we have been all over this one. we can not get the vehicle to idle. it acts like a vac. leak. but its not. the customer had the engine rebuilt. the engine has not run properly since. were not sure h...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18V92
Customer bought car over internet, OHIO, transported to Calif. Did I say this came from OHIO, I opened the hood, well lets just say every thing that could be is crusty rust.Previous owner stated to new owner that he had to jump start car to get it to transport... Trouble codes: P1436 (Toyota-HVAC Variable Valve Open Malfunction), C1259 (HV System Regernerative Malfunction), P3108 (Communication Malfunction A/C-HV)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radiator VIN: WVWAA63B6X
Need a removal procedure for this radiator as Mitchell has no information in this area. Does the thing come out the front , or out the bottom ? Any and all help appreciated. TIA, Kenny
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L fan VIN: 3VWCF21C2Y
hi, this car came in with a dead battery and found that the coolant fan was running as soon as the key was turned on and wouldnt shut off after it was turned off. fan will go off when fuse is removed. i checked thermal fan switch and fan module, both good. fan...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21V51
This car was sent to me from another shop which just replaced the clutch.After replacing clutch vehicle starts and stalls but will not continue to run.They towed it to me and what I found is I am losing injector pulse like as if the security system is killing ...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Lack of Power VIN: XYV1KA874X
Hi, group! Got one here that has me at my witts end. This Volvo acts like restricted exhaust or plugged fuel filter. Fuel pressure is to specs and there is no exhaust back pressure in front of the cat.I have also replaced the fuel filter. Ignition checks out o...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Pinging VIN: YV1RS61R32
Hello Volvo Techs, Our problem is two-fold 1)We have an S60 in the shop with a pinging problem only when cold. 2)We are looking for a good European Technician(to any one interested),we lost him to his own shop. My other techs are not familiar with volvos at a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Thanks to all that reply to my help post. I ended up sending it to the dealer. i did find out that the throttle and the DME are commend failure on these cars. But i didn't have the tools to diag or repair it. the problem was the DME and the Throttle body. At l... Trouble codes: P0601.
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Loss of coolant VIN: WBAGG83451
Thanks for all the good replies. We found the valley pan to be the cause of the leak. I will keep the other tips in mind next time we run into a leak of this type.
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY078XG
hi group, we performed a cylinder contribution test and found that #5 was not doing much, pulled plug wet with oil, compression 185 psi dry, wet compression 245 psi, cleaned plug off and reinstalled and now cylinder works for a little while then dies again, sp...
1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM15Z1M
It seems that an ECM fixed the problem it was intermitantly dropping one injector driver. Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor short/bad), 33 (map sensor circuit high).
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNCT18W6X
Tranny shop found bad bearings inside the transfer case and also found a bad wire I must have missed. Didn't really make sense on why it wouldn't still pop the fuse with the motor disconnected, but it's fixed now. Thanks to all that gave their time and info.
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Rocker arm bolt VIN: 2G1WF52E13
Thanks to all that replied. It seems most replies mention a valve sticking causing this problem. Others suggest that the mileage on the car is the culprit. One thing that is certain, it never bends a pushrod and the pushrods were installed properly. It turns o...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L radio/chime/window locks VIN: 1GNFK130X7
oh well this one is not a fix. I could not program this vehicle and I believe the radio was defective but without any kind of resources on a 2007 and no dealers around I couldnt help this customer. I would like to still fix it if anyone could offer any other i...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L odometer/tachometer VIN: 3C3EL55H0T
sorry it has taken so long to post fix, just as most of the replies suggested it was the inst, cluster circuit board, had to resolder almost everything, cust, brought in a unit that was worse than original, thank you to all who replied, may the force be with y...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F0V
Leaking intake gaskets it was! Thanks, folks! Here's some hints for those missing the obvious like me. I tested it as if the intake sealed against the block. The intake is open underneath meaning you can leak test under it in the valley area and I missed this.... Trouble codes: P0305.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L82
after 2 days of trying to duplicate problem decided to refer costumer to dealer. It was too intermittent and did not want to guess. had a few good suggestions that did make a lot of sense. From bad clusters, bad pcm's , coil packs,and wiring at transmission . ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L solenoids VIN: 1B7HF16Y1V
The cure was to replace the computer. After checking the circuits for the 10th time, and replacing the solenoids, I knew it had to be the PCM. Remember, the wiring was frayed, and the truck didn't have the problem when it came in. I feel pretty sure that when ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L tcc VIN: 1B4HS28Z6X
Well I thank everyone for the helpful info. I got several posts for tps which I knew was common problem. I also got a couple posts on the scan tool causing interference. After receiving this info I went to drive the vehicle first with the scan tool hooked up a...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heater VIN: 3B7HA18N42
Thanks for the help!! We tried everything. Once we used our vacuum filler to remove all the air it seemed to work ok. Thought we had it the first time butt it seems we still had some trapped air. Test drove 40 miles and it seems to be fixed. Thanks again.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L no crank VIN: 2D2YD34192
Thanks for your help guys. This one ended up being the skreem module (mounted behind the IP clucter). We ordered the part from the dealer and installed it ourselves then had it towed to the dealer for it to be programmed to the vehicle and keys (if I understan...
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L cold start VIN: 2FTEF26Y7H
Thanks everybody, for your replies. Turns out that the customer got bad gas. When he checked his fuel mileage with good gas, he said there was a big difference. I told him that these are the kind of things that he has to watch out for when bringing it in for r...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L dome light circuit VIN: 1FALP4443R
Thanks for the help everyone most people said watch out for the lights such as mirror lights and glove compartment,trunk lights ,dome lights exc. One piece of very helpfull information that i recived was the proper draw this vehicle is around 22 ma This vehicl...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX25G3R
To all that sent in a response I thank you. So I rechecked timing marks and balancer, fuel pressure, the T.S.B. and power and grounds. I removed the distributor to restab and verify on it was on the correct tooth when I noticed the toner ring had a scratch on ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain & Ballance Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
All is well in Explorer Land! Thanks you everyone who replied and Henry for sending the timing procedures. After doing a pres. balance test and confirming no bent valves I carried on with doing the repair. 1- With the timing chain cover & valve covers off, t...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
Just a few responses seem to indicate bad grounds, speaker failure poosible, a volume adjustment... even a normal for this model ;-) I did check as best as time and circumstance would allow and have concluded that the control module for this circuit is at fa...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L no start VIN: 1GKDT13W8S
I want to thank you all for your replies. It turns out the problem was with the distributor. Where the rotor mounts to the shaft has come lose, it was tight enough to turn and give spark but lose enough to move and throw timing off, I noticed it when I went to...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W7Y
Thank you to everyone who replied to this problem Jimmy. I'm glad to say that this vehicle is back on the road and running well. A few of you had mentioned that maybe the egr was stuck open with a piece of carbon. I failed to mention that I had already checked... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder Misfire 3).
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L turn signals and interior lighting VIN: 1GKDT13W81
Thanks for all the help it saved me a lot of time. It was a bad turnsignal switch that fixed the clicking turnsignal relay. I did not fix the interior lights staying on problem he just uses the interior ligtht over ride switch, because he did not want to spend...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compressor, Blowers VIN: SAJFY1740L
Many thanks to all who responded to my post. Malcolm from British Columbia made the biggest contribution by simply stating 'IF THE BLOWERS ARE NOT RUNNING OR RUNNING AT THE WRONG SPEED, AL [...] KINDS OF MAYHEM WILL ENSUE. POINT IS: YOU NEED TO FIX THE MOTORS BEFOR...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L market not set VIN: SALLPAMJ3V
Thanks guys I had a rover tech come out and set up the bcem. All is now good. A bit of a shame that there is no local dealer withthe tool to do this work. May be an oppertunity for me?. thanks again to all replies.
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1412V
as most everyone who replied suggested, we replaced the converter & we called the customer after about 4 or 5 days & she said that all was well & the check engine light was still off (it would usally come back on in 2 days). my deepest thanks go out to all who... Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Hard Start Cold VIN: 4F2YUO8162
I replaced the IAC and the problem was fixed, thank you for all your input
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Servo VIN: 1070241202
Wow, I received 15 replies. Most suggested a sensor problem. I tested the sensors & the were within specs. However it seams that some radio installer had broken the fitting for the in car sensor aspirator hose.But that was not a big problem. A friend whom ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23EOV
Thanks to everyone that helped this ones fixed, the MAF was indeed no good. Replaced it and fuel trims are back to normal. Trouble codes: P0170.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G1X
Thanks to all that replied. Most of the replies mention either the oil separator at the top of the valve cover or the PCV system. We have the oil separator on order and will replace when the parts arrive. The customer isn't considering a supercharger replaceme... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim code).
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L EATC controller VIN: 2MELM75W2T
thanks to your insight, i decided to change the blend door actuator. that was about two weeks ago, and so far so good...i delayed closing this as long as possible because i wanted to see if it would stop working again! if it comes back dead, i'll open a new po...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Apparently, there is this recall on this vehicle for a PCM reprogramming, so the PCM wasn't catching any codes for a bad signal from the Crank sensor, although ther was nothing wrong with the sensor , took the car to dealer and they just reprogrammed the PCM, ...
2003 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y23
still no return of the condition. i'm guessing intermittent vent valve sticking, as these are so common in nissan products. thanks again for all replies. Trouble codes: P0456.
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP14W1K
Thanks for the replies. But only one of you really helped me. I think that you people need to read the articles a little closer. My problem did not arive till I replaced the IAC. So what i came up with was The computer was not controlling the IAC. I had power ... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP voltage is high).
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ54T8M
I got the car to dye out and not start and I removed the upper plenum and ohmed all my injectors and only one to be at the spec of 12.2 ohms the rest of them were ranging any wheres from 9 ohms to 1 ohm.At this point I replaced all 6 injectors and all is well,...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L radio VIN: 4T1SK12W2P
most replies voted for dead radio, and they wee correct. it just decided to die while it was here. one response was about being the same as an accura procedure, but you have to have radio response to do anything.
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L axle seal VIN: JT4HN86R74
thank you all tech help me to fix this vehicle thank you again for your time
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L co,pressor VIN: 5TDBT48A31
Customer decided not to return, he is going to trade the vehicle in. Here is what I learned. 1. Do not go threw drive threw car washes, ones that pull the vehicle with one tire. This affects traction control and will set the vsc light. Also if the battery is d...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Low Power VIN: 2T1LR32E05
This vehicle is fixed. Its a bit of a long story and the customer is partially responsible for the trouble it took to diagnose this one properly. And I'll just leave it at that. As I had mentioned in the original details, the catalytic convertor was replaced. ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVB81H5V
Thanks for all the information. I looked real close at the evap purge solenoid like most suggested. I worked it off and on 10-15 times. Noticed some dirt coming out of the one port. Possibly from the canister or exhaust feedback. Cleaned it out and tried it so... Trouble codes: 442 (small evap leak).
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Radiator / Engine Cooling VIN: YV1RS59V84
Thanks to all that have responded. We let the car sit overnite. The next morning we found that the coolant in the resevoir had slowly made its way in to the engine. We topped off the resevoir and ran the car for a while and that seems to have been it. I will u...
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