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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Surge VIN: WDBBH7324T
The problem is when the car is driven it feels like the cruise control is on (disconnected). Over 20mph the car will accelerate on its own, must noticeble on decel. It goes back to normal when it gets under 20 mph (brake pedal, no clutch pedal) the car will ki...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L cabin sensor VIN: WBAAM3332X
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: WBADM6341X
I cannot find information for sensor rezistance. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor A signal camshaft sensor inlet.)
1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4W092W0P
car runs very bad cold pops through intake brakes up when you try to rev it up runs very rich. back fires through exhaust. problem will re occure after car sits outside in 2 hours after being at full operating temp when it is 29 out side. starts running bad as...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G4WB52K8W
Car sets code 1232 and 1225. Ohm check is ok, ac volt test ok. Abs light is on but on test drive scanner shows left wheel speed the same as rf, lr, rr. Can there be a short to ground or 12 volt if scanner will show correct wheel speed with the light on? If cod...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55KXY
Came in as a no start.Turn key it started with foot on gas.Iac was inop.ECM was not controlling IAC.Now it starts and runs BUT when you use turn signals it dies and won't re-start for a couple of minutes,won't even crank.When it does run runs well but shifter ... Trouble codes: U1000 (communication problem), U1040 (ebcm communication problem)
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L oil consumption VIN: 1G6DW52P3T
this car is maintained on a regular basis. every three months or three thousand miles which ever comes first. customer came in at the end of november with add oil light on. changed oil and started oil consuption test, car uses one quart of oil in 998 miles. ca...
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L head lamps VIN: 1G1AY8769B
This car used to be a 1/4 mile drag car , completely stripped down just for racing . Now the owner wants to put it back original for the road. I need a vacuum diagram for the headlight opperation. I have 16 to 18 inches of vacuum . I can manually get them to g...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G1YY238XL
Hello all, I have a 1990 corvette that has 3 dead cylinders at all times, #5,6,7 CYLINDERS. Have scope tested igntion and even replaced all igniton components except internal distributor parts, have tested compression-good, have scope tested injector pattern...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12X3S
i have a monte carlo with a 3.4 no start. when cranking engine, car will start for 5 sec and than dies immedietly. checked fuel pressure, and it's 40 psi. while cranking fuel pressure does not drop off. checked timing belt and timing marks, all ok. no codes pr...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Rear Lift Gate VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
Hello everyone, I have this 1996 Blazer in the shop and the rear liftgate won't open. When you press the dash switch you can here the lock operate inside the door. Whan you press the button on the liftgate you here the same sound. when trying a key in the tum...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHC29U11
This truck has a shudder when you pull a hill.I think it is a missfire.It is very consistent,fills exactly like you drove over those groves they put on the side of the highway.I Replaced plugs and wires with no change.fuel pressure is 55 koeo.I also cleaned in...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29U51
Security Issues: Here's to the GM techs out there... This is the second time this year this has happened to me and it is gets very frustrating. Vehicle was towed in as a no start, immediately recognized it as a security problem, would crank and fire but shut d...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19X43
Ok guys i got one i can`t get rid of. this astro seems to drop a cylinder every once in a while at idle & seems to misfire under a light load at cruise speed. i have had my genesis hooked to it when it drops a cylinder & misfire under a load but it so slight i...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C3EL56T3P
Thanks for all your help. This car came in on the hook with no start problem. It has no spark no fuel no communcation to the snap on scanner in the engine trans and body controllers do communicate. Off the comp I have no 5 volt referance for the tps and map o2... Trouble codes: 29 (tps short or open)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP54L7X
Engine starts and idles fine. When accel from a stop or accel from cruise speed engine misfires/backfires until you let off. Misfire shows up on scan tool mostly on #4 and sometimes on #4 and #1 at the same time. Check engine light will flash when missing is o...
1993 Dodge W150 5.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HM16Y7P
At an idle the truck is really really rich, it's hard to start, and don't want to idle. Map volts at idle are 3.8v engine vacuum at idle is 4hg injector pulse w at idle is 6.8 I suspected an vacuum leak so I replaced intake gaskets. I also put on a new...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L battery light VIN: 2B3HD46R9W
vehicle came in with battery light on. tested charging system. all check out good no problems found. light will come on intermittently. and stay on till vehicle is turned off. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
This car will cut out under acceleration. not just a random miss, but more like the entire engine cuts out for a split second. the car idels great. no sign of vacuum leaks. no codes. I thought it might have something to do with the torque converter lockout sel...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B6KB31Y51
This van has an intermitent problem. At the moment it is running fine . Fuel pressure and vacumm are good.At times it will not idle. When this happens the pid for the o2 sensors will go to 5 volts. I belive it may be a faulty computer. Has anyone seen this bef...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L gauges VIN: 3B6HF36561
This dump truck belongs to the local town,it came to me because the instrument gauges do not work.I did notice that when I put on my high beams the gauges start to work.I do have communication with the on board computer and do have a code 1687 no communication...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
Thanks everone for oyur responses. Engine will make noise like if the timing chain tensioner is loose or has no oil pressure. Noise will go away a few seconds after inicial start up. If your start the engine after being started repeatedly, no noise is present....
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2D7JB21Z63
vehicle misses under load no power, running rich, new convertor glows once warmed up,fuel trim -19
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48C74
Hello fellow folks in mechanicland. Need a little help on one today. I have a Cummins here which will not start without ether. Once it starts, it runs good and will start every time after that until cold again. Fuel pressure once running seems okay, actual fol...
1977 Ford F-100 5.8L vacuume VIN: F10HLV9301
OK guys and gals, This beautiful gem had an underhood fire and we have been able to restore most of it. Called our local Ford Liason and he couldn't find any info and I'm about out of sources. Does anyone have a schematic for the vacuume lines on this? The ...
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAPP6241P
I have this vehicle that I am suspecting the IAC to be at fault. The idle stays at 2000 RPM. My question is, can the IAC valve be tested off the car to verify the diagnosis? If so, how? I was trying to remember if there was one of those special testers that yo...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L heater&engine runs too cold VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
well this is a new one on me hope someone has had this prob too this rig came to me from two other shops the prob---runs too cold other shops installed 3 t-stats two after market and then factory stat i realize its cold out side but this thing only comes up to...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Thanks for your help in advance. This is my personal truck, well maintained. We do not work on many of these so I am maybe not as familiar as I could be so your help will be greatly appreciated. Leaving work this evening truck started fine (about 40f) as I pul... Trouble codes: P1316, P1275, P1277
1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Steering VIN: 1GTDT19X4X
Hello folks in iatn land. This truck will intermitantly seem to loose power assist during parking menuvoirs at any time any where. Does seem to happen more in reverse and close to lock. Ha anybody seen this? And what fixed it? Thanks for the help.
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Hard start
This one has a hard start (long crank) after sitting while hot it fires right up when cold or right after it's been shut off...but if it sits for a while it has a hard start... I was going toward a regulator leaking but I see no sign of leakage and it still do... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor performance)
2002 GMC C6500 8.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GXG6H1E82
This tow truck has an 8.1L engine which stalls and backfires when cold. It also has low power when cold. It runs ok when warm but still has some loss of power even when warm. I supect low fuel pressure but we don't have the fuel pressure specs. Any help would ...
1997 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.6L high idle VIN: JHMEH6142V
customer states that the idle is very high and the car will take off / move without her foot on the gas. this is not normal to her. customer is very competent and has owned the vehicle since new. upon start up: this morning , car sat over night , coolant temp...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L rear wipers VIN: 456DM58W82
Another tech in the shop has this one. rea wiper when activated with the switch "jumps" slightly when activated but will not cycle. When activated with a power probe will run continously. tech replaced rear wiper motor and wiper control module. A possible defe...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66871
vehicle came into shop with code p-1164 a/f sensor range/performance out of range when I went to remove sensor #1 bank #1 sensor the threads came out of the exhaust manifold I tried to use a thread chaser but no luck so I got a spark plug fouler and drilled ou... Trouble codes: 1167 (o2 heater circuit)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Ping VIN: 5FNRL18002
After returning from the body shop vehicle has a severe engine Ping or rattle under acceleration even in the service bay under no load. It drives fine but ping will not go away. Check Knock sensor it seems to be sending a signal, fuel pressure has me concerned... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank one), P1399 (Random misfire)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start
this hyundai came for a no start condition.another shop has replace both timing belt,because balanceshaft belt broke and broke the crankshaft sensor and the car failed to start.Everything when back together now the car does not start.After cheking the car out ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Floor of car VIN: SAJGA51C22
Gentlemen this vehicle drives marvelously, except that on sharp speed bumps at 40-60 kmh(i.e. 4" rise in pavement, by even 2" wide) like a frost boil on the pavement joints, there is a loud thump like the subframe is moving sufficiently to hit the floor of the...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Temperature gauge VIN: 1J4GZ58S1V
Temp guage on this vehicle is pegged full hot, and CHECK GAUGES lamp is flashing. Does this even at cold start in the morning. Scan tool data shows that PCM is receiving correct data from coolant temperature sensor (ambient temperature at cold start-up, about ...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FY49S1V
this vehicle has a very rare, hesitation issue. while driving around 40 mph it will seem to miss and hesitate, only for a moment. this is usually followed by a pop or two heard in the exhaust. it seems as if something is killing the spark, intermittently. Afte...
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L no start wet VIN: 1J4FY29P9W
This Jeep has a VERY intermittant no start condition only after substantial rain has occurred,(of course it starts now) I am limited by time due to the fact it is an assistant preacher's vehicle with not a lot of money to spend and I am hoping to get a slight ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges and warning lights VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
Customer complaint is that when he is driving down the road the gauges on dash will start bouncing and the lights will come on all lights except the check engine light. I have note been able to duplicate this problem so i have no idea what to test. I did check...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L coolant VIN: SAUM2252A3
Hello everyone. We all love it when a Land Rover enters our world. This vehicle came in for an oil change. When checking the fluids, I noticed the coolant overflow bottle appeared to be contaminated with an oily type of substance leaving a grayish film. I chec...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L transfer cas VIN: SALTL16463
Hello Land Rover techs. i have an 03 land rover discovery with about 57,000 miles on the clock. my customer states there is a Ticking noise heard when decelerating. i can hear somewhat of a clicking coming from inside the transfer case while decelling. sounds ...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L heated seats VIN: JT8BF28G2W
Hey guy any quick fix for heated seats not working?
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Steering Lock VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
Vehicle ignition lock cylinder does not turn. Steering Wheel lock is engage. We been at it for hours trying to free up the steering wheel so the ignition lock can turn. The wheel lock is engage, pproblem is we dont have the original keys just 2 copy of em. Bee...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Fuse #25 VIN: 1LNHM82W9Y
We are having a problem with this Lincoln. It is blowing the #25 fuse intermintantly. This fuse is for the interior lights. Sometimes it blows when you open any of the doors. Sometimes when you hit the trunk release or interior lights on the main switch. We ha...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L starter VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
have done several avr tests and voltage drops,vehicle will occasionally not start,usually in the am,turns key dash lights up but no crank,tries several times and will eventually go.
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
customer had vehicle towed in engine makes tapping and knocking noise sound seems to be coming from top of engine replace vvt actuator and still has same noise there is a sound from front top of engine and rear top of engine. also noticed fine metal flakes in ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Battery VIN: WDBEA30E0M
According to the owner, the vehicle sat for 10 days, and when he went to start it, the battery was stone dead. After charging overnight, the car started and he brought it in. Battery checked out both with a load tester and with a handheld tester and the chargi...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L sos light VIN: WBDHA24G3Y
Hey Benz guys, I have a C230 here that was stolen from the lot with the keys in the car, so there was no damage to the vehicle. It was tracked thru GPS by the Mercedes "ONSTAR" type device in the headliner. It was found later parked, seems some punks just want...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J12
Hey everyone, This car is in for MIL light and OBDII emissions failure. I tracked the P0128 down to a faulty themostat and have one on order. The P0456 shows a small evap leak detected per AllData but my scan tool brings it up as a gross EGR leak. I need to kn... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detected very small leak), P0128 (Coolant Themostat Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MEPM62T1P
I have this Cougar that hesitates intermittently and stalls intermittently on light acceleration from a stop. It only happens when the engine is cold, but does not do it immediately after starting. Cold starts are good. When it does stall, it is sometimes hard... Trouble codes: 211 (p.i.p. erratic)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L cooling/oil system VIN: 1MELM62W5S
ok guys here goes. this cougar had a rad. cracked and replaced a year ago, within 2 weeks the head gaskets supposedly let go and the heads were removed, sent out & gone through by a machine shop and the car sat apart for approx 1 year. ( what a real basket cas...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21HS1
Repaired code po0443 with new evap purge solonoid. Car returned with po174 Bank#2 system lean. checked for vacumn leaks with smoke machine; verified o2 crosscounts. What I need is a good starting point for a diagnostic plan. If some one has seen this before an... Trouble codes: P0174
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L high idle VIN: 1G3NG52M7X
dear techs this veh came in with high idle complaint.checked all obvious like vacuum leaks,iac operation.this problem occurs shortly after you start veh.the idle will go to 2500 and stay there.we can control idle using genisis spec test for iac position.it res...
1988 Chevrolet Spectrum 1.5L No Start VIN: J81RF21735
car broke timing belt.replaced belt, car ran fine 5 min &shut off. replaced dist with a good used dist,same thing happened!bought new one installed,same thing agian ! AT MY END! PLEASE HELP!!!
1989 Other European Turbo R 6.3L electric windows VIN: SCBZR03B7K
Greetings, I am working blind on this vehicle,having no wiring diagram.The power windows on this car work very slowly,up and down.The passenger front window is intermittent when you press the up button and the passenger rear window does not go up or down.Ther...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L No Start, extended crank VIN: 1G2NF52E34
Customer complains of an intermittent extended crank time when starting the car. This seems to happen under all conditions (hot, cold, etc). One time the car would only crank and not start (she said the theft light was NOT flashing), but when she tried it late... Trouble codes: U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial comm.), U1088 (Loss of SIR SDM comm.), U1128 (Loss of IRC comm.), U1040 (Loss of EBCM/EBTCM comm.), C1298 (PCM class 2 serial data link fault)
2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G2JB52F34
hello i have this sunfire thats suppose to stall and the re- start without a problem. i've drove this and have never had it stall on me ever.have checked fuel pressure (60) and lab scoped the pattern,it looked ok.scaned the computer, no codes& data looked ok ....
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWJA81M9X
Hi techs, this golf runs great, but stalls on decell or when a/c is turned on almost everytime. I did Throttle body adaptation test test #04/98 under basic settings using snap-on scanner, i keep coming up with error (chanel 4). tps reads 4.3 volts idle throttl... Trouble codes: N0NE

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA5647X
Survey says... Main relay or elec portion of ign switch. I think I will advise customer to replace main relay first because of cost & probabilty, then ign switch. Thanks to all
1999 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA651XA
Sorry it took so long to repost we did remove the egr valve and cleaned some carbon out of the system. But we did not clear the codes as the dealer told me there was an egr service campaign on this vehicle. We sent our customer to the dealer. they had the car ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hard starting VIN: ZARBA541XE
Thank you for all the replies. The connector we were looking for is indeed in the dash on the right side of the car. That connection was good. We traced the wire from that connection to the harness by the ignition switch. Someone had replaced the ignition swit...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUBA24B5X
Im sorry for not closing sooner,I did change the mass air flow sensor and sure enough every thing was perfect after that.Thanks again to all who replied and helped.
2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B62
thanks for all the responses. after letting the vehicle run for about an hour with a lab scope on the cam sensor i was able to capture a few times that the signal dropped out. i replace the cam sensor and the vehicle has been gone since. Trouble codes: P0015 (advanced camshaft adjustment exhaust bank 1. specification not achieved), P3304 (cam position sensor bank 1 exhaust / crank position sensor incorrect phasing).
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Headlight VIN: WBANA73584
All of the responses were great! We ended up sending the vehicle to the dealer the module ended up being replaced!
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22P5R
I have not fixed this yet. I did not receive any info that I had not checked into before. If anyone knows how this system check the knock sensor via the computer it might help. I have ordered anothe PCM and knock module. Such a simple system but unable to make... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor).
1995 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L all brakes VIN: 1GBHK34F6S
thanks to everyone that took the time to give us advise on this problem. abs unit was found at fault, special thanks to Raymond [...] for the quick response, did as you suggested and blocked off master cylinder and abs unit ports individully and found probl...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC29R2T
This one is fixed. Thanks for all of the replies. Most of the suggestions involved the fuel pressure regulator, and that's what it turned out to be. Before removing the plenum, I removed the throttle body and pressurized the fuel system. It was pretty easy to ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16R9X
Thanks for all the replies. The customer nned the vehicle quicker than we were able to repair it so off to the dealer it went. We did though test the whole system and found that while cranking we had injector pulse and lost it when the engine started briefly. ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Radio, headlight VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
Well I hope this one is fixed. My co-worker installed a new ignition switch and everything seems to be working fine, so far. I checked for codes and the only code was 'Oil pressure switch High Volts', I erased the code and it hasn't reappeared and it's been a ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 2GCEC19V61
tHANKS once again for everybody's help. As it turned out it was the ebcm module that was shorted. Checked all the power and ground supplies. Replaced module did tests. Okay Jaime
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L security VIN: 2GCEC19W42
Hi all thanks to everyone who offered help. The problem was the BCM although it was new. The BCM is suppose to send the B+ to the passlock cylinder this was not happening. All grounds and B+ into the BCM were good, so I sent the BCM back to the Dealer in Flori...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Surge VIN: 1GNDUO3E32
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, ran before VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
This vehicle ran us through the ringer, seems like when you have been doing this so long you need a vehicle like this to humble you and bring you back to an understanding of how valuable your time is. Like I said in my update we had tried several distributors ...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25323
Well what the scan tool should say for a P0320 is 'No crank signal at PCM (oh just kidding it maybe a bad cam sensor)' When I measured referance voltage a the crank sensor it was 5v. spec is 8v. I unplugged the cam sensor and the relays stopped turning on and ... Trouble codes: P0320 (No crank sig at PCM).
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Steering box VIN: 1FTHF36M7P
Well thanks for the help again!! some where right on the money with this one!! the problem turned out to be the right side u-joint was binding up causing a random pull to witch ever way i moved the steering wheel never seen a issue like that before!! thaks aga...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L hot reverse engauge VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
Sorry taking so long to close this. Just got truck done. We did go throught trans and replaced clutches and seals. It needed them but was not the cause of the problem. Seems like we did not properly torque the 3 bolts on the valve body plate stiffner. Then we ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Thanks everyone, it was the plenum leaking. I tested for leaks at the shafts, but found none. I kept the vehicle overnight and retested when cold and found it. The advice about the Dorman kit was just the icing on the cake as I saved the customer some money. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F42
Hello everyone, well the fix on this truck was a bad PCM ground as I first thought my biggest problem was finding a diagram of the pin positions at the PCM connector. I had given some thought as to how to lie my way out of this so I diddn't come off as such a ...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L airbag VIN: 1FAHP34P12
thank you everyone for your help, bodyshop has decided to hold off on repairs until they sort this out with ins. co. thanks
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDV63EX2
it looks like the axle nut is loose. Did it work loose from the bearing deterioration or just a bad nut that spun off? Not sure we shall see. We have asked customer to come back in a couple weeks to reinspect. Remedy... replace bearing install new locking nut,...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTSS34P05
thanks to all who responded to this post. I specially thank those who suggested to go back and check what was missed. what was missed was the early failing steering colum shaft bearings.the colum had just enough drag to keep the wheels from returning and requi...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L all guages and turn signals VIN: 1GTDL19WOX
Most all of the replies were for the ignition switch, which is probably the culprit. Unfortunately the customer has not returned to try this fix. When he does return I will post an update!
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on
Found out the TSB on putting a heater that won't work until it's below 0 is correct. The engineer at the heater manufacturer said 'no way' couldn't be the heater but eventually we had four 05 and newer trucks in with same problem. Also, an 06 Equnix V6 that wo...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: IJ4FJ68SXW
My hunch was right,bad ECM. Thanks anyways. Why you have to add more to tell what fixes the problem is beyond me,all my diagnostic checks are in the previous statement.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L srs VIN: WDB2100201
Dear Friends, Thanks for your help, the problem was the SRS/ETR {Airbag} control unit, which is located underneth the centerconsule in front of the shifter. We ordered the updated Part # [...] and installed it. Unfortunaley the AST-tool was not able t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Glass VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Only two responces and appreciate both, Byron mentioned the switches giving trouble, whilst pressing switch down, if slight pressure is released-but still applying some down pressure, both windows speed right up, once finding correct pressure point, you can op...
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Electronic VIN: 4E3CF34BXR
Thank you for all the help.The customer decided not to proceed any further w/ repairs but I believe that the problem is linked to mismatched ecu system & transaxle assembly.Someone has changed one or the other @ one time.The car just isn't worth spending more ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D1T
First, to cut to the chase, the fix was to replace the coolant temperature sensor. How we came to replace this component? Seat of the pants best educated guess, based on 'feel' by the tech on the rare occasion the car acted up- and from information gleaned fro... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA3LA41
hi techs the iac valve fixed the problem, pricy part at $430, check the ohms reading and only one had the right resistance of 20 ohms. thanks to all for your input,keep up the good work. your felloew tech thomas
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Hello and thanks for all the replies! Got 14 replies in all most for plugged heater core or air in system did have 1 for possible head gasket and one for design flaw. I got vehicle back today and raised front end about 1 foot attached funnel to radiator and ...
1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L abs VIN: WP0JB0924H
Thanks to all the replies, we were able to hook a labscope to the individual wheel sensors and found broken wiring at the right rear. Fixed the wiring and all is well. Thanks again.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L luggage compartment release VIN: WPOAA29961
This car won't misbehave for us so we are delivering it to the customer until it can fail in a more traceable fasion. no codes were in the immobilizer, so I can't really explain the symptoms. When we get the vehicle back I believe we are going to be replaceing...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AV25D8J
Hi Guys Many thanks for the help on this car. Sorry for the delay on the fix but with the holidays, I only got the car back yesterday. Some techs suggested that the new O2 was faulty, which of course, is not un-heard of but the (unplugged) sensor did react whe... Trouble codes: 12111 (learning fault in Lambda air fuel mixture adj), 12224 (fuel air mixture too rich).
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3L
customer decided to take the truck back to the shop that did the motor and try to get engine knock taken care of. thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor).
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
since the truck was brought here by a used car dealer we had no way of knowing when the o2 sensors went out. i replaced the three o2 sensors. b1s1, b2s1, and b2s2. cleared the codes and test drove the truck for an extended period. no more codes. thank all of y... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0161.
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E43
Many thanks to all who responded, this is the first time I have made a help request and am impressed with the response. Many of you agreed with my thought of a vacuum leak, even though I could not find anything with a smoke machine. I checked the ECT sensor an... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean).
1971 Volkswagen Superbeetle .0L clutch
Hello And thank you, Sorry It Took so Long To respone,Had A family emergency out of town.The car has been fixed And the customer Is very happy.Thank you don for The information And your time,The fix was A broken wire At The shifter like 99%of everybody said ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
I recieved several helps. What I did was take the millibar reading and converted it to a baro reading. Then I compared the baro reading and the map sensor readings. The map sensor was reading 520 millibars and the baro was at 834. My conversion showed the prop... Trouble codes: P1156 (Baro sensor malfunction).
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