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1996 Audi A4 2.8L radio code
Hi VW/AUDI Techs ! Customer brought car in for serice & request to put radio code for them.We got the code, but haven't do it for years. Try to search in Bentley-CD with no result.If some VW/AUDI techs outthere know the procedure how to put code in. Thanks in ...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no start no brake lights VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
the car was brought in on tow truck with no start. turn thw key on no fuel pump activity. turn it to start and there is nothing. the engine doesnt turn over either. I have checked to see if the start was stuck or bad. I turned the key on and jumped the starter...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L no injector pulse VIN: 1G6CD5330L
I have an 8 bay facility and we get them in and out but this dog is not moving. I cannot get a pulse to the injectors. Check all wiring and visualy seems ok. My parts suppliers allow me to play with parts sometime and it has been a nightmare. We have tried NEW...
1990 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14E1M
Hello friends. Whoever heard of such weird problems? I think we must all be nuts to work on this stuff. Need some help on this truck to figure out the fuel problem. Customer said that truck has been running fine since they rebuilt the engine and then all of a ...
1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L Long crank time VIN: 1GNEK18K1N
Hello fellow techs around the world here is the situation. truck began to have long crank times. turning the key off and then back on would resolve the problem. upon inspection when vechicle acted up there was no spark or injector pulse present. distributor ha...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24F1R
This truck has an idle problem when cold. It spits & sputters and idles very high when cold. When it is warm it idles OK. When it is warm it runs like it has no variation in the acceleration. It is either at an idle or running wide open. You can't hold it at a...
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Differential VIN: 1G1BL52W8R
Customer just moved to NY from FL and after one snow storm came to our shop requesting we replace his open rear with a "posi". 7 1/4" ring gear with 28 spline axles that measure 1 3/16" on the outside of the splines. We've tried w/out success to order a powert...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start, Stall
This vehicle never acts up when we have it in the shop, the problem is an intermittent no-start, we have checked fuel pressure and volume of fuel also bleed down, the relay, spark and spark quality, and a visual of componets, One question I have is I remember ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Monitors wont run VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
Any help I can get on this problem would be greatly appreciated. Prior to replacing the intake manifold gaskets this vehicle failed inspection for OBDII readiness, or lack therof. I had the battery disconnected during the intake job so I told the customer to g...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R8V
truck has an intermittant misfire at idle or cruising. when we first got truck we checked compression and #1 cylinder only had 85 lbs.we checked all externals for cause none found.we removed heads and machine shop checked and did valve apparent problem ... Trouble codes: P300
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCC51954Y
This truck has code for front O2 come on after being driven for half day . Sensors Fails , have replaced with 3 differant sensors , 2 Oem senosors . Once replaced they read fine , switching voltage ok. Test drive truck on highway /in town ok. Customer takes tr...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
i need some help on this one-we have no spark and no injector pulse-we have fuel pressure- 58-60lbs-we had a trouble code of a p0338-ckp circuit fault-we have replaced the crank sensor and distributor and we still have the same problem-?-thanx brian.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L steering column VIN: 2G1W1155K4
while driving /braking a clunking sound at sterring coulmn & or at rack when suspension moves or when applying brake i found 1 tsb about engine cradle noise & it told me to squirt a thread locking compond into the frame on the welds the noise is a constant bum...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L instrument panel VIN: 1C3EL46R52
Car came in with customer complaining speedometer won't work. So I test drove and it worked perfect checked codes no codes found, talked to customer and he said it was an intermittent problem so I drove it several more times with no problems. When customer cam...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B7KF26C0T
Hello all, vehicle makes a gear clashing noise, that seems to happen more when going up hills or turning to the left, when the vehicle is in 2 wheel drive. When vehicle is in 4 wheel drive the noise will not occur. Appears to be coming from the transfer case a...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L door locks VIN: 1B4GTS4L9W
customer complaint is that while driving door lock motors pop up and down. also at different times, sometimes when starting the car the gauges don't move, then after a few minutes they pop up and start to work. i can't get the problem to happen for me. please ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L rear end VIN: 1B7HC13Z2Y
after driving for about 6 miles the truck will act like it pops when rolling to a stop it act's like a really harsh 1 -2 downshift i found a bad carrier [metal in rear end] and replaced it thinking it would fix the problem. i have felt a posi rear end do this ...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14H0J
Rolling Idle will not do it untill driven, or held in gear with brake on for 20-30 sec. Let off gas and the problem starts to flare. Have tried every Nes IAC, and Baro.
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15NXM
This truck will misfire and hesitate under a load. The ignition system is all new timing is set. When I check for advance under load it is only about 8 -10 degrees under gradual acceleration advance is 25 30 degrees. It seems that something is telling computer...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Clutch master VIN: 1FTCR14X4P
Originally we have replaced the clutch disc, pressure plate and slave cylinder. We had a heck of a time trying to bleed the slave cylinder. After about 4 hours of bleeding the way the manufacturer suggests we finally got a decent pedal that works with no probl...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1TXEX15YNK
I heard fuel pump run continuously and was a cranks/no-start today...for a short time...had multiple on demand codes..553,552,565,556,558..and..542 continuous, again.Left key on while testing and noticed fp not on solid...truck self healed and started.placed p... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump ckt.....eec fp relays already, 553 (552 -), 552 (565 -), 565 (556 -), 556 (558 -), 558 (testing and results)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMDA514XS
This Windstar is driving me nuts. The thing surges bad (650 - 1200 RPM) in the morning when cold. It is worse with the A/C on, but it does it without it on also. I tried a new IAC motor but that didnt help at all. The computer is telling the motor to go betwee...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L electric VIN: 1FTEX14NXT
Hello, I kind of have a different request. My dad's 1996 f-150 caught on fire and burnt up. The fire investigator could not tell for sure where it started. The truck sat for 4 days without being driven. I have looked at the recall for the 2000 model trucks wi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
Ford diesel techs, I need some help please. This truck came in with a code P1247 for turbo boost low pressure. Using a NGS scanner we found EBC to go from 14.5 psi to no more than 5psi additional. My belief is that it should go up to 20-30psi under full acelle... Trouble codes: P1247
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTNE24L5Y
Hello Ford techs, thank you for taking the time to read this. This van came in with the crusie control inop (light on dash won't even come on). I used the Mitchel trouble shooter for system inop and it gives you a test for every thing but the on button. All th...
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74E91
Vehicle is running well but is continuing to set both a P0171 & P0174, which refers to a lean condition at both bank one and two. Both oxygen sensors seem to be switching correctly (we still replaced oxygen sensors to be sure that sensors were not contaminated... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean reading Bank 1), P0174 (Lean reading Bank 2)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L water pump VIN: 1FDWE35F51
We have a Ford ambulance van with a 7.3 diesel engine and we are having to replace the water pump about every 50,000 kilometers because of leaks out the weap hole which ends up on the floor of the ambulance garage. We have put on two NEW Ford water pumps and o...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDSDFR6T
1996 jimmy no start sometimes. truck will start fine 4 or 5 days in a row hot or cold wet or dry. one time it will not start just crank. it will not restart on its own. one little shot of injector cleaner fires up no problem. will start once again for a few da...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19V11
Customer had dead battery & replaced it. Headlights were on even with the key removed.They would go to dim & bright with the lever, but there were no taillights. It would crank, but not start. We couldn't get thet scan tool to communicate with the PCM. checked...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, transmission MIL VIN: JHMCB7657N
This honda will on occ. not start, customer will try after about 20 min. and it will start, does not have to be driven, will act up if engine is hot or cold. We have discovered that it is not getting spark (the only time vechicle has failed for us) when I trie... Trouble codes: 1 (transmission code), 2 (transmission code), 3 (transmission code), 7 (transmission code), 8 (transmission code), 14 (transmission code)
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HG5658WA8
Within the first 15 minutes of operation the car stalls while being driven. The stallas are sporatic. Once the car is warm or when driven on the highway the car runs perfect. Problem only occurs in city driving with stop and go activity. Once car is off to the...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Steering VIN: 1HGES15512
customer notes: pop in steering during tight turns such as parking lot manuver. tech. findings: test drive does produce noise frequently. we can reproduce pop in bay. will not pop with suspension unloaded. pretty sure noise is coming from rack and pinion unit....
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJR7230X
This car has set code p0440 for the evap system. We tested the fuel cap [ok] but replaced it anyway with a Kia one. It usually takes a couple of days to reset the code. We leak tested the system. With the key off it will bleed off. With the CCV [canister close... Trouble codes: P0440
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blend door moter VIN: 1LNFM81W3W
Good afternoon everyone, thanks in advance for your time. We have this vechile in for no a/c the blend door is broke, also noticed that the blend door motor never stops with key on it just goes and goes in one direction. Was wondering If anyone has come acros...
2002 Mazda MPV 2000CC Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy
Calling all mazda techs. This is my first post hence the sketchy details. I have this mazda MPV diesel turbo in the shop at present. the exhaust is blowing a black soot/smoke.(we are talking mega clouds of smoke) when you rev it up you have to be very carefull...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35EXM
I bought htis car for my wife (first mistake) to replace old and tired 500sel. Car was sluggish and had 14 inches of vacume at idle. Found vac leak at trans modulator hose, reapired. Ran motor vac on injection system and that is when things changed. Idle went ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 26 VIN: WDBGA51E5S
This car had a code #26 "trans upshift delay". Vacuum diaphragm at trans cable found to be leaking. Changed assembly and code came back in a week or so. Checked vacuum solenoid switch and it seems okay. How does the ECU recognize this condition. MAP change par...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0T
I have this mb customer complains intermittantly engine runs rough she then pulls over turns the car off restarts and runs smooth, we have not been able to duplicate the problem at this time. we have loaded the vehicle to no avail. i have read previose fixes a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0441
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A/C inoperative VIN: WDBNE75J1Y
I need some help from Mercedes Benzophiles out there. My customer drove this as a "demo" for the last 3000 miles. The a/c worked great, he finally sold the car and the new owner didn't get 10 miles and the "a/c off" light came on. We did a diagnostic scan and ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W6S
Hello everyone, I hope there is someone out there that has run into this problem before. Car belongs to regular customer and is well serviced. He brought car in for Service Engine Soon light - scanned codes - P 0401B - EGR System low flow. Upon inspection , fo... Trouble codes: P, 0401B (EGR system low flow)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L rear end VIN: 1MELM62WX5
i have a 95 cougar with independent rear suspension ,this vehicle has a noise & vibration after about 60kms per hr. the faster you go the more pronounced the vibration.this noise does not sound like agear or bearing noise sounds and feels like a seized ujoint ...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Right Front Suspension VIN: 4A3AE45G83
This car has a popping / clunking noise in the right front suspension. It is bad enough that you would think it would be easy to find. It will make it at various times. It will make it going over light bumps, hitting the brakes sometimes, going from forward to...
1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: 4N2DN111VD
not shifting into third gear. intermittent code po600 tcm to ecm communication. checked voltage to ecm terminal 24 and 29. 8 volts, good signal. ohm out wires from ecm to tcm according to code 600 troubleshooting, checked good. van also came in with code 720 -...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S8W
We replaced the speedo head because it was intermittent. After that car was towed in dead. It was out of gas but the gauge read 2/3 full. We learned that that was the "test" position for the gauge. The gauge has a "driver" built into the speedometer so that is...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L a/c air flow VIN: 2P4G44R3XR
Customer says that the ac was not working. Found no air from dash vents. Blower fan works on all speeds. Checked flow of air in all positions, defrost works normal, heat normal. When set on ac the air comes out of the heater ducts at your feet. I checked mitch...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE1435P
This car has no power on acceleration and stumbles at idle. The cat was all broken apart but that seems to be just a symptom and not the cause. No codes were found but in the scanner it says that there is Quad Driver Module B fault. I searched AllData and can ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2WP52K3Y
Customer states, rpm go up to 4000, car starts to over heat. cannot get it to repeat problem in shop, only happens once a week. anything to go on? no codes, throttle cable looks fine, cooling system seems fine,
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L abs light VIN: YS3AK36E3M
The abs light in this car sometimes stays on after startup, other times it comes on while driving and other times it is off. I have checked all wheel speed sensors and they all have normal resistance through them. I have located the ABS test connector under th...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L timing /starting VIN: 1G8ZK5274X
replaced valve and then put a new gasket kit on put every thing back together right tried to start it and it cranks but dosent start or make any noise. the valve was broken so we replaced it and put every thing back together and tried to start it first we put ...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on, PO182 code VIN: 453BH63541
I have one route of checking if the sensor is bad by unplugging it but i can't pull up the fuel temp. data on my scan tool,(2500,asian primary to 01, toubleshoot 97). I'm looking for another way to test this, does anybody know the ohm's values on these sensors... Trouble codes: P0182
1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0X
Hello everyone, and thanks in advance. Car would crank/no-start after oil pan gasket repair. No spark/no inj pulse. Has power to coils/injectors. 3 powers at pcm (2 from main relay, one from ignition switch) good. 3 pcm grounds good. CMP signal at pcm good. CK...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L door locks VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
This Land Cruiser will not lock from either interior door lock switch/button. Remote will open and lock all doors normally, and using the key in the various doors will also open and lock the doors properly. Good voltage at the main fuse (40a), 3 relays, and th...
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Transfer Case VIN: JT3HN86R11
Vehicle came into shop with a Ck engine light, VCS off light, VCS Trac light all on, and 4x4 light flashing. Ran codes on vehicle showed evap purge solenoid. Cleared codes on vehicle drove VCS off & VCS trac light did not come back on. 4x4 light still flashing...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JTEHH20U53
Need help with this 03 RAV4. Vehicle bogs & backfires through intake on accel. Same with snap throttle. Revs up smoothly if eased into. Symptoms only happen when engine reaches 170+ degrees. Unsure if related but doesnt seem to have much idle flair on hot rest...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H8S
This jetta has intermitten concern, seems to happen more when cold. Misses and sputters at idle. I did clear codes and 00553 came right back, 00515 came back but not till later - I assume from the maf code. My main problem is the lack of information from all d... Trouble codes: 00553 (maf), 00515 (veh speed sensor)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H7T
Hello again all, issues, issues. This jetta will stall as soon as it is put in gear on cold start. We thought we had it licked. Initial inspection yielded an oil soaked maf, an oil stream coming down the intake tube, and a crankase vent that came apart interna...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, No power VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
This vehicle experiences an extreme bog and hesitation on acceleration to the point where the car basically doesn't go anywhere. The problem is very bad when cold and tolerable when warm. We have done the following procedures with no solution... Run fault cod... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim mult. bank 1 system too lean), P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected sporadic DTC), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected sporadic DTC)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L leak of power VIN: WVWXA23B1Y
After change the turbocharger, this car has a leak of power under load, and there is a noise like a leak of pressure air when cross between 2500 and 3000 rpm under load, i've checked it and it's the wastegate valve when opens. Car isn't able to get all its pow...

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9655T
Hi everyone, the problem was the igmiter was plugged into itself instead of the harness. Was in to much of a hurry to get this one out. Thanks
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B1X
Thanks to all of you that replied. The fix was a broken vacumn hose that supplied vacumn to the secondary air solenoid,vacumn reservior,and a couple other things. There is a recall I'm told in the replies I recieved for an updated hose assembly. Funny the Alld... Trouble codes: P0411 (incorrect secondary air flow), P1138 (and P1136 lean bank 12 pending codes), P0305 (misfire 5 pending code).
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L tail housing
Okay this BMW was breaking the speed sensor at tailhousing and there is a BEARING pressed into the tailhousing that went bad and fell inward so I am in the [...] for a # HK4012 bearing. Thank you all for the great support that we need for survival of this lack ...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBFA52070L
Hi guys, basically everyone said the same thing breather hoses and camshafft sensors.Well I checked both, the hoses were in good shape but the camshaft sensor was not. After testing it with the scope for about 3 hours I suddenly saw the wave form went from goo... Trouble codes: P1350 (Misfire on cyl.5), P1343 (Misfire on cyl1).
1969 Cadillac CoupeDeVille 472CID Fuel Gauge
Thanks Iatn Members for your help! Many replys helped me to test the circuit. My coworker and another former coworker and I thought that a full gauge reading was a result of the circuit from the level send unit being grounded. All of the replys corrected...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD5338L
After determining the problem was internal, the customer decided not to spend any more money. I was later informed that he took the car to the dealer and lo and behold was told he needed to replace the engine! Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: 52 (ecm memory reset).
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L P/S Pump VIN: 1GCDC14Z8K
i would like to thank all of you for you time. i rechecked everything that was sugested. all brackets and mounts looked fine so put a new pulleyon it. im not sure this was the fix because i saw nothng wrong with the other one. im just keeping my fingers crosse...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GCDTP1W3R
After reading the responses I got I rechecked the connector on the encoder motor and found some very slight corrosion, cleaned the terminals, applied some dielectric grease and everything has been fine since.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Engine VIN: 1GCEK19R7T
I checked injecter flow, checked for vacuum leaks, did a vacuum test on motor, changed distbuter cap, and checked distibuter for play and found no problems. Custumer does not want to go any farther at this time. He spoke to a friend of his who had the same pro...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L master cyl VIN: 1GCEC14W5V
we bleed the brake system 5 times and got out most of the air, the pedal was still spongy but did not go down to the floor anymore. the customer took it with out any futher repairs.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
well, happy to be able to post another fix. bruce [...] hit the nail on the head. he said to make sure that the o2 harnesses were not crossed up. if you look real close there is a white tracer on two of the wires, otherwise the harness looks the same. put o... Trouble codes: P0131.
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W5X
Thanks for the replies. Most people suggested putting in line fuses on each circuit powered by this fuse to narrow the search down. One person nailed it and said they had a crank sensor wire rub through. While vigorously wiggling this I found mine had rubbed t...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 5B4KP32RXY
This one was a weird one. What I did was ran my own wires for the IAC outside of the factory wireloom. At that point the IAC was going to the positions it was supposed to be at and my scantool was able to manually open and close the IAC. I inspected the origin...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L tcc VIN: 2G1WH55K3Y
We replaced the PCM and that's it, it's fixed. We checked a few grounds first, but the new PCM cleared everything up. Everything is back to normal.
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Again thanks to all who replied. I hope nobody ever gets to be as lucky as I am. On monday morning 5/9/05 I rechecked my work and made sure the coolant leak was gone and it was. no more coolant was getting into #1 cylinder. So I checked it as I would a new veh... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 missfire).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCEK19T1X
Hello. I had an overwhelming response to replace the sender. My problem was that I never saw a problem with the gauge. Most said that additives cause the problem with either coating the sender or causes a sand paper effect. I droped the tank and pulled pump an...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Stall VIN: 2B4GH2534R
thanks to all the fix for this problem ended up being the trans had a problem internaly causing the pcm to shut down in drive only replaced the trans problem solved
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H7Y
Thank you everybody for your help. Finally figured this car out. I pulled the rear valve cover to check for broken springs or something of that nature and found a sludge pit. It was probably close to an inch deep. Checked timing marks on belt, rechecked inject... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L crank and fuel pump fuse no 8 / 8w-10-11 VIN: 1C3EL56U71
AS FAR AS i AM CONCENED IT IS FIXED. On the 80th crank it blew the fuse at 18 amps? replaced starter and draw total was 12 amps on crank. Thanks to cam from Bc for the explanation. Thanks phil from mi and sandor from fl and all the respones. ART
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Denso alternator VIN: 1B7KM26C6N
I must be the only one that did not know about the crank sensor controling the charging circuit. Found one of the wires coming out of the crank sensor broken and only touching at times. I think this was caused by a belt that had broken a couple of months back....
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L lifters ? VIN: 1B7KF26W25
after taking the advice from all 3 replies,we did pull intake.mike was right,you don't have to pull heads to replace lifters.14 out of 20 were partially collapssed.we replaced all 20.problem seams to be fixed thanks for the help
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R9Y
We found a broken #4 intake valve spring on this car. We checked compression cold and found 90# on #4 once. Other times it would check good. Why vacuum was steady I can't explain. Thank you everyone for your input. Joe G.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Surge VIN: 3B7HF13Z1Y
thanks all for help,2nd check on TPS switch found to be bad,replace,problem fixed
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N73
Hello, I have forwarded the info to the shop doing the work. I have not learned if it is fixed yet. I hope I will not have to go and assist in this mess. The following are the two most informative replies. If I learn anything different I will re-post. These ...
1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P0442 VIN: 4E3AK44Y5V
Hello everyone and thanks for the great replies. I pumped smoke into the filler neck with the back seat up and panel off and it took some time, but smoke began billowing out from between the tank and the bottom of the car. We lowered the tank and as advised he...
1969 Ford THUNDERBIRD 429CID power window diagram VIN: 9Y87N11340
thanks to toolbox 123 for the diagram from minnesota. Really helped considering someone else had been in the master switch and cut and spliced different wires in. The drivers window was working but someone had switched the connector to the rear window switches...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L brakes VIN: 1FTEF15N4J
hello all, sorry it took me so long to reply i've been out with the flu. anyways, thanks to you all who have responded to my problem. yes we fixed it. the rh rear wheel cyl was sticking intermitenly and the lh rear drum was warped in a 'bell mouthed curve' (ne...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15NXN
I am sorry I closed this request a bit late. I have positively identified this truck as POSSESED ! I cannot find any electrical gremlins. The machine shop asked me to change the camshaft and lifters back to a stock so that the vehicle is all within stock specs...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, gas fumes VIN: 1FACP5247P
Thanks for your replies first and foremost. This service has saved this shop many hours of following flow charts that usually end up with the wrong diagnoses. The customer finally brought the vehical back. We decided to go with a vapor canister since it had a ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
I cleared the code from the computer almost a week ago and the truck has been perfect ever since. Customer was happy to take it and drive it with the understanding that if the problem reoccurred it may require ecm replacement. Thanks for your help.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L control panel/blend door VIN: 1FMDU34XXS
This explorer did need a new control head. Was giving bad info to the actuator motor - new controller adjusted blend door all the way through every temp increment and back down. One good suggestion was to check the in car temp sensor (behind tiny vent on pas...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1T
The 1443 was the purge valve. As for the352 the problem was fixed by replacing the ign. module on that coil. Thanks for everyones input it helped a lot . Trouble codes: P0352, P1443 (Emission controls code).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Compressor Engagement VIN: 1FTDF17WXV
After tring several after market new, A/C compressors, We installed a new Ford compressor and so far so good after a week the problem has not come back. I think that the compressor clutch in the after market compressors was not up to the OEM spec's? Thanks for...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5146W
'James I don't know if it's related but I have had some problems with the theft deterant system on the Winstars. Scan for codes and see if you come up with any codes related to anti theft I have found bad Speedo heads that will flash error on the odometor and ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L warning light VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
My problem was the airbag light was flashing code 27 for the passenger airbag and the off light was not lite up when you cut it off .I was told on here it was the on-off switch so i replaced the switch and that fixed the problem .Thanks everyone who responded ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
First of all, thanks to all that replied to my message.The first thing I did was perform the cylinder contribution test. I have know idea how that test slipped my mind.the results were #2,#5,#7 were not working. I did the buzz test agian and all tested good so...
1992 GMC C3500 HD 7.4L No Start, no comunication VIN: 1GBKP37NXN
Finnally it's fixed!! I held off posting this most recent fix as I was waiting for the customer to get back to me on how it ran. He came in yesterday and said it ran better than it has for a long time (couple of years). This is what I did: One replaced the d...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6678T
Received 4 replies. #1 for idle air control or cam timing? I had reported tcd was checked and on and iac would not take out injector control. #2 for cam timing, again--it was varified. #3 distributor, 2.7 v-6 engines have ignitor only within the distributor so... Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc), 1381 (cyl position).
1999 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGEJ7121X
Thanks for all your replies. I pulled the head and did not see where it was leaking except for the valves and piston tops had been washed. Took the head to machine shop and told them to look real good at the head(ie cracks). There where no cracks found but the...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 4S2CM58V0V
I would like to thank everyone who responded. several replies pointed to an Isuzu TSB concerning tap. It said to use 0W30 oil. another tech said to use atf. I used both together and tap went away. I still have a high rpm tap/knock which I believe is either fro...
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