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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L All manual Gears VIN: JH4DC435XT
Hello all, This Integra is hard to shift into all gears. Trans oil is 5W/30, as it should be, and clutch kit and pedal feel very good. Gears don't want to grind going in, but each gear is very hard to get in -- you have to lightly force each gear. I do NOT t...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDACB4352
using snap on scanner, airflow responds with throttle position, but min/max volts for maf .9 to 3.7 runs a little smoother with maf unplugged, ecm and maf changed twice, problem ocurred after jump start/ battery change. Trouble codes: 41 (maf)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L abs/dsc VIN: WBADN6335X
dear bmw guys, this car had/has all abs/dsc warning lights on, we read out the fault code (21) and did not receive a signal from the left driver wheel. we replaced the sensor and the wheel hub, still no signal from the driver side. in the output diagnoses all...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L has a vibration at decel of 63 mph VIN: 1G4GD2217S
thi car has had a motor put in about 10 years or so,also its never been wrecked. has had all tires balanced sevral times and by different shops. also aligned by different shop also.
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55KX1
thank you in advance for your help. car came in with multiple misfire detected.sold a maintenance tune up injector clean. when you accelerate there is a huge bog like it is running out of gas,i guess the pcm is seeing the misfire and reacting.but number 5 cyl... Trouble codes: P0300
1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5L no start VIN: 1G6VR3187K
My probelm is that while cranking a starting disabled due to anti theft is displayed and theres no injector pulse,a 3 minute wait to start appears on dash. Any help would be welcomed,thanks in advance
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKC34F4V
This vehicle will start and stall. Customer had to outside shop where they replaced tranfer pump and fuel pumps. The wait to start lamp comes on then flashes. hooked up scanner and pulled dtc's P1216 & P0231.Could anyone please tell me what these dtc's are??? ... Trouble codes: P1216 (p0231-), P0231
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Stall VIN: 27465NHT0J
hey this customer brought this van in 2day it was at another shop.They put all the parts listed above,the problem with this van is it does not go over 50miles.I have not checked it out yet but was just wondering if any of you guys had a similiar problem like t... Trouble codes: P0719 (torque /brake switch circuit low input)
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WX12K4Y
Here's a 2000 monte with a recurring po128--coolant temp too low. This car has a few symptoms that may or may not be related. The customer says the cooling fans run for about 5 min after the car is parked. The gas gauge needle moves around from empty to full w...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNDT13S92
No 4wd. Cked all fuses and power to module, ok. No faults and switch won't light up at all. Have cked switch out and even replaced it , no help. All module inputs ck good except the 8.o to encoder is only 5.09v have removed wire from module to make sure it is ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L engine
Hi i have a customer who dose must of his own work he called and asked me if i ever ran into this problem. im going to look at it next week but he dosent want to wait this car drives and runs fine for appox. 10-20 min then shuts down no power at all wont turn ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3HE66G7X
Customer claims this problem of engine shuting off and not able to restart for over 2 hours, has been happening for over 6 months. Customer says he will drive the vehicle on long trips over 2 hours, the vehicle will spudder and engine light will come on. He wi...
1989 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7FE06Y5K
this truck has been fun...no really, it has. no start, cranks normally. ASD relay energizes briefly when you turn ign on then shuts off, is not energized during cranking, alldata says it should be, and it will not start when cranked. alldata test steps rely on...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L burnt piston VIN: 3B7HF13Z1S
Hello everyone.I have This ram i just installed a remaned engine.I test drove the truck,it could not have ran any better.I was very pleased.the truck came back after 198 miles it overheated.I pulled the heads and i have a piston burnt between #thee and five cy...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Drive Train VIN: 2B3HD46T7S
Well guy's this ones got me baffled? This Dodge has a moderate to heavy vibration at 50+ mph under light, medeum, and heavy acceleration feels like some sort of balance problem and not engine drivability problem. If I touch the brake pedal to dis-engauge the l...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L uknown VIN: 3B7HF13Y8T
This should be an easy question but I am puzzled. This truck just does not want to stop. The brakes feel fine but you really have to step hard on the pedal and it just stops slowly. Will barely lock up on gravel. It has rear wheel abs but even going slow enoug...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Headlamps VIN: 2B4GP44R4W
Hey group, this vehicle will sometimes have its headlamps stay on, with switch in off position. Unfortunaltley the problem is not always there, and often starts to behave while Im looking for it. I know the headlamp switch is ok, unplugged the B C M when they ...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC3366X
Shut the engine off and it will not restart. No fuel in the transfer pump resivour. Where would the fuel be leaking down? There are no visible leaks. Trouble codes: 216 (Ignition timing error)
2002 Dodge Sprinter 2.7L run away VIN: WD2YD34192
Hi Folks, me again, this is my second diesel request in two days. This one was towed in as a no start and supposedly a Freightliner tech looked at it, disconnected a fuel line, said it is not getting fuel and had it towed to us. I charged a dead battery, crank...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y6M
Good Evening Everyone, I have this 91 Ford F150 that was towed into our shop this morning with the customer complaining that the engine started running rough and of a strong odor of unburnt fuel, not raw fuel. I plugged in my OTC scanner to the pcm and both th...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9R
Greetings from Hurricane Rita country. I have this Taurus that came in with a running and stalling complaint when hot. The CEL was flashing and integrated controller clicking. It had codes for fuel pump primary and secondary and IDM. Fuel pump tested resistanc...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMU18L7VL
Good Morning, I have this Expedition here for other work and customer informed us when dropped off Monday to look at the issues of no 4X4 , mirros, lighting and wipers. Verifed wipers ok but mirrors are not and running board lights come on and or inop on occa...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Coolant pipe VIN: 1FDEE1462V
I have this 97 econoline in the shop with a 4.6 liter engine, it has aux. rear air and heat, It appears from what I can see that the coolant pipe is leaking that comes out of the back of the timing chain case and runs under the intake manifold, Just wondering ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZF18W9W
Hey all you Ford techs, I need some help with this F150. The truck came to the shop with a bad missfire, and a bad vacuum leak from the pcv line. After a full tune-up, and a new pcv line the truck no longer had a miss, but now would cut off at idle, also it ha...
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 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+...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L eng VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Thank you for you help before we get started. This veh came into the shop with complaint of eng. vibration at idle. Will vibrate worse at approx 1200 rpm. checked eng. crank damper, motor and trans mounts. Veh has not been wrecked. No maj or minor eng. or tra...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA524X1
This vehicle came in with a MIL on and a code P0301 Cyl. #1 misfire. Vehicle also misses on acceleration and MIL flashes as expected. Backfires through intake while missing. Found #1 wire insulation to be worn through from rubbing against bracket. Replaced wir... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire)
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57451
Check engine light on - when starts missing will have hissing almost like vacuum leak around rear of engine - have run injector balance test - have installed smoke tester for vacuum leaks - inspect ignition components - when straightens up will stop hissing Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0305
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FMYU93153
This doesn't sound like a big problem but the customer doesn't like standing out in the Michigan winter any longer than necessary. The customer states that all at once she can hardly get gas to go in the tank, it keeps shutting the nozzle off. It was not like ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Safety VIN: JHMK145UYT
hi everyone , can someone tell me where the air bag mod/ restraint mod is located, please,thanks
1995 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Engine starting VIN: 1GKDM19W4S
Customer says problem started instantly one day. Problem is that when you crank the engine, it sounds and acts like either 1. Bad Starter(which it's not--tried new), or 2. A hydrolocking engine, or 3.Timing is going whack? This happens anytime--whether 1 minut...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Tool info request VIN: 1HGCB7152L
This is my 16 year old son's car. I went to set base timing, my Honda Service Check Connector tool 07PAZ-0010100 would not fit the harness connector. I fashioned a jumper wire and completed the job. I had my Honda parts man check, and ask his techs, they know ...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Night Dash lighs VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello techs! I have this honda van with In-dash light, radio back-up lights, back-up clock light, clima control light inop.When combination switch(light switch) is turn ON, the PRNDL lights turn off and you don't know in which gear you are.. Also brightness ad...
2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1L steering rack VIN: JNKBY31A6Y
In this vehicle, when you turn the wheel it binds up. We have replaced all the parts that commonly fix this problem. This vehicle does not have power assist. We have contacted the dealer asking about this problem, but they haven't seen anything. If any one has...
1989 Jeep Wrangler Islander 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY39E3K
When it is cold(-15 C) and the vehicle is cold, It will start right up, run for a few seconds and quit.After doing tis three or four times it will stay running.If the owner keeps it in his shop so it isn't as cold, no problem. Any ideas would be greatly appre...
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L daytime runing light and parking lamps VIN: KNAFB121Y5
new client came in no drl lights and parking lamps it was obvious someone looked at this problem before what we found was corrosion in fuse box underhood and drl module not functioning drl system seems to use very innefective control unit such as module (cheap...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L lift gate VIN: 5LMFV28R33
this navigator has a power tailgate system-the customer first complained that the interior lights would stay on and the tailgate ajar warning was displayed all the time-when scanned the body (pats system) computer there was no codes and the data showed that th...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1070451
Greetings group. We're floating in 107 heaven on this one. This gray line has a high idle, around 1500 RPM, due to the controller being inop or so we think. From the beginning it came in the fuse for the OVR was blown, replaced the OVR still the same. Conclude...
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)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Air pump VIN: WDBNG75J21
car came in real low in front, customer said it happened after replaceing tires at tire store. I hooked up CS 2000 and tried to command system to raise or lower front or rear car didn't seem to respond, the rear ride height seems OK, shows to be only 9 mm low,...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J42
vehicle came from other shop. it has a dtc po128 low coolant temp, it had the e.c.t allready replaced i asume it's an oem part the scanner reads 195f (90c) fully warmed up, ispect thermostat ind it was open, i left it on the fridge for 5min. and it was complet... Trouble codes: P0128
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
I HAVE CK,D ALL INJECTORS AND ALL ARE AT 12.22 OHMS pulse from injector harness on all injectors have read about the wiring harness that you should replace when servicing any injectors. Not sure this would fix the problem. I have a #4 miss and no pulse at in...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F3W
I must enjoy brutal punishment, because I took on this job after another shop took the motor out, and then we found that Jasper sent the wrong year motor, and it has no warranty and won't excahange for the correct motor. I've got the motor installed now and ca...
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L gear selector VIN: 6MMAP37P3W
This car came in and the "D" in the cluster did not light up. we scanned it and it had a p0705 transmission range sensor circuit malfunction. replaced the switch no change. but code was gone. pulled the cluster and checked the bulbs and the "D" was burnt out r...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4EB31POR
As of the rest of us I have pulled hair until I have non left This fine ride came in on the hook for a no start, We were able to feather the throttle and could just barly get it to start, but will die until you get some heat into the engine once temp gauge sta...
1996 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24D4T
vehicle came in missing,at idle only.runs perfectly down the road.hc 500 ppm at idle. did the spark plugs,cop boots look fine. sometimes idles fine for a minute then engine stutters, sometimes severly.labscope look at the cmp signal looked erratic, replaced di... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8ARO5S8W
Hi iATN tech's. Nice one here for you all. No start, chk fuel pressure 9psi, changed pump now 41psi.started then stalled , check fuel pressure good, spark good.scanned with cranking at 250rpm, 16 degrees ign . induced fuel still no start, (left to repair other...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L downshift gear VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
Hello nissan Techs. i have this nissan sentra i got it last week. it came slipping in all gears. took pan down found metal and clutch material. replaced with a used one that has 1000 miles. transmission shifts normal in all gears but when it reaches 60 miles ...
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L starter VIN: IG3WS52H12
Hello, I have a 2002 Olds Intrigue that has a body code B2960, which is a passlock problem. The customer has had problems with it about once a month for the last three months. If he waits for 20 minutes or keeps trying it will usually crank. I have watched the...
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 Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22P8S
this one is quite intermittent but is driving the owner crazy!! about every 100 miles the car will shut both at idle or driving, it always starts right back up but once qhen i was driving the car had no power for about 10 seconds then came right back on. after...
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22G0W
I have a cold natured car. It needs a warm blanky, otherwise it does not idle nicely. At ambient temps below 55 degrees farenheit, vehicle will surge the idle, lean misfire most cylinders, no current vacuum leaks found. Vehicle will correct itself @ ECT of 60 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfires on several cylinders)
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L heater controls VIN: 1GMDX03E91
Customer came in with lots of heat, but stays on "vent" no matter what position you put it in.Once it has been in the shop for awhile it works perfect! This system is electronic and not vacuum like previous years. Usually shortly after we start checking it out...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L passlock VIN: 1G2NF12E72
this vehicle was towed in october with a no start condition. engine would not crank. when we went to check it, the engine fired right up. we checked the battery, charging system, and starter draw. everything was good. yesterday the customer called and said it ...
2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 5Y2SL62824
i need to know if any body else has had this problem and is it normal.
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
The customer is interested in making the convertible top work with car running, does anyone have some ideas. The top module installed is 911 618 313 01. Thanks for any suggestions.
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L clearence lights VIN: JF1GG29602
What I have is a subaru Inpreva WRX that hit a curve and bent the lower control arm. He left the lights on last night and didn't get it towed till the this morning. We installed a charger and the alarm went off right away. We used the key fob to disable the al...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3FJ60G6H
this thing just wont idle. had the carb apart a couple of times dont realy see anything wrong.replaced intake gasket no better.anyone might have a suggestion ? thanks for any help
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L starter VIN: JT3HN87R6V
Good morning, I have this 4 runner that is giving me a little problem.When it is cold you can try to start, but it will only click.It will only do this one time, and then it will start every time until it sets over night again. I have not been able to test ver...

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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABF44327
It would have been nice to have full discloser from the customer but he wasn't willing to tell me everything that had happened up to the point of when the car started running bad. When my technition went to pull all spark plugs to perform a comp test (because ...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G4HP54K91
well I'm going to call this one fixed, when it came back in to install part it was working perfectly. Dave P, Ben [...], Steve, Anthony, and Eric hit it right on the head. it was a blower control/resister, and it isab...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P7P
thanks for the help guys! i brought the engine to #1 tdc. i hooked up a spark tester to the #1 wire, turned on the key and rocked the crank gear to see if it would trigger a spark. if it was timed correctly it would have worked. it didn't spark untill i turned... Trouble codes: 42 (info flag- both esc sensors are open).
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GBDM19W4R
thanks to all for help offered, we did change the egr gaasket screen assy and checked for carbon contamination, this problem stall had been getting worse and we originaly though about the catalytic fallen apart but could not confirm with a back pressure test u... Trouble codes: 34 (map sensor curcuit low).
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: 1GCGK29F6S
Thanks for all the help! I did check the glow plugs and all tested ok. I removed all and bench tested them, 3 plugs were only getting hot in the middle and not on the tip, cust. decided to replace all glow plugs. I also replaced all glow plug connectors, becau... Trouble codes: 29 (glow plug relay system), 36 (inj pulse width error - long responce), 73 (force motor currrent).
2001 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR52291
Hi guys, No wonder this one confused us, it had two problems. First, a loose connection for a power source for the computer. Second, a dowel pin for the cam gear had sheared. Once we found the reason for the injectors not working it still gave us a no star...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 5B4GP42W22
Thanks for the help! What I found - as was suggested, it was a weak coil. I replaced the coil, also the plug wires, cap and rotor for good measure. the truck starts right up now with no hesitation! Sometimes the obvious gets us all I guess. thanks again!!
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHC29U33
Well gang, this is one for the books. I want to thank all of you that replied. I had quite a range of suggestions, but what the problem turned out to be was very unexpected. While the truck was sitting in our parking lot for a few days while we were gettin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L4W
The customer took the van to the dealer by his choice and had the e.c.m. replaced and reprogramed. So far it has been good. the van runs good with no check engine light or misfire. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Power sliding door VIN: 2C8GP64L71
The pawl switch sense (or/yl) was hanging open to long. The circuit would always close to ground but if grounded about half second sooner the door would always work. Thank you for all the help.
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L specs VIN: 1C3AN69L74
Replaced knuckles on both sides in front and camber arms in rear. Came into spec but, just barely. Drives good though. Could not find an alternate sourc for adjustment parts. thanks for the help.
1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Starting VIN: 4B3AU52N4V
thank you all with for the help on this hell car.. it was a shorted wire between the Crank Sensor and the PCM.. took me long enought to fix but its gone now YAY!!! once again thank you all for you input
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No warm Idle flare VIN: 1B7GL22X7W
Well one suggestion was to reset pcm & relearn IAC steps . This seemed possible but DID NOT WORK. Alot of replies were for low battery cranking voltage problems causing pcm to reset . This seemed improbable . Tested battery during cranking got about 11 volts ....
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L leak? VIN: WD2YD74243
Thanks to those of you who replied to this help request. This was a work truck for a window company and they needed to take it before we had a chance to work on it further and at this time I do not know if they will bring it back to us or go to the dealership ...
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L High idle VIN: ZFAAS00B8C
After going through all the basic adjustments we discovered that the idle would sometimes stay high and at other times car wanted to die and smoke black.Problem ended up being the flap in the air mass meter.Thanks to all that answered, sometimes we forget the ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14N0L
Well, not too much hair lost here. I replaced the Pump assy. with a regulator from ford. The replacement pump assy took a whopping 26 psi to over come the return poppet valve. (If that's how Henry wanted it, thats how I'm leaving it). I had many good replies. ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hydraulic VIN: 1FTEX14N6L
Thanx to all who replied, Have bled the rabs valve and the front calipers as well, and the pedal is now good.
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X6S
Customer finally brought this one back and left it with us. we decided to dig further and pulled the injectors for testing. At the same time we pulled all of the plugs and tested each wire separatley. Found all plug wires - ok. Inspected all plugs and found 1 ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L long cranking hot VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Hey guys. Had lots of great replies. Most tech's suggested I bypass the oil lines from each head to determine if I had a injector problem or actually a oil pump problem. Unfortuntantly the customer does not want to poor anymore money and will live with the pro...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.0L reverse and idle speed VIN: 1FTEF25NXS
Thanks to every one who took the time to reply. The tranny will need a rebuild or remanufacture as when we dropped the case what we saw was enough filings to build a few major internal components. Appearantly the owners changed the transmission oil before comi...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F8T
Well truck is fixed, but not the valve cover gasket or wiring. Most of my reply's were the v/c gaskets. Checked with ohm meter again all wiring tests good. Replaced the gasket anyway and still had same problem. Started truck and with it running backprobed pin ... Trouble codes: P1294.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTD4H5T67
thanks to all like i said this was a buddy's car have not seen it yet u know how hard it is to get them to bring their car in but i have good ideas to start thanks again
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L long crank time VIN: 1FTNF20F9X
Looks like replacing the ipr fixed this truck. Its been starting ok and the last time I checked the oil level remained at 1 inch. Thanks for the replies especially from Charles [...]. He has a great web site for most of the common diesel problems. Trouble codes: P0470.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry about the crappy original post. Thank You to all that replied. Nick, You had it right. Reflashed computer and all is well. Customer drove it yesterday and today with no problems. Thank You again, you guy's are GR8...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pings VIN: 1FTRX17L1Y
hi group sorry for the delay been sick and under the weather, anyway, have been through this thing up one side and down the other, rechecked egr, tried a new maf sensor, rechecked fuel pressure and volume, ran a full tank of premium gas through it, flooded cyl...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56451
thanks to all responce like said I change the valve cover pcv tube and fuel pressure reg. vacuum line before know i change the intake plenum gasket & orings with new bolts seems ok at this time thanks to all for your help it waqs greatly needed
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L bearing VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Sorry guys the customer is going to take the truck to a Ford dealer. All I can tell is that he put on a new set of tires and the noise stayed the same.If I can find out anything after he gets it repaired I will be sure and let you know. Sorry again that I don'...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L key cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P22
thanks to all who replied!!!27 replies! what a team work!! ordered new ignition cylinder kit and had locksmith assemble it to match the key. installed it in a car ---work perfect.
2004 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1GTFH15T94
Yeah! I got it figured out! Thank you, Mike [...] for your responses. Mike, I took your phone number along to work and was planning to call you today (12-7-05). The vehicle was re-scheduled for today that is why it took...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L main relay, ecm VIN: 1HGCB7570N
Thank you all for your replies. It was indeed the ground at the water outlet housing. Completely loose and corroded. Cleaned and tightened it and the car started right up. Good to know this is a problem area.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Compressor
As would be expected, even here in So. Cal., the customer hasn't returned because the heater is working. As long as she has a heater, I guess A/C is of no concern. I appreciate all replys as they were quite helpful, especially Mike Millers' detailed PIN descri...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S7X
After going over power and grounds and rechecking relays, sensors and other items mentioned, I recommended dealer pcm w/ flash. Customer brought an aftermarket computer which I am not sure was flashed. thanks for all assistance.
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L lite on, abs inop VIN: SALJY124XV
I suspect that the used ecm for the anti-locks may have been over the hill also. Since the price of a new one is over a thousand bucks , I suggested that they take it to a dealer to confirm my diagnosis. This guy is a small used car dealer and he said that he ...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8VY22T9L
I would like to thank Robert [...]
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Sam from Indiana was right. I had a few misfires on 2 or 3 differant cyls at times but always a lot on 6 so I had been consentrating on 6. I pulled all plugs and coils. Some plugs were original and some had been changed at some time. I was told to go back with... Trouble codes: P0306.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A81
Thank you all for responding. Your replies helped fix and answer questions about this one. First, further troubleshooting led to the relay not conducting current. This was a little odd cuz it would click when activated but wouldn't supply juice to the circut. ...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start
found broken wire in harness going to air meter ,this was the ref. wire for the regulater from what i can see.the alldata wire schematigh was not even close.thanks for your replies,matt
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Thank you for all the responces to my problem. We fixed the car by getting the second key from the customer. The one we got from parts was bad. Thank You.
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L pwr window VIN: MELM6535TK
Well apparently the switch was never replaced,I installed new oe switch and tried for a few days.All working well.Thank you for the replies.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L ecu codes VIN: 4A3AC84H51
I tried just about everything short of changing the motor. Finally i told the owner that it needed the correct engine installed. the chrysler pcm will not work with the mits hanress. thanks for all the help. i think we are all on the right track, just no way a...
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