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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L horn&cruise&red light VIN: JH4KA7671N
Every thing worked good until the SRS light came on. Then a few days Later the cruise control and the horn quit working. Some times the radio control on the steering wheel quits working but it may start up again with out doing any thing to it. I think it is a ...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Alternator VIN: TRUUT28N51
Hi members, I have this TT in here that seems to have a problem with the charging system. The car is from out of town and broken down here. When the car came in the battery light was on and was not charging. The customer said he has had the alternator replace ...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L transmission VIN: WAUNF98P56
we have an A3 in the shop that the automatic transmission will not shift. car has over 60,000 miles. (out of warranty) read the diagnostic codes with an Autologic scanner. codes present: DME 18032 / P1624 request for malfunction indicator lamp on. TRANSMISSION...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ac VIN: WBAAM3346Y
This car belongs to the daughter of a long time customer. It has been in the shop several times with the complaint that the AC does not blow cold, but rather warm or hot air. However every single time they've dropped it off for diagnosis, it has worked properl...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB335X2
Hi guys, Here again I need your help trying to figure out this one. This BMW X5 came in with CEL on and codes 080-Secondary air system Bank 1,098 -Activation vent valve and 188 dmtl minor leak.Did all functional tests all check Ok air pump is comming on and cr... Trouble codes: 080 (secondary air bank 1), 098 (activatin vent valve)
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63432
I have a 2003 BMW 745LI that was brought to me with a check engine light on, and rough idle. Fault Codes stored in DME are P1046 (BMW Fault Code 285F) VVT, Internal Fault, Control Unit, Bank 2 and P1062 (BMW Fault code 2865) VVT, Power Limitation in Limp Home ... Trouble codes: 285F (VVT Internal Fault Control Unit Bank 2), 2865 (VVT Power Limitation in Limp Home Operation Mode)
1982 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L long block VIN: 1G6ADZ34C4
My customer just inherited this pristine Cadi from his father. The engine has a pronounced rod knock. Given the history of these engines, I won't install a used one (even if I could find one) and rebuilts are non-existant. Anyone ever converted one of these to...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L radio,fuel door,trunk VIN: W06VR54RX1
Customer came in today stating that, his wife was driving there car today and it just shut off on her. The car started back up and they continued driving. A little later they noticed that the radio wasn't working along with the fuel door and the electronic tru...
1966 Chevrolet impala 350CID linkage?
Hello fellow techs, I have a powerglide trans that come in for a leakage problem, seemed it leaked a rather large puddle if allowed to sit for long periods of time, of course it would not really leak for us, it was, you guessed it, intermittent. We suggested a...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Hey everyone. Thank you ahead of time for any input and advice! The customer just bought the vehicle. It currently has a single key not a huge set of keys. It has a current B2691 key in ignition ckt fault. I got it to start once. Most of the time it wont even ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L oil pressure VIN: 1GBLG31R82
Van starts fine. After runing/idling short period of time, oil pressure drops to 0-5 pounds. There is a lifter noise. Raising the idle causes the noise to go away, but pressure will drop when low idle returns.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L compression VIN: 1GCEC14X93
customer was driving down the road and came to an abrupt stop. vehicle died , and would not restart. cranks , but sound like the motor is binding or klunk noise is heard. then see related repairs above. we then towed the vehicle into the service facility. c...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23124
Test drove vehicle, under hard accel in 3rd and 4th gear, vehicle bucks rather violently. Feels like either an ignition miss, or tranny slip, but pretty violent. In 4th gear, it hits 60mph at 3200 rpm and feels like it hits the rev limiter, cuts out as you giv...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GNDV23L26
this vehilce will crank and crank and not start unless you push on the gas pedal. once started it will run fine. no trouble codes. fuel pressure o.k. tech 2 scanner shows all drive by wire sensors working and agree. has spark when cranking. tried maf, no fix. ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2C8GP64L93
Hello to all, This is my personal vehicle. What happens is about 50% of the time when started the heater A/C panel is dead along with the compass mini trip computer in the overhead consol. Scanned a ignition run output short along with cmtc(compass mini trip ...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.2L unknown VIN: JHMR458JK6
intermitent abs light soft pedal,poss master no leaks poss internal leak, no software for abs , 2 wheel abs help
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 1B3HD46F7R
Hello all and thank you for your advice right off. I have an Intrepid that does not start. No spark so here is what i have done so far. i've gone thru the flow chart for no crank reference. Inspected all the terminals - OK The 8volts to the cam and crank senso...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2B6HB21YXS
This vehicle failed California dyno emissions test at 15MPH and 25MPH for high NOx. Egr passage inside intake manifold was plugged on R/S only. Cleaned this passage. O2 sensor once off idle will stay fixed at 1.5 volts. No matter how big of a vacuum leak is cr...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L instrument cluster VIN: 1B4HS48N92
This dakota will loose cluster operations intermitantly, all gauges will quit working. also a/c blower goes off when this happens, an odometer will say no NO BUSS. I applied dielectric grease on pcm and cluster connections, problem still there, sometimes is ve...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2D4GP24RX5
Vehicle came in with a no crank no start condition. I hooked up the DRB3 and had no communication with the engine computer. I had communication with all the other modules. I then went to the computer and tested power and grounds found no power at pin 29 on con...
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L cluster? VIN: 2B3KA43H68
electrical bus help needed! Heres what i have so far! Car came in for intermitant air bag light in the dash and intermitant turn signals inop! After a test drive it could be duplicated during acceleration after 60MPH once the speed came down the problem dissap...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W6T
this thunderbird cranks too long before starting. maybe 4 full seconds almost all the time. if you turn the key to the run position and let the fuel pump cycle and run a couple of seconds and then crank it starts right up. turn it off and then try starting it ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32E9V
Hello FORD techs: This explorer came in with check engine light on and the code 301 and 304 stored. This truck will misfire badly only when cold or warming up. Once it gets hot it will not misfire anymore. I went after the lower intake o-rings. I sprayed carb... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
Truck would not start, customer replaced the battery and immediately after battery was installed, speedometer needle was all the way over on the high side. The needle would contact the PRNDL - we moved the needle back on the other side of the PRNDL and still d...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, smokes VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This vehicle puts out a smokescreen constantly. It is white/ black. It has a performance tuner of some kind installed, although I do not think that is directly related to the smoke. According to the customer it started all at once. A week ago I checked it ou... Trouble codes: P0275, P0284
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1FTRE1420X
if anyone ever had this type of problem info would be apreciated. the van came in with no power. it ran with the same symptoms of a pluged up exhaust system. the 4 converters are new.after a lot of testing what i have found is that when accelerating even in pa...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L waterpump housing bypass tube VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
please help!! car came to me with a broken serpentine belt tensioner bracket which is part of the waterpump housing. replaced with new housing from ford. new housing has a hole in the back for the bypass tube (metal w/ o-ring) problem is the original housing h...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNXZ1F92
This truck has a problem only on cold start now. Came in originally for a poor running problem for an extended time in the morning. Found code 1211 in memory. When the problem occurred the fuel pressure was very high (2000psi @ idle) and the inj cnt. % was sli... Trouble codes: 1211 (Fuel pressure low/high)
1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R8W
After we had completed the job and went to start the vehicle it would not start it just back fires and will not idle. We found that the timing chain had excessive amount of movement we installed new timing chain, sprockets, cover and crank position sensor. Sti...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L transfer cas VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
Vehicle came in with complaint of intermitent service 4WD light on/flashing scan tranfercase computer had code C0362, diagnostic tree-disconnect tranfer case shift module and connect test light between ground and 4 low indicator signal, no light check harness ...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L 4x4 light on VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
vehicle has 236 transfer case with auto and 2, 4hi,and 4low buttons. when you start the vehicle and you here a click from 4x4 module in left kickpanel, the 2wd light will come on and all 4x4 operations will work. once in a while you won't here a click and that...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK66U42
This Denali arrived in our shop after customer drove through a large puddle on a city street during a rainstorm. Engine gulped enough water to bend 1+ rods. Vehicle was not submerged, and actually ran long enough to get half a block down the street before dyin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Excessive Emissions, blue/ white smoke VIN: 1GTHK291X3
do not know too much about the truck but here is the history from the customer this truck came used from california when customer got unit 3 months later it started smoking at idle bluish white stinks of raw fuel no codes . Thgermostas were changed from 180 's...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCB7553P
Hi all Did a condenser replacement on vehicle.rechecked for leaks and found none.The condenser was rusted out and the system had been previously converted to r134a years ago and had been working well until over the winter. Now have concern of compressor cyling...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5643X
This vehicle is causing all kinds of trouble to us. It came in several weeks ago with a no start...we replace PCV valve and R&R upper intake& clean, and clean EGR passes. Ran good for 3 weeks. Came back in with check engine light on, and running rough. Did tes...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78812
this car came into my shop from a car dealer.the vehicle has been on the car lot for a couple of weeks.the vehicle ran fine when put on lot and the owner was driving to car sale and the vehicle started surging severely about mid throttle.if you back off the th... Trouble codes: P1259 (vtech malfunction)
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X6W
this one is strange truck will crank and run with pedal on floor runs very poorly like only on 2 clys fuel pressure 48 lbs all injectors pulse normal timming belt on marks comp on right bank 180 comp on left bank 120 when you remove plugs most are fuel soaked ...
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L pedal VIN: 4KLC4B1U44
Hello everyone, I am pulling my hair out on this NPR truck. Vehicle came in with complaint of fading brake pedal. Upon inspection we found that after driving the truck for about 3 miles, the brake pedal will get soft and the booster light and aux. Vacuum pump ...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1340R
hay all you jag masters this v12 came in no crank no start custemer said he would start the car off the white signal wire to the starter has been doing this for awhile then it would start and run fine .then suddenly it wouldnt start so we got it. tested p/n sw...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L oil leak VIN: SAJEA51C12
Hey Guys, I have what looks like an oil pan leak here, can this be done without pulling trans? It look like front wheel drive unit is partialy covering oil pan bolts. I have another 2000 S type 3.0 here with an oil leak as well in pan area, is this common for ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW48N12
hello guys. just wandering if anyone else has been here. this jeep came to me from another shop. had new battery and started in it. customer complaint no crank intermittant. after 4 hours of testing it happen for split second. no crank but had snap on scanner ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V6Y
please any help write to [...] Trouble codes: P1451
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Front end VIN: JM1BJ24502
This car makes a knocking noise from the front end(seems to be the left side) when making a slow speed turn like parking. Check the front end, struts and calipers for play, wear and being loose and everything is fine. Leading toward steering rack but has anyon...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L timing chain VIN: JM1BK14386
Hello techs, putting some info out there for all to learn from. 2.3l motors are having problems with timing chain sliping due to no key in crank shaft. I got one towed in to me no compretion removed valve cover found broken chain. Replaced chain, guides and te...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, VIN: WDBUF65J13
This car will intermittently drop cyls 1 2 and 3 turn on CEL for misfire. It will barely have enough power to move the car, and then will suddenly clear up and run fine. My data shows cylinders 123 as negative number on effiecency scale. Cycling the key off an... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG83J33
customer came in yesterday with the complaint of weird electrical problems,such as brake lights on all time one reverse light on all time the rear window screen going up and down at times.i noticed front passenger carpet was wet so we started there and worked ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L sam VIN: WDBUF65JX4
This car came in from the auction with no documented problems. The young guy at the shop was changing the oil and checking the brakes when I left for lunch. When I got back the kid was all freaked out. He said while he was working the wipers came on and the li...
1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 6MPCT01ZXP
Need some advice on where to go next. Car came in with complaint of runs rough and smokes occasionally. Verified complaint on startup. Pulled plugs and found #2 and #4 fuel fouled. Checked compression, good on all cyls. Noticed #2 and #4 inj. buzzing with key ...
2001 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU86P01
Thank you all for your time and response on this matter. I have this vehicle that feels like it is missing and with the code P0340. I did reset the light and see if the light will come back on.. after I rev the engine a few time.. sure enough the code pop back... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Overheats in 10 min VIN: WMRE334X3T
When the vehicle is started cold (i.e. after sitting overnight) the temperature gauge operates normally for approximately 10 minutes then you can see the gauge go into the red area fairly rapidly. When the engine has been running in the shop, there APPEARS t...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E92
This car originally came in for tune up. It's a V-6 so replacing rear spark plugs requires removal of intake plenum. We replaced spark plugs and cleaned the throttle body by spraying cleaner on a rag, then wiping throttle body. Apparently from other posts I ha... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed too high)
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Blower VIN: 1C3EL46X45
This Van has been to dealer 5 times 3 under warranty and 2 on the owners dime. Blower motor runs on high regardless of where the switch is low to high. I've not put my hands on the van yet but was just wondering if anyone has seen this before. I'm not completl...
1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L all system VIN: 1G3NL52M8W
we have a 98 olds achieva here, battery light on and no current out of alt. made sure of power wire from batt to alt, good, has signal voltage from ecu, and good ground. we replaced alt and battery. problem seemed to be fixed. customer left here and 30 minutes...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine vibration VIN: 1G2NF52T21
This car came in for a vibration , only at idle . Vibrates hard, but raise the idle a little and it smooths out. We seen the water pump leaking , so we thought maybe the water pump was it , well we replaced the pump, but the same thing. No codes, no misfire, ....
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZH58N97
Hi Guys and Gals, I'm just looking to see what kind of signal this mass air flow sensor should make. This is a crash car (no warranty) and had wiring repaired which I have triple checked. My problem is I only have a approx 13v flatline signal while car is runn... Trouble codes: P0102 (low or no mass air flow signal)
1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L tail lamps VIN: JT3FJ62GXK
tail fuse blows at times but we can not duplicate complaint after replacing fus. cust gets back and fuse blows again
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L 4/wheel drive VIN: 5TEHN72N44
Good day everyone. I have a nightmare of a job that I inherited from a Toyota dealership. The four-wheel-drive is inoperative on this truck. It happened when the customer engaged his four-wheel-drive while his rear wheels were spinning. The dealer first instal...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L clutch pedal VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
vehicle came in with no clutch pedal,the brake master cylinder was also low.I found the clutch master and slave cylinders were leaking.We replaced both of them and tried many times to bleed clutch,still no pedal.I noticed the clutch hose was ballooning and mov...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L lights, locks, windows, truk VIN: VWSCSC29M7
hi everyone. 00 jetta, customer states: jump started now windows and locks inop with remote but alarm activates and trunk opens when lights are turned on. verified complaint, trunk opens when lights turn on, windows inop at all controls, locks do not functio...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. We replaced the engine with a new reman, & now we have no spark or fuel pressure. checked it with snap-on scanner. no codes. It ran before replacing engine.We checked all fuses. checked all connections. Not sure if som...

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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53083
Thanks for your replies. I pulled the valve cover and checked the alignment marks on the cams with the TDC mark on the crank pulley. The timing had obviously jumped a couple teeth. The other shop I was doing this for then fixed the vehicle. I am not sure what ... Trouble codes: P0341.
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBADE6328V
All 3 replies had to do with the selector switch at side of transmission. It was one of those riveted type of switches so we did not take apart to look in . We decided to try a used one a transmission builder buddy of ours had and after a 100 miles so far it h...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52362
Thanks for the replies, unfortunately, none of them got to the problem. After staring at the misfire graph on my Tech2, showing a major misfire on #3 cylinder only, I decided to think outside the box. I checked different cylinders for issues with spark and fou... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L LR speed sensor reading incorrect VIN: 1G6KD52Y3V
I do hate to say it but there is no fix on this car. The customer has decided to take the car to the dealer. I am really sorry and I thank you for all the replies. I did check with napa-identifix and they said the same thing that I did and that was the problem...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Radio, power windows VIN: 1G6KD54Y6W
Thanks to everyone for the info. Customer picked up car before we could determine what was going on. He brought it back a few weeks later and everything was working as should be. We had it in the shop all day and repeatedly turned the key on and off and then o...
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD52674
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNES16S14
thanks to all who replied, 10 out of 13 said it was the thermostat, which fixed this vehicle. although it did not have a running hot problem, i guess the computer is so sensative to temp that any fluctuation will set the code. car has been gone for a week and... Trouble codes: P0128.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L Accessories
Vehicle returned yesterday; thanks for response's. White wire at bcm worked ok. I asked another tech about using that wire before I posted and was advised that it shouldn't be done due to some sort of residual voltage?!!! Thanks again for the quick help!
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N2X
egr! vehicle has been on the road for several days, but i didn't want to close my post until i gave the customer a few days to drive the vehicle and make sure everything was good. we replaced the egr valve (with a factory part) and all of our running problems ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randome Misfire).
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Airbag VIN: 2B4FP2536X
Thanx for everyones help .. the problem ended up being a bad fuse panel got one from a wrecking yard and installed it because we werent getting power to the ACM and all is well right now thatnx again for everyones input...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF23Z4Y
I am sorry to say that I do not think this vehical is fixed. we took apart the connection in the fuse box cleaned and tightened it up. looked ok ck dash connections found no moisture in abs connectors or the connector behind the dr side wheel well. Somet...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L front pads VIN: 3B7KC23681
Thanks to all who responded with some very good suggestions. We have returned this vehicle to the customer with the following fix although only time will tell if it is truly resolved. After checking most all of the items suggested in replies we installed pres...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Battery VIN: 1D4HD48N75
Hi to everyone who took there time to read my problem. The draw went amay when i replace the cluster wich the custumer had to pay because was not under warranty it was 1000 miles over the limit they said. The cluster i suspect was reading something on or somet...
1993 Ford Mustang 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
Tim from PA was right on. The orange wire had been tucked up into the harness by the person that did the engine swap 2 years ago. We ran the orange wire to ground and the O2 sensor voltage went to normal and the car went into closed loop. Thanks Kevin Gilber... Trouble codes: 95 (Secondary Fuel Pump Circuit Failure).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21SX4
I need a vacation. I had a dumbass attack. I work for a gm dealer and all of our engines come with no oil, Ford puts oil in theres. I put 7 qts in this one and didnt check it. It ended up being 6 quarts over. Drained the oil and filled back up with 7 qts and ...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FAFP24135
Hello and thank you for your time. The customer says they have negotiated with the dealer where they purchased the car to have the instument cluster replaced for free. Every reply I received indicated the cluster is a known problem. I did price out a new clust...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31P56
removed high psi oil pump cover found stc connector not properly connected replaced w ith the updated ford/ international component all runs fine now
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evaporator VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
Hey Folks, Sorry for the delay on closing this request. I had a death in the family and upon my return, my a/c tech started vacation. We are trying to schedule our customer back in to finish this job. Thanks for the suggestions. David questioned the expansion ...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CK58W3X
Hi Fellow techs Thanks for all the prompt response's to this problem car. First of all sorry for the wrong info on cruise vacuum...I was writing the post while answering another techs question about the amount of freon recovered from an a/c system and i wr...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L fluid VIN: 1TEO395032
well the overall cause according to all replies said the system had a small air leak, which i'm sure was the problem, but the customer had to take the car that day and never returned! you try to help people and yet they have no problem blowing you out for the ...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
This vehicle is fixed thanks to the help I received from fellow members. Indeed it was three of the four intake egr runners that were clogged forcing full egr into cylinder one. I removed plenum, removed all hex bolts and reamed and reamed until I broke thr...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Top operation VIN: SAJJA42CXY
I was able to get the top to work again by manually lowering it and then trying to raise the top electrically. The pump worked, but after a little time, when I checked the reservoir, it was empty. Here's what I think is going on: The pump reservoir was low ...
2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.8L instrumentation VIN: 1J4FA54187
As always IATN comes through.I would like to thank those that took the time to respond.Sorry for the delay in closing I thought I already had closed this one.
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L solenoid lock #4,/SL4/Shift solenoid D VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
Okay! I sent this vehicle out today, I will call it fixed, but only time will tell. It turns out that the cruise control ECU had an internal short, and would sometimes make the computer think the solenoid was shorted thus setting the code. I hate drove the ...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM1BF2325J
Thank you for the info supplied. I purchased a new ignitor from Mazda and car has ran like a dream ever since. Autoline distributors are "junk". Thanks for the help everyone.
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 31P0528618
was checking for fuel pump direct power to fuel pump found out that it works good and good volume and pressue , checked the electrical connector found that it was loose bad contact replaced the connector problem fixed thanks for help
1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Belt VIN: 115.117-12
Thanks to all you replied. Lots of good ideas. And as one replied the alternator drive belt system on this vehicle is quite poorly engineered. If I didn't have another customer with the exact same vehicle (go figure) who has never had any trouble I would have...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Charging VIN: 2MEFM75W9X
2000 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV12T4Y
It took alittle while for the customer to return. I just replaced the oxygen sensor and every thing seems to be ok.It does not explain the code clearing after hooking up the scannner.If the vehicle returns then i will reprogram the pcm.thanks for the help
1978 MG Midget MK IV 1.5L speedometer drive VIN: GAN6UG2042
Thank you for the many replies.I'm always astounded by the many MG techs that are still out there. It's a toss up whether the drive gear can be removed in car,so I am going to give it a try without pulling the trans.Right now its on the back burner,but when...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
thanks to all who replied. MAF did fix it - couldn't find known good, so I ordered one from Napa, reman for $249 - works fine. Nissan was $500+ - Computer was OK. almost everyone hit it on the haed! thanks again! Trouble codes: P0171.
1989 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G2AF51W7K
Well thanks again for all the help it is indeed the injectors customer had 4 of the 6 go bad causing the problem but customer doesnt want the new injectors put in because of the cost and cant locate any used for them and they havent decided what to do with the...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Evaporator VIN: YS3DD55B6S
Thanks to all that replied. We were waiting for the customer to decide concerning the repair. Haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks. Justin,Vince,& Jeff answered the question that we had by letting us know that the new kit from the dealer comes with tub...
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Auto door locks VIN: YS3CH68M8V
All the replies indicated that there was as switch on the inner portion of the lock mechanism which needed to be replaced. I have returned the car to its owner without doing the fix as it was needed for immediate transportation. I am confident that the posts I...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Thanks to David from California for steering us in the right direction. The problem was that the radiator fans have 2 speeds with 2 different sets of brushes. The compressor would kick on & run, but the low speed on the radiator fan motors was burned out s...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M9Y
All good suggestions, but all tests were negative. I suspect the driver in the PCM is not commanding the air pump on. I have recommended either a PCM replacement or a trip to the dealer for a second opinion. Thanks again for the help Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection), 16795 (secondary air injection).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB69M92
Thanks for the replies, I did have communication with all modules except ecu. I tryed using different keys with no change and the key light was not flashing. I ordered and intsalled new ecu. I then had power on the the 5 engine fuses that I did not have before...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L no start VIN: YV1KS19601
thanks to all who replied... the alarm system locks the doors and disables crank ! found bad crank sensor that scoped good. replaced crank sensor... fixt it
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Stall VIN: YV1VS29591
thanks to all of you,finally it was the iac valve, completly stuck, thanks again for the help
2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L Vacuum Booster VIN: YV1CZ91M63
Well I finally got the car back and installed the new vac booster and all is well. I found no other option to repair the leaking/squealing booster other than replacement of the entire assy, and I found no other source for the booster other than the Volvo deal...
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