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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JH4KA7674S
Hello techs. i've got this legend that in drive or overdrive during lockup usually up a hill with a moderate load shudders very badly. the vehicle usually needs to be fully warmed up and it is fairly intermitent. i felt pretty confident that it was a problem w...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L acc panel VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Gentlemen thanks in advance for your time and efforts. This car has 2 distinct cabin noises. The first is the obvious main blower, but the second which is the point of concern seems to be the aspirator motor that lives in the control panel. My question is, doe...
2000 BMW 520 2000CC engine VIN: WBADM22050
hey all you BMW techs, this one is a killer after replacing all these parts the car has the same problem,.It would start and idle good,but it would not go pass 2000 rpm. i resetted all adaptations and the same thing happens, can't find any air leaks. Need some...
1992 Buick Century Custom 3.3L abs module VIN: 2G4WS52J42
the car came in with an abs light on, "code c1233 traction control systems" we trace it down to a speed sensor on the drivers front wheel. after replacing the speed sensor and clearing the code, the abs light is still on. we notice that it would only come on w...
1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AG54N7N
This Buick came in mainly for a stalling problem, and some brake/ts bulbs out. I changed the bulbs then went to the stalling problem. I found codes in memory for TPS, CTS, and one quad driver(code 26). Monitor showed tps not changing while trying to adjust it,... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad driver code I replaced lockup solenoid in trans gone now)
1981 Cadillac DeVille 6.0L check engine light VIN: 1G6AD4790B
HI guys, this vehicle runs fine and has no drivability complaints. Intermittantly after driving up a hill just as youcrest the top and start backing off the throttle the check engine light flickers then goes out. NO codes are recorded and all scan data appears...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
Hi Everyone, I don't know what to think about the trouble codes I got from this car. Using the method that displays the codes with the fuel center lights, I got E13, E23, E52 and F48. Using my scan tool plugged into the ALDL I got 53, 55, 56, 57, 59, 62 and 63...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
The car was towed in as a cuting out issue. The car cranks then fires up with a bad miss than backfires out of the intake. some times it will rev without a miss than when the rpms drop down it backfires out of the intake and shuts off. It has spark, injectors ...
1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS Brougham 5.0L part lost VIN: 1G1BU51H9H
I am in the process assembling this Quadrajet and can't locate the plunger for the TPS, It is probably in the guys back yard. What I need to know is the dimension of this and I can make one. The diameter is about .200" Ijust need the length. It goes under the ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS1442S
hello everyone, i have this 1995 s10 pickup and when at normal operating temp., this truck will fall on it's face, loose power and will not accelerate.it feels like it is running out of gas.i checked the fuel pressure and it was low. i replaced the fuel pump,s...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS19X3T
thanks for all the help in advance. the problems started approximately 6 month ago. we replaced the injectors and fuel pressure regulator and plugs and cleaned egr valve. 2 months later back again same problem flooding... same thing over again...injectors, pre... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L heater output VIN: 1G1JC124XT
Hi This caviler has a problem of not maintaining operating temp. on long road trips. Belongs to college student whom drives around 1.5 hours to and from school on the weekends. Last week when she drove home she had no heat and said the temp gauge was hardly re...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rotors VIN: 1GCDL19W3W
Hi group, this van came to us needing brakes all the way around and was pulling left when braking. After brake job still pulls left. Replaced both front calipers, no change. Thought that a hose might of collapsed, replaced both of them, no change. Found idler ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L water pump VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
when the noise starts it gets real loud and if listen at the water pump snout it's loud there but you shut engine off and re start noise may not come back
1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L unknown VIN: XGMXTO5.71
Hello GM techs, Being a foreign car shop, we don't have any experience with this vehicle--it belongs to a friend, so we're doing some diagnosis. On cold start the engine knocks fairly loudly for 20-30 seconds (with ambient temp below 30 f). It sounds like a b...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14T1Y
This truck has cold running problem, surges and poor idle quality, what is dificult is my scan tool will not comunicate with the vehicles pcm,not any of the controll modules on the truck,. All I get on the screen of my scanner is, can not comunicate with pcm. ...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Neutral Shift VIN: 1GCEG15W91
This is a strange one and I have not been able to find any TSBs or anything pertaining to this problem. When you shift from reverse or drive into neutral, you hear a high pitched squeal/pop noise. It won't make the noise when shifted to park. If you have one ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Speedo Inop, Trip Meter Inacurate VIN: 1GBJC34191
Cust tells me his speedo hasn't worked in over a year and jsut recently his trip meter started to act up. Not reading the correct mileage. He stated that he just came back from a 140 Mile trip and his trip meter only reads 77 mi. I checked the cluster for code...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L entertainment VIN: 1GCHK23143
Vehicle is equiped with UQ7 w\o Y91 BOSE audio system. Truck has a serious draw at the amplifier located under the center console, if I unplug connector C2 from the amp my draw disappears. C2 consists of Battery positive voltage, ground, left subwoofer +, left...
1978 Dodge Ramcharger 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: A108F8S316
Truck came in not starting, replaced icm and ignition resistor got it running. Fuel filter running out of fuel. Has new napa pump. Replaced all rubber fuel hoses from tank to carb, still too little fuel in filter. Pulled tank to check for problems, none found....
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Cuts out
This car will intermittantly stall during the warm up period. Sometimes it will restart right away and somtimes you have to turn the ignition off for about 30 seconds. After the car is warmed up it will run normally for the rest of the day. The car stalls beca...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L ignition VIN: 1B7JC26Y2T
Everyone, Thanks in advance for any help. A transmission shop has rebuilt the transmission in this pickup and now it will not start. There is power to the distributor, but none to the coil. Bare wiring was found at the connector on top of the bell housing and ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3542C2TD
Vehicle came in with service engine soon light on. Used Snap on scanner found misfire and O2 codes. Found bad plug wires. Replaced wires and reset computer. Roadtested and service engine soon light returned with a code 81 undocumented code. All Data shed no li... Trouble codes: 81 (undocumented code)
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF236OY
Hi everyone: This dodge will not start cold. At first it seemed like a heated air intake problem but that system is working fine. Then we changed the batteries because it was cranking a little slow, no help. The funny thing is that you can get it going with st...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heater
temperature gauge will not reach mid range yet we do have some heat with increase in rpm. I think its a water pump problem or air pocket. 5 other shops had it and gave up, so now ive got it. thanks dave
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
It's back. This car is an absolute nightmare. After driving on the freeway for 15-20 min the trans will downshift to 3rd gear. Continue driving and it will upshift to 4th again. No codes or other symptoms. When tested the 3-4 soleniod is not being energized. B...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10URP
died on road we have replaced coil cap rotor for code 211 test mass will run disconnected. installed new mass air flow sensor . get this truck starts and dies remove maf sensor from housing vehcal runs great but if i blow on sensor elements truck dies or stumb...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
ok ford techs, heres one for the books. with scanner monitoring ect temps stay the same all thru the heat up range. doesn't flucuate at all. turn heater on any fan speed, any setting, and as your driving you can see the temps going up and down, not only on sca...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L o2 & catalys monitor VIN: IFTCR10A57
help! please. I have checked fuel pressure, cat- crank test passes, replaced.o2, cleared ecm memory, and have driven drive cycle critrea with no help
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Shift Interlock, Brake lts VIN: 1FBJS31L8V
Hello alll, this is what I feel to be a short to ground problem. This is a 15 passenger Purolator van wiith no extra shelves, etc. with a complaint of shift interlock inop, no brake lts. I have spent 2 hours disconnecting switches and replacing fuses with no l...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE37L3V
Hello all. This headache was towed in unable to start. A quick check showed a lack of fuel problem so the first check was the fuel filter. It was clogged solid - could not blow through it at all! Replaced fuel filter and was able to get vehicle started. vehicl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3 cylinder), P0304 (Misfire 4 Cylinder), P0308 (Misfire 8 Cylinder), P0171 (System to lean bank 1), P0174 (System to lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1137W
This car seems to run fine. It has a MIL on and a hard P1381 code. Resistance on the sol. is in specs. Tailpipe emissions are good. Pulled the valve cover and manually turned the cam against the advance mechanism, seems to rotate fine. But doesn't snap back wh... Trouble codes: P1380 (Variable Cam Timing Sol A Fault), P1381 (VCT Overadvanced Bank 1), P1000 (OBD II System checks incomplete)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
Slowly lost power on express way and would not restart. Towed to my shop and it started with just the normal blue smoke until it warmed up. There were no codes stored. After searching archieves I dicided to test for a restriction in the fuel pick up. I install...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5144X
After Checking Had Missfire On #6 Cyclinder. Problem Was In Coil Pack.Replace Coil Pack .Ran Car In Shop, Good No Missfire Idle Good For 30 Min.Then Went On Test Drive. Went About 1/2 Mile Drove Over Railroad Tracks Stalled Hasn't Started Since. Towed Back Che...
2000 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU75EXY
THIS vehicle continues to come back with lean codes on either one bank or both depending on how long you drive it. It seems to trake about two weeks of normal driving to trip the MIL. The freeze frame data at last chech showed 39MPH, 40% load, STFT bank 0ne -3... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Compression VIN: 3FAFP113X1
I replaced the head gasket on this car. The head had to be welded in three places before they could resurface it. After the head gasket was replaced and timing belt installed, I could only get between 35-55 lbs. Compression in each cylinder. This particular mo...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55242
Customer Brought in a 2002 Ford Taurus Flex Fuel 3.0 with complaint of MIL on and intermitent hard start. Found Codes 0172 and 0175 Stored in ECM Both Bank 1&2 LTFT numbers were fluctating between -18% and -24% @ idle with STFT -2% to -6%. MAF voltage was 1.19... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
hey ford diesel guys. this truck died crusing on the freeway. has not started since. i have looked for chafing of the wires on the steering column and at the ficm as well as by the vavle cover bolts and nothing is found. i cant scan with ngs due to lack of CAN...
1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG35K2S
we have discovered that we have 4.12 v at idle to map sensor, but we have a pulsing vacuum it seems like, can apply vac with guage and volts drop to normal but runs bad. we have no vac. to baro sensor from throttle body, is that the prob? putting new gaskets o... Trouble codes: 34 (map high voltage)
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L interior lighting VIN: 1GKDT13W6V
Hi all we have a jimmy that the interior lights stay on. We found that the interior light module is part of the remote function acuation module, we are looking for a wiring diagram/diagnostic chart for this component. Alldata shows seperate modules. Any help o...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Transmission 2-3 shift VIN: 1GKEK12T91
vehicle came in with a intermittant hang in second gear, I suspected it was "in limp mode". started vehicle and found no SES light and Client verified that SES had not came on before this. I test drove the vehicle with the Client to verify the problem. after a...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 8.1L Battery VIN: 3GKGC26G42
Hello Every one, I realy hope someone can help with this problem. This is a limo,I have talked to the limo manufactor and they say the problem is not in the back. We removed the power cable to the back and still have the problem. Ok now the problem the battery...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8550N
Had this civic no start towed in, it's getting fuel, oil even smells a little like gas, but no spark. checked and i have power on both sides of the coil, seems to not have any ignition pulses. pulled up the test on snap-on shop key that says igniter unit. ste...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHY1745N
The heater in this vehicle will not get hot. Its full of coolant and engine is up to temperature. The test between the facia plate and the "baby grand piano" (control module) were inconclusive with the info we have so we installed a used facia plate and used c...
1986 Jeep Comanche Custom 2.8L rear proportining valve VIN: 1JTWL6513G
this vehicle has a low brake pedal , pedal is ok with rear proportion valve blocked off. i cannot find any information on how the system is supposed to work . it has two lines going to rear
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L clutch VIN: 1J4FJ68S4P
I thought I had this rig fixed with a new LUK clutch and new clutch hydraulics, from chrysler. the jeep felt good after the repairs, the customer was happy all was good, but then: over the next few hundred miles, after it is fully warmed up, the clutch pedal g...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater core VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
I recently bought this jeep and notice that when accelerating, especially when the engine is cold, there is this gurgling or gushing sound by the heater core. I didn't see any tech bulletins about it. It doesn't seem to affect the heater because it works fine....
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N14
Reset KAM test drove after overnight cold soak. Monitor ECT SFT1 LFT1 IAT nothing abnormal. No pending code set. Monitor O2s11 and O2s12 switching between -609ua 1.72ma and .95-0v respectivly. Do not see any obvious reason Rich code is set. Trouble codes: P2097 (target a/f feedback syst. too rich)
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: BA45A98800
Mercedes Wizards of iATN, Vehicle came in for a head gasket replacement. Vehicle was driven in. Compression test indicated no compression on cylinder #6, good on all other cylinders. Car was overheating. Removed left cylinder head and replaced head gasket. N...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBJF20F4T
Customer says the car stalls once and a while. Most of the time when going slow, about 20 mph. Then has to wait a minute or more before it will start. Cranks ok but not start. Dealer has changed fuel filters but problem still occurs. Check engine light on with... Trouble codes: P0380
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L brakes VIN: 4M2ZU52P3W
This is the second Ford ,other was an Explorer, that has a muted "swish,shish,swish" noise when slowing down (starts at about 20mph to almost a full stop). Everything has been checked thourghly, ie rotor runout, faulty hardware, etc. Nothing is evident. The ot...
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4BU31C2P
first of this is my own car which i,ve had for about 8 months now. the motor runs great lots of power and no oil consumpstion. the main problem is extremely poor fuel mileage when used for city driving. we are talking about 15 miles per gallon or less compared...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L water pump VIN: JN1CA21DOT
Hello Folks, I am in the process of replacing this vehicles water pump. The problem I'm experiencing is that I cannot get enough slack in the timing chain (water pump on this model is driven by the timing chain) to get it off of the sprocket on the water pump....
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L alternator VIN: 1G3WH14X7N
customer came in last week with vehicle towed in, his specific complaint was that he drove it for about ten miles the car died out while driving and would not crank over, he tried jump starting but the vehicle would not stay running. so one of my fellow techs ...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C9T
The customer complaint is an unsual message that is displayed across the driver's information center..."cleaning key wait 3 minutes to start". The condition is becoming more appearent to the customer, but is not reproduceable here in the shop. There are no cod...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G3WS52KXW
The flow chart tells you to turn switch to run,turn the wiper switch to off,Disconect wiper switch conector C203. If the wipers don't park. the switch is bad. Im not totaly confident in this procedure. The switch is 152.00 bucks.Do any of you guys have any exp...
1998 Other European AROZA 1000CC cambelt VIN: SSZZZ6HZHZ
Hello to all, I require a diagram of the cambelt & timing marks on this vehicle.It is an imported vehicle & the belt has slipped.I urgently require the correct procedure & alignment of the cambelt. Thanks in advanced
1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L coolant temp VIN: 1G2NW55M8R
After installing intake gaskets and thermastate , we have a temp problem . I do not know if this car had this problem before . It was low on coolant and had been sitting for a year not being driven . At idle the car holds around 195 no problem . If you hold it...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L cooling system VIN: 1G2NW12MOT
Hello fellow techs.I'm having a very difficult time trying to verify source of coolant leak.It appears to be from right front head gasket or timing cover.I've removed front engine mount,P.S. pump,alternator and brackets-but the timing cover raises up at the ex...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L remote keyless VIN: 2G2WS52214
Does anyone know a way to program an additional keyless entry transmitter,I have one working original.I do not have a tech II.Have Modis but don't see anything in it.

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Maintenance Required Light VIN: JH4KA9644W
Hi gang--Thank-you for your replies, most were similar or close variations of the procedure in the owners manual and what I found in Alldata. I tried all of them but no luck. As I said in the update the 'Select' and 'Reset' buttons seem to be non-functional an...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUGD28DXW
Did the idle adaption on the throttle body, many thanks for that tip, and the idle seems much better. I can hear an ocassional misfire every now and then, but it does not trip the ECU misfire detection. We did test this function, it does work. I am not sure ...
1994 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8314M
thank you every body the problem turned out to be dirty electrical connectors at the dk motors this car had been to 3 shops special thanks to AGOSTINO [...] AFTER CLEANING CONNECTIONS CAR RUNS GREAT .
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L mrs module VIN: WBAAV33481
first i would like to say thanks to everyone who took the time to read and reply to this request. the car is finished. we were fortunate to have rep in the area from c.a.s. with the aid of autologics tablet pc we were able to recode the mrs unit, and turn the ...
1989 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start, Backfires VIN: 1G4AH51R2K
Spark plugs fixed it, turns out the relatively new set were just to fuel fouled to fire. Seems like at times its what you least expect. Thanks to all for the excellent suggestions, now I can sleep tonite.
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L oil psi VIN: 1GCCS1943Y
Well I had some nice replys. Customer had me put Motorcraft 30wt oil and quart lucas in it. Oil psi now is about 18-20lbs at idle. He just bought this vehicle from like a cousin who deals in used cars. The cousin sold it for someone else who probably knew it w...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J11
Sorry about the long wait for the fix. The customer declined any further repairs. I thought about it for a while and realized i put thread tape on the ect. This messed with the ground and caused some of the intermitent problems with the gauge. I was unable to ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Engine coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature).
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25R62
We purchased the Genisys scanner assuming that it could then perform the crankshaft sensor variation relearn procedure. It was not successful. Being pressed for time I ran it over to a Chevy dealer where a buddy worked and it was done in two minutes with a Tec... Trouble codes: 1336 (CKP system variation not learned).
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L7V
Thanks to everyone who helped in my request.I checked the harness over the trans.& found a chaffed wire.Repaired the wire,but problem was still there.checked ignition switch power circuit,it had 12v-ok.Checked LDP ground &switch circuit resistence&voltage read... Trouble codes: P1494 (Evap. Leak Detection Pump Switch).
2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L steering column VIN: KLAJB82Z3Y
Aluminium knee bolster, clockspring, column bearings were suggested as possibilties. Good suggestions all, but the customer has not returned, so I can't check out any of them yet.
1996 Dodge B2500 5.2L heating system VIN: 2V7HB21Y9T
Thank you to everyone who replied, your help was greatly appreciated. We removed the water pump and found it to be pitted, therefore slowing the flow of coolant. We also back-flushed the heater core several times and got alot of debris out of it. It took appro...
1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L radiator fan VIN: 1P3ES42C5V
Well everyone I found and replased the relay that all 13 replies told me were it was lacated. I checked for power and grounds at relay and had both. I replased relay and all is good. I thank everone of you very much, I could not find this relay in all the book...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, LOOPS /NO POWER VIN: 3B7HC12Y4W
ok guys this one is fixed. right away eveybody said cat. they said to take the front o2 sensor out and start it. well i did and it did, started right up. so put o2 back and got a cat from dealer. never thought about the cat. i guess due to cold weather every d...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L alternator/low output VIN: 2C3HH46R9Y
thanks for all the help people, we checked the compression and a little low 90 to 100 psi, we un-hooked cam sensor and tried to start but still no go. car does not have a security system SKIM or SKIS(it was the first thing i checked). we unhooked the new alter...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Thank you to everyone that replied.I replaced the IAC motor,cleared the memory and did a idle speed reset.It has been 1 week and customer has been contacted with no complaints about the idle surging.Great to have this network in place for helping with these ki...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P4V
Received alot of replies to this one and when I saw them all I knew most of you guys were right on the money (was one of those things you think about in hindsight and say why didnt I think of that )I guess what was throwing me was that I was getting a signal f...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTHX26F6V
The customer decided that he did not want to pursue any further repairs at this time but what we did find was the injector monitor was indicating unsatisfactory amprage to one bank of injectors amprage flow test CONFIRMED all was good there. The problem is int...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drivers Window VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Thanks for all of the responses. The problem was a faulty ground contact in the master switch for the OTD circuit. Replaced master switch and Wallah...It works. Thanks Again. B.J.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L no power VIN: 1FTDF082XV
it was the ballancer put a new one on and it runs great thanks for the help
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTYR14V5X
I would like to thank everyone who responded and there were many. I feel like we were the only ones who had not yet run into this problem. Fred [...] stated that this gauge is not a true pressure gauge, but rather an on-off switch that operates a gauge. Ap...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
thanks to all who replied. appologies for the late fix. after retesting the wire loom and idm for the third time. we swaped #7 new injector with #5 known good original injector and miss followed. the problem was the new injector. return to ford and get new inj... Trouble codes: 0281 (cyl 7 low contribution/balance test), 1277 (injector code high to low side).
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5247X
Sorry it took so long on this one, customer had to make the decision to fix. The TSB 03-16-01 fixed it, thanks to all! And a special thanks to Sean for suppling us with the TSB number, it made my job a lot easier! Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 lean), P0174 (B2 lean).
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
followed the advice and replaced the plenum gasket and intake gasket could nt find this problem with a smoke machine recheck car on modis no codes and this was a great fix this gasket cause misfire and 02 sensor codes thanks again Trouble codes: P1116, P301P.
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L front diff VIN: 2FTPXI8Z3Y
Well, this was a humbling experience to say the least. I am reminded once again to Keep It Simple, Stupid. Turned out I had 2 problems, one I knew about which was one of the vac solenoids dead. The major problem ended up being a fuse, #8 I think it was, for th...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6630Y
Three responces were the fuel pump. I replaced it with a ford unit. It was diferent in the way it mounted. The original one locked into the bottom of the tank, and the new one hangs on the top. I had to take the tank to a Ford dealer to have the mount cut off ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
This vehicle is fixed. I might have been somewhat unclear about the symptom. The 50 ohms on the ground wire was because I had the key on while checking it, my mistake. The vehicle did move and the transfer case was not stuck in 4 wheel drive, the problem was t...
1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L SRS Light VIN: JHMRA187XT
We've fixed this one. Thanks to all who replied and special thanks to Fred from Idaho, Matthew from Florida and Dan from Wisconsin. You guys are the best. It would appear that anytime the battery is disconnected for an extended period the SRS (air bag) warni...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L alarm VIN: 1YVGE31B8P
Hi, Thanks to all who replied, the help was beneficial but did not solve our problem. In our particular situation, the cpu which houses the alarm control module had a loose connection either at the solder joints or at the pin connections for the wire harness...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Engine Oil Leak VIN: JM1TA2218V
While I was doing the timing belt on this job,I changed the cam & front crank oil seals . I hooked up my BG injector cleaner (empty) to the dip stick tube & cut the pressure down to 3-5 psi & blocked off the pcv port & sprayed soapy water to verify that the se...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions
Thanx Gang...got better response than expected on this one. Special thanks goes to the Aussie David [...] also came up wit...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L head bolts VIN: WDBDA28D5M
the head bolts turned out to be fine. but as for the cold start problem we will be working on that fairly soon. thanks to all that replied & we hope for the best
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L hard start hot VIN: WDBHA28E4T
Thanks to all that responded! This car is off to the auction for the next poor unsuspecting owner. After reviewing all the replies and alot of hours under the hood it is most certain this baby is going to need an engine with the lowest cylinder reading in the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L key VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Thank all that replied. The customer brought in his other key and his (spare key). His other key started the car one time and then nothing. The spare key started it ok. We sent him to dealer to get new key. Car is starting fine now. Both keys went bad. I don't...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L OD light flashes VIN: 1MELM6537T
Hi all. Sorry for the long delay but I sent this customer to a tranny shop to get a second opinion, and they sent them to a dealer. The dealer said the new TSS(updated #1S7Z-7M101-KA with a white body and black connector)I put in was bad, so they installed ano...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starter VIN: 1MFM53U6XG
I decided to check out the ignition switch and found no power in the lightgreen/violet wire in thye ignition switch connector. It gets it power from a 40a fuse #3 in the power distribution box underhood. It was good and so was the wiring under the box. So the ...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NL52T4X
hi guys , i got alot of ideas on this one.some said to check the vacuup hose at the map senor,someone said that the intake manifold gasket was coomon problem on quad fours,one ideas that i would of never thought of is the oil relief valve sticking causeing hig... Trouble codes: 0180 (map sensor high).
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L unknown VIN: 1G2NE55M65
I had 24 replies. 8 said headgasket. The top reply. It seems small, hard to detect, head-gasket leaks are common to this motor. Broken & loose head bolts also seem to be a problem. We preformed a cylinder leakage test, which still left us without proof. Three ...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L 1-2 shift VIN: WPOAA2994V
I have finished the Transmission, and it drove flawlessly. In the end I replaced the shifter fork for 1-2 and the new part was obviously updated and much more robust. Since the 1-2 shift has been sloppy for a while and popping out of 2nd, I replaced the operat...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF58N4W
Good Afternoon I received 5 replies from my post,I wish I could say they tolled me just what to do to fix it but no luck. I tried some of the tests for power and grounds and relays. Bob from Massachusetts had a car just like this one and we both think it mig...
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L cooling system VIN: 1G8ZG1271V
Thanks to all that replied. I installed a new saturn t-stat and problem seemed to get better. When very cold outside I put on recirculation door. This helped even more. Customer is very satified with temp in car.
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