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1993 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA9347P
Hello all you tuner guys, having problem with this car. after getting everything done car runs very rich especially at idle. timing in specs cant seem to get base idle right because of how rich it is, map sensor reads 15"hg at idle specs should be 21, dont kno...
1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4CC2669P
thae car has a aftermarket alarm system. we disconnected the alarm and checked for any in line fuse that may have blown - didnt see anything so we reconnected it. we check all fuses 3x - all ok. we check crank sensor for signal- ok. we checked ignition module ...
2000 Acura EL 1.6L Alarm VIN: 2HHMB4573Y
Car came in orginally in November for alarm going off at night for no reason. Found alarm module was faulty. Replaced. Alarm went off once or twice in the next month or so, but not as frequently. Now for the last week, happening alot more frequently. We cann...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A6T
The car came in last Sept , 2007, for the MIL being on. The code retrieved was P0441, insufficient EGR flow. The first time, the throttle body was removed and cleaned, but the EGR calve was left on the car and the passage under it wasn't cleaned. The MIL retur... Trouble codes: P0441 (Insufficient EGR flow.)
2004 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJT64B34
hi group have this 04 A6 3.0l have missfire code cylinder number 5 switch coils and injectors no difference/looses coolant and smell coolant from tail pipe.removed head can not tell if gasket is defective head ckd out ok any one with simmilar problem,thankyou
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Throttle Responce VIN: WAUJC68E4A
this car was presented to us after a visit to another independent shop, (Nothing done except butt scratching)and the local dealer (new brake light switch), the symptom is step on the throttle pedal and the rpm rises to to 1200 RPM at WOT, I was watching actual... Trouble codes: N0NE
1988 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L head lamps VIN: 1GACC35K2J
towed in, has sat for a couple of months. tested and found the batt and alt bad. replaced both. turn on head lamps and engine died. called customer and was informed that it had started that before the alt went bad. alt is working as designed now. head lamp swi...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 2GTEC19H0K
mutipul discharge of ign random times will fill scope screen with patterns over ranges tac on scope problem not aparent with timing connecter disconected have tried diferent dist (ac delco ) different computer can find no signal to match multipul discharg of i...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GNDU06L7S
We have been scratching our heads for two days on this one,any help would be great so thanx ahead of time. So we have lumina apv van that came in on the hook a few days ago, we have good spark but no injector pulse,we installed new cam and crank sensors,reman ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK19T41
The transfer case in locked in low range, light on dash shows service 4wd, diagnostic showed no code errors, I can not get it to come out of low range. I'm not that familiar with this push button system, any suggestions?
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L steering column VIN: 1GCDM19X52
Hi Chevy guys, We have an intermittent squeak or vibration coming from the steering wheel. It sounds like taking a plastic pull tie and pulling it tight ( that ratchiting noise the teeth on the pull tie makes when you pill it. We pulled back the the rubber bo...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Rear Brakes
Hi, all. I have been racking my brain trying to figure this one out and i have had no success, so hopefully someone has seen this before. A customer came in needing rear brakes because they were getting worn low. I replaced the drums and shoes and sent him on ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14X74
This truck was towed in. It did not start. I let it sit in the shop for an hour and it started. It will randomly shut off like someone turned the key. Sometimes seconds after starting, and sometimes 2 hours later. It will almost always fire right back up. Appa...
2005 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1JK59Z75
No information (vehicle does not exist)on MOD5 or Alldata and nothing posted on IATN or Identifix also. Help!! Trouble codes: 0700 (trans control system), 1884 (manufactuer specific)
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2G1WW12E95
This car came in with an erratic idle. It varies beteewn 690 - 1500 rpm in park. I substituted a new map sensor but it did the same thing. As the idle climbs the iac counts also climb. I noticed the evap sol, at idle, is 18% and climbs to 25% at the same time ...
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3JA53G95
This vehicle runs well when warm, but when it's cold, and RPM's are around 2000, it feels like it misfires badly. If you give it more throttle, the trans downshifts, and the problem goes away when the RPM's go up. However, NO CODES ARE STORED FOR MISFIRE. Fuel...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68455
have codes p0440 evap general failure and p0456 evap small leak. i checked the system visually, ok but dont have smoke machine. cleared codes and ran evap monitor test with scanner and po440 came back. please help looking for common failures due to no smoke ma...
1989 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B6KE682KS
Thanks for your help in advance. I do not have much diesel experience and not much service info. This engine will not start when cold. When I say cold, I mean in 30's. People don't know what real cold is around here so I am not talking like -4 or something. Ch...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Surge, Stall, starts then dies VIN: 3B7HF13Y2V
hey guys, we have just installed a new engine in this thing as the old one had lost compression. we are at our wits end. this engine cranks long then fires up and dies. then may do it again but most of the time cranks even longer after first fire. TDC HAS BE...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Low vacume, power VIN: 2B4GP243XY
This c-van has cracked 2 sets of exhaust manifold from high heat issuses. There are no stored codes and van appeers to run fine, but while driving it realy lacks power. A vacume gauge reads 4 in vacume when driving 50 mph. Map sensor confirms this with a 4.4 v...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Engine VIN: 2B3HD46R84
After vehicle warms up, a noise which sounds to be similar to light valve train tapping noise occurs most noticeable at idle. Noise goes away at approximately 1800 rpm (or at least is not noticeable). The noise location seems loudest with stethoscope at right ...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L fuel gauge, brake and turn lights VIN: 3D6WH48A57
The vehicle was brought in to repair the brake lights which stayed on with the key in the run or accesory position. The young man assigned to the truck tore into it removing the wiring to the tail lamps and trailer connector. There is a draw tite convertor box...
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU12NXF
Hello group! I hope someone can shed some light on strategies on this early Ford EFI. This one came in for a NOX failure-2000ppm @ 15mph. HC & CO were very low. I confirmed the condition with the 5 gas. Installed breakout box, watched O2-cycles for 3-10 second... Trouble codes: 34 (EVP closed signal high)
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15NOH
We inherited this nightmare from a one man shop that does NOT own a scan tool...(that's 2 in 2 days, but that's another story...). Runs great when cold, but as soon as at operating temp, it starts running very rough, rich, wants to stall. Feels & sounds like i...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU24X3P
This will be a bit long but. This is my vehicle, I got it with 138000 km's and since I've owned it there has been a vibration in the right front like a wheel out of balance. I've balanced the wheels several times, I've rotated and have changed the tires to new...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP62W8R
hello, this t-bird idles very erraticly when cold. It does not have a fast idle. it's the opposite, it starts out very low for about 10 seconds then jumps around. after about 2 to 3 mimutes it finally smooths out and is stable. all data looks ok , i cleaned th...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25H5S
Engine runs great but every time it's driven service engine light comes on during normal driving conditions but never sets a code. Scanner says it's running rich at .06 -.08 voltage, but doesn't smoke or ping or anything.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Hi gang, I have a 98 Windstar here with a no-start situation. I have no power to injectors, no spark, it seems like a bad ground or power source. I've checked the fuse boxes and all connections are clean and fuses are good. I've checked grounds, seems good. I ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53S6W
This is a coworkers personal ride) he has been getting poor mileage for last year. Egr code set first and he replaced it. code did not return but after another couple months P0171 and 174 started coming up, so he replaces the front O2 sensors After about every... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L noise VIN: 1FAFP66L8X
Hello there, I have this Contour here and when it is cold while you drive it around the streets it will make a real loud fog horn sound when you turn the steering wheel a little. The noise will stay on until you give it a little gas and then it goes away until...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L transmission VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
ok trans techs i can use some direction on this one. we mo this 2000 escort zx2 just came in. it has 118,000 k on it and we are trying to help out the custome with the least expensive fix. the cars runs and shifts fine forward but all gears except parks are fo...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
Car came in a crank no start. I got in and it started but had no power. Checked fuel pressure and it was a 8 psi and would run a little. Went to start again and now its 0 psi and no start. Tested at the fuel pump driver module per Identifix where you short the...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
I have a very inermittent problem with this car, 2 or 3 times in the last 6 mo. Every time I get everything works and tests fine. I asked the customer to tell me as much as she could when it happens. She says that when she turns the key to crank all lights on ...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP3135Y
Hello Techs On this focus customers complaint is under load car will start bucking and black smoke comes out of tail pipe. The only way i got to duplicate is runnin 35 mph in 2nd gear then load engine down by switchin to 5th gear. Fuel pressure is normal. I c...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L heater VIN: 1FMPU16L9Y
before heat wouldn't work at all when the car came in. Found that the blend door was broken and replaced the door and the actuator. the heat would then work but not very well, flushed the heater cores in the front and the rear of the vehicle. The heater got a ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L o2 monitors VIN: 1FAFP55SX1
hi fellow techs i have this 01 taurus 3.0l dohc got this from another shop customer brought to other shop for ses light they found p0301 misfire cyl #1 did tune-up and replaced coils cleared codes all was well till sticker time car has failed for p01000 system...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F82
I got this one after several others took a stab at it. sets code 1211 regularly. looses power on hard acceleration. Ipc will read (at WOT) 62% with 1900psi. I immediately thought I might have a HP leak or weak pump, but power loss goes away after a few seconds... Trouble codes: P1211, P1282, P1280
1991 GMC Pickup C3500 5.7L speedometer
ok guys, this is our wrecker for our shop and the other day i left the shop to go tow a car and the speedometer just quit working at about 40 mph. about 2 miles down the road it sit the mil light so i hooked on to the car and came back to the shop and scanned ...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L ingntion VIN: 1HGCB7656P
This car had been running good up till two week ago. Customer complaint missing or cut out after warm up it misses between 1700-2100 rpm or under load. It misses on the number 1 cylinder. We have installed new plugs, a new injector, egr valve, adjust the valve...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, no mil VIN: 1HGEJ8140X
Group, I have this 99 civic 1.6 vtec that is driving me insane! I will give the story from the top. Customer brought vehicle in as a no start. Checked and found that the cam was galled on number 3 and had trashed the head. Advised customer of other problems wi...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGES26722
This vehicle cuts out intermittently. Customer drives to work for 30 minutes in the morning and car runs fine. At 12:00 when she goes to lunch the vehicle hesitates/cuts out badly for a minute and then straightens out. We have duplicated the condition with a f...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Accessories VIN: 1HGEM21972
We have a customer's Honda Civic that the customer had his radio stolen, he found another stock radio with a code number of 13255 on the box. My customer installed the radio and he gets a message on the radio that says..ErrE. We have doubled checked his insta...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power outlets VIN: 5FNRL38445
i have a 2005 honda oddessey that when the customer plugs in a cell phone in the left front power outlet it works for a while then eventually blows the 10 amp fuse. we replaced the fuse and all was well untill the next time she plugged in her cell phone. we re...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L bumper cover VIN: 181FL97627
need to remove bumper cover. seems to be some attaching bolt that I cannot locate. seems to be under the headlamps. Need to k now where they are or procedure.thanks
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Convertor VIN: 1J4GZ7856R
Transmission works normally when cold. In less than 5 minutes, converter lock-up engages solidly. Engine stalls when put in drive or reverse. Lock-up is so solid that if transfer case is put in low range, brakes cannot hold vehicle. ( I had left plenty of room...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FF48S6Y
customer complained of stalling and check engine light on with tps high & low codes. tps did not solve problem nor did disconnecting clock spring connector as a tach expierienced and posted in fix data base. have any jeep techs expierienced this and what was t... Trouble codes: P0123, P0122
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L reverse/2nd VIN: KNDJC73323
customer complained about trans slipping when backing out of a long driveway. when shifted into reverse the "r" & "2" both light up. it has a trouble code p0708 for trans range sensor circuit fault. tested sensor, ok. with sensor & trans computer unpluged ther...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Starting VIN: KNDUP13193
Towed in because of no-start condition first time in AM. It now starts and runs good. Checked fuel pump waveform, fuel pressure & flow, press. regulator, CKP & CMP signals & sync., ECT, IAT, fuel trims, etc. Did visual inspection of wiring and for signs of lea...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16473
Hello techs - I hope someone here and help shed some light on this mystery, besides the obvious possiblities. Both O2 sensors were replaced about a year ago, and the right side went bad 3 to 4 days after we replaced the intake manifold, valve cover gaskets and... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2 Sensor 1), P0174 (System too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Pending Code System too lean Bank B)
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start, Cuts out, starts up dies out VIN: JM1FC3322M
got this one killing me. did a reseal on front timing cover. when the vehicle got here it was running fine just leaking alot of oil out of timing seal. did job and now i have a no start issue i have back tracked and have found only on vacume line that i left o...
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L automatic tilt VIN: JM1TA2222Y
i have a 2000 mazda millenia in the shop.and when it first came in the automatic tilt wheel was not working intermittently when you put the key in the ignition.i checked all the wires and connections and they seem to be ok.i didnt find any short @ this
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
used engine installed and transmission times will start and die.other times will start and stay running but idle surge and die.i did test drive vehcile and lacks power. engine runs only after tcs lamp comes on.i have erased dtcs but immediately ret... Trouble codes: P0102, C1119
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start, Starts/Dies quickly VIN: NDBCA39DOH
Installed a fuel pump and had the battery disconnected during the repair. Upon reinstalling battery connection the vehicle would start run 2 seconds and die. Fuel shut-off. The radio is inoperable. Ignition key does not have red dot indicating not the master k...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L air bag VIN: WDBFA61E4M
Hey Mercedes techs and all at IATN God bless. I have this 300 sl that has an air bag light on. My motis can't help nor can the genesis. All data says I need a pulse scanner to retrieve the code. It is a 3 wire type of code reader and connects at the 16 pin dia...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L battery VIN: WDBRF61JO1
hello, im having a little trouble finding the battery drain on this particular car, iv done the basic, tsb, blown fuses, checked all connections, starting charging, systems ok, i know this car has alot of modules,i am getting quite a few codes for the srs. any...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L instrument VIN: WDBRF64J02
I have a c320 in the shop and the electric control motor for the up/down of the steerihg column runs but the column won't raise. I see there is a plastic dog bone which connect the motor the the gearbox. The trouble I'm having is with removing the instrument c...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G63
Hello, This car is driving me crazy. I had codes P2008 O2 sensor Heater Sensor 1 bank 1, and P2088 O2 sensor Heater sensor 1 bank 2. I have replaced both O2 sensors and MAF sensor.Code P2008 keeps coming back,so I replaced Bank 1 sensor 1 again. Still coming b... Trouble codes: P2008 (O2 Sensor Heater Bank 1 Sensor 1)
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33473
Vehicle came in for check engine light diagnosis, I am using the Autologic Scan Tool and found codes P1229 & P0683, Cleared codes and road tested, noticed on full throttle accelleration it would go into limp home and run poorly, the Check Engine and EML lights... Trouble codes: P1229 (Throttle Adaption Fault), P0683 (Throttle Flap Malfunction)
1996 Mitsubishi lancer 2.0L Radator Fan VIN: CN9A-00015
Have no go with radiator fan - have tested sensor and isolated circuits to ECU but not out as have no wiring information. Have located two relays one each side of the engine in there respected box's I assume that they are for low/high speed. When each relay ci...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24A5L
need help from the nissan guys. this is a wierd one. the car works fine at idle. works awsome on full throttle but under light load at about 1/4 throttle especially on the highway at about 110 km/h it cuts out almost like the key is shut off then all of a sudd...

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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KA9651V
Hey guys. Thanks for some great responses and time spent, I really appreciate you all. I did not mention in my original post that we had jumped the pressure switch. Any way, there were actually three problems!!! Corroded, spread out terminals at the Pressure s...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D8V
the cat was clogged solid thanks for the help a real time saver. now to figure what caused the cat to melt
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44EX4
Sorry for the delay in closing this request.The problem was the main fuel pump in the dr.side of the tank.What a process to change the pump.You have to work through both pump access holes to replace them.The best place to get the pump was the dealer,unit wa... Trouble codes: P2401, P0498.
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KE54Y3V
The fix for this Caddy was replacing the two L/R WSS wires from the harness connector at the rear WSS connector harness to the ECU connector. We noticed that from time to time, we would get a good bit of hash on our L/R sensor back probed at the ECU. The circ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R6T
First, thanks to everyone who responded, I had lots of good replies. Seemed like the majority was pointing at the fuel press regulator and several to the injectors. For all of you who said the pressure regulator, you were correct! Removed throttle body and ... Trouble codes: P0161, P0300.
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case, Differential VIN: 1GNDT13W1W
Amazing reply's to this post! Want to thank everyone for their idea's!! Checked to make sure front and rear differentials are the same gears by marking the pinion flange to the diff. case and the inside of both wheels to the control arm. By turning both whee...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 2GCEK19TXY
Well, we haven't seen this vehicle back for close to a month now. After checking all that was suggested, the only thing we could find was a low tire on the rear. Not sure if this contributed, but I guess no news is good news? Thanks for all the help
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L brake lights VIN: 1GCHG39R52
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L catalyst monitor VIN: 4C3AU52N8W
I gave the vehicle back to the owner she drove the car for about a week she came back i scannde syatem the monetors had ran she had it re tested and it passed.think every one very much james Trouble codes: P0551.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1C3EL55U61
1996 Dodge B2500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21Y0T
I recieved alot of good help, both here and in the chat room...turned out to be pretty basic, but hard to find. Somewhere in it's history, this vehicle had an add-on alarm system and a cell phone system. Looking at it made me think it had been installed by a...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L firing VIN: 3B7HF13Z41
we ending up finding the wires that run to the coil had got pinched at the very back of the intake casuing the coil to stay grounded at all times there for not alowing it to fire, thanks guys for all your help
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L spider gears VIN: 2B3HD46R71
I replaced the LF rotor. After that the noise got much louder, at times when braking. I assumed it might be the LF wheel bearing/hub. I replace LF wheel bearing hub. The noise is better but the repetative knocking noise is still there at 30 to 45 MPH. I t...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FAPP36U2N
Thank you everybody who helped me to found the problem. I replaced the engine coolant sensor because it is out of specifications it has 26 mega ohms, I put a new one and the car is running ok. Thanks.
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTHF36F9T
Sorry guys! its been a long time i have never close this help request for the reason that im on training for 2 weeks. I just close this because till now the parts has not yet arrived.And thanks a lot for your reply guys I have done all your sugestions and it h...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cmp VIN: 1FALP52U2V
I got a lot of good responses on this on: guess I'm the only guy in the world who has not done one of these! Most all respondents said I should replace the synchronizer assembly along with the sensor. When I pulled the sensor, it had the center broken out of i...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20F8Y
wow this one was wierd... turnes out that there was a crack in the in tank pickup tube at about the 1/4 line... and was sucking air into the fuel line... customer declined repair and was advised to keep at least 1/2 tank of fuel in the truck... thanks for all ... Trouble codes: P1670.
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Hesitation, BOG VIN: 1FMSU43F41
1999 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GKEC16R4X
Hey guys , I believe i got this one fixed. I did replaced the distributor cap and plugs with a GM part. Then i also replaced the distributor with a used GM from a junk yard. I felt like there might have been a little play in it and plus a little concern for th...
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14552
Most of you agreed one way or another with me on my diagnosis. the customer has not called me back to finish this repair yet. They have no money, I guess yet. But, if he calls I will replace the coils, module and crank sensor, since the mileage is high an...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs activation VIN: 2HKRL18621
Thanks for all the replies. Looks like it was back to the basics. Disabled the ABS first and drove the vehicle, RR the first to lock up. So I brought it back to the shop and checked the drums, resurface the drums and adjusted the brakes. Brakes stopping evenly...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L all gears VIN: 1HGCG56682
Watch those pipes!!!One of the 3,70mm pipes on the regulator must have come loose & fell out of place w\o me knowing it. that kept the torque converter from filling.Thanks for all the replies.
2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Piston VIN: RLHFD26376
Firstly, I would like thank to every one who was advised me in this happen. After deep analyze, we've found that vehicle got flood in last raining season. So the connecting rod has bend. Then broken when running. We found 2 marks of piston ring in Cylinder wal...
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L right head VIN: JNKNG01D5S
Thanks for the replies. We removed the alternator belt and the noise was gone. Replaced the alternator and all is well. Sure sounded like it was coming from under the timing cover. Nice to get an easy fix every once and a while.
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDS58XOY
I got my 30 day notice from IATN to close this request. I talked to the customer again and found out this problem has been going on since hurricane Rita hit here in Sept. 05. It quit acting up for a while so they did not worry about it, till these long trips t... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0137, P0157.
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, EVAP Code VIN: 1J4FA49S62
Hello, Had some responses pointing toward evap purge solenoid that was the fix. I did check purge solenoid with vaccum pump before posting for help and solenoid held vaccum on both ports. How I found it was faulty was by placing a vaccum gauge on purge si... Trouble codes: P0456 (evap small leak).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Security VIN: WDBEA52E5P
Thanks for the info. I was able to jump pin 30 and 87 at the k38 relay (starter lockout relay) and all is good. Thanks Steve for the warning about the insulation. I found the relay by moving the insulation out of the way.
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L (EC) button light on VIN: WDBFA63F8V
Just wanted to get back to everyone. First off, the key Transmiter was bad, bought a new key, all OK $160.00 The climate controll is single , not dual control, so the procedure must be different. This customer is pretty relaxed, so if anyone has a update on pu...
2005 Mercedes-Benz Smart 1.5L No Start, Won't shift into N VIN: WMECF32F75
Hello again! We found the culprit. Shift actuator #2 oil seal is leaking and there is a mess inside the electrical motor. I think this is gonna be a common problem in this type of tranny. This is the same tranny used in the Mitsubishi Colt and it is known as F...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L egr low efficincy VIN: 1G2WR52132
well we finally got it going, after we replaced the egr(the third one) we replaced the map sensor and retested and it failed i then ran a new vacume hose from the intake to the map sensor and retested and it passed. i then removed the new egr and it failed, th... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no acceleration VIN: WPOCB2982Y
Thanks to all who responded. Most of you agreed the problem was in the ECU. The car sat over the weekend and through monday, on tuesday when I went to start it the battery was too weak to crank. After I jumped w/box I noticed it was running smooth and revved ... Trouble codes: P1502.
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Brakes VIN: YS3ED58E4Y
Some of the suggestions I recieved were contaminated fluid, free play at brake pedal & look at adjustment at master cylinder, and engine oil in brake booster. We replaced the master cylinder (it was definately leaking), brake booster (mixture of oil and...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Fails readiness moni VIN: 1G8ZH5287Y
Well again i will say thanks to all who replied. James got me thinking this morning @ 6am, and Paul hit the "NAIL ON THE HEAD" ! With scan tool CTS showed 9 deg, IAT showed 25 deg, My thinking they should be very close to the same with outside temp @ 27 deg. I...
2001 Saturn SC1 1.9L high idle VIN: 1G8ZN12801
Thanks to all that replied, the fix for this Saturn was the TPS. We double checked all possible vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, TBI, and all related hoses. The high idle would only happen when the vehicle was coming to a stop after driving 45mph+. We inst... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP sensor circuit low voltage), P0507 (idle speed high), P1599 (engine stall).
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shifts VIN: 4T1BF22K2V
We still working with this vehicle we found a valve in valve body was stucked. We are completing the job but this post have a month and i have to close it. But when i finish this vehicle im goin to post the result.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L timing belt VIN: 1F6TGGHERU
Hello, Thanks for all the replies,everyone said the same, you don't need special tools.Alldata was not to clear on this so I appreciate all the replies.This went well,take off alternator,serpentine belt,power steering belt,crank pulley and covers.Also have t...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWGA31J7X
Sorry for the delay in closing this post, but I was waiting to hear back from the customer. She elected not to fix the car, given the nature of the problem. I'm almost positive the cause of the no-start was coolant wicking up the entire wiring harness, into t...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L air bag controller VIN: 3VWSK69M94
According to the vw dealership there are 3 airbag modules for a 2004 jetta. base PN 1C0 909 605F 1. with side airbags only-index code 01N 2. With side and curtain airbags from 6/01 to 7/03. Index code 004 3. With side and curtain airbags from 7/2003 to 1/05. ...
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