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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Auto air VIN: 19UYA2250V
With set on auto air and temperature set to 60 degrees, it stays in recyled air, go to 61 degrees or higher the recycled air light turns off. All the mode doors are working normally and the A/C cools, but not as well with outside air instead of inside air bein...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDC28YA0
alright, this is a nightmare, this car will intermittenly stall whenver it wants to, on accelleration decerlation, idle, you name it. i have checked for codes in the system, and pulled out a b+ motronic code, along with a secondary air code. that's all in the ...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L electric park brake VIN: WAUML44E54
Well, I've got this A8 in need of rear brake pads, When I eswtimated it I didn't know it had electric parking brakes. So the question for all the Audi guys is . . . Can the piston be pushed back with out using the VAG scan tool? Or will it cause damage? Will t...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GA112BA3U
Customer had car towed in 1 month ago for no start. Car started when we went outside to push it in. We were able to get it to act up once. When you turn the key to start it acts like its in gear(no crank). All the lights are on and no theft lights at all. No c...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L tensioner VIN: 1G1ND52T2X
Hello to all of you super techs this car was'nt doing that when they brought it in.Changed the water pump now the chains making noise it appears that the chain has to much slack.I've read Alldatta and it talks about resetting the tensioner I have no idea what ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W22
customer brought this vehicle in complaining of a stalling problem when in gear as you come to a stop. at first i was not able to duplicate the problem, but after a while of driving it, i was able to get it to stall a few times. scanner indicates no codes and ...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L abs VIN: 2G1WF52E41
Hi I have an oddball problem here The car came in with the abs interittantly coming on at low speed W found a very weak signal from rf sensor and wiring problem to right front sensor customer also mentioned low tire light had been on for a while. We replaced r...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L oil VIN: 1GCFG25M42
Goodmorning all. I have this van with high oil pressure. Came in with intermitant valvetrain noise but is quiet at this time. Oil filter is blown out and loose, filter case is blown up like a balloon. Installed mechanical guage and found oil pressure way above...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L engine VIN: 3GNEK13783
customer brought this one in with a noise that sounds like a belt chirp. after looking at it we found that the noise is coming from the left valve cover area. we removed the valve cover to find that the rocker arms seemed dry. we started the engine with the va...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J93
I have this Malibu that very intermittantly wont start for the lady. She says the car will crank and crank and crank and finally start. She also says if she holds the foot feed open it will help start faster. Every time she drops the car off it starts just fin...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U63
Hello everyone, this truck we put a used Transmission in it did not do anything around the engine Trans did not go in reverse, after replacing the trans we have a miss in the # 7 and 8 cylinders.Any ideas or anyone have seen this I would appreciate it fuel tri... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss)
1971 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 7.2L No Start, Hard start VIN: YM43T1C178
We did the follwing: Replaced point, cond, and ign coil.. coil was leaking Replaced fuel pump with new and replaced metal line to carb with rubber.. Installed new Edelbrok.. carb.. Set timing and carb Tested battery and starter. Starts right up cold.. Starts ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no 3-4 shift or convertor lock-up VIN: 3B7KF23C1S
This truck was refered from trans shop. They rebuilt unit and it worked 6-8 weeks then would not shift 3-4 or lock-up. They fount tps reading of 5v on scan tool, still reads 5v with tps disconnected. Removed wire from pin#22 at ecm and scan tool reads 5v on tp...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N0Y
this durango came in runing poor and fuel pressure was 15 psi so we replaces the fuel pump and after it runs for about three minutes the engin starts to surge and the fuel pressure is at 50 psi. when it acts up the asd and fuel pump relay start to click or dro... Trouble codes: P1282 (fuel pump relay circuit), P1495 (ldp sol circuit), P1388 (asd relay circuit), P1491 (fan relay circuit), P1389 (no asd relay boptput at pcm), P0622 (generator field not switching)
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L initial take off VIN: 3D7MX48CX6
this truck has a shutter type feel on initial take off at about 8 mph and then goes away and is not felt at any other time. you do not feel this going backwards. there is a tsb on hunting for 1 to 2 shift, but this feels to early for that. this truck does have...
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L cylinder compression VIN: 1E3CT64U1N
the valves were bent. had a machine shop replace all valves. installed head and new timing belts. have checked the timing of the belts at least 3 times. everything lines up. no compression in any cylinder. put the snapon leakage detector in cylinders and have ...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTEF14Y8M
(Bang Head Here) OK, I've checked and rechecked just about everything related to this problem. Truck runs like a scalded dog until you get up on the interstate and try to hold a steady cruse. For some reason it decides to drop out of closed loop and starts lea...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FARP15J5R
Hello, thanks for any help in advance. I have this 94 ford escort LX in the shop. It has a very bad engine vibration at idle in gear only. The engine visibly shakes at idle, and that vibration is being transferred to the radiator core support. The customer's p...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N85
truck came in with real bad idle and hesitation under load check fuel pressure find it very low (28-30)disconnecte vacum no change! installed new regulator, same prblem replaced rear tank pump, got 3 psi better pressure . there is only change over swit...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14M2T
run codes on snap on scanner, found codes PO135 HO2S11 heater circuit fault, code po155 HO2S21 heater circuit fault, PO141 HO2S21 heater circuit fault, checked wire diagrams, found heated o2 sensor fuse under hood blown, replaced fuse cleared codes and road te... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0141, P0155
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137Y
This ones driving me nuts. The first thing I did was to CK ITAN for hints. We recked the timing belt (tiwce)It was off so we realgined the belt. Change the oil, Ck the Voltage come out Cam sensor at the PCM. Tried a new cam sensor (Ford) the codes back as soon... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU04151
Customer brings in vehicle. Loud repetative clicking/knocking noise coming from engine constantly. Used stethescope, Noise loudest from left cylinder head, back cylinder. Checked bulletins, found TSB #06-3-5. Removed valve cover, removed cam bearing caps and r...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L chime VIN: 1FAFP55U62
hi to all, having a problem with chime going off at random, doesn't matter if sitting still (engine running) or moving. no dash warning lights come on when this occurs. will chime 5 times, pause briefly, then repeat process for three cycles. happens at random,...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starter VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Intermittent No Crank, starter solenoid can be heard. After repeated tries it may start crank several times in a row and then no crank again. If it cranks it will start and run. Checked voltage drops from battery to starter at all points: 1.) post on starter t...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, lack power VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Hi this unit came in with and intermittent coughing sound and lack of power the following repairs have been done by either me or ford the ecm has been reflashed with latest calibration this was before issue happened ford performed recal and i verified no later... Trouble codes: P1408
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTVX14594
vehicle came in for noise on start, found camshft phaser bad on right side. replaced both phasers and installed new timing chains. vehicle runs great cold and off idle, but will not idle in gear wants to run rough and stall. not had one of these in before and ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L vehicle speed data VIN: 3FTNF20L14
I have a 2004 Ford F250 that the overdrive light flashes with in few minutes of starting vehicle at idle in park or any gear. As soon as this happens vehicle shift hard when driving. At first I had code for rear abs sensor and abs light and ses light on with o...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Hello diesel techs, another great 6.0 issue: Truck came in originally with oil in coolant system. Had been running fine. Current customer with correct maintenance. Found that oil coolers fail & leak oil into coolant. Removed all upper engine as needed to acces... Trouble codes: P2284 (ICP sesor circuit range / performance)
1990 GMC V1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GKEV16K7L
This vehicle will lose vacuum under load and NOX is failing. Tire size is 10 to 12" over factory spec. It is useing Thorley headers with 3" exhaust. Have tried 1.5", 2" and 2.5" restrictors in exhaust. 2" is best for loss of vacuum under load. NOX is still hig...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14V13
This is our parts truck. Came in for a tune-up and upon completion had a rough idle-checked fault memory and stored fualt code for crankshaft postion sensor. Cleard fault code and engine ran fine. Parts manager wanted sensor replaced. After replacing sensor en... Trouble codes: P0336
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLE 5.3L Delay system VIN: 1GKET12P94
Thanks for any help up front on this truck. Truck came in and customer stated that the front wipers wouldn't work at times, no operation at all. He just wanted to throw a switch in since it felt different than it ever had and it was the lowest cost of the poss...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCB7655N
Hope you Honda Tech's can help. I have a 1992 Accord that came in with a vibration that is felt in the steering wheel when the vehicle is stopped, idling and in gear. In park or Neutral the vibration is absent. The vibration is not noticible when driven. It ap...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5654V
Hi fellow Tech/Honda techs Car came in with a misfire, did basic tune up (Plugs NGK) ,cables, dist cap and rotor, car ran much better but still had and little misfire On #1 & #2 had a distributor to try out still the same, tested crank sensor Good. changed # 1... Trouble codes: P1300 (Controlled ignition system or misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0135 (B 1 S1 Heater), P0141 (B 1 S 2 heater circuit)
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L vibration VIN: JHLRD78852
Hello Honda Techs This CR-V has been to three independent and to the dealership twice for this problem. There is a vibration on take off. It feels like a u-joint vibe. Very noticeable on hard acceleration. Also occurs intermittently at high speed(above 70 mp...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall VIN: 1HES16374L
This car died going down the road. there are no codes. it will start and run well for about 2 or 3 seconds then will stall as if the key were shut off. If I disconnect the cam sensor it will start and run fine other than the rev limiter kicks in at about 3500 ...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45D81
I need help for 2001 hyundai XG300. This car came from other repair shop, customer said timing belt jumps when starting or accel. we reset timing and replace rod bearings and main bearings because It making noise then 3days later timing jumps again. we replace...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Air Bag VIN: SAJHX1249W
Hello Everyone. I am not sure why I have this jaguar in the shop. It belongs to a friend who bought it recently at auction. The problem is the air bag lamp is on and Also the charging lamp will come on at times. I have checked the charging system with the lamp...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L power windows,ac system VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
Hello, I have this 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with body control faults.The power windows,ac system and interior lights failed all at once,and as I am not really a Jeep guy I could use some help. I scanned the body control module an came up with these unnumbere...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Truck came back in here it has been 2 months ,from the last repair. It now has a Code PO 453 in it . In Mitchel OnDemand it says that there is no code Test for this problem. You can cancel the code and it will come back after the drive cycle. Trouble codes: P00, 453 (Evap pressure sensor High Input)
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM31W8Y
Greetings folks. Have this nice clean stinkin'lincoln that when driving intermittently illuminates the red brake (!) lamp, then the 'check trac' lamp, and finally thIe check engine lamp. It will buck very hard, like a torque converter chuggle, feels like the e... Trouble codes: P1260, P1285, U1009 (ABS mod- stardard comm protocol invalid missing torque c. data), U1027 (standard comm protocol missing engine rpm data)
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBAB93A9B
This 300TD runs like a champ most of the time, but sometimes under light accel the engine seems to lack fuel delivery and sputters and dies. If you wait a minute and restart it it sputters and then runs great until it does it again. Engine temp does not seem t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L draw VIN: WDBHA29G9Y
Good day folk! I have this c280 that keeps going dead after a few days. I Checked the car for a draw, after letting it sit for 1/2 hour with my vantage I got 53 milliamps. This is acceptable in my book. Has anyone seen this before? 1 year ago we replaced the i...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starting VIN: W2DBRF61J8
this request is for you Mercedes guys this mb has a very intermittent no crank . the one time it happened to me it FELT like the ignition switch did not do it's thing , and i don't belive it's the starter . of course it hasn't happened again . i saw several t...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
hello. This car is really strange. It was cut out and barely run in drive but does fine in park reverse neutral. we have replaced crank sensor and computer but still no change. I have tried to look misfire graph with IDS and it says cam and crank not synch. It... Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM5353Y
we replaced the crank sensor and plugs now the car starts ,stumbles bad there are no code the mode 6 is $10-$26-$00 we do not know what the code is,tested the cam,maf egr,iac,every thing we could think of
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter VIN: JN1CA2D4VM
confusing problem this car came in with a no start tested the wires at the starter and I have power on the Batt wire to the starter and the I have voltage on the solenoid wire when you turn the ignition switch. So assume bad starter but when starter was replac...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E92
We have checked every ground, module and connector on this car and could not find short or open. BCM circuit Check says if resistance is correct replace BCM and Intelligent Power Distribution Module says the same thing. We were slightly hesitant to replace the... Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN line failure), U1001 (CAN Line Shorted or Open)
1997 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 3P3ES47CXV
Good Morning We have this 1997 Neon that requires a PCM replacement. (no reference voltage to the sensors,shorted out camshaft postion sensor). It is being supplied by A1-Cardone. They will flash the unit before shipping {Calibration Pre-Flashed at Factory}, ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L iGNITION kEY VIN: 1G2JD12TOV
Grandaughter called me from Indy. I am in Oregon. She cannot turn the ignition key. Also, windows are down, and it is raining. Any help will be appreciated. Is there a solenoid, that is required to be engaged in order to turn the ignition key. I don't have the...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L lights on VIN: 1G2JD12TXW
Hi everyone. I have a Sunbird here with both red and amber brake lights on. I have pulled codes. C1222 rf no mph.1223 lf no mph, c1224 rr no mph, c1246 rear channel will not move and c1286 abs has turned red brake light on.The last codes says to check any meca...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ5K2XF
the car runs great cold, no problems, when car gets warm when idling it will surge sometimes and sputter and rev up then if it doesent stall it will settle down and be fine for a few, then it will do the same thing, but the only thing that is consistant is tha...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L ip cluster inop VIN: 1G8JW54R11
Hi, I am replacing a BCM on this Saturn. I have a Tech 2 and TIS to web. I cannot find the RPO sticker on this car. Anyone know where it is? Thanks
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 2T1AE09BSC
Thanks in advance I have a corolla giving some troble Three codes keep coming back(25,26,52). We will dive the car and for a secand the car stomble at the same time the eng light comes on always 25,26 codes some time all three. Trouble codes: 52 (knock senor), 25 (o2), 26 (o2)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W55
I have this 1995 toyota 4runner that got towed in,it was extremely flooded.Removed plugs,replaced with new ngk's,crimped fuel line and cranked and got started.Drove it around runs good no problems found.Cold started the next morning fine.Then let it sit for a ...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L traction/vsc/abs VIN: JT3HT0501Y
This Landcruisre came with vsc trac lights on,after scanning the abs system got a code C1207 park neutral safety switch fault,sounds very easy,I order the switch $280 oem put in on and clear codes,still same thing,did full test on wiring from switch to abs com...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L no clutch pedal VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
Any advise greatly appreciated! Customer brought vehicle in stating that the manual trans. would hardly pull vehicle which we verified with ease-it would hardly move to pull into the shop. We replaced the clutch/flywheel assembly with an OEM clutch/flywheel fr...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L head lights VIN: WVWMD63B5X
I have gotten this passast back and I know very little about vw's.. customer complains that his wipers, head lights, turn signals and a/c ouits working when it rains. i have only checked fuses ok leave sit for a day inside every thing works until rain. any ide...
2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L codes VIN: WVWZK63B64
Hi guys and ladies I have this v8 passat here with ck eng lite on. codes eng p1624 18032 mil request signal active, Then auto trans code p0741 17125 torque converter clutch; stuck off/no oower being transferred. I can not find much ino on either code . If clea...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L brake, abs light intermintly VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Hi Volvo techs I am a dodge guy but thought I would try something new. This thing has an interment problem. At times it works fine other times mill comes on, brake light comes on abs light, and traction control all light up, tach quits working, ac quits. I ch...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L no start VIN: YV1SZ58D31
hi guys, towed in this v 70xc wagon yesterday, reg. customer, no previous problems with this car. charged battery to make sure that it had full power, can only get generic information with my modis,( thanks to volvo) no codes ,no ff, when i crank the engine ov...

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Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Sunroof VIN: WAURD68D01
Thanks to both respondents. David was the guy with the answer I wanted to hear. The unit is NOT scannable. Seems dumb to me, but that's the way it goes. Based on the probability of the switch failing, I ordered one in and so far so good. Thanks!
1987 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: WBAAE6402H
Thanks to all, IATN works! A sticking fuel pressure regulator was the rich culprit. I finally caught it with a presure gauge installed. An intermittant fuel pump problem was responsible for the extended cranking portion of the repair. Thanks again for those th...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L seat belt pretioners VIN: WBAAM333OX
checked power and ground at airbag srs module under rear seat. on mitchel onley shows one power and one ground, in good condition lights a test bulb through the ground crt. phone line works, I can talk to it. stuck an ohm meter in the pretetioner crt. readings...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Fuel pump VIN: 19CEK14M9V
Thanks to all who replied, the fuel pump test terminal was where all said it would be by the pcd about 4in down the harness and the fuel pump was out
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L reverse VIN: 1GCHG39R4X
Thanks for all the replies. Seems as if this 4l80e has some problems with reverse such as reverse bands, reverse band apply pin lengths and reverse servo piston cracking. We saw no obvious problems with any of the above items however we did install all new tra...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJG31F22
sorry for the delay,and thanks to all that helped. what happened is when i went back to recheck some sugestions i found that it had a blown head gasket. we spoke with costomer and sugested to replace injection pump at the same time due to the milage. so i'm no...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J83
Once again sorry for the late response, no excuses. It took awhile and a few attempts to get it right. One of the first post responses inquired why I replaced the key and tumbler. Well, mostly because the Dealer had just told us that they have replaced many ... Trouble codes: U1000 (class 2 serial comm. problem), P1189 (eng oil press sw circuit).
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25U33
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7V
As many of you said, it was the distributor. The description and operation section in Alldata led me to believe that this system works like other Chryslers, where the PCM controls spark directly. This system uses a VERY low voltage signal to fire the module. T...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L master cyl VIN: 2C3HD46RXY
customer has installed front left caliper wrong and there was to much movement causing soft petal. thanks for the help
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7KF26C9T
Thank you all for your help,i deside to pull the eng wiring harness,at the rear of cycl heag i found the asd sensing(green/red) and the feild control was rubbing against the fuel line which is part rubber and part was rubbing against the metal part wh...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7KF26C4T
Thanks for all the replies, unfortunately my manager gave up on this truck before I did. (went back to customer still smoking, with hesitation) After clamping the fuel return line I got a bit more power out of the truck, so I replaced the fuel return check va... Trouble codes: P1757, P0720, P1389.
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L automatic seatbelts VIN: 1FAPP9597L
Thanks for all the good info but customer went cheap on me and declined any more repairs at this time and Thanks again for your time and help, Christopher
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20L3X
Tech Mode 6, test 53 Modis showed components 1-10 fails. Component ID as #6 showed 225; all others showed 0. Snap-on tech line mentioned for Ford mode 6, test 53 is invalid information previous to 2003. I asked the tech line why then did #6 show 225 misfire...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX1728X
Thanks everyone. the blend door was broken right where the actuator goes in. ford calls it a "frame" pt #yl7z-19d963-ba. removed dash out of car then it was easy to access. thanks everyone.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
Well our initial hunch was the harmonic balancer. The engine mounts and trans mount were all good. The customer did not want to invest the 220 into a maybe situation so he is going to just deal with the situation until he is able to trade the car in on somethi...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTVX12514
Thanks for all the help. I replaced both cam phases and the spark plug and vehicle is running great now. Just to let everyone know Snap on has its own version of the OTC spark plug removal tool which is alot cheaper.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D8K
I replaced the fuel distributor his morning. Some further testing showed that the pressure differance between the upper chamber and lower chamber of the fuel distributor was zero. After purging the air from the system and allowing the car to reach operating te...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L slip/ limp VIN: WDBJF74J61
Thankyou all very much for all your advice and taking the time to try to help. This vehicle has been driven by a lead foot for three days now, with zero complaints of transmission issues. I did find fluid leaking at the trans connector pass. side front of tran...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRE33444
Thanks again! Simple fix, as mentioned by the repliers. It was mentioned that low refrigerant could be the culprit on this and other vehicles. That 'light bulb' went on when I pulled the vehicle in for repair yesterday. When I had initially checked the vehicle...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8HD18Y7M
i knew it was something simple and stupid don't believe the computers self diagnostic test for the o2 sensor it passed every time check it with a meter. it was stuck at .120v really lean when driving under high load demand(up hill normally) at a steady mid th...
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WH52H92
Thanks for the replies!! It's fixed!! Not sure if it was the revised thermostat we put on, or backflushing the heater core, but who cares, it's all good. Special thanks to Ted from Ohio and Brad from Minnesota for those suggestions!! Dave
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L rack&pinion VIN: SCAZN42A7G
Got 4 godd replies. One suggested a salvage yard; Crewe Cutters in Oregon[...]) Pnone # is a fax, so I faxed them what I needed, but never heard back, so I guess it's a no-go.For reman., Bentley of Zionville, but no phone#. Atlantic Enterprises in S.C....
1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G2AF54T2L
one of the suggestions was to check injector resistance. this is a banked system with 3 injectors per bank.resistanc readings at the harness connector was 3ohms per bank.spec is 12 ohms per injector or about 4 ohms total. when i pulled the plemem and checked e...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L power door lock VIN: 1G2HX52K8V
thank's to all who replied,replaced bcm with new from dealer didn't have to program,75 dollar part and every thing works fine.ken in minnesota.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition key solenoid VIN: 1G2WK52J11
Well, you just never know what you are going to find!!! I took everyone's advice and zeroed in on where those 2 circuits cross paths. I was most concerned about the splices- If there was a failure, it seemed most likely there. Splice S264 on circuit 1020 on th...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DF75K43
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1GD70634
It turns out that the fuel pressure at first is correct but after 30 seconds it drops to 15 psi. I'm not sure yet why the pump controller is doing that yet but i'd like to thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L retro-fit VIN: JT4RN64P8J
Thanks for all the advise everyone gave me. I won't be venting out into the atmophere. I got the message OUCH!!! Thanks again for all your help Doug
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L Code 41 VIN: 4T1SK13E1N
A big thanks to all that replied!!! The responses (5) were mentioning the number of time that the ground had to be toggled, or that the proper scan tool may work better, but the suggestion that got the job dne was presented by Laneard [...]. His suggestion...
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