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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L tach signal VIN: WAUDH68D91
Hey Guys, We have no tach signal at cluster and A/C module, Ihave cleaned all connections at cluster, a/c module and engine ECU. A/C compressor is inop because of missing tach signal, I have disconnected cluster and no change. Does cluster supply this info to ...
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L MIL On VIN: WAUAT48H04
Audi techs need some help here alldata is very limited to info on this trans. From what I can gather this is a speed sensor code is there an update? Also with the Modis with euro software communication with TCM is sketchy at best I can communicate some of the ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L seat belt pretioners VIN: WBAAM333OX
hello techs, short and easy questions. Customer just bought vehicle with airbag light on, then I get it. seats look like there out of a later model m3? first Question is that posible to do interchange the seats without drilling and welding. second the conector...
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AH54N0L
Clear codes only one that returned is 88 ECM reset. Sometimes you will lose data stream when it is acting up. I believe the ECM is at fault. My understanding is you need to re-flash this unit after you change it? It has a removable prom. Test we have checked a... Trouble codes: 88 (ECM Reset), 21 (TPS volt)
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L engine VIN: 1G6CD53B1N
The customer brought this car to us complaining of hot soak no start. We verified the vehicle started and ran when cold and checked his charging system. The battery had a weak cell that would show up under load testing and got worse when vehicle got hotter. We...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, High cruise idle VIN: 1G6EL12B5P
This car originaly came in unable to idle down below 2000 rpm. In fact, the car would go 60mph w/foot off the gas. Our testing showed a defective idle control motor. We replaced the control and then the car would not idle down until the car speed dropped below...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Fuel pump VIN: 19CEK14M9V
customer complained that when he got gas the car would not start, alldata says there is a fuel pump test terminal but does not give the location( i think its in the dlc but could not find the wright wire) anyone who knows the location or wire of the fuel pump ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, no crank VIN: 2G1WF22E04
won't crank, check engine light flickers once but doesn't come on, no communication, rest of ipc lights flash and go out when ignition is put to start position, once key is turned on parking lights stay on and only go off if battery is disconnected, I suspect ...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Drivers side vent VIN: 2G1WH55K21
Hey chevy fans. My other shop has an Impala with dual climate a/c with manual temp controls. Its fully charged and blows great cold air at idle. But when they drive it, the drivers side blows warm. They have replaced the "Head" and blend door motor and still d...
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13X23
HEADACHE!!. owner of vehicle is a friend of shop. came in, service engine soon light on. scanned- po300. cyl. #4 misfire. decided he wanted to tune it up himself. replaced fuel filter, cap, rotor, plugs and wires(with quality products). came back, same problem... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3G1JC1244T
thanks for any help i can get ignition lock cylinder wont turn i have looked at alldata but i dont get what i should drill out to get cylinder out do i drill out lock button or do i drill in to housing to get access to the lock button spring? thanks again for ...
2005 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 4.3L loud clunk from transfer case area ? VIN: 1GNCT18X05
this blazer has a loud clunk when under exceleration, can only get it to do so in 4 wheel drive,{heavy exceleration}, and only after it seems the truck warms up,?? but customer claims it does it in 2 wheel drive as well,{light exceleration} mostly when pulling...
2006 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L 3-4 shift and rev VIN: 1G1YY26U96
have code for pressure solenoid d stuck on, flare up on 2-3 shift, and delay in reverse. codes p0700, and p2715 cleared and did not return but still feel the flare. I would greatly appreciate any help you GM techs could lend. I am a landrover mechanic trying t...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7V
This car has a no start no spark condition. Ignition coil will not fire even in actuator tests. I read where the crank sensor can cause a no spark condition by robbing the distributor of power but I have RPM on the RPM PID on scan tool while cranking and a sol...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AL56VO1
I don't know what's going on here. The car came in a while back with a P0442 and a P0172. The Evap was fixed. the original tech found a MAP with 1.8v at idle. He swapped in a new one and voltage dropped to 1.3v at idle. Now it's back with a P0108 MAP Circuit ... Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP Circuit High Voltage), P0172 (Rich bank 1)
2004 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Stall VIN: X2C4GP44RO
I have a 04 chrysler town and country with a 3.3 liter.It will intermittently stall while driving 30 to 40mph.There are no warning lights on and gages not reading anything.The van will restart right away and go for a couple of weeks before it happens again.
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4HB15YGS
van runs for about 10 minutes and shuts down, checked all grounds and power to controller, have fuel and injector pulse but when i go to check pulse to coil, its there but only with coil unplugged, when i plug it in and load the coil i lose grounding signal th...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HC16X4Y
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L oil pan VIN: 3D7HU18N22
Hi there, I need some info on replacing the oil pan on this truck. Can it be removed without pulling the motor up or dropping the front axle housing? What is a resonable amount of labor time to charge? Is there anything else I should check while the pan is off...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Vaccum Door motor
We have a Ford E 150 conversion van. Heat and AC work great but when going down the road under load (engine vaccum drop) the door which swaps from vent to defrost closes and blows air out the defrost. When load is removed and vaccum is restored the door opens....
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Front Brakes VIN: 1FDKE30F0S
Hello everyone. We have a Ford E-350 Ambulance package with four wheel antilock - customer compliant brake pull to the right. Road test revealed braking action under hard braking conditions was normal (with the exception of rotor shake) the first time brakes w...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chain noise VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
hi, i just finished replacing the l/f timing chain cassette & tensioner (guide was broken but still there). after restart the engine is still very noisey in front. we made sure to torque all of the pulley mounting bolts. the motor hadn't jumpped time. any idea...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNW21F01
Truck came in with cruise inop, light dose not come on on dash. No codes in GEM , when I monitor switchs with Gensys switch voltage changes when I push buttons. Different buttons & different voltages, so I assume switch & clock spring is good. All-Data is very...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Reverse VIN: JCOCU04164
Customer noticed delay into reverse when vehicle warmed up. Delay got worse over a period of about 3weeks until there is no reverse at all when hot. When vehicle cools down overnight you have reverse again until engine is warm or you have travelled about 5 mil...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX12WX4
Customer was driving truck and heard a noise, pulled over and heard a ticking/tapping/clacking noise. We towed it in and began diagnosis. Noise sounds like it is in the valve train area and is a "tiny" clink clink clink (steady there, a little worse when warm,...
1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L performance VIN: 2CNBJ18U2R
Hello all, This little 1.6 wouldn't rev up and generally ran like it had a plugged converter but that wasn't it. I pulled the timing cover again to verify timing marks were ok which they were but then remembered this engine has a habit of crankshaft keyway pro...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1446T
Thanks for your help in advance. This Sonoma came to us on hook. Customer installed new fuel pump thinking it was bad. We found no communication with PCM, no crank sensor signal and no fuel pump relay activity. We checked power & grounds to the computer, 5 ...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJG35FXY
hey guys this vehicle came in when I was off as an overheat. another tech found inop fan replaced fan and t stat with flush . this solved overheat concern. cust returned stated veh idles low and stall with off idle hesitation. scan tool revealed o2 sensor stay... Trouble codes: P0121
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W73
This Infinity got towed to my shop last week it died out on the street,after checks it showed that it does not have pulse for the injectors,Reading the bulletins i suspected crank or one of the cam sensors or wiring,but they check out to show good signals and ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S7W
hey everbody im at the end of my rope with this jeep anyways this jeep came in to us with a no start ran code had a p0351 and a ckp code tested ckp found it was bad repasted with new jeep started and ran great customer picks it up and doesnt make it 5 miles di... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary circuit)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1JKGW58S4X
Gentlemen, I have a jeep laredo, that sets an 'Antenna failure' code in the security system; The vehicle will start if the tilt is let down, and the code will come back on again, but it will start under these conditions; Has anybody ran into this? There were ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Air bags VIN: SALTW12441
any help would be great
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L convertor lock VIN: JT8BF28G4X
hello i have issue with this es 300, it came in smoking pretty bad, so i determined that we should replace the valve stem seals. noticed alot of sludge up top, i most of spent a solid day cleaning it out. i did not remove the heads, only the valve covers, uppe...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V3X
Got one of the fancy Toyotas here that doesn't run so good. Came in with running rich, mil on, idling poorly, and occasional stalling. Had the Snap-On guy putting on a school to try and sell more Modis scan tools. A guy named Kevin popped up from Florida long ... Trouble codes: P0172
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Timing Belt VIN: JTHBN30F42
Installed a new timing belt and waterpump as per 90,000 mile service. The customer picked up the vehicle and drove 600 miles. Vehicle was towed back into the shop 3 days later after dying on the turnpike. We pulled off the timing covers and found the driver si...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L caliper VIN: 1LNLM81W6R
After driving on the highway for 100 miles suddenly heard a clunk and the cruise cut out, began to lose power, brake pedal was high and firm (felt like it was pumped up), stopped and found smoke coming from right front brake caliper/pads/rotor and red hot. Aft...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBEA32EOS
I ad this car towed in to me for a no crank problem,checked for power at the starter good but i have no power on the ignition side of the solenoid,the customer has repalced the starter and the ignition switch.I think the security system is causing the problem ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2037471
Small accident front windscreen broke after night of rain, car was not drivable due to no acceleration? codes retrieved was P0222, Throttle/pedal position sensor/switch B Circuit low input. Have no data on this vehicle as it comes from Arabia, got codes with m... Trouble codes: P0222 (throttle/pedal position sensor/switch B Circuit low input)
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBANG83J6
This is a interesting one. as you see from the repair history, vehicle was purchased at the auction. It ran great when we bought it. the owner of the shop is driving it. put some minor repairs into it (left rear shock, front brake pads) and no problems existed... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfiring damages TWC P0300), P2052 (Misfiring of Cylinder 5 P0305), P2055 (Misfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2057 (Misfiring oc cylinder 7 P0307), P2043 (Misfiring)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
This car has a high and rolling idle in park or neutral but seems just fine in gear. Customer says car will stall or cut out intermittantly on slow turns. I cannot make it happen but it does have this idle problem. Other than this idle problem this car runs pe...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09483
car came in with check engine light on for dtc p0420 and p0430 i found rear exhaust tubes leaking and muffler craked i repaired the exhaust leaks and reset the mil. mil light returned on the next day. with the same codes p0420 p0430. now from the data stream i... Trouble codes: P0430 (catalyst efficency below threshold bank2), P0420 (catalyst efficency below threshold bank1)
2005 Other Ford Caterpillar 7.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FVACXDC65
This problem occurs only Between 1000 - 2500 rpm , water in fuel indicator lights up, excesive white smoke on exhaust and lacks of power). Tried to pull codes using quick check III and found no codes. Only flash code 34. I have not much experience in HD and I'... Trouble codes: 34 (Flash code no description)
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Battery VIN: 2P4GH2531R
I've been a Ford tech all my life, so I don't know a lot about how this system works. I have alldata for a shop manual and has been little help. The customer took the van to a shop and was told that the alternator and battery were ok, and that it does charge, ...
1988 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Stall, timing won't set VIN: 1G2FS21E5J
When I first got this here, I figured right off that it needed a distributor and I was right. The magnet was cracked in four equal pieces. The intake manifold also had a coolant leak at a front port, so I did that first. Once I installed the distributor, I tri...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L power door lock VIN: 1G2HX52K8V
customer came in with door locks not working and interior light's not working.was missing remote so i got used one and programed it.locks and lights worked fine half day, came back not working.customer stated this had been happening off and on for month.with s...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3G7DA03E61
This vehicle has a strong coolant odour when hot, but has no evidence of leakage. Customer had the t-stat and coolant replaced at 75,000km.(Dex-cool was used) Customer says there is no puddling in garage, but does experience higher than normal engine temperatu...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Surge, Stall, battery went dead VIN: YS3DD78N2X
Car had recent plugs and intake air temp sensor replaced - vehicle is new to customer so vague history. Owner was on freeway when lost power and died --would not restart - after being towed in started with a jumpbox (had low battery) Set code P1611 - Charging... Trouble codes: P1611
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2AC52L1V
Vehicle came in from another shop after installing a long block. Customer states the vehicle cuts out after gets operating temperature. States the vehicle did this with original block also. The "other" shop pulled code #P1300 and cleared x 1. This code has nev...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Blown Fuse VIN: 5T0ZA22C44
Vehicle from another shop- keeps blowing 10 amp ETCS Fuse under hood, checked- wiring- looks good visually, replaced fuse and cleared codes- can not duplicate problem- I suspect the throttle actuator motor is shorted internally but have not seen too many failu... Trouble codes: P2118 (Circuit Problem- Idle Motor)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA8186T
VW Tech's, I'm not too familure with "Der German spark works". I have a cranks but won't start condition. The diagnostic charts I'm used to are a bit more generous with specs so I'm a bit apprehensive. What I have is a RPM/Sensor with a good pattern but its am...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L master cyl. VIN: 3VWBF61C8W
Hello to all, I have not looked at this vehicle yet, but customer said everytime she stops she has to pump the pedal to have brakes.She said she had the master clyinder changed and still has same problem.the master cylinder would have been my guess.She said th...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L no symptoms VIN: YV1LW5246W
Starting in 2004 this car started setting the 422 baro sensor signal intermitant signal too high. About a year after each replacement we have to change it again. The last time I took down the instantanious readings from the Volvo VST. I noticed the battery vol... Trouble codes: EF142
2007 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport 4.4L tie rod end VIN: YV4CT85257
When testing outer tie rod end play on this specific vehicle, can the wheels be hanging with no load or must they be loaded to get an accurate reading. We failed the vehicle for MVI because of tie rod play and sent it to the dealer for warranty replacement. T...

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2000 Audi A6 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAVED54BOY
Thank You all for your time and help!!! I have informed my customer about what is necessary to due the job the right way and the price of the job. he is currently talking with the dealership who recently did T-belt job and mentioned some oil leaking, but said ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights VIN: WBAHD63285
sorry i took so long to close this . the problem was the lighting control module . i should have looked in all data first to see where it was so i could tap test it but really all i would of had to do was look at it . I did not expect it to be so accessible. ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Headgasket VIN: WBACD3329T
I thought I closed this one out,but customer decided not to fix vehicle.Vehicle has 177000 miles. I told him the best way out would be to replace with lower mileage engine. Thanks for all the responses
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Well we were not able to fix this one I did however learn that we only had 6 inches of vac. We thought maybe the valve timing was off so we pulled the valve cover only to find it lined up just right. It also looked like it got very neglected on oil changes so ... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (testing and results).
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L steering box VIN: 2G4WB52KXX
Well this one is fixed 2 ways: We changed the rack & it fixed the power steering problem, but the noise was still there. But, thanks to Ward - We pulled the starter only to find out that the bendix was so sloppy that it moved over & struck the flywheel on righ...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.4L pressure plate VIN: 2G1WP11X1N
an o.e. clutch kit fixed the problem, do not use aftermarket parts for this job, they will not hold up. there is quite a difference in the o.e. release bearing and pressure plate from the aftermarket
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1BL52P2T
Hello everyone. Sorry for the late post, I had to take a few days off from this car. I received some good replies to my problem. I couldn't reply personally to the emails because this is my managers account. Anyway the car is fixed. The pcm was bad and it had ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 1GCEK19M2W
wellits kinda fixed. still has lowpedal, but vehiclewillstop. when I machined the rotors they chatteredand left a crappy surface.re machined and changed pads,calipers and hoses. pedalisstill spongy but truck does stop ok. Myfreind took it to our local chevrole...
2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCFG15X26
Thanks for the replies -- Seems that the connector to the pick-up in the distributor body was loose. Found by accident while working on it --when bumpped it would stall -
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on, BOOST VIN: 3C8FY78G03
Sorry for the delay in this fix, but thank you for your patients... I would like to send a special thanks to James (from Texas) whom told me that the "surge" valve is none other than a "blow off valve. I was able to conform that the surge valve worked properl... Trouble codes: P1188, P0340.
1985 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L Ignition key lock VIN: 1FTCR10S0F
Thanks to all of you that sent help, a lot of the ideas were similar, so I see that this problem has happened to many of you before. I ended up doing a combination of drilling out the cylinder and using a slide hammer to remove the lock assembly. It got messy ...
1987 Ford Club Wagon E150 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
after disconnecting the return line, putting a hose in a bucket and starting the engine, the fuel pressure dropped to the normal range. tracing back to the fuel reservoir and selector valve,we found a restriction.we are now trying to find obsolete parts on the...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1FIIT08633
hi all, i did not get the chance to look at this further as the customer took the van and i have not seen it back. most replies were for a broken band or bad solenoid.i will update if fixed. thanx to all dave
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine/car VIN: 3FAFP13P92
We tried & tried to eliminate this vibration as stated in original post, condition did improve, but was still evident. Many replies stated that several similar vehicles also still had an inherent vibration. Checked cam timing as per one suggestion, was okay....
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07653
Well it's fixed, but a dealership did it. Not me. When the next rain storm came and it still quit running even though the windshield was resealed, my customer decided it was time for a new one, so he traded it in, but he hung around long enough to see what... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit), B1318 (Low Battery Voltage At Module).
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L steering VIN: 1FMDU63K44
Hey Guys, Thanks for all the suggestions. Turns out the problem was not in the steering at all. The problem was chattering clutches in the rear differential. We came to that conclusion after all else failed to work and decided to gamble with having the rear cl...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heater VIN: SAJDAO1C2Y
We ending up replacing the blend doors on both sides, the dealer did not have the parts in stock, so we had to wait & that's why took a bit longer to finish the job. Thanks
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAUDA42B21
Thanks for the help.The maf was bad.Replace and the light has not come back on. Trouble codes: P0174.
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.7L No Start VIN: KNAGD12854
When we finally caught this vehicle not starting again, we found no B+ keyed power at terminal V7 at ECU. This power comes from a 10 amp ecu fuse in the underhood pwer distribution box. There was power on both sides of the fuse & out of the box. The wire was b...
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT8UZ30C6R
Sorry for not getting back fellows, scoped out each individual coil and scope patterns were off the line. put 2 new coils in, and the car ran great. rescoped the new coils and had a nice crisp pattern from the secondary. thanks to all
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J03
thanks tou you who replied. Mazda says there is no misfire info for 2003 mpv . 2001 and 2004 have misfire counters but 2003 doesnt,[per mazda service]. Mazda says coils are frequently to blame for misfire, replace them all. truck runs great.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L abs/asr/cruise control VIN: WDBGA51E1N
Greatest thanks to all who took the time to respond!! Well I learned alot about early '90's MBZ's (at least the S-class). Wire harness showed signs of cracking insulation in multiple places.Large brake booster to intake vacuum line snapped at one-way valve dur...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L draw VIN: WDBPJ75J2Y
once again, no thanks to all who said my post was bogus, it was a 70mA draw and it did kill the battery in 2 days, the battery was good, and the comand unit was the cause, fixed problem no more draw. thank you
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Headgasket issues appear to be relatively common, based on the replies recieved, and was bad on this vehicle as well. As one post stated, there was no evidence of problems by looking at the gasket, only the fact that cyl #4 spark plug was cleaner than the oth...
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Wont rev out VIN: JN12AAZ33A
Have replaced the variable cam timing solenoid and that has fixed the problem. It had an intermittant open circuit. Trouble codes: P1136 (Intake valve timing control solenoid valve.).
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L power steering pump VIN: 1G3NL12E82
We replaced res cap with OEM new, res built up much less pressure, but would still leak out, but way slower. Replaced p/s pump again with delco and vehicle has not been since!!! would suggest replace cap with all p/s pump replacements. Thanks again to all who...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44G0W
Well folks, sometimes you just can't see the forest for the trees. When I put this engine together, I went on instinct with the timing chain...you know, line up the dots at 6 and 12 o'clock, then you're ready to rock and roll. Unfortunately, we men tend not ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L overheats VIN: 1G2JB5246V
Hello everyone, I would like to thank everyone who responded. Problem ended up being a defective t-stat. We had replaced it when we did the head gasket. We put in a different, new stat and drove it for about 50 miles, stop and go, never overheated! I put the d...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L overflowbottle VIN: YS3ED49ZX3
Summary: after all the suggestions, from head gskts to radiators to oil filter housing to block seals, we went with the most likely: Engine oil cooler, under the manifold since this is a v6 turbbo.. there is not one in the rad. on this model. we replaced the...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L convertor or ecu VIN: JT4VN93DBM
thanx for all the help on this headbanger some one replied check the wiring in the harness we unhooked the computer pulled the harness out into the engine compartment opened it up took a chance cut and soutered the brown wire with black stripe that had 3 wires...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Transfer case/Front differential VIN: JT3HP10VXV
Well, I guess that you can consider this vehicle fixed, but I am not 100% certain that the cause was what I believe it was. We posted this in the transmission forum as well and a couple of the guys there said that the transmission was likely overfilled and it ...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CV 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: NV2ZZZ70ZR
hi all,this problem was the map sensor in the ECU,thanks to all replies,had ECUrepaired,problem fixed,
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L drive axels? VIN: YV1L25640W
thanks to all replyed. took some advise and completly removed the rear drivly to completly x out the rear propeler shaft and test drive. the shaft at first look is ok but after a second check can feel small amount of looseness and cut the boot out found grease...
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