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2003 Alfa Romeo SPIDER 2.0L Cuts out VIN: ZAR9160000
Hey Alfa Tech's This is a stupid post, but I guess there is no such thing as a stupid question. This spider is loosing power to the fuel pump when hot. It's probably going to be the fuel pump relay. My question is were is the stupid thing located. There is no ...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D1X
Vehicle will start, but barely idle, and will stall repeatedly. Procedure in all data, for diagnosing fault code is vague at best. Wondering if there is a common failure on these, for the "fly by wire" throttle actuation system. Any input is greatly appreciate... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle angle potentiometer / throttle actuator)
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADN6346Y
could not duplicate dying problem on date of arrival - car has bad belts and power steering suction hose which we have sold and will do this a.m. i would like further info on the above code as i can not determine location or function of the ambient "pressure" ... Trouble codes: 164 (a4 signal ambient pressure sensor)
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDK14K8J
At startup we get kick back. Like when the ignition timming is way off but its at spec. Distributer position is good. While going down the road at 65 we get a backfire a stumble and it falls on its face. No codes will set. The engine will idle great and rev go...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1BL82P9S
This car will crank, start & imeadiatly stall. Sometimes it will do it 5 or 6 times in a row, sometimes it will not do it at all. Problem is getting worse though. I noticed this problem a few months ago on this vehicle. Car sat inside the shop overnight, went ...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34J8T
New Years day we got 8 inches of snow and I got called into work for snow removal. I usually stay in the garage and do Mechanic work keeping all the plow trucks going but with 18 plow trucks and 10 people, they sent me out plowing streets. I was assigned this ...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L heater VIN: 1GNDX06E0V
This van still has poor heat.I find when I rev it up and hold it for a few minute the heat comes back. I read about a pump that goes in a heater hose to aid circulation but the customer is hesitant to put it in because he said the van always had good heat befo...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03E6W
Customer had another shop replace thermostat due to overheating. After replacement they said it came close to overheating once and then dropped down. Now they brought it to us and at cold start up it will get up to about 3/4 or higher on the temp gauge before ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
never seen this!!!customer drove car for 600 miles came in on hook running terible. found #2 cylinder with valve stuck and hit piston the vavle stem had stuck in guide we have check for bad intake or vacume leaks egr ect and have found no problem on teardown. ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JF12T7Y
Any other suggestions as per testing before tearing out front cover to check for jumped tooth? Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L braking VIN: 2C3HE66G1Y
NEED HELP; I have 2000 chrysler m 300 abs comes on when coming to a stop, starts to come on at about 5 mph and lower ABS AND TRACTION light comes on at the same time installed modis and test drove came up with right rear sensor code. tested sensor ohmed out ba...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP54L41
van was towed in for stalled, no restart. engine would not crank. found bad 10 amp fuse for ignition, had code p1495 for leak detect pump. replaced fuse, which would continue to blow as soon as ignition was turned on. we unpluged the pump, replaced the fuse an... Trouble codes: P1495
1987 Dodge Aries LE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3BD36K9H
excessive fuel will run great for a few seconds and then dump fuel checked grounds etc.
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L shift interlock
I have a dodge pickup truck here that can be shifted out of park without depressing brake. with the wiring diagram i have I cant seem to figure out how the interlock works. It has a sol. on the shifter cable under steering wheel, with a red wire that says it c...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L speed sensor VIN: 1D4GP24363
abs light is on ,have code for lr sensor but rr sensor reads 0 when driving i cant seem to get readings with my scope on sensors aparrantly they are differant than like a gm or ford.could you please enlighten me as how to test these? thank you as always.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16D34
I have this 2004 Dodge truck that was diagnosed as needing a fuel pump. I have RPM on scan tool when cranking the motor but no fuel pump coming on. I checked theft status and there are no codes. The only code that keeps coming up is the P0700 code it will not ... Trouble codes: P0700 (transmission controlsystem)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
good day all. this 1994 ford explorer at times will not start most often when cold. when this happens the fuel pump runs constant with the key on. cycle the key 4 or 5 times and it starts. fuel pressure is fine. no trouble codes found. i replaced fuel and eec ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2nd and 3rd gear hard VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
95 ford exploer it has an 4r55e we rebuilt the trans twice and put a completly diffrent unit in it. At first the OD light was flashing fixed that but now it is shifting extremley hard into 2nd and 3rd gear we would thankful for any holp and or info.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32P6V
costumer complaint was long crank times sometimes and mil lite on. evap [...][ign. fault] found evap hose broke and replaced. cleared system and roadtested a lot. could not get car to act up. car came back on wrecker,it died and would... Trouble codes: P0320
1997 Ford Contour 2.0L No Start
this car always had a cold start problem with low idle but the customer lived with it.now it gets towed in with a broken timing belt we replaced it folowing mitchels guidlines using the big mark on the crank pulley.the car now almost starts but fails.we replac...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1723W
This truck keeps setting a code for insufficient EGR flow. I've done all the basic checks and everything checks out ok. EGR valve almost kills the engine if opened manuelly. I suspected stopped up EGR ports even though there is no evidence to support that. Rem... Trouble codes: P1408 (EGR Position out of self test range), P0401
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFD53UOX
car came on a hook as a no start it started for me once and would not start again I could not get spark so I scaned it and got intermiten rpm on scanner I changed the crank sensor and did not do any thing I got a computer XF1F-JA and the old one was XF1F-JD th...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P81
running out of ideas replaced engine with a used engine did not have any probles during r&r finished putting everything back together stared the car and car started to blow white smoke let car run for about 30 minutes and white smoke didnot stop and i know the...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F53
Vehicle starts hard in morning or cold weather. Once warmed up runs good. Replaced injector control sensor and no change. Injector control pressure jumps alot. Start cranking and icp pressure starts at 0 and maybe 3-4 revolutions starts to gain pressure. At 60... Trouble codes: P1212 (icp out of range)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31P03
Hi, truck came to me with a check engine light on, truck stumbles on a regular basis. Stalled on me once. Had 5 codes stored in memory with no hard codes on a koeo test. Did a koer test with no codes. Codes in memory were 401 1328 2285 2614 2617. On a road tes... Trouble codes: P2285, P2614, P2617, P1328, P0401
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...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21Y25
Vehicle came in with idle and throttle response complaint. Customer had just had Battery replaced and service job performed. Retreived codes, found P0506. Dies when put in gear. Poor throtle response on acceleration. Somtimes dies at stp signs. Preformed re... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Air Control System RPM lower than expected)
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Fuel filling VIN: 1FTNE24W04
This vehicle has a problem filling it up with fuel. It will only take one gallon at a time and then it will click off. It takes about 15 minutes to fill it up. It has no codes. I pulled the tank and checked all of the fittings and hoses and can't see anything ...
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-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14554
This 2004 F-150 5.4L pick-up came in running bad w/ service engine soon light flashing. The engine rattles loud when first started for 15-30 seconds, esp. cold. Bank 2 is completely dead. We were going to run a compression check but the upon removing the # 5 c... Trouble codes: P0022 (Cam Position over ret/adv bank 2), P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308, P0356
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXE45P95
Hello Ford friends. Please accept my apology for the length of this post. This rig has a symptom of very poor power when cold. (And yes the mileage is correct: 212820 miles) It takes a minimum of 4-6 blocks of driving before the rig will accelerate at anything... Trouble codes: P0261 (KOEO Cyl 1 Injector Circuit Low), P1502 (KOER Invalid Test Aux Power Control Functioning), P1726 (KOER Insufficient Engine RPM Decrease), P0261 (KOEO Cyl 1 Injector Circuit Low), P0611 (Memory FIC Module Performance)
1989 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Overheat VIN: 1GKDM15Z4K
Hey guys, Our shop recently replaced an engine in a 1989 GMC Safari van. Unfortunately, ever since the repair, we have been having having problems getting the temperature gauge to read properly. As the vehicle warms-up, the "digital" temperature gauge starts t...
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L Starting VIN: 3GKGK26J9T
This vehicle will start immediately when cold and if has been running. Once engine is up to heat and then shut down and left for about 40 minutes or longer and the temperature seems to be in the range between 110 and 125 the engine will crank for 4 to 5 second...
2005 Hummer H2 6.0L front differential VIN: 5GRGN23U95
This one just came in with the front diff leaking out the vent tube. I've checked the forums and found nothing related. No service has ever been done to owners knowledge. Any help will be appreciated.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FV5858T
Had this bad boy towed into the shop for no start. Crank with no spark, no pulse. Replaced the distributor, Crank sensor and ignition coil. Car fired up. Run for a while, road test ok. Park it and was about to deliver when it died in the parking lot. Found Fus...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater core VIN: 1J4GW58N62
Iam at a point in my daly repairs I need some help on a replacement of a heater core. The only way I know how is to remove the whole dash and then remove it that way. Does anyone have a shortcut on getting the core out of this baby, Please dont email in and us...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L odometer VIN: 1J8GX58N92
This Jeep stalled on the freeway and was towed to the shop. The gauges were dead. The odometer reads noFLSH with key on, off or removed. The reason for the stall was it was out of fuel (fuel gauge inop). The owner stated that the battery was dead two weeks ago...
2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA44S46
The oil pump drive froze up, engine went bad, we've installed a jasper engine. The Check engine light is coming on with code P0431, we changed ox sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2, but after driving a few miles the light comes on. The customer stated it actually started ... Trouble codes: P0431 (catalyst efficiency)
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E6R
this vehicle is setting a code 41 (tps) intermittently. complaint is mil on with no driveability problem. scoped tps signal and ctp signal reading fine. had snap-on graphing scanner hooked up and noticed that once in awhile, erratically i would have a number o... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor circuit)
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82WXR
Hello to all. We have a 94 lincoln towncar that was towed in with a start and die condition. we have checked fuel pressure and volume,spark, and injector pulse, all check good. it seems to have a lean condition. the only way we can get it to run is to unhook t...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Bag system VIN: 1LNHM82W41
Car came in with a air bag light on flashing a code 12 and had a code B1342 RSM failure. We did all the tests and replaced the RSM. Now, when turning on the key, the air bag light is flashing rapidly and setting a B2477 module configuration error. I cannot fin...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L door VIN: 1YVGF22C3Y
got this car and the complaint was passenger door won't open, removed door panel almost all the way (one inaccesible screw) found all rods to be intact, manualy moved lock and handle rods, latch moves. unit has bad latch, after removing some interior panels I ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22551
This is the third time this vehicle comes in for a p0300 code coming on approximately every 200 miles or so. we run this vehicle in the shop, spray the ignition system down, check for leaks, and car runs perfect in shop and on road tests. I even took it home t... Trouble codes: P0300
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Reverse Clutches (LB3) VIN: WDBGB34E2P
I did a complete disassembly of the trans. and found only two items of concern. #1- The rearmost thrust washer (126-272-22-62) was worn to where the brass was showing. #2- All of the reverse clutch fibers were worn badly and the material was coming off of them...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Rear vents VIN: WDBGA43G4X
Rear floor vents will not blow anything but cold air.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L floor shifter VIN: WDBNG75J82
car was towed in with a complaint of not being able to get the shifter out of park. shift interlock operating properly and no codes stored in shifter module. audible click was heard each time brake pedal was depressed but handle would not release. i removed sh...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MECM75W6N
code 157 mass air low--modis shows no mass air voltage--replaced mas air sensor-no change-tested signal--voltage and ground--all ok--installed known good computer from another grand marquis with a different tranny--all engine functions and sensors ok--mass air... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow low)
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MELM534XS
Vehicle was brought in for a no start. We found that the inertia switch was tripped...we reset it. Now the vehicle will start, but has a rough idle/miss and will also stall out. If we raise the rpms up 500 until warm up, the vehicle will run fine. But when it ...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31S2R
Hi everyone, This car came to us on a hook and is a no starter. Battery and starter are ok. The fuel pressure and compression is good. There is secondary spark. The injectors are controlled by the ecu. We checked using an led light tester.We also checked for v...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D4T
Hello Nissan Techs: Have this 96 maxima running on 5 cyl. Cyl 2, counting from crank, on the front bank has a missfire. Have DTC P1400 which I have no definition for. I think I am on the right track since the injector on that cyl has very high resistance. I ev... Trouble codes: P1400
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
This Maxima came into the shop last month with a P0306 miss fire code. The tech switched the coil with #4 cylinder to verify the problem was the coil. The miss moved to #4 cylinder so he replace the coil in #4 cylinder and all was fine. A week later the vehicl...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
I am trying to help other tech in shop car came in for NY state inspection check engine lite was on code 1273 tech replaced 02 sensor bank 1 drove car to reset monitors check engine lite came back same code! Freeze frame 614 rpm 194 degrees 0 miles an hour smo... Trouble codes: 1273 (lean bank 1)
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
good afternoon techs,heres the problem.owner says car has been fine till this point in its life.upon diagnosis we we found code po340.test driving we found car runs fine till 5000 rpms then the car seems to hit the rev limiter.first time it puts the code in pe... Trouble codes: P0340
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Torque steer, instability VIN: 1G3AM54N6L
Hello group, This car came to us for struts and tires. Due to normal wear with almost 200,000 miles. We found both axel boots torn and replaced with new half shafts. So, we have installed 4 new tires, 2 front gas struts and 2 front axels and performed an align...
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AG54N2P
Hello all,we have had this car for 2 days with no answer to the problem.Today we did notice that cold start up the engine idle unstable then a/c compressor comes on/off then the cooling fan comes on the the engine shuts down.Right before the a/c comes on we lo...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52H7Y
Those damn intermittents... --- ==Codes retrieved from PCM:== P0131 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1) [history,non-mil related] P0137 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2) [current, mil related] --- --- ==History Codes in PCM:== ...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1G3GR62H01
Complaint was :While driving ,ONLY in very wet weather, tach will start to read excessively high and peg if you it accelerate ( While engine RPM is normal - NOT trans problem )Then engine will start to sputter & engine will die like someone shut off the key. Y...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P73
Dear Porsche Friends, above v8 Cayenne, produces the CEL (P0342 + P0016) , during startup. If we erase code with PIWIS while running you can drive SUV forever and it will not come back, just during every startup! We changed already the Cam.-pos sensor "A", but... Trouble codes: P0342, P0016
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Erratic Data VIN: YSSDD58N7X
Car came in Today with the MIL on and a code PO132.We replaced the O2 sensor last year with an OE part.It was getting late in the day,and we did not have time to check the waveform of the O2 sensor,however my Technician did notice some very strange Data readin... Trouble codes: 132 (Oxygen Sensor)
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L valve train VIN: 1G8JW54R63
hey guys ive got this 03' 3.0L that has a rattle in the valve train. it sounds to me like its in the rear bank. i have heard that there are problems with these valve trains and was just wondering if any of you saturn guys would know of any common problems with...

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1984 BMW 325e 2.7L speedo, fuel gauge VIN: VBAAB5407E
I replaced the baterries in the service indicator circuit board and reinstalled instruement panel. The gas guage worked but the speedo was still bad. I had removed the gas gauge sender and put some spray carb cleaner inside sender so that could have been the f...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Warning Lamp On VIN: WBDM6342XB
Did not find out what code 162 is, but relaced brake light switch due to code in DME. Cleared all codes and trans code did not return. Thanks to [...] for his reponse.
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Temp Gauge VIN: WBAGG8342Y
I did check again for codes and found some in the Kombi and DME and cleared. Gauge now works normal. Leaving it sit for 20 mins with key on did not cure problem.Radiator is okay. Thank you to all.
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB54T2M
Hello again As most all of you let me know, there was a problem in the injectors. I unplugged and ohmed the two that were accessible. Cyl 1 checked at 12.3 ohms but # 6 cyl checked at 0 ohms. We pulled plenum up and ohmed other four at that point and they all ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L unknone VIN: 1G4HP52LOR
Thanks to everyone`s help.The end result to the fix was a cracked input drum.William from north carolina nailed it. Nice work everybody. AITN rules. Have a great year.Len.
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K41
Hi Techs. Well this one is done and gone, but not with out all of your help. Thank You. I tested the EGR Valve with the Engine running and stalled the Engine by putting it to 100% so I know the passage was not pluged. I fired up the Air Pump and checked th... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr position failure).
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L chmsl VIN: 1GYEK63NX2
I removed CHMSL , is molded plastic, would have to cut it apart to try to fix, would spend hours on it and it still may not be repairable. I would like to try to fix it if customer decides to replace it with a new one. Is easy to remove, just raise the liftgat...
1995 Chevrolet P30 6.5L Leaks VIN: 1GBKP32Y2S
The Fitting did turn out to be something that was installed @ the factory,to set the pump timing, although the GM dealer says not. I was unable to eliminate the fitting by bending the line, so after the holiday, I obtained one from a core pump that the inje...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L High Idle VIN: 1GCEK14R9T
As i stated in my help IAC was being commanded closed and would not extend to close bypass. I ohmed all 4 wires to the computer and checked good. Had a sleepless night and worked on the truck all night. Came in this morning left the IAC plugged in and tested r...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L rack? VIN: 2G1WF55KX1
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L heat VIN: 2CNBJ13C22
I just want to start out saing sorry for taking so long to post a fix i have just learned that the customer had taken the car to the dealer and that had done all the same tests and nothing could be fixed there. As for the replies they were vary much help to br...
1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L long crank time VIN: 2C3HC46F8S
The fuel pressure drop problem itself was not solved. However, what we did find was a plugged IAC passage, causing lack of airflow at startup. As soon as you opened the throttle a bit, it fires right up. Cleaned IAC and throttle body passage, starts much bette...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L ps fluid VIN: 2C8GP64L62
thanks to everyone who responded and so quickly! the majority of the replies suggested replacing the resevoir and the majority was correct. after relacement i opened the old resevoir to find all kinds of junk sitting on the screen. i must be in a living in a c...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no comunication VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
Thanks for all the replies! the air temp sensor was bad-must have been grounded. once the sensor was unplugged the scanner would communicate. thanks to everyone!! Trouble codes: 355 (unknow code obtained by cycling key).
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1BHS38NX2F
First I want to say when you answer a post make sure you know what your talking about because that person is depending on your knowledge being accurate. Well I finally fixed this thing! The main problem I had with this one was Lack of knowledgable people to a...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21F2X
well I replaced all 8 injectors and the problem is fixed I tried the resistor in the eot and running a contribution test ..would not pinpoint a cylinder. it is running great and the customer is happy thanks for all the help!!!
1996 Honda Accord DX 2.2L air bag light VIN: 1HGCD552XT
The verdict is that it needed and received another module. I was told three different ways to check codes, I believe the correct way is with the connector under the glovebox. At this point I haven't even rechecked the codes, since the light stays out with the ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L coolant
sorry it took so long to get back but the owner of this vehicle is somewhat of a traveler so he has been gone several weeks in the last couple of months. after doing a bit of research on vinegar i learned that the freezing point of vinegar is 28 degrees. due t...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L display / control VIN: JNKBF01A12
thank for the help i had found that nav unit inop sent out for repair ok now
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L oil leaks VIN: JM1FD331XP
Thank you for the replies. I did find the rear main seal and front seal leaking.For good measure I did reseal the oil pan and sent the turbo out for reseal. Iatn is great!!
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L chain VIN: WDCAB36E2W
I received hints about drive shaft vibration caused by assembling out of balance position. In this case vibration is weird. I was not able to find the real cause. Client is using car.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBKK49FX2
I had several replies, but one that really sounded logical & that was to replace all parts that were contaminated w/oil residue, but the customer has decided to fight mercedes on this one so we won't be given a chance to try it. thanks for all your help!! WEW Trouble codes: P2010, P2031.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Booster/master cylinder VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
Well, we found the problem. Problems actually. Got 6 very good replies all of which we considered carefully and two of which got us to take another look at what our customer had done and the parts he had replaced. Victor had suggested shimming the master cylin...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2G3AMB1N2K
This vehicle has been fixed.Fuel pressure,spark to coil,spark to plugs,vaccum lines all OK.There is no VATS system due to this being an 1989.Oil pressure switch OK.When I went to check it I could see that one of the wires for the crank angle sensor was pulled ...
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Driver Information Center VIN: 1GHDX03E1W
Thanks guys, sure appreciated the fast response. I double checked serial data from DID (drivers information display) and everything was fine. The customer stated local GM dealer tried a different display and no luck. I replaced it anyways since all wiring was...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Rich on cold start VIN: YS3ED58ED1
Frist i would like to thank all that replied. we drained the gas tank and filled with fresh gas. we also disconnected the battery and touched positive to negative. The vechile has been starting great so we are going to calll this one fixed. again thanks to a...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZJ5274Y
Good morning friends, Sorry about the late posting. I really appreciated the replies. A special thanks to Paul, William, Doug, Robert, Gary, and Wayne. The general concensus was that the complete intake, (throttle body to valves) needs to be very clean. The me...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BE6867Y
The terminals inside the brown connector #22 and the grey connector #21 both had corosion inside. #22 was the worse of the 2. After taking them apart and cleaning inside the car ran. I believe that simply unplugging and plugging these connectors disturbed the ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit range/performance problem), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit range/performance problem).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L leak VIN: 3VWRA81H6V
thanks to all for your help. It was a leak in the rr door fitting. was a little hard to find as it didn't fail when the car was warm. Expansion I guess. Thanks, again to all. Ted
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L battery VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
for those of you that replied, thanks. i gave the customer a chance to drive the vehicle and see if this was going to be a problem. i haven't heard back so this is probably good. i am keeping in mind about the antenna possibly staying active, but until it gets...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21VXY
Thanks for the help. I read all the replies and found I needed two things. The first thing we did was drive the vehicle and it reset its adaptives where it was driving okay but still not perfect. we then replaced the mass air flow sensor and drove agai to r... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust bank 1).
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