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1969 Buick electra 455CID brake drums VIN: 4846179H29
posting this request for another shop.looking for brake drums for this 1969 buick electra, new drums. located in dayton ohio area,does anybody know of any availibity of new drums.#2 car is a 1970 olds delta 88 I'm working on, looking for lower ball joints for ...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L windows,locks,dash warning lights. VIN: 1G4HR54KOY
Please help. This problem seems to happen most of the time driving down the highway. The dash warning lights blink on and off, radio goes off including the clock. Customer claims a grinding noise {relay?} under dash, lasts for a few seconds, clock comes back t...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y5W
Thanks for the help in advance guys. I have tested this car for hours. I will drive it down the road about 300 ft and the vehicle will hiccup and the light will come on and the P0101 code will set. I have taken a movie of the vehicle acting up and the maf sens... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf problem)
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L fuel pump VIN: 1GCDC14K4P
I feel this could possibly be related to my oil pressure sender, Being incorrect or defective in some way. My Hanes manual shows the it in the circuit with the f/p relay and it feeds off of the same fuse.if I unplugg the relay engine still starts and runs
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L to much fuel/misfire VIN: 1GBKC34N2S
customer states that after driving 4-5 miles that the driver side exhaust manifold would get cherry red. So he replaced the plugs and wires and problem still exist. Shop changed the driver side injector,and driver side exhaust manifold gasket. Checked driver s...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCCS1947W
this is one of those make my head gray. R+R sending unit and still reads past full. Kicker hook up MT2500 and slowly drops to 11%. unplug scanner and tap steering wheel and will go past full. tap the pcm, cluster, fuel tank nothing happens. The sending unit I ...
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Pinging VIN: 1GCGC24R0X
Engine spark knocks when engine is warm and under aload. Ive checked Timing, Fuel Pressure, MAP,MAf sensor,Plug wires,plugs,and did a top engine cleaning.
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L abs pump VIN: 4G1JF32TOX
Hey guys I got this cavalier that has a code 1246 rear abs channel will not move.I tried to run a self test on it with the master tech and I can hear the motor run but then it stops.I also noticed on the scan tool that the abs voltage goes down to about 2.5 vo...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L shift solenoid VIN: 2GCEC19T21
hello techs this pick up came in with tranny problems customer stated truck drives fine but when the truck gets hot,service engine soon light come on and slips when the truck came in,no mil went to test drive(about 15 minutes) and light came on and said p0756(...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G81
Help!!! We have had this corvette come back twice with this po410 code. We replaced the check valves the second time. The air pump runs as suppose to. We are stumped and want to see if anybody has seen or heard of any problems with the air induction on the vet... Trouble codes: P0410
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNEC16Z44
the "service stability" light comes on intermittenly and when it does the front brakes lock up, the vehicle has to sit for a couple of hrs before the brakes release...i REPLACED THE YAW RATE SENSOR 2 days ago but still the same problem...that was per a service...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C2CB347W8
This car will not start unless you un plug the cam sensor. Then it starts, and runs very smooth. I have checked fuel pressure, and it is good. Voltage is about 8 volts on the sensor power circuit with a good ground. I replaced the cam sensor, but it did not he... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam sensor circuit), 1360 (missing cam or crank sensor)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB81
Vehicle was brought to me from a competing shop with a rough start, especially cold. Found that cyls 2/3 not really firing well w/cold runs on 2 cylinders. When it warms up it will run some better but still won't rev up or quit missing under load. After a bit ... Trouble codes: 0352 (coil b primary/secondary)
1991 Dodge Dynasty LS 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3XC56R5M
hey techs, this car will start up and run for a little while (10-20 min, give or take)then cut off. Loosing spark and inject pulse. have fuel press. sometimes will restart and run again for a little. sometimes will not start for a while. always looses spark an...
1995 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3AM84J0S
This car was inherited from another shop. Car was running fine customer states shut car off went too start would not start. Ignition Module-ECM both have been changed but I am not getting any spark on cylinders 2 & 5. I have a crank signal but no fire. It is n...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Stall VIN: 1P3ES47C9T
hello got a problem think its the computer but not sure. vehicle runs fine till it warms up then it will cut out and stall will not restart for about 5 min. are so scoped the cam and crank signal at computer it looks fine. however the thing that seems odd is t...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26W4V
The vehicle came in with a poor idle, felt like a missfire, and low power complaint. Read in the related repair history about the injector work. There were no codes in computer. I have an OTC genisys with 04 software and there doesn't seem to a lot of info on ...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Slow to start VIN: 3B7MF36681
After replacing fuel pump for no start we have a slow to start. Cranks over fine, but if let sit 1 hr or more it will not start untill cranked for approx. 25 seconds. The longer it sits the longer the crank time. When it starts, starts normal. No smoke or miss...
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C23
good morning all, i have a 2003 neon here with the following codes, p0300b and p0304. engine has no noticable misfires under load or at idle. customer replaced plugs and wires using bosch plugs. i replaced with oe champions. checked fuel pressure and its withi... Trouble codes: P300, P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
We have this Explorer that has the timing chain broken, and it wiped out the guides as well. I see that timing chain noise has been a problem with 4.0's. I would like to know of any tips I could use if we use this job- updated parts, cautions & the like. I am ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start
personal vehicle, don't have much experience on fords i have a crank no start, i have a snap-on scanner won't comunicate with ecc v , notice when turning key on my aux fans will go to high max speed with out having none of the a/c inputs turn on. vehicle is co...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fuel guage VIN: 1FDWF36S8X
this ford is giving all kinds of problems,this thing is stuck on a full tank all the time .it all started out with a bad fuel pump,we replaced with a new sending unit and customer came back saying fuel guage doesnt work,took sending unit out and moving up and ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSE34S34
Hello all This ford is driving me nuts. It origonally came in with a hard start cold. Coolant temp sensor reading way off.This van uses an intergrated coolant and cyl head temp sensor. I diagnosed it down to a bad pcm. After I replaced the pcm the problem was ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hi, thanks for reading my request. The fuel rail pressure sensor voltage reading on scanner is correct for pressure shown on pressure guage, but pressure reading on scanner is much lower than actual pressure. A chart in Mitchell shows the voltage / PSI pressur... Trouble codes: P0191
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX18W51
Engine "turns" off and on under loads sometimes. When this happens engine dies for 1 second and low power, tach jumps around, engine sometimes surges and alternator light may come on. Chked coils all OK. Chked waveform of crank sensor, pattern broke up when sy... Trouble codes: P0357, P0358, P0320, P0300
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52442
vehicle came in with check engine light on. checked out and found # 6 plug electrode (original) bent to one side causing the gap to be excessive. replaced and cleared codes. vehicle came back several days later with check engine light back on with same codes p... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylender 6 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected on start up)
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTZF07352
the ford truck won't hardly get out of it's way. any hard acceleration the truck falls on it's face. feels like the air cleaner has come apart and plugging up the intake, but is not the case. can baby slightly and get to go, but won't really go over 45 mph. th... Trouble codes: P1639 (wrong vid block data), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU73E12
this explorer has a timing chain noise and i was wondering if anyone knows whitch one usually goes bad. can't really tell which one was making the noise when i drove after trans repair. or if someone can tell me if there is a kit that will service all chains &...
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 converter lock-up, shift VIN: 1GKDT13S52
Vehicle came in with complaint of poor power, fuel mileage, engine speed all over the place (customer's words). First thing I did, was hook up the scanner, no codes. Took it for a roadtest. Seems like the truck started off in 2nd gear even though the Gear PI...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Check engine light VIN: 1GTHK23113
This vehicle came in with check engine light on and no other complaints. Performing a computer scan revealed the following codes, P0700 transmission control system fault, and transfer case code P0836 4wd switch circuit. We have performed the tests that Mitchel...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH9597S
Car came into our shop it had failed inspection for high NOX 2529 ppm ,standard is 1372, HC & CO are good. Replaced cat with a new Walker Cat.. NOX are now 3325 ppm. Car does not have an egr valve. O2 is switching, timing is correct a tune up was done at anoth...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCD5554S
hello honda guys. this car mame in and wouldn't idle down until it idled for a long time. replaced the thermo-wax valve and it idled down just fine after a short idle period. i went to road test the car and as soon as you start to move (vechicle speed) the car...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMCG5557X
car came in last week for fuel system cleaning. no problems with service. comes back a few days later with check engine light on w/code p0505 and idle hunting from 800-1400. followed test for code and all passed. checked with smoke machine and carb cleaner wit... Trouble codes: P0505
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58B7T
We have very limited info on this code. Both the engine and trans light come on. our info says to just replace the pcm. I am hesitant to do that with out some testing or at least feeling more comfortable that this will repair the problem. any help or advise is... Trouble codes: P1618
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GGCS1445W
I have this Isuzu here that turns on the mil every three to four days. It has code po440 always stored. I inspected for leaks, none found. So I replaced that vent valve thinking that it was sticking, and I also replaced the gas cap because the rubber seal was ... Trouble codes: 440 (Evap system error)
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJNX2740S
This 1995 XJS is an OBDII vehicle. It failed the smog test as a gross poluter. 15 mph had 2.2% co and 25 mph had 3.3% co. The engine is clean when reved up and not on a dyno. There are no trouble codes. Data shows a "0" reading for the air flow meter at all en...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FT78S1S
There is a power steering noise that can be heard - it only happens turning left. The noise is a loud vibration or rubbing sound that verberates through the steering gear box and pressure line. The car can be standing still and / or moving and it will make the...
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...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM86SXY
after a couple minutes of driving almost every test drive, the E shows up on the gearshift indicater. That stands for error. All my scanners show the wrong gear position. we checked the three sensors turbine, output speed... and they are all working. Is it an ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1NA352XL
(please note, this is my first iatn post for help, so bare with me...) I'm losing hair trying to solve this one. Car was overheated on highway and towed in. Car drove into shop and was low on coolant. Vehicle ran rough. 80ppm HC's were found in cooling system...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L monitors VIN: WDBJF55F1T
cannot run nyvip inspection cat, o2 sensor, and o2 heater monitors will not run replaced front o2 sensor - switching was slow. performed drive cycle as per mercedes benz instructions. please help
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Ok folks, I've never had to post a request before, but now I'm stumped. Please help me if you can. This Benz came in with a steady misfire on cyl 5, and intermittant misfires on the opposing bank. We swapped the coil for cyl 5 with cyl 6 and the misfire follow...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6249R
Hello all, I have this car in here and the problem I am having is the brake pedal is really spongy and it takes awhile for it to return after you press on the brakes. I first repolaced the rear brake hoses and wheel cylinders(due to the wheel cylinders leaking...
1993 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA3CH46D0P
I've got a Galant in here that won't idle. I'm about 99% sure it'll need an ECM although I haven't done any real testing yet other than pulling codes. It's a budget job and I probably won't get to fix it but I would like to know how to test this ISC motor on t... Trouble codes: 11 (o2 sensor), 12 (airflow sensor), 13 (IAT sensor), 14 (tps), 55 (Idle air control position sensor), 25 (Baro sensor)
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Well, got another weird one here! This Altima was brought in after a hard start (long crank) after parked for three weeks. Customer was able to get going with a jump. Then engine stalled at random, warm or cold, not restarting until waiting a few minutes, with...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L turning lights
vehicle came in with no hazards in front only! rears work fine. the turn signals will not work in front-but will work in rear-but real fast!the daytime running lamps work fine,the front turn lights in front will come on but will not blink.i replaced the daytim...
1993 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8ZN5591P
Ok, you guys are great and have helped m,e out in the past, so i could use it again This saturn will run fine for around 20 minutes, after it is good and hot, it will start to backfire through the intake, and stall, changed the crankshaft sensor, but didnt ma... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad driver module failure), 27 (Info flag QDM failure), 48 (info flag Reference pulse error), 42 (Bypass line error)
1988 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA71J7J
Hello,I recently installed a used engine and vehicle has'nt started since.I have good spark on all cylinders,but no injector pulse.Compression and timing are ok.Changed cam crank sensor from original engine since connector colors were different.Changed tps sen...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, heavy smoking VIN: WVWGG83A1V
This vehicle came to us a week ago with a hard starting situation. 2 glow plugs were burnt out. We replaced all 4 because of the mileage of the vehicle. The EGR code keeps coming back even though the system seems to be operating properly. The real problem stil... Trouble codes: 00560 (vw code-egr control difference-intermittant-light on steady)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L OBDII protocol type VIN: 3VWVK81H1V
VW guys, Customer brings in this 97 Canadian spec Jetta 16v 2.0l and says that the VA emissions inspector failed the car because of a faulty DLC. When I connect my scan tool it reports that none of the five communication protocols that my scanner uses is avai...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
All these codes relate to throttle valve control module. I do not have the vag but did check fuses and ohm resistance and voltage to control module. Everything looks good and car drives fine at this time. I did clean throttle body. The EPC did come on and c... Trouble codes: P1559, P1542, P1171
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L electric steering VIN: 2789548975
this car knocks when turning sometimes - tie rod end are new - I fear its something in the electric steering mechanism - anybody dealt with this before?
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L ac compressor and engine fans VIN: WVWZZZIJ24
hi gents, i have a vw that is really troublesome. i changed the fan module and the presuure switch. i don't know what signal I need to the relay or which colour wire i should look for. I get code p1662 coolant fan 2 and p0532 ac refrigerant pressure switch low...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FX8744H
Another Volvo 740 2.3 intermittant stalling situation for you guys to ponder over. This car will sometimes run very smoothly for several minutes, then hiccup and stall. Most often will restart immediately, but intermittantly will not start after stalling. Fuel...

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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Wipers VIN: WBACB4317N
Hi. I want to thank those who replied, especially Rick. I got two votes for the wiper switch and two for the wiper module. Rick [...] happened to be on the BMW tech info site and printed the diagram and faxed it to me. Unfortunately it was the same diagram as...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5336X
Hello BMW Techs This car had a front end collision and after checking the wiring very carefully, we found a bad connection at the connector going to the fuel tank solenoid valve located under the intake manifold, after repairing the connector, we were able to ... Trouble codes: 68 (activation solenoid valve tank ventilation PO443).
1998 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 6.0L manifolds glow red VIN: 1GBJ7H1PZW
preformed all suggestions from the 33 replies and it is better but still glows, cust. needed truck back, will be back at later date to resolve issue thanks to all.
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L converter VIN: 1GCGG25R5W
want to thank you all for your time,we tried ted and scotts idea of addative and it did he job. after thinking about it i remember when ford used to add friction mod to trans fluid and it cured up shift shudders. now we are going to use jervus's idea and flush...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L hard start VIN: 1GNDT13W6W
wow thanks for all the very good replies,mostly reflecting on the fuel pump concerns of not holding pressure.although the customer and i talked aa long time about the pump and how it didnt hold pressure.I didnt feel that that was all the problem. especially af...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W5X
Thanks to everyone for your expedient and accurate responses'. Here's what was suggested: 1) Check the TCCM for water damage. There wasn't any obvious. 2) Test the TCCM and the circuit to the VCM, grey/black wire pin F7 on the TCCM plug to pin 23 of the black ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L lifter noise VIN: 1GCDM19W2Y
thanks for all the advice everyone. we switched the customer to 20w50 as suggested by some and of course the lifter noise has subsided for now. now i can't wait to get the phone call on the next 0 degree day from him screaming 'my van won't start!' he's one th...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oiling VIN: 1GCHK24U11
hello guys tried pump and oring with no succes to the lifter noise . decided to chase the rabbit down the hole inspected and plastic gaged all bearings micked cam and bearings all was within specs. the only thing i could find was that cheesey oil passage plug ...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31R11
I recieved many replies on this particular problem,I was told to check the distributor cap for cracks also to check for a sloppy timing chain but do to the size of this box truck I could not let it sit in the middle of my bays so I did some of the obvious chec... Trouble codes: P0341, P1345.
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Engine VIN: 2CNBJ13C82
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this one was the vibration dampner. After I replaced the dampnedr the noise went away. Thanks again to all who replied.
1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3HC46FIS
thanks to all who replied. Suggested to customer that the transmission needed replaced. Customer wanted a used tranny and sell the car. Put used tranny in and cured the problem. thanks again to all.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY68B02
duane was the closest with the electrical issue. the cam and coil connectors are same or very similar. switched those plugs and work good now
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GH44ROR
i just [...] it when 2 problems raise their ugly heads at once, and in differnt ends!!! thanks to all that replied, most voted for axle, and we replaced the right side, the left one was still somewhat clean, so we assumed it was replaced before we got the van i...
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP4538T
i have now found the problem and verified the repair. it was the fuel pump. took the vehicle for a long test drive and recreated the problem. found that i still had good spark, but fuel pressure dropped off, just before the misfire started to happen. i tested ... Trouble codes: P0300 (muliple cylinder misfire).
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L reverse VIN: 3B7HF13Z3V
Great News, IATN came to my rescue !!! I received 11 excellent replies to my problem, all of which were very relevent but David and Lorne hit the nail on the head with the reverse servo check ball damaging the separater plate blocking the oil flow thus slowing...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2P4FP2539V
Unfortunately I was not able to fix the problem. I pulled the timing cover down and it was off one tooth. Removed the gear thinking maybe it sheered the pin and that was ok. I did do a compression test and that showed that one of the rear cylinders was at 90 p...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH46R8W
Hi everyone I finally found the problem after 25 hrs of shop time + another 20 on my own personnal time + the cost of a used Snap-On Vantage and the help of MacTool for lending me the new Solarity Scope. After talking with the customer a few times, I found o...
1999 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L readiness monitors VIN: 2B4GP45G3X
Ok, it took a long time to get this thing to run its monitors, and with some help from Al Santini, Nicholas [...], we figured out the hows, but not the whys. It is thought the pcm uses o2 sensor data to calculate the amount of ethanol in the f... Trouble codes: FA__.
1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38G0J
Hello commrads, thanks to all for the excellent suggestions! How many times have we all heard about checking the basics and not cutting corners? Well it bit me. When I did the injector balance I only did it on the passenger side bank because it was easier acce...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L cruise VIN: 1FTEX14H6R
thanks to all that replied it seems daryl from kansas was right the switch on the master cylinder tested fine with a dvom but test with test light didn't light up jumped switch and light was on roadtested vechile and cruise worked.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L blen door VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Wow I guess my dealer should work with a few of you people. I received many correct replies and I thank you all. I know I could have pulled the dash and started there but the insite of knowing what you are up against sometimes is a time saver in itself. Yep th...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cooling system VIN: 2FMZA5140X
sorry for the long wait for reply. this was a van we bought at the auto auction. we told them that it has head gaskets or head problems. because most replies said the only way hc can get in the cooling system is through head gasket or cracked head.this is how ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
The fix was corroded wiring inside driver's side wheel well, after removing rear wheel well plastic cover, I pulled out the harness and inspected it to find 1 completely corroded through white with blue tracer wire where it bends toward firewall and another at... Trouble codes: P1260.
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11W0Y
Had several good suggestions. Turned out the torque converter went south internally and circulated metal throughout the tranny. Replaced with Ford Reman and problem is cured. Thanks for the quick responses, guys. Jim
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine VIN: 3FTSW31S5Y
Since this is an insurance covered problem, it is still up in the air. I will post any further results later. Thanks for all the help I received on this problem.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Thinks to all that repiled. The last reply was the fix. Found the 02 Sensor harness rubbing on front drive shaft. Installed new sensor and fixed problem.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L mode door VIN: 1GTHC23U23
Well after much poking around I found the cam wheel started to bind with one of the door legs when the vehicle was cold . the fix was to replace the cam wheel and defrost door and that stopped the binding. My comment on how the system was designed still stands...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Suspension VIN: 1HGCB7563L
i have this car sceduleded in on his next service to finish diag. after reading all of the replies i am sure that the problem is going to be in the cv axle. i will pull the inner boots back to check for dried out grease. we are going to get that ball joint fix...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine knocking sound VIN: 1HGCD5661S
thanks to all that replied to my help request. we removed the rockers and camshaft and did not find any issues. next, we are removing the oil pan to check for play in the rod bearings and pistons. the replies i recieved were for problems at the flex plate, loo...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge and light VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
Thanks to everyone I recived mostly that the pcm needed updated and the level unit needed to be replaced but I have not heard back about the car if they have took it to the dealer to have it programed. also some said that the gauge in the dash would need to be...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0R
Well the problem found me today, the fuel pump completely went and a new pump solved the problems. Thanks everybody for the help, seems everybody but me had the right idea. Thanks, Rex.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L governor pressure VIN: 1J4GW48S61
O.k. guys this truck is still not fixed. I sent it to the dealer.they have be working on it for two weeks without sucess The sm said he would let me know when they get it diag. the replies I got were for contaminats causing valves to stick,replacing the soleno...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
Thanks all who took the time to respond. Well this vehicle proves that information is key. The P0440 was a purge valve fault, and once removed found it would not seal. The P1590 was a rough road signal fault, from what I understand is used also for misfire det... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap control system), P1590 (Manufacturer Specific Code).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower VIN: WDBEA51EXN
Thanks to all who sent info...Fasthair, your reply was just what I needed. Every reply was on the money & thanks a lot. When checking blower connector, no power was there. Found two fuse holders, but the 'strip' fuse holder evaded me until after I had viewed t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E8S
Many thanks to all who responded to my help request. I took the advise and ordered from Beckmann technologies my throttle acuator & sure enough it runs like a new mercedes. I could not have done it without IATN help. Stanley...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L camshafts? VIN: WDBFA63F3T
So how many ways can I say 'duh'? You know you've made a really stupid mistake when you recieve 10 responses and EVERY ONE says the same thing. The chain tensioner is too tight! Hence, I'm evermore convinced european cars are a different breed, and I'll surely...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3K34Y9SE
Well this one is Finally Fixed! the Intake Cam had a sheared Keyway. What would happen is the first time the car was cranked it would get the wrong Cam signal and the ecm shuts down. I had a few replys on this one but until we took the timing gears off It was ...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6HD16S8R
the problem was with the idle air control circuit. The problem was that the connector on top of the right valve cover would go open causing the iac motor to go open cleaned connector and vechicle was fixed. alldata did not list the iac under the plintiem. They...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
*update* First, i'd like to thank all those that replyed. We replaced the flywheel(this is a 5spd car, dunno why it says auto) on advice from a nissan tech stating that something happens to the metal, (oxidation, rust, etc) that causes the sensor not to induce... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crankshaft position sensor fault).
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L overheating VIN: 1G2NE52E1X
thanks for all the help most of you stated that the head was leaking. and after testing that is the problem. customer owns a local parts store and had me drill a small hole in the t-stat to allow the air out. i laughed but performed the work and was supprised ...
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