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1990 Audi 200 2.2L coverter VIN: WAUFD5449L
Now we have the car here.We have a no movement situation and no coverter charge. However we do have psi at the mainline pressure tap. If you have the trans on the bench and put a drill motor on the input shaft it pumps fine. But if the coverter is bolted up it...
1998 Audi A6 2.8L L/R door latch VIN: WAUAA24B6W
I cannot get the L/R door open on this A6. The rod from the external door handle has fallen off of the handle, but with the window down I can push on the lever that it actuates, and nothing happens. I assume either the child lock is on or the latch is just pla...
1985 BMW 745 3.4L leveling system VIN: 745745745I
Need wiring diagrams and information to diagnose self leveling system pump runs no fluid coming out of line at pump. thinking relays control fluid flow
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Airbag SRS VIN: WBABE5312P
This system looks very simple. The only thing I cannot check in the info sent via the data link to the diagnosis system. What else could this code be caused by?
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBSCB92040
Have fitted new camshaft sensor and two new oxygen sensors, still have same faults and codes present afterwards. We have scoped the cam sensor and the new one is definitly sending a signal. The new O2 sesor behaves the same as the old one which reads at a cons... Trouble codes: 1244 (camshaft sensor), 1213 (o2 2 control)
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L heat output VIN: WBACB4327S
has anyone run accross this type of problem before with losing heat out of one side and then the other to follow?
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L cylinder head VIN: WBACG8327V
Engine overheated previously.We replaced the punp and stat. They brought it back 3 months later with overheat and leak complant again. We found the radiator split open on the side tank. We replaced the rad. and ran the engine and it builds up excessive pressur...
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
This vehicle has no power under load, and gets worse the harder you push it. Can get problem to occur by revving engine without driving sometimes. Feels like plugged exhaust. When problems happens the more gas you give it the worse it gets or it will stall. Fu...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD5330L
This car came to me from another shop with a poor cold run problem. As it turns out the car misfires so bad it will stall. It only stalls at idle when RPMs are low but it misfires at any throttle position and any load(until it warms up). Feels like secondary i... Trouble codes: 49 (air injection system problem)
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Oil level VIN: 1G6KE54YXV
This is my first Northstar. Engine is burning oil at a rate of 1 quart every 3000 miles. Recently had to add a quart or two of coolant. No visable leaks of oil or coolant. "Block Check" negative for head gasket leak. Did not have a chance to check with gas ana...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1545464616
Hope you can help complaint of stalling at a stop. Check data only weird thing is showing convertor at lock up checked and someone unplugged the trans could this still create a lockup situation? When stopping it sort of feels like that but i didnt think it wou...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L clutch pedal VIN: 1G1YY33PON
customer is having problems keeping brake fluid in his clutch hydralic system. We replaced the master with an after market unit and the slave with a dealer unit. Job went well and 6 months later it was low again, In the course of repairs, I have changed both u...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNT13W292
any one have any tricks for the heater core replacement, I have the official 125 step version, but I have never been lucky enough to do a Blazer. Thanks in advance. Dave
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Unknown VIN: 2G1WL52M8S
This trans was rebuilt about 2 weeks ago, it had a severe shutter near 80kph almost like bad coil pack and it was repaired by our local CTC, it"s got sent to us because they found a leak, fluid coming from the vent. When the vent is leaking the level is high w...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L high idle VIN: 1GCEK19MXT
Customer complaint of high idle after warmed up, it does it, after warmed up, acts like it is sticking after you accelerate to above 2000rpm it will stay there untill you load the engine without throttle input then it will idle down to 759-800rpm, and be fine ...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GNDX06E2V
Hello all, I have a power sliding door that will when the button is pressed unlatch but the door wont slide back on its own, I can push it back, it is unlatching ok but the clutch and motor dont opperate, first I tried to reinitialize the system by 1 turn igni...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Oil pan VIN: 1GCCS1949V
I read in Mitchell that to replace the oil pan gasket you need to remove the engine. Is it possible to remove and install the oil pan without engine removal?
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGCEK19R8V
code 306 light come on while watching the scanner missfire count #6 #3 miss at idle, we have good fuel, ignition looks good compression is 120lbs on these two clyinders and 150lbs on the others, hc are 350 at idle and comes down at 2500 rpm Trouble codes: 306 (cyl 6 missfire)
1998 Chevrolet Van G2500 6.5L Fuel Solenoid Driver
This van was towed in not running. Determaned the fuel solenoid driver is bad. I am looking for a remote driver module mounting kit. Other garages I talked to said it is available but can not tell me where to get it. It cosist of a mounting bracket and extensi...
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 Venture LS 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
Van fails efficiency at idle? Freeze frame data always shows between 600-700rpm. This van originaly had a convertor replaced by another tech about 1 year ago. I got it a couple of weeks ago because of the P0420 DTC. Checked it out and found a dirty MAF and con... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC efficiency below threshold)
2001 Chevrolet p 30 cutaway 5.7L starter/flywheel VIN: 5B4KP2R413
Hello, I have an account that has 13 of these p 30 utility body vehicles, all of which have the 5.7L (R) code engine's. This truck is an 01, which came behind the wrecker on a Monday 4 weeks ago. The starter sounded terrible so I pulled and had the local elect...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L engine VIN: 3GNGK22614
Has anyone run into a GM 8.1 L in a 2004 Avalanche 2500 useing 2 quarts of oil in 1500 miles ? This is my own truck. The dealer say's this is OK. I don't agree. The exhaust is blue all the time, not just when started up. You can smell the oil burning. The truc...
1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JB3XD54B0M
Car came in as a no-start. Found that the timing belt slipped a few teeth. Repaired and got the car to start. Car ran horrible and found somehad wrong plug wire routing, repaired and car has a hard start. Found the coil for cyl. 1 and 4 weren't firing. Replace...
1993 Dodge W350 5.9L Steering shaft VIN: 1B7HF36C2P
Techs, I am working on a 1993 1 ton 4X4 Dodge that has a wore out steering coupler down at the steering gear box. I need to replace the entire coupler, but the coupler is no longer available from the dealer for this vehicle and I can't find an after market ste...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
Vehicle came in as a cranks, no start. Have good fuel pressure and injector pulse. No spark. Have cam and crank sensor input to ECM. Have good power and ground to ECM. Have NO spark. Occasional crack of spark when 1st starting to crank, but other than that not...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L headligts&dash VIN: 1C4GJ44G3Y
van has no dash lights or headlights.i have continuity from the underhood fuse and relay center to the dimmer switch .grounding the pink wire that goes topin 33 in the bcm will turn on the headlamps but not the dash.grounds check ok .im not sure i want to try ...
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: P0300, P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FABP43F2G
this is a repost.. i have narrowed this problem down to; the injectors double pulsing,i believe the problem is in the dist. i put a rebuilt in due to havig no advance.the advance is ok but still double pulsing injectors.jim from hicksville li. figured this out...
1992 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAPP64R6N
Hello everyone. I got this supercharged T-Bird from another shop. The vehicle had a no-start. They tried to replace the crank sensor, but in the process they broke the crank bolt and part of the dampner broke off on the crankshaft. We got the bolt out and ha...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEX15H0P
this truck came in w/ rear brakes glazed and drums blue from heat. i replaced all rear brake parts & master cylinder. i bled and flushed the system. with truck on lift all brakes engage and release. front brakes ingage first. when driven the truck feels like o...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hi all. This Super Duty came in with the DRL staying on when the key is off. The problem is intermittent. We havent been able to verify. Customer states sometimes they even flutter on and off. The only way the customer can turn them off is if he hits the dimme...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
The code says there's a problem with the vent solenoid. Scanner doesn't give me too much info for data. Its giving me Tprel which I think might be tank voltage, if it is its stays pretty constant most of the time at 1.08 volts. When I take it on a test drive I... Trouble codes: P0446
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
the problem with this truck is when customer opened rt door a beep was heard.when customer drove off the 4 wd lite started flashing and the relay above gas pedal clicking.the air bag lite came on with chek eng lite on.the wipers ,speedoand drivers window quit,...
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 ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
freeze frame showed trim pegged rich, and was still close to that when it came in. I opened the breather and all of a sudden short term went the other way. Filter was dirty, but it did not go back to rich when reassembled. Maybe I knocked some trash off the MA... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2), P0172
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on
This Ford is driving me nuts, six weeks ago it came in with a missfire and a P0172 P0175 P0302. The Baro reading was 142hrtz ( normal here is 154hrtz ) Fuel pressure was high and #2 injector screen was clogged. I removed and cleaned all injectors screen, repla... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p0172-), P0172 (p0175-), P0175
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flush VIN: 1FMDU74E3Y
does anybody have any tricks for transmission flushes. i am using a wynn's flush machine and it requires decent line pressure to work as it uses the vehicle line pressure to pump the fluid through. most fords that i see have very liitle line pressure and we us...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWX33F4Y
Sorry for the long post and hello from Hurrican Katrina-land. This is a truck that belongs to relief workers that have migrated in to rebuild. It was towed in and would not start, simple inspection found that the fuel pump was inop, blown 20 amp fuse replaced ... Trouble codes: P1278
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W13
engine stalls when accelerating and cuts off at times. engine light is on. lose ignition pulse to no. 4,5,6,8 coils. replaced crank sensor. checked wiring to coils. checked grounds and power supply to power train control module-ok. replaced all coils no help.c... Trouble codes: P0320, P0354, P0355, P0356, P0358
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73K03
Customer states that when placed in 4WD-High on slippery roads, transfer case will engage, but then disengage by itself a few minutes later. No codes in 4WD module (or any other) This vehicle has Auto4WD, 4WD-high, and 4WD-low switches. It has automatic hubs.....
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R7X
Vehicle came on a hook, no start, good spark, fuel pressure and fuel pulse. back fires when trying to start, like timings out of wack. checked cap rotor and plugs, no crackes. compression on each cylinder around 150. I've seen several of these have problems wi...
2001 GMC C3500HD 8.1L Unknown VIN: 3GDKC34G51
Customer has owned truck since new. Has complained of a soft pedal. Bleeding with a master tech brings the pedal up and firm, but after driving a few miles pedal gets soft and low again. Truck never fails to stop but it feels a little "scary". The dealer offer...
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...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L Lighting VIN: 1GDJC34UX4
Im just getting into this one and thought I would run it by everyone to see anyones had this problem with one of these. First of all it has a tool bed on it . and a trailer brake all have been on since new . what this thing will do is if you have the turn sign...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2350N
Please help ! this car seems to have a rev limiter function built in. it won't rev over 4K RPM. we've scoped ignition, injectors, sensors in the distributor. Nothing seems to be shutting off but, engine loses power like key is turned off momentarily then back ...
1999 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHMBB615XX
This vehicle came in with number one cylinder missing. The compression is 186.I preformed a leak down on # 1 and had 15%. The plug wires, plugs, cap and rotor have all been replaced. I check the valve clearange and it is good. It has very high HC readings at i...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Idle only VIN: 4S6CK58W8Y
Customer stated to me that trans was slipping. and that check Engine light was on. Codes that I got were P0401 (fixed already) and the other one was p1290 Electronic Throttle Controll Forced Idle Mode. There is nothing in Mitchell but basic testing. I checked ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Flow Problem), P1290 (Electronic Throttle Control Forced Idle Mode)
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16802
Hello Iatn members, We had a 02' Honda come in from another shop after they replaced the t-belt for maintenance reasons only due to milege, they say that the mil light wasn't on before and the it come in running fine. Since the belt was replaced the mil light ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: KMHDN45D11
Hello guys, We have a 2001 Hyundai Elantra in the shop with 3 undocumented codes that listed above. The MIL is not on though. The customers main complaint is a miss felt at idle. Checked ignition wires, scoped TPS & MAP sensors & cleaned throttle body & plat... Trouble codes: P0081 (undocumented code), U3118 (undocumented code), C0301 (undocumented code)
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CG58V9R
Vehicle came in for a no-start & we found fuel fouled plugs. Computer codes 33,44 in system(cleared). Changed plugs, oil & truck started. Was running very rough & black smoke pouring out the back. Snap on scanner showed normal readings for all sensors, except ... Trouble codes: 33 (map), 44 (lean)
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Power door locks, remote & sercurity VIN: 1J4GZ58S1S
Customer complaint was power door locks not working intermittantly with remote or drivers door switch, but intermittantly. Seems to have started with remote and then switch started afterwards (not 100% sure). Tested everything (I think). Cannot find any probl...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Trac inop VIN: 1J4GR48K95
I've got a solid trac control light on and information system display of "service elec brake system". Neither Mitchel or my Modus is providing diagnostic information on this, I did find in the owners manual that this combination of indicators may require sever...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire, Low Power VIN: SALTY19424
Hi! This isn't for me, but a friend of mine. This Discovery will fall on it's face at random times. Full throttle... Light Throttle doesn't matter. We're talking like nothing. It's unsafe when it happens, it acually will stop accelerating. The dealer can't g... Trouble codes: P1300, P0301 (Misfire Cylinder one), P0302, P0174, P0171
1998 Lexus SC300 3.0L keyless VIN: JT8BD6859W
i just bought this car and it came with 1 master key only. i bought a new uncut factory key and cant seem to get the new key programmed. i go through the process doors locked,manual unlock drivers door and open insert key then remove,cycle locks 5 times with s...
1989 Mazda B2600 2.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF4141K
This truck has the MIL light on all the time- I've tried to either read codes or reset the light according to the instructions in Mitchell, and nothing happens- light just stays on- no flashing or anything. The truck seems to run well- some surging and high id...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L ABS, ASR lights on VIN: WDBGA43E0P
ABS, ASR lights come on as soon as the car is moved. Traction has Code (2) Control module (N47/1) and Code (3) FL Speed sensor (L6/1). LF sensor has been replaced and reads within 1 kph of speedo on data stream with Baum CS 2000 scanner. Have tried substitutin...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBEA28E1P
This car came in as a no start.I have no spark or injector pulse and the crank sensor passed resistance,key on engine cranking waveform integrity tests.any thoughts?.
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...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L front diff VIN: 4M2DU86E22
When this vehicle came in, the diff was virtually empty. All fluid was dispersed under the entire vehicle. We couldn't drive it, so we replaced the affected seals and reassembled the vehicle. We roadtested the vehicle and all felt good. Mild hub bearing noise ...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise VIN: WAUDD28D8W
Thanks for the help. I pick the car up tomorrow. I will replace the control arms, timing belt, & check the cruise module.
2001 Audi A6 2.8L hydraulic chain tensioner VIN: WAUEH24B4Y
The replies from members indicated that the oil leaks on these engines are mainly from the gaskets that go betweeen the chain adjusters and cylinder head. With the noise we had heard with engine running, we replaced the left side chain adjuster. The replies al...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Wiper system VIN: WBAGF632SD
Thanksfor all who replies to this wiper problem. After repairing the harness and relay motor stills does not work. Further testing turns out that the General Module was at fault, replaced the module and everything is working fine now. One last thing to add is ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs / dsc VIN: WBADM6345Y
Thanks to all who replied. Sorry it took so long for me to close this request. Dana [...] advised me to check the wiring continuty at the ABS pressure sensor. all ok. replaced the pressure switch. still had problem. sent the module out to Gavin Curtis at Module...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L1S
installed new ecm and so far no calls or complaints, still waiting from customer to reply. been a week. thanks for all your replies. i hate installing a component with our knowing for sure it is the culprit. however this one was a good trainer i guess. Trouble codes: P0341 (cam sensor).
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs lite VIN: 2G4WS52M9X
wheel speed sensor repaired concern. vehicle came in again for further testing and problem set and stayed long enough to verify sensor inop. have replaced many in the past but never this intermittant thanks to everyone that replied you all hit it on the mark. ...
2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Relearn VIN: 1G6ET12972
Thanks to all for the replies. Dennis,Jervis,Vincent & Glen. I replace both sensors Upper, Lower or A, B, same smell. Had 3 codes in car. PO335 Sensor A, PO385 Sensor B, P1372 Both Sensor A & B. No MIL on. Craig [...] did used the 'Brick' it held the paper with th...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L front pads VIN: 1GBHG31R4Y
thanks to all , pretty much what i thought ,, very overloaded van, lease company --hard to get $$$ but next trip in will sell calipers and hoses , fleet pads and make sure back rears are working , next step por/ valve -we just did a pad pop the other day
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCMK23234
thanks for all the replies, as was suggested we replaced the instru. cluster and everything is working good. it would be interesting to take a instru. cluster apart and find what part of the circuts/circut board is failing.
1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L security VIN: 1C3XV66L9P
Well we finally fixed this one(or at least disarmed it).I learned a few things about this type security system.1- It will not run a self test if it is armed.2-You cannot bypass it by running it on a alternate fuel source while disconnecting the theft module.In...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
Thanks to all that replied. I attempted to disarm vtts by locking and unlocking trunk, drivers and pass doors. I did not try different resistances to ground in arm/disarm wire from door to bcm as suggested by Richard from Manitoba. I removed ECM and BCM (which...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C2CB347W8
Looks like the timing chain has jumped, wanted to tear down to confirm, but the engine is still under warranty. So the customer took back to the shop that installed the engine. Thanks for all the great replies. Trouble codes: 340 (Cam sensor circuit), 1360 (missing cam or crank sensor).
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L engine oil pressure VIN: 1B7GL23X9R
I have been stalling the close of this one because the customer has been stalling making a decision regarding performing the work. Most of you pointed to the need to change the oil pump, even if the dealership had changed it when the engine was redone...and up...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP45R8W
Hello once again! The fix for this Caravan was ground connection on the back of the front cylinder head that was never tightened after a transmission replacement. We checked for power at the OR/GR heater wires at both sensors and it was good. We then checked t... Trouble codes: P0135.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Thanks for all the input guys. Especialy with the lack of info I had to give. A week ago, took the cam sensor out to get an idea of how much oil sludge in engine. Found about 1/16in sludge on sensor. Cleaned off sensor (while I had it out) and customer has not...
1991 Ford motorhome ch 460CID tag axle VIN: 4CDB5XG29L
Sorry it took so long to post this, but we never fixed the vehicle. The vehicle brakes seemed to work fine in the shop. The system consists of a vacuum power booster, master cylinder and a hydraulic control valve. The power booster has vaccum on both sides of ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I have recieved many replies to this van, all of which have been looked into. I have just moved on to some over due work on other cars at this time. I do plan on getting back to this van and will post if and when I find my unability to repair. I hate to end it... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0304 (Misfire 4), P0305 (Misfire 5).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6636W
Appears a majority of Contour 2.0l engines will not bend valves when the timing belt breaks. I always recommend Timing belt kits replacing all pullies, belts, waterpump when applicable and tensioner. There are two applicable tools required, cam locking bar and...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Radio VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
Hello to all and thanks for the replies. Most everyone stated that the windshields leak and water intrusion damages the GEM module. We had removed the radio. While doing so,with the key out of the vehicle,the radio turned on. We found that when we tapped on ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
i did a trans service/flush,and added a bottle of lucas,and the noise and slipping problems went away. thanx for your suggestions.
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64E8Y
Thanks everyone for your help. Problem was the intake o-rings. After replacement fuel trim was perfect. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5346Y
The status as of 01/31/06: after the numerious helpful information from loose connnections/cracks on underside of coil/cam sensor scope/iac back probe/cleaning tbi.We found that all these itmes were previous checked & again thanks for all the helpful informati...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18W3Y
Performed drag test at central junction box and power distribution box. Asked customer about mobile speed pass hanging on keyring. Did not have. Tightened all bulkhead connectors. On a whim, because we could not get failure, replaced both keys and transponder....
1994 GMC ISUZU W4 235CID Failsafe / limp home VIN: J8DC4B1K8S
I ended up replacing The trans with a reman unit. The code 35 was an intermittent open at the ATCU connector due to probing the harness during wire cks. Once the connection was repaired and it was not in failsafe I was able to determan that the ATCU was comman...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
Guess we'll call this one fixed, We put a reman pcm in it and unplugged all 02 harnesses and let it run for 1.5 days with the hood shut to bake out whatever gas residue we could. Not exactly my choice of repairs but sometimes the wallet dictates the repair. We... 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 Misfire VIN: 3GKFK16T9Y
Customer had to take vehicle. I spoke with him a few days later-he said it was running ok. I've left a couple messages on his cell phone but no answer. I know the vehicle didn't cure itself.?? I did want to try moving the coils & injectors as Darryl & Duane ha... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300.
2004 GMC w5500 6.5L Parking lights VIN: JKXW654X44
It was a relay stuck. I did not get to look at it Cust took it to the dealer the day that it was to come to me
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW58NX2
Thanks for all the replies! The passenger blend door is on the backside of the case and the driver door on the front. Chrysler/Jeep does have a problem with the doors breaking, TSB 24-001-04. The whole case has to come out and I replaced the recirculation door...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNLM81WXN
It's fixed!!!. Thanks to all who replied. James and Frank led me to wiring harness. After inspection, no problem found. I did solder the splice connection just to be sure. Glen and Gordon [...] it easy to test the solinoids in the trans. Thanks for the tip. Kei...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L interior lights VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Thank you to the 3 people who replied to my queary, as they said behind what used to be the glove box and is now the passenger air bag there is a relay that controls the interior lights and the key left in ignition buzzer . Replaced the relay and cleaned a cou...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L no heat VIN: WDBGA70EXT
we chkd the duo valve and it was ok, and changed the control unit, had to reprogram it, and worked a little better, but not completly fixed, customer had to have there car back but will bring back to finish fixing, thanks to everyone for there help daniel
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L instrument panel VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
ok thanks again guys, ok the problem i found was on the safety switch wiring harness mounting braket, when the customer put heavy wire at the fuse box, i guess he burned the insulation on wire that feeds the safety switch after i replace the switch so far the ...
1974 Plymouth Scamp 5.2L starter VIN: VH23G4G133
Hello I ended up replacing the wire from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid, delay was in that circut,seems to be working fine, talked to customer and he said that fix would work for him. may not be the correct fix but it worked and evrybody is happy....
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L engine/body VIN: 1P4GP44R7T
Customer decided problem may have been there before repairs to transmission after all and thanked us for all our time ...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L lighted buttons VIN: 2P4GP44R3V
Here's the brief version on the recalibration process. I had to recalibrate and do the cool down test in order to get all my buttions calmed down. Test and Fix: Important:the recalibration procedure must begin with a warm evaporator or the cooldown test will n...
1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L shifter rod wont go into trans VIN: YS3CM65B1R
Per both replies we ended up removing the trans and taking it to a local trans shop where they disassembled it and 'unlocked' the bound up internal shift linkage-the owner must have forced it to lock between gears when he broke the shift lever off the floor-
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L smokes VIN: YS3DF58N8T
OK this little Saab is down the road to college. Thanks to all 11 that replied,the consensus was that the intercooler does not need to be replaced. The counter guy at the Saab dealer was trying real hard to sell me one,it was in stock but the turbo had to be o... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L ABS Module VIN: YS3ED48E9Y
Hi there, We fixed this one with the help of the IATN members. Apparantly this is a very common problem with the ABS modules failing. The new units are over $2500, so the customer elected to have us put in a used one. The first used one we got was from a 200...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L check engine light VIN: JT3DJ81WOS
hi all,james from maryland hit it right on the head! this lc had an aftermarket alarm system installed on it. we all know how good these are,don't we. turns out it has a wire tapped into the selector wiring harness 'in case' you have a remote starter upgrade,w... Trouble codes: 1780 (selector switch malfunction).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 4TIBG12K7T
Customer picked vehicle up this morning and it remains a mystery. Many replies pointed out the Distributor but it checked our normally. The new CKP installed elsewhere ohms out normal and works properly until the pcm is connected back in, then it flat lines, S...
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