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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD8321P
This BMW limped in two weeks ago with a stalling problem, then it just wouldn't start. We tested for fuel pressure, none tested voltage at fuel pump, none. Cranked car again and it started. We then started to chek the fuel pump and main relays, finding a bad m... Trouble codes: #6?
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L gas flap lock VIN: WBADN6349X
Ok bmw experts. We have a gas flap door that will not lock, we can unlock it, all the door locks are working properly. We replaced the gas flap actuator this made no difference the fuse was good. We then replaced the relay and still it would not lock. However ...
1989 Buick Skyhawk Custom 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4JS5111K
this vehicle came in the other day from another one of our shops. most things that i have mentioned for the related repair history was replaced there. when i first got the vehicle the idle was very irratic and stalled out. after doing an adjustment and resetti...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L no start VIN: 1G4HP52LOR
This vehicle came in for a no start. Starts and runs perfect sometimes and other times starts and runs about one second and then dies. When it dies it looses injector fire. Hooked up otc 4000E scanner, it has code #s 1626 Pass key failure and 1629 Pass key 11 ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L temp & fuel gauge VIN: 1G4CW52K4V
Problem is in dash assy, the customer complains that while driving the temp gauge and fuel gauge goes all the way to the extreme end and the all the warning lights on dash come on and then go off, the car stills runs and starts. I tried cleaning the battery co...
1993 Cadillac Seville 4.6L Excessive Emissions
Problem is constant.While i bring this monster inside garage all staff disperse because of blue smog and full-flavoured gas. No codes, injector's pulses are OK - approx. 2.5 msec. Injectors aren't leaking.I didn't put gas analyzer inside tailpipe because i'm s...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L extended crank VIN: 1G6KD52Y1T
this car came in with a hard start after hot soak 1 hour. we checked fuel pressure, pressure droped to zero in 10 seconds. replaced fuel pump assembly. pressure now holds to spec. checked fuel pressure regulator for leaks and found none. replaced both crank se...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: IGCDC14H9J
The fellow that mows my yard brought his pick up truck over with a real bad hesitation from a dead stop. His buddy and himself changed the engine. It came from a 84 chev car so they had to change the intake. Actually looks like a pretty good job. I checked for...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L volt meter VIN: 1GCCS1449T
Hello everybody hope you can help me with this one. Alternator originaly repllace 11-2003, had stopped charging,light on. shortly there after at speed on highway voltage would start to drop intermentently, engine starts missing ang signals slowed down. Pulled ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCCS1445V
Good evening Techs, Put a fuel pump assy in for a no start and the fuel gauge reads past full all the time. Was working good according to driver and it is a fleet vehicle and the driver is probally telling the truth.(just my luck)I plugged the old unit back up...
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCHG85R7V
Hello. Unit was recently purchased at a fleet sale with the understanding the transmission was bad. The owner took it to our local transmission man. During the test drive, it would shift from 1st to 2nd, then it would either start slipping or go into neutral. ...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1GNDXO3E4W
Eh Guys, maybe you have seen this before?! This '98 Venture van has a very irratic speedo/odometer. The cruise control drops out at the same time as well. The GM diagnostic flow chart had me checking for voltage at ECM, underhood junction block and rear of clu...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, THEFT SYSTEM VIN: 3G1JF52T4W
HELP. I went for a test drive with customer and when going down the road at any speed it just drops out and sometimes the theft light comes on. I thought it must be primary, wrong turns out it is turning the injectors off. I then pulled codes ipc had a Z21(sna... Trouble codes: P1629 (theft enabled), Z21 (loss of uart from pcm to ipc)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1JF12T6W
The car came in for an antifreeze leak and a steering groan.The steering groan was low fluid-no leaks found.The antifreeze leak was the water pump dripping with out any pressure on it.We replaced the water pump with a new AIRTEX pump.When the timing cover was ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55KXY
Hello all, I have a 2000 Chevy Impala with a police package. The engine is turning over very slow with a new starter and all of the plugs pulled. In fact, we can smell the new starter burning up trying to turn the engine. We even tried another starter. Bad ca... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Heater CRT Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0141 (O2 Heater CRT Bank 1 Sensor 2)
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Elec. cooling fans VIN: 1G1ND52J8Y
We have done everything! Am I just dummmmmmmmmmm! Cooling will not come on when car up to 223 or more. Fans will run when turned on from scanner or will come on with a/c on. Did flow chart from Mitchel and came to cooling fan relays, replaced all 3. More test...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L door locks VIN: 1G1ND52J52
Any advise would be appericiated ! Customer states the Power door locks won't lock car anymore when placed in any gear selection. All locks & switches work OK with indivual switches I scanned system, no codes & the PRNDSL indicates proper gear selection ) ?? ...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Salon 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XC46R9L
Hello all, i have a chrysler that has me stumped, as well as the rest of my shop. Car ran when it came in but poorly. Was in for belt tensioner, starter and coolant leak. After replacement of radiator starter belt and tensioner had vehicle idling to warm up an...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L4V
The car will start after extended cranking & just barely stay running, Gets a little better after warmed up, but not enough to "drive" car. THis morning, when started it it was perfect. We have checked the wiring between sensors & PCM. I see in the archives th... Trouble codes: P0340, P1341
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Steering VIN: 2B4GP2436Y
Customer intially complained about wobble/shimmey on acceleation. Road vehicle tested vehicle to verify complaint, during road test noted that there was a wobble if you accelerate and turn to the left the wobble would get better, but if you accelerate and tur...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46ROH
Weve got this In trepid just out of warranty . has a intermitant P0340 havent been able to verify concern yet . Customer said when it happens it will hesitate and light comes on then will go off after a while, we checked all obvious items,scoped the sensor see... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam signal missing at ecm)
1997 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4E3AL54F6V
Hello, This vehicle is an all wheel drive TSi model. It was towed in with a badly damaged transmission. The vehicle had been driven with no lubricant in the trasmission, and internal damage is extensive. The young man that owns the vehicle is low on funds, and...
1986 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP22XXG
Hi: Iam having problem with this car, It surges at idle and stalls. Idles better when shift into D but still stall after idling for a while. Idles good when feeding propane into intake and O2 sensor starts to toggle. O2 sensor stays below .1 volt without propa...
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L power booster VIN: 1FDKF37H0J
truck was brought in with rock hard brake pedal. hissing noise under dash found booster not holding vacuum. installed reman power booster, now problem is opposite , has too much boost. brake pedal is rock hard w/o engine running, when engine is started the bra...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP64R4L
I've been deeling with this car for over a year now. It will intermittantly studder for anywhere from 2 seconds to a minute. when I first felt it it felt like plug wire arcing out under load. I replaced plugs & wires a year ago. They came back with same compla...
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Guage Reads HI VIN: 1FMEU15HZN
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. This Bronco came into us with the dash guage reading nearly 18 Volts. We checked across the battery and found the alternator charging at 14.5 which I would think is fine. The question I have is if there is a ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H9R
Boy!do i need help! this Ford p/u has been eating my lunch!.it has a worsening lag or lack of power on acceleration.actually started several months ago and has gradually gotten is worse cold,starts right up and runs good at you start out it w... Trouble codes: 173 (o2 sensor rich)
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62WXS
This car was running poorly with P1131 and P0171 codes. LTFT indicated lean condition. Cleaned debris from MAF and runs fine now. After two days MIL back on... same codes. Scoped the bank1 sensor and see no difference between it and bank 2 sensor. Smoke tested... Trouble codes: P1131, P0171
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Lack of power VIN: 1FTHF26H0T
This truck did belong to my father and now I'm driving it. It has low mileage for its age, but it has been a daley driver since new(to and from work). This truck just doesn't seem to have the power it once did. When I scan it, it doesn't like to stay in closed...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L1X
i have a 5.4l f-150 with and engine miss, all the time. seems to get worse on slight acceleration. it has 2 codes (p1300, c2269) with no details shown on the scanner. the codes only show up on my pda scanner in enhanced ford mode, but with no details. it won't... Trouble codes: P1300, C2269
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Vehicle came in with the customer complaining about the battery draining down and the door locks constantly trying to lock as the van was driving down the road. When we looked at it, the interior lights were staying on even with no doors open. We scanned the b...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: IFTYR11X8Y
Hi guys..I have a 00 ranger came in to-day with the customer complaint of usinf 7 ltrs of coolant in a 60 kilometer drive yesterday...I could see the engine was running quite rough when I went out to have listen and the customer had the hood open...I shut it d...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU72E54
The above mentioned vehicle came in our work shop for the transmission concern.The concern is jerki while shifting from P to R . Verified the concern and inspected the transmission visualy. No external problem detected. self test carried out and no dtc retriev...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Compressor VIN: 1GTC51443T
AC was not blowing cold, pressures were about as above. Suspected damaged orifice tube, replaced orifice tube and recharged system. Orifice tube was dry and dark gray in color, with a little debris caught in the screen. Still not blowing cold and high side is ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L pressure sensor VIN: 1HGCC125OO
Hi We have a 93 honda Accord with ALB2 the the ABS light coming on & the ABS not working. Did codes & got code 1 - Pump motor over run - checked with Autodata book - Fuse, relay or pressure sensor, fuse & relay OK, check pressure sensor - No continuity with pu...
1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L ATTS Unit VIN: JHMBB6150V
Cannot remove left drive axle. I have tryed every thing I can think of and with no results. Space is very limeted for access. I Have slid steel plates up between unit and axle stub and used large fulcrum prybars and still no results. I have also noticed the th...
1990 Hyundai Excel GLS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVF32J3L
Towed in in time for my lunch; cranks. won't start - no sparks, discover no pulse to injectors either. Folks, what I need are some places to search on this alien craft which has landed on my lift (I know someone out there has had one of these pups on THEIR lif...
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L readyness moniters VIN: JNKNG01D9T
I have 3 OBD11 readyness moniters that will not reset and go to ready. They are O2 sensors, EGR and Catalyst. I have done the drive cycle that is in Alldata and fron Snap-On mt2500 scanner. When I disconnect the battery to clear all moniters the other moniters...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J46758S4V
goes up to high idle. motor will not test with scanner Trouble codes: P0505, P0123
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: SALHC1349P
Hello All, This Range Rover has a 4HP22 ZF auto trans that we sent out for rebuilding 11k miles ago.It has worked fine untill last week.The trans works fine except for the 2-3 upshift it feels as though it starts to upshift into 3rd gear and then for a second...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L prv valve VIN: JT8UF11E2L
Greetings to all.I have a major problem with two of the same vehicles.Both vechicles came in with low feeon charges.I test charged both systems and added dye I found what I call a pressure regulator valve located near the right front corner near the cruise con...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11L2M
Hi All Thanks for taking a moment to look at this post. A friend that goes to the same church has this lexus, with the mill on. I am a dodge fleet tech so dont know to much about this set up. Plus I do not have acess to all data. Here is my problem, Car runs... Trouble codes: 25 (lean air fuel mixture)
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L ecm VIN: JTHBN30F90
use toyota intelligent tester read DTC B2799(immobilizer system)
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W3T
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Hi. Guys. This vehicle will intermittently cut out at a stop,more often after a Freeway run. It will restart immediately. This happens 1 or 2 times weekly. The fuel pump relay & voltage protection relay have been replaced with new parts. The ignition control u...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Long crank HOT VIN: WDBEA30D9K
Well, I guess we all have one knock us around from time to time. This 300e has to be cranked for 8-10 seconds in order to start ONLY after a complete warm-up (over 80c) and then a heat-soak of 15 minutes or more. I have great spark checked at the plug wire whe...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Door locks VIN: WDBHA22E4S
The customer tells me that after he has changed the battery in this car that the master lock switch on the center of the dash doesn't work. And that now whenever you turn on the key it locks all the doors and when you remove the key it unlocks the doors. Apare...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBHA24G9X
Hi group. This compressor has 3 backlit lcd display in the cluster. The one of odometer and fss darkens out like a bulb is burnt. Please advice if there is a bulb to change or the cluster has to be changed. Please also advice the procedures to remove the clust...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1MEFM5358W
Good evening fellow tech's. Have a question about this rear main seal the vechile came in with rear main seal leaking replace the seal with ford part about 2 weeks ago now back with same problem. Acts like pvc system is plugged upon the first time replaced che...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W0Y
hi! vehicle came in with engine light on and engine running rough. checked codes. came up with #4 cylinder misfire. suggested tune up and replaced 8 spark plugs. did not solve misfire. checked over again and found #6 fuel injector not firing properly. replaced...
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L No Start, hard start/no power VIN: JA3CR46V3M
Vehicle has a no start/hard start/no power intermittently. Has a loud fast clicking noise behind the glove box when this occurs, especially when the engine rpm is at 2000rpm and above. Pulled the ECU out and took the cover off, found evidence of being burnt o...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
Car intermitantly will die when idling, or will not start. Losing spark and fuel, code po340 in memory, replaced dist. test drove ok. Came back 2 days later, same code, same results. Losing 1 degree signal during crank when vehicle acting up, replaced distribu... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Phase Fault)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Battery VIN: JN1CA31A11
The battery goes dead only when the car sits for more than 4 days. The car has about a 950 ma draw when the doors are either locked or unlocked, It takes about 35 minutes for the smart entrance control unit to power down. After that the draw drops to less than...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1G3NF52E0Y
Popping noise when turning-you have to be moving-sounds like cracked frame-vary random and intermittent. Installed chassis ears and drove the vehicle until vehicle drove me crazy! Possibly the lower control arm-right. When popping noise happens it's quite pron...
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L stability control VIN: 1G3GR64H22
Hi Oldsmobile tech. I need help on this one. The car came in 4 or 5 week ago ride stibility light on. After drving the car 2 or 3 mile Ride stibitity light come on. Ride stibitiy and ride hieght inop. Checked codes B1009. Replaced BCM, ride hieght started work...
1990 Other European Testarossa 5.0L Cyl. head VIN: ZFFSG17A3L
We have the shop manual for the car and have parts sources. What I am trying to find are couple of Ferrari special tools, the wrench for the head nuts, AV 1393 and the reamer for the cam bearings, US 4720. I can get a wrench made, but really need the reamer in...
1991 Plymouth Laser 1.8L Shifting VIN: 4P3C534T9M
Need some help on this one guys, we have this lovely laser that is in Limp-home mode (transmission),it will not shift at all. We can not seem to get the TCU to communicate, we hooked a dso to the ELC-AT pin at the data connector and there is nothing, so we can...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L hydraulic control unit VIN: 1P4GP54L7T
hello chrysler guys, seems i have a tough one here. we recently replaced the brake master cylinder due to failure, worked good for about a month, came back a few days ago, pedal real low, can be pumped up, but will go very low after sitting just a few seconds....
1987 Pontiac Safari 5.0L Eating ingition modu VIN: 1G2BL81Y4H
What I'm looking for is the procedure too by pass the EST system,did alot in late 70 and thru 80 on chev GMC pickups but time has passed and so has the data in my mind. term. areA B C D . any help will be aprecciated.
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L compressor
High group, i have this 92 Bonneville SSE, the high side pressure does not rise above 100psi and the low side is in the specs. So the compressor is not cycling, there is no codes in the system and the AC works fine except of this problem, does someone has some...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Central Locking VIN: WAUZZZ8DZY
Thanks to Alex,Brian,Greg,Joshua,Zhoumanaoand Michael for there replies, all were spot on with the code 1367 relating to a faulty vacuum control pump. We replaced the pump but then the remote locking would not work. We were able to transfer coding with our OB9...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Interior VIN: WAUBG34D5X
As most indicated, nothing to do with the sunroof or sunroof drains. Sure enough, clogged cowl drains; when we hit the right tubes under the car (and it did take some serious hunting to find them), GALLONS dumped. Even afer that 'clearing moment', there was st...
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L No Start VIN: WBAFF8408E
I was really hoping to get some pictures of the old and new flywheels together. Unfortunately I had gotten sick and was out for a few days. Of course the part came in while I was out. Instead of actually swapping in a new flywheel, one of the guys welded the d...
1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G4HR54C8L
After further testing we scoped the signal coming out of the ecm and no signal was present.We then checked thse signal coming to ecm that was good.We proceeded to get another ecm and the problem was corrected.
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L retained acces.
I have not seen the car back yet so I can not add any sure fix solution to my problem yet , only that it might be fixed by checking the grounds in the left rear of the trunk . Thanks for all the ideas .
1991 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Wheel speed sensors VIN: 1G6EL13B4M
Could find no problems with wheel speed sensors or their circuits so I replaced the EBCM. After EBCM replaced all wheel speeds correct, cleared codes and drove vehicle problem no longer present. Thanks to all that submitted Ideas it is alwayse apreciated.
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1FP87HXG
A major improvement was made in the cold hesitation by decarbing the engine 6 or 7 times. We sent it to our carb supplier and they replaced the carb and fuel pump again. The vehicle now runs good exept for usually subtle but sometimes pronounce hesitation at a...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, BUCKING SURGE VIN: 2GCDC19K7J
I am listing this as a no fix due to customer has not called to complain nor confirm repair. I have seen the truck going down the road several times since it was released. As I had stated in the post I felt that there was more then one problem. The EGR valve... Trouble codes: 45 (RICH EXHAUST memory has not reset).
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS194XT
the egr plate gasket had a breech in it and was leaking internally..thank you to all that responded to this help request Trouble codes: 0172 (fuel trim system rich).
2000 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C6H042 7.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJ6H1C9Y
The CAT engine can only be accessed by a CAT DEALER) Some causes of a check engine lite is dirty oil, air filter,or a dirty fuel filter. I serviced the truck and these filters and it didn't stop the check engine lite although it takes longer before it comes on...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Surge VIN: 2C3ED56FXR
Thanks for all the replies. The customer has not returned yet for repair. The replies were evenly divided between and intake leak under the plenum and a low reverse piston seal leak. Due to the nature of the complaint( only did it one time and it seemed more l...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Limp In Mode
Thanks to all who replied. everyone said these sensors are common. I replaced both input and output sensors per a couple of techs and problem is fixed. Thanks again for the advice.
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H6X
I had one Chrysler dealer tech come over with a DRB3 and tell me I had an open in the CCD buss. I told him this was not possible since my Snap On scanner would communicate with all the other modules,so we came to an who's write who's wrong thing. After doubtin...
1985 Dodge Ram 50 Custom 2.6L Misfire VIN: JB7FP24D8F
Thank you all for your helpful and creative suggestions. Replies were: a stretched timing chain (1), sheared cam pin (2), float bowl vent diaphram(2), distributor off a tooth (3), and 'distributor is junk (1). I had checked the mechanical integrity of the engi...
1992 Dodge Caravan 3.3L compressor VIN: 2B7FH1136N
Gentlemen: Greetings and to all you fathers out there hope your day was a good one. Now to the repair. I can't give you a reason why it would work in the shop but not out on the road. According to the wiring diagram this vehicle has a ambient air temp. sensor ...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L gas conversion VIN: 2B7HB21T4R
well just for anyone who needs this in the future.i had to install fuel tank and pump,run new supply line,replace fuel injectors,replace computer, bypassed injector controller mounted beside computer. i did not get a chance to install the carbon canister and p...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47C9S
Thanks to Richard [...] for their suggestion to open up the harness and look for melted wires, they were right. Pulled the harness completely from under the car and layed it on top of the engine opened harness and found all the wires ... Trouble codes: 43 (Coil Driver).
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L steering column VIN: 1B3EJ56HXT
After further testing we noticed that the noise was coming out of the rack pionion and transmitting up into the column.We recommeded changing it but customer opted to hold off the repair.
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES27C2T
We had changed ecm two times, still no start. Dealer said has to be reprogramed with vehicles vin. Trouble codes: P0320 (no crank signal).
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 3-4 shifting VIN: 3B7KC23D9V
Well, sorry about the delay in closing this post. I honestly had forgotten that it was open. I received alot of helpful replies, with most pointing toward a faulty TPS. Well, my lab scope showed a bad 'spot' during the sweep, so a new one was installed. I have...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1B7HC13Z3V
Thanks for the replies. I smothered another bushing in green loctite. Drove it into the case and let it sit over night. Have not had a leak in two whole weeks. I am calling it fixed.
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, lacks power warm VIN: 1B7MF3363X
Thanks to the two guys that responded. It was the boost sensor and turbo waste gate diaphragm. Both were replaced and the customer is happy. Trouble codes: P0234, P0216, P0236.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Right Front Wheel VIN: 1B7KF2366X
Many thanks to all who replied. Among the suggestions of what to check included wheel bearing, steel brake line, rotors, caliper slides. Alas, I have not seen the truck since I posted, as my friend needs the truck to run his power washing business and cannot a...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FT5R10A1M
First, I'd like to thank everyone who helped out. After re-checking, cleaning the power and ground connections there was no improvement. I noticed that when the key was left on the fuel pump ran contently.Nowing this was not right I told the customerthe comput...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0T
Not a lot of response, but those who did respond suggested faulty oxygen sensors. I got the scope on the front sensors and they were flatlined most of the time. Snapping the throttle brought a little life back into them, but just barely. The downstream sensors... Trouble codes: P0133 (HO2S11 ckt slow response), P0153 (HO2S21 ckt slow response), P1131 (HO2S11 snsr indicates lean), P1151 (HO2S21 snsr indicates lean).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveshaft? VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Thanks for all your input We did not realize that the front drive shaft was turning even in 2wd.We decided to attempt to drive with rear shaft removed while in 4wd.vibration was still present.we then remove the front shaft and drove it in 2wd and are vibrati...
1985 Honda Accord 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAU7439F
Thanks to all that responded to my request for help. Unfortunately, none of it worked or I had already tried it. Guess the customer and I both lose out.
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7653M
Hey guys, thanks for responding to my email. After reading the information I recieved, I did the following- I removed the fuse panel, inspected and found the circuits that were part of Fuse 2- I reinstalled the fuse panel and left those disconnected. I start...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Motor Mount/Engine VIN: 1HGCB9870P
This motor mount is not connected in anyway to the intake vacuum directly. The vacuum controls a servo that allows fluid in the mount to flow. We did not find the solution however. We re-ringed and replaced the connecting rod bearings, but it still smoked ...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4X
Thanks to all who responded. The 'Fix' was that old connectors/pigtails were sent out to a local electical shop to be matched up and they came back repaired.
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G3HN54COL
well had 3 respoces to this one and finaly got the the car for a day after checking it for codes and looking over wiring well and it had power to the iac with keys out of ignition found ecm to be hot to touch and start car and tap on ecm would cause it to run ...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3GR62C4V
As I said before this vehicle ended up having a blown head gasket probably caused from overheating and pulling the theads out of the block. I was not able to borrow a thread repair kit from the dealer and the kit was on back order from Kent-More. So we ordered...
2003 Other European TAXI 2.4L a/c system VIN: SCRCD16N73
thanks to all who took the time and effort to reply. unfortunatly the manufacturer took this vehicle back under the lemon law. there were other concerns that were electronic problems which the ford dealer was unable to solve. it seems that they were unable to ...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX06E7W
Thanks guys. We did a motorvac(mac)last wed.but stiil had #2 missfire counts. Alot of info was still injector related so we done a second vac this morning and the miss is gone Thanks again, Steve Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L p0716 VIN: 1G2WJ52K4Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The problem ended up being poor connections at the harness pass thru on the transmission. We installed a new internal trans harness and tweaked the mating terminals. All is well Thanks.. Ron
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L belts VIN: WPOAA0941E
The majority of the replies that I got were this is a normal condition after belt replacment. Others said that the factory tensioning tool was needed, but the belts would still be noisy. One reply said to verify the correct tension on the belts and have the cu...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions, high injection pulse VIN: WP0JB0923J
The problem was in the ECU. We sent the ECU to Rich at Electronik Repair, Inc & he was able to repair it. [...]
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Turbo Charger VIN: WPOAC2997V
This Turbo was fixed, as many suggested, by replacing the Mahle filters with OE units. I understand the small (engine mounted filter, 03) was the culprit allowing oil to drain into the turbos over night. Frankly I am suprised that the Mahle filters caused the ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78N3W
Replies have indicated dash speedo reads off LR wheel sensor: tested OK all the way up to the ABS controller connector; so that really fried our brains. Must be an open open circuit SOMEWHERE; just never found it. Car was shipped to SAAB specialist due to time... Trouble codes: P0502 (vss).
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G8ZR1274X
I received several replies and did verify that there was not any intake manifold leaks or that ther wasn't a head gasket leak. The customer hasn't returned, but I suspect the possibility of losing triggers to the ignition module from th crank sensor. When I ge... Trouble codes: P0562 (system voltage low), P1599 (engine stall or stal detected), P1602, 10W, C001, C1RCU.
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