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1997 Acura CL 2.2L shift into 3rd gear VIN: 19UA2254WL
Hello group, could somebody please give me the web address of the acura site to access the service manuals.All I can find is the sales site with no apparent link to anything service related. This car has 2 codes PO740 and PO730. I want to suscribe to their si...
1997 Buick Regal LS 3.8L ABS amber lamp on and TC disable light VIN: 2G4WB52K1V
The scan tool I am using is a Snap-On Modis. When I first drove the car in the code in memory was C1226 RF speed sensor erratic. I erased the code and proceeded to test drive it. I notice the at 20-30 mph steady state throttle the traction loss lamp would occa...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L theft system on VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
this 98 caddy came in for a battery and now that I've changed it the car won't start. I checked for spark (which is there) and than for noid (no noid). seems to me that the theft system is armed. have excellent fuel pressure and spark but will not start unless...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L stability system VIN: 1GYEK63N82
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this escalade in and just replaced the transmission with gm unit. reverse had gone out. now, the "service stabilty system" message is on. cust. states it was not on before wrecker picked it up. I don't...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18Z4K
this blazer seems to have a mind of its own. sometimes it will run great for a few minutes, then itll act possessed by something. it starts kicking and bucking and will finaly stall if you do not keep your foot on the gas. i tap tested the ecm, replaced distri...
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDM19W8R
we have a 1994 chevy astro van. we have replaced the power steering pump. we replaced front and rear brakes. we replaced front brake rotors and we replaced brake hardware kit. we have replaced the master cylinnder. we still have a hard brake pedal. please help...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L ignition switch - neutral safety switch
Hello fellow techs. I could sure use a hand on this one. This van will burn out ignition switches and or neutral safety switches or both within a couple of days of repair. It has been to different shops and has had all the same things tested with no problems f...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19W0S
Thank you in advance, Fellow Techs! This Vehicle was towed in as crank/no-start. Ocsilloscope pattern and pressure tests DEFINITELY condemned the fuel pump. After replacement, the vehicle has fuel pressure 88 lbs. deadhead/62 lbs. KOEO. Here's the dilemna: It...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4whd VIN: 1GNDT13W9T
hey gm gurus: I have a problem with an s10 4whd blazer. It is staying in 4wh high or 4wh low. It will not go into 2wh drive. I have replaced motor, module, servo, vacuum switch; cable is okay. have tried disconnecting 4wh actuator switch and vacuum vent switch...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L warning lights, temp, gauge and running lights VIN: 1G1JC5245V
well, not sure where to start, car came in with dash warning lights on instrument cluster lighting up intermittantly while driving , also the temp gauge goes to full low range and driving lights flash on and off if in bay in park, I pulled codes and have sever...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
Hello Everyone, This vehicle came in because his 4x4 would not engage. His indicator lights on the dash would show it in 4 wheel drive but the front differential wasn't engaging. I ran the transfer case functional test and it failed the last step where codes w...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L no start VIN: 1GTGK29R6X
Hi. I good a no start condition. The engine turns over but it want to turn over hard at times or like is out of time. Check valve timing and cam timing ok. I wants to fire but will not go. Some times it will fire up though the intake. I am get rpms on scan too...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R1X
i recently overhauled the engine. it ran about 2000 miles with no problems. then i got a bad crank sensor code ireplaced that. then no more problems for a couple of weeks then it started cutting out at about 2600 rpms to 3200 rpms .thats when i started getting... Trouble codes: 339 (crankshaft pos sensor intermittent)
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13W41
Thanks for your help and imput. The first time, the P0401 code set before we did not even get out of town before the light reset. Pump & check valves ... and as per fix data base ... said it was done. Nearly half a tank of gas burned out proving that the lig... Trouble codes: P0401 (2ndary air injection)
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNEK13T02
Vehicle came in severlly overheated, to the oint where it would barely run. The truck has had a supercharger and computer upgrade for about a year with no glitches. Over heat was caused bu no fans coming on. Truck was so hot that valve guides were demo'd and n...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WF55E42
Vehicle came in for loss of power under load. Transmission shop has eliminated transmission. During road test the car has no power. It feels like a plugged converter. We thought the fuel pump wasn't delivering proper flow , so we changed the pump. It still has...
1988 Dodge Colt DL 1.5L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JP4EA31P7J
Ok.. Now I know this is not a repair question but, info is so hard to find on this Auto..most of it you get is wrong. We have hunted and searched for the Computer data Plug. Has anyone ever worked on this car. It is a Import made by Mittsbushi.. I figured it w...
1990 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3XC463XL
Well this one is interesting. Got this one in last night on the hook and the tow truck driver informed me it was leaking fuel. After alittle digging it was found that fuel was comming from the throttle body itself. The oil has about 3/4 of a gallon of fuel in ...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L bearing VIN: 1B7HF16V1R
vehicle comes in for normal maintenance every couple of months, during inspection left front wheel bearing is very loose. this has been the 4th wheel bearing assembly in 2 years and only on left side. using bca/national bearing each time.
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: IP3ES27C0S
Car was tow to my home for no start I check fuel ok I check for power to coil pak with ing switch on no power I know with fords, Gm and most veh there should be power at the plug to coil with ing switch turn on I had check relays and fuses their ok. I had chec...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 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 ...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Stall
hello everyone ihave a neon here that customer say stalls 2 to 3 times a day sometime will not restart for a few minutes i check for codes no codes found i check crank cam map sensors with labscope i check coils are good customer said when car stalls it is lik...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1B7HF13Y51
Hello Techs, The vehicle giving me troubles here is my own personal one, so any help on this would be great. After the truck has sat here at the shop for the day, or overnight at my house it has a very hard start condition with it. Engine will just crank over...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L oil in coolant VIN: 2FALP74W7P
car has oil in coolant. pressurized trans cooler, seems ok. has anyone seen any common problems with these? thanks!!!
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L thermastat VIN: 1FTDR15X1P
coolant temp is inconsistant,at 40 MPH cruise ECT data moves up and down between 170 deg and 220 deg, heater is luke warm aprox 100 deg air temp. With outside air temp about 30 deg. was wondering if plugged heater core could cause internal hot spots and air be...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNJLT05H0R
Hi, This vehicle has a nasty hesitation (cuts out), right off idle. No load. Similar to a carbureted car with no accelerator pump. You can nurse it up to cruise with great care. Checked the Air Flow Meter, tested OK, but replaced with customer supplied (used ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L chk engine light VIN: 1FTJW36F5S
Ladies & Gentelmen, This pickup on most mournings will exhibit a crank no start condition. Once you turn ignition on, the glow plug lamp will illuminate, and as soon as gpl will cycle off, simontainiously the chk engine light will illuminate. With the chk en l...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L noise VIN: 1FDEE14H9S
Hello everyone I got a strange noise that sounds like the engine fan is hitting against something, and the only time you will hear this noise is if you are going against the wind about 65 to 70 miles an hour, and when this noise starts it wont stop untill you ...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FASP11J8T
i have a escort here that we havent been able to figure out. we've narrowed it down to an egr problem but we dont think its the egr. the egr has no carbon build up and it holds vacuum. with the car running and everything connected it runs rough. if we disconne...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU3JP5T
we are asking for help with diagnosing the cause of a front axle failure/damage on this vehilce.vehicle owner states left rear tire went flat on a 3-4 hour freeway drive.owner called towing service for help.owners spare tire was not towing operator ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lack of power wot VIN: 1FMDU32X6V
HI Y'ALL !! another better idea from ford. We have replaced the evap solenoid and hoses. Still get code p0446 (next day). the alldata says use the dreaded breakout box.and test wiring to and from ecm. We have 12v to solenoid. we found bulletin for copde p0446,... Trouble codes: P0446, P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP58S5V
Car has been towed to our shop twice and we were able to start it immediatly and found no problem both times. The owner says that at times it just cranks and won't start. Problem has been observed by neighbors but has not acted up at the shop. I have driven th...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
Hey Ford Techs, Truck came in with check engine light on (codes for lean banks 1 & 2 ). Also on cold starts rough idle and surges up and down, sometimes may die. It needed a tune up( plugs worn and air filter dirty ). I found dirty fuel filter with a small amo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 1FTWX33FXX
This is my first time here so bare with me. Please help I am limited in knoweldge of a diesel. Here we go, The truck came in for a lack of power while pulling a load and horrible fuel mileage. The truck has a history of problem and the original owner sold vehi... Trouble codes: P0470, P0471, P0476
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F6X
this vehichle was blowing 30 amp fuse that powered glow plug relay and ses lite. would blow randomly now its not blowing ,the truck will start and barely run knocks and bangs and ses lite is on while running ,but is not on with k.o.e.o. i have checked all rela... Trouble codes: P0603, P1316
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L convertor VIN: 2FMDA5342Y
please help ford techs, vehicle came in trans had reverse only, replace trans w/reman unit. on road test w/ reman unit tcc will engage but doesn't stay engaged sets code po741 tcc perforamce, stuck off, all trans data parameters seem ok, called trans co. gave ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L front differential VIN: 1FTRW08L12
I recieved the truck in for some fluid service, differentials, trans, engine oil. everything is fine except the front diff.. I dropped the gear lube and looked like fine ground aluminum. very grey. not milky like water but ground alum. I took the diff apart th...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L radio/wipers VIN: 1FMRU15W01
This car was used to jump start another car this past weekend. When the car is in Park or Nuetral, everything is OK. When you shift to R, or D,2,1. the radio shuts off and the wipers will not work. Checked all fuses, none were blown. Scanned transmission selec...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge VIN: 1FAFP444X2
This mustang has a returnless fuel system. The vehicle surges after convertor locks up, light to med on throttle, lower speeds 30-45. Pretty much when the car is underload at light to med. throttle. What I need to know is what the fuel pressure should be doi...
1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SLT 5.7L front axle VIN: 1GTHK33R9X
Hello,this tk will engage the front axles while driving at highway speeds with no driver input. The first time, after looking things over,I replaced the transfer case switch. It worked OK for over a month. I had also spun out the actuator & looked inside. This...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS Light VIN: JHMCG66871
I pulled codes with a Master Tech.15-3 was the code check power & ground circuits to OPDS unit they are good. I replaced the OPDS unit. I tried to clear codes and the light came on steady again this time with a 15-1 code. I rechecked power and grounds and foun...
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L ads VIN: JNK23RTUYR
body shop job hit right front reaplaced air bags no problem now have ads skid code steering angle sensor which was replaced with clock spring and code for front left speed sensor, part order for that bUT WHAT ABOUT THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR MY CONSULT II show ...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJNX2749R
Can anyone give me a lead on a rebuilt cylinder head for this XJS 4.0 6 Cylinder, With the 13 screw cam cover? Preferably in Northern Calif. Thanks John.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L tcm VIN: SAJHX1745T
Hi Guys..We have 1996 Jaguar XJ6 here in the shop with both the tranny light and check engine light on. Scanned for codes and pulled code P0702 (TCM internal shift solenoid control relay malfunction). According to our Jaguar manuals it says that the TCM has fa...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L steering assist VIN: 1J4FX58S1R
at low rpm steering is stiff in both directions , at 1500 rpm steering gets normal ,all parts are after market has anyone seen this problem
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L extended crank VIN: KNAFB1213Y
This car has deveolped an extended crank warm, starts good cold. Customer states next day after we replaced fuel pulsatror problem started. Test fuel pressure, no pressure key on engine off as soon as builds up pressure cranking, starts and runs fine. shut off...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L cranking VIN: SALJY124XV
This Disco has the long delay on the starter motor operating after about 5 seconds.It will not start after it does crank. Per service bulletin on this thats says no crank leave key in crank position it will operate starter after about 5 seconds. I dont have a ...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LNLM82WOT
This TC is at one of the local shops I work with. The Lincoln is from his fathers estate. For months they've been moving the vehicle in/out of his shop. One day they go to move it and nothing. I went over to help and am completely stumped. The car has no spa...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM8ZW0X
Hi Guys; This Town Car dosn't want to start cold. By cold I mean less than 45 deg. It starts once brought into the shop and warmed up. It runs rough for the first 30 seconds then clears right up and will run fine all day. We are the third shop to get this car.... Trouble codes: P1288 (cyl head temp out of range), P1711 (tft out of range), P1000 (obd II test incomplete)
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5MLFU28R23
Hi to everybody, this is my first time requesting help, hopefully someone migth be able to help me here , I had this Navigator in my shop rigth now, costumer sais that another shop relaced the altenator and after that the air suspension was totally inoperative...
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223Y
car will run for about second or less and die code p1345 will set the very frist time u crank it. i have a signal out of the cam sensor and at the pcm. not sure what to do know i want to replace the cam sensor but it is $800. maybe someone has seen this before... Trouble codes: P1345
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBHA28E2T
Need help from the Benz techs. I am pulling the instrument cluster to send it off for repairs. Is there a way to remove the cluster without the special tool for the spring clips. I really don't want to have to buy a MB tool to use it once. Any help will be gre...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W7S
I have this 95 cougar 4.6L that is driving me crazy! the check engine light comes on and no matter what i do it will not stay off.ran scan and got egr flow problems and went in and cleaned t-body,it was clogged up, replaced dpfe sensor and cleared memory and s... Trouble codes: 1407 (no egr flow detected), 1408 (egr flow self test out of range)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L rod bearings VIN: 1MELM624XS
From what I have read in the archives this is probably going to hit a nerve with a few of you. We replaced the timing cover on this 95 Cougar 3.8 due to a oil leak but within 200 miles customer returned with low oil pressure and you guessed it rod knock. Now I...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, High idle speed VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
Car left for a week and came back with complaint of high idle speed. Rechecked previous repair and everything looked ok. Car was idling at 800 rpm's. Sent car out. Came back again and said it was only while driving and coming to a stop. Test drove and with clu... Trouble codes: P0440
1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY5133H
Greetings fellow techs.I have been playing with this one now for two days with no conclusive evidence.the car is running extremely rich.Rich enough that on a road test it blew the muffler off.Fuel pressure is 32 psi at idle and the regulator is not leaking.Car... Trouble codes: 34 (maf sensor)
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Rear shocks VIN: SCAZN42AXG
We need the replacement and bleeding procedure for the rear pnuematic shocks. Also a source for a repair manual for this car. Thanks: Jeff
1988 Other European espirit 2.2L 2,3 and 4 gear VIN: SCCFC20A7J
This is a very limited produced car. I have a service manual for it but no way to estimate the time required.This year has the Citroen transaxle.I have one parts source but would like to know of others.Thanks
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ12X4R
this car pisses me off! i have done all the checks per alldata, everything pointed to bad ecm, replaced ecm same code and check engine light. car came in for check engine light coming on, scaned car, found code 1640 only, quad driver a problem, this driver onl... Trouble codes: 1640 (quad driver a failure)
1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, cooling fan VIN: 1G2JD12T7W
Hi guys! This one came in sometime back with a no heat problem. After looking into it we found that the cooling fans were on all the time, hot or cold and the heater controls would be off. We replaced the relay and that seemed to help, at least they weren't o...

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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L fuel pump,spark VIN: JH4DC4352S
Replaced the engine wiring harness and it fired up first try. Reinstalled the original harness and found that the CKP signal was at the dist connector but lost it at the next plug. Must have damaged harness when engine was pulled. Thanks to all that replied.
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABB2307K
Have not fixed this one yet but most replies suggested main and fuel pump relays. Did replace both and car seemed to start better.Also many suggested checking for corrosion in the connectors under the intake and near starter. Will post fix as soon as available...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L heat VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Thanks everyone that replied, after speaking to a friend at abmw dealership he suggested that it may be in limp mode even though it had no codes. So we disconnected the battery and put the terminals toghther for a couple off minutes. He also said that we would...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADD6325W
Thank everyone for there time, Fit another vanos no change, oil pressure good idle and reving, new lifters, cam and crank sensor, no change with any attempts, still very noisy (lifter sound) also bleed lifter sys. as per bmw bulliten. Used part supplier sendin...
1972 Chevrolet corvette 5.7L wiper system
thank you to all who replied a special thanks to chris from calif who has a very detailed wiring diagram on this system. the problem ended up being the wiper switch was plugged in upside down every time we would unplug the switch that is the way the connector ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16RXX
Overwhelming responses to check the connector plug at the fuel pump and ground wire-- This time the technician took a close look at plug and noticed one of the connection terminal plugs looked larger than the others. Perhaps when checking for power at this plu...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L dome light fuse VIN: 83YZ431700
Thanks for the help. The draw had disappeared. I had narrowed it down to the chimmer module on the fuse panel and had orderd one and then the draw returned with the module unplugged. So I did some more testing the next day and it was gone. So I replaced the mo...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L security lite VIN: 1G1ND52J21
most of the helps sugested replacing the pass lock sensor. we did this and did a relearn for the new pass lock swith. the lite still stayed on. we called our local gm dealer and they we able to access the bcm. they cleared it's memory and comanded it to relear...
1989 Dodge Aries LE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P38K46K0K
Well, I would love to say that I fixed this problem...but I can't. Mainly because the customer didn't want to go any further as he was looking to replace the car in the summer anyway. I recieved 37 responses, and most of the replies were items that were test...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L alternator VIN: 3B7KF23D8V
We received many replies to this inquiry. Most stated that the condition was normal. The local Chry dealership told us that the heaters should only draw about 30 amps. Most of you said that the heaters can draw up to 150 amps. I tend to beleive that this is no...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cooling Fan VIN: 1B4GP45R3V
Thank you very much for all the replies they all helped out a great deal. In the end the first response I got was to look closely at the coolant temp sensor. I didn't think that would be the culprit but I unpluged it with the engine running and the scanner tem...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L park lights VIN: 2B4GP2535Y
I would like to thank all those who replied, turns out BCM was the culprit. Customer declined repair and is trading in van today. Buying another Caravan, Go figure. Thanks,, Bruce.
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MF3369Y
its fixed thanks to all seven replies , everyone leaned toward injection pump , but not knowing much about diesels it didnt make much sense .lesson learned here is if you have lift pump pressure you should have equal fuel flow to all injectors while cranking ,...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L clutch VIN: 1FAPP64RAL
Special thanks to Randy [...]. He hit the nail on the hit. Turns out you shouldn't machine the flywheel, Ford has no spec for it. They also have no new flywheels. So, we shimmed the clutch slave out to compensate for the machining on the flywheel and everythi...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 3rd gear start VIN: 3FAPP15J2P
Well, you guys did it again- IATN sure seems to be the equivalent of hitting it with 'both barrels'- John [...]' suggestion- see if the back-up lights worked- they did...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP42T9S
I recieced alot of good replies, the customer took this vehicle the day I posted the request, his dad owns a shop and they were working on it themselves, apparently the front cats were partially plugged. So they are calling it fixed. I did leave out some info ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 4x4 operation VIN: 2FTDX1862V
Thank you very much too the five guys who replied, You hit the nail on the head, From the first time we worked on the truck the customer had put their spare tire on the right front which was a p235/70r16, the other three tires were [...], We repaired the o...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Shift Interlock, Brake lts VIN: 1FBJS31L8V
Goodmorning to all, well the problem is corrected, Pete from BC. had a great tip, isolating the rear harness does save alot of potential checking, thank you for the location of the hardshell. The problem did result from a previous shop's repair, the master cyl...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE37L3V
I'm sorry I can not post a fix for this vehicle. Most replies I've recieved mentioned fuel pump volume and clogged fuel injectors and fuel rail. I tried to get approval from the customer to pull the fuel rail and check the injectors, but the customer decided t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3 cylinder), P0304 (Misfire 4 Cylinder), P0308 (Misfire 8 Cylinder), P0171 (System to lean bank 1), P0174 (System to lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FM2U32E7W
OK, after a trip to the Ford dealer for a new chain, guides and tensioner on the left side all is well. Thanks again for all of the help.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L valve cover VIN: 2FAFP74W6W
Thanks for everything guys, the fix was much easier than described. One note, Alldata shows a 1998 model Crown with coil packs and plug wires. The vehicle I was working on was COP like a 1999 according to AD. The fix was to take the right motor support bolt lo...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
hi fellow techs : i had to clean the egr passages that were colgged and everything is fine now .hope all have a good day and i want to thank all of you for responding to me thanks again . Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F8X
even though the uvc harness & valve cover gasket ohmed out less than .3 ohms, we replaced both pieces, ran a buzz test & all 8 are now firing, don't understand yet why they check good but replacing the harness & gasket did fix the problem. Trouble codes: P1293.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L intake manifold VIN: 3FAKP1134X
I want to thank all the members that replied. The fix was the timing belt which broke while looking for the rattlin noise which we thought was in the intake manifold. So we replaced the timing belt and idlers. After we started the car the noise was gone. My be...
1989 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: 2GDHG31K2K
Thanks to everyone who replied. Most suggestions regarded base timing, modules and PCM's. These were all tested as good, however the problem (code 42 EST) still existed. As it turns out, the wiring going to the PCM goes under the outside of the vehicle then to... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing problem).
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78412
The purge solenoid at the intake was stuck open which was suggested in one post. In this case I powered the valve and banged it a couple of times which made it work allowing me to top the tank and check the start-up which was normal. This purge valve is about ... Trouble codes: P1457.
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L steering assist VIN: UNKNG01C2L
I had a few replies. The customer stated that he has only had the problem one time in the past month. I informed him that my next option was to replace the solenoid. He was not willing to spend the money at this time. I am sure it is either a bad solenoid or a...
1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FTSBL0K
I recieved 15 replies, most useful, some not related to the year model Jeep on which I was working. Ended up the customer decided that vehicle was not worth repair, as was using 2 quarts of oil a week, which they failed to tell me in advance. The plugs were no...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L directionals VIN: 1J4GW48S9Y
i had many good replies most said check trailer wiring, this one had no trailer hitch or plug. others said check bcm the only thing you cant control or check with the drb in the bcm is the directionals. i ended up by chance plugging in the new flasher with the...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L no power VIN: KNDJB7231V
Thanks to all that replaied. First code 1693 deals with no MIL, it says according to snap on tech ser. that mil light circuit is shorted or open. The car needed a timing belt it was 1.5-2. loose. replaced with belt and tensioner. The no power was due to plugge... Trouble codes: 1693 (man specific codecan not locate anywhere).
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UZ30C5R
I tried everything and checked everything that was suggested and nothing helped. I do appriciate the replies and wish me luck on this one. If I find out what the problem is, I will post it here. Once again, Thank You. Trouble codes: 31 (Airflow Meter Circuit), 24 (IAT Sensor Circuit).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U3X
Thanks to all that replied. R & R idle control assembly and cleaned. Asked customer to drive for a few days to make sure light did not come back on and car did not die. She called after driving for about a week and said that light had not come back on and car ... Trouble codes: P1351.
1988 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L dash cluster VIN: 1LNBM9843J
thanks to the replies,i was getting worried with this vehicle,like i previously posted the ground on left side of firewall was bad this is 1 of the grounds the cluster use.when i finally got a decent wiring diagram,i started checking each circuit of the cluste...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L A/C-heater VIN: 5LMPU28LJ0
Hellow TEchs, thanks for your replies, I removed the instrument panel and I found the blend door broken, so I'm still working in the vehicle because I have to import the new parts to fix the problem. I learned a lot with your help because this was the fisrt ti...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM81W7X
Hi everyone. This has been a fix. Thanks to all who replied. All of the replies were logically on the issue. This is one of many OBDII tricks played on us technicians. The problem was the PDF sensor for the EGR. One of the hoses leading to the exhaust ports wa... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder missfire 4).
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1410W
after resetting codes, it takes long time for the code to reoccurred. with the help that i got, i tested and replaced fuel pressure regulator. the pressure was not within spec. the car hasn't come back yet and i have to close without a total fix. thank you for... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-1 downshift VIN: WDBJF55FXV
I received a reply from [...] in position 11 will cure...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Spark, no fuel VIN: 1MELM653XS
Thanks for all of the help guys...everyone had some excellent tips on where to look for this problem. Paul & Kent had some detailed wiring tips on how this circuit works, especially the relay, which is where I originally thought the problem was. John & Kenny h...
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
Thanks to all 10 who replied, you were ALL right: computer. When I told the customer, he informed me that someone replaced the transmission computer but before he did, he replaced the engine computer by mistake! He went on to say that his problem started at th...
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Turbocharger
There is a total mismatch in hydrid of the TD05 14B to a TD05 16G. Turbo shaft was bent and cartrige is wasted. With the cost of hybrid, better off getting a new turbo. COst would be cheaper.
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