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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L battery VIN: WAUKH68D71
we found that the vehicle shows a parasitic draw of 6-7amps (yes amps, not milliamps)that alternates every 7 seconds. going from 6-7 amps to no-draw and back & forth continuosly we took every fuse & relay out of the fuse box and the problem still occurs. we th...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Ok so after replacement of MAF sensor, reman unit from NAPA/A1 Cardone part. Vehicle will idle from anywhere from 10mins to 5 hours and stall. No vaccum leaks, no more codes. Inspected intake area for vaccum leaks none found, checked fuel pressure. Back probin...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Clock VIN: WBAEU33452
Battery was replaced, but we can not find the method to set the clock. I've checked the owner's manual, and with my local BMW dealer, they do not not have a suggestion. What makes this odd, and is perhaps the source of the problem, that most of the BMWs here...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4CW52KOV
thanks in advance. mostly work on asain autos this is my personal car with no history of repairs. I started up, and car ranned fine for about two mins. then it cut off. I tried to then restart the car ,and the engine seems to have locked up. Then i removed the...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Security Lamp on VIN: 3G5DA03E44
The security indicator lamp in the DIC remains on at all times with the vehicle running. There are no codes in any of the processors such as the BCM PCM, IPC and VTD system. This vehicle does not have content theft deterrent. When viewing the data in the Passl...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1BGHYTRF54
Attention all GM Masters, I need a little help on this one... I tow this buick in from a buick dealer as a favor to a friend of mine (always a mistake).. customer complains of intermittent no start.. dealer says it needs a crank sensor. I tow it in and of cour...
2006 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Rear wiper VIN: 5GADT13S26
This Buick Rainer came in with no rear wiper operation. Printed out fuse data and checked. All ok. Pulled rear liftgate panel and checked and found no power at motor Disconnected motor and ran aux power and ground to it. Still would not run. Gave up for a whil...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L fog lamps VIN: 1G6KY54927
hello cadillac guys i have a 99 seville sts the fog lamps will not work all other lights work fine i cant get any power to the fog lamp ralay but the fuse is good. i dont have a very good wiring diagram of this system mitchell doesnt give much info on these. a...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC144XP
Hello, This cavalier has an intermittent stalling problem usually when it's cold or shortly after start up. No codes are stored. Tapping on the crank sensor caused the engine to react, so it was replaced with a new Delco sensor. When the customer picked the ca...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14R2V
This vehicle came in 1 time for a bad fuel pump. Replaced sending unit with pump do to age. Since then it has been back 2 times in the last 6 months needing a new sending unit. The the gray wire is brown and connector is melted at sending unit. This is the wir...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L cold noise VIN: 1GCHK23G23
this truck has a wining coming from front area of the trans 1st thing cold.fluid level is good.it sounds like system has air in it ! right after start up fluid appers to have air in it !no codes stored. trans operation is good , but for about 3 miles sounds li...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S24
Customer brings this trailblazer in on a trailer his expanation is he was on the interstate about 65 mph the engine light came on but ran just fine. went another 15-20 miles and vehicle lost all power wont go over 5 mph. codes are po1171 system lean on acceler... Trouble codes: P0128, P1171
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GLHK23184
The customer came back again today. And it seems the gas gauge reads backward. It came in and he said the truck was full and the gas gauge was on 1/4. My first thought was the customer had filled the tank up while the truck was running. So I took the truck and...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L water pump drive VIN: 1G1JF52F94
not too familiar with chain drive system for balance shafts and cam drive chains.Does anybody have any short cuts or word of caution for me to beware of?Any special tools needed?Havent taken apart yet to find out root cause.Has anybody been there done that?If ...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNEK13V64
Hello fellow teches need some help on this one this taho came with problem with speedometer . speedomter jumping in all speed even when car is in drive full stop you can see the speedo jumping at times . I have replaced speed sensor and speedometer unit with r...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L cooling system VIN: 2CNDL73F66
Hello...I have a problem with this truck.. I have blowin out the heat core and did a coolant flush..Still no heat. All the duct doors are working and the T-Sat and fans are working.. Any ideas plase help...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L clock VIN: 3C3EL45H1T
This may be the dumb question of the day, but how do you reset the digital clock in the radio. The vehicle has the factory AM/FM radio with a digital display.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L turn signals and flashers VIN: 2C4GP44391
Van has no turn signals or emergency flashers. The indicators in the dash work and flash. but all 4 corners are dead. The out put from the BCM to the trun signals with the connectors unpluged I can run power to them and light up the turn signals so the wiring ...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48D84
this vehicle came in with a misfire for diagnosis and had spark arching from coil. this vehicle died and will not start in the bay. when i turn the key (nothing). code p0499 (nvdl vent solenoid) will not clear and the asd relay is tripped everytime the key is ... Trouble codes: P0499, P0688, P0300, P0301, P0303
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B3ES47YXW
car came in with poor idle quality and stalling had trouble codes for egr, and not acheiving idel within 200 rpm. found egr valve and solenoid to be defective and replaced them. cleared the codes and drove the car and had no idle at all! read the codes and fou...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine cooling/heat VIN: 2FMDA51455
hello all-honda guy here stuck with a problemed ford. i was asked by the customer to replace a cheap thermostat installed by someone else with a better quality one. the other guy also flushed the system because the coolant in the res. was "very dirty." "engine...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX08L0V
Looking for some Ford help, this one is challenging us, should be a simple one but nothing is fixing it, Just installed a new motor in vehicle, old motor had 200,000 and head gaskets were leaking, at idle there is a miss on cylinder 6, when we unplug #6 coil n...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F7Y
OK, I am not working on many Diesels, but here is one. My tech looked at it and changed the oil, it was a gallon low. Also he changed the fuel filter due to a bad oring. The truck will not start unless you plug in the electrical cord and warm it for a long tim... Trouble codes: P1670
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lt ft wheel area VIN: 1FTSX31F52
have this 02 f350 driving me crazy.two months ago,vehicls came in with this noise in the lt ft.i read in fix dadabase about the rt ft being the actual problem.the needle bearings were fine,so i removed the hubs then road tested the truck,the noise was gone.nex...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L camshaft synchronizer VIN: 1FAFP55U32
Problem: After installing the new camshaft position sensor we are not able to clear the code P1336 (misaligned cam sensor) Our history. We have installed these shafts before but have never had this problem. We have the 303-589 synchro positioner tool for linin...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no heat VIN: 2FMZA51483
This Van came to us with no heat we found coolent in the oil so we replaced the head gaskets, thermostat, coolant resevor and flushed the system and about a month earler Ford put on a water pump. the problem that i am having is there is a water pipi thats run ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L voltage VIN: FA4EA91884
Ok, this is a friend of mines truck and the issues with the charging system started about nine to ten months ago when the alternator went bad and he replaced it.. Starting again this fall he has since replaced three alternators. And in between times the vehicl...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L not charging VIN: 1GTK24KXSE
the transmission was just replaced and now the battery light is on and there is no power to the single wire plug on the alternator. I would not think the two would be related. What powers the single wire on the alternator? Thanks in advance
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Steering VIN: UI87654390
this trucks power steering failed instantly with no warning whatsoever as if it threw its belt... after a quick look fluid level good and serp belt good any ideas???
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1GCMK46MD2
Thanks for any help in advance. This truck is my dads. Its a 2wheel drive envoy with air suspension.It makes a vibration noise/buzz between 60 and 65 mph.I pulled the driveshaft and felt the ujoints, I didnt feel any binding nor did i see any rust discoloratio...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GTHK23183
First thanks for reading this.This truck has had an intermittent parasitic battery drain for over a year.My customer replaced the batterys then brought it to me.Amp draw is around 16 millamps it will vary some.The truck has sat 5 weeks and started fine.Sometim...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L surpintine VIN: KM8SC73DO2
when the vehicle is first started in the morning the surpintine belt is noisy for the first ten minutes. I have replaced the belt twice but no fix for the noise. belt tensioner seems to be working correctly. also you need to remove the tensioner to replace the...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L starter VIN: 452CG58F0R
starter has been replace and has gone out again
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L belt VIN: 1LNHM97V1X
Could someone please email me the correct routing diagram for the serpentine belt on this beast. It's my first Continental and I cannot find anyone with that information.I'm a rural shop with limited access to information. Thanks
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L control VIN: 1LNHM86S14
we replaced a shorted water control valve, and now are changing the control head and need to program it, I have just updated my NGS to 2008 model year but I cant seem to access the module programing function on this vehicle through my NGS scanner. I am missing...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM65S76A03
I have this Mazda [...], I has a p0300 random misfire. I have done the basics, sparks plug were change last summer (customer), changed wires today and the check the flow charts. Im just wondering what else could possibly be causing this? Trouble codes: 300 (Misfire)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L oil consumption VIN: JM1BK12364
This is not a help request but a fix. This car burns oil,about 1 liter per 700 km. Number two cylinder spark plug is oil fouled. Took engine apart and found intake seals are burnt on number two cylinder.Took head to machine shop and got it fixed.This might hel...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L 1-2 shifts VIN: JM1BK12FX5
costumer came in complaing of a hard shift between 1st and 2nd. scan the car for codes and P0715 was found. speed sensor was then tested and it failed the resistance test. a week later she call complaing of the same problem. when she brought the car back it ha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Door locks, windows ect. VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Hi Cedes guru's, this one we think is due to one component. The front windows do not work, the key fob and door locks, trunk lock and mirrors all inop. Is there a module that goes out on these? It all started with just the locks not working and went from there...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Ignition key VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
Vehicle was stolen and recovered a day later. We are missing the key and fob. I am told by local Mercedes Shop that all cylinders must be replaced at the same time and parts come from Germany. They take 2-3 weeks to get and parts cost 678 coco and 580 coco for...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1MEHM55S22
ok guys, this car came in with an issue of shutting off while driving. being told that when the radio and heater are on the dash lights all come on, most of the time just for a few seconds but other times the lights come on and car stalls out. when i first saw...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W12
First of all thanks to all that replied... Customer complains that on the highway during 35 minutes of driving the temperature light will flicker and the car will stall.. the car will restart about 15 minutes later... Temperature gauge reads normal..No indicat...
2007 Mercury Milan 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MEHM07Z07
vehicle presents as a no start no crank and has a security light that is flashing steady. is there a procedure to reset this light and allow vehicle to start again? thank you
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31DXY
diagnosed cold drivability issues as mass air sensor--replaced sensor and air filter as per tsb with oe nissan parts-will i need to have puter flashed --nearest dealer is 40 miles away
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8DR07Y71
This Pathfinder came in flooding really bad. Did normal scan and found po138 and 139 codes. Found service bulleton to replace s2 sensor. After doing this the vehicle won't start. It is flooding its self to death.I am not very sharp on Nissan and information is... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WH14T5L
remove coolance level sensor connector, no change. when engine hot, it flunctuate alot. replace iac did not help. code 35 for iac error,and can not clear code. what have i miss. thank advance for the help thoa Trouble codes: 035 (idle air conntrol error)
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Excessive Emissions, EXCESSIVE NOx VIN: 1G3AG55N4P
to all who read this posting - thanks for any help or suggestions regardless of outcome. i have exhausted all of my options here. have looked thru alldata and mitchell and found nothing. have looked thru fix-database here and have only found that so far no one...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GHDT13W0V
When the turn signals or 4 ways are used just the fuel gauge jumps been over all related grounds replaced fuel gauge buffer
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13W9X
well I have another s - nightmare.this is an intermitant no start.As you can see we've been dropping parts in it and still have'nt found the problem. theres no pattern to it its just a whenever thing. it appeared to be flooded one time ,I put new clean plugs i...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L security,starting,windows VIN: WPOCA298XW
Car towed in,no crank or start windows inop,checked alarm module under seat first because this is a known failure item due to water.module and plugs extremely coroded cleaned plugs no change,ordered new module,towed to local porsche dealer for programing,tech ...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZG5286V
installed reman engine because old one was knocking(rod) got done and test drove. ran fine ,turned around to come back the check engine light came on. got back and scanned it had the misfire code, checked the counters found # 1 & # 4 missed exactly the same am... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: IG8ZH5287Z
car came in with misfire codes, car was tuned up plugs and wires. car left came back weeks later with misfire codes tech found intake leaking near cyl 1 verified with smoke machine. He replaced gasket shiped car. car now has an intermittent problem it races ar...
2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AL52F33
veh has no start with click @ starter solenoid, problem started when cold out, but always started until lately. replaced starter, new saturn ign switch, did relearn procedure 3 seperate times. lost odom reading and light flashed pwr str, light is now out. ran ... Trouble codes: B2995 (b2960-), B2960 (b3033-), B3033
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ63B73
03' Saturn View intermittently cranks over and does not start. Concern may happen 1 or 2 times a day and will always restart after vehicle sits. It may sit for only 1 minute before starting. By the time fuel pressure gauge is hooked up and RPM signal is scoped...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4RN36S8N
Cust wants diagosis so Cust can repair problem himself. I'm at the point where parts have to come off the engine so more can be checked. The vac reading is 10 inches warm hot idle and steady. Cam timing suspected. Thankyou for any fourth coming help and ideas....
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel VIN: 4T1BG22K3V
i am working on a 98 camry with a 4 cyl. it will start but bearly idle for about 3 seconds if that then die and will not accelerate. i replaced fuel pump and filter and checkd air filter and still will not run. has anyone run into this problem before if so i w...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L no throttle VIN: 4T1BE32K15
hi - vehicle towed in with no throttle response. checked archives and performed disconnecting battery, cleaning throttle valve & mass air flow sensor. still no throttle valve movement. with koeo valve does not move when pressing on gas pedal. is there any othe... Trouble codes: P2111 (throttle stuck open), P2112 (throttle stuck closed), P2102 (throttle actuator circuit high), P2103 (throttle actuator circuit low)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCA21COY
Hello everyone im replaseing the engine on this beetle, 1 manual says engine comes out thuogh the bottom side, and my other manual says it comes out the top side, any info would be appreciated very much.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWPD63B29
HELP VW TECH'S!! Our shop primarily a performance shop. My cousin has a VW Passat 1.8 Turbo. I replaced the head gasket, sent the head to the machine shop naturally to get pressure tested and surfaced. It came back good. I set the cams in correctly and chain t...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L cruise control VIN: 9BWGR61J14
vw manual has no pinpoint test concerning inop cruise control. wiring diagram is poor for diagnostic purposes. no problem found with wiring, brake switch replaced recently with no change. cruise control light goes on in dase with switch position in on. cruise ...

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L ABS module VIN: WAUDC68D0Y
The short story: It's the ABS module, replace it with a new or reman unit. This is a very common problem with VW's as well. You will need [...] recode the module. Charge 2.0 hrs r&r plus coding fee. The summary of all 24 replies: Only one person said it was th...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Charging VIN: WBANA73514
Thanks for the help on this one. I gave up and am adviseing customer to take it to the dealer. I was able to determine that it was charging, but something on the engine was intermitantly coming on and draining the battery. As long as I disconnected the battery...
2006 Cadillac STS 3.6L Front Brakes VIN: 1G6DW67736
Thanks for all the replies and help. Sorry it took so long for the response. It was the lower control arm bushings that were crunching during braking. Replaced bushings with GM Lower Control Arm Repair Kit and all is well. Thanks again for all the replies.
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start VIN: 8976YUHJ89
first of all i would like to thank gm engineers because with alittle effort i manage to practically pull the entire fuse panel out of the engine compartment and was able to inspect all sides of it... backside of the ecm b fuse looked good... so i crimped the...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13W21
All the tips were helpful thanks to everybody but it was a bad booster
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S14
diagnostics showed that the throttle body was bad customer has aftermarket warrenty co. so it went back to dealership Trouble codes: P0068 (map/maf-throttle position airflow correlation), P0128 (coolant thermostat), P0172 (fuel system too rich bank 1).
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L oil pump VIN: 1GNEK13Z94
Thank you to everyone who replied.I apolgize for not responding sooner,but i knew there had to be more to this then having to use synthetic oil.with the -20 and -30 temps we just had last week the answer was there. after having another 5.3 come in for no oil p...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L overdrive solenoid VIN: 1B7FL26X8N
Hey, guys. Gotta end this one with a summary. I got a lot of good advice and useful information from other members, and I thank everyone who responded. Here's the deal: I work in a German car repair shop. I don't have access to a DRB. What we do have, gatherin...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L No pressure VIN: 1B4HS28N3Y
Sorry guy's it took so long for the Respond. Turnout the transmission shop some how forgot to install the bolts for the pump. They just send a new unit last week and so far so good. Thanks for all the input.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Engine VIN: 3D7KU28C43
Hey sorry it took so long to close i have ben busy. I did a balance test and checked return flow and found two injectors were bad. we exchanged the bad injectors and i re torqued all injector lines. noise is gone. Thanks all for the help
2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C85
I did check the timing belt this morning and it was missing some teeth. I should have known but it was a rough week last week and i was getting frustrated. the dealer declined the work and is going to send the car back to auction. Thank you to everyone that re... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank misallignment).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Thank you to all that replied to my post. General consensis was that 90MA draw should not kill a battery in one week, however 50MA was considered more in line with other Fords. Also if you interupt the PCM/ECM's path to 'sleep' mode in the 1st 45 min it will g...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
sorry for the delay,my computer went down for a while.I received lots of replies thank to those who took the time to read my post,some suggested to checked wiring to anti-theft system which i did twice.others to try to program two new keys this part i was not ... Trouble codes: B1260.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L acc delay relay VIN: 1FTNX21L81
Many Thanks for all the help, the problem has not reoccurred. the truck has no evidence of moisture at the gem, I believe the probability of of a short in the fuse panel is the problem, as soon as I can get him to part the truck I will post the fix, Thanks...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L whistle noise underhood VIN: 1FTPW14575
sorry it took so long to close everyone. i wanted to make sure the truck is fixed. 2 weeks ago i replaced the alternator on the truck. i drove it around and the customer has been driving it since and the noise is gone. wierd noise (steady whistle), not one th...
2004 GMC C6500 7.2L forward gears VIN: 1JD56C1C64
it turned out to be a defective selector range switch and that fixed up the forward gears thank you to every one for their replys
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK231X4
Thank you for all that replied. The fix wound up being a small hose at the fuel sender/module sucking air. Repaired the hose and reinstalled tank. Truck is operating normally now.Thanks again for the helpful replies. Mike
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Engine VIN: 1GKDT13594
Thanks to everybody who replyed. I replaced all lifters on that truck,which took care of the problem.
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks VIN: 1HGCG6671X
well after much banging head into the wall, stearing and wireing diagrams and flow charts i stumbled across the answer. It was diagnosed right the first time I just had created a slight short in the datalink wire ( the pink one) between the driverside and pas...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, LH bank dead VIN: 4S2DM58W02
Re-checked timing belt installation and cam timing - all OK. Customer didn't want to spend any more money so he put us on hold for now. Hope we get to finish what we started?? Thanks to all who sent replies. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder missfire).
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L pops out of 5th gear VIN: 1J4FY19S0W
Well, I replaced the bushing in shifter tower and the plastic bushing at the end of the shifter that goes into the selector shaft in the transmission and this didnt help. I pulled the transmission out and gave it back to the client and they got another reman...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S63
Thanks to all who replied. The PCM was faulty due to an internal grounding problem of the coil drivers. Although the coils were firing, the pcm saw a weak signal and shut down the injectors to 3,5, and 6. Installed a new computer had it flashed and all is well... Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil circit), P0355, P0356.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L SRS Light VIN: WDBJF83F42
Thanks for the many replies fellows. You must have the Tele Aid module present or the SRS light will come on, indicating a communication problem with Tele Aid. We verified this with another 210 chassis in the shop, but disconnecting the Tele Aid electronicall...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Unknown VIN: WBANFJUTHE
A special thanks to all who helped with this one... everyone nailed it with the front control arms... Replace both the control arms on the right side and noise is gone... Thanks again
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
replaced distributor assy and adjust vehicle timing
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1G3GR62C5S
ok, thanks for all of your replies. I decided to tackle this vehicle. I thought about taking your advise and rolling it into the lake but the customer wase'nt to excited about that idea. I did find a loose connecter at the back of the instrument light bar that...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Fuel smell VIN: 4S3BE63551
Hi all. First off, I want to thank all of you who took the time to respond. I should have stated that I had smoked this car the first time it came in, with no real results. We once again did check it with the Vacutech, no luck once again. The fuel neck ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
This car is fixed. Installed an OEM a/f ratio sensor from dealer. IATN has great info. on the correct voltage range of this type of sensor on its resource section. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0171 (too lean B1S1), P1133 (o2s bs1 ckt response fault).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRA21H2R
Thanks for the replies, wasn't a common ring on this one - some guys said water pump impeller/did not have an overheating problem - could see and feel the impeller with t-stat out/cast iron impeller - have to rule this out as a problem - we replaced the t-stat...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Thankyou everyone for your time. All of the replies I received were very helpful. A few suggestions revealed this cars ugly problem. After spraying some glass cleaner on the coil,it was obvious that the coil had an issue. Upon removal of the coil,two small cra... Trouble codes: P1649 (Powertrain data bus missing message from controller), P0422 (Main Catalyst bank 1 efficiency belo threshold).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWRC29M6X
hey everyone! Thanks for your help. What i did on this car was go ahead and replace the relay and the control module for the fans. we are far away from a dealer and even though the control module was expensive compared [...] the relay the customer gave us the ok...
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