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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAK7405F
Hi everyone. I have a high idle problem.We performed a major service including valve adjustment,fuel injection purge and decarbonization of engine. Compression is good and fuel pressure is fine.We performed a vacuum leak test with our smoke machine no leaks fo...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAHD6322R
heasitation stumble at 2200-3000 rpm in neutral also cruising i think i have isolated it down to #2 & #5 coils shutting down at stated rpm if i keep car below 2000 rpms or above 3500 car is better swapped ign coils but problem stays at #2 & #5 cyl. problem sta...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA535X1
Has MIL on and 2 codes. Left and right bank lean. Monitoring data confirms long term data adding +7 to +9 fuel trim. I am assuming like a Dodge vehicle this is trying to compensate for a lean condition by adding trim. Short term is pretty much near zero. Also ...
1995 Buick Century Special 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1213456789
thank you for your time with this car its a 95 buick with a 2.2 i loose cyl 1&4 on a load no spark it has 2 new coils and new plugs ,wirers and module and pcm and prom from gm i let it idle and they come back
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR52KVH
If the electric doesnt go out again, third try. Hello everyone, this LeSabre has the security light flashing. The owner went into the store and came out and the car would not turn over. I read the archives and learned some things about this system. This is onl...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Very High Idle VIN: 1GNCT18W8P
Guys this Blazer is driving me nuts. Came in with an extremely high idle. Customer says it started suddenly and is always high. I have replaced the Idle Air Control with a new one, replaced map with known good one, checked the coolant temp for proper reading, ...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBEG25Z3R
This one came in for a rough running after it sat for a few hours, we put a fuel pressure gauge on it and verified a rapid fuel pressure drop but never did see the rough running while the fuel pressure gauge was on it. We did get it to rough idle the very firs...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52M4W
It had a lot of codes so I wrote them down and cleared them. I check crank and cam sensors at the computer and found sensor reference voltage grounded I unplug the cam sensor first, no change. Then I unplugged the 24x sensor and volt went up. I look at sensor ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Volts Low), P0336 (crank sensor), P1107 (map volts low), P1115 (Coolant sensor high), P1122 (tps volt low)
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X82
I just installed a 4.3 vortec engine in the Astro and started it up and it ran good for a few hours. After awhile the SES light came on and it started indling really rough. Well I pulled in the computer and it stated multiple cylinder misfire. I noticed that t... Trouble codes: P0301 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L air conditioning VIN: 1G1ND52F45
cant get this a/c system to take a gas charge. had tryed some liquid charge. either way have to manually hot wire the compressor to do either. prior front damage. holds pressure, but appears blocked somewhere. nothing gets cold and almost no gas is getting int...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L0T
Vehicle was towed in for a no-start. It has fuel pressure, injector pulse, but no spark. There are no codes stored. I read some other posts on IATN and even though I have crank and cam signals on the scanner I was leaning towards the crank sensor. However, no ...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L ignition VIN: 2C3HD46RXW
Thanks to all in advance! My tech just replaced a water pump on a famous 2.7! First trip the timing marks were all off somehow? He diassembled and checked them but can't seem to find the Links on the chain alldata speaks of? We found another diagram showing th...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L battery/brake warning lamp VIN: 4C3AG52H02
This is a used car bought at an auction. Originally, before it came to me, the alternator and battery were replaced by the recon mechanic. He said the block was cracked because of lots of white smoke and poor running. I cleaned the throttle body, tested and re...
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L engine VIN: 2B4GH45R7N
92 dodge caravan no start fuel pressure good injector pulse good spark only 2 5 coil tested with snap on scanner 2500 atm test for ing coils 1 4 2 5 6 3 all fire but only 2 5 coil fires when cranking
1993 Dodge D350 5.9L no power VIN: 3B7MM33C5P
The head gasket was just replaced because of coolant leak externally. It had some power before head was off but now it has no power at all. It will start and idle perfectly no smoke no lumpy idle and dosen't even need the glow plugs to start. The filters are n...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44R1V
Hi Guys this van runs fine for 5 seconds, then the fuel injector driver shuts off the injectors. ignition and fuel presure stay fine. I need to know what would shut off the injector driver after 5 seconds and leave the rest working. No codes. the shut down re...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4FP2537W
mil light on scan for codes no comunacation scan tool reads engine running with koeo .check and clean connections to map. light out runs better still no comunacation scan tool reads engine running with eoeo
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD4R6XH
Ok we Thought we fixed car with a bad CMP and CRK Sensors.. Car would not cut out and die on us so sent to customer they of course had the problem happen then we got car back and finally with some luck found that the Number six coil was getting grounded out by... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ingnition coil 6), P1391 (Intermiten loss of CMP and or CKP)
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD76V91
This vehicle appears to be running rich on both banks with one bank about 5% more rich than the other. (Readings: LTFT L: -27%, LTFT R: -22%) Both forward oxygen sensors reading accurately. Cleared fuel trim adaptives and took tailpipe readings and confirmed t... Trouble codes: P0172 (right bank fuel system rich), P0175 (left bank fuel system rich)
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L suspension VIN: 1B3EC36X24
Fellow techs we have a real hair puller. We have had this car in the shop 4 times with the same problem and each time we think we fixed it with no luck. This 2004 Dodge Stratus came in with a popping noise left front side of car, you could always feel it in th...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35FXV
hello diesel friends; this old 7.3L is killing us. we work on these good old engines daily. upon start up this truck idles up and down quickly. acts like a big cam gas engine. if you gently apply the throttle raising engine idle to 900 or so it smooths out. le...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L power locks VIN: 1FALP62W7V
I have instalded 2 circut breakers on this car and it pops them in 2 weeks. Car came into shop today to see why breaker keeps blowing. I have unpluged all power window motors and switches even moon roof motor and module. As soon as you put in circut breaker in...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F4X
does not crank or start unless i send power to pcm relay and jump the ign solinoid and wont communicat with pcm without power to relay Trouble codes: P1662, P1690, P1298
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L eletric windows VIN: IFTZR45E13
hey thanks this customer says just out of the blue the windows stopped working .he changed the 30amp main window breaker that he doesn't know was blown or not . its good .I checked out the master switch and there is no power to th switch . I checked the acceso...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P74
Vehicle came in with a no crank condition. After some testing, it was found that starter relay was not being ground from processor. When you bypass relay 30 to 87, vehicle will crank, but will not start. Tried to Scan with Snap-on 2500 Series Scanner with Can ... Trouble codes: U1059 (SCP Data Fault For tran/ax/PRND), U1073 (SCP Data Fault For Eng Coolant), U1027 (SCP Data Fault For Eng. R.P.M.), P1262 (SCP Data Fault For J1850 BUS), B1352 (Ignition Key In Ckt Fault)
1994 GMC Olympia 5.0L co VIN: 1RC9408367
Getting complaints from our ice arena about heavy exhaust smell inside the ice arena. First thing I did was grab my CO monitor and I started at the Zamboni room and got a "0" reading. When I stepped inside the arena I got a reading of "20"PPM. Walking to the f...
2001 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14591
vehicles has new map sensor because the voltage was going to 4.5 volts at idle when it should be between 1-2 volts at idle. after driving it under load it suddenly bogs out. thats when the crazy map reading comes in. i have keyed the car off after the poor dri... Trouble codes: P0122
2004 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDE5C1254
Hi everyone This vehicel came to shop this morning. This vehicle crank no start, no metter cold ot hot but It will start everytime we spray cab cleaner, idle feel OK. but when we road test, this vehicle was knocking alot, missing, and white smoke. I followed t... Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil pressure sensor circiut signal low), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected), P2228 (Baro sensor circuit signal low)
2005 Hummer H2 6.0L Service Indicat VIN: 5GRGN23U64
Hi everybody, i need your help on this hummer, everytime i start it it will show me change engine oil on the cluster, anyway to reset it manualy without scanner. Best Regards
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: JACDH58W2R
this vehicle came to us with a hesitation hot,cold anytime we changed the plugs & wires , air temp sensor & new fuel & sea foam fuel conditioner, as the vehicle had been sitting for over one year. we drove the vehicle for two days . at this piont the hesitati...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L band VIN: JACDJ58X11
this vehicle has been to two transmission shops and has had 4 units put in. every unit has had significant band and drum failure some in as little as a few miles. vehicle was sent to us for a diagnossis of the computer control system which both trans shops are...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L OverDrive light VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
the car will run and shift great then all of the sudden the OD Off light will kick on and it will stay in third gear. the last shop stated that it had a code 11 in tcm (defective engine rpm signal) customer states that if you pull car over and shut off it will...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1J4FX78S6T
hello friends, have had this stalling trouble. slowing down and engine dies then restarts with no troubles. have replaced crank sensor and distributor recently with oem parts. have located a problem with a poor connection at the pcm. if you wiggle the black co...
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L belt tensioner VIN: 1J4FA49553
I have a belt squeek that will not go away. The customer states he is on his 4th belt and 2nd tensioner in 50,000 miles. The noise will instantly subside when you spay wd40 on the tensioner pulley and return shortly after. When replacing the tensioner it will ...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L center cluster display VIN: JT6HF10V1X
Hi everyone. I've got an early production (02/98) 1999 Lexus RX300 with a non op center cluster display. The back light still illuminates. I've searched the fix database, and found one that matched my symptoms exactly. They replaced the AC ECU located on the b...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNLM81W8N
I had this 92 Town Car in last week for some AC work. Replaced blower control module and update harness from Ford. Noticed at times that when starting car last week that very intermittently it would crank but not start, and with key on engine off after crankin... Trouble codes: 512 (kapwr)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L WIndows, Locks VIN: WDBGA57E9S
Hello to all, first things first, we beg of your mercy. This is not just a help request, its a plea. We have here a flagship benz equipped with just about any option you can imagine. We are not too strong on euro cars, we see them here and there for much less ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transmission or transfer case VIN: 4JGA54E1WA
Hey guys, I hope someone could lead me in the right direction. This vehicle came in intermittently not going into drive cold when reversed out of the garage, shut the car off then restart and it was ok,this is client's concern, was never duplicated here. Found...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L advance trac VIN: 4M2DU86K34
This vehicle came in with 2 bad tire pressure sensors one was road impact and the other was full of fix-a-flat. We replaced those and now that system works. But now we have a advance trac light on with code C1991. Which means module calibration failure. I can'...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA4MR41H8J
Hi all I have looked at this one for the glass shop next door. It is eating cats and hesitating.All three cats just replaced. When it warms up it goes lean when you drive it and hesitates real bad some times worse than others. when you come to idle it runs rou...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L oiling system VIN: 1G3HN52K3S
the radiator on the car has engine oil in it. radiator does not have engine oil cooler.i adapted shop air to the oil pressure sending unit regulated down to 10 psi and had oil coming out of radiator.removed oil pan and front cover but cant visually see any cra...
2001 Other European Arnage 6.75L Accessories VIN: SAL97U63H1
Greetings to all... This Arnage is being difficult. The problem is that the speedo does not function.. sometimes it will just jump from 0-150 or not move at all. The odometer which is digital works just fine, also the tach works fine also. Is there a sensor on...
1989 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1G2NW54MXK
I need some info about the lock up torque converter. This car has the classic symptoms of a lock up converter not disengaging causing the car to shake real bad and stall when coming to a stop. I was under the impression when this happens it would stay engaged ...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L electric door locks VIN: 15P1238226
Hi, looking for tips on door locks inoperative. I performed a tune up and customer is now complaining of door locks not working with switches, or with key fobs. I did no interior work on vehicle, problem just happened for no apparent reason. Probably a seperat...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Stall VIN: JT5VN94T6K
Vehicle died outside the carwash earlier today. Tow truck driver said he tried to jump start and no one was home. After truck was towed in it started and runs fine. Cant dupliate concern. Truck has sat all winter but battery tests OK. Ive seen some posts talki...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L air bag VIN: JT2ST87EXP
this gem comes to me from my chain store in next city. since i'm the diag guy in my territory, i end up with the crap. this car was brought in for a temp gauge full hot all the time, i told them to fix the gauge ground wire, and that fixed it. the srs light wa...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ballance shaft VIN: 4TGB22K7YU
Hi All Thanks in advance. I mainly have a question about the ballance shaft. Mine is noisy, even though I have adjusted the back lash properly. What I have found out is that engines built in japan don't use the ballance shaft but the engines built in the stat...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cooling fans , ac clutch VIN: JT28G22K41
this car came in yesterday with cooling fans not working. no codes started checking power and grounds.. pulled fan #1 relay and checked... re installed relay now fans run all the time. can not get the ac clutch to kick in now scanner does not see ac command wh...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I am almost sure I have read about this code and a cure here on aitn but can't locate the cure onthe search function. Thanks for listening. Scott Trouble codes: P1582
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBC21V81
I need some help from you VW gurus.I have an employee's Cabrio GL sticking me in my side. I have found some dried and cracked vacuum hoses. Replaced with new. I would like to clean the injectors with a canister style cleaning kit but can not seem to get it to ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Bank 1 mixture - system too lean All Data definiton)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no speedo VIN: 3VWSB69M62
speedo quit working pcm had po500 vss circuit, checked power and ground no signal from vss order new sensor vw has in stock install new sensor still no signal re check power and ground and signal line for short, all's good order another sensor. Install and sti... Trouble codes: P0500
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater fan VIN: YV1LS550XP
Hello all the Volvo Techs. I have a 850GLT in the shop with a blower motor that doesnt work. The car has the electronic system. The blower motor has good power to it but no ground. I unplugged the power stage module and jumped the ground and the motor works bu...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
The vehicle cam to us with the CEL illuminated. We found code ECM-644A CAMSHAFT CONTROL - FAULTY POSITION the same code the dealer had been trying to correct. The dealer had replaced the VVT control valve and the wiring from it over to the ECU. We thought we w... Trouble codes: ECM64
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A7X
Goodday,eh! We've got an MIL on and have no code descriptions in Mitchell or Shopkey.(P1072 and P1081). Without a proper Volvo code , the dealer can't help us. -Does anyone know what the generic codes stand for and what the conversion to Volvo is? The best... Trouble codes: P1072 (no description), P1081 (no description)

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L P.S. pump VIN: JH4KA9657T
First off thanks all who took the time to help, I have more info on the car, come to find out the whine is not that bad and its been 26k since last repair, I heard the moan one time and it was the abs pump making a moan for a couple of seconds on start up, cus...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E63
After all the testing of wires for breaks and voltage drops it has to be the ecm. The owner decided to send to audi because we lack the equipment to program the imoblizer . Thanks for all the help Tom [...]
1979 Cadillac Eldorado 5.7L ignition VIN: 6L57B9E614
we finally figured this one out. thank you to everyone who replied.the fix ended up being the ess decoder box grounded internally on cranking only. when the key was released would fire and run.were able to bypass with jumper wire at dist to verify jumpered gre...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52YXV
Well anyway, tried all avenues to find a cure for this caddy. Replies that were sent: coolant leak into #6, fuel regulator leaking inside runner, defective ignition module causing 1 cylinder to misfire, do crank relearn, check EGR for stuck open, check opposit... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire detected).
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L comp VIN: 1GCCS1440T
Thanks for all the help. I found out that it has a Variable Displacement compressor, it does not cycle, it has a control valve in the comp. I reclaimed, it was 12 oz low on freon, recharged to spec, will see if that helps any. Most said it ain't quite broke ye...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GNEK13R7T
thanks to those that replied, found the pcm was bad. replaced it and got rid of code. trans 3-4 clutches wereburnt installed new trans. customer happy. again thanks
1999 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Brakes VIN: 1GBJC34R8X
Well it's fixed. Thanks for the many responses. Many of you were right on the money. Although the front suspension showed no signs of excessive movement and there were no signs of external leakage, we replaced the steering gear box, flushed the system and repl...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
thank every one for their advice. vehical was picked up over weakin and possible return monday for further diag. yes i had fuel presser gauge hooked up entire time of work preceder. one time i noticed dropage of 5 psi over a period of setting. hopefule vehice ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Coolant Loss VIN: 2GCEK19TXX
It is possible the head is cracked in the front, right oil drain galley. The customer has chosen to take the truck home and finish the job there. As I was entering this vehicle on the help request the engine choices didn't include the 5.3 and wouldn't allow ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L brake pedal VIN: 1GCEK19T21
lots of thanks. it was the calipers sucking air. this truck has a new brake system now isn't that lame!
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Starter VIN: 1GCGG25V43
Gm TSB 1535230 discusses dtc 706: the symptoms match exactly. Will still be looking for a wiring harness problem somewhere around the fuse box or routing near the PS hose. The other side of this is to reprogram the PCM so that when/or if this code arises again...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L Daytime Running Lights & Running Lights VIN: 1GCGG25V25
We finally got our hands on our new Tech 2 and pulled a BCM Code P2585 Marker Lamp Circuit. We could demand daytime running lights through the BCM and the marker lights would come on instead. We went to the interior fuse panel (which is under the drivers seat,...
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cooling system VIN: 2C3HC56G2Y
Vehicle fixed. It was a plugged coolant passage on the left head that was the problem. Arthur from Manitoba nailed it. Thanks and thanks to Kevin Johnson who took the time to call me with the same correct answer. The left head on this engine has a very small o...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C63
i doubled checked all my powers and grounds going to ecm and all were good so i went and replaced the ecm and all is working properly.this ecm did have to be reprogrammed by dealer. Trouble codes: P0563, P0107, P0129.
2005 Dodge Caravan C/V 3.3L Stall VIN: 1D4GP24R44
Thanks to everyone who replied, especially Matt [...]. I agree with most of you who said the tank needs to be replaced due to the integral roll over valve/vapor valve being bad. The valving is part of the tank and does prevent the fuel from going into the char...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich VIN: IFMEEIIH3K
we replaced the aftermarket map sensor with an OE Ford map sensor and let the customer take the vehicle. the weather has since then warmed significantly so we probably woun't see it till nest year. thanks for all the helpful info.
1993 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling fan VIN: 3FAPP15JOP
thanks to everyone again.the problem was the pcm,also had to replace the coolant sensor with ford one.before car would go to red and blow coolant out.put coolant sensor from parts store would not read right.but now its all good .thanks again.
1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FACP42D1P
Once again a great big thank you to all that replied. I'm not much for replacing parts to fix a problem but in this case I was left with no alternative. Reason being the car would stall out but by the time I would start the diagnostic process the darn thing wo...
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Oil Cooler VIN: IFAFP46V5X
fix for this was to replace the small o-ring that fits on the oil-filter 'pipe' that screws through the oil cooler itself securing it to the oil filter adaptor housing which bolts to the block. However, this o-ring is NOT available seperately from FORD and one...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power VIN: 1FAFP36PXY
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L blend door motor VIN: 1FTRX17L13
Hello again and thanks for the replies, six in all. I was aware of the blend door braking problems, so I checked it out closely befor posting. It turned out to be the actuator after all. Tim from the great state of PA hit it on the head with a bad feed back po...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L noise turbo cycling VIN: 1FTWW33P43
Customer has vehicle back, he is still not happy and I believe we still have a problem. Some of my replies suggested that I go though a procedure for learning ecm and vgt system. I did this several times with no change in low end power or turbo cycling noise. ...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29132
boy i was out to lunch on this one. the problem with this one was the fuel supply hose that runs from fuel filter to pipe behind alternator was soft and was sucked together, also replaced fuel filter customer said truck runs better than it has in 2 years.
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTHG39U73
i did go and replace the complete throttle assembly with one from the dealer and it looks like we have a good repair,no more stalling and a nice idle.
2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L anti theft system VIN: 456DM58W02
i was able to diagnose the problem. the used motor that installed wasnt equipped with an anti theft system. it was was missing two wires from pcm to starter relay, and and pcm to anti theft module, couldnt remember the colors. i wired it as per MOD wiring diag...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L CD Changer VIN: 1HGCM72693
According to the recommands, I contacted the audio specialist (Alpha audio in Vancouver). However, he is not honest because he offered a new one 3 thousand dollars and at least 800 dollars for fixing. A Honda dealer offer me 550 hundreds for a new tuner includ...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L No D4 or D3 VIN: 5GRGN23U83
Everyone is replying with the same answer, 'pull the unit apart'. Because we are in California we are recommending that the customer replace the transmission with a re-manufactured (Jasper) unit. In Cali we have to give a time and cost estimate to tear down an...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L no start VIN: JNKAY21D8P
Thanks to Steve, Phill, & Mark for your help! I replaced the cam sensor after finding the shaft was seized preventing good signal. Vehicle now starts.
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start VIN: JM2UF1111G
thank you all who took the time to help with this vehicle. after replacing the distributor and having the vehicle run for a few seconds and then die i thought the car had some weird trouble. after following all the suggestions from the many replies we decided ...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12C3X
We found that the ECM was burned up just inside the cover at the place where the harness connects. The board is literally bubbled up black melted plastic. And talk about smell. The worst, even after being wrapped in a plastic bag. We replaced the thing with a ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Thank you to everyone who replied. We replace the relay, but the harness doesn't look healthy. Customer choose to try the relay first and it has been 3 weeks and it still is starting. Must say for a European design it sure has a lot of issues.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Limp In VIN: WDBUF65J93
Thanks,Brett,David,Gerald,Rex.I found no wicking of trans fluid up through the harness (I will remember that for the future).David from New Jersey said that it's possibly the conductor plate.I sent it back to the trans shop with the info I received. The trans ...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L 4WD indicator light VIN: JA4MT41R0Y
thanks for the input and assistance. Many of the switches to the reat of the transfer case were not working corretly,and the one on the diff also. I also found one of the solinoid valves open and had to replace the pair. All is well in Allentown,PA Thanks to a...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, HARD START VIN: 1N4BU31DXS
replaced distributor cap and rotor,fixed this car and three others.thanks guys
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W7T
Thanks for all the ideas . I went with my original gut feeling and replaced the distributor (along with the integral cam sensor) and the vehicle has run fine ever since. I would have preferred testing as compared to gut feeling but could not find the proper da... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D4T
hi everyone and thanks for helping, all replies were useful, decided to check grounds on all the circuits at least the easier to get to all were about 400mv, found the two grounds on the front of the intake to be the culprit although clean and tight removed an...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51D93
i did check for hydro carbons in the coolant and i did pick up quite a bit.i did use the prduct called steek seal and followed manufactures directions and it seems to have worked.the head job was done about 3000 miles ago idid not want to tear it apart again j...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L no communication VIN: 1G3GR62C6S
PCM did repair the original problem. The idle speed would not relearn due to a faulty cable on my scanner. I thought I had eliminated the scanner as the problem earlier because when the communication stopped with the original computer, I plugged in a different...
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62C3X
Well this vehicle was repaired with new spark plugs and wires. I had changed the missing cylinder plug and wire with no repair. Make sure you replace all of them together. Thanks for you help again. Chuck's Automotive
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L battery draw VIN: 1GHDT13582
WOW! After grueling hours of wiring diagrams, teardown and reassembly, studying operation and some helpful feedback, we have tackled this *** (one!) It had a faulty rear BCM also sometimes called the keyless entry module (has more functions than keyless entry)...
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