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2003 Acura TL 3.2L hid
first of all thanks to all of you who read my post this is my personal vehicle when i leave my lights on and lock the car,lights stay on for few seconds and turns off by itself when i unlock my car, lights comes on as they unlock. (thats how it is suppose to ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L reverse VIN: WAUZL54B1Y
car came in with no reverse, all foward gears work great. Did a trans. service, no burnt fuild or metal in pan. car will move very litte in reverse ie. maybe 2 in. and than stop. has no codes. could this be a mech. problem?
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABJ833XW
A restoration shop has had this BMW repairing the convertible top and now it does not start. The onboard computer has the CODE light on, which I think means someone has put a code in for starting the car. I can unplug the onboard computer and the car will star...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L parking pawl VIN: WBAAM334XY
There is a big clunk coming out of park - like when you're parked on a hill & pawl is loaded. Only this happens with the car on level ground & the shifter moves out of park with little effort. This will only happen after the car has been parked several hours (...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L rf brake caliper locked up VIN: WBAAM5345Y
I got a e46 with a tight right front brake caliper. We replaced the right front brake caliper with a new part two months ago. The car came back with pulsating brakes. Right front caliper was tight, and of course the front rotors were warped. After test driving...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L crank no start VIN: 1G4CW52K5S
I have a code P1629 passkey theft deterent failure. I have read all data's test procedure for this but cannot find a wiring diagram to show position of wires in the decoder and where they go to. I am supposed to check voltage at wire A3 but I do not see any ma...
1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L ride control VIN: 1G4BR82P13
occasionally elc compressor will run with key off and run the battery down. Driveway where vehicle is parked is sloped. Could that trigger the compressor as the vehicle attempts to level itself? The compressor has yet to run since its parked in my flat and lev...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ride control VIN: 1ASDEW4345
I have read all of the previous posts about this problem but am unable to find out if you can disable the suspension light without changing the struts. The struts test fine and are at the correct height the system functions fine but I have the annoying service...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ride control (vcrss) VIN: 1G6KD52Y6T
This vehicle came in with RSS codes RC0038-Pump fault and RC0060-LF position sensor fault. Vehicle bottoms out in rear over small bumps. Found compressor pump faulty and replaced. Checked left front position sensor and found connector ok-no water or debris ins...
1988 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8L pre-ignition VIN: 1G1FP2154J
this camaro pings on any kind of acceleration outher than very light. it wont do it cold but will do it as soon as it starts to warm up.moderate to heavy accelleration will result in a serious rattle.when i block off egr vent solenoid vac line it gets much bet...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBCS10AXP
This is the local post office's delivery vehicle, an S10 chassis with as postal truck body. Vehicle came in for stalling at idle, driver had to keep his foot on the gas to keep it running. Only stall after idling for a little bit, starts right back up every ti... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Speed Sensor loses communication to pcm VIN: 1GNDT13W4T
This vehicle came in in no shift mode we drove and drove fine. Called customer and stated no problem we were told to drive vehicle further we did lost speedo and trans went to limp mode checked vss and was fine . After 12 hrs of tracing down wires we finally c...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Starter VIN: 1GCCS1440V
Hope someone can help me with this headache, Last year vehicle was towed in with a no start, had power to starter when cranking. Needed starter, put new starter in. Made alittle noise when starting, put a small shim in even though its a no shim starter. Sounde...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1440V
This vehicle came in with a misfire at idle, runs fine when you get to 1500 rpm and up. We have replaced both coils due to cracks in them, wires because of arcing out, plugs also because of fouling. Missfire started on #4 cylinder did cylinder balance test w/ ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L srs VIN: 1GNDT13W1W
Hello all you GM gurus. I have A code b1036 (Discriminating Sensor Open or Shorted to Voltage) that comes and goes. When it turns the SRS light on it does not stay for very long (10-30 seconds). I have checked connections at both front sensors and at the SDM. ...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCGK23J5X
Customer came to us with complaint of vehicle not stopping. He said he had to stop hard and then brakes didn't work rightand ABS light on. Went to a shop and they replaced all wheel speed sensors, front pads and rear shoes, turned drums & rotors. He said it st...
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK528X2
I have code p1349. I have pulled the solenoid out and can make it work off the car with 12v. Then I cked it on the car. I gave it 12v + and the the engine dies. So I would say it changes the timing. Test drive and light goes on again. I read MOD testing and it... Trouble codes: P1349, P0440, P0441, P0446
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L fuel guage VIN: 2G1WF55E12
Have 5 volt referance to fuel sender unit.When turning key on guage goes to full then drops to Empty. No voltage change occurs at this time. What do you think seen this before thanks in advance for your help. Mike Cox
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L door locks VIN: 1GIYY22G72
We find door locks do not ever lock with ether door switch or the key remote and auto lock is inopertive. They will unlock by the remote and the door switches. We checked all fuses, ok. scaned codes and has (for left door module B2282 clean battery fault, B228...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L tires VIN: 1GCHK29U35
To chevy truck guys,thanx in advance.I recently purchased a 05 silverado 2500 HD.I want to up grade the original 245/75 16 tires.Can i go bigger without lift or reprograming.reprograming although is not out 100%.Any info is greatly appreciated.
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H0V
Car had MIL on when first brought in to shop. Car runs like it is on only 4 or 5 cylinders. Get the rpm's up above 2500 and it takes off and runs decent. Not great but decently. Checked for codes and found P0302, cylinder#2 misfire. Checked plug on that cylind... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder misfire)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L battery light VIN: 3C4FY4BB21
check over charging system- 11.4 volts all fuses seem ok. install reman alternator - lotof labor -started car same problem -dose have 12 volts to alt -- looked at all data and its says problem in voltage reg in computer driver. need help to check this one out ...
1993 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Misfire VIN: JB3BM54JP9
Hello all hope someone has seen this before. This Dodge came in two weeks ago with the same codes and same complants.I ran flow charts and called the power transistor replaced part and cleaned grounds. Shes back only other thing that flow charts and snap on fa... Trouble codes: 44 (ign. signal or coil 13), 52 (ign. signal or coil 25), 53 (ign. signal or coil 36)
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3L belt VIN: 2P4GP44R5V
I can not find out why this vechicle is squeeking on the belt, new belt will last about 5,000 miles then go the squeeking again. I have replaced the tenstioner twice. Second time oem dodge. The belt seem to track straight new but after used for a while it trac...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z7Y
This Dodge Truck came in with a transmission issue and was setting mutable transmission codes (no engine codes at this time). Replaced several defective solenoids in trans and the following codes reset PO748, P1765,PO743 and PO753 with one key cycle. Traced it... Trouble codes: P0152, P0132, P0141, P0161, P0155, P0135
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B3ES26C82
customer states and we verified that when vehicle is in gear, engine misfires intermittently when engine is warm. sometimes engine misfire will become more consistant and very sluggish upon acceleration from a stop.unable to get symptom to occur with scanner i...
1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L No Start VIN: 2E3HD56F4T
Need help, I am out of ideas. Car will not start, and I have no spark or injector pulse. I do have power to injectors and too ignition coils with key on or when cranking. Fuel pump runs and ASD relay active. Lab scoped both cam and crank sensors. Both have sig...
1953 Ford Customline 5.0L Dead Battery VIN: A3NG168897
I'd like to know if any of you folks have a wiring diagram or access where I can get one for this vehicle. The wiring in the vehicle where I've isolated the draw on an original factory wire with the fabric insulation (appears to be Black w/Yellow striping) whi...
1986 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FABP2731G
car came in as a no start found blocked cats replaced and car started and ran fine now car back fires on occasion and then stalls hard to restart but it does then runs ok for awhile any help would be greatly appreciated vince
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FARD15J44
Had history codes for 214 and 542 3 months ago and was unable to verify fault after clearing and checking koeo and koer. Replaced icm connector seal w/ updated seal and retainer clip. Customer stated "the check engine light came on then went off." Light was ... Trouble codes: 214 (CID cylinder identification circuit fault), 542 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L boggs on accel VIN: 1FALP53S8T
This vehicle boggs down on acceleration. We have checked the spark from the coil and found it to be weak. The computer shows no codes. We have no other information about what the other shops or the dealer did or did not find. The customer had a muffler shop ch...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power assist VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Hello, This car looses its power assist and speedo drops to zero intermitantly. If you shut the car down for 10 sec. or more the problem corrects it self. I know the VAPS moniters the speed sensor and controls assist relitive to speed via the GEM Module. I unp...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L driveline VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Any F-150 experts out there? I have one that is hard to figure out. I work on many 4x4s, but this one's got me. It binds up big time when turning sharp in 4wd.(hi or lo).There is so much bind up that if you crank the wheel,try to take off slowly it will lock u...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF17W82
Hey, this is Tim. Need help with F150 with 4.6 - customer complains of cutting out under load. Check engine light is not on, however, scanned PCM to find #7 cylinder misfire. Checked coil & boot-replaced-no change in running problem. Fuel filter replaced last ... Trouble codes: P0307
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W03
Cooling fan runs continuously and there are no codes present. Fan runs on cold engine. Engine does not overheat. Mitchell wiring diagrams do not show relays or variable fan speed wiring. Fan speed increases with ac turned on. Removed all relays on passenger si...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMZU72EF4
I had a LCN replace a battery and he did a good job. Now the radio wont work. I have tried to get info from ford but it's kinda hard over here in Iraq to understand what they are saying and visversa.
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L 3 rd gear VIN: 1GDHG31R3Y
When you step down real hard (Fleet Vehicle Hard) it won't shift up. If you let off just a bit it will shift fine. We replaced the throttle cable because it had a bad spot starting in it after that the customer complained off the transmission not upshifting or...
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, no powert VIN: 1GKDM19W1Y
We are having a problem with this vehicle. Upon acceleration, this vehicle will hesitate, backfire, and have no power. Almost like retarded timing. We checked the fuel pressure, ignition system. Also checked the PCM. The only odd thing we see is the Cam positi...
1992 Hyundai Excel 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Ignition Timing VIN: KMHVF21J2N
Hi guys, this is a new one, for me, but from what I understand, this car came in for an engine knock. Had the motor rebuilt, now the idle is erratic, it pings when loaded up, and at idle, the timing is retarding and advancing itself by a span of 30 degrees, 15...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Indiglo lighting VIN: KMHCG35CX2
Not to sure on how this indiglo type of cluster functions but have removed it and inspected all bulbs which function normally. It works periodically (today OK). All connections on the rear of the cluster look fine and otherwise have no issues, just the indiglo...
1996 Infiniti G20 2.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: JNKCP01DOT
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one in advance. This Infiniti is having some issues with its smog check. It initially failed due to a code stored for the neutral position switch stored in the PCM. We installed a new switch and off the customer...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L fail safe mode VIN: SAJKX6045X
I have this 1999 XJ8 Vanden Plas with last VIN:[...]. We had codes P1637, P1642 - CAN link circuit malf.;P1643, and code P1797- CAN TCM/ECM circuit malfunction. When it happens, we get following messages on cluster: stability control fail,transmission fault...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L gauges,power windows VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
This Jeep will loosen all gauges, all warning lights will come on,and power windows will stop working. Disconnect battery everything resets, for an hour or a week very random. Only pcm code was B1687 no mic bus message recieved. I have no communication with Bc...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1J4GW48S94
The torque convertor cycles (about once a second)after lockup. You can see the convertor being commanded on/off on the DRB. There is nothing that we can see that "triggers" the convertor to do so. We have checked the brake switch,throttle cable, fluid level an...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7233W
car has p101 set and wont pass im - i have scan checked data and backprobed mass air flow and tps sensors - found tps volt backward of spec in mitchell 4.7 v idle .9 v wot - mitchell has .9 idle 4.7 wot - have smoke checked intake system and inspected air filt... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow perperformance)
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L obdii monitor VIN: KNAFB12111
I've got another good one here. Vehicle came in for slow crank/hard start, batt. was junk so we replaced it and it starts fine now. However vehicle needs to go to emissions and a check of the computer indicates the monitors needed to be reset. Drove car and re...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A8Y
Random misfire code on cyls. 3, 5, and 8. Replaced the valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and spark plug boots. The problem solved. Now the vehicle has a misfire like condition on acceleration, when the vehicle is hot and especially when shifting gears. No codes...
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1FB3322F
This car was in storage for 5 years.The customer brought out and wouldn't start.the mass air flow sensor was stuck,free it up and car runs.It back fires when cold at woks better when warmed up,but starts back firing just off idle.
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L A/C blower VIN: JM1BB1419T
I have a strange problem. A/C blower slows down while braking. If I brake hard, the blower will stop completely. When the car comes to a complete stop after braking hard the blower will start up again. With car idling and hold ing brake or pressing brake hard,...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Hi. I'm really frustrated with this one. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I was called because of an illuminated MIL. As soon as I started looking at the vehicle I also noticed a rough idle that smoothed out perfectly off idle. Also, it surges wh...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
Dear Techs: Vehicle comes in with complains of Mil light on and lack of power. Test drove it and found the vehicle can not climb any further than 40km/h, hardly drive it back to the shop, scan test, found 300, 305-308 code (miss fire codes) on one side of the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (5 cyl miss fire), P0306 (6 cyl miss fire), P0307 (7 cyl miss fire), P0308 (8 cyl miss fire)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter VIN: WDBJF70H2X
i need help from the benz guys. we have this 99 e430 that was towedin with a no start, no crank. the customer just bought this car 2 month ago.we went out to the car and it started up. after my tech checked it, he claimed the starter was noisey and maybe creat...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Evaporator VIN: WDBEG421XY
We're going to replace the evaporator in this G500. It is leaking, wasn't easy to find the leak and it may be a nightmare to change. There just isn't any info on this thing, not even a labor time. If any one has any advice on labor time or any tricks or shortc...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBHA24G4Y
This car will run out of gas with approx 1/2 tank showing on the guage. We have confirmed that the pump is OK, but getting starved for fuel when the stall occurs. Apparently fuel is not being transfered from the right half of the tank to the left. What can be...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBUF65J43
Hey all. This car has an anoying light clunk when driving. I noticed it on the initial test drive. On the hoist I found worn lower ball joints(the ones pressed in the spindle). I replaced them without much trouble. On the test drive the clunking has been reduc...
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MELM5049P
Hello again, Installed a used engine in late June with 75000 miles on it and installed all parts suggested to insure the warrenty offered. New water pump, 180 degree thermostat, front crank seal, rear main seal. Replaced coolant temp sensor as it was broken, ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L analog guages VIN: 2MEFM74W8W
Thanks in advance for your help fellow techs. This Grand Marquis will blow fuse #13, in the instrument panel fuse box, whenever the gear selector is placed in the drive position only. Park, reverse, neutral, no problem, but when placed in drive "pop" goes the ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L caliper VIN: WMWRC334X2
I am in need of the torques values for the front & rear brake anchors & pins for a 2002 Mini Cooper S. None of my manuals even list a Mini, nor does ALLDATA have the info. THANKS for your time GARY
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XC57B4N
HEY TECHS, I HAVE A 92 MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE 3.0 WITH A HOT SOAK NO START. CRANKS WELL Has been a problem for over 6 months Happens 1 out of 5-10 hot restarts Has good interstate battery and good charging voltage Pulled the ECM, inspected and smelled - OK Fuel p...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L po745 VIN: 1N6ED27T3Y
Hi all, my first post. I have a po745 trans line pressure sol. valve code. MIL. on at all times is the only costumer complaint. Im useing an older OTC scaner so alldata is not much help (cant flow chart) I have pulled the pan down and checked press. sol. 3ohm,...

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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, idles to high VIN: 1G4HP52K8V
Thanks again IATN Group as always the IATN crew comes thru again, It was the o-ring on the pcv valve. something so simple could have tied us up for hours. Thanks again Mike [...] Trouble codes: P121.
1999 Buick Century Limited 3.1L a.c. control motors VIN: 2G4WY52M5X
This one took a multiple repair to fix the problem. IATN had part of the fix on the tech base. Robert from NC (a friend of mine) sent me an email and asked if I had tried the fix posted on the tech base. That fix involves physically removing the actuator motor...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Speedo & PS VIN: WO6VR52R8W
First I would like to thank John, Brent & Chuck for responding. I might have led everyone off track when I said the EBTCM seemed to test ok but that was the result upon testing by a ecm rebuilder. Anyhow when we got the car back it was very symptomatic so afte... Trouble codes: 1844 (1740 -), 1740 (501 -), 501.
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YX1
I took a few of the injectors to a 'fuel laboratory', and had them tested, no problem there, so I took the good advice from Stephen in Florida, and went after the boot between the throttle body & the intake, sure enough it was ruptured. nice move caddy, we all... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one too lean), P0174 (bank two too lean).
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L cooling system VIN: 1GCEK14K0P
Thank you, everyone, First I know which end of the thermo goes down, but thank you for makeing me review, the fan clutch was changed, the belt was properly routed. pulled the intake manifold and lo and behold metal pieces on the end saying put to rear was at t...
1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L long crank VIN: 1G1LT53T0P
We replaced tsp sensor. Which fixed the hi idle problem. And replaced fuel pressure regulator, for the long cranking time.
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNEL19W4R
Thanks for all the replys, you were right on to pull the plenum and inspect the fuel injector assm. In this case the return line under the plenum had split at the steel fitting and was leaking fuel into the plenum causing the rich idle condition. This part was...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, interm ext crank VIN: 1GCCS1448V
Sorry for the delay. This was a difficult fix. Our first diagnosis was correct when we replaced fuel injectors. However, what compounded the problem was that those four injectors were listed as the correct application but were actually the wrong design. We fin...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L intake VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
Well I want to thank all that said to use A gasket on the oil pump drive hsg . I Use a new o–ring again and added a gasket The hold down bolt thread was wet with oil I ran a wire thur bolt hole it went all the way to The oil pan so I added sealer to the bolt a...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
We have retested the oxygen sensors and the catalytic converter - we did a back pressure test on the new converter and sure enough it was plugged - we replaced the converter with an OE part - reset all the codes and test drove for 20 miles - no problems since ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency bank 1), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire).
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS1944X
I did not post this help requist a Tech used iATN with out asking. I have delt with the problem. I would have replaced the Catalytic Converter with a Factory Part, given the data he posted. Infact that was the fix. Most responces agreed with replacing the Co...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L Blend doors VIN: 1GBJC34U94
Thanks for the three replies I received. They were helpful. The actual problem was caused by a build-up of dirt in the heater case area along with a VERY poor design on GM's part. This is a contractor's truck and had a bit of dried mud on the floor on both s...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L starter VIN: U55F872587
Well I finally got a free second to look over the vehicle. Well all those who said look at the battery cable you was right on the money. I reached down and the cable for the negative was loose. I tighten it and it fixed the issue right away. Thank you all for ...
1977 Dodge sportsman va 440CID 18volts VIN: F34BD7VO24
thanks for all the input , will fix this problem when time permits , truck has been here 3 months and its a good luck charm as i had 2 hire another a mechanic were r-so busy !! with all the info im sure this will be fixed on the first slow day -thanks again gr...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13ZOV
the no communication problem was apparently a short in the pink and dark blue wire between the dlc and the pcm. ran a new wire and then got communication. the mil light was the vss, which inturn fixed the shifting problem!! thanks for the help.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Speedometer, Tachometer, Temp, & Fuel gauges. VIN: 1B4GP44GSW
Hello again, Most of the replies I received on this pointed to problems with the gauge circuit board. Since the customer didn't want to spend much money on it, I pulled the cluster, pulled the board off the back. Some of the solder joints had indented areas ar...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Power dropsout VIN: 1B7MC3362W
Can not call this a fix, but what a great learning experience (not) exhausted all my resources, and checked all again, pulled harness and opened harness on floor and checked all wires, all good. Pulled front cover and verified correct timing alignment, good. L... Trouble codes: P1690 (INJ CKP disagrees with ECM CKP), P0500 (Speed circuit A Fault), P1693 (Companion DTC set in ECM), 84 (RWAL mismatched VIN), 35 (Rear sens circuit Fail).
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26M0K
Replaced, fuel lift pump, filter, o-rings, injection pump,-which helped but still has 15 to 20 seconds before start, running out of time on post, so had to summary sorry.
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N1L
Hello everyone, thanks for your help, we connected the singal return wire to ground as shown in the wiring schematic for certain trucks and it works perfect. Thank you Daniel Trouble codes: 41 (o2 not switching).
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Replaced the IMRC controller, cleaned all the lower throttle plates and the intake valves below the lower throttle plates - they were filthy. At first the car was a little snotty, but after the first road test it seamed to relearn pretty quick. On the second r... Trouble codes: P1000.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Well we didn't have much luck with this one.Did find the pcv hose leaking but problem still existed after replacing it.removed all injectors and checked-ok-replaced intake gaskets-problem still there.advised owner that we believed problem was with torque conve...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air Bag VIN: 1FTNE24L4X
Date: 10/18/2005 06:30:57 It finally reared its head. I had my tech check the circuit dynamicly with the air bag unhooked and found too much voltage drop across the fuse box. Ran a new wire and fixed the problem. Don't know why it didn't show up the last 3 t...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMZA5142X
the replies I got agreed with my feeling that this is a programming issue but no one was able to provide a tsb or any other reference on the issue so the owner declined to update the programming and disconnected the switch and hotwired it. he says it drives fi...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L ping on acceleration VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
Well i received 24 replies on this,It appears that this have a problem with egr passages plugging up, all thoughh it is not setting a egr code could still have a problem. The customer does not want to spend any money on it right now. When they do i will update...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C4Y
I want to thank everybody who responded. There was an open in the sensor ground circut. What sent me off was the 5 volts on the sensor signal wire (red/pnk). The PCM sends out 5 volts on this wire and watches it as the presure changes and voltage goes to grd. ... Trouble codes: P0453.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F61
hey gang.thanks for all the info.we tested fuel pressure,checked injector circuits-found no water in fuel.customer also replaced cam other codes have set since repairs done on injector wiring harness and exhaust back pressure sensor replaced,but symp...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7654L
I collected everybody's advice and my own as well, then I did something else: To wit; Floor mounted PCM had collected a little H2O. Turns out customer left a window (RF) open and it rained like heck, real hard. (Like I wouldn't have known) At any rate, I dewat... Trouble codes: 5 (short blinks of MIL ADDED TO), 1 (long blink of MIL EQUALS A), 6 (coolant temperature).
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L pads VIN: 1HGCF86631
we are going to replace everything with oem parts and see if that makes the difference.
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Unknown VIN: KNAFB12111
I received a alot of information, but most all of it different.Alot of guys pointed to the tcm or speed sensors and connections . Others asid if fluid is burnt and or low dont waste time just replace the whole unit. I wish I could try any of these but I cannot...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hard start in mornin VIN: WDBBA48D9H
OK Guys, thank you for taking the time to respond to my request for help! Your knowledge and time are much appreciated! This one is fixed! Alain from California(southern) explained how to check for fuel pressure if you don't have the correct adapters, thanks A...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Thanks again for all who replied,Sometimes we tend to overlook the basics and Im almost embarrassed to admit this one but when you order parts its not a given that its a good one,I stated the repairs that I made including ditributor caps & rotors.Come to find ...
1967 Mercury 4whdr 460CID interior VIN: F35YCA1739
Thanks Gord for the wiring diagram, my Alldata online doesn't go that far back. We figured out which wires were for what and now have nearly everything working. A few more things to tidy up. This vehicle was mismatched with parts, so I guess we're not technica...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1MELM62WXS
I am afraid I do not have this car fixed at this time. We tried a different valve body, no change. The car is now in the hands of a transmission builder friend. The vehicle belongs to the boss's wife, so we are doing our best to get it fixed. I will repost onc...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Daytime Running Lights VIN: JN1HJ01S3K
I have been unable to repair the lights to my satisfaction, but the high and low beams are both working at this time, and the customer is ok with the drl only on on one side. Thanks to those who took time to respond, even the guy who said 'check light bulb, if...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L all shifts VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
Thanks to all who replied. I had a response about worn syncros, one that advised on draining trans fluid and refill with gear oil and add some atf to try and free up syncros, one about worn pilot shaft bearing and the last response advised on clutch not comple...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
nissan covered the pcm under warr. so far everything is fine Trouble codes: P0031.
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W93
thak you all for the replies. after throughly inspecting the wiring and connections a new fuel pump assembly was installed. monitoring the amperage draw ther are no spikes or glitches. the new fuel pump draw is 4 amps running and 5amps on start-up. you can do ...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB29841
sorry for the long delay, but I wanted to make sure the problem was fixed before I posted. It seems that when I was replacing the check valve and shut off valve I did not pay close enought attention to the black and white check valve, I put the ck. valve in ... Trouble codes: 0410 (Secondary air), 1411.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3ED58E2X
In the replies that I received and associates that I spoke to it seemed that the best thing to to was to let this ride for a while. I have driven the car for a week with no problem. This also does not seem to be a common problem. Tom
2002 Saturn L100 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1G8JS54F22
hi .there well this car its hitting the road w/o fix customer wants the car like it is . and is running fine if slow open the throtle.she came last friday for another check and I record a movie which I review at home on pc . I found the long fuel trim stay at ...
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