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1990 Audi 100 2.3L mirror VIN: WAUBC5443L
Hello all, I need some German insight. Customer has two for these dudes. He wants me to switch the outside mirrors from one to the other. I have pulled the inner drivers panel off of one and I have scratched another bald spot on my head trying to figure out ho...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUDF68E25
Had a bad missfire to start off. Just had been detailed. Found p0303 in pcm codes. Swapped the 1 & 3 coil the code changed to p0301. I replaced the coil. When i replaced it i found that the coil had now blown apart. I put in the new coil and no start now.Is it...
2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L convertible top VIN: WAUAC4848H
Convertible top has an intermittent problem closing and opening after sitting in a cold or warm garage. When closed and attempting to open the top opens a couple of inches then stalls. If you push up on the top it will complete the opening. When helped to open...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Head Gasket VIN: WBABB2312N
Hello, I have this bmw that has had 2 head gaskets done to it and it seems that in about 6 months it leaks oil again. The head has been sent to a machine shop both times to be checked out. Well Its leaking again and my question is whats up with that,Is ther...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63452
code po1093 occurs every other drive cycle. car runs perfect.o2 sensors ,air mass meter and crankcase breather replaced. fuel trim is 3.1 on both banks. i am not sure what this code relates to as far as correction time. anybody seen this before ? any help woul... Trouble codes: 1093 (controller correction time)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33443
trying to find info on code 29b6 can not find any info in alldata car will at times when taking off acts like transmission is sliping and rpms go very high test driven several times and problem has not showed up Trouble codes: 29B6 (cylinder switch off)
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABW334X5
Have this 325ci in for a CEL. Car runs good but has a code 2F09. Does anyone know what this code is in reference to. i have looked in Mitchel and Alldata with no luck Trouble codes: 2F09
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L parking control VIN: WBAEH13406
pdc manual control lamp is flashing front and rear inoperative, had rear collision, I need diagnostic information ie. sensor tests and or a way to access or clear codes my modis does not support this feature
2006 BMW M3 3.2L smg hydraulic unit VIN: WBSBL93406
hello all, i have this 2006 m3 that was towed in with a no start complaint. replaced failed battery now smg light is on and starter operation is blocked due to the smg shifter position. smg faults are "hydraulic unit relay" all power imputs the the hydraulic u...
1988 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4AH51R65
Thank you for you assistance. Although this vehicle is 21 years old, it is in remarkably good condition. When it runs, it runs great. However, it will not start sometimes. I have spark, injector pulse and fuel. The data on my scanner all reads normal, It reads...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Radio VIN: 1G4HR54KX5
I have been working on this 2000 Buick off and on for a week now and I'm at my wits end. The customer brought it to me saying that the radio wouldn't work first thing in the morning, but after driving a ways it would. They thought it had something to do with b...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KY5294T
I have a 96 seville with a 4.6L engine. It has a intermittent high idle problem with no codes. When it runs high it runs at about [...]. I have replaced the idle air control motor and cleaned the throttle body passages. I have also checked for a vacume leak...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L lights and climate control head VIN: 1G6KD54Y82
Thanks for any help in advance guys. This problem is intermittent. climate cotrol head goes blank, vehicle has hot air only. During this period the headlights and dash lights will blink on and off. no codes stored, did tap test various modules. When the climat...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L MIL Lamp on, TIGHTEN FUEL CAP VIN: 3GYFK66N04
initally evap purge solinoid flowing at all times, replaced ok, upon running monitor readiness gross leak still detected, checked evap vent solinoid found light blue piston sideways and falling out/ definintly not able to close and seal correctly. replaced and... Trouble codes: P0455
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L ride control VIN: 1G6DM56T15
this car came in to my shop with a extreme bounce or springy front end. we got struts and sheids from cadillac, installed them and its the same way. i don't see any other thing at the suspension or alignment wrong with it. the front end also is higher then bef...
1956 Chevrolet truck 5.7L Accessories VIN: 3A56L00454
this is a 1956 truck with a 1993 buick roadmaster engine and tranny and cruise. I have all the powers to the cruise module I should. pin F from ignition switch (key on), pins D and G from brake switches (closed with brake off)pin A from switch, has power in (o...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
This truck is giving me a bit of trouble. It came in to the shop with a transmission problem. It sat for about 5 months (owner started it occassionally and let it run). Installed GM rebuilt transmission. Took it for a road test and after 10-15 miles SES light ... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCFG15W1X
vehicle only starts when you jump it or when you use starter fluid. when the vehicle is running it hesitates on load and you hear it back firing inside the intake. it also runs rough when is idle and fuel pressure is above 50 psi codes: p0151b; p1404a; histo...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCEK19V7Y
good morning. I have a trans that we went through that needed an over haul, the truck has 180,000 on the original trans. upon teardown we found all of the frictions and steels cooked. After the rebuild, I have been dealing with a very hard 1-2 shift, all of th...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K82
thanks in advance everyone. we have a park police car that is driving us crazy. we have already had it for a few weeks and still haven't nailed it. this thing is so intermitent. we have driven and idled it for days with no problem. then all of a sudden it will...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Steering VIN: 1GNEK13Z73
While driving the steering does something that's hard to explain and I have never experienced it before. The best way I can describe it is you seem to have to move the steering wheel a lot to keep it going straight. When hitting bumps it seems to make the whee...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK33204
customer complains of lack of power like the turbo is not working. pulled codes and found the p2564 turbo vane position sensor. did voltage checks from alldata and they check good. says to replace position sensor. just wondering if this is a problem with these... Trouble codes: P2564
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9L tpms VIN: 2G1WS55R77
cant find codes no where looked alldatta iatn gm web site need help bad found codes on snap on scanner under tire no p or b in front of them
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L no buss VIN: 3C4FY4BB41
Car came in as no start, bad battery, replaced but noticed no buss warning in odometer after start up. Performed instrument cluster self test and recieved message," Buss b1 panel input open." I can communicate with ecm, tcm and air bag modules but not bcm. Do...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L Transmission VIN: JB3XE74C1M
About six months after we returned the car to the customer, he brought it back complaining of a grinding noise, and mentioned he had noticed a leak. We removed and inspected the tranny and concluded the front seal had leaked the fluid out and consequently burn...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L speedo/tach VIN: 1B7KF23C3T
My buddy replaced his water pump on this diesl/was very careful with crank sensor and wiring. It appears now that it is not charging/tach inop/speedo inop/warning lights not going out/cruise inop(of course)...checked for voltage drop at cables and checked all ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start
This one is a friend of mine. The truck is not at the shop. Just trying to help him out and it is turning into a pain in my butt. The truck won't start. No spark or injector pulse. No power to anything. ASD relay isn't powering up. No check engine light when t...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 3-4 shift lock up VIN: 3B7HF13Y6W
transmission would go in and out of overdrive/lockup with out warning, it will also hunt for the correct gear when you take your foot off the gas and reaccelerate. on my solus i can watch the od and lock up solenoid being commanded on and off when the problem ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ABS module VIN: 2B4GP44351
This van came in with an intermittant red brake lamp and amber abs lamp on. I had a code 20 and after testing the abs pump motor and the power and ground circuits to the abs module, it was determined that the module was bad. I replaced the module with a dealer...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L long crank time VIN: WD2YD54263
Truck came in for hard to start condition, long crank time , tested all injectors, found #1 injector by passing fuel into return system, tried to replace injector but injector is seized to the cyl head. We have tried using carbon remover and soaking the inject...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WP0PD64416
This vehicle came to me running, with a strange noise coming from the injector area. I found that injector #'s 1&4 were leaking compression @ the copper injector seal.What a mess that makes. It left a substance that looked like obsidian and coal all over the i...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NXG
vehicle has no injector pulse when cranking. also has power on both sides of injector harness when not plugged in.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L cluth bracket VIN: 1FTFM1460S
I have a broken clutch pedal bracket.its a 1 piece with the brake pedal.Cant seem to find good info on it.Could some one tell me how long it takes too remove the assembly and what steps are required too do it.It cracked all the way through and needs welding ba...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10CXW
This Ranger came in after another person threw a bunch of parts at it. Came in on a hook not running. Check spark then compression, found no compression on three and four cylinders, remove head found gasket blown between cylinders and head cracked, several val... Trouble codes: 1401 (DPFE out of range)
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24L63
Gentlemen I have this van in my shop which will after driving in the rain ( owner says after 15 min or so ) will lose dash functions, start to slow up than stall. This is a company truck which is his to drive all the time, at home, etc. They have been looking...
2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L A/C control head VIN: 1FMSU45P94
this vehicle lose operation of the a/c control head form time to time. The display goes blank and nothing works. Turn the vehicle off and then on again it still doesn't work until to drive it awhile and then it will start working again
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU92Z95
Hello, We have a 4wd Escape in the shop that has a serious vibration at speeds above 30mph. The center support was broken appart, so we installed a complete new diveshaft from Ford,as this is the only way to buy a center support bearing. With the new shaft , ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Main Cluster VIN: 1FAPB015ZZ
Found mold on original cluster motherboard. Acquired a replacement motherboard, nicer (with tach), cluster from JY. Replacement cluster works okay but mileage on replacement cluster is 95,000 and vehicle real mileage is 65,000. My question, short of taking it...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 2-1 VIN: 1FMEU75876
Hello all. We do not do transmission repairs in our shop. A good customer came in with a harsh 2-1 downshift. He said it was there since he bought the vehicle used about one year ago. We referred him to the local transmission shop. They said they all do that a...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, HARD STARTING VIN: 1GKFK16T11
Vehicle is hard to start because of bleed down of fuel pressure. When started, idles rough. When taking off and accelerating vehicle cuts out (bucks - jerks). Occassionly on flat at high speeds will feel it cut out, not consistent though. It will buck and jerk... Trouble codes: P0453 (testing and results)
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L abs module VIN: 1GKEC13T81
abs code co268 (pump motor shorted/circuit) vehicle came in for shorted module abs pump motor running constantley, sent module off for repair as usual. after installing repaired module abs light with co268 code came on instantley, called module repair company ...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L engine VIN: 1GDHG31F32
i replaced the head gaskets due to comression leaking into the cooling system. once i finished the job and test drove, i noticed a thumping sound from the intake. the motor has compression ranging between 325-445 psi. it runs well and does not seem to have any...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L rr hvac fuse VIN: 1GKFK66U63
boy what a mess!!! this started in a backyard...then to another shop and now i've got it. ign 3 fuse 10a in left i/p blown, rr hvac fuse 30a in u/hood fuse blk is blown. both were replaced w/ 30a fuses, a new blower motor and a new hvac module last fall. now i...
1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L distributor VIN: JHMBB6154V
car came in as a no staet we tested all systems had no spark no injector puls sowe we had ecm rebilt know has injectok puls put new distributor from diler car ran for 2hr we stop the engine & let set over night trid to start & had no spark check all systems ha...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1863X
Hello Every One, This vehicle started out with a intermittent stalling problem,which we later fixed with an Igniter. But not before this vehicle set a P0420 code. I checked the o2 sensors at cruise and the post-cat o2 mirrored the pre-cat o2. Looked like a cl... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Honda Accord DX 2.3L clutch VIN: 1HGCF8543Y
Hi, we have been fighting a clutch problem on this Accord for a while now and it just came back again with the same problem. Car originally came to us with a low clutch pedal and clutch not disengaging completely. After some testing we put on a new aftermarket...
2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Cruise Control VIN: JHLRD68404
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of intermittant cruise control operation. Cruise control has never worked for us. Backprobing 14 pin connector at cruise control module under left knee panel proves good powers and ground supply. Brake switch is operatin...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L rotors VIN: 1HGCM66554
I need some help from you Honda guys out there. This v-6 accord keeps warping rotors. I've heard various rumors such as rotors are the same as the 4cyl ones and are too small. Not to use oe pads etc. All I know is I have an un-happy customer and am losing mone...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L abs VIN: 1HGFA16867
car came in with bad roaring noise from right front bearing. After replaceing bearing ABS light is on. My scanner will not access codes for this late model. Can I get codes manually? Tried disconnecting battery for couple of minutes but light never goes off. S...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHHN65F93
Hello All - Car died on road - Customer said he heard a pop like transmission popped out of gear, and then a clicking sound. Pulled to side of road, car still idling, shut car off and waited 1 minute, car would not restart. Has not run since. Has no spark, b... Trouble codes: P0335
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJDA14CX1
Hello Jaguar Techs, This car has an intermittent wiper problem.It does have rain sensed wipers.System works fine most of the time however once in a while ,when on auto,and intermittent(rain sensed)the wipers will come on by themselves even though it is not ra...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2J4FY19E7K
Thanks to all in advance. This Jeep failed smog check on both HC and NO. The O2 sensor seems to be reading good. I dont think its a 5 volt O2 system because the rich to lean scan data switches consistantly. The ST trim moves alot from 170-200 and the lt trim s...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1J4FF68SXX
Vehicle came in with the check gauge light low oil pressure on the gauge. Oil pressure gauge in dash shows 40 psi on a cold start, as the vehicle warms up the oil pressure drops. The engine does not make any mechanical noise at idle even with the oil pressure ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L oodometer VIN: SALTY12471
after work was done customer said odometer started flashing.it still counts the miles. it just flashes all the time. all i have for a scanner is the modius. the only code that i pulled was a p1668 some anti theft code. the dealer said this could happen if a mo...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L ChkEngLt VIN: JT8UZ30C0S
Hi guys, After cleaning and reassembly of this 1UZ motor it is running perfectly but I get a recurring code 17 with the PCM (obd1 early production 95 model). My alldata says this is a abs/trac circuit problem,although other sources showed CMP sensor malfunct...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JT8BF28GOY
Has anyone had valves to randomly stick on these engines? We would like to just go ahead and road test, but are concerned the valve may stick,bend,or break and damage the engine. Thanks for any help.
1997 Mazda e2000 2.0L Misfire VIN: JMOSRXOE30
Hello everyone ,this one goes back in time ,no ecu, no scanning, carby ,simple basic engine , however, when driving at approximately 60-70 kmh the engine makes a rattling noise and runs on 2 cyls as you come to a stop the engine idles back on 4 cyls until the ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JM1FE17N84
I could use some Mazda Rotary help. Ive got an RX-8 here that overheats. The fans come on, then it spits out coolant. when we replaced the t-stat i used a vacuum filler. so has anyone seen this before? i was thinking a slipping water pump impeller but the Mazd...
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L right turn signal light VIN: 1YVHP80C27
This car has made me hit a brick wall and I am asking for some of you seasoned Mazda techs for an answer here or some insight. Mark from Florida may have seen this before. Previously the left turn signal light would stay on with flashing,it would just be on i...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1110251200
Hi need some help from you older mercedes techs, This 280se runs very rich all the time it fouls plugs and blows black smoke. We have replaced the plugs with platnum to reduce the fouling but was wondering if there were any adjustment to the injection pump or ...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Turbo exploded VIN: WAUED24B2Y
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. It was much easier than it looks to remove the drive train. The engine, tranny, and subframe including the struts drop right through the bottom. Thanks to Joseph from Jersey for the contact,Nat at Eriksson Industrie...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDC68D11
Strangest thing ever--the wiring harness to the fuel pump was badly rusted, repaired the wiring and the outside fuel cover--however, now, the high speed fan will not shut off.
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Accessories VIN: 21TET90920
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gasket VIN: 1G6KY5298V
Hello there, I finished this Caddy. Thanks for all the help with your posts. Somethings I learned on this was when dropping the assembly you need to remove the oil cooler hoses completly to be able to get the a/c manifold hose out so it can stay with the car. ...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54R5L
Thank's to all that responded to my POS problem.I had already checked sensor ground's and computer ground's.I had not noticed that the TPS reading showed 0.00 volts. I took all the plastic sleveing off and cut all the tape off and looked for wiring insulation ... Trouble codes: 15 (coolant sensor signal voltage high).
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: G2V5103974
thanks to willam . the steering lock on the culster was on the car had the tsb install . all i did was repalce the relay thANK AL [...] OF YOU GUYS
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
On the recomendation of some of the iatn members I watched timing retard and found it was retarding the timing 20 degrees. The engine has an audible knocking noise so I relocated the knock sensor to keep it from hearing the knock. Thank you for all your help.
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L compressor VIN: 1GCCS14WX1
follow ac wire back from fuse back and found the wire shorted near the brake boaster..thanks for all the help guys
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Starting VIN: 1C3EL55401
thank for all your help problem turned out to be bcm turning on while parked over nite replace bcm and program in vin - no more draw also had second problem with short at driver side sun visor blowing the IOD fuse Alex
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L gear indicator VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
sorry it took so long to close.after rechecking everything and having power at dark blue wire pin 38. and using a bulb type test light instead of a power probe to check pin 11 i realized i did not have battry power at pin 11 i ran a new wire for c200 connector...
2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Fuel gauge VIN: 2B4FP25B8Y
Thanks for all the help. The factory level sensor was delivered witha hair line crack that we didn't see. It was along the resistor windings. BUT another odd note. Even with a new functioning level sensor... holding the fuel pump assembly outside the tank and...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z41
Thanks to all who responded. The diagnostic flow chart really had me looking in the wrong direction. Here are the steps you are supposed to take according to the diagnostic flow chart; 1. Verify that the good trip counter is equal to zero. It was, the fault ... Trouble codes: P0138 (1/2 O2 Sensor Shorted To Voltage).
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Steering pump VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Thanks to all who replied to this post. Once again IATN members ROCK. Tried Pedro's suggestion and added Ford friction modifier. It did quiet the pump at idle but still screaming when the rpm went up. Phil was spot on with this one. A Motorcraft pump did the t...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean VIN: 2FMZA5147W
I am going to call this one fixed as the owner has not returned with this problem. Many thanks to all who replied. It seems as though the Motorvac and clearing the KAM fixed this car. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P14
bryan was right on the money,dealer reprogrammed pcm for baro/altitude update & customer said last trip to mountians no problems. thanks again i.a.t.n. members Trouble codes: P0404.
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P94
This one is finaly done!! Sorry for the delay we wanted to make sure this one was fixed! We went in and found that what looked to be the oil cooler gasket leaking at the front of the block and ran back the valley! We went ahead and replaced pretty much all the...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fuel, temp. , speedo VIN: 1FAHP34384
dash cluster had bad circuits...yes it looked like mold as someone else had listed in a past repair request on this site. thanks to those that offered there help...
2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P87
Thanks to everyone that replied with all the great info. I am pretty sure the egr and turbo coking up will be the eventual problem in this case but it is a warranty issue and will be resolved by the dealer. The only thing that worries me about the whole issue ... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr system malfunction).
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW12849
After inspecting the harness including under the intake where this sensor is located. I found NO signs of any damage rodent or other wise. The dealer told the person from the rentacar company that owns this vehicle it would be 14 hours plus the harness to repa... Trouble codes: P1289 (Cyl. Head Temp Sensor Circuit Voltage High).
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L dome light VIN: 1GKDT13W0S
this blazer has all the switches you can think of. the problem was the DOOR HANDLE switch inside the door comes with the latch. customer did not want to buy this expensive latch, so we just cut and taped back the ground wire inside door. all works fine now. th...
2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56396
I let the car idle for 30 min and it ran fine, after that I could clear the code. Dale from N C suggested to do this and it worked. Never heard of that before.No other info was sent. going to lean at dead battery caused it and only needs to run to relearn. Tha... Trouble codes: P2176 (throttle actuator control system idle not learned).
2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3CZRE38598
guys i am closing this with a fix. I moved some things inside the relay box and the vehicle ran fine. The customer denied any further repairs. So wasnt able to get any further diagnosis verified other than the relay box causing all the problems. Trouble codes: P1659.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L security enabled VIN: 1J4GW48S31
thank you everyone for all the help and direction. The vehicle is fixed and running. It was a communication problem between the ignition and the PCM. Replaced the PCM with a rebuilt one and the vehicle runs fine and the instrument cluster issue is also f...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Horns VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Thanks guys! Mouse chewed wires below L.F. head light was the cause. The power wire to horn goes to the L.F. horn then back out to the R.F. horn so both didn't have power because break was at L.R. horn therefor power couldn't go to the other horn either. Also ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLJ6562W
thanks for all the responses turned out to be simple it was a 5 amp fuse located in the trunk of car Thanks to Dang from VirginiaMay 6,there's a 5A fuse in the trunk fuse box ,which blows and caused the symton you mentioned. Locate the fuse first and remove t...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L dash lights VIN: 1ZWFT61LOY
Thanks for the help. It was the red wire connection in the 3 wire plug to the alternator. I just bent the connector with a pick. The dealer sales a replacement connector for about 35 dollars.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D91
had mass air flow reprogramed by dealer fixed surge but cat still a problem. will need new catalytic converters. Trouble codes: 420 (rt bank catalyst).
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L forward gear select VIN: 1GHDU06L4S
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2P4GP25G9X
Well I had went thru everything that was mentioned from everyone that replied, and it is still having an issue the owner took the van he is going to the dealer, I pulled exhaust no luck, I pulled injectors no luck, I checked egr valve no luck, crank sensor was...
1973 Porsche 911S 2.7L oil leak VIN: 9113404399
Thank you for the help. The leak is probably from the upper case bolt. I changed the thermostat O ring and put on new oil light sender without changing the leak. My customer wants me to repair the car but I won't be able to start job for at least a month so I'...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Timing Chain VIN: WP0CB29853
Thank you all for the replies. We will be replacing the engine just not right away. The customer is aware that the cost of the repair will be greater than the value of the car. For future info on these M96 engine problems: Get the December 2008 Porsche Exc...
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZY1279Y
Replaced ECU again this time from dealer, so far so good. If the light comes on again I'll be back. Thanks for all who tried to help. Trouble codes: P0410 (A.I.R. Failure).
2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L starting VIN: 1G8ZJ52771
2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.5L tcc VIN: 5GZCZ63474
Special thanks to Ernest [...], he hit the nail on the head. The fix was a torque converter, and reflash the PCM callibrations.
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2SV24E3M
There were a combination of issues that contributed to this problem. Most of the replies focused on cam timing, others emphasized valve clearance, vacuum leaks, fuel pressure, plugged exhaust, etc. I had to buy the valve adjustment tool and do the calculatio...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN87R1X
checked all timing componets, all good. I did not do this car and was left with it. I have a strong suspecion battery was left connected and starter wire touched ground and shorted computor out dont know till pcm is replaced.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Stalls no start VIN: 3VWCC21C6Y
Replaced crank sensor,working fine cold but lost connection hot. Thanks again
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L 2-3 VIN: YV1LS61JXY
thanks for all the help. turns out that the bolt was removed at the top of the trans to fill. repaired and vehicle is doing great.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi everyone- I'm sorry about the slightly late close, and thanks again for your help. Unfortunately, this car is still not fixed. The customer was finally able to leave the car at the end of last week, but unfortunately, we have been unable to duplicate the pr...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1SW53D21
Hello to everybody . yes we did install the 53 engine as the replacement of 58 engine and have driven vehicle for several days, we did use all original transferable parts but the turbo that is from the replacement's , vehicle has less power now than before tha...
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