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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
replace secondary air pump & combination valves. Also replaced crank case distribution hose(large hose w/connectors on each valve cover & intake). Vehicle repeatedly sets codes. checked valves-good. smoked engine - no vac leaks seen. Smoked turboes by blocking... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Drive 1only in reverse and nuetral or drive VIN: WBAAM5339Y
Customer headed back here from long trip and trans light came on, she called me on that very hot day and I told her that maybe she should pull off the freeway and let it cool off a bit. She did, back on freeway and all was well and she made it back here. The n...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGN63493
i have a bmw that we change alternator and battery alternator was not charging after we change it everything was ok in about 30 minut the care stall and i coud not start it in about 5 minut it started agien and stall agien after another 5 minut it started agie...
2004 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G4WB52K84
So lucky me got the project installed a remnan bcm from a1 cardone sent it to the dealer to be reprogramed all was well. cusomer came back today with the same complaint no start no crank prndl indicator lights up but no crank have checked the terminals in the ...
2007 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GADS13S24
car came in wiyh c.e.l. on codes p0136 and p1133. replaced front 02 for not switching fast enough. test drove both codes came back within 2 miles of driving. front 02 goes below 100mv and above 900mv sometimes hangs around 800mv for a second then goes down bel... Trouble codes: P1133 (ho2s insufficient switching b1 s1), P0136 (02 sensor fault b1 s2)
2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L front blower motor VIN: 1G6KS54Y73
Everytime I go at this one with any sort of diagnostic tool she corrects herself and works fine. The owner has thought at diffirent times putting the front defroster on cured the problem, slamming the right front door cured the problem, floorboarding the accel...
2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.2L strut VIN: 3GYFK628X7
Thanks in advance for your time fellow techs. I recentley replaced both front struts on this escalade due to leakage and noise. During the test drive after the repair the service suspenion message came on . I found a hard code c0575 left front actuator open. I...
1999 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Interior Courtesy Lights VIN: 1GNDM19W9X
Customer brought vehicle to us with complaint that interior courtesy lights are inop and courtesy fuse blows. Vehicle is equipped with RKE. When using a circuit breaker in place of the fuse, last door is closed, lights instantly fade off and breaker trips. We'...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L propeller shaft VIN: 1G1YY22G5X
A friend has this car in his shop due to a noise in the driveline. When the car is at idle,(in park) a noise which sounds like a severly cracked flex plate is coming from the driveshaft tunnel. The pitch of the noise changes when the trans is engaged. Visual i...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GBJG31R31
Thank You in advance for looking this over. Are there any CNG users out there with experiance on a Bay Tech 5.7 Chevrolet CNG conversion? We have a 2001 3500 Express van that is giving us problems. It will run fine for a few days then loose power, stall, and ... Trouble codes: P131, P137, P151
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L drivers door lock,window,mirror VIN: 3GNFK16Z83
Hello again and thanks in advance for any help, I have this 2003 chevy suburban that came in for no power window, door locks functioning, upon checking it out I found the other door locks will work from the passenger switch just not the drivers door, and the o...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L valve trane
i have this 2004 malibu top end sounds like a sewing machine have good oil presure but dosent seem to be getting up to the cams. theres very little signs of oil on top i pulled the oil pump and presure relife valve and all is in good working order i can not fi...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Surge, hunting VIN: 2G1WB58K16
At hyw.speeds the vehicle hunts.(approx.105kph)If you put your foot into it there is good power and runs great.The scanner shows the actual and desired timing to be jumping almost 23 degrees in time with the hunting.It is not the trans.or torque convertor.We f...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H2X
Gentlemen, Intermittently vehicle sets misfire faults, engine is not misfiring at all. Replaced all ignition parts in the course of a tune-up, CKP sensor, new distributor. Fuel quality is good, pressure and volume is good. Has been at other shop for same conce... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0304, P0302, P0301
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L vent temp VIN: 2C4GM68445
customer has complained of the a/c not working before, however we were not able to verify. customer stopped by when the a/c was blowing warm. we checked gauges with pressures of 34 and 255. warm air from vents. while testing, monitoring etc. the a/c started bl...
2006 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L blend door VIN: 1C3EL65R96
car has heat only, no movement of blend door. blend door motor was replaced without sucsess.only syntom we have come across is that when pushing buttons on control head they all beep one time per push.but when pushing temp control button,no beep is heard. the ...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EJ46X7W
engine stays running with key turned off have to disconnect battery cable to shut off will restart and run fine at times it will shut off with the key note: when engine will not shut off it runs good not dieseling thanks for the help
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C3Y
i have a neon with sometime of pcm or wiring issue. i started with code po117 for ect sensor voltage too low. i replaced the sensor and that did not fix that problem. i then dug deeper into it and found the wiring bad/melted from ect sensor back to the main ha... Trouble codes: P0107 (map sensor volts too low), P0117 (ect sensor voltage too low), P0122 (throttle position sensor voltage low), P1192 (inlet air temp sensor voltage low)
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L when hot van does not shift VIN: 2346P253XY
Thanks for any info you folks can give me. Let me say first that I'm a truck tech so these 4 wheeler's are a little "foreign" to me. Here's the problem- I have a 2000 Caravan with 170,000km on it that appear's to need another tranny rebuild (1st one was 80,0...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU18W2V
this intermitent problem seems unsafe .the truck just reads full hot and oil pressure light on but oil gauge reads normal.the truck then loses power like emergency mode. 1 DTC 1299 cyl.head active. un sure what this code affects. thank
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hunting at idle VIN: 1FMEU16W61
Thanks to all in advance, have this Expedition that has got me pretty stumped. In gear at idle the engine will hunt between 550 and 700 RPM. It is not at all misfiring, it just can make up its mind where it wants to idle. Desired RPM value is usually right aro...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L hard starting VIN: 1FAFP45XX2
Problem 1. )Car is hard to start when it has fully warmed up. It cranks excessively, but, will start eventually. No MIL light ever on. Problem 2.) The hose from the left side of the throttle body over to the PVC valve is collapsed. So, of course we replaced t...
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57462
This van was towed to our shop by the bodyshop that had just replaced the windshield. It ran fine when brought into their shop but when they tried to take it out, it would idle very poorly and stall when placed in reverse. When I got it, it would idle fairly w... Trouble codes: P1270, P0500
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L HVAC Box VIN: 3FAFP37353
We have a Focus that has water leaking from the box inside the car. We made sure the A/C drain is clear and draining sufficiently. It leaks water from seams in the box about midway up the box (well above the A/C drain).It seems to leak water anytime the blower...
2003 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14V33
Rough Idle. Hesitation. Bank 2 running rich. If I pull a plug wire from any cyl. on bank 2 no changed is noticed. STFuel Trims are between -1.5 to +1.5 bank 1 and between -12.5 and -6.5 bank 2.
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L door locks, radio VIN: 1FMYU931X3
The vehicle was brought to my shop after another shop replaced engine. The lights, door locks and radio will not work with the enigne off. The radioi does not work at all. I've checked all the fuses, relays and connections but cannot find anything wrong.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No power VIN: 1FTWF32PO4
After noon techs, this truck was brought to us with a blown motor, seems driver went through 2 feet of water and swallowed water and seized motor. We replaced it with a Jasper reman and everything seemed to go ok. after we got it running we noticed a lack of ...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, Stall, gauges die VIN: 1FDWE35LX7
driver stated bus died at highway speed,gauges died, felt like driving on a dead battery.towed to dealer started up next morning didn't have to jump, alternator and batteries were ok dealer said camshaft code was set,they said that was a result of the stall no...
2009 Ford Taurus SE 3.5L driver door key pad VIN: 1FAHP25WO9
key pad only locks all doors. wont unlock doors or trunk tried disabling any user codes {to use master only}but system wont accept change-no horn chirp-.!!! does anyone have any ideas info very limited on m.o.d.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GTEC19VX4
truck towed in w/no start . will crank & die,but have only limited accessories (radio,gauges & windows work for only a split second while cranking then they go dead). cluster reads battery not charging & unknown driver. cannot communicate w/any scanner in our ...
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L starting system VIN: 1HGCD7202V
Good Morning. I have a 1997 Honda Accord 4dr Se model that we have recently completed a Headgasket repair on. The vehicle was driven into the show and started previously to the repair. Upon completing the repair the factory alarm will not reset and we cannot s...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L interior lights and door ajar lights VIN: 5FNRL18522
Any honda techs run across this and can help me out. I'm leaning toward either a passenger multiplex control unit or interior light relay. Am I close or way off base. Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thanks in advance
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Stall VIN: JHLRD68444
This CR-V is driving me nuts. Vehicle will stall at random, but once it does it, it will do it every 30 seconds to every couple of minutes. I have it consistently at idle now. No codes at all. Strange thing is, if you leave the ignition on for a long period of...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Hydramatic 4L80E Transmission VIN: SAJNX234XR
Vehicle came in with concern that at 55 the transmission light comes on and vehicle doesn't appear to shift into OD. Since the local Jaguar dealer got rid of their JDS system that scans the old Jags and there isn't an aftermarket scanner for this I am shooting...
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P8W
after sart up and run in engine thru code p1391 thought it was just fluke cleared and reset all adaptives. code returned on test drive. check codes found the cam crank sync is stateing lost. check all connections and grounds all are clean and good. i'm not a j... Trouble codes: P1391
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: S2XC645757
99 Jeep Grand Cherokee code p0306 engine misfire. 4.0l engine. Compression good and fuel injector pulse signal good for #6 cylinder. Wet spark plug during inspection. Suspect coil. but coils come in a coil strip and not sold seperate. Is a coil a common failur... Trouble codes: P0306
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 2425469099
I am going to to do 'valve stem seals' 4.7 high output. After recearching it mitchell shows that this can be done without removing the head. After removing the valve cover i can see that the valves and springs are surrounded by a wall, meaning no access with t...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YBGF22D9Y
egr flow problem, everything i can think of has been replaced up to this point. see vehicle repair history. Trouble codes: P0400
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80DX6
This Mazda cranks fine, but the ignition only fires once each time I crank it. It also has a hard code for cam sensor bank one. I found in the archives older models with four cylinder engines with the same symptems. Those had timing chain problems, but I found... Trouble codes: P0340
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Stall VIN: 1130441201
Hello everyone. About a month ago this old beauty started stalling or almost stalling when turning corners; problem is intermittent, but happens most of the time and only after warm-up. When it almost stalls, letting off the throttle for 5-10 seconds brings it...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Column lock VIN: WBDGA33G0W
I have this wonderful Mercedes, which I don't normally work on them, that has the steering column locked at all times. I'm fairly certain if I could get the thing apart I could get the locking mechanism off so the customer could get rid of this thing. The key ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Console Cover VIN: WDBTJ76H73
Customer somehow was able to completely remove the cover of her center console which covers the built in telephone. Nothing appears broken but we don't know how to reinstall the cover and the owners manual doesn't address this(of course). Pressing in the two s...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MT21H22
This montero sport will missfire at idle and under any load if you give slight throttle it will seem to smooth out. I have replaced spark plugs wires and valve cover gaskets due to oil leak into spark plug tubes. There is still a missfire checked codes and the...
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L fuse VIN: 4A3AE75H34
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JJN1HJ0F3P
The old 02 sensor and the new one will go all the way up to 1.42v and down to zero. I don't have a DSO but my fluke gives me an average of .75 roughly at 2000 rpm. I put an extra ground on both the 02 sensor body and the maf sensor. The maf passes per all-dat... Trouble codes: 45 (leaking fuel injector)
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D53
first of all thanks to all who reply. i am stumped on this one. problem is intermittent, but has been more regular lately. i tried closing terminbals at coil connector - seemed to work but still, code and misfire returned. injector also tested but not faulty. ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire detected)
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L engine VIN: 1N6AA07B15
we have a titan that runs nice, has all kinds of power,but it lets out a big puff of white smoke intermitently(sorry about the spelling).it tends to do it mostly on first start up of the day.we pulled the motor down thinking it was valve seals--wrong--not the ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Interior VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Good afternoon, we have a 05 Altima that was towed in for no start, We found the battery drained and a bad cell. (battery 1 year old but generic brand) we checked for draw and found a 0.10 amp draw. The power window circuit fuse was removed and the draw is gon...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L wont crank VIN: 1G3NL52E52
Well of course its 10 after 6 on friday and she calls and the cashless clunker wont start. It wont crank and the security light flashes. All the wrecker drivers are quit and home drinkin. So I clear all the junk off my trailer since shes parked in a PAY lot an...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Distributor VIN: 2P4GP4433T
Vehicle came in with coolant leaking from pipes under intake manifold. Performed a complete front engine service, new valve cover gaskets, water pump and pipes. Vehicle has a history of a light lifter noise that goes away after driving 5-10 minutes. After the ...
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Blower VIN: 1G2HX53L3N
No power at blower switch or motor. Was working when we pulled it in to charge a/c. Thinking it's a relay or resistor, but it has a set in engine compartment and another behid passenger side dash. No burned connectors or wiring on switch or blower.
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L body control VIN: 1G8JV54F32
The body control on this saturn locks up intermittantly-it then ceases to function until it is powered down (battery disconnect)and restarted I want to replace the control but they are backordered (with no ship date) I have access to a used control -I need to ...
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L oil leak VIN: 1G8AJ55FX6
Saturn came in for an oil change 2.2 ecotech. We noticed an oil leak and he said he adds 3 qts. between oil changes. We cleaned it all up and ran the car on the hoist for 15 minutes with out a single drip. Shut the car off and it dripped out a considerable amo...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L not ready for inspec VIN: 4S3BG68587
all i need is the "drive cycle" for this car so it will be ready for inspection.
2005 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L tire press reset VIN: KL5VJ56L15
I got this one in rotated the tires and the tire press light was on..How do I reset or relearn the system so the light goes off? Thanks
1994 Toyota T100 2.7L No Start VIN: JT4UD10D2R
Hello to all. We have this T100 that is tearing us up. Came in with no start no fuel no spark. Checked pcm no communication. Checked powers and grounds checked check engine light by grounding it to be sure. Told customer needs pcm. Everything checked good. He ...
1996 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L trans only works in 4 low VIN: W4SO22O197
customer called and said that this 4 runner, which it does'nt sound like he uses very much, would'nt move, it worked fine when he parked it last, trans tries but slips quite bad, I asked him to check the fluid and he added 1.5 LT's, same thing, the trans baril...
1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXBR12E5X
car tow in, engine start and stall out after 2 minutes, some time died after started. PO code 1300 igniter circuit # 1 malfunction , first I checked all ground and shorted they are good, then I replaced both crank sensor and igniter. car ran fine after that. 1... Trouble codes: P1300
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Ign lock cly VIN: JT3HP10V6W
This truck the key will not turn .service manual no help service repair info,to remove lock cly any help key will not turn any drilling needed to be done.
2006 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.3L Shift VIN: 5TDZA22C06
Last week, we replaced a Transmission on a 2006 Toyota Sienna. After replacing the transmission, we test drove the vehicle for a few miles. Everything was working properly (shifting smooth...) After we parked the vehicle after the test drive, then to move the ...

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L misfire VIN: WAUKC68D41
Thanks to all of you who responded. I really appreciate IATN not only for the obvious tech insights, but also for the mental ease of knowing I am not alone in my struggles. This car refused to clear up with the timing set by factory marks. The vac. gauge sh...
2004 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B64
OK thanks for the replies,I had to do it twice. First o2 was bad,1st time took 3.5 hours, 2nd time less than 2. first time I tried to do it without removing the right side manifold,i got it loose but couldn't remove it.So the best way i found was to remove the...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6347Y
Okay, this one drove my crazy. I never did find the BMW bulletin someone listed for me, nor did I find any diagnostic info on code 164 checked alldata, mitchell and BMW factory info. I replaced the MAF, cleared all adaptation and performed a manual relearn of ... Trouble codes: 164 (ambient pressure sensor).
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K8S
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L valve train VIN: 1G4AG55M8T
hey I would like to thank all of you who repleid with your ideas all were great but 1 idea hit the nail on the head Thomas [...] yes we were supplied the gasket set from the machine shop and just assumed they would cover both. After tearing back down the top...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L 4th gear Flair/Slip VIN: 3G5DA03E04
Thank you to all who helped me with this vehicle! After recieving some really helpful ideas, and 1 goofy one! Pretty much everyone who replied,had alittle fix in this one. After removing the transmission again,dissasembling & inspection.There was some matter i...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L long crank to start VIN: 2G1WL54T4P
I replaced the fuel pump and filter, It seems to have fixed the odd problem I was having. It went quite well after a couple soak downs with PB. Thanks for the help.
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W3V
well i can say it is finally fixed. I put in the fuel spider because it was leaking and dremeled out the hold down to get the timing on 0 degrees. this made it start and idle nice but the code kept coming back and still no power. I told the owner to tell the g... Trouble codes: P0341.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Ignition coil VIN: 2GCEC19W1X
Hi every One , Thank you alot for your time and expert advise. As far as it was not security problem As John [...] from New York said Its Normal the light to blink. Timothy made it more clear that this truck would not take Ignition away as part of securit...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.0L No Start VIN: 1CGEC14WXX
This truck had me chasing my tail!!! It turns out the distributor gear was out of it? This truck ran perfectly on the road test for the safety? Then all the misfires? that wouldn't show up on live data but in the history data, and you could feel the misfires ....
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC52481
IATN is a great network for all technicians who knows how to use it and for me its the best tool.Thank you again from everyone who responded to my post.eight of you who replied confirmed my diagnosis for the TPS sensor.After replacing TPS sensor and multiple r... Trouble codes: P0122.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z12
hey techs. thanks for the input.the problem was the ecm.after three attempts to have an aftermarket supplier program the replacement part,we took it to our local dealer,and unfortunately paid heavily,the customer has called and no concerns have reappeared.agai...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDXO3E53
After taking over this vehicle from the tech that was working on it I discovered thaqt the front O2 sensor was locked lean. Inducing a rich condition showed no changes in the voltage and unplugging the sesor allowed it to go right to it's bias voltage. repla...
2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCFG15X26
this vehilce ended up being towed out, i did not have time to continue diagnosing, it had been at the shop too long prior to me get it and customers patience was depleted, lots of great replies, thanks for all your input, i know this information will help some...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X51
Thanks everyone,I am surely glad that I asked before doing.I did a leakdown test as suggested by a few and it ended that the #1 cylinder had a burnt valve.I need not look at the timing chain because it would not have solved the problem.The customer did not wan... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L clutch cable VIN: 1FABP42E1K
I would like to thank that all replied to our request. We looked into the ground cable and it was hooked up ok. One thing I forgot to mention was that all of the cables we installed along with the original one that was split had the same part number stamped o...
1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Starting
thanks a bunch for all the replies and suggestions it turned out that the pcm shorted interally when i disconnected it a terminal pin and wire came out with connector i just hope it was a pcm problem and not some other underlying concern but never the kess i...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
Went ahead and had parts supplier warranty the replacement fan clutch friday, and let pops drive vehicle saturday and sunday, i drove all over town friday night. Noise is now what i would consider normal, like some said, very loud noise now gone and seems to ...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1GKFK66U13
This system is very confusing to me. the customer is struggling for money and are bringing it back when they have more, they picked up the car right after I opened the request and hoped they would be back before I had to close it.. Some replies said that the d...
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.6L compressor VIN: 1GDJC34DX6
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. After testing all the inputs and sensors i turned to splice packs and the wire harness, which i have seen a few run through here with issues. I found that the splice packs were in good condition and continued to the ...
2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L alarm light activated VIN: 1J4FA39S83
The only fix for this would be to have orignal dash rebuilt by jeep. Hunter does not rebuild this dash,couldn't find anyone else who did. Pulling the bulb is not an opitoin as the bulb is a LED on the circuit board. Jeep runs great except for alarm light and...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L ride control VIN: 1LNLM9740R
The air ride processor was n/g. It would stick in a rise or deflate mode intermittently. Also the l/f strut firm/soft ride solenoid was bad. Put used parts in and all is fine. No codes and able to run spring fill to completion.
1995 Mazda MPV LXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234S
Its Gone! The fix is unusuall for me or any of us for sure. It turns out that the starter fluid thing was a fluke, The actuall start/no start situation was directly related to ambient temp and or humidity. if the sun was shining on the car it would start, s...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Acceleration VIN: 1YVGF22CX1
Thanks to everybody that responded to my call for help.It did turn out to be the transmission. Had it rebuilt and the car runs great. Thanks again...Carl
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA4D6JA
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L operation VIN: WDBFA66EXN
Found a bad window limit switch in drivers door,thanks for your help everyone.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G9Y
Well guys what I tried to avoid the most is exactly what happened. As I said before I got a used PCM and a used immobilizer ECU to match the PCM. I then sent the car to the dealer after about 6 phone calls to have the key programmed to the new PCM & ECU. And e...
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L cruise control VIN: 4N2ZN16TO1
Most replys were to chance the vss. Being that I had no test equipment with me and the problem was intermitent I got a vss from the dealer and installed. After 900 miles worth of road test i can say problem fixed. Thanks for all the help
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1NAL11D12C
The nissan is fixed,we disassembled the timing cover and oilpan,also balance shaft housing.The oil pump screen is bolted to the bottom of the timing cover so it all must come off.The timing chain has 3 different links the crank gear keyway goes 6oclock to line... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46X3X
I came in the next day and was getting 9.6v out of the 8v ref wire to the ckp,cmp, and vss sensors. I checked it over and over again over again to see if it would drop under five or stay at 9.6v. Over the course of two days i have been getting a 9.6 ref voltag...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G2NF52E51
Thank you to all who replied We just got the car back today and smoke tested from tank to cap.It was leaking at fill tube below the gas cap. replaced fill tube and no more leaks. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system).
1990 Toyota Supra 3.0L spark plugs full of oil VIN: JT2MA71SXL
Well this one is long gone, had been on holidays before it was fixed. I actually emailed Tom right off and he supplied me with more info right away. I also used Gary's idea of copper washers to reseal the pipe plugs. Not a bad job to do [I hear]. I was just go...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L hydrolic fan VIN: JT2GK13E2R
thankyou for all your help. the problem turned out to be the power steering pump,it is dual chamber and one of them were bad.solved the problem with a new pump.and again thankyou,its really nice to be able to ask questions of such a large number of talented te...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K9T
Thanks to all who replied, all testing kept coming back to a bad ecm. Always a hard pill to swallow. Not a common fail on this model apparently, replaced with salvage unit and viola! car runs great, customer has picked up, and called back with a thank you, car... Trouble codes: P1300.
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TDBT48A65
Thank-you to Gregg, David, and Matt. They were right, Special thanks to Gregg who walked me through setting the pretention on the cam gears. I originally screwed up and didn't put the bolt in the back of the exhaust cam to hold the inner gear. I pulled both ex...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H4T
Thanks for all the great input. The customer supplied his own brand new up stream ox senser. After spending a lot of time and asking for help and not finding anything concrete I got another ox sensor, now everything is fine. Thanks again; Mike [...] Auto ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M91
OK, got this odd one repaired. Most of the responses agreed with my gut instinct to replace the driver door module, but that was not the fix. What I found was, better than 50% of the time you turned the key to the 'on' position, the doors would autounlock......
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L sunroof VIN: YV1SZ58D21
thanks to bill and david from ohio a hard reset and cycling the door locks with the key and sunroof operation was normal. ran a new module calibration and everything is fine
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