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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Caliper/Pads VIN: WAUDD68D8Y
Hey Audi Techs we need a little help here. We have a simple problem that is hard to pinpoint. This car is my brother's which he has recently purchased. On his test drive it had a thumping/clunking noise in the front end while braking but only when it reached a...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N31
our monitor would only let us go into global on this intermittant service light(genysis)car runs good and light comes on at times. we are looking at replacing the o/2 sensor. at times it switchs .it has a po171b code.cannot find any info.any feedback would be ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Stalling problem complaint from customer could not varify it. Check engine showed po340 cam sensor and po430 catalitic conveter insufficient. Sympton is this after driving for a 30 minute or so shut it down for 10 minute try to restart and car starts and dies(...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L coolant leaks VIN: WBABR334XY
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2000 328 CI that was towed in for the upper radiator hose coming off the radiator. We found the plastic neck where it attaches to the upper hose "rotted" and the hose blown off near the coolant fill tank. W...
1988 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WD14W8J
Customer brought car in with a complaint of MIL on. The light came on after an alternator and battery replacement. She then took it to a local auto parts store that will scan for free and they told her there was an EGR failure. Rather than rely on someone els... Trouble codes: 67 (Unknown)
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Check Oil Level VIN: 1G6KY5294V
Vehicle Keeps Flashing Chceck Engine Oil Level. Oil Level is Ok? Shop Key has no diagnostic info on this. Car runs ok under wide open throttle it shows a code p0131-mass air flow. Temp is at 208 and no fans come on. coolant level is ok. never low. I have heard...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1AY878XC
Hello, You may need to ask some old timers about this one.My main concern here is the hesitation.At one point it was horrible and would barely make it around the block with backfireing through the throttle bodies and stalling.fuel pressure was low ( about 8-9 ...
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDM19Z7R
hi every i have a problem child here this van first came in for won/t idle found egr stuck open r/r that now it idles but the fuel injectors cough every couple times and the engine stumbels. spray looks good runs fine driveing but come a stop then the injector...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L 3rd gear
I'm sorry I don't have the VIN. Got to thinking about this thing here at home. Car came in today with the complaint that it wouldn't go any faster than 40. Keep in mind that this POS is modded. Checked the oil, was 2 qt low. MIL on from having no cats, I check...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L squeeling noise VIN: 1GCCS1954Y
hello everyone, this is my first time so go easy on me. This is a friends vehicle. It just started making a loud squeeling noise above 2000 rpm in neutral. the noise started on the freeway at 65 mph and continued to come in at a lower and lower speed. The mil ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L long crank VIN: 3GNFK16T91
We have what appears to be a fuel pump job. Before so, I just wanted to find out more about the subtleties of this diagnosis before pulling the trigger to better understand this problematic system. With guage attached at rail, and key turned on without startin... Trouble codes: U1301
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T51
Well good afternoon, have here a evap nightmare that I need help with! Car first came in MIL light on with code P0440 found purge solenoid to be bad so replaced purge and vent solenoid! code came back next day, smoke tested and found new vent solenoid to be st... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap leak)
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16T01
we are asking for imformation on the the 4wd transfer case operation on this vehicle.customer was informed by another shop that the front drive shaft is always turning even when 2hi is slected.we inspected and confirmed this.the vehicle hase a nvg 246 tranfer ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13S62
Customer was on a trip and stated the 2HI and 4WD lights started flashing and then stopped with no driveability symptoms. He had the vehicle checked out in Montana and the shop added 2 quarts (?!) of fluid to the transfer case and he said the vehicle "leaked" ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GCHK23103
This vehicle has an intermittent squeal sound seems to be coming from under the truck while moving. sounds like a dry seal rubbing on a shaft. We have a 'Chassis ear' with 4 microphones placed in various places but are not able to hear where the noise comes fr...
2004 Chevrolet LUV 2.8L engine VIN: MPADR33X84
Hello fellow techs, I am currently in Iraq supporting our troops..I have inherited a 2004 "Chevy LUV". I am in desperate need of basic information...It is in reality an Isuzu pick-up (v-6/manual trans/4wd/4door). I cannot access ANY info for this vehicle...no...
1990 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3XC56R9L
here's a good one guy's. 90 dodge dynasty 3.3, starts and runs perfect. when driving, intermittently, it'll cut out. but always restart and again drive fine. fuel pressure is good. while monitoring the spark, and timing control in the shop when it acts up the ...
1993 Dodge Colt 1.5L No Start VIN: JB3CA11A2P
car came in no start. checked fuel & spark, fuel ok, inj pulse ok, no spark. replaced dist assy ,same .checked control have 5v ref with pulsing ground at reman ecm no 5v ref at dist but do have ground pulse. bypassed wire from ecm no spark . cust had radio rep...
1994 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JB3AM54J7R
We have 94 Dodge Stealth with a transmission issue. On a test drive I gathered that it will not go into 4th, starts in 1st, goes into 2nd but when it comes time for it to hit 3rd it downshifts back to 1st . It will shift to third occasionally but will only sta...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L 41 low pressure reverse solenoid circuit VIN: 1B3EJ56H2S
Help, code 41 low pressure reverse solenoid. We have replaced solenoid assembly with new part, we have replaced trans control module (Dodge part)EATX11. Checked all wiring and saw comon failure at blu/wht wire, ran a new wire here to be safe opened splice unde...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L readiness monitors VIN: 2B4GP45G0W
vehicle's readiness monitors for catalyst, egr, and o2 sensors will not reset. customer has driven vehicle for 1,800 miles after pcm flashing and these 3 monitors will not reset. i'm thinking about replacing the cat but would like a couple of other opinions be...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: EB7HC12Y8W
hi hope u can give an idea to resolve this ploblem. the problem is that it takes about 4 to 5 seconds before it starts the crank is good and strong. good fuel presure, good value, spark is ok., injector paulse is ok., I replase mopar crank sensor, and still th...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L heater VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
this is the second car today that we are getting hammered on.hope someone can shed some light on. has no heat new stat, new ambient temp sensor for code 25. now has code 23 checked both actuators by accel pedal area all blend door modes work.cannot see other a...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF236X1
perform test per service manual for dtc p0123 active in pcm(this vehicle uses jtec pcm and cummins ecm)load test wiring and inspect all connectors ok.test concludes to replace ecm but dont think that will fix issue. Trouble codes: P0123
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L heater core, radiator VIN: 1D7HA16KXZ
10/18/06 - complaint was heater not working. blower works fine, blend door opperating,vehicle temp 165f. Replaced thermostat. Still no heat in passenger compartment.heater hoses warm. 10/19/06 - 66,734 miles Replaced water pump #NWP 557163, radiator #NR 3020...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heat VIN: 1B7HU18N92
i actually have two of these doing the same thing. after the truck warms up, i take it down the road and one side of the truck will get cold and the other stays hot. customer complaint was that the heater was inop. now we did head gaskets and flushed everythin...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L fog and park lamps VIN: 3B7HA18N32
truck came in with fog lamps and park lamps staying on with key off. in addition, instrument panel lights were staying on - could control brightness with dimmer customer had turned dash lamp dimmer down all the way to minimize the drain. the fog and park lamps...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Stall VIN: 1B3EL46XX4
Hi folks I'm hoping someone can give me some direction. I have an intermittent skip at idle and at cruise speed on # 1 cylinder. Spark plug is dry. I switched # 4 plug wire and spark plug with # 1, no change. I then switch # 2 fuel injector with # 1, again no ...
1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L plug burnt ofin cyli VIN: 1FTHX2512E
came in on hook,no start, somone has already replaced glowplugs and resealed injector return lines all glowplugs are open again and there are no wait to start lights on in the dash one glow plug tip is broken off in head wundering if will stay in prechamber or...
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FABP64R8L
I have a 3.8 sc car here that runs on 2 cylinders.I have only got spark at 2 coil but all injectors are firing.I have tried a new module, coil packs and i have also replaced the cam sensor.The problem is that i only get coils 4 and 3 to fire.I have ohmed the w...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
There is something I am over looking, when started up cold the idle surges up and down. as the veh. warms up it starts poping back through the air horn and the idle surges up and down even more. fuel pressure is good all readings look good but when the pop bac...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
This truck came in with a timing belt missing about five teeth. Quit at stop sign and would not start. Simple enough. I was real busy so I gave the job to to a retired mechanic friend next door.He changed belt but had a misfire. Said he was sure timing was ri...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
HI and thanks in advance for your help. This truck came to our shop with a steering problem. It turns to hard and won't return on its own. Setting still at part or full throttle the steering wont turn ( Like no power steering )If you drive it it fells OK but s...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, lack of acceleration VIN: 1FTZX172XX
Help this ones beating me down! It has a lack of acceleration and a surge right of idle. It seems like the timing is retarded. On the spark advance pid on accel it show to go as low as -10' advance. I thought I saw a problem with the pcm but after replacement ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Won't go into 4 Lo VIN: 2FTRX18L7Y
Need some help from you Ford gurus out there. This F150 goes into 4 Hi, but won't go into 4 Lo. There are no trouble codes, all fuses are good, switch resistance is spot on in each mode. We tested the position switch by testing from each of the position switch...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L belt noise VIN: 1FTNW21FO1
Thanks in advance , this truck came in for a squeeking belt on start up and shut down. This truck does have duel alternators and the upper was changed with the idler pulley about 4 mo. ago. Alternator was changes for not charging and the idler i thought was ma...
1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Harmonic balancer VIN: JHNBB2173S
This vehicle exhibits a condition I have never seen before. As it is running, arcing occurs from the center section of the balancer, across the rubber insulator to the outer ring. This arcing is loud enough to be heard when sitting in the vehicle. Taking the a...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8147Y
I recently received this vehicle into our shop with the following symptoms. The vehicle owner had this vehicle into another shop and it has been sitting for a while. The vehicle stopped running while it was being driven. The vehicle has spark and good fuel pre...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCG6652Y
I have this [...] with complaint of fuel smell(EVAP??) in cabin w/ HVAC fan on. I have looked and can not see any physical fuel leaks, so I started looking into the EVAP system. After speaking more with the owner more he stated it does happen when car is ...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D31
performed compression test #1=210 / #2=210 / #3=190 / #4=210 / engine misfires like a secondary miss . it does it at idle & at cruise . even under load . sets random missfire code. no other codes set. Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D72
Group, Trying to replace top knock sensor. Sensor located under coolant outlet tube, that is under the front head, and below plenum. Does head come off for this or is there an alternative? Even thought about hooking up new knock and relocating it somewhere no... Trouble codes: P0332
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF68S1X
Hello everyone, I have a Jeep that wont start, no asd relay operation, volt and fuel gauges read 0 when ignition turned on, no data stream, no fuel or spark. Checked all fuses and powers to ecu and out of ign switch, grounding asd activates relay, no ground si...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF58SX1
This vehicle came form another shop they installed a fuel pump trying to fix long crank. The jeep came in our shop it would crank over very slowly due to battery and starter. We told customer it may have other problems. It does have other problems. It cranks o...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV14T0Y
this van came to us running rough we tune it up ran fine customer left brought back vehicle a few days later with the same symptoms we have checked fuel pressure it is within specs also we pulled out plugs all are burning fine except #2 and #5 they are black t...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86E02
I believe I have a bad pcm but at 935.00 I want to be posative. This car was sent to me from another shop. They replaced both front oxygen sensors with new ones from Ford. The car will start and run but rough, it will surge after a while and sometimes stall. I... Trouble codes: P0131 (p0132-), P0132 (p0151-), P0151 (p0152-), P0152
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Greetings and thanks for reading, this one came in with poor performance and code. We replaced plugs and ran a good FI service. This made the car run real good. Customer was very pleased with that, but, the trims were still off. Alpha at idle was 94, and at 20... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust bank 1 repeated), P0174
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L heater control VIN: 1G3WT34T4P
Need a heater control for a 1993 cutlass supreme. It is no longer available new or reman. Anyone know where I may locate one. Tried e bay and got a bad one that I had to modify just to make it fit in the dash. I was told it is 1993 only. Also it is electronic ...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Crossover tube VIN: H11F178326
We have this vehicle and the engine coolant crossover tube is leaking. Gaskets need replacement. We have never done this repair before. The repair would be staight forward if the exhaust crossover was not in the way. Here is the problem / question. Alldata giv...
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L timing belt or accessory belt VIN: 1G2WJ12X9S
One of our good customers came in with a complaint of belt noise. checked serpentine belt it was OK. After taking serpentine belt off the noise went away. So i took off the timing belt cover and found debri on the pulley's and cracked belt. After removing the ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WJ52K2W
This car has a very interment stalling problem. The car will go without stalling somtimes for 3-4 weeks and somtimes will stall 5 times in one day. The stall always happens on a decell and the car always starts immediatly after stalling. Drove car with fuel pr...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G2JB5244X
hello my fellow techs i have this sunfire that is going no were.everything passes but nox under load.i scan this car and i get the egr code which could cuz the high nox p0405 exust gas recirculation valve sensor signal hlow.this car has no egr and i have check... Trouble codes: P0405 (exhust gas recirculation valve sensor signal low)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Charging System
Sorry guys, this is my first post & forgot the VIN at work. We are the 3rd or 4th facility to look at this problem. Engine idles rough & misfires when hot. I have noticed that the voltage is low when this is occuring. I am assuming the driveability concerns ar...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on, P1231, P1110 VIN: YS3ED58EX1
Hello Friends, The car was brought to me for 2 reasons. One was the MIL is on and the other, that it blows blue smoke on cold start (valve seals?). I have a Tech 2 with GM TIS 2000 but I recently signed up with Saab TIS 2000 & I have the Saab card and SPS fo... Trouble codes: P1110 (Charge air bypass valve performance problem), P1231 (Throttle position sensor 12 Circuit sum out of range no limp home)
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L front washers VIN: TS3FB49S03
The washers on this Saab are inop. I can operate them with the scanner(Tech2.) The switch signal is good(I can see it change on the scanner.) The low washer fluid switch works(I can see it change state on the scanner.) It seems to me that only leaves the modul...
1999 Saturn SC1 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G82P1286X
HELP iatn Saturn guys, Having problem with misfire== Code P0301 Cyl#1 misfire-- All ignition parts new & working-- Noted NO NOID signal to #1 Injector-- Anyone have this problem prior-- I AM leaning towards PCM --- any insight would be appreciated, Thanks in... Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L code set for rad. fan VIN: 5GZCZ23D23
Rad. fan circuit seting PO481 code and fan seems to work normaly,cycles with temp and AC. Did flow chart test for PO480 since Alldata didn't have one for PO481. Swaped relays with no help. Did voltage test and relay cavitys have voltage with key off. Flow char...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Oil pump VIN: JT5ST87K2P
Replaced the leaking water pump and the timing belt and tensioner spring. Had the oil pump mounted idler roller off for access to the water pump. Put it back together, added coolant, and ran it. BIG pressurized oil leak inside the timing cover. Removed the low...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L ignition switch VIN: JT3HN87ROT
customer said he can go for weeks with no problem and then the key will not turn let it sit for while and it turns right over.thinking tumblers anybody had similar problems,
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
Car is missing on number 1 cylinder after you run the car. the spark tube where the plug wire and boot go into appears to fill up with anti freeze ??? You can remove wire & boot, dry the tube out, start the car and it runs fine until it fills up with fluid. Wh...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Hi fellow techs I have my daughters 99 Camry, 2.2 that I bought in March and just got around to putting a headgasket and new timing belt and so on. The car started fine after the major repair and was running very well, for a day. I had to tow it back in due to...

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1987 BMW 325 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAB5404H
well the customer picked up vehicle said they were going to donate the vehicle. I wish i had more infomation to relay to everyone, thanks for the infomation you all supplied.
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L noise VIN: WBABK6327R
Well we got it. On this vehicle it came down to the aftermarkets not manufacturing these systems correctly.We came across a used catylitic convertor and muffler assembly off of an original and noise quieted down. I do remember having a similar problem with the...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52K8S
A large number of replies mentioned that the new harmonic balancer may be incorrect. These people failed to notice that in my original post I said that I had put the old one back on early in my diagnosis (it was changed due to the rubber part failing, not due...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L p0161 VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. This code did in fact indicate a failure with the right rear oxygen sensor heater. I had looked at the connections and checked for power and ground to the sensor when i replaced the sensor. I found when i... Trouble codes: P0161 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit failure.).
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs controler VIN: 1G1JC5243X
Thanks for the responces. We got this car back in today I was told the tone rings were ok. Those of you that said to ck for a cracked tone ring were right. The rt axle ring was broken. Someone may need to get there glasses adjusted. Thanks again for the...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L blower motor VIN: 1Y1SK52841
Well we did not get a chance to fix this one but the customer informed us that it is fixed. The customer would not leave the vehicle for more than 1/2 a day and when we needed to gain access to wiring from the switch/control panel to resistor and motor that ma...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LACKS POWER VIN: 1GNEL19X23
thank you all for for helping, each reply was very helpfull. the most improvement was made when delco plugs cap and rotor were installed, found #3 or 5 plug wire not fully seated, some other shop slid in some autolites. i removed the dist vent screans and mod... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf performance), P0300 (rendom missfire), C0221 (rf speed sensor open), C0223 (rf erratic sig), C0227 (lf erratic sig).
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCGG25V04
The throttle body was defective put another new one in & that solve the problem
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF23COT
Thanks for all the help. It turns out that the sensor trouble code was an anomoly. This is a mechanical injection system & doesn't have engine sensors for the computer. The temp sensor is for the gauge (Oops). The performance problem turned out to be a defecti...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13ZXY
WOW! What a nightmare...but it is fixed and down the road. Thanks to all for good suggestions. I finally found something on Identifix about cracked flexplates and decided to check that. We pulled off the cover and watched as the engine was slowly turned over a... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp), P0340 (No cam signal PCM).
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: 2B4GP74L51
Thanks for all the great responses! We used OE gaskets and so far so good. IATN is the best tool in my toolbox!
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18D53
Thanks to all who responded. The problem with this truck is one that we created by replacing the O2 sensor with an aftermarket unit! After we installed a dealer O2, the truck was fixed.. DON'T USE AN AFTERMARKET O2 WITH THIS TRUCK. Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 Sensor B1/S1 High Voltage).
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L coolant leak VIN: 2B3HD46R73
just as i was told by most everyone..waterpump was bad, about 6 hours later pump and t-stat were replaced. not bad for a first time. the design and installation of this pump assy is interesting yet fairly straight forward, removal of intake plenum, valve cover...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7LS38C75
1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y9J
Well I finally fixed this beast with some help from Identifix. As Joe from Montana and David from Texas suggested I made a new timing mark by bringing the #1 cylinder up to top dead center and made a new one, all to no avail however. The final fix was to chec...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP55244
Thanks techs for all the replys. Had some very useful replies. Bank decided not to repair or spend any more money on this one
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W44
Hello again and thanks for all the quick replies. I believe I was having a forest and tree issue. Once I dropped the drive shaft I was able to stick my head up betwwen the tank and exhaust and see all the connectors. Once I had all those connectors disconnecte...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L rear diff noise VIN: 1GKCT18W3S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We recieved several great replies and a couple of them hit it on the head. We put the cover back on and drove it. We found that the noise occurred in first but went away in 2nd. We tore down the tranny an...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L heater VIN: 1GKCS13W7W
I have not fixed this truck. I did perform almost all of the fixes that were sugested. Some of them 2-3 times. When it came down to doing things, like replacing the heater core, at big bucks, the customer pulled the plug. I guess, I would not want to spend tha...
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Power Steering VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
Well, we wanted to make sure that the vehicle was fixed. We did install another customer supplied OEM Remanufactured pump. We could not tell any difference in the power steering but they say it is fine and they are happy with it. We did check the screen and ...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18963
Hi all. thanks for all the great suggestions. Unfortunately, the customer has not returned with the van so far. Reading through the suggestions that were given, I tend to think that it very well may have been an EGR valve with incorrect lift problems. If the c... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1399 (undocumented code).
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Body control module VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Well I finally got the customer approval to replace the BCM, and that fixed it! They declined to replace the seat module, opting to leave it unplugged instead. With the new BCM the draw was less than 80ma, not ideal but certainly better than before. I received...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air ride VIN: SALMF11464
Several replies said we need mfg. specific software to clear the EAS ECU. I installed new air spring and activated pump and the solenoid to inflate the air spring to raise the front end of vehicle to level. This way the owner can drive the truck to the dealer ...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L sol. a & b VIN: JT8BF28G4X
Good day guys. Thanks to all who responded. In talking to the tech and the customer further, we found out the check engine light has been coming on and off for several MONTHS before we worked on it! When it would come on, it would fade in and out. We found 2 ...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Crank Pulley VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Thanks to everybody who replied.I ordered new crank pulley & installed without any problems.I still think its strange that belt was on like normal.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8T
Thanks for the replies. I end up to find a missing ground on the rear coils. Openning the wiring harness from the engine to the firewall I found the black ground wire broke on the spliter.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Evening People Well I finally got the ECM back and dropped it in .Hit the key and it started right up, again thanks for all the help. But, now it wont shift and the MIL lite is on. Pulled codes and have 3 solenoid codes? Customer says it did not have any t...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L electric window VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Thanks again IATN. After removing both front door panels and locating the reset buttons in the middle of the motors we were able to perform the reset procedure. We were able to abtain the procedure after talking on the phone with our local nissan dealership th...
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ14X2M
Found alarm relays under dash, apparently when in crank mode would rob voltage from ecm.remove relays car starts fine. Thank all of you for your input
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L steering shaft VIN: 1G2HZ5410Y
Thanks to all who replied. Each and every reply was excellent and helped convince my customer that we were on the right track. I found out that this noise has been there for over a year. I sprayed the shaft heavily with spray grease and this stopped the noise ...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6359W
I want to thank everyone who replied, a lot of good info and enough to help me get this one out the door. I had checked the cam timing thinking that if anything had jumped it would have been one of the cams since 3 cylinders were very rich and one was lean (no... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor).
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L ABS Codes VIN: 4S3BH89601
We will have to bring the car back to check for the O2 heater circuit problem that James suggested. The owner was not interested in spending much even after I told her that these systems may not function if needed. If we get a solution I will post the results...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF12B2V
Thanks to those who replied, this was a bizarre car that I finally pinned down to ONLY does it HOT (electronic) and is 100% RPM related. As it got warm the cutting out would start at 3000 RPM, as it got hotter it would drop to acting up at 2200 RPM. It was ve...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG28K8X
Every response I got said replace the VSV. I did fail to do one test on the VSV, the resistance check, and it failed. It had 122 ohms, should have had 33-39 ohms. I thought because it did actuate that it was good, but I did realize that a small delay in engagi... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient detected).
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
Thanks to all who took the time to offer their help!! Even though The MAF sensor waveform looked perfect, I decided to remove it and inspect for contamination. It was spotless. NAPA had an OEM rebox on the shelf so I decided to try a new MAF and reset KAM. ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300, P0301, P0305.
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAWM72N7Y
We found out the truck has only acted up for the owner one time and one for us. The owner wants the vechile back to drive. He will return when the problem acts up more often.It looks like a fuel flooding but have no good tests to prove it.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ride height
Thanks to those that replied. i never did get the ride height spec. but no problem, the customer has to take the car for a gov. inspection, then it's being lowered again , properly.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
Some great info out there, most I had already done. James [...] nailed it when he said to check the black plastic hose at the brake booster. My smoke machine missed this because of the check valve. I smoked on the other side of the valve and found four large... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WVWPD63B12
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. I think the bottom line is that there is no short cut to the job or any procedure that is better than others.Thanks again.
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