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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Tach and Fuel Mileage Gauge VIN: WBABB1300K
Okay BMW gurus I have an interesting one for you. I'm working on a 1989 325i that was brought in with an Inop Tach and Fuel Mileage Gauge and rough run. Customer said he was driving it down the road and the Tach suddenly died. I fixed the rough run easily enou...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABS53482
Help all BMW techs. This 330ci once in a blue moon will activate the RED oil light- it will flicker very intermittently,mostly at idle. The customer has never noticed any lifter noise or any other issues. We have never been able to duplicate condition.Engine h...
1998 Cadillac civalle 4.6L egnishion switch VIN: 1G6K55441W
the key is stuck in the egnision in off position,we cant get it out,is threr any way that we can remove the key without removing the egnision lock cylinder?
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6K554Y8X
Hello everyone, I would like to know the best way to R & R this engine. Aldata said to take out bottom with trans. No matter which way if you have any do's and dont's, short cuts anything that might make this engine swap go as smooth as possible. I know the e...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on, high idel VIN: 1GNFK16K7P
customer will come in with code 22 tps every few months fast idel and harsh shifting.replaced tps a couple times still problems,trial fit connector pins good and tight also replaced map sensor as they share refrence voltage never has had map code but new map h... Trouble codes: 22 (tps low voltage)
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L oil system VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
this vehicle came in on a hook. customer said had oil change done at another place and low oil light came on. found gasket on oil filter pushed out. replace filter and same thing again. did oil pressure test our guage goes to 110 and it peged it. what would ca...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19R9V
After replacing the fuel pressure regulator, the truck will idle fairly smooth. Under load, in park or drive, engine cuts out, misses and bogs. It was during this time we were informed by customer he'd replaced his own cam sensor. Scan showed cam retard -13 de... Trouble codes: P1345 (crank/cam correlation)
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
I am pulling my hair out. Customer said another shop installed an dist. to fix a no start conditon, since then, the vechicle has a rough run and misfires on 3 and 5. I installed a fuel pump to cure the lean missfire on 3 and 5, then the miss moved to 6 and 7,... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13Z12
Cust complaint is vehicle idles rough at start-up for about 30 seconds to a couple minutes, then clears up and runs fine. DTC P0300 sets at this time. This condition happens about once every two to four weeks. Other than start-up vehicls runs fine. When vehicl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L plugged VIN: 1GCHK24U14
This is my personal truck, bought the truck this way. Catalytic converter is plugged causing the left bank to misfire. Problem is its a california truck and must pass smog. I can't seem to find any aftermarket replacements. Anyone have any ideas for universals...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L door locks VIN: 1C3XY66ROM
This would be an easy fix if someone had just left the owners manual in the glove box where it belongs. What the customer wants to do is turn off the automatic power door locks on this 1991 Chrysler Fifth Avenue. I can access the body control module and turn t...
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B7HB21X7V
hello fellow mechs. this vehicle will only go about 10 miles an hour when it starts to malfunction. i had to drive it on the highway for about 10 miles before it started to malfunction. around town it's fine. the one thing i noticed when it does malfunction is... Trouble codes: P0171 (Exaust system lean)
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4FP25B5T
Hi First time i ask for help here. We got that van here, it's one of those rare 2.4l 4cyl engine the engine run on 2 cylinders (1 and 4), the 2 others (2,3) dont spark at all. With my BDM pro I am able to drive the 2 coils KOEO when I put in function the... Trouble codes: P0352 (IGNITION COIL 2 primary)
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L compressor VIN: 1B7GL22XX1
six months ago a/c quit working, compressor clutch coil was shorted. everything worked good until now. there are two trouble codes set in computer (oxygen sensor heater circuit bank one sensor one) and oxygen sensor heater circuit bank one sensor two). the com...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Lighting VIN: 1D7HA18N92
Tail lights do not work .If I pull relay can power up park lights from there. All lights run through front contol mod. There were 15 codes stored . When codes were erased they would comeback instanly. Replaced front contol mod. Now only 1 code remains. Code 38...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1D4GP25R13
Replaced IPM on this vehicle for corrosion problems & no pwr. feed to washer pumps. 4 days later vehicle came back with CEL on & trans in limp mode. Scan PCM and get code P0700 - trans problem. Scan TCM & get p0725 - no engine speed signal. Scan TCM data & see...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 2D4GP24R95
Hello techs! I originally thought this van had a bad fuel pump. Came in on hook with just over 1/4 tank gas, no fuel at engine. I took fuel tank off to replace pump - Empty! I spoke to a Chrysler tech if there were known problems with these vans and he told me...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Engine Oil VIN: 2D4GP44L26
This well maintained 2006 Grand Caravan uses 1/2 quart of oil per every 1,000 miles. Are these engines known for this? There are absolutely no engine oil leaks. This is used by an errand service and is on the go constantly and then also sits idling for an hour...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Front Washer VIN: 6FPAAAFAKE
Hey everyone, I have got a Ford Exploder that yesterday came in for front washers inop, checked found they were inop. Motor not operating. Rear washers work fine. Checked power and ground to motor found all ok and alternating when choosing front or rear washe...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Extremely harsh engine vibration at idle, can still feel with RPM's. Audible knocking in plenum {chamber is loose}. Motor mounts secure no engine codes. Can't tell for sure if mechanical or otherwise. Fuel trim in range. Adding fuel or vacuum, no change. Cant ...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60AX2
hello friends, this thunderbird is misfiring cold. had replaced the coil and recheced with same symptom. checked for tsb's. swapped #5 and #6 spark plugs and coils. after car is warmed up runs great, smooth idle. after over night cold start, starts, runs rough... Trouble codes: P0305, P0316
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FDWF36L33
Unit came in about a month ago with a inop instrument cluster... upon diagnostics found that fuse 45 was blown (instrument power). Replaced fuse and it blew instantly. pulled cluster and checked for short to ground issue.. none found. upon further diag replace...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTSW31P03
this unit gets more codes than listed all 8 glow plug codes ocurr in unit when tested individually and were all replaced as resistances at glow plug themselves were all 9 ohms re assembled re tested system replaced faulty gpcm re tested checked both glow plug ... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672, P0673
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L heater / engine temp VIN: 1GKEK13ZX4
I got this builder from a local body shop. It had a hard hit to the front. Has been repaired, and I might add a good repair, and sold. The complaint is there is little or no warm air coming from heater. The customer put an aftermarket t-stat in to try to fix. ...
1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L loud noise VIN: 1HGEG8655P
here is a crazy one , head gasket was done and customer returned 2 days later and said car was making a loud noise under exclleration. car has n codes drives fine , runs fine , perfoms grate. under excelleration it sounds like a hoopdie with a cold air intake....
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5634T
Group I need help from the Honda Gods!! I am helping another shop with a problem on an Accord. The story goes like this. The customer came in for routine maintenance. This shop is a tire shop but went ahead and worked on it any way. They did a major tune-up. P...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1HGCG2250Y
Technician replaced water pump and timing components. Power steering pump was removed to access timing area. After all parts were installed, the power steering would not stop whinning due to air in system. Technician tried several ways to purge air from system...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18601
Could plugged fuel injectors cause this PO171 lean code? We cannot fault the o2 sensors or mass air flow sensor or fuel pressure as all these are in spec. If we suspect plugged injectors is there a definitive test? Or do we just pressure clean them and see if ... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L backup mode VIN: JACDJ58V9V
customer complains of intermittent starts from stops with no power. educated customer of back up mode possibility and he confirms that moving shift lever to l range helps. also shutting down vehicle and restarting enables normal operation. i have confirmed on ...
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P1W
Jeep 2.5 Floods cold, will eventually start if plugs removed and dried, runs badly until completely warm, then drives normally. New plugs, wires, rotor cap, no change in behavior...Initially found corroded coil wire and assumed poor spark. New wires but no hel...
2004 Kia CARNIVAL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAUP75234
vehicle came in with poor idle. no fault codes present. seemed excessive injector duration on bank 1. oxygen sensor was replaced. also wiring harness plugs for o2 sensor have been hard wired at sensor and at main plug on top of motor. the only thing that seems...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L dynometer VIN: 2288444003
having problems with the electronic throttle motor.Been very hard for me to keep these things on the dyno.What I mean by that I cant seem to keep a constant speed.Usually have to abort the test.Any other smog technicians have this problem.If so I could use all...
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L master cylinder VIN: 1LNLM82W1N
Hey fellas, I checked this lincoln and found the master cylinder was sticking intermittently. Also found the brake pedal would sink to the floor when sitting at a stop light or sign. Replaced the master cylinder and rechecked and found the sticking problem sti...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L fuel pump relay VIN: 1LNLM9844R
Replaced fuel pump in this car and would like to also change the fuel pump relay but can't find it. Dealer and Mitchell no help. Any help would be appreciated.
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Just need to know if anyone out there has replaced the lower intake manifold control shaft seals on one of these engines. I'm told the manifolds are no longer available through Ford. My dealer did locate 7 left side ones at $395.00 each from their vintage sour... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV521XK
This car sets code 3 anywhere from 5 min. to 20 sec. after starting. Verified a good G signal (0 to 5 volt square wave) at the dist and ecm when the cel comes on. Sent ecm into NPC for testing and no problems were found. The tech line said either the G signal ... Trouble codes: 3 (G Signal)
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L high idle warm VIN: JM1NA3510P
this mazda miata idles at 1500 rpm when warms up i have checked for vaccum leaks replaced iac checked thermal air valve. coolant tempsensor and replaced o2 due to code 17 o2 now is working fine. set timing cleaned throttle body and screwed idle adjustment all ...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2224X
when driving the vehicle i cannot passed 2500 rpm,it cuts out like rev limiter kick in.there was a previus code for speed sensor.i clear the code and vehicle was fine for 3 days.came back same problem with no code.help would be great anybody knows these miller...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L timing belt tensioner VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
vehicle was towed in as a no start found timing belt had jumped time.removed cover and found tensioner spring in camshaft pulley.replaced tensioner,spring,idler pulley and belt.all data procedure to install tensioner was a little vague but did install as per a...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: WDBDB26DXH
I'm posting this for a buddy at trans shop.I'm at home recovering from hernia surgery and am not sure of this trans[auto/manual]or if it's turbo?His daily driver had a sticking ignition cylinder/key and he got tierd of fiddling every time he had to start car.W...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WABEA3007J
This one is a nightmare. Car has been sitting for a year next to a sand dune. Engine compartment is very dirty. Replaced the above items and also drained the fuel tank and flushed out all fuel lines of the bad gas. Adjusted air flow meter to specs in AllData. ...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L unknown VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Help all Mercury/Nissan techs! This van has an intermittent issue with the automatic seat belt system and will drain the battery. The driver belt is completely inoperative and the passenger belt will move every 20 seconds or so if it is pushed in the direction...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Timing belt VIN: 4A3AA46G03
Vehicle came in for factory maintance timing belt. Put the cylinder # 1 top dead center marked it and took off the timing belt and balance shaft belt put it back on same place started it up nothing. Moved both cam and crankshafts a tooth up and down even follo...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4L Transmission VIN: JA3AJ66FD4
Ok I have a good one here I have replaced the mentioned components and I get a squeak type noise not real loud but enough to hear from inside the car if I tough clutch pedal it will go away and I mean touch not depress, like a few pounds of pressure will do it...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D6W
Hello Nissan Techs: I have this 98 maxima with DTC P1335 with no description. This one come in with no start condition. Verified starter failure, and replaced. Released car and cust called that MIL was on. Before customer got back to shop the car stalled with ... Trouble codes: P1335
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L wipers VIN: YS3FB49S04
Vehicle came in with wipers inop. Found relay removed. Installed relay and found wipers on all the time.checked scan data found wipers on high always. I have a column integratiuon module in hand but am wondering do I need WIS to program this module??? Any help...
2001 Skoda Octavia 1800CC 4 wheel drive VIN: TMBKL21U42
Skoda Octavia Estate. ARX engine with 4 wheel drive system. Vehicle owner said that he was turning a corner at slow speed on ice/snow. Noise heard from the driveline and ABS / ESP lamps illuminated for a short period on dash display. Checked vehicle with Autod...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L balance shafts VIN: JT2BG22K6V
Hello Toyota techs, I recently closed this case that I thought was fixed. It is back with a vibration concern now. This car initially had a noise coming from the balance shafts which I then removed based on replies from IATN members. The car seemed ok, but the...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L engine starting VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
This is a mint land cruire, auto trany v8 when starting the engine starts right up for 1-2 seconds thens stalls, on second try it starts and runs mint. good gas milage,quite smooth and lots of powere(runs like new) problem mainly happens after 20 minut or long...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 5TDBT48A41
Thanks in advance for any help. This Toyota came in after the dealer scared the life out of the customer. They told the cust that the transfer case motor was non functional and the front diff actuator was weak. We confirmed the case motor, replaced it and the ...
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E96
I have this Matrix that belongs to a fleet. The check engine light would come back on after a few weeks of driving. P0171. We replaced the MAF sensor about a month ago. Ran vehicle through drive cycle and readings look fine at the time. Now the light is back o... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 1GKEK13Z73
Customer has had intermittant complaint of not being able to put car in gear since clutch replacment. Finally were able to verify complaint. Replaced starter motor, and when customer picked up vehicle we saw the sypmtoms. By the time we were done poking and pr...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L turbocharger VIN: 3VWSD69M1M
can someone please help me out with turbocharger r & r on this 01 gas jetta? alldata and mitchel are worthless, probably because the vw manual is too. i'm replacing it because of a massive oil leak. i removed it today and am waiting for the reman unit to get h...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B22
I have a Passat, came in with steering wheel controls, heated seats, and home link INOP. Inspected fuse #5, open, replaced fuse. All was OK and all things worked. Then smoke started coming from diver side lower kick panal and fuse #5 open. Inspected wires an...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L steering VIN: YV1RS61R02
This Volvo has a "shudder" whan turning the steering wheel at certain RPMs. It is similar to that of Chrysler minivans that is corrected with an updated ps hose assy. Have not seen this on other Volvos. The lines vibrate when this is happening and this can be ...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L reverse VIN: YV1SZ58D92
We have this xcountry in that most times in reverse the powertrain will shutter heavly as if the trans slips. also once in a while going into drive the trans will have a delayed ingaugement {double apply} bang bang. Before we condemn this unit we could use som...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L crankcase vent valve VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Ok, the fix... We removed the crankcase vent valve, and openned it up. the internal diaphram was torn, and someone had ground down a BOLT and stuffed it into the bottom hose! Im guessing they did this to prevent oil from comming through. It must have been buil...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L evap/intake air VIN: WBACD4326V
hey guys found the problem the shop that had replaced the engine had some electrical connectors hooked in the wrong connectors also had to reprogram the new engine to the control module. thanks again for all of your help
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L low beam blinking VIN: WBABM5344Y
Thanks for all of your help, Ted probably right.There is a bulb failure indicator show on the rightside,i did replaced the bulb on that side before and still show failure even those the bulb til good,also the leftside was used the wrong bulbs.Customer need veh...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4349I
Hi group. finally the BMW came back, and indeed the car was fixed with replacement of vent valve and connecting pipes, smooth idle. but check engine light is on with code PO491, (air injection problem on bank1) could be a clogged passages? bad o2 sensor on b... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1343 (misfire cyl1 with fuel cut off), P1345 (misfire cyl2 with fuel cut off), P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2).
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans VIN: WBABN33412
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52JX3
Thanks to all! We investigated all the options and concluded it was a cam wear issue. With the mileage, we opted for another engine rather than tear it down again. It also turned out to be the less expensive fix! Trouble codes: P0302.
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L leaking brake hoses after new installed VIN: 1G6CD53B3M
A lot of great rely's on this one. Time to stock up on quality brake hose washers, I have as of yet had good ones come out of the box with the hoses... most of the time, they come with no washers!
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Starting VIN: 1GGCD63B6M
Gentlemen IATN is great! Within 10 minutes of opening, the solution was there. As I stated, I thought it was time to step back and give someone else a shot.I almost feel foolish because the answer was so simple. The wires on the lock cylinder were broken. I ...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L light on dash VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
thanks evrone. i wanted to wait to close this until I know it was repaired. steve from ohio was right. I removed the connector from the abs module,checked the pins and installed dielectric grease in the plug and reinstalled. so far so good. I did have the unit...
2001 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Automatic Temp Control VIN: 1G6EL12Y11
To repair this vehicle I simply had to replace the passenger blend door motor. When I removed the glove box to observe the movement of the blend door I noticed that the motor was moving nearly 360 degrees and that was causing the pushrod actuated door to move...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L intake manifod VIN: 1GNC12ACK2
the van is done.Thanx so much for all your help.The service writer gave this van to another tech.He used car quest gaskets.No new fuel o rings,However he did change the engine oil.Hopefully this one wont come back.Replacing the gaskets at least for now stopped...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4wd inopertive VIN: 1GNDT13WXY
The s10 is now fixed. The 38 pin plug on the tccm had numerous terminals that had bad connections making the truck have a different problem or code. That is why everytime I would check something it would check ok because when I would back probe the wires in ...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF52F24
I finally had a chance to remove timing cover and did find chain had jumped 1 tooth. I'm hoping new chain, gears and tensioner will fix it. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0172 (Rich exhaust).
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L frame VIN: 1GBJC39205
I had envisioned this to be a area of which not many would be knowledgeble and I truly appreciate those who did respond. I suppose I needed to document my opinion. Having been "born' on a B-Line rack,, I instructed the frame shop to correct the sway and to e...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FP2539X
I went back and rechecked the timing belt and the crankshaft was out about 5 teeth. The only reason that I could see was that the belt was not tight enough. I think somebody replaced it and the water pump at one time and maybe didn't get the belt tight enough....
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L windows, radio, blower, wipers, VIN: 1B4GP25R72
well, i rechecked all the wiring under the battery tray & it was still ok. checked for voltage on pim 19 of front control module, ok (10-50mV), pulled the ignition switch, took it apart, saw a couple of suspect spots, replaced it & it hasn't come back...yet. i...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18D74
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1FTYR10X7X
hi there fellow techs! thanks to all that have replied I have solved the problem. The pcm relay ground has a corrosion on the eyelet ground terminal. I have cleaned the connector and problem solved. Once again thank you guys for your help. Andres
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62X6Y
Well after a [...] week of diagnosing we started over and found #4 spark plug with no ceramic on electrode. Now bear in mind two things (1) It's a Ford, (2) the spark plugs have less than 5000 miles on them. We checked them once and seen nothing due to the b...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Temp gauge VIN: 1F1FP34371
Thanks for all the replies. After looking at every one's thoughts/advice I double checked the one's I had all ready done and then started on things I had not done. I was quite confident it was not overheating. We attached 3 temperature probes to different a...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L radio,clock VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Sorry it took so long to reply back,this customer decided that he did not want to pay for the check out time.I did find out that the accessor relay was being grounded all of the time witch this came from the GEM MODUAL never had a chance to replaced this part ...
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6ED27Y21
It's been gone since friday with a new distributor in it. Thanks for all of your help guys!
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Electronic VIN: 1HGCG5658W
Thanks to all who responded and quite quickly at that. Situation with this vehicle was that I intended to buy it. The owner backed out of the deal and plans to purchase a transmission to cure the problem. Your help was much appreciated though and I am sure the...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1869Y
I finally got the vehicle back in here, customers daughter had taken it back to college. The fix was adjusting the valves as many had mentioned. I have run into other vehicles long ago having this problem but nothing this late. I appreciate all the replies and... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM225X1
Thanks for the quick responses!!! Some said to check the distributor for rotation but this vehicle is distributorless. The key immobilizer did not like the key the owner had. It was cut & programmed at a Honda dealer about 6 months earlier & had worked fine un...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W32
Well, I'd like to thank the 3 guys that replied. This one should have a yellow post it attached to it. After a long and difficult battle we have won the war! We had the vehicle in the shop and it runs when it was warm. We did an old fashion 'wiggle' test and i...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJPD184XX
Only a couple of responses but i was told the second pump only comes on over 3500 rpm or wide opon throttle. Replaced filter , both pumps and screens. replaced both wiring harneses from pump to top of tank. Thanks Mike P
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L p/s pump VIN: JT8UZ30CTN
Thanks to who all replied. Changed ps rack with dealer new made noise go away but had no assist. So we installed new dealer pump all works great.. Thanks again
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L 3rd & 4th VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
We suspect that our problem is internal in the 3-4 clutch. We performed pinpoint testing at the control module behind the console to verify that the solenoids were being controlled properly. Knowing that our slipping would start just after the solenoids were...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF82H6X
Thank you all for your suggestions, it turned out to be a bad connection in the control module fusebox, located in the passenger side engine compartment. We were checking fuses and we saw the black/yellow wire that powers all the coils coming out of the connec...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Climate Control VIN: WDBSK75F13
Not sure why the computer module didn't communicate with both the Modis and the Star diag machine--but turns out the duovalve was shot. Thanks!
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Heatng VIN: 1MELM50U9T
Sorry for the Wait I didn't get a chance to check for a head gasket problem or any other good suggestions ya typed because car need to go leave the same day so I had to think fast. I put a in line restrictor in the bypass hose. I also plugged the restrictor w/...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Check not ready VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Tahnk you everyone for your guidance and help with this very frustrating problem. Everyones input helped me to eliminate a lot of possible causes. The actual cause was bad wiring in the undercarriage of the car going from the fuse box to the PCM. Now that ...
1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L idles fine pooraccel VIN: 1N34736AP1
Thanks to everyone... After checking and going over all necc. tests the computer was the problem.. when cust. picked up car said last year had water leak fixed from sun roof.. inside was not wet due to drought N.C.
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
Many thanks for all the speedy replies! The lower timing chain on this nissan did in-fact jump time. It looks as if the tensioner had failed as all of the chain guides are intact and in good shape. The customer has decided to go with a low mileage used engine ...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D15
Hi Guys Not much help from the Nissan guys But seemed to have solved the problem Replaced ECU and customer now driving for a week and no light. Taken as a fix thanks to those that did respond Trouble codes: P1137, P1138 (Swirl Valve Voltage out of range), P1132 (Swirl Valve incorrct voltage).
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GHDU06L5R
Thanks for the replies guys. I rechecked everything that was mentioned with scope and voltmeter. Nothing made any sense. Friday I had the corporate guru in town, he had the correct cable for reading the com[puter data. Found the cruise control servo desired po...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2JD12TXV
We really have run the gauntlet on this little thing. Responses were good and well thought out but for the most part, we had already tried all of it. Suggestions ranging from another new battleship to CKP and fuel issues, all the way to a potential head gaske...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2G2WS52294
thankyou for all you're help. I found one B+ yellow wire in the wiring harness that runs along behind the battery, and in between the right front fender, after probing yellow power wire by fuse box on right strut tower, and having power, i simply backtracked, ...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L timing belt idler pulley VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Thanks again to all who replied. We invested in the tool kit for setting up the timing belt. We learned that even though the two idler pulleys have a tensioner built in,they are only used to adjust cam timing. After setting up the timing belt with the tool k...
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