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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA8279R
Had this Legend come in on the hook with crank/fire-for-2-3-revs/stall condition. Owner says it happened once the day before, but after sitting for a few hours it started and ran fine. After stopping and re-starting, he has not been able to restart again, nor ...
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A7N
Hi Everyone, I'll thank you all in advance. Here is the problem. Car was towed in with no spark and there is injector light though my scanner doesn't cover European vehicles. I tried to get codes by jumping the diagnostic connector, however it is supposed to h...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B91
P1522? Vehicle runs great, but check engine light on with P1522 code, cam actuator bank #2. Need to know where to start as All Data gives no direction (they say to check intake system) when code seems to mean either the cam actuator isn't working or the timing... Trouble codes: P1522 (cam actuator bank 2)
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L blower VIN: WBAGD8325R
car came to us with blower operating all the time. will go off when key is off or when blower relay is pulled. it will also run even after the blower switch is unplugged, however it appears to slow down to the next level. i noticed that when i click just off m...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L goes into neutral VIN: WBADN6334X
am dealing with the original problem when the vehicle originally came in.
1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L automatic air/heat VIN: 1G4HR53L5P
Looking for some help on this 93 buick lesabre. The car has automatic heat and air conditioning. Intermittently the display on the control head will start flashing and it will start blowing cold air. I went into the self diagnostics on the control head and fou...
1993 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WD54L5P
Engine turns over but no start. No MIL, No codes, No Spark, No Fuel. Went through the diagnostic procedures (per Alldata) for No MIL, no start. Results recommended PCM replacement. Replaced PCM and all problems still remain. No signals to ignition or fuel sys...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P0P
Car came in on hook no start code 42 replaced ign. module for code 42 fixed 42 and 41 popped up .ran gm trouble tree for code 41 all checked ok and it said to replace ecm .ran pre ecm replacement chart all power & grnds ck ok.,KOEO all gnds 45-55 mv.replaced e... Trouble codes: 41 (est shorted or open), 42 (ign module replaced and cleared 42 but but 41 popped up)
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3R
vehicle was towed in as a no start. cranks good. diagnoised bad fuel injector assembly. vehicle sat on lot till bill was paid (about 2 monthes). we started it from time to time, now the customer has paid his bill and we went out to start it for him and same pr...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Surge, MIL Lamp on, bucking VIN: 1G1LD55MXT
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and missing at idle. checked ignition secondary scope pattern and found numerous spark plug cables going to ground. Replaced all ignition cables and spark plugs with oem parts.Cleaned fuel injectors and replaced pcv v... Trouble codes: P0336
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L pcm/alt VIN: 1G1JC5242V
vehicle came to shop with engine locked up.after engine replacement vehicle is not charging.i have battery voltage at alt.i am only getting 5v at control wire(red)to regulator.should this be 12v to turn on alt?if so the only thing that i see that controls this...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13W4X
good morning all, this ones been a killer $$$ vehicle came in for maintenance and after inspection,found oil leaks and coolant leaks. upsold repairs which included intake gasket / vc gaskets / and after removal of brackets found headgaskets leaking coolant (ex...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L unsure VIN: 1GNDX03E9Y
This truck has a pop in the right front suspention/strut only when wheels are turned and slowly creeping.I have inspected all the cradle mounts,bushings,strut,etc. and cannot locate the problem?I have taken out the strut and even replaced the upper mount. You ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L radio, service engine soon light. VIN: 1GCCS1452Y
vehicle came in with dead battery. recharged , no other problems found. thought customer had left something on. repeated several times over 2 months. finally we found the ses light on and radio stayed on with the keys out and in your hand. the radio has the op...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Park/Courtesy VIN: 2G1FP22K51
Thanks ahead of time for any help on this car. It's a 01' Chevy Camaro that sometimes the park/courtesy lights will stay on and never turn off after locking car with remote. Other times it will work fine as your indicator that the car has locked, along with th...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1GCGK13UX2
Hi, Im hoping some one has a trick to get the lefthand stub axle out of the housing so I can replace the axle shaft and seal. Ive done many seals and bearings in the past and never have had a problem getting the axle out of the housing with either 2 prybars or...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
Van fails efficiency at idle? Freeze frame data always shows between 600-700rpm. This van originaly had a convertor replaced by another tech about 1 year ago. I got it a couple of weeks ago because of the P0420 DTC. Checked it out and found a dirty MAF and con... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC efficiency below threshold)
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GBJC34U22
gm techs help, this 1 ton has a main fuel tank and a aux. fuel tank. aux tank fuel pump never comes on to pump fuel into main tank. found fuel pump relay for main tank but not for aux. tank. owners manual shows a upfitter relay located in a center of dash fuse... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Tire size VIN: 2GCEK19T54
Hi guys, This is my truck. I just recently replaced my (P245/75/16) wheels and tires with (P265/70/17) wheels and tires. Outside of maybe throwing the speedometer off a little, if I don't recalerbrate the computer, will it affect anything else in the truck? I...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 3.5L suspension
Hello everyone, I am working on a 2004 Colorado 4x4 that is used as a mail delivery truck, the vehicle has an intermittent vibration when driving at 50 mph that disappears when slowing to around 25 mph. The vehicle has been to Bill & Teds excellent garage and...
1990 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GK44R7L
This should be a slam dunk. The Van originally was towed in. I checked for spark and had spark. I checked for fuel and no fuel. I banged on bottom of gas tank while cranking it and it started. I replaced the fuel pump and filter, now it ran. Customer picked it...
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L stays in limp mode VIN: 1B3HD46T1R
Car will shift fine sometimes, other times has delayed reverse and then stuck in limp mode(1st only). If you clear codes car will act normal. also customer says when it is stuck in 1st he will cycle the key a few times and then catr will shift fine for a while...
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B3ES67CXS
car seems to have a surge, cuts out, low-power. First thing I did was to check it with my scanner which is a snap on mt 2500 ,the code I'm getting says 85 undocumented code the troubleshooter was of no help, I could not find that code in any of the books I hav... Trouble codes: 85 (undocumented code)
1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB21Y2V
replaced both cylinder heads on this van for low compression, runs good drives nice. Before repair started had ck engine light on, now still on also, noticed cat is rattling so figured it was that, but dtc says po443 If I clear the code as soon as i put key on...
1998 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AL54F8W
Just reinstalled the head after big head rework. No injector pulse on #3 & #4 injectors. #1 & #2 injectors fine and crank and cam signals show good waveforms and spark on all cyls ok. All injectors have power and harness is ok: ohm and voltage checked to ecm....
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FDLF47G5R
guys i need some help on this one it just goes in an out of closed loop when ever it wants.the customer is complaining about fuel milage(temp. at 196 )so what does the computer need to see to go into closed loop.the o2 sensor reads between .70-.87 most of the ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: IFALP52U75
Please help, this car is driving us crazy, literally! Car came in about a week ago with customer complaining about car having no power, and it turned out that the catalytic converters were stopped up, so the customer went to a muffler shop and had them gutted... Trouble codes: 176 (Lean Bank 2), 177 (Rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel Pump Circuit Open - ECA to ground), 543 (Battery to ECA)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No communication VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
This Explorer came in with the customer complaint that the transmission would not upshift normally and then would slam into gear and the OD light would start flashing. The OD light was flashing when the truck came to our shop. We attempted to pull codes and t...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTHF26F6V
Greetings members. I would like to thank you in advance for any help you might offer. The largest problem with this vehicle is that it smokes and misses when cold. This problem seems to clear up just as soon as you start to work the engine. I have not tested...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Car came in for check engine light. 2 codes. 443 for the purge circuit, and a code for the cam sensor which I don't remember at the moment as it's written elsewhere. The synchro housing that holds the cam sensor was broken in half, and the interupter (vane) wa... Trouble codes: 443 (evap ctrl system purge control valve circ malf)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Replaced left cylinder head with new casting, valves, etc. Old head was cracked. My machine shop assures me this is common, they see lots of them. Engine showed no real signs of badly overheating. Replacement of the head with a new casting solved the problems ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1138X
po340 cam sensor circuit, customer replaced cam sensor and pcm. I did continunity test and tests for short to B+ and gnd all negitive. tone ring on the cam and valve timing both ok there is a tsb for a broken/cracked flex plate but this is a manual trans. Any ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor circuit)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP55S21
vehicle arrived with customer self diagnosis of needing a tune up . had engine misfire. plugs and wires were replaced. misfire remained. sent to my stall. found misfire to be cylinder 1. checked injector flow ok just to be sure i moved injector to cylinder 2 m...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L o/d light flashes VIN: IFMZU67E81
hi fello techs, this vehicle came to the shop with code P0733, I KNOW IT IS THE INCORRECT GEAR ratio for the vehicle. Can any one give me some thing on the code. phil
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L 1st and 4th VIN: 1FMNU43SX1
First of all I dont do many trans jobs but I have done several E4ODs and never had any problem, I was comfortable with this since its based on the E4OD. Customer complaint was long harsh shift into 2nd gear and engine light on. Scanned and found code P0781 (1-...
1993 GMC Sonoma 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTCT1928P
Good after noon Gm techs.I have a 93 sonoma that will not shift into 4wd high.If I put it in neutral it will shift to 4wd low and back to 2wd high.It will not go into 4wd high.I have tried a encoder motor and a TCCM and a switch, still don't work.I have checke...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L turn signal switch VIN: 1GTHK29G71
This vehicle has a tilt wheel on it. Need to know how to remove the tilt lever and also how to get the air bag module/horn pad out. This is the first one I have done and what info I have is pretty vague or I'm just dense. Thanks for any help. John
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L low rpm limit VIN: 1GTHK24294
when this truck is warm it intermitantly governs the throtle at 2100 rpm it has a code 1093 fuel rail pressure low on enrichment. their is no fuel in the oil and is starts great. i have scoped the fuel pressure sender with a vantage pro but the problem is to i... Trouble codes: P1093
2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Blower motor VIN: 1GKGK26U44
Thanks for any possible insight...We have a 04' GMC YukonXL K2500. It has dual zone auto climate system on here. Complaint is that it sounds like for a split second the blower motor increases in speed or that the recirculate air door slightly opens (hard to te...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L automatic shoulder belt VIN: IHGCB7659L
This car came in and customer stated the automatic shouder belt would work intermittently and were working at that time .Well car is back and they dont work at all.Checked fuses okay.I am not sure were to start to trouble shoot this problem .Never worked an a ...
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 ...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D4P
This one is a hair puller, The car starts and runs well until it warms up. When the engine is warm it will loose spark on Nnumber 6 coil only. If you accelerate over Idle the problem goes away. If you scope the signal side of the coil it will slowly disappear....
1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Hesitation, Lacks power on hills VIN: 2J4FY19E7L
First let me thank you for taking the time to help me with this Jeep. Customer is a fix it yourselfer until he can't fix it and then brings it to me in pieces usually on a tow truck and says, "can you fix it for me?". This one started out as him trying to put ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L l/s mirror VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
I found the l/s outer rearview mirror motor inop. Found damage to wiring and housing. Dealer cost for mirror is 500.00. I have seen some available on-line for around 100.00. Has anyone replaced an outside heated mirror with an aftermarket part and if so, was i...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Steering VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Vehicle came in with a hard to steer problem. We checked out the vehicle and found the steering hard in both dirrections. Mitchell pointed toward the pump. We installed two new pumps from the dealership and the problem still exist.We purged the air from the sy...
1995 Mazda Protege S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1443S
Hi there, new client, had codes read at dealer and VICS solenoid replaced, lamp on again-dealer stated needed PCM. car in to me for first time, lamp on same code, returning tomorrow for diagnosis-printed flow chart, appears starightforward, but dealer had stat... Trouble codes: P1523 (VICS Solonoid problem)
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22TOS
Customer stated had vehicle to another shop many times for intermittant no start. When this happens it wont start for couple of days.They put fuel pump and relay in still same concern. Brought to me removed rear seat installed test light to fuel pump circuit. ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 4th gear shift VIN: WDL3459284
I really need help with this tranny. I have checked everything I can think of and I can't seem to get it right.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L ignition lock VIN: WDBGA32E6T
car had an igniton switch problem. my tech took it apart replaced switch in the housing all was fine. tried to install assembly back into car and now having a heck of a time getting it to fit into the steering wheel lock assembly. this is a dash mounted igniti...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Sunroof VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Sunroof in express close will pop up the rear tilt slightly. Have tried synchronization. UCP scan with Baum CS2000 brings up code B1879 (hall sensor 1/2 open or short circuit). Code does not clear. Roof operation otherwise normal. Any help appreciated. TIA.
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L wheel speed or communication error VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Hope someone can shed some light on this concern, very limited data retrieval, only Global OBDII for engine system, concern is very intermittent, but when concern happens ABS and traction control lights come on, speedo becomes inop, transmission locks in last ...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3MAPM12J5P
car runs fine except when cold it will idle up and down, varying from 600 rpm to 1200, as it warms up it calms down and goes steady at 900.there are no codes koeo or koer fast or slow,i did find a collapsed vacuum hose at valve cover to pcv valve but no change...
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11TOY
Got one here I'm not to familiar with. 2000 villager with 3.3 acts just like a vacuum leak, miss history #6, seems to miss about 80% of the time when warm. Give it just a little throttle and it comes out of the miss and runs fine, just like a vacuum leak. Only...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L clutch VIN: JN1RZ24A6L
Replaced the clutch arm ball pivot,which had broken-allowed the slave to come apart.Replaced the clutch disc,pressure plate,throw out bearing.replaced the clutch slave.could not make the clutch work.the pedal went to the floor no matter what.no air,just no ped...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L speedo VIN: JN1HJ01P9L
Heys guys. I work on electrical systems, but Chevrolets and not Nissans. This is a friends vehicle and he asked me to look at it. The electronic speedo will not light up most of the time and then sometime for no apparent reason it will work for a while. If I t...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Alternator VIN: 1N4AB41D2S
We have a 95 Sentra from another shop that has had repeated Alternator failures. We have also seen this on numerous other nissan's. We are an electrical rebuilder and rebuild the alternators in house using quality new components. We have also tried using Bosch...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
this car will run great for 10-20 miles,then,some times at idle,sometimes at cruise,engine load will go to 100%, from scan data.injectors flood engine and it dies.starts back up, clear out flood and it runs great again.egr.is not opening,no vaccumn leaks,tps,f...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3WH52X3T
found engine starts and runs fine but the idle will drop and the engine will stall when you take your foot off the gas to stop. if in park the engine will start normally, search for an idle then drop and stall. we found lean codes in the computer but do not fi...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2G2FV22P7S
O.k. techs. need your help. this vehicle was towed to the shop as a no start. During testing, found no 5v. fron ecm. Replaced ecm and had dealer reprogram. Got car back and now have reference. determined dist. has failed. Rplaced dist. and now starts and runs ...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX03E1X
Car came in with service engine light on and running rough. found p0302 misfire #2 cylinder. Customer brought car back next day for a tune up. On the way to my shop the car started running very bad and overheating. Customer stated that car overheayed 3 or 4 ti... Trouble codes: P1404

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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine sounds loud VIN: WDBHE132XS
An easy one, embarrassed that I even had to post this. The 2nd time my technician took a look at the problem, he found the boot on the firewall where the steering shaft emerges was displaced. This engine swap (manual trans) was one of the tightest fitting ones...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBADE62060
Thank you for the replies, I suggested to the customer before we replace any parts we are going to use the BMW scan tool to reset the wiper rain sensor. If it appears to be faulty we will replace it.
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CU5219X
I have not yet fixed this car because it has not been back. I now have some good ideas to try. Thanks to all of you that responded.
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KY5298R
intermittent internal short in the EGR. pintle was fluttering at idle and occasionally sticking slightly open..No codes!! customer called 1 week later, said 'Runs Perfect!!'
1968 Chevrolet camaro 250CID Misfire VIN: 123378N439
Thanks to all that replied, parts arived yesterday local napa dealer had all in stock except the air filter.
1988 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1BN51H0J
Thank you everybody for your replies. I have got this one thanks to Scott, Jerry, Jeff and Craig. This problem ended up having the magnet on the distributor shaft were cracked in four places. Replaced shaft and pickup (since I was there). Set timing as per spe...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1545464616
thanks to all did turn out needed a factory dist thanks again
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 3G1JC1141N
thank you for all the replies and input gents,after numerous phone calls hit the {rep} for detroit gaskets and had a long conversation.at the end, they admit they have a gasket problem and are offering monies back plus updated gasket kit with head bolts.we are...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L clutch pedal VIN: 1G1YY33PON
heres part of the fix. after installing a new clutch master from the dealer which looked the same as the one I was getting from my AC Delco wearhouse, i notice the fitting from the line to the master leaking. I guess after tighten this a few times the flared e...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L blowing black smoke VIN: 1GCCS1447R
Although I had a couple of leads from the 13 replies I recieved most asked questions that were already answered in my post. Things like 'did you check the fuel pressure?' and 'did you do a leakdown test on the injectors?' It is hard to spell out every step we ... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust).
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 3-2 solenoid VIN: 1GCEK14K0R
thanks all for the response. i believe i was chasing a ghost with the 3-2 sol. feedback fault reading from the tech 2. i did replace the pc solenoid and checked the accumulator pistons when i rebuilt the unit.all clutches air checked good. i had installed a sh...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L transmission VIN: 1GNEK13R3X
Customer finally gave go ahead to pull pan to inspect, found pieces of chunks of aluminum suggesting possible broken case lugs at intermediate plate. Customer opted to replace assembly as opposed to furthur labor for teardown. Thanks to all for your suggestion...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 2G1WH55K11
I found the engine was getting to operating temperature, so i replaced the thermostat like bill from arkansas and gerry from michigan suggested. It has been working fine for 2 days now with no problems. thanks for all responses. i don't understand why low engi...
2001 Chevrolet p 30 cutaway 5.7L starter/flywheel VIN: 5B4KP2R413
Hello, I would like to thank you all for your help with this truck. It turned out that the fix was a new starter with another new flywheel. I checked the clearance between the teeth with the old starter and the new starter, and it was the same. I don't know fo...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L LF suspension VIN: 1G1NE52J62
Thank for the help, I replaced the brg and hub with oem and the noise is gone. Over 1/2 for the replies said this.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Fuel Level VIN: 1GBJC34U02
Well I can finally say that this one is fixed. There were a couple of problems. First problem was that the secondary fuel pump relay located next to the underhood relay box was faulty. The pcm grounds the tan wire at the relay when the fuel tank level in the f...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L engine VIN: 3GNGK22614
Thanks for the helpful replies! David from Pennsylvania, Kevin from Massachusetts, Clyde from N.C., and Dave from Wisconsin nailed this one. After further inspection, the intake bolts were found to be loose- some up to 1 1/2 turns! The smoke has subsided with ...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66GXY
Well the responses I got were either a vacuum leak or cam timing. I talked to a Chrysler tech at a local dealer and he said cam timing too. I did pull the timing covers and the marks all lined up. I removed the upper plenum and inspected the gaskets and egr se... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26W4V
Thanks to everyone who replied. I rechecked the back pressure going down the road and it wouldn't go over about 2.5 lbs. The wires and plugs had been changed very recently, but I found one plug burned off and one bad plug wire. So I replaced all the plugs and ...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L starting/theft VIN: 1B3EJ56HOY
Thank you to every one that answered. The key we were given by the customer was a black generic key they had cut at Wal-mart. We had to send the car to the dealership. They cut and programmed a new key for the vehicle. Everything is working fine now. I appreci...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Slow to start VIN: 3B7MF36681
Thanks for the replies, but I can't get the customer to bring truck back to me. Many replies, a couple for gas engines didn't help a bit. Most promising ones were fuel bleed back (not a problem, I even crimped off return and pressure lines and still had proble...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L column VIN: 3D7HU18Z52
Lubing upper bearing and other bearings did not make any changes to noise. Replaced steering column,
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES26CX2
ok if you read my update on this problem,you know that i was purchasing a new pcm and having it programed at dealer.this fixed the car,runs like a 2.0 auto neon should,thanks to all that took time to reply is was a big help,just remember don't try to save your... Trouble codes: P0601.
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L distributorfleet VIN: 1FTFE24H7S
I am putting this as a fix although it is not going to be fixed the company decided they got thier money out of it and that at over [...]. was enough but as for the replies all where good and helpful.The problem actually was the oil pump next time I check o...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
hi all,this one is fixed.after reading all the replies 10 to be exact,many helpful in the area of the cam sensor and the wiring. I was mostly concerned with the diagnostics stating if i had 12 volts on the signal wire i had a short to power.after getting that ... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor intermittent).
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHE24L2V
hi, thank you everybody who helped me solve the problem. I just replaced the cracked pcv hose on the back of the intake manifold. Thank you everybody who helped me. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
Thanks to all those that replied. I must have missed the TSB involving the exhaust valves sticking. Was able to perform test and verify exhaust valves sticking. Customer has declined repairs at this time. Thanks again everyone. Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Camshaft Positioning Sensor VIN: 1FAFT45X52
After a careful inspection of all electronic parts and after again replacing the CPS, MIL light continues to come on with same code. One thing that is different now is that the mil light does seem to shut off for an unspecified period of time and then come on ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTRF17212
Customer was supposed to bring vehicle back, but never did. Most of you said that upper and lower intake gasket leaks were a common problem, as well as low fuel pressure, bad Mass AirFlow sensors, and PCV hose leaks. Interesting side note: We recently attend... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L Lighting VIN: 1GDJC34UX4
Well I thought it was a ground as most have said . I tried cleaning the factory grounds to no avail. So I just spliced into the bed harness (aftermarket) and made my own redundant ground and just like magic every thing worked properly.Thanks for the help.
1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5644J
the problem with this vehicle happened to be in the harness, about 4 inches from the connector the wire to one of the sensors could be stretched. the wires were partially broken inside the wire insulation. we repaired the wire and rechecked with no ther troubl...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5533J
YES, I have a fix. Bad gas in the tank!! I drained the tank, flushed the lines and it starts great. It even helped with the lean 'burble' it had at idle. Yeah, when the float bowl showed full, accel. pump working, good spark, I looked to the fuel itself. The...
1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Wow, what can I say other Thank You very much to all of your informative replies! Sorry it took so long to respond with the fix, but I just got the vehicle back this week to perform the repairs. To the numerous replies that said remove the plate under the fuel... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffiecent EGR Flow).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1110008880
Thanks to all who responded. We called dealer and got the repair code. All is well thanks for the help.
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: KMHDN45D31
checked o2 sensors checked out fine st and lt trim was fine. map sensor checked out good. pretty much everything was checking out good. replaced ecu the car is running fine now. 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).
1976 Jeep CJ7 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, backfire in exhaust VIN: J6M93AA027
I apologize for the delay and want to thank all those that replied. It's still not fixed but I am making slow but steady progress. Randall put me on the right track indicating the Prestolite ignition system required battery voltage. Alfred from Florida provide...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hard start long cra VIN: 1J4GW48S51
Thank you IATN again, I recieved 14 replies and everyone nailed it witht the fuel pressure dropping off. Like I said in my help request this is my brothers truck and has 141,000 miles on it, so instaid of doing the TSB for the fuel pump o-rings we decided to r...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDUP131X2
thank to all replies ,the problem was my tech have by mistake switch the wire for cam sensor signal at the ecm side with the clster wire which have the same color white with green trace, car run fine. thank a lot.
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L code 36 VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Thanks to those whom responded. Big thank you for the 'test the left side speed sensor help' Tested left front wheel speed sensor, worked good. Back probed ecm & found no signal to ecm from sensor. Behind glove box is a junction box for abs left side wire harn...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4F2CUC9131
Thanks so much for all the help. Many replies were absolutely correct- leaking intake seals. I was a bit thrown off, because we did a tune up (maint.) and when the upper plenum was off, the seals looked very good. I am used to seeing leaking seals from the 4.0...
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