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1999 Audi A4 2.8L headlamps VIN: WAUED28D4X
replaced multifunction switch. problem still there. tail lamps and clearance lights operate normally,just no headlights.bulbs are good.when pulling turn signal lever towards driver bright lights operate as long as you hold lever.when released lights go out,whi...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L compresssion good VIN: WAUFL54D8Y
car camein smoking,so we removed the heads, and had them sent to machine shop to replace stem seals.also replace pvc . the air diverters were frozen up, so we removed them and fixed the shafts so they worked ok. replaced plugs, and various hoses. there is oil ...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L starting VIN: TRUWX28N81
Car start and immediate die. Error - 17978 (P1570) 035 Engine Control Module Disabled and Blocked .Customer has only one key, I need some info. Can I re-program new key with Vag-Com or AST PC-Retriever or it has to go to the dealer ? Dealer sell blank remote k...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E63
Hello everyone, This Audi has been in and out of the shop every other week for the last 3 months with different issues every time. It all started with engine missfires and lean fuel trims. That visit, we replaced the jet suction pump and other various hoses a... Trouble codes: P1479, P3081
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBACB4310N
Good morning everyone, I have a 92 318i that came in because the a/c is not working. Another shop diagnosed it as a bad compressor but this is incorrect. We can power up the compressor and it works fine but I am getting no power to it. The schematic shows the ...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Performed original repair timing set and cam magnet for cam sensor code, noted history code 26, first problem repaired. vehicle returned with no start were able to get running with ignition module and coil pack, while test driving to confirm repair noted ses l... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad Driver Module)
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD1333L
Here is the story. Was running real rough and we changed the plugs thinking they were fouled but found that they were soaked with gas. We then plugged into the computer and found that the MAT was at -36 degrees and the CTS was at -34 degrees. After a few chec...
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L shifting in cold weather VIN: 1G1JC14GXM
Well got down on my luck and previous tech I worked with gave me this car. Runs ok but when itscold you cant move shifter forward or backward with out beating it till it frees up. Have been thinking it was shifter cable but replacement is out for now as they a...
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G1LD55M5S
Car was brought in hard to start. fuel pressure regulator was leaking, replaced it. Car started great. Came back next day. Hard to start and misfiring until idle got above 1100 rpm, the car would smooth out and stay running fine until it sat over night. The co...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban LS 5.7L Radiator VIN: 1GNEC16R8W
I have replaced the water pump, radiator,hoses,flushed system,this was done in June 07. I have since replaced the radiator in this suburban 4 times. They have been lasting about 6 months before they go to leaking. Has anyone run into this problem with radiator...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK34R6Y
need some help. this is the third 2000 chev with a 5.7 gas engine that has been brought to me for this problem. the only common link is the problem started right after the fuel injector system was replaced. we did not do any repairs on these vehicles. the prob...
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L power steering pump VIN: 1GBFG15R4Y
Van came in with no power steering. I found the belt and fluid in good condition. I found that the shaft was broken about 3 inches into the pump. Replaced the pump with a rebuilt napa unit with steering working perfectly. The next day I get a call that the ste...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W6Y
came in with Random misfire code---found intake leaking coolant-worn distributor gear fixed the rough idle at all times-put in new injectors--misfire on cyls 2 and 3 found partially collapsed lifter on cyl 2-have check egr etc--do these have valve issues--I ha... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNFK16TX1
Hello All; I'm looking for a GM 4WD tech here. I have this 01 Suburban that will not engage in 4WD when needed. It came in with no 4WD. I put it up on the hoist and did my testing. The encoder motor was not engaging the transfer case into four wheel drive. I ...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1G1AK55FX6
This vehicle came in several weeks ago with several codes as well as reduced power message displayed on the instrument cluster. Brought vehicle in and test drove ran perfect but I pulled codes p1516,p2176,p2119,p2431. Cleared codes test drove codes didnt retur... Trouble codes: P1516, P2119, P2431, P2176
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Speedometer, shift VIN: 2C3HD46R3W
Chrysler techs: Client shop called me in after the above repairs were done to try and resolve issue with dancing speedo needle, and strange shift issues. Customer had originally requested that the shop replace OSS sensor for this issue, which the shop did. Cus...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L heat VIN: 1B7KF23W6X
Lack of heat in the cab is the issue. We have flushed the heater core, checked for exhaust in the cooling system, and replaced the thermostat. Still very little heat in the cab.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L heat VIN: 2B46P4460X
I have a 99 caravan that has 2 temp. control knobs, 1 for passenger side and 1 for driver side. The passenger side works fine but the drivers side stays cold no matter what you put the control on. Another shop has put on a blend motor but that did not fix the ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y1X
Cust stated truck would not start.I started truck and the truck ran fine, drove it on and off for a weak never missed a beat.Replaced spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor.Unable to get bolts out of dist so replaced dist with used assy.truck ran great. Cust cam to...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Starting VIN: 1B3ES46C0Y
This Neon has an intermittent no crank condition. The computer is not grounding the starter relay. About once every two weeks there is no response when the key is turned to the crank position. The first time it happened we checked for eight volts on the connec...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28N7Y
With engine cold, it has hard start, when it does it runs for about 20 seconds, then stalls with no restart, plugs are fuel soaked, seems to be injecting too much fuel, if you keep cranking long enough it will finally start and if you keep the rpm up it will f...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
After replacing DFPE sensor, test car and made sure all montiors were completed. Test drove once more and released vechile. Came back next day with p1406 Downstream hose off or plugged. CHecked hose for any blockage, check the tube for blockage, removed egr ... Trouble codes: 1406 (downstream hose off or plugged)
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45T6S
First I want to thank everyone for their help.I just want to pick your brains to see if anyone has run into this and I am going in the right direction.This is my daughters car.She drove it to work and the check engine light was flashing on and off and when it ... Trouble codes: 176 (bank one lean drivers side), 542 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure pcm to ground), 543 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FTNF20L4Y
Here's the problem. Steering wheel shakes violently when you hit a bump or pothole doing 60mph. It shakes so much you have to hit the brakes just to stay in control and when it slows to about 40mph it stops. On a test drive hitting a pothole at about 40mph sti...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V2Y
Hello, fellow junk fixers(sorry, TECHS) We have one here eating our lunch and leaving no tip. As per related repair history, you can assume our bosses are getting pretty tired of us "throwing parts" at this truck. Close visual inspection and some guessing by 4... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZUR7E31
Customer complaint 4x4 not working.Had trouble going in and coming out last time, shifted in and would not come out again.We shifted it into 2 wheel by jumping motor. Pinned out powers and grounds at module with loaded test lite, all good.Jumped motor thru all...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L egr VIN: 1FMYU04121
Customer came in with EGR valve broken, have heard EGR valves can break due to excessive back pressure due to rear converter plugging up. Do not want to install new valve if it needs converter. Looking for some feedback if others have had same issue and if rea...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U43
Greetings.This car runs rich all the time,although it is worse at idle.I have gone over all the usual suspects including the fuel pressure sensor which I know are a common problem with this system.Here is the part where I hope to get someone elses input. B1 an... Trouble codes: 1132 (Lack of O2 switching bank 1 sensor 1), 1152 (Lack of O2 switching bank 2 sensor 1)
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L air bag VIN: 1FMYU94125
Body shop brought in truck after having dash and seats out for cowl and A/C case repair mostly susp. damage,wanted alignment and clear air bag light.Several codes in sys cleared codes and light came back on.B2293 or flash code 19 comes back right away,went to ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14596
Customer complant is that truck misses back fires check engine light flashes sets code for #8 cylinder missfire test drove with scoope hooked too #8 cylinder and couldn't make it miss . I tried a coil on that cylinder and drove it,cleared codes . The truck run... Trouble codes: 0308 (misfire 8 cylinder)
2008 Ford f 250 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSF21R8E
just looking for info on deisel engines. we have several diesel pickups trying to run in northern Il, and all the fuel they can find is 11% biodiesel. ford recommends no more than 5%. these trucks(all 15 of them) quit running while driving (-12 degrees) . look...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14H4R
This truck is running rich. Map sensor when idling is 2.4 volts, should be below 2 volts. I've tried new Map sensor with no results, new ECM, nothing changes. I can manually put a vacuum on MAP sensor and bring down to 1.6 volts and truck runs great. I also re... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP high voltage)
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks VIN: 1HGCG6671X
this car was sent to drive me mad!! customer came in with the complaint that the key fob would not unlock the driver's door. when u hit the fob botton it acted like it didnt have the power to do it. so we replaced the acutator. then in testing the switches aga...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L left sliding door VIN: 2HKRL18691
the left rear sliding door is inop with the switches and the remote . the customer said the door was frozen and he forced it open and it has not worked after that we checked for codes and did a rehoming on it and nothing changed we did the diagnostic tree on i...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15522
Hi Guys, I had a costumer come call me to make a house call for a check engine light. So I got P1298 ELD/electrical load detector (high voltage). So I read the postings here and decided to replace the ELD it is only $27.00 and from what I here it is a very dis... Trouble codes: P1298 (Electric Load Detector Circuit High input)
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56405
The accord is setting p0341 only at cold start up. other repair shop found engine very sludged. they cleaned engine and changed oil several times. we found vehicle with code only setting in extreme cold over night. we have mastertech and are able to monitor sy... Trouble codes: P0341
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D32
My problem exists with an 02 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 liter, code P0133 (slow upstream 02 response) have renewed 02 twice, each time scoping up and downstream sensors with no flaws, have double and triple checked connectors,grounds and power, no exhaust leaks, no f... Trouble codes: P0133
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E04
Need Hyundai help. Customer brought in vehicle complaining of no power and MIL light on. Has code p2125. I started the test procedures from ALLDATA and got down to testing circuit from aps ( accelerator pedal position sensor ) to ecm. My first question is, bef... Trouble codes: P2125
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W21
car would run with reduced power.now will only idle.seems like fuel pump however i have plenty of pressure and plenty of volume.i am thinking possibly ecm however no codes. any suggestions would be great . thanks in advance billymac the fuel guage hasn,t worke...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJKX6043X
I never thought I'd see the day when I would have to ask how to remove a starter but how the heck do you get to the top bolt on this thing? I couldn't find any specific information on my JTIS disc. Does anyone know any tricks you could share? Clues on getting ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Alternator VIN: WDBTJ65J83
This vehicle was towed in for no start, customer stated the message on the cluster said to take vehicle to workshop and battery sign was showing. I jusmped it and car started, battery voltage with the car running was 11.7 at the battery posts and behind alter...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P1X
I am having a re-occuring po340 cam sensor code. I have replaced the sensor and the syncronizer assembly. I am looking for the proper syncronization procedure. I have the correct tool and have unsucessfully set this up. i set it up at #1 cyl TDC compression. l... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CD51D11
This fine piece of automotive engineering was the victim of failed relationship the ex-boyfriend dumped 5 lbs of salt into the fuel tank. We cleaned everything out and replaced the fuel module because the filter is in the module. After returning the vehicle to...
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Rotors VIN: 1N6BA07B06
Thanks for reading and taking the time to offer any help.Recently we performed a front brake repair on this truck.We installed new pads and rotors with OE parts due to normal wear.It returned in with a pulsation very pronounced in steering wheel.At that point ...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No crank, radio VIN: 1G3NL52E03
Greetings. I have this alero in the shop. Came in on the hook for no start, no crank. Customer had vehicle running to warm up for a while yesterday morning (-15 degrees out), cranked and started fine. Shut off and went out about an hour later to go to work, no...
1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Safety VIN: 2P4GH4536S
Does anyone know how to read air bag codes on one of these without a DRB? My scan tools do not support it and I can't find a flash code procedure. Thanks, Artie
1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Theft Deterrent VIN: 1G2JD12T2W
Greetings fellow techs. I have a sunfire that is eating my lunch. It was brought to me after another shop got tired of messing with it. Theft light is on solid as long as key is on, and out as long as key is off. Car will not start at all. Never fires a lick. ...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L turbo VIN: JF1SG69615
hello---i have a subaru forester in my shop-customer complaint is at about 2,500-3,000 rpm the turbo starts making a whiseling noise and the engine quits making power-is there any kind of service for this problem or is the turbo going bad?-we do not see very m...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L excessive vibration VIN: 1NXAE09B5S
thanks to all members to taken their time for help. ok this is story from this car, this customer just buy this car few weeks ago, yesterday they bring it to me because the car has excessive vibration from engine area,fenders,front bumper,dash board, steering ...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBBD2E0T
The PCM will have commaned EGR on at normal load on light acceleration, then after a few seconds of steady "on" the PCM ground will toggle on & off for a few seconds, then steady on again, then the on & off routine repeats. I've driven the vehicle at about 50m... Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
What is the correct PID range for the A/F ratio sensor? I know that I need to the this sensor as per a TSB. I do understand that the range is different from a normal O2 sensor. Trouble codes: P0171 (too lean B1S1), P1133 (o2s bs1 ckt response fault)
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDR32T87
thank you for taking the time to read this! first of all about 5,000 miles ago we rebuilt the engine in this car because it was burning oil. took engine apart replaced all the bearings with toyota bearings and new rings. last week car came back with an unusual...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L alternator VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
This Beetle will charge at 14.43 volts at any rpm up to 2500 then the charge light comes on and the voltage drops immediately to battery voltage - rev again and it drops at 2500 again let off and charge volts are normal and light is out --- we replaced battery...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
Hello everyone, I have a customer that complained about a intermitten stalling condition and a intermitten no start condition. Check for codes and found 16684 & 16685 cleared codes and codes did not come back. Check resistance on crankshaft position sensor it ... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16685 (misfire cylinder 1)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L54
vw tech, please help. car been in accidient at front end 1 months ago. check engine light come on since accidient. we run basic setting 77, test not kick on at all. run output test, air pump & solenoid kick on & off. I assume system is normal. erease dtc, ligh... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L Blower Motor VIN: YV1SZ592X5
Car has an intermittent operation of the heater/AC blower motor. Motor will not come at at times, or will shut off during operation. Car is always on, with engine running when this occurs. Tech noted that the green LEDS around the blower speed switch will stay...

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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L power steering VIN: JH4DC445XX
The cause was the last shop that worked on the car. When they changed the timing belt they took off the pump and tank and plugged the hose with a plastic plug. When put back together they evidently pushed the plug into the hose when put back on the pump. Flush...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: BAGH83491D
Thanks for all the replys, everyone answered my main question about the guide being worn, for all the bmw shops, try realoem.com for all your bmw parts, diagrams and prices. ...Rob
2004 Buick Regal LS 3.8L no crank VIN: 2G4WB52K94
after further testing we had a voltage drop coming from ignition switch. replaced switch, and all is well now. thanks again for all the replys.
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1GYDE63A44
techs: want to thank all the guys that helped me repair this vehicle .ended up finding fault code for coolant sensor in generic. also throttle body was coked up !! tom ilinois,dean ny. allen sc.this caddy has been gone for a week . (like my old boss use to say...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L high idle VIN: 1G1NE52M4W
Just want to thank Scott and Brett they were right on about the tps and harness. replaced tps and replaced tps connector and about 12in of harness. one thing though after I touched the battery cables together the fuel gauge needle spun all the way around. is t...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L Factory Remote Start VIN: 1G1ZU648X4
We finally got this vehicle to fail in the shop. Set a hood ajar code (B3006). Checked hood switch, failed open, so jumped connector so BCM would see it always closed, remote start worked flawlessly. Replaced hood latch/switch assembly (available only throu...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Accessories VIN: 2C8GP44382
Well this customer decided he didnt want to spend alot of money on diagnosis . and I was unable to duplicate the concern again. Many of the replies said to check the ignition switch for problems but I was not even able to check that without it acting up was ki...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 2P4GP45R7T
Rather than spend 800 bucks at the dealer replacing and programing a body control module, I "hacked" the guage. I purchased an aftermarket gas gauge, tore it apart and glued the guts in the cluster. I even used the stock needle. The making a voltage drop ci...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L charging system VIN: 1B4GP54R7V
Thanks to all who replied...What a nightmare we had with this van !!..after 2 pcm's and 2 rebuilt alternators and having each one of them bench tested and many hours of checking the wiring...we decided to try a mopar alternator...and that fixed the problem.. a...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
This thing finally reared its ugly head yesterday. It all of the sudden cleared up and started running perfectly however i noticed on my line-spy that i had no serial communication. I ran a system test with the genisis and i had a po600 in the TCM and a no sig...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L p1740 VIN: 1B7HF13241
thank you for all your help. this is now fixed.all i did was r&r the torque converter and flush out the cooler lines.confirmed the fix by doing the tcc test and the vehical stalls.i would have like to sell a rebuild had [...].i gave the customer the options...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP404TF
Head gasket was the problem on no. 4 cylinder. This cooling system would hold pressure and run fine until driven for more than 30 minutes. No anti freeze would come out of no.4 with spark plug out and pressure tester on . Thank for all the replies.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31L0X
Can anyone give me a quick run down of how the power flows on this fuel pump issue? For example, (real simple) power flows from the ignition switch to the the ?, to the ?, then to the ? and so on to the pump. I'm studying the electrical diagrams and find them ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31F32
sorry to everyone who offered there advice for taking so long to update,but between my grandmother passing away and having one of the injectors i ordered show up with a broken electrical connector the job got put on hold.i replaced all 8 injectors and that see...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 3GTEC14V76
After receiving the first post from Paul 3 min after I posted orig. problem, I thought that he was making alot of sense. I didn't know how the manifold was designed, sharing port vacuum that is. So the first thing the next morning, I checked pre & post bank 1 ... Trouble codes: P0131 (o2 sensor low B1S1), P0171 (System too lean B1S1), P0300 (Engine misfire detected).
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.7L Misfire VIN: KKMHWF35H4
Thanks all of you for your advices. I forgot to mention about the misfire, by the time the vehicle was in the shop, the misfire code & other codes were pulled out from the scanner, but didn't see any misfire on the misfire screen, I just reset the light & let ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0455 (Evaporative control system Large leak), P1166 (HO2S controller adaption diagnosis Malfunction Bank 1), P1167 (HO2S controller adaption diagnosis Malfunction Bank 2).
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L no heat VIN: JNKCV51EO4
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJX6046XC
Thanks for all the great advice. I'm going to bite the bullet and replace chains, guides, tensioners, pump etc. I want to thank all who responded for their comments and advice. We've got a good thing going here and I hope we all continue to help one another s...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58K82
Received 5 replies and all gave me the information I needed. Alldata's information is correct, but not complete. Alldata does not tell you that the voltage from the PCM should be 5 volts with the O2 sensor disconnected. Thanks to all who answered especially M... Trouble codes: P0158 (O2 sensor shorted to voltage).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L throttle acuator VIN: WDBGA51E9S
I have not yet fixed this vehicle, it has not been a priority for my customer. Thank you for all the responses. Some feel that it is the accelerator pedal potentiometer, others think that we fried the E-Gas module with the shorted throttle actuator, and I am i...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51G6V
Thanks for all the replies. One suggestion was to check the wiring harness for insulation flaking, however most 1997 vehicles are not affected by this issue. Another was a bad cat, usually you have downstream oscillation when the cat is bad which was not the ... Trouble codes: P0153 (Left O2 upstream correction parameter exceeded), P0160 (Left O2 downstream ageing).
1992 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6SD16SXN
TKS to Gary from Kentucky, Peter from Wisconsin, Todd from Louisiana, Mike from Ontario, and John from Connecticut, for taking your valuable time to answer. The suggested fixes were harness, pump assembly, fuel pressure. The final fix was the sender/hangar ass...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Differential VIN: JN1RZ27H4P
I did remove the drive line as should have been done to begin with, it was indeed the center support bearing, thanks so much for everyone's help. You all did a great job.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Stall VIN: JN8AR05YXX
After replacing the MAF and finding no difference in running, I dug deeper, I had checked the 1 degree and 120 degree khz signal from the dist, They were fine what I had failed to check was the kv from the coil also internal to the dist. Once I scoped the sign...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XN11T8Y
First of all I want to thank all the technicians that replied. After hours of testing and rethinking the van is not fixed. I talked to a Nissan technician here in Houston and said to check the TPS reference voltage and the O2 sensor wires near the cradle becau... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Steering VIN: JN8DR09Y91
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G78MN3FRT
wow...the replies are awsome thnx...many of u nailed it... it was the injector... IATN ROCKS
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L monitors not setting VIN: 1G3WX52H01
First let me thank those of you who have replied & apoligize for not closing this post earlier. We sent the car back to the GM dealer who replaced the computer. I went with one of my techs & showed the service advisor & his tech which solenoid was not being ... Trouble codes: P0410.
1996 Plymouth Neon 2.0L oil leak @ cam sens VIN: 1P3ES27C7T
As replies stated, cam had moved in cylinder head. "Machined" sensor really nice and recess in cam left number on sensor. We were able to move cam back to proper position and reinstall new cam sensor. We are now calling it a thrust sensor. Customer didnt want ...
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L Starting VIN: 1G8ZH5284W
we had engine rebuilder take a look at crank shaft and he informed us crank was shot,customer declined fix due to age of car,thanks for advice ,learned alot and customer learned the hard way,thanks again guys
1998 Volkswagen Transporter Van 2.8L No Start
first and foremost, thank's to everyone who reply. the problem with this one is the park/neutral switch. i already replaced it so i was serching for something else. guess what, the part i receive from the VW dealer, was defective. so i order another one and th...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRFG1H3W
Thanks to everyone who replied, but no quick cure here. Parts to expensive to guess, if you know what I mean. Now I know why I don't usually work on euro vehicle's. Mitchel was not much help. I have ordered a Bentley manual on CD and will order the Vagcom int... Trouble codes: P1247.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C92
[...] all; Thanks for helping with my problem, as I suspected I still had an air leak. I was not aware how the fuel trim numbers worked and now that I know I understand how 10.9% was too high. I found the diaphram blown in the turbo recirc valve and also a split ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L battery VIN: WVWYH63B42
Thanks for all of your help. turns out the left front door mechanism/module was the culprit. The interior light would occasionally come on when the drivers door was open, eventually leading us to the module. once again thanks for all of your input.
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