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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No symptoms. VIN: JH4KA9653Y
Hi Acura tecs. Doing a timing belt and water pump on a 3.5RL. Removed left hand cam gear in order to remove cover to get to water pump and found a black sticky substance had drained from the crank/cam sensor. No codes or drivability issue at this time, but bec...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L windows/alarm VIN: WAULT68EX2
calling you audi techs i have this a4 3.0 here alarm goes off for no reason. power windows in-op. multiply code in all systems for the j393 mod "con mod" i have no communication with it so i cannot pull mod code out for the replacement dealer has in-stock part...
1984 BMW 325e 2.7L Starting VIN: WBAAB6406E
is there a way to re-set the sucurity system on this car?.this car has been sitting for the last 4 years i finaly decided to fire it up and it starts and dies, and i dont have the security code.
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Fuel/engine management VIN: WBABF3325R
Working on a 1994 BMW 325I. It came in on a wrecker covered in ice as a crank, no start. It was flooded with fuel, has spark and plugs extremely worn. I have performed the tests as shown. Compression came up after oiling the cylinders. I also discovered the TP...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L 4th-5th shift VIN: WBAHE2319R
Hello BMW Techs, We have a very unique situation BMW 530I 1994 Problem 5HP-18 trans Transmission shifting in and out of 5th gear at 1/4 throttle position only. You can only duplicate this when you drive the car at 1/4 throttle, this problem will only happen ...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5344Y
I got these codes for emmissions. The p1188 and p1189 I think are for a torn airboot and I think thats why my long term fuel trims are high. The cam sensor is open. The only code I can't figure out is the p1250. I can't find a definition for the code anyway, n... Trouble codes: P1250, P1188, P1189, P1397
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDK14K6J
Aloha to all and thanks for your time, This truck has no injector pulse at either injector. There is power to the injectors. The fuses check out good; power in and out. The customer installed a new fuel pump and aftermarket distributor from Jegs. A new ECM was...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K6K
Hey Folks thanks in advance. I Have this 89 1500 2 wheel ride 5.7 and it's Kiling me Customer say's Truck will cut off and stall but will restart and has tried several things his self as posted above but we found several codes stored and the main one we though... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust), 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L horn VIN: 1G1YY3389L
The horn does not work. I am trying to find the horn relay. The MOD says that it is located behind the right side of the dash. I have taken out the glove box and the lower panel. I think that I can test this thing if I could find the relay. Thank you for your ...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L heater control VIN: 2GCEK19K6N
Customer was driving when he smelled something hot or wires burning type smell. Next thing he new the heater control module went dark. IWhen he brought the truck in I tested for power and good ground and smelled the control module. It smelled fried so I replce...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GBEL19W7R
This vehicle has very poor acceleration from a stop. It seems worse when cold, or when ignition is turned off and re-started. No codes, lean o\2 sensor high B L \integrater, Injector pulse width widens with load. Fuel pressure responds ok. But we cannot find a...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ignition VIN: 1G1JC5241V
i have a body shop next to me here and they have been picking my brain about this problem. they try to do most of their own stuff ( i only get what they don't want to do ). anyway this is a car that was hit ( lite hit to right front ) and they replace the lowe...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16RXX
This suburban came to us with a p0141 heater circut DTC for bank 1 sensor 2 so we check power to the heater on the left rear HO2s and found it to be good so replaced it it came back which we had an aftermarket part in it and put a GM part in it then i came bac... Trouble codes: P0141, P0430
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Unknown VIN: 2C1MR222XX
came in with check engine light on code p0420 post 02 sensor is staying at 1.275 volts all the time even if you unplug it. Back probed the signal wire and have voltage of 4.3volt I'm thinking it is the pcm bad.has anyone ran in to this before?
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Instrument Panel VIN: 1G1NE52J4Y
I have a instrument cluster problem I need help with. The first symptom that occurs is the tach starts bouncing around and then stops reading at all. At the same time the low fuel, high coolant temp, cruise control, battery, and oil lights will randomly start ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W91
misfire on cylinders 1 and 4 they replaced with a used engine replaced distributor cap and distributor/wires and spark plugs compression good on cylinders, replaced egr cadiallic convertors are good sent to dealer to check for updates and reprograms on pcm no ... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13W81
Hello all, I have an odd one here. This truck originally came in for a check engine light and running extremely rich, black smoke. Another shop had installed the parts listed in related repair history. We found bank two sensor one biased lean all the time. We... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L encoder motor VIN: 1GNEK13T21
pulling hair and teethe!! Very good customer. Customer first and only engagement of 4wd resulted in all lights on switch going out and service 4wd lamp in cluster coming on. Tried to scann tccm and no communication. consulted wiring diagram and found atc fuse ...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Steering assist problem VIN: 2C3HC56G5X
I Inspected the vehicle. Road test confirmed customer complaint of hard steering to left only. Inspection of fluid level and condition revealed contamination of what is almost definitely antifreeze. Yeee hooo ! When I questioned customer,(This Being her 1st vi...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L valve noise VIN: 2C3HD36J2Y
CAR came in with lifter making noise. Replaced all lifter. Statered moter NOISE came back after 30 seconds. CK oil pressure 25psi at idle and 75psi 3000rpm hot.NOTE MOTOR VERY CLEAN
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL26Y7M
Let me say thanks in advance for any help on this. I have this dakota that customer tried repairing . The truck would not start. So he replaced cap,rotor,wires,plugs,pick-up,and computer. It started but ran terrible. So now I have it. After talking to customer...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 2B4GP4435W
I just pulled the tranny out for O/H. I know about the speed sensor failures and have bought them along with the O/H kit, reman solenoid pack, and TC. I've rebuilt many GM, Dodge, & Ford RWD and a few GM FWD trannys in the past, but this is a first for me. Thi...
1999 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B3ES47Y5X
This little red devil was towed in for a no start. It died while driving. It is the customer's daughter's car. The battery was dead so I charged it. After the battery charge, the car would crank but not start. Had no codes, no fuel pressure, no injector puls...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L dash cluster VIN: 2D4GP44383
hello techs ; on rare occasion this dash,all warning lites come on abs check eng. all possible info. lites come on , veh, drives normal . turn veh. off next time will not act up . maybe once or twice a month speedometer + gas guage go back + forth tia. t.f. wi...
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FDLF47G3J
This truck stalls after start up. It starts right away and go to fast idle smoothly and sounds like it is going to idle down, but stalls out or idles poorly until it stalls. The vehicle will stay running when I spray carb. cleaner in intake and it runs good. F... Trouble codes: 84 (EGR regulator valve fault)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
Got a 1994 explorer that is slow to idle down. Tested and replaced IAC motor, no help. Scoped TPS sensor, no problem noted. Check for vacuum leaks, small leak around throttle linkage, not enough to cause problem. Went ahead and replaced PCM no change. No codes...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Speedometer/odo VIN: 1FALP6532W
Got another Contour wiring nightmare here. Though I do not see any broken wires at VSS sensor or wiring harness for it, have normal reading on PCM pid for VSS, but speedometer/odometer does not move. Ford wiring manuals and pinpoint tests for this car are less...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear flange ? VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Got a expedition here that makes a clunk noise (like a loose u-joint) on acceleration, but after a second or two into the take off. With the front prop shaft removed, the noise goes away. I did not find any appreciate front or rear shaft wear in the joints, no...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32XUB
hey guys, the fuel trims are way off on this vehicle. the baro is reading good at 157hz. no vacuum leaks tried carb cleaner and smoke tester. also i was looking at the fuel trims while i was testing and they did not change.long term fuel trim is at 21 to 25.sh... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank2)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFR53U6X
Vehicle towed in with cracked heads and complaining of lack of heat, customer opted for new engine rather than just new heads. install new Jasper engine w/install kit, flush block rot from heater core & heater pipes till clear flow. still no heat, no air pocke...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cylinder Head VIN: IFTNS24L9X
This full size Van came into our shop with a "blown out" spark plug on the right bank. There is not enough room between the body and the top of the Head to heli-coil the spark plug hole. Some technicians tell me that we have to remove the cylinder head to repa...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTPX18Z9Y
hi i am working on a ford truck that runs poor on lp gas i know nothing about the system only a little bit of what i read on alldata there are no codes & the gas part run good i am pretty sure it in the propane part of the system so if there is anybody that ca...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L booster VIN: 1FMYU04161
Hi Guys, I've got a ford escape that is on its 2nd replacement mastercylinder due to leaks on the back, the latest new one emptied the reservoir in an hour. Tech found that the booster is holding vac. on the back of the master cylinder. We've never seen that b...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L thermostat VIN: 1FTYR10D22
Thermostat won't open, engine temp (CHT cyl head temp)starts at 53 degrees F at 3.6 volts and rises dur warm up evenly thru the voltage overlap zone to 215 degrees F at 3.8 volts. CHT seems ok. Mitchell on demand has no info on electric thermostats. The housin...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S36
hi guys replaced battery and i cant keep it running.tried idle relearn as follows[let it idle in park for several minutes'change the loads by turning the ac on and off and move the throttle.then do the same in reverse for 3-5 minutes.then take a short road tes...
1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 4.3L heater VIN: 1GDGG3128S
Van came in for no heat. We flushed heater core, put in new t-stat, dindt hlep. We put a new fan clutch and put cardboard infront of radiator, no help. In shop we get 130 vent temp, out side we get 95 vent temp. So we pulled heaterbox, all doors/seals ok, Air ...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCE6670V
This car came into the shop running but at times missed and died it would not start, fuel pressure ok but injectors were not pulsing in one bank.Checking further crank sensor resistance was off so replaced it. it the started fine ran fine but then intermittent...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L delayed starting VIN: SAJHX174TC
help jag techs. this xj6 has a normal crank but delayed start. we have a quick injector signal followed by none than when the signal returnes the car starts, same for the signal to the coils. we have tested the synchronization of the cam and crank sensors-subs...
1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ28S0R
When I drive it down the road around 40-60mph it will buck and the customer said it even idled way down to about 400rpm one time when it got real bad. It will only do it hot and it gets worse the longer you drive it, shut it off and start it right back up and ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J4GW48N3Y
Hi Techs, I put a right outer tie rod on this jeep and since we rarely ever do alignments with cars that have drag links,I am having some problems getting the toe set correctly,caster and camber are good. I drove this vehicle before I worked on it and it handl...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L braking VIN: KNAGD126X2
hello fellow techs thanks in advance for looking at my posting. i have this o1 kia that has a creaking noise when the brakes are applied. it is a rotating creak like a warped rotor but insted of a pulsation its a noise. thanks for any help. anything will be ap...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22202
Stopped to put gas in car,locked doors to go in and pay. Got back in,and engine would turn over but not run. We have checked for igniton fire and injector pulse.Do not have eighter one. The fuel pump is runningand we have pressure.Have another key ordered.The ... Trouble codes: N0NE
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8JZ31CON
Greetings from the Left Coast. My first post so hang in there with me! (The boss is sick @ home).Once vehicle in our shop we rechecked all pcm feeds, grounds, inputs. all "ok" but of course the symptom is not occuring. We decided to zero in on the fpc circuit....
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Hydraulic control unit VIN: 1LNLM9749R
Hello all, im having a strange very hard and high brake petal problem on this lincoln. It acts like your standard brake booster problem, but im not sure this is the case. I raised the vehicle when brought into shop, finding that the brake petal is hard, with v...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hi group. This Lincoln LS came in for a humming/bearing noise as speed increased, and I found that the left rear wheel bearing is bad and making noise. Now here is my problem. The "Advanced Traction Control" light flashes rappidly anytime the key is in the on...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, no mil- about 1krpm VIN: 5LMEAU68H5
4.6 liter - 32 valve engine...same as mark VIII has anyone had success in fixing this type of condition without internal engine - ie head replacement... cleaning or plugs/boots - desludge lower intake...ect the dealer convinced only solution is to replace dr.... Trouble codes: N0NE
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power lift trunk VIN: 1LNHN83WX3
This towncar has the full power trunk raise and lower as well as the lid pull down feature, the remote trunk release will not respond with the inside release, I can hear the DDM clicking in the door each time I push the button, it will not release or raise wit...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L engine VIN: JM1NA3512P
thanks in advance guys im pulling what is left of my hair out on this one car came in for head gasket leaking oil externaly, replaced gasket, had head resurfaced a valve job done etc, put the car back together, and viola no compression and no spark due to mac...
1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2217X
Gentlemen I have this 1998 Mazada Protege ES with the Check Engine Light on.The Scanner picked up code P0171. I tested the o2s they were within range.I cleaned the mass air flow sensor and reset the ecm.After two days the light came back on with the same code.... Trouble codes: P0171 (System running too lean)
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C22
car towed in this morning from another shop as no start, we had installed a fuel pump 3 months ago and their diagnosis was fuel pump again. i installed pressure gauge and sure enough no pressure, did not check for power and ground however unplugged connector a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: IMBZ128N87
HI TO ALL MBZ TECHS, I have a recurring problm with this e320, keeps stalling and takes about a minute of cranking and finally starts and codes 6 and 17 keep coming back. Have researched the archives and replaced overvoltage relay w/new but no luck. One symtom... Trouble codes: 6 (idle speed control), 17 (can communication)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Engine VIN: 4JGAB54E8W
Hi all, Have a siuation and need some help here. I have this SUV and the oil fill cap has 1/2 inch of milky slugg like grease and a few droplets of coolant. Crank case oil is normal in color and level. Engine seem to be running fine with no check engine light....
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L air ride control inop VIN: WDBNG75J6Y
Hey boy ( and gals), this problem is a strange one for us. Vehicle came in with the front end on the floor. Customer said that while driving the vehicle, the message board lit up with a display of: 'air suspension problem, stop vehicle'. After this message the...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L monitors VIN: 4JGAB75E82
Customer has been driving for 2 weeks, catalyst monitor & O2 monitors will not set to ready. I ran Mercedes drive cycle test 4 times with same results( try that on I80, in the middle of the day, with truck weight-in lane within 5 miles) Engine temp was barely ...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4A3AJ56LXR
as per above
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Surge VIN: JA4MT41R42
This is a strange one! Customer has owned car for a week. Service engine soon light comes on at same time it develops a strong surge almost like you turn the key off for an instant. Checked for codes & none were found. A quick data scan showed nothing obvious....
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L No Start, no spark VIN: JN1CZD4SXD
Hey everyone! This Datsun is killing me. Came in for a no start and first thing we checked was ingition fire. Having none we checked for power to coil and found no power. So after looking closer we found that it has a MSD 6AL ingition system on it and they are...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, rich VIN: JN1MS34P4P
vehicle came into shop running very rich,plugs fouled out bad, no codes, after checking out found injectors ohm out bad, replaced injectors and installed new plugs, after that car ran great took on long test drive with no problems, after turning car off and tr...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, NO INJECTOR PULSE VIN: JN1CA21D4X
hello to all this car came to us from another shop and has no injector pulse. spark ok. it will run on carb cleaner. no codes in computer but normal ks code. data shows normal perameters. it acts like security has injectors shut off, but nissan doesn't do this... Trouble codes: P0325 (ks malfunction)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge VIN: 124AL11D22
Hllo and good morning This car from a car lot came in with code p0507 which is idleing up and down checked for vacuum leak pcv and all ok and per mitchell said to replace PCM i just wonder if any body seen this before.I cleaned the throtle body but it didn`t h...

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAIYD64B02
Problem has been resolved, made some test lines from Mercedes hard vacuum lines and isolated all air bags, rears leaked down overnight, independent of valve block, replaced both rear air bags, held overnight with system hooked up.
1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Surge VIN: WDBBH7324T
Thanx for all the replies!! Went thru all of them before the problem was found to be the mismatch of one of the tires. Apparently the bigger tire was causing the ABS rpm signal to confuse the DME into openning the idle valve. So much for german engineering!!! ...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Monitors won't set VIN: WBSCM9346Y
This vehicle is fixed. It was returned to the dealer for a updated computer re flash. I think I replied to each responder with a thank you email.I want to say a special thank you Michael of California for faxing me the factory drive cycle. I feel the dealer sh...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L vibration VIN: 1G4CW52K0V
the flywheel and the torque convertor were different,between the old and the buick. so I replaced the flywheel,torque convertor and starter to the ones form the olds and problem soloved. thands to all for the help!!
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WW12M0T
performed a compression test on all cylinders - other cylinders read 150 psi - performed a wet test on cylinder 5 - compression increased. faulty rings assumed - tear down necessary. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0300.
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19H4P
Sorry it took so long, we had this truck for a week. FIRST, LET ME THANK ALL WHO REPLIED TO MY NIGHTMARE. I WENT THROUGH EVERYONES REPLIES AND CHECKED EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAID. WE DID HOWEVER FIND THAT #5 AND #7 spark plug to be carbon and oil fouled. so we pu... Trouble codes: DTC, 44 (lean exhaust).
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T4T
Thanks to everyone for suggesting wiring;almost replaced PCM.Ground wire was open.Again, thanks for all the suggestions. Trouble codes: P0134 (No Activity detected on B1 S1).
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNEC16R4X
Lesson learned. Just because you have power coming from the fuse does not mean you have power every place else. The VTD module power wire had been kinked and was not powering the module. Repaired the wire, went through the relearn and presto it is running. Tha... Trouble codes: P1626 (VTD System), U1192 (testing and results).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHC29U11
thanks for everyones fast replies,after driving with scan tool hooked up i determined that this is converter slip.i have 98% lockup and 115 to 178 rpms of slip i still dont know if this is acceptable or should i have no or very little slip.i have no ses lamp a...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L steering VIN: 1GNFK16Z13
The condition was corrected by replacing the 670 steering box with a 680 steering box per TSB 05-02-32-008a.
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L No Start
I want to thank all who responded. I cleaned the ground connection at the lower passenger side rear of the block. It has been over a week and have not had any call backs from the customer. I am writing this one off as fixed. Trouble codes: C0000, U1024.
1999 Chrysler Town & Country SX 3.8L fuel gage tach VIN: TAWN AND C
thanks to all for helping yes u need to use drb3 scan tool it has to burn the info into the mechanical cluster bord
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7MC33C9S
Thank you all who replied. I got a lot of tips that seal for the direct/reverse clutch shrinks, causing the slippage. There was one that mentioned an intermittent problem like this caused by a temp sensor, which I checked out and found no failure. One recommen...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L indicators VIN: 2B3HD56J7X
This vehicle has not returned yet, customer doesn't want to fix red light problem. This light was not on before replacing booster(which was busted) according to customer, only yellow light was on. Techs suggestions were, module or pump defect, air in system, r...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Engine VIN: 1B4HS28N11
Thanks for all the great advice, after much pondering, and discussion with the owner, we have decided to rebuild the engine. After tear down it was obvious that there was so much sludge in the engine, that it was the only option. By the way, after a lot of res...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Headlights VIN: 1D4GP24R05
Thanks to the three replies. One suggestion was to leave battery disconnected for more than one hour which did not fix problem. another suggestion was to reflash bcm--we cannot do this and customer declined going to dealer. thanks for trying. i will respond if...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP42T2R
Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. here's what we found. We pulled the distributor and it did in fact have a new p/u coil. I couldn't see anything visibly wrong w/ dist. Just on a hunch, we installed a 'known good' dist out an employee vehicle. Would you bel...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
Thanks for the 20 people that replied to my help request. We did remove the waterpump to check the impeller and it looked fine. We then removed all the plugs (none were seized or falling out LOL...)and pressurized each cylinder to find that number one cylinder...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L torgue converter VIN: 1FDNF20L52
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix on this unit . I received 13 repies with suggestions of using pry bars and slide hammers to remove the torque converter. Jerry [...] had the solution I needed which was to anchor the transmission and use a come along to...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Steering VIN: 3FAKP1139Y
well we did fix the problem with no power steering. what i found was that the rack and pinon was bad. the fluid was bypassing the check vavle on the rack. after installing a new rack ( with flushing the power steering system ) we now had power steering but not...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L cylinder head VIN: 1FMZU75W32
We decided to pull the engine as stated in the repair manual. The students need the experance of pulling a motor anyway. Somebody had already installed some type of threaded insert and it blew out. The hole appeared to large to use any other type of sleeve or ...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 3FAFP31322
The left air bag deployed on this 2003 Focus. We replaced the air bag, clock spring, restraint control module and seat belt pretentioners. We had a constant flashing air bag light in instrument panel. Thanks to all that replied. The restraint control module ha...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Abs system VIN: 1HGCB7171N
Thanks to the 11 people who replied to my post. The concensus is the code that I have is a code 1. Code 1 refers to extended ABS pump run time. Evidently, Honda had problems with the ABS pump module failing on these cars. Mos of the responses said to replace A...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Take-Off VIN: JACDS58X01
I took the advice from one of the replies & disconnected the battery cables & touched them together. I drove the vehicle for the next day wothout any problems. The customer picked it up & has yet to complain. I'll say that no news is good news & call it a ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S2CK58D31
i replaced the tensioner, noise still there. everything in the front of the engine has been replaced. customer didn't want to continue with further diag. i believe the noise is coming from the balancer shaft assy. even though that's a guess. this isuzu went to...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FY49S1V
hi and thanks to all who replied. after trying the chrysler top end cleaner and replacing the front 02 sensor (we did at the same time because of time constraints )the problem has disappeared and the customer is happy. thanks again, patrick.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4W58N4YC
thans for the responses i called my local dealer with the tsb#21-001-04 and vin but that#pertained to a transmission tsb so he said the tsb#is 22-001-04 but anyway the parts are in detriot on there way here i guess they can't make them fast enough. there is en...
2003 Lincoln NAVIGATOR 5.4L srs VIN: 5LMFU28R53
This car is fixed. I found another local shop that had an air bag simulator and that helped in the diagnosis. I did not have exact numbers as to what the resistance should be in the air bag. I set the simulator to the lowest resistance to play it safe. The lig...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
hey thanks to everyone who replied found connecting rod bearing spun bearing slightly worn just enough to make tapping sound. after finding problem sent vehicle to mazda dealer vehicle is still under warranty. thanks again sorry took so long to close i was a l...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D0P
Thank youn for all the replys. We found the problem, the builder overlookek the problem. The B1 valve was stuck.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Battery VIN: WDBHA29G9Y
thanks to joel,brettand frank who were right on the money with this one! because of you fine gentlemen i was able to pin piont the problem very quickly! I unpuged the dome light assembly and my draw droped down to .030, .035! ordered part and customer is happy...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L heater output VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Fixed it! I bought a air vac and it worked like a charm.
2002 Nissan X-TRAIL 2.5L Brake system VIN: TBNT30-A03
Thank you for all the help and everybody here are great! A broken accumulator is the problem here and we have to reply with a new ABS pump/module unit. Now the brake system working just fine and we are happy for that!
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C8T
Thanks to everyone, almost all replies suggested the fuel pressure regulator. We starter the car let it run for 10 mins, pulled off the vacuum line at the regulator and immediatly had fuel exiting the regulator. Installed a new regulator and problem was fixed....
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT4VN67N7J
my thanks go out to greg, steve, patrick, david, ralph and tom for their time. help responces included bad ground at the back of right head, 2 for broken wires in harness where the harness get bent when the intake is pulled for repair, 1 for fuel pressure (tha...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L tcc solenoid VIN: JT2BG12KOT
well dont have a lot of info to share on this one but the replies that I receive were vey apreciated- thank you.Turns out the transmission was coming apart, we found a lot of metal particles in the oil pan.We really could not get to duplicated the problem sinc...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Block VIN: JTDDR32T52
Well I really thank all the tech that did took time to reply, like I did said this is one of my Techs, Celica & We have not repair the engine Yet but now We are sure that there is some internal engine problems & it will require a major repair instead of a quic...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29MX1
thanks to all who replied replaced maf cleared codes,cleaned throttle body and viola it was fixed :) Trouble codes: P1297 (turbo throttle valve pressure), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P1128 (long term fuel), P1568 (idlespeed control), P1579 (throttle valve control module j338 adaptation not started).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 3VWCB21C71
Well this beast was not fixed. This was a used car dealership and they decided not to put any money into and just rerun at auction... Someone else will deal with it I guess. Replies were as follows... I've heard two fixes, a software update (reflash) and r...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L wouldn't adapt new keys
The vehicle in question came in this afternoon. I finally dapted all the keys with David [...]'s trick. You must have experienced the same problem before. What I did was inserting all the keys right after 5052 says that 'the key in the ignition is adapted' ...
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