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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCB28D3X
good morning audi techs. i have this a4 4x4 i have never changed a trans on one of this cars. is there somthing i should know about befoure i start this job? alldata states 8 hours is this corect? thank you all for your help.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WAUDC28D1Y
Hello I have a 2000 audi a4 quarato with no heated seats or nav system and the blower for the heat will not shut off. I have put in a used switch with no luck and have checked all the fuses. Their is 2 codes 01273 and 00677. Thanks for the help in advanced
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAK7407F
Hello all, thanks in advance for any help offered. I have a 85 BMW 318i giving me fits. Vehicle originaly only exhibited a misfire at cruising speeds, then progressed to dropping all cylinders at speed. Car will now die after driving or idling after a few mins...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
The car was running great but had a weak batt. Replace Batt now the car cranks great but will not start it has no Fire. We normaly do not work on european cars so no BMW diag. software only OBDII Gen. That shows no codes and 165 cranking rpms . I armed and dis...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L window programing VIN: WBAVB13596
good day i have installed a window regulator and am trying to initilize the system in the right rear door following the instructions in mitchell with no luck does any one know of a better way or perhaps a differeny way to do this thank you in advance
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L engine won't start VIN: 5UXFE43528
Hello all, I have a bit of a strange one here. The vehical was towed to us after having the oil changed at a local oil change center. After which the engine cranks but will not start. The engine sounds as if it has no or low compression. The engine has the co...
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L assist VIN: 3GYEK63N52
hello all. have this caddy,and when your pulling into a parking spot then turn then straighten wheel it momentarily losses assist in steering wheel very intermitten. have replace hydroboost cause it was leaking, and replaced pump. still having issue. any help ...
2006 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L panic/theft deterrant VIN: 1GYEC63NX6
Hey guys, got and interesting one here. I actually have 3 different GM trucks in the shop all at once with the same problem. What happens is intermittantly,especially at night, the panic alarm will sound for no apparent reason. The customer brought this Escala...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L oil temp sensor VIN: 1G1YYO788G
Car is running good now except the oil temp is reading 320 degrees all the time ... at start , while driving etc. oil temp always 320 even with the oil temp sensor unhooked . We plan on checking the gauge tomorrow but the temp sensor is in such bad shape it ha...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge VIN: 1G1YY2184J
car has a surge at idle in closed loop and open loop the only thing that makes a difference is when you unhook the timing connector it will stop surging i have done idle learn at least 10 times any help would be great
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN14TOL
runs 10 inch of vacum at idle bring up rpms about 300 vacuum is 17 inch idle bad runs ok down the road
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L oil leak VIN: 1GNDP13W01
Have oil leak (very small), looked every where. Put dye in and still can't find leak. Looks like front seal running down and blowing back. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W81
I have a customer car, 01 chevy S10 4.3L vortek, that Ijust installed a new engine.When I first tried to start it I wasout of time 180,so I reset the dist. and it fired right up and ran good,took it for a test drive and by the time I got back it started runnin... Trouble codes: P0341
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L valve train VIN: 1GNDX03E61
thanks in advance. this van is a commercial vehicle and 200 miles a day is thge norm. after a faulty connection within the underhood fuse center caused the low speed fan to not operate the driver ran it hot and cracked the cylinder heads. having replaced 3 set...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L axle VIN: 1GNDT13S72
just want to start of by thanking for any help recieved. this vehice came in with 4wd not working. when in 4wd the front drive shaft spins but front axle doesn't engage. Removed front diff axle acuator and it does not seem to engage when putting it in 4wd with...
2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GNDX13E92
Van came in with CEL on and a fail inspection sticker. Code was P0463. Changed sending unit with one from dealer and the coded did not return. A couple weeks later the same customer comes in with van stating fuel gauge is erratic. I then replaced sender again ...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L cooling fan VIN: 1GNDV03E93
car came in with overheating issue, quickly noticed that the fans were not coming on, but when ac is on both fans are working properly. I pulled the schematic off all data and tested all circuits. I found that the pcm was not being grounded internally to activ...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Aux HVAC Temp Actuator VIN: 3GNFK16Z94
HELP ME! I am already pulling my hair out. This vehicle came in for no auxillary(rear) heat. I have B+, 5v ref, good ground at temp actuator. Performed recalibration and actuators sweep like they are supposed to but the temperature actuator always goes back to...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Oil usage VIN: 1GCHK23114
Customer has been traveling across country and developed a severe oil leak on the passenger side of the engine so bad that he has been down 6 quarts twice. I cleaned off engine and ran on hoist to look for leak. I see blow by vapor comming from the PCV vent tu...
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56F0T
This vehicle came in with the complaint that it would idle but when put into gear it would stall. Owner stated that the TPS had been changed. Scan tool showed codes: P1296 No 5 Volt reference to MAP sensor P1496 5 Volt reference too low Scan tool showed .5...
1993 Dodge Dakota S 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG26X3P
Hello fellow Techs, I've got a real sticker here in Reno. I've checked for voltage drops and powers/grounds, no problems found. Lab scoped all sensors ect, is 3.0v cold, 2.4v warm, O2 sensor normal. No ac voltage from alternator. I've indexed the distributor a...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7KF26C6R
Just looking for some help on my own truck, the brake light switch poped out when driving down the hyway and the abs light was triggered. i have tried to find a way to clear the codes without using the breakup box from chrysler, this truck has RWAL and accordi...
1995 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7FL26Y9S
We have replaced crank sensor, inspected all wires to auto cut relay and to pcm,no concerns wqere found with harness.We suspect pcm but can not locate a unit. any help offered would be appreciated.Thanks for your time
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16Y0V
Spits sputters and stalls. Runs better with map unplugged. Did a compression check #1@125 #2@50 #3@85 #4@105 #5@65 #6@60 #7@100 #[...] anyone seen jumped timing gear set do this? the plugs are carboned (black) up about instantly. Was also wondering about l...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 3B7HC13Y3X
Customer says that once in awhile the oil pressure drops to almost none and can hear lifter ticking noise in motor, says he shuts truck off and restarts and oil pressure is normal and the noise goes away, doesnt happen everyday and could go a week without doin...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L temp gauge VIN: 3B7HF13Y11
Hi I have a good one with the a/c off the fuel,temp,oil,gauges do not work correcty, when you turn the a/c on all gauges work correcly. No codes. All fuses ok,checked connection at dash was ok,all ground ok. any help would be greatful. Thanks randy
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y72
This van was towed in from another shop with no start. Started the van, it ran for about 15 minutes, the odometer went away and the words "no buss" came up and vehicle stalled. if it sits for a couple of hours, it will restart, but same thing happens. Runs lik...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3D7MU48673
thanks in advance.truck came in with heavy white smoke at exhaust.heavy fuel smell. removed all injectors and sent to bosch to test 1 bad replaced injector same problem. checked compression 375 to390 all cyls.had edge programer now removed. seems to smoke wors...
1981 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDF15E1B
On this vehicle I need a good vaccum diagram for the engine vacuum for everything to include the air cleaner, engine ported vac switch,emmission canisters, etc. The air cleaner was lying in the back of the truck and all of the vacuum line were disconnected and...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26FXV
My nefews truck and we are trying to find a fuel regulator valve spring. We have no start no fuel pressure at regulator and pulled regulator and found spring broken. Can not seems to find a source for spring. Does anyone know where to find it. I called local f...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSE34F8X
first off I applaud all you diesel techs. out there.this van is killing me. has a hard time starting and then when it does start it will run forever.but if you accellerate in park it will blow tons of white smoke and when let off throttle the oil pressure gaug... Trouble codes: P0232, P0470
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L 1-2,2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
This is my personal vehicle. I bought this with this condition. When you drive the truck it shifts fine into all gears,no harsh shift or slipping. The od light flashes constantly but still shifts into overdrive. The scanner says 1-2 shift error and 2-3 shift e...
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTZR15U71
Ok I hope someone can help me out of this one. Here it goes this Ranger 4x4 has a binding feeling if you are doing a sharp turn very low speed less than 5 mph. Also as you accelerate you can feel it. All most like the clutches in the rear end are chattering / ...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57254
This van will only set the codes when cold on the first drive.Have driven up to 50 km after first drive and cleared codes and code did not return.Can not get it to act up long enough to find a bad wire.If anyone has seen this please let me know. Thanks Billy S... Trouble codes: P0068, P1120
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L anti-theft VIN: 1FTZR45E14
Ok sorry to post a hard one first but we dont normaly need too much help.(so if you have a clue on this one your going to impress this group of techs) I have a 04 Ford Ranger with a intermittent "no start". When this happens the antitheft light flashes (accord...
2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Erratic fuel guage a VIN: 1GDJK34JXY
So far we have traced all wires using power probe and cannot find any short in wire , I am going to replace module this am along with relay. However I need to know which com=nnector on the PCM is connector 4 as I need to check pin 12 for ground. Also would it ...
2006 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKET16SX6
Any suggestions ? for this code po449 Trouble codes: P0449 (Evap vent solenoid ckt.low)
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L rear defog VIN: 1GKFK63807
this truck came in with battery going dead after its parked. i traced down the draw to the aux port 2 fuse in interior fuse panel suplied by the lbec1 fuse in the engine comparment fuse panel. while i was checking the rear aux port in the rear of the truck i n...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Rear Tail Lamps VIN: 1GKFK13047
When the right signal is on sometimes flashes fast like when a bulb is out but none are burnt, other times the reverse lights flash with the right signal but very dimly, the right running lihght also flashes when conditions occurs. Has no codes in bcm does hav...
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7684M
Car will not start, customer stated it was idling in his driveway and the engine died and it would never start again. It has spark, and has fuel pressure, the injectors are firing but just spins and spins and will not start. I have not checked timing belt, but...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L rear tail lights turn signals and brake lights VIN: JHMZE13541
hello got this honda giving me a problem any replies will be helpful first turn signals on the tail lights blink with them second with turn signal on hit the brakes and turn signal slows and blinks through third brake light third tail lights on turn signal off...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Srs VIN: 1HGCM566X3
This was all last Friday and over the weekend he had the light come again.. Had him bring it in assuming that I left a connector loose or something stupid like that.. He gets here and I scan and lo and behold no codes at all. HMMMMM.. Scan tool data stream sho...
1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JNKNG01D3R
Ok, here goes... This is a 1994 Q45. Customer stated that it had a misfire that would come and go when driving. The car would never duplicate in the stall. It skipped on us once on the test drive. The customer stated that the dealer said it need a fuel inject...
2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L locks , pass front window VIN: JNKDA31A13
Hello everyone, i've got this infiniti in today with power windows & lock problem . This vehicle was involved in driver side collision damage and both doors were replaced with doors off of 2001 infiniti model , door wiring harnesses were swapped out . Since th...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Battery VIN: SAJDA01C71
Hello Fellow Iatn Techs. I have here a 2001 (according to VIN) Jaguar S-Type 3.0L V6 in the shop right now that has a large battery draw/drain. I starts out drawing about 1150mA and then about 1 hour later, it drops down to 380mA. I pulled all fuses in the En...
2007 Jeep Commander 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ8HG48N07
This is our first 07 to give problems and I am at a bit of a loss. Came in with the above code and Mitchell said to perform an exhaust system integrity check for leaks (I did not do this) and then gave a test for the O2 sensor wiring. The #4 wire had to have s... Trouble codes: P013A
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22252
Losing injector pulse from #1 and 3 cylinders after about 20 secs. Of vehicle running. Replaced vis motors on intake. Performed compression check on all cylinders at 160 lbs.ive swapped injectors and coils, replaced all spark plugs, problem comes back to #1 an... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Starting VIN: SALTY6433A
When it is drove till the engine is warmed up.Turn Engine Off and Sometimes it won,t start back up.It will crank but not start.Then after a few minuts it will fire right up and run fine.No Codes.And they won,t the gas filter replaced and I Can,t find the gas f...
2000 Lexus IS200 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JTDBS18280
Hi We have this Lexus in for non start. It starts & runs for about 5 sec & cuts out. Restarts & cuts out again - as many times as you want to start it. Fuel pressure is good & holds. There is a vacuum which is around 17" but it doesn't run long enough for much... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter), P1305 (Igniter), P1310 (Igniter), P1315 (Igniter), P1320 (Igniter), P1325 (Igniter)
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Blower Motor VIN: JM1TA2214W
New Vehicle in shop, blower motor runs when power and ground applied directly to motor but switch will not activate motor. Display will show increase in speed and I can hear the high speed relay activate but motor will not turn, where specifically is the blowe...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L park lock VIN: WDB2100652
hi, have fitted new EIS unit,every thing works,but the park lock connecting cable slot in new switch is a different shape than the old switch,so when cable is attached cannot get out of park or remove ignition key,disconnect cable and key returns an extra 1/2 ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I had this car come in on a hook and the customer states that he went through a carwash and the passenger floor flooded with water.There is alot of water for that to be true but stranger things have happened. L...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: WJGAB54E5Y
Car towed in for crank no start, first thing I checked is to see if the little red LED blinks when you turn the ignition on, and it blinks. So tested fuel pressure and found none, due to relay not activating. found relay to have proper 12 volts on circuit 15 a...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Battery VIN: WDBRF40J64
Customer Complained That Light Was Coming on saying Visit work Shop . Light comes on and of in dash while driving. Then Battery went dead While driving. We replaced Battery & Alternator and still having same problem. Found code P0620 Generator control circuit
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L active body control VIN: WDBPJ74J74
this car was brought in with leak from power steering pump with active body control. it had a red active body control warning light on the dash. did not check for codes at that time. i had found leak & thought new pump would fix the problem. installed new pump...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JA4MW31R61
I an trying to reprogram 2001 Mitsu. The Blue Streak tech help line assisted me in properly downloading correct files. PCM and calibrations are recognized, flash application will start; but will not continue past transmission info. The only thing we are not su...
2001 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1P3ES46C81
Customer stated check engine light came on while driving, then went out, then a short time later vehicle died driving down the road. Tried to start but no crank. I have vehicle now. No check engine light (light off at bulb check, never lights). PCM will not co...
2005 Pontiac G6 3.5L electric steering VIN: 1G2ZG52875
veh original problem was intermittent loss of steering assist has code p0545.replace steering torque sensor to correct problem.now it turns itself left by itself.torque pid is -10.50nm at rest.do i just have a bad sensor or am i installing incorrectly? we have...
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.9L noise VIN: 1G2ZH36137
this car came in with a whistling noise on accel. traced down to exhaust system. can duplicate noise with light goosing on lift. noise seems to start around last flex joint on exhaust and transmits all the way to the muffler. have dropped exhaust at coupling a...
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Running on one Coil VIN: WP0AB2961P
Car came in and is very hard to start. It's running on one coil. The rear coil is not firing. I switched the wires (green and black) from the firing coil to the dead one and it fires, so both coils are ok. Car also came in with a dead battery and the owner sai...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Valves VIN: WAUVC68E13
Sorry for the late close, here's what we found. The oil pump did fail causing the lifters to pump up. We were left with a miss in #4 cylinder due to a broken valve spring not returning the valve with enough pressure to adjust the lifter. All springs were repla...
2004 Audi A4 3.0L timing belt VIN: WAUJT68E44
Hi All Thanks for all 19 replies. Greatly appreciated. All but a couple said I Defently need the special tools to lock the cams. John at west coast garage was Willing to let me borrow the tools required. So thank you all for your time, and a special thanks to...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L vibration VIN: XXXBW57032
Not sure if I should post this as a 'fix' or not. Although the vibration is not completely gone, I'm confident that it is a tire problem. Suggestions ranged from balancing the wheels on a road force balancer, nice suggeston, but I don't have one, and AFAI...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFA53561
Replaced Oil Separator/pvc assembly with hoses & Cleaned IAC valve , ( AIC valve was really dirty and sticky) . Problem went away , Vehicle runs great now .. Thanks to everyone !! Trouble codes: 222 (O2 Control Inactive After Timelimit), 204 (Idle Speed Plausability Leakage).
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: 1G1YY0783G
OK thanks to all replied first off could not be the injectors (they were all unplugged) and couldnt be a cam or crank sensor (doesnt have one) not distributor or icm great signal to the ecm and spark, unplugged both tps and maf, not a power or ground issue ...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Silverado 6.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GNGK26FOR
Well Robin, I looks like another evil case of solving crimes for everyone else but me. Too busy to work on my own junk, but I do have a new Standyne pump ordered and will get it on there and if I have more to report I will repost. Thanks for the help. Paul.
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT14X3T
thank u for all the help i checked all the grounds an changed the fuel pump just in case but no go thenks agine everyone have a blessed day
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Extended cranks VIN: 1GCHG35F8Y
Four replies: One said to check crank RPM signal with a scan tool while it is in its long cranking condition. Three said there might be a restrictive net/sock in the fuel tank. I will do these and thank you again!
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Head Bolts! VIN: 1GNDS13S95
What a turd!!! I took all the bolts and measured them, then I put some in and measured their bottomed out length and determined that they were not too long. I reinstalled the head and oiled the threads and heads/washers with oil and not one of them creaked and...
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 SXT 5.7L traler brakes VIN: 3D6WS26T59
it turns out all that is missingis the controller.this truck come from the factory wired and fused.there is a 4 wire plug down close to park brake-kick panel.it is green.you can get a plug with wires from the dealer it plugs right in.you use your own controll...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP52U1P
I took all the info and started applying them. I ckd my circuits that Paul gave me and I did find them finally in Mitchell. I started my search and by now I had a dead short because I couldn't even get to run position without popping the fuse. At this point I ...
1994 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L Electronic VIN: 1FTEX14N3R
first i would like to thank everyone who offered help steven your the man i found a loose connection in harness at speed sensor thanks again jimmy
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Thanks for all the help. Put the Veh up on jack stands, started and ran veh in gear, hit the brakes several times. Shut off veh and bleed brakes. I guess the air was removed from the abs while the veh was running. ALso found thet the owner had tristed the f...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU35P2X
hey folks a cople of you got it right on the money as is was a fuel quality issue i discovered it while i was checking fuel pressure it looked off color to me so i grabbed a empty cup and wouldnt ya know it water in the gas i tell ya its the simple things than...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3132Y
Thank you to those that replied, thoughts were wiring and PCM and timing. I had checked the timing after the belt change and was fairly sure that was not my problem. I decided to run a temporary wire from the PCM to the coil for the 2&3 cylinder, road tested ...
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L engine miss and lack of power VIN: 1FTPW14V57
even though the oil pressure wasnt low enough to turn the oil light on i warmed engine to temperature drained the 5w 20 out and and put straight 40 weight in and let engine idle for 30 minutes the oil pressure raised from 25 psi to 35psi and all the nioses and...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7238X
Thanks to everyone for helping out...turns out it was the grounds under the battery tray...they looked good and tested ok ...i did not see any corrosion on them...but i did as one tech suggested in another help request and used star washers and dielectric grea...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Temp Control VIN: JT68F10U6X
first off, thanks for the replies. unfotunatly it seems everyone thought this vehicle had the later style temp. controller utilizing the ribbon of the controller to the pc board. on this car that isnt the case. the hvac controls are directly attached to the pc...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation VIN: JM1NA3514L
1996 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BB1412T
Sorry I took the full 30 days to close this request. I just wanted to make sure I had a good fix. Thanks to those who replied. You appear to have knowledge beyond your years. This is one, way to complicated Evap system and the respondees led me to the ultimate... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfunction).
2000 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 4F4ZR17X5Y
Thanks to all that replied. The thump on acceleration turned out to be the slip yoke on the drive shaft. I did find a tsb on it. Pulled the drive shaft apart and it didn't look that bad, but I removed the old grease with a tooth brush and solvent, relubed...th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L wiper arm VIN: WDBGA33G2X
Thanks for the help, especially "Avinash from Tennessee" I was able to instruct my brother on how to remove the wiper arm, Thanks again.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA4MT21H31
well I figured out that the switches are bad but with all switches unplugged and ecu for 4x4 unplugged I still had voltage on two of the three yellow red wires . at this time cust has taken vehicle . I rec new switches as per tsb and to run two new wires . the...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNLCA31D1Y
M A F all day baby!!! Installed a REBUILT mass air flow sensor manufactured by Cardone, $88.12. Vehicle ran like brand new. As it turns out, the front of the trans was not painted but the starter base of trans case was. We cleaned this off, didn't help. Found ... Trouble codes: P0325.
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L turn signals VIN: 1G3WS52K1W
Sorry about the long delay in updating this post. I had a death in the family and I to take a leave of absence. Then my wife was badly burned while I was out of state.(She's doing better now). Anyway, this car came back for some unrelated work the other day, s...
2004 Saturn Ion Red Line 2.0L ignition VIN: 1G8AY12P74
Okay after several hours of troubleshooting, I found that the acc wire was not droping voltage. this wire is supposed to drop out and then the car knows to crank. The car lost comm. between the bcm and ecm but that wasn't the whole issue. the other issue was I...
2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ55F27
Pulled Valve cover and aired up # 4 with valves closed. Exhaust valves are definitely leaking by pretty good. With Saturn no more customer said put it back together and went and bought a Honda. Thinking about it a partially plugged injector making that cylinde... Trouble codes: P0304.
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF6353X
Sorry about the late post,forgot about it!! General consensus is to forget it,Unless you want to start swapping cylinder heads and other parts.In this case the timing belt broke so I have bent valves,the customer decided to scrap car.A very sincere thank you t...
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JS3TD03V1R
This one is gone apparently for certain. We had one person call us from CA saying that the ECM was bad and telling us that we could tell by removing the ECM, opening it up and checking the board. The board was good, so we looked for other things and basicall...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
The central comfort control module was the problem.Many replies said the module was on the floor pan but it is elevated above 13 fold fuse panel behind headlamp switch. There was no corrosion nor evidence of water intrusion inside the module so I guess she jus...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWPD63B01
I waited as long as possible to close this post since the otiginal excessive parasitic current draw problem had been random & I had my doubts that it was fixed. So far, all remains well, though I can't claim to fully understand what seems to have solved it. As...
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Engine VIN: WVWUK63B52
We ended up removing the other side valve cover and found the timing marks also off on that side, but not as much. According to the replies I received, engine work on these cars is at best difficult and filled with peril and liability. Engine must be removed ...
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