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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Compressor VIN: JH4DC2392X
The a/c compressor will stay on and work fine at idle. When the vehicle is driven for approx. 4-5 miles the compressor cuts off. As soon as the vehicle comes back to idle the compressor comes back on and after acceleration it stays on for a shorter period of t...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAUYP54B81
Hello all, This Audi Allroad came in after the customer drove over a speed bump at a normal speed, then the rear suspension dropped. We pulled codes 01772, 01400 with our VAG 1551. We attempted to test the system but only succeeded in lowering the front. We ca...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Door locks VIN: WBAHD6325S
The power door lock system is not working properly. When you try to lock (with the key, the remote control or the door knob), it locks all the doors and then unlocks immediately all the doors. Try a second time and it works fine, until the next time. To unlock...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L mode doors
Greetings fellow techs, Got this 1998 Buick Park Avenue late in the day with the customer complaint of the AC/Heat not switching modes. Everything is coming out the center vents no matter where the control is set. There are no codes in the system. Normally I w...
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Starter, DRL, OD VIN: 2GAWF52L3X
I get all the junk. This S/C regal came in with the customer stating that he hit a bump and now the car wont crank. I was trying to test the starting system when the auto headlights came on and the vehicle began to start every time. Then the lights went off ag...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 3G5DA034E4
There is an intermittant vibration felt in the steering wheel mostly when making right turns. It also can be felt when parking the vehicle and the steering wheel is moved slightly. It is accompanied by a slight whine. System was flushed using BG products. Coul...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Not sure VIN: 1G6KS54Y9X
There is a distinctive random knocking occuring in the flexplate area that is liken to that of a loose torque converter nut(s) when listening with a stethescope. We checked the crankshaft end-play and it measured .011- well withing spec. I know that these 4.6L...
2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Sensors VIN: 1G6KD57Y17
I am not sure the system was working correctly in the first place as displayed tire pressures were inaccurate across the board. If a sensor is bad how do you know? The left tires will not cause a system chirp when changing pressure in those tires while in the...
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M5Y
vehicle came in barely idling with definite rich smell, chugging exhaust output. does this all the time worsens as engine warms up. stalls when in gear especially on brakes. checked vacuum leaks, all parts listed were tried and or replaced. ohm'd harnesses inc... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1DCCS19W71
Truck drives and idles fine, but while driving when you let your foot of accerator truck adles high 2200 rpm if while you are cruising and push in trhe clutch truck idles high when you hit the brake the truck comes down to normal idle during the summer months ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Glow Plugs VIN: 1GCHK23163
Unit came in on the hook and would crank and no-start. Hooked up scan tool and began to diagnose. No DTC's, unit had good cranking speed (book calls for 100RPM cold and 180 warm) unit was at about 140. Desired FRP is 25-40 and actual is running dead on. Interm...
2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13X74
we verified the codes cleared and reset. went through the diag for p0135 assuming the cause might be the same for all 3 codes. the diag led us back to needing an ecm, and since we have had to replace ecm's for this problem in s-10s before it seemed reasonable.... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2 Sensor heater performance bank 1 sensor 1), P0141 (HO2 Sensor heater performance bank 1 sensor 2), P0155 (HO2 Sensor heater performance bank 2 sensor 1)
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZT55485
This is mainly just for information. I got all of these codes when the car first arrived. I cleared the codes and immediately P2125 and P2138 came back. Upon testing the wires i have found that the LT/BLU wire is open. However, the wiring harness runs undernea... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Problem), P0826 (Up Down Shift Switch Circuit), P1125 (TP/APP Sensor Circuit Problem), P2120 (APP Sensor 1 Circuit), P2125 (APP Sensor 2 Circuit), P2138 (APP Sensor 1-2 Correlation)
2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12Z76
Hey all. I have a problem with a 2006 Avalanche with all signs pointing to the PCM. You don't see to many PCM problems these days. Nothing personal, but I hope somebody else has had this problem. The truck came in on the hook. Customer complained of check engi... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/baro sensor low voltage), P0068 (Airflow performance)
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GNFK16337
First, thank you. This truck was on a trip and the oil pressure gauge went to o customer said engine sounded fine so they drove home with it, about 100 miles. I attempted to check oil pressure just to make sure but you have to have a special adapter to hook on...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L P/S Pump VIN: 2G1WB58K79
Replaced p/s pump approx. 2mos. Ago for being noisey but has assist. 1mo. Later vehicle came back with pump screaming,no assist, and fluid puking out cap.replaced pump under warranty,flushed out system again all was well and proper, sent vehicle home. Agan 1 w...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L Computer Engine System VIN: 2C3HD46J8X
Vehicle is not starting, and there is no communication between scanner and engine. I am using a Snap-on MODIS Scanner, when connected it to this vehicle, it will communicate with everything except Engine. Under Body Control Module information, through scanner,...
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L numerous VIN: 2C3JA53G55
The lights pulsing seems to last for 10 seconds or so when first started cold, then it stays steady it may or may not pulse again if the car sits for several hours. Since replacing the alternator the pulsing will now int happen while driving and also seems to ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L reverse VIN: 1B7KF26W5S
this truck is a night mare it came in originaly with a now moving complaint found burnt od clutchs and other burt parts replaced all bad parts reinstalled left here with no problems truck came back a week later no reverse pulled down valve body air tested forw...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18D14
Hello all again. This truck came as major collision repair and a no-start. I'm unsure the extent of the repair, but I have a no-crank condition. The PCM isn't grounding the starter relay. When I bypass the relay I still have a no-start condition. My red led in... Trouble codes: P0513 (No Skim Key / Skim error)
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L3W
Thanks in advance.this come to me running very poor misfire,stall etc.there are no codes at all.fuel trims short and long are way high,long term at 40.6 short at 32.5 maf readings would flux 2.5 gms then would go to 7.6 at idle.checked and found connector lose...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F7X
I thought that maybe it was like the newer ones and had a secondary filter, it does not. verified no power to frame mounted pump and inertia switch. Checked fuel pump relay and found there is no listing for the six relays under the hood, in either the owners m...
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
This vehicle has a popping noise unknown driveline area. If you are under acceleration it will POP. At times it sounds like the rear and at times the front. Sounds very similar to a broke flex plate, but it isnt. Acts like engages 4wd but doesn't seem to be. W...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTRF17Z5X
This vehicle came in after autozone told him he needed a mass airflow sensor for a P0171 lean code he had. He said he replaced the mass airflow sensor and relized it made no real difference and brought it to me. There is no codes pending or present at this tim... Trouble codes: P0171, P1137, P1157, P1131, P1151
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 7.3L pto / idle up VIN: 1FDXF46F41
Vehicle was brought in for oil change and parking brake cables. Vehicle left everything was working. Customer brought the vehicle back stating the pto and the idle up are not working and that they were working before we changed the oil. We did disconnect both ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L head VIN: 1FTWW32P94
We would like to know if y'all ever use old head back on. We would like to put just new head gasket on. In the pass we have allway put new heads on. Just like some more info if we can REuse the old head, after we have them ck out to be sure they are good. Than...
2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L spark plugs VIN: JF1SF6359W
OK Fellas. I know there are numerous hits for 5.4 Triton 3 valve spark plugs on IATN. hERES THE KICKER. wHAT TOOL HAVE GUYS EXPERIENCED TO WORK BEST? mY sNAP oN dealer stocks a Lisle [...] PLUG REMOVER. Has anyone had good luck with this tool on this applic...
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Odour VIN: 1FTRX14W87
Customer states that there is an odour of gasoline coming from the dash vents at idle, smell disappears as soon as truck is moving. Checked under hood, no fuel leaks at fuel rail, injectors or lines. Looked in IATN files, nothing found, no TSB's, no lights on ...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKGK26U91
Hi guys, got a s.o.b. here, this truck will set misfire codes at 70 mph cruise intermittently. the ses light will flash but no misfire is felt. it sets cyl 1 and 6 misfire codes. we changed the fuel pump and filter per customer request with no change. I have s... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: CD5637TA11
hello everyone. hope there is some honda guys out there.trying to put timing belts on. allready having trouble.can,t get the lower cover off.not enough room.the timing alignment pointer hit the inner fender.i could cut it off and it looks like it might come of...
2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Ignition VIN: JHMGD38657
The customer complaint is that the vehicle runs rough and stalls on cold starts. Not as often when outside air temp is warm. When its cold it happens all the time. Codes P0300, P0301, and P0302 set consistently. The vehicle has been brought to us warm everytim...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L lock cylinder VIN: JNKCA21D2V
1997 Infinity I30 arrived at my shop with broken key inside ignition lock cylinder. Attempt to replace just lock cylinder but unable to remove outer metal cover holding lock cylinder. Alldata is of NO HELP in this area :( . Does anyone have some insight as to ...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L heating system VIN: SAJDA24CXY
i have jaguar vanden plas that has no heat. the car heats up and the inlet tube to the matrix gets hot 165+ but heat in the cabin remains nill.i have unplugged the heat valve and doesnt seem to make a difference. the valve is receiving 6.5 volts.the matrix out...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
We have this Jeep that came in for a low idle and stalls at stop cold. It would idle rough on first start in morning but would clear up after it started to warm up a few minutes. I also now have a code p1686 for "no sentry key immobilizer bus message" and at t... Trouble codes: P0171, P1686
2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: KNDUP13153
this kia is very strange . if you accelerate to full throttle from a stop the rpms will go up to 5000rpm amd you will be going about 30mph but the car wont shift to second gear unless you back off of the throttle a tiny bit. then it will shift . if you acceler...
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L starter VIN: SALAG25466
Just installed a new CJB central junction box for a door lock issue and now the vehicle will not crank, has code p0513-00 "incorrect immobilizer key" current. using the autologic, one would think that it would be a simple programming issue, got the correct dow...
1996 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JM3LV5221T
Greetings. This MPV had a classic symptom - brake pedal drops away at a stop - no external leaks. Replaced the master cylinder with a new unit from Napa and bled system. Same problem. Tried one from WorldPac - same condition. Ditto for a new Dorman. No air in ...
2005 Mazda Miata 1.8L Reverse VIN: JM1N133548
Customer brought in vehicle for a simple drain and fill on his 6sp manual transmission mx5 (miata). After drain and fill the vehicle won,t go into reverse gear. After further searching and talking to the tech who did the work. What i have found out is that the...
2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L 4wd drive VIN: 4M2YU57196
Came in with a service 4wd light flashing 10 times and DTC p1825 4wd clutch relay open circuit. I checked the fuses #35 and #10 good voltage at both pulled fuses looking for burn marks anything, all looked good. Pulled consol and, 4wd module. I checked voltage...
1976 Mini cooper sedan 1.8L dash lights VIN: XK2S1C3552
I have a customer with this Mini. I'm looking for a wiring diagram for it. His complaint is that the dash lights don't work. At the same time the turn signals on the dash glow dimly. I have checked the grounds although I haven't experienced the problem. I just...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WMWRE33506
Hey everyone, I know it's Thanksgiving weekend, so any ideas you can share I greatly appreciate! I appologize in advance for the long post, trying to get my whole thought process in there for you. This car has me stumped. I've had it in on 3 ocassions for th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire.)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L lack of power VIN: 4A3AC44G71
I hope someone with a similar experience can help me out with this one. I had a customer request a cylinder head gasket for a overheat condition. He told me that another shop had already done a leak test on it and said that it had failed. I did no testing on i...
1993 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L unknown VIN: 1N4BU31F3P
THis car has a very long crank to start when op temp is reached. Will idle perfectly, but dies when the pedal is depressed. Will drive near perfect as long as the loop is not closed(engine cold). About 10 min after running, this car has no acceleration. Fuel p...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L front rotors VIN: JN1DA31D32
Front rotors warp under normal driving. I have road tested and check temp on all rotors and found no problems with temp. removed each caliptors and check them to find nothing wrong. Check abs system for codes none found. The only thing I havnt done is put fact...
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L blowing cold air and leaking colant VIN: 1N4AL11D65
so i have read that the car most likely does have an air pocket in it. but i was wondering if the a/c compressor sould run when the system is set off of the defrost position. There is a leak some were that I have not found. I have doone a pressure test and fou...
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L throw out bearing VIN: JN1AZ34D35
Sounds like the throw out bearing is making noise (sometimes) when you push the pedal down. lift off the clutch pedal, noise goes away. This would be the third throw out bearing in less than a year. Nissan throw out bearing to boot. Any ideas what might be cau...
2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L electric windows VIN: 3N1BC13E87
Vehicle came in with none of the windows working. Seems I am not getting power to the window motors. Customer states that the window quit working 1 by 1 over a period of time. They did not all go out at the same time. I shot power to each window to make sure t...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Suspension VIN: YS3EH45GX1
I am attempting to order suspension parts to repair crash damage and I can't remember how to determine the order of the suspension codes on the under hood VIN plate. I believe that the first two letters are the spring codes but can't remember the remaining cod...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Transmission VIN: YS3DF55K42
Replaced right front axle/ vibration under load better but still noticable. Replaced left front axle better but still small vibration under load.left bearing/bushing seems to have more play than usual /are these common for wearing out and cause vibration. Ps.c...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Stall VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
Car has code 1305 which says igniter bank 2. We replaced spark plugs and coils recently. The car drives then stalls, but then starts up again.
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L power windows, a/c, abs VIN: 5TELU42N15
i have checked everywire under the dash around the steering wheel and body ecu can not find i short. i have replaced the body ecu and it didnt fix it. i have check to see is there is any water in any of the juc. blocks and cant find any signs of it. but if i u...
2007 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Airbag Warning Light VIN: JTEHD21A27
Hi guys,This is a quick & easy one I'm sure somebody knows the answer to. The body shop next door asked us to clear an airbag fault in this vehicle. The airbag light is on, there are no faults stored in Airbag or Occupant Detection. The L/F seatbelt was deploy...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSC81H6S
This Jetta when you start it cold will fire up & idle normal but as soon as you touch the accelerator the idle starts to fluctuate and when you increase the throttle there is hesitation that feels like misfire. this last for about 2 minutes and then the engine...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Lighting VIN: 3VWBR31C64
Customer replaced the left low beam bulb (H1) 4 times in the last 6 months. He has asked us to look at it and determine why this is occuring. All connections are tight. proper voltage and grounds at this time. There is moisture build up in the main headlight c...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Brake System VIN: 3VWSF71K86
This car came in with the brake pedal fading half way. It has four wheel disc with Ate ABS system and ESP traction control. We blocked off the lines as explained below. The front brakes are making the pedal fade. Check all slides and pad movement at calipers, ...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Fuse #40 VIN: 3VWRL71K59
Hey Volkswagen techs need help with this one customer came in and complained of fuse #40 blowing after a while. Customer went to dealer when vehicle was under warranty and found no problems with the circuit. They replaced the fuse and sent him on his way. Well...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9619S
Car came in running rough engine lite on code 1-2-3 temp sensor. Replaced broken thermostat replaced sensor under thermo replaced known good ecu under right kick panel turned on the abs lite duh replaced know good ecu under left kick panel #0261 203 450 all to... Trouble codes: 123

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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18222
thank you ,everyone.i went after the engine codes first like everyone said. found that under the upper intake plenum, down in the valley a mouse had decided to eat the wire to the knock sensor.i replaced the knock sensor along with wire sub harness, cleared th... Trouble codes: P0325, P1740, 77 (vtm pcm).
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA56843
Many thanks to all that replied. I should have asked if anyone had broken the crank bolt off. I used heat,called in a moble tire truck. We broke two 19mm sockets, one snap-on, one napa with a 3/4 impact wrench. I was scared that if we tried the one inch impact...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L noise VIN: WAUVC68E24
customer decided not to go further at this time since there was no running problem, other than noise. but it did seem to come from the suction pump area(replacing suction pump would have been my next step) thats to everybody for input
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L blower motor VIN: WBAHN37441
lots of responses and all said the same thing. replaced final stage blower resistor and problem gone. Thanks everyone for their help!
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Final Stage Unit VIN: WDBGA33E3S
Thank you for the replies. I had to do exactly what you said and what I anticipated all along. It was pretty simple really but AllData threw me off with the whole "Remove from the engine side" instructions. I had to remove the glove compartment and remove th...
1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4CU5210W
Thanks for the input. After checking grounds, which were ok, we installed an ignition switch. All seems to be well after driving the car over the long thanksgiving weekend. Thanks again, another job well done.
1994 Chevrolet Astro CS 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDL15W3R
Sorry all I got alot of good ideas but none of them solved my problem. I am currently waiting on a PROM for the van. But there is an issue on finding one. So thanks to all that tried to help. Trouble codes: 45 (rich exaust).
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L radio? VIN: 1G1NE52J33
Thanks to all that offered help. Charles [...] had the right fix. Once I read the replys that you sent, I asked the customer if he had any problems with his door locks and he did. The problem was that the drivers door lock would stick, causin...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Stall VIN: 3GBKC34F31
we added a relay for lift pump - will run fine after over night start up other disel boards suggested adding relay done will see how it turns out
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L guages & warning lts VIN: 1G1NE52563
I did swap out a known good ignition switch, and had no change. Customer decided they wouid sell the car as is, and declined any further repairs. I believe with the amount and nature of the water damage it is just a big can of worms to me, and I am happ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Shift points, and no shifts VIN: 1GCHK23194
This truck is not fixed. We done several alldata flow charts and always came down to nothing wrong, because it was so intermittent. We had it for a week and drove it and it happened once. Replaced Ign switch but didnt help. Going to have customer take back to ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Flywheel VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC13077
well,i checked all wiring,grounds-ok.installed wheel bearing and fuel pump,sender assembly which was broken from accident and holding the sender float up-gauge problem.ran vehicle ,no problems.customer has it back and driving also.i think it was a software gli...
2000 Ferrari SCAGLIETTI .0L shift control VIN: ZFFAY54B00
thanks for the recomendation to subscribe to ferrari, i'll fix the car by some pdf files related to the transmission diagram and parts location, its working good now, thanks to all,
1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L fail visual inspect VIN: 1FTCR14U0P
the customer never came back. i am closing it because the customer didn't want to bring vechicle back so the boss could take a look at it. i had 7 out of 8 people tell me that i was wrong. i still think there is a loop in this system.
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU22X5S
crank signal good/changed relays good check engine lite works lost scan tool data after trying to restart replaced ecm good
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
Verified that each oxygen sensor heater was getting proper voltage, but found no ground control from PCM. Advised customer that PCM would need replacing, said he would get it taken care of at a later date. Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Heater B1S1), P0141 (O2 Heater B1S2), P0155 (O2 Heater B2S1).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S81
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Circulation VIN: 1FTSW31F31
Well this is an odd one. After all the parts and fighting. Put head gaskets in truck new water pump 4 thermostats new rad hoses. Ended up being #7 injector sleeve cracked. The odd part was no diesel in coolant at all went to pull sleeve out it came out easy l...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNS24292
Hello Everyone after this engine warms up it idles fine.It only idles fast on cold start up for about 3 to 5 seconds this may be normal customer is going to go ahead and drive it if it gets worse he is going to bring it back.
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP404X2
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMRU15W13
after running a relative compression test and subsquent tear down we found a broken tensioner on the driver's side causing the chain to be off one tooth. Low compression on 4 cyls is enough to create negative fuel trims. Trouble codes: P2196 (Bank 1 sensor 1), P0171 (Bank 1).
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Engine VIN: 2HGEJ6673V
Sorry guys for taking so [...] to closed this one. Here is what happened I send the head to machine shop, before I send it out I marked it. So when I got it back it was not the one I game them.but it did look good so I went on with the job and it came up good?...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Heater VIN: 1HGEJ6572W
Replies mentioned checking flow through radiator and heater core, block testing, air in cooling system and the mixture door. An OE thermostat is what fixed this vehicle. The OE water pump impeller was slightly different than the aftermarket one I took out - ...
1988 Jeep Wrangler Laredo 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2BCCV8145J
Hey everyone...sorry for the late post, I ended up ordering a reman. carb and this fixed the problem. I couldn't find a replacement sol-vac valve so I left it off when I installed the new carb and it seems to work fine. I was going to rebuild the old carb but...
1989 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT37L8K
I want to thank all who responded. There were alot of good suggestions. There was a suggestion to lower the crank sensor and replace the wiring harness from the crank sensor to the computer. We did lower the crank sensor and the harness was replaced, but it st...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L transmission VIN: S83C542292
It was stated "that it sounds like the parking paw is not releasing". We,ll that was cause of the noise. After taking the OD unit off the transmission we found the Over Drive clutch Wave Spring had broke into 4 pieces. The pieces were projecting out from the O...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Differential VIN: SALTP19464
first i want to say thanks to everone.somehow the owner had knocked the shift lever to the left locking the rear was pretty hard to move it back to the right.that was the problem.ever thing works great now.thanks.JGS
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L passenger side door locks VIN: SALAG25466
I had ordered 2 new passenger side latches/locks plugged the front one in and had the same result, will lock but not unlock, checked the wiring and splices for the tenth time, and decided to order a new CJB, CENTRAL JUNCTION BOX. installed this unit and it fix...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Thanks to all who replied,it turned out I had 2 bad coils. One of them I warrantied out using a denso (hopefully better luck then the wells I originally used). I marked the coils and moved them to another cylinder and went on a nice long test drive, and finall... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl. Misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 6 misfire), P1315 (Igniter circuit fault 4), P1325 (Igniter circuit fault 6).
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L oil pump VIN: 1N6DD26Y1W
Removed the timing chain cover to inspect the sealing washers between the cover and the engine block. Found that the aftermarket seals that were supplied with the timing chain set were slightly smaller and did properly seal, causing the oil pump to suck air an...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4TAVN73F2S
thanks to everyone's help i finally fix this toyota what we ended up doing its. we pull the heads and replace the head gaskets we send the heads to the machine shop and they told us those heads are warped so they surface them and reinstall the heads and gasket...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L SRS system B1793 VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Well, the good news is that I did figure out what's wrong with this car. The bad news is that I cannot confirm the fix. The 1793 was created because the OCC module was not sending power out to the sensors; it was a bad module. I actually took the module apart...
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L oil pump VIN: 5TDZK23C67
We removed the engine to get to the oil pump and we replaced it. The new pump came with a releaf valve so that is new. There is no oil pumping at all. We installed the 2 o rings that go to the filter and cooler. We replaced the oil pump gasket that feeds the ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L stops running VIN: 3VWBF61C6W
This is so fixed! A new fuel filter from V.W. did the trick. I was thrown-off because the car came into the shop with an aftermarket filter on it, so I had replaced it with the same type as the one that I removed. I ordered a factory filter, but it didn't have...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L brake light switch VIN: WVWPD63B01
This was a Nightmare -- Turns out there was a leak at the cabin air filter allowing water into the car -- the Body computer- on the passenger side front floor- was under 4" of water... drained water - removed computer and dried it out for about a week-- custom...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L srs light on VIN: 3VWCD31Y24
After tracing the k-wire to the ECM, TCM, ABS module,SRS module,and comfort convience module and radio. The voltage at the DLC pin #7 would remain around .50 volts. The only thing that would affect the voltage at pin #7 at DLC was turning on and off the headli...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L cam seal VIN: YV1SW61R41
dwayne and dave had it right, the vvt actuator was worn to where it moved in and out. got a new one it reduced this movement to about .005". im going to cut old one apart to see what wore out.thanks for help
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