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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L instrum. panel VIN: WBAE62316N
This 850i have problem with some gauges not working at Kombi (tachometer, fuel level, engine temperature). Warning lights and odometer are working. Engine works too. Connecting a scanner it is possible to connect to EML, EGS, DME, Kombi ("no codes"). It will ...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 3GNGK26J0W
This is my personal vehicle. It figures it's the one I can't seem to fix. The problem is I have a hard start after driving or after a heat soak. Fuel seems to be leaking into the intake, confirmed this by pulling the upper intake off and leaving the fuel rail ...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEK13T1Y
I want to thank everyone ahead time for your help. I am working on a 2000 Tahoe with a 5.3l that came into our shop complaining they had no A/C. Our first check show that it had no fan belt for the A/C. We install new belt test system and did a complete rechar...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L battery VIN: 2G1WX12K73
hi, i have a problem that i am stuck on. i perfored a parasitic drain test on the battery with my dvom and found a 1.8amp draw on the battery. so, i traced down the wiring diagrams and started unplugging things on that circuit. in the radio circuit i unplugge...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L tensioner VIN: 1GNEK13Z53
complaint is terrible noise from a/c tensioner and belt on accel. a/c works well and pressures are normal when rad.clutch fan kicks in.startup pressures are a little high-50-60/275-325 at 90 deg.ambient but come right down to normal as clutch fan engages.compr...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L fuel pump VIN: 1GCHK23244
this ruck keeps loosing prime between filter and pump when hot. was previously mis-fueled with gasoline. added check valve ahead of fuel filter due to known leaking check valves in filter housing. starts fine cold but must prime if shut down for 15 min. when h...
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L heater/AC VIN: 3GNEK12ZX5
Vehicle has Dual Climate control, driver side blows "hot" air only and the passenger side can be controlled with the vehicle controls. Driverside blows cool air for thirty seconds or so, then goes to wide open hot. Vehicle has been sitting for roughly 2 months...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L doors VIN: 2C4GP54L75
Help Guys I have never had a problem with these vans,.and mitchell is very vague on diagnosis. This van when you push the console buttons or the key fob,..the doors will do the preliminary release,..away from the van in preparation to go back,...there is a "cl...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L 2-1 shift VIN: JB3XD64B4N
Dodge Stealth came in for CEL condition, found bad TPS sensor and replaced. Customer returns a week later, complaining that the car "bucks" while slowing to a stoplight/etc. I've verified the condition; it almost feels like the TCC is momentarily engaging. Th...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7KF26C0S
After we replaced front brack pads rotors rear cyls and shoes, the peddle will sink down to the floor. The truck stops good, and the ABS will work on hard stops. We have bled and bled the system with on air found. We have put on 2 sets of master cyls 2 sets of...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18N64
Fuse #20 (ignition-unlock-run/start) pops when ign. switch turns to crank position. Checked starter through connector with relay removed, cranks fine, but still blows fuse with relay removed in crank position. Suspected ignition switch, substituted known good ...
1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L proportioning valve VIN: 1FABP64T6J
this t-bird has a swollen cup seal in the proportioning valve. The valve is obsolete and an internet search has not turned up one. My question is,has anyone ever found a source for seals to repair these valves? Ford part # for the valve is E7SZ-2B091-b in case...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X7P
vehcile originally came in running very poor & intermittent hard to start. found heads cracked & leaking coolant into 3 cylinders. replaced engine. vehicle would not start. found no fuel pressure due to cracked pickup/sender tube inside fuel tank. replaced pum...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTSW31P23
Hi everyone, this rig I'm on first came to us with a intermittent surge and smoke at freeway speeds with excessive turbo noise "typical" unison plate sticking in the turbo. Sure enough we pulled it down and the plate was a rust pile. Scale and warpage were for...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW20P54
truck was towed in with no start condition. found engine is hydrolocked. there is coolant slowly dripping out of rear exhaust port on right bank. talked to driver, he states engine has been losing coolant and engine overheated. suspect egr cooler failed. my qu...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU65816
Transmission clunks on decelleration coming to stops. and some time delays shifts from park to drive. The symtoms are just what TSB 08-4-16 describe is there any other solution. I have a customer that wants Ford to buy it back. Has anyone seen this before?
2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L a/c VIN: 2FAHP71W46
Deputy states while driving down the road, a/c quits working, battery light comes on and headlights go off. I have tested the charging system and disassembled the central fuse block to inspect for damage or loose connections. The reason I have done this is the...
1984 GMC C1500 High Sierra 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GTCC14D3E
The carb was rebuilt do to flooding upon acceleration. after we go the truck going again everything seemed to of been working fine while running in the shop.but now when i either go down hill or come to a stop the truck stalls immidiatly. if the throttle is he...
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L cooling system VIN: 1GTDK14K2L
This truck is getting me crazy, I have replace 2 different premiun long blocks, 4 different thermostats, 160, 180, and 190 degrees, also overheats with out thermostat, new water pump, new fan clutch twice, new radiator, ECM and laser thermometer reads only 210...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG565OW
I have an intermittent no start. It seems to occur cold. After outside temp. rises vehicle will start and run great. This could be a coincidence. After it starts the first time, I cant duplicate the no start until the next morning. I do not let it run very lon...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGEJ6677W
vehicle has an overheat concern; will not overheat at initial idle or going down the road; overheats during in town driving- stop/go; the best way for me to duplicate concern is to bring vehicle to operation temperature; power brake engine in gear for a couple...
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L compressor inop VIN: 2HGES16221
this one is driving me crazy! i beleive everything is there abut the ac switch will not lite up and will not turn the compressor on ive tried a new ac switch from the dealer and no luck its not getting the ground signal from the ecm to turn the compressor rela...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L temp gauge VIN: JHMCM56393
temp gauge shows engine overheating when driving for 5 miles-- ambient temp 95-100*-- radiator coolant fan cycles on and off, coolant in radiator not boiling over, no excessive pressure in radiator, radiator fan is control by temp switch mounted on radiator, s...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L rear end noise VIN: JNKCA21D2T
if i drive the car for about a half hour it makes a rubbing noise out the rear right wheel not a bearing noise almost like the caliper was turning it rubs when braking and or on right turns any one had this problem befor any help or ideas would help thank you ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Need help on this one... The vehicle develops a 200 rpm drop when rolling and then braking, also this condition is noticeable when switching from reverse to forward gears. Previous work history was a tune-up and injection cleaning. The throttle position sensor...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13144
vehicle came in with no running condition just check engine light on. codes p0304 and p1159. i replaced the coil front middle cylinder is this number 4? still has code did not have p1159 last time it came in. could somebody let me know which cylinder is number... Trouble codes: P0304, P1159
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12604
Had an 04 optima come in. The car would die while driving. We got the car and scaned it and found code p0335 ckp fault. At that time we removed cover inspected belt and sensor. Replaced the sensor and now car just spins over can not get it to run at all and ha... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slow refueling VIN: SALTY1249X
Hello Fellow Techs, No drivablity problems but customer complains of difficulty refueling this Rover.He says pump keeps shutting off and he must almost trickle fuel into the filler. I inspected plumbing at filler neck and nothing seems amiss,no kinked hoses...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234N
Hello- We have a no start condition here, customer claims van began to lose power and just quit, was able to start it up once and it quit again for good. Hooked up scanner but no help there, Spark is good, fuel pressure is at 40 psi while cranking, checked ti...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SE 4.5L No Start VIN: 1160321201
This 1976 450se seems to have a mind of it's own. It doesn't start most of the times, fuel seems to be the culprit. When it doesn't start there's no power to fuel pump nor injectors (no pulse either), almost as if the fuel supply injection systems were dead; h...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L air distribution VIN: WDBHA29G1X
Customer came in about 3 months ago because he had a freon leak and a bad thumping noise. I solved the leak, but I still have a faint thumping noise that comes and goes. After a little more digging, I found the vacuum controller is getting extremly hot and the...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L esp control module VIN: AJGAB72E31
mercedes benz techs i need help i recently replaced a esp control module and im getting a c1212 code and cant find any info on code c1212 and control module is brand new from dealer and driving test active is all i get
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starting VIN: WDBRH61J05
This is an auction car that haqs an unknown history. It would intermittently no-start, would drain battery, and it could be restarted if you disconnected the battery. Initial testing for current draw were not significant, about 200 mv after a couple of minutes...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 6MPCT01ZXM
Hello to all, I've got this Capri here that has an idle speed problem. 1.6L Mazda engine. I got it in originally after it had been sitting for about 5 years, we found plugs, cap and rotor worn, replaced them. Also put a battery in it. When I was road testing t...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L headlights VIN: 1MEFM552X1
the check enginre light comes on and off with the headlights.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRE335X5
hey mini techs this is chris from bavarian auto i have a 05 coop s with auto trans. and have changed trans. fluid on these cars before but this one is set up a little different i cant find the fill/level plug and can not find anything on alldata was wondering ...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4LS31H2Y
This vehicle was towed in yesterday with a no-start condition, the starter turns and the motor sounds like compression is present. checked for fuel pressure and there was about 50 psi regestering on the pressure gauge. I went to check the spark plug condition ...
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LX41FX5
I thought I knew the reason for the "Drive By Wire" throttle system, but this one defies logic. First of all, there IS a throttle cable. It goes from the pedal to the passenger side fender skirt...All the way past the front of the intake and around the engine.... Trouble codes: P2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/ Switch D/E Voltage Correlation)
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L tcc VIN: 1GMDX03E3Y
Vehicle came into my shop missing second i pulled the trans and overhauled it...on the road test after about 4 or 5 miles it started going into lock up right along with the 1-2 shift along with a code i did some testing and determined that...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L smokes badly VIN: YS3FB49S43
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Saab in and it smokes out the tailpipe like mad. This is bluish/white smoke, so I would think oil. It billows out so bad it is just like a thick fog out the back. This is the 2.0t turbo engine. I ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y73
Performed diagnostic tests as instructed by AC Delco TDS, including checking for proper voltage at the ignition coils and activating the coils with the Tech2. Swapped coils and the misfire didn't follow. Replaced the ionization module as instructed by Delco. T... Trouble codes: P2304 (Ignition coil trigger Cyl 2 circuit open/short to B), P1340 (Combustion detection signals CDM-T8 open/short), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L drivers window VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
Guys, We need your help again. We have this Saturn in the shop, its a 2000 Saturn L with a 3.0 V-6. The drivers window and only the drivers window is freaking out. It would take over 500 pulls on the switch to roll it up, and it would take one push to roll it...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L evaporator VIN: 3VWHD81HOW
i have an 1998 golf gti in my bay. i replaced the compressor condensor drier & txv due to compressor failure. thoroughly flushed evap & lines with our new hecat flusher leaving everything new or clean . vw oil spec is 3.88 oz, 134a 1.82lbs (thats what i put in...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Turbocharger VIN: WVWMA63B1X
This car came in running lousy scanned random cylinder misfire and cylinder #2 misfire detected. Compression test showed good. Customer had replaced #2 coil (didn't need). We replaced the ignition control module and it runs great. What we are trying to fix now...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWGF21J3Y
We replaced a water pump under warranty last December and now the customer is traveling out of town and had a problem so he found a VW Diesel specialist to inspect the car. He told me that the tensioner was not tensioned properly and the belt loosened up. He s...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L electric cooling fan VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
I did find fancontrol module from fix data base, thank you, does anyone know where power for fuse # 51 might come from if not from load reduction relay, blue wire seems to diappear in harness headed through left kick panel bulkhead, thanks to all.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L brake booster VIN: 3VWDC21C21
this car will not have any power brakes after it sits for a while or overnight. i tried it after sitting 5 hours and it worked fine, but the customer states every morning it will happen. we replaced a bad hose to the booster a few months ago for a more constan...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L valve timing VIN: 3VWRA69M64
Hello everyone, this jetta came in with overheatting problem water pump went bad did a block test failed the test the vehicle was still running good. Took the head off w/cam send it to machine shop resurfaced and did a valve job got the cylinder head back I t...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FX8847K
HELP !!! Volvo came in stalling, rough idle , missfire all speeds, surge, ping, spark knock and loss of power, Checked tune up and found sooty black Autolite plugs , Italian cap/ rotor (I hate those --nothing but past problems with),gross air filter and code 2... Trouble codes: 214 (RPM SENSOR Absent intermittantly)
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9610S
I do not have access to alldata or mitchell here at this shop,but they still think i'm supossed to fix anything that comes through the door.Can someone tell me what a code 314 from diag port #2 is? Any help is appreciated. Trouble codes: 314
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L abs module VIN: YV1NC53D01
Hey Volvo Techs really could use some help here: Customer brought vehicle in with complaint that vehicle lacked power and shifted poorly, and the abs stc indicator lamps would come on intermittently. We test drove the vehicle and it happened like this: the veh...

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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Engine VIN: WBAGF632XS
Thanks for everyone's advice. I was leaning towards not trying the swap but now I am not even going to consider it as an option. Thanks for everyone input and thanks for talking some sense into me. I do like a good challenge, as long as it can be solved and ma...
1999 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Display on radio & ac contol VIN: 1G4HR52K0X
Customer would not approve any more expense for dianostic purposes, allthough I allready gave her 1 free hour. I do think Tim from Ohio was on the right track when he said the radio controls the vf dim.
2008 Cadillac cts 3.6L extended crank time VIN: 1G6DT57VX8
Checked spark (ok)- fuel pressure had dropped to -0- overnite. Fuel pressre came up very very slowly - car started w/pressure reached 35 lbs.Pump also seemed to have poor volume I could not find fuel pressure/ volume specs in Alldata or Mitchell, I assume it...
1989 Chevrolet P20 Step-Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBKP32K7K
Thanks to everyone who replied. Kristopher from north dakota, alek from ohio and Raymond all suggested to block the pcv vacuum port plug the breather off the valve cover and check for vacuum coming from the pcv hose to eliminate the intake manifold and gasket...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1FP2382M
Hi and thanks for all the help, well it turns out that most of you were right about ohm testing the injectors. Found #4 at 007 ohm's. We replaced it and all is good. Weird how it benched good. Will know better next time. Thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L tcc ? VIN: 2G1WX12K7Y
thanks for the replies Lane,Joe,Bruce ,and Jonathan.All said od shaft splines stripped and with other known problems with this trans the wise move would be rebuild/replacement . The owner decided to go with the jasper reman.Thanks again to those who replied.
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GCEK19048
well i have not had one of these pickups act up wile i was there to see what was going on all the dirvers have said they never saw the service 4x4 come on they just would not come out of 4x4 one still does it some times we are slowing down now so the use of th...
1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C3BC55E5F
I received various responses some of which were about vacuum leaks or spark problems or fuel pressure being too high. I am grateful though to Bill from Virginia who sent me the details i needed from the factory manual to isolate the 4 solenoids to determine i...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46FXV
Jeff and Donald you're correct. LTFT over 20% right bank. Inspected timing, off one tooth. Re-corrected [warning - a/c condenser removale required and fitting always seized so be sure to check a/c opertion before hand and quote it if it breaks] After timing co... Trouble codes: P0172 (right bank fuel system rich).
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L 2-3 upshift after kickdown VIN: 2B4FP2534X
First, I'm sorry I didn't thank each of the 3 members who helped me on this, but I accidentally erased all their replies(long, sad story).Anyway this one is fixed (so far). I was advised to make sure I used the correct fluid, which I had. The next suggestion w...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Instrument Panel Cluster
Thanks to everyone who replied. In the end everyone who said a used dash would work as long as the vehicle configuration(same abs, radio, theft system,etc.) was the same was right. In my case the used dash had a theft system programmed into it and the vehicle...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L dash VIN: 1B3ES56C12
This one is fixed and out the door. I replaced with another dash cluster from Dodge. The biggest clue was the MIC showed present on the DRB when checking for modules present, but no part number for the DRB to recognize to Initialize communication. I suspect th...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L power windows heater blower wipers radio VIN: 1D4GP24313
we had used a reman power train control module from cardone the first time sent it back and had tested they said it was ok took van to dealer and they installed oe power train control module and that fixed problem thanks for everyones help will use only oe...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L pump? VIN: 1D4GP44353
Wow-got 20 replies almost all regarding plugged filter screen in remote reservoir.we replaced it and problem solved!!also got a couple indicating some problem with racks sucking air.glad we did'nt have to replace it.saved again!thanks all!!
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3L Pressure VIN: 2D8GP44L15
Thanks for the help! The compressor was what fixed the cooling problem. Just didn't think that such a minor pressure difference would cause that great of a temperature difference. Was more on the track of hot air running across the evaporator causing higher...
1988 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP61F0J
Thank you everybody that responded, I have tried and checked several of your suggestions, while working on the car the other night, I found a very, very slight misfire at around 1300 rpm. o.k. what has been done since last time. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, t...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJX35F5S
I want to first thank all of you who sent replies and helped me fix this truck. It turned out to be the HP oil pump. which i am replacing. Checked PIDS as advised. After letting the truck warm up, i shut it off and sure enough, not enough pressure on the HP ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L ign switch VIN: 1FAFP55U81
thanks to sam and all that replied after reading your help posts i did see the problem that the pin was broken i dont think this guy is going to return for the repairs we had unhooked ign switch so we could start car because customer needed car while parts wer...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U83
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12524
Many thanks to all who helped. Scottie, Gerald, Thomas, Bobby, Keith and Craig helped steer us right. We ended up having multiple problems. One problem was both of our phasers had sheared rivets. We also had timed the right bank wrong. Alldata and Mitchell... Trouble codes: P0021, P0345.
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1FTPW14555
Hello again and thanks for the help we recieved on this one! There was a TSB out on this Ford, as a few of you suggested. The TSB reference number is 05-10-12 and the date of issue is 05/30/2005. The TSB was for a reflash for the PCM to the latest calibrations...
1997 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GKFK16R3V
We tried to bleed the ABS by locking up the wheels on a dirt road. This didn't seem to work like was suggested. We went to a GM dealer and used the Tech 2 to activate the ABS pump and then bled the whole system. There was alot of air that came out of the rear ...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on, no start VIN: 1GCFG15W6W
Im sorry to take so long but it seems like my response did not go thru the time. But going back to the vehicle. I want to thank everyone. I did learn a valuable lesson. Vehicle wouldnt start but it had spark, fuel, air. The code was 1351 Ignition Coil Control ... Trouble codes: 1351 (Ignition Coil Control Circuit High Voltage.).
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Moniter not ready VIN: 1HGCD5635T
Hi fellow techs, Found the battry backup line to ECM has glitch. I hooked up my volts meter on that line and went to drive the car. when ever i hit the bump on road votage on that drops to less than 5 volts. so I flip the fuse box and found that wht/yel w...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22985
Well, it's fixed. Special thanks to all who help. Everyone pointed back to o2. Had to cheat a little. Took the old o2, tagged a 10 ohm resistor between 3-4 on sensor. Check engine lamp stayed off and got though state inpect. Called dealer parts again only to f... Trouble codes: P2A00 (02 sensor circuit range/Performance bank 1/sen. 1).
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N54
I would like to thanks Luke and Lance. I got the Jeep back again today. We had tried to find the connectors in the door jams before to look for a wiring problem with no luck. Today we just pulled the wires out of the loom back by the rear axle and found out pr... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak detection pump electrial or mechanical problem.).
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D6T
Thanks to eveyone that took the time to reply!!! Turns out the distributor was bad. As some said the min. it came off idle I was loosing spark! Installed a new oe distirbutor is she runs like new! THANKS!! Trouble codes: P1521 (p1195-), P1195 (p1250-), P1250.
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1YUHP84DX5
Folks, We've all done it, Probably more then once. First instinct says look at it, or it feels like, or sounds like a...But for whatever reason we blow it off, look beyond that thing one might call a gut feeling, even after you explain it to the rest of the PL...
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Generator VIN: JA4MR41H2T
Found the passengers side valve cover leaking slightly, and causing an oil film to accumulate on the generator. Tightened valve cover and replaced alt with lifetime component. All set so far, thanks for the help.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54H11
I found the problem to be the reluctor in the distributor. Mitsubishi changed the reluctor wheel between the 2001 and 2003 cam sensor on the 3.0. Alldata did not reflect this in thier scope patterns and there should be a difference. I found out about this thro... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335.
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L master VIN: 1N6SD16S3R
Thanks to all who replied. Both John & Mark were dead on. We ending up bleeding the load sensor on back. Now we have a good hard pedal. Thanks again.
2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L radiator VIN: 1N4AL11D06
I am happy to report that this car is out of the bay!!! Many thanks to all of you for your help. The radiator was clogged! We pulled the radiator, tried to flush water through the lower hose and didn't have any water come out of the upper hose or the fille...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No communication VIN: YS3ED45EXX
Well no one had a total fix for this. But the information I got from the customer was the ECU had been replaced at some point so I am assuming the computer cannot communicate on the protocol that OBDII wants, but can communicate on the TECH 2 Protocol. The c...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3FD49Y74
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L missing bolts VIN: JT3VN39WXR
special thanks to dan , peter , thomas ,patrick ,danny and brent you all nailed it with the cam caps. the heads where assembled by the machine shop and we must have forgotten to send these bolts so they found there own to use. would have been a big problem lat...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Condensor Fan VIN: WVWEE83A3V
Thank you so much for the help and thank you George for taking the time to fax over a readable wiring diagram to save my behind. This system gets a signal from the AC pressure switch that is on the AC line near the passenger side firewall. The switch closes ...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Lighting VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
Thanks to all for the replies- we did eliminate the alarm control unit as a source of the issue. The customer has no more money to persue the concern at this time but if she allows us to finish the repair I will update the post. Thanks, Greg and crew
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29581
well i think this volvo is fixed thanks to everyone who replied the fix was to replace not only the front but the rear o2 i guess on volvos the rear o2 really influences the front readings even though code p0133 which was for b1 s1 o2 slow response was the on... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow bank1 sensor1).
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