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2005 Acura RL 3.5L compressor variable capacity control solenoid VIN: JH4KB16575
When I check power INTO the Variable Capacity Control Solenoid Valve (VCCSV)(black wire) I find battery voltage. When I check the red wire I find it is ground but not a strong one, this wire goes to the Climate Control Unit.***If I remove the harness at the VC...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Engine VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Hello everyone, just have a question regarding this car. I've determined that the engine is toast due to running it until it was noisy, smoking then died. Verfied exhaust in coolant and reservoir is blown out too. So whats the route in engine replacement? Rema...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L starter VIN: WBAEW53463
Hello BMW Techs This car was towed in for a no start condition and lack of power,if you turn the key to the starting position, engine does not crank,but instrument cluster warning lights are on, the first thing we did was to replace the ignition switch(electri...
1988 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WD14W0J
Hello . I've got this buick in here, with a stalling problem. Once the engine gets hot, it will stall at idle and bogs when acclerating from a stop. The thing is, it starts right back up every single time. No codes, all scanner values check out good. Fuel pres...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L mode selection VIN: 1G6KF5799Y
all air movement was coming out of the floor with a clicking sound coming from the dash area. Replaced the mode door actuator. Now all the air movement is coming out the top vents and will not change for heat or defrost. Mitchell call for recalibration of the ...
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1114J
Hello Techs, 1988 cavalier no start. no inj pulse and no spark. How can I isolate Module or ECM? Pulled crank sensor (not part of module) and inspected, looks good and clean, no cracks. hooked CPS up to digital volt meter and get .5 volts AC with a small magne...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDK14K3L
Hi techs. Guy brought this truck to us from another shop. His complaint was that he parked the truck for two weeks and when he started it it ran very rough. Took it to the other shop and they replaced the plugs, wires, dist. Cap, rotor and air filter. Truck wa...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L VATS, HVAC, Radio VIN: 1G1YY2386L
This is going to be a little long. This Vette came to me with the odometer not working wouldn't switch from trip to mileage and none of the fuel data would work, Diagnosed bad body module, couldn't find one so the customer had me pull it and sent it in to card...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19K1M
Never thought this would happen, but this is my own vehicle I am posting. My faithful pick-up truck needed a motor. It was running OK but burning oil and needing a head gasket job. I got a rebuild (complete long block - all sensors, manifolds, etc. . . are fro...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBKC34J3Y
replaced both tank units initally,still no gas gauge reads empty,insatlled ballance module & relay , still ng- got good used cluster no change, had same year truck in for service- swapped out computer still no change still reads empty on both clusters. , check...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Anti-Theft System VIN: 1G1WE52J61
Hi, This car keeps activating the anti-theft system and the engine won't start. I (or the owner) will reset the system and get it started, but a couple days later it happens again. This used to happen only once every few months, but now it's been happening eve...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L shift motor VIN: 1GNDT13X74
Hello to everyone. I know this is a relatively easy system to diagnose but we just can't seem to get to the bottom of this. The customer stated that all lghts on the 4WD switch would intermittently start blinking as they were driving down the road and the syst...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L Noise VIN: 3GNNEK12TX
The problem is when you are driving intermitently it makes a loud ratcheting noise which can be felt through the floor.It makes the noise going straight sometimes and sometimes on a slight turn.We cant make it do the noise by doing figure 8s or accelerating or...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Classic LT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFK13Y87
Truck came in with very hard upshift when service stabilitrak light came on. looks like i need to replace the camshaft position actuator solenoid to fix the problem although i cannot find one. the camshaft actuator is actually the gear and there is a magnet th... Trouble codes: C0561 (c0900-), C0900, P0011, P2119
2002 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: KLAVA69269
This is a vehicle given to me by a customer after the timing belt broke causing all 16 valves to bend. I got a new head. I used new head bolts. The tightening procedure is to tighten, in sequence, the bolts to 18 ft lbs. Then tighten, again in sequence, 90 deg...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7HF16Z5W
Thanx in advance for your time. When cold intrmitently this rig will drop idle you can hear the iac opening all the way. Map readings go high 3.9 -4.1 volts. Only did it to me 2 times i didnt get a vacuum gauge hooked up before it cleared up. I replaced map an...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1B4GP44G3Y
hello this transmission is in limp in mode it has code 700 750 765 775 . my question is i know the alternator is not charging. Will that cause this to go into limp in mode. or do i have a solenoid problem. I checked resistance form transmission module pin 16 t...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Steering VIN: 3B7KF26Z41
I hate giving up on something like this but we have exhausted our resources. This truck came in our shop initially with a memory steer like symtom and poor returnibilty of steering wheel. This is A 4WD with solid differenial. The 4wd works and disengages just ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Z91
Van came back on a hook and would not start found that fuel only primed and that in the odometer was a message that there was no bus. Would not talk to the scanner checked all power and grounds as directed to by the trouble tree for that symptom all were prese...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L battery voltage VIN: 1B3EJ46X01
This vehicle was brought in with a no start condition.Vehicles owner states that she has been having to jump start vehicle so she bought a new battery. A couple days later she was back to jump starting. I hooked my DMM in series with the main battery cable an...
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: 4B3AG52H72
Hello everyone.I have a problem child that I can't figure out.Vehicle came in to my shop for a used car inspection and a n oil change.The engine was washed and detailed.The vehicle stalled right outside the automatic washer.An alignment was was performed and t... Trouble codes: P0183 (Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input), P0446 (Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit)
2006 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2D4FV47T06
This vehicle came into our shop with a rattle in the front end. Did inspection did not find anything loose. Upon reading other post for this problem, removed the tension strut rods they were loose. Replaced them along with outer tie rod end and stabilzer links...
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y4P
Ford tech's help! I have this sho and im not sure where to start... It came in as a no start, key on cooling fan runs constantly. Cust. had eec relay (the one above the radiator) for us to install. No change, key on cooling fan runs. The engine cranks fine and...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge
vehicle came in with complaint of vehicle jumping forward at stoplights performed all basic checks iac bad replaced with aftermarket (manuf) standard iac problem was much less pronouced but still there reset kam, send customer on there way came back same compl...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
This vehicle is driving me nuts! It first came to me with a MIL light because it was due for smog test. Code was P0500( vehicle speed sensor fault) Checked all sensors good. even replaced sensors before condemming ECM. Vehicle would show speed on speedometer d... Trouble codes: P0443 (solenoid purge valve electrical fault)
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZF1827W
Vehicle came in with a complaint of poor fuel mileage and runs rough in 4th & 5th gear Idles great.This problem occurred overnite. No FAULT CODES.NO MISFIRE CODES. Engine replaced about a year ago, ran great for 22k miles.we installed new plugs, wires, cleaned...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU73E3Y
car will start loosing power and feel like it is down on a cylinder.it really doesn't feel like a bad plug or wire.it may take 20 -30 min.running to act up.you may also drive it for 100-200 miles before it does it again. all sensors are showing good,fuel trim ...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Pat VIN: 1FAFP444XY
I replace the ecm with another used ecm. I am attempted to reprogram the two new keys with tradition method without the program tool. It was unsuccessful. Questions are as follows; Could it be that the used ECM already contain a max numbers of keys? Is it po...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L blown fuse #2 VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
The battery junction block has fuse #2 (pcm power relay) that is blown. The circuit is hot at all times but only pops fuse when key is in run. Used the headlight trick to eleminate things. everything on circuit unplugged and stil lit up. only time light goes o...
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP11342
Engine makes a noise at idel comes and goes like every 3 mnts and only last about 10 secs. It sounds in side valve cover top end also engine has alot of vibration
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Power Windows VIN: 2FMZA51421
HI Guys, We received this Windstar from another shop. The driver's side window goes down as soon as you connect the motor up. You have to reverse the wiring to make go up. After checking the diagrams we decided to replace the master switch on the driver's doo...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fans VIN: 1FALP765R2
have this focus. no cooling fans. narrow it down to the cht sensor. pull out sensor and heat up with propane torch and the gauge works as well as the fans. biggest mystery when i pull the cht sensor thier is no coolant spilling out the hole. not sure if thier ...
2003 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L message center VIN: 2FMDA53493
Only Message center lcd's dim when reving engine. All other lights and lcd's are lit and proper brightness. When headlamps on or off. Before i pull apart insterment panel or replace it. Just checking if there is a test not on alldata. Nothing coming up on iatn...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L25
This vehicle came in with a complaint of skipping, lack of power and MIL light on. We found P0172, P0175, P0191, P0192, P0405, P0442, P0452, P2196 and P2198 all stored in computer. While driving van and looking at data, I show a desired fuel pressure of ~39....
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L Safety VIN: 1FMEU31E78
Installed new rcm need to program module have ids anything special i need to be aware of before programing this module. do i need weights for passenger seats or does it just reset to zero. any help would be appreciated.
2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKET16S46
Good morning, I have an '06 Envoy here that when cold intermittently it will stall, no power, backfire in intake, misfire, MIL illuminated. Here is the story, the MIL has been illuminated for over a year, she has had the vehicle to several places who accordin... Trouble codes: P0172 (Lean bank 1), P0300 (Random misfire)
2006 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5L Cmp Actuator VIN: 1GTDT19656
This Camshaft Position actuator solenoid valve (mouthful) seems to have eaten a screen or two. There are 2 screens on it, and I suspect there were 2 more at one time. I doubt I can get the screens seperately, so I believe we will be replacing the valve. At thi...
1977 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Head VIN: SBC5113539
I am doing a head gasket replacement and I am putting it back together and I don't know any torque specs or sequence's. Of course Mitchell dosn't go back that far nor can I find anything on the web. If anyone has a mitchell or chilton manuel that goes back tha...
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L All Gears VIN: 1HGCG2257X
We had this car come in originally with only 4th gear and reverse. Found a used transmission and after we installed it had a late shift on every gear right away, and it almost seem to get later of a shift the more we drove it. I just figured the used trans was...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18721
This Honda has been driving us nuts for a couple of days. Code P1399 keeps reoccuring and no other codes show up. I removed the valve cover and checked valve lash. Also swappwd another distributer with no affect. Tried replacing all ignition and fuel filter al...
2003 Honda Civic GX 1.7L Stall VIN: 1G45633UT3
posting for a friend, vin is incorrect...states car starts and stalls.Acts like security issue (starts and stalls within 2-4 seconds) but the green key indicator on the ipc goes out. flashes with key on,then out when starts,no codes stored, told me honey comb ...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L guage
car came in temp guage reading hot, no physical overheat. I used infrared temp gun to determine engine coolant temp normal, scanner reading for coolant temp 270F. Previous repair was new thermostat and flushed cooling system, bled cooling system. test drive: A...
2006 Infiniti M45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY01E1G
came in with multiple problems. ac was caused by damaged wiring in front end. after this was was done, the customer wanted us to go after the code. it shows up for bank 2 ivt control. checked the tsb's mentioned in the archives, and went through the entire dia... Trouble codes: P0021 (IVT control)
2004 Isuzu NPR .0L abs VIN: JALE5B1454
Abs light stay on i would like to know how to pull code manualy?
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L cruise shuts off VIN: SAJKX6247W
Vehicle will run down highway all day with no problem unless using cruise control. With cruise on and level road, all is OK. If you start up a hill, or if you slow down & hit resume(in other words load the engine/cause the cruise to open the throttle further) ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S5S
Hi got a real challenging one here, this truck will start and run fine, but after driving for a few miles, will started breaking up and run terrible. if you feather it for a few minutes your good for most of the day driving. this truck was at the dealer where ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Will not Crank With key in Start position intermit VIN: SALTW16453
Customer called stating vehicle will not crank with key in starte postion intermittently. I whent to veh. and it started . Has battery volteg to all componets when tested in shop. This problem has happend twice. The vehicle will start in shop fine. I am thinki...
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L overheat VIN: 2MEHM75V73
2003 mercury marauder with 4.6 dohc motor fan is coming on when its supposed to but when it does come on it never shuts off also radiator is stone cold and fan is blowing cold air we replaced the thermostat about a month ago removed radiator and replaced had t...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L steering angle plausibility VIN: WMWRH33475
5E40 ABS-DSC: Steering Angle implausible will not clear no errors in steering angle ecu steering angle reading is on the money strait ahead yaw sensor reads 1.3 deg s though i disconnected the yaw sensor to eliminate that option then i had a can time out code ...
2001 Nissan Primera 2000CC Transmission engagement VIN: WTP12-0148
Check for codes but scanner is not communicating with TCM only. Check for codes manually and got line pressure sensor, not sure where to turn.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D12
This nissan has a hard fault, u codes that Im having trouble fixing. can't find any good diagnoses info on alldata check for fixes on IATN all or most talk about a ground under the dash and also there is a TSB out on this code. I added a new ground under dash ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1000, P0021
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Hello all this one is a killer,car came in nostart condition customer said he went away for the weekend came back car would not start. scan for codes P1564 ascd switch came up on the ECM no other codes for any other modules i have injector pluse but no spark i... Trouble codes: P1564
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L Chimes/indic VIN: 1GHDX23E92
Approximately 2 days after the removal and replacment of rear air shocks and front brake pads and rotors, the chime (door ajar, keys in ignition etc) indicator randomly rings numerous chimes in a row and then will stop. There is no pattern, evident conditions ...
1994 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L no up shift VIN: 2G2FV22P4R
we have a car we can't get it to communicate with any of our scanners. it came in for the trans with no up shifts. we tried disabling different modules and sensors, abs, vss,trans, ect...we also replaced the pcm, sence it had water running out of it, but we st...
2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L dash cluster VIN: 3G7DA03E73
customer came in, failed mass state inspection for no check engine light, i removed dash cluster to find out someone snipped the bulb off the circuit board. the bulbs/led's are not replaceable. well gm has an exchange program, but has no units to exchange. so ...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L noise left VIN: WPOAA2992S
have a super clean 993, with a knocking noise when turning left, only noticeable at low speed,,mainly under 25 mph. had a very worn rack & pinion I replaced and noise turning left & right is gone, but still has a small amount of noise. struts are new, tie rod ...
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AM12F35
This vehicle has an intermittent miss which feels like an ignition misfire or a lockup converter chugging around 80 , we have done the most common tests and component replacements on it. It's still missing. When the problem occurs, the check engine light flash... Trouble codes: P0300, P0336
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF635XW
This car has had a motor replacement, new engine had bad valves. New heads were installed, and now has 140 lbs of compression in all cylinders. Car runs great untill it warms up the has poor accleration and poor idle quality. Compression check was done after w...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3SEBS456RW
HI guys -please ignore the vin I am home now and my mind is racing here. Last year this car came in with a 420 code and the cust wouldnt spring for a subaru conv. We replaced the ft sensor with a subaru unit and the rear w aft market. The converter was a Walk... Trouble codes: P0133, P0131
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K6T
Thanks in advance for the help. This one came in with above code. We check egr system and all check passed. Also pulled egr off tho lock in intake and my tech ( who is no longer here) said that it did not looked clogged. So we cleared codes and sent on its way... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient flow detected)

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2006 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18906
Sorry for the delay, we had to schedule the vehicle back for the timing belt/ valve adjustment service. While adjusting the valves, there was only one cylinder that was out from the rest of them. I was suprised that it was throwing both bank codes for this. We... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich condition bank 2), P0172 (rich condition bank 1).
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN534X2
Thanks for all the advice. Everyone suggested re-learning the throttle, but that was the first thing I did without result. In the end, it was the ECU. I, along with a few other techs agreed, that we have never seen one go bad on this car. In any case, thats wh... Trouble codes: P1637 (Throttle Valve Actuator), P0021 (Variable Intake Timing VANOS inlet camshaft), 134 (Adaptation Throttle Actuator).
2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Pump/Pressure Hose VIN: 1GYEE63A65
This was a very straight forward repair. The hose assembly from GM comes complete. The GM diagram I received was incorrect and confusing. The coupler installs into the pump and the power steering hose assembly snaps into place. This is a one time deal and...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L evap temp sensor VIN: 2G1FP22P9R
well I have to call it fixed, found that the pcm will ground the ac relay when ever it decides to and then the system works just fine. He took it to Texas over the weekend and it worked good all the way. Will replace the ecm when He decides to.
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W5V
well everybody said distributer and one said crank sensor connector. I replaced the distributer as recomended gear was worn a bit but was still getting -60 cam retard .After removing vcm and seeing nothing but corrosion I replaced it with a used unit and all p... Trouble codes: P0101, P0102, P0143, P0171, P0300, P0340.
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK19M5W
well thank you all for your help. I didn't fix this vehicle in my carrer this is like the 3rd and is not a good feeling customer just did't want to leave it any longer he had to drive it. I change MAF, Fuel filter, fuel pump, back pressue tesed the cats, and a... Trouble codes: N0.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Auto 4X4 VIN: 2GCEK19T7X
Numerous replies that mentioned to measure the wheel circum. completed and eliminated the whining and then the auto 4x4 would only engage when slippage was occuring. this site is awesome for info and i appreciate all the help.
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Sir VIN: 1GCDM19W0Y
Thanks for the info I got the dealer set it up Thanks
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L electric braking VIN: 2GCEK19U24
Thank you all for the responses, the vehicle finally never came here, it was towed to a gm truck centre in ottawa who found the problem to be a simple rear abs sensor, this vehicle has 4 wheel disc brakes. Tech there told him gm stopped making 4 wheel disc on ...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
Really good stuff sent in. I checked the timing, perfect. Checked the harness and connectors, pulled the crank sensor. Looked good. Finally bit the bullet and had to go buy reman unit at $220, runs like a champ, I guess the best clue was the oil running out of... Trouble codes: P1391 (loss of cam/crank signal).
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56F5S
Checked crank sensor with ohm meter and found dead short between 8v ref and center pin on sensor. The new one was about 3k. Replaced it and car fired up.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1B7HF13Y1X
I just wanted to say thanks for all the time that everyone took to respond. I tried disconnecting o2 sensors and checked pressures with gauges; I had normal results (under 3 psi) according to the trany guys. The customer notified the transmission shop that the...
1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Failed Smog VIN: 1FABP45E7J
Thank you everyone for you replies and help. Two folks out there hit the nail on the head. The problem ended up being that there was no secondary air being supplied to the cat from the air pump. Here is what I found: the solenoid vaccum control valve that supp...
1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N9S
All of the posts were great information, unfortunatly those were components that we had already verified good. Recommended PCM to customer, declined at this time. Thanks Trouble codes: 211 (pip eratic), 212 (no tach input to processer - spout).
1996 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT06H3T
I still thinking the problem with this code p0470 is a defective EGR boost sensor. This is a 4 wire sensor , the 4th wire is for an atmosferic pressure signal. Wiring was checked several times and no problems found here. This sensor is not available new as far... Trouble codes: P0470 (egr boost sensor failure).
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDF172XV
Thanks to all who replied. But finally after driving every day for three weeks it finally set a Cam Position Code replaced with new Ford Part and runs perfectly.
1997 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L transfercase VIN: 3GKFK16R9V
the customer told me several times that he has to do something with it cause he was worried that it would shift into 4x4 low while moving which would be mechanicly impossible to get the front axle splines and collar to lock together while moving but anyways we...
1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: KEK13R9X1G
Sorry this fix took so long to post, we had to stop and make some money on some other things. First and for most, thank you to everyone who responded to my nightmare. Most of which had great ideas which we gave a try. The issue ended up being a faulty aftermar...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Lift Gate Actuator VIN: JHLRE48747
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Unknown VIN: JDH3452345
customer returned remove bank 2 valve cover engine hot found when engine cranked i can here the noise in time with cylinder 4 exaust valve . removed #4 exaust rocker noise gose away reinstall noies back. inspected all components sound coming from lifter or lif...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pats system VIN: 1LNHM82W3Y
new instrument cluster took care of the intermittant starting problem
1991 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L Suspension VIN: 4F2CU44X8M
I got some good replies suggesting replacing the body and frame rivets, checking the ball joints and tie rod,spot welding the crossmembers. We came to the conclusion the noise is coming from the brakes only on very hard stops going down hill. Since everything ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2,3.4 shift VIN: WDBJF65F2W
2 switches at base of shift quadrant had fluid contamination. Upper switch has Standard-Winter mode rocker switch - when put back to Standard, plunger that rocker works against for Winter mode would not retract. Lower switch has rail style contact that moves w...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS14T1K
ended up replacing the ecu for a second time and vehicle has not come back. Trouble codes: 33 (map sensor high), 34 (map sensor low).
2001 Peugeot migane 1.6L No Start VIN: VFIEA11051
hi guys thanks for the replys replaced crank sensor and up date loom and sent it been two weeks havent heard must be good phone will probably ring tomorrow marc Trouble codes: 54 (supply voltage to tordial coil short to b).
2000 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Electronic VIN: 2C4FJ25B9Y
I'd like to thank everyone who responded, the information was very useful. A couple of things I did fixed this vehicle. First, very important to put the washer that sits on top of the shift rod in the proper place. I then removed the governor cleaned it up and...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L Blower motor VIN: 2GWP522141
This vehicle is still not fixed. Most replies said to check the cabin air filter or direction of rotation of the fan motor. The mechanic had all ready verified that the fan was going in the correct direction and the cabin air filter had just been changed. I...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA0946F
You guys gave us excellent information. Customer has not let us fix car yet. Mickey from New Mexico tolds us that if the rubber on the clutch disc breaks that this will cause driveshaft to slam ring and pinion gears together on deceleration.When we mentioned t...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L airbag warning light VIN: WP0CB2962M
I'm sorry it's been so long. I don't know if this is fixed or not. The light has not come back on yet.Thanks to Cedric, Patrick,& Gene. The specs are: terminal 1-2=10k ohms, terminal 2-3=0 to .5 ohms. Both sensors checked out OK at this time. I swapped the se...
2001 Saturn LW300 3.0L Timing Belt / Valves VIN: 1G8JW84R92
Thanks to all that replied. Almost all of you said that the motor has at least bent valves & cracked guides. Some even said that the pistons may be bad. I would tend to agree with the later as well and the motor needs to be replaced. However . . Due to the...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L The Car VIN: IG8JU54F62
Thank you all for responding, I was schooled on basics. rebalanced all tires and shifted them around to end up with the best on the front. Problem was corrected , THANKS AGAIN!
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWTH63B41
We decied to take the car apart first by taking the intake off and looking for a problem Then removed the cyc head on that side found 1 slightly bent intake valve looks like something got in there at some point and bounce around replaced the intake valve, head... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L RH Motor Mount Bracket VIN: 9BWDD61J71
As a few mentioned the 3rd bolt on the bottom of the mount was missing, causing the top two bolts to bend and/or break, dropping the engine down and tearing stuff up like pulleys or hoses. I ordered three new bolts from the local dealer and torqued them in to ...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 5.0L maintaince VIN: WVGPT77L26
i ordered a new housing with a filter and the element does not pull out so i installed the housing and called it a day. if anyone has this one figured out i would love to know how to release the filter.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J7Y
hi, asked customer what brand and grade of fuel she used, always the cheapest and lowest grade but with this many miles we really don't think thats what caused spark plug failure. I advised her to swith to mid grade and name brand gas. She maintains this vehic... Trouble codes: P0300.
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