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1986 BMW 325 2.7L No Start, ONLY FIRES ON 1 & 6 VIN: WBAAB5406G
this is my first exposure to this car. owner brought it in partially assembled after an engine rebuild. engine was in car with manifolds on and injectors in. wiring and plumbing was not in place. position and speed sensor plugs were crumbling, and taped over. ...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L valve train VIN: WBACB4312P
Car came in after being overheated twice. Tesed positive for blown head gasket. Removed head and found two cracks in the head. Head was sent out and repaired. Shop milled head about .006in. After replacing head, I have alot of valve train noise. It sounds like...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L power door locks VIN: 1G4HP54K51
Good morning, techs. I'm in over my head and I could use some help from the GM Gurus. The complaint on this Buick is door locks inop. Using a Mastertech I am finding code U1255 - no communication with the DDM (driver door module) and the IPM (instrument panel ...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WB55K41
car stalls on start up after sitting for about 10mins. after being driven. it doesn't matter how long you drive it and it never stalls while driving or has any drivabiliry problems. starts good cold or hot if restarted right away. after it stalls the second ti...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1GEEH90Y0Y
The car can run inside the shop at idle for unlimited amount of time and will not overheat. About 20-30 minutes of highway driving before the car will start the gauge climbing. When car is overheating the pressure pushes the coolant out the overflow jug. The c...
1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL 5.0L check engine light VIN: 1G1AZ3772D
purchased this car for myself, previous owner took carburator off, knocked out factory plugs for idle-air adjustment. i was told that he removed, cleaned, and "guessed" about where the idle screws were originally! the car does not run bad, just a little ruff i...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22S1R
Vehicle came in with misfire, black smoke, rich exhaust. Had low spark on cyl 2 and 5. Changed the coil pack, no change. Changed the spark plugs and the wires and it ran great. One month later returned with same problem. Compression is good, 130+/-5. The plugs...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Power Seat VIN: 1G1YY22P4R
This car has a short in the Power seat circuit, I have traced it to a defective circuit diode. It is installed at the connector on the body harness side of the circuit. If it was on the switch side of the circuit, it wouldn't be a problem, since it is on the b...
1996 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LV1542T
missfires on 1 & 4 cyl. hist stores for #2 & 4 cyl have swaped injectors, replaced ignition module,coils,plugs @ wires have replaced pcm compression 125psi ave per cylinder showes missfire counts on # 1& 4 in closed loop force open and missfire is #2 cyl only ... Trouble codes: 300 (randam missfire)
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GAGG25F2Y
hey guys im sure this is a easy one, but replaced the fuel filter in this 2000 chev 2500 van with the 6.5 liter, started it ran fine for about 30 seconds then died and will not restart, i have no fuel press and no flow at the bleeder on the fuel filter adaptor...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
hot soak idle down low, cannot accellerate, pops in intake, restart it runs fine
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L No start VIN: 2CNBJ63451
Help! I Have a chevy tracker (suzuki engine) towed in as a no start. checked items listed above and initial no start procedures. then performed compression test, resultes showed bad. they are as follows: Dry: 1. 60 2. 30 3. 40 4. 30 5. 50 6. 30 Wet: 1. 140 2. ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC29181
This truck runs fine untill its loaded pulling a trailer and after 20-30 miles it will like sudder on light throttle going up a slight incline at cruise and then evetually will lose power and the trans will keep downshifting and you can't get 20mph out of it. ... Trouble codes: P0093
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13S12
Hello all. I am working on a trailblazer that on occasion will not shift from where ever the 4wd selector switch is positioned. Generally after sitting for a while after the 4wd was used on the previous trip. When you start the vehicle the 4wd selector will f...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L starting VIN: 1GNET16S53
there is a banging nose when staring & shutting off there don:t seem to be any thing lose feel like under driver seat or fllor board only feel during start up or shutting off help...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Overdrive VIN: 1B7KF2363W
Vehicle came in with intermitent problem. Transmission would start shifting in and out of overdrive when driving down the road at about 35miles per hour no perticular time. sometimes it works great but now it seems to be happening more often. It used to take a...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH46R8W
Hi Guy's Engine cold, it will start but run's uneven, cut and come back, seems to run rich in fuel while it's on Open Loop, like a flooded engine. After a few minutes, it runs fine. No codes, I go on road test, the performance is very good, it goes on close l...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L head lights VIN: 2B4GP44R41
This caravan has left front day time running light and passenger front head light and left front high beam and parking lights. Those are the only ones that work. I replace the module twice. All powers and grounds to module are good. Wires from module to the he...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L keys VIN: 1D4HR48N23
We went to program new keys with drbIII,got locked out due to skim module in used column has different pin code form original, pulled vin from skim, aquired matching pin for used column. waited 1 hour and keys programmed still no start,mismatched vin. replaced...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rotors VIN: 1D4GP24R95
customer drove van 1600 miles and brakes out.rotors chewed up,pads and plates of pads gone. pistons of calipers popped out against rotors on front. so hot on front damaged ball joints and melted wheel bearing both sides. rear shoes and drums have been hot also...
1991 Ford Taurus L 3.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FACP50UXM
Hi gang, the wiper motor in this Taurus was smoked, so I replaced it and the new one won't run. The switch is supplying power at the motor, but I don't have a proper ground. My manual has a very poor diagram for this system. Please check your memory banks and ...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5344P
This vehicle was towed in to our shop after it quit while driving on the highway and would not restart. Vehicle has no spark or fuel pressure. However, when the spout connector is removed the vehicle has spark but fuel pump will not run. PCM was replaced as pe...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA41X6V
Hi Guys, Was given this van after other shops could not repair. Here is the problem- When cold start runs like it is flooded out untill you accelerate for a few seconds- then will run fine. I have check for fuel pressure drop in shop after the van was warm an...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
Last week we replaced both front door exterior locks. The little switch on the back side of the locks was reused on the new locks. Now the theft light does not light in the dash when the doors are locked. MOD does not give any information at all on the anti-th...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
We are installing a used engine in a 1998 Explorer. We are installing a 2001 engine out of an Explorer Sport. The fuel rail and wire harness are different sowe are swapping them over. The 2001 engine had a returnless fuel system while our vehicle has a return ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21S3Y
This truck was running fine.Driver states truck lost power,cel came on and then driver states he saw smoke coming from under the hood.Hooked up scanner and retrieved codes.While hood was raised a strong burnt wire smell was noted.Inspected wiring harness to se... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
I have this focus that a customer just bought. It has a serious vibration in gear or out of gear. I mean it will shake your teeth. Have checked all mounts and jacked up each end of engine and trans with no change. Any ford techs know of any related problems? T...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L ride control VIN: 1FAFP34393
we did a four wheel alignment on this car because of tire wear. after we did the alignment, customer came back complaining that the rear of car feels loose in cornering at speed. we rotated tires, balanced tires on hunter 9700, rechecked the alignment, visuall...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52462
This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine, I work for VW, so dont see to many Fords, We are looking into why it keeps tripping a lien fault. Unable to find any leaks. What is common on these. I know VWs but not common stuff on Ford Also how to reset the Oil Ch... Trouble codes: P (Fuel trim Lien)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNF20S83
hey all you ford techs out there.this f250 will shutdown and then restart when put in has a code 720 output shaft speed sensor malfunction.tested with vantage and has a good signal. when watching pid on scanner the sensor all of a sudden will spike to ... Trouble codes: 720 (output shaft speed sensor malfunction)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L dont know VIN: 1FTPX14564
This is my personal truck. Dealer just gives me the run around. Viberation is not bad enough to shake a paint can, but can easliy be felt and bothers me. Starts at 50 and gets worse above 65. If you run the truck up to 80+ and let off it is the worst on decel....
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L brake light VIN: 2FAHP71W15
this is a police car was brought in for no brake lights the upper brake light in the rear window works all other lights work checked brake light switch it checked good got power leaving but no power at rear brake lights any sug would be great ,.thanks
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L trans & gauges VIN: 1FABP37856
Hello i once found a fix on here that had to do with transmission problems and instrument problems and i can not locate it... The problems included codes p0740, p0785,p0758 & p1860 on 96 & up. The fix was the power relay system and I have no idea what exactly ...
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D7V
Hi group, we have a 1997 Infiniti J30, with check engine light on. (code p0705) park/neut position or swich problem. replaced inhibitor swich (nutral safty swich)no resault, during freeway drive according to the customer statement major surge or bucking with t... Trouble codes: P0705
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L blower motor, VIC VIN: 1J4GZ58S5V
Hello all, I have a interesting issue with this jeep. I have a intermittent powering up of blower motor, Vehicle information center, overhead display, turn signals will work, all with key off, draining the battery. It sometimes takes 2-3 days before everything...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N5X
The check engine light is on all the time and there are no codes set. I checked all the computers, engine, trans., and body. and there are no codes. I tried clearing codes anyway but nothing happened. The vehicle runs good and the data stream looks good. I was...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1445V
this truck keeps flagging a p1703 and p1708 for the transfer link circuit being open or shorted.I have checked the wire from the trans box to the ecm it is fine.I cleaned all connectors at ecm and transfer box as well.cleaned ecm still does al... Trouble codes: 1703 (transfer box link open), 1708 (transfer box link shorted)
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L air bag light VIN: JT8VK13T5N
Got code #15 for open in front air bag sensor circuit, I have checked resistance of wiring and both crash sensors, I found a tsb for the wrong pins on the crash sensors for giving wrong specs. I see the mistake and am using the correct numbers.(publication # R...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM1HD4615P
Hello, this car came in with a stumble and wouldn't rev over 5000 rpm Fuel presuure was 32 psi at idle 12 at 2000 rpm. replaced pump and filter pressure up to 53 psi. Car returns with similar symptom car sat in shop 3 hours with hood open and shop heat on symp...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53U9X
having a problem with this one.customer just bought car and it developed a ghost miss on cyl.#1.seems to be no pattern to miss.tried chemical cleaning injectors. seemed to help and about 5 days later it came back. tried steam cleaning the valves.drove from col... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1)
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA3AM54JOS
cyl 3&6 no spark ,no ground pulse to power transistor to fire coil from the computer.checked all powers and grounds to computer (all good) replaced the computer 3 times ,still there .disconnected all the wires from the computer not needed to make signal (all s...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L temp VIN: 1G3WX52H21
I have a olds that overheats at low speeds therm. was replaced by a friend have removed water pump to check fins all is well rad has good flow the lower hose never gets hot upper hose does removed therm while eng was hot noticed it was barely open i replaced t...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L guage VIN: 2P4GP45ROW
Well hello all The problem i have is a intermitent no guages and when they are not working, the dash light flicker and the radio lights flicker, and the abs light on, the customer also said the transmission has been downshifting all by it self. Well, yesterda...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Sliding Door VIN: 1GMDX03EXW
The power sliding door closes most of the way and then opens again. It will not close all the way. Alldata has a TSB that says to replace the wiring harness and contacts. We did that and it did not fix the problem. Alldata says that on extended wheelbase vans ...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L oil cunsumption VIN: 3G7DB03E32
this vehicle will consume about 1 1/2 quarts of oil after an oil change within [...]. there are no oil leaks, pcv valve is working properly, and no oil residue in the exhaust pipe. it's a 3.4L and i havn't seen one that consumes this much oil w...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Warning light VIN: WP0CA2987W
Customer brings car in for coolant service per Porsche. Nothing noted for weeks afterwards... Now customer notes that the light is occasionally blinking on the temp gauge. Not every drive cycle, but some. No check engine light. No ill effects. According to th...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L steering VIN: YS3DM35B5R
This car is well-maintained. I have a slight vibration in the steering between 55-65mph. Have replaced outer CV Joints(boots leaking); replaced tie-rods; aligned frontend; had tires (Goodyear Eagles 195/60R15s) balanced (both static and dynamic) twice. Had tir...
1992 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G8ZH5497N
This one has a miss at idle with the engine hot and trans in drive. It is a random miss but a pretty hard miss. Replaced coils, plugs, wires. I am not sure if the miss is ignition related or fuel related. BLM is 108-120, (120 driving and 108 idling. Integrator...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L No Start VIN: IG8JW52R7Y
Friend's This Saturn, came to me on a tow truck with a no Start problem, Costumer bought the car not long ago and was at the Dealer for a no start problem about a month ago, the costumer also pull the Battery out to have recharge, so when i got the car all co...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: 4S3BG685XV
This vehicle was brought into our shop 3 months ago with the timing belt having jumped 2 teeth on the crankshaft. (The cams were still aligned.) The timing belt had been changed by another about 1 year earlier, mileage unknown. Along with the belt, they had re...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L low on power VIN: JT3FJ60GXH
We installed a Jasper Engine in the landcruiser. The original engine had thrown a rod. It even broke the arm off the fuel pump. This truck had sat for a little over six months before the engine job. the customer said the carb was replaced with a reman unit a f...
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L vibration VIN: JT2ST87F1N
Hello to all members. I have this Cilica that has a bad vibration when accelerating, especially after 45MPH. The car runs great and has plenty of power, no missfire,etc. I've checked all the obvious, cv axles and boots look good. Also at idle you can feel the ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C91
Need some help on this VW, got one here that came in a few months ago with a 380 code, chased it down to a bad glow plug relay, replaced the relay and it has been fine for a while. Now the cust comes in and says sometimes it is hard to start sometimes and when... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug circuit)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D3X
Ok guys I opened this original request under a coworkers account and now it isn't active. So to Nigel contact me at [...] That is my primary email. Briefly here we go ok car has nostart condition. codes for vvt timing and cam sensor codes in ... Trouble codes: 014 (vvt timing controls exceded max), 342 (cam sensor out of range low reading)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L fuel pump VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Volvo guys, Here I am again needing some more help with this car. With the fuse in the fuse box under the hood the fuel pump runs all the time. I thought that pulling the relay this would correct the problem, but it didn't. My resources on this car are limited...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L pump, rack VIN: VV1SZ58D52
Hey everyone, this V70 XC came to us after another shop said rack & pinion needed replaced. Our client turned hard into parking spot and heard a clunking sound. Since then she has no power assist in steering. When we inspected the vehicle, steering wheel turns...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A2W
Well. . .this was a kinda stupid, no brainer type fix. Many thanks to Robert, Brian, Yuval, Vern, George, Dan and Terry - all provided usefull feedack on this one and the time they all took to help is greatly appreciated. NO - this was not a controler or bad...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L low beam,turn signal,wipers VIN: DOWA154993
hi guys, special thanks to 5 replys I'VE received...installed new ign switch, all system working again,,,radio code was in glove /box buried of course!!!many thanks to again... john
1999 Audi A4 1.8L thottle control VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Thank you all for taking time to reply. It is memory lost at the pcm . I ask my local snap on dealer to do throttle adaptation with Modis . The car is running fine now. Jose [...] all of you gave me r...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L gauges VIN: 1G6CD1338L
thank you Ted [...] the fix was cut the light blue wire circut 811 at the body control module in c2. it was the ground for the metric system vehcile does not have an e/m button it aslo has a dial type speedo. still doe not know why it ever swit...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L lots of codes VIN: 2G1WN54T5P
thanks out there for all the help this car had been to several shops went back to customer did just a little of pulling teeth and came up with some addtional info many parts replaced , by other shops... but wer tested ground they were good did the tap test whi...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Excessive RPMs VIN: 2GCEC19M6T
Well, it it fixed. A new ECM was the fix for this animal. After checking all of the suggestions received (possible vacuum leak under throttle body in particular can be very sneaky. A defect in IAC valve or cicuit, cruise control activity, a possible Instrument...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13R5V
sorry it took so long .think i finlly fixed miss checked injectors found cyl 7 bad replaced with new one.but still had slight miss when cold got better when warmed up replaced lower intake gasket fixed miss found defective gasket.thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl misfire dectected).
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, no spark
I would like to thank everyone again for responding. What I found was the new IC module had an internal open on the ground pin. When you checked for ground it was ok with the connector on because the wires were grounding, but internally the module had no conti...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1Y1SK5281W
Well, I received four replies. Two of those were just requesting more info from me, one suggested MAF but this car doesn't have one. The last reply said to check TPS. Customer has taken car and because this problem was so intermittant they have decided to live...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.8L steering
Hi guys. Thanks for all the replies guys a lot of great ideas. Special Thanks to Vern [...] and Sahag. They nailed it. It was indeed the starter drive broken. When you made a right turn the starter gear would slide to the left and just contact the flywheel ...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16RXX
First, thanks to all that replied to my service request. Most of you responded with the problem being the fuel pressure regulator. We did determine that to be the case and after a total review of the vehicles health (160,000 miles), we decided to change out th... Trouble codes: P00, 172 (System too rich left bank), P00, 300 (Eng. Misfire detected).
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNEC16RXX
First, thanks to all that replied to my service request. Most of you responded with the problem being the fuel pressure regulator. We did determine that to be the case and after a total review of the vehicles health (160,000 miles), we decided to change out th...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TXX
Thanks to the iATN members this vehicle is fixed. I knew in the back of my brain this thing had to have a vacuum leak, but when smoked three times at different temperatures and none showed any sign, I went off in the wrong direction and wasted a lot of time. T... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Lifters? VIN: 1GCGK24U3Y
You guys came thru again. First a summary of good information that it could have been..The valve train is a roller lifter with a roller bearing pivot on rocker arms. TSB# 02-06-01-029 addresses the issue of rocker arm bearing failure..we inspected for that on ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29UT1
Thanks too all that replied. Guys we found the fuel pressure regulator leaking fuel into the intake. Evidently #4 gets the majority of the fuel, #3 a little less. Replace regulator and problem is solved. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random), P0303 (3 miss), P0304 (4 miss).
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12F12
Some suggested the warped head bypassed enough coolant to bias the #1 oxygen sensor, but the oxygen sensor readings loked good to me. Several suggested that I had a vacuum leak, but the vacuum gauge did not waver from a steady 20' and spraying carb cleaner rev... Trouble codes: P1005.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z72
hello i finally fixed this one doug from utah fit it, the bank 1 sensor 1 was the problem .i was driving it to lunch with the tech 2 on it in live plot mode and 5 miles in to my drive the bk1 sensor 1 would start to slow down and drop out to near 0. sure enoug... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P0131.
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC13T52
Thanks to all who responded. I did not get an answer to my original question about Mode $06 information, but am heading to a Mode $06 class this weekend, so maybe I'll find out. I manually tested the EVAP system on this Avalanche and it's been a couple of week... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP system).
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start VIN: N4WE145679
Gentlemen, thank you for all of your help on this vehicle. I found the cam sensor and crank sensor were not synching correctly. I replaced the distributor and the concern was correct. Using a dual trace scope allowed me the see the lag time between the two sen...
1997 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2E3HD56F4V
changed the o-rings for the injectors and fix problem thanks for all help
1998 Ford F350 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FDKF37H3V
thanks to all that replied. you all gave me good paths to go down. the fix was never trust the customer and his info reguarding his work. his 'new' o2 sensor happened to be a used o2 sensor that was laying around his friends tool box. upon replacement, the veh...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
Hi Guy's Sorry for the time I took to reply. I recheck a third time the basics and I found out that the glow plug relay was supplying enough voltage to light the test light brightly but when I test with a sealed beam (10 amps draw ) the bulb didn't lit ! I t...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FM2A5147Y
Well guys this is a fix...after reading about the 5th reply I had the memory refreshment I asked for about the bulletin. I received 28 replies and all but a very few referred to the oil/gasket problem. The bulletin on this was the left valve cover allows oil t...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP33Z84
I got mostly suggestions that the vehicle has an air leak somewhere. That is indeed possible, but having been unable to find such using smoke, I am disinclined to continue going down that road. It is my opinion that the throttle body was damaged by initial eff...
1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKDM19W4T
thanks every ones for your helps. i saw the ground at the t-stat housing been reppaired. i wiggle and look in my master tech scanner the misfire was gone. i though it was fix the problem so i remove and weld and sercured the ground at the s-stat housing and re...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1446T
First I would like thank all who have taken time from there already busy day to send help and information to us for this troublesome GMC. We are not sure at this time if the problem has been repaired, we did find bad connections to the battery. Cleaned and rei...
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1HGCA5534K
Thanks for all the replies guys. The problem was a very small vacuum leak between carb and base plate that takes pre-molded o-ring. All is good now. Thanks for the help.
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, No power VIN: KMDJA7234V
Several of the replies I recieved poited to the crankshaft timing gear spinning on the crank. We pulled the timing cover back off. It had us fooled for a short time because the crank keyway is actually hidden and you must pull the center bolt out then slide of... Trouble codes: 1693 (mil malfunction).
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2227X
She a runner! Thank you to all that replied, especially Alan from Mazda. I had opened the harness, however, not far enough. The real problem area is where the harness bends at the trans axle. I had tested and retested, wiggled, shook. Finally I resorted to act...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24543
We found that the coil for the 1 & 2 plugs had the blue(bottom) wire loose in the connector. We installed it properly, replaced the ignition coils and wires with dealer units and returned the car to the owner. Check engine light came back on in a few days. Cus... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L door locks, starting VIN: JN1CA21D7V
There is a main feed wire to the BCM. It is powered by a 7.5 amp fuse under the hood.It has 12 volts at the fuse and 12 volts at the bcm. However, it has 800 milliamps at the fuse and 0 amps at the BCM. If you supply voltage to the wire at the BCM everything w...
1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G2FS22K1X
First of all, thanks for all the great help. I tried most everything suggested, and Jon from Nebraska gave me the winning combination. I used the test light to see if the module was firing the coil pack and it was. I had one bad original coil, and one of my ne...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 5th gear VIN: 1NXBR12EXW
This one goes into the fixed file. I replaced 5th gear, hub and slider. Repair can be done with trans NOT removed, but since hub is a 'snug' press fit take your time. Key to correct diag. is drive car in 5th gear and watch shifter for movement on accl and dece...
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T1BF18B6W
thank you again for all the replies-about 80% said there still could be a problem with the coil packs even though i didnt see any signs of arcing any where-we started to get mis fire feed back while driving and it always felt like an ignition problem. one repl...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
First of all thanks all who replied. I didn't think the problem was the MAF on this one because I did have vacuum leak. The fixed turned out to be a bad PCV valve. The insides of the PCV were deteriorated causing the crankcase to become a big vacuum chamber. I... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 fuel measuring system system too lean).
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L S1 shift solenoid VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
thanks for all the help . We installed a reman unit and every thing is good.This was one of those that you get to learn on . Thanks again .
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