Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 16, 2005
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAREA33A3M
i cannot find main relay or fuel pump relay.if i run power to fuel pump still no start.no injector fire.any help with a wiring diagram would be appreciated. thanks jim [...]
View
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAW33481
the check engine light comes on coded for po128. we cleared light with service - checked coolant - level and condition ok. after about a week light came on. ran tests with modis - coolant temperature is normal. engine not overheating. heat works well. cannot f... Trouble codes: P0128
View
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K22
P0137 and P440 set vary rarely.( 3 times in 14,000m) Replacement fuel cap seems to stop P0440 from re-occuring. P0137 sets usually after 2-4 hours of highway speed running. It will set at 85mph or 62 mph randomly. Code set will clear out after 1 week of in tow... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 sensor low bank 1 sensor 2), P0440 (Evap Emission Fault)
View
1956 Chevrolet Pick-Up 396CID Differential
Recently took truck apart to bare frame. Vehicle has a 396CID eng., 4 barrel AFB carb., want to put a high-end cam., with a 400 auto. trans., with a mild shift-kit. and a limited-slip diff. My question is what gear-ratio would give me the best performance with...
View
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCDK14ZOJ
this is my truck. i've had this problem for a few years now.when truck is cold and you try to take off truck stumbles doesn't do anything, i have to push in clutch rev engine extra to get going then i have to feather the gas when shifting into 2nd 3rd. if i'm ...
View
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL52P6T
veh came in with complaint of no start; found dash light on "pass key fault"; diagnosed and replaced fault ignition switch and keys(standard broken wires at cylinder) went to restart veh and could not faound good spark, injection pulse good; veh had no fuel pr...
View
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L vacuum actuators VIN: 1GCCT19W0W
We could clearly hear the switch leaking vacuum and none of the changing modes would happen. After panel replacement, still no change. After closer inspection we found all vacuum acuators have an oily substance in them, one actuator has the diaphram coming out...
View
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R0W
Customer says vehicle started ok, and when shut off to go into store, would not restart. Engine starts and dies, and security light stays on. When you turn the key on, security light blinks 4 times, then glows steady. Have tried to relearn more times than I ca... Trouble codes: 1631 (Theft system password incorrect)
View
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCE19W4YZ
Hello all you GM guru's, I need help with this one. The fuel gauge does not work, the temp gauge is inop, the message center flashes a battery icon with a low fuel message. This is what I have found. My scanner, Modis and Mentor, reading the pcm sees 14.2 vol...
View
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on, fALSE CODE???
I'm getting too old and/or too dumb for this line of work. I have an'01 Impala 3.4 that sets P0401 as soon as it gets a couple of blocks away; didn't think it would even run test that soon. Are there known reflash issues with these, or hidden TSB's, or am I j... Trouble codes: P0401 (low EGR flow detected)
View
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting system VIN: 1G1ND52J82
This car has no start condition, it happens every week or two. The problem has not happen in the shop. It has no trouble codes. The customer says she leaves it set for 10 minutes and it starts right up. She has tryed a different key and it still will not start...
View
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T02
Customers complaint high idle when cold (within first 10 sec.)than drop to a low idle with mis-fires (from 20 sec. to 2 min.) after a cold start )45F with mt2500 hooked up all data is within spec. had to let sit for 5-6 hours and restarted looking at mis-fire ...
View
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedo VIN: 1GCHK2319F
The speedo reads incorrect, 40mph while setting still, etc. The incorrect speedo is intermittent, however the scan tool receives correct speed readings indicating the speed sensor is feeding correct info
View
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z63
vehicle is flex fuel. the only fuel pressure spec that i can find is for koeo. 55-60psi.fuel pressure when running is 44psi at rail. if pressure is taken at outlet of filter before alchol sensor pressure is 54psi. inlet and outlet of alchol sensor are differen... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
View
1997 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L transmission VIN: 1CKE56EV60
Greetings techs- this car makes a distinct "buzzing" sound from the transmission when 1) selecting gears (from drive to neutral, etc) and 2)when coming to a stop. Sounds a lot like a leveling pump. I've done some research online and am ready to say that this i...
View
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L dont know VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
when you test this cruiser @30 mph there is a loud wheel bearing noise, if you turn wheel a little to the left as if you were changing lanes the noise gets louder. there is no play in any of the four wheel bearings and someone just installed new left front bea...
View
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP55L0T
we replaced the computer and since i now had spark i thought that it was fixed. it would start but would barely run. upon further checking i discovered that the #2&3 injectors were not pulsing. i checked the wires and they ohmed out ok. i even cut the wires at...
View
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L chuggles VIN: 3B7KF23W7S
this vehicle has what Ford at one time refered to as a chuggle, at 1500 rpm in od about 55-58 mph, feels like a bad ignition miss,nail it and it goes,come back to light throttle at 1500 rpm comes back every time. is there a problem with the lock up on the conv...
View
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L driveline VIN: 3B7HF13Z2W
Hello all We have a Dodge pick-up that we can't quite figure out. The truck came in with a binding axle joint feeling while in 4wd and turning. We found the front axle joints were rusted and bound up. We replaced both joints and reassmbled it. The problem rem...
View
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LO552L521
first test drive had ramdom misfire. Check fuel pressure and vacuum and volume,motor has slight misfire, no indication of secondary problem. After clearing codes had customer test drive and light came on , found number 6 misfire, than number 1, than number 5,k... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0301
View
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 1FTJW36F9T
hard starting after sitting over night fuel presure drops to 25-28 lbs after sitting over night excessive smoke on start-up seems to crank longer than normal (before starting) most of the time very poor fuel mileage from 22 mpg to 10 mpg no codes found in comp...
View
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L braking VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
the abs activates on this 98 explorer just before you come to a complete stop. suspecting a faulty wheel speed sensor, i hooked up the modis and went for a test drive. it only does it about once every 5 minutes, but every time it does, all three speed sensor g...
View
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L headlights VIN: 1FMYU60E81
have no power to high beams, low beam works fine, flash to pass does nothing either. replaced bulbs (9007), tried dimmer/combination switch and GEM module. Any thoughts? all wiring I can see looks fine.
View
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRE14211
crankshaft thrust gone Had motor rebuilt/new crank not cheep.trans was suspected pressure on tork converter but trans was in good shape they up dated it shift kit wire harness and solenoid.new tork converter . the job lasted 3000 miles.back to .190 end play in...
View
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1FTNE24221
Vehicle has a lack of power when attempting to accelerate, especially t higher speeds. Camshaft position sensor and gear were installed by using proper positioning tool. Code P1309 (continuous memory) seems to return after several day of driving. According to ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Continuous Memory DTC)
View
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3FAFP11391
no service engine soon lite on. no codes stored. there are tids and cids in mode 6. list follows tid21 cid00 fail. tid22 cid00 fail. tid53 cid05 thru 0a fail. tid56 cid00 fail.if anyone can direct us to a published chart please respond. thank you very much
View
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMZU77E82
good afternoon everyone, had customer come in for abs coming on under 10mph. just the last week it got very bad. scan for codes none found, call friend at ford and say there is a problem with rear axle sensor. so i replaced it , still same problem . u come to ...
View
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no crank VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Thanks in advance, this is a odd one. Customer states truck stalled out after going over railroad tracks. Now truck will not crank at all. scanned computer and we have a vss code and a system low voltage code ( i may hav triggered by disconecting one battery t... Trouble codes: P0500, P0562
View
1995 GMC Safari 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GTDM19W5S
This van has high mileage & this problem is becoming frustrating, only pid that is out of scale is IAC counts. Smoke tested for vacuum leaks, none found. Major tune up was also perfomed, fuel pressure reading is 58 psi at idle, idle will stabilize at times but...
View
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6340W
Hello, all- we have this 98 Civic that had a catalyst efficency code that we diagnosed in Sept.- customer declined a new cat at that time- He came back this week and had a reman? cat installed at a muffler shop- his light came back on for the same P0420 code a... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency low)
View
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8644H
Vehicle came in with mil light on and code P0325 (Knock Sensor)Wiring tested good so we replaced sensor, cleared code and returned to customer.(64,750 miles) Vehicle came back at 70,825 miles with mil light on and same code. Everything tested ok so we cleared ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor)
View
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD77523
This is a little bit of a head scratcher here. Car runs great, but always sets code P0134. Scanner says its a rear O2. Honda info via Alldata says its a front O2. In any event, during road and shop tests, both work and read correctly. Usually sets within 15 mi... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor)
View
1994 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP01D2R
i have this vehicle in with a check engine light and there are no codes stored in the ecm. i have tried the snap on brick, mastertech, and mentor. i have even tried the jumper wire. the check engine ligth comes on while driving and can be cleared with the scan...
View
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L CV Joint? VIN: JNRAR05YXW
While driving this vehicle between 20 mph and 40 mph, going straight ahead (not turning at all), with slight throttle pressure or coasting, there is a very noticeable cyclic vibration and noise coming from the left front wheel or tire or bearing area. The nois...
View
1991 Isuzu Trooper SE 2.6L alternator VIN: 5LESCH58EI
this truck was towed in to shop, customer jump started it backwards! The battery was dead, after charging it, we started the truck. It would start run for 3 seconds then die, lost fuel pressure. if the oil switch was jumped it would run. So we replaced the oil...
View
1998 Isuzu npr 3.9L wiring diagram VIN: JALC4B1K1W
Need sourse of 1998 Isuzu NPR wireing diagram
View
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4J78SXML
i have checked everything possible on this jeep,from sensors,to wiring,to the timing marks on the crank and camshaft,reset dist,the jeep will start and backfire when you try to accell,have disconnected exhaust,checked fuel pressure ok,have had it up to my eye ...
View
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L belt VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7T
This Jeep is coming in tomorrow with the compressor clutch seizing at times -I want to install a shorter belt to bypass the seized air conditioning compressor. The diagram on the fan shroud shows a belt routing without ac but I can not find a listing -This Jee...
View
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S7X
customer brought jeep in--tried to repair no start on his own by replacing fuel pump, pickup coil, pcm and coil. After pulling in and checking basics, had no spark or fuel injection pulse. Also noted that the check engine light would not come on and would have...
View
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPE1240T
vehicle now has fault codes po138&p1138- volt reading at o2s are 1.20volts and fixed,according to 2 differint scan tools, disconnected a couple injecters and volt reading stayed the same?? am thinking it is a control unit problem, but control unit is big$$$ . ... Trouble codes: P0138, P1138
View
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L wipers VIN: SALTY550G0
Hi guys,we have this 2000 landrover discovery series2 the intermittent wipers stop at the top of the windshield and wont move,they work good when in the slow and fast speeds but just sit there at the top of there travel when intermittent is turned on to any po...
View
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Lack of power VIN: WDBGA57E8R
The car seems to be running on 6 cylinders. The car had been off the road for several years and we were told it was running fine when parked. The intake boot on the right side (for the left bank) was ripped and we replaced that. The cat on the right side is ru... Trouble codes: 224 (closed throttle position switch)
View
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA12Z34
Subject vehicle have missfire on number 2 and 8, swap coils on these two cylinders, no change. found leaking fuel pressure regulator, replaced , no change, attempted mass airflow meter , no change, compression okay, fuel pressure okay, smoke test for vacuum le... Trouble codes: P0302, P0308
View
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM74W0S
hey ford techs this mercury is killing me it keeps popping a code p1409 when you run the koer test or if you drive it long enough. replaced the evr solinoid valve no change. i have 12v on the power feed wire and the control wire to the ecm is good. when i run ... Trouble codes: P1409
View
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L clock VIN: 1ZWFT61L62
Customer "Everet Sinchew" says since we put 2 tires & front brakes on their car the clock isn't working right. The clock is a digital display in the speedo. It works with key on, but when the car is shut off the clock stops where it's at & doesn't start up aga...
View
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L4Y
BG Induction service was performed, attatched at the air inlet at the trottle body. After cleaning,excess smoke from unburned cleaner occured. car began to run a little rough and hard to idle. It then threw the P1400 code, when cleared would come back on again... Trouble codes: P1400 (Manifold pressure differently sensor)
View
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L convertor? VIN: JN8HD17Y6R
as a chrysler tech this problem is tough due to not having much info at my finger tips. any help would be appriciated thanks fred
View
2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L tire monitor VIN: 5N1BV28U95
I am trying to find a way to activate the re-learn procedure without a scan tool. We do have an aftermarket magnetic sensor tool but we cannot get the system into relearn mode. Nissan wants $75 to do this anytime the tire pressure light comes on or when any ti...
View
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Light
Truck rear sensor was disconnected at another shop without disconnecting battery so some blocks could be inserted. Now trucks ABS light is on and my MODIS won't scan the ABS part of it just the engine. Before I disconnect the battery you think it will work? It...
View
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 3.1L anti theft system VIN: 1G3NL12M7T
Hello fellow techs...got a good one here. Problem with the passlock system. This car DOES NOT use a chip on the key. Sets a code 1629...car will start if you leave the ign. on for ten minutes to reset the system but if you shut it off you have to do the same t...
View
1989 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L chassis VIN: 1P3BP48D1K
hi techs, today this customer broght this 89 sundance for excessive vibration. customer told me that she thinks it's the motor mounts that makes this vibration when we looked at the mounts,they were really bad now we replaced all the mounts, but vibration is s...
View
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE5435P
Hello and thanks for your help. This car stalled in the street in front of the shop. When the engine cranks it bucks and jerks. It has spark to all the plugs. It has fuel delivery to the motor and injector pulse. There are no computer codes. The starter kicks ...
View
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2HX52K7X
Ok this is a tough one. This car belongs to one of my co workers. We have been trying to figure this thing out for 6 months or so. What happens is that when you slow to make a left hand turn and then slowly accelerate the car falls flat on its face. You can le...
View
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L power steering pump whine VIN: 2G2WS542X4
we have replaced the pump with a new gm unit and also flushed the system with gm power steering fluid. this did not seem to help at all. we also vaccumed down the entire system as to alldata installation instructions. the pump was replaced due to a noise probl...
View
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AT35L7J
This car starts and runs just fine when the outside temp is 50 or better. This gives us a small window for testing. When the car will not start we have good spark but no fuel preasure and injection pulse. We have already substtuted a good ecu and a both main a...
View
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Car has less than 40k on it. Came in with a head gasket leaking externally. We replaced the head gasket & resurfaced the cylinder head. Did not have to take much off of head, less than .003. Vehicle seemed to run fine when finished. Delivered vehicle on Friday...
View
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED59Z52
We just got this Saab in to check in the AM. Customer says it will crank over with the starter but will not fire up.I confirmed that much but do not have a Saab scanner or software.A generic scanner shows no codes but when it does act up...you turn the key to ...
View
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L battey,coolant,brake lights in dash VIN: IA44TN3475
Help Toyota techs this thing has got some major wiring issues i think wnet through all the test listed replaced alternator cause wasnt charging now it is charging the output from alternator when running is 14.7 volts the battery is getting 13.4 volts unsure wh...
View
1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV22E4H
this camry came in as a no start sometimes hard to start. replaced plugs and started. vehicle was running extremely rich. shut off at the end of day to return in morning and vehicle will not start. no injector pulse. replaced distributor and cleaned plugs and ...
View
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Vibration in Engine at Idle. VIN: 4T1SV21E7M
Hello All, this car belongs to a coworker. This problem has occured for over the duration of owning the car, about 2 years. he has done many repairs and the problem still is present. The car has vibration at idle only and goes away, off of Idle, It's not a eng...
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K3S
Hi Guys! Sorry it took so long to get back top you. I've been in Florida on other business related issues. The problem with this monster was the PCM. We changed the pcm and the prom and the customer told me now the transmission shifts like brand new, the car r...
33
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L speedo, tach, prndl illumination, temp guage, tcs VIN: 1G6KS52YCV
Hi Folks, I finally fixed this cadi thanks to some good advise from you guys. In my update on this one I mentioned how I checked the power stud under the hood (this was good) and I disconnected the trunk pulldown motor for possible interference with ground (th...
5
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Steering Stability System VIN: 1GYEK63N92
Thank you, Terry, Dennis and Ken. You are right on. The steering position sensor cause an intermmittent problem. I removed the old sensor, inspecting-notice the outside and inside rings are loose. I have to wait a week to see if customer going to call me back....
4
1990 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Oil Gauge VIN: 1GNGU26K9L
Customer has not yet brought back to finsh repairs. I recieved lots of helpful imformation. I am going to pull cluster when he bring back an check restior on back of gauge. I will post again when all is well. Thanks
12
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L 2-4 shift band VIN: 1GNEC16K3S
Thanks for the replies. I had a lot of replies that said it sounded like a low pressure problem, but the only time I had low pressure was on the 2-3 shift. Others said to check the servo pin length and possibly shim it out, but the pin length was correct. One ...
13
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W5X
Exhausted all options, customer has a good used engine, opted to install, will update when it is in and running. Trouble codes: P0337 (Crank Sensor Circuit Low Frequency).
20
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on, P0420 VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
Well, a new oe cat fixed it, but I didn't get to do the fix myself. I guess my estimate was a bit more than she wanted to pay. She found someone to give it to her at cost. As it turned out, the bank 2 O2 heater did produce a code and that sensor was also repla... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1).
23
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Headlights VIN: 1GCDM19W3Y
Thanks to Ian, Scott and Gordon for their info. The customer brought the vehicle back today for further testing. We did check dimmer, high-beam switch & ignition switch - all OK. Having more time now we traced the related wiring harnesses wire by wire. We foun...
3
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine VIN: 1GCCS14592
we removed torque converter bolts, vibration is still there, some suggested harmonice balancer, the balancer is solid and bolted ont a hub. most evetyone suggested unbolting the converter to confirm engine or converter.no onelse has worked on this one before.t...
12
1985 Dodge B350 5.9L Intake Manifold VIN: 2B5WB31W6F
The general consenus is either the exhaust is clogged or the intake rails that bolt to the head were warped. We changed the intake as we had already tested for backpressure. The vehicle is out the door and hopefully will not return for the same problem. We che...
21
1993 Dodge W250 5.9L Steering VIN: 1B7KM26CXP
Thank you for all that responded, much appreciated. Turns out pump was failing. Upon inspection, and road testing, we never experienced the problem, so the customer requested a new pump. Its been a few days now and the customer reports the truck is no longer f...
14
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26W8R
thanks to all who replied, we replaced the map sensor. it had some oil residue on it when we looked at it, and it was giving us irratic readings when we test drove watching it with the scanner, we think it got contaminated when the tech turned the intake upsid...
8
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2C3HH46T1T
Thank you all for all the help. We found that the inner tie rod ends were faulty. After we replaced them the vibration went away. Once again thanks.
23
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z9X
Thanks members for all the help offered. I remember the 'bad old' flat rate days when a guy in your own shop would refuse to offer help for fear you might steal some work from him. The customer has not returned yet, so I have not fixed the vehicle, but I know ...
13
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Starting VIN: 1B7GG22X8Y
Hey Guys, Unfortunately I have to close this with out a fix. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. We narrowed it down to the ECM, however, the customer decided not to have the repair done and had the vehicle picked up. They did not have the money a...
15
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Lower Latch VIN: 1B7HF13Z3Y
Want to thank both tech's who replied to my request for help Frustrations make us not think straight kenneth suggested a swift kick from inside door because of possible foreign object binding rust wouldn't of helped with this one the object was rust donld sugg...
2
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7KF26Z31
Many thanks to all who replied. Sorry it took so long to reply, this vehicle got pushed down the schedule. After an aftermarket reman was tried first, a new OE steering gear box and steering dampner fixed this truck. You guys were right on about using new OE p...
12
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HA18N33
Sorry about how long it took to close this post. The vehicle was picked up yesterday. The customer had said that the vehicle had been missing for awhile. We took the valve spring off to check for a bent or mushroomed valve, and to see if we could feel the seat...
13
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L open loop VIN: 1FTDF15Y2R
Replies included: check engine control grounds, voltage drop, etc., erratic thermostat, and this is normal. Most indicated that this is normal ECM strategy among pick-ups. I have advised owner of vehicle and proceeded with routine engine maintenance. Thank...
8
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L gem VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Replies included: use different scanner, identify truck as '98 on Snap-off scanner, leaking windshield, bad shift motor. Most replies were correct as to water from leaking windshield settling on GEM circuit board. Water marks were hard to see but were defini...
8
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L no take off VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
thanks to all that took time from their busy day to respond, Ted from mi, Bill from mass, and Bruce from Ont had the perfect fix. the sonnex valve #96296-07k and tool #96206-bst once installed fixed the problem. the trans works great now. its a tough job but c...
6
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater plenum VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
pwell after looking and not finding mate to connector i installed plenum and hoped for the best two out of three replies have seen empty harness on explorer be fore after install all is working well thanks for all replies
3
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V4X
Thanks all you wonderful techs. After I found out from you gents that this gauge works backwardas from most it was not a problem. It did need a sending unit, again thank you Mark
13
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Thanks for the insight! I got 12 replies, with pretty much all acknowleging air in the system. The tip on using vaccum to remove the air was a new 1 to me, and is filed away for future use. The actual problem was, in fact the rack. The end seals were seeping, ...
13
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6631Y
this one is on the road again, the fix was the timing belt which was missing about 5 to 7 inches of teeth and it still ran ok at idle. the second problem as noted in the update was that the exhaust camshaft (with variable timing) was always slightly off. some ... Trouble codes: P1383 (mfr controlled ignition timing or misfire).
8
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56481
First of all, thanks to all who replied to my request. I hope I have this one repaired. I'm sorry to take so long, but this problem was intermittent and would not show up for days at a time. I replaced the intake gaskets and seals and even installed the recomm... Trouble codes: P0171, P0305.
14
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 4wd buttons inop. VIN: 1FMZU73WX2
Well I recieved 8 replies to this post. I am very thankful to belong to such a beneficial network of excellent tech's. Most of you said it would be the 4 X 4 module. Well this fixed the vehicle. The customer was happy. Thanks to all who took the time to respon...
8
2000 GMC Savana 3500 7.4L Antitheft VIN: 1GTHG35JY1
After performing TSB for terminal connection, problem still returned..Found an intermittant voltage fluctuation to passlock module ignition feed wire..Would drop to 2.5 volts momentarily..The fix was to replace the ignition switch itself.(electrical portion)..... Trouble codes: B2960.
3
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L coolant VIN: 2GTEK19T02
Reid...you da man. Your efforts in finding the archive post aided the proper diagnosis immensely. We pulled both valve covers and found the left side only to have a large amount of coolant condensed on its underside surface. We then thoroughly cleaned all head...
17
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Unknown VIN: JHMCB756XM
Thanks to all who replied . we replaced the rack and used hona fluid , after many road tests we are satisfied of its repair . thanks
14
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: JN43ODU6B6
hey guys sorry for taking so long to close this one up customer was busy and had alot of stuff going on.she dropped the car off yesterday so i checked out the dimmer switch there was power going in but nothing comin out,pulled out dimmer switch to take closer ...
17
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power sliding doors VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
well this one is fixed. thanks for all the replies especially ronnie who sent information on retriving codes and information on 'homing' the doors after a repair. there were no codes. what i found was after removing the door panel and removing the door handle ...
5
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2220S
No success on diagnosing this problem. Received a few replies. 1)Slow response from MAF sensor. Scoped waveform of both MAF and TPS and found sensor to be responsive. 2)Exhaust backpressure. Confirmed by removing O2S. No change. I found that the problem ca... Trouble codes: P1540.
3
2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L O/D light VIN: 4F4YR12C7Y
Thanks so much to those who took the time to help with this one. The prize for the fix was from James [...]. James give me the tip on checking a main harness connector under the driver's seat. He said to open the connector and check for signs of moisture. I d...
4
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L no 3 or 4th gear VIN: 1MELM2W7RH
Sorry for the late closing. Salesman just picked it up today and running great after a reman unit installed. 3 people said to check the TV cable as they sometimes seize or break off. I checked both ends and they looked just fine. A friend scanned for codes a...
8
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starts and dies VIN: 1MEFM50U24
on initial testing we had unplugged the maf with no results , but after replacment of the fuel pump when we now had proper pressure , we had not tried to unplug the maf . i think we may have damaged the maf w/ a backfire through the intake on initial testing ?...
12
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Car returned after driven 500 miles, knock sensor code did not return, customer is very happy with the gas mileage. O2's still stick sometimes, but not consistantly, and sometime will stick high now. Anyways, if the car returns for the knock sensor I will chec... Trouble codes: P0130 (Bank 1 oxygen sensor), P0505, P0325 (knock sensor).
4
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L catalyst monitor VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
I'm sorry i don't have a fix for this vehicle. The customer was new to us and had repairs done at other repair facilities. I got the impression that he was not happy with their performance and apparently he was also not happy with ours. He declined the repairs...
10
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WH54T7N
I want to say thanks to all who replied. I was right when I said a vacuum leak at the lower intake gaskets, I just wanted someone else to say I was right. Anyhow resealed the lower manifold and all is well the miss is gone and the car runs like a champ. Thanks... Trouble codes: 35 (iac circuit malfunction).
21
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L rt side footwell wet VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Customer never returned, she made it sound like a big deal but I guess not, I blew out all of the drains when it was here and made sure that they were all properly connected, this one still remains a mystery.
3
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next