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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L blower; temp VIN: WBAHC2304K
Hi, thanks in advance! I have Mitchell on Demand, and the diagrams and info on this car do not match what is on the car! Is there a test for the blower final stage(sword)? Could someone send me wiring diagrams? thanks
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L SRS Light VIN: WBAHE6324R
Vehicle was purchased by customer with no SRS light on. Battery went dead, tested the starting and charging circuits, found it was necesaary to replace the battery. Now SRS light is on solid. Scanned for trouble codes, no information available. Went to Mitche...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Driver's seat / steering column adjustment VIN: WBADD6329W
The driver's seat will not move nor the steering column adjustment. Fuses are OK . The usual suspect being the seat switch cover is not the problem here. The cover is broken and the plug WAS loose. I reinstalled it and still no seat action. There is no power t...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K3S
This one will stall on the first three decellerations from 30 mph only after a 20 minute hot soak. From then on it has no problems until the next hot soak. IAC was bad initially, but obviously was not part of the stall.
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L suspension? VIN: 3G5DA03E42
This vehicle had a noticeable clunk/pop/knocking noise in the front end of the vehicle. It is a single noise, not a succession of noises. It happens at various times at low speeds. It will happen when turning, forward & reverse, sometimes when braking and some...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L master /accum. combo VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
Red brake light is on and car has no power assist.you can hear the pump hum when the keys is turned on. but system dosnt build pressure.
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GEDZ90B2M
the problem is that sometimes when the car is started or just driving the a/c control cluster goes off and just a light with c stays on on the a/c cluster and on the fuel gage. the service engine light comes on and set code e047. the only way to turn off is to... Trouble codes: E047
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L engine VIN: W06VR54R7V
Looking for some Catera experts out there. I have this car that is leaking a very large amount of oil from somewhere up high at the rear of the engine. I cannot see where it is coming from, short of tearing the upper intake off plus alot more in able to see ...
1973 Chevrolet monte carlo 350CID Air conditioning VIN: 1H57H31632
Hello, I am wondering if any one has a wiring diagram for this old monte carlo. I am looking for one for the air conditioning and for the charging sys. you could email me at [...] Thanks Craig
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L 3-4 shift VIN: 2GIWPI4X4M
The A solenoid is cylceing off and on. sending voltage and ground through the same wire.
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24F1P
I have a question for all the diesel techs...I'm sure this has been covered in the archives, but I can not access them. We have this '93 truck with the 6.5 turbo that will not start after a hot soak of approx 15-30 minuets of driving on hot days. When the weat...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L line pressur VIN: 1G1BL52P8T
Howdy tranny people! I have this beast back again, for harsh engagement, now it is venting fluid out the vent and the fluid is turning dark. The line pressure is too high, It goes from 120 at idle cold in neutral to 275 on snap throttle. Warm, the pressure is ...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52M2V
This Malibu is causing my entire shop to have a headache! This vehicle has a mysterous random misfire code, but cyl #1 is the domenant misfire. Does not feel like an ignition misfire but to eliminate the obvious I did the following: 1)Switched #1 and #6 plug,2... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire detected)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L engine VIN: 3GNEC16R0W
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L brake lights VIN: 1GCEK19R6W
have a 98 k1500. brake lights work when you start to press pedal, about a quarter of the way through the stroke, the lights go out. If i just push the brake pedal down a bit, i can keep the lights on as long as i want, but as soon as i pass that point, they qu...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L oil leak VIN: 2CNBJ13C0Y
After replacement of the rear main seal and block plug seal in back of block including crank sensor oring engine still has considerable oil leak between trans and engine. Looked very close 2nd time trans was apart not sure what the problem is or what I may be ...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W91
AAHHHHHH! I inherited this one due to my internet connections (i.e. you guys). Customer went to Meineke with a intermittent misfire problem. Cruising at highway speeds intermittantly the truck will misfire and set the MIL. Meineke did a complete tune-up and a ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z22
This engine misfires on the even # bank only. Misfire counts are extremely high. the odd # bank is fine. The engine idles ok. The misfires happen when throttle is slightly depreseed begining about 1000 rpm. the truck will not run much over 35mph. Injector pres... Trouble codes: P0300
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L Fuel System VIN: 1C3XC66R7L
The engine won't start. The injectors won't open to let fuel into the intake. The PCm was replaced, and all electrical connections were rechecked. Electrical connectors to injectors were check with a noid light, and thought the light flashed it was dim. Any he...
1996 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES42C0T
we have a car with an intermittant Code PO351, ignition Coil #1 Primary Circuit. The engine starts to hesitate like it wants to stall. Of course it does this intermittantlly and will not duplicate in shop. Car has to be driven for problem to occur. My tests an... Trouble codes: P0351
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y2J
Customer stops in today with this pickup, him and his buddy put a 5.0 HO out of a Mustang where his 4.9 used to sit, swapped engine and computer along with computer harness, overnight cold truck wont start, I checked fuel pressure 40psi, good spark, no injecto...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTEE14N5S
hey guys, customers complaint is occassionally, usually going up an incline, vehicle has a hesitation around 20-30 mph.then goes away when you are past those speeds. I'm not familiar with this code mentioned below and not sure if this is the cause. Went on a t... Trouble codes: 212 (loss of IDM input to PCM-Spout circuit grounded)
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L damper hub VIN: 1FTFE24299
Hi Guys I have a E van here that came in for no start a week ago, It would not start and it seem like when the timing was of on a distributor ignition system. I did a complete diagnostic to pin point the backfiring on the engine. After everything checked ok,I ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FTDF176XV
Truck came in with coolant leaking from the HVAC drain tube. This will be the third heater core in 7 months. Thie first heater core had a hole in it. The second heater core went a month later and had split a seam. Rad cap tested good. ( replced it any way)...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L whistle noise VIN: 3FALP1135W
vehicle came in for a noise when hot. when you shut the car off it makes a whistling sound for a few seconds. sounds like it is coming from the throttle body area. has a new iac valve from the ford dealer. doesn't make the noise all the time. customer said the...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P9W
this vehicle has been to our shop for mil lights several times. we've had the following codes on different occasions--p0141 (bank one rear sensor heater circuit), p0430 (bank one rear o2 sensor heater circuit failure), p0420 (bank 2 catalytic converter efficie... Trouble codes: P0133 (ho2s bank one sensor one slow response), P0430 (bank 2 car efficiency below limit)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Hello IATN, I have a bit of a mystery with this truck. The steering or chassis makes a distinct metallic ping when turning sharply (at the steering lock) and driving forward or back. It does it a very slow speed and will generally make one or two pings and th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Hello Everyone,I have a powerstroke diesel has intermittent rough idle at stops and start up.extremely low miles,. Had truck to three dealerships,nobody can seem to pin it down. if anyone has seen a similar issue or can shed some light i would appreciate it.
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7658N
Hello Everyone, This Honda is keeping me guessing. When you accelerate it acts like it is hitting a rev limiter when you hit 3000-3500 rpms. I'm not sure how else to describe it. It isn't a straight up normal misfire, and it doesn't seem to loose spark. With... Trouble codes: 14 (Electronic Air control Valve)
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5640W
Thank you for your time. Customer complained that the check engine light was on and slight valve ping. We checked the codes and had code P0325 Knock Sensor. We did the check chart in Alldata. Check chart indicated the problem is intermittent. The check chart s... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor)
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5551X
Hello guys and gals & Honda techs...we had a 99 Accord 2.3L towed in here with a stripped crank woodruff slot in the crank and the timing belt cog. The customer had the car at a Honda dealer where they removed the crank pulley to inspect. We ended up with the ... Trouble codes: P1259
1990 Hyundai Excel GL 1.5L Excessive Emissions, excessive nox VIN: KMHVF22JXL
hello all you mits and hyundai experts. this excludes the computer ad sales pitch guy. (there is a computer salesman that throws alot of responses to buy his reman computers and i think by now people know who he is. ) anyways and anyhow. i have this vehicle in... Trouble codes: 11 (o2 sensor circuit)
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L clutch hydralics VIN: 452CY58V6R
This vehicle is driving me mad! The truck will not go into reverse w/o grinding.Seems to be improper hydralic pressure, so we replace the clutch slave & master cyl.The problem is no better.The vehicle has an almost new cluch & the rod is adjusted as far as it ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ABS light on
A new radio and amp was installed, when customer picked up jeep ABS light was on. Code for LR ABS sensor failure. don't believe this is problem. None of the wheel sensors are reading mph,the pump volts are 0 and the scanner shows ABS light off and on constantl...
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...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L MIL Lamp on
hi group sorry at home forgot to bring vin # with me, every couple of weeks vehicle will set po443 evap code, first came in the canister purge valve was open ckt, verified power to it and ground ok replaced ran vehicle drive cycle and reset the evap monitor gr... Trouble codes: P0443
2000 Mazda 323F 1498CC Hesitation, Surge VIN: SAFBAAMMM1
Hi Guys, This 323F is a headache. I've no history on vehicle customer just bought it with the problem. Its starts great, but when hot on WOT it dies then surges sometimes backfires through the inlet I thought it was the timing belt misalligned as it was replac...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L oxy replacement VIN: WDBCA39D45
Attmpting Oxy sensor replacement. The wires from the oxy lead to a grommetted hole in the chassis. The wire connnectors are inside the chassis. I attempted to pull the connectors out of the hole but they will not come far enough to get the connector out of the...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEB31E25
Hello Mercedes Techs, This vehicle seems to run out of fuel. We replaced main fuel filter,transfer pump,pre filter,+o-rings on plastic lines. When symtoms occur (stalling+hard start) it seems to push fuel out around the new o-rings at the filter area. Thanks ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L head lights VIN: WDBEA32ESC
Head lights stay on after key is off light switch is never used.If you move the dimmer swith some times lights go out.Most often when car is shut off with low beams on lights stay on.Have to remove each headlight fuse to shut them off,put fuses back in lights ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Service light VIN: WDBJF65HXX
Can anyone tell me the reset procedure for the "Smart Service" interval display on this little beast? If memory serves, it can be done at the dash with no special equipment like some of the newer Volvo's. My customer just bought this for his wife, and the "ser...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Turn Signals VIN: JN1EJ01F3P
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I have this Maxima in with no turn signals. I found the flasher to have a hole melted in it. I replaced it and it flashes fine on the left side, but on the right it would only flash in the front and not on th...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser S 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G3AL54N2N
Car came in from another shop. They installed a used ignition module and coil pack. Car starts fine but when it hits 220 degrees it shuts off, if you wait 10 minutes it starts right back up until it gets to 220 again. We loose spark but not injectors. We scope...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3WS52K7W
This car does not start I believe because the spark is extremely weak. (still no start with starting fluid) I tried a new ignition module from Checker. I think that the new module was defective because I lost everything, injector noid light, and rpm at scanner...
1978 Other European 308GT4 3.0L Drive Belt VIN: CHASSISNO1
This 308 GT4 has a history of destroying the water pump and alternator drive belt. I've recently done some work on the engine and fitted an exchange water pump as part of the engine work. Initially all was well. The belt is a very small section and made by Ga...
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L cooling fans VIN: ZFFXR48AXV
This car bagan flashing the "slow down/catalyst temp" warning light, and the owner had it towed in. Light came on as soon as the car is started. Using our GenRad (a JDS unit for Jaguar with a generic mode) scanner we found no codes in the engine. However, res...
1989 Plymouth Reliant America 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: 1P3BK46D7K
Ok...This one is driving us nuts..Came in with Failure to pass Ohio Emmissions..had black smoke comming from the exhaust..Running very rich and getting approx 10 miles to the gallon..No Codes..Idles perfect...once you begin to hit 35 mph...it surges and bucks....
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1P3EJ46C4W
Have this car that intermittently has low fuel warning light. When light comes on, gauge starts dropping and engine starts sputtering after a few seconds. Is definately losing fuel pressure. Power to pump is steady. Problem very hard to duplicate but it's ther... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Cuts out, Stall, Trac off light on VIN: 1G2NW52E9X
Need some HELP here. This little gem the trac off light will come on and the engine will flucuate then stall. it will start up chug and clear out then run fine. This can happen at any time. I hope that someone has run into this before. thanks Bill
2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Valvetrain? VIN: 1G2JD12T6Y
Hello All, Matt Here, This is not actually in my shop, as I run a parts wholesale wharehouse. My neighbors car developed a knock in the top end, right about the time to oil light came on. The oil was over two quarts low. Initial inspection, the noise seems to ...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L l/f power seat VIN: YS3DF55N4V
This car in came with left front power seat problem. As soon as you open the drivers door the seat goes all the way back and reclines. WHen you move the seat back to a normal driving position it moves erraticly forward or back. By erratically I mean it goes fo...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L transmission VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Thanks in advance. I have a 1999 Subaru Outback all wheel drive that slips when starting from a dead stop at times. Acts like it is in nuetral then it slams into gear when you rev the engine. The trans fluid is clean and full.Otherwise the car upshifts and dow...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L abs modulator VIN: JT3VN39W3N
hi all got a weird one here. the problem is after driving for a while the brake pedal will sink about a 1/2 inch and gets hard, then kicks back up with presure. was able to duplicate symptom in the shop by turning engine off releaving the vac out of the booste...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L converter lock up VIN: JT2EB02E40
Hi, I have a 1996 Corolla Automatic 1.8L 7A-FE intermittent code P0770. With scope on TCC pin at ECM, power is supplied at cruise, and lock up is achieved, when I go up a hill, ONLY, I feel a misfire/chuggle type feel, and the power to the TCC is going ON/OFF ...
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Turn signals VIN: 1152141853
having a hard time finding info and wiring diagrams for this old bug. tech thought it was a faulty hazard switch, got one from vw but still no turn signals. tech states white wire coming out of hazard switch that goes to flasher gets hot and seems to shut down...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWVB61C7W
We have this beelte. The speedometer works fine until car gets to 70mph and then the needle begins to jump back and forth and it will not climb past 70. once it is slowed down it operates fine. I suspect the speedometer is bad, but I wanted to try you guys and...

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1996 Acura NSX 3.0L Engine VIN: JH4NA1185T
We have received 7 replies, thanks especially to Jerry [...] of NSX Care confirming that the vibration is normal. This vehicle does have some vibration but not sure how severe. The timing gear set up as per Mitchell is correct and the same as factory manual. ...
1998 Acura TL 3.2L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3647W
Got 4 replies regarding this problem, one was cam timing, the timing belt was replaced here in january, and the customer has had no problems up until lately. The other 2 posts were regarding the possibility of sunken or tight valves, the forth was regarding a ... Trouble codes: P0132 (02 sensor signal high bank 1 sensor 1), P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P1204 (cylinder 4 misfire), P1205 (cylinder 5 misfire), P1206 (cylinder 6 misfire), P0300 (random misfire detected).
1991 Audi 100 2.3L leak in case VIN: WAUBC5446M
The replies all refered to the back to back seals on the pinion shaft. one seal keeps the atf in the trans part and the other seal keeps the gear lube in the differential. These seals commonly leak, especially if the differential is worn. Thanks to Paul and Sk...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Alternator VIN: WBADM6333X
Two replies nailed it (Yousef [...]) main ground cable to right engine mount was loose causing a major voltage drop. Tightening the cable brought the output to 14 volts. Unfortunately the new alternator will not put out the battery light - stays...
1988 Buick Skylark Custom 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G4NJ14L0J
Thank you to all that repled, Ron, Ty, Keith, Thomas, Alan. My puzzelment about the firing order is somewhat mollified by your input and me setting aside my anal instincts, i.e. I accepted what was in front of me. Moving on to the high emmissions and poor perf...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52M9T
Thanks a lot The following is the post from Ron [...]: if misfires on the counter are running up quickly and to a number in the thousands then a fuel problem probably exists in the form of a vacuum leak or bad injector. we have had several 3.1 gm cars in... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD5153K
Hi guys and thanh you for al your help.sorry it took so long to get back.But the owner of the car took it to a caddi.dealer to see if thy can fix it .after a week he came back. the dealer told him it needed a new ecm.he told to go for it .after thay told him h...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L engine hot VIN: 1G6CD13B7N
Well thanks to all of you that responded. Everyone said that these 4.9L engines are notorious for main bearing noise and it is pretty much normal. I informed customer of these responses and he has decided to live with it. Thanks again!
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L alternator VIN: 1G6KF52Y6R
When my technician removed the defective alternator, he had broken the connector plug. The replacement plug from the dealer had four wires, and only one wire from the PCM that went to the L feed which was the turn on input is used. Because the plug was broken ...
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GNEV16K9K
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request for help. Some of the items I had already looked at, but I went back over everything again. One major problem with this type of suspension (open ball joint , 4 wheel drive) is there is no factory provided adjustment...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Intermittent MIL VIN: 1GKDT13269
Thank you to all who replied. The customer wants to wait until it acts up more often as it only does it cold and not every time. He will bring it back when it gets worse. As most of you know we can have it a week and it won't act up, the customer can take it a... Trouble codes: 33 (Map sensor).
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L code 38 VIN: 2G1FP22S9S
thanks to those who responded. don, dale paul & john to name several. most suggested checking the abs motor for gears that might have fallen off. unfortunetly the customer was unwillling to spend the money to repair the problem i wanted to tear into it, but no...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R7T
Thanks a big bunch for all that replied and to those who scratched along. While studying GM's wiring scmematic and zooming in on the coil internals it seemed to me that there should be no resistance between the tach and the (-),some resistance should appear fr...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L 2-3 Shift / OD VIN: 1G1YY32P0T
Well its done. I Rebuilt the transmission after most of you suspected the Sun Gear assy. GM had a problem with these. The seal failure causes the 3-4 bands to lose pressure and then become unable to maintain engagment. My customers poor maintainance is flat ou...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on, BOGS OR SLIPPAGE VIN: 2G1WL52MX9
Thanks to everyone that answered. We replaced the VSS and the connector as most recomended. The customer has been through several rain storms and no more problem. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0502 (vss signal low).
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L A/C control head/compressor VIN: 1G1ND52T9X
Thanks to everyone who replied. The responses ranged from yes, another bum control head to a possible weak freon charge or ecm shutdown of a/c due to high engine temp. The problem was extremely intermittent, but the other day, it happened quite a bit. I gave t...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front seal VIN: 1GCEK19T9Y
Howdy everyone, I deeply appreciate the 3 guys who responded, Ron Miller told me about a tool Kent Moore makes but without the part# they were unable to look it up for me even though thier catalog is indexed by application. RJ [...] told I would be able to ca...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L starts slow VIN: 2C4GJ44G2Y
Well just goes to show ya, dont overthink the problem. Several replies said to check for leaky injectors. Pinched off fuel line at rail and sure enough, pressure kept going down. Took 2 motorvacs to clean up the injectors. Now it held pressure but at 52 psi. J...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FABP52D8H
Thanx for every one that helped me on this truck, I have to admit that every body pointed the problem to be the injector.I apreciate that some of you guys explained in detail, as to why I was loosing the signal to the injector. The problem in this truck was an...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L9T
Many thanks to all. This one's done. Most said to replace the coils, some said to check the wiring, one said he's installed reman Chrysler PCM's with similar results. He said he installed a NEW unit to solve his problem. Our local dealer parts guys say that wh... Trouble codes: P0353 (Coil driver 3), P0352 (Coil driver 2).
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L compressor VIN: 1B3HD46T7T
the fix was too high psi like everone said thank you to everone hope i can help others when i can jim
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FAPP62T0N
Well, most everyone was correct. The replacement Borg Warner IAC was either bad or just will not work. I ordered in a OEM and it works fine. That was my initial diagnosis, but that aftermarket IAC threw me off. I spent 2-3 extra hours on this thing because of ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
While I thank those 3 fellows that replied, I have not been able to resolve this issue. I believe that the 4wheel abs control module is at fault, but I have not received authorization to replace it. I am closing this help request. I will post any updated inf...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L engine VIN: 1FTHX26G7T
Thanks for the help fellas. The customer has phoned me once to inquire as to my solution to this problem. I guess he didn't like my answer, because as of today, he still has not returned for service.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0729V
Thanks to Dave,Michael& MSgt Kevin. The harmonic balancer was indeed broken and causing the crank signal to be off several degrees. Thanks to all who responded. JK Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Missfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Missfire Detected).
2000 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Interior lighting VIN: 2FAFP74W0Y
Customer has found a used LCM and asked me if I would install. I have told him that I thought he had another problem and that I would not gaurantee ANY FIX unless I had time to study the problem. (Customer is always right; as long as I am not responseable). ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FTNX20L0Y
Turned out to be a broke valve spring on #3 intake valve. New valve spring, and retainer solved it. Had to get a couple special tools from OTC Ford Valve Spring Compressor (OTC 303-567) Spring Retainer (OTC 303-382) Hope this helps someone. Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 misfire).
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14E01
hi. vehicle left without being repaired. customer sent it back to ford. thanx to everyone for all your help. jf. Trouble codes: P1131 (ho2s-11 lack of switch/lean), P1137 (ho2s-12 lack of switch/lean), P1151 (ho2s-21lack of switch/lean).
1997 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJK34JSV
Well the customer is off to the dealer he was in to big a hurry to let us find the problem. With only 3 responses I figured this was a stumper.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Not 3 and 4 gears VIN: 1HGCG2252Y
Thanks to all who replied to this request, but i didn't get further information about this tranny -remember Mexican Hondas have not OBD II connector and that make it more complex-, so customer, after this long time, sent his car to dealer.I hope get alldata (b...
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L batterys VIN: JHMZE1355Y
thanks to those who replied to this post three said to send it to the dealer. one said to replace the under hood battery. also one wasnt sure how to test the charging system. well this i can help with. i found that if you leave the a/c on you can hook nup your...
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FC3322H
the fuel injectors were leaking so i got new ones and it fixed the problem.
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L SRS system VIN: JM1NA3539S
I have fixed the vehicle by replacing the SRS module with a new one. This vehicle already had a updated SRS module but it had apparently went bad when the customer either jump started their vehicle or when installing the new battery.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starter
Well the jury's in on this Cougar. The car will need a new flywheel,These flywheels were defective from the factory. . Now I wait for the customer to raise the funds to repair the car. I would like to thank Kevin,Jim,Kat,Nick,and Brian for their response. De...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Safety VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
Thank you all of gave me help and special to Mr Claudio [...] who gave me the override code (6346) The car started and drove to the dealer to get new programed keys.
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Injector Pulse VIN: JN8AR07Y6Y
Thanks for all the excellent responses; Our internet was recently disabled for a short time & now we are back. That's the reason for the tardiness on the fix. The truck was towed to the dealership & reprogrammed like we were instructed from the other tech.'s o...
1990 Other European Testarossa 4.9L A/C Blower speeds VIN: ZFFSG17A7L
Thanks to all that replied, I really apprecieate it. This one turned out to be a power transistor, found by just tracing the wires. It is located just inside the center vent, down and to the right. A tight fit but you can replace it through the vent. Thanks ag...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NW15D6S
thanks to michael [...] for information that helped me. his comment did not fix car but got me away from staring at my scanner for rpm readings while cranking. this vehicle wont show rpm while cranking. i thought i saw it for a few seconds but must have been mi...
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Door locks VIN: JS2RC4IHX3
To all who sent information, thank you. The coding system worked and all is well.
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L srs liht VIN: JT21FKF554
thanks for all the support it was a side air bag sersor and broken wires.
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