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1995 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DB8594S
thanks in advance for any help. this car has no spark thus no start, owner states drove to town when goin to leave it tried to start and then nothing, verified concern no spark. checked timing belt found slightly loose but in time, dist turns, checked powers i...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
This car runs great. Only problem I can feel is when cold it starts like a slight misfire is happening. Sometimes it will get a code for #2 misfire. I have replaced the coil, plugs. I have rotated the injectors to see if the misfire feeling or misfire follows ... Trouble codes: 18 (Manufactures Exhaust cam sensor), 1397 (Generic scanner code Exhaust cam sensor)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L tilt/ telescope VIN: WBAFB33581
hello all BMW techs, i have this vehicle x5 here the tilt and telescoping steering wheel does not work. i can only here a faint clunk when i push the switch back, nothing on any other movement. i have checked all the fuses, all were good. i dont have a wiring ...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37482
Hello bmw techs working on this 325i that will very infrequently set the two above codes which causes the vehicle to go into a limp mode on the throttle operation until the next key cycle[happened twice in last three months] found a tsb that fits the symptoms ... Trouble codes: 115 (throttle range adaption check), 135 (limp home adaption plausibility)
2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1L security VIN: 2G4WS52J45
Help This car has been driving me nuts for a week now It has a interment no start It will just crank and crank I have fuel presher and spark and I get a inj pulse with a lab scope I have put a module on it and 3x crank sensor and this did not help I put new pl...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1GCCS1438K
This car came in with the customer saying the compressor needed replacement. He took it to cadillac and they diagnosed it. Well guess what? It needs something else. It has a low pressure message even though I topped it off and replaced the high and low side se...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L noise VIN: 1GBFG15RX1
thanks in advance, customer came in to our shop with 2 complaints . first was a water leak , and secondly was a noise in the engine the water leak turned out to be an intake gasket , we replaced it and both noises diappeared. one week later customer calls and...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W51
This is an MTA vehicle,so it is well maintained.the shop could not figure out the reason for the miss so they sent it to me.I scaned the vehicle got P0300 and P01345, data showed cyl 5 and 6 misfiring and cam retard at 1000rpm at -21 deg.I noticed the distr. w... Trouble codes: P0300 (mult cyl missfire), P1345 (ckp/cmp correlation problem)
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L transfer cas VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
This truck has been a problem for 8 months or so on and off. The dash says service 4x4 when it first came in, serviced fluids and tried to reset dash indicator, that was unsuccessful. The 4x4 works most of the time. Second repair, changed 4x4 wire harness whic...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V13
hello techs ; we have this chevy truck with po449 emission fault code , any help would sure be appreciated all data is down [again]snappy says evap vent control is open,-short to ground -no voltage ?? where is this vent control located. tia-- t.f.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY7G83T
Inspect for running rough and stalling. Diagnose cylinders #1 and#4 not firing. Ground control to coil assembly not functioning. Open circuit "k19" . Ground control pin out at PCM is functioning correctly. Had trouble finding the open in the coil ground contro... Trouble codes: P0351, P0300
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1B7GG22Y7X
This truck came in to my shop with a no start issue. They complain that after about 3-4 days, the battery is dead. This was verified, and this is a roofing company that brings their trucks to us all the time. They are very up front about the issues. Testing th...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF236XX
Lift pump will intermittently run after "bumping" the engine over a few revolutions. Has RPM reading. Has CAM reference. Has fuel to the pump, but no injection. Will run on small ether bursts, but dies immediately after. Vehicle came in with a no start condit... Trouble codes: P1693 (Companion DTC was set in both the ECM and PCM)
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L surge VIN: 1B8GP45352
ok the van some times it will surge and down shift and bring rpm to 4000 you let up on gas petal and up shifts fine you step on gas petal rpm up to 3500 to 4000 and no power when the car came to the shop no problem i drove van for 25 mil.this has hapened 3 to ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L pcvvalve VIN: 2046P24R38
any suggestions on how to get these pcv valve out without damaging the valve cover housing...informed the customer that the valve cover may have to be removed to do this. have tried lubricants and let it set for 30 min in hopes of releasing it from its grommet...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N1N
This vehicle came in last week with very bad miss.i found oe wires with three boots totally missing from plug end of wires.we installed new wires and plugs (very old).It drives great most of time. once in a while all the sudden truck loses all power and check ...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP15J9T
Upstream O2 sensor stops reading goes to 0, replaced sensors twice they work for a short and the system goes open. After cool down it works perfectly for a short time.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX25F3V
this vehical makes a gronnig noise starting about 30mph and gets louder as speed increases like wheel bearing noise. everything on the front end looks good we replaced carrier bearing as custemer request and checked ujoint. was hoping somebody can point us in ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUZ2X6V
The p0466 is apparenly set when the FTP(fuel tank pressure) voltage doesn't drop off when a small amount of vacuum should be applied to the tank through the evap/purge lines and the canisters. The code was stored in memory when the explorer came in. I did KOEO... Trouble codes: P0466
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP66L9Y
This car still wants to stumble at 35 to 50 mph.Now DPFE sensor is reading 1.03 volts at idle, but when you accelerate it increases to around 2.5 and will drop back to 1.5 even when you are still accelerating. Egr Valve does hold vacumm, tested EGR solenoid, ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
Customer said truck died going down the road. Restarted but had no power. A few miled down the road it started knocking they shut it off and had it towed to me. Longblock installed. Noise is gone but power problem is still there. Crank signal is good, cam sign...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA534XY
This car came with P0708, P0171, P0174. Lots of leak from manifold gasket. I replaced manifold gasket and clean the EGR passages. Replaced spark plugs, wires, PCV, the fuel filter, and the transmission range sensor. Cleaned MAF and the throttle valve. And fixe... Trouble codes: P1000
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FTSF31S11
F350 Over charging I have a Ford F350. V10 130A alt. the customer has replaced the alternator 4 times. I have had the alt tested at a local re builder. it tests to 14.2v throughout RPM range. When installed back in vehicle it runs at 14.7 with all elec items ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L51
Car came in with Code po171. Cleaned MAF sensor no problems found with it. checked PCV hose for collapsing and for leaks none found. Cleared codes and customer came back a week later with code po171 again. Took a closer look at the o2 sensors and when I run th... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L electric windows,wipers,shifter interlock VIN: 1FMRU15W02
fuse #15 beside steering coloumn,blows constantly.#15 is one power supply to generic electronic module,which controls most body functions,interior lights,exterior lights,wipers,shifter interlock...sometimes blows in seconds sometimes in weeks.everything seems ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14574
Got a Ford here eating my lunch. From the begining customer started his truck one morning in his garage to let warm up, Came out and it had stalled,No start, Crank but not firing, 10 min later, No Crank and theft light flashing. Towed to shop, First off when i... Trouble codes: P1235
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Cruise control VIN: 2FMDK36C87
This is the shop vehicle. I use the cruise control constantly, and always have to turn on the cruise prior to using. Is there anyway of bypassing the on/off switch on this vehicle. I assume it goes thru a module, but my alldata doesn't have information on this...
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTBC14K9P
was towed in needing fuel pump would not start after repair. advanced dist timing. base timing now at 15 decrees. it ran for 1 day. timing chain had 10 degrees slack. replaced it. still no start. has good spark thru. the plugs has fuel thru injectors.will not ...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L cranking motor
Hi Duramax specialists, I have a dirt road Duramax with 104,000mi that looks like 400,000mi. The problem is that the engine cranks at any time, with the key in the on position the starter will just engauge and start cranking the engine even when the engine is ...
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39V34
Hi iATN, I'm having a hard time with this truck. P0300 random misfire with MIL flashing. All cylinders have a recorded misfire with #1 with the most amount. Inspected spark at #1 it will sometimes have inconsistant spark. Injector pulse is okay and injector si... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L signal,headlites VIN: 1GTHK29V65
hi..cannot communicate with genisys..all fuses and relays good grounds checked and cleaned..with key on r.h.headlite dim at all times..l.h. signal on dash indicators flash fast..hi beams and l.h.indicator on all front signal and headlites lo and...
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L srs system VIN: JHMRA1845S
Hello honda techs,i have a probelm with a SRS fault code 51 for low battery voltage or a faulty SRS CONTROL UNIT, the battery has been replaced and fully charged, the SRS fault has been cleared and will come back on after a few days of driving or even a week o...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.5L No Start
Hello all, \ I believe the ECU has failed on this car. There is no mil KOEO and fuses powered by the ecu relay are dead. ECU relay is good but never receives ground signal from ECU. I cannot communicate with ECU. Ignition power is available at ECU and grounds ...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B21
This vehicle was driven in for running poorly and noisy engine. The above codes were stored in the computer. Upon inspection we found the timing belt missing teeth. I replaced it and the cam sensor. We sent the vehicle home the only complaint he had to open th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0340, P0300
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
The I-30 came to the shop with a hard start problem. Also the 1320 code. We ck'd good wave form on cam, and both crank sensors.Ck'd power and grounds@ ecm. CK'D for Ing. signal out of ecm and had none. Recon. ecm still no spark. We have good fuel press. and go... Trouble codes: P1320
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W32
Hello Isuzu techs! This one is a honda passport/ Isuzu rodeo. The dealer won't touch it and the customer is a self proclaimed 'mechanic'. What we have is the vehicle will not start when it is cold. If we leave it out over night it will not start and we have de...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJA723X2
Hello all, I have a Sportage with a fuel smell under the hood. About 1 month ago had same complaint that was a rusted fuel line. Fixed line and no problem until now. There is a puddle of gas collecting by oil filter housing. Can not see anything dripping whil...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBED90E5P
Dear Fellow Techs. I have a customer which has a 1993 3oo te 4 matic that has a bad engine. He also has a wrecked 1988 260 sedan. He would like to take the 260 engine and put in the 1993.He says he was told this should work. I am skeptical to say the least.Asi...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Horn VIN: 4A3AJ56G4V
Upon finding that the wiring to the horn relay was good, I started to search for the horn to check the wires to it. I am unable to find the horn or the connector for the horn. I was able to find the alarm horn and it is operational. Any ideas as to where the...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L engine VIN: 4A3AC54H12
car still gets cyl misfire code #1 cylinder when it wants park you can hear small tappet lifter nois at 1500 1800 runs good but after sitting in park for a period of time you start to feel a slight misfire.drove car 21 miles on x way was fine.but...
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E75
This 2005 Lancer came in with a SES light on with no drivability concerns. Pulled DTC P0401 - EGR flow Insufficient. Did find a plugged vacuum hose to the EGR solenoid. Cleared & inspected all vacuum line and all clear and crack free. Pulled EGR valve and foun... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D31
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L timing chain VIN: 3N1CB57D84
coolant leaking into #2 and #3 cylinders. i removed cylinder head for inspection. faulty head gasket. sent head to machine shop. ok with slight surface grind. reinstalled withnew gaskets. i did not mark the timing chain links when i disassembled the chain, fou...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: 3N1CB57D84
this one came in from a body shop after they repaired collision. a/c compressor cycles anytime the engine is running and any mode is selected as long as blower is on so is the compressor and cooling fan. removed a/c comp. relay until it can be looked at. anyon...
1985 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2PG3791F
This Fiero was in a few months back for a no start. The fuel pump relay and the oil pressure switch were both bad. The vehicle breaks down on a road trip and tech says the ECU won't turn on the fuel pump and installs a toggle switch to get my customer home. A...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2G2WS52294
hello there, thanks for all the replies in advance. I have a 03 grand prix, 3.8, the right headlamp works fine, both low and high beam. the left lamp doesn't work on low beam, only on high. i have no power at the right connector, following wires back to the fu...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L clutch pedal VIN: YS3CD65U7S
Evidently this one ruined a week at the other shop, they put in a new clutch, 2 slave cyls and 2 master cyls, bled it repeatedly. the customer got tired and came to me, I diagnosed it as either the pedal or the hose. The archives show not much but 1 fix for a ...
1997 Saturn SW1 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G82H8288V
The check engine light is on with code P0302B. After looking at Data Base Injector cleaner with Techron has been run thru it several times. The car is due for emission test. After clearing code I can watch misfires for cyl 2 increase on scan tool. There doesnt... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 misfire)
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on
mil light on code po500 idle malfunction and p0505 vss sensor. car will idle with no problem and does not stall. only stalls when moving and clutch is depressed, vehicle is coasting, idle will drop below idle spec. to about 300 rpm or so then stalls. starts ri... Trouble codes: P0505, P0500
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB61H4W
The check engine light stays on, code 442. Vacum hoses have bean replaced. Code cleared but came back after 30 miles, same code. Trouble codes: 442 (EVAP leak)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L oil pressure light/buzzer VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
I just put a used motor in this beetle and have a oil pressure warning light/buzzer coming on at 2000 rpm,then goes away at idle and low rpm. I switched my wix filter for a dealer filter and still comes on. Sending unit is not leaking,and I switched back to th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L interior VIN: 3VWSK69M62
We’ve had at least three or four of these Jettas in the last couple months with the same problem. Whenever it rains the floors get all wet, mostly on the passenger side but sometimes on the driver’s side too. I know the Passats have a problem with the cabin fi...

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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L power windows VIN: 1G6KY5495W
1988 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L 4L80E Conversion VIN: 2GCHC39N1J
Sorry to keep you all in suspense over this conversion, but the customer has yet to make a decision. I had 19 replies from you all, and almost as many opinions. There are many companies that offer stand-alone units, and the one that sounds the best to me is ...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cooling system VIN: 1GCCT14ZOP
Thanks to all that replied. Intake gaskets installed backwards. I believe customer may not have been honest about engine running fo two months after replacement with no overheating issues. So thats what you mean by! (BACK TO BASICS) Again thanks to all that re...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L fuel system VIN: 1GCFC24H2R
thanks for all your help. In the end the fuel began to pump. still would not start, located faulty coil. the faulty coil caused the timing to jump. so had to reset the timing. vehicle runs like new. thanks for all your help.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14X83
Thanks to all who replied. I applied all the suggestions I received and still no result. The crank sensor was a new aftermarket part. Decide to replace it with OE part and bingo, the truck is fixed. Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor circuit A).
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L No Start VIN: KL1TD62675
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTUX17216
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C63
thanks for all the info guys. the short version of the story : boss got into a pissing contest with the customer. customer took car to dealership. dealership said bad connection on new harness. that didnt jive with me. i still had the code 16 before i changed ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0016.
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R34
I never did confirm gas smell w/car parked. After inspecting fuel lines along underbody and all fittings, connectors and injectors I replaced faulty fuel pump. After washing the fuel contaminated engine compartment from previous testing and a test drive I r...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11N95
the dist. from carquest was defective and loosing the hall signal to the modual. Trouble codes: 121 (closed throttle position out of range).
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHE24H6T
Thanks so much for everyone's replies. This vehicle took longer to fix than expected due to the weather. We replaced the rotor, the ignition module (again with a new one), and new spark plugs. Once we replaced the module again, we got better spark at the co...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cam Sync VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
The sensor was installed correctly. Since the valve job the code is gone, must have been triggered by the misfire? I got a lot of info on this one and a lot of opinion. I really thought someone would respond with certainty how to do it, and although several... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15UX1
Many thanks to those who responded. Several of you nailed it right on the head. I do however have another question that has opened up. How come the cam sync signal showed 10 degrees(spec is 8-12) when it was out of time? We ran the motor to TDC #1 and pulled t...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Safety VIN: 1FAFP532X3
WOW! THIS ONES FINALLY GOING HOME! quick overview: front air bag crash sensor was internally shorted (a wonder airbag did not deploy!) causing air bag control module to shutdown. when module shuts down, the gem looses signal from seatbelt switch and by default...
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZK06115
The mileage on the vehicle is 59,149. Sorry, I found this out after the post and had used a late 2007 inspection sticker mileage. The owner is a used car lot and knew it was not under warranty. I had reviewed the service bulletin and none of the symptoms matc...
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM19W0Y
Well thanks to all that said valve guides. We talked our local machine shop and they have been doing a ton of them. So we pulled the heads and sent them out and had a full valve job done on both. We put the vehicle back together and everything seems to good. T... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
First off I would like to thank those of you that responded. The actual cause of the problem was kind of strange and I still can't figure out why it would leak with negative pressure but not positive pressure. The fix was the fuel sender seal. We ended up p... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small Evap leak).
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L automatic trans control module VIN: IHGCB7667L
Sorry for delay, Thanks to all who helped me. I replaced the trans computer with another used one . I wanted to wait and see what happened before i wrote back. Amp draw was measured on all solenoids with a vantage pro, and all were between .68 and .71 amps. No...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cranking VIN: 1J4GZ58S5R
Most stated distributor, I did check and could see where reluctor ring had been rubbing pick-up. After starter replacement again. Started vehicle 20 times with no glitches. Advised customer had choice to replace distributor or get rid of vehicle no more starte...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L hard start VIN: 1J4F449S34
this was a case of incomplete customer information, but a good case for preserverence because we were able to find the bad starter thanks for all the advice and help
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L harge light VIN: KNAFB121XY
Thanks for all the replies! The tip about unplugging the alternator and the charge light should go out set us on the right track. Our light stayed on. After spending some more time with a wiring diagram, we checked the wire from the cluster to the alternator w...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Alarm triggered message in dash VIN: SALPV1245T
I wish I had a true solution to this to impart. I received five good possible solutions. The first was to check for alarm triggered which I did at least five times in all relevant modules. One mention the intrusion ultra-sonic sensor which I had removed and ch...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U5X
Well I believe this one is Fixed! Most everone said ck the oil control valve (OCV), So with my MODIS connected I ran an active test again to confirm operation of both left and right bank Oil Control Valves. The operation was normal. Then I took it out on a roa... Trouble codes: P1354 (vvti cam/valve timing b2), P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1150 (b2s1 a/f ratio sensor range/performance).
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L horn VIN: JTHBJ46G87
found we pinched a wire,we caused and fixed the problem.thanks for your help.
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L resistor
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y8H
Thanks everyone for your input. I stuck my neck out for another aftm pickup only to find that the pattern became worse each optical pickup that I received even though all 4 of the pickup wires were clean tight and without break or resistance. Shaft was not ben... Trouble codes: 11 (CKP Circuit Failure).
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2HX52K7W
Well sorry for the delay in post i had totally forgot this was opened. After everything i did the owner wanted to take the car to the dealer. And as i wanted to the dealer put an 02 in it and all is fine. i didnt want to guess because if i spent money with no ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L starter motor VIN: YS3FB45S33
Dear responders thank you very mutch for taking time to give me some input.When at first the car came in i jumpt it and it started right up , after that it started just fine several times on the battery it came with. Replaced it enyway with a new one. Start an...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3FD46Y23
Customer has taken car to drive it for a while and will let me know back. Nothing I was able to do made any difference to the SID mileage. Justin told me about a possible vacuum leak due to the rubber evap line elbow fitting on the throttle body, for whi...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L security VIN: 1G8JW54R53
found wire under dash pinched.must of happened during installation of a auto start unit.
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L differential VIN: JF1GD79646
Thanks to all that have replied. This one kinda stumped us. We still didnt see any defects in the ring gear or pinion we suggested to the customer to replace them, everything else looked perfect. I guess grinding spider gears into the ring and pinion can ca...
1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45FXN
Hello again. Sorry for not closing this earlier, I just got back from vacation. I finally got this vehicle fixed. I'm sure it was a combination of everything that was causing it to act so weird but in the end, after the timing was adjusted, the throttle pla...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
Thanks for all the replies. Ended up being the cat was plugged. He had some exhaust leaks in front of it for some time so i'm guessing that is why it ran as good as it did. The efi fuse blowing was due to melted wires at the egr sensor as Loran from idaho stat...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B3Y
Well first thanks to all that replied. This one is finally fixed. It had two porblems. The knock sensor was just plane bad and not causing any drivability problems. The vvti oil control vavle was bad on the front cam. While driving it would at ramdom chan... Trouble codes: P0330 (Knock Sensor), P1354 (VVT system malfunction intake valve timing), P1150.
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L engine VIN: 4T1BE32K64
We fixed it. It was out of time. We had both camshafts out of time. The intake cam was unlocked with a blast of air to the first oil gallery hole under the first cap. It took about a hundred blast to finally get it unlocked, but it worked. You can really fee...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
thank you all for your help on this one . most of the replys i recived on this car was for the ign switch . after talking to some people at the vw dealership who told me that the bcm whould have to be reprogramed . the customer took the car to the dealership t...
1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L LF power window VIN: WVWGF31J5X
Thanks for all the input. Seems as though the consensus is that I need to get the correct window motor in the car. Checked wiring harness under carpet and ground stud-all ok. Trying to locate the correct motor for the car. Will post a final update to let y...
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