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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L door latch VIN: 19UYA3151X
Hi guys, this CL came in with both driver's door handles not working. I have looked in the door itself and can see what appears like both door handle functioning, I think maybe the latch mechanism itself is broke somehow. I am really just curious about how to ...
2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L insturment cluster VIN: JH4KA965XY
Thanks in advance for any help on this car! We recieved this Acura from a body shop we work with. It had a very minor hit in front knocking out the grill and scratching the front fascia. The entire instument cluster is inop. All back lighting, all gauges and m...
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L radio VIN: 2HNYD18221
We rebiult the trans, hooked the battery back up. Now the radio is locked, as usual. I called the Acura dealership, with the serial number and they are telling me it is coming up invalid number. The serial number is on the back of the radio and is very clearly...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Headgasket VIN: WBACD3329T
BMW Techs,Vehicle came in w/ 3 inch hole in radiator, replaced radiator,Vehicle needs head or gasket, I have never done the job wondering if i'm opening a bag of worms? Should I consider selling the customer a good lower milage Engine,ship him to the dealer(No...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WDADD6322V
Hello fellow techs, have s problem BMW car with all kinds of codes, don't even know where to start, because alldata does not provide trouble shooting for the codes listed, or the codes are not listed. so here are the codes, P0121 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6349X
Hello BMW techs , I have a 1999 528i that was towed in no crank/no start condition .Diagnostics found bad key which was replaced along with vin coded ews .We alighned ews with our scaner , started and ran great . Aweek later towed back in , now with a crank no... Trouble codes: 209 (anti-tempering potection ews)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33512
This bimmer blows fuse F4 in the engine electronics fuse box.(A8680) It is the one with a red output wire. The only diagrams I can find for it are showing it as a power supply to the ECU and TCU, both on pin 7 at the respective ECU's, and to nothing else. I ca...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compresser VIN: 1234859753
hey fellows this customer came to me to instakll new compresser i checked pressures 40 low 195 high compresser was cycling at 40 and 200 pulled 1312 with tech 2 tested sensor condem it and replaced got rid of code {high side ref temp sensor} still same thing f...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.4L pressure plate VIN: 2G1WP11X1N
cust. came in with blown up clutch, should be simple r and r . clutch actuation is different here. release bearing snaps into pressure plate ( integral snap ring to pressure plate). when clutch is disengaged release bearing is pulled away from clutch disc, opp...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L rod bearings VIN: 1G1ND52T6W
can anyone please advise me ... is it possible to do rod bearings w/o the removal of balance shaft unit? is engine removal required..please advise thank you in advance carl [...]
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L compressor VIN: 1GCGK24U2Y
This unit has manual climate control unit that is controlled via the PCM. Customer complaint is intermitant loss of cooling. Charge is ok, pressures good, when it cools it cools well. Commands via the switch or actuation are consistant. When it is in failur...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GBKC34J5Y
I just installed the transfer pump for the rear tank not suppling the front. I also just replaced the balance module. I believe I did all the test steps 4 months ago when truck was in here and customer declined replacing the module then. It does not seem the b...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJG31F22
ok chevy diesel tecks i need your help on this one. this van will start up good then run for about [...] then start to miss and cough, some times it will stall, some times it will catch its self and clear up. the thing that i notice in the scan data is the...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L compressor
A/C has been working sporatic for last few days. Very hot (no compressor working) yesterday and today. We could not get compressor to kick on. Changed high pressure switch inder the air box- no changes. Checked coolant temp and thermostat operation and appears...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF52EX3
This Impala runs very good since the convertor was replaced but the fuel trim numbers at idle are: long term-14 and short term -2 to -6. According to the scan tool it misfires on deceleration for just a second. It does this every time if you rev the engine whi...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L turn signal VIN: 2C4GP54L11
sometimes signals dont work other times when you signal right, the left arrow and signal light (outside) come on then all by it self the right the flashers will work right again and the right light will come on normal, it will also do the opposite when signali...
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L engine VIN: 2B4GH4531R
Hello Chrysler guys. I have a question. I have a fleet customer who has a 1994 Caravan 3.0 that needs an engine, my question is-- We have a 3.3 engine and trans out of another of thier vans (also a 1994) that they wrecked. Can we replace the engine and trans c...
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L temp VIN: 2B3KA43HX6
It will set a code po481 when ever it happens, You cant let car idle with ac on or it will run almost to the red on the temp gauge. when this happens it never turns the HIGH fan on, it is still on low speed (both fans)I can jump the High relay and the fan goes...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L shifting VIN: 1FALP62W1S
Hi ford trans techs, I have a 95 ford thunderbird that starts off in 4th gear when placing trans in OD position. If you put the trans in manual low it starts off ok. Checking shift solenoids show that both shift solenoids are being commanded on when it is in t...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U4T
veh will run perfect for up to a week and then will have a missfire on cyl #1. This will happen in open loop and temp readings of 50 t0 60 degrees. light will flash for about 30 seconds and then the missfire will go away and veh will run perfect until the prob... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FALP6536V
Greetings! This lovely Contour is eating our lunches while it delays it's inevitable trip to the crusher to start it's new career drying clothes!!! It came in with a complaint of idling too fast- It races at between 1800-2200 rpm in park or neutral and refuses...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X1N
initially found dpfe shorted to power(reading 4+volts at idle.replaced dpfe.1.07volts at idle.koer test indicates 5psi.vacuum to egr.removed egr for cleaning.opens at 3psi,holds vacuum.egr tube clear(newer also recently.)removed egrbracket to intake(clear.)sta... Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
I thought I had a defective alternator so I replaced it. I have checked all fuses and have battery voltage at all leads at alternator. This is a three hour job as the alternator is buried(DOHC) and I can't get to the full field pin. I just noticed I have no ch...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07653
This one was towed in yesterday and when I first tried it, after charging the battery, it fired right up and idled for about 10 minutes. Then it cut off like as if you turned the key off. At that time, the only code was the B1318. After about 20 minutes, while... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit), B1318 (Low Battery Voltage At Module)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31P93
this truck was traded in to our dealership shortly after it started having a hard start concern. after cranking for a while the truck started. always cranked over very well when it starts tons of smoke out the tailpipe. now it sets a code right away p0683 glow...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPX14574
good morning ford techs I have a 04 5.4 3valve returnless fuel system that will not start intermittently . when it does start it will run normal fuel pressure at 40psi. if I watch pressure on solas scanner I will have 0 pressure when it does not start.Rail sen... Trouble codes: 191
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W84
This 04 Crown Victoria has been in several times over the last 6 months with a complaint of dying when it goes through a car wash and dying sometimes after driving for about 15 to 20 miles. When it dies the check engine light will not turn on when the key is i...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14584
I have this 2004 Ford pick up that will intermittently shut down as if the key was turned off.No codes, fuel pressure in spec but no spark on the two coils I checked.I checked the pattern of the crank sensor and it looks good, could it still be a faulty sensor...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP74W06
We have this crown vic that has the cooling fan running on high all the time. If you cycle the key, it will stay out for a few minutes. Another shop has aleady replaced the thermostat and the head temp sensor. It does not show signs of overheating and the air ...
1995 Geo Prizm 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: A2YY926493
This thing is driving me nuts. Towed in a week ago no start, major tu now have miss at idle in gear. put a new coil on(5 times)it stoped missing at idle.NOW it misses under load when you get on it. any idea?
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1GKDT13S32
a/c compressor will not stay running, digital tempature reading on the dash panel shows tempature of 9 degrees. set a/c control to lowest temp & compressor will start & then cut off when a/c control panel goes to 9 degrees. thinking bcm problem?
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHT1435GNL
stall when come to stop not all the time when running for a while stop couple minute later try to start it would not start have to wait 30 minute before it start no spark when it happen have replace distributor, coil im thinking main relay but not sure any hel...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651Y
Hey guys I need some help with this Honda. Evap code 1457 came up. Tested and found stuck vent shut valve. With power applied to valve we tapped it and heard it click. Seemed fine after that but we replaced it anyway along with cannister as screws were rotted.... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap)
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L range senor VIN: KMHDN45D12
Hi all, To the Transmission guy/Hyundai techs... I got a P0705 code (Transmission range sensor circuit malfunction(PRNDL input))I did an visual inspection and there is no damage to the wiring... I am a tech myself and my tool box is miles away... so i am plani...
2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L cluster VIN: 5N3AA08C94
Hi Group! I have one hair left, please help. I'm getting U1000 code (CAN fault). The gauges all drop, the headlights go on, the warning lights flash on and off, interior lights flash, cluster lights and fuel level gauge remain unaffected, but the car runs fine...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1347H
Hello all, thanks for your time. We've got this Jag giving us a hard time. The story is that the customer decided to pressure wash the engine then it wouldn't start. Ultimately it was towed in to us. Fresh set of plugs and it now starts and runs but very poorl...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L overdrive VIN: SAJDAO1C11
i just got in a 2001 jaguar s-type 3.0 62,000 miles. ive had these before and never really noticed this "problem" . this car shifts and seems to run good except when it goes into overdrive, it just seems to loose alot of power. the rpms drop and it seems to re...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L cooling fan VIN: SAJEA51C72
Help, I only have a partial wiring diagram. Veh came in for overheated problem (towed in). Customer stated that it suddenly overheated (went to red and was shut off by customer. When it arrived at shop it started and ran fine. Filled with coolant and checked, ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L posssible lockup VIN: KNDUP13152
On the first visit it was missing and running very badly. We repaired missfire issue and did alot of brakes and suspension repair work. Back three weeks ago with it stuck in second gear. Pulled a p0715 code for input shaft sensor. checked ground and power, goo...
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.7L No Start VIN: KNAGD12854
This vehicle was towed in earlt last week as a no start. Car has never had any problems before. Owner drove home 50 miles with no problem. Shut car off. Went out 2 hours later & no start. It was late in the day, I towed it in & went to look at it the next morn...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
Came back with, once warmed up drops out of overdrive. Has 3 codes p1744, po733,and po734. We have followed steps for checking engine performance. We have checked tps, vss, and neutural safety switch and not sure were else to go. Have been told possible valve ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L hood release cable VIN: WDBDA29D3K
HELP!!!-,Hood release cable seem's to be broken or disconnected out at hood lock/latch. Free or no resistance when pulled,but you can hear movement out behind grille at latch area. I know there is or are many techs who have experienced this problem before,howe...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Blower Motor, Compressor, & Heat VIN: WDBEA30D7L
In the last few years we have done some exteensive repairs on this vehicle air condition system. Everytime we did the repairs vehicle would work fine. But we are at a dead end on the latest attempt to fix this particualr problem. As you can see we had already ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D7M
Car came in with no upshift. Found governor gear broke. We replaced gear and now car wants to pull forward in rev and park. Linkage was checked and everthing appears ok. I know the valve body was dropped to replace the gear but not sure where this job went wro...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L lock up torq. VIN: WDBHA23G2W
this car has a intermitant no up shift 2-3 when it first come in had code po170 fuel trim and po715 a circuit turbine.after replacing the valvle body shifts comes back cust states duing the same thing. now we have code 110,135,148 i clear codes test d...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertble top VIN: WDBLK65G9X
This car came in today late, The top will not go down when hit switch, the rear head rest will not go down either, I am thinking this is why the top is not functioning, I can here the PSE pump run when I hit the rear head rest switch but will not bring donw he...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L battery goes dead VIN: WDBNG83J14
Car would die overnight. Draw on system 2000MA. Disconnected seat module, draw drops down to 600MA, and goes down no further. Have checked CAN system, draw does not drop when checking/disconnection CAN/BUS systems. Sometimes car will not recognize key and alar...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G2Y
I have this Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 liter. When the vehicle gets hot, there is what feels to be a misfire when the vehicle gets to cruise speed. This only happens when the vehicle has warmed up. The miss feels exactly like an ignition coil breaking down. I have ...
1983 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND01S1D
Hi this truck would not pass smog , so the smog shop sent to us:-( First we found that the mixture control solenoid was inop (open circuit) Replaced and the idle mixture dropped to within spec's but cruise is still at about 3.00 to 400 percent, any ideas. Timi...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34D33
To all valued tech ,this had all these codes P1229(p2122,p2138,po223,p0123,p2135,p0507 ISC system) .we did the usual and replaced TBody and did the idle air relearn( with consult ii) .Then APP codes p2122 and 2138 came back and code (p1229 sensor power /circ),... Trouble codes: P2122 (app sensor), P2138, P1229, P2135, P0223, P0123
2005 Pontiac Pursuit 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2AJ52F85
Customer came in concerned with engine light on. Came on while on highway. Scanned codes found u2108 lost comm with abs controller. I check alldata and not much info avail for data line issues.I dont have much experirnce with data line issues either. Any help ... Trouble codes: U2108 (lost comm with abs/tcs control system)
1993 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L throttle body calibration VIN: YS3CL65R2P
I understand that the 675BO code is because the throttle body is unprogrammed. That will disappear when the ISAT can program it.. However, if the codes are cleared, and the procedure for programming is tried, the throttle picks up to 3000 like it is supposed t...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H91
Customer complains that vehicle stalls. shakes when first starts, battery light goes on then shuts off. Once running doesnt accelerate well, shakes when stopped, runs "jerky", engine light is on steady. used lab scope to measure pedal position 1 & 2, no notic... Trouble codes: P1530 (Pedal Position sensor 1 2 Circuit Sum Out of range)
1996 Saturn SW2 1.9L drl driving lights VIN: 1G8ZJ8274T
hi got this one in with drl inop i disconnected all connectors to ip cluster and light switch and still getting power on both sides of bulb connector even with drl relay disconnected as well any input appreciated thanks
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L no reception VIN: 4S4BP67C66
customer came in with a problem with radio was not getting any radio stations. was triying to look up information about this radio as far as trouble shooting procedures but could not find anything. found only simple diagram about the antenna amplifier.would li...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1NXBA02E6T
The A/C Comp. and Cond. fan do not come on when A/C is switched on, blower works. The light on the switch doesn't work (the comp. does NOT have a rpm sensor) but I do have power from the switch to the A/C amp. The A/C Cut pid reads ON all the time, I have used...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Transfer case/Front differential VIN: JT3HP10VXV
I know that this is going to sound somewhat simple to a lot of the Toyota techs, but we just want to make sure that we replace the correct component to solve this problem. When this vehicle originally came in, the transmission was leaking from between the case...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CV 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: NV2ZZZ70ZR
starts ok cold ,after running some minuets,idles rough and surges,hold throttle say 1/4 open engine surges uncontrolable,let throttle close and stalls,have no fault codes,fuel pressure 40psi, customer disconects battery for maybe 1 hour,then reconnects ,car d...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Car was towed in by customer. This car has a very hard shift into 3rd gear. So hard it will chirp the tires. Line pressure looks good until going into third it will it hit 150psi before shifting. Everything else works fine and shifts as expected. No codes in c...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
compressor inop, pulsing voltage from fan control to compressor. multi meter says i have 12 volts always even with key off, will not light test light, until it pulses.

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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7669N
Hey boys, Im waiting for the ecm to be rebuilt on this one. I wish it were here to tell how it responds. First things first I want to say thank you all for the helpfull information. I learned that the sensor has poor packing that melts under normal engine temp...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAHD632XS
All done. I followed Steves advice and ordered a new lock housing, ignition lock, upper column housing and shear bolts. For my first time it went pretty smooth. It took about 2 hours and I didn't have to much trouble except I needed a hand putting the circl...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33453
well, i checked on the items other members pointed out. i was unable to find anything that would indicate a part/system failure. everything appears to be operational. cleared codes, road tested vehicle after letting set overnight. no codes reset. no codes pend... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G4AG55M5T
Well, the vehicle appears to be fixed. Sorry it took so long to post, but I wanted to make sure this issue was resolved. I received all good responses for possible areas of concern. Since I did not do this job originally, I decided to start from scratch and... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire).
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K41
Thanks to you all... 21 excellent responses, every one valid... The fix was a MAP sensor. Ed from Florida keyed in on it. Dale from N Dakota recognized it as a fuel deprived problem. Jeff [...]. from Wisconsin suggested to recheck pid data, simple but very effe...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L pcv valve VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
i can't believe it. i've done hundreds of these things and have the throttle cable rub on the pcv tube on just two! wow! thanks to all who replied especially clyde and jeff. rerouting the cable fixed both. again, iatn saves the day.
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCHK3356W
Sorry for the late reply We removed valve body found no problems relaced 1-2 accumulator seals and put it back together problem still there.Customer needed truck and decided to drive it some more. Returned last week no second gear at all Removed Trans and tore...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
after several days i still cant get the truck to act up long enough to find the problem . I will close the post for now and add to it when i find the issue.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Steering Wheel VIN: 1D4GP25383
Thanks for all the replies, customer still has not had a change to bring vehicle back for us to repair, I will keep you posted. Thanks again for all the info.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4G944R92
Thank you Mike & Terry for your responses. Mike has been especially helpful and for that I am very greatful. The van has been on a 2000km trip since the light has come on. Still no misfiring. ________________________________________________________________ Re... Trouble codes: P0351.
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1407S
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W7W
Thanks to all who were concerned to answer. Derek from Washington hit the nail on the head with the vaccume leak. The hose into the canister apart on the intale manifold was cracked. Fixed that and readjusted the TPS switch and no more light. So I saved a few ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean condition bank 1 2), 174 (testing and results).
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP52S4W
Hi and thanks to all, you have lead us in the right direction. First we cleaned the idle air valve and ports and still had problem ,so we replaced the valve and all was good. Thanks again George
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZRJSV5X
Well as many of you guys said I found out that this truck had the problem befor I even saw it. I asked the customer and he admitted that it did this before. Thanks for all the replies.
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74EXY
after a long time of being stumped and trying everything - we finally diassembled the enginE and found a crack in the brand new cyl head CYL #1 - sent is back to ford and got warranty ---WHO KNEW??? - THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Glow plug and intake heater circuits VIN: 1FDXE45F7Y
Well this problem was not related to any of information offered, the problem was and remains to be a no ground signal from the pcm that controls both the glowplug relay and the intake heater relay. All recomendations were checked unfortunately none proved the ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K83
thanks to all techs that replied replace the pcv valve got rid of the noise
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCA563XJ
thanks to all who replied the dist rotor was the problem.we had strong spark @ the coiland weak spark @ the plugs. whoda thunk!!!thanks again!
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122W
thanks for all the help once again. the customer has not contacted us, so we are asuming the (bad gas) was her issue. we will let everyone know if the proble reoccurs. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel metering too lean).
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11AQX
Hi Folks - I was thinking that the problem may have been a scan tool software issue, and the few replies I received said the same thing. The customer did not give me the time to obtain another scanner to try I had to send it on it's way. I will follow up if I ... Trouble codes: P0302, P304, P305, P0306, P0325, P0750.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine noise VIN: SALTW16413
Engine falls into range of defective machined Rover engines for 2003. Fighting with Rover for warranty, will post any further information when it comes available.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Overdrive VIN: JT6GF10U8X
Sorry for the delay...the knock sensors gave us overdrive...but now we're getting a cam sensor code that won't go away...I read up on it and it could be a variety of things...even read about some contamination least we have overdrive! The CE light ...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C35
I did not get this car running yet but I do see where the problem is.The warranty co. and the supplier of the engine are fighting it out as to who pays for diag. time and how to correct the problem,so this may take some time.When I get it running I will update... Trouble codes: P0355 (ckp circuit malfunction).
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L no 3-4 upshift VIN: 113.044.12
trans rebuilder installed linkage improperly which put it in a bind. after i freed it up, i found that the adjustment on this baby is very touchy and time consuming. thanks for all the replies. they were right on the info that i received. i did the math tire d...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1260321A14
Hi everybody: I am thankful for the help but what I really needed was the wiring diagram for that particular model. It was imposible for me to do anything under the those circunstances. The car is still at the shop and the customer understands the situation ( ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D8K
Well this was a fun one, After checking for spark,fuel and compression all were okay, so I thought, Checked Ign coil and dist cap and rotor, Cap looked okay the rotor looked okay just old. Checked rotor with ohm meter it checked okay,check rotor flange, it w...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA24D5H
this is the final solution: Crossing terminal one and two at the MAS will allow the fuel pump to run. Car would start right up and all would seem normal. Then the tach would go erratic and then not register at all, even though the car was still running. Wh...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1R
I didn't know this was obdII, found plug as suggested by Allan. Got a code P1700 for the delay shift circuit. Had good vacuum to sol. but accuator won't hold vacuum. Read about many accuators being bad. changed accuator and system hold vacuum. road tested and ... Trouble codes: 02 (lh1), 17, 34 (lh2).
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Compressor VIN: JA4LS31H0Y
Thanks for all the replies. We re-checked all the sensors and switches and fluids in a/c system. We also checked the blend doors. The customer needed the vehicle and picked it up, talked to her last week and let me know the a/c was working great. I guess t...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4A3AA46G31
Thank you to the few that helped, it was the pcm. The tell-tale so to speak was the 2 kHz signal to the trans solenoids.
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL52T6V
thanks all that helped i should of known when the tenioner didnt release i'd be in trouble.but again thanks to all that replied it was the tensioner
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L vehicle binds in reverse VIN: 1GHDT13S52
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Cuts out VIN: SCAZN02A9K
None of the information supplied was of any remedy help ,either because it had no bearing or was operation's we had already performed. However I thank any and all of those overworked techs that we are for their input Thanx very much anyway Chuck S.
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L power windows VIN: 1P4GH44R7P
thanks to all that replied and KODOS to RANDY because that was the most detailed response i have ever seen!!! wish more responses were like his...anyway the problem turned out to be that one of the drivers side switches shorted across to the gound, burning bo...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G2NF52F02
thanks for the help this p. o. s. had a jumped tooth on the timing chain the customer did not want to spend the money to fix it so he paid for the testing and pulled it out of my shop with a rope Trouble codes: P1171 (cant learn fuel delivery at acceleratio).
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