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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Power Steering Pump/Fluid VIN: 19UUA5640X
This was a straightforward timing belt job until we started the engine. The P.S. Pump made a horrible noise and fluid started overflowing the reservoir. The fluid was foamy. We pumped air into to reservoir to check for suction leaks in the resvervoir, hose and...
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Cuts out, Rev Limiter? VIN: WAUKE5443L
Customer claims this problem started after a heater hose blew. Another shop fixed the hose and replaced both cap's and rotors. Car will start and idle fine, when you try and accel signal to the injectors is lost. We have scoped the TDC, RPM and CAM sensors, no...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Haldexclutch VIN: WAUXD68D81
Audi techs. Please tell me what a haldex clutch is where it is and what fluid does it take. I can find no information on haldex anywhere??? I'm sorry this is not a technical post Ive just exausted my sources.This customer brought this very nice S4 to me for no...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L no start VIN: WBAAK7403E
I know absolutely nothing about BMW please help. This 318i has an intermitent no start and die. when it dies or does not start the fuel pressure, injectors and spark plugs all appear to be working correctly. Some times the engine will run great for quite some ...
1993 BMW 730i 2998CC battery etc VIN: WBAGD22030
I see on some BMW cd's I bought on E-bay that these BM's can drain the battery completly due to a fault in the DME unit being held open,I noticed that they only reffered to the 5 series with the M60 engine and not the 730i V8. Does anyone know the cure,what I ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor, recirculation VIN: WBAHD5328S
Looking for help from the BMW people. After changing what i must say was the easyist BMW evaporator I have done in a while, when completed, now i have no compressor operation. Also the recirculate button is inop also. The light on the switch does not come on f...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Long crank time VIN: WBAGH8337X
BMW Specialists HELP... Vehicle has intermittent long crank, no start. When it finally starts, it runs poorly for a moment, and the auto crank mode of the start circuit continues to crank the starter longer than needed. When problem occurs I found no fuel pres...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Outside Temp VIN: WBABS53442
This lady run over something in the road and tore off the left triangular plastic piece in front of the wheel that houses the outside temp probe. I have tried to locate the remaining wire harness or connector with no luck. The temp indicator reads +122. There ...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63482
Hello Group,This is the first E66 that i've worked on.I thought this would be simple enough,front and rear brake pads.But I can't get the red brake light and the brake lining light to reset.All other models i just left the key to the on position for 1 minute a...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L valves VIN: 1G4AG55M1T
Hello all! Hey I just and mean just got through putting intake gaskets on this 3.1 and when I went to crank it it sounds like no compression. I used gaskets from fel-pro and it felt like there was some pressure on the pushtubes but not much. Does anyone think ...
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WF5215X
I need some help on this Buick. It will start and run approx. 5 sec. and die. No codes are set. Passkey checks out OK. It has injector pulse and ign. when engine dies. What is happening is the PCM grounds the fuel pump relay for the 2 second prime every time b...
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K71
Customer brought vehicle in with SES light on steady. I checked for codes, customer took car on a 400 mile trip with no light on. She started it in the garage the other day and as soon as she started it the SES light came on steady. I checked for and found the... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System), P0404 (EGR open position performance)
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y2V
Car come to the shop with check engine light on I check for codes and EGR was Bad plus the po174 after i fix the egr only the code {po174}is on the computer. Check for vacum leaks,exhaust,and that [...] is lean all the time. Trouble codes: P0174
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Rear Knuckle Bushings VIN: 1G6KD54Y2W
Hello Caddy techs; I checked this car out for rear tire wear and found the lower rear knuckle bushings were quite loose. I called around and no one seems to sell just the bushings or any type of repair procedure. All I have found is that you buy the whole knuc...
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNER16K4L
Hello All, This one has us stumped. We got the truck for an engine job. Swapped engine with rebuilt. Very good rebuilder! Got the thing on the road and things started going south. Customer had some hokie aftermarket ign. system on the old engine that we remove... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
1994 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1BHK34N4RE
This vehicle has an idle surge problem. It seems to exibit no other driveability symptoms. Idle hunts excessively after warm up and short drives.
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Flywheel VIN: 1GCCS1443R
vehicle came in with broken flywheel at center- replaced flywheel and it returned within a week with new flywheel broken in same place- replaced flywheel, torque converter and front pump bushing- it lasted approximately a month and now it is back with same pro...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDU06DXR
We replaced intake manifold gasket (@ customer request) and problem persists. When started cold engine is hard to start, lopes at idle and sometimes stalls when put in gear , with no detectable miss. Runs like low on fuel pressure or MAP sensor problem. Custom...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS19X5T
Truck came in prtty butched up by customer,it will not stay running,traced it down to the #1 grn/white wire at black ecm conn.this is the fuel pump driver control to fuel pump relay,said relay is clicking on off-on off constantly,i have checked oil pressure sw...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R9V
This vehicle cam to us from a used car lot. had 2 codes for rich banks 1 and 2. We replaced the O2 sensors (per service manager) as a shot in the dark ( I don't like to work that way)The codes, of course, came back. I have checked the Iatn fix database, and se... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L ignition VIN: 3GNFK16R3X
i don't have any spark on cylinders 4,6, & 8. the rest of the cylinders are firing correctly with ample voltage. the vehicle does have headers on and had a worse misfire before plugs, wires, etc. were installed. old plugs were almost completely burned out and ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R9X
This Suburban will set Code P0137 and P0157 after two trips. Both codes indicate low oxygen sensor voltage at the rear sensors. Using a Snapon scanner and reading oxygen sensors in closed loop both front sensors fluctuate evenly between .08 volt and .9 volt. B... Trouble codes: P0137 (oxygen sensor voltage low b1s2), P0157 (oxygen sensor voltage low b2s2)
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1GAHG39R3Y
this van is the local high school transport vehical. came in complaning of sputtering no power. had code for crank variation not learned. so I instaled new crank sensor and preformed relearn. checked fuel presure good has no volume. replaced fuel pump and filt... Trouble codes: P1336
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G1NE52J0Y
This vehicle has an intermittant problem that the customer is complaining about and I have not been able to duplicate. the engine RPM at cruise will jump 100 rpm and it will do this for 100 K. up and down without setting any codes then it will stop and run nor...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52J01
Have done a lot of checking on this vehilce and ther related wiring ohms out and checks out as per tests. According to mitchell an abnormal temp increase from the engine. Also the cooling fans will come on without warning engine running and run constantly hot ... Trouble codes: P0128
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GAHG39R12
looking for fuel pressure and volume specs for this van.i have [...] initial then drops to 52psi.koer has 55 psi but when testing volume with motorvac system at filter engine will not stay running even with slow opening of valve to machine.this may or may ...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Camshaft VIN: 2C3HD56F8T
Hi everybody, I am attempting to do a timing cover gasket(coolant leak) on a Chrysler 3.5l, so far I have only removed the Timing Belt and discovered in Mitchell the Cam Alignment procedure with the "special cam locking tool". What I am wondering, is if I ONLY...
1999 Daewoo Nubira SX 2.0L clutch VIN: KLAJA52Z4X
Hello! Car was towed in. With the clutch to the floor it still doesn't release. The slave cylinder seemed to have good travel. Pumping the clutch didn't make a difference. We pulled trans and can't find any problem. If anyone had any similar problem with this ...
1992 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L crank sensor VIN: 1B3XC46R9N
The crank sensor is broken flush with the case. I was thinking of drilling out as much as I could but I'm sure some will drop into the case. Is there a better way? Thanks Mike
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L key fab VIN: 3B7HF13Z7S
Hello everyone, I have this 95 Dodge R1500 the customer bought used. In order to start the truck you have to push the lock button on the key fob or the truck will not crank. Is there any way to reprogram the truck so it will start without having to press the ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC13Y5V
Need some input with this one. Vehicle towed in from another shop for no start-no ASD activation. Ran DDC, results were pin C29-Can Purge Solenoid OOR, pin C3-ASD control circuit OOR, pin C1-A/C clutch circuit OOR. All circuits showing continuity, but higher t...
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11X1W
Any help,THANKS Just before Van was bought R\S head replaced,valve seats got soft and valves beat them in so bad,very low compression(misfire)#2\4\6 cyl L\S #1\3 misfire,but compression check is fine,no misfire felt either.With snapon scanner,an almost contin...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
have a problem with this intrepid. left bank (driver's side) constantly runs rich. upstream and downstream o2's reading high voltage (.82 and 1.0 respectively). intermittantly lose cam crank sync, tps voltage, o2 voltage. will read zero on scanner. go to memor...
1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3CG64F7R
Hi iatn i have a car that a custmer has brought me the motor has been out of it 4 times they had been racing the car at the drag strip and blown the motor up they brought it to me after the last install the car will not start due to 3,4 injector is not firing ...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L windshield wiper blades staying in up position VIN: 2FACP74W9N
Hello Techs, We had this vehicle in the shop. She will bring it back in as soon as we gather more info to fix it. The windshield wiper blades, when cycled to 'off' the blades cycle back straight up. We changed the sprag arm, motor, control module, to no avail....
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
This vehicle has a noise that is somewhat similar to cupped tires, but more of a whine. 2 techs tested on hoist (tested various drive train functions) and determined that the noise seems to be a hydraulic noise coming from the transmission. The transmission wa...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP67L45
fuel pump runs with key off, shuts off with key on. any insight before i start chasing wiring issues.
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51495
I thought I fixed this once allready. came in long story short, #2 & #6 injector where open WOT all the time. Van stank of gas, installed fuel pressure gauge, turned key on, watched pressure just drop to zero and saw gas coming between exhaust manifold and cyl... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ball joint VIN: 1FALP5223V
I need some help. This taurus ball joints were loose( not falling off loose but had play). The car gets inspected at another shop and passes. Highway patrol gets called in and they find no play. Im checking them by jacking up vehicle by body and grasping at 4o...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Keyless Entry code VIN: 1FMDU24E1V
am trying to find locations of keyless code labels in hope of not haveing to take rear panell out of truck is my personal just purchased vehicle. any help would be appriciated vechile is full boat assorys inc leather and sound system original equiptment.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U74E2Y
hi. Customer brought this vehicle to us mainly because of Check Engine light. Customer complained of hesitation every once in a while driving around 30 to 40 mph. Hooked mastertech up to vehicle and found code p0174. Code defines as bank 2 system lean. checked... Trouble codes: P0174, P1151, P1000
2001 Ford Mustang 4.6L Mechanical VIN: ZF4AH01A11
Very loud rattling noise from engine when revving, and when cruising. At idle and off throttle noise is greatly reduced. I thought the chain tensioners might be bleeding off pressure. I removed the valve covers and ran the engine (with oil spraying everywhere)...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS Light / Speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20L02
Customer complaint check ABS light on & off frequently, speedo acts strange; test drove, confirm customer complaint, no ABS codes set, road test with scan tool / ABS will light yet no codes. We assumed speed sensor problem & replaced both trans output speed se...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Dome lights VIN: 1GKDT13W8W
I am going in circles here. This vehicle came from another shop with several problems. I have gone through wiring diagrams none of which are very helpful. The gist of it is that the dome lights will not shut off. It won't shut off with doors closed,key on or w...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB751NA
car has a rough idle,so far the plug wires were replaced,the sparkplugs,cap and rotor,monitored o2 sensor,the pattern is fine,checked the timing,adjusted the valves,studied iatn fixes,mostly to do with egr,removed valve and tested,ran car with egr vacuum hose ...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Clutch Assembly VIN: 4S2CG58V6R
This vehicle has a new clutch put in a year and a half ago and came back into the shop a couple of months ago with a slipping condition. We installed another new clutch assembly only to find that the one taken out had nothing wrong with it. We replaced the ass...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L power tilt wheel VIN: SAJX17461C
Car came in with power tilt wheel not going up. It will work in all the other directions. Tested old position switch and found all positions had correct ohms except the up position (according to ALLDATA). Up position calls for 220 ohms, both old and new had 27...
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1J4FY19P5R
Need some help on this one. I am a Honda tech who got roped into this problem. When you go to start the car the motor cranks, but won't start. The c.e.l. won't light up to do a bulb check. If I leave the key on long enough, usually about fifteen minutes the "a...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EZ58S3T
Hello, I need some help on this nightmare of a jeep. This is a very good customer who has been very easy to get along with so far.She came in about two weeks ago for standard service, and said that every now and then it would cut off on her. So I made some q... Trouble codes: 11 (Loss of crank pos sensor signal)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK2946Y
Well at least this ones not on a Friday. This jeep has Check engine light on and PO302 stored. Missfire counter shows missfires as engine warms up to fully warm. Not like thousands of them but more than the 2% required to trip the light. It is not a dead miss ... Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
Hello KIA gurus, We have this KIA that has a PO460 code. MOD does not show a code PO460, they show a code for P0461 wondering if it is the same thing or do these kias have a common problem, i called the dealer parts dept & they dont have much knowledge about i... Trouble codes: P0460
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Compressor VIN: 1LNLM9742N
put one pound of freon, takes 2.4. Runs good for 30 seconds, then pressure skyrockets and blows pressure valve. We have replaced all parts for a conversion, put in proper amount of oil but still continues to not work.
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ABS pump motor speed sensor VIN: 1LNLM91V0R
Here goes. A month ago during the snowy and icy weather, the customer brought the vehicle in with the ABS lamp on solid. Codes were checked and code 63 was stored. Tsb's were checked and none relevant found. Checked IATN fix database and found no similar posti...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L lack of power VIN: JM1TA2224S
Hello Millenia S experts Client complains about lack of power in low rpm range (when compairing with the usual car behavior). Test driving the car is really possible to feel it. What is interesting this Millenias S usually will set ECM codes for "any reason"...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1XVGE22C6V
I have driven the car. When you accel from a stop. The car has a hesitation and doesn't die though. But just takes like a sec and the feels like it kicks in and then going.No mil lamp and has no codes. If you can help that would be great.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA30D4K
Benz Techs please help! This 300e was towed in as a no start as I have just been informed this car has not been running for a few years.I love getting all the info before I have two hours invested:( I was able to get the vehicle running and drive it but I dont...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J42
Car came in cust stating that it was missing and MIL on, Codes were the usuall missfire all cyl's. but no others. When warm car seems to run fine, but when cold the supercharger becomes the SAS airpump and you feel a missfire. Airmass is suspect but why would ... Trouble codes: P0301
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK3445W
this car came in with p1494 evap code stored in pcm. checked codes with genesis , could not get into bi directional control with genesis scan tool, every time i went to activate solenoid with scan tool and it said no communication. i could check codes and data... Trouble codes: P1494 (evap vent solenoid switch or mechanical fault)
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on, P0420 VIN: JN8AR05Y0T
Does anyone know of any alternative solutions other than replacing the catalyst. Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L oil pressure` VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L cigarette lighter VIN: WAVGA84A2V
Thanks to those who replied. Found a lone un-labeled fuse in the back of the engine compartment relay box on the drivers side. Replaced fuse and problem solved.
2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs light VIN: TRUUC28N1Y
I would like to thank Kurt,Dana [...]..All of you gave very valuable info on sensor location, scan data values and possible repair ideas.. Unfortunately the customer has declined repair(replacement of sensor)..Also, it took the ...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L compressor VIN: WBAEF6327R
found drier switch was wiring and switch,a/c working fine..
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L No Start
thanks to everyone for there help did find cut wires under the dash to the key resistor and a missing pass key module,,,here is some info I learned and found helpful...The Pass key module reads the key the first time in use...and keeps it in memory..There were...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L p0560 VIN: WO6VR52R8V
Thanks so much for everyone's help on this one. Took a few weeks to be sure the problem was fixed. We found the alternator had an intermittent problem inside, and would not function properly sometimes, cause the low idle problem and no cooling fans. After repl... Trouble codes: P0560.
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Starting VIN: W06VR52R3W
Thank all of you for your assistance. The customer did not want to spend the money to try and solve this problem.
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Suspension VIN: 1Z3717S406
Thanks for all the great responses. The customer has not yet scheduled this car for repair, BUT judging from the attached responses, it appears it IS POSSIBLE to do this job without removing the body. Most say it just takes time and patience. Use a torch or sa...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1LT54W2K
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix. I found two of the rebuilt injectors giving us issues. I removed them and had those retested they found two flowing excessivly and one #5 not flowing near enough. So after replacing with a good set of injectors the vehicle... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Vehicle Antitheft System VIN: 2G1WX12XOS
It turned out to be wires at ignition switch after wires were wiggled they went open thanx all who responded thanx rick
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEK19K45
hello, while i dont feel this truck is 100 percent, we had the owner drive it. he claims the pedal was always soft since he's had it. he says it's better now then ever before. here is what we learned: this abs system has three components. 1) the EHCU electro h...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5541T
The car is fixed! the problem turned out to be that the rocker arms for #1 cyl. were keeping the valves slightly open. We had to shim the rockers about .015 and that alowed the valves to close properly. We had ma replies that told us to check the running compr...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L water pump VIN: TJGOO-T000
Thanks very much to all that replied.and a special thanks to Martin and [...] for there fax replies. This vehical is baged Toyota here but imported from Japan. Toyota New Zealand have no information and in some cases won't even work on them. Once again thank you...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
hi thanks for all the help with this vehicle. i've been so busy with other customer work that i wasn't able to look into this vehicle any more. so far the only thing that i see out of the ordinary is the cam retard is at -14 degrees. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0420, P0100.
1997 Chevrolet P30 BUS 7.4L park brake VIN: 1GBLP37NXV
Well, this one will be USELESS to anyone in the future. . .I am sure! As it turns out, this brake warning lamp HAD NOT come on for the customer when simply shifted into park (at least most of the time). What was found was a poor connection at a connector (for ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W3W
after looking at the torque converter when it was engaging it was at the same time i had my surge. i found out that there is a update solenoid that you put in. found that also the torque converter was very blue from getting very hot. so i replaced the torque c...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WOX
Hello guys, Several replies wanted compression checked cold, others had me inspect for vacuum leaks. The fix was a new B2S1 O2 sensor. The sensor would short to power for a short time during warm up and then return to normal operation the rest of the time. The... Trouble codes: P0300, P0152.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Much thanks to all who replied; Several of the replies seemed to indicate that the selector switch assembly on these vehicles seems to be a common failure item. Normally, we don't like to throw parts at undiagnosed problems, but in this instance it seemed li...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X1S
Thanks for all the help it ended up being in the computer replaced the computer and all is good its been gone for about 2 weeks now :) thanks again kevin Trouble codes: 43 (coil cir. fault bank 1).
1996 Dodge B1500 5.2L Misfire VIN: 2B7HB11Y3T
just want to say thanks to charles v, and jason o who both said check fuel pump volume. when i first checked it pressure was at 45-50 psi--so i figured the fuel pump was fine. took the gauge off and started cheking other things. it made sense that it could be ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301, P0302 (cyl 2 misfire detected).
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L computer won't scan VIN: 3B6MC36Z5W
Well this is one for the books. I checked the sci lines and the ccd line by disconnecting them and ohming them out between the dlc connector and the gray computer connector. The wiring was good. Now remmember that I have replaced the entire wiring harness unde...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L engine VIN: 3B7H13ZXWG
Thank you all for your responses, they were greatly appreciated. Every reply was good and knowledgeable for my problem. We finally found the problem after the fifth time we let the engine warm up and then cool down for four hours. Every time we would re-start,...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6KF26W91
Thanks to all that replied, you were right about the 02 sensor we traced the system and found that the wire harness was rubbing on trans causing an open circuit. Trouble codes: P0144.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Surge VIN: 3B7HC13Y01
well fellers', this one beat me! i replaced the catalytic converter, the intake and plenum gaskets, plugs, output speed sensor, and thoroughly check all computer controlled devices. there is a tsb on a similar symptom, recommending an updated pcm flash. my cus...
1994 Eagle Summit 2.4L Cooling Fan VIN: JE3EC50G3R
Well it turns out that temp sender was problem, because I could not get datastream, I was watching temp gauge, was in red and fan was not working, but I cross checked temp with heatgun v/s gauge and it was off so once I let car warm up to 212 degrees, fan came...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rear differential VIN: 1FTJW35F4S
thanks again to all who responded to my aid... fixed problem with factory ford limited slip additive, bought two 4 oz bottles, drained out some synthetic lube, added the factory ford l/s additve, topped off wiyh synthetic lube, backed up in tight circles 6-8 t...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Lack of power VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Good morning all replies indicated that this condition is normal, and that baro should reset when engine is started at a higher altitude. This information helped convince customer that his problem was normal and he is happy with his truck. thank you again to...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Misfire
Wow!!...Thanks for all the great replies! Nearly everyone agreed that this is a somewhat common problem, with three repair scenarios. 1...Repair with a special kit from Lisle or NAPA. Basicaly a helicoil kit. 2...Replace the head...Ford recomended method 3...R...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Thanks to all that resoponded. Everyone pointed to the module as I suspected Was unable to locate a used one. Customer came in yesterday to tell us he went out of town and traded the truck for a new one. Don't know for sure if it was the module but I'd bet mon...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31FOY
Vehicles tank had about half gas in it!!! Check basics first! I mean the REAL basics... Thanks to Charles for website---it has alot of good info on Ford diesels. Thanks to all replies! The code P0605 was apparently from Superchips tuner upgr... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal control Module r.o.m. error).
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L occupant classification sensor VIN: 2FTZA54299
Well, the customer decided to live with the air bag light on. I quoted him for a replacement Occupant Classification sensor. He indicated that he may come back after some consideration. If he does, I'll update.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L52
im very sorry guys, this truck went to the dealer, i will post a comment with fix at a later date. thankyou so very much with all you help and efforts
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Turn Signals VIN: 1GDKC34J9W
First of all, I would like to thank all who took the time to respond to my help request. What I found was some really shoddy wiring in the rear lighting circuit. It was full of corrosion caused by 'scotch locks' and wire nuts and ample amounts of black tape! L...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBB1175P
Well six of the 10 replies suggested that the EGR passages could be restricted to one or more cylinders inside of the intake manifold. Kevin [...] were the most helpful in describing the removal of freeze plugs in the lower intake to gain access ...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1640W
I'm closing this help request without a fix yet. These is what we did to the vehicle. With the scope on the car we disconected the EGR and no changes, we still suspecting a leaking EGR valve but we didn't have one to replace it. We will as soon the car comes b... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L reverse gear VIN: JACUBS26GW
thanks for all of the replys. Since i have limitewd experience with autos I did the following Did some of the simple checks and could not find any faults. Took vehicle to specialist and did a major rebuild. box was worn out. Thank you for your replies
1987 Jeep Comanche 2.5L No Start VIN: 1JTHS6417H
All the books I have read including a 1988 factory manual show a WOT swt. on the throttle body. There is no such thing. I thought the crank sensor fixed it but I found today that it is still intermittent. I want to thank you all for your time and help. For som...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater VIN: JT8UF11E8R
We finally got this car's heater to act up--even with the engine warm, it wouldn't heat. The heater control valve, however, responded to every temp change input. We found the coolant reservoir was empty--we added a quart of coolant, and the heater came back on...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L struts VIN: JT8BF28GXW
I guess that on the left side we didn't get something back in proper alignment. We never found where we went wrong, but we decided to replace the upper mount bearing, and on final re-assembly it was fixed. (The bearing felt ok, though) First step in diagnosi...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
Thank you to all 13 techs that responsed to my help request.Some thought that timing could be a cause,others suggested fuel too richon cold started up.After looking at all suggestion and pulling what few hairs I have left out,we went back to square one.We had(...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L idle system VIN: WDBDA24C1F
Thanks to everyone that replied. The diagrams of the timing marks helped immensely. I was able to determine that the vehicle was correctly timed. The problem seemed to be in the fuel control equipment. The owner had a used fuel distributor that seemed to help ...
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