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1991 Audi 100 2.3L pan VIN: WAUBC5446M
Has anyone seen these trans pan warp? This one seems to have slight irregularities (bowing) on the sealing surface which is evident when you put it face down on a flat surface. It didn't seem like it would have been enough to cause a leak but we are suspecting...
1978 BMW 320i 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: 0005475244
Hi guys I have a weird prob with the gas gauge on this car. it is always on full, yet the low fuel lite comes on. I've replaced the sender and the gauge and same thing. If i disconnect the sender the gauge drops, only if disconnected. I have ck all wiring for ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Interior VIN: AF128G3106
i am having a problem with a 1999 bmw 328 i ones in a while sunroof dont work and blower dont work traction control dont work that is the problem i need help . thankyou
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine, he had it checked at another shop and was told the air pump was bad. He went and bought and air pump assembly from BMW and installed it himself and cleared the codes two days later the MIL light came back on with the s... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Safety VIN: 2G4WY52M0W
I have this problem on this Buick, the same problem on a 2001 Pont Montana Van also. The wipers are parked at the 12 O'clock position. I did the Alldata test, for wiper parking, on both vehicles to no good results. I installed a Reman wiper motor,with new circ...
1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, VIN: 2G4WF5210W
Engine runs fine until you turn the turn signal(s) on. When that is done we loose all electrical and engine stops. Intrerior lights, dash, and exterior lights go out. After about five minutes the lights will come back on but nothing else will happen. After abo...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L No Power VIN: 1G6CD5334L
When you accel the car falls on it's face, no power. If you keep your foot in it, it will eventually pick up speed and keep on going. Looking at the scanner i noticed the timing drop from 29 degrees to 8 degrees then increase back up to 40. I also noticed map ... Trouble codes: 41 (Camshaft sensor signal not present at ECU)
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L sluggish no pep VIN: 1G6KD52B1S
Need help on this Cadillac Deville with hard to solve problem; Grounds seem to be a pattern failure on this cars, and no fix results from the - symptom - fix - according to its problem-fix relationship Vehicle's motor symptoms same as a plugged up catalytic ... Trouble codes: N/A (No Trouble Codes)
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCFK29K5P
hello! i am new to this site thought id give it a shot on this problem chid. the truck runs bad cold. misses act like it is loading up.when you snap the throttle on decel some times it dies but mostly it act like it is running on about 4 cylinders. it does idl...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GNEC16K3R
HI and thanks in advance for any help. When this truck is first started it will run for about 10 secondsand stall. It will restart with out any problem and about 10 seconds it will stall it does this about three times and it will run great good power and it wi...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GBDM19W2T
i inherited this van from a friend/contractor who tried multiple things to repair poor running to no start eventually.many things were wrong but now i need some fresh ideas.the distributor was checked for rotor position and ac delco dist. cap,rotor,p...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R1V
I would like to know if any other tech,s or shops have run into fuel in main injector harness where it plugs into central fuel injector body, then travels into wiring insulation to ECM. also poppet nozzles are sticking. Thanks, Dean Trouble codes: P1406, P300B
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L overdrive VIN: 1GNEK13R2W
When driving in overdrive at speeds of 40 mph and above transmision seems to buck, if I drive with it in 3rd Gear condition does not occur. Originally when this happened it also had a load noise from the rear end and it would jerk and make noise. Tore down rea...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front seal VIN: 1GCEK19T9Y
Hep me, Hep me, Hep me, Good customer had full ticket done last month, we had trouble installing the front output shaft seal on the transfer case it is an nv246 two speed auto transfer case. It fits very tight on shaft and actually spins with the shaft instead...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WW12E9Y
hello everyone. this one has got me going in circle so i need some of you to redirect me. car came in with intermittent stall right after start up from ford dealership. checked for codes in pcm and found p1626 stored in history. checked for codes in bcm, radio... Trouble codes: P1626, U1016
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L abs motor VIN: 1GNEC13T61
Vehicle came in with a disconected ABS maxi fuse because the pump seemed to keep running. We confirmed and have an ABS light on. The Snap-on MODIS will not pull an ABS code, but did get a U1041 (loss of EBCM) from PCM. Following this path leads to bad EBCM. An...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L starter VIN: 1C4GT64L7W
Thid van was towed in for a no-start. It started for us initially. However after repairing the battery connections it failed to start. It would crank several times and then start and die. The antitheft was activating. It appears the BCM was not being turned on...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L left 1/2 shaft VIN: 1B4GK54R2M
posting this for tech who works with me.van has been in three times in last three weeks each time it has come back each time with left side 1/2 shaft pulled apart and power steering pulley broke. he has measured to make sure nothing has shifted replaced all th...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B4GK54R8M
This problem is some what intermittant, maybe once a month. Usually in stop & Go traffic, hot or cold. Trans has no drive after 1-2 shift. Have to come to a stop, turn engine off, re-start and is Ok after that. No codes are present. Any help is greatly appreci...
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Hvac controlls VIN: 2B4GP25B6V
Well this one is driving me nuts i bought van with dead battery put new battery in and now lights are blinking on a/c recirc,wipers etc. looked in archives found many responses on how to recalibrate system by running a self test and cool down. performed them j...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3L temp
hi guys this one has me puzzled, this van has the dual temp and rear a/c unit. my problem is i am getting hot air out of the front with the a/c on but cold air out of the back freon is good i am thinking it is a blend door problem i did the calibration and di...
1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H8X
hey people, i'd like some backup on this one. the customer says he was driving the car and it just quit. came in on the hook. no codes in computer. we have spark (it will run on propane), cam and crank signals. the injectors are not being pulsed. THERE IS NO S...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7GL22X9Y
Road tested truck, did not notice any drivabilaty problems. Only rough idle. Hooked truck up to scan tool noticed that cyl # 1 had a few misfires. Ohm wires and had a few bad wires, sugg to customer let try replacing cap, rotor, wires. truck still has rough id...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L power steering VIN: 1B7MF33771
This truck we had problems with last autumn. The vacuum pump breaks where it drives the powersteering pump and then the brakes and the steering are barely functional. It happens when the power steering is at high load, as in turning at slow speeds and low engi...
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX25L7H
Vehicle came in with carburetor leaking fuel from everywhere. Resealed leaks on carburetor and reinstalled. Vehicle ran poorly just as it did when it arrived. Installed remanufactured Holley 64-3608. Vehicle seemed to run alright but a little rough at idle. Ad...
1991 Ford Taurus L 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FACP5541M
Hello fellow techs, this one has got me stumped. I did a major tune up and now this car will nbot run, not even a backfire. It has good fuel pressure good spark, injectors are pulsing, no codes are stored in pcm, however with my snap-on scanner it shows no inj...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF25N6N
this one is driving me nn\uts i originally replaced map sensor and iac unit cleaned throttle cha,ber reset base idlethen removed the distributor and physically inbspected it all looks ok pickup etc shaft nice and smooth after the third he came back it looked l... Trouble codes: 411 (322 -), 322 (testing and results)
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L evaporator VIN: 1FBJ531H9N
Customer complaint was intermittant warm air from the vents for ten to fifteen minutes then cold air would come back. We could never duplicate this but the compressor ( FS6 ) was noisy and since this passenger van is always carrying a load of children the cust...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
i have got it runnig better. i replaced injectors and pcm i have done voltage brops pin checks . my problem is cyl numbers 4 5 6 injectors pulsewidth goes to 18 the other 3 cylinders stay around 4.5 milliseconds. i have tryied o2 sensors the pcm was a dealer p...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L down shifting VIN: 24MDA5140S
Vechile came in with down shifting problem. No codes. Removed VSS, bench tested with drill. Bench test o.k. Re-instatlled VSS. Put car on lift and re-tested. No signal from VSS thru scanner. Disconnected battery, removed VSS again, unpluged connector by brake ...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FDEE1462V
Van came in with DTC P0705 Trans range sensor error. Installed new motorcraft sensor and no change. Comparing PID TR sensor & TR selector to actual gear position, no positions read properly and reads error on most of the positions. Also another weird part is t...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L tcc lockup VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
Please look at History first. This is where I come in to the picture. While driving the vehicle and monitoring the torque converter command signal from the PCM and the TCCMACT (RPM) signal, the vehicle only has a problem with the surging when the command signa...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L turn signals VIN: 2FMZA5146X
thank ahead of time , we have this windstar that intermittent after shut off vehicle brake lights will stay illuminated , turn signal will stay illuminated on rear of vehicle and on dash indicator - which ever way you used turn signal last that will be the one...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
This truck was driven in by a regular customer. The customer complaint was that the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. A test drive revealed that indeed the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. It makes the 1-2 shift okay, but that is the onl...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L plug threads VIN: 2F145N4509
please excuse the vin # i'm at home asking for youre help. this 5.4 blew the #6 plug out of the head. what i am asking for is the napa part number to the heli-coil kit they offer. oure napa can't find it. thanks in advance for youre time, help. dave
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L steering pump/fluid VIN: 1HGCG165XW
hope everyone is doing fine! this accord is having a power steering fluid foaming problem and pump noise. the alternator failed and we replaced it. after starting the engine to check the charging system, we heard the power steering pump making the typical "low...
1991 Hyundai Excel 1.5L No Start VIN: K23N321N4M
This Hyundai has no injector pulse. Has spark and fuel pressure. The computer is not grounding the injectors. Harness is ok. The one thing that is throwing me off, is that the voltage for the sensor refrences is 12 volts instead of 5 like Mitchel is indicating...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reading hot always VIN: 4S2CM58VXV
Hello, Isuzu tech's. I'm at my end with this one. Customer came to me with what he beleived to be a overheating problem. He thought the water pump was making noise, and bought one for me to replace. So I replaced it along with timing belt. Also replaced temp...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, spark knock VIN: 4S2CM58W1W
This vehicle spark knocks on light accel- OK at cruise and under harder accel- EGR is working fine- when testing the knock sensor- the sensor is producing 15 millivolts but the timing doesn't show any retard when tapping near sensor- customer states problem ha...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ride control VIN: SALTY1245X
have this 99 discovery II, customer states every often car suspension sags in rear, and when starting it up it ussually pumps back up. Finally the other day it fell and wont come back up, cked voltage to pump under car for air suspension, found no voltage. Sta...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Complete truck VIN: SALTY1243Y
At 62mph heavy vib. feeling in steering wheel and in the seats below 62 slight vib until you hit 45mph then u feel it moreso in steering wheel. I have swapped driveshafts,fan clutch,harmonic balancer,transfercase,balanced all tires at fine setting cheched fron...
1990 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Inst Cluster VIN: 1LNLM984XL
Help! I need a good wiring diagram for the inst. panel on this car. Mitchell is terribly short on this circuit! TIA
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Surge, VIN: 1LNCM81W4M
okay here we go with one that is simply odd and i hope that some ford guru has seen this, the vehicle will not pass its emissions test due to the fact that it has no (and i mean none) smooth engine speed above idle up to 3,000 rpm, as soon as you just crack th...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L windshield wiper VIN: 1LNLM82WON
Could any of you ford gurus give me the part number for the out put arm for the wiper motor. I found the windlatch part number in the "FIXES" (F5AZ-17C518-AA), but the dealers are clueless on the arm. Thanks
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA50D6J
Hello fellow technicians. Todays diagnostic dilema comes from a 1988 Mercedes 300CE that a customer brought in for an occassional engine stalling problem. The customer stated that the engine would stall occassionally when coming to a stop and while waiting at ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Injection pump VIN: WDBGB34E8P
Does anyone know of a way to time the diesel injection pump to the cam and crankshaft without using the Bosch set-up tool??
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L 2-3 shift, 3-4 shift VIN: 1MELM5346P
Intermittently, (every 20 miles or so at the most) the transmission in this car will shift down and then back up, and go back and forth several times. One time when I drove it, I was going about 45 so and it shifted down fairly hard from 3rd to 2nd and then ba...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starter
Hello Techs This cougar is coming back for the 4 time with with a starting problem. It acts like a bad started drive, it only does it about once a week. Flywheel has been checked for any bad teeth. The factory starter did it, and all the replacements. Is it p...
1993 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1CZ24H2P
This 300zx came into the shop with a misfire complaint. I drove the car to verify the problem and found that it would missfire or surge at part throttle around 3000 or so rpm.Before this point and after this car runs beautifully. I did find that on a dead col...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C9T
Engine will hesistate badly on cold accel to the point it almost stalls-ses lamp comes on with code p0101-replaced maf sensor,map sensor,pcv valve-no change.when reviewing the failure records with tech 2 the maf sensor readings look normal-35-60gps at 20% tps-... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor out of range)
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K5V
hello eveyone need some help here car came in with siezed motor replaced motor upper and lower intake manifolds. car ran fine no codes. after 1 week customer returned found code po401 inssuficant egr flow. Tested egr and map sensor seem to working properly any... Trouble codes: P0401
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L headlights VIN: 1G3GR62C8W
Vehicle came in because when it was sitting in the garage at home the headlamps and park lamps would briefly come on. And by briefly I mean they would flash on and off. Test drove vehicle and was able to duplicate symptom. Lamp contol module was making a click...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, cold/hot start VIN: 1G3WH5Z2H1
This vehicle came in a month ago or so with a code PO385 CKP sensor "B". The sensor was replaced and problem fixed. About a week ago the customer came back with a stalling complaint on a cold or hot soak restart. Re -scanned codes,none found. TB was extremely ...
1980 Other European Silver Cloud .0L wiring VIN: IDONOTHAVE
Please help if you can . I am looking for a wiring diagram for a 1980 rolls royce silver cloud 4 door hard top is there anyone out there who can email it to me or point me in the right direction to get one off the web
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GMDU06LOS
after van reaches operating temp motor will idle up to around 2500 rpm this happens when driving and when stopped in neutral the iac count will increase to 38. tps will stay normal.the only way to correct is to turn the ignition off and restart then the rpm wi...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cooling Fan VIN: 1G2JB124XV
Hello there. I have this Sunfire that overheats at idle. The cooling fan does not come on untill the coolent is boiling out past the rad cap. After the fan come on it only takes a around 30 seconds to cool enough to stop boiling out. If the A/C is on the fan o...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GMDX06E2V
need help. vehicle came from another garage, garage told customer that it possibly needs a pcm or reflash. vehicle surges real bad at take off from light. fuel pressure doesnt drop but the fuel pump is growling a little louder than normal. tryed to check for p... Trouble codes: P0706
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52KXW
does anybody have some more info on what triggers a code p1352b i have checked the ign system with no luck i even went as far a replaceing the ign coil and coil packs only to have the code come back any help would be great Trouble codes: P352
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L AC compressor VIN: WPOAA0941G
Porsche Technicians put your thinking hats on. Guess I have reached the point of "can't see the forest for the trees". What I really need is a pinout for the Auxilary Fan / compressor double relay. Pin numbers are as follows: Left side of double relay - TS - 3...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Engine VIN: WPOCA29881
This car came in smoking like crazy. Customer states that it just started suddenly. Looking at the separate exhaust pipes, it seems the oil is being dumped into the rear 2 cylinders. Alldata is limited with information on the crank breather etc. We're thinking...

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1996 Buick Regal 3.1L Radio
Thanks for all the replies!! A couple of you sent me the procedure for retrieving 2 codes to use to call the dealer and get the unlock code. You have to hold the '2' and '3' buttons for a few seconds and you will get a 3 digit code, press am/fm button and anot...
1968 Chevrolet corvette 350CID windshield wipers VIN: 194678S424
thank you to all who responded, as allmost all of you suggested there were ground problems, ground circ, near starter was connected to R post at sol, also, the vac circuits under dash were a mess, easiest to just replace most of it, also had problems with elec...
1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1112H
Thanks to all who replied! After almost everyone said to re check the power/ground circuits I ran thru every ecm circuit and found nothing different than my preliminary tests (never hurts to check twice tho) Upon further investigation I found that the owner ha...
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G1JF31W3J
customer didn'twantto pursue problem any further because of expense.when it left gauge did read a little higher from new oil pump,but still not great. thanks to all who replied.
1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L cylinders VIN: 1B4GP45R8B
thanks to the 20 members that sent replays. its clear now that there no problem with these engines going 150k + with no problem, the gm guy must have been pulling her leg or going off of the mileage to age of the vehicle and expecting that to stay consistant. ...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L harsh engagement VIN: 1G1BL52P8T
Howdy, Well I made a mistake, when I tested the line pressure I didnt pay attention, I was testing another last week and the pressures seemed low so I looked them up and they were right, starting at [...] at 175. My caprice pressures started at 85 and peak...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L tcc
I checked everyones suggestions and all looked ok. I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you but I finally got the customer back. After replacing the valve body, spacer plate, torque converter, forth clutch packs and resealing the trans with no fix, GM Tac ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
I was un sucusfull in finding the problem. The blazer has been to two seperate dealers and thay can't fix it eather! I am convinced that it is a problem with the security system. however I have replaced every part in the security system other than the wireing,... Trouble codes: 11NE0, 11NE0.
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WW12M1W
You guys were right! The student dropped a Map sensor screw when he was dissambleing the engine. (he didn't tell anyone he dropped it and when he could not find it gave up looking for it) When he removed the lower intake you know where the screw went!!! Both...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L engine VIN: 1GAGG25R4W
Thank you everyone for the help. Special Thanks to Keith, Steve, Brian, David and Paul. I found out I caused this problem myself when I installed a new radiator.This Van is Bi-Fuel, Gas and Lpg and there is more than one choice on where to reinstall the crankc...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Fuel Pressure Regulator VIN: 3GNFK16R0X
5 of 12 said fuel lines hitting the firewall,we checked that already. Survey says 'Get new eyeballs!'. Paul, from Darling's Automall hit it head on. 'Odds are, when then intake was removed, the fuel lines were unhooked and bent upward to give you some more r...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Stall VIN: 1GCHK23G22
Here's what we did. We replaced the crank sensor. The part was updated and looks a little different. I don't know why it wouldn't set a crank sensor code when it failed. It did set a code when unplugged though. We monitered all three wires on the sensor with o...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7MF33511
Good Morning, I want to thank all who replied, we learned some good information not known to us before. John [...] has seen the valve seats pound out and not effect dynamic or static compression, or leak down test. Only showes up on vacumn gauge. Upon ter...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N03
We changed the coil unit 1 more time checked all the info given and did not find any problems checked the fuel injection checked the control unit even switched with a good known unit the problem seems to have fixed itself ( I am always very susspicious when a ...
1975 Ford bricklin 351CID hydrolic doors VIN: 00013BX5S0
again i thankyou for the information on the web sites.These wre very helpfulbut to late the customer bailed-out on me. Thanks Bill&gilfor that info Bill at monty's car clinic
1990 Ford Mustang 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
Thank you everyone for your help.The problem that I was having was caused by a cut ground wire on the o2 sensor and also the connectors were crossed and connenected to the wrong banks. I completly overlooked it again thank you.Mike Trouble codes: 41 (system lean).
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Mechanical
thanks for all the help it had an bad modugle
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc
ECM was reprogrammed (flashed) in 1998 to eliminated tcc lockup unless Trans overheats. Sticker in engine compartment verified this. Thanks Nick [...] TCIL fault that the scanner said I had was because I don't have an O/D button on this vehicle. Thanks Jer...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
16 correct answers. I checked the mass air flow sensor. It has the fuzzies almost everyone mentioned. I cleaned it off with electrical contact cleaner and reinstalled. This time when I drove it the mil took about 20 miles to come on instead of 10. The same cod... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
This problem is very intermittent and therefore, I may not be positive about the fix for a year. We attempted to raise the base idle set screw using TP voltage to 1.1 from 9.6. Not alot of movement but not alot of options either.The fuel tank did not have a br...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, excessive fuel smoke VIN: 2FDKF37F6T
after several attempts to fix this wrecker the boss said to take to ford dealer. they said all o-rings were bad and the injector we put in from ford 1 year ago was bad. so far no smoking will see.thanks guys for the incite on these diesels.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L intake VIN: 1FDEE14L0V
well replacement intake was aluminum & heavier than the plastic,looked for fuel leaks at regulator,none found.we installed new intake & fired it up,road tested & all data peramiters looked normal,fuel trims within 5%,no missfires truck ran great.all the tune u...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Differential VIN: 2FTDX18W9V
Thanks to Alldata's section on the assembly of the differential,there was an minute o-ring that went on the lever going into the differential. Along with Ford Brake silicone grease. Ford part's didn't even show the O-ring. They had to call their Tech line.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Randy from Oklahoma nailed it with; 'Sounds like you have a bad pump. This transmission is bad about wearing a groove in the sleeve that the pump shaft rides on. The pump sits on top of the valve body and is a vane type pump. That would explain the noise you a...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P7X
thanks to all who replied - when we removed pressure switch to test oil pressure we removed oil filter and installed one of our quaker state filters when done testing - customer took vehicle untill we got some replies back - talked to customer 3 days later and...
2000 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall
this car is fixed and on the road,it was something very stupid,i had come to the conclusion that the pump was the problem,the car was starving for fuel,so we decided to put in another factory pump,just before i installed the new pump i was staring in the tank ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FTSW31F21
Hello again. This one is fixed, Thanks to iATN members help. First thing the next morning the customer called wondering how things were going? Then he asked if a performance chip could cause the stalling. I didn't even know they were available for Fords. Next ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P1218 (CID Stuck High).
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMCB7559M
You were right, bad aftermarket distributor. Sorry about the late post, wanted to make sure the vehicle was gone!
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8U11FE6M
Thanks for replies from RENE from Florida, VICTOR from Trinidad and Tobago, MARK from Jamacia, GRANT from Texas and STUART from Florida. We will get to work on this car again towards the end of this month. The replies indicated that the timing belt is probably... Trouble codes: 13 (RPM Signal Circuit).
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L abs VIN: 1NLM91V8U4
I received 4 replies, thanks guys for taking the time. 2 said to check the front wheels speed sensors, which checked out good, the other 2 related to possible cluster problem or even a bad cluster and pcm...customer/friend didn't want to part with the cash to ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA24A5E
sorry guys my tech but out this request for help i got a chance to look at the car it had some bad vacum hoses that were leaking the customer came in telling him what was wrong with the car and he never ask for the smog sheet to see what failed sorry and thank...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L oil pan VIN: WDBGB34E8P
Thanks to all of those who replied to my help request. I finally decided to remove the engine with the transmission attached. I am glad I did it makes it so much easier to remove/replace the pistons, not to mention cleaning everything up and getting ready to r...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L abs VIN: WDBGA33E6T
thanks to all.. you guys were right about scanner info. frank from nevada hit it right on the head. there are two 10amp fuses in the module box on the passenger side of vehicle. one of the fuses was blown, due to cust jump starting vehicle. thanks again to all...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L AC system VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hello everyone, the next morning i went to the mono dual valve and with te engine at operating temperature,I turned the engine off for a minute and restarted and the heat was on on the side vents. I unplugged the mono valve, and put on and off voltage to the v...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: AS01SE0415
this car did not get fixed because customer did not have the money for a crank sensor
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L low side hose connection at evap. core VIN: 4A3AJ46G9T
Good day to all. I received five replies to my help request and after discussing the options with my customer she decided she would like a new car. This vehicle was not repaired when it left my shop. According to the replies, the repair would have ranged fro...
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1PB25S1J
thanks to all who replied. customer told us that someone had replaced the fuel pump. well, they didnt and it was the problem. thanks again
1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L ignition switch
Thank you All for you help specially those who reply to my problem. Sorry for not answer promptly but I was waiting for the custumer response He's driving the vehicle but He told me that the Problem still intermittent, now I mention that wiggling the shifter w...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Thanks for all the responses on this one Mike from New Zealand got it.. MAF sensor had intermittent 2-5 volt surges at idle / low RPM cruise(missed these the first 20 times I viewed the pids)which caused excessive fuel injector pw. able to duplicate problem by... Trouble codes: 45 (injector leak).
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L radiator fan VIN: 2P4FP2536W
Thanx for all the techs who took the time to reply to my post. Just about everyone had it right, the rad fan module is located under the air cleaner box on the frame rail, my book made no mention of this. The local mopar dealer had one in stock and the van is ...
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