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1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUDJ54A7N
Hello This car came to us from different shops It has had and engine and it won't start. We checked the cam sensor, crank sensor, timing belt need to be put in time, they had it on wrong. The control unit was sent off and remaned by them and we sent back to ...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D91
This vehicle came in with check engine light on. Light will flash at low rpms. Vehicle performance is fine while driving. I scanned computer and found codes listed above. Also checked Oxygen sensors readings. bank 1 sensor runs at .150-.350 mv at idle Bank 2 s... Trouble codes: 17755 (bank 2 camshaft/crank sensor out of sync.), 16684 (misfire recognised), 16688 (cyl 4 misfire), 16689 (cyl 5 misfire), 16690 (cyl6 misfire.)
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5336X
Hello BMW Techs We can not clear the code, therefore we did activation on the solenoid valve with the X431 scanner and we hear a buzzing sound coming from the valve. Please advise what other tests we should do. Is possible the solenoid valve is bad? Thanks in ... Trouble codes: 68 (activation solenoid valve tank ventilation PO443)
1992 Buick Regal 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WD11L8N
Car was towed in during the weekend, customer states, car stalled and would not re-start. Monday Morning battery was dead and frozen. Battery 5 years old, replaced with new, AVR test indicated Alt not charging, replaced Alt, retested, everything ok. (note, Tec... Trouble codes: 26 (Qaud-driver Ckt W/O ECM-Controlled Temp Light)
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IG4HR52L9R
I need help on this baby as it is driving me nuts. also with i renew a cam sensor but engine would not start with new cam sensor, put back old one but car start. Also with the new cam sensor tachometer on the dash is jumping up and down, as with old sensor it ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L trip odometer VIN: 1G6KD54YU2
This caddy has a problem where the trip odometer a and b and the mileage calculator for the fuel system will reset on their own. no certain condition will cause this. i have driven the car for two days and i have tapped on the dash etc. trying to find the glit...
1963 Chevrolet C10/Pickup .0L Steering VIN: 3C144S1385
63 Chevy truck enthusiast. I am working on the steering column on this vehicle. I suspect there is a missing part and need a column breakdown. Also, I need to know how to find the engine size. There are a couple of inline 6cyl. for this year. Can anyone tell m...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN14T2P
Hello Fellow Techs, Here is the problem. Car came w/check engine light on. The customer just wanted to check codes and the basics. The car is drivable and will bring back later. For the mean time, I hooked up the scanner and codes came out too many to list. Th...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29K4S
Good evening GM techs.I have a truck here that is driving me crazy.It is hard to start unless I spray carb cleaner down the throttle body.Once it starts It runs poorly,The IAC opens to approx 100,the map sensor voltage starts to climb,all because it is running...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L transmission VIN: 1GNEK13R3X
I hope someone can help me with this, condition happened all at once, fluid level and condition is good, no codes are stored and all scan data reads normal. Reverse is there but you need to press the accelerator quite abit to get truck to move, it feels as if ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L abs system VIN: 1GCDT19W9Y
hello gm techs. this S-10 pickup can travel for many miles with no problems and then the abs activates any time it wants to when brake is applied. the strange part is it activates at very low speeds, usually under 10 miles an hour and in reverse. cute huh? cus...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L dome lights VIN: 1GCHG39R51
Good Afternoon and Happy New Year. Got this Express van that the interior dome light will not come on when you open the doors. The light will turn on if you turn the switch so pretty much we know the bulb is good.The dome override switch does not work either a...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDT13S72
This vehicle came in with the service engine light on it had a PO495C code for cooling fan speed high. I looked at the fan and it appears that the fan clutch is staying engaged causing the fan to turn at full speed constantly. This vehicle has the fan clutch t...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
This vehicle was towed to our shop and the owner said no repairs had been done to it for 2 years.The owner said he opened door handle and headlights flashed, horn sounded, cranks but only runs for 2 seconds. I found normal scan data at koeo. Injection pulsewid...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Lighting VIN: 1C4GP54R0T
Hello fellow techs. This Cry. is driving me nuts. It came in first time and custimer said that the dash lights and tail lights would go out. I tried but could not get them to malfuntion,called dealer and was told that they some times had problem with headlig...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L auto temp controler? VIN: 2C8GP64L11
customer driving and temp set to 73 on both driver's and passenger sides. started to turn cool. driver unable to control it. after shut off, it appears to start working again. it repeated this condition twice. we were unable to access body computor. no service...
1966 Dodge Charger 7.2L instrument lights VIN: XP29F61273
This vehicle does not use instrument cluster illumination bulbs. It appears to have illumination shields behind each guage. I have never seen this before. Each shield has a 12 volt feed to it and is grounded through the housing. I do not understand where the i...
1990 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L No Start, Stall
Hello techs, hope to find another chrysler tech here at iATN who can help. Typical factory security alarm is set and car runs for 2 seconds and shuts down! Nobody can disarm it. We tried toggling both front door locks and disconnecting the battery to no avail....
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB21X4T
Hello everyone I need help, this van turns on the mil after two trips with codes 300 301 303 305 all misfires on the left bank. Car does not have a EGR valve. PCM has 6 inj drives. Seems to show misfires on scantool around 55mph, misfires will vary from 4 to 2... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 301 (misfire 1), 303 (3), 305 (5)
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Engine VIN: 1B4HS28Y4W
Customers vehicle has siezed engine. Wont budge at all cc or ccw. Equipped with auto. trans., so cant be turned to access torque convertor bolts to facilitate engine removal. Has anyone ever removed engine and trans as a unit? Or is ther enough clearance to re...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L r\r turn signal VIN: 2B4GP2431W
this van has no r\r signal light .it has a separate brake\signal light. there is a good signal going to the junction box from the signal sw.there is no power coming out of the junction box for the r\r signal but there is for the r\f signal as well as the left ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
Tough diagnostics. When this vehicle is stone cold, it starts right up. You immediately put it into reverse and it kills. This process may occur 2 more times and then it will go into reverse and stumble and surge like a stuck open EGR valve even though this on...
1999 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L readiness monitors VIN: 2B4GP45G3X
Ok. This is a gov't truck, that can use either ethanol, or reg gas. It will not set egr, cat, or o2 monitors. It does not support enhanced evap. It does pass o2 heater, misfire, component and fuels, and it does keep its memory. I have run both ethanol, and reg... Trouble codes: FA__
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1B7HC16X51
This Dodge pick up will not get out of its own way when accelerating at times. It appears to have a light misfire at idle. The driver complains of a buzzing sound and having to manually shift the transmisson for acceleration in traffic. There are no dtcs prese...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21Z41
hey techies. 01 ram van 5.9L with code 0305(misfire on cyl #5), swapped injectors, wires, and plugs on cylinders 5&7 to rule out secondary ignition and fuel, still misfires on 5. compression checked on 5&7, 5 is 115 and 7 is 125. crank and cam position reading... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1B4HR38N22
need help please have this truck missfire #6 cyl only at idle.that leads me to vac. leak.propane test ok fuel pressure ok,replaced plugs they where do.switched coils,no help.replaced intake gasket,no help.just to make sure switched injectors with #4 no help.fl... Trouble codes: 306 (6 missfire)
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
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7KU28653
This Diesel fills up the crankcase with diesel fuel.We have tested the injectors and had the head off to check the pressure galleries in the head.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5145S
must be my week 2 posts in one week!! new customer, interviewed customer myself, car never touched by anyone else. van started and ran great intill yesterday. went out and no start. i have fuel pressure and spark. no inhector pulse. checked for rpm ref. throug...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L No Start VIN: 2FTZA54U9W
hello we have a 1998 windstar that once a week maybe will not start when this happens we have no spark and no ses light. we cleaned the ground in front of the battery checked the red and green wire at the ignition switch.no luck if you leave the key on for awh...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L light flashing VIN: 1FTNE2426Y
THIS VAN CAME IN WITH AIR BAG LIGHT FLASHING. Flashes code 47. I hook up snap on scanner and code shows 1232. No data in scanner about 1232. my books does not go past 1996 and no ford has a 1232. The flashing code does not show up in any of my books either. Ca...
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 Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Vehicle has a rough,stumble idle,like a slight misfire with a very slight pop noise(backfire)coming from the air box.Will pop intermittently at idle,or always at shut off.Preformed koeo,koer-no codes.No timing chain rattle heard.Stft 0% both banks Ltft-7% both...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S52
This has been an on going problem. CEL light comes on at idle. Also, according to the customer only comes on if the tank is low on fuel. Below 1/2 tank. We have codes P0306 and p0316. We have been diagosing ourselves and working with Identifix with this proble...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMZU73W63
This explorer has what appears to be a lower end noise. It sounds like a bearing under load. Is this normal in these. Thanks for your responses , Mike
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Overdrive VIN: 1FDXE45P16
Hello gentlemen, I have a bit of a problem on my hands with this one,the fault is the trans is jumping in & out of overdrive but only after 25 miles or so, prior to this it performs perfectly. The customer says he noticed the speedo needle momentarily drop to ...
1991 Geo Storm 1.6L charging light
alternator light stays dim.With the car running,the alternator white/blue wire sends voltage to restart relay,contac close the a/c & heater relay ,also to shift interlock module.Car came overheating,no fan operation,not charging.Replaced alternator,voltage to ...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 6.0L hard start VIN: 3GKGK26U2Y
Hello everyone! This unit come to us with a colapsed front fuel tank, tanks contaminated with dirt. Cleaned rear tank, replaced front tank.1 week later fuel cap plugged again, when you remove fuel cap the tank releases a lot of vacuum, I know this is not norma...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L service check connector VIN: 1HGCG165XY
ABS light on intermittent. Can someone tell me where service check connector is located, so I can blink out codes. I found the yellow MES connector for SRS, but can't find ABS connector. What color is it? I think it is supposed to be blue.
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A8X
The car stalls only on decel and only for the first 2 minutes of operation. It idles fine and does not stall unless you accel and then decel within the first 2 minutes. If you let the car idle for 2 minutes it decels just fine. Accell is good. We are guessing ...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L gauges lose power, VIN: JT8UZ30C7S
The owner of this 95 sc400 complained of intermittently stalling when he is braking and sometimes will not restart for 30 minutes accompanied with no dash lights and dead battery symptoms. Then it starts fine. We dublicated this only after running the car for ...
1989 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1GD2424K
This my first try with a problem so here goes. The car does not want idle when started cold for about 30 seconds. at very light throttle setting the engine surges badly. igition is fine on scope. The injectors quit firing until the rpm drops back to about 450 ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L wiper VIN: WDBHA28E8S
car was fine after we replaced wiper motor and combo switch, customer just called and said wiper is just barely going across windshield and wiper switch is getting hot again. when we replaced motor, we inspected linkage, cleaned and lubed old linkages looked i...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L bas, esp & asr VIN: WDBLK65G9X
Okay Mercedes Benz gurus, I have one here that is stumping me. The car came in one month ago and had the BAS and the ESP/BAS lights on. Scanned for codes and found C1201. Researched Alldata and Carsoft for the code and determined the Brake Booster was faulty b...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L fuel smell in van
hay guy's customer starts her car in the mourning and the van fills up with gas smell so strong you cant sit in the car . hapens intermitently i cheked the charkoal can under the hood seems to be ok vacume tested the valve works good. no fuel leaks detected. i...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV14TXY
Car came in for "tune up". Owner decided to replace plugs only. Wanted the best and decided on Denso Iridium. Owner took car to dealer when MIL came on. Code was misfire #6. Dealer told him we installed "wrong" plugs and wanted to replace plugs, wires, cap, ro...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5TY6754J
Vehicle came in with MIL lamp on, runs ok. Customer stated vehicle has intermittent no power and seems to bog down. Checked DTCS and found one present for random cyl. misfire. Checked fuel pressure and spark voltage, all ok. do not want to waste my time pullin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Overdrive VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Everything checked out fine on the test drive. We released it to the customer on the 5th. They've been driving fine until this morning when they called, and said it has a vibration. Checked out car, and it has this only in overdrive, almost like a mis-fire. Th...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L ATC Fuse VIN: 1GHDTJ3NXX
Hello. I Have a Cotinuall Blowing of The ATC Fuse wich Obviously Results in the Front Differential not Being Engaged for the AWD. All Tests I Can Find for Tracking this Down Have Checked Out Including a Voltage Drop which Checked Out. Cant Find any Bulletins o...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Balance Shaft VIN: 1G3WS52H1X
This car came in with both ticking and knocking noises. After considerable effort, the noise was determined to be in the area of the balance shaft. Upon opening up the valley it was seen that the rear bearing for the balance shaft had come loose and the bearin...
1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Stall VIN: 3P3XA46K0P
Customer complains that intermittently car stall on accelaration. Describes stall as accelarator having a flat spot. Test drive car . Seems to run oaky. No codes present. Any clues. Thanks, Jaime
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L headlights VIN: 1G2WP52K9W
The problem is that the headlights wil fail whenever they feel like it, completely at random & usually at night. So far we have not been able to duplicate the symptom in the shop. Also the customer states that the headlight switch would not cause the lights to...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2HY54K81
this car is showing wheel speed on left front but abs light comes on and shows only hist. code of 1232 not as current and shows no current codes but the abs and trac control lights come on as soon as you spin a tire and stay on i have drove this car with scann...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K63
owner said this car will cut off when the temp gauge on the dash reaches 210. it will have to sit for as much as 2hrs. before it will restart. question, is there a feature that will shut the car off if it overheats. I have run the car in the shop for about 1 h...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L ABS Module VIN: YS3ED48E9Y
Hi there, We have this 2000 Saab 9-5 that has suddenly developed a strange problem. The ABS and red "Brake" lights will come on the dash intermittently when you start the car, and come and go randomly. Tech II gives a code P1925 In the ECM and when the proble...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
hello all, bosses son brings car in says he is getting 15 mpg. no codes no misses, nice and smooth. scanner shows -30 stft, coolant not going over 160 burps coolant out of overflow at idle. no hc in over flow. o2 sensor switching .18 to .85 nice and smooth. id...
1988 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L carb solenoi VIN: JF2KA83A0J
Hey, folks. Thanks in advance for your help. On this little gem of a car is a solenoid, located under the hood right next to the wiper motor. It is a metal, cylindrical solenoid with at least 1 vacuum line going to it, I believe from the carb. It is very noise...
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L timing belt VIN: 4S3BK4354V
Replaced crank seal on this vehicle 4 months ago & installed a new timing belt during service. Vehicle returned approx 2 weeks later running poorly. Inspection determined that timing belt was off time. Re-aligned belt & all ran well, sent the vehicle on it's w...
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L No upshift when cold. VIN: JF1SF6554W
Friend of mine's car - only Subaru I've really worked on. Around Christmas he went to drive it and it wouldn't shift out of first. He checked the fluid and said there was none showing on the dipstick. He then added fluid and said that the car (which had probab...
1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L cold start VIN: JT2MX73E2G
thanks for checking this one out. most unusual! this car is very predicatable. if the temp is freezing outside, it will not start. it seems to flood. if we push in shop, as soon as it warms up, it fires right up. even if the sun comes up and the temp slightly ...

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1997 Acura CL 3.0L abs light on VIN: 19UYA2258V
THANKS AGAIN! The pump & modulator assy fixed this Acura. I rolled the dice on the accumulator,and it worked out ok. The accumulator dont come with reman modulator. That is an extra $285.The customer had just gone out of her extended service contract. ANYWAY w...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUCB28D9W
thanks to all the replies!! awesome responses. we found the main power feed wire overheated at the metal connector. this caused high resistence which caused the second switch to fail. we replaced wire and the metal connector from vw. the car is now repaired an...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HR5216S
Hello all--- The car is fixed. It turned out to be the ecm. I got many replies. Some said to check harmonic balancer&crank sensor & cam sensor& magnet could come loose on end of camshaft.I did try a new coil in all 3 positions on module & still had the same pr...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L line pressure VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
well, we decided to pull the trans.with no sign of any trash in the pan.after dissassembly the only thing that stood out was the wear on the 4th cl/hub shaft splines,like they all do. as i was overlooking the torn apart trans. i happen to glance at the vb sp...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L oil in antifreeze VIN: 2G4WS52J42
Hello Friends, please excuse the lag time in this response. The majority of you indicated the Intake manifold gasket was as deep as I needed to go,and that flushing the coolant with non foaming dish soap would get the oil out of the cooling system. I pressure ...
1987 Chevrolet V10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEV14HXH
Found that the new fuel pump was not working proper so replaced it with another one and that fixed the problem .
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T3L
Recieved many replies with much helpful info. Thanks to all who replied. Problem was intermittent, as last effort replaced ECM , and vehicle hasn't stalled since.Thanks again Trouble codes: 33 (high map).
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5225W
I, as of yet, have not solved the problem with this vehicle. I plan to have another go at it next week, so any help would be more than appreciated. Thank you Frank
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1QNEK13R0X
This truck is fixed a special thank you to steve from Alaska. the harness under the front drive shaft cv joint had a broken clip and it bounced the harness into the shaft blowing eng1 fuse. fix was a zip tie so a weak clip wont cuase this agian. reconnected so... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf sensor signal cicuit low freqency), P0340 (cmp sensor circuit).
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GCCS144XW
The timing chain tensioner was the problem. It was broke it two pieces causing the cain to be loose. That is a cheezy set up. Thanks for all your help. Several people hit it right on the nail.
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GCDT19X1W
After checking all powers and grounds I removed the pan again and was going to pull the valve body and in the process I noticed that the bolt that retains the pressure control solenoid was loose and the solenoid had pulled out of its bore I reinstalled it and ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L back up lights VIN: 1G1ND52J22
Received a lot of good replies. I checked all of them, but the short ended up being between the source and the switch. I don't know why it would only blow the fuse when moving the selector in and out of gear. I would have thought the problem was between switch...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52472
well guys this one was realy just a result of a cheap part. i am not going to bash any manufacturers. the new pump was drawing way to much amperage. a new delco pump was installed and the car has been great. sometimes it just does not pay to try to save a fe...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WF52E13
This one is fixed, thanks to those who replied to this issue. I went in this morning and checked the harness from the rear to front, looking for something that might have been damaged during the body work. The harness that runs along the pass side was in tact,...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3T
Thank you thank you thank you. I have several hours in this vehicle and every reply pointed me to the solution. Although the crank sensor had a good pattern and the scanner showed it being recieved, a new crank sensor fixed this problem. I have not seen one be...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H1W
well the car is fixed thanks to the help i got, i installed a new dist. but the car still wouldnt start, so i tryed a crank sensor but that didnt do it either, what ended up being the problem was a broken flywheel that would move around at different times unti... Trouble codes: P1391, P0300, P0402.
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L system hydraulics VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
Thanks for all the replies received, we removed the master cylinder and found heavy rust corrosion on booster push rod into master cylinder, apparently water was getting into this area and causing this problem. We believe that it had entered the booster and wa...
2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L air ducts/evaporator case? VIN: 1C3EL65R22
Client was not able to allow me to remove the evaporator & clean it out due to cost. I wanted to put the borescope in case through blower motor opening & see if I could find any cause for the stinch but she didn't want to do that either. She is looking into ge...
1996 Dodge B2500 5.9L abs VIN: 2B4HB25Z9T
did what many suggested an scoped wheel speed sensors...the new left front speed sensor had no wave form but the ohms was within specs...had good signal on right side so had to be defective new sensor...got another wheel speed sensor and rechecked with scope a...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Rod bearings VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Still no real HARD proof of what is causing these to fail, but fellow IATN members provided some very interesting theories which I never considered before. Oil flow through these engines is good. Now suppose the water pumps are leaking into the oil, which th...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X1R
Thank you everybody for your help. After another day of me and another tech messing with this truck, we finally caught the problem. After reading your replies I wanted to pay close attention to the power circuit to the module. One of the times it wouldn't star...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTJX35F8T
thank everyone for the replies, thanks to garth, come to find out this truck had 2 bad injectors, and water in the fuel system was the main problem, its amazing what a little water will do. thanks again to everyone.
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Vacuum Hubs VIN: 4F4ZR17X0W
Inner hub Seal Part# BRS-27 Fixed the problem. This was damaged on installation at the Dealer. I have ordered a set of Warn Hubs part# 61572 that will hopefully work. The older ones part #29071 definatly do not work. Contact me in a few weeks and I can let you...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L power steering effort VIN: 1FTNF20LIX
thanks to all that replied jim & johnathon from alberta & marcus from texas hit the nail on the head from my understanding now the gear box has a torsion spring on the valve assembly to stop road feed back . so off to the dealer for a gear box. do to the cos...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FMRU1769X
i RECIEVED 11 REPLIES. THEY WERE SPLIT ABOUT 50-50 ON wiper switch or gem module corrosion. customer decided to wait until problem happens more often. thanks for all your help. Joe
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
We got this thing going. It was really dead on 4 cylinders due to no spark-no trigger from the computer to 4 coils. there were no miss codes either! It ran awful. The new computer got it to run much better- only 1 dead cylinder which took a new coil & plug to ...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L keyless entry VIN: 1FMU41S52E
thanks for all the help-the fix was a new module-in theory the factory code can not be erased,but there was no code in the module.new module was an upgraded part & had to be programmed.first the selling dealer said it was plug & play part (sticker with the mew...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKEL19W8X
well we received many helpful replies, a few said to check the fuel injectors, and a few said it might happen to be related to the anti theft system and it certainly was. way to go!!! at first we couldnt pull any codes because of a faulty ecm. when we got the ...
2006 Kia RIO 1.6L cruise VIN: KNADEE1237
after several days and attempts we still were not able to determine which wire we needed to use, we ended up using the speed sensor at the right front, cruise worked for a couple of days and quit, car is rescheduled to come back. will update in future when the...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SALTY1249Y
Dear Great Techs. First of all, a big thanks for the many replies; I got over a dozen. Second all but 2 of you were right on the money with you advice, which fixed this vehicle; replace the Mass Air Flow meter. Like some of you suggested, I tested it with a la... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean B-1).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L all gauges VIN: WDBJF55F3T
I had several suggestions, verifying power and ground circuits and replacing instrument cluster. Was not able to identify for sure cause of complaint, customer requested to drive car over weekend without repair, he came back Monday morning and complained that ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L tail lights VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
well the dash had to be moved some. There wire rubbed throught on the left side of the dashwhere it turnud to the right. I don,t know exactly what that wire went to I didn't trace it to termination just repaired it. For the record there are six small green wit...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
I have not yet repaired the car. I have had a few replies for the computer going bad, iac problems and false knock sensor readings. All of these were great leads however I have confirmed that none of them are at fault. I keep thinking that something was change...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L monitors not set VIN: 4A3AJ56GXW
thanks to all who replied. after 2 days of trying to get the monitors to set with no luck i contacted the state and they issued an emission sticker for the car. so the car has an emission sticker on it but the monitors are still not set. the customer is going ...
1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L starting VIN: IN4BU3D4RC
I am happy to report the Nissan is running great now, Thanks to all of you technicians. The problem was the distributor was leaking oil and clouding the optical sensor within, I cleaned it first and the engine started. I followed up with a new OEM remanufactur...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L sheared distributor gear pin VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
The cam timing was right on the mark but the camshaft itself was not because the cam nose sheared. The weird thing is that while cranking the engine the cam rotated just fine. The cam did not seize up, so we'll just blame this one metal fatique or under or ove...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y81
Good afternoon Nissan techs. General consensus is to replace all the ignition coils. Due to a lack of funds the customer decided to just replace the 1 coil where it was misfiring for now. If the problem persists we will replace the rest of the coils Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P1320 (no primary ign signal to ecm).
1996 Plymouth Neon 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES22CXT
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. The replies were all very informative and helpful. I pulled the plugs this morning and noted oil in cylinders, more in 1 & 4. Compression check showed 175lbs in all cylinders, obviously aided by the excessive oi... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich oxygen sensor indication), P0300 (Random/Multiple cylinder misfire).
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP1212V
Hey Guys, Thanks for the responses. The problem turned out to be a crack in the housing of the supercharger. The crack was located in the area under the pcv valve, this would explain why it had the same symptom as a 3.8 supercharged engine with a missing pcv v... Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results).
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NE52T51
Thank you to those who replied I fixed this car by just replacing the ignition lock cylinder and performing the relearn procedure.
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