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1996 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3650T
The car came in as a no start. Supposedly it would stall and not start but eventualy crank up and the stall again. All we have seen is the no start. Ther car has fuel pump, and injector pulse. No spark. We had a igntion control module to test with and it is no...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L Air Bag Light VIN: WAUKC28D2Y
This car will keep setting code 00591 and 00592 Seat belt Switch. Using VAG COM software I was able to see the new module and make sure it was coded correctly 00107 same as old module, and even tried different coding and could see that would not work. Seat bel...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D11
Customer States Vehicle has Sparatic Idle when Cold. After Testing Replaced The MAF. and car runs better. Checked For Vaccuum Leaks and Did not find any. What was weird was the coolant gauge was not moving and then all of a sudden was acting normal scanner ind... Trouble codes: 16891 (Idle Control System Higher Then Expected), 17536 (Long Term Fuel Trim), 17544 (Long Term Adaptive System)
2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC58EX2
Hi Audi techs perhaps you could help me. I've run into this code on two other Audi cars. My Alldata tells me that you need a dealer tool to test this system and offers no other help, I've thrown darts at one of these cars with no avail. Is there anything commo... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary Air Injection)
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8325V
Hello everyone, This car came into the shop running poorly with MIL on with code P0340. Knowing that there is a problem with these cam sensors, we replaced it with a factory part. This took care of the drivabilty problem and car runs great BUT, on the second k... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft postion sensor)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341X
1st visit came in with po codes,130,150,[...],1189,1250- replaced the vent valve under intake with all hoses. ended up with bmw codes. 8, 153,76,26 found mass air flow missing 1 element. replaced maf sensor trans light, engine light, dsc light gone. too... Trouble codes: 8 (mass air flow meter), 203, 154, 202, 109, 151
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L brakes VIN: 1G4HR53L3N
On this buick only the left front and right rear brakes work and the pedal is very low. Throws codes 21 25 26 31 33 37 45 61. The rears are adjusted and all the linings are good. The ABS light has been on for a while but the customer brought it in because the ...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IG4HP53L2N
#3and #6 cyl misfire at idle,tried another coil pack and module,scope pattern seems to show 8 or 9 firing lines at idle on scope,raise the rpm up to 2000rpm scope shows 6 firing lines and miss seems to go away.Let engine come back to idle miss comes back.you c...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB52K9W
Thanks in advance to all for the help! Got this one from another shop trying to help out an older lady! Cuts out at times, usually turning or slowly cruising. Starts back up most times, sometimes won't stall for weeks! Owner had the car at the Dealer and they ... Trouble codes: P1626 (vtm)
1998 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2210W
When car is in "no start" mode and key is released from crank position, Tech 2 still shows 25 engine RPM. Fuel pump continues to run and injectors pulse slowly, just like its running at 25 RPM. Removed cam sensor to inspect for magnet- OK. Performed crankshaft... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Performance), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Performance)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L whistle VIN: 1G6KD54Y7W
this caddy has a whistle from the intake at idle. very high pitch and annoying. doesnt seem to affect driveability. no codes, fuel trims ok. spraying intake with carb spray doesnt seem to change anything, so i cant say for sure if its external leak, or perhaps...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P9S
I sure could use some help here...usually I'm giving help, this time I'm asking...I'm getting mine handed over to me on this one. It has spark,fuel pressure, but very random(at best)injector pulses.Sometimes just one per crank cycle, sometimes several, but ran...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L brakes VIN: 4GIJF32TOT
car originally came in for thumping noise in rear...changed rear shoes, hardware, hoses, wheel cylinders, and drums...has abs light on, has ets light on, and sometimes traction light on...came back then found front ball joint bad...replaced ball joint...also c...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L engine compartment VIN: 1GYY2256T5
I am investigating the cause of an engine compartment fire that appears to have started on the right side of the engine. Has anyone ever seen a 1996 Corvette engine fire or any knowledge what may have caused it? The fire was reported as starting at 4:30 am whi...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GB5K3R5WF
The axle seal was leaking and soaked the shoes so I replaced the brake shoes. While the truck is in the air with the axle out I adjust the brakes. When they barely touch the brake will all the sudden jam. I'll spin the drum backward and it will release. I'll s...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
i have checked all that is possible with out pulling trans cant find a good digram either ive about had it with this trk can any one shed some light please the motor is 700.00 dealer only the only code is motor ciur. ground fault
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Airbag light VIN: 1GCHK29U51
Hope a GM tech can help. I've got this 2500 that the airbag light is on, there are no codes, we can communicate with the module but it will not give codes, if you unplug a sensor it will then give you a code for that sensor. Plug it back in and clear the histo...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Starting VIN: 2G1WT58KX6
This car came into our shop for a winter check up. We found battery to be leaking. Replacing the battery we hooked up a battery saver and had the car in neutral. Now we have no BCM comm. Key is now stuck in the ignition with no crank and no body controls opera...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L heater VIN: 2G1WT55K66
Car has poor heat at idle, good heat driving down road over 1500 rpm, no leaks, system holds pressure, has new thermostat, radiator cap, has been air bled, new stat made it a little better heat all around but still poor at idle Thanks for any help Joe
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Air Bag VIN: 2C8GP64LX5
Would anyone know the weight of the Chrysler weights used to calibrate the seat sensors? I've found the Miller part listed on Tech Authority, but no weights given.
2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2.7L Stall VIN: 1C3EL75R95
hi guys i have a 05 chrsler siebring 2.7 liter, it came into shop with lean exhast codes stored after testing several things found out pcm needed a reflash for drivability problems simalar to the cars so sent to dealer and had reflash performed.customer came b... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean exhaust bank 1), 0174 (lean exhaust bank 2)
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP45R2T
Need help this van has us beat came in with no start checked for spark had spark on cyl #2+5 only changed crank sensor cam sensor coil pack + pcm still nothing during our testing the timing chain jumped replaced the chain still no spark on the other cyl`s chec...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23CXT
Cannot locate coolant temperature sensor. Mitchell and Alldata say coolant temperature sensor in left rear cylinder head. The "sensor" in that position is one wire and is the sender for the temp gauge. The trans only shifts the first three gears and won't go i... Trouble codes: P0117 (Ect voltage too low)
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF36771
any help or advice on this will be greatly appreciated. it is an 01 3500 with the cummins that is used for landscaping with a dump bed. i don't often work on domestics, mostly german sports cars. so please forgive my ignorance. going down the highway the t... Trouble codes: P0216 (p0230-), P0230 (p0251-), P0251, P0252, P1688, P1689
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Z21
Hi everyone! We just finished installing a Jasper engine and the engine runs very poorly and will hardly start and run at all. It is setting no codes and the TPS,MAP,ECT, and Cam/Crank sync all show good with the scanner. The fuel pressure is good and it seems...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Y81
quit while going down thruway. Has injector pulse and no spark. Found no gound pulse to coil. Went through test steps and mitchell last step says computer assumed bad at this time. Replaced computer after waiting for one from chrysler. had van towed to chrysle... Trouble codes: P0351
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L spark plug holes VIN: 1FALP62W6T
Hello Ford techs.Could someone please tell me where the oil comes from in the spark plug holes of these 4.6 and 5.4 engines.I can't tell you how many of these things I get for misfires and the plug wire or C.O.P. is comepletely saturated with oil.It does not l...
1997 Ford F-250 5.4L ride control VIN: 1TFTFX28L6
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTFX28L6V
the noise 1st was audiable lightly for a few seconds 2yrs ago, slowly the amount of time and decibles given increaces,certainly not to concernable in a say farm beater, but this owner desires to prevent further damage. before wildly dissasembling the valve roc...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Long Cranking VIN: 1FTDR15X6V
This ranger p/u has a hard time starting. When it starts constant black smoke.. Fuel pump and pressure are within specs. Ignition is fine. Runs very rich (when it runs) Could it be the pressure regulator? Any suggestions are appreciated..
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L oil change reminder VIN: 2FMZA5343X
Ok, here's the dumb question of the day for the Ford Fanatics- we repaired the system lean condition caused by a vacuum leak in the manifold. After changing the oil we tried to reset the oil change back to zero- following the owners manual carefully. We can ge...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise in exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
1st. cust. complaint is 'when first started in am, after idling for a minute or so, it will start making a blowing noise out the exhaust. light tapping on the brake pedal will make it stop. if continued to idle, the noise returns until the engine warms up. we ... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure high/low), P1248 (turbo boost pressure not detected)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hard start VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Hi guys I have this ford explorer that is losing fuel presure,when you start it runs poor for a few seconds then smooths out.Almost like the regulator is leaking.I have looked and can't find a regulator on this truck.only a fuel pulsation dampner on the fuel r...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P73
This car has the MIL illuminated for 1 to 3 minutes after a cold start. No codes are stored, neither hard nor pending. There are NO drivability complaints. The MIL may be on bright, dim, or flickering. The car needs a 3 to 4 hour cold soak before the light com...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31L46
Here is a good one for the Ford techs here. This van has a no start issue from time to time. At one time I had a code for no power to the fuel system . I do not recall the code number. Cleared it and could not get the van to act up again. Put it in service . A...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF37P16
Towed in no start. No DTC's. IPC is only 37 psi. New software on laptop has not been upgraded to include enhanced Ford information. Snap-On and MAC Taskmaster do not display IPR %. Have read many posts indicating test IPR. Where is the IPR located? Where is ...
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R7T
Doesn't this just have to be an ECM - or are we missing something...?
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Transfer Case VIN: 1GKFK16R5X
Hi folks-I'm looking for ideas on a noise in my own suburban. Its a creeking/popping noise that seems to be coming from the back end of the trans or the transfer case. It happens whenever torque is applied like starting from a stop or coming to a stop or going...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Gear range VIN: 1GTHK23162
When you shift this truck into gear (reverse or Drive) it will go into gear just fine and start to move, then it kicks to neutral and the range indicator on the dash starts to flash. It only does this on occasion and usually if you shift to park and back to ge...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L coolant
hey guys, this customer complains of poor heater operation( not hot enough). i personally think it could be hotter myself. anyway, he called today and asked me about doing a "vinegar flush" on the system. said he found another guy online that replaced his cool...
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L vibration VIN: 1J4FY19P8R
on rack suspension supported ran jeep in air at 1500 rpm. can feel vibration and see exhaust pipe from manifold to cat shake. pipe bends undertrans(manual) in s curve. pipe is kinked from contact w/ obstruction from bottom. pipe collapsed to about 1" for exhau...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Whistle VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
Hi Techs, I've got a loud whistle from Thottle Body area-abnormally loud. Only will happen after hard run at freeway speed, and only audible for 2-3 minutes, and only when throttle plate closed (idle and decel). Have ruled out HVAC, PCV, EVAP systems & brake b...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58N91
Hi all. Heres one that landed on our doorstep. Complaint was "a vibration". Actually a miss. Cylinder #4. No codes! Checked plug-slightly oily. Switched with known good cyl., no change. Same with coil, no change. Checked ohms on coil and injector, all good. Di...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK58K52
vehicle is blowing the asd relay fuse... will only run a few seconds. the tach surges. have disconnected the other items on the cirucit and have not found any pinched wires.
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8BD68S6W
This car quit running on the freeway as if it ran out of gas.Road service added 2 gallons of fuel to get it to the nearest filling station.At the filling staton the car only took 15 gals of fuel,with the 2 fron the service truck that makes 17.The vehicle is li...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U5Y
I am just about out of ideas on this Lexus! It started as a regular P0171 with a bad AMM but just refuses to cooperate with the normal fixes. It came in originally I replaced the AMM due to visibly dirty hot wires. I road tested it and the LTFT's were around 1... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean)
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C9R
My SnapOn Scanner doesn't like to speak Asian, and according to Alldata, you can get flash codes with a manual trans. car, but not with an auto. There is no wire in the "TEN" terminal position on this car (which is an auto). Is there a way that I can get codes...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Happy Holidays to everyone at iATN. We are struggling with identifying the issue with this mazda. There is a high frequency vibration on medium to hard acceleration. The problem only occurs in a first gear start. When accelerating in D2 it will not occur. Th...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Slips in all gears VIN: IYVGF22C62
First time customer. I drove the car before the axles were replaced and felt no problems. We replaced the axles last week and now the transmission will not shift properly and O/D lite is flashing. Obviously it is in limp mode. The fluid is full but smells burn...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K84
greetings to all! this car is running rough and is not idling properly. i looked for vaccum leaks and none found. checked charge system and all checked ok. checked fuel pressure, pressure is within specs (70psi). replaced mass sensor and problems remains. do a... Trouble codes: P0506 (idle control system rpm below expected)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
hello fellow techs. i have this MAxima california emissions with a bad hesitation under load all the time, when driving normal the car drives and runs good trying to pass somebody the car hessitates and has no power at all, i checked fuel pressure and flow all... Trouble codes: P1320, P0302
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4A111D93
this car came in for poor heat at idle heat is very hot while driving found it to be low coolant due to leaking radiator replaced radaitor used nissan bleed procdure tbo2-o47a several times then replaced water outlet valve and thermostat nissan parts bleed onc...
1996 Other Asian 3800 444CID Surge VIN: 1HVBBABNOT
Hello. Techs. Looking for a solution. It is a 1996 Thomas School Bus. The problem is, after starting, the engine will surge.Will not Idle steady. I thought it was because of a cold engine, but no it continued to surge. We parked it running last week, while wai...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L abs code c1226 VIN: 1G2NW12E03
customer states lites come on when driving. the code is for a 8 mph speed difference on r/f sensor. scoped sensor which was fine same amplitude as the others. replaced sensor to eliminate intermittent sensor fault. Was beginning to think customer was spinning ...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start VIN: 5TEMU52N75
Owners have lost Ignition key, that is encoded and apparently has to go to the Dealer which is a $400 Tow away. I can get a key cut, but am wondering if there is any Scan Tool in the after market that can set up the Anti-theft system. I have a Master Tech, But...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5348W
We have a car that runs rich and sets a ECM-231/ P0171 code. Fuel pressure is good. We have tried a new air mass meter, front O2 sensor, and ECM out of another T5 that runs fine. Data stream shows all data the same except air flow. The car that runs good shows... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim lower limit)

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAULC68EX3
Well, I've met my match. After having been deeply involved in Volvo for the last 17+ years and with having a small shop, it is with heavy heart (I've known this Audi owner for 20+ years) that I have to wisely bail out. I've discovered that without a current ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L seats VIN: 442CH95453
thank you for the replies.. i sent the seats over to a friend who has come up with a different method of repairing the cables and gives you a lifetime garranty...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4CW52K7W
I want to thank everybody for their help. I checked the pcv system and everything was fine. So I did what was suggested by one person; I pulled all the plugs and used the GM top-end cleaner by filling the cylinders with it and letting it sit for a couple of da...
1985 Chevrolet Astro 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCCM15E2F
sorry for the delay on this close, i replaced the distributer but still no injector pulse,traced wiring back to the ecm,checked all grounds and connections.customer decided it was time for a new van...i don't blame him!! thankyou for all the help on this night...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, VTD flashing VIN: 1G1ND52JX1
I'm calling it fixed for now, although it is/was very intermittent by nature.. I replaced the previously new replacement ignition lock "sensor". All circuits tested good, and both the switch/harness and the lock-sensor had been replaced 5 months prior. We warr...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L no low beams VIN: E029169502
this one is done thank everyone for there replies. i follow the blue ground wire from the front were they join the two headlights to the ground. expecting to find it there or that the battery ate through the wire. there is a connector in front of the ip junct...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L security lamp VIN: 2G1WH52K03
thanks for all the replies, replaced the bcm, problem gone.
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MF3364X
o.k. i can finnally close this one thank you for the responces which varied to say the least a few of you were right i believe when u said to change the injector pump. but do to the differing responces and what all data said i gave the customer the option of c... Trouble codes: P1689.
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF236X2
ok we have checked all wiring 5 to 6 times over 2 different tech who were un aware of the issue with the truck i now only get a p0343 and p1475 all wiring checked demoed a snap on modis back probed both sensors 5v supp...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L driveline VIN: 3B6MC36662
We were unable to resolve this isue at this time.many thanks to those that did reply.we return the vehicle to the owners to see if the problem is new to them or already exsist.I spoke to the tech at the deeler he said that this is a on going problem that has n...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C83
First I want to thank everyone who replied. The problem turned out to be body repair. The car had been in a major accident and many computer grounds had paint under them. After removing the grounds and griding the paint off under them the car is now running...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Thanks for all the helpful replies. Most pointed to a defective IAC valve. A couple mentioned the TSB for 96 that involved a new resonance chamber in the air duct (this car already had that update). Replaced the IAC and heard from the customer this morning tha...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDF15YXS
Ok were good... Many repley's on checking shift forks...I thought these knuckleheads dont think i looked at the shift forks thats the first thing i looked at apon dissasemble.. how ever after realy intrully looking at the shift forks.. the i/2 fork is warn ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08L8W
Most said we still had a bad coil or a new coil that was bad. We had both: one more bad coil and one of the new ones we put in was bad. Thank you to all who replied. The lessons are: 1) Must have over 1/2 tank of fuel for missfire monitor to function on this m...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing VIN: 1FAFP6638W
Well,the old saying the little things get you,really got me.Talk about feeling useless!!After driving the car 5-6 times,I finally got codes from the PCM.0303&0304.Before that,not even a pending code.According to the customer the plugs had been replaced within ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs sensors VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks guys, I had problems removing sensors from hubs so replaced both hubs. Problem solved. Apparently at low speed and turning while stopping, the abs sensors did not put out enough or incorrect information, thus tripping a mild abs activation. There wa...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU18L3Y
I'd like to thank everyone for their help with this one. I still haven't fixed it, and lately it hasn't been acting up as much, but a couple of people suggested checking for the anti-theft light when it happens, and someone sent me a Napafix bulletin concerni...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04B81
We got frustrated trying to make aftermarket,pass-through flash tool (Bosch) work. Sent car to Ford dealer to flash the PCM they sold us. Ford's flash tool (IDS) worked fine. Tim [...]... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP purge valve circuit malfunction).
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W8X
Thanks to all to replied, I agree that the pump is the problem, But I can not confirm due to the customer declined repairs. He says he would like to tackel this himself. We will see if it returns? Thanks again and Merry Christmas. Todd [...] Trouble codes: N0NE.
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L 2-3shift VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
Hello everyone, I apologize for not closing this request at a sooner time. I ended up going for the pcm. I went with an aftermarket, they took the vin programmed it and sent it out. All i had to do was the 30min relearn process and she was up and running. ...
2002 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L rear lights VIN: 1GTGG25WX2
we have fixed this vehicle and want to thank the 13 who responed and put me on the right track .I tried to thank each person as i read there email but a few i could not send out . the fix was 2 new complete rear socket assb. and their wiring harness. they cost...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L engine block VIN: SAJGX2745V
Thanks for the replies. Most suggested a factory rebuild, which is the way we are going with this. Being in Hawaii and with shipping costs , getting the engine from the local dealer was the best deal. Dave
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA71C74
Thank you for all of your replies. It was mostly said to put smoke machine on it and check.I didnt think it could leak in so many different places at one time but the major one was intake. Thank you all again.
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
Thank you everyone. Danny hit the nail on the head. I ended up putting a factory distributor in and all is fine. Again thank you all
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition lock VIN: WDBBA45A8E
Hi everybody and thanks for your help. It turned out that I had to replace the whole assembly, I tried to cut the ring off witch I did but could not save the housing. So we replaced everything and it's on the road again. Sometimes you better off to do that the...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4 matic awd VIN: WDBED30E3N
Thanks for the replies, this vehicle left before any additional testing could be performed and has not yet returned.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, rattle noise VIN: 1MEFM653XY
Problem was corrected by installing new timing belt and performing other maintenance issues. Thanks so much for all the helpful input. Saved us time and made us more proficient. What through me off was the unusual noise. Any other time I would have immediately... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T42
Replacing the front O2 sensor resolved the customers concern. The light is out and the readiness tests have completed. Thanks to all that reasured me on my diagnoses. I checked alldata and couldn't find a bulletin that applied to this model and year. So it... Trouble codes: P0132 (B1S1 high voltage).
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WJ14X3M
Well, After going around and around with the customer, I tracked down the company he ordered the injectors from. As I stated in related repair history, the injectors were replaced with the engine. I have a habbit of ohm testing injectors when installing new en...
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L cooling system VIN: 2G2FV22P4R
yes it was overheating at idle , air dams were all in place , the customer told me it was all stock but the fans came on at 231 , all the air bleeds were there and yes i bleed the system many times and found no air in system we replace the thermostat and the t...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L ABS Module, ETS Light, Air Bag Light... VIN: 1G2JB5241W
First off thanks to the techs that took the time to help me. Using symptom based diagnosing and identifix archives, I determined I had a serial data problem. I did eventually pull a DTC from the ABS module. C1255 Internal Failure. The diagnostic procedure (ide...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
thanks to everyone who replied as it turns out the oil pump needed to be replaced after replacing the oil pump the vehical still didnt start (still no compression) i cranked for a while hoping to get the lifters to unpump to no avail new lifters are 300 bucks ...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX54K81
As many of you stated before...go back to the basics. A new started solved the issue.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Lack of Power VIN: JT3VN29V5R
Thanks to all who replied. The customer called it quits on this one, but I think I know what the problem is. The knock sensor and/or the harness fail and the PCM defaults to a retarded timing setting, causing a lack of power. Unfortuneately the sensor is under...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVA81H1V
thanks to everyone who responded.the fix was a bad ignition coil,and a ignitor assy. thanks again you were alot of help
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714R
This vehicle is fixed the problem was the MAF sensor. The Volvo MAF sensor does not use a default value like GM or Ford. So my tests of disconnecting the sensor as a test lead me down the wrong path. We still have the knock sensor code, but the customer will s... Trouble codes: 433.
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire VIN: YV1VS29513
Thanks to all who have replied! We pulled the cylinder head off and pressure tested each cylinder. valves in cylinder 2 and 3 where leaking due to worn faces and seats. A valve job and this volvo is back in action. This is not the first volvo with relatively ... Trouble codes: 44 (missfire within first 1000 eng revolutions after start), 45 (missfire within first 1000 engine revolutions after start), P0302.
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38224
Vehicle has been repaired. She brought her car to one of the dealers that did not want to help me and they ended up updating the software. I armed her with a copy of the TSB and an invoice from my shop explaining that the vehicle needed a software update. S... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich - Bank 1).
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