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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L engine VIN: WAURD68D61
Dear Audi friends: This S4 2.7 liter V6 (APB-engine) leaks noticeable (small paddle in driveway) from rear of engine (I guess crankseal) and upper and lower oilpan. Customer wants it fixed, because he has one of these "insurances". Our problem is, we have to ...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAHD63XNB
Customer brought in vehile for stalling. I dont have a scanner to check codes. I could not get codes by hitting the accelerator 5 times. The vehicle first acted very lean. It did not want to idle on its own and would hesitate bad. I smoked the engine and found...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBABJ6329S
First customer bought used car took to have cooling system flushed after flushing and picking up car received phone call that he might want to bring car by he might have a broken fan blade because they found a piece on there floor but they had done a few that ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBABJ6329S
First customer bought used car took to have cooling system flushed after flushing and picking up car received phone call that he might want to bring car by he might have a broken fan blade because they found a piece on there floor but they had done a few that ...
1986 Buick Century Custom 3.8L 2nd Clutch VIN: 2G2AH19W2G
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. This is one of my own. I wanted to put an overdrive in my car so I went to the junkyard to find one that appeared to be rebuilt. Well, I found one that looked freshly rebuilt, but once the pan wa...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cranks over VIN: 1G4HP54K4Y
engine cranks about 5 seconds/starts/stumbles/ then stalls/hit key again start right away and runs fine. leave a little while and problem reoccurs. has good fuel pressure/cooling temperatures are right.
1992 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G1LT53T7N
I now have a 1992 Chevy Corsica on the lot. This vehicle has had a complaint of an intermitant stall. The first few times I test drove the vehicle, I hooked up the scanner and drove and drove. I could not seem to reproduce the complaint. Only one time did it a...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L abs,ect VIN: 1GNEC16K9R
Im working on a 1994 suburban 1500.The problem is that it pulls hard to the right during braking.The suburban has new calipers,brake pads and fairly new brake hoses and 2 new rotors.I did a runout check and it was fine.I also made sure the rear drums were adju...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK18K2S
I am posting this Tahoe for another shop. There are no codes but as soon as you begin to give some throttle, the Tahoe begins to cut out and run rough. I put my scanner on it and noticed that as soon as you give some throttle to take off or just sitting in the...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13K1S
Vehicle has run poorly since customer purchased approx. 3 wks. ago. Runs for a while before code 44 shows up.When started cold, runs briefly then dies out. Restarts ok, runs rough. Takes a long time to reach closed loop. When in closed loop, runs better(not pe... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1997 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GDJK34J2V
truck came in with rust in fuel tanks,flushed rear tank,replaced midship tank with new tank,replaced front fuel pump,flushed fuel lines,replaced fuel rail,all injectors with napa new injectors,now truck hesitates during warm up,scoped ignition system,scanned p...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J6V
Hi group, we got a Chevy suburban 4x4, 7.4 litre engine, idles at 1100 and code p0507(high idle), on my scanner IAC counts is 241 with engine ON as soon as i start IAC counts goes down to 0(ZERO), it has a new IAC motor i checked intake manifold for vaccum lea... Trouble codes: P0507
1999 Chevrolet KODIAC 7.2L park brake alarm module VIN: C7XJ105931
Started with park brake alarm going off.Had moisture in system, so we flushed system.All ok for 2 days and alarm lights off again.Noticed excessive travel on actuator cable,replaced and adjusted park brake shoes.Once again, ok for a day or two.Since then the p...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55E5Y
the following this is for all of the tech 2 users. along with the b1626 no other problems could be found. checking the systems with the tech ii found this courious item. under bcm data/security there is a listing as follows, lockout timer status 2550 sec, auto... Trouble codes: U1000 (class two data link malfunction), U1016 (class two data link malfunction), U1255 (class two data link malfunction)
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Air Bag Light VIN: 2G1WF52E23
trying to determine why air bag light is on scanner says deployment commanded. And also that it has lost communication with module?
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L Alignment VIN: 1GCGK23U84
I have exhausted my resources on whether or not I need a Tech 2 to do a 4 wheel alignment on a GM quadrasteer vehicle. Can I enter the "alignment mode" with my OTC Genesis? I'm trying to figure this out before I have one waiting on the rack. Thanks Kevin
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56F3V
Hello everyone I got this old LHS that has #5 engine miss fire only at idle, Ive changed plugs and wires and injector, changed coil, I still have #5 miss fire only at idle. the car runs good on accelleration. It takes about 2 minutes at idle for it to set a mi...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4C3AU52N5W
This chrysler with the mitsubishi 2.5l has excessive nox emissions at 15 mph. fuel trim is negative 10% under load, egr is flowing, o2 sensor waveform and speed look good. This unit has 3 converters, assume precats are working, no codes and other emissions low...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H8W
Hey all you 2.5l v6 ers. i have this tempermental vehicle. i have had some experiences with these but this problem is new to me. this engine will start fine. it begins to develope a single cylinder miss in #2 cyl. miss comes and goes. at idle or under load it ... Trouble codes: P0202, P0302
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L crank sprocket VIN: 2B3HD46R8Y
Hey guys.I am replacing a crankshaft and connecting rod on 2.7 mtr but i am having difficulty obtaining tool to remove and reinstall crank sprocket Does anyone out there have a tool source that i can purchace this tool. Any help will be greatly appreciated!I h...
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Charging VIN: 1B3EJ56H4W
mil light comes on once a mouth or 50 to 100 miles p1594 charging system volts too high . check battery , alternator volts & wave form all looks ok ,drb111 scan voltage is 14.4 volts
2002 Dodge Sprinter 2.7L limp mode VIN: WD2YD64142
Have two problems. 1st the trans is in limp mode. It will not shift out of what I belive is 2nd gear. No check engine light and I have no wiring diagrams or diag info on this. 2nd and less important is the radio doesn't work. The antitheft led on the front is...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15NXH
Replaced old battery. Now truck starts but an intermittant problem has become more pronounced. Idle hunts to keep engine running but sometimes stalls. Fuel mixture is rich both cold and warm and pegs o2 sensor. Coolant temp sensor tests good. Changed MAP senso...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1FDKF38F9S
Hello fellow techs, This is our company plow/utility truck. It is a cab& chassis ( not pick-up). It gets horible fuel milage (used to get 15-16, down around 10 now)and has a noticable loss of power. I can hear the turbo spool up though not as loud as my part... Trouble codes: P0603
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
help! this truck is driving me nuts. the worst part is that it is mine! it began losing power gradually a few weeks ago. now it will not go over 35 mph. at hard acceleration it feels like it is pulling a loaded trailer. it has a slight ping, pulling the octane...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU35P5T
This explorer will switch to all modes but will not blow cool air out the heater even if the knob is adjusted to cold. The knob is not stripped out. The heater control valve never gets vacuum to it. I am getting vacuum to the black hose going to the control un...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX27L4V
hi group: this truck came in for engine light on and rough running, found codes p0171 and p0174 ( system lean on both banks ) checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure ok. scanner showed poor reaction time from left oxygen sensor and they were both very rusty, w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L PATS system VIN: 1FTZF1728X
This is the first time I have work on this type of theft deteriant system. I have a code B1600 PATS ignition key transponder signal not recignized. Mitchell 1 says to cut a new key(s) and erase old key(s)and program new key(s). I do not have that ability with ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM3U32X0X
help!!! 99 ford explorer with 4.0. bank1 and bank2 lean limit. found tsb for maf sensor contamination. changed maf sensor. car keeps coming back three days later setting mil light. i do not have smoke machine to check for vacuum leaks. to my knowledge none are... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank1 lean), P0174 (bank2 lean)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723X
vehicle showed no codes in koeo or koer, vehicle runs fine with egr valve vaccuum hose unplugged and blocked off. We replaced the egr solenoid,dpfe and checked the orifice restriction at the dpfe tubes. We cleaned the egr passages and inspected the egr valve.W... Trouble codes: P0401 (cont. memory egr insufficient flow detected), P0305 (cont memory cyl. 5 missfire detected)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX2OF5Y
thanks in adavnce for all help . truck came in to friend shop for idle problem & on decel was sugring badly. put wiring loom & valve cover gasket on pass side. cured the surg problem on decel. still have idle problem sometimes idle ok. have repalced icp, check... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp pressure lower than desired)
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F11
The problem with this 7.3 is that it starts hard when cold. The only way it will start is to plug it in the night before. Once it does start it has poor throttle response until it warms up. Glow plugs are all new and amp draw on glow plugs is good when they ar...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Master Cyl / ABS VIN: 3GKGC26U91
I can sure use some help with this brake problem. With the engine and key off the brake pedal will go all the way to the floor (bottom-out). Key on engine off the brake pedal does the same when pressed, it will go all the way to the floor. Turn the engine on a...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AXY
I first had codes p0304 and p1320 with a misfire. I installed coil 4 and all plugs. Misfire is now gone and p0304 is gone also. I still have p1320. I found a tsb to replace all the coils. The vehicle runs great! Is there a nother way around it? Thanks for the ... Trouble codes: P1320
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CKS8W8Y
Vehicle came in with "Reduced Power" light and Check engine light on. Customer stated the vehicle wouldn't hardly go over 30 mph. Pulled codes and decided to install a TP sensor. Run fine for a day and she came back with same problem. I told her I wasn't sure,... Trouble codes: P1125 (electronic throttle control limit performance), P1295 (etc power management), P1523 (throttle actuator control return performance), P1515 (commandvsactual tp correlation tac module)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
This car came in with the complaint that the output from the left and right vents, which are controlled separately, was hot (left side) and cooler (right side). When out on a test drive, the system initially put out refrigerated air from both sides with the te...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4FY49S5W
new customer has brough in his jeep wrangler with a cold running surge and buck only when warming up. when the vehicle came in i test drove it with no problems found. i looked at the spark plugs and jeep was due for a tune up. so we did it, the customer only c...
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Power Steering Pump , Press. Hose, VIN: 1LNLM82F6L
I have a Lincoln Town Car with a melted P/S resevoir and dipstick. This is the third time this has occurred. The first time we replaced the pump, flushed the fluid and it immediately blew the pressure line apart. So...we replaced the pump, steering gear, pre...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12AXR
Tach. not reading properly and runs poorly. Tried aftermarket coil pack and installed new ECU. At one point tach. worked properly and no MIL but back to same problem. If rear coil pack is un-plugged there is no difference in way vehicle runs. Un-plug front coi... Trouble codes: 224 (coil pack failure)
1995 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Belt VIN: 1YVGE31C5S
I am having a problem with the Alt. belt. It keeps shreading and fallen off or braking. When the car first came in it had been setting for about a year and a half. Customer requested service of all systems ( see related history). Upon orignal inspection found ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing cover VIN: WDBHA28E3V
I am trying to replace the head gasket for oil leakage on this Mercedes, and it is the first Mercedes head job I have ever done. How do you remove the upper timing cover? Specifically, what do you do with the threaded pin under the plug? I have the cover all l...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MELM6536T
Posting this for a fellow shop mate. Has a nig hesitation/flat spot on acceleration. Most noticable when cold. Drives fine on highway once it is warm however once you come to a stop the hesitation is still present although not as bad when cold. No codes in s...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L No Start, starts sometimes VIN: JA3XC47S9N
Car has intermitent no start. Has no spark right out of coil. ECM has been replaced with another and symptoms remain the same. Ref voltages are good, grounds are good. Modis will sometimes not communicate with vehicle, and sometimes communication between modis...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L plugs VIN: JA3AM64J4R
car was towed in for squealing noise then died. check car out found seized water pump,and broken timming belt.replaced timming belt ran compression test 0 compression. removed cylinder heads had valve job done. reinstalled cylinder heads. tried to start car wo...
1997 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BB42D1V
hello, This 200 sx came to me for a check engine light(po304) & misfire under load. I was unable to get a dedicated mis on cyl. #4 ,seemed to be affecting all cyls.At this time I replaced (cap/rotor/wires/plugs). WOW same problem.Actually was the EGR valve ope... Trouble codes: P0304
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
seems to get to much fuel,when trying tostart,if i pull injecter fuse it will run until out of fuel,put fuse back in it will run until it floods?we are a body shop and limited testing had rear damage not hit very hard any help appreatated
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2106X
Hello all. This car came in for a no start. Had no fuel pressure so after checking the power and ground at the tank I replaced the pump. I tried to start the car and it still was a no start issue. After some more digging I found no injecter pluse. I have tried...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3NT54U0K
The customer's complaint is stalling when cold, starts right back up again. Usually before the end of the driveway. While testing, I thought it would be a good idea to scope the (EI system) coil primary current. Build time is about right @ 3.1ms, current limit...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L steering pump VIN: 1G3ML52E4X
We have a 1999 Olds Alereo. It came in with a loud PS pump noise, like running with no fluid. we replaced the pump with a new one but we still have the noise, It may be a little quieter but still there. We had flushed the system and bled the air out. There are...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L 4th gear VIN: 1GMDX03E71
Hi guys, rebuilt trans for no 3rd or 4th gear found 3rd clutch worn smooth. Replaced all seals,frictions, and steels and 1-2 & 3-4 shift solenoids - 1-2 ohmed out at 125 ohms and 3-4 just because I did not want to go back into this trans.Also when I try to tes...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L starting VIN: 1G2NW12E71
Car cranks but no start and the Security light flashes car has no codes when scanned at times car will die while driving and the security light will flash and no start until light quits flashing
2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G8AL52F83
vehicle came in for a surging problem and idle quality. when ever you start the vehcile it idles rough and apperers to have a misfire. we checked for vacuum leaks, none found, check the map sensor and iat sensor and both are good. we are stumped and can't figu...
1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L shift solenoid B VIN: JS3LB11S3T
Vehicle came in with a shifting problem and MIL on. Test drove and confirmed symptoms. Determined from test drive that the transmission was only going into 2nd and 3rd gears. The DTC was code P0756. When test driving in "D" the vehicle starts off in 2nd, shift...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3RN37W5P
This truck is hesitating and low on power intermittently after it heats up. It feels like it's lean on fuel. Stepping hard all the way to the floor past a certain point (full throttle) seems to help. When it acts up it idles rough. Spraying propane into the in...
1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VD20A7R
This vehicle towed in, no spark, no start. performed diagnostic routine from Shopkey, bottom line is no IGf from ignitor back to ecm, tests keep saying replace ignitor. Distributor pickup,ie ckp checks ok, coil resistences ok, bat+ on pin 3 at ignitor ok, IGt ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG8K2W0
after seeing the code about temp and checking the temp. range i blocked the front of the raidiator and cleared the code and drove for 25 miles the temp range was about 210 and the light never came on so i decieded that it needed a thermostate. after i change i... Trouble codes: P0125 (insufficient coolant temp. for closed loop fuel control), P1130, P1135, P0401
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery
batt goes dead,no draw, charging appears normal at 105 amps new batt, no change,second charge test was 45 amps, replaced alt. and belt, tests good, batt dead after 1 day... any thoughts? many thanks, Doug
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSDZ9M11
gentlemen we have a jetta that came in with an engine lite on and a noise in the motor i pulled a code of 16396 p0012 we have searched and can't find it anywhere could somebody tell us what this code is i don't know if this has anything to with the noise but i... Trouble codes: 16396 (literatur)
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G4NA5888J
intermittant no power to injectors and i assume fuel pump.

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5343Y
found the air pump relay behind the glove box seemed to be ok. could not get the air pump to self test so rather than waste anymore time on it i sent him to the BMW dealership he is a good customer and i did not want to steer him wrong. some said i really need... Trouble codes: 1423 (Secondary air system bank 1), 1421 (Secondary air system bank 2).
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
found fuel system running lean, replaced oxygen sensors and no more problems, thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1599.
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L no shut off VIN: 1G1AY0784E
Among the other 4 or 5 problems with this car, the fuel pump relay can also get power from the oil pressure switch circuit. This car was running on power from the oil pressure circuit, and it had a bad sending unit. Once the switch was replaced, and the circui...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13WS2
Thank you for your time all of you i have to close: my time is expire.By replacing fuel pump & another pcm still no injector pulse.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W2V
Thanks to all of you who gave advice. I did get lost in a forest with the loss of data on my scanner while cranking the Blazer, that apears to be normal. Fixing cars is a skill that needs to be practiced everyday or it will atrify. I found that I was jumping... Trouble codes: P0338 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit high frequency).
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L overflow resevior VIN: 1G1ND52J6X
Hello guys, Sorry the close took so long. The student was in no hurry to spend the money for the enivitable...the head gasket was indeed leaking just like the facts and 9 out of 10 of your replies pointed to. You all nailed it right on the head. Thanks to ...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L pass key VIN: 1GNDX03E5X
The vehicle partially fixed itself. The pass key light was ready to be taken to a dealer to have checked by the customer. When I went to pick her up, the light was off and never turned back on. I was informed that if this was a PKIII set up, it would need to b...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L high idle VIN: 1GNDX03E5Y
after reading possible causes I looked at tps and there I found the problem, replaced tps and problem was solved thanks iATN
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L trans VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
FOUND IT. In my rush to pull it apart and find a roller clutch failure, I over looked the band where the holding lug goes in. It sheared the round hole on the band the lug goes in. The band was draging on the drum causing the binding I was feeling, and the loo...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1950Y
Thanks for all the help, vehicle has bad fcs sensor, vehicle from used car lot and is going to be sold as is - Trouble codes: P0178 (No info), P0179, P0141.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCEC14WYE
thanks everyone for all your help.I ended up pulling the right side head off the truck and found that the tech that did the job origanally,dropped one of the dist. cap bolts down into the intake passage.he apparently didn't notice the screw missing since he re...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Keyless entry VIN: 3G1JC5246Y
Thanks for the input on this one. I tried disconecting the BCM for a while and pluged it back in and still had the same problem. I hooked up my lab scope to see the signals coming out of the BCM. I had no signal when I pressed the lock button but the signal wh...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L blower fan
Hello Fellow Techs, no joy on this one yet-vehicle comes in every two days like clockwork. Service manager told them to take it to the local electrical shop and see if they have any ideas. We checked it every time it came in and found no problems when in shop-...
2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY12S53
Thanks for all who replied...I found the fault about 2 hours after this post..turns out the passenger side power door module failed causing a communication problem with all modules(no comm) and subsequently all the problems listed. I ordered a new one from the...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L switch lights VIN: 2B4GP45ROY
hello all good tech, thank you very much to all, too many to name everyone.Yes it was the HVAC calibration.Majority of you give play by play detail on how to calibrate.Also it is on Mitchill under HVAC in vehicle calibration. again thanks, Rick
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Lights for instrument panel not coming on when hea VIN: 2B4GP74L31
Thanks for all the replies, they were all helpful in helping me to come to this fix. Special thanks to Chad [...], all whose reponses helped directly in fixing this vehicle. After changing the headlamp dimmer /swit...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y9S
Thanks guys for the help. The tsb fixed it. I had the pcm reprogramed and that was it. Trouble codes: P0412, P1294.
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L engine light VIN: 1FTHX2594L
On the 1990 Ford with the check engine light on. We have not been able to fix it. We have new mass air flow on. Have check the wiring and voltage to oxygen sensor. We have good fuel pressure. Still the check engine light comes on.Thanks for your help. Shaun Trouble codes: 41 (lean EGO not bank one).
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMDA5148S
Sorry for the wait I wanted to make SURE it was fixed. I wound up replacing the thermostat again with a motorcraft unit. The stants had no air bleed hole on them and the motorcraft did have one. I think it was an air problem and it just wouldn't bleed properly...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L int. lights VIN: 1FALP52V0T
hello everyone,thanks for the help.sorry it took so long to close,but the dealer just contacted me today,and the gem was the would seem my 8,000.00 modis could have confirmed that for me but it didnt.thanks again for the information.
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: 1FTRX2766W
Hello All, Thank you to all who took time to read and respond to my request for help. The group feeling seems to be that these motors have vacuum leaks and junk hoses. In this case these were not the root cause of the problem. A little background first; The ow... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 Lean).
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L7Y
replacing ramp up coil/and clutchs and reflashing gem module fixed the tod tranfer case thanks for your help
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L drive shaft VIN: 1FMCU70E21
Well Im am calling this fixed accordng to the local Ford dealer. The looked at the vehicle I said it had a bad driveshaft from transfer case to front diff. Afterb I replaced it twice with a reman I let the dealer install brand new Ford driveshaft. I got the ve...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13R0X
Hi there, I fired up the vehicle and it ran fine when cold. When it warmed up there was a missfire high up. I then changed the Crank Angle Sensor as when the oil pan was removed by the previous workshop to gain access to the oil pump I suspected they may hav... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit).
1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L 5th GEAR VIN: JKCP01PZMT
Hello there and thanks for the help. This one was an easy fix. I recieved a few replies and one was right on target. you can infact split the case easily in the vehicle and access 5th gear. I guess this is not uncommon on this trans. We put in the gear, its ...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W4X
hello friends, i believe the fuel cap was left loose at one time recently. the code is not specific to a sub-system of the evaporative system. we were able to see purge and vent solenoids, tank pressure and vacuum. i had first checked purge system operation an... Trouble codes: P0440.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1J4GZ58S7R
This one is finally fixed! We finally found the trans. datalink connector in the center console and were able to communicate with the TCM. There were no codes or other indicators of a problem. We never were able to duplicate the symptoms, even driving with the...
1995 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1EC43B3V
What a weird problem! Since I started working with this car it was interesting to me problem starts just after accelerating COLD. Idling after a cold start or in any speed when hot, no problem. Problem was OIL PRESSURE related. The oil pump pressure reli...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L confirmation leds VIN: WDBHA22W5S
Despite the door handle lights are not operating well, remote control and door locks work. No fix for the outside lamps blinking togheter.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Drive train VIN: 4J6AB54EXX
Found that the noise was a combination of the carrier bearing and the transfer case. Updated the transfer case to a 2000 with different ratios and replaced the carrier bearing.
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Reverse VIN: JA3BP57PY0
This is a straight forward answer. I want to thank all of the guys that responded. The solenoids are controled as follows: 1st 'A' on - 'B' on...2nd 'A' off - 'B' on... 3rd 'A' off - 'B' off... 4th 'A' on - 'B' off... Reverse 'A' off - 'B' on... P/N 'A' off ...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
I am sorry to have kept this request open so long. I remained optamistic that this client would alow me to continue my diagnosis and fix this one, I even offered to do it at no risk to him...still no luck! Thanks to all who replied! I confirmed that the timing... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR function), 34 (knock sensor).
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L spun 4 rod bearings VIN: 1N6ED27YXY
Well guys,here is a bit of advice. If a customer comes into your shop with a Wynn's warranty,I would politely ask them to take it somewhere else to be repaired. We sent every piece of the engine out to be checked by the best machine shop in town. They were una...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L Idle VIN: 1G3AJ84N4N
Thanks guys for all the replies. Gerry [...] were right on the money. Because I got the air filter boot off hot air pushes through the MAF , that makes it to go crazy. After I put back the boot from the throtlle body take it for a test drive...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L engine VIN: 1G3NK52T1Y
Thank you all for your help on the Alero. The problem was a cracked flexplate at the mounting bolts as one of you stated. We had to pull the transmission and replace the flexplate. It took care of the problem. Thanks again for all your input.
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP44RTO
Thanks to all that answered. We checked the 8V and 5V reference terminals on the PCM and they read normal. All other inputs were there so we purchased another MOPAR factory rebuilt unit and the van started up and runs fine. Just my luck to get a bum part. Agai...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, kick-back/detonation VIN: 1G2NE55D9S
Well Guy's,thanks for All the help, it turned out to be the large plastic coil-holder: thats where the spark gets distributed to the proper plug{s},well evidently the spark was going to the path of least resistance trying to fire some cyl's real early in the c... Trouble codes: N/A.
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L cooling VIN: 3G2JB124VS
As far as i know this is fixed, after replacing thermostate 4 times and back flush heater core and radiator. I'm am going to the lay the blame on crappy thermostate. 3 NAPA thermostate and one dealer. I cannot be 100% sure because we flush it at the same time....
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DDS5N3X
thanks for the help guys. I failed to mention one thing that the customer stated: that it seemed to do it more frequently after refueling. I did think about evap as a possibility, but dismissed it as I had not encountered this before. but with th number of res...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54FX2
An injector fixed this car. I learned a lot about how little I knew. This system doesn't use the missfire detection that I'm familiar with. To go into details here about how it works would make a long post. Many thanks to Rusty [...] for his input and for r... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
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