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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L oil light VIN: WAUEJ58C3P
Ok, I've had an intermittent problem with this car related to the oil pressure light for a couple of weeks now. This particular vehicle does not have a pressure gauge, just a warning light. There are two pressure switches that will activate this light. The 0.3...
1988 BMW M5 3.5L transmission VIN: WBADK8305J
I'm not a BMW mechanic so I don't even know where to start. This car seems to drive fine on short trips. On a long trip, it seems like the trany will start to slip until it won't move. By cycling the key off and back on, it will work fine again for about 50 mo...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD5331L
Hey there cadillac techs, This one is eating me alive. You can see by previous repair that we have done all the basics. The car wass ready for a tune because it had never had one & fuel pressure was low so we replaced pump but car still had intermittant miss &...
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 5.7L engine performance VIN: 1Z3716S440
This engine was built to replace the very weak stock engine (195hp). There is a brand new Holley 670 Street Avenger setting on top. Engine builder say's 350+ hp. This engine has a Crane 292H cam. Builder say's this cam works fine in the many engines he has bui...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L loss of power
Under load the engines starts cutting out like it is starving for fuel. As soon as intake is sprayed with carb cleaner it will burn rubber. It is indicating lean condition with the 44 code. Have looked for vacuum leak and found none. Engine was rebuilt about 3... Trouble codes: 44 (lean condition)
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L tcc VIN: 2G1FP2259R
help this one is driving me nuts.. we have a 1994 chevy camaro that the tcc will not fully engage . we have put this vehicle on a shaffer sfifter which takes all the electronic controls from the car out of the picture and it shifts fine and we can control the ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L cv joint - clutch ? VIN: 1G1JF12T9T
Used to do a lot of work for this lady. She traded for a new Blazer so I don't see her very often anymore. Her son got a Cavalier. she called and asked me if I would put a clutch in it. She brought it in this morning, I can't find anything wrong with the clutc...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG29R9X
This van has a skip under light load after warm, scanned- no codes, but showed miss fire on cylinders 3&6 when driving, disconnected egr valve and vehicle runs perfect, but still no codes even when valve is disconnected. Tried a known good EGR valve from anoth...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L MIL Lamp on, engine power loss li VIN: 2G1FP22K2X
This camaro has been towed in twice now, each time showing a code 1515, customer states that it ran horrible, no power, felt like it was running on half the engine only. Problem has happened both after driving for 70 miles and after driving only 10. Each time,... Trouble codes: 1515 (TAC control problem)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEC19W9X
With engine hot in gear at idle truck pings/clatters very heavly. Driving or in park it does not ping/clatter even under heavy accceleration, only in drive at idle. Checked fuel for diesel (cause it sounds like one) but none found. History is unknown. Map,puls...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfer case/differential VIN: 1GCHK24U91
This truck came in the other day and the customer complained of a loud clunking in the area of the transfer case when shifting into 4x4 and a whine while in 4wd. We drove the truck with the customer and experienced the clunk while shifting into 4wd and what so...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GBJK34151
I jumped in the truck monday morning(5 Degrees outside), waited for the "wait to start" light to go out and it fired right up. It ran for about 20 seconds and died. It will not restart. I figured gelled fuel so we towed it inside. After sitting for 6 hours and...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
we have several issues no interior lights,no radio,no remote entry, no hvac, no starter, please if anybody has seen this kind of problem help. RON Trouble codes: U1000 (no stat of health from module), U1041 (loss of ebcm communication), 1026 (loss of class 2 from ebcm), 1152 (loss of hvac communication)
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L heather core VIN: 2CNBJ13C12
we have replace heather core last time but now they say we have to ground the heather core and replace prestonne by dexcool . have anybody have similar problem . thank you in advance robert
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L frt diff
i have this 2002 chevy s10 pickup with a grinding noise from the frt end when you drive on the highway for a while starts off low and then the noise gets very loud when you come to a stop you hear a snap kinda sound and the noise is gone until you drive for a ...
1993 Chrysler LeBaron LE 3.0L no start VIN: 1C3XA363XP
This car was running fine but quit. It has no spark no fuel pump no injection pulse. The Map and all referance voltage is 2.15 not the 5 it says it needs. The auto shut done relay in not coming on and we changed the distrubutor with no results. Whn we ingage t...
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....
1990 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Updated pump VIN: 1B7GG26X3L
I need some input from the "Trans Experts". This 90 Dakota came in with a noise from the bell housing, after trans removal we found the pump drive on the torque converter broken! I was unable to talk the customer into a trans replacement, he just wanted a pump...
1992 Dodge D150 5.2L spark knock VIN: 1B7HM16YON
this truck has valve rattle spark knock all the time.runs great but drives you crazy. any help.
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B7FL26X3N
engine runs rough, sputters,surges pops through exhaust when first started. problem only occurs when cold, below 25 degrees f. and only last aprox. 60-90 seconds. after this time vehicle runs fine. problem will not occure again until vehicle has sat for severa...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Mechanical
Help!!! Hello everybody, we have a 95 ram 2500 pick up 5.9 liter diesal that has tranny fluid leaking were dipstick goes into tranny,we removed the dipstick & found that there is a oring thats fits into a groove in the tube, well the tube has a hairline crack ...
1996 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L no spark VIN: 1B3ES47C2T
Won't Run!!! No spark on #1 and #4 No impulse from the computer to the coil. Have changed one p.c.m. and put in new cam and crank sensors. I have done every possible test that I can possibley think of can you help me figure this one out? This one really has me...
1971 Ford Mustang 351CID engine exhaust temp
Hello all, need some help on this one. We rebuilt the engine in this car, cust wanted to build up the engine as he is restoring the car. Got it all together and running, but cyls # 3,4,5 are heating up the header tubes red hot (500 degrees F) at 2500 rpm. The ...
1991 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HZM
Guys, This was towed in the other day for a no start and we cleaned the plugs and it started. Tried to read codes and the scan tool would work with the key off but as soon as you turn the key on the scanner would fade out. I've traced the problem to the sig rt... Trouble codes: 113 (Act open), 118 (ect open), 123 (tp above max voltage), 126 (map out of range), 337 (evp max voltage), 634 (mlp sensor out of range //// 637 tot open)
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, noise VIN: 1FMDU34X7P
Vehicle comes in about every four thousand miles with one of the vacuum lines off of the tree on the drivers side of the intake. have found no tsb's or anyone with similar problem. The vacuum line that goes to the fuel pressure regulator and the ac control, th...
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L High Nox VIN: 1FMEU15H9P
Ford bronco failed Nox. Checked EGR working fine. Is catalytic converter pretty common to fail on this car? Any help, tips, advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
I hope you will all forgive the long post: this truck came in with a poor idle quality. koeo, koer, and cont codes all clear. when running through the tests could see the voltage in the dpfe sensor moving. I also went through the grounds, they looked good. whe...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cruise control VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
Cruise control does not work. I performed tests per MOD. There is no test for the amplifier, just a process of elimination. I replaced amp with dealer part - still no cruise. I performed the servo test per MOD and the servo worked. Using a dvom on ac scale I c...
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 ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rr wheel speed sensor VIN: 1FAFP52U5W
Hello Group,we have this taurus that keeps setting code for rr wheel speed sensor.replaced sensor and ohmed out harness from the controller,checks out good.problem is intermittant, comes and goes.when abs light is on...scanner shows 0 wheel speed at the right ...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42XUX
I strongly suspect that the crank sensor is failing on this unit, I dont have access to a scope unfortunately. I duplicated the concern once this morning, fuel pressure stayed at 35PSi during the stall. Almost like the key was turned off. When you start it up ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Engine VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Hello everyone. We need your help with a 99' F-350 with a 6.8L that has a knock. This knock starts as a tick and gets worse as the engine reaches operating temperature. It seems to go away at steady RPM's above 1500 rpm and doesn't knock at all under a load (i...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
asking for help on this ford truck.auto four wheel drive. the 4 wheel drive will not enguage when the switch is turned to 4-high or 4-low. indicator light goes on for bulb check, but does not turn on when switching to four wheel.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L 1-2 Shift
Good evening to all, We took this vehicle in because a local trans shop told the customer that there was nothing wrong with the transmission and that it might have something to do with an engine sensor. Customers original complaint was that the trans was slipp...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 3FDXF46F2Y
Any Ford Diesel techs please help, I'm out of ideas. This F450 cranks Ok but starts hard or fails to start when cold. If key is left on for another 20 seconds after wait to start light goes out it runs a little better, but still not good. After it does finally... Trouble codes: P0420 (Exhaust Back Pressure Control Problem)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W62
This one is driving us nuts. We received this truck last week with the MIL on and engine running slightly rough at idle. We scanned the pcm to find two codes. PO306 cylinder #6 misfire & PO316 Misfire occurred in the first 1000 engine revolutions. At first we ... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316
2002 Ford Focus Street 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP383X2
problem with car when very cold below -20 deg c- engine will start fine on fast idle & run for approx 20 sec then die & will not restart- checked outside in cold found no injectors firing- pushed inside to diag- started & ran fine- left outside over night same...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L ignition lock VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
Hi GM PRO'S, the ignition key is stuck half-way back and will NOT come out, unless I push-in the core of the solenoid located right on the back of lock cylinder, than it will come all the way back to OFF position and the key will come-out NO problem... There ...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Alignment VIN: 1GTHG35U13
We are interested if anyone else has hit frontend problems on these newer GM trucks this is a fleet vehicle that we service and the company has 2 more of these with lower mileage that are also showing signs of wear on the idler,pitman and upper ball joints.All...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L brake drums VIN: 2HKRL18561
this honda went to dealership for a factory recall on the brakes the groaning started shortly after. We replaced brake shoes and drums with NAPA, groan came back within 2 weeks, clean and lube system every two weeks. Called a dealer they suggest replace with H...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
This vehicle originally came in with a noise at the engine compartment and a check engine light. Computer scan revealed a code P0463 (fuel level sensor signal high). Testing verified a bad fuel level sensor. Repair was authorized and parts ordered. The noise w... Trouble codes: P1312 (ION sensing module secondary line circuit fault)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L No Start VIN: JAACCH58R2
I have a no start that i have gone through and am missing something.Give me a Idea what ihave missed please,check whati said above.
1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1J4FJ38L5K
Jeep came in and customer was complaining of an overheating problem. Found water pump leaking, and no thermostat was intalled. Replaced water pump and t-stat with brand new parts, and flushed cooling system. After the jeep idled in the bay for about 20 minutes...
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L hard start cold VIN: KNAFB1219X
hi guys, we have this kia in our shop that is hard to start cold. i dont hear the fuel pump when ignition is turn on. so im suspect its starting on oil pressure because something is wrong in the fuel pump relay circuit.i tried a new relay, but have same proble...
1988 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L dash cluster VIN: 1LNBM9843J
vehicle came in for auto temp control only blows high speed/when trying to pull codes from automatic temp controls the digital cluster lit up, all segments lit up like when you first turn key on /and the temp control head went blank/checked fuses all ok,checke...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3315G
problem has been on off w/longcranking time problem. tune-up withw/fuel and air filters ,mazda spark plugs and wires . problem not as bad , had mas air sensor go bad /replaced it. seemed to run ok 4 or 5 months .started to have problem again only this time ble...
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2222K
this Mazda whas towed from another shop with a no start.Very weak spark from coil,not enough to start it.tried a ford e-coil and started and ran fine.suspected a week ignitor,so replaced distributor.no change.back probed harness to pcm all ok.replaced pcm with...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, no spark VIN: 1VVGED22D9
After engine swap was performed motor does not start due to a no spark condition.Rechecked all grounds and harness for any loose ends all checked out O.K. all fuses are good.main relay is good then checked dist for power getting 6 volts at dist plug and 12 vol...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBJF70J8Y
Maybe I should have posted this one under electrical. After starting the car & stepping on the brake pedal, the warning messages appear: ABS, BAS & ESP. The brake lights are inop too. There is a code in pcm for the brake light switch. I tested the brake light ...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S51
Customer brought to dealer for illuminated mil and brake light switch recall in June 04. No record of codes from dealer invoices. Replaced downstream o2, light came back on, replaced fuel pump and pcm, light came back on, replaced converters and intake gaskets... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich)
1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JA4GJ51S7L
I am measuring about 900 ppm of nox gas in front of catalytic converter and 700 ppm after it. I dont feel this converter is doing its job. The ignition timing is to spec. and the vehicle runs fine. Oxygen sensor is switching fine and no vacuum leaks were found...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L clutch VIN: JA3AH86F84
hi guys i need help honda guy trying to work on a mitsubishi, i got to change the cluth on a 2004 lancer evolution ,i passed by the local mitsubishi dealer to get some pointers and i was told that i needed too many special tools and that i had to take basicall...
1987 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4PB21S8H
How do you get codes out of this ECM? I suspect the prob is in the carb, but would like more code info before porceeding. The ECM under the passenger seat has a red and green light, an on/off switch and not knob to rotate or turn. I have and 86 Sentra manual (...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNIRZ24A7L
This is a student project at our community college. The vehicle acts as if it is hitting a rev limiter, quite consistently about 2000 rpm. We did have a bad coolant sensor which was replaced. Also, the TPS was not working properly, we removed and cleaned the c...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L oil leak crankshaft seal VIN: JN8AR05YZV
hellow my fellow wrenches and techs! this nissan pathfinder has us by the short hairs!seems that one of my best customers ran into a oil leak problem during his travels.after talking with me he opted for a local dealership at his breakdown position to due some...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3NICB51DX1
Car towed in for no start,everything is there,injector pulse,crank signal,fuel pressure,NO pulse at ign coils, all powers&ground are good & Could the sec system be shutting this ign down??? Trouble codes: P1610, P1613
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G3AJ11R3J
I got this car for 2 weeks and just give me a headache. The car came in for running always rich and it surge and stall whether on idle or cruising. I check all sensors and everything is good. The head was replaced before so I conclude that the head is the prob... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GH44R1R
Van had been in here for low heater output.Noticed extended crank time. 2 days later it is towed in NOSTART. Power and grounds test OK. No communication with PCM to scanner. keyonkeyoffkeyonkeyoffkeyon shows 12..14..5 and that is all. Searched archives found n...
1990 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NW54D4L
I can not find any specs for the ignition coil primary resistance for this vehicle. I have been told that .5 to .7 is normal but .3 seems a bit low. This vehicle has a driver in the ignition module for the 2-3 coil that intermittently goes OUT TO LUNCH. I feel...
1990 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Brake Lines VIN: 1G2HZ54C5L
Sorry for such a basic question, however, we are repairing rusty steel brake lines on the rear of the car. The two lines from the brake sensing pressure valve to each rear wheel are 4.5mm diameter with ISO bubble flares and are available from any jobber. Howev...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68D81
Well, persistance and assistance from you guys have paid off. Both recirc. valves for the turbos were ruptured and creating a vacuum leak causing intermittent secondary air injection operation and both front oxygen sensors apparently were bad causing the 02 se...
1981 Cadillac DeVille 6.0L check engine light VIN: 1G6AD4790B
Considering the fact that the car runs great and that the customer is not too worried about the s.e.s. light flickering ocassionally we did not dig too deep. The T.P.S. voltage at idle and koeo was 1.69 volts. Power and ground was normal. What limited informat...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L ride control VIN: 1G6KS53B6N
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G6CD53B8N
thanks for all the info you gave me, one of the replys asked me to check the injector fuses, which took some time to find, they were hidden behind RS instument panels. there i found an ERLS burnt out fuse, still trying to trace the circuit as to why it was blo... Trouble codes: 61 (Pump motor test problem ABS).
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L speedo VIN: 1GNER16K9L
i appreciate your time and expertise on this. the drac in this vehicle was found under the radio just left of the ashtray suspended by the wire harness. i would like to express my thanks for the helpfull responses . jimmy
1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GTFK29KIM
Replaced the Super chip with stock chip and all is well. Thanks for the help.
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L cooling system VIN: 1GNGK26F0R
Howdy Boys n Girls, I got several testamonials on the merits of different block sealers, some that require engine disassembly and some flush and pour in types. I elected albeit the lazy route to use the GM seal tabs. My machinist highly recommended them and in...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24F3T
Thank you to everyone who replied, especially Brent from British Columbia and Paul from Texas. We replaced the injection pump and that fixed the problem.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNCS13W1T
thanks for everyones help. this is what we did to fix vehicle: based on several replies about a possible short to power we removed fuse box and found several wires melted together. at this point we traced all wires and found short to orginate at cig. lighter. ...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK528XW
Well finally got the beast running, I compared all my data to a corolla that came into the shop, everything was the same, so back to the drawing board I went, I found with my noid light attached that at WOT I still had pulse, this car does not have a clear flo...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1443X
As I stated earlier the truck does not have EGR, it also does not have PCV (internal in the intake manifold). We did a clinder leakdown and found number one leaking more--26%, others 11-12%. The reading would fluctuate while wiggling the valve and we could fee... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L unknown VIN: XGMXTO5.71
Wow, we got 18 replies to this posting. The majority said this noise is a form of piston slap, due to carbon buildup just above the top ring. GM has coated pistons that might eliminate the buildup, but no one who answered had tried them. Basically everyone sai...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK13T52
thank you to all that responded the encoder motor was bad replaced it & the encoder harness connector & all was good part of my test problem turned out to be a test lead wire failing for my dmm thanks again
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L auto 4wd VIN: 1GCHK29G43
unable to get truck to dealer as of yet. suspect the 4wd switch or a reprogramming issue of transfer case. many posts suggest that reprogramming is correcting many problems. spoke with local chevy dealer and they have confirmed several updated programming issu...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2C3HE66G9X
I checked everything that my help requests sent, however everything checks out ok. The problem is way to intermitint to figure it out. I am at a loss. Oh well, will get it next time Trouble codes: 320 (no crank reference at pcm), 1391 (intermitint loss of cmp pr ckp).
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L engine idle VIN: 4C3AG52H51
On this car, we changed the tranny fluid but not the filter and it fixed the problem with the tranny. We also cleaned the throttle boby for the engine stall. Thanks for your help. Duncans Auto Care
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L ignition VIN: 1B7JC26Y2T
OK, 14 replys, all pointed toward the crank sensor. All were right on. The wiring that had been repaired was some how pulled loose again. It was repaired again and along with a bad coil it lives again. Thanks again for a job well done. Lesson learned, don't ta...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L clutch VIN: 3B7KF23W5V
Thanks to all who offered advice and assistance. We special ordered in the o.e. clutch kit #[...] which bears the LUK name. The disc we removed originally and the o.e. unit do not have the 'Idle Stage Dampner' on them. This is a small plastic 'Y' shaped dev...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP45G0Y
We finally got this van back, both Terry [...] both nailed it! We were inspecting the large harness connectors under the battery, and found loose ground connectors at the bellhousing stud that the dipstick tube bolts to, and sure enough th... Trouble codes: P0134.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L AC Control VIN: 2B8GP54L11
Kyle from Ohio suggested removing each pin from the BCM one at a time untill the problem goes away. Something must be sending power back to the BCM and powering up the ATC head. I started killing power to everything by pulling fuses. When I pulled the fuse for...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15NIN
Well, even though the pressure didn't drop much, it was 3 injectors. 3, 4 & 8. Thanks to all that responded.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L HVAC No Heat or very little VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
Hmmm... I thought I'd already posted the close on this one. Anyway. It turns out the junior tech had taken a few things for granted, All I did to get good heat was back flush the heater core. All is well heater outlet temp is 145. Thanks for your help!
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTFE24Y3P
got 2 replys from 1 guy and with his help nailed the problem found noise suppressor wire grounded at block moved wire van started right up headache gone thank you all dave
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Steering VIN: GH344YUEW4
Wayne from Florida Date: 12/29/2004 06:15:50 If you think it's power steering try taking the belt off and driving it. Reply 3 of 21 From: H. [...] from New York Date: 12/29/2004 08:31:50 Either bearing hub or CV joint Randy from Florida Date: 12/29/...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51U9W
Success! Sorry about getting back so late. I've had many responses to this tricky situation. Many included cleaning plugged egr ports in the manifold. As well, others have suggested using a cam sensor alignment tool when replacing the cam sensor. Well, turns o... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Thanks to everyone who replied. We traced this problem down to the EGR ports inside the intake. They were plugged (4 completely, 1 mostly). We cleaned them out, performed the OBD II drive cycle and all is well! :) We use ALLDATA online and there is NOT a servi...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 2nd gear and OD VIN: 3FAKP1137Y
I am glad to say the Zx2 is fixed. With 9 replies that were all helpful it is back on the road. After finding out you have to get an entire valve body assembly to get the solenoids which was very costly I didn't want to take a chance on it since all the soleno...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMRU15W31
Thanks for all your help folks. The customer is not interested in pursuing this problem further so I don't have any fix data. I did however recieve some usefull information. For one there is apparently an updated fuel sending unit due to sulfur build-up in som...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F22
many great replies, thanks to everyone-most common theme was leaking injector o-rings, or bad injectors-removed valve covers, found injector hold down bolt to #1 injector broken and injector backed out-replace injector and hold down bolt, truck now runs well a...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55242
Thanks for all the input. Found the problem to be a nick in the upper intake manifold gasket along with #1 plug wire intermittently arcing to gnd. Found this by clearing the KAM after changing the fuel fouled oil, and watching the STFT and Flex Fuel Sensor... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich).
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA55403
Thanks for all the help,the vehicle was brought to the dealer as the customer was hoping for a quick fix.They spent several days checking it and have finally changed the ignition coil which it seems has solved the problem.It seems the coil would induce voltage... Trouble codes: P0320.
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L turn signals VIN: 1GKDT13W5T
thanks everyone for all the input, the problem turned out to be corroded wiring under the drivers floor carpet. i am sorry it took so [...] to post this fix, but there has been a blizzard here on cape cod and things are almost back to normal. thanks again
1991 Honda CRX HF 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED8360M
Well customer declined further repairs but we did find that when we hooked up the MotorVac the engine would idle fine (and yes fuel pressure is fine) the next step would have been to remove gas tank and inspect gas but customer pulled the plug on us. Thanks ...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8550N
i went for the igniter, i got ignition pulses then, still no spark through my spark tester, the coil had ohmed ok, so grounded it through my fingers, got a little tickle, so replaced the coil, now it's up and running! THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES!
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L abs light on VIN: SALJY1249R
we are closing this post with a non complete. with the limited information we have from alldata, mitchell, snapon, and the landrover factory cd and no landrover tester, we were unable to read or clear the codes. at this point we are posting this but are not re...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L unknown VIN: JT6GF10USY
We never could get the temp gauge above the mid mark. The customer had made a mark on his gauge at the highest point of needle travel--it was not quite 1/8' above the midpoint. So, we're not sure there's a problem. Anyway, symptoms have not returned. Last thin...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1FC3327J
Well, thanks all who replied. Sorry it took so long to close this out but the car still is not fixed. Responses ranged from checking vacuum leaks, checked for proper routing of plugs & wires, checking compression and adding oil to chambers to build comppressio...
1989 Mazda 626 Turbo 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JM1GD2449K
We got vehicle back for furthur testing, the waste gate would open at about 9psi when manually testing, checked exhaust for restriction, ok. The cust deceided to drive as is until a new car arrives. Thanks for the 4 repiles.
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM3LW28Y11
Some said replace the sensors, some said check other things. With the high mileage and never having tune-up, I opted to tune-up first and drive for a while to see if codes stayed out. Customer has had vehicle for over a week now with no problems and no check e... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm-up Cat Effeciency Bank 1), P1170 (o2 b1 s1), P1173 (o2 b2 s1), P0171 (Too Lean Bank 1), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P0481 (Undocumented Code).
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N14
Thank's to Allen Johnson of Mazda North America,we replaced the thermostat in this RX-8 and the P2097 DTC has not reset. this Vehical was appearently taking too long to warm up,14+min. run time at 177 deg.PCM lodgic found this unacceptable. Test drove after co... Trouble codes: P2097 (target a/f feedback syst. too rich).
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