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2004 Audi TT 1.8L 4-5-6 shift VIN: TRUTC28N83
Ok guys and gals i really need some help with this one. Car was towed to us from dealer. Coustmer had both axles replaced at dealer and stated car was broken when they picked it up. Audi told them they needed a new trans for 6k. When car came to my shop it had...
2008 Audi A6 3.2L Mmi VIN: WAUDH74F58
Working on a 2008 Audi A6 with MMI issues. When car is started MMI comes on and stereo works, except MMI buttons around shifter do not work at all. Then MMI screen after a few seconds will go blank and music shuts off. Sometimes, MMI will work for a long perio...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83441
clear code and just key on code 130 comes back . I have 5 volts on brown wire and blue wire is neg for ecm and both motor control wires red and white are at 3.16 volts and never change with throlle pedal movement . i have no idea where to go from here I'm not ... Trouble codes: 130 (throttle actuator control error)
2000 BMW M5 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93474
Veh was towed in no start. Started right up and drove into shop. Let run for 10 minutes. Bad fuel smell in intire shop. Pulled codes with code reader. P1346, p13487, p0316, p0171, p0301, p1344, p1343, p1347, p1349, p1355. Most were repeated in memory. Shut off...
1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GYWB12L4S
Hello to all and any that may help. Well, so far the best results I've had was with the 1st Crank sensor, vehicle drove 25 miles before resetting code and running badly, Trouble codes: P1361 (Ignition toggle error)
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L open 3-4 gear circuit VIN: 1G6CD5153J
on of our customers purchased this 1988 cadillac deville from a private party. she brought it to us so we can inspect it. after she already bought it, go figure! anyways, the car looks very well kept and has a newer 4.5L ACdelco remanufactured engine.the trans...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KD54481
Car came to me with a leak in the power steering and it was the pump. So i put a new one on and the pump was bad, so i replaced it with another at no charge,well that one leaked also so i put on a third but now i am having a problem with it steering, the car w...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNCT18W1S
abs warning comes on when driving over 20 mph
1997 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GBLP37J4V
Towed in customer thought head gasket problem. Smoke out tail pipe was black. Inspected and found a spark plug wire melted. Replaced plugs and wires. Autolite double platnium. Engine still ran rich and from o2 readings and pulling plugs only on bank 2. This is... Trouble codes: P0121
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCHNHF3J3
I know were supposed to diganose to are fullest extent but im very busy this week, fuel pump wont kick on right away when ignition is turned on if you turn it off then back on twice it will kick on, or turn it on and leave it on it will evenetully turn on, thi...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L charging system only works part of the time VIN: 1GNDX33L55
vehile will start and charge for a minute and then the voltage will start dropping. When it works the voltage will be 14.8 one time and as low as 13.7 another
2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Abs,Air Bag, VIN: 3GNDA13D36
I normally only work on German cars. My friend took an HHR that he bought running and driven to the detail shop from the auction. Check engine light was off. Some how the detail shop shorted the power wire to the cig. light to its ground. I removed the dash an...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3ED56F8R
Customer came in for recharge-compressor would not engage. Hooked up Modis to get readings and could not get any communication-screen came up but showed no values. Could not communicate with any modes-i.e. engine-body-trans. Cycled key to read coeds on dash-fl...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AJ52N9Y
Hi, guys thanks in advance for the help. This one seems to like our shop, cause it came back! OK here we go. No start intermittenly, runs fine and as long as you want but, when you shut it off. it may take several tries to get it running again. When it wont st...
2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3HE66G53
This vehicle came in for a standard timing belt and water pump job. After performing this service the customer brought it back with it overheating. The lower radiator hose was cold so we installed a thermostat. Ran the car several hours and gave it back. After...
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L hydraulic system VIN: 1C3EL45R35
This vehicle is got a low pedeal for the first brake application after the seconde time the brake pedeal feels normal untill you wait another two minutes and the same low pedeal is present. we have replaced the master cylender and blead the brakes at the wheel...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L steering VIN: 2A4GP54L26
Hi all, we have this vehicle in our shop and it has a low speed steering shudder that can be felt throughout the vehicle. It only happens during low speed steering maneuvers. This vehicle DOES NOT fall into the TSB range for replacement of the power steering h...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3B7HC16Z6R
I got a 94 dodge ram 1500, 2 wheel drive, 5.9. It turns off when backing out of a parking lot, especally if u give it light pedal and let off sometimes the rpm drops real low like 300 and it catches itself and other times it drops too low that it turns off. Th...
1996 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Engine VIN: 1B3ES47C3T
This one has ruined the past two days of my life. The car came in for running rough and overheating. I found cyl 1 and 2 spark plug tubes to be full of oil and the radiator to be cracked. This explains the customer complaint right? wrong. The car still runs ve...
1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hcu VIN: 1B7GG26X0W
Dakota with Kelsey Hayes EBC-2 Rear Wheel Antilock Brake system. Vehicle will actuate Dump Solenoid when braking over 10 mph- heard as a slight ticking noise- ticking speed increases with greater vehicle speed. No codes. RWAL ABS is operational in loose gravel...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD0PD64416
Hello fellow sprinter techs. I do a fair amount of sprinter work but havent had this yet. I have read all previous posts and responses (thanks to everyone)and have learned quite a bit. this truck at times will not crank and the start error message will flash. ...
2007 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L power windows,wipers,radio,climate control VIN: 1D7HE28N47
hi there ,, we have this Dakota here in the shop with a intermittent problem customer states that there is no wipers,power window,radio ,and also climate control ie blower motor doesnt work ,,, we had the vehicle several times in the shop and it wouldnt do it ...
1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, bog VIN: 1F23456789
This turd will intermitentlly load up or bog at cruise to acell on the highway, When it does it will put out black smoke from the tailpipe. If you go WOT it will clear up but start over as soon as you get back to accell or cruise. No codes, will do it most of ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP67L7T
okay this cars driving me nuts. came in with intermittent stall a stop. found bad crank sensor put in ran fine on test drive. pulled into shop it stalled no start. now when the key is in the on position all relays activate, fuel pump runs all the time. checked...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP58S2X
A few months ago we replaced a p/s pump and pressure hose on this car. It came back in today with no p/s. We replaced the pump and steering rack and we now have p/s but when we bleed the air out of it, it seems to come back from a road test with air and makes ...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Correct Labor Time VIN: 2FTRF18Z3T
Thank you in advance for everyone's help! What I am looking for is a Ford Dealership guy that has access to the correct labor time to replace the spark plugs on this 2000 F150 bi-fuel (flexfuel) truck. We started to attempt to get the coils out & can see alrea...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 2FMZA57452
Vehicle started having problems after it got stuck and sat in the snow over night. The problem is once you hit 100 kph the speedometer needle jumps all over the place. The problem is intermittent. We have replaced the transmission speed sensors, interior fuse ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. Pulled Bank 1 valve cover off and found timing cassette broke. did compression test and found bank 1 had no compression. Bank 2 was fine. I replaced all timing cassetes and chains. I used the special ford tool kit to ... Trouble codes: P2196 (O2S stuck rich)
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L air bag system VIN: 1GTHK24U95
thanks in advance for any help provided on this truck.we are a subaru shop.this truck was just bought for shop use.air bag service light is on.modis is providing a code bo103-electronic frt end sensor 2 circuit fault.i do not have access to a wiring diagram fo...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L vibration VIN: 1HGCG2258W
98 honda accord has vibration on accel and right turn, feels like its coming from the left front. Inspected vehicle found front and left motor mounts bad, replaced both. Pass cv axle replace aprox. 1 month ago, driver cv axle replaced as attempt to fix vibrati...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78884
Leak checked EVAP sys. numerous times and have come up with no leaks. Using scanner have operated purge sol., canister vent and bypass valve all seem to be working. My question is what does the bypass sol. do during evap lk. check and am I checking it correctl... Trouble codes: P1457
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38785
Customer tells us this problem began right after timing belt job, never fails at the shop but always comes back with those 2 codes, have wiggled harness, tapped ecm and cranks sensor but no glitches, inspected harness, crank sensor and sensor ring all look ok,... Trouble codes: P0339, P0344
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Compressor VIN: SAJKX1746S
Hello and thanks for your time, 95 Jag came in with clutch on compressor smoked and burnt up, we replaced compressor and belt, air worked great, car left and returned 5 days later with Air INOP, checked freon and found leak at high side fitting, repaired that ...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJFA14C01
R&R heads for valve seat repair, valve grind and adjust. After reassembly, I'm getting a ticking/knocking/rapping noise coming in as vehicle warms up. Idle is quiet, no unusual noises and idles smooth. No unusual noise on accel or under load, but cruising with...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Tcm VIN: 1J4GZ58S8S
Hello all once again. This 1995 Jeep is causing me some grief. The transmission is in a limp mode (feels like 2nd gear and thats all)... According to shop key, this has a TCM as well as a TCM data link connector both located under the left side of dash. Neithe...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7239W
Gentlemen, i have this killer kia which could be the death of me, problem is sometimes maybe once a week there is a slight hesitation on acell when cold,and other times sitting at idle when hot in gear no gas the engine just misfires for a revolution or two, t... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow proformance)
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JTJHF10U22
after backing up wheb= you pull forward abs activates rf brake no codes only happens after backing up then pulling forward
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L c1223 c1225 VIN: JTHBD19202
Hi there lexus pros. I have this clean IS300 in with the ABS light on with codes C1223 and C1225. As near as I can tell, this indicates an Open or Short Circuit In Brake Actuator Solenoid Circuit. Per alldata, i ran through and tested the resistance values of ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM87A62
I have an 02 Lincoln LS 3.9 V8 with a repeat DTC P1507(Idle Underspeed Error).In other words the DTC is for a low idle speed concern.The technician before me replaced the IAC Valve(Factory Part,we work at a Ford Dealership)and shipped it.It came back less than... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle Underspeed Error)
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM86S23
All Info On Scan Data Seem Within Value if the vehicle is in drive position and demand power at that time it is ok,If vehicle is place in the park or nuteral position comand for acceleration it will give you a slow rise and the limiter will come on at appox 30... Trouble codes: N0NE
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Driveline VIN: 4F2YZ94163
we have a 2003 mazda tribute 4wd with a vibration in the driveline about 55 mph and up. The customer was told by other shops it could be the driveshaft and/or the transfer case. It is difficult to zero in on the vibration with the car in the shop and not mov...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L SRS Lit VIN: BA48D9JA07
SRS light is on. Several times I tried to jump wire on 8 pin connector on driver side of the engine compartment. SRS light is not flashing to give faulty codes. When tried to clear the code, it worked for a second or 2 then come back on. Is this a module probl...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E2S
Hello all. It's been one of those weeks. Car came in with code PO300 & 107.Found coil for 3/4 bad and replaced it . Cleared the codes, ran car, still running rough with manufacturer code 107 back. My information is limited on these vehicles, but this is a grea... Trouble codes: 107 (Down angle control igniton output stop short to ground)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33E3T
Here we go, got this car starts and dies losing inj pulse, got spark, run on carb cleaner.I think anti-theft ,check all fuses,got good signals on cam and crank.It is a can system,I lab scope the wires ,looks like there talking.Put RCL module from junk yard,mis... Trouble codes: 116 (can no reception from RCL), 117 (attempted to start with RCL locked)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Hey Mercedes Gurus, This car came to me after a phone conversation pricing the RS camshaft adjuster versus the dealer price. The customer mentioned the above codes (which he read using his tester). The dealer did nothing to explain the correlation between the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfire also P0301 P0302 P0303 P0304), P0170 (Fuel trim), P0173 (Fuel trim)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L rear lights
Hello everybody, Customer recently purchased this vehicle. His initial complaint was "rear lights were dim". Checked vehicle, found a few burned and wrong bulbs. Replaced all bulbs with dealer parts(license, tail, brake,reverse and turn lights). Checked all li...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Directionals VIN: WDBJH82J62
The car is here due to the left side blinkers not turning off. We checked all bulb connections fuse etc. Using DAS went into body controls and did not find any faults. I have seen many flasher units go bad on VW Audi and figured maybe this could be a problem a...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L Starting VIN: WDBPJ73JX2
Mercedes tech, please help. Car came in with a battery drain problem. Check parastic drain jump from 0.4 amp [...] 2amp. All interior light and truck is latch, so trunk light is off. Run a complete scan with star, unable [...] communicat with left front door modlule...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headlights flicker , turn off VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Hi MB techs. On this CLK500 the headlights flicker or turn off intermittently. It has the xenon bulbs. I pulled 3 cosed out of the headlight range adjustment: 9424:undervoltage at terminal 56b, 9003:one of the cables to component e2n2(xenon headlamp ignition m...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L not pumping VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Hi MB techs, need help on this CLK500; the ac is not working. the system is charged , the compressor turns, but there's no pumping (both Lo an Hi side are @ around 100psi). is this compressor bad ,or this AC system works different than conventional ones with t...
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L starter VIN: WDDFH33X16
Dear MB friends, this b-200 has a intermittend NO CRANK condition after a long drive. Car will always crank when cold. This one sounds like a "hot Soak" starter issue, to me and I am ready to replace the starter motor. However, we expirenced the problem yest...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G62
This vehicle will, at times, set codes P0335 and P0340. Crank and cam postion sensor circuit malfunction. Both codes will set at the same time. We did voltage and drop tests on all 3 wires at both sensors and all was withing specs. The scope patterns looks goo... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4AMM21S34E
Hello, people. I need some help here, before buying unnecessary parts. This P0141 heated circuitry on Bank 1 sensor two code is confusing me, Unfortunately I do not have the service manual for the Endeavor. Checking on an Eclipse 3.8L engine's manual that I do... Trouble codes: P0141 (heated circuit in the oxygen sensor Bank 1 sensor 2 scanner info)
2008 Mitsubishi Raider LS 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1Z7HC22K38
I hope some of you Chrysler folks can help me out here. I have this Mitsu Raider (aka Dodge dakota) which has a constant missfire at 2700rpm only. Watching missfire count using scan tool it will miss on cyl. 1 and 4 only mostly cyl 1 with a count of 230+ and c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random mulitple missfire)
1991 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2FS23T8M
Looking for any help
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4G34HR5573
I need to remember to right down VIN's when I open these from home. Sister's car here so it don't pay well, it has a problem of rough or unstable idle. Upon acceleration it stumbles and sometimes dies with hard restart. It died a couple weeks back with fuel ty... Trouble codes: P0341
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Cruise Control VIN: 3G7DA03E71
Hello, Car came in with no cruise control complaint. Scaned PCM and found LF Wheel speed sensor failure. Replaced speed sensor, verfied new sensor ok, still no cruise. Began further diagnostics from mitchell checking power and ground controls at cruise module...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Hood Release VIN: WP1AB29P73
Please, help. This Porche came in with a dead skip and check engine light on. Before I can diagnose further i need to get the darn hood/bonnet opened. I have removed the front side trim panel and exposed the end of the release cable. Pulling to full extension ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L no start VIN: YS3FF49Y13
its a 2003 saab 9-3 2.0 l turbo. the car was brought in with a no start condition. on the dash it says ,steering lock malfunction, the key will turn freely but it will not crank.i cannot talk with the modules using solus,launch or innova.i have a diagram but c...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L programming VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
I am trying to set up this new BCM for another shop. I have a TECH2 and am using it "pass-through" (i.e. I am connected to the PC and the vehicle. When it starts to load the programming it fails at about 512 bytes of the 46,000 it says there is to go. Battery ...

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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 19UUA66274
Found Bent valve & seats due to extreme overheat. Had valve job done - problem solved. I should have done this the first time... Live and learn.
2006 Acura TL 3.2L All gears VIN: 19UUA65586
Just want to say THANK YOU to all you guys for taking time out off your busy day to give me some pointers.When i get this customer to drop his car back off i will be sure to let you know what happens.Again thanks guys,this site is worth every penny.
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L no VIN: 1G4HP5216S
Thanks to all who responded. Thanks to Brian from Ohio for still having note on job he had just done. Making note in shop manual just in case I am lucky enough to get anouther one. Richard [...]
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L antitheft VIN: 1G6KY5294T
Thank you guys for your help, the problem was on the key, it was deffective why? it was an aftermarket copy and I guess was just no making a good contact at ignition key or the chip on the key was out of spec, anyway the key man came to the shop cut a new key ...
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEK13R1X
recieved 13 replies to this post,Alex from Georgia was a big internal GM post #pip3081 identified problem.i had noticed that missfiring cyls.were always center cylinders,this post indicates that problem is caused by sticking valves.the post suggests th... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L wiper washers VIN: 1G6DPS7756
yes this vehicle is fixed , thank you for the help everyone , it was the wiper module...i didnt know the circuit went through it for washer mode...ordered up a new one from gm, installed and finally fixed...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEK14Z6M
Thanks to all that replied. It was the distributor. It was replaces a few years ago and I saw no cracks in the magnet but when I removed it the magnet was very weak compared to the new one. I scoped the neg(rpm) side of the coil and at idle with iac at 15 coun...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L shudder VIN: 3GNFK16R8W
a code po304 was set on one of my road tests so i removed rockers and Performed leak down test on #4 cylinder and noted leakage from exhaust valve. tapped the valve with a hammer and it sealed. spoke to my machine shop and turns out chevy is having problems wi... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L will not accelerate VIN: 1GAHG39R1X
we checked for fuel pressure and it had 65psi but no volume. well after talking to the previous shop that worked on the van we found out they had just installed a new delco fuel pump. we went to check fuel pump install and found that the wiring was pinched agi...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer Trailblazer 4.3L Transfer case into Low VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
The problem was the TCCM in the pass kick panel, the green monster had a playground in the module. Replaced module with a used one. $500, $1000 new. Switch worked properly after install, cleared codes and road test no fault occured. Thanks for the help
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJK39111
I have not fixed this yet, and am still working on it. Closing help request due to deadline. I will post a fix when finished. After truck is driven, it has a long crank, when it starts, within 10 seconds it sets the p0094. It only happens when warm, starts O.K... Trouble codes: P0094 (Small fuel leak).
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E03
7x crank sensor wire was grounding under the load of the starter so it was taking off line the cam sensor signal and the crank sensor signal,once we found the bad wire under the fuel line bracket the engine started and run like new. thank you to everybody that...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 1GCHK24U56
Well after a few hundred dollars and a ton of time and a few visits to other shops in town and the local GM dealer. I still don't think its fixed. The reduced engine power has not happened in the last 1000 miles except once. The only time it has happened is wh... Trouble codes: P1516, P2108, U0107.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK13V57
We replaced both front calipers. So far so good. If this problem still exists & comes back I will update this with all the info. Thanks to all who replied.
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Static spark from engine VIN: 1GB6G3A69A
The Chevrolet dealership basically went on the information we had gathered and installed a Gates tensioner with a metal pulley and Gates belt. Currently, this seems to have corrected the problem. However, still not sure if the fiber pulley on the OEM tensioner...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.3L fuel guage & BCM VIN: 2C8GP44381
After talking to a different dealer we found out the BCM could be sent out and rebuilt. We sent out the original BCM and the odometer is correct and the gas guage is functioning properly now. I was mislead a little by the parts department when we started look...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C4GJ25BX1
Last night I stayed late and got angry with this vehicle. Even though I had disconnected each 8 volt referenced sensor I still was not recovering the voltage. Also when I unplugged the computer and checked for shorted 8 volt wire (with sensors unplugged) it wa...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Low Stopping Power VIN: 1B7KF23W5W
Hey there sorry about the delay in closing this post. The fix ended up being a new set or Dodge brake shoes in the rear and a good rebleed. We adjusted the shoes up tight against the drums and the pedal and stopping power improved greatly. Thanks for the he...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B3EL76R52
Thank you all for your assistance. We replaced the water pump and took care of the problem. You all are the best! Jack
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Misfire VIN: AB3AG42G43
sorry it took so long to close case machine shop was behind in their repairs had to replace valves on #1and #3 cylinders reinstalled head car runs perfect thanks for all your help again you guys are great
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
lots of great replies thank you for your help, customer was unable to leave vehicle with me to keep checking it, it was very intermitten, so was unable to pinpoit the problem at this time, will update in future.
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W6W
thanks guys...i'm currently waitingfor the customer to drop off the truck and will take all your advise and bill him time and materials'''thank you for being there for me.
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FTRX17W1Y
Thank you all again, you are the best! Replaced the #6 injector and put in a set of Motorcraft spark plugs and no longer have a misfire. Point of info-I used Global mode 6, test 53 to try pick up the misfiring cylinder, but it did no show any misfires. Than... Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, hard start VIN: 3FTNX21F01
It was compression zero on #8 cylinder, rest were well below 300 minimum, #8 injector wasn’t buzzing either, lack of maintenance and broken air box i believe was the contributing factors to demise of engine. I thank all who replied to my cry for help and i lea... Trouble codes: P0603, P0284, P0266.
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FMYU04142
Hey guys, I appreciate the suggestions. We checked everything mentioned with no problem found. Customer picked up the vehicle with no problems as of yet. if it happens again, I will post it. THANK YOU.
2005 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FMSU43P05
1989 GMC K3500 Sierra 7.4L no power VIN: 2GTHK39N9L
thanks for all the replies. all data says that the timing connector is a single wire connector behind the distributor, and they are right, but they need to show a picture of where it is located because there is another single wire connector behind the distrib...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Door Locks VIN: KMHWF35H13
Thanks,to all the replies. The car has not locked up I must have chased the gremlin away mometarily :)The only connector I unplugged was the connector at the drivers door actuator.I will post a fix if the problem comes back. Will start my rediag. at...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: KMHDN46D05
well do to my surprise after all it was just another bad starter thanks for the replies.
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Upshift VIN: SAJHY1542K
My fellow IATN members that rep[lied and everyone else.. the Governor valve was defective it actually had a cracked casting ordered a used one from Fatsco Transmission parts in New Jersey cost 38.00 very reasonable could not find this part in any of the large ...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJNV4842K
Many replies pointed out that I should have visited the ESS as well as the CPS. You were all right! That was the primary cause of the failure. Other suggestions were the rotor & cap (I had tested spark by removing the coil wires (2) each from the cap and verif...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L steering VIN: 1J4FA39S65
Hi to all I read all the replies, and re-checked the whole suspension. I found that the trackbar at the frame was a little sloppy, but not bad at all. I greased the balljoint, roadtest the Jeep still the same. I said thats it replaced the trackbar, lowered th...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs/tc/hdc lights VIN: SALTY1244X
well, customer has not returned. I got several votes for a bad modulator electrical portion (which we already replaced), I priced a used ABS block (mechanical portion) from a junkyard, $125 because they never go bad. One vote for brake light switch, one vote...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant visit workshop VIN: WDBRF40JX3
Well sorry for the delay on posting the fix, Jose from FL was right on it! The engine suction fan module was the culprit but you have to replace the module and fan as a complete unit! expensive but that was the fix! Mercedes told me it was a commen problem!!!
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Drivebelt Tensioner VIN: WDC2030462
thanks guys, you were all right. The over run clutch was the problem, fitted a new alternator without the clutch and problem solved. Many thanks Andrew
2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L air bag VIN: JN8DR07X81
sorry for the delay. The customer finally brought back the vehicle and after a little but of fooling around with it it was off to the local dealer who cleared the codes and all is well. Thanks for the help it was much appreciated.
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L System Overheating VIN: 1G3GR62C8W
You guy's were correct. Head gaskets we finally got a bad gas test. The customer did not want to repair the car so after all of the testing no work. Iguess thats how it goes. Thanks for all the responses. Mike
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Cranks, No Start VIN: 1G3NK52F03
Thank you so much for everyone's input! Sorry for the delay response. Monitored the voltage at ignition mod fuse. Had 12 volts KOEO. Also, at ignition mod fuse. Had 12volts. Checked crank position sensor for resistance. Specs was 800-1200 resistance. Crank sen...
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GHDX13E33
Thanks to all that replied, it was the crank shaft wire harness, it was melted to the rear exhaust manifold egr tube, new harness car runs great, thanks again. Mel.
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Stall VIN: 2P4FP2538V
Many of the responses suggested I replace or check the Crankshaft sensor. That was certainly a possibility until I updated the help request, after that I can only suspect people don't read these thoroughly. Checking the operation of the ASD relay was another g...
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