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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA88C7S
this one is diffrent from the other request i've looked at.the injectors pulse 2 to 3 times and then stop but i continue to get spark.checked timing belt and crank pulley for broken key and all is fine. i get crank signal on the scanner and if i unplug my hall...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B0X
Customer's complaint: Alarm went nuts, poor running, blew out exhaust donut on right side manifold, customer also replaced blown fuel injector fuse, check engine light We found: Found idle extremely low (500 rpms but smooth) - advanced gas, anything above 1200... Trouble codes: 1545 (TPS Sensor - Accelerator pedal position sensor)
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L TCC, starts in second gear VIN: 1G4NJ52M9V
I need some assistance on this Buick, it sets a P0740 code and this causes it to start in second gear, it only blows the fuse as it is started, if you replace the fuse with the engine running it will start in first and shift all gears. I have disconnected the ...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L trunk lock VIN: 1G4CW52K5X
this car will unlatch trunk when you open any door with the handle or if you press any button on remote. it will only do this if it sets for 10-15 minutes. if you close trunk and reopen door within 10-15 minutes it is fine .scanned all modules no codes in any ...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L all door locks VIN: 1G6DM57N23
door locks intermittenly work with use of key fob or door switches, checked codes with tech 2 and requested door locks with tech 2 with same results, intermittenly working. iam thinking bad rim module, has any body else seen this problem, thanks for any help.
1990 Chevrolet Celebrity 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1AW84T2L
Hello to all. this celeberty has the check engine light on no codes, speedometer not working. checked vss at ecm and have ac voltage high and low.car seem to idle fast the cooling fan is running all the time, and car wont communicate with my scanner. i can sho...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L coolant level VIN: 2G1WF22E0Y
coolant level low message always on, 12 volts at yellow/black and ground at black wires, changed out 3 new ac delco sensors, no difference, flushed out green coolant and put in dex-cool, no change, if i disconnect sensor light goes out, cooling system clean no...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCS18W31
Vehicle misfire at idle. Off idle vehicle smooth out. Misfire is very sutle. Fuel pressure is within norm. Fuel Injecto balance test is pretty much even. Customer had replaced cap rotors ignition wire set. Spark looks fine. I can hear a slight tapping noise co... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13S53
Came in with check engine & power reduction lights on. Had codes 1280 & 1271. Ran diagnostic charts & said to replace computer. We hooked lab scope up to sensor #2 for gas pedal(signal wire) & we get a "square wave" on the line. Sensor #1 does NOT get a square... Trouble codes: P1280, P1271
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z34
this suburban has been here several times for this very intermitant problem.Owner states that misfires and mil flashes when trying to parralel park and sometimes when accel trying to merge on the hwy. sets a p0352 and a p0302 code every time. always in the sho... Trouble codes: P0352, P0302
2005 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBE5C3225
replaced fuel injection pump,regulator,fuel rail pressure sensor and filter still setting code p1093. no fuel in oil.checked tank for sediment,sock and pick up are clear,no cracked lines. vacuum guage reads 10-11 in when code sets*** des [...]:act frp w...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L charging system VIN: 1GCJK33215
Customer states battery not charging light on memory she reset,one time after battery light came on.Has not acted up since.We have never worked on a Duramax.Has anyone ever seen this intermittent problem?Very good customer.Thanks for all the input in advance. ...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L pw, a/c,air bag VIN: 2C3HC56F3V
This is a strange one to me. this car has been fairly trouble free for the owner but every once in a while and more often lately the air bag and abs lamp will lite and when they do the A/C and Power Windows are inoperative. We put the modis on the car and on t...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2BSWB3521X
This is a fleet vehicle. This van will occasionally hydrolock with fuel. What happens is the #6 & #8 fuel injector will pulse non stop and flood both cylinders. At the same time the ASD relay, fuel system relay, trans relay and the evap purge solenoid will pul...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L fog lamps VIN: 15W347TY11
Hey again fellow techs and god bless all at IATN!!! I first ask you to ignore the vin. I need to ask a general question of you all. In the state of virginia, with all fog lamps, the fog lamps must cancel via the bright switch. When the brights are clicked on t...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1B4GP44L2Y
First i want to thank everyone who takes the time to read this long post and any help would be greatly appreciated!This van 1st came in with a No Crank issue, the costumer installed a New Battery and replaced Starter Relay. First thing I did was get in vehicle... Trouble codes: 36 (ABS Module BUS Communication Error), 33 (ABS Module ABS Warning Lamp Circuit), 04 (Instrument Cluster No Engine Controller Messages), B0CM
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L gages, warning lights VIN: 1D4GP24313
customer came in complaining the abs light , brake light, oil light and ses light were comming on while she was driving. also at the same time the tach and speedo stop working also the prndl indicator stop working. we also discovered that the a/c control power...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L srs light VIN: WD2PD74475
Vehicle came in with off center steering wheel. were informed that the steering column had been worked on before so thought the steering wheel was installed incorrectly. After removal we found little latitude for being off because of wiring indexing. after rei...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCF15N3H
HELLO FELLOW TECHS!!! this f-150 has been a pain. came in crank no start. replaced fuel pump(in tank and rail)(fuel regulator)module on distributor and ECM. adjusted timing. idles fine for a few minutes, then starts flooding, and running rough. replaced temp s...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M7J
Not much info to give here, since I know very little about diesals. This truck has been sitting a pretty good while, one the boys in the shop found it, gotta pretty good deal on it from a private owner. The story is it run outta fuel, got fuel in it and when i...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP65L1S
hi guys thanks ahead for the help we have a contour with a 2.5l 24 valve duratec.problem with this car is at 3800 rpm this car will surge almost like rev limitter drop back to 3750car is fineonly trouble code was for egr pfe sensor. disconnected egr no differe...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Codes p0303, p1512 & p1513 Customer complained of car miss fire and check engine light came on. Car runs fine now, but noticed oil in air cleaner. Checked IMRC gromets, ok, both hold vacuum, and move freely when taken off idle and when moved by hand. Checked r... Trouble codes: P0303, P1512, P1513
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5149X
vehicle came in on a hook no start. battery was dead put a charge on it and tried to start. no response. hooked up a mastertech and a brick got no response from pcm. checked all fuses and found a dusted dlc fuse (14) in underdash box. replaced fuse and got a r...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Good afternoon to all and thanks in advance for your assistance.I have this 02 explorer that the battery keeps going dead (after a day in a half/ two days).I have charged the battery,checked the charging system that was ok at 14.53 volts.The battery after char...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dome light VIN: 1FAFP53U73
This is something that does not happen all the time. what happens is the light in the dash that shows the door is open comes on and the dome light comes on and sometimes the door locks lock and unlock while you are driving the car down the road. Did get it to ...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZA54634
after replacing esm, i double checked for vac leaks and egr/esm leaking @vent hole on new vlave. my question is, is this a programed or alowable leak? or should i get another valve? i called dealer but could get a straight answer and part manufacture they were... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2360N
This 92 Civic VX , V tech 1.5 L Has failed the 2 speed loaded emission test. It came in with new factory LAF sensor and Factory spark plugs. Using my Genesis 5 gas portable analyzer, All gasses are within normal limits except O2 which is sometimes 2-4 perc...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL186XX
driven vehicle 50 miles unable to recreate stalling scanned for codes found above cannot find what area problem is in fuel pressure and flow good crank sensor scopes good cust say it is getting worse engine will start right back up after stall and may go 2 mil... Trouble codes: P1739 (3rd clutch pressure switch), P0420 (catalyst efficiency low bank 1), P1457 (evap system leak)
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21943
Did a 60k service (essentially oil change and filters) on this car 1 month ago, customer returned within 1 week with misfire codes for all cylinders, replaced four plugs, customer called within a day or so and said "light was back on". Scanned for codes...agai... Trouble codes: P3004
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJH6047XC
Im looking for mode $6 info for jaguar missfire monitor.jag web site is a pay only.I sent email to sign up but so far no response if anybody has info it would be a great help thanks.
1986 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 2.8L Stall, hard start VIN: 1JCWC784ZG
Hello to all, I have a problem child. The Jeep came in after sitting for several years. Running very poorly and with blown exhaust manifold gaskets. The new owner told me to keep it until it is fixed...I put new manifold gaskets on and performed a complete tu...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJA72301
Vehicle was brougth in with intermittent misfire. Modis does not reveal a misfire code(no SES lamp on )nor could I find misfire data. Upon removal of coil cover we found oil on top of valve cover.Either gasket leaking or oil fill cap leaking. Rear coil boot an...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB12152
This car was towed in as a no start, found that the #22 coil fuse was blown replaced and it blew out right away. Inspected the coils to find out that the #2-3 coil was blown out litterally..was also the new coil...replaced it and the new one blew out as well.....
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L control arms VIN: JTHBA30G14
I need to replace right lower control arm, due to customer hitting curb. Mitchell and Alldata say that engine removal in required. Has anyone been able to replace without removing engine. Its looks like there is no reason to remove engine. Am I over looking so...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A31
Hello all. We have this 3.9 Lincoln here that broke the shoe off of the left aux. cam chain tentioner and sent the exh. cam 3 teeth out of time causing the engine to run on the right 4 cylenders. Pretty straight forward 'till we fixed the timing for the left ... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L wont go into gear VIN: JM1BJ2216X
Hey guys, ive got this 99 mazda protege here and it will not go into gear. the shifter does move very easily into the correct drive, however, all we get from the tranny side is a buzzing noise coming from the neutral switch area and no reaction from the tranny...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Compressor VIN: WDBEA34E3P
Thanks for any help IATN guys.I have read a bunch about the wiring down to compressor,I have checked it well, no broken wires.I do have an AC voltage of .245 volts and the speed sensor ohms out at 675k ohms.Is this in specs? In some old posts it says min of .3...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBFA68F17
Door locks will not unlock. When driving the vehicle the door locks lock. When you stop the vehicle, shut off engine and remove the key, the doors will not unlock. have to manually unlock vehicle. Have very little info on this car. Any help would be great. Tha...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AK54F0W
thanks in advance for any and all help. Customers vehicle towed in cranks no start.had a crank sensor code, scoped sensor and found no waveform. pulled timing covers off to find the balance shaft belt broken, which also took out the crank sensor. timing belt o...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: JA4MW51R2J
hi guys, this montero limited is misfiring for few seconds on cold start up with code p0300. i changed plugs +wires + valve cover gaskets because oil was getting on spark plugs through the spark plug holes. few days later, the truck came back with the same cod... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, VIN: JN8DR09X11
Hello to all those NISSAN techs out there, I need your help on this one. I have this Pathfinder that just wont find its path any more. I got the job after it came in barely running and tech #1 diagnosed and replaced the fuel pump for low fuel pressure. Fuel pr...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L spark plug VIN: 1N4AL11D93
1976 Other GM loadstar1700 404CID No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: DO522FHA14
hey everyone; i know i'm streching this a bit but its worth a shot. the reason i used the gm is there is no option for ih or other; sorry what i'm looking for is a wiring diagram of the ignition circuit. here is the info on the truck i have; 1976 intern...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L door locks,interior lights VIN: 1G8JU54F82
This saturn came on hook. Starts then dies in 2 seconds, also no door locks, no interior lights, trunk release inop, and security light NOT on at all. Scanner says u1000 code in pcm, will not communicate with bcm at all. Already have checked the wiring at rear...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 5GZCZ23D95
Have a Saturn here that sets a p0068 correlation code suspect it has something to do with sensors out of range poss App sensor or Tac sensor I`ve had the car for three days and can`t duplicate the problem,but the cust. says the car won`t go over 20mph when the... Trouble codes: 0068 (map/maf throttle correlation)
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L engine VIN: JS2GB31S1Y
hi guys! the engine has been changed and since then...no start. cranks o.k,good fuel pressure,no signal to the injectors,no spark,i have signals on both cam and crank. I checked all the grounds---ok all the connectors are ok what can it be!
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Engine idle Check engine light VIN: JT4VN13D2M
Hello fellow tech's! Thanks in advance for your advice. This truck runs great!! The check engine light comes on from time to time and once in a while it will idle at around 1800 to 2000 RPM. There are 2 codes, 43 No "STA" signal to ECM untill engine reaches 80...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L lean condition VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
thanks to all in advance, this toyota came in with a 171 system lean, checked for vac leaks found small leak at intake replaced gasket cleaned throttle body and mass air flow, replaced 0-2 sensor somewhat slow, no exhaust leaks found, reset system code 171 res... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L ready light VIN: JT2BK1ZU13
Found 100 amp main fuse (broke didn't look burned)bad repaired it power came back but will not go to ready checked codes c0278 c0279 c1213 c1259 plus several that come and go also when taking off trailer car started twice for just seconds tested c0278 and c027...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K84
This car came in with a cel light with codes P0 455 /P0441 / P0446 . These code are for a flow problem in the canister area. As soon as we installed the smoke machine we saw a lot of smoke coming from the gas cap area. We removed the cover in the wheel well an... Trouble codes: P0455 (gross leak), P0441 (evaporative system flow), P5446
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L glow plug VIN: 3VWCF21COX
cold start glow plug light goes on aprox 2 seconds. no power to glow plugs. unplug coolant sensor power to plugs, and glow light works properly. engine will start and set coolant temp sensor code. with sensor unpluged temp reads on vag 16.2... pluged in reads ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C9Y
Here we go... Car towed in. Just starts and dies.Immobilizer active. Another shop ordered ignition keys/tumblers...but not to VIN#(key not cut to original).They replaced the key/tumbler because the owner broke the off in the tumbler.I guess they never heard of...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on
Hello group. We have this tdi diesel with a code p0401 for a low egr flow. We checked all lines from the vacuum pump to the egr solenoid. Vacuum to the solenoid is within specs. We removed the throttle body and cleaned the valve which was stuck. we also cleane... Trouble codes: P0401 (low egr flow)
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5514S
Hello All and thank you for your time. We had this car brought to the shop for a no start, at the time it had spark,fuel,correct valve timing and compression(about 150 average).We had replace the cam sensor and crank sensors with no luck.The car was taken to a...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No crank VIN: YV1TS94D8Y
Thanks to all in advance, This car came in with a slow oil leak, My tech removed front timing cover and left off alternator belt to run to check for oil leak, he ran the car until it died, battery dead, it did crank after but slow, Just figured we charge batte...
2006 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Alarm sensor VIN: YV1SW61206
Alarm sensor located in the headliner directly behind sunroof falls out. The sensor is not damaged in any way and the headliner is in good condition. I have reinstalled it myself and tried to make it fall out by banging on the headliner hard several times. If ...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Power Windows VIN: WAUEH54BX1
Thanks for the replies, The problem turned out to be what most said it would be. The micro switch in the driver's door latch was bad. Replacing the latch assembly cured the problem. After the car was repaired I found that the windows are supposed to roll ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Rotors VIN: WBAGF6321S
Hey thanx for everyones reply most of you suggested to replace lower control arm bushing and you guys were righh...thanx again for everyones help...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADM6348X
Hey Gang, I certainly rate this as a very worthwhile fix. Special thanx goes to Glen [...] who just about held my hand through this process. The VANOS seals where the problem as a number of you suggested. The "Beisan Sytems" WEB site suggested by Glen is...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L rear brakes VIN: WBAGG83411
Held fix post until car had been out for a week - Master cylinder showed signs of external leakage down the front of the booster and we replaced it, along with the the rear pads and rebuilding the rear calipers chich were fried due to heat. I replaced the abs...
1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L No Start, Intermittent VIN: 2G4WF52L8S
Thanks everybody for your prompt responses to this Buick help request. Probably 15 of the 20 responses suggested I change out the crank sensor. A couple of responses pointed to the PCM, one suggested the ICM, which I had allready replaced, another brought up... Trouble codes: P0321, P1361 (Ignition Control Circuit).
1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1G4GD2217T
removed and checked all injectors. found slow leak in two of the six. replaced injectors with new GM and havent seen vehicle back. thanks to everyone. IATN is the best tool in my shop!!
2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L abs module VIN: 2G4WY55J32
Thanks for everyone's help. It turn out to be a bad $700 new part. What a waste of time. The only reason this one is out of here is because i got lucky and found a matching mod on one of our used cars threw it in and light when off and communication returned ....
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBHG35JXX
Thanks for all the help I unpluged the o2 sensors and the truck ran great, as I pluged in o2 sensors one at a time, i found the car ran rough the weird part is the o2 sensor read the same with new sensors as old one, again thanks for all the help
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L transmission VIN: 1G1JF12T01
Sorry for the delayed response and closing of this request, but the problem went away by itself several days after posting the request. Obviously, the problem is intermittent, so we wanted to wait and see how long it would stay away, and to date, it has not r...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L abs VIN: 2G1WF52E41
Thanks to all those who tried to help Dave from nevada and Alex from Georgia I believe nailed the problem. There is a TSB for a revised brake control module. We believe that is the problem because you can use either scanner to clear the abs code and it return...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L key fob VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
The reason for attempting to program the fob was that the security was set. As it turned out I had to disarm the security system first. Supplying power to pin 20 of the bcm accomplished this. Once this was done I was able to program the new fob. Thanks for the...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no 3-4 shift or convertor lock-up VIN: 3B7KF23C1S
Thanks to the members that sent in fix ideas, Jim, James, Bradley, Joe and Brad. The problem ended up being a bad ground at the tps connector . The ground connection was bad, the ground tested good when back-probed and at the ecm . The thing that threw me was ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES27C9T
Thanks to those whom took the time to reply to my help request. After rechecking grounds and wiring it was determined that the PCM was bad. I replaced the PCM and test drove vehicle all is well and vehicle is repaired. Thanks once again for your replies and be... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor circuit high voltage B1S1).
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N0Y
not the fix i wanted but i guess. The coustomer had us jumper both relays to ground so when the key is on the relays are on and im sure this caused several codes but the coustomer is right and also dont care. Im sure it needs a computer and its depressing not... 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 Charger R/T 5.7L temp VIN: 2B3KA43HX6
I had tracted the problem to the front control module not supplying a ground to the high fan relay with my wiring digrams but I was hesitant to make the call so I sent it to the dealer and was told the fan was the problem. so they installed a new fan motor--di...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Well I got this one fixed. I ordered a PCM and had it flashed per vehicle and installed it. After I put it in I had it towed to the ford dealer to have the PCM flashed so it would shake hands with the PATS. I went and picked it up this morning, scan tool in... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Rich).
2002 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L MIL Lamp on, no acceleration at t VIN: 1GKEC13V62
The info was not specific enough but the help is extremely apprec. car left not repaired at this time and customer said he would return the next time it acted up! Trouble codes: P1221.
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L drive shaft VIN: JHLRD1846Y
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCM66563
Thanks to all memmbers that replied,everything mentioned was very helpful.The one who hit it right on the head was William [...] it was the pcm. Changed it and reprogramed it and everything is good now...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V5P
thanks for the help. finally talked the boss into letting me replace the front air struts with customer ok, of course. now the car stays level. thanks for all your responses.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBAB93A9B
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! After pulling the tank down, and changing the lift pump and repairing all possible fuel leaks, and checking the "check valve"in the banjo bolt to the inj pump, I saw a leak from the primer pump. Word to the wise, when installing a ...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
thanks everyone for your help customer was suppose to bring back for pcm replacment but has not yet. will let you know if he comes back in. thanks again Trouble codes: P0443, P0457.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX55F3V
sorry it took so long to reply,i received very little help but thank you 4 the 3 techs who took the time to help.What i found wrong was the vehicle was loosing spark and injector pulse at the same time the miss was happing until the car would stall and not run...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: HLS3040777
Thanks to every one that took the time to reply to my message. Most techs. suggested timing issue. Timing chain has been replaced already. Double checked timing marks all is good. Customer decided to take car back to his home. thanks again.
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WS52H9X
Thanks for all the replies. I followed up with the customer and he says it has not acted up. After watching data on the scanner I realized that I was losing signal at the cam sensor. Replaced the new cam sensor and do not lose signal anymore. Thanks again ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L out side temp sensor VIN: YS3FF46YX3
I only have one reply tell me I must have a tech 2 with saab software which I do not have .so I send the customer to saab dealer they had to reconfig the head lite controller. thanks for reply
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L belt tensioner VIN: 1G8ZK5275T
1988 Subaru Justy DL 1.2L water pump VIN: JF1KA72A9J
Got the Justy done after my worst day in about a year! What a pain. Yes, the pan has to come off to get the front cover off. But I hadd to pry hard on the side engine mount to get enough clearance to get the cover out of there. I had 3 replies. One gave adv...
2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L engine VIN: JS3TX92V23
Techs, It seems that removing the pcv from the engine eliminates the smoking and oil usage. however, customer has traded car off, so I haven't been able to diagnose further. Scott from Oregan has a similar problem, so I am waiting to see how he makes out. than...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1NXBA02E6T
This took some time because no one was able to answer any of my question. I had to do a lot of searching to find the answers. To make a long story short the A/C AMP. fixed the problem, when the AMP. was replaced the light in the A/C switch started working agai...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P4X
hello all: It is finally fixed! After trying most of the suggestions offered, we finally tried a good used ECM. This model year did not need to be reprogrammed. We tried a unit with the same part number and problem solved!. Engine now purrs like a kitten! I ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0505 (idle control).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWFR84096
OK, was on the right track, but needed to go further down the road. The reason I was having fuel problems is becuase wiring to the ECU was damaged on the firewall since the customer put his grease lines right there and chafed them to hell. Repair about 10 wire...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V91
Thanks to all that helped us fix this cabrio. We recleaned the throttle body and redid the adaption for thr second time and this fixed this car. Thanks again Joe Trouble codes: 1582 (idle adaptation at limit).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WVWPD63B84
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5545V
Yeah,I finally got the car to fire up. First I want to thank all you guys for your advice. So this is what i did I pulled the plugs out and cranked the engine with my foot all the way down on the throttle to dry out the cylinders, then i added a few drops of o...
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