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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Clock, Mileage VIN: WBAAN3341Y
Customer took this from us and went to the Dealer and was told it needed an Instrument Cluster. I am questioning is there anyone out there who has seen this same problem. History on what we check when testing for the no start is 1. checked for power to relay i...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Instr. Cluster VIN: WBAEV53453
This BMW came to us with a used instrument cluster coded with a different VIN # than the car. They also replaced the Light Control Module, which now also matches the wrong VIN#. The problem we're having is that the incorrect VIN is for a manual transmission an...
1991 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fuel injection VIN: 1G4HP54C7M
This vehicle has been here several times for the same problem and each time I have no fuel injection pulse. The problem would happen for several key cycles and then would start find 20 to 30 times and then fail once again. All sensors tested good before and af...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K91
cah has to be out a week or so before check engine light comes on. Trouble codes: 440 (evap leak), 442 (452 - gsa cap), 452 (gsa cap)
2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G4WS52J45
Hi guys. I have an 05 Buick Century here that when you are cruising between 50-60 and you step on the gas the vehicle will not accelerate until you give at least a third or more throttle than you have. No codes in system. The only thing i did notice is that th...
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L air shocks VIN: 1G6CB1153K
I'm diagnosing why the rear air shocks won't pump up. How much air pressure should the pump be able to put out? This pump is topping out at about 50 psi.
1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN52M5T
Hi, all. This vehicle has an intermittant high idle. A new aftermarket IAC, then a new GM IAC were installed as the concern could not be replicated while the vehicle was in the shop. No help. The one time concern occured in the shop, I noticed that my Snap-on ...
1998 Chevrolet P30 4.3L pigtail on ignition switch VIN: 1GBHP32W1W
Good day to all. I am looking for a replacement "pigtail" for the ignition switch on this P-30 van. It has 2 plugs that overlap each other and lock into the ignition switch. They are melted beyond repair and i am hoping one of you all knows where i can buy the...
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L thermostat??? VIN: 1GCCS19H43
About a month ago this truck came in with a concern of no heat. The first time I checked the vehicle, I found that the engine was not coming up to temp. and only running at about 156 degrees. I verified this with a scan tool and an infared thermometer at the t...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L illumination lights VIN: 2B4GP44R9V
Hello all, I have a 96 caravan here with no illumination lights.. after chasing the schematics and testing the head lamp switch and imputs to the bcm I have now run into a dead end.. dome lights work normally from head lamp dimmer switch parking lights do work...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L no start VIN: 1587423234
Vehicle is a no start. Has spark! ,fuel pressure is 48psi cranking,normal compression all cyls. I put my scanner on this vehicle and could not communcate with pcm. All fuses checked and none found to be blown. I checked the 5 volt reference to the crank sensor...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46X1X
Hellow hope someone can help. This dodge dies intermittenly then it will start right up no codes set. Useing a genisys scanner it shows that the cam and crank sensors are not in sink and miss fire data will go from o to 600 miss fires on all four cyl but the e...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G4X
HELP!! having a misfire on #6 mainly under load. i have gone through all the common problems. I've R+R plugs, wires, coil, CKP sensor, flywheel. I'm having weak, and intermitant no spark on #6, all other cylinders seem ok, backfires through intake. mostly unde...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1D4GP25B23
customer states that only on cruising speeds of 50 will hesitation start. no memory codes. nothing significant on data screen. all values are within normal range
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N25
Hello, This one is a funny one. The driver says his Dodge Ram with a 4.7 liter has an intermittent stall when the vehicle has been running for less than one minute (first thing in the morning). The RPM occationally falls off to 400 rpm; then recovers to normal...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Open loop, lean VIN: 1FDLF47G7T
Hello everyone! I've been racking my brain on this one for a while now, hopfully someone has seen this before. Once the vehicle is hot and in park or neutral, closed loop is active. As soon as its shifted into drive or reverse, it drops into open loop, so when...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L vent doors VIN: 1FTDX1761V
leave selector switch on drains battery my mitchell books show nothing. Is it controled by gem or bcm i have two of these veh. doing same thing.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5655Y
we've found that the ground signal from the computer to cyl. 6 will disappear from time to time. The vehicle has had a new cyl. 6 injector replaced as well as being sent back to the dealer for a replacement computer. The car can go for days and not exhibit any... Trouble codes: 306 (cyl. 6 mis-fire)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L air conditioning VIN: 1FTSE34L41
took out seized up 5.4 put in a used 6.8 started it up with all the fluids in it except refrigerant. I was topping off coolant when the ac compressor started howling an locking up. Since the system was empty it lunched the compressor. Pulled all the harnesses ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W33
Hello, Here we go again. Thought this would be an easy fix but it's proven not to be. This 03' Crown Vic came in with an intermittant miss at idle. Checking with scanner gave me two codes: P0355 ign coil "E" ckt malfunction and P0356 ign coil "F" ckt malfunc... Trouble codes: P0355 (ign coil E ckt malfunction), P0356 (ign coil F ckt malfunction)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K33
We have an explorer here that has an intermittent stalling problem. For starters we have NEVER verified the problem. But the customer has a problem with the vehicle stalling when backing out of a parking spot, with the wheel turned the vehicle will stall when ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cooling sys VIN: 1FTNW21F33
Im stumped this 7.3l keeps building too much pressure and blowing coolant past rad cap when you drive down the road. engine runs at normal operating temp. checked for exaust gasses in coolant with five gas analizer and presurized each cylinder with shop air to...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTGK24K55
Need help this one has me stumped, truck runs good in open loop when goes to closed loop it surges at idle oxy sens will climb to 1100mv, ck vac leaks and replaced tbi gasket, inspect tune up found cap terrible complete tune up done,still running badly install...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L MIL Lamp on, Reduced Engine Power VIN: 1GTHK23G11
I'm trying to help out a fellow tech. He has this 8.1 liter which came in with a long list of codes (some were related to throttle & some were not). He changed the items listed above and all but the P1515 codes were eliminated. If he clears the code, the truck... Trouble codes: P1515 (Commanded Actual Throttle Positions Out of Range)
2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L glass latch ajar switch VIN: 3GKGK26U52
Hello all. I have this Yukon XL and the rear wiper is not working. Now I have checked the fuses (2 fuses, one in the IP fusebox and one underhood), switch, power, ground and all are ok. The wiper motor was replaced about 4 months ago by another tech in our sho...
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L high beam VIN: JHMCB7541M
my high beam not stay on when pull switch.I have testing continuity,i have change collum switch,drl box,relay and did not change anything.I d'ont understand why the high beam stay on when i hold the switch but turn off when I drop it. The switch mecanism works...
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L steering rack
After being picked up (from a dealership body shop) the steering felt odd, similar to a worm and pinion gearbox with the preload set a little too tight. Sort of a tight spot in the center, not real noticable, but you can't really find center and are always cor...
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
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A1X
hey guys thank you in advance. this car towed in late today for no start. I found there was no fuel pressure and replaced fuel pump, got fuel pressure but still won,t start. this time has no injector pulse. they have power when ignition is on but computer is n...
1998 Isuzu Hombre XS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GGDT19X9W
Hello Members, This vehicle arrived with a rough idle condition/ Missfire. Replaced the dist assembly because of broken housing ear along with the wires & Plugs. The engine still runs rough when cold but when the engine reaches 63Deg Cel it is as if you flicke...
1996 Jaguar XK8 4.0L key fobs/remote locking VIN: SAJJGAED3A
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FJ68S5S
Hey there boys, This one will start and stall intermittently. when it will stall it has good spark and good fuel pressure, but No injector pulse, I have Batt. voltage on the injector circut, but it has no ground to trigger it from the PCM, I don't see where th...
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12154
this car will stall intermittley alot we have a fleet of these car that we work on after looking at the code info i went to the fuel cap now while this car is running with the gas cap removed a loud swirling noise comes from the fill neck down in the tank also... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0452, P0449, P0441
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
This Discovery failed emissions as a gross polluter and its smell confirmed this. I hooked up the scan tool (mastertech scan tool) and found codes P1884, P0102 MAF CKT low, P1034 and P0154 O2 sensors inactive B1 S1 and B2 S1. Saw fuel trims way out of spec (+/... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor CKT inactive Bank 1 Sensor 1)
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L rt manifold tube VIN: JT8BH28F8V
The Tube the goes from the Rt exhaust manifold up behind the engine to the EGR system is leaking exhaust. I was looking for some input from the Lexus techs out there on the best way to replace this tube. I can't find any procedure for replacing the tube/pipe a...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs/traction control VIN: JT8BF22G5V
I have had vehicle for 2 weeks with no successful repair. ABS/trac control continue to set codes 21 22 23 24. Have tested grounds to include removal of fasteners and installation of star washers, all test good. Have monitored powers to module and actuator. Dur...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8X
sets codes p1135,p1155.failed smog new oe a/f sensors installed Trouble codes: P1135 (a/f heater circuit over/under current), P1155 (a/f heater circuit over/under current)
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L won't shift in to the 4x4 gear you select VIN: 5LMP428L5W
at first the switch would not shift the front axle into 4wd. we replaced the shift relay in the dash and now it will shift from 2wd into 4wd but it shows on the dash that it stays in 4wd all thru the 4wd selection ie: awd)4wd 4h)4wd, 4l)4wd
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L all relays fuse 20 VIN: 9999999999
hi all well i have a lincoln that has a voltage drain , i found that fuse 20 on the passanger kick panel when pulled out the short goes away. but all the relays in the rear trunk are always shorted. i pulled a diagram and figured when the front control module ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Heater-a/c VIN: WDBGA33E7S
I have checked everything I can using MOD's limited information on this system. the problem is heat from the left vent at all times, no matter what temp that side's controller is set at.I get an e002 fault code (possible controller problem)and when checking th...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L door locks VIN: 4JGAB75EX2
this truck will lock & unlock by itself every time you came to a stop & drive away againg. i tryed discconecting all door lock actuators connect one at a time individually to check for a damage actuator still no luck does anybody knows the aswer to this one an...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L heater VIN: 1ZWFT61L11
Hello out there. We have a Cougar the customer complains doesnt put out much heat. I have driven it and blower output is fine just the output temp seem low and you have to run it full bore to stay warm. Have replaced the thermostat twice the last one being a ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L all controls VIN: 4M2ZU86K32
looking for a source for transmission wiring harness repair parts.new england road salt has eaten this harness, my local dealer has no listing.i need the external plug and hopefully a pigtail. any help would be greatly appreciated.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Shift solenids? VIN: WMWRC33402
Hello: This car came with no codes in transmission system, but donīt shift. In instrument cluster displays 1x, 2x, 3x, in manual mode but do not shift. We search schematics and wiring diagrams in mitchell and alldata and donīt match with vehicle system. In Va...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T0V
Hi Thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle has a P1629 code and in the passlock system the codes are B1021,1026 and 1027. Over the last 6 months intermittantly it will no start, get towed in and the first visit we replaced the instrument panel cluster ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2JD12TXV
Here goes nothing, again. Little 97 Sunfire GT, 2.4 L, with a maual 5 speed. Boss' kids car. Arrgh. Started complaining of a heavy misfire after upshifting coming off the expressway. He was effectively lugging the engine and the result was a misfire that felt ...
2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63414
came in for engine light on checked with otc scanner had codes 300,301,302,303,304,305,306 engine shakes at idle and a little less at higher rpm's checked for vacuum leaks found none stft bank 1 0.70 bank 2 0.02 check pcv valve checkout ok followed repair info... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L hold valve VIN: JF1SG636X5
this vehicle was in accident , master cylinder, l/f caliper and proportioning valve was replaced. i adjusted the hold valve per alldata instructions. still not holding on hill .
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDFR3202Y
no signal to coils and no injector pulse I have security light flashing once per second all data has no information on the immobilizer system. Original crank sensor was 2.5V peak to peak new crank sensor has 4V peak to peak waveform same as in wave form libera...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJV43EL9
after repace engine car run fine for 1 hour and stall restart doesnot idle mil on code 1545 cannot find that code in mitchell demand any help appreciate Trouble codes: 1545 (manufacture)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WVWDH21J6Y
Hi Fellows ! We got this Golf here to replace the instrument cluster because the check engine light bulb is not on ,when you turn the key on.So it fail for MIL light's not on. The VW dealer promise to give the 5-digit immobilizer code, when they sale it to me....
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWSC29UMO
kinda of stuck here. i have in my shop a 2001 jetta with an aww engine (1.8 l turbo) we were athurized to replace the engine and so like most shops do they shop for the best price on engines. so i got one from the local recking yard but theres one thing, its a...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shifts VIN: 3VWSE69M42
we replaced trans with used 5 speed automatic. original trans would not shift at all. the new used trans will shift, but 1-2 shit is very hard, 2-3 shift slips initially then goes in . all other gears are fine. is there adjustment or updated programming for co...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGL21J14
Just wondering if anyone has testing info for, or a description of this code. Alldata has no info on this one. Have cleared code any will test drive to see if it returns. Any help appreciated. Freeze frame shows closed loop coolant 0 deg celsius, trims at .7% ... Trouble codes: P3081
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Engine power VIN: YV1LS5502P
Hello to all! I have a 1993 Volvo 850GLT. The vehicle has no power on accel, seems like exhaust is restricted (dropped exhaust at head pipe, no change), swapped out MAF sensor, Cam sensor, ECM, ICM, Crank sensor and coolant sensor with known good parts, NO cha...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1KS9608T
The vehicle only operates in the "W" (winter) mode which is starting in Third Gear. The lights on the Mode switch are flashing between "W" and "E". I'm not a Tranny guy so I'm trying to advise a very good customer. The trans fluid level is right on and is NOT ...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D71
I have this Volvo from used car lot this is a good used car dealer they dontdeal with junk and fix cars right came in with check engine lite on no driveability issues we do not due alot of Volvos did generic scan pulled po236-po237 boost sensor we replaced boo... Trouble codes: P0236, P0237

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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA88G9W
2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULH24B5Y
At this point I am going to consider this a fix. It has been almost two weeks and the check engine light has remained off. Most of you had the idea of a bad EVAP canister and you were right. I ended up taking the canister out and banging it on a table. The... Trouble codes: 411 (Incorrect purge flow).
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L none VIN: WBAFA53551
i have removed the valve cover and found the exhaust reluctor whell to be hitting the cam sensor found a bolt broken and also one bolt loose has this happened to any one before. the special tools for this fix is crazy plus its a 20 hour job. thanks to all you ... Trouble codes: P0365.
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CU5315P
This one IS fixed - MANY replies but none could help on this one - turned out to be a one in a million type of deal - traced crank sensor wiring back into the loom to a poor connection at a butt connector! Why was there a butt connector . . .I will never know....
1999 Buick Riviera 3.8L charging, srs, abs, acc VIN: 1G4GD2212X
I replaced the battery for try + checked voltage drop through all power and ground circuits between alt and battery. No help. After much time spent, I found 2 fractured wires inside the engine harness at the big harness connector that hangs on the firewall beh...
1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
well we have this car back right now. thanks to all who responded. most said to check coolant and air temp sensor that we had checked a few time already and replaced the air temp previously. we did decide to take them out and check them again. this time we act...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC124XV
Thanks to James and Bill from Illinois The PCM is behind rht front fender well tire had rubbed a hole through it it had salt,dirt and water all over the plug.Cleaned it up and put it back together runs great. thanks to all who responed. Trouble codes: P1601 (serial communication malfunction).
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
thanks for all your help we had the heads redone,updated the fuel injection and egr and truck runs perfect. |I think that it was over revved and maybe the old original injection leaned it out, injection and intake were very carboned up.found out it stuck the ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHG39F9Y
oopppps!!! this will not be easy to write. i assumed the fuel gauge was working,big mistake van was out of fuel gauge stuck on half full. i think there was enough fuel to give a proper pressure reading but was worried about flow so installed a new lift pump, n...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L theft system?? VIN: 1G1NC52JX1
thanks to everyone who shared the knowledge of the problem with the ignition switch. fixed and gone. thank you very much.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y11
Thanks for all the input.I replaced the computer it took care of the problem. This is the first chrysler product with a PO601 code that had a drivability issue.Thanks again Trouble codes: P0601.
1982 Ford WARD 370CID Brake alarm VIN: B61CVEE119
After a very long inspection , we found a vacuum line disconnected under the carburetor , also we bleed the system , and adjust brakes on all 4 wheels . Also we change the oil and we add 1 bottle of additive ( Lucas )we did this because we were suspecting abo...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X2S
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L windshield wipers VIN: 1FTRF27W6X
thanks for all the replies . i went through the entire circuit again . i ohmed out all the wiring and had little resistance . i put in a new gem and reprogrammed it . still did the same thing . called a local ford dealer they suggested trying a factory multifu...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
thanks to everybody replied all infoemation was good .i tryed everything axels service transfercase put 4 new tires on, that took care of the problem going straight,but not turning,r&r transfercase works fine now thanks again all are good people.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22XOX
after a lot of searching and consideration and talking with ford on the issue i found that this truck had an 97 engine in it...97 cmp sensor is a hall-effect sensor and 99 cam sensor is a ac generating sensor therefore a different signal... as i mentioned befo... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position signal curcuit failure).
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU74W02
Well, it isnt worth assuming anything. My biggest problem was I was listening to my customer instead of what my gut was telling me. I double checked all wheel brg with stethescope and sure enough , right front had noise. Took it off and it was rough when turne...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14514
We removed the pan, fluid was good with some debris. We replaced the trans temp sensor along with the harness,replaced the fluid and it worked. Thanks to all!
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Inop. Speedometer VIN: 1HGEJ6122V
Hi guys, thanks for all the help I received. The problem was in behind that bracket at the back of intake. I've repaired wiring there before for an alternator condition and didn't think that this could be the problem. But it was. Repaired all wiring and rechec...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L alt. VIN: 4S6CK58V8V
after calling honda they said put new alt. on. this didnt fix it. disconnected term "c" from alt and is charging and light is out. had o.e. alt checked and it is bad. problem was in pcm. thanks for all your great help!!! russ
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25FIX
Thanks for the help. As replied to me, there are THREE reasons for this code setting. #1 (obvious) cam sensor problems. #2 crank senosr (what the heck) and #3 is what the wise engineers at Hyundai are really trying to get at is that there is a cam / crank sync... Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft position snesor A high).
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L airbag light on VIN: YHURD67899
had to send to dealer no one could provide the size weights needed and no longer had any time left,when i find out i will post for others,thanks so much
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Thanks to all that replied. I looked at the int. steering shaft and found the U joint loose and binding. Just for kicks I sprayed the joint with lube and steering became easy with no binding. Ordered new int. shaft from local Ford dealer and will repair on Mon...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L only wipers VIN: AXYY934681
i found out the customer took the car to ford,they told her switch first if not may need motor. she had me put a switch in, surprise it still doesnt work. still no power to relays or motor. i think its the front electronic module. i told her to take the car to...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YGVF22C8W
This will be one of those "legendary" cars that we will talk about for years. All our signals at the PCM looked good and strong and we found something in the waveform library for a 2002 626, 4 cylinder and we compared our pattern and it perfectly matched the ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC 3.8L everytime VIN: WDBCA43A6D
thanks to everyone that replied It was the modulator the boss didnt think that was the problem but it fix. iatn rocks!!! thanks again everyone kyle
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Reverse Clutches (LB3) VIN: WDBGB34E2P
Howard, Charlie, Rick, David, Richard, & Alain; Thank you for the assistance with this issue. The fix was to replace one of the reverse clutch mteal plates with the thinner option. "Tricks" learned from this are: 1) Stack the reverse clutch set with the spri...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L Camshaft VIN: WDBEA28E0P
Wow! 15 replies, nearly every one with the same information- I DID have a ratcheting tensioner on this car! After having the head rebuilt, we disassembled the tensioner as per your instructions, installed it correctly, retarded the intake cam (thanks for tha...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Thanks for all the help as lot suggested and i was thinking we decarbnized eng. with bg products and tsest drove sound has not came back if any changes i will update.
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L brake light on VIN: 1MEMFM55S3
it turns out it was the smart junction box,installed and flashed and all is well,thanks for all your help.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AL11D92
Thanks to all that replied. Our Mighty Distributor has offered to pay for the repairs. We are pretty sure the sensor has to be replaced. Even if a simple air volume or closed throttle relearn has to be performed, all that replied have run into the same problem... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed control higher than target by 200 rpms).
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L power seats, mirrors, a/c, instument panel VIN: 1G3GR62C1T
Thanks for the replies-- As it turns out, this was a big lesson in not taking anyone's word for it. I came in on this project as damage control, after being told by the first technician that all fuses in both fuse blocks were good (a usually excellent technic...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2HZ5213R
sorry for the delay guys, this car is owned by a retierd gentleman does not get driven daily. The problem was me, iover looked 2 plugs with carbon tracking on them, (back side of engine). seems like every once in a while i need a reminder to just start over an...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out
Thanks to everyone for there support it seemed to be a problem in the security passkey after many attempts of relearning key procedure the battery died then after a good charge it started but the security light flashes constantly...advised customer to take to ...
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GMDU03E42
Good Morning thanks to all who replied the fix was two fold,we did notice that the door locks did not operate when shifted in and out of park,traced circuit and found corroded lt green wire at trans range sensor.After repairing wire the automatic sliding door ...
1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L No Start VIN: JF11A01100
Thank you all very much for your help. I was unable to complete repairs to this vehicle myself but the engine wiring loom was replaced and this cured the problem .
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B1X
Timing belt was done at 105000 miles by Toyota. Vehicle has gone roughly 50,000 since replacement. Did not ever think that would be the problem but had nothing else to look at. Check timing marks and crank was off four teeth. After contacting customer and tell...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A82
Well. You guys were right. I had all information in front of me I just wasnt using it. I replaced all 3 sensors (2 air/fuel ratio and 1 cat. oxygen monitor). The truck runs well, the customer is happy and I got paid. Can't ask for more than that. (Although I c... 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).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B41
I only had 15 rollers between the cams however the marks were very close. After comparing a new intake cam to the existing one, it was apparent that the gear had spun on the intake cam. I replaced the cam and the problem was fixed. Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam Position Sensor Circut Range/ Performance).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE69M82
Thanks for all the replies.Customer picked up the car without fixing . I think Olson & Keith may be right on bad seal caused no shifting. I'll post it again ,when customer bring the car back & decided to replace either rebuild or new tranny.
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