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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADD6324W
I have a mis fire on #3, We replaced plugs 2 weeks ago and also 2 coil boots due to leaking from the boots. It has come back with a mis fire on #3 and we have no spark, I swapped coils and still no spark, I grounded to the coil attach bolt holes to ensure a gr...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8322W
Vehicle came back again for same codes. Don't have a scope to read cam sensor pattern.Doesn't seem to have any driveability issues other than mil light on.Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 112 (cam sensor), 139 (output stage map cooling), 183 (evap small leak)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABJ8332X
Hello,I have this 1999 BMW 323I convertible,with an airbag code 024.The problem is getting a code description and repair info for all of BMW airbag codes.ALLDATA lists absolutely nothing on airbag.Where or what can I purchase to define and repair these codes?I...
1988 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54C4J
Hello all, This Buick is a crank, no-start intermittently. Sometimes it will start and then stall after a few seconds or several minutes. It does not matter if it is hot or cold. When it runs, it runs fine. I already know I am losing injector pulse during the ...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L mileage odometer VIN: 2G4WD54L1M
this car has the digital dash, everything works properly except the odometer, which is the conventional type little wheels that go round , not digital...speedo measures correctly but odometer doesn't add up any miles...is this an ecm problem, since obviously i...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L turn signals VIN: 1G6CD53B9N
I have this 92 Cad that keeps burning up the flasher for turnsignals.We have check & replace necc sockets that looked bad & doubled checked to make sure the right bulbs are in. We have been using A c delco sf323 flasher. If anyone can help I would appreciate i...
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L ebcm,lateral sensor codes VIN: 3GYFK66N73
customer states that it has a mind of its own and intermittently goes on and off. shows all sensors are working within specs and cannot get it to duplicate the problem. the only abnormal reading is from the wheel speed sensors. with vehicle at rest it shos 3mp...
1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L brake light VIN: 1GCBS14E3K
brake light wont go off.its not a e brake malfunction.its not a pressure switch problem..???
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G1FP32P6T
Hello everybody. I've got a Z28 that doesn't seem to want to get repaired. The vehicle came in w/ a spark plug blown out of the l/s head, 2nd from rear cylinder. Customer didn't want to chance a helicoil, so we ordered a reman head from Clearwater Cylinder Hea...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32GOX
I have ahard codeof po412. I think that either the air solinoid relay is missing or it is not where alldata says it's located. According to the wiring diagram for this car, it has 2 relays. One is the air pump relay #33 and the solenoid relay is #40. I put a r... Trouble codes: P0412
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Idle Air Control Motor VIN: 1G1JC5241Y
IAC motor is inoperative and stuck in the fully closed position causing engine to immediately die after starting. Ignition and fuel is all there, and it runs great if you keep your foot in the gas a bit, but otherwise will die. During testing, the IAC randomly...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L engine
Hello, Sorry about not having the VIN handy, posting this from home. This vehicle came in with an oil leak concern. It is a VIN 8 , 1.8l toyota engine. Replaced head gasket and intake cam actuator due to sticking condition about mid turn through the 21 degree...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W91
Thanks for checking this one out. Help! This truck originally came in with a complaint of a misfire. We performed a maint. tune-up and replaced ignition wires and it seemed to take care of problem. Not long after, truck came back in with the complaint of misfi...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L starter elect. VIN: 1GCHK29U92
truck came in with an starter enguagement problem . the vech after started just sitting or going down the road the starter will just enguage for a few seconds it is worse when it is cold or damp . again this is a manual trans vech an has no add on equiptment ....
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B7KM26CON
This transfer case makes a rattle or knock type sound under load accel or decel in 2 wheel drive, but when it is in 4 wheel drive with the hubs locked the noise is almost gone!! It is a new process 205 bullet proof?? I dissasembled it and the only problem foun...
1992 Dodge Dynasty LS 3.3L no start VIN: 1B3XC56R1N
Vehicle came in on the hook. Checked for fual pressure, found none. Tested pump and found no power to fuel pump, however, during testing, power came on and car started. Let the customer take the car and guess what? Back on the hook! Swapped out both the ASD re...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47C4S
This neon has a cyl going dead randomly. It only happens to cyl. 1 & 4. Not at the same time. It seems to happen on throttle tip in and sometimes at idle. Car will work fine under heavy acceleration. Have read old archives about problems with the wiring harnes... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Misfire VIN: 387HC13Z8V
Here's another one gang. I would like to thank all who help in advance. Vehicle came in with a running poor complaint. Our tech pulled some plugs, looked at the cap. All parts needed to be replaced. After test driving, vehicle still running the same. We checke... Trouble codes: 300 (Multiple Misfires), 304 (4 Cyl Misfire Detected)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No oil pressure
The customer says at times the oil pressure will drop to 0 psi and the check gauges light comes on, then returns to normal. Also sometimes it will drop and won't return to normal for a while of driving. He says that he has really noticed it doing it when turni...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Daytime Running Lights VIN: WD2YD74253
Vehicle came in for taillights and brakelights not working properly. Left rear brake light bulb was incorrect and partially melted the taillight assembly. The left rear brake lights were no functioning. Got a new taillight assembly and new bulbs (from the deal...
2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Gas gage drops VIN: 1D7HL389N9
Intermittently with no notice, the Low fuel bell will chime and the gas gage will drop to empty. Check engine light will come on. After shutting the engine off and re-starting the fuel gage will return to normal, however the check engine light will stay on unt...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L leak? VIN: WD2YD74243
Hello, I have a Dodge Sprinter in the shop with a suspected fuel leak however we have little experience with these trucks. What I see is a hose in the left front fenderwell with a box on the end of it and at times it will expell smoke/steam(?) and with it come...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Park Lights VIN: 1FDJE37HXR
ok here goes i think im missing something fundimental. this is a box van last night (or just noticed last night) the van came in with just the left side able to blink front and rear, 1 park light left front, all of the box lights inop, and 1 brake light workin...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L 4wd light VIN: 2FTEF14N8T
Truck goes into and out of 4wd but indicator will not light. This truck has push button 4wd.Has manual hubs.
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4049V
i don't have any confidence that the o2s fixed the car,fuel trim still shows rich condition,fuel pressure is 31psi at idle,i am going to attach fuel pressure guage and run another drive cycle to see if mil illuminates,maf appears to be alright,not sure,it was ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L long crank time VIN: 1FTNF20F9X
This truck has a long crank time after sitting overnite. We found oil level very low in resevoir. We checked for leaking injectors per Ford but checked ok. We put shop air to cylinders heads and no leaks heard. I was told low pressure pump wont cause this sinc... Trouble codes: P0470
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, hard start cold VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
Vehicle will be hard to start. The motor will crank over but wont start first try. My amp gauge is broke so after it started I went down street and used vat tester on glow plugs and with oil temp unhooked it was pulling at first 165 amps and tapered down to 40...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Hello fello techs. I am hoping someone can help me. I am diagnosing this windstar for another shop. Initially the van came in with a code po174 p0175 . I searched the archives and most said to replace intake gaskets , plenum gaskets and isolator bolts. This ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP45VOX
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertable. The customer complains of randomly not being able to start the vehicle. He has replaced the battery 3 times so far. After doing a preliminary inspection, I have f...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP34YW2
This Ford Focus has been in 3 thimes for a no start situation. Every time it starts right up when it gets to the shop. The engine cranks but, will not start according to the customer. I have pulled code B2159, remote personalization out put circuit short to B+...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L oil pressure VIN: 4F2YU09161
Hello all, This car came in with oil press light flickering at idle. it sounded ok, so I changed the pressure sensor. The light is still on. I checked the pressure, it was 14-18 lbs at idle. The book spec says it should have 45 lbs at 450 rpms. obviously low. ...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56451
car came in two weeks ago for check engine light on found code p0171 &p0174 found vacuum leak at pcv tube and fuel pressure regulator line was full of oil found baro reading low on mas so change those 3 things car came back today found hook up smoke machine an...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTNX21S7I
This trans came in for no 2nd. I tore this down and found a destroyed int diode. I replaced int drum, sprag and clucthes with old style. My problem now is no reverse and delayed 3rd and 4th. When I first started out reverse worked fine but as it warmed up I lo...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive VIN: 1FTNW21F91
When driving along in Overdrive, this truck will all of a sudden drop out of overdrive and the overdrive light will start to flash. If you push the overdrive button, the light continues to flash and when you release the button it still flashes. This is an E4OD...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Alt VIN: 1FAFP34Z73
This car was towed into our shop with dead battery,charged battery and check charging system. Checked for codes, had P0622. Checked system using Mitchells flow chart, did all tests down to disconnecting battery and alternator and checking ohms between Batt-Sen...
1999 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTFG25W3X
towed in flooded, crankcase equal mix of fuel and oil. changed plugs, new oil and filter. when trying to start vehicle backfires, fires randomly. any suggestions would be apprecieted. thanks Dave
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L engine VIN: 2GTEK19T31
Customer complaint is start/stall then has to try numerous times to start.Customer also noted that when it will not start dash lights,and odometer do not power while cranking.The only light on is the battery light while cranking.Have not been able to recreate ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7663M
Hello fellow techs, Ive ran into another one of the dreaded code 43 Hondas and this one is a nightmare. This car is running so rich I dont know how it manages to idle. The problem occurs as soon as it started and doesnt get any better as it warms up. Ive repla... Trouble codes: 43 (testing and results)
1991 Infiniti M30 3.0L engine VIN: JNXHF16C7M
Car was towed in - complaint is that it cranks but does not start. Check engine does not illuminate. Red LED in ECU does not illuminate. ECU relay is OK, fuse is OK, engine cranks over fine all the time. Sometimes the lights will light and the car will then c...
1993 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S1CL11LXP
Vehicle came to us with an state emissions test failure. High CO and HC. Checked for codes as CEL was on. Code 21 for problem with MAP sensor came up. Attempted to check duty cycle at test wire on right inner fender. Could not get a duty cycle reading-pegged a... Trouble codes: 21 (map sensor signal inncorrect)
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L boot VIN: 1JCML7816J
hi i need to replace the trans shift lever boot on a 5spd. it is the boot that screws to the floor and fits around the shift lever below the extension. i can not figure out how to get the shifter extension of. there are no bolts or roll pins that i can see. is...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L door locks & interior lights VIN: 1J4FX58S5W
Good evening Techs, Got this possessed Jeep that while driving the door locks will cycle up and down with no particular rythym and the interior lights will also cycle on and off in syn with the power door locks. Any direction would be greatley appreciated. Ron
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 high tps volt, on scanner TPS VALUE AT IDLE is 4.88 volt. 3 years ago I had the same problem with another jeep it was SHORTED CLOCKSPRING. I guess iam not lucky at this time i did disconnect... Trouble codes: P0123
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1258T
Intermittently at a idle engine will start running very lean, idle stumbles and randomly will stall. installed a used air flow meter, made no difference. EFI temp sensor is working with proper coolant temp. Injector pulse seems normal. we do not have a great d...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L pump VIN: 1YVGE31B2P
Car came in with excessive noise from pump and reservoir was overflowing.Seems to only happen when on cold start up.Replaced pump and bled system..no change. Replaced rack and pinion and bled..no change. Power steering works perfectly when warm but when it sit...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L rough idle VIN: 1070441204
Hey fellow techs, I've got this SL which came to me with engine partially dissassembled from another shop. Originally, a valve job was performed by the other shop but two weeks after pickup it came back to them with a rough idle. They were having a valve probl...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L kick down/throttle pressure cable VIN: YZMB240089
Is there a valve that is accuated by the cable that may become stuck, or is stuck when the cable is connected?
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D0L
This is for every one who loves Mercedes. I'm getting a code 2, throttle valve switch malfunction. With code cleared, I can drive this car all day long with no problems. As soon as I give it full throttle the check engine light comes on. The drivability of the... Trouble codes: 2 (throttle valve switch malfunction)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start
hey guys thanks in advance for any and all replies to this. I have this car in my shop that the customer and his brother bought 2 months ago.It has a little over 60k on it.They told me the car was stored for almost 10 years and they bought it and cant get it s...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJ55F3VJ
This car comes in on a hook. Owner is not one to take care of his cars. He reports that the car was overheating (bad passive fan) and that to keep it from getting too hot at a light, he turns it off. Battery is dead and will not start. Easy enough, gets it tow...
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU54E4W
The truck sat for 2 years after it was hit in the D/S front then it was fixed and it was running bad and not wanting to idle the body shop replaced the spark plugs and wires. I then got the truck it had mis fire code for every cylinder and the Po171 and P0174,... Trouble codes: P0156, P0171 (system too lean B1), P0174 (system too lean B2), P1131 (lack of HO2s B1S1 indicates lean), P1151 (HO2s B2S1 Sw point indicates lean)
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, bad studder/hesi VIN: JA3XE7402M
The hesitation only happens at low cruise speeds around 2000 - 3000 rpm and only when you slightly start to step in to increase speed . If you stomp down its runs fine, or let up on gas its ok also. The car idles great. I believe there is a secondary ignition ...
1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 1 Ton 2.4L Surge VIN: JA7FL24W9N
Good evening Techs, Got this Mitsu truck that the idle will surge when cold. The pcm is cutting the injectors off and on until it reaches operating temp and then it idles fine. I have Mit on Demand but not clear on setting base idle. Could someone tell me abou...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L head lights VIN: HAS3038074
The head lights still do not come on. All other lights work fine. The three wires at the HL all have power. I have traced all the wires back too switch there are ok. I have no wire diagram!! Any help greatly appreciated
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Car came in to correct MIL lamp for codes above for CT emissons. Complain of MIL and stalling at lights. We looked at these complaints only after changing out a bad battery. This seemed to help stalling, but code po1212 po1605 and eventually PO175 came around.... Trouble codes: 1212 (Comuncation line ECM to ABS/TSC controler-bad signal No MIL), 1605 (Communication line ECM To Trans ECM -bad signal), P0175
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, VIN: 1G3AJ55M4T
How's it going guys! I got this car for almost a week. Car comes in with an intermittent stall. Replaced the cam and crak sensor for sometimes it won't give any rpm on cold start. Same problem replaced the ignition module and prior to that we already did a maj...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Hvac fuse VIN: 1G3WS52H21
Customer had brought car in with the act inop.Found hvac fues blown.Put a circut breaker in and retested.Found will only blow the fues when you start the car.After circut breaker kicks back on the system works fine and will work for hours.But as soon as you st...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13S12
we need to reprogram pcm. we are working on an 02 trailblazer and a 02 bravada that we need to reflash/reprogram/update pcm's for problems. the issue is these vehicles are owned by a local company. this company purchased these vehicles for one dollar. they are... Trouble codes: P0495 (fan clutch locked)
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52M4W
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L headlights VIN: 1G2NE52E9X
this car has a dim rh side headlight. both sides are on both elements lh is bright i add 12 volts to pinkwires at underhood box and the come on bright with just one element working, the dash has a dim rh turn signal indicator and the question i have is this co...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAREA33A3M
have tried all suggestions with no help. still wont start. i have park but no injector fire and no fuel pump or main relay kicking in.will advise if anything new happens. thanks to all who took the time.merry x-mas!!!
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6323V
I borrowed a smoke machine from my local snap on rep and was able to locate a leak at the throttle body base gasket. I had replaced it but the gasket I used was thinner than the correct one causing the leak. I guess it is time to make the purchase on a smoke m... Trouble codes: 35 (adaptive mixture adaptation idle limit reached cyl 1-4), 27 (adaptive mixture adaptation idle limit reached cyl 5-8), 75 (total cutout misfire), 67 (misfiring cyl 5), 68 (misfiring cyl 6), 69 (misfiring cyl 7).
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L power steering pump VIN: 1G6CD5156J
I already posted this as a fix, I have no idea why it wasn't sent out. It turned out to be a poorly rebuilt unit. I had just assumed the rebuilder did his job correctly, well there you go, I put must trust in someone else. It's not bad enough when you have to ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Security System VIN: 1G6KF5496V
Thank you so very much for the 5 replies received. One reply stressed the need to check the grounds...an often overlooked point, but they checked out ok. Karl from NJ was most helpful in checking the ignition key resistence values. Jamie from Southern Calif. a...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
cust.decided not to put any more money in it.everyone suggested problem was under upper plenum. thanks for all the help.sorry couldn't get a chance to fix it.thanks again,
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No drive front wheel VIN: 1GCEK19TXX
Hi All,I only had three responses on this one. I had one guy nail this one and gave me some great help. John Dioszeghy suggested a test to that will determine if the t-case is woking. First, I removed the front driveshaft at the front differential yoke. I then...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L passkey system VIN: 1G1ND52J21
Hello,I have to close this post due to time out of the post.The consensus for the fix is a new ignition lock,fairly common problem.The customer picked up the car and has not brought it back,because it is not acting up,so I have not been able to repair it.The d...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2C8GP64L41
Thanks for all the responses and help-- we replaced the power steering resorvoir and have not had the problem since- thanks, Scott
2000 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATB2264Y
I have not been able to get the customer to bring the car back because it has not blown a fuse since before thanksgiving. all 4 replies were good information .I will close now,If i get car back & fix it i will reclose with what we found thanks David Trouble codes: P0122, P0440.
1983 Dodge Diplomat Salon 3.7L No Start VIN: 2B3BG26KXD
Thanks to everyone that responded.There was something about this vehicle that disdn't match with info in Mitchell.The tech was able to get hold of a Haynes Manual and after going through all tests procedures confirmed that the 'new OEM Ig.module' was defective...
1993 Dodge D250 5.9L Starting VIN: 3DFREFGTY3
Hello all, Just want everyone to know that a bad PCM located in the left front fender was the cause of the no start. Condition happened every morning, when it finally did start it would run all day long. I could verify the PCM being bad by removing it after th...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 2B4GP24R1V
thanks to all that replyed to me. you all gave me what i was looking for. i replaced the after market cam and crank sensors with oem and that corrected the problem.vehicle running like a top. thanks agine dave
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3B6MC36D0W
We had to do a service call and jump start the vehicle,when we brought it here a charging system analysis was done.We found the battery on one side was bad and the other was marginal so we replaced both batteries and completed a systems analysis and all was no...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
Hello, Unfortunately this vehicle is not fixed. I got 3 responses, 2 suggested the map sensor, but it tests good. The third suggested the egr valve, but disconnecting it made no difference. I did find one weak cylinder using the injector flow test. It made vir... Trouble codes: P0172 (Right Bank Rich), P0175 (Left Bank Rich).
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L T-case VIN: 1B4HS58N92
The four replies that I did receive were fantstic, But (always a But). In this case the costomer has opted not to repair the truck. It has not been towed out yet. The problem is the transfer case mode switching motor, it is locked up. Chrysler does not have se...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Steering VIN: 3B7KF23Z72
Replaced the steering damper shock, this seem to help, but we also,replace power steering fluid with mopar fluid and this seem to help in the power steering. Customer seem to be happy. Thanks to all that helped.
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L battery VIN: 1FACP40M4P
Thank you all very much here, first I am amazed how quickly I received help amost 10 replies within hours thanks. Second of all I'd like to say thanks to Anthony,Gabriel,Mike,and Matt who gave me good ideas to try and look for certin things. I would like to al...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTZF172XW
thanks again to all who replied. as I stated in my update, the crank/ balancer was broken in half where it goes on to the keyway. had to air chissel the broke piece off the crank and refile the keyway and crank nose. installed the new balancer and thing runs l... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
thanks to all that helped on this one most of the reply`s on this thread said to look at the iac motor which was the problem replaced it car fixed it is funny though that some tell you to change plugs wires & fuel filter even when it was said in the original r...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4 Wheel Drive VIN: E21UC85795
I replaced the 4x4 control module with a new ford part and the 4 wheel drive works great again, I have to say that is the first time I replaced a module while using an alldata flow chart that actually fixed somthing.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: IFAHP53U52
I want to thank every one for there advise especially gil, when driving this vehicle it did not seem to have a bad or weak fuel pump. After the advice i received, I ran several test including a fuel pressure and volume test. Sure enough that was my problem. I ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT8VK13TXN
First off, thanks to Paul, Dennis, Andy, Bob, Jason and James. Suggestions ranged from IAC to TPS, burnt ignition rotor, vacuum leak and possible pcm short. Actually car had 2 faults. We believe car came in w/MAF sensor disconnected to hide a short that starte...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB35341
I have not recieved the car for follow-up repairs. So far, the car has been running fine. The only thing that has changed is the weather, as it has not gotten warmer than the mid 70's around here. The holidays are coming and I have to go out of town. I probabl...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic controls VIN: WDBED30D7M
Many thanks to the four who responded to my help request: Terry [...] and Joe Manta Per the directives in the responses, I was able to reset the 4matic system(my service info syst was on the fritz) and ran the car thru two dr...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D0N
this vehicle came in with an asd/asr indicator lamp on. during testing, i killed the ezl module.. (or so i thought.) got a used one from bone yard (almost $3g's from mb new) plugged it in, test drove the vehicle and the original complaint accidently (?) got fi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBFA63E0S
Thanks to Steve, Marvin and Mike for responding. We found the wiring we were looking for in the wiring diagrams Steve faxed us. Why getting these diagrams for this system was so difficult I have no explanation. But, thanks again.
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8P
Well, this vehicle came back today to finalize the repairs and I'm happy to report we succeeded it correcting the misfire. James [...] suggested the possibility of one of the coil packs causing the problem and they were so correct. Today I r...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AM54J5R
Thank you all for your input in helping us fix this Mitsu. The problem ended up being the idle air control motor. Although we still cannot get our MT2500 to connect to this vehicle, the ECM seems to be okay in this one (luckily) as the high idle problem went a...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AA56H11
Well everyone this one is finally fixed still with a lingering question. As many of you mentioned even thought the problem wasn't logical I did get into engine controls but found no problem. What I did find is just a dirty throttle body. The idle speed would b...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation, Stall, revs limited VIN: 1G3AG53M3R
First of all I would like to thank everyone who provided me with support and suggestions of repair. Unfortunately I was not given the opportunity by the customer to further diagnose although the suggestions provided by fellow members made sense to me. Customer...
1976 Other European Silver Shad 6.75L Rear Axle, Driveline
Well I have not fixed this one yet. The weather took a turn for the worst and this is a fair weather car. But the information I recieved was excellent. The most promising idea was to switch the rear axle shaft assemblies from left to right. including the 'pots...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L air shocks VIN: 1G2HY54K31
This must have been a one of a kind problem. I modified the intake hose so that it got fresh air from inside the trunk. find out if that works. Thanks for all the ideas.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BH665X2
I received 16 replies to my request for help. The majority of them suggested this problem may be covered by Subaru under some sort of good will policy. We took the car to the dealer. They put the secret cooling system conditioner in it and pronounced it to be ...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L no other symtoms VIN: 4T1GK13E5R
Thanks to all that replied, while there were memories and thoughts of Walnuts stuck in linkages to cruise control units going haywire and floor mats that won't stay put, most of us felt stronly that it was a defective VO (vehicle operator). Its hard for some p...
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWFA9163J
We finally got the vehicle running. It is running about 100 times better then it did when it got here but it is still missing. Thanks for all of your help!!!
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake pressure VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
Thank you all for trying to help me with this frustrating dilemma. I tried Gene and Jim's advice with “line lock” trick. First I plugged the master and that held fine. Then I plugged the outputs of the ABS pump. After a couple pumps brake fluid just exploded o...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M52
good morning: finally figured this out.. the timing belt had several teeth missing off of it. i apparently let the fuel pump jump time (out 180 degrees) causing it not to start. the cam and crank were in time which i checked earlier, and figured the pump cou...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWSP69M92
We removed the timing belt cover and reinstalled it. This stopped the noise. The customer was delighted. Thanks to Keith from Virginia about the possibilty of the noise coming from a plastic cover. If the jetta returns we will try the advise of Ward from Scska...
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