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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19UYA2259V
customer reports of vehicle stalling while driving. although never duplicating a stall when driving, at times it will start and immediately stall. even with the throttle depressed it will start and stall. acts like a typical ford iac valve. any help is appreci...
1994 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARBB32N8R
Does anyone have a trouble code description for 1224 and also how to reset check engine light. Thanks in advance Trouble codes: 1224
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L down shift VIN: WAUXD68D81
Audi techs please share your knowledge. This Audi runs great but the customer wants it to down shift to first gear and states that he read on the internet that it can be programmed to do so. I feel that this is not a good idea but as we all know if the custome...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Brake Light Warning VIN: WBAAB5400G
Well I think I tried everything I can think of to fix this track car. The brake light warning light and "Check" light flashes after we step on the brake after startup. It goes away if you press the black switch but the red light stays on. We changed all the bu...
1992 BMW 325is 2.5L starter VIN: WBABF3316W
car got towed in about two weeks ago for not starting, checked and found starter bad, customer drove the car for 110 miles and got in again for no start and found strater no good. i found a bulletin on alldata a bout the starting problem, but i do not no if so...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBACA5320R
vehicle failed emission test on all categories.changed cat and failed hc limit 58,reading 127.scan shows vehicle running rich and vehicle speed at idyle [...] runs great.please help.
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 60 amp ignition fuse VIN: 1G4HP52K4W
Looking for any help on this Buick. Customer can drive vehicle for 2-3 weeks before problem occurs. Shuts vehicle off and when they come back to start it, the minute the key is turned off it blows the #2 60 amp maxi fuse for the igniton system in the power dis...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G5DB03E03
We have a problem only when A/C is on.With the A/C on we lose pressure and vehicle stalls.It does not happen every time.No codes found.A/C system is working fine,no diagrams and vehicle is out of warranty.Help.Thanks for your time.
1984 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Sluggish, won't rev VIN: 1G6AL5783E
Hi Group, This Caddy is a challenge today. It idles poorly and will not rev above 2000-2500 rpm at all, and it is slow to rev up to that. No codes, fuel press. & Vol. in spec, Fuel filter is new, Ign. timing was right on without me touching it. Engine vacuum...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19K7S
customer's concern was "dogging on accel, like trying to pass a kidney stone". check dynamic compression and find it very low. removed the intake and found excessive carbon build up on the intake valves. cleaned and reinstalled intake, no change, except now th...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Fuel pump VIN: 1GNDU6ORT1
this van is making me go nuts. keep blwing the fuel pump fuse. it will run for a while then blow or somtimes it wont blow at all. Vech was in for oil leaks and another tech in the shop repaired oil leaks and shampoo. cust came back on a hook. Found fuel pumpo ...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L A/c fan speeds VIN: 2G1WL52M2W
elec.speedo is inop., unless a/c fan speed is awitched to "high", then speedo needle acts like a Tach, and odometer starts rolling as if traveling at high rate of speed. As indicated, changed speed sensor at tranny, and speedo cluster, no change in syptoms. Ra...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G1ND52J61
Hello all, this vehicle came to us after the dealer performed a tune up and fuel injection service. The customers complaint is a rpm surge of around 300 rpm when cruising. When I test drove the vehicle I was going 75 mph, when I excel very slightly, not enough...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Compressor VIN: 1GBJG31R82
Van came in for A/c inop. I show no request parameter in data stream. Followed flow chart for compressor does not engage. Verified static charge. Tried control head for proper operation of vent control. Bypassed high pressure switch. It then wanted to test con...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L turn signals cruise brake lamps VIN: 1GNDX03E51
with lights off turn signal dash lamps stay on cruise kicks off when you turn rh signal and one flashes with signal on with lights on cuise inop on brake makes dash turn signals light up brighter lh trun no flash rh dash light goes off replaced multifuncion sw...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7CL23X0S
This Dakoda has me stumped.. Truck came in with a bad starter. A few days days later customer called and said truck was dying. I thought Ok battery was disconnected and it needs to relearn. After a few days I had customer bring truck back to see if I had ineve...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46T9T
No spark, asd relay comes on for 1 sec with key then never again. Have the 8volts at cam and crank sensor. I am not sure what else i am supposed to see from these sensors while cranking. {I am a Ford man 27 years} The owner said he just went out to start it th... Trouble codes: 11 (history code for ignition)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rear wipers & turn signals VIN: 1B4GP44G8W
On this vehicle the buttons for the rear wipers are flashing & AC button does not light up or operate,also turn signals & flashers do not operate.I believe there is a reset procedure for this problem but I am not sure and would appreciate any info.Thank-you.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
Thers no pattern to when this problem occurs.It was a random intermitant miss and the last week it has stalled while driving but restarted then run again and stalled again.Past repairs in the archives were cam sensor and alot of flywheel issues.seems like the ...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L all shifts VIN: 1B8HS48Z62
code #p1740,tcc solenoid problem. erratic shifting hot.shifts 1-2 late(about 4000 rpm)than trans.overheat lite comes on(about 300 degrees).scan-data-desired gov.psi & actual psi do not match when trans. acts-up.actual gov.psi on scanner is low about 30 psi max...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L overdrive shift VIN: 1FBJ531GXP
my question is to the ford techs or anyone familiar with how the switch on the shift lever affects the trans solonoids. This one is lit up but always remains in the non-overdrive mode. Does the switch activate a relay? I dont have a electrical diagram for this...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
HELLO, First help request so bear with me, we don't normally work on diesels except for maint. work so here goes, have this 95 f-250 diesel that will start fine cold and if you shut it right off will restart fine, but if you let it run up to tempature and shut...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5143T
Van was towed into shop for no-start. Checked cylinder compression initially on front 3 (cylinders # 4, 5, and 6 are easy to get to). #4:25psi, #5:125psi, #6:135psi. Removed valve cover, backed off rockers to cyl #4 pressurized cylinder, no air leaking into in...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMEU17L4V
air suspenson goes dowd intermitent have changed gem modjule and hight sensor .most of the times when key is turned off.i haved checked for tsb and none found for this problemb. Thanks in advance.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Low vac / compressio VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
wont pullit's self so only test drive was in the shop lot, frist it felt like exhust back persser, noop, vacuum test showed no signes and it didn't have the plugged xehust type sound, engine will spin up realy good, just takes a little time getting started, BU...
1998 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I got this car last week and drove it while hot. The car ran great and idled constantly around 750 RPM. MIL light was on when I got the car with a P1152 code. Checked datastream, and all O2 sensors seemed to be switching normal. Customer agreed to let me keep ... Trouble codes: 1152 (Lack Of HO2S21 Switches - Sensor Indicates Lean)
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L front end VIN: 1FMZU73E11
we have a 2001 explorer, as you drive a hit a good size bump the wheels shake back and forth vilently. this happens first at around 40mph, the only thing that stops it is if you slow to about 15 or 20mph, hitting the brakes doses nothing and i feal no vibratio...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16R5X
Hi Folks, Hoping to get some input on a Suburban that I bought in AZ. It ran fine when I was there but after sitting for a month{was started every so often}my driver who was bringing it back to NH for me called and said cel was on. It had a #5 cyl misfire cod... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L four wheel drive VIN: 1GKDT13W2Y
Customer came in with the complant of the four wheel drive lights on the dash where flashen and the service four wheel drive light came on.Scanned car found a code u1026 (no communication on the class 2 data line)Checked the fuses all ok.Checked for grounds al...
1997 Honda Accord DX 2.2L coolant fan VIN: 1HGCD5628V
good evening car in good shape runs fine coolant fans come on normally and car doesn't overheat when you shut off car the coolant fans come on and run quite a while whether car hot or cold tried coolant fan relay and both temp sensors no difference any help gr...
1994 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF31T8S
I am working on a 1995 Hyundai Sonata that initialy came in with a really bad miss under load at lower RPMs. I checked the basics finding a really nasty cap and rotor, as well as two bad plug wires. Did a full tune up (except the fuel filter at this time) expe...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start
Hello, Well this one was towed in, no start. No spark or fuel cranks good. 1...It will not communicate with my scanner. 2...Bulb check with key on ok but... no gauges, no check engine light. I have checked all fuses and swapped the asd relay. 3...The sca...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
This Grand Cherokee came in overheating and the cooling fan inop. MOD gave a picture of a cooling fan relay which so far we have not been able to locate. Question is what are the most common causes of the radiator fan not working on this vehicle, and if the re...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA66E4M
I have this Mercedes that came in with a leaking compressor. Installed new OEM compressor and drier, flushed system, evacuated and recharged and the compressor will operate from one to four seconds and cut off. I know there is a rpm sensor in the back of the c...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA23EXV
hello. have this benz it runs good hot. start car in the morning runs okay. step on the gas pedal and nothing. dose not rev just barely runs. has three misfire codes and one fuel trim code(lean). have check fuel pressure(not sure on spec) has 55psi. fuel regul...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Can anyone shed any light on this problem, first time we have seen this. Customer states ABS, ETS, Brake warning lights are on and bell is ringing. On her way to drop off car transmission went into low gear, would not come out of gear and started lurching. W...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L rear shocks VIN: WDBGA51G3X
customer complaint is rough ride. verified rough ride and found right rear shock leaking. replace all four shocks and test drove vehicle. feels alot better, but seems to be a rough from rear, more so when hit bumps. chasis parts are tight and has new tires. wh...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W1V
This vehicle came in as a no start, or hard start only first thing in the morning. When I tried it, no start unless I opened the throttle a bit. So I replaced the IAC valve. Same thing happened the next morning. I got out my trusty fluke and scoped the IAC val...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, EGR Control ??? VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
Thanks in advance for reading and answering. Vehicle symptom if that the vehicle acts like it is lacking fuel. Has no trouble codes but O2 sensors reading low voltage most of the time. Vehicle came from another shop and they said it needed a fuel pump. After ...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D53
Car came in as a start and Stall I got it to Idle after a bit of crranking But no acceleration ! I checked voltages at throtle acuator Voltages and wire colors below . I as I guess we all are use to a cable from the Pedel . Any Help in getting this back on the... Trouble codes: P1121 (Throttle Plate acuator)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Hello Fellow Techs! I am working on this Nissan Sentra and it stumble me a little. Vehicle came in with code P1148-Close Loop Control. This vehicle considered new for our shop and not whole a lot of info is available through Alldata or Mitchell. I checked oper... Trouble codes: P1148 (Close Loop Control Malfunction)
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1G3GR62C6S
I have a strange one here, when you turn on the lights or use any electrical items you get a beeping noise from the dash. I have checked the alternator and battery for any concerns but both seem ok. This car has a message center but everything is ok so I don't...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C1V
Hey gang, greetings to all. I need some help on this one.Car has a misfire on cylinders 5 & 7.I can see the misfire monitor rapidly climb at idle on my modis for cylinders 5 & 7.I proceeded to checked to ck ignition;plugs ,wires,coils.Low k.v. output on cyl. 5... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple misfire), 305 (307 -), 307
1987 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2PF11ROH
We inherited this problem vehicle after no one else in town could repair it. We got it with a bad engine and we installed the Jasper. Problem is surging and all speeds. The O2 stays rich, pulse width goes to .9ms at idle and only about 1.1ms when reving engine... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1993 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L engine VIN: 2G2FV22P5P
He said it has been running a little hotter than usual and at idle it would boil out. The coolant looked good but it has been 2 years since his last flush so we flushed the coolant, installed a new OEM thermostat and a new CTS. When it idles it will start to o...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX52K5S
vehicle came in with blown head gaskets, leaking intake manifold [glycol going into crankcase]. We fixed these,it ran great for 20 minutes, then it started this "chirping" noise. The only noise I have ever heard like it is just before an engine seizes-up from ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G2NE55M6S
Hello again everyone. I have this Pontiac that my niece just bought from a local car lot. the car has alot of miles on it and she has had it for about 1 week. the owner of the lot brought me the car stating that it was making a noise and was blowing black smok...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63551
hi subaru techs..need assistance.2 weeks ago monday while i was on vacation,shop owner tried to tackle mil light on this vehicle.after a shotgun parts approach, he spent the remainder of the week pulling his hair out when the light kept coming back on.when i r... Trouble codes: 1443 (evap vent problem)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Power Loss VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
Hello group: This camry,1MZ-FE, lacks power on accel, much more so when cold. It feels as if the exhaust is plugged, which it is not. I ran the car with just the pre-cat exhaust on it with no change. I tested the fuel pressure and although I don't remember the...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L slow fuel fill VIN: 2T1KR32E53
the customer says he can not get fuel to go into the tank. we looked at the car last week and pulled out the fuel filler neck to ck for any restrictions, none found, we suspected a bad overfill valve, my tech said it would pass air thru it, i took car to gas s...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2ZB0254E
checked for this 1984 vw vanagon running bad and getting poor gas mileage. the plugs are fowled and it needs wires, and its running rich. i went to set the timing and noticed the idle stabilizer plugs are connected together. this puts it in a base timing mode....
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no starter VIN: 3VWWA81H4T
hay v.w techs have this v.w in no start dosnt turn over with key dash show car is in drive all times scan tran ecu pulled code 00293 trans pos switch checked connectors all is good ohmed wires from trans to tcm all good so replaced switch no difference same th...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 1st gear VIN: 3VWFA81H1V
Hello all, got ourselfs flustered here. Good customer well maintained golf. Let sit for extended period of time. When started driving again anytime came to full stop trans would shift into neutral. Give any amount of throttle and would shift, or slam with heav...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B5X
We need help with 99 passat came to shop by tow truck. timing belt tensioner broken,4 valves bent,did head job replaced timing belt and tensioner from VW,([...]) engine has poor idle and check Eng lite on code 1545 set. check all ground and wireing to ECM a... Trouble codes: 1545 (TPS Contol Malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
customer has been fighting a check engine light for months now. we replaced his o2 sensor a while ago, cleaned injectors, checked for leaks. just seems like i've seen this before, any suggestions? Trouble codes: P1128 (lean system)
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW5721T
When idiling in traffic and you accelerate you get a big cloud of burning oil. Any problems common to this engine,has anyone come across this?
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L transmission VIN: YV11S56D4X
check engine lit on with dtc p0605 internal control module rom error and description for it. transmission is limp in mode. up arrow flashing with check engine lite on. transmission is asian warner. is the controller bad or is it possible for the pnp s...

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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7670M
After assembling new engine and rear transmission mounts vibration is a lot better. At idle or about 1200 rpm it is possible to notice some vibration yet. Consulting the archives this behavior is typical of this car (!). I received hints about to check mount...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L seat memory/dash display VIN: WAUDA24B9X
Basicly all of thes suggestions were covered by us , we were informed by an Audi dealer that on sveral occasions they have encountered unexplained similar problems and resorted to replacing wiring harnesses and contacting Ins. companies for coverage?.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L cigar lighter VIN: WBAGJ8329T
Though no manuals indicate it, I found another fuse block in the trunk battery compartment. Had a blown 30 amp fuse. All is well.
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2216V
thanks to every one who responded like the very next day, many of you said replace ecm with factory one which we were headed in same direction, decided to trace pinpoint test oe more time, ended up finding a broken wire ( still a few strands connected) from mo...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Magnasteer VIN: 2G4WB55K21
Well… it is fixed. A new AC Delco rack did it. This is what I learned. The video listed in the TSB, I did buy it. Not bad. Only it did not cover Magnasteer. It did talk about a Kent-Moore power steering tester. Pretty cool. That tool will help. (I didn't b...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L unsure VIN: 1GGEL12Y4V
customer called me back to get the update on what i found out from you guys. said he could not believe that starter was located under the intake and would take back to where he bought to 'jump' on guy who sold him such a poorly designed vehicle. said he may be...
1924 Chevrolet NATIONAL 2.0L king pins VIN: OXGAB12499
thanks for quick replies I located a set of king pins from the filling station in oregon w.w.w . a set of king pins $75. us . can`t get them made for that price . I had 10 replies in total the other sources suggested didn`t have parts th...
1985 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GCEK14LOF
Got a lot of good information and ideas for possible repair of the pinging and surge issue. The owner cannot bring the truck in for a while which is fine at this time. Gives me a chance to organize a plan of attack when it does. Some of the recommendations wer...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L a/c belt VIN: 2GCEK19TH1
thank you one and all. the fix was to replace the compressor. i did check the calibration id and it was the most current one so i talked to customer about the compressor and they agreed to replace it and it works just fine now. thanks again for all of your hel...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L shifter VIN: 1GNEK13R4X
Everyone was right. It was the cable. Now that I know, I have to fix several other customer's as they come in. Once again IATN has proven it is worth every penny.
1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L serv. 4x4 VIN: 1GM2NDCVKX
thanks for replys , customer has not returned for futher testing. mabey its ok, or mabey customer is just ignoring service 4x4 light , i will update with any news.
1987 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3BC56E4H
Thanks to all that replied, Palmer from Oregon, you're the man, I replaced the after market pick up coil with an OE and the problem was solved, Always is a thorn in the butt when a new part doesn't work right, costs every one involved time and money, and lots ...
1997 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46T8V
My hunch was right. Achunk of catalyst had lodged in the exhaust causing a restriction. Replaced the converter and no more meltdowns. Thanks to all that responded.
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Misfire VIN: 2C3HD46J7W
Gentlemen, thank you for all of your help with this problem, but I must report I have not fixed the vehicle, it fixed itself. After having the car here a week and constantly driving it the problem would not re-occur. I have sent it back to the customer and tol... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Stall VIN: 1B3EJ56H6V
Well, this one is finally fixed. Not wanting to just throw high-$$ parts at it in hopes of a lucky fix, we checked all suggestions, which included looking for loose or bad connections. We were finally able to locate a used distributor and install it (not a ter...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44R2V
Thanks to all that helped with the repair of this problem. Turns out the real problem was the torque converter lock out solenoid was staying engaged, thus causing the engine to stall. I scanned trans for codes . No codes. I watched live data and computer comma...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Transmission VIN: 1B7KF2361W
First of all thanks to all who replied. This one has gone away fixxed, I had found a TSB for a PCM reprogram for this concern, had to take it to the dealer to have reprogrammed. I had checked out the TP sensor as suggested but could not get it to act up on the...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L auto-stick gear select VIN: WD2YD74243
Thanks for the suggestions for repair attempts. I tried the ecm reset with no success and I checked the fuses that were noted and all were good. Due to the lack of info available for this truck we ended up sending it to the dealer. Actually the customer picked...
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L fluid level VIN: 2D4FV48T35
Thanks to all that replied.Although several of you gave the part# of the dipstick tool needed, I was unable to track one down.I did however receive info on building one.You can view the replies to get the actual info. I took the trans dipstick out of my 1992 c...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation VIN: JPALP4049S
we recieved replies concerning o2 sensors and vacum leaks but were unable to find the cause of the problem. no apparent leaks or anything of this sort customer picked up vehicle not wanting to spend alot of money on it.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP57U6V
Thanks for all the replies. Most said to check vac leaks and MAF. Which I did and even tried known good MAF and IAC. David [...] nailed the culprit. The cam sensor was 180 out. I didn't have the cam sensor out when I did the heads so I did...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F1Y
There were a few replys that were sent that I had not considered. I did not ask the customer if he was WOT. Since this only happens with trailer hooked up and going up a long hill this may be the answer. When he returns I will follow up on this. Thanks to all ...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P1Y
Hello, I finally gained some ground on this car. I have replaced the pcv valve with some success. The engine still idles somewhat rough at idle but the stall is gone. It survives the cooling fans turning on. The shrt fuel trim is down to about 25% but long tri... Trouble codes: P0171, P1506.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Lock-up VIN: 1FMDU63E72
Customer was in a big hurry to get vehicle fixed, and I was about fed up with her impatience. I told her to take it to Ford because she didn't want to give me adequate time to diagnose the problem. Next thing I know, a couple of days later, the trans shop besi...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L eng VIN: 1FMZU70E62
I received a set of instructions to reflash the pcm with the NGS machine,do to the holiday weekend, we have not gotten around to doing it yet.My special thanks to chuck for all his help. I will add more info when the vehicle is finally fixed.Keep up the great ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14574
thanks to the ones who replied . this truck does have a intake runner controller motor on the very back of intake. this motor was staying closed at all times . replaced with new one , helped with gas milage and loss of power . truck still has a lack of power s... Trouble codes: 2004 (imrc bk1 stuck open).
1992 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14K3N
well almost everybody said replace the egr valve so i did and it runs great I was not aware that they were regulated internally. That explains why it stumbled. Thanks to everyone you all gave great advice
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L inter. shift from first VIN: 2GTEC19Z9P
replacing the vss and the buffer was only half the problem. These two Items were shorted out from a faulty wire and fuse connection at the interior fuse panel at the brake fuse. After repairing the wire and the fuse connection everything started to operate pro...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, power loss VIN: 1GDHG31R6W
Hello and thanks to everyone who responded to my help request. I don't know what has happened to my customer, his phone wouldn't answer, and since it has been disconnected. It seems he has fell off the face of the earth, the van is just sitting in his parking ...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Differential VIN: 2GTEK19R6W
Finished this truck last friday,have to say I like this fix, the 14 bolt diff is beefy and looks like it will last. The diff drops right in, springs line up with pads and stock wheels fit,width is the same so tires are in the stock location,we used a u-joint f...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1GTGK23U64
we replaced the radiator and it repaired the problem. i want to thank everyone with their replies, this forum is great.
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 4WS 2.0L high idle VIN: JHMBA4147J
Hi all the answer to this one was hit on the head by 2 of the replys in that honda used 2 different throttle bodys in the years of vehicals that the motor and harness came out of the only difference is that the TPS on the two are wired opposite in the pin conf...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L almost all systems VIN: JHMCA5545J
The problem has been found. I would like to thank the few that suggested the cooling fan as wired direct to key. that was the problem, The fans were acting like generators when the key was shut off until they quit spinning. Thank you all very much and especial...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L air inlet door inop VIN: 5GRGN23U63
i had to ship car to the dealer due to the extended warranty. they said that a new recirc door acctuator motor fixed the problem. but i do not beleive them since i had put two on this truck. could have been i got defective parts but i will never know. thanks t...
1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L No Accurulation VIN: KMHCF24F7T
well guy's we got this one taken care of. sorry for the long wait on the response but the problems were on the pcm was not letting the fuel injectors to pulse and then we found that the injectors were clogged up with rust. doing the injector flow balance test ... Trouble codes: P0110.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L srs VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Thank you very much to all the folks who responded on this one. You guys are awesome and right on the money. Looked under the driver seat the wire was stretched from its position. Disconnected battery, removed SRS connector and plugged back in, held it down wi...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1L1FM81W3Y
hi group heres what we found, looking at wiring diagram, coming off of the pcm power diode the wiring goes to the ignition coils and to radio noise suppressor mounted on back of the left rear cylinder head, monitored that wire and it would drop to zero volts a...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2227X
thanks for all the imput. did a cylinder leakage test and found the exhuast valve leaking. the customer did not want to repair the vehicle it was too expensive for them. thanks again Ken Trouble codes: P0306.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L window VIN: WBD4FU4794
thanks Hugh from New Jersey the plastic surround to the latch strikes the door position switch that was the part I was missing with the door shut the normalising was easy. with out the door possition switch showing the door closed the window would drop down ev...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L engine VIN: JA3BM54JPY
Techs, Thanks to all that replied. The general concensus was that for a car with 180k miles, valve seals probably would not solve enough of the oil usage to justify the expense. Several suspected stuck oil rings and sugested methods to 'quick fix it'. I found ...
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