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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine VIN: WBACG8329W
Engine was overheating vehicle came from other shop they put in stop leak and clogged cylinder head bent head coolant was entering cylinders got used head machined and cleaned installed head and still getting no compression on cylinder #1 and cylinder #4
2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54YX4
Sorry for long post on related repair history but as you can see I am chasing my tail on this one second request for help in 2 years since being with iatn, give me a hand,guys and gals that is the first request the second is ,firing order is confusing to me ,i... Trouble codes: P0300, B
1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, VIN: 1GCFK24K3M
vehicle when cold feel a missfire but very few quick hit or two. after 30 seconds runs good. drove 18 miles no problems. next day drove again and warmed up 205 temp 9miles under load starts popping back thru intake. no trouble codes integrater and block learn ...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN54TXP
vehicle surges intermittly at idle and stalls.and sets code 44 exhaust too lean. Crank sensor, O2 sensor and AIS have been replaced. Fuel injectors cleaned. Vehicle runs normally otherwise. Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13WKV
Hi iATN members and thanks in advance for responding to my help. When vehicle is first started (Cold) and driven between 5 to 20 MPH,when you apply the brake, the pedal pulsates and you can hear the brake motor run for a second. This only happens 4 or 5 times ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L head/ tail lights VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
This vehicle came in to us with no headlights or tail lights. The running lights in the front come on with the switch but thats it. No highs or lows, no tails. When you have the switch turned on and try to use the turn signals you get a fast flash, just like w...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Headlights VIN: 2G1WX15K62
Hi fellows, This car intermittantly loses headlamps. I have never been able to duplicate. Has anyone had experiance with this and suggest the most likely problem? We replaced headlamp switch & relay with no success.
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GBFG15R62
I have a code for a c0065, (pump motor relay circuit open). I have not seen another post using this trouble code. When the engine is running the data stream for speed sensors are crazy. Jumping all over from -3400 mph to 255 mph. The mil lamp status is also os...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E12
Here we go folks, This Impala came in as a typical intermitent no crank, security light problem, I put a ignition sensor in and tried to relearn security, No good! Makes it through the first cycle and then light will not stop flashing from there, Further steps...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire, some exhaust smoke VIN: 1GCHK23192
customer complained about exhaust smoke. I noticed a slight misfire in gear and with light throttle. Vehicle has no codes. I can shut injectors off one at a time with scan tool and number two seems to have no change in rpm wiht injector off. Also notice number...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L wipers VIN: 2G1WF52E04
Hi fellow techs. I have this 04 impala with wipers that will not turn off ever since the wipers were turned on when there was ice on them. The wipers never ran when turned on with the ice on them but after the ice melted off the wiper will not turn off. I insp...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Driver Info Center VIN: 1GNEK13Z64
Hello! I am looking for the procedure to program the drivers information center so it will recognize the steering wheel controls. We installed a reman instrument cluster, and need the programming instructions. We have a Tech2, and have done this before, but ca...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L starter VIN: 2C4GP54L61
Hi Gang. The starter in this vehicle wants to stay engaged into the flywheel when starting the vehicle under 20 degrees F. I have confirmed this. It sits there and grinds the flywheel and sings. If you rev the vehicle lightly a few times you can slowly get it ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L turn signals and auto headlamps VIN: L95R530149
Customer complaint: with vehicle running and auto headlamps on, if you switch the turn signal on to the left or right in the front as soon as a position is chosen the headlamp for the turn signal position chosen will go out. (example) if the left turn signal i...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G2X
morning had this caravan friday. codes P0305, P1294 in memory. when i started and scanned it there was no misfire and idle was normal. let it run a while and came back and idle was around 1100 rpm and would not come down. IAC count was at 0 and requested was ... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl. 5), P1294 (target idle not reached)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HU18D24
Customer complained of ticking while lightly accelerating and at idle. Noise goes away at high RPM or when trans is engaged in drive or reverse. It sounds like it is coming from the lower rear of the engine and does not sound like lifter noise. I wanted to kno...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Starting
hey guys this is strange one and hope someone has seen this because in 15 yrs i havent has anyone seen a manual trans truck start buy just turning the key? we had truck in the shop today that after my tech flashed ecm he cycled the key and when he did (standin...
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP64W3H
Long post. This Thunderbird was recently purchased by customer. Has low miles. complaint was poor fuel economy. Found running rich (see data). Tested O2 sensor. It is steady at .9 volts plus or minus. will sweep good with vacuum leak or O2 added. Fuel pressur...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1ZVCT20A0P
Hello everybody, need some help with finding the cause of exesive body vibration on idle with loads on, when in drive or reverse. All mounts were replaced during testing, nothing really helped the condition. Performed ford TSB for body noise/vibration, which s...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30GXR
Symptoms: Random misfire "hiccup" at idle and steady throttle. RFI noise on every PCM pin. Both symptoms go away with MAP disconnected. This is not a MAF engine. I was called in to another shop to help on this one. This shop was the second professional to ta...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5340S
Replace failed converter at 100,000 miles May 2007, cleared code, no problem till again in December 2007 115,000 miles with same code and post 02 sensor reading .3-.5, once again in December 2008 returned code, repalced converter, code returned within 2 weeks.... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency code)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MLP sensor VIN: 1FMDU32XXV
I have this explorer that came to us w/ no shift. The scanner showed that the mlp wouldn't change. There was one inside the truck, so i installed this one (used). Ok now it will change when its pulled into drive it would show park. i could hold a little preasu...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Air Ride VIN: 1FMFU18LOV
Hey, I have a expedition here that has the rear suspension sagged. The compressor motor will not run. Have tested the rear height sensor with proper readings. Have checked and replaced the compressor relay. I have power and ground at the relay. With the key on...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L timing cover VIN: 2FMDA5142W
Hello there, I working on this ford windstar 3.8L and need to replace the timing cover for a leak. What i want to know is their a way to do this without pulling the engine. Or should i just bit the bullet and do it. THanks for your time.
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L alternator sensing circuit VIN: 1FDWE35S1Y
according to the wire diagram looks like I may have a bad/open ? wire between the alternator and the ignition switch. this vehicle has a voltmeter instead of a charge indicator light my wire diagram shows a resistor in the charge indicator/instrument cluster.....
2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L brake lights VIN: 1FA4B23JK1
This is a strange one, brake lites stay on. Brake switch is good (even tried a new one) Multifunction switch is good ( tried a new one) Wiring all seems ok. the only fuse that will put the brake lites out is the #1 underhood fuse for the rear wiper motor. I ch...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP55U14
Sold this car to regular customer. Ran great, good economy. He came back three weeks later, complaining of poor fuel economy: 23mpg, and a surge at idle. The car does surge just a tiny bit, at hot idle, maybe 25-50rpm. No codes, everything checks out...my Alld...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L cab heat VIN: 1FTSW31P64
this is a fleet truck in fairbanks alaska where we experience extreme cold weather. the customer complain is heater system blows cold air at stop sign only after driving warmed up truck. the truck blows 140-150 at cruise or at high idle. drops to ice cold at s...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15EX5
has random misfire cold at idle,warm misfires on light acceleration. fuel pressure is a little high 70 psi and pulsating. long term fuel trim is at +10 %. we have replace two sets of spark plugs,wires and coils. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0316 (misfire detected on start up)
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L no speedo/tach VIN: 1GTEC19T4Y
customer came in complaint of no speedo or tach and the check engine light on.codes in system po740/po753/po785/1860 well we replaced the ign switch because we have known about the tsb on these.after replacing the ign switch harness all but one code po758 are ...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L starter VIN: 1GKEK63U01
customer came in complaining about noise when driving like starter is hitting flex plate at times. customer has already replaced starter and same problem. we went for a road test but could not duplicate noise. when i was shifting from drive to 3rd gear there w...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Runs hot VIN: 1HGCE1892V
Hi all have this 1997 Honda Accord with a overheating problem. Vehicle originally came in last Monday running hot. Checked out,vehicle was low on coolant. Pressure test found water pump leaking. Replace water pump,timing belt & thermostat.Customer took vehicle...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L srs VIN: JNKCA21A2X
car came in with srs light on,I tried to retrieve srs code using open door press dome light method, it flashes 3 seconds on and two seconds off meaning intermittent code and not retrievable.light goes out ,shipped car.car comes back ,srs light blinking now.try...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2LM58V9T
Hey Guys, I Have This Rodeo Customer Came In And Said It Stalled And Would Not Start Last Week.After Few Tries Started And Brought In To Me For Check Over Found No Problems, No Codes.Sent Her On Her Way.Friday Came In On Tow Truck As No Start.Checked For Codes... Trouble codes: P0101
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
Jeep in w/ overheating complaint. Replace relay at insp last year . Fan ran at that time. Customer says Jeep dealer replaced fan & relay 6 months before I replaced relay. Fan sounds fine but takes 70+amps to start spinning. Goes down to22-23amps to run. I don'...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L f15 in power distribution center VIN: 1J8GX48S63
I have a battery drain that is hard to pinpoint. It is on a 50 amp fuse F15 in the power distribution box. This then feeds eight fuses in the interior junction box. I reach a dead end at the interior junction box as to where the draw is. I know many Jeeps have...
2004 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FA39S74
Hi, This Jeep--with only 29k miles--has two problems which I believe may be related: It will idle smoothly, but once it gets up to 1500 rpms it begins to miss, and shake. Also, if we rev it up much faster it begins to "tick" under the valve cover--like it has ...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L speedometer VIN: KNADC12544
Hello, I have this car that came in and the check engine light was on, checked for codes and found speed sensor code P1500. Test drove and found speedometer not working and occasionly would jump up and down but mostly inop, I figured typical speed sensor probl...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Starting VIN: SALNY22283
I have a 2003 Freelander that the customer states has an occasional no start. we cannot duplicate the problem, always starts. When checking codes, found several that may be relevent. I get a fault code that says immobilisation ECU fault, key 2 - random code to...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
Hey guys, I have a Lincoln that failed the California smog check due to a mil lamp on & a code p0411(secondary air inj incorrect flow). I have verified that the pump is working & that the air injection diverter works & that the vac solenoid which supplies vacu... Trouble codes: P0411
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVGE22D1T
we did get this car after another shop worked on it and they installed a dist with cap rotor plugs and wires and a fuel filter to fix a no start issue. the customer told us the car ran for one day and then it died after that repair. the car runs fairly good no...
2002 Mazda B4000 DS 4.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4F4YR46E92
This problem is very intermittent but can be severe. As you are driving, at cruise speed, above 60 or 70 km/h, under slight acceleration, you experience a hesitation or cut out. This can be minor like a secondary missfire or quite harsh like the whole ignition...
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Suspension VIN: 1YVHP80C37
Mazda Tech.'s please help! I have a Mazda 6 in the shop that is not a Mazdaspeed, nor is it a touring model (vin [...]). Cust. states Mazda Dealer upgraded this modle and she purchased it new with these upgrades. It has 215/40/18 tires, and Mazdasp...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLJ70GBX
car towed in, will not start. (crankshaft postion sensor not the problem) found car not getting fuel. fuel pump running. car has plenty of fuel. found right side of tank empty. left side full of fuel. what sends the fuel from one side to another? Thanks, Jef...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Radio, Trans VIN: WDBJF65J91
My impression of the customer complaint. Car will not start at times(crank). When it does it goes to limp home. trans is in one gear radio asks for code and does not always able to code. She had the cell phone option removed and was told it was not installed c...
1995 Mercury Tracer 1.9L 30 amp fuel injection fuse VIN: 3MARM10J1R
Car came in on hook. Noticed no fuel pump or spark. Checked fuses and found 30 amp maxi fuse for fuel injection blown. Installed fuse holder with 20 amp ATO fuse. Car started and runs. Scanned codes and data. No codes stored and data looked normal. Printed off...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 3N1BB51D4Y
Car came in for blown ignition fuse, found shorted distributor condenser.Removed the condenser repleced a fuse car runs good.Thay piked the car.Did want to replace a distrubutor. After month thay tow in,I checked the car was running fine.Found code in a memory... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primery ignition system)
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L alignment VIN: 1N4BA41E17
This vehicle making us crazy any help would be great.we have aligned this vehicle on three different machines,in stalled new bfg tires,and can find no loose parts.at highway speeds we are getting a pull to the left,but the catch is under power we get a slight ...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L no start VIN: 1GHDT13W8W
we have intermitend tach singnal and no start at times. we have fuel pres.koeo 60psi win it starts it runs fine no problems. no codes or anything like that.some times it does start and stall.
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WJ14T7P
This car has a erratic idle. It will run rough and smell very rich and then smooth out and idle at a higher rpm.When it is running bad the map sensor goes up about a volt fuel trims go up to ST 174 LT 156.It apears all you have to do is touch the throtle a lit...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Blower control VIN: 1G2WP52K52
We are a Ford dealer and this loyal customer brought in his '02 Pontiac Grand Prix. I thought it would be an easy fix by replacing the blower speed controller on this manual climate control. It made no change. If you turn the blower off the headlights will t...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L amplifier VIN: YS3FB45S43
This saab 9-3 came in with a salvage yard amp installed under the drivers seat. the wiring had household wire nuts installed. I replaced the wiring connector with a useed pigtail we purchased from salvage unit.In replacing the connector the optical section of ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L right headlight VIN: YS3FB49S23
Have this saab here that doesn't want to cooperate. Right low and high beem does not work. Searched the archives and thought i found the problem but i cant find the filament moniter relay. Have gone thru all of shop-keys diagrams and component locater and not...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E83
Hi Folks, This is my brother's car. He lives in Amish country and is the only house on his road with electricity. This is the third weekend I've driven the hour and a half to try to fix this no start before we tow it 100 miles to my shop. About two months ago ... Trouble codes: 1260 (reset limpin mode)
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L head gaskets VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Does toyota still cover the blown headgaskets issues with the related engines and years. I have heard that they had been replacing headgaskets on 90-95 v6 motors and I wanted to know if this is still true.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT3VN39W4R
help 4 runner came in last thursday, wont start, checked all specifics, heard a little backfire from throttle chamber.pulled timing belt cover off passenger side cam was off about 5 teeth. installed hydraulic tensioner, reset cam no other interferance found. t...
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Lighting VIN: JT3HT05J5W
Hello this truck came in with interior lights on. checked drivers door switch and found the wire has .8 volts. traced wire back to body ecu pin 14 when this plug is disconected lights go out voltage stays. The wireing diag is confusing to me,looking for help. ...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R73
Customer states, while driving in snow storm the service engine light came on and the traction control, abs, stab light came on, after driving for a short distance the speedo and odometer stopped working. When the customer came to my shop the lights were on an... Trouble codes: P0500
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Reverse, 2-3 shift VIN: JTEHH20V60
Hi group: This RAV4 uses a U140F transmission. We did a transmission maintenance (change oil and filter); now the Reverse range and 2-3 shift is very strong. I determine to revise the control valve body but all seems normal. There weren´t particles in pan. No...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWPD63B6X
three days after replacing timming belt vehicle came back with poor idle &lack of accelleration. doubled ck timmim ng belt installation ok . ck for codes found 1545 code ,how could this be related to belt replacement? also how do i ck that system ,i can;t find... Trouble codes: 1545 (throttle control)

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L headlamps VIN: WAUED28D4X
This problem did happen to be caused by the multifunction switch after all. When we replaced the switch and tested for headlights we did not have the car running just in the accessory position. In this position the parking lights only will come on with this ve...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L heater core VIN: WAUJC68E43
Thanks for all the great responces, Andre [...] nailed it by saying Patience, patience, patience. what is possibly confused by thinking poor circulation was air in the system. by strapping the resevior as high as possible on the hood and massaging the heater...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBACB4310N
The relay was where it was supposed to be but it had a broken wire going to it so I wasnt getting a signal to it. After fixing the wiring everything was fine.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBADM634XX
It is a fix.Turned out to be a bad thermostat stuck open.Thanks again for all your healp and suggestions . Thomas. Trouble codes: 222 (Insufficient coolant temp. for closed loop fuel control.).
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L passkey decoder VIN: 1GIFP23T6L
Thanks to everyone that answered. In this case we had several problems. I thought that there was only problem since the car quit while running down the road. The first thing we did repair passkey wires at the lock cylinder, as well as tighten the classic loose...
1994 Chevrolet g30 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJH32K9R
Thanks to all for the help. The customer got very busy, and I only was able to try a few things. I backed the IAC out and the idle went up, new temp sensor no change. At least with the help from you guys I now know what its not. I will have to wait until the c...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L warning buzzer VIN: 2G1WF52E21
The main problem with the diagnosis here is the lack of theory and operation. Richard [...] hit the nail on the head. The left door speaker was bad. It is important to note: the bcm collects info from the various switches (key in, ign on, doo...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHC23113
I deemed this vehicle to be a lost cause and sent it down the road. The various computers would not communicate with my scanner because my 'brick was broke'. The VCI in my Snapon 2500 gave up the ghost. I'm watching eBay auctions to find a reasonable replac...
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Headlamps VIN: 1GCCS19H33
This vehicle is fixed. Thanks to todd, you were right on target. I disconnected the multifunction switch on the steering column and grounded the appropiate wires to the head lamps and they did light up. Therefore, I replaced the multifuncion switch and the DRL...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1G1AK55FX6
As stated earlier the vehicle went back to the dealer they claimed it was fixed with a flash update. When the vehicle was here I had checked the calibrations and they were up to date, however the complaint was very intermittent, iatn is sending me email tellin... Trouble codes: P1516, P2119, P2431, P2176.
2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L #5 fusible link VIN: 4C3AV42N1Y
Thanks too all who replied!!! The problem was with the EGR soleniod wiring harnes melted to the exhaust manifold. Apparently from a previous transmission removal the harnes was routed differently and the rest is history!!! We were having trouble downloading...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Starting VIN: 1B3ES46C0Y
Thanks to all who replied. Most responded that we check the wiring under the exhaust manifold. We didn't find anything conclusive and in the three weeks that we drove it the vehicle didn't act up at all. The customer decided to drive it and at htis point we...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L no throttle reponse VIN: 1B7MF33751
after installing a known good ecm and pcm seperatly the problem still persist. here in canada we do not have the right to repair as law yet and i have found out i maybe fighting encryptated(sic)codes at this time. truck is booked into the dealer and i will upd... Trouble codes: P0233.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD64203
The sprinter is fixed !!! Thanks to all who replied. We didn't find any air leaks in the fuel system. Performed the injector return flow test with 3/8 clear tubes( 6" long )as suggested and found three injectors that filled the tubes 3/4. Thats were we where a...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L runs lean and pings VIN: 1FVXU23X3R
i finally got someone to say something other than a air flow , i got suggestion for a air intake sensor the only sensor that was not check or change on this truck.on a cold day we finally had one i got some real odd readings off this , change out so far so g...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L camshaft synchronizer VIN: 1FAFP55U32
First, I want to tank everyone that replied to my request, there were a lot of great suggestions. It has taken awhile for my answers because our customer couldn't get her car back until now. One suggested we use our dual trace scope to sync up the cam sensor a...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSX31P34
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX14W15
thanks for all the replys.I did check all the spark plugs and all were ok.The noise was definately in the bottom end,piston/rod?At this point the customer is going to try and upgrade to a heavier duty truck.If he can't get a good trade he'll bring it back and ...
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation
intake manofold runner valve problem rod was not properly installed after the accident tanks to all for help
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Calipers VIN: 1GTHK23235
Thank-you all who replied, the problem turned out to be the right front brake hose as alot of you had indicated, I am not sure why both wheels were locked up though. We went ahead and replaced the other side after the one on the right,flushed the entire system...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG6653X
after trying swapping a few parts and nothing working. i started tracing wiring and found that the main relay was not reciving power from the fuse box, found broken red wire, that feeds from the fuse box to the main efi relay, car starts and shifter works perf...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2HBEJ8541X
Hi and thanks for the help, one of you was right about the ignition switch. We were missing power to the distributor when this would happen and it was getting worse as we had it in the shop. So we installed a new switch and all is good. Thanks again
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: J98VX7654R
again thx for all replies, i found the fuel pump it was underneath the car near rear diff was a bad fuel pump check connector for power there was power, took a hammer hit the pump and friend was cranking it suddenly the car started. replaced new fuel pump an...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2R
Due to the jeep being totally plowed in at this time. The costumer has not dug it out yet. With more snow on the way we may not see it again until spring. I'm going to give the IAC a try. Although we have replaced many of these for stalling, we have never ha...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Alarm VIN: 1JTG56D877
Thanks to all that replied.It was the rear glass sense switch just as Nathan and Reed suggested to pull on doors and windows to get alarm to go off.I had to pound lightly on the glass and the alarm went off.What happened at first was just pulling on the win...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, no comunication VIN: 1J4GW48SX1
well vehicle is fixed cause was gound pin in pcm connector bad replaced entire pcm connector all is well thanks for everyones help
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L unknown VIN: SALTY1241Y
Thank you for all the replies. The weather has been so bad locally for the last month. We have been in contact with the customer weekly, but they have been unable to leave it with us due to the weather- they delivery medicines to local hospitals and nursing ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L mil not present VIN: WDBDA28D8N
Thanks to all. It does not have a mil. California smog guys are all too worried about getting fined, sometimes it prevents us from dooing our job. Got a letter from the manufacture just to cover my a**. Sad this is what it has come to. Thanks Ken
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E0X
Thanks for all the help, and it was the pump. Checked current first, then voltage dropped the ground under load and was fine. I didn't damage lines, and made my tool.Next time though, change filter while pump is out. Trouble codes: P0173 (trim code Lt bank).
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Surge VIN: 1P4GH54R7P
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1P3EJ46X4V
thank to the five replies as tom & paul suggested i check ckp wires it was ok. as tim suggested i check cam sensor it was also ok. bill & earl had this one right as they suggested i recheck the timing marks readjusted timing marks correctly. it ran great and n... Trouble codes: P1391.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2WP52K2X
The M.A.P. sensor!I had got the car running by removing the converter but it was running extremly rich.The M.A.F.was reading O.K. E.C.T.was working correctly.O2 was reading rich .95 the injector on time was 20ms.at idle[way to high]Normally we are about 29.9 b...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZG5286V
thanks to all! most with the crank relearn, that i tryed with no luck. swaped injectors, new crank sensor, pulled the intake to check the gasket & the grounds while i was there.with no change. we finally decided it had to be the ecm & reluctantly getting the c... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Broken valve guides VIN: 5TENL42N92
I know that this help request was unusual. The cylinder head was replaced with all valves, springs and keepers. I also replaced the pistons and rings. I reused the connecting rod bearings as they showed normal wear. The broken valve cover and all tune related ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L abs connector VIN: 9BWPG61J01
car if fixed robert had the right tool number at a 1978/7a. baum wanted 115.00 dollers the dealer only wanted 54.00 but as it turned out my friend that is still at the audi dealer where i worked for 17 years lent me the old shop tool with just 1978/7 and it w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L system psi VIN: WVWSE61J12
Well, this vehicle isn't fixed yet, and it will be a few weeks before it is. Unusual case in that time is NOT of the essence, and the shop is very busy on other things. I'm very eager to tear into this one, but the time won't be there until later. My guess is ...
2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWDE61J75
I did a key re learn with the key in ignition and the car starts and runs fine. I want to thank all who came back with all the suggestions. This was a scarry one ! Now on with clutch job. Thanks~ mike [...] Trouble codes: P1570 (ecu blocked), 01176 (key not allowed), 01304 (radio no communication).
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LW61J0Y
Well,I drove the car to the dealer,40 miles away. It would buck if I cruised but accelerating would run smooth as could be. The replies were good. One said yea I probably popped the CPU,another said there pretty tough,maybe it was OK. Neal said the throttle sy... Trouble codes: P1614 (manufacturer controlled computer output circuit), P1670 (same as p1614).
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