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1996 Acura RL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9647T
Car has been in several times for P0401. I first checked the fix database and found several similar posts and replies about this problem including TSB's about the extended emissoin warranty, but in this case car had over 158k miles on it so no free trip to the... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow)
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUEH64B7Y
We are unable to locate the oil temp sensor. It is suppose to be on the left front of the engine block. We have removed the front engine covers and we do not even see a wire and/or harness in that area. Mitchell does not show a sensor or a gauge for the 2000 m...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Rear shock mounts VIN: 1G1BN53E6M
Interesting problem here. Car came in with both rear shock mounts popped into trunk. We have replaced many of these so didn't think much of it. On test drive they both popped again. We then replaced the springs and shocks as the rear of the car was sitting low...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L High Nox VIN: WBAGJ8321V
Hi guys, I have this 740IL that has extremely high NOx. Customer had it pre-tested at 2 other places. Same story at both places. Does anyone know if the catalytic converter is common at this mileage? Any help, tips, advice would be appreciated.
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CD53BXN
Hi guys I have a no start on this cadillac and iam getting a code 53 that is dist signal interruped. I tested the dist by the test in alldata,every test showed no problem.I tested the spark and found that some of the plug wires were firing but not all of them ... Trouble codes: E53 (Distributor signal interrupted)
2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L tire presure monitor VIN: 1G6KF57932
i'm unable to get any info from alldata. the recal procedure i pulled from iatn. any help would be appreciated.
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 ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L extended cranking VIN: 2G1FP32P1R
This has very extended cranking time. Once it starts, we see some black smoke come from exhaust. It clears out quickly and runs fine. We have ruled out intake leaks and vac leaks. O2 sensors and fuel trim are normal, no ignition system problems found. Suspect ...
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 S10 LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCT19Z9S
This car failed the asm emission test for 15 mph and 25 mph for excessive nox. First we found the Egr vac control solenoid to be less then 2 ohm. So we replaced it. Under the diagnosis it said that there could be damage to the ECU. After replacing the sol.,We ...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1GCFK24K6S
This truck makes a bearing whine noise only in 4x4 hi. It does it accelerating and decelerating. When cruising @ say 45mph, the noise is there somewhat. If you let off the gas the noise goes away for about 2-3 seconds and then returns. When the gas is applied ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Slow Engagement VIN: 1GCCS1444T
Help from the GM Transmission guy's. The symtoms on this vehicle are, slow take off, 1-2 shift is weak, all other shifts seem normal but weak. The fluid pressure is 90 psi in gear and increases to 120 psi under load. When you shift into drive the engagement fe...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L trans VIN: 2G1WW12M6X
When damp, sometimes wont shift down,starts out in 2nd or 3rd gear, also speedometer only shows approx. 10 mph @ hwy speed, if stop car, put ign. to off wait a min. restart starts out in low gear but when shifting from low to 2nd seams to hit neutral or slips ...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1C4GJ25B21
hello tech, i need help on this 2001 chrysler voyager 2.4l.the needle of the speedometer stuck below the stop.when i turn off the ignition it drop about 1/2 inch, it peg when on the stop when key on.can i remove the bezel and just put the needle above the stop...
1990 Dodge Caravan 3.3L stumble VIN: 1B4GK44ROL
car came in it will start fine then 10-15 seconds into start up it gose into a funk for about 10 seconds. did it befor and after head gaskets. fuel pressure is in speck tested iac replaced. replace o2. tested crank and cam they are in synk with each other cool...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L p0748 VIN: 1B7HF16Z3T
Truck starts out in second gear and will not shift,you can shift to manual low the will shift up,never goes to fourth gear.Don't know much about these vehicles to fix.Thank in advance for any help yor might give .Leonard [...] Auto
1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1P3ES42C9V
Hi Guys, I have another transmission mystery. This car has very low power most of the time from dead stop to about 30 mph. i"v had the cat backpressure tested, its ok. I adjusted the low band 41 inlb. 3 1/2 turns out and kickdown at 72 inlb. 2 1/4 turns out dr...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC336X1
the customer stated that while driving this vehicle from the auto auction where purchased it would buck and stumble a bit. The next morning the vehicle would not start with no fuel pressure. We put a lift pump on the truck and that gave us low pressure fuel, b...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1B7MC33761
2 weeks ago this vehicle was towed into our shop as a no-start, found bad fuel supply pump, Replaced pump and bled system. Customer has returned vehicle to our shop with the complaint of hesitation/stumble under load. Any help would be great.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18Z12
Customer brought truck to us after spending $300 on an inconclusive diagnosis from one local Dodge dealer - no repairs performed. He complained of a stumbling or surge at very light acceleration from about a 35-40 mph cruise - and at very light cruise on highw...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y4K
Greetings, This one has me alittle puzzled and I hope I get some ideas to check out. If you start out on a road test the engine misses hard until you about 1800 rpms, then like someone flips a switch, it takes off and runs great. Change into the next gear an...
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...
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...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044S
Please help! This belongs to someone in our building and is getting very frustrating for us and her. We have had the car in several times, originally for emissions falure due to MIL illuminated. Had lean codes, needed tune parts, etc. so we replaced all tune p... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Excessive smoke cold VIN: 1FTHX26FXS
This vehicle has a nasty misfire and blue/white smoke especially when cold. I've run all tests available; cylinder contribution, buzz tests, KOEO, KOER, Continuous; no codes ever; but #7 sounds weak. I've also ran the tests when cold with a resistor in the EOT...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26G2T
hi techs, this truck came in with a poor fuel economy'd for codes none found although the customer said he had seen the c/e light come on.after looking at the data stream i could see that it would toggle in and out of closed loop,oxygen sensor wou...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L data VIN: 1FTHX26F7V
We have 2 Genisys scan tools at the shop. When the vehicle came in I pluged in one and it would not communicate with the vehicles PCM. I used the 2nd Genisys and it worked so I preceded with the repairs and went for a test drive with the Genisys set on data sr...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723W
no body has ever felt any type of misfire or heisatation.It only seems to happen in cool ambeint weather. There does not seem to be any ryme or reason for doing it. Trouble codes: P0306
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3FALP1136W
Thank you for taking your time to read this request. Customer came in with a check engine light on, we checked codes one code 1381 cam timing advanced. We cleared the code and let the customer take the car, the check engine light came back on, same code 1381. ... Trouble codes: 1381 (cam timing advanced)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
intermit. no start, no rpm signal from ecu, but has rpm from crank sensor. no injector pulse.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D71
Customer came in saying one day the truck was running fine and the next morning check engine light came on and going down the highway it will hesitate/stumble. Then the next day check engine light went off and truck runs fine. Now back on and running bad again... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMR Ctrl 1 stuck open)
2001 Ford F F650 5.9L gem? VIN: 3FDNF65Y61
(Note this is also posted on the HD forum. Just looking for someone with any idea) We have a 2001 Ford F650, ISB225 5.9L Cummins, Allison 2000 Series, 35,000 miles. With the keys in my pocket! This unit will: 1)Cycle the Hydro Max aux. motor on and off (B...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cruise control VIN: 3FTNX21L53
I installed a factory cruise kit on the truck and it isn't working. It gives me a code 4. I understand this to be a VSS problem. I turn key on while depressing the off button and the dash light flashes then I press ON and it flashes, then I press resume and it...
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...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
P0420, Do you think converter is faulty, or could the rear HO2S be reading incorrectly? I have a friend that owns a muffler shop, he said it is rare for a Honda cat to be bad. I ran at 2000RPM in Park, monitored both HO2S with scanner. Front one toggles from a... Trouble codes: P0420
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on, No Symptoms VIN: 1HGEJ65F9W
Hi Fellow Techs ;)} & Thanks in Advance !! ;)} Hopefully somebody has a clue, How to deal with a code # P1456... I Don't ;){ == Evap system leak in fuel tank area... This is my daughters car, picked it up cheap, wrecked, right front & some in the rear, she d... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP system leak in fuel tank area)
1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJW34M3V
Thanks to all in advance! we have had more than one of this type car with this problem. On acceleration there is an intermittant miss that turns the check engine light on. we have replaced the plugs with the correct ones from the TSB, ignition wires, coil pack...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35VX1
The problem I am concerned with are the 4 "UNKNOWN" codes. Clearing codes through the Modis would not clear these. I did a cold boot (Disconnecting and running the battery cables together, then disconnecting all modules and computers). After that I could clear... Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire 2), P0081 (Unknown Powertrain code), U3118 (Unknown Network code), C0300 (Unknown ABS code), C0301 (Unknown ABS code)
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Coolant in #2plug
Hello, This one Is My step sons.He called me today on His way to work car is skipping.Brought it To me and i found Anti freeze in #2Spark plug hole.I called my buddy down at hyundai to see if he had seen any problems.He said no not like this the only thing he...
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L ABS warning light VIN: JACDH58W8R
After installing rebuilt axles we noticed that the ABS light was on. We tested for codes manually by jumping terminals 1 and 3 at the 3 wire plug under the dash. We retrieved code #51 for left front wheel speed sensor problem. We did test the sensor for a sign...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57W31
This '01 Rodeo came in with a complaint of MIL on and slightly sluggish up hills. I have no communication at the DLC. I'm using a Snap-On Scan tool and an EASE PC scan tool, both in Generic mode and get no response from the PCM. Snap-on says "No Communication"...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNW4846L
Jag fans please help if possible. Are there any known problems on thses engines we should be looking for? We will be doing leakdown test later and probably pulling valve cover.Does have a large oil leak on right side to fix also.Loud clatter around #5 cyl also...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Starting VIN: 2J4FY29S7N
This Jeep will not start. it was towed here from another shop in pieces after they couldn't figure out the problem. I feel comfortable that I have it all back together correctly. It has good fuel pressure, the injectors are opening, it has spark, and good comp...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW5859X
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of stalling problems every now and then. Sometimes it would start back up right away, sometimes it would have to sit a day. It overheated on us before we could do anything and we replaced a cooling fan relay and thermost...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S5Y
the vehicle was towed in for a no start condition. i found that the fuel pump was not coming on, the pcm is not commanding the asd relay or fuel pump relay on. i checked for power and grounds at pcm. the fuel gage and volt gages do not work. if you leave the i...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GK58K52
Vehicle came in with "Service engine" Icon on about three months ago with code stored for small EVAP leak (code 442, I beleive). We suspected fuel cap installation problem, cleared code, advised customer of fuel cap installation, and returned vehicle to custom... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross large EVAP leak in evaporative emission system)
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S73
Hey Techs, Please help. Here's what happens after sitting overnight, on start up it will run good for first five min., for the next 60 seconds it will miss on cyl #5. After that it is good until it sits for a long time. I have a 60 sec diagnostic window each d... Trouble codes: P0305
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Dash VIN: JT8UF11E5P
Vehicle came in with a complaint of performance issues at higher speeds. Complaint was that the car seemed to die or lose power after brakes were applied during high speed driving. The transmission gear selector light on the dash lites up when you apply the br...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G7X
This car came in with several computer codes po325 knock sensor bank one, p0330 knock sensor bank 2, p0420 cat efficency , p0171 lean exhaust bank one and two misfire codes, Two coil packs were replaced, both knock sensors and both upsteam oxygen sensors were ... Trouble codes: P0171
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W4N
This car is back with an intermittent code 214, happens only on cold start and the light goes off after the vehicle warms up. There are no driveability issues when the light comes on. This has happened 3 out of 7 mornings. The code is a continuous code (memory... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder ID sensor cam position sensor)
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Air Ride VIN: 1LNLM91V5T
I am posting for our sister shop, They brought the car over here and we Looked into it with no succes. Customer came in with a blown out front strut assy. He had ran over somthing that caused the failure. They replaced both front strut assy's and everything...
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...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM0GF10510
Replaced alternator, charging at 17v plus. New alternator voltage pulsing. evident when park lamps switched on. Purchased NEW-ERA Tester to try and eliminate PCM fault. Tester does not control voltage at all. New alternator charges within specs, although pulsi...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C3Y
Vehicle runs perfectly under all conditions, but the MIL troubles the customer. Troubleshooting the "lean bank 1" code, I found no vacuum leaks, fuel pressure is as specified, and all fuel parameters scanned properly. On only a hunch, I replaced the mass airfl... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBCA39D5J
First time requesting info. This car has sat for approx. one year and now the owner has towed it in to get it running. It ran good before sitting and now no-start. The engine will start and run for 5-30 seconds and then die. It is running out of fuel, if fuel ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L transfer case VIN: WDBED30E1M
Good morning Mercedes Benz Techs.I have a 300 E which was towed in with a hydraulic oil leak. Diagnosed and replaced the 2 lines that go from the transfer case to the rear diff.Now the 4matic light is on.I tried to extract codes with my AST retriever but it wo...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L No Reverse VIN: WDVGA32E6P
After rebuilding the transmission unit worked great for three weeks The customer called and said that he put it in reverse and lost all engagement in that gear. Operation in forward works great. Pulled unit checked internal parts B3: clutches and k2 sprag look...
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 ...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Flywheel Rubbing VIN: 6MPCTO124M
This Merc Capri has a Mazda 1.6 DOHC drivetrain.Car came in with a slight rubbing of what appears to be the flex plate.Upon racking the vehicle,I checked Crank end play.It did not seem excessive,but there was some play.Oil pan was removed and I found that the ...
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L blower VIN: 4M2XV12T5Y
Hi all you Ford and/or Nissan Techs, Does any body know what the current draw of the blower motor on these should be?? This villager blows the internal fuse in the resistor about every 2-3 months. It is drawing 25 amps on hi-speed with an initial surge of 38-4...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUBA24B8W
Mostly everyone said that it is the same engine. Possible difference beeing ECU or Injectors. Thak you again. Jerry
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Hi Group Sorry for the late response. I believe this one is fixed. Most of the response I got suggested that I clean the throttle body and readapt it which I did and that seemed to help it. I was waiting for customer to get back with me to let me know what t...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L AC Blower VIN: WBAGK2326W
Thanks to all who replied. It is an amazing thing to get help from people who are so busy but are willing to give a little of their time. It sure makes this a better world to live in. A special thanks to Doug who gave me pretty much step by step instructions o...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Rotors VIN: WBAAM3334X
We spent another 4 or 5 hours measuring runout on hubs and brake rotors and generally going back over alignment specs. It appears that the hubs had the lug nuts overtorqued. You could see how the threads were slightly coming out of the front part of the hub. N...
2001 BMW 318 1.8L Heater Fan VIN: WBAAL32080
HI Thanks for the help had 7 replys all said secound stage/final stage resister which is up under dash on R/H side of heater ( On R/H/D vehcile or behind glove box L/H/D ) its got long heat sink fingers. dealer had one in stock & now all working well Thank...
1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Surge, throttle sticks VIN: 1G6EL1158J
Finally the Cadi if fixed! Thanks to all of your replies and information, I located a short in the wiring loom leading to the pigtail to the IAC motor. I replaced the pigtail & re-adjusted the idle & TPS. Problem solved! I only found the problem by going throu...
1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1JF11W2K
Thamks for all the suggestions that i recieved. It turned out to be the injectors the resistance was anywhere from 8-16 ohms and everything in between once the new injectors were installed the car ran perfectly and flew through emissions. Thanks again for all ...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5440P
Thanks to all who replied to my request for help.The fix for this vehicle was another ECM. I had already replaced the ECM, which I had purchased from AC DELCO supplier,so I can only assume it was defective or I was sent the wrong part # previously.There appa... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant temp sensorlow or shorted), 23 (Mat sensor), 42 (Est).
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52J8X
Okay, this one is still haunting me,most of you inquired about the low mileage and the reason for the valve job,as I mentioned in the post I did not do the valve job but form what I gathered a leaking intake manifold gasket was replaced and the pusrods were no... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (random misfire).
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Transfer case
It was an expesive try, but we replaced the encoder motor, and then it would shift. Encoder motor fixed this vehicle.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCGK13U12
The part of the piston skirt was broken off and wedged in the oil pick-up tube (blocking the screen 75%). Oil pressure was great. This after cleaning the top and changing lifters and oil. Any good source for pistons? Thanks again. Jerry
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L driver pdl VIN: 3C8FY4BB31
Bob from Newfoundland nailed the one on the head. I removed the driver door cylinder switch previously and it would not not correct the problem. I went over all the other usual suspects and still no fix. Finally, I again looked at the door cyl. switch. This ti...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L tach, fuel guage ,air bag lite VIN: 2B3HD46TH1
this is Stuart thank all who helped out I put a ign. switch in it and so far the costomer hasent been back, I called her and she is happy with it thank you all
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
Thanks to all who responded. Many suggested replacing the cam and crank sensors. I was able to duplicate this problem consistently until I disconnected and reconnected the cam sensor. Upon further inspection I found that the cam sensor connector had some green... Trouble codes: 11.
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B7KF26C0T
Thanks for all the responses, a majority of you hit the nail on the head..It was indeed a broken snap ring on the tranfer case rear output shaft. I removed the rear driveshaft and the rear part of the extension housing on the transfer case and found the snap r...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L door locks VIN: 1B4GTS4L9W
checked ignition switch and checked ok. checked bcm, all ok. customer will return if problem gets worse and will check bcm again at that time. thanks for all the help.
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES47C7W
Finally we have fixed it. Thanks to all of those great people who took their time to reply. we did find it to be the dowell pin on the cam gear. we removed and replaced dowell pin, realigned timing and test drove. thanks again. Bob. [...]
1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L coolant VIN: 2B7HB11YGW
Thanks to all who helped out. a compression test revealed good compression on all cylinders. a leak down test revealed nothing wrong.It turned out to be a coin toss between the intake manifold and/or gasket, or the timing cover and/or gasket. the options were ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11Y62
Hello, everybody. Thank you very much for taking time for my post. The van has not come back yet. I recommended ' Tear down and inspect cylinder head'. The customer has not returned yet, but I think he will. And I will post the fix!! Many techs recommended t... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cylinder Misfire).
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cam Alignment VIN: 1FTDT1767V
Greetings! Thanks for the replies on this. Finally got back on this truck after the owner put me on hold on it while he was in the hospital. We got the thing going after being careful in the alignments of all the marks. I suppose we got lucky cause everything ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and trans harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Hey, onece again ITAN has helped me find what must be a common problem. Thanks to all those who replied, especially Dustin Kellogg. Most replies wrote about the windshield leaking and sure enough is was leaking. Water had gotten down into the fuse box and th...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Hey, onece again ITAN has helped me find what must be a common problem. Thanks to all those who replied, especially Dustin [...]. Most replies wrote about the windshield leaking and sure enough is was leaking. Water had gotten down into the fuse box and th...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40461
thank you to all who replied.the fix turrned out to be the coil pack.after serious driving while watchingthe vantage finally saw erratic readings.also thank you to brian from maine who had the same problem it seems.hte car is now headed to trans shop for shift...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS Light / Speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20L02
Well after cleaning grounds, double checking connections and a trip to the dealer(and some convincing)a reflash has kept our ABS light/Speedo problem away! (so far) Thanks Jerry
1990 Geo Tracker 1.6L Stall VIN: 2CMBJ18UOL
I removed the ECM and returned it to Auto and Truck Electronics in Florida. After 2 weeks I finally got it back, repaired under warranty. Car is now repaired. This was not a good company for me to deal with. If you call to find out the status they tell you to ...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMCA5130K
First off, I would like to say, Thank You, to all the great tech's the replied to my help request. Every thing that was sent helped. The problem turned out to be corrosion in a wire for the coolant temp sensor. The problem wire was 12 inches into the harness u... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR System).
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, BANK 1 LEAN VIN: 4SC2CM58W7
Believe the vehicle is now fixed. Customer has had it for a week and so far no more lights on. Followed the advice regarding the intake manifold gasket replacement. Many said that the o2 sensor plugs may have been on backward, but that was not the case. Replac... Trouble codes: 1171 (fuel system lean).
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L right cam seal VIN: JACD58X5Y7
drainback orifice inside lower portion of seal housing was clogged and cleaning out orifice solved the problem
1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L PS pump VIN: SAJKX1744R
Thank you all for your replies. I sincerely appreciate everyones input and your time. We took several suggestions for the drive 'dog' not being pressed on far enough or too far. What whe did first was remove the first replacement pump (NO assist, steering extr...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GHJ3223
Thanks to all who replied. Took this thing to the tranny shop. And they said it blew a filter seal thus, ruining the trans. $1,100. later, its back and running.
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4F4YR12C6W
Thanks to all of you who replied with information on the Mazda. All the suggestions were very helpful. After looing a little deeper into the engine, I found #3 cylinder to have no compression. Thanks Again, Daryle
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L reverse and drive VIN: WDBEA30D8C
The car is gone. I believe that we got this one fixed. We went ahead and pulled the valve body again. We double checked everything. We did find some residual dirt but I do not believe that was our actual problem. I wish I could say what it was for sure but we ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Thanks to everyone for your replys as my wife will be in her 420 by Friday. John [...]. from Mass, Phillip from South Carolina, and Chris from Oregan were right on. John gave me the sense of understanding that was needed. The idle controller was trying real hard t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, No gear change VIN: WDB2100612
Well this one is finally fixed, Thanks to all those who replied. No one hid the nail on the head , but I probably wont see this fault again, The problem turned out to be crushed wiring for can data transfer behind the instrument cluster, can data wires are gre... Trouble codes: 133 (In Transmission memory), B1040 (In Instrument cluster memory).
1961 MG MGA 2.0L Alignment VIN: GHDL96038X
thanks for the information for alignment specs.every reply was similar that the only adjustment provision is toe setting without some form of drilling/ reply was to eyeball it which was funny however i will not be doing this as my eyes are in need ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46H23
I just wanted to say thanks to those who replied. You guys rule, but I'm sorry to say that the next day when I got to work, they had picked up the car. They could not wait, it seems that a day and a half is to long to wait to get your car fixed. But before the... Trouble codes: P0300.
1986 Nissan D21 E 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN6HD12H6G
Thanks for all the help on this one. It turned out to be the tps it checked out good but when replaced solved the problem. I found the fix in the arcives from 1997 this is such a great tool to have
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GS64C92
Thanks for all the help guys. This is a complex system and the number of codes is what confused me. Most of you had it right when you suggested checking the fuses. The fuse for the HO2S was blown and blew as soon as I replace it. I mentioned that a previous ma... Trouble codes: P0030, P0141, P0155 (a2 sensor heater malfunction b2s1), P1032 (invalid dtc).
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1P4GP44R2V
Finally confirmed the fix for this vehicle it was the MAP sensor would get hot and with a little eng. vac. variation would just go nuts for a brief second.
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L wipers VIN: 2P4GP5R3WR
ordered another bcm from chrysler and that fixed the problem...thanks to all who replied. iatn rocks
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