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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 199UUA5647
hello to all tech, i need help again. how do you clean the egr passages on this '99 3.2 tl? i removed the egr valve and it still run good. it slowly build up vacuum when i put my finger on the hole. i tried cleaning it with coat hanger and carb cleaner but no ...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Speedometer & Tachometer VIN: TRUWT28N61
We have just completed replacement of clutch disc, pressure plate and throw out bearing. Job was routine with no surprises. After completion, vehicle was started and discovered that there was no Tachometer or Speedometer operation on instrument panel. Scan too...
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAE0301K
vehicle came in with a buzzing noise (spline slippage) when in gear but no power was being transfered to wheels. narrowed noise to transfer case area. checked fluid condition, there was no fluid in it! took transfer case out and tore it down, initial findings ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L accessories VIN: WBADD62060
Hi all, we have a E39 BMW with multiple body faults. The brake lights are on all the time, even with the switch disconnected. None of the steering wheel controls work, eg radio, airbag, cruise control or horn etc. The RHF window is inop although the other thre...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6328W
Dear Bmw Friends, this car has codes p0170 and p0173 fueltrim bank 1 + 2. I don't remember these engine have problems with the airmass meter. i went through the knowledge base from 95 to 2000 and could not find a single complain with a fuel trim code. does an... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L brake light failure VIN: WBACD4321W
brake light failure message and check control light comes on after car is warmed up and driven a short distance / replaced all brake light bulbs and swapped out check control unit with a used unit / still have same problem / any insight would be much appreciat...
1999 BMW 328is 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABG2330X
Using a new Genisis scanner, read data stream, both down stream sensors stay at or near .96 volts, showung a 99.2% trim. I can't believe this unit needs two new down stream sensors! What am I missing?? Trouble codes: 1421 (mfr specific auxil emission), 1423 (mfr specific auxil emission)
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83451
Vehicle has a misfire problem that is intermitant. We recently performed the intake reseal and seperator plate repair and the car was fine for two weeks then it came back with two codes P0301B &P1343. We cleared the codes and drove the car for two days with no... Trouble codes: P0301, P1343 (Ignition misfire with fuel cut)
1989 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L wipers VIN: 1G4HR54C4K
the windshield wipers on this car do not work. i have replaced the wiper motor temporarly. this did not fix the problem. im looking for the fuse block to check the fuse. but the only fuses i find are the 2-15 amp 1-20 amp and some relays all on the same block ...
1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G4WB54T1P
Hello, This vehicle came to us as an emission failure. Tailpipe emissions for CO were 3 times the state limit. We replaced the O2 sensor, which was dead, cleaned out the egr passages, and retested and only got a modest improvement. The lower intake manifold ga... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR Malfunction)
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heater VIN: 1G6CD53B5P
Hi everybody. I've got this Caddy that the heater will only blow hot on the right side of defrost vent and luke warm on left side and lower vents to floor. The air flow is great the temp while driving is 160 on right defrost and 105 on left defrost and floor. ...
1985 Chevrolet K30 Custom 5.7L clutch VIN: 1GBJK34M8F
truck came in with no clutch, replaced master and slave , bleed system. clutch good, test drove clutch went away. i can walk the clutch pedal down like a brake master cly thats bypassing,dont think its air,this is a muddy 4x4 dont want to pull the trans if yal...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY338XL
To all technicians, I have a 1990 Corvette that failed the enhance smog check. The NOx emission was above 1700ppm at 15mph and 25mph. The reason for the high NOx was due to an EGR valve not opening. After replacing the EGR valve, I was able to monitor at leas... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR system)
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 ...
1996 Chevrolet impala 5.7L Hesitation VIN: IGN2BHU456
Hi I am looking for a TSB on 95 impala air pump removel I saw a TSB before on this but can't find it in Mitchell if i could get The tsb # that would be great Thanks
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L abs VIN: 1GCEK19M3V
we replaced the brake line. tried to bleed the system but failed to get the air out of the abs unit. is there any way we can bleed system without a tech1 scan tool? we cannot get one.
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L blower,windo VIN: 1G1NE52M2W
we think the car needs ign. switch. 1st ques; if we change the elec. switch only, is any programming needed? 2nd ques; if we replace lock cyl also alldata says to do a autolearn only, and no scanner is needed. alldata also says that a scanner will only be used...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L cooling fan VIN: 1G1JC1247W
Vehicle came into shop for overheating. Replaced T-stat, checked ECT resistance and replaced. Car ran for a good 20 minutes with scan tool connected. Cooling fan came on at 196 (has 195 T-stat) and would not shut off even at 180 degrees! Looking at wiring diag...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L cold air VIN: 2GCEK19T7Y
the heater works perfect in this truck, all vent settings good and blows nice and hot, however on the passenger side on cold days it feels like there is a door open under the dash, you don't really notice it until you get below -15 celcius. It also gets worse ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEC19V11
Hello everyone, co-workers truck seems to have no oil pressure. Warning on dash comes on, and lifters are very noisy. I don't hear any bottom end noise, my question is has anybody come across this problem. I plan to ck pick-up screen and possible oil pump? I...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L washer pump VIN: 2GECEK19T3
hello to all i have weird one here when you put the truck into 4 wheel drive the washer motor runs and will not quit until you take it back out of 4 wheel it does not mater if it is 4 high or 4 low both turn on the pump! has any one seen this or maybe some adv...
1996 Chrysler Voyager 2.5L ecu VIN: 1C4GYN5M4T
Can you help me to decipher flash diagnostic troubles on the car Chrysler Voyager 2,5 TD (diesel) engine HR 425 CLI, 1996 year, system MSA 15, ECU BOSCH 0 281 001 333. And how can I erase off them? We have KTS 520 and when we choose system MSA 15.5, malfunctio...
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2C3AA63H55
Hello: Chrysler Tech's Only. Have this 300c with mil on ,trying to find the area for o2 sensor voltages in the star scanner,i went into ecu display then press pcm,then diplays on the left of screen . It shows map ,tps,all other sensor but, o2 . I don't get it.... Trouble codes: P0151
1992 Dodge B150 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Y1N
We have been chasing this for some time.The nostart is so intermitant we cant get it to act up [...] enough to locate problem.We do know that we are losing communication to ecm when this happens.We have checked all wireing powers and grounds,new asd relay insta...
1992 Dodge D150 5.2L spark knock VIN: 1B7HM16YON
this truck has valve rattle spark knock all the time.runs great but drives you crazy. any help.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L front wipers VIN: 1B4GP44ROT
Hello all, thanks for your help in advance. This vehicle only has front wiper operation when washer switch is activated. The intermitten, slow, and high speeds are inop. We know the BCM is involved in the system, but are unable to tell by schematics how and wh...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Serpentine belt VIN: 2B4FP2533W
Have a 1998 Dodge Caravan (and not the first one) which the serpentine belt keeps coming off power steering pump pulley. We have had several before and the repair we have been performing is to remove and pull out power steering pump pulley out about 1/8". This...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R7X
We got this vehicle a month ago with an oil light on and rattling like crazy. A new reman engine was installed and then the real fun started. Not long after he picked it up, the check engine light came on and it started running very poorly. He had it towed bac... Trouble codes: P0356 (ign coil 6 malfunction), P1391 (intermittent cam or crank signal)
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP45G0Y
note on testdrive 02 data goes to 4.56 at times but no code set for hi volt.car drives normal.also show methanol = 40. st & lt stay 0.0.computer can set codes for tp;cam;crank sensors. Trouble codes: P0134
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N7L
cust. started having problem with lack of power and black smoke coming from exhaust. problem was intermittent. i started to drive said truck after the dist., computer, ignition module was replaced. i hooked up a break out box with a four channel lab scope and ...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30H3L
Hello everyone we have this Econoline with a 5.8L that keeps coming back with an intermittent code 41 o2 not switching. We have replace the o2 twice and the map sensor. We can never get the code to reset for us or seem to find anything malfunctioning when we a... Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO lean not switching)
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15NIN
Hello all, This one has us stumped. This truck came in not starting. #4 & #8 were full of fuel. Replaced plugs and it would start but not run very good. It runs on 3 cylinders. The ignition pattern were all good. We pulled the vac. hose off the regulator and i...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L HVAC No Heat or very little VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
My co worker is trying to get heat out of this little Ranger. The story as I have heard is that the engine never reaches operating temp. They r+r'd the t stat twice with no improvement. I personally have not looked at this vehicle as I inherited the job at 5:0...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
this truck is my brothers, ran the truck hard one night the head gasket went, tear down and found left head cracked, replaced with a used one from a machine shop, replaced all gaskets and head bolts, assemble back together and found coolant rusty, flush coolan...
1995 Ford B700 5.9L Engine oil VIN: 1FDXB80C0S
We are getting coolant in the oil. It has been confirmed by oil analysis.The sodium level is 171ppm and the Potassium level is 225ppm. The draft tube has milky residue in it and at the end. We have removed the pan and looked up behind the side cover at the cor...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Hello All- This vehicle came in before the holidays with the check engine light on and a sputter heard at the tailpipe along with a rough idle. The vehicle runs great during normal driving and customer said the fuel milege was the best ever. New plugs and wire... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 Cylinder misfire detected), P0406 (bank 1catalyst effiency below linits), P0136 (HO2S12 circuit problem)
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...
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 ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: TWF33FXEB1
hello techs, i am working on a ford F350 with the power stroke diesel for a friend, i usually do not do trucks. customer states that the truck will stall while driving, usually in the rain. i have driven the truck in the rain yesterday and it did indeed stall ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTYR14V5X
Hi, Thanks for your time. We have a customer who's Ranger will not show oil pressure on the gauge for several seconds, as long as a few minutes sometimes only on cold start up. After warm up it reads fine all day. I'm sure it's an electrcal problem. The sendi...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L timming VIN: 3FAKP113XY
thax for responding. 2000 ford escort came in on hook.problem blown head gskt.r&r complete repair.install new timming belt. followed camshaft alignment procdure as per mitchel.camshaft alignment tools from snap-on master kit.#4 cyl very low compression 30psi a...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window motors, door locks, suspension, engine hors VIN: 2FTRX18W13
To begin this is not your normal help request. In fact there are no specific problems with this particular Ford, if that is believable! I'm actually in a position where the customer wants us to perform various upgrades and enhancements to this vehicle. This is...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U34
this truck came in w/ a missfire; Missfire codes for cyl.s 1,2,3, & random. Missfires do not show up on ignition scope, compression is good to 130 psi. Engine vaccuum is 18 pounds @ idle, Fuel trim data: Bank One: -5.0 Bank Two: 20.0 Have checked for vaccuu... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCT18WOR
Hi. This gmc has odd problem only after it has been warmed up. It will not restart, when shut down for about 20 min. Any time short then 20 min. it will restart After about 1 hour it will restart fine. When it restarts it runs great.There is no signal to the i...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Lighting VIN: 1HGEM21913
Need to know how to reset the maintenance service dash light (MAINT REQ`D) on this honda civic.
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KMHCF24F3V
Engine idles extremely rough at idle. It "smoothes" out at about 1800 rpm. On road test car runs great until coming to a stop then it idles rough. I didn't notice any loss of power. Customer "states" that there was no problem before the timing belt failure. I'...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L monitors VIN: KMHCF24F9W
Hello Techs, I am posting for a new customer with a car that won't pass inspection for emissions.There are no codes,and no pending codes in OBDII.It is failing monitor status on catalyst,evap,egr,and o2 not ready.owner said he did alot of driving and vehicle h...
1994 Jeep Wrangler Renegade 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA49S31
Hi guys, What I have is a 2001 Jeep, which is a no start. When it arrived it started and ran. The damage was in the steering column; the sleeve around the tumbler was broken when someone tried to steal it. After replacing the broken parts I now have antithef... Trouble codes: P1685
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Blower motor resistor VIN: 1J4FJ68S6R
The thermal limiter on the Jeep has been replaced 3 times, it now needs another one. The resistor has been replaced 3 times, all 3 are from the Jeep dealer. The amp draw on the motor on high is 16amps, on low is 4amps. Voltage drop on the ground circuit is .03...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EZ58S0T
Hi, This problem occurs VERY intermittantly during low speed driving. Bucks, misfires, loses power, dies becomes hard to start & sets P0351. Feels very much like ignition problem. I thought the coil would nail it but alas no. I have visuallyinspected and wigg... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary circuit), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0305 (c yl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Speedometer VIN: 1J8GL58KX2
Hello fellow techs. This jeeps Speedometer and the odometer is inoperative. There is a DTC "P0500 VSS sensor malfunction". I would assume the Vss is bad. How ever alldata says there is two sensors on the trans, input and output. Alldata doesn't show a Wire dia...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALJY1249R
This Rover runs rich all the time. It has a pulse duration of around 4 miliseconds at idle and will intermittently richen up to 10 milliseconds for no apparant reason and stall. There are no trouble codes present. I looked at the air mass meter with my modis a...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L lower ball joint VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
car has noise over slight bumps,very loud thumping type noise,noise is in front,shock/spring ck oks,end links ck ok noise is all the time ,we think it is from lower ball joints they have a very slight movement up/down when you ck with balljoint unloaded.Before...
1989 Mazda 626 Turbo 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JM1GD2449K
When accelerating under heavy load, about 3500rpm will loose fuel injector signal and engine cuts out. Back off a few seconds and injector signal returns and will drive normal under light load or cruise. The manifold pressure goes to 14psi of boost when it cut...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM3LW28Y11
My question is, is there a common problem that will cause both #1 O2 sensors to read bad at the same time? I have seen this on Fords and have fixed vaccum lines to repair this problem without replacing O2 sensors. This vehicle has never had a tune-up. That is ... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm-up Cat Effeciency Bank 1), P1170 (o2 b1 s1), P1173 (o2 b2 s1), P0171 (Too Lean Bank 1), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P0481 (Undocumented Code)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Good day, I have this 380SL that starts in 1st gear then tries 2nd but skips over & engages 3rd gear then shifts to 4th normally. It acts the same whether at low throttle or foot to the wood. There is no slippage at all. If low is engaged manually it will shif...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 3000CC Mechanical VIN: WDB1260201
Hi Thecnicians,this is the first time for me to work on Mercedes-Benz,i face a serious problem on Mercedes 300 SEL, 6 Cylinder.the problem is classified as engine idle falls down &sometime engine shut down,when attemping to turn the steering wheel to full lock...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA26D7M
Hi everyone, first post here. Have a problem of car starting and running good in morning, or after a few hours of sitting. Then when it gets to operating temp it starts to run rough and die. Then it does not want to start. Have good fuel pressure and spark.Als...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Engine block VIN: WDBEA30E9N
Doing a head gasket, leaking coolant and oil pretty bad. Thing is, after removing gasket, there is some pretty deep rusted out pitting between coolant passages in block, enough that the rust had pushed up against the gasket. Hadn't seen it in the past few we d...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA92E7S
the check engine light is on all the time, code 5 for egr inopeative. we checked the egr valve and it is operating. we removed the egr valve to check the pipes from the intake and the exhaust to the egr valve and they are clear. we can blow air back though the... Trouble codes: 5 (egr inoperative)

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1998 Alfa Romeo 146 1600CC timing VIN: ZAR9300000
THank you all guys, We removed the timing and then cam pulleys in order to reach the noise due to discharged lifters... CUstomer brught in the parts and vehicle sounds like new. Kind regards to all that helped us on this Jean
1988 Audi 5000 S 2.3L wont run over 1,000 VIN: WAUFC0441J
The problem was repaired by installing one missing fuse, replacement of dist. cap and rotor,{ 2nd. new set} new spark plugs, and installing a new set of spark plug wires. Thanks to all for your responses and input. Hope this fix is helpful to others in the fut...
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUBK54A2N
Thanks for the help on this one. The problem was the o2 sensors and disconnecting and driving did make the problem stop. Once they were replaced they were very active on the scope again and the car ran fine. I was fairly certain that they were causing the prob...
1992 BMW 318is 1.8L abs light on VIN: WBABE5311N
I learned a lot of valuable information while fixing this vehicle. The problem was a bad (infinite resistance) right front wheel speed sensor. The fix was comparatively easy. Arriving at the fix? Quite interesting. Lets start with a summary of the replys I rec...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L temp gauge VIN: WBAFA535X1
Thank you all for your effort in listening and helping with my problem. The replies I recieved were divided. Some warned of a blown head gasket which I gather is quite common for this engine. However, this car has only 33K on it and is perfect in every way. A ...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Wipers VIN: WBAFB33541
It's fixed the bolt behind the lever on the motor backed out. It jambed the trans and would not let the wipers work. Cleaned and locktited all the bolts and it works great. Wiring diagrams are available at autorepairmanuals.biz if you need. Thanks to Erik and ...
1995 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1G4NV55DXS
Thanks for all the replies. They were all helpful. The problem was the coil housing. Both coils were good, but two (1&3) of the the connectors within the housing had 18k ohms (should be zero or close. The 'problem' with the enige not running with connector w...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Convertor? VIN: 1G4CW52K1V
Of the 14 replies I recieved, most said I needed to take trans apart and inspect. The owner declined and just wanted the EPC. I replaced it and drove it for about 25 miles and all worked great. The customer picked it up the next morning and made it about 2 mil...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GYEK13R9Y
We do have a Tech 2 which we used to scan system initially. We ended up replacing the steering gear box again with a GM unit but again no improvement. We decided to replace the evo/power steering pump (comes as unit). However the customer drove the vehicle whi...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2G1FP22K8V
Sorry for the delay,took filter adapter apart and was full of metal,customer went with a new motor instead of rebuiling this one.I guess when it spun a brng it sent metal to the oil filter by pass and stopped it up is why we had so much pressure.
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBGC24R2X
fixed vehicle before replies received ground wire at back of cylinder head twisted off when first tightened
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L reverse lights,drl lights VIN: 2G1WF55KX2
as most of you suggested it was the bcm.sent to dealer,installed,flashed,gone.thanks to kevin,john,aran and everybody that e-mailed me.hope i can help sometime.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDS13S53
THe fix for this Trailblazer was to clean the throttle body. It had a real heavy layer of carbon in the bore. After I cleaned it, it would actually over-shoot the idle when the A/C was turned off. The PCM soon learned the new air gap and has worked perfectly s...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L lights, horn, wipers VIN: 1B4AGP44GX
The problem was the harness was shorted. It runs inside the left fender skirt. It was chaffed on the fender mount. The wires were shorted to the starting circut. I am repairing the vehicle now and I am sure it will fix it. Thank to all that helped. Most said i...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hello, I have fixed this vehicle. As a couple of you had mentioned it turned out to be the dist. bushings. Everyone had very good ideas to help me find the problem and I would like to thank you all. Jeff Trouble codes: P1391.
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil supply to injectors VIN: 1FDLF47F1T
Thanks for the help. This has been a learning experince on this we have never been this deep into one of these 7.3`s. The truck is fixed and on the road once again. The fix was the orings. We got in touch with Charles [...] the diesel man and he said we shoul...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE2428V
Sorry the customerneeded vehicle for holiday season and did not come back. If he does I will post fix Trouble codes: 1512 (imrc), 1513 (imrc).
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Bank 2 Lean VIN: 1FAFP4045W
This fix reply is a little on the lame side. As I stated, there was only a 3% difference between bank one and bank two. I ran this one at all different loads and it never showed any signs of a difference between banks. I cant be sure why it set the DTC, but it... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF18W0Y
Thanks for all the great replies, just about all hit the nail on the head. We ended up pulling all coils out, blew out all the connectors on the coils, the boots, and the plug wells. Cleaned the spark plugs, put grease on the connectors and everything is fine.... Trouble codes: P0356 (secondary ignition).
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FPX1859CA
Thanks to everyone who helped. Customer needed his truck so he took it to a Ford dealer. I could not find why I had a miss on No. 6 cly. I moved the coil pack and replaced spark plug and the miss stayed on No,6 cly. But No. 1 cly. when I moved the coil pack th... Trouble codes: 301 (miss one cly.), 306 (miss six cly.).
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L traction control VIN: 1FAFP45XLY
Thanks William, Ed and Christopher. Owner of the car was not that concerned about the traction control so i did not go any farther with diagonosis. I do believe that the pcm has a chip in it and that is the cause of the problem.
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
Thanks to everybody who responded, 13 out of the 18 nailed it. I replaced the upper and lower plenum gsks. I verified it this morning after the vehicle sat over night, it started right up and ran smooth and did not stall once. Thanks to all of you for your sug... Trouble codes: P0174.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Front Hubs VIN: 1FTSW31F81
Customer returned, all Tech replies were related to vacuum problem. Hubs were taken apart with wheel bearing assemblies and o-rings checked and replaced. Vacuum pull remained constant which led me to beleive that all was well. Customer has since complained abo...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Well, This request is now ‘timing out' and has to close.. Although I don't have a fix to post, I do have some extra info. in closing.. First, I'd like to thank all that responded for your time.. During the running of the help request this truck/trans develop...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Oil Light VIN: 1HGCA5625K
Seems as though the engine was ran excessivly hot two weeks prior to our visit and damaged has resulted on bearings. The engine makes no noise, so the customer has chosen to drive until engine has to be replaced.
1997 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Charging VIN: 4S6CM58V44
closed w/fix tried yet another alternator(bosch) and seems to work 14.22 at idle and 13.13volts under load with headlights on it charges 14.22 volts- I got a reply that this is normal as per design thanks a MILLION everyone! chuck [...]
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11ATY
HI well I wish I had fix but I dont I receved two replys that for this code they had replaced the isc motor yhe other one was to clean isc and the bore and reset or go through relearn prosess but I for got to say that I had cleaned it and the bore I wonted to ... Trouble codes: P0505.
1991 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L rocker arms VIN: 2J4FY19P9M
thanks for the input.i got in the parts from the dealer,fits like a glove.noise is gone,jeep fixed.just because you order parts from a well known name like clevite&sealed power or for that matter a/c delco does not mean thay made the part.sometimes quality can...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S3T
Thank you guys the problem really was the TPS sensor as many had mentioned that this is typical on jeeps. Installed vantage and found uneven sweep so that's what it was after all. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS voltage does not agree with MAP).
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1LNLM81W2R
we think the pass key module will fix car so he took it to the dealer. some replies said a new module must be used, some said an old one could be used but the remotes would have to be prog. to the used remote. one reply thought the courtesy lights were the pro...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L caliper bleeding VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
the vehicle finally would gravity bleed but we had to manually bleed first. i had a vaccum pump on the bleeder and couldn't get any fluid so we manually bleed the system and all is well. thanks for the responces.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.5L belt tensioner shock VIN: 1260351200
Sorry for the wait I became a parent for the first time and took some time off.As always, thanks to all that replied. As some of you may know the M603 has a nasty history of internal engine issues or just issues in general. I investigated this issue and spok...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5356V
Thanks to all eho replied, with used ECm the problem was cured. Trouble codes: P0135 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor1), P0141 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0155, P0161 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2).
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3AY26A5V
received 3 replies,thanks guys,they all suggested basic things like checking scanner data known good fuel ,injectors actually working ,etc.the car just defied logic . I tied a white flag on the antenae and sent it to to dealer. it's been a week and they haven'...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L alternator VIN: 1N4EB31SXR
Idont ask for help very often,but your replies were very welcome.the battery had been replaced and did not help.replaced alt with OE,did not fix the problem.Idid a voltage drop on the main alt wire to battery pos.while engine was running,I had [...](to...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, lacks power uphill VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Hello All, 13 of 14 reponses talked about M.A.F.and reflash. I can't tell you how helpful this information was and how much we appreciate it. Being an independent, we were only able to clean the M.A.F. (it was dirty) Fuel trim numbers improved along with drive... Trouble codes: P0171 (P0171 system lean bank one).
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Interior Lights VIN: 1G3WH55M2R
Vehicle has a short circut in the driver door latch. Unplugged the connector at the door latch the ran the interior lights, and the vehicle works fine. Customer did not want to repair the vehicle any further.
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE5539R
Hi,first let me thank everyone that replied. I got the car back in last thursday and it was running ok . I checked the inj. pattern with a scope and all the injectors looked the same. I installed 4 injectors and the car has been ok since. Most of the replies s...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L timing chain
Thanks to many good responses I am now aware of the installation procedure outlined in bulletin 00 06 01 010 that shows exactly how this ritual is peformed.To quote jimmy Buffet from the Bear song... it was so simple it plum evaded me.I have the car back now a...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 2G2JB12A3X
Well fellow techs, this one ate my lunch, I sent the ipc in for repairs and after a week wait I was able to install the part to find the same problems, I had previously replaced the crank and cam sensors and checked the wiring harnesses for short to ground or ... Trouble codes: P0342, P0335, P1629.
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