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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Multi-Function Switch VIN: WAUKE5444L
This Audi came in on the hook and would not move. Found gears in transfer case stripped. We replaced the entire unit with a used transmission/transfer case out of a known good vehicle.When vehicle was all put back together the shift indicator on the dash would...
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Rack VIN: WBACA5311N
I know Bmw that well but should have been simple Job. Where is a groning noise in the rack. Ive disconected the columb and tie rods. Is there anything I can do short of replacing it?
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Trans light on VIN: WBADM6348Y
This flood car has the trans light on with a code 19 that returns as soon as its cleared. I am afraid to drive it until I can check it out. Bentley lists the code as a shiflock solenoid problem, with code 19 covering the following; p1761 shiftlock solenoid p...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L auto trans. VIN: WBAET37452
hi all,car came in customer said car was in an accident and repaired.trans pan was replaced but trans has faults and is in limp home mode.we pulled faults found code 01.presure actuator 1,fault 16.solenoid valve 1 both faults will not clear.pulled trans pan to...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L p730 VIN: 1G4HP54K6Y
Code P730 sets frequently when driving normally from stop up to highway speeds using drive or OD. Prior to this condition it had codes P730, P1811,PO742. We replaced the pressure control solenoid and valve body. Now just have P730. Gear ratios seem near the lo...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B9M
weird one here, 4.9 cad dev with erratic idle quality intermitent,surges up and down runs rough,then smoothes out for 5 min or so then acts up again.cked fuel pressure and volume was winin specs, ck egr operation was ok,watching scanner when happening timing i...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1G6KD52Y7T
Vehicle was brought in with the dash display not working unless you turned on the headlight switch. Tried a replacement headlight switch assembly and that did not fix the problem, so before I go after the cluster itself, I thought I would see if anyone else ha...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs VIN: W06VR54R5Y
Hey folks. This Catera has the ABS light and the Traction Control light both on, as well as the SES light. I listed the codes. The Snap-On Modis we have will not talk to the trans controller or the EBTCM. Checked all the fuses and they are okay. Checked VSS at...
1966 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327CID headlamps VIN: 194676S119
rec'd from body shop with many lighting problems and of course repairing bad and missing ground connections brought most everything back to life. the only problem now is the indicator lamp on dashboard for headlamp malfunction. all other lights operate correct...
1989 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GCEG25H1K
this van came in pulling to the right under braking. front brakes wore out caliper leaking on the left. repair brakes with all new parts van drives good. two days,[...] later van comes back pulling to the left under braking. recheck work all looks good. rep...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14R8T
please help me on this one guys vehicle came in with po300 code multiple misfires, watching master tech it misfired at idle on #2,#3,and #8 and you can feel the vehicle misfiring. replaced tune up parts and fuel injector system. checked vacuum on engine checki... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L front wheel pull VIN: 1GBJK34R1V
Hey Techs , This Truck is eating me alive!!! Truck is part of a fleet but only has one driver. It has a brake pull to the left, cold is only slightly , the more it goes the more it pulls till it will almost make a left turn ,as soon as you release the brake ...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WL52M4X
Customer brought car in with what sounded like lifter noise. I removed the valve covers and all rocker arms were tight. I started engine and could not feel any rocker arms that were loose with the engine running. Have these engines had a histoy of rod bearing ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF5244Y
vehicle brought in for hesitation,stall & mil on.customer also mentioned dash cluster will completely illuminate at times when driving. found loose ground at battery tray and repaired.scanned computer, multiple codes found;p1780,p530,p122,p452.fuel pressure at... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps circuit low), P0452, P0530, P1275
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L prolonger cranking VIN: 1G1ND52J51
This car has a intermitant prolonged crank period,it seem to happen after sitting for no less then one hour.I have left a fuel pressure gage on it and fuel pressure is ok and spark is ok also,the car starts after about 30 sec. of cranking
1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C3HH46R6X
When this car is normal numbers are as follows Inj. Pw 2.5ms ST Adapt 0% LT Adapt -8% Map 1.4V RPM 640 Fuel Sys. Closed Loop When It Idles low & stalls at times are as follows Inj. Pw 8-9ms ST Adapt 0% LT Adapt -24% Map 3.6V RPM 350-400 Fuel Sys. OL Fault I d...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L coolant loss VIN: 2C3HC56G6X
need help from the chrysler techs, this my dads car and while driving the engine overheated, he pulled over and checked the coolant bottle and burned his hands badly, he added coolant and made is way home, i towed it in and found bottle 2 gallons low and refil...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JB3XE74C6M
I group ,i ha a weird stealth,the problem is on the first start up in the morning, you crank it and can hear the relay on the console start clicking and after that many clicking it will run just like floded and it clear up and all is well until next cool down ...
1993 Dodge W250 5.9L low power VIN: 1B7KM26C6P
Hi Guys, Long time customer and friend bought this truck nearly new. Truck ran ok when first purchased, but never has really had good take-off power. Take off worse now. Installed in the last two years 2 Mopar injection pumps (first was defective reman- would ...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L backfire thru intake VIN: 2B6HB21Y3R
customer stated when vehicle came in engine sputters on take off, what we experienced is a backfire thru throttle plate from standing stop cold. we have checked compression, 140-150 all cylinders,installed new spark plugs,dist cap and rotor,ign wires,scanned c...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L drive cycle VIN: 2B4GP44G3Y
This is an emmission repair ( OBD II ). Reqirements in Texas are : NO CODES,ALL EXCEPT 2 MONITORS READY. I have completed 5 drive cycle runs ( as defined by Snap-On trouble shooter ), This works on most cars. Note: a/c does not work, but panel light comes on ....
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF16Z4V
Hey Group.. have this Dodge 4wd with no scan communication and no start/ 5v ref is good and all ECM power and grounds are good.. Im getting no ASD Relay Ground but the Fuel Pump is running all the time due to relay being grounded by ECM with key on.. I have te...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Throttle Response VIN: 3B7KF23641
I am expiriencing the following problem: During normal cruise, and under acceleration from cruising speed, the vehicle is not responding to inputs to accelerate. The accelerator can be completely pushed to the floor, jockeyed back and forth, and the engine wi...
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FACP52U1L
Idle is good untell AC clutch comes on then idle increses and trys to push you through stop sign. I replaced the map and Idle bypass for stalling and rich condition. the car runs good but when AC comes on it just increses enuff to start creping forword. Its no...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W0R
thank you in advance for any help.we have a continuous memory code p1406.have checked and tested all of the common causes for this and still striking out.over the last couple of days we have cleaned the egr port below the throttle body,replace the back pressur... Trouble codes: P1406 (dpfe back pressure hose off or pluged)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L exhaust leak VIN: 1FTHX26G1S
This vehicle has the typical exh. leak at the manifold. At least one stud is broken off in the head also like usual. We have repaired these in the past by either replacing or resurfacing the manifold, drilling out the stud(s), replacing all the fasteners, etc....
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Flywheel? VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Came In For A Squeek(Customer Thought It Was The Belt), Removed Belt And Tested, Still Squeeked, Its Not A Constant Squeek, And It Does Not Have To Be Moving To Make It, And Revving The Engine Doesn't Make it More Noticable. After Running In The Bay On The Lif...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L pinging/spark knock VIN: 1FTEE1420V
customer says that there was no pinging before engine was replaced. we cleaned all egr passages when engine was replaced. fuel pressure is good. tried unplugging maf but no noticeable difference. tried it with egr valve unplugged also, still no difference. pul...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, WONT REV UP VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
Hello techs, this ranger came to my shop on the hook for a stall and would not re-start. After a initial look over I found the timing belt broke I replaced the belt, checking valve timing several times just to be sure. upon starting the engine it ran very roug...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20L4X
looking for a little help from some ford techs,this 99 f250 was towed in as a crank no start, went out to the truck to check it and found no start no spark but the fuel pump runs constant any time key is in the run position, pluged scantool in to truck no comm...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37F7X
Ford Diesel techs, this Ford diesel runs like a gas engine with a bad plug wire, misfire and rough, with poor power.Not being a trained diesel tech I try to gather as much info as possible before attempting repair. My first guess would be a faulty injector. Lo...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSS34F61
This truck quits most of the time when going over rough roads.When it quits the check engine,water in fuel and wait to start lights come on.Just like KOEO.Then the lights go out and the engine will still run if I let off the throttle and then step back down.If...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L92
This van won't start when I try it in the morning. I can hear a few cylinders firing, however the engine won't start. As the day progresses and I try many times to start, it does start. It will blow blue smoke for a minute and then clear up. It will idle ok, b...
1991 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L idle climbs in gear VIN: 1GKDM19B3M
engine idle speed increases when engaged in gear - no codes or mil [ forward or reverse ]we tested for vac.leaks - none , grounds, inspected connections,tested iac and replaced ecm , charging system ,idle still climbs to a point you can't press the brake hard ...
1993 GMC Yukon 5.7L back up lights VIN: 1GKEK18K7P
came in 2day, the back-up lights will not go out. checked sockets for short, checked harness under dash, replaced backup switch on the column,pulled the fuses then pulled my poor gray hair. and ideas?ps,bifocals are a bitch under a dash
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTDM19WXY
Hi everyone! I'm posting this for another shop who has been burned by this van long enough! I got a call today that they had replaced the bcm (after van had been struck by lightning) and needed to have it programmed. I have a Tech 2 and TIS 2000 so I thought n... Trouble codes: P0102
1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMED9369K
Greetings Techs. This one has a pattern of running good until it i s shut off Hot. sometimes it will start again but if it doesn't it has to sit 10-30 minutes. I saw the Ign. output from the ECM go away during failure. The Wave from the TDC & Crank sensor were...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L right front marker light VIN: 1HGCB7659M
Got a strange one that we could use some help with. The right front marker light comes on bright after car sits for over 3 min. sometimes. The light won't go out untill park lights or turn signal lights are used. Then the light will be out for some time before...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7651N
Thanks for your time, I have this real intermittent no start problem. Engine cranks fine. I have had this Honda for 2 days can't duplicate the problem, I notice when I short together the diagnostic connector over by the right side kick pannel, I think honda ca...
1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMBB225XR
this car takes about 5 min.to get started after it sits over night. once it starts it runs fine and starts good the rest of the day.it has good spark and injector pulse when it wont start. iam not able to check fuel pressure or scan sensor readings.when it doe...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L won't start VIN: JHMEK3650X
I have a 1998 RHD Honda Civis tha was Ivanized a couple of weeks ago when Ivan swept through Little Cayman and demolished Grand Cayman. The car by evidence had about 1 1/2 feet of salt water in the car due do the flood we had. Go to move the car , no start, th...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L driver's door lock VIN: JHLRD1866X
Hello all, I have a 1999 Honda CR-V that the driver's door lock won't move. We removed the door panel and the actuater or latch appears to be stuck, we did not remove it as our dealer will have to order anything we might need. The dealer informed us that we c...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G1Y
Hi Everyone, This car originally arrived with a broken front exhaust pipe(just behind the O2 sensor)& check engine light on. Replaced the exhaust pipe, checked & cleared code(P1128). Car was gone for 2 weeks, then had no-start(would just cranking-smell of fuel... Trouble codes: P1128 (Mfr control air fuel)
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L p0325 VIN: JNKCA21D5T
This vehicle will not pass emissions because of the DTC.No check engine light on, which is normal for this code.I checked archives and it list a problem with the harness to the engine. Remove tape and checked all wires they look good and there is no sign of pi... Trouble codes: P0325
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L ign coils VIN: 4S2CK58WOX
hi to all.got this rodio from car lot runs on three cyl only i have injctor pules to all injectors and coil signal to three coils 1 3 5 no signal at all checked wiring to coils and to pcm no problem found no short to ground or to voltage so i thought pcm is ba...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L line pressure VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
customer's complaint is harsh upshifts on acceleration and harsh downshifting during coast or stop. intermitent. happens more often when cold. occured consistently during 30 mile trip(mostly freeway). checked line pressure which is within limits. observed puls...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L click noise VIN: SAJKY1746M
Hi guys I have this Jag here thatís making a clicking sound somewhere from instrument cluster area, this click would take every 30 sec to 1 minute time range to click and it keeps on doing while ignition is on or while car is running. I was looking for any lig...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L cranking VIN: SAJHX1740S
Hello Jag specialists We have a Jag that will not crank, I can jumper stater inhibit relay from bcm will start and run. The ign sw is grounding proper wire at bcm, I can take the bcm out and jumper ign circuit to relay and car will start and run from ign sw. ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L brake and parking lights VIN: 1J4FN28S4L
Hello all, I sure need help on this one. This Jeep's parking lights,front and rear,come on when applying the brake pedal. Also the brake lights come on when turning on the parking lights. All associated lights such as dash illumination, come on also. I had the...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12361
greeting to all. we have this rio in that runs rough, has no power and misses. I am not concered at this time with the symptoms, I cannot communicate with the ecu. I have tried both the new Launch and the snappy 2500. no communication on either one. the mil li...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDX2284S
i am trying to access the computer for codes. i am unable to find a means of entering the system to read the codes. i am also unable to find the aldl. any and all help would be appreciate.
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L no heat driver side VIN: SALPV1544Y
the owner of this vehicle called to see if i was willing to "try and fix it". the driver side climate control will not switch to warm air i took a quick look at it today and was not able to find alot of info in my mitchell on demand the display is showing a sy...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L bad fuel pump/ sende VIN: IN6HD12S2S
Hello fellow iatners, I cannot find a fuel pump/ sending unit for this truck. Nissan has one... in Japan! 1 month (or more) and much$$ away. Any help in locating one would be very much appreciated. The kicker here seems to be that this is a heavy-duty pick u...
1996 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN118VD
hi guy's, This car came into the shop with the mil light on and when we ran the scanner code P0135 ( o2 sensor heater circuit malfunction, bank 1 sensor 1) showed up. We decidied to change both the upstream and downstream sensors and then cleared the code fr... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction bank1 sensor 1)
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11Y2V
hi guys i've already read about the 4 plugs to clean out for the egr paasage my question is will this also fix the po100 maf code i've aleady did all flow charts ican't get a deffenate answer also is there an easy way to get these plugs out without pulling thr... Trouble codes: P0100
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 3NIAB41D6X
What temp. are the cooling fans supposed to turn on and off? I have been unable to determine this with alldata of mitchell. Is this tempetures listed below normal operation? It seems that they turn on at too cool of a temp. Customer complains that cooling fans...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
Hi, this car has been at the dealer 2 times for this code so far they dont know what is wrong. car came to us with po350 but runs okay. we checked power and ground to all 4 coils, all ok. we do not have a scope right now and do not have a current probe for the... Trouble codes: P0350
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 2G3AM51R2J
Brought in with complaint of multiple stalls after starting/ followed by backfire-then high rough idle. Quick peek under hood revealed vac. hose to booster off. (I assume this happened when backfire occured-hasn't happened again) Customer stated that they have... Trouble codes: 45 (lean o2)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L scan data VIN: 1G3WH52H5X
We have an odd one here. this car came in for a slipping tranny, we replaced with a reman. the customer came back the next day complaining of it "hunting for overdrive". I drove to verify, and did. with the scanner on the car, the data will stop, and a no comm... Trouble codes: P1602 (serial data failed between pcm and etc module)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3WS52H5X
I,ve got this 99 intrigue that has a cold start problem.When started cold it runs very poorly, will not accept any gas and smokes badly. The only code present is #410 secondary air injection system malfunction. Is there something I should be leaning towards wi...

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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L gauge VIN: JH4KA676MC
We received lots of comments about head gasket and head bolt problems. We only had 9 PPM HC in the cooling system. Both cooling fans were working properly. We found an aftermarket thermostat was installed. This thermostat had a bleed hole drilled by the pers...
1986 BMW 524td 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADB240XG
Thanks for the help with this one. It was the injection pump. The pump shop used the wrong test nozzles when setting the pump and it caused the pump to run to high. sent pump back to shop and now it runs great with no leaks.
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L electronic level contro VIN: WBADR633XX
Got this one fixed yesterday, put a new ignition switch in, which fixed the code on terminal R. The old control unit gave me always 10 fault codes, like power supply terminal 30, both rear height sensors, solenoids etc. Run all the test modules and all checked...
2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L oil pump VIN: WBSCK9343Y
Thanks to all for the quick support. I really appreciate your help. Just about everyone agrees it's time for a new motor. The nut that retains the sprocket on the oil pump doesn't tolerate any rapid deceleration or turning backwards. Most replied to prep the n...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAAM3337Y
thx again for all the replies, special thx to james from colorado. The problem is solved by replacing the signal switch. (low to high beam switch). thx for all your help!!
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
Recieved 3 replys one stating the abs computor may be the culprit. After driving the vehicle could not get the proble to return. Called vetronix rep and he suggested relearnling the key in the pass key. Didi relearn and problem has not returned. So far so good... Trouble codes: C1298 (PCM loss of communications), U1016 (class 2 Loss Of communication), U1255 (class 2 Loss Of communication), P1602 (PCM loss of communications), P1626 (Security malfunction).
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CD53B7M
hey y'all.well, most said to check the pellet and the 2 white wires. well i did and the ohms were the same.so after i saw the 5 volt fuel enable at computer i decided to go with a used ecm. well, the car starts and runs woooohoooo!!!enough to make a person go ...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KY5292V
this one went out the door without a fix. thanks ray from ontario for your your testing information i disconnected the wheel speed sensors at the ebtcm and ohmed each sensor individually while pulling on the wires in different places, no problem found there, i...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L tcm VIN: W06VR52R5W
Hello Fellow Technicians, This car has not had a recurrence of the trans going into default third gear since it first arrived. I drove the car over the weekend and no problems arose. As for the O2 sensor code, the sensor was removed and found to be covered w...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L front and rear diff VIN: 1GYEK63N02
big thanks to colby07. the test you sent was the ticket. after performing the viscous coupling test, the transfer case was replaced resulting in a fix. big thanks to everyone who helped.
1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS 5.0L temp sender VIN: 1G1BN53E7P
Hi guys thanks for all your help.I ended up removeing the rad.and sending it for flow test and came back good.so we bypassed heater befor replaceing it.with the heater bypass temp stayed still.just under 1/2.we drove it around for 2 days to make sure the gauge...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCGK29F0S
Sorry no news about this one. It is a construction truck (the boss) and has had no time to return with it. Thanks to the three replies. I will repost at a later date. He did add that it is starting to jerk going down the road. I guess we'll see what developes....
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCCS19Z5S
Hey All: I want to thank everyone for their input for my problem. I installed another dash cluster and the gauge is working as it should now. Some suggested that it might be loose tank baffles but all you really had to do was rock the truck a little ...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L speed sensor signal VIN: 1GCFC29R2V
only got 3 replies- 2 were for older non-vcm systems with speed buffer behind glovebox- other said to test sensor on trans & test it's wiring which we already did- will update if we get any further on this diagnosis- thanks!!!
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNEL19W0X
Hi there and thanks for the good responce, I have not had vehicle return as of yet(but the client will be back in and I will be able to add fix), we had checked the rear sensors on the van, I had a good responce on checking the integrity with weight of vehicle...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L rear head VIN: 2B4FP2533V
ok...this is pretty stupid, but here goes: replacing the rear valve cover had diminished the rate of the oil leak a bit, so the customer decided that rather than spend the $$ necessary to pull the timing covers and inspect the front of the motor, she'd just 'k...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7MC33691
I still have not seen this truck again, not uncommon for this guy, I won't see it until something is broke. I got a couple good ideas i would like to further investigate. One suggested that the frame rail may be cracked, and or possible a bad binding U joint d...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1B3EJ46X41
Sorry for the delay on posting a fix for this one. We have been very busy around here and I'm just now back on this stratus. Thanks to the whole lot of you guys that responded. Most everyone said wheel bearings on the front if they had been changed with afterm...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L plastic intake
Thank you for all that replied to my message. One thing i would like to say is that all of the dealer techs and dealerships personell that read emails from I-atn should be ashamed of this behavior. I have worked in a dealership and have seen fisrt hand the tec...
1993 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Fuse link VIN: 2E3ED56T5P
Thanks for all the relpies. I was able to fing some 12 ga. fuse link. The problem was to determine the right lenght. I used a voltage drop test and felt of the heat of the wire and kept shorting the wire till I felt this aceptable. The other 2 wires off the ba...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25H4M
Thank you all for your reply's... I replaced the IAC valve and the engine idle, went to normal range and noise is GONE... Micheal from california, had it right, The bellows inside the valve were broken in 3 different places... I was able to rerun the KOER test... Trouble codes: 335 (326 -), 326 (327 -), 327 (332 -), 332 (412 -), 412.
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMDU34XXP
Thanks to every one that replied, 8 replies in 48 hours all saying the front timing cover can be replaced without droping the oil pan. THANK YOU for the prompt response. Just had to be carefull with the pan gasket not to damage it.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1T
Thank you to all that offered help. The Anti-theft system was at fault. The thing that gives it away is that the THEFT light on dash will flash very quickly when the car is running for a second. The fix was as simple as using the coded keys that came with the ...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B9T
Thanks for all the help, I replaced the distributor with a rebuilt 725. cdn and replaced the crank sensor for a safety factor. Car left yesterday, Customer happy but broke now
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Thanx to all who replied.A couple guys hit it dead on, the vac solonoid on top of the trans was faulty, replaced and vehicle is much better.Thanx again guys. chris
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTJS34L4V
Hello, Thanks for all the input on this application. I decided not to swap engines. Thanks Mike
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start, hard start when cold VIN: 1FDXE4OS2W
Thanks for the help. The problem was with the pcm. Replaced and all is well. Thanks Rick
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13P0W
Many thanks to all 18 who replied to this post. Replacing the DPFE sensor did the trick. The signal voltage was 1.2v, above the spec of 'less than a volt' at KOEF. All lines and passages were ok, so this was a simple fix. One reply stated that Ford has a campa... Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Thanks for the responses. This being one of my used units for sale customer work was priorty. I tried alot of approaches to this cold misfire problem and was nearly convinced it was a possibility of coolant leaking from a crack in the cyl. head so I pulled the... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 Ford F450 6.8L speedometer
First I would like to say thanks for the info from all who responded. It looks like the ABS module is the culprit I am looking into finding a used unit for this vehicle. Thanks to everyone and have a great day.
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Misfire VIN: 2CNBE1360T
We would like to thank everyone that replied to our post for help. It was suggested that perhaps the timing was off due to a sheared crank keyway or the distributor shaft being bent. the timing belt was checked for proper fit and the timing itself was right on... Trouble codes: P0340, P0300.
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L brake pedal VIN: JHMCB7681M
The problem turned out to be the lower guide pins seized on both front calipers. We have seen a lot of seized guide pins on 86-89 Accords but never on the 90-94 model. On the 86-89 models the pedal always felt spongy. On this car the pedal was low but quite fi...
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNAFA1253V
Customer declined further repairs after giving the invoice on the repairs performed. Recommended pcm replacement. Customer left the shop with vehicle running. Going to take and trade in. Thanks for the information that was sent.
1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L front brakes VIN: SALJY1246T
Group thanks for all the great replies.We tested and checked everything we could think of.We adjusted all the abs sensors per recommendations and bled all 4 wheel to check for air:we found no pressure coming out of the front bleed screws and went back to the m...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SALJY124XW
Hi there, IATN has come through again. Several people suggested looking at the vehicle speed sensor signal because they are known to read twice as high as the actual vehicle speed intermittently and cause the computer to cut half the injectors to slow you do...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W2N
Everyone that suggested cleaning the egr passages at the intake level was right on track I can't believe that I had forgot about egr passage way that get clogged up.Just for everyone info the passages was only clogged about 30% it must have been just enough. T... Trouble codes: 332 (egrdpfepfevacumn leaksevr).
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1HD461XP
Thanks for all the replys.It turned out being a slightly out of shape pin on the ecm connector.Its kinda funny considering I've had this thing disconnected about five different times.One more close look and alittle bending and tweeking and all is well.Thanks a... Trouble codes: 02 (No ne2 signal).
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: CA33A7CB02
Wow! what a response!!! Makes me feel like I am the only one who dosn't work on Mercedez. I really want to thank all the people who responded, you were all right on the money. I did try the adjustment with a small hammer and a punch. I tapped the plug ever so ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L ignition timing VIN: WDBCA39E6M
another car same year/model came in today, timing dead on 12 w/vacuum hooked up. i a going to assume this is correct like i thought. thanks to the 3 who replied quickly with all the same info.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window lifting VIN: WDBJF65H4X
thanks to throse who replied. I took the car to the dealer, had them recoded the window system, the windows are working fine now.
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