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2004 Audi S4 4.2L turn signal indicator VIN: WAUPL68E74
Hi Group,car was driven in with no turn signal indicator,low oil pressure light ,no cruise control ,speed o meter,odometer inoperative. The turn signal bulbs are working after fix connection A2 at left lower A-Pillar. Now I try to locate the Kl.15 to the instr...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAHD6328R
Bmw tech, please help. Car original came in with a long cranking and trans slipping problem. Trouble code for crank sensor. Replace sensor and used transmission, road test, found rpm flunctate at high speed under load and car loss power. Found fuel filter has ...
1996 BMW 318is 1.9L No Start VIN: WBABE7328T
Good afternoon BMW techs everywhere.I have this old bimmer that was towed in with a no start condition.Starter doesn't work.Jump start car ,still don't start.Scan for codes.codes 148,immobilizer code.I got the customer to bring in her other key,still doesn't s...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAFA53561
Vehicle was purchased at the auction and brought to us with no start . Tear down revealed hole in a piston and all kinds of mechanical issues . We decided to replace the engine , after engine was replaced vehicle would not start although it has compression . H... Trouble codes: 128 (EWS Communication / Parity)
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEW53444
I have a high frequency vibration at 63-65 mph. I already fixed a dry r/f inner c/v joint last year which was causing a bad vibration on accel but this is different. It is more like driveshaft speed than axle or wheel speed and it there all the time at that sp...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Control VIN: 5UXFB535X4
Customer x5 has a noise on bumps at all speeds. Noise will go away at times, but will return. The noise sounds as if it is coming from the right front floor board area. I have checked all of the ball joints and tie rod ends. I have checked the right front stru...
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, no brakes VIN: WBANA53535
good afternoon, i have a e60 with a m56 customer is complaining about a surging and mil light and very intermittent brake failure where the pedal goes to the floor. Customer stated that while driving in traffic the brakes failed and pumped them and brakes did ... Trouble codes: 2882 (mixture preparation bank 1), 2883 (mixute preparation bank 2)
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L steering angle sensor 5EBA VIN: WBANE53526
Car has the DSC light come on while driving. Takes a little while but it comes on and sets code for 5EBA steering angle sensor, plausability. I did find a tsb for that code that mentioned a coding problem. The description says the SLZ loses the steering angle ...
2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Collision Repair VIN: 2G4WS52JX2
Hi all, thanks for looking and possibly helping with some insight. I have changed the BCM under the passenger seat a couple of times and no change. I can't get rid of the U1064 code. My scanner says [ Loss BCM, VTD, DIM, PZM, and/or SMM data. And I don't seem ...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Pw Pmirror Pl VIN: 1G6KD54403
I got this car from a collision shop about 2 weeks ago. They sent it here because nothing worked on the front drivers door. At that time we checked all fuses and connections going to door modules. Then everything started working again. Delivered car back to co...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L no cranck VIN: 1GYDE63754
Hi Cadi Guys, this SRX came with concern of No crank No start some times or after parking for long time ( more than 2 - 3 hours) DTC test got P1631 theft deterrent , the security lamp falshing in IPC , you try 2 or 3 times and it will run fine, I got a TSB for...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCEK19H2S
Hello IATN members, I have a 1995 Chevy K1500 with a brake issue. The customer towed in the Truck because the brake pedal went down to the floor. He claimed to have replaced the rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders. I did a inspection to the rear and found he ...
1995 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCDG15Z45
hi all and thanks in advance for any help. i have this 95 chevy van that has an erratic iac valve. engine will idle but then the iac counts go from 20-30 to 122 and the engine wants to stall. i have replaced the iac valve and problem still exists. i have also ...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6HG39FOX
Hello, I just want to ask if there is a fluid for the combustion leak detector specificly for deisel engines,and if so where to get it or a part number or something.I'm pretty sure this van has head problems but would like to verify.This customer drives about ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
My own vehicle bought at 100k miles soon after developed a misfire cyl #8 which turned out to be a sticking ex. valve after research indicated this model has that history. Removed retainer/spring & cleaned guide with throttle body cleaner & problem solved. Lat... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0307 (Misfire cyl7)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L 1-2 and 3-4 shift tcc lockup VIN: 1GCGK29U3Y
I have a unit that will shift very hard, I would almost consider it a slip from 1-2, 3-4 and TCC lockup when pulling a light load (3000LB trailer)and the trans temp is at 200. When not loaded with a trailer it will shift hard and shudder on TCC lockup only. Th...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T91
Vehicle came in to me for check engine light and code p0430. Temp tested cats and bank 2 showed slow to light off. Customer took back to exhaust shop and they sent to another shop for cat test? . They don't test cats just replace them! other shop tested cats a... Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 cat converter)
2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E42
Another stumper. This one will loose the fuel gauge, coolant temp drops below cold, abs light on, check engine light on. No communication with scanner. Engine will run untill turned off. Then it goes into a loop only intermittently.This may not happen for days... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 communication problem history), U1040 (Ebtcm communications history), P1626 (Anti theft fuel enable circuit history), U1016 (Loss pcm communications only on air bag history)
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15X73
This van came in with this code last afternoon, P0016, I attempted to look it up on our Mitchell program but couldn't find any thing on the code. Anyone seen this code & can you direct me to any info to diagnos & repair it? Trouble codes: P0016
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L A/c System VIN: 1G1AK55F56
Car came in for a/c not cool while driving. System has full freon charge and pressures are not normal but cools ok at idle. Over 1200 RPM the high side drops to 100psi and the low side climbs to 60psi and then the compressor cycles off. Replaced expansion valv...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire, buck's VIN: 3C3EL55H3W
Okay guy's here we go.Customer complaint of jerking and bucking leaving a stop sign or accel on on-ramp when they need to accel in a hurry.Checked for code's and found none.Problem is also intermittant.Unplugged egr no change.While monotoring scanner observed ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L lift gate VIN: 2C4GP74L41
If you push the key pad button rear gate will unlatch, but wont open it trys to but stop instantly. Latch seemed very niosy sometimes.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L pinion bearings VIN: 2B7HB11Y2X
Got a strange one here. This Dodge van with a 9 1/4" rear likes to eat differential pinion bearings. OE set went at 35K. Replaced with "feral-mongrol"/BCA bearings that lasted 20K. Then did them again with US made Timkens. Both times set pinion preload to 20-2...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Communication VIN: 1B4GP44G5X
This van was brought in from a guy who tried to get the dash working and couldn't. I know the cluster/module is bad for soldering but he tried 2 different ones. Sames results. So I checked for power at the cluster. Red/White is battery with key and Pink is liv... Trouble codes: P1695 (No Comm.), P1698 (No Trans. Comm)
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13ZYJ
Vehicle came in no start, died going down road. Got it in and found the C3 connector at pcm melted. Replaced connector and pcm. Vehicle started all is well. After about 20 min. of running, asd relay output wire at pcm got hot and started to melt connector agai... Trouble codes: P1389 (No asd output at computer)
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L battery VIN: 1B3EL36X22
Client presented vehicle stating sometimes I start my car and radio is will not work(factory unit). When this occurs and I park my car for a long period of time(8+hours) battery goes dead. Jump start radio works car is good for several days. We got the vehicle...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D23
Truck has had 5 coils replaced. Wiring has been checked But driver circuit still doesnt work (coil 1) resistance is ok ,asd supplies good power but pcm (oe or reman) will not drive circuit. no shorts to ground,power and no opens. pcm grounds and power ok. othe... Trouble codes: P0351
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Front U-joint VIN: 1B31234567
This will be an unusual tech help request, as I am posting this AFTER the vehicle has been fixed and looking for advice if I get to do the repair in the future. Customer is happy and back on the road with no problems for now. VIN # given in this request is bog...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L Surge, low power VIN: 3D7KR28C45
have a truck here with low power, replaced fuel filter, checked volume it was low, replaced pump in tank, volume up to specs. no trouble codes still has low power. will not rev over 2000 when in gear it reaches 2000 it loses power and drops down to 1400. chec...
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 6G66X22917
Where's my performace guys? 66 Galaxie 500 xl, engine is a 390 from I believe a 67 Galaxie or Fairlane. Our issue is timing and performance. We connect the vacuum advance by, manifold vacuum is connected to port 2 on the thermal control valve, port is connecte...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FA1P5849S
hello we have an interesting one here, vehicle has a no start condition that is intermitant, it happens when the engine is cold or hot make's no difference, once it starts it will run just fine and some times restart all day long. when the engine is in a no s...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMEU1760V
this vehicle came in on the hook for a no start condition. when got it started and ran poorly and died and would not restart no mil lamp and no communication with pcm. i then got out the breakout box and checked al the powers and grounds which checked ok, also...
1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18WNA
thanks in advance. truck in for poor acceleration, pinging under light load, MIL. Initially had P0171 and P0174, lean codes. MAF reading scewed so replace MAF and air filter. Pinging gone and power back to normal. cust returned w/MIL. Found only P0171, lean ba... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C8X
Hi guys i have this ranger giving me some grief. Came in with MIL on and code P0172-Fuel system too rich bank 1. has Long term fuel trim at -25% and short term fuel trim at -14%. Recently had a tune up( plugs, wires, air filter, intake service). Fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank 1)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36P3Y
Hi all, this Ford is giving it to me. The ignition coil on this vehicle goes bad almost every three months. Plugs and wires have been replaced, and still problem continues. Vehicle will missfire intermittently, and and stall occasionally. Has anyone ever had a... Trouble codes: P0351 (Primary Ignition Fault)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hard starting VIN: 1FDWE35P74
Hi guy, i got this e350 with 6.0 dsl. Customer complains that it hard to start and it has been doing for while and only way he can start it with spraying starting fluid and that's how he has been starting. I crank this thing for 30 sec no start tried multi tim... Trouble codes: P0470 (Ebp ckt), P2614 (Ckp sensor ckt)
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRF12W15
This vehicle came in for a reconditioning for retail sale. upon inspection, idle felt strange but no check angine light was on and monitors were set. Performed other repairs on vehhicle and sent it out, week later comes back with a check engine light on. P0506... Trouble codes: P0506
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P95
The vehicle sets a P012F and the wrench light comes on and loses power after about 20 minutes of driving. The coolant temp is 190f oil temp is 280f. my thought is a bad oil cooler. What all should I replace and how exactly does the ECM monitor this system. I a... Trouble codes: P012F
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L eng cooling fan VIN: 1FMEU63E87
[...] no power to fan clutch yellow wire green tracer
1999 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7L compressor VIN: 1GKEK13R5X
truck came in the shop last week with the a/c not operating efficiently. i dont recall the pressure readings at that time but did notice a big difference in the line temp. on either side of the orifice tube when you would touch it. hot on one side cold on the ...
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Raw fuel at canister VIN: 1GTHC39J7Y
This truck has raw fuel coming out of the charcoal canister. The purge valve seems to be working, and the only code is for an O2 heater. Smoked it and no leaks visible. The only other info the customer has been able to provide is that this is a work truck, and...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Electronic VIN: IGTHK291X3
This 6.6 with Alison auto came in with ses light on. Codes p0700, u1800, u2104, u2106 were in memory. Customer indicated that he notice a slightly different shift pattern - quicker through the gears. We erased the codes and let him drive it for a few days. Cam...
1996 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGEJ6324T
dear iatn staff and members, I'm asking for you help on this one.vehicle came for emissions inspection, check engine light was on , dtc#p1337 pressent, due to missing ckp sensor #2. sensor installed, codes cleared, no more codes set,but it is running rich at i...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, Runs good VIN: 1HGEM77962
Veh has a code p1259 vtec system failure. veh had the cylider head gasket replaced 6 months ago due to over heating. road tested and all was fine at that time. cust returned today saying veh light has been on since it left with this code. No complaints of any ... Trouble codes: P1259
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L compressor VIN: KM85SC73E7
Refrigerant leaked out within 3 weeks. Cannot find anything with dye. Used a electronic tester but i have my doubts in it because it's very old and out dated. It does work on big leaks but not so sure on small leaks. Working on a new one. Do these have any com...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L radio VIN: SAJGX224XW
hay jag wizards have this jag came in needing timing chains and tensioners etc and spark plugs.now custemer complains of ticking noise on fm channels only when car is running!! we confermed it we changed the new ngk spark plug to denso still there unpluged 1 c...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Instrument Panel VIN: SAJDA25B9Y
Hi Guys, Need a little help with this please. Everything normal until key is turned off. The engine stops & the radio & A/C turn off. However the Instruments are illuminated & the warning lights remain on & the message center runs through the fault menu. S...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Park/Neutral switch VIN: SAJEA01U53
I am trying to find out where the start inhibit signal originates from when the transmission is in gear. I am able to start the car in Park, Neutral & Reverse and I have a current code P1517 (Park/Neutral switch fault) I have the IDS diag computer available an...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L asd VIN: 1J23HUY432
hello all i could use some fresh ideas on this one. yesterday this jeep came in for a miss on 1,3,4 with a hard miss on one. also had a code for b1s1 heater code replaced sensor as well. car started and ran fine no miss. customer drove car for six hours and it...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.0L fuel injector control circuit #2 VIN: 1J4GW48S04
I have in the shop a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.0. It came in with a governor control pressure sensor fault, a tps fault, and an injector control circuit #2 fault. I replaced the governor control pressure sensor, and tps, and swapped injector #1 with in...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Idle slow to drop? VIN: JA4LX31G23
Third time around for this problem it doesn't happen while I have the car (nothing new there). The only thing I've noticed it seems to take it's time coming down from a high idle, maybe 4 to 8 seconds, and even longer when it's cold. The diagnostic chart says ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed higher than expected)
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD16Y9H
I need some help on this one please. This '87 Nissan Pathfinder has a real intermiten problem. It only happens to me when the truck is hot. It will have a bad hesitation on take off and sometimes it will die and not restart until it seams to cool. When it will...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52E4C
Hey guys! I would greatly appreciate any input you guys can give me on this one. About a month ago this car came in on the hook with a no start. The security light was on while cranking. We replaced the passlock. It started fine. Today it came in on the hook a...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2WP52KKO
Car drives good but after hot soak will not idle. Must hold trottle down to keep running will clear up after a fiew minnits
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WR5216Y
I'm stuck far away from home with the car in security mode. the security light is not on but the red led is flashing when the ignition switch is turned off. I have a generic scan tool and it only shows pcm codes. does anyone know what would make the red led fl...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YS3ED58E01
This well-maintained Saab wagon came in with a hesitation issue. When driving in the city, it will intermittently have no throttle response when pulling away from a stop. It began as a once a week occurance, then three times a week, now three times a day. Whe...
2000 Saturn SL 1.9L 10amp Fuse VIN: 1G8ZJ5276Y
The 10amp fuse for the ac temp switch keeps blowing every time we put a new in. We unplug the Compressor and it will still blow.We can unplug the ac switch and it will not blow until you plug it in. Check wiring. No burnt wires.
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 5TENL42N72
Hi Toyota techs, I have a 2002 tacoma here that is a delivery vehicle. It intermitently stalls and dies while driving(it has happened twice now)...the last time after vehicle had been driven all day over 100 miles. the strange thing is when I have checked ve...
2007 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR32E77
Greetings Fellow members, We have a 07 Toyota Corolla that has been in the shop twice and is about to come back for the third (on Saturday) time for an extremely odd brake noise. History: 20k Miles ago we've replaced Front Pads and Rotors using Toyota Parts. ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L windows VIN: 3VWSD29M6Y
Blowing fuse intermittantly for window, interior lighting, and trunk release circuit. I can't get fuse to pop for me, only pops for customer.

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2003 Acura EL 1.7L Compressor VIN: 2HHES35853
As it turns out all wiring diagrams I had were incorrect. Thermoswitch is defective. A/C request must pass through switch before it gets to multiplex control. Thermo switch was not even in that part of the circuit if you use shopkey's info! It was shown as bei...
2002 Audi TT 1.8L guages VIN: TRUTC28N02
General consensus was to get the dealer to recode so that is what i did last night.I do not know of a place here in canada to send these clusters unfortunately and there was NO way I was sending it to the States.The local Audi dealer got it done for me last ni...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAAM3348Y
We had another BMW with same problem it needed drivers exterior door lock assembly this car has the same problem customer declined repair
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Windows, Door Locks, Blower Motor, Seats VIN: WBADS43491
Thanks for all your comments and help! Scott from Missouri hit the nail on the head. Water had been sitting in the passenger floorboard and corroded (and broke) 8 wires and fuse connections. I removed the passenger seat, removed the carpet; repaired the f...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBAETET374
Thanks to all who replied, except the guy saying waterpump over and over without reading my entire post. Sent to bmw, they put a gas anyl. on car and said they got exhaust gas readings in cooling sys. They also said they would give no warranty on head job. I g...
2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DV57V49
Tried a smoke machine to find a leak but it didn't. We replaced the intake gasket just because it wasn't done originally but the light came back. The car has been at the Cadillac dealer the last 2 weeks as we couldn't find the problem and they can't seem to ei... Trouble codes: P2187 (Too lean at idle bank 1 current), P2189 (Too lean at idle bank 2 pending).
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Mechanical VIN: IGBJGB1K7R
Thanks everybody for your response.Most of you suggested to try a different oil filter with a anti drain valve,I am going to try this,if this doesn't help we go to plan b with involves checking the main bearings and oil pump, thanks again for all your sugges...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GAHG39RXY
Removed pcm and found many wires were corroded as the inside was also after replacing some terminals and the pcm no further issues. thanks for the help
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L rear auxillary a/c VIN: 1GNEK13Z33
Greetings techs. I am not going to call this truck fixed although it is working properly at this time. After extensive checks of the components and associated wiring, the system started working as designed. Being unable to find an obvious problem, I took all a...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.8L Vibration VIN: 1GCCS14816
I have checked for proper timing chain alignment. Cam & crank sensor synch ok. Compression, fuel pressure & all the basics check out. The exhaust is repaired with an OE used cat back system assembly and reinforced with a bracket from the trans mount to the ...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1C4GP45R04
The customer took the vehicle to the dealer to have them look at it. They said they needed a vehicle wiring harness to fix the communication issue, but then they would have to diagnose the running issue. The customer decided not to fix the vehicle based on m...
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L steering,front end shaks VIN: 2B4GH55R5R
Thanks so much for everyones help heres the fix i tryed the passide axle and it had the same problem i didnt buy remans i bought new ones. so i was thinking from what everyone was saying axles so i ordered 2 new ones from the dealer and bang that fixed it. tha...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Starting VIN: 2B4GP74L52
Hey guys an gals we narrowed the problem to be a skim problem but cust refused any further repair thanks for all the info Chuck.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L low oil pressure VIN: 1D7HA16N62
soaked engine in diesel for about a week, drained, filled with 5w20 ran, dropped oil pan cleaned out. Filled with diesel again for a weekend, and repeated above steps, also modified oil pick up tube. Problem ceased.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L Engine VIN: 1B4HR48N02
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25342
Many thanks to all that took the time to help me out on this one. I visited the salvage yard managed by a friend of mine and the donor vehicle ws a twin sister to the Caravan I was working on. I heard the engine run, scaned the ecu and no dtc's present. This v... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector 1 circuit).
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES66S54
This morning I replaced the IAC and test drove the vehicle all day with no more idle problem. I did check wiring, TPS, and EGR all was good, I also checked resistance of the IAC and it was also good. I thinking the valve was just sometimes getting stuck. Thank...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15Y7S
Unfortunetly we assume to often new parts are good!!! after all the great responses I finally traced problem to a broken wire in the new distributor harness..put in another new distributor and the truck starts and runs good...Thank you for all the great respon...
1996 Ford F53 XL 7.5L Headlights And Turn Signals VIN: 3FCMF53G3T
Well finally fixed this thing. I found wires melted together causing an intermitent short between headlamp and turn signal wires. The harness was routed behind the battery tie solinoid that was fused closed and overheating. Thanks to all.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Engine VIN: 1FTRF07202
Thanks to all for the excellent suggestions. Some responses focused on the motor mounts, difficult to visually confirm on these Ford flat mounts. Jacking up the motor while running showed no changes. Also tried loosening and reseating the exhaust, no luck on ...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y51
AFTER STRUGGLE [...] NORAML. CAR RUN GOOD AND NO DTC. THANK YOU. Trouble codes: P1130 (Swirl control valve), P1165 (Swirl control switch).
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L privacy glass VIN: 1LNLM81W3S
First I wanted to thank everyone for their time and input, this turned out to be a motor failure, although because of the mounting system on this partition unit I did have to remove the partion from the limo, I looked at both sides and found removing the front...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L temperature VIN: 1LNHM86S13
install a commplete new commpressor, receiver drier, had installed expantion valve. ac system working great now, thank you guys.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Right Side Window, Seat, Mirror VIN: WDBLJ65G1X
Well it seems as though this mercedes is out the door and fine. The problem with the lights was obviously fixed with replacing the bulbs (one was in backwards and the other had low and high filaments melted and touching each other). I guess I would have to s...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Shifting VIN: WDBSK75F04
Thanks for all the help. The valve body assembly (dealer called it valve gear) was the problem. Had to sent to the dealer due to programming issues for this perticular transmission.Car runs great. Thanks again.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L immobilizer VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
Well as I expected there is no "magic bullet" on a mitsubishi theft system-you must have a factory scanner to work on it-no way to bypass it either-owner is taking it to the big city for the dealer to fix-Thanks for the replies-Deke
1994 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN3MS37AXR
thanks for all the replies .it actually ended up being an open wire in the knock sensor harness . i repaired the wire .the problem went away. Trouble codes: 34 (egr lift sensor), 35 (knock sensor).
2001 Other GM STEP VAN 6.5L No Start VIN: 5B4KP42Y61
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52L6R
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No start VIN: 1G2NE52F94
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Filter Gasket VIN: 1G8ZH52861
Three destroyed trans filters and a few hours of free warranty labor later and this one is fixed. Put on a new valve body and all was good. Well the next time I'll know what to do right away. Thanks for all the responses.
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Oil Sytem VIN: JTEEP21A66
Thanks to all that replied. I knew about the factory warranty possibility long before i started this job however i talked to Toyota and they said the customer must supply them with service records and show they have the oil changed every 5k or less or there wa...
1966 Volkswagen DUNE BUGGY 1.9L Shift Linkage
I can't believe the flood of response I got for this little wagon. I really appreciate all the responses, and send a hearty thanks to everyone who took the time to post. The fog is starting to clear a little and I do somewhat remember jacking the shift rails a...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE2902Y
OK so after the coil the misfire was still there and assumed that the timing chain guides had given way. I brought in a local guy Tim from Tomas motor sports in Berkeley and he confirmed my suspicions. I thought best since I had never done this job to sublet t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl1), P0303 (misfire cyl3), P0305 (misfire cyl5).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Compressor VIN: 3VWDF71K26
advised customer that a/c compressor was bad.cust declined repairs.no fix at this time..thanks for all replies and help
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Output Temp VIN: YV1LS5549T
I ended up discharging system and pulling vaccuum for two hours. Recharged and all is well. I had never seen moisture cause this kind of issue. Thanks to all who tried to help.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start
Thanks for the replies. Checked everything and still believed the ECU was bad. Customer took it to the dealer and they replaced the fuel pump and that fixed it??? Customer said they charged him over $1000 to replace the pump. So who knows what they really did....
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