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1998 Acura RL 3.5L odometer VIN: JH4KA9661W
removed dash cluster replaced bulbs for illumination and now the odometer is inop only all 8s is shown and does not illuminate.all the gauges and lights work in the dash cluster. any help would be appreciated
2002 Acura CL 3.2L Drivers Seat Adjustment Switch VIN: 19UYA42492
This vehicle came into our shop with a defective seat track. The seat would not move. After replacing the seat track all was well with the vehicle. The vehicle owner later called and said that the DPMS Drivers position memory switch on the drivers door panel d...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: WAULL44E95
The car initially came in with multiple suspension fault codes. One of the codes was related to power supply to the compressor. (I do not have the codes that was registered anymore). It also had codes: 01772 Signal from Level Control Pressure Sensor (G291) 00...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L gauges VIN: WBABF4324R
car came in with the cluster is lighting up but the led read out is dead the gauges are dead also the power windows quit and the power door locks quit all at the same time Does anyone have any idea to what happened
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Oil Press/Level Indicator VIN: WBABS33431
This BMW came in with the oil indicator lamp intermittantly on. Sometimes it lights up amber and sometimes it is red. Another shop replaced the single wire oil pressure switch. With the key on and engine off the red oil pressure indicator is illuminated and wh...
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Oil Pump VIN: 1G4NJ52M9V
Hello fellow techs. This car came in originally with a missfire and noisy lifters. I assumed that the lifters were not getting oil because of sludge buildup and in turn causing the missfire to occur. I added and can of engine flush and let the engine idle fo...
2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Rear shocks VIN: 1G4HP52K83
Ok thanks for helping me out with this one. This is my first attempt at using IATN so be patient lol. I have a clunk coming from the rear shocks on this lasabra. It has air shocks where the strut and air ride are one peice. The customer came in and asked if we...
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hyd. lines VIN: 1Z87485422
Hello all, I have a 78 vette that we put a mstr cyl on, bled the system, gravity and manual. i am getting clear fluid from all 4 calipers, no air. pedal builds good pressure when not running, or when running with the vacuum line disconnected from the booster. ...
1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCBS14E5K
The vehicle runs much better when I created a vacuum leak by unplugging the MAP. PCM shows 25 in/hg with MAP vacuum unplugged. Engine vacuum at idle is 18-20 in/hg, but PCM only shows 9 in/hg with MAP plugged in. The truck is hard to start, hesitates when the ... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP Sensor Circuit Signal Voltage High)
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L battery draw VIN: 1GCDT19X2V
Can any one help with this S-10? It has a battery draw and I have found the draw when I remove one wire from the battery junction box.There are 5 studs on the battery junction box and if I take the one wire that is the second stud from the front of truck there...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH52K33
Hello techs. Got another problem on a gm. This one got towed in. No start no crank. Security light, service vehicle soon, flash on message to right of cluster. Back and forth with key on. Airbag light will flash then stay on. Abs light never comes on. Only bra...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start, VIN: 1B7GG2BYXR
Vehicle died while driving. Cranks but will not start. Verified no fuel pressure. Fuel pump not coming on. Replaced fuel pump. Vehicle still wont start. Vehicle blown fuse at auto shut off fuse from underhood junction box. Common issue with splice on this wire...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B4GP4438V
Vehicle will start and run. However, it surges and has a very unstable (hunting) idle. It hunts from 500 rpm to around 1100 as the IAC attempts to compensate. It stalls intermittently. Engine came to us with new plugs/wires. Someone had already cleaned the thr... Trouble codes: P0743 (TCC solenoid/relay circuit malfunction)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L flooding, hydro lock VIN: 1D7KU28D04
On morning cold start, if key is turned on and cranking commences 10-15 seconds thereafter, a light hydro lock occurs, followed by black smoke upon start up. If cranking occurs without delay, issue does not occur. Injectors are not leaking, they hold pressure ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF37F25
GOOD EVENING FORD 7.3L TECS. This truck was dropped off several days ago, complaint was, runs great 5 -100 miles. Stop for cup of coffee and truck will not restart, til it cools down for several hours. Cranks fine, lots of battery power, has rpm signal when cr... Trouble codes: P0476 (p0478-), P0478
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FMRU1760W
Customer complains of gurgling sound from under the dash on acceleration. We have confirmed this sound like air in the cooling system .. but coolant full in both radiator and reservoir. Any other shops that have issues like this ... we are familiar with work...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FTRW08633
wow this ones blowing my mind. Truck was towed in from another shop for head gaskets. Just can't seem to accept that. Press test. held pressure. Coolant was full when I got it, no coolant in oil, no sweet smell from exhaust. Test drove, no overheat great heat ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31L24
came in running surging no maf reading fuel press 45psi checked plug at maf 12volts good grd 5v rev then lost com with data pcm installled used pcm with same result
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMZK02185
Vehicle has a no start condition in the morning. The customer states that they have to hold the throttle open to start the engine.The vehicle was brought in for testing and while here it would start and run rough breifly then smooth right out. We replaced plug... Trouble codes: P0316 (missfire occured in the 1st 1000 rpm)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L transmission VIN: 1FTNX31Y75
what this truck does is drop the range select sensor reading while driving and put the vehicle in limp mode, start the tow haul flash. We have checked the wiringing multiple times to all the internal transmission components both from the pcm and the internal ...
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Right Turn Signal VIN: 1FMPU17516
Caling all Ford Techs, This Ford Expedition came in with the customer stating that the right blinker operation was intermittent and failed safety inspection. We found that the blinkers are perfectly fine until the headlights are turned on, at which point the ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Brakes VIN: 1GKDT13S94
This vehicle is driven daily by my wife. This problem surfaced a couple of years back but only happened every once in a while, maybe not more than a couple times in a year. Within the last couple weeks it has progressed to happening nearly every time you drive...
1984 Honda Wagovan DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JHMAN5529E
Wondering if any one could tell me how to adj the lambada adj screw on the carb had one of my employese adj the fast idle du he turned the wrong screw this is on my own vehicle . Tryed to set by ear . Better but not right alldata dosent give any specks or how ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD56685
car idles fine, runs ok on flat road but going up hill it dogs.it seems to get worse when it drops a gear to accel. engine is in good running condition otherwise, no codes in ecm. dropped catalitic converter, visualy inspected-okay. drove with cat off and runs...
2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Remotes VIN: 1HGCM56354
The customer had a right rear window motor burn up from the master swtich staying on .we rplaced the window motor and the switch block in the drivers door .everything worked .we though .he called back and said his remote do not work now. We looked up and found...
2008 Honda Fit 1.5L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10D64
Have all powers but the coils have no power, Fuse is ok to coils. Any help would be great on where to look. Just started up business and have no access to electric diagrams yet. Thanks
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L anti-theft VIN: 4S2DM58W13
we bought this car about 18 months ago with the rear axle inside the car with the ring and pinion melted, after much searching we found a rear axle and installed it, then the FUN started, the key we got with it was NOT an original key so it would not make the ...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L level sensor VIN: SAJKX624XW
Hey all Jaguar specialistas, Car came in on the tow truck, customer states "while driving car overheated on him he pulled over and got car towed in." Open the hood and see top radiator hose popped off (by the way he had radiator and fans replaced back in july ...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L fuel tank VIN: SAJDA41C43
This car had issues trying to fill the fuel tank, it shuts off before it is filled. We had replaced the fuel canister valve but same issue any help would be apprecitated. Stewart [...] www.stewartsauto.com
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L heating VIN: 1J4GL58K62
Hi Guys...I am just curious what could be the problem with this jeep. At idle, the heat is good...BUT..once you go down the road, it gets cooler and cooler. By the way, it does not overheat. 1 of my techs thinks it is the water pump. I believe it is the radiat...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R3L
This Naviagator is killing me. Car belongs to my parents neighbor. Replaced pump, relay, and repaired leaks two months ago when front end totally bottomed out and pump inop. The other day without warning, front end was down again. Right front is totally bottom...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L engine VIN: 4F4YR12C1W
Ford/Mazda guys I need your help. I have a 1998 Mazda B2500 p.u. reg. cab 2.5L. 2x4 5spd. Vehicle will run rough and at times die. When I perform wiggle test on engine harness near pcm/rear eng area engine dies. please advise me where the shorted or loose wire...
2006 Mazda B3000 DS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR46464
Greetings. I just installed a new 3.0 litre crate engine in the truck. I set the cam sensor and synchronizer with the ford factory tool. I am still getting the code though... Any thoughts? It runs mint besides setting the code... Trouble codes: P1336 (Misfire Monitor Hardware H CMP Misaligned H CKP / H CMP Noise)
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Low working pressure VIN: WDB1260226
This was a 280SE. Transmission was 722.300. We rebuilt this transmission - replacing all the seal rings, clutch plates and brake bands. But after reinstallation and test driving, the tranny seemed to start at 2nd but kicked down to 1st and start with a jerk at...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBUF65J23
car runs fine while drivingstart and stop no problem,if left out over night in -20 C it will not start and floods.put in shop over night starts fine.no codes trigered but when checking data on iscan cam signal comes back as signal implausible?also replaced #3 ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBUF82J54
car had intermittant stalling ,, only code was crank sensor po 335 ,, INSTALLED NEW SENSOR AND RETURNED CAR TO CUSTOMER car returned today and had crank code again ,, checked wiring and harness ,, no metal found on sensor , car has low mileage and no other i...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no comunication VIN: WDBSK75F84
Thnaks to all for any help. We are trying to do a state emission inspection. We are not getting any communication from the odb2 connector. there is no signal to pin #7 k-line of the connector. there is no signal at ecu. Thanks again for any help. Richie
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L control module VIN: WDBTJ65H07
Need help on this CLK350, it won't crank with the key. If I jump relay circuit 15 it cranks , starts and runs OK turning the key. I swapped both starting relay and circuit 15 relay with others (same part#) but no difference. on the diagram I can see circuit 15...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L random electrical VIN: 1MEFM55S74
Customer states that on occasion, car cranks but dosen't start. When this occurs he hears a clicking coming from the dash area, and sometimes door ajar light comes on. Gas mileage indicator seems to change by a larger than normal margin. So far, after waiting ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE3345T
Hello, We received this Mini on a hook yesterday. We don't know the car or the customer. The complaint was died while driving. Customer stated battery good, but when he tried to start the car, all the lights on the dash went dim, and the starter just clicked. ...
2005 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L Ignition VIN: 1N6BD06T85
Ok, guys im gonna need some real feed back, because ive done all the tests by the book and nothing makes sense. The back story is as follows, it came in running. It had an awful howling noise from the front. Took off the belt started it and determined it was u...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1P4GP44R0T
Hi techs, need some help with this one. This van runs terrible. It seems to have multiple misfires but no codes show up. with the scan tool plugged in the map sensor readings are off the charts. koeo the readings are 700 +/-. when you start it up its has troub...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L emission monito VIN: WP0AA2994V
Well I have a weird one here! I have this Porsche that I can not set the monitors ( secondary ait inj. catalyst, [...], evap)! Car has been driven for about 200 miles and still hasn't set! Battery has not die since replacing. When doing the drive cycle we d...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P94
The car was towed what I later found out from another shop. I tried to start it and the car starts than begins to miss, throttle starts to chatter and engine pops trough the intake.I pulled codes: P2135, P0121, P2179, P2177, P0336. Next I smoke tested the inta... Trouble codes: P2135 (accelerator module), P0121 (throttle pedal positon), P2179 (system off idle upper limit exceeded), P0177, P0336 (cranckshaft positon sensor A ciquit range), P0335 (cranckshaft sensor open cirquit)
2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Radio VIN: WPOCA29806
Cannot determine how to remove radio to verify presence of power at harness, have out the center A/C, and switch panel directly below that, also have removed switch panel directly below the radio, removed carpeted panels at forward most edge of console attempt...
1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK75E4N
I got this saab from some other shops but i got real luckey an it died the whole way it was just stalling. It did not have spark or injector pulse so i traced it down to the crank sensor common problem from what i can see. It has power going to it an ground bu...
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L shift down VIN: JT3AC22S5R
Hello Toyota techs, I have a customer with this high mileage previa. The van Idles irratically on a intermittent basis. Acts like its surging and Bucking. My first thougt was a loose timing chain except that it has a second symptom that developed at the same t...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L steering wheel VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
My mother purchased a 97 camry with about 40,000 miles from a dealer auction. She immediatly noticed that it had a steering wheel shimmy and vibration at around 70mph. I now own the car and it now has 235,000 and still has the same problem. I put new wheels on...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C21
Hello All I have this 2001 VW Beetle 1.8 LT AWV engine turbo that came in awhile back. The customer complaining of engine quiting when driving.I used VagCom and got these codes 16839 or P0455 large evaporative system leak 17743 or PO1335 engine torque monitor... Trouble codes: 16839 (large evaporative system leak), 16500 (engine coolant temperature sensor G62 implausible signal PO116 I have installed a new update), 17978 (engine start blocked by immobilizer P1570 intermittent), 17743 (Engine torque monitor 2 control limit exceeded P1335 intermittent)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L headlights VIN: WVWAYENO4U
Hi all I am asking the vw techs for some help.This is the family truckster and the headlights really dont help much at night.somedata is useless the wiring diagram looks hand drawn and all goes to the drl box. the headlights started changing in brightness mayb...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Vacuum Pump VIN: 3VWTH69M23
After shutting off vehickle and waiting 1 minute, you hear pump running. Can find no information in mitchell about system or what this was. Called dealer they said it was a auxiliary brake booster pump. Question is there is no info about this pump and pump wil...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L interior light circut VIN: 3VWSR31C26
Hi need some assistance here. got an electrical drain after everything goes to sleep of 350 ma. If I unplug the 10 amp fuse it drops to 10 ma. This is fuse 14 interior lights and central locking located in driver's side fuse block. Does anyone have an idea wha...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LS5543T
The car was in limp home mode, scan vehicle, (factory scan tool), PO734, (AT-324) Gear 4 ratio incorrect, upon road test with scan tool, the vehicle speed PID in TCM (kph), matches perfectly from 0 to 50 kph, once you pass 50 the scan tool speed becomes very e...
2007 Volvo S80 V8 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AH85247
vehicle came in cel on, no driveability symptoms. p0300-p0308 codes in memory. tcm code [...] in memory. currently no vacuum leaks, no misfire counts current, running very smooth. fuel trims are +7% LT both banks, at idle, and reach +13 LT steady both banks... Trouble codes: P0300, P7376

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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Steering VIN: WAULT68E62
Well must of u were right on it! the pump failed from having some pieces of the hose in the pump. after replacing suction hose it must of fell in! got a new pump, primed pumped and all is well again! never had that happen before but some of you guys were right...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L converter clutch VIN: WBADT63462
Well after finding another wiring diagram for the internal wiring harness, i went throught the wiring harness and verified all the wiring. I removed the TCM and energized each solenoid from the TCM connector, and they all clicked. The wiring was correct, so ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33443
Hi, Folks. I will have to close this post for now. The owner of the car is still coming to grips with the fact that he has a problem. I feel sure that the problem is lifter-related. Thanks for all the help. I will re-post if the car comes back in for the repai...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Air Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93505
Thanks for the responses. I never got an exact answer on the code I was getting but it seems it was set due to a out of range ride height at some point. I replaced the leaking strut and cleared the code. When this job really started to get interesting was when...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil Leak @ Intake VIN: WBAVB33576
Thank you to every one who replied. I did check the oild filter housing bolts, "all was good". After removing the stud and cleaning the stud hole, I ran the engine. No oil, so I reinstalled the stud with no sealant and the leak came back. So I removed the stud...
2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L No Start VIN: 1G6DW67725
well i got 5 replies all saying this can happen if car is putted around town. talking with customer this car hasn't gone over 40 mph all summer. told customer to take the out once in a while and strech it's legs. customer said will do so. thanx for replies.
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G13C5246W
Well i hope this makes sense to somebody.Ikept checking until i found that the fuse in the ip fuse block named cls/pcm would do the same as taking the battery cable off.i could take it out with the switch on and it dod not change anything.i could take it out w... Trouble codes: 107 (map sensor).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L loud grinding noise VIN: 1ZGCEK19T7
well i had a few good tips on things to check but now when the wheather got colder here in wis. it quit making any noises. the custemer is going to trade it off while its not making any noise so i guess i will never know what was making that noise. i want to t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Engine VIN: U92Z312184
The vehicle did not return after replacing both head gasket. When I replaced the broken valve spring last month I found that I reversed the gasket, they both sure looked alike. Before I removed the heads the second times, I did the chemical test and treached t...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L pressure hose VIN: 1GNDS13S43
thanks for the advise. however i deduced that since it was only vibrating in drive that it could be a mount issue, even though the mounts werent torn or outwardly damaged. so i physicly pushed the engine towards the drivers side (unloading the compressed mou...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Liftgate VIN: 2C8GP64L85
Sorry For Closing Late. Time Just Flies By When Having Fun. Anyways, Fixed & Gone. Had To Wait Till After Turkey Holiday To Get Van Back In. OK..Liftgate, Lubed The Hinges & Replaced The Lift Pistons. At First I Thought The Gate Didn't Take All That Much Stre...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
Hey GUYS!!! this one is fixed... I would like to Thank all of you that replied to my help request. Thanks Larry, Stuart, Albert, Richard, Patrick, Simon, Bruce, William, Joe, Simon and John. All of your replys had good information on the way the bus system wor...
2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B3EL36X13
Sorry about the delay in posting, been real busy as of late. I went ahead and replaced the rear o2 and sure enough the front o2 began switching properly. Careful with these the faulty rear o2 was stuck [...] (aprox 2.0V) which I interpreted as a properly operati... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 sensor b1 s2 voltage [...]).
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L Dual Mass Flywheel VIN: 3D7KS28CX6
new dual mass flywheel and clutch assemly was the answer. the flywheel had about the same amount of free spin left and right as the new unit but the old flywheel had some wear in the center of the hub allowing the friction side of the flywheel to pull out of c...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14C4X
thanks to everyone for your input. we found timing belt jumped teeth. thats one headache i hope i dont get again. you guys rock... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Courtesy Lights VIN: 1FTNX21S52
Thanks for all the replies, the customer asked that we just make it so the dome light would work with the dash switch and let it be done. Jumpers across the switch turned off the dash door open light. Customer satified and took the truck. Not really the conclu...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Running rich VIN: 1FDWF36Y05
Sorry it has taken so long to close this but it has been NUTS the past week. Sorry to say, this one is NOT fixed. All of you had some useful information however, we could not get to the bottom of it. Replaced all plugs, 4 coils, removed cat, replaced o2 that h... Trouble codes: P0141, P0446.
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1ZYFT80N35
Thanks to All Who Replied-- Iatn is Really A Huge Help!!! I'll Be Working on This Mustang in Mid December to Repair Gauge Issue. After Speaking With Jim in Oregon, I'll Hope The Reason For Failure is Related to Stepper Motor Issues With Instrument Cluster-- So...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Lags, won't Rev up VIN: 1GTHG35FXW
This was a nightmare but it is gone and running good according to the person who works for this company. I had to fix several problems all at once on this van 1. The fuel tank was going into a vacum. Thanks to Alex for a heads up on that one. I removed the cap... Trouble codes: P0266, P0275, P0284, P0301.
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHG35FXW
This was a nightmare but it is gone and running good according to the person who works for this company. I had to fix several problems all at once on this van 1. The fuel tank was going into a vacum. Thanks to Alex for a heads up on that one. I removed the cap...
2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Ignition VIN: JHMGD38657
OK,, I should not have gone against my gut feeling. But after seeing so many post's suggesting valve adjustment I proceeded with the adjustment. The customer did not want to pay for the adjustment because 2 dealerships had "already adjusted the valves". I pers...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L starts and dies VIN: KM85C73EX4
We received four replies however they did not solve the problen. We located a trouble shooter on the modis on the throttle body. We removed the throttle body and found the backside gummed up. vehicle will now idle correctly. Tnank you
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05YXW
Exchanged the distributor under warranty and now it starts and runs fine, but is has an intermittent problem becuase it choose's not to start randomly. Still looking into it. Thanks.
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Charging VIN: KNAGD12651
Thank you all for your help! it ended up being a faulty wire, with a voltage drop. corrosion was really bad inside the wire it actually had a bump that i felt on the wire its self. i appriciate all the help!
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV2286R
Due to work load, this vehicle was put on hold. We have not had time to follow up with the help the techs have given us in time before this post had to be closed I hope to have a follow up to this post later. Those who replied, thank you very much and I will...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L overdrive VIN: JTJHF10U32
found tcc solenoid thru alldata but sol. tested good, removed small sol. [black terminal]and found ground terminal had bad weld to housing. Car now runs great and no check engine light !Lexus was no help at all. thanks to all who helped and merry christmas O...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNHM97V7X
Thanks gents, it looks like i'll have to save up some money on this one, it's the old $800.00 from ford it looks like. No luck with any other sources for now. Thanks all the same.
1996 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR17X6T
Rechecked all wiring to ecm good.Unable to koeo test with scanner.Replaced ecm returned to customer been driving for two weeks with no return.Thanks for all that helped Trouble codes: P0304.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: BA48D5KA10
Greetings and thanks to all who responded! Alain and George sent me down a path that I would not have expected to fix this vehicle - secondary ignition. I performed a standard "old school" secondary ignition scope test and observed two of the cylinders to be a... Trouble codes: 3 (COOLANT TEMPERATURE one time).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA30D9K
We had to do a couple things to get the problems taken care of on this car. We retested the compression with the engine warm and the compression is now at 110-115psi. With help from IATN we found that the air fuel mixture is too rich. We adjusted the air fuel ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66EXN
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Head gasket VIN: 4JGAB57E65
We have the car fixed couple weeks ago, Just wanted to see if there will be any problem. So far it works ok, no misfire, no overheating. We had the heads resurfaced, to have smooth and even surface. Replaced valve guide seals. We did not reset valve seats as s...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L timing chain VIN: 1G2NE52F72
Hello, Thanks for all the replies! The shop manager finally listened to me and got me out of the nightmare and were installing a reman engine. it is an interference motor and if you have one with a broken chain, suspect bent valves/damaged pistons. thanks agai...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L MIL on VIN: YS3EB49EX3
sorry for the delay, but I have been at the mercy of the rebuilder. I got one reply about problems in the wiring harness that can occur when battery acid drips on the harness and settles at the lowest point in the harness causing corrosion. This was not the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCS21CX1
A new fuel pump fixed it. The replies about the ignition switch and the fuel pump relay didn't make any sense to us because as I said originally. The pump was running. You could hear it. If there was a problem with power getting to the pump, It wouldn't be run...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWSP61J72
Sorry that I can't give you a definitive answer to the fix on this car. The customer has made an appointment for me to look at the brakes further but failed to keep the appointment. I know that at some point he will be back with the car. At that point my first...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch VIN: WVGBC77L04
Verified engine and transmission software to be up-to-date, and fluid level is correct. At this point, I suspect a faulty valve body/transmission, but can't figure out a good way to prove it (code only comes back after about four days of driving).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Brake System VIN: 3VWSF71K86
Well, I can truly say I have egg on my face on this car. After all the work we did to resolve this problem I spoke to our local VW service manager who is a great help in times of trouble. He said these cars have a pedal that fades when pressure is applied. ...
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