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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L shifting VIN: WAUKE5444L
good evening: this car has been comming to my shop since new. it is on its 3 owner, and now has a auto trans problem. it seems to be in a gear when in park, and will not back up when the car is cold, also it seems to be in two gears sometimes,and will be in a...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WAUGB28D5X
This vehicle was driven for a year without an oil change. It came in three qts low on oil with the rear timing chain rattling. Filled with oil and it still rattled. I tore the engine down replaced chain tensioner, blew shop air to clear the oil galleys. And re...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B2Y
Hi Guys, I hope someone can help with this one! As previously stated we replaced the instrument cluster & sucessfully went through adaptation for the odometer & navigation systems. We also replaced the throttle housing for a recurring fault code p1171 for the... Trouble codes: P1690, P1676
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L heater VIN: WBAGJ6328S
I am posting this for a local used car lot we do a lot of repairs for and have not looked at this car. They are just wondering if anyone has run into a common failure on this car. It blows good heat from passenger side but none on drivers side. It has dual cli...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L ignition VIN: 1G6CD5337L
hello this 90 caddy that cranks when it wants to ,but dont always want to.when it first came in i went in the column to check wires for security to see if they were scuffed and they were one was i replaced the cyl.and key cranked fine af...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L tire wear VIN: 1G6DM57754
are these cars prone to wearing outer edges of the front tires at such low milage? toe was out of spec alittle bit.
1969 Chevrolet stingray 350CID heater core VIN: 194679S114
Hello all, I have this 69 vett. that needs a heater core and my repair dvds only go back to 1983. if any one has removel info on cd or dvd to e-mail me It will be most appreciated. Thanks to all.
1992 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GAG639K2N
This van is a puzzle, we have no data at MT2500 scanner. We can check each sensor with the vantage and find all readings ok with the exception of a flat line at the O2. It runs rough and when you accelerate it has a valve ping like it's out of timing. We tried...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.4L Unknown
Problem: After it rains, water collects under the driver side floor mat.The center of the water seeems to be in the middle of the floor pan, and some wetness is located to the left side of the brake pedal adjacent to the Emergency Brake Foot pedal. When the ca...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC34FOS
This truckhas a knocking noise at all times. It is a deep low noise, like lower end. truck runs good, no smoke noise is loudest at decel. I can crack injector lines, but can't make noise stop. the noise started after the engine lost a head gasket, hydro-locked...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Security Ignition System
My Fellow Techs, I need help with a personal project of mine. I'm working on a 1970 chev. pickup. I installed the engine from a 95 camaro and I also installed the ECM. I'm having a no start problem. The camaro had the ignition with the security chip on the key...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on
Vehicle will not start. No spark. Not sure if related to DTC P1345. Looking for a magic fix from you GM guys out there. Are these trucks bad for coil or ignition modules??? Trouble codes: P1345 (CKP/CMP correlation)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 2-3 shift solenoid VIN: 1GNCS13W2X
This vehicle will act as though it has dropped into neutral if you let off the throttle slightly during hard acceleration. It does this repeatably. It has come to us from a reputable tranny shop who believes the problem to be electrical. They have already repl...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCDM19W4X
Fellow Techs, need a hand with this. Gas gauge intermittently messes up. When it does, it goes round and round just like a second hand on a clock would, only about 3 to 4 times the speed of a second hand. The normal range of this gauge is from empty, about 10:...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Unknown VIN: 1CGEK14V7Y
Hi fellow techs, This problem is a little hard to describe but here goes. After coming to a complete stop, when you let off the brake and hit the gas you get a slight jerk that almost feels like the driveshaft spline is moving in and out or the axle is wound u...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Lower Ball Joint VIN: 1GNDS13SO2
I have a noise in this vehicle. I think the lower ball joint is knocking, it has more slack than I like. The ball joint looks a little different. The manual says I need to kind of form the new joint after it is installed. There is a thin tin cover on the upper...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDS13S53
Sure could use little help on this one...motor runs great until a/c is turned on...then it surges very erratically and sometimes dies. no dtc's in ecm. noted what appears to be no vacuum at fuel pressure regulator. customer will drop it off in the morning and ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GBJK39183
This Truck Came in thi morning it will not run faster than 40MPH.It has A list of DTCS All witch seam to be communication problems. I have Checked All Fuses.I dont know where to go next.After reading alldata the system seams to do a test to these controlers an... Trouble codes: U1024 (u1041-), U1041 (u1800-), U1800 (u0089-), U0089 (u0087-), U0087 (Po700-), P0700
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Guages VIN: 1GBJC34123
We have these two identical fleet trucks with the same problem. First of all this one truck came in with a speedo needle buried all the way over past 120 MPH. We reset by hand and it went right back over. I sent the cluster to the dealer to be rebuilt. That to...
1998 Daewoo Nubira 2.0L Air cond compressor VIN: KLAJF35ZEX
Compressor turns by hand without any resistance It has been suggested to us by our compressor rebuilder that this is likely to be caused by a defective pressure valve located low on the rear end plate. The only valve we can find appears to be a simple high pre...
1990 Dodge D150 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B7GE1329L
Hi Guys, this ones got me loosing hair. It came to me six months ago for poor fuel ecomomy and black smoke at idle. Testing found 21psi fuel pressure (spec=14.5) and it was determined that the fuel pressure regulator was at fault. We installed a new OEM fuel p...
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C6S
replaced timing belt and water pump after warm up in shop ck engine light on code 11 cleared code and adaptive memery run for 5 minuts in shop code comes back. replaced cam and crank sensors still get same code back Trouble codes: 11 (timing belt skiped 1 tooth)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Light VIN: 3B7HF13Z6V
This truck comes to me by way of another shop. Both the ABS and Brake light are on. Alldata says you have to have a Chry scanner to get any codes from this one. Is this true or is there a procedure I don't know about? Kelsey Hayes RWAL system.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3B7HF13Y1W
Vehicle exhibits intermittent SES lamp on particularly when driven on moderate to long trip. After vehicle is powerd down and parked for a while SES lamp will not be illuminated. Code is PO107 Map sensor low imput. When scanner is connected to vehic... Trouble codes: P00, 107 (Manifold absolute pressure circuit lowimput)
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G2X
this van came in 3 weeks ago with a skip at crusing speed level road no load mil on checked for codes with modis and had {fd undocumented code} at codes & data & sec indicators so switched to generic side showed code p1391 cmp or ckp sensor intermittent signal... Trouble codes: FD, FD, 1391 (generic sidecmp or ckp sensor signal intermittent)
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
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Cylinder head VIN: 1PES46C1YD
Hello folks this one is eating one of our techs lunch, replaced head gasket with updated one from chrysler, Came back 3mo later with oil leak again from head gasket, not cam sensor, removed head had .003" removed to straighten head, reinstalled with new gasket...
1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y1M
Hey Ford techs. Just a quick question on this van. There is no check engine light because it does'nt work. Its a unit with light in a little box that needs to be replaced. We removed it and tested it with direct power will not light. My question is will this l...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Hello fellow techs. We have a 94 Explorer that the customer states will cut out/stall very intermittantly. We have not been able to duplicate the issue while the vehicle is here in our shop. The customer states the vehicle will die and not restart until it has...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
Oil overfull, coolant in oil, changed oil & filter, now awaiting repair. No oil in radiator. Doesn't build pressure in radiator or blow bubbles. If the oil cooler were bad there should be oil in the radiator.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Front Axle Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
Hey Guys, Got this Explorer in customer complained that he believe that the four wheel drive was not working in either 4 low or 4 auto. Tested the four wheel drive out on our back stone parking lot and it indeed was not spining the front wheels. But did feel ...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDFY1SLB
Customer complaint: Vehicle stalls when accelerating from a stop Sometimes at highway speeds the speedometer jumps and the truck jerks at the same time. While checking the truck we determined that it would stall when it was moved even in neutral. The problem ...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil supply to injectors VIN: 1FDLF47F1T
On start the truck has to spin about 15 sec. to get a start. On scanner it takes that long for it to show pressure at ICP switch. When about 300 psi is reached truck will start. If you plug off oil supply to right side head truck will start on left bank almost...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cly VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
no clutch
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery draw VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with a water leak,dead battery and a srs light on. the water leak was the door molding strip .Charged battery and test charging system and battery, ok. tested for draw and there is a 600ma draw. removed fuses and and when ...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Bank 2 Lean VIN: 1FAFP4045W
Sure could use some input on this one. Motor runs well. PCM is setting B2 lean(P0174). The only problem I can see is at idle the LTFT Bank 2 is at 3-4% and Bank 1 is around 0% I wouldnt think a 3% difference would flag a problem. Above idle, they even out at a... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134X
car towed in jumped time one timing belt pully broken replaced timing belt and pullys ran fine for 1 hour dies out po340 no cam signal checked tsbs did updated timing belt procedure now car will not start has 125 lbs compression spark pulse and fuel i think it...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L front end VIN: 1FTPF27L9X
hello my fellow techs, have a problem here with this truck wicth i believe to be a problem with alot of these new trucks. i think i have seen it before but it was on a 97 f150 but it had alot of miles on it. anyway this truck makes a bad nosie when your turnin...
1991 GMC S15 Jimmy 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKCS18Z6M
The truck came in with stalling/idling problems. Scanned system, no codes found. Check fuel pressure, and found it at 12PSI (normal range). At the same time, found fuel pressure was bleeding off within seconds. Determined fuel was bleeding off into TBI, hence ...
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Fuel gauge VIN: 1GTGK23R3Y
Hi all. I have this GMC here, and the fuel gauge reads the correct amount of fuel, but the needle vibrates back and forth very quickly, you almost get dizzy staring at it. I have changed out the fuel pump module, but to no avail. Just wondering as to waht my n...
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCA5484H
Besides the related repairs history I checked timing marks n' compression and I swaped all the electrical comoponents, after I ran out of ideas and info from Alldata and Mitchell manual. This vehicle runs cold , once @ normal tempetature if you shut the engin...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHVD14N5T
96 Accent with an intermittent dying problem. Happens after engine warmed up, and will almost always restart for us immediately. Customer has had it stay dead for some time but we havenít. We found we were losing spark, monitored cam and crank sensors when it ...
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11ATY
Hi every one thanks for your help Check eng lamp is very intermitant I will check system find nothing and 2 weeks later it will return with code 505 I have cheched vacume leaks found none checked the power steering valve it opens and alows vacume to folw under... Trouble codes: P0505
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D9X
Hi fellow techs, thanks in advance for your time. The P0342 dtc set at 2126 rpm / 17.6% load / 165 deg F / closed loop. Tested the frequency of cam sensor (6.5 hz- in spec) and waveform while cranking and running...good square pattern. The cam sensor is fairly... Trouble codes: P0342 (Cam sensor out of sync with 52x reference)
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7S
happy new year and thanks in advance. this jeep wont start after a hot soak. when it cools it starts. usually with a high idle. when this happens the tps reads .66 but the percentage is 17%. if i clear adaptive memory the percent goes to zero and the idle is p...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT4854Y
i could really use your help .the tps is reading about a half a volt at idle and gradually climes to about 5 volts with a meter. the computer is reading 5 volts all the time in the engine section of the scan tool.but if you go to the trans section in the scan ... Trouble codes: 123 (high tps voltage)
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1LNLM81W2R
fuse 17 blows until the remote keyless entry module is unplugged. customer wants a used module. question: does a new module have to be programmed, and, can a used module from another car be reprogrammed to another car with different remotes? thanks, mark
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Solenoid B VIN: JM1NA3535V
Please help. Car came in with hold light flashing and erratic shifting. Code P0755, Shift solenoid B Malfunction. Took to our tranny guy and he says transmission internal is fine, that it is an electrical problem. Replace shift solenoid B and transmission cont...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
we tuned the car up with spark plugs, distributor cap & rotor, changed the timing belt. afterwards, we had very poor idle control, vehicle will surge up & down, when setting at a stoplight. the vehicle was then checked for the idle air valve, resistance is sup... Trouble codes: P1504 (iac circuit malfunction), P1506 (iac overspeed)
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1410W
need some help.. i have this 98 protege with check engine light keeps coming on., P0170 fuel trim malfunction, after each reset, it takes about 1 week to 3 months then the same code appear again. i have replaced mass air flow sensor and installed an air vent k... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction)
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Hesitation
hi there ths one is really keep me crazy , first it came in with eng misfiire bad at idle , test wuth smoke pump found egr valve leaking replace new valve and gasket , customer was happy for 1 month then come back with complain that car hesitate on heavy accel...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L LF Power Window VIN: 1MEFM59S7Y
I have this Sable that intermittently the left front power window will not go up or down. I got the vehicle while it wasn't working and I have power and ground at the switch. I checked to make sure the power and ground was switching with the switch and it was....
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y9J
This is being posted for Mike one of my technicians, he is an A8 and L1 cert. He has performed many tests. Ignition is good at all times. fuel pressure remains steady car idles normally. when engine is warmed up any tip in of throttle will cause violent surge....
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y8V
i have a pathfinder thats giving me a headache. it has a po300b with a flashing mil light(severe missfire) it runs great. it does have a very little rough idle, but not enough to cause the mil to flash in my opinion. i have run multitudes of test, for example;... Trouble codes: P300
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Fuel fill VIN: 11N4AB41DX
Hello Nisaan Techs ... Please help ..the customer complaint is that it takes forever to put fuel in the tank.. we saw numerous posts with a vent control solenoid and sure enough it was stuck closed.. we also replaced the fill tube assembly but the problem pers...
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L rear brake pressure VIN: 1G3WT34X4P
Although our customer has agreed to the process of elimination, this is out of hand. We have called oldsmobile, chevy, etc. for help, they seem unhelpful. Intake manifold gasket has been replaced at oldsmobile 1-3 yrs. ago, problem was present before & after t...
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L info. center VIN: 1G3CW52L1R
hello everyone. i have a 1994 olds 98,after starting vehicle the information center flashes,oil level system problem,then cooling level system problem. we ck'ed computer system,oil psi. is good,and no oil light,oil level is full.cooling system temp. is good,g...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G2WP52K01
This car seems to have a vibration in the engine between 1,100 and 1,300 rpm's in neutral or drive. It feels like a misfire however it sets no codes. All the scan data looks good except the long term fuel trim is minus 19 short term bounces up and down a littl...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DDS8N01
Here is a stumper. I have a very clean and nice 1999 Saab 9-3 sedan that just does not want to start when the outside temp gets down in the teens. Will start and run fine at 30 F and above, but on a cold day like today 18 F, the car just cranks. We were able ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Vibration VIN: 4S3BG6854X
Engine runs good, temperatures is normal. Engine vibrates slightly above normal especially when stop in drive. Idle speed at 600. Unable to adjust idle. With idle speed higher, the vibration dimisihed. Is ther anyway to raise the idle in this engine. Computer ...

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1986 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHD0443G
THANKS, FRIENDS!! Unfortunately, I havent had time to look further at this problem. This is a secondary car for my customer, so I was able to use this car as 'filler' work and will get back on it when we slow down. All responses were sensible. My thinking is t...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Battery VIN: 1G4CW52L7R
It turned out to be the radio and the customer's son is going to bring me a new radio for the car. Thanks for all the help. I thought the clock staying on was funny but normally nothing can be that simple.
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L service engine soon lamp
fix-send i/p cluster to gm and for a mere 350.00 my cost i got a new one-all for a burned out 5 cent bulb.
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L poor idle VIN: 1G1FOP218O
Well Thanks to all who wrote to reply.Turns out most everybody was on the money.There was a restiction in the return line.We disconnected the return line and forced air threw it took awhile to get back to the tank but it finally did and the pressure dropped li...
1992 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 7.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBKP37N3N
The ecm was not increasing the pulse width enough. We replace the ecm, witch took care of most of the problem. We also found a over senstive knock sensor.
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L amp light on VIN: 3G1JC1243T
Thanks to every who helped. Jim was right on. I did some testing and found a broken wire at the field terminal.
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L poor idle VIN: 1G1JF52T2T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The fix ended up being a slightly leaking fuel pressure regulator. We took some advice to use a vacuum pump and pump the diaphragm up for a couple minutes and then check for fuel in the line. We had some od...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L no acel VIN: 1G1YY22G2V
thanks! IATN TECHNICIANS we replaced the throttle sensor now la corvette runs as good as new. Trouble codes: P1221 (tp sensor 1 and 2 performance), P1515 (command vs actual tp performance pcm), P1516 (command vs actual tp performance tac).
1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L warning lights VIN: 1GCCS14X4W
Thanks for the 3 replies. I went under the dash and wiggled and moved all the wiring harnesses around. The more I wiggled the more lights went out. In the end they all went out. This is not a great fix but it worked. Maybe the truck had been in water and the c...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WF52E71
Not actually a fix but a summary of 'no sound'. Thanks to David [...] for taking the time to explain how these radios work. Took everyones suggestions, to disconnet battery cables and cross for 15 to 20 seconds to testing the powers and grounds again. Ohmed th...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L3T
Thanks for all the replies. The customer finally dropped the van off with me for a few days. I drove around with a lab scope hooked up to the #1 injector. After a couple of days of driving I found the injector driver dropping out. I replaced the computer and a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Speedo, tach, temp VIN: 2B3HD56J7W
Many thanks to Gilbert [...] who got me to understand the PCI bus better and gave me specific specs for checking the resistance on the PCI bus pin 59 and the PCM (1000 ohms checked with the loom disconnected at the BCM, check to ground). The fix was a replacem...
1985 Ford F-150 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX154FK
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We installed a low pressure pump in the forward tank. After that, we still had issues with it stalling and losing fuel pressure. The customer never used the other tank, so we installed a new standard relay ...
1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30L5H
Wiring near fuel pump relay and battery was shorting out on rusty battery tray. Battery had no hold down and slid around when comming off freeway exits.goes to show that waht may seem to be a 'time' problem may be other causes. Many techs had a good idea to is...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X1T
After reading the eleven replies to our post, and sharing with the customer, she decided to let the Ford dealer have a stab at it. We agreed with one reply which said to stop on this 179K-mile engine; however, she was 'buried' in payments and had to keep. I of... Trouble codes: P0302, P0401.
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP4044T
Thanks to Ricardo from TX, Derrick from CA, Frank from IL, Rick from CA and Bill from VA. All had the same input, that the block and crank are the same. Upper Intake is different but will be of no concern. Same with the flywheel. Frank cautioned me to make sur...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41X6V
Thanks everyone for your help. Some of you recommented a compression test. Great advice! Number three and five cylinder tested at 40 p.s.i. Customer traded van in. Al Trouble codes: P0305, P0303.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW32FOX
thanks to the ten who replied. scan for codes was the top choice with 5. i had determined it was an injector problem, but i do not have ford scanning capability. oil change / oil level was next with 4. it is to the mark with rotella t 15w40. naxt was a combina...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMZU63E4Y
Thanks to the three responses that I received. I posted this problem because the abs module that we suspected to be the problem was over $500.00 and the vehicle is high mileage, so we bought a used module from a wrecking yard for$110.00 and that fixed the prob...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2- 3 accumulator VIN: IFTRXO7W7Y
Iwas informed that there is an updated piston and spring for this transmission from Ford. Installed same and sent it down the road. Shifts were nice and crisp. Sorry if I offended some die hard Ford fans.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17W4Y
Got vehicle back in. Hooked up fuel pressure and scanner and test drove. Vehicle didn't act up for me. Fuel pressure ok. I proceeded to think that the customers drives fairly aggressively and perhaps the wire harness is the culprit. Grapped the harness at back...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FDAW56F5Y
Well this truck had three different problems contributing to the vibration. This is a company truck that gets driven hard and put away wet! This means if will get to a destination don't send it in for any developing problems! The three injectors fixed the misf...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L transmission VIN: 1FTRX17233
Thanks to all who replied. We removed the pan & inspected for any debris,the inside of trans was very clean with very little debris. The filter was also clean. We replaced the filter anyway and flushed the trans,after that the noise is still present. Customer ...
1992 GMC G3500 Rally 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GTGG35K1N
ignition module and pick up fixed not shure but believe cranking signal to low from pick up
2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Excessive lash in pinion VIN: 1GKEC13Z02
Thanks for everyone who replied!..I havent had the chance to perform any of the sevices recommended to me yet,but I am confident that my problem will be solved.The majority of replies appear to cover 2 areas.1 is removing drive shaft,and applying a special gre...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Air Bag VIN: 1HGCE6672T
I received 4 help messages to this post. Thanks go to Wayne from Florida,Tom from Illinois, Chuck from Tennessee and John from New Jersey.Wayne took the time to e-mail me much needed diag. info, Thanks Wayne, John faxed me wiring schematics, Thanks John, Tom e...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6572W
Well it been two weeks and no further mil or codes with all monitors run. Installed an new O.E. catalytic converter. Also installed a new O.E. upstream oxygen sensor to protect the new cat even though switch rate tested good. A majority of the replies I receiv... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency insufficient bank1).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L emission failure VIN: 1HGCG2258Y
replaced ecm,went through drive cycles in a couple of days of driving,passed test thanks to all that replied,,,trans problem still there customer taking to dealer for possible warrante
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6556Y
Got a couple of respones and thank you to those who replied. There is a TSB on this car for the hos2 sensor. computer sets a false code and the ecm needs to be recaliberated or replaced according to tsb. I did learn this 02 sensor reads differently than the on... Trouble codes: P1149.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JFF48591L
Thank you to all that replied, vehicl is fixed and runs great according to customer. The repair was pretty basic, we replaced the fuel pump!!. We were a little hesistant to replace as pressure and volume was within spec when initially tested and pressure did n... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72391
Sorry for the wait cust has not returned with the car at this time i hope to see it back again soon and will post an update when it dose thank you all for your help Trouble codes: P0134 (No activity detected in front O2), P0135 (Front O2 Heater Circuit Malf), P0136 (Rear O2 curcuit malf), P0141 (Rear O2 heater circuit malf).
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: SALPM164X1
Hello! Most of the suggestions was to replace air pump, air bellows and even valve block. It was difficult for me to sell $3,000 work. Owner could not believe, that after 37,000 miles and three years the car would need such work. Still, I did find out, that th...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
well, as most of you already knew... the pcv hose elbow at the back of the intake was rotted and developed a hole. i guess what messed me up is that the 2 new o2 sensors started switching like a champ at first. the other thing was that the idle was just about ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNHM82W0Y
Thank you to all who responded to this request with many ideas and suggestions . The customer left with the vehicle and was going to come back for coil replacement until this morning . He called and said he had an exhaust leak and wanted to bring the car by . ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D6G
hello all.sorry for the wait. the fix for this vehicle was a new cis-e control module. i found a used one. installed it & adjusted co% and car runs great. mb wanted $2500.00 list for that little box. i also could have gotten the customers rebuilt, but opted fo...
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X4P
Thanks to everyone that helped with this problem. Sorry took so long for the reply for I had posted it in the wrong place. I started with the ignition module for it had a gray one on it. I replaced it with a black one. that took care of the code 212 but tha co... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input), 214 (cid ckt fault).
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hydraulic VIN: JN1CA3102Y
tons of responses. most fluid related. 1 post indicated heating the line a bit and bleeding it that way. What we ended up doing was bypassing the 'dampner' part of the system, and boom, no more problems. I suspect there was air in the line that we couldn't rem...
1997 Peugeot 406 2.0L Starting VIN: VF38BRFVE8
The delay on this post is because sometimes the fault did not show for quite a while and I didn't want to jump the gun. The car ended up in yet another main dealer who said that he had experienced this fault before and replaced the pickup antenna for the remot...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZH127XX
Well fellow techs, I did not fix this vehicle. I did follow through with the tsb on this , but did not find any problem. I put it all back together and the vehecle started! It has been gone now for 2 weeks and not been back. I feel that this vehicle had a bad ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6854W
we test drove 4 other outbacks and all of them had the same vibration, it seems that the dual overhead models have a balance problem . customer was happy with the results.
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