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1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L shifts VIN: WBAEF6323S
BMW Fault Code 105. Tranny slips. If I am accelerating slowly car moves fine and smooth shifting from gear to gear. But if I start accelerate more aggressive, harsh between gears and finally Tranny Safe Mode. By cycling the key off and back on, it will work fi...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L OBDII Monitors VIN: 1G6KY529XV
After computer replacement, we are attempting to get all system monitors to run in order to pass emission test. After several drive cycles following recommended procedures, O2 heater monitor and O2 monitors will not run. There are no codes present, other monit...
1972 Chevrolet corvette 5.7L wiper system
looking for a wiring diagram for this veichle for the wiper system wiring has been cut wipers will work as long as u have the wiper washer button pushed in and you can control the speed of the wiper motor as long as you keep the washer button pushed in we are ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L EGR system VIN: 1GNDT13W2R
This will be the fourth time I have cleaned the egr valve. Nothing is wrong with the valve itself, it just keeps getting clogged up with carbon. My question is will removing the lower intake manifold and hot tanking it solve my problem. I have run into this al...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no check engine lite VIN: 2G1WL52M2S
just got this lemon at auto auction . next morning no start . cranks ok has spark no inj ps/ws, no check engine lite. checked all connections. tryed 2 used ecm"s . fuses ok . scanner won't communicate aldl has voltage.note ecm is in right front fender .any hel...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P5T
Hello everyone We have this beauty in here for bucking under load. I have scanned it and came up with miss in #8 cylinder. Replaced plugs and #8 was fouled, looks like oil burning(hard deposits). After the plug replacement took it on road test and cleared up ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNEC13R2X
When the problem occurs, the voltage reading on the scanner on both front O2 sensors goes to zero. With O2 sensors disconnected the reading on the scanner stays at .445 volts on both sides. While the trans is acting up, I can tell the motor is only running on ...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cylinder #2 VIN: 1G1ND52MXX
Replaced lower intake gasket. All pushrods were installed into correct locations relative to exhaust/intake valves. Upon first start after reinstalling everything, had backfire through exhaust. Pulling cylinder #2 plug wire stopped the backfiring. According to...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23112
Hi folks bear with me this is my first help request. I do not have acces to all data or mod today. CUSTOMER BROUGHT TRUCK IN THIS MORNING, STATED SES LIGHT CAME ON YESTERDAY. CHECKED PCM FOR CODES,FOUND P0335 CKP SENSOR. CHECKED FREEZE FRAME INFO,NOT VERY HELP... Trouble codes: P0335
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L hazard switch VIN: 2G1WF52E92
vehicle came in with signals not working.we found hazard switch burnt out and wires meted in behind switch.we repaired the wires and put in a new switch,but now it still burns out every new switch we install.i put a low voltage circuit breaker in the fuse for ...
2002 Chevrolet C3500HD 6.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3GBKC34F62
We are a transmission shop and am unfarmilliar with diesel injection problems.First off the acelerator position sensor was replaced.The problem that I am having is when I am accelerating at moderate throttle the engine rpm will accelerate madly then slow down ...
1967 Chrysler Imperial 7.2L p/s pump VIN: YM23K73212
Initial problem occurred when p/s system developed a leak at control valve on steering gear. Fluid ran low causing pump to run dry, overheat, and seize up. Drive belt burned up and was thrown. Prior to this incident system had operated satisfactorily for many ...
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L steering VIN: 1B3EJ56H2T
This car was brought in with a check engine light and for a State Inspection. We had to replace the front brakes, rh lower control arm, and both sway bar end links for state inspection and the power steering pressure switch was the problem for the check engine...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46K6X
As always, thanks in advance for the help. I have this intrepid in here that upon acceleration it will hesitate or cut out for a very very short period of time. It acts as though it is losing spark. It seems to only happen under mid to heavy acceleration. Ther...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1B3EJ46X3X
hello everyone this car is puzzling me hoping to get some help on this one when the vehicle is cold it sometimes dont start and upon the customer keeps cranking it it floods out the cylinders and when i get the car i have to clean the plugs and eveyting and it...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF36661
Hope there is a Dodge expert out there to steer me right on this. We replaced the ECM mounted on the engine with reman unit from Dodge, which vehicle was towed to them to program. After picking up the vehicle from dealer, oil pressure gauge didn't work. Found ... Trouble codes: P0341, P1689 (No communication between ECM injection pump), P0215, P0219
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4JB25Y41
This van backfires under half throttle or more but only when snapped . You can gradually increase RPMs and it will run up to the governor. LTFT -50 STFT -15 I dont understand why it didn't trip a code for fuel trim readings. I checked for oil in the intake, do...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L ABS Light On VIN: 1FTCR14X3M
I have had this Ranger for about 3 weeks. The ABS light comes on @ 35 mph sets code 11 (stop light switch circuit)MOD says @pin 11 on module with switch closed, if you have over 9 volts to check for feedback from flasher. I have 0 volts with switch open and 12...
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...
1995 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3FALP663XS
This car has had repeated EGR valve sticking. We replaced the new after market valve that another shop had installed with a motorcraft part, and it stuck a couple of days later. We removed the EGR pipe and O2 and did a visual inspection of the top of the cat t...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W8S
I have changed injector positions,changed plugs wires and coils.have slight mis #1.Strong miss #2.Has no blead off between cylinders.the #1 and 2 plugs are fouling out with gas.i have removed injectors and tested flow and leakage with car running have same pat... Trouble codes: P0302
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L windows and int. lights VIN: 1FTDF18W6V
If I disconnect the left window motor of window switch the int. lights flash. If I move the switch to up the lights flash. the drivers side window doesnt work with switch. If I disconnect the window motor and move right side window switch the lights stop flash...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X9V
truck came back in today with the same lean codes. when i scanned the computer i found all the 02 readings were at 0.000 volts .no change with propane added. this o volts is on all three 02 sensors. tried a differant scanner and got the same readings. zero he... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on
Hi folks, I need HELP. this truck is at it's maxim fuel trim +35% and scaner some times say's error on fuel trim. Is setting P0171 & P0174 sys. lean codes. I have cleand and inspected MAF sensor looks good an reads good. o2's are switching/crosing center ok li... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
car came from another shop. lots of work done. p1309 misfire monitor keeps coming back. ckd cmp. cam position sensor. we replaced it w/oem . althought the tool application does not match the style in the car. we used the previouse year application. the car run... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hard start in a.m. VIN: 1FMZU35P3W
this trunk has a hard start in am by customer description must crank 2 or 3 key cycle before it runs only after sitting overnite after started , starts allday 1 key cycle no codes present kept in shop overnite came in and it started right up good fuel pressure...
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)
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X8W
I'll try not to get too lengthy. Car had sat for two months or so because it started missing real bad and had a coolant leak, so they parked it expecting to have to go through a head gasket scenario-$$. Due to necessity, it had to come back out--lucky me. Foun... Trouble codes: P0308
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
if i go through test procedure for gem module these 2 codes come back immediately c1182 parking lamp flash relay circuit fault and b1982 driver's door unlock relay circuit failure. when you go through the self diagnosing test codes c1446 brake switch ciruit fa...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
hi guys and gals, this story began about six months ago with a customer complaint of low brake pedal. i initially inspected both ends and found there to be a good 50% of material on both ends. i adjusted the rears up alittle tight and released the vehicle to t...
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 Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4447Y
mil ligth comes on after driven a while, again tdc's are po171,po174, did a vaccum leak test using smoke machine, no leak found. fuel pressure is 35 psi and 45psi no vacc map reading is at [...]/sec and at 2500 rpm is 12.5gsr/sec thi vehicle does not have a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Hello fellow Techs, and thanks in advance for your help! This Ranger dies intermittently (sometimes will not die for weeks) and then will just start right back up most of the time, sometimes it takes up to 3 or 4 mins. before it will start. I can't hear the fu...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP33P72
Hi group- I have this focus here that I don't know where to look to find a problem. This problem is very intermittent, maybe once a week it will not start. There is no starter activity, but all else seems normal. The dash lights are operable, and the battery t...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14V72
when w.o.t. truck will cut out almost as if you turned the ingtion switch off then back on. this happens at about 3500 to 4500 rpms. i have check the crank sensor with a lab scope and my vantage. both show no problems with sensor. i also have taken a movie wit...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172G2
customer said service engine light came on after driving through large puddle? when test driving no canister vent duty cycle? Trouble codes: P1451 (evap. vent control circuit fault)
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L trunk release VIN: 3FAFP11373
hey techs, i'v got this car in here, she picked the car up from the dealer, she just bought it, and got rear-ended. we replaced the decklid and bumper. the problem is that the trunk release on the key fob does not open the trunk. the trunk release inside the ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCJ16581
This vehicle has us pulling our hair out.Air is getting into the hydraulic system over a period of several months.We have replaced the master twice and the local dealer has replaced it once while the car was still under the factory warranty.The vehicle was bro...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, RICH CONDITION VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4S
vehicle came in no idle no power at cruise speed found had restricted exhaust replaced cat and o2 sensor vehicle ran better still will not idle running very rich and timing seems to be off on start up found ecm only controlling half sensors replaced ecm all se...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L shifting VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
See if you guys can figure this out :D Guy has trans completely rebuilt by an outsource we use. After returns everything is in good working order and the guy drives it for a month. He comes in with an OD light blinking and improper shifting. I restart the car...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L control unit VIN: WDSHA28SEX
heater control unit red lights cycle every 3-5 seconds. the vacuum valve is good under the glove box. when the key is turned to the acc or the car is started the panel unit all comes on fine and the red lights light for whatever settings you have, but then you...
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 ...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Spark, no fuel VIN: 1MELM653XS
This has been an excellent service, so much so that I rarely have needed to post anything...I usually find the problem has aready been posted and solved a number of times. But this time I might have something new...and I am guessing it will be an easy fix, on...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
At times, on decel and come to stop, the air filter box will vibrate and cause a loud howl noise. Also, at the same time the engine will stall and will restart fine. Will set code P1121, TPS inconsistent with MAF, I assume that the severe vibration in the air ... Trouble codes: P1121
1996 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L blower,rear defog,power windows
customer called to tell me that he thought he had blown a fuse.said he was driving down the highway to a meeting,and all of a sudden his blower motor went off.then as the windows fogged up,he went to open the windows,he then discovered that the power windows h...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Fan switch/a/c VIN: 4A3AA465YE
Good Morning, This car will stall, when the a/c fan switch is pushed on. We unplugged the a/c comp. , the radiator fan, it will stall the engine. There is no voltage drop or ground problem that we can find. Anyone out there seen this? Thank's , Glenn Tidwel...
1987 Nissan Multi 2.0L ignition VIN: JN8HMO5S3H
engine will not turn off with switch. ignition switch works ok with engine not running alternator has had feedback diode installed did not solve problem.repaced relays in fuse panel no help. thanks in advance for your help. jim
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...
1997 Nissan gtst 2.5L transmission VIN: 6U90000ER3
can anybody please help me with a wiring diagram for this transmission or tell me where i can buy a workshop manual in english
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
Hi, I have a Maxima that was brought to my shop with the complaint of not idling when it was cold. The Mil light came on the way to the shop. We scanned the computer with generic tester & retreived a PO505, Idle Air Circuit. we tested Iac for power & grounds ... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L right slide door VIN: 1GHDX23E71
Hello everyone Im haveing a problem with the right slide door on this olds van. the door has the auto open feature and wors well but if you lock the door it is hard to unlock, you can work the manual lock but it stays locked in the down position, it will come ...
1997 Opel vectra 2.0L No Start VIN: WOL000036V
Hi "LADIES and GENTLEMEN" I have an engineering test vehicle here it is an Opel Vectra with the 2.0l diesel and manual trans. The vehicle won't start on its own but if you spray with some wd40 it will. I am looking for some wiring schematics and some info: Ca...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L c68 electronic HVAC VIN: 1G2HY5219P
Hope everyone is having a good weekend, I am posting for a friend, He has a 1993 Bonneville that came in with no heat complaint and the temperature display flashing. Entered self diagnostics and found a code 40 air mix valve circuit. The programmer defaults to...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX03E5Y
hello this montana keeps freezing its air pump. ive made a water shield and checked all vac valves for propper opperation seems ok im not talking drops of water, its ice now locking pump guessing a cup or so Trouble codes: P0410
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L abs module VIN: 1G2JB12411
This cars traction lamp, red brake lamp are on all the time with a code c1275, ECM request traction off. Power and ground at the pcm and ebcm are good. Any help would be appretiated.
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L abs light VIN: 1GMDV03E02
Hi Have this montana ABS light/Traction control light come on about 26-28 MPH.Code C1234 sets in history.I have no information in shopkey for codes on this vehicle.I did take a movie with the Modis.The only change i can see in the data is SW Volts gradually dr...
1994 Saab 900 Turbo Commemorative Edition 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AL75T3R
thanks for reading my request.this car has a intermittend stall.if the car stalls the dashlights are very dim. and if you ether switch the brightlights on and of or the ignition key after a couple of times the dash light wil shine normal and the car will start...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DDS8N01
It's back, the Saab we posted about eariler. This car will just not start in temps below 20 F, the engine cranks over just fine, but will not start. Once it sits inside a warm building, or the air temps warm up the car will start and run just fine. Here is ...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L clutch pedel VIN: 1G8JT52F2Y
Hey guys hope someone has insight for me This Saturn after sitting over night looses clutch pedel Feels real sloppy . Then After pumping a few times it comes back and is normal ! After pedel comes back all feel normal No apparent signs of fluid leak (can't see...
2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1GM6756Y
hi techs, here is the problem. We just installed a "AVO" brand turbo charger in this impreza, it required us to add an aftermarket computer so that it will communicate with the OE computer. We follow the procedure step by step and finally try to start it. No i...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N4Y
I would like to thank everone that replied. The problem was a bad connection on the vent solonid. It lives above the rear muffler. You can make the ECU run the evap. test with the autodiagnos scan tool and with othe scan tools also. To run the test first test ... Trouble codes: 16825 (p0441 EVAP controll sys. incorrect purge flow).
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L blower VIN: WBADE5322V
Thank you all for your reply's we actually fixed the problem before we got any reply's. It was the blower power stage regulator. every e-mail I received was correct. Thank you.
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L abs.traction control VIN: 1G6DW52P4T
Thanks to all the members that replied,they know who they are,we continued diagnosis on the ebtcm and the large wiring plug at the ebtcm,we found that there was no continunity at pins 16 and 17,from the ebtcm to the connector at the l front speed sensor,not at...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L dash lights VIN: 1G6KS52YXV
Customer has not returned yet, but when he does I will post any additional information &/or fix. Thank you for the replies I have saved them for future reference.
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y2Y
Dealer re-learned crankshaft.Genisys has performed this procedure on other G. M. without problem.Any explaination to this? Trouble codes: P1369 (crankshaft variation not learned).
1988 Chevrolet Van G10 4.3L lock bolt, spider gear shaft
Hi Tech's thanks for all the replies. I had 64 replies in fact so this seems to be a common problem with these 10 bolts although this is the first one I have run into. The common answer that most techs had was that my local tool jobber would have a special lef...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L tcc VIN: 2G1FP2259R
i finally fixed this problem and my hair can start growing back now. after much diagnostic time and time spent with the technical staff an shaffer shifter who were extremely helpful tracking down the problem. what we found that the later model camaros had 2 tc...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs? VIN: 1GNEL19W9W
Hi all, thanks to all who replied. 7 of you said that it was a power assist problem, but 2 said to disable ABS and roadtest. I simply removed the fuse and customer drove the vehicle for a week and all was well. He doesn't have the cash to repair the ABS system...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L no start VIN: 1G1JC1248Y
well this mind twister is finaly up and running i found a wiring diag that showed the 4class 2 seriel data lines of ckt 1807 and realised they were 4 seperate wires .they start at the bcm and go to the aldl ,pcm ,inst cluster ,and radio .i found a short to gro...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEK19T91
Sorry I didn't get to fix it. With 1/4 million miles, the customer is just going to drive it. If you don't let it idle until it is fully warmed up, it is OK. I think I ruled out main or rod bearings; they would cause a problem that would get worse as the engin...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L abs VIN: 1GCHK24123
after checking systen when the ABS light on it had no codes. Unsure as to why self check does not complete unless you Do a KOEO for 20 seconds before start up. GM Tech Support is no help. Will post fix if I get one.
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L volt meter, battery VIN: JB3XD64BSN
Members, thanks for all replies. Most questioned the battery hold-down, which was good, and hood clearance, something I had not fully considered. It was good though. Bill from Ohio... Water on the pulley was a great idea; I thought so when I hosed it two w...
1971 Ford Mustang 351CID engine exhaust temp
Thanks for all the replies. RH headgasket was installed backwards (not by me :) ) Also found dist shaft was bent and retarding the timimg on the affected cylinders. Replaced both head gaskets (had to check and make sure LH was ok), replaced dist, fired her up ...
1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L battery draw VIN: 1FABP62F5J
Well, I would like to start by thanking the 11 techs that responded to my help request. Rodney from Texas, John from New York, Ron from Maryland, Ken from New York were pretty much right on. They all suspected the Alt. After the customer had returned the car...
1990 Ford Escort 1.9L no 2nd or 3rd
thanks to all of you for your replies i do think the direct clutch is burnt. but this ones going to the scrap yard. my sister can`t afford to fix it, but she can afford to buy a new car. oh well.
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
thanks guys for the help, did not find any gases in radaitor, replaced water pump with a dealers updated pump, cost 100.00 air vac radaitor and refilled, ran engine until thermostat opened and top-off, bleed out air and seems to run ok, ran for over and hour a...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
Sorry for the late summary. We actually just fixed the truck on wednesday. The fix ended up being a new clutch master from Ford and also the line between the master and slave. We replaced both and bled the system again. Best pedal it has ever had. Thanks for a...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F7S
thanks to all who replied found the mechanical fuel pump leaking replaced pump all is well and starting just fine Trouble codes: P0344.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L wipers VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
Thanks to all that took the time to help. After installing the old central timer module and double checking the grounds and powers, we found a bad connection at the connector under the steering column coming from the multifunction switch. It was creating a res...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Steering wheel VIN: 1FMDU35PXT
After running into other problems similar to this and not finding fixes. I am going to have to add another to this list. The costomer has not yet brought back the vehicle. We feel very strongly that the problem lies in the lower steering coupler. Some people h...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L trip moniter reset VIN: 2FMDA5149T
hello again-i had great in put from about 4 or 5 techs-thankyou- all again-we found circuit 55 dead-yellow wire to computer-keep alive circuit-went back to fuse box-fuse was not blown-followed it to engine compartment which showed a relay in schematic-power wa...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FTZR45E92
well since i could not get veh to act up, i took blair from il advice to change diff fluid and add limited slip additive. since he had never had it changed it. anyway it was due. will have to see if it ever happens again. thank to all of you to whom took the t...
1988 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GTDC14H1J
Hi I found the problem with the truck it turned out the reluctor solved the problem but having the scanner connected to the truck caused it to go into field test mode. Thanks to Jeffery from New York for the reply. Bob [...]
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Transmission 2-3 shift VIN: 1GKEK12T91
The majority of the responces were related to the 2-3 shift valve being stuck in the bore or the bore is worn or scored, Tim also brought up a GM TSB regarding this problem that was helpful. Also brought up was an ignition switch problem that could cause it bu...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEJ643XT
I removed the idle air control valve and cleaned it, erased stored codes, all is OK Trouble codes: P0505.
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Heater VIN: 2HKRL1866Y
We changed the heater core, it was not blocked in the normal sence of the word and after cutting it in half we could not see any blockage. We think it had some sort of coating on the inside. The rear heater is not working and could be in the same condition. Th...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1865X
Most replies felt that the problem still lie in the valves. After repeatedly chasing this. Many questioned settings for our elevation but we felt these were average for our area. We replaced the rotor and wires with oem parts. 2 sets of NAPA parts never change... Trouble codes: P0131.
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KMHJF25F6X
I feel stupid on this one the mass the previous mechanic put the mass air flow sensor in backward Thanks for all your replies
1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire
Well first of all. thank you to you that reply and took the time to share your knowledge to me. i followed pretty much all the tips i got from all of you. i tried leaning and enriching the mixtures like lots of you guys described, but no luck.i checked the air...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EZ58S0T
Hi, I would like to thank everyone who took thier time to read and or respond to my question. The vehicle is fixed. The problem turned out to be the PCM which was only a year old rebuilt from Chrysler. I was finally able to narrow it down. While monitoring C... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary circuit), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0305 (c yl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L springs/struts VIN: JT8GK13T4R
Based upon input from some other members we went ahead and replaced the rear springs on this vehicle. We installed springs from Lexus. The customer has been driving for about 2 weeks now and has not had any problems.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2225X
check engine light was on po 171 o2 senser bank one lean one shop replaced 02 senser light came back on within two days took out map senser and cleaned wire due to dirt light came back on again after two days note due to further inspection i found the air boot... Trouble codes: P0171.
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L axel seal VIN: 1N4AB42DOT
installed new seal and packed them everything else was good thanks for help lew
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L front crank seal VIN: 1N4AB42DOT
put new factory seal packed with grease try again thanks for all the help
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G3AJ11R3J
Thanks guys who send all their reply. Most of the reply says about the injector. After talking to the manager in getting me a new injector it has fixed the problem. But I have to replace the O2 sensor too because when I'm diagnosing the car the rich condition ... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
1990 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Brake Lines VIN: 1G2HZ54C5L
Thanks to all who replied. What a service IATN is !!! I have decided to order the 6mm bulk line from the dealer and while waiting for it to come in, I will use 1/4' line and ISO bubble flare the ends. Most of you said this would work. What bothers me is that t...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L cooling system VIN: 1G2NW12MOT
Thanks to all who responded. It was the timimg cover gasket.It was interesting that half the respnses said they had never seen the cover leak and the others said it is fairly common at that location just below alternator.With a mirror and low pressure you coul...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DD58H1Y
I sent the transaxle out to my local trans shop. They installed a used pump out of a Volvo core they had. They also found the input shaft pushed 1/4 back in the transaxle. Cost me $380.00. What do you think, should I make the tech pay for it?
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BG6852W
Thanks for all your replies. Customer declined additive but we did place a small hole in thermostat (thank you Ron) and overheating seems to have ceased. Gasket most likely still bad but car will probably be traded in.
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L camshaft timing VIN: 4T1VK13E6P
Hello everyone. The description of my problem may have mislead some people as to what we were looking for. We had a few replys concerning timing belt alignment. Their replies are appreciated and would have been helpful if thats what we were chasing. Anyway, th...
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