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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JH4KA8279R
a customer towed in his 94 legend and instructed us to do the head gaskets. there was an extreme amount of white smoke from the tailpipe when we pulled it into the shop. we pulled the heads off and found the #6 cylinder (drivers side rear cylinder)head gasket ...
1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA8279R
Vehicle was towed in as a no start, died while driving and would not restart. We found fuse #22 in dash fuse block was blown. This fuse sends power to fuel pump relay, along with about a dozen other circuits. Once we replaced fuse we test drove vehicle and aft...
2005 Acura TSX 2.4L srs system VIN: JH4CC968X5
hi all we got this acura from a body shop we replace all the bags that went off right side curtin and side air bag main module and side module in the seat we get code 85-79 opds deviation fault iam trying to reset the code according to all data this system nee...
1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Rocker arm oiling VIN: WBADK830XJ
Customer does his own maintenance and has removed the valve cover for valve adjustment and observed number 1 cylinder cam lobes worn heavily. He removed the oil pipe and it was clean, he started the motor with the oil pipe removed and there is no oil available...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD4325P
Car came in on the hook, dead battery..replaced the battery. Started the car up...starts like a champ..runs nice and smooth. Check the charging system:OK After about 30-45 seconds of idling the car starts dropping rpm...then a slight misfire occurs. As more ti... Trouble codes: 201 (02 sensor at limit bank 1), 203 (02 sensor at limit bank 2), 26 (ECU lost battery voltage)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8341Y
has check eng lite on for sec air injection valve actuation and injector 1 actuation car runs great after fixing intake problem replaced both sec air injection valves and relay lite still comes on same codes used gt1 bmw laptop to activate air pump pump works ... Trouble codes: P0412, P0201
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN534X1
I Know that there is a problem with these 2 specific codes.I have checked the Air Pump...Plenty of volume.There is no carbon on the backside of the Check valve.The vacuum hose to the valve is intact,and when I apply vacuum the Air pump changes pitch...so the v... Trouble codes: 80 (Secondary Air System Bank 1), 81 (Secondary Air System Bank 2)
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1G4CW53L3M
Hi All i have this Park Avenue with dome lights and door lights staying on, i removed all of the relays under the right dash panel but the lights remain, when i remove fuse 15 from the fuse box under left dash the dome lights went out, when i remove fuse #3 fr...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 3-2 solenoid VIN: 1GCEK14K0R
I got the truck with the 3-4 clutch smoked. I was told this happened every 12-18,000 miles since the trans was rebuilt at a dealer. I found no good causes. I'm good with transmissions but don't understand what can cause the only glitch i can find. It shows a 3...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L blowing black smoke VIN: 1GCCS1447R
Came in with complaint of a coolant leak (we had repaired 3 hoses two weeks ago and had advised there may be more)and that it would hunt for an idle when you came to a stop. We found a leak at the left rear of the head gasket, but could not duplicate the hunti... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust)
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDT19Z3S
This vehicle came in with a no start condition. Intial inspection showed that the truck seemed to be flooding itself out and would run only if throttle was WFO. The exhaust has thick smoke indicating a rich condition. No change in symptoms after changing CTS a...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52M1V
Hello, Car was towed-in as a no start. Customer said it would idle but will die when putting into gear. When I drove it in car would idle but die when trying to accelerate. Scanned computer and had six codes,(map,maf,tps,misfire...). Cleared computer and car s... Trouble codes: P1374 (Map sensor)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front axle, transfer casenois VIN: T8XZ111047
customers complaint is a low pitched rumble from feft front starting at 45 mph. i originally isolated it to the front axle, found bad left carrier bearing. changed all front axle bearings, reinstalled front axle, noise is still there. removed transfer case, di...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L 3.4 shift VIN: 2G1WX15K71
this trans works fine 1st to second 2nd to 3rd but will not shift to 4th.scan data shows solenoid is activated. lock up in 3rd shows only 50 to 60% and when shows shift to 4th it has 20% . once in 1o times when 4th gear actvated you feel a slight drop i rpm's ...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 2G1WH55K11
cooling fans and a/c clutch are always, on scanner shows a/c request all the time(a/c controller in off position). have replaced cooling fan relays.
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Misfire VIN: KL1TD62604
Vehicle developes an intermintent miss usually after returning to idle. Customer had spark plugs replaced before bring the car to us. The car will run fine at higher rpm's and develope a miss upon returning to idle. After returning to idle the car will smooth ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0700 (transmission fault), P1781 (Corrupt engine rpm info to transmission)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7HF16Y3X
This truck starts fine ever time. fuel with in spec and holding over nite.When cust backs out of drive way or coming to stop with in the first 5-10 min of driving it stalls.I has happen to me just 2 times and both times fuel is right on but I noticed data inje...
1989 Ford Pickup F350 7.5L engine
hey gang this truck only overheats when under load idling it does fine i know i have poor circulation with water pump and rad. i've block tested it and it was negative i kn0w thats not 100% but truck runs fine [other than being road hard and hung up wet]what i...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L alternator/regulator VIN: 1FDJE34MIL
Seems like it's always Friday when this happens. This E350 is an old ambulance with a aftermarket charging system. Leece Neville(presotlite) is the manufacuter. Installed new alternator to fix no charge condition and adjusted voltage regulator to spec, 14v at ...
1991 Ford Aerostar 4.0L flex plate VIN: 1FMDA41XMZ
Hey Guys has any one ran into this? we have this aerostar that has cracked two flex plates since long block install we can find no binding or alignment issues. this last plate had damaged the spacer block thet is placed between crank and flex plate. the dealer...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L9T
This car sets lean codes (171 & 174). Recently we replaced the MAF. Previously we replaced the intake o-rings + both oxygen sensors for the same codes. I'm not sure how long the light stayed off after the previous repairs. I have smoked it for vacuum leaks and... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F4V
Somebody help me!! This truck came in here for an oil pan replacement do to rust. Pan was a bear to do, replaced oil pick-up tube gasket also. Since, the truck runs like garbage, On cold fire up glow plugs work 8-12 seconds. Starts fine. 4-5 seconds later star... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure not controllable-pressure above or below desired)
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Gem VIN: 1FMYU24X1W
I have installed a new Gem on 11/16/2005 for the 4x4 not working. On 01/20/2006 the vehicle came back for the 4x4 high and the 4x4 low lights flashing. I checked for codes in the pcm and there were none. I checked for codes in the Gem and got codes P1804 and P...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: IFTZX18W2W
Hi Guys, I am in need of some information concerning the location of the transfer case shift relay module and the gem module. I have wiring diagrams but no component location. I am trying to pinpoint a "stuck in 4 Low" prolblem. Have tried another shift motor ...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
We have checked the "fixes" in the database and do not see any that totally apply. Vehicle came in with a "miss" and check engine lamp lit. Code indicates misfire hits in #4 cylinder. The misfire is not a complete "dead" miss and it will change in intensity. T... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L oil in cylinders 2&5 VIN: 2FM7A514OX
this van came in with check eng light on retrieved codes are po305 and po174. scoped engine and found kvs on cylinders 2 and 5 low about 5kvs removed plugs and had pretty good amount of carbon build up on both plugs 5 worse than 2. rplaced plugs and rescoped b...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
hi guys i have this explorer in and i dont know what else to do i have done almost everything after driving this truck for 3 or 4 days same codes came again can some one give an ideiawhat else can i do thank you Trouble codes: 171 (system lean bank 1), 174 (system lean bank 2)
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6638Y
This vehicle was brought to me from another shop which related the repair history. I have checked the car for vacuum leaks and smoked it to no avail. Any help would be appreciated. Disconnecting the MAF makes no difference to fuel trim. Thanks Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S51
car originaly came in with a complaint of missing at idle got car into shop and pulled code po301 checked plugs and were worn out so i replaced plugs wires fuel filter air filter and cleaned injectors and intake with bg three part system car left and every thi... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDJK34R4X
customer has a gmc k3500 cab and chasis with a dump bed and dual fuel tanks. customer states sometimes rear tank doesnt seem to empty all the way. my questions are as follows. a) how do i test the modules ability to activate the balance pump? i tried to jumper...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: NO VIN
I need help from the Honda experts. I have a 92 Civic with the wrong motor in it. It is supposed to have a D15B7 engine (multi port injection) but it has had D15B2 motor installed (dual point injection). It has the multi point intake and electronics on it but ...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L condenser VIN: 1HGCD7239R
This car is driving my tech crazy. Initially found leak at condensor to dryer line, replaced line, dryer and o rings with oem parts, recharged system and sent out working fine. One month later all refrigerant had leaked out. At that time we found leak on other...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1110008880
replaced timming belt and now the radio wont work security light flashing and error is flashing on screen looks like I need a reset code Thanks
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L timing belt VIN: JHMBB62441
timing belt is tight when warm but loosens when cold sitting still. Is this mormal . I was told to replace tensioner . I was also told to loosen both adjusting bolts turn motor one time then tighten bolts back up. dont know if loose is normal when cold
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES15175
hopefully someone out there can help us with this one. we have talked to a couple of different honda dealerships and have not had any fixes yet. this car was towed in after hitting the ditch. cleaned it up and not much damage done. had been on its side for a l...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W9W
Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a rodeo thatís giving me a hard time; it came into my shop with the check engine light on and two codes stored, p0401 and p0101. Of course the truck runs like a champ whenever Iím looking at it. I down loa... Trouble codes: P0401, P0101
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L brake pedal VIN: SAJHV1642J
checked wiring with alldata & mitchell, but it's not complete. they don't show how the charge switch & low pressure switch are tied into the system. i can manually run the pump, but can't get the pump to automatically come on. does anyone have the factory wiri...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHX4XTC7
Vehicle came in with a seized right front caliper. I was going to rebuild the caliper so I pressed out the piston hidraulically and after discovering that the piston was no good I installed a rebuilt caliper, new pads and rotors and flushed the fluid with a BG...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
Thanks for checking this one out. Our customer came in with a complaint of an intermittant cut-out and a slight stumble/misfire. Upon test drive, we did experience a stalling when coming to stops and mostly at idle. It did in fact have a slight stumble which f...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDUP131X2
hi every tech out there,i have this kia truck which customer brought from florida and was half way under water,ecm and conncoter where replaced and crank sensor also, ign coil. i have no spark and injector blink come when cranking and if you continue cranking ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument ilumination VIN: JT8UF11E1R
Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle has the ilumination in the instrument pannel not working intermitantly. Any help would be apreceated. Thanks, Danny
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L code 36 VIN: JT8GK13T7S
After repairs, notices abs light was on. Inspected for codes, found many codes. We set several codes from trans flush, running car in air in drive to make pump work faster. Cleared codes & 36 keeps coming back. We have tested right front & left rear speed sens...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM86SSS
this car at all temp settings it blows out the vents or heater vent or defrost the same about 50 degrees (it is about 70 degree outside today) the only time the temp out the vent will change is when it is put to 90 setting (max heat)then it is about 120 degree...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM86S7Y
I think it is air pocket somewhere any tricks to bleed this system???
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2215S
I'm scratching my head here. OK, I have fuel pressure and flow, quality ok, I ignited a sample on the shop floor. I have good compression and good spark in all 6 holes. Cam and ign. timing are on the money too. With a scan tool I can see an air flow of 1.5 gra...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L brakes booster VIN: WDBNG75J61
brake pedal intermitent fills kind of soft but not too bad then warning appears in instrument cluster (brakes) dealer recomend complete boster,i need to know if there is a way to solve this problem with less money. can somebody help me. thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBGA51G6X
Cleared codes, restarted, runs ok for about 30 to 60 seconds then misfire returns on #2 & #8 cylinders, with same codes and injector trigger to the affected cylinders disappears. I believe I have a bad PCM. Any sugestions will be welcomed. Thanks, Trouble codes: P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0308 (8 cylinder misfire)
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L02
This vehicle is giving a strange situation I hope someone has seen before. It only has a very slight one time missfire when cold to warm, like a glitch for a split second about every 30 seconds. Warms up and doesn't do it again until it cools down.
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3CF34B8P
help! this my first request so bear with me. this 93 eclipse came in not running, ran scan test & found codes 25 (baro) & 42 (fuel pump). we replaced airflow meter & main relay and the car started, but whats happening is that the injectors on cylinders #2 ... Trouble codes: 25 (barometric sensor), 42 (fuel pump)
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
New customer - Delivered starting/idling/running fine but would not rev above about 2,800 rpm's. Can't seem to get codes 23 (Idle switch) or 24 (Inhibitor switch) codes to go away after deleting memory then rechecking. Came up with a code 43(injector) code onc... Trouble codes: 23 (Idle switch), 24 (Neutral/clutch inhibitor switch), 43 (Injector)
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L trip odo, clock, climate control memory VIN: 1FMZU72K93
Group, This customers concern is that the memory in the trip odometer, and the memory of the climate control does not remain there after key is turned off for 10 minutes. Also, the clock does not function, and we have tried a new clock asembly to no avail. It...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
It's Murphey's Law again. The goodwill jobs always go from bad to worse. We first saw this car a couple months ago for a coolant leak. It was road hazard damage to the radiator. We replaced the radiator & struggled to get the cooling system bled. But it bled o...
1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Rear drum brakes VIN: 3G2JB11H7R
This veh rear brakes seem to be doing all the work, more so the left rear. When you touch the brake pedal the car's suspenion will dive down in the back and the brake will bang on and off for a lack of a better term. We have replaced shoes of different comp an...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G2NW12M4T
This car came in several months ago, symptoms were start and die. Found bad passlock sensor replaced and performed relearn proceedure. Customer took car, ran great for about two weeks then started same problem again. It has same 1629 code again pass lock senso... Trouble codes: 1629 (passlock cylinder)
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L engine noise VIN: 1G2JD12T5V
Vehicle came in with knocking noise, after some time checking we determined that most of the noise came from the timing cover. we removed the cover and found that the chain was hitting part of the aluminum cover and had worn away about 1/8 of an inch of materi...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52M4V
This car shuts off or stalls bang dead . It restarts immediately and drives OK No check eng lamp,no stored codes to help either.We tested fuel pressure 38 psi the spec is 42-47 psi.the car runs very good strong .It feels like the computer or ignition module bl...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L power windows VIN: 1G2NW52M4V
I hope someone's seen this before to make it an easy fix! When operating any window from the master switch or any switch, and powering any window to the down postion, no problem! When going up, every window goes slow and eventually stops. I,m guessing there's ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOCA2986X
Hello group,This Boxter came in with a complaint of excessive oil burning and a MIL on.There were two codes,P1124,and P1126,both are fuel adaption codes.And this car blows a big puff of oil smoke out of the exhaust when started.I checked the archives and there...
1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L shifting VIN: YS3CF68M6V
posting database is incorrect - this is a fully mechanical automatic trans - database does not offer option for correct selection of trans. car will start out ok in 1st and shift almost immediately to 4th gear - if shifted manually (with shift lever) will enga...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L valve train VIN: JF1FSF6554
I am in the midst of one of those "you were just there, what did you do" scenarios. This Subaru has the 2.5 single overhead cam engine, not the DOHC which is notorious for problems. We replaced the timing belt approx. a month ago- was going to replace the tens...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L egr VIN: 19UUA5643X
Thanks to everybody that responded. I have ordered the EGR update kit from Acura (no local dealer) and will be performing the update fix soon. Everyone that responded..I owe you guys!! Thanks! Chris
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Stall VIN: 5UXFA53503
Hi everybody, thanks for everybody, almost all the replies were to replace the camshaft sensor on the intake manifold side which fixed the problem and all is well, good performance on take off and no more cutting off. Thank you again Best regards
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L clutches VIN: 1G4CU54C6K
The fix is another transmission..after waiting days and days on a cylindrical bearing for the input sun gear, I put it back together and put it in the car...but I did not get it fixed. What it is doing, is staying in 3rd gear, and going into 4th also..binding ...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cooling System VIN: 2G4WS52J9Y
THANKS to all who sent me information to help fix this vehicle. The response was unbelieveable and very helpful. Whereas the customer has elected not to continue with our desire to fix his vehicle, we only did a coolant flush to date, I can share with you the ...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L information center VIN: 3G5DB03E32
thanks to steve from north dakota, hold mode button on panel for three seconds and it toggles back and forth between english and french. you would think the owners manuel would infor you about this and you think the customer would have complained before we did...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L starting VIN: IG6KF57941
vehicle acting eratic. found all lights and guages goind on and off at will. checked all ground and positives. overlooked ground strap below the alternator. appeared to be in good condition. at closer examination found the end on the wire was broke and conduct...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC1445P
I tried another module. I replaced it with a GM module and it took care of the problem. Thanks all
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out, fire leaves VIN: 3GNFK16R0V
Hello and Thanks to all who replyed. After trying all replys I still had same problem. With nothing else to do I decided to try another set of plugs and hooked up my scan tool and watched the cylinder misfire data. Well you guess it cylinder #2 was would show ...
1999 Chevrolet Step Van 5.7L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1GBHP32R2X
Sorry about the wait but this one is fixed. Turned out to be a melted ignition switch connector that also melted part of the ignition switch. The melted connector is no longer available so I made my own connector. It also had a broken ignition rod link in the ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDL19W3Y
HUGE Thanx to all who responded so quickly!!! I was able to find the gasket at CarQuest with the Standard Ign #VG57. The guys like, 'Yeah, I've got one on the shelf. Hey! it does have a screen in it.' Trouble codes: 404 (EGR open position performance).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHHK29G2
We scoped the cam sensor and you could see a small glitch at times. We replaced cam sensor and corrected the problem. Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor circuit low voltage).
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13ZX2
I would like to thank Patrick and tony for there help. actually thanks to everyone who replied. we checked intake with carb spray and actually set a misfire code. thanks again guys, customer is very happy along with all of my techs.
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR10T0J
hello-this vehicle gave us more info while working on it-we pulled codes again and came up with 41-ego lean code-checked the o2 and it was stuck at .150 volts at all times-thats why when it was in open loop it would run ok-as soon as it would try to go into cl... Trouble codes: 18 (pip circuit).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2F2EF14Y7M
I checked injector dwell which should be at 2.5 to 3.5 at idle. It was at 6 percent at idle. Since everything else was checking good I cleaned the injectors. The dwell immediently went to 2.5 and the truck ran great. This is the first time I have seen injector...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AOM
i want to thank all the tech's who help us find the problem. first i want you to know we did not leave any of the parts on the truck that we tryed on it that did not fix it. after reading about all the problems differant one's of you had with grounds my tech d... Trouble codes: 98 (automatic transmision), 28 (no tach signal).
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTCR11T0N
After some reseach found out this vehicle used to have auto-locking hubs, But the vehicle had manual locking hubs, so we re order proper parts, And vehicle so far is fine, time will tell.
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
I blew all of the lines out with air again, code hasn't returned, Hopefully it won't. If by chance it does I will post something else if it comes back Trouble codes: P0446.
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U1V
Thanks for the OTC number for the cam sync tool. We syncronized the cam sensor, code still kept coming back. Replaced the DPFE with updated plastic one and it seems to have cured the problem. Light is out so far!. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0340 (CAM sensor circuit fault).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF17Z1W
Well to sum up the main problem I had with this vehixle is a lack of info. My Alldata wiring diagrams were for another type of system and when I asked them if they had anything else different they said they did not. I called the manufacturer GFCI and asked the...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L radio & dome lamp VIN: 1FTNX2157X
Thank you very much guys, as usual several replies hit the nail on the head. As I mentioned the 2 problems were intermittant, but while we were moving it around the lot the dome lamp came on and stayed on. This is what we did. We removed the cover , pulled the...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWX33F4Y
Fixed, and thank you to all who replied, the replies were all helpfull, as many of you suggested, I needed to test further, after a buzz test (really neat) I determined that injectors #1, and 5 did not buzz like the others, and it also set my p1278 code again.... Trouble codes: P1278.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTSF31F4Y
It appears that this is a very common problem & we recieved many replies. The actual fix as provided by Michael [...]. they all suggested to replace the pads with Motorcraft Super Duty pads & that was the fix. A very simple fix f...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R7X
Well most of you were right. Even though I didn't see any obvious problem with the cap and rotor I replaced it anyway, with dealer cap and rotor. started up. running good. thanks
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Charging VIN: KMHJF21M8W
Had original alt, rebuilt, fix concern. thanx for all the help.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHCG45C11
Thanks to all that replied-especially Boris from Quebec whose reply saved us a lot of time. We found two broken orange/black tracer wires located inside the wiring harness right next to the brake booster. One wire feeds power to the ecu memory, the other provi...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX574XV
looks like the problem is with the ecm. The customer had installed a high pwr amp for the radio and was back feeding the electral system. This caused a number of problems that we were not even aware of. I decided to give it back to the customer because the jag...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Starting VIN: 5AJDAO1D9Y
Well its fixed, The problem was I was thinking anti thief and after all the great replys, there was spark but no fuel. So we tested the circuit and this is our findings. The fuse was poped going to the pump that is located in the trunk, we installed new fuse a...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D7Y
first i would like to thank everybody who replied to my help request. we retimed the chains, found right cam sprockets not properly torqued. torqued them to specs and replaced all ignition coils . no more check engine light and no more misfire. running like a ... Trouble codes: 340 (cmp sensor circuit malfunction bank 1), 341 (cmp sensor circuit malfunction bank 2).
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Service Reminder Light VIN: SALPV124XW
Thank you to all who have replied. It looks like this vehicle will be making a trip to the dealer to get the light turned off, I do not want to pull the bulb out. I have no idea whi Mitchell says that there is a box but I hope this helps others. Again, thank y...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1FU21P4N
We replaced resistor/condensor with used part. Part was not available from dealer. We also replaced the ignition coil to be safe. So far all is well.
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starter, ring gear VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
This one is fixed, but not by me. Our local Napa store did not accept my evaluation of the situation and made my customer go to a local 'Napa Care Center' to re-diagnose the concern. He agreed with me and even refused the 1st starter that the store sent him be...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L rear brakes VIN: 1P4GP45R3V
Responses were overwhelmingly pointing at the drums. Since we had already re-machined the drums with a very slow cut on the same lathe we've done many hundreds of Voyager drums, plus swapped the drums and still had the noise stay on the right side we still dou...
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX54C7M
wow you guys are great! Almost everyone said crank sensor.I hooked up the ole lab scope and there it was! This is what I found.Upon inspection of the sensor and wiring I noticed anti-freeze in the plug...What? I looked a little deeper and found the intake was ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Races VIN: 1G2NW12M2W
As I stated the job got passed on to another tech who has (atleast so far) taken care of the case of the car with a mind of its own. Having ruled out cruise control and floormat possibilies we realized as most of you said that extra air was getting passed the ...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB524XW
pcm seals fail and also gets packed with leaves and other crap. that was exactly the problem that we had we opened the PCM and found water damage that was giving the codes 0404 and 1404 being stuck open and stuck closed at the same time is strange ??.Changed p... Trouble codes: P0122, P0404 (EGR Solenoid performance problem), P1404 (undocumented code).
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52E9X
Thank you for the replys. The response confirming our finding that the theft sysem was not the cause helped us to jump in take a deeper look. Several responses had suggested push rods were not installed properly due to intake and exhaust are different lengths ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Cold engagement VIN: 1G2WJ52M6X
Well, this certainly was an eye opener! Seems everyone knew about the problems GM had with the input clutch lip seals except me. All but one of the replies remarked on this fact. The seals shrink just like they used to on the 440 T-4 and won't allow engagement...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Engine oil leak VIN: JT3VN39W5N
Hello again, busy as usual. I toredown the cylinder head on the passenger side, found that leak was indeed from head gasket at oil passage. However, the gasket also failed at number 1 sealing ring, causing metal pieces of gasket to become lodged in bore, destr...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L power door locks VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
well we did check everything and finally found that at one time someone had installed a aftermarket alarm then had it removed (which customer told us after we found problem) they had repaired all the wiring correct except two wires that were hooked up backward...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shift solenoid VIN: JTEHH20V82
Thanks for all the replies, a few pointed toward the ecm A special thanks to tom from Minnesota he spent some time on the phone with me to talk about his horror story any way ecm is covered under 8-80 and a friend who works at the dealer stepped up and install...
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