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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Temp. control VIN: WBAGF632XS
This vehicle arrived at my shop with a complaint of no heat or temperature control. With the vehicle at full operating temp. and the heater control at full hot (90deg.F), the driver side vents blow cool air, the passenger side vents are fairly warm, and the re...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGJ6326S
Hi all, having strange rattle from drivers side exhuast front pipe. noise is heard under light load while vehicle is cold. sound is similar to loose covnverter matrial in pipe, hoverer upon inspection no debris was found. very odd noise- when pipe is pushed wi...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Stall VIN: 4USCH7325V
Car towed in ,car will start and die app 4 sec after key released.Car will run fine if airflow meter is disconnected,a new air flow meter did not help.This was a [NEW] part not used or remand.Old meter and New meter checked ok as per snapon vantage.Odd thing w...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L coolant temp VIN: 1G4HP52L9S
Hello all. Thanks in advance for any help. Vehicle first came in with temp light coming on intermitently. Brought vehicle in found that the vehicle temp sensor for computer was intermitently spiking to 304 degrees then goes right back down to 195. Replaced coo...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L head lights VIN: 1G4HR52KXV
new customer, when he turns his light switch to the position that use to take 15 seconds for the lights to shut off, it now takes 8-10 minutes. Not familiar with GM system, Does the light switch have a controller built in, or is a controller seperate? Thanks ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Security System VIN: 1G6KF5496V
Vehicle came with a bad alternator bearing (making noise). As we've done so many times before, we disconnected the battery, replaced the alternator with a Delco reman unit. and reconnected the battery, but the vehicle won't start. Now it only cranks and the in...
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L ride control VIN: 1G6ET129XW
hey every one this caddy don"t like steering rate sensors.it came in with 1287 1288 codes. diagnosis rate sensor bad replace sensor every thing ok.came back in about a month same codes.lab scoped sensor found open in sensor at slight left turn.warranty the sen...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Steering Stability System VIN: 1GYEK63N92
Hello Iatn members, I would like an assistance for this intermmittent problem. I have this vehicle with intermmittent codes C205 and C207-service stability system. I cleared the codes then drive to duplicate the problem-it wouldn't set. I let the owner drive ...
1986 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GCCT14R1G
I recieved this Vechile after customer tried to repair himself. Came in on trailer,no start. Customer replaced regulator to correct flooding condition, now does not inject any fuel. Fuel is present at return line on throttle body. Fuel relay and pump cecked ou...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.4L t-belt VIN: 2G1WN54X9N
92 lumina 3.4 t-belt timimg. went to install t-b and the cam gears do not float free on the cams with the bolts finger tight. had to use puller to get cam gears off to replace cam seals, and had to use the bolt to reinstall the gears. with the cam lock tool in...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L No Start, no serial data VIN: 1G1YY23P4P
could not comunicate with scanner, testing lead to pcm, burnt smell from computer so we replaced it. Still no scan data, re-ran trouble tree and other possibilty was the mem-cal so we replaced it, still no data. Thought maybe the mem-cal had hurt the new pcm s... Trouble codes: 41 (ccm code for ecm serial data circuit)
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L speedomter VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
This my sons truck, the ABS light is on, it has a upshift problem (*stays in frist) if you move the shift lever to 2 nd it will shift to 2nd. ABS codes 72 no rear speedo signal. No other codes (Trans or Engine) The speedomter will jump from 0 to 70, scan ck t...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1FP2259R
i'll get to the point. This camero is driving me nuts,it goes intoan extended crank after a hotsoak (no spark injectors are pulsing).It came in with a code 82 Ign ctrl 3x signal error.We pulled flowchart forthe code 82 the sensor warm was 1.119k ohms well with... Trouble codes: 82 (Ign.ctrl 3x signal error)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ignition-dash VIN: 15DF5E6HKU
next time it died it shut off then dash gauges came back tried to restart crank but not fire at this time no service light try to restart it to check for spark and it started it never dies long enuff to find an answer any ideas
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK14R4T
HELP, PLEASE!! Vehicle feels like it hitting a rev limiter under accel, either hard or normal, while pulling away from a stop. Only code that has showed is a misfire code P0305. Have repaired misfire and code has not reset. Have looked and done wiggle test on ...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Operation VIN: 1G1YY22P2T
Customer complained that the A/C control always starts at 75 degrees every time the vehicle is shut down and restarted. Also, he complained that the air was not blowing on "Automatic" setting even when the temperature was set at 60. If you manually control the...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WW12M4V
Hello to all we have this Monte Carlo has sign of oil in the coolant reserve and a small amount of oil in radiator car came in for a oil service only the other day we saw a lumina with the same engine and year model with the same problem. Have not done any dia...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L engine VIN: 1GNEK13R8W
when the engine is cold it has a valve train noise. removed covers and found that the number 4 cylinder exhaust valve was making noise. tightened the rocker till the noise went away. 10 seconds later it returned. continued doing this till lifter bottomed out. ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZGCK19R8W1
truck came into shop with p0303 and p0338, definite miss at cyl #3, owner had replace plugs, wires, cap and rotor, oxygen sensors, all seem to be working normally. found plenum o-ring damaged, and replaced it, also replaced #3 injector, still has miss, checked... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0338 (crank position sensor)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L message center VIN: 15DF5E6HKU
message center says service 4x4 cant seem to get info what this means any help would be great at least a point in the right direction
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Unknown VIN: 1GCHC23G41
This truck has a heavy dull thump in the driveline as you come to a full stop and when you take off. It feel like a double thump when you stop and a single thump when you take off. The previous owner was told that it was the Allison transmission and it was nor...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Backfires VIN: 1C4GK54L0R
Hello everyone, I have this van that the transmission went out and I replaced the unit with a reman two weeks ago. Customer noticed a day or two later there was a popping noise so he brought it back in. I test drove it and found it is cutting out and backfiri...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L tcc VIN: 2G3HD46R61
Good afternoon, we have this problematic Concorde with the 42LE transaxle, that has a pretty servere TCC chuggle. We flushed it and replaced filter. Then we repaced TPS, and that seemed to make it better, but customer still complained. When we tested it this t...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L dash lights VIN: 1C3EL56U51
the dash lights on this sebring wont come on until about five minutes after turning on then they seem fine.
1990 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L odo VIN: 1B3XC46K1L
Odometer was not working, replaced with used unit and odometer is still not working. Is there any thing that i may be missing or do i have a bad used cluster? Checked and clean connector to bcm. Speedometer does work by the way.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4431W
Hello, This Caravan is extremely intermittent. Generally after a week or so, while customer is driving, the mil comes on. If she comes to idle, it will run rough and sometimes stall. Once she cycles the key off and back on and then starts it the problem goes ... Trouble codes: P0108
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L2W
I Have a caravan that runs fine but the check engine light is on. I have no instrument cluster, no radio and no communication with my scanner. I disconnected all the modules except the radio and I have 8 volts on the ccd bus both the (+) and the (-). I believe...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Blower motor VIN: IB7FL26X8X
Blower motor needs replacement. Dodge OEM service manual states entire heater/AC housing box MUST be removed from vehicle and on bench before motor can be removed from it. And all this only AFTER dash has first been removed from vehicle! Can anyone verify this...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Steering VIN: 2B4GP44312
This vehicle pulls left when cruising. Will pull enough to pull it over the road crown. There is some torque steer to the right when accelerating. I walked next door to the Dodge place and had a short converstion with their alignment guy. Did you swapped the t...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N5R
Vehical runs great cold, Gets good and hot it intermitantly starts to idle rough butjust slightly. Once in awhile you take off nomal from a stop and it falls flat on its face. If I keep my foot on the gas I can get it to back fire out the intake. Most of the t... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 1), 173 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 2)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMDA5144S
This vehicle has a strange noise that seems to be coming from the transmission. It is a rhythmic noise that sounds like a door lock being used over and over. The noise can be heard especially clear from the cooler lines. I read in the trans forums that someone...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U3T
this looked obvious but the cam sensor and synchronizer looked fine, i replaced both of them anyway guess what the code came right back, all wiring etc looks ok. the archives showed a similar problem and turned out to be the dpfe sensor??? any help would be ap... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XT
from stop when you accelerate hard, truck has intermittent stall and restart. code p0171 will sometimes show up, and notice that oxygen sensor will bottom out to zero. between us and other repair shops truck has had tune up, coil tps, maf, gas filter. checked ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no upshift VIN: 1FTHX26FXV
Trying to save a friend a buck or two. Came to me with this truck that doesn't want to upshift. When I first looked at it it had no codes and had all shifts except OD. Shifts where high and hard but where there. Scaned system and no codes. Came back later and ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater plenum VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
good morning ford techs i am putting in updated heater box in explorer with console and atc can not remember if there was a harness connector with no mate in right foot kick panel i have extra female connector that is black and cant mate cant remember if idisc...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34E6X
This vehicle came in to us after being at the Honda store to address this same idle problem. Honda replaced the idle air control motor, plugs and wires (with no fix). It idles up and down only on start up on cold days. When idleing rough we sprayed carb cleane...
1999 Ford Focus 1.8L door locks
Hi techs, have this Focus in my shop with crazy central locking.Everything incl.remote works fine but as you turn the ignition ON the rear boot door opens and cannot be closed anymore until the key stays on.Tried to disconnect the central locking module with n...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L failed smog test VIN: 2FAFP71W3X
This is a question for the BAR smog techs. I did a smog check on this Crown Vic (police package) and it failed the "Visual Inspection/Functional Check" for MIL/Check Engine Light. Problem is there are no codes present. None except for the usuall P1000. At firs... Trouble codes: P1000 (normal code)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L noise in timing area VIN: 1FAFP53SXX
car towed in with trans pan damaged, replaced pan refilled transmission. started engine after it warmed up a noise eminted from timing chain area. let car set for a while restarted and as engine gets to operating temp noise come back . removed powersteering & ...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Steering VIN: 2GTEK19T51
Vehicle came in, customer thought it was out of pwr. steering fluid. It was not low and had no leaks. Thought maybe valve in pump was sticking at times because could not duplicate problem. Replaced pump,would bind when turning right. Okay?... replaced steering...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5542K
Hi: This car came in because it failed emission on NOx at 25 mph. I checked emission at front of cat, reading as followes H.C. 56ppm, C.O. .5%, C.O.2 14.2%, NOx 2058ppm O2 .4%. NOx need to be below 754ppm to pass emission. I am wondering if C.O. is too low and...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Unknown VIN: JHMCB756XM
when turning there is a squeeling noise , veh. has to be moving at least 3 mph or faster, only when turning (not when centered or at the left or right lock)sounds like rack orsteering column area . we tried additive but no help .
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L ABS pump VIN: 1HGCE6663S
Hey honda techs, I'm hoping this may be a common problem with this vehicle. Customer complains of motor noise under hood at times mostly at start up. Found abs pump to run at times. Fluid was a little low and looked a little wet around abs unit. Filled it with...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L RPM high when shift VIN: 1HGCG554XW
Greeting Y'all. Once again, I'm stumped. The cust is complaining of the RPM not dropping when shifting gears. IE: foot off gas clutch in, RPM hangs, then drops. It is more noticable at around 3250 RPM. Above that it drops immeadiatly. Below 2500 RPM it's not n...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Shift Interlock VIN: 4S6CM58W2W
With key on and the brake pedal depressed the transmission shift lever will not move from "Park". In the accessory position of the key it will shift. There is a switch and a relay on the console. Brake lights work ok. There is voltage to the switch at the cons...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6672X
the car came in on a tow truck flooded cranked car over with gas pedal to floor car started after a while check fuel pressure was good, good spark cap and rotors and plugs were replaced we have had this problem on a couple honda have not been able to figure ou...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B6DW58W74
hey guy got one for ya . this passport is running only on the right bank , and poorly. left bank has spark and inj pulse . both banks black plugs but left is dripping with fuel. it's like it is in limp mode however cannot find any info on this mode.test result...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L rocker arm VIN: 1J86L58K62
we have concern with rocker arm coming off 0f #3 exhaust valve,the lifter was collasped,have check oil psi port in lifter bore for obstrution and is ok,valve will move freely in guide with spring removed.am concern that we have more than a lifter concern,hopin...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L lights VIN: KNDUP13132
Hey guys, hopefully someone out there has some direction for me on this one. I've got this Kia here, the customer tells me that they had an overcharging condition that cooked their battery. They got a Wal-Mart battery, and a Schuck's alternator, had a friend p...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, OCC. ROUGH IDLE COLD VIN: JT6HF10WXX
after testing and replacing parts described above the same two codes keep setting after a couple days Trouble codes: P0125 (insuf. coolant tempfor closed loop), P1135 (air fuel sensor heater malf)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Need some help with this Lexus. Battery will drop to 10.5 volts overnight. Engine still cranks over and starts but very slowly. Vehicle has 175mA draw for 2-3 hours after turning key on and off and removing key and locking doors. Removing the ECU-B fuse takes ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Water VIN: JM1NA3514L
When vehicle is moved, a sloshing sound is heard from in front of and behind the passenger compartment. I've removed the floor drain plugs and got a little water out, but the sound is still there - it sounds like a substantial amount of water. I've noticed a r...
1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L abs VIN: F5HG8Y5G5G
car came in w/a vss code in it check engin light on and abs light on the complaint was speedometer not workin i replaced the vss and still no speedometer car has not reset the vss code yet but u can drive it w/scanner hooked up and watch vss and it stays at ze...
2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L engine VIN: 4F2YU08120
came in with mil light on. code p0305 missfire detected # 3 cyl. ck. spark at plug end of coil ok jumps 3/4 in. pull plug and install new. same. ck injector pulse, ok. change injectors bet. # 5 cyl and dr side cyl. no diff. remove 3 front plugs and ck. comp. p...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E9R
1994 Mercedes S500. We replaced power steering pump. Car came back next day with check engine light on. Code 17- crank sensor signal. Found sensor on left front of head unplugged. Thought it was cam sensor, but according to Alldata itís not. Cannot clear code,... Trouble codes: 17 (crank sensor)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no mil VIN: WDBHA28E0T
This Benz failed california ASM smog test due to inoperative MIL at a local test only shop. I have no communication through the cars OBD2 connector to the smog machine's OBD2 diagnostics, no communication with a Snapon scaner, and none with the Baum CS2000. I ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBRF64J61
Center console and dash were removed to replace climate control stepper motors and broken operating levers. All modules have reprogrammed successfully using Autologic except the sound system (d2b). Configuration appears correct and no fault codes are present. ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM555S6
vehicle has definite miss on excel would like to know if any one has had this problem before Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1 cylinder), 316 (misfire at startup)
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...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L pnp switch VIN: JN8DR09Y82
hi all, thank you in advance for your time. we have this 4x4 pathfinder, service engine lamp on, code p1706 code stored. terminal 44 of ecm has 12 volts with ignition on, in gear, scanner reads "off" for position, switch through all gears and park, neutral, do...

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2000 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Poor Idle Quality
Sorry guys for taking it so long to close.Thanks for all the replies.As most of you suggested the injectors were the problem.Customer declined the new injectors so I put some injector cleaner additive into the tank.Now after few hundered kilometers the car idl...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L reverse VIN: WAUZL54B1Y
as william and greg said the clutch clip fell out. rebuild transmission and replace clutch piston. car is running down the road fine.
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Power Door Lock & Heated Seat VIN: WBABJ6321S
First, thanks to all who responded. It was very helpful. Once, we removed the door panel to check the lock actuator, we used the remote to energize the actuator - probed the wires and check for voltage and saw that there indeed was power. So that led to the de...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBABK8323T
thanks to all the help i received from all of you, this system is abs, not air. the first response i could't make heads or tails. the repair was replacing the two relays to the abs system. a bulletin was sent out back in the days to replace these relays. found...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4W52K0V4
A big high 5 goes out to Ralph [...] who all hit it on the head with HOLE IN PLENUM LETTING COOLANT DROWN OUT THE PLUGS.I wasn't personally doing the work so when I ask the mechanic about coolant the response was YES I did ha... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfires).
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, bucks, jerks VIN: 2GCEK19K6L
thank you members of iatn once again!!!i used everyones help and this one is fixed. the concern was when the motor got hot it would buck and miss. and when using turn signal and headlight circuit it would buck and miss to the flasher. or when you turn the ligh...
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L ping VIN: 1GCCM15ZXN
after everything i posted did not fix it i went ahead and replaced the knock sensor with one from an engine we have sitting in the back bay,the test of tapping around sensor and watching the timing retard showed the old one not responding,replaced with the use...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14H3N
I was not able to check the fuel pressure because no resource to a throttle body connection. What I did to test the fuel pump was, the vehicle would start for a little bit then die so what I did was, disconnect the fuel pump relay and applied 12 volts to the f...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCGK24K4R
Thank you very much to all that replied.As it turns out David came cloest to what had happened here.He thought the base timing may have been off becouse of the harmonic ballencer slipping.Well he was right about the base timing being off.As it tuns out this en...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L hard start VIN: 2GCEC19R8W
hello group after pulling pass. valve cover...found two pushrods sittin there. the press in stud had backed out on cly.s 2 and 8.explaining popping noise... we used our special press tool(bfh)& adjusted valves..the truck sounds like a motor shud. altho we star...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L iner axle seal VIN: 1GCK3R4RSU
Sorry for the late fix post. Yes the axle came out without having to take the diff. apart, it pulls out, but it took a lot of effort & time to finaly get it out, i spend at least 35min. with the slidehammer & pry bars finaly it poped out and a change the oil s...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L door locks & guages VIN: 2B4GP4438W
Thanks for all the help!!! I was not able to duplicate customers complaint and all visual inspections every thing looked ok customer brought in a used BCM I installed it and told him of his now incorrect odometer he stop back in to say it was fixed Thank again
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R9X
thanks we did fix it, the second pcm was bad not giving the 5 volt bias on the sci receive third pcm ok.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z7Y
The Dodge is fixed, the Mopar Rebuilt(s) they was sending out was for a 1999 Dodge with 2000 software. They finally took the time to research this issue and admitted their error after sending four rebuilds out. A 2000 PCM with 2000 software was the fix. A 1999... Trouble codes: P0152, P0132, P0141, P0161, P0155, P0135.
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK54F9S
I checked all the suggestions pertaining to poor connections and bad grounds, even changing the computer. The car still shows no improvement. Customer decided to sell the car as-is, without fixing the problem.
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L odometor VIN: 1FTEF15H9R
Thank you for all who responded. Unfortunetly after checking all avenues, we could not get the fuse to popp again. We ended up isolating the cluster by installing an inline fuse, so that we know if it is lighting or the cluster causing the short.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF26F5S
It was the ipr. I thought thats what it was but have not had to change one yet. I had also contacted bruce at turbotraining.com (went to a 7.3/6.0 class of his about 6mo. ago)to inquire about if it should click or not, it should not. Low and behold he had an i... Trouble codes: P0476.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU32XXT
thank you to all. owner of the truck declined repairs at this time there was a problem with the timing crank gear key way was damaged.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5T
A reprogrammed computer did the trick. Thanks for all the information, on the code and misfire t.s.b. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire).
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Stall
I received great info from these members,Tye from Texas,Jim from North Carolina,Ben-Zion from Israel,Craig from Texas,Matt from Washington,Patrick from tennessee,Jason from Minnesota. Hears whats up, customer had vehicle towed to dealership.By the way When the... Trouble codes: P0344.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power assist VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Thanks to all who replied! It turned out to be the transmission range selector. With the problem happening I unpluged the range selector and the assist / speedo returned to normal. Thanks again.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine noise VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Thank you to everyone that took the time to respond to this help request. From the responses that I received, the sychronizer was mentioned along with the intake manifold baffle. Both were disassembled and inspected to no avail. Luckily this customer is one th...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAFP1131W
Thanks to all who responded. We found the problem to be the exhaust cam stuck retarded we had to blead the oil out manuly for the verable timing after that the engine ran good as new.The problem was do to not changing the oil on a regular bases. Trouble codes: P0117 (Coolant sensor voltage low replaced sensor fixed code did not help running condition).
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L temp guage VIN: 2FAFP74W7W
We got this one fixed, Two problems... cooling fan Charles nailed it. pigtail to the fan was melted and the ground terminal was pushed back in the connector. replaced it and the fan worked on at 218 f and off at 198 f . still no guage Bob [...] thank you for ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W9X
Thanks to those that replied on this problem. I recieved several e-mails telling me to check coils, a few to check the fuel pressure regulator,fuel pressure during road test, and M A F sensor. I took the regulator off via snap ring, but it didn't have any debr...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
well this one is fixed.doug from california said to disconnect the harness to the trans.after i did that car started and ran perfectly,except of course that the trans went into limp mode.we pulled the trans pan to inspect the solenoids and wiring and found no ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0135, P0743, P0750, P1409, P1451.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
After reinspecting the PCV system we found the fuel pressure to be well below specs. A reading of 18 psi is what we had. Thanks to all of you that replied and helped with this vehicle. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTSW30F71
Well, only one response from Brad, thanks. Found problem to be bad new parts. New Cam Sensor was bad. After checking and rechecking, I decided to start over as if never saw it before and replaced the cam sensor again and it starts and runs fine. What a headach... Trouble codes: P1670 (No EF feed back from IDM), P1219 (CID stuck low).
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L hard start VIN: 2GTEC19V3Y
Thank you for all the help the promblem was a fuel pressure regulator. when i pulled the vaccum line off the gass was spitting out.Thanks again
1998 Isuzu MPR 3.9L transmission VIN: 4XX7008623
Well this one is fixed and it turned out to be a crazy one. What happened is that a previous shop had replaced the engine, with one that was two years newer, after talking to the local dealership we found that all the controls on the engine and injector pump a...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3P
Sorry it took so long to reply.Thanks for taking the time to resond.We had taking good mesurments off the ties and all were good even went the the extent of change all for wheels and tires with another jeep still had the problem and gear ratio had never been c...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNJN1248
Thank You! To all that took the time to reply.I was unaware of coil issues with these vehices. I have scoped these coils and could not prove them bad so I have not replaced coils yet but did make customer aware of a possible issue with them. I tried hooking up... Trouble codes: P1316.
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L SRS, chk eng light VIN: JTHBF30G72
well we figured on replacing the ECM since we have all signals, powers, and grounds going to DL & ECM. we figure the ECM has a problem communicating. You couldn't even manually retrieve codes by jumping dl connector. customer does not want us to replace ECM, (...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L RF suspension VIN: 1YVGF22D6Y
I wish I could say I fixed this car but the customer had to have the car back. Thanks to all the replies and I do agree that the sway bar to frame bushings were probably the culprit. With the end links disconnected the bar would fall to the A-arm by it self bu...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, chokes out VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
well as i had mentioned the distributor was not the problem, nor was the maf. found that out by swapping with new parts. no cracks found in intake tube. inspected cap and rotor, no problem there. the new dist had new cap and rotor on it. i know that the fuel p... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor).
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs/slip/traction VIN: JN1CA21A3X
The problem were the coil's as STEVE from NY stated. Thank's for being a BIG help..
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L ign lock cyl VIN: 1G2NE52M3V
Well it is fixed. Most of you agreed that the lock cyl. was defective and it was. Replacing the lock cylinder solved the problem, but it was not easy. I have discovered the easiest way is to drill the tumblers out of the lock cyl (if it wont turn to run). I us...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Mechanical VIN: YS3AK35E9P
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Rear side vent windows VIN: 4T3ZF13C3W
Thank you for the quick responses Jonathan and Michael! The vent window motor was faulty and was easy to replace but cost about $276.
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L srs light on VIN: 4TAPM62N9X
Hi, this one is fixed. It turned out to be the center sensor assembly (air bag modual). The code 106 refers the the passenger side air bag squib circuit. Here's the steps I took to determine the problem. 1 I checked the passengers side cut off swicth. MOD circ...
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