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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L low vaccum VIN: JH4DC54863
I have an acura rsx that came to the shop with a lack of power, backfires and rpm wont go higer than 3000rmp. Have code P0172 system rich bank 1. I tested map and it tested alitle high so I chane it. and same thing. change A/F ration sensor and same. cam timin...
1993 Audi 100 S 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUBJ84A4P
o/p drops to 0 psi intermittentl changed oil and installed proper filter and drove again still same o/p lite came on several times but the engine never made any noise at all eg. lifters and rod bearing asked a audi trained tech and was told the dash was at fau...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAF9306M
The ECM is not grounding the fuel pump or fuel injectors. Have checked all powers and grounds. Dealer has installed and programed a new ECM and installed a new cam sensor.
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5324R
Hello fellow techs. This BMW is turning quite the headache. customer came in complaining of engine dying and mil on. Car turns on idles at about 1k rpm but about 9 seconds in it either dies or drops rpm to about 200 really sudden. Im able to keep it on if I li... Trouble codes: 64 (output stage bank 1)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Fuel pressure VIN: WBAAM3344Y
This car came in as no start. Fuel pump inop. Replaced pump.After pump replacement checked fuel pressure at idle. 57psi.Little bit higher than spec. Checked fuel pressure regulator by pulling vacuum hose no incraese in pressure. Checked vacuum at hose .5in vac...
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Noise from Alternator VIN: 5UXFA13616
If some one has this problem before please give me some idea. regards.
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5211V
For a short while customer complained that in wet weather it would buck and misfire on occasion. It needed a tune up and I found arcing and deterioration of the coil pack so I replace all three with module, wires and plugs.(fuel and air filter was done last mo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G4WY55J6Y
This vehicle has cuts out, surges and/or missfires with a warm engine at about 2500 RPM under accel (slightly more than light throttle). The condition can be produced best in second gear at about 32mph. It will come and go as the throttle is moved. I can make ...
1981 Chevrolet LUV Sport 1.8L cv axle removal VIN: J8ZBR14N6B
can't get cv axle to pull out.
1986 Chevrolet C70 C7D042 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GDG7D1B4G
Okay, I'm trying to settle an argument with a couple guys at work here, so if someone can chime in (with photos even better). I understand that the Chevy 366/427 medium duty truck engines have a taller block deck height (10.2) and four ring pistons as opposed ...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K3L
Owner states for this visit, when driving into parking lot, experienced power loss like no-fuel. Power returned but engine felt as if missing. During 5 mile drive home, truck ran poorly. At home engine had to be restarted a few times due to stall. Once when re...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY3388M
hello again for those who responded a week ago yes this is the same car but different problem ok i have got a code 13 o2 sensor replaced sensor road test bout 10 min of driving the service engine lite comes on same code 13 i have determined that the ecm is not... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor open sort or bad)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFC14R3W
hey guys here is another good one.this truck comes to our shop from two other shops.the other shops have replaced the egrs with oem parts and cleaned the passages at no avail.we have replace the connector due to the fact that the termnials were opened co... Trouble codes: P1404
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX15K55
O.K need some help here.. This car has been in 5 times. And each time it has been the mass air flow sensor, last night it came in running fine, with no light. Customer states... mising/running rough, dies at idle restarts die and eventually run. This mornin... Trouble codes: P0103
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Piston Rings VIN: 2G1WF55E61
I'm re-ringing this motor and the problem I'm having is that the oil rings that are supposed to be for this engine are to large. The oil ring groove is 3mm and the spec is 4mm. I'm wondering if there is another 3.4 out there that could have been installed at s...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L reverse VIN: 1GCEK19V61
Hi guys, Need help on the direction to go with this one, temperature here in Alaska is around 0 def F, when this vehicle is cold and shifted into reverse, you must accelerate to move, when warm there are no problems. I would appreciate some direction t go as...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L body control VIN: 2G1WF52K03
I need help on this one. This car has a draw on the battery that i cannot get rid of. When I got the car it had a draw of 1.67 amps after sitting about ten minutes. The draw will be there for about ten seconds then go down to normal .04 amps then five to ten s...
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19X23
Vehicle came in for inttermittent hard to start/no start. Had code p1626 stored in PCM. In the process of diagnosing, found body computer bad. Replaced and reprogrammed BCM and performed security relearn procedure. Still have the original complaint. Replaced i... Trouble codes: P1626 (vtd start enable signal lost)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Oil pressure VIN: 1GCHK24U43
Thanks in advance. Cust states no oil pressure until runs for 5-10 min. Ran it this way for a week. Put a manual gauge on it-0psi. We pulled the pan to check p-up tube-it was not plugged. Replaced rod and main bearings-they were in bad shape, replace 0-ring on...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L Power sliding door VIN: 1GNDV23175
the left sliding door intermittenly will operate erratically. Sometimes when you push the open button the door will just unlatch but not move back. Other times it will open all the way then start beeping until you close the door. Sometimes when you close the d...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L All gears VIN: 2C8GP64L71
Van will not move forward or reverse. In drive under full throttle the van only revs to about 2200 RPM and tries to move but won't at all. Like it may be stuck in 4th gear? In reverse it makes a whirring noise that changes with rpm and doesn't try to move at a...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
When this car was purchased by us, it would run with low power and drivability concerns. However, the engine had a rod knocking as well. Vehicle died within 3 miles of the trip back to the shop and would not restart, but would turn over. We replaced the engine... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CKP or CMP)
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on, long crank time VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
after replacing water pump & timing parts, ect vehicle will only run if cam sensor is unpluged. Have repalced cam sensors twice, still same problem. Thank You For any help!! Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L ride control VIN: 3B7KF23611
Wandering goes away when frt tires put on rear. They are [...] goodyear wrangler sr-a. Same issue with those tires. Has anybody else had these issues with goodyear...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L radiator VIN: 1D7HA16K42
this truck is on the third radiator they keep exploding apart. the truck drives good does not overheat while driving. usually last about a month before they explode. have block tested numerous times passes every time. dont know if its the aftermarket radiators...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L brake system VIN: 2B4G44R72R
vehicle came into shop and customer compained that when road surface is wet the brake pedal would go hard and he could not stop road tested vehicle and could not get problem to re occur took customer for a ride to make sure he is not feeling the abs working he...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16N36
need some help guys,this truck wont hardly idle , wont accel unless you put it to the floor. keeps setting codes po132 po152 folowing all data trouble tree my test comes up with bad o2 sensor.replaced both front sensors no change.if i unplug one or both and te... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152
2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall
I have what I consider to be a real puzzle... Maybe its just a real puzzle to me. This Charger will randomly die for a split second when driving down the road. When I say "split second", that is exactly how long it lasts. You are driving down the highway at "... Trouble codes: U0100 (TCM loss of communication with PCM/ECM)
1990 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FTHF26M8L
7.3L diesel. Extended crank after vehicle sits for over 20 minutes. This is regardless of whether or not ambient temperature is hot or cold. Tested each individual glow plug--all good. New Glow Plug control module--no help. Pressurized fuel system--found two s...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.5L ball joit VIN: 1FTHX26G8T
hello im trying to replace ball joint in this 4 wheel drive truck. the lower ball joint that came out of the knuckle was a tight press fit all the ones i get after market 10 different sources and the ford ball joint are to small of diameter just falls in the h...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
I have this explorer here with no speedometer. The only code is a P0500. I went through the trouble tree on Alldata for the P0500 and do not see why this does not work. I think the abs module is not sending a signal out. I do not see how to test this on alldat...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F71
Hello all, I have a 2001 Ford F350 diesel that will not start, and there is not wait to start light. The codes that I pulled are P1690 KOEO Waste-gate Failure P1670 EF fail P0380 Glow Plug/Heater Circuit A malfunction P0381 Glow Plug/Heater Indicator Circuit M...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU04122
customer brought in with complaint of poor fuel mileage. states used to get 18-20 and now gets 13-15. check for codes and none are found. long term fuel trims are at -10-15 both banks. upstream o2 sensors seemed slow so we replaced with oem. seemed much faster...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX36F72
Thanks in advance. this truck will not get out of its own way . feels like it is starting in 3rd gear. I have a code po743 po755 p1747 and the overdrive light is flashing . I do a few e4od transmissions and i have not run into these codes yet.After looking at ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Engine Oil Leak
Howdy everyone. I think I may have a headache on my hands, but I wanted to check with the IATN gurus first. Customer came to us after just leaving the local quick lube. The customer is a good friend of the owners so we took it in to try and locate this pesky o...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
On tip in acceleration, there is irregular performance feeling like no boost or very little- pulled codes get intermittent p132B. TSB led me to possible VGT coking/sticking. Watching the scanner though (GENESYS) noticed there are 2 lines for EOT- Researched wh... Trouble codes: P132B
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fan VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Is there a retrofit kit for these 6.0l cooling fan shrouds to convert them to the 7.3l system?? will the 7.3l fan screw on to the 6.0l water pump hub?. These guys take this truck to the arctic circle, out in the middle of the wilderness; its impossible to chan...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FTSW21506
This is a post for my brother who I am trying to help fix this death woble as we have found that some call it. When he hits a bump in the road the front end will vibrate violently to the point wher he will almost lose control of the truck unless he slows down....
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTWW31P96
this vehical has a long crank time cold, exactly 8 seconds and then fires right up,have seen the tsb's related to this but have no factory scan tool(only modis) to by pass ipc solinoid to check for leaks, my question is can i perform leak test w/o scan tool an...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L shift indicator
Can anyone help with a bulb part number for the shift indicator.I have tried a #68 bulb but the base is slightly larger than the original and it pops out after a while.Ford dealer has no listing on bulb,says shift indicator comes with bulb.thanks
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L unknown VIN: 1HGCG16552
At aprox. 10 mph a clunk noise is heard from the front of the vehicle when a small but sharp change is made in an upward direction, like when driving into a garage with a 1" lip or driving on a uneven gravel road. The front steering, suspension, eng/trans crad...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L connector VIN: KMHDN45D11
hey fellow techs,does anyone have a source on a pigtail for a input speed sensor,hyundai. wants to sell the whole engine wiring harness.any thing in the junk yard is just as brittle,have it tie wrapped on right now.would like to fix it right so as not to have ...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B02
I have this Santa Fe that could use some input on-came in about a year ago with code P0401-replaced EGR solenoid and all was well-about 2 months ago he was out of town and lost power-other shop replaced front cat-came here shortly after with SEL light on-road ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Cuts out VIN: SAJHV1545J
The description is included in the text of the related repairs.
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Accumulator charge switch VIN: SAJHV1545J
When the car cam in for HSMO leak repairs, the brakes worked well as to power assistance. The high pressure and feed hoses to the pump were replaced as was the charge switch on the accumulator manifold. When the car was test driven, there was no power assistan...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1748N
This Jag is a no-start / VERY rich - plugs are soaked in fuel. Previous shop did an ignition tuneup. All the basics seem to check-out ok (see below). Our next steps are probably to test FI components one by one but I thought I'd ask the Jag experts here for wh...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater valve VIN: SA5WA01T05
I have this jag blows max heat in any setting.The right side will cool off some but drivers is hot with no control.I checked the voltage to the heater valve and the brn/wht will change the voltage when the temp is moved from hot to cold but the brn/grn wire ha...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2J4FY29TXK
I thought i was on vacation. this jeep appears to be losing spark. It has new coil,pick up assembly, ignition module and a used computer in it. i'm visiting my family and was ask to look at it. It has a ford dura spark system or something similar to it. 12 vol...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1JFA49S12P
I have this Jeep that has an interesting issue. When RPM is raised above 2k a miss occurs. I selected mechanical because you can hear a clatter underneath the valve cover when concern is present. I have addressed the TSB for exhaust valve rotation and decarbon...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rotor VIN: 1J8GW48S82
Replacing the front brake pads and rotors did not help-Wagner parts, Brake shutter at all speeds, after removing dirt and debris from the hub, I put the dial indicator on both front rotors and had a reading of .003 which is good...replaced brake pads and rotor...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start, Stall
Having a hard time with this one came in on the hook with the p0340 for the cam sensor. It started right up and i drove it when it came in and could not get it to act up so i replaced the cam it randomly stalls and sometimes will start right back up... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L turn sig. blows fuse when ac is turned on but only VIN: 1J8GX48S04
thanks in advance for any help. vehicle came as tradein. turn sig. inop. replace fuse system ok until moved then blows #20 fuse in junction block. found pink/white wire was pinched buhind aftermarket raido, repaired wire but still have same problem.wiring diag...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L #1 cyl VIN: KNDJA72332
Id like to start with saying thank you to everybody out there that helps out it is greatly appreciated i have tried everything possible that i coukld think of on this vehicle all new parts rechecked and set time a couple times hoping was off a tooth still no l...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L belt VIN: KNDUP13105
need some kia help. we don't work on kia very often. this vehicle has a vibration noise coming from passinger side mainly on cold start in gear around 1100 rpm. a/c-alt. belt vibrates violently. listened to noise with stethascope, noise in coming from front si...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH28F3V
Hello All, Car came in on a hook, customer stated they were driving when the car shut off and won't restart. Car will start for 2 secs and die every time. Basic checks showed no codes, good fuel pressure and spark but injector pulses 3-5 times then stops. Che...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L No Start VIN: 5LMEU78H83
Vehicle was towed in as a no start/ no crank condition... battery voltage good ..put scan tool to check for security codes and found No Communicaton with ECM? checked all fuses and everything looks great. before i start going crazy i was hoping someone has run...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L no crank VIN: 1LNHM83W64
cab towed in on tow truck no start no crank no communication...check engine light works normal key on engine off...alarm light stays blinking slow constantly...never constant red. never fast...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3R
Hi everyone.I have this truck in my shop that I have thrown everything at.I have tried a new computer ,coils,cam sensor,ignition module,and new plug wires.Test for spark at all coil towers and only have spark on number 1 cylinder right side coil.No spark at al... Trouble codes: 218 (no ignition diagnostic monitor signal)
2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1TA2222Y
Hello, this 2000 Mazda Millenia was brought in for a lack of power concern. Upon inspection i found that the vacuum line that goes to the CAC bypass actuator was broken. Ordered parts and parked vehicle outside while waiting for parts. The next day I wen't out... Trouble codes: P1250 (PRC solenoid valve circuit malfunction)
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A54
We have this wonderful MPV here. It has a history of failed coils. This time it idles rough and misses at idle. I have a modis that will intermitantl loose com with all modules. We have checked vacuum leaks fuel pressure with nothing found wrong. I have tried ...

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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L valley cover VIN: WBAGN83413
Ok, nobody seems to have done this job, so I guess I am the lucky one. Finally the local dealer after 2 weeks found the tool kit to install teflon injector seals, it is a similar tool to audi but not the same, the kit part # 83 30 0 494 660. I only had to r...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L ipc/brakebooster VIN: 3GYFK66N74
you guys were right once again i thank you for your continued support.the ipc had been replaced with a used one . i reflashed it with current update and cured problem thanks again
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L rear lighting VIN: 1GYDE63744
Daniel from Arizona was right! The rear integration module, (turn signal/flasher module here in Canadian land). Replaced it and the problem was gone instantly. Took the module apart and found two cracked solder joints. Kinda of hard to see without a magnify gl...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19K9R
Found out cust dad has been tech for 35 yrs and was unable to repair this vehicle also. We put in a known good ECM and dist assembly and removed throttle body to check for plugged passages and new o2 sensor and tested timing and fuel pressure and were in spec....
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L distributor cap VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
After checking for worn distributor, which was fine, i found a small Arc track inside cap. this happened to be an aftermarket cap that was replaced when intake manifold gaskets wre done. the distributor screen was also clean and open. After discussing repair o...
1998 Chevrolet Astro LT 4.3L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GCDM19W6W
First off thank you for all the replies.I have no doubt that the proportioning valve was stuck.After posting I tried making ABS stops on gravel,that didn't work.The owner got impatient,mind you the vehicle has been on the lift for 2 days.We ordered a complete ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L paskey VIN: 2G1WF52E73
hi thanks for all the help i love this group the fix is in. i replaced the ing. switch as cheap insurance but the fix was getting the right repair info mitchell left out a few crucial words in their service info they tell you to insert key and turn to crank...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL12F65
I am going to have to close this with no fix as of yet. The vehicle has not acted up again since my posting. I wish to thank all who replied especially Warren [...], who confirmed what I suspect is the problem (loose terminal connections at the BCM). He also... Trouble codes: P0700 (Trans control system fault), U0101 (Loss of comm with trans control module), U2100 (CAN bus communication), U2103 (Fewer controllers on bus than programmed), U2106 (Loss of communication with transmission control system).
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Mode Door VIN: 1G2NF52E64
Sorry it took so long to close, I have been trying to follow up with the customer. It has been three weeks with some pretty frosty mornings, so I'll call it fixed. The fix ended up being to remove the dash and replace the half of the HVAC case that contains ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG26X5V
i performed a compression test and found that the #1 and #3 cyl had 90 psi. performed cylinder leakdown test and found that i had 15% leak on both cylinders. removed the valve cover and found that the rocker arms were a little loose. determined that the valves... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L engine temp VIN: 1D7HU18N72
Thanks for all the help. On this particular one it was a plugged radiator. Replaced it and everything was fine. Thanks again.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L oil pressure VIN: 3D7MS48C75
Thanks for all the replies. All very good info. Most of you talked more about oil pressure rather then sump problems. I finally attached a hose to the lower end of hte oil sump tube & installed drill pump in-line to pump oil backwards through the sump tube. Th...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L prndl VIN: 2D4GP44LO7
After testing the TRS and Cluster, I checked the shift lever position through the scanner. The switch states for Park and Neutral were the only switch combinations that were reading incorrectly. Each had an open for C1 when they should have been closed which c...
1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2FABP73F9J
With the tune up the vehicle ran much better but still had a dead cylinder. It ran smooth enough that the customer is okay with the symptoms. It idled very smooth even with one wire off the plug. The vacuum gauge was dead steady, compression good,looked good o...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42XXF
FINALLY FIXED!!! First off I want to say thanks a lot for everyone who helped out. I was about to pull my hair out when I just started to check the obvious. First, Customer had (8) bosch platinum plugs installed with hardly any gap. Second, I removed the brand...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93105
vehicle fix was new plugs and coil packs where needed, these were apparently the items that took out the pcm and harness which were both melted when car came in. The spark plugs appeared minimally worn, they weren't recommended to be replace untill 100,000 mi... Trouble codes: P1635.
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13592
Thank you very much. Everyone confermed it was in the TB. I learned that this code will shut down the igntion also. Thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P1515, P1516.
2005 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31UX5
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG56671
Thanks for tips on the way to ID thie V-Tech. EX models are V-Tech engines.
2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Misfire VIN: 4KLC4B1R03
Removed the heads and found that the engine had been hot at one time. #5 intake valve warped and not seating when warmed up. #3 and #5 exhaust valves carboned up. Full valve job fixed this one. Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJHX6046X
I apologize for delay in closing this request, I waited for some real cold weather to verify the repair. First thing I did was replace alternator- most indicated no clutch involved- and I would have to agree. Mitchel had some vague reference to one so that's w...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L seals VIN: JTJBT20X83
Thanks for the replies!I could not justify replacing the actuator for a nickle an dime seal.(no cracks and actuator is working). I found a seal co. on line- they had the dimentions I needed.The other seals, from lexus for t-case ,were also rep...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L rack/pump VIN: 2T2HA31U64
First of all, thnaks for all who wrote me to help. The problem was a partially seized steering shaft ujoint at the rack. My tech had checked 1 direction, but apparently not the other. I went in early 6:30 this morning and decided to attack the problem myself. ...
1972 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L battery
Thanks everyone. It was the volt. reg. The only book I have that goes back that far said it was an internal reg. but it was external and hidden. As soon as I found it and unpluged it light went out, put new one in everything is perfect.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L #15 pcm fuse VIN: V8VY603751
After checking the fuel pump amp draw and harness which checked out fine I decided to replace fuel pump and fuel pump module so far so good only time will tell thanks for all the help,,
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L engine replacement VIN: 5LMFU27525
sorry this take too long but we get busy .to put all together what I did was this span the engine using the starter motor with spark plugs removed . battery full charge and power pack to spin the engine at very good speed. with no results , I use pressure guag...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rear Brakes VIN: WDBGA51ES3
Thanks for all the replies. The ones that suggested the master cylinder were correct. The condition of the brake fluid initially was vey clean. The customer had it flushed at 21000 miles. When we removed the master cylinder we did take it apart to find the cau...
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L srs light VIN: 4JGCB65E47
Thanks for the tips i sent it to the dealer. Being the car has two batteries and what a pain it is to get to them I had them send it back to the dealer
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L valve body VIN: JE3AJ36E05
Thanks to Reggie and James. You both wewe right. The balls are from the parking system. See you!
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L 5-4 shift VIN: 1N6SD11S6V
Thanks to all who replied. I decided to cut my losses and take it to my local manual trans expert. He found that I had been sold the wrong counter shaft and replaced the complete 5th/overdrive syncro assembly. The truck is gone and I have a happy customer. ...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D53
After speaking with an A-tech at my local dealership, I didn't feel so bad about this problem child. He said that they have done no timing chains on these vehicles, which is strange iven everyone else's trouble with them. He then asked how I pressure tested th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position sensor problem B1).
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L multiple VIN: 1G3HN52K7T
Thanks for all the replies, the problem was confirmed as to what most of you said it was. Poor ground on bus under carpet on driver side near ground G202. Thanks again for all the help.
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L intake manifold VIN: 1G2NF12E9Y
thx barry from ohio lower intake had slight warp and as a result was cracking upper intake manifold thx to all who replied
2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L cooling fan VIN: 1GHDX03E24
Thank you for all the replies. The car is not actually overheat, just temp gauge show slightly high. I explain [...] pick up vehicle as it condition, will come back if she loss any coolant. Thank you f...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L no 4th gear VIN: 1G8ZK5274Y
i disassembled the trans and put a output shaft in it that had the bushing and all is well again.
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L7T
Many of you got this one right. Problem is oil consumption. Of course customer declined any further repairs , so this one is out of our hair for now. Thanks group!! Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below efficiency threshold).
2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT341X3
Well I did put a canister on the pickup and all is well I still would like to know if there is a good way of testing these I tested all that I could all of the other things hoses gas cap valve on the manifold and the only thing left was the canister Thanks...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
Yes vehicle has after market coil moduel installed by previous repair shop. I have ordered VW coil and module. Things take time when you live in southwest colorado. Will let you know if this fixes my concern. Have checked every other avenue come back to same c...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L lifters VIN: 9BWGP61J32
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M54
I just want to first thank everyone for the replies. I got 18 replies and just about all of you said to get a factory converter for the car. So we put in a fctory converter. It has now been just about 2 weeks. I called the customer and he said the light has no... Trouble codes: P0420.
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