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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L compressor clutch VIN: WAUEK88C7R
First off, I charged the system so i know i have proper pressure. I can engage the clutch with a power probe, So i have a feeling it is good , unless i have an unusual amperage draw causing problems because after about 5 seconds it throws the circut breaker on...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L tune-up, timming belt VIN: WAULC68E03
I typically work on Fords and GM products but, my daughter in-law wants me to do a tune up and timming belt on her 100,000 mile A4. I can not talk her out of me doing the work so I am in need of any special tricks and cautions I need to be aware of. Any help w...
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB240XF
Ok Bimmer Guys, This one has me stumped. The customer brought it to me after attempting to fix it himself. After putting everything back together I began diagnosing and, came to basically the same conclusion he did. The injection pump is not delivering fuel to...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L nav,radio VIN: WBAGL63422
This car came in with complaint that the navigation doesn't come up on the screen. After inspecting the car I found that the radio also is inop. and even the stations don't come up on display. I pulled the codes with autologic,but nav,amp,tel,ant,svs fail to c...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L cylinder liner VIN: 1G6CD13BXN
hello great minds of iatn I am about to reinstall the cylinder liners of this 4.9 I cannot find any information on what to lube the o rings that seal the bottom of the cylinder. These orings seperate coolant from engine oil the machine shop I called said to us...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B6P
First and foremost, thank you all for your input in advance! This Caddy runs like a dog. It backfires, spits, sputters, no power, and acts like it's running extremely lean. The reason I say this is because the exhaust gets very hot! Most everything seems to be...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, BACKFIRE VIN: 1GNCT18ZXK
This vehicle has a hesitation/cut out at tip in till about 1/4 throttle, after that no problem accels fine. very noticeable when you put our foot hard into the throttle. Hesitates and or almost cuts out and then will backfire about 50% of the time. If you ease...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M1V
This car will read anywhere from 55 degrees on the coolant temp sensor at the cumputer to 162 degrees. I have plugged the old sensor into the pigtail and it will increase with a heatgun from 90 degrees to 162 as soon as the 162 is reached it will go back to 55...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13T61
Thanks to all in advance. Customer came in with a rough run only at idle. Checked data and all looked good except the misfire counters counted on all cylinders. Did some scoping and all looked good. Well, carbon or dirty injectors? Did injector/induction clean...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L battery VIN: 2G1WW12E61
After third battery a draw was varrified. We have a 327ma draw and this draw has been observed for an hour and a half. Test results are inconsistant. I have determined the draw to be comming from the raido fuse as it is the only fuse when pulled from the fuse ...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L right cv axle VIN: 2CNBJ634X2
customer brought vehicle in 5/22/2007 for right cv axle shaft comes out and ruins bearing and housing. overhauled differential and installed new cv axle shaft. came back 1 month later with same problem. overhauled again and installed longer center shaft on rig...
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L crank thrust bearing VIN: 1GCFG15WX2
when cranking to start i see excessive play at the lower crank pulley aprox 1/4" or more. spec is .002-.008. there are two vans here from same owner. both exhibit this problem. one was here for maint the other for lof and belt squeak. the belt squeak is most l...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Fog lights VIN: 2G1WB55K78
I just got this base model í08 Impala LS (without fog lights) from the auction and it has a light hit to the front. It needs a new bumper cover and I found a supplier with new take-off bumper covers in the same color for applications with or without fog lights...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L exterior turn indicators VIN: 2C8GP64LX3
Good Morning Techs, Posting this for a fellow tech. This van does not have external turn indicators, i.e. turn signals or hazards do not flash outside the van. The indicators on the dash do work and there is an audible "clicking" from the electronic relay. Rep...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 4-3 down shift VIN: 1B7GL26X7K
After replacing shift solenoid we now have 1st 2nd 3rd and OD under 25mph full throtle will cause down shift to 1st. or 2nd. after 25 mph it stays in OD even at full throtle. This is fine untill he needs the power on hills or to pass. What are we missing??
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Backfiring VIN: 1B7GL12X92
Customer came in concerned about backfiring, rough running and tune up needed. Ended up doing intake manifold gasket, full tune up(spark plugs, wires, dist cap and rotor), alternator belt, thermostat, coolant flush,and fuel injector cleaning. Upon taking home...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L loss of pedal VIN: 2B7JB221Y7
Hello all! Customer had this van towed in after experiencing a loss of pedal, and stated that the right front wheel was "smoking". A visual inspection found no apparant faults...brake fluid level OK, nothing broken or missing, no leakage anywhere. While the A...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HA18N12
This truck was brought to me by a Dealer I used to work for. They replaced the 4.7 liter engine due to overheating damage with a O.E. reman. Now the engine starts, runs good for a few seconds and stalls. If you provide throttle assist it will stay running albe...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Engine VIN: 1D7HU18N72
replaced head gaskets. once we got this truck back together #3 cylinder is misfiring, injector would not fire so we replaced injector and now fuel and spark both are okay. still misfiring. only 30lbs of compression on that cylinder added atf and compression hi...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2PD74455
When you try to start the van a message comes up on the dash START ERROR The key tab also does not lock or unlock the doors The batt.'s in the key tab they are asking me to check the SKREEM DTC'S but my computer will not tell me what the SKEEM stands for. I ha... Trouble codes: P1630 (Immoblized), P2152 (Starter relay ckt short to ground), P1615 (ECM voltage low)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Vehicle came into shop running hot pushing coolant out of overflow and mil light flashing. I have replaced thermostat but have not run vehicle yet. Im trying to diagnose po302, po303, po300. Mil starts flashing after vehicle warms up. It does not seem to have ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0300
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FAFP33P12
this car came to me the other day and it customer said it has a no crank no start issue.one thing i noticed was the odometer did not show the current mileage just (---) and now (currently)it shows the mileage, so the first thing i did is test the starter and i...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP55U41
I am unfamiliar with this factory anti theft system. Someone tried to steal the car and busted up the ignition cylinder. We put in a new ford cylinder, and now the key turns-fuel pump runs-but no crank. The theft light flashes rapidly. The transponder for sens...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L alternator VIN: 1FDXF46P95
please help i have 2 05 ford f450 6.0 diesels that are tow trucks and both have charging problems! we have put on 2 alts each veh and still have bad diodes and 12.5 volts with everthing on and with it just idling its at 13.6 so we keep trying diff brand alts a...
1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3657K
Car was towed in with a "no start" condition. After testing and repalcing the igniter,I get continually with only one pulse from a noid light. Check engine light comes on and goes off in two seconds giving me the impression the main relay is okay. Can this rel...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5561S
Sets Mil code 21 after engine is warm,and activate VTEC (W.O.T. high rpm)No drivability problems. Swapped VTEC solenoid valve with a known good unit from another car, and the same code reset. Put the solenoid off of the problem car on the donor car and drove i... Trouble codes: 21 (vtec solenoid valve circuit)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L p1457 VIN: 1HGEM221L1
this vehicle has been a headache for the shop. the vehicle has a mil light on p1457. other techs replaced two way valve, canister, canister vent soleniod, gas cap and o-ring at top of fuel tank. vehicle has returned several times. now its my turn to try. genis... Trouble codes: P1457
2001 Hummer H1 6.5L brake calipers VIN: 137FA90301
No information on Mitchell on Demand for this vehicle. After driving this beast the brakes will stop releasing and will over heat. We haved flushed the brake fluid. After each test drive we can bleed the calipers once and the brakes work fine until the vehicle...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V5Y
This car came in with p0011 camshaft timing advaned, p0134, O2 slow to switch. The camshafts are in the correct time, any other ideas. Trouble codes: P0011, P1134
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lighting VIN: SAJEB51D12
This car has no turn signals. Nothing lights up inside or out. The hazards do work but the high beams don't work or even flash with the turn signal lever. Alldata is pretty weak on information and we don't know where the flasher is or what fuses control this. ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L compressor? VIN: 1J8GW68J22
charged system with 27 oz 134 pressures are as stated recovered freon and removed expansion valve no blockage found blew air through evaporator core, condenser and receiver dryer no restrictions or blockages found please help thanks mark
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Timing Belt Area VIN: KNDJD73375
We replaced timing belt as a maintenance, came back 2 weeks later with a flutter noise in timing belt area. We then replaced timing belt again due to belt looked like it was thicker in some parts of belt causing it to hop on pulleys. We also installed a new te...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Sterter VIN: SALPV1442W
This car came in on a rollback this evening. We had a few minutes to see the starter won't work until we supply a ground signal (what the relay would normally see from the BCM). The engine will crank. However even with the key on, and the manipulated signal to...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L vent temp VIN: JT8BF12G5T
i checked fixes that say expansion valve but this ac will work perfect all day sitting in shop. i drove it for 15 min. and still worked perfect. the customer says it will stop blowing cold after 30 min on the road and the compressor is still running with no fr...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JYHBA30GX4
car came in orig. for p0136, o2 b1 s2 curcuit malf. monitored sensor and found volts sstaying at 0.015v. o2 b2s2 reading 0.700. figured had bad o2 so replaced, cleared code and sent on its way. car came back 2 days later with same code,now has code for #3 & 5 ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0303, P0305
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D3M
This car has a surging problem at idle, in gear. We canít seem to put our finger on it...in park the problem goes away... and in gear the problem goes away IF you give it a little bit of gas. Feels like the car is about to die then saves itself. Kind of like l...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Blower motor VIN: WDBFA67E7S
Greetings,Blower motor will run on high w/ key on engine off but when car is started and a/c system started, will only blow low speed.I am currently installing an evaporator and compressor and if there is anything to test while it is apart would be greatly app...
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L window regulator VIN: WDCYR49E12
We are replacing the window regulator in the right front of a 2002 G500. We have the door panel off. The regulator is an "updated" version. has anyone installed one in the past? I double checked the VIN number with the part and it is the right one for the car....
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MECM75F4M
Vehicle is idling like it has a vacuum leak(surging and running rough) but is running rich to the point where it is blowing black soot out of the tail pipe and fouling all 8 spark plugs with soot. I have replaced the EGR, MAP,IAC,and computer temp sensor. The ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MELM6537W
Hello techs! This Mercury Mystique overheats because the cooling fans will not come on. I saw in the archives where they had a problem with the fans running continuously, but that is not our problem. The fans will operate when you disconnect the coolant temp s...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L tranny VIN: 4A3AE85HX1
Car has returned again! check engine light was on, scanned for codes and retrieved P0740 torque converter clutch solenoid circuit open P0760 shift solenoid C malfunction P0765 shift solenoid D malfunction Transmition codes as follows 44 4TH not synchronized 52...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L lack of power VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
this maxima runs okay until you try to hit passing gear at cruise. It will kick down but the rpms fly up to 4000 rpm and the car does not feel as if it is accelerating...Take foot of gas pedal and it will have a very hard upshift. The scanner does not show any... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G3WH52H7X
ok guys thanks for the help in advanced. iev got a 99 olds with a 3.5. It acts as if floods on start up. You have to put the pedal in the clear flood postion to get it to start. the customer also was complaing of stalling on decell. i confirmed the dying on de...
1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L lighting for trip computer and scc computer VIN: YS3CF68M6W
please help, saab eating my lunch, will starve soon. this vehicle came in with poor lighting behind the trip computer in cluster and scc computer untill driven a few miles then it lights up bright and cannot control with rheostat. initally i found 1 bulb in cl...
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L horn VIN: 1G8ZH528XX
Customer complaint was no horn. This is a 3 wire horn constant power constant ground and a switched ground. The car had all three so i put and oe horn in. workrd great out the door customer happy. Now we are 2 days later vehicle back intermittantly when starti...
1999 Saturn SC1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZP1283X
Hello. This Saturn is here because the service engine soon light is on. The problem is I cannot communicate with the PCM. I have tried two different scan tools. I checked all the fuses. All were fine. I tried unplugging a couple of sensors to see if it was pul...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L extra P/S valve VIN: JT3VN39W7M
We can't find any external leaks in the power steering system on a '91 4Runner. It will be low in less than a week after filling. This Toyota has another P/S valve mounted on the right frame horn that has both P/S lines going to it, along with a 2-wire connect...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E8W
customer had timming chain replaced 3 weeks ago, came back, with mil-on, code P0304, change spark-plug and wire, check injector, #4 out of spec, replaced injector, after that, the car run at 1100rpm on idle, dealer says to replace ecm, replace it didin't solve... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cyl.4)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Harsh Shifts VIN: JT2BG22K2W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 Camry in that the customer came in for severe jerking etc. The car has very hard shifts. 1 to 2 will bark the tires when it shifts. If you keep your foot in moderately, it acts like it wants ...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L dash ilumation lights VIN: 2T1KR32E43
dash lights on/off on/off, than about half on starts flashing half on/ off continous, barley see tach and speeo, but they work.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
i have a strange one this time this jetta is a no start but cranks fine. no injector pulse no spark when cranking here is the kicker. vehicle can be push started. and when running both injector pulse and sperk are good. vehicle runs fine. turn key off back to ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0121
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L tcm VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
Looking for a reliable source for a reman TCM P/N 8D0 927 156 AN. Had a source a couple of years ago but can't locate the website now. Any ideas would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
I have this vw that keeps showing lean. replaced some bad hoses coming off the breather and the ones going to pcv. checked rest of hoses and also smoked checked it after. I have some sort of internal vacuum leak. I had smoke coming through valve cover and oil ... Trouble codes: P1297, P0171
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCM31YX4
This gem came in from another bodyshop, wrecked LF they repaired car also recharged A/C brouyght it in compressor inop, no power to compressor. I replaced fan controller and still no compressor operation, I have a 12v pulse of power comming thru terminal 10 GR...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L fuel pressure VIN: YV1LW5548W
Hi everyone. This volvo has me scratching my head a bit.Car came in for a loud noise from the fuel tank area when running.Suspected bad pump or pressure regulator sticking.Took fuel pressure reading (90 psi running).Car has a single supply line to fuel rail.Do...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Dash Vent VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Thanks to everyone for all the help. The customer let me drive the car home. After about 30 min. of driving the problem showed up (no A/C). I got out and pinched off the hose for the heater control valve. That stopped the problem A/C was back within 2 min of d...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83431
I am going to close this. The customer will fix the car but is waiting for a month. The replies I got on this are very helpful and all point in the same direction. Thank you for informing me of the reflash required for the MAF replacement. I am confindent that... Trouble codes: 026 (Multiplication Mixture Addaptation Bank 1 limit), 140 (Activation Map Cooling Thermostat), 098 (Activation Tank Venting Valve).
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53402
I rechecked circuitry according to reply to fix. Recheck circuitry, PCM, & purge valve. All check okay. Replaced purge valve, reset monitors, so far so good with vehicle. Trouble codes: P0444.
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L balancer VIN: 1G4CW54C4K
Thanks for all the help,it turned out that the balancer was not a press fit model and it came off with a little persuasion.Have a good day,Ken
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Blower VIN: 1G6CD5383M
Hey guys, this Cadillac is fixed. Most of the replies were too generic in nature to help. They all suggested the power module in one form or other or the power and grounds to the module. It seems most of the failures of these modules involves a ground short...
1986 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G8CT18R5G
after waiting days for cust bro in law to show up at shop.come to find out that bro in law installed wrong senderunit in tank from different vehicle.return line to vent looks same but configuration in tank different.installed PROPER unit in tank.vehicle noew r... Trouble codes: 42 (est circuit).
1993 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS19RXP
Troy Brown at fueldataone.com is the GM master in these tbi units. I have installed a lot of smog legal fuel injection systems from an outfit in michigan and Troy is the one who programs the prom chips. I haven't posted this yet, but I thought there w...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54TOR
Thank you all for your help except Steve from Arizona. Rudeness doesn.t help fix a problem car. I t turned out to be a ecu it would get hot and di. I would put a heater on the computer and it would start to stumble. Cool it off and it would start. Thank you...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14K9S
The owner has decided that he will attempt to repair on his own and is not going to bring it in. Wish him luck, he's gonna need it. Thanks for all the replies and sorry we couldn't finish this one. PS, I didn't divulge to him what I (or you guys) thought was w...
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5542S
Sorry about posting the fix late. We just got the car back and finished it. The computer was letting go of the ground to the egr solenoid after some period of cruise. Replaced the computer and solved the problem so far. Thanks for all the good advice. Trouble codes: 32.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L blend door VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Thanks for the great info Simple things bite you everytime, my tech wanted to verify function of actuator so never install in air box, stuck in air box, re learned all good now. Some times being a guy we have to see things work, this was one of those times he ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W1X
Well thants everyone shes fixed. The deadhead fuel pressure was 65psi I didnt know it was suposed to be 85 psi as some posted. I replaced the fuel pump again and it runs great. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L wipers VIN: 2G1WF55E7Y
Everyone pretty much hit it on the nose. Replaced wiper motor with delay board and all is fixed. Thanks to all you guys.
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KC26C4R
I am going to call this one fixed. Apparently the vehicle sits for weeks at a time and the problem has only happened once since the customer had the fuel hoses replaced. From the many replies I received hose leaks are the most common problem, but injectors hav...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J0W
thank you to all that helped me as this was my first time posting for help but this beast is fixed i was able to find a way to run a self test on the cluster ended up replaceing the pcm now gauges work great thank you again Trouble codes: P1698, P1695, P1687.
1973 Ford Thunderbird 460CID fuel overflow VIN: 22J87A1302
wow thanks guys, i took the carb apart 3 times, it was still overflowing, needle and seat where shutting off the flow of fuel ok when unbolted (blowing air through with my mouth). i noticed marks on the float that indicated it was hanging up on a part of the b...
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP47VOT
well i would first like to thank everyone for your great ideas. well the fix was right in front of me the entire time. both front o2 sensors were bad. causing the crazy fuel trims after doing some research i found that ford computers heavily rely on the o2 sen... Trouble codes: P0174.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZF1724W
thank you guys for the good infoe.i had a wireing diagram,should of read it better.but all put me in the right direction.i had no power when you turn key on at pcm pin 86 had power on fuse .put power to pin 86 everthing worked except wire to coil pack.so what...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Alarm or PCM? VIN: 1FDPE24L4W
Hi everyone. I'm happy to report that this vehicle is fixed. As it turned out, it was the fuel pump relay, the idle control valve, and something in the transmission that were clicking. I discovered that the relay was functioning properly, though it was being ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Thank you very much for the info guys.As alway very helpful. Customer has declined repairs. I feel that is most likely some sort of internal manifold leak especially since the 2 cyl affected 6&3 are back to back(but only p0306 and no lean codes)I suggested to ... Trouble codes: 306 (Misfire cyl 6).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L blower motor VIN: 1FTSW21PO5
i ended up replacing the speed control unit, the voltage on green white was out of spec, just over 2 volts, as far as i remember it was like 2.12 volts and the control was only like 30.00, i still don,t understand why if i varied power to that signal wire it w...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC14W9Y
Well we got to the bottom of this one. A nice cocktail of issues lead to the end of this truck. As you know I changed the injector and got the truck running. After I got it running the engine ran real rough and had Alot of engine noise. After getting comfir... Trouble codes: P0300.
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L tpms VIN: 1GKFK16357
Hey everyone, thanks so much for your help. I have had this straightened out for a long time now but honestly forgot to get back on here and post my findings. Oops. Anyway Dave and Alex were correct about a 148 psi reading being unlearned. Where I messed u...
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMRA1845S
thanks for all the replies,as it turns out the were there blocked egr ports on the intake, cleaned all the intake ports,road test, (long trip,vacation), ALL WAS GOOD. no more missfire. thanks again. regards,,,Luke.
1992 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L No Start VIN: 2HMBF31F3N
thanks for your comments guys, after performing pin tests @ the computer found wiring was good, ordered a computer, just received it today , car runs fine.
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 1LNLM91V2P
Hi all. Thanks for replying to my request. I am still trying to get the owner to bring this vehicle back for additional testing. (I think he's one of the people that think anything can be repaired by turning a couple screws or replacing a fuse) However...
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S75
Found problem. Had to get the bugs out as in bug stuck deep in airflow sensor.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vent control VIN: F7WF169179
Well like I said yesterday, I couldn't see the forest for the trees. Pat hit on the head. Had to reprogram the head for the vehicle. Thanks to all.
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
With all of the replies suggesting Idle Air Control motor, who was I to argue! Installation of the new IAC solved the howling, and idle quality issues. According to most of the replies, this is a common issue with Fords. The speed, accuracy and professional...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Starting VIN: JA3AJ86E22
Ok, I think I have fixed this vehicle. After speaking with the customer several times they told me a story about when they were camping one time and the headlights came on in the middle of the night. They unplugged a "green thing" under the hood that was cli...
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 3J57K5M296
We received many replies to this one. Almost all agreed that the brake booster was bad or low vacuum to it. The engine is stock and not a hot rod and we had 19.5 inches to the booster. We replaced the brake booster and the pedal felt like power brakes again (n...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3WH52M9S
Well thanks for all the help, we never did get this to act up, so we just started testing, and we found the pwr and grd harness to the ignition mod. had a burnt spot from where it was not in its retainer, found GM had a update harness replaced harness and so f...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3N152F02
Ok. So I think I the car is fixed. I replaced the ignition switch like most of you said and so far haven't seen the car back, yet. I did notice a difference in the Security light. When it did start when I was diagnosing it the security light remained on but no... Trouble codes: B2960, B2965.
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L serpentine belt VIN: 2P4GH2533S
this is fixed, went to dealer and ordered pulley kit. all it is is a larger depressed washer that goes on the front of the tensioner pulley to keep the belt from walking off. put new tensioner and washer on and everything is fine now. thanks to all who replied...
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L temp gauge VIN: 1G2WJ52M4R
Hi gang, Had 6 replies for my problem. Some suggesred drilling a hole into water jacket or head & relocating temp gauge sender. I opted to use Laneard & Alex's suggestion to replace 2 wire CTS with 3 wire sensor which uses third wire for temp gauge. Alex even ...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L power windows interior lamps VIN: 1G2HZ52K4V
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3GT58L6K
As explained in an earlier update, the draw was a false alarm and would go away after a short time. The fix, as a number of you suggested, was to install a starter relay. Evidently, there is a problem in the wiring from the ignition switch to the starter solen...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
Well I've got egg on my face ! while verify the secondary air pump had gone south again ,I discovered the hose going to the combi-valve was loose,hence my low airflow. Sorry guys. Thanks Marty Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary AIR Flow).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSE69M62
The car is fixed.I was very tired when I wrote the help post and I did not ask the right questions.I was not trying to jerryrig anything I was just trying to understand the system a little better. What I wanted was some advice on diagnosing the fan relay...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L misfire low oil pres. VIN: 3VWDD21C52
Whew! Thanks to everyone. After testing every thing ,retesting everything and replaceing everything I now know what happened. You can now say with authority that if you have a motor that starts to run poorly only after the lifters stop chattering that the mach...
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