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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Shift/Clutch VIN: JH4DC435XS
Customer came in with problem (Car will some times not go in to gear. Test drive went OK but clutch felt strange. Fit new clutch ( it had lost the spring in friction disc). Sorry we used aftermarket parts and machined flywheel. Rebuilt now the fault. Car w2ill...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUZZZ8DZT
Hi guys. Have a fault here Im strugling with a bit. A4 audi that has a couple of problems. I have checked and there are no codes. Has beed to audi dealer that put plugs in it and checked it on there scan tool and siad nothing wrong. The problem is that sometim...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pump/cam adjuster VIN: WAUDC68D11
Let me start by saying the customer had the vehicle into the dealer where they told him he had a bad cam adjuster. We have confirmed the noise, which is very loud and is coming from under the valve cover where the tensioner is located. The noise occasionally d...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: WBACA6328R
Hello BMW Techs On this car, the warning lights on the instrument cluster will turn on, speedometer,tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge will go off while driving the car, but engine will not quit at all, all of this happens intermittently but not too ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHD632XS
Hi there, This one is really tough one so please read it all carefully. Customer brought it to us after number of other shops had attempted and failed to fix it. Vehicle keeps failing enhanced smog test (12 different attempts in last 4 months) due to high NOx ...
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4AH54N1L
fuel pressure regulators have been replaced 3 times, within weeks of each other. last time the starter nose was broken as well. regulator diaphragm leaks , allowing fuel to be sucked through vacuum hose and floods engine causing no start. our suspect is backfi...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, hard start VIN: 1G4CW52K2Y
Hello-I have a hard start problem after a 2 minute hot soak. It always starts imeadiatly if it is restarted before 1-2 minutes. Takes 6-8 seconds of cranking to get it going after that. I thought it would be loss of fuel pressure but it never loses one pound o...
1977 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start VIN: 6S69R70494
what started out as a very intermittant crank but no start, and always was fuel pumps not coming on now is a consistent no start, cranks fine. there is no power to pumps, jumping power back at pumps starts vehicle immediately. researched iatn fix database, doe...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD53B3P
This Caddy came in with a complaint of "Runs rough-idles rough, down on power". The throtle actuator was causing the engine RPM to surge. The TPS was replaced because of varying closed throtle voltage reading (.45-.8 V). Then the throtle body was serviced (ver...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Sport 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6EL12Y7P
on first start up car stalls on second try car searches for idle for 2 sec. then idles fine turn car off start up again no surge let it set 5 min. start idle surge 2 sec.then idles fine Trouble codes: 32 (map sensor low or shorted), 71 (inter map signal)
1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L clicks the throttle VIN: 1G6KF52Y8S
Well this car has a mind off its own ,the customer just got it back from the dealer for a fuel rail recall ,and now when you turn the key off the iac motor clicks the throttle about 20 times, with out the engine running if you turn the run position it still cl...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L traction control VIN: 1G6KD52B1S
This Deville came in for brake service the front brakes were worn down to the backing plates and so were the rears. After it was complete the car has the traction control light on. The code we got was T033 but we cannot figure out what this refers to, none of ...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L blower
hello there fellow techs. i only have a question. this seville is there any way or does anyone know anywhere to just purchase the squirrel cage? every one i talked to says you have to buy the blower assembly.or will a cage from another vehicle work?. any help ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YXW
Hello to all,I hope there is someone out there who can help. This is my wife's car and she is threatening to trade it in if I don't get it fixed.On 7/10/04 the ses light came on, I hooked up my Tech II and retrived code p0154. So I scaned the o2 sensors and b1... Trouble codes: P0154 (lack of o2 switches b2s1), P0151 (o2 low voltage b2s1)
1973 Chevrolet suburban 350CID Power operated Tail gate VIN: CCY163F126
I have a problem with my tailgate power window. Everything was fine, except the key operated switch at the tailgate wasn't working. I replaced the switch and it worked for about a week. Now the window rolled down and now won't go back up. My problem is i can't...
1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEK18K8N
This '92 Blazer came in originally w/ the guages on the dash all reading lower than normal and the wipers intermittently turning on/ off. The more electrical accessories you ran the more wierd things it would do. Traced that down to low voltage supply in the c...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L pump / bushing VIN: 1GCCS194XR
Auto trans guru's - I do not do auto trans repairs but am stuck with this one and need help! An ex-employee worked on this truck 4000 miles ago and it is back. Originally the truck had a frt seal leak and upon disassembly found the torque converter snout broke...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCGC29N4S
This pick-up starts and will die. After starting it will surge severly up and down,sometimes dying. when it is surging the IAC motor opens and closes like it is trying to regulate the idle speed. I checked codes and it has none. While this is occurring I can i...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cam/Distributor VIN: 1G1YY22P9S
Howdy, LT1 mavens: This car has been essentially trouble-free for 6 years, except for a blown coolant hose several months ago, until it stopped DEAD in front of a non-GM dealer lot. They replaced many parts (coil, module, maybe ECM and/or distributor) and ret...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX06E4V
I actually have 2 of these vans that have came in with the same problem this week. The code P0300 is the only code in the van but it is just cylider #6 misfiring. Upon cold starup, cylinder 6 will count up 30-100 misfires in the first 10-15 seconds than run fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L blend air door motor VIN: 1GNCS13W3W
cust. brought car for air blowing hot and cold air out vents.ck the system and thought the control head may be out.replaced control head and didn't change the problem.got wiring diragrams and ck wiring from control head to blend air door motor. wiring all ohm ...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L harmonic balancer VIN: 1G1YY22GXX
vehicle is a stick shift vehicle.the flywheel and harmonic balancer are balanced units.we found out today the engine came out of a camaro which does not use a balanced flywheel or a balancer that is weighted.the 1997-2003 5.7 LS-1/LS6 engine with a crankshaft ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L power steering VIN: 3GNFK16TX1
has a hard spot when turning wheel left or right give it some gas and it will have power steering. Installed used pump (2-miles on it), DVOM the valve at the pump it will variy from .6 (at idle) to 6.0-volts when the rear wheels are moving. could I have a bad ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1C4GP54L8T
hello all, this van has really got me stumped i have gone through the tests that nodata and mitchel gave me and everything that i test seems to be bad according to them. the cruise control light does not come on and you can not set it either. i checked the r...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L converter?? VIN: 1B4GP54L3T
GREETINGS, Bad starter and flywheel, missing teeth, replaced flywheel with dealer unit. Now that it starts, has a rough (consistant shake)at idle in all gears. Same in P, D, N, R etc. Not a misfire, no codes, pulled, replaced plugs, gapped etc. Drives fine, n...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L not sure VIN: 1B7HF16Y2W
Customer's concercn is "The brakes are very very touchy/grabby at slow speeds (high speeds its fine.) with light pedal." I verified the customers concern, and it has a slight nose dive but rear brakes do lock up. The pedal is a nice high, firm pedal. Thanks f...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R6X
vehicle is consuming 2 qts. of oil every two weeks. smoke comes out of the tailpipe when reved or brake torqued. oil returns are clean. no signs of excess crank case pressure. engine runs good no miss fires.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2367Y
OK I've got this '00 cummins diesel that came in with the check engine light on but no other symptoms. The code was for the crankshaft position sensor, my local mopar dealer had it in stock at a reasonable price so I picked it up and here's where it gets trick... Trouble codes: 336 (crankshaft position sensor problem)
1965 Ford Fairlane 289CID lights
Wires are burned together wher goes to and thru fire wall.need to see if anyone has wiring diagram for this old beauty.reall is a nice car. thanks in advance,
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F2S
hi tech i have this 7.3l powerstroke it runs great til you hold it wot for 5 to 10 sec. mil comes on with code 1211 & 1280 an it falls on its face. restart it anruns great. i checked fuel press. 30to 60psi checked oil pres. at road speed wot 2200 to 2400 psi. ... Trouble codes: 1280 (icp circuit out of range low), 1211 (icp not controllable pressure above or below desired)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6530T
this car only seems to have a problem at idle and slightly off idle. runs good at rpm. pcm not setting codes checked sensor inputs and all looks good
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Transmission VIN: 3FTHF26H7V
I overhauled carry in trans by request of customer, there was no evidence of any problems on teardown. I installed a complete O/H kit, convertor and solinoid pack. Customer brought entire truck to our shop and stated it was doing same thing. I test drove truck...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Hellow fellow techs.I have this Explorer that has a howling noise through the MAF and inlet bellows.Have performed a base idle check and is good.Happens at idle,hot engine.Found no leaks in inlet bellows.No cracks in MAF or housing.Noise is gone above idle.Any...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Hi guys, This is my first post, so bear with me. This V-8 Taurus is the first one I'v worked on, I'm begining to hope the last! When I first checked it the only code was P1157, but the car would run decent when first started, then start to run terrible, with b... Trouble codes: P0156 (O/2 Heater circuit B-1 S2), P0161 (O/2 Heater circuit B-2 S-2), P0172 (Sys. rich B1), P0175 (Sys rich B2), P1157 (O/2 22 shows lean)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Howdy, got this 99 power joke that will set the above trouble codes. I have replaced all plugs, pcm with a unit that came preprogrammed, the controller, the shunt, and still sets codes. I have check all the related wiring and can find no problems, I have been ... Trouble codes: P1395 (glow plug monitor fault bank 1), P1396 (glow plug monitor fault bank 2)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
My brother ask me to post this for him. He has a customer that is dissatisfied with the ride of his Expedition. It has the air suspension, light has been on at times by no codes are present. (Test by myself and a dealer, NGS tool). His complaint is the ride is...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, PATS VIN: 1FAFP444YF
Hi Ford Techs, Feeling kicked again! I am trying to install a used computer in a mustang for a defective range switch circuit internal to the pcm. The used pcm sees all of the gear selections now, but I am locked out by the theft system. I tried to register th...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L fuel gauge
help!! after the vehicle was repaired,the cust complained the gas gauge did not work properly.our shop did not do the repairs,done out of state.in a nutshell,when key is on,engine running or not,the gas gauge falls steadily to empty within 8 to 12 minutes.i as...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAMFH1087
I have this focus that came in with a rough idle/surging idle. It had 2 of the vacuum lines off of the intake. put them back on re-set kam, same symptom. what is happening is my long term fuel trim is at +18% and my short term is at +33%. long term will not ch...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FTWW33F62
See history. The codes we are now getting are P1501, 221 and 603. Cleared codes and P1501 returned. We have shift error messages on scannner when shifting from park to low. We can force it to go away by applying the brakes. Engagement is not proper either. We ...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ1361V
Thanks in advance for your time. Vehicle cranks, no start. have spark at plugs and fuel(plugs are wet with fuel).I have a signal to injectors. Timing belt ok, compression ok. Started twice(acted like no power)Tac does not read when cranking. I can't scan due t...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Hi Idle VIN: 1HGCA5631J
Hello, and thanks for the help in advance. This car belongs to a co-worker of mine. He drives 80 miles a day to work and back and the car runs fine, Idles well and comes off high idle as it warms up on longer trips. If you drive it for short (5 to 10 miles )di...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L left side park lights VIN: KMHFU45E52
The park lights and tag light bulb will stop working on the left side only. The fuse is blowing like it is a dead short. This happens intermittantly with no ryhme or reason. It appears that applying the brake pedal and shifting into reverse or out of reverse c...
1991 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNGO1CXM
Hi group, I've got this Infiniti that I can't duplicate the customers concern. She says that after 30 to 45 minutes of driving that the engine "just quits" and will crank but not run for about 30 minutes. I have driven that car, and I have let it run in the sh...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Limp mode VIN: SAJHY1749M
As soon as turn key on the trans light stays on and goes to limp mode. Sent to the Jaguar dealer they said had a TPS code. They could not fix problem and now we have it back. I check the TPS .42 volts on at the computer pin #8, ground to tps is .01 volts and 5...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Message Cent VIN: SAJEA01U63
Jaguar Experts, I have a VERY good customer who has purchased a 2003 S-Type. When she test drove one, she was happy with the fact that the message center was in a English or British dialect. IE: "Your Boot Is Open". After purchasing her vehicle, she noticed th...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4EZ5859T
This jeep was towed in for a no start.We checked for fuel pressure had 50 psi, checked for spark had no spark, found code 21, found bare wires from o2 sensor. We replaced the o2 sensor and the pcm also the crank sensor. we now have spark and fuel pressure but ...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L pwr windows
Looking for the procedure to reset the RF power window motor and limit switch. From the full down position, the window will go halfway up and stop. Activate the switch again and it goes all the way up and reverses to the halfway point again. I have searched Al...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L No Start
has no fuel pressure! ohmed inertia switch ok! have 11 volts at switch. checked wiring from fpmd to ecm and to inertia switch ok.Tryed to follow diagonostic tree but do not have brake out box. fuel pump works fine when powered up at fpdm.all fuses check good,a... Trouble codes: P1234
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and poor running condition. Pulled codes and found misfire codes on cylinders #1 &3. Tested fuel pressure, injectors & compressions. All were ok. Spark Plugs were worn. We then replaced the plugs and found the coil bo... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
1980 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L hydraulic suspension
Hello MB techs. Problem with hydraulic suspension on this 6.9. The front sits low, not totally down but about half way up. rear height looks ok. Adjusting height control valve up or down has no effect on suspension. Plenty of fluid in resevoir. When I cracked ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E3R
This Mercedes is hard start with noise from beneath the intake at the air pump; with oil in the intake . Indications are , this air pump has a bad bearing and seal (similar to the turbo problems). Has anyone run into this and can the bearing and seal be replac...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
replace all O2 sensors, replace spark plugs, clear codes, after half an hour of driving, all codes came back on, We replaced the O2 sensors with after-market bosh sensors. Could it be that the computer is not relating to the sensors? Should I get Mercedes fact... Trouble codes: P0141, P0136, P0173, P0170
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM58S5V
What would cause the loss of injector pulse. And why does the fuel rail lose its pressure
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L steering box VIN: 2MEFM74W31
Hello all, I have this Grand Marquis that I have inherited from another tech. Problem is, that when traveling at just about any speed, going into curves or making turns, the steering seems to bind. You have to return the wheel in order to straighten the vehic...
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P11
vehicle came in with a code p0403, it seems to run normal other than the light being on. Have checked for carbon build-up in manifold, which seems ok. If you manually open the egr valve it will make the engine stumble but it will not stall. The solenoid for th... Trouble codes: P0403
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cooling fans VIN: 1N4BU31DXS
we replaced the engine and now the fans do not work or the fuel pump unless both jumped. I put a new coolant temp switch in the car but no go. If i ground the relay they come on but don't shut off. The fuel pump relay also does not work, i to have to jump the ...
1988 Plymouth Horizon America 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, No high idle on star VIN: 1P3BM18DXJ
Upon startup, this vehicle will not go to high idle. It reaches 500 to 600 rpm's and surges. If I hold the throttle down for 10 seconds and then release, it will idle, with a mild surge at 900 rpm. The vacuum is at 15.5 and steady. I introduced acetyline in th...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB1241T
a real problem child here. this vechile will run with ignition switch in [...] position as soon as the switch is released to the run position i lose injector pulse and vechile quits.also if you feed fuel to the intake it will run. also the theft system light s...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L blower VIN: 1G2HZ5214T
this car has very poor air flow out the dash registers.

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1982 Buick Century Limited 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AL27E5C
Had lots of replies but nothing that fixed car or hadn't already been tried, so after making 100% sure the motor was sound and in time I tore the stupid carburator off again with an idea that maybe it was warped like the quadrajets used to do. Bingo, we tried ... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust).
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4EC11C2K
Hi all, recieved 2 responses on this one and they suggested monitoring the current or voltage at the main valve whern the car was moving we tried this and had no change in the readings from idle to moving but the code still sets. The customer needed the car ba...
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4HP54K82
Well Techs the fix was easy on this. Thanks to all three who replied. Ray [...] suggested had the trans been replaced and the answer to that was no. Orlando suggested had I checked the speed sensor, but data stream scan info was showing the correct speed on th...
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IG6CD5336L
most replies suggested cleaning the EGR tubes in the throttle body - i did this and have not heard back from the customer. i will assume from this that the problem has been resolved. other replies indicated ground issues and possible MAP sensor problems...thes... Trouble codes: E48 (EGR system problem).
1964 Chevrolet chevelle mal 327CID horn,interior lighting VIN: 45867B1083
thanks for all of the wiring diagrams. i found the ampmeter wires to the gauge melted. ran new wires and all is well. its great to know you guys have all these old diagrams. thanks again
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNCT18Z0J
Thanks for the great sugestions. I was able to check the ground when it acted up and they were good. The problem ended up being the tcc solenoid (probable bad diode) causing the computer to freek out. Kind of sucks that that was the first thing that the troubl...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W7S
Sorry I haven't posted the fix yet, but it is fixed now. The morning after I posted this, I decided to pull the plenum back off and found that the fuel supply line was cracked just inside of the plenum. It was spraying fuel almost directly into the #5 port in ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305.
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L 2-3, 3-OD shift VIN: 1GNEC13R9V
Again iATN has saved me unnecessary waste of valuable time. Since I had recently rebuilt the trans, I took the advice of Bob-NY, and Gerald-SC. I first pulled the VSS & looked in the opening, It appeared that the sensor gear fixed on the tailshaft was not in l...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start, BLOWS FUEL PUMP FUSE VIN: 1C3XY66R6M
After testing resisitance on related wiring to ignition module/coil, all sensors we felt related and fuel delivery system, and being an intermittent problem we were left with the sbec as the only cause. We searched out a used engine controller and ignition mod...
1993 Chrysler LeBaron LX 3.0L valve train VIN: 1C3XU5535P
John from Virginia hit it right on the 'head'... 'The rear head runs hotter than the front head due to the front's exhaust gases being directed to the rear exhaust manifold before they get to the exit. Quite normally, the rear head will drop all of the exhaust...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Inst cluster lighting VIN: 3C3EL55HXY
Thanks to Mark, Melvin, and Curtis who gave me the correct information. The instrument cluster illumination is provided via a thin luminescent sheet that sandwiches just beneath the gauge faces. It is wired to a small power inverter/transformer that I assume c...
1992 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L Speedometer VIN: 2B4GH55R2N
Thanks to Gary from Washington, Roger from Alberta and Edmond from California. You were all correct there is another sensor on the 92 caravan responsible for vehicle speed info to the ECM, instrument cluster and mileage monitor. It is called a distance sensor ...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L front suspension VIN: 1B6MF3658R
Well, this one is down the road..finally. Alot of helpful replies on this one, most leaning twords stabilizer. We installed a new track bar and stock stabizer with no luck. we then went to a heavy duty stabilizer i had, and still problem occurred. I finally tr...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
Thanks to all who repilied.Angel from Massachusetts,Lorenzo form Maryland, and James from Missouri. They all aimd at the engine computer. That is what I was thinking. I pulled the plugs again and everything looked good so replaced with a used one. Thinking int...
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Radiator
Customer left with a chemical power flush. NO ONE could tell me what is a normal or acceptable reading is .Other vehicles in shop were testing very similar.All under hood grounds were cleaned & inspected. Esp. in damaged area. Ran tests with & without misc ace...
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEU15N58
engine had continuos noise engine speed related . thought avlve train.after check rfockers pushrods springs and running with valve covers off still could not tell where niose came from. one member mentioned shorting cylinders so we did this . #4 cylinder was t...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1FDEE14N0L
Good morning! This one is fixed, but with my origional question still unanswered. When I first began to diagnose, I looked at the linkage on the throttle body and could see the cable attached properly, good vacuum to servo, no apparent wiring connectors loose ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10AXP
well guys this truck is fixed but the bad part is not sure what it was looks like bad ground. i tryed a new module thinking we had a bad one took for test drive and did the same thing , installed original icm and now truck has been gone for 2weeks so hopefully... Trouble codes: 218 (loss of idm left side).
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FARP15J2R
Thanks to all who took the time and effort to reply! The system worked fine when A/C is on. Fan used to eventually turn on with A/C off but... comes on late. I cleaned all grounds and swapped relays with known good. Replaced the ground from the frame by air fi...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP52U1T
I had three replies on the Taurus. They were to check for a faulty inhibitor switch, make sure it has the correct transmission fluid and additive, and to check for IAC and pulsewidth response when it stalled. I had already checked the switch. It had the correc... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam sensor circuit fault), 1742 (TCC solenoid failed on), 1743 (TCC solenoid failed on).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTJW35F5V
I hooked up the inline vacuum gauge per many recommendations, and found that vacuum was VERY low, (5 in). unless you pinched off the vacuum hose to brake booster, and then there was 28 inches vacuum. I then pulled check valve and used smoke machine to look for...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L fuel in radiator VIN: 3FEKF37F2V
Thank you for all of your help. The problem was the copper inserts underneath the injectors. These 'coppers' seal the water jacket from the injectors. #2 cyl copper was cracked and leaking. Customer requested that we change all of them. We pulled the heads and...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Thanks to all that answered. We removed the water pump and found the corroded impeller had cut a hole through the back of the cover. I was very suprised at the extent of the mixing of the oil in the coolant. Both the coolant and the oil were throughly mixed wi...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L hub locks VIN: 3FTNW2158Y
thanks to the 3 replys they all said about the same . the vacuum hub solinoid (VHS) has b+ going to it the other two wires go to the GEM module and commands one for 2 wheel drive in turn sends about 5 in. of vacuum to the locking hub and will disengage it,the ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Thanks to all that replied. With out a proper scanner to comunicate with the system we told the flood shop that they would have to take the truck to the dealer -- which they did. We found out that motor was actually damaged internally. I want to thank all thos...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L abs&mil light VIN: 4S6CM58W1W
customer did not want to go any farther i'll let you know when it comes back thanks
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio display VIN: 1HGCM66573
Sorry it took so long to close this requests. My internet service provider went out of business. Back to the vehicle. The majority of the replies said the problem is in the radio itself, after further testing I have confirmed it is. The radio is on backorder...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA28D6J
we replaced the spark plugs with regular one it had platinum, then I adjusted the mixture with a duty meter at 45% and new fuel was added to the car, it seems to have fixed it, the customer forgot to mention that the car was sitting and the fuel was about 8 mo...
1985 Other European BiTurbo 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZAMAL1101F
I want to thank Tim [...].I thought that I had checked all of the relays There are four relays on the fuse box that I could see. but there was another relay hanging off to the side. that I missed.(wa...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L MIL Lamp on, no overdrive VIN: 4S3BK65538
Thanks for all your replies,yes we did check for closed loop [...] and the brake switch for any faults. After installing tcm with no change we sent the vehicle to trans shop. Since putting on tires have not seen problem,Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0740.
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MV9
Car came back this morning. We dropped exhaust and checked for bad valve guides as most of responses suggested. Sure enough, one guide looked rough, and the others?. It now makes lots of sense. If guide leaves ehaust valve open, you would get unburned fuel pas... Trouble codes: P0301.
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BB02E5V
Hi Techs. out there, I finally found the problem at the crank sensor black ground wire, thank you for advise and support. Trouble codes: 340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
1959 Volkswagen bug 1.3L generator VIN: VW12101411
First off I apologize for taking so long to post this. Thanks to all the people who responded. There was no voltage regulator. Someone tryed to convert the systen fron 6 volts to 12 volts. After installing the regulator with the help of the schematics that wer...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L inst. cluster VIN: 3VWCS21C01
Thank You all so much for the suggestions, I was able to obtain a known-good instrument cluster and when installed restored the fuel guage function, when attempted to start - restored tach function. The cluster was confirmed as the fault (at $560. I was very h...
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