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1998 Audi A4 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WAUZZZ8DZW
vehicle was initially booked in for an oil leak coming from engine rocker covers & tensioner gaskets. cam belt was also replaced. Since carrying out these repairs the vehicle has developed a major slip betwen 2,3 shift. scan for codes in engine & transmission ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B5Y
This Audi runs great but will set service light after several trips all data looks ok except long term fuel trims both are at 18-19.What should they be. This is our first experience with Audi's so before we dive into it blindly i would ask for some help. Thank... Trouble codes: P1128 (Bank 1 mixture adaption system too lean), P1130 (bank 2 mixture adaption system too lean)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L tail lights VIN: WBADD6326V
we are using after market bulbs???,or problem with fixture for rear tail light?
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Battery VIN: 1G4CW52L7R
This car has an over night drain of the battery. The battery is new and tests good. The alternator tests good and the diodes are fine. None of the courtesy light stay on but the radio clock stays on all the time in this car even after the key is off. Don't kno...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6EL13B3N
We were asked to check this vehicle but don't spend any money?? to see if we could find the problem. We have spent a little time on this problem twice now but find nothing. The car idles rough until the operating temperature is up to spec and then the car idle...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L insturment panel and interior lights VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Did system self test and has codes for loss of serial data to dash and climate control and also body control. Aslo loss of serial data to antilock brake module. This problem only happens in cold overnight conditions and is very interm. Had it happen to me one ...
1969 Chevrolet nova 250CID Mechanical VIN: 1G3K4124FR
I want to know if a s10 disc brake system can be adapted to my 69 nva to give me disc brakes at low cost.I don,t know but i think the spindles will interchange with the nova system
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3G1JF12T6T
Hi thanks in advance this cavalier has a jerking or what feels like a miss usually only in 3rd or 4th gear. it only happens warm and only on slight throttle. it will not do it in 5th gear.if driven hard or hard throttle it runs great. we replaced all the tune...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Hi all in IATN land This Blazer came to me from another shop. I scoped the motor and scanned the computer systems. Cam sensor lab scoped fine, but the crank sensor at and above 2800 rpm would develop a ghost signal about every sixth signal. I found this odd as... Trouble codes: P1341 (Can Sync), P0339 (Crank Sensor Erratic)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low vacuum VIN: 1G1JC1244V
This vehicle came in on the hook and would not run long enough to matter. We found a bad 1-4 coil and proceeded to replace the coil packs, module, and crank sensor. The customer had been trying to "save some money" and put in the wrong plugs and wires, so we t...
1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L warning lights VIN: 1GCCS14X4W
Warning lights in dash cluster stay on with truck running. Check engine light not on. ABS,Battery and security light stay on. Alt chargse fine. Installed another one, light still on. Security light stays on 24 hours per day. New battery goes dead. No codes fou...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52M7W
this vehicle is exhibiting random misfires on all cylinders (particularly at idle) on scan data. I've read that these engines have many problems with the injectors so we attempted to flush them several time with no change at all. if any one has any suggestions... Trouble codes: P0300, P0404, P1404
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Blend Door VIN: 1G1YY226W5
Need some help with this one guys. Car has no heat out of left (drivers side). Passenger side ok. Pulled codes and found B361,Bo363,and Bo441 set. Cleared codes and the 363 code came right back. We replaced blend door actuator on left side (up past accelerator...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L no fast idle VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
started cold this morning, no fast idle rpms low, modis monitor shows (cold start no) does anybody know what this means or how it is checked. also no codes, I could not find a iac relearn procedure in modis. am going to replace fuel filter and clean mass air f...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J0X
I'm positng for another shop on this random misfire. A MotorVac was done by the local dealer, with no change. Dealer claimed excessive carbon contamination. This shop pulled the heads and found them to be clean. I believe the plugs, wires and fuel filter have ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGG25R6Y
Good Morning This van has an intermittent high idle. It has happened 3 times in 47,000 miles. The test data provided is freeze frame data from code P0507, the data for P1509 is similar. The driver reports as he comes to a stop the idle is very high. Putting th... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Control System High RPM), P1509 (IAC High RPM)
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L reverse lights,drl lights VIN: 2G1WF55KX2
this chev. is driving me nuts.the car can be sitting,engine off,key off,and the back-up light relay will start clicking at anytime.when this happens,the back-up lights will start blicking dim.when this happens if you turn the key on the drl relay will start cl...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L overdrive VIN: 1GCJK33163
Hi guys. Truck will not shift out of overdrive on medium to heavy accelaration. Owner says he needs to stop and shut engine off to make transmission shift pLeroperly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L wipers VIN: 1C4GP54LXT
Wipers will work when using scanner to turn them on, or with washer switched on but not with delay or low and high on switch. The scanner shows no voltage on the switch. Im not getting any voltage on pin 7 (green wire) at computer. Standard ignition says the s...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3HE66G41
Wisteling noise. The noise only happens after car is cold let sit over night at 0 deg F and only at about 1000rpm. Noise Quits after about 2 to 3 min of run time. First thaoght air wisteling throught IAC motor but cleaned throutle plate and IAC No change. Chec...
1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7FL23X7M
hi all this one is being a headache towed in no start has no spark and no fuel truck is a realpiece if you crank engine you have no power to coil or injectors if you power asd relay with scan tool it gets power to coil and injecters work and give me fuel into ... Trouble codes: 35 (idle circuit)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Lighting VIN: 2B4GP4436W
Got a neat one here. Vehicle came in flashing all exterior lights and cycling dim/bright on the dash lights. The low beam and parking lamp relays are clicking, and by pulling them I can get it to stop flashing. Was probing one of the relay terminals and someth...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Suspension VIN: 3B7HC12Y1X
Vehicle came into shop initally for brake repair. Customer also stated that when hitting bumps would get violent vibration in steering. After completing brake repair took out for test drive and at about 55mph if hit a significant bump, steeering would vibrate ...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hello, I have this 1999 Dodge Dakota 2wd with a 3.9L auto. It came in with a rough idle complaint. I checked the tune-up and codes, p1391 camshaft sensor. After checking the voltage to and from the computer i replaced the sensor. I used a scan tool to set syn... Trouble codes: P1391
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L engine VIN: 2B4GP74L72
Hey guys, this is actually my brother's car and he has slight mechanical knowledge. His problem with this minivan is that its blowing blue smoke and using 2 qts of oil in 1000 miles. I personally have never seen guides or seals or even rings go bad on these ca...
1994 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Low on Power VIN: 4E3CF4YE1R
This Eagle came in with a bad oil leak from the timing cover on the front of the engine. We replaced the cracked cover (someone else had RTVed it, but it did not hold), and both timing belts (balance shaft and the main belt). Car ran fine for 50 miles or so, ...
1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTHF2611G
This is my sons truck. Clean 2 owner original 70K miles. I don't know alot about diesels. I used to do work on the old 5.7 gm's but its been along time ago. This truck has always ran great until all of a sudden. It now starts good, but runs almost too bad to d...
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP71F6H
Hello All you super tech's, Help me with this please! This one really hurts because for once this one is my own car, and it is stuck in my own driveway, Man this is embarrassing, but I dont have a lot of the test equipment here I need to. Spark is great with ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF26H7K
Hello group, This truck is starting to kick me in the butt. This truck was recently purchased by the customer knowing it had this problem. Previous owners had put a used engine in it. Supposivelly, this problem started after putting in the engine. There were ...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L Running systems VIN: LFARP11J5R
The car has no power and burns alot of fuel, Though there is no black smoke from the Exhaust. The back is also backing up on excelleration. I did a Computer Diagnostic test, and thus, alot of codes came up, too many codes to be quite honest. So, I check them a...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF25N9R
This truck runs very well 99% of the time . The problem only occurs after you have driven for 45 min to an hour.And then you must be pulling a load like doing 75mph into a headwind or going up a hill. Then as you apply more throttle,it does not buck or miss,bu...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L power windows VIN: 1FMCU24X7S
Ford techs, need some basic info here. I have this Explorer the has the 4wd lights flashing and at the same time the power windows in/op. Not all the time. Pulling the wiring diagrams, it appears that the accessory delay relay is common to both circuits. This ...
1995 Ford F-700 7.0L backfire VIN: 1FDNF70J0S
I have a older 1995 f-series 700, like the newer f-750's. It is a big pacific bell truck. the problem is it backfires thru exhaust on decel, very loud backfire like a gunshot. it has a 7.0l in it, ford i assume or catapillar. the exhaust smells like it is runn...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Steering wheel VIN: 1FMDU35PXT
(Thanks to all, that make this great tool operate.) I have a tough one here. While going srait down the road this explorer's steering will seem to stick in the center position. A simple lane change is hard to turn the wheel. The power steering will then kick i...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP4044T
Happy New Year. I have a general question that I thought one of you Ford guru's might know off the top of your head. My customer has 1996 Mustang with a blown 3.8. He has the opportunity to get a 3.8 out of a 2002 Mustang and my question is are they interhanga...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 30 amp fuse VIN: 1FTJW36F3V
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blue Oval: truck towed to me after dying on customer going down the road. I found a 30 amp maxi fuse blown (#22 in Engine Bay fuse center) Replaced and started vehicle, ran for about 10 minutes while I looked and wiggled. Then I shu...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
First post and have picked a dead horse to kick... cat code 0420 I know this is a common subject and before posting help request I researched archives to look for a related fix but was unsuccessful. I subed a good part for the post converter o2 sensor no chan... Trouble codes: P1120 (tp sensor out range low), P1125 (tps intermittant fail), P1000 (obd2 system check incomplete), P, 0420 (cat ineffeciency bank 1 pass side)
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP13PAX
I had a customer to come in and said his engine was not getting warm.We check thermostat and it was closed when we finely got the thing out.We replaced it with aftermarket thermostat and sent him on his way.4 days later he calls and said it was doing the same ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L injector oil press VIN: 1FTNX20F6X
hi powerstroke fans i need some help i like powerstrokes but this one fooled me. it starts hard when sets overnight. next morning it starts runs 5sec & dies than hard to resrart i put my mastertech on & check injector oil press. it has good oil press for 5sec ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246X
Sorry but boss not around. I m on his accountto get some help. But vehicle came in for check engine light. Pulled code and found code common code for this vehicle PO171. No visible leak in intake and exhaust during time of test. Baromenter checked ok at 150 hz... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FIRE14W0Y
This vehicle came back to us with a p0302 code. See previous repair history. We rechecked all the plugs and the boots (COP ignition system). The boots were cracked so we changed them, made no difference. We swapped coils and injectors around and still no diffe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53241
Hey all you Ford Techs: Got this thing in with the check engine lamp on. Gas gauge reading is real erratic. We dropped the tank and examined the Sending unit and wiring. Everything seems ok. When you look at the readings through the scanner we get correct rea... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Fault F086)
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRE11222
I inherited this problem when I came to work here. The van is cutting out only when cold for about five minutes until the vehicle warms up. The fuel pressure is good at all times and there is no MIL light on, no codes in the computer and seems to run good for ...
1995 Geo Tracker 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2CNBE1862S
Thanks to all who can help in advance. Vehicle can in for ASM Smog Check. Vehicle runs well, only failure is NOx at both 15mph and 25mph. Vehicle is running at operating temp.. Timing is at 3deg btdc. Checked EGR operation, manifold vacuum was 22hg at 3000rpm,...
2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Excessive lash in pinion VIN: 1GKEC13Z02
This is my personal vehicle.This problem started about 48k,and seems to be getting worse.Am I missing something.I did remove the diff cover,and didnt see anything abnormal.Your help is greatly appreciated.
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Oil Light VIN: 1HGCA5625K
I have a 89 Honda Accord. The oil pressure light comes on after 10-15 minutes of driving. I don't have an oil pressure gauge to check to see what the actual oil pressure is. I have changed the oil pressure sending unit, and the problem still exists.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB769XP
customer said she lost brakes, but we found that i think what happened was engine cut out and she lost power boost. when car was towed here it would run, but was only running on 3 cylinders. customer stated that she had been told by the shop back home that #1 ...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Air Bag VIN: 1HGCE6672T
The SRS light is on continually. Use alldata on line but Honda has suspended access to information so have no info at all. Read E-mail archives and seems to be a connector to get codes to flash at light. Any info would be apreciated. FAX number is [...]...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58W1X
Hello all This car came to us after going to another shop with a diagnosis of no compression. We first checked timing belt for proper timing and was right. When pulling out plugs they were dripping with raw fuel. We discovered the reason for no compression was... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no starter action VIN: 4S2CK58W5Y
Isuzu rodeo that appears to have major electrical problems. Towed in as a no start. Battery tests ok, replaced anyway. Turn key on to start and fuel pump relay buzzes, an evap solenoid cycles like crazy, several dash lights illuminate sporadically. When trying...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Transfer case VIN: 4S2DM58W92
This rodeo was brought in from are used car lot late in the day and I am not an Isuzu tech but offered to check it out. I cannot move the shifter for the High to 4 Low. There is 2 buttons on the shifter console for power mode and winter mode. I can select eith...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4R
Vehicle came in with a poor fuel economy problem. Customer has installed new cap, rotor and wires. Checked computer w/scan tool. Found code 51 system lean. o2 sensor reads between .14-.18. computer is running the fuel adaptaion at 30%. Injector pulse width run... Trouble codes: 51 (System lean)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Engine Management VIN: 1J4GZB8S4V
Morning all, This Jeep was towed into our shop with the engine firing up under cranking but stalling two to three seconds later. I noticed that the dash is not displaying any warning lights and the gauges aren't working either. I've checked the fuses and relay...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S3T
Hi guys, I have this jeep Cherokee towed in. check engine light is on code (P0121 TPS voltage does not agree with MAP). Customer said this morning the generator light was on, but when the car came in only MIL light was on. Load test alternator output 100 amps.... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS voltage does not agree with MAP)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L drl heater VIN: 1J4GZ78S3T
Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all. I have this Jeep that seems to have a short to power somewhere that powers up the Daytime running lights and heater after the key is turned off. Testing the wiring at the DRL module I found power at the yellow\dark gr...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
I have a Lincoln LS with a 3.9 V8 that continuously trips code P0305, Cyl #5 misfire. Never any other codes. This rough idle concern is evident only under 1200 rpms. I have replaced all the spark plugs with Autolite double plats, new spark plug boots from Ford... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire Cyl 5)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEB31EXS
Good afternoon Mercedes Benz techs. I have here an old overkilometered Benz which runs very rough and smokes when the engine is cold.It also has a hard time to accelerate.Once it has warmed up a little it runs good and strong. Fuel filter is new.there is no ch...
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X4P
the customer brought this car in with complaint of check engine light comes on and dies at stop lights. can keep it running if put it in neutral before coming to a stop. test drove this car and did not die for me but the check engine light came on. put the sca... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input), 214 (cid ckt fault)
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 4A3AK54FXE
thanks in advance for any help. i replaced the timing belt and balance shaft belt on this eclipse about 2 weeks ago. customer brought vehicle back complaining of seeing drops of oil on ground after job completed. after removing timing cover and running engine,...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs module VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
I have three codes, but there circuits check out fine. I am trying to clear them to see if they come back. Mitchell says I need to ground pin 4 on the Consult connector three times in one second intervals and the light will go off. The connector is not near th...

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L inst. panel VIN: JH4KA966XW
Thanks to all who responded to this post but only one got it right. Thanks Bernre [...]! The trouble was water in the fuse box. dried out box and all is fine. iATN scores another one!!! thanks Mickey
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6320R
as of yet we can not come with information needed to determine if the computer is bad. computer still will not turn on and off o2 heater relay. wires and relay are good. vehicle runs good if o2 sensors are at temp. Customer took vehicle in presant state. Thank... Trouble codes: 12 (oxygen sensor cyl 5-8), 13 (oxygen sensor cyl 1-4).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Accessories
1: turn on radio. 2: within 8 seconds, press and hold the 'M' button for 8 seconds. 3: scroll through the functions using the '+' and '-' or the '( )' keys until you find the function called GAL. This function adjust the speed dependant volume, 1 is low and 6 ...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WP11X2M
thanks for the replys . I did find 1 injector that was out of range , replaced it and still had a hard start problem ( but better then before) the customer elected to take the vehicle to another repair shop and I haven't heard anything back as to what was foun...
1994 Chevrolet Van G10 5.0L no overdrive after rebuild
Raplaced all 3 solonoids. shift and kickdown,test drove and it worked fine until i turned around to head back to shop,then same problem occurred.Customer needed van for work,so I told him to take it and drive it and hopefully it would continue as it did when I...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Evaporator VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
Thank you for the great responses! It made it a lot easier with the fender well removed (a relatively easy task). I don't understand why this is not in the G.M. factory manual. The rubber/plastic cover was destroyed during removal and the customer did not want...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13WXT
First, thanks to all 19 who replied. As I originally stated this vehicle belongs to one of the techs in the shop. Initially he scanned the truck and found no codes. Unfortunately I didn't post this info in the original post and update. Secondly he tested and c...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4V
Hope everyones Holidays were good.Thanks to all who responded to my aggravation.As the vehicle's engine was partially disassembled at the time of the request,we were unable to do the crankcase vacuum test.That,however, will be one for the test bank. It was dec... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T0X
Thanks to everyone who replied, this one was tougher than most. Eric [...] was right on target, it ended up being a crack in the plastic resonator air intake tube. It was cracked right along the seam where it was put together. I guess when truck running @ cru... Trouble codes: 0171 (System lean bank 1), 0174 (System lean bank 2).
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39R4Y
thank's for all of your replies. everything from cam timing,o2 sensors,ecm,fuel injection. this is a service van that is on the road constantly. i only have an hour or two at a time to diagnose the problem. the problem is so intermittent i have yet to find it.... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L crank no start VIN: 1G1NE52J21
As suspected the car never acted of again after that very cold morning. I went ahead and decided to replace the ignition switch. I think and hope I made the correct decision. I disassembled the switch and found the internal contacts to be black and burnt looki...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2C3HD56F3S
cam bolt on left head had loosened and the left bank cam was off timing causing the fuel and ignition problem
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on
thank you all for the lesson on this car the ambiant air sensor is in front of condenser body shp had left it out. ecm uses it for bat temp thanks again. Trouble codes: 1492 (battery temp volts high).
1987 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B6HB23T9H
Hello Group, Thanks for all the support on this one. Most everyone suggested that I replace the ignition module. After looking for a stand-alone 5-pin module as described by most of you, I could not find one. This is because the driver for the coil is in a s...
1996 Dodge B3500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 2B5WB35Z6T
Thomas and others said air was going in the fuel line.This was the problem! I had Misfire on #1 and #2 cylinders.The engine is tilted up in the front and the air will migrate to the highest injector.We did a volumn test early on and the test was fine.The filte... Trouble codes: P0301.
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start, idle surge VIN: 4E3CS44RXN
Hello, Thanks to all who replied. All of the replies indicated that these computers are prone to failure. The failure can be caused by a number of output devices, but the idle speed control motor is a common one. We ohm checked the idle speed control motor...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP53S8T
Thanks to all who replied. After we presented the customer with her options, start with the separator and hope it is not the engine, she decided to take the car to the dealer in hopes of a possible warranty. We have yet to hear back from her but if we do we wi...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L compresion VIN: 1FAFP10P1W
Thanks for all your help. Like I said before this post was done for another shop. I went down to this shop to look at this thing last night. And I would like to thank all of you but Frank hit right on the head. The mechanic DID NOT put this thing together righ...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Lock-up VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Thanks for the replies. I sent the torque conv. back to the original supplier. Once they cut it open,they discovered washer and clutch damage. They supplied me with a triple disc unit, and once installed, the thing did'nt miss a beat.I will always be installin...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Ride quality VIN: 2FTRX08L01
Unable to repair vehicle yet. Vibration getting worse. Vibration occurs at 41-43 mph under light throttle and again at 71-74 mph. Vibration also very pronounced during decel 43-41 mph. Most responces said to have rear driveshaft balance checked or to replace d...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L enguagement VIN: 2FTHLKVIN1
Ford Techs: Well, thanks once again for IATN! and thanks for Jim [...].you boys hit the nail on the head. Apparently there is a problem with these shift fork bushings. I'm wondering whether its lack of lubrication or maybe lousy mat...
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 4WS 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4144J
I want to thank everyone who responded. You all were a great help, and without your help I'd likely still be lost. First thing I checked was the wires at the thermostat. Found them to be badly corroded (20ish Ohms). Cleaned them up (.003 Ohms) and still no s...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ38L8K
At last post we had found the ECU failed for the injector driver. I tested each injector and found #1 tested at 1.9 Ohm resistance when all others were 11.6 to 11.9 Ohms. Also the corresponding coil tests read less than one volt and 5.6 volts respectively. I r...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
We pulled the front cover on the 99 Jeep and found the R/S timing chain loose, the upper chain guide was worn bad and the hydraulic chain tensioner was sticking. (vehicle looks like oil was never changed, was full of sludge) We are doing an engine flush to cle...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Extended Crank VIN: JM2UF3142N
Thanks to those who responded.Cleaned all grounds.Have not heard back from customer.Will keep everyone updated.
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L gy/y wiring VIN: 1MEPM6045L
Appoligize for the late response, the vehicle is fixed, everybody was right as usual, it was a lack of ground that was giving me the problem, the battery had been hooked up backwards and burnt out wiring, they had put new battery cables in, but there was no gr...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 4A3AK54F2S
Hello and thank you all for responding. I had 7 replies. I forgot to mention I can't get this bushing from my sources [carquest,orielly,autozone and bumper to bumper. Most replies said to either buy complete spindle new or used. Will do so in the future. Thank...
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED26Y8X
I want to thank the three replys that took the time to give me the good input on this problem. The cust. said it was time to let the car go and was going to trade it in on another newer machine thanks for your time and this is not a very good fix but its the o... Trouble codes: P0325, P0110.
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L gearbox VIN: 1G3WS52K1W
after all the adjustments,and all the hours I replaced the power steering pump assembly.problem solved.Thank you all for the help
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, High cold idle VIN: 1G2WP52K6V
Hello all, thanks for the help. Sorry it took me so long to close. I ended up focusing on the PCV and the TPS and found that the lower o-ring on the pcv was missing and the TPS wouldn't zero (%). Installed new OE PCV kit and TPS. Drove the car home and release...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L internal leak VIN: 1G2HX52KXV
Got 2 replies for trans cooler, 2 for upper intake and lower intake gasket, and 2 for a oil distributor manifold. Replaced radiator, all 4 coolant hoses, t-stat and gasket, flushed cooling system 3 more times (6 times total) to remove as much oil as I could. G...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BG6853V
Well thanks for all the replys even though the customer feels that it is somthing that we did. We were able to get some further information thanks to my wife and found that the vehicle at its last service at a (subaru dealer) has tech notes indicating that the...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JS3TD62V5Y
well guys cust finally fell off their wallet and let me do job thanks to jay,mark,gordon,dave and rod all i needed was if the pan needed to come off and they let me know it is wrong info in alldata as for leonard,john and richard i had already looked in alldta...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE09B7R
Customer did not return for further diagnostic so I am closing this at this time. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 14 (Ignition signal circut), 21 (Main oxygen sensor signal), 24 (Intake air temperature circut), 22 (Engine coolant temperature circut), 52 (Knock sensor circut signal).
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
Well, I finally got this thing figured out. It turned out to be the PCM. I got a cheapy from the bone yard and she started right up. I did check for the MIL coming on during the bulb check, but forgot to mention that in the update. I did a pin out and found th...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L heater VIN: JDDR32T4Y0
Thanks for the replies, the fix was all in the bleeding procedure, we had to raise the fill bottle above the radiator, we let it sit over night and re-filled it then ran the engine at 3000rpm's for a few minutes and it started working great, all together it to...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
OK, OK Robert. You made a believer out of me. I had my helpers push the VW back into the garage in the freezing rain, amid a lot of grumbling. When I went to RECHECK the #32 fuse it was MISSING from the fuse block. I plugged in a new one, and of course it fire... Trouble codes: 1237 (Cyl 1 fuel injector open circuit), 1238 (Cyl 2 fuel injector open circuit), 1239 (Cyl 3 fuel injector open circuit), 1240 (Cyl 4 fuel injector open circuit).
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5541T
Thanks to all who replied.I can see that we in the industry,including myself, need more info and knowledge in the area of EVAP.We had checked the gas cap in the begining.We smoke tested the system again and found a hole in EVAP line by charcoal canister.Repair... Trouble codes: 611 (Large evap leak intermitant), P0455.
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