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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4658J
Hello, This vehicle cranks, but does not start. It has no spark and no fuel injector trigger. We checked for codes and found a code 15, ignition output signal circuit. The check chart led us to replace the ignitor. The vehicle had no change in symptoms after ... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal circuit)
1988 Acura Legend 2.7L Brakes lock up VIN: JH4KA4648J
Car came from another shop for brake problems. After driving car for 5 minutes brake pedal starts to get hard and rise. Other shop installed two new master cylinders and 2 power booster. We flushed brake system, was very dirty. No change. replaced master cylin...
1997 Acura TL 2.5L tires VIN: JH4UA2655V
Thanks for checking this one out. This is may dads vehicle so I am under pressure for some answers! The problem is that the tires are cupping bad! We initially installed Michelin x1 tires and they were shot in 10,000 miles. We did later find out that they were...
1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, starts cold VIN: WAUBC544XM
I have this Audi that starts OK cold but has a long crank time warm and has gotten progressively worse. Today it wont start hot at all.Has spark and fuel pressure and I tried lifting the sensor plate up and still nothing.I used the cold start injector by power...
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L lower control arms
Hi this beemer is in with worn out lower control arm bushings it has aluminum lower control arms not in stock at dealer can these be replaced with steel ones dealer parts was not sure
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS module VIN: WBABJ6326S
No codes present. ABS light remains on and ABS inopperative. Pin check all inputs and outputs. Everything appears normal. Replaced control unit, still has ABS light on.
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8329T
help!!! after resolving a number of obvious air injection related concerns, i now have an air pump that actually operates, but still have codes for same! mitchell has a sketchy description of the problem, and no real diagnostic routine. am i missing someting s... Trouble codes: P1421 (secondary air injectionbank1), P1423 (secondary air injection bank 2)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Outside Air Temp VIN: WBAGG834XY
Hi Guy and Gals I am trying to locate the A/C "Outside Air Temperature Sensor" on this 2000 740i. Scantool data stream says -45 degrees celsius. The Dealer says it's on the left front corner of the vehicle. I have removed the bellypan and both plastic inner fe...
1991 Buick Regal 3.8L master cyl VIN: 2G4WB11L2N
hi all you techs out there im haveing a problem with a moraine 3 brake system which has no power assist. the costomer cant afford the cost of a new unit from the dealer and i cant seem to find an after market supplier for these units or anyone who can rebuild ...
1992 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G4AL54N6N
Hello all, I have this lovely Buick here, that occasionally stalls, backfires, races to almost 3000 RMS. Codes that came up were for coolant temp sensor and ESC circuit. Replace both coolant temp sensor, replaced knock sensor. Driving down the road, all of a... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant Temp), 43 (ESC Sensor)
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6EL13B2N
hello friends, have a problem car, failing smog, high nox at 15 and 25. egr system functions properly, good valve and flow. ignition timing is correct. oxygen sensors functioning properly, engine temperture correct. fuel trim data is whats puzzling me. blm is ...
1992 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GBEG25K5N
This vehicle came in with a stalling complaint, when it arrived on the wrecker, it started right up. Checked for codes-none. Test drove for 10 miles-ran perfect. After shutting engine off, tried to restart and it cranked for 6-8 seconds before it started. Rest...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14SXS
Hello felow techs, Im in over my head with this one. 95 chevy c1500 diesel pickup was towed into my shop about 2 months ago, with a no start situation. we pushed it into the shop and put the batteries on charger for several hours. we then tried to start it, an...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L engine VIN: 1GCEC19R9T
This is one of those headache jobs, last summer customer bought this truck from dealership, later the same day truck would not start, dealer towed, looked at said nothing wrong, truck started right up. Four more times this happened all within two months, custo...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L rotors VIN: 2G1WX12X1T
This vehicle came in with clicking noise. I test drove it and heard nothing at first, then once the brakes where heated up there was a clicking noise when the brakes were aplied. So I took the car back to the shop and found the rotors were slightly warped, the...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEC19R5V
This truck came in with check engine light on, no other symptoms. It had P1870 stored in freeze frame but nowhere else. If I check dtc status it says dtc not supported. We posted on this truck 2 months ago for the same problem. Most replies said to replace the...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L ABS Activation VIN: 1GCGK2946Y
Thanks in advance for any advice ... Got this one in Monday with a slow speed ABS activation. Does not do it when driving straight ahead, only when turning, like "whipping it into a parking spot" as the customer states. Have searched achives and TSBs for info....
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS1445Y
this is my truck it cuts out at slight tip-in, sometimes it does it real intermittently and sometimes lately i can make it do it almost all the way home (10 miles) the cut out is severe and may be once or several times and you can hear a backfire if its persis...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K31
this vehicle misfires bad under heavy loads and spark knocks real bad, thought plug wires were cross firing they helped a little but did not fix whole problem. plugs are ok. it would seem that something in the primary ignition system is having a problem. one o... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Daytime running lamps VIN: 1G1JC12411
Customer states intermittently the daytime running lights (DRL's) come on, off, flicker, etc. The DRL indicator goes off when the lights go off. We had vehicle duplicate problem in the shop. We just turned ignition to ON, DRL's and indicator on dash "flickered...
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...
1987 Dodge B150 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2B7GB13H5H
high co at 2500 rpm. o2 sensor ranges. attempted to confirm that the system is in control by manipulating the o2 sensor. no change in co. grounding the mc solinoid thus driving it full lean causes co to go below 1%.no evidence of fuel run over at idle.how do w... Trouble codes: 11 (oxg solenoid circuit)
1993 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 2B4GH4533P
This caravan is in pretty fair shape for the number of miles on it. Going down the road, it will suddenly 'step out' to the right or left. This is not necessarily under acceleration or deceleration. It can occur while driving at a steady speed. I know that the...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 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...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Y4W
Customer complained of intermintant low power, chk engine light on & engine miss. We have only the miss fire codes to go on. fuel pressue is 49 lbs. I hav'nt had the so called loss of power, but i will feel the intermintant engine miss @ cruise & idle. clear c... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0305-), P0305 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Rear air/heat VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
Please help me Chrysler Techs. This van came in with the complaint of rear heat going out the top vent only. I checked out our mitchell and the rear controls go off the drivers heat control, which when on cold comes out upper vents, and when on hot comes out l...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R7Y
i replaced leak dection pump, fuel cap and vent valve last year. emission was fail code p0442 and p0456.driving after few days emission retest was ok. this year check engine light was on fail for same codes again. she always refuel car when fuel light comes on... Trouble codes: P0442, P0456
1965 Ford Thunderbird 430CID Heater core
Help! I need procedure for replacing the heater core on this beast. If possible I need published labor time as well.
1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14TXK
Engine will start but will stall until hot. During warm up if the gas pedal is feathered and held at 3000 rpm eng will run but if pushed down or released the engine will stall. When hot runs good with only a slight hesitation but until then vehicle is not driv...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W5R
car was driving 45mph and lost power . when car got here would hardly idle. soon as you touch the gas it died. now it won't run at all,seems to flood out soon as you start to crank engine.mass good,spark good,fuel pressure good,injector pulsing,tried replacing...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25F4T
Cranks, no start, scaned computer,po603,po340,assumed bad cam sensor, replaced, still no start, ran koeo test no codes, printed ford no start chart, crankcase oil overfull, high pressure pump resivor is full to the top, reran koeo test, no codes, ran injector ... Trouble codes: P0603, P0340
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Left Power Window VIN: 1FTDX1862V
The drivers power window won't go down,Pass window works ok. Has GEM fault code B1410. If the window motor is given power and ground it will roll down,after reconecting will roll up normaly with switch.If switch is pushed for down the relay will click on and ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L starter VIN: 1FMRU17L2W
We installed a new heater core in this vehicle. Everything went as planed, but the truck won't start. There is no signal to the starter. When you turn the key on all the lights come on in the dash but no starter function. We had the dash loose and partially ou...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Vehicle does not have a catilitic converter. Vehicle also seems to drive ok but will set code as soon as you road test it and put it under a load. Trouble codes: P1247
1991 GMC S15 Jimmy 4.3L starter VIN: 1GKC11829M
customer complains that vehicle would hardly start/not start right after hot soak - ( 15-20 minutes of driving) it almost seemed like bad starter/ starter binding or a weak battery.tested charging system and it is fine. installed new starter and battery and it...
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Engine oil in coolant VIN: JHMBB2258N
Hi guys, need some help on this one. Seems like a slam dunk for head gasket, but leakdown is better than terrific at (5% leakdown per jug. Could engine oil be forcing its way into the coolant inside the oil cooler? (where the oil filter screws on) Engine oil ...
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...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L No Start VIN: UD11NPVU22
We have two of these models with identical symptoms. Periodic instances of failure to start, never stops once running. When the fault occurs, it has been established by a roadside assistance organisation that there is voltage to the coils but no spark. Once th...
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
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ58SXW
hi jeep techs this jeep has part-time tansfer case.while in 2wd moving forward if you shift into 4wd it will not engage unless you stop and put it in reverse,then it will go into 4wd.if you are in 4wd and want to go back to 2wd you,again you have to stop and g...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L vent operation VIN: 1J4GZ48SXW
Hello Chrysler Knowledge Techs, This Jeep has vent operation problems. It blows mostly out the floor vents all the time and only a very little out the defrost or dash vents. It is a manual control system and NOT an automatic temperature control. I checked the...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S51
Hello Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in with the MIL light on & P0455 EVAP SYSTEM LARGE LEAK. There is a bulletin regarding the LDP and the purge valve having intermittent problems. WE could not condemn these parts as they tested good at the time. We have ch... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system leak large)
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L tcm VIN: KNAFB1214Y
Customer brought vehicle to Kia dealership with CEL (check engine light) on and o/d off (offdrive off) light blinking and was diagnosed with a bad tcm. However, the tranny seems to drive fine and it's been over a year since the diagnosis and 2 yrs since the cu...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JT6HF10U0X
hi all- this rx300 is at a friends transmission shop up the street, and they have got a problem. It came from a used car lot so the history is, it was traded with the problem. Its a u140f transmission. It came in with no 3rd gear, they tore it down and found ...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
Gents need some advice here, We are a european repair shop. I am working on a customers sons car and kinda in a bind. This car was diagnosed w/bad head gaskets. It overheated and has no compression. We verified the problem and are in the process of removing he...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
Hello again iATN members. I have this Lincoln that cuts out under heavy accel(actually my brother is working on this one) but I was also checking it out with him today. Under normal accel sometimes it's lazy (no power) and sometimes it's fine. If you accel har... Trouble codes: P1633, P1233, P0320
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Converter VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
Car has come in approx. two months ago with same codes. Was unable to reproduce complaint, Customer took vehicle to dealer and they set everything back to default. Customer said it has started acting up(Harsh Shifts)more frequently. She brought it back and it ...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Charging VIN: 4M2DV11W1T
have batt and brake lamp on battery charging fine no brake problems checked connections at fuse linkes from batt to 120 amp fuse in fuse box under hood cleaned connections bypassed connections ran an extra wire from alt to fuse box and to connections lights st...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L egr code VIN: JN1CA21D0X
car had egr low flow code, we had the egr valve, egr air sensor changed and clean egr pipe sensor clean out of carbon, car still will have the same low flow egr code even after egr monitor is set.
1996 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L A/C Control VIN: 1G3CX52KOT
We installed a new compressor but this condition was here when the vehicle came in. The Air does not blow out of the dash vents. Only the defrost. We have checked for manifold vacuum and it is good and the storage tank under the right fender well is not cracke...
1985 Other European silver spur 412CID Mechanical VIN: SCAZN42AOF
hello gentlemen , if any body has a complete torque spec. list for this silver spur it would be greatly appreciated. the motor is 412 cubic inch v/8.also the firing order would be appreciated.we are doing lifters on this car.any vacuum diagrams too.
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ52LXN
Hey Gm Techs, I have this 1992 Pontiac Bonneville customer bought a year ago, ended up replacing Coil Pack, Module, Cam Sensor, tune-up when buying. Car runs good most of the time. When it is 70 degrees or warmer out, and engine has warmed up good, then sets f...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2JD12TSV
hi guys this sunfire has a hard time starting in the mornings only. 1St thing in the morning when you start the vehicle it cutts off, several times, and if you give it gas the rpm's flacuate up & down like it want to cut off and then it will stay running.Once ...
1979 Porsche 924 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9249105989
I need the specs for tune up ie: points gap , dwell, timing etc... This vehicle is the german made version and does not have electronic ignition as per our spec books here. It has points and therefore I need the right info for this tuneup. In north america the...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L electronic VIN: YSS3DD78N3
Hi Gang, The ground signal to excite the AC compressor relay is missing. When I bypass the relay the AC system works fine with good numbers. I do not have the scanner to get into the AC module, read codes or do a performance test for this car. I am working fr...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 4S3BG6856W
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L vvti VIN: JTDBT12362
i have a echo here that originally came in with a code 1349 vvti malfunction.i tested the system according to the tsb and the accuator would stick every once in a while.by this i mean with power applied to the oil control valve the engine would sometimes idle ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
Hi there, This is a regular customer whose kid drives to college an hour and a half each way each day. On the way home only & only when going 75-80 MPH the engine dies sometimes. He pulls over, cycles the key and is off again. Only happens a couple times a w...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Duct temp VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Compressor runs all the time. Blows ambient air or a little warmer approx 75 deg F. Replaced expansion valve, drier, then compessor with no difference. High side pressure steady and never gets much over 100 psi, Low side steady at around 35 - 40 psi. No high p...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M1X
Hello fellow warriors, Need a little assistance on this VW. Mitchell does not show any troubleshooting info on code 342. In fact, it does not even tell where to locate the camshaft sensor. The scary thing is it may not even have a problem with that area if it... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor circuit low input)

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Power Steering Pump/Fluid VIN: 19UUA5640X
As many sugguested, resealing the pump solved the problem. Evidently, the combination of the tension of a new belt, a brittle shaft seal, and the large pulley diameter on this model all come together to cause this trouble. I will make sure to tell customers ab...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L coolant warning VIN: WBAGF8320V
Sorry about the length of time on this reply. I have not rescheduled this car for this problem yet. Most replies indicated that I would need to replace the coolant expansion tank as well as the coolant level sensor. Apparently, the tanks break inside and one c...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADM6336X
I Received many very helpful Replies and almost all said that yes, It will need a ABS module to repair.Eric [...] said that about 50 percent of the time,the ABS module even when coded correctly will not work with the Hyd. control unit.He said to recomend the en...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 2G1FP22P3R
Thanks for all the replies. I wish I could share what fixed the problem but I'm not sure. Due to time, we took a two approach repair. We sent the pcm for re-programming and replaced the trans with another. Vehicle fixed. Thanks Again !!
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDN19W8S
Sorry it took so long to post a reply. I thought I would wait for a while to see if it came back again. As per most of the replies, the EGR Valve seems to have repaired the problem. The EGR Percentage was reading 1% at idle and that finally led to the repair. ...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBHK34F7T
I did find out what was causing the no start after I replaced the fuel injection pump. I did some tests and this is what I found. -Using the Tech2, Injection closure time is 14.2ms (needs to be around 2.0ms)All other data is good. I labscoped fuel sol. Closu...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L coolant temp sensor VIN: 1GNDX03E4V
Thank you very much for all the info. It helped me come up with a good way to solve this problem. This is the first time that I had one act like this because you could drive the vehicle for a while and every thing would be alright. Then after a while an air po...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L cat con gets red hot VIN: 1C4GH54R6P
Thank you everyone and iATN for your ideas and tips. I found a very bad pressure reg. That simple! It was right in front of me, but thanks to all of you was able to finish the job.
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Cruise light flashes VIN: 2C3HL56F1S
Thanks for the help. Many said intake gasket failure common on this engine, but was not the problem in this case. Several replies indicated the cruse control light will flash when the cam & crank are out of sync. BINGO! Car had jumped time. New timing belt fix...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L power sterring VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
this problem was fix by replacing the cooler that was in the return line it must have been clogged. after it was replaced the inlet side of the pump where it is feed the p/s fluid was not colapsing like it was before. thanks to everyone who replied
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R1T
We followed the sugestions we received we tested current flow through each coil and found #1 coil to flow higher current than the other two. We replaced this coil pack only to discover next that the coil driver wire #1 and #2 are melted together we replaced th...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC13Y5V
Well, unfortunately the 3 help requests were no help in this case-this PCM is shuttting down and will not communicate on the FIRST key-on cycle. I am in process of pulling the wiring harnes and cutting it open in hopes of finding a source of the problem. Will ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L speedometer VIN: 1B7HG48N62
I had overwhelming responses.Most said the vss signal originated from the rear diff abs sensor,which I replaced and this fixed the truck.The abs warning lights went off soon as I started the truck without even clearing fault.I did have to clear the engine comp...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L heated seats VIN: 1D4HB58N44
Unfortunately, this vehicle ended up going back to the dealer. I was told that they replaced the heating elements inside the seat. Apparently they can short out, especially when there is weight in the seat. Thanks to all who replied.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L ping sound VIN: 1FTEX15Y6P
I had to get feedback from the customer after several hundred miles of driving. All is OK. As several had suggested it was a partially plugged EGR passages and EGR valve. After a time consuming cleaning and reinstallation of the valve, applying vacuum to the e...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5142S
Well this one took some time to get back in the shop. When we did we replaced the cam syncronizer asy. Still noisey, then removed the intake manifold to inspect the lifters we found 1 lifter with the roller bearing axle worn out. Then we pulled the engine and ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L head VIN: 2FTRX17W2X
Thanks for the input but it would seem it was bust from the get-go. No mechanics only a lot of miss guided good intentions, as it would seem the plugs had not been changed since new (owner decided only after the recent increase in fuel costs) so as it would se...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU22X5W
We really appreciate all the feedback - all the recommendations were performed but, the problem was still there - what we found was that the #2 / #6 cylinder coil wiring harness was grounded all the time - the remaining cylinders were not(which is correct - co... Trouble codes: N0.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
For my first help request, I am awed with the quick response and great tech information. Thanks to all for the most excellent help. The lt fuel trim was 20-22 prior to the resealing and after it was 6. The customer spent a day in the vehicle and reported back ... Trouble codes: P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
i guess where i went wrong on this one is that i have not done enough of these to know i had a bias voltage on the sense circut, i was using the snapon brick trouble shooter and the last one i had was stuck low, and never looked at it disconected. put on a new... Trouble codes: P0401 (INSUFFICIENT EGR FLOW DETECTEDmemory code), P1408 (INCORRECT EGR FLOWengine running code).
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L misfire VIN: 1FMZU72K93
Indeed this explorer was under a 'campaign' for the timing cassete. I was happy to steer my customer towards the free repair, and not get tangled up in doing a timing chain that would eat up valuable stall time. Thanks for the guidence.
1993 GMC Jimmy 4.3L no 1st gear in drive
Of the nine replies I got David from Australia was the most helpful at diagnosing the problem. I had damaged two of the teflon seals when I installed the front drum over the input shaft. After reusing two old rings I got the thing back together but I fear that...
1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L engine assembly VIN: 1GKEL19W5V
Thanks for all the replies, they were very helpful. The job went pretty well for us. We couldn't figure a way to chain the front of the body to the hoist, (above ground asymetrical), without the subframe in place, so we removed everything we could from the r...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Dome lights VIN: 1GKDT13W8W
Hi guys-thanks for all your help. You did get me thinking in the right direction. After unhooking lock out switch at driver's switch the driver's window worked correctly. I then looked at where the wiring was going after that and started looking at connectors ...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L abs pump VIN: 2GTEK19RW1
Thank you for the help on bleeding abs Kelsey hayes. I thought that was the correct procedure however I let my son convince me otherwise in any case the brakes work great thanks for theassist
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19WX1
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7264M
The Final fix ended to be a coil, The replacement coil was defective, In all my years as a technician, I have never seen so much of defective new parts in the last two or three years) The quality is certinaly down. The conclusion come to be inside the distribu...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L rattle VIN: SAJHX624XV
thanks for the responces we checked body mounts the noise still seams to be coming from shock area we tried to shim the top but didnt help found out the car was hit in lh frt causing wiring problems in frt park lamp and outside temp sensor customer is taking t...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Module VIN: SAJGX5246W
The fix was to replace the ABS/traction control relay which I am asuming got spiked when the Tow truck TECHNICIAN jumped the battery. Not to difficult as it can be sneaked out without disconnecting the brake lines if you hold you mouth just right. Thanks f...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
morning folks, this one is fixed. fred [...] hit it on the head. apparently there are 3 speed sensors in the transmission and the transfer case. i had replaced the wrong one. here's how it works. apparently there is an imput speed sensor... Trouble codes: P0720 (low output speed sensor rpm above 15 mph).
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
Thanks for the input, cleared the the code & told the woman it may have been a fluke thing. Thanks guys Trouble codes: P0460.
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1247T
Hi there techs, We received several replies on this one, most of which suggested that the injectors were likely leaking dowm. We checked for this and found no evidence of this occurring, however, in the proces of checking for leak down through the injectors ... Trouble codes: P1177 (Long Term Fuel Trim Too Rich Both Banks), P1193 (Downstream Heater Inferred Open Circuit Fault).
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Power Steering Pump , Press. Hose, VIN: 1LNLM82F6L
First, thanks to all of you guys who offered help. Archive searchers; see the responses and learn more about this system. Like I did. You guys were a great help and prevented a lot of wasted time and money. I'm very grateful for the time and knowledge that you...
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L engine VIN: JM1FC3325H
Thank you to all who replied, especially Alan. Following the procedures outlined by your emails, I was able to build compression in the front rotor, but not the rear. I have been too crazy with other work to get back to it, but I am confident I can bring it ba...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF1236N
Good morning techs.This one is out of here.after checking for ref voltage which was good and checking all grounds and disconnecting exhaust the truck was still running rich enough to blow a hole in the ozone.I removed the ecm and checked the board for any mark...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
I would like to thank all of you techs that took time out of your busy schedule to help me with this problem. as stated in the previous posts, i did a tune up and replaced tuneup required parts. the help responses that I got ar as follows, MAF, possible vac le... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0304, P0300.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lighting VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
After studying many wiring diagrams the mercury is fixed! The code B1322 in the drivers door module kind of leads you in the wrong direction because the description is 'drivers door circiut' when this is not always true, it could in fact be another door beacus...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L 4wd VIN: JA4MT31HX1
well I finally got it .special thanks to claudio,cameron,jeff,bruce,stanley,richard. CLAUDIO,you hit on the head.The solenoids under the air breather didn't have vacum going to them.we had pinched a hose when installing the motor off the steal line on the fire...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31DXY
I would like to thank everybody for taking the time to help me and my customer on this issue...The issue was the price of the MAF..We got one out of U.S. for $103.00 u.s In Canada this part was $526.00 what a rip of to Canadian owners of this product I have no... Trouble codes: P0171.
1988 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CW51C6J
thanks for all the help-we tried every thing that was sent to us but we still did not get the light to stay out- come to find out the customer has had the light on for two years and was not concerned with it. there were no drivability problems with this vehicl... Trouble codes: 26 (QDR Failure).
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