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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...
1987 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L AC and Heat VIN: 1G6DWS1Y4H
Hello Techs,I can use your help on this one. Customer brought vehicle in to fix the heater blowing cold.We checked vacuum to heater control valve, none found,smoke tested vacuum line,leak found at plug on the vacuum unit under dash.Repaired vacuum leaks.Replac...
1994 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L starts and stalls VIN: 1G6DW52P2R
this car starts up then it cuts off in 3 seconds the pass-key light stays on when the key is off. the anti theft relay must be working the starter engages every time the car has code #46 i`m thinking of changeing the central control moudule thanks nick Trouble codes: 46 (pass key)
2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L keyless start VIN: 1G6DW67785
my question is has anyone come across an EMI problem with garage door openers causing the remote keyless function not to work inside the customers garage.The system works perfectly outside the garage. We have installed the lastest part for the RCDLR. Has anyon...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDC14K3J
hi guys. trying to help a friend out at another shop w/ a problem child. this truck came in w/ a spun bearing. he put a crank kit in it and found out that it was actually a 305 engine. this shouldn't have been a big deal, but when he fired it up, it almost imm...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no 1st gear
Hi all . this vehicle starts in 2nd gear and sometime starts in 3rd gear,but never 1st. after the start it seems to up shift normal.i can command 1st gear on the scanner and it works fine.while looking at the data stream , the prndl is recognized properly by t...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L ring and pinion alignment VIN: 1CNEC124JK
Hello everyone, I am in need of your help. I have this 95 Z71 1500 w/lift kit on susp and body, it is giveing me some trouble in the rear diff. It came in a mess, new owner just paid alotof $ for this truck and it has been severely off roaded and abused. The r...
1996 Chevrolet W-4 350CID front calipers VIN: 4KDB4B1RXU
customer came in and stated that his bake pedal was going to the floor. so brought the truck in and checked out. this is one of those isuzu build trucks for gm. cab over style. found air in front calipers,suspected master cylinder. spoke to customer, he had ma...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L heater core VIN: 1GNDV06F4V
Hello everyone, I have got an interesting one here. We replaced the heater core in this venture van with a napa unit once, but Tedeschi Auto repair has replaced this heater core 3 times in the past 2 months with ac delco units.Needless to say, the heater core ...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L 4x4 light VIN: 2CNBJ13C9X
the only problem is the four wheel drive light will flash constantly in four wheel drive high or low. four wheel drive engages fine and works properley. replaced the pcm and four wheel drive pump motor and it does the same thing.
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)
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L electrical VIN: 1G1YY22G7Y
looking for labor time to replace engine wiring harness i have been unable to find the time through any of my resources. tried alldata, chilton and identfix direct hit no one has labor time for full harness replacement in engine compartment. this car had a bat...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L temp guage VIN: 2G1WH55K91
temp.guage not functioning wiring appearsto be okay.scanner reads from temp sender looks to be acurate ,but no temp guage ,fuel guage also acts eratic at times .is there any tests to verify that it is instrument cluster ? service engine soon lite not on ,but c...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Axles, brakes, shafts VIN: 3GNEC13T43
We have a scraping or whooshing noise on every revolution of something. It sound like it is coming fom the rear. We found a TSB that decribes the noise to a T. TSB # 02-05-002A for noise from the parking brakes. We did the TSB and the noise is still there. We ...
1988 Dodge B250 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B7HB23Y6J
this van will not idle it stalls the idle is hunting up & down surging on the highway we hav done a complete tune up with plugs & wires Coil pcv no different we pulled the egr valve cleaned it working fine no vaccum leaks found we replaced the ecm with a new o...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L cruise control and overdrive VIN: 1B7GG23Y9R
This is a vehicle that my wife resently purchased. (I think she must be mad at me.) I dont have much history on the vehicle. Everything worked fine when we bought the truk 4 weeks ago. the other night I noticed that the trans is not shifting into overdrive, no...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1B7MF3364X
Problem is it won't up shift. It will shift when you ease up on the gas or feather it a bit then it shifts. DBR III Has a P1693 code. Now it will not let me into the JTEC or trans module to see what is going on. It just takes me back to the EMC. Any idea befor...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L transfer cas VIN: 1B4HS28N11
this durango is stuck in 4lo. already replaced shift motor, and while shift motor was off i was able to shift transfer case manually. when the new motor was installed it shifted from 2wd to 4hi with no problems, then went to shift back to 2wd and the transfer ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAP13J5RR
Have everybody do I have a good one here! The customer stated that the car had now power and would stall out. After checking the system over we found that the fuel pressure was low by 5 lbs. So with the customers blessing we put a new pump in the car. With the...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UPW
van came in complaint of mil, rough running. had oe plugs and wires, which we had recommended replacement for long ago, anyway tried to get aproval for plugs and wires, cust wanted plugs only, plugs were way past worn out, got to the rear bank of cyls and #2 w... Trouble codes: P0302
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L cam chains VIN: 1FMHE3158V
have head back from machine shop need guidence on best installation for cam chain on the this motor, mitchell states colored links and timing belt book states dots on pullys at right angles, I have not done one want to learn from your expereince. are the cam...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L abs motor VIN: IFNDU35P2U
this explorer was doing this same problem 3 years ago. abs will pulsate while braking, just before stopping under normal braking. while slowing down for stop pedal will pulsate at about 2mph. last time it did this same thing, we replaced front speed sensors af...
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 Ranger Edge 4.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTZR15EX1
We replaced the fuel filter on this vehicle about 1 month ago. Since then the customer has had an intermittent long crank time, reports that the crank time is longer if vehicle sits for a period of time. The first time the vehicle came back we checked the fuel...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L no power
Hello all, i hope some of you can help us here, i am getting this from another source, i will post more info later, anyways, this vehicle will only go about 2mph, even with the exhaust off,sitting on the floor in the shop, runs the same, installed the motorvac...
1990 GMC C3500 Sierra 7.4L alternator VIN: 1GDJC34N1L
Hello Techs. This GMC truck has a problem of distroying the alternator front bearing or pulley over a matter of a month to a year. Five alternators have been replaced on this vehicle all rebuilt 105 amp units. Alt belt lenght has been chacked 97". Engine has n...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L battery light VIN: 1GDJG31R6Y
customer doesn't like to leave the truck long enough for a detailed diagnose, so we were just throwing parts at it. The battery light flickers, but not on steady, in the instrument panel, usually at low idle when it is raining or when following a car on the hi...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L unknown VIN: JHLRD1860X
HELP HONDA TECHS!!! I have this CRV all wheel drive that makes a noise coming from the back that sounds almost exactly like brakes rubbing on a rotor or a dust shield contacting the rotor when VERY HARSH ACCELERATING TURNS are taken. As the front rotors were...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Air Bags VIN: 1HGCM56613
Here we go guys. What I have is this Accord that went through a body shop, after having heavy right front damage. The Passenger seat air bag deployed, but nothing else. They replaced the passenger seat back assembly, SRS module and right front sensor. The Air ...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2246W
Car came in with rough idle, pulled plugs, black sooty, compression test 90,130,115,65,115,100,135,125. Added oil , all cyl.'s came up. Replaced plugs, changed oil and filter, cleaned orafice in left valve cover,cleaned throttle bore. Still have rough idle , o...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L check engine light VIN: SAJHXCO49X
Not sure if this is correct place to post this but I am looking for a good Jaguar repair shop in the High Point NC area. I have a friend that owns this 1999 XJK8 that is in need of repairs.Has check engine light on and at times has message restricted performan...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Valve Lifters VIN: 2J4FY29T1K
Is it possible that it is normal for the Jeep 4.2 liter engine to have 1 second of valve clatter on cold starts(40deg f or lower)? We recently overhauled this engine, top notch job, and we have this lifter clatter on cold mornings, only first start of the a da...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4G248S6Y
This thing belong to tires shop friend's of mine it's been in three different place, including two local Chrysler dealers. The problem is only when the car is in idle for more that a minute or more, i had noticed that it'll raise the RPM for a second right be... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal at PCM), P0403 (EVAP purge solenoid circuit)
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L auto tilt VIN: JT8UF11E4N
Owner claims auto tilt and telescoping steering wheel stopped tilting after we serviced vehicle. Not very familiar w/ this system, but when key is inserted the wheel telescopes but will not tilt either in auto or manual setting.
1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L ignition switch VIN: JT6HT00W4W
Good day! 1998 Lexus LX470 towed to our shop becuase ignition key would turn without any resistance and would not crank vehicle. We disassembled lock cylinder and found long shaft that connects the lock cylinder to electrical part of ignition switch was broken...
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L IM Readiness VIN: JM1NA3532T
The customer needs to have a smog performed on this vehicle. Unfortunately it will not set 3 IM readiness codes. The catalyst, oxygen sensor, and EGR system will not set. It can go through with 2 of the 3 not ready. We have cleared the memory and tried the rep...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very long cold crank VIN: WDBDA29D1L
The car started a lot better after i replaced the coolant temp sensor, but it still required two rather long cranks. The car sat for three days, and it just didn't want to start, the batery died cranking, but started when the jumper was on. the car again did n...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJH82F7X
Calling all Mercedes experts: I try to stay away from these because I see so few. The car is a 1999 320 4x4 wagon. We got a call from Bob over a month ago; he had just come from the dealer with an estimate for 6500 cocos for an AC repair. He asked my wife if ... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom misfire), P0304 (misfire), P0305 (misfire), P0306 (misfire)
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U6T
Hello all. I replaced the engine in this car because water pump went and customer kept driving until it died. The first code to pop up was P0155 O2 sensor b2 s1 heater circuit malfunction. I swapped left & right sensors and get same code. This makes me think t... Trouble codes: P0155, P0401, P0402
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU26X7K
Customer drove it to the store, Parked it, came back and car would crank and not start. Car was towed to the shop. It cranks good, No injector pulse, Spark is O.K. Verified power & grounds to PCM, check fuses and control relay, seems O.K. Checked TPS, Air Flow...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: JN1CZ1454J
Hello,have a 1988 300zx turbo came in with dead battery I replaced open main engine fuse link and everything seemed fine. Now the fuel pump runs all the time even with key out of ignition, even if you unplug fuel pump relay and main relay. The safety relay nex...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L drivers air bag module VIN: 5N1DD28T42
I have a code B1052 driver air bag module (short).I went in and checked wiring harness could not see a problem,replaced sprial cable,still have light on my alldata shows nothing about how to check the system it tells me to replace sprial cable,air bag module.d...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS14T1K
Car surges at idle sometimes and stalls when put into gear or when stopping. Exhaust smells very rich, and fuel trim is pegged low. Block learn sits at 100 with Integrator ranging from 87 to 103 or so. Same at idle or cruise. However, when accelerating, Integr... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Code 44 VIN: 1G3CW54C3K
Looking for help solving a code 44 lean condition at idle. IAC counts are 13 engine warm in park. LFT and SFT are both 150 in shop idling warm engine. Coolant sensor shows 205F at idle. Vehicle runs great idling and down the road. Only complaint is MIL light o... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CW54C3L
Car came in for HARD Start No Start Cold. If it gets below freezing you have to plug car in for an hour or so and it will start. But Starts hard. Bucks a little then fires and runs GREAT for the day. Gets cold, Same thing. Replaced Plugs and will try again in ...
1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L starts in 3rd, VIN: 1G3CW53L3M
installed new turn signal and now transmission won't upshift,I checked everything I did and can't see anything that I would have done. I do see that the brake says that it's pressed. I unhooked brake switches and checked them and they checked out.The brake lig...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Radio VIN: 1G3NF52EO1
Hi all. Ive got a 2001 Alero that has the radio antennae in the back glass along with the rear defroster grid. My problem is that when the customer turns on the rear defroster the radio gets a lot of static in it, only on FM. Reception is great otherwize. The ...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L instrument panel VIN: 1P4GP44R6V
Code 66 no body CCD) On start up only all gauges will intermitently not work and if the wipers are on or you turn them on they will not park until gauges come back. I picked up customer vehicle to bring to shop (5 miles) no gauges whole trip. since back to sho...
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL48M4P
Saab techs Please Help! This car has made its way to my bay and I could sure use some input on this ETS system. This car came in in limp home mode with all These codes stored. after clearing codes and test driving code 675B0 , E7590, are stored. I find that co... Trouble codes: 675B0 (ECU Calibration broken off/ not performed), E7590 (safety system fault), 24291 (Speed signalsfrom gear box and ASR do not coincide), 24690 (speed signal corrupted), P0120
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8ZH5282T
OBDII emissions failure. P0172 and P0133. But no MIL on dash. Bulb check (KOEO) ok. SO Microscan shows MIL command "on" but MIL is not on (dash)? All monitors set except cat (because of 02 code). Pop the hood and found a leading o2 with a "butt" connect... AH-...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G8ZJ5275W
car driven by used car lot for several weeks, parked a few days. Started with an obvious misfire. Several codes including misfire. Cleared codes and misfire code came back. Found plugs fouled and replaced. still misfire. Found cylinders 1 & 4 to have no spark....
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN01P5M
Truck came in for runs poorly and dies at stops. Tried to test drive but wouldn't run well enough to allow it. Checked compression and had 210 psi on all cylinders. Found dead miss on #1 and found excessive resistance in #1 injector. Removed and found it would...
1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L oil Pressure VIN: JT2EL43T9R
Hello Toyota Techs!! This is the first 1.5L I have ever done. Once I got good parts (long story) the assembly went well. Main clearance is about 0.0010", rods are 0.0015", sorry I don't remember the cam clearance. It has a new Melling oil pump. I did clean th...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXAE04B7R
Hey guys My buddy at another shop is having a problem with this 94 Corolla. Car came in for an emissions diagnostic for high NOX. They found the exhaust manifold cracked, the o2 stuck lean, and a intusive test showed the cat to be bad. They replaced the manif... Trouble codes: 25 (Lean Malfunction)
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2BG22K4V
Car came in for failing emissions. CO% high at 15mph load during emissions test. Checked for codes, none present. Checked data list, found high long term fuel trim,(18%) and tailpipe reading says that it is running rich. Looked at O2 sensor waveform and fo...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: WVWNA23B2Y
all other systems on the car check out ok,the throttle is electronic and has the idle speed control motor inside of it.there are no adjustments or cleaning proceedures.if any one has seen this your help would be great. thanks
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L abs VIN: YUIKS9613S
The abs light comes on and stays on. checked for codes and only retreive code 111. checked visually under car and abs controller under hood and seem ok. measured speed sensor resistance from abs ecm connector and also checked volts and grounds. I removed both ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L drive train VIN: YV1LZ56D1Z
This vehicle has a thumping banging noise going on when the drive train is under load and you are in a sharp turn, not each time but you can count on it to happen if you slow from highway speeds to make a U-turn and apply throttle as you are coming 3/4 the way...

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2000 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, hard start VIN: WAUBH64B6Y
Well, I think I made a mistake by showing the customer that holding the throttle open slightly starts the engine, then keeps it from dying until it clears through. I haven't been able to get him back here. AARRGGHH!! 4 out of 5 confirmed what I suspected, that... Trouble codes: 16825 (P0441 Evap emission control system flow faulty), 17521 (P1113 Bank 1 sensor 1 resistance too high - intermittant).
1983 BMW 533i 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WBADB74010
I believe the problem was ref sensor and speed sensor/the connectors were brittle from heat and would cause disupted signal when wiggle test applied.hasn't done yet since these 2 sensors replaced.I'm not 100%,but hopeful since it hasn't happened in 3- days??? ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBACB3323S
Thanks for all the help on this one. It seems that these engines haver a over rev promblem that is commond to the stick shift cars. If engine is down shifted into to low a gear or you miss a gear when shifting engine will bend valves. Thanks for all the fast r...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE632XS
The fix was to replace the left O2 and put in a couple of cans of Ventil-Sauber in the gas. Excessive valve carboning was causing a lean out condition that would cause a mis-fire. Once a mis-fire was detected, the ECU would shut down the suspect cylinder ignit... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor-bank 1).
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACG5325S
Thanks for all the replies. The used computer did work, but the dealership had to align the EWS to the DME. So after towing this car 600 miles round trip all is well. We did report Full Logic to the local police. After alot of pressure they did send back my or...
1992 Buick Century Custom 3.3L abs module VIN: 2G4WS52J42
thanks for all the help. unfortunately we never found any bad grounds. after four days of looking we sent it to the dealer. i guess you can't fix them all. thanks from [...]
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 264WS52M3V
Thank`s to all, We were all on the same page. Tore down engine, Nothing visibily wrong with Cam, Lifters, But the Piston had lot of blow by(worn). Even with new and old Cams side by side couldn`t see anything wrong. Deglazed cylinder reringed, replaced cam, li... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L stability system VIN: 1GYEK63N82
I listed the 5 signals required in my update that the stability system must see to turn on the light and disable the system. as mentioned the light comes on when the vehicle hasn't even moved thus eliminating 4 of the criteria for disableing the system. we rep...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GCEC19H1P
Hello everybody. Well we have fixed the emission problems with this '93 Chevy pickup. It turned out to a faulty EGR valve opening too soon/too much, causing loss of fuel control. Once replaced it passed the IM240 without any problems. One puzzling thing is the...
1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GHR34AZBZ
What a pain i had air traped inside the abs unit here is what i did i presure bleed the master then opened the internal bleed on abs unit and then held down the brake pedal a pushed the reset valves in on the bottom of the unit and bleed at the bleeders on the...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06D8S
ordered a another dist. and replaced van runs good pick up had small crack in it the for the help
1995 Chevrolet Suburban C2500 5.7L parasitic draw from hell
Well, the big SUBurban is fixed!! I would like to thank all that responded,Especially BIG Bill [...], two very smart,(SEASONED) techs who got me thinking. They asked me if it had any add ons...Well I do know to always look for EXTRAS first bu...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 3G1JF12T7V
replaced timing chain tensioner. have not heard back from customer, so its good. thanks for the help.
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 7.4L tcc.slip VIN: 1GCHG39J1Y
Thank you to those who responded to this post.Replacing the torque converter repaired this problem.After replacing converter slip speed was at 0 rpm.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Torsion Bars VIN: 1GCHK24U81
Thanks so much for everyones input The majority of you agreed with just adjusting the stock bars. So that's what we ended up doing, and everything seems to have turned out great. also thanks to everyone who recommended timbren.com it will definitely prove usef...
2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Left front brake VIN: KLAJB52ZX1
I must apologize for this post. I did not rebuild the calipers in October as I had thought. I intended to but could not locate any kits so just left old calipers on. I should have looked at the invoice rather than depending on my memory. The fix was new calipe...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L odometer
I received three replies to this one. Thanks to all three who pointed out that the pinion factor needs to be reset on this vehicle after interrupting battery power. They also stated that I needed a DRBIII to do it, but I was able to do it with my Snap-On scann...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L speed signal VIN: 1D4HD48N25
I was in need of a wiring color and diagram that would allow me to tap into the vehicle speed sensor with out setting a code or affecting vehicle transmission operation. Thanks to the 2 replies I received, I was able to wire up the laser radar system in this u...
1988 Ford Taurus L 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP50U6J
Woohoo, it's done! Many many thanks to all those involved, I got 32 replies all told. Many good ideas, tried them all, and the prize goes to Chuck [...], who hit it dead on. Wiggling the ign module harness around, it would idle for a few seconds, that was al...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N7L
Hey all The ford is out of the woods. after reading all the e-mails, i double ck the basics found no problems. i found another truck that was the same year that was running good. i pulled the computer and found that my ford had a super chip, also found that th...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L noise VIN: 1FALP4044R
We got lots of support on this one...and the winner is Crankshaft endplay...congrats to you guys that provided that tip, but thanks to all that responded. Great help here guys!
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Power door locks VIN: 3XWK306412
Hey Guys i appreciate all of the input on this one. They ranged from having a bad door switch to the key in ignition switch seeing a input and trying to unlock the doors. After head scratching we decided to look at the relay witch we should have already done a...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135X
Well,we got an ok to fix the leaking pcv vacuum line,perform tune-up,and oil change. I also checked coil conn.,pcm conn,and also the conn. on top of the intake as some of you suggested. I also checked the pcm grounds with the power probe. Everything checked ou... Trouble codes: P0352 (ign. coil b pri/sec failure).
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L steering column VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
Well, friends, we had to put a boneyard column in this fine car. Apparently our wonting wacking with the slide hammer trying to get the lock cylinder out somehow unlatched the telescoping upper column and allowed it to fall in. All three responses said to avoi...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L steering wheel VIN: 2GTEK19R7V
After getting the truck back, I proceeded doing an alignment to it again and changing the caster angles to 2.5 degrees like suggested in some of the Help E-mails I received. This changed nothing though. So, after that we installed an aftermarket steering stabi...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L steering VIN: IGKDM19W9W
customer has not returned yet.i stongly expect the cure will be alignment related.i will repost if we do a final fix. many thanks for all the reponse.
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L poor fuel mileage VIN: 1GKDT13W81
I believe from the responses I've gotten that I have an overfueling problem on this. Problem is getting truck long enough to fix. My help request is about to be closed and I don't have a fix for this yet, however I will update this when I do come to a conclusi...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD5532T
First I want to thank everyone for their replies and putting me in the right direction for repairing the vehicle.We inspected the cooling system for air and proper operation, checked coolant temp sensor, checked and cleaned the fast idle and idle control valve...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS Light VIN: JHMCG66871
Thanks To Mark [...] Robert. You all were right. The unit had to be initialized. I could not get it by shorting out the SRS connector, tried several times to reset, but it never took. I called Vetronix and they sent out the special probe and my problem is ...
1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, NO POWER VIN: KMHCF24F8T
Thanks for all that responded, but everything that was suggested had already been checked several times. Being convinced that the root of the problem was in the ignition timing (non-adjustable DI), I took the front cover apart again to look at the crank sensor...
1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJKW1745P
I want to thank all that sent their best responses to me. Those who thought the car was short on fuel pressure/flow were on the right path. I inherited this car from another mechanic, when I started my new job last week. I had been told there was a new fuel pu...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L dome fuse circuit VIN: 1J4FJ58S3N
Thanks for the help. The solution was to adjust the glovebox door striker; the door was not completely latching and the lite was staying on. I verified the fix using a low amp probe on a fused jumper wire hooked to #9 fuse position. Then I started unplugging c...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L timing chain VIN: WDBGB34E3P
thanks to all whom replied. using 1/4 drive socket with notch worked, we now have the vehicle together and running, i was able to make a tool to get me by, thanks again for the great respones!!
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter motor VIN: WDBJF70HXX
Hi everyone this e430 is fixed,I recieved a lot of good tips, i tryed another key, i checked the starter relay and harness but problem was still there .then i tryed Robert [...] idea of lubing the Flywheel ring gear with anti seize. And it worked!!!I have Th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBJF70J8Y
First, I want to be sure I thank everyone who helped with this concern. The fix was replacing the lamp module/headlamp switch. The circuit through the brake light switch turns out to be a ground circuit begining and ending at the lamp control module with the b...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L alternator VIN: 1G3WH14X7N
I will close this one as a fix, thANKS FOR ALL the help i just about used each suggestion to diagnose vehicle, most techs responded with a voltage drop test and i did that but anyhow when i got the vehicle after responses i checked for voltage drops when vehic...
1968 Plymouth Fury III 5.2L brake/ backup lights and instrument gauge lighting VIN: PM43F8F285
Thanks so much for your help. It ended up being shorted out in the wiring harness running to the back taillaights by the back left passenger seats. The back left window regulator was bent causing the window to only roll up 3/4ths the way and the rain water was...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2P4GP45R9V
Fixed vehicle by changing the crank sensor as two tech suggested. I also checked the harness under the battery, main connectors, checked for harness rubbing against hose clamp which were all tech suggestions. The fix came after replacing the crank though and m...
2005 Suzuki XL-7 EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on, EVAP Problem VIN: JS3TY92V35
Ok, Fixed. Bad 'locking' gas cap. Swapping caps between vehicles made the known good car set po456 and the problem car ran evap monitors twice and passed. Details and rant follow. 1st. Our evap tester hooks up to tank filler neck with adapter, the gas cap is... Trouble codes: 456 (Small Evap leak detected.).
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: 4TARN01P7R
ya fix it there was no cooland flow in the throttle body keeping the cold idle valve open it was plug at the thermostat housing I got in the chat room and so one that told me it as simble as this blow out the lines but i was thinking vacuum line not water toke...
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