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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D2W
Here is the Situation we changed the engine in the shop set all the timing marks did leak down test everything is great. Put the engine in car accelerates runs and sounds good, except when the car is fully warmed up and engine idle drops down to normal rpm 650...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B7Y
Greetings to all this audi was bought to me by another repair shop to try to fix a multitude of codes.The car was purchased from a jeep dealer the customer brought it back because the check engine light had come on.The dealer gave it to a local shop to repair ... Trouble codes: P0159
2002 Audi A6 3.0L skate81@insightbb.com VIN: VAULT64B12
Power windows and sunroof inoperative received vehicle from bodyshop. Can only communicate with engine ECM nothing else via X431. Was wondering about any reset procedures as battery went dead with bodyshop and they disconnected battery prior to welding - so th...
1986 BMW 524td 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADB2408G
The vehicle still smokes heavily-bluish, on cold starts and runs rough. This morning when I started it it ran fine for about 5-10 seconds,no smoke. Then it starts running rough and smoking. It will repeat this if shut off and restarted when cold. We check to s...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE5321S
This thing came in as a basket case but I have it down to one issue. Now it starts for about three seconds when stone cold after sitting, then it will sputter and try but not run. Scope of ign. secondary shows loss of spark, fire line low, spark line slopes of...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADM6341Y
This E39 528i came in, with the customer claiming that after battery cable came loose, giving them dead battery symptoms, they jump started vehicle and everything works, except radio is dead and turn indcators on cluster do not work. Any ideas would be appreci...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L air bag/ sir VIN: WBAB553462
Veh. has code 06 right front side air bag. All-data is of no help for wiring diagrams or testing specs.. Would like common problem areas and wiring diagrams if someone can help. Found data on all-data about replacing sir module after crash due to the fact that...
1971 Buick electra 7.5L blinkers brake lights VIN: 484391H439
Hello, I would like to see if anyone could fax me a wiring diagram for this 71 electra. We dont have power going to the brake light and blinker circuit on the passenger rear side. We check for a shorted socket by testing voltage at the plug for all ther rear l...
1988 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 1G4HR54C2J
in the morning this vehicle is very hard to start pops thru intake clear flood and crank will some time start then all is ok till next morning checked for intermittant codes no codes at all could the cam or crank sensor be a problem that code wont show or if a...
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L egr VIN: 1G4NV55M6R
Hi all gurus out there! This one has us stumped AND all the experts around here are equally mystified. This is a regular, long-term customer that has traded with me for 10 years now. This 1994 Skylark failed emissions in November due to high NOX. A new Car-Que...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cooling System VIN: 2G4WS52J9Y
There is a good amount of oil in the coolant system. The car, to my knowledge does not exhibit any running or overheat issues. We flushed the cooling system, but I expect the oil residue to come back. It is a 3100 gm motor. Someone said intake gaskets, but I d...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L security system VIN: 3G5DB03E22
Hello group, This vehicle is acting wierd.It has a problem where the security system intermittantly activates on it's own,causing the horn to spurt out several soft and short honks and then the rear hatch comes unlatched,causing the interior lights to stay on...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Passenger side cylinder head VIN: W06VR52R2X
We have a cadillac that is making us crazy. It came in last week with a check engine light on. It had codes P0300, 301, 303 AND 305, the misfire counter counts up on all three cylinders, tested injectors they ohm out ok and fuel pressure drop on all three cyli...
1987 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL51H5H
Hi, I have a caprice that I can't seem to get fix. The car came in runing bad skipping, backfireing, dieing I checked over the work that had been done when I pulled the dist. cap I the connector from the pick-up was gone and the terminals were curoded. I repla...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L temperature gauge VIN: 2G1WL52M0S
this car came in because the customer noticed the temp gauge was reading 260 degrees after driving a few miles. we tested the gauge with an instrument gauge tester and determined the sending unit was defective. when replacing we found the sending unit was repl...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5246T
Fuel pump & injectors have power when turn on key only
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.
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG35U23
Thanks in advance to all that reply to my situation. Kind of puzzled here, though i could find mis by switching components...no help still has mis on cylinders 2 and 6. Cylinder counter shows more misses than 6. I'm thinking a leaking intake or possible low co... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2C8GP74L33
First I want to thank all of you that make this site work. I have been a member for the last ten years, a Tech for a total of 20 years, and now I have been forced to quit due to blowing 2 disc in my back. So I'm hoping you kind folks can help me with a problem...
1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L stayes in 2 or 3 VIN: JB3XD54B5M
i first tried getting codes from the tranny computer but could not get any codes. found the tranny shop had crossed the shift sol. plug and the pulse generator plug. still no codes and still will not shift. checked powers and grounds a the tranny computer they...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Engine Oil VIN: 1B7KF23W9Y
Hello all. My shop just recieved a 2000 dodge ram 2500 v10 with coolant contamination in oil. I was just wondering if anyone has seen this problem before or if there are common failures that cause this condition. My current therory is intake manifold or poss. ...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L 2-4 solenoid VIN: 1B3EJ46X4Y
Very simple diagnostics I thought anyway, but cannot come up with any other checks to find why we have this code. Vehicle shift from 1st to 2nd then stays in 2nd, or will be stuck in 2nd all the time.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP74L93
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L assist VIN: 1B3ES56C35
Customer says that intermitantly the steering feels stiff, hard to turn. Have driven at various speeds and found no problem. No tsbs for symptom. Wheels turn freely when turned by hand at wheel. Vehicle doesnt have speed proportionly steering just base. Has an...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHF25M1K
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, we do very little work on diesels, but this is a regular customer who thinks we can fix anything. Customer towed this vehicle in and said they have had problems with it stalling once you got into 3rd gear, but now...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Stall, No Power VIN: 1FTCR10A0R
Hello. I've got this little ranger here and it will not get up to speed on the freeway. It acts like it slowly runs out of fuel and then will die. When you try to restart it it sounds like there is no compression for a couple of seconds and then it will start ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
after repairs we still have a cranks no start condition. we rechecked and found no spark, fuel pressure or injector pulse - did some power and ground testing - put power to inertia switch on pink/blk wire and vehicle started and ran - now have spark and fuel p...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALPHGDSV
Hi gang, my cuestion is. Is there someone how can help me get the instruccions on how to set the cam sensor, with the lab-scope so i can adjusted. I replace cam sensor and synchronyzer and triedto put it back the exact same way, i think it is set correctly but...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L belnd door VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Hello everyone. I am posted a help request for this truck on the broken blend door.I was told buy one of my responses that there are replacment doors available aftermarket but due to a e-mail server error all my replies are gone. Does any one know where to get...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic Transfer Case Shift VIN: 1FTZX18W2W
Hey Guy's What's up with this thing is when you twist the button (4wd mode switch) when you 1st start truck will go into 4X4Hi no problem but if you turn it off (the switch) and try to activate it again it will not come on unless you stop the truck and cycle t...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
This one is new to me. The car runs fine when warm shifts good TCC locks up and adjusts pulse width on scanner. When the car sits overnight the torque convertor stays locked up and I think it even stayed in 3rd according to my scanner.This happens in Reverse a...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L right side sliding door VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
sometimes you can't unlock the right side slider door after it has locked. i have replaced the lock motor w/oem, problem still happening. just checked it this am, and it could not be unlocked manually from the inside. after starting it up and dropping it in dr...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDWF37FX1
i just received this truck in 2 days ago with a hard start sometimes no start i checked for codes there was none but the batterys were dead replaced both batterys tryed to start it just would fire on one cylinder checked hpp res it ws full to the top i did an ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP71463
Tested fuel pressure is good Performed motor vac fuel injection cleaning procedure No vacuum leaks located using smoke machine Did cylinder balance test. All cylinders on the right bank (bank 1) seemed to carry better then the cylinders on the left bank (bank ...
1994 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L heater core VIN: 1GKFK16K5R
Hello all Again this GMC is back with another heater core leaking.. This will be the fourth one. Customer took to Chevy dealer and they told her they dont know why and they wanted to add a second heater core ground and charge her $440.00 not including the cor...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC19T3Y
This pickup has random misfire on right bank only-mostly cylinder #6. Swapped #6 coil with #3-same result. Ignition system checks ok. Remove fuel rail & checked for moisture or debris-ok. Fuel pressure & filter are both fine, EGR & IAC check out fine. Problem ... Trouble codes: P0175, P0300
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: 2HGEH2440S
1-2 shift is smooth at normal shift point. RPM gets up around 3000 before the 2-3 shift, even if accelerating slow it still needs to get up to 3000 rpm. It will shift up if I slightly back off on the accelerator just prior to the 3000 rpm mark. 3-4 shift acts ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signals and radio VIN: 1HGCD5533T
In the am. when temp outside is below 30. filp turn signal lever to right or left, flasher will tick very fast and turn indicator on instrament panel will not flash, nor will turn bulbs front or rear. after about ten seconds or so turn flasher will slow down t...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L alt overcharging VIN: 1HGCG165XY
At 3500 RPM's the SRS, ABS, battery, brake, all door ajar warning lights come on, and alt is charging to 17.6 volts. Let RPM's drop below 2500 RPM's and warning lights turn off. At idle, is charging to 13.8 volts. I suspect the regulator is faulty. Can you rep...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: 1NKAY21D5R
hay guys have this infinity here its a j30 with the v6.car came in on a hook it just died on customer going down the road it has fuel,injector pulse but no spark it has 12 volts going to the coils no ground pulse on checking had poor comunication i checked com...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A8X
Hello everyone. I've got a vehicle here with the MIL on. Our problem seems to be that we cannot retireve the DTC's from the PCM. We are using the proper connector adaptor for our scan tool for Nissan/Infinity. We can't get access to engine, but we can get comm...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Readiness monitors VIN: SAJKX6241V
Hello, Group, This XJ-6 failed the State emissions test at another shop where the convertors had been installed. Before reinspecting, we scanned and found three monitors incomplete: EGR, EVAP, and CATALYST. There were no fault codes recorded, MIL was off. The...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L low/reverse drum VIN: 1J4E25857T
This vehicle came in needing a trans overhaul. Problem is the little guy who cleans the shop lost the low/reverse drum snap ring. I called looking for one, and the guy at the trans part store said he didnt belive that ring was needed. I wanted to get someone e...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
what can you tell me about the "current sync" pid on this 96 grand cherokee 4.0? here's the story. the customer dropped it off and said that yesterday it stalled and would not restart until 45 minutes later. it had no codes. i left it idle in the shop for 30 m... Trouble codes: P0340, P0320
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hard start long cra VIN: 1J4GW48S51
This is my brothers vehicle so I kind of have to fix it. It has a hard start long crank approx 5 seconds of cranking or longer. Usually you have to crank it a second time to get it to start. I have checked fuel pressure during the concern and it was 50 psi. I ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on
this vehicle cazme in with a broken timing belt. We pulled the head for repairs and replaced the belt and the car was back in two days with the mil on and the code. I found that the O2 sensor had been damamged when the head was off so I replaced it and watched... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean)
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...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L guages and starting VIN: WDBFA61E2N
this is driving me crazy. my next step is to change the ignition switch. i believe the key is the lights on the dash flashig when key is first turned on. any one seen this before. thanks in advance.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Hard Start When Warm VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Vehicle has a problem with warm starts. Will start fine when cold, idle good, runs quite well at speed. After sitting when warm, car will not restart unless throttle is held down to floor. Then upon start black smoke will belch from exhaust, over rich. Once st...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GXW
Car came in running rough and check engine light on with two codes...PO304 and PO460. Customer knows it needs fuel level sensors but doesn't want to do that at this time. The #4 plug hole was full of oil so I replaced the valve cover gasket, plug connectors, a... Trouble codes: P0304, P0460
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ75J81
No drivability problem what so ever,the weired thing is all sensors have 12v & ground for the heaters to function & all heaters are 2.5 ohms wich is great. Thank you in advance for trying to help or hints. Trouble codes: P0135, P0135, P0141, P0141
1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L fuel system VIN: JN1CZ04S6C
I havn't got to the car yet,the guy called me to see what i'm gonna do.Some of you guys mentioned if i put factory air flow meter & injectors.The answer is no,i told the mechanic to put the factory parts,but he wants to be sure if that will fix the problem.I'm...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L abs VIN: 1G3NF12E9X
ABS and Trac light come on off at different times, so far i found bad wires at both front wheel speed sensors and a bad left front speed sensor, now if you drive the car and watch the speed sensors with the scanner everything works and looks fine but it still ...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Battery VIN: IG2H5216TH
This vehicle has an intermittant key off battery drain.It happens so seldom that I can't perform much diag. before it will go away and who knows when it will return. I have seen that the climate control center on the dash, the heads-up display and the blower m...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Front Calipers VIN: 1G2NE52E1X
I am not sure where to go next on this one. It has a soft sinking pedal and poor braking action. The customer has just installed new rotors and a set of ceramic pads in an effort to fix this problem. The first thing I did was to bleed the system following the ...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Battery VIN: 3G7DA03EXI
Car came in with dead battery. We recharged battery & check electrical system. Alternator charging fine. We checked parasitic drain key off, we got 200 to 300 m.a. jumping up & down. I removed all the fuses one by one, the drain still there. Any body had any e...
1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4857T
I have a Subaru with a converter efficency code with the MIL on. Do any of you Subaru techs know the test ID Number in Mode 6 OBD II Generic so I can verify my repair?I have scrolled through about 30 tests and have yet to find a single one that will actually s... Trouble codes: 420 (converter efficency)
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10VOV
Vehicle came in with ses light on and no drivability complaints.Code was po300 random misfire detected. road test and checked for misfires and all checked ok. Sold customer 120K service with a major tune up including plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air and fuel filt... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L door locks VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
hi folks, i have a 2000 landcruiser that the pwer door lock switch will not lock the doors from either the master or the pass. switch. if you manually lock the doors by hand the switch wilol unlock the doors but you cannot lock the doors with the switch. the d...
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWCAO153H
This car is driving me crazy! I am new to the business so I am sure I must be missing something obvious, but here goes. This car came in with a crank no start problem but when it got here it was a crank start. The second problem that the customer complains abo...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L abs/oil light VIN: WAUDD28D6X
check engine light and other dash warning light were on because the wiring connector at the ECM had corrosion on terminals. removed terminals and cleaned. Also the abs light was on because the abs control unit was bad. had rebuilt.
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L cylinder head VIN: WBACG8327V
Thanks again to all of you for the replys. This forum is saving all of our jobs, the cars we work on are just too complex to know all the answers. This customer opted to install a lower mileage used engine. This was way less expensive than the BMW (Bring Money...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM5344Y
Thanks for the four responces, most mentioned ews-dme problems. I had my own brainstorm just after posting my orginal message, the starter was rebuilt locally (by a reputable rebuilder) and once way back yonder I had a similar situation were the starter after ...
1985 Chevrolet K20 Custom 5.7L timing VIN: 1GCCK24M3F
Hello and thanks to all for your ideas. I set this motor up at true top dead center using a piston stop to confirm. At true top dead center the balancer mark is lined up on the timing tab. This told me the lower part of the motor is set up right the balancer i...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13W8N
thanks to all it was the vac switch up buy the battry when uplugged it the 2 wires in the plug where green molded to gether left it uplugged and the lite never came on so we ordered a new one just came in today thanks again
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
It seems like the motor did not last long. I got many replies on how sensitive the bearings are. My tech was very carefull when he did the intake job. I still dont fully know what happened. Customer agreed to replace motor with used one.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Thanks for all the great help. I checked the EVAP sol and it worked ok, no voltage to it and no vacuum. That code didn't reset. I checked the EGR valve as some suggested but it was clean. The fuel pressure was 60 lbs, it should be 55-61 lbs and the fuel pump a... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P1441.
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBKC34J1Y
yes the injectors were leaking. thanks to Kenneth [...] for information to call lindertech.com they said there is a problem with O.E. injectors leaking. they replace them with a boesh injector with life time warranty. Order them today hope they last.
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L dome lights VIN: 1GCHG39R51
Well I appreciate the response that I got on this request,sounds like it is the wiring under the floormat that is the culprit. Unfortunetly the customer has yet to return for another look at the lights.Guess it wasn't as important as he claimed it was.We have ...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Keyless entry VIN: 1G1NE52J21
Thanks for your help. I tried a Genisys and it communicated fine. I then re-read the bulletin with a fresh mind and found that it really did apply to this car. Number 01-08-52-002A outlines a slightly different procedure for communcating and programing keyless...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Lighting VIN: 1C4GP54R0T
Hello members, This is not really a fix as yet. I towed thevan to Cry.(Ireally don't like to addmit that) but I hadinstalled the used BCM before I recievedthe reply from(hitchking) warning me that it would probably frie acomputer. The dealer called on Tuesday ...
1991 Dodge Dynasty LS 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3XC56R5M
Thanks again to all who replied. As I stated in my update, I put both cam and crank sensors on the car,(the crank sensor actually did not fix it, it was the cam sensor) but thought it smart to put both on a try to keep it from comming back with the crank next ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2B3HD46TXS
First of thanks for that took the time to respond to my post. The vehicle is repaired and left one week ago. Firstly the TCM in the vehicle was the wrong one. After checking all power and grounds i concluded on the TCM. When I called the customer and told him ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L frnt brakes VIN: 2B4GP4434V
sorry that it has been so long on the fix. i had disabled the abs mod and let the customer take it and the car returned w/frunt brks locked up so i begain a new look at the trouble. most of the replies went along with my thoughts that the lines would not fail ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7KU28653
Well we sent out the injectors and had them tested off the vehicle. They came back ok. But there is an on vehicle test that apparently few people know about...you bump up the working pressure to 22,000psi. This test made it obvious it was #6 injector that had ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
we have found the magic bullet !!!almost all of the replies said water leak and we found one.left pillar at windshield.we thought about sealing it ourselves but decided not to. we didn't have a windshield wrench.the glass shop said it had been out before and t...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66L6X
the car is fixed 2 o2 sensors and the cust. is happy no stall anymore. after the 1st. o2 replaced light came back on as I told the cust. it would; but he wanted to try car. no stall was happy about that and decide to come back and have the other sensor put in ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel sys. lean), P0174 (fuel sys. lean), P1131 (lack of switching b1s1), P1151 (lack of switching b2s1).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L altenator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
I went and changed the connector on the harness going to alt. but it still did not charge so i installed areman from the dealer and all is well.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L light flashing VIN: 1FTNE2426Y
did not fix. customer has a fleet of these and is going to try a seat belt from an inop truck. he was also going to check records to see if it had been in an acccident and just not complete fix. thanks for all the replies. many poited us towards the passenger ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U11
Hello all, Thank you for all the replies most of you said the same thing that the fuel pump shoukld be replaced like I was thinking. I still could not find the relay module that the parts driver was talking about(this car does not have one--maybe some other ... Trouble codes: P0231, P0232.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36P33
We received replies and most of them referred to conditions related to injector problems. Some stated that the gasoline could have caused internal faults with the injectors even though the vehicle passed the electrical test. We are planning to replace the inje... Trouble codes: P0266 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P2614 (Cam Sensor Open Circuit), P2617 (Crank Sensor Open), P2263 (Turbo Performance).
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMZU73W63
The customer is going to drive the vehicle and the dealer said if there is a change or any other development they would cover it under warranty. Thanks again, Mike
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L key fobs VIN: 3GKFK16T6Y
Thanks for all the help.I verified the fobs had good batteries,clean switches,good signal,inspected all the grounds and anything else that was around the area of the washer resevoir,due to prior removal(when this all started).Everything seemed fine.Atlast,afte...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Check engine light VIN: 1GTHK23113
Thank you for the replies. I was very leery about performing repairs listed in the TSB, especially since the TSB does not explain at all why the repairs are to be made, it just states if you have these codes, do this. However after getting a reply stating that...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMCG5557X
Thank you to all 6 replies. ended up being a bad seal for the iac and air in the cooling system. replaced gasket for iac and a long test drive and all is well. Trouble codes: P0505.
1999 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHMBB615XX
My thanks to all who replied: Mark [...] was the first one to nail the problem. Not only was he correct with the cause but also hit the diagnostic test to verify the diagnosis exactly right. The cause of the dead # 1 cylinder at idle was a leaking EGR valve...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L drive belt VIN: 2HKYF18155
well it is on its way to the dealer-while pulling the pulleys off to clean the belt material from the grooves-my tech discovered that the crankshaft drive pulley was missing its outer grooved ring-this went un detected prior he says because he did not look for...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A7X
to those who were so very helpful thank you. To iatn thanks for the great site.Now to the car replies were mixed to wether I could swap ecms with out programing. But I found the security system had to be reprogamed. The customer (used car dealer took car to be...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
i would like to thank rene from belgium for his expertise and kindness. the replacement of the 4-3 pre stroke valve spring took care of the issue with this 5r55n not shifting well in 3-4. i cannot say enough about the lengths rene took to make sure i understoo...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6P
Thanks to everyone that replied to my problem. I made several tests with scanner and test light. The scanner showed an RPM reading during cranking, which eliminated the crank sensor. Then I checked for power at the coil, I had power for 5 sec.key on and also p...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Power door locks, remote & sercurity VIN: 1J4GZ58S1S
Thanks again IATN!! It was broken wires in left front door (right front was ok). Problem was, wires were not 'broken' visually, they were broken under plastic coating (were probed before and corroded internally). And it did not make any difference if you ope...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ88Z0W
Hello , and thanx for the help, We learned that a sensor or various sensors, can cause the ecm fuse to blow if shorted. FOr example, the last o2 sensor wiring can fall down on the driveshaft and rub the coating off the wiring. We proved this can happen before ...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L horn VIN: 1J4FF68SOX
Hello all tech, thanks to ENestor,Lorne [...](2x),Steve [...]. The dealer here never heard the overhead module, they sent me a wiring diaggram and it show Bk/Rd wire connected to overhead mod. On Demand wiring diagram show overhead modul...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM91VXP
A big thank you for Mike from Georgia and a big kick in the butt for me. Thanks for reminding me of what I had thought of before but due to the need to move on to other vehicles and not being able to push it over to a rack at the time I forgot to go back to th...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Rear Air Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
Thank you to all 6 replies. It ended up being a bad connection at the compressor relay. I couldn't get the connector from ford so i put new ends on the wires and connected the wires directly to the relay and sealed it up with silicone. problem fixed. thanks ag...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM1HD4615P
After comparing signals to ecm and signal from ecm gltch in signal at 3000 rpm or more when ecm got some 'heat' into it able to make symptom come and go by blowing ambient temp air and hot air on cicuit board the pencil point signal to the igniter turned t...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Axle VIN: 1YVGE22DXS
First thanks all who replied. This was a case of needing 'bigga hmma' Tim thought Cornwell offered an adapter for a slide hammer. Shane & Jon suggested leaving the inner joint in the car & dissasymbling it to replaced the outer boot. Rick suggested two pry bar...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L bas, esp & asr VIN: WDBLK65G9X
I had to get the car back to client and will reschedule the diagnostics and when completed and fixed an update will be posted. Thanks to all that made suggestions.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L radio VIN: 4A3AK44Y9X
I am completely 100% satisfied with the help that many other techs. gave. I would like to thank everybody who responded and took the time out of your buisy schedule to help me. I don't know of any other way to fix this radio problem accept for the one way I ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4T
i beleive evevryone diagnosed the problem correctly,n the problem was the customer had no money to finish the job. if he returns ill post the repair. thanx for the replies!!! Trouble codes: P1447.
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