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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Oil cooler VIN: WAUBG34D7W
Hi everyone; Customer came in with a concern of coolant leak; We removed the timing belt covers and pressure tested the system. Coolant appears to be leaking around the oil cooler housing bolted to the engine. I am working with the Audi dealer to get all the ...
1996 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L high pitch noise VIN: 2G4WF52K4T
Vehicle brought in for tune-up. Owner states there has been a high pitch noise coming from the left front at speeds of approx 24 up to 38 mph. Seems to diminish at higher speeds. replaced lt frnt wheel bearing no change. Moved p/s lines away from chassis, no c...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD5338L
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
Hello All Sorry for the long post but this car is driving me crazy I have this Cadillac that I am pretty sure was taken to the auction because someone couldnít fix it . Guess where it ended up. In our shop!!! It has a flutter or sputter at idle that turns int... Trouble codes: 52 (long term memory reset)
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Not Ready VIN: 1G6KF5497V
The Vehicle will not set monitor O2 sensor or heater or catalyst only set EGR. Drive trace, Cold Start, no mil, Gm and bulletin drive trace tried.
1996 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1LV15M2T
guys this berretta is loosing power when fist start out after a mile or so, when you hit the gas petal there is no power and even start to slow down and then it runs all at once and runs fine until you slow up for a curve and hit the gas again and it like noth...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24R1T
I had a '96 Chev pickup with 5.7L die on the freeway last night. It didn't have any codes set and no power to excite the fuel pump relay. Towed it back to the shop where it was a little more quiet and checked the only schematics I have available. Not sure if t...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1NE52M6W
Gentalman, what we have here is a 3.1L that feels like it's running out of fuel under load. when accelerating the car seems to die off thru the whole range of the throttle until you hit WOT and the pcm goes open loop then the car is a aslo holds the ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S22
this blazer is at a friends shop.the customers complaint is at random times when you come to stop sign THE blazer stalls but start right back . friend at shop unable to recreate this syptom . he has scanNED computer for codes , none are present,has checked fue...
1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L shifting
Trying my hand at a something new, Chrysler New Yorker with trans problem. The car was towed to me and when I tried to pull it into the garage it move a little and then stopped. I restarted the vehicle and it moved Ok, so I drove it in. Replaced the trans with...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L oil feed rightrocker arm VIN: 1C4GP54L9X
i heard of an orifice at the engine block that could be plugged or fallen off, is that possible with good oil feed at the camshaft? At this point any help would be appreciated thanks ahead.
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3AC56G41
Hello, This customer had a mil come on and drove 50 miles to the dealer which said it was an evap leak and they put a new gas cap on, one week later mil back on and they took the car back and dealer told them they still had an evap leak and found moisture in ... Trouble codes: 456 (Small Evap Leak)
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Spark VIN: 1B7HC16Y1R
vehicle came in with a misfire when hot. some one had replaced spark plugs. seven out of eight plugs were finger tight and two wires were burned. we replaced plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. vehicle ran great. customer drove on vacations. upon return customer bro...
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 Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, Stall, Has codes no mil VIN: 3B7HC12Y7W
This truck came in running bad at times. Once I started on it, the problem just about went away with no repairs done. The problems I am having now are that these codes listed above reset each time they are cleared. The vehicle is hard to start sometimes and ha... Trouble codes: P1496 (5 Volt power supply output too low. Chryl hex code 92), P1488 (Auxiliary 5 Volt supply output too low. Chrysl hex code b9)
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L wiper operation VIN: 1B7FL26X6Y
Right turn signal operation causes low speed wiper operation. Replaced mult-function switch with same result. With new m/f switch in place the condition remains and also turning on the headlights will start wipers on low. Read about central timer module proble...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L anti-theft system VIN: 1B8GP25B21
Good day to all, A customer came in yesterday and explained a condition that her van has experienced one time. While the customer had three doors open retrieving items from interior, the horn began to honk on and off and the front lights began to blink. The l...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L loss of power brake and steering VIN: 1B7KF23611
truck came in with a loss of power steering and power brake. not all the time.Has four wheel abs. Both abs and brake lamps on. Cannot retreive any snap on scanner won't retrieve them if any. Replaced the p/s pump. Road test and did not happen.Owner pi...
1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P0442 VIN: 4E3AK44Y5V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I have this Talon in that keeps setting a P0442 EVAP small leak detected. I have replaced the gas cap as well as a visual inspection and found no problems. I hate trying to find these little leaks and am h...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
when cold vehicle cranks but won't start. Engine fires but when release ignition it dies. Will do this 3-15 times and then will start and run. After this happens vehicle will continue to start fine until it sits for 3 or more hours. thought we had low fuel pre...
1994 Ford MOTOR HOME 7.4L no shift to 3rd or 4th gear VIN: BFCMF53G6R
This motor home runs great, takes off normal, shifts to 2nd and then when it goes to 3rd, it goes to neutral, and will not ever go to 3 or 4...the fluid looked good, with no material in the scanner doesn't seem to tell me anything, someone please give...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31L6V
net techs, This E350 is giving us fits. Has an obvious misfire under load. No misfire code. Tried to read misfire data with two different scanners including the NGS. Shows cylinders to count, but will not register any even when missing badly. A trainer told m...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
This Explorer will only miss under a load from cruse. I had it scaned at the ford dealer and was told that mode 6 shows that #1 sparkplug wire is going bad. I replaced plugs and wires. Test drove it again and the problem is still there. My scantool will not sh...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L intake manifold VIN: 2FM2A5142X
we pressure tested this vehicle found a leaking intake, we replaced gasket,intake manifold and we still have a leak. i cant figure this out. all surfaces looked good, we replaced intake because it was really pitted at water jackets so to eliminate a come back ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
Hello- I've been a periodic lurker, but have never spent much time navigating the site. I have searched the archives to some extent, but am not real savvy on the layered effect of the Forum. ( So please bear with me.) The issue is a recurring MIL light, prev... Trouble codes: P0174
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
this should be a pretty simple question. i have 5 volts on the DPFE sense circit all the time, i suspect something shorted together in the harness, but scan data and testing voltage at the sensor conector was as far as i got when i was out of time to check thi... Trouble codes: P0401 (INSUFFICIENT EGR FLOW DETECTEDmemory code), P1408 (INCORRECT EGR FLOWengine running code)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L p1000 VIN: 1FTNF20L77
This vehiocle came in due to not passing the IM93 emissions test here in NW Indiana. The computer showed a P1000 with no MIL on. The O2 monitor and the O2 heater monitor shows "not ready". All other monitors show ready. The O2 show good scan data when running ... Trouble codes: P1000 (O2 monitor not ready), P1000 (O2 monitor not ready)
1990 Geo Prizm GSi 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SL5453L
Hi ,thanks for your time ,the problem i am having is the o2 signal on the red and green wire (o2 input to ecu) is always 0.900v even if i disconect the brake booster and induce a vac leak ,also if I disconect the o2 I still get 0.9v comeing out of the ecu.I ha... Trouble codes: 26 (rich exhaust), 21 (02 sensor), 25 (lean exhaust)
2002 GMC gmc c6500 7.5L oil service light VIN: 1GXG6H1E82
Oil service light is on. How do you reset it?
1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L Power assist VIN: JHMBB6154V
Help, The vehicle was (fine) before. And now I see lots of air in the system and no leaks . So where is the air coming from ???
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG16SSX
We started with plugs cap and rotor, no fix, checked for vacume leaks, none found, squeezed of fuel return line studder went away, put fuel pump in, prob. still there, checked fuel pressure 40 psi, put in pressure regulator, pinched off return line again 80psi...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBB6141Y
Hi techs. Working on a 2000 Prelude Base model. Customer complining of poor fuel mileage. Long term fuel trim is -15.6% (Minus 15.6%) Short term fuel trim average is -16%. Hydrocarbons are 187 @ idle, 0 @ 2500 RPM. Front oxygen sensor is sweeping about three t...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge VIN: 5FNRL18503
we have spent a lot of time on this one but have done very little. we followed the tree from all data and replaced the iac with honda unit with no help. the idle will jump from 600 to 1100 intermittently. throttle plate was not dirty but we cleaned it anyway. ... Trouble codes: P0505
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
During cold start up, under load, motor stalls. O2 readings oscillate between .5v but shortly there after flatlines to 0.0v at idle and engine does not stall after motor has reached normal operating temp.. When accelerating from idle to [...] O2 sensor read... Trouble codes: P0172 (lean condition)
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNN2749S
Hi guys,tough jag here,its my car again,it runs in open loop all the time according to my scanner,snap on modus generic obd 2 mode,all my inputs are good,i even installed a maf from another car and installed mine on his car and they both read the same voltages...
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)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
morning i have this grand cherokee that is setting a code P0720. i followed mitchell and led to replacing the speed sensor at the rear of the transfer case. the light still goes on as soon as the speed hits 15 mph. the speedometer seems to work correctly and... Trouble codes: P0720 (low output speed sensor rpm above 15 mph)
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Manual transmission noisy VIN: KNDJA7237X
I have replaced this transmission with 2 used transmissions. still have the same problem, very noisy. any help?
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.
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Hi group, this customer is a do it yourselfer and has replaced the above parts and flushed out the entire system. the problem is rapid cycling of the compressor, you can watch it cycle with gauges hooked up as low side drops to 25psi. I personnally have verife...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Vehicle came in with overheating at times. Have done lots of work on cooling sys. But problem still persists.
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L timing belt VIN: JM1BF2321J
I recently purchaced the vehicle from my cousin who had bought it new in 1988 has the original timing belt with 10,300 original miles on it and was used for short trips ( 680 miles/ year) ... I would like an opinion from the IATN members ...should I chan...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
vehicle arrived a few weeks ago with complaint of SES light on. scanned for codes, got P0441. Initial check under the hood I noticed that someone installed a wrecker engine in it. The vacuum lines for the canister purge were mixed up with the EGR system. I cor... Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L temp gauge VIN: 4F2YU091X1
Searching for info on testing the dash cluster,specifically the temp gauge. Temp gauge and scanner reading are usually cohesive,but sometimes the Temp gauge will bury to the Hot but the scanner reading will be normal (196 F), or thereabouts. It appears that on...
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...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBFA63E1R
I have a customers vehicle in which the radio nor the antenna operate. The radio will operate intermittently with the key in the key on engine off position. I have power through the fuses including the fuse through the amp. It is a bose system. Any help would ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L needs rear muffler VIN: WDBFA67E4P
Gentleman customer needs a rear muffler but wants a performance type, better sound! Can't seem to find any one that carrys this item. Any ideas where to go? please help and your input always appreciated
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA34EIS
The car won't idle properly when engine is cold. The throttle position is variable from .7 to 1.8 degrees and the idle speed fluctuates from 300 -690 RPM's. Beckman technologies tested the ASR/throttle opener and it passed. They said if the problem persisted, ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Accessories VIN: WDBGA70GXX
Gents. I have this vehicle with a analog Phone factory built in showing an error 3 on screen I can't find any information on this item any one familiar with this issue , please help and thanks in advance.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lighting VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
Hello all! This mercury came in with interior lights on and door ajar light staying on. Took NGS and looked at the PIDS for door swithes all showed closed in the DDM. Run on demand test and got a b1322 driver door switch short to ground ran code as per mitchel...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA4MR51M1S
need some help from the mitsubishi folks out there- customer had montero towed in for no start- found crankshaft sensor bad and replaced sensor with oe. ran great after that, customer came back with complaint about dying at stops signs, found vacuum leak at in...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Vent Control VIN: JN1HZ16S9G
Alright Nissan A/C techs, time to pick your brains. I have an 86 300zx in the shop with a vent problem I canít seem to figure out. When the car is idling or driven at low engine RPMs, the vent and a/c function is normal. As soon as you stand on the accelerator...
1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: JN1PB22S8J
Hello Techs, We have been exploring iATN for a while with some good results and this is our first post. Hopeing for some help from the Nissan guys. The problem is 88 Nissan Sentra, fuel injected originally four speed manual, now five speed manual. Vehicle star...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L dome lights VIN: 1G3WHSSM9R
This car kills the battery by the interior lights staying on,we have a 2amp draw on # 4 fuse in the electrical center under hood.The only way we can eleminate the draw is to remove ALL the 4 fuses in the glove box(any combination will still have a 2amp draw)(c...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L tire monitor VIN: 1G3NL52E3X
I just need tire monitor reset procedure, there was no owner's manual with the vehicle, and no info in shop key. vehicle wii be back for additional work i'd like to be able to reset the monitor when it's in for that. thanks in advance!
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ5218S
I have a real brain teaser. This vehicle originally came in for a stall and very poor run. The symptoms were not present until vehicle was upto operating temperature for awhile. After it would stall the engine will idle roughly. I can raise the RPM to 2000 and... Trouble codes: P0341
1994 Saturn SW1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZG8597R
This Saturn has an extremely intermittant problem; after hot soak it cranks, but won't start. This condition only lasts for about 2 minutes at best, and often it does not happen at all. During the no starts I've been able to reproduce the following is true: Ha...
1984 Subaru GL 1.8L No Start VIN: EFJ18T2AF0
Just got this one in. This vehicle has 2 fuel filters that the owner replaced because it would start and then Idle but then die. It started after it set a while but now it won't start at all. The fuel pump isn't coming on when the key is turned on. I can't fin...
1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L air bag VIN: JF1GC244XP
We replaced the combination switch on this because the dimmer function was not working. We installed a good used switch which came with what appeared to be a good clockspring. Switch works fine but air bag light is now on. Figured the used clockspring that cam...
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.4L fuel system VIN: WV1EG0705T
This vehicle came in with hard start, rough idle and black exhaust on heavy acceration. We have checked the glow plugs and had the injectors sent out to be checked and cleaned. We did a compression test but I was unable to find and specs for this vehicle in mi...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Haldexclutch VIN: WAUXD68D81
Thanks To all who replied. The Haldex Clutch is an electro magnetic clutch in the rear differential on the Audi TT Quatro only.The other quatro models use a differential off the front Transaxle to drive rear wheels. Thanks again! This iatn and its members true...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L no shift VIN: WBAGD8323R
It is hard to check and add the correct amount of fluid so we did a filter change - resealed the pan and added new fluid to make sure the amount was correct - we also removed the shift control switch on the console and sure enough it was pretty gummed up due t...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor, recirculation VIN: WBAHD5328S
Had two replies on this one and both hit the nail on the head. Evap temp sensor was damaged on reassembly. New temp sensor installed and all is well..
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322V
we replaced plugs,boots,2 coils,convertor,intake cover(pcv) intake manifold, took the car to the dealer to diagnose 3 hours later still has no answer to what the problem is. thank you to all how responded. neal [...] Trouble codes: P0308 (cyl 8 missfire).
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63482
Thank you for the replies,The reset for the brake lining and many other service items are done through the instrument cluster here is the procedure,with the ingnition on press the reset button on the upper left corner of the cluster for about 10 sec untill a r...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW52KXS
Thank you to all who replied with suggestions. This was a long drawn out process as it was an intermittant process. After replacing the fuel pump and filter as most suggested, the cold no start was still a problem. We decided to replace the crank sensor for go...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L valves VIN: 1G4AG55M1T
Hey everybody, It is done! I had 28 hits on this problem and almost everyone said the pushtubes were in wrong. Well I have to admit I was begining to think the samer thing but I looked at the box the gaskets came in and it said these fit the 2nd design. I thou...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L customer VIN: 2G4WB52K8W
thank all of you very much. the right front strut mount was the fix, not visable wear but after removal very obvious center completly separated. never could catch anything on scope or tech 2. note: these sensors are inside of hubs not external rings. thanks ag...
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WF5215X
Well the fuel pump resistor fixed the buick. Thank you all for the quick responses. I definitely couldn't see the forest for the trees on this one. Thank you again.
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF52YXR
replaced pcm and it cleared the problem. thanks for your replies Trouble codes: P0035.
1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start VIN: 75YHTFDFH5
thanks for all replys guy's the problem is fix and car runs great now ... a fuse link on the starter is the problem ..clean it and everything all right now
1992 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBHC34K5N
Sorry for the delay,the owner wanted to run most of the fuel out before we worked on it.I got a lot of replies on this one and most said to replace the fuel pump. I did that today and it started right up and he left and no more hard start warm. Thank you all f...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHC33F2R
After replacing the air filter, the owner drove it a week & brought it back for me to check, and the code had not returned...runs great now... Trouble codes: 69 (tcc always engaged).
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDU06DXR
Thank you all gentlemen for your replies - some suggested crank sensor, others injectors, and 1 was short and sweet - gotta get fuel pressure reading cold first - so first thing this morning I hooked up the pressure tester without starting vehicle and found wh...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5246S
i went back to were i started i began this repair with a diagnostic and my info lead me to the fuel injectors ,so ripped them out again purchased a set linder tech injectors and the car went into fuel control and passed illinois emission test on a 31 second fa...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L vent system VIN: 1GBKC34J4V
ending up replacing injectors fuel presure normal,5 psi bleed down,customer said fuel smell going away thanks everyone
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1GAHG39R3Y
Thank you to everyone who helped me fix this van. Tony hit it on the head. Sugested cleaning maf and problem is fixed. I learned from a delco tech that you can not check fuel volume from the shrader valve port on these vans. I guess there is to much of a restr... Trouble codes: P1336.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55E21
When you Disconnect the battery ground, the car would start until the U-Code would set. Installed a new BCM, used my Tech 2 to set it up, then used the 3- 10 minute relearn in Alldata so the BCM recognizes the Theft password. Some said ignition switch, or key ...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L p/s pump VIN: 3ENEK13T82
Thanks for all the help.I think we found the problem but will be unable to try it because the customer can't afford the upgrade to a New Gm pump. GM has updated the pump and accutator for this problem. one again thanks to all who helped us out
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L guages, radio, cuts out VIN: 13ES26C72D
I had nine replies, several stating to replace ignition switch, one to replace instrument cluster & several to check wiring harness. I have been driving this vehicle myself for over a week now and put on over 100 miles. I have had no problem. I have checked wi...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F4T
First of all Thank You to all that replied and helped me out with repairing vehicle. Especially to the Gentleman from Ford that helped with wiring schematic of IDM, this helped alot. Sorry for the wait on closing this one, I was gone for 10 days and did not ge... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor Circuit), P0630 (Internal Ram Error).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Power assist VIN: 1FTYR10C5X
THanks so much to all of you. Most of the responses I recieved hit the problem right off! It's air in the system. Air got in when we turned the wheel with out engine running, such as turning for caliper access during brake job. To fix it we followed your sugge...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU74E5Y
I would like to thank Paul [...]. We tried starting cold and the vehicle would not start. We recieved the new IAC (which I replaced because we did try to clean it)and after install fired up with no n...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13PXY
Thank for all the replies. Most of you suggested MAF. I thought I had removed and cleaned this, but maybe I did not. The two things I did do were, removed the MAF, (usally I take a clean dental pick and carefully scrap the surfaces of the elements), then I hav... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake pull VIN: 1FTZF17261
i must close this ticket without a fix. i do not know when this truck will return. i also am sorry for a late close, we are a two man shop with one on vacation now. the following suggestion were given: clogged or twisted hose, type of brake pads-i have had sug...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power assist VIN: 2FAFP71W93
It appears that I will not be able to fix this car before my help request time runs out. I did, however, get two additional responses to my update. Stephen says it may be a problem similar to the old Chryslers 'morning sickness'; where p/s fluid leaks in the...
1993 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKEL19W3P
Thank you everyone. 99.9 perct. said it would be in the cpi unit. You were all correct. It was leaking from the pres. regulator. I went to GM, they had everything in stock so I installed the cpi unit along with the lines. While i was there I also cleaned out t...
1997 Hummer H1 6.5L blower motor VIN: 137ZA9031V
i apologize for the delay in closing this post. the customer has picked up the hummer and will return at a later date. the information i have received from you guys is very good and i'm sure we will be able to fix this vehicle once it is brought back. i will b...
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L starter ? VIN: 4S1CR11ZOM
Well I want to thank everyone for there input on this one,Nobody got this one right! it one for the books.I took just about everybodies advice including installling a relay.I did the voltage drop test and even went as far as changing the starter drive 'OE I mi...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L ABS system VIN: SALJY1247V
Tank you to all who have replied. Brakes felt fine and customer wasn't worried about the [...] being on. Thanks again.
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L smoke on start up VIN: JTHF10U020
sorry about the delay. i was waiting for verifcation from the owner of the vehicle. changing the rear valve cover did the trick.thanks to all that responded.
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L No Start, floods at cold start VIN: 17TLNLM97V
the fix was a new idle air bypass valve, sorry for the delay spent some quality time in the hospital ( i was rearended sitting at a stop light) the air valve i was talking about was the extra butterfly in the throttle body that are part of the traction control...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28A5X
Thanks for all the replies.We have came to the conclusion that it is an internal problem with the head.At this point,the customer is taking it to the dealer.He said he would let us know what the exact problem was, after the dealer makes the repair,I will then ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), B1202 (unknown), B1249 (unknown).
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No 2nd and 3rd VIN: 1231300121
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I checked and rechecked my vacuum to the modulator etc. I then, at the urging of a few removed the rear tailshaft to see if the governor had come loose and was rotating on the tailshaft. I found no problems...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Instrument panel lights VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
Thanks for the help, this one had me for a little while. I finally found the schematic in alldata which showed two dimmer modules. The test says if all three steps pass replace the 'switch'. Upon calling for the part I found the 'switch' also listed that way i...
1978 Other European Silvershadow 412CID blower/ comp. VIN: SRG3364111
AT times the smallest things can send you on a wild goose chase, I want to Thank replies received from Jim, Patric, Luke and Peter, all suggested the power source being on the right front fender, after rechecking the source we found a broken wire at the fuse, ...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G2FV32P1S
Thanks for all the replys.They were all helpfull.I cked and tryed the air in the system.1 compression ran smooth I knew somthing else was found the Scott was right there was air the system.Thanks to all.The fans came on at 221f down to 213f after now that I bl...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L lock-up convertor VIN: 1G2WJ12M4T
This unit is on the soon to retire list! We did a transmission service on it (pretty burned) and added stabilizer. Customer is now getting intermittant OD and lockup. I believe, considering the information gathered by you fine techs that this transmission is d...
1987 Porsche 911 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WPOZZ291ZH
Gentlemen I'm sorry that there has been no fix as yet. I did recieve 7 replys and have answered them individually. This involved rechecking a number of things already done. Our conclussion is that the engine harness is at fault and a new one has been ordered. ...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R8W
Last night I decided to disassemble all timing components for inspection all looked OK until we removed to cam gear from the driverside camshaft. We found the guide pin had sheard flush with cam. When we inspected the Cam-Crank Timing it all looked correct bec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306.
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