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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2657N
vehicle spits consistant code 4 only breaks down under load. code 9 does not consistantly come up. i dont have test harness available to properly test vehicle. crank angle/cam sensor and tdc has been replaced. computer has been replaced with known good compute... Trouble codes: 4 (crank angle sensor), 9 (tdc)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64BX1
This car came in with a code 1423. secondary air injection flow too low. I have seen a couple of these cars with the same code. When I run the code no problem is found. Have any Audi techs out there seen this problem. What is the problem? Thanks to all
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L level control VIN: WAUYP64B21
car came in dragging. level control system inop. check codes with vag-com and got 01400, sub code 11-00 which is "control limit not reached" we have no list of this sub code in all data. we attempted to clear it and operate the system. system inop and code ret...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L defrost vent VIN: WBAGD4323R
This 740i with the A/C on at any speed in the auto or manual position(dual control with thumbwheel for temperature)will also blow warm/hot air at both defroster vents. The amount coming out is minimal but you can feel the heat. There is no heat coming from the...
1991 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4EZ13L7M
when this car is fully warmed up, especially when hot outside, during steady cruise or slight acceleration with torque coverter clutch engaged, it will surge at approximately 1600-2000 rpm. this is the only time i can get it to act up. it feels like it could b...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L starter VIN: 1G6EL13B9N
i can not fine the starter relay,.where is it. [think you.]
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD52Y5V
Had low refrigerant message. AC inop. If command Auto operation would immediately revert to Econ and blower would not even function. Reclaim 1 pound of refrigerant. Recharge with required 2#. Access codes on DIC. Clear codes. No compressor activation. Test p...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KF57991
to all valued techs have code c1295 stop lamp switch open ,it only hapens if you have your turn signals on . have replaced stop light switch (one with white wire bottom switch),hazard/turn sig/flasher module ,both rear tail light assembly's.what is happening...
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L vacuum pump VIN: IG1AW19W5G
The brake system has an auxilliary electric vacuum pump mounted behind bumper foward of left front wheel well. I have tried & tried to locate a new, used or rebuilt pump, even sent old pump to CARDONE for rebuilding, they sent it back. Dealer doesn't service i...
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCDT1928P
this truck will quit intermittenly and restart no problem checked pickup coil okay tap test computer okay any help would be great
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power steering VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
Vehicle came in with no power assist. Replaced pump with aftermarket rebuilt which appeared to work. Before picked up, pump would not turn steering at idle. No pressure test as I do not have pressure set up. Fluid was changed. Vehicle has EVO but everyone I ta...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3EL45X9V
This car came in with check engine light on, found to be high voltage at frt O2 sensor it was stuck at 5.2 volts, after inspecting wires near O2 sensor it was found to have bad insulation and several wires touching. Repaired wires and all was good again, O2 sw...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L high idle VIN: 1B7GL26X1K
this is the first time this vehicle has been in our shop. the customer is complaining that the slams into gear. we checked the computer for codes- no codes. monitiored data- all appears ok. in park or neutral the idle is about 750 rpm- as soon as you go to put...
1990 Dodge Spirit 2.5L black smoke on accel VIN: 1B3BA46K3L
Hello, I need a dodge 2.5l expert. This vehicle runs rich when loaded up(lots of black smoke) and has a flutter at idle. When I'm monotoring the O2 sensor under load, it goes to .980 volts and stays there for about 10 seconds till the computer catches up then ...
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...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Z5X
Car towed in for no start, checked it out found bad magnetic pickip, replaced, ran good for a week, towed in found bad magnetic pickup, checked wiring found coil resistance high and plugwires pretty bad changed them out replaced magnetic pickup with Mopar part...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF23651
Hey all, I am a dedicated gas engine mechanic and am looking at this diesel for a friend of mine. This 4x4 3/4 ton has a code p1688 (internal injection pump problem). I don't deal with enough diesels to feel confident with diagnosing this problem and Mitchell ... Trouble codes: P1688 (internal pump problem)
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cruise Control VIN: 2B7HB11Y2Y
The customer complaint is that the cruise control does not hold it speed when on a hill and this has been confirmed. I have checked the servo relays with snapon scanner and all seem to function. Checked vacuum lines for breaks and leaks found nothing broken va...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y31
Gentlemen Am helping a local garage in this repair. They have this Dodge 1500 with a P0123 code. After clearing the code it would come back under diffrent conditions. They replaced the pcm and crank sensor with chrysler parts and the tps with a aftermarket (s... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS voltage high)
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26M0K
vehicle came in for no start/hard start cold, it will crank for 1 min to 1.5 min before it will start, once it starts it revs up for a second like it had air in the fuel system, then runs fine, you can start it up for the next 15 min with no problems even if y...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT20AXS
car came in needing exhaust so replaced cat back and changed spark plugs customer came in a couple of days later complaining overdrive light on dash coming on intermittently and also engine feels like it cuts out around 2000 rpm very intermittently using lab s... Trouble codes: 668 (transmission range sensor ckt high)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32X5T
Hello all I have a explorer that is activating ABS only on the 2-1 downshift. the trans clunks on downshift and activates ABS. It occurs only on this downshift and will not occur until the vehicle has been driven 20 minutes or so. As i said you feel ABS activa...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FBJ53153V
i apreciate the help of iatn fix postings. some of you guys amaze me. i have a ford here that is eating my lunch. the truck lacks power under moderate accel.if the throttle is snapped loaded or not it will pop in the intake and the timing will spike to 16386.w...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1821W
the truck runs good most of the time but it will start to misfire and stays misfiring for a while. we were concerned about injectors so we cleaned them. same problem. remember thisis intermittent. we ohmed injs. and they are all the same we pulled plenum and w... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Excessive grey smoke VIN: 1FTWW33P33
We are familar with the 7.3 Powerstrokes but not as much with the new 6.0 powerstrokes. The problem is it smokes grey badly all the time, cold or hot. When I say smokes, I mean it smokes so bad it can't be driven because you can't see behind you. It doesn't ha... Trouble codes: P0269 (3 cyl balance), P0480 (Fan 1 Ctrl Circuit)
1996 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK526XT
This car will run great cold. Once it warms up to full operating temp you try a hard acceleration and cuts out in the 3,000+ rpm range. It doesn't matter if you are driving down the road or in the service bay it will still cuts out. - tried disconnecting the e...
1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Poor Fuel Economy, gutless VIN: 1GDKC34F5S
Hi ,we have a 95 GMC ramp truck that seems to enjoy eating computers.It had a check engine light on a while ago (year)for wastegate solenoid problem, I checked the connector and found good 12V supply but no ground from the PCM.The wiring checked out good as di... Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate solenoid problem)
1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3556K
Hi Honda techs! Thought we had this one licked, but customer drove ~100 miles before it died on the freeway. I suspect the main relay, igniter, coil or ECM. Unfortunately, it's running perfectly in our shop. Will the main relay cause the engine to lose power b...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG665XX
after repair of any fraid or melted wires under dash. mil code p0135 replaced primary oxygen sensor. no heater voltage. removed relay and tested ok. relay will not engage unless a test light is touched to green w/red stripe wire relay will engage. traced wire ... Trouble codes: P0135 (primary oxygen sensor heater malfunction)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D3W
1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L battery VIN: SAJKW174XP
Hello to all, and thanks for reading this. The car arrived suffering from an overnight drain. The first current measurement (waited 90 minutes) at the battery terminal was 2.5 amps! After straightening out the AC compressor clutch relay's wiring, the draw was ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGN5048X
Hi there, car will not start-cranks good, has spark, no fuel injection pulse (power to injectors), no fuel pressure, have checked fuses all good hoping someone may have some common fault pattern that may help me, at first I just thought it was the normal flood... Trouble codes: P1111
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K83
This vehicle has an intermittant stalling at idle problem, will always start right back up. Vehicle sets a code po320 after stall. Found no TSB's, no matches in archives. Installed new crank shaft position sensor (oem), no change in condition. Inspected harnes... Trouble codes: P0320 (ckp signal fault)
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, VIBRATION AT 1100RPM VIN: JT8UF11E5M
need help. this vehicle has a vibraton felt through out vehicle at 1100-1200 rpms in park. not able to reach rpms mark in drive due to rear tires will break loose during power brake. engine runs smooth at idle and when driving. vibration is most noticed with h...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Liftgate VIN: LMFU28R43L
Hi Ford techs. This Navigator has an auto-open and close liftgate. It has an unlatch motor, cinching motor, and right and left motors to raise and lower. It can only be opened and closed manually. I hava a wiring diagram, but I don't have an overview of how th...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA451BB
this vehicle has a severe hesitation when cold. you can put the gas pedal all the way to the floor and get almost no acceleration. it feels like it is being starved for fuel. when we power breaked the vehicle it responded very well to having carb cleaner spray...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L hard start hot VIN: WDJF55FOVA
This benz will have a hard start only when warm and after it sits for about 15 minutes, We have looked at fuel pressures and with the information we have its right on the money, I looked at the achrives and most were saying major problem in the crank sensor we...
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
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM13PXX
customer says this vehicle will loose power and die after driving about 20 miles, if you open the hood and let it set for about 20 min. engine will restart and he can drive another 20 miles. we cannot duplicate this problem. fuel pressure is normal, flow is go...
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 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Cuts out, no cluster VIN: 1P4GP44R6W
Chrysler Tech's HELP! Starting car, cold or hot, VERY intermitantly will start and die after 3 sec's or less AND at the same time the Cluster will be dead. Only did this once for me in 3 days. Warning lites on dash work but no odometer or tripometer and all ne...
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2WJ51T2L
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L suspension VIN: 1G2NF52TXY
HI everyone i need some info on this grand am we have seen a lot of these that clunk while turning at slow speeds , it does not matter witch way This customer wants it fixed most will just ignore it if anyone has found a fix for these please let me know Thanks
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L immobilizer VIN: WPOCA2985Y
Car DROVE in with complaint power window and alarm system not working. check fuses, found C3 fuse blown. replace fuse. blew again. traced short to alarm module under driver seat. replace module. (could not retrive data from module before replacement) connect P...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R1Y
This car was towed in. When started to work on it,the car started up without a problem. Customer stated the car cutoff on them the other day. they left it for awhile,and when they returned,the car started. this happened a couple of times. I have no information... Trouble codes: P0727 (engine speed), P1780
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BG6855T
Vehicle will overheat at times without warning while driving. May go 2-3 weeks without overheating. Temp gauge will remain at halfway or below and then move rapidly to hot. Pushes coolant out of overflow tank, but is not boiling. Cooling fans operate to specs....
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Head gaskets? VIN: 4S3BG6852X
Just a quick question to see if anyone has had trouble with these heads cracking or possible piston sleeve damage from overheating. This car was driven to shop!!! With a "Coolant Leak" Attempted to drive into shop and ran rough. Pushed in, removed rad cap, pum...
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2SW22N8P
Customer describes symptoms of complete lack of power intermittantly while cruising. He states it acts as if he takes his foot off of gas pedal. He can depress clutch and engine will idle smoothly, but will buck under cruise and acceleration. Seems to correct ...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W9P
Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle came to us with check engine lamp on code 41 tps circuit. Perfomed circuit test and passed all voltage and sweep tests. Replaced tps adjusted to specs. Vehicle came back couple of weeks later with dtc 41. Perfromed... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle posion sensor circuit)
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L suspension VIN: 41AWN72N5X
Thanks in advance for any help on this head banger, I have a noise in the frt. end which when driving sounds like a loose frt. shock/loose frt.stab. link pins only when hitting bumps in the road (as slight as tar repair stripes to make the noise). I have inspe...
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)
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No Start VIN: 01Y0020414
Car is a no start. Live data looks good except the rpm stays at 0 when cranking. The maf sensor value changes as it should when cranking but the rpm stays at 0. Also the fuel pump does not prime, but works when manually triggered. The security light goes out a...
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R61
This code says that the system requires too much fuel enrichment - system running too lean. The code tree led us to replace air/fuel ratio sensor. (oxygen sensor) We have checked fuel pressure and inspected for possible vacuum leaks. Vehicle runs well. The cod... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim feedback - lean)
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L instument cluster VIN: 3VWDC21VOY
i have checked all wiring and connectors and cannot find any damage. i have not opened up the wire looms yet as this can be very time consuming and expensive to the customer. with wiring diagrams from mitchell and after replacing the headlight switch and instr...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L air bag /abs light VIN: 3VWSG69M41
VW tech's ...this vw came back from huricane katrina in missippi, was flooded up to the bottom of thr doors, water on floor boards. it was driven back to north dakota with no problems, except the air bag light and abs lights are on. the brake light and oil pre...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 3-4 VIN: WVWSP61J32
Hello all, this VW first of all doesnt set any codes. On the highway below 60 MPH. in over drive, when you let off the throttle then try to accelerate with it right away it will unlock the convertor and downshift to third. The customer has owned this car since...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9617S

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Lamp Failure Warning indicator VIN: WBADM6346X
As most had replied. . .'fix it right' and yes that IS what we ended up doing. Although it was an educational excersise to attempt to find a way 'around' this problem . . . I always feel compelled to look at all possible options - we ended up having the body s...
1988 Buick Reatta 3.8L Signal Lights VIN: 1G4EC11C4J
Thanks Dave and Rod for your tips. I did check the charging system and Battery and everything seems to work fine. I still figure the 'turn signal alert module' may be the best guess but we have not found a used one yet. The vehicle is a rare breed around here....
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54L2M
the fix was a new ecm like everone said thank you all jim
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4GD2215S
Thanks to all. I recieved a location for the thermistor 5 minutes after posting and some pictures later in the evening. It is easy to spot but it is very inconspicuous. it attaches to the positive battery post and lays against the battery. I saw the 2 small wi...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L HVAC Display VIN: 2G4WB52K2Y
I would like to thank Paul and Steve for their information on how to repair and for the lense discolouration (manufacturing process). Larry [...] was the most helpful in describing what and where to resolder the circuit board and even provided a website with th...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L air cond cooling VIN: 1G6KS53B7N
thanks for the help i replace the instrument cluster (ipc) works like it was designed
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCDT14R5G
Dear techs: I recieved a lot of good replies on this one; thanks to all.This truck is fixed! I really feel stupid about the fix, but at least it is fixed! Paul [...] reply is what lead me to the fix. I thought I was monitoring fuel pressure carefully, but I w... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR problem), 45 (rich exhaust), 44 (lean exhaust).
1989 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1GCDK14H3K
Sorry to keep you waiting, problem with 89 chevy pickup ( cuts out and jerks with cruise control ) is not fixed ! Customer needed truck to move parents and we will relook at things next service. I can say that cutting out and jerking only happens with cruise...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GCGK24F7P
Well after a long battle this one is finally fixed. Many who replied suggested the boostpump/oil pressure switch. This pump was not working we replace the oil pressure switch and the pump did work after that. However the truck continued to run rough, replaced ...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDU06D8R
Well, we didn't find the exact cause of the overheating. We checked the thermostat and replaced it, even drilled holes in it to release vapors. Replaced the water pump, case checked out good. Because of the overheating and the extreme rough idle, we suspect a ...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L 4th gear drops out VIN: 1GTGK29F5T
Well I had 9 replies mostly vave body issues.I told the tech to get a valve body kitt from a company I beleive their name was sonnax.It required pulling the trans to access the pump to install a updated valve which he wasn't to happy to here about,but hey welc...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start, theft light flashes VIN: 1G1NE52J01
Thanks for all the replies. Almost everybody gave the same answer. The passlock cylinder and sensor. I believe it is getting worn. However, I left the key on for 10 minutes and the theft light went off. Then the car started. I informed the owner that it needed...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Sway Bar Bushings VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
My wife was happy to have all the noises removed from the front of her van. These bushings can make some strange noises! Anyhow the MOOG bushings I installed a year ago were shot. It appears that the slit in the bushing was put in the wrong place. The bushin...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HD46R1X
No problems to date or since crank sensor replacement. Hopefully it is repaired, but was 3-4 months before it quit last time. I will update again if problem is not solved. Trouble codes: P1489 (high speed fan circuit), P1495 (low speed fan circuit), P1282 (fuel pump relay control circuit), P1388 (asd relay control circuit).
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L compressor VIN: 3B7KF22D3W
Well it seems the compressor discharge port on this compressor has a small outlet and was being blocked at times, due to what I am not sure. The compressor on the truck was a 4 seasons reman and I had an OEM chrysler one in the core return pile, with a very sm...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L TCC engagement VIN: 1B7KF23671
Thanks for the many thoughts. Many recommended checkingout TPS, Some said there was a flash reprogram available and Lenny informed us about a noise filter for the TPS harness (that runs alongside the alternator harness) that I will have to investigate further ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1D7HU16Z62
Thanks to all of you who responded. Some of you said to check all of the B+ and ground circuits at the cluster, so we did and they all checked ok. We could not however get the cluster to do a self test or to display the 'NO BUS' message on the odometer, due to...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU18D43
Hi guys sorry it took so long...The spark plugs were o.e. type and gap, Stock Tires etc. I tried a Motorvac with no change. Hans from Alberta nailed it. I serviced and flushed the transmission with o.e. +4 fluid. Back up to 12-14 mpg in city. I never would hav...
1994 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L overdrive VIN: 4E3CF44E8R
thanks to everyone who replied but still not fixed.replace ecu with known good ck wiring. trans worked fine in previous car as it was a frind of mine.code for tps still comes back but cked good swapped tps. genisys will only read code no datastream . seen post...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hoses VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Thank you for all the reply's should have went to basics and thought of the radiator cap to begin with next time new radiator get new cap from now on. I also looked into the TSB for the by-pass hose and took care of that too while it was there. Customer happy,...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FDKE30L0V
looks like marty [...] solved my I said before only the one female terminal of the relay was burnt. he said that the terminal would come loose and cause resistance on the contact point. I cut all the wires and soldered in connectors and put a n...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X9V
This one is done! The problem turned out to be the o2 sensor bank 1 sensor1. After removing the sensor to inspect we found that part of this sensor was actually missing. I guess 135k worth of hard driving will do this. Thanks again to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0133, P0153.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36S2X
After installing a rear wheel abs sensor in the differencial and clearing the codes everything was fine. The abs light and the check engine light stayed off for a complete drive cycle. Trouble codes: P0100 (maf/vaf ckt fault), P0101 (maf/vaf ckt range performance), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low infut), P0103, P0104 (p0105-), P0105.
2000 Ford F600 7.3L Lack of power VIN: 3FDNF656XY
Well, here is some more mud in my eye! Two replies on this one. thank you John from Ontario and Jim from Illinois for your help on this one. What sounded like would be a fuel related issue to me, turned out to be a damaged 'Y' tube at the intake manifold. It w...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L cannot fuel VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
First, let me thank all of you that responded. After checking the purge soleniod (it was ok) we checked the canister vent valve. Although it worked fine we blew air through it and a spider nest and crap came out (now much more volume). We reasembled and fillin...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
Sorry for the late closing on this I have been traveling alot and lost track of everything that isn't day to day.Everyone in oneway or another hit this atleast half issue with this one was 2 part witch I felt it would be but I didn't know how critical... Trouble codes: P0176, P0340.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1FTZR15E91
We have not seen this vehicle back yet since it's original visit, however we were able to rule out the low pressure cycling switch and the A/C compressor relay as a cause. It's very likely that the PCM flash (which a fellow member recommended and the dealer re...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2FMZA51453
Well thanks for all the help guys, but this van has not returned to our shop. looks like they are just driving it like it is. I recived lots of usefull help & idears for this one, i belive that from all my testing and info from this post,and as one member stat...
1991 GMC C2500 Sierra 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTGC24N5M
the egr solenoids that we got from ac delco were defective. the third solenoid finally worked. the egr is operating fine and the vehicle passed smog. thanks for all the help
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2GTEC19R7T
Talked to trans. shop and borrowed his trans X 2000 machine and ran transmission on that and still had same problem. sent to trans shop they opened it up and found one sprag completely blew and the insides where toasted. just an unlucky coinsidence. but I stil...
2000 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L low beam headlamps VIN: 1GKEC16T31
tried reading bcm with a different scan tool and found ambient light sensor code, checked sensor-it's bad, replaced and all works fine, not sure but it seems bcm has drl light module in it.
1991 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Alternator VIN: JHMBA4224M
Thanks for all the good replies. I believe the problem was in the regulator and/or diodes as some stated. I replaced the alternator so far, so good.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L P0740 converter VIN: 2HKRL1860X
looks like this one needs to go to the dealer. I cannot belive the transmisson is toast! it shifts great/no slippage. I wish someone could explain why this code is coming up and what really is the problem. there was no metal on the magnet, the fluid was clean ...
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16461
Most replies I got confirmed what I already knew about the carbon issue. Only one confirmed what the voltage on pin 4 and 6 and agree that it was a pcm I sent car to dealer because those have to have the security system reprogrammed I haven't heard back if he ... Trouble codes: P1491.
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L cruise control
thanks for the info guys, were not sure if the signal on this wire is coming from or going to the pcm, regardless the customer wanted the vehicle back, and it may still be under waranty, so we'll wait and see what happens.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, NO THROTTLE VIN: 4S2CK58W11
This truck was sent to the dealer to have a new throttle body put on under waranty. The best information came from Marty. He is a factory tech guru, and gave me info which isn't published. The throttle body is the cause of one of these codes. The neutral safet... Trouble codes: 1125 (controlled fuel and air metering), 1295 (controlled fuel and air metering), 1515 (controlled controlled vehicle speed idle control auxillary input.).
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2J4FY29T0K
we are going to call this fixed. as stated in update i believe we had a bad connection at eca connector. hed checked it several times without fail. thanks to all.
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1J4FJ58S8M
Jeep is fixed. Replaced thermostat again to no avail. Did not check the heat across the radiator due to the fans configuration at first, so we removed the electric fan in order to measure. The temperatures measured were fairly consistant from top to bottom but...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L 5th to 4th downshift VIN: 1J07514P4P
Thank you very much for all your help. I found as recomended a 4th blocking ring problem. It was the wrong one and it would turn just a little too much. I replaced blocking ring and set up clearances to specs and unit shifts great I also appreciate Jeff [...]...
1970 Mercury cougar 428CID engine VIN: OF94Q50119
Hi Still don't have this car going. Before tear down I shimed up rocker shaft assy's to give 0 lash no lifter pre load, no help. So I pulled timing cover timing marks aligned ok. Degree cam in car to cam card spec. checked ok. Checked lobe lift, ok. Pulled c...
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