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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L engine
Hello Audi specialists: I never thought something this lame would lead me to post a help request (first time) but I am close to crying uncle on this. I am new to Audi's. Desparate customer brought car to me as a no start after local dealer could not get it go...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Lighting VIN: WAUDD68D68
Customer states the dome light does not come on when door is open or when car is unlocked from remote. Will still come on if operated from switch. Program Test and Fault trace electrical system for lighting. Checked fuse control and wiring at door switches. T...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L camshafts VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
hello again. have another beauty here. this audi i am working on whenever the camshafts get torqued down to 7 ft pounds the camshafts get real hard to turn. the timing chain tensioner is working good and the valves are okay,but with the timing belt off and the...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAJ9319M
all i have on this bmw is a lite mainual i need more info on the temp sender and wire charts the temp signel is at -62 f with the ecu unpluged is this a short pleas help??? Trouble codes: 45 (coolant temp sender is at -62f at all times)
1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Coolant temp guage VIN: 2G4WB55M6R
I have a buick regal that the temp guage reads too high. it reads 260*F when the engine is only at 220*f. I have replaced the sending unit and checked the wires (power, ground, and signal) going to the instrument cluster. After hooking up a variable resister s...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
the vehicle runs but pings when it gets hot, and has no real power. it misses sometimes. when the code was cleared it would stay off for a while but would come back on after sitting for a while, either way the light comes and goes after each repair and after a...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L possible abs module VIN: 3G5DA03EX2
This van originally came in for an abs and traction light on and occasional abs activationon on dry pavement. There was a code for a left front speed sensor. Testing showed both front sensors shorted to ground, so both sensors were replaced. Later the van retu...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L no power VIN: 1G6KS533LU
vehicle has no power...boggs on acceleration..no codes
1924 Chevrolet NATIONAL 2.0L king pins VIN: OXGAB12499
Hi world tech`s I have a 1924 Chevolet National Convertable for a safety inspection . this car is right hand steer & was made in South Afica . I`m looking for a source for king pins & info on whether the wheel bearing grease caps pull off or twist off . the m...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L fan VIN: 1G1YY2180K
i can not get the fan (radiator cooling fan)to run with the compressor,relay is fine,pcm is new (reman)the fan does run with engine temp.at 220, and cycles fine, but with a/c on the fan will not contimue to run while the compressor is running, high pressure on...
1989 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Scottsdale 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNGR26NXK
Hello ppl. This burban has us stumped. Customer complaint was lack of fuel economy and occasional check engine light. codes for lean exhaust and obvious lean condition lead us to bad intake gasket and throttle body spacer gasket. both of which we replaced. Rep... Trouble codes: 44 (exhaust lean)
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L torque converter VIN: 1G1LT5411K
Hello to all...am just seeking an opinion on this matter. A long time customer brings her Corsica to me and asks me to replace the transmission. I do a test drive and the tranny has a slight slip from 2-3, not that bad though for the mileage. The other problem...
1989 Chevrolet Beretta 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IMCVDE22H9
this is my sister-in-laws car she wants it fixed but im at a loss they have had alot of work doneand 3 other shops tell her there is nothing wrong with her car but there is when it warms it begins to chug then if you roll up to a stop sign it will quit at the ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Driveline? VIN: 1GCHK29U62
Customer complains of a "trailering" feel when driving at speeds over 50 mph. He first noticed the condition approx a year ago and it hasn't gotten worse, about the same since then. Test driven and symptom reproduced. Intermittent low frequency "shudder" fro...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L a/c drive belt VIN: 1GNEC16ZX2
Hello and thank anyone in advance for your help in this matter. I have a 2002 chevy suburban with a 5.3l engine breaking a/c belts in half for no apparent reason. These belts have been diff. brands and the tensioner has been replaced after noticing minor probl...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H8T
Thanks for reading this car has no spark no crank sig or cam signal on scanner my problem is the 8 volt ref. at dist is only 5 volt ref unpluged all sensors i could find inc. vss sensors still have problem only 5 volts mitchell and alldata say it should have 8...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56HXW
vehicle came in about 2 weeks ago as a no start. checked and found no spark. traced problem to ignition coil and replaced distributor. vehicle started right up but had misfires on 2 cylinders. found arcing plug wires and 2 plug holes were full of oil. I then r...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R6X
Fellow techs, Have this concorde that keeps setting a po300 and I don't know why. Started about a month ago. During that week we had the most rain in one week here since they started recording that sort of thing. I found water in two of the plug holes. The ba...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Starter VIN: 2C3HD36J8Y
Customer says that ocasionally that the car will not start and it seems that "wiggling" the gearshift will then make it crank and start. The problem has never been duplicated in our shop. The wiring diagram shows that the P/N safety switch is inside the trans...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F8V
This intrepid is misfiring. Trouble codes p0 300 p0302 p0306. Pulled plug wires while engine was running and these two cylinders are indeed missing. Replaced plugs and wires, #6 is no longer misfiring but # 2 is. I can hear all injectors clicking with a stethe... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0306
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8P
hello group, hope someone can help. vehicle came in could barley drive,we checked fuel pressure,check codes,code for map sensor.have had lots of fords with same sympton,unplug maf runs fine replace sensor vehicle done,not this time. put a cardone on first then... Trouble codes: 159 (maf circuit)
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L pump VIN: 11FTYR14X7
Hi all you ford experts. I bought this truck a few weeks ago. when I bought it, it had this power steering whining noise that sounded just like a bad pump, ghhhhhh ...ghhhhhhhhh. (hope you can make sense of my noise description) I replaced the pump with an aft...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6539W
Hi ALL: Have this Contour in the shop. It has a fairly serious misfire. Not a complete dead hole but close. A preliminary visual showed worn plugs and original wires, also a quick scan showed PO304. Figured some plugs and wires and its out the door. Not so soo... Trouble codes: P0304
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L inter. shift from first VIN: 2GTEC19Z9P
customer stated that when brake warning light is on veh. will not shift. when light goes out veh. would shift. on road test found with scanner no veh. speed from vss and speedometer not moving. tested vss and foud it giving no signal and replaced it. Still veh...
2000 GMC c6500 7.4L park brake VIN: 1GDJ7H1D5Y
This truck has the service park brake light on.What I really want is to find a source for info on this brake system.I checked Helm on the internet,they don't show a shop manual for this truck. Does anyone have a book that covers this park brake system that you...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GTHG35R32
This vehicle has a miss under heavy load up hill , MIL will flash and go off P0300, you cant even hardly feel the miss, which we originally thought was an ignition problem. But now we are getting low oil pressure in my opinion, its in spec per Gm but at idle i...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bucks - part throtle VIN: JHMBA4127K
Car bucks at part throttle all the time but worse when hot. when accelerating slightly feels good when you step into it fully its ok, it only bucks and starves at part throttle.
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L vtec VIN: 1HGEJ8144V
this 97 honda civic ex came in with no running problems, only dtc 1259. i had cleared code as mitchell instructed, drove car with a couple of 6.000 rpm blast and monitered, vtec status showed on at the required times about 5400+ rpm's. now the dtc 1259 has not...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L AC System VIN: 1GHCG2257W
came in not cold, charged with dye, was cold for a while, came back a few weeks later low again and i found the leak at the low side port. replaced the line and the problems started with the pressures, and it isnt cold, replaced the drier and the problem is st...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45G1Y
working on this for another shop. They installed a new upstream 02 and of course the code came back. the only problem I felt is that it is low on power. Could a "out of calibration maf "cause this code to occur? Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0133
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L dead battery VIN: SAJNA5848J
at this point of time what else would cause a draw after so many days also with multy meter hooked up i have a constant .250ma draw .
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2J4XY29SNJ
Good Day I'm working on a 1992 4.0L jeep, and it's running really rich fluiding itself out.I have put a fuel gage on and its pushing 110psi of fuel presure,I reaplaced the fuel pressure regulator, and still no change whats the problem?
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ48S2W
This Jeep came in with a no start, no spark or injector pulse. I checked all of the 3 wire sensors and have 5 volts at the sensor on the positive side of plug but on the ground side of the sensor plugs I have 2 volts. I ran a jumper from ground to the ground s...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L no guages VIN: 1J4FF68S0X
we have a problem with an intermittent no mic bus signal @ the same time none of the dash guages work. code 1687 is all we get from the pcm. there are no drivability complaints either. if any one has any idea or has seen this before we are looking to repair th... Trouble codes: 1687 (no mic bus)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1540Y
Greetings! Disco has MIL on for P1412: secondary air system. Alldata is sketchy on this one. I ran tests as specified in Alldata, but now need to run the "Secondary Air System Diagnostic" test. I don't have access to a "Testbook", LR's answer to a scan tool t... Trouble codes: P1412 (Secondary Air System Fault B1 signal implausible)
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Struts VIN: JT8UF11E1M
We have a Lexus LS 400 in the shop with weak struts. After pricing new struts (Vehicle is equipped with factory sport suspension - air bags) the customer and I are thinking about doing a conversion to standard struts. (springs) I am familiar with many of the c...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1FD3318P
Hi, Thank you for trying to help. We believe the problem is in the air injection system. On a road test, the smog pump air is being diverted from the air control valve back thru the relief hose to the air filter housing on acceleration. When we back off the g...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Starting VIN: 1YVFP80745
need info on this car towed in ran out or low on oil the filter was installed wrong.did lof over now car is a no start do these cars have some kind of safty feature on them.all i get is one injector pulse and one spark during cranking.compresion is good .see n...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBCA35DXJ
Hi guys..Vehicle was brought in to us by stereo shop...they installed aftermarket radio and now customer says that he has no instrument cluster illumination also no illumination at climate control panel or window switches. We did the obvious first such as chec...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Unknown VIN: WDBEA30D3L
Customer has had this Benz for several years and the A/C has been leaking at the compressor for several years, he has been charging it with a can for a while and finally it got to where he would put a couple cans of 134a in and it would last one day. We replac...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Idle low VIN: WDB1290672
Customer complaint: poor idle quality. Dear members, Vehicle has been to previous workshop, they replaced perished loom & throttle actuator. We found idle speed low 500"rpm, in drive - hot, engine would miss a beat or two then sometimes stall. A couple off ti...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBEA32E1R
Customers complaint is a "no start - turns over" - this has been an intermitten problem but is now 100% - has no spark - or injector pulse - was not able to get any codes - has power to coils and injectors in run and start positions - we have tried a cam senso...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA29G2X
Greetings to all I have this mercedes that has multiple cylinder misfire codes and an o2 sensor code.I pulled the sparkplugs to see what shape they are in and they do not look bad at all.In the past I have changed alot of mass air flow sensors on the m series ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, * mil light out? VIN: 1MELM50U6P
Customer is complaining of an Intermittant cranks but NO-START. We have not been able to duplicate it on several different attempts. Customer has mentioned to us that when the problem is present the mil will not bulb check and stays out. Have never seen one wi...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6538V
Hi Ford Techs ; This vehicle came in originally with mil light on & p1131 code [ up o2 lean ]- road tested 20 miles ,could not duplicate . all sensor readings ok at this time . I gave the car car back to the customer . 1 week later , car returned on the hook... Trouble codes: P1131
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Battery light doesn't come on VIN: 4A3AA46G63
Car came in not charging. We installed a Bosch alternator and same thing, when key is first switched on battery light does not come on and of course it won't charge when engine is on.We thought it was a defective alternator so we ordered another.We installed a...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D91
the customer stated the check engine light is on. the customer also mentioned when filling the gas tank at several different service stations, the gasoline always spills out and does not want to shut off. the canister does not appear to be cracked and the evap... Trouble codes: P1446 (mfr. contrl aux emmisions)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L ride control VIN: 1G3NF52E91
When turned to the right all the way going forward or backward something pops once which feels like it is coming from the right side. I have two other alero cars the same year doing the same thing, except the others can be turned right or left all the way and ...
1991 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L ignition switch VIN: 1P3XA763MF
The ignition switch gets very hot, esp. the 2 center wires, when using the blower motor for heat or a/c. Originally it came in for no start and found that the switch had ?burnt up?. A new switch lasted about one year. Grounds and connects have been checked and...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Cooling fans relay VIN: 1P4GP44G6X
Hi everybody , I have this minivan at my shop rigth now , and the problem is that like a little more than 6 weeks ago , it came to the shop because it was overheating , we quickly found out that the cooling fans were not working , checked the fan , they were o...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L all gauges and power acc. VIN: 1G2NE52EXX
On initial start up the gauges will not work and the power accessories such as windows and locks will not work. May only happen once or twice a day, and all will start to function 5-10 seconds after start up. I have seen many ignition switches fail with simila...
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Evaporator Case VIN: YS3DF58V3T
We just replaced an evaporator core with a new OE unit. Now, with fan on high, recirc door closed, evaporator case leaks water EVERYWHERE(including a steady stream from the drain)! We resealed the right side cover with silicone and it no longer leaks there, bu...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
Car will run fine most of the time. Can not see any pattern to running problem, very random. Starts to misfire and MIL starts flashing. Looses power and is very sluggish. May run poor for a few minutes or only a few seconds. Fuel pressure does not drop. Once I... Trouble codes: P1300 (Random Misfire), P0300
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
customer replace frt 02 sensor already, but found the code comes back instantly.never heard of the code,using snap on scanner does not help. Trouble codes: P1134
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1VK12W2N
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 12WEFG1V51
Car came in with mil on and code po171. Checked for vac leaks, non found. Checked fuel pressure it was at 45-47 psi. No exhaust leaks found. Injectors all dropped the same amount of pressure when I tested them w/ an OTC injector tester. I did replace the o2 se... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window/ VIN: 3VWDC21V9Y
every time key turned to run poss. fuse for power windows/ reverse lites blows.removed door panels unpluged m otors/switches removed back up lites still blows unpluged back up lite switch still blows. cant find curcit that leads into car
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J9Y
Pass the Excedrin, please! This Volvo came in with the MIL on. I retrieved code P0171 fuel trim at it's limit. FF data indicated that the problem occurred at idle, hot and LTFT was more than +20 %. After verifying no vacuum leaks (smoke machine), fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171 (Anyones guess)

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L front drive axles VIN: 2HNYD18411
after reading the responses to my post,i did check to make sure the 2nd gear recall was completed.it had already been done.i decided to pull both front axles,although the cv joints felt and looked ok..left front axle,upon inspection,had a missing bearing.i had...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUJA84A3T
Well this was one of those two part fixes that just take extra time to identify. 1st. one of the connectors on the back of the ignition switch pushed out of the connector. After reconnecting that we rechecked and it did need a starter after all. We had voltage...
1993 BMW 730i 2974CC drain battery after 3/4 days VIN: WBAGD22030
This is a very difficult problem to find in that even with every fuse removed the car still has a major current draw which can only be reduced by removing the two main black control units under the rear seat opposite the battery,I got many helpfull suggestions...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Sure enough when we tested the back pressure flow out of the cat converters the right back was 0 and the left bank was at 8psi - we put a left side converter on it and replaced the electronic thermostat - multiple cylinder mis-fire codes are gone and the #139 ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9324V
Well this one is fixed. It was the crank sensor, however the problem was it had chaffed through the wiring and was causing an intermittent short to ground. The wiring would move away from the ground, car would run, until you took off, then it grounded again. T...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L fuses 1 - 15 VIN: WBAAM5335X
Thanks to the three people who replied. One mentioned the fuses that were located above the main fuse block. These fuses were all good. The other two metioned the ignition switch. One set of contacts in the switch were bad. Replaced switch and everything is no...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADM6349Y
Hi guys...Thanks to all that responded to my post...Problem ended up being the auxillary cooling fans in the front of the vehicle. When the a/c compressor is on these fans must be running or the pressure will build up to high. Removed the bumper cover and inst...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L level control VIN: 1G6KD52B7S
Thank you for your input guys. I replaced the pump assembly and the system is working fine. Thanks again, Jim
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L antitheft VIN: WO6VR52R8V
I would like to thank the members who took time to give me some suggestions on this one, although the info I got wasnt what I was looking for, probably because these Cateras are not very common. I posted this mainly to find out where I get the 4 digit code. Mo...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Brake Pad Sensor VIN: W06VR54R9Y
Hi there, Brian from NC is correct. As some of you may know, this vehicle is not really a Caddy nor was it built in the USA. It is mostly a german Opel and the brake sensor circuit is similar to BMW and Mercedes Benz. I tried Mitchell but they said use 100...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start
found two problems, one was a bad ign. module, the second was a short in the power wire to the ecm. thanks everyone!
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, idles very high VIN: 2G1WN51TXM
Vehicle fix ended up to be a shorted wire to the iac motor under the intake plenum. It was found by tugging on the harness to the ps pump side of plenum and the vehicle returned to base idle. mil went out and vehicle ran and started great. Thanks to all your a... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC problem), 44 (Lean exhaust).
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GCEK19CXP
thank you in to all that replied i was checking diesel pressure and the primary pump quit, put new one and set pump timing to the line it ran fine before it would smoke like crazy my guess pressura was low, i than bought snap on diesel timing adaptor and set i...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M8X
It was the crank sensor. Even though it tested good it was one of the first things we replaced. I decided to changed it again, both AC Delco, this time vehicle wouldn't start. Put third AC Delco sensor on ran like a top. Don't we love new out of the box defect...
1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L expansion valve VIN: 1C3BF66P5F
My sincerest thanks to all the techs who took time to help me. You guys are great , and thanks to iatn for this marvelous service. The techs that said it was the water valve hit it on the head. I clamped off the heater hose and presto instant cold air. All was...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56GOX
Special thanks to all that replied. The Snappy data problem is something that Snap-On engineering states they are dealing with. (NICE) This kind of misinformation makes me more inclined to go OEM for my scanner equipment. Anyway, the cranks sensor was found to... Trouble codes: 1389 (no asd relay output voltage at pcm).
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L wipers VIN: 2B4FP2535T
Well it is finally fixed. I received 18 responses and the BCM was by far the overwelming answer. I thought it was the switch, and I had already replaced it. I had a couple of guys that thought it might be the wiper motor so I tried one. No change. I got custom...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF16Z2V
consider this fixed--concensus was I was looking at a shorted sensor pulling down the VREF--most of my work is Ford, and I am not quick to condemn PCM's--should have mentioned that prior to ordering the new PCM, I had gone over a wiring diagram (SOP) and unplu...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, idle surge VIN: 1B7GL2AX1Y
thanks again for all of your help. i got 6 useful replies but customer hasn't brought vehicle back. i spoke with him and he said that it has only acted up once since the last repair attempt. i strongly suspect that throttle position has an intermittant problem...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L radio VIN: 1D4GP24R93
a sincere thanks to steve @ power electric. it is the conclusion of the customer and i that the radio has a loose solder joint as suggested by steve for the simple reason that she lives down a very rough dirt road that is close to a mile and a half long. at th...
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP45T5S
I hate it when this happens, but after messing with this thing for a week, finally set forget it, put it back together and just drove it, one day later, problem vanished! I'm not sure what happened but timing is now advancing and vehicle runs perfect. Thanks f...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
several techs said that the problem was due to boots on coils and plugs being bad. also said that coils fail frequetly. on this particular car i found the compression was down on one cylinder. this was supposed to have been a new engine. but i later found from...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 11FTYR14X7
ok all you guys let me first start by thanking all you who responded. I was almost about to give up but I decided to try what keith recomended. I ran some engine decarbonizer (sea foam) through a vacuum port. I let it sit for about 15 min. started and drove fo...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS Brakes VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Hi All: This one is fixed and out the door. I received 18 replies and about 90% of them pointed to cracked tone rings or dirty-weak wheel speed sensors. I forgot to mention in my original post that we had checked the tone rings for cracking and had cleaned all...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L idler pulley timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1132Y
the last attempt at fixing this ford , updated made in [germany] idler pulley brg. bolt assembly .has been together for 3-weeks. this thing gives no warning .breaks off flush with eng. block, want to thank the guys that responded.chris -michigan dennis-iowa du...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
It was the cmp sensor as suspected. Replaced with new one and fired right up. Thanks for all the inputs and suggestions. Very good responses. Found a couple new tricks with the Mastertech today also. Dealer came by while working on truck and showed me some sho...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P51
Lots of good suggestions, some already covered but I left out in the original post. Sean and Duane nailed the bad p.c.v. valve. MAF was cleaned with electric motor cleaner/ no difference. BARO pid was at 153hz / close for this area(sea level). Rechecked pcv an... Trouble codes: P0171 (Sys too lean).
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L flex plate VIN: 1FMDU75W72
thanks for all the responses at this time the noise is still there and the customer is going to drop of the explrer in two weeks when i can have it for a extended period of time. i have since replaced the flex plate and flywheel (new from ford) i have also pur...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L noise. VIN: 1FMYU04132
thanks to everyone who replied.we removed the manifold and found a cracked area along weld for manifold under the heat shield.a light mig weld took care of the problem,reinstalled heat shield.
2001 Geo Prism 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1Y1SK52881
The fix was the updated MAF sensor. ( Toyota calls it an intake air flow meter I think ) The symptom was a tip in hesitation, EXACTLY like an old carb engine with a bad accel. pump. 99% of you guys said that, many thanks.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A11
Greetings to all that replyied to my request. after 9 replies and all pointed to the Mass air flow sensor (dealer had 4 in stock) I did replace it, we did not reprogram the ecm because customer wanted to try sensor by it self first. The owner has had the car f... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Rattling sound VIN: SAJGX2049X
Thanks again for the thoughts on this one. Evidently, no one else has heard this noise before. I had suggestions ranging from rear brake shoes rattling, rear wheel bearings, and a faulty speedo drive gear. Rene from Belgium had some good info I'll paste in: He...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant sensor VIN: SAJJA4209Y
Thank you for all the replies, everyone hit it right on the nose,it was the resevoir...live and learn! Thank you all again.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L windows VIN: 1J4GW58N92
Replaced body control module problem gone. Thanks for the help
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5OU1T
All but one reply was to look right where we thought it should be. Come to find out the system was not enhanced evap special thanks to Roger from Michigan Who wrote ,'96 taurus may or may not be enhanced EVAP system. Lower the canistor assembly at rear of ve... Trouble codes: P0446.
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L calipers VIN: 4N2DN11W4S
we replace the master cylinder with a new one from the dealer.test drove w/ new master. took a temperature reading from left front rotor and showed a drop in temperature, but wheel felt just a little tight.we decided to warrantee the new brake hose and caliper...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Unknown VIN: JN8AR05YXV
Thank you for the replies,I was running out of options on this one so I pulled the trans and went through it and I still couldn't find anything wrong all the clutches were like new and all the seals and sealing rings looked fine.I called a friend at a trans sh...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G2HX52K3S
Thanks to every one who replied, I wish I could enlighten every one with a miracle cure that fixed the ailing Bonneville but unfortunately that wasn't the case. We'll chalk this one up to 'luck of the draw.' The last engine we put in we dropped the oil pan on ...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L No Start VIN: WP0CA2996Y
In testing this car we found that if we disconnected the battery for 5 minutes we would get the car to start & run 1 time. We sent the car to the dealer & the Engine ECU was replaced & recoded. Now the car runs fine. thanks for the input
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L key cylinder VIN: YS3DF55N5T
My fix for this was to grind the locking tang away with a small stone on a Dremel tool. There's just enough room for the stone to grind it away without harming the housing. Once it's ground off, the tumbler will come out.
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