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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire
I have replaced spark plugs--still have miss fire on #4 tried new wire and new coil. scoped the wire secondary pattern is way different than the ones firing good..Question is can the ign module cause a miss fire under load but fire good at idle? it really sou... Trouble codes: #4
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Wont take fuel VIN: 2G4WS52J23
I don't like to post without hands on but this seems to be open and shut as far as the symptom.Slow fill...Kicks the nozzle off.Ive been into a few of these and the filler neck has been the problem but I realise theres more to it than that.I can cycle the vent...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L air mix door VIN: 1G6KS5155J
I can check body data BD24 air delivery mode and its no.4 off,how do you operate the air delivery?
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KS52Y1S
This car has a misfire under a load. It seems worse when hot. It has new plugs, wires & have replaced coils with known good ones with no change. I have checked crank sensors & they check good. The misfire feels like the ignition breaking down. Maybe not. Could...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L suspension VIN: 1G6KD54Y92
This caddy is really a deusy. Customer brought new hubs for us to install, which we did. He didn't tell me about noise until after we installed the new hubs. He said a dealership told him it needed hubs. Anyway, the car has a thumping\poping noise when rolling...
1969 Chevrolet C10 5.7L Blows Gears VIN: CS149B8458
Customer brought this converted 1969 Chev pickup into me to see if I could repair his problem. Let me start off by saying this is a 1969 Chevy pickup with a 1996 5.7 LT1 and a 4L60E behind it. The engine has a LT1 Hotcam with headers and a custom programed vcm...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L lots of codes VIN: 2G1WN54T5P
car came in running connected car to scan tool has multiple codes and they come and go and changed as long as on scan tool... has false readind or no reading at rpm ... customer says sometime hard start or no acceleration
1996 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GBJG31K6T
Thank you for your help. About a month ago one of our fleet customers brought in a van for the rear wheels locking up and the vehicle fish tailing on occasion. Happend 3 times in a couple of week period. Usually happens after driving 10-15 miles on the highway...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13WZV
Hello fellow technicians. I have a problem with this vehicle that has been haunting me for 3 days now. Initially, the vehicle came in leaking oil and coolant. Numerous leaks were found, but the customer only opted for the oil cooler/remote filter lines and the...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Not sure VIN: 1GBFG15R5X
Power steering at idle is about 40%. If you rev off idle it feels normal. We did not have a pressure gauge to ck pressure but felt it was in the pump. We replaced the pump and did not fix. We went to dealer and borrowed the pressure gauge and it test with in s...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19WOX
when vehicle came back recheck for codes only code p1870. recheck cam retard reads -60 at idle. what is causing the cam retard to go crazy. Trouble codes: P1870 (trans slippage), P0420, P1345 (cmp/ckp syncronation problem)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W6X
Normally I don't work on Blazers, but my customer brings his Benz here and called me about his frustrating problem. The vehicle continues to set a random missfire code. I got the vehicle yesterday and proceeded with basic missfire diagnostics. CEL was not on, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TXX
Thanks in advance for your time. This truck came in with MIL on. Was running OK. It had lean codes, both banks. Test drive was OK. Long term fuel trim +25 both banks. IAC counts very low. Tested fuel system. Pressure OK, flow poor, waveform on pump motor very ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L engine VIN: 1Y1SK52831
The problem I have with this car is oil consumption. Customer states it uses about 3 quarts a week, Comp test good 155 psi on all 4 cylinders air cleaner is new, hoses are clear, pcv valve has been replaced, no oil in air box, This car does not smoke, no fuel ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29UT1
Hey guys, Got a Chevy here thats a little odd. We replaced the engine in this truck and have had a missfire since then. It is a fleet vehicle so no one knows if it is a preexisting problem or not. We flushed the injectors, that lasted for 2 weeks then #4 miss ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random), P0303 (3 miss), P0304 (4 miss)
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGG25RX2
Vehicle was towed in crank no start found water in distributor cap no external cause,have recently found this problem in many other gm v6 and v8 engines,one email suggested the problem is from the distributor vent and that he is going to try blocking it off,my... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L back up lights VIN: 1G1ND52J22
This one blows fuses intermittently. It's the 10 amp back up light fuse. It seems to do it when shifting into reverse at times. I was hoping somebody may have ran into this before and could point me in the right direction. I've checked the fix database and cou...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on, guages go out VIN: 1G1ND52J23
we dont have any info for this car but for the first two codes PO443 and PO449 and went thru the tests and it seams like those systems are working fine has anyone run into the other codes and could they all be related together any help would be nice thanks in ... Trouble codes: P0443, P0449, B2600 (daytime running error), B2602 (DRLrelay output shorted to ground or open), B1379 (ign 3 imput), P1585 (CC inhibit ckt CC lamp control ckt)
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L abs,hvac,trans VIN: 2C3HD56F7R
Car ran fine and after sitting for 2 weeks, battery was dead. After jumping, all gearshift quadrant lamps were on,abs and trac control lamps on,heater goes to defrost on high fan speed, radio stays on with key off. Trans will not shift also. There are no engin...
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GR14X2J
Customer brought vehicle in after another shop out of town had worked on because it had quit running, She picked up vehicle and came home next moring would not start, finally got to run, drove to shop but died several times, Checked codes 44 found, performed a... Trouble codes: 44 (Fused J2 Input)
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L fuel leak VIN: 8CRW701239
Sorry to post this problem. This '94 Ram pickup has a 5.9 TD. The fuel lines along the rail from the tank have rotted causing a fuel leak. The dealer is not sure what to order, am having a problem getting the two lines. Both lines back at the tank are clamped....
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L control head VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
I am having a problem with my own van, it has rear heat and a/c. The problem is all the display lights blink. Like the recirc, the rear defrost, and the a/c buttons. I have watched and they seem to all blink for about 15 min or so , then go out. Aside from bei...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs module or cab VIN: 3B7KF23Z9V
ABS and brake light has 4WAL br fluid full and abs inop before light comes on. Checked for codes with mentor/genisys no communication performed diag for no communication per diag track to failed CAB module due to cost dealer went with used CAB. Tests performed...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Cluster VIN: 1B4GP44L1X
Hello all, i hope to shed some light on this, i have my uncles vehicle here,the whole cluster will not light up,gauges wont work, and the ABS lamp is on, other shop says need cluster cant get info from the ABS system. So now i have it, removed cluster and foun...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L alternator VIN: 1B7KF23681
truck came in when cold charging system would turn on and off. i suspected pcm, since it has internal voltage regulator. when i brought it back in, i realized the charging system would only kick down to 12 volts when the manifold heaters were on. just wanted t...
1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Camshaft
Hi Guys I recieve this car with the engine disasambled partially and I already assambled the block with new pistons and everything else new. Now, looks like there are missing parts in the front cover area, so I need a diagram of the parts in the front part of...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP604XK
Hey guys and gals, this is my bosses wifes car and it is in imaculate shape, but is starting to drive me nuts. I am hoping someone my see something that I have missed and point me in the right direction. This thing has a mis and a stumble/hesitation. it will d...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
MIL not illuminated, (Used car dealer wanted me to service trans. When scanned PO733 is KOER and Memory. Oh, and P1000. Of course, Fluid was burnt bad, nice shavings on magnet. changed filter, cleared code, drive. Temperature guage fluctuates, and low displaye...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Evap monitor VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
Hello Ford techs: I have this explorer that will not run the monitor for evap.Replaced battery on this vehicle and have to generate readiness status.I followed the generic drive cycle. All the monitors were complete except Evap. Is there a special way to run t...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
CEL comes on after 3-10 sec. of heavy load. Always has same code. Injector pressure was max. 1200psi. After oil change I.P. 1500psi. Problem seems to be getting worse. No recent repair work has been done. Customer had changed oil 3months ago, with 10-30, now h... Trouble codes: P1211
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Vacuum Hubs VIN: 4F4ZR17X0W
Truck hubs disengage on hills. Apply vacuum to left front and there is a leak. Has anyone ever tried to convert these to a Manual Locking hub or Mechanical Auto hub. If not what are the parts that should be replaced. The archives suggest Hub seal and CV. Does ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5144W
hi, i need some help diagnosing this 98 windstar 3.8. it has a hesitation when starting off or just at idle while revving engine, and also once in awhile it will stall coming to a stop. so far what all was replaced was as follows: lower intake manifold and gas...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I replaced the PCM on this vehicle and finally got it to take. I now have a P1639 code that won't clear. What do I need to do to get it cleared? I do have the NGS scan tool, if that is what's needed. Thank You! Trouble codes: P1639
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FM2A5147Y
This 3.8 Windstar has lean codes, bank one and two. Fuel trims are +15 both banks. Customer says fuel pump and filter replaced a month ago. I verified pressure and volume are okay. Looked for obvious vacuum leaks...found none. I vaguely remember a fix that de...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E61
The customer complains the vehicle runs rough then stalls only once every day when engin is cold. After run for a few minutes the vehicle is fine the rest of the day. Other then these lean codes we are unable to idenify the cause. We are concerned there is a v... Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean bank one), 0174 (Lean bank two)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31552
Every once in a while the truck won't start. Cranks over great, just won't run. Cold or hot, makes no difference. Completely intermittent. When it acts up, the tach doesn't move. Figured it was a crank sensor, put one in and made no difference. My scanner show...
2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEC13T3Y
Truck will sometimes crank start and shut off, when it does this the interior lamps, drivers door unlock relay, auto headlamps, door and keyin chimes and dash guages fail to work. Module status shows BCM fails to communicate with scanner. Followed information ... Trouble codes: P1626 (theft deterent system-fuel enable circuit), U1000, U1064 (Lost comm), U1016
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GTHK24G61
This truck is very bizzare. I have scanned and found nothing wrong. Fuel pump is new with in 4 months and fuel pressure in normal and when it does cut out it does not act like a fuel starvation issue. It seems more like a quick key shut off and restart. When i...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB767XN
I have a very intermittent no start. I replaced the ignition switch, and main fuel relay yesterday. Was wanting to check the ECM ground also. Loni Hull posted a message on Dec 5, (I printed it and saved) with a stalling problem. He said he found the ECM ground...
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L alarm VIN: 2HGEJ667XT
This customer drove the car in for overheating, I took her to work and then when I got back I pulled her car in to inspect, found a crack in the rad. right away, talked to her and sold the job. When finished the car would not start with the key, when in start ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L fuel injection/abs/srs/heater blower motor VIN: 2HGES15651
This vehicle has just been towed in.Customer stated that dash warning lights have been flashing for the past couple of weeks(seat belt,maint required,trunk open)The car quit last night,a burning smell was present and the blower motor operation was eratic.Fuel ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21531
hey guys,hope someone out there can help me. i just got this car in yesterday and the customer said the other morning he drove the car in the to work,with no problems.on the way home the battery light came on so he continued to drive and then all the guages we...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Window & Locks VIN: SAJJA42C2Y
Hi guys, This is a new customer & the complaint is that the right window & lock are inop. At first if the right handle was pulled the window would drop every time as if it needed resetting. The window would not work with either switch. I tried the battery disc...
1976 Jeep CJ7 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, backfire in exhaust VIN: J6M93AA027
Normally I wouldn't touch this vehicle (I'm a front end and brake guy)except it's the boss's nephew's and he's trying to sell it. I don't have a scope, only a tach/dwell meter, timing light, compression tester, and vac. gauge. Everything I've done it needed ex...
1987 Jeep Comanche 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1JHS6417HT
I thought this was fixed the last time I posted, but it came back. My brother has a 1987 Comanche 4 cyl std. I cannot find a factory manual. This truck will start and die when cold. I can keep it running with carb cleaner. It has been so intermittent that it i...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5P
vehicle was towed in for a no start it had new spark plugs ,wires,cap,rotors found the coil was bad we replaced the coil and the car started but it runs good at a idle or hard acceleration but backfires bad on gentle accelration checked convertor and is ok wit...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L master cly VIN: 1J4FY29P5V
vechile will not bleed properly,have blead brakes 4-5 times all different approahes,still have air in system ,will not bleed out,pedal becomes ok while bleeding,once it sits a few minutes ,pedal goes to floor.
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on, no speedo VIN: 1J4GL48KX2
Jeep came in with no speedo or odometer & check eng. light on. Ohm'd output speed sensor & was 500 ohms. Alldata says more than 5 ohms is bad. Replaced output sensor & no different.Also tried new part on Input side(same part#) & no different. Looking on Master... Trouble codes: P00, 500 (no v.s.s. signal), P00, 700 (codes in transmission), P, 1790 (fault after shift), P, 1794 (speed sensor error)
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22A3P
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2227X
Hello all, and especially Mazda techís. Iíve been given a project here. Itís going to be a motor to run a hydraulic pump to lift yachts out of the water, a 50-ton travel lift. The transaxle has been gutted, a special driveline and the pump bell housing have be...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 250C 2.8L ping VIN: 1140231200
hi everone this car came to me for engine reseal, transmission reseal, steering gear, speedo, and other repairs. performed all repairs and vehicle runs ok but pings under acceleration. timing is set to factory spec. 4 atdc. this car uses exhaust emission modif...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 sl 427CID retractiable top VIN: 1070431201
This is an interesting one here, i have a 1973 mercedes 450 sl show car. The car has a blown 427 engine, tube chassis, and a custom interior. The problem i am haveing is that i want to put up the soft top but i can not find the release for it. I am sure that b...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas light VIN: WDBJF65H5X
I found that there is a problem with the BAS Module, no recognizing the brake on or off position and think that the brake are on while the car is moving causing the light to go on. Any body with this problem before please let me know.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Hi, I'm having a problem With this ML, It keep setting Code p0304, I can seem to get it to happen when accelerating on to the freeway, seems to happen either under load or decelerating. Dealer suggsted new wire set and plugs, customer brought car to us and we ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5841S
car failed idle portion of Drive clean test HC 800 ppm, Car idles rough not like a weak cylinder but like a vacuum leak? or like a multec injector short type of rough idle??? Tested logic it appears correct pulse width is 4.5-3.8 in closed loop at idle [wa...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Lighting VIN: JN1C204S9D
Nissan Pros, I have this Nissan that has a dim head light, cannot figure out why, have 6 volts going to the light. Have checked all wiring and all is well. Found a "head light sensor box" that seems to be the culprit, does anyone know what this is?? Any help ...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: IDONTKNOW0
this truck is failing the nox emission. Egr valve is working manualy. the pcm is not sending a signal (ground) to the egr solenoid. tps,mas,egr temp,baro/map sensor-input sensor are all fine.check computer ground ok. found evap solenoid had a high voltage drop...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G2WJ52K4X
Hello everyone, I have a Grand Prix that is surging smoothly between 50 and 60 m.p.h. When you lightly accelerate anywhere between these speeds after you have already started to cruise the vehicle surges back and forth. All the data seems to follow up and down...
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1248Y
customer complains high beams don't work and D.R.L. light flashes in drive, and when car is shut off and key out of ignition, check engine light will flash one time after aprox. 15 sec. and after car sits a awhile car will crank and won't start. I found shorte...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
Customer complaint of vehicle die after start up. It also wanted to died one time going down road. I have found that vehicle will start and when it wants to die will do it right after it starts. May do it 2 consecutive times in a row then it will run fine. Som... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft Deterent System SIgnal)

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L exterior lighting VIN: WBADP6332X
hello and thanks this car will not be back for a week or so but great thanks to rick storm of nh he sent me much needed info it looks as though this car will be needing a lighting control module thanks again mark
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L radio clock VIN: 1G4HP52L4R
Greetings Brother Techs... removing the radio from the line eliminated draw from the battery ...radio has subsequently been replaced. Problem solved..customer happy. Thanks for all of the replies!! [...]
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L alternator VIN: 1G6KY5491W
We were on the right track with the battery temp thermister. We ordered in a new resistor and compared resistance values between the two. New part at room temp- about 77 deg. 1.6k ohms and the old resistor was at 2.5k ohms. This sends a voltage back to the alt...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14Z3P
Thank you for all the advice guys. Robert had it right.I replaced esc module off of another truck on lot.Test drove with scanner after clearing code 43,after 20 miles no MIL light.Replaced module w/new delco.Customer is happy,me too!Thank you everyone,lots of ... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module or sensor problem).
1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 7.2L No Start VIN: CS43T7CI88
Thanks to John,Tony,Gord,Adam,Mike,Jim and charles and their wiring diagrams we were able to fabricate a wiring harness for this old lead sled and it runs fine. The guys also suggested coverting to the more common chrysler electronic ignition system. If still ...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3EH46F4P
To make a long story short, The more i drove it the worse it started running. I cannot believe customers only complaint was cold start up surge\stall. While i was moitoring scan data the check engine lamp came on for a dtc 14 map low voltage code. Checked powe...
1995 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L Stall VIN: 1P3AA463XS
I am going to close this post without an actual fix. I had already checked everything that was suggested in the reply's i received. I have come to the conclusion the PCM is the problem and the customer declined the replacement due to cost. He is going to trade...
1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L moniters not run VIN: 4B3AU42Y6T
thanks to those who replied. we advised the customer of the reflash. they have not returned with the vehicle yet. we will update when they do. thanks to all that replied. its alot of help. thanks again.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L mode control VIN: 1B7HC16Z7Y
Thanks to all that helped. It was the vac. check valves. IATN is a big help and resource. Thanks again, Danny
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X8S
hi everyone, well i swaped some plug wires and the weak spark followed two of them removed all to inspect closer found 3 of 6 almost new parts store wires burnt inside boot at plug end they didnt arc when i wet them r&r wires problem solved.. remember go oem i...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L lf wss VIN: 1FALP62W0T
Hello, Kim from missouri provided the information that Code 31 is defined as an open/short condition in the LF WSS circuit, and Code 75 is defined as intermittant loss of LF WSS signal below 25 mph. We allready knew that an open condition had existed in th...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L wipers&washers VIN: 1FTDX1724V
thanks again to all who replied,the general concesus was water intrusion. i finally was able to get vehicle back and did find water leaking from windshield seal onto gem module. had the windshield seal repaired and replaced gem module. all is dry and working f...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X9W
I need to thank all of you for you great help. But as it turned out this was one of those stupid ones. I had my helper do the upper intake gasket. I had him doing some other things when i was rechecking this one, so we never really talked about it. I decided t... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
special thanks to ryan in georgia. it was the dpef sensor shorted. never seen this before or heard of it. this thing would knock out the pcm. dont know why. thanks to all who helped . wish i could give more details to fix but unpluging the sensor when stalled ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Rear Oil Hub Seals VIN: 1FTWW33F0Y
Thanks for all the replies. The info was great. Its been two weeks and no leaks from the rear oil hub seals. The problem was the rear end was different from the VIN#. Had the Dealer look up the Rear-end #'s and found the seals had differnet part #'s. For the f...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F62
you guys are right on the cam sensor. i put the scan tool back on the truck and found a code for a cam sensor that for some reson was not in there the first time i had it on there. also i had it runnng and i was wacthing the fuel presser and rpm and found when...
1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L front differential VIN: 1GKFK16K6P
Thanks to all who read and replied. The fix for this was a lock ring at the rear of the transfer case. It very well could have been a lock ring in the differential also from what most of the replies mentioned. It may have been easyer to find if I had not had t...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L heater VIN: 3GKFK16T4Y
Well 8 out of nine said to flush or replace the cores so thats the direction we took. We got some 'heavy duty' cleaner from the GM dealer(P/N [...]) , pulled both coolant plugs in the block and let it drain completely.The right side hole was completely plug...
2002 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15R32
we have the van fixed it did end up being the cap was crossfiring on 1 and 3 we replaced the cap and it runs good the cap that was on the van was 1 week old so we had a bad new part thanks for all your help on this repair Trouble codes: P0300.
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB7257N
Most replies were right on the noise,no or low coolant flow at idle valve. We want to thank all of you again for helping us and teaching us a thing about these Honda's. The water pump was seeping, so we replaced the water pump and timing belt and the idle retu...
1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58V17
we performed the voltage drop tests on the wires from ecm to cts using the bulb method offered, compared this vehicle to others including gm using the same engine or strategies, and monitored signal from cts to ecm during test drive w/ snap-on vantage connecte... Trouble codes: P0125, P1870.
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Struts VIN: SAJDA03P42
I had several replies on this topic & most said that if I do not have access to an Autologic scanner or equivalent, I would be wasting time, so I reffered the customer to dealer. Thanks for the input guys. John
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A61
Thankfully I can call this one done and away. As it turns out, I didn't pay close enough attention to the cam timing as this was my undoing. The right bank tensioner had failed and allowed the exhaust cam to jump a tooth. Why this didn't set misfire codes for ... Trouble codes: P0304.
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM65L8S
and the winners are dan, mario, jim, rob, bob, rich and all the others that suggested an egr block. i removed the intake and sprayed the egr hole in it and observed it fill up.this was strange because i had done this already and found cleaner going into the in... Trouble codes: 332 (insufficient exhaust gas recirculation flow).
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WX52HXX
Thanks for your help and suggestions. Further exploration revealed that the balance shaft and its bearings were the cause of the noise. The oil pressure was indeed ZERO when warm at idle. The customer has purchased a salvage yard engine (found through www.car-...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C9T
Well, the replies I recieved seem to lean towards a valve not sealing properly and the customer declined having the valve job done. So, if he still owns the car when the emission test comes up he'll have to do it and we'll see then if it's fixed. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder number 1 misfire).
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Defroster VIN: 1P4GP44G4W
WOW this one recieved alot of replies!!! Frist of all thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. We fixed this one with your help. We watched the mode doors on a recal and the blend door was sticking about every fifth time. We replaced the blend door motor...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L engine and trans swap VIN: 1G2NW15D95
The customer has agreed that this swap is not worth the effort or dollars involved. I showed him your best advice, which I greatly appreciate. We don't need any more nightmares.
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2JB12TXX
Thank everyone for repling to my help. I have replaced the engine in this vehicle. I was unable to find the noise, even though I thought it was in the intake cam area of the cylinder head. The customer thought that it would be better to go with a used engine i...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G8ZK5277X
1 and 4 plug wires crossed at coil pack,corrected wires and problem gone should have looked at this but it ran well for having crossed wires Trouble codes: P1599 (stall or near stall).
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BK6353S
Thank you very much everyone, this was my first request on the network and i'm very impressed. Well your replies were pretty much what I expected which was the owners driving habits and after getting to know the guy he does do some harsh driving in the mountia...
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3FJ80W2M
thanks for all of the replies - you guys were very helpful - the problem was burned valves - found the intake valves burned - the upshot was when the shop installed the engine they never adjusted the valves (machine shop assembled engine and the shop installed...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12E7S
Wow, thanks for all the responces. With further searching, I found that the two vacuum lines from the throttle body to the egr modulator were reversed (labeled R and E). They both are basically ported vacuum so I don't know how that will affect it. I cleared t... Trouble codes: P0402.
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWAK01H5T
Thanx for all the replies. A new ignition switch fixed the problem
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Unfortunately this car isn't fixed yet. I tried everything suggested and after talking with several techs, I came to the conclusion that it is possibly the ecm. The customer didn't want to spring for a new one at $900 so after much time he found a used one. Wh... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L pcv VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
This one is fixed. It took me doing alot of research to figure this one out. MOD says this car has a PCV valve. VW says car has PCV valve. Asked VW to send me one, after two days they called me back and told me there is no parts listing for a PCV valve on a VR...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L p1612 VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
Thankyou all who offered help. Although the adaption I performed allowed the car to start with perfect driveability and no check engine light, the procedure was in fact incomplete and I had a code logged ( p1612 ). Byron, Michal, Don, David from CA, David from... Trouble codes: P1612.
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9508N
hello again-thank you to john [...]-but also to all others who repllied-we ended up checking the ignition relay in engine compartment and relay checked bad-we found another relay under the hood and swapped them out-and the car started up and ran just fine-tha...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5543T
Thanks to everybody, Sorry it took so Long To get back,I pushed this one outside for Awhile,To think about it and also Work on other vehicles to make some money,My friend in The volvo Understands I cant spend all My time On this one.So it came back In and I sp... Trouble codes: P0340.
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