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1996 Audi A6 2.8L starter VIN: WAUFA84A3T
Hi Group, never had problem like this one. At times when car is started it sounds like the starter motor remains ingaged, if you then put gear shift in "D" or Reverse noise stops if you put shifter in "N" or Park noise returns. I tried to moove the key back an...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L left turn signal VIN: WAUDD6801W
good afternoon. car came in this moning with no left turn signal. when i turn L/signal there was buzzing noise from emergency flasher.right side works fine. ck signal from t/s swith to flasher was fine. r&r emengency flasher and left t/s start flashing very fa...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L applies sduring stop VIN: WAUDC68D61
The ABS will apply during during the last 10 feet or so of any sort of stop 75% of the time. The left wheel speed sensor was a little erratic, sometimes varying as much as 4 Kmh, so I replaced it. It will still occassionally read 2 mph different than the other...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5318N
Yo Bimmer tech's. The code is for the 02 Heater relay. Not getting ground signal from ECU. Checked wiring, good, supply ground to relay and it works. So the ECU is not sending signal. My question is is this signal at all times or does it only come on under cer...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L expansion reservoir VIN: WBAAM333XX
I need help with info about how to remove the coolant expansion reservoir. On Demand and Alldata don't show anything. The reservoir is cracked. I removed the one Torx head screw near the top and also the clip at the bottom. I've got the top part released from ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L front tires VIN: WBAAL12030
Hey guys the customer complains that the right side front tire wobles at 50 mph I drove the car and found noting wrong I checked the suspension and everything seems fine.The customer is having this problem for awhile now. thanks for your help in advance.
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33572
vehicle towed in for trans repair ran ok prior ,removed and reinstalled original repaired transmission,cranks ok,has spark,good fuel press,no tach rpm movement on cluster,scanner reads rpm,alarm system seems to arm and disarm ok.engine cranks ok at first then ...
1972 Buick electra 225 455CID air dist VIN: 4V39T2Y202
I am almost sure that I have a problem with the control head in the dash that routes vac. to the door motors that controls the air dist. I am not getting a good flow of air out of the upper ducts. when I place the lever in recir. I still get most of thew air f...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pass. doors VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
Hello All Vehicle came in with both passenger side doors unable to open. Tried power locks, no effect, tried manual levers they do not work and seem sloppy. I can hear the door lock accuators in all doors and they sound ok. I was able to partialy remove the fr...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
Hello Fellow Techs, This truck came in after the customer ran out of gas. The customer says that the truck ran fine until then. The truck will run fine at idle and at slow acceleration. When you accelerate at half throttle or more, the truck will start to stu...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GAGG25R8X
Thanks to all fellow techs who review this and try to help me out. I have terrible luck with trying to diagnose these CSFI engines. Customer brought to our shop, it was a recent car lot purchase, with bad hesitation, back firing under slight load, checked fuel... Trouble codes: P0101, P0172, P0175, P0131, P0137, P0151
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L trans or conv VIN: 2G1WF52E01
hey this vehicle has no codes stored except cat/con efficiency i believe its from exhaust donut manifold leak. vehicle has very low performance all ranges, the lack of power makes it difficult to feel shifts. scan tool shows its in 1st gear at pull off but it ...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F1R
we change the thermostat for over heating, problem was fix, customer drove car out and stall 3 block down the road, got it back, found injector pulse and fuel pressure good, no spark . replace cam and crank sensor swap asd relay, no help. check and found good ...
2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L engine internal VIN: 3C3EL45HIY
This vehicle came in with a loud roar and clunk/knock noise sounding similar to a rod bearing or bearing of some type. It sounded to come from the timing cover, so a timing belt and new water pump were installed. Upon reinstalation the engine knock noise remai...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G11
Hello IATN fans, i have this really big problem with this 300m. the customer came into my shop and told me the check engine light was on and the vehicle was running rough. i checked the vehicle out and found 3 dtc's. po300, po305, and po306. i cleared the cod... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
This vehicle feels like the rev-limiter is kicking in when you hit 3400 rpm. When probelm happens tach flunctuates up to max reading, but rpm is still at 3400. Idles smooth and accelerates strong up to 3400 rpm. Intermittently the check engine light will come ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent Loss Of CMP Or CKP)
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Brake hoses VIN: 1J4GW48N21
All 5 brake hoses were bulged (had a bubble on them). No containments found in brake fluid and rubber seal on master cylinder was fine. Has anyone run into this and if so what is the cause?
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R81
ok guys, ive got a stumper here. this car had an engine installed due to a lack of oil issue. 3 months later it overheated. (hydrocarbons in cooling system). engine was warranteed. 1 week later in was overheating again and was shipped to me. it already had fun...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Instrument cluster VIN: 1B7HC13Z71
Hi all. First help request here. This truck came in with the instrument cluster inoperative...(all gauges). No bus message in odo. I followed the procedure for troubleshooting a no CCD BUS in Shopkey. All power and grounds were within specs. Resistance on spec...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL42X22
this truck has what feels like a miss intermittently after it is driven about two miles either cold or hot. it will shake under load and backfires. it also boggs out very bad. once these symptoms go away it runs great. we scanned it and found the codes listed ... Trouble codes: P0132 (o2 bank1 sensor1 rich), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 miss), P0303 (cyl3 miss), P0305 (cyl5 miss)
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation VIN: WD2PD74434
Have this 2004 Freightliner Sprinter with the 2.7 I5. This truck runs great until you get up to speed and then for some reason it has no power. If you stop and take off again the truck has no power and you can't hear the turbo spooling up anymore. If you turn ...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
truck was towed in with a no start condition, we have tested the coil and module --checked ok-- we disconnected spout to see if it would start but still nothing--any ideas will help and thanks in advance for all your help
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F9V
We towed this truck into the shop as a no start, customer explained he was going down the road and the vehicle acted like it was running out of fuel but said he had just filled the tank, fuel gauge shows between 3/4 and full. The customer said when he shut the... Trouble codes: 1280 (ICP Circuit Out of Range Low), 1283 (IPR Circuit Fault)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
The customer brought this vehicle to us with a complaint of bucking and shaking when coming to a stop. We test drove the vehicle and felt what appeared to be the wheels locking during slowing, even when not applying the brakes. Listening with a stethescope rev...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P3X
Please help me & thanks for your time, This little old Escort is eating my lunch. It is inconsistent on the way it runs, hesitation & rough idle & sluggish at times. The only consistent problem that we can find is that when you push on the brake 02 B1S1 goes t... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 O2 idicates rich condition)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Temp. Blend Door Actuator VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
A.C. was not cooling. Checked system - Temp. blend door was not working. Removed heater case and top of door was broken. Replaced with O.E. door assembly. Reassembled and actuator door will not move with command from control head (can manually apply power to a...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 3FTNX20FIY
could anyone tell me where the drivers side ( left )injectors get their ground. alldata is being very vauge.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L EGO Monitor fault VIN: 1FTNW20L11
Vehicle came in with MIL on and codes P0171, P1131 and P1132, we replaced the dead O2 sensor cleared the codes and ran OBD drive cycle several times but it won't run the EGO/HEGO monitors. When I try to run the comprehensive drive cycle using an IDS it gives t... Trouble codes: P1000 (Monitors incomplete)
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172X2
Hey guys, this one's got me stumped. Came in with mil light on for p0302 and p0306, drove great! No mis felt while driving or at idle. Though it might be clogged egr ports because no light came on after unpluging vacuum line, so removed upper intake and all po... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306, P0313
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46P44
Truck cut off while driving, would crank but not start. Had 4 codes, one related to cmp. While turning engine over for at least 10 seconds, scanner states cam sensor fault. Replaced cam sensor. Still a no start. Wires Ohmed ok between sensor and computer. Afte... Trouble codes: P0404, P0480, P0675, P2614
2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FBSS31L14
the high side bounces 150 lbs. from 125 to 275 very fast but off idle it smooths out and cools good (44 deg.) but at idle its 60 deg. if you spray the condenser with water the high side stops bouncing and it cools better. what am I missing . I thought the comp...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 5.3L Mechanical
this vehicle runs great except for a scrapping, grinding noise from auto transmission when in OD. When down shifted to 3Rd the noise goes away, any ideas before we pull it apart. With 83K are we better off with a SRTA? Thanks
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L valve adjustment VIN: 1HGEJ8146T
ok here goes this honda civic has a 1997 acura integra twin cam engine the trouble we are having is the valves sound very loose there is a thing in betwen the valves thats called a boost control valve and what looks like a lash adjuster and two have no play an...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM2299L
msut be my lucky day, two in a row. This civic came in on the hook for no start, died while driving. CHecked fuel pressure and injector pulse and all is well. Pulled the plugs to check spark and compression and found it to be very badly fuel fouled. Spark was ...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L broken switch VIN: KMHCF24F5W
Hi everybody,this vehicle orinally came for obd 11 failure,momitors not ready.during test ride notice coolant temp not up specs.decided to replace thermostat before triing to run drive cycle on dyno.during thermo replacement,switch/sensor on top of housing cam...
1998 Isuzu NPR 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1R3X
i need some serious help. this box truck had a new motor put in and since then it stalls, hard to restart. when it stalls the cam retard goes to '45 degrees and the esc counter goes to 234 counts. you can restart it then you have to rev the engine to get the c... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam/crk correlation problem), P0341 (cam sensor out of range), P0325 (knock sensor problem)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L transmission VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
customer towed this car in as the car shuts off while driving over 15 miles/hr. We noticed it drove fine in reverse and but in drive, when we give gas it bucks and shuts off. before it shuts off the light for "check trans" and " Cruise Set" blinks and also the...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L all rubber brake hoses VIN: 1J4GW48N21
I am sending this out to see if any other techs have run into this.all rubber brake hoses had a big bulge in it.almost to the point of bursting.is this a common problem or not. Thanks Darrell
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L abs light VIN: KNDJA7237V
customers states that the ABS light comes and goes. when light is on A/C is inopp and power windows inopp. also can not get the codes to flash by grounding connector. any idea's ?
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L ping VIN: KNDJC73363
Engine Ping’s heavily under acceleration. Problem started right after a tire store repaired a check engine light with a misfire and severe loss of power. I have no record of what codes it had originally. They replaced the 1 / 4 coil, plugs, wires and on the se...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY124XW
This vehicle will start and idle in park.When shifting to drive, the vehicle will idle rough and stall. It is hard to restart. The engine runs rough and surges when trying to accellerate. The injector pulse width fluctuates between 1.8-5.0ms. Fuel pressure is ...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L compressor VIN: SALNY22254
vehicle came in with complaint that a/c will blow cold untill car gets warm then will lose a/c - will blow warm. Sometimes it will come and go. Check when blows warm a/c compressor clutch is not engaged. Checked for power at clutch - none. Go back to relay and...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L front suspension VIN: JT8VK13T6N
car is quiet on smooth roads. hit pot hole or on our fine gravel/dirt roads & it bangs & klangs. sounds like it has waisted tie rod ends. ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings, brake componets are all tight. we can't see the source of the noises. help?
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S5X
Hello Lexus folks: This GS300 has random power loss problems. It started when car refused to accel. from a stop (finally moved, but maxed out at 45 mph). Other times it loses power,down to about 45 mph (per customer) after driving about 20 minutes on Interstat... Trouble codes: P1121
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: JTJHF1OU71
Had transmission overhauled about three thousand miles ago. Originally had a late one two shift. The car is back now and hesitates jerks and shudders between shifts. No codes stored in any module. The transmission was badly broken prior to overhaul. Many hard ...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Spark plug holes VIN: 1LNCM81W4M
Hello gentlemen, I have a 91 Town Car with coolant found in only the drivers side bank of spark plug holes. This is bizzare to me. I removed all coolant from all holes and have pressurized the cooling system. Found no coolant leaking at this time. The customer...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E8M
has cold start issue. cold or warm. cranks but won't fire up unless keep cranking [...] 10 seconds or so. this is intermittent and does "not" happen all the time. also has rouph idle. have adjusted the "co" mixture.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ac compressor VIN: WDBRN47J62
hello all techs, im having a problem with this 2002 c230 which ac compressor will not engage. this vehicle first came into my shop with a customer complaint that the ac is not working. upon inspection i found the 4 wire condensor press sensor located under the...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM50U8X
car came into the shop for new compressor.after replacing the pump,dryer and flushing the ac system..ac works pefect for about 5 min then the ac shuts off..if i ground the replay controll out of the pcm to the relay the ac will work all day..scann tool says ac...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Customer said while driving home from a trip, white smoke came out of exhaust for a short time and car didn't run right. I checked the oil and coolant and they were fine, no white smoke was comming out of exhaust when it came in. Checked computer for codes wit... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D44
Hi, I have a hard nissan sentra trouble, the customer send me the car on towing because it stall in our house. The car will want to start but it does't able to continue to run when i stop the starter motion . I have spark at good time when i begin to start bu...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE553XR
need help, vehicle was towed in with complaint of vehicle runs rough and stalled and now will not start. vehicle started an ran fine for few minutes, then ses light came on and vehicle ran rough and stalled and has not started since. check for codes and found ... Trouble codes: 19 (7x reference circuit)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP12K8Y
Vehicle will start and run for 2+ seconds.. Shuts down by stopping injectors.. There is no 'theift' light present.. Oil level is correct.. Fuel pressure and fuel quality are correct.. 60 psi at prime and rests at 50 psi.. Remote locks and unlocks doors.. I am ... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 Low bank 1), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0300 (misfire occured), P1106 (MAP intermitent high), P1326 (Theift fuel signal lost), P1811 (fuel trims at maximum adapts)
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB12482
hi guys, this car came in hook. we checked fuel pressure. there is no pressure. so replcaed feul pump. now it has good pressure, 60 psi. good spark, good injector pulse,good cylinder compression, ckp has rpm reading, injector are spraying good, still does not ...
1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Turn signals VIN: 911A013086
We have no turn signals. Technician stated that he has seen them come on a few times very dimly. We are unable to continue diagnosis w/o wire diagrams or component locator. We would try a signal relay but are uncertain of it's location. Your help is appreciate...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil light VIN: WPOAA29932
hello techs have oil presure ligth on intermittetly.engine has good oil presure most of the time. please help. and thanks to all.
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BT61L13
help!!! ... vehicle came in several months ago, we did a 60K service, which included spark plugs. About a month later the vehicle returned with the MIL on, p0302 misfire cyl 2, at which time we replced that plug. Again about a month went by and the vehicle ret... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 2JTBG22K1W
we rebuilt this unit 3 weeks ago and it came back with a complaint of harsh reverse engagement.Found to engage nice when cold but becomes harsh once warmed up. checked pressures with guage, all well within specs, went back through valve body and individually f...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V3X
This car has been to two other garages the first garage replaced the air fuel ratio sensor and the thermostat. The codes came back p0125 p1135. The customer brought the car to the dealer, dealer said need to replace the air fuel ratio and the thermostat with f... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Communication Error VIN: 4T1BF28B62
i got a car in here this morning that I scanned for the women and she is going to bring it back later. It has a VSC light on on the dash and a p1301 code stored. Alldata says this is a communication error code. Alldata is very vauge on testing procedures on th...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L cruise control VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
Thank you for all responses. They were very helpful and very much appreciated. We were not able to locate the cruise control module, and all of you who responded told us that the cruise control module in this Audi is an integrated part of the ECM. We test drov...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L cylinder head VIN: WAULC68E42
hey everyone i wanted to thank you all for the info. i ended up taking the intake off and found that the middle intake valve was bent. i pulled off the head and checked that other valves and they were fine. i wanted to thank you all for the useful info and now...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs module VIN: WBABN53451
Thanks for the replies. The prevailing opinion is that the ABS controller is failing. While no one identified the code specifically, it seems that "gear monitering" must refer to the toothed rings or "gears" that drive the wheelspeed sensors. Probably a tran...
1990 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB14T7L
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Crank VIN: 1G4HR54K41
Hi everyone and thank you to everyone who took time to help. We spent a few days trying to get this car to show its problem but the car would not act up. Many of yous suspected the PK3 transponder module but as the car never acted up I could not conclude a dia...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L crankshaft endplay VIN: 1GCDC14Z9R
o.k guys, crankshaft endplay. This is what I have tested. transmision pressure was in spec after extensive test drive. flywheel runout was not excessive. all pulley alignments were good. unfortunatly, we chose to put a crank kit, timming chain only in a 4.3 gm...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC137XY
ok first of all thanks to Doug,Ray,Randolph and Antonio for all your help, this is an intermittent problem custumer still driving it and has not come back yet, as soo as car comes back I'm going to do all your recommendations. Trouble codes: P1221 (tp sensor 1-2 correlation).
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L stuck on defrost VIN: 3GNFK16752
Thanks to all!! we found broken wires near fire wall truck had moon roof install and wires were rubbing together.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L booster VIN: 1GNEK13303
A factory brake booster did the trick. Ordered a factory brake booster. The brake pedal also feels much better. OEM Car Guest my A**. Thanks to all that replied as all I have learned from.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 8.1L Suspension VIN: 1234567989
we found out kids on the way to lake with boat,bottomed out at high speed shocks stuck in high position.At 500.00plus a shock they didnt want to fix it. It also disturbes me people dont read post before giving advice.some are very good i stated this system doe...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L climate control VIN: 2C3HD56F7R
this vehicle stayed for another week trans would intermittantly loose shift. replaced input shaft sensor and its been fine eversince the control head was replaced again appears to fine now. we shipped it before it does something else. peace thanks and be bles...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start, Popping through int. VIN: 1C3EJ56HXV
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. It turned to be a bad reman distributor. What threw me was that I was getting spark. I guess it wasnt firing at the proper time.
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ46X0Y
thanks for all those who responded to this post, double checked everyhing again, all data, egr valve, fuel injectors, compression, timing and broken shear pin on intake cam, but to no avail, it did not matter what I did, the readings stayed lean sooooooo... ba... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3HE66G71
Well after a month of trying new parts and inspecting wire harnesses this one is still the same. John Thorton is coming to help tomorrow to look at this but I have to close this today without a fix. Thanks for everybodys time and replies but I found out this c...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L AC Heater Control Unit VIN: 1B4GP44R8V
Thanks to all of you guys for your resposes. A special thanks to Terry from Missouri who hit the nail on the head. The fix was to disconnect the battery for ten minuets, and then try the reprograming sequences again. Worked like a charm. Thanks again for all o...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1B3E546COY
Thanx for all the replies, I'm gona let the dealership fix this one. Not much room in there for my size 14 ring finger and 18 inch biceps. I think I'll stick with heavy equipment, much more room.
2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HL48NX4
A new fuel injector was the fix.I was able to pinpoint the cause of the vehicle setting po303 only by switching injectors.A flow test and a manual bench test did not find a fault.all my replies were great most suggested there was a problem with the valves or h... Trouble codes: P0303.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX08L9V
hello guys thanks for all the asssistance make along story short i did find a crack in pcv valve elbow i dodn,t know why smoke did not emmit from it when smoke tested but nevertheless i repaired the leak and cleand masss air flow veh. ran good it still needs a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2FMZA5147Y
Thanks once again everyone for your imput. As it turns out, it was the brake pressure switch mount on the master cylinder that was shorted out. Replaced switch, no more problem Jaime
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXF47F9Y
Thanks everyone for all your help, we replaced all the injectors in the truck. When we pulled them out we found two of the injectors had blown apart inside, that would explain the rough idle. The truck now starts & runs great lots of power & smooth running. Ou...
1980 GMC C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: TCZ14A1540
Well thanks for all your help! We fixed this old Chevy, but not how I expected. Lesson learned here is even in [...] F temps, these diesels need glow plugs, even if only for 5 seconds or so, as some of you suggested. I couldn't find anything wrong with t...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L caster VIN: 1HGEJ8148V
Thanks to all that responded, all of the help is greatly appreciated. The concesus seems to be that the lower control arm is probably bent, which I suspected, and that adjusting the engine craddle/subframe may cure the problem. Since the car is a family car, i...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L No shift VIN: 2HKYF18493
Thank You everyone for replying. I was out of the country for 10 days leaving work behind! The Pilot did have internal transmission problem apparently from accident. Although all the information I recieved was great and helpful, the vehicle did need a new tran...
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD78965
I replace the a/c condensor still the same issue, install new a/c compressor OEM & that solved the problem. Thanks to everyone
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SB83D31
Firts of all thanks for all the help, most confirmed what I thought it was,,,a dead ecu. I replaced the ecu and she fired back to life. Thanks again Trouble codes: 1613 (PCM Self Test Failed), 1616 (Main Relay Malfunction).
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CMS7WOX
Due to time constraints, I am calling this one closed. Spoke with customer and told himwhat I had found. We are now trying to locate an ECM. Thanks for everybodys time. Have a great weekend.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJHX1243T
This was very frustrating for me, after 35 years turning wrenches you think you finally lost it. The fix: (minus my rant). I called Conventry West to see if they had an AA relay and made sure LNA 6702 AA was stenciled on the relay, it came in a factory Jaguar ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Suspension VIN: SAJD013CYF
Thanks for the 5 replies. All suggesting the sway bar links & bushings. All is well in Ford (oops I mean Jaguar S type) land. Thanks to all. John
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Starting
Thanks to all whom replied, the fix turned out to be a new ECM and clean the fuel system and flush with fresh gas. Old gas was light yellow but not mixed with anything. Possible it was a good swig of ethanol ??. anyway, runs like a champ now.
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XO
Thanks for all the help. We took the advice of a mazda specialist and rerouted the vacuum source line of the boost sensor to a different port and the light has not yet come back on. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr flow).
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y0S
Thanks to all members who took their time to help me. i replace the ECM for the second time also replace the idle control valve every solenoid checked good I gave the car back to the custumer after two weeks the car have not come back . I still don't know why ...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1HJ01F4P
thanks for all the replies, but I should have done more homework. the ignition wires were corroded green especially the coil wire inside the coil. thanks
1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN8AR0SY8W
found out that the distributor was no good the upper shaft bearing was shot and the shaft was spinning out of round, so the relucter wheel was missing the pick randomly
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L ac adjuster VIN: JN8AR05Y3X
thanks for all the help. customer is going to live with the noise for now and bring the truck back at a later date.
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, not reving up VIN: JN8AZ08T93
thanks to all the replies on this one ,thanks especially to jason although i did not receive anything ,but offered to help,what i found was that the transmission fuse was removed ,now that i have done that everything works fine , thanks again. Trouble codes: P1612 (nats malfunction), U1001 (can com circuit), U1000.
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4TANL42N2V
After closer inspection of the ignition system on this vehicle, I found that the #3 spark plu wire wass not fully seated on the plug. I also pulled the plugs and found Autolite brand plugs in the engine, which I trust about as far as I can throw them. Replac... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303.
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L extended crank VIN: JT3H86R3X0
A more thorough cleaning of MAF returned the fuel trim numbers to typical values. As for the extended crank I will update later. Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start VIN: JTEHF21A11
Found the problem, Johm nailed it...(I knew I had screwed something up) :) Due to the damage to the crank, I had to pound the crank pulley on. The belt stop that is located in that area must have caught on the tone ring as I was pounding it on, broke one to...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L speedo and tach VIN: 3VWCAO1HXX
Thanks to all those who responded. It was the instrument cluster. I installed a good used and it all work well.Mark
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
I'm going to have to close this one for now still don't know what is wrong. Still haven't been able to duplicate the customers complaint even drove the car off and on for two days. Most replies said check the brake light switch. VW has a recall on the switch....
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