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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L overheat VIN: WBABK7321T
this one came in overheated found thatlower hose cold upper hot. thought do the easiest fix first thermostat. did not flow still found the water pump impeller was no longer atached replaced the pump and still the vechical overheats. have tested and retested fo...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L starter motor VIN: WBACC0329V
How do you remove starter from vehicle.Book time is pretty sad. Do you have to drop down transmission. How much time should be charged customer if bolts not seized.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L cooling VIN: WBAGH8331X
Ok guys this one is killing me.There is an aluminum plate inbetween the bellhousing and engine that is moutned to the engine.It has a slow leak,i have replaced the gasket numerous times,i replaced the aluminum plate once and still leaking.Was wondering if any ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L left front window VIN: WBADM5346Y
Hello BMW Techs The left front window on this car, does not have the one touch feature on the up position, on the down position works fine,we initialize it but it will not take it, also try a brand new switch and does not make any difference. Please advise wha...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L srs system VIN: WBAGN63403
Hello to all again! We have a 2003 BMW 745iL in the shop, came in for broken rf window regulator, customer asked us to check out why airbag light is on as well. To top it off, while customer was driving to our shop, the car died on him while making a turn. Car...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB53544
Hi, This X5 came in from another shop. It was driven around, parked and then would not start. When we got it the battery was dead. After charging the battery and checking codes the engine would crank but not start. Fuel pressure was checked and spark also. It ... Trouble codes: 2737 (ews 3.3 anti-tampering protection), 277C, 2862 (Varible valave gear- voltage supply pwr output stage bank1), 2863 (Varible valave gear- voltage supply pwr output stage bank2)
1954 Buick special 325CID missing vacuum lines VIN: 4NOTAVILAB
guys i need a little help,i'm working on a resto job,and whom ever started on this cut the vacuum lines off,and the shop manual does not have a vacuum diagram in it,so if any body has one or knows where i can get one,it would make an older guy that owns this c...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y9X
Hi im Doug.Have this 99 Deville car towed to me for a no start.Verifyed and noticed the info center flashing 3 messages,1)theft system problem,2)car may not restart,3)service air bag and the PRND321 is flashing.Plugged in two different scanners and both say no...
2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L readiness monitor VIN: 1G6KF57983
Hi everyone, We had this 2003 Cadillac in a few weeks ago with a p0420 code. We installed a new catalytic converter and rear o2 sensor. The customer was in a hurry at the time, so we cleared the code and explained to him to drive the car for a week and come b...
1985 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GJE67W0F7
mil on always, checked pcm unable to read data or pull codes. performed trouble tree diagnostics and found prom the problem. unable to locate any proms either updated to speed density or standard mass air operation. does anybody have a prom or car lying around...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start
I have a 1996 Suburban that has NO injector pulse. It shows crank signal in RPM parameter on my Snap On scanner. There are no DTCs. The problem is intermittent. I was about to send the car home and it quit starting. It starts and runs fine with a shot of carb ...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12M1X
I am getting no injector pulse. Spark is fine. Power to injectors is fine. Checked the theft deterrent system. Key pellet resistance reads the same at connector below dash when insterted into lock cylinder. Hz reading to pcm 49HZ from TDM. All grounds ...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Dome Light VIN: 1GNDM19W4X
Hello fellow techs. I have here a 1999 Chevy Astro Van that has an issue with the interior dome light remaining on. This vehicle has a factor installed remote keyless entry system. I do not have a Tech2 so my diagnostic capabilities for accessing Body functio...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W8X
Hey guys, here we go again. I have a vehicle in that has the check engine light on. I have checked the codes and it showed PO300, random misfire. I have done a tune-up which included, cap, rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter and air filter. I have also cleaned th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L engine VIN: 1GBGC34R6Y
when veh is cold runs great after warmed up and engine at idle still ok rev the engine and you lose rpm's note veh dose not have to be drivin. any help would be great thank you
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L abs VIN: 1GCJK3315F
abs motor runs all the time
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Alternator VIN: 1G1YY32GS1
Alternator stops charging intermittently. Monitoring battery voltage while driving shows alternator not charging for a few seconds at a time. We have only experienced a complete failure of charging for [...] only a few times. When it was NOT charging the i...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on, LEAKING FUEL VIN: 1GCEC14X03
after running truck for an hour we couldnt get it to leak- so after check on scanner found it was not venting and the purge sol was 0%. i put an aftermarket fuel pump in and think it is possible that the pressure sensor is part of it that could be bad. not sur... Trouble codes: 455 (evap large leak)
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNFK16Z54
this suburban intermittently has a hesitation, usually happens from a dead stop, this thing will fall flat on its face then take off a second later and run fine, there are no codes, fuel pressure is ok, and so is regulator, throttle body is clean,this thing ru...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, No Power VIN: 1GNET16S34
Here we go again. Got this Trailblazer thats giving me fits. Came in with a complaint of no power. Test drove and verified. Engine won't rev past 4500rpm in any gear. will run interstate speeds if you give it enough time. Pulled code and found P0014. Found inf... Trouble codes: P0014 (Cam Actuator), P0300 (Misfire), P0171 (B1 Lean)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G21W53664
customer had car towed to my house for running very badly. after checking out found misfire on cylinders 1, 3, 5,. 5 cylinder all the time and 1 and 3 under load. swap plugs and wires around no change spark good on all cylinders. pulled intake and check inject... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GKEK63U94
this vehicle has dual zone hvac when first started everything works fine about 2 minutes in the driver side goes to hot and stays until you cycle the key the pass side works fine all the time no codes i know the early models have had problems with control head...
2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Keyless Entry VIN: 2C3KA63H66
The owner has 3 keys(with fobs included) all 3 started acting up at the same time. They only work very intermittently, most of the time they are inop completely, but no problem starting car. I have programmed 1 new key with the same results, I have also replac...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Stall VIN: 1B7MC33D8W
ok i dont know ahole lot about diesel motors but this truck runs great down the road .sometimes not all the time,it knocks off at idle,it will idle real low then when up put in gear move alittlebit and come to a stop it knocks off.the fuel filter gets changed ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7KF23Z7W
thanks in advance for any advise/hints on this...we have a 98 ram 2500 4wd that came in with a shift problem. customer states that when they try to pull away from a stop, the transmission will not shift. road tested and verified complaint. no 1-2 shift. scanne...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L RPM races up VIN: 3B7KF2666W
98 Dodge Diesel will start to idle up on its own without any throttle input. When it occurs, charging system is at 14 volts, at gauge, at battery and on scan tool BUT the ECM battery volts, on the scan tool, reads up to 22volts and climbs to 30 volts!! At that... Trouble codes: P0388, P0123, P0606, P0113, P0121, P0563
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46J55
I thought I had this one fixed... MOD has very little information on this code, and my scan tool will not allow me to activate the pump. Instead, I connected my scope to the system to monitor it in action. I connected one channel to the relay control at the E... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Injection--Excess/Insufficient Air Flow)
2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDXPF44567
need help on this one first time it came in i check it for codes had 2047 f.r.p. and 2359 charge press. control boost ,2510 boost press control . test drove and it was fine .pressures read fine on data stream. let cust. take it. o bye the way this truck huals ... Trouble codes: 3121 (cat.converter temp. signal), 2051 (fuel press. sensor max press. exceeded), 2047 (fuel rail pres. volume control monteringmax press. exceeded)
1991 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDA31X3M
We have had a continual problem with the rear anti-lock light coming on intermittently and also constant. We have replaced the abs module twice and also cleaned all connections. With this being a 91 the diagnostic capability is very limited. Who's got answers?
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Unknown VIN: IFMDV34G0V
trans shifts while testing on lifts, but when on the ground no change gear and makes wooing noise come from front of the vehical,,,resently changed 4x4 to regular trans
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X3W
hello to all! i have this 98 ranger that came into my shop with poor idle and check engine light on, pulled codes for misfire on cylinders 3 and 4. misfire is there all the time under all loads. checked for spark and I do have spark at both cylinders. pulled N... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery saver fuse VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
Battery saver fuse blows. Powers engaugment circuit of bat saver relay and interior lamp relay. Has dome map light combo on headliner. When fuse blows power windows and dome lights dont work. Proper fuse is a 10 amp. I have driven car over rough and smoothe ro...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling fans/compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
Hi everyone, this Taurus is giving me a headache. When the customer brought it in they complained that the fans would run occasionally and the compressor would kick in from time to time with the heater switch in the vent/floor position. I looked over the diagr...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, a/c inop VIN: 1FAFP59S13
hello everyone, please any input on this one is needed p0118 coolant temp code also ac clutch does not engage look like has 2 sensors i think the brown connector is for the temp gage sensor has 2 wires and stait the other connector is grey and is at 90% L shap... Trouble codes: P0118
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMFU18L74
Can not at this time make a determination how the fluid migrated from transmission to transfer case. Any help is appreciated if anyone has had this issue with this particular vehicle/setup. We had not seen this yet at our shop.
2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYRIOUO5
missfire codes on cylinder 4,5,&6.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P35
This truck was towed in, loss of power and the instrunment panel would not work, After we get it we find it was struck by lightening and this problem was never found or fixed. Truck will start and the RPM, fuel, temp gauges do not work oil pressure will work, ... Trouble codes: U1950 (vsm), U2226 (vsm), U0100 (ff -tcm), P5286
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP23145
I have a 2005 Ford 500 with P2544. Ondemand isn't very clear on the pinpoint test for this code. I've been told I need to replace the throttle body sensor assembly. Customer said that car wouldn't acclerate over 50 mph and was shifting rough. Any suggestions w... Trouble codes: P2544
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L convertor VIN: 2C1MR5294V
Replaced engine in car after #4 rod made a vent hole in the side of the block. After installation, the car wouldn't move and made a hissing noise. Replaced torque convertor in transmission and all seemed fine. While driving car at 55 mph it seemed like it need...
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GTFG25M8X
van came in crank no start. died out on road. i have good spark fuel pressure and compression, but still no start. at a total loss as to where to go next. tried doing a security system relearn no change. tried starting fluid no different. all scan data looks g... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Acceleration VIN: 1GKFK66U45
I have this posted in The ABS but it is a traction control problem. First off we cannot recreate the problem. There are no fault codes in any computer module. However the customer says when accelerating from a stop (moderate acceleration) and under 20 m.p.h. t...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5647W
Thanks in advance for your help. Code P0505 led to idle reset procedure.The idle screw was out about four turns. Here in lies the problem with the idle set corectly it will not start. It will fire then die it just will not stay running. So I ran the screw back... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle controle fault)
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCG2258W
need to replace engine on this vehicle,was wondering if it can be pulled from top? and if it can do i need to pull trans together with engine
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Bolt VIN: JHMEJ8645Y
Checked all data and fixed database to find rotation of crankshaft bolt engine rotates counter clock wise but i cant find info on the bolts rotation (clockwise, counter clock wise) ??? Any help would be appreciated. thanks BOB
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM56624
I need some help from you Honda gurus. Sorry for the long post. Intermittently I have a fluctuating idle. It fluctuates from about 1000 rpm to over 2000 rpm rythmically. Seems to be idling too high and the IAC is trying to bring it down. It doesn't seem to be ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Higher Than Expected)
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C04
Hello and thank you in advance. This accent came in with the MIL on. We have limited diagnosis info on this system. We checked for power to the valve and it was present. Dealer stocked the valve, so we ordered one hoping the valve was the problem. Light still ... Trouble codes: P2419, P2401
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FJ6850V
Car came in with a missing when first started complaint. Car would start running very poorly after running for 10 seconds or so. The upstream O2 was causing that problem. I left the car sit out overnight and started it the next day. The car hesitated for less ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L tcc VIN: 1J4GX48S62
when driving , the tcc engagement is going in and out . it will go in and stay in sometimes . but usually it will go in and out a few times before it goes in and stays in. according to the scanner the solenoid is being commanded on off on off when it is huntin...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L wiring VIN: SALME114Z4
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNFM92V6W
Vehicle came into the shop complainign that it will not go past 40mph. I scan the car found no codes I road tested and on takeoff is ok but around 30 to 40 mph it is bogs down like if it had a clug cat or low fuel pressure or even a bad MAF sensor. I tested fu...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Mechanical VIN: JM1NA352XL
We have low engine oil pressure(warm) on this Miata. We connected a mechanical oil pressure guage and got 12 psi @ idle, 15 psi @ 1000 rpm, 40 psi @ 3000 rpm. Spec call for 28-43 at 1000 rpm. The initial complaint was low oil pressure warm. So we had the motor...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR16X6W
Thanks in advance. I have a 1998 Mazda B4000 with an intermittent miss causing rough idle and more consistant at 45-50mph. Watching Modis, B1 long term at -10% and before o2 sensor change, [...] term was at -23%. Mode 6 shows misfires on 1,2&3 at different tim... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire)
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, CUTS OFF RESTARTS VIN: 1080181208
check fuel tank first thing loaded with rust, replaced fuel tank and sender, flushed lines and replaced filter, rust loaded in filter but appears to have caught most of it, car started now and runs good on short drive but does have a slight rough idle, on long...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Compressor Control Unit Relay VIN: WDBDA29D1L
Trying to diagnose why new compressor does not turn on. Cannot find where the a/c relay (contol unit compressor cutout) is located. Alldata and shop manuals show it to be behind the battery and it is simply not there. I have searched high and low for this rela...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L system warning VIN: WDBNG75J31
Car came in with TPMS fault. Unable to communicate with TPMS. Installed latest/greatest module, 002 540 75 45, able to communicate but 3 sensors dead, batteries dead. Replaced all sensors, communication normal. Put new sensor serial numbers in correct location...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L 4matic driveline VIN: WDBRF81J13
Car chatters on turns only. It feels like rear end and not tranfer case, but could be wrong. Almost like a GM clutch pack chatter, but a little more lumpy or notchy. We did a full syn diff fluid change and did lots of figure 8's I was going to change tranfer c...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT60324
we have tried multiple new mass air flow sensors and also o2 sensors pre and post cat.we have tried to find vacuum leaks with our smoke machine with no luck. every time we fix something on this car it is good for a couple of weeks before the light comes back o... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean)
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC334X2
When I worked at the dealership, we saw this issue a few times, and BMW replaced the fuel tank, all hoses, pump and complete system under warranty. Now at an independent, and I can find no TSB's applicable to the issue. Any ideas, anyone? Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system leak large), P0456 (Evap system leak small)
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AX35G4V
I have 97-mistubishi spyder 2.4L non-turbo convertible that comes in with "it won't idle complaint". Scan for codes and found P0505 ISC problem. Clear code and it comes right back after first key cycle. When I turn key on I hear ISC motor doing a short cyc... Trouble codes: P0505 (ISC problem)
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Stall, bogs/lacks power VIN: 1N6BA07AX6
Hello again Iatn, I have this Titan and it is driving me crazy. 2 weeks ago it came in and presented with the classic bogs on accel, lack of power, stalling under load with accompanying catalyst efficiency codes. It was just recently tuned (plugs) at the deale... Trouble codes: P0430, P0420

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D7W
dear iatn members, sorry for taking so long to post my close summary but thank you to all who took the time to reply. all of your info helped me out a lot.i informed the customer on the situation and the cost. he agreed that we should tear down and inspect for...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L pending code VIN: WBADD632XW
Thanks for all of the advice. Yes, it is possible to replace the PCV valve without taking off the intake. I ordered a new valve and both hoses from the dealer, without looking closely at the hoses. They did not stock one of them, so that took a few days. W...
2007 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0si 3.0L Lighting VIN: 4USBU53517
I kind of thought we were being charged to much. The boss found a local shop that can do it for a 1 hour flat charge. Thanks to all that replied!
1968 Buick WILDCAT 430CID fuel gauge VIN: 4GG678C108
thanks to all the responses, we recommended repairs in side the tank but customer has not returned car for repairs at this time
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L shifting VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
Thanks for all the replies! I call this "fixed" for now - but not really. The customer did not want to spend the money to remove the transmission and tear down, but wanted to continue driving it - and wanted to know if there something that I do to "get them by...
1987 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Misfire VIN: 3GCCW80H9H
Hello Fellow Techs This is a priceless resource to have access to.Within 12 hours I received over 40 great ideas,you guys are great.Anyway this engine is fixed,it turned out to be a broken valve spring on the #1 cyl Exhaust valve.I had looked at the valve tra...
1996 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGG35KXT
Turns out that this van is an HD model wich means it is OBDI and was not eguipped with an electronic EGR. So I checked and found out that the wrong control module was installed. Put the old one back in and the van barely ran. Install a Reman unit and all is we... Trouble codes: 32 (low egr flow), 66 (torque converter control circuit), 67 (2-3 control circuit).
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L pass key VIN: 1GCGC29ROW
found heat @ ing switch would let it start & run replaced ing switch problem solved!! THANKS TO ALL
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19WX1
Found out that reluctor was hitting crank sensor GM has a spacer to resolve this issue Trouble codes: P0335.
1989 Dodge B250 5.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2B4HB25Y2K
Sorry I can't say that this vehicle is fixed. The hesitation/stumble problem was intermittent enough that I could only get it to act up once. The customer decided to live with it for now. I did find out that the EGR solenoid is not pulse width modulated. I...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23631
Hi all, thanks for the help and some direction.As it turned out, about 1/2 of you suggested injection pump and 1/2 ecm. The truck ran fine and didn't duplicate the problem so I really don't know if it's fixed or not, but the customer declined any 'try this' fi... Trouble codes: P1689 (No Comm. between ECM Fuel Module).
2005 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L radio and alarm VIN: 1D4AD48N85
found bad ground from front control module to icm thanks for all replies
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L not sure VIN: 3FTHF25H6V
We had 14 replies on this one. Two suggested a vacuum leak and all others pointed towards the pilot bearing or clutch area. We took it back apart and double checked everything. The clutch looked fine as well as the pilot bearing. It was tight in the crank and ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FEKF37F8V
Thank you everybody, you guys really helped me what I was looking for is what I got. These things really needs all injectors but the cost just kills it. well my main concern was to really trust the contribution test and the answer is somestimes but its not a...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L auto lamps VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
thank you to all who responded. unfortunately, the custeomer does not want to go any further at this time due to financial reasons. thanks again for all the help.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14C3X
im posting this as a fix since we actually found a problem. the engine is just not back together yet. after going over everything numerous times and coming up with the same results we decided to pull the head and send it to the machine shop to be checked out. ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L low no pedal VIN: 1FAFP58S2X
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no gears VIN: 1FTNW21F9Y
We replaced the transmission and that fixed the problem.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, NO POWER VIN: 1FT5W31P44
thank you to all who replied! I found the turbo to be coked! customer opted for a new turbo. Runs fine now! Thanks again.
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L broken spark plugs VIN: 1FMPU16566
I want to thank everbody who replied, what I did to correct this problem I pluged the whole in the porcelain and filled the spark plug tube with 2+2 carb cleaner and let it soak over night. The next day I blow out the tube and mixed a little 5 min. epoxie and ...
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Speedo / ABS VIN: 1GTGK29VXY
to the best of my knowlege this one is fixed -- Since all problerms seemed to center to inputs to brake control module I removed and cleaned the connections at the module - it is mounted on the frame frame under the drivers seat. I also checked and cleaned co...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SHSRD78892
Hello everyone this is one of those. It turns out the timing chain was stretched. It hopped timing while driving it to the dealer for ecm update. Bent most of the valves. Putting new motor in as we speak. The old motor showed no remarkable wear with chain guid... Trouble codes: P0341.
2008 Honda fit 1.5L small light fuse VIN: JHMGD38408
Thank you all for the replies. Once I got computer back up and running, was able to pull diagrams. I know a few said just take it to the dealer. I don't give up that easy. I like to learn from problems. It did turn out to be an internally shorted relay. ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA72301
I decided to replace the ecm. I found a used one. Installed it and it started right up. I still don't the answer to my question, of where the ground comes from. But it done and out of here
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L windows VIN: SALPV1443T
Thanks to all info very helpful called a local mini dealer and asked for wiring diag and he just ordered part and let me plug in and pay after i checked to see if fixed and it did. Normally they don't do that so thanks to all after board pluged in all windows...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L no crank VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
Thanks everyone for your help,but Myrose of California was right internal starter issue solved problem
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ24503
thanks for help especially to alan in calf. info led us to order a computer as all else failed .again thanks for all info from alan. we will keep trying.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L air regulation VIN: WDBFA61E9L
Found two problems with this car .First the vacuum distribution valve was cracked at the bottom where they press in a small steel ball to seal it.Someone had covered the crack with body putty to try and do a low budget fix and when you would test the vacuum at...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No MIL lamp VIN: WDBHA28E4T
I received 7 replies to my post and I do not remember seeing any helpful info in the "fix" database. Three members suggested checking for any blown fuses and four said to scan through the under-hood connector. All the under-hood fuses were good. Tom from South...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-3 Upshift and 2-1 downshift at stop VIN: WDBJF65F1W
I would like to thank all that replied with help. The customer declined to do anymore work at this time. I did try some of the easier suggestions including the "teen driving". Here are the adaptation numbers after numerous "teen driving" starts. 01 Accel 1-2 ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L air ride VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
looks like the pump is intermittently not working but has not messed up in shop. customer has car and no problems as of yet. thanks for help and sorry i dont have a true fix.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L head gasket? VIN: 3A4MT31H1P
Because of the work I had scheduled I have had to postpone disassembling this engine. My customer isn't in a big hurry and is very understanding. The oil I'm seeing isn't transmission fluid as someone suggested it could be and there isn't any oil cooler. It se...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
our feelings were a bad dist, we did check out all the very helful emails [ lots of times we all miss the easy fix ] and they just confirmed to install a new dist -truck runs like brand new and thanks to all who responed , joe cat
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GHDX03E43
vehicle stopped acting up will post again if problem returns thank you everyone
2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L head,timinchain VIN: 3G2JB12F55
thanks to all.special thanks to gene and matt. i got head off and to the machine shop to have the spark plug drilled out and the heliecoil installed. the cam tensener does not need the special tool to twist it in.can be done by hand.gee i have one now hope i u...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L heater core VIN: 2G2WP55216
As stated in my help request I was certain there was no air in this system. But I tried some of the suggestions for different bleed procedures. David from Cal. mentioned reversing the hoses. That was a thought that had crossed my mind so I went with that and i...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L oil leak
well a greatfull thanks to all, we removed the intake and found the oil fill/breather was the problem as so many have stated. we replaced the breather and the o rings, also replaced all the vacume lines which were as hard as a rock. this also made the replacin...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L inst. cluster, sunroof VIN: WPOAA0945G
This post is a few days late in being closed because, until yesterday, the problem remained unfixed though not because of any lack of trying. I had the car off and on for weeks during which other driveability issues came up and were resolved, i.e. that the mot...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1SK12E1P
Thanks to all who took the time out of their busy days to respond. I feel stupid and embarrassed over this one. The dealership found the problem to be two misfiring ignition wires. This car had a relatively new AFTERMARKET WIRE SET on it (Maybe 20k miles new) ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L upshift VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
At this time the vehicle has been trouble free for a week, We were finally able to get it to act up on us while we were graphing the vss signal at the ecm. The signal at the cluster was fine, but at the ecm, there was no vehicle speed. The od light would blink...
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