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1997 Acura EL 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HHMB4573V
hi techs vehicle has 2 02 sensors replaced high flow cat, major tune up done fails nox Also vehicle has lowered suspension coil overs very low. Has 2.0L motor was installed. doesnot have egr valve. Could it be the high flow cat causing nox to high. thanks
2000 Acura TL 3.2L burned clutches VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Are there Factory Shop manuals available for these? Does anyone know the root cause of these failures? Are there pressure control/solenoid problems that cause the clutches to burn or is it the design of the clutches? Any help regarding preventing another recu...
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L fual gauge VIN: WAUBG84D1V
hay v.w&audi guys have one for you this car came in on the hook checked it out no code no fuel psi pulled pump no gas gauge read almost half put fuel in started right up unpluged fuel leval senders there are 2 of them gauge reads empty ordered both senders put...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L low power VIN: WBABF3319D
hay guys this is my own car its sluggish in mid range feels like when stepping on the gas like im pulling a trailer then when i leave off of it it takes of like the trailer came off it allso has a light surge checked fuel psi all is with in specs no engine lit...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L dash vents VIN: WBAHD6322S
this bmw wont open the dash ac vents. you can feel cold air up in the defroster, but no cold air out the face vents, worlpac says there are 6 seperate stepper motors for venting. can any one give me a clue as to which one may be the one we need, and where it m...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Cruise control VIN: WBABJ6329S
Customer brought in this car for numerous repairs. He stated that the cruise will not work when the temp is over 85 degrees outside and will work when it is cooler. The weather here has cooled off today and the cruise is working fine. Has anyone run into a hea...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6344Y
Another patient from BMW family, we are getting a code which we are not familiar with. I am pulling the codes from Transmission module via Autologic scanner and it is: "Voltage supply to the EDS and MV" We suspect one of the solenoids is bad, but which one? D...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 4th converter slip at 650 rpm VIN: 1G4HP52K2T
Please help me!! I have a 96 LeSabre that will set code 1870 and shows converter slip at 60 mph at 650 rpms, If I put the trans into 3rd gear then the slips drops down to about 50-70 rpms. I have replace the valvebody with an A/C delco one, replaced the t/conv...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L door glass VIN: 2G4WS52M3X
customer (little old lady)states that every mornig she starts the car the left front window goes down automatically.she says it will go back up with button.She has been asking about this for six months and we have never been able to duplicate the problem
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Connector VIN: 1G6KF52Y6R
Hello, I'm hoping one of you can help me. I've got a Cadillac with the Northstar engine taken apart for head work. The cyl head bolt threads came out with the bolt on several holes. After three weeks at the machine shop (first try the inserts pulled out) we f...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L exhaust noise VIN: 3GYEK63N62
I taken to the dealer several times could not find problem. One thing they have tried is replacing the knock sensor because they thought it was a pinging problem.Drive the truck with moderate load you can here a hissing noise like possibly an exhaust leak insi...
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23T3N
Hi techs, TIA for any and all responses. Vehicle presented as no start. Fuel pressure and volume good. Spark weak. Replace broken dist.cap and burnt rotor. Spark now good. Still no start. Move onto injector pulse. None. Check power, battery voltage on both sid... Trouble codes: 34 (Map sensor too low)
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M85
This car will bog when you try to accelerate with cold engine. I replaced the fuel pump, filter and regulator with no help the fuel pressure did not go up and car runs the same, has any one had trouble with new parts on these thanx in advance for any help you ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52T6T
Car came w/check eng. light on and off.scan sys multiple miss fire code,po300 runs fine above idle,has rough idle seems likr slight miss at times, has new delco p/plugs ign module coil housing and boots.performed motor vac. on fuel sys,no change.02 reads 250-6... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY2260V
wonder if i'm missing something here. p1416 sets intermittently for air injection bank 2. code has been very sporatic and right o2 was replaced in hopes for results about 2 months ago. in following the diagnostic routine, air flow from the "hoover" seems a lit... Trouble codes: P1416 (air injection bank 2)
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starting VIN: 2G1WL52M8W
customer came in with #7 5amp fuse blown. we changed the fuse, customer had no problems for 2 weeks, came in for an oil change, fuse blew, would blow everytime we tried to start. checked with mitchell, fuse is powered by ignition switch in which the yellow wir...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
This custumer has a intermitant miss fire problem ,it was suggested to him that it was in the distributer ,but it had a new one at 50,000 KM. Is there a problem with these distibuters .The miss can not be atributed to one cylinder and it sets code po 300 for r... Trouble codes: P0141, P0161, P0300, P1345
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCGC33R6Y
this has been our trouble vehicle, got it almost right . The trans works perfect shifts great but the customer complaint is that it won't upshift from 3rd, you have to back off the throttle a little and it wil go into 4th with a clunk. We made it do this, 130k...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14T5Y
This truck came to us with a dead battery and a drain. I do not know how well it ran before but the owner says in last 6 months has not ran as good as before. The truck would not idle for quite a while after we charged the battery. He also complained the ECM B... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire 4 cylinder has highest counts)
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XX66R8M
Car came in as no start and the vehicle anti theft was activated, I diagnosed 2 faulty door switches and have grounded on to bypass. What I am wondering is if anyone has taken the security system out and if there is way to bypass the security Module. Thankyou ...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3XY66RMD
HELP this is my wifes car problem is very intermittent no stored trouble codes vehicle has no real pattern it will start by having a rough idle it will then worsen. it feels like its dropping every other cylinder she can floor it in gear and it will barely mov...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L engine /driveline VIN: 1C4GT64L9W
Vehicle came in with slight tapping noise from engine that increased to loud reverberating knocking sound when a/c was engaged. Goes away when engine is revved above idle. Replaced bad front motor mount, bad serpentine belt tensioner, questionable a/c clutch. ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L compressor clutch VIN: 2C8GP44G11
Hi, this is the second chrysler type minivan that we have seen in the last month with a burnt clutch. The compressor still rotates by hand fine and the electric fans seem to be working fine but the compressor clutch is smoked. The last one we saw had got so ho...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2C8GP44391
Hi Techs, coolings fans not working on this van.Has code P1491,open or short in low speed fans.Fuse is good.A/C will cycle OK.Scanner reads fan 0%.I thought I seen it read 100% one time.Jumper org. & blu/grn wires at module/relay in back of grill will turn fan...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
if anyone has ran into this problem before help would greatly be appectiated. I'm at my last straw. Thinking it's got to be simply. thanks in advance on any suggestion's
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L guages inop VIN: 1B7HF13Y51
Hey guys and gals, I am hoping someone out there in Mopar land can help me with this truck. It has come in with no guages, abs, check engine, airbag lights on and displaying "no bus". I can not communicate with anything other than the pcm. I am getting a code ...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Transmission VIN: 2B3HD46R52
THis vehicle came in with a p1791(??) Code for 4th gear mismatch. Went into limp mode. Customer disconnected the battery and all gears came back with the exception of a hard 3/4 shift. Scan tool showed everything ok but the code. I cleared the code with the Ge...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15N9P
vehicle dose not want to idle smooth especially after it warms up. Also if you drive it at low speeds it shakes and has poor acceleration or if you step into gas easy. If you mash it to the floor it takes off and runs good and also at highway speeds it runs ok...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FACP40M4P
We have a 93 Mustang 2.3L. It won't run over 30 mph at WOT. If not at WOT it will get up to about 40MPH. It Hesititates and Almost dies then picks back up over and over at WOT. So far we have had a conveter, new O2, Plugs, Fuel Filter, Tested injectors and cle...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cruise control VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
Had a bad battery connection and lost power to car on way home from work one day. Tried cruise on the way home and it would not work. Up until then it has been fine. Cleaned battery connection and noticed that it still did not work. Checked speed sensor and co...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1B6WC35C6T
This vehicle came to me with the same symptom it has today. Starts fine cold, actually up to about 140 degrees of oil temperature. Above that, if shut off, engine will not start unless starting fluid (yes, I know the danger of using it on a diesel), then it wi...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L push rod VIN: 1FDLE40E2V
This vehicle is part of a fleet of vehicles that we maintain. Unit came in for lack of power. Icp pressur very low, high pressur oil pump and ipr replace. We took the vehicle on a short test run everything looking good. Replace dog house, buttoned up rest of u...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hello again since last time .i checked high oil pressure .with icp unpluged have 750psi .reconnected icp pressure went to 1500 and blew up my hose.replaced icp sensor .truck started ranfor about 10 minutesand died.checked codes got [...] nostart signalfrom ... Trouble codes: 1260 (no start idm signal)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L puttig trans. in gear VIN: 2FMDA5140W
hello iatn pro's- first of all thank you for taking time to read this post. the problem i have is... the customer complains that sometimes , while putting vehicle in gear it will stay in nuetral for a while and then after attemting to put in gear it will go in...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on, cooling fan stays on VIN: 1FAFP44461
This Mustang came in for an intermittant no start problem. One local shop had replace a fuel pump last month for this problem, The Ford dealer replaced the DPFE sensor next. It came to us on a tow truck. When it arrived we went out with the customer and the ca... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2 heater circuit), P0141 (HO2 heater circuit), P0155 (HO2 heater circuit), P0161 (HO2 heater circuit), P0401 (EGR flow)
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L shift solenoid A VIN: 1FAFP34361
after the car is hot at times while driving the car from a stop it will shift normal until high gear, then the engine will rev but car does not accell, it is as if you shifted into neutral, it eventually bangs into gear and might not do it again for 10 minutes...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMYU04192
The Air bag light flashes several times then stays on solid . all other lights on dash are ok its just the air bag light that flashes then stays on solid
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52V8W
Hey techs.. I have a 98 ford taurus that came in with P0171 and P0174 about 1000 miles ago (ran great). STFT was constantly of 25% and LTFT was at 28%. Diagnosed MAF and dirty injectors. Replaced MAF and R&R injectors for cleaning. After repair cleared codes a... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2)
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L abs light VIN: IGKDT13W51
hi guys this jimmy is giving me trouble the code is p0237 rear speed sensor erritac this truck had the four rotors cut because of a bad brake pulsation replaced ebcm for another problem did a wire repaire as to tack to see if the light would come back on if it...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7654L
i really need you guys to pull me out of this one. this accord has taken my lunch. it came in on the hook customer states veh is a no start. sure enough it won't start. i figure its something easy like the efi relay or timing belt. wrong!!! this is the crazies...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cruise control VIN: SAJNM5845N
This car has the Hella cruise control system.Customer said it would work intermitantly,and then quit all together.I have checked fuses,main cruise switch,brake lamps,the vacuum servo and hoses hold vacuum,if I power the pump it creates vacuum ( but only 5 " of...
1983 Jeep CJ5 4.2L Pedal VIN: 1JCCM85A1D
This CJ came in with the brake light on at times and a low pedal. We did a brake inspection and decided to replace the master cylinder. We only could find a reman unit. Replaced the master and the problem was still there. Found a new master and installed it, n...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L tps voltage VIN: 1J4FJ68S2V
This is crazy, the tps is reading 4.8 to 5.18 volts, we tried testing tons, wires grounds etc. then we went to iatn and found the post about clock spring and we thought, bingo. no so lucky. we pulled the clock spring out still the same problem, we have tried a... Trouble codes: P0123
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS valve block VIN: SALTY15451
Hello All, This car came in with the ABS,TC & Hill Descent lights on.I retreived the ABS codes with my Autologic scanner and got a left front sensor failure and a shuttle valve electrical failure code.The dealers here only replace the valve block as an assembl...
1977 Lincoln Town Coupe 7.5L Doors VIN: 7Y81A97280
The headlight doors would come open after about 15 mins. I pumped each HL motor individually and they only lost a couple of inches overnight.I also replaced the HL switch. But the check valve was losing about an inch every 5 secs. The part# of it is [...]...
1996 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4DR17X9T
vehicle came in with ck engine light on,pulled codes(listed above)found coolant temp sensor to be bad.replaced sensor. found egr valve to be severly rusted and not working,also found egr control valve to be leaking,replaced both,and egr tube as it was rusted a... Trouble codes: P0402, P1116, P1000
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2CU08151
at operating temperature, after road test, hold engine off idle about 2800 to 3000 rpm. let go of throttle and engine won't come down to idle, no codes set, inspected for sticking throttle cable and shaft, installed new iac motor and problem still exsists, int...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Fit & Finish VIN: 116036-12-
We are trying to replace the slides and seals on this sunroof. The front seal is trapped behind the pop up wind deflector so the deflector needs to be removed. We have removed the screws but the frame that supports the deflector does not want to move. The chas...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
attn mb techs. i have an slk that runs great but mil light is on . the code is for the supercharger clutch. the super carger is working. the code is po806. i have a borrowed kts650 vetronix tool & it calls the code 120. if u clear the code it will come back af... Trouble codes: 120 (supercharger coupling break/make), 806 (supercharger mag clutch)
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S4Y
have a p0320 cmdtc. vehcile cuts out intermittently. graphed on scanner rpm usually at 2000 rpm range then drops out to 230 rpm then resumes. never dies. only happens for a slpit secound. the crank sensor resistance hot was 380 ohms checked w/ like vehcile sam...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Starter Relay VIN: JA4MR41H8S
HI AGAIN Y'ALL !! this Mitsu dont start, no click no nothing. It has been getting worse for some time. Now it may not start all day , then next time it will. What I am trying to find is the STARTER RELAY) We have a 12v signal from the ignition switch, nothing...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L loose VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
This vehicle has a throttle link about 3 inches long with platic balls on a rod that pop on to 2 ball shaped pivots that work the throttle body. The new rod & plastic ends fit very loosely on their respective ball studs. they don't appear to be worn(the ball s...
1986 Other European 328 gts 3.2L Misfire VIN: ZFFXAZ0D4G
Good afternoon group. I am trying to wrap this car up and need a little more info. I am going behind someone else and when the car came in it had the plug wires off. I need to know what cylinder is what and what terminal on the front and rear caps goes to what...
1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 2.0L Detnation VIN: 1P3ES67C2S
Customer came in complaining of a terrible ping on accelleration. Checked fule pressure and found it bouncing between 48 and 55 psi rapidly. Road tested with scanner and found LT fuel trim as high as -22% along with ping. Knock sensor seems to work correctly. ...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AB0966K
Does anyone have a test sheet of voltage readings on the DME pin outs for diagnosis work? We have a car that drops no codes for the factory Bosch "Hammer" 9288 but definately has a problem. Engine timing frequently goes to knock at 40 deg advanced, the oxygen ...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2994V
car has a rough idle and sets misfire codes. drives ok does not have a misfire driving. Checked ignition on scope ok checked each dist seperately both are ok. dist. belt is ok. fuel pressure and volume are within spec perfomed a cylinder balance test all cyind... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0305
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Heater core VIN: 453BD67S8V
This customer came in for some oil leaks and gurgle sound from the heater core. I flushed the system and used a vacuum bleeder to refill the cooling system. Still have a noise from the heater core. I know some cars have restrictors in the heater hase to help c...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BE686X1
Hello; I'm hoping to get some infomation on this post so I can deturmine the best and most cost effective way to make a repair. I have a customer for which I'm doing a persale inspection on a subaru outback 2.5. It has very loud piston slap when cold and mo...
1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2ST88P6N
Engine light gradually dims when codes are cleared, but brightens before completely goes out.
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L speedometer VIN: WVWJF4316P
The speedo goes up sometimes when you rev the engine hard at take off. Cust. states that it will jump up even when the car is sitting. I have seen inop speedos on vws but not anything like this. No cases in the archives that I could find. I am hesitant to take...

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1987 BMW 325 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WBAAE540XH
thanks to all that replied to help me. the fix was a defictive dme unit. the 1st replacment dme had good inj pulse width 2.67ms at idle but no 02 switching.the orginal unit had 29ms inj. pulse width and o2 switched. this lead me to belive a bad reman. dme. tha...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP53LON
It has been over a week since the crank sensor was replaced. We have not heard back from the customer, so I'm calling this vehicle fixed!! Thanks to everyone who took the time to help!! Trouble codes: 17 (RPM Signal Problem).
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4H952K6X
The #1 coil tower had excessive rust and corrosion. I want to thank all who responded. All your suggestions were helpful. I hope I can help you all someday as well. Thanks again. Tim Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L a/c compressor VIN: 1G4CW54K1Y
Hello everyone, looks like we have got the buick fixed. I will tell you this class 2 serial data is a tough issue. We were never able to actually identify a module that was losing comm. with the scanner. Since all the problems seem to stem from the instrument ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L air suspention VIN: 1G6KD54Y9W
This vehicle is fixed. All four of the techs that replied, gave us excellant advise. Alfred from Florida stated that there is a delay in the system. This can affect testing, you have to wait at least 20 seconds for the system to activate after sensor is moved....
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L reverse VIN: 1G1AY0789E
I removed the manual and OD unit together and sent it back to the biulder so he could put it on the dino. he found somthing wronge inside and fixed it and sent it back but before I could find out he ran off on vacation for two weeks. when he comes back I will ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2GCEK19K85
Thanks to Justin,Bernard,Lane,and Larry. I got lots of good information. Some years I can switch the valve body and wire harness other years I can not. I think the best way to go is to get a 1995 or get a GM rebult.
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GCGC33R6Y
well it's been gone a week and the problem it came in for i fixed, but now we have a new one just started, I will post it later. Thanks for the replies , it seem this is not a common problem. We looked hard at the code diagnosis and found the only common thing...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L engine VIN: 1GCJK391X2
We found the exhaust gasket blown out on the right side manifold.The noise that we were hearing was the multi layer gasket vibrating. We had to machine the manifold flat and now all is well.
1992 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L modulator VIN: 2P4GH55R8N
Replaced modulator for fault codes as recomended by the dealer, this fixed the accumulator code. Still got the modulator code, code 1, did accuation tests electricly on all the valves in the modulator as per shop key diag. Found that the ecu was not accuating ...
1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L limp mode VIN: 1B3ED56F1R
First let me appologize for how long it has taken for me to get this post closed.. Several of you out there said to watch the ign. switch for dropping power to certain fuses which could cause limp mode condition, and also look at the EATX relay and module, but...
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L engine noise VIN: 3B7MF33W8S
Hi, Well customer got scared after we told him about all the v-10 engine problems. He chose to continue to drive it untill 'thar -she- blows' At that time we will be doing a complete longblock.Whew!I'm glad I did not have to put a band-aid on this one. It wa...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L suspension
we replaced struts and monuts again. i guess new parts don't necessarily mean good parts. the customer has not been back with the complaint since, so i'm assuming that the problem is solved.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16X9T
After a week working on it.so i gave up on this job.the customer decide to take it to deferent dealer ship which he did ,it took them to know what`s wrong about a weak and told the customer you have the wrong pcm so they put the right one in it and all ok.and ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Mark this on as fixed. Sorry for the late reply I needed some time off after this one. Richard from Washington hit it right on the head. I found a partial open in the line from the coil to the PCM (Tan/Pink) what threw me off was the wrong spec's from ShopKey/... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ign coil 2 primary circuit).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L engine VIN: 1B7HC16X5Y
well, i tryed everything, changed the wires, compression tests running and not running, check valve springs, change cap and rotor again, still skipping. only guess would be a bad valve but have no proof ? time to move on to bigger and better jobs.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L engine bearing noise. VIN: 2B4GP2431Y
also removed the flywheel cover to inspect for loose converter to flywheel bolts and they were all tight. the flywheel looked ok as well. also tried to inspect for loose flywheel to crank bolts and found no play there either. the noise must be an internal engi...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B7HG38N82
installed new pcm and fixed the truck. thanks for all your help.
1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU15N7G
Ok guys, I got the vehicle back today, and another tech pulled the EGR off the engine, and replaced it. While they were taking the EGR tube loose from the bottom, it pulled the threads off the valve , and they put a crack in the tube from the intake . After th...
1988 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Right rear brake VIN: 1FABP534XJ
Thank you for all the help. I found the drums were at min. spec. so I replaced them, but it didn't help. Even though I couldn't see anything wrong with the brake hardware and adjuster on the problem wheel, I replaced the hardware and the adjuster anyway. So fa...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L shifts VIN: 1FTEX14N7R
I think that as most proplr suggested.the TCC slip code put the pcm into a max PSI and caused harsh shifts. as soon as this code was cleared it would shift normal until reset. customer took the truck to another shop that installs reman trans and torque convert...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift solenoid C VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Replaced Pcm and that fixed the problem. The reply about the ground wire was helpful in diagnosing a bad pcm thanks
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Thank you to everyone for your input on this problem. After several hours of investigation and trouble shooting, it seems that this vehicle has been corrected. We purchased the camshaft sensor positioning tool in order to align camshaft sensor to syncronizer p... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Sensor Code).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FALP6536W
Hi gang. thanks to all who took time to reply to my post.a special thanks to kenny, John [...], Chris, Sean, Rolfe, Art, Thomas, Angel, and Jeffrey. You were all correct in suspecting the cam timing. it seems the timing belt was inst...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L engine
Thanks to fellow mechanics,with good information.Iwas going to drop it out the bottom,but I was told to take off the nose,is what we did. It took us 24 hrs. I hope the Jasper engine holds up.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine cooling VIN: 1FTNE24L4X
First of all, thanks to Erick, kelly, gary, giuliano, nick, tim, ron, michael, vincent, sam, kevin, donald, tom, sylvain, dennis, jerry, and chris. It was the RADIATOR. Sorry so long to post, but customer continued to drive vehicle with the a/c off so that the...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L speedometer VIN: 1FDAF56FOY
Thanks to all those who replied. One tech in particular was very helpful. He instructed us to disconnect the abs module and measure the AC voltage at the plug of the module from the vss. The AC voltage was smooth and within the specific range. We then hooked t...
1998 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTGG25R9W
Well the Van Is fixed. We installed a new ground wire between the PCM and #4 injector. Some where in the wire harness that wire Must have been squashed or chaffed because when the van warmed up it grounded the injector and just dumped fuel into #4 cylinder. Wi...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L air conditioning VIN: 1GTHK23173
Thanks to all for the massive response. The one question that I had was answered. The question was, 'does GM have an inherent problem with this vintage of truck and does system performance normally suck'? The overwhelming response was that the systems that you...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Red Brake Warning Light VIN: JHMCB7548L
Thanks to all for some goood suggestions, but this customer has not yet returned for another attempted repair. I cannot conclusively say that the DRL module is causing his problems but I will look into it and update this thread when available. It is importan...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7652P
OK Guys, here one for the record books. Honda grounded this pump on the bracket that the pump sets in. Then put a ground on the top where the assm bolts down. My ground screw inside the tank rusted away and the pump was grounding by the liquid gas. When you hi...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCD5650R
Every thing that I tried did not fix this car. Here is a list of parts I tried, Thermister in evaportator, high pressure switch, compressor relay, temp switch, map sensor TPS, and ECU. Also unpluged the transmission control unit, and the alternator. Check grou...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SC13D22
i ordered the purge valve located behind the intake by the firewall, and that fixed the problem.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78SXV
First off, Thanks for the replies. Most of the replies were right on the button. The crank position sensor was shorted. Unplugged it and the ck eng light was on and gauges came up. Pulled me out of a pinch. Replaced it and customer was happy. Thanks once again...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
Thanks to the seventeen guys and gals who took the time to help me with this problem. By name there was Gordon, Michael, Joe, AJoeBrady, Goran, Kyle, Caufield, Hyperflyer, Jason, Mike, Timothy, Paul, Bob, fix4wd, Patty, Topwrench, Christopher, I hope that I di...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Ride Height Control VIN: SALHC1347P
Closing this without a fix as the customer is trying to decide what to do. Thanks for all the helpful insight. Summary is this, a scan tool is required to diagnose the system and also to recalibrate/reset the system once any electronic components are replaced....
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine Vibration VIN: JT8BH28F5W
Thank you all for your help. the link to Toyota's website was especially helpful.The mount trans mount was the culprit it had collapsed. The new mount held the trans up higher . The customer is happy and all is well in wrenchland . Thank you all again Chris
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32GXV
3 very good replies. the code is setting due to fuel adaptation out of limits. problem being, adaptaion looks good, and has for days now, no mil either. problem is so intermittent, we gave the customer back his car to wait for another sighting of the mil and m... Trouble codes: P0460 (tank fill too low), P0507 (isc implausible), P0170 (adaptation at limit).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: WDBJF65HXX
Thanks for all the replies on this Mercedes, We decided not to install the EIS because our Snap On European software just aint what it claimed to be. Everyoned explained the green key procedure very well and I am sure we could have handled that, but as for as ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: JN1CA31DOY
Thanks to all that replied..After futher research,it appeard the the rack was at fault.Disconnected both tie rods ends,and moved steering wheel,and noise could be heard slightly in Rack.Customer declined repairs at this time! Again,thanks to all for taking t...
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