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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Alarm VIN: JH4KA7678S
This Acuras' factory installed alarm goes off intermittently and without reason or pattern. The owner wants us to disconnect if possible but still have the horn work. It looks like this goes through too many systems to just disconnect the control unit. Does an...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B73
Hello to all, I have this Audi A6 that will not start when it is cold (30 Degrees F or colder). I put a new battery in it, the old one was bad. The car will start fine except when it sits overnight outside. If you jump start it, it will start right away. When ...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L air bag VIN: WBACA5318P
Is there any way to retrieve trouble codes from this beemer using a test light, or without a BMW scan tool? If so what is the procedure? Thanks!
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6326R
This car came from another shop - they gave up I guess. Car came in with no start. No communication with dme( computer ) and no ck eng light with key on. Traced down defective dme and now I have a ck engine light and can communicate with car. Datastream is per... Trouble codes: 66 (antitheft system signal DWA)
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
I had never done a timing chain on a M 62 engine. Installed new chain and giudes, I locked cams and used lock pin at transmission. Never removed cams or gears or anything having to do do with vanos.. Put all back together and now runs but rough at idle with ch... Trouble codes: P00, 21 (A Camshaft position Timing over advanced or system performance Bank 2), 034 (Launch tool Function Inlet-camshaft control bank 2)
2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L No Start VIN: WBSCK9341Y
owner connected battery posts backwards. no start afterwards. He replaced alternator hoping to cure it. No go. I started checking and saw no Check Engine light illuminating. No communication either. I checked for the appropriate power feeds and grounds.I also ...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L abs traction control and brake light VIN: WBAGJ0348Y
hey guys trying to get this car out to acution but the boss wants the lights off .I can't find alot of info for the codes i have 88 and 89 precharge pump and precharge pump pressure sensor any info would be a help thanks in advance Mark
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53543
bmw techs please help. i have no idea in what direction to head on this 03 x5. it's here because of 3 lights on on the dash: in the center of the cluster there's an amber exlamation point inside a triangle inside a circle; to the right there's an amber light t...
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52JX3
Thanks in advance to all, this one got us! This is one of our used cars. We purchased it with a miss and the engine light on. After all the repairs listed it has a miss at idle. On the road it's smooth and powerful, the compression is 115 or so in all cylinder... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L power windows VIN: 1G6KY5495W
replace both front power window regulators and drivers door module.drivers window and all other window and power mirrors and door locks inop from drivers master switch.other windows work from there switches.check power and grounds to drivers module ok.tan with...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L bpmv VIN: 1G6KD54Y6X
Have this vehicle that has come in with an intermittent ABS light. Found code (C1243 bpmv pump motor stalled) stored in history but not current. Checked system accoring to steps in alldata and it showed all systems good. Cleared codes and road tested vehicle a...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YOY
Can some one please help me out i have a 2000 Cadillac Deville 4.6 Northstar this car is is surgeing like it is sucking air and misfireing on all 8 CYL.(((ONLY AT IDLE)) test Drive car care run Great... FUEL PSI Good I change the intake gasket & ispect intake ...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GNGK26F4R
This truck has 276,000 miles and the problem that I have is that it dies once in a moonwhile, setting no codes. I drove it over the weekend for about 200 miles, and only today monday when coming to work I was going about 20 miles per hour on the freeway I was ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W0S
vehicle was brought to us after cust has tried throwing parts at it. here is the basis of the problem. with key in the on position, engine not running, fuel pump will come on by itself and injectors will fire. we have scoped powers and grounds to vcm and do no...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L pinging VIN: 1GCFK29K5S
engine pings under load at running temp scan tool data when engine pings ks activity yes knock retard 5-8 degrees egr d/s 100% i know this has a negative back pressure egr valve customer stated he gutted the converter could this cause this problem.
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC5240T
hello i have a 1996 caviler with a 2.2L im working on that has a no start condition it will turn over then it will hit really hard almost like its out of time it acts like it wants to start sometimes.i have tried to replace the ignition module to no avail and ...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Starting VIN: 3G1JC1241W
hi everyone have this 1998 cavalier here it will not start when it is real cold what happens on the dash you lose all the lights but check engine it will start then die when it stalls the check engine light goes off and will not come back on till you shut the ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBDM19WXY
this van has me stumped, fuel gauge goes to empty when put in neutral or park and goes back to level. can make fuel gauge stay on empty by putting into gear while gauge is down. will stay down until you put it back in neutral or park tnen it will return to the...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJK39111
this vehicle came in as a no start. customer states he was driving in normal conditions and heard a pop, the engine shut off, and will not restart. we have checked the codes and the only current code is a po540b (intake air heater). all the other codes are his... Trouble codes: P0540, P0089, P0093, P0102, P0463, P0571
1999 Chrysler sebring conv 2.5L deck VIN: 1C3ELB5H1W
fellas , a message appears on panel showing "deck" , like its open , but its not. I tested the switch and its working good. What shoul i do? Thanks a lot.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GM68494
Hey Chysler Techs, need some help on this 2004 Pacifica. Turn off SES light with scanner will be back in about 200 miles with same p0131 code. Replaced front O2 sensor 2 times with aftermarket, came back both times same code. Replaced Front O2 sensor with OEM ... Trouble codes: P0131 (Front Heated Oxygen sensor Low Voltage HO2S1)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4431V
im looking for mode 6 info on missfire i cant seem to find it on chrysler site it seems on 3.3 3.8 you get missfire info but on 3.0 no info.any help would be great.
1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, no spark or injector VIN: 1P3ES47C1W
car quit, no codes but I lost spark and injector pulse.. replaced crank sensor and have power to coil. I get a quick injector pulse just one time during initional start then its gone.
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L computer VIN: 1B3ES26C62
hello very one. got this 2002 neon getting code 1694 ecm can not commuicate with trans computer. i am using a genisys scan tool i am able to commuicate with the pcm but i can't commuicate with the transmisson computer. i am able to commuicate with the cluster ...
2004 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L service brakes - VIN: 1D4GP25RX4
Hey all , I inherited this van from another tech . Recurring low brake peral on initial application . He basically rebuilt this thing with all new brake components about a year ago . The van has all new pads and shoes, rotors and drums . New wheel cylinders , ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24R05
Ok, I got a good one here for all of you. We have an 05 Dodge Grand Caravan with the fold away seating that came in with a crank no start condition. After some initial diagnosis we found the fuel pump to be bad so we advised on fuel pump & filter replacement, ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
we have had several 1998-2000 come in with same codes and have cleaned maf , checked fuel pressure , egr , and still come up with same codes some in days or a month later Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L stuck in 4wd VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
4X4 system is the Auto-4X4-4 Low type. Transfer case is "stuck" in 4X4 mode. vehicle is very hard to turn on dry pavement as would be expected in 4x4 operation. 4 Low engagement/disengagement works fine. No noises to indicate internal failue. I cannot tell ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTNX20S0X
Vehicle came in with the number 2 spark plug blown out. Customer didn't want to pull the heads, so I sold them an insert. I have installed thread inserts into the 5.4's before, no problem. While installing the insert and replacing all the plugs and wires, we r...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, EXTENEDED CRANK VIN: 3FYTNF20F2
vehicle towed in, scanned found kam code, cam sensor code. replaced cam sensor and now starts.it has an extended crank time. icp pressure at idle is 600 psi,ipr 14% @ idle.glow plugs all check out good, relay is good. the only way to get it to restart normaly ... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U64
we inherited this truck from another shop that replaced bank 2 cylinder head due to missfire on #6 cylinder they said it was a valve problem - still sets code p0306 - all mechanical checks are good - injectors on bank 2 have been replaced, computer has been re... Trouble codes: P0306
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
I have a Ford Escape that was towed in. The customer stated that he thought he got bad gas because the engine was running really rough and the check engine light was flashing. He proceeded on his trip for 200 miles until the car died 4 times and now will not r...
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1957Y
while cranking.shows rpm jumping to 16,000.the crank actual is 170-220 cranking.any help would be great.i dont have much hair left. Trouble codes: P0336, P0340
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on, Hard Starting VIN: 1GKDT13W71
HELP This is my Father-in Law's car -- So ofcourse not making a big profit here-- HA HA --- Has extended crank most of the time--- codes came on at about 110,000 miles-- changed O2 sensors and did complete tune-up--- ran great-- still does-- but after a week o... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich Bank 1), P0175, P0300 (Random Misfire)
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L all shifts VIN: 1GTHK23173
when the vehcle came in the truck would shift harsh and then the check engine light came on. after doing the ignition switch, transfer case and tranny flush (see related history) the code would not clear out of the tranny, my modis would say error occured, i d...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7653M
Honda techs...I'm running out of ideas and this one is kicking my behind. First of all this car will not exhibit symptoms in the shop, can power brake, stab the throttle, even ran car on dyno, but as soon as I back out of shop and pull forward a few feet and l...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5656T
Well guys this one got me..I have no hair left..well I had a code p0401 for the low flow I found ports clogged and egr valve sticking..I replaced valve and cleaned out all the ports..now the vehicle dies after driving and has a very hard start..found egr valve...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Extended Crank Time VIN: 5FNYF18554
When trying to start this engine, it cranks for about 10-15 secs and then will start. If you press the accelerator down about halfway when cranking, it may start a little sooner. Without the scan data to look at I am blind. I checked the iATN archives and "Fix...
1981 Isuzu Pickup DLX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JAABR14S5B
long crank time when cold and hot when it finaly runs it idels well when start driving press clutch and engine starts to die and will stall cant bring rpm back up ive replaced the fuel filter and cleaned all the little screens when it cools im going to do a va...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J8GW68JX2
this one is killing me so please help! i removed the heads for bad seats and had them fixed now that it is back together it blows the asd fuse (30 amp) it will start and run but will blow the fuse shortly after. i have opened the wiring loom and checked the wi...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRHYBHI4
Allright Lincoln guys, need some help here. Have this 2004 Aviator 4.6 H motor kicking my butt. Customer just bought this thing being told it needed a "Tune Up" alas some had put all new plugs and such in it. Anyhow, it has a P1336 cam/crk circuit code coming ...
1994 Mazda B3000 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR13U8R
The vehicle came in as a no start. The vehicle had a hard time starting when it was -30 degrees yesterday and finally started and then died 5 mins later. The vehicle has no noid or spark. does anyone have any ideas?
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22D71
with a/c on or heater in defrost.pcm will camand 75% iac as it turns on compressor.engine speed will incres to 2000 rpm and drop slowly as it stabalizes.it will do this each timewhen compressor is turned on.i have cleaned throttle body replaced iac and set min...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L intermittent discharge VIN: WDBED90E5M
This car is puzzling, intermittently it will discharge while running and it doesn't matter if there is a load or no load. I have pulled the voltage regulator and found the brushes are fine lots of life left, I cleaned and tested the slip rings, they seem fine,...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY26C9Y
we replaced the spark plugs, wires and ign. coils the car now starts most of the time, but it has no throttle response and when it does rev up it seems to run great. we have no codes stored in hist or current, tried removing maf sensor and car will not start w...
1974 Nissan B210 1.3L No Start, overfloats VIN: HLB2104916
Please guys if any of you could help me with this vehicle, you may laugh because of this old school vehicle, but it is a headache, big headache. The problem is that after driving it for 10 minutes, I will park it, turn the engine off and leave it for about 5 m...
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L t chain rattle?? VIN: 1AS1A5DWDW
Hey everyone. We just did a head job with all the timing accessories on this 95 240sx and it seems to have a ever so slight rattle just off idle speed. The car runs great besides this. We removed both upper chain guides per Nissan's TSB during the head job. Al...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D3W
I read a lot in archives about the knock sensor curcuit problems, so I'm not real concerned about that code. But with the IAT code, the black wire to the IAT sensor is melted. There is 2 wires for the IAT sensor, a black for ground that goes all the way to the... Trouble codes: P0325, P0110
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L surges VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have the 3.5 liter Pathfinder in that has a severe surging problem under hard acceleration. The vehicle vehicle feels like it has restricted exhaust when you jump on the throttle, but we have removed the co...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L srs VIN: 1N4AL11E03
first time customer,no repair history,SRS air bag light sometime is on at dash,with Snap-On and X-431 Launch found only history code #B-1129 Right Side Air Bag Module Open ? with this scanner I cannot do activation or testing,I don't have the factory Consult s...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L transfercase VIN: 1GHDT13S02
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L clutch VIN: 1G2JB1247W
Hi all techs : We did a clutch job on this car,bleed the systems,all good. Release the vehicle to the customer. 2 weeks later,customer come back complaint the clutch pedal went to the floor and gear is grinding. Check for clutch fluid level and external leaks...
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Tail & brake lights VIN: 1GMDX13E23
This Montana has brake lights when the head lights are NOT on. When appling the brakes the high center and the 2 lower lights on the tail light assemblies light but no the top 2. When you turn the head lights on the high center brake and the 2 lower lights lig...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6851X
we have one that is getting us.this vehicle will idle fine and drive perfectly then all of a sudden it will cut out or die,instant full miss or complete die out.it almost acts as if you shut key off.we have run with scanner attatched and no codes or any info t...
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L differential VIN: JF1GD79646
Hi all Subaru techs. The car is about to drive us crazy. The car came in with broken spider gears and noisey on turns. The custome didnt want to buy a new carrier at $1500 from subaru. We replaced the spider gears from another unit. We replaced side bearings a...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1BSZ001896
According to the customer this truck ran fine till it died due to a bad coil(no spark). After the coil was replaced it started but ran very poorly. It missed and had very low power. I cleaned the AFM and that has restored the power but It still misses under a ...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Headlights VIN: RXT0048329
Thanks to all you Toyota techs for your time. This vehicle will present the headlights while parked, with the key out of ignition. It happens intermittently and the customer states it seems to happen more in damp weather. I replaced the headlight relay but was...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2AC52L9V
Vehicle was driving down the road and engine stopped.. Was towed in and diagnosed as failed igniter.. There was no spark.. Igniter was replaced and vehicle had spark, still no start.. Diagnosis then led to computer so used computer was installed.. I was called... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter fault)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Throttle control module VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
Vehicle will not stay running. It starts and runs for approx. two seconds and then dies. Code p1543 was present. Checked voltage at the module and had none to occasionally a very erratic reading. Replace the module (which is the whole throttle body,sensor,and ...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E6W
For all you VW techs.any info is really appreciated.This vw failed smog check for check engine light on and code p1613. Mil light works properly, able to clear code but code comes back on 2nd trip.ECM is coded for automatic transmission which this is a automat... Trouble codes: P1613

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18673
thanks for the direction we ended up sending it to the dealer to plug in and reset the steering sensor this site is great I have fun helping others here too
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Accessories VIN: 5UXFA53572
Thanks to every one who helped me on this one , Special thanks For Harold from Washington. I recode the same cluster & everything is fine now.
1991 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fuel injection VIN: 1G4HP54C7M
After very extinsive searching and headaches we found that the throttle position sensor ws bad. At times it would read correctly and the engine would start. Whenit would read over 1.0 volt or higher it was a no go. We would unplug the tps and it would start ev...
1990 Chevrolet V2500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Torque converter VIN: 1GNGV26K9L
A new (rebuilt) torque converter fixed this one. Thanks to all who contributed advice!
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNGK26G71
Thanks to everyone on this one. Going with most of the replies I went with the crank sensor scenario and 2 snowmobile trips later the customer and I are both confident that this was the cause. Again thanks to everyone who replied. Sean
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L drive line VIN: 1C4GT54L8V
Looks like they need a transfer case. removed drive shaft and all vibration is gone on road test. Customer is trying to decide on if they what repair or not. The out put shat on transfercase has to much play. Thank to all
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Possible CV Joints VIN: 1C4GP64L9W
Got this one fixed! Thanks for all the replys. I can't believe I received 31 replys and 98% of them said to check the motor mounts and replace the CV shafts! The first thing I did was check the motor mounts. We replaced all 4 motor and trans mounts. The vibrat...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C8GHB1R43
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FMDU34XOT
After testing the wiper relay, which tested good. Replacement of the GEM Module repaired the problem.
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF38F1S
well this am unit would not start at all went back to basics from scratch i ahve 7.3l and 6.0l experience at the dealership from 2001 to 2005 when i started my own shop i went right back toi the basic of diag sheet started a ...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L blower connector VIN: 1FTNS2429X
sorry for the delay obtained factory pig tail from ford thanks all
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1067512UT5
thanks to all replies. found idle counts at 0 unplugging idle motor made no rpm change, set min. air rate with throtle body screw symptoms gone. unbelievable would have been a practical fix and a common idle control fault if idle counts were at or near max. hi...
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA534X2
thanks to all for your help, i believe that this one is fixed rechecked for vac leaks nothing was found i cleaned the air flow sensor and replaced fuel filter (filter was very dirty) talked to customer monday and no further ck eng light once again thanks for a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52244
I feel SO STUPID!!! I avoided the obvious to try to find the impossible. As I somtimes say to others check the basics first. we did a compression test on the back bank and found cyl 3 dead. We found a burnt valve on #3 cyl. Were pulling the heads now to do the... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire), 174.
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKDT13W5W
Hey guys and girls.Big thanks to everyone who helped.We noted the rear (post) 02 staying around 120-50.Replace 02 and road tested-stays around 350-550 just were it should be.Stands to reason that if he see's too lean coming out of cat then he's going to ask fo...
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L convertor VIN: 1GTDT13W21
Hello and thanks to all the replies, After having this trans out 3 times it is finally fixed. Most of the replies stated that the frt pump bushing was probably worn or had slid forward against the seal. After replacing the frt pump seal,gasket and O-ring I fou...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L front differential
thanks guys the general response was leave it alone that i will do both seals have "seaped" some since it was new but i always ck it at every oil change for level and moisture thanks again maybe somebody will have a dodge problem and i can return the favor
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5551X
Thanks for all the great suggestions. the customer elected to sell this car cheap to a friend and not fix it. Things that needed to be checked were the fuel pressure reg [ there is a updated one ]-ck valve adjustment-ck vac readings-ck egr valve and ports for ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electric Window VIN: 2HKRL18982
I replace the pass. side mutiplex unit. Thanks for all the help.
1973 Jeep DJ Series 232CID Brake lights VIN: DJ5C313752
Thanks to all those that gave me advice and for john suppling me with wiring diagrams, what are we ever going to do with this site..well I found a short deep in the wirring loom between the switch and the conectors going to the rear..this was most likely cause...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L a\c control head and radio VIN: JT8VIC13T1
thank you for the replies.the b+ to the trunk light was back- feeding voltage to the havoc system threw shorted wiring.I cannot take credit for the fix,I outsourced this one to stans auto electric.thank you stans.
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
I am going to close this as I've gotten 2 replies that both describe the P1512 as an IMRC shutter valve stuck closed . Thanks IATN members you're the best . The one reply that was sarcastic , we can do without your kind of help ! Trouble codes: P1514 (unknown no known description).
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L shift 1-r VIN: JM1LW28GXY
Thanks to all who responded. A couple of you thought the trans was on its way out and that was why they brought it in for service. I drove it before we serviced it and it shifted fine. We recommended a service because it was due. The trans shop found the 4th ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Good morning Benz techs.I took an appointment at a friends garage who has the oe software for benz and did flywheel adaptation and all is well.A few of you gave me a procedure to relearn itself manually but I couldn't get it to reset itself.What I find funny i...
2004 Mercedes-Benz Smart car .0L oil change VIN: WMEAK00F05
for those of us not initiated into the world of mercedes benz "topside oil change" was unleashed in the 90's , obvious solutions are some type of vacume fluid exchangers , several to chose from.And I am sure there is a brilliant german engineer who has a perf...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AN74K8V
Turbo boost information is a function of the mass air flow sensor. All MAF inputs were good, condemned the ECU for not processing the signal and shutting off the wastegate solenoid. Only problem is ECU is no longer available from Mitsubishi, have to R&R to a r...
2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L temperature output VIN: 4N27N17T31
i hate to say it, but this one's going to the dealer. i got one response on iatn, saying to check for vacuume leaks, which i did, and found none. oh well, i guess i can't fix them all.
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3GR6ZC7S
Sorry it took so long to close this . Every time we thought we had it fixed it would show itself again.Thank you all for your input and after some good suggetion we did find a vacume leak at the plentuim .(didnt fix it but had to take care of that) pulled the ...
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3NL55M6S
Wow, after a month of trial and error this one is fixed! I have checked every sensor and wire to the computer several times and replaced the crank sensors and computer, still hard to start when cold. I read the 21 help replies several times over (thanks everyo...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L electric cooling fans VIN: 1G3WH52X1T
Ok, as it turns out, the customer is heading off for vacation and won't be back in time to allow this request to stay open. Thanks for your help and once the vehicle does return in a month or so, I will email you guys and let you know how it turned out. But I ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L whistle VIN: 1G2JB1247V
Closing this post as unfixed as of now. Thanks for the responses, lots of good suggestions for possible cause of noise, but customer has not returned to go deeper into problem. I suspect that I won't see him unless his MIL engine lite comes back on.
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Coolant VIN: 1G2WK52J53
First, thank you for the 65 replies. Most said it was the lower ikntake gaskets. Well that is what is was. Changed the gaskets, cleaned the system, replaced some hoses, and things look good. Many also suggested using the new Fel Pro gasket set, another goo...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L battery VIN: WPOCA29961
Quite a few people got this one. I just needed to get my blinders off and see what was going on. After setting overnight with the battery disconnected, Hooked up battery this morning and within 15-20 minutes, the alternator was gaining tempature. After 30 minu...
2000 Saturn LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JS52F6Y
thanks to all who replied but the girl who drives the car went back to college they may bring it back in the spring. I did have a chance to check one of the suggestions i got. when you start the car with the key on and engine off it does not start to drop do... Trouble codes: P0141.
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ63B4Z
thanks to all who took time to read and respond. we did try a crank sensor based on some feedback and we thought that this repaired but it is still acting up. we still don't like the high fuel pressure reading but it is not running rich when it does start so w...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4RN62SXJ
Thanks to everyone that replied, we determined the oxygen sensor was going full rich on acceloration and it also would not vary at idle when a vacuum leak or propane was added. We replaced the oxygen sensor and hesitation is gone.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L water pump
Sorry for the delay of post, still havnt saw this car since before the posted question. Although im still sure that it is still seeping. Customer didnt have time for repair at that time, as he was planning trip to FLA. He purchased GRAF pump from local CQ...
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