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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACG5325S
So here is my nightmare. Was diagnosing an injector misfire at the ECM. I think I may touched the computer on the battery and fried the computer because the car now doesn't turn over (equipped with Electronic Driveaway Protection) So I sent my computer to a co...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshafts VIN: WBADD6321V
Is there a way to get around using the factory camshaft holding tool 113240? I am trying to avoid a lengthey down time while i am waiting for the tool.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEV33483
I am just looking for a torque spec for the rear "axle nut". This would be the nut at the outer c.v. joint shaft through the rear hub/bearing. . .so. . .one might also call it the rear wheel bearing or rear hub nut. AllData library states they do not have this...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1G4HP52K8X
If any one has run across this problem please let me know where the fix is. Thank you!!!
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C1AW19W7F
vehicle originally ran so so had lack of power so i changed the spark plugs wires cap rotor and o2 sensor. vehicle ran worse replaced injector no change. replaced pcm no change. Right now vehicle won't idle. runs ok at 2000 rpm but runs extreamly rich. I and m...
1991 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L no spark VIN: 1GBER16K3M
well thanks in advence.this one has got me suburban came in no fire i tested all new parts even changed with known new parts it has 12 volts to coil at start and run positions. changed out computer with known good one still nothing no codes on otc genesis even...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G1LD55M4T
car towed in no start. Bad fuel smell oil diluted with gas. Removed fouled plugs and replaced with new delco plugs. changed oil and filter. car would barely start and only for a second when held in wot flood mode and would run bad and stall after 15 seconds. s... Trouble codes: P0300
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)
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GCGK24R8V
The steering on this truck is extremely easy. The steering will not re-center after turning. It does not pull or jerk as in other posts I have investigated. It has way too much assist all the time. The wheel sensor was replaced twice before I got the truck. Os...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4 wd VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
This blazer won't shift into 4wd hi or lo it is a push button system with a button for 2hi, 4hi, and 4lo. when you try to shift to 4hi the light for 4hi comes on briefly and you can hear the transfer case control module click but then it goes right back to 2hi...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L bearings VIN: 1GN0T13W2X
3rd engine that developed a knock after about 300 miles after replacing intake gaskets. saw the tsb from gm about overtightning manifold bolts causing a distortion in the block & wiping out the main bearings but i dont buy it. torqued to spec with dealer gaske...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Charging VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
Hello all, This Blazer belongs to a regular customer of ours. He recently purchased it used. The problem he has is while idling or while driving down the road, the voltage surges. He says that the lights will dim and then brighten, the gauges will drop (inclu...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L brake lights, turn signals VIN: 2G1WH55K2Y
this vehicle blows both turn signal fuse and brake light fuse about every 3 days. i replaced the hazard switch just on a hunch since both circiuts have that in common. came back 3 days later with both fuses blown. i replace fuses in shop and everything works f...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Belt VIN: 1GCEK19T6Y
This vehicle ,& a few others we've seen in the past couple of years, break the compressor belt. I suspect the belt is getting the 'shock' treatment upon compressor engagement due to liquid lock. The compressor is mounted very low and I'm thinking liquid refrig...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L 2 way radio VIN: 1G3NRY4VWM
This started easy but went bad Driver came in saying his nextel phone does not work when van is running (out of service) and the 2-way radio receives only staic when receiveing I swaped the 2way with known good. change antenna,rewire radio as to a TSB from GM ...
1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L front suspension VIN: 1C3BU4633J
Please ,if anyone can give some insight to this problem it would be appreciated.This FWD New yorker has a clunk on the small bumps.I figured it was the struts so i replaced them and the bearing plates,but the noise is still there.I had a very good look at the ...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HD56F1S
Engine dies after about 1/2 hour of driving; restarts after sitting for about 15 minutes. I am trying to diagnose this over the phone for a friend. Just looking for common problems or best guess on where to look. Thanks for any leads.
1995 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L heater VIN: 1C4GK54L8S
this vehicle has both rear a/c and heat. rear heat has the same condition as the front. the problem is the heater output temp drops as you drive down the road. in the shop output temp is 153 degrees at middle vent. engine temp runs 190 to 210 degrees in the sh...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1C3EJ56XXT
500 miles after initial repair vehical came back with miss fire code. ck. coil, wires, new plugs installed at time of head replacement. cam and crank sensor ck ok. map ok. miss under power brake or mild acceleration. off idle stumble. everything tested ck's ok...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Pedal feel VIN: 1C4GP54L5T
Hope someone may have had this experience before. This van is new to my customer. I am the 2nd shop to look at it. The pedal effort seems to be unusually high to stop the van. Not that it does'nt stop well, it just takes more effort than any other T&C or Carav...
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ED46T0R
Engine runs extremely rough only when started cold-below 20 degrees-engine runs very rough and CHECK ENGINE LAMP AND CRUISE LAMPS BLINK TOGETHER!!!-as soon as check engine lamp and cruise lamps quit blinking the engine quits missing and runs fine.No codes stor...
1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5L No Power VIN: 1B7FL26P2T
Odd problem dont know what to do , replace converter and retest. converter is loose maybe was stuck sideways to produce no power?
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cooling Fan VIN: 1B4GP45R3V
Hello, we got this caravan in and custoemr said the fan runs on high sometimes and does not shut off until vehicle is shut off. I changed the relay on Saturday. The relay i changed was the solid state one bolted on frame. I used a dealer part. Today he came ba...
1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L cooling sys. VIN: 2B3HD56FSV
hello techs I need help with this one car had been sitting for a while before customer brought to shop, found bearings gone in waterpump & timing belt tensioner, replaced both, filled with coolant & ran engine. car overheats very quickly, replaced thermostat ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L heater VIN: 1B4HS28Z6X
this truck came in a few weeks ago with leaking pump we replaced it filled it up with anitfreeze it came back a week later with complaint of no heat... cust said heat was fine till we put on pump.well the truck will blow out hot air if you raise ide up to 1800...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L instruments VIN: 1D7HU18Z62
this truck was ok untill a vehicle alongside it had a pager system added to alarm system it is a 2002 model but seems to be an early 2003 system ,with a pci can system have seen tech bulletin about interference on earlier models tried resetting system still de...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU16N13
This truck has been here three times for misfire codes. Different cylinders each time but always a code PO300. I can watch the misfire numbers climb on all cylinders if I run the engine at 1000 RPM in nuetral hot engine. I have not tried it cold. All the freez... Trouble codes: P0304, P0307, P0303, P0306, P0300
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW36H5J
running rich
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FALP57U9P
This car came in on the hook for second time the first time it kept blowing the accy fuse in the engine compartment fuse panel. I trace the problem back to the constant mutli relay module located on top of the radiator. I replaced it two week ago now it back s...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 3rd gear start VIN: 3FAPP15J2P
thanks for your attention- this escort suddenly began starting in 3rd gear & won't upshift into od- it will engage low when manually shifted but when in D or OD range it shifts directly to 3rd- reverse is ok- tried to retrieve codes but our mentor can't access...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U9S
Hello all, this car has me stumped at lack of info. It came in with "no fuel pump". I found common bad ground near battery to relay module. Now I had a fuel pump yet no power to coil. Next I found a blown 10 amp fuse in the engine compartment fuse block for th...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start
Have a 96 F250 Power Stroke. It will not start. Glow plug system is all good. Fuel pressure is 50 psi and slow to build during crank. Have scoped cam sensor at ECM good signal. Have scoped injector signal at valve cover good square wave. Scanner shows injector...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L transfercase inop VIN: 1FTDF0862V
transfer case stuck in low lock switch ck good both restance and voltage out ck fuses all good ck for croded wire at gem no signs of any relay has power in 2 green wires and threw brown and white and drg/blue no power out yel or orange when selector is changed...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1762V
Brakes worked great for about 3 days. Now ABS light flashes 16 times and safety will not release shift lever from park. Can the ABS system be accessed with Snap-On OBDII.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTSS34F6W
truck come in shop with a complaint that truck was makeing hissing noise. test drive to varify makes a hissing noise at cruise. retrieve dtc po476 exhuast back pressure malfunction. checked for clogged ebp tube thats clear . now when performing koer test you c...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6530X
Hiya everyone, I got this 2.0 with dohc it came in with no power. and code for cam timing. I checked the timing belt the lower brg was all but gone. new belt upper and lower idlers and belt adjuster. still runs rough mostly at idle, i rechecked timing marks, a... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor), P1383 (no data)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L3X
Need some help. Customer brought this Ford F-150 in w/ a complaint of a lifter tick @ all times but especially @ cold startup. We removed both valvecovers and noticed the left cyl. head getting much less oil than the right while running. Tested oil press. and ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5523Y
Hi Ford techs . Got a code P1413 .Secondary air pump will not run when pcm activates it. Going by our All Data flow chart info,I am supposed to start at the solid state relay for the air pump . All data shows a picture of the relay ,pic of the connector pin ou... Trouble codes: P1413
2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF0737Y
Looking for some Ford "Mojo". This "Lightning" truck failed emissions with MIL (customer stated it has been on for a while) Both banks rich. I cleared the codes and drove the truck for several days with no MIL, but readiness monitors won't pass either. The tru... Trouble codes: 172 (Rich exhaust indication / Bank 1), 175 (Rich exhaust indication / Bank 2)
1993 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GKCS13W3K
Production date of 9-1993, 4.3 cfi vortex vin w motor. The problem with this Jimmy it will idle in gear, fine sometimes,(when I mean fine, you can't feel it run), then all of sudden you may come out to vehicle and it has a rough idle. Alot of work has been don...
1984 Honda Accord 1.8L alternator, choke stat, VIN: JHMAD5427E
all data has very little electrical diagrams, and no identification of the many relays on car. i am thinking i have a relay going intermittent.before repairing grounds, my fuel shut off solenoid was shutting down car as well. the only relay identified is the f...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: VC24413E12
Hello All Honda Techs Please Help I am looking for a wiring diagram of the fuel injection system that includes the factory alarm system, it will be mutch appreciated thanks in advance.
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L belt VIN: 1HGCG65821
This vehicle has a very itermittent belt squeal. Customer has experienced twice in last 30k miles and I heard it once. Seems to happen in any type of weather. The only thing that I see is a very minimal amount of seepage from ac compressor, other than that all...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35FXY
Vehicle was brought into shop with complaint of no power/running poorly intermittently. Scanned for codes and found code P0302 cyl 2 misfire. Inspected wires and plugs. No faults found, but installed new cyl 2 plug to eliminate it. Found slight difference in s... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L no compression VIN: JKCP01PZMT
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This G20 was towed in an had been worked on by the customers brother. The engine had been overheated enough to severely warp the head. The customer told us that he got a used head and had it rebuilt. His bro...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A5X
Vehicle was towed in w/ crank but no start. Vehicle was extremly flooded so changed spark plugs and oil. Tried starting and vehicle would not. Compression test showed cylinders washed out. Dried out cylinders. Found that spark only exist on cylinders #3 and #6...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1745M
The vehicle visited the shop with the driver complaining of what she characterized as near stalling. I went out for a test drive and, while climbing a steep hill, experienced what felt like fuel pressure related loss of power. The car never stalled and continu...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y2S
will intermittent start and die with 1-2 seconds - sometimes will stay running and when hit accel will die - appears jeep security system still active when open door lights will flash but no horn sound can use key or jeep key fob and shut off alarm - we tried ...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8BF86G4W
We have this Lexus that is giving us fits. It will not pass the CA smog test. It is not off by far but, we cannot get the emissions to go any lower. We are just barely over on HC and CO. We already replaced the Air/fuel sensors (CA models only). But when looki...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Warning Buzzer VIN: 1LNLM9741N
I have a customer who has the common problem with the DCL lights flashing and oil light flashing and the warning buzzer going off. The customer doesn't want to do anything with it, since everything works. He wants to disconnect the Buzzer. Does anyone have a w...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Greetings, I was hoping some of the Ford experts might help me out. Vehicle was towed in to shop,died while driving. No fuel pressure.Trace wiring diagram,found blown #17 fuse in battery junction box,which powers fuel pump relay. After replacing fuse vehicle s...
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start
this car was towed for a timing belt broken i took off the vave cover and its not broken the marks are dead on i have good fuel pressure and spark but this thing will not run for anything i tried to run it on carb cleaner thinking bad fuel but no dice some tim...
1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16XOV
here is a truck we dont want to jump at replacing parts, need guidance in testing for possible causes. both o2 sensors are flatlined lean, seems fishy because we read of a history of intake manifold gaskets. its 4 hours to try the gaskets and over $200 to mist... Trouble codes: P0172 (always lean right bank), P0174 (always lean left bank)
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very fast idle VIN: WDBDA29D5K
I have this 1989 190E 2.6 that has a very fast idle all the time. The ISC motor is being commanded wide open. The idle speed is about 2000 RPM. If the ISC motor is unplugged it idles down to reasonable levels (900-1000 RPM).I have run through the diagnosis cha...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJH82J21
PROBLEM : (Vehicle displays 11/00 date on 'vin' sticker on B pillar.) Long time customer calls from Texas cooling from a/c... arrives shop...compressor clutch sheared from input drive shaft...just acting as an idler wheel. Spins freely. Sticker on a/c c...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E230 2400CC esp/bas fault comes on sceen VIN: WDB2100066
hello everybody, customer came with complaint that his vehicle has fault regarding esp/bas on screeen. itaken short test for vehicle with star diagnosis,it showed me it as stored fault ,then i checked reason for stored fault ,it stop lamp signal so i replaced ...
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L turbocharger
we just upgraded the vehicles turbocharger td05-14b with a larger compressor housing for an evo 3 (tdo5-16g) and a larger twin scroll impeller from the same type of turbo. turbo housing was ported. the impeller of the evo3 was shaved at the bottom to properly ...
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 (...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P1N
Vehicle arrived with a dead miss/no fire on cylinder #4 ONLY AND ONLY AT IDLE. Customer has had the following repairs done that are listed on the previous repair history. Performed cylinder leakdown test. Cylinder #4 has only 10% leakage and good compressio...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DXW
Hi Nissan Techs Have this beast with no start. Have injector pulse but no spark at any of the coils and have no signal to coils. Checked circut through start fuse at interior fuse and all is good there. I'm assuming the crank and cam signals are good because ... Trouble codes: P0325

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1989 Acura Integra LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA3351K
Thank you all for the replies, most involved exhaust cam timing and the aftermarket distributor. I verified cam timing and found all ok. I installed a factory unit and this did not cure the lamp. After some digging into the vehicle history it turns out the exh... Trouble codes: 9 (Cylinder ID Sensor).
1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JH4KA7674S
Well this one is fixed. i got quite a few responses. some said torque convertor. some said egr ports. i removed the egr pipe and the plate on the back of the intake since the tranny was already out. they were about 25% plugged so i cleaned out what was in ther...
1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L heat VIN: WAUEK88CXR
Thanks to all that replied to our help request. When we were searching for information for repairing this vehicle we had not seen any postings on the matter of a defective part being the cause. We simply wanted to provide another door by which someone else cou...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm,windows,dome lights VIN: WAULT68E22
thanks to all who responded,the fix was the comfort control module under the drivers carpet,we checked for water intrusion as many suggested,found none checked all power and grounds,still suspected J393-called local dealer for a price$250.00 they had 3 in stoc...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L SRS Code6 VIN: WBACG7326V
I received several replies to check the connections at the seat belt tensioner plug. Even though everything looked in order, we cleaned the connector and applied Stabilant 21 and also did likewise at the SRS control unit. Road tested and the code did not retur...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L prndl readout VIN: 2G4WS52M3W
Thanks Justin [...] for very helpful information. As it turns out we were on the right track but didn't know why. Now that we know why we can be helpful to the next guy. The PRNDL or in this case PRND321 switch on the transmission has 4 switches in it. R...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Gauges, shift ind. light VIN: 2G4WS52J4Y
Sent vehicle to dealer, they found bad BCM, replaced under warranty. because of low milage (6000). All is well & everybody happy. Thanks for your time & efforts. Regards Mike
1987 Chevrolet R30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHR34N4H
hello and thank you to all that responded to my post. most replies were related to the distributor,pick-up coil,distributor shaft magnet (reluctor). one post said that there should be about 800mv on pick-up coil using a low current probe. i tried this, but did...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L EGR system VIN: 1GNDT13W2R
Thanks for all the help. Most people said to install a gasket with a screen in it. Will have to remember that and get some for future use. Sorry I did not include that I did do a compression test and leakage test. No problems found with that. Some people also ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Brakes VIN: 1GCEC14W5T
Thanks to all the members who replied to my help request. After checking the dump valve and the abs unit i still could find nothing wrong. Some of the members mentioned they have had wheel cylinders suck in air and not leak. I decieded to try replacing the new...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L slip VIN: 1GNEL19W0V
Well I think everyone hit the nail on the head, shift kit in valve body and a new torque. All is well Thanks for the great info.
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG29R9X
Thanks for all the responses!! First we did a BG inductive cleaning, this helped a little. Rechecked all paramaters again especialy the cam timing 0'. We were using a Snap-on scanner, just for kicks tried a mastertech scanner and it showed -14' hmmm. Reset cam...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16R4X
it was my bad, I check for spark with a reg. spark tester not HEI tester. had spark until check with HEI tester ended up being bad cap and rotor
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfer case/differential VIN: 1GCHK24U91
I received four replies on this request. One had the same problem on his 30k miles truck, t-case and front diff rebuilt no change, two about the splines not lubed on the slip yoke, and one advising about general wear. I knew about the splines, in fact we stock...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1BR45YHRFT
Greetings and sorry for the long time getting back. The fix for this vehicle was replacement of the egr valve and solenoid. The valve was not functioning at all, causing the strange driveability problems. Thanks to all.
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1P4GP54R6M
thank you for the replies changed the fuel pressure regulator fuel pressure changed 42-45psi as for the stalling I couldn't duplicate the concern but did change the crank sensor customer has been driving the vechile for 10-12 days reported back today very happ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3542C2TD
Thanks goes out to all you techs that answered, Robert and Kenneth in paticular. Manually retrieved codes by cycling the ignition on and off twice then leaving on the 3rd time. Outputted 3 codes, the first I presume was a start code then the fault code then th... Trouble codes: 81 (undocumented code).
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46K6X
Well I tried putting a cam and crank sensor on this vehicle and it made no difference. After about another hour of searching for something the customer decided he did not want to spend anymore money pursuing this. So I had to give the car back, not fixed. Than...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L transmission slips - no drive VIN: 1FARP14J7R
transmission is fixed! thank you to all 5 guys that answered my request! it turned out to be a stuck pressure valve-- the one on the cast iron housing on the outside of the pump! i removed the plug & spring & then took a tapered punch up in to hole of valve & ...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDA5146S
well guys, it seems the only one interested in finding out what the cause is, is me! apparently the cust. has decided to 'not worry about it'. sorry to waste your time!!! tks all dmh. if in the future i find out what it was i will try to get the fix posted.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FALP52U0T
The nightmare is finally over! The problem turned out to be a cracked head. The problem was that the crack in the exhaust port only opened up after driving for a couple of miles. The car could sit and idle all day long without any smoke. I had both heads press...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L windshield wiper/washers, interior lighting
It ended up we didn't have to replace the GEM module. The instrument fuse panel had four fuses that feed the module which are fuse numbers 25, 10, 20 and 26. There was an intermittent problem with fuse 25 which is a 7.5 amp fuse. It had power on both sides but...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L windows and int. lights VIN: 1FTDF18W6V
First I want to thank all the people that sent me help. The fix was just as they had said, a broken wire in the drivers door to cab rubber loom. It was the big black ground wire. Now everything is working fine. Thanks for all the help!!!
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L crank damper VIN: 1FTDF1725V
Thanks for all of your time. Some suggested poor installation, some suggested driver abuse. Thanks to those that wished me luck. Here's my theory. As you may or may not know, this engine's damper is made from pot metal, it's pretty cheap. They put a steel slee...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU24E6W
vehical had vacumn line to evap that was stuck intake plentum causing vacumn leak thanks Trouble codes: P0455, P0174.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rich exh. VIN: 1FTZF1824Y
Yes, it's fixed, the fuel rail was plugged where it feeds into f/p regulator,silt+ rust, I decided to replace it + fuel lines.Here is a brief summary of responses: Allan from fla. said he had a lincoln a few months ago w/a plugged railassem. Bruce/texas+ stewa... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172G2
the fix was repairing corroded wire in harness near left front wheel, this was control wire {ground side}to pcm. vt/wh wire,circuit 91. thank you to all whome replied Trouble codes: P1451 (evap. vent control circuit fault).
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical
After trying to find the problem on this vehicle I found that this wasn't the problem I needed to fix. The dealer wants me to find out why it surges. They had the trans replaced because they thought it might have been causing the surge. After the trans repair ...
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L batteries VIN: IGTEKI4K2L
Thank you for all the great information. The extra system is most likely added to power a camper, yet able to be recharged with pick-up charging system and protect main battery from being discharged. Thanks again
1987 Jeep Comanche Laredo 4.0L Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1JTMR65T3H
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to help with this fine Jeep. This isn't truely a fix since the customer declinded repairs but with the help of many I do know the problem. I would like to especially the Jeff [...] for giving my the kick in t...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48SY1
Ok...after trying all possible causes, vacuum leaks, coils,Plugs, plug boot leakage, CKP,CMP all said it was ok. Set #1 cyl TDC, rechecked CMP, Pin in, drop in parallel to block, cam synch shows good on Snap On red brick after relearn. Doesn't give actuall deg... Trouble codes: P, 0306 (6 cyl misfire).
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L filter adapter/cooler VIN: KNDJA7230Y
Thanks to all who responded. The seal is indeed glued to the cooler and KIA didn't show just the seal or they couldn't find a listing. If this was my vehicle, I'd find an oring and make it work, but...when you're taking money for the job, blah, all k...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: T4S0077069
i would like to thank everyone who replied to this request. the customer has not come back for further diagnosis, and was only partly interested in this repair in the first place. i believe they will want us to look again when something else breaks. if i get m...
1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L Stall VIN: JM1GD2228L
Car started again and is running fine. Like I said, I hate to throw unnecessary parts at it. Special thanks to Terry, he was very helpful. He thinks the igniter is bad, but it is $300 from Mazda, and $100 aftermarket. Some said to use an OEM cap and rotor, not...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
thanks for all the replies and sorry it took me so long to get back. Ive been busy and also wanted to wait to see if it would be back. But so far so good. I replaced the cap, rotor, and gasket between cap and distributor. I also made sure the mass air was clea...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, no spark VIN: 1VVGED22D9
I wanted to thank everyone who gave me some input on my mazda 626 no spark conditon.Turns out the dist was the problem. Replaced it with a OEM dist.The car is running fine customer very happy. once again thank you for your help!
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry for the delay in posting the Fix. I would like to thank all of the IATN members for their help. The Fix was another ecm,It was supplying ground at all times to the soliniod. While waiting for the PCM I tested backpressure transducer,as per Kenneth [...]... Trouble codes: 32 (Egr System).
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Fan switch/a/c VIN: 4A3AA465YE
Thank's to all that replied, We cleaned the throttle and drove the car for five or six miles.Let it sit over the weekend at the shop , started this morning, idled, test drove again .Run's great. It needed to adapt. the idle. Thank's again to all. G.T.
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G2WJ52M7R
this one is fixed. i spoke to the owner over the weekend and it is all good news. i got 12 replies and they covered everything. alternator harness, a relay, a/c ripple, ignition wires, module, fuel pump and filters, plug wires and ecm, intake and head gakets a...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L abs VIN: IG2WP12KXV
barrowed a tech 1 from a buddy / found motor pack was bad / replaced master cyl. unit with a used one / all is well / thanks to the five people who replied !!!
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