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1974 American Motors JEEP 232CID Mechanical VIN: UNKNOWNVIN
got this trans in for a bench job does anyone know where i can locate a tech manual on this bw-t35 trans??? all of my local resourses have come up empty spent about an hour online looking without any results any help would be grately appreciated larry
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L evaporator VIN: WBAEV33422
looking for some help. This 325i has a verified leak at the evaporator and before we jump feet first into this I am looking for some advise on accessing it. Alldata is not much help and wondered if someone had a good road map to the inside of the dash. Any goo...
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6KY5296P
surges at idle , even with isc disconnected. found vacuum leak at intake top cover, replaced map while i was there. customer replaced tps and isc before bringing to me. had numrous could at first but only p023 returns.tested grounds and power to sensors . all ... Trouble codes: P0023
1990 Chevrolet P30 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKP37N6L
this 33foot motor home came in and will stall in about 15- 20 miles seems to be blowing #7 fuse ecm. only has a 10amp fuse, but installed 20amp still the same thing, put a 15 amp breaker in and doesnt stall but sputters when warm,almost like is going to stall ... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module)
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G1JF12T5X
Have replaced all ignition components, timing chain, crank shaft sensor, have rechecked timing, and to no avail all 4 cylinders are missing. No vacume leaks found, fuel pressure at 42 psi, compression at 200-220 all cylinders. Injectors ohm good. Vehicle runs ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Extended crank time VIN: 2GCEK19T3Y
No codes. Mode 6 shows inefficient catalyst bank 1 and 2. New crank sensor was installed and performed crank relearn procedure. Data does show no rpm response while cranking when problem occurs. Problem is intermittent. Weather and temperature seem to have no ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Front Axle Actuator and ABS Module VIN: 1GTEK291X3
This customer started his truck on Sunday and said the cluster lit up like a christmas tree. I narrow it down to the amber abs, red brake light, and "service 4wd" indicator in the cluster. After doing some testing, I realize that the ABS module and front axle ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L cylinder head VIN: 3C8FY4BB81
Engine overheated due to radiator damage,causing head gasket to leak. Removed cylinder head and found head warped .010". Specs allow for .004".Unable to find a head gasket shim.How musch is allowed to machine cylinder head before piston clearance becomes probl...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L no upshift VIN: 1B4HR28Z2Y
I recently purchased this vehicle for myself and it had some wiring issues. I repaired all the wiring issue and vehicle runs like a champ but, the transmission will not up shift and the governor pressure reading is 28psi with koeo or idle in park. Also the pre...
1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L Exhaust noisy VIN: 1FDKE30G7T
Please help this 15-20 passenger mid bus has exhaust leak on rh side y pipe at flange where it goes to the manifold. The y pipe has been replaced several times once with stainless from ford but same problem in 8 months or less it distorts/burns out from extrem...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau HD 7.5L Gauge VIN: 1FBJS31G8T
Hello,need help have exhausted what I think to be all local resources.Called local fomoco foreman,to no avail.Hot,humid days and 100 degrees + will run @ A in normAl,modis ect reads @ 216 degrees-Raytec agrees except @ upper inlet (tank 230 degrees).Cannot fin...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Oil sludge ? VIN: FORD200042
Customer come to the shop with a 2000 Ford f-150 4.2 that he purchased 6 months ago the truck is in great shape well maintained. The initial complaint was valve lifters making noise when its cold. I first checked the oil level and noticed no oil on the dip sti...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Brakes VIN: 1FAFP44442
This vehicle has been with us for 3 days and we seem to replace parts and helps a little but the vehicle still tends to pull to the right when brakes are applied.
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L right rear brake VIN: 1FTYR10UX2
this truck will lock up the right rear wheel at the slightest touch of the brake pedal, it did it before we did any service. after the initial brake service it was ok for about a month than started locking up again, cant find any reason for this the customer g...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Pinion VIN: 1FTRF17243
I have a problem with gear oil leaking out of the pinion nut.I tried putting rtv over the nut twice now and it slows the leak but thats all.I called identifix and the tech said that the pinion shaft is hollow and needs to be replced. I would like to know what ...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U4P
This truck came in with a misfire code p0304 and p0316. Did the normal checks and found that cylinder #4 had repeated, but intermittant, misfire. Swapped plug wires and plugs from cylinder 4 to other cylinders to isolate fault in these components. Swapped wire... Trouble codes: P0304, P0316
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73K54
Customer came to us with codes P0302 and P0306, cylinder 2 and 6 misfires. Wires looked to be arching out. Replaced plugs and wires, no difference Replaced coil, no difference Vehicle seems to run ok up until the 3rd of fourth gear shift area then most pow... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Races VIN: 1FAFP53224
Help! We have a college girls car here that the engine races on occasionally. She states even with the cruise off that it will sometimes accelerate on its own and even the brakes wont stop it completely. I checked for the usual vacuum leaks and replaced the IA...
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDK06125
Could use some help. Hope someone has seen this problem. Have checked for TSB's and on IATN. Thought I had this one fixed but it has returned. After CKP sensor replacement code would not reset and scope pattern looked good. Returned to customer, but after 2 we... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP position and or CMP position input signal to PCM concerns)
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTSS34L87
hello fans, this van has manual climate controls w/aux. unit what is going on is the pcm will quit grounding the clutch relay & is so intermitent that is very hard to pinpoint,i have good pressure when working, low @ 35 psi & high close to 200 psi. & ambient t...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTEC14M1T
the truck came to me running severely rough and the oil was mixed with coolant (was a couple inches over full on dipstick.passed compression test. replaced head gaskets and intake gaskets.properly adjusted lifter preload.followed proceedure for distributor ins... Trouble codes: P1345
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SLT 5.7L Differential VIN: 2GTEK19R9T
this truck omly does this in 4 wheel hi,(4 lo and 2 hi are unaffected) when the wheels are turned to hard left or hard right it feels like the brakes are applied as soon as you straighten the wheels it releases. has anybody seen this before? any help on this w...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L abs VIN: 1GTEL14W61
Hi every one. I would like some in put before I get into this one. The abs light is on alaways and the abs pump motor will not shut off unless you take out the fuse or unplug the wires on the abs punp it self. My tech 2 gives a code of c265 of ebcm motor relay...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Head gasket VIN: 1HGEG8668S
Coolant leaking into combustion chamber. TSB #97-047 says to use updated gasket and head bolts with 4 step torque procedure instead of original 2 step. However, the updated head bolts part #90005-PM3-004 are no longer available and have been superceded to the ...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ8640Y
Rechecked the wire to the knock sensor still tests okay. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor fault)
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L MIL Lamp on, No throttle activati VIN: 2HJYK16577
Hey everybody-thanks in advance for any help given. I've got a 2007 Ridgeline that will idle but will not activate the throttle-had set p2101 (throttle actuator system malfunction) and p2176 (idle not learned).CEL,VTM-4,VSA warning lights all on.Checked fuses,... Trouble codes: P2176 (Idle speed not learned), P2101 (Throttle actuator malfunction)
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Auto Headlights/Door Locks VIN: JNKCV54E24
Let me thankyou in advance for any help. Vehicle came in with complaint of headlights wont shut off in auto mode (they stay on), until battery dies and doors lock automaticly with key in ignition not pushing any buttons and ignition off. Using modius i can com...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E75
Hi folks. This car came in with a check eng light on and the customer said it was in "limp in" mode. I took it for a drive and it seemed to run and shift fine I scanned it and got these codes. I did not find much info. I checked the connection on the trans, th... Trouble codes: P1731 (Engine braking in first gear), P1774 (LC/B solenoid function)
2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L windows
car came in on hook as a no start replaced fuel pump and filter had to remove battery from . now the windows dont operate properly when opening and shutting the doors is there somthing I have to reset
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S12
Have this jeep with a p0353 code. No injector pulse out of 3 and 4 injector and no ground signal from pcm on pin 1 connect c1. (coil river #3). Other 2 coil drivers have ground signal. Truck came from another shop. Other shop spen alot of time chasing this pro... Trouble codes: P0353 (3 coil primary circut)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on, sets P0108 VIN: 1J4GX48J44
We found and fixed the problem - Not a help request but posting this one to save fellow techs the hours of work we went thru before finding the problem. Vehicle came in for stalling when let off the gas coming to stops and MIL light on. Customer had installe... Trouble codes: P0108 (Map sensor voltage too high), P0132 (B1S1 O2 sensor voltage high), P1195 (B1S1 O2 slow switching)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Underdrive Hydraulic Pressure Test VIN: 1J8GW58N84
Came in with P0875 code and no complaints. Can't find any history of this code on IATN or Identifix. Seems to be an intermittent problem. Fluid is clean and full. Any help with this appreciated.
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Hesitation, no acceleration VIN: KNDJD73333
total loss of power in about two monthes. was towed in as a no start. found that the sparck plugs were fluded with fuel and varry worn. after a full tuneup it will idle ok but has no power.freerevs varry slowley. checked, converters, tps, maf, cts, fuel pressu...
2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNUDP13115
I have this code P0320. The vehicle has no driveabliity concerns. Everything is normal except for the check engine light is illuminated and the tachometer does not work. The customer believes that that both problems started at the same time, but is not 100% su... Trouble codes: P0320 (ENG speed Input MAL)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transision VIN: SALME11423
ok This rover comes in on the rollback with air system down, I start it up drive into shop & connect the autologic up to run the air system & found the front air bag was leaking. order new right front air bag then go to start car & nothing. check for codes in ...
2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA222XY
I have a 2000 mazda millenia s in the shop that is driveing me nuts. It came in for check engine lite on. Checked it out and found codes po305,p1526,p1540 in it. Have put timing belt,plug,upper intake gaskets on it. On start up after repairs ran fine. After ru... Trouble codes: P0305
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N84
Code p2259 secondary air injection control B circuit low, performed pin point test at ecm and found voltage at wire coming from solenoid, so that tells me that circuit seems to be in good,check ohms from ecm to solenoid had 3 ohms, computer doesnt seem to be g... Trouble codes: P2259 (Air soleniod valve control circuit low)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L won't run VIN: WDBHA23E0V
vehicle came in with dead battery it had stall on the freeway, recharge battery, vehicle started tested for charging no charging voltage from alternator, install new alternator now the vehicle starts runs for a couple of seconds and stalls, it won't stay runni...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDBPJ75J2Y
Car came in not starting. There would be no gear display in the intrument cluster. Common problem with this is the ESM or shifter going bad inside. Replaced shifter module and problem is still current. No gear display in the cluster. Also with diagnostic tool ...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ecm VIN: JN1CA21D7V
This is a huge headache I just did some maintenance and delt with a few oil leaks and it all went very smoothly. And when I was finished the car was a crank with no start. It had p1335 for the ckp which I am trying to figure out now. I found a tsb about the su...
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BB51D81
I am working on this 2001 nissan sentra. I have a M.I.L. on and cannot get power to the DLC. i found posts on this site said to check wires under battery tray, and behind air filter. Found no breaks and no corrosion on them. looks like the harness has been r...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8AZ08T93
customer said vehicle shook and cut off, found initial codes in trans computer,could not duplicate problem,found tsb 04061 states to reprogram tcm. question is what does this do, service manual says speed imfo comes from anti lock computer and rpm comes from c... Trouble codes: 725 (rpm sensor), 1722 (vss)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L engine VIN: 3N1CB51DX4
have nissan came from other shop after head removal and installation lacks power and dies after dies acts like no compression other shop said cam advance unit was not properly removed need to know if there is a proceduer for resetting advance unit after looses...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L System Overheating VIN: 1G3GR62C8W
This car can indle all day long and not overheat it only overheats while driving on highway after 25 miles
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Stall VIN: 2P4FP2538V
The customer brought the van in because it was stalling. She stated that "Chain" Parts store and Auto repair had told her she had low compression in two cylinders and that was causing her problems and the vehicle was not worth fixing. The van started fine and ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L door locks VIN: WPOAA299OX
Good morning fellow porsche heads we got one here thats starting to kick us in the rear, car came in with the central locking ystem not working properly, the key does fob deos not work so took apart found no battery or chip in its hollow, now customer states i...
1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L rack VIN: SCAZN02A0J
This car has a leaking steering rack (leaks from the shaft into the boots)-it is center take off style. The only place in canada to find a replacement rack was the rolls dealer-we purchased the rack which when we went to install it was a different design-mount...
1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L power locks, seats VIN: SCAZNO2A8J
Good customer has a 88 rolls royce with some electrical problems . He dosent drive it much and the last time he did was on sunday and when he got in to start it the door locks were going up and down on there own and clicking very fast.He pulled the relay out t...
2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW82R9Y
Car came in with stalling problem and above codes were detected with scan tool. Upstream o2 sensors stay at 900mv at all times, even if i create a vacuum leak. Downstream sensors voltage normal but wont go into closed loop. Now wondering if the computer may be... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0101, P0136, P0156
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Heated Seat VIN: 5GZCZ63404
Above mentioned vehicle arrived at our shop with the customer complaining of the drivers seat heater not getting hot. Confirmed complaint, no heat within drivers seat. After testing the the usual suspects, (switches, ground, power, etc,) and conferring with th...
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L long crank VIN: 5GZCZ23D64
please help i have this saturn vue it seems that after it sits for anwhere from like 20 mins after a test drive it will have a starting problem not always though when you go to start it will spin over normal and then it willsound like it tries to fire out of t...
2007 Saturn Aura XR 3.6L No Start VIN: 1G8ZV57717
This car came in as a no start. The customer stated that it ran rough for a few days but would start. It sat in his yard overnight and now will not start. He had tried starting it until it killed the battery and i had to replace it so i have no codes to go on ...
2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28B63
This vehicle came in with an intermittent ABS, VSC and Trac Off lights on (NO Brake light on.) The lights would come on while driving but after the key is shut off and turned back on they do not stay lit. The vehicle stops and steers fine with no mechanical pr...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Clutch hydraulics VIN: WVWSR61J34
We have an 2004 Jetta that would shift okay and the clutch wasnít slipping but the clutch pedal was only a couple inches from the floor. With 175K on the original clutch Iím sure it needs to be replaced however I wanted to bleed the system first to see a firme...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Int No Drive VIN: YV1MS38275
We have this s40 that the customer states will not go into drive at times it will go to nuetral, if he shuts off the vehicle and restarts all is fine. He came to pickup vehicle 2 days ago and it happened in my parking lot he came in to get me and without even ...

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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B23
Didn't get much of a consensus in the replies. Basically the idea is to get everything perfect..o2's, carbon, oil consumption, oil intervals. It's about as perfect as it can get. Think it might just be a marginal product from the factory. Thanks for the re...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Wipers VIN: 4USBT53403
Thanks to all that took the time to help. It turned out to be the wiper motor. I hooked up my lab scope to the park signal wire coming from the wiper motor to the GM and was able to see an inconsistent pattern at times, no "park" signal. Replaced the motor and...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5219S
After checking relays and solenoids and found none where out of specs. I installed new ecm all problems cure speedo works Idle back to normal. So for now the Buick is running great. thanks for all the responses. just about everyone seem to no exactly what was ... Trouble codes: 1640 (1650 -), 1650 (1670 -), 1670.
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM56T85
Thanks to all who offered help. There were three issues with this car. #1 the fuel tank pressure sensor was bad. #2 pin 25 at the pcm or the plug itself is bad. It is not bent or broken but the pcm cannot ground this circiut on pin 25 for one of two reasons ... Trouble codes: P0450, P0453.
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1FP87FXF
Well first of all i want to thank everyone who took the time to read my problem a lot of people thought that coolent temp. but that wont make injecter pulse go from 2 mil to 13 mil at idle. What i did do was ajusted the valves and found that they were all to ... Trouble codes: 43.
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1FP23E4N
After reinstalling the stock ECM and PROM, the EGR solenoid once again worked and brought the EGR system back to life decreasing the NOX failure. The other inputs along with the rolling IAT signal were also brought into normal ranges. We also found the ignitio...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L steering (stiff spot) VIN: 1GNEK13R6X
Thank you very much for all of the input!! I replaced the high side power steering hose and the problem is GONE!
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Hydraulics VIN: 1G1JC52422
Thanks for all the help everyone. I took the transmission back down and removed the pressure plate and clutch disc. the pressure plate was a bit weak but not too serious. The disc on the other hand had blue spots from the heat and all 4 springs were broken....
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK13T43
Hey guys! It is fixed. Thanks for all the great ideas, especially the ones about grounds. That got us looking from a different angle. As usual it ended up being something simple. There was a bad connection at the range switch. Sorry if I waited too long to re...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L security system VIN: 1C3E546CXY
Well it sounded pretty firm from everyone. He's sending it to the dealer and letting them program it. unfortunatly the kid threw the transponder away while he was at school so that could not be recovered. Sounds like he will be learning this lesson the hard...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WD0PD64406
Thanks for all the help. I received 5 replies one asked about a second condensor on top or under vehicle. The rear evaporator was teed into the orignal system. Another overcharge. Again as stated in orignal post charged to single unit level added 1/2 pound...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A8N
I have only 4.5 volts on the dpi wire and shop-key says that should have 12 volts koeo. put the truck out side for now going to take a new look into problem when returning from my vacation, if anyone has a defined or undefined test for this please send me a em...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
OK, call this one fixed! The intake gaskets were leaking & I cleaned the Mass Airflow Sensor. It's been 350 miles & no SES light on & no codes. Thanks for all the help! iATN Rocks. David Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMRU1764W
Thank you all for the help i did everything on your postings and yes it was a bad abs sensor thak you all for the help
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6X
We replaced the cam sensor again with an O.E. Ford one and it started right up. Originally we replaced the camshaft sensor with a Standard Parts one; it was all that was available locally. No more non O.E. sensors. I ordered 2 extra Ford ones so I will have th...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
Well so far this one is fixed. Last time it was in here, it was acting up. Power at the starter but no crank. Have replaced starter with new one and hasn't acted up since. Thanks for the help
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L battery VIN: 1GKES12S64
Traced draw at radio through communication splice pack.With key on engine off would still have communication on bus line elimanated BCM and rear splice pack found draw caused by instument cluster. Replaced cluster and cured draw.Thank you to all who responded....
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L Front wheel drive VIN: 1GKET16S14
The problem was two fold. First, the intermediat shaft bearing housing is not available as a unit. The individual parts are available from the dealer (at a great price). Secondly, I talked to the customer(who was driving car at the time) and got the real st...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electric load detector VIN: 1HGEM22961
Thanks again for all the information. It was very easy to replace only took about 20 mins. Customer is happy. The part itself was only about $22.00 my cost. Thanks again all of you are great Stan.
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38656
Thanks everyone for the ideas. That is exactly what I need to figure this one out. As it turned out all the intake valves leaked. All of them! The front bank was just the worst hence the code and rough idle. I sure wish my local machine shop would have ca... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 fuel trim rich).
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2HGFA16547
Vehicle is gone - rechecked w/ still no fault found and a/c still working well. Great help so far - esp re: checking evaporator leak - Bob, Long, Rick, Myk - suggested check evaporator with sniffer probe in drain, injecting water in evap box and checking drain...
2006 Isuzu N NPR-HD 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JALC4B1687
Checked injectors, seems the #4 was faulty, there is an extended (EPA?) on these for 5 years, 100,000 miles. Thanks for the help! Jim Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cylinder misfire).
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A62
Thanks for the responses. Ken hit the nail on the head. I happened upon a service bulliten for the 2000 model year for stalling. They had a problem at the factory that trans filters were improperly installed and causing a stalling issue. By 2002 I figured tha...
1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Long crank and smoke VIN: JA7FL24W7N
I didn't actually fix this truck, customer declined ECM/PCM. This morning I fired it up and with a little feathering on the throttle it started running pretty good, during test drive I noticed it to continue smoking a whitish-blueish color, but ran like a litt... Trouble codes: 15 (motor position sensor/TPS), 42 (Fuel pump harness/control relay).
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA1D4ST
We have a running car and Steve was the closest to the fix. I had also run extra grounds and tightened the heck out of the bellhousing, but I forgot one thing. Checking the oil pan. Someone had removed it and did not put back the horizontal bolts from the...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
found neg bat cable somewhat loose . cleaned and tieghten bat cable ends.also removed and cleaned all ground harnes conections under hood.cleaned mass air flow with brake clean.returned car to owner . so far is ok 2 weaks now.thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1).
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
sorry it took so long to close this request. the customer was only able to leave the vehicle for a couple days and it never acted up for us. the customer will be back if it continues to cause problems but we havnt seen it since so i have no fix for this proble...
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L stumbles on start VIN: 1GHDU06L95
Hello again, The customer picked up the van and will return it in a week or two. I recieved some good info on the timing control and i believe its going to take a computer. I had a few replies about coolant leaking into a cylinder there is no coolant loss and ...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L coolant in oil VIN: 1Q3WH52K8W
removed heads and sent to head shop for checking .they found one head with .007 warpage. reistalled heads and hope it is ok.
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L ect. VIN: 1G2HZ52LXP
Its fixed! Thank you all for you ideas and help. I started by checking the runout of the front hub bearings and they were good. I put the customer installed brake rotors on the hubs and re-checked. I found that one of the rotors had a runout of .012 and th...
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Both power seats inop. VIN: SCAZS02D2M
Thanks for the help everyone! All of the replies point to the module under each seat (common failure evidently) with the driver's unit also controling the mirrors. I have passed this information on to the customer but he has not brought the car back for us to ...
2001 Saturn SL 1.9L gauges VIN: 1G8ZH54861
Sorry guys and thanks for all your help again but I have to close this without a fix. Customer stated that that she only drives it a few miles at a time and could I just make the cooling fan run all the time, (it was also inop when the cluster failed). so I pu...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F92
I had a friend who works at a junk yard cut a convertor off a saturn that came in .We cut old one off and put new one on and he has about 100 miles on it so far and no lite. We i have learned my lesson by puting after market ones on. Trouble codes: P0420.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L blowing 30 amp #13 AM2 fuse VIN: 4T1SK12E6S
First, I want to personally thank all who shared your thoughts and ideas. The bottom line the fix was the condenser in the distributor, so i replaced it and the ignition coil and the vehicle runs fine. The toyota drawing leaves a lot to be desired they are act...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L seat belt warning light VIN: JT3GP10V3X
Many thanks to the (7) respondents of which three, Tony, Geoffrey and Mark, were correct in the problem in the seat belt retractor spool internal switch. Other respondents incorrectly suggested such things as the driver's belt receptacle, passenger seat load s...
2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L rear washer/wiper motor VIN: 5TDZT34A15
Hello Techs. Thank you for your reply on the above subject. The four (4) reply wasn,t correct The fix for this problem was replacing the window motor and body control unit. The service tech from Toyota call to say that he is seeing many of these problem pop ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L keyless entry
Hello All. Thanks for all the quick responses. This vehicle is fixed. Michal hit it on the head but I was actually fortunate in the fact that an identical vehicle came in. I went ahead and programmed the fobs in question to the known good vehicle. The adaptati...
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