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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine Misfire VIN: WAUBG74D3W
Hey Audi Techs, I've got a problem child A8 that I can not figure out. It has been passed around to 3 different Audi techs prior to me and none of us can come up w/ anything on this vehicle. Customer states that he was driving and then the engine began to m...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUED54BXY
car has had these codes for a few months, customers complaint of rough or late shifting, codes are 17125 and 18032, on test drive with tester hooked up I can see the TC will stay open and not start to regulate a 30 mph. I've seen the posts that say that the TC...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D9X
Hello group. I need a little assistance with this Audi. I have a major evap leak code and I can't see any problems. We are a Mercedes repair shop that is working on a Audi for a good client. I tested the gas cap and it passed leakage test. The gas cap is after... Trouble codes: P0455
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUED54B91
Hi Audi technicians, We have this A 6 2.7 T with the brake pad indicator light on. We have tried everything and no go. What is the proper way to reset the brake pad sensor light. I know sometimes they have wiring problem after the pad sensor. Thank you for any...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L SRS light VIN: WAUED64B11
This Audi came in with SRS light on. Customer said it came on a few weeks ago during a cold spell as has not shut off. We checked for codes and came up with 65535 (internal control memory failure). We could not clear the code and could not find a fuse that fee...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6321V
This is a 1997 bmw 528 with 136k miles on the clock. The customer complains that the engine tapets( lifters) make noise in the morning for no more than 15 secs. I red the document that said it is normal, but this guy is very picky. Do you think that if I chang...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Water pump VIN: 1G6KY53B9N
Car was towing, customer complains coolant leaks, engine noise & overheats. Ck out, found water pump going bad again, I just wonder anything else should I do before replacing another ACDELCO water pump ? No TSB is found in this problem. Please advise, thanks.
1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6ET1296S
Getting "Traction Disabled" message. Current code T033. My computer (solus) offers me no help. What is this code? Also, anyone know how to reset the message on the cluster " Change Transmission Fluid" ??? thanks
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDR14K1H
i have a chevy truck with a no start condition.on this truck it has two gas tanks . the only way the truck will run is if you hold down the gas tank select switch, if you let off the switch the truck dies.i do not know very much about this system. any informat...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start
Hi all. 1991 k1500 4WD, 350 auto. No start, cranks fine & will start if fuel dribbled into throttle body. No power coming out of fuel pump relay to pump(grey wire), but pump is okay, will run fine with jumper wire applied. Does not run for a second when key is...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5241T
We replaced the ignition lock and cylinder with a used one and tried the relearn procedure but the car just runs then stalls and the theft light stays on constant after flashing about 4 times. I was told it should stay flashing for ten minutes. I then tried a ... Trouble codes: 1629 (passlock code incorrect or shorted)
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Misfire VIN: 1GBKC34J5Y
Truck came back last week with multiple misfires. Pulled plenum off and saw it had all injectors replace with reman and #2 was spraying in the intake when turned off and FPR was also leaking. Changed both and injector 4 1 2. Started it up and now missing on 8....
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L service 4x4 light VIN: 1GNDT13WXY
this one is driving me crazy,belongs to family.When you drive it approx. 3 miles the 'service 4x4' light luminates on dash.Its not in four wheel drive either.I have replaced the switch already and the light still comes on.It goes into 4 wheel drive low and hig...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Excessive Emissions
Hello and thanks in advance for input I basically need some ideas for further testing or may be some direction. This vehicle will intermittenly have the fuel trims go negative. Typically it is just the LTFT but sometimes the STFT will also be negative. The c...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B03
Hey, This PT cruiser got towed in today with a no start, scan tool revieled a P0700 in one trip code, in trans. code was for battery being disconnected. Now the fun begins, removed #1 cylinder plug and found plug wet with gas (plug was bosch platium plug w/4 e... Trouble codes: P0700
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X9W
Hello all, This came to me second hand from another shop. According to the owner after the truck was purchased it had a stalling problem and the other shop put the repair harness on the computer. This was to fix the stalling and code p0351. Then the truck burn... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary circuit)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L lifter
Hello to all, this cummins ran out of oil, mostly,(added 8qts) was shut down when gauge dropped. replaced main and rod bearing at cust request( really didn't look that bad) but we do have a lifter tapping at start up and at idle, Cust. has drove the truck for ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2D8GP54L23
This 3.8 is misfiring at idle. Pull #1 wire off, no change. Engine runs great while driving. Smoked intake, looked for valve issues, cracked springs & caps, compression is good. Swapped fuel injectors, and #1 is still the problem. We have illimiated fuel injec...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28623
customer brought this vehicle in because it would not start over the last month. it order to start the truck, the customer used ether over the entire last month. we do not have a fuel pressure gauge to test the system. we called the local dodge dealership to s...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C14
Vehicle cranks but will not start. We got the truck from another shop who replaced the intake heater and worked on vehicle for 4 days. Scan tool data indicated 180 RPM cranking speed and zero fuel injection rail pressure. We loosened the banjo fitting on the h... Trouble codes: P0483 (Cooling fan speed), P2269 (Water in fuel)
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L no starter reaction VIN: WD2PD74415
Van was towed in for idle only condtion . Van will not turn over and I do not hear the fuel pump running . Checked fuses which are all good . Battery is hot .Scanned and found the "start" pid says "no" . Also on the dash where the mileage comes up is a message...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2D4GP24R35
vehicle came in overheating.replaced thermostat and radiator.Still overheating.removed water pump and found plastic impeller blades destroyed.Only recovered small amount of the plastic must still be in system.Electric cooling fans always turned ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU35P8T
Hello everyone, I have an explorer here thats giving me trouble. the issue is VERY rough idle, and after the engine warms up, it stalls in gear sometimes. after it stalls it wont restart for hours. Long term fuel trims are at 0% at idle in park, and -25% at i...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start
I need some help from Diesel Technitians. This van came to our repair shop for fuel leak we replaced the fuel pump and all hoses. I tried to start the van and i have a non start condition. I read in Alldata if there is any bleed procedure and i dont found any ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Vehicle came in for a stall and excessive crank problem. When it did start there was a lot of fuel vapor coming out from the tailpipe. Our tech went ahead and replaced the Maf sensor, drove it and released it to the customer. Customer tried driving it and retu... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF or VAF A Ckt low input), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1131 (Manufacturer control fuel/air metering), P1151 (Manufacturer control fuel/air metering)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
Thanks in advance to everyone. This car came in for a noisey power steering pump. Customer parked car on lot. When they shut the car off the steering fluid burped out of the cap. Filled back up and same thing when shut down. Is there a valve in this system to ...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE37L3X
Van was brought in for oil change and OOOH by the way it runs rough at idle fuel pressure is 35 with regulator 40+ with out. checked intake with smoke machine found nothing also sprayed with water no change if i add propane into intake it runs smooth double ck...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4047X
this is my daughter's car and it is making me look silly. came in with SES lite on. pulled code po172. bank 1 rich. looked at scan datastream and found fuel pressure reading at 70-80 psi. checked with my gage and found same reading. figured fuel pressure regul...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, lean codes 171,174 VIN: 2FTZX17241
I get these 2 lean codes 171 and 174 every couple days and my gas mileage has gone way down. I have replaced fuel filter,air filter, checked with carb cleaner and propane for vacuum leaks, cleaned MAF with MAF aerosol cleaner. I have been told I need updated u... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two)
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L long cranking VIN: 1FMYUO4192
Thanks in advance guys This car has a long cranking time and when it start it has a gas smell, gas smell only happens when it has a long crank. We couldnt make it do it of corse. Check fuel pressure 65, fuel drop good,checked fuel pump amps good ,there was no ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L none VIN: 2FAHP71W63
Ok!Friday I got a crown victoria with code po708,and are computer to get are resources whent down.I called a friend, he suggested to replase the (tv sensor)so i did and reset light,but now I still get code po708.I did check continuity on the switch (Overdrive)...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U05
fords... help please. this truck seems to be running lean by codes and also the way it runs. we can add fuel and it clears up immediately. vacuum looks very steady regardless of where it is and goes down with acceleration. injector pulse width by scanner readi... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected first 1000 rpms), P0068 (maf/map throttle position correlations)
1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2CNBJ18U0N
vehicle stalled while driving down highway, just like shutting off the switch. would not restart. towed to shop, poured some fuel into throttle body and vehicle starts but dies as soon as fuel is gone. have 30 psi fuel pressure at throttle body but nothing com...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTEK19T4X
hi guys- when transfer case selector sw. is placed in auto 4x4 works normal. when in 4x4 high, or 4x4 low front driveshaft from transfer case will turn when on lift, but not when vehicle is on ground, rear wheels spin only, almost seems as if there is some kin...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L tranfer case
need someone to steer me in the right direction.this jimmy ,when first presented to me, exhibited no function from either 4 hi or 4lo buttons.from what i understand, there are two types of transfer case options on this truck. this one has the instatrac stle an...
2001 GMC 6500 series 8.1L speedometer VIN: 1GDJ6H1E71
on this truck I need the wire diagram to follow the speedometer circuit. also have the 500 code if I can have the steps to follow the test. my fax # [...]
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L looses ps assist at idle VIN: 2GTEK19T74
WE do not find any kinked hoses/lines or restrictions & seem to have full flow- we have no way to pressure test system though
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GTHK29U95
Customer complaint of no oil pressure. Removed oil press. sender and started engine. No oil at port. Lifters noisy. Removed pan, front cover, and oil pump. O ring on pickup tube good and oil pump and relief valve look good. Archives show some pump problems, bu...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L pwr. steering VIN: JNKBY31D1V
I have this Infinity that is foaming and pushing the fluid out of the pwr. str. resivor. My question is? has the rack gone bad. I have seen this problem on other car makes but I'm not familiar with Infinity Thank You
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Ignition VIN: SAJHY1547K
This car came in by tow. I had never seen the car nor met the owner prior to then. The owner called me from his car and told me that he was unable to shut the car off, that when he turned the key to "off", the motor kept running. When the car arrived, he had e...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Charging VIN: SAJNW4849L
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1990 Jaguar XJS that I have been married to for the past few weeks, as I have taken care of some service and maintenance repairs to bring it up to par, and make it road worthy. Today, while I was test driving the vehicle (in hope...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L ignition switch VIN: SAJDA03N72
Car came in, customer complained of no start at times. Was afraid to turn car off for fear of not starting again. We brought the car in and car started right back up, no problems. Then tried to start again = no power at dash, no response at starter, but we do ...
1988 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1JCMT7544J
This is my own Jeep. The transfer case makes a popping noise under load when in any of the 3 4wd modes. It sounds kind of like a gear or chain slipping. I was wondering if anybody has experienced this before and can tell me what I need to be looking for when I...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L cv joint VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
Both front axle shaft boots are broken and the grease is leaking out. Also the driveshaft from the front diff to the transfer case is missing a rubber piece that covers the joint at the transfer case and it is now exposed to the elements. The joints are ok and...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12594
Customer complaint of no power (sometimes only go 20mph). I have never been able to duplicate this. Car runs great but sets code after about the third time of driving. Trouble codes: P1166
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: SALME11433
The blower motor does not work. Customer claims he had this once before when he had a cracked windshield. He had the windshield replaced and then the blower motor started working again. Now front windshield had a small nick\crack. Will this disable the blower ...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L fluid VIN: JT8BF28G9X
drained differential fluid, unable to locate the fill plug. any or help appreicated. thanks in advance
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Leak at plug. VIN: WDBBA45C8F
This one sounds simple, but is a problem. On the passenger side of the transmission just above the transmission pan rail is a plug. It is staked in with three peen marks. It is the only leak on the trans and I can not find any seal listed nor do I feel like di...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Heating VIN: WDBA28D9HF
this car came in with no heat. If i disconect vac hose at swicth over valve 5/1 or heater control valve it gets hot. the hose is good but i dont know what controls it or how to test. if i move the temp control dial at the dash there is no vacuum change at the ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA30EXN
I inherited this vehicle form another tech. 1 month ago this vehicle came in with mil on and code 17. This vehicle displays codes with led underhood, no data stream. At that time it was defined by ALLDATA as O2 sensor signal implausable. Found O2 heater open c... Trouble codes: 17 (Unsure of proper description)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK200 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2083442
Dear All, This Mercedes has me foxed! It repeatedly stores P2036 code relating to Secondary Air Injection. Customer only complains of MIL on dash and has no driveability complaints. My understanding of the system is that the supercharger is used to blow meter... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Injection Air flow too low.)
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6245V
car came in couple months ago. had codes 171 & 174. Cleaned MAF & cleared codes. Check engine light came on again shortly but did return until insp due. Has code 171 & 174 again. Checked for obvius vacuum leaks and none found. While watching scanner noticed Ba... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Radio VIN: 4A3AA46G4Y
When i replaced the battery i used a battery backup to save the code, but for some reason it didn't. Our local dealer says we have to bring the car to them and pay for a 1/2 hours time. Can anyone help me out, I have the radio model & serial #'s. Thanks.
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L engine VIN: 1N4AB41D9T
Thanks in advance, Does enybody knows what is the torque specification to tight up the bolts for the crankshaft.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Hey Guys, I know this listing is a bit incomplete since we could only examine this vehicle for a quick check untill the customer can schedule it for actual repairs. The check engine lamp is illuminated and a P0302 cylinder #2 misfire was recorded. No symptoms... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L suspension VIN: 1G3NL52E14
ok guys, this one is about to drive me nuts, car came into our shop with an interment pop in the front end when you would make a sharp turn either way, we road tested the car couldnt duplicate, customer brought car back about a month later stating it had got w...
1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Steering wheel VIN: 1P3BA46KOL
We have a steering wheel that severley wobbles at low speeds and slightly at higher speeds(shakes the whole car) but it is intermitent will come and go depending on what direction the car is turned while driving right turns symtoms almost go away till turned l...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP44R5T
Hey everyone, Need some assistance with this one. Been on it for over day and half. The van came in running real rough with hesitation when accelerating, scanned for codes Code P300B...Random misfire Code P301B...Cylinder 1 misfire Code P340... Forget(Some c... Trouble codes: P1391
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L windows VIN: IG2NW12M6W
inside of windows keep icing up.does not come factory with a recycle or fresh air control.heater core is not leaking.drain to heater box is clear.a/c system was recharged and is full.every morning when cold all inside windows still have ice on them.thank you f...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Engine VIN: 1G2NE52T9X
Customer Dropped car off Sunday Morning & said it overheated. After cool down they added water & started. Thet noticed engine was noisy. We checked this morning & wasnt noisy on startup but got worse the warmer it got. Its not a knock but more of a rattle that...

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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L all electrical VIN: 5GAET13P24
The Rainier is fixed. Replies ranged from grandkids, faulty BCM, a faulty module waking up, backup light switch, corroded cables or connectors, cell phones left plugged in, rear seat DVD player staying on, mirror lights in visors staying on, faulty ignition sw...
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDK14K8J
Thank you for all your help. You guys were right on the money. When I pulled the distributer apart,I found a cracked magnet on the shaft. I put a reman distributer unit in it. The cust.says it runs better than it ever has. I've been wrenching for 10 years an...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L front brakes VIN: 1G1BL82P7S
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall
Thank you all for the help. After reading all replies i called the customer and asked him if he could bring the car back so we could do some more test. He replied that over the weekend he had traded in the astro van for 2007 ford escape.
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L heater VIN: 1GNDX06E0V
Thanks to all who replied. The general consesus would point to either a partially blocked core or an air lock in the system. The customer has not been able to come back in due to a health problem but he told me that the last time he used the van, the heat was ...
1998 Chevrolet P30 4.3L pigtail on ignition switch VIN: 1GBHP32W1W
Thank you all. I was told by my local GM dealer that i had to buy the whole harness to get a pigtail. I am so thankfull for all of your help. He had the part in stock when i gave him the part number...great information...Everybody have a great week week
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Dash Cluster VIN: 1G1JC52433
As many stated the Cluster is a control unit. I sent it out for repairs telling them it was a cold related starting problem. The repair shop repaired it and cold tested it without fault. I installed the unit and have tested the car for 3 weeks without a fault....
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L brake lights VIN: 2G1WL52MXW
Alot of people pointed towards the multifunction switch. well we replaced it and we still had the same problem. After some further digging i found out it was the turn signal rocker switch. we replaced this and had no problems. it was like the switch was worn a...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L n/a VIN: 1GCHK23U41
Some of you hit the nail right on the head, I did a CKP sensor relearn and truck is working great, thanks to all of the replies.
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L headlamps VIN: 2C3HC56G5Y
Thanks to all that responded we took and cleaned the connector on the back of the headlanp switch, dealer did not stock switch and by the way the part number has been changed a couple of times??? thanks again to all Iatn is great!!!
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
after replacing the pcm two times we decided to remove transmission. we find flywheel cracked. we replaced flywheel. reset pcm. test drove vehicle all ok. thanks for all the help. johnny [...] Trouble codes: P1391.
2004 Dodge Intrepid Police 3.5L Battery VIN: 2B3HD46V94
I have come to the conclusion that unless I connect the charger directly to the battery or the cig. lighter on vehicles where the lighter is aways hot, some system will stay awake and drain the battery more than the charger can recharge it. Except for VW/Audi ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Burning Oil VIN: 2D4GP44L35
After talking with customer they decided to take vehicle to a dealership sense vehicle was still under factory warranty. The customer called and told me that the dealership stated that the #5 intake valve was burnt. They replaced the intake valve and seal at... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire).
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
This one is fixed. Most thought that the pcm was the problem. I checked all grounds and connectors. No problems found. So i changed the pcm, but still no start. After hooking the Modis up to it now i have a coolant sensor shorted high code. Thinking it was a p...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Open loop, lean VIN: 1FDLF47G7T
I'm saying I did not fix this vehicle because it didn't really have a problem. I confirmed the open loop opperation on accell with a couple of ford techs. The manifold thing is still up in the air a bit though. Everytime I replace these, we used Ford parts, no...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FMYU04101
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTRX18W92
The noise has mostly gone away on its own and customer has not returned. I suspect that it may have been an intake gasket leak but not real sure. Thanks to all that replied, sorry I don't have more information, but customer did not want to spend any money to f...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L glow plugs VIN: 1QTGK24F85
The GMC is not fixed because of time restraints. Would like to thank all who replied and sent me faxes. What I found was the pink wire from ignition switch to glow plug relay is open have not had time to chase open down yet. Not sure if boss wants to spend tim...
1998 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L No Start, kick back VIN: 1GKEK13R9X
well hello and thanks for all the replies . i tried a new cap and rotor . but that wasn't the problem .i noticed the coolant overflow bottle was lower than yesterday. this truck only kicked back when cold .so my thoughts seeing the coolant low shifted to hydro...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L lft. turn signal VIN: 1GKDT13592
Thanks to everyone that replied to our problem. Based upon the replies we recieved we went right to the ignition switch. we removed both covers of the switch (they pop off) and found a contact switch that had been arching. We replaced the switch which in retu...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L vss speedometer VIN: JHMCD5538R
Thanks to all that responded and emailed me on this. An extra special thanks to Scot White who had one of these and mailed it to me. I can now get this customer off my back. Jim
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGEJ2125S
Hello all.Sorry it has been so long and thanks for the help.I started with the valve adjustment.Checked them all,and found two of them a little loose.Now all O.K.I then decarboned the engine.It appeared that there was a lot of carbon built up.Customer also dec...
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF18485
Thank to Russ from Florida, performed fuel injector cleaning with BG products. Vechile has been gone for 3 weeks with no miss fire complaints from customer. Trouble codes: P0303 (3 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire), P0420.
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHLRD78875
Thanks to the many responses on this. All were correct. I serviced the rear diferential and have had no complaints. Thanks again!
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L whistle VIN: 1F25GH7857
I think the most likely reply that addresses this noise involves the mid driveshaft bearing. The noise is only when the car is cold. The customer has not returned the vehicle for repairs so I don't have an answer. Sorry.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJB852Y
Thanks to all that replied, The problem was the crank sensor, once i found it on the top left of the bellhousing it check the 5v supply and earth and found no waveform on the scope, as soon as i replaced it it started first time. Thanks again to all.
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L anti theft VIN: JT8UZ30C8N
Hey All,Thanks for EVERY BODIES HELP .It ended up being a faulty reman unit.THANKS AGAIN Alex J..
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM84W15
Please excuse the extended time for this closing but I was trying to maximize the length of time for this vehicle to exhibit trouble-free operation. My initial hunch was correct. After replacing the "ignition coil power relay" there has been no problem. It was...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L door locks VIN: 4JGAB75EX2
1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L vvt solenoids VIN: JN1CZ24A8M
Thank you for all your replies. We replaced both VVT solenoids and used sealant to seal them, giving them a 24 hour cure time to ensure we had a good seal. The customer has picked up the vehicle and so far no leaks. Thank you for helping to solve this issue!
1993 Other European GOLF III 1.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ1HZP
thanks to everyone that assisted me. Found the cat to be partially clogged from customer driving long distances with misfires.
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L reading -7 on temp and reading 43 mph when stopped VIN: 5GZCZ63B92
replaced tcm with new oem tcm from dealership. problem fixed
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low power VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Hello and thanks for all the replies. The customer decided not to fix this vehicle. It is the kid's car and they were not interested in spending lots of money on the thing. There were many good ideas in the replies. Most had to do with a bad timing chain o... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary air injection system incorrect flow detected), 16804 (Catalyst system Bank 1 Efficiency below threshold), 16712 (Knock sensor 1 Signal too high intermittent), 16518 (Oxygen sensor B1 S1 No activity intermittent).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing VIN: WVWRP61JX3
Thanks for the information everyone. What we discovered is that you must set the injection pump with the crankshaft mark that is ATDC then set the cam at the TDC mark. After doing this the car starts easily and runs well. We set the injection pump timing wi...
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