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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L steering VIN: JH4KA766XN
this acura has no power steering whatsoever at low ambient temps, [anything below 30 degress], once car is brought into shop for a little while the power steering performs normally. when there is no power steering i can't hear the pump whining at all.i don't h...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L locks VIN: WBABE5314P
Ok this one has me scratching my head as to which way to go at diagnosing the problem. The car will intermittantly power up the ign. just like the key is turned on with out the key in ign. I havent got it to act up but yesterday when used the aftermarket alarm...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE632XS
this vehicle was towed in a couple of months ago for a no start. the customer had been spinning it over a lot and by the time we got it it had no compression. we took it apart and checked the engine timing to find it ok. when everything was reassembled it ran ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L seats VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Vehicle came in with a complaint of the seat going all the way back and the backrest folding all the way down when driver's door is opened. We cleared some codes and that seemed to rectify that problem but the seat memory switch does not work nor is there any ...
code 185 function exhaust vanos, the exhaust cam does not match specifyed value & is noisey on start-up (we are going to do accumaltor update on Monday) car is down on power & mileage is poor thanks Trouble codes: 185 (function exhaust vanos bank 1 fault frequency 49 p0013 B cam position actuator), 178 (cat converter conversion bank 1 fault frequency 1)
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall
I got this car last week, came in with a stall hot cosern. So i varified the problem, it did indeed stall after 15 mins, checked for codes non present. So tried to start starts right back up, stalls 2 mins later, starts right back up. Then it wouldnt stall, ra...
1996 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4HR52K4T
Hello, This is a first time post for me. Customer compliant is high idle. The idle will be about 1500 to 2000 rpm and will climb higher at times. when unplugging TPS sensor the idle returns to normal. There are no codes present and noticed on scan tool that wh...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
we are at a loss on this one, vehicle came in running poorly. and for once when we started to work on it it won't even start, long story short-we have injection pulse and spark. when you crank vehicle it dumps fuel in closed throttle position, when you open it...
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality
Hi all !!! I have a 95 S-10, 2.2L, when it starts cold, it runs and idles good, but when it warms up it will idle erratic and wants to stall. The customer has had prior work done on this truck somewhere else. They have changed the Temp. sensor, TPS, Crank sens... Trouble codes: 41 (1 x signal error)
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L hard start VIN: 1GCHK39J1V
hi guys i have two 1997 k3500 chevy duallies with the same problems. the problem is starting hard after warm. at cold start say in the morning both trucks start right up like brand new, but after that all day they have extended cracking before starting. acting...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1GNDX03EWD
customer came in with a noise on moderate acceleration it sounds like the exhaust pipe is hitting something or that it has a metal bracket loose at the back of the engine. we can get the vehicle to make the noise by torqueing the engine in drive but not in rev...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L cooling/engine VIN: 2GCEK19T7X
Brought truck in complaining of a coolant leak and check engine light on. Pressure checked the system, and found no external leaks. One thing I noticed, if you shut the truck off for a few minutes, and fire it back up, the misfiring monitor starts showing all ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Surge VIN: 3GNFK16R0X
This is the boss'es wife's car. She complained about a month ago that it had a surge at idle itermittently. I test drove it but could not reproduce problem. now she says it will "take off" from a stop without touching the gas pedal and go fast enough to shift ...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K3X
Came in with check engine lite. # 3 misfire, O2 rich. At first no communication with scanner and ECM . Found a blown fuse for ECM. Scan and ECM communicate. After clearing codes the rich O2 never returned, but now I have a random misfire then settles into # 3 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (3 misfire), P0303 (random misfire-intermitten)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Temp VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
Hi All, i was not sure which catergory to put this under so if it is not right sorry. This Blazer came in with a low/ no heat condition. I found the intake and radiator both leaking coolant. So I put a new gasket on with a new thermostat, and replaced the radi...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13S73
Hey all you gm guys. Anyone have any ideas on this one? The blend (Floor, panel and defrost ect) does not operate 100%. It only blows out a little at the dash vents when at the vent position. It comes out of the floor and the defrost but does not come out much...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S23
This Trailblazer has a reoccuring P0172 code. STFT & LTFT always more negative than positive. Fuel trim index fluctuates between -9 & -17 but I have never seen it as low as -35 which is what it takes to flag P0172. Even looking at freeze data it will not catch... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich condition)
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N0V
Greetings fellow tech's . I have one here that I need help on. This vehicle has been at our shop for 3 weeks now. It has been passed by two other techs, and we don't ussually let one get through without a fix. This vehicle will stall at idle in gear or in park...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L suspension knock VIN: 2C8GP54L61
this is making me crazy veh has knock from r.f. at low speed ive changed links, bushings, and strut tops still the knock persists
1989 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L Hesitation, bogs VIN: 1B3BC46K8K
This is my boss's mother in laws car. The vehicle has a bog on acceleration from a stop or rolling start, more when the vehicle is warm. Does not do it once the vehicle is up to speed. Scanner shows the 02 to be going lean and not comming back to rich. Checked...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7KB31YXU
The truck will not start, no spark or pulse. Also no cranking rpm on scanner. I can fire the ignition coil with the scanner.I have rpm signal on the gray and black wire at the computer(a/c voltage). There is also signal from the cam sensor.To top it off the ve...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L noise VIN: 2B4GP2432W
Thanks in advance for help. this is a new customer and has asked me to diagnose this problem. it is an obnoxious hissing coming from throttle body/iac. symptom worse when ac cycles during defrost mode- kicks up idle as is normal. inclined to believe this is no...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Won't Move VIN: 1B7HF13Z4Y
This 2000 Dodge 1500 4x4 is a coworkers. On his way home last night he noticed that the RPMs were changing about 200 RPMs it then grew to 1000 RPM change. The truck then began to slow down until it stopped. It then wouldn't go anywhere and got a ride back to t...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L heating VIN: 1B7HFI3Y21
hi everyone, we have this dodge in our shop that has very low vent temp. when the vehicle is outside or driving. we have 140-150'f in the shop, but when it sits outside or driving we can't get anymore than 90-100'f. we have replaced water pump, themostat, heat...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
HI guys Got one for the diesel guys. The glow plug system is in good working order yet this engine will not start unless you give it a shot of ether. Sometimes you have to give it more than a shot or two before it starts. I tested the water heater in the fre...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP15P2X
Repeat P1520 code.Checked for vacuum leak-none.What should be the correct voltage reading at the white/red wire to the IMRC solenoid? Should this reading match the voltage reading on the scanner?I can see the solenoid working by output test in scanner or with ... Trouble codes: P1520 (intake manifold runner control)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel filling VIN: 1FAFP53U7Y
Customer came in with fuel filling problem. Found fuel filler pipe mounts rusted off and hanging down lower than when it could have been properly mounted. Replaced filler pipe. Tried filling with fuel - same symptoms. Remove tank to inspect flapper valve. Coul...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
When this vehicle sits overnight at freezing temperature or below, on initial start up, you get the proper "flare-up" but then the idle drops very low and the motor almost stalls. It runs rough and surges for a few minutes and as soon as the temp. starts to in...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU75E52
hey everybody. i have this explorer in here, and i need some help from someone who knows more than i do about these transmissions. the customer complained of a slip during the 1-2 shift. this turned out to be the 2-3 shift. all other shift points were good. ch...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L blower VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Hello Honda Techs, We have this Odyssey here with Auto temp a/c. The customers concern is that when the system is set on Full Auto at around 72-73 degrees, the airflow drops to near nothing from the center vents and doesn't maintain the temp. If he overides to...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG665XY
vechile came in from another dealer,diag by honda as o2 sensor failure , replaced 02 sensor ,lamp still on. scanned history ,and found codes po133,p1164 both related to primary 02 sensor slow response,curcit range /performance maybe there is a tsb or re-progra... Trouble codes: P1167, P1164, P0133
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18591
Hello fellow warriors hope all is well and at the best to all for the festive season and new year.i hav e a 01 odyssey,it had a egr code,we tested the egr valve and it was weak,we replaced it,cleaned out the ports as best as i could with a old speedo cable.We ...
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Power Windows VIN: 1HGCM66324
Just wondering if anyone has seen this problem. Power windows (all 4) will drop about 1-3 inches sometimes overnight. Very interm. This vehicle has option to raise and lower windows from drivers door key. Have not had the chance to see this happen for myself y...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S4S
Vehicle came in for hard start found temp sensor out of spec -198 seemed strange to be that cold but then I ohmed it and it was bad so replaced also found bad radiator and fan clutch then it started fine ran great sent home next day same thing but could not ge... Trouble codes: 22 (temp sensor volt high)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48S34
I have this jeep that i have eliminated everything i can think of. It will rev up fine with no load but as soon as you go down the road at wide open throttle it pops spits and jerks and will not go over 25mph. If you ease into the throttle it will go fine with...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
i can't even fix my own car! i had both front cams off of this 2000 rx300 to adjust the valves, and after i put it together i got a p1346 vvt sensor/cam pos. sensor circuit range performance problem. the car runs fine. i'm suspecting a problem with the cam gea... Trouble codes: P1346
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L g sensor VIN: 1N6ED27Y31
hi, techs- this frontier will set acode for the g sensor intermittently but i havent been able to pin the problem. g sensor is pricey and i hate to throw money at problems without a diagnosis. does anyone out there know what the computer is looking at to set t...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51A43
a previous repair shop had cut the wire (computer ground side) of the intake timing control solenoid and and grounded it (solenoid side) to the frame. after reconnecting the wire to the computer the car wouldn't idle, started fine every time but would run only... Trouble codes: P1111 (variable intake valve solenoid fault), P1444 (purge system fault)
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WH52H7Y
This car is overheating when the heater is on. We have done all the above repairs. When we bypass heater core and flow tested heater core it appears to be ok. While bypassed, the car doesn't overheat. When hooked up, it appears to be a flow problem throught th...
1996 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B5T
thanks in advance.this vehicle towed in to me after other shops had worked on it.vehcile has no spark.fuel pressure good.good injector pulse.no codes.cam and crank sensor signal present with scan tool but synch lost.verified crank and cam timing marks aligned....
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L ebgine oil VIN: 1G2NE15M9S
Hello men, Customer states having to add a quart every two weeks, ~3-[...] per interval. Leaks at front and rear of intake like all 3.1s. Pulled plugs, found slight browning at ends of plugs. How can I determine where the oil is going? At start ther is no s...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3DF78N7W
Hello everyone. I have this 900SE 'vert here that has an odd [to me] problem. The wipers will stay on the intermittant setting when the switch is in the "off" position. Low and high speeds work normally. I can disconnect the motor, but what I believe is the in...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Heating VIN: JTDBF30K52
The problem is that this car has poor heat on passenger side only.Temp(defrost)drivers 135 F,passenger 100F and is the same on all functions.All moters and doors move all linkages attached.Modes all work fine.No codes and passes actuator self tests.This system...
2004 Toyota PRADO 3.0L MIL Lamp on
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
car came in on hook last week for no start. we put plugs in it started right up cust. took car and it sat for a few days would't start again we got it back it was flooded tested for spark out of coil, was not good enough, found broken coil. replaced coil found...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow system VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
This glow system has the glow relay on the firewall above the brake booster, with the 50 amp fuse at the top of the relay, 12v feed to the right of the fuse, feed to the glow plugs is to the right and left at the bottom of the relay, a bosch style 3pin plug is...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clock VIN: 3VWTG29M51
Vehicle was towed to us after some one tried to jump start the batt. with the cables reversed. the vehicle ran when started, but multple warning lites on icluding alt lite, found alt not charging, I replaced alt and now all is well with the car after clearing ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L power door lock remote VIN: WVWYH63B82
Hello thanks for looking. We have a 2002 passat wagon 4motion awd come from a used car dealer. power windows not working, alarm going of on its own. We found comfort module was submerged in water. Replaced module. everything appears to work except remote. I ch...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B23
Car died while being driven by customer. Towed in to shop. I found no ground to motronic power control relay. Alldata has poor wiring diagrams (help). I can't seem to find what feeds the ECM to ground this relay. I can start the car by jumping 87 to 30 on rela... Trouble codes: P0321 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance), P0687 (ECM/PCM Power Relay Control Circuit High)
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1F7UJEYM
Ok Volvo masters, need a little help on this one. 1991 740 8 valve with REGINA injection. This vehicle in park will rev up just fine with no problems. As soon as you take off it falls flat on its face with NO power at all. From reading previous posts it seemed...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L check engine lite VIN: YV1LS5523R
I need refreshed on the procedure to pull codes and reset light. I lent out my Volvo manual, and it did not come back

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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L hvac VIN: 3G5DA03E72
This one is fixed, thanks to a couple of you guys who suggested there was a tsb on taking a cable tie and holding one of the doors out of the way. Pretty simple fix really.
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G1JC544XP
I appreciate all the suggestions that I received. Hate to admit the obvious that I left the bolts loose. I'm glad that at my age of 69 I only work on my own car if I worked on the customers vehicle we would be very busy Redoing everything that I do or the cust...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14MXT
Well most of the replies were on target and if I was going to reply to my request I would have said the same thing the problem was before I asked for help I used two cans of carb cleaner looking for the intake vacuum leak externally the real problem was the va... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire 5 cylinder).
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M0X
I would like to thank everyone first for the help. It turns out after further testing that the aftermarket crank sensor was defective. Also the PCM was damaged when the B+ wire from the PCM to the CKP sensor shorted out against the a/c accumulator. Replaced th... Trouble codes: P0336.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNEK13Z12
Thanks for all your help. I tested sensors with scanner and they all seem to work ok . Back probed sensors all seem to work ok. When customer comes back in i will suggest that we change the sensor and bearing assembly. Thanks again for all your help.
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L high idle VIN: 1GDJG31U13
Well after much head scratching on this one, I was able to get the idle corrected. After obtaining the rest of my missing information thanks to you guys, I was able to reset the fuel trim via the scanner, run the idle relearn by driving the van, after two time... Trouble codes: P0507 (rpm idle high).
1960 Chrysler New Yorker 6.8L fuel gauge,inst lighting VIN: B103145032
when all else fails,go back to basics.My radio head friend was able to repair the microscopic windings on the bi-metal strip for me to repair the gauge problem and with no diagrams for the high voltage lighting I went up under this dash to look for something a...
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L steering wheel VIN: 1B7FN14X3J
this one is fixed. i put a rebuilt rack , now steering wheel has great feel.thanks for all replys. must have been a problem in the racks torsion bar/ spool area.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 3rd gear default VIN: 1B7HF13Y31
i found dlc didnot have power.it is same ckt as radio .has after market radio and a mess in the wiring department.probly had alarm at one time.repaired wiring and now have communication.trans problem gone for now.customer is going to drive it and see if ok. th...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L suspension? VIN: 2B4GP44362
Thanks guys for all your help. I think we have it solved.! After disassembling the left front strut we found if you pushed the shaft down aprox 3 inches you could move the shaft side to side in the bore causing a knocking noise. Replaced the strut and noise se...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L windows VIN: WDCAU46OL1
thanks to all techs. trace wiring for fuse 9 with short finder found other shop installed aftermarket radio they cut wiring to fuse 9 and used black electrical tape. aftr time tape fell off and shorted to ground.repaired all wiring car fix thanks to all for yo...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: 3D7MX48C56
Sorry to say, guys, I didn't get to fix this one myself. As many of you suggested I was able to get this one towed to a Dodge dealer. The customer had a trailer here still so I was able to talk to him when he came back. First off, the reason they said it was r... Trouble codes: P0148 (Fueling Error).
1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L rolling/hunting idle VIN: 1FTFE24NXK
Well the boss has finally decided to let it be for now. I haven't found the source of the rolling idle. I want to share a little of what I've learned. 1) having a breakout box is invaluable. Being able to monitor every pin coming and going to the pcm by simp...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4040T
This vehicle is now fixed.Turned out that someone removed the air intake temp sensor . In its place someone put a resister that made the computer think the intake temp was 170 degress.So what was happening is the warm up timer was made incredible short as the ... Trouble codes: P0125.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 2FRTH6DEK2
Greetings to all... it was my fault on this one, the used engine we installed apparently sat outside in the junk yard we got it from. Guess what, the cylinder 5 and six valve were stuck from rust... I HATE used engines.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 1st & Reverse
Thanks to Harold [...] for allowing us to call him to pick his brain & to all the other people who took the time to offer help. My origial train of thought was correct. The band was not holding tight enough to allow the vehicle to operate in 1st or reverse ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L pats VIN: 1FTPX14566
To all who replied, thanks. We are using the proper equipment for Ford programming; for some reason it would not allow a key code erase and reprogram. We ended up using Ford Oasis As Built Hex-Decimal Code and manually entered original configuration. This fixe...
1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTFC24T7X
Tech suggestions were to check vss sensor on scanner, also check egr problems sticking and possible pressure regulator.
2000 GMC C6500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJ7H1D3Y
I fixed this truck the first time, but ignorance prevented me from sealing the deal. Lacking proper scan equipment, training and pin charts for this truck, my customer (moving truck rental business) opted to call in an HD GM specialist. He came out, said my ... Trouble codes: P1120 (TPS 1 less or greater than calibrated value), P1221.
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L motor VIN: 1GKES16573
I took the trans mount off and there was one small stone in it I told my self there is no way this is going to fix this car so i put it back together and it was fixed thank u brett
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L climatem control vents VIN: 1HCG3279WA
Hello gentlemen. I would first like to thank the 2 techs who took time and replied. Both of their responses were very informative. To refresh things, I retrieved a code from climate control unit. It has two blink codes stating malfunction with mode control mot...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG5655X
Thanks to all that replied. I replaced the drivers door lock actuator and its fixed. thanks again.
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L rear wiper
thanks for all the replies, It turned out to be a defective wiper control module. i disconnected wiper switch,turn off ign. Is there continuity between the switch side conn. I-16 term. 5&7? If yes, replace switch. if no in my case replace the wiper module than...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L all guages VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
I hooked up the drb111 again and monitored the bus voltage. All was fine toggling around 2.5 volts on both lines and reading operational. All of a sudden it would say bus shorted together and the switch right back to operational. This would keep repeating. Aga...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L timing chain tensioners VIN: 1G4GL48K82
Thanks to Robert and Thomas for helping me out with this.The right tensioner was the one that threw me because the little paw inside was stuck and would not move.After reading what you both wrote i moved to the left side and it worked just like you both said i...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XT
Thanks for the replies, I [...] another shop was the ones that put in the new oxygen sensors but they put in universals. Once we actually put in OE with proper connectors the MIL has stayed off and all is good. Thanks again and sorry for not mentioning this ... Trouble codes: P1115 (Mfg control AF metering), P1117 (Mfg control AF metering).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L radio/cell phone VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Thanks to every for the help, the modules were the SOS/Tel Aid module and the C-tell modules. We had to send this to the dealer we were not sure what this would turn into as far as replacing the modules to see witch one was causing the problem. We Thought the ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE85H51
customer has never returned for continued diagnosis of the egr problem previously mentioned-she has stayed in contact with us and states the cel has stayed out-we are going to close this out for now and will repspond with successful fix note whenever the custo... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Hi guys well this one is fixed. Ended up changing all the coils like the tsb suggested.Cleared light and drove runs super again. Thanks to all for the great ideas. Especially Marion from Mississippi who told me about tsb. Happy Holidays too all!!! Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P1300 (Misfire code).
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L powertrain VIN: 1GMDX03EOW
I was able to determine that this noise is normal for this model and that the vehicle owner was over exagerating. Thank you for the replies.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Trac light alway on VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
Well folks, I had to send this one out without a fix so far. Here's a quick summary of what I found. I decided to track and test each and every wire out of the traction control/abs module [BTCM] and came across a major roadblock in my diagnosis. My Mitchell wi...
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L tcc lockup VIN: 1G2HX52K2X
Most of the replies were correct, this tranny has a problem with the bearing failing in the drive sprocket, and it chews up the inside of the sleeve thru the valve body plate. Not a good design, but with a handfull of new parts, it is back in action. Thanks to...
1987 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: JV12B0124E
Hey guys thanks for all the help on this one. I finally figured it out. First rule don't listen to boss & keep it simple. Timing belt skipped about three teeth. I re-set and vehicle started. As for the weak noid light one of things that make you go hummmmm.
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF12B1W
Customer has decided he doesn't want to spend more money on this car. Replies were all read and considered. Tone rings had been checked, sensor resistance and orientation are fine. As stated,Toyota speed sensor diagnostics {signal check} were already performed...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L not getting fuel VIN: 3VWAA8IE2W
Thanks to everyone that replied.The car was originally for no start found a weak coil.Then no fuel getting to engine relaced fuel pres. reg.must have switched hoses on reg. that's why the 100 psi fuel pres. switched them back and started right up.I do think ...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L shifter VIN: YV1LS5546T
thanks for the help! the ignition switch fixed the abs light and shifter problem, and i found a small evap hose cracked back by the fuel filter. another one fixed with the help of iatn.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5645W
thank you for all the great replies, kinda let this one sit around for awhile as scope did not indicate any coil issues or anything like that, what finally hit it on the head was the help from Don, did the glove test and it gave me the middle finger to indicat...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
A hearty thanks to all that replied! We (including the customer) decided on getting a low miliage used engine with turbo included. This paticular customer is one I care not to have comming back on a repeat basis so best to play it safe. We also will be replaci...
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