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1984 BMW 528e 2.7L Dash illumination VIN: WBADK7307E
This 1984 BMW 528e has no instrument illumination. The warning lights on the dash all light up, and some of the other illumination lights, such as cigar lighter lamp, light up and dim/brighten with the rheostat. However there is no instrument illumination. I b...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L auto box VIN: WBAHE22070
Changed the V8 Engine and auto transmission for a m50 vanos 2.0 litre engine with auto transmision. Changed the engine ecu and gearbox ecu from donor car (all worked perfectly before) When installed into the v8 car the gearbox is stuck in sports mode, checked ...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Temp gauge VIN: WBACA6323R
Hey, This E36 318i had a coolant leak from the plastic pipe under the intake and was replaced. according to the customer the temp guage worked before the repair but now I have no guage reading it stays cold the sensor for the ecu tests good and the cluster se...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L vents VIN: WBACD4320T
Car came in with multiple problems. No display on control head or comunication with scanner. Replaced head. Everything checks out fine on scanner but no air flow from any outlet inside car. With cabin filter removed there is good air flow from access panel.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5UXFA53552
BMW GURU'S We have a P0456 or P0442 Minmal fuel tank leak. We checked the gas cap and tested it,it is fine! We smoke tested the tank evap system and we only see one leak from a pump called the Leakage diagnosis pump mounted in the left rear fender well! In all...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Driveability VIN: 1G4CW52K4W
Actually this issue is with my personal car. If it was a customer, they would probably shot me by now...since I have been working on this off and on for the past 2-3 months. Here's the issue. My 3.8L 1998 Buick hesitates from either a stop...or a roll and go....
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cyl 4 misfires VIN: 2G4WB55K14
This will not cause fault codes, but I have a rough idle and high misfire counts for cylinder 4 only when viewed on Tech 2. The counts are higher at idle than when cruising, seems to be vacuum related but cannot find a vacuum leak, with propane or smoke machin...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Differential VIN: 3E54S58950
Hey guys got a fun one. The AWD disengage light is on i have replaced the valve in the rear end,cleaned the conn, coming through the body,was alot of corrision,now i have the right volts to the act. on the rear. Test drove the car about a mile sure enough the ...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L bttery VIN: 1G6EL133XL
cust states if vehicle sits for acouple weeks battery goes dead.we have checked for drainsand found nothing. at hook up reading is.33 after ten minuites drain drops to .02amps. at no time did we see anything higher. i'mwondering if something is wakeing up and ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Stall VIN: 1G6CD53B4P
This vehicle has an intermittent stalling problem which occurs mostly when the A/C or the heater are on. The vehicle will stall on decel, while turning, and while applying the brakes. Since this problem occurs 10-15 times a day the vehicle has become unsafe to...
1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1G6KF549XW
thanks for checking this one out! car came in with service stability light on. it originally had codes c1255, 1281, 1282 and 1287 stored. 1255 indicated an internal problem with abs control module and since all powers and grounds were good, we replaced with a ...
2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF57993
The AIR pump is bad due to water/design issues. Is this system covered by 5/55 Warr? No local dealers will cover it. Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary AIR problem)
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Anti-theft VIN: 1G6DM57784
Hello everybody. Vehicle was towed in after it went to a car detailing shop. Engine was not touched, only interior and exterior were cleaned. When customer went to pick up car it would not start and showed 'starting disabled - remove key' message. Once here we...
1990 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 7.4L no power VIN: 1GDKP32N1L
hello-need to ask a few questions about the ignition system on this truck-we have the base timing set at 4 degrees with connector apart-when we re connect the timing connector back to gether it still stays at 4 degress-i would have thought it would maybe bounc...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDU06L0P
Hi guys this is me again thanks for your help.I replace the coolent sensor with other one the engine check light is off .but the problem with black smoke coming from the E.G.R.&tail pipe was thier.THANKS to you guys I removed the front pipe from the menifuld.t...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L cooling fan VIN: 1G1YY22P4R
Hi and thanks in advance; I have used this sight many times but this is my first request. I have a 1994 Corvette that runs fine and everything works with no warning lights on. The problem is the primary cooling fan runs all the time even from dead cold. The Mo...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25R3W
Ok here it goes. Vehicle will start cold ok, after about 15- 45 seconds starts to skip on #7cyl and an occasion #3 and #4 but very rarely. You can mash the throttle and it cleans out but if you hold it at high ilde (anything above idle) after about 30 sec. sta...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L password VIN: 1GCGK24J9Y
I have a very intermittent no start with this truck. It has a P1631C in the history codes. The enable is on yes and the disable is on no the most likely state is reversed. I have not seen this no start in the shop yet but it has been towed for this condition. ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L blower motor VIN: 1GCEC14W32
the bolwer motor is running strong but there is no air flow thru any of the vents air flow wont blow a match out and all the mode doors i see are working please help thank you
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCEK19B05
Have this truck that when it idles the idle kind of goes up and down or surges and when you are running down the road seems when you let off the gas pedal keeps wanting to go or accelerate a little then will eventually come down checked for intake leaks found ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L speedometer erratic VIN: 2C8GP74L01
Customer brought us vehicle complaining about speedometer working erratically and the engine "missing" sometimes. The speedometer sometimes drops to 0 momentarily as well as bouncing past 120 momentarily and then everywhere in between. When it bounces past 120... Trouble codes: P0500, P1282, P1495
1995 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1P4GH44R45
help were sinking anyways thank in advance this van came in and the lady just bought it running real rough missing on cylinders five and four funnie thing the both had no injector pulse check wiring from injectors to computor okay and check power to injectors ...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L drivetrain VIN: 1B7MF33D4W
customer bought this vehicle off of craigs list. had complete front end rebuilt,front and rear brakes replaced (including calipers,hoses, wheel cylinders), then brought it to me for a whicked vibration. customer stated that he never drove the truck on the free...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP2535W
Guys, I really, really don't want to pull the trans out of this van. Vehicle came to me almost a month ago with a leaking water pump, an exhaust leak, and a "service engine soon" light. Owner had just replaced the muffler and said that it was leaking. Scanned ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Loss of Cam or Crank Signal)
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L Stall VIN: 1B7HG2AZ3Y
The engine was just replaced by a fellow tech at another shop. Originally after installation would not start. After checking over, found he had pinched the crank sensor harness between engine block and trans. bell housing. Repaired wiring and now it starts fin...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L horn wipers stoplights VIN: 3D7HA18Z92
HI Y'ALL! I have a wierdo DODGE here. The wipers, horn, turn signals (outside) and stop lights dont work. I can't get into the body computer with my Modis. There are no codes in engine or trans modules. There are codes 25 and 41 in the Instrument cluster. That...
1965 Ford mustang 5.0L swap VIN: 6F07515412
I am using a 1995, 5.0 engine in a 60's mustang, I need a non-computer dist. The dist shaft needs to be .450 The gear must be bronze or steel not iron. (to match the roller cam) & the housing must match the 1994-1995 deck height. Pertronixs tech line said the ...
1978 Ford Thunderbird 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 8J87H15512
hello, Basically the cars starts and runs, When its cold and you start it, it will idle at around 1200 rpm, once it warms up and you give it gas it will idle down but will surge between 300 and 1000 rpm. It seems that i can give it gas and clear it out and it ...
1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15N8F
did a eec test,cam up with code 41, tested fuel pressure, cleand iac, and tried test iac, still did the same, checked tps single.checked iat, replace fuel pump + relay, changed ect sensor. checked for vacumme leaks. checked ign wiring. Trouble codes: 41 (system lean)
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEF15N1L
ok i have scope checked this vehicle and on the raster pattern i can see number two cylinder dropping only under a load when hot. cust did his own tune up but i replaced that plug,wire and module . still no change. could it be number two injector ? has anyone ...
1999 Ford F-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF27WIX
Can't get rid of this SES light, keeps coming back. Truck is running great. Checked EVR and it reads 0 at idle, 60 at 2000 rpm's in closed loop. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanx in advance. Trouble codes: P0133, P0401, P1000 (OBDII Monitor Test/Drive Cycle not complete)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP66L5X
after repair of timing chain vehicle would reach operating temp after a 20 mile drive and when you come to a stop it would stall.it will not start back up until it was cool.if trying to start while temp is at 205.it will crank over like its 280 degrees like it...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W86
This is a police cruiser that has a complaint of an intermittent no ac. I have only been able to duplicate the problem one time. When that happened I got no power to the clutch or the fan. Before I could test the high and low side switchs it started working ag...
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR5294T
Good Morning. We are having a hard time understanding this EGR system. The PO400 code will reset on a 5 mile test drive. We are only getting 4 - 6 inches of vacuum to the EGR valve. Is this enough? All components test out according to Alldata diagnostics. The ... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow Malfunction)
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W6V
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L air bag/rear view mirror VIN: 2GTEK63N75
thanks to anyone that can help i have this denali which belong to my boss, came in shop with air bag light on and compass in rear view not working. scanned air bag system no communication(suspected fuse). found air bag fuse under hood blown. rescan for codes ...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45CX3
any help would be appriciated. thank you very much! Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft pos. sen. performance), P0335 (crankshaft pos. sen. circuit fault)
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1347H
This car came in on the hook.Could get it started but was very rich. We replace the maf and ran fine until you turn the a.c. on then it dies every time, starts right up but dies again if you turn the a.c. on at idle. Runs fine on the hiway with the a.c. on but...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1240W
Hello all.I have two different customers both with 98 jags xj8 and both have been giving me the same simptoms for about two months. It only happens 4-5 times in six months. untill last week one customer called and said it has been stalling more and it starts r...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Air Bag VIN: 1J4FJ68S2S
Air Bag install procedure
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: KNALD12404
The customer called with the complaint that the car was not acceletating properly and when they came out after parking the car the check engine and oil light was on. The vehicle was towed in and when I started the vehicle the ce was on but no oil light. P2125 ... Trouble codes: P2125
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L 1st gears VIN: SALNE222X2
Item was bought at an auction with the following problems: Codes detected- P1470, P1472, P1475, P1477. Found codes were all linked with the Variable intake system. So i replaced balance valve 1, and butterfly valve. After that the codes did not return. But P14...
1999 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L battery
battery draw over night, radio, interior lights, 4x4 module, body control module, alarm, disconnecting all of these still have phanton draw, this truck is a ford ranger in sheeps clothing, some one has run into this problem with these trucks im sure!!
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA39E9K
MB TECHS THIS IS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY. Vehicle was involved in a accident. after body and fender repairs were made i repaired 4 vacuum leaks. idle was 2400RPM and installed new overvoltage protection relay. idle came down to 1100rpm. installed new idle control ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Whistle noise VIN: WDBGB34E7N
There is a high pitched whistling noise heard from under the hood, very similar to the type of whistle a small vacuum leak would produce. Noise sounds like it is coming from right of the centerline of the vehicle, area of the turbo charger, EGR, charge pipe, e...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L asr light VIN: WDBEA34E8P
hay m/b techs have this m/b the asr light comes on then it jumps into limp home mode till the key is turned off then on again scanned all systems pulled code 30 can data to isc control mod n4/1, code 144 left rear speed sensor this car has 1 sensor located in ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing chain VIN: JN1CA21D7T
hi guys!! we have this customer that wants us to replace the timing chain on his nissan. he was asking us when does the manufacturer recommends replacement. we could not find any info on this and the customers "wants to know" (picky customer) so if any of you ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Everything looks good no intake leaks the only code I;m getting is an evap code P0443. I don't think that would affect it. Scan tool data looks good to. It's so intermittent sometimes when cold sometimes when hot sometimes when driving. I'm at a lost please gi...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D93
this nissan came in with the complaint that at times it has a long start, but it will start eventually. this particular vehicle has the drive by wire system on the throtle body,it kind of feels like a sticking idle air control motor, but this one doesn't have ...
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C2V
This vehicle was in about two weeks ago for po455 evap leak. Easy enough, checked the basics, smoked system and found rusted/leaking fuel filler neck. Replaced, cleared codes, washed hands... This week car is back in with mil light on again. Checked codes, po...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Anti theft VIN: 1G2WP52K32
I need some help on this passkey 3 system. This car has the passkey module on the steering column near the lock cylinder. From what I've been able to find this system has a transponder in the key. Is this correct? If it's in there it must be really small! I ha...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L passenger side window VIN: 1G2WP52KX2
Window would not go up or down. Diagnosed as window motor in passenger front door. Replaced window motor. Now it goes up and down but from the drivers door only. Passenger door switch does not work. I don't usually do this kind of work, so not familiar with ho...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L I - Shaft VIN: 2G2WS52294
Hi iATN techs, thanks in advance for the help. This '04 Grand Prix is my sister's car. The problem is the steering noise in the intermediate shaft which I did read on the posted TSB. I have not had the shat out yet. What I want to know is why does to TSB say N...
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G82Y1271Y
will pass test air pump run no amp spikes have vacum to solondid took off air pipe have air come thru to the head can see change in upstream o2 sensor Trouble codes: 410 (sec air)
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Anti Theft VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
Car came in for a no start. Water pump seized & jumped time. Battery drained dead while performing repairs. As soon as I turned on the battery charger the alarm goes off. Replace battery ( it was dead) in key fob (part of key) & the alarm gives no indication i...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L vehicle speed VIN: 5TBBT441X3
I have a question for any Toyota techs. The customer complains of the vehicle picking up speed while turning. A test drive with the customer verifies this. It feels like you're giving it more throttle, but it does this with the foot off of the accelerator. The...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWAA81EXT
Car came from another shop, starts ok then idle badly and will stall, will stall sooner if you push the gas. P0103 MAF problem. unplug MAF and car stays the same. Spark is always there. Check spark with timing light, timing stays the same though all running co... Trouble codes: P0103
1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L abs VIN: WVWGC31J7X
Thanks in advance for any help. Have this Golf with an intermittant ABS light on and code 0283 for left front wheel speed sensor. I have replaced the sensor and still have the light occasionally. Scan data shoes left front will not read until others ar at 8 mp...

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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L Alternator VIN: JH4DB766XS
The vehicle is still in Tenn. Have not heard from the owner in 2 weeks. I don't know if the problem has been resolved there. 4 of the 6 replies suggested factory or Denso alternators. I have a feeling that the problem is in the wiring, but won't know for ...
2004 Acura TL 3.2L Gear Indicator VIN: 19UUA66234
Refered customer to Acura Dealer to have light reset. When we explained to him that would need to be done, He told us that this veh. had rat damage three other times and this ws the case every time.
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L piston oil ring VIN: 1G4GJ1175H
I very much want to thank everyone who offered their help and suggestions. I heard many suggestions involving the lubricant of many choices and many similar stories, but I opted to take another leak down test after trying my best to give it a chance to "recove...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Interior lighting, radio,pwr windows,locks,gauges VIN: 3E5DA03E32
Special thanks to everyone's quick replies. I have confirmed that the BCM Did correct the issues w/ this Rondevoux. We offered to perform the repair but the customer decided to take it back to the puchasing dealer due to the fact that we did not have a Tech 2 ...
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54KX2
Thanks for all the quick replies. I learned something here about MAF sensors--that cleaning them does not work. Even though cleaning it restored the vehicle power, it was not hitting a high enough flow on WOT. New MAF seems to have solved problem, it's been... Trouble codes: P0171, P0131.
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K13
Well after 500 miles and two tanks of fuel a new MAF seamed to do the trick. I never actually saw anything abnormal with the readings it just would shut down while coasting or give a slight hic-up at freeway speed. Several replies mentioned MAF so I took a gam...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L fourth gear VIN: 1G6KD54Y7Y
Thanks Guys, I think this old lady will just leave it as is. I got some suggestions about possible shift solenoid problems but since she only goes to the grocery store, doctor appointments and the hair salon, fourth gear is not a priority. The repair money wi...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Key / Ignition VIN: 1G6DM57794
Thank you all for the help I shipped the vehicle off the the dealer and it was the Ecu they replaced it under warranty. Thanks Again for all the help.
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCT13W5N
after making new grounds and checking everything that i could possibly do, i have decided that this one is better gone. the customer was not upset, but i am for not fixing it. he has had this thing to 3 dealers and other independent shops. sorry for letting yo...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L air flow VIN: 1GNEC16KXR
Thanks for the help guys, some of the evaporator cleaning suggestions where too scary for me. I know the evap was possibly restricting the air flow but if you saw how meticulously these people clean their cars you would understand why I think this is just anot...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T3W
Thanks everyone for all the replies (14) which led me to solving this problem. I knew that one test which I needed to perform was a fuel pressure test (why in hell does GM not add a fuel test port to many of it's vehicles...wankers!) Here is a really good so... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Trim System Rich).
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GAHG39R6X
Thanks for all the help, most were right on the money. The problem was a burt connection, gray wire terminals inside the round connector near the trans crossmember. I found Power going in to connector,but no power coming out,I Bypast round connector with a wir...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L alternator VIN: 2B3HD56J2W
After reviewing all replies, I think that I would have to agree with Mohammed from Ill. I checked for voltage drop as a couple have mentioned. Every thing was good. So I installed the original alternator back on the car. Tested once again and it was about the ...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X41
Techs: as some suggested need to determine if I have lost spark or fuel injection...will not see the vehicle til next month so unfortunately will not be able to post test results now...appreciate all the info...look forward to updating with a fix at a later da... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0304 (misfire 4), P0306 (misfire 6).
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L alternator VIN: 2B4GP44302
Thank you for the responses...You would think a simple system would not give such a headache...Leonard from Maryland hit it on the head...This was a case of a broken wire...It was intermitant and hard to find. We rewired the alternator directly to the PCM and...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18N04
i have not yet repaired this problem thanks for the responses that were sent when i do get this unusual problem corrected i will post the fix thanks. MIKE
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP40E2M
Thank you to all who replied. It turned out to be the primary ignition system. Code 14 was the clue. Car had exide module and original coil (with white arching marks). We replaced module, coil and pick up with motorcraft parts. The customer has driven the car ... Trouble codes: 96 (fuel pump circuit).
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L High pressure oil resivior VIN: 1FDXF46F7Y
Thanks for all the replys,After changing the oil as a few of you had suggested it had no issues for a few days.But,after taking it out driving it hard,the next morning the problem had returned.When it returned I was quick to check the high pressure res. and it...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77E12
We found a pcv hose problem and replaced the fuel pump assy. The fuel tims are back to where they should be and light has been off for almost a week. Thanks for all that helped. Trouble codes: P0175, P0172.
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K54
Thanks for the help. After unpluging and pluging in the computer and things went back to normal, we told the customer to take vehicle to dealer and have the computer replaced.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
thnks to all who helped! the rivits that hold the "reluctor" on the cam phaser was all sheard off the reluctor was off about 2 teeth. You need to remove the cam phaser gear bolt to see the rivots or the fifth finger on the reluctor should line up with the "L"... Trouble codes: P0345 (cam timing bank 2), P0021 (cam pos timing over advanced bank 2).
1993 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L overdrive VIN: 1GTHK33F2P
We finally got it. It turns out to reset the TCM we had to set the voltage on the TPS using a DVOM. We started with abase line of 0.5vdc in the DVOM. I also found a poor ground in the wiring and we overlayed the wiring to the TCM. It Took all 3 repairs to make...
1996 GMC C3500 HD 7.4L timing VIN: 1GBKC34J8T
Sorry about the long wait, this truck had many problems, bad starter, bad starter cable, bad brakes, too many problems to list, but everything is fixed and the truck is running like new. The timing problem was the distributor was 90 degrees off, I moved...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 456CK58W8Y
thanks to the people who responded.got a rodeo in the shop and noticed that the bosses on the valve cover where number 6 coil bolts are machined down further. that is why it takes a shorter coil. mine were all even. found out engine had been replaced about 6 m...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L v i c VIN: IJ4GZS8S2T
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GL48K92
Thanks to all who responded. The fix for this was performing a quick learn with a scan tool. Customer has had Jeep for a few weeks and has reported all is ok.
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM9749K
as you all pretty much stated we did away with the air ride suspension the front ones where very easy to install. The rear was a little bit harder but all and all not that bad, just watch that rear spring when removing the rear spindle
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
Thankyou all for your help. A crank sensor was the fix on this problem. Sometimes you just need a clear head to fix things.In this case 12 clear heads. Thanks again.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
thanks to all who took time to read and respond. we have received lots of good information but unfortunatly our customer has not yet found time to bring back in so we can continue with further testing. we will update when we complete job. thanks again!
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05S0V
the pcm i had to replaced due to the fact thet the wires were good to the pcm and the sensor was replaced with oem one. after pcm replacement the vehicle started fine, all the parameters were being displayed corectly on my modis. i test drove the vehicle for a... Trouble codes: P1900 (engine overheating).
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A2W
The cusomer is going to drive the car with the MIL lamp on in the meantime and when I have time I will get the vehicle back in to do more testing. I will post the results. Thanks every one for the tips. Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge volume control solenoid).
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR0759X
again, I merely replaced the ignition tumbler assbly., not the PCM. The pathfinder had NO problems prior to being sent to the dealer for key re-coding. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1DB51DX1
We replaced the MAF. and problem was fixed. Thank's to all , G.T.
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U34
Many thanks to all 3 replies which indicated a catalyst failure causing the material which i found in the egr valve, holding it off it's seat. This material reminded me of radiator fins and was ferrous[stuck to a magnet]. Sent customer to the dealer for 8/80 ... Trouble codes: P1402.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L No Start, LONG CRANK VIN: 1G3WH52H2Y
Thanks to all that replied to this question... Vehicle was fixed by replacing ignition switch. The key to this repair was that while cranking,the check engine light would flash on the dash. When vehicle would not start light would flash and one time wh... Trouble codes: U1016 (commuication error).
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX54C2M
Several of you were on the right track especially Michael who first responded. The harmonic balancer, replaced by customer, had the sensor rings out of alignment throwing the timing off(defective part)swaped out for new one at the part store and wala it runs l...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Brake pads / rotors Rear VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
Well this is a first. No full and complete answer, only a summary. I have contacted the client ad reviewed with them what's going on. the noises has been reduced greatly but still when heated - lots of stop and go driving the groan noise will re appear under h...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E13
The Grand Am is done,finally. After getting the replies and other information together I felt more confident to diagnose this thing. I started with the normal power and ground checks to the PCM which told me that the module was bad, but when I installed it I s...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L Heater operation VIN: 2G2WP52204
At this point the vehicle has not come back and the customer has expressed no further problems. Thank you all for your input. If it does return I will post again but I don't suspect it will. Based on our assessment of the problem and the help of you guys we di...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOAA29951
Well after driving the vehicle with the scanner and looking at the live data. I have decided to go for it and repl. the throttle body. Trouble codes: P1505, P1503.
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