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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUEH24B2Y
intermittant misfire only at idle in gear & usually after 20+ minutes driving at highway speed. Will happen at times after a short hot soak 3~5 minutes & sometimes after a longer time ~1 hour. No codes, mil not on. If you're lucky enough to catch it & watch mi...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L t-belt dampner VIN: WAUDC68D91
Back today with code 17748. Checked cam timing off one tooth. Reset cam/crank timing, rotated engine by hand and came up one tooth off again. My fault was not paying attention to dampener that came off. Installed the one with the flat locking plate as used on ...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK8325V
Hey guys, I have this BMW and the only way I can retrieve codes is with the Modis with the BM1 round connector. I cannot retrieve OBD codes with generic. The factory code the Modis gave seems to have two meanings. Code 147-electronic thermostat control and cod... Trouble codes: 147 (electronic thermostat), 147 (electronic thermostat)
2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L heated seats VIN: 4USCH93474
greetings techs- first new post in a long time here. I have a complaint of the passenger seat heater inop. Pressing hi or low illuminates the mode on the switch, but then the light/heater shuts off within ten seconds or so. I checked the resistance of both pa...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L none VIN: WBAFA53551
for all you bmw techs. please help me with this vehicle. this vehicle has a exhaust cam position fault that set ses lamb on ever second key cycle. replaced sensor. with scan tool cam sensor readings for exhaust side sensor is stuck on 129 deg. with engine reve... Trouble codes: P0365
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CU5315P
This one was towed in for a crank, no start. It HAD been at TWO other shops before it landed here. Other shop had replaced the harmonic balancer and crank position sensor to no avail - then vehicle towed in here. Preliminary testing resulted in recommendatio...
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 1G4HR54K71
This problem started back in Nov of 07. (11-8-07) I have a 2001 Buick Lesabre Limited, 3.8l vin \"K\". It has been setting ABS codes, most recently C1228. It originally set C1227 and C1228. These were cleared and redriven. After a period of time the light came...
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L all electrical VIN: 5GAET13P24
Vehicle towed in with no start. Battery tested .76v, vehicle had been driven the day before with no problems. Installed new battery and tested for parasitic draw. Tests OK, powers down to .011a draw after 15 minutes and holds. Previous shops replaced battery 3...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1GBHC34RXT
I have a 96 k 3500 with park lights and dash lights that completely inoperative. I have probed the pigtail and all fuses; all of the fuses are good. I am at a loss on where to go from here. Any advice would be appreciated.
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WOW
Vehicle came in running with misfire at idle, code P0300: Random cylinder misfire, misfire counters in thousands for cylinders #1, 3, 5 and fuel trim negative for bank #1. Scope pattern acceptable. Fuel pressure within specs. Nothing obvious with scanner data,... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L n/a VIN: 1GCHK23U41
This truck flashes the check eng lite over 100 kph. Puts code P0300 random misfire. I have swapped plugs, coil and fuel injectors with no change. I have monitored misfire with snapon scanner and I have got it down to cyl#1 and cyl#6 to be the cause of the lite...
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel spews out from VIN: 1GCDM19W41
hello and thanks to all in advance. customer has a 2001 astro van, he has gone to fill up fuel tank, fuel blows back from neck after .50 cents, fill neck is venting off vapor when you first remove cap, i had to remove fuel hose from neck to tank and push in an...
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L high beams VIN: 1GCDT13W02
this truck came in with no drivers side high beam. the bulb is good, the daytime running lights are good, the passenger high beam is fine, and low beams are both fine. i just had a 2000 s10 that came in with no head lights. i was just wondering if there was a ...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L fuel pressure VIN: 3GNEK13T92
i have a noise at the fuel regulator like a womp,womp,sound on ocassion every 30 sec or so at idle . i put on a new fuel regulator and a fuel filter on it ,still have the noise. dont get the noise when regulator unplug. fuel pump amps are 9 to 10 amps ,good fl...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S82
This vehicle acts up very intermittently. Initially, the customer told me the vehicle bucked with the security, ABS and MIL & low power lights coming on. It kept running and he was able to drive it to our shop. I retrieved codes P1635 - 5 Volt reference 'A' lo... Trouble codes: P1271 (APP Sensor Correlation Error), P1635 (5 Volt Reference A Low), P1639 (5 Volt Reference B Low)
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13Z23
This vehicle came in with a current U1026 Serial data communication problem with tccm. I visually checked all connectors that are four wheel drive related. The buttons on the dash ligth up but the amber indicator is not visible. I checked the fuses and the tcc...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L no data over SCI VIN: 2C3HC56F0V
Hi Guys, It has been awhile since I had to ask for help. But Iím thankful youíre here for me today. What I have is a 97 Chry LHS that the PCM wonít commutate over the SCI data line. I have checked my 5 volt reference, its there. Also to be sure, I unplugged...
1987 Dodge Shadow 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1C3BS48D0H
Customer originally came in with a no charging problem. Put jumper pack under hood and drove in, ran rough, surging. Diagnosed to alternator and replaced with used. Charging 14.4 - 60A. Customer came back next day with surging/stalling problem at idle, chargin...
1992 Dodge W150 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7HM16Y2N
truck works good when cold as soon as closed loop starts missing,popping through throttle body,all sensors check good.any ideas
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L odometer VIN: 1B4GP44R9W
afternoon gent's ,car lot brought me this 1998 dodge caravan to us yesterday and the odometer on the dash say's 141,000.went inside the computer with the drb3 and did a calibrate gauge's worked o.k. calibrate odometer it asked me if the mileage was between 109...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L cruise control VIN: 1D7HG48N43
hey everyone, thanks in advance for the help. This cruise intermittently wont engage or it will engage then immediately kick out. I was testing the 12v feed from pcm to brake switch but the wiring diagrams dont match at the pcm. I appear to be losing the 12v f...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L front brakes VIN: 2D4GP44L53
Need help guys, this van was towed in with burnt front brakes. Brakes are only 6 months old. Brakes are not locked up now but have been locked on because rotors and pads are burnt. Rears are fine fluid does not look contaminated.Master ??? ABS unit??? Obviousl...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L hard start VIN: WD2YD542X3
truck came in for lack of heat , costomer never mentioned about the glow plug light staying on . no dtc's can be read with our scanner. disconected the batery.checked all fuses. the light comes on normal to start and then it comes back on ,stays on until the k...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Stall, will not restart VIN: 1FEKE37NTN
Godd afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen of the wrench, One of my customer shops has presented me with quite an unusual challenge. This vehicle will run for about 6 to eight hours, start missing and die never to restart. Diagnosis reveals no signal from the hall e...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L shift VIN: 2FTHF3GF2S
this one will drive me to drink. this 4x4 came in christmas eve with no fluid showing on the stick. i added 3.5 qts atf to get it to move into the shop and topped it off,there is no externall leaks, it is not going into the t-case or the coolant. the truck is ...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FALP6530S
The most bizarre thing is that the car will not idle smoothly until I remove the tps sensor... Once I remove it the car runs well... The MAF sensor does nothing when I disconnect it, which is why I changed the ECU... I have tried everything, and nothing chang...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Oil pump drive VIN: 1FMYU22X2X
What I first thought was the the drive was coated with old oil sludge. Well I'm wrong,it turns out the drive will lift about 1/4 inch and the stops it won't come out any further. I've tried to pry on the housing and was able to pry up upon the drive with some ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDU73W92
Here goes - engine will stall abruptly(IAC tries to keep engine running-rev's up & down) or as quietly as turning the key off/always @ idle either in gear or not, either A/C on or off/always @ operating temp/may go for days/weeks with no occurance. I was able ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTSS34L64
Customer states check engine light on OD light was flashing until key was cycled. No driveability or shifting problems noticed by customer. Codes P0781,P1715 present. Checked connections and wiring, road tested 3 different times can not duplicate any problem, ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPX12584
after previous repair was complete we noticed eng noise located between eng & trans.we pulled oil pan and found nothing,rod bearings look good end play is good oil p/u clean.crank shaft area looks like it only has 20k miles on it.my question is has has anyone ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L cruise control
Truck blows cruise control fuse when returned to customer. He has an auxilary trailer wiring harness (Ford) but states that he has not plugged anything into it. I am not familiar with this problem any help would be appreciated.
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Engine idle VIN: 1GDHG31U03
Brought back in with complaints of high idle again, 2500-3000 RPM with no pressure to gas pedal. Vehicle does have throttle cable and when diagnosed with scanner there were no codes present.Please advise if anyone has had any related issues with similar vehicl...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Won't shift VIN: 1GCJK332X4
Need some help with this one guy's.Truck came in from a used car dealership. Truck won't shift and check engine light is on. Pulled codes and the following were set. PO700, PO713, PO748, PO763.tried to clear codes but they would not clear. We don't get alot of...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Dashboard Clicking VIN: 1HGCB7664M
Hi Honda Techs, This is my daughters vehicle and it runs great. We are getting a relay type clicking sound only for a few minutes after start up coming from the center of the steering column right behind the steering wheel. The vehicle runs great and has no e...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start
Hey honda guys need some help with this one, this car came from another shop. When the temp out side is lower than 30 degrees it takes about 10 to 15 min to start, at first it will only turn over, you turn the key off then try again, it fires on only one cylin...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHLRD1863Y
Please help with this gremlin. Replaced the IAC motor because high idle then surge when at operating temp, and bled out the cooling system, all was fine. Let the vehicle go, and now 2 weeks later the vehicle has returned with the same problem. Double checked f...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES16533
this car came in over six weeks ago for a 2-3 upshift flare. It was a no brainer as to the trans would need to be rebuilt. it turns out to be a extended warranty claim, and this is where is gets alittle sticky... We got a used trans shipped to us, out of texa...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L power windows/wipers VIN: KMHWF35V91
we have pulled up wiring schematics on mitchell and alldata and are unable to get a complete schematic on the system. we would like to know what tha etacm is and the purpose of it along with a diagram.the wipers only work on high when this happens. we were luc...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L head lights VIN: KM8SC13D64
Hyundai techs, please help, this santa fe has no headlamps, they come on when the lever is pulled back for the "flash to pass" but when the switch is turned on, nothing happens. thank you all
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L tcm VIN: JACDJ58V6S
We have had this Truck for a couple weeks--this is a second vehicle and customer is patient. Customer Complaint: Truck runs rough and acts like it wants to stall when comming to stops, check trans light flashes and a few seconds later rough condition clears up...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX58S6T
Jeep pros are needed on this one. This vehicle has had multiple returns to the shop for stalling conditions and poor running. First time the secondary was replaced as it looked like the vehicle should not have been running. Ok for a couple of months. Next re... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil 1 primary circuit)
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19S5500714
Hello averyone. I thought this one was going to be an easy throttle cable stuck. Guess i was wrong there. Car came in with high idle speed. In excess of three thousand rpm. Found that i could not communicate with computer. self diag. is not working either. ohm...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242X
I checked all my books, but they only show me a generic picture. What is the right connection coilpacks to cylinder? Does anybody has a detailed picture? Fax to 1/[...] or call 1/[...] Thank you guys! Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L angle VIN: SACTY15452
under accel has vibration a harsh one let of gas and its gone only thing i have done that has affecyed it is to place shims under transfer case mounts to change driveline angle but mounts are like new any ideas did this all at once no vibration smooth as silk ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
hello techs, this car came in today, left front side lower than right side and warning on dash air suspension fault. i took vehicle for a road test and when braking suddenly at low speeds or going from forward to reverse, it feels like the left front wheel is ...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L anti theft VIN: JT8UZ30C8N
Hey All,We install a reman ecu in this lexus and now it won't start (cranks fine).Old ecu will start the car.The key looks it has a chip in it.Is there a program procedure that needs to be done???Mitchell is no help.We may have a bad reman?Any ideas?Thanks Ale...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L wipers VIN: JT6HF10U7X
Hey guys, sorry I dont have much info on this, We mostly do fleet vehicles. I dont have access to any schematics on this. The wipers are inop due to the fuse blowing. Its a 25amp fuse in the passenger compartment fuse box for the front wipers. If you replace t...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
The steering on this unit turns easy and hard when turning in either direction when sitting still or when driving.Feels like it gets assist and then it does not. I was looking on Mitchell and found that this car has EVO power steering.Fluid is full and no apar...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC 3.8L everytime VIN: WDBCA43A6D
i have this mercedes when you drive it it feels like it has a shift kit it bangs into gear evertime i have adjusted the cable control pressure the modulating pressure please help
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start, Stall, starts then stalls VIN: WDBCA35E2K
I've got this 90 420SEL in our shop and everytime you start it the engine starts fine, runs for about 1-2 seconds and then stalls. I've tried giving it fuel manually to see if I could keep it running but it still dies. Doesn't seem to be a fuel related problem...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Rear end sag VIN: WDBGB34E7N
Greetings. Our customer takes a lot of long trips in this car and carries a lot of weight in the back. The car does not have load leveling and the rear end sags. He tried a new set of rear coil springs (not done at our shop) with no improvement in ride height....
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Door locks VIN: WDBGA43EXS
Door locks and trunk do not work with master switchs or remote, also windows and sunroof will not relearn with key in drivers door (windows and sunroof will not open or close with key). door will suck shut when closed. checked all fuses, powers and grounds at ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L brake lights VIN: 4JGBB86E06
Thanks in advance, Ok, Vehicle came in for malfunction ( substitute brake light right, substitute brake light left)indicated on dash. Brake lights work fine the very first time used in morning - then they go into a default mode and use the lower fog lights as ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Shift
HELP!!! My girlfriend going to kill me. Service F light was on my girlfriend car.Did the maint. Trans fluid was dark. Did a trans drain and refill.Tran fluid and dipstick MB part from IMC. Dipstick was wrong. Way too long. So I drain into a measure cantainer. ...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Whole van VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
Customer complained of intermitant shudder of whole vehicle at speeds 40+ MPH. We test drove and duplicated the situation. All of a sudden the van would begin to shudder. At first it felt like it could be the transmission but when put in Nuetral the symptom co...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26A2L
Hello. I have a 91 Nissan 300zx 2+2. This car starts up as long as the temperature does not drop below 50 degrees. When the temperature does drop below 50 degrees, it is flooding out the plugs. I replaced the the injectors and connectors during the customer's ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Plugs are fuel fouled. Only getting 2 sparks when first cranking then nothing. Antitheft light is not coming on or staying on while cranking. Cleared codes, they did not reappear. Getting good rpm on scan tool, POS is not reaching 180. Cleaned grounds at engin... Trouble codes: P1612 (Immobilizer problem), P0171 (System too lean), P0175 (System too rich)
2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27Y02
OK, Nissan techs, we have a supercharged 3.3 Frontier with a check engine light that's on steady, drivability seems decent, Consult shows P0328 and P0430. We tested Knock sensor resistance at the green harness connector (right valve cover)and have 540-ish K oh... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock Sensor), P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Low Bank 2)
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D75
This car came in with a starting problem. It would turn over but not fire. We found that the spark plugs were saturated with fuel and there was fuel in the oil so we replaced spark plugs and changed the oil. We kept it for a few days to make sure there was not...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L power seats, mirrors, a/c, instument panel VIN: 1G3GR62C1T
Our body man replaced the driver's door on this Olds, now whenever you toggle the seat switches or the mirror switches, the seat memory module clickety-clacks. Fuses all seem good, powers and grounds all seem good, G200 at the kick panel is good, and so are th...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
Hi everyone. I fixed my problem car. I gave in and took it to BMW. They checked it and said the engine wiring harness was bad. I asked to speak to the tech that checked it since I could not find any problem with the harness myself. He said the plug at the thro... Trouble codes: 109, ENG (Eng Throttle activation PWM), 145, TRANS, 94, ABS (can incorrect data from DME).
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L speedometer and trans VIN: 1G4GD2214S
After all comments I began to riple check everything I had done, including checking the reluctor wheel for movement or even missing teeth, signal out of the vss was good and seemed to be good at the computer but had nothing on the modis. I chose to check into...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Radio, Electric Windows, Power Locks, ETc VIN: 1G6KY5497X
Thanks to all the great replies. The car sat around for 2 weeks before the customer picked it up. It's going to be traded in so i'll never know what the cause of these electrical gremelins were. iatn rocks.
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L crank no start VIN: 1GNEK13R3T
thanks guys. i fixed it. chris from ontario advice did the trick. the plugs were fuel soaked. i removed the plugs, squirt some oil ,waited 10 minutes. with fuel pump fuse out,crank for 5 seconds.reinstall plugs, crank and fired up after a few trys. thanks aga...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G1JF12T0T
I checked the oil pressure again as some of you suggested and I had to drive it for a bit but it did finally spike to 150psi. I replaced the oil pump and all is well, Thanks to all of the replies.
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Water outlet VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
I have had 19 responses in less than 24 hours and overwhelmingly they say to flush the system and refill with the Green anti-freeze. Most of you thought that it was electrolisis set up in the cooling system but the issue I have with that is this is a plastic ...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35R4X
After talking to a friend who is a tech for a local chevy dealer, i decided to go with relearning VTD password via a TECH-2 scanner. this turned the security light off, ending the problem. my friend could not explain why conventional relearn methods did not w... Trouble codes: P1631 (theft system - password incorrect), P0463 (fuel level sensor circuit high or open).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L not known VIN: 1GCEC14W62
Well this one is fixed. Thank God! I got 53 replies on this one and most where good leads and sugestions. We followed all the good sugestions from, lifter noise to flywheel cracks, Some even mentioned crankshaft end play.with no luck. We did the Bore scope rou...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 2 Mon. not ready VIN: 1GNDT13S54
This vehicle is fixed ! Many thanks to Lonnie,Cornelius,Steven,Wayne,Michael,and Ray for their prompt responses. There were no other problems with the truck other than the outside temps. I mounted two potentiometers on a plastic box and ran 4 wires out to engi...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GH54R1P
thanks for the help. the crank sensor was improperly installed and rubbing on the crank.this caused the crank signal to be jumping around. after replacing the sensor and properly spacing it the car started and ran fine.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L injector pulse VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
thanks to everybody who helped but to no avale this hoopti is still here replaced dist.with a new one replaced pcm checked the harness everything is good the only thing i can think of is i found the oil preasure sending unit unpluged does anybody know if this ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L heater core VIN: 4C3AG42H4I
well i ended up putting the system into a vacuum and filled again with coolant and so far so good, i still think it will be back with a head gasket problem. we did pull the front plugs and pressure test the system no leakage on the front cylinder, the customer...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46T73
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L incorrect reading VIN: 1B3EJ46X3T
After checking all possible grounds and power to all components of the fuel gauge. I found the body control module was not sending the proper voltage to the sending unit. I replaced the sending unit and all works great. Thanks for all the help and input into...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Front wheels VIN: IB7HF13Y4J
Well its the deadline for the fix.. After inspecting the Front axle differental and finding way to much metal in the lube, I cleaned it, put new lube and stuck a magnet on the inside pumpkin cover. Test drove it around a bit..removed cover only to find do...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L a/c clutch VIN: 1B4GP44GX4
a/c control panel shorted, not sending signal to turn compressor on,replaced panel works fine thanks for all your help on this
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L hydraulic VIN: 2B4GP443X1
first of all, thanks to all who offered help. we first replaced rear wheel cylinders with factory parts. problem was still present. next we removed abs pump assembly for closer inspection. noticed on bottom, there are two plastic plugs, possibly only there for...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no throttle response VIN: 3D7KU28C43
Thanks for the replies and sorry for the lack of info that I may have left out?? This one ended up being the transmission after all, although we were assured that it was working we just had that gut feeling and put in a rebuilt unit. I guess the torque convert...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Suspension, Drivetrain VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
This one still has me stumped. Drivelines is balanced. U-joints are ok. Fluid levels ok. Transfer case is working properly. I'm thinking possibly there is a problem in the transmission but have no way of testing. Customer didn't want to put any more money into...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
Hey everyone, Thanks for all of the info. I fixed this one yesterday. I did like most of you suggested, and blocked off the return line, at the fuel rail, and it DID hold pressure. So I know the pump is good. Turned out to be the fuel pressure regulator. ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53233
Yesterday 1/16/08 started to look at the car and the whole day it ran like a top. I did clean the maf iac and throttle body but dont think that was the cause of the problem. I'll have to wait for it to act up] thanks for your replies Trouble codes: 1132 (lack of o2 bank 1 sensor 1 switch indicates rich), 1152 (lack of o2 bank 2 sensor1 switch indicates rich).
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24223
Customer took vehicle after cleaning the throttle body. Ran great here at the shop, no loping idle, no stalling. Got about 50 miles out of town and started running very poorly again, customer unable to return, so are waiting for him to bring it back. Trouble codes: 1131 (1132 -), 1132 (1151 -), 1151.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Water pump VIN: 1GTHK23141
I found with t stats out it would flow fine no heat to be expected, but could see bubles in line I know the three time i bleed the system and retested the air was out to start. So it is an air lock at the tstat coused by comression lose into cylinder. Custom...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHLRD1842V
thank you all for your help . to eliminate the possibility of the noise coming from the rear diff i removed the rear drive shaft and test drove the noise was still there so i removed the left front axle shaft and spun the bearing by hand i felt what i can only...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5648W
At this point this vehicle is awaiting a new cansiter and vent vavle. The owner of this shop also wants to replace the ORVR. I have the parts we are still waiting on customer to return. Trouble codes: P1456.
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66892
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Heater VIN: JHLRD77853
After thoroughly checking the cooling system and thermostat, as well as the operation of the doors and the airflow in the heater box, we got a couple of replies that hit it right on the head. The heater core was partially plugged, we flushed it and it is blow...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Control arm bushings VIN: SAJHY1545K
Everyone was unanimous is saying not to try to monkey around with this front coil spring. Many responses described how to make a suitable tool (Thanks!!) In the end we were able to borrow the tool from another shop in the area.
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L tining chain tensioner VIN: SAJDA14CY9
Well another car that is over the customer's head. They wanted a cheap fix and I wouldn't oblige. Sorry I don't have a fis but someone in a backyard is trying, I guess.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L lift gate light VIN: 1G4GW68N2X
part of the problem was solved by replaceing the driver's door module. this module was "talking" too much and the bcm would shut down the operation of the windows and the a/c. disconnecting the battery would always bring those items back until the door module ...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28A92
Thanks for all the replies. Several members suggested the PCV hose as a possible problem, but typically that causes a lean condition. We replaced the hose during the diagnosis, but only because the elbow at the intake was soft and gummy and twisted, pinching...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dash back lights VIN: WMWRE33423
Well the vehicle left here but was not fixed. The vehicles lease was up & he just sent it in without fixing it. We recieved information about the rear lights coming on when the turn signals were on with the ignition off & this is normal for theses vehicles. As...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L driveshaft
Thanks for the help guys. I had two replies; one stating trans. is toast from adding wrong fluid and not cvt fluid. It turned out to be a bad trans. Referred customer to dealer for second opinion. Will keep you posted if I hear back from consumer. Thanks again...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1G3GR62H01
One response was to shoot water at the crank sensor area & see if problem acts up. And it did . Due to the fact you cannot see the crank sensor or wiring with the starter in , we removed the starter & found the connector wiring was laying against the exhaust ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L hydrolic unit, modual
well the vehicle finally acted up in the shop, as per suggestions I checked charging system and powers and ground circuits at the ABS modual, I found the relay control circuit was fluctuating from 10 to 12v switching the relay on and off (continuosly doing a s...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Removed transmission, found 2 bolts left out of pressure plate, found some clutch material loose, found pressure plate cracked, found flywheel had not been turned plus it was scared, put in new conversion flywheel kit from Carquest, realign shifter cables, cus...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Interior VIN: WV2NB47082
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J83
Hi Everyone. well, it's all but finished on this tdi. we plugged in our "on the shelf" injector pump (electrical connections only, with a ground strap to the engine too. and attempted to clear code, which returned instanly. thus all evidence points to a comput... Trouble codes: 17970 (qty. adjuster n146 upper limit reached), 17969 (qty. adj. n146 control deviation).
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L cyl head VIN: 3VWCP21CX3
Mission accomplished. Sorry it has been so long closing this post. I had some trouble getting all the tools in a timely manner. The Beatle went home yesterday. I replaced all valves and hydraulic valve adjusters. The head and the pistons turned out to be in go...
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