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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7673R
I hope you Honda/Acura Specialists can help me with this car. I've checked as far as I can go without some REAL INFORMATION, not data. I have this Acura Legend 3.2L with Code 12. EGR PROBLEM--EGR Lift Position Sensor. That's what the code description in Alldat... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR SYSTEM PROBLEM EGR Lift Position Sensor)
1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARED33E5S
I need some help I have suffered some brain fade and cannot remember how to pull codes on the 164ls, Can a old guy get some help. Thanks Bob
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L esp VIN: 3VWSE69M02
we've been working on this car for awhile. it came in 5 months ago for esp light coming on, we had code 01425 (yaw rate sensor G202) we first checked wiring in the pillars for any corrosion and water, found no problems, we then put in a new sensor and sent car...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L no acceleration VIN: TRUWT28N32
Car was towed in with no acceleration, scanned and found codes for throttle body and throttle controller,I replaced the throtttle body and tried to reset but no luck, came back with same codes. I replaced the throttle valve controller with dealer new, reset ag... Trouble codes: P1559, P1579, P1545
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Speedometer VIN: WBABK7321W
We have a 1998 BMW 328i cabriolet with an inoperable speedometer, odometer, and fuel consumption guage. We have replaced the speed sensor in the differential, tried two other guage clusters and an ABS module. I'm not sure if the ABS module is related to this p...
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L stall on startup VIN: WBAAW33411
The problem is when you go to start the car for the first time on cold it starts and then almost imediantly stalls out. When you go to start it up again it does fine. After that it will be fine for the rest of the day. If push the pedal down slightly the car w...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering VIN: WBAGH83441
Hello Techs I have a serious problem and I need a serious help. I replaced a transmission on a 2001 BMW 740IL. After replacing the transmission, the owner came back for a vibration problem at 45MPH. I took the car for a short test drive and sure enough it was ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L axle seal VIN: WBAEV334X3
We have this all wheel drive BMW that is leaking engine oil from the right axle seal. The info available on how this is set up is scarce. As I understand, for this to happen, there would have to be a problem with the tube going through the oil pan which is not...
1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L vents VIN: 6S69B80468
I need some help. I put a new heater car in this old girl, and now I am getting no air out of the vents. I have defrost, and floor, and even a little air out of the vents on bi-level, but nothing on high. I smoke checked all the vac lines and found no leak...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cluster VIN: 1G6KY54951
This is a car we sold, I have been chasing my tail. When the car is exposed to cool to cold weather the cluster will act erratic. Sometimes it wont light the backlighting, but the indicators will light. The fuel gauge will read empty or something different eve...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L rear drum brakes VIN: 1GLBU05D8L
customer complaint of rear brakes locking under normal pedal pressure.test drove and confirmed.he says they were locking before recent brake job,no change afterwards.so i pulled the wheels,found new friction allaround,rotors and drums well within specs(this wa...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Sport 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDK14K2M
greetings, here's a good story. truck came in for a code 32 setting on highway cruise. my tech repaired the inoperative egr valve, replaced the o2 sensor, and replaced spark plugs.the engine, by the way, has a modified bottom end, cam, port fuel edebrock conve... Trouble codes: 43 (est/circuit sensor)
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W7P
Hey calling all car gods!! This blazer is being a pain. The truck has got almost a misfire at idle, but i cant seem to pinpoint what cylinder it is, and also after you drive it when it gets hot the truck seems like it has no power... Almost like the exhaust is...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCEG25K1R
Engine stalls with rapid application of throttle in neutral or with any throttle application with vehicle in gear. All ignition has been replaced including 2 new distributors. Fuel pump is new with 14 psi that remains constant when engine stalls. Vacuum is 18 ...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC52F73
I have a 2003 Cavalier here that we installed a thermostat and waterpump in. We have tried to bleed the cooling system of air to no avail. We tried our coolant flush machine, tried pouring coolant in highest point ect. Any help would be great. Is there a speci...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L TFT and TCC VIN: 1GNEK13T83
hi guys, just need to know from were can i order the terminal test kit (j44152 and j35616-b) for gm. i call the dealer, snapon, mac,local parts store and transmissions part stores with no luck. thanks. jose
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L umder front floor mat VIN: 1GNDX03E53
Please Help ! floor gets very wet, water only, no coolant, cannot find source of leak, any ideas ? Thank You.
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L oil pressure warning light VIN: 3C4FY48B24
Oil light comes on at stop lights and goes back off while driving. Oil level is good and oil pressure is good. Symptom was there last week but has gone away now.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Accessories VIN: 2C8GN684X4
When I am driving usually on uneven surfaces a message come up "Spare tire in use?" press menu for yes and step for no. I select no and it says "check tire system soon" I really dont know what to check first, im hoping the dealer did a relearn after the repair...
1992 Dodge Dakota LE 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23Y8N
This one came in on the hook with a crank/no start.I adopted this one from one of my techs but I know he tested the fuel pressure,tested spark and found none.Replaced the crank sensor,ignition pickup(again)tested the coil,replaced with a known good part,replac...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46V12
The map sensor is showing 5-8 inches of vacuum and 0.12 volts with the key on and engine off. I compared these readings with an identical intrepid that runs and the voltage is 4.68v and 0.00 in of vacuum. I also noticed that my cranking rpm is intermittent, th...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, RUN AWAY VIN: 3D3MU48C44
This truck is blowing black smoke and runs-away (up to 2500 rpm) after just light throttle. Idles ok. NO Codes. The customer stated that when the problem started it just acted like a surge and the run-away and black somke. Fuel pressure with scanner shows abou...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L valvebody VIN: 2B3HD46R74
Hi group this dodge has a p1776 trans code and I pulled the valvebody solinoid pack out and the solinoid pack is dated 6103 which is not in the range of a bad solinoid pac according to the service buliten it says to replace the valve body my question is . Is t...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5141T
Customer stated seen temp gauge reading hot. Stoped vehicle found radiator low. Went to restart vehicle would blow out white smoke. When I received vehicle coolant level was good, pressure tested cooling system(no loeaks). Tried to start vehicle and vehicle wo...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15T1T
This truck has been towed in three times for a no start condition. Dies at times. We could not duplicate the no start either of the 1st two times- replaced the module the 1st time then 680 miles later we replaced the dist. Now its back after 920 miles and it r... Trouble codes: P0320
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTNX21F9Y
The customer complaint is that during warm up and especially at around 1500 rpm's you hear a loud hissing noise. The truck lacks boost and you can feel the diesel engine surging. If you WOT accel; it will pass through this zone of hissing and no boost and feel...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
Hello all, i have this 7.3 diesel having a hard start cold problem. i've read ALL related posts and this is what i've found so far. when truck sits for a longer period of time in cold temps (-20) vehicle took 2 minutes of cranking before it would finally run. ... Trouble codes: P0476, P0284
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, failed nox VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
failed high nox 3.0 gpm limit 2.0gpm, has new aftermarket cats, egr kills engine when applied, dpfe 1.25 volts idle and with manually applying vacuum to egr goes to 4.99 volts, i monitored dpfe while driving and egr percentage never gets past 60% and dpfe sens...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU72E82
This Explorer will drive forward fine, O/D light flashes. When you put in it reverse it wont move. When in reverse the noise from the bellhousing sounds like a power steering pump with air in it. I removed the center set screw in the drain bolt and fluid did c...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, idles fast VIN: 1FTSS34L53
We are having a problem with this E350. The idle is very high 1500 to 1800. The throttle is free and closed all the way. At closed throttle, the TPS reads 1.02V and the PID says part throttle. Have tried a new TPS from Ford with the same result. If we remove t...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P84
vehicle was towed in last week as a no start. verified condition. checked engine oil level:good. no contamination detected. fuel level good. hooked up scan tool(PDS) and performed KOEO self test. recovered DTCs listed. inspected FICM harness and connections: o... Trouble codes: P0611, P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14564
truck will not start until unplugging cam sensor(bank 1). compression,spark fuel pressure & injector pulse ck. good. unplug bank 1 cam sensor and truck starts and runs fine. plug in sensor while running and it barely runs. lab scope shows decent wave form on b...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAHP71W37
towed car in about 1 month ago no start, got car to shop started right up.was told to do complete tune up with fuel filter to. gave car back 1 week later got a call to come get it again for a no start.got there no fuel pump,got it back to my shop and presto st...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13W7X
Hi there all. Gm guys, have this jimmy, with transfer case code B2725 active TC mode swt MALfunction. No other codes found. 2wd indicator is on, and stays on, does not flash, or act funny, and truck is in 2wd. I have pulled module,found small corrosion, cleane...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L communication VIN: 5GRGN23U53
This vehicle has no communication between my scanner and OBD2 conn. It has an ABS and Traction control light on the dash illuminated. has anyone encountered this problem. Thank, you
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SC13D94
Hey folks, got one thats driving me nuts. Hyundai Sante Fe that will start and run fine until you fill the tank. once full customer says she has to floor the pedal to get it to start then hold at 2000 RPM for about 30 seconds before it will stay running. HELP!...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1247V
Hello again. I'm trying to find some information here. I have this 1997 jaguar xj6 that i'm getting a p0331 code for the bank 2 knock sensor circuit. Just curious if anybody has messed with these much because this is the only one i've ever had the pleasure of ... Trouble codes: P0331 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2)
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L window VIN: SAJDA42C43
Hi all, I have this 03 jag xk8 conv in with a window problem. when you open the doors, window is supposed to go down a little to clear the top and then go back up when you close the door. Drivers side is ok but pass side will not go back up. I think all the sw...
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58K74
i need some more help on this one. cold start dyes and runs real bad for the first one or two min. then it takes off and runs fine till you let it cool off over night.colder winter temp. seems to make it worse. sometimes it sets a p0300 misfire code. replaced ... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTBGK13T4R
Car came in 2 weeks ago with a stumble on acceleration, and stalling while driving along. It got to where it wouldnt start sometimes, scaned computer, had a p1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction). Scoped IGF & IGT signals, patterns looked fine, checked coil trigg... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction)
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Wipers VIN: 1LNLM92V5W
I have ran through the diagnostic charts on Alldata. Everything indicates a bad motor. Tried 2 different suppliers. Replaced the wiper module with no help. The wipers park via a mechanical cam. When the wipers are running, they rotate clockwise. When you turn...
1998 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LV5230W
vehicle came in with CEL owner reported poor idle and no power. he left it overnight and when i tried to start it to bring it inside, it would not start. hooked up modis, pulled p0300 random/ multiple misfire. looked at live data while cranking, i see a rpm ... Trouble codes: P0300
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Air Pump/Alternator VIN: WDB1260371
Well Mercedes Benz Guys I have this MB 500SEL that have broken A/P Bracket & also the Oil pan aluminum flange that support the bracket, due to very expensive cost to properly repair this car, and the owner very short on money, I was thinking if it is possible ...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1MEFM53S3X
We have this Mercury Sable that came in with a constant ABS amber light on. I hooked our Modis to it and got a "no communication". I followed the flowchart from Mitchell for a no communication and it indicated the module was bad. We recieved a module from our ...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AK4Y1VE
hello we have an eclipse towed in cause it died on the road. the customer states the car bucked and then died. we checked spark first and it sparked the tester once but never again. the compression on cyl 1 was 90 so thats as far as i went. i checked timing be...
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Heating VIN: JN1CZ04S8D
We have a 280 Z Turbo in our shop. It has a problem with the heating system. The Automatic Temp control doesn't switch to cold...it always blows hot. We are trying to find a vacume diagram that will show us how the vacume routing is suppose to be . We did repl...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4NX3232479
Hello, Nissan tech's i have thi altima with a 2.4L & a P0400 code. i have checked egr temp sensor and cruising at 2500 rpm's voltage is .23v. EGR Valve stalls car at idle if opened. voltage from temp sensor takes a long time to come up to idle voltage of 2.45v... Trouble codes: P0400
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Brake Pads VIN: 1N6AA06B05
Does anyone know of an after market brake update for this vehicle. If so have you done it and how did they work?
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Clutch VIN: 5N1AN08W96
nissan powertrain - flywheel & clutch help needed. we recently replaced a clutch assm and oem flywheel assm (dual mass)... started & test drove (5-6 mile)all normal, rtd to customer. cust rtd several days later w/ses mil on and code refs p0011 & p0021 ref vvt...
1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3BP84Y6L
Customer complaint is poor mileage. I have no comuniction and the chedk engine light is on all the time.Code 12 will not flash with A& B jumped. I have 12 Volts at the mixture control solenoid but no computer control. I pulled the prom it and won't flash code ...
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHPU06EV5
car came in for rough running all speeds. engine will run for 2 seconds smooth when first started & then misfire. cleaned injectors with gm injector cleaner, vacuum readings normal. spark plugs are correct, firing order is correct checked coils for arcing subs... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GHDX23E51
car came in with running bad at cold.after 3 miles runs ok.first time came in could not duplicata complaint,no codes.she indicated she leaves house fine and about 3 miles starts to misfire,backfire.we checked plugs,were orginal,coil on 3 cylinder rusted out.re...
2008 Other European fortwo pure 1.0L Align specs VIN: WMEAJ00F16
Looking for Alignment specs for above vehicle,can't find anywhere??Please help.
2003 Other GM h2 6.0L no communication VIN: 5GRGN23U53
vehicle cme in with a shift complaint,that it stays in first gear until accelerator is let up and then it will shift into 2nd gear and won't shift out of 2nd gear. Also had a complaint that ignition key won't turn back far enough to be taken out of ignition cy...
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L starter/ flywheel VIN: 1G2WJ52M8R
I put a new starter on this vehicle about 2 weeks ago for a no start condition. Brings back for flywheel starter noise like it is no properly shimmed. I tried many shims and half shims no luck. I wired up a remote button and no longer have noise problems. I te...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start, VIN: 1G2NW52EX3
Ok, Were really having a problem with this one, Car came in for a jasper Replacement 3.4 due to rod knock. We drove the car into the shop, Replaced the engine, and we cannot get it to start, We cannot get any spark. We have fuel pressure, Injector pulse, Seein...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L drivers side power seat VIN: WP1AB29P04
ALOHA TECHS no movement at all from drivers seat, fuses are good scanned drivers seat module code 2323 (ref. voltage button block) found crimped harness under seat (voltage wire going to sw. repaired wire changed sw. now able to clear code but still no power s...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3RTY667YYY
just need the procedure to manually reset throttle body. thanks pictures are help full. Trouble codes: P1251
2000 Saturn SL 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5287Y
tried "everything" plugs don't reflect rich condition forced lean by removing pcv -- engine revs to 1500 rpm's & b1s1 dips a little to .600 vdc & climbs back up short term trim is at -50 at idle with vacuum leak induced, short term trim only goes to -45. ch... Trouble codes: P0172, P0410 (secondary air sys flt), P0303 (misfire cyl 3)
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L converter VIN: 4T1BG12K5T
p0773 code stored and returns quickly. located sl solenoid on outside of trans by park/neutrual sw ohms out at 13 ohm. toyota manuel tells you to replace ecm. don't replace the ecm... replace the sl solenoid. reset computer and test drove for 20 miles. goes in...

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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCC8323S
Thank you to all that sent us help. I failed to mention that we had looked at the water pump and it was a replacement with a metal impellor that was attached well. When looking at data on our Verus, we noticed that other data was not what we expected and the...
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1G4CU5214X
Thank you for all your help. It was the control head or programmer. Installed a new unit and the hvac system performs normally.
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Master Cyl VIN: 1G6KS5156J
This one was a little strange, but after the 3rd master...its finally gone. I let it gravity bleed on the bench for about 5 hours. Put it on the car and bled the lines at the master and ended up with the same issue as before. I took the upper line off of the ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L tcc module VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
We fixed it finally!!! What we did was to connect a dual trace scope on both of the prop shaft speed sensors at the module to compare waveforms from the 2 sensors. What was happening was the rear prop shaft sensor would drop off from approx 5.2 volts at 15 mph...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 8.1L alternator/battery VIN: 1GCJK39G91
vehicle has been working properly since 2nd alternator was installed. battery also replaced. thanks to all who responded and offered advise.
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Stall VIN: 3GNGK26U62
Sent vehicle to dealer. Problem was fuel delivery. Great customer, but a problem child car. We had previously replaced the fuel pump multiple times for different concerns. Usually was due to sending units sticking. So,I'm going to let someone else deal with th...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L driveline
Thanks for all the help on this vehicle. Dennis was right about the friction modifier. I changed the fluid and noted it was really clean. I put new fluid in and a posi additive. I drove it to an open parking lot and did some figure eights and the noise wen...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L no heat VIN: 2G1WH52K13
Sorry Guy's I forgot about this request i have been very busy.System had air in system and wasn't filling from coolant tank, i found radiator cap wasn't working properly.replaced cap filled system and shipped customer,have seen again for different complaint an...
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC3S14P94
The fix on this one was a OE weak battery. Did not notice it on start up but it failed all tests, replaced it and the crank vari learned the first time. Trouble codes: P0315.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Reduced Power VIN: 3GNKF16Z44
We can call this one fixed. As Roger from Alberta, and Mark from Tennessee suggested the ground to the frame was bad. I had gone to each of the grounds and tightened them, but I had not taken them completely loose and cleaned. I finally just ran another ground...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L oil leak VIN: 2C3HD46J3X
everything in timing belt area was dry except water pump, so I replaced that. cleaned off and drove again, got it back in the shop and it was leaking oil again. After that I was able to see better where it was coming from. There was a small hair-line crack in ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Stall VIN: RXXJ724318
i replaced the fuel filter ck valve on top of the fuel tank that was the fix thanks for all the help the fuel filter ck valve is one part on that dodge
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Coolng System VIN: 2B3HD56U61
Well This Mess Is Finally Out Of My Hair. Engine Block Cracked Right Below The Waterpump. Can Not Tell You How This Happen But We Ended Up Putting A Reman Engine From Dodge In It & All Is Happy.Thanks For The Help
2003 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L all gears VIN: 1D4GP24353
Well many replies on this and thx to all who responded. Turns out that the 70K used had differential pin pop out as many said and put a hole in the case. It did not have a lock on it. The original did and was rebuilt this past week. Cause for original was burn...
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L air bag VIN: 1B3HB28B37
i put a clockspring in it and sent to dealer to get seat recal.
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14211
Well I fixed the van. Through my tests I discovered that the cam and crank sensors were good, so was the synchro, wiring, and ECU. Finally, one of the guys that works with me that goes to a tech school looked on IdentiFix and found several posts that pointed t... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine ? VIN: 2FMDA53472
Quick replys, Thanks to all who replyed most all refer to cam position hsg, worn out, as common, never had one with this problem. Customer waiting till after xmas to fix, it is only very minor at this time. One reply said to dig into engine, however as stated ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power VIN: 1FDWW37P13
i hav not fixed this one yet but it starts little beter i changed oil and new fuel thanks for all the help
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14564
after rechecking everything we found the truck will start & run (great) with bank 1 cam sensor unplugged. as far as low compression on bank 1, ibelieve cylinders had been washhed down w/fuel.lab scoped shows a good pattern on both cam sensors(swapped sensors a...
1991 Isuzu Stylus S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JABRT536OM
I finally got this fixed. I took the advise about injector resistance differences. I went to the local U pull it junkyard and found a 92 Geo Storm that had the same injector part numbers. I ohmmed them before I purchased them. They all ohmmed 16 ohms each....
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Control arm/sway bar VIN: 4S2DM58WX1
Apparently this is fairly common to have the frame rot out. Isuzu has been less than helpful so at this point he has decided to file a complaint about it with the govt. I guess he will be getting a new vehicle for Christmas. Thanks for all your help.
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1243V
Thanks for the input. I was well aware that the Jaguar system was different, to say the least. Thanks to Patrick from NY for enlightening me as to how different. Further investigation did uncover a vacuum leak (False air) in the crankcase breather hose. I repa... Trouble codes: P0132 (b1 s1 high voltage).
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L blows smoke VIN: JT8JS47ESR
After much checking and with lots of help we finally decided that it was the ecu. It turns out that it had a bad injector driver. Installed used ecu and all is fine
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Horn VIN: 1110101207
Thanks to iATN and all that replied. Steve, Alain, Edgar,and Tony were right.It was the lower column shift rod insulator or bushing (part # 111 997 12 40) was gone from age, causing the shift rod to be too high putting pressure on the under side of the horn sw...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L 4WD Shift Lever VIN: JA4MT31H5Y
Thanks to Greg and Jason for their input. Based on 2 different dealer inquiries, the plastic bushing is not available as a separate part. Need to purchase the complete lever assy $245US. Customer declined. FYI - I may replace the pivot pin with a longer on...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L drive shafts VIN: JN8DR09YX1
Well I strongly beleivethat this is a front driveshaft problem most likely due to imbalance. Vibration is non existant with front shaft removed. Customer is unwilling to drop the dough for a new Nissan shaft and has indicated he will look for a "used" one. I...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L no heat at idle VIN: JN8AZ08W03
Well the customers is bring it back to me tomorrow. Cold temps coming, going to rebleed the system and if all else fails going to replace the water pump. cross your fingers...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W63
thanks to all who replied,custumer authorized a new body control module and send it to dealer to program,unfortunally dealer refuse to hook up their scanner because vehicle was in a flood.they charged custumer $500 to test before trying to program it after the... Trouble codes: P1614, P1610.
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no start VIN: 1G3WX52H41
found car hadf some contaminated fuel drained and refiulled with new filter also replaced plugs flooded has not returned since repair Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F4GG61685
thank you to all that replied! i am an old saab guy and a suburu is not a saab the diagonstic plug was conected. the green one by the steering coloum. i can't believe aaa did that but the customer swears no one touched the car! pretty strong mice we have in co...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L alarm transm VIN: JT3HT05J3X
many thanks to everyone especially Terry. The vehicle was repaired. Just to clarify, there is NO Button on the alarm module for this vehicle or there was no button that I needed to use. The program procedure was completely done from the drivers seat by cycl...
1997 Volkswagen SHARAN 2.8L engine VIN: WVWZZZ7MZW
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWAC21C2Y
i ended up putting another maf on the car and now it is fine Trouble codes: P1128.
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L rear axle VIN: YV1LW5242W
I noted in my initial request that the viscous coupler seemed seized but that the fault felt more like a chattering limited slip dif. I appear to have been mostly correct, I changed the dif oil and additive and backed the car up in circles and that made it mu...
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