Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 4, 2004
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs /esp VIN: WAUZZZ4BZ1
Hi Euro Techs.This Allroad had been repaired in another shop for ESP problem.They replaced Steer angle sensor with no results.I've scanned ABS/ESP with 01044 and 00778 codes.After clearing codes: 01044 came back and after short test drive 00778 .I've checked s...
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBATTC2309
Hellow Fellow Car People I have A old 89 525 beamer that will crank and run but it is veary rich and it cut out or bust up.I have scanned wile running but have no data and the check engine light is flashing rapidly with no method and when it flashes the car wi...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L headlights VIN: WBADM6341X
This vehicle has had both headlights replaced from oem xenon to standard headlights using the existing xenon wiring harness. This results in just low beam lights and no turn signals. I would like to know if it is possible to convert to standard lights when you...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Radio VIN: WBAAM533XX
Car came in after hitting curb. Replaced wheel ,tire head air bag , driver door air bag battery repair cable. After job was done The radio has no volume the display works and every thing else works. Sent radio out for repair came back no problem with it. The r...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2213S
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This Riv has the service engine soon light on but there are no codes in the present code screen. The history codes are numerous (15 total). The vehicle runs perfect. By performing the clear codes option the light will stay o...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB52M4T
Good morning group i have a 96 regal 3.1 that has a very poor idle but seems to rev ok. We replaced the cylinder heads on it about 6 months ago and all has been fine until now. I honestly cannot isolate the problem. It appears to be more ignition related but i...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Surge, Misfire, Slight bucking 30-50 VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Hello, Could use some help on this Cadillac. Seems like no one else is having the same problem by looking in the archives. In short the customer complains of a jerking sensation between 30- 50 MPH under light load. I am finally able to duplicate it on every t...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBFG15M2T
hello members i need some help with a van that i have inherited it will stall under accel. at all temps other shop has replaced maf tps and fuel pump with no improvement if you unplug tps or vacuum sensor van runs correctly have no codes and looking for some i...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBDM19WTB
fuel pressure when running at 78-80 psi.engine rich.remove fuel return line and run into fuel can at engine intake manifold connection-pressure maintains 80 psi.regulator changed twice with same results.i wonder if plastic injector body could be at fault.there... Trouble codes: 172 (rich exhaust), 175 (rich exhaust)
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L flex plate
hi group. this 4wd blazer came in with the cracked flex plate, also the flex plate been replaced 4-5 time and trans been rebuilted twice at transmission shop. when i put the first flex plate at our shop. we use GM part and tighed the bolt pattern on the flex p...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
car was towed in with no start checked for spark and fuel pressure had 10lbs fuel pressure, replaced fuel pump. it now has 58lbs and holds for at least 30 min. all is well untill two days later towed back in no start but it starts every time i turn key told cu...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1YY32G2X
Hi,guys. Intermintent no start. No crank with key on start position. If you wait a couple minutes it will normally start. Vechicle theft deterant ??? Any input would be apreciated. Thanks in advanced!!!
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L steering wheel VIN: 1GNEK13R2X
hello techs, there is jerking in the steering wheel, it feels like a broken belt in the tire. the customer has only been feeling it when the vehicle is cold, when it warms up he does not feel it. i test drove it, and i felt the jerking. it would jerk going do...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L theft system VIN: 1CEJ56H9SN
Came in with stall after start condition. I have a OTC monitor 4000E which can communicate with the different modules but I can't do more than see that they are working. I suspect a theft system problem. Mitchel says car will not even turn over after 5 attempt...
2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L dis VIN: KLAVA6924Y
Hi, I'm having a problem with locating the wire thats shorting out the DIS fuse. I remove the fuse block to find a short in the system, trace the pink wire to the DIS and found it to be ok. 5 circuts are used off this fuse [20a] evap, alt, post 02, ei and esds...
1985 Dodge B350 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B7KB3319F
fuel drip from venturi at idle cold & hot, carb has been changed 3 times, idle & fuel mixture, flot level has beem ajusted, fuel presure is okey. please let us know why the carb has drip at idle cold & hot. carb is quart jet holly.
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1B3EJ46S4S
car has severe stumble right off idle almosr feels like a miss id appreciate some ideas of where to go before i throw parts at it thanks in advance for any help
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire VIN: 3B7HC13Y7S
this truck will back fire through the throttle body at first throttle opening at first only when loaded up once warm will do it in park.He had a new pump a year ago at the dealer. Once past first part of throttle opening it has no problems with higher speeds. ... Trouble codes: 37 (ptu)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Cuts out, no upshift VIN: 1B7HA18N72
2002 dodge 1500, 4.7L and a 45rfe trans. Trans will not upshift out of first under load or out of second if floored or downshifted from higher speed until throttle is released. Feels like the engine loses power or the exhaust is plugged. Dropped exhaust, condi...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire, VALVE CLATTER VIN: 1FAPP15J2P
this car was setting for few years. trying to put back on the road, the car seems to run ok until it warms up and or you are 5miles down the road. it starts to miss erraticcaly than will clear up and run great till about a mile later than it starts again. this...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L ign. no spark VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
have no spark injector pulse ok fuel pump ok fuel pump light on in dash goes out if you unplug altanator. have all the ford service manuals have done all pinpoint test says to replace eec have replaced with [...] used ones have replaced distributor with u...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L r/f wheel VIN: 2FMDA5145S
i have installed 3 sets of lugs & studs KEEP BRAKING OFF
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 2FTEF15N2T
vehicle runs great but the readiness monitors are all not ready. have gotten re-learn drive cycles from factory and tried them but they still wont reset. our emissions standards wont let this pass untill they do. has anyone seen this before. not sure what else...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
Surging badly at idle. This engine surges constantly up and down aprx 300 rpm on inital startup. It will do this as long as you leave it idling (hours). If you press the accelerator and raise the engine rpm up about 300 rpm it levels out and runsfine until you... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor intermittent)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U3W
help ford techs this thing is driving me nuts. when it is cold it will start and die but if you keep starting it it will warm up enough to idle but you can't touch the gas or it will die. i have cleaned maf sensor no help fuel pressure 60 psi pressur reg not l...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5140X
car came into shop with inop cluster found fuse 16 blown inside fuse panel.started by removing cluster found where power feed goes into cluster for fuse 16 solder joint melted.sent cluster to be repaired.i reinstalled cluster and still once every several day f...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Leaks Into Cooling VIN: 1FTYR14V6X
Truck Does Not Exhibit Any Signs Of Anything Entering The Combustion Chamber, But The Cooling System Gets Fuel Into It. Engine Performance Seems To Be Normal
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L airbag light on VIN: 1FMRU17L2Y
airbag light came on after fuse block and gem module was replaced. hoping someone has had this happen before, light was not on before repair. did double check aplication from ford, did install correct part.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP55S9Y
Hello group. This Taurus posseses(or is possesed with) bucking or surge condition intermittently which I have encountered during the roadtest. Our customer has also stated that it sometimes misses at idle (which I have not experienced). Surge/bucking conditi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L all gauges and lights in dash VIN: 3FAFP66Z4Y
vehicle came in as a no start found that no gauges or lights service engine light oil light amp light ect..the customer stated that the fuel gauge quit a few days ago and the car had to be jumped several times before it would no longer start turns out that the...
1992 GMC motorhome 454CID engine VIN: 70N6322373
Okay, I really hope that someone can help me out with this POS. This truck will backfire through exhaust going down the highway. It will also run like it is running out of fuel. The fuel pressure regulator was changed and the fuel pressure is normal (12-15psi...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T41
changed fuel pump fuel pressure reg,plugs& wires,fuel filter surges on ACCELERATION Trouble codes: P0300
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L timing belt VIN: 2HGEJ2243P
Hey guys, I have timing belt problem on this car. The car came in for what he thought was a transmission problem. Very sluggish when taking off. But what I found was the valve timing was off by 2-3 teeth. The reason I found this is that I noticed that the timi...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: JHLRD788X2
I am trying to trace the voltage feedback thru the cluster turn signal indicators. I suspect a open ground circut in the cluster illumination circut because the t/sig indicators work correctly until the park lamps are turned on. I have not been able to access ...
1990 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAACR01E9L
Hello all, I have this 1990 Trooper in the shop for a high idle when cold, then when it warms up, it won't idle at all. The customer has already replaced the IAC, ign. coil, and I believe he said a tune up was performed. In any case, I cannot establish commun...
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L cv axles VIN: JACDH58V8R
first of all, thank you in advance. i do not work on 4 wheel drives until now that times are slow and this is a friends vehicle. my problem is that i do not know how to remove the front cv axels fom this vehicle. i have the hubs off and the axle is just stuck ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Cylinder head VIN: SAJHD6049X
Car has jumped time and crashed all valves in clyinder head All data shows no r/r instructions or specail tools. If anyone has done this job and can give me an idea as what to expect and what tools I will need, it would be greatly apreciated. thanks for any a...
1946 Jeep jp 45CID rear axle VIN: 46942XXXXX
Hello everyone, I am working on an old willys jp flat fender with a Dana 41 axle. I've never worked on one of these before. The rear wheel bearing outer race is sloppy on the passenger side where it fits into the housing. There is no evidence that the outer ra...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FF48S21
Hello everyone, got a silly jeep that won't cooperate. Misfires after a hot soak, sometimes will flag the mil light sometimes not. Fuel pressure is within spec and has lots of flow. It has a coil pack assembly that we have tried a different one to no avail. Fl... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom misfire code), P0303 (cyl3 misfire)
1996 Land Rover Discovery 3900CC Cuts out VIN: SALLJGMM7T
Hope someone can point me in a direction on this one. New customer, and have not seen this vehicle before as I do not service or repair many Land Rovers. The vehicle is a Discovery, but South African assembled, so has a OBD hybrid system, as it is open loop (n...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1548Y
Good Evening We have this 2000 Land Rover with the MIL on. We read the codes with an Actron OBDII generic code reader. We got the following codes: P0090-P1880-P0034. According to Alldata, none of these codes are codes that apply to this Land Rover. We continu... Trouble codes: P0090 (Fuel pressure control), P1880 (code not defined), P0034 (Supercharger Bypass Valve control ckt low)
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L valves VIN: JT8UF11EOR
Hello Lexus People: We have a first time customer with 130k miles on his car's odo and needs his 120k service. The schedule calls for a valve adjustment, but he doesn't know when this was last done. How often should the valves be adjusted, and how likely are t...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L power assist VIN: 1LNLM9840K
this vehicle came to us with no power brake assist. checked fuses and breakers replacing the bad ones. hooked up snap on scanner found code 55 lf speed sensor. found both front speed sensors broken. since most abs systems will revert to normal brakes when this...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Hey guys. We worked on this one last week. Car came in no start and MIL (PO302 & PO303). Checked fuel pressure, found none. Replaced fuel pump, cleared codes and test drove. Two misfire codes returned on same cylinders. Replaced all plugs and (2) coils on the ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1LHM87A52Y
Customer complaint is that vehicle sometimes has no heat, and also temp gauge will go full hot. At this time, with vehicle warming up in stall the coolant temperature sensor is reading 190 degrees, temperature of heater hoses are 90 degrees in and out, tempera...
1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5237L
Problem occurs 1 out of 100 start cycles. The engine sometimes lacks fuel during hot or cold cranking. We have spark, good fuel pressure (before pulse dampner and fuel pressure regulator) and noid lite to injectors always, but there is no fuel sprayed from inj...
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1130421001
Question for all fellow Techs out there and your kind respond always appreciated. We had this Benz here at the shop for past 6 month (No, we don't charge daily storage...LOL)Fuel injection pump fails to deliver fuel from #2 and 3, what ever we could do in past...
1986 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E52
thanx for taking a look guys. can't seem to get the switchover valve to switch over. wiring harness was coming apart. most readiness monitors are not setting either. daggone p1441 keeps comin' back... Trouble codes: P1441 (canister purge switchover valve without function)
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Greetings from a rainy North Carolina. This vehicle was the subject of a previous posting. At that time, the engine RPM would suddenly fall to idle and the car would not respond to the accelerator pedal. Turning the engine off and restarting would usually make...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA68F9X
Mercedes techs, have this SL here where the starter will not operate properly. When you put the key in start position it clicks like having a weak battery. The battery is good; there is no significant voltage drop from battery to engine. We noticed that pin 50...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MFFM75W41
Car came in with C/E light on & complaint of slight misfire when comming to stops. Going down the road, there are no symptoms or noticeable misfires. We cleaned the MAF, changed the plugs again (Motorcraft), swapped coil paks ... Customer needed car, so he too... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire Cylinder 8)
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1CZ04S4C
This vehicle will idle with clean numbers but as soon as you place it in gear the CO climbs to around 10.00 and stays there while it is under load. This did the same thing with the old MAF. I may have a bad new MAF as I can not adjust A/F on the new MAF. I fou...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L climate contol head VIN: 1G3HY5218R
Hello fellas!!! this is my 4th time needing help on here since '99. straight to the point... I've got this olds that I'm trying to fix for a long time customer. The complaint is while he and his wife are driving along the hvac system goes to complete cold inte...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L security light on VIN: 1G3NL52E7X
The customer came in because the security would stay on intermittently and the car would also not start internittently. (not necessarily at the same time) I could not duplicate either condition but I noticed that the key could be removed in any position and re...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR64H61
Hey guys, I've done about an hr. diag. on this one and not too sure where to go from here. This car was here about 1k miles ago for a ruptured regulator diaphragm causing a hard start. We replaced it, cust. was happy. Now it's back and idling rough/when drivin...
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDV13E82
Vehicle has a miss under heavy acceleration. It only is appearant when the pedal is all the way to the floor. Watching missfire counter while the sympton is there, we get only a few missfires and they come on all cylinders in a random fashion. Replaced 24x CKP... Trouble codes: P0336 (24X CKP Signal irratic or missing)
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WP0EB0919E
vehicle breaks up @ 4000 rpm. cold or hot dosen't matter. checked fuel pressure and its 2.5-2.9 bar. valves have been readjusted, both reference sensors have been changed, fuel pump and filter have been changed. installed new plugs, check plugs and wires and a...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L heater fan VIN: YS3CL65M8P
Never seen this before. The heater fan runs all the time when the fuse is in (ignition on.) It does this even with the acc control unit disconnected. I removed the fan speed controller and didn't see/smell any burnt stuff. I suspect the fan speed controller is...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E2M
I have a 91 Toyota Camry in my shop. The cust told me it would kill in turns and on acceleration. I got it as a no start.I checked for spark it's ok. Then fuel that's ok but I didn't check pressure. Then injectors three have 15+ ohms one has 2.3 ohms. so I dis...
1995 Toyota RAV 4 2.0L Unknown VIN: E-SXA11G-A
Hey to all you great tech out there... Customer complains of a grabing sound early mornings on the front wkeels when he makes a sharp turn left or right ..once the car getts warm every thing goes back to normal and or when the car sits for a long period ...hel...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Warning Light VIN: ACA42000AL
We used our Bosch KTS scanner manually (via F7) which then gave us a description for code 132 (brake pedal travel sensor) Adan from Australia confirmed this descriplion. Comment, 4 other scanners and our KTS in Auto or entering the ABS ECU No's all indicated '...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L mil VIN: WBABK8321T
thanks to everyone who helped, especialy Wayne. I have to swallow a little pride here. the problem was in fact my harness repair job. I was using a sub standard wire for this repair it was a solid copper wire not braided, and after bending it around and fittin...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WGDT3547HD
The customer went to BMW to have the cats replaced. He recieved some goodwill on the left cat which was replaced 2 years and 25k miles ago at the dealer. As far as I know this fixed the car.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63483
the body shop sent this to one of the bmw dealers in the area after talking to the body shop bmw determined that they had cut one of fiber optic cables. so unfortunatly for the body shop this won't be covered under bmw warranty thanks for the ideas mike
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52L4R
thanks for everybody that wrote back. here was the problem. traced wires from crank sensor to ignition mod. found signal wire from crank sensor was rubbing on mounting plate of icm. allong with 4 other wires that were rubbing to the point the wires were showin...
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18Z7J
This one is going down the road as customer does not wish to spend anymore money on it. I tried all the suggestions that were sent witch included cleaning the EGR valve, disconnecting the timing connector, replacing the ECT sensor, Testing the fuel pump using ...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06L5S
Well, thanks to iATN members, another one is fixed. I received suggestions of fuel pump and injectors, cam magnet and a couple others. What actually led me to the problem was a fix post I read in my email yesterday from Stuart Terry and his 1994 Silhouette. He...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L suspension VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
O K it's fixed, Simple but odd problem, the support bar from the right side top of the strut tower to the upper radiator support was a little loose.I didn't think the body flexed that much I guess thats why they put it there.Got some good tips that were close ...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13T5Y
Finally, We finally got this puppy to duplicate the complaint. While I was trying to start it, all the sudden it sounded as if the starter was binding. Tony and Robert hit it on the head. I replaced the crank sensor (as the TSB stated) and gave the vehicle bac...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L lr wheel speed sensor VIN: 2G1WH55K2Y
the problem ended up being the wires were grounding out behind the rear seat intermitantly, not when i was test thank you, for all of the great ideas
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L hard start hot VIN: 3GNFK16T7Y
i recd 12 replies, 9 of which were for pressure regulator, upon further inspection, regulator would leak fuel hot after a 15 minute soak. it would not leak at first, it had to set for at least 10 minutes with vac line off to see leak. thanks everybody. best to...
2003 Chevrolet cavalier 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC52F53
The crank sensor was loose, removed it and reinstalled no problems since thanks for the help
1988 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.5L door openings VIN: 1C3BH58K8J
I appreciate the replies received from members of the forum, especially Jeff from Indiana, who physically measured the distance between the rear strikers on a car that was on their lot. This was a great help, as it was a critical measurement that doesn't appea...
1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Steering VIN: 1C3XJ5539L
Fixed! Another steering rack fixed the problem. We noticed that there was no change in steering effort with the tie rods disconnected or with the engine off or running. Since we had already replaced the pump, it had to be a defective rack. And so it was. Many ...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L speedo, lights & a/c calibration VIN: 1C4GP64LXW
Thank you for your speedy replies. Vehicle is fixed and out the door. All replies told me that system was not cooling down properly and that I needed to press the top left and a/c buttons simultaneously for the system to complete the cool down. After pressing ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Thank you all to who replied to my post. After checking for fuel preesure, vacuum leaks, power & ground circuits, obd 2 connector for good conection. Two things just popped in my head 1st I looked through the fix database before posting and saw that about 30% ... Trouble codes: FD (Undocumented code).
1993 Eagle Summit 1.8L No Start VIN: MN3DA26C7P
like i said before now the car start ok,i receive very good signals from dist.signals are from 0 to 5 volts,regular square waves,can't understand why no signals when computer is out,so first things to do on those cars ;make sure mil is working and computer is ...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14N8H
thanks for all the input on this. thanks to stephen from northern california. it was the neutral switch causing all the trouble. if you disconnect the shift cable and put it in gear it did not idle up. we hooked cable back up unplugged the electrical connector...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A8N
hey folks, did finally make this truck run. there was several techs right about this truck. we found the rear coil on this is the only one that fires while cranking.(the exhaust side). the front coil don't fire untill start up. we kept trying to make the front...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24LXW
The customer just brought the van back in and i replaced the cht sensor and it took care of the problem. Thanks to all that replied and sorry about the wait . Trouble codes: 1288 (1 cyl. misfire).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi gang,I wanted to wait a couple wk's before i turned in a fix=i believe in jinxing yourself. It turned out that #3 injector not only very slightly seeped overnite=wet the #3 intake runner{thats why it was so clean,but also sprayed too much fuel when engine w... Trouble codes: P0303.
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L brake booster VIN: 1GTDT19W5Y
I received alot of great info on this problem child. In general though there was some conflict whether the booster could cause this low pedal condition.As instructed I pinched off all the hoses and plugged the master ports and found a higher pedal, but not as ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L rh axle seal VIN: JHMCG657YC
Thank you to all the great techs who replied to my request. You all were right on the money. The diff bearings are shot and Honda is covering these transmissions to 100K. I sent my customer to the dealer for the repair. Thank you again. Joe
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 5FNRC18072
well I must say, this one is out the door and gone!...i had the customer this AM and unplugged the EGR valve and could not duplicate the problem. I pulled the egr, and applied voltage to the control side of the valve. The valve worked but was 'choppy' when the...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L high idle VIN: SAJAV1341G
Thanks to all that responded with advise on this problem. To adjust the Idle the first mistake I made was setting the timing off cylinder number 1. (which is against the firewall) Set it off number 6 which is located at the front of the motor (where number 1 w...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: SAJKY1742N
fix turned out to be corrosion in the fuse box. replies received sent me back to checking all components in the system again which led me to check fuse and finally fuse box. One thing I did learn that a visual inspection of fuses is not a sure thing. after rem...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L battery VIN: 5LRFU28R31
thank to all that replied your info was helpfull. we deemed the system as normal, swaped out his interstate for a new one and recomended he install a tender or cut off switch.down the road motors.on to the next one thanx again!
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L overheats VIN: 1YVGF22D8W
Thanks for all the replies. I believe I responded to each one separately. The concensus was a plugged radiator, but to do a leakage and compression test before replacing it. The leakage test and compression test passed fine. We replace the radiator and tested ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1070451
Thanks to all who replied. We got some great suggestions and tried them all. What we ended up finding was that the oxygen sensor we replaced was bad what we don't know is if it was bad out of the box or bad after it got fuel fouled from the cars mixture being ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E6R
hi there, Thanks to all who responded. We tallied the votes, and it turned out to be 6 votes for engine wiring harness, 5 votes for mass air flow meter, and a couple of others. Based on the voting, we tore into the wiring harness, and found the insulation cr...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L blend door VIN: JN1HZ06S3D
I want to thank the guys that tried to help me. The first piece of advice I can give on these ATC systems is to run the other way. I found out that there is a Nissan specific tester for this system, but I could not locate one in my area (I even tried e-bay). T...
1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: JN1CZ24H1M
fuel injectors that was installed by us was the non turbo one, right injectors did the fix.
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Limp In Strategy VIN: 1P4GH54R0P
Hi All: Many thanks to the 11 techs. that sent 14 techmails and the valuable lesson they have taught me. That lesson is to spend a little more time on each and every test in the areas you suspect before wasting valuable time chasing your tail. The final fix wa...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L injection VIN: WP0AB2969L
After resoldering the input/output pins in the DME or providing a redundant ground circuit from the DME connector to the chassis we cured the car. Next time I face this I think we will just install the redundant ground first.
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L matercylinde VIN: 4S3BD6352S
Well, sending the m/c to get rebuilt did not work out(they did not have the correct parts to fix it). But thanks to Charlie and John from Dan Perkins Subaru, they are expediting a new master cylinder directly for Japan. Thanks again for everyone's input. Rich ...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 4wd system VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Customer needed truck so ran out of time. I got seven replies alot about tire size, axle ratios, bearings and bushings. Here is what I tried: measured all tires and all were within 1/2 inch in circumference. I varified front and rear axle ratios are the same. ...
1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L lacks power VIN: JT4VN13G3N
All but one of the replies suggested the timing belt, intake vacuum is very low, I have not visually inspected the marks yet, but am confident that this will fix the problem. Thank you all for your suggestions. This is my 1st request for help and hopefully I w...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L brake pedal VIN: JT3VN39WXS
Thanks to all for the help received. Most of the replies had to do with the load sensing proportioning valve in the rear of the vehicle. We were hesitant to go there again because 1) we took the linkage and unhooked it from the axle which takes the vehicle lev...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L caliper VIN: 1NXBB02E0T
The fix was a new master cyl.After many attempts to isolate the cause I incorrectly pinpointed the proportioning valve, the hose and the caliper. Finally drove it to the point that it wouldn't move just as the customer did and found that both front wheels were...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Stall VIN: 5TBRT3815Y
thanks for the useful replies too bad the customer didnt have $1100 for the repair
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next