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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4KA9653T
At times when car has been driven for awhile and when it is at normal operating temp. the idle surges up & down from 1000 to 1400 RPMs or at times it will just idle at 1400 RPMs.
1996 Audi A4 2.8L Valves VIN: WAUEA88D3T
This vehicle came to me with a coolant leak and I replaced the surge tank and refilled the coolant. A month and a half later the car came back with a misfire on cyls #4 & #5. Inspection and a leak down test showed a blown head gasket between the two cylinders....
1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WF54L2N
Customer states car intermittantly, is hard to start. Engine will start and stall. Sometimes it coughs in the intake and blows a vaccum line off. Replaced crank sensor with known good one, no change. All scan data w tech two, is normal. no codes. To me, it act...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs lite VIN: 2G4WS52M9X
abs lite on code 1232 lf sensor open or short sets can duplicate by power braking and turning wheel current code statis will come on and off as code sets. have tested wires from sensor to module all ok ohm readings and ac readings same at sensor and at wiring ...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Electronic VIN: W06VR52R3W
hi guys, this caddy is not blowing any heat on the driverside. the passengerside is getting great heat. we cannot acess any body codes with our mt2500 or our genesis.i was told by a tech line to try and flush out the heater core and i did today. it made no di...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC1445P
Originally this vehicle would run for a little while (5-10 min) and then get intermittent spark and then lose all spark. Now the vehicle has intermittent spark or no spark all of the time. The crank sensor has been replaced. Two different computers have been t...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1WN54T9P
Hi all! This wonderful piece came to our shop having not run for several years. First thing we replaced the ignition module for no spark. It kicked off and we were on our way. We replaced the coil for a cracked tower, the egr for cracked solenoid, and R&R'd th... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC module circuit - intermittant)
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L stumbles VIN: 1GBN52WXRR
customer came in with complaint of engine misfire and MIL.Found defective distributor cap(wet).Gave it a good tune up.Cleared codes.Much better.There still is a intermittent stumble under light acceleration at 50 to 55 mph. Sounds and feels like the transmissi... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
THANKS UP FRONT GUYS. THIS TRUCK CAME IN WITH THE COMPLAINT BEING IT WAS MELTING BATTERY CABLE! we found the starter drawing over 350 amps-replaced starter and repaired cables! know we have vehicle running and it was real rough and black smoking out the tailpi... Trouble codes: P300B (random missfire-)
1999 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L MIL Lamp on, hard starting VIN: 1GCHK33FOX
Hello all in iatn land; This vehicle is in with a hard starting/long cranking complaint PLUS the cruise control doesn't work. I drove the vehicle and it runs well enough after it gets running and pulled code P1216D. Problem is that MOD does not list that code ... Trouble codes: P1216
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L belt VIN: 2CNBJ13C8Y
The belts after 2-3 months begin squealing and show sigs of wear. Any idea what is causing problem. Second,when drivig over rough areas of roadway there is a continual squealing noise that comes from the passeger side. A metal on metal sound. The noise also oc...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L battery indicator VIN: 1GCHK24U41
the truck came in with the voltage gauge jumping back and forth. with the volt meter hooked up to the battery it would jump from 12.9- 14.4 as fast as if you were flipping a switch. if you unplug the 4 wire connector on the back of the alternator and use a tes...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L vats/bcm VIN: 2G1WH55K11
The car will not crank at times. Simple right. However, it will "not crank" with enough consistency to do any testing to see which component it is. This system does not use the chip in the key but rather the magnetic signal around the ignition switch. The valu...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L noise on turns VIN: 1GNDX03E92
Ok this car was brought to us with a complaint of noise wile turning. It is hard to duplicate! You must be going slow wile turning almost to full lock to the right or left (like say driving thru a parking lot) The noise is quick it also vibrates wile it makes ...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L speedo VIN: 3GNEK13T53
Hey Guys, I have this Avalanche in for the speedo off 15 mph. It starts out at 15mph at idle and remains that much off during acceleration. All other gauges work perfectly. No codes were stored. Not sure what else to test? I have read alot about dash clusters ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13Y3V
Howdy Ever One!! Got a new customer, came from another shop that gave up, the coolant temp sensor connector next to the thermostat is crumbling and the terminals are corroded and falling apart. Dodge says buy an engine harness and none of my catalogs show the ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on, volt gauge slow to r VIN: 1B7KF2369W
Vehicle came in w/ fluctuating volt ga & ses light on. codes listed above. check charging system output-varied & was low when first started vehicle. would climb slowly over 30 seconds then level off at 14.1 volts. check pcm control of alternator-decided pcm fa... Trouble codes: P0222, P1492, P1693
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Unknown VIN: 3B7HF13Z5Y
this truck has come to my shop with an intermitant soft brake pedal. i have found no fluid leaks, the calipers and wheel cylinders check ok. no codes in a.b.s. system. tried disconnecting a.b.s. computer and made no difference. can't determine what conditions ...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES26CX2
car cranks but will not start.fuel fouls plugs immediately good fire.po601 internal controler failure code,mitchell indicates pcm failure.i am wondering is it a software problem that can be programed or needs pcm replacement. car belongs to dealer and no one ... Trouble codes: P0601
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTCR11T0N
Hello: We have a Ford Ranger 4x4 that the front wheel bearings go loose every couple thousand km, Everything seem fine, no missing parts, but we even install all new bearing, and locking nuts, and perform to spec, and the bearings keep getting loose. Has anyon...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMCU24X75
truck starts and idles perfectly, If you hold idle at around 1500 rpm, car starts a surge from about 1300-1700 rpm as you hold pedal steady. Does not do this at idle. Checked for vacuum leaks, none. swapped tps, disconnected iac motor, no change. Cleaned maf s...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 2FMDA5144S
Hello everyone, thanks for your interest. I have this van with the two front doors and the sliding door lock acuators operating intermittantly. If I hold the locks in a certain position it will stop, but if they are moved they start up again. Have anyone of yo...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L powertrain VIN: 1FALP13P4V
car is hard to shift, replaced cat. convertor, checked oxygen sensors, they're changing from rich to lean. 1st shift engine has to be wrapped up before shift will occur. low power unless you ease into the throttle and slowly build power. no codes on scanner an...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFV18L4V
will not get code when at idle,only at 1500 rpm or higher/runs ok /no vacuum leaks Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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 Crown Victoria LX 4.6L flywheel VIN: 2FAFP74W01
to all techs,we have a 01 crown vic,with a good driver that cracked a flywheel,at 35,000 miles.now it sounds broke again at 55,000 miles.there were no noticable problems as loose bolts or wires stuck between trans and engine.the engine size is 4.6.yhis vechice...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FAFP71W81
I have a 01 crown vic that will stumble or cut out while your driving. This car was hit a year ago in a police chase so I started there found 4 bad wires behind right side fender liner repaired cleared codes. I drove car until drive cycle was complete. Problem...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRW08642
this vehicle came in to us recently with a ses light on and a complaint of rough running in idle. scanned computer and found no codes just the po1780 trans. went through and found that the fuel trims were way off from bank 1 to bank 2. about 1.0 difference fro... Trouble codes: P1780 (trans code)
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L idle speed VIN: 2FAFP71WX2
Hi everyone, once again i'm in need of assistance. I have a 02 crown vic police cruiser. Whenever the a/c compressor turns on in park the idle speed goes from 800 too 1100 rpm. The idle then drops to 900 until compressor disengages when it goes back to 800 rpm...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1TGEK19R4W
Have installed lpg system .Drives good for a week or so with service engine soon light on until it gets enough codes and then goes into limp mode.Have fitted emulators to o2 sensors. I have tried everything i can think of to stop this occuring. It is only when... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0171, P0172, P0175
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L 4x4 VIN: 1GKDT13S12
this vech will not engage 4wd in wet conditions. if you select 4wd on a dry day it will work. if you select 4wd on a wet day before you drive for the first time it will engage..i see that there are encoder issues on this site however i'm not sure this will sol...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L mode door VIN: 1GTHC23U23
Hi techs, I have this truck in the shop a few times .The heater cable keeps poping the springs like there is to much tension in the mode door. The heater box has been completly removed and made sure there is no binding or restriction in the mode door operation...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7273P
hello, we have this accord here that wont start when the ambient temp is below approx 25 degrees. fuel pressure is in spec, it has spark on all cylinders, compression is good and within 10 psi on all cylinders and has injector pulse. it will spit and sputter l...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGC0565XR
Car was towed in,died on road.Vehicle has good compression,strong spark,injector pulse.The only code was for valve timing(21).Plug were wet.Fuel pump does run and it lights a noid so main relay shouldbe o.k.The only thing I notice is that the tach is inop? Als... Trouble codes: 21 (variable valve timing)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58W5X
Hi guys, I have this 1998 passport in shop. Came in with loss of coolant, found crack in head right rear. Replaced that head had other machined. Putting everything together and car will not start. Actually started for about 30 seconds and then died. It had sev...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Alternator VIN: 2HGES25712
Battery light always on. Recieved DTC P1298. Tested and replaced faulty ELD. Battery light still on. Performed complete charging system diagnosis per Mitchell On-Demand system, said bad alternator (not charging at all). Replaced alternator (with aftermarket re...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L starter, ignition switch
looking at this jag for an old family friend, sorry about no vin. I used to work at a shop where we did some jag work, but never too much electrical, and that was about 7 years ago. the description of the issue is simple enough, as soon as the ignition switch ...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L long crank time VIN: 1J4GZ58Y5R
hello mopar guys. I have this jeep GC . the customer has stated that sometimes hot or cold the vehicle will exibit an unusually long crank time. It happens rarely. i have not been able to duplicate this problem. whenever i crank it it starts in less than 2 sec...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4FA59S32
Hello group, Need some help again. I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Intermittant concern. Get into vehicle dome lights are dim, go to start vehicle and won't crank, just click like a dead battery. Wait a minute or two and all of the sudden dome lights get bright a...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12341
This Kia will intermittently blow the fuel pump fuse. Once it blew the fuse and when the customer replaced it it blew again while he inserted the fuse, this ocured 3 times in a row . He then towed car home and replaced the fuse and all was well for 3 months. I...
1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, STARTS THEN DIES VIN: SALHV1242M
It ran fine for a couple of days once I repaired the ignition problem. I replaced the coil because there was two sitting in the truck when I bought it. 1 was what appeared to be the original bosch which was rusted to the bracket and disconnected, the other was... Trouble codes: 3 (main relay circuit problem)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Warning Message VIN: SALPV1244T
When this vehicle is being driven, a warning message will appear in the display that says "select neutral". If you select neutral it then says "slow down". I looked in the owners manual and it says that "you have made an attempt to change gear ranges without t...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Alarm System VIN: SALPV1443X
Battery was disconnected and keyless entry remote could not be resynced (dead batteries in the remote maybe?), vehicle was locked/unlocked/started manually for about a week or so without any issues. Somehow the alarm system became armed and manually unlocking ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs module VIN: SALTY1540Y
Hi everyone, first request here. I've got a Land Rover Discovery that had a brake job done at another shop. Now the ABS lamp, Traction Control lamp and HDC amber warning lights are all on. My Snap On scanner doesn't support this vehicle, but I was able to get ...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L No Start VIN: MASS313280
First let it be noted that this vehicle is a recovered theft and does not have a VIN number. All numbers have been removed. It has been registered in the state of Mass. where the state has issued a VIN. Vehicle towed in in a no-start condition. Customer state...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L Steering VIN: JT6HJ88J6V
Vehicle came in for oil leaks. Changed valve cover gaskets,lower oil pan and front crank seal. All was fine. Customer came to pick up car(he is a good neighbor) and there was no power steering. I have checked everything and it points to the pump being bad. Pum...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1LNHM81W5X
Hello again. I have a Town car in here and I some help in a proper diag. I have no turn signals or flashers. Both brake lights and parking lights are working. I have a wiring diagram on this one and it shows power to turn signal multi function switch coming fr...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L a/c -heat VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
we have a problem with the passenger side a/c, after ten or fifteen minutes the passenger side will start blowing out heat while it is set on 65* the drivers side is unaffected and stills blows out cold air. there are no diag codes in the system, also if we ru...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Maintenance reminder light ?
Customer was sent over by a body shop to have radio removed so the customer could swap it for a reconditioned unit and they didn't know how to get it out. While he was there he asked about resetting the FSS, I call it the maintenance reminder. I followed the p...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Intermittant fault VIN: WDC1631542
The owner's complaint is that the transmission will intermittantly switch to emergency running when starting off. They feel it is worse on hotter temperature days. The fault is remedied by pulling over, switching the vehicle off and starting again. Some days i...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AJ56G6V
This thing billows smoke on COLD starts only. Clears up within a few minutes. No miss or terrible rough running just smoke No smoke when idling, even after an hour of running. Park the car inside the shop about 60 degrees over night and little to no smoke. Cus...
1985 Oldsmobile 1985 3.8L oil pump
tried 5 or 8 times to prime oil pump but every time it primes up it only lasts for a few moments then goes away any one have any new ideas on how to prime the oil pump on a 3.8 engine
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1G3NL52T7Y
This vehicle cuts out at idle. Runs great all other times just at idle there is the problem. Of course you can fill the cutting out / jerking with the vehicle in gear. The vehicle never dies it just cuts out at idle. It will do this every 10 to 15 seconds as l...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Misfire VIN: 5Y2SL62873
has anyone seen misfire problems on pontiac vibes/ toyota matrix? this one came in for an obd emissions inspection. the mil was off but it failed because of the above codes. the customer hadn't noticed any running problems or misses, and we couldn't duplicate ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1G8ZK5272T
this problem occur when the car is cold we have a long cranking time ,and a black smoke from the exhaust all the reading on the scanner seem to be ok no code good fuel press . i try a new map but same problem ,i sure that the car is flooded can you help me
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD03V7V
Hello Iam having trouble with cylinder number one on this sidekick and the problem is in the injector drive. The noid light that Iam using will flash on the other cylinders but it will stay on steady on cylinder one. We ohmed the injector to see if this was th...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1GK12E7R
We have this 94 Camry with the abs light staying on.After erasing the codes it imediately comes back on.The code 35 is for RF speed sensor.All four wheel speed sensor resistances checked out good.We also disconnected the plug at module and checked continuity o...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Injectors VIN: 4T1GK12W2S
Runs fine at idle and with less than 5% throttle. After 5% throttle(doesn't matter what RPM), the computer is shutting off the injectors! You can rev it to about 4-5K with the 5% throttle, and it will always re-catch and keep running as long as you return it t...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2E4T
This car came in for vibration of the interior at idle.It was also due for a timing belt so a full t-belt change was done.When I attempted to loosen the tensioner bolt for the t-belt it was found to be seized;it rounded the flats @ 200ft.lbs,furter efforts cau...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R4V
The vehicle seems flawless, except cranking time is longer before starting than it should be. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: DTCP0

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1995 Audi A6 2.8L dash/cluster lights VIN: WAUJA84A5S
I recieved three responses for this request, and all pointed to the cluster as the problem, which turned out to be the case. Apparently, As I moved the cluster to change bulbs, poor internal connections worsened to the point of losing all the lights. We sent...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N91
Thanks for all the replies. We cleaned the main ground connections at the back of the head and at the drivers footwell area. No obvious problems seen. Had vehicle for another 3 days, drove over 15 times(woa yea) and over 30 miles. Customer has had vehicle for ... Trouble codes: P1287.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5332X
Thanks to all who replied! Gerrad From CA,was right on abot the O2 sensors cross wired. Engine Runs Smooth as silk and no more Miss Fire Codes. The valve train issue is another story. As I stated this unit had been worked on by another shop before we got the t... Trouble codes: 104 (Control Vanos End Position Fault Exhaust Camshaft), 238 (1 Cyl Misfire), 239 (2 Cyl Misfire), 240 (3 Cyl Misfire).
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no power VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
I would like to thank everyone for their replies for my problem 94 buick park ave. David [...] hit the nail on the head with a fuel pressure drop under full load on a road test. Pressure was 40lbs to start out and on a heavy accell pressure dropped t...
1982 Cadillac Seville 4.1L door locks VIN: 1G6AS6985C
5 OF THE 6 REPLIES SAID SAID TO CHECK THE door lock switches causing voltage to intermitantly activate the relay one said check the ground circuit...this sounded reasonable to me so I ordered two new GM switches (including the euscheon) on line from O.E. PARTS...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L idles up and down VIN: 1G6KS5155J
thanks John,that relearn works fine,and Todd and others,retrack,set voltage,then extend set voltage,then relearn and time the intervels,and have to move to drive then park and then ac on for 1 min,i thought I had toasted the ecm,thats why I keep my mouth shut ... Trouble codes: 22 (TPS open).
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L failsafe VIN: 1G6KF52Y6R
Stephen from Florida hit it right on the head, the solenoid screen popped out and this is what broke the solenoid. I don't know how I missed this, but it was very obvious when I removed the pan again. the fix is a kit that GM sells as a package including the t...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KF54931
The problem was in the third stop light, it is the LED type and worked just fine but had high resisatnce. spec is 390ohms + or - 10ohms we had 270k ohms, we put a 390 ohm resistor in place of light the problem is FIXED, new light is ordered, thanks to all that...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L starter and flexplate teeth VIN: 1GNEK13R8T
Thanks to all who responded to my problem with the Tahoe. Most of the people who responded mentioned the cap and rotor. Taking everyone's advice, I replaced the cap and rotor with the dealer's AC Delco cap and rotor.We also put in a new crank position sensor e...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14WOW
First, I thank every body that replied to my post. I have a feeling that most that replied did not understand which system this is. This key does NOT have a transponder or a chip in it. It turns out that the Passlock module was the problem. It did not act like...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Water Pump VIN: 1GTHG35R5X
I dont really know what to say, we put another water pump on the vehicle and all is well so far. There were a lot of responses regarding proper torque, threads, loctite, sealant, etc...I can assure you when we posted this help request, all the basics were chec...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L gear select VIN: 1GCJK39GX1
Thank you for the replies. One had sent a list of TSBs and the the rest had said the range selector switch, or the PNP switch as some called it.Found multiple trannny codes as stated in the TSB # 03-07-30-11C.This switch is a link between the computer and tran...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Front Passenger Door VIN: 1GCHK23U83
Thanks for the replies. As it turns out it is a faulty PDM. Tried resetting by removing fuse and even disconnecting battery, no effect. Found TSB on problem thanks to Brian. Scheduled trip to dealer for repair. I wish I had a Tech 2, life might be easier. Than...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 3B7XA56T0R
Thanx for the replies, it turned out the customer had his distributer reset at another shop and problem is fixed.
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU42Y8S
This one was fun!!! Our problem began when the customer had a remote start installed on this thing even though he didn't know it at the time it was doomed to fail due to a very poor install job. We found a power to starter wire rubbed through at a strap to the...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MF336XX
Thanks very much to all who replied. Most all were right on the money. The transfer pump had failed, starving the injection pump, causing it to fail. These trucks will run fine without the transfer pump till it burns up the injection pump. The pump itself is o... Trouble codes: P1698, P1688, P1693.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2361Y
Well, as I already suspected it did turn out to be the fuel injection pump. Most replies suggesed that I make sure the lift pump was satisfactor because low fuel pressure and volume can take out an injection pump. I have suggested to the customer that we repla... Trouble codes: 1688 (Internal injection pump failure).
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2B4GP44R2Y
I thought I had this thing nailed, after monitoring gear states with scan tool Park=?, Rev=D, Neut=?, Drive=L, 3=N, Lo=?. I took it one step further and disconnected transmission control module measured resistances from pin 41 to ground in p\n it has 2ohms, in...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1B7HC16X51
Thanks to all who took time out to respond. Gary from Washington was on the money first by saying there was a problem with the Governor pressure solenoid and fluid pressure sensor. My scantool showed pressure not to mirror vehicle speed. After replacing these ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R11
thanks guyschanged crank sensor and did gronds been ok for 5days so far Trouble codes: P0352, P0353.
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26X31
well 12 replies and Cam was the winner, moisture in the bulkhead connector, took it apart cleaned the corrosion and moisture out, reassembled with some superlube,cured customer was told to get waterleak repaired, thanks for the help
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF12NWK
I am happy to say that this vehicle is fixed. I drove the truck this morning and about 15 minutes into the drive it acted up. This time the PCM spit out something I could use, Code 63 TPS voltage low. The one sensor I failed to check. I put a scope on it at id... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean- fuel control).
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP62W0R
The fix was replacing the evap canister. although this car has an OBD-II diagnostic connector, it is not really an OBD-II vehicle. it does not have any sort of EVAP monitoring. this was a developmental platform for ford, and was difficult to pin down. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean air/fuel bank1), P0174 (lean air/fuel bank2), P0402 (excessive egr flow).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H8S
thanks too all that replied. A couple of you suggested replacing the eec and fuel pump relays, i did that and it seemed to be better but then wasn't starting intermittantly again. Removed ecm plug, checked for corrosion, none found. Checked all powers and grou... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach signal), 116 (engine coolant temp sensor), 636 (trans oil temp sensor), 114 (intake air temp sensor), 311 (thermal air system), 211 (pid signal).
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L 2nd VIN: 1FTEE14YX5
thanks for the responses everyone agreed that this is normal for this vehicle. customer finally got back to me and said it hasn't shifted this well for years but the lack of power when warm and shifting to 2nd was bothering him i explained that the motor just ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WFOAXX88AA
First thanks to all who replied especially Timothy [...] the fault turned out to be the (PCV) valve jamming when the engine heated up have replaced and all is well.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6537W
hello everyone, Thanks for all the replies. thanks to cristian and stephen. we had allready tried performing the purging of oil in vct that may have been dirty we installed correct filter and oil that tsb mentioned. vct tested good every time. When car acted... Trouble codes: P1381.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F61
Hello all Thanks again , After exstensive testing ,WE removed injectors and had them bench tested ,6 out of 8 showed higher then allowable leak percentage , Replaced all 8 and retested truck , Much better but would still set code when fully warmed up under ace... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure pressure above/below desired).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX31L02
customer declined to fix when i recommended gas tank removal and flush. fuel filter reclogged in one week resulting in low fuel pressure. thanx, bill Trouble codes: P0720 (vss).
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cycling idle VIN: JHLRD1843X
Replaced the idle control motor and all is fine.Thankfor allthe replys as this was a great help.
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L low beams, running lamps,and dash lamps VIN: JNKNG01D1R
well ended up that the new multifunction switch was faulty. replaced it AGAIN, now everything works. thanks for the replies.
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L srs light VIN: JNKCV54EDX
many thanks to dave, eugene & derek. to access codes without oem scan tool turn ignition switch on until srs light goes off ( 7 seconds ), turn ignition switch off, wait 3 seconds, turn ignition switch on until srs light goes out, turn ignition switch off, wai...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L cooling system
Hello to all again, and thank all of you very much. I read all 22 replies that I got, and took all of them into account when talking with the customer this morning. I discussed with the customer that we had to take things one logical step at a time, so I start...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
first of all , thanks to all who replied to identify the unlabeled shunt in the fuse block esp dave and george. turns out with only a 20ma draw, i didnt really have any parasytic drain to speak of. merely a case of 'deficit driving' as dave called it.recharged...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lean Condition VIN: 1LNHM97V32
Did receive 6 replies; however, all suggested things to do that we've already done or didn't apply to this vehicle. We suggested to the customer to take to the dealer. If we get feedback (which we eventually should), I'll add a 'fix' to this request for assist... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Exhaust Bank 2).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB2010141
All of the members replies seem to help. Started checking all the output signals while running the vehicle on the dyno. after running for a while found temperature sensor start to drop and then increase sudenly. The mixture would change some but not enough to ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Block VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Small Hole on left side of block is in fact a drain for the valley under intake. A leak Under the Intake was found and draining to the drain hole. Thank You for the speedy responses. You guys were all on track. Frank
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L defrost VIN: 1N4AL11D42
we tried bleeding the system with a vacuum pump and refilling, still no defrost, tried nissans bleeding info, still no defrost. had 3 people inform me, they have the same problem, been to dealerships and no solutions have been found at this time.
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L key security VIN: 1G3CX52L6R
Thank you all very much for the very fast response, you were all faster than my snap on scanner,you all hit it dead on,must be a very common problem. Put in the resister from radio shack, after measuring the key pellet,now starts up without any problem. Thank ...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C3T
Hi guys, I feel embarassed for writing this request after I sent request out all I could think of was the low fuel pressure.So being the weekend I took a mental break & put together a new stategy I completed a voltage drop test at fuel pump & had solid batt vo... Trouble codes: P0707, P0101.
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