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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABF4320R
i group if anyone ren into this type of probllem i thank you all in advance thanks avy
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGG8346Y
Hello bmw techs. This car has a problem with a/c high side going to high [ 300 and wants to go higher]. I hooked up gt1 and there is no codes in ihk, system has correct amount of freon and i can activate the auxilary fan trouhgh the dme module, but it won't co...
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 2-1 shift VIN: 1G4HP53L8P
this buick came in with a complaint that it goes into nuetral when coming to a stop and trying to take off. i checked the fluid and it was low and dark in color, but not black. i decided to change the filter and gasket, this would give me a chance to see if th...
1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WB5517R
Hi Everyone, This car came to us with an idle problem that increses anywhere from 900 to 1600 rpm's. The customer states that when it starts idling fast he pulls over and restarts vehicle. He says the problem goes away for awhile. We replaced the IAC motor tw...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L leveling system VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
hello everyone, this car will activate the pump and raise the car when weight is applied to the back but when you remove the weight the car stays up, according to the wiring diagram the exhaust solenoid is ground side switched by the leveling sensor, there,s p...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Temperature gauge VIN: 1G1YY33801
This Corvette's temp gauge reads hot when its been run for a length of time. The fact is, it's not hot. Scanner shows fan coming on at 229 degrees and off at 215. Raytech temp gun agrees. Test gauge with a sensor simulator set to resistance readings given in M...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L 1-2/2-3 VIN: 1GNDT13W8P
Hello trans techs, vehicle came in no up shifts scanned code 66 67 81 82 found. check wiring ecm-trans good. Vehicle starts in 3rd in D unless in manual 1 I need help.
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L driveline VIN: 1G1YY32P9S
The car has never been in a shop. It has only 13,000 miles on it. Customer explained that they were driving when they heard a loud "bang" but did not hit anything in the road. Since then, the vehicle has an intermittent vibration in the driveline/engine. I ver...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GTP675KRG
This vehicle hesitates slightly to moderately on accel and surges some at cruise- we think it drives pretty good but noticed slight accel hesitation after parked for some time. Heres the timeline: Customer towed in a couple months ago dead- we replaced fuel pu...
1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03E2X
after driving 20 minutes (hot) , starts to missfire (8-10 misses very small) not even big enough to tell what cylinder happens very quickly, you can feel the car skipping. seems to be worse when turning and pulling away. Any ideas?? Chad [...]
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31RXX
When this symptom does finally happen the O2 sensors drop to about 40 mv and there is no throttle response.Also the long term fuel trim stays about 121-125.All sensors seem in spec except the O2's. I would think the LT fuel trim would start to rise but it does... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L blower moter VIN: 1GNDS13502
hello fellow techs Have a strange one here also customer has limited time got this one in customer complains of no blower motor operation, also when blower motor dosen't operate abs light is also illuminated, run a scan using otc scan tool got no power to abs ...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Overheating VIN: 1GBJG31433
This is a Fedex ground van that i have been battling for overheating. I replaced the water pump due to a leak, it still overheated, i replaced the water pump again per the customers request and still running about 240. Then i put in a new thermostat, fan clutc...
1991 Chrysler Dynasty 3.3L steering rack/pump VIN: 1C3BN46R8M
This vehucle steers fine when first started cold, when it warms up approx.5 minutes the steering becomes heavy and gets progressively worse until there is no power assist at all. This happens in the 5-7 minute range of being started. The pump is making noise w...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L radio, power windows, wipers/washers VIN: 2C8GP74L22
Please Help!!! I have a dealer vehicle that when the front wiring harness (along the front of the trans and goes up to fuse box) gets wet it will shut off some accessories, but if you leave the power button for the A/C on everything will work but will cut out....
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, idle surge VIN: 1B7GL2AX1Y
hey dodge guys, we have a 2000 dakota with an intermittant idle surge and fast idle at times. problem has been on going for sometime but other repairs have made it better. first repair consisted replaceing one clogged injector and cleaning the remaining inject...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Transmission VIN: 1B4HS28N3Y
I'm not a transmission man so I'm asking for help! The customer states that the transmission won't shift when hot. I found a P1738 "High temp operation" code in it. I drove the vehicle about 5 miles while watching the trans temp on the MODIS. Temp climbed to 1...
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, long crank VIN: 2B3HD56J3Y
hi have a 00 dodge intrepid has fd undocumented code? dealer has had car and suggested to owner to have heads removed and resurfaced owner brought to me for second opinion besides code i have no data in ecm car is running computer shows no rpm,tps,cam,crank si... Trouble codes: FD
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L slave VIN: 3D7MU48C03
Installed new clutch and assembled unit. The slave had a connection betwen the slave and frame along the line. On reasemble went to bleed system could not find a bleeder. Nothing in shop key on how to bleed. Once I pumped the pedal numerous times in seemed to ...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: FMDU34X9RU
hello everyone, this truck came in on a hook. the truck would not start. after checking fuel pressure, only 29 lbs. after pump and filter was replaced the pressure was in spec. the truck left our shop i got a call about an hour later from the customer saying i...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, No start after rain VIN: 1FTEX14N8R
This truck was left with us last week because customer complains of a no-start condition after a rain or after a very humid night. He says he can crank it for a long time and it will finally start. Once it is started, the rest of the day it is OK. Does not hap...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35FSE
Thanks in advance for the help,This vehicle came to our shop today and it is the first time we have worked on it.The vehicle was about 5 qts overful on oil.We changed the oil and cleared the codes and all the prior codes p0344,p0340,p1219,p1211 did not come ba... Trouble codes: P0344 (memory code cam pos snsr ckt int), P0340 (memory cam pos snsr ckt fault), P1219 (koeo), P1219 (koeo), P1211 (koer icp pres above/below desired), P0281 (cylinder balance 7)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6536T
We got this Contour in yesterday and it has a severe lack of power problem. Car will do about 10 mph at best with the gas petal on the floor. Fuel pressure is good.(40PSI) No codes, all pids look normal, has new plugs and wires that were installed by the custo...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel pump circuit VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
No. 3 maxi fuse blows intermittently (like in 2 0r 3 days of use). The circuit supplies the anti theft RAP module, Fuel pump relay, and PCM fuel pump monitor. The circuit continues from relay to the Fuel Cut Off and to the Fuel Pump. We checked the fuel pump b...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
We have a 98 Crown Victoria at out shop with a very intermittent no start-cranks over good but won't fire. I have been driving the car for three weeks now and have had the car act up for me only twice, both times after we had been handling the harness on behin... Trouble codes: U1262
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Transmission Range Switch VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
This truck has been a thorn in my side...for a long time. The trans will go into limp mode due to the trans range incorrect. The second digit of the digital range always stays a zero. The TR3 voltage is always 5v. I have done every test that I know to do. Resi...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FM2U34E4X
Need some help on this one.this is my own truck and I'm getting confused.Trans shifts fine in all ranges.After the truck is warm the OD light starts to flash,then I start to get harse upshifts and downshifts.Hears where it gets interesting.If I turn the truck ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, theft flashing VIN: 2FMZA5I49Y
Hi guys I have an odd one here and I hope someone can help, thanks in advance for any replies. The van cuts out under load sometimes it even stalls and starts back up, it does it under load and when accelerating. when its doing it the "theft" light blinks and ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX21L62
daytime running lamps stay on along with heater system intermittenly with key out of ignition and will not shut down.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14574
thanks if advance for your time an effort in your help to find my problem. this truck was purchased at salvage pool it is a flood truck and the customer did not change all of the trans fluid and he drove the truck long enough to stem the frictions off the clut... Trouble codes: 2004 (imrc bk1 stuck open)
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power/no smoke VIN: 1FDXF46P24
vehicle exhibits low engine power-turbo pressure-ok no codes fuel filter recently change air filter new noticed more pining noise type of noise more especially at idle might be common repair very little experience with fords-we are chevrolet dealer
1993 Geo Tracker 1.6L no tcc lockup VIN: 2CNBJ18U1P
Vehicle entered shop for fluid consumption problem, smoking. Replaced modulator. Noticed there was no lockup on test drive. Tested tcc relay, brake switch and checked for voltage to trans case then replaced tcc solenoid and gov press switch. Now we have lockup...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14W9W
Reoccurring code returns P0300, misfire counters storing misfires on all cylinders, excessive misfires occurring on current misfire counters for cylinders #1 & #4, ran fuel injection cleaning on fuel system. Replace injectors #1 & #4. Misfire apparent at R.P.M... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L brake pull to the left VIN: 1GKEL19W3W
After flushing brakes about a month ago, customer came in with a brake pull to the left.checked brake hoses. flowed ok. Pulled lines at abs controller and monitored flow out of controller at fitting that leads to both front brakes.The right side circuit requir...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S5Y
Customer is complaining of RPMs dropping while driving at various speeds she says that when this happens if you try to give it gas it won't go but if you let off the gas it will pick back up and go. Also she said it has been intermittently hard to start. I ass... Trouble codes: P335, P0725
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMNDN45D92
This car hesitates and sometimes induction pop during initial start and go after sitting at least one hour.system occurs once or twice then dissappears.test coolant sensor and tps with vantage while system exist.voltage level on tps had no drop out and coolant...
1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Heater Core Pipes VIN: 1R10125XXX
I need to replace the heater core in this E (The pipes through the firewall are rotting and can't hold the hoses anymore) and can't remember what sort of labor time I'm looking at. Can people who've done this job drop me line with their experiences. Thanks, Cl...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L windows VIN: 1J4GW58N92
This jeep when temperature inside car is hot 100 deg. or so the power windows,a/c compressor,overhead display,dome lights,will not work I have checked all power and grounds that i can think of and all are ok. it kind of has a mind of its own they will not be w...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, High idle cold, VIN: KNDJB7238W
Cold idle speed is around 2100 rpm's.The idle speed will slowly come down.As engine starts to warm up there is a slight idle surge.Customer complaint is cold idle too high and check engine light.An airflow performance code PO101 sets.The computer looks at the ... Trouble codes: P0101
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L A/C Compressor VIN: JTHBF30G93
A/C compressor is inop. no trouble codes stored in ecm or in a/c controller (checking thru a/c controls). "a/c" light flashes when system is turned on. removed a/c compressor relay and jumped terminals, compressor does work. have power to relay but no ground f...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM2UF3149N
we just installed a new jasper long block and coputer. the computer fixed the first problem we were having but we still get a miss untill we put it in gear it gets a little better. we have set the timming and set the idle by the book and the only thing that he...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1416S
Check engine light on, unable to clear codes, Code C0314 comes back in. Unhooked EGR and code P0142 came on and unable this clear code. Trouble codes: C0314, P1402 (EGR industed this code)
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YFYR16VX1T
truck came in with spun rod bearings. replaced motor and customer drove for 1 month. came back complaining about a engine miss. tech test drove and noted a missfire between 2500-3000 rpm. tech checked and found fuel pressure to be within spec. tech also checke...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cruise control VIN: WDBBA45A9E
Hello everyone, This cruise does not work, I am not getting a good signal on the green/yellow wire pin #11 on cruise amplifier. The wire is good up to the speedometer assembly. The speedometer works, but the odometer and tripometer do not. Will the cruise quit...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L MIL Lamp on, poor accelleration VIN: WDBEA36E8N
R&R throttle body, sent out to Beckmann for test and advise. Unit checked out OK. Engine harness is older style (rubber boots on injector plugs), but shows no deterioration on exposed insulation. Car has no power, electronic portion of throttle plate does not ... Trouble codes: 6 (DM - ISC inoperative), 10 (EA - Engine speed signal from Base Module), 14 (EA - Closed throttle posistion switch)
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Air Condition VIN: WDB2200651
Hi everybody, i have this S320 W220 chassis that has an electrical fault, if i put on the ignition the a/c blower works immediately but if i start the engine it will take like 30sec before the blower & the compressor will pick, and also i noticed that the elec...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L module? VIN: JA3XD64B0M
This system is not getting cold, the compressor is coming on and fans are also working perfectly. I am not getting a pressure difference between high side and low side, like the compressor isn't working or the orific isn't closing. alldata has no info that is ...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L powertrain VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
This car has a vibration and noise (like a gounded out engine mount). 6 months ago it had this similar problem but not as bad we replaced three of the engine mounts. The car is back with the noise again. The engine mounts we replaced seem stretched but not gro...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Lean condition VIN: JN8DR09X8W
We have tried the same procedure as last year with little results. The MAF sensor ground was weak so we updated it and condition improved slightly but codes are still present. Could not find any TSB's on this perticular problem. Has any one come across this be... Trouble codes: P0171 (Heated oxygen sensor 1 front/SPAN), P0174 (Heated oxygen sensor 1 front/SPAN)
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start, Hard starting VIN: 1G3GR62C6V
Vehicle will randomly either not start or will act like way out of time or exsesive cranking to start. Then next time will start like a dream. Problem more predominate after long sit time but could happen imediatly after shuting vehicle off. Have checked all t...
1996 Other European F355 Spyder 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR4849T
Greetings, This vehicle is suposedly a OBD2 compliant system. Our modis is unable to communicate. I have the factory manual and information regarding this car. I seem to remember reading a previous post on retrieving codes by adding a ground in the connector p...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1P4GP44R2T
Instrument cluster failed to work when vehicle was started. nothing works as if the fuse to the cluster was blown. checked the fuse (#2 in power distribution center). No power on either side of fuse. According to my Mitchell On Demand that fuse is fed from the...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44B6V
I've got this Caravan/voyager that will only run about a minute cold,then I can watch on my OTC Genesysis scanner the theft mode change from no to yes.I then lose injector pulses,spark ok.No codes stored.The warmer the system gets,ie,the longer the key is on,t...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L radiator VIN: 1G2NE12T8T
After successfully changing the waterpump in this car(my sons), I'm having a bear of a time bleeding all the air out of the system. I installed a new 180 degree thermostat. The pump had a hair line crack in it. Everything gets hot -hoses ,radiator etc but it k...
1972 Porsche 911 S Targa .0L Ignition VIN: 9112310415
Car was towed in, new to us and we have never worked on it before. We have confirmed the problem (burn't coil wire, spark plugs washed down and distributor cap) but cannot find any proper parts for due to engine size (6 cylinder) is still in question. No engin...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H7Y
Saab has a MIL that's on intermittently more than off. We don't have Saab Tech II software so I'm working with generic data and basic testing. We've isolated the purge and vent valves by pinching off hoses and tightness tested the vapor space to 20 in H2O. No ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP leak detected)
1998 Saturn SL 1.9L High Idle VIN: 1G9ZF5288W
This car starts and idles normally, except for an intermittent high idle that has continued after replacing coolant temp sensor and pigtail. It still sets P0507 code. All scan data seems normal except IAC counts always read zero. I reviewed a couple of movies ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Control System RPM too high)
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4855X
vehicle has poor diveabilty problem mostly in am/ poor accell,no power, engine lite comes on p0325 knock sensor,i think it is caused,by poor diverabilty. all test were done for p0325 and every thing is fine. this diveabilty is not alway there. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
i do not know what to do now any help will be appreciated.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, NO POWER VIN: 3VWVA81H6V
HELP!!! We have tried everything !@?*&% We have looked at the knowledge base and have tried some of the repairs offered. Here goes... We had this car in for a miss when wet. We determined that the coil was at fault and replaced it with a VW part problem solved... Trouble codes: 17648 (Cyl 4 inj circ open - Possible Testing), 16725 (Cam Pos Sen Circ Range/Performance)

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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L electric windows VIN: WBAGF6320S
thank for all the help the switch was the problem all the replies stated problems with master switches thanks again Rick.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cluster read out VIN: WBAGJ8329T
After reading several readers comments, it appeared that the most prudent thing to do was to let the BMW dealer do this job. Reason, their experience, good price, their warranty backing me up. Sometimes with this advanced electronic gadgetry it may be wise to ...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L gauge cluster VIN: WBACD4328V
Thanks for taking the time to reply guys. The consensus seems to be that the gauge cluster needs to be replaced. One tech said you had to have it programed at the dealer and another tech said I could just plug it in if I changed a part I am not familiar with o...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1292P
a few replies that might be helpfull. 2 replies to check for poor grounds at bracket near starter. for some reason, removing cleaning and retorquing cables seems to cure some problems. also fuel pressure regulators leaking causing to flood one bank of the engi... Trouble codes: P0046, P0083, P0137, 1032, A037, T072.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y6W
Well, we got a few replies. Ended up being the blower motor that was the draw. This should have been a clue at first because the motor did not work. This motor has the module as part of the motor so it was pricey. Customer was glad to have it fixed, and so am ...
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L rr brake light VIN: 1G6ET1297W
The fix ended up being the brake light switch, There are multiple wires on this switch and I miss probed the pin for the RR brake lt signal. Thanks for the replies
1989 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L "Y"-pipe VIN: 1GCDM15Z2K
probable lean condition to right bank (injector/base gasket/?) Veh PASSED state emissions so won't be fixed 'till 'needed'
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LW15M5R
A huge thanks to all, customer stopped in yesterday and proclaimed the Beretta is good as new. I had a pile of great suggestions but, Christopher from Florida nailed it. The power steering hose had been leaking for what looked like years. It was just replaced ... Trouble codes: 44 (Fuel system lean).
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1W152M7X
Thank You for all of your help / assistance. The wire for Cylinder one was bad. Thus, giving a code for random misfire; when you look up the code (DTC), it reads as a bad cam or crank sensor(very misleading). A new set of plugs & wire did the job. THANKS! Trouble codes: P0300, P1381 (Misfire detected - no ebcm / pcm serial data).
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L flasher VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Sorry about not reading the first part of the post section better. I found out where he had the Blazer before me, and I don't care for that shops work. Got ahead of myself. Anyway, got the Blazer in this morning and yes it was the multi function switch. Replac...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2GCEK19T9Y
Thanks for all the replies, there was a slight external coolant leak at the front of the passenger side cylinder head, so I thought I would remove it to 'see what I could see'. It turns out that there is a 1 inch square coolant port at the front of this head a...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L temp, fuel and trans temp gauges VIN: 3GNGK26G31
Thanks to Bob, Clyde and Randal. I was pretty sure about the IPC when I posted; enough that I had packed the unit for shipment when the replies came in. The vehicle was acting up when brought to my shop. We got the scanner on it, pulled codes and scanned s...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
Thanks for all the replies. I wanted to wait long enough to make sure the problem was cured before I replied. I had several replies that stated to check the connections at the tcm & the solenoid pack. I cheked all female ends with a drill bit, .040 for the tcm...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L instrument panel VIN: 1C3EL46R52
Thanks to those who replied I could not isolate the problem to either the instrument panel or the BCM so I sent the customer to the dealer rather than to take a gamble by replacing one of these parts without knowing for sure it was the problem.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC12Y8Y
After post , cut wire to a/c contoreler applied ground , tps @ scan tool went 4.98 mil on , checked tps @ tps.62 ( thinking possibly ecm , but after dealer did 2 at time of earlier problem? ). opened harness on eng. Left side,no problems at all. opened harness... Trouble codes: P0123.
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF26NOJ
Apparently this is a split year and this was built in 10-88 so the filter at the switch valve does not apply as you aren't able to open this one. I went after the switch valve filter as it was suggested in a few of the replies. It was also possibly the egr, th...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10C4X
Did not get this one ,checked connection behind cluster and had 25 ohms at signal wire from sender and had 12 volts at gauge,tried 3 other clusters same thing.Got 4 responses and thanks to the ones who tried to help me.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
thanks to those who responded...the result was a defective evap canister purge valve...even though it was new from the dealer. Trouble codes: P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L abs actuation VIN: 1FAFP55U1Y
Thanks for the replies, all said to look at the tone rings. come to find out the customer had the master replaced at another shop, and forgot to say something about. Even after quizing both of them. well long story short, finished job that the other shop had n...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L81
Sorry it took so long to get back. We've been backed up really bad. Got some good replies but bob was right on. When I took out the pressure regulator and saw a brown muck like substance come out, I decided to take off the fuel rail and the four injectors on t... Trouble codes: P0137.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L a/c temp VIN: 1FMZU73E92
I got replies from 'That's normal' to low charge, to heater case defects. We pulled the heater case and found that where the 2 halves of the main case are joined (this is not a seam meant for speration, it is glued) it had spilt open about 1/2 inch allowing he...
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31342
I neglected to mention drivability was never an issue but thanks to Ed for the information 'Under the rear seat by the module is a ground wire for the fuel pump module. Check it. Does the vehicle ever stop running? When the PCM no longer receives a signal from... Trouble codes: P1233.
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P2R
Changed pcv valve and hose again, mil light did not reappear. Thanks to all who offered their help. Leo Trouble codes: P0171.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Fluid level VIN: 1HGCB987L1
Sorry it took so long to post the fix on this one, thanks for the many replies. Nothing conclusive in the replies, and without the Honda diagnostic tester it came down to either the abs hydraulic unit or the abs controller. Not wanting to take a guess we had t...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
well, thanks for all the responses, they were all helpful although we had checked most of the things you mentioned. a special thank you to Mariano [...], he got it right (which is what we suspected all along), it was a bad driver in the pcm. installed a new p...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Backfires in exhaust VIN: 1J4GZ78SC6
I tried several of your suggestions, and then, I thought back over the events of the last several days. The customer did not have a performance issue. The Jeep would die out, but until that time it ran fine. I decided to try another crank sensor. The one I had... Trouble codes: 62 (No milage reading to PCM), 21 ([...] fixed lean).
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: KNAFB1213X
Well its been about 1 week & 200 miles and has ran very good.Looking back now I should have replaced TPS sensor from the start.I have tested & tested but dont find anything wrong.I did put back on engine and test drove & same problem came back. Dont understand... Trouble codes: P0123, P0101.
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1246V
Lads, Aidan and Nicholas were on the right track, the vehicle speed sensor is going crazy after a hot idle or hard run, causing the ECU to close down the injectors.. Thanks very much Trouble codes: P1316, P1313 (Misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire).
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243X
Hi there, Thanks for the info, you were very helpful once again. I don't know if the chicken came before the egg or what, but we ended up replacing the MAF sensor, and we found the intake manifold bolts a little loose. These items were Driving the fuel trim ... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Too Lean Bank B), P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank B).
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U04
Well I want to first start off and thank everybody tht responed to this request, and so does my boss the guy who posted it. It was the MAF sensor like 90% of you guys said. The thing that made it wierd was there was no lean code for bank 2 but some were saying... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean conditione bank 1).
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
We tried to clear the passages by blowing with air and dumping cleaners in the pipe at side of engine block.A lot of wasted time. It seems that these are like the V8 engine, when clogged, the head will have to come off. Of course customer doesn.t want to fix a... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection).
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L u-joint VIN: 1N6ND11S3H
Thanks to all who replied. To fix this truck I had to go to salvage and retrieve a used shaft. Luckily there was a local yard that had one. Just had to look in the right place. Sorry but if you have a 'staked' u-joint there is no replacement.
1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no reverse VIN: JN1HJO1PXL
Thank you to all that replied. Followed Jeff [...] advice about checking line pressure (OK) reverse pressure (OK) solenoids were installed new on initial overhaul also air pressured the drums (OK).Took the tranny out again and to it apart. Low and behold on ...
1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42DOT
RIGHT ON! Almost every email suggestion was to disable EGR system and see if hot miss under load is gone. I knew of this problem with the Ford Windstars, SHO's, and all 4.6L Ford's but thought it was just a FoMoCo glitch. I guess they're all basically the same...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1118V
The why the voltage of the TPS become zero when its hot had been discoverd and answered finally. Seth [...] is right with this one. He said to look for a grounded wire to a shield wire and which is five inches away fron the TPS sensor. The white wire (sign... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705 (excessively high or low voltage input from TPS).
1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GHDU06L6P
i tried another egr w/ no change. i removed upper and lower intake and resealed w/ no change. i removed timing cover and found harmonic balancer not installed properly which affected crank sensor and timing. note timing chain was ok but lower gear cracked as a...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G3WH52K6X
Hi Guys! We got her fixed! My daughter was helping me and I let her attempt the diagnostics. She read all your responses and obtained a electrical diagram and went nose to the grind stone. She didn't get far before she found the problem. After checking mos...
1992 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4P3CT44U6N
could not find anything with the ignition system removed computer found very small burn spot and installed rebult ecm fixed problem runs great thenks for the help
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Panel Air Flow VIN: 1G2WJ52M8V
Thanks for all the replies, and I would like to apologize for wasting everyones time. The car had about a 35% charge in it.I would have checked this before posting a help request (as I understand that it's proper protocol) but my customer was just too busy to ...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L power door VIN: 1GMDX03EXW
Thank you to those who replied, after performinf the relearn procedure on the sliding door module it worked fine and has been working ever since.
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