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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED64B21
I can't get this car to act up customer states that they drove car three times and let it set for fifteen to thirty min. and came back out and car would crank and not start. after letting it set an aditional ten min. it would start. I have drove car and recrea...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Starter, ignition switch VIN: WAUPL68E44
This is the second time i am working on this car, same problem. So the customer finaly got back in the state and took car to the dealer ( had it there before during the warranty and same problem and they said " no condittion was found at the time"). After brok...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Driveshaft VIN: WBADT63482
Got the car in today. Customer stated the car has vibration, like the whole car is shaking when getting it over 35mph. Tested it but the wind is over 60mph today so it is throwing the car left and right on the road. Did the alignment, ballancing and rotation-v...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L clutch VIN: WBADN53472
vechicle came in with slipping clutch. we replaced and followed instructions in box with a new first seems okay but started to get worst trans would not go into 1st and reverse ,if it did it would grind.also there is asmell of burning clutch.we nev...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33442
Hi BMW techs I hope someone can help!!! This car was in for a MIL light T-stat code after that was fixed the ABS light came on after the test drive for the MIL light.I check the ABS for codes with autologic scanner that we have at the shop now let me be up fro...
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Battery Drain VIN: 1G4HR52L1R
This car has had 3 batteries & 2 alt. replaced in a very short time .The lady drives it about every 4 days .Has to jump it off I checked for a battery drain and have .220 ma. I can pull the fuse under the hood labeled pcm & VATS..iCAN ALSO PULL the center plug...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L engine VIN: 2GCEC19K4K
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEC19HXP
i have this truck that is giving me fits. the parts i replaced needed changing but i still have a missfire (#8 plug wire arcing all over & cap full of carbon tracks ).i am missing something truck runs great at idle & slow take off but if you put any type of lo...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGGK29FX
Hi, we don't do a whole lot of diesel repairs in our shop but are starting to see more and more as they become more popular. We currently have this vehicle which I have diagnosed with a faulty fuel injection driver module. The problem I have is that the driver...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Collision Repair VIN: 1G1JC1248T
Hello to all.Thankyou for taking the time to read this post. I am trying to help a freind who had a very slight fender bender. He tapped the back of another car hard enough to deploy both air bags. I am trying to help with the repair but this is not my usual t...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19M7T
Vehicle came to us no-start. We replaced the engine. On the test drive, it cut out(sometimes will stall) under acceleration, both from a standing start, and at highway speeds when kicking down into passing gear between 3500 and 4000 RPM. Starting out under loa...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBDM19W2W
Have this 98 Astro that is driving me nuts!!! Only code shown was a 0306. Truck was running rich. After a complete tune up- most components were original - plugs, cap, rotor, wires (all Delco, problem was still there. Ran a compression test and found #6 was sl... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire)
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L no drive or reverse VIN: 1GNDX03E3X
This van was towed to us because it would not move forward or back when you put it in gear. Once it got here, we drove it off the flat bed, it seemed fine, then it would not move at all. The scanner shows the gear position changes but still nothing, BUT if you...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Master Cylinder VIN: 1GNDU06E3X
Well here I'm again guys, trying to figure out is there is anything that i can do to replace this Brake master Cylinder with ABS system I think is delco moraine VI, book is calling to do a Gear Tension Relief and I do have my Modis & Genysis both with ABS soft...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L electrical control VIN: 1GNCT18WSY
i do not have access to a wire detail for the 4 wheel drive system. this would help big time if someone can supply it for me. any idea's would be grealy appreciated. when the vehicle was brought in the fuse for the system was blown and blows almost immeadiatly...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Pressure Sensor VIN: 1GNDT13W7Y
The fuel level gauge reads empty sometimes and othertimes it is correct but on the Tech two data it reads 100% when the gauge reads empty. The fuel pressure sensor reads -14.15Hg. I replaced the sensor with a good one and it still reads the same. When you unpl...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E03
I have a weird one here techs, although she might be a simple fix. I stopped off at my shop today on my day off and was told one of the workers 2003 Monti Carlo won't start. A week ago her key vob would not work, however the vehicle started and ran. She did no...
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1CEL45X224
hey guys anybody ever ran across this problem with a noisy lifter tick when the motor is cold mainly, but often comes back after a while i'll hear the tick. pulled apart check lifters and followers for any wear and everything look fine. any sugestions
1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L no start. no mileage on instrument cluster VIN: IB7CG23Y0V
i put a heater core in this truck and now i have no mileage on instrument cluster and no radio the truck will not start. my question is this has anybody ever done a heater core on one of these and had this problem?
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Fluid Level VIN: 2B4FP2531X
The fluid level changes the opposite of what it should.When the engine is running the fluid level checks way over full. When you turn the engine off the fluid level checks low.I drew fluid out of the trans until the dipstick read full with the engine running.T...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L no start VIN: 2B4GP44R01
customer cam in no crank no start stated he had to get a boost and drove the vehicle to the sho we tested the battery and replaced now the vehicle doesnt want to crank and wierd part is with ignition key out and in our hands the dashlights and check engine lig...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 3D7KU28D33
Hello everyone. I'm trying to get a part and the dealer cant find me a part #. Where the cooler line goes into the transmission is a fitting screwed into the trans, thats what I need. Does anyone have a part #? Thanks
2002 Fiat PUNTO 1.2L timing VIN: ZFA1880002
hello ! after i removed the head and install the head and timing i crank the engine wont start and it look like and sound like thier no compression. mybe valve stuck ? timing ? thanks
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5144T
van has rough idle and slow take off. there is no codes. have read all post concerning this van. did unplug dpfe sensor no change plus it is plastic. tp is working fine. put scan in mis-fire mode no cyl is showing mis-fire. mass. has been clean.fuel pres. 40ps...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Hi folks, thanks in advance for your help. I have this truck that always runs perfectly when I drive it, but everytime my wife drives it, I have to go and get her off the side of the road. She called me the other night and said that she took my truck about 10 ... Trouble codes: P1298
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L fuel VIN: 1FTHF25F1S
Fuel collecting in valley both front and rear. Suspected fuel pump. Found fuel leaking from weep hole. Replaced pump and rotten hoses to pump. 2 weeks later its still leaking. Replaced banjo washers. Still leaking. Pulled up separator/regulator. No obvious sig...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP66L1X
i have this contour with a bad surge and hesitation mainly noticed in 3rd gear. when it does this sometimes the battery light will come on for a split second. the frp sensor reads any where from 33-48 lbs. a manual guage reads any where from 23-35 lbs. i canno...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ34X6XV
The car came mising codes in ECM P0171 P0174 LTFT lean [...]. Tune up and wire intake manfold uper and lower replace mass. car came back p0171 p0174 ltft# 5 to 10%. Trouble codes: P0171 (ltft), P0174 (ltft)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
vehicle surging at idle or when held at a steady rpm, fells like an intake leak but can't find one anywhere. also it fells like if you induce a very slight intake leak it smoothens boss has ordered an iac valve for it. sorry can't give any scan tool dat...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L engine VIN: 1FMSU43F81
Customer added a after market device that alters the inj oil pres reading, increasing the hp. After that it ran fine but some one told him to replace#8 injector b/c they buzz??.He did that and all the orings on 5,6,7,and 8. When he went to restart it broke the...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L brake pedal VIN: 1FTNW21S92
hi guys and gals, first time for me... this truck came in with the brake pedal dropping almost to floor on first slow pump, but then pumps up and works fine until you apply later and it starts all over again. i plugged master cylinder to verify it's good, i've...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W32
I have known of this problem with these engines for several years, but this is the very first one I've came across. I haven't seen this vehicle since last summer when it had a #4 cyl misfire code. We replaced coil and plug and cured it. Now it came in on the ... Trouble codes: 0303
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L srs air bag VIN: 1FMZU72K93
suv came in srs light on.lfc 33,modis scanned code b2292.pretensioner.drivers side reads 3.7 ohms, and pass. side reads 2.2 ohms.i cannot find specs or info to determin which side is faulty.lfc 33 is pass. side problem.i believe the drivers side is the problem...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTHG39U73
greetings to all,i have this van that on the first cold start of the day it will start but have a low idle and sometimes even stall.i have no codes and i also researched the archieves and have seen some with similar problems that led to bad intake manifold gas...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Customer complaint is intermittant stall or cuts out. Happened once in January, then again this Thursday and then again Sunday night (ran ok in morning and night). Once when stalled, could not re-start, cranked and would not catch, left sitting, re-started and...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L delayed idle return VIN: KMHDN55D11
hello, this car came in for a clutch replacement. several months have gone by and the customer has returned complaining that the trans shifts notchy. during the test drive the tech noticed that the rpm drops very slowly when upshifting. when the idle speed co...
1988 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0L Not Charging VIN: 1LNBM92E4J
Hi members, I got stuck with this one. I have wire extra ground the the regulator and check for loose wire at the regulator and alternator and nothing look bad. But system will charged if I put 12 volts to the O/lb wire at the regulator and it will charged ( 1...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V8S
this is my own vehicle.I was driving one day and noticed what sounded like a woodpecker pounding on pass side front finder, got out and noticed that the compressoor was moving violently..and kind figured.."well thats about to go"..and it did bout a week later ...
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start VIN: JM2UF1111G
Please help. this vehicle came is as an intermittant stall with no spark when warm. replaecd the distributor to care for pickup coil trouble. now vehicle will not run at all( no spark). i have power at the coil. and if i ground the negative side of the coil i ...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L alarm VIN: JM1HD4619P
does anyone know of a way to bypass the factory alarm on this car?
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300sel 6.3 6.3L Reverse VIN: 1090181200
Thanks for reading this. Reverse gear became inoperative one morning. I sent the transmission to a shop that has been excellent in the past, but after they went through it, it still had no reverse upon installation. This is the only car that uses that partic...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070441201
need to know what fuel pressure spec is
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L controlls
Help . i have very little info on this system. alldata is of no help.if the pressure switch on the dryer is grounded the clutch engages.if the blue/red wire at the klima relay is grounded it also engages.i think this is the signal from the push button controll...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, on-off ratio VIN: WDBEA90D8J
I'm trying to check the on-off ratio with my working Hartmann tester. With the motor running and warmed up, the needle remains at 0 when properly connected and shows battery voltage with a dvom at pin#3. In the factory '88 YMB, it states the CA model ecm isn't...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L cruise control VIN: WDBHM36E3T
Strange. The cruise control ony works consistantly at speeds bellow 60 mph.. Occationly it will work above 60 but rarely. While attempting to activate cruise function you can feel a momentary surge in the throttle. It's trying. ALL inputs from switches, sensor...
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 138GP193X1
hi i need to help a friend who needs some insite and if the car gets fixed his shop is going to join the group with full sponsership so he says.anyway this van has a surge type hicup while under med accel you can watch the rpms drop 3-400 then jump bac up were...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4AB41D2W
thank to u all in advance
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
the truck runs fine just the mil light keeps turning on... Trouble codes: P1000, P1140
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L overdrive VIN: 1GMDX03E4X
Van came in last week with a complaint of no overdrive. Found codes P0742 TCC ctuck on & P1811 Max adapt shift. Replaced the PCS as per lots of experience on the P1811 & replaced The trans fluid pressure switch for the P0742 as per archives in IATN & Identifix...
2002 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L engine
hey GM techs, heeeeeelp, neighbors car came whit pushrod noise, replace prds from dealer, noise' is not going, I hear the noise in the intake, not in the rocker arm. "please any help amigos" thanks advance
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Front wipers
First off I work at a Ford dealer but I can't seem to convince my friends and neighbors to get one. I don't have access to shop manuals on these vehicles but said I'd see what I could find out and hopefully fix them up. Customer states that he turned on wipers...
1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1AE94E2N
Customer complaint was stalling constantly, would not re-start (cranks and won't catch), towed in and we have driven it serveral times but will not quit. We can get idle surge intermittantly and runs a bit rough, car seems to lack power but runs better cold t...
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 Cruise Control VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
Hi All! Could use a little help with this one. I bought the car from auction knowing it had no A.C. but everything else checked out. I know I had cruise control before replacing wires from a.c. switch to fan resistor/switch and a.c. relay. After reapir I disc...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H2W
Hello: This one came in from "another shop" with a pretty good imitation clutch cable end retainer on the release arm of the transaxle. clutch would not release fully. Customer stated that the original retainer fell off. I replaced the cable and new retainer a...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L abs VIN: 3VWHD81H8W
Car came in with a mess of codes for ABS. We replace module with a used unit, checked coding, bled brakes and test drove. Had code 01276 and would not clear. Checked fuses and did basic trouble shooting, problem pointing to bad pump. We got another complete mo...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 3VWSK69M11
i am a volks tech in norcal and ive got an issue. i have replaced several instrument clusters and coded several immobilizers on volkswagen and audi vehicles with and without the use of factory scan tools. i have a vehicle that has such a fried instrument clust...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shift quality VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
had found metal in pan couldn't find origin so tore trans down still no evidence or obvious problems mechanically r&r trans. for salvage unit still have same problem only this trans has pump whine swapped valve body assy. still no difference had originally fou...

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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC54823
thank you all for the help the timing was off didnt expect that with the good comression thanks agen Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D1X
Hello all techs, thank you to all who replied to my request.everyone said MAF.It's been two weeks now since I replaced the MAF and the code didn't comeback.But the car cameback for something else,it has a misfire on #2 cylinder.replaced the power output stage ... Trouble codes: 17545 (long termfuel trim adaptivebank 1system toorich).
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Thanks to all that replied. This one is done. Many of you suggested we repair the unmetered air leaks first. While I do agree it is a problem and it must be fixed, it just didnt seem to be enough of a leak to cause the symptoms we were encountering. Some recom...
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6EL1159K
Thanks everyone. I used the onboard diagnostics and the sensor values are correct. I guess caillac doesn't like scan tools. Thanks again.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L injector pulse VIN: 1G6KD54Y9V
lots of good tech info on this one . it turned out to be corrosion in under hood fuse box on 10 amp pcm / battery fuse cleaned corrosion , replace fuse started right up . alot of replies on testing key & cyl that was ok . with bad connection pcm some how was n...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
Thanks everybody pressure tested nothing drove until missfired again then did a block test witch turned out pos. for combustion gases. also would go low on coolant after long drives customer says this now. Thanks again scott. Trouble codes: P0300.
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14Z2F
Unfortunatley, the owner never returned, we suspect we actually fixed the truck by resetting tyhe distributor for him, and doing the 'ill bring it back monday' was a way to skip out on the bill, but well just mail it to him with a demand payment. Trouble codes: 43 (est problem), 42 (est error).
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25W1W
Decided to pull head. engine was rebuilt and guides were galled causing sticking valves. pulled rest of engine and all bearings were copper. customer had blown op switch and run out of oil. didnt tell us about it but fessed up after I talked about it. thx for ...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L coolant in oil VIN: 1GCDG25UX3
jeremy from california was right i removed cylinder heads and found them flooded with coolant replaced the head gaskets and drove the van over the weekend every is fine thanks to all who responded
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N2S
Thank you to those that replied. This was a tough battle. The engine was not very consistant in dying. We are members of Identifix as well, so I contacted them by phone. They were at the same conclusions as some on here. They mentioned crand sensors shorting o... Trouble codes: 13 (No change from MAP sensor).
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Starting/gage cluster VIN: 1C4GP64LXY
Most suggested problems with clusters, This one worked fine when plugged into another Van. Others suggested wiring problems below battery. None were found. I am at the point now, where I will have to start throwing parts at this van. It is not fixed and I am n...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Surge, lack of power VIN: 1B4GP25BX1
I have not yet got this truck back in the shop to run any more tests. I recieved 3 helpful replies and will send you results when I get the fix. Richard from NY said to check the timing belt. Joe said to replace plugs and pcv valve and reset base idle. James s...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y02
Using information in All Data I printed out a pinout of the 3 pcm connectors. First I checked all powers and grounds to the computer tried to pull codes but had no communication to the pcm. All fuses were good. Most of the replies I got referenced a shorted 5 ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L fan resistor / headlights VIN: 2D4GP44L73
The problem is #1 poor factory parts that don't last very long, since this request we have came across two more vehicles with the same fan problem. The lighting problem is plane & simple, he drives alot!! I would consider his lighting troubles to be normal wea...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5141S
hi thanx to all who replied been away from this one for a bit what i found was the keyway in the harmonic sheared it moved about 45 degrees also timingchain pretty much wore out Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT out of range).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L trans pump VIN: 1FALP6531T
Thank you for all the replies. We are a Technical school and part of the reason for posting requests is to demonstrate to the students what a powerful tool IATN can be. We have not completed this car yet, probably in the next few days. Most replies suggested...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534V
Well I like to call this fixed, at least is idling a little better & is not stalling anymore, I did found a EGR vaccum solenoid bypassing vaccum even when ecm was not comanding any & keeping my egr valve a little bit open @ idle causing to idle rough, Engine i... Trouble codes: P1131.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L valve noise
I didn't really find out what was wrong with this vehicle. It was a used car so the sales department finally decided to put a used engine in it which I did last week. Which I guess is one way to fix it. They must have figured it was cheaper than taken it apart...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7674N
i would like to thank everyone who replied. most of you said the tcm was the likely burned. you were correct ! i opened it up and the problem was was so bad i could not identify the resistors values, so off to the tv repair shop, he agreed this was ...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine oil entering cooling system VIN: 1HGCG3247X
Well I'd like to think everyone for the help. This car did not have the oil cooler at the filter, but after explaining to the customer how many problems there were reported with the blocks, we decided to go with a used engine which we found VERY reasonably pri...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U23
I'd like to thank, Jim from California, and Robert from Indiana. The left side converter had four pounds back-pressure at idle, and ten pounds back-pressure at 2000 R.P.M. It took this long for the customer to decide how he wanted to fix it. We installed a uni... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC73EX5
we finally did get to see vehicle again , customer only wanted ideas of what she should have checked since it was still under warranty. we did however checked for dragging brakes and tried to find info on trans - for slipping with scan tool no info. we beleive...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Speedometer VIN: SAJAY1348G
Hello group, Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Don [...]) who does these conversions for a living. John was at a funeral in the UK and I could not reach him before I had to release the ca...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJKD6043X
Thanks for all replies ~ cleaned MAF, no change. Boiled down to TPS, dealer list: $1200. Customer did not want to pay this. Customer then ordered throttle body over Internet -- wrong for that year of car. So like a lot of people who buy a car over the Internet...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery drain ,interior lights VIN: SALME11483
well I am 90% sure this is fixed as the truck has started for the last week and would not have gone so long with no problem .thanks to all the guys for your help .I tried a fan resistor no go and the wiring tsb did not pertain to this truck. I installed a rela...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L electric windows VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Hi folks Well the fix isn't in. The customer decided to take the vehicle. He said that he could live with it. I had 2 responses, 1 from Chris [...], stating that if the prndl switch malfunction, the generic module may show that its in reverse, and that fords ...
1989 Mazda RX-7 GXL 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC35119
Hello everyone and thanks for all the input on this old one. From the advice i got, it is a chronic problem to have these flooding, especially as they get older. We removed the plugs, found them all worn out...put oil into the holes...spun the engine a few tim...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1WHG392H3Y
hi all i'm going to call this car fixed once i find a good used part the dealer wants over 500.00 and i'm not buying there was a few techs that mentioned the iac and most stated clogged cat.and mentioned intakes issues i removed the cats and inspected them the... Trouble codes: P1506, P1042.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lights VIN: WDBJF55F2T
ok guys this one is fixed.patrick from georgia was dead on.i checked the volts right at the alt. and found 14.0 what i was doing wrong was checking the volts at the batt. using the batt. terminals which gave a bad reading because the - batt. end at the body wa...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBFA68F1X
Firstly, thanks for all the help received from the members that replied to the post. After taking the car to the dealer for diagnosis and being told that the Instrumant cluster itself was the problem (the service advisor said that the cluster is coded specific...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L alt
I wanted to put a new alt on but no stock and he was waiting, so I sent the alt up to the parts store for a bench test and it checked good. I installed another new battery. I still have my doubts about the alt. No problem starting so far, but I will install ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L service light VIN: WMWRC32070
the procedure I had said ignition position, instead of position 1, but i got 5 replies all explaining the correct procedure which I am more than thankful for. anyway, here is the correct procedure. 1. Push in Trip button and hold. 2. Turn ignition key to posit...
1990 Mitsubishi Mirage RS 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU36X9L
I forgot to mention in the help request that I already replaced the PCM and had the same symptoms. After testing more and getting the same results, I sent for another ECM and 'Bingo' that was it! Thanks for the help! Bad replacement parts can cause a lot of ex...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L day time running lights
thanks for the replies. The module is under the steering coloum. when tapped on the other light came on .the customer is waiting for it to fail again before ordering.
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S5V
Thanks for the replies. It turned out to be the MAF. The signal had noise riding top of it. The new one is very clean. Truck runs awesome now.
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L cylinder honing VIN: WP0CAJ987W
Considering the hints I received I realized that nikasil/alusil cylinders have a special honning process. The honning marks are not noticeable. In my particular case the cylinder have no signal of wearing. I will assembly just using new rings. Thanks
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L gas fill slow VIN: WPOCA2984Y
well thanks to every one who put in there help i took the filler neck out for a close look all the way to the tank to inspect the flapper valve and for a switch or another valve no such luck no option m466 there is a manual vent valve when you screw down the c... Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Saturn SL 1.9L engine VIN: 1GBZK5273Y
Most of the responses did carry a common reply, OE parts only the sealed power rings did not fit correctly, we spent the much extra money and put in Saturn rings and all is good. New head bolts and a Saturn head gasket also went in to complete the repairs. The...
2001 Saturn LW300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW82R01
Well I wasn't able to fix this one. I could never duplicate the stall. Customer has taken the vehicle and the problem hasn't reoccured and I'm hoping that it won't. The 3 replies I received suggested the crank sensor was probably bad and that was my suspicion ... Trouble codes: P0136 (O2 Sensor Heater Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0156 (O2 Sensor Heater Bank 2 Sensor 2).
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6857W
I'll start by saying thank you all for your help and especially those of you that offered your phone numbers, direct e mails and the generous offers of faxed information. I can only hope to return these favors soon. As many of you mentioned, the fix was straig...
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