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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KA9646V
This vehicle has an intermittent misfire , and has had it for about 1 + year - been to many shops & many dealers ? - problem persists - various cylinders misfire at times - many coils & spark plugs have been replaced - sometimes no codes appear - even though m... Trouble codes: 1202 (misfire 2 cylinder)
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAHK2318R
Hello, Everybody!! This customer complains that the hot air coming from passenger foot or defrost when he is using air conditioning(cool air). I comfirmed the problem. Turn the AC on, set lever to face(vent), nice cold air. Set lever to foot or defrost, now ho...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBADE5327V
This BMW is not charging at times. Battery light flickers at idle, but alternator is charging OK. When revved to 1500 RPMs or above, light comes on bright and alternator quits charging. Replaced alternator (seemed like the logical thing to do) and car does the...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGG8338X
hello to all in the land of iatn. i have a 1999 bmw in my shop that was towed up from atlanta with a bad trans. car would not crank over. i have alldata but no wiring diagram.when you turn the key to the cranking position the starter will engage for a split se...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IG4GD221XS
Car came in first time for a no start condition. Had spark but no fuel. I checked system and determined had a bad fuel pump. Replaced pump and car ran good for 2 weeks. It came back with a crank no start again. Found a no spark condition and determined that a ... Trouble codes: 321 (no crank signal), 341 (cam crank error count too high), 361 (18 x inaccurate)
1996 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G4NJ12T5T
Customer complaint that the car just quits while driving. She stated that it always restarts easily. The ignition switch was replaced by others. I replaced the crank sensor due to oil in the electrical connector. I checked the IAC and cleaned the ports for it... Trouble codes: 11 (VTD Short this ignition cycle), 21 (Loss of PCM serial Data), 12 (Bad R code this ignition cycle)
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L blower motor VIN: 1G6CD53BXM
Help! this vehicle came in due to battery running down 91 Cad Deville has a blower motor that is stuck on when heater is in "off mode" and key off. we looked for a relay, found none, customer had pulled heater fuse on firewall. We pluged in fuse and found bl...
1988 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCM15Z4J
Probably overlooking the obvious, no fuel from injectors. Hooked up the noid tester and looked good. Thought maybe injectors but both of them at the same time. Once in a while, it will start but when it starts both injectors work and then both wont.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
the truck initially came in for a "crank but won't start concern". the truck was cranking slow, we recharged the battery. cranks fine but found ignition wires flashing over and the spark plugs were very worn with carbon built up on them. performed a complete t... Trouble codes: P0141, P0300, P1406, P1133, P0441, P1122
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1247T
This car while cranking grounds the injector drive circuit and holds the injectors wide open. The injector drive is grounded with the ECU unplugged. If you un-plug the fuel pump, the injector drive circuit looses its ground. Any help? Has new fuel pump.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L no tach, speedo or shift indicator VIN: 1GKFK16R6T
greetings, thanks for any help, customer said speedo, tach and shift indicator all went dead while driving. no other actions or symptoms that could be related. chacked the basics, and searched data base. found the exact same symptoms but "closed w/out fix"... ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19R3V
Thank you for advise in advance, I have had nothing but agrivation from this truck. The truck runs and drives good when it is warmed up. couple days after it is back in owners possesion it will start with a flashing check engine light and bad miss. code will c... Trouble codes: P0300, P0307, P0302
1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22GSX
Has random misfire code P0300. Misfire counts seem to be mainly with #3, #5, and #7 cylinders. Has had misfires on other cylinders in history but mainly those 3. Fuel pressure is good, injector pulse is good, smoked intake for vacuum leaks and none found. Can ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Module VIN: 3B7K22D0WG
I am actually working on 2 matching trucks with different rear wheel ABS problems. Truck1 came in to the shop with an ABS and Brake light on after driving a short distance, to 1 mile. If I check codes before I start I get all pass, once the lights come on I ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44R1W
Vehicle gets a check engine light and goes into limp. Recycle key and it is good again. Pulled code P1724 but couldn't find information on that code. Can anyone help with this? All my information is on 2 digit codes but I can't find a chart that indicates what...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7HC13Z71
hi group this thing will not shift sometomes from 2nd to 3rd, going approx 40 to45 mph stuck in 2nd. all pressures good and accurate, output speed sensor reading fine while this is happening also, when not shifting desired pressure reading on scan tool 39 psi,...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3B7KF2363X
Good evening techs, I'm stumped as what to do next on this Ram. The first time the truck was in for the inoperative fuel gauge, it was stuck on "E" . We all know that is a sending unit problem. We replaced it (it worked) and sent it on its way. A couple weeks ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L suspension/steering? VIN: 2B4GP54L41
Dear comrades, this one is eating our lunch, breakfast & dinner! Van has a knocking sound when going over bumps that sounds like a worn out sway bar link, bad strut, loose front end part etc. After scouring undercarriage thoroughly & finding nothing obvious, w...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L heated seats VIN: 1D4HB58N44
Hello all, I have a Durango I need some help diagnosing. The customer's complaint is that the drivers side heated seat stays on all the time. I used a temp gun to check the temperature of both front seats before turning the seat heaters on. Both were about 80 ...
1995 Eagle Summit DL 1.8L harmonic balancer VIN: JE3AB30C2S
Is the harmonic balancer bolt, "normal" or reverse threaded? And what is the torque? I am just trying to change the water pump, what a chore in this vehicle.
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L parking lights VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
hello I Have A 93 ford probe. The cust. say they were driving down the street and all of a sudden the dash lights and parking lights went out. all the other lights are working fine - brake headlights, turn signals, hazards.tryed new headlight switch did not wo...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5144S
This vehicle came to the shop with a complaint of going into an abs stop under normal braking when comming up to a stop. The vehicle needed front and rear brakes which we replace with rotors and machined drums still the same problem. The vehicle was then scane...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5142S
The engine has a chirp sound, knock sound coming from the cam area is worse when hot we began by removing the accesory drive belt, still noisy. Replaced all the rocker arms, fulcrums and bolts as per the TSB that describes the noise perfectly... Still noisy......
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L No Communication VIN: 1FTJS34HOT
Greetings fellow techs. I'm pulling my hair out(what's left of it) on this 1996 Ford E250. I cannot get the vehicle to communicate at all, to my inspection machine, Scanner or an OTC Genesis. All wiring to diagnostic connector has been checked for continuity t...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1135W
WE have a 1998 ford escort with the 2.0L zetex engine in it. i have replaced the timing belt 2 times now and the vehicle comes back with in 25-100 miles with a complaint that the car died while driving. both times the timing belt has walked itself off and gott...
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: 1FTRX2766W
Hello All, I am looking for some help before this thing eats my next weeks meals. It has had my last two already. Truck came in missing with 304, 171 and 174 codes and fuel trim at 25%. I put in plugs, wires and cleaned the MAF. When I got done the thing still... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 Lean)
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1FTRE14L6W
Van came in with differential locked up & driveshaft ripped in two. We replace rear differential assembly & installed used driveshaft. Came back in after 3000 miles and 3 months with driveshaft missing. We inspected rear differential assembly, found ok. We had...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L slow return to idle VIN: 1FAFP57UXW
the problem with this vehicle is when first started idles up around 1800 rpms then drops down slowly to 1500 then to 1100 then finally to around 900. then it will idle a little rough like a vacuum leak, but it will stay around 900. when road testing vehicle at...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil system VIN: 1FDXE45F4Y
truck has long crank and some times after sitting for a while will no start . no problem with glow plug system i think that it is in the oil system. retrieve dtc p1212 and preform pinpiont test and come up with a bad icp sensor replaced sensor and changed oil ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU63E4Y
i have a strange one here. at times when stopping the engine will die. also when is first started the idle will go up to 2000 the may stay running or will drop to 300-400 rpm and die.also when you do the engine running test,most of the time it will die.the vol...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V9Y
Hello, I almost always find the cure to difficult problems in the archive, but no luck this time. Towed in, out of gas with gauge reading full. No current on yellow w/white tracer fuel gauge wire from dash. 12 volts at back of cluster but nothing at the bulkhe...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Brake pedal VIN: 1FTNE24L01
Hi guys.. We have a 2001 E250 van in the shop. Customer complains that when driving over potholes or rough roads brake pedal will sometimes go to the floor (had 2 times when pedal went to floor over smooth surface). We replaced master cylinder and have checked...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNFM913WY
The customer complained about the idle being rough when in park or neutral. I noticed that the roughness came in when the rpm is at 900 rpm only. If you put the vehicle in gear it drops the rpm down to 600 rpm and the engine runs so smooth I thought it had sta...
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start
Received this 1994 GMC Jimmy used from a private owner. Never mentioned extremely hard to start cold problem but did note that he had replaced injector, fuel filter, tp sensor. It will crank for a good 10 seconds (when battery lasts) before starting. Usually s...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13RSV
I inspected all the parts that he had replaced and all seemed fine. Alldata led me to belive that the distributor was off one tooth (cap is marked for 6 or 8 cylinder). While at TDC on number one cylinder, I pointed the rotor at #8. Still had the misfire; trie...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCD7254R
This problem only occurs when engine is cold and idling faster then normal idle. It will only start surging or hunting if you kick the accelerater like you were trying to kick fast idle off on a carburated engine. It will keep surging until it starts to warm u...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L valve train VIN: JHMCD5656R
hi honda Tech's, I am posting this for another shop this hi miles honda v-tec, seems to have intermintant lifter noise, comes and goes, also has the piston slap noise, worse when cold, can be heard when engine is throttled. could our "lifter noise" be a syncr...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L reverse VIN: JHLRD1863W
Vehicle came in with grinding noise in reverse.No codes in memeory. Customer stated that noise started after gear selector was inadvertantly placed in reverse while still moving forward. Replaced reverse gears, slide,fork. All parts inside trans looked good. S...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L abs light VIN: JHLRD1859Y
Customer complained abs light on with start up intermittently. Checked codes, flashed 61 Ign votlg problem and 54 Fail safe relay stuck off. there isnt too many Hondas in this city and info is limited. Im assuming the fail safe relay is the problem, but where ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJACO2LX1
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01FL8
Gents have this 01 jag s type 3.0 . customer complains of bucking and lack of power. Checked for codes found 3 codes po420,po430 and p1572. I understand the po420 and po430 are for the cat below theresthold, but cant find any info on the 1572 code. Does any on... Trouble codes: 1572 (0420 -), 0420 (0430 -), 0430
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BF28GOW
surges at cruise. if you power brake it and give it some gas, you can make rpms fluctuate. watching scanner, you can see egr temp. rise when the egr system data says "yes". when this happens you can feel the engine change. do you feel that this is a restricted...
1984 Mazda B2000 Sundowner Base 2.0L Differential VIN: JM2UC1214E
Hi everyone, This problem is on my own work vehicle, a 84 Mazda B2000 5-spd. A few weeks ago I noticed a clunk on sharp turns. It sounded like something was shifting under the truck. I put it on the lift checked to see if anything was loose. The trans mount w...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LW28J32
help mazda gurus. this is an eversence vehicle. eversence you changed my oil the vehicle will not start. the vehicle does crank but no start. pulled codes and scan data first. scan data is really strange. i have no reading from the o2 sensors and the ect actua... Trouble codes: P0116, P0117, P0133, P0153, P0160, P0304
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA48D1G
car came to shop, no start at times, not stalling, just crank no start, hot soak. checked coil, crank sensor ohms, good. checked voltages from all data no spark test and all voltages test good. checked crank sensor with vantage and no signal when hot. replaced...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No engage VIN: 1ZWFT6035X
Trying to do one of those magic phone fixes. First I have to admit transmissions are not my strong suit. Transmission would not engage any gear checked fluid and found low. Added fluid and transmission worked fine for approx ten minutes and then pushed fluid o...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L front end left side VIN: 4M2ZU86E82
The noise is a rotational noise like growling wheel bearing about 15 mph and above.The parts that were used were from another LKQ that had no noises in it.We currently have a Ford rep. coming tomorrow. I just started at this Dealership and told them all about ...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Reverse VIN: JA3BP57PY0
This is something that I should have but cannot locate it in my library. What I need is the transmission solenoid activation chart. I need to know which solenoids are activated in the various shift positions. 1st Through 4th as well as reverse, which is what I...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G52
Runs rough in morning,jerks while driving cold did not duplicate, performed tune and ran rough set misfire #3 but no response from #1 and #3 on cylinder balance test, spark strong, re-installed original plugs, no change, checked for intake leak no change, chec...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F4P
Hello, we need help on this Altima. We do not have any access to scann info on these older imports. The original complaint was stalling, but before it could come in to be checked, the owner called and said it would not fire. We found a nice crack down the dist...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L VVT sprockets VIN: JN1EJ01F3P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I am not sure what to do with it. This customer had this SE towed to us with the timing chain punched through timing cover. It has rattled away for along time and she refused to do anything with it. We figur...
1982 Other European silver spur 6.7L compressor clutch VIN: SCAZN42A1C
i do not get power to ac clutch even i have full ac,can anybody get me wiring for this car?
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L starts and dies VIN: 1P4GP44ROV
This Vehicle was originally towed in for a start and die condition. Of course once at the shop the van started and stayed running every time I cycled the ignition. Out of curiosity I scanned the computer and found code 1695. Wondering if it was a hard code or ...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE1530R
Hi guys, This is just not my week. This vehicle was towed in from another shop sayng that it just won't start. They only do brakes & mufflers. We checked to see if it was getting spark and it is. Then checked the fuel. Pressure was good but volume was low. A...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NE15D4S
Car came in on the hook for a no start. After all the usual checks we found it to have weak spark, and what appears to be weak fuel pulse. Fuel pressure is OK. We checked all the grounds we could find and have possibly fixed the weak spark condition. The vehic...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, kick-back/detonation VIN: 1G2NE55D9S
Hi gang, got this quad 4 g/am that had a dead miss @#1 cyl,+ weak spark@ #3=figured,bad coil{companions}=Wrong,it's 1+4/2+3,anyway very hard start,unless you give either full throttle or slight throttle ,,, this frequently bucks back+stops instantly,like pre-i... Trouble codes: N/A
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L fuel,gauge VIN: 1G2HX52K0X
fuel gauge reads full or empty @ different times, The gauge will still vary even with the sender unplugged. Tech 2 says gauge @ 200 Percent. PCM replaced with advice of aspire. Need to solve this any help please !!
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L climate control VIN: WPOZZ99ZSS
Hello porsche techs. This car came in with 14 a/c codes[12,14,15,21,22,23,24,31,32,16,43,44,45]. Also the rear blower is staying on with key off. When I reset the codes they all come back right away. The blower motor and a/c clutch doesn't come on. The a/c das...
1993 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5594P
This car will not start or will just stop running. This problem is very intermittant. It will run OK for two or three days then it will not start. If it is left for one hour it will start with no problem. It will have no spark, no injector pulse and no RPM sig... Trouble codes: 19 (26 - purg flow solenoid), 26 (purg flow solenoid), 32 (EGR solenoid)
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3AC12R4M
this is my friends car...i do not have expertise on this name plate so here is the problem: when cold number 3 cylinder starts to miss-fire...its like the fuel mixture is too high...smoke out the exhaust...its raw gas...unburned fuel...after the warm-up period... Trouble codes: N0NE

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68DX1
thank you to all who replied. car is being towed back to selling dealer. customer bought car 1 month ago. from what i have seen and info you guys have sent me i believe the oil pickup is plugged up and turbo seal is leaking. thanks again...jim
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2326T
Hi Everyone - This car was sent to the dealership for emissions testing because I did not have the scan tool necessary for forcing two of the self-tests in order to run the car. The dealership has had the car for two weeks as of today with no answer for me o... Trouble codes: P1270.
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Condenser fan VIN: WBAGG834OY
Well we accomplished two things with this car.One we obtained a OEM BMW WDS(wiring diagram system) DVD and second we fixed this car with a new fan 'cassette'(fan assembly and module combined). ALLDATA does not have complete wiring schematics and so I had to co...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti-theft VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
thanks,for all the help. cust. had changed keys with different resistance. i done a relearn for new key. it worked.thanks again christopher,stephen,david,rick,jerry,and douglas for your time and sharing this info.
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y8T
had replies suggesting spark plugs, drippy injectors, dirty injectors, weak coil, head bolts, leaky fuel press reg and last but not least, leaking head gasket. i got the engine hot, let it cool off with a cooling system pressure tester holding approx 15 psi at... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305.
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Greetings Replaced ignition switch and car has been fine for a week. Most replies suggested that the switch was bad. Fairly easy fix and your replies confirmed my suspicions. Thanks all
1982 Chevrolet S10 2.8L wiper/washer system VIN: 1GCCS14BOC
Thanks to all that responded to this post. After 3 tries with AC-Delco and Burt Chevrolet we came up with 3 bad wiper switches. The customer decided to go ahead and take his truck to an auto electric specialist. This one was a head scratcher and to advise that...
1992 Chevrolet Step Van P30 6.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTJP32J7N
found bad t stat after 2 aftermarkets put in oe t stat run great now. it was a rear hair puller. thanks for help
1993 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire
i need to thank all of you that responed. what i did as alot of you mentioned was to put a 4 wire bosch o2 sensor in it. it had open slot in fuse pane that was hot with ignition. it ws just a matter of running wire to it and putting a fuse in it. i did check t...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK14Z6P
thank you all for responding.I wanted to wait a little bit before I said anything.the truck has been gone a couple of weeks now.I found the problem to be in the distributor.after 3 remans we went back to gm for delco unit and it runs good.thank you all for yor...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEK19H7S
Here is where we are at on this truck: The reason for the KS activity counting up was due to using the TECH2 instead of the TEch 1 scan tool. The Tech 1 was showing 'knock signal = yes' continuously, with key on, and ENGINE NOT RUNNING. Disconnecting the knock...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L all shifts VIN: 1GCGK29F0V
All of the replies stated to check the 4WD low PID on the scan tool for being active. That was checked and rechecked several times. I eliminated that by disconnecting the input wire to the PCM via the 4WD switch and no change. Different PCM were tried on two o...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L distubor VIN: 3GNGK26R9X
Hello one and all, well i have offially encountered Owens worlds, lol, the owners world. Any how what i ran into was the worn drive gear had damaged the oil pump drive, and the plastic collar had also came apart, providing an angle to the drive at the same tim...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L lifter noise VIN: 261WF55E91
Hello to all and thank you all for your thoughts! The engine noise has been solved! Several of our members said to change the oil to a synthetic type and to install a AC/Delco filter! That solved the problem! Thanks again for all the help! Regards to all; ...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L heater core VIN: 2CNBJ13C12
Hi group, sorry for the delay. Very strange problem and now G.M. work also with me. What we found is also very stange, The hose clamps on the rubber hoses on the heater core have .640mv for one and the other hose the clamp have .520mv. Voltage mesured from the...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19X63
Jon was very helpfull. He said the main reason for this code is not warming up. When a truck is from the body shop he has found this to be caused by after market radiators that do not have the restrictor going to the purge tank. It allows too much flow and wil... Trouble codes: P0128 (engine coolant temp sensor circut).
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCFG25TX3
Why didn't I think of switching the injectors--because they ohms checked good, and even worked with my power box. 2 new ones fixed it because when I switched them, it went to a different cylinder on the misfire graph. Sometimes all the testing is not as reliab... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300.
1998 Chrysler voyager 3.3L climate control VIN: 1C4GHB5R5W
Thanks to you all out there that replied i reset the climate control and it fixed it
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HH46R4Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was more my pride than anything technical, I believed that there waas no way I could have screwed up cam sync timming but that was the problem, 11 instead of 12 roller links between intake and exhaust cams on left head. A...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B83
Thanks to all who helped out especialy Michael from NY fuel pressure would drop intermitanty to 35psi sisnce there is no regulator we replaced pump and have now driven it over 20 miles with no problems. tahnks and have a great week John Trouble codes: P0171.
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Alternator VIN: 1B3HD46T7S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This ended up being a junky battery. The battery seemed to test reasonably well, but wow did it make that alternator put out some amps. I guess the key is that the volts were not all that high, but the amps w...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no communication VIN: 3B7KF23D7V
IATN RULES! You guys saved the day for me again. Unplugged the crankshaft sensor and everything started working. Communication with the PCM was established and life is good. Thanks Again from everyone at Northeast Community College.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L turn signals VIN: 2B4GP2431W
Thanks to everyone that replied. There was no voltage from the PDC under the hood to the combination flasher. I found a broken wire where the harness goes through the body inside the drivers side fender. After i found the problem i recieved an email from anoth...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44G3Y
thanks to everyone who responsed i tried a crank sensor, coilpack replace wires and plugs could not figure out the 61000 missfires on 1,2,3,4 and only code on #2 sometimes we chase ghosts when all it takes is to get back to the basics so i went baCK and cked c... Trouble codes: 302 (2 misfire).
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28N71
Thank you for the help. We found no com. with the PCM Also had a friend at nother shop scan with his DRB same result. We had the rig towed to Dodge for the PCM (warrantied to 80K miles). The dealer reported to replace the Crank Sensor then re-flash original PC... Trouble codes: B00DY, B00DY.
1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP42E2K
good morning!!! this one is fixed and here's the scoop. the data link connector had a 12volt wire(the under hood light wire) in place of the sti wire. i found the sti wire and put a grey insulator on it and then taped the underhood light wire to it's harness a...
1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 2FACP74FMX
Thanks to all for your help. By adjusting the TV cable we were able to get the 3-4 shift to 35MPH under light to medium throttle. Bill from Virginia and Rick from Missouri gave some good advice on how adjust the cable. Special thanks to both of them. In orde...
1992 Ford Escort 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3FAPP15J3U
Looks like the new aftermarket clutch master was either poor quality or defective.Letting the used master cylinder I got from the junkyard sit overnight seemed to bleed the air out of it so that there wasn't an abnormal amount of free play in the pedal.Could n...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVCT22B4P
Well I always keep all the replies so I know whom to thank,and the winners are! David [...] you guys aced it.I took everyones sugestions into play I checked the timing both with a visual look and a with a timing light all was w...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Door locks will not lock or unlock with the remote VIN: 1FMDU34XOS
I installed yet another RAP module programed it and sent the customer off its been up and working for three weeks now. Thanks for every ones help!!
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU34EVU
hi all thanks for everyone's time for help. due to it never act up long enough to verify the problem. and my friend said we worry about it when it become more noticealbe. special thanks to 12 ppl who reply Bill from Kentucky, Greg from Illinois,Sam from Iowa,B...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20F7X
We replaced both push rods, lifters and the retainer. Machined the cylinder head to get rid of the machine marks. I was very disgusted with the head surface. This engine had never been apart and it looked like the original machine work was done with a dull b...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1762X
Well,sorry guys, the customer hasn,t returned yet,however,2 responses said;look for spiderwebs in the vent tube going up the filler neck, thanx, g.b. Trouble codes: P1450.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L plug lifespan VIN: 2FAHP71W93
Danny from Kansas said it best:- 'THERE ISN'T ONE! I have 340 of these and have tried every plug made.' I am faced with a large helping of Bureaucracy (Officials who are rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure) so you kind and knowledgable p...
1996 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, won't shift VIN: 1GTFC24R6T
My friend that I posted this help request for finally got time to get this 'back burner' job back in to try some of the suggestions I received. There were a few guys that recomended things that he had already tried, but almost half of the replies I got were to... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19R6V
I would like to yhank everyone for there help, As you probably figured out it was the cmp retard out of spec. adjusted to -2 and all good. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Windshield wipers VIN: 4S2DM58W3Y
Thanks for the replys from Rick from florida, Scott from Indiand and Anthony fron Illinios. Purchased the module fron the dealer and wipers work on all settings. I thought it was the module since the worked on all settings except intermittent. Just wanter some...
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L electric windows VIN: SAJAV1346D
this one's down the road. forget about getting wiring that matches this car. I think Helen Keller picked the wires for this one and didn't tell anyone. under the right dash cover are two circuit breakers. 2x2x1/4 inch box with power in and power out. one is fo...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L CAB Module VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Hello All: Thank you all for your input. The final fix was to replace the left axle and CAB, and program the pinion factor into the new CAB. This system does not have a wheel speed sensor design that allows air gap adjustment, as a couple of replies mentione...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Caliper and/or ABS VIN: SALJY1244W
Dent on forehead from slapping while muttering,'Why didn't I remember that sooner.' Problem (which I had seen only once before) was stiff new caliper piston seals which allowed piston to press pad, but then actually retracted the piston a good .060 inch, so ea...
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