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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L Alternator VIN: JH4DB766XS
A friend of a valued customer, brought her Integra to us. Her complaint was the charge light comes on at times, and slowly loses electrical power, meaning wipers slow down, lights get dim. I believe that it had to be jumped at times. all this over 5 days time....
2001 Audi A4 2.8L low oil level light VIN: WAUDH66D81
cluster is not coded for oil level monitor system - we have confirmed no operation of low oil level warning lamp and verified function of the oil level sensor in the pan - no live data blocks are available for the oil level sensor - can someone tell me what th...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, LEAN BANK #1 AND 2 VIN: WBAFB22551
Hello every on , I have a 2001 BMW X5 4.4L the Check Engine light is on and I got the codes with the Snap On Scanner MT2500 , the code is PO171 and PO174,(BMW factory codes are 24,26,25,27) I cant find the problem, did any one had this trable code or problem b... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABS53482
Help BMW techs ! This 330 mostly after sitting for over an hour when re started will idle very low and rough.Normally like any other car it will start, rev to 1200 rpm and stabilize but when it acks up it runs just like the idle air valve is stuck closed.If en...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L fuel door and trunk release inop VIN: W06VR52R9W
Hello techs, what a dreaded car to work on. Today will be a good day to fix this one. Vehicle has several issues. first issue and main concern at this point. The Fuel Door and Trunk will not release when you press the dash buttons. However the BCM via Solus i...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1GYEK63N02
I have in my shop an 02 escalade rides very rough, almost like the shocks dont work, the shocks are new and the suspension is tight. This vehicle rides so rough that on certain bumps it almost feels like it is out of control. Also the service stabiltity light ...
1962 Chevrolet impala 327CID genarator VIN: 21867L1144
Hey guys we are looking for a wiring diagram for the generator to voltage regulator, wires melted boyond reconigtion. any help would be gratly appreciated thanks. email [...]
1986 Chevrolet Nova 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1Y1SK1949G
This is a nice one right here. This vehicle came to my shop for a California smog test. Initially it failed for tailpipe, and visual. Originally the tailpipe emissions were gross polluter level for CO (2.8% @ 5015, and 3.42% @ 2525) and slightly elevated HC (...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14KXM
Hey all you Chevy/GM guys. I am normally a Euro tech but I have a Chevy that fell into my lap today. The customer complains that it runs really bad when cold. It "hunts" for an idle and almost dies doing so. It hesitates during acceleration. It does this until...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GCGK24F1N
I have in our shop a 1992 chevy truck with a 6.5 turbo diesel, it is not an electronic pump so there is not much to this system. This truck starts perfect in the morning and after it sits for a few hours but when it is warm it will not start. I have replaced t...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P8P
This is a interesting one. Vehicle originally died after customer replaced water pump. He installed "used dist. from a running vehicle". Didn't run so he rebuilt PCM. Vehicle will run(poorly) if you feather throttle. Code 43 then appears. Seems to loose inject... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module or sensor circuit problem), 1NF0
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1S67X9T
Just fixed a wierd one. Above codes and no 5 volt refernce from VCM to TPS or MAP. At times it had 1-2 volts on 5 volt reference wire. This truck had a Dealer install a VCM and no fix- they said it spiked all the sensors and needed them all replaced. Sounded l... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122 (tps), P1406
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L convertor VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
Vehicle came in with a strong shudder on engagement and disengagement of torque converter. no codes set. fluid clean. replaced torque converter, tcc solenoid, and filter& gasket. Customer returned days later saying that now the converter shudder is fixed but...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L odometer/shift indicator display VIN: 2G1WF52E2Y
On this vehicle the digital display for the odometer and shift indicator is very dim, and very difficult to see in daylight hours. There is no change with the dimmer switch or daytime running lights being active. There is a tsb about the operation of daytime r...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L a/c control head VIN: 1G1ND52J9Y
Fellow Techs, A/C control head goes from recirculate to normal on its own. Occasionally, it will shut air compressor off when it does this. Car can be sitting still or moving, no difference. A/C system cools normally and pressures look good.
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L windshield wipers VIN: 1G1JC52F23
Hello, problem is when the left turn signal is applied the wipers come on sometimes they pulse only once and other times they run as long as the left turn signal is on. I have replaced the pulse board inside the wiper motor and added a redundant ground it did ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L abs VIN: 1GBJC34U34
customer complaint of pedal going to floor on application whith light load in truck (below 1 000 pounds. abs light came on. we could not duplicate the problem and checked base brakes. all in order, slight pulsation from front rotors. replaced brake master and ...
1999 Chrysler Sebring 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL454HX
Car was towed in a week ago due to a crank/no start,when I attempted to start the vehicle it cranked immediately.During the next couple days I started it every hour to attempt to duplicate the customers complaint.I finally did get it to act up on one occasion....
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG26X2V
vehical came in with a very bad misfire engine poping and backfire and with a stall. found and repaired large vacuum leak, cracked distributor, engine now runs fine but will still stall warm or cold fuel pressure stays at 50 lbs. acts like just turned off key ... Trouble codes: 43 (coil 1)
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG2AN0Y
This truck came to us with rough idle concern does not matter wether cold or hot condition, when at idle truck feels like cylinder is slightly not firing right or vaccum leak, or weak coil or something to that nature, this problem is when you come from a compl...
1990 Ford Festiva L 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJPT06HXL
Replaced a head gasket and now the car will turn over but not start. The mass airflow sensor connector from the wiring harness is not reading voltage in the REF terminal. There are no shorts on the wiring harness. All fuses are good. Do I need to replace the E...
1993 Ford F900 8.3L No Start VIN: 1FDYL90E4P
After a routine service including replacing fuel filters the vehicle would not start. We have tried to prime the system time and time again. Every time we fill the filter and crank it to try to start it the it will run for a second or two and quit. when it qui...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDF1726V
I have trouble with this truck. Truck tow in with no start, crank normal, fuel pressure good 40 psi, found no spark, No injector pulse. Later on, suddenly it has injector pulse but ecm still not fire to the coil, found crank and cam sensor signal ok, e cm have...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V9X
Truck came in with P0171 & P0174 codes. Customer told me motor replaced out og salvage yard recently. Smoked intake and found leaks at gaskets. Replaced upper & lower intake gaskets. Cleared codes test drove and both codes came back. Freeze frame shows engine ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L rear driveline VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
customer has had rear differential carrier replaced and transfer case replaced. has snapping,cracking noise when shifting park to drive or revesre to drive and slight acceleration with foot on brake. have inspected all bushings, mounts, crossmember, etc.. can ...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51604
has a "screaching noise" that is intermitant while vehicle is running. removed belt and found no burn marks, and very few cracks. inspected all pulleys and found they all move freely with no play. put belt on and let run in shop. screach never became steady an...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSE34PX5
hey guys got another ford diesel intermitent no start fuel pressure is good injector pass a buzz test cam and crank sensors have been replaced i am using amodis scanner rpm signal sometimes during no start is errattic according to alldata must see 100 rpm to s...
1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L abs VIN: 1GKEE13K4S
this yukon has a soft pedal. i have replaced master cyl. booster, abs control valving assembly. it has been bled several times, i am talking about over a gallon of fluid! i can dead head master cyl. and the pedal is rock hard. its was pressure and manually ble...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L ride control VIN: 1GKFK66U33
customer claims he had a vibration in the seat at about 118kmh. The vibration existed with customers exisiting tires, the new 22" tires as well as a test set of P265/70R16 from another vehicle. We have balanced and road force balanced the 22" wheels. The unive...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5644W
This Honda has been setting a code P0420 Cat. effic. for the last 2 years and I am out of ideas and need help.It started 8/23/05 with the P0420 code & I cleared the code because every thing looked good with the scan tool. Told them to let me know if it came ba... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency below threshhold), P1739 (3rd clutch press. switch)
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L tps VIN: KMHCG35C81
would any hyundia gurus be able to supply me with what pcm pin 9 voltage output to tcm should be ???. this is a tps signal from pcm too tcm. tracing a p1703 fault... currently have 12v from pin 9, and no change with tps sweep... pcm recieving proper voltage .4...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1741R
Car was running fine a few days ago, then I started it yesterday and it ran for 10 seconds and quit. Now it won't start. Battery is strong and it cranks fine. Tach shows 100-200 rpm when cranking indicating the crank sensor is working. The crash sensor switch ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72331
kia boys please help, p013a is a non published code, i believe the ecm needs to be replaced to correct, any ideas? there is no other problem with the vehicle, runs great, no other related problem other than the mil is on??? Trouble codes: P013A
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: KNDJC73393
Customer just brought her '03 Kia Sorento LX from the dealership complaining of an intermittent drop to empty with her fuel gauge. They said they couldn't get the truck to duplicate the problem, now I have the same problem. Has anyone seen this on any of these...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L abs-brake-tc VIN: SALTL12482
Need help from the Range Rover tech’s, This 7-01 Discovery which according to the vin is a 2002 has multiple warning lights illuminated on the dash. The red brake warning light, yellow ABS light, yellow TC light and a light of which I am not familiar with the...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Starting VIN: JM3LV5235N
this vehical came in with no start cold intermitant, if it started it would run fine all day. when it acts up we found it had no spark. we tried a used distributor and ignitor, no change. once i got it started i also noticed the alternator is not charging, the...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU09132
This is a fix post NO NEED TO REPLY! FYI only, merely for saving everyone the nightmare I had one of these vehicles yesterday. The PCM is mounted in the firewall in close proximity to the engine. The wiring harness flexes like an in-effective torsion mount. I ... Trouble codes: P0320
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L limp mode VIN: WDBFA66EXM
see above.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF72F7V
Engine shaking badly at idle. Tested and replaced #7 ignition coil and idled fine. Found that on accel from stop there was no power until rpm's came up and then came in. Cleared previous codes and drove a number of drive cycles. There are no codes now. Install... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection malfunction), P0300 (Misfiring Damages TWC), P0307 (Misfiring of cylinder 7 damages TWC)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E3V
this is a tough one. The car runs like it has a clogged cat. If it warms up. Then you hit the gas is bogs down and starts to back fire. We replaced the maf,coils,plugs, cam sensor. We dropped the excaust and still have the same problem. After it heats up it wi...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L siren VIN: WDBLJ706X1
Hi all. Thanks for reading this post. And your help. We have got this CLK here that will not disarm the alarm. Upon inspection there was a code for the siren, and it was cracked with water inside. We had another CLK here the shop owns. We swaped sirens and now...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L right front door latch VIN: WDBNG70J61
I have a 2001 mercedes Benz S430 with a pnuematic door latch assymbly. The vehicle came in for a complaint of no entry using outside or inside door handles. Any tips as to how to open door by any other means without damaging the panel would be greatly apprecia...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L transfer cas VIN: WDBUH83J85
Hi Group, This car shudders when turning and has a slight vibration when driving at 10-40 mph.We jacked the car up, with all 4 wheels off the ground the front and back wheels seem to be locked together. we can't turn the rear wheels while holding the front st...
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP37P4W
really need some help here guys. i have this diamante that came in a no start with cam and crank sensor codes. we installed a crank sensor because it was dead. fired the car up and it was missing and popping like crazy so we installed a cap and rotor. now at i... Trouble codes: 340 (cam pos)
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L intake gasket VIN: 5N1ED28T04
The complaint is of a burning coolant smell and having to add small amounts of coolant. I can clearly see crystalized coolant at the back of the intake where it meets the r/s cylinder head. I can also see some traces of crystalized coolant at the back of the h...
1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon 5.0L Hard Start VIN: 1985OLDSCU
This a show car so it is not driven much. Earlier this year the customer was having trouble keeping the car running. After diag we suggested eliminating the Computer Controlled Carb... We replaceed carb and dist and the car ran great "better than new" the cust...
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L insterment cluster VIN: 2P4GP25R9V
Customer brought in van with 3 complaints, problem with wipers cycling by them self intermitantly,tach dropping out once in a while, and dieing 3 times at lower speeds,but started right up. I checked the archives and found two main problems with the wipers.upd...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Air flow VIN: 1G2HZ52L1R
Hey fellas, this one has very low air flow from the vents only. the defrost and floor vents seem to work good. The evap is clean and doesn't seem to have any blockage. The foam seals around the vent outlets look o.k. I think it is a problem within the air box....
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L all VIN: 1G2NF52E54
Thanks in advance to all. I replaced transmission due to the owner running it out of fluid. I replaced with a trans that had 10k miles on it. Hooked everything up and am getting 4 dtc's all from the tranny like its not hooked up. I checked the connector pins a...
1989 Porsche 944 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WPOAA0958K
european techs please help me with this one.it was brought to me running very rich would barely start and run and i found the fuel regulator and the damper leaking gas into the engine vacuum. i replaced the regulator and damper i also replaced plugs,cap,rotor ...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L a/c VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
We evacuated system and replaced expansion valve. No change in system operation. We evacuated system and made sure of system charge which is 1.75lbs. pressures are still at 40 low side and 225 high side, still not cold enough air. I noticed the expansion valve...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT4RN50R4G
Hello everyone, I am having quit a time with this toyota. It came in with a stumble at part throttle and that is what I am hoping to get some help with. It seemed so much like an accelerator pump issue. It looked like the main barrel was getting gas on an acce...
2002 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2T1CE22P12
Customer replaced battery and says that ever since then the engine won't idle. I scanned for codes found none. Looking at the scan data nothing really seems abnormal. The TPS reading is around 15 when engine idles low. It's around 18 when I hold my foot on the...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 9BWGF21J4Y
This car came in with a low power complaint, excessive smoke and noisy engine (loud diesel knock.) We checked the timing with VAG-COM and it showed retarded timing (at the bottom of spec range), so we checked the timing belt (its recently been replaced) and it...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSK69MX1
Hope some VW Techs have an idea for me. Vehicle was towed in, drove fine the day prior, would not start that morning, never any problem according to customer. First thought was an obvious RPM Sensor, although diagnostic tree in Alldata said was ok, replaced wi... Trouble codes: P1113, P0321 (Engine RPM Sensor-G28 Not A Plausible Signal)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L starter VIN: WVWTH63B52
no crank from starter with code 01008 stored in seat memory..alternator installed one month ago...vehicle towed in starter bench tests fine
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...

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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Compressor and blower VIN: 2HNYD18252
Thank you for the tree quick responses. The blower transistor was the problem. I also scope the blower motor as suggested and recommended to the customer replacement. He agreed and all is great. Thank you again.
1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAUGC0443K
Well, I'll call this one fixed. Thank you for your replies. We ended up swapping out the iac, cleaning all connectors, ect, especially the ones around the coolant sensor and coil. I drove it a bunch of times and it seems great. thanks again for the help, a...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Much thanks to all that replied. It did turn out to be just the crank sensor. Replaced it with a new one and car drove great. Even though it ohm out good it was still bad. Thank you everyone!! Trouble codes: P0321 (Engine speed sensor implausible signal), P0322 (engine speed sensor no signal).
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABS33491
Thanks everyone. That is what I had thought. The dealer told us it needed to be coded. I thought after spending too much time trying to code "new to me on BMW" time to ask and cut my losses. I just wanted some answers. If I didn't learn from this it was a wast...
1989 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L fuel circuit VIN: 1GCEG25K2K
Hey guys! I appreciate the rapid response(especially Ted [...],who responded with the right answer in less than 45 minutes. I knew that I had read somewhere that these throttle body cars got their secondary fuel pump signal through the oil pressure sending un...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1440T
I finally figured it out. Cleaned out the spark plug recess, kept monitoring the recess (hot and cold engine) for fluid pooling, it is coolant seeping out from under the outer head bolt that is near #3, running down and pooling up. Since this is my own vehicl...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire, Trim VIN: 1GNDX06E3V
Well this sucker is fixed. After the update post, I tried some known good parts. I did not scope the primary, but installed a known good ignition module to no effect. Next, installed a new upstream O2 sensor and to my surprise the cruise Trim came down to a...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
Hi guys and gals, this one is fixed and thank you for your replies.Bob,Josh,Michael,chet,Larry,Richard,and Steve [...].We puchased a carbon cleaner from chevy. dealer and vehicle works like a charm.Richard you might try cleaner on your vehicle. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L low tire warning VIN: 2G1WH55K72
hey thanks to all that responded IATN is still the best tool in the shop! Turns out that the general was right on this one with a low tire I was able to keep the car in my shop for the entire week and on friday the rt ft tire had lost 5psi over the other 3. Th...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L speedometer VIN: 3GNEK13T32
Thanks for the three replies I got. After checking further I found that I had voltage on the load side of the BRAKE fuse in the I/P. This is a brown wire, circuit 441 and it supplies voltage to the EBCM and to the stoplamp switch.I also saw that Exact voltage ...
2007 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L vibration VIN: 1G1YY36U67
The high speed vibration was a tire, but we knew that. The low speed shudder is intermiant and the local dealer has given me the classic NPF both times I have taken it in. We are convinced that it is from the tranny, but can't duplicate it enough to nail it d...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Steering VIN: 4C3AU52N4W
Sorry about the wait guys. I had driven this car another 45 miles without duplicating the concern. I then had to contact customer and come to an agreement that it would have to become more pronounced before I can perform a thorough diagnosis. Thanks for all th...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on, INTER NO START VIN: 3C4FY58B43
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B6HB11Y0Y
thanks for your replies, after 350 miles of driving i was able to get vehicle to stall.referance voltage to crank,cam,t.p.s., & map sensor was 2.3 volts instead of 5 volts,disconnected all sensor involved & still 2.3 volts. replaced p.c.m. & crank sensor with ...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L convertor VIN: 1B3EL36X44
While nobody hit the nail on the head it stiil is ahuge boost to your confidence knowing there is so much support. I finally fixed this thing and all that was wrong was a stuck t/c control valve in valve body not allowing torque converter to fill with oil. Th...
1976 Ford Pickup F100 6.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
thanks for every ones help turns out it was a bad distributer which was replaced with a defective one ,so i got a second distributor with new color coded module ,truck runs great now thanks again Rob
1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M7N
I finally took a chance on the 160 bucks for a new ignition module and was lucky this time.I thought the module was bad but only 1 guy who answered my help request said module.The others suspected other things,so I was a bit unsure.This is a used car that I'm ... Trouble codes: 172 (o2 lean), 186 (inj pulse width high), 222 (loss of ign idm signalright side), 223 (loss of dual ign control), 224 (eec processor detected coil malf), 998 (hard fault fmem).
1993 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FMEE11YXP
I really appreciate the 6 replies I received, most confirmed my own thoughts about this intermittent. One suggested that if the problem cannot be duplicated in 24 hours to wait and see, to this I agree after a good visual and testing. As I discussed this furth...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OUOS
Thanks to all. I scoped the cam/crank. But this time I scoped them on the same screen. YUP, they were not timed right. So... I knew the compression was good. I pulled the cam sensor off and aligned the engine to TDC cyl 1. The sensor reluctor was positio...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45X1H
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Thanks to the guys who gave good direction - I replaced the speed sensor in the rear diff and this took care of the ABS problem although I could not clear the 1262 code. The 4wd is not working and I read in other IATN material that the Modis is maybe not commu...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L parking lights VIN: 2FAFP71W73
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTWF31Y75
Just another wierd occurence I guess. After trying many times to get the idle to relearn, my understanding customer said not drive myself crazy and that he would take it to the dealer and let them worry about it. He took it in and the tech said "That just don'...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L falls on face VIN: 1HGCB7653N
Well, congrats to Bradley from Missouri and Tony from North Carolina. Both hit the nail on the head. The problem was a restriction. Other suggestions were voltage drop in the fuel pump circuit and the known pattern failure of the fuel pump relay. In ...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S5T
Thanks to all that replied. Replacing the TPS fixed the problem. Unhooking the clockspring and the trany module did not help and a tps is alot cheaper than a pcm. Thanks Again. Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS Does not agree with map).
1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L engine VIN: IJ4FJ2857V
All replies indicated cam bearings, customer decided to test new hidraulic tapets, same result pressure goes down, Further inspection revealed hole in block behind camshaft gear, so a crack can be present in others area of the block, we will replac...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58NX1
We decided to replace the cam tone ring with the one off of the old engine and discovered that the new one was dented. It was not visible unless it was turned just right. It now runs great without the light coming on. Thanks to all who responded. It was a lot ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Int loss of CMP AND/OR CKP sensor.).
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Taildoor Window VIN: SALNM22222
Thanks to a quick reply from Marcus, the only one we recieved, this one is fixed. He hit it on the head, the window was catching on the wiring harness inside the door and not going all the way down, so it would not calibrate. It must go all the way down, then ...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T1P
First off, I would like to thank those who took the time to actually read my post and give legitimate advice. However, I also want to make a note of those who "tried" to help by offering suggestions that were blatently posted as "test date and repairs". I thi...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L speedo
sorry it took so long for repair,waited for customer to gather funds,first with the replys i got there was some conflict,some said abs controlled speedo,some said trans vss.here is what i did,sold customer vss and two bad abs sensors,installed vss first,speedo...
2002 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L abs VIN: 4M2ZV1472D
this is a great tool to be able to discuss problems vehicles with experienced techs. the fix was 2 things, the left remanufactured shaft was replaced with a dealer part to correct the runout on the wheel speed sensor. the right cv shaft had 46 teeth on the abs...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L shift interlock VIN: 1G2NE52M7W
Thank you for all your suggestions. After several hours, found that the A/C compressor clutch was drawing too many amps intermittently. Replaced assembly and draw returned to specs. Thanks again for your suggestions.
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0947F
Hi group: Thanks you to 17 of you that took the time to reply. Upon further diagnosese I also found no injector pulse. Back to my first problem. My initial test for crank position and speed sensor found no speed sensor signal. The correct wave for the crank po...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L differential VIN: WP0AB094XH
Thanks for all the help. The majority said the only possible cause was abuse. Which is what I told the customer. His response was "I never even speed and if this transmission breaks I'll see you in court". Oh-well. Some people reported having some trouble w...
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L Stall, no tach at times VIN: 1G8ZG5289S
Thank you to everyone who replied. Matthew from NC...your a lifesaver!! I pulled the white wire (ckt 121) out of the tan connector (pinK) at the back of the IP cluster and the problem disappeared. For the price of a new cluster, customer decided he can live ... Trouble codes: 19 (Ignition control 6x signal fault), 83 (low coolant switch open).
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E4Y
Thanks to all,it was a bad air-flow sensor.I removed and cleaned it and the lean condition was gone.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L intake manifold VIN: JTDBE32K53
I wonder what is happening to Toyota quality,Tony and Jamie you were correct, this engine is junk!The rear cylinder headbolts were loose due to threads pulled from block(aluminum) ,this is not fixable.The head is full of oil, and has been exhibiting blue smoke...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVZEE0704S
I actually posted this request for a friend at another shop that was stuck on this vehicle - We spoke at great length about it. Several have posted intelligent reply's about the likelyhood of the timing belt being incorrect or slightly out of sync on the timin... Trouble codes: 00515 (camshaft position sensor faulty).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L day time running lights VIN: 3VWCF21C4X
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L convertible top VIN: 3VWCK21Y23
we sent it out to volkswagen and it got diagnosed as the limit switch at the ram rod on the pass. side, we replaced it and it still didn't work, we sent it back to v.w. and they ended up replaceing the control module. we didn't pay for it, they did we refused ...
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