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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUBA24BOX
hello, tiptronic controls are inop. Both the indicator & manual gear select are inop. For a little history, customer stated he had a hard time getting car out of park one day and just yanked it hard. now no tiptronic controls work. we have removed center conso...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Forward Gears VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
Hey everyone I have this Audi A8 Quattro that doesn't have forward gears the only code stored in trans is P0730 Wrong Gear Ratio, the ECM has an evap code i believe was from gas cap loose and O2 sensor codes but those are the least of the customers worries. Th...
1991 BMW 325iX 2.5L Water pump/heater VIN: WBAAE931XM
Car in question is a 1991 BMW 325ix, a real rattle trap. New customer, just purchased the vehicle, and the cust. is deaf, so no known history. Complaint of no heat. Removed both hoses at the heater core, flushed core with water from garden hose. Decent amount ...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBS9328S
Would not start.Found fuel tank sucked in.What causes this condition?
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L turn signal, high beam lights
checked all fuses and the 4 way flasher works the regular headlams work and i have a fog light message for the rear fog lamps if im reading right the lamp module has a fail safe that will alow the turn signals and other items to work if there is a processor fa...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 3-2 down shift VIN: WBAFB33571
Good afternoon, This one came in with a flair up in third gear. The transmission was rebuilt. All up shifts are fine now, however there is a harsh down shift into second gear now, getting progressively worse when it heats up. We changed the filter with an oem ...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4CW52KXS
Vehicle runs great at idle and light load, misses and backfires under load, no codes but 1995 has OBDII connector with OBDdumb software. Have checked and/or replaced EVERYTHING! Here's my list: fuel trim was showing lean at idle, found plenum gasket leaking, r...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L hood cable VIN: 1G6D53B8M4
Does anyone know how to open the hood when the hood cable is broken? We have the new cable but cannot open the hood short of drilling a big hole on it. The cable broke at the end by the latch, and I cannot reach up to the latch from underneath. Any tips or hin...
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Shutter over 55 VIN: 1GYEK13R4X
This vehicale has a shutter or thump over 45 mph when going into over drive or when slightly touching gas pedal or when letting up on pedal slightly. New IAC, TPS, Lower Intake Gasket had been installed by someone else. We felt it was a transmission problem at... Trouble codes: P0405
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS15Z6P
Vehicle came in with a complaint of intermitent loss off power. We found that it had original wires, cap and rotor and the distributor was coming apart. We replaced these parts and the vehicle still would die after 15-20 seconds of running. I checked for vacuu...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L ig key cyl VIN: 1GCDT19X2V
this truck came to my shop with the complaint the ig key will not come out of the cyl. upon further inspection the key cyl would not return to the off position. the key lock solenoid is not activating. i have tested the key lock solenoid ok the brake sw ok al...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
I've tested everything and there seems to be no ground to the system. Unfortunately I don't have access to any electrical diagrams. Has anyone had this problem. your help is greatly appreciated.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Heater VIN: 1GCGK29U1X
Car came in loses heat intermittently.You will just be driving along and the heat just fades away to nothing , not even lukewarm.Will not come back even when RPM's are raised. Will not happen all the time. Replaced thermostat ,same problem occurs.Outlet heate...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1JH12F52
This cavalier is quite the mistery. It runs very rich at all times. On initial startup cold it will push the O2 voltage above 900mv until it goes into closed loop at which time the fuel trim values go way negative and the O2 starts to respond. It has in the pa... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system rich History Code)
1970 Dodge Dart 3.7L Stall VIN: LL23C0R221
got the engine to run and idle perfect... until you put it in gear, fwd. or rev. engine runs rough and dies. will stay running if 2nd tech partially closes choke (richens the mixture). idle mixture screw gives smooth idle in park. but we can't get it rich enou...
1986 Dodge 600 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3BV55E8G
I know, you all thought this car was extinct. There is a reason that these cars are not on the road. I happen to have one that is almost showroom condition if you can believe that! This car was virtiually rebuilt 3 years ago, we rebuilt the transmission, engin...
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 1B3HD56F8S
Vehicle towed in as a no/hard start. Intial testing showed good fuel pressure and injector pulse but no spark. The obvious odor of fried electrical components was present and traced to the ECM. The injector winding, coil primary, and all solenoids were checked...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L thermostat VIN: 1B7KF26DXV
I have this truck that I can't get the coolant temp up to normal operating temp. It's in the 20's here right now. I have replaced the thermostat 3 times, the latest time with a cummins brand stat. The pickup has a winter front on it. if I cover the whole radia...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7HF13Z7X
Thanks in advance for your help. Vehicle came in 6 mos ago w/ speedo inop, abs and brake light on, Rear speed sensor replaced, codes cleared, and problem solved until about 2 mos ago, Code 35 and 37 continue to come back about 2 to 5 days, 50 to 150 miles. Rep...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L daytime running VIN: 3D7MX48A57
hi guys i have alittle bit of a problem here not major i have a customer who purchased a truck in the states and has to get a inspection for canadian standards.ie daytime running lights seat belts etc.my problem is chrysler will not release any information ,pa...
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, loses injector pulse VIN: 4E3AL54F7S
customer's car cuts out when hot or cold, all the time when hot, on occasion when cold as soon as put in gear, spark is strong and present, vehicle injector pulse dims then disappears (noid light) was thinking trigger signal i.e. crank cam sensor, but no lost ...
1985 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF261XF
Hi Techs, We have a great customer who owns this '85. We installed a new Ford reman engine about a thousand miles ago (it was losing coolant and you could see and smell the antifreeze in the exhaust). The install was straight foward, went together good started...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FTEX14NZN
Hello, everyone! I've run out of shorts to wear because this truck has ate them all!! It has a lean surge at cruise anywhere from 30mph on up to freeway speeds. I checked all basics(timing, tps, oxygen sensor, map sensor, plugs, rerouted wires, checked ground...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDF15Y3P
i check everythings seen to be woring great. had any one see this problem before? this problem drives me nuts. any advice, thank you
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FTEX15N7R
We have this truck that was towed in with a blown lf brake hose. We replaced the brake hose and bled all of the brakes and still have no brake pedal. We have new fluid at every wheel and good pressure when we open the bleeder screws. We have gravity bled the s...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L throttle VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
hello i have a problem with this diesal hoping one of you can help me out when you are driving down the road and let off the gas pedal sometimes when you push back on it there will be nothing there.it will just coast like your not even pushing on the pedal..i ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L speedo VIN: 1FTYR11U0W
vehicle came in at first for speed o inop. wipers inop. 4x4 not switching, door chime not working. Had check engine light for po500 vss. First replaced gem module, had flashed at dealership. Drove vehicle and now speedo tacks out.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4wd VIN: 1FTNW21F6X
Vehicle brought in for partial 4wd engagment while driving. Upon road test, confirmed issue and inspected all vacuum lines and checked vacuum solenoid for bypassing issue. All checks good. Inspected automatic locking hubs and found one to have slight play ( no...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
custumer says it will die while driving down the road. Found exaust back presure code p0470 and kam code P0603 in memory. Cleared codes and p0603 didn't reset checked all batt cable conections all are fine. have put alot of miles on this thing without problem ... Trouble codes: P0603 (Kam circut fault), P0470 (exuast back pressure sensor circut fault)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1134X
thanks in advance for your help. this vehicle came in vibrating, running a little rough and had code p1381- (vct overadvanced bank 1) knowing common problem with timing belt on this vehicle causing these symptoms pulled covers off and found plastic part of ten... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, fails emissions
This is truck came in for inspection found check engine lite not doing bulb check some one yanked bulb!!! Has p0401 in memory!!freeze frame 2300 rpm hot engine closed loop!Replaced pfe sensor pretty common vacum lines are routed correctley still setting code! ... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cylinder Head VIN: 1FTZX1723Y
This 4.2L V6 engine came in overheated with .016 head warpage. How much can I machine off this head so it's flat before it becomes a assembly problem? Also I've looked thru my Alldata and can't find a min-max head height, is their a website that I can find thi...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L lifters VIN: 1FTZR45E72
hi all. we havean 02 ranger with 4.0 sohc engine that belongs to a car lot. after sitting in back lot for 9 months cust went to start and had misfire. took truck to another shop who ran compression test and found low presure on #6. they didn't want to get invo...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55202
car skips all the time checked spark good at plugs fuel pressure ok.tried new coil no change,all sensors appear to be withbnin specmaf baro good.did not notice fuel dropping off key off holds ok.noticed that 02 sensors do not switch all the time and goes in an... Trouble codes: P0172, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0316
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Air bag light VIN: 1FAFP34P03
First came in with air bag light on all the time. Found code B1877 Left front seat belt pretensioner circuti open. After replacement of pretensioner the light started flashing code 13 to which I can find no defintion for. The car was in a minor fender bender b...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel odor VIN: 1FTPW145X5
There is a faint raw fuel odor through the HVAC vents that occurs intermittently. It is also noticeable under the hood mostly on the passengerside front of engine (at idle). I have verified no leaks in the EVAP system & no CODES. I have inspescted all fuel inj...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L hub engagement VIN: 1FMPU16525
I'm pretty sure that I have this one fixed but was wondering if there are any other techs out there that have experienced this problem. The driver brought this vehicle to us with a complaint of a chattering noise and it felt as if the vehicle wanted to engage ...
1995 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L MIL Lamp on, code 78 VIN: 1GKGK26F2S
First of all I will tell you Im not a diesel guy, but my boss keeps bringing them in... This suburban came in with intermitant cel, not on but comes on and goes off. code 78 waste gate solinoid fault. If you check mitchal the test proceedure is so vague. I che... Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate solinoid fault)
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1GKFK66U11
this truck came in with the costumer thinking he needed an oil pump. upon first test drive, oil pressure registered fine,then would fall off to zero at idle at times,,, not all the time... hot or cold it didn't matter... when the pressure registers , it reads ...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L alternator VIN: 1GKDT13S23
hello iatn world, thanks in advance! customer brought this in complaining of a louder than normal noise coming from the engine compartment. the only thing that sounded un-normal was the sound of the alternator working too hard. scaned for codes, found none. pc...
2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2GG25V43
hello gm techs we are stuck on this gmc van. when cold the van runs fine, once warmed up it will go into a misfire and show a lot of misfires on cyl 6. after about 3 minutes of running the misfire will go away for a short period the van will ren good and then ... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple misfire)
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L popping noise VIN: 2HJYK16496
Have popping/creaking/clunking noise on turns, especially on left hand turns. Can verify on test drive, but unable to find a loose, worn, or damaged part in front end. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. Honda Techs Welcome!!!
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L flexplate VIN: KMHFU45E74
Problem is a noise most noticed when cold . I believe it to be a cracked flexplate. Is this a known problem with these cars? note: intensity of noise changes from one day to next . and can come and go when driving. thanks for your help Don
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58E5P
first off ,let me tell you that this car has a breathalizer machine which you have to blow in, in order for the car to shart, for drunk driving,in state of florida.the breathalizer is in peremanent lock out ,so every day i have to get a by-pass code ,to get ac... Trouble codes: 41 (crank angle sensor)
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, start stall VIN: SAJAV1344G
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. Customer has been to other shops and want's to give us a try. We've been diagnosing asian imports but not many european imports. This one will start and then stall. It will only run for a few seconds then stall, al...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
I have another jeep 4.0 that is giving me trouble, I really hope someone can give me some help, I need it. This truck came in with a p300 and p301. We quickly determined that coil was not working on #1, so we put plugs(champions) and a napa coil pack on. I let... Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GR48K76
hi guys i have this jeep 2006 laredo first the truck had all transmission codes replace the tcm module nowe i have a p1644 tcm not coded is there anyway i could do it with the cardone flasher ro i have to send it to the dealer thank you
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L engine VIN: KNADC12351
Customer had towed from another shop. was having a problem with internittent overheating. they found coolant leak at radiator, blown head gasket. they wanted toooooo much to fix so the customer had us do the repair. we replaced the head gasket (sent head to ma...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C5N
Not sure where to go on this one. I replaced both O2 sensors because they were weak (would not peak above 700 mv)hoping this would take care of the codes, but it didn't. The car came is with the complaint that the check engine light comes on after extended dri... Trouble codes: 21 (Left Main Oxygen Sensor Circuit), 28 (Right Main Oxygen Sensor Circuit)
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L Surge VIN: JT6HT00W2X
replace timing belt,coolant,oil change. started veh. has high idle shut vehc. off then restart now surges goes right into limp mode. Trouble codes: P0120
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Cuts out
hello everyone in iatn land,have a this lexus when driving and you get close to 50 it starts cutting out,thought maybe cats clogging up gave it a exhaust leak on both banks inproved a little,so tapped in to fuel line cranking 78 psi at a idle 42 psi,went and d...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R23
The air suspension is down for all four wheels. The main switch is on. The relay and the compressor both are good and work if manipulated manually. The vehicle will not raise. There is no communication with my Genesys with the air suspension module, but there ...
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...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
Hello, I am in need of some help with this Mazda Millenia. The problem with this car only occurs when it gets hot. The original complaint was, after driving 15-20 miles the engine would stumble when you accelerated during a curise. Customer stated that problem...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L antena/headrest VIN: WDBEA52E0P
hi guys with MBZ experience removed dash to find noise and fixed,after installation radio antena wont operate and rear head rests wont retract(all vac o.k.)fuses are o.k. is there a plug that I missed?!thanks
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L srs system VIN: WDBRF61J41
Installed new SRS module, still unable to communicate with module, have above referenced codes, B1690: CAN communication with ecu for air bag; B111E: CAN communication with srs. Unable to code new module, no communication with AutoLogic or Assenmacher. Marty p...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L compressor VIN: WDBRN40J93
This compressor is variable pressure type(not clutch type). An the situation is: Most of the times(not always) A/c works well after turning ON but only while you keep it running at idle, once you raise RPM above 3000 system stops cooling. I have scoped signal ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L park lamps circuit VIN: 2MEF74W5XX
intermittent short #4 fuse in central distribution box under dash keeps blowing, have unplugged all park lamps, problem persists and is not consistent with testing suspect the lighting control module is culprit, but not sure at this time
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L downshift VIN: 1MEFM40195
transmission erraticly down shifts
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3W654B5N9W
all right hers my problem, i have a co-worker w/ a 96 eclipse 2.4l. when the car is firts started the idle goes up to 1300 rmps- and jumps down to 450 rpms sometimes stalling out. if it doesn't stall out the idle will go into a lope from 600rpms-[...]. if t... Trouble codes: P0505

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L heater controls VIN: WAUJC68E73
customer picked up car before we were able to do any more work. i believe that the answers i received were spot on, the heater hoses, one was hot and one was cold. the flaps we were not able to check out. iatn rocks we are able to get information that before w...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L cluster VIN: WBAAM534XY
Thanks to all of you who replied. I unfortunately had to send this one to the dealer and have not as of yet heard weather or not the cluster was replaced. You all have been a great help! Thanks again!
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Bearings VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
I did not fix this vehicle but the replies helped with the customer. She elected not to fix it but instead live with the evident gear (not bearing) noise. I wish to thank all you who helped. Mike from OK offered advice to tighten backlash to abate the noise...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L oil system VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
thanks for all or your reply's. i learned a lot from this vehicle. there is a total of two check valves and a pressure reliefe valve on this vehicle. the two check valves are behind the oil filter and reliefe valve is in oil pump. the ones in the oil filte...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WX12X6V
good morning...sorry for the late post...just got back from hawaii vacation...last thing on my mind was this car...car is not fixed...to summarize...new upper and lower intake gaskets, engine timing checked and double checked...even cracked the cam sprokets an...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L lifters VIN: 1G1NE52M2W
Thank all of you! I replaced the lifters and solved the noise. as many of you suggested there had been a small amount of coolant in the oil and apparently that is death to GM lifters. Thanks again your all Great! Shawn
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Pwr Wndws, Wipers VIN: 2C86P54L81
Thank you for all of the advice. We tore through the wiring harness, replaced the front module, reprogrammed module. Finally we sent it to the dealer. It was the radio. After replacing the radio, all of the other problems went away.
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L Stall VIN: 2B4HB15X6T
Thank you all for your responses. The problem was bad ignition coil signal wire at the computer connector failing intermittently. So we used splice computer connector harness from Dodge. It seems to have done the trick. Thanks again for your assistance. Trouble codes: P0351.
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B4GP25R8W
Thanks for all the suggestions on my caravan. I am going to close this posting for now, until I can get a little more info, like actual mpg. Thanks again.
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Intake Manifold VIN: 1B4HS48N02
Well gang this one is fixed & gone. Customer found a used manifold that was a core return off a used engine a couple of states away, & we installed it, due to the fact that Chrysler has the manifold on national back-order & gave a possibility of providing one ...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3HD46R82
Well, I waited a little while longer and actually heard from the customer yesterday. No problems with the transmission! I guess it turned out the wiring going to the solenoid block was just a little loose. All I did was crush in the terminals with a pair of...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34XXN
good day to all thanks for those taking of their time to offer help on my techs explorer.some asked if the t.c. was fully seated answer was yes it was.another thing we did to try @clear up confusion was contact junk yard trans. supplier he claimed the used tra...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Thanks to all who replied to my help request on the 1996 Explorer that would activate the ABS when coming to a stop. I had told the customer that I needed to consult with iATN and that he should call me later. He called and made an appointment for today and ...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
Well we cleared all the codes and test drove , only #3 injector contribution came back so we replaced that injector and it ran better but still seemed low on power. we cleared computor again and test drove for 5 miles on freeway and back to shop. check for ... Trouble codes: U0155 (lost communication with instrument cluster), P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0281 (cyl7 contribution), P0284 (cyl 8 contribution), P0403 (egr circuit malfunction), P0404 (egr performance malfunction).
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P06
Well, after a few weeks waiting for special block off tools and countless hours staring at this engine, not wanting to get involved, we found that the snap to connect fittings on the passenger side had blown apart. We updated as many parts to this high pressur... Trouble codes: P2290 (ICP pressure low).
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FBNE31L76
well folks heres for the ol'memory banks,..this was not an actual cruise control concern as first thought,.first off i made a layover harness for the "overload protected" side of the circuit. but as this is a normally closed switch the "short" could have been ...
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L SRS light VIN: JNKCA21A3W
I did not find any cause for the SRS light, after I unplugged the control unit the light never came back. The customer was not interested in spending any more money on this light, so I probly will not hear anything again until next years State Inspection Than...
1981 Isuzu Pickup DLX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JAABR14S5B
truck was pulling air from the pick up in the fuel tank removed tank and repair pick up tube all is well
1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Mechanical
Thanks to every one who took the time to share their thoughts and give suggestions on this post. When i got to the shop this morning i removed the distribitor cap and found that the rotor brush was totally out of sync with the cylinders. The distribitor shaft ...
1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCML7826J
Sorry for the delay in the update, we finally found a wiring diagram that worked for the vehicle, and found no power to the relay. I never could find the fusible link, so we ran a new fused wire to the relay, and all seems ok for now. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L ignition VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0W
what i found was fuse #18 in underhood fuse box had voltage. with key off. should only have voltage in run or start. pulling fuse #14 in underhood fuse box voltage would go away. fuse #14 goe`s to antilock controller. it is red/light green wire. wiring run`s a...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Cuts out VIN: SALDV2284S
Thank you all that replied. It seemed to be a lean fire condition. I did replace the fuel pump and my pressures went up to above normal and it is running great. You guys are the greatest, It is like having a shop full of experts and experience.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L hvac VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Tried a mono valve repair kit. Repair kit corrected problem. Heat works good. Thanks for the help!
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J71
Thank you to every one who responded. Much to my surprise it turns out that the ABC control module was at fault. Some of you had excellent ideas and we used all of them to test. Eventually after all other options were exhausted we bit the bullet and bought ...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y3S
There are 2 ckts powered by fusible link #4. One red/blk wire leads to the PCM Battery back-up, and one leads to the ASD relay and the field coil on the alernator. Installed an inline 30A fuse into each of the branches of the ckt in order to narrow down which ...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L tcc VIN: WV2KB47092
I thank all 4 members for your replies. The items mentioned were checked and I recieved coaching by the Trans Clinic here in town. Mark who is now retired has decades of trans experience and has seen this problem on different GM platforms. He explained it as ...
1991 Other European SilverSpirit 6750CC MIL Lamp on VIN: SCAZS00A8L
This Silver Spirits' engine check MIL was not being turned on by the KE Jetronic ECU but was infact a faulty display unit. John Bowling Engineering of Bolton, England repairs the display unit for 200.00 GBP approx. He tells me that this fault is well known to...
1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L heater VIN: 1P3AP28K1R
First thing I want to say thanks to everyone who replied. This car is my nephews and he hasn't brought it back to me to repair. But what I will be doing is I will install a new thermostat and I am sure the heating will be ok. The thing is we had installed a ne...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE52T4V
Thanks to all that replied but what had happened was timing chain had jumed a tooth hence the running bad problem hope this may help someone in the future again thanks to all Trouble codes: P0134.
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2WP5211V
Sorry about taking so long to close this post out. I was waiting to here from the customer. He had the car for two weeks and said that it is working fine. Michael said to replace the crank sensor, he was right. Joe said to tap on it and watch the signal to...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Alternator VIN: 1G2NF52T01
I won't bother going into a summary of the replies I recieved only because I must hang my head in shame, and in all humility provide an honest, accurate post. I neglected to state in my original post that I was working with a known good battery, as many asked...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX54K12
Thank you one and all (all 16) for your prompt and thorough replies. As many of you suggested, I did not get to measure oil pressure because customer did not want to leave vehicle. Today, he came back and gave me the chance to measure oil pressure at the senso...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SBH806127
weel i think its fixed.have not heard otherwise. i removed the idle cont sol. and cleaned it it did not appear sticky. iput in a new rubber seal that was swollen so it wouldnt fit back in groove .i cleaned the t body reset the comp. i probably would have repl... Trouble codes: P1507.
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2AC52L9V
The OEM (Toyota) Ignition module corrected the problem of sending a signal to igniter every time it was cranked.. New OEM coils then fixed the vehicle.. New NGK spark plugs were used, also.. The spark was noticeably stronger with the new module.. For what ... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter fault).
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
Thanks to everyone for all the help, but I could not find the fix on this one. I tried everything that I could think of and every suggestion, but everything that I tested came out ok. This morning the customer had the car towed to the dealer at our recomendati... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E96
Thank you for all the replies. The fix for this vehicle ended up being partially restricted fuel injectors. I cleaned the fuel injection system using the MotorVac carbon clean machine. Fuel trims are normal. I did double check the freeze frame data prior to er... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1).
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L Clutch
Thanks to the many, many replies. I had already removed the bonnet and disconnected everything from engine, so I am just going to remove the engine. Thanks John from NS for the web link. Again, thanks to everyone.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L evap system VIN: WVWSK61J92
Thanks [...] all who replied, the customer took the car & brought it back at a later date, I revued the procedure for generating the readiness monitors & found that the Tech who worked on it looked up the vehicle with the wrong engine coding & ended up with the w...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L center bearing VIN: YV1LT56D6X
thanks to all who replied sorry for the delay, against advice of some we ordered used shaft only to have 1st one lost in transit the next one was worse than the orignially bad one , a special thanks to paul, he recommended driveshaft doctors out of denver, wha...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L seat belt buckle VIN: YV1RS58D72
thank you for all of the replies this thing got a little more out of hand than expected due to scanner issues i can not confirm that the launch will or will not work i borrowed on from a freind but had not been updated in a long time so it was no help so we fo...
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