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1990 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy
I'm trying to see if the fuel cut off on decel function is working as it should. I drove the car with a scanner hooked up and all pertinent parameters seem to be within spec. However, on decel, (going down hill, foot off the gas, and RPM around 3500 and droppi...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Hello I'm working on a caddy that has an extended cranking problem on first start up. Things that I have checked are fuel psi-which is in spec. It also had a bad battery cable and end. Battery also tested weak,charged battery,also checked cranking amps from st...
1965 Chevrolet K20 350CID Model # VIN: K2545S1013
Hello have this 65 chev K20 4x4 need to know if anyone knows what transfercase is in the vehicle cannot find # on it did see a casting that said it was a rockwell need to know model # and if any one hase a exploded view of it, also if anyone knows if there are...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1C1AY0788E
One of my techs has been trying to locate the diode module for the interior lamp system. Our component locator manuals, as well as our Mitchell On Demand, does not share this with us. 'Any one out there know its location on the car? Thanks in advance.
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L no start VIN: 1G1JC1449N
please help gm techs, have cav tow to shop by customer, almost every part repl by customer and pals, no check engine lite, power and grd. good at ecm. order repl ecm part #[...] can not find any body to re-program repl ecm, gm dealer laugh have tech 2 and m...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
OK this one is killing me. This 99 Blazer is running extremely rich on cylinders 2, 4 & 6. The bank 2 sensor 1 is reading lean and not switching thus causing the rich condition. Have replaced the O2 sensor with no results. The Long term fuel trim bank 1 is -1.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine Misfire Detected)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC19W5Q
hi techs this chevy is a strange one. it works perfect most of the time. some time underload in will multi misfire and most times it was #3 cyl. replaced spark plugs after trying a new coil and wire. costomer returned after replacing plugs and said it still ru...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Power Steering VIN: 1GCDM19WXW
Vehicle entered shop with no power steering. Fixed leaking power steering pump. Note vehicle has hydro boost steering. After repairs, no power steering, brake pedal feels slightly hard. Checked pressure at pressure lines; seems ok. Need info on how to check hy...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L low tire light VIN: 2G1WW12E21
Hello, We are having a problem with this Monte.The low tire pressure light stays lit.All tires were checked and none are low.We have tryed to reset it with the light switch and the display on the radio.We cant even get the tire monitor to come up on the radio...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L low beams VIN: 1GNEK13T61
Hi all, this is aweird one . low beams are intermittant when on auto. may come on when you start vehicle but if you go to high beam then back they wont work. Once they are not working they wont work on manuel either. Shut the vehicle off and go in the store. r...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S32
This one has a p0171 bank 1 lean. Fuel pressure is 54 psi. LT trim is at 20+ at idle.. I used the smoke machine 3 different times with no results.. Tried spraying down the intake, vac hoses, injector rail, t-body, etc. with no changes in fuel trim numbers. I a... Trouble codes: P0171
1991 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L overdrive VIN: 3C3XA5631M
The transmission will not downshift out of overdrive when coming to a stop .The speedometer is erratic sometimes it works and sometimes it dont .
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Suspension VIN: 3C3EL55H5T
I have this sebring here that make a popping noise, sometimes it does it sometimes it doesn't. I can duplicate it on the drive on hoist. The way I duplicated it is I drive for 4ft then slam on the brakes and it pops when the car rolls back after coming to a st...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H7V
car has misfire esp. cold also slight miss warm comp 190-200 fuel pressure ok replaced egr did major tune replacedinjectors with good known injectors N
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y4T
This is the same vehicle I asked for help last month. Same code came back. I drove this vehicle for 8 days and it ran fine and fuel trims were good. 3 days after returning it to my father in-law the light came back on. Found the fuel trims (short and long) -1... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system rich)
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X6W
car runs ok, but is hard to start after it sitts for about 1hour, fuel presure is 45-55 psi ok. new spark plugs, no change. scope check ign pattern is ok. no code in computor. after it runs for about 30 seconds it runs perfect. fuel trim is -5%. only problem i...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L engine VIN: 1B3ES42Y2W
Hello, I have this 98 Neon with a 2.0 DOHC engine that has an oil leak at the oil pan gasket on the rear rail. I have replaced the gasket with a new Dodge gasket and the rear main seal. The pan is wet between the oil filter area and below the oil sender, the o...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C3Y
Engine runs ok but MIL is on and uses too much fuel. In checking for problems I have decided it is probably in the wiring. Has anyone run into this before and any idea where the problem is. Trouble codes: P0117 (ECT Sensor voltage too low)
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR11A4R
Vehicle came to me with a dieing on road complaint. We found bad thermostat, cts, and disconeccted fuel presure regulator, disconected EGR and DPFE. Corrected and drove, customer claimed vehicle had much more power and ran good, tech says it is still very low ... Trouble codes: 332 (EGR valve), 118 (EOT CKT high input)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hoses VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Mystery to me. Customer came in with a complaint of upper and lower radiator hoses collapsed. Found they were O.E.M and seeing wear on them I replaced hoses started truck and soon as truck was up to temp. they collapsed again. Ran pressure test on cooling syst...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L High idle VIN: 1FTEX14N4S
SES light has remained off since TPS replaced. Vehicle drives OK and runs fine, except for computer enters KOER test while running after start up whether hot or cold. No codes are stored in memory. Power and grounds at computer are OK, 5 volt reference OK. All... Trouble codes: 111 (system pass)
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X9V
The truck came in with codes po113 IAT high, po133 os sensor b1 s1 slow, po443 evap control purge, po1112 IAT inop, po1401 dpfe and po1443 purge evap malfunction. WE replaced the dpfe sensor, purge solenoid, purge flow sensor, repaired broken wire for act sens... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FDKE30L0V
truck is a bus with rear ac but it doesnt look like the rear ac is causing the problem.truck came in with a melted relay for the blower motor for the front. replaced blower motor and relays. all looked good till cust came back with the same problem. I checked ...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42X3X
This is my personal vehicle. I just rebuilt the engine due to leaking head gaskets. Decided to freshen it up and do some modifications. I added higher compression pistons (10.8:1) and new headers. Had the heads cleaned up with a 3 angle valve job. I added a ne...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMZA5142X
this vehicle has a pronounced surge when the power steering pressure switch opens. this is a normal condition but exagerated in this vehicle - the rpm climbs to 1300 to 1500 rpm. no codes, vacuum leaks or other drivability symtoms are present. fuel trim values...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36S2X
This Ford F-350 came in with a ABS light on and Service Engine light on. Found above codes. Engine runs fine. I have checked for power at the abs ecu and engine ecu and it has 12 volts. Cleared codes and they came right back. Anyone seen similar codes set on t... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf/vaf ckt fault), P0101 (maf/vaf ckt range performance), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low infut), P0103, P0104 (p0105-), P0105
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP53U72
Hi, This car is driving me nuts. The car( 2002 ford taurus 3.0 ohv Vin U ) came in with a "Chirping noise". Easy enough, change the belt cause that what it sounds like. Chirp still there. Bad belt??? Nope 2 belts same thing. Ok took the belt off eng. started i...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P54
Truck cut off and fuel filter was replaced and truck has not started since.
1991 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE18U2M
i need help this is one of those cars that someone else couldn't fix. i have three of the basics to make this thing run except injector pulse. the computer has power and ground (according to alldata has no power or ground coming from ecm for inj pulse also ohm...
1992 Geo Metro LSi 1.0L Alternator Belt VIN: JG1MR3368N
Vehicle has CS144 type alternator. Owner of vehicle has had to repeatedly tighten alternator belt within a short period of time to prevent the belt from squealing on startups. Owner has tried several belts, last one was a NAPA replacement belt last week, but t...
1995 GMC C1500 Suburban 6.5L rear VIN: 1GKFC16F2S
truck vibrates at 68 mph can not isolate seems like rear of truck
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W9W
Engine 1 fuse blowing intermittent. Loss of tack, ses light comes on with codes for cam sensor, evap solenoids, and MAF sensor. Have had short last long enough to isolate to engine harness. Had all components unplugged and harness to rear of vehicle isolated. ...
2000 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L low beam headlamps VIN: 1GKEC16T31
truck has no low beams, ck. for power at lamps (12 v), ck. for ground-not there,ck. ground signal from dimmer switch and it is sending out the ground, all data shows ground from dimmer going to daytime running light module/unit but has no location for this uni...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GJHG39U03
Hello, this van will cut off at anytime, sometime will go quite awhile before it happens. Dash lights stay on, but will not start when it cuts off. May happen a couple times in a row, then just start and be fine for a day. It sounds like a major connection som...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HCGB7273N
Used engine was installed 8 months prior to code 12 (EGR) setting, passed emission test at that time, no CHECK light. CHECK light comes on during light throttle, 30-35 mph.Referred to All Data for trouble shooting. Replaced ECM(reman)EGR, EGR lift sensor(facto...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L P0740 converter VIN: 2HKRL1860X
Help honda techs! this one is over warranty check engine light with p0740 converter clutch problem. I test drove vehicle and transmission seems normal. freeze frame 71 mph at apx 2300 rpm (roughly) I went ahead and changed the transmission fluid (honda atf) cl...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF2SS11
This car came in with a lack of power at higher rpms, and a hesitation on initial acceleration. Timing (valve) was off, and belt was replaced. Hesitation remained, bosch MAF was contaminated and appeared inaccurate at low rpms (below 2000). It was replaced wit... Trouble codes: P0705
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CMS7W3X
ive checked grounds to the sensors all ok. on the scanner i can see the sensors doing their thing up and down, they're not stuck on low voltage. fuel pressure is ok, fuel filter was plugged. upstream o'2 are also functioning. initially the system had a lean o'... Trouble codes: P0153, P0157, P1171
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L vacuum canister VIN: SAJNY5844K
I've got this xjs jag in the shop with no airflow out of anywhere but the defroster vent. Obvious vacuum problem, however I cannot find a good vacuum diagram in alldata. The line off of the intake manifold going into the car has broken off with part of the nip...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L DSC indicator VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
I removed the center console upper section to access the shift cable. In doing so, I unplugged the switches for the DSC and power shift. I don't know if I caused this problem by turning on ignition with switches unplugged or by making a minor adjustment to the...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2J4FY29T0K
All you jeepsters. i have this jeep wrangler and it is failing the loaded mode emissions test. it will either fail with excessive nox emissions or will fail with excessive co. around 6.5 % both at 15 and 25 mph . i have read several entries involving this fuel...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FT78S2P
Replaced engine with know good one. overheats slowly when driving or idling. replaced waterpump twice it is spinning the proper way. replaced t-stat twice with 180 degree. changed radiator twice put a heavy duty one in the second time. no obstuctions in block ...
1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Harsh Reverse to Drive engagement VIN: 1J4FJ28S1T
Transmission when going from reverse to drive directly apply's forard clutch harshly. If you pause in Nuetral when going to drive it does not do it. Preasure's are Ok when checked with gauge. Vehicel does it hot not cold.Checked idle speed and is idleing about...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L compressor VIN: 1J4GW48S74
Hello once again we are working on this jeep that the customer states the air condition will blow hot at times so far we are unable to duplicate the problem. He said it actually felt hotter coming out of the dash then it did outside so I was leaning toward a b...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no power VIN: JT6GF1OU6X
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM81W1S
This one came in with more than one problem, hesitation in passing gear, stuble on snap throttle. better when warm but still there. MAF reading KOEO was off 9 Hz. Replaced. Now 159 Hx, good. DPFE read 1.2 volts, guys on chat said too high, TSB with new ranges.... Trouble codes: P0402 (excesive EGR)
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBCA44A2E
This car will not start. It died on the road. Checked has weak spark, though we thought 10KV at best. Good fuel pressure, found the warm up regulator pressure too high when starting so we replaced it. Replaced ignition wires cap and rotor and spark plugs and c...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA39E9K
we changed iacvalve on this car but costumer came back with this strange occur that idle goes up when abs light is on please help thanks
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D1K
Vehicle cranks and runs fine when cold.After warmed up it starts to idle rough and acts like missfire.Starts to surge and eventually dies.Upon restart it takes extended cranking and will eventually run but, very poorly.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L compressor relay VIN: WDBCA25E3L
Hi, everyone good evening, I need your help to find the a/c compressor relay "coz" I cannot find, alldata is said is in fire wall but is not there, this is my wife car, thanks for your help. junmac
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L wipers VIN: WDBRF61J32
Hi: I have a customer with a wiper problem, since the windshield was replaced. came in with a complaint of no intermittent wipers. installed a scanner and cleared codes in overhead console, still no intermittent wipers, also car EIS system was programed with...
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, hard start VIN: 4M2DV11W75
Hiyah guys. Been a while. This Merc came to me with a hesitation and MIL on. Upon retreiving codes found code 33. With scan tool in, I drove around and did notice a rather lathargic accel. Watching the O2, I noticed that it went lean when throttle was open abo... Trouble codes: 33 (O2 sensor or circuit problem)
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6242V
customer came in with the vehicle not running - car would start but then die right away. we replaced the converter assembly (3 converters - all plugged). now the car starts and runs but the idle doesn't seem right and the check engine light comes on right away... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161
1993 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6HD16S6P
hi we are the 2nd shop to have this one. it runs very lean and will stall at idle if you block return line will run good. have tested fuel pressure 35 psi, disconnect regulator goes to 44 psi, both in spec.fuel volume is good. blocking fuel return raises fp to... Trouble codes: 33 (o2 sensor or circuit)
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L #5 piston VIN: JN8AR05Y3W
Hi, customer came to us several months ago with a engine noise that sounded much like one lifter. Noise progressed into a constant engine noise. We pulled off right valve cover and started engine, lots of oil to top end and we could tell noise was deeper in en...
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 2P4FP2532X
This serpentine belt will hop off the pullys intermittantly with out warning. The pullys appear to be aligned properly and the individual pullys all spin freely by hand. The belt may hop off within a week or be fine for 3 months. The mounting bolts are snug. A...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Stall, Anti theft system VIN: 1G2NE52M9T
Has anyone seent his problem? The mechanical and electrical protions of the ignition switch have been replaced. I also replace the PCM and updated the software in it. I was told it only has four parts to this system. The three I replace and a passlock control ... Trouble codes: P1629
1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZJ8277V
Ok, so this saturn came to us with the mil on, when we pulled the codes we got a ton, 25 to be exact. If you want to know them here they are: P0133,1624,1599,1133,1352,0506,0125,1628,1602,1508,1509,056 1,1641,1380,1555,0336,0326,1404,,0463,0507,0340,0572,0573,...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L electric window auto function VIN: 4S3BG4858T
This is a strange one. When the engine is running, if the auto down function is used for the driver's door window (only one that has auto function on this car) the window will go down all the way, however the switch will not release, and what happens is the mo...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
Hello, Everybody!! This Land Cluiser came in for MIL on. Checked code and got 71 (EGR malfunction). Applied 5in vacuum to EGR valve and it died. Checked vacuum to valve ))) No vacuum. Checked Modulator and it's diaphram was leaking, so got new one (same part# ... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR malfunction)

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1988 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCGC39K7J
I went back and checked the distributor and found that it had a reman dist. and the magnet was different in design , so the ecm was seeing a different pickup signal. replaced the distributor shaft and everything was fine. Trouble codes: 44 (o2 sensor lean).
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L No Power VIN: 1G1JFI4TXM
Thank you to everyone that wrote in. My customer is buying a new car now and wants to throw in the towel. I did find a bad injector, but replacing it didn't help. I think the crank gear may have turned on me. I know the timing marks are on because I put a chai...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Shifter interlock VIN: 1G1YY22P8S
Thank you for the replys. We did clean the button and rod at the top of the shifter because it had coffie and pop spilt in it. We also checked & lubercated the button and plastic piece that slides to push the rod. Still the rod was hard to push. I inspected lo...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12X4S
Hello all and thanks to the four people who replyed to my email. I checked all over for vacuum leaks on this engine but none were found. I know that we had seen other 3.4 dohc engine with rolling idles and had the o2 was the problem but we couldn't understand ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W3S
Thanks to all of those who gave suggestions. The fix ended up being a new crank sensor and harness combo GM PN# [...] or AC Delco 213-308. My suggestion is never replace the crank sensor without changing the harness. The harness looks perfect as does the co...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
I received several good reply, but the customer has not returned for a fix yet, we will forward all the good replys to our memory banks,(heads) thank you
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L starter motor VIN: 3GNEC12T84
i think its time to let this sleeping dog lye.. thanks to jeff,aurthur,ted,richard, [...],rick,paul, dennis,dan,dennis,and laneard. you all say this is normal.i dont think your all wrong... from what i understand the pcm takes over the starting mode for the dri...
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 2B4GH45R3R
I recieved on e-mail talking about the PCM at fault so we switched it out with another van we had in the shop and it fixed it! got a new pcm and all is working good now, thank you for all your help.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L housing VIN: 3B7HF13Z6Y
three of the four told me about using valve grind compound on adjuster and work it through opening thread up. took about six or so passes with compound and we could easily move adjuster. thanks for reminding me of that I heard that when I was much younger but ...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22XXY
Thanks again for all the help, I have been waiting for the customer to return with the vehicle, thay just haven't come back. if we get the chance to work on this one again I will try to post our fix. untill then thanks Trouble codes: P0304.
1970 Ford Torino Conve 429CID Engine oiling VIN: OH37J20798
Thanks for all the help. I ended up removing the engine. Upon removing the oil pan there was a rather large chuk of paint in the oil strainer. I cleaned out the oil pump and removed the crankshaft and flushed all the oil passages out with brake clean and compr...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L oil leak VIN: 1FMCUZZX3M
i want begin by thanking every one that took the time to replie to our problem.well the solution was to replace the timing cover along with the balancer we did not see any physical damage to the cover or the balancer.note their a procedure to torque the timing...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15N8N
Hi all you helpful techs. I have talked to the owner of the 92 F150 and he claims his mileage has gotten better.It is up in the 12range now. I was suprised at all the responces. Most said he was not right about the prior 18-20 mpg, but he is standing firm.One ...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14Y4T
We had our suplier send us another cat since the customer did not want to spend any more money. All has been well since. Thanks to all that helped. I do know that OE is the way to go, but, some customers (most it seems) wont spend the money. Trouble codes: P0420.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no check engine lite VIN: 1FALP5357T
thank every tech and for all the replies ,the problem was broken wire by the pcm for check engine lite pin # 2.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Thanks for the replies, I was never able to duplicate the problem, we advised customer to stock up on fuses and see what happens, have not heard back from them...Some suggested heated O2 sensors as a possible problem, but it did not appear that these were on t...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FYR14C1WP
Sorry it took so long to post this fix, but it was so intermediate that everytime I tried something I had to drive it for a few day to be sure it was the right fix. I did replace the DPFE sensor from what Kenneth said but it still had the same problem. Brad, G...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, vehicle dies VIN: 2FMDA5145X
Replaced MAF sensor after removing, inspecting and testing several parts. This replacement fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L cylinder head / driver's side VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
Well guys this one is gone. The customer decided that he wanted to risk a repair to head. His thinking was head replacement so close to engine replacement and the expense involved in either that it was worth his gamble (- stressed to the utmost and documented!...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6531X
First of all, thanks to all of the responses. Most of you were exactly right. I tried adjusting tension while running and it worked perfectly. The timing belt is riding right in center of the cam gears now. I appreciate the quick and helpful responses. Joe
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP522XX
well guys this car is fixed after replacing pump, relay, and control valve. i could not get this car ever to fail but when i took pump apart there was corosion inside i received a couple of replys concerning sitting over a couple of days like a weekend pump wo... Trouble codes: P0411.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster & other systems VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
This is a long and twisted adventure. The original customer chose not to go any deeper and wholesaled this vehicle. It ended up coming back from the dealer who bought it. They took it to a Ford dealer who told them that they needed to do everything we had alre...
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTCS1946T
Sorry for the delay on posting this but this one ate our lunch. After we finally gave up and sent it to the local chevy dealer and it was returned to us after a week with the response 'we dont know what it is but give us $200. I contacted the customer who agre... Trouble codes: P0108, P0107.
1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1HGCD7222R
Well, it's fixed! I ended up replacing the VSS to start, but unfortunately the problem was still present. As many of you stated, the speedometer head itself was the problem. After replacement, all worked well. Thanks to all who responded.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FN28S1Y
Thanks to those who responded. We have not got this Jeep fixed yet. A new fan clutch helped the most. When she comes back in a couple of weeks we plan to put a pusher fan on it. If that helps I will update. Thanks again to each of you and IATN.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB1260451
thanks to all who responded.customer had another icm as a spare.installed this morning.car starts.thanks again
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D6K
Thank you for your replies. I was amazed when the fix was mailed to me in less than 6 hours.I was waiting a few days to make sure it stayed fixed. The problem was the hose off the iac motor had come off under the trhottle body. we put it in place and the car r...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F1T
Thanks to all who replied! Frank at Star Imports hit it right on the head with replacing the K4o relay. We could run the car & get it hot & then tap-test the relay and the engie would stall consistently. One other response metioned this also but his name is on...
1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEPM6047N
thanks to scott from ca and dick from pa. both had the right fix. i completely removed the upper intake and found that the egr passage was completely clogged where the port meets the tbi. flushed and cleaned entire upper intake and no the car almost stalls whe... Trouble codes: 332 (egr not opening).
1996 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3MASM10J0S
thanks for all your help. the problem ended up being a bad vehicle speed sensor. no codes were stored for sensor, but my tech figured that it was working because the speedometer was working. when we double checked scan data the vss was dead . thanks again.
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51D52
There was an open recall on the ECM and after replacing the ECM the car runs perfect... Thanks for all the help.
1996 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Failed OBD test VIN: 1P4GP45R4T
Thanks to all who lent their input on my situation, I believed that the PCm was fudged up somehow, but the customer did not want to spend the money and took the car back. This was never a problem with inspection using a tailpipe emmission test, but we use the ... Trouble codes: P0600, P1698.
1988 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2JD11K3J
ok heres the deal. #1 this car is a mid year so wiring schematics are different,had to go to a 87 sunbird. after countless hours on the phone with snap on and gm tech support there is no reason why i cant communicate with this ecm. snap on claims its a protoco...
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 2.8L speedo/odometer VIN: 1G2WJ14WOK
I removed the cluster and inspected all connections. All appeared OK. I was able to locate a used cluster (not my decision) and so far it has not acted up. I just hope I don't end up with a different concern down the road. Thanks to all who replied.
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L starts & dies VIN: 1G8ZH5281Y
Thank you to all who sent in, you guys are great. David was right on with the passlock sensor. Kevin [...] Also nailed it and gave a great explanation of how it happened. very easy to understand. thanks again to everyone expecially IATN for this web site. No w...
1992 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1BJ6728N
Diagram found. Tested power supply was ok. Found coolant temp sensor to be at fault as usual with cold start problems.
1986 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN67S3G
Thanks to all who replied to this problem. I was about ready to pull my hair out. After trying several of the replies, the one that fixed the vehicle was Andy from Washington, sure enough it had jumped time. Thanks again for all the help. BOBBY in Arkansas
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L VSC system VIN: JTEHT05J21
Well we had another land cruiser come in today for an oil change. We used that abs computer as a donner computer and test drove. The problem was gone. no codes. However the [...] was too expensive for the customer. 1600 dollars. They left with the old computer...
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEGN92N51
It was water damage to the computer. how it got there I don't know. look at the replies. One of you (thanks to all who took there time to read it) mentioned a guy from ebay in Florida. the dealer wanted $1,500.00 dollars for a new ecm. the customer sent the ec...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L heater-ac controls VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
Do you ever get the feeling that someone out there is trying to 'mess' with you. Turns out that we didn't have a problem at all.. As everyone pointed out the recir. button is designed not to stay down when in the defrost mode.. Our old switch was in another mo...
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