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1996 Audi A6 2.8L control head VIN: WAUGA84A9T
i have an audi that with the key out of ignition switch will continue to stay on. i also noticed that the flasher back lite stays on also. customer has had the problem before but they could turn off the control head manually but now that those not work. i scan...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no forward gears VIN: WBADM634XX
Car was towed in with no forward gears, after a few checks we replaced the trans. from a known good rebuilder that i have used for years. We flushed out lines and cooler to avoid any problems. About 200 miles later the customer calls and says she has no forwa...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L FM antennae
Hi everybody. I have this customer that asked me to install an aftermarket Sirius radio in this BMW 528i sedan. The installation was very clean, not a visible wire anywhere. Since he hadn't subscribed yet I was not able to test his system. The standard FM ante...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33452
This vehicle came in for a check engine light with code 168 for engine temp. too low. Replaced complete thermostat with heater. Now the vehicle came back with a check engine light and the same code. Coolant is full, fan clutch seems to be working correctly, po...
1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WF14L6N
Motor dies when coming to a stop after highway speeds or if left Idling for over 10 min. Replaced Cam sensor and Ignition Module but no change. Always starts back up imediatly and runs for another 10 min before stalling again. Even when stalled it loses no fue... Trouble codes: 12 (Unknown), 41 (Camsensor), 69 (Unknown)
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Battery VIN: 2G4WS52J9Y
Morning guys! Have here a Buick Century .100ma draw started pulling fuses, got to BCM PWR fuse, 10amp fuse in instrument panel fuse block! After pulling that fuse draw droped to about .8ma draw! No lights are on! Glove compartment light not on either! Plugged ...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L wipers VIN: 2G4WS52J6Y
The wipers on this Buick park at the top of the windshield.All other functions are O.k.I found a bulletin for a 98 to replace the crank arm assembly and I know I've replaced those on Ford products for this problem.The bulletin does not apply to 2000 model and ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L door locks,fuel door,trunk release VIN: 1G6KD52Y3V
Hope some GM techs can help. This caddies remote will not work-lock or unlock for doors, or open fuel door or open rear trunk lid. Customer tried new batteries in both remotes still doesnt work. I tried to put both remotes into sink by pressing lock and unlo...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCGC29KON
This truck has a slight miss but with all the miles I think it's acceptable. When the engine is warm and sometimes when it's cold it will die when comming to a stop. It always runs a little rough when comming to a stop like it's searching for an idle speed. Af...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GNDT13WX1
hope someone has seen this its driving me crazy. customer say gauge always worked and one day stuck at empty. checked harness at tank all looks good with harness unplugged gauge never moves i thought id see it move. lowered car got in and gauge started reading...
2004 Chevrolet Venture Plus 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDX23E94
I have this van in for P0455. Did an evap smoke test no leaks found. Tried to run evap service bay test but it timed out. The fuel tank pressure sensor reads -3.5 to -4.1 inhg even when running test. I am leaning towards the fuel tank pressure sensor but am un... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak detected)
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Starting VIN: 1C3XU4536N
Car came in on hook after sitting for 6 months. Put in new battery, now vehicle cranks but no start. No spark, no fuel pressure and no injector pulse. Checked ASD relay. Has power at all fused wires and wires from ignition switch, so does fuel pump relay. The ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N9V
car came to us with misfire codes and had never been serviced. It was idling a bit rough at that time. We replaced plugs and wires and sold him a t belt for good measure. After we were done, it still idled rough but could not get the code to return. Customer t... Trouble codes: P0303
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L rh suspension VIN: 2C4GP44R31
Hello mechanics , i have a 2005 chrysler town and country van with a noise in the front suspension. This noise occurs when going over bumps or rough roads. I have checked sway bar links,tierods,balljoints, struts,brake calipers, and mountings of crossmember. I...
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FN14X6J
As truck begins to reach operating temp, the injector voltage starts out at 2.6, when it gets below 1.9 the engine will stall and die at idle. Will not stall while cruising. The truck will continue to run as long as you spray carb cleaner into throttle body. C...
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GH44R5S
hello group this caravan came in customer complaint was bad idle and dyin out intermittently.i checked codes and at first it had primary circuit codes moving from 1,2 & 3,after being cleared and test driven intermittently.same senerio but no code.i checked arc... Trouble codes: P0351
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.0L power assist VIN: 1B3EJ56C8S
Hello Mopar guys. This Stratus is equipped with a variable effort steering system and the owner described a "pop" sound then the steering got "loose" or too easy to steer. Shortly after that, the check engine light came on, brought it to me, I scanned it, foun...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7HF13Z5V
this truck was sent from another shop in town. The other tech complained that when you hit the brakes they dont stop the truck. The test drive proved that when you hit the brakes lightly the truck seems to stop ok. when you hit the brakes fairly hard the truck...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF12Z4W
when the a/c compressor is actuated the tps reads 4.9 v at idle and when compressor is off the tps reads .69 v all grounds are good and i tried a new pcm please help! Trouble codes: P0123 (tps voltage high)
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6244T
I have code P0161 that wont go away for bank 2 sensor 2 heater circuit fault. Car runs fine. We replaced left rear sensor and code returned several test drives later. We swaped it to the right rear- since sensors are the same, just in case we erred on which si... Trouble codes: P0161 (Bank 2 Sensor 2 heater circuit fault)
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X8V
WHEN VEHICLE ARRIVED CODES P0133 & P0153 WHERE IN MEMORY. RESEARCHED TSB'S AND FOUND TSB 97-15-22, REPROGRAM PCM IF BOTH CODES P0133 & P0153 WHERE IN MEMORY WITH NO DRIVEABILITY COMPALINTS. 1st-CHECKED UNDERHOOD FOR UPDATED DECAL, NONE FOUND, SENT PCM TO NAP... Trouble codes: P0133 (ho2s-11 slow response fixed), P0135 (ho2s-21 slow response fixed), P0340 (camshaft position sensor malfunction now)
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534V
We pull codes & found code p1131 Lack of ho2s indicates lean, Also stft shows about -13 & ltft -11 We found spark a little too black (fuel fouled) like running too rich, Check vaccum leaks with a smoke machine & found a small leak @ egr valve diaphragm & repla... Trouble codes: P1131
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Drive to Nuetral Clunk VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
2000 Windstar. The problem is when shifting from "Drive" range to "N" range it has a rough release and a clunk. Transmission feels like a bind-up for a instant then release. We just rebuilt this transmission, it originally came in for "No Move" EPC pressure 12...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Power loss VIN: 1FAFP34PS1
*please grab a drink and pull up a chair* The description the customer gave was "cuts out" "jerks while driving". It had code for fuel pump driver module. Following what data we had, and talking EXTENSIVELY with the local dealership troubleshooter, we came up... Trouble codes: P1237 (Voltage loss to Furel pump driver module)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
Complaint of battery running down-checked for any shorts(draws)-- all ok. What I found is that at times is that when you open the driver's door and sit in the truck, the key in ignition buzzer would sound and the power windows would operate and the turn signal...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low VIN: 1FTNX21P63
After replaceing head gaskets, vehicle ran very well for about 50 miles. Is sluggish to take off & will not pull a hill at sustained speeds. Transmission seems to take longer to shift also. Can anyone tell me what a code #P132B means. Yes, that is a 'B' & not ... Trouble codes: P132B (Undocumented Code), P2262 (Low Tubo Boost)
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A03
Hi everyone and thanks for your help on this T-Bird. This car has been eating coils according to the customer who has had this vehicle to various dealers who have installed coils for his running concern. I checked compression and that was good and the spark pl... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Fault)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTFN21L13
encoder motor would not turn actuator when powered manually. replaced motor and found no signal to relays to power motor. if manually put in 4w high, hubs locked and worked fine. will sometimes shift from 4h to 2wd but never 2-4wd. repaced gem due to diag tree...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Power Loss VIN: 1FTNX21PX4
This 6.0 stroker runs strong most of the time but occasionally the customer describes a power loss sensation while he is driving like the engine is pulling down or loosing power. There is the one code for the fan but at this this time every thing seems to be w... Trouble codes: P0528 (Fan Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal)
2003 GMC Top Kick 7.2L ABS Light
Hello and thank you in advance for the help/advice. The patient today is an 03 GMC TopKick configured as a DOT road crew safety crash cushion. The operator reports that he had a simultaneous failure of: oil pressure, temp, voltage, and fuel guages, as well as ...
1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH6267P
this one runs rich under load(1.0% co) every thing looks ok, the vacuum might be a little low(18-19 in hg) the map voltage is a littlwe high??? (1.0 volts) should it be around .8 volts??? i see no vacuum leaks, the timing is ok(15deg) any ideas would be apprec...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2342N
thanks in advance for your help. we have this honda civic that is giving my coworker fits. this is my coworker's car, and he was driving down the road one day and the car started bucking and surging and slowly lost power and killed. got the car towed back to t...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6655X
help honda people i have a 1259 vtec code.i did oil change, new vtec valve, same code. my modus shows off for the ps switch solenoid and also for the vtec solenoid Trouble codes: 1259 (vtec)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGES25721
We re used all of the original throttle parts and never touched the PCM. We also now have a repeating code of P1298. This code according to Alldata is related to the ELD or electrical load detector (high voltage). We have taken the ELD out and cleaned the bar ... Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD connector High Voltage)
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B92
Car came in with MIL on, code P0507. NO information in all-data or Mitchell, says information not available from the manufacturer. Idle speed on scan tool is high, approx 900/1100 rpm in park. Any high failure items? No vacuum leaks found on initial inspection... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle air control system rpm higer than expected)
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78SXT
Hi Ya'll Someone outthere is going to make me feel stupid but, this Cherokee was towed to me a week ago. The customer tried to fix his temp guage and while trying to change the temp sender cracked the head. He figured Since he was changing the head he might a... Trouble codes: P3191
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12321
the vehicle start's and dies. when this happen's it still has spark and fuel delivery but no injection pulse. made some basic check's to injector's and wiring between injector's and computer, checked power's and ground's. have not gone any further yet. just wo...
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C8R
Hey everyone, hope I can possibly get some help here. This Lexus has kicked my butt. It will not idle unless you depress the throttle. I checked voltages @ IAC valve/ECU and checked waveform patterns @ IAC valve/ECU, all look good. The vehicle had been sitting...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A31
Car turns over with no start. Theft Light is blinking rapidly and digital dash display reads "Engine Sensor Data Error".
1989 Mazda RX-7 GXL 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC35119
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have no experience with rotary engines and have this one towed in for a now start. The engine cranks VERY fast like it has no compression at all. It does have spark. We pulled the plugs and found them compl...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L power steering VIN: WDBBA48D1G
power steering works normal but park car turn off restart and sometimes when restarted steering wheel very dificult to turn drive car few feet and steering back to normal. sometimes steering very hard going slow inparking lot
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. This car will not run. Cannot communicate with OBDII connector. I have no spark, no injector signal, and no ASD relay operation. I have checked the crank sensor, it checked ok but replaced it any way. This sensor is ...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MN09S00
I am looking for some help fellow mits techs. I have this montero sport with a 3.5l cust has replaced using mits new parts the maf sen coolant temp sen. front o2s and thermostat. but vehicle still runs poor. here is what i have found. my o2 are stuck a 39mv al... Trouble codes: P0125
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNICA2IDYS
Hey guys and gals Ive got a Nissian here with an intermitant condition of smoke comong from the steering column between the steering wheel and the column cover. The customer brought this to us about four months ago with this complaint and I found the blower mo...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2D11W7TD
hi, all this car is driving me crazy. this car has two codes p0400 for egr flow and other one is knock sens. i pull the wiring diagram and found that solenoid is used for both egr and evap.The ecm grounds the solenoid to prevent egr operation but the ecm nev... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
This sets a P1165 Swirl Control Vacuum Switch and at times a P1130 Swirl Control Solenoid code. The system is working and will not set a code for me, customer can get the P1165 to set with in a week. Another very good shop in the area spent many hours and felt... Trouble codes: P1165 (Swirl Control Vacuum Switch), P1130 (Swirl Control Solenoid)
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L no start VIN: 1G3NF12E51
My customer has this 2000 Alero that frequently cranks but will not start: sets off the security system and has to be resequenced (cycle key switch, let it set until security light stops flashing, recycle, then restart) about twice a week. I had taught him ove...
1999 Ferrari F355 3.5L starter VIN: ZFFXR41A7X
Hello Group, The starter engaged while customer was driving and ran until starter melted down. I checked ign switch and starter relay but both are working fine. Replaced starter and have not been able to duplicate problem. There is no remote starter system or...
1992 Plymouth Sundance America 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1P3BP44D0N
This car has failed emissions for the last 6 years and now I have been asked to have a go at it. On the dyno running 40KMH the car fails on NOX, the hc and co are low which leads me to believe it is running lean/hot. There is no EGR system on this car, Timing ...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Alt belt VIN: 2P4FP2535W
This van shreds the serpentine belt ( Dodge calls it the alt belt) about once a year since it was new. It frays/shreds the front rib off. It was a company vehicle for the first two years, then the customer bought it. My neighbor works at Dodge and maintains th...
1978 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L engine VIN: 1G2FW218XH
Good evening fellow techs, I have a problem here with my wife's TA, We replaced the engine about 2500 miles ago, 1500 miles later the thrust bearing had failed. The reman folks said bad torque converter not their problem, Got reman crack from local vendor and ...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Cooling system VIN: 1G2JB34K4M
I've had this vehicle the past 90,000 miles. It has never been hot since I bought it. A couple of months ago, it began to steam out the exhaust on start up after sitting a while, but only every once in a while. I first tried GM seal tabs. Then I tried Liquid g...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T2X
this car has a stumble and misfire on #1 under heavy accel. we have scoped all the injectors they all look good, moved #1 and #4 and our misfire stays on #1 it seems like an ignition misfire. could a bad injector driver cause this bad of a miss? voltage drop b... Trouble codes: P1171
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Ignition VIN: 1G2NW52E01
Hello, the customer complaint is getting the car to start on mornings after a rainy, damp night, etc. When the problem first started, usually providing a little pedal during ignition would fix this but lately this was having no effect. I have had the car for a...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L c/v joint? VIN: 1G2WR521X1
on this grand prix if you make a right turn and accelerate somewhat had you get a shudder in car and can feel it in wheel a little.even after you straighten out in lane stays till you back out of throttle.acts like a c/v joint but we have no noise on hoist run...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L starter VIN: WPOCA29923
Hello Porsche techs,I'm a GM fuel/elelctrical guy in need of advise.My good friend and doctor has a large mouse nest on top of engine,near starter area[almost can't see starter].Our shop is doing a insurance claim for mouse droppings in pass. compartment,nest ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L fog lamps VIN: YS3DM58B2R
The front fog lamps operate even with the hi beams turned on. You may think that sounds minor, but it does not pass PA state inspection that way. Owner's manual says they will go off on hi beam. When I check terminal 5 (ye/rd L42) wire at fog lamp relay, it is...
1992 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG549XN
Thank you in advance for your assistance. This saturn will lose injector pulse and spark. It starts and runs great but will just quit running. I don't know if my reasoning is correct on this, so here is what I'm thinking-- since the DIS module controls the coi... Trouble codes: 19 (ckpecm), 23 (iat), 48 (icmecm)

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUSX28N31
thanks for all 4 replies all say to try diferent scanner. so i had to send this to the dealer,scanner will not code vehicle.i am waiting for customer to call me back with a fix,but thanks again for the replies.
1986 BMW 325 2.7L tach&speedo VIN: WBAAB5400G
thanks for all of the info i got on this bmw. we put a c-board in, sorry it took so long for a reply but the customer has not gotten back to me untill 2 days ago,but the cat is fixed & every one is happy. thanks again for all help.
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L heater core VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
Hello fellow techies, and sorry for the long delay in closing this, but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. I received 56 replies on my post, which was really great, and I want to thank all of you for your time. The overwhelming majority of you thought electro...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1G4NC64MAT
Thanks to everyone for replying. Problem ended up being the incorrect intake manifold gaskets.I took the valve cover off the front bank and found that no oil was getting to intake valves. Had read in iatn techmail about incorrect intake gasket causing this iss...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L pedel VIN: 1G1JF52T1W
Thanks for all the replies and sugestions.I stayed saturday and started from scratch.While under the dash checking the brake pedel for binding (disconected from booster),I noted a SLIGHT hissing sound from the air filter side of booster.I used a pick to move t...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L brakes in general VIN: 2GCEK19R7W
First of all I would like to thank all that repied for there help. 75% of the replies all suggested Brake flush due to possible contamination that may have led to clogging internal of ABS assembly. That was the fix!!! First I flushed the Brake System using our...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Radiator VIN: 2CNBJ13C9X
Thank you all for the advice. We finally pulled the head on this vehicle and found a hand size glob of RTV silicone directly around the #1 cylinder water jacket and more in the small water nipple going to the head. The water pump was the source of the RTV. Wha...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S64
kept vehicle five days and could not get vehical to duplicate problem. All sensors pertaining to code was within specs. Thank you for advice. Owner picked vehicle up Saterday Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Steering VIN: 1CGHRDFS86
Cant remember the pernson who told the fix,but the problem was with the struts the new monroe front struts were indexed wrong, it was the steering arm were they weld it to the body of strut. So members thanks to all..
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L left front tire VIN: 2B4FP2534T
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you thought this was a suspension issue (as did I). I talked to my neighbors about the possibilities and costs involved and they turned around and traded it in on a new Mustang. So I guess we'll never know what the issue was....
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L rke VIN: 1C3EMB6H7W
Information I received convinced me that just a dealer could code this particular model of transmitter. Thanks
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L steering wheel return VIN: 1B7HF13Y61
customer came in sat.and is ok with everything, he says steering got better and no more pulling.I didn't do anything to the truck but drive it.I did show him all the replys maybe that helped. I'm just glad he's happy. thankx to all
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 1FDJF3711G
thnks to brian from mn. he hit on the money .we found low compresion ,thru more info from custumer.
1991 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Timing belt VIN: 3FAPP11J0M
Sorry so long to close but with it being my personal vehicle I was not in a big hurry. As Tony suggested, I called Ford and the camshaft and crankshaft for both production dates are the same so this means the square tooth set up can be replaced with the round ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
thanks to all 11 that replied. i suggested replacement of all injectors. due to customer lack of funds. he declined repair of injectors. did add additive to fuel tank. thanks again. robert.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR1OU72
Installed used computer & MAF from known good vehicle. Replaced catalytic onvertor assembly on front half on engine. Drove vehicle for about 100 miles myself & let customer have vehicle back to drive. Seems to run very well, but I guess time will tell. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 1152 (rich), 304 (misfire), 305 (misfire), 306 (misfire), 316 (misfire).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L CTS location VIN: 1FTNF21L82
Thanks again for the replies. The general consensus - which was correct - was that the engine has only a Cylinder Head Temp Sensor, mounted on the inside edge of the left side cylinder head, under the intake manifold. 4.6 hours to change in Alldata. However, b...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LX3
sorry for the delay, but decided to change oil to recommended viscosity & motorcraft oil filter and so far so good. customer has not returned or complained. thanks for this help.
1989 Geo Spectrum 1.5L Cuts out VIN: J81RF217XK
Sorry to sabut we are unable to check this any farther the customer has gotten rid of the vehicle. I do think though that the problem was somewhere in the ignition system. Bill had mentioned a solinoid in the carb. I did not know about the solenoid but did hea...
1993 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GTEK14K1P
This truck is not fixed, though, not for lack of trying. I received some great suggestions and I appreciate each and every one of them. Dan suggested that there are problems with certain brands of spark plugs. This truck had autolite 25's. I've never had p...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1GK46L7D8C
Dealer assures me that a reflash will correct the problem because the replacement switch is an update. Thanks to all that assisted.
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L hydrualic VIN: 2GTFK69U13
thanks to everyone who took the time to write back to me,it does appear ted put me on the right track. after performing multiple brake flushes after beating up on the brake system the problem appears to be gone 3 weeks now and no incidents some i am gonna say ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L shift lockout VIN: 1HGCG6675X
you guys that said brake switch were all correct.i did not fix car but was able to show them how to use by pass in console. thanks to all that replied i knew within 2 hours of my post everything i needed.thats fast so thank you to all.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L locks in reverse VIN: 2HGES16561
The oil feed tube bushings were not replaced during the rebuild and the screech was the tube binding up on the bushing & breaking the tube. It caused 2 clutches to come on at the same time. One individual hit it on the head. A lesson learned. Thank you so much...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58V2S
Thank all of you that replied. It turns out that the vehicle had sat for some time and rust was in the fuel system and had partialy clogged the screens in the fuel injectors. Cleaned the injectors, and replaced the fuel filter. It runs great.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L high beams VIN: SAJHX6049X
I was unable to find problem with this vehicle & had to send it to the dealer. The first response from Bruce was opposite , the bcm was grounding the high beam relay causing the high beams to activate. The second recomendation was taken several times which hel...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L All Gauges VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
Well it looks as if were are near a fix, Sean suggested that the pass. window switch could be the problem and he nailed it. I unplugged it and have driven the jeep for four days now and not one glich has appeared. I havent taken the door panel off yet but I kn...
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Ignition switch drive VIN: 1J4FA29P8Y
Thanks for all the replies. Part is unavailible by it self and must be replaced with the steering column assembly at this time. Had a great recomendation for www.chryslerheaven.com from Robert, Robert's Auto. Thanks again to all who replied. Dirk
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L AC Switch-Mode Knob-Recirculation Switch VIN: KNAFB12163
Well the fix is in. The main problem was a loose female pin in the wiring connector. After opening up the wiring loom and probing the wire and connector, we located a loose connector in the wiring connector. It is the blue wire coming out of the 18-pin connect...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALPV1248T
We finally got an admission from the engine supplier that they were subletting the engine remanufacturing and that they found out that the remanufacturer they were using was not properly securing the cylinder sleeves. The cylinder sleeves in both engines that ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L master VIN: SALPV1447X
Thank you all for the over whelming support. this vehicle was a huge learning experience. The many replies were varied and helped give me direction. The first thing was to bleed the system with the key in the on position, secondly turning the rotors may not ha...
1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Stall VIN: JM2UF3148P
Found computer had no tps reference voltage, sent out computer to have repaired, will know soon.
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, REVING VIN: JM1BK34355
Thanks for all the input on what may have gone wrong with this car. We looked like crazy for a problem and one other thing we noticed on extensive test drives was that the car was skipping 3rd gear although it was showing 3rd on the heads up display. We were e...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L blower motor VIN: WBDCA39016
thanks to everyone who responded to my e-mail. problem turned out to be cracked inline fuse at shock tower. check fuse again after techs. response & found that fuse was cracked.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA51EON
Thank you to Richards from Florida, and Alabama. Both gentlemen hit it on the head. Both distributor caps were cracked internally and suffering from severe carbon tracking. Since replacement last week no further symptoms have occured. It is embarrasing to admi... Trouble codes: 24 (crank position sensor).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: DRBN47J52A
Well brought vehicle back in and did the cam solinoid update, cleaned oil trap, induction tubes and replaced pcv. replaced couple other hoses along the way also. cleared the secoundary air injection code again. delivered vehicle. (had only passed 5 of 7 readin... Trouble codes: 410 (air injection system malfuction).
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
after plugging off the EGR port and removing/cleaning the IAC again, the roaming idle issue disappeared. the jerking/bucking at cruise was still present. ran Sea-Foam through the intake, but it made little or no difference. the customer did not want to pay me ...
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CZ04SXC
As far as I know, I have repaired this customer's concern. Thanks to the post about the corroded connectors at the TPS and ECT I did find a little corrosion in the TPS connector. At the time I hadn't duplicated the customer's concern and had called her for pic...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L alighnment VIN: JN8AR07Y9Y
thanks to all who responded. we ordered the cambolt kits & the customer is coming in later this week for the repair.i will repost if the kits do not solve the problem. we did not know about the aftermarket kits. thanks again for all the responses . iatn rocks ...
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2G2FV22POR
Thanks to all who helped. The websites on how the Opti Spark works were very helpful. A new AC delco distributor assembly fixed the vehicle. I'm still confused why I didn't get a Lo resolution or Hi resolution fault in the PCM. Thanks again.
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