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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L srs light VIN: WBAGD9325P
got roped into this one. car belongs to a freind of my father-in-laws. anyway, the srs light is on and i do not have a code reader for this bmw. i am hoping that someone can direct me to a (hopefully) low cost srs code reader that will work on a 93 740il, or a...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABE6315P
Engine overheats if the engine has been idling for an extended period of time. If you drive the vehicle, coolant temperature is normal. We had to replace the radiator, fan shroud, fan clutch, and fan blade due to the blade breaking off and damaging the radiato...
1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L power window VIN: WBAEF8323V
i have a 07 of 1997 840 with an intermittent problem with the passenger door window, it will go down the 1 inch of travel and back up again while driving the car, it will only happen once or twice a day, it's as if you are opening the door to get out . i have ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Warning Lamp On VIN: WBDM6342XB
This car came in w/trans warning light on, checked codes and cleared. Test drove and reset code 162. If codes are cleared now will reset 162 immeadiately. The problem is I have no description for this code. AllData and Bentley are no help. Does anyone have a d...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Temp Gauge VIN: WBAGG8342Y
This car came in and the customer called and said a coolant hose came off and thay reinstalled. Did not say if car ran hot, I have a call in to them to find out. Now when you get in and turn on key the temp gauge goes to normal reading then goes over to Hot (r...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rear wipers VIN: WBAFA53571
Vehicle came in with rear wipers not working. FOund fuse for wipers blown. Replaced fuse now rear wipers has chatter and the battery has a draw. Replaced wiper motor assembly now no noise or movement at all. Parasitic draw goes from 15ma to 200ma then stop the...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB54T2M
Hello all This car came in and will not run. It starts and dies. Will run only long enough for idle to flare up and dies. Will do this repeatedly. Cannot keep it running with accelerator.Fuel pressure holds steady, no codes in system. Car is not equipped with ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y4Y
car came in with an intermittent rough running problem and the mil on. pulled codes and p0300 was there. misfire data had 9100 counts on #3cyl and between 100 and 700 counts on #1,5,7. Of course it was running fine at that time and the rest of the day. the coi... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start, injectors always on VIN: 2G1WN54T4M
Car was towed in, batt dead, no start. Charged and tested batt. Engine started but was very rich. Oil was way over full with fuel. Changed oil and restarted. Seemed to clear out. We let idle for about 1/2 hour. It seemed to run fine on a road test until I came...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L High Idle VIN: 1GCEK14R9T
complaint hi idle all the time. Scanned data and koeo iac count is 180 start vehicle and iac count goes to 0. If I close off bypass air supply at throttle body I can regulate idle. Iac stay fully retracted all the time even when vcm commands to 0. Ohm all 4 wi...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03E8W
We have this venture that came in with the complaint that the temp gage was going hot. We bled air out of the bleeders and test drove down the highway and all was good (10 mile test drive after warm). Intake gaskets were leaking badly and were sold along with ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L engine VIN: 1GCEC19V1Y
I want to change the engine from a 4.8 to 5.3 Iam trying to find out what needs to be changed or modified beside the engine and reprograming the ecm.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L engine VIN: 1GCHC29151
I need advice on how to best repair this customers vehicle. We are not a diesel repair facilty. Customer used starting fluid to start vehicle after changing fuel filter. Engine rev'ed really high and bent push rods and shattered t-bar tappet pad. Leak down tes...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GCHK29U21
Hi all, this should be for the GM tranny guys, cust. came in with slippage complaint, found fluid burnt, slippage in most forward gears.R&R and overhaul with all new components including electronics, o/h kit , etc. Unit worked great for about 2 weeks, then cus...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L theft system?? VIN: 1G1NC52JX1
typical no start due to malfunction of the theft system. reset and starts. but keeps recurring. anyone know the answer to this problem??
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T81
hello, i have a suburban that has long term fuel trims in upwards of 25%. has new o2 sensors(factory), fuel pump has been replaced and fuel pressure regulator also.(fuel pressure is still borderline while it's running, but i also dont have a running spec) and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L coolant in oil VIN: 1GCEC14W62
Happy Monday everybody have this pick up in and I'm feeling real sorry for this guy "if it wern't for bad luck " Well you know the rest. Truck came in for oil leak and we checked the level ( Overfull) and leak from what looks like the front seal for the oil pa...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Chime/Beep VIN: 2G1WF52E93
This vehicle will chime or beep 3 times every 2 minutes, no matter what. Key on engine off, key out doors closed, key on engine running, driveing down the road. Every two minutes you get a series of three beeps a two minute pause and three beeps again and so o...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Antitheft VIN: 1GCHK24U14
I am posting this to avoid a future problem. I need to install a complete steering column assembly into this truck. The donor vehicle will be from a 05 from the salvage yard. If I change over a complete steering column assembly with key, will I have to reprogr...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12F44
#4 spark plug fouled so all were changed. still has a definate misfire and the #4 cylinder is wet with fuel. Scan tool can and does show #4 misfiring constantly. #4 injector scopes comparably to other three cylinders. Using aux plug wires I switched #1 and #4 ... Trouble codes: P0304
2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCFH15T95
I wonder if our shop is the only one experiencing failures on the 4473 Transfer case. We have a lot of failures, some repeating on the same truck. There is a TSB at Chevy only, not in Alldata or Shopkey or Identifix. TSB # 1912909 and it states to change the r...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Charging VIN: 4C3AU52NXW
We are not in chrysler country but we have this one. Sebring came in with a dead battery. Charged the battery and tested with our midtronics 500 and found the battery was ok but the alternator was not charging. Removed the alternator and put it on a bench test...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L interior lamps VIN: 3C4Y48B62T
Upon starting this morning, all interior lamps stay on and "door" is displayed on dash, lights go out in a dimming mode when brake pedal applied and "door" display on dash goes out, as soon as pedal off, lamps on full, lamps come on with all door openings-even...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46T73
i got a real good one fellas i have a 03 sebring flexfeul 2.7 came in for a water pump we went thru the procedures of replacing the necks and then putting on a water pump the eng was crudy with sludge like i hear most are good for the problem is that with the ...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL23X25
Vehicle came in with a misfre problem when accelerating. Can also get vehicle to act up if engine is held at a higher RPM 2000-2500.It will come & go like someone is turning a switch on & off. At idle if you pull each individual wire off at a time with car ru...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L engine VIN: 1B7HF13Y0X
hi this truck had vacuum in the pcv system replaced gasket and bolts now no vacuum but still consuming oil. he drove it this way for several months before replacing the gasket and didnt use new pan with the gasket and bolts. smokes upon deceleration before and...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Starting VIN: 1FTHE24HXT
We have a 1996 Ford Econoline 5.8L. Customer came in with the van stating it dies going down the road and sometimes would start and other times it wouldn't. We obvioulsly checked for codes and found P0320 (PIP CODE)which can basically mean anything. Also P1315...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Hi Guys. This windstar is running erratic and stalling when cold. Sometimes it will set a 0340 when it snorts and bucks in the morning. I have scoped the cam & crank sensors when this is happening and they look good to me.I did this at the pcm. No water damage... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor)
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 2FTPX18L24
When it's acting up, you can keep it running by holding it to part throttle (like it has a dirty TB or plugged IAC). The last time I had it here I cleaned the TB, wiggled wiring harnesses, checked the TPS' (out of desperation), checked for moisture in the ECM ... Trouble codes: P0104 (MAF Signal Erratic)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oiling VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Unit was broght in for a routine maintenance. Saw large amounts of oil in the coolant resovior bottle and determined that engine replacement was warrented. Replaced motor with a used low mileage motor and unit ran fine... idled in parking lot for 3 hours after...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L transfer case locked in VIN: 1FMDU73WX4
Hey again all and happy new year to the greatest minds on the web!!! Need a little help on this explorer. Custome came in with the complaint of a 1-2 take off shudder/vibration. It is there. Lift vehicle up and see 4 whell drive clanking in as you put it in ge...
1999 Geo prism 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK528XX
Hi to all the geo specialist out there. This vehicle came to us about one month ago with codes po446 & po441. After running several tests we replaced the canister assembly in the rear of the vehicle & that fixed the code po446. But I am still dealing with the ... Trouble codes: P0441
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT113SX
while driving cust stated that reduced power light came on then vehicle died in flight.10 codes in vehicle memory on initial check out, cleared codes and p1220 reoccured instantly.followed flow chart and replaced throttle bore assy. code reoccured again tested... Trouble codes: P1220 (tp sensor 1 or 2), P1514 (air flow correlation)
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L battery VIN: 1GKDT13512
battery is draining in 4 to 8 hours i did not measure milliamp draw because drain is very significant checked usuual light issues nothing found when i pulled 40 amp blower fuse drain was lessoned considerably this fuse is a hot all the time power to blower mod...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5642W
Nice running car came into shop with the MIL/CEL on. We checked for codes and found P1457; Evap system leak. Did an extremely thorough smoke test and found nothing. In addition the FTP was always 1 to 2 psi (except when the cap was removed)so that indicates th... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap system leak)
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2245W
Hello all; I have this 3.0 Accord coupe driving me nuts, I have over the last year and a half replaced, the canister, two way valve, vent valve and purge sol. I keep getting p1457 and when I run through the tests I get the same result, that everything is worki... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16531
Thank you all ahead of time, IATN members have been a great help on a lot of different problems i have had, we replaced the engine because of over heating - water in oil + oil in water ect. 02,s replaced because of contamination, replacement engine appears to ... Trouble codes: P0135 (p0141-), P0141
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 shift is hard, trans light on VIN: 4S2CK58WW1
This Rodeo was victim of a jump start from another vehicle (by owner). Immediately after the jump start, transmission light came on and 2-3 shift became very hard. We scanned and cleared codes, only code present was P0748 pressure control solenoid. We checked ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
I have a 2000 S-type here with an odd heating issue. Replaced auxilary water pump because that was seized and sorta fixed it. Let me explain what it does and we will see if anybody can help me out I sure hope so. This car when placed on floor mode will have go...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Tailgate Latch VIN: 1J8GL58K72
Rear tailgate latch inop in closed and locked position. All other features of the locking system are working normally. Power to latch acuator appears to be ok. Suspect bad actuator switch. Moving mechanical portion of lock actuator fails to render an unlocked...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L cruise control VIN: JTJHF1OU91
this ones a hair puller. when we got this lexus when you drive the vehicle in cruise for 20 miles it will just kick out. you can the hit resume and it will go back to working. it will work for about 5 miles and then it will kick out and the cruise light will f...
1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L No fire VIN: 1LNBM82F2K
Seen this car a time or two before--very well kept Town Car with 41k original miles, towed into here--car was running fine, then died on the road. Cranks fine, just won't fire. Even though the mileage is super low, the AOD tranny has gone out, and won't leave ...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L fuel delivery VIN: 1LNHM97V9X
Vehical towed here, no start. No fuel pressure. Inertia switch checked and was not tripped. Fuel pump modual is not allowing power or ground to fuel pump. The LED on the dash flashes rapidly when attempting to start. I should also note that both keys supplied ...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417V
Hi, Any help would be appreciated, I have this mazda that has come in two times now, The check engine light is on but there are no codes stored, I am using a snap-on modis scanner. The car runs perfectly fine. Has anyone seen this before. Thanks
2005 Mazda B4000 4.0L ignition switch VIN: 4F4ZR47E72
Hi to all and thanks ahead of time. Maybe the ford techs especially can assist me. This B4000 (ranger) which is an automatic transmission, has the key stuck in the ignition. If I remove the cylinder the switch works fine and the key comes out. This tells me th...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24A2E
hey guys i need help bad!! iam a domestic tech and am working on a mercedez nightmare. vehicle came in an would idle and die we found major intake leaks and repaired. engine had been put in by a neighbor, bad ideal hack job vehicle came back on a hook no spark...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Air Distribution VIN: WDBJF82F5W
I'm having trouble with an intermittent air distribution problem on this E class. Occasionally, when the driver wants warm air blowing, it will start blowing cold air out of the left, center vent and drivers side vent. The passenger side stays warm. I haven't ...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L heater VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Happy new year to all,I have this villager that came in with no heat.I test drove to verifie the complaint,at idle and low speeds,below 35 mph,it blows ice cold.I drove it down the highway at 65mph and it turns to hot air.I flushed heater core,same thing.I the...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GHDT13W8X
awd lamp on, code c0308. mitchell leads to replace encoder motor, code reappears c308. does not fix problem.
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L radio VIN: 1G3NL52T9X
Greetings and thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide in saving my butt this time. I put a new battery in this car, FORGOT the little power keeper (dummy me) and assumed (we all know what assuming does) the radio and everything else would work ...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Battery VIN: 5Y2SL628X3
We have checked for battery drain multiple times and found nothing. The drain we see on our meter is 8 milliamps which is well within spec. The alternator charges 14v to 14.5v. I was just wondering if any of you fellow techs have encountered this problem. I ha...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2EOV
Car belongs to girl who goes to school in warmer climate,she is home for holidays in Idaho.Since she has been here,car will not start cold after setting out overnight.Dad installed a block heater and it will start right up if plugged in overnight.Unfortunatly ... Trouble codes: P0401
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)
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR3OE65
Car came in 3 weeks ago with P0171,no driveability complaints.Reading data on solas,can find no parameter for upstream O2,only sensor 2(downstream).Fuel trims look perfect,both ST and LT never go above 8 =or-.Freeze frame data does show fuel trims above 30 wit... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1)
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21VXY
This vehicle was brought in for replacing instrument cluster (used, supplied by customer for inoperative speedo and tach) and a check engine light. after replacing dash we drove and found unit to be working. then we checked the code and found a lean exhaust co... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust bank 1)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
Hi every one, This 2000 vw passat 1.8L turbo(ATW engine)has a slight surge at idle.When put in drive it is more noticable.It would fluxuate 50 to 100 rpm consistantly then will get better.I visually check for vac leaks and use smoke machine. I felt the o2 sens...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWAC63B21
This car has two dead cylinders. Compression ok and even all cylinders. Cyl. leakdown less then 10% all cylinders. Now the misfiring cylinders are actually cyls. 2 and 4. I've swapped all parts from 1+3 to 2+4 with no changes. What I've actually discovered is ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (Cyl. 1 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWYH63B22
Customer came in with check engine light on and 2 codes, p0172 and p0175. System rich. Traced problem to fuel pressure reading at 100 psi. Replaced the fuel pressure regulator. no improvement. Removed return line and ran fuel into a can. Pressure dropped to no... Trouble codes: P0175 (Fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), P0172
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWST71K36
Vehicle came in running very rough and smoking excessivley from exhaust.Quick test performed and PO2016 found in computer memory.Customer stated car was converted over to run on vegetable oil and had run fine for over a year until MAF went bad .He replaced MAF... Trouble codes: P2016
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L SRS Light VIN: YV1VS2557Y
I have retreived the same 2 codes that I had before. I did see a post on here about a chassis split in 2000 but when we ordered the part it was by the VIN so it should be the right part. I cleared the codes and wiggled the wiring around the impact sensor but l...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B2Y
thanks for all the replies..almost all said to check air pump and lines to and from it..make sure it runs for atleast a couple min on a cold start..if not either burned up or relay ,power issue...couple replied that the reason my hoses were blocked up were bec... Trouble codes: P1423 (bank 1 low secondary flow), P1411 (bank 2 low secondary flow).
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAHC1315L
Hi All Recieved 23 replies on this post, 20 of the replies were right on, 2 replies said they needed more info, and one said it was part of the t stat. It was the spring and rod for the timing belt tensioner. a couple of posts said I could leave it out(wrong)...
2000 BMW ALL 2.5L warrenty
hello to all,thanks for all the responds most of you guys advise that we got to go with the flow and some respond were to used alternative you all were all right on that howevere i have spoken to our local parts manager and yes he did explain the problems that...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 6.5L engine VIN: 3GNFK16R6W
well i did a leakdown jest cyl 2 and 8 failed called jasper they sent another shortblock installed and sent customer on his way i told him to come back in 500b miles and i will check the oil but it should be good i did a leakdown before i sent it out thanks ag...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19WOX
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19W9I
ALL THE RESPONSES WERE FOR A PLUGED CANISTER, OR SECOND FAULTY VALVE. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A FAULTY FUEL PUMP VENT/ROLLOVER VALVE. FUEL PUMP HAD BEEN CHANGED A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, SO THE CUSTOMER WHEN BACK FOR WARRANTY. Trouble codes: P0446 (The PCM sets this Diagnostic Trouble Code DTC if the evaporative system vacuum decay rate is more than a predetermined value.), P0449 (If the PCM detects an incorrect voltage for the commanded state of the fuel tank vent driver Diagnostic Trouble Code DTC P0449 sets. History only never current.).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Differential VIN: 1GCHK24U14
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. From what most have said it is normal to have quite a lot of play between the crossshaft and the spider gears. I have decided to reuse that ones I have. Thanks
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L heater VIN: 1C3XY66R8L
wow it's fixed!thanx iatn,tom hit it right on the head.the mode door /lever is broke,but..someone was in here before me.i can only assume that it was in somewhere for a a/c problem.the vacuum module was bad so the decided to install a screw in the mode door be...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GL26X3K
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Z0T
Thanks for all the help and advise we got about these injectors. We recommended different injectors to be installed , but customer ended up not having the money to fix the problem. A+ for iATN again!
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Transfercase VIN: 1B4HS28Z4X
Hey guys thanks for the help we put a new transfercase in and it fixed the problem thanks again for the help
2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Chime VIN: 1D7HL38N33
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to offer advice. I had thought the central timer module was the problem and all of you seem to agree with me so I replaced module and that solved my problem. Again Thanks again. Lee
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14N8T
This was our first time using this site. Thanks for all of the responses, we learned alot. We had a broken power power wire to the eec relay.
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2FALP73W1X
Want to thank everyone who replied. You gave me some things to double check. I didn't really fix this problem, but I came up with a solution. There are four different sized pulleys available for this alternator, so I dropped the pulley size by 2, and now it...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31343
Thanks for all the help I recieved. I ended up giving it a fuel injector clean and replacing the fuel filter customer did not know the last time it was replaced took back out for a test drive and ran fine have not seen sense. thanks to all Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0316.
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56P54
I would like to thank all of you for replying. I do appreciate the help. Ronnie [...] nailled it. I thank Tim for all the info he provided. The unison ring was froze up due to rust and soot. After cleaning this up with a wire brush and a die ... Trouble codes: P0299 (t/c s/c boost pressure low).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
hello all sorry for the long delay, did not get vehicle back till after the new year and ive been down with the flu, had a alot of great responses but the one that fixed it was reflashing the pcm, ficm, runs like a champ know, would like to say thanks to mike...
2001 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, high ilde VIN: 1GKPM19W71
This was any eay fix, but did not have enough customer information and were not driving as the customer would to diagnose properly. Problem was the vehicle had to be at wide open throttle then cruise was set. The idle was not sticking, it was wide open and h...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHLRD1864X
first of all thank you to all that responded to my problem. And the fix was that even though initially the timing belt marks were right on after attempting to start the engine the intake cam shaft shifted one tooth off and would not allow me to start the engi...
1973 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hood VIN: UD1L716178
Thanks to every one that replied u guys were right there were acces holes in the front wheel weels removed the plug and we managed to get the hood open thanx again for everyones input
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4 matic light VIN: WDBED30E1M
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L asr, abs VIN: WDBGA51E7N
Sorry for the long delay. Thanks to the guys that replied. Here is what was wrong. First, I replaced the front left speed sensor that was bad, cleared the codes but still had a problem with the ASR. I replaced the neutral safety switch and cleared the codes...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L rear wiper VIN: JN8ARO7Y9Y
found the problem to be the wiper motor itself. replaced all is good, figured it out because when we positioned the arm up it wouldn't do it, must of been some pressure on the motor causing a short, fixed now
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
took off idle air control valve to investigate internals. found big chunk of carbon worked its way into the passage. once in while it would move around cousing iratic idle. so i knew everything was working fine trying to compensate when it would move.but what... Trouble codes: 1126 (coolent temp), 430 (cat effi).
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L hazard flashers VIN: 1G3AJ85MXS
Well, another day in happy valley. Thanks to all the responded, sometimes you just get lucky. Another customer got picked up this morning by a friend who just happened to be driving a cutlass ciera!! Turned on their has flashers, and lo and behold clicking c...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L low pedal VIN: 1GHDT13W9X
Finally fixed it. I ended replacing all the caliper bushings made sure calipers were free replaced front and rear pads ,turned rotors and bled with a power bleeder and brakes work fine now .i just wasn't sure about abs causing this because they still activated...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52T3T
Thanks for all your help. I removed the "battleship" , the coil housing, and inspected. There was carbon tracking and two of the plug boots were very corroded. I also replaced spark plugs with correct AC plugs. No more kick back and fail to start.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Thank you people for your advices, here are some of the causes I was receiving from you. 1. tight valves 2. bad O2 sensor 3. EVAP lines leak 4. bad spark plugs 5. clogged injector 6. valves not seating right 7. burned intake valve 8. weak valve spring 9. egr ... Trouble codes: P0300 (pendin code random misfire).
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Communication VIN: 5GZCZ63B32
Sorry I ment to amend this 2 weeks ago. I'll do that first. Further testing and a couple of days later we ran into a similar communication issue problem. This time on a 2000 Cadillac Catera. Same issue. NO communication w/PCM or ABS. Generic info only. ... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire), 301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), 303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), 700 (Transmission failure code sent to PCM).
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Unknown VIN: 453BK4955V
Alright thanks for all the replies it does have bent valve and its just enough to give me grief.You cannot check the valves withg a boar scope you have to pull the heads..the dealer said no way it bends valves.. well i guess he was wrong. Thanks to all that re...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L convertor VIN: 4S3BG6854X
This car is fixed! I took the car back to AAMCO and asked if they would check it out as I believed that there is a problem with the new torque convertor that they installed when they rebuilt the transmission. The manager told me that it is impossible to have a...
1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L dash VIN: JT3RN64W5G
Well guys thanks for all the help. General consensus was 4.5 hours for Mitchell labor time and 5-7 hours typical real world time. We split the difference and got 6 hours for doing it. One question was why the body shop farmed it to us if they could do it in 2 ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N5X
thanks all for your time. received several replies, usual gas cap and solenoid fixes, one that caught my attention was to check rollover valve for filler neck to see if it was stuck closed not allowing me check filler neck/gas cap for leak (thanks David [...]... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
first of all thanks to all for all of the good help. after all that we have done turns out the rad must have been partially plugged(even though we could blow water through it with the garden hose). i have replaced the rad and the vehicle does not over heat any...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCA21C6Y
the battery was replaced with new interstate and tested good i replaced again and problem solved, thanks for help
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Window motor VIN: YV1SW61R21
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