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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L seat sensor VIN: WAUBG84D0V
My customer is extremely upset that his air bags will not work as long as this problem exists. I would like to know 1) where in the bottom part of the seat is the sensor located. 2) Can the sensor be ordered for the repair or does the entire seat have to be re...
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...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADP6346X
Good morning! This ABS CU has been to the rebuilder twice, and the code "51, inlet valve, left rear" doesn't go away. This code was not present before the initial rebuild, but several other codes were. The light in the cluster reappears immediately after clear...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM634XY
Hi BMW techs we just looked at this 2000 528 with abs light on and stability control light on codes are 41-steering angle,88-precharge pump and 115-pressure sensor interference cleared codes and they all came back any hepl would be great. Thanks Dave
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L dsc VIN: WBACN33401
BMW Techs I am looking for information on diagnosing this code 5E30 for the lateral acceleration sensor.I am finding myself terribly under equipt as far as information sorce and scan tool ability to repair these cars.I have looked through alldata and am unable...
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L instrument panel VIN: 2G4WF5516Y
all warning lights come on as if you cycled the key. they do a bulb test then go out . I can never get the lights to act up on me but the customer says it is all the time.Any info would be great.
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KF52YIR
+Code po56 sets repeatedly. Trans never shifts wrong and always engages O.D. At times while watching data stream input shaft signal will drop out. Sometimes code po39 will also appear(TCC Engagement error). But trans always shifts fine and goes into O.D. Other...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: WO6VR52R8W
Vehicle came for misfire and headgasket job cuz it was leaking dexcool from the back of the engine cant see cuz of no room between firewall. decided to replace it when opening the cowl or should say 1/4 way on the job found a heater valve leaking . stopped rig...
1985 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 5.7L Pwr Windows VIN: 2GCEK14H7F
I have a problem with the power window wiring. The truck came in for the pwr. windows not operating. What I found is the wiring (almost each individual wire) has broken off of the clips that attach them to the power window switches. What I need is a schematic...
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1LT53TOM
hello all, this car came in with a no start. found no communication with scanner. replaced ecm, car then started but ran poorly but now have communication with ecm. found restriction in catalytic converter, removed exhaust pipe for testing so that it wouldn't ...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L Trans VIN: 1GCEK14Z0R
Hello to all. We have a strange problem w/ this truck that we cannot seem to get a handle on. It shifts and locks up way too quick. Found a fix that said cut the blue wire to the trans but no help. All functions read normal on the engine side but on the trans ...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GTEC19K9R
This truck came in with a rolling idle up and down. Fuel trim readings and O2 readings indicate rich condition. Can unplug 1 of the injectors, idle stabilizes and O2 reading drop. So replaced injectors, check distributor stator for cracks, looseness, all ok. C...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Harsh P-D,P-R,1-2 shift VIN: 1GTCS19Z1S
Right up front...we are not a tranny shop.However,in one of my weak moments I took this truck on[customer is one of our oldest clients][30 years]and thinks we can fix everything from his mower to his PC.So I take this thing for a drive and EVERY shift is VERY ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GNEK13R7T
thanks in advance. got this tahoe that is messing with me.about 4 weeks ago it came in in limp mode. had po758. i did diag by following all-data trouble tree and everything checked ok but solenoid. i replaced it did test drive according to procedures all was o...
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...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R4V
Hi, we have this suburban that has been back twice for O2 sensors. We don't work on many American cars here, so we are looking for a little help. The first 2 times the car was here it had a P0141B code for Bank1 Sensor2 heater circuit. We tested the voltage at... Trouble codes: P135, P414, P155
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...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GC2GWEBGY
Hello U all well i have a great truck to work on here, it started out begin a no start. This truck belongs to a delivery driver he puts abut 8 to 10 thoundsand miles a month on this truck. When it first broke down we inspected and found a code PO 300 we had fo...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L electric window VIN: 1GNDX03E2Y
we have a passenger front electric window regulator that has eaten itself for the second time.usually its the drivers side that wears first and that one works wisconsin i usually blamed it on ice.replacement parts are very expensive.memory tells me win...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L 4-3, 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCGK24U4Y
This truck drives and shifts ok when left in drive. The problem is when manually shifted from drive to 3 and back it has a harsh shift. It is intermittant. The 4-3 shift is worse. It does it more often during the 4-3 shift but eventually does it both ways.. Se...
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Stall VIN: 43BAU42Y6S
came in as no start condition no power to coil no power to injectors, no fire at fuel pump, checked powers going to asd relay powers were good, pcm not energinizing asd relay, checked all powers and ground a pcm, replaced pcm, car started after awhile would st...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Radio VIN: 1B7GL2AX51
Hello everyone. I need some Chrysler help. This Dakota has the radio with CD and it blinks on and off as if this indicates some failure, and the stations display and can be changed, but no sound and the entire display continues to blink. I checked the power an...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L poss strut VIN: 1B4GP25R72
Sound familiar to anyone?
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C63
greetings to all this neon was towed in for no start and poor idle when it did start.when it does start the check engine light is on and battery light on.scan data shows ecm reading battery voltage at 16.8 volts,checking at battery it shows 11.9 with car runni... Trouble codes: P0563, P0107, P0129
1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N2F
This truck will start if the accelerator is left at idle, but runs bad. If accelerated if will stall, and might not restart, unless carb cleaner is sprayed in the intake. The scanner will not communicate, I checked the TPS, ECT and IAT, MAP, with my Vantage, ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS system VIN: 2FMDA5149W
Hi. First thank you for your assistances. This '98 Ford Windstar came in with ABS light on and TRACTION OFF light flashing. The ABS TDC 1141(L/F tooth missing) & 1144 (R/R tooth missing) codes in memory. During the test drive, ABS wheel speeds are all reading ...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P0Y
Car came in with overheating problems, somebody disconnected radiator fan since it did not cut off anymore. Replaced Cylinder head gasket and head. replaced the CCRM to terminate the constant running fan. We also replaced oxygen sensor. After connecting the ne... Trouble codes: P0135 (heating circuit O2 sensor before Catalytic converter)
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L speed sensor VIN: 1FTRF18252
Hello tech This truck came in from a car lot with no inop speedometer,hookup scanner to check speed signal to pcm drove the truck and stayed on zero no movment,unplug speed sensor in the back of trans checked wires from sensor to pcm all ok,it had used pcm i d...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMPU18L33
ok ford guru's got a inop horn and all is ok with fuse and also a drivers door ajar chime goes off intermittantly but no ajar lite in dash. fuse is good and the horn relay in the fuse panel is not "serviceable" according to no data. we suspect that the securit...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Transaxle VIN: 1FTNF21L84
4WD would not engage on this truck. GEM has code 1876 stored (T-Case 2WD Sol CKT Fault). Manually locking the hubs would allow 4WD to work but there was a very loud clanging sound when the vehicle turned. Right drive axle had a good amount of play and the hubl...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L acceleration VIN: 1FTPX14524
Back pressure on this Ford Pickup is over 6 psi in front of the first cat and about 1 to 1.5 psi in front of the second cat. Engine feels down on power compared to other 150s with the same engine, etc. No codes in PCM. Called the dealer and told them of the b...
1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L idle up & down VIN: 2HGEJ6610X
idle surges. any common problems with these cars. noticed the o2 sensors both switch at the same speed Trouble codes: P0505, P1509, P0108, P0122
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S9X
I could used some good advise about this problem. Thank you in advance for reading and considering my problem. This vehicle came to me about 2 weeks ago with the C.E.L. on and a po301, cylinder 1 misfire. I drove the car and it ran just fine no problem detect... Trouble codes: P0301
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Anti Theft VIN: 1J4GZ58S5P
Hi Guys: This is a problem child from another shop. They towed in a no start and couldn't figure out the problem. We checked it out and found no signal from the crank sensor causing no spark, no injector pulse. Replaced sensor. We now have signal to PCM but s...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4F429P2V
The Jeep was towed in , no start ,customer said he installed new battery, after he tried to jump start.Found no communication at the obd2 plug checked the wiring to and from the plug and ecm, we have power and ground's. The engine check light on dash does not ...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Unknown VIN: KNDJB7234X
help please all kia techs- this is a sublet from a body shop- vehicle went off road- has new r/f spindle, hub and strut. vehicle has bad viabration in engine- body shop did all mounts and could not locate issue. sent to us and we found damper damaged- replaced...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALYJ1280T
Just bought this '96 Discovery and the problem was a long cranking time before it would start. Connected a fuel pressure gauge and found that after turning off the engine the fuel pressure would drop to zero immediately . Figured the fuel pump check valve was ...
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 ...
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 ...
1995 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Mechanical VIN: JM1EC4353S
I need some help from you Mazda gurus out there. One of my techs. has this DOHC 1.6 gem he bought with a bad head. He bought a re-man head installed everything and she won't start. The timing marks are lined up Perfectly! However, I have noticed that the dist....
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070441201
need to know what fuel pressure spec is
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L central lock vac. pump VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Customer claims vehicle battery dies overnight. Charged battery tested for parasitic draw, found none. Vehicle died at shop two days later. Asked customer if anything else was wrong, she claimed central locks do not work, and also smelled like electrical burni...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L engine VIN: WDBHA28E9S
the car has a knock noise that is consistant and not effected by engine temp. also there is a whine from the oil pump. now i have heard alot of problems with the timing chain tentioner, so i took the slack off the chain tentioner guide but the noise did not ch...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G1X
Sets code po130 . replaced O2 sensor code rturned after 2 days of driving. checked voltage on all O2 sensors bank 1 sensor 1 .50 bank 1 sens 2 .48, bank 2 sens 1 up and down .72 at cold start up varies between .16 and .77 Only have obdII scan on OTC scanner no... Trouble codes: P0130
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Power seats VIN: WDBLK65G81
Hi Mercedes fellows I almost never work on these cars but we have one here anyway. The customer complained that the driver's power seat does not work. To be precise, the fore and aft part of the seat is in-op. I checked for codes and came up with a B1200 fo...
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
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Limp In VIN: WDBUF65J93
This vehicle came to me from a trans shop (they just rebuilt it) It does not shift,it has code P0715-turbine sensor A. I Have no knowledge on these cars.My scan tool only reads generic.I have power and ground to the trans computer,My wiring diagram shows a RPM...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3XD64B7M
To all my Mitsubishi comrads. We had a 91 3000GT come in with a Mil. light on. We found code 31-knock sensor problem. The car rans real good. We checked the wiring from the computer to the sensor and couldn't find any problems. There isn't any resistant value... Trouble codes: 31 (knock sensor circuit problem)
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...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L planetarys VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
original planetarys lasted 260,000 and seized up. replacement planetarys lasted 30 miles and seized up after complete o/h.this is my son,s car and i have overhauled a few trannys but this parts are not getting any lube.there is plenty of flow thur cooler and l...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L 4WD indicator light VIN: JA4MT41R0Y
The 4wd indicator blinks when in 2wd, stays on while shifted into 4wd or 4wd low. Question is why does it continue to blink when transfer case is in 2wd? Otherwise 4wd and 4wd low work..only the indicator problem
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
I know some Nissans like to have injector failures and I'm not sure if this car has the same common issue. I do not get rough running myself here but the customer is complaining about rough start up. I recently replaced the throttle body o-ring which was allow... Trouble codes: P0171 (Mixture lean front bank)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Please help! Any information would be appreciated. This car came in with the blower motor not working. We checked all the fuses in the circuits and all were good. It appeared the amplifier was the problem because the signal that controls the amplifier was abou...
1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L cooling/heater system VIN: 2P4GH4537S
I normally do transmissions so this problem is a little out of my lueage, but non the less it's got me scatching my head. My wifes Voyager had a radiator leak(pinhole), so me and an ex-coworker swapped it out. We used a "spill-proof" funnel and a long idle tim...
1998 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L 4-3 shift VIN: 2P4GP4539W
we recently replaced engine because of a low end knock. tech said when he removed radiator hose from engine coolant fell into transmission. not sure how much so we flushed it twice with t-tech machine. first time with atf alone, second time we ran a cleanerfor...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2JB12472
Customer just purchased vehicle a few weeks ago. Brought in yesterday complaining of intermittent hesitation and cut out. Also instrument cluster lights go on and off while during idle and while driving. All this occurred mysteriously after customer installed ... Trouble codes: U1000 (no state of health from module)
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: YS3DF78K32
Hello everyone and thanks for any help you can give me. I have this Saab convertible in that the customer has been adding hydraulic fluid into the convertible top system. There is a leak that can be seen under the vehicle in front of the right rear wheel. The ...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L fuel and temp gauge VIN: 1G8ZK5277X
im looking for someone with input as to why this may have occurred so that it doesnt again. After the dash was pulled to repair a bulb for the odometer display the temp and fuel gauges read on the opposite sides of the range. my boss did repairs the battery wa...
2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L valvetrain(lifters) VIN: 1G8AJ52F94
we have a 2004 saturn ion1 and it came in with valve train noise(lifters) it has a miss also @ idle caused from the noise..we have check the oil pressure and it has 80 lbs @ idle..i have seen on IATn this problem but no apparent fixes...any help would be appre...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2SK11F5N
hello everyone, i would first like to thank everyone for any help that they can provide. it turns out that this car is the bosses neighbours car. he took it to a shop near his place to diagnose this problem and they recommended a tune-up. the car seemed to be ...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L slight shudder VIN: JH4KA9651Y
OK, thanks to everyone who replied, Seems the timing marks on the engine that AllData give for the balance shaft belt are incorrect, as most of you indicated. Removed the bolt and locked down the balance shaft and reset balance belt, sure enough the timing mar...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L srs VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Sorry it took so long to close customer went back and fourth about weather to fix or not. I did get a used seat and tried it, it did fix the problem. Thanks again for all the gerat ideas and help
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Radio Speakers VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Want to thank all that took the time to answer our plea. Problem ended up being the amplifier. Customer finally brought back so we could try another amp.They are extremely costly at 1200.00 dollars. Thank God for wrecking yards ($125).
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y31
All responses said to use O.E.M. cats. I told customer the same as the responses, and he said use the aftermarket. He wasn't going to pay for o.e.m. One response suggested to have pcm reprogrammed, but I didn't check to see if possible. I don't understand how ... Trouble codes: 420 (catalyst efficiency).
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C1MS2469R
i will call this a fix because all of you say to pull both heads which i will do soon and replace everything needed.thanks again
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19Z3S
Customer sold vehicle before I could complete the repair. Things that where worth while to mention though where that the Genisis scan tool has a problem interpreting the data steram on these vehicles, so be cautious. Pay close atention when rebuilding the thro... Trouble codes: P0171 (Exaust Lean), P0300 (Random Missfire).
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGGK29FX
Thank you for all the replies. I pretty much decided that the chip must be important enough for them to install it at the factory, so it would be best to have it there. I ended up removing the original driver module from the pump and of course the chip was sti...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35R9X
The problem turned out to be the ECM. We noticed that the vehicle would run properly w/ bank 2 sensor 1 unplugged. When we unplugged this sensor in the right bank the fuel trim would go back to normal and pulse width would also come back to normal. As soon as ... Trouble codes: P0151 (o2 sensor circuit low voltage), P0174 (system too lean).
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Master Cylinder VIN: 1GNDU06E3X
Well Guys I really like to thank everybody that reply to me, You guys are great, I did learn that is not needed a tech2 to do this type of job I was able to replace my master cylinder & bleeded with out to much hassle, All I need to do was remove the complete ...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L igntion lock VIN: 3C3EL55H2Y
we found that one of the pins in the lock tumbler was jamed not allowing the key to turn replaced lock cylinder and all is well
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L long crank time
Thanks for the input. The crank sensor was the problem. Dealer had them on national backorder...Put it in and all is well
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Lacks power VIN: 1C4GP45R45
I appreciate the replies receveived which helped me thru the fix process. The answer was in the fix data base. The flywheel was cracked, which affected sensor readings if you looked long enough.(Note: within 2 miles the exhaust manifolds would get cherry red.)... Trouble codes: P0068 (Map/throttle correlation).
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FN14X6J
SMEC was shutting the injectors down, as I stated in my post, as long as you sprayed fuel in throttle body it would continue to run.
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L cruise control VIN: 3B7MC3307V
Finally figured out. It needed a different pcm. this thing had standard tranny but the pcm was for auto, Raymond from Oregon sent me in the right direction when he said check to see if it is in r or d because it won't set in neutral. that was ok but I have sta...
1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L no start. no mileage on instrument cluster VIN: IB7CG23Y0V
thanks all for your help. The main problem was i had one of the plugs in the back of the fuse box in the wrong place so i put it in the right place.I also had a loose ground on the driver side dash. Once again thanks for all your help.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L no upshift VIN: 2B6HB11Y8X
Thank you for your replies. This really had me pulling my hair out. I finally decided to remove the transmission one more time and go thru it. Low and behold the new remanufactured torgue converter had blown apart. The company that made it gave me another and ...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
thanks for all of the replies. A couple of you said that this injector resistance is near normal so I'll get a new IDM and try it. I have not yet replaced it so I'll have to post another help request if it doesn't work, although I'm sure it will. Trouble codes: P1298.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Timing chain guide VIN: 1FTRX17W0X
The truck is fixed. I got a mix of replies, some from IATN members and some from other shops in town. I heard 'leave the hole empty','It takes a dowel pin', and 'it takes a roll' and the Ford dealer couldn't come up with anything, so we left it the way we foun...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Moniters VIN: 1FAFP5824Y
Hi & thanks for the replies. It seems that in factory generic function on this model the monitors that did not run will switch from not ready to ready & back again. I thought we had a computer problem & did my checks & replaced the computer…with the same probl... Trouble codes: 1233 (fuel pump driver module off line).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
At this time,the vehicle is working properly. The customer is going to keep using it and he will let me know if it starts acting up again. I and other folks did a bunch of research on code#B-1575--unable to come up with any diagnostic info on this. My feeling ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FNX20L64E
I changed the fuel filter which was very full of dirt, but no improvement. I dropped the tranny pan no metal in the bottom. I pulled the accumulator body and checked the valves, looked ok, but I changed them anyway. Still no help. No codes to go on so im going...
2000 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L belt VIN: 1GDFG15RXV
replaced belt with a/c delco brand belt. no more noise. not an ad for a/c delco, but sometimes it has to be o.e.
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Thanks once again IATN. Everyone had good useful information and the #1 thought was the ignition switch. We had already removed the EGR and it was not that dirty. IAC also looked fine (cleaned it anyway) and the stall is so instant, didn't think it was that....
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGE22CXT
Thank you all for your input and assistance, I have fixed this lunch eater. Quite a few suggested intake gasket leaks and EGR valve problems, I did smoke test and found no leaks, I pulled EGR and found no problems, EGR also stalled engine when opened so nothin...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L power steering VIN: WDBBA48D1G
Sorry for the long delay wanted to make sure this was the fix, it seemed to easy. First i would like to say thanks to all who responded and a special thanks to jon from colorado. The fix was to remove filter and to flush the system. many responses suggested a ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50UX2
Jay mentioned TSB 02-22-3 which I could not locate in the Alldata system. Michael from Calif. has had trouble with these fuel pumps. Chuck from Maryland had me back probe the Black/Pink(BK/PK)wire at the fuel pump driver module with the ignition switch on. The... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor circuit range/performance).
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
Want to thank all the techs who help out had a feling it was ecm but didnt have a lot knowledge on mit. systems. reman ecu came in today got installed fired right up. thanks for all your help
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12S5G
As always thanks for all the help,finally repaired,here goes tech that said check both injectors were discharging was correct only one was working did paper trick under each injector nozzle . Heres the list not in order,O.E splice for power supply about 10 inc...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
She called to say MIL came back on shortly after speedometer was replaced. Only now she disclosed that the intermittent MIL started years ago after a 'fender bender'. So, it may well be a wiring issue. The vehicle is moving out of the area, and since it runs f... Trouble codes: 45 (fuel injector leak).
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
brought it to the dealer . said timing bank2 was off a tooth and they only found it because they compared a factory belt to aftermarket look like it aligned properly. factory belt markings showed difference in position. they fixed the belt position and car is ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L abs VIN: 1N4BL11E82
thank you for all the replies, they all helped greatly...we did find that both rear wheel speed sensors were giving improper readings. we changed the RR sensor b/c it was the worse of the 2 and the problem did not go away. we plan on changing the other rear se...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1G8JU52F7Y
Ok fellow techs, after a few days running this by the customer we convinced him to go with the Module and Coil as Ivelin and Richard suggested, we replaced both items and the car runs great. So thanks to everyone who logged in and helped with the fix. IATN has...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST87N3M
Well this one is fixed, but not by me. First I would like to thank John,Steve,Tom,Richard and Glenn. The customer took the car and said he would return if it acted up again. It ran fine for 9 days. I was behind him at a light and watched it bog down then spit ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L power steering boost
The responses were universal in the opinion that a drivebelt doesn't squeal when it slips while wet and a missing splash shield under the engine will let the belt get wet. The car got a new PS drivebelt and a repaired splash shield. Rain is forecast for the ...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
Thanks everyone for your replies. After swapping the tires with our techs Avalon we ruled out the tires. We recommended to the customer that they replace the rear struts and strut mounts. They had the front struts and strut mounts replaced recently. They delin...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K52
Thanks to all who replied on this toyota got the thing fixed today got the pcm that came out of the car from the yard, hit the key car started and ran great and we had no mil lamp cust is happy and so am I. thanks iatn members you are great!!! Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1656 (vvt solenold).
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VESA81H5T
Our thanks to all who replied. We're closing this without a final solution. The customer now has the vehicle. Some of the replies referenced the circuit board in the cluster and when we removed the cluster to inspect it was evident that the solder joints were ... Trouble codes: P0501.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
We explained to customer that since axle was replaced this is what we suggested needed to be addressed. He had gone to some forum and somebody stated flywheel was probally the problem. His information was that it had a twin mass flywheel installed in this car....
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 3VWSK69M11
i was able to fix this one on my own. luckily the used instrument cluster had the same can coding as the old one and by leaving the key on for a few minutes the cluster adapted itself to the engine control module. all i had to do was code the keys after that a...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L Unknown VIN: YV1AS8209N
Thanks to all of you that responded to my help request. Most of you had the same info for me, to find the section of flywheel that was not drilled, and line that up with the starter mounting bolts. The All-Data procedure is a bit confusing, it tells you to lin...
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