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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Headlights VIN: 19UUA5601A
Hello, I have this TL with the Hid headlights and the car came in with the right side headlight flickering, I changed the bulb and it still flickered, I switched igniters and the inverter from the other headlight and it still flickered, I finally traced the pr...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L air bag light VIN: WAUJA84A8T
Hello everyone, I've got one that has me somewhat stumped. The customer brought it in with the air bag light on and I pulled code (with our VagCom) 01025. I removed the center console to inspect the module and wiring and did'nt find anything unusual. The code ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, flat, no throttle VIN: WAUJC68E13
hello everyone, I have a 2003 Audi A4 4 door sedan. 1.8t, the problem that i'm encountering, is that when that i go to accellerate there is no throttle response.It's stepping on the gas pedal and nothing is happening!NO MIL LIGHT ON, checked for codes none fo...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6319R
Vehicle failed emissions test. The engine idles rough and it sounds like a vacuum leak. We looked on IATN and found many references to leaky PCV systems. Then we pulled out the oil dipstick and put a finger over the tube. Sure enough, there is vacuum and the s... Trouble codes: 1221 (1213 -), 1213
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4EC11C0K
I have been testing this vehicle for two days now, here is what I have found so far. Engine running extremly rich. 10% CO on emissions test, no engine light. Fuel pressure is good. Mass air flow sensor cleaned and tested within specs. O2 sensor stuck biased lo...
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4EC11C9K
After bleeding and adjusting emergency brake, we test drove this vehicle and with the first push of the brake pedal the amber ABS light comes on, then the as we push the pedal on down to stop the red brake light comes on and will have good brakes , really stop...
1987 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCEG25HOH
to all u gm techs, I have this van that seems to run a little on the rich side I replaced 02 sensor for a code 45 concern and truck still seems to run a little rich Trouble codes: 45 (oxygen sensor)
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: G2V5103974
hi i need some help i had this 97 corvette 3 days a go. with a p0440 code purge valve stuck replace valve clear codes .guy takes the car next day call and say car has no power. ok have the car at the shop car starts and run .when put the car in gear .it stalls...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge, MIL Lamp on, SURGES AT IDLE ONLY VIN: 1G1ND52MXV
this car has an erratic idle problem. starts and runs great until it goes into closed loop. then, idle surges rapidly as long as you sit and idle - will stop when put in gear. only very seldom will do it at a long red lite., fuel trims go to -18%, o2 shows ful... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple random misfires)
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Alarm system VIN: 1GNDT13X44
Customer stated the alarm is going off intermittently overnite sometimes multiple times. We have had it at our shop on and off for 2 weeks and have not been able to duplicate the problem. We gave it back and she states the alarm is going off again at nite shor...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ56H6S
This car was brought in with a history of a recent head gasket repair and tune up. It has been running rough, rough idling, and stalling at stops. I did another tune up, removed the plenum and found the plug wires had been crushed by the previous repair shop. ... Trouble codes: P0206 (Injector 6 output driver not responding properly)
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B4FP253XX
Help, I have ran out of things to try. This customer had tried to repair themselves but we were asked to look at it. Van has no power, it sounds like the engine is running with retarded timing but it checks out.I have done camshaft timing checks ok, dist timin...
2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HL42N24
The vehicle originaly came in for a code p0456 small evap leak,we smoked it and found a dry rotted hose at the canister, repaired the leak, reset code and vehicle returned in 2 weeks with the same code, could not find any leaks, we replaced purge solenoid afte... Trouble codes: P0456
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L fuel pressure specs VIN: 3D7MR48CX5
hello, i have a 2005 dodge ram 3500. it is my own truck and a have a question on what the fuel pressure (low side) should be. all data shows that it ranges between 80-180 psi. is this correct?? i'm only showing 5-7psi on my fuel pressure gauge. i'm measuring i...
2005 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1D4HB38N95
Vehicle supposedly driven by youthful driver to the grocery store, and "went into neutral all by itself" and had to be towed to our shop. I am trying to see if this is possible. When it is in park, sometimes the engine revs freely, other times it is limited ...
1970 Ford mustang 5.8L fuel guage VIN: OF01H11826
Original complaint no fuel guage operation.Removed wire at sending unit about 16-20 ohms.I tried to get movement of guage fuel guage by grounding,open circuit and 50 ohm resistors didnt move.I thought I have a bad guage and still may.The other guages are inop ...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: F123F1X000
Good day powerstroke guru's. I have a towed in no start...cranks fine. I ran codes got a po340,p1211,p1212,p1670 so in installed a new CPS sensor cleared codes...still no start. Checked oil - 2 quarts low - added 2 quarts started right up and ran for about 1 m... Trouble codes: P0340, P1211, P1212, P1670
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L thrust berring wear VIN: 1FTRY14D21
it trashed the eng thrust bearring fried crank i can"t fined a force that could do that kind of damage any ideals.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
Hello evreryone, I have a 02 Ford F350 in the shop and I was wandering if anyone has had a problem with it pulling to one direction? This vehicle when driving pulls to the left. The steering wheel turns quick and hard to the left and then the truck pulls slig...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTWW33PX3
Hi everyone, We haven't seen this vehicle before.When you start cold,cranks a long time before starting.At times the vehicle won't respond to the accelerator.The idle quality is very bad,lopes alot,and no power.We cleaned the passage under the EGR valve and th...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWX33P75
Good day to all the techs out there! This is my first shot at a drivability problem on a Ford 6.0 diesel. This truck came in on a flatbed as a no start. It would not start when it got here, but it acted like it wanted to as the RPM's would come up. Did all the... Trouble codes: P0299 (TC/SC underboost mem KOEO one time), P0678 (8 glow plug circuit mem), P2287, P2614 (CMP sig open mem), P2617 (CKP sig open mem), P1725 (insufficient engine RPM KOER)
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L dome light VIN: 1GKDT13W0S
jimmy came in with dome light on perform tests on door switches, panel dimmer switch, all good. it haskeyless entry and unplug receiver blue plug works prefect, but keyless entry will not work. performing tests showed bad receiver, replaced receiver same probl...
2006 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFH15T66
hello and thanks for the help. this vehicle came in with a lean condition on bank 1 and 2. after checking freeze fram record the fault happened at idle we found the fuel trim long term was maxed out. we then searched for vac leaks and found it leaking at the i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start, NO MIL VIN: JHMEJ6671V
this car came in on a hook from another shop and maybe they sabotaged it or something??? well there's good spark with a spark tester from all wires...about 200rpms from the crank sensor with a scan tool...at the banjo bolt of the fuel filter shoots fuel like c...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L timing belt idler pulley bolt VIN: 1HGCG2258W
This vehicle is own by the business and I decided to do a timing belt as preventive maintainence. In the process of replacing the water pump, the idler pulley bolt broke in the block. The bolt goes through the pulley, the oil pump housing and then into the blo...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01AX2
Car came in to have a starter installed. When we were done the check engine light came on right after we started it and had a code P0605. When we test drove it it was in limp mode. We cleared the computer and test drove. It will cut out (like a fuel cut) at 3,... Trouble codes: P0605
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1J41GZ5854
This very well maintained Jeep came in with no reverse about one time in 10 in 4WD High Only. It is the Gear Process 249J Transfer case.Works great in 4WD Low just fine. Was able to simulate the problem on the alignment rack, can hear gears clanking/chattering...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L lights, dash lamps VIN: 1J4HR58225
Hello all!! This 05 Grand Cherokee has interior lamps intermittently cutting out, flickering, while moving, customer states headlamps do same thing, was not able to verify headlamps as the problem was not present when vehicle was stopped. No visible wiring iss...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12524
Hi gang !on this Kia, it was given to us, vehicle was brought in here in January this year, diagnosed coolant in #3 cylinder, vehicle was given to us and we decided when we received a clear title we would disassemble and see if we could not fix it for resale. ...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L atf/gear oil leak VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Hi Group, Among other work being performed on this AWD lexus RX300, we noticed gear oil leaking from the RF collar that the Passenger axle goes through. With axle and motor mount bracket out, we removed collar as the area was soaked with Hypoid Gear oil. We r...
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM18J22521
Customer had a accident with the car. The body shop replaced the radiator. they filled antifreeze in and created a big vapor lock in the engine block. Customer came to me with a complaint of heater not warm. The water pump was leaking (melted). I replaced the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randem misfire)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L control head VIN: WDBGA33G7V
After replacing evap. we could'nt get the control head to work properly. Looked on all data but their procedure dont work. If I follow their instructions I end up having no compressor or if I try something else I get those lights in the central vents( one red ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L no shift, limp mode VIN: WDBHA23EXV
Hello Euro techs, need a little help with this Mercedes. Customer brought in with a complaint of the 'engine winding out at 55 MPH' and ABS and MIL illuminated. Test drove vehicle and verefied problem. Found transmission had 2nd gear and reverse, that is all, ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L limp-in mode VIN: WDBGA43G0X
I have aquired this vehicle from another shop and it appears to have the same symptoms as before. I've tested the wiring and solenoid pack in the trans, it's all within specifications. The update kit had been installed previously. ( see mentioned post.) I've t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Park Safety Lock VIN: 4JGAB74E71
Vehicle was towed in with no shift out of Park. Either a mechanical or electrical issue. I am testing and found several possible causes. What I need to know is whether it is possible to manually override the park lock so I can move the vehicle around the shop ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JN1CA3106Y
ok people car came in customer wanted thermostat changed so i replaced it then was told it was for the cooling fans running all the time wont cycle someone else had replaced radiator , sensor for gage and sensor for PCM did some searching found out about the o...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BA41E14
replaced all chains and tensioners. started engine up and still makes noise. i have taken back apart and it looks like no oil getting to the chains. chains and gears are dry. did not check oil pressure but looks like oil getting to the cams.is ther something i...
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L forward gear select VIN: 1GHDU06L4S
9-08 trans rebuilt. Months after transmission rebuilt, SES lit and vehicle seemed to only have high gear, reverse worked normally. Trans shop had it over a week, worked normally. Problem continued intermittantly. Another shop replaced the PCM on 2-7-09, and ag...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L shift lever VIN: 1G2NE52M5T
vehicle runs good but sometimes it blows fuse for the erls. and when that happens you connot get shift lever out of park. erls fuse feeds pcm, brake module among other things. problem is very intermittent. i am hoping that someone has seen this problem and cou...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L No Start VIN: WPOAB2960L
good morning; car was towed in with oil leaks, and dead battery. like most 911 the customer never uses it, and has them fixed in the spring. we fixed the dead battery with new, and car started and ran fine . next we fixed several oil leaks . mostly on the timi...
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L valve noise VIN: JF1SG65634
well the car came in with very noisy lifters, we adjusted the vavles but some noise remained. we found that the adjusment screws where worn bad but the vavle tops had no damage- replaced all the adjuster screws, nuts and one intake rocker installed and adjuste...
1989 Toyota Supra 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2MA71T7K
cust out at 4000 rpm . feels like a lawn mover no power. does not start Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor ckt)
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L noise in dash VIN: JT2FK12EXP
hi every one,this vehicle has a laud scrapping noise coming from behind center of dash.it hapens allways at free way speeds 70 miles/h.i have checked the blower motor operation in all speeds,it makes the noise with blower on and off.i susspet speedo cable,but ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: 4TAVL52N5X
Truck came in surge at cruise speed .Scan tested with snap-on-scanner P0505 IAC.Alldata Pinpoint test for IAC When to A/C amplifier test alldata test pin #8-ground at idle below 0.7v it was 13.8 Replace ECM .Found out later voltage was 13.8 was specified. repl... Trouble codes: 505 (iac)
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L door locks VIN: 5TBBT44173
Thanks in advance for any help. This Tundra the locks do not work from the switches on the door. The electrical switch does function correctly, and inputs are at the fuse block for at least the driver's side. It DOES have wireless remote, and the driver's door...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L windshield wipers VIN: 3VWDC21V32
The wipers work on low and high, but not on intermittant. They will not go to park position when turned off. Mitchell On Demand is no help, their wiring diagram does not match the car's wiring. Does anyone have a way to test the switch and/or motor? The relay ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L leak, injector pump VIN: 3VWSP69M33
This car has been serviced by me since March of 2007, she has had me change the fuel filter many times, I believe due to her use of biofuel. A month or two ago the car was towed in for a no-start. She told me that she had not used the car for a couple of weeks...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M64
PLEASE HELP!!! Nightmare VW!!! This vehicle was originally serviced for a timing belt by another tech. Long story short, engine mount bolts broke, customer kept on driving and eventually the timing belt snapped. Original tech replaced cylinder head and could n... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow circuit range/performance)
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1SW53D21
Hi all techs, we are in the process to replace engine, the original engine is 2.3 turbo ( VIN 7/8=53), and the engine available to us is 2.4 turbo ( VIN7/8=58). I wonder if it is possible to used 2.4 engine in place of 2.3 turbo and what modification needed? ,...

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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4HP54K51
Thanks to all.. I did pull intake and found lower gaskets leaking. Replaced gaskets and all works well with no oil consumption. Nate
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1G6KY5497W
I did not have 13ohm resister to installed so i replaced with 10ohm did not work. I guess someone mention take the sensor out of the old to fool computer other shop throw way old strut so no luck.
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC54G5L
unplugged tcc car drives fine now, customer declined replacing the part, seems happy to drive it the way it is now, thank you for all the helpful replies
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L wont set readiness VIN: 1G1JF52441
well the customer chose not to persue the matter any longer since he was able to smog the car with 2 readiness flags not set. Thanks to all for your input, Btw I did try virtually all of the suggestions but none helped. thanks
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L interior equipment VIN: 1G1ND52J81
Well it never hurts to get a second opinion in this buisness thanks everyone. You were right on the money with the igintion switch. Works everytime now on start up with no funky check engine light or unoperable devices in car.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L spark/pulse VIN: 2G1FP32G12
Well, sorry took so long,decided to take vehicle to dealer,customer said they replacd ignition switch and bcm,with some kind of wiring harness.thanks for all that replied.
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cooling fan VIN: 1GCW145HYU
thanks folks, job done was the bcm defect your help was precious
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23235
Sent it to the dealer, thought I had a wiring problem, they found a rotted wire under the fuse block.Thank you all for the help I received. I am weak on diesel, but I have started to fix that problem. Now, if anyone wants to help me with a newer Dodge Cummins ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341, P0016.
1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2B3ED56F2P
Well thanks guys for all your input. Most said fluid dumps out because of overheating, I have to agree. It took a couple of weeks to get the interlock guys to come and bypass the unit so I could drive the car without blowing in it. Tested the flow through the ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X1V
this one is one of those lost ones never got rid of code 1391.data on scan tool stills shows cam and crank not sync towards the end however i got a different code that i never got since the car was in the shop i don't remember the exact number but code descrip... Trouble codes: P1391.
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L radio/disk player VIN: 1B7HG48X42
Hi, Unfortunately we haven't seen this truck again, so I haven't been able to try unplugging the radio for a period of time and seeing if that "reset" the memory. Someone suggested entering a code, but there didn't appear to be any way to do that. Iatn, and on...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L reverse VIN: 2B3HD46RX2
Thanks to all who replied. Sorry to say customer refused repair.The car acted like a manual transmission that was stuck in two gear.,when you let the clutch out the engine stalls.The car only had 41 k miles all motor and trans mounts were ok.no wire harness p...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L headlights VIN: 2B4GP44R92
I thank everyone responding to our help request. We replaced the module and the fuse box, and now the head lights work great. Again, thank you all for your help. Elden
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L goes into limp mode VIN: 1D7HA16K14
We pulled the green connector from the ecm and tested pin#6 and #19 with ohm meter and the solonid pack. the 1-2 shift came up a dead short . We pulled the plug on the trans for the solenoid pack and jumped the #6 and #19. Went back to the ecm and tested it a...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L steering VIN: 3D7MS48C05
Thanks for all input on this truck unfortunally was unable to correct the issue with this truck.customer going to see if steering will loosen up after time thanks again for the thoughts sorry i have no fix at this time
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L door locks VIN: 1FM2U83P7Y
Unfortuntely I have not seen the truck again yet. Thanks for the time to all who replied! I will see the truck again but I just dont know when. I really want to figure out whats wrong with it because I wanna fix every car I work on Thank you Josh
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U21
thanks for all the help, I knew something was wrong with the dpfe voltage was stuck,just havn't seen this one with it making the mil start flashing for cat damaging, and I looked at flow chart, unpluges the dpfe and voltage as 5.6 and chart said replace it, I ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insu egr flow).
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L high idle/shift prob VIN: 1FMFU18L62
Sorry for the length of time in closing this post,as we could not duplicate the symptoms in the shop I took the advice of several IATN members who responded and replaced the TPS. I told customer he would need to be the "test" driver on this one. I spoke to him...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L failed emissions VIN: 2GTEK19R4V
Well, I had the customer go see a friend of his and install the US calibration for this truck and it passed, so I think it must have been the problem. Thanks for the suggestions and help!
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFG11896
Thanks to all who took the time to respond to this request!!! Darren hit the nail on the head, I found on of the three pins on the crank sensor bent over. why this was an intermitant problem i'm not sure but it seesm to have fixed the problem. Thanks again eve... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L srs light on VIN: KMHWF25SX2
thank you for all the help i tried two scanners could not get a good code it just came up with code c3800 for SRS light it did not have abs sow we had to send it to the dealer the dealer went out business i have not heard after that.
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4th clutch apply
installed the ball check in the valvebody to correct the concern
2005 Isuzu Ascender S 4.2L Misfire VIN: 4NUES16S75
We are waiting approval to remove the cylinder head for inspection. Looks like it is going to be a valve problem. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Trouble codes: P0305.
1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: SAJMY1746N
Thanks to all who replied. It turns out the gear that came pre-installed was not installed far enough down the shaft. the drive gear must be pressed onto the shaft with approx. 2mm of the shaft protruding past the drive gear. If it is not the drive gear wil...
2004 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FA39S25
the problem was the asd relay,back feeding killing spark,swaped with starter relay fixed concern,as far as o2 codes it does have aftermarket bosh brand new sensors told customer will need to get factory parts Trouble codes: P0151, P0152, P0123.
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L SRS lite on VIN: KNAFE12166
Thank you for all the replies that said this code does not apply to this system. You are all correct and it is another case of not having the correct tool for the job. Once the corect scantool and software was obtained a code for the drivers pretensioner was p...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L wiring-headliner VIN: JT8GK13T3S
Well, this certainly was a head-scratcher!!! The replies we got pointed us toward the wiring to the visors and the dome light. We pulled down the corner of the headliner, and there wasn't even any wiring close to the burn marks!!! I guess that is why everythin...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L passenger temp VIN: 1LNHM86S43
Well it is fixed. Gab hit it on the head. As he did I was trying to complicate this unit. I was not thinking straight. This dual zone unit has 1 evap, drivers side uses top part and passenger the bottom. If the unit is low of freon, guess what, the passenger i...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E4R
Alexander from Georgia pointed out that the fuses in the base module (N16/1) must be good to power up various other modules and suggested that the throttle motor was the next most likely issue. Frank from Nevada said "the throttle actuators are different for a... Trouble codes: 6 (dm isc-ea), 15 (dm wot), 11 (CC-ISC Fuel safety shutoff / closed throttle recognition), 14 (CC-ISC Not defined).
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Hi everybody. thank you for all of the replies. I have been unable to come up with anything on this vehicle. I tried everything that everyone suggested and still have not fixed the problem. At this point to vehicle went home. the customer (who is a very good c...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AL54F1W
I suspect that it was what Timmothy wrote that the heat at the fuel injectors could have been the problem, but the customer took the car and we did not get to test further. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Radio Code VIN: JA4MT21HX1
Thank you for the help. All other dealers in the area will give out the codes at no charge. RADIO CODE .COM worked out just fine, thanks
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Spark VIN: JNICA21DXE
Thanks to all who replied! When this car gets flooded it loses compression! I didnt know that. Anyway it didnt have any thing do with the problem. The no spark condition was caused by a bad cam sensor. The car sat for a while so when I got it the batt was dea...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Gauges/Lighting VIN: 1G3GS64C71
Thanks for the replies, this one is outta here. The first reply from Donald saying these cluster are only servicable by Delco pointed us in the right direction. We called our local ex-Olds dealer, gave them the VIN and mileage, and two days later we had a rebu...
1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BK4251W
Thanks for the great suggestions and the time so many took to try to solve my problem. Out of about 38 replies, 13 suggested the problem was wrong sparkplugs, 12 recommended rechecking the belt timing and 1 both. Changed the plugs, but it made no difference. ...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Starting VIN: 4TAVN13D7P
boy do i feel stupid .the tensioner gave up the ghost .so much for genuine Toyota parts.the cam jump 6 teeth.enough for no compression but pass the leak down.thanks for setting me straight..
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L fuel fill VIN: 5TDZT34A64
Hi guys, Thanks for all the prompt replies. The problem turned out to be a 2.5" by 6" piece of paper. I looked over the whole system and saw that there was a vent pipe that came off the tank next to the filler pipe. I checked the vent pipe with the smoke...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L power windows/dome lamp VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
I found faulty connections at what I believe to be what they call the central control and comfort module which I never saw in the wiring diagrams. This module is mounted above the steering column.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWSB61J51
thanks for all the help the car was just a pos the lady drives the crap out of it . thalked to her son he rembers driving in there vega as a kid and she would drive the car untill it would stop running because the oil pressure would get low and shut the fuel p...
1974 Volvo 164 E 3.0L Charging VIN: 1646553125
Sorry for the delayed closing, was waiting for the customer to return. Thanks for all of the replies. After checking over most of the items mentioned, decided to get a voltage regulator from a reputable import supplier. The new regulator looked considerably di...
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