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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L heater VIN: WAUDH68DXY
Customer reported that warm air turned to cold air from the vents on a road trip to Chicago. Now only has cold air. Basic check of system found coolant full, temp guage and engine temp normal. heater hoses hot. No codes stored. Activated vents could hear stepp...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L air bag light on VIN: WBADD6323V
car came in shop with airbag light on scan for code and found 20 left satellite sensor for side airbag try to clear light but it keep comeing on back could some one help me with this problem???
1968 Buick GS 5.0L Wiring VIN: 446678B120
Hey everybody out there in "mechanic land?" Need a little help from some "old school" techs out there or whomever can help. Here's the situation. Had a 68 Buick GS that was brought in for I don't know what, but for whatever reason, the tech had to pull the d...
1987 Buick Century Custom 2.5L engine VIN: 1G4AH51R5H
Engine is not getting oil to the rocker arms at the head .
1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Liquid Crystal Display VIN: 1G6EL1156J
This is My first post after years of Membership so please have pity. This is a real nice Cadilac Eldorado. Problem is Liquid Crystal display on Dash, Heater,& Information Center does not light up. Another shop tried another Body Computer. I checked all grounds...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Speedometer VIN: 1G6CD5330L
This is my first post and hope it is in correct section. The customer returned and stated speedometer reads almost double and fuel mileage is inaccurate. We compared dash and modis readings and they are the same. We got a second ecm by application from salvage...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B6N
We are lost on this one.We have cleaned all grounds,added a jumper ground off ground at alt bolt and performed tsb on main ground.We have replaced ecm and park neutral switch but still get a service engine soon light and a code 91 after a very short drive.Any ... Trouble codes: 91 (park neutral switch concern)
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L failsafe VIN: 1G6KF52Y6R
car came in stuck in second gear, code 29. pulled pan , saw B solenoid was broken and hanging there at valve body. replaced both solenoids w/GM#[...], still same trouble. scanner shows solenoids changing as normal, but no shifts at all, after the solenoids ...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Interior lamps VIN: 1G6KY5496W
Hello We have the 98 STS with interior light problems. All four door lights and overhead reaing lights do not go off. We used Tech 2 and tested all door switches, all are functioning. Tested and clean G301 and other ground connection. Tested 3 main control rel...
1985 Chevrolet K20 Custom 5.7L timing VIN: 1GCCK24M3F
I just installed this motor in this truck set the motor at top dead center with the balancer at 0 degrees on the timing tab provided with the motor. I indexed the distributor to the number 1 cylinder and fired the motor up. I set the timing by ear and then che...
1991 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Dies at idle VIN: 1GBDM19Z1M
Vehicle came in with erratic idle & dies at idle. Found system running lean. block learn 138 , integrator 128 - o2 tests ok . Tps reading was 11% . All-Data said tps reading at idle should be zero.I replaced TPS for this & new one reads 12% so I am assuming th... Trouble codes: 33 (map sensor history code)
1992 Chevrolet Caprice 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1BL8370N
This Caprice will stall ONLY when making left turns at about 20-30 MPH. We have never experienced the problem, but it happens at least once a week for our customer. We replaced the distributor cap & rotor, wires, plugs as maintenance. We have also replaced the...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GNDT13W0N
I searched and found some information that was helpful, but have not nailed this one yet. We have been trying to fix the rear brakes for a long while. There are virtually no rear brakes. They are working very slightly, as I can see where the new shoes have be...
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...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK19K3S
Hi guys, need your help again. The vehicle will fall on its face under hard accelleration. Kind of acts like a bad accellerator pump on carbureted vehicle. If you feather the throttle to 2000 RPM it will then takeoff and run decent. Seems to idle ok just dead ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs VIN: 1G1JC5249T
I am a Nissan Tech working on my sisters Cavalier that has a ABS lamp on intermitantly. I drove it for about 10 miles with no lamp on and brakes feel fine. I checked for codes and found codes 14,57,62,65,76 and 78 stored in history with code 78 as the last set...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Water Pump VIN: 1GTHG35R5X
The water pump was replaced in this van 2 weeks ago. It came back with a severe coolant leak. Turns out the technician left the bolts we thought. (There was no sign of gasket remaining by the way) So the van got a new Delco water pump and obviously ...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L programing VIN: 2G1WX15K72
This customer brought the vehicle to us for a no start and other interior features not working 6 months ago. We installed a BCM and corrected the problem. Earlier this week the customer stopped by with a low tire and a yellow low tire indicator light on. I fil...
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...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.3L gages VIN: 2C86P74L52
vanwas towed in cranks but will not start, shows crank signal and cam signal. checked at coilfor power it has power but no spark. none of the gages lite up either, checked wires at the ignition switch testedout ok. would appriciate any direction on this matter...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G24
engine misses at hot idle in gear only-compression uneven-my question is-is this engine known for valve leakage concerns? and how difficult is it to remove head?it looks like a nightmare. Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire)
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 3B7XA56T0R
Hello, this one is a mind boogler! We just put in a second transmission, and the customer tells me that his transmission is bad. What happens is when you drive at 70mph the gas pedal is barley touched to maintain speed. The truck starts jerking and sputtering....
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU42Y8S
Car came in on hook, No Start customer stated it had been parked while he was in Iraq. His dad brought it to another shop across town for a no start they put a new Dealer ECM in it and they said all was well. It was a no start today 3 weeks later. We have alwa...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L reverse VIN: 3B7HF13Z3V
Morning IATN, I am in need of your wealth of knowledge!!! I have a '97 dodge 4x4 with a severe delay when shifting to reverse (2-5 sec depending on temp) If you step on the throttle the trans will emit a horrible squeal !!!unless you wait for the trans to enga...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L0W
please help Trouble codes: P1698 (no ccd bus for bcm)
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.0L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42Y7W
we checked all gnd and batterie voltage at the ecm. No check engine light, no rpm (on the cluster), no fuel, no communication on scan tool. Crank signal, cam signal, coolant, tps present on ecm. New ecm and nothing happen. Engine mechanical condition ok. It's ...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L service brakes VIN: 2B5WB35Z1X
This Van came to me after a bunch of new parts have been put on. The pedal is solid when vehicle isn't running. I have bleed the system three times and even followed dodges bleeding procedures. I have pinched off all the lines front and back. When I remove the...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 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 Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AX31
cylinder #3 miss-fire's at idle... put vehicle in gear and miss-fire goes away... de-carboned engine... has new oem plugs , cap and rotor... all plugs wire's are with-in ohm limits... vacuum gauge is steady at idle...vacuum gauge steady when in gear... tech sw... Trouble codes: P0301 (miss-fire 3 cylinder)
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X31
Have this 02 Dakota, 3.9 auto,came in stalled and check enginelight on it has a code P0123 tps voltage high, we have 5.5 on the ref voltage and 4.98 on the sig when it should be around .6 volt, even if the tps is unplugged the voltage is still high, have trace...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HDY6R82
I am looking for some one who has a picture of the crank and cam signals. I have the modis hooked up and it dose not look like the picture in the Alldata. I need to see what a good one looks like. I donít have one in my file. Thanks keep up the good work. Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam Timing off), P0344 (Sync erratic)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L engine misfire multiple cyl,cyl#5 VIN: 1D7HU18N13
cust complaint is check engine lamp on or flashing during heavy throttle, complains of no power (passing etc.) tune-up,fuel pressure all ok. had problems about 6 months ago , misfire poor compression - replaced lifters on drivers side bank, they were holding t...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2D4GP44C34
power door locks will not lock when operated by the drivers door lock switch. they unlock ok. doors lock and unlock ok if use the key FOB. checked power at the switch 3.5 volts. alldata says should be above 4.6volts. suspected open or high resistance in wire f...
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...
1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F0J
Please help me with this one it is driving me crazy. let me try to explain this. When you turn the key to start the veh. it will try to start but will not catch. it has spark while cranking and fuel also. If you disconnect the starter soleniod wire from the so...
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...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No data stream VIN: 1FALP5242P
This vehicle came in with a complaint that when the heat is turned on the car would stall. We could not duplicate this problem. I attempted to scan the car and found that it will perform KOEO and KOER test but does not communicate the data. I had a continous c...
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...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L voltmeter VIN: 1FTJW36F5V
This Is My Own Personal Truck, Whent Starting The Truck Up In The Morning It Would Take Several Minutes Or Miles For The Voltmeter To Register A State Of Charge, It Always Stayed To The Left Until Then. The Alternator Being The Factory Original, I Felt Was Due...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR14XXV
The vehicle has an intermitten idle problem. It will idle up and down rapidly vaying about 300 rpms. It will sometime actually die but will start right back up. Once above idle the pickup runs great. In the data list the case ground was -2.394 which should be ...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66L6X
MORE INFO AT IDLE WHEN WARMED UP ENG SPD. 805RPM COOL TEMP. 98 C CLSD. LOOP AIR INTAKE TEMP 10 C MAF 3.48gm/s THROTTLE ANGLE 17.6% VEH. SPD. 0KM/H LTFT BANK 1 6.25% STFT BANK 1 0.00% O2 B1S1 265 MV O2 B1S2 85 MV LTFT BANK 2 25.00% STFT BANK 2 +32.81% O2 B2S1 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel sys. lean), P0174 (fuel sys. lean), P1131 (lack of switching b1s1), P1151 (lack of switching b2s1)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF21L3X
after replaceing the motor in this truck we began having trouble with reocurring trouble codes for egr flow insufficient and egr flow excessice aswell as random missfire and the "u" codes. we replaced the entire egre system from manifold up, new plugs and coil... Trouble codes: U5000 (see service manual), U1400 (see service manual), U2500 (see service manual), P1408 (exhaust gas recirculation malfunction), P0301 (missfire detected)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Flywheel VIN: 1FTZX1724X
Hi everyone, We now have a shudder (customer calls it "chatter") when accelerating from a stop. If you accel in reverse (mostly reverse, but sometimes felt in forward gear also) with very little throttle, the rpm's drop low to about 400-500. You will feel a no...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5348X
Hi all I have a windstar with no drivability problem but a MIL that comes on about every 3 months. The codes are Po174 and Po171 fuel trim lean both banks. The freeze frame fuel trim is short 16.4, 21.1 long 13.3 and 14.8 but when it gets to me the long term i...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Starter VIN: 1FAFP66L8Y
Hello All, Thanks for taking the time to take a look at this problem. This car is here with a no crank problem related to the PATs system. It will intermittantly not crank mostly after the car has sat for awhile. Here some info on what I have checked. It will...
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 Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU77EG2
We need help from you ford guys. We R&R'd the pass side head to replace the #2 int valve spring. Used the OTC timing set alignment tools to set cam timing. The engine seems to run fine but has a lot of clatter that appears to be coming from the front of the dr...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L fuse VIN: 2NCB1867V6
This Tracker has been blowing the Turn signal/reverse light fuse every month for a while, now it is blowing it every week. Owner says that it blows when driving, as in it works then doesn't work in the same drive cycle. I have inspected the harness at every a...
1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hey guys I need some help on this one. Sorry I don't have the vehicle at my shop at this time to provide the VIN. This customer brought this vehicle in with complaint of check engine light on. Had a code P0401 for Insuffiecent EGR Flow. I checked the solenoid ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffiecent EGR Flow)
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD2843W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. Recently, we had this well maintained CRV in for the check engine light on. We found a code P0420 stored for low cat efficiency. I found no other codes and the engine ran fine, so we installed a new afterma...
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05Y7W
truck is a no start, cranks fine. injector pulse is good until engine starts to run,then injector pulse goes wide open, and therefore floods the engine. you can get it to briefly run, but shuts down or chokes almost immediately. spark is good. tried a reman di...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W4Y
this vehicle will run for 1 to 2 minutes and die like someone shut the key will not restart until you wait another minute or two and fires right back up into the same routine.the two etc codes we have no tests for from the manufacturer.have read posts a... Trouble codes: 1125 (etc limit performance mode), 1299 (ETC forced engine shutdown mode), 1326 (ION sensing module combustion quality circuit), 601 (PCM memory error)
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...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L wipers VIN: 1J4GZ58SXS
This vehicle burns out wiper modules in 10,000 ,8 months Has anyone have this problem. I'm thinking possible, a wiper motor drawing too much current.I have check all wiring.Thank You
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ88Z0W
Hello, this jeep blows #20 fuse, a 20 amp computer fuse only when its very cold outside. Wont blow it again, maybe because its not cold enough. My shematics show this fuse to go directly to pcm, but my question is could a draw , like a intermittent injector or...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JXGW48S94
Greetings and salutations to the auxillary brain. I have an evap problem. Keeps kicking the MIL for p0442. Here's what I have done: Visual inspection of related components didn't show anything. Tightening the gas cap, clear and ship, also not the solution. The... Trouble codes: P0442
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, blowing ecu fuse VIN: KNADC12381
Hi everyone , I have this 2001 Rio which was towed in for a no start . Upon checking my fuses I found the main ECU fuse(#13) to be blown.This fuse is supposed to be a 10 amp but someone had previously(before current owner)replaced it with a 15 amp which now is...
2006 Kia RIO 1.6L speed sensor VIN: KNADE12376
To all you kia techs can anyone tell us what the speed sensor on the right front wheel does, we can not find any information on this vehicle, the vehicle does not have anti lock brakes and does have another speed sensor on the transmission. thankyou in advance...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13YIR
car came in on hook, found that the 100amp alternator fuse was blown. i replaced it, and installed a new battery. now the car will start and idle like it has a slight miss to it and when you give it a little gas it will run until you get to 1500 rpm then kill.... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L no start VIN: JT8GK13T6S
Customer had a dead battery, and a good samaritan tried to jumpstart the car with the connections backwards. Car now will not start. We've replced all the blown fuses, and substituted a known good pcm. vehicle has pressure at the fuel rail. Looking for advise ...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: ZAREA43L0M
i am going to repost this post. i only recieved 3 responses. i am looking for actual specs for the airflow sensors (voltage specs at different rpms). to date we have not continued and are just looking for any experience with lean runnning engines, i am suspe...
1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUDJ54A7N
Well we think we have fixed the car. After all got quiet we started at the begining and checked everything again. All sensors checked good ohms and wave forms (including the speed sensor in flywheel I had missed) power and grounds were rechecked. Then another ...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
hello gents this code 1137 was fixed by replacing the suction jet pump. it was clooged thank you very much mark Trouble codes: P1137.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ews VIN: BMW4562654
this is now this works Bmw has a list and is able to make up to 6 key for any one EWS unit that was originally with the car. ( this is the begining of my problem ) the key should have worked but due to the replacement of the EWS it did not. think of EWS as two...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L No Start VIN: 1G6CD5159J
Well..I have not been able to repair this vehicle. After receiving a couple of replies I did remember that I had checked the grounds on a previous trip to the shop. I beleive the ECM may be the culprit but am not sure it will fix the whole problem. The DIC and...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22S1R
Thank you all for your responses. I did find three leaking injectors. LTFueltrim and STfueltrim was 128 and did not change. [...] were high. I pulled the computer and had it reflashed. The computer failed. I replaced with a used computer and found a bad s...
1994 Chevrolet Blazer 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GNEK18S2R
This truck is runing again and out of my life. I had a few replies about the problems with the fuel driver on the side of the injuction pump. Haveing read the fix data base and not seing the same symptoms that I was haveing, did not want to just toss one on to...
1996 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LV1542T
thanks everybody for the help almost all of the replys were in the areas already covered, it was a self(customer)inflicted wound replaced all 4 injectors with delco,s found 0s2 sensor working but extreamly fouled from injector flow problems thanks again all ... Trouble codes: 300 (randam missfire).
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L column lock VIN: 1G1YY32G1W
I couldnt find the 'close button!' As in my first reply, I found the problem and removed the campaign installed harness/relay. THanks!
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19WOX
Thank you gentlemen for your advise on this vehicle.I did further research and decided to replace crank sensor (cya) and replaced the distributor with another distributor. Just pulled old distributor out and reinstalled new distributor without moving any gears... Trouble codes: P1870 (trans slippage), P0420, P1345 (cmp/ckp syncronation problem).
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GNCT18W0Y
Had code pulled, co323 transfer case lock circuit low.Followed chart for co323 code and found orange wire that goes into encoder motor broken and corroded.The chart says the resistance across the lock cicuit of the encoder motor should be 19-25 ohms it was 3.5...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G9X
I have not heard from this customer in several weeks, don't know if the problem has recurred or fuel pressure gauge has not found its way home yet...will update when more info is available. Trouble codes: P0406 (egr voltage too high).
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B42
i want to thank all who replied to my post after i had sent this e-mail the guy who brought me the engine to install went and talked to a chrysler tech as it turns out the engines mount the same but the crank sensor uses a different sensor signal and they are ...
1990 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L No Start, Stall
The Dynasty is fixed, or should I say 'cracked' - thanks to Brian [...], Madison Automotive! Brian pointed me to the location of the VTSS module above glove box and also suggested that grounding pin #8 and #15 may disarm the security system and allow the car ...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs module or cab VIN: 3B7KF23Z9V
Well this vehicle is finally fix part put in today, I tried to use the different vehicle trick through snap on and other with know luck told by otc and snap on scanner tech support that the no communication issue should be fixed with new updates sure hope so f...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L r\r turn signal VIN: 2B4GP2431W
well i started this morning to check the signal switch on this van. i took the 2 output wires from the signal switch, cut them and crossed the left signal to the right. it still didn't flash the rear one .at least that eliminated the switch as a problem.then a...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L abs VIN: 2B5WB35ZXY
test 13A is the correct procedure on this vehicle, Removing harness connector at controler and found rusted connection, clean and added di-electric grease, okay, this is location underneath battery. reset light, road test , okay
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21Z41
Thank's for all your great help. We have shiped the vehicle do to it poss. being in the valve train and we do not do that type of work. Thanks again!! Steve Trouble codes: P0305.
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1B4HR38N22
this truck was just bought from used car lot their going to try to take it back good luck to them Trouble codes: 306 (6 missfire).
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 2D4GP44L53
we have not seen the vehicle since christmas thanks for all your help
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L cranks/ will not start VIN: 1ZVCT20AXP
Archive searching & one of the replies pointed us to the distributor. We found the distributor to be the problem. The customer is driving the car as is; The customer did not want to part with the money needed to finish the repair properly.
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1FMDA41X7S
The responces were split pretty equal, half do it by the book over the top, and half drop the cradle. After reading the responces and looking the vehicle over my students voted to drop the cradle. The students work in groups of three so by dropping the cradle ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y2S
Thanks for all the great input from all of you! This problem was solved by installing a 'new' instrument cluster. Phillip from Iowa, Terry-Illinos, Nick-Ohio! Thanks!! Nick, your explanation was 'the icing on the cake'. (iatn...Thanks) This vehicle runs like i...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1F1JW35F5V
Most of the replies I recieved about faulty internal wiring harnesses or gaskets would have probably been correct IF The 4 new glow plugs that I installed (Autolite #1111) hadn't opened up & 'swelled up at the tips'. I always hear about using nothing but O.E... Trouble codes: P1293 (High side open bank one), P0470 (EBP Sensor circuit).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L wot intake popping VIN: 1FMRU1767W
The HUGE response I got on this post was amazing. If I took the time to respond individually to all 41 people who chimed in, I'd lose a days work. I thank you one-and-all. Vast majority of replies confirmed my suspicions that these engines do have a history ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53S1X
Hi! I received a number of good responses. We ended up replacing the pump with a Ford reman unit. At this point I have not heard anything form the customer so i am assuming the car is fixed.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
Hello fellow techs, The customer is happy with the power and smoothness of his truck now. The 'reman injector' that I had installed in the #5 cylinder was a defect from the start. That is why the code po275-low power contribution Cyl #5, came back with the 'ne... Trouble codes: P0275, P0476.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code b1901 VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
on this windstar is does not have seat air bags or side air bags. crash sensor 1 is also restraint control module which is located on floor at center of vehicle. tested all circuits for shorts/grounds all ok. replaced rcm, clear codes, re-ran key-on test all p...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT34GU675
Vehicle was missing intermittantly, finally caught injector shorting out on scope. Thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
1999 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L starter VIN: 2GTFK19T7X
thanks for the replys, unfortuntly the items suggested had been previously pursued to no avail. we have replaced the complete instrument cluster re: if battery went dead, digital odometer reset to a previous set mileage & not known last mileage. suspecting som...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Shifter VIN: 1HGCG564XW
Well, all of the replies verified what we already believed- the detent mechanism is inside the transmission. It is a typical rooster comb/detent ball/spring mechanism common on many transmission. Since we have lost part of the detent 'feel' but not all of it, ...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L torque converter VIN: 2HKYF18563
we replaced the tcc solenoid and reset mil light customer seems to be happy.thanks to all the people that helped with this one.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vents VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
we are going to try another control head. from recent replies we replaced the control valve located at the reght of radiator. checked for failed harness under air cleaner and left fender. swapped temp sensors at upper left of heater box, checked operation and ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D71
Thanks again for the great help. The replies confirmed the cylinder washout. I have limited jag info but my hunch is that the crank sensor failed and so no spark was administered. My thinking is that the fuel injector trigger is gathered via cam info, so the i...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L serpintine belt VIN: 1YVGE22C7S
Hello : Sorry it took so long ,It was an alternator heating up after awhile,then seizing up.
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Unknown VIN: 1070441205
thanks to everyone that replied. special thanks to Rex from Florida who took time to answer some of my questions! The problem ended up being the A/C SERVO. i was confused at first because i unplugged the two electrical connectors at the servo (but i unplugge...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L no kickdown, stack shift VIN: WDBGA433E9
Hi everyone , I will repost a submit an answer when I get one. i wiil send this one to a trans shop. I do believe it is internal. I removed both valvebodys, checked the check balls and were all good. the kick down valve had voltage and when applied ground, it ...
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU26X8K
boy, everybody is telling me mitts ecm's are junk at best. I thought GM was the only company that had no idea how to build a ecm. well, I learned something today thanks to you guy's. Installed a re-man ecm and it purrs like a 06 lexus.
1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L climate control panel VIN: JN1RZ26H9N
Thanks to all who gave ideas. The customer chose not to fix the car at this time. We were able to confirm the control head is bad. New parts are about $700.00 and the customer said he couldn't justify the expense. Thanks again.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Transfer Case VIN: 1GH0T13S62
Thanks for the replies on this truck. I found that my Genisys system as well as Snap On will not cimmunicate with the TCCM module. I am attending a seminar on the Genisys sytem this evening, man do I have questions about this. After replacing the TCCM I found ...
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