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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Won't shift, check engine light on VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
We installed a used transmission in this car because another shop had attempted to repair the transmission and we felt the best course of action was a good used unit. Unfortunately there was some confusion with the junk yard over the year of the car and we end...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L abs VIN: WBACA6327R
Hello everyone, I'm scratching my head with this one. Pulled the fault codes, and both 17 and 20 relate to no power to inlet valves or valves defective. I have been able to trace the NO POWER portion to the main relay. There is a TSB out regarding this relay,...
1999 BMW M3 3.2L abs / dsc VIN: WBSBK9336X
Looking for guidence on an M3 cabrio. Came in with ABS / DSC warning lights on. read diagnostic. has hard code. #82 front right wheel speed sensor signal faulty. perform data stream with Baum CS2000 scan tool. no reading from right front wheel speed sensor. sw...
1986 Chevrolet K10 Suburban Silverado 6.2L Stall VIN: 1G8EK16C3G
We replaced engine with a used engine 6.2 diesel.We were able to get it running but when accelerate and let off (decel ) it will stall everytime. We have very limited diesel experience and are looking for some suggestions of how to go about diagnosing this con...
1992 Chevrolet kodiak 8.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GB6H1J1NJ
Hello Everyone I have a 92 cheverlet Kodiak with a 3116 cat engine. This old truck runs good if it is driven everyday, but if it sets 2 days or longer when it is started its hard to start like it has air in fuel systym, and wen it starts it will have heavy whi...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel pump VIN: 1GNEL10W5S
I have this Astro van AWD that is driving me crazy. The fuse for the fuel pump always blows. I changed the fuel pump module with a new one, no change replaced it with a known good one, still blows fuse. checked the wiring didn't find a short . disconnect the f...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L theft VIN: 1G1JCS246W
replaced heater core theft light stayes on
1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfire VIN: 1C4GH54L9S
I have seen many weird problems but this tops them! This van will buck, miss, backfire, and run terrible above around 2000 rpm. You can get it to act up driving or at idle. The only good thing with this problem is that it is not intermittent. I followed the al... Trouble codes: 43 (peak primary circuit current not acheived with maximum dwell time)
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H2T
I haven't had an oportunity to request help since the change in format, i hope this gets to some who can give me help. and, thanks in advance: when this car is warm, it will stumble and fall on it's face about 80%+ of the time, it will also pop back through th...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cooling Fans VIN: 2C3AE66G42
We have a 2002 300M that will not communicate with our scanner. The scanner is good and works but will not communicate with this vehicle. The cooling Fans are Inop and vehicle is overheating. The check engine light is on. All fuses are good. Water level is goo...
1977 Dodge Monaco 5.2L linkage VIN: WL41G7A290
the wiper arm linkage is attached to the wiper motor with an ecentric, which is plastic. i cannot locate one and need help in identifying any remedies
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rocker shaft lubrication VIN: 1B4GP44R6T
I have a 3.3L with a rocker arm tick on #1 cylinder.I removed rear valve cover expecting to find a cracked rocker shaft pedalstal.What i found was a non lubricated #1 rockers & worn shaft.I have oil pumping up thru pushrods but see no flow thru the front or re...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13ZOV
hi. i am posting this for shop next door. they have dodge truck that can not communicate with. my shop key is down so i can not find any troulbe shooting. can any one clue me in on some test to figure out this prob. the orignal problem is mil on and shift erra...
1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5L No Start, No Computer Communic VIN: 1B7FL26P7W
This truck came in on the hook with a no start. After checking the truck we found that the computer was not turning on the ASD and we had no communication at the DLC. The PCM and the BCM will not communicate with the scanner or each other. The Ins. cluster has...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Starting VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
intermittent starts, then stalls. never shuts off while driving only after car gets cold. had car in shop once where it was happening. there were no codes and fuel pressure was good. we plug and unplugged pcm and truck started. replaced pcm with a used pcm and...
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP9899L
Engine is running rough, rich, no power, pings, starts like it is to far advanced. Triple checked timing. Replaced MAF because it wouldn't hold vacuum. Tested Spout at ECM, good. VREF 5 VDC, coolant sensor Ohms correctly. everytime I check codes it puts out di... Trouble codes: 21 (cts), 22 (map), 41 (Lean), 42 (Rich), 19
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
Hello all, The problem I am having with this van is that the left front caliper is sticking. I have replaced the caliper twice, the brake hoses, and the caliper pins twice. And the left caliper is still sticking. If I release pressure on the caliper at either ...
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
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...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137X
Hello all.please help me with this headache.Car came in w/mil on multi code.Someone else tried too fix.Fixed iat code w/ new MAF. Checked out cam code w/ lab scope.Cam signal looked good until it would die.A dealer tech advised me the cam Sensor fail alot. I r... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position circuit fault)
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Converter VIN: 1FTNE2428Y
I have this van with the 4R70W transmission that goes dead when put into gear. There are no codes, and I checed to make sure that the PCM is not comanding the converter to be locked up and it is not. I removed the pan to inspect for debris and the pan was supe...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTWX32F91
this is for all of you powerstroke guys...this wrecker came in on a hook, no start condition...spins over but wont start. no codes, i also am using the NGS for all my pcm testing...ran all self checks, check all injectors, they will actuate with the scan tool....
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U11
this white nightmare came in under its own power, customer tells of repairs at dealer in other area, where they replaced #6 injector. we don't know how they came to that conclusion, but it ran good for 2 weeks until this past weekend. now it has p0304, and i c... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
1995 Geo Metro 1.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2262S
This lil car runs fine [for one of these] for a few minutes, then the check eng lites comes on and it runs like crap! We suspected the tps, but it tests ok. When we try to retrieve codes it flashes code 12 [G.M.] for everythings fine? We cleaned computer groun... Trouble codes: 12 (all is well)
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L ride control VIN: 1GKEK63U31
Mr Goodwrench. we have a Denali with the "Service Ride Control" message on.I much rather work on Euro/Jap cars,but this was parked in my bay. We are currently testing a TECH 2 because we are tired of not getting to access body controls. Anyhow, voltage is pres...
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs module
this is a buddys vehicle . he was complaining of a noise on start up. it was coming from the abs module . the fluid in the reservoir on the module was empty. he claims no abs light has been on.After we topped it up and bled it, the noise was gone. We couldn't ...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: KMHWF35VXX
Hello, I have a Sonata in for a MIL on. My problem is that i am having great difficulty communicating with it with Snap-On MT2500 scanner. Snap-On scanner with asian import cartrige MY2000 software and key 5A. Tool communicates with ECM only one time per i... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor logic), P0335 (ckp sensor a circuit fault), P1134 (b1s1 o2 sensor transition time), P1372 (ckp sensor segment time aquisition problem), P1529 (snapshot request via can tcm)
2000 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACD5S8X6Y
this isuzu is a pain. car came in with p0401 no egr flow. i have tested the grounds, v ref, map sensor and removed the intake to see if port is glogged. generic scan tool is all i have, data is limited. per the mitchell test i had drop of the map so i thought ... Trouble codes: P0401
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Compressor VIN: SAJNA5849J
Good day Group. I have this XJS that sometimes on start up the compressor will not engage for several minutes (3-15) with the temp potentiometer set at full cold, in either Auto or Manual mode. Once it kicks on the system works well. The heater on this car ge...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Rear windows VIN: SAJGX2742V
Greetings, Customer came in the the convertible top raised and the rear windows stuck in the down position. Decided to tackle this job, although we don't work on many Jags. We can raise the windows by bridging the relay in the trunk. Relay is not getting a con...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Drivers side Exhaust Cam VIN: SAJGX5249W
Just trying to tap you guys/gals for info. We have this 98 Jaguar in, replaced head gaskets, well on the test drive the car started running bad. The mechanic removed valve covers and found the drivers side exhaust cam broken, it just sheared off about in the m...
1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Coolant Tank VIN: 1JCML7717H
Coolant tank was replaced on 7/04, this car came in on 9/23/05 with a leaking coolant tank. tank was replaced. on 9/28/05 vehicle returned with seam cracked on new tank, we replaced it again, both time new cap was also installed. vehicle has returned today wit...
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...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KNDJF72435
This vehicle came in for it's first scheduled oil change and the oil filter was unfortunately double gasketed. The customer noticed the low oil pressure warning lamp and immediately shut the vehicle off. The vehicle was towed to the Kia dealer, who told the cu...
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...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L dash board curcuit and center console VIN: 1070221200
On a 1975 Mercedes-benz 280slc, 2 door coupe, vin# [...] need help with the dash board circuit, center console and air condition wiring diagram. Reason being the interior lights was working but suddenly went out after replacing instrument cluster Sinc...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L a/c clutch VIN: WDBBA45A1B
no power to the a/c clutch. the fun part about this car is that i have 3 different wiring diagrams and none of them show continuity between the clutch and the low pressure switch but that is what i have. also the component locator is about as helpful as the da...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA50D2J
Thanks for reading this. This car hesitates under medium to heavy throttle when cold and hot. At higher rpms there is no hesitation. If I push the sensor plate down while snapping the throttle it reacts like it should. All the parts I replaced tested bad, the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L codes VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
This vehicle sets both fuel trim codes within 10 minutes of being cleared. our 4 gas is down so I dont know the readings. the exhaust pipe is coal black and and the long term fuel trim is staying at 38-40 percent but the short term tring is staying below 10 pe... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L radio VIN: IMEL55U2VA
I am having a problem with a radio.. the display on the radio says "call". I have ask the Ford Dealer they told me to unplug the "RCU" box in the left rear panel.then plug it back in. if this didn't fix it I would need to replace the "RCU"...well I replaced th...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM55U4V
Vehicle came in with MIL Light on. Found code P0340 - Cam Sensor. Inspected Cam sensor and synchronizer and found both broken. Replaced synchronizer and sensor using Mitchell's guide for replacement using TDC cylinder #1 and using OTC tool. Took vehicle for te... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4)
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L driveraside power mirrior VIN: 1MGHJKIP05
Another mitsu from hell driver side mirrior not working passenger side works fine swapped mirriors out works on pass side! Alldata not clear at all on circut or test procedures! I have to rule out swich/module assembly! Alldata showing l/r wire going to dash e...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L noise VIN: 1G3AJ85M2T
rumbling rubbing noise taking off in 1st gear, can also duplicate under load in certain rpms, can't duplicate on lift seems worse going right, I can't hear any bearing noise in trans, engine does sound a little noiser than I've heard before, had thought maybe ...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9X
HELP.This Maxima came in with the code po305 I check cyl.#5 for compression,injector pulse,ignition coil,the spark plug is new.The car runs fine but after 2 or 3 days the code comes back,the customer claims that when the check engine light comes on he feel the... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S92
PO301 occurs approx. every 2 to 3 days cannot duplicate misfire in shop or on test drive. Tested compression, ignition wires,injectors, and secondary ign. system. all ok.Smoked engine and found no vacuum leak.Has anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance for ... Trouble codes: P0301
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L water pump VIN: 1G3GR62C3S
trying to replace leaking water pump. i have the gm socket to remove the pump but it won't move in either direction, according to shop manual & alldata it is suppose to turn clockwise to come out. i have a 3/4" 3 foot rachet on it but it still will not move. h...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Stall VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
when the car is cold it starts to bogg down then dies but not often. got it in the shop and hooked it up to genysis and checked datastream nothing. car ran for about an hour and after it got hot anytime i put it in drive with brake on about 5 to 10 seconds lat...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition key VIN: 1G2WJ52J2J
new to us -key stuck in ingition -replaced cylinder- worked fine for 2 days -then back- 1st.wire is okay between fuse to ign swth-12 volts at btsi fuse when the key is at on position - new column solonoid and ign sw.if you manually push the solonoid the key wi...
2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L body VIN: 6G2VX12G64
Customer has had a idle vibration felt in the seats when in drive or reverse when engine is warmed up, worse with a/c on. Only does it at idle, if you raise the engine speed up 100 rpm then the vibration goes away. The dealer has attempted repairs 2-3 times. T...
1998 Saturn SW1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH8286W
In MA they do a OBD II check for emmissions, i.e. readiness monitors and codes, the vehicle came to us with a code for P0420A Catylitic converter below efficency. We checked the oxygen sensors and both were switching at the same time, cat not functioning prope... Trouble codes: P1640, P1641
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W4S
engine has misfire at 1500rpm. with the egr vac hose disconnected misfire is gone. checked vac to egr and it had about 13. in iatn history i found a reply from a Toyota tech saying it should only have between 2-5. any more than this replace the vac modulator. ...
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK12M0T
Failed Ca Smog for DTC P0401 only. Vehicle has no other problem passing. Clean out of tailpipe, functional test of EGR passes. That is, when vacuum applied to EGR valve, vehicle dies. Source vacuum hose at EGR shows 7-10 inches of vacuum when warm engine is re... Trouble codes: P0401 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cruise control VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
Hi to all and thanks in advance. I recently bought this 98 camry and the cruise works intermitently The cruise light always comes on the dash when cruise is turned on. At first worked about half the time. now is worse. Im not sure but it seems like when it doe...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L door latch VIN: 3VWBA21C5X
This Volkswagen came to us needing the window regulator replaced on the driver's door. The door has manual windows. We have replaced the window regulator but tech does not know how the door latch assembly connects to the outside door lock. The question is, how...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L immobilizer VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
This is so frustrating!!! I have ordered and installed a new instrument cluster on this Beetle and am unable to drive the car due to the immobilizer needing coding. The problem is I have provided the VW dealer that readilly sold me the cluster the immobilizer ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3W2E29M2YM
OK VW techs. This is my friends car. Came to me with MIL on, EPC and anti-slip lights all on. As my friend claims that the vehicle stalls with him on the highway at times. He has to coast to the shoulder restart the car and drive off. At a stand still the engi... Trouble codes: 16524 (O2S Sensor Circuit B1S2 No Activity Detected), 17550 (Load Detection Lower Limit Not Reached), 17606 (O2S Sensor Heater Circuit B1S2 Electrical Malf), 17953 (Throttle Valve Regulation Malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hello Everybody, i've got a 2000 jetta TDI with the ALH engine. car came in as no start, cranks ok. no codes in computer. found clear fuel line between filter and injector pump was dry. verified fuel filter not clogged. i inserted a "test" fuel system fed righ...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L5512S1
ok this one came in with a draw and mil on so i turned off the running lights and found p0730 incorrect gear ratio, neutral saftey switch tested out of range so i figured its a common problem, replaced it and code comes back on as soon as the trans comes out o... Trouble codes: P0730
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L dead battery VIN: YV1NC56D3Y
this car came in with ses light on, customer says she has to jump the battery here lately. we test the charging system and battery,both checked fine and replaced the battery anyway because of age. the computer has a 1238 turbo charger code,which we couldnt dia...

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1987 Acura Legend 2.5L compressor VIN: JH4KA2639H
I recd suggestions of replacing parts I had allready tried, and as the customer is not willing to spend more diagnosing time this car has been taken and not returned for further diagnostics Thanks for the help! Dave
1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 19UYA3253X
After replies informing me of recalls and pattern failures, I sent the car to the dealership(per owner). Repairs were made , the ignition switch was replaced, interlock repaired. Customer has driven for two day with no problem. I consider this a fix..thank guy...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUC28N34
Well this one is a fix. Thanks to all who replied. What I found was the passenger side sender was faulty.Now here are the Bizzare cirrcumstances I found I started my diagnostics by hooking up my vag and looking at the data in electronic instrument panel functi...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L defrost vent VIN: WBAGD4323R
Thanks to Victor,Dang,John,and Bao for their helpful replies. All mentioned problems with the heater control valves being a problem area. At this time the customer has decided not to go further into this until the next service(very regular customer). In John's...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4CW52K9S
Thanks for all the help. Replacing the instrument panel took care of the light. Still not charging at idle with load. Running out of time, so customer picked up vehicle. If he returns I will try a smaller pulley on alt. In 30 years, I never had a problem like ...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y3R
Well, finally this is done. The repair was a used PCM. Can you believe it. Three bad PCM's from GM/AC DELCO. We tried a used one as we really believed the PCM to be the problem. Each time we replaced the PCM we cured the current problem but invoked a new one. ...
1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL 5.0L electric window VIN: 1G1AZ3772D
good day! i replaced the 'master switch' on drivers side, fixed problem! thanks to all who responded to my problem.~ john [...]
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L vacuum pump VIN: IG1AW19W5G
Thank you everyone who responded. Several people mentioned a vacuum pump for a big-cam engine, I hadn't thought of that. Kieth Mackley had the magic # for Collectors Auto Supply, 1.[...]. They have the correct part # in stock, but my customer doesn't ha...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L pcv VIN: 1GNCS13W7R
Thank You All who answered. We finally got more history on the vehicle and found out that the customer had gotten the vehicle hot. We found that the rings were loosing seat and causing major blowby intermitantly. WE put Rislone in the oil and drove it hard for...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Code 43 -ESC Problem
Well, I wanted to post an update last night, but I see you can only do one update. Yesterday morning I had a 'no start', which it had done a few times in the few days it has been at the shop. A quick shot of brakleen and it would fire and stay running. This ti... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC problem).
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDT13W8S
Thanks to all that took the time to respond!!! This one is fixed. We had checked vac and found we had vac at oil cap... we then removed upper and found the lower intake bolts loose... One of them was laying inside. We replace intake gaskets and all is well. Th... Trouble codes: P0507.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Engine R&R
Thanks for all the replies! I was able to swap the engine without raising the body or lowering the front diff. Here's what I did: Removed the intake manifold and both valve covers and was able to gain access to the two top bell housing bolts. After breaking th...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Cooling Fans VIN: 2G1WW12E02
We replaced the Body Control Module and that fixed it. It was a process of elimination. We checked the CTS, level sensor, relays, wires, power feeds and grounds, a/c, and tried leaving the PCM disconnected over night. A GM dealer replaced and reprogrammed the ...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Coolin Fans VIN: 2G1WW12E02
We got it fixed by having the Body Control Module replaced at a GM dealer. They could not find the problem either but replaced the PCM, reprgrammed and when that didn't work they replaced and reprogrammed the BCM and that fixed it.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3C4FY48B32
Sorry this fix took so long, but our customer was very patient. Early in the game we ruled out fuel delivery and began focusing on the IAC. as it turns out 25 IAC counts (warm idle) are just too much for this car, it runs just fine after adjusting the throttle...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7GL23X3S
This post is being closed as customer didn't want to persue any farther. Suggestions included worn timing chain as being the noise and poor running complaint. I did check for timing chain slop physically using timing marks and found slop to be 8-10 degrees.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L booster VIN: 1B7HF13Y4W
thanks for all the replies,we tried replacing the front brakes and rotors,also the calipers,we checked the brake hose where they are mounted with brackets,even bypassed the rear abs valve.the vacuum was good at the booster,so we ended up resurfacing the rear d...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1B7HG2AN71
all systems checked good motor/wirng/switch, software was latest version, best guess would be the new controller was bad out of the box. customer was from out of town and didn't want to wait for another unit.
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C13
thanks to all 6 replies. we do not have a smoke machine to test with. but a good inspection of all the fuel lines in and out of the fuel tank and evap canister did the trick. the canister had a pencil size hole in it. we sealed it and all is good. Trouble codes: 440 (evap system).
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4E3AL54F9S
Good afternoon, This car is fixed, we found the crank sensor had been damaged by the ring rubbing against the outside, replaced the sensor, made a adjustment to the ring checked the air gap, runs great. Thanks to all who replyed.
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Charging VIN: 4E3AL54F8S
Thanks for all of the suggestions, but I still have not been able to find the problem. I followed Mohammad [...]'s instructions, and was able to verify all of the terminal values that he said. The battery was replaced with the alternator. I still have th...
1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP66L4S
Thanks to all who replied. Most replys included items already covered. My biggest problem was that the problem was intermittent and since I'm the only tech in the shop at this time I could not stay with the vehicle long enough to reproduce the problem and spen...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7S
Thanks for all the input. It turned out to be the Alt. The wave form in the Cam Circut was quite different weather the alt was plugged in or not. Strange stuff? Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor).
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L abs VIN: 1FBHE31GDT
Well I'm sorry to say that the customer will live with this issue for now. As mentioned, this problem is not affecting the normal braking operation of the van and customer is aware of the potential of non-ABS operation under certain conditions. If and when thi...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32X5T
Hey guys, I was not allowed enough time with this vehicle to continue with any of the suggestions I recieved. Anthony suggested measuring the circumference of the tires, he said that all tire sizes should be within 1/2 inch of each other or ABS could falsly ac...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, no power VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
This vehicle had a stuck torque converter, and also the t belt was two teeth off. customer declined repairs. the torque converter issue was the one that gave me the bogging and excesive emissions.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L heater VIN: 1FTCR14X2V
Thanks for all the replies. The blend door is broke where it connects to the actuator,I guess this is a typical problem with these trucks. Anyway a couple replies said you can take the ac evap housing off under the hood and replace it,beats removing the dash. ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1726V
Well the customer decided to retire this vehicle temporarily until he's ready to put an engine in it, because of the previous problems, half repaired @ another shop, and the exact nature of the internal noise being unknown. (suspect bent rod)he doesn't want an... Trouble codes: P0303, P0401, P1408 (egr out of range), P1138 (ho2s12 rich), P0455.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L module location VIN: 1FTDX1721V
After quite a struggle we located the abs module.It was located under the top of the dash.Access was gained by removing the top center panel of the dash and looking back with a mirror.Thanks for the replies it helped us to re-focus.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHF36F2U
Well we need to close. What we did is repaired the harness connector on the pass. side. We found one burnt wire connector. We replaced the gasket and the connector. Still the codes. On the second start the ck. engine light came on. Same codes p1395/p1396. We r...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTZF1725W
There were several people that said to check the Egr but I said it was was ckecked during the oringal Post.There were several people saying to ckeck for intake leaks but also in oringal post I stated no vacume leaks were found. Also three post said to move coi... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDSS34F1X
rechecked speed sensor and connector ,install another, this time new sensor from ford (not a used one that was on the self ???) and inspec connector again (good) and retest . got it !!! shifts good thanks to all that replied
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP53UIX
Thank you very much for your help. The power steering rack was the problem, it must have been sucking air into the system through the end seals like many of you said. Thanks again.
1996 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK526XT
Crank sensor ended up fixing this car. I did not pay close enough attention to the crank sensor scope pattern when i originally looked at it. the reluctor has 32 teeth and was dropping 2-10 teeth when the problem was happening. Thanks Dave.
1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Poor Fuel Economy, gutless VIN: 1GDKC34F5S
A new ECM returned my wastegate solenoid control ,only time will tell if it stays fixed.My sincere thanks to all who replied , Ted. Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate solenoid problem).
2001 GMC C3500HD 8.1L left front speed sensor
After changing lf brake hose we test drove truck and still he left front backing plate was 100 degrees hotter than the right, we then noticed that when we pushed on the caliper it stuck at the slides, it turned out the sliders we ot the correct ones on the lf,...
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Electronic VIN: JHMBB2255P
Sorry it took so long to finish this one, I finally was able to work on it. The problem was in the head unit of the heater controls. I replaced the head unit and so far so good.
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6677Y
thanks to all that replied, car is outa state as i have said, i was trying to get some input on situation, as it is my daughters car and she allways heard me say to have car repaired properly, she wont know if theres another problem if the ck engine lamp stays... Trouble codes: P0420.
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CMS7W3X
i replaced the mass airflow sensor and the vehicle hasn't been back since. Trouble codes: P0153, P0157, P1171.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W51
Thanks for all the replys. Vencent hit it right. I installed an 02 sensor from the dealer and it operated properly. thanks again Trouble codes: P1133 (Lack of switching bank1 sensor 1).
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