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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18641
01 mdx customer complains vehicle is dragging and poor gas mileage. Took on a test drive and shifts out well, but when you let off the gas car will not coast, it slows down even when i went down a overpass off the gas it still loses speed at a good rate, feels...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28289
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D9X
i have this 1999 audi a4 came for poor idle custumer stated no check eng light on as soon i went to pull it in light came on got code p0301 check coil fnd no secondary output switched with another erased codes still cyl1 missfire check power to primary fnd 12.... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 missfire)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L strut rear VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Dear BMW friends, this high milage E38 has EDC with a leaking shock, a shock is around 1200.00 CAN$, since all the lines and hydraulic actuator is baldy rusted. customer does not want to spend so much money to fix everything, but wants proper shocks. Can you ...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L hydraulics VIN: 2G4WD54L0M
I have no power brakes. This happened suddenly. abs no codes. fuse is okay
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW52KXS
This car was brought in on a hook last Thursday. The customer called and said he attempted to start it and it made a noise he likened to a cat caught in the fan belt, (I have not been able to recreate this noise)and then would crank but no start. When it arriv...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G4GD2218S
came in with a cold idle and lacks power when cold coplaint. also a hot soak rough idle that would clear out. the hot soak issue was resolved by replacing the fuel regulator with a 96 modle (TSB for this). the rough run and lacks power cold- we have confirmed ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF52YXR
Customer came in with driveability problem, code PO35 kept coming up. Could not find problem, replaced module, same problem. Acts up intermittently, warm or cold. Been to dealer to no avail. Trouble codes: P0035
1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Struts VIN: 1G6ET1295S
is there any way to bypass the suspension control,to install passive type struts on the front? and keep the message center from displaying "service suspension control"
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L p0560 VIN: WO6VR52R8V
we have a car with p0560 code volatge problem and poor idle overheating at idle only cooling fan comes on at 237 degreese car runs ok idles at 630 to 645 warm Trouble codes: P0560
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Anti-theft VIN: W06VR52RXV
Just finished installing a used replacement engine and transmission in a 97 Catera. It started once, then wouldn't restart. I performed the ECM/Immobilizer relearn with the Tech 2, then it started. Once the key is shut off, it won't restart until the relearn i...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Oil leak/burning? VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
Car is losing oil. No smoking and losing it rapidly. Good friend of the owner and in regularily to chat. Have been keeping a close eye on oil level, checking each fill-up and has been good up until now. Car worked great up until last week. Then oil light came ...
1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1G1BN69HIF
this for gm tech. chevy hesitate on acceleration some time stall. run fine after all other speed. check egr, check all spark plugs, wires are new. adjust carburator. no vacuum leak.adjust timeing.any good thought. thanks.
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L High Beam Indicator VIN: 1G1YY33P8N
When starting car or turning key on, and turning headlights on low beams, everything is fine. When switching to high beams, everything works fine. However, when I switch back to low beams the headlights change to low beams but the indicator stays on high. Indi...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24ROV
The truck will BUCK once and only once like a very quick ign. off and back on. It accures at the end of a upshift cycle after 4th and lock up and your getting out of the throttle or the load is easing up, Or after a climbing a slight grade and the load backs o...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ABS Trans
replaced engine, had cracked head. Didnt drive but three blocks to shop. replaced engine then went to testdrive on highway.speedometer is jumping. transmission upshifting and downshifting. ABS motor kicks in when braking. Had code PO238 SPEED sensor signal mal...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Transfer case/prop shaft? VIN: 1GCGK24R6W
Greetings! This vehicle was in for a routine oil change when the driver mentioned that it had started making a single loud bang or snap type of noise when he was in 4 wheel drive and would back up a few feet. We test drove it and it will make a single nasty ba...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L erratic shift & MPH VIN: 1C4GH54R6P
First noticed this problem on hwy. Cruise would no stay on. Then noticed Speedo erratic operation, at staedy hwy speeds it would sometimes momentarily show very high (185) or very low (5) only once did tranny go to limp in mode and set code for VSS signal.
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Cluster VIN: 2C3HD46J3W
I have seen several postings with these similar symptoms and the fix is quite varied. I am hoping first that some of you after posting the fix were able to narrow it down a bit and can help narrow the field for me as well. The problem is that we lose gauges an...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HC56G7X
After diving short distance engine dies and won't restart for a couple of minutes then will be fine rest of the day. Can drive 200 miles and won't act up. Losing crank signal. Replaced crank sensor with Standard then died week later and won't start at all so r...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L engine VIN: 1B7HC16Y9Y
to all of my fellow tech,s. who took the time to respond to my post about the dodge that looses oil pressure. we took the engine out to install a r/c engine. in removing the intake manifold we found the lifter galley full of sludge right to the bottom of intak...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6KF26W91
po144 02 senser bank 1 senser 3 high voltage need to find out which o2 senser is number 3 also if there is any poss bulletins on this problem called friend at dealship was told possible injecter but not to sure truck runs ok tried switiching differnt 02 connec... Trouble codes: P0144
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18N42
the ASD relay fuse, number 2 of 30 amps blows up after 30 seconds the engine is runing. Ignition coils are good, fuel injectors are good, the PCM is brand new. I removed the wiring harness and did not find any problem. Does somebody help me ?? If I fise the...
1990 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L short to ground VIN: 1FACP5845L
have a red light when doing drain probe test at the battery...checked everywhere i would normally check and no you can see i have put a few hours into this one guys...wish i could just wave the magic wand...suspecting a wiring harnes at firewall or d...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L timing cover leaking VIN: 2FMDA5144S
Timing cover leaking and Alldata says engine removal needed to get cover off engine.Does anyone out there have any experience with this?
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCA11U8T
I need a way to install cam position sensor synchro without special tool. The old one broke, and we cant find tool to do it.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP52U7V
The customer complains that the car "slams into gear and has a harsh down shift at times". I have checked the motor mounts and they move some but are not broken. The IAC control is about 55% with an idle speed of 1000rpm when it shifts hard. I have check the s...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
Hello,Got a tough one here.I have fixed many of these with this code over the years, but this one is just beating me up.This PO411 code has been a problem for me over the past several months.I have gone through the flow chart many times and have never found an... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L rotors VIN: IFAFP6533W
good day! this vehicle has problems with the front brake rotors warping every 3000km. i have replaced the pads, rotors and calipers. actually we have tried 3 different types of pads and finally went to the dealer rotors(very expensive). but to no avail the car...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L vibration damper VIN: 1FAFP4440W
Engine has had noise for 2 mo. Sounds like knocking from vibration damper. Removed damper check for cracks, none found. We had replaced cam sensor 1 year ago.Removed and replaced with another new one, no change. If you take the serp. belt off the noise will go...
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Digital Range Sensor VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
I am having an issue with the Digital Range Sensor on this trans. A little background on this one is it is a Lawn Care truck so it has had a very hard life. It has had the typical range sensor codes to lead me to a bad sensor. Although it is still not reading ...
1998 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMDA5341W
Van came in with no forward drive- only reverse. Tore it down expecting the forward clutch piston to be cracked or torn, or worn clutches. Found none of the above. Put all new apply pistons in it, as well as new clutches (old ones were about .003" worn per dis...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Fuel Gage, Temp gage rear defogger, transmission o VIN: 1FAFP58SXG
Hello Everyone, This vehicle experienced the following problem all at once. 1, The fuel gauge and Temp gauge are stuck at the half full and normal operating temp position. 2, Rear defroster will not work. 3, Transmission overdrive switch on shift lever does...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5326Y
Can not locate SSrelay, not on pump bracket,don't see on core support. where else?? Trouble codes: P1413 (Eair pump)
1993 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L balance shaft VIN: 1GKDM19W7P
hello guys and gals posting this for a freind who is rebuilding a 4.3 vin w motor. was wondering if the balance shaft is aligned with anything. it is geared to the camshaft but he cannot find any timing marks to line it up. he called the machine shop they sai...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L vtd VIN: 2GTEK19R2W
Hello Techs, This is a new one for me maybe somebody can give me some insight where to start. Vehicle will start then die. I have code P1626. When turning on the key there is no Mil light, security lights, ect that light up. The PRNDL indicator is the only lig...
1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GT6C24U5X
stalls at stops when warm in gear only. no other drivability concerns, acceleration is good, idle is smooth, no codes stored, dealer had no recomendations for the customer, neither do i at this point. i have verfied the problem a couple times but was unable to...
2001 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L odmeter & prndl VIN: 1GDFG15RO1
odometer/prndl stay lit even when key is out of vehicle, does anyone know what actually powers the odometer/prndl, everything else on the cluster functions properly,somedata(alldata)has limited schematics & nothing my techs can find directly to help aid them.a...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hot soak long crank VIN: 2HKRL18621
Customers complaint is a intermitant long crank on hot restart. Very quickly found fuel pressure to be 76 psi with volume to be .4 gph. Confirmed high pressure with another gauge. Replaced fuel pressure regulator with Honda part and now fuel pressure is 68 psi...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
this thing was towd in. aint nevr seen it b4. itz a friend of th bossz brother!!! im 53 yrz old n cant here. as soon as i got it startd th othr tech i work with came over and said it had a vac leak n he could here it. my prurdy lil boss said she could here it ...
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...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Spark Knock/Pinging VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
This is a really odd one for me, I am a Ford Driveability technician, why am i working on a Isuzu?? its my mother in laws and this thing has developed a very severe spark knock under cruise tip in that is just too severe, i took it to the Isuzu dealer and drov...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
I know what has happened, I want to know why and how to remedy it? Misfires happened after some severe rainstorms that customer drove through. Cylinders 3 & 4 had misfires and #4 set the light. I found alot of moisture(water, no oil) around and on #3 & #4 COP(... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder misfire 4), P0303 (cylinder misfire3)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L cruise VIN: 1J4G278OYT
Hello Group, Calling all Jeep experts on this one! This Jeep came in with a no cruise complaint. The cruise switches inputs were all normal with a good bias line and clean input signals at pcm terminal for each voltage drop. There was no voltage at all to th...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SAHY1247XA
Hey All, My favorite rover is back with a new problem. Customer let rover sit at home for 2 months, then tried to start it by jump starting. Blew fuse in under hood panel, sorry I did not write the fuse # down. Once I replaced this fuse and the battery, the t... Trouble codes: P1668 (Immobilizer code)
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L head VIN: 1LNLM9741R
Of course the head gasket is bad but the question is does anybody know how to measure and the spec for head thickness? I know all the specs say machine no more than 10 but how do i know the set of heads the machine shop seys is "good" is really good? Yea i cou...
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L engine VIN: JM1FC3325H
Hello, and thank you for looking. I have this RX7 with the turbo rotory engine. It came in with no engine. The one removed from the car was dropped off, and locked up solid. I purchased a used engine, swapped all of the manifolds, front cover assy, ect. Droppe...
1989 Mazda MX-6 LX 2.2L electrical/fuel VIN: 1YVGD31A3K
same as a 89 ford probe 2.2 non turbo, would like to thank all techs who respond joe cat
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L idle system VIN: WDBDA24C1F
This vehicle came into the shop burning antifreeze. The head was removed, gasket failure was evident and cylinder #4 was burning antifreeze. The head measured .003" warpage, that I thought was acceptable. Everything was cleaned, a new gasket installed and the ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBCA25E6M
Hello Group, We have this 91 Mercedes 300 SEL with a srange problem. With the ign key off thr right side radio speakers are on and make static noise.We have unpluged the radio,the alarm, contol cd player.Still making static noise, only right side We can't find...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L excess oil pressure VIN: WDBDA28DXN
Customer original complaint, low oil pressure indicated on gauge. Mechanical test showed press to be 60psi at idle and 120psi at 3000rpm. Specs say max 44psi at 3000rpm, obviously too high. We assumed the excess oil press blew the sending unit. Now to determin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6V
Used car, new to our customer with no repair history and MIL on. After repairs to correct this and other codes we reset the MIL. After about 50 miles P0455(large evap leak)reoccurred . The gas guage light flashes indicating there is a large leak then the code ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak)
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA706XV
Gentleman, car came in with a list of repairs some of it covered under extended warranty, we replaced leaking valve cover gaskets, oil service and car sit for about 3 weeks, now when we went to start engine it has no oil pressure at all. Is there a pressure re...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L transmission VIN: WDBKK47F6Y
This car pops out of gear if backed up more than 40-50 feet 7 of 10 times you back up a long way. It will back up 20-30 feet OK most of the time. So backing into a parking space is no problem, for example. But on long backups, holding the lever does not work -...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MELM6538S
this car came in with jumped timing belt. replace the belt idler pulley and tensioner. parts came from carquest. after replacment the belt walks toward the engine and cuts the belt on the edge.talked to one ford tech and he replyed if you find th answer let hi...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT51L82
P0453 test per all-data says to check the fuel tank pressure sensor. All data says it's located on the top of the fuel tank. We dropped the tank down and didn't find it. Called dealer, they had one in stock. Sent it over for visual. Still can't find. Called de... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap control pressure high input)
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L ABS / Traction control VIN: JN1DA31A02
Hi folks. This vehicle manufactured 7/01-following '01 flash code procedures rather than '02 scan data system. Have tried local resources, including Mitchell, no one seems to have a definition for Code 84. Any ideas on definition for this code? PS: Cleared c...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L abs VIN: 1G3WH52K5W
after replacing right front speed sensor (code 1222) and left rear (stopping at 0-5mph) now code 1222 still comes back at 20 mph, all sensor and wiring tested fine. when spinning left rear wheel on hoist we noticed right front sensor shows signal?? anybody cam...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L Timing belt VIN: 1G2WJ12X9T
Good morning GM techs. I have a good customer that had a timing belt replaced on this 3.4 V6 by another shop out of town. He made it back home and came right to my shop because of BAD noises coming from the front of the engine. The best way I can explain it is...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52T3T
I'm wondering if there is something I'm missing. This will be the 4th coil housing replaced on this car. About every 3 months (2000-3000 miles) the car comes in with a miss and the coil housing is replaced and the car sent down the road for another 3 months. I...

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM5347Y
the problem was so intermittent,the cust decided take the car,and bring it back if and when the problem happened again Trouble codes: 172 (pedal travel sensor signal), 117 (plausibilitypedal travel sensor), 169 (engine throttle outputstage shutoff).
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L hard starting VIN: 1G4CW5133H
Well people this one is fixed. Thanks for all the help from everybody. I came in today and decided to bring the #1 to TDC and mark the dampener to see what the timing was. One of you suggested to disconnect the [...] wire to elimanate the computer from control...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Horn VIN: 2G4WS52J91
Car is fixed. Thanks to all who responded. Most had it right with a problem at the fuse block. I removed fuse block on right front inner fender and removed lower wiring connector(white one). This contained the green wire going to horns. Found melted terminals ...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard start VIN: 1G6KS2YXRU
Thanks for all the help. Sorry about the delay in posting the repair but, just today we got the vehicle where we believed it was acceptable. Most of the posts said to replace the fuel pressure regulator. To replace this you have to take the plemun cover off an...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC5448N
Are you all ready for this? Apperantly when this thing would backfire it blew out the egr valve. Replacing it got me back to the original problem which was that someone moved the wiring harness down at the starter up to where it was resting against the exhaust...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Park Lamps VIN: RBT11W0256
I had much help from all, I never did receive or aquire a proper wiring diagram. With the Remote function module removed, the truck seemed to be trouble free, I received that one phone call from the customer saying it had acted up that once, and not yet again ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L clunk VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
Hey Guys, Thanks to many techs and shops who responded to my hail.The truck is now fixed.GM does make a special high temp lubricant for the drive shaft splines.My chevy dealor did not know what it was,but my GMC dealor new exactly what it was.The part number i...
1989 Chrysler LeBaron Premium 2.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1C3XJ55K0K
Though my instrument cluster may, and I say may, have been repairable, it would likely cost $200 to $300. I obtained a used analog cluster from a savage yard and the pigtails for it for about $30. The pigtails can be wired in to the harness. The only unused wi...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L No Start VIN: YV1A123456
The other shop which installed the cam sensor failed to SEAT it all the way - i checked the signal with a scope - it was very NOISY - i removed the sensor and the plastic/paper spacer was still on the sensor - i re-installed ir properly and it started - the sc...
1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out
Thanx for everyone's help in this. I am going to say that there was some combination problems from all the others that have been working on this vehicle. I went to the salvageyard and got some wire harnesses from a really nice undamaged low miles vehicle. Upon...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L air bag VIN: 1B7HC16X11
Dear All, Thanks for the information. We took as shot in the dark without have the Chrysler scan tool and replaced the clock spring as suggested. Air Bag light out. Thank You.
2002 Dodge Sprinter 2.7L limp mode VIN: WD2YD64142
I turns out the TCM is bad. For everyone's info: The vehicle is a CAN vehicle. Fortunately I have a CAN capable scan tool. There were no codes anywhere to be found. Just to make sure I sent it to the local dealer who works on this for verification. They came u...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Glow Plug light on. VIN: WD2YD34122
Haven't got this one back in yet but I am confident that the information given will fix the vehicle. When I replaced the glow plugs I did notice that there was rust shorting accross from the body of the plug to the positive portion. I thought that would resolv... Trouble codes: P1481, P1482.
1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Master Cyl VIN: 1FDKF37M5J
None of the replies fixed the truck, I installed all the parts and did all of tese thanks
1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L poor hot start VIN: 1FAPP64R8M
A hardy THANK YOU to all who responded. The final answer was the ground strap located at the right side motor mount bracket. There was a poor connection there. After we cleaned the connection the problem was corrected. The starter works great and the car fires...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Modified Smog Part VIN: 1FACP2222P
The consumer has not returned yet for us to test his vehicle. I called him and informed him that the consensus is that this is a illegal modification. Thanks to Ford Mastertech Nick for this information. I am going to leave it up to him if he wants to get this...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Traction Control VIN: 2FMDA5145T
Thanks for all the useful tips I still waiting on customer to return so I can do more testing. Trouble codes: P0500.
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L interior lights VIN: 1FALP65L7V
Thank you to those who responded. The customer decided to take the vehicle & repair it at a later date. Sorry no definitive answers
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Of all the replies we received we didn't glean any new information, perhaps our post should have been a little more thorough. We have decided that this is probably a regional fuel problem and there probably is no fix. When the van sits for 5 mins. hot, we actu... Trouble codes: P0230, P1513 (IMRC runner bank 2 stuck open).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA5141W
THANKS to everyone for their responses. Well the fix goes like this. I contacted the parts store and had them test their alternators. They found that the first one they sent was bad. Which would lead me to believe that the second one was bad also. They sent me...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAXP1138Y
Turns out problem started with oil and filter change @ quick lube franchise, customer seemed not to think this was pertinent info, do not know what grade oil was used. We finally switched out our 15w40 test oil for 5w20 and still had problems with the light se... Trouble codes: P1383 (Camshaft timeimg over retarded).
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Brake pedal VIN: 1FTNE24L01
Sorry it took so long to get back to everyone...We checked everything that was suggested and found no evident problems such as wheel bearing play etc, tested the ABS unit with the paper clips and everything checked out o.k. also drove vehicle for about 200 mil...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U71
changed engine mount (radiator side). cleared up excessive engine lifting(it was lifting about one inch but wasn't broke). looked futher into torque converter stall or transmission issues. found the tcc actual rpms were on average 60 rpms faster than the actua...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts VIN: 1FMDU73W52
The problem was the shift solenoids. After replacing the solenoid pack all pressures returned to normal and the vehicle shifted MUCH smoother all the time. Ford sells a chemical that they recommend you put in the transmission to help prevent the solenoids from...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Headlights VIN: 1FTRF18L73
This truck is fixed and gone! As some of you suggested, it was a fuse issue. My assistant thought he had checked all the fuses, but not carefully enough. I always have them check fuses with a test light, but I think he cut corners. One fuse was blown, but sorr...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L od.-3rd.downshift VIN: 1FDPE24L2Y
Hello everyone.After disasembling transmission I found that the forward clutches where burnt.This caused excesive clearance in the forward clutch.After repairing trans everything works good.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Thanks guys. I replaced all the coils and it's ok now. Trouble codes: P1320.
1998 Jaguar vanden plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6243W
Hi Guys. The BCM must be flashed By the dealer. It Took a couple days and a few hundred dollars. The wipers work properly and the customer is happy and Jaguar is richer. Thanks; Dave
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01FL8
Thanks for your replies, code 1572 was set due to a bad brake lamp switch, there are 2 brake switches, the one that was bad was for the cruise control, as far as the p0420 and p0430 codes they where set due to massive air leaks under intake. removed intake fou... Trouble codes: 1572 (0420 -), 0420 (0430 -), 0430.
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1130H
Well Guys, I feel like the biggest dummy in the world!!! Alan [...], Mazda Technical Services hit the nail on the head telling me to check the cat!!! so I did It was'nt the cat but close the muffler had collapsed and it was restricting the exhaust. Anyway it...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC4341P
Thanks for the seven replies.Most pointed to the replacement of the distibutor assembly.This car had an extra crank sensor by the balancer which I also checked.The dealer had the assembly in stock and it cured the problem.The service information indicated all ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E6S
thanks to all that replied. most said replace wiring harness. what i did was switch the ignition coil with another cylinder. the spark plug wires & boots were new with m.b. parts. checked the harness along the outside of the valve cover & found cracked insulat... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L high idle VIN: 2MEFM75W31
hi everyone and thank you for your suggestions. a few of you asked if the scan pid of the throttle plate showed 'closed'. yes it did, i even went so far as to remove the tps ( still plugged in )from the throttle body. it read .5 volts and still idled high. i k...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: JA3AM84JOS
my techs & I finally have come to the conclusion that this problem is normal after hearing from mitsubishi techs,still do not feel comfortable about how the system works,I let the vehicle go & has been gone for aprox 1 week with no problems,all parts used are ...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D22
I would like to thank everyone who responded to this post. Most of you said to try and do a relearn procedure on the idle and throttle plates with a key on, key off process. I tried this several times but to no avail. We recommended a new throttle body assembl... Trouble codes: P0507.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Customer has not returned, am closing post. By replies, I will try relearning idle with scan tool, and if that does not work, replacing throttle body may necessary. Thank You IATN Trouble codes: P0507.
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3HN52KXW
hi every body,i get alot of replies and i thank every one of you tech,for the help. the problem the was very simple.turn out like every one know excapt me was missing small o ring from the pcv valve .thank alot .
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L starts and dies VIN: 1P4GP44ROV
Thanks for all of the help and insight. This vehicle is finally gone! I returned back to the fact that my injectors were zeroing out causing the vehicle to die. I know this is how the VTSS keeps the vehicle from running so it was natural that I assumed there w...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N2V
sorry i waited so long for a fix it post-but i had to wait a while to get authorization to resume the repairs from the owner of the car-we ended up finding that an alarm was installed at one time and was connected to the power source wire at the obd connector-...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L no 2-3 shift VIN: JT3HJ85J9V
I had a bad solnoid even though it was new,and I did have the tranny type down it may not have been in the right spot,but if you read it you will see it.Don
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