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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4KA7676M
Hello need some help on this repair, I have a 93' Acura Legend V6 and am having trouble with the idle. When you start it, the idle shoots up to about 2500-[...] and stays there for awhile and then it comes down and is just erratic after that. You can keep t...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Hello all This 740 has eaten my breakfast, lunch and diner. 80% of the time it runs great. Around town it runs fine. On moderate acceleration it runs fine. On hard acceleration (getting on the freeway) it will intermittently cut out violently and sometimes wi... Trouble codes: 73(11, 67(10, 83(13, 84(13, 78(12
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L all VIN: WBAVE33472
hello bmw guys this is a general information request regarding this car that my best friend bought. this car has no current problems , but i don't do alot of bmw work except in smog check. outside of t.s.b. information , i'd love to here from you guys about...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L High Idle VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
First I feel stupid for posting this because I have seen this before.I have a caddy that did have a high idle,and a clicking noise from the ISC motor when the engine has been turned off.customer istalled a new TPS incorrectly,the voltage was at .13.I set it to...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Power Windows VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Thanks in advance for any help with this one. We replace spark plugs, fuel filter, and crank position sensor. Disconnected positive battery cable to do repairs. Now when you push the L/F power window switch, both front windows go down. When you push the L/R wi...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Oil Pressure VIN: 2GCEK19K1P
This is my first post, so be patient. This truck was originally brought into my shop for a leaking intake gasket. Gasket was replaced as was the intake after the heater hose fitting broke off and has corroded away half of the threads. Oil was changed immediatl...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Lighting VIN: 1GCCT19Z35
The brake lights are staying on on this, I have disconnected the stop light switch and they still stay on. It has factory trailer wiring, and I took off the 4 wir connector. It looks like there is a centre high mount stop lamp relay in the diagram. I have mitc...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G1BL52W2T
this caprice is driving me nuts. it likes to cut out intermittantly for no aparent reasion. when it cuts out its like you turned the ignitian off after about ten min of driving or it wont happen. very intermittant. its not loosing fuel pressure scoped ignitian...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Stall, Misfire
all help is good help.good friend of mine brought in his vehicle.has a compliant of engine stall only when a/c on.But mention that is a intermitten problem.No dtc found.However did have history dtc for egr and abs module problems.per scan tool found multiple m...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T7Y
yesterday this truck had a hard miss mainly on #5,7 cylinder and they were getting spark I switched injectors around and no change. did compression check and 150psi. check back pressure on exhaust and under .5 psi. fuel pressure regulator is not leaking. but f... Trouble codes: P0135, P0300, P0446, P0463
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L speedometer VIN: 2GCEK19T73
Hi, I'm lost on this. I've checked alldata and picked some area brains and still stumped. I just overhauled 4l65e transmission (4X4). Pre overhaul determined no 3rd gear. no codes present. speedo worked properly. disconnected battery and removed transmission. ...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GJ44G9Y
Van towed in crank no start. found fuse #3 in P.D.C. blown replaced fuse van started and ran fine replaced ASD just hopeing that might have been problem.Ran fine for 3 days blew same fuse. cust. replaced fuse and brought van back in. that fused part of ASD rel...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Fog lights/turn signals VIN: 3C4FY58B32
Customer states that the fog lights stay on all the time and the battery dies. Sometimes the fog lights will come on when using the turn signals. Customer stated that they saw smoke coming from the turn signal switch. Car was left in the parking lot with the ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Loose of power VIN: 3B7KC2664W
The complant on this truck is that he will be going down the highway and it will start to lose speed. It will slow down until the engine is idling. If he pushes in on the clutch for a moment it will take off and go again. In colder weather it takes about 150 m... Trouble codes: P0216 (Fuel Injection Pump Timing Failure)
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L gauge lighting VIN: 1D4GP24R75
New customer. first time vehicle in shop. Customer purchased vehicle approx. 1 year ago at 30,000 miles. about 4 months ago vehicle wouldnt crank, called AAA, when AAA showed up vehicle cranked and started, never exhibited these symptoms again. Approx. 3-4 wee...
1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hubs and axles VIN: 1FTCR15U8T
Customer complains of binding / clunking / jerking on corners while in 4WD. He says this as gotten worse over the past year or two. Complaint confirmed during test drive, and it does not matter if it's in 4WD high or low. Problem goes away in 2WD. Also noted ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L OBD drive cycles VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
hope someone can help,vehicle will not set the cat moniter,all other moniters are set,have drove on Xway steady speed stop and go,all the data on scaner are normal ,no pending codes,fuel between 1/4 and 3/4 always,drives perfect,battery was replaced a month ag...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
this vech,sets p0136 after short drive.reads o volts on scanner.wiring checks out o/k.could it be the pcm?? Trouble codes: P0136 (02 sen cir.bk 1 sen.2)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
Have is f350 which is killing me.This an import truck to aust. EX Canada build truck. Transmission will not shift into 4th or l/up.Trans is a 4R100. Lock up work when ground through breakout box.All wiring and connector have been checked and checked again. Wit...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE47FXX
Hi, I've got this one throwing this code as soon as you start it. I tried looking in my 'new' worthless AllData and can't find any diagnostic info on this. Is it something simple? Customer is waiting... Thanks, Dan Trouble codes: P0603 (KAM test failure)
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L output speed sensor VIN: 1FMNU41S3Y
Vehicle sets code P0720 after a short drive. It will set a P0721 and P0722 if driven 30 min. and it will drop out of gear like it is in neutral. Dealer replaced PCM, output speed sensor, and the alt. with no results. I ran new wires to the sensor, cleaned the ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unknown VIN: 1FTYRX4D91
The vehicle overheats while driving at highway speeds. Its been to several shops in the area and no one has caught the issue. I have replaced thermostat(comes w/housing and heater element); fan clutch, and removed water pump to check impellers. It acts like it...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L r.f ligh VIN: 2FN7A51462
van was brought in by body shop inspected all lights and found left lower park light bulb extremly bright right parking light inoperative when turn signals are operated on right side both lower bulbs flash retrived fem code 1503 right lamp turn signal circuit ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfercase VIN: 1FTNX21F62
Have 02 Ford F250 Super Duty, 7.3L Turbo Diesel with no 4WD shifting. Retreived codes P1832, P1865, and P1876 upon initial testing. Following diagnostic flow charts, repaired P1832 & P1876 by replacement of high resistance Vacuum Switching Solenoid (located rt...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMZU72K84
We sold our customer( a tire store) a replacement alternator for this truck--it failed--they brought it back and the regulator was bad--to be safe (concerned about a possible "fly-out" rotor) we provided another alternator--we pre-tested it as always--it faile...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L tcc system VIN: 2FMZA51614
hey folks, i've got one for ya'll. code p0741=tcc system stuck off. i can not find information to diag this van. i've driven it and watched the engine rpm's verses the tss. when the tcc is commanded 100% and cruising the engine is always spinning faster than t...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Pedal feel VIN: 1GKCT18WXS
Ok this is my wifes rig and she is saying that the brakes are hard lessend assist. I drove it and sure enough when you hit the brakes like in a panic stop the pedal is firm then returns to normal but it just seems like the booster isn't able to boost fast enou...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L whistling noise VIN: KM8SC13D42
This santa fe has a loud whistling noise coming from under the hood. It is not a squeal, it is a whistling noise. I removed air filter lid and noise still evident. I cleaned the throttle body and reinstalled. Whistling noise still there. Removed pcv valve and ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S3Y
Hello all ive got a jeep grand cherokee 4.0l stalls repeatedly when hot mostly at idle will sometimes missfire and run rough sets crank sensor code most of the time will randomly set cam sensor code or miss fire codes crank sensor readings looked suspicious on... Trouble codes: 320
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4FA39SI4
this jeep runs great 50% of the time. when it has an event of badly missing it amazes me that a mis-fire code is not set. the jeep has never showed any codes. tsb 09-003-03 1s the closest thing i can find in syptoms. during an event i can hear some valve train...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1447X
We just replaced the intake manifold gasket and started the truck, the abs trac control and brake lights are on and the abs pump only works intermittenly? There were no light on prior to the intake repair and no problems with the brakes, We do not have the tes...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC4K178
I need some help here this lincoln is a problem child. First came in with a misfire code. Replaced all spark plugs and one coil. Misfire gone sent car away came back next day with the two throttle actuator codes. Went through flow chart tested all the wiring t... Trouble codes: P2110, P2107
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Starting VIN: WDBA45A4DB
Hi guys...could realy use your help on this one..vehicle was towed in as a no start. When we turn the key on the dash powers up but when we turn the key to crank nothing happens... we do not hear the fuel pump running and the starter is not clicking. We have p...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E1R
car idles strange/high 2000 rpm. (limp home mode?) stalls, but will restart. no codes present. throttle actuator does not appear to be working. found main engine wire harness bad, (replaced) found throttle actuator harness bad, (replace actuator) replaced dist...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E3X
Hello everyone!Need help on this one.Vehicle came with misfire and no power,mill on.Check code:P0300,P0301,P0302, P0303,P0304,P0305,P0306.Check fuel pressure--OK,replace air filter,replace spark plugs and wires/w check cyl. compression---OK,check for stack ope... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl.2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cyl.3 misfire detected)
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
Vehicle was towed in for a no-start. Checked for spark and injector pulse, had no spark but did have injector pulse. No power to coils, replaced Ignition Fault Sensor. Vehicle started and ran fine in shop. Took vehicle for a test drive and vehicle died after 1...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starts,than cuts-off VIN: JN1CA2101S
This vehicle was brought in from another shop with a used engine already installed in it.The problem is that it will start and run for aproximately 20 seconds and than cut-off.When it starts,you can provide an alternate fuel source[for example,propane or spray...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L reverse VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
The truck has no reverse. The customer states that he called the dealer and they said that they had the silver bullet. A "cable inside of the transmission has come off- this happens every time a Frontier is in a front end collision" ,is the story I got second ...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L security system VIN: 1G3NL52F03
vehicle came to us as an auction car with horn operation erratic. first found intermittant horn operation when touching the center of wheel. found intermittant open at the wheel. replace contacts which corrected open. now when you touch the horn it sounds cont...
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Can't get a 2-3 shift VIN: 2P4FP2531X
Hello all, When we had the transmission opened, it looked good, had opened up the filter at that time and found nothing in it. gave customer the van, drove it for a few days, then it started to act up, at about 40 MPH the engine will rev up like you had your f...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF12T6Y
We have had this vehicle for some time, customer finally traded in after so many problems diagnosing this concern. Withscan tool connected fuel pump relay isnt engaging all the time, when fuel pump relay is in off state vehicle wont start, intermittantaly the ... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 serial comm prob), U1040 (Loss of EBCM / EBTCM communications), P0336 (CKP Sensor A 18/24X outof range), P0340 (Cam Pos Sensor Problem), P0440 (Evap System Fault), P1632 (Theft sys fuel disabled)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N8X
Scan data appears normal as compared to another 99 9-3 that runs ok. I'm leaning tword an ignition module. My experience with these cars indicates when the module acts up, they just quit. We do know until it goes "closed-loop" the engine won't idle well. The ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R6Y
this customer called me and asked for a tow into the shop from a nearby town because the car stalled and then would crank and not start but she wound up being able to start car after waiting one half started up for us but on road test it would stall a... Trouble codes: P0727, P0421
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GZCZ53463
hi everyone Im making this post for a friend of mine that works at a local firestone. on 2 different days they had a saturn vue and a 05 equionox with code 128 ECT below thermostat regulating temperature but did not find any issue this is just for future refer... Trouble codes: 128
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Starter VIN: JT2BG22K1Y
Customer called said won't start. Questions lead to discharged battery. Towed in. Driver stated he disconnected battery because it sounded like the starter was running. Customer questioned: at 3:00AM there was a noise she thought it was the young neighbor boys...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, wrong ecu coding VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
This is my own personal vehicle. I recently did a manual transmission swap after the automatic transmission died. I have everything up and running and am driving it, but I need to recode the ECU so it will recognize that it is a manual transmission car now. Th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
not being a volkswagen tech., my question would be: can the camshaft adjuster cause this condition? any help with this little jewel would be greatly appreciated. thanks for your on exactly how the cam adjuster operates and therefore changes cam sen... Trouble codes: 17748 (cam/cnk correlation p01340)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L battery drain VIN: YV1KS9609T
hello everyone.i have had this car for a week or so.customer states that after the car sits for a few days the battery goes dead.had it happen to us 1st night it was here.every time i check vehicle battery and charging system test good.when checking for a draw...

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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Starter, ignition switch VIN: WAUPL68E44
Thank You all!!! The car is fixed:) OK, so after putting new ignition switch, was getting power to the starter but no crank, tested the starter and found a bad solenoid. Replaced the starter and that was a pain:(. Had to drop the subframe to get it out, took f...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wiper motor VIN: WBADE62060
I repaired the wiper motor, water entered the wiper motor and absolutly destroyed the commutator. I found a second hand wiper motor and fitted it and everything works fine now. Thankyou for all the suggestions.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil consumption VIN: WBADN6342Y
the customer is driving the car. I suspect (and thank you to Gordon from Edge motorworks for the phone call, who agrees) that the oil seperator behind the front timing cover is POSSIBLY the problem. will send to the dealer if the customer returns. THANKS to th...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBADN6349Y
thanks for the replies we removed the cylinder head on the left side & inspect, we found bad grouve on the cylinder wall, we removed the piston on cylinder # 8 & found due to over heating the casting on the piston melded causing the oil ring to cease we replac...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGG83471
As I stated in my update, the battery was the problem w/ this car. I never did figure out why my current probe malfunctioned. I did, however, learn that it might have been the blower final stage, the condenser fan, or the general module. These were all good ti...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Driveshaft VIN: WBADT63482
Greetings all. Thank You for replays and suggestions. Most were right, it was the tires:) Customer is going to shop arround for good tires ( and deals on them:). Glad it wasn't drive shaft or half shaft issue.
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ebtcm VIN: 1G6KD52B3S
hey everybody thank you for your great insight! the customer has yet to return the caddy for me to finish diag, when she does i will update. i am sorry i dont have better news, i hate loose ends,but she has been away on buisness. thank you all who took your (v...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L engine VIN: 2GCEC19K4K
Well guys, I would like to thant every body that helped me try to find this problem. I never could find the problem even after consulting with 4 other local techs and all working on the vehicle one night. We are all experienced techs and we tried all the possi...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEC19HXP
thanks to all who responded!! this was another case of sweet aftermarket parts the rebuilt distributor did indeed have cracks in the magnet ( weak magnetic field ) . after replacing with a dealer set up no more miss!!! it took a little while to get the custome...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GBJK34N4R
The aftermarket fuel pressure regulator kit did nothing. Replacing the whole top plate on the TB, with regulator from GM fixed it.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
no compression on number 2 cylinder due to bad valve.
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: R1W1174063
We suspect the problem to be a sticking valve guide. We pulled the distributor out and the gear looked fine. We got a lot of helpful advice and members who had similar problems and what they found to be the fix. Customer didn't want to pursue any more in depth... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GCGG25R2X
thanks to everyone who replied, turns out the pads were definetly causing the pull. thanks to everyone i really appriciate it very much!
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCEC19T21
All 8 suggestions received were appreciated; however, those items were addressed and eliminated. After about 10 days, we called the customer and he said the vehicle was doing much better than when he brought it in. Actually, he said he was quite happy with the... Trouble codes: P1133 (Delphi HO2S Monitoring Bank 1 not switching), P1153 (Delphi HO2S Monitoring Bank 2 not switching).
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W61
Thanks to all who replied ,the computer as suggested did the trick, the hi spike on the scanner is gone and the veh is running good . we had to have it flashed by the dlr. to start the veh . when it was test driven the check engine lamp came on , but for a cra... Trouble codes: P0101.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1CTHK29183
thanks to those who responded .. I probably jumped the gun here. It ended up needing a better ground at aldl connector. Once we could communicate with it we got it to crank... (his goal for the day) they have a lot of assembly left to get the engine ready to r...
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L dash area VIN: 1GCDT19X83
thanks to all that replied.noise was accel cable rubbing on pcv hose and valve rattling. replaced valve and reposition cable.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L transmission VIN: 2C4GP44341
scottie and allan. thanks and thanks to all for all info. i do have all power and gounds at trans module. the fuse that powers relay is good and i have power. i have dicoverd this 2001 van has wiring at relay for a 2002. fused is 87. ground 85. control which l...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13Z7W
Hello again everyone and once again, thank you for taking your time to help me on this Ram truck. The truck is running much better, and I feel confident that I could restore it to perfect condition, but the owner is not going to spend the money to do so. A s...
1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L MIL Lamp on, eng oil lamp on VIN: 2B4FP25B9W
Finally fixed this one. Per one of Wade from Colorado's suggestions, using ohm meter, tested wiring. Hole in wire from PCM to relay. Repaired wiring in fan relay harness.Thanks everyone. Trouble codes: P1491 (Radiator Fan Relay short or open).
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L engine VIN: 1C3ES46C11
Thanks for your replies. After calling dealer they suggest to inspect crankshaft seal. Inspected crankshaft seal. Found it had popped out. Replaced with new seal. Reassembled and tested. Oil leak gone. No more leaks. Thanks again.
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FDZ123456
Someone had broke the 3 way vacuum tee located in the back of the air snorkle, turns out they replaced it with a standard everyday 3 way vac tee. After searching for a vacuum leak again and not finding any I decided to get another 3.0L taurus and compare some ...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1724X
thanks to everyone who helped me through this one. i pulled the upper intake and indeed found the egr ports plugged except for #5. cleaned all the ports and truck is fixed. thanks again, to everyone, for the overwhelming responces. Trouble codes: P0305.
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P0Y
Thanks for all your advise, finally after digging through some wiring harness connectors we found a corroded plug inside the car near the heater core. After a good cleaning everything seems to work normal, test drive was positive and MIL did not come on anymor... Trouble codes: P0135 (heating circuit O2 sensor before Catalytic converter).
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W32
I bit the bullet and bought the Time Sert set P/N 5553. It only cost $404.25 plus gas to drive from here to Carrollton in the drizzling rain, dodging idiots that can't and shouldn't try to drive in wet weather, plus some extra hairs from my head. I thought t... Trouble codes: 0303.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Steering Control VIN: 2GTEK19R1W
Thanks To All Who Replied. Replaced The Sensor On The Bottom Of Steering Column & Took It For A Ride. Didn't Get Any More Jerking In The Wheel So I'm Going To Say Success. Thanks Again
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L E.L.D. high input VIN: JHLRD1868Y
this one is fixed I had three Techs offer help two of them more then one reply thank you guys I started looking at wire harnesses under the intake manifold thinking I would have to start taking them apart but found a ten wire connector with wires sticking out ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D41
Customer never returned. I had 7 replies. Replace the crank sensor.2 To Check The cam timing. 3 MAF sensor. 4 plug wires. 5 two of you said they have seen intake gaskets suck in and collapsed PCV hoses causing the misfire codes. Also I was advised to scop... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302.
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78SXT
Well I should know better than to get involved with the 'I tried to fix it myself cars' but it turns out that the new cam shaft that the customer installed had the Keyway about 20 degrees off. I put his old cam back in and the car runs great. Trouble codes: P3191.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S32
Well replaced crank sensor with oem and drove vehicle several times. I think this thing is finally fixed. Thought about changing that thing couple of weeks ago but the original got thrown out by accident. There was always a question if this thing had this prob... Trouble codes: P0306.
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM9742R
Lincoln, Thank you for all replied, bottem line, was the VSS & harness, when the VSS would drop out, the MPH on dash would go to zero,and if slowed down or stopped the transaxle would not upshift past 2nd gear. I did repair on the ground thru the RT wheel well...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L rearview mirror VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Thank you guys for your help. I guess Josh's reply was more or less the advice that would have work better in this case. I did have one hole on bottom and one on top-parallel to the glass. I tried to get picks inside but there must have been way to loose that ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Sunroof VIN: WDBLJ65G0X
Thanks for all the great replies. You all hit it right on the head. I found the right side cables stretched. Quoted customer to replace sunroof cartridge. Vehicle has not returned yet.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L 4x4 indicator lamp VIN: JA4MT31H4Y
Have to close this one without a verified fix, sorry guy's. Vehicle went to high tech trans shop where no problem was verified. My client will not authorize any further diagnosis at this time for the wiring harness thru the floorboard area. After all we've don...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MN09S00
Well This one is closed customer refused repair. I had inspected all wiring to and from pcm to all sens. and could not find any problem. here is my last test result I unpluged all sens. that feed from that wire. map fuel tank press. sen, maf, tps. I pluged in ... Trouble codes: P0125.
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D0S
Sorry for the long response, I was away on vacation. Great feedback on this one. The problem was a clogged orifice in the small egr tube going to the vacuum switch. I wasn't thinking clogging since when I applied vacuum to the egr valve the vehicle would stall... Trouble codes: P0400.
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
thanks guys for all your to work and performed pressure test on cooling system held ok no coolant in cylinders.called customer to ask if he had visited a gas station lately and he told me his wife had gotten half tank of gas 15 minutes before car star...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52H71
Thanks for all the help, I learned a lot more than I thought I would need to know about this system. The fix wound up being the air check valve, of course it was the harder one of the two to replace but it wasen't holding vacuum. When I called to order it the ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection System).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: 1G2NE52T5V
Well, apparently this is a pretty common problem. In this case it was just that the friction material on the rear shoes worked too well. There were no apparent problems with the old shoes or the adjustment. However, replacing the shoes with a different brand s...
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, lacks power
Well thanks for the info folks... The power issue seems to be CAT, but the customer has decided to go no further with this vehicle... She has had nothing but problems with this thing since it was new and she feels that trading it in would be her best option...... Trouble codes: P171.
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