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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A69
Hi this is maybe something really simple for someone out there. I refitted the cylinder heads with new valves. This car ran when it came in and ran after i put it back together. I let the car sit for three days and then went to start it and the battery was low...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAGD432XK
This is a vague request, but this 740i will idle along perfectly and then drop to 400 rpm and start to squeal. The sound comes from underneath in the bell housing, occasionally the oil light will come on. I have not done any diagnostic work other than listenin...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshaft
Help! i recently encountert a situation with a client and her 97 bmw 528 i and i was hopeing you could provide some inside as to a resolution or reason why this problem may have occurred.My client brought her car in for repair.The car had a rough idle.After ho...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3359Y
cranking no start sonetimes starts at times a lot of cranking without starting just tuned up
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABM3342Y
The air bag light is illuminated with a hard code 10 stored I cannot find a definition for this code other than thinking that the older units code 10 refered to right crash sensor is this correct?
1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L no problem VIN: 1G4BR82P9R
What is the most mileage anyone has seen on a fuel pump? I've seen cabs and limos at auction with 800+ km, but I don't know if the pump has been changed. My customer bought this car brand new and has put almost 500 000 km on it without doing any major repairs....
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP5219R
The car came in saying that it would start and die, several times. then would stay running.I check for spark and fuel pressure, The car started right up the next morning fine. I scanned the computor system with Tech 2, found 2 history codes, 1629 and 1626. Rep... Trouble codes: 1629 (Pass Key enable cir.), 1626 (Pass Key 2 signal)
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L oil warning lamp VIN: 1G4CW52L5W
hello, I have this Park Ave. that the customer is complaining of the oil warning light going on and the chime sounding for low oil psi. If you start the vehicle the oil psi on instrument warning center indicates 129 psi which is normal. If you accelerate in pa...
1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1G4CU5210W
customer took vehicle to another shop because digital oil pressure gauge was fluctuating,warning chime was sounding and warning light for oil flashing. this shop performed a manual oil pressure test and readings were to be good. this shop was not equipped to d...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD5334L
engine ignition timing goes retard about 40 degrees from base timming. have to advance distributor just to idle engine.mechanical time correct.cam and dist gear ok.have to disconnect iac to keep from surge condition.
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Headlights VIN: 1G6DW5276P
Headlights and Parking Lights come on at anytime and stay on for a few seconds. This happens even with ignition off. By the time we start to run any checks, lights will go back off.
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Courtesy lights and RKE VIN: 1G1YY23P4P
Hi to all, as mentioned before in my posts, we dont get many of these around here! I have no data on this one, not sure where to start, as usual component location is part of the problem - dont want to have to strip unnecessary items!. Have checked basics like...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Speedometer VIN: 1GBKC34F6R
Greetings GM Technicians: This is 3500HD dump truck. Speedometer & Odometer work intermitently. "Note" when speedo & od do not register, brake warning lamp on dash is on but dim. We replaced vehicle speed sensor, no help. Thanks in advance Gene
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL52P5R
Repeated distributor failure Trouble codes: 16 (crank res low)
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNDT13WXR
Need to know if there is any short cuts for R&R heater core on this blazer. Found one article in archives for '95-'00 for a short cut. Most older bodies I have done are easy and don't require dash removal. However according to alldata, starting in '92 dash nee...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Master/Slave Cylinder VIN: 1GCEK14K5S
Owned truck for 2 years. For about 6 months now, I have to "pump" the clutch pedal SEVERAL times a day just to get it to shift easy, otherwise it is a real chore to shift to 2nd at a stop. No leakage, and no fluid loss from Master Cylinder. Have flushed old br...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GBJC34J5V
fellow techs, i'm in a bind.(as usual)thanks in advance for any responses i recieve. this truck came in with an"always full"then"always empty" fuel gauge reading it has dual tanks.i could turn the key to the run position and it would show full,i turn it off,th...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L shift VIN: 3GNEK18R8W
The transmission on this vehicle will intermittently default to second gear. I've had other GM trucks do this with ign. switch problems i.e. low voltage to term. 20 in fuse panel. However, when this problem occurs the voltage is normal. It also doesn't exhibit...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L compression VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
The truck that I am working on came in with a blown head gasket. After performing the head gasket and getting the engine put back together I had no compression when cranking. The only procedure that I can find is to adjust the valve's is to tighten them to 18f...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Courtesy Lights VIN: 1GNFC16R4X
This is on my personal vehicle. After the Doors are closed and locked the courtesy lights stay on for 40 seconds(normal operation) then go off. After 40 seconds the lights all come back on. This continues as long as the key is not in the ignition. I removed th...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3GNEC18R3X
Hello!! Everybody. This is not a help request, just for somebody in the future. However. you can still leave the comments if you have any opinions. I had this Tahoe came in for leaking coolant from intake manifold gaskets. After the repair has done, it did ... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L ABS operation VIN: 2C3HD56T1S
Hello techs, this vehicle came in with a random misfire complaint. This car by the way has an OBD I system, there were no codes. We replaced the #3 plug wire and the coil pack because of the condition of the coil tower. This took care of the miss. we also repl...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H9T
this vehical fuel pressure is perfect spark is good at the right time my problem is flooding all pids look good except injector pluse width it is 55.35 if i disconnect coolent temp sensor the fixed temp is 115 and pluse width drops to 14.11 then when cranking ...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L all other computors VIN: 1C4GJ44G5Y
all communication on the bus between all of the controllers are down when the abs controller is connected.the codes in the pcm are 1695 no body ccd message,1698 no tcm ccd message.in the trans controller code for no communication with the pcm.the body controll...
1988 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 1B4FK4037J
Hello members,This van is shaking around 35mph only.It has four new tires and balanced.The suspensions are good and tight.Ball joints,tie rod ends,inner rods,rack and pionion are good. Both axles had been replaced 50K miles ago with remanufactured axles.My que...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cultch Disc
Hi Guys, I'm looking for a few ideas. I replaced the clutch set and flywheel and this truck about a month ago. The problem was a chatter when starting from a stop. When I changed the clutch the chatter was gone. Just a couple of days later it was slowly com...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Front end VIN: 2B4GP44352
This van has a front end clunk, over bumps. I've checked the lower ball joints, stabilizer bar links, and strut mounts.Nothing jumps out as loose, and I can't duplicate it in the shop. Any ideas?, as I'm not a parts replacer. Thanks Daryl
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L power steering VIN: 3D7KU28633
Good evening fellow technicians.Iam in need of some help with this Dodge Ram 2500 4x4.I have a problem with the power steering in this truck.On bare pavement when stopped or barely moving I lose power assist to the left after 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn .Will turn gr...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L koer code 33 VIN: 1FTCR15T5G
vehicle had misfire low power complaint-not real bad for a 2.9 4wd with auto and large tires i might even consider it normal-scoped engine found # 2 wire bad-replaced wire and plug -fixed misfire-i test drove and felt like it was less than normal on power-chec... Trouble codes: 33 (insufficient egr)
1990 Ford Escort 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAPP13J3P
this car is fixed, this is for database. what it would do is extended cranking when cold. customer said you had to pump the gas pedal (odd,,this is fuel injected!) it had extended cranking and would start and idle ok. if you gave it gas it would fall on its fa...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 2FALP71W5P
Only happens after total cool down. Car will start;run 1 second; restarts then runs poorly, hesitates, and sometimes backfires in intake. After about 2 minutes it runs fine.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L passive restraints VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Has passive restraint light on. Sets code b1994/36 - left-side impact restraint problem. Vehicle is not equiped with side impact restraints. Tested wiring and connections from shunt connector to module. All test ok. Ordered new shunt. Ohm tested old at 6.6 and...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1PAFP56S0Y
I have a very similar problem to the one discribed by Steve Miner. The car came in with a P0306 Mil light on. The engine only misfires at idle. It will idle fine until 33-34 seconds after start up. I believe that this is caused by the increased idle of the idl... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 Cylinder)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F6Y
This F350 has a miss all the time, but worse when hot & on accell. Testing from Alldata showed resistance on harness circuit, valve cover circuit & injectors were all fine, glo plugs fine, fuel & fuel filter were clean & no signs of water. Alldata test conclud... Trouble codes: P0263, P0269, P0275, P0281
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3GKGK26J5T
this vehicle has me confussed so i will try and give you everything i have. replaced intake gasket and vehicle started running bad. fuel trim readings showed bank 2 running lean. + 50 long term reading and a + 10 short term on bank 2 only bank one readings wer...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Valve stem seals VIN: 1HGED3543L
This engine is still consuming too much oil (about 1 qt. every 1000 miles) and there is black soot getting all over everything. I am afraid the cat converter is going to get clogged. The engine runs GREAT, has plenty of power, is very reliable and gets GREAT g...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L noise VIN: JHLRD1863X
customer brought car in with a suspect exhaust sheild rattle. checked exhaust and found no rattles but heard a grinding noise in the engine compartment. listened to engine with a stethascope and heard a grinding bearing noise in the distributor. replaced dist....
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
Hello Techs, need some help on this one, this 2000 Odyssey came in with code 1456, fuel evap leak tank side, performed all the pressure and vacuum tests while watching pressure sensor, all seem ok, performed click test on all solonoids, gas cap failed, I repla... Trouble codes: 1456 (fuel evap leak fuel tank side)
1990 Isuzu Pickup LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL11E4L
HELP! This truck won't cause the problem for me in the shop, or on test drive. But the customer can, I've seen it. She will go out to run erands and at the second stop it cranks no start. When it happens I have spark. Tried a coil anyway. It was on the shelf. ...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L high idle VIN: SAJAV1341G
car came in with an uneven Idle I replaced ngk plugs with proper champions, and retarded idle to where spec says so, and checked vacumm advance mechanism and it is functioning properly. I am unable to get idle below 1100 rpm I went to mitchell and alldata and ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Rear Park Lights VIN: 1J4G248S2Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I have this 2000 Grand cherokee in with no rear park lights with the headlight switch turned on and no brake lights when you turn on the headlamps. I have looked at the diagram and see that the license pla...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Lock-up
I have this Mazda here that is stalling once I pop it in gear when warm up. When is cold, the engine does not stall. I could re-start with no problem.The way it stall the engine is like driving a manual trans without depressing the clutch at a light. It would ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L compressor VIN: 1400322A24
this car system was evacuated , vacumn and ,tested but we cannot recharge the system . also there was only about 60 grammes removed from the system,on checking further the compressor does not appear to be working , any help please as aircon is new to me tia
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L door, trunk locks VIN: WDBGB34E6S
The customer originally brought the car in complaining that the door close assist was not functioning, when i checked it was and still is. What is not working is the door lock button on the dash along with the trunk release on the dash. The CLS will not lock a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI 2.2L Starting VIN: WDB2030061
Hi everybody, i have this C220 CDI 2001 Model which is not starting and showing EPC (electrical power Control) on the instrument cluster, it is a common rail diesel injection, i scan the ECM and got current fault P1190: Pressure Control Valve short circuit or ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Dash VIN: WDBMG70J01
Having a problem finding information to help diagnose the dash problem on this car. It came in with a blown fuse that affects the dash lighting (daytime), dash guage operation and also affects the diagnostic connector. Replacing the fuse gets the guages to ope...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater VIN: 2MELM75W9S
Hey guys and gals, I have a Merc here that is a little odd. It started in spring. The customer brought in the car with a complaint of not enough heat inside the car. the heat would come and go with the car sitting in the shop. I found the air door actuator to ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater -- a/c controls VIN: 2MELM75W3S
Customer complaint: "when it rains or when I wash the car, the ambient temperature display on the temp. control starts dropping steadily to -40 deg. and the A/C cuts out." First thing I checked was the ambient temp sensor out in front of the rad. It was within...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L alternator VIN: 4A3AJ56G1V
thanks in advance for any help. we checked the charging system when vehicle first came in and it was 11.56 volts. replaced alt. had 14.25 volts and shipped car. car came back battery dead. checked charging voltage it was 12.35 volts. check voltage drop from ba...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Stall VIN: 4A3AX35GXX
car came in from another shop,after cust. info about replacing pump and pressure regulator,i hook up a fuel pressure gauge,pressure was ok for a minute o so.then it droped to 5 psi,then i check fuel pump voltage (+)was 13.5,(-)was 3.5 voltsfollow diagram to fu...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8AR07Y0Y
Hey All, We are a Toyota & Lexus shop but dabble in Nissans @ times. I have a tech who worked for Nissan a while back, but is stumped on this one. A Lexus customer wanted us to work on their Pathfinder and said it is hard to start most of the time and is gett...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L pwr locks, seats, and anteena circuit breaker
good afternoon, i'm keif and i have this 92 oldsmobile cutlass supreme coupe 3.4 liter that will not allow me to operate the vehicle's power locks or pwr seat... first off, i'll you guys know that i am not real experience in electrical diagnosis and to explain...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L service AWD light one encoder motor VIN: 1GHDT13W27
Vehicle came in 2 weeks ago with service AWD light on and had code CO310 open transfercase encoder motor. Ran the flow chart from All Data and end result was to replce transfer cae control module. Light was off after replacing module so I shipped the vehicle. ...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44R6V
this vehicle has no readings from crank or cam sensor & does not have any spark . has power to coil just for a split second when turning engine over . vehicle has 3 codes , po123 tps voltage to high 4.98 , po118 ect sensor voltage to high , p1598 a/c pressure ...
1989 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2AF51R7K
when engine temp is below 60 degrees, when accelerating to about 1/4 throttle the engine will either stall with a pop through throttle body or cut out revving from 1000 to 2500. as soon as the temp of the engine reaches 60-62 degrees f. it will run perfect. th... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB5241T
Good day Tech's ! I have this 1996 Pont Sunfire thats burning me up. It's got a 2.2L with 95,000 miles. Complaint was CEL on and boggs at accelleration. The codes were PO171 System too lean and code P1171 Fuel system lean during accel. Fuel presure was at 43lb... Trouble codes: P0171, P1171 (Fuel system lean during accel)
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L ride control VIN: 1G2HZ5215V
Hello, and thanks in advance! The customer brought his Bonneville in for a "soft ride". He's unable to switch from Luxury to Performance. I pulled codes for codes 26 and 33 for right rear strut resistance and switch problem. I am able to bypass components to a...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Steering VIN: 1G2JB12T2V
Hello fellow techs, I have this 97 sunfire with a strange problem. When the engine is running, you can't steer the car the left. It steers fine to the right. Turn the engine off, and you can steer both ways without a problem. On the lift, the wheels can be tur...
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, -20 FUEL TRIM VIN: 1G2HX52K5X
hello fellow techs, this bonneville belongs to me. it is in good shape and i purchased it 2 months ago. it runs well but at times has some tip in hesitation and intermittent hesitation after sitting stopped at a light. this hesitation is very intermittent and...
2000 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 2G2FS22K8Y
I have an intermittent(only happened once)problem on this firebird. Yesterday on the way to work the owner said she was driving on the freeway when the car started to slow down all by itself. When she pulled over she realized that the car was running alright a... Trouble codes: P1125, P1276, P1281, P1286

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1985 BMW 635CSi 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAEC7404F
I appreciate all the input I received. Evidently I had injector pulse from the computer but the voltage side was diminishing due to a defective main relay. I ended up replacing the main and fuel pump relays. Again, thanks for the input.
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD4320P
Shortly after posting this help request I let the car run for hours with fuel pressure gauge hooked up. After a couple hours I heard it running rough. I looked at the gauge and it was reading 20psi. Replaced the fuel pump and both filters and the car has been ... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 Cyl 5-8), 13 (O2 Cyl 1-4), 201 (Emmissions Control at limit).
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Head gasket VIN: WBAHD6324S
Sorry for the delay in closing due to unavoidable circumstances. I received many excellent responses which kept me alert with machine shop. It turned out the head was not warped. It had slight corrosion near #6 which allowed some compression to escape. We clea...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L coolant VIN: WBADM6348Y
Thank you to all that replied, esp. Mel [...], who I talked to on the phone about this car. We removed the cylinder head from this car and found visible cracks in the head, so the final diagnosis was rather easy. The cylinder head from BMW is quite expensive ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAAM3347Y
This was a simple fix, once we understood what was going on. It seems the previous repair shop did not align the car and center the steering wheel, they had replaced a lower control arm. We simply had our alignment shop center the wheel and adjust the tie ro...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABN334X1
Well most of you hit the nail on the head! The PCV valve under the intake was the cause. As expected, it took a little more than half the day! Also I want to caution everyone that the plastic tubes under the intake are very brittle! I did break one, but the lo...
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G4GJ1179H
Sorry for taking so long to close this. As stated in the request this is the boss' car. We work on his projects when things are slow, but were picking up now, so he's put it off for a while. As were comming in to winter in Michigan he wont be driving it for a ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Gas Guage VIN: 1G4CW52KOV
Hi Techs,all the replies I received pointed to the sending unit,I suspected that this was the problem but I wanted to make sure. After checking voltage and ground I replaced the sending unit. It amazes me that I haven't seen this particular problem before and ...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B0M
i am embarrassed to post this fix - overlooked the obvious . read in archive where wires for cam sensor were in wrong location checking the pigtail all seemed correct - the harness was plugged in backwards - oooooooooopppppppppppppssssssssss Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor).
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Blower motor VIN: 1G6KD54Y8V
Thank you for you help on this one. As it turns out my snap on shop key system information was wrong. The voltage reading from the ACM to the blower motor are wrong. we had the correct readings the whole time. Customer took the blower motor back to cadillac an...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KFS496X
I did not get to smoke the system but I believe my vent solenoid was stuck open. I cleaned and assembled system. Customer has driven 250 miles mostly hi-way and has not had the light to come on. Trouble codes: P0440.
1991 Chevrolet G30 Beauville 5.7L steering gear VIN: 2GAGG39K7M
Removed steering gear and cleaned frame off very well and found some hairline cracks around the frame spacers. Welded them up and replaced bolts with grade 8 bolts. Sent it down the road hopefully it won't return. Thanks to all who replied.
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1440S
Thanks to all that replied. I want to thank Mike [...] for his insight on the real problem. I checked the exhaust for restriction as suggested and of course is was slightly restricted. But as I stated in my post that there was noise in the front timing chain...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX35G2W
Thanks to all who replied, everything from o2 grounds, to lower intake, to sticky valve guides. Owner decided to take back to the dealership and try to get warranty as motor was replaced not that long ago under warranty (hard to believe on a truck with only 40... Trouble codes: P0133 (HO2S1 Circuit slow response B1S1), P0135 (HO2S1 Heater Fault B1S1), P0137, P0141 (HO2S2 Heater Fault B1S1), P0155 (HO2S1 Heater Fault B2S1), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit).
1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L very long crank time VIN: 1GCEC14WOT
Thanks everyone I replaced pump and fixed problem I still think the regulator is leaking but customer is selling truck THANKS AGAIN STEVE
1987 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L engine VIN: 2B4FK4135H
Hi again THANKS for the replies(12) in all. Replies ranged from major tune up to pcv valve. All good responses but special thanks to Denny who hit the nail on the head. (bad map sensor) it also had a bad tps, and ect sensors. Just to much for a simpleton lik...
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L Stall VIN: 1C3ES46C31
Hi all, Thanks to everyone for all the help and ideas. I just gave the customer the car back last Friday after driving it for about 300 km. After all the testing I did, checking wires,cleaning connectors,etc, I came down to either the PCM or the coil pack. S...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
After posting the help request here, I went back to the van and connected the scanner, communicated ok, nothing obvious, although did have 2 dtc's; 542 & 543, pertaining to the power & ground circuits fo the fuel pump (no surprise there). This got me to thinki...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hellow to Everyone, Well my on the job training on Power stroke diesels proved very informitive. I had 17 replies and almost everyone was right on the money. First of all let me thank everyone who took their time to help,THANK YOU! Chris [...]... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor).
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L no start VIN: 1FTDA14U5V
Still no fix, have checked and rechecked basics, checked individual systems and such, going back to square one. Appreciate all the help.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W1W
Thanks to all who replied. Many of the replies we received we had already covered (retraced steps anyways). All of the new info replies we checked into. None of the replies were able to help us repair this vehicle. As a result we spoke with the customer and re... Trouble codes: P0302.
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP66LOW
hey guys thanks for all your help it ended up being the pickup wheel for the crank sensor had broken loose from the key way i replaced it and it runs perfect thanks steve
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L front axle shaft removal VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
Everyone pretty much had the same answer to my help request. Beat it out the back side. Paul from mich used pry bars to bull it out the back, Jim [...] said to beat it out through the back side. All cautioned about the need for some ...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L92
Thanks for all responses. The problem turned out to be a slipped timing chain on bank one. I verified this problem by doing a compression test and comparing the results from bank one to bank two. The compression reading on bank one where very low, from 75 psi ...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ1267P
GREAT NEWS! I would like to thank everybody that told me OVER and OVER to replace the ignition coil. This morning I got one from the parts house here and put it in and the honda fired right up. I was weary of replacing it because I could make it spark by jumpi...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD563XT
Thanks guys for the quick and reliable information. Once i ordered the recommended part, Vehicle Speed Sensor, I let the customer take delivery awaiting the parts arrival. In the two days that passed the check engine light returned and an erratic shift conditi... Trouble codes: 715 (Speed sensor).
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0S
i want to thank all who responded..i was able to fix the drivability part of the problem.drove the car eveywhere no problem. I drove it at least 50 miles. so running good we gave it back to the customer.next day check engine light was on again.. Trouble codes: P0327.
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L batt lite , brake warning lite. VIN: JN1CZ24A6L
wow this one was truly a head scratcher!! it turn ed out to be a shorted valve timing control solenoid. i suspect the person who put the engine in may have damaged it dueing the installation of the used motor. anyway thanks for all the replies.
1996 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1PHGP45R1T
About 10% of replies says to replace pcm and coil 70% to change creank sensor and 20% to check for loose or poor connection. Customer is trying to look for a after market or cheaper sensor.
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L anti-theft enabled VIN: 1G2NF52E7M
The overwelming responses suggsted an intermittant magnet in the lock assy. The customer declined to have it installed, but said he would bring it back and have the work done if the problem re-occured. I printed the reset procedure and he was very content in t...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L turn signals, hazards VIN: 1G2NF52E21
replaced multi-function switch, works fine. Thanks to everyone that replied.
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Rev or 2nd VIN: 1G8ZH5281V
Sorry I did not close this sooner, got a reman and put it in. The day after I got it in had to go back to Wi for funeral for got to close when got back. Well from the replies that I recieved I truly belive it needed a new valve Body do to cost of valve body an...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, fails nox VIN: 1G8ZH5283Y
carbon build up was problem. I had a can left of the old (good) GM top engine cleaner left and used this, heavy in cylinder 4. An hour later fired up, drove, rechecked and now have 0 nox. Christopher [...] asked about fuel trim in his reply. It was very sli... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfires).
1998 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BK4958W
The information I found in the archives was correct about the nylon gear in the transmission being worn out. I didn't believe it as those 2 cars were 97's and this one is a 98, Mitchell only showed one speed sensor in the wiring diagram, and the worst piece of... Trouble codes: P0403, P1443, P1507.
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L upshifts VIN: JT5ST07K52
OK, another one fixed. Turns out it was the Park-Neutral switch. From the wiring diagram no signal should be sent to ECM with shift selector in Drive. In all other gears it sends signal to ECM. Internal short to power in Drive caused ECM to think the car was i...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K3W
Thanks to all. The problem was the VSV valve it was located right where Alexu said. Light is off for more than a week. Customer is happy almost as happy as me. Trouble codes: 401 (insufficent egr flow).
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L vss VIN: 6T153XK200
Hi! IATN Members. This vehicle is now fixed; it has been back with the customer for a number of weeks and is now running normally. Thank you to the people who that offered help, 5 replies were received, so thank you to Scott from Texas, Sherman from Texas,...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF22PXY
Thanks to all who replied, esp Mike O'Conner who stayed with me with several e-mails. After checking PCM inputs and outputs and verifying all was normal I noticed that the only time the engine would run was when the injector PW was 27ms or higher; as soon as t...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Automatic HVAC controls VIN: 4T1BF28B81
Sometimes we overlook the obvious. The system was completely empty due to what looked like a rock hitting the condensor. Replaced condensor and recharged system and all is working fine at this time. I still like to know how the HVAC controller is suposed to co...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29MXI
thank you all for the help and info on this jetta i recheked all my readings but could not prouve that the maf was bad,but i changed the maf with a new one.so far its good i have been using the car for getting parts and taking it home i beleive the car is fixe... Trouble codes: P0172.
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