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2000 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Hope all of you Audi techs can help me. This Audi came in with the check engine and EPC lights on. Pulled codes and found p0321 and p0322 related to engine speed sensor, located sensor and tested it. All seemed ok. Cleared codes and test drove, about 2 miles i... Trouble codes: P0321 (Engine speed sensor implausible signal), P0322 (engine speed sensor no signal)
2003 Audi A4 3.0L ignition key VIN: WAULT68E43
Hi, customer just purchased a new key and remote from dealor, i got Alldata to fax me instructions 1 insert first vehicle key into ignition and switch ignition on. 2 with scan Too, select Address Word 17 instrument Cluster 3 Select Enabling Pin procedures. 4 ...
1990 BMW 520i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHC22030
Hello all, I requested help for this vehicle a while ago. Thank you to all who responded. I have finally got back to it and have got it running now but only on three cylinders. It seems that injectors 2,4 and 6 are permanently open and plugs wont fire. Previou...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6337X
Has any one seen these codes.I checked aldata could not any thing on one of the codes. Trouble codes: 125 (coolant fan cicurit problem), 214 (vehicle speed)
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2L brake booster VIN: IG6DM57N33
hello cadi techs i have a problem/ this cadillac, brake booster started leaking the morning after the brake work was done, no visible reason, so, due to the cost of the booster we decided to install a used one, but to our surprise, it started to leak just as t...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L compressor VIN: 2G1WL52M0V
I just got this Lumina in here and I came upon a perplexing problem I've never seen before. The new compressor is from a mfgr called Valeo. On the label it states the compressor has PAG 46 oil in it. Of course the label on the car calls for PAG 150. (P/N 12345...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L extended crank VIN: 1GCGK29J9V
I want to thank everyone inadvance on this one, A very good friend of mine has this 97 K2500 with a 7.4, he brought the vehicle in with a missfire, I found 4 out of the 8 injectors leaking so i advised him to doo all 8 injectors in the process of doing the inj...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L air outlet temperature VIN: 1G1YY22G91
Car came in with Climate control unit display inoperative. Left side air outlets did not get as cool as right side. Replaced control unit and there was no change other than display now works. Called GM help line and they suggested changing "left acuator". Foun...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, INT NO START VIN: 1GNEC13ZX2
Hello once again. I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe that has an intermitten check engine light. The only code that I could retrieve is a po179. According to the customer he says that at times on first start attempt it cranks longer than normal. The check engine light ... Trouble codes: P0179
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Power Door Locks VIN: 1GNEK13V22
Only the drivers door locks/unlocks automatically, with all 3 switches and key fob. All 4 doors and tailgate should lock. All works with key, just not with power. I'm thinking on the lines of a BCM, but do not know how to test without TECH II. My Modis shows n...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14W82
Vehicle came in no power & misfire found miss on 2,4,6 replaced plugs & wires. Still misfiring 2,4,6 also still no power fuel pressure good, cap & rotor good I need help Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WH555KX
this one is leaving nothing else but the pcm. after 20 min of driving the vehicle cuts out and won't start sometimes 5 min or hour. has no codes, no spark fuel presure is normal and injectors flash irratic and dim with a noid light. injectors and module have 1...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L tpm VIN: 1GCHK23607
This is not a "Classic". It is the new body style. Rims and tires were changed with the ones listed. The stock tires require 80 psi, while the replacement tires require 50 psi. The Tire Pressure Monitor continuosly lights up indicating a problem. I can not loc...
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L miss? on hills VIN: 2C3HE66G64
Good morning . I am a suspension tech and only know enough about the new electronics to be dangerous.[old fart,plugs and points era] This is my own car.It is a delight to drive and has lots of pep on the open road. On a hard pull on hills it does not have the ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L steering wheel VIN: 1B4GP54L2X
Guys, This time I have an amusing problem for y'all. This vehicle has been to us before with this condition but only now are now looking into it. The steering wheel has a low speed wobble that makes the wheel shake in your hands but not violently. We have see...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L abs VIN: 1B4HS28ZXY
thanks in advance . this vehicles brake petal pulsates at slow speeds like the abs is being applied[ 10 km or less & only intermitantly that it occurs ]we have changed the left front wheel bearing to erase the code , as the speed sensor was not reading correct...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L Unknown VIN: 3V4REUYDNY
Greetings to all Mopar men... I need a little help on this van as I dont do many domestics. Lets see- a 2000 caravan with a 3.8 and no rear air. Has a leaking evap, no big deal- we fix that and charge up the car and everything is perfect... Until the next day ...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L engine performance VIN: 1B7GG2AN51
looking for a dodge tech or someone that has ran into this problem before. the truck came in as rough running and check engine light on. engine has a misfire and the only trouble code found is cyl. #4 misfire. the coil is firing and injector is working properl...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS48N42
Net Techs, Need some help here. This Durango was towed in because it was repeatedly dying on the owner. Moved it into the shop at the end of the day and could tell it was massively overfueling. Raw gas literally pouring out exhaust. Went to diagnose this morn... Trouble codes: P0320 (ckp circuit), P0725 (engine speed sensor circuit)
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cooling Fans VIN: 1D4GP24R25
This is a dual AC system. The complaint is intermittent loss of AC. When the high side gets to about 300 psi, the high-pressure switch shuts the system down. The cooling fans are continuously variable. As the AC, pressure raises and or the engine temperature g...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L blower resistor VIN: 2D4GP44L96
We have had this van in 3 times and have changed the blower motor resistor. Have followed the in house memo from Dodge. Resistors only seem to last about a week. we can jump the deiod and blower motor will work. If anyone has any suggestions please let us know...
1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID frame rails VIN: 5F08T65875
I was just wondering if anyone out in our world has done extensive floor and frame rail repairs on early Mustangs. I Bought this car for a song but its in bad shape the floors have been amaturly repaired with what looks like the sides of a refrigerator and the...
1996 Ford Mondeo 2.0L engine or transmission VIN: WFOFXXGBBF
After a fatal overheating episode we put in a used engine (100,000 km) and it was as sweet as a nut. Sold it to a friend of a very good client and now, a month later it is back with a severe engine knock. The engine gives a few deep knocks while starting (or m...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25H8V
first of all i would like to thank all the tech's who take the time to help!! we have a 1997 f-250 heavy duty pick up, it came in running extreamly rich, black smoke pouring out the exhaust. and ran very poorly. the next day when we went to look at it, it wo...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Alternator? VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Having a problem with this explorer with charging can't seem to get the alternator to charge. The wiring diagrams on mitchell shows altenator with internal regulator but this one has only two wires coming out a "A" and an "I" terminal. I have battery voltage a...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L7X
truck came in and found the below codes in the computer. replaced all spark plugs and they where at 80-85 thousands gap when i pulled them out. finished tune up and restarted truck but was still not idling very good. started to check for other codes and found ... Trouble codes: P1401 (dpfegr code), P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire)
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34P51
Hello ,I have a ford focus that surges under load as if low on fuel pressure.scan data shows fuel pressure at 35 to 4o psi at cruise.when driving under load the pressure drops to 8 psi,as long as you are under load.it seems to me this car should die if fuel pr...
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L hard start VIN: 1GTCS1943Y
Hello,this truck has a long crank only when its hot and sits a short while.The fuel pressue is good and holds perfectly,doesnt bleed down.Never had any codes,sensor data looks ok(tps,map,coolant temp).The computer is up to date with most current flash.Tryed a ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting into 1st VIN: 390289BHG2
Hi, customer said car ran fine until couple of days ago when it began slipping while going into first. The d4 light flashes also. The problem seemed to be intermittent and not happen when I first got the car. The fluid level is good and smells not to bad, i've...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L TID failure VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
I'm trying to find out Mode 6 info for this Passport. Honda's Mode 6 info doesn't include Passport and I can't find any Isuzu info. I've got 3 TID failures, but no DTCs. Can anyone tell me what these failures are? TID$04 CID$20 TID$04 CID$30 TID$07 CID$0D I th...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: JACDJ58XXW
Customer states the engine has poor power and doesn't run as well as it used to. The check engine light came on and went off after a few days. He also states he used to get 20 MPG on the road and now only gets 15 MPG on the road and 12 MPG in town. He also sta... Trouble codes: P0137 (heated o2 sensor 2 bank 1 - low voltage), P1171 (fuel system lean during acceration)
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJHX1743S
Hello Jag. techs. The owner of this car did not drive this car for several weeks and the battery went dead. They tried to jump start it but it would not start so they put the battery on charge. They mentoned a burning smell when they tried to jump it. Now when...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L transfer case
Hello all. I have this jeep here that came in for a hard clunk when shifting into reverse. I did all the basic checks such as u-joint and diff.Diff was pretty much junk so we had it rebuilt by a friend of mine but the clunk is still present.After some research...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
Hi everyone this jeep is killing me I have a shimmy/wobble @ 50 mph the tires are fairly new . I have rebalanced them and also put different wheels and tires on but still there. The front end is tight. The track bar had a little play so I replaced it but no lu...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L crankshaft VIN: KNADC12331
I have replaced an engine in this KIA. With the new engine in, I try to start it, starter and battery have enough power but the engine is not rotating. The engine will not rotate by hand either. I have a DTC for the crankshaft position sensor circuit malfuncti...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U4X
i have 1999 lexus rx300 with check engine light on.po440 evap code was stored in pcm. i reset the light and tighten the gas cap and 2 days later light came back on again.i hooked up the smoke machine and checked for leaks at the system and no leaks found.i che...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Steering VIN: JTJBT20X74
Lexus Techs, or anyone else who can help out.I have a gx 470, 2004 with a very slight hiss/whistle noise that can be heard inside the vehicle while turning to the right while stopped or slowly rolling, turning left all is quiet.No applicable tsib or anything l...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Unknown VIN: 5LMEU88H95
Hello fellow AC techs this is my personal car and its still under warranty and no one can seem to repair the a/c. on a long trip no stop after 30 mins it will freeze you out come up to a stop for less than 1 min, will blow hot air. This started after the first...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L no power VIN: 4F4C12A5VM
customer brought truck to me after they had put timeing belt on and had tuned it up.truck has no power at all.it acts like if i could rase timeing up it would do good;the frist thing idid was check timeing,fireing order,timeing is good checked 2 times.made sur...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L oil in coolant VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Hello,I received this car to finish an incomplete head gasket job.The customer purchased the car like this with the head on the car with new head bolts,torqued and timed.The job started by an excellent Mercedes tech,who got injured and could not finish it. Fi...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Low Charge Voltage VIN: WDBJF55F1V
This car is a 97, I don't know why the system changed it to 1996. I did a major service on this Mercedes, which includes Midtronics test. Test showed low charging voltage when loaded 12.4 volts. I checked with volt meter at battery and at alternator terminals....
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AK44Y2X
This vehicle was towed in, customer stated that the vehicle shut off on the freeway, a brief drive on the dyno and i was able to recreate the symptom. when you restart the vehicle it cranks but does not start i checked in data stream and found no rpm signal so...
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1M536PXM
the customer installed a japanese 2.4 turbo into this car. i went to some nissan performance sites and found out the ecm and the sensors are used from the none turbo motor. the only differance i see is the o2 is differant and it has 4 injectors and no distr. i...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L slipped any gear VIN: JN1HJ01P6N
good morning guys.i have a good one for you.this car has a problem with atranny slipped after driving for about 1 mile,if turn the key off and start the car right away i be able put in gear and drive for about 1 mile then the tranny start to slip again.i think...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L excessive crank time VIN: JN1CA2109V
Car would crank for an extended time until the fuel pump built enough pressure. We replaced the fuel pump, did not help? Checked fuel pump relay and ecm, still not working properly. The car will start eventually?
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, p1320 VIN: JN8DR07Y41
the vehicle came in with customer concern of runninh rough and light comming on intermitantly. at that time we found the 2 pending codes. p0420b p1320. we replaced the b1 cat and returned vehicl to customer. car came back with hard failures p0302 #2 missfire a... Trouble codes: P1320, P0302, P0420
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Communication VIN: 5N1ED28Y81
I have this Nissan Xterra in. It won't communicate with my scanner (snap on Solice) or with our state Insp. machine. The check engine light comes on with key on engine off. I checked to see if i'm getting power to the dlc - OK, So is the ground. I see in fix d...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A43
Hello Nissan Techs, We have a situation where we cleaned the throttle body and fuel injection system on this '03 Maxima. The car came in with a low idle. After cleaning the throttle body and fuel injectors the car was fine. The client came to pick up the car b... Trouble codes: P0506
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L pcm VIN: 2P4GH2537S
this repo has been on my lot for over a year, it is a very nice looking and was a nice running van untill the last folks that"rented" it. they ran a hot wire for some accessory maybe a car stereo amp i am not sure. i am wondering about that , any ways it is ne...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L timing chain VIN: 3G2JB5247V
We will be changing a timing chain on this engine due to noise -I understand that there is a TSB for a plugged oil passage. My question is can the timing cover be removed without removing that oil pan.The engine is still in the vehicle. Mitchell and Alldata sa...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L hvac VIN: 3G7DA03E21
Cusotmer complains of ac quits blowing cold for no reason. Happens at different times, also comes back on at different times. Not consistant when it fails or works properly. Does not stay off for very long. First thing that I did was take the pressure readings...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Steering VIN: 2G2WS52204
hi everyone this one has us stumped you can drive this car for weeks and have no problem then it will throw on a check power stearing light abs trac then the stearing wheel gets stiff hard to drive once you cycle the key or clear the lights drives fine again. ...
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L chargeing light on VIN: WVWGG016GW
hey guys thank you for the time to read this request i have tested the power and grounds to this alternator and the hang up i am haveing is the white wire to dash for the rpm signal, i cant get the alternator to turn on i have avery thing except the signal...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WVWEE83A2V
need help... when car gets hot stalls out crank no start has no spark scan tool shows no rpm reading dont work on this type of car all the time came from anther shop. has new coil same problem Trouble codes: 1340 (cam/crank)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C51
MIL light was not on. Complaint was light on with code for cam sensor {Car came from used car dealer}. Code 16727/P0343 was set in history. Tested cam sensor, signal good all the time. Cleared code and test drove - no code reset. Could not find measuring block... Trouble codes: 16727 (P0343 Cam sensor signal high)
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on
Help! Vehicle comes in Lamba Light on. Code Cylinder 2, 4, 5, and random cylinder misfire. Replaced Volvo plugs, wires, cap, rotor and RPM sensor. Light comes on after 5 minutes of driving or 35. Compression good. Help. P.S. Vehicle does not miss.
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L AWD drivetrain VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Light high-pitched screeching coming from under car, pitch doesn't change with road speed, unaffected by braking. On left turns, there are sudden loud reports (single clunks) that occur once every several seconds. I found there is no power coming out of the b...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L No Power/ Boost VIN: 23RF34TDFR
Hi this is CHUCK Johns Son a Chrysler/Toyota dealer Tech. The tech that diagnosed the Valve body in transmission was bad, Called in sick and Car was supose to be done So I got to Repair car I replaced the valve Body and the wiring harness indoing so I had to r...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V527503
Hello fellow technicians and thank you for taking the time to read my post. Customer states check engine light comes on and off. No current codes, but found freeze frame. I am using a Modis in generic mode. Freeze frame shows P0128 Coolant thermostat below reg... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant temp below thermostat regilating temp)

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Surge VIN: 19UUA5667Y
This has left town.. (moved to Texas). But before it did , I tested & by-passed the EGR system. I am pretty certain the EGR was not the problem, But I will never know. Thanks to all who replied.
2002 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53000
I replaced the original Denso sensor with an after-market Denso component. The replacement sensor heater circuit value was 1 ohm, the original was open. Thanks for the interest. Trouble codes: P1166, P1167.
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Out side temp VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
Thank you all who replied. Using the lap top I found both outside temp sensors reading correct within 2deg of each other but the output reading from climate control to instrument cluster was wrong. Replaced climate control unit and all is well. Thank you
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33481
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
Thanks to all who responded,i had no access through a reset hole so i used the magnet idea, worked great. I did not have a 20 oz. magnet so i stacked several magnets together and it worked, had it repaired in 30 seconds. This is the first time have I have used...
1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Trunk lock VIN: 1G6VS3386M
Eliminated current draw by unplugging all connections associated with BCM and CPM. Thus by exchanging BCM and CPM with new units the draw went from .8 amp to a managable .18 amp.
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD52B6S
Thanks to all who responded. Mark from Louisiana gave a detailed re-learn procedure that seems to have fixed the problem. I don't mean to be critical, but some of the suggested fixes were things that I had already tried and had talked about in my help request...
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W6S
When we first saw the high voltage from the ECM on the O2 circuit and the ECM not seeing it we thought it was a ground problem at ECM. Unfortunately when doing the testing at the ECM we missed 1 ECM ground that was bad (it was not the O2 ground). There is a gr... Trouble codes: 13 (O2 Open or shorted).
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L lamp VIN: 2G1WX12X3V
thanx for the help, we replaced the lock cylinder which most said and was my first thought but we have not run across one that still started with the lamp on steady. Now we have i guess. thank you again
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, SPARK KNOCK VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2GIWF52E11
Customer dropped off car for a couple of a days and I had a hard time duplicating the problem. I then let car run with the heater on for about an hour. I noticed the battery light and the security light coming on. I shut car off and it would not crank. I check... Trouble codes: U1255 (Class 2 communication), U1301 (Class2 short to battery), B2960 (Theft system), U1064 (Loss of communication), P1626 (Theft system).
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Misfire, VIN: 3GNEK13T92
I have typed "fixed"- but I really don't know whether it is fixed- but it is gone. Customer probably has been lost. The response I got showed they were not really reading the post- major concern was two cats very short period of time, no DTC's thrown/stored fo...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L defective head gasket VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
Thanks very much for everybody's help on this Crysler.I raised the engine about 4 inches and that was enough to get the long motor mount bolts out and remove it.Then came the sprockets and cover and then the head.I then checked for warpage and found it was .00...
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L air pump VIN: 1C3EL46J24
Found Relay replaced and solved problem Thanks GUYS for the Help
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L no crank VIN: 3C8EY68B94
Sorry for the delay in closing post. Some of your replies were very helpfull. One listd all the power and grounds necessary for the PCM to power up properly, great info!And yes the ASD relay was energized. Two gave a link to a fix in the data base. All good he...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL23X55
Thanks for the feedback on this one everyone. We replaced the cat and the nox came down to around 250 ppm on the smog test. The thing that was misleading to us was the diag on the cat was done by drilling before and after the cat.The diag test was done under...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L compressor VIN: 2B3HD56J5W
We got this Intrepid fixed, thanks to Jeff, Keith, Craig and David, you guys nailed it. We replaced the sensor and pigtail and the AC works great, IATN has been a great tool for my shop and I really appreciate all of your help.
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L exterior light VIN: N61F528694
replaced timer module (bcm) and that fixed it. thank you to the people that replyed you are the best.
2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C41
First off I'd like to send out my thanks to all who took time to respond. This repair was one of those we techs would just a soon not run into. The fix was to replace the up stream o2 once again with another OEM. Including the original o2 this was the third OE...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L air out of vents VIN: 1B4HR48Z72
seems like i have a blend door seal that has gone bad, bypassed the heater core and a/c is blowing 42 degrees out of the vents, waiting on the customer to come up with the money to have the blend doors replaced. thank you for your help.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L left power sliding door VIN: 2D4GP44L45
thanks for the help on this one guys. i got alot of replies, most of which said to look at the wiring inside the flexible plastic chain track at the bottom of the door. i found a black wire that was broken at 2 places inside the insulation, which was still int...
1956 Ford countrysquir 292CID Hesitation VIN: M6EY209828
First, I want to thank everyone who replied to this post, I received alot of good ideas. Quite a few people thought the exhaust might be plugged, which was very possible, but not the problem. A couple of people thought the valves might have been stuck when I a...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14TXG
I am sorry to take so long to get back to you with this, but I had to wait for the car to come back. I did indeed find a missing graound!!! Some one had "scotchlocked" the computer grounds together and made them into 1! When load testing each circuit indivi...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTJE34L7V
After getting numerous replies and talking to a transmission shop, it sounded like a common problem. We replaced the torque converter and front pump. We then had our shop rat test drive it and report back to us. He said it still had the same problem that it al...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L starter VIN: 1FAFP42X1X
I replaced the flywheel and all is good. I had already checked all wiring and even pulled wire from starter after engine was running. I should know better than to install aftermarket parts!
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L owner has no key VIN: 1FTRX17W93
thank to all of you very knowledable individuals who provided information to take care of this situation. I'm amazed how much you know - this is truly an open-source solution oriented group of professionals...we will find exterrestial life with the likes of p...
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L service AWD light VIN: 1GKEL19W31
Customer took vehicle and has not returned for further service.
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L abs VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
1999 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Parking lights VIN: KMHVD34N5X
Thanks everyone! You were very good and new what was going on. The left rear brake/parking lamp bulb was installed by someone else and was not turned in quite all the way and was allowing a cross feed to the parking light filament which turned on all the parki...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L cooling system VIN: 1J4GW48NXY
You guys hit the nail on the head IATN rocks. The radiator fixed the over heating, Thanks a million
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L mode door VIN: 1LNFM82WOW
Thanks to all of you out their,I had several replies saying that the problem was in the blend door moter or the door it self I found the door to be broken.After replacing the door I also replaced the blend door motor.Thank all of you for your help.
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L alternator VIN: 108.18-120
The correct location of the regulator is under the relay/ fuse bracket mounted on the rear of the right fenderwell, near the firewall. Everyone responded correctly on the color code of the wires and their proper locations. Thanks to Steve [...]. for the e-mail sch...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Limp home mode VIN: WDBGA43E1S
I replaced M16 Throttle Actuator. All codes cleared & no more limp home mode. Thank you all for your help. Trouble codes: 014 (In EA N4/1 Control module N4/1 won clear), 030 (In ASR N30/1 no CAN reception from EA N41 wont clear).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electric cooling fan
This vehicle is fixed. I believe moisture was the problem in the area of the SAM. Once you guys told me where everything was I accessed all the components, disconnected them, dried them with air and let them sit apart overnight. Reassembled everything the n...
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 6MMAP57P3W
Well, I got no responses on this one but it is fixed. This morning I started fresh and test drove it cold. It ran great. As it got hot it started missing worse and worse. Eventually losing power again. I was convinced it was a distributor. So, we replaced the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304.
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L balance shaft bushings VIN: 4A3AA46G62
First of all, I would like to say thanks to all that replied. Both responses were that I couldn't remove the balance shaft. I found out that Goodson offers a balance shaft eliminator kit for a 2.0L and they said it would work with the 2.4L if you have a cogg...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1JNCA21D2S
Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to give pointers on this job. No distributor cap on this engine, it has coil on plug type ignition, but the possibility of a bad CKP did pique my interest. I also had quite a few MAF suggestions and ...
1972 Pontiac lemans 350CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2D69M2P198
I don't know if it is really fixed, but the carburetor was previously replaced with a rebuilt one. We swapped it back to the original. I had a lot of good suggestions. The mileage listed is the actual miles, so a bad cam would be hard to believe. The spark...
1991 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2FS23T6M
All of you with the bad injector advice were right. We had ohm the injectors the plug. The tech that did it found everything is specs. I took off the plentum unplugged the injectors the 2 middle ones were out of spcs 8.1 and 3.0 should be about 12.0 ohm. ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L a/c compressor VIN: 1G2WR5212Y
The customer will install a switch to activate a/c climate and he will wait later for repair. All the system work normally but the pcm did not received the signal by the cluster. Probably a short to gnd or voltage on wire to the cluster.
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