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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUED28D7X
Hi there, This A4 stalls intermittently. Think the throttle body is getting old & dirty because it idles a little low. Is there a way to boost the idle using Ross-tech? Something like what you do for the TDI enrichment issues?? Thanks
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L pedal travel VIN: WBACB3318N
The clutch on this vehicle slips under hard acceleration and completely releases when clutch pedal is depressed aprox . The clutch slave cylinder is the oe part that has been correct for years it is bottomed in the boor holding (no hydraulic pressure is on ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ign switch VIN: WBACD4326T
Please help BMW techs. Our BMW tech is on vacation this week and this e-36 has an ign switch that wont turn at all. What is the trick/procedure for replacement of the assembly when it wont turn? Thanks in advance, Greg and crew
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ews VIN: WRAFB335X1
hi bmw tech this car came frome our body shop and front bumper condenser radiator and also the head lights assemly has been changed ,battey was low and they used charger and then they start the car with no problem ,next day test the head light battery vennt do...
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L pass key VIN: 2G4WE53715
trying to relearn a new pass key iii on this vehice. was involved in a drive by shooting, original key and fob were lost by the cops. got new key cut from dealer and am trying to follow the 30 minute relearn procedure. problem is the "starting disabled" messag...
1982 Chevrolet LUV 2.2L Starter VIN: J8ZBL14S3C
There is no solenoid voltage when ignition switch is turned to start. I NEED A WIRING DIAGRAM, PLEASE! Nothing usuable in AllData or Standard Products info system. Thanks guys.
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Intake manifold VIN: 1GNDM19WOV
Hey guys, I know someone will have the answer and thanks in advance for any help. This customer came in with a leak and it was the typical coolant leak behind the compressor, the van ran fine. I installed the felpro gasket kit along with valve cover seals and ...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L ABS Light VIN: 2G1WL52MXX
We have a '99 Lumina that turns on the ABS light after driving 1 to 10 miles. Genisys pulled code c1226 R/F wheel speed sensor excess speed variation & Snap-On scanner pulled c1226 Relay coil open. Found prwvious posts on interference in ABS harness from impro...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W8X
Very strange no start problem. No pwr to fuel pump relay KOEO. Fuel pump works with prime connector. Replaced ign. switch (common problem). Verified correct install of switch, turned both switch and key to ACC. No comm. w/ VCM in run position, other modules co... Trouble codes: U1255 (Class 2 comm. fault history), U1301 (Class 2 shorted to batt history), B2961 (Key in ignition circuit fault history)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L brake pedal VIN: 1GCEK19T21
this one has me pulling my hair out. This should be simple but isn't. The truck had the brakes done at my friend's shop front and rear but the truck wouldn't stop like it should so they bled the hell out of it and nothing helped so I got it. I bled it, cycled ...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Differential VIN: 1GNDT13W32
Hello, I have an 02 Blazer with a growl/whistle which sounds like its coming from the rear end. It starts about 5 mph and will continue up into highway speeds. Noise has no change when brakes are applied and will continue until a complete stop. When driven on...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X82
I just installed a 4.3 vortec engine in the Astro and started it up and it ran good for a few hours. After awhile the SES light came on and it started indling really rough. Well I pulled in the computer and it stated multiple cylinder misfire. I noticed that t... Trouble codes: P0301 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Starting/gage cluster VIN: 1C4GP64LXY
Van was towed in for a no start---no crank---Also gages and PRNDL/Odometer do not work---I have tested every way possible and have come to no good conclusion. I am unable to communicate with any modules other than the PCM. There are no codes. I cannot get the ...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, COLD ONLY VIN: 2B7HB21T2R
hey guys, we had a dodge van towed in as a no start. This has factory installed natural gas, EFI system. It will not start cold unless you use quick start. Once the van is running it will run, stop start all day long ,until the next morning. We have installed ...
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 2FDKF3715G
I'm in big hole and can't get out. We had a glow plug issue with this F350 6.9. We diaged a bad contoler and replaced it, as it turned out we smoked the glow plugs. One of the plug tips dropped into the engine. I changed plugs and ran engine for about 5 second...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Brake lights fuse VIN: 2FALP74W4V
This vehicle came in with a melted brake light switch & harness and brake lights staying on. We replaced switch and installed new harness pigtail and all was well for a couple of months. Came in 2 days ago with the same situation. Replaced both again but this ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW32F31
I have a real prob. here. came in for cruise inop. check codes none present. perform switch test.tested ok. am not getting vss. reading from pcm with scanner. check abs. module for vss reading. reading ok. at abs module. check hertz reading at pcm connector it...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FPRAR0869
hi fello techs : i have a sports tract came to the shop with codes p0734 & p0735 ,these are incorrect gear ratio in 4 & 5 respectively . i just overhaul the transmission for code p0733 ,i had to replace the brake bands and a seal kit ,did not strip the valve a...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L trans temp sensor VIN: 1FAFP34P12
Original trans failed, installed used trans have a code po713 now, this is a hard failure. I don't know anything about Ford transmissions. I do know that this code is for the trans temp sensor and the data stream says the trans temp is 8000 degrees. Where is t...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L turn signals VIN: 1FDNF20L13
brought in for the turn signals. What it does is when the left turn signal is on, the third brake light and the right rear blink dimmly and when you either hit the brakes or turn the headlights on, they blink twice as fast. Happens on the right turn also, I re...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U64
this car is a can car iam having trouble communicating with pcm we have a can scan tool. in the other high speed can modules there is mutiple u codes for network bus faults followed alldata diag just ran me in a circle codes are u1901 u0020 u0002 u0073 has any... Trouble codes: U1901, U0020, U0002, U0073
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z03
This vehicle came into our shop with a check engine light on, when we checked codes, there were none, howevewr the vehicle was idling poorly, and the battery wwas bad. we replaced the battery and test drove and the code p0300 came up. The vehicle had never bee... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1J4GW48N1Y
customer just purchased vehicle,was told frt. rear end not pulling. put trk. on stands & run. with t/case in 4lo all wheels pull,put in 4hi & frt. wheels will pull sometimes but not always.when frt.wheels do pull in 4hi,they will pull only for a short time the...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L electric windows VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Hello fellow tech and Ford guru's. The draw problem with this Lincoln has been repaired. However the customer wanted his electric window fixed also. The problem is KOEO the windows work fine, the glitch is KOER the windows do not function at all from the maste...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W51
This car was doing fine when it left our shop,Then 2 weeks later the customer brought it back and and said the ac will not cut in until the car reaches normal temp.and then it will start up and cool fine just wondering if anyone has had this problem .
1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FC3312K
Customer brought vehicle in to adjust crank sensor settings. Engine ran fairly good but had a slight mis to it and had code 3 cpk sensor G signal failure, and code 33 Port Air solenoid valve fault. When adjusting crank sensor and trying to restart engine it lo...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Inner Hub VIN: JM1BG2241M
I'm not pulling the transmission to fix this, am I? Drive axles are toast. Passenger side came out easily. Driver's side inner hub/spline will not come out of transmission. Transmission case makes access to driver's side hub diificult at best. With trans/eng...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1WHG392H3Y
hi all a friend has this vehicle and it keeps throwing this cat code and a idle it's been to a couple other shops with no result like they are scared to work on it so they asked me code car is slightly sluggish on cruise and lacks any crisp accelleration my in... Trouble codes: P1506, P1042
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3537Y
This one was towed in for a no start. Found no ground from PCM to fuel pump relay. Grounded wire at relay and still no start. Bumped fuel tank while doing this and vehicle cranked up, but if ground taken away from relay vehicle stalls again. Fuel pump is defec...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.2 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDB22C2F
I have a 85 190 diesel with a recurring problem.Not too familiar with diesels.Came in with a blown Glow plug relay and melted harness.2nd blown fuse.I found the insulation rubbed through causing a short.Checked glow plugs ,ok.Installed new relay and harness ch...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: DA2904KF63
thanks for listening, we have this mercedes that floods out the cylinders so it will not start. we have replaced the fuel pressure regulator as a starting point. the oil is also full of gas. good spark, good compression but too much gas. any help would be grea...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Hi all, This car came in last week with a intermittent no start at times/intermittent no window/trunk & door lock operation. When car came in battery was dead. We charged battery and car ran fine. Started to check window operation and windows were not working... Trouble codes: 1570 (das to ecm n3/10)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70J51
I've refered to all data for repair infomation on this vech. but am getting confused because from the best I can tell is that this code means that the evap system is staying under a vacuum when the vent valve should be open. I tested the vent for flow when it ... Trouble codes: P2012
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Rins fine VIN: WDBFA68F41
Howdy Mercedes tech's We have this V-8 with 2 codes for the fuel trim that come back after clearing with 20 miles of driving. Did a data scan and all looks good, car only has 44k miles on it. We did the major service per customer request new tune parts, later ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfuction), P0173
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs /traction control VIN: WDBRF61J43
Hi every one I have a new problem I installed front pads and rotors on sisters car and I screw somthing up I am not a mercedes guy but how hard could it be to put front brakes on install went as normal as could be removed calipers and mounts cleaned and lubed ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Oil Life
What is the exact oil/service life reset proceedure for this 2006 E350?? The alldata system does not work
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L battery drain VIN: 4A3AK44Y9W
battery will drain after a two day period.traced draw to transmission relay circuit(mfi relay circuit)electronic transmission control circuit.is there a common solenoid faiure or tcm failure that creates a draw in this vehicle ???can anyone advise ???thank you...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hey Nissan techs, I've got an Altima with a code 45 that will not go away, I have replaced injectors, distributor, coolant sensor, maf sensor, o2 sensor and code just randomly reappears. Im open to any new ideas Ecu? Trouble codes: 45 (fuel injector leak)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8R05Y4VW
Heres one for the Nissan techs,we have a pathfinder that sets p1447.After replacing the cut valve that was melted above the rear differential and checking for charcoal in the system (there was none),we sent it out only to have it return with the same code.We a... Trouble codes: P1447
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D43
The check engine lamp comes on intermittently and only stayed on for a about a week or two. After the third time that the check engine came on then off, the idle speed is very high about 2000 RPM in Park or Neutral. It now idles high at all times, this used to... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Control System RPM High)
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G5DGH76J8
runs five minutes and stalls changed o2 and runs alot better,did this i owned one before and my car ran great,this one stalls after running little while.after a road test still will stall .when it does stumble then stall engine light flashes,checked codes,23 a... Trouble codes: 23 (air temp sensor open), 26 (qdm error), 43 (est failure), 53 (over voltage)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL52F82
hello every one.. i have an alero that has a knocking noise from the front of the timing chain area..i think i can see a cracked link. is this possible? has anyone seen this before? it looks to be a pain in the butt repair but a doable repair. any hints? thank...
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L security system VIN: 1G2WP52K42
Group, Customer came in to get ignition lock cylinder replaced because of sticking & couldnt remove key found cylinder worn out replaced with coded oem cylinder & security light blinking & car would start & die after 3 sec, checked for 5volt to pass key module...
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Suspension VIN: 1G2HX52K8W
This car when you drive down the road and hit a dip! The body will sway back and fourth. It feels like the sway bar is unhooked. I have checked the Alignment, replaced the struts,checked all the bushings. The rack has been replaced. I also replaced the cradle ...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L oil pressure VIN: IG2HZ54112
any one know of a releated problem with this motor.i really dont know how long this vehicle had low oil pressure due to faulty pressure sender,or could i have done somehting wrong with the lifters?.I will pull pan down,again and check bearings.there is no miss...
1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L 2 and 4 shift VIN: 9118211490
Trans was removed and disassembled. The only damage was to first and second gear teeth rings on gears and normal wear on syncros. All teeth rings, syncro hubs, syncro sliders and several questionable bearings were replaced. Set up and assembly went well. 80w90...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L ac operation VIN: 5GZCZ23D92
Hey all, I need some help here. A customer brought in a 2002 Saturn Vue stating that his AC does not work intermittently. Upon verifing complant, we found that the ac would come on and blow cold when the fan selector was on "1" but the ac light would go out an...
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3GK12M1T
This vehicle came in with the customer saying it does not stop fast enough. I took it on a test drive and could not get the brakes to lock up no mater how hard I stood on the pedal. The pads, rotors, brake shoes, drums, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, propor...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B5X
Customer reports light came back on ,but still no driveability issues. Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit fault bank 1 sensor1)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
This car has a severe vibration between 3600 and 4000 rpms. Customer states vibration has been there since axle has been replaced. Axle is not bent. Have checked all mounts. Does this going down road and in gear. Wont do this on rack in shop. Has anybody seen ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, low power VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Patient arrived c/o low power, lack of acceleration. Performed test drive to validate complaint, indeed acts like a dog! No misfire felt, transmission shifts correctly - just won't accelerate properly. I have already replaced MAF with OEM unit (based on lower-...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF29M2Y
car came in w/[...] ran tests w/vag failed first temp test at -30c but when we disconect harness the pump passes the testw/ohm meter. Not sure if we have bad inj. pump or possible bad ECU any help greatly apprciated Trouble codes: 17571 (fuel temp sensor open or short to plus)
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4V1VW2550Y
Ok Volvo techs, I need some help here. I have a well maintained V40 wagon that is cutting out under load. Feels like severe plug wire misfire. I suspect one of the coils breaking down. It has two coils and each one fires 2 cylinders. The problem is that I have...

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1989 BMW 735iL 3.5L Unknown VIN: WBAGC4315K
thanks for all the help- we ended up replacing the crank sensor and tune up parts for the rough run but the starting in second gear appears to be tcm or harness related and is so intermittent we are going to watch it for a while. greg and crew
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L headlamps VIN: 3G5DB03E82
mark from indiana hit this one on the head,recieved 8 replies on this one,last one was right, turned out to be bcm.i had replaced ignition switch because scan tool power monitor mode indicated unknown switch position at times.this did'nt fix problem,headlamps ...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L No Start VIN: 3G1AW51W9J
Sorry for the delay as the customer did not authorize to fix until recently. The final fix is the ignition module. Since I can monitor the cranking rpm, I did not replace the crank sensor. Some of you mention to replace it though. All six injectors and all thr...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WL52M90
thanks for the help. I relocated the knock sensor and vehicle working much better thanks again.
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L compressor VIN: 1GCCS194DY
Thanks for the many replies. Apparently the orifice was removed from system by another shop. By installing the new orifice we were able to determine that the compressor was not working properly. We replaced compressor, drier and orifice. System is working fine...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J21
well this one won't be getting fixed. thanks for all the replies. i tested the pressure sensor and even tried a new one. the customer elected to not fix the vehical because in pennsylvania, our emissions testing state that if the needed repairs go over $250 th... Trouble codes: P0442.
1989 Dodge W250 5.9L oil in coolant VIN: 1B7KM2680K
Well guys this one isn't fixed, but I solved the problem. I went ahead and pulled the head off this beast, and looked it over. Not finding anything obvious there or on the head gasket. I proceeded to top the block up with water and watched the level drop, so I...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.0L power assist VIN: 1B3EJ56C8S
Thanks to the 3 of you who took the time to offer help on this car. Every one of you said the problem was in the rack & pinion unit and to replace it. Evidently, I don't need to complicate this by adding any diagnosis of the variable effort system. Either way ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Oil presure gauge and check gauge system
Thanks to all that responded. Vehicle retured today, dash o/p gauge reading 20-30psi. Cust stated that after last o/p sender gauge has been very predictable. 'high' when warm 'low' when at hot idle and 'gone' at idle after 30+ mins freeway run. Teed in an afte...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L cluster VIN: 2B4GP44R21
Thanks to James [...] the grounds behind the pillar was the promblem. Customer fixed the van then following day wrote it off. Someone ran into him.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HF13Z51
Thank you everybody for the help. Since the code 132 set twice , we decided to replace it. Vehicle is running just fine right now. We checked all heater circuits ect..never found a problem, but better safe than sorry. Vehicle should be leaving the shop on Wedn...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 1B3GP23302
Thanks for all the replys we installed a new pcm and reprogramed the new computer. cust very happy drove over 200 mil no problems thanks
1983 Fiat PININ FARINA 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
thanks for all the responses,with no marks they made sure the lobe on the shaft did not make contact with any rods and all seems well.all agreed it is something we don't see very often,but it sure helps to talk to people who have. thanks again
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L door locks VIN: 1FALP6530T
First off - THANKS! for the 2 replies I recieved. Dan had a good thought, but I had stated only the drivers door locked, if door lock switch was touchy, all should lock. Steve from New Mexico was on the same warpath as me - 'hard to crack drivers side only wit...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1727V
Thank you for all the replies. I tried to disconnect the speed sensor and it didn't change problem. The cam/crank was set with a scope (stated in original request) but didn't help. I ended up cleaning the intake with a fogger nozzle and motorvac intake cleaner...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
I replaced the fuel level sensor ground, and for the last few weeks the car seems to be fine. Thanks for the help, it just hope the car 'stays' fixed! thanks again! Chris
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSS34F2W
replaced the injector control module, this on is gone! i was wondering if the injector control module works in the same way idm signal missing will kill injectors. this one killed the rpme pid. also the injectors will pass the buzz test when the vehicle will n... Trouble codes: P1316.
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTSS34F5Y
Thank you for taking the time to reply. The fix for this Ford was to replace the fuel tank and sending unit. The inside of tank was flaking apart. The debris were clogging two very fine filter screens inside the sending unit.That is why this vehicle would run ... Trouble codes: P1670 (EF feed back signal not detected), P0113 (IAT Circuit High Input), P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Fault).
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Oil pressure VIN: 1FTNE24L1Y
Thank you everyone for your help. Some replies were close, Kent gave me reason to smile, Nick and Rick nailed it. Oil pressure gauge in cluster was bad. Installed a reman cluster, works great. They say my hair might even come back, just more grey. THANK YOU AG...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2FMZA52461
well i have to laugh at the techs out there yelling at me for useing mode 6 they must not know what or how mode 6 works . but i have found i have a bouncy vac neddle at idle with 5 to 10 inch of vac at crise i pick up vac to 20 inch but falls off and stays low... Trouble codes: P0301.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Finally i feel safe to say this one is fixed. As Steve from ohio, and Dave from texas said, the injector that was replaced by the other shop was indeed the wrong one, we contacted the dealer and gave them the part number that was on the odd injector and compar... Trouble codes: P0316, P0303.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low VIN: 1FTNX21P63
Thanks to all who helped. Local Ford dealer service manager advised that I pull Turbo apart & check for stuck variable vanes. Sure enough the vanes were opened up & stuck in that position. Cleaned all vanes with a brass brush & the slip ring also. Reassembled ... Trouble codes: P132B (Undocumented Code), P2262 (Low Tubo Boost).
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L fuel pressure VIN: 1GTDC14145
thanks for your help found corroded wire under cab by drivers feet 3 inches from connector living in canada ah. thanks again and keep your stick on the ice.
2004 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L won't take fuel VIN: 1GKCT18X74
we did not end up repairing the vehicle it ended up at the dealership. he had previous work done and had to return. he did get the fuel sitiuation looked at when there. they ended up repacing the vent assembly. i would like to thank everyone for taking the tim...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4225K
We replaced coolant temp sensor as suggested by many but no improvement noted. Most responses pointed to carburators which was our original suspicion. After reviewing all feedback, customer declined to open Pandora's box of carbs. Since car was a 1989, economi...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Engine VIN: JNKNG01DXR
I have not fixed vehicle yet but the flywheel comments are very helpful. I did not suspect a flywheel failure as our previous repair did not disturb that part but it definetly feels like the problem. I did some further research on the 'dual mass' flywheel and ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W61
Thanks for the help. I found a vacuum leak in on the inside of number four intake runner by spraying brake clean through a small vacuum line I attached to the can. RPM's jumped 400 when the location was found. Several replies helped dirrect me in to this diagn... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L tie rod end VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Thanks for all the help number 1. We ended putting a rack in the car. It's kinda sad the customer had to put out the bucks but i guess that's the way it goes sometimes. I have contacted Moog's sales department and they said they would do some research on it so...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi you all and thanks for all the replies. We found that the plug holes were filled with oil mostly on #5. We still have to repair the gaskets but we cleaned out and drove the problem gone . Thanks again George Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, cluster VIN: 1J4FF48SX1
Sorry for the delay. To say I found the problem I can not. All of the replies were very helpful. This is what happened, I parked jeep outside for a day & when I pulled back in odometer worked? I tested ccd lines again & like Tom said both lines are at 2.5 volt... Trouble codes: P1687, P1698.
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GK48K92
Removed the valve cover and looked at sensor reluctor. This is the wrong engine for this vehicle. Got the correct engine coming.
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L driveability VIN: KNADC12331
thanks to all who replied we appreciate all of your input.what we finally found was that the car had a bad flywheel.the crank sensor gets its signal from a gear attached to the flywheel.we are assuming that when the belt broke and the valved got bent that the ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87AX3
Thanks to all who replied but especially Glenn. After repeated test drives a misfire and a primary coil codes came up. I replaced ignition coil on that cylinder and test drive, no problem. I was waiting for the customer time to test drive his car to see if it ... Trouble codes: 2107 (throttle actuator control processor indicates the etc controlarea of pcm failed the test.), 2110 (throttle actuator control system-forced limited rpm is in the fmem mode of forced limited rpm.).
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Front axles VIN: 1YVGE31D5S
Well, the customer declined further repairs. I am certain that the motor mounts were sagged and causing the driveline misalignment and resulting vibration. Other suggestions were ways to check for any rotational movement in the inner joint and blocking the ind...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L RF wheel bearing VIN: 4F2CU09122
We replaced the failed bearing. While it was apart, we made sure there wern't any missing seals from the prior bearing replacements, we found all parts were intact. We also checked for any missing ground wires or connections. All were found to be Ok. Before ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBGA51EXS
thank to all ..finaly i got back the car and costumer let me change EA/CC/ISC UNIT and air mass metter with the good used one ,ASR light and it`s simtom gone but at 40 and 60 mil only speed goes up and down like somebody is plying with the accelerator pedal an... Trouble codes: 24 (crank shaft position sensor signal fault/ignition control system), 20 (speed signal), 06 (idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA92E4S
There were 4 replies to my problem. One of the main questions I had was not answered by the group, and that was how does the system work or what does the code 07 mean. Well i called Identifix, paid the $40 and got a reasonable explanation. As a couple people s... Trouble codes: 07 (Ignition system-HFM-SFI).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery draw VIN: WDBRF64J51
thanks to all who replied, it was definitely the seat module, my partner replace passenger & driver module. thanks, vic
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L balnce shaft VIN: 4A3AX35G7X
well thanks for all of the replies. what i decided to do was leave the front balance shaft disconnected. since the front one was making all the noise i just left the belt off. this got rid of the noise. i advised the customer that the car may have serious engi...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB5S1D0
I got 1 replay that said to reprogram the ignition key, when I loked at the key I noticed that it was a hardware store special.The whole problem was the security system would shut down the car because of the wrong key. We need to haul the car to the dealer to ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor).
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