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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Transmission forward gears VIN: WBAGD832RD
Car came in for delayed engagement of 1st gear...I found during the test drive that it would hesistate going into first gear and then suddenly lurch forward. I also noted that in neutral the car would pull itself backwards with light application of throttle. O...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBACB3323S
I have this 2.5 LT that bent all the exhaust valves but can't see why is there anything on the vanois unit that can cause this. I have checked it with air and it works like it should by alldata. Chain looks good. What am I missing? Thanks Mickey
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L intake VIN: 1G6EL12Y4V
hello, i am looking for some advice on this repair. the car came in for a small leak about (2 inches in diameter) on the customers new garage floor. he said it looked orange/yellow. we inspected and press. tested the cooling system and found some small leaks a...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GCEC19H1P
hello fellow techs I have a head scratcher. This pickup truck failed the IM240 for co 21.31 g/km (average passing reading 6.31)and hc 5.42g/km (average passing reading 0.63). Replaced the cat and o2 (cat was dead and o2 was very slow switching). Took vehicle ...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24K5R
fire truck came in running rough and stalling.customer told me has been tuned every year since new runs good for awhile then problem comes back. scanned found O2 switching slow replaced no change checked fuel filter replaced checked fuel pressure within spec c...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M3T
costumer does not notice any drivablity issues,only check engine lamp comes on driving intermittently Trouble codes: P0101, P0140
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start, Hard crank VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
This 97 Tahoe was towed in 2 days ago. Cranks won't start. Please keep in mind that I have not been working on this myself, this info is what I have been given from my tech, and what I have gathered when "hovering". Vehicle has spark, 60 psi fuel pressure, vol...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNCS13W4W
vehicle was towed in when we first checked vehicle out vehicle cranked with no comprestion on four cylinders we recommended a motor cust. approved work installed used motor with 35,000 miles aftermotor was installed vehicle would not start on its own to get it... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122, P0300, P0101, P0107, P0108
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GNEK13R1X
We have this Tahoe driving us nuts.Came in awhile back for vibration in steering wheel,felt just like a slipped belt in a tire.We replaced all 4 and aligned.We thought problem was cured,or at least remedied enough where customer didnt complain about it.That wa...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1JF5248X
Thanks for any help received! This vehicle misfires only in cylinder #1. The compression is 170psi. On the scanner you can see the misfire data for all cylinders and it only shows it misfiring for #1 cylinder. Vacuum readings are good. We thought that it might... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T3Y
Help!!! I've got this suburban that shows misfires on #1&6. I've checked backpressure and found none. No regulator leaking. I've swapped coils and wires. All injectors drop same pressure. Mis only happens between 2000 and 3000 rpms. The only way i know theres ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0420-), P0420 (p0430-), P0430 (testing and results)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Torsion Bars VIN: 1GCHK24U81
Hey everybody, I've got an '01 2500HD equipped with a snow plow, the customer complains that the front end sits too low with the plow on it. The customer wants the torsion bars adjusted. We've done some checking and have heard that the bars are adjustable 4 to...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L runs on own
Problem I would have is that intermittently the truck would not shut off with the key. You would have to go out to the under hood fuse box and pull the fuse or relay that powers the engine pcm(diesel). Important to know that this truck was hit in left front an... Trouble codes: U1000, B2961
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L coolant VIN: C3CXA46K9N
I bought this car recently. I don't have any past info on it. There is oil in the coolant. I'm not sure how to check for the cause. Also, there is NO coolant in the oil. Has anybody had any experience with this problem. Let me know how to do further testing to...
1988 Dodge B250 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, WHEN COLD VIN: 2B6HB23Y3J
the idle jumps up and down when the vehicle is cold for about 10 minutes. there are no fault codes in the system.
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L governor pressure VIN: 1B7GG23Y7V
this truck came to us about 4 weeks ago with a code p1762, governor pressure sensor offset. I referred him to the trans shop we use and they replaced the gov psi sensor, it worked for two days and came back to them with the same problem, tehy replaced the sens...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation
Hi, I need some help with this one from someone who's been here before. The vehicle has a constant stumble/hesitation at beggining of accelleration and on decelleration, idle's fine run's good, plenty of power, no misfires, all my input and output readings loo...
1960 Ford EDSEL 312CID wiring
Hello everyone I need a wiring diagrahm for a 1960 Edsel Convertible. The car is my fathers and he was in the prosess of restoring it but has become ill and I need this diagrahm to finish the resto for him. NOTE the diagrahm MUST be for a CONVERTIBLE Thank...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M8L
Hey everyone, we have a f-250 truck with a 7.3 that wont start after hot soak, starts great in the cold, once warmed up and truck is shut off for 10-20 minutes it dosn't want to re-start, excessive cranking ( if the batterys hold up long enough) it will someti...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5148S
First, thanks for any help offered.. I have an employees 95 3.8 Windstar van here that has an intermittent 'no spark' on initial crank/cold 'ONLY'.. Runs fine the rest of the day with 'no' starting/drivability issues once started.. It may fire off on the firs... Trouble codes: P0420
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L climate controls VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
I'm not sure that we have the tools to properly test this system - this is a automatic climate control system. The other day the air coming out of the vents could not be changed from cold to hot - after playing with the system and checking vacuum and the door ...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Twin Map Lights VIN: IFMDU35P9T
The bulbs & bulb retainer parts are missing and my Ford Dealer cannot seem to find a replacement withou I buy the entire assembly for upwards of $250. I wonder if someone out there has a part number for these little circular retainers and the wave washers that...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L wipers
front wipers only work on high, no low or intermittent & inop washer.found voltages good to motor, so replaced motor assm. Still inop! futher checking found when motor is plugged in w/switch on low,voltage is 0 on wht wire(low speed)& when switch is turned to ...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW2146F
this windstar is the older typr 3.8l with the split port intake no the newer 99' type. vehicle runs fine idle to wot.concern is runs rough to very rough after 10-20 min. hot soak.only last 30 sec or so? i have to drive ten minutes hard then hot soak and will r...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1723V
Hello all. I have tried all that I can think of to dia. this missfire. I have subed. a differant ignition cable and spark plug with the same result. Cleaned the injectors with the same result. I blocked off the EGR so it could not open and still have the missf... Trouble codes: P0302
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDX0863V
the truck has had a new fuel filter and pvc within the last week. And it had a tune up last year. Plugs and wires are all factory. It was getting 335 miles on the trip meter now it is barely getting 160. Also I might add the speedo is not working and the speed...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no crank VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Hi, would just like to say, IATN rocks, have been a sponsor for about a year now and is the best site for help on the net, it is also nice to be able to help others in need. I have this 97 ford tauras that will not start unless you use the unlock button on the...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4x4 hubs VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
Good Day everyone, This Ranger is having diffuculty with the 4x4 operation. I keep loosing vacuum at the hub units. After I replace seals and hubs it will work for about a month or two, then when the customer complains 4x4 in-op, I recheck for vacuum at the hu...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34EXW
Help!! got a rough idle on this explorer and a missfire at 35/40 mph.we replaced plugs wires f/filter,cleaned mass air sensor.it had a po300 which has not reset even after customer drove for a week.the idle is not real bad but not as smooth as should be.it jus... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L 3rd gear VIN: 1FABP234X6
This aode came in with 3rd gear neutraling out 1/2 way through 3rd. I overhauld it and found burnt reverse , direct packs and a burnt OD band. If the OD lite is on you will get 3rd gear and then 4th when you turn it off. I have replaced the shift solinoids, 2/...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L intermedent miss VIN: 2FM7A5146Y
need your help dont know what to do next thanks
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Charging VIN: 1FTYR10C3Y
customer says battery goes dead , and service engine light comes on with battery and seat belt light, sometimes when key is not in the ignition.have checked the ignition switch and related wiring, charging system and battery are in working order. and at the ti...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Plug threads VIN: 1JGF45TRK8
We advise pulling head and swapping with good used or reman due to bummed up thread repair---customer wants to sell truck, he cant get a decent trade with noise. (don't they ALL want to sell when theres a problem...?) Our question is with the timing chains par...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
This car came in with a timing belt that was missing teeth and barely run and a C.E.L.. We replaced it and it would run, but sometimes die while idleing. He said he would check the rest out himself, and took it. He called us back wanting to know where the cam ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ignition actuator VIN: 1FAFP52U31
I am out in the boondocks and my repair manuals are outdated I need to know how to remove the steering wheel and airbag on this vehicle. I've never worked on a steering column of this type. I would appreciate some guidance in this matter. Thanks
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, eng. noises times VIN: 1FTZX172X1
Need a little help with this pickup, will set P0171 and P0174 codes for lean on both banks. Freeze frames show the it is set low speeds and LTFT are 7-9 on both banks. I have check fuel pressure and check for vac leaks. I had a lazy o2 sensor on bank 1 couple ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Stall
This thing starts and runs perfect but after its to operating temp when you idle for 2-3 min then you go to accel it will take off then fall on its face and then jump up and run sometimes it does this 4-5 times then runs perfect. and if you come to a stop and ...
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FMSU41F53
The transmission symptom is very repeatable, and is initially corrected with every new key cycle. The engine control systems all check out fine, no codes present to cause transmission problems. On roadtests, the length of the ride and the driving conditions ca...
1991 Geo Storm 2+2 GSi 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: J81RT235XM
compression good 150 accross timiing belt on marks,spark good, injection good, but will not start unless we crank dist to one side moved wires on cap ran better but still stalled set up cams and crank dead nut in time but rotor out 90 degrees and it starts put...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S32
Checked evaporator hoses for leaks or pinched off (all ok), test canister valve (ohm'd out good but replaced anyway, according to flow chart) after replacing CCV valve the MIL light still came back on intermittantly--brought back in and did check voltage, ther... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister close valve malfunction)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L 2-3 and 3-4 shifts VIN: JNKBY31AOV
Hello, this Q45 has 1-2 shift only. There was a P0744 TCC code stored in the PCM. Throttle switch and TPS appear to be working just fine, and I've disconnected the TPS and road tested with no change. I've cleared the code (thought maybe some sort of limp mode)...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, hi idle VIN: SAJKX6429W
Hi, This jag has a really high idle. The data shows o2 sensor #2 always lean. A smoke check doesn't show any manifold leaks. Neither does propane. Sometimes while moving wires or hoses ( I'm not sure which ) at the throttle area it will come back down to a nor... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle control sys RPM too hi), P1229 (throttle control ckt malfunction)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L dome fuse circuit VIN: 1J4FJ58S3N
Please help me find the excess draw on dome fuse circuit. I have tried removing the overhead console and interior lites smart relay,the draw is the same either way. The only way the draw goes down is to remove the fuse.
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L navigation/radio screen VIN: 5LMFU28RX3
Hi Group, I have a Lincoln Navigator that the radio/navigation screen is a fuzzy bunch of lines. Radio works fine but can't see anything on display screen. I work at a dealership and the truck is on or lot. It was working fine but the other day it just had lin...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L high idle/hunts cold VIN: 1YVGE22C2V
Vehicle idles very high (2300 cold 1500 warm), idle speed hunts when cold. Sometimes it does this, other times it is fine. At times the vehicle lacks power. Cruise control also does not work, however the cruise did not work before we replaced the engine. No co... Trouble codes: P0420
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Compressor & Coolant fans VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
problem: PCM continously grounds cooling fan relay causing cooling fan to run- this cycle starts as soon as engine is started. Fan will run 6-8 seconds, off for 5 seconds and immediately on again. this continues until engine reaches 210 degrees and then fan ru...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L electric window VIN: WDBFA66E6L
The right window will go down electrically but will not come back up , removed and tried new switch checked fuses in trunk still same problem. The windows are supposed to go down when the top activation button is pushed, both windows go down only left window c...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCA35E9M
Hello. This MB likes to warm-up and die. The fuel pumps are losing power. I have been to our fix base: -i suspect that the EZL(spark module) is the problem -have cleaned connections etc... -the TD signal to the fuel pump relay, idle stabilizer and the tach in ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Surge VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this is my wifes benz.to make a long story short, had car detailed over the weekend.engine was degreased and now car will surge violently at idle and going down the road.it is undrivable!!!have tried drying out everything i can find and even tried swapping maf...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L intermittent misfire VIN: WDBHA28W4R
Client complains about intermittent severe "misfire". Engine will stall sometimes. Testing car is possible to feel the intermittent misfire (one minute intervals, more or less). Not so huge but noticeable. Each time it happens ECM will set MB code 107 (ignit... Trouble codes: 107 (ignition output shorted to ground)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Roll Bar VIN: 2084652T00
Customer recently Brought car from Merc dealer, Driving home- Roll bar shot up for no reason. Reset it and drove another 30 km and it shot up again while driving. This keeps happening from time to time. It happens with the roof up or down. Spoken to previous o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C200 KOMPRES 2.0L poor performance VIN: 2030452R00
Fellow Techs, This one is driving us crazy.This car is going into limp mode once every 2-3 weeks.we have replace the lambda sensor.It keeps returning with a code P2036 secondary air injection:air flow too low.As soon as we clear the code the vehicle's power i... Trouble codes: P2036 (secondary air injection.air flow is too lowp0410)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Ventilation
Being a little cheeky on this one as am not too familiar with the system & we are a small shop...so hoping to draw on one of the many techs experience out there in cyber workshop...here goes... Vehicle booked in to shop tomorrow..so hoping to get the jump on i...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU86W63
Condition has occured only 2 times. Only when cold at start up and a few miles after that. Later in the day light stopped flashing and then canceled itself. Vehicle may have been driven 80 miles that day. Performed visual inspection of spark plug, coil connect... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0316 (Misfire detected at start up)
1988 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2.6L jet valves VIN: JA7FJ23F4J
Hi guys We replaced the head on this Montero due to overheating new head came complete. Drove it 1300 miles came back with hole in valve cover and compression and oil blowing out. The #4 jet valve went through the valve cover after breaking the rocker. I thoug...
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L wont set monitors VIN: JA3AA11A8T
This little Mits. is givin us fits! The vehicle had failed its IM test. Thier garage determiner it was an O2 failure, did repairs and sent it to us. (We certify "gross Polluters") There is no problem with emissions now, but we cannot get the monitors to set. W...
1988 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DOW
Problem is on medium acceleration and light load fuel injectors #2 and 5 loose their pulse from the pcm. I do not loose the signal for any ignition coils, I have even tried switching coils with other cylinders to see if the problem followed the coils, It didn'... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9T
This 1996 Nissan PathFinder 3.3L that we have for repair, I have not seen before. It was built in Jan. 96 and doesn't have the MAP sensor. The problem is that we are getting no vaccum to the EGR system. If I disconnect the the EGR solenoid elec. connector, I g... Trouble codes: 0400 (EGR recirculation), 0325 (knock sensor)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Thanks in advance for any replys,vehicle was towed in with a won't idle symptom,check engine lite on,scanned with MT2500,po505 idle speed control motor (IACV_AAC},vehicle will intermittantly idle by itself but normally not.IAC counts when it will idle are at 6... Trouble codes: P0505
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3AJ85MXS
This vehicle will pop back thru the intake / plenum at random, only in park/neutral. Tested mass airflow, secondary ignition. park neutral switch, changed out ignition module/coils with known good. Looked at history fixes in tech help section, saw 1 post with ...

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hard Start VIN: WAUCB28D2W
Not many replies on this one; thanks to all those who replied. Time will run out before the car returns, am posting summary of replies. Several of you pointed out that a defective fuel pump relay can cause both the occasional hard starting and the multiple sho... Trouble codes: P0116 (Coolant Sensor), P1425 (Evap. Purge Valve Short to Ground), P1547 (Boost Presure Reg. Valve Short to Ground), P1472 (Evap Leak Pump Short to Ground), P0102 (MAF Too Low), P0134 (O2 Sensor B1S1 No Activity).
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS System VIN: WBABJ6324R
Thanks for your help, I tech said to send it to the dealer, Another replied to clean the grounds and the 3rd told me the buckles were very common. The arbitration department wanted to see if there was anything obvious. I never was able to identify the [...] '46...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBABK8321T
I have replaced the ABS unit and all is fine. Thanks to all that replied.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L acc panel VIN: WBAGJ8328V
I would like to thank those that responded and hope that everyone would encourage other European specialist to join and or participate within Iatn. The fix was to remove the control head and disasemble same in order to access fan impeller. We cleaned and lubri...
1991 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.0L heater control valve tubes VIN: 1G4BT5374N
everyone said to ground the heater control valve tubes it was bolted to the firewall but so i grounded it in a couple of other places flushed cooling system again and send the car off on its way again time will tell if its fixed i will let you know if i find a...
1991 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L no spark VIN: 1GBER16K3M
Thanks for all the info from the 23 that replied . it end up being the coil the customer installed was bad and the new one installed was also bad customers was a checker brand the one insalled was a wells. Those that said even though its new dont trust it made...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L door locks and defrost switch VIN: 1G1JL5444P
fix for the defrost switch was new control unit $120.00 for a 5.00 switch, oh well. fix for the door locks was left drivers lock acuator was frozen with rust. didnt get a lot of help on this one from members had to hash it out the hard way, better luck next ti...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS19X3T
im sorry that the information was so sketchy, some times i feel like im running i circles... i replaced the o2s and plugs are clean now i hope that takes care of it..time will tell. i don't know weather this affected it, but positive cable was loose also. than... Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L waterpump
Thank-you for all your responses. The consensus seemed to be that it was the head and/or gasket. Since I already had an ok to remove, I did. Many techs said that they had not seen a water pump leak into the motor, but when I took the head to the mmachine shop,...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L axle VIN: 1GBFG15R4W
We found that both axle shafts were of the same length. We put side by side but from opposite ends and rolled next to each other and they always touched. Since both were parallel to each other, we swapped axles from side to side, but vibration was still there....
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rotors VIN: 1GCDL19W3W
swapped rotors, pulls the other direction, installed new & problem gone thanks for the help
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC124XX
i want to thank everyone for thei help. i went into work today to try some of the things that was recomended that i havent tried yet. first thing i tried was recomended by robert of illinois. i bypassed the heater core since that is the only way coolant flows ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14T1Y
thanks to all who replied to this request. the fuse for the cig. lighter was blown due to the customer pluging in a shorted accesory plug into it. replaced the fuse and got comunication between scanner and pcm. we checked for intake leaks with propane around i...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L temp gage VIN: 2G1WH55K61
thanks for the replies, replaced thermostat and working ok since
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W21
final fix notes cam retard of -11 degres. had to reset by slotting distributor hold down. scanner would not reset this electronically. engine performed much better. however extended crank restart still was a problem. final fix was replacing fuel pump. there wa... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L fuse box VIN: 1GNDX03E92
after a few days of pulling on wires and checking for voltage loss we found that the fuse connector for the pcm/ pass key had a very loose cavity connector, it was a weird thing that you could pull on the wiring three feet away and the van would shut off, that...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1C3XY66R6M
Thank you gentlemen I believe we found it. First, your advice... From Eric... Higher than normal combustion temperature can cause high nox. This can be caused by ignition issues, lean conditions (in a few cases) cooling system etc etc. A very complete check ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
Well I have yet to recreate this problem again. All the testing that I do turns up normal. Fuel pressure is normal with no bleed down. No codes. If it happens again I will use the info that you guys gave me. Thanks for the help. Tim
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B3BD56F7P
Thanks for the help guys. Sure as hell, I pulled the lower intake off and found a leaking gasket on the suspected cylinder. I also noticed a crack in the fuel rail gasket. Hopin this fixes it, still waiting on parts. But just to let you guys know that warned m...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7HC16X9S
Thank you all for the many responses that I got on this one. Most took the time to go into a lot of detail. To start with, this is the RH trans (hydraulic shift) not the RE (electric shift). A lot of responses said that the adjustment on the kickdown cable is ...
1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L rear drum brakes
thanks for all the helpful input. seems the bendix rivetted shoes fixed it. Squeeky came in last week and I had the courage to ask how his brakes were doing. just fine says he. that is all we will use on these cars from now on. (of course at a premium price un...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Hesitation VIN: 1B4HSZ8N2Y
thanks to all who replied i removed the valve covers and on bank 2 found 2 rockers had slid off of the ex valves. the engine is very gummed up doesnt look like the oil was ever changed. we cleaned out the valve area flushed the engine and test drove truck runs...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heater
we checked this vehicle with laser temp. gun verified the operating temp. at 2500rpm good heat. we used the air lift tool sold by napa and double checked the refill-- clear full . the heater core was not plugged both hoses within 10 degrees of each other. cust...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L cel VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
I have not had a chance to diagnose this problem...customer will return for 500 mile oil change (Jasper Engine) and we will look at it then. I'll post an upddate to this at that time. Most suggested Bad Ground, which is what I suspect. A couple suggested sho...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
Once again, iatn comes through. I received 12 replys to my help request and they were all excellent! Some of the suggestions were baro readings. they were exactly as I would have suspected for this altitude and weather conditions. Vac modulator for the trans, ...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W8S
Thanks for all the help.a broken valve spring was it.Still is weird that would have good compression and pass leak down test.Thanks agian to all. Trouble codes: P0302.
1995 Ford F-700 7.0L backfire VIN: 1FDNF70J0S
thank you evry one for the fix. as we were right exhaust manifolds was the fix and new plugs old were fould and not gaped right. once again customer and boss already know whats wrong with it (then fix it yourselfs).
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
hi folks, heh sorry for the delay on this post. no fix as of yet, everything that was suggested had already been duplicated. again thanks for the help and suggestions. ford has told him the same that with blower motor running,that the mic maybe seeing a voltag...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L starter VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
Thank you to all who replied. You where all right on the money, it was a ground issue at the engine block. The ground at the block was badly corroded thus causing the problem. I have been off since Saturday with the flu and my apprentice posted the question, i...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rr wheel speed sensor VIN: 1FAFP52U5W
Customer didnt want to spend the money on a new controller,unit is kinda pricey.We received a lot of useful info.Looks like from the location of the controller under the battery,failure is common.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1137W
First I'd like to thank everyone that responded. Most of the suggestions were to check the mechanical cam timing. Several suggested that the oil passages could be plugged. All good ideas and we checked them all. What we did find was that the Variable Cam Tim... Trouble codes: P1380 (Variable Cam Timing Sol A Fault), P1381 (VCT Overadvanced Bank 1), P1000 (OBD II System checks incomplete).
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel injection VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Simply put, we first replaced the two known defective injectors. The engine started better but ran poor. Then we removed all plumbing again and replaced all remaining injectors and it solved the problem. The real problem is that there is no solid procedure on ...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14V72
thank you for all of your help everyone. i found a very small glitch with a lab scope in the cam sensor. it was very hard to capture given the conditions. the truck has been working fine for 10 or so days
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTWW33P33
This is not a fix. We followed all of your advice, showed the information to the customer. He will take it to a different dealer. I bet he trades it in, he has been talking about getting a bigger truck. Thanks again to all
1995 GMC Safari 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GDDM19W4S
Sorry about taking so long to get back on this one. I haven't gotten to the root of the problem yet. I spent a whole day going over everything that Iv'e allready done. I did a snap acceleration compression test and results were 150 to 175 psi. I can't seem to ... Trouble codes: 36 (idle air control).
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
Thanks for the five responses. In hindsight, I now know that the responses from Mike in Georgia and John from Nevada were on target. We felt we had already verified the valve timing on this vehicle to be correct and, therefore, subletted the vehicle to the Hon... Trouble codes: P1312 (ION sensing module secondary line circuit fault).
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1346G
It's fixed. The problem was a poor ground at the intake manifold where a collection of wires were connected to a bolt that had rusted\corroded. After cleaning the connections the O2 sensor voltage would bounce around the way it was supposed to and everything w...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FX58S5T
firt af all very thank you all , for the replies i am sorry took so long to the fix information. in the prosses to fix the transmission when bad and i have to send it to transmission shop and it took 3 weeks because they have to do it again. but i replace igni... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary system).
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater core VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
The vehicle is actually not completely fixed yet but we found after trying to bleed the system of air, it continued to gurgle. I had a tech run a cylinder leak test and we found at least 2 cylinders that are leaking compression into the water chamber causing t...
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L hard start cold VIN: KNAFB1219X
i had three replys on this problem. one tech says that this year kia sephia had thin flywheel and when it gets cold out it will warp a little and throw off the crank sensor. this car already had the new fly wheel. the two other tech had the answer to solve my ...
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