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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Safety VIN: LFVBA28E14
We need to replace the cluster of this 2004 Audi A4 1.8T.The part number of the old cluster is 8E0 920 900 N.But the parts store sent us a 8E0 920 900 LX.Someone said the 8E0 920 900 LX is a new version one and can be used to sustitute 8E0 920 900 N.Is that ri...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 1G4CW52L7R
Hi Guys, I have a buick here and need a bit of input befor I TRASH this pcm and get a new one. I have a check engine light on in this vehicle. I have 3 different scanners and all post no communication. I have checked the basics. I have power for scan tool powe...
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L cruse control VIN: 1G6KY529XS
replaced pcm due to failing test for p068, then set three more codes, passed for p061, went through testing for [...] time led to check ground ckt 451, checked with headlamp, tested ok, started p062 test 2nd time had different voltage readings at cruse ser...
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Hard start VIN: 1G6KE52Y9V
This caddy starts hard when cold. Tested fuel system and fuel pressure is in spec cold and hot, and doesnt drop off after hours of sitting. Thinking problem is electrical, and am looking for suggestions on where to start. Car always starts after 15-20 seconds ...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN52M75
Car came in with a poor start complaint. It will start and die a number of times, backfires, and snorts. We have found if the alternator is unhooked it will start normal. Hook ALT back up and same problem is back. Tested ALT on our SUN 450 and ALT ripple high ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L engine temp VIN: 1GNFK16K35
Were scratching our heads on this one- truck came in with an over heating complaint. Customer has not owned vehicle long and has no history. Temp gauge goes to 250-260+ and will drop back to about 210 deg. Engine does not seem to be overheating- scan tool show...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCHG35R7X
every thing we've done has no effect on miss fire
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Heater VIN: 2GCEK19T7Y
Hey everyone, thanks in advance. I have this Silverado with a poor heat complaint. Engine coolant was full, and engine temp. was between 195 and 200 degrees. I replaced the thermostat and coolant and it has real good heat idling in the shop(about 113 degrees o...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Time chain/#1 Cylinder VIN: 1Y1SK52851
GM pro's here ya go. I have this company car driven by a young kid (we all did it too) that now has a noise from the Timing side. The noise is louder under load or revs like a rod knock but is high pitched like a lifter. I have looked at tops of pistons, plugs...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Extended cranking VIN: 2G1WH55K72
Hi Group, I have this Impala with customer complaint of intermittent extended crank. Before I even had the car in the shop , I figured fuel presure regulator. Well I've checked till I'm blue in the face. I've never seen any fuel and pressure doesn't bleed off ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHC29U33
Got a strange one here. This 6.0 truck has a very rough idle and will even sometimes die. Missfires build up on all cylinders while idling but go away once you reach anything over 1400 rpm. The truck has plenty of power and drives fine off idle. We have repl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L drive saft VIN: 1C4GT54L3X
OK guys, I have a Chysler Town & Country AWD that has a droning noise from the rear... between 40 to 60 mph is when it is noticable... Have checked rear diff fluid is clean and clear and no damage to axles. Right Rear makes more noise that left but only under ...
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2B3ED46TXP
when injectors were replaced # 3 injector wire got pinched between the fuel rail and the intake and grounded out but was discovered and taped up. wasent cut but cover was torn. when the car is started (hot or cold dosent matter) it rund good for about 10 to 15...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28NX1
We reiceved the car did OBD codes. Found multi codes on the coils. Removed the coils. At the bottom of the coils there was a lot of mud and the coil ends bad. Replaced them and the plugs. Also did a complete tune up with filters. Started the car ran great at i... Trouble codes: MU1T1
1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCV14T1J
Hello and thanks for taking the time! This vehicle is hard to start. Once started it won't run unless at 1/2 throttle, but it backfires through the intake violently and dies. The plugs are black from misfiring and a very rich mixture. We've disconnected the ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF26H2K
i need help on this one before i start it on fire! i drove this vehicle to shop for unrelated repairs it seemed slightly sluggish on power but otherwise ok.after doing repairs truck ran terible(did brake work!)did basic checks found plug wires bad replaced wir...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 1FLAP624VH
Vehicle came in for brakes, front & rear. We replaced front brake pads and brake hoses, hoses cracked and replaced rear brake pads and calipers as piston did not want to compress. Customer said that vehicle pulled to left, before brake job, so we aligned the v...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Drivers Door Power Window VIN: 1FMRU1760W
Hi all i have this 98 expedition here with a power window problem. Drivers power window works fine until you start the vehicle and put it into reverse or drive. It works fine in park or neutral. I'm looking at the GEM module but i need to be certain. Any help ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTZF18W3W
This is a good one! 98 F150 4x4 4.6L. Got towed in no start. The fuel pump had gone out. A week later it got towed in no start. This time no power to pump. I started to check the relay and connections there, all of a sudden it would start. I couldn't get it to... Trouble codes: P0230 (Primary Fuel Circuit Fault), P0232 (Secondary Fuel Circuit Fault)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F9X
Hello, I'v found myself in trobule with a diesel .First of all i'm not a diesel tec at all but let the boss talk me into this one. scan test found cam sensor code with low volt code plus two injector control presure codes. So first thing was to charge the batt... Trouble codes: P0340, P0562, P1211 (injector control presure), P1212 (injector control presure)
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L no upshift to 4th VIN: 1FDWF37FXE
Not sure where to go with this. I don't usually work with Diesels other than routine maintainance, but this is a good customer. His complaint is that he towed a heavy load about 20 miles, dropped the trailor and on way back smelled what he described as burning...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF17L0Y
Came in with mil on. Codes P0112, P1260, P1000, P1112. The Idle air temperature sensor and mass air flow sensor were replaced a couple weeks ago customer says for the same reason. With iat plugged in, vehicle cold, idling, iat reading 258º, unplug and readin... Trouble codes: P0112 (Idle air temp circuit), P1112 (Idle air temp circuit), P1000 (incomplete)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FDFP71943
Unit came in with A.C. inop complaint, Connected A.C. cart to check for refrigerant. Recovered approximately 1.16 lbs of freon Added some Dye to the system and refill with 2.35 lbs of freon as per decal on rad support. Started Engine A.C. compressor would not ...
1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Fuel Gauge VIN: 2CNBJ1861S
Customer just purchased vehicle and fuel gauge operated backwards. when he fills it, gauge goes to empty, as fuel is used gauge goes up. We thought that wiring to sending unit was reversed, we reversed them and gauge pegs above full. Vehicle has approzimately ...
1996 Geo Metro 1.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2261T
Hello all. I have a real gem in the shop today. The car has a service engine soon lamp on and a code of p0335 crank sensor fault. I do not have a shop manual that even has this car in it also the car has had a new engine installed no to long ago. I am using my... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor fault)
1995 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L abs and trans. shifts VIN: 1GDEG25K5S
Hello, any GM techs that have run into this problem.ABS light came on about 1 week after speed sensor at trans was replaced. Also check engine light was coming on.Had history codes 24(vss circuit low), and 72(vss circuit loss).Trans. also has 2nd gear operatio...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Radio VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
Factory Theft Lock am/fm cassette radio with external factory dash cd player stops sound ocaasionally with full display still operational. There was no Bcm recognized by the Mastertech - no Bcm under center console- No codes stored in pcm -Mitchell on demand a...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMBA534OG
Hello everyone,this honda has a cold idle surge.We checked fuel pressure and flow,found that it had 40psi but flow was bad so we replaced fuel filter and pump.cold surge was still there.Noticed valves were a little noisey so we adjusted,no change.Inspected the...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hydraulic System VIN: CD5635TA26
Hello all. I have a "problem" with my daughters '96 Honda Accord that has me totally baffled, and hope someone can offer anything that will help make sense. Last week the balance shaft seal worked out of its bore, causing the usual major oil loss from the en...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18614
hello group hope you honda techs can help. have this honda van that belongs to bosses wife , set this code intermittently when driveing p1259, have checked fuel pressure as shopkey 5 test states for code dignoistics, spec' are 42-48 in shopkey.and i have 58psi... Trouble codes: P1259
1997 Isuzu F FRR 7.1L Cooling system VIN: 4GTJ7C127V
Engine oil in the coolant, no coolant in the engine oil. We have removed the oil cooler from the side of the block and had it pressured tested; no leaks found. We removed the cylinder head and had it magnafluxed; no cracks found. Head gasket looks ok, o-rings ...
1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FY29S1P
Need Help From The Jeep Techs. We Have A 93 Jeep That Builds Pressure In The Fuel Tank And Fuel Leaks Out The Top Of The Fuel Tank.Also At Times Acts Like Engine Is Running Very Rich. If You Remove The Fuel Cap It Has Lots Of Pressure. Not Venting. Is This A C...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L bcm VIN: 1J4GK48K92
After replacing terminal and attempting to start car, Found that vehicle would not crank or head lights would not come on. Found a old car alarm under dash that was half disconnected finished removing alarm and car now crkanks and starts. No wi...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT8VK13TXN
Car came from 2 other shops. Idle speed around 2k rpms. Found Air flow meter tampered with, scanned-was faulty and replaced w/reman. Replaced battery at same time. Now idle surges constantly w/started. Customer states this was original problem until air flow t...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L trans lockup
in an attempt not to pull the upper intake i replaced the vacuum chamber exturnally !! and re-routed the hoses after repair vehicle hesitates to fully enguage into gear under heavy accell like trans slipping . there is another chamber under the manifold next ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starter VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
about every 30 starts or so starter will not engage flywheel. I have tried 3 diferent starters, one now installed is a motorcraft starter. when it occurs the starter sounds like the bendix does not completely engage flywheel. I have alos tried putting relay on...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AC54LXY
Hello, after all this maintenance, most notably the throttle body service, the vehicle wouldn't idle cold. So after removing the IAC and testing it (less than ten ohms on two of the four circuits, spec is 28-38 per Snap On scanner, 28-33 per Alldata) we replac...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
long post-read carefully fellow members !!!good customer just baught car. we check car over before purchase & noted check engine light not working, checked codes p0051, p0335 & p0300. customer decide to purchase vehicle, car lot was supposed to fix check engin... Trouble codes: P0051 (bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BL11E72
Hello Nissan techs, We have the engine cutting out under heavy acceleration and it starts cutting out at 4500 to 4800 RPM, its not to suppost to redline until 6500 is it possible that it is the ECM shuting cylinders down , because it does't feel like ignition ...
1984 Other European Biturbo 2.5L Alternator VIN: ZAMAL1106E
The alternator is not getting any voltage on the small wire that goes to the voltage regulator in the alternator. (I assume it goes to the regulator) when I apply voltage to the small wire it charges like it should. Looks like this wire goes back to the Check ...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06L5S
Mill lamp on with PO321 & P1361 current codes.17 different history codes. Van has no driveability problems. Followed alldata's diagnostic tree and ended replacing ecm & prom. When I clear the codes and cycle the key to the on position I end up with 4 history c... Trouble codes: P0321, P1361 (IGNIITON CTRL TOGGLE ERROR Current Code), VAR10
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No communication VIN: 1G2NW52E7Y
All of the shop computers will not communicate with the car. Tested all power and grounds at the aldl. Checked continuity at all class 2 data lines that I can find. Disconnected all modules as per alldata. Itappears as if there is no communication at the class...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4351T
Car came in with oil leak. Front crank seal was leaking. removed belt and sprocket and replaced front seal,reinstalled belt and timed cams and crank sprockets. tried to start engine before installing covers and fans, engine would not start. Has no spark or fue...
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SEBG6851T
Legacy with a P0400 EGR code. Also has a P0304 misfire code. PO400 came first (we checked it when the light first came on and it was only code. We cleared and when they came back it had both stored. Found several posts indicating problems with the backpressure... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr), P0304 (Misfire)
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Head gaskets VIN: JF1SF63501
We have replaced the headgaskets on this engine 3 times and it continues to leak compression into the cooling system. We have had the heads plained and crack checked. We have used after market as well as OE head gaskets and new bolts. We checked the block for ...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L temp VIN: JS2GB41W01
First time I've had to post for help so bear with me. We replaced the engine in this vehicle last feb. We had this issue then. The temp comes up to specs while idling and around town, good heat, very little fluctuation. When you get it at highway speeds the te...
1972 Toyota LAND CRUISER 2366CC Clutch VIN: FJ40135687
Don't have the proper information on this old of a vehicle. This vehicle is in here for a clutch replacement (customer request) and it appears to have a plate directly in line with the input shaft. I am needing Land Cruiser techs to give me some info on this s...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3T3HPIOV5X
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L recode VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Car came in as no crank, blowing fuse to Comfort module. Replaced Comfort module and was able to start engine. Set three codes for throttle body. Tested throttle body - TPS no good. Replaced throttle body. Still setting two codes for throttle body. Tested all ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
This one came to us today with shift quality concerns. On the roadtest, the shift between 2nd and 3rd is as if it slips, then hits 3rd hard - once in 3rd, no slip and holds solid. A quick review of TSBs uncovers a TSB# 03-01 dated July 23, 2003. The TSB has to...
1976 Volvo 242 2.1L Clutch VIN: VC24545E10
Just replaced the Clutch disk,PP,TB,PB. Used a F&S kit(original volvo). Also got an exchange flywheel(allready resurfaced). My parts guy says that all 8 bolt volvo flywheels are the same. I miked the replacement and it was .015 fatter than the old one.Just wha...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L PS pump? VIN: YV1LZ5646W
Vehicle came in with various noises. Noise one was the carrier bearing on the right drive shaft. That noise is gone. Noise two is humming noise that only occurs when the vehicle is in drive. Although the noise is traveling through the rack it is noisiest at a ...
2000 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LT56D3Y
When the vehicle first came in we replaced an o2 sensor due to it's failure and on the test drive the engine oil light came on so we tested the engine oil pressure (manual test) and found it to be below specs.We removed the oil pan and found alot of sludge in ...

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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAFH8409G
Thank You, To the many fellow techs who responded with excellent suggestions. I must also mention that it seems as if some replies were made without reviewing all my data. This is not the first time I've noticed this. So, to those who suggested checking thin...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Stall VIN: 4USCH7325V
I thank all of you who read and the four techs who answered my call for help. Most of the replys were about the idle speed control valve. Thank you but a complete check of this system showed no problem and the auto would run and idle fine with mass air meter u...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L shift lock VIN: 1G4HR52L3S
shift interlock solinoid was bad,It was clicking but was'nt strong enough to disengage
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K3V
I would like to thank everyone who replied trying to help me with this Buick. Unfortantley I was unable to fix the cold start miss and lean code. Fuel pressure was 43 psi, pulse width was 4.1ms, map was 10' hg, compression averaged 158 psi, maf was 2475 hz, lf... Trouble codes: P171, P0300 (missfire detected).
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Air bag light on VIN: 2G4WS52J7Y
Hello and Thank You to all who replied to my question about this Buick.Allmost all of you said the same thing, to have the BCM reprogramed with a Tec 2.I don't have one at my shop, and struck out calling a couple of other Tecs,So I started calling Dealers.Most...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL133OL
hook volt meter to aldl terimals m and a read steady volts at 3.50 should vary o to 5 volts disconected ecm ohm 800 circuits to ecm, bcm, derm,ebcm and dic all ok. replaced ecm, re-ran voltmeter test voltage varys, clear codes road test ok. Trouble codes: E047, B0334.
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L vehicle speed VIN: 1G6KD5281R
I had got a few bad transmissions. All the shifts were commanded. I had the transmission rebuilt and is running great now. SOrry for the late close. I wanted to make sure everything came out right and no other problems were present. Thankx for all your help ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Surge VIN: 2GCEK19K4S
Thank you to all who responded. We did not fix this vehicle, the customer opted to let it go until the problem gets worse. It was so intermittent and so mild that it was sometimes hard to tell if it was acting up or not. I got several replies to this questio...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: 1GCGK29R5V
I had many replies to this help requist. The replies ranged from mechanical problems, valves seating, valve springs, pushrod problems, distributor cap cross fire, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump pressure problem, spark plugs, plug wires, but the majority sa...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
Thank you for all the help. We dropped the exhaust and test drove and everything was fine. We replaced the convertor and re-installed the exhaust. The final test drive was great. It runs like a brand new vehicle. Trouble codes: P0101, P1406.
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNEK13R2V
My manager can't contact the owner so we could'nt try anything else. Most replys said to check the heater core. Few said head gasket, cracked head or intake gaset leaking. Sorry that I could'nt verify. Thanks for all replys. If it comes in I will post a fix.
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22GX2
after reflashing pcm and recheck power and grounds, 2 replies stated to check for acid damage in connectors and wiring. the pcm is located underneath battery. battery and cable ends were very clean. did look closely for poor connections in terminals in both pc... Trouble codes: U1016, B2860, P0341, P0336.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23DX6
Thanks for the replies and info . the veh runs good after a drain and flush of the fuel system , also a fuel filt. change .just needed to verify that we didnt need to do more repairs thanks again
1990 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L odo VIN: 1B3XC46K1L
Thanks to all who replied. We ordered another used cluster. We will replace it again, but don't know how long until we recieve the 2nd cluster & when the customer will be able to reschedule.
1998 Dodge Dakota 5.2L abs VIN: 1B7GG22YOW
the problem endedd up being the stop light switch like most of you said. I apolgize for not being more specific about being rabs only. thank you for taking the time to help
1979 Ford F-150 Custom 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: F14MRFA835
Hello everyone. Sorry I have not gotten back on this one. The customer did not want to spend the cash to dig deeper one the problem. I agree with [...] that the problem is in the head area of being cracked. I talked with the customer about 1 week a...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F3R
Kudos to all those that mentioned injector/regulator O-rings! In fact, replacing the regulator 0-ring seemed to solve most (but not all) of the problem. We decided to pursue the matter a little further, and discovered #6 injector O-ring also seeping slightly...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FR05TY3W6
fix was a loose connection at the icm thanks anyway
1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP7367T
sorry for the long wait for this post but i wanted to make sure it was fixed. All i did was to remove the egr valve and start the engine and let it blow all the carbon chunks out of the system the customer hasent returned so im calling it a fix thanks to all t... Trouble codes: P0402.
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTZX1722W
I have not had this vehicle back yet, up till now here are the tech suggestions I have received. Two techs have had problems with harmonic balancers coming apart or slipping, two techs had a problem with iac motor causing idle too low, one tech suggests torque...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rack VIN: 1FAFP52U5W
car had vaps system, it appears that my front end guy was confused by the electrical connecters bolted to the rack for the O2 sensors, he assumed that they were for p/s pressure sensors. got a reman rack, cast # 96 bolted on line assy all good. thanx to all. J...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L noise in timing area VIN: 1FAFP53SXX
thank you for all the input. we pulled the timing covers and found that one of the tensioners was collasped we replaced both timing chains and tensioners and the noise is gone. thanks again
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMNU40L5Y
pulled valve cover bad tenioner broken guide installed new guide & tenioner starts no noise starts no noise thanks for all imputs
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hi psi oil pump VIN: 3FTNW21F9Y
I installed another high psi pump and a new ipr. the vehicle started immediatly after installing components. thanks to all who replied.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2FMZA514X1
I send both vehicles to the dealer,had to bite the bullet.They reprogramed the air bag computer on the focus.The windstar needed a new PCM,ALT,Battery,surprised they did not put in a new kitchen sink.Most post said these vehicles have had problems with the alt...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMZU77E82
Good morning everyone , thanks for all the replys they were great. it turn out to be the front hubs abs sensors which i replaced the whole hub and bearing it was much cheaper and easyer. my tech drove the truck down the street doing about 10 mph and watching t...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20F32
Thank you to all that replied. All your input along with my friendly Ford Dealers made this job a breeze. We elected to replace the 4 plugs on that bank along with the gasket.I also found from the post 'The Dieselmann' web site thanks to Patrick from tennessee... Trouble codes: P0673 (glowplug 3 circut).
1989 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L master cylinder? VIN: 1GTDK14K1K
Many thanks to all 17 who replied with advice. David from Ohio wins the big Cigar this time with information about the quick take up valve in the master cylinder and that just blocking the ports and checking for a hard pedaal is not a valid test on this one. T...
2005 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L engine VIN: 1GKEK13V85
The fix was the replacement of the engine. The block needed line boring. No one would touch this block. There was no question that the block was bent/twisted.Everytime we tried to tighten # 5 main, the engine would become very stiff. The new engine was easy to...
1993 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7646P
well finally got the car to die while i had the modis with me had no injector pulse from dist installed a dorman dist car is working fine now sorry it took so long to respond just wanted to make sure it was fixed thanks for all your help Trouble codes: 15 (problem in ignition output circuit).
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
Well, Thanks to Jeffrey [...] and his post. Even with the 175psi we removed the valve cover and inspected the exhaust cam. We found the cam had broken the alignment pin as described. We opted to replace the cam as the hole had been enlarged. Vehicle runs GREAT...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Check Engine Lite VIN: JM1TA2224T
After checking all connectors and testing shift solenoid.I pulled TCM and sent off to be tested,really no problem found.I rolled the dice and changed TCM with a rebuilt unit.Drove the car for three days,no light.Deliverd car and its been gone for two days,no l...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2ZU52P9X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. And ECM fixed this one right up. I referred this one to the dealer and the customer notified us that an ECM did the trick. We recieved a few repsonses regarding the crank sensor... Thanks, Ron
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L clock VIN: 1ZWFT61L62
Thanks to all who replied. We did reset the clock according to the manual before I made the post. I told the customer to take it to a dealer for repair & that it was not related to the work we performed. I doubt that I will hear back from them because 1)It was...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3XC5787N
Hi Gruop! I'm sorry about the late post but I thought that I had already responded!!! This did turn out to be the Crank sensor. It would run poorly for longer and longer periods until we were able to catch it in the act. Thanks for the 3 replies. Mark
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L4Y
The Idle Air Control valve was found to be at fault, whatever the induction service did, caused the IAC to not function properly. A dealer IAC motor replaced to old unit and the car no longer had any other issues (namely the Mil light) So the problem was fixed... Trouble codes: P1400 (Manifold pressure differently sensor).
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4A3AC44G91
Thanks to all that replied, the posts gave me 3 areas to confirm(transmission, Engine & Mounts) The relieving of pressure off the mtr mounts was well received and tried. The vibration was still there so after eliminating the mounts and engine balance shaft tha...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WP55219
Well, I think it is time to call this one fixed. Faulty crank sensor appears to be the culprit. Received many replies that suggested Ignition module, wiring issues and ignition switch. Tried replacing ignition module, but this did not cure the problem. Inspect...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Heater Box VIN: 1G2WK52J82
Thanks for all the quick response to my plea for help. I think it is fixed, it passed our test in the shop. We glued (weater stip adhesive)the OE seal under the wiper cowl back in place and put a bead of black silicone under the the wiper (cowl) cover as most ...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SFG3521
Doesn't seem to be much information on this system at all. From the few archived posts I found, collapsed hoses is the usual problem, but not on this one. Here is what I found searching the web: “An air assist injector solenoid valve was added to 2000 Legacy a...
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