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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUED24B6Y
This vehicle was towed in as a no start. It died out while driving. Checked for broken t-belt first and it was found to be ok. Found no fuel pressure or spark. Check engine light does not come on with koeo. Also found there is no power to the fuel pump fuse or...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAHD6311P
Hi BMW techs & follows ! car was tow in last week,cust request to change starter.check bat & found totaly dead replace battery and car start & runs fein. While install bat terminals have seen that too much spark comes .So i check current draw and found 250 mA....
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6329S
The check engine light is on - scanned for codes and has "oxygen sensor control" codes - (201 / 203) both sensors have been replaced - the oxygen sensors appear ok - Previously when we replaced the oxygen sensors the computer gave different codes - the codes 2... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control 2)
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L starter VIN: WBAGK2321W
Calling on BMW TECHS, I have a 750iL that the customer drove to dinner and when he came out it would not crank over.He has tried his other keys but still a no crank senario. There is no commnication with the immobilizer (EWS)module. I have limited diagnostics ...
1986 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Battery VIN: 1G4CW69B9G
The battery on this Buick will go dead in about 2 hours (although sometimes it may take overnight). There is not enough amp draw when checking for a drain (less than 1 amp) yet battery goes dead fast. Battery has been checked and is okay (even installed a new ...
1989 Buick Regal Custom 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB14WXK
When vehicle gets to full temp it will stall and stumble and when it stalls out it wll not resart .Check for spark and fuel after stall and both up to specs.
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52K0V
This car came to the shop from a car lot. Car would run fine till parked hot for 1/2 hour or so and then just crank but no start.wait 5 min and car would start and run fine.Test fuel pressure and it was falling off at rapid pace. From 44psi running to 0 w/ key...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G5DA03E73
This vehicle will loose power to the fuel pump and stall .I found the body connector located under the left rear door corroded and cleaned it and replaced one terminal . I have switched the relay with one in the distribution box labeled DRL that has the same p...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KS52Y8S
Starting disabled, due to thief system, wait 3 min to start after waiting 3 min still will not start cheched all fuses and all are good any ideas?
1984 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.0L Piston height VIN: 1GCEG25H6E
I am putting together a 350 motor for a project. I have an 010 block. Block excellect but had a spun rod bearing. Have a tired 305 out of this old van that has a good crank & rods. My memory & alldata say the 305 & 350 both use the same rods & crank. Differenc...
1986 Chevrolet Cavalier CS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1JD69P8G
Car originally came in on hook... Died on highway no previous symptoms. Would not start. ECT read -30 degrees, oil ridden with gas, replaced ECT, changed oil, replaced plugs, started fine, misfire #1. Replaced cap, rotor and wires (all OE). Misfire gone, runs,...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power loss/boggs VIN: 2GCEK19RXT
Will not throttle up, boggs down like starving for fuel. Fuel changed. This happens underfull throttle mostly.
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R9V
i have been working on this car off and on for years. i know its history pretty well. has recently had engine replaced (we did work), complete tune-up, mass airflow, new converters, all 4 o2 sensors, tps replacement. not all were replaced to correct codes but ... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 indicates rich), P0175 (bank 2 indicates rich), P0102 (mass airflow signal low)
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L convertor VIN: 1GCCS14X9V
customer is complaning that vehicle is idling to fast. i've tested iac, smoke machined intake no leakes. the problem after riding with him and having scanner hooked up the vehicle will take off pretty good even if you don't give it any gas. idle is 600 rpm's w...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Severe spark knock VIN: 1GBHG31R0W
This Van was toed in a few months ago, the engine was blown, we replace with a NEW engine. After we had a sever spark knock , and a stall. We got the codes out and got P1345 , so we did diagnostic, and found the desired timing was out of spec, we replaced the ... Trouble codes: P1345 (Crank/Cam Correlation Problemb)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3G1JC1241W
HI all in IATN land. Car came in with a complaint on a chop after driving 15 miles or so at 65 mph. Had been to several other shops prior to coming here. Fuel pressure and volume ok. Ignition ok but plugs were junk. Installed AC plugs, Flushed injectors, rebur...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L high trans. line pressure VIN: 1GCGK29U6Y
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Electronic VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
Hello all. Customer brought this car in complaining of a surge. when i road tested it, i could not get the car to surge, but it was not shifting properly (hesitating and delayed into 4th) with the scanner i could see that the trans range switch, trans fluid pr...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L windshield wipers VIN: 1GNEL19W71
Vehicle came in with complaint that the wipers come on when ever vehicle started or the right turn signal is activated. Upon verification I found the wipers staying on always. The switch would change speeds but not turn them off. I unplugged the fuse and they ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L 1-2 Shift, 2-1 Shift VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
Hi guys, I am not the greatest trans. person in the world, so I am looking for a little help. This 300M does not like to go into first gear. Customer complaint is lack of power.In the bay with the wheels off the ground, the first time you start it it will go i...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L code setting VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
Ok fellas, I need some help. 01 Pt Cruiser with 60k miles came in with a check engine light. Codes indicate 1/1 O2 lean. I checked fuel pressure and it is good. TPS is working normally and idle voltage is .76v. Map seems to be fine and ECT is right on. I check... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Daewoo Nubira SX 2.0L odometer VIN: KLAJA52Z4X
Hi! Odometer and trip odmeter do not work. Speedometer works fine. Does anyone have any experience with anything like this? There is only one speed sensor on the trans. Thanks in advance!
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FP2534T
Hello. Here is the problem. This van will run for a short time. During this period, no codes are found and the scantool communicates with the PCM. After running for a few minutes the engine stalls. After which I lose my communication with the PCM but I can sti...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L lockup converter VIN: 1B4GP54R0T
stalls as soon as put in forward or reverse. tcc is locked up again. held at 2500 rpm put in drive ,lurched fwd and tcc unlocked. test drive trans works perfectly. as best i could tell there is no tcc solenoid,or wire to control it. doesn't show up in mitchel ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L no comminication VIN: 1B4GP54LXT
HELP ! i have a 1996 dodge caravan that does not communicate with either of my scanners (snap on and mastertech). the only readings i can get out of it are from the trans module , the ecm and body modules do not do a thing..no communication with either of thos...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP443WR
Idle plug has been removed & I can not set the minimum air rate. I've tried w/ a mastertech & MTS 2500. Idle reading is non responsive on scantool as I adjust screw. I eliminated the stall by a hit or miss adjustment procedure @ idle w/ & w/o a/c on. It will s... Trouble codes: 1294 (Target Idle not reached)
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L temp VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
started engine pressures started to go to normal, after 1 minute hi side and low side pressures drop. evap case does not feel cool at all. return line at h block is cold! hi side line does not get very warm, able to touch with hand, temp gun 90F. tried new dri...
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22YXX
Started to run bad put genises on tested all the output found nothing bad and there were no codes present and no codes pending and nothing in the history or freeze fram. When it started to run bad the check engine light came on but nocdes were there.It is runn...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP24RX4
the customer states there is no other drivability issues just dies out coming off the high way. i thought i had this figured out. that's the reason for iac replacement and thottle body cleaning! i tested cam and crank sensor signals with my vantage tester. not...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC2369Y
Hello everyone I got one of my wreckers to shut down wile i was towing a car. When it died out I was going down the road about 60 mph and it acted like it was starved for fuel, I changed fuel filter about 3000 miles ago, when this happened I changed the fule f... Trouble codes: P1688, P1693
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N9X
hi to the best tech out there. the problem i am having is customer camplain of no pick up.scan truck found code 700.reset code ,lite come back right away.took the truck on test drive ,while driving the teck and speed head go down to zero than abs and scurity l... Trouble codes: 700
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L no-bus VIN: 1B3E546C31
the vehicle starts and runs fine but the speedometer is inoperative and the odometer reads the words "no-bus". we cannot communicate with the computer in any way. alldata and other local resources are not helpful. we assumed a faulty computer and tried a used ...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3B7KC23C12
customer brought to shop with no power on acceleration from stop mostly notable when cold, also when cruising down interstate at approximately 1500 rpm can go to accelerate and no power and then burst of speed. also noted on test drive mostly after has sat and... Trouble codes: P0216
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4E3CS44R6N
The vehicle in question has will cut out intermittantly and turn engine light on. Usually after driving for a while, it will start cutting out and light will flash, sometimes it will clear up and light will go out by itself. I replaced ignition module but it d... Trouble codes: 44
1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU1214J
SOS!! Im getting whipped here...Bronco cant fight its way out of a bag. It has no power and on occasion will surge and stall. Customer has replaced cap rotor wires fuel filter and ISC motor and MAP. These are the results of my tests...fuel pressure good, base ...
1992 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L lock up VIN: 1FMDA41XXN
This AWD Aerostar came to us from another shop. They had trans rebuilt, and still has same problem. Begins to shudder as soon as the converter locks up. Put pressure on brake pedal to turn brake lights on and shudder goes away. TP sensor scopes ok,We replaced ...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15NXN
This vehicle has a rebuilt engine with a mild performance cam. We have got a severe rpm surge at all temperatures mainly when engine is loaded by putting into gear. The truck will stall at a stop light if surging pursists. The vehicle has lots of power and run...
1993 Ford Festiva L 1.3L reverse lights VIN: KNJPT05H1P
this vehicle has been gone for about a week. customer said that he has a leak coming from the car. I agreed with the customer when i saw the vehicle. I am still trying to find the leak it is trans fluid that was leaking i clean it all up and i am still looking...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Transfer cas VIN: 1FTEX14H1P
The truck will not move with the transfer case in 2WD or 4HI. Its like you are in neutral. If you go from drive to park, the park dog will make noise so I know the transmission is turning. If you put the transfer case in 4WD low it will move like its suppose t...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Air bag VIN: 1FALP4043R
This car is flashing an air bag code 61, Monitor not mounted properly. I checked all the grounds and connectors, repaired a few copnnections that were questionalbe and even replaced the monitor with a known good used one but cant seem to make this code go away...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
hi diesle techs this pickup was towed in for a no start. i hooked up my snapon scaner and pulled memory codes and found p0470 ebp out of range.not convinced that would cause a no start i proceded to look at the data steam. i watched the icp pressure while i c... Trouble codes: P0470 (ebp out of range)
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L ball joint VIN: 1FMCL3KD48
I am working on a 1996 Ford Explorer. Inspection showed bad ball joints. I removed the old joints, but can't find new ones that fit. I have had 4 sets on joints sent by application from 4 different vendors, 1 of which was the ford dealer. All the replacements ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cmp and synchronizer VIN: 1FAFP52U5W
I am replaceing the synchronizer housing (without the special tool recomended on michael on demand) and when I try to install the new housing into the gear I cannot get it to line up with the marks I made. It will go to the left of the marks I made and to the ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1424X
Misfire goes away when you unplug egr valve.Always misfires on #3 cylinder Trouble codes: 303 (misfire on 3 cylinder)
2000 Ford F650 8.0L Charging VIN: 3FDNF65A6Y
Good day all my friends in fix it land, I have this 2000 ford f650 with a cat dsl engine, replaced the alternator but the system wont charge, found out from local sources that the pcm must be turned on when a new alt has been installed. my local dealer wont do...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1825Y
Hello, fellow techs. Vehicle has constant miss on one or more cylinders. Customer already tuned and replaced EGR, O2 sensor (left bank upstream)and coil pack. Tested spark output at end of plug wires on every cylinder, results good. Checked crank sensor trigge... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L rocker arms VIN: 1FDSS34F81
diag missing concern , retrieve dtc p0263 # 1 cyl not contributing, preform pinpiont test and found that both the intake and exhaust rocker arms broken ???,inspec push rod holes and tops of lifters, looks ok. replaced both rocker arms and push rods with oem pa...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR10U12
Customer wore the left front pad through the brake rotor, so resurfaced the old right and new one and installed them along with Wagner Thermo Quiet pads. Stops OK at lower speeds, but when trying to stop from 50-60 mph, the pedal goes down about 2 inches, gets...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7671N
Group, After renewal of H02S and Fuel filter, still has a cold power loss at low speeds when first takking off. The 02 voltage from the output sensor wire is 12 (system) volts for about 20 seconds. It then goes stochiometric on the road test. The bias voltag... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply problems)
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5638V
This vehicle has been in several times for this code with no avail in the repair. There is no previous history of the problem. I checked the old tech mail and found some articles none of which led to a fix. The first thing we checked on this vehicle was the ga... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leak detected.)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
I hope someone has seen this one before!Vehicle came in with MIL on and codes listed above stored. TPS sensor had been replaced by another shop, scoped sensor out,no glitches,followed pedal position.Checked connector and wiring ,no problems found.Substituted g... Trouble codes: P0121, P0122 (TPS circuit low input)
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Engine fail safe VIN: SAJAX1040X
The owner of this vehicle does not drive the car very often but states that the problem started occuring intermittently and has become more frequent. I have gotten problem to occur evry time I have driven it. After about 4-5 city blocks of driving, the message...
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L tach/speedo VIN: 1J4FT68S1T
vehicle is from used car dealer. it has an aftermarket alarm and radio installed but i cannot find any circuits crossed. cannot find a reason for the lack of operation, anyone ever see this before???
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S6T
This one has me running in circles. Came in a week ago for no start. Had no cpu response(no communication with snap on scanner, no engine light,no spark,no fuel, no injector pulse, etc.)checked all cpu grounds and power suplies, all good. started unpluging sen...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: IJ4FY19S5W
This truck runs bad but not while its at our shop. But keeps popping these three codes, p0123,p0320,p0505. I can't pinpoint the problem, and was hoping someone has seen this type of problem before and can give me some advise. The customer is getting upset. the... Trouble codes: P0123, P0320, P0505
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16312
Orginal customer comnplaint was of intermittant stall and lack of power. Of course car would not act up for me but igniton components were shot and the valve cover gasket was leakimg down the plug holes and ruined the wires. The throttle plate was covered with... Trouble codes: P1166, P0717, P0732, P0733, P0740
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF1238L
spark plugs fuel fouled. vehicle would not start. replaced plugs, vehicle starts only with throttle open and at higher rpm's. let vehicle idle, idled very rough for only a minute then died. restart not possible. new plugs fouled. checked vacuum at fuel rail wh...
1997 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16X8V
OK you Mazda tech’s please tell this old machanic he is on the right track or did I miss a turn. Customer said truck has stalled (engine went dead) the last 3 times he has driven it. Engine would turn over but no restart, let it set for 20-30 min. and then wou... Trouble codes: P0320
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L 2-3&3-2 shift VIN: 1070441203
this monster came to us about 6 months for a overhaul so we rebuilt the trans with no problems. the sun was shinning and the customer was happy. untill last week when the clouds apeared and the monster reapeared. the customer said that after he drives the car ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cooling System VIN: WDBEA30D3H
Problem Only when i'm stuck in track the temp gauge goes up almost to the 120C mark . Once you start rolling the temp goes to 80C where it's normal. I don't know anything else to do. I haven't put a changed the water pump. But i've replaced many other parts ab...

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1997 Acura TL 2.5L tires VIN: JH4UA2655V
thanks for all responces! many of you suggested going with the tire pressure recommendations on door label which do call for a much lower pressure. time will tell how this will help. the rear calls for 29psi and the front is 32 psi. we may need to replace tire...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L central locking VIN: WBADM6349Y
This is somewhat a leson, when the car came in for the directional light problem it was assigned to one tech who usually work on this kind of problems, well during the process and trouble shooting he must have had removed one of the fuses without ever returnin...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L hvac blower VIN: W06VR52R7W
Well, The 'Caddy that Zigs' is fixed, sort of. Thanks for all the replies. Most thought that we had a bad blower module. I installed one and the problem was still occuring. Another sugestion was to see if this vehicle had an afterblow kit installed (for drying...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Fast/erratic idle VIN: 1G1FP21FXK
Hello all, Thanks to all who replied. I just talked to the customer after they had driven the car for a week. The idle speed is working just fine thanks to the budget line NAPA tps sensor. We tried two delco units and both failed with-in an hour of installat... Trouble codes: 22 (tps), 36 (MAF burn off sol.).
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L speedometer VIN: 2G1WL54T6M
I would like to thank all the techs that answered my problem. It seems that the customers son was installing a remote starting system and cut into some wiring under the dash and shorted the wiring going to the speedometer. I pulled the dash and replaced the ha...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNCS13W6P
hello all! sorry i did not get back to you sooner. well thanks for all the replys! a few of you mentioned the injection harnes going through the intake man. well i ohmed it out while wiggeling it and it seemed ok. terms where ok. but i decided to replace it an...
1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Shift Interlock VIN: 1GCDM19Z0P
Thanks for all the great replies and ideas. Solonoid was bad. Installed new one and all is fine.
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L transmission VIN: 2G39S5WK6F
when we road tested the vehicle the scan data for the 4x4 showed that it was in a low setting so we proceded to check the switch on the transfer case and found it at fault. after replacement of a new switch we road tested the vehicle and the shift points where...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Camshaft Bearings VIN: 2G1WL52M3V
Thanks for the great advice. I replaced the block per recomondations. Purchased complet core motor for 35!!! dollars, needed the crank polished and cyls honed and line honed(spun main). Total cost on rering with new bearings and fresh crank will only be about ...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J6V
Hi Group. thanks for all responds. special thanks to Roger from Alberta. he wrote. install a vaccum guage on the dip stick tube and remove the pcv valve and plug the hole for the pcv valve on valve cover and check for vaccum there shouldn't be any.if there is ... Trouble codes: P0507.
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L engine cuts off with brakes applied or right turn VIN: 2GCEC19R0W
i wouild like to thank everyone that replied with with their knowledge espically steve from ohio, dale from kansas and tim from missouri. you guys nailed it right on the money. the wire harness that goes between the bracket and frame was pinching the wire harn...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Dome Lamps VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
Installed both door switches. Waiting for customer reply to see if problem is fixed.
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K31
finally figured out the misfire at high rpm. the catalytic converter was the problem it would let enough flow for normal driving but at wot would cause a misfire and spark knock. thanks to all Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 2G1WF55K61
hey guys thanks for the help it was the cooling fan i checked the resistance and it was not as specified.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Rear Suspension VIN: 3C4FY4BB51
Thanks to all ,Having the car in the air but supported by the tires made this noise easy to diagnose! I replaced the watts link (bell crank).Problem solved.
1988 Dodge D350 5.9L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
This was a very, very, very stupid mistake and I pride myself on not having as many mistakes now compared to when I started, but I did not blow (clean) the fuel pickup in the tank. Removed the tank and blew shop air backwards and dislodges alot of plant materi...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L worn camsensor VIN: 1B3ES47C3X
Well, customer has decided to wait and see what happens with the new sensor rather than go exploring in the cylinder head area. Most replies indicate that the cam sensor is the thrust surface for the cam and the wear is a normal occurence. Thanks to all who to...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Surge, spark knock,intermit VIN: 1B4HS28Y2X
Thanks to all who replied to this, Like many of you had stated it was indeed the intake gasket that was causing this problem. AFter removing the intake could see wehre the gasket was sucked into the belly. Replaced gasket adn all is fine. Thanks Again.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R7Y
well thanks everyone. the fix was found hole in line rubbing with frame close to purge solonoid. repair line and clear code.thanks again. Trouble codes: P0442, P0456.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44382
thank you to those who replied as several of you suggested I found the short rubber line under the air filter to have a small crack in it, replaced the line and vehicle is fine now. Thanks again, Chad Trouble codes: P0456.
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y5N
It is finally alive again. Most responses were about things we had already checked a couple did give us new directions to go in. We kept going back to the CKP waveform on the Modis and the fact that it did not quite match the sample waveform. even though we ha...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L wipers
My sincere thanks to all who replied,I replaced the crank arm and the windlatch assembly(under the crank arm)and the wipers now park where they belong.Once again ,thanks!! Ted.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37F9W
Customer got in hurry and I had to send it to another shop but I did learn little more about diesels from the replies that I did received. To high of the oil pressure system seem to be the problem. Thanks Trouble codes: 1209 (injection control sys. presure peak fault), 1211 (icp not controllable presure to lower or high), 1212 (icp voltage not at expected level).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTWW33F2Y
Removed the trans pan and found about 5 or 6 hard peices in there looks like planetary or sprag rings and locks. Tranny is coming out and going to rebuilder. Fluid looked fine not burnt or discolored. Thanks to all that responded.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTRX18L1Y
thanks for the info the truck has not done it since the weather has warmed up strange most said to change 2-3 accum. will repost if it acts up again and i find the fix
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L ac clutch VIN: 1GTEC14V9X
Thanks for all the help, no fix on this one. When we got it back the noise was gone. We recharged the system to verify correct amount of refrigerant and pressures were normal, gave the truck back and are in the wait and see mode now. We got several responses: ...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V4T
Sorry it took so long to close this, The problem with thius truck was the egr passages were partially blocked. I removed the valve and cleaned out the passages and all is well. Thanks to all of you who replied.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hot soak long crank VIN: 2HKRL18621
After the fuel pressure sensor and the TV sensor the van was okay for about a week and then it started to act up more frequently. The customer brought it back and to me and it now seemed more like a IAC problem. The engine would fire quickly and eaisly the fir...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W81
Thank you for all the help. the problem was that the front oxygen sensor connectors were switched when the transmission was installed. One response I got, hit the nail on the head. thank you so much. Trouble codes: P0300, P0151, P0131.
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF22E5S
Thanks to all that responed. I inspected the brake fluid and decided to replaced it for testing and mainenance purpose. Also found the brake master cap to be defective. Unable to be closed properly. Ordered an replacement. Inspected all four ABS sensors ...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
Well once again we have come to the conclusion that this vehicle is fixed. This customer has two identical lincolns one which we already replaced the rear air bags and one we didnt. I thought I was working on the one we replaced the bags in how ever we weren't...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JMINA3516P
Thanks for all of the help. Whent back and checked all of the basics. Found there was voltage at the ecu cranking circuit during cranking, but no voltage to main EFI relay during cranking (ther was voltage with key on engine off). traced it back to ignition sw...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA30D4K
Thank You! to so many of you who took the time to help. After digging out our old ignition scope and dusting it off I was able to see our problem on #5 Cylinder, bad valves intake and exaust but mostly the intake valve. A cylinder leakage test showed over 85% ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L needs rear muffler VIN: WDBFA67E4P
This model for some reason don't have to many options, we try defferent sources and came empty handed. Therefore we doing factory unit.
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Accessories VIN: WDBGA70GXX
1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GHCU06D9L
Most of the replies centered on a camshaft or valvetrain problem. We had already covered the simple things that everyone mentioned, and the customer pulled the plug rather than digging deeper. Thanks to all who took the time to reply.
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1G3WT31X5P
Replaced timing belt automatic tensioner with OE part, and all is well. There is still a bit of noise but is very liveable. Thanks to all of the suggestions guys.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L cooling system VIN: 1G4W12TE45
Thanks to all who responded. After rechecking for bad head gaskets under a higher load on the engine combustion finally showed up. At lighter loads it would pass the test.
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 4.9L Unknown VIN: 1G2AW87W3B
Thanks so much to those who sent me what I needed. This one would have bee. very difficult without the diagrram that was sent to me. The short was at a wire pinched in a bell housing bolt thaty was hard to see. There is a groung there and this wire was pinched...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L battery VIN: 1G2HX52K7S
we continued to trace the problem down and found a shorted power wire under the rear seat molding that goes to the power antenna. we repaired the short and the draw stopped.
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