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1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 1G6KS52Y8S
Hey techs, This cadillac came in with the a/c clutch inoperative. I checked the relay to make sure it had power in all the right places and it did. I then scanned for codes and retrieved three dtc's. Number's 14 and 15 which the scanner said had low signal vo...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, cranks VIN: 1GCDC14K7K
Helping a friend, he has installed a new g.m. engine, and it will crank over, but wont start. Have proper fuel psi, and power to and from coil. Injectors will not open, and no spark. And no ignition circuit signal from ecm. Initial test found that magnetic pic...
1990 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK34N4L
NEED HELP!!! OK. . . LONG story short, this vehicle has ALWAYS had a bit of a rough idle and sometimes would want to stumble/stall out. . .mostly when cold. Vehicle is a fleet use vehicle and we have put countless hours into this thing over the years in an ef...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN52X4S
Hello All. I'm going to apologize in advance for a long post. This vehicle has got me severely stressed out. The check engine lamp intermittently turns on for the P1403 code. I have cleaned out the passage numerous times thinking just maybe I didn't get enou... Trouble codes: P1403 (EGR Solenoid 1 Circuit Error)
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L temp gauge showed hot and heat indicator light cam VIN: 2G1WW12M6S
customer complaine dvehicle overheated . she was told that the cooling fans were the problem. they work fine for me [#1 comes on at 222 degrees snd #2 comes on at 235 degrees.the question i have has there been a bulletin concerning ecm temp senders [2 wire] be...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3G1JF12T7T
Vechile came from another shop. customer was in collision and had new computer, flashed but jobber parts also ignition was done plugs and boots coil pac and ignition module. Also customer has had 4 o2 sensors installed and vehicle still not running right. Car ...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06E9W
I need some dirction on this van. The problem started before about two months ago. The cam seized in this van and desroyed the engine. That was last summer. After letting the van sit for about 3 months cust asked to have a new engine installed. After that, cus... Trouble codes: P0133, P1133
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Warning Lights VIN: 1G1JF5245W
Hi guys, The customer came in complaining about some warning lights coming on in the dash. she mentioned the "ETS Off" light comes on at times, the "Security" light comes on, and also the "Temp" light comes on. I checked for the lights when I started it but...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4th gear VIN: 2GCEC19T4X
We have a 1999 Chevy C1500 Pickup with a 5.3L V8. History: Trans was rebuilt by other trans shop 8 months ago(13000 miles ago). Came to our shop with no 2nd or 4th. Trans had a burned band, Reverse input drum surface, & burned overrun clutches. We rebuilt the...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L unknown VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to read this. We had this truck in for a very low brake pedal and the ABS lamp was on. Found the master cylinder leaking fluid and replaced with a new one.When we went to bleed the brakes by commanding the pump on ...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E3X
vehicle has intermittent hesitation and stall.no codes.took snap shot of serial data when problem occurs.problem usually occurs on accel and more so when cold.tps,map,maf stay steady when problem occurs.noticed 3x signal will jump from 3,000or so up to 5,000 a...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Stall, hard start VIN: 1GBHG31FOX
I am working o a school bus. The complaint is that the bus will somtimes die on route. It has always restart after a minute. I have spewnt several hours with the bus and can never get it to act up while I have the bus. the last time it took it almost two weeks... Trouble codes: P1216
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGC33R5Y
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Fuel Level VIN: 1GBJC34U02
The problem is that the fuel gauge is inaccurate and the front tank will run out of fuel without any fuel transfer from the rear tank. Our other shop put both sending units in it and using the Mastertech I can make the gauge work fine. Both of my fuel sender v...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L driver information center VIN: 2GTEC19T93
Hi gang-We just replaced this IPC (rebuilt unit) and noticed that now the Driver Information Center does not function. When you first start it the message center gives odometer reading and also shows 'Driver 2' then 'Change Engine Oil' but none of the steering...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66GXY
This car came in with codes po174 and po171. Long term fuel trim at +24.8 on both banks. We smoked it and saw a very small amount of smoke coming from the rear of the lower intake. Replaced throttle body gasket, and upper and lower intake gaskets. Same codes c... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Starting VIN: 2C3EL46X41
this one may be obvious but here goes. the car wont start but upon initial cranking, i get one spark and one injector pulse. then nothing unti;l the key is shut off and restarted. my scan tool wont communicate, someone else replaced the crank sensor with after...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L steering VIN: 2C8GP54L83
custumer took his van in for new tires, got it back and now pulls to left all the time. we rotated tires front to back and side to side, checked to make sure brakes are ok, front pads have 1/4 pads, and backs have 1/2 pads, calipers all feel free, still pulls ...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L locks, air bag light, blower, defroster VIN: VK45LTR566
Vehicle came to us with complaint of air bag light on and always at the same time- inoperative blower fan, door locks, and defroster. Light was off and all accessories worked when vehicle was brought in and we checked for codes. None were stored. There was muc...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13YXV
the car has good spark and fuel presure. compression is good. truck acts like it is flooded. if you floor it and put it in clear flood mode it tries to start but does not. plugs were black but dry. all readings on the scanner are within spec. noid light flashe...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cooling fan motor VIN: 2B4GP44RXW
Hello everyone, I would like to check the amps. the cooling fan motors are pulling but I can't find any specs. Hooked up amp probe on my snapon vantage, both fans pull total 2.5 amps. Is this good are not?
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Blower resistor VIN: 2B3HD46R5X
Customer has not complained of any smells or strange sounds from blower motor. Heater fuse has never blown. Have not found any evidence of moisture. There is a small diode? - resistor? (not sure what it is) in the resistor board itself along with the coiled re...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7H11Y6XK
i HAVE A 99 RAM Van with a 5.2 in it. It will not start. I have no gauges, no fuel, no spark. I have tried to connect the scanner but it will not communicate. I have checked all of the fuses and wiring to the best of my ability. I tried a new crank sensor, but...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Driver Seat Belt VIN: 3B7NF1321X
Vehicle came in with the driver seat belt not pulling out. We removed the upholstery to expose the driver seat belt (bucket seats), and could not get it to release no matter what. Considering this, and the fact that the old one was frayed and dirty, the custo...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L starter VIN: 2B3HD46R31
this car was brought into the shop for and oil change and brake job. all was well untill driving car out of shop. the car started and stalled four or five times and then wouldn't do anything. all the dash lights come on and everything seems normal it will cran...
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...
1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6044J
this car is supposed to crank but not start. problem only happened twice for the customer. we looked at it, could not duplicate problem. rec. and replaced fuel pump relay and eec power relay. customer took car for about a week and it would not start yesterday,... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor out of range), 96 (no power to fuel pump relay)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AOM
truck came in missing and running bad at times, sometimes the truck wont start at all. check engine light was burning checked for codes found code 98 and 28. the 98 code is for automatic transmissions but this truck is standard shift. 28 code is no tach signal... Trouble codes: 98 (automatic transmision), 28 (no tach signal)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FALP52U3T
Tansmission was replaced twice now with trannies from the wrecking yard. The first one was no good, sent an employee out to get another tranny and he came back with one out of a 2003 ford taurus with a 3.0L engine and only 41,000 miles on it. Everything thing ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I know about the intake gaskets on these and allready did them. No change at all. has the famous lean codes P0171 and P0174, along with misfire codes. long term fuel trim on bank 2 is 25 long term on bank 1 is -5 its got to be injectors, that's what I am think... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1100
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L compressor VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Vehicle arrived with leaking compressor. It was very obvious so compressor was replaced. Vehicle came back 3 weeks later with same problem. Evac and charge was performed. Compressor worked fine for half hour. Then all of a sudden BOOM r134a everywhere. The pre...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3130Y
hello i have this vech belongs to the tech that works with me. It is 2000 focus and the problem is it wont start sometimes. When it got to me it did not have cranking rpm wenn to hook up my vantage to check crank sensor, and bang it fired when cranked over. an...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Cust. is complaining of a miss and rough running on start up, smokes excessively(white smoke). I have checked glow plug system - all ok. plugged in block heater overnight, and concerns are gone. Checked compression - ok in all cyls. Jumper eot and run contribu... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 not contributing)
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14T12
I have multiple random cylinder missfires occuring mostly when cold. Fuel pressure is 48psi with koer,53psi with koeo, and 58 psi koer with vac line removed from regulator. My spec shows that fuel pressure needs to be 56-62 but does not state with koer, koeo, ... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L spark plug holes VIN: 4S6CM58WXW
coolant in spark plug holes, on top of plugs, when i put pressure on cooling system coolant will actually cover spark plugs{plugs still in engine} no coolant in oil or combustion chamber. is there a passage for coolant in top of head? do heads need to come off...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGC65555Y
car came in with a code 1456 and went through the tests and all pass. smoke test and individual solonoid tests all show good. cleared code and road test 2 drive cycles and set a pre code for p1157.If anyone has seen a similar situation please help Trouble codes: P1456, P1457
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: KMHDN45D31
customer brought car to shop. scanned the vehicle scanner gave a bunch of oxygen sensor codes and some undocumented codes. i replaced the oxygen sensor. light stayed out for about 2 min came back on had same codes again. when iam driving, the car drives fine f... Trouble codes: P1166 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 conrtol limit reached), P0135 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1), P0130 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 circuit malfunction), P0081 (intake valve control solenoid bank 2-circuit malfunction), U3118 (undocumented code), C0300 (undocumented code)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rack and pinion VIN: 4S2DM58W1Y
not having gauges to check pressure we are at a loss.the power assist works perfectly accept at idle. any help wouldbe greatly appreciated.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Radio VIN: 4S2CK58W52
This costumer replaced the battery and now the radio doesn't work I have a code that was on a metal tag but I don't know if it is in fact the radio code and if it is I can't find a procedure to even try this code I looked in alldata the customers owners manuel...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L overdrive VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7P
vehicle came in for no overdrive, scanner said was getting command, found wires at transmisison connector with no insulation left on last two inches of all three wires, oh ya it's a 42rh, just htree wires. repaired wiring, check solenoids and overdrive would n...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L No Start
Basic no start, so i thought. We have 36lbs. fuel pressure KOEO and KO bleeds to 20lbs in one min. It has a new fuel filter, pump with module, and new fuel pressure regulator. The injectors are not leaking down, and all injectors are pulsing with my noid light...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY49S8X
TPS Reads 5Volts All The Time, Tested All Circuits As Per Trouble Tree And All Test Correct, Replaced TPS And PCM And Had No Change To TPS Voltage, Tried Grounding TPS Signal Circuit (Before Grounding Had 5 Volts on It)And Sanner Data Does Not Change, Cleaned ... Trouble codes: P0505 (TPS High Voltage)
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF48S3I
this vehicle does not start. there's no check engine ligth when you turn on the ignition sw. also no spark and no inyection pulse. we think the problem was in the computer but we replaced twiced and no start. before we replace the computer we look all the grou...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs VIN: SALTY1246Y
Hello) I got this Rover in because the battery would go dead every other day or so. We replaced the alternator. A few days later and it is back. Now I found a draw of about .330 amps after evrything powers down. I traced this draw to the SLABS unit. I went aro...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs code VIN: 1NLM81W7VY
i have a lincoln town car with a abs code 1095. i try to clear the code,but my genisys would not clear code. it would say code did not clear, turn key off now turn key on eng not running clear code again.
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
This vehicle came to us with a flashing check engine lamp with 3 codes, P0031-low O2 circuit voltage on HO2SII, P0174-bank 2 lean, P0304-cylinder #4 misfire detected. It is also ready for a local OBDII emissions test. We were unable to access the OBDII side of... Trouble codes: P0031 (HO2SII Circuit low voltage), P0174 (System lean bank 2), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35311
This irattic problem only occurs after the engine is hot, outside tempature is hot & you have driven it for 5 miles or more. You could be driving 40 mph or less, or idling the engine cuts out, caugh, then dies. It will not start for 10-15 minutes depending on ... Trouble codes: P1345 (SGC signal circut problem), P1504 (IAC circut intermittant)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J92
I Have a problem with cylinder 3 dead misfire. First when you start the car it will run good for about 10-15 seconds then starts mising, constant dead misfire.Good fuel pressure, we switched the injector, ignition coil, wires, sparkplugs form the working cylin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1MEFM6537X
now veh back with similar problem but different. Timing belt was 1/2 its width and jumped on crankgear.Exhaust cam gear has in and out movement and very slight wiggle movement which I'm sure is causing belt to walk off cam forcing belt into metal bracket which...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Interior rearview mirror VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
The interior rearview mirror is not displaying the outside temperature correctly. The display reads SC (error code). The compass setting on the mirror is displayed correctly. We performed a diagnostic scan, but were not able to retrieve any relevant informatio...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Differential VIN: 4A3AA46H62
Hey guys, I have a real strange one. This vehicle makes a thumping or chattering noise coming from the left front wheel area when turning left and under hard acceleration. Will not do it any other time. Doesn't sound like a CV joint popping. I can feel it comi...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
This Maxima will start and stall cold if you crack the throttle open it will start fine. After that it will start and idle fine. I could not find any vac. leaks. I have limited access to info on this vehicle. I found a chewed wire to the Knock sensor and will ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0325
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D5T
Car came in with MIL and obvious misfire. Another shop installed related repair parts. We installed a new NGK plugs and (genuine nissan) distributor to fix internal oil seal leak and (hopefully) remedy the misfire. Resetting the throttle cable cleared the P050... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control), P0325 (knock sensor), P0304 (misfire 4)
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1H4BU31D7V
Attention nissan techs.. This altima only acts up for the cust. I first saw the car last week when she complained of having no power and cel on. test drove the car and no problems. checked for codes and found p0100-MAF and p0325-knock sensor. I checked old arc... Trouble codes: P0100, P0325
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y9Y
Hello fellow techs, today's nightmare is a Nissan Xterra, Car was towed in as a no start. Started and ran good when I first looked at it, then after 15 minutes time, it began to run irratically, stumbling, and would not race up or idle, ultimately stalling and... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor problem)
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4N2XN11T1Y
On this Quest the problem is that the ODOMETER dont work ,it dont register the miles but the SPEEDOMETER is ok it indicates the vehicle speed,I checked the back of the instrumet cluster for any loose cnnector and is ok.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Than...
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3NL12T1T
After initial repairs car seemed to run great. Yesterday customer returned and said car is acting up again. We test drove and 1 time had car seem to missfire or stumble between 30-40 mph. Customer stated that once there up to speed, say 50 on up no problems ar...
1998 Other Ford F450 7.3L input shaft VIN: 1FDXF47F3X
this truck has had the pilot bearing and input shaft along with the clutch and pressure plate replaced 3 times. After about 20,000 miles the pilot bearing is worn out and the input shaft destroyed. have checked transmission and engine alignment and flywheel ru...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K4S
There is no communication with the pcm and the check engine light is on all the time. I can communicate with the abs module, but not the air bag unless the computer is unplugged. We have gone through the no communication test from mitchell and it says to repla...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB524XW
In good weather car runs great no mil light but when get a bit damp starts to act up and mil on when warms up / drys out, mil off runs great again if any one has see this problem like to know please could save me a lot a time , as car will be coming in Friday ... Trouble codes: P0122, P0404 (EGR Solenoid performance problem), P1404 (undocumented code)

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L brake pedal
well,thanx for the replies...only 1 reply was correct & was just what I thought. Once this system goes completly dry & empty as it was it has a tendency to get airbound in the ABS pump. Car must be running & with scantool activate ABS while pressure bleeding!!...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Hey Gang, Thanx much...most everyone condemmed the thermostat with built in sensor. Replaced the same and after 2+ weeks the MIL has not returned, so I think we are home free. The intermittened roughness has not returned for some time, but may be a different... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat circuit).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADM6341Y
A new ignition switch as many of you sugested has fixed this one. However before i replaced the ignition switch, I disconected the battery and 'rebooted ',and that did get the radio and turn signals working. Thanks for the help, Ross
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L cylinders VIN: WBABN334X2
Thanks to Mickeal, Steve, Eric, Lawrence, Kenneth, and Dimitri! You all hit it right on the nose, the PCV system had failed due to the brief cold spell and was sucking the oil right out of the crankcase and into the cylinders. Pulled intake and replaced old sy...
1971 Buick electra 7.5L blinkers brake lights VIN: 484391H439
Thank you to everyone for all your help!! We did not know that the brake switch was wired to the turn signal. There must be a lot of great electricians on GM vehicles out there on IATN since almost every post was correct. After getting all the advice we were a...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW53L7M
hey guys very sorry for the long fix reply the reason been is to make sure he doesn't came back. all had good replys butv car will spark if you have computer un pluged so computer was not the problem, and those who said check power and ground good ideal but wh...
1992 Buick Regal 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WD11L8N
Hello and thank you to all that replyed. Yes it was the ecm giving us the problems, replaced it with new and it was good to go. Was my hunch all along but i have never seen those codes before and was a little hessitant to replace a 400$ component on a hunch. T... Trouble codes: 26 (Qaud-driver Ckt W/O ECM-Controlled Temp Light).
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD5330L
The fix is in! As many noted, injectors are a big problem on this vehicle. Six out of eight injectors were out of spec. Not a cheap fix at $160.00 each but the vehicle is in perfect shape and the owner wants to keep it so it got a complete set. It's not cost...
1986 Chevrolet K20 Suburban Custom 5.7L PINGS Bad VIN: 1GBEK16L3G
Hello and I want to thank everyone who replied to my help request.I started by bringing 1 cyl. up to TDC and checking to make sure the damper had not slipped,as alot of suggestion said.Found damper OK.Next I installed a adjustable vacum advance from MR Gasket ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Transmission in UK VIN: 1G1JC5246T
I would like to thank those that replied to my help request. I was hoping to find someone in the UK that would have a trans. I wish it was as easy as finding one here! I will have to send one via Fed Ex or something similar if my customer decides. He may have ...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1FP22K4V
problems with power feeds from fuse box were the most suggested tests. This car was actually missing a component of the traction control system which is controlled by the abs/traction ecm. The customer did not want to purchase the require parts so we unfortunt...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rotors
WOW! 45 Replies. Many of the replies are very good, however some techs don't read the repair history as recomendations to focus on the rear brakes (ie why have you not looked at the rear brakes) were of little use. After carefull consideration and with the cus...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L gauge VIN: 1GNDX13E61
What I found is that the sender is available separately, however as one reply stated it makes sense to replace the FP Module considering the time & mileage on the vehicle and the labor there are two different units available depending on the wheelbase ( extend...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG35U23
Thanks to all that responded. Drove us crazy for awhile but we finally found a broken wire in harness. It was barely rubbed through. Located on left side under pcm. Thanks Again! Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L control head VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
I have tryed the relearn of the mode door motors as per some of the help I was offered. After doing the relearn , I got the 2 wiper buttons to flash all the time also. I do believe since this happened the the control head is bad.I didnt see the need sticking a...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L alt. light on VIN: 1P3ES47C9X
I would like to thank all that replied to my request. I received several good replys relating to the problem. Special thanks to Tom [...], a Certified/Specialist Chrysler Technician who explained the circuit, of which I totally understand how it is suppose t...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L VIN Number Tag VIN: 2B3HD46R61
I owe another LARGE debt of gratitude to Iatn and it's technicians. TWO very important lessons learned: 1) NEVER throw away the old dash with VIN plates attached- one can get the special rivets from Dodge corporation to change the VIN plate over, 2)At least fo...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L odometer VIN: 1B3ES56C32
Thanks to everyone who responded. Unfortunatley I was unable to find anyone who could reset odometer to correct miles inexpensively. The online speedometer repair places ended up being more expensive than taking it to my local shop. I ended up paying $185 whic...
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C23
i want to thank all 19 of you who took the time to respond to my request for help!! as of this date the customer is unwilling or unable whichever it may be to pay for any more testing or diagnostics. so i must close this request as not repaired. this web sight... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304 (misfire cylinder 4).
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no 1-2 shift felt, Electrically SS is pulled in VIN: 1FALP57U2S
Not able to repair this car,but We think We've figured it out. Recieved some good information on where to look for the problem. Michael [...] su...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L low power VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
well this turned out to be one of those rare cases when i actually received two defective parts in a row. i tried many of the suggestions i received and everything still checked within specs. finally bit the bullet and sent truck to ford dealer. the ford deale...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDF1728V
First and foremost thanks to all who replied.This vehicle was a weird one the problem was the ignition coil pack. Every wire and cylinder was firing and KV was perfect, however some how it would not start my guess is the box shorted and changed the firing orde...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE1429W
Customer declined any further work and took the vehicle. Sorry we have no useful information to share with you on this one. You win some you lose some.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic Transfer Case Shift VIN: 1FTZX18W2W
Hey Guy's Fixed this one,I checked tsb's on shift motor problems and found the info I needed to check the (blue) switch pack on the back of the shift motor housing and replaced the switch pack and motor unit, all good now! thanks guy's for your help! Jeff...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F3X
dont know if you call it a fix or not. i had said that i would plug it in and see what happened. after about an hour i went to it and i had oil coming out of two more injectors. so i buzz tested again with no change(all buzzes from right bank). about three mor... Trouble codes: P1212 (ipc not at expected), P1211 (ipc pres above/below desired).
2000 Ford F F650 7.3L Oil VIN: 3FDWW6567Y
Got it! Well, thank you guys all very much! Sure looked like it was th Hi-pressure pump gasket. It was indeed the plug Carter talked about. Its about the hardest one to get a good look at. Drivers side, bottom of pump with 13mm hex head. Had to get a better mi...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L top of the engine VIN: 1FMYU93103
Thanks everybody for replays, I advised the customer to visit a Ford dealer after buying this vehicle to perform mentioned bulletin with retorquing front cam bearing caps. Other than this the vehicle turned up to be in pretty good shape except noisy tires, so ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlights VIN: 2FAHP71W03
Thanks to all who replied, Replacing Lighting Control Module fixed the Problem. I got one from the dealer and my cost was about $450.00, ouch! Sam from Indiana got me going in the right direction first, He told me that the head light switch is a grounding swit...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L front tires VIN: 1FTPW12554
Many thanks to all the members who responded to my e-mail. Apologies first for the delay in posting a reply. Had many ideas covering everything, and in order of what I beleive most likely would solve the problem. 1) Set camber closer to 0 on both sides. 2) lac...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: 2HGEH2440S
Thanks for all the help The throttle cable was adjusted way too tight, and I did a fluid change to Honda fluid. I had backed off the cable, to what I felt was enough and according to Alldata, but due to the replies I backed it off more. Nice and smooth shiftin...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: 1NKAY21D5R
well guys after alot of hair lost i found the white/black wire coming from ig switch going to the ig coil relay jumping around on a volt scale between 4v-8v traced to the e4-f3 connector right rear corner of ingine compartment finding connector green with carr...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A8X
we were able to get the codes, but used a different scanner. unfortinatly we could not get factory dtc info, or current data, but only sae codes. thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A8X
Since the problem was only occuring first thing in the morning we kept it for a few days. The symptom was like a bad MAF but we tried another to no avail. After a couple of mornings we noted that the problem was much more severe if we tried to accellerate with...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L idles rough VIN: SAJNV4842K
Replies received included questions such as whether I had adjusted the valves (it came in for a valve job as indicated in my original post), did I smoke it? (yes, no vac leaks) did I run it on a 4 gas? (yes. That test, coupled with the propane bleed convinced ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
thank you for all replies. unfortunatley i do not have a solid repair at this time, although i did learn some information. the code parameters are based on amerage draw, not o2 response time. the front 02's share a common power feed and have two separate groun... Trouble codes: P0135 (h02s heater ckt malf. b1 upstream 11), P0155 (h02s heater ckt malf. b2 upstream 2.1).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heat from vents VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Thanks everyone for the responces.We fixed the problem by replacing the aux water pump for the heater.It's working fine now!
1994 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FJ78S8R
thanks to all who help . yes it was the chain hitting the case , i repl. the drive chain and bearing & seals
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FJB8S7T
well it turned out to be the crank angle sensor on the bell housing. little knowledge is a dangerous thing. we did know this sensor existed thus were unable to find the problem.when the vehicle got hot we scoped the sensor and found it shorting out. the sensor...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GW58N91
thank to all who replied - we checked the battery and all tested good - we finally got customer to leave with us for a couple days and it acted up - we found the iac motor not moving when commanded - replaced and all is well - thanks for the great replies - th...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L a/c control head VIN: 1J4GW58N73
first thanks to everyone .the problem was the control head for automatic heat and a/c. since it would have been the third one the customer was reluctant to fix, but they finally did.checked all of the ground and power wires. also check for any wirring shorted ...
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