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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Speedometer VIN: 1G4NJ52M9T
I have tested the speed sensor, is good,(2 wire sensor) ohm tested wires to ecm, there good, replaced dash cluster with known good cluster. Replace ecm and re-flashed. I have no data for wires coming from ecm to dash cluster. Aldata states the wiring goes thru...
1989 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L module VIN: 2GCFC24KXK
Merry Christmas I have this truck that the brake light was flashing. Code read number 9. a.b.s module problem. Replaced module that was on the side of the master cylinder. No light came back on till customer traveled about 80 kms, then light came back on. Get...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU6L2PT
has intermitent miss stumble under load and around 50 mph under light load. will set code 18 with stumble. can watch cam crank error go from 1 to around 17 to 22 on scanner. Trouble codes: 18 (cam/crank error)
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19Z6R
Vehicle came in on tow truck as a no-start. Verified no start. Verified fuel pressure. Verified spark. Both OK. Tested compression, with 165K miles, I thought the chain may be off. Compression OK. I advanced the distributor and it started. Not only did it sta...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, HARD RESTART-PROLONG VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
please help with any info very appreciated. thank you ahead of time and happy holidays. have 97 chevy blazer that has intermittent stalls at idle/just quits---doesn't idle rough just dies. prolonged restart intermitten with long crank.fuel psi is 58 to 62--hav...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK18R6V
Hi All I have this tahoe that at times will not start. When it is not starting i get no fuel pressure but i can hear the fuel pump running. If i leave it for a while and go back it will start. I changed the fuel as stated in related repair history. Any help wo...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L battery drain VIN: 1G1JF12T3X
We have a battery drain over about 3 days that prevents engine starting. Isolated it to the convience center module, rt side of dash near kick panel. We unplugged all inputs to module and still had battery drain, therefor replaced the module. For 1 week no dra...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNCT18W5Y
vehicle came to shop with coolant leak found intake leaking replaced gasket cured leak. after repair car ran sluggish hessitating not shiffting right. found filter to be plugged no change. checked fuel pressure found to be low 35psi +/- dead headed pump good p...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Front end noise VIN: 1C4C645B34
Got this car in today with a clunk/loose noise in the front end over medium to large size bumps, I inspected the front end(tie rod ends, steering gear, idler arm, ball joints, shocks, bearings, torsion bars, sway bar links and bushings, engine mounts) all are ...
1994 Chrysler LeBaron LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3C3XA5638R
This vehicle has a miss at idle and it gets worse as rpm's increase. If throttle is snapped then it backfires out the tailpipe. While on test drive the vehicle will surge and buck and once in a while it will stall out. It does restart right away. It has eccess...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54R6T
vehicle came in as no start. vehicle will start and then immediately die out. when this happen's it still has fuel pressure, still has spark. the fuel injection is shutting down. after that it won't restart until you let it sit a minute. then it does the same ...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L starter,instrument panel VIN: 1C4GP64L9W
van came from a dealer. was sent out to have detailed. after detail, would start and die 3 times and then no crank. towed here, found starter o.k. i can jump it. found no gauges, or digital segments with key on. turn key back a little and the segments light up...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2C8GP64L61
The speedometer will bounce all the way up to 120mph while vehicle is setting still. Watching output speed sensor (OSS)on modis the OSS will go to 1400 while in neutral or park and will go back down to 0 when put into gear. the same thing happens with the OSS ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L door locks & alarm VIN: 3C8FY68B12
This PT is driving us a little nuts. Close doors, hit keyless remote and everything works as it should for about 30 seconds. At that point the door locks cycle to the unlock position, continue to cycle up a couple of more times, then stops in the unlock positi...
1991 Dodge D150 5.2L oil filter adapter VIN: 3B7HE13Y7M
Installed reman long block,attempted to install oil filter adapter from old engine to reman.,the center threaded hole thats cast into block protrudes approx. 3/16" further than the original engine.After checking with our local dealer on block casting numbers,c...
1993 Dodge B350 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B5WB35Z4X
hi everyone, thanks for looking, the van came in for check engine light & missing problems. we checked on the scope ( master tech 5100 )found it needs to be tuned up, has the original spark plugs, wires, cap, & rotor with 160,000 miles on it. this still didn't... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L engine VIN: 2B3ED46TXP
Car was towed in no start.Snap on scanner read no cam sensor sig.Replaced cam sensor started but ran rough.Replaced spark plugs,ran same.Replaced coil pack and after some coaxing started to run ok.Customer took and ran for a day,next day would not start.If you...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B3HD56F85
Costumer had car towed in for start& dies found car runs @ an one hour or so car starts to die, Like jump time wait about @4 to restart car with scope on cam& crank found crank looks to be falling out after 2new one same promble cann't down wave form no progra...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L torque convertor VIN: 1B7HF13Z5W
hi guys, this is my personal ride go figure its a problem--while driving the trans temp light came on, wasn't towing anything.trans cooler lines were cold to the touch so i flushed cooler cant really say it was plugged no real debris came out.now cooler lines ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L abs VIN: 1B4GT44L7X
hello again to all and merry christmas.i have an odd one im hoping one or more of you have seen before.this g.caravan has a problem that when you come to a stop (normal braking)the abs engages.ive replaced the left rear wheel speed sensor (it was dead).at spee...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start
Hello fellow techs. I just started a new job and got handed a nightmare right off. I have a 99 Caravan with a 3.0l that had a engine(junck yard) changed before I got there. It is a no start. So I check the basics. spark, fuel, compression all present. So I go ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L left bank VIN: 2B7HB11XOY
I just rebuilt this engine, used crank (turned) bored out , complete master kit. I did all the work myself (except machine work) The left bank is noisey, no oil pressure up there.(pulled valve cover and ran engine to verify, pulled right valve cover and had ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
The vehicle came in with a few problems, one of which was the speedometer was off. The speed sensor was replaced at a trans shop last month, we replaced the ECM to repair no communication problem. The speedometer is reading 14MPH when the scanner shows 19-21 M...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
this vehicle came in with what the customer called a miss under load. what i found is that when you start the engine, it almost immediatly dies. it starts right up. you load it and it the engine doesn't have a single misfire, it acts like the engine just shuts...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU33X6S
This is a good one. The customer came in complaining of a squeel noise on acceleration. I took it out and drove it. The noise in question sounds like a vacuum leak. Tried to "smoke" it out and found nothing.I can duplicate the concern by power-braking in the s...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
This van drives poorly at high altitude, but fine at low. It is a california emission vehicle and does not have a map/baro sensor. The MAF is reading good. Since I don't want to go on a 4 hour test drive to the mountains, how should I aproach this problem?
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
Hi everyone, This ford won't start after a long cold night, but if the outside temperature is warmer then -5 C or 10 F it will start. No codes, glow plug's ok, good fuel at the filter and good pressure. On the scanner, the high side oil pressure at the injecto...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU63E2Y
Unable to duplicate lean codes. Problem is cold start stall, rough idle. Cold start, engine goes to 1500 rpm. Drops to below 1000, runs rough (like egr opens all the way), smells rich and sometimes dies. When it doesn't die, it will slowly idle up to above 10... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2), 300 (random misfire), 1401 (dpf egr sensor shorted to b)
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starter\elec VIN: 1FMYC1031X
Hi, This car has an electrical gremlin. Customer reports it started with a change in the weather (raining) but I question the link. When the ignition is on and the transmission in park or neutral and one's foot is NOT on the brake pedal the starter motor will...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L abs light VIN: 1FTNE24L23
One of my really good customers has this van. the abs light and the seat belt light stay on even when the seat belt is latched. I am more of a power train tech, but good customer. I scaned the truck and got a code of b1230 seatblt dr preten resistance out of r...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPW14554
Good Morning everyone. I had a shop call me today. They were changing spark plugs, and the first one broke a "Tube" into the head. They tell he there is a tsb on this, even though I cannot find it. Of course, the head needs to come off to repair. Has anyone...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage SVT Lightning 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF07334
This supercharged 5.4 does overboost on hard acceleration it will put the boost gague off the scale when this happens the engine begins to misfire I dont know the system at all have tried the ford trouble charts thanks for any help Trouble codes: P0234 (Supercharger Overboost)
1990 Geo Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CNBJ18U3L
Hello fellow Techs! This is my own personal vehical. It doesnt bother me to bad but I would like to know what is wrong with it. On start up when it is cold, ( below 50º). When it idols, it goes up to 2500 RPMs then back down to 800 ROMs. It countinues this pat...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cycling idle VIN: JHLRD1843X
this problem is puzzling only happens on initial warm up. Idle surges up and down,cycling until temp reaches 185-200 degrees the rpm ranges between 700-1500 rpm.It does not do this when the vehicle is put into reverse or drive.on cold start up sensor values on...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S11
this is new customer to our shop, the car runs ok but she noticed the fuel mileage took a dive after the mil came on. scan test shows po401 egr flow insuficient. we have removed the valve and cleaned out the carbon in the opening (there was very little) our qu... Trouble codes: P0401
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L no power assist at idle VIN: JNKAY21DXR
at idle car has no power steering until you give it gas. driving car it works o.k. pressure switch is known to be good. fluid backs up into reserior sometimes as well. car has had 2 racks, and 3 pumps. only thing not new is pressure swith, and swith/ valve on ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission VIN: JNRAAR05YW
no engine code. transmission code 01 revolution sensor and p0720 vehicle speed sensor. revolution sensor, vehicle speed sensor, transmission control module and ohmed out wires from both sensor to tcm. cleared codes. drove car for four days. customer said he ba...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X81
Truck came in with no forward movement. Noisy pump and plugged filter. Removed and inspected pan and filter. Found metal in pan. Fluid burned bad!!!. removed and rebuilt complete. Found that 1-2 band and drum were worst worn/burnt. Suspected converter failure ...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF68S5X
Hi All: Have this jeep with a no start, no inj. pulse, no fuel pressure, no communication with P.C.M. using scan tool. Checked all fuses in the fuse panel and under the hood. Cheched for power at the coil and injectors and none was present. Checked B+ and igni... Trouble codes: P1694 (No Bus from JTEC)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Transmission VIN: SALTW16423
Have no much experience in land rover, but I know some Range Rover have a fuse that is designated for towing purposes only, and I have already looked in this veh but I couldnt find it,so I would like to know if this model has it or not and where is exactly loc...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM91VXP
Hello all, This Lincoln has exessive crank times when started 10-30 min after being driven. After it starts the problem goes away. Sometimes the no-start lasts 2-3 min., other times it only lasts a few seconds. We have checked spark and fuel so far, looks ok t...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
Vehicle presents with a no-start cold. After plugging block heater vehicle will usually fire right up. This problem is intermittent though. This morning {-10C} it fired up with no problem. Scan data revealed nothing unusual. Could this vehicle require reprogra...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stop lights VIN: WDBEA30E5S
Hi guys. This car has no stop lights, fuses and switch are good, I can't yet find the signal from the switch to the Exterior Lamp Monitoring Module.I have not been able to find the right wiring diagram for the stop light circuit, (Tried Alldata only). Can some...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L brake booster VIN: WDBLK65G9X
car came in with esp/bas light on pulled codes and found c1201 bas release switch open/short circuit looked in alldata and found that the switch is bilt in to the booster and so i replaced it light came back on the next day same code can some one help me
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JA3X374C4N
Merry Christmas to ALL. This Mitsu has a perplexing problem. At low to mid range this car has a hesitation/shut down that is terrible. It is not a miss, it shuts off then catches & goes. No codes & data is good EXCEPT T.P.S. readings are not steady!!! That is ...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Suspension VIN: JN8AR0521V
Vehicle came from customer that has already shelled out $2K at other shops having just about every suspension part replaced. Shes ready to get rid of the car if I cannot fix. Basically the vehicle will start rolling/swaying back and forth while driving at any ...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L temperature gauge VIN: 1G3NF52E91
need help here, car came in with temp gauge inop or staying on cold all the time. checked coolant temp with scanner coolant temp does does rise normally but gauge reads cold also notice computer is also commanding cooling fans to come on and run constantly. co...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L inside temp VIN: 1G2H652K5T
customer complained that they had no heat.we put new thermostat in and no change.flushed heater core and complete system no change. installed new rad and same condition was still there. replaced water pump same.themp guage raises to normal level when in garage...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L all electrical VIN: 1GZHY54KO2
This car is weird there is no pattern to the problem. What happens is the car wont start and nothing electrical will work and then when you go back to the car after sitting a few minutes the stupid thing will have power and run. Everything is great and it will...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L door locks VIN: 1G2NF52E62
This car has a problem with only the driver’s side door locking and unlocking with the switch. The other three doors only unlock with the switch. With the scanner hooked up the line showing idle does change from lock to unlock when using the switch. Everything...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52F32
Hello Techs, Thanks for taking time to read this help message. I have an 02 Grand AM 2.2 ECOTEC that 2-3 ignition coils are not firing. I replaced the solid state ignition coil pack with an AC Delco unit. I still do not have any fire out of 2&3 coil. I have ta... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 1G2HX52K23
The steering wheel pops when the car is driven. There is no obvious problems that we can see. I would appreciate any help on how to go about fixing this problem.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L engine VIN: WPOAA2999X
Hello All, This is a post for a good friend. They have a 99 996 coupe 3.4 water cooled non-turbo car. It appears that the cylinders are filling with oil. The back of the car is soaked with oil coming from the exhaust. He says there are no external oil leaks. ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Rear end of car VIN: 4S3BG6857W
This car gives one thump from the rear when taking off with the all wheel drive actuated. Inserting the fuse to disable all wheel drive, the noise goes away. Additionally, when turning car in figure 8 in parking lot, there is thumping and shuddering like a old...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV22E9K
Hello all,Thjis car came in as a no start.we had spark,and soon discoverd that we had a bad fuel pump,only 5 months old.we repaired with no trouble and now have fuel,but we have no spark.We have tested everything for the distributor,and even put on anew igniti...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
Customer chose not to purchase a battery from us for aprox. $65.00 installed. Instead, he purchased the incorrect group size and installed it himself. He orginally hooked it up backwards and exploded the 80AMP main fuse. At this point, it came to us behind a w...
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start, temp below 20 degr VIN: 1NXBB02EXV
Hi all this is not the correct vin for this car, I do not have access to vehicle yet. This is my sister-in-laws car and I have not been able to get the car to the shop yet. The problem is that when the temp is below 20 degrees F the car cranks but will not sta...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1CF22P9X
this car will intermittantly not start or will be hard to start when cold. scanned computer for codes- no codes. checked spark plugs - look good, but rich fuel mixture. it acts like it is flooding. monitored data - ect and iat look good, long fuel trim indicat...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R3X
This truck came to me with the MIL light on . Checked codes p0240 inefficent cat converter.The snap shot is as follows, this is with a MasterTech P0420 Calc load 31% engine speed 2268 coolant temp 201.2 f intake air 62.6 f ctp sw off vehical speed 68 mph short... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L long crank VIN: WVWPD63B7X
This Volkswagon Passat is experiencing an intermittent long crank cold problem. 9 times out of 10, the vehicle will start and run fine. But on the that 10th time, it will have a very long crank, and once it starts, it will chug for about a minute, then it will...

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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L All manual Gears VIN: JH4DC435XT
Hey guys, thanks for the jillion-and-one responses. I carefully read each response, and as per discussion with customer, STARTED with a flush and fill w/ factory MTF. I've waited as long as I can to post this, and it's working very well so far. Customer report...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L bad smell from vents VIN: WBADD6329W
Thanks for the replies guys. Special thanks to Brian from Maryland and Bill from California. The problem was, because the cabin filters were clogged, air was being forced from the improperly installed filter housings. You guys hit it on the nose. Now the smell...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE57Y7Y
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNFK16K9R
hi techs some of the help offered gave me other things to check. the egr valve was a good idea, but even after removing it and blocking off the passages, no change. even blocking off the return line and running full unregulated pressure (28 psi) didn't change ...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBHC34F4T
we found connector by alternator that was crossed thats all it was thanks again all
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R0X
Thanks again to everyone who responded. I tried using soapy water as Kevin suggested and there was a tiny leak on one of the check valve o-rings on top of the tank and a tiny leak on the sending unit o-ring. I replaced both and the leak is gone. Thanks again t... Trouble codes: 442 (small leak detected).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK2316F
What we found was on the right side of the engine next to the Alternator there is an aluminum bracket that the wireing is tied down to with only plastic tape protecting it. Some wires had warn through there and were shorting to the bracket. Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor code), U1800 (Loss of cmmunication with the fuel module).
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L convert to vin Z VIN: 2GCEK19T85
Basically the concensus was that it is probably cost prohibitive at a minimum and maybe near impossible to do this. We thought naively that possibly a new pcm and a few fuel components might do the trick. The best solution is probably to get a different truck ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L engine
hi thanks for the help lorne was great i got the car in the shop and found a loose power wire to the ign. switch . it was caused by a poorly installed remote start,alarm system , thanks for the help
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L all lights VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
i beleive that the circuit breaker (in insturment fuse panel),had a weak 25 amp breaker.check all circuits for shorts, connections, even replaced multi switch. replace with new breaker and so far no more lights out.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L guages VIN: 2B7JB2145Y
i started by removing the cluster. while removing the cluster i pushed it back into the plugs it worked, i sent the cluster to the raido guy he works on ecms, clusters, control heads, ect he said he has seen a lot of these. it had bad solder joints on the back...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L RWAL Module VIN: 1B7HF13Y11
I would like to thank everybody who took the time to read and respond to my help request. Duane from Alaska came up with the right solution. I unplugged the RWAL valve ( isolation/dump valve). This cause a code 65 main relay open. He suggested to replace the v...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEE14Y1L
wanted to replace rear hose but customer picked up van before i could. said he would bring back for repair . i haven't seen customer sense.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hcu module VIN: 1FMDU35P3T
i'm still waiting on the customer to give me the ok. i did find one used be he still said no. it's tough around christmas. thanks for the replies. john
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Extended start VIN: 1FALP6245V
Thanks to all that replied.The fix for this problem was pcm.The clue was MIL lite,the car would not start before until lite would go off usually about 5-[...] of cranking,plus thecooling fan would come on as soon as you turned key in run position,and car w...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L6W
Thanks for the help I have been unable to get the customer to bring this truck back for further testing I will post update if he comes back Trouble codes: P0452.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
thanks to those who lead me to the fix, a blown fuse and o2 sensor shorting out on heat shield MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND REMEMBER JESUS IS THE REASON Trouble codes: P0750 (shift seloind a malfuntion), P0743 (tosque convertor circut elec), P0755 (shift seloind b circuit malfuntion), P0760 (shift seloind malfuntion), P0135 (o2 sensor), P0155 (testing and results).
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Well, as i mentioned in my update, we would have to see if the customer would return. They never did. Some customers , you just cant work with. They think its a cut and dry situation all the time. Oh well. Anyhow, got 13 replies and have learned some things li... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175.
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L No Shift VIN: 1ETRX17W61
After fooling with this truck for a 3 days gave up and sent to a transmission shop after a week (and them pulling there hair out and calling me daily) got a call today seems the transmission even though the same but the year difference was the issue so I was t...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1FTNE24221
I apologize for the amount of time in took to post this message, however, I wanted to assure the vehicle was properly repaired. As stated in the original message, this vehicle has returned several times with continuous check engine light and poor acceleration.... Trouble codes: P1309 (Continuous Memory DTC).
1995 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L cruise system VIN: 2GTEK19S35
Vehicle still not fixed, but customer seems to have lost interest for the time being, so no new fixes have been tried. Thanks for the info.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L ABS/ Master cylinder VIN: 1GTEK9R3WR
Thanks to all who replied. I tried to blead with the scanner in blead mode. Did not seam to help much. We will replace brakes with GM brakes as soon as holidays are over and we get the finances. For now I will close and will reply at that time. Thanks again!
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L s light flashing VIN: 1HGCB766LA
Thanks to all who gave me help turns out For this problem I Started from basics and checked the wiring again,and with luck on my side I found a spread open pin on the shift solenoid #7 I fixed the connector and all is well so far Thanks guys for input.
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
Thanks to all of you that reponded. I did not want to throw any parts at this as most of you suggested. All dist. sensors checked out with the lab scope as well as the igniter and powers when this died. Because I had an Igniter pulse and no Injecter pulse th... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal).
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6679W
The Honda is fixed. Ten out of 12 replies said to only use Honda o2 sensor.Before installing the Honda A/F sensor (upstream o2 sensor part # [...]) I removed the Bosch ( Napa part # 13075) and let both reach room temp of 68 deg F. I measured 1.0 ohm heat... Trouble codes: P1667, P1467.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Checkball VIN: 1J4GZ58S2V
I would like to thank all who helped with this. My late 2-3 upshift I think was caused by using transprep on the forward clutch seals. I manually shifted the trans between 2nd and 3rd gear about 30 times at 25 mph and the problem has stopped. Next time I wil...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L torque converter lock up VIN: 1J4G288Z4W
Thanks for all of the respoces.We talked to a trans specialist and he suggested an additive for the trans and that took care of the shudder.Thanks again.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S4Y
Well Gents the ole Jeepy Weepy kinda stung me. I really appreciate the replys, thanks so much for your time. It was not the crank sensor but instead the reluctor for the cam sensor was bent a little & how did that happen? Funny thing, you could get a perfectly... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor Circuit), P1391 (Loss of Cam or Crank Signal).
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S11
The customer has not been able to return but said the light has not come back on yet. I told her to wait till after the holidays and bring it in then. The consensus was to check the charcoal canister for loose pieces or a problem with the pump itself. Both gre... Trouble codes: P1486 (Evap leak monitor pinched hose detected).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Over Drive Shifting VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Thank to all who replied, 9 out of 10 of you said it normal for this vehicle to hold o/d till the temp comes up. Only Phillip from Arizona said it is not, i suspect the warm Arizona climate may be the reason.My customer has nearly 100k on the vehicle without e...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5216N
Hi there thanks to those who replied. I finnally fixed this bogger. Got this thing to act up and got it back to the shop. Fuel pressure stayed at 40 psi, Injectors opening and closing, O2 sensor reading .40v, Tailpipe readings of 57 HC,1.0 Co%. Threw it on the... Trouble codes: 17 (FEEDBACK SYSTEM. Sensor output not changed 20 secands after engine exceeds 1500 rpm).
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L whine noise VIN: JM1HD4614N
ok here goes you guys were right on the money it was coming fromm the front pump of the trans wow just dont know what to say it sounded like the noise was coming from behind the timing cover well all we can do is try and get it right the next time i am glad i ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
thanks everyone. i decided to replace both the purge valve and the vent valve. the purge valve because it leaked a little vacuum at first, even though it quit leaking after i tested it a few times. the vent valve i wasn't sure about the safety valve in it unti... Trouble codes: P0455, P0133.
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ABS light VIN: 1MELM6243R
Thanks to those who responded to this post...I really do appreciate your efforts to help. In my original post I asked where this ABS diode is located...I did locate it by 'snaking my arm up under the dash on the drivers side and there I felt the harness comi...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Power Steering pump VIN: 1MEFM50U2X
Was air in system after trying to vacume bleed the system with no luck and 2 hours of time went with old school way lifting the car and moving the sterring wheel back and forth after 20 minutes it was good. Thanks to all the replies. Geo.
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4EB31POR
Thank you all who replied, David, Glen, Gary, Donald, Randy, [...], Peter, George, Victor & Bobby. I hope I didnt leave anyone out. All were great suggestions, We did check the coolant temp, it was found to be working properly, we did check for jumped timing ...
2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 5Y2SL62824
checked every thing suggested still works the same . i think it is in the transmission . i am going to test drive another car like mine to see if they all work this way.
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L computer, trans VIN: 1G8ZH528XW
well almost everyone said that i had the wrong trans in car i had a MP7 and i should have had a MP6 trans for the single over head cam engine you guys gave me the info that i needed to finish the job and make the customer a happy camper as for all the codes co...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Turbo VIN: BH5-016490
Hi Team We fitted 4 new tyres of the correct size and all faults have gone. The vehicle came in with a wine in the trans or diff and low power on take off. We found that the primary turbo was loosing boost and checked all the well known faults that these car...
1990 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L slips into neutral ? VIN: JT2ST85N2L
I am sorry for late close. Most all replies said to take to a known good tranny shop for repairs. I gave customer copies of replies that I recieved and recommend two tranny shops. I called him back last week and this week to see if he had taken them in. He had...
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