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1983 BMW 733i 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: VBAFF8403D
Ok to start off I came in only twards the tail end of this repair so alot of my information on the vehicle and previous repairs. Before I got here: Vehicle was brought in for excesive consumption of fuel, hesitation on acceleration, and no hot start, all probl...
1992 BMW 735i 3.5L (Anti-Spin Control) VIN: WBAGB4317N
Hey folks! I've got this Beemer here which has been having an issue with the ASC system for at least the last 3 years. This vehicle belongs to me, I purchased it from a family member who bought it used back in November '02 with 116K on the clock from the secon...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Electrical VIN: 3G5DA03E72
Customer brought vehicle in with complaint of while driving or turning corners, the interior and exterior lights and accessories with flash on and off (like they are loosing their connections), it has happened a few times and I cannot get it to do it again whi...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W85
We have a 1995 Blazer 4.3 that came in for not running issues, customer stated that he has already changed the fuel pump relay (claims it would get real hot)and it would work for awhile then quit. We installed a new relay and checked all grounds and the truck ... Trouble codes: P1221 (Fuel Pump Low Volts)
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15R6W
Van came in with code for fuel tank press sensor volt low. Use tech 2 to check data value a little over 7.5 inh20. sensor has 5.0 volt ref and good ground to it, but will not produce a signal when hooked up. After a lot of testing I realized that I could get a... Trouble codes: P0452 (Fuel tank press sensor low voltage)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L head lights VIN: 1GNCS13WXX
was told there 2 relays found 1 in fuse box under hood its good
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No drive front wheel VIN: 1GCEK19TXX
Hi All, I need some help with this one. When in four wheel drive there is not any drive from the front wheels. It will shift from 2Hi to 4Hi without any issues but just not any drive from the front wheels. The lights on the push buttons on the dash are working...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L security VIN: 1GCEK14W5Y
This vehicle came to us as a no start, security light flashing. It had a code P1631. We replaced the ignition lock cylinder and the PassLock case that surounds it. We cleared the code and after relearning the truck started and we sent it on its way. Two days l...
2001 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR52291
Hi guys, This little Metro came in on the hook with the customer stating that it stalled with her while driving and wouldn't start. After checking everything we noticed that the injectors weren't operating. They have power to them but apparently they aren't ...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J13
car came in about 4 months ago with a no start.after checking found bad crank sensor. drove approx 4500 miles and would not start after overnight.check all normal things and we are not getting injector fire but we do have plug fire.we have checked cam and cran...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L blower resistor VIN: 3C3EL55H9Y
This car has cooked 2 blower resistors in the last month, Mopar part # 1-[...]. I Googled the part # and found out this is common failure, but did not find any solution. Anyone ever fix this fault on this car? Thanks for your help, I need it.
1983 Dodge Diplomat Salon 3.7L No Start VIN: 2B3BG26KXD
I'm writing this on behalf of a fellow tech who's been struggling with this for a few days now.Mitchell shows something different (eng code doesn't match)and as far as I can tell the engine is all original. Vehicle came in on tow truck crank no start.Started...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L a/c controls, rear wiper controls VIN: 1B4GP54G4W
when you firdt start the vehicle, the indicator lights for the air conditioning, recycle air, rear wiper, rear wiper cleaner will blink on and off for about the first 10-15 minutes of driving, after that, all the above mentioned lights will stay off until you ...
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
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14N0L
This truck runs very rich, as you can see 85+ psi fuel pressure. I took the return off of the rail, I couldn't blow back through the line. I traced the blockage all the way back to the pump assy. I could push air through it with the shop air, but it seemed to ...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L battery VIN: 1FACP40M4P
Hi everybody, what I have here is a customer states he installed 2 batteries in this beast in the matter of 3-4 weeks and it goes dead on him in few days.First time I've seen this car for this issue. I checked alt. with my scope, it occasanally drops out on th...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.0L reverse and idle speed VIN: 1FTEF25NXS
hi everyone, i have this Ford pick up thats doing some thing real strange. The owner complained of a transmission shifting problem but could not properly express himself so i drove the vehicle and what i found was that when put into reverse it would make the e...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
Heat blows cold air. The repair manual shows several checks that do not seem to apply. What I see is 1)no vacuum at the heater control valve, 2)A/C compressor comes on when heater control knob on dash is in any position, 3)what looks like a vacuum resovor in r...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F8T
ok i need some help from the diesel guys out there, i don't normally work on these. i have a code p1294, ran flow charts and only have 1.3 volts at pin c going to injectors on left bank with koeo. checked all wiring going from idm to connectors and all wiring ... Trouble codes: P1294
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N3T
car was towed in put on computor and codes were misfire all the cly that are mising are on one bank.the one next to fire wall. the car will start but is hard to keep runing. has anyone seen this before.have not run any test yet.those back cly hard top get to.w... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 9991547845
have an odd one here.you guys (and girls) have been very helpful in the past so here goes.1998 ford tauras 3.0 v6.replaced heater core saturday night due to no heat.now has good heat out vents and floor,but warmish to cool out defrost.hot air motor operating/n...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L6W
truck comes in once a week with mill light on code po452 in history. fule tank presure reading normal at 2.75v. have been unable to duplicate prooblem in shop Trouble codes: P0452
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
this ford taurus has a problem with no or very hard start when the engine is cold we have changed the coolant temp sensor pluigs & wires fuel filter if we hold the gas pedal part way down it will stumble then eventually start any help thanks dave
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
Hello all you diesel tech's.I am having a problem with this thing.Very strange problem,vehicle will not start sometimes when cold.When this happens the IDM relay will turn on and off rapidly.Also, the wait to start,and water in fuel light turns on and off at t... Trouble codes: P0603
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Customer states that MIL light comes on whenever they put ethanol in this thing. Run straight gas it is ok, put ethanol init and it trips the check engine light. Sorry, I forgot what the code is. But, Has anyone seen this before on a flex fuel vehicle?
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTNW20FOY
hey yall, need some help w/this one first of all i dont know much about deisel. the truck came in with a complant of no power. i drove the truck about 30mi before it acted up the it lost all power wouldent hardly go 20 mph.i have a p1211 but no cel and i dont ... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector controler pressure higher/lower than normal)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10V9Y
truck came in with PO102 code and complaint of dieing when hot weather. checked fue pres. found erratic. reset codes and After replacing fuel pump drove unit out light came on code PO102 again CLEANED CONECTIONS NO GOOD COMPUTER DOESNT READ ANYVOLTAGE FROM MAF... Trouble codes: P0102
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 4-wheel drive VIN: 1FMZU77E81
Hello I got this 2001 explorer that will not shift from 2-wheel drive into 4-drive. The lights on the dash do not light up and no engagement is happening. I have checked the switch and there is pwer present at the motor. But no switching of power when the knob...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4 Wheel Drive VIN: E21UC85795
Customer brought vehicle into shop yesterday saying 4 wheel drive not working. I brought vehicle into shop and verified 4 wheel drive to be inop. When you move the switch the indicators on the dash do not light up and the transfercase motor does not energize. ...
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Steering Gear VIN: 1FMNU40L73
Let me say that this is an excellent forum and you guys are great. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and any input would be greatly appreciated. This is for all the Ford techs, the problem we are having with this vehicle is that there is poor ret...
1993 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L Knocking VIN: 1Y1SK5362P
This car has a light knock on light accel only. If the knock starts and you accelerate, the knock stops. It acts like a lazy knock sensor, if that is even possible. With the high miles, I'm worried that it may be internal engine noise. I was hoping for some in...
1991 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2DEG25K9M4
hey guys, we have been working on and off on this van for a couple weeks. initially on start up the van runs like the converter is plugged up, very underpowered, and sometimes backfires. the fuel flow was was way under spec. so we checked the fuel filter (extr...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 4 wheel high VIN: 1GKDT13W3T
Wife came home during last storm and said 4 wheel drive won't engage. Hit 4 wheel high button and light will flash then flip back to 2 high. Hit 4low and you can hear front axle engage and it does work. Checked codes and pulled code 2-Encoder fault. I do a goo...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L main relay, ecm VIN: 1HGCB7570N
Hi Honda pros! Car stalled on freeway and arrived on hook. Cranks, no start. Customer reports that check engine light does not come on with key now (diagnostic check at start-up), but always has before. I noticed with KOEO that the check engine light flashes d...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L head bolt VIN: 4S2CK58DXY
hello all. we are putting a new head gasket on this rodeo and have reached the torque bolts stage. alldata call out that the spec is 18 ft/lb+90+90+90. This seems really, really high. Can anyone confirm that this is correct? or supply a more correct torque lev...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4EZ58S8T
I have this jeep that on occasions dies out.It will start right back up with no problems.I have searched the archieves for similar problems and seen alot of problems with the crank sensors so I went and installed a new one and still it cut out.I also changed t... Trouble codes: 351 (coil primary circuit)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258S7X
Hi friends, we got a 1999 Jeep, grand cherokee,(4.0L). hard code P0123. on scanner TPS VALUE AT IDLE is 4.88 volt. I used my fluke voltmeter,and unplug the TPS terminal and here it is my measurments: volt between supply and sensor ground is 5.20 volt between ... Trouble codes: P0123
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT6HF10U7X
hello techs i got this car back today with low idle complaint in the morning it idles about 700 in the morning cleaned throttle body in about 3 weeks ago. it worked fine at that time but same problem. no dtcs found any helps would be appreciated thanks
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
feel it skip when give it gas. feel it good on the road and accelerate. coil had been replaced before but plug had not. this is coil on plug design. we replaced coil and boot and plug. we used an autolite plug, heard someone say it needs to be motorcraft only?... Trouble codes: P0306
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BJ2212Y
This came in on towing. Cranks but doesn't start, fuel pressure and injector pulse ok, shows rpm on scanner while cranking, no spark at coils, one spark on crank start, then nothing, all sensors look ok on scanner, ready to try ecm, but would like to know if I... Trouble codes: P1345
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D0N
Vehicle came in for unrelated problem. While trying to pull codes (per alldata) jumped pin 5 to pin 1 with engine running. Next we jumped pin 1 to pin 4 with engine running, engine then stopped. The diagnostic connector that we jumped is located at the left fe...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF652YB
hello everyone out there: i have an e-class that's giving me a hard time. first a brief hist. on it; customer went to dealer complaining of a misfire. they scanned it and found misfire codes on cyl's 2 and 4. so they replaced the spark plugs and the plug wires... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl2 twc damage), P0305 (misfire cyl5 twc damage), P0306 (misfire cyl6 twc damage)
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No shifts VIN: 1MELM50U2S
Hello all, Does anybody know what the normal cold weather shift strategy is for the AX4S? Does it disable TCC, 4th or even 3rd in cold weather? I have a customer with a AX4S that we overhauled a month ago. The splines on the torque converter for the oil pump...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L 02 sensor harness VIN: 4N2DN11W7T
This is a relative easy one.. but would like some input. Iam in the process of replacing the rear 02 (after cat). However, all the sensors i have been getting are integrated with a long harness (approx 2.5feet) with a rubber boot. This would tell me that the c...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L engine VIN: 1G3NL12F82
cust states vehicle will just stall when coming to a stop. tech checked for codes and found none. charging syst. checks ok. we havehad vehicle for a week now. tech has driven the vehicle home and can't duplicate problem. was pulling out od shop this am and it ...
1992 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L No Start, Flooding VIN: 1G2FS23T0N
Hi guys, We towed this one in after the customer gave up on it. It had stalled on them and wouldn't start. They installed new spark plugs, dist. cap and rotor. What else they tried to do is anyone's guess. We first checked for fuel and spark. Fuel pressure a...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L all shifts VIN: 1G2NW15M35
Hey guys, thanks in advance for any and all help. I am NOT a trans guy but I've got 20 yrs experience in all other facets of auto repair. This car was in a wreck in the front end. The customer brought it to me with a harsh upshift from 1-2 and no 3rd or 4th af...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52M4W
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L thermostat VIN: WPOAA0941D
engine runs hot. found t-stat not opening (lower hose cold). replaced thermostat,no change. removed t-stat and checed both old and new opening temps, both open at about 80 celsius. replaced radiator, no change. removed water pump and inspected, no problem foun...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Brake Booster VIN: YS3DF58K4Y
Thank you in advance for your help. This car uses an auxillary mechanical vauum pump in addition to a vacuum line from the intake manifold to supply vacuum to the brake booster. Somehow the booster is getting engine oil in it causing the booster to fail. There...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55K8Y
I have a Saab 93 here with an unusual condition. When the car is started the idle flares up to around 2500 rpm. and hangs there for several seconds, then slowly returns to normal. The idle at this point is very rough even for a Saab which usualy don't idle too...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L no other symtoms VIN: 4T1GK13E5R
Hello. Sudden acceleration is back, or at least that's what my customer states. While attempting to park, the vehicle shot forward and was unable to be stopped with the brake pedal. It jumped the curb and hit another vehicle. And of course we can find nothing ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 1st gear VIN: JT3VN39WR0
This vehicle was brought to us after the transfer case was overhauled & drum assembly replaced due to the sealing rings wearing grooves in the drum.Now when you start the engine and pull out the engine revs & trans slips until it shifts into the next gear.Afte...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Vehicle fuel filling VIN: 1NXBR12E2W
Hi All, Thanks for taking a look here. This vehicle has problem in the fuel filling system. No matter how empty(or full), the pump at the gas station Won't allow the car to fill up without "clicking". In other words, it takes forever to fill an empty tank. E...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L ABS/Traction VIN: JT3HN86R52
We don't see a lot of Toyota vehicles out here and we are really scratching our heads over this one. Customer states that when they pulled in their driveway, the brake warning light came on, also the ABS & VCS/Trac lights. Then the truck stalled. They said it ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L cruise control VIN: 3VWRF01H5S
customers states that cruise control will operate for few seconds then shut down or will not operate at all,tried another instrument cluster,module,vacuum pump,tested both the clutch and brake switches.all fuses are ok dont know what else to check on this car
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSC29M5X
heres what we have, this thing will idle good, and will drive okay once speed is obtained. on acceleration this thing will bog almost to a stop, rpm will not go over 1500 rpm. in nuetral it will rev on light acceleration but during wot it will bog, backfire th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple mis fire), P0301 (cylinder 1 mis fire), P0304 (cylinder 4 mis fire)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JZ2W169324
Hi All, This is a 1.6L 4 Cyl engine, a small but happy revving engine. Vehicle came in for an erratic idle (only when cold) complain. Got the firts code (Fuel system- Too lean) and sure enough there was a great vacuum leak. Repaired that, idling problem stil... Trouble codes: 16555 (P0171 - System too Lean), 16556 (P0172 - System Too Rich)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Vechile is making hissing noise seems to be coming from drive belt area. What could be causing this?
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5555V
Vehicle came in with MIL light on, code 232, customer said she could hear intermittent sucking sound. Checked archives, looked and found torn vacuum fittings, flame trap missing, associated vacuum line missing. Replaced flame trap pieces, replaced all leaking ... Trouble codes: 232 (Long Term Fuel Trim Idling)

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L inop VIN: WAVED68D4W
Thanks for all the help guys. turns out it was the cruise control module. the first one we recieved was a bad part. so after we racked our brains and repeated every test known to man, we got another one and it took care of it. so
1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUED6802W
hey guys, thanks alot for all the info, the customer is not able to return until january and I will need to close this without a true fix. I will repost after the customer returns. I did check the brake switch by pinch the hose while activating the pump but no...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L door lock VIN: WBADD6326W
found a bad wire in the door jam and repaired. Thanks for the help in locating the module.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD632XW
sorry guys this one was towed out and havent gotten any info back yet i will try to post when i get it
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBABN334X1
Thanks to every one who took the time to respond. The vehicle is still not fixed as it will need a wire loom. We knew this vehicle was in an accident, what we did not know was the extent. It turns out that it had a new front clip fitted(entire front, wheel arc...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBABM5348Y
Sorry for the delay in closing, it would take a while for the problem occur, so I was waiting to hear from the customer. As of replacement of the crankcase vent valve, the problem has not re-occured. Old valve seemed fine, held vacuum, but there was some oil p... Trouble codes: 242 (Cylinder 5 Misfire), 146 (No Description).
1987 Buick Century 2.8L forward gears
Thanks for all the input. It seems the majority opinion is that the forward seal are bad and that the transmission should be rebuilt. I adjusted some prices to make this more affordable to my customer and she agreed to have the work done. Transmission is at th...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GBHC34KXS
This truck has not been back for repairs! Recieved many replies on possible fixes for this problem.Unfortunatly we're not able to try them yet.Some suggestions are:brake hoses(been replaced),rear brakes no applying evenly,calipers(replaced twice),ABS,worn susp...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfercase VIN: 1GCGK24U2Y
We found excessive internal wear in the transfercase due to lack of lubrication. Pump had worn a small pin-hole on the case, letting a lot of the fluid out. We fixed the problem by replacing the transfercase with a rebuilt unit. Thanks for all the help guys!
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Transfer case VIN: 1GCGK29U41
Well this one is fixed and down the icy roads. I got 6 very good replied from Dave, T.Kevin, Jeff, Phil, Felipe, and Nick all of whom had suggestions that we double checked as far as we could without actually removing the shift motor/encoder before making our ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Unknown VIN: 1GCHC23G41
I forgot to mention that I had already checked the drivesahft splines, and so I got many replys saying to check this. The correct fix came from Stephentbred. He said the whine and the trans delay are normal and the thump was not and said to service the differe...
2002 Chevrolet C6500 3126CC No Start VIN: 1GBJ6H1C42
I recieved some basic good info. The intake heater is pcm controlled, the 2 small wires one should be 12v the other ground (from a controller). The controller is under the intake and do go bad. I will be getting back to this truck soon. I plugged it in to get ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L brake pedal VIN: 1GCJK39264
Thanks to all that replied to my help request. We decided to install a new hydroboost unit from GM. Customer is currently driving the vehicle and we are waiting to hear back to see if new hydroboost unit has fixed his situation. It has been almost 2 weeks sinc...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XY66RXL
First of all I want to apoligize for leaving out a vital part of info in my original post. I had tested the crank sensor and replaced it and the pcm as per the test for a no start. I still had no crank signal. This vehicle has no anti theft system. I simply fo... Trouble codes: 41 (Alternator Shorted feild coil circuit).
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: IC3EJ56HSV
Thanks to those who replied. Found system was stuck in theft mode. Body controller would power up fuel & then shut fuel off. Sent to dealer to have bcm reprogrammed, found had to have bcm & pcm replaced. Tow truck driver tried to jump start vehicle when custom... Trouble codes: B00DY, B00DY.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L ride control VIN: 2C8GP64L42
First let me thank all who responded to this one.As it turns out chrysler has a problem with the sway bushings.They had 20,000 of these bushings on back order. Finally got a pair and installed them on the vehicle,rattle gone!Thanks again,Tommy
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3ES42Y3V
Thanks to all who replied, I finally heard from the customer and he told me that the symptom has only occured twice since he has had the back, and not as bad either so he is going to drive it the way it is. He said ' I hate the car and I aint spendin no mo tha...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2422Y
thanks for all the ideas and help , this being a lease vehicle we can not get an ok to r/r intake and check that injector, its going back to ford joe Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0303.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Starts out in 4th Gear VIN: 1FMZ473X5Y
I had recieved 7 replys to this request, most suggesting either solenoid or valve body spacer gasket problems. Turns out, the salvage yard where the transmission was purchased did not want us to try to repair it, they supplied another trans which worked fine. ...
1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Fuel Gauge VIN: 2CNBJ1861S
The replies that we received talked of a problem with the fuel tank sending unit. We would like tha opportunity to remove fuel tank & check sending unit and wiring to sending unit in fuel tank. My customer does not want to spend the money on the vehicle t this...
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W9P
I should have trusted my instinct on this one because you techs who suggested the Ignition Module were right on the money (thanks Laneard [...].). As always the first thing I did was go to Alldata and research what could give me spark and...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMBA534OG
Well,we have tried everything that all of you suggested and we we're unable to repair this condition so we had to give the vehicle back to the customer and told them we would keep triing to lacate any information related to this problem.we still thank everyone...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hydraulic System VIN: CD5635TA26
Hello all! First, I want to personally thank the 18 members who took time to send me their suggestions for the '96 Honda Brake problem. All suggestions were great; made sense and I checked each one. Though I didn't find a 'smoking gun' I am confident it is fix...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6340W
Well, the Civic appears to be well now- the muffler shop questioned some frayed oxygen sensor wires (nicks in the insulation during their replacement job) and replaced the upstream O2- this didn't even correspond with cat efficency code!?!? But the customer sa... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency low).
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L RPM high when shift VIN: 1HGCG554XW
Sorry for coming down to the wire, I almost forgot to close this properly. The vehicle is 'fixed'. I actually never found a cause for this. I did find a hose that went from the IAC to the intake manifold at the head near the injectors and is manifold vacuum. I...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18614
great info group! i was working in the totally wrong area, due to incorrect dignoisic trouble tree from my web based info program, and if i had been famillar with the honda vtech system i would have known that. seems this code is set when vtech oil pressure di... Trouble codes: P1259.
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45DX1
All of the responses were appreciated and helpful. Not being able to pinpoint the problem, I did everything. I pulled the fuel pump and made sure that all connections were clean and tight. I cleaned and tightened the battery and cable connections. I also made ...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cam timing VIN: SAJDA24624
Thanks for the help guys. The reason the miss was random is because I found the missfire was due to a lean condition caused by the mass air flow sensor. The thing that tipped me off to it was the car hesitated just enough to notice when cold start all the time...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L stays at open loop VIN: 1J4FJ58L6K
thanks for the reply guys the problem was in the relay i swiwtched the a/c relay and o2 relay and went to closed loop right away
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L abs light on VIN: 1J4GW48N81
Thabks to those replied. I did find connector c107, at left kick panel, but also found wiring problem in dash wiring somewhere, so instead of pulling entire dash, I did mention this was a used car dealer's truck, I decided to splice wire from power distributio...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L master cylinder??? VIN: JM1FC3329J
A very big thanks to all that replied. We stepped back and pretended that we had never seen the car before, started from scratch again. We just could not understand why the problem came all of a sudden after replacement of master by other shop. It did not make...
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA221XX
Thank you for all your assistance! We removed the throttle body and found a fine layer of gunk, cleaned and road tested, no more egr code. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L power steering pump VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Delay fix due to customer scheduling problem. Thanks for the replies with most referencing a screen in the reservoir that becomes restricted, however this one has the reservoir on the pump which was new. The noise was classic low or aerated fluid type pump sou...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51A9Y
Thanks to all that replied to this post and as it looks,the water pump may be the culprit. I am not sure if the impeller is plastic or not and all other replys were things that i have done. Mon am came in and car is gone off the lot!! Thought someone stole car...
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN52K5T
Many of you wrote to tell me to check the grounds including: Rusty from Massachusetts, Alfred from Florida, Bill from Arkansas, Art from Illinois, and Jake from Minnesota. This is exactly what I have done. Only time will tell if this car is repaired properly. ...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Wipers do not park VIN: 1GHDX03E3Y
Thanks to al the Techs that replied to this post. from the replies I gather that the tab on the bracket actuates the cam when the motor turns in reverse to park. Some stated that they have seen this tab bent down, I suspect from a cam that is binding. The prob...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP44R6V
Thanks to all that replied, t.kevin from ohio had the right idea it was the crank sensor, I can not explain why, it scoped perfect had the right air gap, but I figured what the heck , so I installed a new sensor, cleared codes started van, miss was gone and no... Trouble codes: P0352 (ignition primary circut 2).
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Wipers VIN: 2P4FP2534V
Robert supplied some good info on testing the mux switch. The other replies while good were the same as I had read on other help requests and have not helped my problem. I have not called the customer back yet as I do not have enough info to be confident I cou...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G2WP5219W
Well, the customer has declined the repair on this one. I did find information regarding the wiring harness to the transmission being too short causing the harness to be under stress as the engine torque moves the transmission in the cradle mounts. It seams th...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L no power VIN: 1G2WP52K6Y
Sorry All, I have been in touch with the customer and it has never happened again.. No idea what the cause was and with these cold temps we at the shop thought it might happen ... it didn't. Thanks for all your responses. John
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