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1999 Acura TL 3.2L HID low beams VIN: 19UUA5651X
customer complains of dim HID (low beams only). Alldata/Honda ofer no detailed diagnosis for igniter/module. supply and ground circuits into unit is good. any help is appreciated.
1996 Audi A6 2.8L brake VIN: WAUJA84A7T
Greetings friends, This Audi has arrived upon our doorstep with a complaint of 'Rattle in the dash.' The car does this when it is in park with the brakes NOT applied with the engine running. I hear a clicking/vibration in the dash area. It does this only when...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB88D7V
Vehicle was towed in with customer's complaint of running rough and skipping. When we went to pull vehilce in it started and is running ok at this time. Check engine light is on. Checked for codes. Has a P1338 CMP open/short. Cleared fault, Faults comes back a... Trouble codes: P1338 (Bank 1 Camshaft position Sensor Open circuit/short to ground.)
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
This car is a good customer of mine. This car always has issues, always something new this time the dash lights will not light up to its full intensity. When the car goes over a bump the dashlights dim and go bright but geneally stay the same which is dim. I b...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Monitors won't set VIN: WBSCM9346Y
I am working part time at one of our emissions testing sites trying to help a client with a BMW that will not run the monitor self-tests. The problem has been going on for more than a year. A dealer replaced the ECM in an attempt to fix the problem. The drive ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Digital Cluster Illumination VIN: 1GKD54Y9VU
This vehicle lost the digital read-out display for speed, prindle display, turn indicators, and mileage readout. All other warning indicators and lights work fine it also runs and drives good. The vehicle had no previous warnings or signs of this problem and o...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L traction control system VIN: 1GCET1283V
Hi Guys, I am writing about this vehicle because the traction control system will activate for short periods of time intermittantly when being driven. My customer tells me it happens about twice a week and cannot be predicted. I have experienced it only once ...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WO6VR54R61
this vehicle high long term fueltrim. when getting to 23 percent the check engine lite comes on. we cleaned the mass air flow, checked for vac leaks, checked fuel pressure which is 42psi, and replaced a plugged fuel filter. after driving several time the fuel ... Trouble codes: P0171 (b1 lean), P0174 (b2 lean)
1986 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GCDC14H7G
This truck stalls when you let off the gas from a cruise and slowly come to a stop. It idles fine in gear sitting still even if you goose it and let off the gas. The one weird thing is if you back up in reverse and stop it seems to be O.K.. But if i get up to ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Right three cylinders not running VIN: 2G1FP22S1S
Got one for the Chevy guys out there. Did head gaskets on this 3.4L. Right bank is dead, loads up with gas, thought at first the injectors were leaking, I dont think thats the case. I'm affraid the valves are adjusted incorrectly ( although I did it to specs )...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WN12MXS
This vehicle came in for the classic problem of the lower intake gaskets leaking. When we drove the vehicle into the shop, it ran fine, and sounded good, it just had coolant in the oil. We replaced the intake gaskets, let the oil drain over the weekend, and ch...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19RXT
This truck was pulled in for a no-start condition. When I started working on it the staring motor would crank normally,kick back,crank normally then the starter drive would slip(spin)then I would let off the starter.While doing this I checked for spark at the...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1Y15K5283W
This care came in for the headlights staying on all of the time. the running lights would stay on also. Even with the key out of the ignition. We tracked down the problem the DRL module. we pulled the circuit board out and found the boad burnt up in spots. We ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCHG35R6Y
This fleet vehicle came in about two years ago with a bad starter. It had stayed engaged and the nose of the starter was destroyed. Inspected the ring gear and other than some small nicks it looked ok. Replaced starter with a Car Quest reman unit. It worked ab...
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GH45R5R
Van can in orginally with engine light coming on (code 41), running poorly, no acceleration, lacking powerr, etc... Was not drivable. Tested and found PCM was shorting out when hot (tap it and it would act up). Took old PCM apart and was overheated. Replaced w... Trouble codes: 41 (Generator field not switching properly)
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L turn signals brake lights VIN: 1B4HS528Z2
Hey Guys, this truck is blowing the hazard , turn signal fuse along with the brake light fuse, they do not happen at the same time. I have a short finder hooked up to each circuit and its intermintent. when the brake light starts shorting out, it might last fo...
1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP42E2N
this mustang came in with excessive oil usage and smoking from exhaust. leak down test indicated ring issues. car ran very well but smoked and used oil. customer agreed to engine replacement. after installing atk long block assy., this car idles at 2000 rpms a...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L high rpm VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
i did basic troubleshooting ex: diff. press. test, fuel pressure, no codes present, and still the rpm is too high.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L all VIN: 1FTHX26G6T
Customer states vehicle will shift hard/harsh intermittently. Took to trans shop had trans serviced and some part replaced on top area of engine for no 3-4 shift. Trans was shifting great, then took a spell of hard/harsh shift (all shifts), then shifted great....
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Defrost VIN: 1FTHF25H9T
I have a 1996 Ford F250. The heat works fine until you put it in defrost once it is in defrost the air on the windshield and floor becomes cold. I can see the blend door (cable operated) and it seems to be working fine. I get it to respond fine with the contro...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Vehicle intermittently cranks by itself. Engine cranks with no key and noone around vehicle. Car has not done it since i have had it in my possesion. I suspect starter relay. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!!!
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F9K
Truck came in about 2 weeks ago for a cutting out problem...Engine would shut down like the key was turned off, but then it would recover to an idle, until accelerated over 1500rpm again. sometimes it would shut down completly, but restart ok---Replace CAM sen... Trouble codes: 1248 (No turbo boost pressure detected)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L dash board VIN: 2FTRX08W1X
When vehicle is first started dashboard takes about 1 minute to come on including odometer and all guages also warning lights
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VOY
Hello all. Need some help here. This ranger has a hard fault code po176. Vehicle will stall multiple times cold. My question is: will this sensor if bad cause this symptom? and is there an easy way of checking this sensor? as the part is high $$$. Thanks in ad... Trouble codes: P0176, P0320
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Antitheft VIN: 1FAFP34P71
Have one of those wonderful Ford problems here today. Any attempt to start leaves the antitheft light flashing rapidly. I have the code B2159 Remote personalization output circuit short to B+ OR MOD says it is Memory #1 output circuit short to ground. I have ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F71
This one came in on the hook after having an oil change facility do the fuel filter. The truck was running with low power and stalling out prior to the filter change. He stated it wouldn't start at all after the filter change though. Since it was 5 PM when it ... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM Error)
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering pump VIN: 1FMRU17L63
This vehicle came in a couple of months ago with a noisy power steering pump. We replaced it with an aftermarket rebuilt pump. That pump was also noisy, customer needed vehicle so she drove it for 2 weeks before she could bring it back. We installed a second r...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K93
GM Dodge guy learning about a ford here. suv came in with mil on with p0153 replaced o2 sensor. came back week later with same o2 code back and misfire codes all the same bank. notice a rough idle not real bad but not noticing misfires customer said vehicle ra... Trouble codes: P0153 (HO2S21 circuit slow response), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX4
We checked the plugs on the affected cylinders. They were very bad so we replaced them all. No change. We switched coils from good to bad cylinders. No change. Visual check on all wiring and connectors showed no heat or rubbing issues. Checked and redid all gr... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0357, P0325, P2196 (afr 02 sensor rich)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L trailor wiring VIN: 1FTSS34S95
ford techs please help. i'm installing trailor brake wiring on this 05 e-250. it had an empty plug under the dash which i plugged into a harness i got from the ford dealer for the brake controller. my problem is under the vehicle. i got a 7 pin plug from the f...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L external lights VIN: 1GTEC14M5T
thankx in advance for your help!! truck came in with a complaint with blowing parking lamp fuse when you turn external lamps on. i unpluged harness in the back and also the front one and we wiggled wires along the frame to see if there was any change there was...
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Don't know VIN: 1GTG625R8V
It stalls when I come to a stop after going over 30 miles per hour. It shifts fine through all the gears and does not have a misfire or anything else, it just stalls when I come to a stop. Sometimes it has a hard time getting into 1 gear after coming from reve...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L park release solenoid VIN: 1HGCB765XL
hey guys! we have another one for you was towed in,unable to come out of park.we used the bypass park release button to move vehicle.the car felt really sluggish,no power,took for a road test and transmission won't downshift to 1st at a stop,it works ...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN55D82
Please help Hyundai Technicians. Replaced engine due to water injestion, now car keeps getting code 1166. I can't seem to find any type of diagnostic info. Car runs great but keep getting this code. Smoked engine and no vacuum leaks found. I would be very than... Trouble codes: 1166 (Lambda bank control limit bank 1)
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
I'm stumped again... This trooper came in a few weeks ago for catalytic converters by customer request. Then it came back a few days later with the light back on. I had one of my other techs scan at it, he said it needed a coil. He replaced it and it came back... Trouble codes: P3004 (missfire on cylinder 4)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L performance VIN: 1J4GW48S41
Hi guys : customer complain of eng. hard start after shut off and check eng.lite on. we found fuel prssure was low at 25psi when eng. not start, and would start up when fuel pressure wentup. scn comp. found code p0340 missing cam signal. we also found 2 front ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srs VIN: WDBHA29GXY
i have no information on the code i pulled..the code is 34 discription is digital crash output wiring faulty...if i cancel the code it comes right back..before i start tearing things apart to test i would like to know if anyone has a clearer discription of thi...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L check engine VIN: WDBRF81J13
Vehicle came in originaly with customer request to replace spark plugs. Replaced all spark plugs and shipped vehicle. Customer had vehicle towed to dealer 1 day becuase we were closed due to misfire condition. The dealer said they needed to replace the sparkpl...
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L belt VIN: 1MEBM6042J
Auto belt tensioner for P/S-air pump not available from Ford or NAPA etc. Looking for new parts or change over kit. Thanks Bill.
1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L wont run monitors VIN: 1MELM13P0V
Hi group, first at all Thank you, you guys are great. I replaced the engine on this vehicle, after that I have driven for about 40 miles,runs great mil is off, emissions are good. let it run at idle with a/c on and off. But the monitors will not run and can no...
1971 MG Midget 1275CC transmission VIN: GAN5UB9407
After a long period of hunting for some hard to get parts, the transmission was reassembled with all new parts except for two items that were unavailable new. They were the mainshaft, which had severe wear on the spigot (the tip end fitting into the 1st motion...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L pcv VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
i'm sure this is really simple, but it's driving us nuts. we have this '99 altima that according to the customer was at least 3 qts low on oil. he added oil, brought to us to find a leak - we are finding nothing leaking. the customer would like the pcv valve r...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31A71
vechile will not idle checked out idle circuits ,i have found that these have some problems with iac valves &some times ecu .i replaced iac valve vechile idles around 1500 rpm now after vechile warms up about 180 temp ,then vechile vechile surges from 1000 to ...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Engine VIN: JN1DA31A43
This vehicle has a loud rattling noise that starts around 2000 rpms. Sounds like metal hitting metal. We suspected the timing chain was hitting the cover from a bad guide or tensioner. After disassembly, we have not found anything abnormal. Do any of you exper...
1992 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
I know this thing needs a fuel pump, it's an old nearly worn out car my niece drives with 200K of MN rust on it. I'm just looking for info weather anyone has done a pump on one of these through the floor, and where to cut the hole? I hope this is not seen as t...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L brakes locking up VIN: 2P4GP44ROV
Hello out there I have this 1997 grand voyager all four wheels are locking up over a hour test drive then you can break the lines open at either the master of the wheels and the wheels free up you have to crack open each bleeder at every wheel. then once they ...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L fuel pump VIN: 1G2NF52E92
Hello fello GM lovers, I need some assistance. I do not have 12 volts to the fuel pump at the jucntion under the car by the passanger rear tire. The code that I got from this car was P0230- Fuel pump relay control circuit malfunction. The relay tested ok. The...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Battery VIN: YS3DP75G61
Hello all thanks ahead of time for your help. This Saab has come to the shop a couple times with the same problem. After two days battery is dead Volatage at 2.37 volts and car obviously will not start. This problem occured after a couple years of car being ne...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L reverse & 2nd gear VIN: 1G8ZK5277W
customer came in said car is shifting hard into 2nd and reverse wasn't working.i test drove car had no reverse till i reved it to 3000 then it moved slowly. hooked scanner up got codes po732 incorrect gear 2 ratio.i drove it with scanner trans data showing and...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L bcm issue VIN: 5GZCZ23D82
Problem programming BCM. Second try, second BCM. Both had an error communicating at step 06. Have asked technical assistance for the Tech-2. Technical assistance for SPS. All say it should work. Called Saturn dealer, they said we cannot program the BCM. Is Sat...
1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L rear diff VIN: JF1GF4859T
customer complained of a noise in rear. (i believe it's a brake noise) but while on the lift running in drive we noticed that the rear diff was not turning but the drive shaft was. shut car off to do a lof and was showing problem to another tech and now when w...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Stall VIN: 4TAWM72N8W
Hello Toyota Techs and Happy Holidays! This Tacoma originally came in from another shop as a no start. We found it was flooded. We replaced the plugs and it fired up and ran bad. It wouldn't idle on it's own and stalled again/flooded. It had no codes. The TPS ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H5T
from the very begining, this vehicle would have a difficult time starting. it would just crank for an extended amount of time and eventually start and run. when it ran and you got on it, you could definitely feel a miss. ever since i replaced the cap and rotor... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0303 (misfire 3), P0304 (misfire 4)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L SRS light on VIN: 3VWDD21Y83
Need help on this one has code 1739 pass, side crash sensor. Where is it? as usual Nulldata no good. Thanks

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1989 Audi 100 2.3L No shift VIN: WAUBB0448K
Hey all. I put in a used valve body to see if it would fix the problem...and it did!!! Most of the replies I recieved had mentioned either the valve body or the govenor valve would be at fault. I did take apart the original one and cleaned it out, and for what...
The part that made this repair difficult is the lack of information (with out going on factory website) available the actual diagnosis was simple. we simply swapped the solenoid pacts from left to right & the problem switched sides. we than ordered & replace... 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).
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
Thanks to all for usefull info. I have check the fuel pressure reg. no trace of leak, also i disconnect the hose to reg.(road tested) and it still stall 2 times(45psi at this time on gage) Check MAF no sign of contamination. Check also EGR if clean and if stuc...
1989 Cadillac Seville 4.5L heater blower motor VIN: 1G6KS5156K
A big thanks to everyone who responded. The cadilac is fixed. I disconnected the battery and jumpered the cables together for about 10 minutes and then reconnected the battery and restarted the caddy and now the blower works like it is suppose to. So I really ...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L water pump bolts VIN: 1G6CD53B9N
To repair the stripped water pump bolt holes would have required engine removal.The car had the customer declined any repairs.It seemed everyone advised heli-coils to repair the stripped holes.
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L engine noise VIN: 1G6KF57981
well techs, thanks for the help on this one. i've asked the customer to return in 5000km and i will run an engine flush chemical and a 15w50 synthetic oil with his next service. the noise is so light it's not funny, kind of a lifter noise buried under the indu...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Fuel gauge stays on, alam chimes don't work VIN: 2G1WN54T7N
We had to give up on this one. There were several replies that would be worth checking the achieves for. The one that helped us the most came from Edwin from Idaho. Follows are some suggestions from Edwin; Possibly rather than pull the fuses to locate the para...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L heating system VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
Thanks to all 16 resonders. The general concensus was to flush system-some said use soap to loosen up the crud in the system. What I did was to flush the system using only water till it came out CLEAN. Then refilled the system using Prestone All makes/models g...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L heat controls/defrost controls VIN: 1GCGC33J9W
thanks for the replies, but i just explained to customer i would have to charge him for my time in it, he was ok with it. anyways i figured first place to open was heater core, and i nearly it the floor laughing, it was wrong heater core, it hooked up ok to ho...
2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E4X
I finally fixed this last night. Richard [...] hit this one dead on . Someone had did a intake job on this van and left the crank sensor wire out of its holder. I pulled the whole harness out and examined it and found 1 small spot that had intermittently bee...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L serpentine belt VIN: 1C4GJ44G7Y
happy holidays too all and thanks to everyone who replied!all the info that was given was awesome! to repair the vehicle i installed the pulley shield/washer on the idler pulley and the tensioner pulley,also found that the cowl drain tube was not connected!the...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G03
This car is fixed. The cam sensor was the problem. when the rpm was watched along with the wave pattern on the cmp sensor it would fall off but the car would still run ok? The crank sensor would take over I ussume. replaced the sensor and reset the codes and a... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor circuit failure).
1991 Dodge W250 5.9L p/s pump VIN: 1B7KM268XM
Sorry about the tardiness of the closing reply. Justin from Wyoming nailed it on the head !!! The check in the steering gear was shot,causing the pump to cavitate and ruin the assembly. We replaced the gear and pressure hose,and also installed a Borgeson lower...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L low power VIN: 3B7KC2667X
thanks to all. the fix was to replace the turbo.the housing around the dump valve had cracked causing the low boost pressure. boost is now 22psi and running strong.
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4B3AG42H71
Thanks everbody, This should help someone in the future for this simple repair. Looks as if Dodge computers won't re-learn Idle properly if the TBI is dirty and not showing the true min tps value. The trick was to clean throttle blade real good, disconnect bat...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVLT22B4S
We found a cracked cylinder head on the rear bank. Funny that spark plug didnt look more coolant damaged than the others. Thanks for all the help. This car is a fight to work on every step of the way so i really appreciated the 'heads up' from most of you on c...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Long cranking time VIN: 1FTHX26F8S
Thanks to everyone who replied. A strange thing happened. After reading the replies, I went out one morning to get it going to try a few things and expecting to crank for 20 seconds or so, it fired right up. We kept it for a few more days trying it cold and ho...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L timing marks VIN: 1FTDX186XV
Thanks again. due to many great responses we not only got the timing on correctly and the vehicle runs great but we learned that the expence of the factory tools is not nessary to complete this job.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Windows, Sift interlock, Dome lights, Wipers VIN: 1FTRX17L71
I think I found the short the brake pressure switch did show some signs of brake fluid. I ohm checked the switch and found 1900 ohms resistance, not a total short but enough to blow the 5amp fuse. I changed the switch and waiting for the Customer to try out th...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51463
thanks for all the replies, they were a lot of help. the cust. did not want to fix the van. they went and traded it in on a new one. we checked for vaccume leaks with smoke and found no leaks. we all think that it is the brake booster but as i said the cust. d...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C31
different members suggested carbon buidup problem so ran cyl.leakage test and all were 10% or less,suspect faulty ecm referred customer to dealer.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JNXCA31AOY
thanks guys for all the info. car is not fixed yet. very poor info out there from manufacture. no fuel test port,two fuel pressure regulators?. what is nissans problem?
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y31
Sorry for the long wait. I have not heard back from customer. My replies suggested change o2 sensor and check wiring to ecm. The problem I had was no ground provided from ecm for the o2 heater. I provided my own ground while at same time had amp probe on circu... Trouble codes: P0141.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Harness
A summary of the previously received replies can be found in my update. I have received no further input, but I have not yet fixed this car. Among the many causes, the holidays, the owner's not needing the car for his primary transportation, and the fact that ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
We gave customer price on removing intake maniford for further inspection and repairs. Customer stated he would have the work done here but has yet to return. I got some great replies 12 in all, they are as follows. Reply 1 of 12 From: Monte from Minnesota... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Rt. bank), P0174 (Lean Lt. bank).
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW48N52
hello, thank you for your help, we had a bad cam sensor Trouble codes: P0320, P0340.
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L temp gauge VIN: KNAGD12662
removed air filter box,cleaned and tightened grounds for negative battery cable to body and bellhousing.also multi-ground connection in left fender by battery. gauge reads normal thanks fellow iatn members
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D9S
Hello everyone sorry for my late post for this car I just came back from holiday.thank you very much to everyone who replied with very helpfull information.Mark [...] hit it right on,the problem really was a corroded negative battery cable connection to the b...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L no heat VIN: 3N1CB51D42
I ordered an air lift system to deal with these problem cooling systems. I called the customer to have her come in and get the air out of the cooling system. she said the heat is working fine now, just the morning after we filled her system was there no heat. ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1N4AL11D85
Thanks to all for the replys, tried the manual relearn process w/out nissan scanner consult took but flagged light p507 again. Bg rep sent to nissan had reprogrammed all is well. Was told common problem was told not to clean throttle plate on drive by wire and... Trouble codes: P0507.
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WS52H9X
Thanks group Terry [...] hit this right on it, on the wiring of aldl connector all modules (computers) on this car comunicate to the scanner to one single wire, if one computer is bad will shut everything of car will not even crank, I unplug the connector on ...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Engine Removal VIN: M3RM575549
Thank you to all that replied to this request. The owner has decided not to repair the vehicle at this time. However if I run into this again I can say with confidence that the engine can be removed from the top, as the overwhelming majority of you have done t...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3EF48E3X
The stalling problem was caused by the vacuum check valve between the throttle body & pcv at the valve cover. The port broke off from deterioration and caused a vacuum leak. Replaced check valve with Saab #43 01 669. I am replacing the thermostat & temp sensor... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect performance problem).
1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Hesitation, backfire thru carb VIN: JT4RN60S4E
First of all thamk you for the many replies. I am sorry it took so long to close out, as i have only been working on it on weekends. When I first assembled the engine I set the chain correctly, but I couldnt get it to time. The dist adj topped out at 8btc, nee...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K5W
thanks for all your help, i guess fuel pumps do go bad. thats what we put in it. incedently it did look ok on the lab scope.
1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Cuts out, Stall
Thanx for all the help, but so far still stumped. Fuel pump failed on Dec. 22nd. Waiting on new pump & filter to continue diagnosis. Not expecting pump til after new year so I'll close this for now & give updates later. Hope we all start new year off great, se...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H5W
I fix the 1998 Jetta as most every one indicated the P0322 was the RPM or CKP sensor. I ohm tested it and found no ohms. and replaced it without a problem. First fix no problem. Next was the P0411 seconday air injection faulty flow. I found the conditon of the... Trouble codes: P0322, 16706 (Engine Rpm sensor-G28 No signal Error occurs intermitantly), 16795 (seconday Air Injection system Faullty Flow P0411 error occurs Intermitly).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: VWSP29M11M
Thanks to all who replied. This problem I had tested all components. This is a major engineering flaw!! The pcm monitors the glow plug resistance through g/p relay. This resistance tells pcm of g/p fault. Also pcm monitors coolant temp, for how long indicator ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifter Knob VIN: 3VWCD21C53
Thanks to George. He nailed it right on: Push down sleeve of selector lever, then while depressing knob - remove by pulling up
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Engine noise VIN: YV1LS5342W
Well, I got the kit and dropped the pan and replaced the pick up o-ring and the other o-rings for the pan that came in the kit. Although the o-ring that I took out didn't seem to be that loose, there has been no noise since the repair which we did a week ago. ...
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