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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Maintenance Required Light VIN: JH4KA9644W
Hi gang--We have been a domestic shop for twenty five years and last year we started taking on foreign cars. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I can not get the "Maint.Req." light to reset on this Acura. I tried the owners manual procedure and the procedure ...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF4322S
car came in with a rough running ,stalling,backfiring problem,we checked for codes,found maf sensor code,replaced it to no avail. put old one back in ,after a little time car started running ok.customer picked up car,came back 2 months later with same problem.... Trouble codes: 1215 (mass air sensor)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Wipers VIN: WBAFB33541
Hi, I have an x5 with the windshield wpiers stuck about 6 inches up the windshield. The fuse is good, 30 amps location 40. I have no key on power going to the wiper motor. Two of the large wires have 6.5v or 10.5v. with the key on. A couple times the wipers di...
2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03421
Need help on this one, I am using a Snap On Scanner with BMW software to scan this car. I will get a undocumented code 42 & 46 open power circuit on heated cats. I checked all the connections and I have power going to the cats, cleaned the grounds and I still ... Trouble codes: 42 (Bank 1 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit), 46 (Bank 2 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit)
1995 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1G4NV55DXS
I never work on these so maybe you can help with what seems really weird. Engine runs on what seems to be two cylinders. Removed the coil pack and ran four plug wires from the coils to the plugs (also a ground wire from the cover to ground) to see if I could ...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L head gasket VIN: 1G6EL12Y2V
threads are pulled in cylinder block,tried heli coil.Heli coil did not work.
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y2Y
This car came in with no speedometer.Replaced computer and repaired wiring.Now S.E.S. light is on because crankshaft position not learned.It will not learn with either computer and on Data PID it shows 12 volt fault// 5 volt ref. A fault// 5 volt ref. B fault.... Trouble codes: P1369 (crankshaft variation not learned)
1972 Chevrolet corvette 5.7L wiper system
looking for a wiring diagram for this veichle for the wiper system wiring has been cut wipers will work as long as u have the wiper washer button pushed in and you can control the speed of the wiper motor as long as you keep the washer button pushed in we are ...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L clutch pedal VIN: 1GTDC14Z1K
Due to all of the posts that were in the iatn archives for this particular problem, we went ahead and shotgunned this one with all new gm parts and are still having the same problem. You can drive this truck and as long as you pump the clutch pedal, the pedal ...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNCU06D3M
during test drive it was also found that on hard acceleration that engine would hold back until throttle was let up on then engine would start running good again. we could duplicate problem in shop and ignition timing would retard to appoximately 60 deg below ...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L electronic shift solenoids VIN: 1GCGK29F4R
Hello fellow techs. I have a 94 k2500 6.5 dieselwith the 4l80e trans . the 6.5 engine is blown up and we are putting in a carberated 454 gas engine does any know if there is a kit to use the transmission ( 4l80e) with this engine or do we need to replace trans...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L engine VIN: 1GNEK13R4X
Hello techs, This is my brother-in-laws Tahoe. Had a no start two months ago with security light on and P1626 stored. Diagnosed and replaced bad ignition switch. Last month, he said no start and security light on again. Walked him through the relearn procedur...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L power lock.& mirrors VIN: 1G1ND52J0Y
Iam trying to find the decklid relay on this car the problem is that I do not have the wiring diagram for this model and I am unnable to find it. retieves codes from the body control module and have B3267 decklid relay short to ground Does any body Knows where...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEK19T91
This engine has a sort of backwards oil pressure problem. When it is cold, it has no oil pressure at idle. If it is revved up a little the pressure comes up ok. After the oil is well warmed up, it is able to maintain pressure, even at idle. The customer tried ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2C3HE66G9X
Every three weeks this vehicle will die out. It will not restart. It comes back to me on a tow truck and then starts right up. When it dies it sets po320 and 1391. everything checks out ok. Just for the heck of it I put a new crank sensor in, an that did not t... Trouble codes: 320 (no crank reference at pcm), 1391 (intermitint loss of cmp pr ckp)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L front drive train VIN: IB7KF23W7I
The main complaint on this truck is that when in 4-high or 4-low and decelerating a noise can be heard coming from front drive train. A problem with transfer chain slop seemed likely ,but a visual inspection with rear chain cover removed shows no apparent wear...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMDU34X6N
Im working on a 1992 ford explorer 4.0l.Customer compaint was that the temp gauge would almost go to hot then would go back down to normal continuosly.Replaced thermostat first,still not fixed.Lower rad. hose would stay cooler than the upper hose(upper 179 deg...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP62W6S
when shifting from first to second it shifts hard. also has a whienning noise, in the transmission, in park and nuetral.
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT22B3S
This car came in jumping out of 5th got 5th reverse syncro from Ford. Replaced 5th reverse syncro and fork from Ford Still jumps out of 5th. Shafts tight no end play. It seems to me that is not going all the way into 5th but there are no adjustments. Has anyon...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Engine had slight rattling and then suddenly the "oil" light came on.Tested and found low oil pressure.Oil pick-up was partially blocked.With this mileage i'll do an engine swap. I wanted to know what is the last year engine(newest) used i can drop in here? Th...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Master cylinder? VIN: 1FDEE14L7V
Hello everyone, I have this van that the customer states intermittantly when he applies the brakes, the pedal feels solid. If he lets up off the pedal and then reapply the brakes, the pedal goes to the floor without stopping the van?? It acts like a fluid volu...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 dash lights
This one just came back from the trans shop with a fresh overhaul. Trans shifts fine but now the "4x4, 4x4low" lights on the dash blink at times while driving or sitting, KOER or KOEO I don't have the NGS scan tester that the Mitchell manual refers to. The 4wd...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51LMW
windstar 98 3.0 overdrive light flashes then ABS light on followed by downshift we cant dupicate this condition after several long drives, we have some codes one abs code for missing left front tone signal tone wheel looks ok not loose resistance and wave form...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L high beam ind VIN: 1FTYR10CXW
the vehicle originally came in with complaint of headlights remain on, we determined the daytime running light module (dtrl) was faulty and replaced it; subsequent to this repair, the high beam indicator lamp will not light, alldata test procedures lead us to ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
Car only sets misfire code at idle,790-890rpms. slight accel. causes misfire to quit loaded or not, only misfires on #1 mapped inj. pattern on scope had intermit. gliches replaced inj. now scopes fine still picks up intermitant misfire, verified computer power... Trouble codes: P0301, P1000 (OBD system checks incomplete)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Speedometer and odometer do not work. Hook up Modis and scan data shows VSS working and showing MPH. This vehicle is taxi cab and the meter does not work either. They have tapped into the green and white wire at the cruise module for the meter input. I can com...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
I got this exploder in shop with complaint of engine noise and oil pressure gauge flucuates, I confirmed after about two minutes of running engine at about 3000 rpm, the oil gauge starts bouncing and noise coincides with the lack of pressure , I shut down and ...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF18W0Y
Vehicle came in with a check engine light on with a temperature code. Replace the thermostat, cleared codes, ok. After thermostat replacement the vehicle ran fine until we had the engine washed off to clean the coolant off. Now the vehicle has a missfire with ... Trouble codes: P0356 (secondary ignition)
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCB7567M
surge at times cold and hot .when i start it up and move and stop it surges ,when im stopping after driving a little bit it surges .changed parts with aftermarket ones and tps and idle fron honda no check engine light on dont have a 5 gas or a vacume gauge min...
1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L SRS Light VIN: JHMRA187XT
This one came to us on the hook with a blown engine so we had no test drive or previous condition information. After replacing the engine the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light at the dash is on. The customer says the light was on sometime ago but it's ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG6675W
This is very strange. As breifly as possible car came in as a no start. Seems like a fuel problem. The strange thing is after we dis-connected the fuel line to test pressure the car started and ran for a couple minutes. How is this possible with no pressure in...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1744T
Hi guys...We just got thru putting a used motor in this vehicle as the original had a knock in the lower end. Have serviced a ton of these and never had to change and engine but there is always a first. When vehicle came in the check engine light was on but we...
1991 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L rocker arms VIN: 2J4FY19P9M
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FX58S5T
stall out and start rigth up , i found it loose spark i test with the all data procedure for code p0351 and acording to test everything is ok. harness is ok coil test when hot is with in specs, i return vehicle to customer she drove for a week with no problem ... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary system)
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: KNAFB12111
vehicle comes in on hook. found #3 spark plug blown out of cylinder. end of plug melted-not just electrode but entire end of plug. ignition wires torn apart. coils appear to be ok.found b1 s2 o2 sensor unplugged-replugged. pulled head-had checked for cracks, f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0140, P0141
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L unknown VIN: JT6GF10USY
hELLO lEXUS TECHS--two questions: This vehicle seems to have mild overheating issues. We have tried on two occasions to duplicate the symptoms, with no success. Temp always is normal here. The symptoms started about a month after replacing the water pump, timi...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Battery Light on I.P. VIN: 1LNHM86S1Y
This car came in with code P1246,the battery light on but charging at13.7 volts.Scan data shows 13.7 volts. Battery sense shows 13.4.but when a jumper is run from the battery to the battery sense circuit to bring it up to 13.7 it makes no differance.I do norma...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L camshaft VIN: JM2UF3149N
hello there.this one might be an easy one,but when your alldata is down nothing is easy. anyway my question is when the timing is at tdc there is a mark on the camshaft gear,is the mark on the gear straight up and down or is it 90 degrees to the left.they pull...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L 4wd unit VIN: JM3LV5233P
Vehicle does not change into 4wd. Can activate relays by backprobing 12 volts to: blue wire on relay one, will switch t/case to 4wd, and blue/yellow on relay two will switch t/case out of 4wd. When manualy switched to 4wd with backprobing method, can push swit...
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1TA2227V
Hi all, This car is a tough one. Car came in with complaint of No Power when engine warm. Took car for a 15 minute test drive car runs good. Pulled car into shop and hooked up scanner had multiple codes in system. Cleared system & took car on a longer test dri... Trouble codes: P1526, P1540, P1628, P0161
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L no heat VIN: 1160331208
we are only getting warm air 70 degrees at dash vents,gets down to 58 while driving in chilli weather. heater worked great after we installed rebuilt servo under hood 2 days ago. now only luke warm air from all vents, vents do switch from dash, aux water pump ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L reverse gear VIN: WDBED90E8M
we are looking for band adjustment location info for this model, or any common faults. reverse slips badly, all other gears fine.fax # [...]
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L starter VIN: WDBDA28D3P
If car is in car garage is will turn over and start fine, but if parked outside (anywhere there is humidity, or rain, water, ect) will turn but not start. Any suggestions will be truley appreciated. Thanks, for everything.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L key VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Howdy! This car came in on the hook. The customer says that his battery went bad and he had another installed. The key won't turn in the lock. When you put it in it will not click to release the lock. Do any of you folks know what I am looking at? EIS? Bad key...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A170cdi 1700CC No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDB1680061
hello everyone, I have this A class 1700cc CDi mercedes wich cuts out as soon you try to rev the engine up and does not restart in the next 5 to 10 minutes. there is fuel delivery but can not test it because it is a cdi1 and my Carsoft mb 7.4sp2 kicks out the ... Trouble codes: P0207, H0201, P0205, P1470
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F81
Good Morning, This big Mercedes is being a difficult fix. The customer brougt me this car for service, tires and a complaint that "it won't go over 120mph." MIL was on so the first thing I did was clear all the missfire codes and take it for a road test to ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0310, P0307, P0309, P0312
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L 1st to2nd upshift VIN: JN8HD17Y0M
vehicle came in with delayed up shift 1st to 2nd only shifts perfect other wise found switch of tps was bad replaced but no change tried to test for trans codes but it does not respond the power light comes on for its 2 seconds like it should but does not flas...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L alternator VIN: 1N4EB31SXR
We have installed 5 alternators and everyone has blown the regulator. Checked wiring, checked, check bulb relay, checked loom for shorts and opens. I am a first time user and would really appretiate your help, thank you.
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CX52L2R
hello techs, this car keeps burning out throttle position sensors, three in the last 2 weeks. it has 4.9-5.02 reference voltage, and the ground at the plug is good. we are using napa echlin sensors. they work for a few days and then they burn out--wont transmi...
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2WJ14T0M
any pontiac geniuses out there ? this vehicle was towed in with a no start condition. we suspection an injector problem and vehicle was flodded. we did get it starter by holding the gas pedal to the floor. we installed new spark plugs and drove the vehicle.it ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L 5volt circuit VIN: 1G2NF52T4T
Please help! This car is driving me crazy! The 5volt feed to the MAP, TPS, EGR, Fuel pressure sensor & a/c transducer is dropping to 1 volt or less. I checked the power & ground feeds to the PCM( voltage drop test included ). I also checked the gray wire for a... Trouble codes: P0107, P0122, P0335
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L starter VIN: 1G2NF52T81
owner stated car will not start/crank. customer drove vehicle in stating intermittant no crank. they will try to start the vehicle several times and sometimes give up and come back hours later. sometimes it will start on the first try and not act up for days. ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire, CYL 2 ONLY VIN: 1G2NE12T51
HELLO QUAD FOUR FOLKS! We are tired of pulling out our hair on this! we have a intermittant miss on cyl 2 only. we have swapped out everything that we could think of that might be related. the bridge, coils, module, plugs, and swapped two injectors, and still ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 misfire)
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5274W
This DOHC Saturn came in with the MIL on and a code P0133 stored. The scan tool shows a 0(zero) voltage reading at the upstrean O2 sensor all the time, no matter if fuel is added. It does not move from zero. We hooked up the DVOM and lab scope at the sensor an... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 signal slow bank 1 sensor 1)
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22K9X
The vehicle in the shop arrivewd with MIL light and TRAC light on. Code PO446 and TRAC code 6-1. PO446 evac code, tested vacuum control assembly, and visually inspected the vacuum lines and ports for pluggage. Vacuum tested VSV valve as described in TSB-EG 013... Trouble codes: P0446, 61
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
Hi group, thank you in advance for your help but this vehicle is driving me crazy this vehicle came in for diagnosis on the check engine light that is on all the time. I scanned the car and it showed a code PO340 "Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction" ... Trouble codes: P0340
1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1JS8830N
This vehicle came in customer complained about a stall we drove it and it stalled 1 time. we had fuel gauge on it and it was fine. it will restart asap. test drove it several tmes and several miles no restall. could someone in Volvo land advise me on any probl...

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L heater temp VIN: WAUGC84A8V
I am sorry to report that we will not have this vehicle back in the shop for another two weeks. IATN does not want it left open that long. I will post the fix as an update later. Thanks to all that responded and those that continued to e-mail me with ideas and...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B5Y
Well this one is fixed special thanks to everyone that e-mailed me. Especially Dana [...] who e-mailed me within an hour of my post. What agreat tool IATN is. The fix was replaceing the mass air flow sensor just like every one said.I first cleaned the sensor... Trouble codes: P1128 (Bank 1 mixture adaption system too lean), P1130 (bank 2 mixture adaption system too lean).
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L heater VIN: WBAGJ6328S
Thanks to the many, many responses I received. The majority told me to change the heater valve under the hood. When I finally got the car in the shop and tried to confirm the problem by running the system through its paces, it never acted up. My guess is the h...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L no/hard shift cold VIN: WBADD632XV
This one is done and out the door. Thanks to all who took the time to help especialy Techmax and John [...] who hit it on the head. After taking the car for a ride in the morning, it acted up as discribed but also tripped the MIL. Codes 233,234 cat efficency b...
1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L heater VIN: 1G4BN52P8T
finally got it fixed thanks to all who helped problem was a combination of things after flushing heater core had better heat but had a large air pocket trapped after changing thermostat for 3rd time got all air out switched to different t-stat that had bleed h...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L vibration VIN: 1G4CU5211X
was unable to fix. the customer took as it was. I think that thje bracket that I moved may have caused the vibration. thanks for all the help
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K2W
Thank you to everyone who replied. The replies were mostly split between an ignition problem being wires and plugs or a injector problem. One said put computer in refrigerator. A couple mentioned the intake being a problem. Code P0303 returned again and I de... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl 3).
1992 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GAG639K2N
We found 3.7 volts at the ALDL connector serial line at one time and decided to trace the wire back to the computer. At the computer we had the 5 volts that are specified. I then traced the wire and found that about 10 inches away from the ECM. The line to the...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low vacuum VIN: 1G1JC1244V
Greetings, I received 6 help replies on this post and all six nailed the problem. The timing chain tensioner had broken and allowed the chain to slip two teeth out of time. It did not bend any valves. The customer had not been doing the regularly scheduled oil...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L cranks, no start VIN: 1GTCS1944V
thanks for all the suggestions guys! i was lucky enough to find it shortly after post. you know how distinct crossed plug wires sound when cranking, (popping almost starting). well thats what this one sounded like which kept eating me. the only thing controlin...
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGG25R6Y
Thanks for all of the suggestions. We checked motor and trans mounts OK. We can not duplicate the problem at will. We replaced the IAC again and also replaced the connector this time. There was some question on one of the connector terminals. Maybe there was a... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Control System High RPM), P1509 (IAC High RPM).
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L radio VIN: 1G1NE52J2Y
Thanks to all that responded to my plea David ,Kevin ,Doug , and Lester [...] all hit it on the Head ! Thanks again to all the responded and willing to take the time and effort to get me the Code ! . My son and grandson are now singing with the Sesame Street Gan...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 8.1L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3GBKC34G41
Hi and thanks to all who replied. after tearing my hair out on this, it turned out to be the rear tank sending unit. It was very rusted so I was afraid to take it out of the tank to test it,I ordered one, plugged it in and disconnected the battery for 15 mins ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L distributor cap and rotor VIN: 1GCEC19W02
Thank you everyone!!! I removed the vent, insulated the screen and turned off the compressor for the winter. I guess everone has seen this problem but me, I look foward to helping you all ouy in the future, Best Regards, Robert
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C3XY66R3L
First, Thanks to all that replied.. although no help was given for the actual repair.. alot of things were suggested that helped me track the problem down... The thing that made this difficult was the intermittant nature of the problem.. It ended up being a po...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3AE66G62
Greetings All, This car is fixed .As several you said replace the melted injector and PCM. The lack of speedo was due to not programming the pinion factor. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
1991 Dodge Caravan 2.5L No Start VIN: 2P4GH25KIM
thanks to all who responded the problem was 6' back in wiring harnes from map sensor repaired bad wires and all is whell now thank you again al
1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7FL23X7M
hi guys got a lot of good replies most were for bad harness corosion after checking entire harness and pin testing every circuit in and out of pcm i replaced pcm and engine runs after lab scopeingfor vref waveform and not getting a good form even after new pic... Trouble codes: 35 (idle circuit).
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L wipers VIN: 1B4GP54L0W
replaced bcm and no problems since - thanks to all who replied
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L electrical VIN: 3B7HC13Z7Y
First i would like to thank everyone who took time to answer my cry for help. after taking many amp readings and tearing the dash out and other wiring we found that the new timiner control moudle was defective . replace with one from dealer again and all is we...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L cam/cank sync VIN: 2B3HD46R8Y
Thanks to all who replied.Happy new year. First special thanks to Glenn [...] from texas who was kind enough to email me what i needed to solve this;a correct crank sensor waveform pattern off a 2000 2.7vinR.By comparing his and mine i knew right away without ...
1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Engine VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
Gang, what can I say. There are times when coffee just doesn't stir the brain cells like it should. It's times like these that I am sooooooo glad you're all around. I concur that the oil relief valve is where the root problem lies and I'll be digging in the di...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Water pump
It has been almost a month since I posted this help request. I do not know if the car is fixed for the long term or not. The last pump went two months before leaking. The customer did not want a new radiator and opted for the new Ford replacement pump. I insta...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FDWF37F9X
Since I have opened this request, I have changed front rotors, rear calipers and pads. The truck is still pulling left. Our next move is to take a closer look at the ABS lines and valving. Ill post the fix If we ever figure it out,
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L steering colium VIN: 1FMZU72E51
Thanks to your quick response. I feel confident to replace the starter switch and multi fuction switch. Michael form oklahoma you brought up a good issue so i made sure i wrote it on the work order and expland it to the service manager the switches may or may ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L seat belts VIN: 2FM2A51441
thank you for the responses. i say better safe than sorry, especially with air bags. disconnected battery & replaced both seat belt assemblies. no problems. the repair info is so vague we didn't know. thanks again. don.
1994 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Instrument cluster guages VIN: 1GKFK16K6R
Thanks to all who replied to my plee for help..I ended up finding the most obvious of grounds being the culpret..Right beside the battery. I found a broken motor ground aswell, but it was not the problem. Thanks again guys
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Rear Diff? VIN: 1GKEL19W9Y
We ran out of the customers money to further effect a final repair. It was time to stop. After receiving several replies about bad diff side bearings, we again pulled cover and looked, and pried to and fro at carrier and all was tight. The noise wasn't a tradi...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, o/d off light flashs VIN: JT8GK13TXR
due to the expense of a possible mistake, I sent the owner to Lexus. she called and said the dealer told her that the trans. was bad. I am very sceptical of this diagnosis. 1) speedo worked. 2) trans shifted fine once it found that the vss signal was n/a.(when... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss sensor malfunction), P0720.
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Trunk Release VIN: JT8BH28FIV
Jeffrey from maryland told me how to access body codes by jumping terminals on the diagnostic plug. I did not feel comfortable doing this. The customer on my request will see the Lexus Dealer next time he is in Atlanta. There is no access button in the glove b...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L draw VIN: 4F2YU81X1K
The car is fixed, well, actually it was never broken. It turns out it did not have a draw once I tested it correctly. To test for a draw you must: 1) Run car for a normal drive cycle with out disconnecting the battery. 2) Remove key and close door. 3) Connect ...
2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BJ227X3
the ecm on this mazda was giving me troubles. acording to the information that i had they recall for an up date on this model.they send an upgrade ecm from l.a. . callaway designed the turbo system on this model and they needed to up grade the ecu.
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6531W
found that the harmonic balancer had move & marks were off aloowing car to run for customer but poorly until it finally died we took back apart retimed car & it ran fine the other mechanic went by timing mark on balancer instead of also checking key way for it...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JA3AY31COV
thanks for all the help, all the help checked out o.k. i decided to bring the car to the dealer for the customer and as of right now the dealer is stumpped too. they're sending the computer out to be checked. thanks again for all the input. Ken
1999 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41D3X
Suggestions received were not helpful in the fact that it does not relate to this vehicle. We are told we have to close this in order to keep good standing here in the forum. The customer is still driving the car with the light (check engine light) coming on a... Trouble codes: P0335, P1336 (CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR manufacturer specific).
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV32P2V
sorry it took so [...] to reply to this repair as suspected it had a bad pcm no voltage to vac switch replaced pcm reflashed pcm sent the customer on his way thank's to all who replyed . tip:when these come in for evap first check for charcoal inside switches a... Trouble codes: P0441.
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3AK45E1M
Thanks to all who responded. Most of you said we should have checked the cam timing while checking our customer's work. Seems like an obvious thing now! The cam timing on the exhaust cam was retarded 1 tooth. We reset the cam timing and all is well. The car ra...
2000 Saturn SC1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, stuck in open loop VIN: 1G8ZN1288Y
Sorry for the slight delay in closing, I had to get vehicle back to shop. Charles [...] hit the nail on the head. The coolant temperature sensor was not reaching 175 deg F so ECM would not allow closed loop. The ECT sensor was faulty. Replaced sensor and all... Trouble codes: P1599 (Stall Condition).
1985 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN65S9F
I checked all wiring connectors suggested, the air flow sensor, and grounds. I had the ecm laying in the floorboard and when the vehicle acted up, a peck with a screwdriver handle straightens it up. Customer is deciding about a high dollar ecm, so I will close...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT3813Y
I believe the problem is in the instrument cluster. The vehicle speed sensor is sending the correct signal to the cluster but the signal coming out is approximately twelve volts instead of the four to six volts as specified. I was not positive that a new milea... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor).
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