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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L fuel VIN: JH4DC548X2
Hi group,I have this car(my own car and I can not fix it ! )2002 acura rsx,usually cold in am and if the car sits for few hours will not start.I have narrowed it down to no fuel.after a few tries the car starts and I can drives it with no problem.I have change...
1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L Brakes VIN: WAUHE58A1L
Hello Audi Techs. I have this wonderful audi, which when I apply the brakes are hard the first apply then on the second they operate, however the brake light comes on momentarily. I've found that the Hydroboost pressure switch is causing the light. Has anyone...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L pending code VIN: WBADD632XW
After replacing the O2 sensor, and then researching this on IATN (my first mistake), this has what seems to be the dreaded "honker valve" problem. Has a pending lean run code. Idles OK, but when I take off the oil fill cap, it starts to stumble. Not the loud h...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: XXXBW60041
Ok this is a weird one ... Car came in on a flatbed due to a massive coolant leak. Pressure tested system, and found coolant expansion tank and overflow nipple on the radiator leaking. Replaced expansion tank and overflow nipple on radiator, filled cooling s...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no acceleration VIN: WBAAM3335Y
Good afternoon BMW techs.I am having problems with this old 323i.The check engine light,traction control light and eml light are on.I have a continuous code 169,(motor drive throttle valve output stage cutoff after diagnosis fault).Alldata has no info for code...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGH83481
Replaced 2 hoses and the power steering res. because of leaks. Customer returned complaining that it's harder to steer than before. Rechecked all previous work and found no problems. Service writer went on a long test drive and at some point it was growling fr...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L reverse VIN: WBAFB33581
Hello and thanks for reading! We have this x5 that has no reverse, all forward gears are good! I have driven this truck to work a few times and on 1 occasion the check engine light came on and the warning screen displayed with" Transmission Failsafe" when this...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33482
Ok, I really need some info...thanks in advance. I have this 02 325i with 2.5l. It came in with top hose blown off at connection before radiator..has green coolant...so I pulled tstat and w/pump flushed engine and installed new waterpump with metal impeller, n...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L a/c control VIN: WBAGN63414
My personel car has an unusal a/c issue. When the ambient temperature is below 74 degrees the a/c unit performs normally. When the temp rises above that point the air out of the drivers vents begins to get warmer. When this happens the system automaticly adds ...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBXPA93466
Vehicle was in to do brakes. After completion of brake job we lowered vehicle (had been on the lift all day waiting for parts) and started it to drive it out of the shop. When we cranked (1-2 seconds of cranking) it up there was a loud bang and now we hear a m...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Stall VIN: WO6VR52ROW
good afternnon everyone, vehicle start abd runs for aout 45 secs, then stalls and wont restart. try to run for codes no communication with pcm. do have communcation with abs, airbag etc. vehicle sits over nite in shop or outside sit will not start. if u discon...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L fuel filling VIN: 1G6KY5491X
I replaced defective sending unit for fuel level. The vehicle will only take like 4 gallons at a time and the pump shuts off.The tank was not dropped in order to service the sending unit. Any suggestions would be helpful.
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L EFI Routing VIN: 1GCGC24R8T
I have not installed a CFI injector without first removing it and 'remembering'/marking where each injector fit into its respective port. I looked on Alldata, but cannot find a definative picture of how the injectors are routed. Is there a way to determine whi...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD55M9T
Thanks ahead of time for any help on this one. This vehical belongs to long time customer. Car came in about 6 months ago with p0141 code for bank 1 sensor 2 heater circuit problem. We did the diagnoistic tests that alldata supplied and replaced o2 sensor with... Trouble codes: P0141
1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GBEK19R1W
I'm not a brake man. I generally do electrical work but this one was dropped in my hands while repairing some electrical faults. I know these trucks have a soft pedal but this one is almost to the floor. We adjusted the brakes and did a bleed on the system. It...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
drives fine and acceleration is good, customer says it will act like fuel running out after long drive.(100+miles) Then will start to sputter, they shut it off for about 20 min. and starts up and goes till it happens again, and again. This is difficult to sa...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GCHK23284
ok duramax guys, have a 2004 chevy k2500hd with 6.6l diesel. customer says that vehicle will suddenly lerch foreward while idleing in gear with foot an brake pedal. states vehicle has done this several times over the past few months. no service engine light o...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L gauges VIN: 1G1JC12F04
both speedo and tach register 6000 rpm key on engine off or running speedo 40-60 mph anytime jumps occasionally all other gauges ok temp,charging fuel level
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Limp In Mode VIN: 1C3EL46X6I
Greetings Chrysler Surgions! This well maintained Sebring came in in Limp Mode. Scan data reveals P0605D with Genisys 3.0. Checked voltages to computer, all are withing spec. When I attempt to perform the TCM check with the Genisys, it tells me that the transm...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L ses VIN: 1B4GP44R3V
vehicle will not allow me to clear service codes tried two different scanners no help. the service engine soon light does not illuminate koeo but it comes on when engine is running. Trouble codes: P0442
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, backfire VIN: 1B7HF13Z11
intermittently, sometimes only every few days and sometimes several times a day on acceleration from a stop the vehicle simply wont go up until 80% throttle then it will take off. when its hesitating you can hear backfires in the intake. we duplicated symptoms...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18D93
Customer says this truck died in flight. It will not start. No codes, good fuel pressure. TPS one min volts .51. TPS one volts .88. TPS two min volt 4.53 TPS two volts 4.18. Genisys shows cam and crank sensors out of sync when cranking. Good noid light for abo...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N54
This truck will come complaining of not starting. Found a blown ASD relay fuse. Installed a new one. The first couple of times, it ran for 2-10 minutes, and blowed again. Put in another one, then no problems. Customer took truck home, and it lasted for a month...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14J5P
hello all i have a 93 escort giving me a fit.the car intermittently stalls and has a no start.when it does it ,it dont give me much time to check things.i do know that it keeps spark and fuel pressure.the injector pulse gets week during no start.voltage stays,...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
i am helping out a coworker on his own personal truck. 3 years ago the cat was coming apart so he hollowed it out. had no problems with codes or drivability. the heads cracked and he replaced the heads with heads from a 2000 ranger with auto trans. he matched ... Trouble codes: 332 (insufficient egr flow)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L motor VIN: 1FMDU32X2T
Hey fellows in dire need of help. I havent worked on many abs systems, but i have learned plenty on this one. Problem: while stopping abs motor is engaged everytime. You do have to have a little speed. checked: scan codes c1198,c1194,c1214,c1210,c1206,c120...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L interior lights.message centre VIN: 1FMZU35P1W
this vehicle has had an intermitant problem for about one year.the customer explained that she can drive home with no problems-everything working ok but when she starts the car the next day the message centre is not working.fuse #36 is blown.she can put a new ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Does anyone know if I can obtain the seals where the intake manifold runner control shaft goes into the lower intake manifold. I have a vacuum leak at these seals and the dealer says I have to buy the complete lower intake manifold assy. This is the shaft , on... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5146Y
Every time the vehicle goes thru a puddle on the right hand side of the vehicle, it stalls. Restart is usually within a minute or two. Vehicle runs fine in dry weather. No codes are set. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA55431
Hi Guys, i got this 2001 ford windstar came in with big misfire & code 301 & runing very rough, Did A complete tune up carbon clean the intake & fuel using motorvac,engine runs great now & no problem,customer pick it up & brought back the next day & its hesita...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L left axle seal VIN: 1FMZU73W02
Hello all, Have this explorer came in with a left rear axle seal leaking. Remove axle, replace seal.. vehicle returned in a few days leaking. Found updated seal from Ford, removed ring from axle and replaced seal, using ford seal driver. Returned leaking. Repl...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Power sliding door VIN: 2FMZA56473
Good Morning I have a 03 windstar with problems in both power sliders. Left door will unlatch with switch but won't open automatically. No codes in LPSDM. Right door won't unlatch with any switches but will open when outside handle is used but when closing it...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71W13
This car will loose Cyl #2 Injector pulse a few seconds after start up. Wiring integrity, #2 coil and fuel inj. have been replaced. Ecm has been changed with known good one. Cam and crank signals have been scoped and check good. grounds and power have been che... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl. 2 missfire), P0352 (Ig. coil b fault)
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L shift er VIN: 1FTNPX1455
this truck will not shift from park when sitting overnite until the brake pedal is held down for at least 454 seconds i have tested the brake light switch and looked at the the shift interlock solenod adjusted shifter cable and checked for tsb any help or co...
2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W95
man, I tough I had this one done but it came back to haunt me. This truck first came in for a miss on #1 but after driving it for a while I found out that at time it would hardly move itself out of it's own way.So, I checked the fuel pressure, it was very erra... Trouble codes: P0301, P0175
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSF21P25
Thank you in advance for all reading this. This truck was brought to us with the complaint of no start hot. It was low on engine oil and it was dirty. We changed oil and filter, problem persisted. DTC p2291 (ICP too low engine cranking), Pids 350-375 psi and i...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP31N67
Car idles at 1200 rpm hot. desires rpm is 688 IAC works, checked duty cycle with Modis, says 10% and thats what the scanner says, jumps to 30% when throttle opened, hangs at a high idle for a bit, then back down to 10%. upplugged IAC and idle did not change. F... Trouble codes: P0507 (IAC system rpm above expected)
1984 Honda Civic 1.5L Stall VIN: JHMAK5430E
Car starts, runs for about 3-4 minutes. At idle, will lose dwell (using dwell meter to check) and die. If RPM held above 2000, will run fine. Tach needle will jump to 3-4K rpm frequently, tho. If dropped to idle, will idle for about 20 sec., then lose spark & ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L shifting, VIN: 1HGCG165XW
when i unhook pcm i can manually shift up through the gears with no slippage. can i test pcm without swapping?? can i disable immoblizer to test w/ used pcm?(no key)i don't want to pay honda if the pcm isn't the fault...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
hello gents i have a honda odyssey driving me to an early grave,i have went through 9 pages of all data's testing.tests concluded cut valve was no good, as well as the solenoid near the canister,found an aftermarket gas cap on vehicle when it rolled in, great ... Trouble codes: P1456
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L speedo VIN: 2HKRL18691
I have a speedo head that will not read after having the dash apart to repair other problems the trans shifts fine the scanner shows speed signal ck the wiring going into the cluster looks fine traced wiring down dont see any thing broke is there a reprogram f...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L temp control VIN: SAJNX2743S
Thanks in advance to all who help us on these crazy cars!..The heater on this car will blow hot air to the defrost and side vents, but dumps cold air thru the floor vents and center dash vents, irregardless to which position is selected, defrost, auto, etc. Sh...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48N04
this jeep is driving me crazy!!!car runs great untill it stalls.when it stalls scantool ckp sensor counts continue to count coils continue to fire asd stays on fuel pump continues to run and will not let clear dtc's because it thinks engine is still running!!!... Trouble codes: P0320, P1299
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1244X
Hello all, this rover is giveing me the blues. Towed in for no start. Started up of course, drove into bay. Found intermitantly would loose check engine light and would not start. check engine light would flash or dimm out in time with relays under pass side d...
1997 Mazda MX-6 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1GD3113J
Have a mazda mx6 giving us some trouble. Car came in initially for stall with crank no start found power on both wires to ignitor with key on excessively corroded cap and wires, no spark from coil and no noid. Did full tune with reman distributor, car ran for ...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 2-3 shift VIN: JM1BJ2227X
hi techs,I need a helping hand here.the car came in with no shift.customer said that trans shop overhall the trans.they install new selenoid set.when the car went for test drive still no shift.when it came to our shop we scann it and it had code p0767 and p010...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L tires monitor VIN: WDBNG75J54
This car came to us after they replace the tires, they went from 17" to 18" zise wheels. i conected it to the star system and i find a problem with the left tire sensor so we replace it and reset the light but the light came back. i dont know if we have to do ...
2000 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4M2XV12T3Y
hello fellers, thanks in advance for ideas ORIGINAL COMPLAINT- ROUGH IDLE/STALLING Previous tech had installed cap, rotor, plugs, wires, cleaned dirt from distributor. Came back w/ same problem. tech installed IAC motor. Came back- same problem, I get van and ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U91
ive got a mercury sable that came in with cel on with a p0300 stored. test drove vehicle to verify and it did miss under load. performed tune up and that cleared up problem. now when started cold, i have a missfire/stumble that goes away after approx 1 min. st... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MEFM55S44
We recently replaced the tires on this vehicle. The tires came with p215/60r16 Conti tourning all season, we installed p215/60r16 conti pro tires. We also performed a transmission service, installed mercon V fluid. We also did a 3m fuel system cleaning, 3 part...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L transfer case VIN: JA4GJ51S3K
when transfer case is in 4x4 wheel drive, it makes no noise, but when the transfer case is in 2wd, wheel lock light is on all the time. when you go on a test drive at about 15 mph it tries to go into 4x4 and has grinding noise then clunks, but when you take th...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L crankshaft pulley VIN: 4A3AK44Y7T
thanks in advance for any help you may have. customer requested that we install a new crankshaft pulley and alt belt. the pulley had a chunk broken off causing th alt belt to fail. i replaced the pulley and belt and sent it home. customer returned because he h...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AX35G1T
hello, i have a 1996 mitsubishi eclipse spyder gs towed into the shop for a no start i'm not too good with these pupps but i said what the hack... tried the basic i have fuel and injector power & trigger but no spark. i have power to both coils,& if i hook up ...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G3HN53C8L
Hi all this one has me stumped.It started when i changed a bad harmonic balancer,2 weeks later,first crank sensor,car would go for an hour or two then would die. now it wont run more than 45 min.let it cool off over night it starts up. checked cam magnets thie...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C4V
This car is one of those that doesn't want to leave. Plugs and wires were replaced for arcing out, that repaired the miss under load, but now I had lean codes. That turned out to be the plenum gaskets, but that's where the problem started. The first set of gas... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L clutch VIN: ZAMBC38A34
This is a shot in the dark here, hoping someone has seen something like this on a rather unusual car. This car has an electronically controled manual trans and clutch system which does all the shifting and clutch engagement automaticly as you drive...The probl...
1999 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES4C4XT
hi we have this neon that will not energize the fuel pump.if we put 12v & ground it will start & run until you cycle the key off then will not start again until manually power up the pump. all grounds are good and no bad or corroded connections,new asd relay,h... Trouble codes: P1388
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G2WP5215W
have 3.8 supercharged grand prix with 2-channel fuel pump cicruit. originally car would start and run for a couple of seconds and then die. you can hear fuel pump shut off, then car dies shortly there after. bypassed the resistor with paper clip and car starte...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L steering gear VIN: 1G2HX54K12
Hi Everyone: I have this Bonneville when driving on road and go to turn left like on a curve on the highway the vehicle will feel like you just jerked the steering hard left.This happens at about 1/4 of the way through rotation on curve and it is a sudden pull...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Raer defogger VIN: 1G2JB12442
The rear fogger on this car is not working. I have checked all the wiring, switch, etc. I do not have battery voltage at the A terminal (orange wire, circuit 1340)at the switch connector. I have batt voltage at the fuse and out of the fuse box. I have a Mitche...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N81
the customer brought the car back for a test. I found a freeze frame MAF reading of only 40 at 2500RPM with pedal to the floor from 1500 RPM. There was a lean misfire from 2500 to 3500, then MAF started coming up, but not anywhere near enough. The contributors... Trouble codes: P1136 (Lean adaptation).
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEU33485
After lifting this all wheel drive on the lift and watching the right rear axle vibrate with excessive movement..we were sure rebuilding the axle would take care of the vibration under acceleration issue...not so grasshopper! After proper inspection of the ot...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Engine VIN: 1G6DM57774
Sorry for the delay, had good responses. General consensus and research leads to the most likely probability of bent valves. Informed customer and some investigating with GM as far as parts. A GM rebuild or new engine is not available. With the chain proble...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G1JC5446N
Thanks for all the responses, tried them all. Fuel press good, leak down test good, borrowed Snap on scanner. It communicated, no codes, flashed 12 on MIL 3 times. Checked grounds good, found bare hot wire going into fuse link at starter, but no blown fuse lin...
1998 Chevrolet P35 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G347BRR4P
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L over heating VIN: 1GN0717M0X
well guys thanks for all the replies. yes,it was the head gaskets. i really didn't want to hear that but, had to get customer van back to them. they have owned it about 5 years and had no engine work done but, this had been patched in the past. onnce again tha...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L engine
First off i want to thank everyone who took the time to try to help. The vibration turned out to be the convertor go figure!seems they have had a run of bad remans lately. This took awhile to close because it was my own truck i am sure everyone who does this f...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Every one was close it was the passlock sensor that failed replaced and did the relearn procedure 2 freakin times before it caught. Truck Started and ran good for three days then it wouldn't start and the light was flashing again thought oh crap another sensor...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L shift solenoid VIN: 1GCJK33G91
Well it seems that I must have fixed the vehicle because I haven't heard back from them yet. I added the 2 qts of fluid and cleared the code that Steve, Kelly and Ross suggested. I also checked the prndl switch that Ed and several others suggested and it did h...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Engine VIN: 1G1ND52J43
Hey Guy's As in my request, I stated that I had drained the oil and cranked engine to bleed-off lifters it just took a while longer than I thought it should (cranked 15 seconds let sit 2 min.) and repeated about 10 or so times, compression came back, re-filled...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L speedometer VIN: 1GCEK14T74
thank you to all of you guys that replied the response i got was over whelming.the majority of responses stated that dealers had extended the warranty to 70,000 but this one was over 90,000,so that ruled it out.i have priced the head from advanced auto electro...
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1C3EL45X75
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L radio VIN: 1B7FL26X4N
12 of 13 replied replace it, I did with a used radio from e-bay seller discountoemradios, newer radio more features 25 bucks!! they paid shipping, 2 day service. Wife happy, thanks. Dave
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Headlamp Switch VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
I was able to find the right switch in a junk yard. Thanks for the help.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
Thanks to evertone that replied to my request! For now, the customer needed the car back, but before she took it there was something going on with the cooling fans when it was idling, they would come on and go off rapidly. While monitoring the ECT temp. #'s wo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
Everyone had some good info but I haven't been able to try any of them because I found some additional problems that need addressing before I can continue. I'm dealing with a customer that's out of state so we play phone tag a lot. Thanks to all. Will update t...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PO174 VIN: 2FMZA524XY
Thanks to those who responded. I did an injector drop test on it and found a clogged injector on bank 2. I didn't really want to have to do that as my scanner doesn't have that ability for Fords and I had to do it manually. Naturally all 3 of the locks broke o... Trouble codes: P0174.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Output Sensor code VIN: 1FTNF21L31
I never did get to look further at this truck as it is used as a work truck and for plowing. I recieved a few very good responses,however ,none of the responses mentioned the flashing amber "OD OFF" lamp on the trans selector stalk.I do not know what that fla...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L no inst cluster VIN: 1FMYU0411K
After attemps to reboot the cluster by unhooking the battery and touching them together. I called my local speedo shop that rebuilds clusters. I brought them the whole car and they had it fixed within an hour. They said they had to replace a board on the back ...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L all power windows inop. VIN: 1FMZU73K94
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L High Pressure Oil Pump VIN: 1FTNX21P24
I appreciate the replies. Never did connect with Ford Tech Support. Never received reply from Ford Service Mgr. I replaced the pump. Did not find the ball up top nor in the lifter valley below. Customer opted not to pull oil pan due to the additional cost...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signals VIN: 1HGCB715XM
Sorry for the late close,car is fixed,turn signal switch did the job,thank for all the help. Jim
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01P82
we replaced all 8 coils and fixed the problem. thanks for everyones intel. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0306-), P0306.
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29SOR
Well as suggested it came down to pulling the trans and transfer case to determine what was causing the sensor to test bad when vehicle was moving. the customer declined the R&I for the vehicle and towed it away. He is going to replace the flywheel with his br... Trouble codes: 11 (No crank reference while cranking), 41 (Generator field not switching properly).
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Interior Lights VIN: 1J8G868JX4
Fixed this today. I checked the left rear quarter and upon unplugging the roof loom the short was gone. I then knew the short must be in the roof lining so when on the hunt fo it. Ended up being a pinch in the wire of the drivers side sun visor (power to the ...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8Y
this one is fix.thank you kenneth,johnny,enrique and kenyon.checking the grounds at the computer terminals i found a bad ground #30/E03 and trace it to what enrique sugested ground EE. in the back of the intake manifold; by the supporting bracket and the powe... Trouble codes: P1135, P1155.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Battery VIN: WDB2100701
Hi dear friends, finally i catch the draw with the help of Juan [...] from Chicago, he has experience same problem in another cars, problem was the alarm siren, i have a code on pse neumatic system about siren alarm not installed or incorrect coded, i change c...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3CF44E3P
hey guys , thanks for all the help. Especially Paul for Pennsylvania. Short to ground on the Ecm control wire that powers up cylinders 2&3. Thanks again for all of the posts. Hope I can help you guys in the future. Kevin
1988 Other European MULSAINE .0L front brakes VIN: SCBZ502B8J
Thank you to everyone who sent me phone numbers of dealers. I wish there was a good aftermarket source out there, but there isn't. I was able to cross the front pads to a bd330 part number and order it through my local carquest, who thought I was nuts when I...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1P4GP44G5W
thanks to those who replied, no it is normally not necessary to remove the rail to get the plenum off. we had done this to easier facilitate removal of rear valve cover and plenum without breaking or damaging anything in the process. yes, it somewhat backf...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T1Y
Replaced fuel pump car responds alot faster, Customer doesnt want to fix bad cat. Vehicle runs better than before but it will need a new cat (Explained to customer that the cat will only get worse to the point were it wont start). Still didnt want to replace c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire.), P1171 (Lean condition on acceleration.).
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WA607P1AB2
this one is fixed,thanks thanks for the help guys.i did try a second key before going on with further diag.the left side fuel pump which i now know is the main pump was faulty.very little info on these porsches.was using vw touarage and audi Q7 wiring diagrams...
2008 Scion tc 2.4L wheel bearing VIN: JTKDE16708
I got this one finished. Had 1 response, thank you greg @ Stellar automotive in Tulsa. The bearing replacement was a routine job, the axle nut torque was 159 Ft lbs. I charged 2 hours labor, which seemed right. thank you all.
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: I DO NOT H
well that was fun.took front off and upper & lower intake off,oil was coming out of left front corner of head from the dye trail we found.we could see it coming from on top of the cyl head gasket so we knew leak was between head & gasket.rear seals,cam covers ...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
Thank you for the quick responses. Although the replies were mixed, the general concensus was to replace both cats due to the fact the sensors are situated where they cannot identify which cat is bad. Both cats have been replaced and car is fine. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JTEGD21A73
Replies recommended calling Timecert tech support and that was the answer I needed. They sold me kit #2200 and it worked like a charm. Long reach drill, tap and inserter. 1st class kit for $400. Toyota should install these from the start. Repair after th...
2008 Scion tC Spec 2.4L Air Bag Light VIN: JTKDE16738
Ok, this one is ready for paint now!!! Out of the years I have been doing airbag diagnostics, this one was weird. First, Jerold told me to go into power train section and clear all codes, this did clear the light. After this I drove down the road and after 2 o...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L unknown VIN: VWCA21C7XM
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L radio VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Thanks to those who replied, Removing the radio assy found a blown fuse located in the rear of the radio unit. replaced fuse radio now functions mike
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M0Y
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. like most everybody suggested even if there's a specific problem on the valve body; the damage and debris is all over the trans; so trans replacent w/rebuilt unit is imminent. we will probably open it up here ...
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