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1991 Acura Legend L 3.2L speedo VIN: JH4KA7667M
Customer has no history of car. But they claim that after head gasket repair speedo quits. I have found that after 1 mile speedo would read incorrect and even bounce around,I also found it to be feeding back and getting worse as other items were operated such ...
1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L crank bolt VIN: JH4CC2668P
Typical tight crank bolt except WORSE. We borrowed the holding tool and had heated the bolt to cherry red. Then it would still not loosen with a 4 foot snipe!!! After trying heat a couple times, the pulley broke. Then we removed the rad and moved the condenser...
1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5L No Start
There is 12V going to the combi relay, no voltage out. No voltage at air flow meter with key on. No wiring diagrams available for car through many sources. Suspect bad ECU, but would rather know cause of no run before buying used only available ECU. Bosch does...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Steering Wheel VIN: WBAGF6326S
Searched the archives and checked with a dealership, didn't find much help. There is a noticeable increase in steering effort about every 180 degrees. Not extreme, but noticeable. Builds up quickly, levels off, then drops quickly. No noise or vibration occurs ...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L coolant warning VIN: WBAGF8320V
Hello, I hope one of you has run across this problem. The check coolant level comes on randomly on the check display in the instrument cluster of this BMW. I have seen many bad level senders, so this one has been replaced, no change in operation. The coolant ...
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L hard starting VIN: 1G4CW5133H
I'll try to make it short, but give as much info as possible. On about 80% of the start-ups the engine will act like the timing is way advanced, with a backfire in the intake. Another tech bought the car with this problem an has replaced the items listed in th...
1993 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WF54L4P
Vehicle came in on hook -- motor siezed due to oil starvation-customer lost oil due to hole in oil pan due to excessive road sign rage. After installation of 57000 mile replacement engine (I have used this boneyard many times and do trust them) the engine idl...
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Battery draw VIN: 1G4HR54K71
Hello group---I am almost ashamed to post this question, but out of frustration and lack of other options here goes. I have this Buick that I have already diagnosed thru testing, research of an applicable TSB and also found great help from the "fix database" h...
2001 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L stability system VIN: 1G4CU54131
gm techs, this vehicle was brought in just after a large snow storm the service stability system light comes on after the car is driven for 4-5 miles. on first inspection the bracket that holds the level sensor was a bent a bit upward. we straightend it out a...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Transmission VIN: 1G6KD52BSU
Hey fellow tech, this one is eating my lunch! I've looked at every posibility I think...But can't seem to get this one done. Mil lamp is on with codes 15 & 21, I replaced TPS but I still getting 5 volts ref on the scanner. Does the Throttle POS & CTS share a c... Trouble codes: 21 (Throttle Pos Sensor CKT High), 15 (Coolant Temp Sensor CKT High)
1965 Chevrolet corvette 327CID washer pump VIN: 194375S120
I ordered a rebuild kit for the windshield washer pump, complete with the plunger. Does anyone know the proper procedure for removing plunger. I can't see a way to safely remove the nylon wheel with the teeth on it. It appears to be necessary to remove. Thanks...
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 Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDM19W7S
I have tested all that i know that i can. It just seems to stall out and die when it get warm. If any of you can help that would be great.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
Hello All, This Blazer wont start, has spark and good fuel pressure. It has no fuel injector pulse. Replace VCM with used part started right up for about 1 minute then died...seemed like it was running rich. Retested found no injector pulse again. Started pull...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L keyless entry VIN: 2G1WW12E81
This car driving me nuts,replaced bcm because of problem with interior lites,now the problem is with keyless entry,fobs wont work,tried programing with tech 2 and allldata gives me another method witch i also tried,still wont work,i beleive i programed bcm per...
1987 Dodge Aries LE 2.2L vibration VIN: 1B3BD36D6H
We replaced the three mounts, engine and transmission and ended up with a bad vibration at idle and in reverse. Once moving and driving at a steady speed the vibration seems to go away. We have removed one mount at a time and ran the car on the lift, but the v...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
need some help. this car came in with an extended crank time and no acceleration over 2600 rpm. found code for bad cam sensor. after checking out the car we found that the cam sensor 8volt feed was shorted to the five volt signal, causing the computer to not s... Trouble codes: 320 (cam sensor)
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L All guages VIN: 1B4HS28Z9Y
Sold this car last week to a good customer and vehicle was fine for the first few days. Now i have it back with a code P1687 "No bus communication". The guages stop working and the mileage gets replaced with a "no bus" message also. All the warning lamps are o...
1987 Ford Taurus L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP50D7H
My data on this Taurus says the fuel pressure should be between 13-16 psi. I have 22-25 on this car KOER and 14psi after shut off! I've removed the injector and the regulator to check passages for blockage, replaced regulator, and have confirmed no resrictions...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y5N
This came in as a cranks no start. Customer said he put a fuel pump in it himself and that it ran 30 minutes and died. We checked for fuel pressure and found 5psi first KOEO 15psi second KOEO and by fourth try was up to 35psi. repeated this cycle twice with th...
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
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5142S
When the vehicle is in drive the Amber abs light & Red brake light comes on intermittently. Check brake fluid level and topped off. Rear 3rd brake light had 1 buld out, replaced it. Condition still exists. Scan the vehicle and found code C1226 = Brake warning ...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L ignition cylinder VIN: 1FALP65345
customers complaint is that it is very hard and sometimes impossible to remove the ignition key.. we thought it was as simple as replacing cylinder and keys...NOT!we forgot, nothing is that simple. have searched e-mails nothing simalar that i could find... my...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26H5S
When vehicle is driven uphill or under a load for awhile it will set a check engine light with the above codes stored. manually check vacuum from egr to solenoid, power to solenoid. When koer test is performed the solenoid will allow vacuum through to egr. Whe... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input to processor), 332 (egr not opening), 628 (excessive tcc slipage), 657 (transmission over temperature)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L differentral VIN: 1FTDX17W7V
HI; This truck came into the shop first rourtine OLF, all fluids were checked OK. Noise was said to be getting gradually worse. After testdrive no appearart temp differances were noticed at bearing housings. also no noise was heard will on rack.
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU74W02
customer complained of vehicle was slow to go in gear and turning transmission light on. checked and found trouble code po732. dropped pan and checked fluid. found nothing in pan however fluid was somewhat burned. found tsb #02-13-8 for trouble code po732 requ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Headlights VIN: 1FTRF18L73
Each time the headlights are turned on, they won't turn off until I remove the battery cable. I replcaced the switch, but no change. After the lights are turned on, I can unplug the switch, and they still stay on. Turn the engine off and they still stay on. T...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5650R
replaced dist now have spark but vey week orange spark my question is will the pgmfi relay cause weak spark
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1646X
Thank you for your time. I am having a problem getting the check engine light to stay off. See history. What I am needing to know is where exactly is this thing carboning up and do I have to pull the intake to clean it properly? Or is there something I am miss... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
hi all Honda Tech: I am posting this for another shop. Car had been to three different Dealer. and two other shop. can't seem to fix the problem. dealer and other shop replace a lot of parts. but problem remain. cold start is perfect never had a problem. it al... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0303, P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire)
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L valvetrain? VIN: JACDJ58X7X
This one came to our shop with a "ticking" type sound coming from around the pass. side v.cover area. I removed the v.cover and checked clearances on all the valves(were all in spec.) Found a freeze plug leaking coolant into this area, specifically into rear e...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JALTY12345
This rodeo is accused of rear wheel lock-up ocurring twice in one day while just driving down the road without using the brakes. The first time the customer states it just felt as if something just started to hold the rodeo back and then it just went into a re...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L intemiitent wiper VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Wipers work on high and low speed. Intermittent jumps about two or three inches at a time and won't park in any position when shut off.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L amp gauge oil gauge VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6R
This vehicle came in with complaint of oil pressure dropping and slight engine rattle. Customer requested that I replace oil pump with high volume aftermarket pump. I Replaced pump and started engine. It held 65 psi for about 20 minutes then dropped to 20 for ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4GZ78Y55
Hi all, I've got a 95 Cherokee that failed CO emmissions at 2500 rpm. All readings are good at idle, but CO goes high and vehicle runs rich in park/neutral above 2000 rpm. Scan tool data shows when engine reved above 2000 rpm the 02 sensor voltage goes rich an...
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1344R
I was a bit careless in checking resistence of the ride height sensors and seem to have disabled the system. The actual problem was no signal from speed sensor, which has now been repaired. Unfortunately I have no means of clearing codes and reactivating syste...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
Customer complains of air ride light coming on after road test we verified this. Used a star tester to extract codes code 54 and 55 were there. 54 is no rear ride height adjustment seen and 55 is no vehicle speed seen. We placed a load in the trunk and the veh...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L horn and cruise VIN: 1LNHM81W31
This is a long post but has all of our testing info in it. I have a Lincoln Town car that came in 3/3/05 with the horns not working and 15amp underhood fuse blown. We diagnosed a shorted horn and replaced with a set of factory horns. Customer notified us that ...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
Hi, Thanks for your time. Our customer has a problem restarting her car after she's driven somewhere on a short trip. When she goes to leave, the car cranks but won't start. Other than this, the vehicle runs great and has no indication of any other problems. ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E6S
mercedes techs - customer complained of intermittant rough idle. problem could happen at any time. may take weeks or months between problem. the check engine light never comes on when the problem occurs, bulb is ok. checked for codes & found p0300 & 0301. clea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Coolant Level Light VIN: WDB2020241
Hi everybody, i have this C230 Kompressor that has the water coolant light always on in the cluster, i replaced both winshield washer switch and water coolant switch still on, checked the wires for crack or short circuit everything is ok, anyone run into this ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBKK47FIX
Help me, car will not start intermittantly. Dash lights ok, but no noise from starter. Turn key three or four times and it will start. Now car will shut down while driving on occasion with the same symptoms. But since it came in to the shop it will not recreat...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
This vehicle is in for failing emissin test -customer has been taking to anaother shop that is throwing parts at it -initially when testing on dyno -o2 sensors are switching perfect -after about 1 minutes driving all 4 o2 sensors stay at 1 volt -fuel trim show...
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
I replaced head gasket because of oil and antifreeze leak externally. Replaced spark plugs and wires in the process. Started up, set timing and truck ran fine. The customer took home and returned a couple of hours later saying the truck was blowing smoke and r...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L engine vacum VIN: JN3MS36A1N
my tech remove the cyl. head because of overheating, we had the head serviced and replaced it with new head bolts. the one thing he didnt do was mark the timing chain for removel. the car does run ok but it lacks power, and the engine vacum at idle is 14-15 "...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NGDD21Y0W
truck came back about a week later and cust said after we did the efi service the idle will go up then back down comming to a stop. our efi service includes throttle body cleaning intake cleaning and cleaner in the tank. test drove truck and when coming to a s...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L Surge VIN: 1G3WH12X3T
The car under hard accelration is going into the rev limiter mode when you hit 3800 rpms when driving just how it normally does in park. When looking at data with the tech 2 it shows the car to be in drive mode on scanner and vss is correct. When you look at i...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L High idle speed. VIN: 1G3GR62C0V
This vehicle does not appear to have any vacuum leaks. Scan data suggests the pcm has run IAC to stop. RPM can be raised and lowered with scanner but will not drop below 1050. If vehicle is put in gear the rpm will drop to around 850. With iac removed and vacu... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed high.)
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L oil warning VIN: 2P4GP4435W
This is a vehicle I havn't checked out yet, customer has stopped in to tell me that occasionally the oil warning lamp will glow dimmly & warning chime comes on intermittantly at idle. He installed a new sender & checked oil pressure ; 22 psi @ idle. I suggeste...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L abs VIN: 1GMDX06E0V
We have checked all sensors and they ohm ok. cannot find any wiring problems this one has been a comeback nightmare. We have even changed pads & rotors, cleaned and adjusted rear brakes need help.
1988 Saab 900 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: YS3AK36D6J
Owner took SAAB to the car wash a week ago for an engine cleaning, says he was very careful not to get the ignition system or top of the valve cover wet. On the way home (15 minute drive) the car lost power. Not a sharp ignition miss feel, more of a "bog". Was...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG5287Y
Hi folks, Have one that got me confused. his saturn has a code P0442, comes in about a month after clearing. Has been cleared three times. this time customer guarantees he did not leave gas cap loose. So we went further with diagnosis. Smoke test evap system. ... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak)
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RNO1P5L
Hello to all, this truck was towed-in for a no start. It was determined there was no injector drive on the ECM's part; it also had a short in the alternator +B circuit which was localized to the HVAC/relay box #3. This led us to the fact that all of the exteri...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13G5R
Hey Toyota guys, we have a 1994 toyota truck v-6 running rough, missfiring all cylinders,have checked fuel pressure good,O2 reading lean and plugs showing lean, cylinder leakdown test shows nothing, and no head gasket leaks can be found, seems to improve sligh... Trouble codes: 25 (lean)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K52
This Camry has a reoccuring code P1349. Followed TSB which directed us to replace VVTi actuator. After replacement code still comes back. The problem apears to be intermittent as when I manually activate the valve, the engine will stumble. Anyone seen this pro... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Malfunction Bank 1)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L leak VIN: 9BWGC21J8Y
When this fuel tank is full gas appears to seep from the top of the tank and run down. This is not enough to drip gas but does create a strong odor of raw gas that stays for a number of days. we can see the residue on the plastic tank in several areas. We remo...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. I am a dodge guy so I am not all that familuar with vw. Here is my problam 2000 vw with a code p1136. my scanner tells me when looking at freeze frame data, this code was set when the engine was NOT run...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWSP29M92
This problem seems to have developed after replacing timing belt and cylinder head.It just doesn't have the power these TDI's usually have.We cleaned the intake,double checked cam timing and pump timing.Exhaust pressure is less than 1 psi.The MAF goes over 1oo...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Handling VIN: YV1LZ5645W
I noticed the first time I drove this vehicle (which was after it was serviced)that within a quarter mile of driving, I could tell something felt odd about its handling. It wasn't anything I could attribute it to.I am very familiar with these cars so when some...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: XVILZ56D8X
i have this v70 xe with a no spark condition, i do have injector pulse i wold like to know the location of the crank angle sensor, with out needless teardown, also would a bad imobilizer cause just a no spark condition and not disable injector pulse.

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D0Y
Thanks for all the input. swapped out the cts and problem solved. Dan Trouble codes: P1296 (do not known).
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD5315N
was told to check temperature sensor tested sensor. did not show bad. replaced anyway. did not fix. will probably send car to dealer
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
well i got several replies saying a convertor would most likely fix it,But there are other internal causes that it's best to o-haul it. this is a friends car an he is going to drive it for now. special thanks to Jason [...] Leeuw for sending me a bulletin #04-07-...
1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G1AW51W4K
We decided to go on advice from replies here. The fuel injectors had low resistance on the #2,4,6 bank. While testing the engine began to misfire on cylinder #4 but spark was good. Rechecked resistance at the fuel injector banks and the injectors were at 2.6 o...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Starting VIN: 2G1FP22P1R
Thanks for all the help, what finally fixed this one. It was another new theft deterant module. We did try all the tips we got like leaving key on for an hour, hooking up battery charger with key on etc... to try to reprogram the module but nothing worked so m...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL54T5P
Thanks for all the replies. The customer wanted the car back and wasn't ready to spend additional money for further repair. While we had the car the injectors were ohmed, throttle plate and bore were cleaned and a relaern was performed but still no better.
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GBEL19WXS
thanks for all the help, we replaced the abs unit. when the piston on the caliper was pushed in the bleeder wasnt opened causing dirt to get pushed back in to the abs unit. we tried and tried to flush it out but in the end the only way to fix it was to replace...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Rear heater core VIN: 3GNEC16R8V
First let me say sorry for taking so long to post this repair. I was able to burp the rear core by removing the rear heater return hose from the heat control valve located under the air filter. Then clamping the supply hose to the front heater core also clam...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L electric window VIN: 1GCHG39R41
first i would like to thank everyone for responding to my post. You guys are GREAT!, i guess i was reading in to it too closely and not taking a step back and looking at the big picture. Yes it had power from the passeger switch and power from the master switc...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start
Thanks for your replies, about half of the replies said that the cam sensor in the dist was bad. it kind of baffled me because I had a pattern on it but it didn,t look strong. Any way I replaced the distributor ( a rebuilt from carquest) and the car is running...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7HC13Z71
hi group thanks for the great responses heres what we found, the tv valve was sticking inside the trans pulled apart and cleaned, reflushed cooler and lines did not find anything in them, readjusted tv cable have test drove vehicle 50 miles no problems, just g...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HF13Y5X
well had the beast out today for a drive after replacing the lower intake pan gasket and it works pretty damm good so i'm calling this one fixed. the tell tale on this one was the pooling of oil at the bottom of the intake which is pulled thru the failed gaske...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Stall VIN: 1B4HS28M31
thank you all who offered help and sugestions Tom [...] hit it on the head we pulled the tran pan and found the filter to pump seal sucking air. I also looked at the stall condition with fuel pressure guage but all was well and the air in the fuel was from m...
1990 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L alternator VIN: 4E3CT64U1L
I did make some improvments but it still drains the battery after idling for around 30 mins. with the headlights and accessories on. I did notice that the draw was the worst when the rear defrost was on. it would continue to charge at 13 volts with headlights ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L All shifts/no power
well no one got the answer to this one it ended up the positive battery terminal was bad customer had been battling this for quite sometime terminal would not clamp the leads tight enough just simply rotted out.
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX27L4V
hi group: thanks to all who replied, in summary most replies suggested, cleaning the maf sensor and disconnecting the battery and touching both terminals together to erase kram. also some suggested to check pcv grommet @ intake side in my case this was ok. als... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L PATS system VIN: 1FTZF1728X
I recived alot of e-mails, to many to respond to. Tried new spare key from customer. Did not change, engine would still not turn over. Alot of people said to try the transponder reciver around the lock cylinder. Did that no change. Only a $40.00 guest so not t...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723X
Thanks guys for all the helpful replies. We removed the upper plenum and found the egr passages plugged, except for cyl.5. We cleaned the passages and the vehicle ran great and dpfe readings came up to where they should be. Thanks again. JimM Trouble codes: P0401 (cont. memory egr insufficient flow detected), P0305 (cont memory cyl. 5 missfire detected).
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil system VIN: 1FDXE45F4Y
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L power steering VIN: 1FDWW37F91
thank's to every one for the help , i gess that how they are,i have to let go in the same conditions, i check 4 truck's and all the have the same condition. once again thank's to all . ROBERTO
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L pass air bag VIN: 1FTSW31P33
due to both module and air bag had been updated parts sent to ford for reproggaming sorry about delay ford took awhile to get it right aparently they needed manufacture help too
1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GKFK16K7P
Well sure enough it was a weak pulse signal due to a weak magnet on the dist shaft. After two ReBuilt units with the EXCAT same symptoms i kept looking else where (hind sight - that was a big mistake). I ordered a GM dist shaft which the magnet was much larger...
2001 GMC Safari SL 4.3L master VIN: 1GKDM19X32
Thanks to those that replied. I sent the car to the dealer, and they also thought it was a master. Wrong! They replaced various components, including the hydro-boost and the proportioning valve. No results. they finally fixed it by replacing something called t...
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L abs module VIN: JHMRA1876S
Well, I did bleed abs system by jumping contacts and running pump, but did not help. Used car dealer took it to Honda dealer and have not heard of repairs yet. Will post more when I know what they did. Thanks to all who replied.
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Running Lights VIN: 1HHGCD5533
thanks to all that gave me great ideas one of them was to remove the instrument cluster so i did and found a wire touching ground, car is now fix and customer is happy this was a great experience thanks to all
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L abs light VIN: JHLRD1859Y
Vehicle came back with ABS on. Told customer not to turn off ignition when light comes on because it is intermittent.I tested power to failsafe relay from ignition switch and fuse. No power. I replaced the igninition switch and I havnt heard from her since. Th...
1988 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1JCHL7711J
Hi group, Sorry for this late reply. Thanks a lot for all your replies, I have checked all this possible causes that you`ve mentionned, for e.g the ballast resistor, it was working properly. The other thing that I have noticed is the `auto shutdown` feed wir...
1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L 1st-reverse shift VIN: IJ4FY49S7P
The problem with this car was a seizing pilot bushing. It was putting pressure on the input shaft just enough to not allow shifting. I put a roller pilot bearing along with a new clutch kit and hydraulics. The car is perfect and I appreciate all the input.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1J4GW4853Y
the fix for this jeep was to replace the key cyl with the new one we also cleaned the battery terminals and the grounds the problem has not returned
2000 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L ign. sys. fuel pump no spark VIN: 4F4YR16UX1
thanks for all the help . i took truck to the ford dealer . i explained what was going on . they are also very helpful . they hooked it up and found that the p. c. m. was bad . dont no why that happened . it didnt run when it come in . eng. was looked up . hav...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBFA67E3S
Thanks to all who replied. The consensus from almost everyone was secondary ignition. Before posting, the caps/ rotors/ plugs and wires were changed. It was, in fact an ignition problem. after a second set of Bosch caps and rotors, the misfire was still there....
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing cover VIN: WDBHA28E3V
I received 9 replies. The following is from one reply.'There is a special tool to remove the pin. You can probably get away with a threaded bolt. Screw the bolt into the pin going through a series of washers.On the bolt leave a nut that you can thread down. As...
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3CS44RXL
Thanks to all who answered. I removed the ecm and took the cover off. Sure enough, in the center of the board it was fried. Thank you also for the info on where to get it replaced/repaired. ECM to go took care of us. Thanks again. Trouble codes: 12 (Mass air flow sensor).
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CF34B6R
thanks for the help on this one. beleive it or not we over look the rotor as some suggested. car is gone an customer is happy. thanks again for the help.
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DLG1D31
most of the replies i got where intake manifold vacuum leaks my fault i forgot to mention i filled the manifold with smoke no leaks the altima is from a used car dealer they had some spare time so they took the car back because i was out of the shop with the f...
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Door Locks VIN: 1GHDX03ETW
Found that the splice 311 was the problem. Thanks to all you that help.
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K7S
the fix was a new ecm. in install the computer 2 weeks ago and havent seen the car sense. Trouble codes: P0341.
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GMDX03EXY
Thank you SOO much for all of you who cared enough to reply!! You all sparked thoughts which lead to further ideas and testing! I had 16 responses, so writing you all individually is not possible, but I do appreciate every one of you! It is also not possible... Trouble codes: P0440, P0300, P1446, P????, B1009, B2734.
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W3L
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix, but the vehicle has not been back since my post. It came back today for an oil leak, and he tells me it's been running good since the last time I had it. Even though I did nothing to fix it. Of the 7 replies I had, I had a... Trouble codes: 14.
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN01P5M
Sorry for the slow response, this truck was not a real priority. Thanks for the 10 replies. Ron from California and Leonard from Arkansas were right on the money. Using a 10 mega ohm DVOM I connected the (+) lead to the O2 signal wire and the (-)lead to B+. Th...
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