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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B1Y
Hi guys I got this 2000 audi a6 Bi-turbo came with check engine light is on code P1453 Exhasut temp sensor in th pcm memory , Is anyone heard of this code & where's the exhaust sensor on thes cars? Thanks Trouble codes: P1453
1991 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L PCV System VIN: 1G4CU53L7M
Customer has owned vehicle for several years and had no apparent problems with engine. Recently he was at a quickie lube and was told that his dipstick had popped out and caused oil to drip onto manifold. He said he observed the same results subsequently over ...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KY529XT
96 CAD seville STS Crank no start pdl flashing,security flashing vehicle may no start. Radio and heater controls are not working. No cummunication with scanner with BCM are ECM. Checked power and ground feeds performed security relearn. I have no key fob for v...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL52P4S
this car missfires bad at startup then is fine when gos into close loop Trouble codes: 18 (injecter circuit fault)
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTFG15RXV
Hi Techs,i need help! this van was towed in with a no start-was overdue for a good tune up-replaced -cap -rotor-sparkplugs and wires-fuel fiter-still no start-found fuel pressure a bit low-replaced pump,still no run,replaced crank sensor,and hall efect,sprayed...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Blower Motor VIN: 3GNFK16R5X
Customer states that they can hear the blower motor running at high speed, but no air is exiting any of the ducts intermittently. The customer agreed to let us remove the heater box to check for foreign objects inside and to check all actuators. Found all actu...
1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban LS 6.5L No Start VIN: 3GNGK26FXX
hi,I need help on the suv.I check all things you check for a no start. I check on iatn about the suv and someone said, that the injection pump module could be the problem. How can you check to see is it bad.The injection pump unit was replace about 6 m ago.I l...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L under intake manifold VIN: 1G1ND52M6X
I noticed a small puddle of coolant at the rear of the engine under the intake manifold. I cleaned it up and put 15psi into the coolant reservoir tank and it dropped to 14psi and held for over 30 minutes and I found no leaks. Took car for a 5 mile test drive a...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCEC19V3Y
hey guys. i've got an on going problem with this one! cust. complains of a hard start after vehicle had been warmed up on a drive adn then shut down for a short 5 min. period. i have confirmed the complaint. when we first diagnosed the vehicle we had lean code...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND53J72
hi you all techs, this car cameback for crank no start.it started right away from the tow truck.no pcm code but i was able retrieve body codes above.two months ago i duplicated the problem it just cranking no start not start and stall like anti theft.because o... Trouble codes: U1016 (loss of ecu communication), U1040 (loss of abs--ebtcm--tcs communication), B2960 (passlock cylinder data incorrect)
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG2SV63
Good Morning everyone. We need some help on this one. Came in w/ a missfire code and Po351 coil circuit code. Van needed tune up, all looked original. We did the tune and replaced #1 cyl coil just for insurance. Came back w/ both codes again. We test drove and... Trouble codes: P0300, P0351
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
this started about 2 weeks ago. guy drops his truck to get correct sized alternator installed. would not start from parking lot. this thing has fuel and fire, no bent valves detected during cylider leak down test, little better than mediocre compression and sh...
1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52N2X
No available diagnostic proceedure according to shopkey. Help with diag please... Trouble codes: P1391
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Flywheel flex plate VIN: 3B7HF13Z91
Ok we got this truck in orginaly for a front transmission seal leak. We replaced the seal and while we were there we replaced the pump seal ring as well. Then a week later the truck came back with a broken flexplate. Replaced flexplate with dealer flexplate. W...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HU18N22
dodge ram 1500 white smoke and code p0302, runs rough when cold and coolant is low and no external leaks. acts exactly like a head gasket. i found no bulletins or posts about head gaskets or cracked heads and i would like to be armed with info before tear down...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heater VIN: 1D7HU18N32
The heater is not pumping out enough heat, I found that the passenger side vent is is 130 and the drivers side is 90. This thing does not have the dual zone system. I took off the electric motor and move the heat doors manually and they seem to be working ok, ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L clutch VIN: 2FDK38K6RC
The clutch on this truck is slipping under load like any other worn clutch.When removed the disc & plate look very good and no obvious wear or damage.The clutch was replaced just a few thousand miles ago.I am not real familier with the flywheel used in this ap...
1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X3S
I have this explorer inthe shop that me stumped all the test data that I gathered said the ecm was faulty. the question that I have is 4ohms resistance in the ground wire enough to turn on the mil. Plus is .15 difference in voltage enough, the test said .1 vol... Trouble codes: 214 (cam sensor code)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L thrust bearing VIN: 1FTEF15N8T
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10U1V
Hi Guys, My hair was brown but turning gray fast with this one. Came in with mutiple misfires on the scanner. Checked the spark plugs for improper gapping, etc. found the center electrodes burnt on three and one almost. Replaced plugs, reset codes, took it ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cyl misfire), P0305 (5 cyl misfire), P1000 (OBDII Monitor test / Drive cycle not complete)
1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAFP74W5X
Hello i Have this ford that will start And stall But not All the time I finally got it To Act Up.What I saw on the scanner under ford specific coolant Temp-40 but under obd generic coolant is reading ambient temp It sounds loaded up with fuel.But why The two ...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Oil Gauge VIN: 1FMUDU32PS
Hey every one this Exploer is very well serviced i mean any and all services that needed it's been done, Problem is the oil gauge will not work until about 1 mile of driving oil pressure good and the ck gauge light comes on any one run into this befor.
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Gears Available VIN: 1FAFP55U13
I have a low milage (23K) 2003 Ford Taurus (just out of warrenty)that will not go into any forward or reverse gear. No codes. Fluid looks and smells normal. Manual shift valve in Valve body moves with selector. And the PCM has a datastream...I can see the comm...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L abs VIN: 1FAFP34ZX3
After driving this vehicle for a short distance the ABS light and brake light, on the dash, flash off and on alternatively(i.e. they are never on at the same time). When you come to a stop the ABS light stays eluminated. We are not able to extract any codes fr...
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Stall
sorry about the abundunt lack of information but anyhow this thing stalls not while im in it naturally i think the stall is a cam/crank sensor (just on past failures) but heres the problem when in data stream i noticed that all or most of the readings jump up ...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L starting VIN: 1FTYR10D04
Hey Ford techs, I have a problem with this 04 Ranger, we just installed a junk yard motor and had to remove the harmonic balancer to replace the timing chain cover (the fan cluth threads were screwed up and its part of the cover)the problem now is that we foun...
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GDKC34FXY
Driver got out of truck, it would not run again. The Tech II will not comunicate with engine, transmission or body control module, but you can read data on the Passlock. This U1255 is current and in history. Class DTC check modules VID\EVO DTC's yes. Class 2 ... Trouble codes: U1255 (No communication on serial data line)
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1GTHK29162
This truck has a intermitant hard start, seems to be worse as it gets colder out, i have done nothing to it yet, there is NO check engine light, and once it starts it runs fine, i took this truck out of town this past weekend and it started great when i left, ...
1991 Honda CRX 1.5L CV Joint/Axle VIN: JHMED8457M
The driver's side CV Joint busted out of the cup. I replaced the axle and the car ran fine for about 3 days. Then the Cv Joint slipped out of the cup. Got a new axle. couldn't even get out of the parking lot for a test drive and the same thing happenned. Put a...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
I have a vacuum leak at, what I think is the PCV valve plumbing under the back Left side of the Intake manifold. There is about a 3/8" poly tube coming from the throtle body area with manifold vacuum, it goes to the back Left of intake there is a rubber elbow... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Rt. bank), P0174 (Lean Lt. bank)
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L instrument panel warning messages VIN: SALPV1247V
Hi folks my customer had this vehicle detailed. engine compartment cleaned and interior cleaned. After this a warning message "GEARBOX OVERHEATED" "DO NOT EXCEED 35 MPH" and the "TRAC" AND RED "BRAKE LIGHT" stays on. I use an alldata system which has very lit...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W41
DTC P0460 We have cleared the Trouble Code a couple of times, after not finding the cause, but it comes back within a couple of days. The only other possible cause, that we can think of presently, is the PCM. However, we do not want to replace it without a p... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel Tank Level Indication Malfunction)
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator VIN: JM1BC1411W
I have this Mazda that is giving us a royal fit. Customer originaly had a problem with a no charge/battery goes dead problem. He and another "experienced tech" backyard diagnosed and replaced the alternator,battery,PCM before bringing the car to us. They had f...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43ERA
car was brought in with a no start condition. customer informed us that it just lost power going up an incline and just stopped running. we pulled codes and found nothing so we ran a fuel test and found everything to be good and in spec. so we moved on to comp...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM6530S
This vehicle came in from a local used lot for a routine timing belt change and some other complaints, speedo wasnt working, clutch chatter etc. Those of you who have done car lot work know they don't authorize to fix everything, just what they feel need to be... Trouble codes: P0519
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L door lock switch VIN: 4M2DU55P2V
hi I have this suv with driver door switch no working.I check for power,have no power to switch put I have power at the relay. I need help on this.
1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, want rev,cuts off VIN: JN1HU11S56
can spray carb cleaner in vac port and get to rev and run ,am going to start looking at injecters,owner stated it had the injecter program done.Ran the test for code 31 and tried another ecm with same results.It will crank and idle then like it runs out of gas... Trouble codes: 13 (head tem senser), 31 (load senser), 41 (fuel temp senseranother installed)
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24H8M
hello everyone, quick question for ya. diagnosing this nissan i found all the rubber boot's that protect the injector's electrical connection broke which caused the connection's to corrode(very green). i can repair the cracked boot's with tape later. my questi...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7T
car hard starts hot or cold
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51A32
Hello Nissan Techs. I have a no start condition. NO communication from ECM. Attempted to communicate with ECM via our OTC Genisys as well as our Snap On "Red Brick". We were unable to communicate with the ECM. This vehicle does have a security system. Light on...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Starting/theft system VIN: 1G3WX52H1Y
Car came in and stopped running when it got here with instrument panel light flashing and theft deterrent system light on. Checked for codes and it had a code of B2960 at this time. I replaced the lock cylinder assembly which was worn out, you could pull the k...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L f.pump-windows VIN: 1G2HX52L2R
The car will not run unless you make a temp. ground in wire going to fuel pump,the windows also will not work untill this ground is made,had simalar car along time ago but forgot were this ground junction is located .I think it is in one of the kick panels but...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G2NW55MIS
car was towed back to shop,would not start,checked and found low coolant,dipstick is way overfull and looks like a milkshake,also oil fill cap and pcv are coated with coolant,removed #6 sparkplug,it is wet with antifreeze,also i can look into that cylinder and...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1246V
As i stated #1-#2 injectors were leaking with a customer complaint of gas smell. Replaced #1-#2 injectors with new ones. Engine automatically developed misfire on #3-#4 Cyc. After a Hmmm. Swapped #1-#2 To #3-#4 Vise-Versa. Engine Miss went to #1-#2. Got two ne... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L anti-theft system VIN: 2G2FS22K8Y
I need some info on the vats system on this car. The car has an after market remote starter on it, so I don't know if that has anything to do with the problem. This morning, the customer attempted to start her car with the remote starter, it didn't crank so sh...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Ign.lock cyl/shifter VIN: 1G2WP52K5Y
This vehicle originally was brought to my shop with the complaint that intermittently the key couldn't come out of the ign.lock cyl. because it wouldn't turn all the way to the "lock" position. When this happens I can't shift the car from park. At first I thou...
2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB12F64
Good afternoon friends, I need some assistance with this Ecotech motor. Customer complaint was misfire and MIL. Upon connection of my Tech2 scan tool, I pulled the P0300. I was concerned about the low mileage, so I looked for TSBs. I found the one about the up... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Heads VIN: 4S3BG68555
Good evening Iatn. I need some help on this one before I make a mistake. You will want to read the repair history for the whole story. Suffice to say, I pulled this engine out and removed the heads based on customer complaint and Iatn archives. Neither I nor m...
1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Hesitation, backfire thru carb VIN: JT4RN60S4E
Hello, I recently rebuilt a 22r motor, everything new exept distributor. I had the head pressure checked, replaced stem seals and a light shave. Block was bored @ .30 over. I completed the job and started engine, runs great at idle and light load, doesnt smoke...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K7T
well i am in need of help on this toyota i have a p1300 code and this vehicle will start if left over night when you start it you give it gas and it will run with a stumble and shake in the motor and then it will die and will not restart till you let it cool o... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter bank 1 circuit problem)
1996 Toyota Windom 3.0L Ignition VIN: E-VCV10-AT
the vehicle is a Japanese version of the Lexus ES300. Vehicle would start then cut off. I am getting code 14-ignition reference. Fuel pump was replaced recently, and fuel pressure is within limits. the engine model is: 3VZ-FE. Any help would be greatly appreci...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L rear defog VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Hi Group! The rear defog does not work on this Camry. If you ground terminal 5 on the switch/timer it will click the relay and the window heater will power up and heat the glass. The switch has power and ground to terminal 4 and 3 as it should but there are 2 ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
Hope a toyota tech can help me! Vehicle came in for an oil leak, we replaced oil pump gasket, timing belt , water pump,and oil pan due to rust. Vehicle runs great and no leaks. We now have a problem overheating. cooling fans never turn on unless a/c is on. wi...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0W
came in with p0401 code - tested system and found e.g.r. transducer to be no good, replaced it and cleared codes, retested vehicle found that the e.g.r. now lifts when engine is reved up, and when engine is idling if you manual lift the e.g.r. the engine. dies... Trouble codes: P0401 (ins. e.g.r. flow detected)
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L extended crank VIN: 4T1BF28B12
This Avalon has a consistent hard start caused by fuel pressure that drops to under 20 psi in less than an hour. I'm looking for hints on how to determine which of the parts in the fuel pump module is to blame. The pump, regulator, filter, and O-rings are all ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L low coolant lite VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
please help vw tech with a 98 vw beetle. low coolant lite in dash always on. have replaced coolant tank. inspected coolant level, ok. all data wiring schematic is vague, could use circuit description and/or wiring schematic. fax number is [...] need hel...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heater VIN: WVWBH63B21
Ho Gang This Passat V6 has very low heat output. Thermostat is fine, temp gauge warms up to 190 quickly and stays there, But heater output is very low. It has electronic climate control, I did a diagnostic test and performed a basic setting with no change. On...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L all shifts VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Greetings VW Experts! I really need some help on this car. This car came in 2 days ago with a rough run/MIL and "trans problem" I discovered bad plugs and a bad MAF (no surprise there) and replaced them. The customer came back today saying that it started fine...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: LSVCB49F33
This car came in with complaint of 3rd shift could not shift to 4th gear when cold.This often happened when first 5-10 mins after start in the morning .But when it can shift all day long it works ok. Sometimes it can not shift at 40KM/H when hot. Check the cod...
1979 Volvo 245 2.1L Hesitation
i hope someone can help me here. this car bogs down real bad like a lack of fuel. filter was clogged up tight and i changed it but no goo. although, every once in a while, she will come back to life and run. but then, bog. pressure good. tried to clean injecto...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L start & stalls cold VIN: WBACD4328T
Hey Fellow Techs. Sorry couldn't give you anything on this one. The customer chose to take the veh. He was supose to return with it two weeks agao but hasn't returned. Prob. went to dealer. Thanks for all your help. This is a great group of people. Louis
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L electric height control VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Hello,This issue is fixed.Before repairs I was reading through the archives about similar suspension issues,and read about the left being right and right being left,so that was the whole idea behind my post.As it turned out right was right and left was left,so...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convertable top VIN: WBACN33421
Sorry for the long delay on this one. The reason the top would not fuction properly was due to a faulty micro switch on the drivers side near the door. On this model only one switch does both the lifting and closing.
1995 Chevrolet P30 5.7L 2/3 shift limp mode VIN: 1GBHP32K5S
thanks much to all who replied, most said igniton switch which we did try, to no avail,, after doing extensive research found problem to be internal leak in trans , after so many shifts the computer would see taking too long to shift to high gear and would put...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start
its been about 3 weeks now and the blazer has not returned. i called a guy who was a gm service manager and he told me to try a factory ignition module.so i did and that has done it. i have tried 2 different types...a duralast and a borg warner. i noticed that...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Well, good news, I think, (gave car back on Saturday & so far so good). Measured .374V in coolant during cranking. Per one suggestion we added a ground strap from the starter mounting bolt to the frame, this dropped cranking volts to .14V! Replaced heater & ra...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13Z92
thank you for all the replies, took advise from wayne in florida and replaced the vent valve and bracket with updated part #s [...] respectively. as the problem was so intermittant i waited to be sure this was the fix. Trouble codes: P0449.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L running rich VIN: 1GNEK13Z64
well thanks to all that sent me replies i found the fix for this vehicle after a fuel pressure retest i found fuel pressure to be excessive high so i removed the fuel pressure regulator and found it to be restricted with fine dirt so i dropped tank and cleaned... Trouble codes: P0172 (system to rich bank 1), P0175 (system to rich bank 2).
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L shift interlock and windsheild washers VIN: 2C4GM48L65
what i found on this vehicle is that the body shop changed the entire front clip including the integrated power module. they used the integrated power module that came with the clip but it was for a pacifica limited, this one is a plain pacifica. with the righ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.3L Steering VIN: 2B4GP74L72
This customer Although slightly crazy has not complained about the hard steering when cold any more it was the power steering pump.
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Passanger's power window VIN: 1FTEX15N0M
I had a lot of responses pointing to the driver's switch, but all three switches are exactly alike and interchangable. Plus I took them apart and the are pretty simple toggling contacts and were all in good shape. The owner had already replaced the one on the ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS3151V
Lots of great replies. Test drove the car with scan tools hooked up exposing a high number of misfires on cylinder 10. I had a used ford coil over plug laying around, replaced it and sure enough that was it! Wow…I would have thought that would have trigger... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Mulitple Misfire).
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
What a nightmare. Finally figured out this one. Decided we were loosing the strength of our spark & injector pulse as vehicle warmed up. Tested battery & it showed a low charge. Charged it up, vehicle started no problem. The dash showed the alternator was char...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Anti Theft VIN: 1FMPU16L41
Brought vehicle to dealer to have computer flashed. Dealer said there was another problem. They said that the DPFE sensor was shorted internally. 5v reference at computer was fine. Did not see vehicle after it left the dealer so I have no idea if they took us ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17WX2
i took the injectors out again, and stared at them - i noticed one was a lighter orange - these injectors have different flow rates per engine from the factory - my guess is that someone changed and injector in the past - anyway, i switched injectors from bank... Trouble codes: P0175.
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDCT18Z0P
Replacing the ECM resolve this excessively rich air/fuel mixture condition. After the ECM replacement, I measured the frequency between each injection pulse at 720rpm. It turned out to be at 12Hz. This means that for every 1 revolution of the crankshaft, there...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCT18W0S
This truck is still not fixed. Part of the problem is the truck is very intermittant. Replies were useful, but things that have already been checked. Checked TPS for clear flood mode, checked for VTD problem (not even equipped), Powers and grounds to PCM, PCM ...
1985 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMAB5224F
Sorry it took so long to reply. When the customer told me about the carb i didnt even bother checking it i just figured it was ok. Well after racking my brain. I finally checked the carb and found the vacuum line going to the power valve not even hooked up.. I...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: JHMEH9696S
Well the Honda has left the building!!! I want to first thank everybody that replied, several people said coolant level and restricted coolant lines to the fast idle valve are a problem, but all were goodsome people like Larry warned that map and tps wiring ca...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L water pump VIN: 1HGEM21551
Thanks for the 21 replies- we put an OE Honda pump on and we hope it is the last!! 8 of you said to go with the OE pump- thanks Kwang, Steve, Todd,Craig,Brady,Randy & Jim. 5 said Worldpac pumps were OK- thanks Trace,Howard,Todd,Donny, and Morie. 4 suggested th...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L won't start VIN: 4S2CM58W3W
Hi everyone, Well the isuzu is ok now. Thanks Paul i never would of thought of looking there. Thanks to all the mechanics that offered their expierance. One out of the four cams broke its alignment pin and the cam turned just enought to give 155lbs compression...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L body VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Sent vehiole to Jaguar dealer for diagnosis. They said the transmission was bad. We R&R transmission, noise is still there. We checked the aux water pump, not the problem.
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY19S9V
switched asd relay no problem, inserted jumper wire in asd relay terminals problem gone. checked wiring diagrahm and determined most likely computer installed computer and problem fixed, thank for all the help
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW48S33
I had installed an o.e.m. crank sensor 6 months ago , but from the replies I did install another o/e.m. sensor and i feel its a fix as we have been driving it around for a few days and it seems ok , thanks for all the help joe
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Comunnication VIN: KNDJA7239W
Sorry for the delay with the fix but thought I already closed this. The DLC under the dash had 2 wires in the wrong cavities. Pin 4 had a brown wire that should have been in cavity 7 and pin 8 had the ground wire that should have been in cavity 4. Changing the...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine? VIN: SALTY124XX
Thanks for all that replied, turned out that once we did a compression and leak down test, we found #6 cylinder to be only operating at about 60% effectivness. Computer did not pick it up and we unfortunatly overlooked this issue because the engine had been ov...
1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 2.2L steering rack VIN: JM1GD2246J
thanks to all that replied. we installed and aligned the rack. but it has a abs light, 4ws light on. customer said they have been on since she has owned the car and would not let us diagnose the problem. thanks again to all of you and merry christmas
1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4DR17X9R
Customer hasn't returned for further diagnosis. The truck always starts, when it doesn't he'll be back. I got some ideas from the replies..we did check the grounds before and also the relays. I suspect the module but it has one wierd quirk. The extended crank ...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BJ24573
thank you for all the help we think we have fixed this one we found the customer put autolight spark plugs in the car and they where breaking down, just to be safe we replaced the coil on the clyinders with the plugs that where breaking down has not come back ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1070441202
thank you for all the help car had several problems first we had a bad idle air control valve next we had a power supplie problem to the cold start valve which was causing a extended crank problem, also had several small vaccuum leaks which needed attention.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F71
thanks everyone for your help sorry for the delay the car was a filler after testing the mass airflow it was ok found a vac line off on the bottom of the air inlet thank for all the help the car is 100% now glad it was a cheap fix Trouble codes: P0101.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MEFM75WXY
You guys score a 100. The coils were the problem. We replaced all eight, and fixed it. The puzzling item here is as follows: we first installed a new ecm. when I picked up the car at the Ford dealer, they flashed it for us,I was able to drive it 5.5 miles back...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L 1st gear.2-3 shift VIN: 4M2ZU86E02
This one is fixed! A special thanks goes out to Aaron [...] for the time He spent emailing me. Most things suggested in the replys I had received, I had already done or tried. Aaron asked the one question that led to the repair being completed. He asked Me if ...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN8AR05YXT
thanks to all that replied to my help request. suggestions were for o2 sensor failures, vac leaks, temp sensor, and misc throttle body issues. we did not see any issues with the operation of the the sensors and did not detect a vac leak. since the problem is i...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
Sorry for the long delay in posting a fix but wanted to make sure I was done with this thing. Many thanks for the replys received Duane from Japan and Ronald from Australia seem to know what was going on. I had checked the fuel presure reg. as many has said an...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, HARD START VIN: 11G3NL54U7
thanks again everybody for your help .ikeep thinking i wasnt getting enough volume out of the fuel pump decide to replace and and boom the baffle in the gas tank was broke it was moving arond i guess and causing funky stuff to happen car has been with owner fo...
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3H52KXW4
thanks for all your help i did find a melted wire at ground bus were mark from PA said to look thanks for all your replies so far so good hasent come back yet..
1989 Other GM P-30 454CID Unknown VIN: 1GBJP37W5K
Customer took Motorhome For Thanksgiving weekend trip and never heard the noise, as he probably doesn't push it as hard as we did to hear the noise. Anyway he has declined further diagnosis untill he hears more noise from Veh. Replies were very helpfull and ...
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L fan belts VIN: 2P4GP4433Y
Thanks to all that replied. (A lot of you this time) First, it does have the inner fender splash shield on it as some mentioned. I can see how this would let extra water into the engine compartment. According to 90 percent of you, though, the repair is a new s...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2JD12T6T
Thanks to all who replied, I'm with the majority and believe that there is also an exhaust restriction, but after the vehicle was repaired the customer chose to take the vehicle and has not returned yet for the back pressure test. The problem turned out to b...
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