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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXT
Hi all you Audi Tech's. Have this A4 with a coolant temp sensor code, on the data list it shows running at -14c , so rerplaced the temp sensor and still shows -14c. The wiring checks out. Has anyone seen this problem before? This engine will stall at stop's at...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Starting VIN: WA1YD64B42
When the car is cold it starts easily and every time. When it is warm and you shut it off, if you try to restart it immediately or after just a few minutes, it seems "flood" and you can smell raw gas. If you wait for 10 or so minutes, it will start up normally...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3411EX2014
Hello bmw guru. this M54 is giving me some trouble. when it's on load, on hiway let.s say, in 4th speed at around 6000rpm, sudenly the engine come in safemode, with a code 129 for cat protection. the 2 other code (174 and 175) will also code. i have also a cod... Trouble codes: 129 (cat protection), 174 (fuel system diagnosis bank 1), 175 (fuel system diagnosis bank 2)
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CU5216V
this car starts and runs great,on cold start - outside temp 70* car runs for about 4 to 10 miles and just shuts off - slide in nuetral twist key and starts right away and will run great for 50+ miles for customer to return from work place.seems to need to sit ...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L engine VIN: 2G4WB55K11
I have a 2001 regal and every time you turn the signals on the engine dies out.The four ways have no effect on the engine.If you pull out the front lamp assembly plugs it stops happening Any help would be greatly appreciated Thankyou neil [...]
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L temp gauge VIN: 1G6KS52Y7R
I have a strange problume with this cad. As the car warms up at about 200 degrees the stop engine overheat message only for a brief minute then turns off. the car gose into limp mode for the breif time the message is on. car doesnot over heat and temp gauge re...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L waterpump housing VIN: 1G6KY5493W
Vehicle's waterpump housing is leaking coolant. Is it possible to remove the housing in the vehicle. Mitchell has 4.4 hours. It looks real tight down by the transmission. I don't want to open up a can of worms. I have no repair procedure available to me on thi...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
Customer complains car jerking at times and hesistates when accelerating. Ck out ignition circuit, replace module & cam sensor, hooking up Tech2 nothing found at all. Any body has experience on these codes, please advise. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0371 (Ign. control 24X pulse fault.), P0372 (Ign. control 24X missing pulse), P1323 (Ign. control 24X low freq.), P1350 (Ign. control 24X.)
1986 Chevrolet C20 Custom 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCGC24M86
this vehicle came to us a few years ago, and we have done the repairs for those years, it has had 2 crate motors and 2 rebuilt transmissions. In the last year or so it has broken 4 flywheels, the last one was for a 2 ton truck, (very heavy duty), and it has br...
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1JF14T6M
This car came in as a no start it had very low fuel pressure so I installed a new fuel pump, strainer, pump wiring harness, and fuel filter. Now it has good fuel pressure about 48psi at key on but it will not start but if I spray just a little starting fluid i...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T5N
The car acts like it has a dead spot in it when you step on the gas. The customer was stopped then gassed the car and turned left to cross traffic and it stalled out. While on a test drive it just feels like it has a dead spot and then it takes off after a sec...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L Engine VIN: 2G1WP14X1P
This Vehicle Came Into The Shop Needing An Engine Replacement. I'm Looking For Some R&R input, Specifically Rather I Should Drop It Out The Bottom Or Pluck It Out The Top ? Any & All Help Will Surely Be Appreciated
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06L7P
Gentleman Had a customer referred to us from a local tranmission shop. The owner has had a long running problem with the van bucking under partial throttle/load. We have duplicated this condition in road test. Customer states it's worse in warm weather. Cold/... Trouble codes: 88 (PCM Reset), 99 (Power management problem), 65 (Cruise control servo position sensor), 66 (A/C pressure sensor/circuit), 67 (Faulty cruise control switch), 69 (High pressure switch circuit)
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14K4P
It would have been easier to list what has'nt been changed on this truck that being the PCM, EGR, fuel injectors.I dont have access to the truck right now, I usually see it on the weekends. I have had this problem before I replaced the engine, And really made ...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.3L Steering assist VIN: 3G1JF12D6S
Car was brought to my shop from another shop who is reputable and honest but uses us when these problems occur as they are primarily a body shop. Car has no power steering assist. Pump is driven from the end of the camshaft via Quad 4 engine. The car came to h...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, fuel leak VIN: 1GNDT13W1T
This vehicle sat for seven months with a bad trans. customer finally had us replace it. after repair a complaint of fuel leaking was brought to our attention. Upon inspection we found fuel coming from the vapor pressure sensor above the frame rail. Using modis...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no reverse
when the trans. is put into reverse it does not enguage (like the trans is in neutral) after 3-4 minutes of sitting in gear it will enguage, at first there is a slipping type feeling (car will slowly roll backwards, if engine is reved just slips, then it will ...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Engine Removal VIN: 2G1FP22K7W
This vehicle came in with a bad rod knock so we need to pull the engine out to get it rebuilt. Reading through Mitchell, it says to pull the engine out the bottom (probably due to the fact half the engine is under the cowl). Looking at the vehicle it looks lik...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L engine VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
OK,This Tahoe had a slight misfire on start-up. Finally determined cracked head or head gasket(pressurized cyl.#4 and water shot out of radiator). Removed heads and sent to machine shop and determined 3 cracked cyls. in heads. The shop repaired cracked heads,r...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L NO REVERSE, 1st ONLY VIN: 1GCHG35RXY
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. A customer of mine just bought this delivery van and it has lost reverse and all forward gears but 1st. This is a 4L80E. In manual or automatic forward postions, it only has 1st and when you get up to speed ...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCGC24R1Y
customer said vehicle will stall when shifting into reverse - i couldn't get it to stall untill after driving at least 5 or 6 mi & only if i shifted from dr to rev quickly. if going from dr to n to rev like normal it wouldn't stall. the customer said it would ...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L rpms VIN: 1G1ND52JZ1
once or twice a week on the highway only between 100 and 120kms per hour the cruise control will shut down and the rpms will jump up approximately 400 rpms and comes back down===problem has been ongoing for about 1 year===no codes were presented===abs light ha...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L cruise control VIN: 1GBJK34U81
thanks in advance for reading this post. we have this truck that the cruise control is inop, all inputs from cruise control switch, brake switch, powers, grounds, vss are good. the only wire i'm not sure about is cruise engage input, have b+ at wire disconnect...
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, MULTIPAL CODES VIN: 1GCFG15W32
only #2 has misfires at speeds of 40 mph - 45 mph when accelerating setting both codes p0101 and p0300. same results when both upstream o2 sensors pulled. when fails- freeze frame loads 40 map hg 27.8 rpm 2045 maf gm/sec 67 speed 44 egr volt .73 egr pos 0 ba... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow circuit out of range), P0300 (random misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16Z93
car came in w/po300 miss fires ck plugs & replaced ck wires coils & injectors all good ran compression ck all at 145 to 160. tech then ck fuel pressure an found it below spec 40 psi replaced pump & filter still no fix ck back pressure on cat had .5-1.0 at idle... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNGK26U24
Vehicle came in with service 4 wheel drive in the instrument cluster. Retrieved code C0327 - Encoder motor circuit malfunction. 4 wheel drive buttons light up on bulb check but have no lights when truck is running, and buttons don't seem to do anything, but on...
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WW12E04
car was at dealer for starter runs 2-3 sec after start. they could not duplicate. car is now at our shop & can not duplicate. i dont think customer is crazy. i know that this is not much info but any help would be great. thank you
2007 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L vibration VIN: 1G1YY36U67
This car has developed a vibration that is worse when the car is first driven and seems to improve as it warms up. It is almost a shutter making me think it may be a driveline or transmission problem. It does not change with braking. Of course it is not possib...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55UX1
This vehicle will not start unless the cam sensor is disconnected & it will run fine in limp-in mode.Replace timing chain & tensioner w/ oem & rechecked cam timing several times & pre-set tensioner before trying to start.Cam & crank sensor patterns look good b...
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L suction hose VIN: 2C3AE66G34
This post is probably for Mopar dealer techs. I have this 300M here that we ordered a low side suction hose for from the dealer. The new one has the same p/n as the old one, looks identical except for the slotted bar that holds it to the expansion valve. Calle...
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L air pump VIN: 1C3EL46J24
I have a Sebring that The AIR pump will stay on for about 10-15 Min after car is shut off and key is out then it will shut off and one time it shut off with car and then came back on for 10-15 min is this normal? or is there something rong and what could it be...
2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: KLAJB52Z6Y
vehicle came in a week ago for cam sensor code.i put a new one on yesterday and all was ok for a few minutes.then it started missing i checked plugs and wires and coil.customer says it was ok untill i put sensor on.i unpluged cam sensor and it runs fine so i c...
1989 Dodge W250 5.9L driveline VIN: 1B7KM2683K
This a nice older dodge truck 4x4,low mileage and not had a rough life. The problem is the truck drives fine, until you hit a bump and then a bad vibration occurs. the vibration feels like it is in the floor board, and will not quit until you come to a complet...
1993 Dodge D250 5.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 3B7KE23C5P
this thing stacks 4th right after 3rd. The other shop had the tv adjusted so it was in 3rd at 20mph.when i spread the shifts out a bit thats when i noticed that it was stacking 4th.This is a none lockup trans.Also there is no kickdown.I,m not sure if the other...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH54R7R
the story goes as follows.came in as a cranks only.other people have already inspected vehilce and did a terrible job.vehcile has spark but no injector pluse.fuel psi at 40psi.spark was inconsisted.found cam sensor bolt loose and sensor not pushed all the way ...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L radiator hoses VIN: 1B7KF23W0T
this truck came in for overheating,temp guage goes 3/4 hot.customer stated the upper radiator hose exploded ,damaging the hood. he replaced the hose,the next day the lower hose exploded into three pieces. he then decided to have us look at this problem. We fou...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH46T4V
After warm up car will stumble or stall, strictly after warm up. Originally flipped P1345 cam/crank correlation. Since only P0340 Cam postion sensor. Replaced with aftermarket then was put on to OE parts only. Re/Re with Mopar cam sensor, runs way better but i... Trouble codes: P0340, P1345
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L lifter noise VIN: 1B7HT73Y5X
this car is killing me i need some help on this one , if any body has seen this kind of problem .there is lifter nois on left front of the engine . i have replace all lifters and the noise still there. oil pressure ok. i have disconect the injectors, firs and ...
2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Cluster VIN: 1B3ES46C61
Customer says the was something burning behind the cluster. Removed the cluster and found it burnt. Replaced the cluster with a used one from a salvage yard per customer's request. Everything works great except there is a FUSE message that comes up where the o...
1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L rear axle VIN: 1FABP41E0J
hi guys and girls.we have a noise problem with this 88 mustang.the gears have been changed to 3.55 down from 3.73.the brand is richmond.total set up done extremely well by qualified techs.tooth pattern is excellent and pre loads are with in specs.problem is th...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L starter VIN: 1FTHX25G9J
vehicle came in with a no start when hot condition. replace battery was very weak. vehicle started right up. hot soak 20 minutes or longer, turn vehicle over and rrrrr...rrrrr. replaced starter. solenoid got smoking hot, so replaced solenoid. same thing after ...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FACP41MOP
Here we are again. this mustang will get you killed in an intersection. The best way to explain it is if you are at a stoplight & the light turns green it will be red before you get through the intersection. once you get it rolling it will go on. From a dead s...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L od light flashing VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
vehicle came in with o/d light flashing and hard shift complaint. i scanned ecm and retrieved trouble code 645 (incorrect ratio in low gear),dlc under hood.i cleared this code and could not get the vehicle to duplicate problem.i drove the vehicle under conditi...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall VIN: 3FASP13J0S
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L front end VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
Greetings, I've been given the opportunity to fix something two other shops haven't been able to. If the customer drives at highway speed 48 to 54 mph and maintains it, the whole truck shimmies. If you "drive through it" and get above 58 or so, the problem go...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTNX21F7X
HI guys, I've got one thats bugging me. This truck's a/c can freeze your behind when its operating, but theres times when it will cut off and not cut back on. Does it mostly going down the road. If your at and idle when it quits, you have to raise the rpms a...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L motor swap VIN: 1FTDX172XV
i have a custmer that wants me to put a 3.8l out of a 2001 mustang into a 1997 ford f150 with 1 4.2l. never swaped motors quite like these before. can it work with no headaches!! what needs to be done. can i swap every thing from the 4.2l to the 3.8l block? or...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMNU43512
Hi Guys Got this Excursion that idles rough. Have checked all the basis, vacuum leak, fuel trims all good. No codes, runs great on highway, just idles rough. Just like EGR is leaking in @ idle. This vehicle has NO EGR system. Thought that was strange, but am s...
1993 Geo Storm 2+2 1.6L Starting VIN: J81RF2369P
hello fellow techs i am working on this gem of a vehicle that has a 1.44 amp draw. i have pulled every fuse and relay that this car has with no apparent change in the draw. i have even removed the aftermarket alarm. i have a lot of time already into it and am ...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GKTD13W9Y
hi gm tech... i ajust the cam retard on this vortec... it was -11... my question is... is the timming chain a possible cause??? now its on 0 degree and it runs fine...
2005 GMC Canyon Z71 SL 2.8L false activation VIN: 1GTCS19865
Hi Replace front hubs ,rotors and pads and ABS slow speed false activation developed afterwards.My scanner does not go up to 2005.Will receive new cartridges in a week.Read a lot in the archives about scanners versus scope. Just got a new Matco md4000 scope,ho...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCB7662M
the car seams to stutter between 1600-1800 rpm's . i have replaced the distributar cap, wires, and plugs. it still stutters. it seems like thte car is going to stall but doesn't.
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Ignition VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
This car start and runs good in the morning for about 3-4 mins.then it may restart or not!Anyway it won.t stay running till it sit over night.It has no spark when it won't restart,PCM,Distributor,& ignition switch have been replaced.Thanks in advance. Thanks ...
1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1151X
This car came in for emission test. The check engine light did not come on with key on engine off. I found the bulb removed so I replaced it. Now the light came on and stayed on. I checked codes and found p1337 crankshaft fluctuation sensor fault. Opening the ... Trouble codes: P1337
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L pings detonation VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
Hello, This accord is a very well maintained car. Customer drives easy and takes good care of car. The problem is on a warmer day pulling a hill the car will ping. I have checked codes and car displays none. I have also checked the fix data base and am aware o...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG32232
hello friends, have code p1456. had aftermarket fuel cap. replaced with oe. cleared code. code reset a few days later. car is back and recheck system, have trouble locting leak. have seen bulletin to check for leaks with vehicle cold. are their any common faul... Trouble codes: P1456
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L hydraulics VIN: KMHJF24M5V
Car came in clutch pedal stuck near top.Disconnected pedal from master no movement/also no crank jumped safety switch ran normally. took down trans found t/o bearingfallen apart.Removed fork to replace installed new disc p/plate went back in normally now seems...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L failed emission test VIN: KMHJF35F3X
This vehicle would not communicate with the state emission computer.I can get the data stream with the scan tool,but when you check the readiness monitors they all show n/a.The wiring harness checks okay,another ecu does the same thing.Any idea's would be apre...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L idle problem VIN: KMHWF25SXY
HI, I have a 2000 hyundai sonata coming to the shop. ON park or neutral, if you rev the engine to 2200 rpm, the engine would drop down to 700rpm without letting of the gas. It would do this without fail. the owner have brought this car to the dealership for th...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Ball Joint VIN: JNRAR05Y8W
OK. I just bought this 1998 Infinity QX4 and i'm doing a bunch of work. Here's the problem, I can't get the ball joint out. I have taken everythnig apart to replace the front shocks, rotors, and ball joints. I can't even get the rotors off. It apears that the ...

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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L traction control VIN: WBADD6320V
Thanks to the two people that replied! The problem was found at the control module connector. There is a series of spring style pins that will make contact with the pins in the controller. Compleating the ground for the module. Visual insp. did not revele this...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L traction control lamp VIN: W06UR52R5W
took vehicle to dealer for reprogramming and all is well, live and learn, tahnks for the replies i got. john
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Abs Module VIN: W06VR54R6Y
Well I would like to thank all that replied. I proceed to retest every power and ground at the EBTCM for intermitten loss, all checked ok at time of tests only one option left replace EBTCM. I called the local dealer to get a price 1200.00 list, I called my cl...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, no spray or injector VIN: 1GNDUO6D2P
Very shamefully I will admit, the black two pin connector with the white wire and the purple/white wire was plugged in upside down. So here is how they should be, and I hope noone else makes this mistake: As labled on the module: P and N go to the ...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Low Coolant Light VIN: 1G1NF52M6V
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1446Y
Thank you all for the hints. I pulled the coils and used a test light to check for flash from the primary terminals of the module, there was none on # 2-3. Turned out to be a bad module. This is the first module I've seen fail on just one of the two coil pa... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Missfire).
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2C3GND3782
after checking cam signal noticed that the signal was quite strange. it would drop off and then i would get a signal but most of the time signal was not present. after removing the cam sensor housing found that the reluctor wheel on the cam shaft only had two ...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDX03E51
I hooked up scan tool and found the security activated. I took and had the system tested and found the chip in the key to be bad.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L shift problem VIN: 1GCHC23U01
Thanks for all the replies... had to let it go... we dont do a lot of trans work here... i wondering if its not a really a prooblem... i could live with it.
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG29W51
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L theft system VIN: 1G1JC12491
thanks for all the help i did end up replacing the lock cylinder and key then programed the theft system all working good
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13T71
i replace the switch valve solenoi, and the problem is gone. the valve sometime not working. this is what i think original, but i am not sure. thanks to all good techs who help... thoa Trouble codes: P0410.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13594
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1G1ZT52805
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Interior VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
After dissconecting all four door switches and the harness that runs to the rear of the car we replaced the BCM. Thanks for the input but I got some conflicting information from Chrysler on this one. One Chrysler tech told me I could put a used BCM in and it w...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L51
Vehicle fixed. Previous visual checks of engine wiring harness for pinches / rub-thru's / burn thru's revealed nothing. We decided to check injector resistance thru engine loom by ohming @ the PCM. Injectors #1 and #5 showed only 6 ohms, all others 12.3. We s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfires random/multiple), P0301 (1 cyl misfire), P0305 (5 cyl misfire), P0172 (System rich Bank1).
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
previously we did changed the map sensor according to the code witch we received from the scanner test po 171 but still the car was missing then we replaced the egr valve solenoid then the problem got cured Trouble codes: P0171.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L idle surges 500-1500 VIN: 1B4H528N2Y
Many thanks to all who replied. We took the advice of all who described tapping on the TPS, the idle jumped all over the place, replaced the TPS, problem gone! This is the best tool that our industry has! The customer is happy!
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L brake system VIN: 2B4GP44R92
After taking all the wheels off, went around and tried to turn them by hand and the passenger rear wheel cylinder was ceased. put on new wheel cylinders on both sides, bled the brake system because the fluid was discolored and very very hot in the reservoir ...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L skips 3rd gear VIN: 2FTHF36F3T
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
thank you for all the information.sending vehicle to dealer for repair.i do not have proper tools to repair.thanks for all the quick help! Trouble codes: 340 (camshaft position sensor).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto shift VIN: 1FMYU24EXW
thanks for the help guys the problem turned out to be the light blue wire rotted by the left kick panel .Imissed it in my initial testing as somtimes happens. sorry to bother everyone with my mistake thanks again
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Thanks everyone, I recieved 7 replies to this one. Four of you said bad clock spring. One said replace sliding contacts. But I think John from Mass was correct in stating that if the clock spring were bad, the cruise would not work and airbag light would also ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S0Y
thanks to all the replied. customer has not returned for any more repairs, but i have talked to the local ford dealer i use for parts, and they confirmed that they have seen broken valve springs on this model, and that seems to be the belief of most of you wh...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM7U63E5Y
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my request. This vehicle was a real headache. I want to apologize for not giving some of you enough information. When the vehicle came in we did a fuel check and fuel pressure was around 57lbs. We then did a spray ... Trouble codes: P0171.
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Horn and brake lights VIN: 1HGCB767XP
Thanks everyone for the help with this car, would have loved to have had all of your here to see this gem. Most of your reply seemed to steer toward a ground feedback issue, which is prbably correct. I was unable to find an issue with any of the listed grounds...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L radio display VIN: 1HGCM66534
Hello everyone and thanks, I did not fix this car, but every reply stated that the Accords of these vintage have problems with the display going blank and that Honda most likely would provide some extended warranty coverage to correct the problem. The custom...
1998 Hyundai EXCEL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHUD45590
hi all, thankyou so much for all your help, guess what it ended up being a bent crankshaft, and a broken inlet valve cyl.2, the valve got stuck because of excesive heat and the sump was low on oil and the oil pump couldn't pump the oil. so i stripped down the ...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Low brake pedal VIN: JNKNG01C8M
Paul and Edmund gave us the the testing methods of pinching off brake lines to test calipers. It came down to the right front caliper having frozen guide pin.We had checked the other 3 and assumed this one was ok also.As for the red brake light - a small adjus...
2004 Isuzu NPR 4.8L abs VIN: JALC4B1464
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4GZ58S6R
thanks for your help. every body concluded aftermarkets catalyst have been the real problem. we rechecked fuel control on the dyno, all checked normal. some of the replies ran our emissions values in the lambda calculator showing that the fuel mixture is right...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: JTJHF1OU71
The car is fixed. The problem turned out to be a bad ground on the back of the intake manifold. There are two ground locations on the intake manifold. One is on the passengers side rear (the one you can see) and the one on the very back of the intake you can't...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Alt VIN: JM1BJ22651
I'd like to thank everyone for your input.I had confirmed that all wiring and fuses were good so all that was left was the Alt or PCM. 12 out of 12 said replace Alt so I talked the customer into a dealer rebult Alt and that took care of the charging system. Th...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L tune up VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
The pcv valve was installed the night before any reply's rolled through. The procedure I took was to start by removing block to intake support brace under right hand side of engine, and then I removed the oil filter, then a coolant line from the box or unit at...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L frame VIN: 1N4AL11E33
Thanks to everyone that replied. All four responses had good information. After reading the replies, I phoned my customer and discussed what I learned. We both agreed it wasn't an emergency and she stated she would come in sometime soon. I really appreciate th...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Fuel Odor VIN: 1G3NF52E5X
The fuel odor is gone- The feed line to the right rail uses the same size o-ring as the crossover tube and I was able to match the o-ring in the plumbing section of my local hardware store. This leak was caused primarily by a previous repair, someone had repla...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Drivers power window VIN: 1G3NL12E53
Thank you for the replies I replaced the switch like many of you suggested and the problem seems to be solved.
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Charging VIN: 3G7DA03E11
I installed a new battery and customer says it did not help. I have been on vacation and and have not seen car since i left. Will have to close this as a non fix, sorry.
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1GMDXO3E12
Thanks for all of the relies,I found that the blend door motor lever was getting stuck on the motor.I removed some plastic on the motor and now it has a [...] temp drop. thanks again.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L top VIN: GH36790GHG
Absolutely was the shear pin - the Ujoint looks ok, has a minimal amt of play, but I will replace it with the upgraded version provided can locate one - is it dealer only item, or can anyone recommend good aftermkt source? thanks to all for your help and exp...
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