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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUHCO449F
Hello to all, we are having a very hard time with this Audi. Customer complained that car would not start when hot. Seems to start almost every time cold (ambient temp approx 0 celcius). Brought car in and checked fuel pressures. All ok except residual. Change...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Water Pump VIN: WAUCB88D2V
This A4 came in, customer says it overheats. Found leak at water outlet rear of cylinder head and replaced it, put in a new thermostst, blead cooling system by sliding the heater hose back to expose bleed hole, raised coolant tank, bled all air out and still o...
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...
1988 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Noise VIN: 1G4CW51C3J
Thanks in advance for the help with this dinosaur. This car belongs to a real good customer and we have worked on it for years. Problem is when you hit a average size water puddle above 15 to 20 MPH you get a very unusual noise. Sound seems to be coming from u...
1990 Buick Skylark 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: LM06275900
This is starting out to be one for the books. I have this skylark here and it is extremely weird. The problem is when you tip into the throttle it will start bogging down if you just hold at a steady light throttle it will continue to chugg and run alittle rou...
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 ...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Shaft or rack VIN: 1G4HP54K21
Noise seems to be in the rack or in the the steering shaft. I had it apart and could not feel any play in the slip joint or the u joints. Does it turning rt in any position. When you stop it klunks and kicks back. If you take weight off either wheel it goes aw...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L idles up and down VIN: 1G6KS5155J
Trottle body is clean,no vac leaks,O2 is new,cat is new,got a reman ecm from chevy dealer,but that don't mean anything might just be a bad part,anyone seen this one?Also testing isc motor,connecter looks bad so I will find one. Trouble codes: 22 (TPS open)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L will not start VIN: 1G6KD54Y7W
starter was drawing 698 a before replacement and after only 142 a. now it is back up to 379 a the alternator tested good and the battery is good. the right rear window is not working ??? cables were good. the car can be jumped off and started, taken a mile dow...
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...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L ABS modual VIN: 1G1JF52T4T
Any ideas? After a routine brake job the brakes felt great. Two weeks later the vehicle returned with a soft pedal. We bleed the brakes, and the pedal returned to normal. Two weeks later same problem but we noticed when bleeding the ABS unit the air came out o...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J61
heres one for you gm techs this malibu,when sitting overnight in cold weather will not start,have no spark and no pulse.after 5 or 10 minutes in the shop it will start right up.during the crank no start,all 6 injector ckts.on scan toll show faults.i assume thi...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCCS19W61
Hi This 4.3W has intermittent lifter noise on cold start after sitting overnight or 2-3 hrs but not evertime however the frequency of noise occurring is increasing and getting louder. Once warmed up noise goes away dosent come back with engine rpm so dont thin...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1JC12432
Hello, This car has repeated injector failure on different cylinders. The failed injector is always stuck open. After you replace the failed injector, the car runs fine and has no problems that I can detect for about 1 week. Then the customer gets in to start...
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCFG15X24
This is my fathers vehicle. When he first purchased it he got 20-22 mpg on hiway and 18-19 in city. At about 15,000 miles the power loss light came on and he took to the dealer. They claim to have repaired a broken vaccuum line. Ever since his economy has drop...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2C3EL56T8R
Hi and thank you for any replies. This train wreck came to me after being in another shop for 2 months. The car will start and run fine for about 5 min's. After that the idle will start to surge and the cruise light on the ipc will start to flash. Some times t...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L starter VIN: 3C3EL55H7X
This car just happens to be my wifes car. It started the other morning and ran for 2 seconds and shut down. Now wont even crank. Park lights blink everytime key is cycled. Check power from ign. switch to starter relay. Bypassed ground to computer on relay and ...
1966 Dodge Charger 7.2L instrument cluster VIN: XP29F61273
I received some responses to my post, but still need a description or a wiring diagram. The responses that helped me the most were from Ernest from Great Britian, Gord Mcdonald from Vancouver,Bill from Virginia and Bob Carlson from Minnesota. If any of you cou...
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 ...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
any help with this. any good wave forms of the cam and crank sensor?
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1B7GG22N11
Customer came in complaining that truck would not go into 4wd and Service 4wd light was on. Scanned for codes with our Snap On scanner and could not retrieve any codes. Looked in Alldata and could not find much info. What happens when you switch 2wd to 4wd on ...
1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FABP43F2G
car is hard starting, starts with starter fluid. could not establish comp. link so i put new comp. in.. same problem.. chk. timing & have no advance, exhaust stinks put in new tfi, no change. car hesitates, and cuts out. this is real problem car please help!!!...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2F2EF14Y7M
I am leaning toward a bad pcm. Alll inputs and outputs seems fine. With alll basics in specs. Anyone else have the same problem in the past or an idea?
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L crankshaft VIN: 1GDEF19N0N
Hello, We completely rebuilt this engine pistons,etc. The engine has about 5,000 miles on it and the crankshaft broke in two pieces right in front of the #3 main journal (thrust bearing). Has anyone ever run into this problem before? Any kind of vibration prob...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: FZMK658HDV
Vehicle was towed in with a complaint of died on freeway and some smoke output as this happened---customer was unclear of what/where smoke was emitting. Vehicle started up fine off of tow truck---an indicator of how our day was going to go for sure! We tried v... Trouble codes: 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2), 538 (Cylinder balance test failed---retried and same message)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hi all. This Super Duty came in with the DRL staying on when the key is off. The problem is intermittent. We havent been able to verify. Customer states sometimes they even flutter on and off. The only way the customer can turn them off is if he hits the dimme...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L valves VIN: 3FALP6539T
never ran into this before. just checking to see if some of you might have. removed head for inspection and we found what appears to be a hard plastic, not carbon but plastic under the exhaust valves and in the intake behind the t body. inspected manifold runn...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L charging VIN: 1FALP6534T
with 2 alts and mega fuse and cable replaced as soon as rpms raise to 3k-4k alt drops out completly. turn off car and restart it will charge until high rpms. any "spike" of voltage will bring alt back to charge. when no charge condition accurs there is .5 ohms...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
Verified surge while under light load. Monitor fuel trims they stay around 0 plus or minus 1. Baro reading changes from 148 to 154 while driving. O2 sensor dosn't indicate lean when surge occurs. The tcc pid indicates no slippage also. Disconnected egr valve,v...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE242DV
This van came to us with a complaint of stalling at times when at a stop as well as when they were to excel it would stumble. There were no codes set at this time. When we removed the air filter the engine would start to stumble. We replaced the MAF sensor bec... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0171, P0173
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...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
this one is killing me help, help, help. vehicle has been here 3 weeks today. after sitting over night vehicle is real hard to start, plugs wet with fuel, then starts and runs fine, not affected by temp just time, hold fuel press fine removed injetor rails, no...
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 Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X4X
This explorer belongs to a mail lady, she has the country route so she mainly idles all day, from mail box to mail box. Her main complaint is that the truck dies from time to time but it will start right back up, and engine light on. When I tuned up I noticed ... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor error), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine? VIN: 1FTNX21S3X
Light rattle noise on moderate accel. 2000 to 3000 rpm, most pronounced at 2300. Chassis ears lead us to upper engine noise. Noise still present with serp belt removed. Here is where this gets real ugly. We sold a reman engine and installed it. No change. Sinc...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11W0Y
Ran full diagnostics with WDS. NO codes. Engine starts and runs fine. After warmup engine will stall when put in any forward gear. No stall in reverse. Have pulled the IAC, EGR, and upper intake and cleaned. Cleaned throttle body. Sometimes when you go from re...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U11
Hello all, This tauraus is not coopreating! The customer has said that it dies, does not start from time to time, and hesitates. We have not been able to get vehicle to act up all we get are 2 history code(and conflicting ones at that) p0231 & p0232 fuel circ... Trouble codes: P0231, P0232
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP45X21
Hey all you Mustang Gt guys. Got one here for you we need some help with. This Mustang is bone stock with an automatic transmission. After this warms up a little. The car develops a slight hesitation/miss between 1,000-2000 rpms. You can notice this when you...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX31L02
vss did not fix this veh. stalls when accelerating from idle most of the time. cruise control does not work Trouble codes: P0720 (vss)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W83
Hi folks, this vehicle had the passenger seat disconnected while power was still connected, now the air bag light is on and flashes code 23. My tester won't read the air bag system. I tried the disconnect the battery and short across to drain the capacitors tr...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L #4 gauge fuse VIN: 1GKDT13W8V
Truck broke down out of town, another repair facility could not find the problem. replaced alternator. Removed complete dash board and short still happens. Apperently was dead short to ground when the other shop had it and short went away so they thought they ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5655X
Hey group, I hope someone has seen a few of these and can lead me in the right direction. I have a code p01456. I have replaced the fuel cap with new honda one. reset computer and let the customer have for the weekend and it came back on same code. I had acce... Trouble codes: P1456
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A7X
Dear fellow Techs. I recieved this vehicle from used car dealer.They stated car stopped for gas and would not restart.they had tried a cam sensor and ecm.I have spark and fuel but no injector pluse.I have power at injector but no ground from ecm. The cars chec...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L idles rough VIN: SAJNV4842K
After the heads were removed and replaced to renew the valves, the engine was brought to as high a state of tune as possible. New spark plugs, cap, rotor and plug wires were installed. The engine was smoke tested for vacuum leaks even before the 1st start-up a...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L convertor VIN: 1J4FN28S7Y
had unit rebuilt and had more problems before. currently everything is ok, but when hot lock up will start to apply then abort. no tps codes, cleaned grounds, rebuilder had us install another converter. all soleniods ohm the same and i unplugged the controller...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
Hello and thanks to all who are taking the time to read this. I have this Discovery that has failed the state E-test for having current DTC's. Codes stored are P0440 and P1596, AllData lists little info on either, I have a Land Rover manual and it covers a lit... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap control system), P1590 (Manufacturer Specific Code)
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Instrument cluster (digital) VIN: 1LNLM82W2N
Wondering if there are any other components for this system alldata only shows the speed sensor and the cluster, did install a used cluster (not by choice) it appears to work just the same, any help will be greatly appreciated.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L0W
Hello Ford air suspension experts! I have a Lincoln Navigator here with a height issue. The complaint is that the suspension is pumping the shocks too high and causing a rough ride(no indicator on or codes stored). Due to not having a star tester, I've tried m...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Rear Air Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
Navigator came in with rear air suspension not working and sitting very low, and check suspension light on. Customer says was just driving along and light came on. Scanned for codes and found code C1830. Started with checking the basics but came up empty. Not ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: WDBGA433E9
Hi guys, need alittle help, Have a 1986 mb S320 with a code p1341. I just replaced the head gasket and thought I renstalled the cam gears correctly to my marks but must have made a mistake on the intake cam. Does anyone have the cam marks for this 3.0 engine f...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L rear sidemarker lens VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
how do you get the rear sidemarker lights off of this vehicle? I hate to open up a help request for this, but I cannot get them off. One of the bulbs are out and I need to change it. I've tried prying on the lens, but I am damaging the paint and the lens does...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C3T
Fellow techs,This Aurora is really beating me up!came in for extended crank when cold,once it starts it is fine rest of day,when warm outside prob is not their.I am concerned with the fuel pressure it has 30psi allthe time & spec is 45 to 50 psi. I have a moto... Trouble codes: P0707, P0101
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W2W
This Bravada came in with P0446 code. We went through all tests that Mitchell had to offer. First it directed us to check the fuel tank pressure reading. It should read close to 0 in. H2O. Ours reads -7.50 at alltimes. Went through the wiring tests (checked fo... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap system vent valve performance)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL12E0X
have po442 coming back over and over, smoke test shows nothing but once when tank was very full gas leaked out of gas cap when I put the smoke tester on it. Trouble codes: P0442
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L radio, voltmeter, door locks VIN: 2P4GH45R35
Voltmeter, radio and door locks inoperative. Vehicle came in with a brake light problem, replaced brake light switch and everything seemed fine until customer picked up naturally late on Friday afternoon and discovered his radio not working. All other gauges, ...
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP45R7W
Good morning everyone This van came to us with a hesitation while cruising. It was like you would turn the key off for a split second and then everything would be ok. Scan test showed one code only P1391 intermittent loss of cam and/or crank signal. We replace... Trouble codes: P1391
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L service vehicle soon VIN: 1G2NG52E4Y
looking for diagnostic code b2000 cant find any info from alldata. any info would be appreciated. also have code b2695 but i havent done any diagnostic yet. thank in advance. Lenny technician/owner
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G12JB1244
Hey guys and girls, I need a little help I have 2 of these sunfires on our lot and they are both doing the same thing. I am not getting spark to cylinders 1 and 4 check engine light and code set set for random misfire. Traction control light comes on and stays...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L door locks VIN: 1G2NF52E62
This car has a problem with only the driverís side door locking and unlocking with the switch. The other three doors only unlock with the switch. With the scanner hooked up the line showing idle does change from lock to unlock when using the switch. Everything...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Door locks VIN: 1GWP52K32F
Costomer complains this car will unlock the doors on its own, the problem is intermittant and will happen at a stop sign or just driving down the road, dosen`t matter if the road is ruff or smooth. Also at the same time sometimes the onstar will flash lights o...

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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L 1-2 VIN: JH4DB1652L
Well, I tried all suggestions from all of you out there, the end result is going to be Rebuld the original transmission to see what we find internaly wrong with the transmission shift problem, when we get the vehicle back we will keep this requst updated. Than...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L gauges VIN: TRUUT28N01
I checked all the fuses and removed the instrument cluster and tested all the connection. I also checked for broken solder joints but all looked good. I ended up sending it to the dealer for a possible new instrument cluster as I was not comfortable with my kn...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Warning Buzzer for Lights VIN: WBACA4316P
I received several replies, THe most informative was as follows: The problem is with the waring buzzer itself, there is a bulletin on how to fix it. Need speical drill bit from bmw to drill side of cluster then a speical spray to cean contacts or just replac...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L power seat VIN: 1G4CW54K7Y
Thanks to the replies...The best one was from John in FLA, to manually adjust the motor by turning the worm gear by hand untill the driver is comfortable. If I had the time and the equiptment, I would build some way to repair this problem area. Thank you all. ...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19Z6R
OK, I was unable to fix this vehichle. The owner did not think it was worth going any further. I do have some information that could be useful. If you have good compression and you can rotate the crank back and forth and see that there is not excessive slop ...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29K4S
I found it!!!.The hateful piece of shit!! After replacing the dist shaft and module,Ecm,2 fuel injectors I decided to go back to basics because I had obviously missed something.My tech had checked for voltage at the fuel pump with the fuel pump disconnected.BI...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22G4V
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, & quacks like a duck, is it always a duck? In this case yes. Finally received a PCM that I could program and vehicle fired right up. Still not sure why a memory code would cause a no start. The comm. errors had me of... Trouble codes: P0601 (Internal control module memory check sum), P1518 (PCM to TAC module serial data).
1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L Check Engine Light VIN: 2CNBE136XW
Our customer has not returned with his vehicle so I don't have a fix but several people suggested we clean the EGR passages and when he does show we will do that. It sounds like a great suggestion. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Code).
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Not sure VIN: 1GBFG15R5X
Thanks for all the help. Larry from Az. said our specs were off on the pressures. Not sure where we got ours from but I believe your were right. Kevin from Mass said to replace it with the old style pump with the reservoir. We did this sense we had one laying ...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1WL52M8X
the problem was a WORN IGNITION CYLINDER itermittantly making contact WITH PALLET IN IGNITION KEY
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L no crank VIN: 2G1WF55E8Y
Never able to duplicate no start condition. The dash issue we got fixed. All the dash tests performed with the Tech 2 only checked the gauges and some idiot lights. I borrowed a car and swaped the IPC to this car and the message center box in IPC came on. We s...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
After replacing the injector coils-and poppets assembly it hesitated a couple more times but stopped after driving the vehicle holding the accerator to the floor and let off 5 times under load and it has run great since.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Accessories VIN: 2G1WF55E31
it was the bcm...sent it to a gm dealer and they installed a new bcm and it took care of all the complaints...thanks for all the replies...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13S12
The customer has not returned, I have a pretty good idea of the problem I just need to get the vehicle here again and duplicate the problem. Thanks for the replies. Chris
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L programing VIN: 2G1WX15K72
We installed a new BCM properly programmed it and every thing is in proper working order. Thanks for all the help we really appreciate the input.
1981 Dodge D150 3.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7FD14E2B
Well, most of the responses agreed with me, that the problem with high HC is because of internal engine problem. A couple said to check for worn valve guides or misadjusted valves. This engine has hydraulic lifters, so no adjustment possible. On the chance tha...
1992 Dodge B150 3.9L Misfire VIN: 2B7GB11X5N
first i would like to thank all techs that sent replies. most said vac leak at intake, not the case. i didn't repair it myself but the costomer called back and said that he moved the dist and seems to be o.k now thanks again i will try to return some help back...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3P3ES47CXT
Thanks to everyone for their replies. I had suggestions of possible clogged injectors, sheared cam pin and skipped belt. After an exhaustive search, I overlooked the obvious- the fuel injectors were clogged with rust from a previous old gas tank problem. I nev... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB11X3T
Thanks for those of you who replied. All is well with the stalling part of this post. Swapping out the ASD relay seemed to cure it. The CEL did come on again yesterday, and they are going to bring it in so we can put a mopar O2 sensor, hopefully that will take... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 Sensor ckt high voltage - rear sensor).
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L cooling VIN: 2B3HD46F8V
Thanks for all of the responses, I learned alot about this motor espcially helpful was the info that there is a orifice below the thermostat that must shoot onto the themostat to open it. I tried all suggestions, and for those that asked: yes heater worked ver...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L no upshift VIN: 1B4HS28YXW
Thanks for all the help on this one. Suggestions were to check for the right gasket at the OD piston housing, which made us realize we had the wrong one. We replaced all the electronics in this trans just due to mileage. We ended up removing the OD section and...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L abs VIN: 1B4HR28Z7X
recommended customer to dealer and put a drb3 scanner on my wish list. I am pretty sure that the vin on the pcm was corrupted causing the vehicle to regect the abs module. i will update if the customer gets this problem fixed.
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L starter VIN: 2B3HD56U6Y
thanks to all for the replies. We replaced the ignition switch and it has repaired the vehicle, once again thanks for all your help.
1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F0J
Thanks to all who responded it was the module like most said. Acouple had suggested checking the ignition switch I had forgot to say that is what this car came in for the first time so it had been replaced. Most was right on the money though with the module. t...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5344P
thanks for all the replys, although nobody was bang on it did make me ask the right questions. I fould a corroded splice connection for the ccrm relay up by the right front fender. thanks again!
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT20XP5
No fix--most said reman distributors are bad, dont have any choice where I live--only one company supplies this area--tried another reman dist, ran even worse.Iam now looking for a new stator #F32Z-12A112-AA--dealer says no longer available. Iam getting a CID ...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5145S
ok now i get to put this car back together. i have basically half the dash apart chasing a theft problem that didnt exist. sometime i cant stand when manufactures make systems and no repair info on them. anyways i think most of the replies i got for the theft ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FEKF37GXV
Although the replies were good, we had already tried all of the things that were suggested. We were hoping to hear from a Ford Technician, but I guess that none of them had any useful info on this problem. Thanks for the replies and hopefully next time they wi... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FBSS31L8X
Sorry for the delay in posting fix but wanted to be sure. After exhausting all and confirming all powers and grounds ok. and checking for water intrusion on connections as advised. Installed used instrument cluster from salvage and all is working fine. A BIG t...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U83
Hello, Well this car didn't get fixed. I got some very good suggestions from iatn readers.All but one persons suggestion was diagnostics I have already performed.This was good because I felt that I was working in the right area. I also took the time to recheck... Trouble codes: B1318 (low batery voltage at module), B1317 (high batery voltage at module).
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14W8T
As always I hear good things about this site now I can attest to it.Most members seem to think that I should re-check fuel, and grounds, as well as pour over t.p.s. codes all good advice ,What I did find on this one was the ground integrity for the t.p.s. as w... Trouble codes: P0012, P1122 (t.p.s circuit open or shorted), P0300 (random engine misfire).
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GTHK24G61
I tried a suggestion from a fellow member that stated the crankshft position sensor could be slowly failing. I install a new one and it fixed the problem. The only thing is when you replace one of these becareful because it sits at the rear of the engine and i...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L abs module VIN: 1GTHK29U53
we have completed our diagnostics, as the customer will probably not authorize repair, i am going to update the information to my original help request. after posting the help request, as we were waiting for information from alldata on the code c0055, i began ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L service check connector VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Apparently the online info is wrong. Some guys said to look for a brown connector under LH dash, can't find. Looked behind both kick panels, under dash, see no SCS connector. Some suggested jumping certain wires in DLC, and I think that would work, but am scar...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks for all the help.We had put in an aftermarket thermostat,so we replaced it with an o.e. one and the cooling fans are operating as designed now.Thanks again
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Medusa hose VIN: SAJJA42C84
After reading the replies, including the one that expressed no knowledge of the 'o ring' at the medusa hose, I decided to do the smart thing and replace everything, since to do this required removing the intake plenum to do the job right. All rubber hoses in t...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, LOADS UP VIN: 1J4FJ6852R
you know somethimes people tell you to do the simplest things and you wonder why didnt i think of that? thanks alan pulled pcm and map sensor, stuck them in freezer and tried in the morning. wouldnt start. replaced map just because it has 100k on it. ordered p...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Gages & Windows VIN: 1J4GZ58S8T
Thank you Al [...]: check the ignition switch(mechanical & electrical)metal tab can break or contacts can melt or corode. (We changed the ignition switch and the fault remained) Fr...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JT8VK13T0P
thanks to everyone who responded, everyone pretty much had my problem right on. i first put a new radiator after determing that it was partially plugged. the main reason for overheating was the hydraulic cooling fan system. it would operate just fine until eng...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L dome fuse circuit VIN: JT8UF11E9P
i finally got this fixed i was lucky to have a friend that used to work for lexus and lent me the service manual, i had to look at all diagrams to see what else was on the dome fuse. it turns out the instrument cluster was drawing about 100 ma. i got it repair...
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