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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Smokes VIN: WBADT63421
GUYS Iam not a BMW tech 18 yrs and this is my first one. It came in with a vac. leak I found the PVC valve hose cracked and leaking so I changed that and now it smokes very white mostly at idle. I noticed some folks had problems with the pvc valve sticking an ...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33452
Hello, We have this car and we have no clue at this point. I have gone into the archivies and found that oil seperator under the intake was a cause for some of the missfires. We do not work on alot of these. Is there a way of checking this oil seperator wit... Trouble codes: P1343, P0261
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4GD2215V
driving down the road it stalls. it wont stall sitting at an idle. There is no normal conditions i can duplicate to make it stall. Once stalled pull over and it will start almost rite back up.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G6KS52Y3V
Hi. We bought a 97 cad deville, 101k mls. This car had bad head gskts. We took of the heads for machining, and valve check. After putting heads back on, we found the head bolts would not tighten.. We bought the head bolt kit to re-tap and insert the head bolt ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Odometer VIN: 1G1AY0788E
Hi, this has been a very tough one for me, everything works on the cluster but the odometer. We have speedometer and getting signal from speedsensor. Installed different dash from place that repairs dash but no change what did i miss. Thanks john
1993 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L door locks VIN: 1GNEK18K4P
problem with both door locks not wanting to unlock. they will both lock fine when pressing switch but both doors will not unlock with button. pressing passenger lock/unlock button has same problem. i can actuate driver side actuator with my power probe and it ...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Hard starting VIN: 2GCEK19K4R
This 94 chevy 4x4 silverado came in with hard starting compliant. Owner compliant confirmed. I drove veicle for about 15 to 20 mins. When I tried to start engine. it took a while for it to start, when it did start lots of black smoke from exhaust pipe and smel...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L drain VIN: 1GERRH4567
Vehicle has a 500 ma drain, pulls battery down in 3 days. Every fuse and relay possible has been removed to try to define problem. Dash panels have been removed and pulled all connectors; Starter has been dis-connected to take alternator out of system. I have ...
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L 6,8,5,7 cylinders VIN: 1GCGC24RWE
vehicle is missing on both rear cylinders on both sides of the engine. cylinders 5-7 6-8 are dead. we have fuel compression and spark is good. rear half of engine not working. im thinking we have a crack in the lower intake ???
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L shift points VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Ok guys this Trailblazer came in with a late shift problem. I do not do much trans diagnostics and need some help. It does not shift into 2nd gear untill about 20-25mph, and then does not go into 3rd until 40-45mph. The computer does not command the shifts unt...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K72
anybody know of a special tool to remove the knock sensor between the engine and the trans ? a deep socket is too long a shallow socket is too short, it has to be a thinwall semideep please help if you have done this sensor and any advice on how to get it out ... Trouble codes: P0332
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Crankcase VIN: 1GNES16S63
Thanks in advance. Got caught with my pants down on this one. Vehicle comes in with a overheat complaint. Found oil and coolant contamination and coolant loss. I ASSUMED, headgasket. Broke every head bolt on the way out(didn't rap hard enough). removed head ...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1W15K539
well after informing the customer that he waited to lated to do the intake with a fel pro problem solever gasket second version (metal over layed with rubber) it started tapping he said he would worry about it when it died (he is a college student) well the e...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Abs Module VIN: 2GCEK19V24
Need help with codes c0265 and c0269 replaced r/f senser that code went away truck pulls to left and feels like abs grabbing at low speeds
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L remote and tpms VIN: 3GNFK16337
I have this 2007 suburban with tpms light on dash and remote entry not working. Check all fuse good got a whole buch u and b code U0214 B0121 U0155 U0140 ETC AND SO ON My question is who the responsable module control remote and tpms. Lead way where to start ...
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L No Crank VIN: 1GBJK34K98
Thank you to all the hard working Tech's who have a idea on this one. Customer complains of batteries must be recharged to get it started after sitting over 12 hours in cold weather. Then he was out pulling trees out of the woods and within a mile of a hard pu...
2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: KLAJB82Z7Y
Here is a problem car. Came in with overheating problem. Confirmed no cooling fan operation. Checked relays and power. not getting ground signal from pcm.At the same time fans not working, power windows stop working and hvac system too. Can jump relay at fuse ...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L long crank time VIN: 1B3X567890
I have a casual customer of mine with this '02 Stratus that I am going to repair on the side, and since things have been so busy for me, I'm hoping everyone can help me cut down on some diagnosis time and travel to get the required parts blah blah blah. So, I ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L a/c leak VIN: 3D7KA28C74
I recharged a/c last year and i found no leaks I added dye and now it is back and empty on charge . I found no oil leaks or dye trace . I pull vac on system and it holds . I then charge system and use snap on leak tool and can't find any leaks and I am able to...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L Dual temperature controls VIN: 3D7KS28C15
Verified customer complaint that (dual system) for driver's side temperature control works normally but passenger side temperature control cannot produce any cold air when selected with temperature slide control, only ambient (room temperature). Heated air wor...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18N75
I have a inoperative speedo, ABS and brake warning lights on at all times. My scanner will not communicate with the system, and will not start with the scanner plugged in. Also none of the gauges will work with the scanner plugged in. I am not very familiar wi...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No obd2 comm VIN: WD0PD64486
This vehicle will not communicate with my smog machines. Are they CAN? No info in the testability chart for the Sprinter. My scanners communicate but they are CAN compliant. Any help is greatly appreciated.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L engine oil leak VIN: 3D7KS28C96
Hi there, we have a 2006 dodge ram 2500 that has 402245 km on it. we have removed the transmission to repair for a bad oil leak from the rear main seal. At this point before just installing a new rear main seal is there anything else that we should be looking ...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L door seal VIN: 1B3HB48BX8
A good customer came in with water on drivers side floor board. Since the ac drain was on the drivers side we thought it was ac related. After chasing this theory around several times, the customer told us she realized it only happens after a hard rain. We sen...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 2FTJW35MXN
OK guys, got a good one here. Customer complains that the pedal sticks down, so much so that he has to pull it back with his foot. This is the third time he has left it with us for this problem. After numerous test drives, we have never duplicated the problem....
1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Parking brake VIN: 1FACP41MPF
Trying to help a good customer out with his new 'toy', but ultimately has been eating my lunch all week and tying up a work bay the same length of time. I'll be honest with ya up front and admit I'm not up to date on the Mustang performance market, but we do k...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
98 Explorer with ohc 4.0. Sets p0171 and 174. Already replaced intake gaskets, MAF and downstream 02 sensors. Smoke tested and found no leaks. Monitored fuel trims both LT +25 both ST +3 to +6. With increase in RPM the LT drops to 0 immediatly and the ST climb... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
OK; This Expedition came in again, compressor shot (bench tested, open electrically). Installed new compressor, kicks on, then vents air back out. Adjusted rear height sensor and no change. Can command compressor with scan tool and it will stay up until we exi...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L abs VIN: 3FAFP13P7Y
Might need some Ford backing on this one. Good customer had 5 ABS codes stored 2 years ago, cleared them and test drove with several ABS stops. Codes came back a couple of weeks ago, cleared and test drove with ABS stops again, didn't come back for me. Gave th...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power windows and radio VIN: 1FTNW21F23
This is a fellow techs daily driver we are trying to solve. What happens is, on initial start up, the power windows and the radio won't work. Sometimes it only lasts 10 seconds and sometimes it lasts as much as 5 minutes. It is an intermittent condition so it ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Alternator VIN: 1FMPU16L73
This is a City Fleet Vehicle. The primary battery had to be jumped several times. Yes it has a duel battery (Cole Hersee) isolator and both batteries are red top Optimas. Both batteries would not take a charge. Replaced the primary one only, to continue diagno...
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...
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1444W
This is my own gopher truck. It has been running perfect prior to the sudden ECM failure. After replacing the ECM I had to do a relearn for the security system before I could get the truck started, OK, now I get the P1336 code. Tried doing the CKP relearn proc... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP relearn not done)
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Brake Lights VIN: 1GTHG39R1Y
This van has a problem w/ the brake lights. The Top mount light works fine. Hazards work fine. Each housing has 2 3157 bulbs, (double filament) When I use the hazards the upper bulbs flash bright. When braking the lower dim lights come on, not the upper bright...
2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Hvac System VIN: 1GKER13788
This one came into me in august, service drive managers wife's truck. Seems to blow warm at times. Looks like they have replaced the exspansion valve already. I tested it yesterday morning and found the outlet temp from center vents to be about 55 degress, out...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reverse VIN: 1HGCG1641W
Car came in with no reverse, rebuilt transmission, had burnt clutchs in drum, put back in and still had reverse problems, removed computer and car had reverse replaced computer and had programmed at dealer. still having same problem...repulled transmission fro...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Shift Interlock VIN: 2HGEJ6622W
Car was fine.drove 3 days.sat for 2 weeks-now has fixed high idle and interlock solenoid is inop.have power at solenoid,grnd missing.if i ground manually,interlock works,but high idle remains.have checked/cleaned grounds at t-stat housing as well as all others...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L engine VIN: JHLRD68472
When you drive the car it will do it whenever it decides an extreme bucking and jerking under accleration that will remain constant until you release the acclerator and let it calm down--not a misfire feeling but just like its off-on When you plug a scan toll ...
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Control Head VIN: 3HGCM56446
I have tested out the system showing that i have no power to the cntrol head. Tested all fuses and relays and they are good.
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: KMHDN46D05
car came in as a starter issue, replaced starter and tested trigger wire to see if voltage was ok checked out ok, if you unhook the entire ignition switch and power up the trigger wire from the interior fuse box or even at the pridel switch the starter stays e...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W4W
This is a well-worn Rodeo which we repaired 500 miles ago. At that time a shredded belt chopped up some wires by the radiator. Customer now states she heard a loud noise or bang then the car started running poorly: no power, stalling. And she's not kidding. it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0121, P0122
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Fire VIN: 1JGZ58S9PC
Car was towed in, owner was trying to jump off. Hooked the jumper cables up backwards, said smoke started coming out of car, he relized what was wrong so he unhooked the jumpers. Now the jeep will not start, has no fire no fuel pressure and no injector pulse, ...
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)
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW48N83
Hi everybody, we really are having some fun with this truck. here is the deal: Customer came in to the shop with a complaint of a engine knock and rough running, he stated that some other shop had work on the truck and replaced the ignition coil #4 because the... Trouble codes: P0353 (Igition Coil primary circuit), P0354 (p0358-), P0358
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Abs Codes VIN: 1J4GL48K46
Abs on only over very rough roads above 25mph,signal drops out, wonderring if any known chafe,wire problems
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Batt Drain VIN: JT8UF11E4N
Lexus techs need help on this ls400 battery drain. Put in known good battery and after 30 min still have a .97 draw perform visual no lights on or stuck switches so far. Have unplugged all fuses and the 10 amp dome fuse drops draw to .63 the only way to get do...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant visit workshop VIN: WDBRF40JX3
This one is getting to me so I'm looking for the Benz Doctors! I have this C230 Kompressor that keeps setting code P201f. We replaced the alternator because it was not putting out the right voltage and read that this could cause that code to set! after replaci...
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Abs VIN: WDC1641862
Hi guys I have a strange one. It is triggering a fault code for the right front speed sensor. we replaced the sensor, the customer also had the ESP module repleaced. We checked the harness it is all intact. Now i cannot find anywhere on Alldata nor the mercede...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
The vehicle was brought in for an intermittent stall. Diagnosed bad ECM, installed new ECM. Drove vehicle and doesn't stall anymore. The new problem is if vehicle sits the battery goes dead. We found that the auto shut down relay doesn't shut off causing drain...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Sunroof VIN: 4A3AC44G71
We diagnosed and replaced the power sunroof switch for a inop. motor. Now the sunroof opens fine, but won't close. It just moves 2 inches and stops. You can inch your way until it is completely closed. I thought it might need to be synced as so many roofs do w...
1996 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA21D9T
We have this Maxima the speedometer will not work if you are accelarating but if you let off on the pedal the speedo read the speed ok but as soon as you put your foot on the gas pedal it goes down to zero,coasting down hill it reads good also.Some body ran in...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
this car is a daily driver. car shows no signs of abnormal driveability. From what i hear, nissans have ground problems. with all these codes, im sure most are related (the gear shift codes likely due to the tps fault codes) i have very limited experience with...
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...
2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Wipers VIN: 2G2FV22G6Y
When is dry outside and wipers are not turned on, they do not come on by themselves, since I am leaning toward the circuit board I wanted that out of the way, when is raining and turn wipers on to intermittent will wipe ok for a bit and then will go to low spe...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G8JW54R03
Runs rich at idle. Lean anything off idle. Does not want to accel over 1200 rpms on it's own. Saturn (3 negative electrode) plugs have been replaced and new saturn (single electrode) have been installed. Runs the same. Not sure which ones are the correct plugs...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
I need some help from you Toyota minded technicians. We're working on this corolla that is a no start. There's power to the fuel inectors but no pulse. Back probing and scoping the cam and crank sensor at the eangine and PCM shows a 2.5 vdc magnetic type signa...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Thermostat VIN: 4T1BF22K1Y
where is thermostat on this car? suspect behind lower radiator hose flange and all the junk attached to it. just looking for confirmation before i go to the trouble of removing it
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWM72N4Y
Smoked intake system for leaks found leak @ T/B gasket, R&R gasket and cleaned throttle body unit heavy carbon buildup. Jumped pins E1 and TE1 on DLC in engine compartment and RPM didn't increase; verified power, ground and signal to IAC valve. Removed IAC and... Trouble codes: P0505, P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0302 (Misfire cylinder number 2), P0304 (Misfire cylinder number 4), P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K52
This vehicle came in with the cel on and no driveabiltiy complaints. A quick scan produced a P0442 code. I have had trouble with this system, in its operation. I have not had to leak test a system like this until now. I tried switching the vsv located near the... Trouble codes: P0442
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K74
Well it feels like a bad engine mount but they are not moving. When you go from reverse to drive at about 1200 rpm foot on the brake there is a clunk or soft bang feeling. The question is what in the trans could cause that type of a feeling? It does it twice a...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E83
Thank you to all who replied. I replaced the PCV Valve, found a craked hose going to the Brake Booster, cleaned the Throttle body, and reset adaption. Car seems to run fine with no returning engine light, or throttle issues. Hopefully I do not see this car ... Trouble codes: 17705 (Throttle Valve), 17544 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 16684 (Cylinder Missfire), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Missfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Missire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Missfire).
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E76
Thank you all for your help, we checked all of our timing marks for both the timing belt and the timing chain and all marks where on. The fix turned out to be, when we installed the advance/retard actuator on the exhaust cam we over torqued the bolt. alldat... Trouble codes: 00001.
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L gauges VIN: WBAAV53491
Well Seth nailed this one. I disconnected the cluster overnight and reconnected it in the morning. As soon as I plugged it back in the needles moved and the cluster came back to life. It's been 2 weeks and so far so good. Thanks for all the responses. Je...
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEK63N74
Well sorry it took so long to respond but was waiting to make sure was fixed. I removed the intake and found that #2 cylinder was not sealing on gasket part of gasket was gone, also replaced left side converter due to not performing was mimicing pre o2 sensor.... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420.
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Speedometer VIN: 1GCCS19Z3M
Well, not as many replies on this one as I expected, but they were helpful. We went ahead and checked and cleaned all grounds on vehicle. So far so good with speedo. We'll call it a fix. Thanks again.
2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WP551X4
found wires melted together in engine harness-short to signal voltage,Mitchell 1 wiring diagrams were not very accurate to say the least.also had bad BCM .thanks for all replies
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L crank/cam VIN: 1GCHK29275
Hi all. After confirming that I did have good sensors, signals, ect. I pulled the Cam and Crank sensors to see where the notches were in relation to the sensors. They were not lined up properly so off came the fron cover again (its amazing how fast you can d...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14866
Thanks for all the help...Tried numerous thing...finally sent to the dealer...they redid somethings we did...to no avail...determined it was the timming chain ( don't agree)...The cust decided to sell the vehicle with no repair...Expensive lession... Thanks e... Trouble codes: P0017.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: 1GCEK14X47
customer has not returned for further diagnosis on this truck. thankyou to everyone that replied. I suspect that theres an issue with the ebcm but i am not able to check further.
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3ES47Y8W
Thank you to all whom replyed this is a fix we reserched iatn 50% fixes wher cam sensor and cxrank sensor we changed them and nothing christopher [...] is the one who hit the nail on the head it turned out the coil pack was heating up so we replaced it and no...
1998 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES47Y0W
Sorry thought I closed this weeks ago. On a hunch I pulled the timing cover. the exhaust cam was one tooth off. Fixed vehicle and all is well. Just saw the response on the timing. lol that would have helped a couple weeks ago. thanx for the help though! Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel System Rich Bank 1).
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B8GP44G81
thahks very much for the help. well i marked the front pulley at tdc and cked it with timing lite it was about 20 deg. retared,pulled the trans and sure enough it was broken just like several of you said.youguys and gals are great! ill help out when i can.than...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L rack and pinion VIN: 1D7HU18236
Thanks to all the replies i got back. Time will tell if this truck is fixed or not... I suspect Michael from Massachusets was probably most correct. Customer wouldnt pay cost difference between aftermarket and dealer so we put another cardone unit on. We did t...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X6P
Thanks to all who offered help, most felt it was a backpressure problem or fuel delivery. In my initial post I neglected to say that I had driven the car with a fuel pressure gauge taped to the windshield and not only would the pressure not drop when the event... Trouble codes: 171 (o2 not switching lean), 177 (o2 not switching rich).
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP33P32
After much ssearching for excessive movement in motor mounts, missing brackets, or well..anything we found a small pin hole in the aluminum portion of a/c line. Why i have no clue..It is quite aggrevating due to the customer has been so good about the whole de...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX1455K
Thanks to all. replaced coil and truck ran great should stick to numbers verse letters this will make life easier Trouble codes: P0353 (Primary/secondary fault c).
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14556
After fighting a lean condition and high fuel trims I replaced the intake gaskets and installed the factory air cleaner assembly. This brought my fuel trims down to +2% and my baro reading to 160. All the scan tool data is normal but this truck still does not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one), P0174 (Lean bank two).
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTEK19RXW
We check the resistance of the crank sensor, two of the 3 pins when checked were open. We replaced the sensor with a new one and its been running good for a while now. Thanks to all that helped.
2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNUDP13115
As suspected, and recommended by you guys, the Ignition failure sensor fixed this thing. It cured both the check engine light code P0320, and the inop tachometer. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0320 (ENG speed Input MAL).
1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALHV1242K
2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA222XY
I want to thank everybody for the input. I replaced the coil on cyl.#5 and it did fix the misfire prob. Again I want to thank everybody for the help. Trouble codes: P0305.
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ecm VIN: JN1CA21D7V
All were good ideas I did recheck the grounds the were ok. I feel stupid for this but chris you were exactly right I was digging on the wrong sensor the 3 wire sensor was covered in grime and was partially disconnected. Not really sure how it was running and...
1985 Plymouth Caravelle 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3BJ46D4F
I decided to monitor the Hall sensor with a lab scope under real drving condition. The car ran fine for the first 50 miles of road testing. Finally, I felt a hesitation that lasted for about half a second, but that was enough time for me to freeze the lab scop...
1999 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L neutral out VIN: 2P4GP44G9X
2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L friction disk VIN: 3G2JB52FX5
Hi there, we have double checked the clutch application - was ok, and the aftermarket company has sent us a replacement clutch kit under warranty. we have replaced the clutch and road tested the vehicle - seems to feel and drive very good, suspecting a bad bat...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L Transfer VIN: 4S3BH67504
Thanks to one and all. The viscous coupler on this manual transmission car can be replaced in the vehicle by removing the tailshaft, approximately a three hour job. Look for other gear damage while there. The coupler from our Subaru dealer is now over $700.00....
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
After double checking the pressures of the system, this is what we have found out, the system works off the fact that the pressure switch that is in line has to see a duty cycle from the ecm. This in turn will turn on the fans with then will allow the turn on ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Clutch hydraulics VIN: WVWSR61J34
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my request for help. I suspected Iíd be changing that master cylinder, I just didnít understand why I couldnít get any fluid to pass through it with the pressure bleeder. There was no restriction in the supp...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Lots of black smoke VIN: 3VWDT71K25
Thank you to all that replied, The problem is still there and no problems were found after talking to many tech lines and vw the problem appears to be the shift sratagy of the transmission, it just shifts to quickly from first to second and a puff of smoke is ...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5712S
Found drain by Googling and going to a Volvo Forum. The drain hose exited the heater box directly in front of the console. It was not plugged but the horizontal hose coming from the evaporator box was plugged. Cleared hose and now car drains from the center...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D2X
Thanx to all of you who replied. Some interesting stories and observations as i thought there would be. A job like this there really is no book procedure for but everyone's run across it sooner or later. I tapped into the fuel rail with fittings and hoses in... Trouble codes: P1633 (Unclear).
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