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1988 Acura Legend 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA464XJ
This car would occasionally cut out but would always start back up until this week. We have spark, injector pulse (from noid light), compression, timing but low cranking vacuum. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance. Joe
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2655N
The check engine light will come on if you raise the rpm to 3000 to 4000 rpm for approx 10 seconds and set a code 53 for knock sensor. This engine has 2 knock sensors, a front and a rear. I have checked the wires form both knock sensors to computer and they ar... Trouble codes: 53 (Knock Sensor)
1997 Acura TL 3.2L transmission VIN: JH4UA3643V
OK...lets start off first with assmptions: NO codes...OBD II scanner shows no hard or pending codes. Now, using the D4 light, I don't get any codes from PCM; however, Mitchell says to jump the "grey two wire check connector" under glove box. The only one I f...
1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L fuel odor VIN: WAUAA88G1V
Excessive fuel odors from the trunk area. Gas tank is in the trunk. We removed it to check for leaks. No problems found. Removed the fuel vapor separator also in the trunk. No problems found. Checked the evaporative system. No problems found. Smells worse afte...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP53L8N
hello all, customer replaced the fuel pump, computer and ignition control module in an attempt to fix this problem. complaining of intermittent stalling at idle and going down the road. he said it usually takes about 20 minutes before it will recrank. everytim...
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L downshift from overdrive with converter locked up. VIN: 1G4GD2214V
Hello,I have inherited a riviera with a 4t65e trans.Customer says that whe your driving in high gear,[...] or so,the car loses power.Upon driving the car what actually is happeng is as your cruising in high gear,with the tcc locked,you can slow down substan...
1984 Chevrolet C10 Suburban Custom 5.0L rear brakes VIN: 1G5EC16H9E
hello again. we have this "mystery" suburban. the vehicle came in with r.r. brake shoes wasted and drum. we installed new shoes, wheel cylinders, hardware, and r.r. drum. all seemed o.k. customer returned 1 month later approx 2,000 miles. r.r. brake worn out d...
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Customer brought us truck after being to numerous shops...truck bucks like a riding mechanical bull around [...]..he says it does it other times as well but I drove with the Snap-On 2500 scanner hooked up and it seemed right around 2500 everytime. Also, cus... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19Z3P
this vehecile was towed into our shop with no start problem truck started when it arrived drove into bays where it ran for mabe 3 min and died checked baasics fire, fuel preasure etc.ran scanner no codes we had no spark or noid customer said he had problem ear...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEL19WXT
van has hesitation,worst cold, almost gone when hot.step on gas any degree from a crack to wide open and it falls on its face and pops out intake.o2 sensors go very lean for a split second as problem occurs. flushed injectors with no improvement.
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU03E4V
code 1406 egr, I've replaced the egr and have clean passageway. With erg off has very large vacuum leak. (idles up and down) Driving down rd the egr ask for 40% but the voltage goes from .70 up to 4.70. It goes all over the place. I realy thought it had a wire... Trouble codes: 1406 (egr pintle)
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L compressor VIN: 3GNGK26U8Y
The AC compressor got so hot that the clutch and the switch in the back of the comp. were melted. I checked the orifice tube and it was full of filings, so I ordered a compressor, condenser, accumulater and orifice tube. I am thinking the expansion valve is fu...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WGY
Hello Gm techs, This one came to me from another garage with a check engine light.When vehical first came To me I put the scanner on it and found the front o2 was dead.Removed the sensor and found that it was broken inside.I replaced the sensor and all Is fin... Trouble codes: P0410, P0463
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19WX1
Hello everyone, This truck has an intermittent problem. The symptoms it displays are: Cold start normal, once it warms up it idles normally, in gear or park. Once you drive it after a short while it will start to cut out at cruise but only occasionally, droppi... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim system rich bank 1), P0174 (P0122- TPS circuit low voltage), P0122 (TPS circuit low voltage)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y2T
this truck was driven (started and ran) into another shop with a rod knocking the shop sold the customer a crank kit removed the motor made nec repair and reinstall they were unable to start the motor. heres where i come in, the primary shop sublet the no star...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start, Stall
Hey guys, This is my son's vehicle, we have taken great care, due to the frailty of these Chry. beauties. I personally have seen more than a few distributor failures. Having said that, why is it that after I unplug the dist. and replug it starts? Is it a sign...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L steering VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
knock or pop in steering wheel ,tsb from dodge did not fix ,also replaced intermidate shaft with no results thanks for any help
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L tcc VIN: 1B4GP44G0Y
This vehicle belongs to a family member. They brought it in complaining of a "shudder" at random times while driving down the road at highway speeds (50+mph). Checked ECM and TCM for codes, none found. Drove van and did experience the shudder once, feels like ...
1996 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L axle shaft VIN: 4E3AL54F1T
Hi all, car came in with an oil leak. It is obviously leaking from the right axle shaft. I replaced the seal but it still leaks. I pressurized the trans to 3psi and when I wiggle the shaft up and down I can hear air escaping, kind of like the old Chrysler 3 sp...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire
This car idles well but as soon as u try to accelerate or take it off idle it bucks, surges, and sputters. If u roll the throttle open very slowly you can get it to rev up but otherwise it cuts out. I work at a dodge dealership and this is an after hours job (...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33PX1
this vehicle arrived from the local used car lot. the complaint was check engine lite on. the stored code is p0460. we cleared the code and it reset immediately. when you turn the key on it takes about 15 seconds for the fuel gauge to move. is there any techs ... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor circuit fault)
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L valve timing VIN: 1FMRU1GW61
This was a aftermarket rebuilt engine. After installition the cust complained of lack of power. Ford dealer says base timing out, Valve timing out of sink. I am finding limited info on exactly where timing marks are supposed to line up. The new chain has coppe...
2003 Ford GRAND MARQUI 4.0L spark knock VIN: 2MEHM74W93
I have 1 Grand Mrquis.the concern of this vehicle is spark knock.the problem comes intermittently. If i give gas suddently slightly knocks.checked fuel condition, spark plug, cooling system .everything is normal. please tell me a suggetion to solve this proble...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L timing VIN: 2GTEK19K4R
i just replaced the engine with a reman one and cannot find the wire to disconnect to put timing in bypass to be able to set timing. it is not next to the firewall, in the harness or under the fusible link/relay cover. also looked under dash by ecm and did not...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L no start condition VIN: IGKDT13W8V
A few months ago truck was stalling once in a while did major tune up ,no codes in computer, customer said it always restarted. Now customer says once in a while truck will not start at all, he says when it does not start no dash lights come on on the dash whe...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L steering box VIN: TGTEK19TX2
We have two of these GMC 4x4 with the same problem that started at aprox.70,[...].They developed a loud groaning noise that happens most of the time when turning into a parking spot but we can get it by turning the wheel quikly when parked with the eng...
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L ECU fuse VIN: JHMCB7540L
Guys this Accord keeps popping the fuse powering the ECU, and the car then quits. Customer tried alternate ECU with same trouble. Unfortunately customer installed a larger amp fuse, so now we might have bona fide ECU troubles, but I don't think they're the ca...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L High Idle VIN: 2HGEJ6523W
1998 Honda Civic DX: Came in last week with complaint of high idle (1500+ rpm). Inspected and replaced idle air control valve after research of iATN archives. Fast idle is normal from a cold start but fails to return to normal idle unless ignition is switched ...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z9N
No injector grounds. Replace ecm and still no pulse{ no ground.} Ran flow charge from alldata. When I power b5 to the dist. connector, the noid light flashes with the new ecm. Also replaced control module in dist. We do have spark though. It appears that I hav...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALTY1245Y
Greetings to all, This Discovery was driven in by owner whose complaint was the trans was in limp home mode,that is it would not electronically shift.One could manually go through the gears but it seems that the trans does not enter high gear. Scanned for er...
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBMB2F0K
car came in, supposedly running rough after tune; firing order was severely wrong, plugs(bosch double plat)fouled, very black; corrected firing order & replaced all spark plugs, engine would start & immediately stall & then no start at all, no codes, checked s...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Head gasket ? VIN: 1YVGF22D0W
Mazda techs-do these engines tend to get leaky head gaskets? This car will work normally at idle, then if you hold the RPMs at 4000 or so, the pressure in the radiator will gradually increase to about 17 psi, then the coolant will run out of the overflow tank ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L flexplate/flywhhel VIN: WDBCA35E5M
Need help from mercedes techs.One of our techs replaced the transmission over the weekend and now the vehicle runs poorly.When he was removing the flexplate bolts he also removed the ring gear without matching marks to the flexplate.so my question is ? it can ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA92E4S
GREETINGS, This car is failing inspection by a minute amount. HC and NOX are just over limits,CO is good, oxegen sensor is new bosch (made no difference), and a test of the cat is immenent. Does anyone have experience with this engine? Is there an EGR? custom...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L auxilary fans VIN: WDBHA29G4W
Have this 98 c280 with a/c not cooling well. found a/c pressure to be normal high side about 240 low side 35. A/c cools good while moving, but at stand still not cold. Found auxillarys fans inop. Checked fusses okay, cked for codes no codes found, did swap fan...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L front brakes VIN: 2MELM75W2P
Greetings to all,I got this car from another shop who changed the brake booster because of front brakes locking up.I road tested the car and after about 20 minutes of stop and go traffic I felt the pedal get hard and more throttle effort was needed to move the...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 1MEFM50U1X
The vehicle has ABS light on all the time.. The system has codes 1175 and 1236.. THese are for the L/rear sensor.. I have observed correct resistance on the sensor and at the plug at the module.. I get good a/c voltage at the module plug when i spin the wheel....
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L 1-2&2-3 shifts VIN: JA3AM54JXR
hello gang!@!!! i need help on this one, 94 mitubishi 3000gt when it shifts from 1st to 2nd its very late and hsrd, when it shifts to third it acts like netraul,or slipping, after that if you kinda feather the gas it will go into forth aand then it feels ok,ha...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L readyness test VIN: 4A3AJ56G9V
This car will not do ANY part of the readyness test. It failed 5 test. I called the tech line and they said that Mitsubishi cars are very picky about the readyness test. I cked all the fuses and they are good. cked for powers and grounds to the ecm, they all s...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HZ04SXD
Hello all, I'm working on this 280ZX trying to fix an ASM emissions failure. The gas readings in the repair info are actually the 15/50 and 25/25 readings. What I'm trying to find is some info regarding voltage readings for the air flow meter. What I've foun...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Fuel Smell VIN: 1N4EB32AXR
Car has fuel smell around fuel tank. Especially full. Have lowered tank 3 times no leaks found. No signs of fuel leaks anywhere. Can smell fuel driving and after setting. Tank holds pressure.
2000 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y51
the vehicle runs well, only with mil lamp on. scan for codes shows code for lh cam position sensor (p1145), swap sensors; code follows (p1140). replace sensor with new oem; code remains; clear codes and run; both codes reoccur. perform resistance check accordi... Trouble codes: 1145 (fuel air metering lh cam position sensor), 1140 (rh cam position sensor)
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L cooling system VIN: 1G3NB52J4X
I have read in some of the archives here that the high speed fan should cycle on at 235 F and in this car i don't get high speed fans unless i unplug the temp sensor i see where a car had the ECM reflashed as a fix to this all grounds look good and the car wi...
1971 Other European Scimitar 3.0L engine VIN: 4519540000
Looking for a source of stock engine parts to rebuild this engine. 1971 3.0L V6 engine built by Ford Essex (England). All my usual suppliers have no listing. GOOGLE turned up a bunch of clubs and performance part suppliers located in the UK. Hoping to find a s...
1988 Other European 328 GTS 3.2L Misfire VIN: ZFFXA2OA7J
Car basicly runs terrible, spark comes and goes ,wierd pattern on scope (sometimes extra spikes) Occasionly it will smoothe out and run good for about 10 to 30 seconds. When problem occurs you can have a timing light hooked up and the timing retards about 30 d...
1986 Peugeot 505 S 2.0L drive shaft VIN: VF3BD11Y2G
hi guys, i need some help for this customer they really love this wagon so much so that they brought it back when they changed his duty station back to the usa. not only that but it is almost mint. the problem is i can not find a drive shaft for it or find any...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE51N0N
this car came in on a hook no start check system found no codes and no spark replaced ign. modual now it starts runs for 10-12 min and stalls found at this point no spark and no inj. pulse let cool for 5-10 mins and starts and runs for 5-10 mins but stalls aft...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOJB0922J
Good day. I have this Porsche that has come to me on a recommendation from another Porsche owner who's 928 I have repaired vacuum leaks(manifold) on in the past. This new cusomer has told me that the car runs rich, and that the transmission is reluctant to sh...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K71
The car has codes PO440 and PO446. There are TSB for re programming the computer and then there is a TSB for replacing a Cannister Closed Valve Vacuum Switching Valve with a whole series of tests. Has anyone had experience with these codes. Is it better to r... Trouble codes: P0440, P0446
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 2 gear VIN: WVWZZZ1HZT
This Golf was towed to my workshop with a dissassembeled transmission in another workshop.I checked all the parts and reassembeled the transmission . I replaced a new valvebody and new wiring loom.I drove the car, on "D" position, the 1st gear engaged perfect ...

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1990 Audi 100 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WAUBC5447L
Thanks for the quick responses, we were working on this car Friday at 3pm. All the replies were pretty much the same, pull the instrument cluster and you can access the set screws using a pocket screwdriver and an inspection mirror. The hardest part for me was...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D6W
Its finally fixed , I called the dealer to see how to reintilize the Throttle Valve Control Module. One of the technicians actually faxed me a copy of adaption proceedure but it requires the VAG testing equipment. I have a AST Retriver scanner so looking at th... Trouble codes: 17953 (P1545 throttle position control malfunction).
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L starter,alarm VIN: WBABF4326S
Local dealer found bad ews module,not really sure how they found it,just glad it runs now.Dealer boys would not really explain to much.
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Lighting VIN: 1G6KS53B3N
tracked down problem to pass key decoder and replace instrument cluster car started and work fine. thanks for all tha help that was given on this project...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L lifters VIN: 1G6KD52B3S
Thanks for all the replies. A couple of guys I think Hit it right on the head.An oil galley plug missing stopping oil pressure from getting to top half of the engine.The customer walked in with this plug after I first went onto IATn.So when they come back fr...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L Stall VIN: 1GCER14H9H
Special thanks to Paut (jeepster) you know who you are. The problem was in fact incorrect parts. After having my local GM dealer run the VIN for me he came up with 2 options. We had both an incorrect switch and incorrect fuel switching valve. Change both and v...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNGK26F1R
thanks to all that replied. most were correct in that the injection module was the problem. brent recommended moving the module from engine heat, with a fabricated bracket the module now has a new home away from the valley and all the heat. again thanks for ev...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L booster master cyl, unknown VIN: 2G1WX12X65
thanks to all for the help on this problem i advised the customer to return to the tire shop where the brakes were done and askwhat quality of parts were used and ask for oem. as i have not heard back from him i assume all is now well.thanks again for the assi...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L information center/gauges VIN: 1GCEC14WSY
Thanks to all who replied. I have replaced many GM ignition switches but the no com with the ecm, air bag, abs was bothering me about this one. I scoped the dlc and was recieving data but it was not your normal pattern. Started unpluging modules that shared th...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Salon 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XC46R9L
well guys we pushed it outside and have decided to try our luck at a later date have actually changed everything and it ALWAYS acts the same no spark no injector pulse good fuel pressure compression and all engine mechanical is correct so and electrical gremli...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Inadequate cooling VIN: 1C4GH54LXR
First let me say thank you to all who offered help. Unfortunately the cust.has not returned to allow me to fix this veh. most of the replies suggested things i had tried like playing with the r134a charge,pinching off heater hose,cleaning the condenser,and add...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L theft alarm VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
The problem was the hood switch. I unplugged it and it hasn't gone off since. I cleaned the sliding door contacts and thought I had it, but after a few days it went off again, so I unplugged the hood switch and it hasn't gone off since. The Chrysler guys told ...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L radio VIN: 2C3HE66G81
The 2 repsonses I received pointed towards either a defective radio or amplifier. We discussed replacing the radio complete with another factory unit but the cost scared the customer. The dealer is going to recheck it when it acts up again. It would appear tha...
1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L extended crank time VIN: 1B4GH44R7S
Well it turns out both of the new aftermarket crank sensors that I put in from car quest were defective. I ordered a crank sensor from auto parts extra and the problem was fixed. Thanks to all who responded. Never assume that a new part cannot be defective. Th...
1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 1B4GD45R3T
I want to thank everybody for there help on this repair. Most common reply said to replace compressor again, dryer and H valve. We flushed the complete system, (not with charge station) replaced compressor, dryer and H valve. All is well except for the bottom ...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L warning chime VIN: 1B4GP45GXW
Thanks for the responses and helpful info. Apparently Chrysler BCMs will set off the chime intermittently as a warning when there is actually nothing to warn about. The repair for this would be a reman BCM from Chrysler, but the customer is unwilling to shell ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4JB25Y5X
Thanks to all who responded. After clearing all codes and driving for a few days only the p0205 p0206,p0207,p0203 codes came back during the misfiring , scope testing of the injector waveforms failed to show the spikes. talked to prior tech and we think he may... Trouble codes: P0203, P0205, P0206, P0207, P0121.
1986 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP22XXG
Hi: Thankyou for your help. I checked map sensor hose but no problem found. I found some sugestion in Mitchell On Demand under quick fix section. 1)possible PIP signal, Disconnect Spout connector. 2)Alternator checked for pattern. First I disconnected Spout Co...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 1FTHX2569K
A big thank you to Jay [...] the bigger master cyl was the fix. Customer came in this morning after pulling a boat all weekend and was very happy that he had brakes again.
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Misfire, No MIL on VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
thank you for the replies. benzi hit it right even with the short reply. turned out that the IAC was intermittently fluctuating closed/open and the short sucking sound in a closed intake duct made the popping corn sound. tested with known good IAC and vehicle ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, DOG UNDER LOAD VIN: 1FTDF15Y8P
Hi guys, Sorry about the late reply but I was not sure if It was really fixed. I found that if timing was set to 3* btdc the code would not set. now this was after i confirmed that the timing mark had not moved ie balancer problem. Apearantly 10* btdc is not t... Trouble codes: 213 (spout ckt open).
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y4R
Well here it is. Thanks again to all who replied. We took the advice of many and took a closer look at the o2 sensor. It was pretty slow to react, so we installed one. Also found fuel filter was o.e. so we also replaced that. Still had the problem, as a last e... Trouble codes: 171 (fuel system at adaptive limits), 172 (lean condition bank 1).
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L upper steering column VIN: 1FASP14J9S
Thanks to Nick from OH, Terry from AL, and Robert from WI for your replies. We followed the precedures per Alldata which requires removal of the steering wheel with a puller. Still don't know what caused the problem with the steering wheel shaft to move. Insta...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L hydralic system/clutch VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
Thanks to all that replied to my post.Here is what i ended up finding.After hours of trying diffrent bleeding procedures,I found that the old mercedes trick that bill [...] told me about was the easiest and the most feasible way to bleed the system.Every one wh...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Lack of power VIN: 1FTHF26H0T
After checking extensively for a vacuum leak inside and out, trying a new Map sensor, PCM, O2 sensor, no change was experienced. I guess my expectations are too high for for fuel control on this truck. As one of the responses stated that this may be normal str...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y2T
Sorry for the delay. Was waiting for custormer approval. Thanks to Richard from IL, Nick from OH, Tom from NY, and Phil from CA. Most suggested cleaning the fuel injectors and induction system. Also checking static and running compression. I ran the BG injecto... Trouble codes: P0304.
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1V
Well this one is a little strange but after rechecking my timing marks,rechecking the maf sensor i decided to go ahead and clear the computer memory which i hadn't done since i originally fixed the cam timing problem just to see if maybe the fuel and ignition ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W3X
Thanks to all seven who took their valuable and 'tired after work' time to help me. Brad [...] all offered up suggestions based on the tank having been recently removed. All ideas w... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative leak), P0460 (fuel gauge).
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU72E54
replace solenoid body. road test carred out and the vehicle found ok
1995 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L ECM/Fuel Injectors VIN: KMHJF33M4S
I received some great replies on this request. Joseph from NJ told me about common wire pinching and chafing from the harness that runs by the lower radiator support. I figured the ECM was not the cause of the blown fuse, but after digging through a lot of mai...
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L readyness moniters VIN: JNKNG01D9T
tried several different drive cycles and none of them worked. sent back to infinity dealer.
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Misfire VIN: JACDJ58X9X
A special thanks to Richard from So Cal and Tom from Kansas. You guys were both right on. After removing the cyl head and performing a careful inspection I noticed that there was a crack that ran along side of the #6 spark plug tube. This allowed coolant to se...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L pads/rotors VIN: SAJHX1249T
The owner of the Jag. never did call back, thankfully. He never contacted me again, not involving court or anything else, so I'm happy to say good riddance. I hope if I ever run into him again, I'll be driving and he'll be walking (only kidding, I'm actually a...
1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4F419P2S
well i had some response refering to vacuum and fuel pressure but as stated in the testing section the fuel was good. as to vacuum the engine did not have enough time to build vacuum as it only ran for a few seconds at a time. there were responses to that indi...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4GZ58S2W
IT'S FIXED! I did suspect the ldp but working for a independent it was hard to take that $103.00 leap of faith. Made sense to me that it may have been leaking interally because of the order it set codes. Anyway, thanks for helping. Trouble codes: P1494 (leak detect pump), P1455 (big evap leak).
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L altenator VIN: 1J4FJ68S7W
Over the weekend I spent some time on this jeep and found that when I moved the engine harness it would charge normal.Further examination of the harness I found the field wire rubbed througth and at times would full field the alt.I checked my e mials this morn...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT47S71
evidently the speedo dropping out was just a glitch as the ground cleaning has stopped the dash gauges from dropping out i had scanned the TPS with a lab scope and did not find any glitches but went ahead and replaced it anyway and problem cured. no more che... Trouble codes: P0121 (tps does not match map), P0123 (tps high), P1687 (Loss of MIC), P0702.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L prv valve VIN: JT8UF11E2L
I recieved many replies suggestioning that possibly my pressures were getting high. I checked and double checked and pressure remained good,at this point the customer is going to go to dealer to see if they can solve problem.When i get the fix from customer i ...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L ABS Pump VIN: JM3LW28G91
I replaced the ABS pump a second time and so far no ABS lamp.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Speedometer VIN: WDBEA34E4R
thanks for the replies, some good input from fellow techs, appears this car has the wrong cluster installed, the customer just bought the car and found it had previous theft damage, he plans on returning the car to the place where it was purchased. Behind the ...
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