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1999 Audi A4 2.8L abs/oil light VIN: WAUDD28D6X
The oil light and brake light on dash flashes constantly. ABS stays on constantly. There is no communication with any control uunits. We disconnected the ABS controller and still no communication. Could this be the instrument cluster? We would appreciate any h...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L central locking VIN: WAUEH24B4Y
Need some help Audi guys! This 2000 A6 keeps blowing the #14 fuse, with a code 1570 (switch off delay terminal 15 short to ground). This problem is intermitant, but happens frequenly. Checked ignition switch but did not find any burnt wires, and the connector ...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L gauges VIN: TRUUT28N01
The instrument gauges do not work, no speedo, tack, water temp... All the onfo is there using Vag.com. No code set for the instrument cluster. Also the front running lights do not work. Before I dig in further I would like to know if anyone has run into this a...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine sounds loud VIN: WDBHE132XS
Greetings, We installed a used engine in this 530I manual trans. Oil in cooling system, ran real bad. Lots of other work done, ex. new power steering hoses, rebuilt injectors, etc. Car ran great when finished. On my road test after repairs finished, I noticed ...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L Speakers VIN: WBAGK232XW
Hello all, We had this problem child dropped in our lap yesterday by a used car dealer. It has a loud groan feedback type noise coming out of the rear speakers. It changes slightly with rpm. The radio itself plays fine out of the front speakers. It also has a...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5332X
This Car came in with MIL on and running poor. O2 Sensors were not hooked up from a previose shop repair. Code 104 comes up right away after start up. Some One else has had the cyl head off and I think Cam Timing and Vanos calibration is off. Data shows the ex... Trouble codes: 104 (Control Vanos End Position Fault Exhaust Camshaft), 238 (1 Cyl Misfire), 239 (2 Cyl Misfire), 240 (3 Cyl Misfire)
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L service reset VIN: WBANB31085
this one has a monitor to interact with the vehicle, beatifull, i wonder how we will be able to fix this systems in the near future, anyways... we have launch and snap-on to reset services but in this ones we can't do a thing in that matter. is there another w...
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4CW5132H
2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Relearn VIN: 1G6ET12972
Replacing crankshaft sensors A and B for stalling and intermittent DTC. SmAllData said after replacing sensors to do a System Variation Learn Procedure? I cannot find it in THE REDBRICK. Do you have to? Other tech request for A&B sensors do not say a word abou...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
I am not sure where to go next on this one. It has a rough idle and doesn't seem to have full power when driving. It has 3 DTC's, the freeze frame was: FSS O2O2, CLV 5.1%, ECT 205deg, STFT1 -5.5%, LTFT1 -18%, STFT2 -7%, LTFT2 -18%, MAP 11.81in, RPM 1189, VS 24... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P1441
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22G4V
Hello fellow techs, Thanks in advance for any help with this problem child. Vehicle towed in after customer replaced battery with a crank no start. Fuel pressure ok, cam and crank signal good, codes P0601 and P1518 stored in history and current. Other codes in... Trouble codes: P0601 (Internal control module memory check sum), P1518 (PCM to TAC module serial data)
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L converter VIN: 1GCGG25R5W
when this trans shifts out of lock up it will shudder at times.feels like you are going over rubble strips before a stop sign.customer says under right conditions like a long grade it will last longer.fluid was flushed 10k ago and dealer replaced pressure cont...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L hard start VIN: 1GNDT13W6W
fellow techs,this one came in for a hard to start cold first start of the day.would puff lots of black smoke when it did start...checked fuel pressure.would come up to 65 psi then drop to 0.sometimes it would hold pressure at different pressues.ie: 30 psi one ...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L acuator VIN: 2CNBJ18C9X
Hello. I have this tracker with a four wheel drive problem. When four wheel drive is engaged a little air pump builds vacuum like it is supposed to but the pressure keeps bleeding off inside the diff. This causes the 4wd light to flash. I was going to take it ...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1WL52M8X
This car sometimes will not start, the security light stays on, it won't crank. If I jump the starter it runs for 4 sec. then shuts off, the security light is on steady. I checked the key resistance at the theft module, tried another good key, and replaced the...
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 Impala 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WF52E13
Radio has no sound. Radio powers up and looks like working, tried a CD and the track counter goes but no sound. It acts like the Amp doesn't wake up. A body shop brought this veh to me, it was back halved. Radio and amp in trunk have pwrs and grds. Substituted...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L flywheel,bolts/flange VIN: 1GCGG25V71
van is in a friends shop.original complaint was noise in engine.found flywheel cracked and damaged.ordered replacement from dealer with no mention of new bolts or companion flange required.old flywheel had ferrels in bolt holes to fill gap between bolt and fly...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3T
Hey fellow techs, Here is one for the books, I hope you guys have some answers for me. This thing came in no start. I have good fuel pressure, good injector fire, good compression. The problem is I have one ign. coil driver not flashing, I have seen several wi...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L system hydraulics VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
Customer came in and complained of a harsh brake noise and the fact that at times on the highway the car will start to shake badly and they will need to slow down and exit and use side roads to get home at slower speeds. We check all front end parts are tight....
2000 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L heater blower door locks,turn signals VIN: 1B4GP44R4Y
this van was sent to me by another shop after fuse was repl.we have no pwr at fuses for door locks,turn signals,heater blower motor (frt & rear).ck'd all fuses at pwr dist box & we have pwr at this point. cust orig complaint was she kept blowing fuses & kept r...
1993 Dodge D250 5.9L Cruise Control VIN: 3B7KE23CON
This is on my personal truck. I noticed it first last Saturday when the Overdrive would not engage and the cruise control would not work. The OD light will not light when this happened either. I first thought it was the speed sensor but the speedometer still w...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2B3HD46TXS
Hi all, i need some information please. This vehicle is not shifting at all. What i need is information in reference to no communication when scan tool is connected. I'm not getting any codes manually only 12 and 55. The TCM is not sending the 12v to transmiss...
1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L 2-4 Clutch VIN: 1B4GP55R2V
Hello all, I have a caravan here with a 41TE trans. I just overhauled this trans due to a failed bearing in the torque converter. The debris screen in the valve body had gotten full with metal fragments and was restricted. It had even blown a small hole in it...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L no upshift VIN: 1B4HS28YXW
Help!!! We rebuilt this 42RE about 7,000 miles ago. Worked beautiful the whole time until it was towed in last week w/ a wiped out front pump bushing and leaking fluid out of the front. Tore trans down and found burnt direct and FWD clutches and steels. Replac...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L0W
please help Trouble codes: P1698 (no ccd bus for bcm)
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L abs VIN: 1B4HR28Z7X
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MF336XX
Let me start by saying I do not normally work on diesl engines at all,but this is a very good customer and next door neighbor. Customer said he was driving down the road and truck just died. He had pulled the line going into the filter and had no fuel there.We... Trouble codes: P1698, P1688, P1693
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L power assist VIN: 3B6MC3664Y
this truck shows up with no power assist to the steering or brakes...pump is full of fluid, but when you look in the pump with the engine running, there is no movement of the fluid. removed pressure line, no fluid pressure...hmmmmm...replaced the pump, same de...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R11
Problem is somewhat intermittent. When one of the secondary wires are shorted, the spark will return. Also check crank sensor pattern. That came out OK. Check the wiring for resistance and the ability to carry current. All wires are good. Went over the ASD rel... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L odometer VIN: 1B4HR38N72
Hey guys . Thanks in advanced for your help. I got a used cluster for this vehicle and I now have a different mileage than what was on the original one . All my problems are solved except my mileage is different. This is a fleet vehicle and the mileage is reco...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L back up lights VIN: 2D4GP44373
cust brought van in for no back up lights hooked up scanner found no codes used scanner to look at lights it shows lights are on when put in reverse but im gittingg no power still ,mitchell not very clear on checking switchs and modules thans for any help
1992 Eagle Summit DL 1.8L no crank/start, no dash lites, driver's side shou VIN: JE3CV20D1N
This vehicle belongs to a disabled individual. About once every two weeks he experiences a no start/no run situation. Because of his condition it's about ten times more aggravating for him than it would be for the rest of us. The problem has been hard to dupli...
1973 Ford Mustang 5.8L Vacuum VIN: 1FTGG20H02
I am looking for the vacuum diagram for a 1973 Mustang It has a 302 CID. Anybody got somthing they can email me or any ideas would be GREAT. THANKS MIKE
1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP64R1M
Hello again, we have this t-bird here that we are scratching our heads over. It has no power when you drive it it idles fine and starts ok just when you go down the road the boost gauge says its boosting but just doesn't have the power it should have for a sup...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Speakers VIN: 1FMDU34X2M
Hey guys, Im replacing all the speakers in the doors of my 1991 Ford Explorer. Before I attempt it, any tricks with taking the door panel off? Looks like they are held in with those snap tight clips.
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT20XP5
This probe had a reman dist put in week ago. now is cutting out & stalling-- when I pulled the dist I didnt notice rotor would go on any postion,so I brought #1 piston to tdc & put dist in lining up the thicker side of dist rotor drive to #1 installed dist, ne...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y2S
This engine stalls when the transmission is placed in reverse or drive. It restarts easily everytime. If you shift at above idle (approx. 1500 rpm)it will stay running very well until the next time you try to shift from Park or Neutral @ idle. Noticed idle qua...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1FMDA41X7S
Just want some advice from experanced Ford flat rate techs. My students need to change the head gaskets on a Ford 4.0 Aerostar van. My question is that it looks real tite to get at. are their any tricks to make it easier? I know some guys lift the bodies off o...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1F1JW35F5V
This F350 is a used auction truck with no history. Runs great when warm with easy starts BUT When COLD it has extended cranking, chugs & will cloud over a city block with white smoke. Sounds like a glow plug issue right? When I first got it the glow plugs we... Trouble codes: P1293 (High side open bank one), P0470 (EBP Sensor circuit)
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTHS2468V
After replacing brakes,vehicle now pulls right when braking.replaced right front caliper,and brake hose.Still pulls right.we switched front brake pads side to side,and now pulls left,and somtimes pull is not present.We orderd oe pads from dealer,and now pulls ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L trans VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
Problem with vehicle is vibration. Most noticeable 45-60 mph in 3rd gear only. Happens wether TCC is locked or unlocked. Goes away in O/D. happens in 2100 to 2400 rpm range. Doesn't do it any any other gear. We had rear driveshaft rebuilt and went thru transfe...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L front washer pump VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
hello again. my week for mysteries. the rear rear washer works front dosen't. green wire is live when rear on and black/white live for front. i assume that ground is threw gem module but not sure. thanks in advance for all your help. steve
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF17Z1W
The car came in as a intermittent no start. When I got the truck to act up it would drop amperage gradually to the ground side of the injectors and coil on plugs. The battery voltage would not drop below 11.30 but my noid light would barely glow. I checked my ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater core VIN: 2FAFP71W4X
First let me say that all TSB's that I know about have been done. The heater core was grounded when I first got the car. Was told that it was flushed befor the core started leaking. Second time it came back I removed the ground wire to see what would happen. A...
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 F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L excessive smoke VIN: 1FTWX33F5Y
I am posting this for another shop. He has this truck that runs fine but smokes after a cold start. He said when it starts at idle it will run for a bit before it starts to smoke. At operating temp it will quit smoking and all is fine. Another shop has replace...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High idle VIN: 2FMZA534XY
Happy new year to everyone. Thanks for helping out. Customer brought this windstare in middle of September for a "dieing out" problem we found the idle air control motor had failed and replaced it. now the customer says that the idle is some times high and wil...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F61
When truck is warmed up & pulling large heavy load ,Code P1211 will set under acell & going up hill , Will not set with out load [Trailer ] or on steady cruise Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure pressure above/below desired)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Transfer case mtr VIN: 1FTNW21F63
Having repeated transfer case shift motor failures , New shift motors last a week , then vehicle returns with the electric motor inoperative [ Shift motor] Tried replacing oil in transfer case , replaced the 2 shift motor power relays ,Tested both power & grou...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTSF31F4Y
good evening, i have a ford f350, intermittent pulling when braking, sometimes left, sometimes right, mostly left. replaced every conceivable part, symptom still exists.this vehicle may go days problem free, and then do it every time you stop for awhile. no s...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTNX21L92
When vehicle is acceleratated hard, ABS light comes on and speedo drops to zero, ABS light goes off/ resets its self and everything is fine, there is also at this time that ABS light comes on, engine hesitation,This can happen when driving, or parked, There ar...
2004 GMC w5500 6.5L Parking lights VIN: JKXW654X44
Looking for help with wiring Dig. This ig a G.M.C inport my MITCH only has G3500.
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L unit ?? VIN: JHMRA1872S
Have recieved this code 5-1 and can not be erased, MITCHELL does NOT have much info on this code. "Replace unit" is what they say. Is that an (air bag) unit or the "srs computer unit"??? Please any suggestions, Nate
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1862X
Have a 99 Honda CRV 2.0 with code P1382 code (CYP Sensor no pulse). Looking for criteria that sets the code. The sensor ohms out fine and has a signal at ECM.. Not sure what a good signal is but the one I have seems consistent Truck seems to run fine. Alldata ... Trouble codes: P1382 (CYP Sensor no pulse)
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U73
Hi Hummer Fans: This vehicle came in with intermittent mil light on, but off when it reached the shop. When mil light would be on, vehicle would go into reduced engine power mode and illumniate appropiate lamp. Vehicle would only run about 1500 rpms and limp a... Trouble codes: P0120 (throttle/pedal positioner/switch a circuit error), P0220 (throttle/pedal positioner/switch b circuit error), P1516 (tp sensors are invalid/pcm and tac cannot determine the throttle position.)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge and light VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
thanks in advance this truck came in with the fuel light on and the gauge showing empty, I removed the level unit and checked resistance was eratic so replaced the unit with oe part. did not change the gauge. unpluged the the level unit and the light will flas...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, LOADS UP VIN: 1J4FJ6852R
hello jeep guys. here we go agian, this customer although a great guy and his wifes a great customer, he really isnt in here that much. problem with this jeep only happens in freezing weather, this vehicle will start and run like someone is dumping gas right d...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L horn VIN: 1J4FF68SOX
hello techs when you push the horn while the engine is running it will keep going unless i turn off the engine.does'nt do it koeo. charging ok (14.6v.).i found out if i remove the horn relay control sense wire(bk/rd color)that goes to overhead module the horn ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Blend doors VIN: 1JGW58NC14
This Jeep is heating on the driver side and blowing cold on the pass side. We have pulled the blend door motor and moved the door by hand. It is not broken. Also the motor was tested while off.Works as it should. The climate display will not display codes when...

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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Safety VIN: WBAGH834XY
Dana [...] sent me the PDF file with a description of the code 23 in the SRS for the passenger airbag. I was unable to repair the car because we do not have a GT-1. A short description of the code is as follows: Communication between the MRS 3 module and the ...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD52Y8T
after going back over the car found leak a compressor replaced compressor and drier. will see if this makes a different. its been a couple of days so far
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L pass key fault VIN: 1G6DW52P8T
great work jim christina and trent and a special thanks for the phone call offer, but it was not needed. i measured the value of the key with my ohm meter and when i checked the value at the wires in the orange tube-thing, i found the circuit to be open, conti...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1YY0783G
Fix was to replace the ECM with an AC Delco remaned unit. Found out GM had a lot of trouble with the 86 - 89 ECM's circuit board and gave up on it, turned it over to Delco to reman. A lot of reman units even from GM were junk. I will let ya'll know how long th... Trouble codes: 41 (incorrect prom cylinder select), 42 (esc), 43 (esc), 44 (lean).
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W6R
Thank you to all that helped. The fix on this one was a rear brake job including wheel cylinders. The problem was a sticky wheel cyl.I learnd once again check the basics first!
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L lower intake manifolds VIN: 2G1F52E919
thank you guys i will look into the felpro or gm updated gaskets. the majority said this and i will have to agree. looks like the gasket i have been using are definatly not the updated ones, and i will try the new bolts and the right stuff sealer. i will let y...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L mil light on VIN: 174F124704
Hello I received 3 replies. As far as the c0201 coded we found a tsb that sent us to a ground on the frame under the driver. We cleaned it and reassemble it. The code c0201 did not returen. As far as the c0550 when I did a vin search on the gm web site it came...
1994 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Tempature Gauge VIN: 1B3AP24K6R
Well thanks to all who replied! After several attempts to repair the over heating condition we finally found it with the help of all the great IATN members. We took your advise and bypassed the heater core and ran the vehicle. We thought that this was the prob...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L instrument panel VIN: 3B7HF13Y6T
Hello again, I have agreed with a few other people that I work with and a reply to my help request, and concluded that the gauge is working normally, it just is that the refresh rate for the gauge is just to fast. And this is normal on older Chevy full size tr...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Cluster VIN: 1B4GP44L1X
hello all, sorry for not thanking the ones that replied personaly, i got this vehicle back over the weekend, it ended up as some have already seen that the solder contacts inside the cluster on the circuit board were cracked, so i had to remove the cluster, ta...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L head lights VIN: 2B4GP44R41
Thank you to every one that replied, I got alot of helpful info. Most of yopu said the fuse block that the front module plugs into. That was in fact the problem the terminals were all spread. If I un bolted the front module and wiggled it I got the lights blin...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L convertor VIN: 1B7KF23Z61
Ok this one is fixed. I checked into all leads given by other members of IATN. Some suggested a bad alternator or dirty battery connections causing voltage fluctuation on the TPS. Also received info on possible wrong fluid in trans or a bad trans fluid temp se...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L keys VIN: 1D4HR48N23
Well Guys, the new keys closed this job out. Thanks to all for the advice, as you all were very helpfull. thanks Ron.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L 4x4 low side VIN: 1FTCR15X5P
I recieved several replies. They all said to make sure the transmission was in netural, clutch depressed, and brake applied because this vehicle will not go into low side unless these are met. Felt real stupid as I or the new owner did not know this. Got to sh...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP11JXM
Ok yall this was another great gasket on the lower intake manifold. After removing intake found the cooling ports almost melted but not yet leaking and this afected the fuel mixture and gave us the readings with the high o2 when we used the 5 gas analyzer. Tha... Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean bank 1).
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10AXV
Thanks to all 14 that replied.I apologize for the late fix(been super busy).A special thx to Barj,Jake,Thomas,and Michael.Two of whom hit it dead on,and the other 2 that had really good info to eliminate other possibilities.Thanks again.It ended up being 2 of ... Trouble codes: P1121 (TP Sensor Inconsistent W/MAF Sensor).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
sorry for the delay but since it takes a while to reset codes i wanted to make sure it was fixed.the final repair was an egr valve.we replaced it to see if it would help and it fixed the truck.??? Trouble codes: P0171 (system leak bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Thanks alot to everyone that responded to my question. I was able to get my hands on the cam synchronizing tool and it turned out that the synchronizer was off 180 degrees. The van runs excellent now with no hesitation. Thanks again guys.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L axles VIN: 1FMZU34X2X
thanks to all who replied. they were all very helpful and informative. I checked sensors with scan tool every thing ok. then i pulled front diff. cover and found chip of tooth on pinion lodged in spider gear. customer decided to remove front drive shaft and dr...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L engine VIN: QFTSE34LXX
Thanks for the help! Most of those who replied suggested that the pcv valve may have intermittently stuck open, causing all the oil to be sucked out of the crankcase. I was never able to duplicate the concern, so I replaced the pcv valve and sent it on its way...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
we finally,figured out I had the wrong firing order for this 5.4L Ford F150 ,Changed the correct cyl.s coilpack,and O2s on the correct bank, solved the problem. thanks for all the help,I really appreciated it. MARK H. Trouble codes: P0155, P0401, P0303, P1127, P1408.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L accessories VIN: 2FTRX17L1X
Thanks to all who replied. Wound up being the A/C compressor pulley. Was difficult to nail down until I removeed the fan and could get in there to pinpoint it!
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Everyone was right on the money with the intake seals leaking. The rubber seals were very hard causing a air leak when cold. I am greatfull for everyone who helped. Our customer is very happy, thanks to you all. Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean bank one), 0174 (Lean bank two).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear calipers VIN: 1FAFP58UX2
Thanks for all the numerous and quick responses. Most of you said the same thing; that I needed to turn clockwise while I compressed the calipers. I was able to borrow a tool from a repair shop in town. The tool was a little worn,but it got the job done. The c...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cam. sync. VIN: 1FAFP53U92
Most every one said that I was 180Degs.off when I installed the synchronizer but that was not the case. What I was doing wrong was that I was tring to set the arrow on the tool at 38degs. with the syncronizer fully installed. I concluded that the 38 degs. is a...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FDWF37P43
I received 4 replies, none with info on this bulletin [I did see it and read it ] . What I did get was some good information that we have applied to our shop tire instilation procederes. First off with this type of clamping nut it has a washer that swivels on ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L dome light + VIN: 1FDSS34P74
Thanks to all that offered their help. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in technology we forget the ABC's. The problem ended up being a dome light switch in the handle that would sit motionless and go open / closed / open etc. Replaced...fixed..thanks again.
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Transmission VIN: 1HGEJ1223S
One or more of you correctly guessed a problem with the torque converter shedding metal which clogged the pickup screen. Resulting loss of line pressure disabled the trans. I got a low mileage Jap trans and customer is happily fixed. Thanks again guys.
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out
Replaced fuel pressure regulator as per tsb, and car has not come back for 5 days and she drives 50 miles one way to work 5 days a week so i call the car fixed. Trouble codes: P0172.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L timing components VIN: KMHWF25S92
Hello everyone, sorry it took a while, we were waiting on a new cylinder head. The head we took off was no longer machinable. Upon checking my records I found that the main timing belt tensioner was not an OEM part. All that I can figure is that the aftermarke...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JFX78S6TC
Customer decided to take car to dealer. After running all the test agian i came up with nothing. The fuel allowed on the scanner says yes but the injector pulse with is 0.00ms. Votage drop tested grounds and power agian nothing. The only post that might pertai...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L blower motor, VIC VIN: 1J4GZ58S5V
I'll call this one fixed, it was indeed the junction block on passenger side kick panel. I unbolted it and let it hang loose for a week, so far so good. The 2 bolts holding it down must be shorting it out. I will install a new junction block and send it on its...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L fuel pump,starter,etc. VIN: SALPC1443X
Thanks for alot of helpful responses.We've replaced the becm and programed,all is working great now.Thanks to everyone for the tips and info on where to purchase the auto logic scan tool,it will pay for itself.
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BB1417T
customer did not returnwith car as yet.when car is fixed,will inform you. i appreciate your help.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L transmission VIN: WDBRF61J41
Well thank you for the tips on this one. Ray from Texas suggested that we replace the trans. along with the other three replies. We called Ray and he elaborated more on the subject. Thanks Ray and others for your help. The reason the trans shifted for a while ...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L Torque converter ring gear, starter VIN: 4A3AJ46G2T
Finally got some satisfaction on this Mitsubishi. Thanks to Ty, David and Kevin for their input which helped me out. The starter wasn't engaging the ring teeth deep enough, so I tried removing the spacer plate between the engine and transmission to hear how it...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Radio VIN: JA4MT31H81
Hello, Once again fast and friendly help has saved the day.Sincere thanks to those that responded with the code number. Put in 6959 and works great.
1983 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, POOR DRIVEABILITY VIN: JNIHU01SXD
3 or 4 of the replies said to replace the cold start coolant temp sensor. We did it but it didn't help. Some said check the fuel pressure, we had already done that but no problem found there. We replaced the spark plugs, which it needed but really didn't give ...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX03E4Y
Thanks for all the advise everone, I took Steve's lead and looked for leaks at filler neck, was rusted but no visual hole in tubes. Used a hand held vacuum pump with 2 hoses, outlet into tank and put a cigarette in inlet side, sealed on to very edge of filler ... Trouble codes: P0440.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K62
Sorry I was so long with reply but I wanted to make sure on the fix.Another relern on the key seems to have cured the problem. Thanks again to those that helped Cheers Don
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