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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Steering box VIN: JH4DA9453N
We have to remove the steering gear (rack) from this vehicle and it is in a welded cage. We need advice or insights you may have on how to remove the steering gear. We are an engine and transmission shop so we do not do much steering work.
1969 American Motors AMX 343CID Check balls VIN: 49C397T141
I need a diagram of where the check balls go in the valve body of this transmission. In order to replace the parking paw on this vehicle, the valve body had to come out. I kept everything together during disassembly, but somehow, in the months that it took to ...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L brakes, power steering VIN: WBAEF6329R
I don't work on that many of these types of vehicles so any help or information would be greatly appreciated. This vehicle when started will eventually display the red brake light along with the yellow check light and then the driver information center will sh...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW53L7M
need help customer towed car in say car died won't resart untill @ 2hr after running or after set during work didn't found problem at first reconmend fuel pump [wave form looked bad almost straight line towed back in 3 days later let run @4hr. shut car off @2h...
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...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Check Gas Cap Messag VIN: 1G6KD54Y43
This is the third time the car is present in our shop with this code and the "check gas cap" message. We smoked the evap system twice and never found a leak. Trouble codes: P0440 (Emission System Fault Large Leak)
2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L dash light on VIN: 1G6KD54Y74
customer drives car and abs light comes on while driving there is never any codes stored and all data is correct when you look at the scanned data it reads the light should be off , but yet the light is on , we replaced the instrument cluster thinking an inter...
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)
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 K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L 4wd VIN: 1GNGK26J7T
Customer states that 4WD hi light blinks when turning corners at highway speed. 4WD operation doesn't seem to be affected. This is a 4WD push buton system.It does not have the 4WD auto button. We got it acting up just like the customer stated. Also we got it a...
1999 Chevrolet Step Van 5.7L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1GBHP32R2X
This truck came in on the hook with a no crank condition. Installed new battery and still no crank. I checked the Solenoid Assembly Interlock and found a broken cable. Will a broken cable on the solenoid Assembly Interlock cause a no crank? I noticed the volt ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L front pads VIN: 1GBHG31R4Y
this is a very overloaded work van, we do a whole fleet and this is the problem child. today they waited for a quick pad pop. I am going to change the calipers and front brake hoses, and make sure the rear wheels hold when they can leave it for a day or two.we...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32G5Y
hello boys and girls, this veh came in with a MIL and code 0410 only. cleared code and returned to cust after brief visual inspection. came back 2 days later with same code returned after 31 starts. engine runs perfect. no drop in mpg. no vacuum leaks found. o... Trouble codes: 0410 (air injection system)
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L gauge VIN: 1GNDX13E61
Fuel gauge is erratic and appears to be the sender and I believe this to be a common complaint so my main question is that there may be a hidden warranty on this and or a TSB if so I would appreciate any info on this and if there is a warranty as to how to pro...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Tow/Haul Mode VIN: 123F122986
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L8W
first of all thanks for reading and trying to help I have recived this van after a few dealers.. the customer will leave it with me untill i find a fix for the van.after driving the van for 10-15 min.shut the van off..it will not restart.you will have warning...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L timing belt VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
The mitchel book shows a different tensioner than what is on the vehicle. I dont see an alighnment window for the spring tension. I can see a slot down on the left but nothing like the picture in the book. Can I set the belt by deflection? I will never work on...
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP4538T
this vehicle came to me with a stall/no start condition, when hot, intermitant, after 30 to 60 min. it will restart and run fine. waveform 25860 fuel pump ramp looks good waveform 25859 ckp and cmp sensors, downward spikes on the crank sensor, not sure what to... Trouble codes: P0300 (muliple cylinder misfire)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L shifting erratic VIN: 3B7HF13Z7V
We are not a transmission shop. Cust wanted us to replace ECM because trans shop said that is problem, after they rebuilt it. (Cust R&R own tranny). Problem appears mostly after short warm up drive, it will not upshift. Snap-On scanner shows no codes, but no g...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start, Surge VIN: 1B7HF13Z3V
Good day, we had a customer come in with a 1997 Dodge R1500 5.9, 4spd auto, 4X4 with a surge at highway speeds. Scan with Genisys revealled a bad crank sensor. After changing crank sensor we had a no start condition. Fuel pressure test revealled only 20lbs. ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7HC16X3W
Here at the shop we have a 98' Dodge Ram 1500 P/U 3.9L 2WD. It originally came in for a no start. Fuel pressure and spark was present but did not have a injector pulse from the PCM. We automatically though cam sensor, but when we sprayed it with carb cleaner i...
1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42D3S
The problem that im having is that the fuel pump and the cooling fan runs constantly and the engine is getting too much fuel.I hooked a scanner up and no communication.Im thinking it sounds like a bad ccrm because it has a built in relay for the pcm ,but not s...
1996 Ford Aspire 1.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT05H6T
Am Trying To Find Definition For This Code. CEL Light On Intermittently. Pull Code p0470 With Snap On Modis. Thinking I Have Problem With After Cat. o/2. But Cannot Find Definition For This Code In My Mitchell Or In The Modis. Ant Help On Meaning For This Code... Trouble codes: P0470
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-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F3X
Need help on this one. sorry if it gets long. Came in as a hard start cold,and smoking "real bad". Had the two codes listed above. I have seen this before with oil being low and old, it was almost a gallon low and hadn't been change in a long time. So we chang... Trouble codes: P1212 (ipc not at expected), P1211 (ipc pres above/below desired)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
please help ford diesel tech's!!! this vehicle was brought in with 2 problems, first was an intermitent dieing while driving, scan codes and replaced bad cam sensor, second problem was cold starts, vehicle is very hard starting when temps below 30 f. ohm test ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L altenator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Greetings to all this taurus was sent to me by another repair shop for a no charge condition.They replaced the altenator twice thinking they got a defective one but still no luck.I tested for battery power on the big gauge wire and 12 volts is present,I also c...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5346Y
The above van came in with a running rough problem/codes relating to the vac leak/replace upper & lower manifolds/and left side valve cover & pvc valve/spark plugs/ignition wire set.We replaced with all factory oe parts. We completed repairs/clearded code/test...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU77E61
I have this 01 explorer sport trac it has a inop transfer case code P1867 have replaced control module and transfer case motor with no change I don't understand the test procedures very well all voltages & ground at module seem good Thanks for any help!!!
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 3-4 shift overdrive shift VIN: 1FTZR45E42
we have a ford ranger that has a shudder on 3-4 shift and a real bad shudder when it goes in to overdrive. we have replaced the seperator plate as per ford. tranny did not change. we are not a tranny shop so any help will be greatly appreciated. we had this ve...
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 Yukon SLE 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
After running through some sensor wiring verification tests, I've discovered that the CSFI unit has sprung a leak and pushed fuel into the PCM through connectors C1 and C2. I've heard of this but never had one yet. The question is, other than fixing the fuel l... Trouble codes: P0117, P0502 (vss low), P1114 (ect low intermittently), P0712 (trans fluid temp low), C0035 (Rear speed sensor open or shorted)
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L key fobs VIN: 3GKFK16T6Y
Thanks in advance,truck came in this AM,had a washer fluid leak and fobs didn't work with engine running.They had already replaced washer resevoir,i diagnosed leaking pump and moved on.I verified fobs worked with key in ign and on,started the truck and tried t...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T31
hello-need help from a gm tech that is familiar with this code-checked all hoses and connections-nothing is disconnected- or broken-not a familiar fault for us-by looking at plumbing of system cant see how computer can tell the difference between banks.?-any h... Trouble codes: P1416 (secondary air injection fault bank 2)
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
I need some help with a honda thats dies on the highway after about twenty minutes of driving. owner throws car in neutral and starts right back up.may go another twenty minutes and it happens again. this will happen two to three times on his 50 mile commute. ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Steering control VIN: 2HGEJ6584W
Have a customer that has a different kind of an issue with his vehicle in that he claims that the steering is "too responsive" at higher speeds mostly at 80km/hr and above. Kind of strange perhaps?? Anyhow customer can noitceably feel a difference in the way t...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L CV joint? VIN: JHLKD1869X
This CR-V has a noticable shudder on acceleration, especially around 20-35 miles per hour. One feels it in the car but not so much in the steering wheel. We see a harmonic balancer on the left front axle shaft, but none on the right front. The right front axle...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S1A
Help please... We have a 2001 Hyundai Sonata,2.4L 4cyl, automatic. The code is a P0171,lean exhaust bank 1. LTFT is 16.4% Replaced the fuel filter,regulated fuel pressure at idle is 41 PSI and about 47 PSI unregulated. Could not get fuel pump volume specs or c... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C83
The car came to us with a mill light on and code po442 stored. I smoke tested the carand have .060 leak but I cant find the smoke.gas cap looks OK. Shop key 5 and hyundai has no info on the code. I unhooked the vent valve and hooked the smoke tester to the hos... Trouble codes: P0442
1988 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L information display VIN: SAJKV1644J
Hi techs I have this jag here it has Eleco-Luminesent display panel. After 10 minutes of driving "fueling failure" message appears in information display. Check eng light does not come on. Car apperas to run normally. Error clears when key is turned off. Then ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX574XV
The vehicle that I have has the following condition: when vehicle is first started it will run fine. After about 1-2 minutes the engine will begin to misfire on about half of the cylinders and die. if you restart the car it will run for about 3 seconds and shu...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
hello jaguar techs,this vehicle has codes for the vvt timing solenoids and for trannsmission. the codes are a sfollows po113, iat temp circuit high, cleared and hasn't returned. p0795 pressure control solenoid c malfunction, p1385,p1388 this code on this syste...
1986 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1JCHB8716G
Cuts out off idle until you reach full throttle then runs fairly well, acts like not enough fuel or injector is shutting off and on. tried hooking up a injector test light in conjunction with the injector while vehicle was running so I could watch for loss of ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
Vehicle came in after customer told us he had clear codes. they were p0340 , po320. po1495.I scanned it getting the same codes,I found that all codes show 26 starts and 12 warm up cycles .anyone come across a vehicle like this? Thanks. Trouble codes: P1495, P0340, P0320
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW58NX2
Thanks in advance for any help, I have this 02 Grand Cherokee that has a problem with the passenger side heat & A/C blend door (Auto control). The driver side will switch from hot to cold but the passenger side will only blow cold air. I have Mitchell but it d...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L a/c control head VIN: 1J4GW58N73
when driving jeep the vents start operating on their own. i have check connection at bcm and control head. scan codes none set. checked vacumm on engine and hvac control. vac is 17 psi and is constant
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALJY1246W
Customer brought in complaining that vehicle hesitates, runs hot & has a little noise. Ran combustion leak test on radiator to check for hd gasket leak, replaced head gaskets & resurfaced heads, also replace lifters while apart, replace valve seals, valves app...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Blower motor VIN: JTJHF10U04
came in with complaint of blower inop. Another shop had ran a wire to the ground side of the motor, effectively by-passing the controls and causing the motor to run at high at all times. I checked the circuit acccording to the tests in alldata. It said I shoul...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L passenger H.I.D. lamp VIN: 2T2HA31U64
To anyone with experince with Lexus HID systems. The truck's light system operates normally to the r/f connector. 12 volts on the schematic does not reach the power inverter. The vehicle switch,relay and fuse all are normal and operative.
1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNFM83W1W
Hello, I need help, and fast. I had a Town Car come in that was having malfunctions with the instrument/guage cluster. The problem was that the "Message Center" feature of the cluster would sometimes go blank (would not display information). We checked power a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cruise VIN: WDBEA66E1R
Greetings all, I have this 94 124.066 car with cruise inop. The car has a diagnostic module. It is hfm-sfi.It does not have ASR. It came in with faults in the dm r20-vss missing, r6-isc faulty and r4 air injection faulty. In the hfm I have 72-vss missing and ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L ESP/BAS module VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
Hi MB pro's this should be easy, but info is not always easy to aquire. The info center coming up with ESP, and BAS warnings, visit workshop. When scanned with BAUM's I scan I have the following: ESP C1022 Fault in CAN comm. w/ME ESP C1140 steering angle se...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDB2201651
This 220 came in with complaint of display message"Entrance position do not drive".We closed all doors and saw interior light off.Started the engine and found the same message.Tested all system with SDS.Only OCP have a code of SR is not normal.Control the air ...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L valves VIN: JA3EA26A2R
Installing cylinder head that was rebuilt.Chinton book says that #1 cyl is on passenger side ,next to dist(dist on head).Says rotor rotates counterclockwise.Called 2 other tech and there books showed #1 on drivers side by cam sprocket and rotor rotates clockwi...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0400 VIN: JA3AY26C2Y
HAVE MONITERED EGR vacuume during drive cycle. Normal egr vac is 3 or 4 inches. During drive cycle test you can see the vacuume reach almost 10 inches as the PCM tests flow. Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction)
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
New customer - Delivered starting/idling/running fine but would not rev above about 2,800 rpm's. Can't seem to get codes 23 (Idle switch) or 24 (Inhibitor switch) codes to go away after deleting memory then rechecking. Came up with a code 43(injector) code onc... Trouble codes: 23 (Idle switch), 24 (Neutral/clutch inhibitor switch), 43 (Injector)
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A32
car has always run fine . 1/06 23,ooo miles both poo11 & poo21 back . could both bank intake timing control solenoids be bad ? dealer checked recalls for me , nothing relevant . Trouble codes: P0011, P0021
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L low power VIN: 1G3HY52LXR
this car came in last week for poor running. car had bosch spark plugs so i sold him a set of ac plugs and a motorvac. customer came back this week and said the car runs bad cold.we cold started it and took it for a drive and sure enough it runs like shit. whi...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L lighted buttons VIN: 2P4GP44R3V
Customer had a new battery installed (at another shop). Since then the LEDs in the rear wiper\washer, and AC buttons flash when the key is turned on, or the engine started. I searched for body codes and found none. I disconnected the battery hoping to "boot" t...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3G2JB5246T
car was running rough and using alot of gas, replaced egr valve and 02 sensor about 2 weeks ago, ran fine for 2 weeks now starting running poor intermetantly, running lean, only thing out of specs is map sensor, check ok. any suggestions? Trouble codes: 108 (map baro press signal high), 172 (fuel system too rick 1), 1406 (egr pintl position ckt problem)

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L heater VIN: WAUDH68DXY
fixed! the responses were very helpful. Turns out the heater core was clogged. Hard to believe that it would blow hot air, and a minute later nothing. We flushed the heater core first. It was completely clogged. The good thing is that a water hose fits perfect...
1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WF54L2N
Special thanks to Chas from AZ. After previously checking the pressure regulator and not finding anything, I decided to check it again with a long clear hose on it. And to my suprise the regulator was leaking. Replaced with new delco regulator and all is good....
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52J62
This problem was quite intermitent and the customer decided to wait until a complete failure occurred. The information I got from fellow tech included pattern failures of the bearing and wiring harness...water intrusion and metal flakes in the wrong places. Th...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Flexplate VIN: 1GTCS144XR
All information pointed to the dowels at the back of the block or a crankshaft bushing missing. After talking to the tech who installed the engine, he stated he can't remember if either were installed. The owner of the truck can't make up his mind if he want's...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
we have a fix!!! the problem was that the fuel tank was indeed bent up but was under a plastic shield(not easily seen)-after pulling sending unit you could see that the end of return tube was nice and shiney-cut a 1/4 inch off of tube and presto-the only expla... Trouble codes: P300B (random missfire-).
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13WZV
thanks for all your advise. fix was a set of pistons thanks again tom [...]
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1449W
hello agin all. the truck is fixed the fix was to replace both the cam and the crank sensors. Tony from Min. hit it on the head thanks. Lewis from CA hope you never have a ford concern.. Thanks everyone for your time Trouble codes: P1626 (anti theft), P0440 (evap), P0341 (cmp sensor circuit), P0404 (egr circuit), P0335 (ckp a circuit).
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L trans temp hi VIN: 3GNGK23G32
thanks for all the replies, i took the truck back to the trans shop, cause i did not have any time, got busy you know how that goes, so as soon is i find out i will let you know thanks agian to everyone.
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, hard start VIN: 2G1WH55K92
I cleaned the maf sensor , it still every once in awhile will have an extended crank time.(still 1 in 7 trys are extended) thanks to all who replied, we will wait to see if the no start gets more frequent! thanks Bob
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on, guages go out VIN: 1G1ND52J23
well group we got a wiring diagram for this and we checked grounds and the only thing we found in common was the ign switch so we repleaced the ign swith and the car has been gone and has not had any more troubles so i will call this a fix thanks for every one... Trouble codes: P0443, P0449, B2600 (daytime running error), B2602 (DRLrelay output shorted to ground or open), B1379 (ign 3 imput), P1585 (CC inhibit ckt CC lamp control ckt).
2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N8Y
The customer decided to run with the car the way it is. The car itself runs fine. The responses were split between a vacuum leak or a timing problem. I checked out the timing marks and cam to cog pins. I also removed the intake to inspect the gaskets. STAR ask... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EL 3.3L gages VIN: 2C86P74L52
after alot of wiring tracing and checking of all information sent to me by others which was greatly appriciated we contacted the dealer who has other vans to match that they can not get running either. so i don,t feel to bad obout this issue at this time. agai...
2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L tire pressure monitor VIN: 2C38E66G23
Thanks for all your help. I checked with dealer with the vin#. This vehicle came with a full size spare. I installed a spare with a new tire pressure senser. When I went through the relearn procedure it accepted the spare. All of you that said it would not wor...
1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Camshaft
Vehicle still in shop due to a complete restoration but the engine is completely assembled now. I want to thank for the 9 replies I recieved and specially to Brian [...] who took his time to scan the manual pages and send it to me. With the pictures in my hand ...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFV18L4V
After much work we have found the fuel pressure reg to be the problem . The fuel pressure was not staying high enough to supply the engine at cruise. Thanks to all for your input. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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
thanks everyone for all their help, special thanks to jim [...] for his suggestion to put original ford platinum plugs back into the motor. motor ran great right away and passed it's emissions test. Trouble codes: U5000 (see service manual), U1400 (see service manual), U2500 (see service manual), P1408 (exhaust gas recirculation malfunction), P0301 (missfire detected).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I got some good advice and tips on this situation, but since I was lucky to get the thing reprogrammed and running like it should, I and the customer agreed that since it was running okay just to leave it alone, the light didn't bother him as long as it worked... Trouble codes: P1639.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU77EG2
Well, this one is fixed. Tim from New York hit the nail on the head. This is the first one of these 4.0 SOHC engines we've worked on. Turns out, the camshaft can be installed upside down on one of the heads and it will actuallly run pretty good, no backfires o...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L charge light VIN: 1FMYUO11X2
Well. a few notes. PCM is not involved, and light finally came on long enough to confirm which light was on and why. It was the battery light and the wiggle test showed a bad voltage regulator.A new regulator and away she went... thanks for the replies.
2000 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 6.0L hard start VIN: 3GKGK26U2Y
Thanks to all that replied, plugged evap canister& vent, thanks again every one!
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHMCA553XK
Hi Everyone, yes the problem was indeed a spring from the clutch friction disc falling into the works and causing a 'no release' situation... thanks very much to all who offered help... pretty much a strightforward job, i found the snap on wobble impact socket...
2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEM1150Y
thank you all for your replies, the hardest part of this repair was the backtracking of the home mechanics to get back to the original problem- the no start.we got the car in with ecm on floor board, wire sections from crimp tool laying in carpet, etc. andy fr...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45G2Y
thank you to all the poeple who answer my request am sure that wit this information and wit hyundai ma service.ca i will fix it thank you again Trouble codes: P1401 (p1402-), P1402.
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL11E7M
I have tried everthing that I could from the replies received but nothing seems to help or add any useful info. If I can get this can of worms fixed I will post it at some time. I hope that I can get this thing fixed will try later. Trouble codes: 14 (CTS Shorted), 15 (CTS Open), 25 (Press Reg VSV), 26 (Can Purge VSV), 34 (EGR Temp Sensor), 45 (O2 Lean/Rich).
1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV584XH
Thank all who replied to this problem. It turns out the wiring at the rear of the engine was too close to the air pump air rail and melted as a result. The wire that was most important in the situation was the one wire coming from the ignition control unit in ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
I recieved alot of great info. Thanks to everyone! Most of the replies indicated the possibility of a coil problem. I pulled all of the coils and plugs and found #2 plug tube full of oil. Customer did not want to spend the money to replace the valve cover gask...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L wipers VIN: 1J4GZ58SXS
Hello :This vehcle is fixed.It was the wiper motor causing high current draw.Thanks to all who replied
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P0V
I finally found the problem with the Jeep.Thanks to all who replied. the main problem was the computer wasn't suppling a ground to the sensors. it was however grounding somehow through the rear o2 sensor. which I believe was shorted and was the problem that to...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1248W
Thanks to everyone that help me to fix this car, has most of you said to get the right tool to setup the Tps. We have to see what is the stored value of the throttle voltage in the ecu. Then compare it to the actual voltage. If they are not the the same we nee...
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LCM82F1LY
We recieved responses recommending we replace eec power relay, and check connectors on driver side inner fender. After inspection of these connectors, we did not find a problem but tightened the connections and replace the EEC power relay. Customer has driven ...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L0W
To sum it up, recalibrating the 4WAS module fixed the problem. I backprobed all circuits at the module to find that everything was working the way it supposed to. The vehicle lifted and lowered when commanded, responded to all the inputs accordingly. So I deci...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1LNHM81W5X
Well thank you all for the great ideas. Glen [...] nailed it by his idea of verifing the circuit with a flasher temp installed. Circuits worked fine and after talking with customer decided to make this a permanent fix. Cut both white\red wires and light blue ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Maintenance reminder light ?
Wow , what quick responses. Thanks to Duane [...], wrenchforhire.. Having the drivers door closed was the key, and thanks again to Dana for his very detailed procedure....
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF65H1X
Thanks to you all, Yes the cat was pulged on the right bank we dropped it down and a lot of small chunks came out. I called Brinson in chicago to order the cat and they said we sell a lot of right side but no left side. I wonder way its allways the right. We g... Trouble codes: P0301 (miss firer 1), P0302 (miss2), P0303 (miss3).
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L oil pump VIN: 1MELM6532W
The oil pan ,and lower engine block support had to be removed in order that the gerotor oil pump assembly could be disassembled. Thank you to all the members that posted, I think I'll stick to GM's
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L cylinder head VIN: JA3EA26A2R
Most of the valves were bent.It is a interference engine.2 intake valves and 1 exhaust per cylinder.The cam timing mark is a triangle on cam sprocket and there is a small mark on the head at around 2 oclock.The crank has a roll pin that aligns with 1 oclock ma...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5TY6754J
After much fighting, and thinking, removed upper intake to inspect plugs, all good...customer opted to replace them while I was in there due to the large amount of labor involved. While pulling intake found injector harness rubbed on metal braket on back side ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L headlights VIN: 1N1HZ14S6G
hello everyone, it was the headlight switch. i was able to buy just the headlight switch not the whole combo switch. customer very happy. thanks to all who e mailed. steve
1985 Oldsmobile 1985 3.8L oil pump
I guess you guys know what assume means. We received this car as a basket case. Some weekend warrior had started a timing chain replacement and got in too deep. We assumed that what parts he had reinstalled were correct. WRONG! We removed the oil pan to inspec...
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY54COK
thanks friends for all the help we were not able to repair the vehicle the customer would not approve any more diagnostic time we do suspect that it is the circurity in the aftermarket ignition moudle as was suggested by serveral that responded because the sta... Trouble codes: 42 (esc circuit low).
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