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1997 Acura CL 2.2L No Start VIN: 19UYA1Z55V
Hi everyone on this vehicle I have tested power to ignition & injectors all good. vehicle acts just like a G.M. vehicle with a security system problem this vehicle has a security system on it. it starts with key in crank possition as soon as you let of the key...
2003 Acura RSX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC54823
vehicle came in apart exhaust was hanging off air box on front seat original ecm laying on floor so I got someone's nightmare. so I took it for a ride wouldn't get out of its own way, neutral floored it rpm's didn't get past 3,000 and kept going down and up. I... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power windows VIN: WBAGJ8327W
i have one that the left front window is inop. i replaced the window switch,window regulator,general module with no luck. i also checked door wiring and is ok. i have voltage at the switch and only one wire to the motor has power and the other has no ground or...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L gear monitoring VIN: WBAAR3348Y
Hello BMW Techs This transmission is setting code #48 for the transmission , but does not show any slipping and is shifting fine, our concern is ,if really has a problem or not?, we cleared the code and it was set again. Please advise of what kind of troublesh...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L fault code VIN: WBAWB73597
help bmw techs- we have this 335 which has had an upgrade that brings hp to 360 and torque to 380. goes like mad but it feels like it may have a intermittent slight mis fire at low rpm/high boost- scanned with auto logic- has code 2ded-undefined-cleared and dr...
1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Door locks, and PRNDL indicator VIN: 2G4WY52M8V
Hi everyone, I have this Buick that is a Used Car Lot's car. It has an issue that is quite strange. The problem is that when you shift the transmission, the indicator on the dash will show P in park, and D in drive, but will also show D in R, P in N, P in 3, D...
1980 Cadillac Seville 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 6S698AE690
intermittently the battery runs down and the fuel pump stays running, i have no schematic or partas locator for this car i suspect the fuel pump relay and/or ecu, can anyone send some info on this very pristine classic??? thanx in advance for any help
1987 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 2.8L basic brakes VIN: 1GNCT18RXH
i have run out of ideas. this vehicle has no antilock brakes just the basic front disc rear drum. the vehicle will stop under normal braking okay, the pedal pressure is a little high, but if your try to step futher into the pedal with more forse there is very ...
1989 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0L Cuts out VIN: JG1MT2162K
I'm trying to find a problem that only happens once a week to as often as three times a day. Customer says car simply quits, while driving or when idling at a light. It refuses to restart sometimes until the next day, sometimes it restarts right away. The only... Trouble codes: 13 (O2 sensor circuit open or shorted)
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1BN52W4R
car came in on hook. would start than stall and has not restarted since. checked wiring for module,distributor to ecm.ok. replaced distributor,cap and rotor. installed used ecm and had it programmed for vehicle. fuel pressure is within specs. ran out of ideas,... Trouble codes: P0016, P0036
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC5244T
this car has a bad surge it feels like it is starving for fuel.itried a new pump no change.it is alot worse with map unplugged.i almost seems like it cuts out on accel.thanks.
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L temp door actuator VIN: 1GNDT13W3W
replaced actuator because gear teeth were broken. new actuator still defaults to the hot side of the door. tried to reset by disconnecting radio fuse and battery. did not change anything. at 74 degrees can tell the vacuum part starts to work. thank you for you...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: E7XD326778
sorry all, not a drivability expert, basics may be overlooked this car came in for a p0327 knock sensor and a 24xckp sensor code originally i changed the 24x c/s sensor and now there is no 24x data where before there was some data, it would disappear after ab... Trouble codes: 327 (341 -), 341
2000 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K6Y
hi guys,have this camaro here that has code p1518a. have cked power& grounds at the tac module and there ok. the 5 volt ref.out of the tac module on pin 24 is like3.57 volts and at pin 11 its 3.97 volts . the car wont accel. at all. from what ive tested i thin... Trouble codes: P1518
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W61
Hi , this one is a little strange we checked the MAF code out and replaced the MAF sensor , we have a veh that runs great but keep kicking a MAF code ,checked conn. & grounds all ok , no plug wire interferance , but while watching the MAF sensor on the scanner... Trouble codes: P0101
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio & lighting VIN: 2G1WF52E61
Car came in repair request batt. drawn down over a couple days, car cranks slow, cust., has been disconnecting batt., so car has a lot of codes, we have 2 amps of draw if you pull radio hot all time fuse draw is cut in half. If you pull cluster/ BCM fuse draws...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L bcm? VIN: 1C4GP54L9Y
Hi everybody, This one came in on the hook as a simple no crank, when I was being towed in driving it I turned the key on to crank it. The battery was dead so it wouldn't crank, I also noticed the speedo wasn't working. I got it in the shop, hooked up a low-am...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L right side of engine bay VIN: 4B3AG52H11
at first start up, very loud rattle that goes after warmed up. then only appears occasionally at idle at long stop lights. have checked exhaust and suspension,they check o.k. all motor mounts check ok.
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTES14N4K
somebody please help us this van belongs to a tool salesman.about a month ago the van stopped at a shop on his route they had replaced just about everything on it. they finally got it to run with a distributor and a pickup coil. wenesday of this week he was at...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FDZ123456
Happy Friday to all, This 3.0L taurus has me scratching my head. Vehicle history is unknown, the engine runs at about 1350 rpm all the time and higher when cooling fan is on. IAC is at 14%, TP is .87vdc. ECT normal, If you pinch off the vacuum hose which goes ...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on
Vehicle was brought in for inspection, and check engine light was on, with code P402,vehicle is running fine, engine is running properly, but code is still present, need help with this one, any ideas why the code P402 is present with no problems, can't pass in... Trouble codes: P0402
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Interior VIN: 1FMDU34XZV
Problem = elctrical problems. the wipers, power windows, dome light, 4wd light, come on and off intermittenly. only when i am trying to use them. i hear a clicking noise behind the dash even when the key is not in the ignition. this clicking noise seems to be ...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
Vehicle came in with noise in engine. Isolated it to LH timing chain area. Pulled front cover and found both timing chains and related parts completely worn out. Due to excessive slop in timing chains there is a deep groove worn in the oil pump housing. It is ...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L injectors, fuel pump VIN: 17RG37RFHK
We,ve got a 2000 Ford Excursion V10 2wd that was a theft recovery. Ignition switch and trasciever ring was broke out of it. I took it to Ford to have a new tranciever ring, ignition cyl. and new pats keys made for it. the computer has been flashed , keys cut, ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hi guys.I have a windstar that came in with an idle problem.When ever you would start it would stall out unless you play with the gas pedel.I got a code P1507 Idle air ctrl.Underspeed error.I change the IAC.Now it starts fine but reves at 2000 rpm.I found the ... Trouble codes: P, 1507 (Idle air ctrl.Underspeed error)
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45F51
this vehicle had come from another shop, they had told the customer that all the injectors were bad,the vehicle displays lots of white smoke, runs ruff at idle and constant misfire on accel with more smoke, we checked the vehicle no codes on koeo, koer, cyl co...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
happy friday the 13th the answer to this problem escapes me!i have had it before and cannot remember the fix. when the car is sitting still in gear with the defog or ac on it misfires,but only when the iac lets more air through! this must lean the mixture but ...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52483
This one came from another shop. Had code P0315 and they replaced crank sensor. After that it sets P1336. Code sets in 2-5 minutes of driving. We reset Cam sensor and double checked with scope. Scoped sensors and found no problems. Files are in test results. T... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crank Cam sensor Erratic)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FNX20L64E
Thanks for any help in advance. Car is an F250 superduty 5.4l with a 4 speed tranny Customer complaint is going up hills the transmission dosent change out of 1st gear and vehical loses most of its power once the rpm gets to around 5k. On test drive I had no ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7673P
Client complained of hesitation on acceleration and check eng light coming on. Came up with code 43. Replaced O2 sensor, cleaned out EGR system, replaced computer. Replaced the main fuse. Took to Honda dealer where they said we did not clean out the EGR system... Trouble codes: 43 (O2 sensor or fuel delivery system)
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L torque convertor VIN: JHMCD5664R
hello transmission guys. i need your help on this one. this honda came in with a front pump seal leak. remove trans and inspect front seal, torque convertor. inspect trans for cracks. ok. replaced seal and o-ring. pressure test torque convertor. ok. install tr...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L no start VIN: JNKAY21D8P
Test power transister unit for proper signal for pins 1-6. Pin 1 only had some consistent signal, remaining pins had no signal. Replace power transister with no change. Check power & ground supplies to ECM - all test good. Replace ECM with no change. Test all ...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L ascd VIN: JJNKAY2108
well thanks in advance we have never seen this one well the car came in to are shop could not turn car off with key put new switch in did not fix promplem well now if i put key in off and push the off button to the ascd the car shuts off unpluged ascd modull c...
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K94
Vehicle has slight misfire at idle. Dealership replaced "worn out" spark plugs at 32,000 mi. Mil light will come on and give misfire #3 code. I swapped #1 and#3 Coil on plugs. Cleared code, test drove, misfire #3 code reset. Swapped #1 and #3 injectors. Cleare... Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: KNDJA7233W
When at highway speed (55mph) and trying to accelerate hard to pass, the vehicle surges once the the rpms reach 3500.
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8BH68X7W
Just posting this for a friends GS400. Usually when cold the starter just clicks and finally if you keep cycling the key long enough it will eventually start. Battery tests fine and since the starter lives under the intake manifold (V6) is this the usual suspe...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM9742R
axod unit,customer compliaint after 20 minutes of driving, speedometer reads zero mph & trans won't shift. scanner koer in park, vss not at 0 switches between 0-600 mph speedometer read normal 0 prinds1 flips back & forth from park to ??? marks tft-tot goes ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Charging VIN: AB93A6DN01
The owner loves this car. It doeswn't want to charge properly though. The ignition switch, alternator glow plug relay have all been changed. When you run the vehicle there is no charge, (and the light on the dash does not come on at this time, does come on whe...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lights VIN: WDBJF55F2T
hey everyone,i have this wonderfull mercedes another shop replaced the battery appx. 2 weeks ago.car came in on hook with batt. dead. charged and load tested batt. found good.i checked the charging system and found only a 12.8 volt charge with engine running,a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L rearview mirror VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Hello everyone, First of all, I apreciate to all of you who read this post. Customer is complaining of rearview mirror moves while driving. I verified the concern and yes, way to loose. He brought in a new rearview mirrow identical to the one on the car, exce...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L windws,interior light(s) VIN: 4JGAB5XA12
no start,no cranck.when you turn the key on, no light on the dash board.replaced the engine control module,car starts,turn the a/c fan on car died and unable to start.need help.
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L No Start VIN: 3MARM15JOR
hi, this car will not start at all. the fuel pump does not run when you turn the key on. the fuel pump has juice to it and wires look ok and as you see the list of parts i have tried. ps. it started and ran for about one minute after the used ecm. could this b...
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3CS44R6M
Car has been at several shops, got this one after no one else could fix it. Has slight miss always! After driving anywhere from two miles to fifty miles, car starts to surge violently. We had computer rebuilt, replaced plugs and wires, replaced air flow meter ...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, No spark VIN: 4A31J46G7S
Hello fiends, This vehicle kills distributors. The symptom is always the same. Put a new distributor in it and it's just a matter of time before it is towed in, no start, no spark. A new distributor fixes it every time. It had already had a history of several...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: JN1RZ26H7P
i have limited testing capabilities with nissans,the check engine light never comes on but keeps setting code 33, even after replacing the lh 02 sensor,seems to be running rich,very noticible skip at idle,has no power at any rpms,tries to stumble at first on a... Trouble codes: 33 (lh o2 sensor)
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)
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L battery VIN: 1G3HN52K2S
Hello, I have a vehicle here that has a intermittent battery draw. I am the third shop this vehicle has been too!!! The first shop replaced the battery and three days later replaced it again!!! The second shop installed the third battery and the next day repla...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L probably transm VIN: 2PGP44R3TR
Hi, Amigos: Now is time to suffer for my own vehicle. This van makes what it souds and feels like a "kick" on the front center of the engine compartement just beafore a complete stop. I Knew that the front shocks were bad so I replace them with no good result...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L High idle VIN: 1G2WJ52M0X
Hi. I just installed a used engine in the vehicle. Now i get a high idle around 2000 rpm. Sometimes if i turn the key on and then back off before i start the car it will idle normally. Lately even that is not working. I swaped the iac and throttle body from th... Trouble codes: P0507
2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Clutch Hydraulics VIN: 2G2FV22G52
I had a customer with a 2002 Trans Am WS6. Vehicle has 90,XXX miles with a 6 speed tranny. Complaint/Cause: During extreme acceleration clutch pedal stays on the floor. Pedal will stay that way for a couple minutes until pedal is pulled up with feet. In norma...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L compressor VIN: WPOAA2992V
This came with a leaking compressor, I had a new compressor, so I replaced compressor, drier, exp. valve, o-rings, flush system, put new oil,made deep vacuum, charge with 1 pound and 14 oz of R134a. Both condenser fans working good ( 2 speeds)pressures 25psi i...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N8W
So customer complains of "chugging" upon decel and return to idle, especially in traffic jams. Dealer put DI cassette and plugs, didn't fix it. I never got the car to act up on me, had my helper drive it for fourty five minutes and it did it once. Tried to sta...
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L compressor VIN: JT2MA71M2M
I am not getting power to the compressor the biggest problem is that i have very little info on this system it is automatic air i am not getting a ground out of the amplifer to the ac clutch relay (tan wire) there is one wire (purple white) that comes out of t...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cooling Fans VIN: 4T1SK12E4P
Need a little help with this Toyota. Came in engine runs rough, stalls, and cooling fans stay on KOEO or KOER. Wiring diag looks easy. Customer wants fans to work properly first. Alldata (somedata} shows how to test relays but gives no specs. I've replaced the...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
Customer complained of vehicle shaking after driving for 4 to 5 miles over 60 mph. After replacing bearing and hub it still shakes in the body and steering wheel over 60 mph. It is accentuated under braking. Has anyone come across this before?
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR12E5W
I have a 1998 corolla that was towed in for a no start.I have no spark with no codes present.I have checked resistance of coils, CMP sensor and CKP sensor and all are well within spec.All fuses are good and I have good ground and B+ at the coils.Mitchell is di...
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L maint light VIN: JTEBU11F47
How do you reset the maintanence light on this new Toyota? The pressing the reset button and then turning on the ign switch without starting doesn't apply to this one! Your assistance will be greatly appreciated...Thanks!
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon L 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WV2ZG0258C
I don't really need help here, I'm looking for someone who can find an engine code for me. I have a replacement engine with the code letters "VC" and I can't find any information or even a listing for that code clear back to 1977. I don't know if this was a no...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
I have the VW that just keeps coming back. As the history repair says, car was originally towed in for died going down interstate. Spark was shooting out the side of the coil to the bracket. Replace coil and sent customer on his way. Called three days later wi...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Vehicle came in with trans in fail safe mode . 3rd gear only. Checked codes with modis in global obd2 and got code po715 which does not correspond to vw codes. I cleared codes and trans now shifts fine . what does this correspond to in VW codes? Thanks in adva...

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Starting VIN: JH4KA9658T
Thank for all the help from the people that offered their suggestions! Finally determined that the ECM was the culprit. Since I was informed that the ECM comes from the factory not programmed I had no choice except to have the car towed from the shop and to th...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L control head VIN: WAUGA84A9T
first i want to thank everyone that responded to my request. well this one seems to be done thats my it took so long to close my request, because i wanted to make sure it did not come back. when i lift for the night the audi's a/c controller would stay illumin...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ign switch VIN: WBACD4326T
thanks to all for the ideas- it never failes the weird stuff comes in when your main bmw tech is on vacation!! we used the ideas given and were able to rotate the lock- thanks again to all- greg and crew
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start VIN: WBAGK2328T
thank all who helped the car had 3 problems, 1 was under the pass/seat wires were corroded and had a bad connection. repaired, car still didn't start. second problem: the main relay was burned. replaced relay and wire terminals to relay, car still didn't start...
1987 Chevrolet Nova 1.6L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK5148H
Went to pin out ECM and found that the heater core had leaked all over it. No shorts in wiring. ECM full of coolant. Install used ECM and all is ok. Customer did not want to fix heater core. ECM wiring harness was long enough to put it into the glove box.
1995 Chevrolet P30 Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDHP32KXS
Thank you for all the replies. It seems to me the simple ones always are the ones that stump you. After running another fuel pressure test , pressure was at 10 psi. pinched return line and pressure did not increase. R&R fuel pump and replaced 14 psi at idle an...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WN52X1S
First off, thanks to everyone ensuring us we needed to do the proper timing procedure before going any further it runs like a champ now and all six holes contribute equally. borrowed gm tools from some friends at a local dealership thnks to guys like that too!
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L all gauges VIN: 1G1JC52462
hi all well i finaly fixed this car started by disconnecting the bcm and cluster and reconnecting all was fine for about 3 days then it started again so i got a new bcm in it and now on its 5 day all is good thanks to all for your replies
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Turn signal and hazard VIN: 1GCHK29UX4
Thanks for the replies. This one turned out to be a bad in cab fuse block. We found by pushing very hard in and forward on the flasher the lights would work. Tried twisting the tabs on flasher for better connection but did not help. Replaced the in cab fuse bl...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CDGJDOT65
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L power steering VIN: 2C3HC56G3X
I received 3 replies, all said to replace the rack again. & 2 said to replace the power steering pump also. One suggested OE rack & pinion. We 1st replaced the power steering pump & this did not fix it. We than replaced the rack with the same after market rack...
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L calibration for seat weights VIN: 2C3KA53G36
i used the starmobile scanner to calibrate seat.i used 40 pds then 100 pds.worked great thanks
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L heater motor VIN: 2C3HH56J6W
Well this customer is not having good luck, its in the body shop because of a accident and may be written off at this point. So I can not send out a fix, but I did get alot of good info. What I would do first is check for codes [we do have a modis]. Next I wou...
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15HIL
I would like to thank everyone on helping me out on this Bronco. I don't know if I could of done it with out you guys. The first thing I did after I looked at all the emails was, to hook up a fuel pressure gauge again. I then checked the pressure it was still ... Trouble codes: 42 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates system to rich).
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6S
I was able to remove the sensor and shaft without removing anything else. The installation part was done almost blind folded!. No space to see what you are doing, what a tough job. I marked the housing and the shaft, install the shaft back and with a mirror al... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id ckt fault).
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, low power VIN: 1FTHW26FOV
Still no fix. Have installed another set of injectors, no difference. (hence the long wait, I had to wait nearly a month for them) I have no exhaust backpressure valve, my fuel pressure is a return regulated system that I have tested for good pressure at both ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Thanks so much guys, Turned out there was a hole in the MAP line Robert hit that just right. I don't see how low boost would affect milage that way but customer says mileage is back to normal. Thanks again for all your help
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P5Y
thank you for the ideas on the repair. the replacement of the pcv and resetting the kam was done on the two cars with ford pcv valves. we have not seen the problem reoccure sence the repair. Trouble codes: P1506 (iac overspeed).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L overdrive servo VIN: 1FAFP34P41
Thanks to those who replied with detailed info.I scanned and found no hard or pending faults.This problem only lasted for a day or two,then cleared up.After 2 weeks of city driving and a 300+ mile road trip, this hasn't reoccured.
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Alternator VIN: 1GKDT13S22
Thanks for help from those whom replied! When checking for voltage at the alternator turn on wire I was back probing connector for voltage. After reading flow chart and reading help responces, I realized the connector needed to be disconnected. When key was cy...
1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVDHN9WU
thank you to all who responded.As most of you said the coil pack was the problem, (not cheap either) thank you all again. Marcos Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L reverse VIN: KMHJF2550X
Well, we're not fixing this one,customer was hoping for a miracle. Some good replies, disconnect solenoids and trans should default to third and reverse only,still no reverse so it's definetly internal. Reverse is not electrically controlled. Needs new trans,c...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 5.2L Stall
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the responses! The majority or responses said that I had a security issue. In a way… that was what the problem was! First this Jeep had an aftermarket security system in it as well as a OEM system. After the customer had a new key m...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Loss of Power VIN: KNDJB72342
Thanks to everyone who responded. I'm going to call this one fixed even though I never could get it to act up. Responses really centered on MAF and Cat problems but the MAF always looked good and the backpressure was ok as well. I did check for water and bad f... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Mixture bank 1 pending).
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L throttle sticks/bind VIN: 4F2CU08111
Checked with customer and recall had already been done. On closer inspection the throttle body did get replaced and all is well and he is a happy camper!!Thanks to all who responded so quickly, great to have a world full of knowledgeable techs at hand when nee...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.2 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDB22C2F
Thanks to everyone who responded!Didn't know about the 'afterglow',Vehicle is operating normally and no longer blows fuses.Idle has cleared up also.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
i put in a fuel pump relay so far costomer has not came back thanks for all your help sorry it took so long to close ive been very busy and no time to close sorry for the wait
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBLJ0G7Y1
thanks everyone for the advice. I did not realize that the crankshaft position sensor would not set a fault code if it stop working. replaced and problem gone. mark
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L no start VIN: 1G3NF12E51
As most of you said, the ignition switch was bad. It has a sensor in the outer housing that detects lock position for anti theft measures. If someone tries to put a pair of channel locks on the ignition switch, it will not start. I replaced the inner and outer...
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L alternator VIN: 1G2PG9793G
Thanks to Carl from California, Wade from Colorado and many others who sent me down the proper road. Carl hit the nail on the head. I am not the person who put this car back together, but I am the one who has to figure out why it's not right. The kid who put t...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Passlock/BCM VIN: 3G7DA03E42
Thanks to everyone who responded, especially David [...]. We found the ignition switch was operating fine according to the BCM. It recognized the switch in all 3 positions, but stopped sending power to ECM in various positions. The switch also left some volt...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Safety VIN: WP0CA29933
Hi Techs, Thanks to all of you guys who tried to help, John [...] Florida gave me the right location which brought me to the exact location but let me tell you, I hardly understand why the engineers could have came to a decision to locate it there when there ...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L ac operation VIN: 5GZCZ23D92
First of all, I would like to thank all of the techs who responded to this posting. After we recieved the 2nd control head from Saturn and installed it into the vehicle everything works like a charm. Thanks again for all the insight you gave and I hope I can b...
2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3GM84R9Y
Hello all, thanks for all the replies. We checked the inj. signal at the harness and all was good. We pulled the valve cover off and we could see right away that one of the exhaust cam lobes on cyl #3 was wearing all the way around. Pulled the head and found t...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C6Y
ok ,call me stupid.the problem was the time belt,what throwed me off was that the cam gears lined up perfect,#1 piston was up.but not all the way up ,i thought it was.put oil in cylinder compresson was 130.i had fire& gas.what happend was that the belt did not...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4X
I think I fixed this one by disconnecting the ECM and cleaning the gound connections near the ECM. There was a fair amount of leaves in the cowl area that may have contributed to the gound connection problem. Thanks to Marcy who suggested the gounds under the ... Trouble codes: P1128, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0134.
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