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2007 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Turn signals, wipers VIN: WUARL48HX7
Vehicle was brought in by body shop. had wiring harness damaged in rt front wheel well. replaced wiring harness which went to rt headlight assembly,rt front impact sensor, and something(?) just above right air intake for intercooler. Headlights work on low bea...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE2315R
Vehicle will not accel properly when first started. Has very limited power (10-20%) until after driving for approx 5 min, then it performs okay and will continue to perform well until the vehicle is turned off and restarted. The engine does not miss during thi...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L brake light on VIN: WBAVB13576
2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WS52J54
This vehicle has several problems which occur intermittently: occasionally the engine will hesitate on a medium acceleration; 2nd issue: engine will crank over fine but won't start. It did start after a couple of attempts: this only occured once at our shop & ...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L temp gauge VIN: W06VR52R4W
this ones got me stumped i just replaced the oil cooler and flushed out the system on one of these nightmares and after the fix the coolant temp gauge reads fully cold and will not move was wondering if anyone else has come across this or has any tips all help...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L rack VIN: 111111111
hi guys, hope you can help on this one. came in no p/s to left. replaced rack & pump. evreything works fine, message on driver info center service steering system with every key on. hit reset will go out till key off than on. there is a sensor in rack. does it...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: IG6KD54Y63
hi guys i have this deville in the shop i put a brand new ebcm module in it has 3 codes c1248 ebcm turned the red brake warning on c1255 internal malfunction c1255 m3 internal malfunction i check alldata says the module is unprogerm i have the tis and the tech...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G1JF12T0T
Intermittently this vehicle will start up Ok, then customer drives a very short distance( couple of blocks ) and the car will stall. She has a hard time getting it to start and when it finally does start there is a fuel odor. Then the car runs fine for maybe a...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L heater VIN: 1G1JF12T2X
HELLO ALL, I am in a real Jam hear HELP!! This vehicle has had a previous repair by a mech that is no longer here. I need some insight on the build and workings of this air box. The problem is a lack of heat all the time. The core is new and the tstat is new. ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCT19W9Y
hi guys, i have a 2000 s-10 pickup with a cut out problem. this truck runs like a top, no misfires, idles fine, except for when you start out and as soon as the tach hits 3000 rpm the motor cuts out almost like a rev limiter. it cycles two or three times the...
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L bind up slight turn VIN: LGBEL19W81
customer noticed a bind sensation on turn under slight accerlation;is awd 136 gm t/c. with solace command on tight bind in turn as i would expect when command off still feels like binding but not as tight. new lube put in 12,000 mles ago when chain installed. ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Heater VIN: 1GCHK23234
Hey all. This one I think is a possible blown headgasket, but have not been able to verify it yet. An intern at our shop performed a flush on the cooling system of this truck. The next day, the owner brought it back for a complaint of no heat and low coolant l...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N9V
Customer brought this Chrysler to us after his son lost interest in it. Original problem was the the first engine seized due to lack of oil. Replaced with wrecking yard engine. I do not have the core however. Could not get the car to fire. He replaced with wre...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L ps fluid VIN: 2C8GP64L62
Hello Chrysler techs. I've got this van here that pulls air into the power steering at high rpm. Customer states this problem has been present for 2 years but no one could figure it out. The system operates 100% normal until it hits 2800 rpm. It seems to me th...
1999 Daewoo Nubira SX 2.0L locked VIN: KLAJ52Z1XK
Can anyone tell me the unlock procedure for the radio on this car. I searched the archives and did find a list of code #s. I do not have an owners manual for this car, so I am not sure of the proper sequence of buttons to use for this procedure. Thanks
1991 Dodge Caravan 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B4GK25K8M
Van came in 5 months ago no start replace shorted map sensor started.Van just towed in no start.No fuel pressure .Checked fuel pressure no pressure and had power to pump but pump not running.Found tank leaking gas so replaced tank and pump assembely. Van start...
1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C2Z
Vehicle came in with code P1494 Leak Detection Pump Pressure Switch, about 1 1/2 years ago, failed for state emmissions test. We diagnosed the LDP failed, replaced pump and filter, cleared codes and test drove, EVAP monitor run, no code. Last month customer ma... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak Detection Pump Pressure Switch)
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X6W
This truck came in with a MIL light on and code p1391 intermittent loss of CMP or CKP. performed a pinpoint test as outlined in alldata and the cam sensor and crank sensor both test okay up to the pcm connector. also checked the wave pattern and frequency of b... Trouble codes: P1391
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L evap
need to know if the whole dash needs to come out to remove heater box.i have most of the dash unbolted to see if i can swing it out far enough to get the heater box out.there is a large bracket under the steering column that bolts to the fire wall.does that ha...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C73
vehicle came in with a severely tracked coil and in need of a major tune up did it all and still has a rough idle. also did a fuel injection service and cleaned the throttle body. look at scan data and found a lazy upstream 02 replaced it. heres the weird part... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C53
Hello all, I have this car, which did not skip a beat, until now, parked it came back 3 weeks later under snow, and now no start, already replaced cam belt, cam sensor, crank sensor, plugs wire, fuel pumps, just wont kick. This code does show Fuel Injection Pu... Trouble codes: P1285 (unknown)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
vehicle came in with an idle problem. scan tool showed air flow sensor out of spec. at idle.unplugged sensor vehicle clears up and runs fine. replaced airflow sensor and idle air valve, checks good for about 2 wks. vehicle returns with same trouble. no codes f...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2FALP73W1X
HELP!!!I've got this car here that will not charge at idle , under load .If I raise the idle speed by 50 rpm it charges fine.If I shut part of the accessories off it will charge fine.If I put it in gear(like at a stop sign)it will not charge.Output voltage @ i...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 1FMZU32X9X
Hello to all. Especially the Ford techs. We got this 99 explorer 4.0l ohv engine in today and the oil is in the coolant. Not coolant in the oil pan!!! It does not have a oil cooler. Over head valve engine so I would assume the oil goes through the camshaft to ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Lurches forward VIN: 1FTSW31S0X
Again thanks in advance. This [...] truck lurches forward in park at startup only in the morning, and only when the weather is cold.Transmission flushed last year,fluid still clean. There is no other driveability concearns. any ideas or thoughts? Marv
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FDWX36F11
No codes present and the oil was changed recently, On cold start up there is a lack of power, Vehicle runs sluggish, after about 10 minutes at opperatting temp the power returns. In other words when cold the truck wont get out of its own way then after it has ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FDRE14W82
Hello fellow techs. I have a problem child here and hope somebody has the missing piece of information. When the van wont start I have good power to the pcm at all power supply pins(enough to light a headlight brightly) and I have good grounds to all pcm pin...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Vehicle has knocking from rear of motor that sounds like the flywheel hitting the starter or a cracked flywheel. Removal of the torque convertor and starter had no affect. Engine performance is normal and noise is not affected by temperature. Also no change in...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14514
this f150 came to us with the overdrive light flashing and trans fault displayed in the information display. we scanned for codes and got p0712 - trans fluid temp sensor signal output low and p1783 - trans fluid over temp we check fluid level and added 3 qts o...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAHP71W65
vehilce is a police car and driver states abs and brake lights come on intermitently, code in the system is u0073 bus error. i have checked for rubbed through wires and a good visual inspection of brake system. several miles of test drives and cannot get the c...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L headliner area VIN: 1HGCB9851M
water dripping down from headliner a few inches inboard of the right side C-pillar. this is an Accord wagon and its my car so dont be shy about a creative approach. i have no clue what the problem is this car is straight as the day it was made never any accide...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31D7V
Car was towed from another shop for nostart.It had 0psi fuel pressure,replaced fuel pump.We now have 40 psi while cranking,has no codes stored in ecm,shows 36ms injector pulse on snap-on scanner.we have good spark out of the 4 coils on the passenger side.car s...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire
Got a 2.6 Rodeo that is a good one.I was told it came in as a no start and fuel pump was replaced.Car started and drove fine and was given back to the customer.Customer returned a couple of hours later saying car was running rough.Tech told me car ran fine unt...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W5Y
This car has a sad repair history. It wound up in my shop with a no-start after engine rebuild. Removed coil to check for spark. When we turned key on, the spark plug fired continuously. I don't think this is normal! If anyone has seen this problem or can help...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Control arm bushings VIN: SAJHY1545K
Greetings. Front lower control arm bushings on this car are very worn. Is there a way to do this without the special spring compressor. None of our compressors will fit this car since the opening at the bottom of the lower wishbone is so small, approx 1 1/2 in...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4G278S9P
Jeep has 240K miles on it but transmission was rebuilt 80K miles ago. We installed a starter on Jeep. Customer drove Jeep 5 miles. Shut it off but starter had stayed engaged and was still engaged. Starter quit when it finally burnt up. Flywheel looks great. St...
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L airbag light on VIN: YHURD67899
after replacing clock spring on the jeep, light was still on,checked with a drb 3 and it said occupant system needed reset,looked into repair and needed a special set of weights,called miller special tools and they said weights cost 800.00.just wanting to know...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L only wipers VIN: AXYY934681
customer came to me with wipers only working on high speed, the other fuctions are inop. ie intermitent, auto, or slow speed. checked for power at motor, only has power on high speed. checked and replaced relays for wiper system, no luck. pulled a wiring diagr...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YGVF22C8W
Greetings. Check engine light is on for code P0340 for camshaft position sensor. Checked sensor waveform on scope and it didn't look too bad, but not really knowing what the output should be, we installed a new sensor. The light comes back on almost immediatel... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor)
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S1W
Hello! I have a P0135 Oxygen sensor heater circuit malfunction code that is intermittently causing me problems. Customer came in with 2 heater circuit codes, Both upstream sensors. Checking continuity on heater circuit of sensor, B1S1 was open; B2S1 had high r... Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen Sensor Circuit Heater Malfuntion Bank 1 Sensor 1)
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dash back lights VIN: WMWRE33423
vehicle came in with the fuse #21 blowing when e-brake was pulle. also the dash/instrument lights (not courtsey lights) staying on & battery dying while sitting. we checked arcives & found problems with the connector below fuse panel. we cleaned & reconnected ...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Charging VIN: JA3AM84JXS
O.K. I don't know if it's my computer or if the site is acting up. I couldn't fill in all the blanks. This is a Mitsu. 3000GT with a 3.0 DOHC. The alternator is not charging. I checked power at WHT/RED = 12.3v Red = 12.3v and Blue + 12.3v all with KOER. ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L sunroof rail and motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y7X
Then an attempt to open the roof during freezing cold weather resulted in the roof jammimg open. Thus I removed and replaced both rails and both cables. Put motor back in and roof closes 99% of the way. Stops when it is retracted, but does not drop down to sea...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HJ01P0M
This vehicle runs great under load and hard acceleration. RPM at almost 6000 on hard acceleration. While checking cruise readings vehicle started to overheat and cooling fans were not working. My Tech turned on the AC to command fans on and HC readings dropped...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
customer cam in, said pepboys read codes. told him it needs an iac for $30. the codes we found didnt say anything about iac. but coolent temp can affect it. did all the tests alldata says. mitch test. solus test,past everything. but does act like an idle air c... Trouble codes: 1126 (coolent temp), 430 (cat effi)
2000 Other GM WORKHORSE 6.5L No Start VIN: 5B4KP32R2Y
OK guys,I know nothing about GM diesal trucks.THIS truck is a good friend of mine and Im trying to help him.Well it came in with a no start,I WENT TO CHECK IT FOR codes,but it said it did no have a ecm it said to pull the code threw the tcm,well I did this.The...
1997 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP2586V
1997 voyager, no start problem. has good spark, but no injector pulse. noid light will flash once when you try to start then will not flash. checked all fuses. had code 11 for cam/crank sensor. replaced both sensors, with no change in problem. have refrence vo... Trouble codes: 11 (cmp ckp sensor)
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out
I brought this vehicle in changed the belt also low coolant light would not go off had plenty coolant so i unplugged sensor on rad and replugged it... well the low coolant light is off now but the engine starts then stalls after 2 or 3 seconds tried diconnecti...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BE6867Y
Car drove in with leaking head gasket. We pulled engine to replace Head gaskets. With engine out we also replaced T-belt, Water pump, front seals idlers, tesioners, rear separator plate. Started right up and ran. Warmed up, cycled fans and test drove no proble... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit range/performance problem), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit range/performance problem)
1993 Toyota Tercel 1.5L heater
this car came in with no heat. The top rad hose was the same temp as the heater hoses and the temp gage at the bottom This car had only run a few minutes at this time and the t/sat should not of been open yet. The t/stat was replaced and a road test performed,...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K2Y
Help, PO340 code appears immediately on start up.vehicle has poor drivability. lab scoped cam and crank sensors at sensor connectors and at the ecm both patterns are good.wiring has to be good to the ecm or I would not have a good wave form..tested power and g... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A82
Hi Guys Banging my head here. This thing runs real bad for my customer most of the time. She says it lacks power and runs rough. Feels like it will quit but never does. Four times she has brought it in and it always runs great for me. Today I drove it for 2 h... Trouble codes: P0136 (O2S SENSOR MALFUNCTION-B1S2 This code most often), P0171 (lean bank one note often has this code), P0174 (lean bank two sometimes has this code), P0301 (misfire note often has this code), P0305 (misfire note often has this code), P0303 (misfire sometimes has this code)
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU14R94
This puppy came in as a no start & we found that the theft light was blinking rapidly with the key on. There was a code B2799 in the PCM (we can't communicate with the immobilizer directly). I verified the integrity of the comm lines (EFIO/EFII @ immobilize... Trouble codes: B2799 (ECM/Immobilizer communication)
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spark VIN: R4W1030869
this car was brought in for a stalling issue when it rains. i had found a cracked coil and replaced it with a complete tune-up. i still have no spark and had checked voltage to the coil.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
the vehicle came to us for an emissions test and failed NOx. we found that the vehicle was overheating. the dealer told us they have had issues with the water pumps. we changed the water pump and sure enough half of the plastic fins were missing. once the repa...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L flywheel area VIN: WVWTH63BX1
This car has a rather loud squeeling sound from the rear of the engine compartment at idle, weather in gear or not. Listening with a piece of hose, the sound is coming from inside the bell housing. The noise diminishes and eventually goes away with increased r...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Engine VIN: 3VWCP21C41
These darn diesels! I've had a run of these with very strange solutions, and they are driving me crazy. This one won't go over 2600 rpm in neutral. No turbo boost, black smoke out the tail pipe, no codes. Car has a new fuel filter, pickup screen has been clean...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWRH63B31
Hello Volkswagon Techs, I am having problems with this Passat. The passengers side valve cover will not seal. I have had problems with the hydrolic tensioners leaking before, so the Quality tune down the way sent me this vehicle after the could not get the ga...
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWKG61JX4
WE Keep Getting This Reacurring code p3017-19473 cannot find any info on cause or effect any help would be appreaceated. Trouble codes: P3017
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L turbo oil chang VIN: YV1FX8845J
The Question is engine oil change interval for turbo and non turbo. I was recommending 3K mileage for engine oil change interval to a Volvo customer and to treat it gently by a cool-down process after a hard run (e.g. freeway). I actually got challenged by a V...

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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L will not crank VIN: WBADN6345Y
Hello There, Thanks for all of the info. The final repair was a shorted Coolant temp harness, due to a shorted thermostat. Repaired the wiring harness & installed a new thermostat. Veh is now opperating as designed.
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Traction control VIN: WBADN63473
Most of the replies suggested things that were already done. They ranged from tires, sensors, shocks, and the abs module. We have taken it to a BMW specialty shop and they say that the car is acting like it is supposed to act. Unfortunately I think I am going ...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4HP53L0N
I would like to thank all who replied you guys are great. well went back and adjusted rear brakes and problem solved.
1987 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BN51H7H
thanks to all who replied, especially to those who zeroed in on the distributor and pickup coil. i removed distributor, cleaned rust from pole piece, sharpened the 8 teeth a bit with a file, replaced the pickup coil and problem solved - smooth engine, no serv... Trouble codes: 12 (13 -), 13 (14 -), 14 (15 -), 15 (21 -), 21 (24 -), 24 (testing and results).
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W8W
Thank you for the great help I received. many things were mentioned. the most popular were vac leaks and damaged distributors and drive gears. Egr valve problems and carbon were also mentioned. In the end, I ran a compression test using #3 as known good cy... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire).
1998 Chevrolet P30 Stepvan 6.5L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GBKP32Y4W
OK guys. She is back together and ran my route for 1/2 the day today with 75 psi cruise and 45 psi idle on the oil pressure gauge. Of the responses I got the consensus was to replace the pump/relief valve since they are combined. After further discussion an...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L hradlamps VIN: 2G1WH55K12
i replaced bcm as many of our members suggested and this did cure my problem. i did find a short in left door lock switch ,not sure if this caused falure or not . THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP. AND SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO POST FIX I WAS ON VACATION FOR THE HOLID...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC29U84
Sorry about the delay, after reading all replies & tripple checking everything again. I replaced the vent valve solenoid once more and cleared the codes. The vehicle was driven over 3,000 miles in 10 days but the monitors would not run. Customer brought in to... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent performance).
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GNDV23L45
Here is what fixed it - Installed new battery with new post bolts (battery was discharging in 2 days just sitting / was a factory installed battery)/ When removing battery on this unit you have to take apart the fuse block that is located over it - found Power... Trouble codes: P1626 (anti theft fuel enable circuit), U1000, U1300, U1301.
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L no start VIN: KL1TD52645
thanks for all the help,, this car ended up at the dealer,, and i was told there was a 500amp fuze blown?? I plan to get the particulars and add to this close,,
1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L odometer display
Well I got together with my brother over the holidays and got to the bottom of the problem. He did indeed fry something in the original cluster when trying to do the solder repair. The known working cluster I sent him apparently was damaged in shipping.(thanks...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7HC13Y7W
Thanks to all your input on this one. We ended up putting an o2 sensor in it and ran it in the shop for 1 hour and test drove it 30 miles and it ran like a champ. This vehicle gave me some schooling. It ran like this prior to us installing a new cat, and never...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HR28NX1
Most of the replies told me that I had a shorted Crank and possible cam sensor. I had disconnected all sensors and injectors, but turn on the key and all relays in the fuse box just clicked. I had fuel pressure and refrence voltage to all sensors but still nod... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES.
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L throttle plate linkage VIN: 1FTCR14X5N
Good morning! After a few conversations/faxes with our Ford Parts Dept they say that part is available only as part of the throttle body. I took the suggestion and sent the piece as a sample to the auto wrecker who supplied one in decent shape. Thanks for th...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L ABS valve? VIN: 1FTCR10A7R
It was proved to be a faulty master cylinder causing a pressure drop. Upon removal, it showed to be leaking from the back of the cylinder. Once replaced, the problems went away, and no sign of return of the ABS light.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X9W
thanks to those that replied. it was a bad injector. #5 it was a hard one to get to test being stuck under the plenum. i only have the snap-on scanner at this time, in the process of getting a master tech which i beleive would of made my life much simpler. tha...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise in exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40462
Overall The advice given to me on this repair was limited but sometimes any help is better then none. For this repair all i have been given the oppertunity do was correct a battery terminal issue. Still waiting to get car back in and try taking more measurment...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZV73K63
Most replies were for a door latch switch or broken wires. We found an open ground wire to the door switches. Ran new ground wire through jamb loom and spliced to harness. Evidently some of the modules were detecting the door latch switch in closed position an...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L lighting VIN: 2FMZA52254
2008 Ford f350 5.4L wiring VIN: IFTZW1389F
Thank you everyone for the help the wires are on the driver side below the headlight switch taped to the wire harass going to the relay center for the uplifter switches
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L no power VIN: JACDH58VXN
well it was the timing belt.after checking everything else we decided to pull the covers.we found out from the dealer that it had a belt replaced about a month ago and then found that was when the problem started.why dont the owners tell you everything,they di...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 1st gear VIN: JACDS58X82
Most items pointed to a wiring concern. I did find out that I have no power to pressure solenoid. Now if I can figujre out why, I'll be in business. Thanks for all of your help.
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJNX2744T
Steve, thanks so much. I just had to let engine warm up for a few minutes to get coolant warm and came right on and working normal. Guess this just came down to lack of info on my part. I never let the engine warm up enough. Alldata has no description of syste...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L p1698 tcm no communacation VIN: 1G4GW68N8X
problem finely became constant scoped transmit from tcm to pcm and data was as high as 12volts unpluging alt would make it normal tried known good alt and still lose data/comm. after scopeing all tcm power and grounds with good patterns i replaced tcm and r...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1J4FF48S6Y
Well, the customer bought an instrument cluster with my help on-line. He paid about $65.00 including shipping. My recommendation to the customer was if this cluster works for a decent amount of time or even if it doesn't, it is money well spent. It is unwise t...
1987 Mazda B2200 SE-5 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF313XJ
Thanks for all the tips guys. A week later before he got me an oem distributor, the headgasket failed. Just a string of bad luck I guess.
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 6MMAP57P8V
I installed a used pcm,it stopped falling on its face but it still had a miss.Customer did not want to spend the money to replace the plugs and wires.Thanks for all your help...
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Starting VIN: JAP727ERT7
It got to be a little more complicated but the gut=ys at the tune up performance shop had burnt up the original so they bought a new one so the key learn system would not work, I did get the 4 didget code to program the keys so all is well
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
thanks for everyones response. The distributor was replaced 6 months ago. no problem there. Smoke tested w/cold. no leaks. Cleaned throttle body and let sit for 2 days and retried. Perfect! Checked again today and all is well. Thanks guys
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Convertor VIN: 1C4GJ44G5Y
Thanks to all who took their valuable time to assist me with this problem. From the the replies it sounds as if this is not an unusual thing. Jim and Oakley suggested antifreeze contamination from the cooler in the radiator, this did not seem to be the cause ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L antitheft
Thank you to all 11 replies that I received I was pleasantly suprised by the quick response I got to my problem.every one suggested the relearn process which worked fine. If this returns I have suggested to look at the Ign cyl like a few of you mentioned Than...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Brake Pedal VIN: 1G2NF52E71
Hey guys, thanks for all the help, it was the vacuum brake booster check valve. I pulled the valve off the vehicle and I could see water marks, replaced valve and customer is happy. Thanks again, Rob
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: BG50022556
Thanks to those that took the time to help, a special thanks to Wayne for the much needed info. Sorry for the delay but the workshop was closed for the christmas break. I tested everything i could and was unable to fault, i gave the job to my foreman for a fre... Trouble codes: 66 (two stage twin turbocharger system).
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Unknown VIN: JTEHF21A42
When testing powers and grounds at the PCM found voltage drop of 1.5 volts on reference ground wire. Ran a new ground wire from PCM connector E8, pin 17 and all the shifting problems are a thing of the past.
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L daytime running light VIN: 1NXBR32E93
IATN to the rescue. Thanks to everyone replying. Two people hit the nail on the head--or the headlight switch I should say. Turns out when it got really cold, the circuitry inside the headlight switch kept sending power and left the headlights on. Now I call ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWSF29M2X
I have taken a used injection pump and injectors from a wrecked car that we have.I cured the air in the fuel system by replacing the check valve on the filter.I have checked the lifters and cam lobes everything looks good,now i have a 17958 charge pressure ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H3X
Wow! Special thanks to all of your reply's!! Well its fixed! I started with everyone's response to the Glow Plug Bridge assembly problem. After removing the bridge from the vehicle, simply taking an ohm meter across the wire which feeds cylinders 2&4 and t... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit A malfunction).
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L ABS hydraulic unit VIN: YV1LS571XS
This car has and still is a pain in my butt. I did change the whole ABS unit,master cylinder too. That got rid of the 444 code The kids who own it brought me the parts. This unit had a different computer number ,probably had tracs. Funny thing now is after eve...
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