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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBACB131XP
Hello out there! I need help.I have a BMW nightmare. Problem occurs very intermitently.Engine will sometimes stall and then restart.Seems like it has retard timing.Other times it will idle nice then if you accelerate will run like it is misfiring and at that t...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP53LON
I started only having intermittent rpm signal on scanner.I replaced the crank sensor.the car started and ran for 45 seconds then no start since. I do have square wave on crank sensor still.I have 10 volts on cam/crank supply voltage,only have 6 volts coming ba...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52K2W
Hello all. I have a 1998 Buick LeSabre with a 3.8l. Came in as no start. Found battery leaking acid. Replaced battery,side post bolts,spacer and cleaned all connections. Vehicle still would not start. Checked fuel pressure-48 psi and within specs. Checked for ...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y9S
car came in with idle speed motor ratcheting.performed caddilac tsb.now chek engine light is on with code 80.ther was not any codes before.tried replacing TPS and the relearn procedure still has light on but not ratcheting iac any more. Thanks in advance Trouble codes: 80 (tps)
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L stabiality system VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W9P
Hey guys, This blazer is driving me up the wall! History goes like this: Came in running stinking rich. Found leaks in the CPI unit. Replaced nut kit and entire cpi unit w/rebulit from Linder tech. Car ran but still not very well. Found the dist. off 1 tooth,...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, lack of horse power VIN: 1GNCT18W0P
after stock engine rebuild code 43 comes up. new EGR,new injectors,new distributer,new tranny,new knock sensors,.Code still comes back lack of horse power from start(base timing).pin tested every wire from the computer to the sensors all okay. Tried another co... Trouble codes: 43 (Electronic spark mod. or curcuit problem)
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L soft brake pedal VIN: 2GCEK19K8P
Customer filled brake fluid resevoir with transmission fluid.also ran vehicle until front right caliper started squirting oil(completly finished brake pads inturn damaged rotor)So we replaced everything as we did not want customer coming back every few weeks t...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Heater core VIN: 2GCEK19R4V
It seems that many technicans have seen this problem before. Looking at the data base you would think someone has the answer. I have changed 10+ heater cores. Some last a month most last less than a week. I have flushed the coolant and insured ph and voltage a...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge on this vehicle reads full all the time. I started checking at the sending unit, it's putting out about 2.5 volts which seems consistent to how much fuel is in the tank. Next I went to the fuel gauge buffer. It had a good battery power source, g...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1445X
engine has skip on cylinder # 1 under load only in 4th or 5th gear. shop before us replaced for the second time, then a 3rd to be sure plugs and wires. coils, ignition module,crank and cam sensors was replaced also. we have tested the tps,map sensor, fuel inje... Trouble codes: 420 (catalyast efficency)
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Torque Converter VIN: 1C3XU4531N
Trans was replaced over a week ago for slipping, TCM was replaced with a reman unit. The radiator was replaced because the left tank was split. Trans and tcm are MOPAR reman units. STAR will give me no help on the vehicle. When the torque converter cycles fro...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Computer VIN: 3C3EL55H2W
This vehicle came in on a hook, it died going down the road and wouldnt restart. The customer stated that the check engine light came on just before it died. I pulled the codes with my Genisis scan tool and found code PO320-no crank reference signal while cran...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L voltage regulator VIN: 1C4GP64L7W
This van came in with low battery & no charge from alternator.Replaced battery & alternator with new units. Now vehicle is overcharging badly, 19 - 20 volts all the time.I understand the regulator is in the PCM, but have never seen this before. Could this be w...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z8S
hello group, i cannot figure out what is causing this engine to stumble (misfire) at part throttle. cust. had replaced plugs with bosch plats. i replaced them with champs and also replaced ign. wires, cap. # 6 wire and cap were bad.checked rad. for hc and pull...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L abs VIN: 1B4HS28N5Y
This vehicle belongs to a used car lot that I perform safety checks for. It was noted that when coming to a firm stop, the brakes would lock up incredibly and the vehicle would die. I replaced the front rotors and pads because they were at 0%, and after search...
1985 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4043S
car idles bad lack of power and has a vibration on decell. if reved up in engine bay to 2500rpm on decell vibration is pretty bad. i have droped exhaust system no help. fuel preasure and timing are ok.all scan tool info is correct. tried adding propane no help...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTJE34Y0R
Greetings to all,I have this van that keeps eating up the ignition modules it has been to several repair shops for this problem and every one has changed partson it with no success to repair the problem.I have scoped the primary and secondary ignition system a...
1996 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Lighting and electrical VIN: 1FALP66L2T
Hi All, thanks for taking the time to check this out. Vehicle owner compliants about dash light not coming on. We check it out and found the fuse for the license plate and illumination has blown, replace fuse and all it's fine. A few days later, customer st...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Hi all .Hope someone can help me with this car .the only code that concern me are the o2 heater codes for all4 sensors.ALLDATA is very confusing on the testing forthis code and i also can't find a good wiring diagram for this in alldata. I cleared codes and 1 ... Trouble codes: 0411 (0135 -), 0135 (0136 -), 0136 (0141 -), 0141 (0155 -), 0155 (0161 -), 0161
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14C2W
hey guys i have a problem child here, we replaced fuel pump, plugs and ignition cables, and #4 injector. compression @ 120 lbs and vacume @ 20-24in. if we un plug injector no change in idle. ne help asap thanks herman Trouble codes: P0403
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP53UXX
We have this Taurus that has a 3.5 amp steady pulse when performing a low amps probe test around the battery cable. The location of the pulse has been determined to be the radio memory wire at the radio. The rear module for the radio has been unplugged and the...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
We have a p0401 code egr flow insufficient detected. We replaced egr, egr solenoid, dpfe sensor, two hoses from dpfe sensor to egr pipe (with oem hoses), removed pipe and made sure it was clean, checked passages in intake and cleaned throttle plate. I must be ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient detected)
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hvac VIN: 2FMZA5342X
Hi Gang. This vehicle was bought at a local auction and brought here for some repairs. Looks like someone has changed the transaxle and left some vacuums and wires disconnected. The cruise was inop but I found a wire connector off on the bottom of the master c...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L support bearing VIN: 1FAFP34P94
Vehicle has an extremely noisey support bearing on the right front cv axle.Tried to buy just the support bearing but there is not a listing for after market at all.The dealer will sell us the bearing but the axle comes with it.they do not sell the bearing sepa...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard initial start VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Ford Techs, Have looked this over pretty thoroughly, checked fuel pressure and for leakdown(ok) 62 psi running and about 66 psi key on. It acts as though it is flooded on an initial start. You must hold the accelerator and it will start up but act as though it...
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKDT13W7R
vehicle came in would not run found no fuel pressure, replaced fuel pump vehicle started right up and idles fine upon road test when trying to accelerate wonts to stumble and have lose of power back off accelerator vehicle runs fine wont dye no codes no engine...
1995 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGK26F2S
we put a gm ecm in this viechel a month back for a waste gate selonoid problem,and that problems gone.but we got a new problem about 3days later.when you drive the viechel after it warms up at the point, were the tcc locks up at 180 degrees the mil lites and t... Trouble codes: 36 (injector pulse with long)
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7276N
Good morning group, i have a 92 accord that came in for a shifting problem. The D4 lite on the dash stays on all of the time but it doesnt blink even when i jump the check connector and try to pull the codes. It stays on even when the other gears are lit up. T...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Have worked on many different Hondas over the years,but this one has got me stumped.Intermittently engine will act up.At 2500 to 3000 RPM the engine will surge .Feels like the rev limiter is kicking in.Does not consistently occur.Would appreciate any help,than...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L timing chain VIN: JNKCA31AXY
calling for help to the group on this abused infinity.The timing chain is rattling like its about to fly out.Thought it might have a broken guide so we tore it down.Sludge build up obvious , but the guides look ok.Should I replace the chain? The tensioners for...
1986 Jeep CJ7 4.2L starter VIN: 1JCCM87E3G
A year ago I purchased an 86 model Jeep. No starter trouble all year until the nose cone bearing went out on my starter. I have raplaced three starters now. All of them have eaten up teeth and a bad nose cone bearing. Flywheel teeth are slightly worn but none ...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L 4 wheel drive switch VIN: 1J4G278Y5R
Good morning Jeep techs.I have a customer here which burned up the rear differential about a month ago.The gear ratio was a 3:73 and I replaced it by a complete unit which is also a 3:73. Since replacement the customer states that the service 4WD switch comes ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No normal drive operation until hold is applied VIN: KDNDJA7239
Hi Kia Techs; I have limited scanner ability on this vehicle and need some insight prior to further diagnosis. This vehicle's battery went dead on the customer after setting for 1 week. supposedly every thing shifted and operated ok prior to the battery replac...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W8V
I have a 1997 Lincoln Town car that when cold will not start unless the throttle is held open a least a third of the way. It will run fine but if I release the throttle it will stall. After a brief warm up it runs fine. The scan data looks fine. I have compare...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L blower motor VIN: JM1FC3513J
this car came in with no blower motor operation(electronic blower motor control)discovered that the electronic control head was bad,replaced it and still has no blower motor operation,replaced electronic blower transistor,still inop,the only thing left in this...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM50U3S
this engine has a inconsistant rattle/knock from front cover area,even with belt off. thought timing chain because it was pretty loose. r&r timing chain and ran for an hour and test drive and no noise, customer picks it up and noise is back. any help would be ...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start
After replacing the heater core, which required the removal of the instrument panel and some control modules, found vehicle to have a no-start condition. Good compression, good spark, good injector pulse, but no fuel pressure. Checked fuel pump relay and found...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, LACK POWER VIN: JN8HD16Y4H
car came in as no crank starter shot - replaced starter replace plug wires , cap and rotor per customer request vehicle would barely start . running very rich - found fuel pressure good at 37 psi at idle - pressure would drop off to nothing when shut off. foun...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L vacuum leak VIN: 1Y23DT1CNV
hello everybody. i have this maxima in my shop that have a vacuum leak from around intake manifold area. i don't see anything obvious. the manifol is aluminum.any suggestions would be helpfull. thank you.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
this is a re-occurring dtc.the 1st time was for p1320,p0300,and,p0303.a week later it was for p1320,p0300,p0302.i replaced #3 coil,and #2 coil those times. now the mil is on again,but only p1320.possible spark plugs? they look good... also,nissan has a tsb;ntb... Trouble codes: P1320
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L High Idle VIN: 1N4BL11D92
Hi folks, this altima came back again with the code po507 and a pending p0507.. freeze frame is 975rpm/196f/0mph/cl/stft#1 +2.3 ltft#1 -4.6/stft#2 +2.3 ltft#2 -4.6 ...I did the three relearns again and right now it is ok ..BUT I expect it to return ..this is a... Trouble codes: P0507 (High Idle 200 rpm idle over spec repeat hard code), U1001
1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 5.0L abs VIN: 1G3BP83E3M
car came in with rear wheel cylinder's froze and code in the abs system #61. We replace the rear wheel cylinders and the abs hydraulic modulator.The pedal is good until you start the car and then it goes to the floor.The front brakes lock up when you stop. No ...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F73
Hello everyone. Sorry about the long post, but I'm trying to be thorough. This car was towed in as a no start and sure enough-crank but no start. Sound while cranking seemed a little odd to me like maybe a broke timing chain or something. Anyway, on with the t...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2993Y
Hello porsche techs. This car came in with leaky cam covers. I removed covers to reseal them and noticed that there is a lot of oil sludge from not changing oil. I reinstaled covers, but now the engine is blowing out the new seal on the back of the left upper ...
2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher 2.3L starter VIN: YS3ED55E9Y
Hey SAAB TECHS.I have an erratic starter operation.Like something pulsing the starter solenoid.Only this is what's happening.All inputs to to starter relay good except the one from the TWICE module.The ground from the TWICE module is pulsing every one to two s...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L fog lights VIN: YS3FH46Y04
Saab techs, This is a simple one, but I can't get the fog lights out of their enclosure. Water got into the lense assembly. I've removed the splash guard and the wiring harnesses and the two nuts at the back of the light assembly. I don't want to force it out...
1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L Mounts? VIN: 1G8ZH528XW
Hi ALL IN IATN LAND This Saturn has developed a resonate vibration through the steering wheel and dash at ilde. At 55mph, no problem. I can make it worse by moving the motor around with a bar, but can not make it better. There is a TSB that speeks to mounts, b...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L inj. pulse loss VIN: 4S3BC632XN
did engine swap due to bad crank keyway. after installation i lost injector pulse to two front cylinders only @ idle,(watched w/ noid light). anything above 1200-1500 rpm the injectors pick up and engine runs fine. i suspected wiring harness as this vehicle ha... Trouble codes: 24 (iac)
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Safety VIN: 4S3BD4353T
Hello again. I've got this Subaru. It came from the dealer. the cust said that the air bag control unit is bad. The car's horn would not work and the air bg light on. Tested and found and open in the clockspring for the horn and air bag module. Replaced the cl...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN63AXJ
This truck came to the shop with a complaint of running poorly and poor fuel economy. Found no trouble codes, but found tps to be bad, that was replaced and adjusted corectly. Fuel pressure test in well within specs and fuel pressure drop at injectors is unifo...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L long crank VIN: 4T1VK12W2N
intermittently has a long crank.found fuel pressure always good.found no reference signal at coil.suspect pick up in distributor acting up.removed cap and all visually looks ok,no oil leaked inside or anything.has anyone experienced this before? thanx for your...
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Axle seal VIN: JT3HN86R4Y
Left rear axle seal leaking, we have had a few of these toyotas w axle seal leaks and not much luck fixing the leaks. This particular 4 runner, the parts dept @ toyota told me sometimes they are changing the axle as well as the bearing and seal assembly. Have ...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Random chirping, funky operation VIN: 3VWDC21VXY
This cabrio came in with the complaint of the alarm horn chirping and the dome light coming on and off with no outside input. When I started on the vehicle it wasn't happening, so I checked for obvious problems in the door wiring harnesses-all look good, no br...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Vehicle has code P1128 again, without any symptoms. Scan test shows O2 working well. If you clear the code it is back in a couple of days. Customer does not notice running problems when the MIL comes on. VW claimed O2 was a problem item and it was very inexpen... Trouble codes: P1128
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L seal VIN: YV1AA8849M
1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start, No injector Pulse VIN: YV1JW8319R
I have an intermittent no start on a 94 Volvo. I have narrowed it down to no injectors pulse. The radio interference suppression relay is not being completely grounded by the computer. The relay will make a growling noise when the vehicle will not start. If I ...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L srs VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Car came in with SRS light on. We checked using the VADIS system which recorded a fault in the passanger side impact sensor. Replaced the sensor with a new part from Volvo and attempted to reset control unit. Fault still reoccurs. This is the impact sensor on ...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L long crank VIN: YV1VS2552Y
I have a 2000 S40 that has a long crank time when cold. When it does start it runs fine. It is a returnless fuel system. When you hit the key the pressure raises right up to 59 psi and only drops down to 52 psi when sitting. I checked at fuel rail and back at ...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Thanks to all who took time to respond! It was as simple as removing radio and replacing fuse. This made radio operational and gave us scanner communication. Abs code was for wheel speed which has not returned and we cleaned maf sensor. Lean code has not retur...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L ignition lock and cylinder VIN: WBACD4325V
Thanks for all the info. Had to drill out old L/S. New housing came without internal rack MISSING. Got the good part in. Job done.
1986 Buick Riviera T-Type 3.8L Cluster VIN: 1G4EZ13CXL
Thanks to the five guys that replied. I decided that the cluster that the cust had bought from the junkyard was no better than the one they had before. The circuit board with a little pressure applied would lite up and work fine untill you let go then it would...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1G6EL12B9P
though i had cleaned all the grounds, but with so many response to check grounds, i decided to recheck them. so thank to Ron-Idaho, Robert and Laneard-Texas Edward-California Stuart-New York you all suggested ground problem. Also thank to all others that respo...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Temperature Control VIN: 3GYEK63N12
Thanks for the help. I recalibrated the heater controls as suggested and had the same result. It turns out this should have worked but that particular module has a defect where the logic can get mixed up and the unit will not calibrate as designed.This is know...
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L radio VIN: 1G1BN53E9M
i found a helpful web site called corvetteradios.com. they also said it sounds like a bad rear amp. the customer does not want to go for the 400.00 to fix it. thanks to those who tried to help.
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L RF Suspension VIN: 3GNGK26J9V
Thank you very much for all the replies. Tom and Ronald hit the nail on the head with the hood hinge. It was loose and causing the noise. IATN is a great place for technicians to share information and we support it as much as we can. Thanks again.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Electronic VIN: 1G1NE52J01
Well all of a sudden this car is no longer setting this code! It's been well over a week and don't really know what to make of it all. Other than going tru and disconnecting any related connector, can't find anything obvious. The EBCM does show some external c...
1995 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH46F3S
I actually took the front timing cover completely off this time and verified my actual TDC... thats when I noticed the tensioner bearing no longer had its ball bearings anymore and caused the belt to jump a tooth... I had previously checked the valve timing by...
1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L won't turn off VIN: 1B3ES62Y3T
Thanks for all the replies on this one and a special thank you to Jason [...] who nailed it exactly. There is a wiring harness near the oil pressure sender that is clamped too tight wearing through the wires and causing a short/feedback condition. Jason's res...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L TCC Clutch VIN: 1B7HF13Z6V
Thanks for all of the helpful replies received on this problem. We installed a Mopar reman torque converter (3/36 warranty was the reason for choosing the OE converter). Special thanks to Mike [...] for the tip concerning the updated input shaft sealing rings...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L headlights VIN: 1B4GB44G0W
Problem was with the BCM, sent it off to Chrysler and they sent a repaired unit back. Found no reason for this to be a third problem with BCM. Customer had told us that each time they had problems with the BCM it was different. I got no clues. It appears to me...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Speedometer, fuel and temp guages VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
I would like to thank all who replied, from the ten I recieved I've found that there are several places that can affect 'MIC' operation, but Cam [...]'s were the most helpful. This is what it took to fix this car! From the thirteen pages of diagnostic tests a...
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.7L 2-1 shift VIN: 1D7HL38K94
Tanks to all of you, the final on this one is = normal operation of the 42rle. The tranny shift logic want you to make a complete stop if you don't whant it to hunt for the 2 or 1. No flash available. The shift learn profile in computer may change the bump shi...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Black smoke VIN: 1FMDU34X6M
Hello techs I have received many of help, and well I was the PCM becauase the pressure regulator was ok, and the oil it wasn't full of gas, I was trying to say that I have created a large vaccum leak disconecting the pcv, but the oil was ok, and well, I have c... Trouble codes: 42 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates system rich).
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L air suspension VIN: 2FALP74W0V
well this one is fixed, ended up being the linear height sensor in the rear. I had a suspision that it may have been pulling the 12 v of of circuit 429 wich is the power that the sensor that runs through the on /off switch. once the air suspension module is po...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Thanks to all who replied. We lab scoped both oxygen sensors and found that bank 1 was a little on the slow side but not too bad so We ended up replacing the upstream Oxygen sensor on bank 1, cleaned the Mass air flow sensor and replaced the Fuel filter. the c... Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of ho2s b1s1 indicates lean), P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0133 (o2s slow response bank1 sensor 1).
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Thanks to all that replied. Almost everyone said to check for plugged EGR passages causing a lean miss on #6 cyl. The motor did start to miss off idle. I disconnected the EGR hose and it did appear to run better. However, the customer did not want to pay for a... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6 cyl).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L oil filter VIN: 1FAFP53U21
thanks for all the suggestions. we use napa gold (WIX) filters. tightened extra so far so good.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
This truck ended up having a multitude of problems. I went back and retested the connection at the valve cover while wiggling the wires and would lose continuity on two of the pins. We started by replacing the valve cover gasket as well as the injector/glow pl... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM Codes detected), P1272 (Cyl. 2 hi to low side open), P1274 (Cyl. 4 hi to low side open), P1276 (Cyl. 6 hi to low side open), P1278 (Cyl. 8 hi to low side open).
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDJC34R6V
Most all people who replied were correct. The problem was fuel quality. The sender on the rear tank was corroded serevely, needless to say the tank was like a sand box. This vehicle is used by construction crew. I appreciate all the input. TPS reading was .5 v...
1999 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Speedometer VIN: 1GTCS1443X
Thanks for taking the time to help us. One of the three replies we recieved was exactly correct. By unplugging the radio, the correct AC signal returned to the IPC, and the speedometer now works. The radio also gets the speed signal from the PCM for SCV (Speed...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L radiator VIN: 1GKFK66U32
Gentlemen, I'm calling this a fix. Continued checking and found nothing, then I saw John M.'s reply about testing with hot coolers. Boiled water in my wife's most favorite baking dish. Transmission cooler proved negative, however, engine cooler with high tempe...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7652P
finally everybody said that the blue connector was the right one,it give engine and trans code at the same time.when it is jumped it doesn't give me anything about the engine but code 14(bad ecm) for trans.when we removed ecm for check it was full of water.cus...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK57W7X
Some othere shop had hooked the b1s1 to b2s2. I just unpluged b1s1 and the scaner showed that I had unpluged b2s2. Ease fix, no intake leak like I was thinking. The o2 wires are on 2 Y the othere tech must have thought 1 Y was for the left and the othere Y was... Trouble codes: 300 (radom missfire).
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA351XL
thanks to all that responded. cam timing was off one tooth, but it still started poorly hot. coolant sensor was fine, and maf readings normal. after all of the testing and retesting (and replacing the starter), it turned out to be the wrong spark plugs!!! can'...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1070441201
Thanks for the help on this one guys.I replaced the coolant temp sensor. there was a 400 ohm difference cold between the old and the new sensor. after replacing the sensor the engine flooded and wouldn't restart at all until after replacement of plugs and rese...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L head VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Thanks for all the help.It was very hard to understand from the replies without seeing it in a picture. Even some pictures in manuals it is still very hard to find the cam marks. They actually do not have actual cam marks to line up the cams. I even subscribe ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L power seats VIN: WDBNG75J5Y
I felt the best way to approach this problem was to first get the new modules coded. Luckily enough a simmple recode was all the car needed. Took it to the dealer and had this done, now all is good. The service advisor told me that he has seen these modules do...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN25K2S
Thanks for all replys. Put injector cleaner in seemed to help alot. As one help suggested. But over all I think it is an evap problem. Have no training in this area. Would help in locating information on EVAP repairs.Thanks again for all replys you guys are to... Trouble codes: 171 (lean always).
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Dome lamps VIN: 1G2HX53L6N
Hope everyone had a good turkey day. Living here in Michigan I had to swuffer through another Lions loss. The fix on the dome lamps was to cut apart the splice to all of the lamps and figure out which was shorted to ground. The culprit was the rear reading lam...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: IG2HZ5219S
Sounds like the Chain drive in the transmission is going going gone. Thanks for all replies and Help.
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOZZZ91ZE
Thanks for all replies.This car seemed strange in that I had to replace the rpm sensor in order to repair the no spark complaint but still had a no start problem.After checking all information & suggestion I recieved I went back & re-checked twice and ended up...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, no power cold
Well sense I posted my problem the car came back for a alternator problem so I replaced the alternator hopeing it may also fix my no power problem but didn't.I had 5 replies on this one and they where clean all grounds in engine compartment and I did when I ha...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SF6358W
Hi guys, Almost every one told me to check the valve adjustment. Customer needed his vehicle, didn't get a chance to verify. I will keep searching for a fix theres bound to be another one. Thanks guys. Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire cyl.4).
1987 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0L speedometer VIN: JT2ST65L3H
The information I gathered said you must remove and disassemble the transmission to repair the drive gear for the speedometer. The customer was not ready to do this at this time, so no repairs were completed. Thank you.
1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Hello all, I want to thank every one for all the help I reely appreciate it! The problem ended up being a faulty engine temprature sensor. My problem was when I checked it the car wasn't acting up. It had stalled and I had unpluged the sensor and checked its r...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Engine VIN: 4TASM92N0Y
Hi Guys and Gals, This Toyota has been put back together and has been driven by our parts man (his personal truck) with no more increase or decrease in noise. I wish I had more to add. I will monitor the situation. I want to thank the members that replied. T...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA9M8YM
Thanks to all 13 who replied with the info.P1255 cts short to ground and P1296 Cooling system malfuntion or cts short to B+ depending on the source.A scan of datastream showed no malfunction at the time of testing.No corrosion was evident at the connector.Howe... Trouble codes: P1255 (Mfr. controlled fuel), P1296 (Mfr. controlled fuel).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Auto Transmission VIN: YV1TS90D3X
Sorry for the delayed post and thanks to those who offered help. Unfortunately, we replaced the S2 solenoid against the advice of 3 of you who said complete replacement of trans. is the only way to fix...only 1 person, Cotta, had successfully repaired this pro...
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