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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D4W
Thanks for your advice on this problem. I have verified circuits and signals from RPM sensor. I am condemning the ECM (#4D0 907 557 M). My question: Does this model have an immobilizer? I get no dash light immobilizer icon. The electronic instrument panel ECU ... Trouble codes: 16706 (engine RPM sensor G28.)
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHC130XL
hello group, i need some bmw help once again. i am a honda dealer tech, and am looking at this car for a good customer of ours. at steady cruise, this car will act as if it loses all ignition, for about 1 second and then all is normal. it may go several days ...
1992 BMW 735iL 3.5L hood VIN: WBAGC4314N
vehicle was towed in cannot open hood
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L transmission VIN: WBAGD4327R
Vehichle at times will bang 3rd or 4th gear. This is about evry 100 shifts. Changed valvebody with rebuilt component. Did not change a thing. No codes and all my line pressure readings appear to be in spec. Vibration from about 1600 rpm thru about 3500 rpm. Al...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
The car comes in running great, Mil on. Scan for codes, misfire #4,switch coils 3&4 . Take car home in AM, Start car run's ruff, light comes on, turn off ign. ,restart, runs great,no miss, nothing.Rescan #4 misfire, switch coils , samething,run's ruff until, y... Trouble codes: 0XF3, 0XF1
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L no heat in cabin / smell inside of car VIN: 1G6DM57NX3
Customer complaint check engine light p0128. Vehicle is not comming up to operating temp. There is a complaint of a smell inside the cabin area. Upon further inspection we have engine coolant in the upper plenum chamber. Also a small amount in the air box. The...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Coolant in crankcase VIN: 1GCCS14Z5R
Hi All , Thanks in advance for any help. I have this S-10 that I put heads on and it will loose about a gal. of anti freeze in 100 miles. Seems to go to the crank case. Runs beautiful. No co showing up in radiator. The kid had tried to do these head gaskets an...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12X7V
hello, this car came in to our shop with a idle problem. the car does ok until you leave it in drive or reverse for a few minutes, as soon as you put it in park and let your foot off brake it will surge up and down and die. we have replaced iac motor,map senso...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire
we have a chevy truck that we just replaced a motor in with a rebuilt long block.The problem we have is truck cranks and runs but seems to have a miss we scanned on snap on scanner and no misfiring is showing up.all new ac delco ignition parts were installed o...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L ecm1 fuse VIN: 3GNEC16RXX
hello, i am dealing with a 1999 chev suburban 5.7l that keeps blowing the ecm1 fuse. it has a new ecm & fuel pump. it blows (sometimes) when you plug in the fuel injector plug. and if it doesnt blow right when you plug it it, with the ignition on, it will blo...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L power liftgate VIN: 2C8GP54L35
Thanks in advance.I've got this Town and Country,which was struck by lighting.Numerous problems which all have been addressed. It fried Antilock brake module,Ambiant temp sensor,Climate control head,BCM,Stereo amp.,both rear speed sensors.All are working fine ...
1986 Dodge Daytona 2.2L No Start VIN: 1B3BA44E8G
engine was overloaded with gas. After drying plugs it tried to start for a second but instantly soaked plugs again.I checked pressure regulator and injectors for leaks and none found. Injector on time read 16ms while cranking, my Vantage said it should be 2 to...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R8T
The vehicle has spark to cylinders 5/2 on the coil pack and a very weak spark on cylinder 4. The rest no spark. It has a injector pulse on all the front cylinder bank. I have rewired the ignition drivers from the pcm to the coil pack still no change. Is their ...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L upshift VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
Customer complaint-engine dies at times worse when warm. We were only able to duplicate the problem one time (the first test dirve with the customer, with no scanner). It seemed to shift into a higher gear (3rd or 4th) at a very slow speed (less than 15 MPH) a...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Mode Door VIN: 1B3EJ56H9Y
Dear chrysler techs. I have this stratus that has come in the shop for air out of the vents only. I have done research on this vehicle on IATN(shop is sponsoring member) and have found the recalibration procedure(either unhook battery ground for 1 minute or pu...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start, No Spark VIN: 2B4GP44G41
Check for no start condition, fuel pressure is good, injector pulse is good, no spark at any plug wires. crank and cam sensor signals present at PCM pattern look good on scope and are in sync. all power and ground are good at PCM and 12 volts is at ignition co...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y51
intermittant when warm vehicle misfires,bucks and backfires. engine replaced at another shop. crank and cam signals look good on scope. can not duplicate in shop, only under load while driving. Trouble codes: P1391
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34XXN
Ford people out there please help..my tech's own personal vehicle..installing A4LD 4 spd auto from 1995 Explorer into 1992 Explorer both 4.0 engines.We are aware that the pump/ front housing distances are different.We inquired with Ford and a 'tranny guy'to no...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic trans shifting VIN: 1FALP57U8S
Sometimes starts in higher gear and fails to upshift and or starts in 1st andupshifts but never gets 4th gear. Tcc engages.Patched in three color coded #24 bulbs into all 3 shift solenoid circuits in order to observe solenoid application under actual driving c...
1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X1S
Hi Folks, I have this Exployer with a bad cam sensor. the original replacement is all but discontinued except through Ford for the low price of 568.00. The later version for the same vehicle is avalible through Dorman for about 45.00 and the pigtail for 25.00... Trouble codes: 314 (Cam Sensor)
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
I'm at the part where I need to determine if the IDM is bad. The vehicle will start on starting fluid, but not at all on it's own. There is NO smoke coming out the exhaust. IDM has good power and ground. Checked oil and it was full and looked good. Tried buzz ... Trouble codes: 0478 (Exhaust pressure control valve high), 0470 (Exhaust backpressure sensor circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
hi there ford techs.had this one come in today,A bit of a head stratcher.Starts and immediatley dies.Pushed into shop and hookup spark tester.Great spark and now car acts like it wants to run.Disconnect spark tester and car starts and runs fine.Had disconnecte...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1138X
replaced camshaft position sensor due to trouble code p0340 and vehicles runs for a few minutes and stalls out with new sensor but with old sensor vehicle will not stall but code is present with old sensor has any one seen this problem before any help would be...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hi all. This is my brother in law's car that they just bought in the past month from a used car lot, so not much known on previous history. I went earlier this week to his work and swapped cars with him to sort out check engine light that popped on while going...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
this vehicle came into the shop with a knocking engine, it was replaced with an engine from a similar van, the only change was the oil pan which which had to be changed. After it was installed and started it had a severe vibration like a torgue converter or a ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L3Y
Anybody out there know where the temp sensor is on this engine? The Ford dealer says it's by the stat housing or under left exhaust manifold, I cannot find it!
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 2FTRF18WX2
truck will not go into 4x4 (front dif will not lock in) not push button 4x4 when lever is pulled back transfer case goes into 4x4 vacume actuator does not activate the front diff removed the vac. hose from actuator and i can engage the dif. with a vac pump lig...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W44
This vehicle has been haunting me for a week now. I don't have much to go on. All I know is that my Snap-on scanner will not communicate with this truck. On vehicle side or ob2 side, says No communication with vehicle. I have checked all the fuses which are in...
1998 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG29W3W
Hello to my fellow technicians. I have a van that is beating me down and I would greatly appreciate your help. This van came to our shop with the check engine lamp on and a total of eight codes stored. This vehicle came from another shop and it had a lot of po... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crankshaft position variation not learned.)
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 5.3L front axle 4x4 lock VIN: 1GLET16SX3
When shifting into 4x4 the lights come on, the front drive shaft turns, but the front axle does not engage. If the actuator is removed and the lock up is pushed in with a tool, there is no forward engagment, but it seems to engage in reverse. Any ideas?
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, OIL CONTAMINATION VIN: 1HGEM21933
This vehicle was in for a oil change and check engine light. Codes present: P1259 VTEC System Malfunction and all available misfire codes 300, 301, 302, 303, 304. Vehicle ran fairly well. Cleared codes. Data appeared normal at the time. When doing the oil chan...
1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Starting VIN: S7SP288185
This is a YJ model with a security system installed that was not factory installed.I have been working on this for a little bit now whenever I get the chance. It came in with a no start problem I replaced the pump and the relay and it still would not start.whi...
1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FT27P4W
Jeep towed in after owner and friends were unable to get it to go. Above codes may have been induced since once cleared they never came back. May start normally and run for a few seconds but mostly under clear flood. Seems to be dumping fuel as the injector on... Trouble codes: P0320 (No Crank Reference - Sensor At PCM), P1388 (No ASD Relay - Open/Short)
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L cylinder head VIN: KNDJA72351
Anyone familiar with these Kia 2.0l DOHC engines, I need some input. Vehicle came in , overheated and filled cyl 3 with antifreeze. I have removed the head and am not seeing any real problems with the gasket. Is cyl head cracking or block failure common on the...
1961 Lincoln Continental 430CID Brake drums VIN: 1Y82H41838
We are restoring this Lincoln and can't find replacement brake drums - 11" X 3" (max drum dia. 11.060"). This is the 4 door sedan - not the convertible. Any help would be appreciated! As an alternative; are there any disc brake conversion kits for this class...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L hydraulic lifters VIN: ILNLM8IW4N
The Right Hand Side is making the noise or "tapping". I removed the valve cover and found three soft lifters so I replaced all the hydralic lifters and the rocker arms. When installing the new factory Ford Lifters I noticed each lifter was firm "as if they wer...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V4S
Hey guys i have a 95 lincoln mark 8 check air suspension light on abs light on trac light on i did a oil pan and now all lights on any reset procedure help please
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V1V
car came orignally for check air suspension light on found front air struts had small leaks in them replced air struts pump would not come on found bad pump relay sent car down the road. two weeks later customer states pump was running more than normal found w...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1LNFM82W4W
KOEO can hear fuel running through return line for about 1 min before it quits. Fuel Pump Relay under hood has intermittent click, fuse #20 under hood was blown, replaced fuse. As i'm typing this i'm listening to the relay and pump cycle every 2 seconds (38-42...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
The top speed on this Town Car is 40 MPH. It is very slow or sluggish gaining speed.Feels like it has a misfire about 80% of the time.It runs a little better during the first 2 minutes of warm-up.After it's warmed up it even idles rough.We've replaced the fuel...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L cooler line VIN: 5LMFL28507
This Navigator was hit in the front and was given to me by a body shop. I have to change the 2 front transmission cooler lines and ran into a problem with the couplings. They will not separate. It is a cone shape with a garter type spring lock. It also uses a ...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF4149N
This truck has a bad hesitation pulling from a stop. It has been at another garage and they replaced all of the mentioned parts with no success. What I found was the low fuel pressure and I have also determined that the pressure regulator appears to not be wor...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1TA22292
Vehicle came in and needed valve job due to ran hot and burned valves. Went to install new head gaskets after valve job and cyl. head gaskets are slightly different due to size of coolant holes in cyl. head gaskets. Head gaskets are not marked right or left an...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E92
Lookn for a lil direction from the Benz guys. This ML has an intermittant PO121 PO20CF APP implausable SIgnal between sensor 1 and sensor 2. The code is very intermittant maybe 1 out of 30 drive cycles it will set causing hesitation and no throttle response fr... Trouble codes: P0121, P0020
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD11Y7P
Truck came into shop with miss. Relaced cap, rotor, wires. Sparkplugs appeared ok. No help, truck still missing. Pinpointed miss to #1 cylinder. Checked compressin, ok. Good spark one #1 wire. Swapped plugs no help. Removed valve cover found timing chain guide...
2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L power window VIN: 1234EDS789
hi techs, i have an 07 Nissan Altima. when i turn the key off and open the door the drivers front and passenger front windows go down. is there a reset button on the motor? i cant find the info in alldata and the local nissian dealer is no help. thanx george
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2WJ52J4Y
Thanks to all in advance. I love this sight. Car was towed in, customer stating it dies when you put it in gear. I get the car it dies upon start up wether in gear or not. Starts fine every time, but dies within a couple of seconds. Scanned vehicle found a the... Trouble codes: P1629
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54KX1
When you reset the codes the car will sit and idle allday. But when you start to drive the car it will die like someone just shut off the key and illuminate the mil light. The code is allways p101 and after replacing with an aftermarket it still is doing the s... Trouble codes: P0101
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4355X
First of all I don't work on many subarus. The car came in with the heater core leaking and air bag light on and check engine light on (ALL the time). I put in the heater core in. Now the check engine light blinks and the air bag light is out. Dealer said it n... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Emission system vent control circuit)
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDAT12342
Hello Toyota techs, I have this Echo, Echo, Echo, that will crank, but not start at times. I have been unable to duplicate this condition. Owner says that it happens often. She (keyword) also says that she will step on the gas and it will generally start. Evid...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
Hello to all you helpful people out there. I hope there are some good toyota techs that can help me out here tonight. I have a 2002 toyota camry that was towed in as undrivable. I was told it was loosing power and then died all together and would not restart. ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B93
customer states very delayed shifting when cold.test drove car a couple of times cold did not have any shifting problems trans seem to work great 2 differnt techs have drove car with no problems. did check for t.s.b.s none found no d.t.c.s. don't know if probl...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L solar sensor VIN: JTEBT14R83
Vehicle came in because A/C light was flashing. Ran the self diag and found code 21; solar sensor circuit(passenger side). This vehicle is not equipped with a pass. side sensor. All info I find shows 1 sensor for the "SR5" and 2 for the "Limited". It even has ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Trans VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
We have this New Bettle that cam in first for high rpm at freeway speed (4000rpm @ 70mph). I test drove it with the Vag-Com while monitoring the trans. Even though it would go into 4m (in the block value) it still still was at 4k rpm. I scanned the PCM and got... Trouble codes: P1545, P1579 (Adaptation not started), P1565 (Lower stop not reached)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
Confirmed customer complaint of high rpm at freeway speed (app. 3500 rpm at 65 mp). Has no codes! Test drove with either vag-com or Retriever connected and observed in measuring blocks that the trans is in 4m. This should set a code or are am I and the custome...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L seat belt buckle VIN: YV1RS58D72
hi i need some help with this volvo it has a air bag service message in the information center and lighting up the red triangle in center of dash i pulled codes using the geniess with euro software and got code 00D0 seat belt buckle driver i have no info in al...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1CZ91H34
Thank you in advance for your help. This cross country is losing coolant into the oil pan. We eliminated the oil cooler as a possibility, leaving the most likely cause to be a leaking head gasket. We checked the cooling system for hydrocarbons, however, and fi...

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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4GD2218S
as many thought this car does have a chipped key,unless it has a command start with a after market resistor in place that gets taken out with the old ignition switch. customer was not aware of comand start.installed resistor and now car starts and shifts prope...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Fuel & Speedo VIN: 1X5V149240
Thanks For All Your Help. All Replys Were That The Cluster Needed Replaced. The Sweep Test Should Show The Gauges Making A Full Sweep. We Ordered A Replacement From Our GM Dealer. You Just R&R Old One And Install The New One. You Do Not Have To Give Mileage A...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
Thanks for the quick replies everyone I get the dumb ... of the day award. grounded the engine back to itself. The empty hole in the front head tricked me and the fact that the bat is under the rear seat, Thanks again Mark
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Closed Loop VIN: 2GCEC14K0K
We've started panicing. The high fuel pressure noted earlier was the result of a faulty gauge. Actual fuel pressure is 12.5lbs. I pulled the tank down to see if the fuel pump was leaking inside the tank. I didn't see a problem, but I replaced the pump, sock an...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L horn VIN: 1G1YY22P8T
thank you for the replies from everything that i could find the way this was working was correct but i did increase the wire gage and install a fuse to try and put some protection from a melted wire again.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14V8X
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WH55K81
Replaced harness on left side. No problems after that. Bench tested old harness by twisting the two sensor wires together and mesureing resistance at plug end, laying on the bench and not touching it the ohms where jumping all over but never went open, enought...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K82
thanks to all that replied replaced bcm sent to the dealer to program it been a week and no problems thanks again jeff
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FE3HI82I6
Parents have not returned home long enough for me to check it out, but i received a couple of e-mails with GM bullitiens on this problem. Thanks guys. I am going to try and talk with some local GM techs and see if they also know of anything. Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4FP2538T
Well thanks everyone for all the ideas to check. Most of the tests we had checked, but sure is good to get more inputs. Thanks especially to William from New York talking about the cracked flywheel. We are really leaning towards that at this point. Of course n...
1989 Ford F 800 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDNF82K8K
Thank you for the diagrams which jogged a few dormant brain cells. Technician noticed that emergency brake warning light was dim and flickered at times while the engine was running. Found pressure switch terminal grounding on one of the brake lines. Bent it ou...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A8L
My main concern was why did the truck run perfect with the alt. wire going to batt. light was disconnected. But then it would dischsrge. So that's when I disconnected the shorting bar and it ran perfect then also. I did not want to try an ECM on a guess. I tol...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
A great Thank you to all who responded.. I finally found a cut wire behind dash and repaired. Someone mentioned this. All is fine now. This was my daughters car. Dad needed and is thankful for the help. David
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L battery drain VIN: 2FMDA5341Y
Thanks for the very helpful replies. Most replies pointed to body control module not powering down. Also had replies indicating alternator drawing current. Customer returned with vehicle showing an even higher amperage draw than previously. Hooked multimete...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L tft sensor VIN: 1FTSF31F02
Hello again! I recieved 4 responses to the questions and was told that YES the TFT sensor is in the solinoid body and can be replaced as an assembly. This did turn out to be the problem with this truck. We also checked the wiring for chaffing and corrosion but...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D02
Ralph & Thomas correctly guided me to re-inspect my IMRC actuator vacuum hoses and a crack was located, replaced, system functions successfully run now, code deleted, monitors run, no more problem. Thank you. Many thanks to Andrew, Brandon, Brian & Troy for th... Trouble codes: P1537 (Intake Maniold Runner Control IMRC valve stuck open bank 1).
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTRX18L43
yes we did fix this truck. found pcm connector loose and water getting in it. cleaned out and tighten, customer has had truck for 3 weeks and no problem thankyou for your replies. Trouble codes: P0320 (engine speed / pip signal).
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P26
Hi guys, thanks to all that replied. This vehicle has a OEM campaign. It seems that Ford is having problems with the gas (Diesel) tanks in these vehicles. Something about Diesel breakdown inside the tank and it cloggs the fuel lines,filters and the pick-up ins...
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTBC14K9P
I guess Im getting senile, I know all about gm dist. caps and rotors. should have replace the rotor first thing, instead of just inspecting it. It turned out to be intermitingly shorting to dist shaft. thanks to all who gave me info. It got me thinking on th...
1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGED6456K
Wow! I tried a lot on this car. Regrounding, New injector, Slamming my head under the hood a few times, all to no avail. In the end it was a fuel system service and timing adjustment that got the little civic through smog. The 7vdc reference signal is the big ... Trouble codes: 1 (o2 sensor fault), 19 (lock up sol fault not related I assume).
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N3AA08A35
Customer opted to take vehicle to local dealer for repair. Thanks to Russ [...] for your reply about checking the IPDM unit. It seems that I had read about a similar problem on a Titan pickup that also ended up being related to IPDM. Customer was impatient about...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L suspension VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Thanks for the replies, I checked the trunk area and found a new battery that was not secure, fixed that and replaced the link. No more noise... Larry
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12612
thanks to Robert from Utah and Brian from Texas, both sent me to plugged exhaust issue. after scoping the cam and crank sensors which were both picture perfect and still not generating any codes i went looking for purely mechanical problems. pulled cat off an...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Starting VIN: JAJ591-048
it was in fact the battery disconnect I had to find it as it was removed from the battery but once installed everything works. thanks to carolyn
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L high idle warm VIN: JM1NA3510P
thank you for all of your replies they were very helpful. after going round & round with this car checking everything i could think of I decided to take the cover off the ecu and found a burned circut board. replaced and solved the problem. thanx again for you...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2228X
Thanks all for the help. The solenoid that controlled the EGR was inop, also the MAP sensor was plugged with carbon. I had to clean the EGR passage twice to get the carbon from clogging the hose to the sensor. Trouble codes: P0106 (Map/Baro out of range.).
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E0T
The problem is solved. Mirek [...] hit the nail on the head. I had inadvertently managed to get the chain UNDER the chain shield that is cast into the timing cover. The chain still turned with crankshaft rotation because the lower gear's teeth were enga...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L unknown VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Thanks to all who helped!! The vehicle turned out to have some sort of short in the passenger seat electronics.The customer opted to just disconnect the seat wire harness to save money. The clicking was the seatbelt circuit breakers resetting.Greg and crew
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering VIN: WMWRC33483
yes, i got a number of responses, very helpful. i learned that this is a very common problem. the dealer is going to cover this vehicle under warranty and replace the pump for the customer. Thanks alot for all the help.
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E75
Thank you for the help you have give me. I regret that the customer does not want to fix it at this time. If it comes back in for repair I will give you an update at that time. I am cittain that it is a restriction in the exhaust port in the plenum and/or h... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient).
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS / TRAC sys VIN: 5TDZT38A02
Hello, I received some good suggestions, mostly about the wheel speed sensors,which I have checked thourghly. One reply had a series of steps aimed at a reprogram which I also tried to no avail. The issue I am having is the problem is very random, it my not ac...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Keyless entry VIN: 4T1BE46K57
Thanks to those who replied, I got my new Solus back from Snapon, was out for repair, and was able to read the coding ID that was in the new ECU, that lead me to the latest coding update and was successful in coding the ECU. I also found out that if you input ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L intake cam VIN: WVWPD63B92
Ok this is what I have learned 1. Marks exist on the cam timing gears. 2. The timing is done by aligning the cam gear marks to the arrows on the interior cam journal caps and be sure there are 16 chain gaps point to point on the cams. This head is toast, the...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1AA8842L
Well, thank you all for all the great replies. Since this was my own car I opted not to fix it. Most replies seemed to point me twards the rubber insulators under the cam followers. Many said that the #1 piston slapped and could be operated without any problem...
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