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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Compressor VIN: TRUWR28N11
I've got this TT that came in for a no cooling complaint. Compressor wouldn't engage, pulled & cleared code 00792- A/C press sensor problem. Checked sensor (G65) output & got a clean square wave. Compressor now engages, cond fan stays off, Hi side 210psi/ Lo s...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L Windshield VIN: WA1BY74LX7
When you sit in this car it feels like you put on a weak set of eye was not like that when i took it to them.has anyone ever seen audi glass de-laminate. Its like looking thru collision wrap. Thanks in advance
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9328U
I need help with this one The car has come in severla times since last October with a P0420 I put 4 cats in and the last time in I put in a themostat it was not getting up to operating temp. It does need plugs. The cats keep rattling I put in afer market cats.... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat efficency)
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Communication line, radio, VIN: 1G4HP54KXY
Hello gentlemen, Need some help please. have this 2000 Lesabre. The problem is I lose comm with the scanner when the car is running. If I check for comm with the scanner koeo i have comm. The one thing I discovered was that if I unplug the alt. while the car ...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L abs control VIN: 3G5DB03E72
I have a 2002 buick rendezvous that is trying to make me crazy. While coming to a stop, under 3-5 mph the abs activates. I f there was ice on the road this would not be unexpected but the roads are bone dry. When the car first got to me I started with a comput...
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB55K02
Hello everyone I have a really wierd issue with this one. The vehicle came into the shop for a stalling issue. After hours of driving finally got vehicle to stall. Lost rpm signal pretty straight forward, so I replaced the crank sensor. Was good for 2 weeks an...
1995 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1BL52P4S
helloe all.have this vehicle that came in under the consumer assistance program because of an emissions failure.attempted to run a smog inspection.vehicle would not test due to sample dilution.ran in manual mode to verify emissions.found oxygen content at crui...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
98 Blazer, Code P0753 1-2 shift solenoid circuit problem. Replaced both solenoids and internal trans harness. 1-2 shift valve did not appear to be stuck. Trans shifts normally, all gears and lockup. Put trans in 1st gear, manually shift to second, light comes ...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Blower motor VIN: 3GNFK16R6X
This Suburban is being a pain! Here is the customers complaint in his own words "The system works after sitting overnight. The airflow gradually closes off and closes completely after about 1/2 hr of driving. The airflow shuts off even if the fan is not turne...
1999 Chevrolet Astro LT 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W3X
Customer bought van new. Is very well taken care of. They have never done any maintenance or tune-up on it. Complaint of MIL and misfire, very intermittently. I did full tune-up, see history. Two weeks later, has MIL and misfire code P0304 again, with intermit... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35R82
This has an intermitant no start problem, when it won't start you can hear the ignition coil firing constantly with the key in the run position without cranking, like I noted we tried a different coil, a different ignition module a used pcm and even tried repl...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L brake lights VIN: 2GCEC13T95
Brake lights not working. Center high mounted brake light working normaly. Blinkers and hazards working. All fues good. When brake pedal is depressed the 15 amp fuse in the instument panel has 12v. It sends voltage to the under hood fuse box but nothing comes ...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WU58106
This is a good one.Weve had this car here more than once.The first time it was towed in,customer said she was driving down the road and all her gauges were going crazy and it shut off.when we got it the battery was dead.We charged the battery and the vehicle s... Trouble codes: P1629
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L overdrive VIN: 3B7KF2303S
Any ideas why overdrive clutches are whipping out? It feels like a drag when overdrive comes on. The book gives .030 to .080 thousandths clearance and I am at .050. The pressure is good in overdrive and it air checked at 25 PSI. All the other clutches were goo...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3ES27C7T
Complaint: Check Engine Light On and kills after warmed up and won't restart. I fixed the two Check engine Light Problems: one was for Coolant Temp Sensor- wires were shorting together at connector due to insulation failure. The other was Torque problem- wires...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Engine VIN: 1B7HU18Z32
Does anyone have any knowledge as to why a motor with48,000 miles would be using a quart of oil every 250 miles? I have thouroghly inspected the engine and found no external leaks. I have changed the oil on this customers truck(every 3000 to 3400 miles) since ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L hard warm start VIN: 3D3U28C13G
Hi fellow techs. Thought i had an easy one here but not so. Im not a cummins expert so deal with me. Truck starts ok cold. has extended crank time when hot, sometimes will not start until cooled. Pre pump ran around 6 psi running and bleeds off fast when shut ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Timing chain VIN: 1D7HA16N44
Hi, I've never done anything with these 4.7L engines other than service so I'm asking for some help. Customer just bought this high mileage truck, but it does have a Jasper reman engine. The engine runs perfect in every way. No misfires, ticks & excellent oil ...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7LS38C75
About 2 months ago, we put an evaporator in. The truck ran fine for a week. The truck died on him. WE towed it back tothe shop. There had been an issue with the ignition switch. I replaced the ignition swith, and the two main power wires had gotten hot, so I i...
2005 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L lighting VIN: 1D4GP25R35
Intermittent headlights flicker or pulse very rapidly, interior lights and VFD's flicker, cluster gauges bounce to zero, radio sometimes turns off.Have duplicated. Monitored Mux voltages with DRB in shop without issue happening and they were good.No engine per...
2006 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA43G36
Customer brought to our shop for an intermittent rough running. I've had it for 5 days and it only happened once when from a cold start, when i tried to accelerate hard, it did not have any response. Then it ran good again. After that, it's been fine. The only... Trouble codes: U0100 (Loss of communication to pcm/tcm)
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP31357
This one has got me frustrated. This customer came in complaining of a lack of power and poor Idle quality. I ended up finding a bad PCV valve and hose/line, a bad MAF, and i did plugs and wires per request by customer too. It has some power now but at operati... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 heater circuit)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L P/S Pump VIN: 1FTNW21F61
Thanks to all who reply,vehicle has no p/s assist on pavement or when brakes are applied.replaced the hydraboost unit with part from napa but still the same.steering also gets stiff turning to the left at end of travel.truck is also lifted.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L A/c VIN: 1FBSS31L11
Hi guys we have this problem with this e-350 we been trying to fix a problem related to the rear a/c unit everything seems normal. Good cold a/c to the front vents and good blower pressure to rear vents but for some reason,no cold tenp to rear vents,check the ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Owner drove this diesel about 3 hours, turned it off, no problems evident during entire drive. Next morning it cranks but won't start. No codes in KOEO or memory, passes injector buzz test. Fuel pressure is a little high, spec. says 60 psi, has 80 psi KOEO and...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U53
Hello, this vehicle intermittently will crank and not start - when this happens there is no injector pulse. There are no codes, and the 12 volt supply is present while cranking, the pcm is not switching the injectors. There is rpm reading and there is spark wh...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P83
Hello eveyone. We have a powerstroke giving us fits! It will intermittently have a "dead" accelerator pedal while accelerating. Vehicle will not stall, just go back to idle. If you coast for a bit, it will regain its throttle and run normal again. While this o... Trouble codes: P2614 (CMP output / open), P2617, P0278 (Cylinder 6 contribution)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14515
Truck runs good untilit gets hot. Thenhas a slight intermitent misfire on cylinders 5, 6, # 8. Mainly #5. Swapped #5 &#1 coils. no change Swapped # 5 & #1 injectors . no change. Checked Coil driver circuit from pcm to coils and found no short circuits or high ... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil 4 citcuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 citcuit), P2006
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L speedometer VIN: 2FAFP71W96
Unit is a come back, Original mechanic is out sick. and there is not much information. I can provide as to the previous repair. Other than operators are having a difficult time reading Odometer. as far as I Can tell dash lights do not seem to be affected.
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L horn VIN: 1ZVFT85H57
I have a 07 ford mustang with a 4.6 that intermittently when you shut the car off it will remain running and the horn will start to honk steady every thing stays powered up and you can have the keys out and then the pats light will start to blink i believe the...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GDHG31F1W
Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle wouldnt start came in from an other shop and they replaced the parts listed below, has no codes, fuel is good all the way to the injection pump, but is not getting it to the injectors. I scoped crank sensor, high a...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L trailing arm bushing VIN: 2HGED6350M
I realize these rear trailing arm bushings frequently fail and that Honda has issued a TSB and replacement bushings that require the removal of the arm from the car. I also know that Schley has produced a nifty tool, [...], that allows you to press out the ...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCD7256R
This car will push out the coolant to the over flow jug but will not pull the coolant back into the radiator jug will actually over flow car does however run perfect any pointers would be greatly appreciated thankyou
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Control Head VIN: 1HGEJ22XSL
This car came in -no a/c -pressures ok- compressor not recieving ground. Checked and found bad a/c switch in control head and bad temp sensor by evap core. Called dealer for parts, said a/c switch not serviced seperate- ordered control head. Control head came ...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGEJ8142Y
vehicle came in with hard start and bog. checked fuel pressure and have 32lbs with engine running. when i snap the throttle the engine boggs like a bad accelerator pump on the old carburators and the fuel pressure goes up to around 41 lbs.when we accel slowly ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C92
I have a Jag that the odometer has quit, all other functions are working. Since the closest dealer is 3 hours away, The customer said why dont you get a used speedo cluster, so I ordered the cluster in. This is when the problems start, the used unit will light...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALTW16433
Hello everyone, and thanks for taking time to reply. I have this vehicle in my shop with the above code. Now the problem is not that I can't diagnose or am incapable of doing repairs. The problem is our shop has a verus scanner and it does not communicate with... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8BF28G3X
Hello everyone, I have this Lexus and the problem is that the cooling fans are always on when when the key is in the on position and when the engine is running, on cold start ups and when hot. (fans on KOEO & KOER, always). I tested both temperature switches ...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
Is there a way to pump the sys. up with out a Ford scanner,I know the air bags solinoids can still be bad.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Surge, Low power VIN: WDBEA30DXJ
Dear euro techs, this mercedes starts ok but surges and has very low power under acceleration only while cold.recently had a new iac valve replaced at another vacuum leaks found. Fuel mixture was checked and reset recently with no results.please point ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Shut off VIN: WDBJAF20F0
This diesel came in for a mil set with code p1622, electrohydraulic shut off actuator. Customer stated sometimes prolonged shut off time. System sets code if time of 2 seconds is exceeded to shut dowm. We had power as valve worked. We replaced actuator and mul... Trouble codes: 1622 (Electrohydraulic shut off actuator)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Current Draw VIN: WDB2100702
Hallo Mercedes guru's.I hope someone can help me out. This car has a .3amp current draw.We have so far been unable to find the offending user. We pulled fuses etc. Do these cars have any particular electrical problems I should be aware off? Thanks in advance, ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Vehcile has no signal lights on both sides, but the four way flasher is working (bulbs and circuit are fine). Checked signal light switch and it functions good, voltage is going to it and voltage through resistor is going out. Checked on Mitchell on Demand and...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBKK47F6X
Hi all European Techs. Car towed in 04/2010, won't start, found intake cam was broken,I replaced cylinder head with cams,and then 07/2010 tow again in won't start, found broken intake cam again ! This time I replace head with cams &also with tensioner, is it t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L wheel shake VIN: WDBRF61J92
Customer complaint: Wheel sahake on braking and turning corners. Found rotors warped .006, replaced rotors and pads, balance front wheels. Test drove hard braking, nice and smooth with no pulse or shake in steering wheel. At speed, 50 mph, very light brake ped...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM5OU9W
Vehicle towed in for a no start condition, found to have an intermittent no start. When the engine doesnt start the Power windows do not operate. There are no condes in memory Vehicle has spark and fuel injection pulse, but no fuel pressure and pump does not...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, buck VIN: 2MEFM74W9X
car started acting up three years ago. Would randomly buck under a steady load. If you accelerated or decelerated would smooth out. Did not act up every time car was driven. Did not set any codes. Made no difference in drive or overdrive. Didn't matter wet, dr... Trouble codes: P0307 (cylinder 7 misfire)
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AK24F56
Customer STATES car died while driving and would not restart. At the same time driver's side window would not go up, I can hear the motor when commanded down-don't know if this is related to the problem. Found no spark and no injector pulse. Also found codes f... Trouble codes: P0335
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L TCC command VIN: 1GHDX03E2Y
Transmission was rebuilt. When replacing trans, TCC commands ON at all times. Unplug trans connector, and PCM continues to command on. TCC apply valve SONNAX fix was put in during rebuild, and all valves were upgrades with Sure Cure Kit. Code comes back immed...
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2WP14X3P
Please help me here!! I have this car that has been to 2 other shops already, and now it is in my lap. The customer has NO MONEY, and wants the car to be perfect. He bought the car about a month ago, it ran great, he drove it for a couple weeks, then one day w... Trouble codes: 42 (EST Circuit)
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L won't hardly move VIN: 5GZCZ33D13
Also has EBCM codes COO50, CO161, U2105 Lost Comm W/ECM. Also has BCM Codes U2106 Lost Comm w/TCM, and U2108 lost comm w/ABS/TCS system. All these codes and those listed below will come right back, after clearing. No visible component or wiring damage under ho... Trouble codes: P0502, P0701, U2106 (Lost Comm W/Trans), U2107 (Lost Comm W/BCM), U2105 (Lost Comm W/ECM TCM Code), U2107 (Lost Comm W/BCM)
1987 Subaru loyale 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: JF2AN5786L
This is a 4 speed auto trans. It has a control button to lock it into low gear. It has a hard 1-2 shift. Everything else is normal. On the 3 speed auto trans there is a brake band adjustment to correct this problem. Is there a like adjustment on this 4-speed? ...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT1HF21A12
Mainly when hot, there is a high idle, we get the code, seems to be a bit of change at idle when scanner activated vvt solenoids but acts like valve timing is advanced at idle , rev engine, idles well after releasing for a few seconds. Trouble codes: P1354
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: BVWB81144W
Hey vw guys out there I have this 98 jetta that has a po411 code air injection sys incorrect flow the problem is that this car doesn't have a air pump system there is no wire off the harness that would let me believe that a pump was there before or a check val... Trouble codes: P0411
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Left rear tire pressure data not reading VIN: WVGBC77L04
This Touareg came in with a TPMS warning light on and exclamation point/warning triangle icons at each wheel in the dash display. The initial inspection of the vehicle revealed the following: -Left rear antenna adjustment bulletin HAD been performed -Control...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C66
Have a passat here with a inter. missfire mainly under load and warm keeps returning missfire for #4 cylinder car runs great all other times and it has to be good and warm before it starts and it is very intermitant tried switching the new coil to #2 cylinder ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300 (randon missfire)
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L ac compressor VIN: YV1LW5714S
The ac compressor clutch is not engageing when activated from the dash. I can activate it by supplying battery power to the clutch wire and it will stay engaged when I release the battery power and the system operates properly. The AC and REC lights on the das...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, long cranking VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
Hi volvo techs out there. This V70 xc has an intermittent long crancking condition before it starts. Checked the fuel pressure and noticed that it drops to zero inmediately after shutting off the engine. There is supposed to have a fuel pressure regulator on t... Trouble codes: P0013, P0014, P0118

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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L front power windows VIN: 1G4HP54K5Y
yay! this beast is back on the road. this vehicle has a long history of wiring problems apparently. the driver side fix was the broken ground wire in the bellows boot in between the body and door. the passenger side was a little different, i tested it the same...
1990 Cadillac Allante 4.5L code 63 VIN: 1G6VS3383L
well, due to the lack of information available on this car any my inexperience with this type of system, i was not able to fix it. i havent even heard of a cadillac allante until this car showed up. cool car though. and i wasn't going to just put a 1200 dollar...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19K9R
Thank you for all of your replies. Decided that since the problem was cured intially and then came back we would replace the distributor again under warranty. This corrected the condition. Thank you for your time. God Bless.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L r/f abs circuit VIN: 1GCHK23255
thank you to all for the help.special thanks to chuck [...] for the first of many telling me to scrape the rust off the hub housing.results were immediate! thanks again jim
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Blower Motor VIN: 2GCEC19T85
After checking that other modes of the HVAC were working, I removed and replaced the blower motor resistor(module). This resolved the problem. IT WAS THE FIX! The resistor(module)is located above the passenger's feet and is attached by two screws into the bott...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire, buck's VIN: 3C3EL55H3W
Well guy's thank's for all the help.Couldn't get customer to spring for OEM distributor so we went Pep Boy's route and it seem's to have fixed their problem.Veh. gone for 2 day's and no complaint's. Once again thank's,Russ
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, No power under load VIN: 1C3EL56T34
Thanks for all the replies. most said to check that the sensors were wired correctly or that a downstream sensor had not been installed in the upstream position. Also to check power and ground circuits to the sensors. We did all that and did not find anything....
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation VIN: WDBPD54314
Well after scoping and checking all sensors it all came down to egr valve. I found broken pieces in the valve that must have been important or else i would have run fine. I thank all that replied and for all the help. The two problems I still have are that the...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L blower VIN: 1D4GP45R65
thanks to all replies,most were on calibrating doors.what turned out to be trouble was instrument door lever[has gear teeth on one end,meshes with door shaft] had jumped a couple teeth,probably something fell down ducting,jamed door.i carefully pried back in t...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 6.7L evaporator VIN: 3D7KS28A48
well i guess i can call this one fixed. turns out the evaporator core has a very thick layer or mold on it. its mostly on the bottom half and on the blower side. i suspect the areas with the mold on it are not letting the air pass through the evaporator ver...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L suspension VIN: 1FALP4446V
Thanks to all for your input! From the replies that I received we quoted a transmission fluid and filter exchange and add some Wynn's shudder addative. However, the customer declined the repairs. (No, I couldn't believe it eather)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L tiing chain tensioners VIN: 1FTDX1HWXV
None of the replies helped, we had already covered everything suggested to check. We pulled the oil pan and found the connecting rod on cylinder #1 bent, probably from a hydrolic lock. Th bent rod was causing the piston to contact the crankshaft counter weight...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Temperature VIN: 1FAFP36321
thanks to all that replied, i did pull the radiator sent to a local rad shop it was approx 10% clogged 3 tubes, had repairs made, found small amount of debris cought between radiator and condenser, installed and used air lift to fill and bleed system. ran car...
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTPW14V17
I would like to thank all who replied. Well this is fixed. We used up all our resources, so off to the dealer it went. They could not fix it right away so they called Ford directly. Ford sent an engineer to the dealer. They found a bad anti-slosh module, ...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW31R78
Cust. said OK to renew DPF,EGR and reset PCM. Takes special multipiece puller to extract EGR {$600}. EGR siezed in bore, took a lot of pressure on puller to remove and broke bottom seat half of of EGR valve. Had to polish bore with an emerycloth flapper wheel ... Trouble codes: P0404, P1335, P2452, P2463, P246C.
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L hvac VIN: 1GKGK26F7T
Thanx for the replies. I was thinking in the same direction as Michael and Mitchell, but what fixed this one was replacing the rear ex-valve. The valve was allowing to much refrigerant through. The thermal bulb seemed to be clamped o.k., so I replaced the valv...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1HGCG1654W
Found blower operation only on high speed. Replaced blower resistor ( power Transistor ). System works !! Thanks for all the tech help, espeecially Jeff [...] - you hit the nail on the head. FYI - I also found a TSB regarding compressor issues, must have blo...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D92
well it is fixed! i failed to mention that i did replace the crank sensor with one from napa that was my first mistake, after reading all the replies and doing more testing idecided to purchase a oem crank sensor. installed it and its alive. i am begining to b... Trouble codes: P0335.
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cooling Fan VIN: 1J4GL48K34
Thanks for thge replies. Kim & Tonys reply taht low speed on motor was not working. I missed it when powering up manualy . After fan was replaced had to bleed system again and all worked great. Came on at 205 deg. no more overflow problems. Maybe some help , ...
2001 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride control
Thank you all very much excerlent responce and now i can say i learned alot from the toyota AHC suspension system . It was as you all suggested the Balls as you saidLOL. removed all four and only one has had made it the others had died a horrible death. The...
2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L wipers VIN: JTHBN36F55
Hi, folks. this car took a little time to get to the bottom of. The customer took the car before I could check any of your suggestions. He later brought in another of his cars and I had a chance to check the windshield. You were right. I saw no Lexus logo on i...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W33
thanks again for the help.russel from florida gave a good "heads up"about the wiring at the rear of the lt cyl head,which was ok. the problem was in the trunk(circuit goes through car,through trunk,to evap vent solenoid).the factory cd changer had loosened up,... Trouble codes: P0443, P0446, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161.
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441201
Okay, so we found on the hot soak hard start issue, that the MAP sensor was bad, when hot the secondary winding resistance was way out of spec. Ordered a reman unit from German Star and installed it a couple of days ago, let car sit in the sun last couple day...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBGA51GXW
This pig is fixed,No one could tell me if this job was do-able without O.E. or aftermarket specialty tools as all responders had these tools for this repair. I was told it was a valve bender but I went through the valve clearance on all valves and they were wi...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE1432N
This car won't just go away but you guys were right about the coil tower. That problem is fixed, now on the test drive a power steering hose busted... I'm sooo glad it's Friday? Thanks to all of you for your help. Ray
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L cim/scl/ism VIN: YS3FB49S04
After pin testing my way through every connection I could think of that might have relevance and doing parts swaps I finally broke down and ordered up another Cim from the dealer. everything went perfect and the car was up and running in 10 minutes. so, bad ...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Won't set readiness VIN: JS3TD03V2V
Well I did everything everyone told me to and the EGR monitor still would not set, but I got 6 of 8 monitors to set so it went through emissions fine. Thank you to everyone for their input it was very helpful. Doug
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L cel on po770 VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
Thank you to all that replied to my post. well i could not beleive that 2 transmissions could cause the same po770 code, but I was wrong we replaced the "used" trans with a rebilt and it was fixed. just shows us if you get po770 and you narrow it down to trans...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K2X
I removed the exhaust to inspect both catalytic converters for any obvious damage; the front cat was ok, the rear cat had seperated internally from the housing and was stuck in the housing sideways. This expains the excessive backpressure and hissing noise I w... Trouble codes: P171, P1133 (Manufacterer controlled air fuel ratio).
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L deceleration noise VIN: 9BWDE61J92
thanks to all for the help.thanks james from virginia,it's the simplest things sometimes. unbelievable, an air cleaner box. thanks again
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Starting VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
Did try all response questions and still have no communication from all nodes,totally dead. Disable alarm which was totally stupid to install on this car. Customer decline to investigate any more and decided to donate car. Thank you to Peter,David,Richard a...
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