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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Lighting VIN: 214MNJ145M
I am working in a 98 Audi A4, 2.8 engine, 5 speeds, and I am having a electrical problem, the wiper, signal lights, and head light are not working, I already check the fuses, but I didn't heck the relay, Could you tell me where is that relay located on those v...
2007 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUEV74F47
Customer had to make a panic stop and it barely slowed down. I drove the car and when doing a normal light pedal stop it felt perfect. But when slamming on the brakes even at 10mph the pedal became rock hard and was about 1/2 the braking power. Even doing a me...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET374X3
Took over two months for code to return with no drivabilty concerns. Engine idles almost to smoothly. Searched IATN and all data with no results. Unable to find a meaning for a DTC with a letter in the last didg. Smoke tested intake with no leaks found. No cha... Trouble codes: P111F (Manif. Control fuel air metering......... Crankshaft rationalty)
1993 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1G4AG55N5P
Ok you GM guys. I never seem to have good luck with pre-obd-II diagnostics. This '93 century came in about 6 months ago with a no start. (cranks no fire) Found the fuel pump was the culprit and replaced it.(and the filter) The customer took it home and parked ...
1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4BT52P2T
misses on cyl # 4 continuosly backfires through exhaust instaled new cap ,rotor,wires,plugs twice still misses cyl 4. installed new injector no change compression 180 fuel pressure in spec vaccum excellent valve springs not broken rockers ok pushrods ok in ori... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected)
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 3G5DA03E55
This is a new costumer for us but he says he had the trans flushed at a quick lube shop. Had to take it back because it leaked and they tightened a line to make it stop. Now he's noticed it occasionally shifts slow or delayed from 2-3 gear. For some reason we ...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y9R
Good afternoon. This vehicle came in with cel on. It was scanned and P085 was found. The code was cleared and returned. Diagnostic routine was followed and the idle control was found to hang up. I replaced the control and went to relearn the TPS/idle control a... Trouble codes: P0080
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6KD54Y21
Hi and thanks for reading my post, I have this 2001 deville that surges at idle. No codes no vacume leaks that we can find tried the rubber boot and iac with no help, all fuel trims are normal at this tmie aroud 0-4% only does this at idle. I did see someone r...
2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L steering VIN: 1G6KF57992
Customer brought in for hard steer at idle or when braking slow. Found large leak at P/S pressure hose that was leaking onto serpentine belt. Replaced hose and belt. Cleaned up area. System was bleed properly. This vehicle DOES NOT have hyro-boost. We have fo...
1988 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GCFC29K0J
customer was driving truck and it died. was towed and then checked and was found to have no injector pulse or spark. replaced ing module and truck ran ok and soon as it got warm it quit again. tried another ing module as we have had some defective ones and it ...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GCEC14K9M
truck came in with with a sruge in second and third gear. test drove the truck and it would start at 60 km to 90, when it started surging, your speed would drop. so went to the shop, checked the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and pulled the dist. found the plugs fo...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K8R
hello iatn universe this 94 chev pk came in for intermittent stall at stop signs. truck fires right back up and off idle runs great.no codes stored. could not find the problem exactly other than distributor bushing was making noise and truck was in poor tune, ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Reverse 2/3 Flare VIN: 1GNEC13R1X
I sure need some input on this one. This is my sons truck and I have a little more time than I do money. This one has several different symptoms. They seem to change up a bit...but here goes. When first started and until about op temp everything is fine. Then ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L white smoke VIN: 1GCJC39151
Hey diesel guys I am a rookie and trying to figure out how to check these injectors. We just got this duramax today and it is smoking like crazy. I am pretty sure it is a injector but I dont know how to read the base rate on the injectors though my modis. it t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCMC29132
Got this 02 2500 pick up with 6.6 that is skipping on cylinder #3. The cylinder has a lot of oil in it and not sure how it is getting there. Any ideas on what could have happened and also I have a 6.6 in a wrecked 06 2500 and wondering if it may work in the 02...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L compressor VIN: 2G1WF55K13
Please help with this one , a/c compressor has been replaced due to failure 4 times along with o tube and accumulator and condenssor, first one was replaced in feb of this year car came back less than a month later with compressor making noise that one lasted ...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L gear train VIN: 2C8GT64L94
Hi Trans Tech,this van came in the shop on a tow truck it had no engagement,pull the codes po700 po732.po743 etc.Took the trans apart and found the entire plantery set in peices rebuilt the unit with everything new trans did last than 100 miles and had to be t...
1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3XC46R7M
this is one of my good customers i just put a fuel pump in because it will not run unless you pump the gas excessively really fast and it might run long enough to get it out of the garage and bearly running at that. i checked the cat converter its fine i check...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MF36W5T
#1 coil won't fire. Trouble codes: P0351
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1B4GP44G1X
Vehicle came in about three weeks ago with a noise in the engine/transmission. Found the flywheel to be cracked around the crankshaft bolts. Replaced. Van was gone about a week and the lady called back saying all the lights were lighting up on the PRND3L and i...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L steerin wheel VIN: 1B4HS28Y0X
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4GP2433Y
Customer's complaint was a misfire when cold. Miss goes away when engine warms up. Confirmed complaint and verified the significant misfire was only on Cyls #2 & #6. Checked front bank plugs, all worn .010" over, checked front bank injectors, all even for flow... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire)
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L 1-2 shifts VIN: 1C7HG48N63
this truck was drove to me in 2nd gear it does not shift at all i found a trans fuse blowed and no codes in trans or engine it acts like its in limp mode not really a transmission shop but i hate to replace a transmisson and still have the same problem help
2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Hi we are working on a 2004 Dodge Neon Se, vehicle has 100K on it. Has been well maintained by our shop. The other day it was in the shop for routine transmission fluid/filter and antifreeze flush and fill. During the process of filling the overflow some water... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire)
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N55
the truck was towed in died will driving but when got to shop it started just fine . had code p2074 map/ throttle correlation gas gauge had been broke for some time so when car was at shop cust choose to go ahead fix gas gauge done gauge sweep all was good . u... Trouble codes: P2074 (map/throttle position correlation high air flow/ vacum leak detected)
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L abs VIN: 1D4GP24R25
Hello,I had Van In Shop abs light on scan code 28 i tested and fixed it, i could not clear code i using ease scan tool.this van have to use oem scan tool,is any techs out there know about this system or dodge techs know about how to clear abs code.Thank you so...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L steerability VIN: 3D7KS28C65
Customers complaint was that the steering needed constant correction. I test drove and could feel the problem develop and become worse as I reached higher speeds. The steering requires constant correction, and when doing so will abruptly pull the other directi...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP62W1S
hi i have a 95 ford tunderbird with a 4.6 in it has a miss all the time on # 2 cylinder. found that # 2 cylinder fuel injector is on all the time. pulled the conectro off and found that the ecm is grounding the injector all the time unpluged the ecm and the in... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
Hello everyone, I have an odd duck here. Customer complained that intermittantly the car would'nt start (No crank) and the radio clock would reset when it finally would start. Also she noticed while she would drive that the engine would "hicup" and act like it...
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32EXX
amber abs lites after a short drive but abs does rumble when lite is off.hard brakeing for test indicates abs works till lite comes on.pulled all sensors and cleaned,measured veh speed at sensors and they all work
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3L cannot refuel VIN: 1GTEC14X05
hello,and thanks for taking the time to read this.customer complained of having to pull the pump nozzle 1/2 way out of the filler neck,and can only squeeze trigger 1/2 way or pump shuts off,making refueling a chore.i have removed and checked the vent valve,as ...
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GTJK33225
This truck originally cam in for running rough and a pinging sound from engine, 2 months ago, Now back for same concern. Truck will miss while driving. I originally replaced cam sensor and checked tone wheel, appears ok. Came back in with above codes. Cleared ... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam and crank correlation), P0301 (missfire 1 cyl.), P0335 (crank sensor), P0341 (cam sensor), P1223 (inj. 1 output circuit)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23687
Good morning all! Need some GMC help here PLEASE!!! Unable to program new ECM, but it begins with no start...Truck was rebuilt by local bodyshop tech. Truck was driven for several days after bodywork,then 1 day no start.Scanned(p0340),verified circuits,replace... Trouble codes: P0340
1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH6265P
thanx for your help in the past, i would like to bounce this one off of you guys, not being really up on older hondas. the car would start and run fine, the one thing i did notice was i could hear the shift interlock clicking and the engine would die. some tim...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653W
this car is in pristine cond.and runs beautiful,is also unmolested.cold start up it will idle fine for a few min. then start to fluctuate as it tries to drop below 1000 rpm.after a few more min.it still fluctuates only twice as fast.tested for vac.leaks,none f... Trouble codes: P0505
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG326XX
Car came in with complaint of d/s door lock inoperative. Passenger side works perfectly. I checked all fuses in both under dash fuse boxes. All fuses were good. I checked the two wires going to the actuator and found that the white/red wire and the yellow wire...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L converter VIN: 2HKRL185XY
we rebuilt this trans in 01/09- came in with code p0740, fluid was burnt and rough shifting. came back in 08/09 again with code p0740 but shifted fine just had code p0740 again so removed and tore down and everything looked ok. we replaced converter and tcc so...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Transmission range sensor VIN: JHLRD78862
had this car a few months ago same code p1706,came back with same code harness checked good.I think this light will come on again.Not sure if the range sensor is bad or the shift cable is a problem it won't shift down to 1st gear position with the shit handle....
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M9W
Hello, we have an Elantra with the MIL on and no DTCs present last time it was here. Sounds like a bad PCM to me, as the data stream on our Solus Pro shows MIL status as both on and off, on 2 separate lines. I am confused. Thanks in advance for any advice you ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W71
Here's to hoping somebody has run into this. This thing sets a 507 code for the idle being too high. I have not been able to duplicate this and my flight recorder hasn't been much help either. The latest freeze frame data shows it was fully warmed up, while th... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle RPM higher than expected)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L p1499 VIN: 1J4GW48N81
Sorry men and women but I will make this as short as possible. Vehicle comes in with drivability problem. Rough idle, poor fuel mileage, poor acceleration, hiccups at 3000 rpm and above. While checking with the hood up I find it also has an almost cyclical rol... Trouble codes: P0032, P0108, P1499
2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L power steering VIN: IJAP7555ER
I had to unplug the EPS electric power steering module on this gs now there is no power steering. codes c1515 and c1525 I have a master tech with a toyota /lexus card so all I heed to do is to set the trq (tourqe) sensor adjustment, well that is where my probl...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Starting VIN: 12QWE124AS
I am working in a 98 Lincoln Navigator that has a problem to star ...I already check the fuel pump and its working, coil ignition has voltage on it, fuel injector are working, I already change the cramshaft position sensor and the Camshaft position sensor, but...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNFM82W0X
Hi and thanks for reading this. We replaced the rear air springs on this 99 town car with conventional coil springs (Moog pt# CC865) and now we are trying to turn out the "Air Suspension" light on the dash. Has anyone been able to do this? We have done it on...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L brake pedal VIN: 1LNHM97V3Y
Couple of questions here. #1 First of all I under bid this evap case job (again!) via alldata. Do any of you techs have any tips on bidding w/alldata? #2 Customer complaint was soft brake pedal. No ABS codes. I sugested to try to bleed the brakes. Shop said re...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L Cam Phaser VIN: 5LMFU28506
Hi Ford Gurus, I got this nightmare & was wondering if anyone can "Show Me the Light" Repair history: 1) vehicle came in NOT Running 2) Compression test showed R/Side engine Jumped time 3) Disassembled T/Chain cvr, found R/side cam phaser SPUN 1/8 around on ca...
1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16X1V
thanks in advance to all that reply. customer brought truck from another shop. code is p0155 o2 heater circuit. the other shop had installed 2 new sensors, dont know why 2 when bank 2 sensor 1 is only problem. anyway code came right back. customer also stated ... Trouble codes: P0155
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 107.044-12
Good morning all, we have here a 1973 (11/72)(vin [...]) Mercedes Benz 450SL that has a misfire/hesitation just off idle. Can duplicate problem consistently on the hoist, as well as driving. Problem only seems to occur hot. Problem will occur at ab...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WDBFA76E6S
Can you please help me find the correct wiring from the electronic throttle actuators to the connectors or harness. A previous repair (by someone else) was done replacing the color coded wiring with incorrect colored wires and cutting the connector off where i...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCT01Z2M
had miss fire on #4 cyl found bad inj replaced all injs still had missfire. pulled fuel rail checked for blockage non found. reinstalled fuel rail now wont start at all
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L fuel guage VIN: JN8DR09Y23
hi nissan techs,i am working on 2003 nissan pathfinder with irratic fuel gage.after while fuel gage shown full and goes down and up again.when i disconnect the plug from the sender goes down and doesnt go up again,so i know its not grounding.i replace the fuel...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52T9V
SES light on code p1336. Using Snap-On Modis code clears but immediately returns. Tried relearn procedure with Modis, replaced crankshaft sensor and tried to relearn it. When performing relearn procedure with Modis, instructions are to accelerate to full throt... Trouble codes: P1336
2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L steering rack or steering motor VIN: 1G2ZG55816
this car came from a used car dealer, it was brought in with a vibration and steering problem. we replaced the outer tie rod end on the drivers side. this removed all slack in steering. when parked it turnes very easy to the left but hard to the right. i have ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL on VIN: WPOAA2998X
We have run into this code before (PO446) and a canister shut off valve takes care of the problem. This one has decided to buck the system. So we have run extensive tests on every component and tube ETC. The pressure sensor checks OK..the valve is new and work... Trouble codes: P0446
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L havc VIN: 4S4BP86C85
a/c compressor comes on for 30 seconds when car first started and shuts off, evacuated and recharged 15 ozs. per sticker, no change, pressures high 40s and 150 psi, when running, pressure dont change much if i apply voltage to compressor clutch, cools fine. am...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E0W
On this corolla the Odometer and the Speedometer don't work,it has a code PO500 vehicle speed sensor A fault,I check the back of the cluster for any loose connector and is OK.If the speed sensor is bad will the Odometer and the speedometer be affected at the s... Trouble codes: P0500
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs system VIN: 5TDBT44A41
Hi folks. vehicle has premature abs activation mostly on a downhill sharp turn even without brakes applied. I am pretty sure this is not a wheel speed sensor problem, let me explain why. There are no dtc's in any system. I have scoped both front abs sensors an...
2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L no shift VIN: JTDBF3OK52
Hello group, I inherited this headache after its been to transmission shops and another mechanical shop. I usually don't get too involved with transmissions but I do specialize in electrical systems. The problem is hard codes for SL1 & SL2 solenoids, P0753 & P...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1KY38E33
This vehicle came in with high NOx readings. There are no DTCs. The cat is testing ok. There is no egr on this vehicle, and timing seems to be working as specified. After the induction clean, it did not get any better. I am completly stumped on this one, pleas...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWBB5156P
vehicle came in for died while driving and stall on accel.Once in the shop vehicle runs extremely rough and dies as soon as you touch the throttle.ran compression test-passed,found lots of fuel in cylinders and crankcase. ohms checked and noid checked injector...

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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Input shaft VIN: WAUPL68E35
Thanks for the input. I may not have described this well enough. This nut is on the clutch spline end of the input shaft. It is a triple square and does appear to have a special socket to reach the approximately 310 millimeters from the end of the shaft. The l...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L limp home mode VIN: WBABS32080
thanks to all who replied, trans was fualty, converter lock up would slip and cause limp home mode to engage, very hard to pick up on when driving as limp home would engage before an obviuos fault was felt, many thanks.
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGN63442
well, between the block and the timing cover (lower) there is a seal, which seals the primary water pump coolant feed to the engine. the timing cover is in between the wp and block, when this blows out, it fills this cavity and exits the engine through the 1/...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L No start. VIN: 1GYEK63N13
Thanks for the great responces. This Escalade has every after market item ever offered installed on it with some of them wired to the pcm. We believe these devices are the problem or cause a componet failure. The customer wouldn't let us unhook anything and sa...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1FP22S0S
I took the manifold off and as I said before it was clean and clear, it has one port only and real simple system. Sadly I wasted my time taking the manifold off. After I replaced the cat NOX went down to 501 from 860. Here's the trick - I took the EGR off, ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5241V
Many thanks for the people that took time to help me, most said the same thing the crank sensor is a problem removing. I had to remove the oil pan to access and punch it out. the interesting thing when i installed the new sensor i had to take sandpaper and re...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBGC34R1Y
Well this one is fixed, when the spider is unplugged power to the fuel pump is restored. Thanks Jerry for answering my question about the 2 problems being related. The new spider fixed both issues. The ecm I fuse powers up the fuel pump relay when key is on. T...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L power window VIN: 1GAGG25U44
Hi guys! This morning Trevor from illinois is my hero! He hit it right on!The blue power wire inthe passengers side door chafes on a sharp edge on shorts to ground.At first glance it may catch you attention but cut open the tape for closer inspection and you w...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Surge VIN: 1B3ES26C43
removed cmp sensor and inspected for cracks, none found, wiped mangnet off, reassembled. scoped cmp and cks sensor and found no problems. reattached all wiring and test drove 15 miles and no lights returned as of yet. marked this as not fixed due to uncertaint... Trouble codes: P2305, P0300, P0344.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Trans, radio,warning light's, steering and window VIN: 1FALP5205T
This rascal is history, at least until something else happens. It's one of my kids cars and you know how that goes. The MLPS , like most of the responses said was the culprit. I took it off and opened it up and it was full of water and corrosion. A new one fix...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Safety VIN: 1FTNX21F01
thanks to everybody who replied. we found that the pigtail connector was broken at left rear distance sensor. we replaced this connector and problem was fixed. thanks again.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L egr cooler VIN: 1FTSW21P75
end up with egr cooler, oil. cooler , highpressure oil pump , ipr. had metal shavings in screen of ipr. loss oil pressure. this was a learning day. truck runs good now.
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Over Boost VIN: 1FDAF56P36
sorry for the late close on this one. it turned out that the pipe between the turbo and the intercooler was bent just a small amount but i gess it was just enough. I think i was just making to much of it. thanks again
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L abs module VIN: 1GKEK63U53
Thanks for everyones help, problem was in left side reluctor wheel. There was noway to verify this just replaced it out of frustration. removed the sensor conector and used small video scope to look inside all i could see was a peice of rust between two teeth.
2004 GMC Winnebago 7.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 5B4MP67G44
The connection on the TPS was looseing connection and setting code for lost comm.to PCM found that the wheather pack on TPS was off and got to wet and to hot to hold connection replaced connector and things or good Thank you for all your help Trouble codes: U0107 (Lost Comm.W/Throttle Actuator).
1996 Honda Civic Si 1.6L stalls in d & r VIN: JHMEK16500
I drove the car for about 80 miles in traffic with no problem. Looking back, I suppose that the partial blockage of the filter caused the start clutch CVI to get out of whack to the point of applying aggressively and stalling the motor. Unplugging the control ...
1999 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Starting VIN: 1HGE16129X
i fix this problem,i change main relay,i apreciate all tecnician,thanks very much to all of you.
2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L reverse\second VIN: JNKCP11AX2
I replaced the transmission with another used one, and flushed the cooler again. So far so good, guess I just got a dud. thanks
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Exhaust
Hey guy's I had this truck fixed before the help request & was just wondering on the labor rate time. Thanks Kelly, Peter & Jay for your info & time. We decided to charge the customer 5 hrs even though I had about 7 into it since it broke off inside the head &...
1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L battery VIN: 4F4CR16X1V
thanks to those that responded. found the gem to be culprit. replaced and made a happy customer...thanks...jerry
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E8T
Thanks for all the responses. It turns out i had everything done right. After looking it all over and over and over again. I thought the noise was in the lower end of the chain or a guide. I decided to run it a while and see if the noise worked it self out...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1M3LM5040R
Customer doesnt want to spend the money to get this checked, I checked all the power and grounds as most suggested, my wireing diagram didnt really match up that well with the pcm connector not sure if anyone else has ran in to that
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06A24
Several suggested that we take care of the noise in the timing cover before we did anything else since that was an evident problem. Gave estimate to customer on possible need of new chains, tensioners and guides. Customer has not decided to proceed at this ti... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Shaft Position Sensor A Circit Error).
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D44
ground for altenator was corroded behind the ww bottle causing higher resistance when measured across the ecm main ground to b- grabbed ground at well know location reisitance dropped withing norm, r/t 3 days everything normal no negative feedback in 1 month ...
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L airbags VIN: 1N4AL21E08
Thanks to all who replied, for the info.Looks like i just need to clear the codes after the repair. I told the body shop i could do the job and he was happy because the nearest dealer is 150 miles from here.Thanks again.
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3WS51X0M
unfortunetly the car never died again while in our possesion. the customer will return the vehicle when it happens again. i guess better luck next time:) thanks for the advice. it seems we all came to the same conclusion. crank sensor or module??? well...at 2....
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L DayTime Running Lights VIN: 1G3Z44G7A3
thank you to all that opened my eyes and saved me lots of time. its been a week and no news is good news. we took the ignition switch apart and found all the contacts burnt. surpriced this car started. thanks again Victor
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AA2994X
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Power door locks VIN: 1G8JU54F82
Thank you all for taking the time to reply to my help request. As each and everyone who replied mentioned problems with the BCM. I checked both fuse blocks in the kick panals and they were clean, dry and connections were tight. The plastic is still is tack. ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L right cv axle boot VIN: 4S3BG685XX
a couple of you suggested header wrap around the converter. great idea and much more practical than trying to fab up a separate heat shield in such a small space. we'll replace the axle again and try this out. it's bound to help. thanks everyone for the respon...
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L cruise VIN: 1NXBR12E11
Bought a cruise cotrol package from M&R Electronics for $250 and is working good.I went through all the salvage yards and it would have costed me the same for used parts. Thanks to all that replied, Roger
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L rf window VIN: WVWMD63B7X
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcc VIN: 3VWSB29MX2
Well after the transmission was removed no fewer then 4 times the problem has been found. Rodney was a huge help as he explained how the trans logrithms work and it turned out that the rebuilder was installing the wrong gear ratio. This is a very common probl...
1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4920C
Thank you to all that replied. We found several vacuum leaks to include all the injectors, the fuel distributor, and another one under the intake that we could not see. The customer decided he did not love his car enough to fix it so he towed it home so I do n...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Hesitation VIN: YV1AA8849L
The fix ended bring a faulty ecm as first diagnosis. Due to the fact that I got two dead used one is by chance due to the age of the vehicle and the cost of a new one, cost more than the car. Most suggest to check for power and faulty grounds. Thanks for every...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L download software VIN: YV1TS97D1X
Well, I tried... A lot of good responses and I have definitely learned something, but I have not been able to do anything with two used ECMs sent to me by our local used parts supplier. These guys are generally pretty professional and have always sent us good ...
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