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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start, One cylinder fires VIN: WAUDD68DXY
I really need some help on this one. I am still having problems with this car. I will start with what it is doing. It cranks and gets fuel but no ignition except on one cylinder. I replaced the Power Stages and one bad coil I found. When cranking it fires an i...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Electrical VIN: WBAGF6321S
I was just wondering if anyone could tell me where the central locking remote control, and liftgate lock switch are? I have searched for hours online and on mitchell, and alldata. I have a short to ground on fuse 58 and there was too large of a fuse installed ...
2004 BMW 760Li 6.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAGL83524
Hi BMW Gurus, We replace all the spark plugs and 1 ign. coil due to the misfire at no.12 cyl. Now the misfire is gone.But the engine cuts off still occur. Any one could give us a clue,why it shuts off suddenly any time after start,at idle or why you're driving... Trouble codes: 2749 (P0312 Misfire cyl. 12 detected in DME), 51AC
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Melts coil VIN: 1GYEK13R6Y
Now two coils replaced and two ignition modules replaced, sets code p0315 intermittently after module fry's. Good voltage and square wave coming from PCM to module. Coil power and ground all good. We are currently out of ideas after testing all known wiring an...
2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DR57V78
Happy holidays, We have this caddy that very intermittenly sets the code p2097, We have tryed to get this car to set this code on us, but no luck. At times will take a week to come back, have monitered all data on road and no other codes set, fuel trim bank 1 ... Trouble codes: P2097
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 5456466544
Vehicle came in for low coolant light. Coolant looks like normal nasty dexcool sludge. Customer is unreachable to find out if they keep adding coolant or not. I took it upon myself to pressure test cooling system. Pumped up to 15Lb and drops down to zero in ab...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23122
Greetings all. I have a Duramax that is being particularly honery. It will intermittantly set a MAF code P0101. Freeze frame data is as follows... Engine RPM 681, Coolant Temp 147 degrees F, Vehicle speed 1 mph, Intake Air Temp 106 degrees f, MAP 25.40 iHg, MA... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Range performance)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 17E3146310
Ok, loads of fun,cust. came in wanting glow plugs replaced, replaced and next day cust. called and said the ck eng light was BACK on, they said thats why they wanted them replaced, anyway, this is a calif system and my voltage is at 1.2v which NORMALLY means t... Trouble codes: P0380
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4545A06893
Hi guys I have a Chevrolet Avanlanche 2003 it cuts out on load about 25% of load when it's hot (in close loop). It's the same that if i shut off the key and i come on. I have 2 codes P0101 Mass air flow performance and P0300 Random missfire. I have changed 2 ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass Air flow performance), P0300 (Random missfire)
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13Z44
Cust brought vehicle in due to a no start problem. She said she had to open the throttle or "pump the gas" to get it started. Of coarse the truck has not failed at all since we have had it. All readings are normal at this time. The only code in the pcm is p017...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13V64
Thanks in advance for your help. Please read related history and repairs before replying. This is my bosses truck and we are at a loss. It misses only at idle, runs great going down the road. It is missing mostly on Cyl. #1 and slightly on #8. You can watch it... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl. misfire)
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GZT51F86F
The customer told me this vehicle had stalled & would not restart intermittently. After they let it sit for a while it restarted. I have not yet duplicated this condition. I scanned the codes & I had history codes P0506 & 120. I checked the failure records for...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Noise VIN: 1GNFK16327
After previous repairs all noises gone except for a rattle when driving down road hitting bumps. I have reinspected front end and can find no loose parts. I found a tsb for noise in front due to struts leaking and strut bumpers being to tight. I replaced the s...
2005 Chrysler Ram 2500 5.9L engine VIN: 3D7KS28C65
Hi Guys, I hope this is an easy one. I have a customer with a 2005 Ram 2500 w/5.9L diesel. The motor has one bad cylinder, and with the mileage it has(almost 200k), he is interested in replacing the motor with a good used one. We located one out of a 2006, I w...
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3JA43R95
As I said above, this 300 runs like a top, but keeps setting misfire on number one even with new coil and new fuel injector. It also has new plenum gaskets. It only shows misfiring on my scope when it is idling, once driven, it has no misfires until you return... Trouble codes: P0301 (number one misfire only on idle)
2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L defrosting windows VIN: G67H812487
Hi all, we actually have 2 identical cars with this same issue, both 07 chrysler 300's, 3.5 v-6, auto transmissions. Both customers are saying that the heater on defrost setting will not clear frost from the side windows, and ice will buildup on the door glass...
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start
This van was towed in as a no start. Has fuel pressure at the rail. No spark. checked B+ at coil no power. checked reference voltage to crank and cam sensor nothing. swapped ASD relay still remains as a no start. every so often when i key on it will show volta...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X3Y
Vehicle sets P0301 cyl1 misfire after very extended driving maybe [...]. Replaced all ign. components except coil and dist. Swapped fuel injectors. You can see #1 cyl count misfires when at idle in gear but no other cyl show misfire count is so low that it ... Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18D03
Vehicle came in as a died while driving followed by a no start condition... Vehicle was severely flooded so changed the oil and all 16 spark plugs. Squirted some oil into each cylinder to try and bring the compression up... Just wondering if anybody has seen a...
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L Spark VIN: 1FTEF15Y2T
Truck came in a couple of times check engine light on code p0384 cran position b sensor which is in the distributor, replaced distributor and couldn't set timing harmonic balancer was bad, replaced it customer didn't make it home. Stalled out. Got it back to t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FTSF31F8X
Thanks in advance for any assistance. I have no history on this vehicle, was just purchased by a coworker. The truck came in for oil light coming on after being driven a few miles. Verified complaint and checked oil pressure at idle and found 4psi and then c...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCKE39L64
at 55 mph runs like cat converter is stopped up. transmission doesn't want to shift to 4th or will down shift to 3rd if in 4th. let off accelator it will shift on 1st or 2nd attempt. does not do this everyday. after it shifts it will run as fast as you want. 7... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P2196, P2198
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Coolant VIN: 1FTNX20PX4
Thanks in advance. I replaced coolers due to blown EGR cooler 2K miles ago. Customer called and said oil in coolant now, degas bottle over flowing. This wasn't occuring before I replaced the coolers. I am having it towed to me. My question is: will blown head ...
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAHP56S14
Vehicle was driven in by a mature customer with underhood noise he suggested may be an AC pulley on mon afternoon- temp about 20 out, went to pull in tue am and vehicle would not idle, had to 2 foot to keep running to enter bay, call to cust said was always ga... Trouble codes: P1000, P0511, P1633 (KAM low)
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pcm VIN: 1FTYR10D84
hello,we have a 2004 ranger that came here from another shop,they changed plugs and wires did a coolant flush and installed a new thermostate. the engine will shut down from code p1285 (cylinder head overtemp)ONLY when you get on the freeway. checked cooling s...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S45
VEHICLE came for a check engine light on ,had a p0191 code, fuel rail pressure range problem. I went ahead and replace the sensor with no change. The same code come right back on the second start. Heard about a possible pcm reflash so I did it even if there wa... Trouble codes: P0191
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP23106
hello techs ; have this ford five hundred with po355 fault code. after clearing this ign.circuit malfunction, vehicle runs strong. till check eng lite returns ,begins running rough again. cyl. # five. been thru knowledge base any help sure appreciated T.I.A T.... Trouble codes: P0355
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L 1st Gear VIN: 2FAFP71V88
This unit came in for a hesitation when shifted from park or neutral to drive. I verified the concern and overhauled the tranny (4r70). The problem is still there though. The tranny shifts fine through all gears with no slipping. But, sometimes when you shift ...
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS19W02
Trying to get information, about what running fuel pressure should be and if there has been many common complaints in this area Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L No heat VIN: 1GKFK66U43
Ok so heres why ive got a headache...Thank you all in advance! Ive got this 03 gmc yukon xl 6.0l that has an issue with the heat. The cusomer orginally brought it in for a coolant we went ahead and flushed out the old junk and in with the new stuff. ...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L starts off in 2nd gear VIN: 1HGCB7659L
Car came in sport light stays on and starts off in second gear.If you manual shift into 1st it goes into 1st and shifts to second but no 3rd or 4th gear.The other thing is you can hear a clicking noise under dash and when you push brake the noise goes away.Che...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L cylinder head VIN: 5FNRL18923
is it very common for a Cylinder head gasket to fail on these cars without any other cause. The car came in with no coolant in it and I could not find any other leaks. I checked the oil and it was clean. I filled the cooling system and fired it up. It then sta...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH27523
This is an intermitant issue. Never happens when i get the car. The check engine light comes and goes the code is always the same. Except the first time i got the car it had missfire codes too. That is when we replace the air filter plugs etc. The car runs wel... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich)
2007 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0L Radio VIN: KMHDU46D27
I have a 2007 Elantra that has a 360 ma draw. The customer replaced the battery before they brought it in to us and found they still have a problem with the battery being too low to start after a couple of days of not running. If I pull the two fuse holder in ...
2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46C77
Oil does look a little sludge. I have tested the oil control valve and engine will stumble with 12v hooked up to it. The valve moves free and I have cleaned it. Alldata shows a time for a filter for this valve filter but that is it. It appears searching the we... Trouble codes: P0011
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hydraulics VIN: 4S2CY58V8S
This rodeo has been over course of a couple years been experiencing a low clutch pedal which we have up till now been able to get better by giving it a quick bleed and calling it a day, when inspected further found the master to be leaking, so it was replaced ...
2006 Isuzu i-280 2.8L engine VIN: 1GGCS19856
When vehicle was towed in the key would not turn. We had it re-keyed, replaced the ignition switch and the spark plugs were replaced. Before having it re-keyed we checked with the dealer and were told that there is not a transponder that would need to be repro...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Air Bag VIN: SALTY16433
This land rover came in on a tralier. Left rear air bag deflated.right rear inflated.removed left rear air bag and put some air in it with a blow nossle.don,t appear to leak.don,t have any information on what to do.i need some help to repair this.this is my fi...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L All Gears VIN: JM1BJ24532
After customer had a used engine installed in vehicle he drove the vehicle around the bolck and turned off engine. When he restarted the vehicle it had no drive in any gears. Customer purchased a used transmission which we installed. The vehicle drove and shif...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L No engine power VIN: WDBGA57E0N
I think I may have firing order off. The right bank runs fine. If i disconnect a wire from right bank it starts to skip. If i disconnect a wire from left bank nothing happens. No skip at all when any wires are disconnected from left side. Car runs and drives b...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA29D9N
This car belongs to another shop.The problem that the car have , is that is starving from gas when cold. When it gets hot it runs a little better but still has no power when you accelerate.Fuel pressure is normal (around 80 psi) Differential pressure is abou...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L radio VIN: 4JGCB75E76
This car came in with radio unit able to turn on, go through all options, but simply will not put out sound to the speakers. All accessable fuses have been checked ok. autologic reads no errors on any module. im guessing the headunit itself is bad but is there...
1990 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CR56V6L
Their is no spark coming out of the coil the engine turns over ok the timing belt is good the injectors fire the fuel pump works the ignition coil was tested and is good. The car came in on the tow truck. thanks any help will be appreciated thanks Michael
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34YXW
This car has been towed in for crank, no start a couple of times. Each time we take the plugs out, clean the gas off of them, put them back in and the car starts right up. The plugs are new NGK and the correct heat range. The customer also replaced the plug wi...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L fuel dilivery VIN: 1G3J55M2T6
towed vehicle in to shop that had quit running wyle it was driving down the road. vehicle starts but after 5 senconds stalls ,did fuel check got 45 pds.spray with starting fuel and remains running , no codes present ?? any ideas
1993 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4P3DG44F2P
Same car as Mits. twin. Starts cold cuts out a few times warming up. Runs worse and stalls, hard to restart, PCM smells hot and feels hot at this point. Get 'no response' message on DRB anylizer. Coides on't come up. Seems like computer shuts off. Have checked...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WR1215Y
I've been having an issue with this vehicle since replacing the fuel pump resistor. Intermittently the vehicle will start/stall just like the resistor has gone bad again. Initially I found the connector from the resistor to the vehicle harness was melted and w...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3FD49Y47
After getting codes from solus we checked voltage from both pedal position sensors and actuator and everything seemed ok,nothing is available on shopkey and alldata for saab 03 to 2007,no codes,no code table, nothing.we had to fly by seat of our pants and it g... Trouble codes: P2135 (Pedal pos sensor no correlation s a---b), P1681 (Manufacturers specific codedont know)
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L monitors VIN: 1G8ZH5283Y
Hello everyone, Here I am once again asking for help on anothers behalf. It's starting to sound like a my best friend who is actually me type story but it isn't. Anyway, they have a Saturn that won't run system monitors. It has driven several hundred miles and...
2007 Saturn Vue 3.5L PPS(Pass Presence System) VIN: 5GZCZ53447
Customer stated that SRS light would come on after a 20 minute drive. Customer also said that if he turned on the "pass seat heater"(front pass seat) that light would go out. When we first got it the SRS light was on and the pass seat heater switch was pushed ...
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JF1GD706X5
Everytime i go to put fuel in my car, afterwards it will stall continously. After 3min, it will restart perfectly. No codes, no check engine light. It only happens when i fuel up while the car is turned off.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1SK12E9S
Hoping someone can help with options Engine oil is leaking from between the engine oil cooler and the engine block (cooler sits between the oil filter and the block). O ring at base of cooler block has failed. Toyota only sells the entire block with O ring sta...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Rear Main Seal VIN: JT3HJ85J2T
How does the rear main seal come off pass where the flywheel bolts up to? And if you cut it off how do you put the new one one without messing it up?
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 4T1BF28B64
Helo techs. Have high idle(about 2,200 RPM them drops from there) mostly when car is cold. After a few minutes of warming up it is OK. Thought maybe intake gaskets( paper style) or IAC valve. Looked on alldata and on here for any problems like this and couldn'...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L hard starting VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
We have a 2000 VW TDI in the shop with a cold hard starting issue. It will almost always eventually start, but it does take awhile. When it does finally start, it runs rough for several minutes, and has excessive white smoke, which I believe indicates unburned...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: LZ5606X262
To all you Volvo techs, thanks in advance. I had this Volvo towed in. They blew a heater hose and the car won't start. Turns over freely. The cams are spinning. Seems like a classic cylinder wash down problem. Can any one give me some advice if I'm using the r...

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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA66235
tested and confirmed oil pressure is bypassing the vtec solenoid and reaching the pressure switch confirming failing valving inside the filter mount assembly. Replaced spool valve/filter mount assembly (new solenoid and pressure switch are included), tested, ...
2004 Audi S4 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WAUPL68E44
Well folks, this one is fixed. I want to thank the 3 gentleman who replied to my request. the fix for the noise on startup and the P0011 fault code turned out to be the adjusters on the end of the camshaft. i replaced both sides and i also did the upper tensio... Trouble codes: P0011 (camshaft timing over advanced bank 1).
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13525
we tried everything we could find from every source.o2 sensors were moved B1 to B2,B2 exhaust manifold was removed and tig welded very small crack at #6 port.Fuel injectors were moved B1 to B2 with no change.We have smoked intake and exhaust with no more leaks... Trouble codes: P1093 (pre catalyst fuel trim too rich bank 2).
1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L battery VIN: 10002XT578
Hello found the draw it was the amplifier for the stereo in the trunk. Thanks for the help especially the person Who provided me with the wiring diagram! Sorry your name slips my mind its been a while!
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19S6V
I just told the rebuilder that it had to be the injection pump and after all the testing they agreed to send me another one, and problem solved, man did i waste the time assuming the part was good cost a lot of time. Trouble codes: P1214 (TDC offset).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEK19TXX
Sorry it took so long to post this but we wanted to wait and see if truck was fixed. Thank you for all your help and suggestion,it turned out to be bad upstream o-2s. Even though they show good.Replace with new and truck ran fine Thanks Again Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29UX2
This one is fixed, after checking secodary voltage and patterns and not seeing anything obvious we decided to try switching plugs and wires to different cylinders and the misfire moved with it.a new set of plugs and wires and misfire went away. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2007 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Stall VIN: 2A4GP54L77
thanks to all that offered advice, we drove the van to our local chrysler dealer for a new ecm and flash, it was not toatly clear on flashing a salvage yard bcm to be 100%. the dealer was willing to try any thing we would pay for at list price, so we opted for...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L front axle VIN: 1B7KF26C6S
after triple checking the vacume lines from source to switch, switch to actuator, switch to vent, and switch itself found nothing wrong. according to customer he started having trouble and after the new actuator was installed it worked for a short time them b...
2006 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D4GP25R76
Thanks for all the help guys. I was over looking the vaccum leak, hooked up my smoke machine and found a vaccum line that was not connected in the back of the throttlebody. Due to the code and the very high idle i did not hear the vaccum leak. After fixing the... Trouble codes: P0508.
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L headlights VIN: 1D7HU18P37
Well I retightened all the body and engine grounds and let the customer know where i was with the fix and told him that if the problem came back please let me know and so far it has been two weeks without a problem. I will update if I find something.
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
I monitored the TCC on my scanner while driving and though when it did kick in in lower gears and not shutter the shutter coicided with shutter at highway speeds. I found the wire to the tcc clutch and cut it and test drove no more shutter. The bronco has ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Thanks again to all that chimmed in. Finally got he OK to pull the cab and pull the engine. The engine spit a rod, wicked lower engine damage. Talked about dropping in a Ford complete ready to go engine for around 16K plus 30 hours in labor. But I found a use...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Accessories VIN: JHLRD78812
thank you very much for the 10 iatn members who guided me and spent time reading my post and for the very quick response..yes this crv is fixed and it was the power window master switch...i spent so much time chasing a short on the wiring not realizing the pr...
2003 Honda S2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAP11443
I adjusted the valves and no change.I found a service bulletin talking about replacing the Map Sensor with an updated sensor,bracket and wire strap to hold the connector tight.I ordered it from the Honda dealer and will try it when it arrives.Thank you to all ...
2006 Infiniti M45 4.5L valves??? VIN: JNKBY01EX6
after verifying proper oil pressure and performing bg flush released vehicle to customer with no noise, no contact with customer and vehicle has been gone for about two weeks, no news is good news? until a tow truck shows up!!!
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L rear seat fold down VIN: 4S2CK58D5W
Many thanks to Joe from Florida! The straps are very small and very short! All it takes is one finger to find and pull with, no coat hangers or bore scopes needed- there is no acess to straps or latch from under seat as it is all inside the seat. Thanks IATN!
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6248W
Thank you to all that replied. Like everyone said, the timing chain tensioners wore out and lost most of the oil pressure. We replaced all the Chains guides and tensioners and with a little help from a local Jaguar expert we got everything back in time and car... Trouble codes: P1383 (Bank 1 Overretarted).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Instruments panel inop VIN: 1J4GW48N6Y
Ok guys you did it again,just needed some input.Didn't complete the repair rite away but don't like to keep my help request open to long.Unplugged the passenger door module no more gauge's falling to zero no more codes.Its possible the drivers door module may ...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L shifter VIN: 1J4GR48K95
Thanks all for the help I talked it over with the customer and we decided to replace just the shifter for now. I asked the dealer for just the sensor and it was over $800.00 the shifter was $552.00 I don't know why the shifter is less but I replace just that f...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L master cylinder VIN: SALJY1244X
Thanks Scott and Carlos, sure enough the calipers were binding. I bled the brakes and did some aggressive braking and found the rotors and calipers to be at 250 degrees Celsius. I then replaced the calipers and re-tested to find them to only be at 85-90 degr...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Battery VIN: JTJHA31U14
thanks to every one who.tea\xru replied me ,I checked the ground for amp and its seems ok, the amp has internal defective, so I replaced the amp, thanks for your help.
2006 Maserati Coupe GT 4.2L fly wheel. VIN: ZAMEC38A96
the flywheel has one slightly offset bolt hole, it can only go one way, and the air gap doesn't coincide with tdc.
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L EGR Valve VIN: 4F24V09102
Thanks to all for the help, I checked the back pressure of all three converters, 1 manifold converter was at 2-3 psi the other would range from 5-8 psi,(I removed O2 to in front of main converter to test manifold converters).The main converter under vehicle wa...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Compressor VIN: JM1BK12F07
Hello Techs, sorry for the delay. I import a new compresor, drier and enxpansion valve. Replace this parts, made flushing and charge. The noise disappear. I checked the old expansion valve and no restrictions found. So I think the problem was the internal val...
2002 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L cruise control VIN: 4M2ZV11T32
Thanks to all that replied. Long from TX said that if the horn works, the click spring is ok. The horn does work. He recommended pulling codes but the cruise ecm does not support self diag. Myk from Alberta pointed out that if a stop light bulb were out or int...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WMWMF33537
Took a shot gun approach since we were unable to duplicate complaint, explained everything to the customer (she is a regular and wanted to fix everything questionable). Preformed a few services to the Mini including replacing the in tank fuel filter, fuel inje... Trouble codes: 2781 (Multiple cylinder misfire), 2775 (Cylinder 3 misifire), 2779 (Cylinder 4 misfire), 277A.
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1N6ED29Y62
Sorry it took so long to close, unfortunatley i have not been able to get the truck back in for further inspection. It seems through to replies that as i suspected the problem lies in the driveshaft. The answer may be to replace the shaft. i nwill update with ...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L PRNDL Input VIN: 1GMDX03E9W
Customer hasn't responded to approve fix yet because of other issues with van. When this happens I will update at a latter date. Thanks to all the responses.
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2HX54K92
Unbelievable!!! I tried to start this vehicle at least 2 dozen times in the last day and a half. It started every time. After reading your replies, and cusulting with the owner, we decided to install a signal light at the starter wire. Thgat way he would k...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P23
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Oil Cooler VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
Well never did find a R&R for this but thanks to Andrew [...] got the info I needed and got it out of there! It is underneath the lower intake. Not that bad of a job considering it calls for 4.8 hrs in my book.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4TAUN73C9S
Hello Techs! I had replaced the cap, rotor, coil and wires with Airtex and the truck started running better but still not great, a "Toyota" mechanic here in town suggested I buy all that stuff from Toyota, which I did and now it is running good! Thanks for a...
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5ETGN92N53
Well gentleman, first I would like to thank you all for your replies to our request. Second, I would like to apologize to all of you. It seems that the P0171 was a man-made problem. My technician forgot to plug off a vacuum outlet on the throttle body that is ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim is too lean).
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Starting VIN: JTDER23E90
thanks for everyones input,most said the engine ECU should be replaced,i obtained a copy of the toyota australia TSB on this,the recall only affects north american models with usa made ecu controlers,the fault being engine cuts out when driveing, my problem tu...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Rear Defogger VIN: 3VWBR31C64
We had an aftermarket rear window with defroster grid installed. New grid drew less than 19 amps So far, life is good - defroster has been working OK Thanks foe the help Keith
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Variable cam VIN: 3VWRF71K15
Im afraid that this is not a fix but i do have info for all that are working on Volkswagon 2.5 when the variable cam unit comes loose from the intake cam it does bend valves at least 6 intake valves.Called VW and asked how common this is and i guess very,they ...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JW8318R
thank you all who replied, after further investigation, it was found that customer had cats cut out of vehicle, and also wiring found cut for 02 sensor, replaced exhaust and wired in new 02 sensor, tests ok at this time.
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Hesitates @ 1500 RPM VIN: YV1JW8318S
Thanks to all who replied. After two weeks we found that the flex plate was bent. Replace it and vehicle running smoothly
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