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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA24B1X
Hello Group: Customer complaint is of course "ever since you put the timing belt on the car makes this noise" The noise is a honk noise for a second when the car does a 2-3 & a 3-4 shift, as thr RPMs drop when shifting the car makes this honk for a second. Yo...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D2X
The code first turned on the MIL lamp six months ago. At the time the converter was broke inside. The converter was replaced along with both O2s. This seemed 2 fix it for 4 months. Mil lamp back on and comes back on within a day after resetting. The coverter w... Trouble codes: P0432 (Main TWC Efficiency Bnk2 Below Thres)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Hello, any help would be appreciated as BMW does not release info on diagnostics. P0455 was easy...fuel filler cap strap pinched under cap. P0492 giving me the hassel. Only code P0492 is set and not P0491. Air pump does function on cold start-up, vacuum is ava... Trouble codes: P0492 (Secondary air injection system insuffecient flow bank 2), P0455 (Evap. emission system leak detected gross leak)
1979 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start
hello all, I have a 79 Seville that is killing me. Put a reman engine in, ran fine, no start the following day. Have no info at all on this car. For some reason, it blew the inline fuse at the ecm, disabling the fuel pumps. Replace fuse and it does not blow, ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6CD53B1P
this vehicle will surge upon start up until it is put into reverse or drive, or turning the wheels against stop for about 5 sec- essentialy causing a slight load or dampening effect on engine. then it will idle down and continue to idle normally until you snap... Trouble codes: E30 (idle speed control circuit problem)
1973 Chevrolet Pickup 454CID valve train VIN: CCZ143J158
I returned the above vehicle to the customer, two days later the customer calls and says that it is still doing the ticking. At this point I'm at a lost. I am however thinking it could be the cam and lifter? Please let me know what you guys think, thank you in...
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L oil circuit VIN: 2GCFK24K8K
After much trial and tribulation , we finally received our rebuilt engine from our local machine shop . There were some problems about the time frame for delivery , make a long story short , we now have an LT1 5.7L V8 for our shop truck . I'm not real familiar...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13WXT
One of the guys in the shop recently purchased a 96 T Blazer. This vehicle has the electrically controlled 4wd with push buttons on the dash. With winter coming he decided to see if the four wheel drive works. He has noticed the lights in the switch will go ou...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L abs lamp staying on VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
abs lamp comes on at 11mph and is setting right front wheel speed sensor code. wiring harness tests ok, jumper harness has been replaced, wheel speed sensor replaced, reluctant ring tests ok but never replaced and the hydraulic unit and electrical unit has bee...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L oil pressure
oil pressure is fine at 3000 rpm[65psi] but at idle it is only 12psi. Can't find any specs.on the low rpm. It turns the oil light on at stop signs.
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06E1X
This one is for the GM guys. I have a Chevy Venture that after about 5 mile test drive the check engine light pops on with code P1404. Test drove with scanner attached and EGR position was reading fine and it still set this code.I know the EGR Valves are a pro... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Position Performance)
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel guage, Temp. Guage cluster lights VIN: 1GCDM19W9Y
Hey Techs, Got this Astro van and the fuel guage and temp guage inop. Fuel guage reading empty and temp gueage reading cold. Air bag light on, batt light on, low fuel light on, security light on, and brake light on. Tested fuel sending unit-Tested good, Temp ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K61
engine stalls in the bay @ idle, no codes. fuel pressure while running is 45 psi. engine can be started right back up. the following parts have been replaced, icm,crank sensor,ign.switch,pcm ( eeprom has latest and greatest update), mass air flow sensor,ign. r...
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD62624
Hi group, this Chevrolet Aveo have an intermittent misfire with the number 2 cylinder intermitently.The problem occur in the first kilometer, after the engine run great for the rest of the day and in some case run great for three days. The problem occurs somet... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L 2nd gear only VIN: JB3XD64B2M
Hi out there in headache land! This is my own personal vehicle. I got it from a customer 4 years ago who didn't see the sanity in replacing the crankshaft after the engine started knocking. I fixed it and I have been faithfully servicing the transmission ever...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 3.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16X4R
Truck wil not come off idle. Stalls, minor back-fire.No codes. Check fuel pressure - 20psi. Checked fuse, relay, harness, all connectors. Bat. volts at pump is 12 volts, good ground. Did NOT check AMP draw. Disconnected line at rail, good volume. Returnless sy...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L clicking lifters VIN: 3B7HC13Z8T
Hello, all! Happy holidays! This truck is very clean and well maintained. When customer drives at least 30 miles on Interstate, when he exits, one lifter clicks for a very short time. He has drove up here immediately, left the truck running, and by the time I ...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L cruise control VIN: 1B4HS28Z2Y
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I have this 2000 Durango with a cruise control problem. The vehicle will "surge" or jerk just a bit after you reach the top of a hill. This only happens with the cruise operating the throtle, will not happen with the cr...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.0L Dash Cluster VIN: 1B3EJ46X4Y
“CHEC 1" Looking for more info for this dash code. What I can find in Alldata it is a gauge, board (most likely)or both. Apparently Dodge doesn’t want us to test it, just replace parts. When I scan the dash there aren’t any codes present. (No codes in any othe...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10AXP
Hey All...Got one that has me baffled...this Ford will rev up and idle perfectly. Will drive down the road good for the most part..feels maybe a little low on power. Problem is under a load (uphill) or heavy to moderate acceleration will start to spark knock...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on, tps VIN: 1FTEX15N1S
truck came in w/ no shifting. Suspect the problem is tps. While engine is not running & key is on, the tps sweep looks very nice on lab scope. but w/ eng running the tps signal spikes in both direction, making it unable to even see a sweep. checked plug & refr... Trouble codes: 412 (can not raise rpm), 121 (closed tps out of range), 411 (rpm out of spec - curb idle), 225 (no knock sensor signal during KOER), 125 (tps volts low/AP IVSS disagree), 122 (tps signal too low)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power locks VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
i need info on how the power lock system works in this explorer i cant find a good flow chart. i am suspecting the gem module powers the lock side of the master switch. if anyone has any info i would apreciate it.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1FDKF30F2T
We have this Ford E-350 with a complaint of an intermitant hard shift. Scanned for codes and found po221, the mastertech describes it as throttle switch "B". Mitchell describes it as IVS (Idle Verification Switch). Basicly a switch on the accelerator pedal. I ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
This is a customers vehicle that first came in 6 months ago with a misfire on #3 cylinder and we replaced plugs and wires, erased codes and returned to customer. A few months later it was back with the same code, both times the vehicle was running good, but th... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire 3 cylinder)
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L heater door VIN: 1FTJE34L9V
I have a 1997 ford E-350 van with a manual heating system, the problem is the heater dosent blow hot air unless I manually close the door .I replaced the door 10 months ago when it was broke along with the door motor,I changed the temp switch but it dosent ope...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
Need source for Ford speedometer/odometer repairs. Have source in Dallas for GM, we seem to be shut out of other vendors for Ford repairs. Vendors have started servicing dealerships only. Phone number and name would be great. Thanks Jon
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP7IW6X
good afternoon fellow techs. this police car has the ses light on w/ p0135, p0141, p0155 codes. the police garage put 4 new oxygen sensors in tyring to cure this problem. the car has also been to at least 1 other shop before it landed here. the list of parts t... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 circuit), P0141 (b1s1 heater circuit), P0155 (b2s1 heater circuit)
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMRU1860X
Hey Guys, I've got a Expedition thats throwing me for a loop. When it came in it would intermittently stall. Sometimes it would just die other times the rpm would race and drop and then it would die. I graphed the IAC, TPS, MAF, VOLTAGE and looked at all the o... Trouble codes: B1202 (u1262-), U1262 (u1147-), U1147
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
This truck is actually a F450 Cab & Chassis. Truck was towed in with a no start problem. Checked fuel pressure at inline pump on frame. Has 60-70psi when pump is running. Fuel pressure drops back to zero slowly when key is off. Changed fuel filter and after do... Trouble codes: 1690 (0381 -), 0381 (1212 -), 1212 (testing and results)
1991 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L lock up VIN: 1GTDK14KMM
hello, I'm at my wits end on this one. it feels like an ignition miss, it only occurs when the lock up comes on. we found leaking secondary, replaced it, tried again, still the same thing. trans fluid ok. i checked the fourth gear swich input and the t.c.c. o...
1994 GMC Safari 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM19Z1R
Hello, techs. We have this Safari cargo van in here that belongs to a courier company. Driver wants to resurect this unit. It runs dual fuel with a propane conversion kit. The gas half of the unit has not worked for the last five years. Replaced all the fuel s... Trouble codes: 34 (MAP Sensor Ckt Low), 32 (EGR Error), 44 (Lean Exhaust), 43 (KS Problem)
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD563XV
with only limited info on this system i am inquiring if anyone has run into this problem, as i can find no tsb's or any further data on why the code is setting. the procedures are very specific as to checking the vacuum and voltage yet the conclusion condems t... Trouble codes: 0441 (insufficent purge flow)
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L air bag VIN: JHMCG5648X
I have an older female customer who has recently had heart bypass surgery. Her Doctor has told her not to have the airbag functioning in her car. I would like to know what procedure is needed to do what she would like to have done. I do not want to be caught i...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 1-2 and2-3 Shifts VIN: JACDH58W6R
Hi All: Had this slip slidding Isuzu in today. Has a fairly good slide-bump going into second or third at anything above minimal throttle and will slip when attempting to accelerate in either second or third after engagement when moderate throttle is applied. ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L front diff VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
car came in with a loud whining noise in front end sounding like an airplane taking off.after inspection, found front pinion bearings to be bad.replaced pinion and carrier bearings.everything checked and in specs.took on a test drive and noise gone but now hav...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
This KIA will not start, found no spark, no inj. pulse. Traced to burnt computer. Checked for shorted circuits. All appear to be ok. Replaced computer with rebuilt, started, died, started, died, computer fried again!!! Computer place tells me it's overcharging...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L lack of power VIN: KNDJA7231W
This car came with a no power complaint. The car has 10 inches of vacuum at idle. The cam timing marks are good. The fuel pressure and quantity are good. The car has a knock sensor code that keeps returning. I unplugged it and it makes no difference. In the la...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L heater VIN: WDBCB25D5C
i replace the push button control unit becouse the a/c will turn on by itself.after repair i tested the operation of the sist. and i noticed that whille on the heat mode and the car idleing i have good heat,but after accelerating the temp. is dropping to almos...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L noise from trunk VIN: WDBCA24D6M
frequently there is a noise from the right rear, proably in the trunk. it occurs over some bumps, and it sounds like a boing, spring noise. in checking in the trunk i found 2 plastic clips attatached to the right rear trunk lid spring. they look like spark plu...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF55F5T
We have replaced all the front light bulbs at once since then we have had to replace one of the following light bulb(quality bulbs) about every two three months (front headlight, high beam and park light). No moisture in side lens assembles. Steady 13.6 volts ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srs VIN: WDBHA28E5T
We removed the drivers side air bag to access the dash lights. While we were replacing the bulbs the ignition was turned on with-out the air bag in place. When it was reassembled and started the SRS light came on and will not go off. We have tried to reset t...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L hard start cold VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
Vehicle has excessive crank time when starting cold,need to crack throttle some to get started.Starts fine the rest of day unless it sit for 4-5 hours and cools off.Thank You in advance.
1992 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17S8N
Hi guys;Thanks much in advance for any help.I'm shooting blanks on this one!Vehecle came in on towtruck.Cust complaint;QUIT while driving.Vehecle cranks but will not fire.After cranking for 10 secs (approx)tach jumps and stays at 900 rpm.Fuel injectors & ign c...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L struts,links,etc. VIN: JN1DA31D52
Good day men, I was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything popular I should look for on the front left of this Maxima that can make it thump over bumps? It sounds like a sway bar link is bad, but I checked everything and could'nt see anything or feel a...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L low coolant light VIN: 1G3WH14T2N
i have this 92 cutlass that belongs to a very loyal customer. the vehicle doesn't overheat and the heat inside is emmaculate. the only thing is the low coolant light blinks. i tried to bleed the sys. thru both vents (water pump and thermostat) and coolant only...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3MR67XGR
This car is in pretty ggod shape but had problems. 1-4 coil and wires showed bad on scope pattern. Plugs had NO electrodes left. Also found a plastic vacuum line chafed on tranny dipstick tube. Fixed all of that. My concern is fuel pressure. I find spec of 41-...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
This vehicle came to us with a rebuilt engine a year ago. It had lost oil pressure while being driven and was towed to us in 2003 for no oil pressure. We removed the oil pump and replaced it. Everything worked fine till last week when the customer reported she...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L noise VIN: 1G3WH52K5W
hello fellow techs; i have a hair puller here,car came in, no start,no crank, checked battery ok, found broken starter.i immediately thought of hydrolock condition,pulled plugs, sure enough hydrolock engine,pulled upper intake,hole at egr passage.installed new...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3GR62H71
I have this vehicle and what is occurring is a very quick engine stumble a few minutes after a cold start. The tachometer will peg itself to the 8,000 mark and stay there until shut down or restart . None of the other guages are affected at this stumble. It fe...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L pump inoperative VIN: 1P4GH54R8P
This van came in with a hard petal, no assist, found that if I hot wired relay pump would run and system works perfect. I suspect a dual pressure switch but I put a used one and it did.t work. so now I want to test it. scott stephen from california had a post ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, High cold idle VIN: 1G2WP52K6V
Hi all, we've been dealing with these symptoms on this car for a year and a half. I have only been able to witness it on a couple of occasions. I cleaned the IAC passage with good results for a while and then replaced the IAC which worked good again for a whil...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L speedo VIN: WPOAB2961M
This customer crossed the terminals on his battery he, thinks, can't remember! (Wall Street sort). Now speedo does not work as well as spoiler. ABS light lit continually, no radio. Any ideas for this, don't quite know where to start. Thank You in Advance, St...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAA2990X
Dear Porsche Guru's this car idles poorly, if you stand on a traffic light the passenger seats rattles. BUT, it does not "miss"! Car does not have a MIL light on and there are no pending fault codes in the system. However all values, DME-setpoints, on page...
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L battery VIN: JF1CX3533N
help...i need info on this vehicles factory security system.i have a battery drain issue after 2-3 days sitting.checked all the charging system basics,all ok. found 24ma drawthat goes away after pulling security fuse. customer doest care about security system,...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JF2B165G9N
Car has solid CEL, and missfire on #1 at idle. Off idle the car runs fine, but the light stays on. Tech line said ECM cuts out #1 injector when it detects idle error. I have B+ on yel/red wire(power feed at IAC), and 2.7 volts on both the white and black wires... Trouble codes: 24 (By - Pass Air Control Valve)
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, over fueling VIN: JF1GF485XY
car was hit in left front corner and broke timihg gear and timing belt bending valves in head . the owner took head off of another car and installed on engine . the engine has good compression and fuel pressure . It is over fueling engine as there was two quar... Trouble codes: P0340
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN63AXJ
Hell Techs This vehicle towed in with no start Check for spark-fine Check fuel pressure-36psi Checked injector pulse-none Have checked archives and found several wiring harness related problems but none apply to this vehicle problem Have replaced computer, ign...
1988 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV21W6J
Greeting fellow techs. The car from hell has decided to pay me a visit. The customer brought it in with the complaint of low power after someone else had installed a timing belt. I checked and found the valve timing off by 2 teeth. I corrected the timing belt ...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E5T
I have this corolla in here and the problem i am having is that on the road at full throttle when the rpms get above 3,000 the engine starts bucking and hesitating, after that it feels like there is not getting enough fuel to the vehicle. I checked fule pressu...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L clutch/shift VIN: 55EH058075
Help! This one has us stumped! Van is dropped off by customer and she says it's stuck in 3rd. She has had clutch hydraulics leak before and figured the system had air in it. When I go to move it days later to work on it, it won't go into any gear without a wre...

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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE2321S
the aftermarket relay i put in set was the route of all my problem...i had to unlock the passenger door and install the old relay...then the car started and ran just fine, ordered the relay from BMW and a new computer and its fixed...thanks for all the replies... Trouble codes: 153 (can engine load signal).
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L will not purge VIN: WBABK832XT
Thanks to all recommending the water pump. The Impeller was in pieces. The water pump is installed, the car delivered and the customer is happy. Thanks again to each and every tech at IATN!!
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L blower VIN: WBADE6329V
Boy was I played on this one. The customer gave us the part in an opened BMW bag. It was the 'old final stage' one from the last time it was changed. We installed a new final stage, sent to dealer to reprogram & finitto. Thanks to all that responded.
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Fail emissions test VIN: 1G4AG55M3T
The first inspection receipt said there were 2 codes MAF and Bank 1 Sensor 1 Oxygen sensor. After repairing the check engine light I changed the MAF sensor and no more codes came back after clearing. I had thought you should go after the first codes first beca...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, tries to start VIN: 2G1WN14T1L
I received 36 replies and have corresponded with several of the members who replied. This car remains 'unfixed' We have yet to find out why it won't run and it has been put on the back burner throughout the responses the same things were touched on over and ov...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13WXR
Sorry for the long delay in posting. Just wanted to make sure this thing was fixed 100%. After checking everything 5 times, I realized that the distributor I installed(reman)had a bad module. Took the module out of the old distributor and she's running again. ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKCS13WXS
first most replies were fuel related and the fuel pressure is good with no drop off, no vacum leaks, and engine still hunting for idle and will not take gas exhaust is clear when it takes a notion it will idle and run great maybe 40 mins maybe 2 all ground sig...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22S8S
Thanks again for all the help on this one. For all that mentioned the antitheft system, it was a good idea that I wasn't aware of. What seemed to have fix the vehicle was a ground imput to the pcm. I ran a separate ground to each of 4 ground imputs to pcm. On ...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBDM19WTB
engine has low compression and we are tearing down at this time.thanks for all your help and have a merry x-mas. Trouble codes: 172 (rich exhaust), 175 (rich exhaust).
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L maxifuse 5 VIN: 1GNDX03E9X
First of all I want to thank Dennis and Roy for the ideas that they offered me on this problem. I finally decided I had to bite the bullet and remove the harness so I could inspect it further. I did find one burned through spot on the purple wire about three o...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L paint VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
The paint discoloration is getting smaller which leads me to believe that all of you guys are correct, that it is moisture under the clear and needs time to work its way out. Jerry [...]...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L P. R. Hatch VIN: 2C4GP44342
I replaced the hatch latch and that did it. Now the doors opens and closes. Just like it should. Thanks, To all who have responded.
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU52N0S
The mighty Avenger has been fixed. I got 5 replies, one asked about power to the coil. Power is supplied from the ASD relay thru the PCM to the + coil. This circuit checked OK. Although I ramped the + coil wire, and it would build up, but it wasn't being pulle...
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L engine VIN: 1B3EJ56X3W
I'd just like to thank everyone who responded. All the ideas were a huge help. Iwouldn't have even thought to look in the oil pan for the balance shaft. So I pulled the pan, and found the balance chain and the teeth of the gears laying in the front of it. So, ...
1990 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: HE3BT64U4L
Hi everyone. Sorry for the late closing on this one. Thanks so much for the 5 responses. I tried reseting the TDC sensor to align with the notch on the housing as Ty [...] suggested but unfortunately this did not help. Eventually I found someone with a good...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Misfire VIN: 2FDKF37F5T
thanks to all who replied. truck went to another shop and they replaced fuel pump and that was problem thanks again rm Trouble codes: P0476.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W4V
Hello, folks. Got this truck repaired finally. When we got truck on the hoist, found that the heat shield on the right was melted over the catalytic convertor. We determined that the cat was plugged scince the exhaust was tore off in front of the muffler. Cust...
2002 Ford Pickup F250 Super Duty 6.8L Instrument Cluster
Thanks for all your help, theres a junction on the driver side fender that has the positive cable that splices into three fusible links, i pulled the post cleaned the terminals and then everything was up and running again. Once again thanks for all the help th...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31S83
Ford is Fixed! Special thanks to Nick from Ohio, he confirmed my question on 8/80 for PCM's and as it turned out the PCM was the the problem, and covered by a local dealership, including reprogramming. The key is, if you have power to the injectors, and they a... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359, P0360, P1000 (OBD Drive Cycle monitors not complete).
1994 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GTCT14W0R
The harmonic balancer had slipped. causeing the timing problem. The lean missfire was the fault of the injector that had been installed in Oct. I had eleminated everthing else i could think of, called and got a replacement injector, truck runs fine now. Thanks...
1999 GMC Savana 2500 6.5L turbo VIN: 1GTGG29F4X
again thanks to all who replied. csutomer brang the vehicle back to us, we checked the waste gate operation that seemed normal, we also check for plugged exhaust but that was also fine, no air leaks found either, but when it would wisthle all i would have to d...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L seat belt VIN: 54MA200318
Dave and Paul hit this 'fix' right on the head. Dealer will warranty buckle problems. Thanks for helping with this great on-line service! You guys helped save me time and my customer is happy also.
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Nothing to add here.Could never get car to act up again.Will add additional info if I ever see car for the same problem.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S01
fixed & gone down the road. special thanks to jim from florida, joshua from illinois & richard from california. all stated most likely crank sensor, which was the case. as stated in post problem was intermittent ( every 20-30 minutes ) engine quit running & wo... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor malfunction).
1966 Jaguar 3.8S 3.8L all wiring
One of the other techs on here faxed me what I needed but thank you to everyone!
1995 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1347S
After checking vehicle further found that the ignition on positive relay in the RH engine bay fuse container was bad and only sending 2 volts to the starter relay instead of the required 12 volts...Replaced relay and vehicle starting fine now...Thanks to those...
1987 Jeep Comanche 4.0L Fuel Pump Failure VIN: 1JTML6515H
Thanks for all the input. Ultimately, we emailed the Airtex hotline which was able to cross over the #5550 number on the pump as a Walbro # which crossed to an Airtex E7001 which fit perfectly. Thanks again. Keith
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F0U
received many replies regarding transmission codes & they were on the money. The main connector to the trans. solenoids was full of trans. fluid. As to the running problem we checked back pressure on cats.,the right side cat. converter is plugged as pointed ... Trouble codes: P0753 (p0758-), P0758 (p0763-), P0763 (p0743-), P0743 (p030- misfire codes cyl 1 2 4), P030?.
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L rear blower motor VIN: 4M2DV1112V
the front unit did have a break in in the solder joint on the circuit board as many of you said. Thank you!!! I resolded that joint and it took care off the problem. The break was clearly visible.
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
Would like to thank everyone for there infor. I had a broken vac. hose elbow that is just 2 inches from the Thottle Body, it feeds vac to the vac. manifold for the brake booster and other componets. The best thing that I did was to clear the LT fuel trims numb... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2).
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L engine-performance VIN: 4A3AX35G7V
Iatn is the bomb, I want to thank Iatn for being there, first and fore most I thank [...] he was right on the money, it turns out that when checking fuel pressure , it would diminish away at same time my a/c on B+ terminal of alt. would spike up to 1.5volt...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ignition VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
Thank you all very much for the help! Somebody even faxed me the wiring diagrams! now thats what i call going beyond the call of duty. We found and internally shorted keyless entry relay that was causing the fuse failure. Stumbled upon it by accident. Vehicle ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L injectors VIN: 1N4DL01D4Y
Hello, Techs, I appreciate all of you who took the time to aid in the repair of this car. Several mentioned the key chip and security lock-out. The customer is supposed to buy a new key. Some mentioned that the remanufactured after-market distributors we...
1988 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3CX51CXJ
Thanks for all the support, I wiggled the crank sensor wiring and tapped on the sensor car never stalled or ran bad. Many of your responses said replace the crank sensor, alot of you said these can cause some weird problems. I replaced the sensor and have been...
1985 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2FS87S1F
finally customer decline anymore repairs mostly because we cannot find anythings after a couple of hours.i receved lots of replies about the maf, so i replaced it without any change at all,i wiggled a lot of wires,tap tested ecm,nada...we are going to wait if ... Trouble codes: 34 (maf), 42, EST.
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB1241W
Thanks to everyone that responed, Bruce [...] hit it right on the head, the oem thermostat has a much bigger & stronger spring, the aftermarket push open easily, while the oem barly moved. Replaced with oem stat & everything works properly. Unfortunatly I was...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L 2-3 3-4 shifts VIN: 1G2NF12E3Y
The customer did not want any problems because they do alot of driving and did not want more diagnosing. So we installed a rebuilt trans and the problem is now gone.
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Dashboard VIN: 1G8ZK5277V
I received a number of replies from techs telling me to elevate the front of the vehicle to allow air trapped in the heater core to be bled out. I'd never heard of this on a Saturn, and Alldata did not specify this procedure either. A slight elevation wasn't e...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 21N7924113
I would like to thank everyone that replied. Without your help I might of gone off the deep end. I went back to this car and did infact re-check the ground circuit to the TPS. While doing the re-check I learned two important facts. Subaru does not count the sa... Trouble codes: 24 (idle air regulator).
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TDO2V5N
Hi All: As I had said in my update I had found a leaking capacitor on the ECM board. This was also suggested by Nick from Great Britain as a possible cause and high failure area. I installed a used ECM as the customer did not want to empty his pockets complete...
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