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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA2253X
We performed MotorVac March 2004. A fuel leak onto the coil started a fire which was put out immediately--within 15 seconds. We informed customer within minutes, inspected fire area only to find NO components were affected. The car ran much better and customer... Trouble codes: P0171
1991 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABB1316M
air bag light flashes. hooked up tester (bosch kts 300). no communication with air bag control unit? checked all connectors-ok. check power supply-ok.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Windows,horn ,steering VIN: WBADD6327W
Hi guys and gals could appreciate a hand on this one,Occasionally when you honk the horn on this thing the steering colum will extend and retract,also the steering can do the same when it wants while driving down the road,also the seats move on thier own ,also...
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L BMW radio codes needed VIN: WBACG8326W
2 of our BEEMER used vehicles need radios recoded; our local dealers have become a bit snooty about doing telephone help... iATN to the rescue? Vehicle 1: VIN: [...], RADIO MODEL: C33 DIN US, P/N: 65. 12-8 380 233, S/N: AL 6BDU W 03 17703 Vehicle...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L ews VIN: 27WBW34891
fuse for ews keyless entery blowes when performing initialization, door locks & alarm works ok with key
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: VBAGG83441
Hi BMW Techs the reading for bank 2 are additive mixture adaption(idle) bank 2 = - 6.89ms , multiplicative mixture adaption(part load) bank 2 =5.67%. The readings for the coolant sensor, shows that the thermostat should be replaced, when checking the camshaft ... Trouble codes: 114 (signal camshaft position sensor), 028 (additive mixture adaption bank 1 control limit reached), 029 (additive mixture adaption bank 2 control limit reached), 140 (activation map cooling), 021 (oxygen sensor ageing before cat. converter bank 2), 059 (transmission stall speed)
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52LTR
This car came in for the check engine light being on. The customer also mentioned that the car would stall when going done the highway mainly when the fuel tank is about a quarter of the way full. When I hooked the scan tool up to the car I first got codes PO1... Trouble codes: P0131 (HO2S Low voltage), P1640 (QDM 1 Error), P1670 (QDM 4 Error), P0122
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Theft System VIN: 1G6KD54Y0V
Customer inserts key and gets no crank, instrument panel message says "wait 3 minutes before starting", waits 3 minutes and car will usally start, also message will come up intermittingly that says "car may not start" . We have found the 2 white wires that com...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6KD54Y7W
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 98 deville that i agreed to work on for a local car lot that sends me alot of work. the problem is that i dont do american cars and have no wiring diagrams or troubleshooting for this model. The blower motor is not working. Th...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, HOT ONLY VIN: 1G1YY3180K
this one is beating me up. 89 vette. runs good other than slight rough idle. once hot, it will not restart even 10 seconds after shut down. while running all sensors are in range. tps-maf-o2-ipw-etc. when it cranks it has spark with correct timing, injector pu...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14A6N
The Truck Idles Ok,But When You Take Off under lite load It feels like a dead miss or Even like its running out of Gas but once you get up to speed you dont feel it as much then on decl every once and awhile youll get a back fire out the exhust. Trouble codes: 25 (Mat Readings Are Very High Around 200 Deg)
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L tcc VIN: 1G1YY23PSP
Unfortunately, I need help with MY car! The converter was intermitantly not applying. I scanned the system and thought electronicly it was working so I expected just a faulty solenoid. While I was waiting for the opportunity to install the new part, my car is ...
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 Express 3500 5.7L brake bleeding VIN: 1GBHG31RXV
Hello, This vehicle came in with a blown left rear wheel cylinder. We replaced both wheel cylinders and shoes. We are unable to get fluid to the rear wheels. We have fluid to the ABS unit, but not after it. We tried gravity, manual, vacuum, and pressure bleedi...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29F2W
Hi there hi tech people, Customer brought this truck in on a hook. The starter had stuck on taking the batteries and cables with it! We replaced all the aforementioned as well as an ignition switch and starter relay. Went for an initial start before buttoning...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
Hi all, thanks in advance for your help. This one has us stumped. Customer complaint was hard start, when it did start it ran rough until operating temp was reached. Check engine light came on, the only code is P0300, random miss fire. We had the truck over ni... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L srs air bags VIN: 3GNFK16T2Y
Hello, I have this suburban with the srs light on and indicating a code b0041(driverside deployment loop open.)I have the gm flow chart for diag but no wiring diag. At this time I have tested wiring from SDM connectors to driver door module, connector under dr...
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...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K61
Hi group this is an police car, and the problem occurs only on cold start. The engne run great for about 1 minute and after the idle become unstable and the engine stall. At the initial start the two o2 sensor read up to 1000 mv,but the fuel pressure regulator...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L reverse VIN: 1GCJK33191
Customer went to back out of a parking spot and go to lunch and truck would not back up and service engine light illuminated. Transmission then was in default mode. code P0847 pressure switch "D" stuck closed is present. Since this one time transmission has wo...
1992 Dodge Shadow ES 2.5L Rev. Limitation
I am trying to increase or limit the rev. limiting function of the computer in this vehicle. I have called several computer rebuilders and cannot find anyone who can give me a schematic of the PCM board. Does anyone know of a software? schematic or any other w...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L hard start VIN: 1B7KF23C6T
truck will spin over several times when starting.extended crank time hot or cold.batteries check hasn't ever failed to start.this truck seems to take about twice as long to start as all others, Trouble codes: 42 (asd volts)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L No Start, no data VIN: 1B7HC16X4T
installed a new p,c,m, per checkout in mitchell manual due to no data, when first connected, we had fuel pump activation, a,s,d, relay activation, m,i,l, was on, and data on monitor, including self I,D, however ther was no crank or cam sensor readings, tech, t...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No ECM Response VIN: 2B4GP44R7V
Hi group, my only problem is with programming the VIN into this new PCM. When I go to "read vin" in system tests (using snap-on scanner)and enter the VIN it asks "are you sure you want to..." of course I hit yes. The screen goes blank and nothing ever happens....
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L lock up VIN: 1B4HS28Z9X
hi group vehicle shifts fine, but does not go into lock up, found that trans temp sensor always reads -15 degrees so trans will not go into lock up, checked wiring ok, pulled pan and checked reference signal ok 5 volts, good ground, if i unhook connector scan ...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L air bag VIN: 1D7HU18D93
Air bag light stays on. Pulled codes and came up with passenger deactivation switch open. There is no on off switch on this truck. Dodge said because it is a 4 door truck that it would not have one. I pulled bezel where the switch would be and found a harness ...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L intermittent shift problem
Customer complains that in the morning if it is cold (cold here is 50 degrees or there about) she will back truck up and then try to go into first and can't get shifter to go into 1st gear or any other for that matter. It takes her about a minute she states in...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shifting
Help! i've inherited this F-350 that shifts in and out of over drive.Another tech checked it out and decided it needed a pcm.He said it had a code 62.Anyway pcm was replaced.All was well with the shifting until customer pulled his trailer loaded with a car.Aft...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, low rough idle
this contour like two others idles rough and low has a cold intermitant stall i will have it back fri. we did a broken tbelt and pump job awhile back car ran ok idle was funny seemed good enough on previous visit to our shop cly balance at idle showed weak #1 ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L radio and windows VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Windows and radio work when key is turned off and key removed. When wipers are turned on you loose the radio, however, the windows still work. Press rear wiper or rear quarter window switch and radio turns off.(windows still work) Powers and grounds at gem mod...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
Customer had installed a t belt after it broke. he could never get it started. I towed it in. checked the belt was installed correct, During crank it will pop through intake. compression check had 110 #1 and 140 165 175. leak test intake valve on #1 remove hea...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering Pump VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
Hi, This one is agravating. I first replaced the power steering pump, there was no power steering and pump was extremly noisy, fluid was burnt, but not low. Went through lengthy bleeding procedure to get air out of system, got alot quieter. Still not as quiet ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L ABS System VIN: 1FTZR15X8Y
Hello all! The problem with this ranger is that the ABS activates below 12mph on every stop. All the wheel speed sensors check out ok, and all three sensors match each other on the scanner. There are no trouble codes stored and the light is not on. The strange...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10V5Y
This Ranger is a fleet vehicle that came in with no gas in the tank and the gauge reading full. Had a stored code for fuel level sensor, and once gas was put in tank it started and ran poorly with a very noisy pump. Perhaps a victim of chronic running out of g...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Blend door VIN: 1FAHP56SX1
This vehicle came to me after being in another shop twice. The AC operation is very erratic. Sometimes it will work fine, at other times it will not put out any cool air, just warm air from the vents, and this seems to be somewhat restricted. When it does this...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L backfire VIN: 1FMYU03191
Customer cranked engine it did not start like normal. Cranked and kaboom under the hood, backfire caused intake upper plenum to blow apart. Has anyone ever had this happen on a Escape suv? I checked recalls, TSB and found none. Customer wants to correct the ca...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L evaporator VIN: 1GKEL19W4W
problem with my mothers van all wheel dive safari.has rear ac i nstall freon and gone in approx 3 days.three pound system.cant not see leak i used a sniffer seemed like it went of at the vents front and it commom for both evaporators to leak?
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L brake fluid VIN: 1GKDT13W1W
The brakes drag and overheat causing the truck to shake. All four rotors test out at aprox 500 degrees when this happens. I checked the fluid and noticed the gasket on the cap is swelling. I suspect fluid contamination but the fluid shows no visual sign of oil...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT279LFG41
start good,idles great,on driveing it is good on light acceleration. on hard accelationor passing it is sometimes good power but80%-90% it feels like it is running out of gas as long as you hold the peddle to the metal it will die on driving and stall out but ...
1970 Jaguar XK-E 4.2L Washers VIN: 0001R12420
This may seem like a simple question, but our book does not tell us where the fuse block is for this car, and we have looked everywhere! Can anyone tell us where is the fuse block on this classic jag? Thanks in advance.
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L ride control VIN: 1J4FJ68S2P
This vehicle has a severe shake in the front end, usually happens at or about 45mph after hitting a slight bump. It feels like a steering stabilizer problem. This Jeep is from a used car lot so there is no history. We have replaced all four shocks, steering st...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case
this has the new process 249 transfer case in it. it has 4 allwheel drive, nutrel and 4 low on the selector lever. what happens is the information center at times will not show all 4 wheels lit up. then on the screen it says "service transfer case switch" I ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Accessories VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9S
This is a Jeep with Gremlins. Open driver side door and radio shuts off and power antenna goes down. Open door and power locks don't work. Shut door and radio works. Turn on inside light and radio quits. Several wires in door flex harness have been spliced. An...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Oil prssure VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
cust. complained of low oil pressure at stops an dloss of coolant. i begain w/ check oil pressure w/ mech. gauge and it was reading about 5psi hot at idle. jeeps spec is 12 psi min at idle. put in oil new oil pump.. still had low pressure. pulled pan off and p...
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...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L trans VIN: 1LNLM974XR
Hello, This problem is intermitent. Starting from a stop the trans slips and then engages hard(like a nuetral drop.) Trans fluid is clean and full. I got code 452 Vehicle speed sensor. Speedo seems normal. No visual signs of wiring problem to VSS so we replac...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Engine VIN: 1070441204
This vehicle belongs to a lont-time good customer - has about 30 vehicles that I maintain. In this case, I suggested that he take it to the local 'Bosch-meister' but he insisted that he'd be more comfortable with me working on it. The problem is, I don't have ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBDA29D4N
Dear MB- gurus: I need a wire diagram and a component location sheet: This car VIN # [...] --build 01/1992 has a different a/c system installed as all the older ones. ( I have another customers 190 here, which is a 1991 09/90, which has the "old" ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Noise from Transmission area (loud snapping / clunking) in the area under the car between the front seat area. It sounds like it is making the drive shaft ring. Makes multiple clunking noises on hard acceleration. We are unable to pinpoint the source because t...
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM65L2S
The customer is complaining about a surge at highway speeds that goes away at higher speeds above the speed limit. Also there is the code 332 not enough EGR flow. During the KOER test there is vacuum at the EGR and the EGR opens but the cel keeps saying there ... Trouble codes: 332 (not enough EGR flow)
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Coolant Gauge VIN: 1MEFM6532X
I need to locate the coolant tempaerature sending unit for the gauge. I have restored the cooling system to standards, but have no information on the gauge or sender. I remember fixing a few of the older ones, but can't remember how. AllData says it is under ...
1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L trunk seal VIN: 3N1AB41D3V
Try as I may I cannot detect source of water leak into trunk. Any Nissan techs out there seen any of this problem or a tech bullettin on water leaks in trunk of Nissans? thanks in advance of anyone that can help!
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L extended crank VIN: JN1CA21D4W
this vehicle came in with extended crank compliant.engine cranks about 20 to 30 seconds before it starts.while it cranks,sounds like timing is off,cranks a little hard,back fires through throttle body.once engine starts,it runs problems.engine does sta...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5D1ED28T52
i have replaced the o2 sensor thinking it might not be working good,light comes on after running the suv for 10 minutes and shut off then restart and light will be on , and stayes on.i also found that their was some vaccum leaks around maf meter fixed them but... Trouble codes: 132 (high o2 reading on first bank)
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH54T7P
this is my neighbors car. yesterday his wife had been driving it and it stalled and restarted for her. she got home and it was stalling when put into gear. it was later in the afternoon when he grabbed me and the problem had subsided, so i told him i would che... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 circuit), 15 (ect circuit), 22 (tp low), 23 (iat low), 32 (egr circuit), 41 (cylinder selct error)
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...
1992 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Steering VIN: 2P4GH45R2N
This van came in with a steering pull to the left only on acceleration and only about 25 mph. When we test drive the only time we can get the pull is on accel. from take off and when it is about to shift out of 2nd gear, will not do every time. We did find eng...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GMDX03E7X
This 1999 Montana was involved in a recent rear end crash. The visible damage was minimal, but immediately following the wreck the van began having intermittent driveability problems. For the first week or so it would simply hesitate, usually on take off, and ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Speedo/Tach VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
We do not normally work on Volkswagons so, this is new territory for us. We have this Jetta that has an inoperative speedo cluster. On initial start up the tach , speedo, and gauges all work. About ten seconds later, everything drops to zero. No speedo, tach, ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, idle speed low
Car came in 4days ago with mil on. Had two codes in memory [...]. Freeze frame on scanner showed code set at idle,mph was zero. All reading are from snapon generic obd2 scan. Readings are 739 rpms longterm fuel trim 0 short term fuel trim +2. Load 8%. T... Trouble codes: P0506, P1582

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Reverse VIN: WBAGH83461
I have not fxed this vehicle, client is trying to get B.M.W. Canada to come to the plate, thanks for the help, it appears there is a bullitin on similar issues, or possibly the valve body. will update as/when I have any more information.
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW52K3V
Well fellows this park ave is fixed,I would like to thank the tech's for their help,all excellent suggestions.Rock from Quebec,Joe from Maryland,Thomas from Penn.,Antonio from Ontario,Scott from Wisconsin.The fix was a pcm & reflash,Thank You and lets keep thi... Trouble codes: P0748.
1993 Cadillac Seville 4.6L Excessive Emissions
thanks to all who replied . I replaced fuel pressure regulator.Bad news-doesn't help. Checked all fittings, fuel rail, MAP - everything ok. After that very carefully checked spark plugs just after 10 sec engine was running and stopped and find out spark plug #...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Long cranking time VIN: 1G6KY5495W
After replacing the fuel pressure regulator the vehicle had one time when it cranked too long. After that no other problems. The vehicle has been gone for about a week with no problems reported by the customer so far. Thanks
1968 Chevrolet corvette 327CID headlights
thanks i recieved 9 great replies with variety from look on ebay for manuals to go to library to several who would fax me but the one i used was from paul [...] who gave me the phone # of dr rebuild, 1 [...] who supplies the vac kits and diagrams f...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L front end noise VIN: 1G1NE52M6W
Customer is debating whether to sell this POS or have it repaired. Since the motor mounts are cracked I am recommending replacement as well as the lower control arms which seems to be the consensus. Thanks for taking the time to reply and sorry for the delay.
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L radiator VIN: 2G1WW12M1T
I appreciate all replies. Again the symptoms was oil floating in the radiator. The replies came in with 4 places to recheck. 1. Block needing magnafluxed and checked for leakage. Since there was not a mmilky mix in the radiator we chose not to pursue this opti...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L runaway idle VIN: 1GCHG35F3Y
We have not gotten back on vehicle- We will report when we can get back oon Thanks Jim
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Won't run Monitors VIN: 1GCGC24R4Y
I still have not been able to get these trucks to pass smog. I am going to contact a dealer that is equiped to work on the CNG system and send them 1 truck as a test sample to see what they can do. I appreciate all the responses and I think as a last resort I ...
1989 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.0L A/C Mode Door VIN: 1C3BC6636K
Thanks again for your help. We only received 3 replies. Thanks to John [...]. They have seen the problem before and agree that the plastic door is a piece of junk. The problem was the mode door was replaced a little over a year ag...
1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3BC5639K
Hello friends, Sorry for the late fix. I went up to MI speedway then up to the UP for a family vacation. I have fix the Dynasty !!! But what it turned out to be will leave you thinking very little of me. I checked this many times but next time I will need to l...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L fluid VIN: 2B3HD46TXV
Hey Guys! Well, Mark from Texas summed it up. This is one situation where it really helps to have all types of folks envolved with IATN. A special note of appreciation to him and the dedication to his field and for the willingness to share what he knows. I k...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L ABS module ? VIN: 3B7KF23ZXV
After checking & thoroughly cleaning the [perfectly good] rear drums/shoes and checking the rear speed sensor for loose connection and the reluctor ring for cracks etc. and reading the helpful suggestions and iATN database ... I've come to the conclusion that ...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L shut down VIN: 1B3EJ46X2Y
thanks to all who replied to my problem. this one was a real problem for us, that turned out to be relativaly simple when we finally figured it out. several people suggested that the cooling fans were the problem, but the fans had never been touched and were...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L noise VIN: 2B3HD46R22
Customer is satisfied with driving around without hubcaps. The problem is in the sidewall of the new tires. Due to their design they make the tire appear 'macho.' OE tires do not bulge as much as the tires he chose. There needs to be more clearance designed in...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMEE11H9R
Thanks to the fellow techs that responded so quickly to my cry for help. Some replies from secondary induction to tapping on several sensors and the affected injector thank you Mike, Pat and Ross. Special thanks to Tom from Sweeney's garage who took the time t...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15YOT
Thank you to all who responded. we solved this stalling problem by taking the o2 sensor harness out of the B+ harness, this seemed a whole lot better but not perfect. I replaced the ignition module and this completed the repair and all is well. Again thanks to... Trouble codes: P1351, P1359.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP52U2V
Many thanks to the responses, suggestions of possible cam sensor mis-alignment, plugged cats, injectors, etc... And also some confirmations of the expected mileage from this particular vehicle, and a suggestion on proper Over-Drive usage. I got the customer to...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L a/c heater controls VIN: 1FMYU22E2W
Everyone was dead on, on this fix. All said to look at the blend door. Customer took vehicle for a few days, but brought it back & i removed the dash & sure enough, it was broken. Had to replace the complete box. I had several of you'll recommend that i also p...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1722W
Hi, I am glad to report that this vehicle is fixed. I received a lot of help on this vehicle and wanted to mention everyone by name but my wife deleted all of the emails sent to me, SORRY. It ended up being a vacuum leak in the pcv harness on the pass side rea... Trouble codes: P0174, P0179.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6631X
there was no 5v ref at all unplug all related 5v ref still had 3v check power to ecm good and check ground at ecm . ecm was bad.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15X8X
Thanks to all who responded. I was able to diagnose after somone emailed me what color hose opperated witch door. It turned out to be at the red vacuum hose , above the gas pedal (a pain to get to) The diaphram was hoding vacuum vut it wiuld bind up halfway du...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L timing VIN: 2GTEK19K4R
to all who replied,thanks very much. it is good to be able to ask for help and receive it. i do this by myself and have problems sometimes. the locations suggested were behind the power distribution cover on the fierwall, in the passenger compartment possibly ...
1996 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Ignition VIN: 1GDJK34JX1
With some further investigating I still was getting no spark. Under aluminum cover to right of coil was the ignition module. I replaced module and truck started and ran find except plugs were alittle fouled.
2000 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDGC24R0Y
Thanks to those who replied. Most of the replies said that the problem was in the after-market fuel pump, because this vehicle needs 55 psi to start. I replaced the fuel pump with a pump from the dealership. It produces 56.2 psi; the vehicle starts fine, even ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L pressure sensor VIN: 1HGCC125OO
Hi We have fixed it. Charlie [...] said to remove pump/motor strip down & free off stuck impellar blades, so we did that & refitted, bled - Every thing works OK. Just shows 3 replies - 1 spot on is all you need to stop the dealer selling an over priced pump!
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCD56345
Thank you everyone for your help. The computer wasn't able to ground the circuit. New ecu fixed the problem
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JHLRD1856V
it was the valve adjustment on this one. one a previous one the dealer removed the head to repair the valve seat problem thanks to all who replied, your the best Trouble codes: P0301, P0302.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L timing belt VIN: 1HGEM21982
Thanks for the replies. Honda reengineered the tensioner and added some sort of 'auto-adjust' mechanism (still don't know how it adjust anything after examining it). Anyway instead of the old slot in the middle of the bearing, there is a round hole that is off...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L springs VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
I noticed the suspension control module located in the trunk was wet. It appears the trunk has a leak. I called a dealer who was very helpful and he said that this is not uncommon. The trunk seal leaks water and this damages the control module. The module must...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4996858X
Hello again and thanks for helping me out. Most of the replies said to replace crank postion sensor and a couple said to check grounds. One or two others said there may be problem with clock spring or o2 causing volt drop. I tested the grounds, all seemed ok. ...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Door Locks VIN: SALPV1447W
There was not much information for the fix on this problem. Larry from Four Oaks Garage has had the same situation, and not had a problem with repeated warranty returns from the dealer, which means Land Rover must be aware of a high failure rate on these parts...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Over temp light on dash VIN: SALTY124XY
It appears as the sensor is closing to soon causing the light to prematurly come on. The customer is to bring the vehicle back in aprox. 3 weeks to get the sensor replaced. After the sensor is replaced I will post the results.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L traction control VIN: JT6GF10V2X
Many thanks to Beno from Virginia, and Robert from California who both informed me that on these vehicles, the Trac system will disable for some powertrain codes. I replaced the MAF with a factory unit, cleared all codes, car has been driven for 1000 miles now...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U01
Guys thanks for the help, we found the charcoal canister assymbly to be faulty, the valve is located in the canister, you have to buy the whole assymbly from lexus, customer declined to repair because of cost. Thanks again
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L crusie control VIN: 1LNLM9844K
Hello group. Sorry it took so long to get back to the group but I had to make sure this was fixed. Thank you to the 4 replies I received. It turns out that the digital dash unit was at fault. On this system, the speed sensor sends signal to the digital dash fi...
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBMB2F0K
Hello, Thanks for all the replies, this morning I collected my thoughts & all other suggestions, the car is speed density & is an 'F' code engine unplugged tps w/no results, scoped pip waveform,fuel volume was 16 oz. in 10 sec., by chance I checked map/baro se...
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L loss of pedal VIN: 1LCNM92E8N
We ran all tests to the system and determined the hcu was to be at fault. As this was a restoration vehicle for the customer, the cost from the dealer for the complete assembly was prohibitive and the customer had the unit rebuilt/exchanged and brought back to...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1074412004
Thanks for all the responses. I adjusted the c/o to 2.5% at 2000 rpm and thermal wraped the metal fuel lines under the air cleaner (vapor lock) and all is well. Thanks Mike P
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L tachometer VIN: WDBAB33A4C
Well, this vehicle turned out to be a royal pain. It seems that the tach system on these vehicles was a major issue, we got some great information from many sources on how to test each part of the system, We were able to verify that we were getting a signal fr...
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