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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JH4KA3249K
Hello, We have this Legend in here for a misfire and things are just not making sense. The car came in with a check engine light on and code 12 stored. Replacing the EGR valve and position sensor got rid of the code but not the misfire. We have replaced the p...
1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA8263N
Car came in with an engine vibration at idle. Replace various broken and leaky motor mounts. Idle vibration eliminated. Now customer complaint is a vibration at 1400 RPM. It only vibrates at 1400 RPM, in gear or in neutral. At all other engine speeds, everythi...
1993 Acura Legend LS 3.2L starter VIN: JH4KA7677P
I think there is a problem with the anti theft system locking out the starter relay. Has anybody experienced this problem. Or know about a reset procedure. Vehicle will not start unless I jump the starter solenoid or the starter relay at the fusebox. The ignit...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Safety VIN: WBABF3327R
I have a 1994 BMW 325is with an SRS light on. Upon scanning and retrieving codes, it was found that the Air Bag Control Module has an internal failure. My question is, can a used Air Bag Control Module, from another E36 325is be installed in this car? I have...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5324S
Need help from the bmw techs.This car refuses to leave. Towed in with a burned cop coil. posted this car a few weks ago and got good help. The ecm or dme was cooked. Found no leaks of water in the ducts as people sugested.Checked all powers and grounds and wir...
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)
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Gauges, shift ind. light VIN: 2G4WS52J4Y
I replaced ign. switch about a week ago because of no start condition & gauges & speedo not working. Came in today, (starting ok, but gauges inopertive). Ck'ed all fuses. Power & grds at IP connector & DLC (OK). Scanner does not comunicate with ECM. Is this po...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L dash lights VIN: 1G6KS52YXV
Dash lamps do not come on when any full spectrum lighting is available. Inside the bay the lights work correctly, under a cover the lights work correctly. By putting black tape over the photocell the lights worked correctly. We replaced photocell but it did no...
1987 Chevrolet R30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHR34N4H
hello and good day. engine will not start-no injector pulse. this truck will not control injectors. strange thing is that if i spray just a small amount of carb cleaner down throttle body,the injectors will start to spray and truck will run fine. sometimes tru...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L cooling system VIN: 1GNGK26F0R
Howdy There, This is my personal truck and I hate working on it. November 03 I removed the heads and had them welded due to combustion gases in the coolant reservior. Now I am loosing about a gallon of coolant a week, no bubbles in reservior this time but the ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
Greetings, techs, this blazer intermittantly sets p0138 - b1s2 o2 voltage high. The test tree in MOD has you check o2 for operation. Then you jumper o2 sensor high and low wires on ecm side and look for reading ( 35 mv. Got a reading of 18 mv. Tree then direct... Trouble codes: P0138
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M5T
Fist problem was miss under load,ignition parts oe and cooked.complete tune up fixed.2000k later shows up smokin oil and missing.A/f ratio perfect,stays in open loop,o2 reading stays at 460 even when I try to change it.Thought press. reg. at first because this... Trouble codes: P0134, P0135, P0300
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCEK19ROW
Customer brought truck in complaining that it dies once in a while. He said it has died after start up with a cold engine and a couple of times when backing up from parking spot. I scanned the computer and no codes were present, no pending codes either. I chan...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs? VIN: 1GNEL19W9W
Hi all, this all wheel drive van will lose brakes altogether every once and a while. Probably 1 in 10 tries. The pedal gets hard, doesn't go to the floor, just gets hard, no brakes at all. You can push with both feet and nothing. I almost took out the shop doo...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L air bag VIN: 1GNEK13R2X
came in with code b1021,b1026 resistance high . data resist. 50.1 ohms - replaced slock spring - now getting code b1022 resist. low. data .9 ohms removed clock spring and all connectors and terminals look good - removed module uder driver seal and wiring and c...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Traction controll VIN: 1G1YY32G1Y
I have a problem with the traction controll turning on at various times for no reason and stays on while car slows. I can turn it off with button and car will work fine.When scanning ABS system to look at wheel speeds I noticed that the front reads slower than...
2000 Chevrolet Venture Warner Bros. 3.4L Cuts out, ACTS LIKE ON REV LIM VIN: 1GNDX13E6Y
Hello fellow techs. Not really sure if this is a drivability problem or a trans problem. Van was at a shop getting a new intake gasket installed. When they were done and test drove it, they noticed that the van, under wot would reach rev limit speed (3600 rpm)... Trouble codes: 1811 (Max. adapt and long shift)
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z62
Hello, this tahoe is running like crap. it acts like a egr problem. I cant find a egr valve on it. bank #2 is almost totally dead. i have fuel trim readings of -15 on bank # 2 and +10 on bank #1 all indications piont towardssome kind of vacuum leak. Are there ... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L auto 4wd VIN: 1GCHK29G43
truck will intermittantly illuminate service 4wd lt.code that sets is bo790 fault in neutral crkt of transfer case.from info that i gather lt only sets when vehicle is not commanded in transfer case neutral postion.flow chart says that system monitors neutral ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L abs VIN: 1GCHK24123
Got a good one here. I talked my brother into a Chevrolet truck. He found an this and bought it 2 weeks ago. Loves the truck. Hates the abs system. When he goes to start it sometimes the ABS light/brake light will not go out. Turn it off never moving a thing o...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L cruise control VIN: IGTEC14X64
I need to add cruise control. I was hoping some gm tech's could tell me how and what I might need to do this. This is a fleet truck but is driven by the manager on long trips and he would like cruise. can it be factory done. add the cruise feature blinker arm ...
1989 Dodge Colt Vista 2.0L vendor for reman ECM VIN: JP3BG49V3K
Gentlemen and Ladies, this colt vista wagon as you may know is mitsubishi. The ECM is in need of replacement do to a burned section on the pc board. This unit is no longer available thru Mits, and aftermarket is having a very hard time locating one. Can anyone...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1P4GP54R6M
vechile has been in and out of different shops they have replaced ecm, o2 sensor, camshaft position sensor, iac. can't duplicate concern myself, vechile is driving along and stalls starts and drives again occasionally hesitates doesn't seem to make a differenc...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L piston
i am looking for some technical info on the pistons used in these trucks. according to chrysler and cummins, there are different pistons used in these engines. the 1995 truck is a 180 hp engine cpl#1550. a 1996 engine is 215 hp cpl#2175. i would like to know w...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L lifters VIN: 2B4GP4437W
Hello,techs we need help. vehicle came in with noisy lifters we performed oil pressure test and found 35psi warm at idle,replaced all 12 lifters noise went away. On road test about 10 miles noise came back sounds like the rear head is noisy. changed engine oil...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B3HD56JIW
HI all. This car came to me on the hook, had been to other shops to no avail. Initially the car would crank only sometimes and mostly start and stall when it did. Only once did the car continue to run after it started, other times it would stall like the anti ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L cyl. head VIN: 1B7HC13YXW
I am rebuilding this engine 5.2L because it spun a couple rod bearings. Sent the heads out to the machine shop for a valve job. Machine shop called and said both heads are cracked. I did not have any blown head gaskets and was surprised to learn that heads wer...
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)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L ABS Light On VIN: 1FTCR14X3M
I have had this Ranger for about 3 weeks. The ABS light comes on @ 35 mph sets code 11 (stop light switch circuit)MOD says @pin 11 on module with switch closed, if you have over 9 volts to check for feedback from flasher. I have 0 volts with switch open and 12...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
This truck came in 1 year ago with a bad dual mass flywheel and needed a clutch. We installed a new LUK clutch with solid flywheel, slave & master. It was fine for awhile and then began having pedal issues and trouble getting it into gear. We bled it out, was ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U8S
car was running fine driving up highway died like out of fuel never started again checked the timeing chain and that did not jump or break. I also cleaned all the grounds under hood and dash for possible bad connection. What can i test next. thanks for your he...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
The vehicle came in with a misfire and around cruising speeds the engine will surge. Customer has replaced spark plugs and wires,coil pack. Plug wire resistance was ok. Plugs appeared ok. All the injectors were removed and serviced with pressure cleaned and ... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1)
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 2FMDA5241X
The car failed for an inspection sticker because the MIL lamp was on and the technician could not get any communication with the power control module through the DLC the car has been brought to us and we have yet to find the solution to this problem.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L upshifts VIN: 1FTNW21F7X
This truck came to us after being to 2 transmission shops, who are resposible for the above repairs.I have verified the complaint & above mentioned repairs but I am not willing to just throw parts at it, here is what it does. Intermitantly (most of the time)wi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
hey ford diesel guys, vehicle came in from ford dealer with constant miss fire cyl #7. check and found code 1277. ohm injector at injector and found open. this was after cheking wiring from idm to valve cover gasket conector and from internal connector to the ... Trouble codes: 0281 (cyl 7 low contribution/balance test), 1277 (injector code high to low side)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135X
Hello,this one was a no-start that cleared up while testing. While cranking the car tried to start. I first checked spark and found no-spark on #2 & #3 cyl.(good spark at #1,#4) I found P0352 code. I next got out the Vantage and tested the coils. found good si... Trouble codes: P0352 (ign. coil b pri/sec failure)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSX31F1Y
truck was brought in for oil in cooling system and also small amount of water in oil.removed oil cooler and had core pressure tested no leaks were found end cap,orings and gaskets appear to be in good shape.has anyone seen this problem and is there any other w...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44481
Guys,car was towed in no start no history of any problem, customer said it died while driving. Cannot read codes, scanner will not communicate with computer. The anti theft light is flashing rapidly & the odometer reads all dashes. Have checked power feeds to ...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L suspension control VIN: 1FMPU18L62
need some help from a ford tech knowledgeable in the air suspension system. customer complaint is intermittent ck susp light. i road tested it and light did not come on. ride height is normal and it doesnt bounce around. i have an ngs and i accessed for codes....
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U13
Ranger came in with a misfire on #5. With codes listed it certainly sounds like #5 injector isn't supplying fuel. Since injector is under plenum, I put a scope on the wire (tan/black) that feeds the injector at the PCM. Had no activity so I tried the (brown/ta... Trouble codes: P0205 (Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Malfunction), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Misfire Occured In First 1000 Engine Revolution)
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA55403
Hey guys, just got this van in for no power. it cuts out at 1500 rpm mimicking the rev limiter. Bat light comes on during cutouts. Trouble codes: P0320
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L turn signals VIN: 1GKDT13W5T
hi everyone, i hope somebody has seen this one because i am at witts end.thi car came in and when the left turn signal is on the left turn signals blink, the right turn signals blink dim, the panel lights blink, the compass and overhead lamps blink along with ...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB9852N
I have this Honda that keeps coming back with the same crank no start. Each time it appears to be a low available voltage problem to me. The last 2 times it was in we put a Honda coil and wire on it. Both times it made improvements, but this may be because the...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Starting VIN: INXA72102P
Vehicle cranks but will not start. Vehicle starts when bridging GARY/RED and YEL/BLACK wires at the IGNITION COIL RELAY. Wiring diagram shows both GRAY/RED and YEL/BLACK wires going to the ECM relay.
1991 Isuzu F FTR 5.8L Engine shutdown VIN: JALH6A1N5M
Engine will not shutoff with key unless you manually pull fuel shutoff cable. Charging voltage is low, have new alternator coming in A.M. All warning lites are on on dash. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01CXY
We're seeing more 3.0 liter S-Types with trans problems. I have a couple of questions. I've got one in now that feels like it is misfiring under load. If one is traveling on an upgrade at approx 50-55 mph at approx 1500-1700 rpm and one slightly dips into the ...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: T4S0077069
This car has codes 35 and 36. resistance checks on all the abs sensors are good. wiring appears good at computer, tried a used computer. still same problem. no traction control light, just the abs light. any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF123XN
After warm up MIL comes on intermittently. No driveability issues. Runs great. Used Alldata to locate ground jumper (green: single wire) to flash out codes. No codes! If I start engine with jumper connected MIL goes out. Did find loose connection at IAC. Still...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
heres a tough one, customer states car runs real bad when moist outside and a cold engine, but after warming up for ten or fifteen minutes it clears out and runs fine. i have only experienced this once and only for 20 seconds. have not been able to duplicate p...
1994 Mazda MX-3 1.6L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: JM1EC4357R
There is no spark. I am getting good waveform patterns at the distributor for cam. and crank sensors. The distributor has good power, but the ground is strange. When the distributor is unplugged I have a good ground, but when I plug it in the resistance on the... Trouble codes: 03 (no cam signal), 04 (no crank signal)
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2229S
Have pulled codes and came up with a code 61 as a past failure code. Repeated test drives have failed to duplicate tcs light and activation. As this code and problem are intermittent I am wondering if any one has had any experience with this code or problem as... Trouble codes: 61 (ABS/TCS Control Unit)
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JMIBA1416S
Hello guys, Why does our life have to be like this. we have a 95 mazda that was towed in for no start. we have spark but no injector pulse, i have power at the injector but computer not making ground, we have installed a used computer & used distributor, but s...
1996 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 4F4DR17XOT
I have this 96 Mazda truck that won't shift out of 4 wheel drive. I attempted to see if there any trouble codes stored in the GEM Module, using the Snap on SOLIS, they don't have anything listed about a GEM or Body controller. The next thing that I tried was t...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2225X
replaced bank1 o2 senser light came back on within a day i need to know if any tsbs are on this problem also were to start on trouble shooting this problem note engine temp was 196 f on freeze data Trouble codes: P0171
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L engine won't shut off VIN: WDBCA37D3F
Hello Mercedes Techs The engine will not shut off with the lights on. Found that dimming the dash reostat eliminates the problem. Removed cluster thinking the problem was there but it wasn't. Schematic from Mitchell is poor but shows wire going to radio and e...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
The engine starts and runs in the start position, but dies when key returns to run position. The ignition switch tests good. We get no fault codes in generic setting on Snapon 2500 scanner. The MIL is NOT set. The intake system is OK. A smoke machine test show... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow malfunction), P0135 (O2 Heater bank 1 Sensor 1)
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
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L axel seal VIN: 1N4AB42DOT
replaced clutch 20000 ago replacded seals at the time about 5000mi seals leaking replaced seals again checked trans alignment ok about 6000mi later seals leaking again i am useing 80-90 wt gear lube anybody run in to this and why thanks lew
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L front crank seal VIN: 1N4AB42DOT
third seal each seal lasts about 5000 or 6000 mi crank pulley looks great no grove pcv system is good valve cover vent is good these are aftermarket seals any thoughts thanks lew

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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L shifting VIN: WAUKE5444L
thanks to all who replied. the general consunus was the seals are hard and not working properly. one reply mentioned the computer may have a problem. i opted to remove the tran and send out to the tran shop because of the milage and years of service. i know th...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Speedometer & Tachometer VIN: TRUWT28N61
I was not clear on how to close out a help request, so I put my comments and lessons learned as a 4th response to my original post. Please review the lessons we learned from this problem and perhaps others can benefit. Thanks to all who posted and attempted to...
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAE0301K
well we woke up this morning read some of the replies and had another look at this thing and was able to figure it out.by running without fluid in the transfer case the cust burnt out the viscous coupling for any power to get to the rear wheels and from drivin...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Forward Gears VIN: WBAGF8820V
the customer had the car towed to a local tranny shop, so I have no real info about his car, However,, I learned alot from replies 1. now way did replacing the cam position cause the tranny failure other than the fact that the engine was now capable of designe...
2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03421
Okay this car if fixed now, I got 4 replies on this one. One response was send it to the dealer, not an option, I don't like to send my customers somewhere else. Another said to check for current flow. A good suggestion, I also disconnected the leads to the e-... Trouble codes: 42 (Bank 1 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit), 46 (Bank 2 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit).
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine, trans,body VIN: 1G4HP54K5Y
Hi to all, well the Buick wobble problem was finally solved. As we suspected at first...bad c-v axle... we removed the new axles we had just installled ( reman units) and installed a set of 'GM' axles and the problem was solved! Thank you all who took the time...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heater VIN: 1G6CD53B5P
Thanks for your replies. It was the heater core plugged. The diagram in [...] was misleading. The ducting is seperated into two parts. The core flow seemed normal but after pulling core out I can see why it gets plugged (poor design?). Thanks for all your r...
1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L Stall VIN: 1G1AW51R4K
Finally had time to work on this one. I installed a new ecm and prom. I drove the vehicle for three days with no problems. I want to thank everyone for their input. It was very helpful.
1991 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNCU06D3M
thanks everybody for the responses to this problem rodger from alberto hit it after running an engine run compression test we noticed that the compression would start out good and slowly go to nothing after pulling the head it was found that the exhaust valves...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCS13W9P
THanks to everyone that responded to my help request. Many of you recommended that I remove the EGR Valve, and clean/check for carbon contamination. I removed the EGR Valve an found no pieces of carbon stuck on/in the EGR Valve. Regardless, I cleaned off the E...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC34FOS
It took some exploring, but after removing the left head, I saw that for some reason, the # 7 piston was hitting the head. When I installed the piston, I measured deck clearence and got .010'. I don't know why, but now I measure .025'. The old piston was not m...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L blower,windo VIN: 1G1NE52M2W
we replaced the ign switch and the locl cyl. we had the new lock cyl keyed to the original key. we turned the egine over till it died and left the switch on for 10 min. and the anti tft light stopped flashing. the car started fine . thanks, mark
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L cooling system leak VIN: 1GNDX03F9W
Hay everybody! I would like to think all who replyed to this queestion. I have taken the intake off and i did find that the intake gasket at the rear head was blowen. I have yet to put it back togather and see if it fixes the problem or not but I am almost s...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCDM19W4X
This vehicle is fixed, no doubt. We never could duplicate the roundy, roundy of the gauge in the shop, however seemed to read wrong, based on the customer information about fuel level. Customer wanted us to try a new fuel sender first, so, we did, no change, g...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L washer pump VIN: 2GECEK19T3
hello again well the washer pump dosent run while in 4 wheel drive any more but the fix was not done by me i will tell you what the customer told me he said a friend of his looked it up on the net and got a procedure for this prob he said you turn the left sig...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
Thanks to all who replied! Almost 100% said fuel pump. We are going to contact the owner and see if he wants to replace the pump. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0301.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3HE66G41
Thanks for the help. Started with removing the serp belt to the Alternator, Same Noise. Removed A/C Belt noise Gone. Replaced both the belt tensioner pully and pressed in a new A/C comp pully bearing. Noise Gone after letting sit over night.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Suspension VIN: 3B7HC12Y1X
we replaced the ball joints and reduced the caster setting to make it as less positive as possible. we also rotated the tires and the problem seems to be not as severe as before the repairs. no other problem parts were found. may be a little slack in gear box ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L front drive train VIN: IB7KF23W7I
Well this truck is back on the road. mike hit this one right with suggestion to check double cardan portion of front driveline. We replaced support ball and spring with service kit from napa. Now 'whirring' noise is gone and feels smoother overall. We need som...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25HOL
hello everybody. sorry that it took so long to reply to all of the useful suggestions that you have given me. the misfire and poor idle have been fixed. the napa belden wires that were just put on were arcing in about six different places so we took them back ... Trouble codes: 12 (rpm unable to reach upper test limit), 31 (pfeevp or egr circuit below mininum voltage).
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMDU34X6N
I would like to thank everyone for their input.The vehicle is fixed,the heater core was plugged up.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Thank you very much for all your help and info.I've inquiring around the wrecking yard and i'll get a 2003 and use my old intake system with some other parts swapping. Thanks again. Adrian
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP62W6S
First, thanks all who responded to this problem. The fix for the 1-2 harsh shift as well as the whine noise was the broken accumulator spring. We figured that the sping was broken for the shift problem but we were concerned about the whine noise. We found that...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU1764V
Thanks to all that replied. Problem was the EGR sensor. Sorry so long in closing, but I wanted to be sure this fixed the problem first. Noel Trouble codes: P1131 (EGR Out of Test Range), P1408 (Oxygen Sensor Lean), P1402 (Excessive EGR).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P5Y
thanks you guys out there i couldnt find any problems out there so i tearing it down to see !!!
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCT18WOR
Its fix!!! I like to thank everyone who replied,John and Kenneth where on the right path.The blue wire from the injector was not grounding? I was going the wrong way through the wiring.But I knew the ecm was good. The red wire had voltage but when,the no start...
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GTCS1943T
guys thanks alot and sorry it took so long to get back with fix...couple of you suggested sticking valves which i couldn't verify or rule out so as some suggested i removed valve cover and watch the vale train while running and found a broken spring ... thanks...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Head Gaskets VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
Well this one has fixed it's self for now. It hasn't acted up for almost a month now but I have a feeling it may be back. Thanks for all the great replies. One of them states that my steady air bubbles may be because of a corroded impeller on the water pump....
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KMHCF24F3V
I'd like to thank everyone for their input on this one. 4 of the 5 replies suggested looking at camshaft timing again(which my boss agreed with) and one (Rick) suggested an EGR problem which was what I suspected. This morning I once again checked timing marks ...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58WOX
Our conclusion on this vehicle is that the rebuilder put the wrong crankshaft in the motor. The rebulider does not believe us so is hesitant to warranty the motor. I don't believe that we will use this supplier again. Thank you for all the help guys.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1744T
Thanks to all who responded..After checking the grounds and also disconnecting the battery terminals and putting them together problem was still there...Swapped ecm's with another vehicle and was able to reset light and vehicle still running great thanks again...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7S
thanks everyone. john from virginia hit this one. i held my breath and installed a 400 dollar reman ecm from the dealer and so far so good. i rechecked my volt references and did have the right specs. after several atemps of disconnecting sensors nothing helpe...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Speedometer VIN: 1J8GL58KX2
Thank you to everyone that has replied. Cause: The praking brake cable was rubbing the VSS wiring harness at the VSS sensor connector on top of the rear diff housing. Where the 20ga yellow wire was had been damaged and corroded off in the connector. Correc...
1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5220M
This MPV is now running well, thanks in particular to Terry(Mazda Shop Foreman from St. Louis, Mo.), plus help fromother members which I greatly appreciate. I suspectedjumped timing belt all along, but I made two mistakes. Ichecked distributor timing, not real...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Engine block VIN: WDBEA30E9N
J-B for me! After gaining the knowledgeable insight of fellow techs and discussing the options with the owner, it was decided to epoxy in the voids, sand flush, and reassemble. The owner had remarked that when the vehicle was purchased 3 yrs. ago, that it had ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEB31EXS
Good morning techs everywhere.I want to thank the 4 people who took the time to answer my request.The problem is a combination of low compression and a stretched timing chain.the customer has decided to wait for a while.
1977 Mercury Cougar 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 7A93H50152
Thanks to everyone that replied to my help request. It was Bill [...] that got my noise in the right area. The carb. kit they got for me was a Hygrade brand. The gasket for the venture had not been notched out in the center so it did not fit correctly, even t...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11WOP
Thank you for all your replies- as many mentioned - never assume anything in automotive diagnostics - We had done a compression check and also checked distributor rotor position at TDC and had 'assumed' the the timing belt was in order. However after running o... Trouble codes: 55 (no codes).
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L engine VIN: IMELM65LIV
Sorry about taking so long to close this post,the car is on the back burner,the heads are at the machine shop to be planed (excessive warpage) and the rad is at the rad shop to be cleaned.The customer has given me the go ahead,but I have not yet got it back to...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L struts,links,etc. VIN: JN1DA31D52
Sorry about taking so long but I recommended that she take the car to the dealer to get the car fixed under warranty. There is also a bulletin on noises for this car so it must go to the dealer.
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