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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAGG8348Y
Just replaced A/C compressor, receiver drier and expansion valve on this vehicle. Recharged system with R134a 1.5 lbs. The temperature at the vents will not drop below 55 'F. Auxiliary fan operates as designed. Heater valve checked ok too. What am I missing to...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4CW52K9S
Dash volt gauge red light always on. At idle & higher, in park, A/C & headlights on, 14V.(measured with voltmeter) In "drive" A/C and headlights on, reads 10V with 1 amp output. The more load the less volts in drive. Amps won't keep up. Red wire from computer ...
1979 Cadillac Eldorado 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 6L57B9E652
Good day fellow technicians, I am writing to get support or not that what I am looking at is a failing ECM in this antique Caddy. The problem started when the owner stopped to eat. It was running fine when she stepped in the restaurant. It would not start wh...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B6N
Car fels like it has a missfire on more than one cyllinder on idle.On acelleration it "seems" OK , but usually dies on decel. Had no kickdown operation. Replaced distributer with used unit.Kickdown returned.Still runs poor. Fuel pressure good, volume poor lots...
1995 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Security Light VIN: 1G6EL12Y0S
This vehicle has a security light on steady but still starts. Alldata says light controlled by Theft Deterrent module and vehicle should not start. AllData also states the module is located in the left hand electronic bay in trunk but the module is not located...
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L abs VIN: 1G1BN53E1M
Evening folks, customer came in last week with a complaint of "abs light on" we scaned the system and found a code 21 right front wheel speed sensor, replace both left and right (always do the job properly) sensors, cleared the codes and went for a road test, ...
1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L long crank VIN: 1G1LT53T0P
cust complaint high idle and long crank before start.we checked for vacume leak none detected.iac count was 69 tried a new iac high idle came down a little from 2200 rpm to 1400. throttle angle was at 7% turned down to 4% idle droped 100 rpm still a bit high,a...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGCCS19W21
the p0410 is the only code that returns after 60 miles this truck and calif emissions are getting the best of me , the customer cannot get a tag until it will pass any body that has has had a experiance with theese please give me some imput all will be welcome... Trouble codes: P0410
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS1944X
Monitered O2 sensor voltage with oscilloscope and compared max and min voltages with propane enrichment to ascertain data from computer matched actual O2 voltage output. They match within a couple hundredths of a volts. Monitered O2 sensor pattern during ASM t...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Lighting VIN: 1GNDT13S52
good afternoon, i have my brothers 2002 trailblazer here and it keeps melting the headlamp connector.(left side) i got 2 harness from gm and the have both melted in a very short time. (2 days) looked in mitchell and in the archives here and found nothing. i h...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Coolin Fans VIN: 2G1WW12E02
The fans stay on at high speed with the engine running. If I diconnect the a/c pressure switch the fans go off but the a/c compressor does not come on with the switch off. koeo the fans do not come on but do come on with in seconds of starting the engine. No P...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Cooling Fans VIN: 2G1WW12E02
When engine is started the cooling fans come on at high speed. No codes, normal operating data. Can command the computer to operate the fans on and off but when I exit the command page the fans come back on high speed. With the key on engine off the fans stay ...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2C3EL56T1R
I got this 94 Chrysler Concorde that has a stalling problem. The car will start up fine, runs good during a road test. This stalling & cutting out only occurs during warmup, it doesnt immediately happen after started, usually after running about 5-10 minutes. ...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Limp in Mode VIN: AB3EJ56H1S
This vehicle shifts perfectly when cold but once it gets hot and then is shut off and sits for 5 minutes and then restart vehicle it is in limp in mode before even putting vehicle in gear. We keep getting a code 41 and somtimes 42. When vehicle is in limp-in m...
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52NOT
Evening Techs This car was giving to one our customers with a MIL light on and the car ran fine. what I found was at around 60 MPH at cruise the mil light will start flashing, but car runs fine-didn"t feel any miss or stumble. I pulled over and cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304
1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L Shift interlock VIN: 2B6HB11Y1W
Van was brought in for pre purchase inspection. Found cooler line leaking and low heater output. When vehicle was delivered I noticed the gear selector would move from park to reverse without the brake being applied. Customer purchased vehicle but would like t...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7KF26Z31
Hi gang, this truck has gotten us stumped. The concern is "loosness" in the steering wheel, or perhaps some memory steer. While driving you have keep making constant small corrections to keep the truck going straight. The track arm and tie rod end at the pitma...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7S
This truck is coming from the local Ford Dealer. Dealer has replaced Crank Sensor, Cam Sensor and ECM. After clearing codes truck will set code 340 (Cmp sensor) always after second start. We have tested all sensors and wiring and found all good. We then went ... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6531T
This ones strange, idles ok most of the time, complaint is it stalls at lights, hesitates or stalls on take off. car drives well otherwise and has good power and pickup. came to us from a body shop and is owned by used car dealer so no info available. had wron...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJX35F8T
Hello, its me again,This 96 Powerstroke was towed in for a no start,when I went too retrieve code ther was no comm.from the Pcm,I found a few fire ants in the power relay,after cleaning them and reinstalling the relay.the truck started and idled for over an ho... Trouble codes: 1663 (1667 -), 1667 (1668 -), 1668
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L heater VIN: 1FTCR14X2V
Hey Ford techs. I've got this ranger with no heat. The heater core is hot becauseI can feel it on the top of the heater box. I guess the accuator door isnt opening the door. Is there any way to test this because I think the dash needs to come out to get to it....
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L module location VIN: 1FTDX1721V
Hello fellow techs and thanks in advance. My boss is letting me post this.We have an F-150(with rabs) we are trouble shooting and are at an impasse because we are unable to locate the abs module, MOD says it is behind the center of the dash and snap -on scanne...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Help!! This is my sunny sunday car. About a month ago it set a check engine light under heavy acceleration - it was an a/c relay fault code (I think it was code P1479). I cleared the code, didn't give it a second thought. A few weeks later I failed a emissions... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTPS24L6X
Vehicle has been back for rough running and cutting out a few times now over about a months span. Customer gets back when they can. They say problem happens once a day or every other. One time dealer had vehicle for update and they had a lot of coil codes. Don... Trouble codes: P0713 (Tranny fluid temp sensor ckt high input), P1260 (Theft detection engine diabled)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP53UIX
This vehicle came in for a noise in the power steering. Tech found that the power steering fluid was low, he then added fluid to proper level. Everything worked fine and the noise went away until he turned the vehicle off. When the vehicle was turned off about...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L temp. guage VIN: 1FTNE24L6Y
Intermittently, temp. guage will rise to full hot, then drop and waiver. At same time, the combination temp./oil warning lamp illuminate. We were able to reproduce problem on test drive. We also installed the temp. sending unit which had no effect. Interesting...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L trans defaults to 2nd gear when fuse blows VIN: 1FMPU18LXY
hey and thanks in advance for any help you may have. i am working on this 2000 ford expedition that came from a local well known trans shop after having the transfer case overhauld due to a stuck condition between lo 4 and hi 4 after cust did some off roading....
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCV04142
this suv came in with code 457 and the as cap check light onracked. i dont have a smoke machine and cant afford one so does anyone know of the most common problem for this code? I cant see any hoses cracked. thanks dennis Trouble codes: 457 (very small leak detectedthis)
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L fuel guage VIN: 1GKEK13R8V
This 97 yukon has a erratic fuel guage at all times. While driving, the guage sweeps between below quarter, to full, it does it less with a full tank. with the key on engine off,vehicle stoped, just gently rocking the vehicle, it will act up. I have replaced t...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC1AW6X
Vehicle has missfire under minor load until hot, missfire only present above 8 mph. If wheels are not turning vehicle runs fine.Injectors have been cleaned, new cap, plugs, wires. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0300
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel leak
Jag techs please help!!! I have a customer with a x-j6 who complans of intermitant fuel leak on passenger side. He called me yesterday and said it was doing it. When I got to the car there is a line coming out of the right front fender leaking fuel so fast its...
1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1JCML7843J
This car has no Parking lights or Turn signals. 10 amp parking fuse keeps blowing. Searched the internet and found it to be a common problem with these cars but can't find a solution.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58SXS
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW48S5Y
fan doesn't always work with a/c. sometimes a/c high pressure will go up to 500 lbs. other times the rad fan will run and keep the pressure down. there are no pressure switches to control the fan in the a/c lines. so what controls the fan? should it run all th...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L drivers blend door VIN: 1J4GW58SO1
Well, I am stumped and hope a jeep guy knows why. I am pretty frustrated with this, I guess its due to design change, I have read all the tsb's and searched the archives extensively and have come to the conclusion that the doors are notorious for failure, I ha...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L drivetrain? VIN: JTJHF10UX1
there is an ocassioal noise coming from the lower right front of this lexus after you come to a full stop; then normal aceleration.a noise appears for about 1 second, just as you pull away, just the first couple of sounds like a rotational gear noise?,...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM81W4V
tested system for (will not display code chart),all wiring tests good,no shorts to ground or power where they don't belong.load tested power and ground circuits(no voltage drops,with ngs tester commanding auto test the sti reading remains low causing a constan...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L heater box VIN: 5LMFU28R41
Customer complait is hearing water sloshing noise coming from heater box area or dash while driving. Notice when accelerating and driving striaght. Noise is real faint. Check A/C drain and is free and flowing. Coolant level is full. Is this a normal condition?...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hard start in mornin VIN: WDBBA48D9H
Hello Mercedes Technicians! I am not at all famaliar with the fuel delievery system on these cars. This is a very good customer of ours, so I am trying to fix this problem for them because of their loyalty and trust. A little background first, customer stated ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA34E2S
I rcieved this car about a month ago & have been working on benz for 15 years.I came in w/ running rough especially when hot @ idle.I dont normally ask for help but this one is causing a no sleep situation.I have replaced the following EA trottle motor,MAs,ign...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65J3Y
Customer claims car cuts off when she comes to a stop ,sometimes.Same code keeps coming back,MAF(hot film)b2/5.I did all related test all the way down to wiring or replace relay module , wiring tests passed so I replaced MAF first then tried relay module .plea...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Car had intermittend hard downshift just before comming to a stop, and hard shift mostly the first few stops and starts after being parked. Dealer replaced map sensor at 33 000 miles with some improvement. Same problem at 45 000 miles and same dealer determine...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4BU31F8P
Thank you in advance for any help. This car failed the emissions test. When it came to me it had failed on NOX and HC. Nox was 3.66 g/mi to pass the test is 3.00 g/mi and the hc is 2.21 g/mi and to pass emmissions test is 1.20 g/mi This car has been well maint... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok)
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L i-2 shift/lockup torque coinverter VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
I have three differant complaints on this transmission, and they are all intermittent. Trans fluid looks and smells ok. level good. Slip shift into 2nd is intermittent too. Lock up at a stop, in gear stalls the engine. usually happens when cold, but has occure...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L engine compression VIN: 1N4BU31D0S
Have an 95 Altima that will not start due to uneven and low compression. The only way I got to engine to crank up and run for about 30 seconds was to replace the plugs and let the engine "air out". After running, the plugs were fuel fouled. Being aware of the...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D5T
car stall at idle ,a new disc was put in neu fuel pump new ecm new coolant sensor need hepl please
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Lean Mixture
The ECM has no codes. The O2 sensor runs lean (40mV at idle and no switching is seen. When the accelerator is depressed the O2 response is normal and switching can be seen. The Idle Air control signal is not what is expected we scoped it with the MODIS. The MO...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11E42
this vehicle came in for a misfire on cylinder number one. removed spark plugs and found minor damage to cylinder one spark plug. checked combustion chamber with bore scope and did not find any debris present. ran compression check on all 4 holes and found com...
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L cam shaft VIN: 1G3WH12M5V
Car came into shop today running very poorly and check engine light was on and stalling, no other lights on, enigine oil, coolant was full (did not add any ). Ran scan test found no data stream (could not pull codes) coming from the computer printed wiring dai...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5W
P0101 this aurora seem to had this code for a while it came to us from other shop who gave up. it intermitnently sets a code P0101 when the engine is warm and normaly happens on the first to second gear shift on normal had a rebuilt delco maf &... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf)
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2W314T6N
HELP this car is owned by a friend of my mom. car has been at two shops. problem started as stalling, has had intake done twice,second time to verify first, egr valve , and two computers first installed with injectors wire shorted then second to repair first b... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhast)
1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L Headlights VIN: 1PABP23X6G
This car does not have twilight sentinel,but the headlights come on when the car is started in the dark without turning the switch on,and won't go off untill the car is shut off,if it is light out the headlights work normally. Thanks in advance this one is har...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L spedometer VIN: 1G2NE52MXT
the speedometer is not working in this car. we test vss sensor in the transmission, voltage and hzs reading was ok. we replace with used. now the car is not starting. maybe the computer has to be promg. because the thef system in the instrument cluster or ...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDX03E7X
Hello Cyber Techs...Replaced rack and pinion assembly and customer came back after the weekend complaining of the vehicle now bucks and jerks while giving mild acceleration. Road test confirmed the problem and it feels like someone is cutting the electric powe... Trouble codes: P0687 (Indicator circuit low), P0689 (Indicator circuit open)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K9Y
Hello fellow members,Thanks in advance for any input on this one.Customer complaint is loss of tachometer and traction control lite comes on,short "chuggle" when the light comes on, was able to test curcuits 573 CKP to ignition module,curcuit 647 18X signal fr... Trouble codes: P0336, C0236 (traction control system rpm signal malfunction)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L 1-2 shift and 2-3shift VIN: 1G2WP52K5Y
Vehicle shifts hard all the time for me,owner states intermi,looking at TSB 00-06-04-037A,will check battery connections and ISS circuits tomarro,just looking here too.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29991
Porsche colleagues: This 996 exhibits fault P1118 for the heated portion of oxygen sensor 2 bank 2. We have cleared this code and it recurs. We have tested for induction leaks and found none. Testing the sensor as per Alldata, (which I hope is a repeat of the ... Trouble codes: P1118 (dtc 4 oxygen sensor heater 2 after twc)
2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8ZR12761
Hello, This car loses power and dies or may not die but just sets there and runs about 500 rpm no matter what you do with the pedal. I can let it set for a few minutes and it may go a mile or two and then same thing. I first checked fuel pressure, no pressure,...
1994 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L abs module VIN: 4S4BJ65C8R
Hi Guys Thank you in advance for all your help. I need help from subaru techs. The ABS in this car actuates when slowing from any speed. It happens just before you come to a stop (around 8mph). Happens around 100% of the time. No codes are stored. Sensor resis...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Alignment VIN: JF1SF6351X
Hello, I am posting this for a co-worker. If you need more information please let me know. This vehicle has a slight pull to the right we just can't get rid of. It isn't torque steer as it does it while just cruising down the road. Any help would be appreciate...

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1997 Acura RL 3.5L cv axle VIN: JH4KA9642V
thanks to all who answered. i have not gotten the vehicle back to the shop yet. although it should be in soon. it's my best friend's car. so i haven't fixed it yet. every answer i received was right in line with what i was thinking. i will send a email when th...
1990 Audi 100 2.3L turn signels VIN: WAUBC5441L
Hello to all: I am going to close this post as the customer does not have the funds to repair this vehicle at this time, when he heard what the price of parts for this car were he backed out of repairing it. I received nine replys to my plea for help. A [...]...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WBAGD8328
Thanks everyone for the help. After testing the charging system and getting communication, the MAF sensor would cut out, and cause the trans program and trans code 151 to appear. After replacing the Maf, the car has not acted up once. THE lab scope revealed a ...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L radio,wipers VIN: 1G6KD52B05
Found the rap relay in the trunk and it came on after 5 min. when key was off. Found the rapie module also in the trunk and disconectted it at the customers request, did not to to go any further in repairing the car. I thank you for your responses Charlie al...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KD52B4S
I would like to thank all that replied. David was correct in a way, but I didn't have any codes. Gene from Alabama hit it dead on. Customer had the transmission replaced elsewhere. The data for PD 70 was at 100%. What I thought I was checking from David if I u...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, High Idle VIN: 1G6KS52Y8V
First I would like to thank Klint of Ohio, and David from Florida. They both seemed to think that the problem was with the IAC, which is what my first thought was also. I had pulled the IAC to inspect it and clean any carbon from the area. The problem with thi...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: K4P1154896
all is well.the p/u did have aftermarket heads and cam installed.i had to install new shorter push rods and had to install a new promm.thank you for all the help.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Component tested the right bank 02 sensor. Found that the sensor was reading correctly and indicating that the bank was running rich. Ohm tested the wiring harness and found no problems there. Performed a voltage test of the preheater and was receiving battery... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine Misfire Detected).
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19W6T
Well thanks everyone for your help, the problem turned out to be volume. Half the outlet house of the fuel pump in the tank was off the spout, only half the fuel was getting to the engine. Thanks again guys.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L gauge/light VIN: 2GCEK19T71
thanx everyone found even though i charged battery it was still low on power for some reason.someone recommmended let it run for a while.found as time went on amps dropped.after a half hour it was charging 13.9 with 30 amps with day time running lamps on.test ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Blower resistor VIN: 2C8GP74L41
WOW what a response! Of the 19 replies most of which I recieved within a few hours of posting, all but four told me to replace the blower motor. Several Chrysler techs responded saying they would replace the resistor one time and if it came back (they said alm...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L tcc VIN: 2BPGP4430T
The fix was to replace the defective MAP sensor CONNECTOR! It would intermittently drop out, for only an instant. This morning, I backprobed the park-neutral switch at the PCM and prepared to hit the road. Rickey alluded to this as being an input, and I al...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X6W
after many tests the problem was a leaky injector on #2 cyl it only happened after the car sat for an hour or more. we got the car warmed up & shut it off, then we removed the injector rail with the injectors still attatched. after about 10 minutes the #2 inje...
1991 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FABP64R3L
The problem on this vehicle turned out to be worn out thrust bearings, I had ordered an oem crank sensor,when i went to install it i noticed a shinny part of the crank out from the seal I thought this was not normal. With a pry bar I was able to move the crank...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: 1FTCR10A4N
Wow, thanks for all of the help. The repair was to change the valve springs. We changed the springs on number two cylinder first, which was the one that gave us the most trouble, and it greatly improved the condition, so we went ahead and changed all of the sp...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L oil seperator VIN: 1FAFP10P6W
Thanks to James, Larry, and Brendon. I had already replaced, some components in the PCV system, and had determined the oil separator was the problem. I did not find the info in Alldata, because I looked under PCV system, and did not look under oil separator. T...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42X3X
First of all, super thanks to all that replied. Although I was not able to hit the nail directly on the head, I have made some ground on the diagnosis for this problem. The problem has since lightened up quite a bit, but I am not sure if this is due to the coo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
changed mass air flow-so far fuel trim has leveled off. Customer has not been back yet Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24281
the problem was the pcm ground circuit (tn/ye wire) for b2s2 heater control was shorted to ground in the harness that runs along the passengers side of the intake manifold. I recieved 5 replies most saying a probable ground problem (all the grounds were good a... Trouble codes: P0141 (B1S2 heater circuit problem), P0161 (B2S2 heater circuit problem).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Excessive grey smoke VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Well, I got four responses on this one. All advised me to have the customer take it to the dealer because it was still under warranty. This truck was a buy back by Ford and when it went back to the street it only had a one year unlimited mileage warranty. I ... Trouble codes: P0269 (3 cyl balance), P0480 (Fan 1 Ctrl Circuit).
1993 GMC C3500 Sierra 7.4L knock sensor VIN: 1GKDC34N8P
Thanx for all the replies, this knock sensor was covered with black Permatex gasket maker, after peeling off all that Permatex, a 22MM 6 point socket fit on the nut, but it was so rusted, it rung off the shoulders of that nut. A hugh pair of ChannelLocks got t...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Ride control VIN: 1GKEK63U42
Thanks to all who replied. We replaced the suspension control module located in the right rear of the vehicle next to the rear blower motor. After the test drive all is good. Once again thanks to all.
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L crank fuse VIN: 1GTHG35UX3
found poor ground on main fuse panel. clean connection and vehicle did not blow fuse any more
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HCGB7273N
Fellow IATN member that helped with info on 92 Honda Accord, Txs much for all the information. At this time the car is not available to make repairs but the info given to me from William [...] sounds like the fix, will try his advise when car is returned to me...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, ping under accel,
Cleaned air flow meter. reset ecu. thanks for all replies. Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L compressor VIN: 1J4GW48S74
It took lang time to figure tis one out because it always worked for us then I let it run in the bay and just happened to walk by and it ws blowing warm air so I checked to make sure the clutch was still engaged and it was the suction line was cold under the h...
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK48K14
This one is fixed, thank you very much to all who took time to offer help. The Snap-on guy still has not updated our scanner for the 'o4's so we never did get to check the sync. as alot of you suggested. So we double checked the timing again and it was good. N...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L converter lock-up VIN: 4F2YU06181
Thanks for all the replies, and sorry for the delay. We had contacted our local Mazda dealer over the phone, and going by the VIN, they said that there was a PCM flash update pertaining to this problem. We sent the customer over there, and after he waited ther...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L electrical system VIN: JM3LW28G71
First I would like to thank all the techs who replied. I did not find any voltage drops or ac voltage leaks, but what I did find was that the vehicle had a new key cut at the local hardware store just before the battery replacement. This key moved very stiff i...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel tank VIN: 4JGAB54E42
I wanted to thank hugh for his instructions this is what it takes to get the tank out... This repair looks worse than it really is. You _can_ do this in the alloted time but if you've never done one my guess is it will take you most of the day. Remove the sp...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
well first of all thanks to all the guys that answer to my problem. the problem was a power to the crank sensor rubbing with one one of the front pulleys, blowing the fuse intermitent i'd repair the short and untill now have not heard from customer. thanks aga...
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 2P4FP2532X
Aloha from Hawaii, Thanks to all my IATN friends who took the time to respond, I appreciate each answer. I contacted my NAPA rep to find out if there was a history of failures or problems with their belt tensioner (made by Gates) for this application. They did...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Stall, Anti theft system VIN: 1G2NE52M9T
After receiving help from several people I traced it down to the pass-lock control modual in the insterment cluster. Seems this is happening a lot since I found a test unit in a junk yard after a long serch because most all the insterment clusters are missing.... Trouble codes: P1629.
1989 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Timing Belt VIN: WP0JB0926K
Well, another problem that was the direct result of a defective part. I received 10 replies and about 1/2 the replies thought as we did the water pump could be the culprit here. Most of you thought the idea of a rebuilt water pump was a bad idea. I obtained ne...
1985 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L temperature control power servo VIN: JT2MA67L1F
Thanks for the response regarding the climate control problem in the Supra that I was working on. Sorry that I didn't respond earlier, we had a family health crisis right after I submitted my request. The information regarding the default mode of the system to...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B7X
hey all you guys thanks for all the help i had worked on a few vw prior to this one but not for this problem. hey i was the ignition module on the passanger side on top of the strut i purchased on from a local parts store that i also work at i replaced it and ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl misfire detected 3).
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1GA8752K
Most of the replies were right on, I replaced the power stage near the battery and the car runs beautifully and doesn't quit. The customer will be most very pleased as he needed the car for this weekend.Thanks to all! harold atkinson, jr.
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