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1998 Audi A4 2.8L forward engagement VIN: WAUED68D7W
Hello everyone, This 1998 Audi A4 Quattro Automatic will not engage into forward gear.Reverse is perfect.I did retrieve transmission code 00297 P1324 idicating fault in G38 transmission speed sensor.I replaced this sensor which is to rear of valve body althou...
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB2408G
Hi, I know whats wrong with this vehicle. It has a bad tank transfer pump. The problem is its only available from the dealer as an assembly, for $600.00/jobber. You know what I'm talking about, that little pump we can get for most other cars for 30/60 bucks....
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starting VIN: 4USCH7328T
now window will not roll up with #6 fuse blown help!!!
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L blower VIN: WBADE5322V
Here is a good one. car came in with climate control blower motor on even with key off. checked what wiring I could, and relay's. service manager advised to replace control head with no change, blower still stay's on with key off. any idea's? could not get acc...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no increase in rpm VIN: WBAAM333XX
Hello BMW Techs This car came in late friday night before closing and we only had time to retrieved codes that were stored and look for testing procedures in our database, but could not find any. The customer concern is that she steps on the accelerator and th... Trouble codes: P1580, P1510, 01 (ABS no code description), 5 (SRS Firing circuit belt tensionerdriver), 6 (SRS firing circuit belt tensionerpassenger), 16 (SRS driver side belt switch)
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G6CD53B8N
Fellow Cadillac Techs, problem occurs from idle to 3500, in gear, under load, car feels very sluggish( eg.sticking brakes) no power to move itself from a stop, did this before transmission overhaul. all parameters on data stream are within spec, no codes in dr... Trouble codes: 61 (Pump motor test problem ABS)
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KY5299R
just need to now one bit of info if any body knows.i have a customer that wants to put a used engine in his caddy.the engine it has is a vin 9 4.6l and he wants to put a vin y 4.6l in its place.the only difference in the motors is the vin 9 is a higher output ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD52B2R
The car makes a loud metalic knock random/intermittantly from inside the transmission. Sounds like a hammer striking the inner case with various intensity. It occurs when revving up the engine (+2000 rpm) in park or while operating under normal driving conditi...
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L speedo VIN: 1GNER16K9L
i have not had any luck in locating the drac(digital ratio adapter controller) unit on this vehicle. i have exhausted my resources(alldata and mitchell). the information that i have recieved is for the late body style.i am posting this in hopes that someone ha...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK33S2R
Truck originally came in with an intermittent stalling and a MIL lamp on. Fuel solenoid driver repaired stalling. Have followed procedures in Mastertech and Mitchell to reset and change offset. Code sets immediately. Truck runs fine. Can not cure code 88. Trouble codes: 88 (TDC offset error)
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M9T
When I got this vehicle I was told that it failed the emmision test and that the mil was on. Scanned for codes, none found. While observing scanner data I noticed that the idle did not want drop below 1300rpm and if you tried to control the IAC the rpm would o... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNCS13W1T
customer came into shop stating engine would not shut off. the only way to shut engine off was to pull the number 2 fuse. after replacing number 2 fuse with ignition switch in off postion all dash lights come on and fuel pump can then turn key to...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
this vehicle was in our shop 1yr ago and replace engine with jasper reman came back few weeks later and found bad #7 and #8 injectors - replaced injectors - came back 1 month later and found #5 injector weak - had miss fires and those cylinders - truck came ba... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 3G1JF12T7V
a few days cust returned with noise sounding like timing chain,tensioner problem rebooked a few days later to check out ran in the shop for 90 min after cold start in -12 c and test drove after not a tick or a noise out of it.pulled car in for courte...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hello to all the great Techs out yonder, I have a very unusual problem with this "generic" farm truck. Excuse me for not listing all of the tests done but maybe some one has seen these symptoms. I just recently replaced lwr gaskets for leaks, r+r 2 lifters for... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple cyl misfires)
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L no start VIN: 1G1JC1248Y
car came in as a no start. has good spark, fuel psi per specs, int injector pulse. car will start and run for about 10 seconds then die. at that point it looses injector pulse .it will do this as many times as you want to always the same has no secu...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24U7Y
I have a customer that was complaining about hard to start silverado. Last week was 10 degrees or lower and he said it would eventually start but would have to try it about every 20 minutes or so. He brought it over and was below 0 the first night, next morn...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCEC14W91
Hello Techs , trying to help out my brother in law that lives in Houston. When coming to a stop and releasing the brake there is a loud clunk you can feel through out the truck. Twice he has been back to the dealership with this problem. The Gm rep said this i...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL56R62
Massachusetts Emissions require no MIL light to be on for an Emission Sticker. Thus the car was rejected. The vehicle runs fine, but the code reappears after clearing within a day or two. The dealer says the problem is NOT covered under warranty.We do not have... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr position sensor rationality failure)
1991 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 184GK54R4M
this is very intermittent , but when it does act up it does it for 2-3 hours or longer but may go 3-5 days before doing if again. we only check the front 3 injectors for the drop test. all plugs are extremely white as if lean and the engine pops and bangs as i...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L park lights VIN: 2B4GP2535Y
Customer complaint of horn blowing constantly, park lights will not shut off, headlights will not shut off.tested headlighht switch- ok.Checked for dtc's from BCM, none present, cannot activate horn relay or any headlight relays through scan tool. Can operate ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 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...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28Z0Y
Hello All, and thanx in advance. the problem seems to be a lean misfire/surge in cruise, decel and light accel, can be fairly pronounced when hot, but is also there while cool. There are no codes set, no misfires show on scanner, even while this thing is bucki...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L warning light VIN: 3B7KC23691
This truck never had problem with hand brake warning light staying on, until front pads were replaced. So far I have bled front brakes,disconnect both batteries, look up a clear procedure on alldata,check handbrake switch, all without any success,reconnect bot...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L No Start, LONG CRANK VIN: 1B4HR48N82
vehicle has a long crank time when cold. fells like typical chrysler fuel pressure loss problem. sometime vehicle starts right up even after sitting over the weekend. replaced fuel pump with oem pump. replace spark plugs, and serviced throttle body. problem st...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L lifter VIN: 1FTCR11T0N
Hello: Install a long block 2.9l, vehicle has lifter noise when first started in am, noise is any where from 1 min to 2 min approx, this depends on the outside temp. Rebuilder advised us that this in normal, and is a bleed down from the lifters. Has any one co...
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTFE24Y3P
van towed in for no start /found inside cab fuse #7-30amp blown.replaced and blows when key is turned fuel pump tested f/p relay and eec relay both good removed both still blew fuse -tested wire harness to power dist center under hood found no damage in ...
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...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF25N9R
This truck runs very well 99% of the time . The problem only occurs after you have driven for 45 min to an hour.And then you must be pulling a load like doing 75mph into a headwind or going up a hill. Then as you apply more throttle,it does not buck or miss,bu...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP42T9S
Hey Guys, This mustang has me stumped, it has no power especially on acceleration, the customer replaced the mass air flow, I found the fuel filter plugged, I have checked timing, there are no codes, the exhaust is not plugged , the air filter is clean, there ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L trip moniter reset VIN: 2FMDA5149T
hello ford techs-i have this windstar that we replaced a oxygen sensor one thousand miles ago-the check engine lite has not come back on but after we cleared the computer it seems to not want to reset all trip moniters-this car keeps failing smog for mil trip ...
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 Crown Victoria LX 4.6L valve cover VIN: 2FAFP74W6W
Thanks to all in advance - I have to R&R the right valve cover on this 1998 Crown. Alldata says a/c evaporator box must come off. Is this true? Or do any of you Ford techs know a short cut on this. I appreciate any replies. Kevin [...] Ken's Auto Service
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Misses on light accleration. This missing has been traced to be excessive EGR flow. The EGR Valve, Orifice Tube, Solenoid, DPFE, and all related plumbing and wiring have been check according to Ford's HE diagnostic chart. They all passed. EGR Valve, DPFE have ...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L steering wheel VIN: 2GTEK19R7V
This truck came into our shop because the customer wanted us to switch the tire from black wall to white letter. We flipped the tires around, balanced them and put them back on the truck. Customer comes back and says there is a shake in the steering wheel at a...
1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM19WGV
this safari van came in on the hook with a cranks, wont start problem. checked battery and cranking speed-good. pulled engine cover and checked for spark-good. checked for fuel pressure--failed. pressure at 30psi, needs 50 or more to start. my tech sprayed sta...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L steering VIN: IGKDM19W9W
customer complains about a wandering steering at high speeds. he always has to correct the steering while driving. we have replaced idler arms in the front end and a power steering pump. we have checked the front end and there is no play in anything. cannot ta...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L battery VIN: 4S6CM58V3V
after replacing with diff brand rebuilt each time, the vehicle charges at 14.22 volts while idling and drops to 12.60 while cruising.if headlights are on then charges higher like 14-14.22,but not consistently.after driving for 2-3 days it slowly charges less a...
1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire
jeep techs this is for you.. car came with no start conditon. carburetor was dumping lots of fuel inside and outside the engine. car had a blown muffler. replaced carburetor and tune up parts because they were really bad.replaced CAT, AND MUFFLER . fixed lots ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine ignition VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
After trans recondition engine would not start, changed ckp sensor & eng started then shut down after a few seconds. Reflashed processor and antitheft system with no prevail. Disconnected and reconnected all trans connectors swapped asd relay then back to orig...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L drivers front hub VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
We have tried about everything short of replacing front axle assembly. You can hear the noise in front drivers wheel while backin up whith wheel turned, the diff is conventional on front no clutches, Parts we used were not oem either. Any ideas welcomed.
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L no power VIN: KNDJB7231V
no misfire, otc p1693 mfr. computer controll failure, snap on red brick p1963 undocumented trouble code. that tells me personally that i have a ecm software issue, wondering if anybody has any info on this code??? have no mil light. Trouble codes: 1693 (man specific codecan not locate anywhere)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blowing black smoke VIN: WDBBA48DXH
Blowing black smoke out the tailpipe. This car came in with poor idle quality and blowing black smoke real bad. Obviously running full rich. I have checked all the vacuum hoses and linkages and they look good. Car idles fairly good for running so rich. I am su...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E3S
Hey fellow techs, I've got one for all you Mercedes gurus. This vehicle came in with mil lamp on and four trouble codes. Three were oxygen sensor codes and one was coolant temp loose contact code. Wire harness is good in this vehicle and we replaced o2 sensor ... Trouble codes: P1131
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
this car won't communicate with my scanner. it will go to a code list for a fraction of a second, show , 15 and 25, i think, then say "no communication". plugs were fouled out. it feels like skipping. i am getting a good signal from computer to igniter, and ig...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L heater core VIN: 4A3AE45G71
All cores were from dealer,leaking at tank to tube connections.I wish I could have found a crushed core or one punctured by a screw,at least I would know the cause,I think I have taken the precautonary measures.Any help and/or experience would be greatly appre...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on, FAILED IM240 VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
Hello Nissan techs. This car will very randomly loose the speedo operation & momentarily after speedo drops the scan tool shows 0mph for the VSS signal. On a road test during which there is no speedo & no VSS signal, suddenly the speedo comes to life & a secon... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor problem)
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9T
This 1996 Nissan PathFinder 3.3L that we have for repair, I have not seen before. It was built in Jan. 96 and doesn't have the MAP sensor. The problem is that we are getting no vaccum to the EGR system. If I disconnect the the EGR solenoid elec. connector, I g... Trouble codes: 0400 (EGR recirculation), 0325 (knock sensor)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L abs VIN: IG2WP12KXV
thank you to all in advance . abs light comes on & red brk light , but not all the time . code c1261 rf motor circuit open / history code of c1251 rear axle nut fail mtr free spins . checked for gears stripped on bottom of motor pack , all ok & none of the nut...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Accessories VIN: 1GMDX03E51
hi techs i`m hoping someone has had same problem . this montana started acting up after nasty snow storm - fuel gauge reads full when empty . when the tank gets to about half the fuel gauge starts to go back to full as level drops in tank . also rear wiper wil...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Monitor won't run VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
Hello Saab Techs - This 9-5 can't get a state inspection sticker because the OBD-2 readiness test or monitor shows a persistent "Not Ready" when scanned with my Tech 2 or at the state inspection station. When the car came in a month ago with a bad ignition cas...
1997 Saturn SW1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZG8285V
Car came in for hard start 1ST time in am once started was ok rest of day. Vehicle cranks no start, no spark, very erratic injector pulse, when first scaned computer had 32 codes cleared they came back! Got pcm from junk yard and replaced crank sensor because ...
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 453BH6651Y
Hello Techs This Subaru came in with 2 misfire codes+a bank 1 lean condition code. It was driven long distance (to Connecticut from Georgia) running on 2 to 3 cylinders. After we took the compression (150 to 175 in all cylinders)+checked the fuel pressure (in...
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L retractable headlight VIN: JT2MA67L1C
Here's one for our ageless Toyota Techs. I got this car after a couple of other shops tried to repair the retractable headlights. They work properly in the on & up position on the headlight switch. It's the off position that's got me puzzled. In the off positi...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Misfire VIN: 1NXAE09B3S
Engine stutters and misses @ 2500-2600RPM either driving or no load in the shop. We have scoped injectors, MAP sensor, ignition, cam sensor , crank sensor, TPS, IGT & IGF signals from the ignitor. All patterns are consistent with samples in Alldata. Disconnect... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal)
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Daytime running lights
Hi Guys Sorry for no VIN I am at home doing this and forgot rest of paper work,This car came in for a dead battery,charged and running lights came on just running no headlights,Found bad tail light relay and replaced.Lights were off.Car came back for dead batt...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32TXY
this car came in with mil lamp on and dtc p0172. vehicle is not very responsive on initial take off- hesitates badly. we found the mass air flow sensor very dirty. removed and cleaned mass air flow sensor. disconnected battery for 5+ minutes to reset keep aliv... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich)
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T32F19L61
Hello, This one is driving us crazy. The van runs very good, and has no drivability problems other then occationaly will not idle high enough for the required load of the accessories. If headlights, blower, wipers, or defrost are on for cold morning start vehi...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Hello VW experts.I need some help on 99 VW Passat1.8 l. turbo.The problem is:after sitting over hight it won't start.You have to keep cranck it for a long time & push gas pedal. After running for a minute,it will start good.Another problem is: no power when ac...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, No power VIN: 3VWCC21C7Y
This engine starts & idles OK. BUT, absolutely no power w/ the slightest touch of the gas pedal as if no fuel pressure or TPS way out, both checked fine. This engine still has the throttle cable design (opposed to electronicly controlled throttle) Checked TSB'...

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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JH4KA3249K
Hello all, This one went down the road without a fix. The customer wants to pull the plug on repair work. I received several replies stating I should check the cap, rotor and spark output. We checked spark output and it was fine on all cylinders. We tried ...
1987 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L reverse VIN: 1G4GM11A2H
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I had several that said the same thing. There is a small rubber seal in the case between the valve body and the low and reverse drum. When you remove and install the drum, you tear the seal. I am used to 4L60E's. I did...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G4WD54L7M
all right after woring on this 'sucker' sor two days and with the help of the IATN support group we got this baby licked!!! first off thanks to all who answered my request. The problem was with the MAF sensor wiring. somone had stripped the wiring back to chec...
1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS Brougham 5.0L part lost VIN: 1G1BU51H9H
The lost part measures .190' dia. and .730' long and it is coated with teflon. The final length is not super critical because you need to adjust the TPS anyway. Some of you said it came with a new TPS, (but not the one Standard sells, however, I already had on...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AW51R2J
thanl you everyone. the ecm was the problem. I checked the aldl connector and it appeared i have the correct voltage and a proper ground but, the computer would not let me in to scann the computer. i replaced one from a junkyard and swapped out the prom chip i... Trouble codes: 12 (i can only get this if i use a jumper wire).
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GTDC14K6J
Well this truck finally seems to be fixed. I've driven it for three days now.Most replies said to change the dist. shaft. I changed the hole dist. still had the same problem.Thanks to Bruce [...] I when't back to basics. Even though I had checked all the grou...
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS1442S
thanks to all who helped.i found that the cat. converter was restricted when the vehicle was at normal operating cold temps, there was plenty of exhaust.i replaced the cat. converter and i have full power like it should.thanks again. john
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4 wheel driv VIN: 1GNDT13W9V
The problem was ground up splines in slider assembly. The fix was easy with all your help. I got 12 replies all with good ideas and gave me some insight on this system. Thanks Ryan
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNDT13W9V
Some reason I sent this help request twice. The problem was ground up splines in slider assembly. The fix was easy with all your help. I got 12 replies all with good ideas and gave me some insight on this system. Thanks Ryan
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCT19W5W
I've had many replies about c.t.s and t.p.s. voltage. Coolant temp. and i.a.t temp within 10 deg. of outside temp. T.p.s. voltage .47. I tested a sample of fuel and had less than 5 percent alcohol, specific gravity was very heavy and it had a very yellowish ti...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK34J6Y
This truck did not get fixed. All replies were tried and retried. This truck beat the fool out of me. By lowering fuel pressure to lower end of specs we were able to keep the no.s down slightly but not enough to keep it from flagging a p0175. next trip would b... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim system rich bank 1), P0175 (Fuel trim system rich bank 2).
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L steering VIN: 1C3EJ56X2V
Well the vehicle is fixed.Thanks to Brian, Dan, and Adam for the input. The pump and solenoid were replaced to solve the problem. As we stated before the rack was replaced and made no difference. We ordered a new pump and solenoid. We reinstalled the old rack ...
1990 Dodge D150 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B7GE1329L
Hi Guys. Sorry its taken so long to get back. Thanks for the postings. I have not actually fixed this thing yet but I'm sure I know the problem. We had another truck in the very same as this one and we took the oppertonity to do some medical tests on this . We...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Spedo,odometer VIN: 1FTHX26F3R
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out to be a broken wire about half way up the frame where someone had done some camper wiring. The first time I checked it I must have moved the harness enough for the wire to make contact. I recieved some useful informat...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L o2 & catalys monitor VIN: IFTCR10A57
This request may have been an accident... We were working on a diferent size engine, etc. The information may help, but I don't know yet. Thanks for the help.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Inspection failure VIN: 1FALP52U8V
This fix is kind of anti-climatic and I feel a bit embarrassed for not finding it before asking the question. One of the problems with customers who are always in such a hurry they won't let you keep their car is you don't really get a chance to find out what ... Trouble codes: P1000.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Pressure low VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Well this trans is finally fixed. We removed side cover and valve body. There were no obvious problems so we decided to install a used valvebody equipped with all sonnax updates. After installation our line pressure was normal and all gears were there, but as ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 dash lights
I was not able to find the problem before the customer needed the car. However...It came in on a hook a week later because of a rusted out leaking brake line at the rear diff. Of course the tow truck driver told the customer that the guy who did the tranny...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
vehicle left without further fixing , customer denied removing pan as I recomended , I suspected that pickup tube (along with others) plugged , but engine needed to be removed to remove pan, I informed customer that if I removed engine and replaced pump and cl...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
Hi group: Thanks to everyone who replyed to my post. You all tought me a great deal I learned that disconnecting the oil pressure sensor will give 2 min. diagnostic time on glow plugs. I learned that taking the sensor out of the top of the high pressure resiev...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Well bare with me. I got truck running by wiggling wires by PCM. After almost 1 hour of running it started to run rough at Idle. Reved for 1 min. it died.Cranked to check, fuel pump in rail in-op. Checked Now had Code P1670 EF signal not detected. PO 230 F Pum...
1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG35K2S
many thanks to schurch, dave, al's auto, shawn, kenneth, b2b1. input they gave was great. can never have to much, the fix was a stuck valve on #3 cylinder. again thanks to all of you so much. maybe my hair will grow back. thanks, rusty Trouble codes: 34 (map high voltage).
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GTEC19R3T
We went back over everything agin to cover all the bases and it ended up being the lower intake gasket. Third time was the charm. We used Fel Pro's new and upgraded gasket part#98000T and it did the trick. Thank you very much for all the help, everyone is very...
2001 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDFG15R91
I was hoping to have this fixed before I closed this post. The van went to the dealer to have a PCM installed and that didn't help either. It is back to me now and I have 'thrown Parts' at it with no help(MAF,MAP,CKP,Distributer w/ cap and rotor OE). I am abou...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHUF21NPV
Thanks guys for all the responses...unfortunately i am not getting another look at this car for some time. Customer phoned and says car is ' better but not right' knock sensor has helped but she states still occurrs (once in a week)got her to keep a diary of w...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CG58V3S
Where to begin...? First thank you to Michael for the tip about interface problems with my snap-on mt-2500. All displayed data parameters, with the exception of baro, were correct. There was not a problem with baro. snsr. at all! As I suspected and many others... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust).
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Alternator VIN: KNAFA1256V
Thanks for the input! After trying 3 aftermarket alternators , I sent the original alternator to have it rebuilt. They installed a new voltage regulator and all is working properly now! Do not try aftermarket alternators in KIA's ! They do not work! Thanks aga...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: KNAFB12111
our whole problem turned out to be a shorted oxygen sensor. don't ask me how it affected the ignition timing-but that is what it was doing. sensor before the cat heater circuit was shorted internally-continuity from hot wire to the exterior of the sensor. than... Trouble codes: P300, P301, P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P140, P141.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45C3F
first, thanks for all the replies. we checked all the fuel returns and regulator valve, which were free and clear, we tried unplugging the 02 and checking all inline fuel screens, we finally found that we had a stuck fuel dist valve, once we freed it up the ca...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L central locking VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
All locks working correctly. I had 4 replies all were helpful however Bill [...] hit the nail on the head. The #42 fuse, in the fuse box under the hood, for the central locking system was blown when the actuator failed. Thanks to all.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge,srs,turn signals VIN: WDBRF64J21
Hey guys, thanks for the help on this one. You advised me that I had a programming problem with the eis in this vehicle, which indeed was the problem. I found that our Baum cs2000 was not capable of recoding the new eis, so we sent the vehicle to the dealershi...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L water pump VIN: JN1CA21DOT
In addition to the steps mentioned in my help request, I had to do one of two things to gain enough timing chain slack to be able to remove and install the water pump. In regards to the timing chain tensioner, either you have to remove the lower mounting bolt ...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2XN11T7Y
Well, four of you were dead on about this repair. Indeed it was a wiring harness break, in the control side wire for the O2 heater circuit, about 1' up the computer harness from the connector to the O2 sensor, on the harness side. The tricky part was that the ... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 O2 Sensor Heater Problem).
1993 Peugeot 405 2.0L Cuts out VIN: VF34BRFX27
No replies received that I hadn't already considered ie ECU is going to be suspect in that it has been imersed water and the only real way to test is by substitution. However when the car came in I read the codes with vehicle speed sensor and knock sensor code...
1994 Peugeot 306 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: VF37CLFZ23
Thanks to those who replied to this request. I had tried all suggestions and some others such as EGR valve leaks don't apply as it doesn't have one. Anyway I will try and get the car in sometime when there is an opportunity to swap the ECU. In the meantime I s...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G2HZ5416Y
After long time spent reviewing scanner snapshots I found that when the surge was occuring the TCC duty cycle was cahnging up and down almost like the PCM was cammanding the surge. I reflashed the PCM in attempt to reset all the transmission adapts. I drove th...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8T
Garry [...] hit the nail on the head when he e-mailed me and asked about the running temperature & the heater output of the car. Come to find out, the thermostat was stuck open, causing the vehicle to run around 140 degrees F. The computer adapted to the low tempe...
1995 Toyota Camry 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1SK1201S
Most replies were EGR valve. Several were ignition coil. I tried these, but still no fix. Customer said he couldn't wait any more. Thanks to all who responded!
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Interior VIN: WVWRH63B43
I am, as usual, once again impressed with all my esteemed colleagues and their willingness to take the time to address these problems. I wish you all were engineering and designing rather than just repairing. Our world would be a better place. As directed by a...
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