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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4KAZ7667
the condition is that the system looses coolant,a good amount. customer has to add about a gallon when it looses it. he also said the cooling fans don't come on either. we pressure tested the cooling sstem and found no leaks at all anywhere. let it sit overnig...
1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ58C3P
Hello VW /Audi Tech - I am pretty much ready to push this Audi in the ditch and cover it up -- What a nightmare for me. It is a crank but no spark, no injector pulse, but fuel pump (1 sec) prime . I read most of the previous nightmares with all the problems wi...
1985 BMW 325e 2.7L dies hot- no start VIN: WBAAB5402F
this condition has not been duplicated while car is here-we have done everything we can think of-all systems test good- customer states after driving from 15- 50 miles engine will stall and crank but not start- another shop had the car for 30 days and could no...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43481
raeplaced sensor per a friend of mine that is a bmw tech this is a commonly replaced item by bmw but now he cant help me anymore code resets after inital cold start immediately any help would be appreciated thanks steve Trouble codes: P0014
1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP54CXK
Please help!?!?! This vehicle is realy getting the best of me will only die on a test drive and not re start will have to be pushed or towed back in. Origionally this vehicle came in for a no start module was keeping coil energized and a no spark condition. Re...
1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L brakes VIN: 2G4WB15L4R
vehicle has hard brake pedal, worse cold. acts as though no booster. If put vehicle into a hard ABS stop, will have normal braking until shut off vehicle & let sit for a few hours. Then when restart, concern is there again. replaced booster (2x) & still there....
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Steering VIN: 1G4GD2214T
This Riviera has a tight steering complaint. It seems to be worse to the right. Turning to the left is normal. We have disconnected the tie rod ends as a first response and the struts seemed very very tight so we replaced the strut mounts. Problem seems a litt...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L long crank to start VIN: 2G4WS52M8W
Hello everyone i have a long crank time before it starts, its interment it will not do it all the time. It has a cam sensor code alll the time. I changed the cam sensor, but it did not help any. i removed the sensor and looked at the camshaft and it is not lik...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L suspension VIN: 1G4HR54K5Y
Customer complained of a "SNAP" noise when turning and when hitting bumps. Customer had hit a curb with the right front, but noise is comming from the left front. Have checked everyhing visible on the suspension, but nothing seem to get rid of the "snap" noise...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Shifting and Engadgement VIN: 1G6KY52945
I am having a tough time with this car. It has been in and out for three weeks. The vehicle has very harsh engadgement, shifting and is clunking when cold and the SES lamp is on. When the vehicle warms up, the lamp goes out and vehicle operates normally. There...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1LT51W4K
hello car came in customer complained running rough. Checked coil output at coils very good. Checked output at wires very good. Checked plugs they were new but very black running rich. So replaced plugs changed oil . Checked fuel pressure normal 35 to 45 . Che... Trouble codes: 45 (running rich)
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, predetonation VIN: IGBJH32K5P
first time we saw this vehicle it had two plug wires on the exhaust manifold which were burnt.after completing a tuneup, the vehicle was fixxed.about two months went by before customer brought it back for knocking sound under load. it has a small misfire at id...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN52X1S
Greeting! This is my co-worker's car with "SES" on. Pulled the code p1640 & p1650; Quad Driver A& B Error. I checked & make work Fan#2, which controlled by Quad A driver from computer connector. So I jumped to conclusion that computer has the problem. So we re... Trouble codes: 1640 (Quad Driver A Error), 1650 (Quad Driver B Error)
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L radiator VIN: 2G1WL52MXT
The main concern with this vehicle is that after a day of so of intown driving the temp gauge goes high and vehicle overheats. Customer always shuts engine down before it gets too overheated and calls me. One cooling fan (driverside) comes on at 225 degrees an...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1246T
Hello to all, I have a no spark condition with this cavalier, 0 rpm on scanner, here's were it get weird, i checked for power and ground at crank and cam sensors and found only 11 volts(very dim test light)at the cks and 0 volts at the cms battery voltage is 1...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L po401 VIN: 1G1ND52M8W
test drive after replaceing egr,code comes back.check all that i know im stuck Trouble codes: 401 (egr low flow)
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L doesn't accelerate VIN: 2G1WF52E41
Customer brought this vehicle to us to have a lower intake manifold set installed. We replaced it with revised felpro gasket, and put plugs in the vehicle. It will not accelerate or takes a long time to do so. The car idles fine and will accelerate when there ...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GEC13292R
almmost same as be for cold weather no start good fuel pressure no spark this time backfire through intake every now and then. Has Died going down highway twice left set started next morn. drove to shop.Have changed crank, sensor same prob.whats next cam senso...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L thermostat VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
just a quick,stupid question-which way to install t-stat?it is mounted on side of block on lower radiator hose.not the easiest to get to either.i cant seem to find a clear answer.
2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L no start after new VIN: 1C3EL66R85
Just replaced a PCM in this sebring sedan body shop job old unit took a hit I need to find the PIN # for the SKIM sentary key immobilizer owners manual in the car is unopened I was hoping to find a card??? with the PIN on it. the full vin is [...]
1968 Dodge Coronet R/T 7.2L none VIN: WS27L8C275
I have this very clean original coronet here. I need help with fuel lines. The car is totally original except for the fuel lines and the customer wants them back to original. I can't find any info on this and hope someone can help who remebers the old days! Th...
1993 Dodge W150 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HM16Y8P
Hello! This truck has a couple of strange driveablity problems. ***Problem #1*** (this one according to the customer started about 1 year ago, but he just put up with it) On cold startup (truck starts cold and idles good)then when trans. is shifted into R, the... Trouble codes: 33 (a/c clutch relay ckt not switching does not have a/c)
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B3HD56T6S
Any help would be apreciated on this one. No start no fuel preasure,no spark,no noid.Asd and fuel pump relays not turning on no comunication with computer. Jumped the fuel pump relay and got good fuel preasure. Checked the dreaded wire harness from left side o...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L lf turn signal VIN: 3D7KS26D16
i hope some one can help
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF14N0M
i need some help. this customer has had this one at about every shop around and guess what i got it.first thing first i have duplicated customers complaint. when this thing is cold it runs good, but when this thing gets warmed up you run up to a stop sign and ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery
Have a question that has been answered BEFORE concerning parasitic load with 96 & newer ford vehicles (got the tsb listed in other postings AND the UPDATED TSB .(concerning corrosion in harness plug by battery and spooky problems with GEMs water intrusion etc....
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149T
this windstar came to us with this problem ;run rough and stall on acceleration ses light on .I change the wires we saw the fire jump on it ,the cylinder no1 still misfire but hive got good fire on it ,i replaced the spark plug to ,but still mis .i suspect the... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L detination VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
This is a two owner truck that has been detinating since new. It sets a lean code now and then [Po171]. The O2 sensor is capable of reading 1 volt with inrichment and reads greater than .9 volts at WOT when its detinating, the long term fuel trim is around 16 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
Hello all, I got one driving me nuts. This taurus has a SEVERE belt noise, sounds like a loose belt slipping but its not. The noise is originating at the bottom water pump pulley where the belt comes off the tensioner onto the bottom of the water pump. The ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
customer states vehicle cranks and wont start after going into the store(approx. 10-[...]---)vehicle does crank but wont start===vehicle acted up on us one time===had spark and fuel pressure===could not test injector pulse due to rail location. after 5minu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Very noisy VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Please help me before my co-workers throw me out into the cold! This truck is so loud. The only noise I can relate to is the worn out dualmass flywheel rattling @ idle. This is an automatic trans. We removed the dustplate and inspected the flywheel for cracks....
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU83P3Y
Vehicle was brought in with a misfire on cylinder # 3, Checked spark plugs, wires, fuel pressure, and injector pulse all are ok.
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
ford guys - need your help. this explorer runs rough cold, stalls - have to keep on accelerator to keep it running. once it warms up all is fine except for check engine light. scanned and found lean codes, bank 1 and 2. being a gm tech my tools for this are li... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0172 (lean bank 2)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L noise VIN: 2FMZA51431
hi fellow techs, i have this clean well maintained windstar with a very odd knocking noise. not your typical lower end noise , you can actually feel it in the upper plenum area.most prevalent when its cold but will change in pitch ,frequency and duration regar...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP36352
there is no power to the compressor. all fuses and relays for a/c & fans are good. 30 amp fuse for the a/c fans should get power when a/c is switched on it doesn`t. koeo both fans cycle. three codes wre pulled p1460 wot a/c cutout ckt malf, p1474 low fan cicui...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rough idle VIN: 2FAHP71W43
help!!! where do i start... vehicle was involved in a light accident. lf fender/door damaged. vehicle went to the body shop for repairs, came back and had a check engine light on. (not sure where or when the light came on, may have been on before the accident)...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Ride ControL VIN: 1FTNE24L03
We have a 2003 E250. The complaint is a severs shimmy at between 40 and 50 MPH. We Have intstalled new front brake rotors,(2 sets) center link/drag link. New radius arm bushings. We switched all four tires and wheels with same vehicle that did not have a probl...
1999 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 47W28E6545
hi all i have a van and i need some help i got this van from another tech and it's been there 5 months it would not run so he replaced plugs cap and rotor vehicle starts but stalls and falls on it's face no power. back fires found computer damaged and all swe...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3644M
someone please help this honda is driving me crazy. it was towed in for a no start. i have replaced the main relay. i do have fire and the timing is dead on. both injectors are pulsing all the time and the car wont start, it just keeps flooding. i have checked... Trouble codes: 6 (16 -), 16 (testing and results)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L trouble codes VIN: JU78645478
This car is displaying trouble codes for knock sensors 1 and 2, and intake valve timing control - I asume that both knock sensors have not gone out, and the trouble is related somehow to the intake valve timing control code but know nothing about the system. h...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Hello and thanks, Car keeps setting a lean code on the rear bank and I cannot find vacuum leak or see the problem in the O2s. I replaced the upstream sensor upon seeing that it acted sluggish until rpms reached 2000 or so then it would become more normal so in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L hard start cold VIN: 4S2CY58Z2N
vehicle came in with complaint hard to start cold was overdue for tune up and other maintenance so we did complete tune. if you let this vehicle set and get completely cold and you try to start it will try to fire and then flood out if you hold the pedal down ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L outside mirrors VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
this vehicle has outside mirrors that do not operate. i went as far as to test the output from the module to the mirrors themselves but no output from the module, i don't have a way to test the switch itself, i do have power going to the module. all fuses are ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Power Steering VIN: JT8VF11E5M
Hello Techs, We have run into a strange problem and would appreciate any help. Customers vehicle came in with a whinning noise complaint. This sounded like the typical Lexus LS400 powersteering problem so we first went ahead and cleaned the reservior and p/s ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L thermostat VIN: JT8VK13T9N
engine overheats in all driving condition, fans work and radiator was flow tested. It appears that thermostat is not opening at all. Three different t-stats where tryed, two from napa and one from lexus. Upper radiator hose is hot and lower hose is very cold, ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L trans shift VIN: 1LNHM82W73
2nd time, thanks guys . customer does all hyway driving. several times car will down shift at 60 mph. it may go away quickly or continue for miles at 40 mph tops. acted up once here and all scan data appeared the same as when normal. we have a good trans guy i...
1982 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FB3317C
Hey guys; I have an [...] rx7 with a 1991 b13 turbo motor in it.the fuel system seems to be up graded but the ignition sytem is 82 except for the 2 msd boxes firing the coils.The original problem was a no start with a dead batt and a burnt out starter.Once...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Hello Mazda techs: I have this 97 626 with a DTC P1744(TCC mechanical noise or stuck on off position). The tranny performes OK. Overdrive also is operating correctly. Can anyone tell me what this relates to. The only complain from customer is the MIL on. I wen...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine swap VIN: JM1TA2214V
Hello ,I have this 1997 Millenia with a 2.5 that threw a rod and I am installing a used engine,simple enough right?Well here is the tricky part.These cars are very rare ,and the only engine I can find is a 2.3 Miller supercharged.Now the guy at the junkyard cl...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ225X3
Extremely low and poor idle after it warms up. Runs fine when cold. DTC gave "air flow sensor" replaced AFS, still same condition. All injectors fine. No fouled plugs. No new codes drawn. I have plenty of time to play with this car so I figured Id sent this on...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L engine internal VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Hello everybody.I have s500 ,It has a serious vibration in park or neutral when you rev rpm from 2000-3500.Also vibrates when you drive 30-50 mph and accelerates hard.I've checked mounts{all ok},harmonic ballancer pulley{replaced whith new one},torque converte...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L headlights VIN: WDBRF45W01
Hello Sometimes headlights will turn on with lights switch on off position. Sometimes will turn off, sometimes will keep on untill ignition is turned off. Is it a typical SAM module problem? Thanks
1987 Mercury Tracer 1.6L No Start VIN: LFABT1077H
Even IATN lists the VIN as Fuel Injection but the car is CARBURETED !! It is a Canada only car and not in Mitchel. The closest wiring diagram is from 1986 Mazda 323. Tracer is only listed 1985 and earlier and after 1988 but my production date is 06/1986. I hav...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5048R
Hey Guy's This thing seems to be running lean/(rough idle) with lean misfire, of course it likes propane when added no vacum leaks found, whats strange is when it is idling the short term fuel is about-2 to -5 subtracting fuel for sum reason 02 sensor readings...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56GXR
This car had a golf Tee in the fuel pressure regulator vac line, running rough and rich. I pinched off the fuel line to fuel press reg, and it ran great so I replaced it to no avail. All plugs were carbon fouled, 5 minutes running and my eyes are burning, very...
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Turbo Failure VIN: JN1CZ04S8D
This vehicle came in with the the engine partially disassembled. The customer was going to replace the engine and decided that we should do it. We replaced the engine, and during that time discovered that the turbo was bad (had obvious excessive shaft play). W...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 1N4DLOA1YC
i need help! a/c cold in the am let car sit sunlight for a couple of hours and blows warm. brought car back into shop compressor was not coming on nor the fans. checked power going to compressor, no power. gave power to compressor came on and stayed on so did ...
2001 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L rear shaft
Xterra 2001 rear driveshaft sevice as unit? # No listing for ujoints Nissan states sevice as a unit, buy the rear shaft. Any one replaced these joints? They look simple, outside locks. Its a one car family really dont want to tie the car up three days wanting...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Drive Axle VIN: 1G2NE12T1V
This is a new customer I picked up. She had a CV axle installed a week ago. The car immediately started making a clunking noise when put in gear, and while driving. And, the person has yet to come back to inspect why the vehicle is making the clunking noise. I...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L starter VIN: 1G2JB1240X
Hello people. I have this 99 Sunfire that has an intermitted no crank condition. Client said she tryed to start engine and engine did not crank. All dash lights where on and wipers worked so it doesn't sound like a battery problem. Vehicle was towed to me and ...

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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHM45DR344
The problem was blocked EGR passages. Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. I was a little surprised to hear from so many of you that blocked EGR passages are a common problem. This is the first time I encountered this problem. I now realise that ... Trouble codes: P1300, P1302.
2005 Acura TSX 2.4L srs system VIN: JH4CC968X5
thanks for all the replies we try all the procedures and none worked the car went to the dealer and they have the tool to initialize the opds thanks again
2000 Audi TT 1.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
It was the cluster. The dealer supplied a reman unit (watch the part numbers) and the gas gauge is perfect. Be very careful when coding the mileage into the odometer... You cannot undo a mistake. Thanks for the helpful responses.
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WAUYP64B11
Please read my update. Replacing both front axle shafts eliminated this problem. The parts were hard to locate. Parts from Audi were 2-3 days. Local rebuilder was 2 days. The hollow shaft was allowing the water to stay collected inside the axle and run into th...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: TRUTX28N31
this car is not fixed yet. I received 3 replies. one said that the code we had can only be for a maf sensor, which is a common problem with the tt's. our maf redings looked good at the time. another reply said some oil in the intake hose is normal. ours is not... Trouble codes: 0172 (rich bank one).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L brake lights,front windshield defroster VIN: WBADM634XY
Sorry to say that we had to send this vehicle to the @#*! dealer because we didn't have the scanner and software in order for us to communicare with the bcm or any of the modules.We did all we could but it came down to that.Hated to do that but...Thanks to all...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L charging system VIN: 1G4HP52K4W
Sorry guys it took me so long to close. A little more information on my part may have been helpful. Customer first brought car in because on a cold start volt meter on dash would go into red zone on gauge. Red on this gauge starts at 16 volts. After 6-8 minute...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L blower fan motor VIN: 1G6KD52B9S
Thanks for the replys. Eric, thanks for the advice. I didn't realize that the car had to be running for the fan to come on. Thanks again
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1WN54T9P
Thank you to all who took the time to reply to my cry for aid. While most of the replies had similar suggestions ranging from injector issues to vacuum to cat function, none proved to be the silver bullet needed to fix this fine piece of Detroit detritus. I re... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC module circuit - intermittant).
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L shift & tcc solenoid VIN: 1GNCT18W3V
Thanks to all who offered help. Those who told me to replace the ignition switch nailed the problem on the head. I didn't realize that the power to the trans fuse came from a seperate feed from the ignition switch. I hooked up a volt meter to the trans fuse an...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Unknown VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
As I stated in my original post, I had isolated the alt electrically by disconnecting the bat wire and the reg plug from the back of the alt. By removing one fuse at a time, I was able to determine that the bal of the draw was in the circuits protected by fuse...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCEK19R2W
Pulled and reinstalled the dist. Moved it one tooth and that fixed the problem. Thanks for the help everyone Patrick Trouble codes: P1345 (Not sure).
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R7W
This truck is fixed, as several of you mentioned , the fuel pressure regulator was leaking. I replaced it and the fuel pressure maintains like it should. I had the cam retard set correctly and it has some fresh delco tune-up parts. Thanks for all of your help....
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L horn VIN: 1G1JF52T4W
the fix was all the information ken [...] sent me explain everthing in detail and all the other informtion that was sent and fax to me . i dont know what i would do without itan thank you all hope i can help some day thank you all jim
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GCGC24R6X
Thank you all for your help. I guess it is not possible to by-pass the computer so I recommended that the customer bring it in when it's acting up.
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L abs system VIN: 1GCDT19W9Y
hello, the customer had decided to try and fix this himself, what a mess. he finally brought it back to me on the hook because he wrecked one hub assy. and found out that they're not cheap. i have no idea what he was trying to do, but i don't think he had any ...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L fan clutch VIN: 1GNDT13W51
thanks for all the help iant! almost all of the 20 replies suggested the same thing, that this is normal. gm document id# [...], provided by one of the responders, proved the point that the fans are noiser when first started in cold because the fluid i...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1GCGK13UX2
Thanks for all the replies it was good just to hear that I was not the only one having problems removing this axle shaft. I decided to monitor the leak for now as one of the replies suggested and not to bother with it since it was not to excessive at this time...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64LX2
thanks to all 21 technicians for there technical assistance we replaced the gas cap cleared all codes drove 100 [...] Trouble codes: P0445.
1989 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4FK443XK
I will call this a fix the replies were all informitive in diagnosing the code 16 but it ended up being a bad injector why it set the code 16 i dont know. but after installing the injector and road testing severel times letting sit for half hour car ran fine n... Trouble codes: 16 (not sensing battery voltage), 30 (unknown).
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L 3-4 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Y3X
Thanks too all who replied. After many hours of troubleshooting & recieving a bad new PCM. The PCM & solinoids were the problem. Seems that the drivers in PCM were bad caused from the trans solinoids.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L turn signals VIN: 2B4GP44GOY
thanks to all who replied tried some suggestion all good ideas but every time i touch something different the short went away and the fuse didnt not blow & now I cant get the fuse to blow now let the customer have her van back & she has drove it for a month no...
1988 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FABP30X4J
Hello, we recieved 18 replies on this tempo. The majority were for heater core restricted, next was to check the doors in the heater case for binding, next was the thermostate housing heater hose connector being rstricted ,then debrie in the heater case it sel...
1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L6S
Hi,Guys sorry it took so long to answer the fix. The problem was there was a broken wire in the wire harness from the coil pack to the Ignition Control Module.Thanks to all the Technicians for there Technical Assistance to my Help Request and special Thanks to... Trouble codes: 216 (PCM detected coil 2 primary circuit failure EI), 543 (Fuel pump secondary circuit failure).
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Incomplete Monitors VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
The customer drove this vehicle 1200 miles in the last week or so. He came in for smog testing and passed. The monitors all ran succesfully. I have to say, ive never seen it take this long to run monitors before, so again, fellow members of IATN taught me some...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Sorry it took so long to respond. As I said in my original request I was going to replace the mode switch. I replaced the mode switch, and I got even temps out of all the vents instead of hot air out of the console and cold air on the floor. The owner needed h...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heat VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
The FIX is: dorman part #76807 I was expecting to receive some 'cheap s**t' looking part, but I was dead wrong...perfect OEM fit, and also includes two steel brackets (one with BRONZE bushing) just in case there is cracked/damaged case...works perfect...than...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Thanks to everyone who responded with ideas on this problem. I apologize for the late response. All of the responses I received agreed that the injectors would be different. After doing some research, I found that the injectors with the large plastic seals are...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L door locks VIN: 3FAFP15PXX
This was a weird one and I was glad to know that I wasn't the only person who has seen this happen however the problem was so intermittent that even after taking all the harnessing out of all the doors and rear hatch we did not find anything that would cause i...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L clutch
I will close this for now, The vehicle will not be back in the area for a while yet. But in phone call customer says he removed power chip and it won`t slip. I`m sure I`ll get deeper into it in a few weeks. Thank`s for the replies. Todd
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine noise VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Thanks to IATN. The Cam Sync. was the fix. Thanks to all who replied, your a great help. Sincerly, GT FLM
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTRX17L3Y
Well this thing is fixed. Although we already fixed it by the time I read his reply, Tom from New Jersey hit the nail on the head. This thing has 68,000 miles and has never been in the shop, even under warranty so evidently FROM THE FACTORY there was a plug in...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L vcm ebcm VIN: 1GKDT13WXW
The fix is that the VCM output to the EBCM is a digital wave form. The vss sends a signal to the VCM and it then sends a digital signal to the EBCM. It would be real simple fix if GM and perveyers of printed media in the form of flow charts simply stated that ...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L front diff/t-case VIN: 1GTJK33124
Good day.Customer has yet to return.Had 4 replies stating to look at the tire sizes and measure all tires for rolling diameter,another for most current programming,and grounding issues.All look like great things to inspect if and when this guy gets back from t...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD563XR
The fix was to install a reman ( in this case ) ECM. I put the ECM in and got fuel presure and I saw pin A7 at the ECM ground instanly. I went back and looked at the connectors for the Main Relay and the ECM and they were clean. The fact was that the ECM with ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13YIR
most replies said to recheck rear cam timing which i and another tech in the shop has done repeatedly. we had a toyota camry come in for service and after checking the computer to make sure that it was the same we plugged it up and ran like a champ it also fix... Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Accessories VIN: JT8BF22G2V
thanx for all the replies, un fortunately the customer decicded to trade the car insteAD od spend a little money on this one thanx again.
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L elect throttle control VIN: JT6HT90W83
60% indicated potentially the floor mat or foreign object. One said to check wiring to TB and the other suggested possibly carbon in the TB. We checked the vehicle at the site and the throttle pedal and TB worked fine. There were no foreign object present nor ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GXW
Customer has not returned yet for further inspection. Received several replies with helpful ideas. Recommendations were: Check compression (already did and is good), check injector for #4 cyl. (plan to do this next), replace airmass meter, and last, check wiri... Trouble codes: P0304, P0460.
1975 Plymouth Scamp 5.2L Instrument cluster VIN: VH23G5B107
I want to thank everyone for their information.It seems that Adam [...].Thanks again to all. Ronnie
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