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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Thanks in advance for all who reply. I have this Audi in here that I just finished putting head gaskets on. I started it up and it is running fine with one exception, the check engine light is on. I tried using 3 different generic scanners and all same the sam...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L drivetrain VIN: WAULC68E32
this car has a vibration at about fourty mph and up only under a load fells like it has a bent rim but does not. if it starts shaking and u take your foot off the gas it goes away and if u get back in it it starts shaking again . there are no lights on any hel...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBADN6343Y
Hello bmw techs. I have a 01/2000 528i that the aux rad fan does not work. I scanned sys. with launch and got a code 125 activation, fan control. I checked wiring and found that the main 50 amp fuse f75 behind the glove box was blown, replaced fuse but fan sti...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L battery light VIN: WBADT43473
car came in with battery light on check charging system checked good 13.9 volts running but battery light on dash on found service bulliten for regulator in alternator replaced alternator and light still on checked for codes no codes, tryed new battery still l...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD22K8S
This one has been quite troublesome for me so maybe you can offer some good advice on this one. I purchased the car with a no start problem. He said the car started to run rough and then just would not restart. When I purchased the vehicle I found what I thoug...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JF14T1N
this car has a no start and it dies condition after it has been driven 15 to 20 min. i could never get it to act up. so i put an igntion module in. next day customer calls and sayes still doing same thing. put scan tool on in an attempt to capture the event. s...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22KXV
this camaro belongs to one of my cousins, it will quit intermitently, it has only quit for us once while making a left turn, it is recording random missfires on all cyl, but just a few at a time[3-4] also, technician Ron said that the m,a,f, shows 300+ grams p... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L parking brake VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
Hello fellow techs - the parking brake pedal goes to floor and does not lock the wheels - removed rotors - shoes new and adjusters free - could the cables be streached or am I missing something - thanks
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L high idle VIN: 1GDJG31U13
Vehicle came in with high idle. When started the idle is fine for less than 1 minute then it starts to raise. It gets to @ 2100 then stays there. I have fixed a vacuum leak at the fuel pressure regulator hose. While smoke testing for vacuum leaks I found the i... Trouble codes: P0507 (rpm idle high)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L n VIN: 1GCHK29U74
This vehicle was brought over yesterday for a stalling problem. I have cleaned the throttle plates, I have run sea foam through the intake plantim and also put a can in the gas tank. There is NO service bulletin on this truck, sometime the truck starts fine, s...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N7Y
To all. Engine misfire on #3 cylinder. Swapped coils & injectors around and replaced spark plugs. Misfire stays on #3. Misfire counter on Modis going crazy (counting misfires as fast as it can). Weak signal coming from PCM. Sometimes there is also a weak signa... Trouble codes: P0203
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L 2-4 solenoid VIN: 2B4GP2434Y
Caravan came in stuck in 2nd. Checked for codes and found P0700, replaced TCM as per Chart. Also found P0755. Rechecked after TCM replacement and code P0755 came back as if a HARD code! I started the tree and found using AllData that on test #3 I have an OPEN....
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Surge VIN: 4E3AK44Y5S
need help on this one, while driving this car it surges, feels like its hitting the rev limiter at about [...] in any gear, also sitting in park and you try and hold the rpms at about 2500 to 3000 rpms the rpms jump up and down again like a rev limiter.also...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, KNOCKING VIN: 1FTCR14A2R
Hi Ford techs Missing something here. This truck was towed in with teeth missing on the Ring gear of the flywheel, replaced ring gear, starter and proceeded to start the truck. It would buck back and lock up. Just like the timing advanced. Removed the timing c...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVLT22B4S
Hello everyone! i have a strange one here to ask y'all about. This car lost all its coolant due to a water pump leak and overheeated. Once refilled and restarted the car smokes like crazy from the tailpipe. No brainer right? the car runs perfect, doesnt overhe...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MELM55U3T
when the temp position selector switch is put in defrost position the cooling fans on rad run in high speed and do not shut off , this cools the engine down and you get no heat..if you dont use defrost position the cooling fans will cycle normally.. replaced s...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lifter oiling VIN: 1FTZX1766W
We have an upper end/valve lifter noise on the right hand side of this engine. We pulled the valve cover to inspect for proper oiling & found very little fresh oil on cam lobes, followers & lifters. Pulled the rear cam bearing cap to inspect for a clogged orfi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L power windows VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
There is a relay module under center of dash that holds 7 relays. Does anyone have the legend to identify their positions? It is not stamped on the lid, nor in the owners manual, nor listed in shop keys. Would like to acurately test the delay relay. Thanks in...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FDWE30S4X
This is a good one, I hope all the Ford Gods are reading this! This bus belonged to a customer of mine and we had ordered $2000.00 worth of salon doors for installation on the bus body. Before these special order (non-returnable) parts arrived the unit was tak... Trouble codes: 1408 (egr), 1138 (O2 Sensor), 1151 (O2 Sensor), 1152 (O2 Sensor), 1132 (O2 Sensor)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heater VIN: 1FTZX1725Y
so this truck comes in with complaint of no heat out of heater so first thing i think of is blend door broken so i remove motor for heater door and door is not broken and motor works so i let truck warm up and on the temp gauge shows right at temp go out and f...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
This has been a problem child for a while now. We rebuilt the engine on this explorer. Shortly after job left, the engine light came on for camshaft sensor fault. We removed syncro and reset with install tool. We kept vehicle and light came back on two days la... Trouble codes: P0340, P1309
2001 Ford WINNIBAGO 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FCNF53SX1
spark knock,no power
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case, Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
This vehicle goes into 4lo randomly and speedometer will indicate about 80mph when only doing about 20mph, cannot get vehicle to act up in the shop, pids indicate that the 4wd auto, high and low buttons are working properly, after last drive no 4wd lights indi...
1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GKEK13ROV
looking for some insight. we have been working on this truck for a few days now and are completely lost on where to go next. either sitting still at idle or test driving (speed or load makes no difference) the truck cuts out and bucks, sometimes worst than oth...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra GT 5.0L heater core VIN: 1GTEC14M3V
new japer engine 3 radiators 26 heatcore no electrolosys .02v
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L ignition switch VIN: 1GKDT13W4W
I can not get the key to turn back enough to get it out. Checked all the fuses to make sure they were good. Put in a new ignition switch, still no fix. Also checked on the scanner to see if the neutral safety switch is working and it appears that it is. The ar...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L low or no pedal VIN: 1GKEK13R7X
This vehicle has had an intermittent problem with the brakes for a while- the complaint is, the brakes go to the floor at random times- usually at stop signs, or when going into the garage. Once at the end of an exit ramp. Every time I get it after an "episode...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG56682
This Honda has come into the shop with an interittent problem. It will crank but not start. It occurs for approx. 2 minutes after sitting for 2-3 hours. I have checke all the basics. Fuel pressure is in specs. Has good spark output. Loses injector pulse. There...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C31
this vehicle came in with a dead miss on cyl. #3 with codes p0300 & p0303,thought at first an easy fix,was going to throw a coil at it,decided to swap coils prior to replacement to make sure,original coil showed good spark with tester,swapped coils,then vehicl...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHEG35C92
This car keeps coming back with a P0302 cyl 2 missfire I have changed the spark plugs,wires,and ignition coil. I have checked compression it is good. It never seems to misfire for me, it hapens in the morning when it is cold when the customer is on his way to ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
1996 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L front wheels lock VIN: 4KLB4B1R0T
this truck came in a month ago. with no pedal pressure we replaced the master cylinder (oem) and front pads and rear shoes. all was fine then 2 weeks later it was back the left front wheel was locked. so we replaced both front calipers and hoses and truck was ...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S83
Roadtested the vehicle while monitoring short-term and long-term adaptives. the 1/1 short-term adaptives were fluctuating +2 to -3 (approximately), where as the 2/1 short-term was up to +32 (with long-term also clocking up)and down to 0. This will lead to the ... Trouble codes: P0174 (2/1 fuel system lean)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245X
Customer came to me after replacing MAF on recommendation of another shop that used Autologic for diagnosis. CEL came on again with P1884 (CAN message) and pending codes: P0103, P0117, P1172, P1175. My information (RAVE disc) shows P1884 is a transmission CAN ... Trouble codes: P1884 (CAN message), P0103 (MAF high voltage), P0117 (ECT open or short to battery supply), P1172 (Bank 1 lean), P1175 (Bank 2 lean)
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L dying
The car came in on tuesday, ticket said check dying problem. As i am driving the car about 15 mins into the test drive when applying the brakes I noticed the radio went silent, then the dash went blank (digital display), and the car died. like it lost all volt...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Lexus came in for knock sensor code. Replace knock sensor.On start up engine will not idle. After 5 or six start ups it idle great. Took car out for test drive and transmission will not shift out of 1st gear till 4500 rpm. When it shifts it kicks in and out of... Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1653
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V5R
vehicle driven in with ride control not working and front and rear suspension sagging. customer states isue occured after they replace battery. i found that ride control module is not turning on air suspension compressor. if jump the air suspension relay the c...
1995 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD461XS
vehicle came in for oil leak.replaced all front seals and vc gaskets,car would not restart,foumd that a piece of the rotten timming belt cover broke off and got between the timming belt and the crank pulley.this caused it to jump time,put engine back in time a...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JMITA2215Y
What we have here is a Mazda Millenia with a p0505 code. It idles at 1900rpm in park and 1100 in drive and I can't seem to figure out why. I have smoked the intake and found no leaks. I have checked about a hundred times to see if I misplaced a vaccum hose. Ev... Trouble codes: P0505
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Heat VIN: WDBBA48D1G
The problem I'm having with this Benz is the heat goes away when the RPM is raised, heat works fine at idle! I've noticed system is not switching air doors there stuck on defrost, but they will change to center vents on max cold only! Tested vacum diaphrams at...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L alarm VIN: WDBRF61W11
This 203 C240 will self trigger alarm siren some time after is locked. Time can be some minutes or hours. I tested with anti-thief inclination sensor disabled and problem will continue. This car does not have a alarm internal motion sensor (or, at least, does...
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEBP87U2G
Hi guys, well here's one thats got me puzzled. 3.0 v6 sable with alternator and external regulator, this thing is cooking voltage regulators. another shop installed alternator and regulator. it came to me after it died while driving. found shorted regulator, f...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
This car came in with the complaint of not shifting from 1st to 2nd properly. The customer said it would only shift if he let off the gas then it would shift thru the other gears fine until you stopped and it had to shift from 1 to 2 again. He also said the rp...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine VIN: JN86RF8951
Hey fellow techs, I've got a pathfinder w/a rattling noise on the pass. side engine bank. I don't think its bottom end due to the fact load has no effect on it. I have pulled the upper intake and valve cover to find no obvious visual problems. Just wanted to ...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L srs VIN: JN8AZ08T34
This car was in an accident but did not deploy air bags. The impact from the right side tore the wires from the front sensor. That's the only damage we see. We repaired the wires and tried to clear the codes to turn out the srs light, but when we enter the dia...
1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Head Gasket VIN: 1G3NL1536R
Please help me GM Techs. I have this 94 quad 4 that came in year and 5 months ago now for an oil leak. Found head gasket leaking, removed head, new gasket, had head plained, crack checked, and pressure tested. Block has very little warp (maybe .0015 at most). ...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F03
1993 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1P4GH54ROP
I've got this minivan, came in on the hook, no start, scanned for codes and data, found and replaced faulty crank sensor. Van started with no problem, went to back it out of the shop and van stalled. Rescanned and found no cam sensor reading, replaced cam sens...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L air flow out vents VIN: 1GMDX03E2V
going to remove plenium and look for broken door spring
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L security VIN: 1G2NE52T9X
We have replaced the ignition lock cylinder due to a no start condition. Codes in computer wer 1630-1631-1632. WE relearned for new cylinder , cleared all codes, car starts & runs fine, but security light on dash will not go out.
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
thanks in advance for any help. this one was towed in to us and was a no start. vehicle was on road and stalled on customer and wouldnt start. we pushed it in and p0101 came up with the scan tool. cleared codes and it started and ran for a half hour. unfortune... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Out Of Range)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L run VIN: 1G2NF521E1
Is there any way of bypassing the [...] system completely at the customers request, or does the customer have to replace the entire car to fix the security?
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Intake Manufold VIN: 1G2HX54K12
Gentlemen: My first encounter with leaking upper intake manifolds was with a 1995 Bonnevile with VIN K engine. Coolant was found on top of the lower manifold and outside the upper plenum. My latest encounter is with this 2002 Bonneville...same engine, VIN K. W...
2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L oilsystem VIN: 1G8JW84R72
we have an oil leak onn the front of engine and after pulling front cover it is dry. the top electronics attached to timing cover we on the under side. not able to locate leak. help!!!
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 453BH80681
customer concern is after the car has sat on a hill (nose up) all night, when she starts the car and backs up the brakes don't feel like they will stop the car. I have felt the problem and it feels like the master cylinder bottoms out and the car will come to ...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1SG65683
Hey you subaru guys I need help on this one. Customer complains of fuel smell inside car after sitting overnight. This car is not garaged and the outside temps have been down in the teens. After questioning she said it has probably been more smelly after fill ...
1994 Toyota T100 2.7L fuel gauge VIN: JT4UD10D9R
fuse block # 2 left kick panel was melted at two fuses and no light operation at dash we installed a new fuse panel and sent the truck out. customer returned a week later the gas pump icon is on in dash and the fuel gauge is at full all the time. customer ran ...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF12B5W
vehicle came in with complaint of missfire or hesitation. tuneup was done and replaced plug wires.[original] after tuneup, we finally confirmed the complaint the customer was talking about )))the engine surges at cruising or very light accelleration on take of...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L engine VIN: JTEHF21A41
Engine has oil leak ar rear main seal area. I thought I seen a post a few weeks ago. Where another tech had same problem. He replaced the rear main seal and still had a leak. Their was something that he didn't reseal and should have. I don't remember what it w...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L high fixed idle VIN: JTDDR32T92
This car originally came in with problem of ,customer driving at highway speeds went to decell and car shut off,we found a stuck idle air control motor, tapped it and then heard the valve move then car ran normal. Replaced valve and problem is reoccuring aprox...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Vehicle in with complaint of missing at low rpm, stalling on decel. Modis initially had communication- indicated low battery voltage, all I saw before communication lost (never regained). Battery voltage immediately checked externally- within spec. Pulled blin... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed signal), 553 (maf), 4411 (blink code inj. 1 B ckt)

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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L transmission in limp mode VIN: WBAGD8324R
This one is fixed. The fix was to replace the transmission. bmw warrantied their gearbox. It had 10k miles on it. The big mistake on our part was we should have driven this car at some point and then pulled the pan...spent way too much time checking the electr...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L brake pull VIN: W06VR52ROW
Merry Christmas. When I got home last night and checked the replies I had two. Both suggested to check front end for loose parts. When I got to the shop this morning that is exactly what I did and low and behold, the lower control arm bushings were horrible. T...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCCS19X8V
Thank you to all who replied I can't believe I missed this one it was as everyone suggested the ignition switch causing my problem. I have seen this type of failure on several cars but this is the first truck.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNK26FXXG
this vehicle has several problems going on in fuel system but did not show up at 1 time. our research shows that gm has had a lot of problems with this fuel system design. we replaced the fuel injection pump to correct problem but we installed 3 different pump... Trouble codes: P0251.
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L headlights VIN: 1GCCT19W92
I fixed this problem by readjusting the headlights and replacing the standard bulbs with the napa brand britelites thank you to all who took the time to reply
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC52F13
the customer ha been supplying us with warranty plugs that were bosch plat. splitfire plugs. after putting factory a/c delco plugs and checking wire harness and found no problems, I put the vehicle back together and so far no return. untill the vehicle came ba... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cyl. misfire).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L first gear only VIN: 1GCHC23U73
I am going to close for now, i am still waiting for aproval to repair [goverment truck]. I received 6 replies and four pointed to the planetary gear set [same as our trany shop], most likely the rear one. Richard actually said to try it in reverse , if it make...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L7V
Thank you everyone for your replies. Customer chose not to replace the fuel pump since I could not prove that that was the problem. They drove it for a week or so and it quit again. It was towed in and started the next morning. Engine light was on and showed a... Trouble codes: P0300 (random mi).
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL45T63
Thank you all again for the information. Due to this customers impatience, and lack of time to pinpoint fault, I recommended both cam and crank sensors. Its been a week and a half and customer states there is no more check engine light. Thanks to those Chrysle... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cmp/ ckp).
1992 Dodge Colt 1.5L Unknown VIN: JP3CU24A4N
We performed the tests for the damper clutch. Found the solenoid working and the damper valve was not stck in valve body. We are in the process of replacing the torque converter.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Blend door VIN: 3B7HC13241
Have not had the truck back to evaluate valid fix, although fairly sure the blend door was the problem. I will update when that occurs.
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R8X
we thankyou to all who wrote in it gave us many directions to explore.We gave the coustomer a few options and they have not yet decided on what to do. Trouble codes: P1196.
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L wipers VIN: 2FTDF15Y4P
the wiper switch i had replaced was bad, with the same problem as the one i had removed, i don't know if i added to the problem in diagnoising this or i just had a mess in my hands to begin with. thanx all, curt
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTZX1766W
It turned out I thought a compression test had been done, but apparently it had not. Found #3 cylinder had 40psi and the rest were ok, therefore problem found. I appreciate all the replies, all good information.
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L starting VIN: 1FTYR10D04
Well, thanks all that replied, I didn't know Ford would do something like take away a keyway that was used for years and worked just fine on everything else, but we got her straight. We did just like everyone said and got the timing just right, and then only t...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1GTHK29162
Thank you for the help, after the reply about it still being under warranty, i sent it to the dealer and they found that the truck had 2 bad injectors, i guess its the dealers policy is to replace all 8 injectors, and they did that and the truck starts good no...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T23
Thanks for everyone who replied to this help request. I came in this morning to Clarence (my tech sharing this headache with me) performing a dynamic compression test on this engine & no sooner did a have time to go into the office view my Emails & print off s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple cylinder misfire).
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSi 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ585OV
thank you to all who replied in such short order, the problem was the rear o2 sensor wire that had been barely rubbed through the insulation, all grounds seem tight and clean once again thank you all.what a wonderful tool iatn is
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Heated driver seat VIN: 1J4GW48S6Y
We found that the resistor wire had failed. This vehicle was built prior to the September 18, 2000 date where the resistor wire is not repairable and cushion(s) must be replaced. Customer decided a warm butt was not worth the $970 for the seat cushion or $799 ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L hydraulics VIN: SALTY1246Y
Thanks for the help ,ended up rebleeding the brakes with the key on and that got the pedal back,have to agreenot the easiest system to bleed.Never found any calipers bad or guide pins plus the pads were all good not tapered.Appreciate all the replies.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW16423
Thank you gentlemen for your incredibly detailed help in my situation. Telling me where the relay was and what all is hooked to. You also helped me a certain amount with theory and operation regarding the vehicle must be outside for it to command the fan on. T... Trouble codes: P1412 (Secondary AIR injection fault implausible), P1415 (Secondary AIR injection fault).
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM81W2Y
well this was a tricky little basterd!! it turned out that recoding the key didn't fix it completly, key lost it's coding when customer kept tring to crank it to get it started! starter was shot that caused this mess!!
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1MA3511L
thank you for repling. i went back and looked at the firing order on the print out from mitchell 1. then i compared it to the firing order print out from alldata. totally differet. i used the alldata version and runs great.
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Trouble codes VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Thanks guys for all the great responses. This turned out to be easier than most of you described. When the customer first presented the car, I noticed the air box was open. This had the effect of covering the MAF with lots of goop. I cleaned it with electronic... Trouble codes: P0171, P0455.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBDA2803J
the airflow sensor boot inside the cis unit had a tear in it causing it to get false air and idle high according to mercedes this is not a servicable unit. due to the price of the unit we used rtv to fix crack. thanks for all the responses most people said che...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L diff VIN: W0X2715495
thank to all the tech who respond to problem i check the transfer case the oil was red i change it it's ok.
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Differential VIN: 2G2FV22P2S
I did do a tooth pattern and set the backlash to spec. When i first set it up . Then I changed them alittle, It would change the noise some but would not take it all away. I will try to talk the customer into factory unit. Thanks for all the help, Rick
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Heater blower motor and day time running lights VIN: 1G2WP52K4V
You guys hit it on the head with the ignition swicth. I started to remember the ignition being a problem back when I used to work at the dealership. Thank you all very much for the input. The customer is very happy and satisfied. Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS an...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Horn VIN: 1G2WJ52K6V
Spring replacement arrears to have FIXED this vehicle. A well stocked Ace Hardware has a spring assortment that can't be beat and the the fix was rather simple. I didn't/couldn't get 'spring rate' specifications from GM, so I let my common sense make the choic...
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L shifter VIN: 1G8ZH5280S
we replaced the BTSI Solenoid(shift lock release solenoid)and it shifts fine now. thanks for all the help.
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Oil cooler VIN: 1G8JW52R8Y
Thank you to all the replies. I asked because I didn't want to unbolt the oil cooler and have it fall in somewhere, It doesn't fall in. I did strip out the oil cooler so a new one is on the way. I'm calling this a fix since I got waht was needed. Here's the ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L head lights VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
Thanks for all the replies. when he comes back for the next round of bulbs i think Im going to try to disable the DRL and try a diffrent brand of bulb. I will also continue to moniter the alternator voltage to see if I can catch a spike.
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