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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L power mirror VIN: 2HNYD18272
power mirrors on both doors work electrically however when adjusting inward, mirror moves down. if we put slight pressure on top of mirror with a finger, mirror will move right and left correctly. we installed new mirror motor assy. on drivers side and mirror ...
1987 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Compressor VIN: 1G6EL1188H
Customer's complaint: A/C not cooling. Diagnosised electrical side of compressor. I wasn't recieving any juice to the doide. The compressor will work when jumped. Traced the diode wiring back to relays. Did the recommended test in manual. The compressor will c...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6EL12Y5V
dear cadillac techs this veh came to us with intermittant stall when you come to a stoplight.cust says it never stalls while driving down the road,only when you come to a stop in gear.i personally have had it cut off on me 3 times but it immediately restarts w... Trouble codes: P1599
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L eng. VIN: 2G1WX12K4W
THIS IS A 1998, not a '2000 car!!!Hi guy's sorry to bother but i'd like advice from you experianced g.m. tech's out there on the fastest +/or easiest way to replace the 3800-v6 in this monte carlo,{installing a used engine}.Also any tip's/good short-cuts you c...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L torque converter VIN: 3B7MF33D1V
Help!! Please!! Torque converter seems to be locked. Replaced lockup and OD switch, no change. Pulled valve body, found nothing wrong. Looped cooler lines, no change. Only code that comes up is 44-Ambient temp. Cannot seem to clear code. Trans. seems to get pr...
1973 Ford Bronco 351CID Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: U15GLR6859
Hi guys. I'm new at this and have an unusual problem. We had the engine blue printed and balanced and put an Edelbrock Pro Flo fuel injection system and MSD6 ignition system on. The vehicle runs great at cruise and under a load when cold, but after warming up ...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
lets get reddy to rumbbbblllleeee!!!next day came back with mil on and stubble.had lean code.runs very poorly at idle and dies.and at times under load hestistas.but other times will run perfect?nootice when connector to maf wiggle would clear up.so replace har...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1324567890
Sorry for the VIN, posting this request from the home late at night. Hello everyone. Please help me get through this one...here goes. 1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2l v-tec towed in, rod hanging out a hole in the block. Customer opted for a used engine. Pulled out ... Trouble codes: MAP (being caused by poor running engine)
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L not cooling VIN: 1HGCD5601V
Car came in for an A/C service complaint was that it did not cool I recovered .46 lbs 134a from the system it holds 1.43lbs. It held a vacuum so I recharged the system but the still would not cool and was short cycling the low side would not go over 22lbs the ...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L suspension ,body VIN: 1J4FT58SX1
Wierd thumping knocking noise in rear You can feel slighyly in floor only going over bumps even smaller ones. I swore was a broken rear shock or loose one but noooooooooooo it never that easy is it. i did notice some up and down movement in the rear axles, wor...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22222
hi, everyone. my customer brought this car with check engine light is on. pull the code out which is p0305 ( cylinder no.5 misfire. ) it is due for major service so we did service including changing air filter, spark plugs and cabin filter. and erase the code ... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder no.5 misfire)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16453
this vehicle came in with 2 codes p01412 & p01417.went thru alldata trouble chart& it says to check fuse #37 in power distributuion,only problem is thaty there is no fuse # 37.ive checked all #30 amp fuses in power distribution an all are good.any help would b... Trouble codes: P1412, P1417
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L clutch VIN: J65GXYF148
Good day to all on iATN. A/C clutch is totally inop, I read one code, b1227, outside temp indicator temperature sensor. The thing is, in the same CC module data I see the sensor is reading two degrees off. Can someone please explain this DTC? I have read all ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3MEFM6532W
98 contour came in running erratically, misfire on cylinder 3. No MIL codes (0303) showed up upon intitial scan, have not been able to replicate code, misfire still remains. swapped coilpacks,plugs. wires and injectors from known good engine, proper fuel del...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3456AWE4
Came in for 410 code failed IM test. Replaced both Sec. Air Pump valves as they were bad. After repairs car passed but came back with SES light on 410. Doesnt always fail. fuel trims go high and 02 goes low when activated by Tech 2. Indicates good flow.Freeze ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L compressor VIN: 1G2NE15M4S
We have been stumped and need your help!! we have this pontiac that came in with no charge on it so we evacuated and recharged the system the low side reading was 20psi and the high side was about 150psi with an ambient temp of about 80f. the duct temp was a b...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWSK69M22
hey all, we have a 2002 vw jetta in with the compressor inop. we can apply battery voltage to compressor and it comes on and air blows cold. we have replaced fan control module. still have same symptom. tried idle test )2500 rpm and still no compressor operati...
1981 Volvo 242 GLT 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4557B
starts good cold and runs well all day long, shut down,restarts good if within a few minutes, wait 15-20 minutes and NO-GO,crank,crank,crank. I shot a small amount of carb cleaner into the intake thru a vacuum line and it starts right up and runs good. I have ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L timing chain VIN: WBAHD6323S
it turns out the the head has warped in such a way that it has spread the cam shafts farther apart. i got a new head and measured the camshaft gap and the warped head was .008' wider. so the fix for this was to throw out the money i had into machining the orig...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L shifter sticks shifting into 5th VIN: WBAAV53411
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. It seems they may live with this concern , Do to the fact that the trans must come out to do this repair. I suspect i need to replace the selector shaft bushing. i believe that the part number is 23 11 7 542 726. If i ...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L75
Thanks for all the replies, everyone had real solid advice. After a couple days with my vantage on dual pattern and my fluke backprobed int pcm I FINALLY got car to stall while I was watching. Every other time was when I was on phone or across the shop doing s... Trouble codes: P1629 (Passkey fuel enable circuit), P0101 (MAF sensor circuit), P1567 (Cruise control switch malfunction), P0171 (Fuel trim lean), P0300 (Misfire detected).
1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L low temperature sensor VIN: 1G6KF549XX
The sensor is in the liquid line running along the firewall under the hood on the passenger side just before the line goes through firewall into evap. I got 4 very quick correct answers to this question. Two of these made reference to possible sensor damage by...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Lifters VIN: 1GBFK16R4X
Thanks for your help. Several lifters were completely colapsed and would not pump up. I ended up repacing them all after I flushed the engine with an engine flush. I used my primer(with the bushing that directs the oil to the lifters)tool , an electric drill, ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Autoi Trans VIN: 1G1ND52JX2
I'm calling this a 'fix'in that everyone who replied gave me the right info so that I could find and check the trans fluid level.Unfortunately,the fluid level was O.K. but burned.I believe the clutches are shot and my co-worker is taking the car to a trans sho...
1988 GMC G2500 Rally 5.7L Oil in Cooling System VIN: 1GTEG25K8J
Decided to put another Engine in Van,No quick Fix!Alot of the Responses didn't address my Problem,I guess because it was unheard of to have Oil in Coolant,But It was just that,Nothing else!
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: 1KGB234626
Thanks for the replies,we must have spent 10 hours on this car,customer decided to take it to the dealer and it's still there. Thanks again
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNLM81W8N
I replaced the EEC IV computer on this Town Car and all fuctions returned to normal. I also replaced the EEC IV power relay and fuel pump relay with new ones from Ford. This car was very well maintained and after questioning the owner no starting/charging or b... Trouble codes: 512 (kapwr).
1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11Y0K
I'm calling this one fixed. When I drove the truck right after replacing the ignition module, it still had similar symptoms as before. It is still lean and has a slight misfire at cruise, but will not cut out like it did before. It was the intake ignition modu... Trouble codes: 55 (Tests complete).
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Warning lights VIN: 1G2HX52K1S
Of the 3 replies, 1 suggested possible multiple PCM's another a bad ABS module and the last to check all grounds. The vehicle has not shown symptoms lately and the vehicle could not remain in the shop for more testing. Unfortunately it is not fixed but it look...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2983V
Although customer said he's coming back, I'm starting to have my doubts...Thanks for checking the codes for me. I'm not so surprised that Mitchell had it wrong, but always considered the Bentley manual 'the bible'. Information must have been corrected at some ... Trouble codes: 1117 (1121 -), 1121.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Soft top cover VIN: YS3DF78C32
Although closing this request, the car isnwt fixed yet. It was involved in a road accident, and is long waiting for some spares, As these models were never sold here on a regular basis. As soon as the car will be drivable again, I will open a new post with all...
1993 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH157OP
i have fixed this car,however now i own it,customer brought me the title.he did not want this p-o-s.thanks for all the replies,ect,egr,crank sensor.the cps checked good,signal to the icp perfect,upon inspection noticed naked wiring touching in the icp connecto... Trouble codes: 26 (qdm failure).
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L abs code 52 VIN: 4S3BE63553
Regretfully the replies I received were not able to convince me that the abs motor was bad even though the diagnostic tree stated that 'f the same code 52 returns then the motor should be replaced'. As I stated in the original post, I felt the brake pedal resp...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cooling System VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Thanks one and all! You gave me the verification I needed to go ahead and do this extensive repair. I was very reluctant to condemn a water pump without being very sure especially considering the expense of this job. A couple of the clues that were particularl...
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