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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L pressure plate VIN: WBADT33453
problem installing a clutch and pressure plate on 525i bmw. this is my first one and was woundering if there are special tools to install this. also the transmission is out of the car but the clutch and the pressure plate are still attatched to the flywheel......
2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L heated driver seat VIN: 1GEK63N26R
customer has told us about this situation but have never been able to replicate until today that cuatomer came in as car was acting up there is no aparent reason for the drivers heated seat to go on but it goes on its own switch from hot med and low around and...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Engine VIN: 2CNBJ13C1X
Customer just bought vehicle used, brought it in for evaluation after the fact. She had an engine vibration- someone put mounts in (they are new),I suspect seller- still has shaking. Identifix and past experience has replaced harmonic balancers on these engine...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Shuts down
This is my car,and this one is driving me nuts! Owned this since it was one year old. The conditions for setting these two codes are as follows.Outside temp above 70 deg F. In stop and go traffic (stopped at light never while moving). Car shuts down with no wa... Trouble codes: P1221, P1516
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18X13
Initial complaint of vehicle started running rough, died, then restarted and has been running rough since. Self test EEC had codes P0128 and P0300. There weas a TSB in AllData related to the distributor, so I removed and inspected it with no obvious concerns. ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat Performance), P0300 (Radnom Misfires Detected), P0341 (CMP A Bank 1 Range)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L No power VIN: 1GCHK23143
Hey guys, i have this 03 durmax that has no power going up hills. It seems to run ok on flat grounds as long as you don't go full throttle. Actual fuel pressure will start to drop to ~3000 psi while desired stays over 20000 psi. I've read about collapsing fuel... Trouble codes: P1093
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Ebcm VIN: 1GNDS13S45
Hi, I've got this 05 Trailbazer with ABS light and brake light on, also "service brake system" in cluster display, no codes anywhere. I found and performed TSB #04-05-25-002E, and test drove vehicle, all the lights returned within 1 mile. after returning to th...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WB58N58
I have a 08 Impala that intermittently displays reduced power mode, no tach and barely runs on cold start. The only code I have is p0651 for the 5 volt ref. signal to the APP. When this acts up I have no tach signal to pcm, throttle position is fixed at 29%, a... Trouble codes: P0651 (App 5 volt refence circuit)
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4H522895
Please help with any advise or direction we can go in with this vehicle. Thanks-
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start, starts and dies VIN: 1B4HS28N31
im stuck dont even know where to turn i have this durango ran when it came into my shop and had a no buss message on the odometer i changed the oil checked the fuses and took the tires off and replaced the tires now it starts runs for a second and shuts down e...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4BCAG42G54
hey guys i have this 04 stratus that runs perfect until it gets hot,about 30-45 minutes of driving, the #4 injector looses pulse.tested with a noid light.no pulse on #4.was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.acording to my mitchel wiring diagram the... Trouble codes: 304 (cyl 4 misfire)
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GV58295
I started off with just having the p0507 code. When the car was runing it was right at the desired idle speed 800. I cleaned all of the carbon from the throttle body, did a re-learn after. Test drove all looked good. When i looked for any pending codes i had a... Trouble codes: P2173, P0507
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV48V45
Customer says missfire and MIL on, same problem he had back in Feb of 2010 he says. Found code P0305 for #5 missfire. Switched spark plug & coil and installed new lifters on #5 cylinder, same problem. Problem occurs when you power break vehicle and then bring ... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder missfire)
2006 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB48N26
All 4 O2 sensors replaced at dealership. Mode 6 misfire history skipping on 1 3 5 7. skip is intermitten, mostly when engine is hot, when 1st started. one time when started hot would not accelerate with 3/4 throttle vehicle would only lean backfire. fuel pump ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1128, P1129
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1D4GP25B96
car come in with a code of po303 which is cyl 3 missfire i check compression it has 95 replaced plugs wires coil fuel injector you can hear injector clicking with scope any ideas out there
2006 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L ABS Module VIN: NONE
We have a vin missmatch c2202 code in the ABS. The vin is correct in the controller and the test says replace the controller so I would like to know if anyone has had any luck with correcting this without having to replace the unit. I was going to try and rewr...
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: WDWPE74518
This vehicle came in for a broken fuel line to the fuel filter. We replaced the line. Test drove it and sent it on its way. It is back a week later for CEL And the codes above. They say it also lacks power. I have very little information on a Sprinter and was ... Trouble codes: P2633 (Fuel control), P2626 (O2 sensor B1S1)
1987 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L high idle VIN: 1FTCR14T2H
On first start in a.m. is normal . After engine is run and up to operating tempature on restart idle goes excessively high. If ignition switch is cycled off real quick engine will idle normally. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OU4N
Customer complains check engine comes on dim and will brighten up on acceleration. Customes is right, it does this weird thing. We checked and cleaned all the grounds we could find, replaced MAF sensor. Still runs the same, when light is acting up engine runs ...
1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X3P
Hey techs, I've got another headache here. Another shop tuned this one up, replaced maf & replaced o2 sensors to try and fix this one. It's running RICH. It runs better w/ maf unplugged...that's how they got it here. We back probbed the pcm & got 3.2v on the m...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L6W
truck came running rough at idle and missing when driving,missing bad when it shifted into overdrive at low speeds.I found the pcv vacume manifold elbows were bad and replaced which fixed the rough idle,but still had the miss under load.I tried mode 6 test 51 ... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L battery light VIN: 1FMYU04121
Hi, I have this 2001 esxcape. The customer states that randomly the battery light illuminates on the dash. I have verified this concern, and the vehicle is actually charging when this happens, at about 13.8V. Another shop told her that she needed a cooling fan...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34F12
Hi, I need help on this 7.3 Diesel. I appreciate anything you can do for me, I am not a diesel shop and only work on them doing basic service so my diagnostic skills are weak and I have relied on iATN for all of the tests I have done to this point. This van wi...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA57234
This van had a dead miss about 2 weeks ago. Scanned and found cly #3 missfire code. I recommended a tune up being that it had never been done with over 176,000 kms. So today it comes in with new plugs and wires and running better, but not 100%. This engine dos...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34N47
customer came in for spark knock ,miss fire and lean code . after testing and driving found the maf was low replaced. car was fine 3 weeks ago. car came back today with a spark knock so bad it seems like the motor will come apart. the baro herz are 158, vac 22...
2007 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44E47
Hope someone can give me some ideas--this ranger keeps setting lean codes the short term fuel trim starts to climb as soon as the engine runs long trim will climb to 20 just sitting and idling-this is after kam has been reset--smoke tested no leaks found pinch... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKCS13W4T
The engine shuts off when slowing down and almost stopped. It will also stall when in reverse and accelerator is pressed. It starts right back up again. It idles, runs and drives fine. I found a corroded distributor cap and rotor and replaced those. Also had a...
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCFG25M7X
I'm missing the hockey game for this so it must be bad!!! Van will run then die. Has gotten steadily worse and now it has a hard time starting. Here's the clicker--fuel gauge bottoms out, then pins up to full (repetitively) intermittently--whenever it does thi...
2005 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GDUJG31U9
thanks in advance to any one that can help. i have this cube truck that is driving me crazy. vehicle came into the shop 3 weeks ago with abs light coming on when turning. and very intermitant hesitation on accel.found corroded connection to LF speed sensor. ve... Trouble codes: U1064, U1016, U1000, B1420, C035/
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB754XM
Customer took his own car apart, brought it to me with the head off. Had head checked at machine shop and all was good. I tore front of engine down to do timing belt while re-assembling engine. Engine is back together with many new parts and hardware. Fuel pre...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L High idle VIN: KMHHN65F24
Car came in for a stalling problem came in on tow truck, i got in and started car no problem had crank sensor code and found wires melted from exhaust. Replaced sensor and an b2s2 o2 due to it not working. Car left and came back with the idle sticking very hig...
2007 Jaguar XK 4.2L A/C Drain VIN: SAJWA43B77
A/C evap. drain clogged..any other fix besides r&r dash...heard that if you lower trans down you can gain access to it.. did that (dropped exhaust,lowered trans)still no visual on it Any ideas.. Thanks in advance, Ron
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL38K42
Crank no start. Blows asd relay fuse #6 30 amp. Isolated by unplugging all effected areas still same problem. Suppose to have run fine before. Setting multiple missfire 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356 codes.
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L pwr windows VIN: SALPV1442V
The sunroof was left open in the rain, now the pwr windows, pwr mirrors and sunroof will not work. I suspect switches on the center console, but cannot find test info. Will we need factory scan tool? If we find a problem with BCM, can we get a used one, or are...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A14
Hello all! This vehicle came to me with a misfire, above stored codes and has been at another shop for repair. They were unable to repair it. The misfire occurs always and will set above codes at idle, has a hard misfire on cylinder #6 at idle. What confuses ... Trouble codes: P0353, P0356, P0357, P0358
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBFA66E9L
veh came in with running rough and no power underload. takes forever to get to speed , very rich smell from exsaust. have scan tool for benz but do no know how to locate connector or rear codes and data. any helpo would be great
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L asr and abs VIN: WDBCA35E4M
asr and abs light sometimes come on.sometimes just starting car without doing any thing asr and abs light comes on.at times asr only come on.at times turning key off.and on again stating car no asr or abs lights on.i replace brake swith,front abs sensor.asr po...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Cadillac customer is now a Mercedes customer. Customer just bought the car & trying to smog it. Engine code PO135, P0141 - oxygen sensor 1 & 2 heater circuits. Another shop replaced both sensors. After 100 miles, the light came back on... so now it's in my lap...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Hvac VIN: WDBJH82F8W
Need to hook up A/C machine but confused on where high side port is located. Traced line up along feder and under washer fluid resivoir but still unable to find. Any one have a clue??
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Horn VIN: WDBJF65J61
Car needs State Inspection, but horn is inop. Pulled horn relay and jumped, horns work. Connected scan tool(autboss) and accessed SAM. Was able to send horn input to SAM through scan tool...horn works. Pulled Airbag and checked horn switches...all test OK. Ins...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2DU86W73
problem only happens when no throttle applied at all. doesnt matter if ac is on,no load, or foot on brake in gear, occurs in all. have scoped injectors and cop's while idling all ok. crank sensor new, waveform looks ok. problem not in iac motor. noticed vehicl...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L engine
99 bravado no compression cyl 3 and 5. valves appear to be moving. the back of the block says 4.3LG 3 and 5 have 0 compression, i even added oil. took off intake and i am replacing the timing chain. here is where i am lost. when going dot to dot with chain spr...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L idle VIN: WPOEBO91HS
Hi Porsche Techs! This is a basic question. I am trying to check the oil level of this old porsche while idling, but when oil cap is removed to put dipstick in neck it stalls. I dont recall this to be normal, but it has been 20 years since i last touched one ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E11
Customer states car jerks on accel and cruise but I was unable to duplicate that. Car run lean at cruise and at idle. 02B1S1 reads .002-.006 mv at idle and injector pulse reads 3.1-3.4 ms, short term fuel trim reads 25%, MAF reads 3.3-4.1 gps. I have smoked th... Trouble codes: P1110 (Charge air bypassvalve performance problem), P1171 (Short term fuel trim too lean)
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G8ZK5278T
Vehicle came in with a shift problem, on the road test this car will slam into all gears both on the upshift and downshifts! Often times it seems like it will be stuck in 2nd gear when coming to a abrupt stop and die. There were no codes but i have run into si...
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L clutch VIN: 1G8ZG1273T
Hi Guys, My shop replaced the engine in the car and installed a new cluth at the same time. Instalation went well and all seemed fine for about two weeks. cust called and said he lost his clutch and car would only go into gear when engine was not running...whe...
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VN52L44
the car came in with 6 codes, so I check the readings on the o2 sensors, found the rear bk2 oxygen sensor not moving much. Vaccum test all the evap related solenoids and check all hoses, seems fine. reset ECM, the car came back with front o2s slow responds and... Trouble codes: P0153 (O2 sensor slow responds BK2 S1), P0121 (TPS rationality check), P0442 (evap small leak)
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L coils VIN: KL5VN52L14
I just got this car very nice but is does not start.It cranks but won't start,that and the windows don't work at all.So here's my problem.SnapOn has no diagnostics for this at all.It's not even listed on the solis pro.I can't get any information that will help...
2000 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L p0440 p0441 p0446 VIN: 2T1CF28P0Y
getting a beating by this evap problem and unsure where to go,could use any insight anyone has,have dealer gas cap coming in morning but am courious about possible reflash,passes smoke test,checked all vsv's and they test good,lines attached at all points and ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
2008 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L no crank VIN: JTEBU14RX8
Hi everyone, We towed in a 2008 Toyo 4runner with a no crank situation. Customer had already replaced the battery the day before and when we showed up for the service call, it too was dead already and tech noticed a burning smell near fuse box under hood. Also...
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Daytime Running Lamps VIN: 5TFUY5F16A
2010 Tundra brought up from States to Ontario, Canada. Requires Daytime Running Lamps. Can the body computer be re-flashed at the dealer or do I need to install and aftermarket DRL module?
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVH63B63
Hey there Techs. I need some help with this one. I have this passat that keeps storing the same three codes I listed. THERE ARE NO MISFIRES!! Drives and runs fine without misses, but just sets the codes and the flags the check engine light. I have replaced the... Trouble codes: P1393 (Ignition Coil Power Output 1 Electrical Malfunction), P1394 (Ignition Coil Power Output 2 Electrical Malfunction), P1395
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Left head lamp VIN: WVWHV71KXW
This car was brought to us by a local collision shop, without a front bumper, and a new left headlamp. I tried performing the basic settings in the headlamp range control, BS block 1, I tell it to adjust and the state changes to "limit found". Light doesn't wo...

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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4457R
Thanks all for the help. Installed a new coolant temp sensor (old one out of range). Customer decided to take the vehicle before we could verify the repair. Will hear back from them if this didn't fix the problem.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L won't shift out of Park VIN: WBAGN63443
Well guys, the vehicle is on the way to the dealer cause my technician disconnected the battery with the keyfob is still in a slot so when he reconnected the battery posts; the keyfob is history. Thank you Kurt, Bernie and Peter for the useful info's. We decid...
1964 Chevrolet Corvair 2.7L RF Interferance VIN: 40967W1096
Thanks for all of the replies. Some gave various advice about the antenna grounds, etc. Others gave GM part numbers for the condenser. Others said to experiment with different condensers. I tried various condensers I had in stock and found that the noise went ...
1988 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Cooling fan(s) VIN: 1G1FP21F3J
thanks to all who responded to this help request. I checked out everything that was mentioned and all the inputs to the ECM were normal. I decided that a new PROM would be my next step but it has proven hard to find one. The customer ended up choosing the s...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
Thanks for all your help. it seems that the check valves are the answer. just waiting for the customer to come up with the money to replace them. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection system malfunction).
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13S82
This was very weird.The mil was not on. no code is current codes. Went into history found alot of 02 sensor codes,Tp, Transmission sshift codes. So I cleared codes and reset all adaptives. Started car and drove fine had power monitors set after 1 cycle. Thanks...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L misc. VIN: 1G1ND52J13
general consensus is ign. switch. thanks for all those that replied. will throw one at it on monday.
2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4.7L alarm VIN: 1A8HX58N88
Thank you for all the suggestions and information. After replacing the WCM with a new Mopar part the vehicle was able to crank again, which it would not even do with the old one no matter how [...] I left out the memory fuse or disconnected the battery. Then o...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44G8Y
Well thanks to everyone that took the time to try to help on this one! Turn out that the Pass Temp Actuator was just posistioned wrong.. easy fix! Now the mode door is a differnt story. After many hours of testing and reading and pulling my hair out I figured ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Power VIN: 3B7HF13Y01
Got a lot of good info most reminding me of things that were already on my mind. Exhaust restriction, intake leak, fuel pump/injectors, valve/valve seat issues, etc. I had previously pulled the oxygen sensors (to check for exhaust restrictions) and it didnt se... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Lacks power VIN: WD2YD64213
We have fix this truck. The fix was to tighten the conector connections at the EGR valve. After talking with the Sprinter dealer, he stated that if there is a EGR concern that it will put the ECM into detune mode. When I first checked for codes the EGR code...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L compressor
sent computer back to the rebuilder for the second time and they finally found the problem. Shorted circuit to ground on compressor command terminal inside computer. Everything good to go now. Being connections was shorted to ground the compressor could not cy...
1991 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEV15N2M
We checked everything that was suggested to no avail.We got another truck and swapped parts from it-also to no avail.We found a ro from local ford dealer that was dated prior to engine replacement for a miss in engine.They found #5 cyl. misfire due to low comp...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L trempeture gage VIN: 1FTYTR10C7
thanks everyone ho help me whith your tips ,it was usefull ,vehiculo it is not repair a 100% bat it is bether , the temp gage is not droping down to cdold , gous up to center an the drop to litlee above quarter..customer did not want to continue ,it was left t...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W31
Thanks for all the help. Started with Douglas from Ontarios rec: He said to check PCM pin 55 Yellow/Black. +12 all times not present. Then PCM pin 71 red/ KO +12 not present. Found A better wire diagram. Found a bypassed wire to eec relay. Had power out of ...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU75W82
After extensive wiring checks, the crankshaft sensor connector was the problem. Fan blades broke and cut wire inside conduit. On top of all this, the cats came apart and stopped up #3 cat restricting exhaust. Thanks for all replies guys.
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51616
I cannot fix what is not broken.This engine has run perfectly since day one.I released the vehicle back to the customer and so far 5 days later it still running perfectly.I will repost when problem resurfaces.All responses were noted and will be checked upon a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0511 (IAC error), P2195 (O2 signal biased stuck lean bank 1), P2197 (O2 signal biased stuck lean bank 2).
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Speedometer VIN: 1HGEG8550S
Got it fixed! Thank you to all who replied. We sent out the instrument cluster and had the speedometer head rebuilt. Three of the responses indicated the likelihood of a bad speedo head. Timothy said this vintage of cars is known to have problems with bad spee...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, p0401 VIN: 1HGEM22965
Thanks for all of the replies...came to work early this am with a clear mind and found the wrong intake gasket installed blocking the egr port. After the fact the customer stated they had $2400 of work done on Long Island almost a year ago and have had a chec... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L overdrive VIN: KMHCG45G3Y
Thank you for the replies all were helpfull. Especially the ect sensor not letting engine shift into overdrive until warm. Customer decided he didnt want to put anymore time or money into vehicle. Stated vehicle wasnt worth the money to invest in fixing .Vehic...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJHY174XM
We kept going back to the fact it would only stall in drive, but not in reverse. Assuming engine torque was pulling on a connector or wire someplace, we really went after the loom. Everything looked good, but when we put it back together the problem went away...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L sensor tone ring VIN: 1J4GK48KX3
thanks you guys yes you can unbolt the sensor ring off of one crank and put it on the other without any special tools. a quite a bit off disassembly to do so but it is possible thanks again everybody; bob
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Headlamps VIN: KNAFE12274
I would like to apologize that I don't have any info yet. The customer lives out of town and has decided to wait until their next oil change to further diagnose. When the vehicle comes back I will put to the test the info you all have shared and post my findin...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM81W93
Hello, Thanks for the input. It turned out to be a bad ABS module. Installed a new on and test drove numerous times, problem appears to be fixed.
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire
Thank you all for help. Customer do not have the time and money to fix the vehicle at this time, however he promised to bring back in a few months when he have expenses available. It was great help it has timing off on bank 1. Thank you all. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Starter VIN: WDBCA39D6M
First off I want to thank everyone for their insight on this matter. I was able to isolate the problem to the ignition switch side of the starter using some of the hints and tricks posted. We knew at that point, that it was nothing that we did or caused. As st...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Sorry, forgot to close post after car left. Well we couldn't figure anything out after messing with everything. Check for cracked lines in tank and rechecked fuel pump operation. We ended throwing it all back together to start from the beginning. Car started a...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: F1KL214282
thanks to all every one hit it on the head replace all injectors car runs new again thanks for the responses bob j
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Convertible VIN: YS3DD78H2Y
After looking over the car a little closer I found lead from 3 out of the 4 hydraulic struts. Customer had declined any other repairs at this time. Thanks for the input, Andrew
1994 Toyota Tercel LE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2EL46S1R
I appreciate the help as always.I found that my wiring diagram was wrong and I was checking for power on the wrong circuit.I changed the pump and it runs great.
1994 Toyota Tercel LE 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43T3R
WOW, I guess I didn't think a temp sensor could actually cause a car to die when put into gear but it does. Replaced the ECT sensor and it started up and actually ran and idled even better than before. I let it warm up, put it in gear and it kept running. I...
2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L headlights VIN: WX32184789
I rechecked everything possible and found no issues,I did however clean all 3 grounds and applied dielectric grease.The car appears to be fixed!Thanks for all the replies.
2007 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E47
Turns out this was a mistake on our end. The tech didn't plug the coil in securly on the 07 model. It seems to be fixed now. The 00 model is on the road again also. Will wit to hear from the customers.Thanks for the quick responses. Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
The junction box on top of the battery was the problem. Even though the fuses were OK, the connection between the 30 amp fuse closest to the strip fuses had burnt up between the fuse and the terminal in the junction box due to corrosion and high resistance. A ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M71
thanks for all your help found bad connection at computor customer not willing to repair at this time Trouble codes: P0113 (Intake air temp).
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Head Gasket VIN: YV1CZ91H84
We removed the cylinder head and found variation in the mating surface between the cylinder head and the engine block. The leak was does to that area not sealing properly. I am not sure of the exact cause for this but customer has decided to replace the engi...
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