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2001 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L interior lighting VIN: WAUML54D0I
Please help, I have a 70 mil.amp draw on the circuit of the #1 fuse for the central locking pump,make up mirror interior lights and interior monitor diode. If I pull the #1 fuse, the draw drops 70 mil.amps, if I reinstall the fuse the draw doesnt return until ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L lubrication VIN: WAULC68E33
G'Day Mates This 1.8 turbo is clacking away due to hardly any oil pressure. Checked inside oil pan for sludge by removing low oil sensor, suprisingly clean. Installed Castrol syntec and oversized oil filter which has helped on other 1.8 T w/similar symptom. N...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6326S
This car is a source of frustration. It came to us as a no start. The computer had been wet and customer had replaced it with a used one. We tried to resynch with EWS module and could not so we sent in the original computer for a rebuild. After installing the ...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGJ8329V
HI, I am trying to find fuse F81 that supplies power to ther blower relay. On a 98 it say it located in the E-box in the engine cmpartment but on the 97 it is not there. I can not find this 40amp fuse anywhere. If I power up the relay I can get the fan to work...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7330W
car came in last month with cam sensor code replaced sensor car comes back 2 weeks later check eng light on with cam code again car has bmw cam sensor in iti dont see a vanos system on these i really need some help on this one thanks guysi am not sure what i a... Trouble codes: 112 (bmw code for cam sensor)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door locks VIN: 5UXFB33513
customer pulled up in front of my shop and got out of the car - indicated his door locks were not working - all windows are up - the car then locked inself and the key will turn but not activate any locking or unlocking - customer reports this is the only key ...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L dash lites,gauges VIN: 1G4HP52KX5
Hello all, This Buick came to me via the dealer and customer. Customer states she was driving when all dash lites came on at once, speedo and other gauges went crazy jumping back and forth. The warning chimes and lites were exciting so she drove into a nearby ...
2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L steering column VIN: 1G4HD572X7
Greetings Fellow Automotive Repair Engineers and Hands on Practitioners. This is my mothers new car and my parents don't feel that a noise around the lower steering column area is right. The car drives great, tracks straight, and is not showing any kind of tir...
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID Hesitation VIN: 40837S1090
Hi all, the issue with this classic is the vacuum advance vacuum supply. It's ported vacuum, however the vacuum doesn't drop to zero at idle, but about 2". At this level the vacuum advance stays engaged and the idle is fast. If I lower the idle way down, the v...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14Z3S
pulling my hair guys in the beggining the timeing was off reset to specs but problem still excists you try to take off and it backfires and stalls starts right up and idle fine if you turn the steering into the locks to make a load and the engine quits doesn't...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 2-3 and 3-4
Hello everyone. This truck originally came to me with the customer complaining of no 3rd and 4th gears and was noisy. I test drove vehicle and verified it had no 3rd or 4th and was noisy. I checked trans fluid and was full but smelled burnt. I checked codes wh...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L speedo and tach VIN: 1GCHK29U53
this 03 chev truck is driving me to drink. i am a small shop that does musty toyota so my gm skills are rusty. this truck runs great with no other problem. when you start the truck in the morning the speedo and tach work great, as you drive maybe 15 min to 2hr...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L bcm VIN: 2GIWF52E83
Thanks for any help in advance.The security light in this car is on and I have no codes in the bcm or anti-theft.The funny thing is when I start the car the security light is off if you open the door while the car is running the door ajar light comes on in mes...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX5
Hi everyone and thanks up front for any help on this one. Truck came in 2 weeks ago with a PO300 and PO442. Looked in missfire history and found #2 & #5 to have the most but still low number of missfires, about 2000 each. The other 4 cylinders had less than a ...
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EU4533S
Hello again everyone. We've been chasing a very intermittent problem on this 95 Lebaron GTC convertible. First off, let me forewarn you by saying that this problem is very may happen within 10 miles of driving, but I've also personally driven it fo...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
Customer called complaining about an overheating engine and pulling over 3 times to let it cool off but at about 10 miles from our shop she decided to have it towed to prevent engine damage.Once here tech found low coolant condition but no leaks.After filling ...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L engine VIN: 2C3H04BR1Y
The information that I have found so far about a no spark & no injection problem is cam & crank sinc.But I need to know if I really should have spark&inj. if I remove the cam sensor&crank engine with only crank sensor connected! I am getting nothing {no spark ...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L blend door motor VIN: 1C3AL46R72
Hi there Two weeks ago we replaced the blend door motor because of not operating properly(stuck on cold)All seemed well untill today. Customer returned and said heat goes hot to cold sometimes. Heat was fine when they arrived and blend door motor worked fine....
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
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4GH2531R
thanks in advance for your input. this vehicle is a family members who tried to fix it themselves before calling. (labor rate just went up) there is no spark or fuel pump operation with the key on or in start mode. vehicle can once after hood slammed shut but ...
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L abs light VIN: 1B3EJ46XXT
my problem is this 1996 dodge stratus abs light comes on after start up. appears that self check is failing. using a snap on solus and chrysler dbr3 can not retrieve codes. always says no codes present with either scan tool. i can however read all data and per...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L cyl. 1-2-3-4 VIN: 1B7HF16YOT
we also put a new oil pump and rod in. ive triied to set "timming" to see if i get any diff but no. i also set #1 to tdc and chked the rotor, that was good. checked the pickup on the flywheel, thats good i would drive this truck into a tree but i cant get it g...
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 Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF2361X
towed in, had stalled on the highway while cruising. found po253 logged for cam shaft position sensor. sensor voltage and ground ok, however no output from the sensor. installed a new sensor still no start. has fuel to the injector pump but no fuel at the inje... Trouble codes: P0253
2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B4FP25B5Y
I have a Caravan that came in to the shop with what looks like motor oil contamination in the coolant overflow. It floats on top of the coolant in the bottle, and is not visable in the radiator when the cap is removed. The first thing that comes to mind is the...
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 driveline VIN: 3D7KU28C94
hey guys, this truck has a vibration that starts about 65mph, and goes away on decel, we have checked any and everything possible, you can literally feel it in the floorboard. it all started after finding a bad u-joint, we replaced all of them and had both dri...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3D7KU18C15
on a 0 degree morning check engine light came on and customer noticed high 1-2 shift point.checked codes and have p1751 and p1754 will not clear. looking if someone has seen problems with this eletric throttle valve set up - motor or wiring - or i...
1968 Ford LTD 302CID Electric Window VIN: 8G66Z16258
To all, I have a customer that is doing his own work. It isn't brain surgery. He just wants NEW electric window switches for his 1968 LTD 4 door. I just need the OEM part numbers. IF any of you have them OR know of anyplace that may have them, I would appreci...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
truck will not stay in closed loop. will go into closed loop for about two minutes then go into open loop and stay there. if you disconnect o2 it goes into closed loop instantlyand o2 goes to 36 and short term fuel goes to -20 and when reconnected stays in clo... Trouble codes: 173 (ego not switching rich bank 1)
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1S
Car towed in from another shop as a no start with no spark. Has fuel pressure and injector pulse. Tried another distributor still no spark. Checked power and grounds at distributor had battery voltage on the 6 pin connector and on the 3 pin connector. Grounds ... Trouble codes: 03 (camshaft sensor malfunction)
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP68G1W
tis car came to me from another shop. it came to them for an a/c hose. while there they took notice to the wiring harness eroded away in areas. they half rigged it up from time to time in the past. well this time they could not get it to start after the a/c re...
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...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMZU73E4Y
Hello all i have this explore here with a drivabilty issue cold. My ro said start and stall which it did yesterday morning so i did so basic things i cleaned the iac and throttle bore also tested maf with vantage pro looked ok but cleaned it anyway. Let it sit...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
mil light on ,codes po171,po174.[bank 1 and 2 lean] fuel press ok fuel/air filters ok . no apparent vac leaks. sparkplugs etc ok. clear codes and road test ok .. usually comes on after a couple of days driving. all checks out good at this time .. any common in... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, looses power VIN: 1FDWF36F7Y
ok you ford guys help me make sense of this PLEASE. truck has had times over the past 6 months were it would loose power. sometimes all it would do is idle. it started with an ebp and injector code. we replace ebp sensor and rt valve cover gsk and wiring harne...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Radio
Radio was inoperable when it came in. Pulled cigar fuse , radio comes on with ignition switch off. Pull Fuse 27 (GEM, Radio, OBD connector, Instrument) and radio turns off. Reinstall fuse and radio stays off. Turn on ignition and radio comes on. Radio will not...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FTNS24L51
I am handling this loss where the Ford Van was struck from the rear---I'd say something less than a medium impact and was driven from the scene to the Insd. office. However, when attempting to "back" the vehicle from the parking spot--the 4r-70w would not back...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks,door ajar lamp. VIN: 1FMLU62E82
driver door lock switch,has no power.pass.side door lock switch operates all door locks.Not sure if related,but door ajar lamp is on with KOER at all times.dome lamp on with KOEO after cycling key switch from run position only!No dome lamp operation,when doors...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on, IMSC (IMRC) Noise VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
We have a Ranger that anytime (By PCM or with vaccum pump) vaccum is applied to IMSC (IMRC) actuator we get a rattle type noise in the intake. Also getting a rich code. We figure if we fix the noise the code will also be taken care of. We have removed the inta... Trouble codes: P0174 (Rich Bank 1)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P73
Vehicle came in with cold start problem. It will hard start and stall, long cranking.If you crank over the engine and give it some pedal you can catch it and get it to start and after 30 seconds to a minute it will idles a little lumpy.once warmed up i... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal output circuit/open), P0603, P1000
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Instrument Cluster, Power Windows, Radio/Nav VIN: 1FMFU18L03
Hello Folks! I have a good one for you Blue Oval techs; this vehicle was dropped off last evening just before closing. The owner states that recently while driving the instrument cluster and the entertainment system would both stop working at the same time. So...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No line Pressure VIN: 1FAFP55U43
I have a Taurus with no forward or reverse. Checked the fluid and noted level, started engine and rechecked, fluid level drops but still overfull. Followed Ford's diag by symptom and performed line pressure test - 0psi. Also 0psi on EPC tap. Checked for PCM co...
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-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start
Need some help from all of you ford guys out there i can not find the fuel pump relay on this truck the local ford dealer says its just under the raido next to the flasher relay all i find there is the flasher relay any one else seen this before any help would...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L injector, EGR VIN: 1FTSS34P85
I am a 19 year old tech looking for some experience help. This van came in with p0269, p0278, p0281 and they all relate to a mechanical problem but it had a p1335 EGR code so I found a TSB saying to clean it instead of replacing. After cleaning EGR it cranked ...
1993 GMC K3500 Sierra 5.7L Pressures/shift VIN: 1GDJC34K3P
This truck was towed to our shop, no reverse, forward gears ok. When I tested it (in the yard)reverse would engage (tailshaft turned against diff) no movement (discounted brake issues etc). We were busy so sent it to Tran's shop. They found reverse band (expec...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Power seat VIN: 1GTHK23113
Hello fellow techs, I have this 2003 GMC 2500HD with the drivers side power seat inop. It won't move in any direction, the heated seat doesn't work, and the memory seat function doesn't work either. I checked the main switch for power, and it does have power g...
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA413XJ
Hi everyone need your help once again. Vehicle came to us with a no start condition and a customer installed distributor and coil. ECU flashes a code 4 and 9 for TDC and cyl sensor. Engine will run and idle fairly well but when we try to accellerate the engine... Trouble codes: 4 (9 -), 9 (testing and results)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electric Window VIN: 2HKRL18982
Passenger window wont go down using master switch. It will go up using master switch. It does go up and down with passenger side switch.
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D11
Thanks in advance for all your help. This Hyundai is owned by a meticulous customer who earlier in the year, had us tune it up for Maintenance purposes. It began cutting out at cruising speeds and would start up immediately again. This action was very infreque...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25V61
Hi, cannot locate a diagnostic flow chart on code 441, alldata and my modias has not repair info on code 441. Did a quick smoke test and check purge solnoid and all seems well. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 441 (evap)
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
Fuel trims (total) cross 100% by 25 % in + and - directions at moderate accel. Cleaned the MAFS wire with CRC sensor cleaner- no change. I just got involved and John ran the preliminary tests. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean)
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...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA15B4Y
hello fellow jaguar techs we have this 2000 xjr 4.0 supercharged in the shop that has a loud ticking from what sounds like the left side or possibly front center of the motor,altough from the right side it does not seem as pronounced. it starts off not as loud...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZB8S9T
HI everyone, this jeep will drive perfectly and all of a sudden loose power and on trying to accelerate will spit back through the intake,turn engine off and restart and engine ok again sometimes will go for30 minutes driving without problem other times almost...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transmission VIN: 1J4GW48S6Y
Jeep Trans Techs Help!! I have a jeep that came in for sluggish take off and a what customer described as brakes slipping just slightly when stop almost completed. Test drove and found second gear start and what felt to me like trans push for just 1/4 second a...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4SA39S42
question on 2002 jeep wrangler 6 cyl emissions warr coverage ...on fuel pump and evap leak pump Trouble codes: P0446
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Greetings gents. I have a couple, three hours tied up on this Discovery. Originally...cust. complaint was converters turn 'red'! Muffler shop condemned muffler and cust had coil pack assembly replaced(used). Assessment then was 'better'...which is to say-no se... Trouble codes: P1191 (Manufacturer Controlled Fuel/Air Metering), P1372 (Manfctr. Contrlld. Ignition Syst/Misfire), P1374 (Manfctr Contrlld Ign Syst/Misfire)
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK13T5P
Hi guys, I've got a 93 lexus es300 with v/6 here that seems to be intermitently losing fuel control on bank one. vehicle came in with co at 5.6% cruise, 3.4% idle, hc's 456ppm cruise, 388n idle. no check engine light codes. checked o2 sensors and fou...

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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 264WY55J71
thanks for all that took time to read and respond. after 22 responces saying to use an oe convertor, we were convinced! i guess since the price of metals used in convertors has gone up, the manufacturers are skimping and not making these up to par! we installe...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Water pump VIN: 1G6KY53B9N
Thanks alot all your guys, I took your advise called GM Rep.I told him about GM w/p ( Part# 252-720), he told me that clean cooling system real good and replace with Part # 251-720 instead of 252-720. I hope this will taking care of. Thanks evryone.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y42
Since there are not may fixes on these vehicles in the database, and it seems to be a common problem, let's get right down to it. The onstar unit, located behind the rear seat back, on the passenger's side, is a common source of intermittent current draw in th...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCGK29K8R
I want to thank all who promptly replied to this request. We are still in the waiting to give this vehicle our final stamp of approval. It had a dead #4 cylinder and was sent to another shop at the customers request to repair that problem which was an exhaus...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1BL82P9S
Thanx for all the replys & help. The customer actually solved this problem (somedays GOD is good to me). Still a little baffled at the rationale behind this one but it wound up being a passlock / anti-theft issue. The customer had to take the car to work with ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5241T
Customer forgot to tell us he tried to twist the three black wires form the ignition cylinder together to try to get it to start, and when he did this there was a spark. We replaced the instrument cluster and finally the computer relearned the new cylinder. Un... Trouble codes: 1629 (passlock code incorrect or shorted).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L engine VIN: 1GCEC19V1Y
i bought a 03 5.3l and iam installing it now,the intake and the right exhaust manifold has to be changed because of the egr and the ecm has to be reprogramed.
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Oil Pressure VIN: 22G1WH55K3
Hey...Thanks to everyone that replied, it ended up being the check valve behind the oil filter adaptor, I removed the adaptor and the valve was stuck in the front cover housing, picked it out and cleaned it like a charm with no engine damage, oil pre...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GCHK29U21
Hi, most replys were targeted toward map/maf, etc all of which never showed the slightest waiver,one tech submitted a link to check for ecm updates, but that link itself didn't work,I thought I found it in the form of a very weak battery, but a new battery bro...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNET16S82
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on, Lean Condition VIN: 1GNFK16Z63
Thanks to all the techs that replied. The problem was a out of range MAF. After we turn the vehicle to the customer to drive to set codes, To our surprise we were expecting a lean condition code but a PO101 code came in. We replaced MAF and everything seems to... Trouble codes: P0171 (Always Lean Condition Bank 1), P0174 (Always Lean Condition Bak 2).
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N7T
So far I have not been able to fix this vehicle. This is due primarily to parts availability. Most stated that I should start with fixing the short first. The fix for the short was a “new” speedometer. I was unable to buy one new so we tried to find a used cl... Trouble codes: P0500 (No VSS signal), P0135 (HO2S11 heater), P0141 (HO2S21 heater), P0155, P0161.
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Oil pump drive VIN: 1FMYU22X2X
Well it's fixed. The problem had not occured to me. Once the intake was removed, I could see the problem. The passenger side cylinder head intefered with the removal of the syncronizer. The corner closest to the syncronizer actually prevented removal. I took a...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L engine VIN: 1MZU62X9YZ
The tech installed the new themostat backwards and the water pressure pushed it open and the valve turned sideways and stuck open. The gauge is ok now that it heats up. The gauge barely moves till it reaches 120F and then by 160F it is about half way up the ga...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L air conditioning VIN: 1FTSE34L41
first and foremost i want to thank jerrys auto service for the wiring diagram. I also want to thank everybody else who responded. The big black connector on the engine {male} contains white/purple wire pull this and put it in the small grey connector where the...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP52UO1
thanks to everyone who offered help i could not go wrong on this one with 57 replies i could hear the noise very clear with a stethoscope on sensor with engine cold we replaced sensor and synchronizer like most said this was our first encounter with one of the...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P13
found "o" ring missing between high pressure oil rail and oil line. installed "o" ring. Still wouldn't fire up completely. Bled all air out of oil rail. Now truck starts and dies. Has code for fuel pump secondary circuit fault. Diagnosed code and found l... Trouble codes: P0231, P0232.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oiling VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Thanks to all that replied... i appreciate all your help.. after an extensive tear down it turned out that the used motor that we received was bad... we called the company that we bought it from and they warrientied another motor and the labor to r&r it.. no ...
1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2CNBJ18U0N
all the replies were good, unfortunately vehicle still not starting on its own. after scouring the internet i'm going to have the ecm rebuilt. a company out of minnesota will do it for 70 dollars and warranty it for 2 years. thx for the help. floyd.
1999 Geo prism 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK528XX
Thanks to those of you have replied to my 1999 GEO Prism issue,however the owner is unable to spare the vehicle at this time, so when we do the repair I will then be in touch. Trouble codes: P0441.
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L tranfer case
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT113SX
Thanks to all that helped. It turns out there was no ground at the low reference side of the map or tps. Confirmed good wiring. The pcm controls this ground. Replaced PCM & Programmed. Trouble codes: P1220 (tp sensor 1 or 2), P1514 (air flow correlation).
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2245W
To all; Thanks for the many responses. The consensus seems to be that the shorted bypass solenoid took out the driver in the pcm, as the system works normally eliminating the pcm from the picture. I have advised the customer that she needs a computer and am w... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Well the water valve is not it and I definately have a door issue the ? is which one theres liek 6 on it? I guess ill have to bite the bullet and have jag tell me which one is bad (since ford wont help me out at all)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Heated seats VIN: 1J4GW48S01
The customer has not brought the vehicle back yet, but some suggestions that I recieved were that the Memory seat module which I found is actually the heated seat module, and that the elements in the seats could be bad.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L air door VIN: 1J8GVV68J2
owner chose to sell the car too costly got a good deal on a new truck
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12154
on this car i replaced the carcoal canister closed valve and fixed the problem with the swirling and suction as well also as a added measure i also replaced the purge valve by the intake because it has a filter that could have been stopped up also with the cha... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0452, P0449, P0441.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BF28G9W
Sorry for not closing this sooner but forgot about car because customer has not come back or called us to let us know if they are still having a problem. I could have solved a connection problem or they didn't want to put money into car for an ABS computer. ...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Movement Any Gear VIN: WDBCB20A4C
I have not finished the car yet. I'm still waiting on some parts and can only work on it in my spare time. To top it all off I have not found a definitive reason for the transmission to quit. I did receive 12 replies to my post. Alain from California said Prec...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Leak at plug. VIN: WDBBA45C8F
Thanks to 4 responces I have this one dry and clean. The plug is the pivot for the throttle cable lever in the transmission. Orignally it has an o-ring,since it is staked in from the factory it is very hard to remove. As others suggested I cleaned the area ver...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control/traction control VIN: WDBGA70EXT
First the fixes.The rear accumlators took care of the springy rear suspension.On the asr/epc lights ,found that indeed the transmission fliud had run up the harness and soaked the inside of the transmission module.If you have trans fluid in the electrical plug...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L rear end VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
thanks to all who recomended changing the center carrier bearing on this ml320 !! i changed it today problem solved ! thanks to all joe jims auto
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Radio VIN: 4A3AA46G4Y
Thanks to Jason for sending me the code, my customer thanks you as well!!!
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L engine VIN: 1N4AB41D9T
Everyone gave me the same measurements to the crankshaft bolts torques Thank you so much guys for all your answers!!!
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Rajesh [...] gave the most information. The POS count is originated from the rear crankshaft sensor. This engine uses 2 sensors, one on the balancer and one on the flywheel. I pulled the sensor out and it was covered with all sorts of garbage. I cleaned... Trouble codes: P1612 (Immobilizer problem), P0171 (System too lean), P0175 (System too rich).
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D75
After replacing plugs, LOF, testing crank, cam, and coolant sensors, Ronnie figured this one out with your help. It was a head gasket leak. He pulled the plugs out but did not pressurize system and the cylinders filled up. Thank you so much for all the repl...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NV52E3Y
Thanks, to all those who replied. I feel really stupid about this one. I've been a mechanic for a long time and you would of thought that this was my first day. After i sent you guys the help request i decided to check the oil level and found the crank case fu...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Battery VIN: 5Y2SL628X3
We could never find a battery drain on the vehicle. So we installed a Delco Prof. battery and the vehicle has worked good for a week we are going to keep it for 2 more weeks to make sure. Thank you for all of your help.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF58K12
only one reply over a 24hr period. car now runs and idles in drive and park but the second it goes into reverse it will stall. checked everything i can check and i am leaning towards a throttle boby, customer not sure if they want to invest in it because of mo... Trouble codes: P1110 (air bypass).
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1BR32E25
Again thanks to all that replyed,we had the ecu reflashed by the dealer,that worked for 2 days,then the mil light came back on with the same codes.We sent the car back to the dealer and they determined that the canister that we had replaced was defective.Repla... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, P2419.
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