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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4351R
This Acura will not start. It has no spark. It had a miss and was tuned up but still had a miss. Someone did a compression test and found number three cyl. to have very little compression. They put it back together to bring it to me and it would not start. I f...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6314P
car was towed in as a no start, car has fuel pressure of around 50 psi,we checked for trouble codes and it had a 1283 and we have spark but no injecter pulse. I called identifix hotline and checked for power to injecters on the red/wht wires and it is good,che... Trouble codes: 1283
1995 BMW M3 3.0L trans VIN: WBSBF9329S
Please need some advise bimmer techs out there; this car has a loud bearing noise in gear with clutch engaged, especially during acceleration or decceleration. clutch disengaged (pedal pressed): no noise. clutch engaged (pedal released) in neutral with vehicl...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L valve seals VIN: WBADM6345Y
HI ALL, This car came in with a customer complaint of heavy smoke from tail pipe. Checked oil full. Customer stated he only uses synthetic oil. The tail pipe was very oily. Removed spark plugs #1 oil fouled. All plugs have a little oil. Check compression 180-1...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G4HR52L2S
This car came in with the fuel tank leaking so I replaced the tank with a new tank and new sending unit. After installing the new tank and sender I put the gas back in the tank turned the key on and guage reads empty. I drained tank took back out hooked sender...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L water in oil
Hello all, this vehicle came in last month with water in oil, bottom end wiped out. replaced engine with low mileage bone yard unit. replacement engine was very clean, oil was noticably used but not filthy. well now its back, customer has put less than 500 mil...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cylinder heads VIN: 1G6KY5292P
Hi Techs, we have a northstar engine that is pumping coolant and we are removing the heads,this is a first for us. Our book says it is recommended to remove the powertrain then remove the heads. Can this job be done without removing the powertrain? We are more...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52Y1V
Ok Good Afternoon I have this Caddy that my customer brought in with the concern that it sometimes stumbles and sometimes dies out.To date it has happened to us once and that was on the way to pick the customer up after driving it for two days.Here is what we ...
1986 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Stall VIN: 1GCB514E5G
This truck has a stalling problem it starts and runs ok and will sit and idle just fine, but when you go down the road it drives ok but when you slow down to stop it stalls. It will also do this when you back up as soon as you let off the gas it stalls but you...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1246T
I need a little help with this one guys. Customer came in last week and said vehicle would die on parkway and restart after a few minutes. No codes, ign scoped good found really dirty fuel filter. Replaced filter and returned to customer. Drove fine for a week...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L oil pressure VIN: 1GCHG35R3W
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19T5X
When the truck would not start agian after the two months the same tech went up and checked fuel pressure it was at 55 psi. The tech said the pump is bad again and will need to be replaced. After we had the truck towed to the shop and it set inside for a perio...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 6.5L Dies VIN: 1GCG29F3YF
Complaint by driver is dies at times wont restart right away. Did restart After siting 20 minuets Has happened several time but not while Compatent technician is around to test.When some one compatent is around it starts fine. We are aware of the injector pump...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L transfercase VIN: 1GCHK29G12
truck came in trans fluid dirty sent to dealer to have serviced, got the truck back finished inspection had truck detailed, couple days later service 4wd light came on with code p1518 checked connectors all clean no corrosion found checked grounds and powers a...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L trans shift faults an d lack of power VIN: 1GCHK23133
well i got my self into a good one. this truck has an intermitant shift problem with multiple codes. local dealer spent hours and lots of his money with no resolve. i have gone through the gm trouble trees step by step. repaired chafed wiring by prndl opened u...
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15T93
Any GM tech's out there. Help!! This van came in with a mass air flow code and lean fuel trim codes. The truck was running rough and stalling. We replaced the mass air flow sensor and the mass air flow code went away the truck ran much better. The mil light ca... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim lean bank one), P0174 (Fuel trim lean bank two)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S24
Any help is appreciated! Mil lamp on. Customer is concerned about light. Only very slight hesitation or bump. Almost feels like transmission hesitation,but see no problems. This hesitation rarely occurs. Scanned and found P0410 Secondary air injection. Checke... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection system)
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1C3EJ56HKS
This vehicle came in going into limp mode intermitatntly, scannned computer for codes code 41 came up checked all wiring to and from solenoid pack all checked good. computer had been replaced prior by another shop still checked computer and solenoid pack repla...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L start/fuel fuse VIN: 1C3EL46U31
Fuse has blown for pregnant mama customer 2X in the last three weeks, fuse powers numerous circuits, including starter solenoid and fuel pump. Fuse is 20A, maximium draw noted at this time has been 15A when starting. Anyone found a problem relating to this fus...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: 3C4FY48B42
After looking over car I replaced the right wheel bearing and proceeded to replace cv axle(torn boot ran dry).All 6 axles i have ordered were wrong.Even the local dealership ordered one, it comes with the trans side snout being too long and a place for the spe...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L master cylinder VIN: 1B4GP54L9T
this master cylinder has been replaced three times now. every time it is leaking into the brake booster. not knowing exactly how the vacuum flows through the booster it was replaced thinking the vacuum was sucking out the seal on the back of the master. a clos...
1996 Dodge B2500 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB21X4T
This van was the victim of a C.N.G. conversion, That system has been removed but when conversions are done Homestyle! Circuits just get spliced and tapped into and no real care is given to the poor fool who is going to Inherit this problem child.This van is us...
1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L Hesitation, LACK OF POWER VIN: 2B6HB11Y0W
The tune-up was performed one week ago and vehical left running well. One week after tune-up work vehical was towed in for a loss of power/ die out problem while driving. Then would only start and die. When vehical arrived it started and ran. Found catalytic...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 1B4HS58N02
customer brought this one in ,no 4x4 at all no service lamps can't find much information on this system can anyone point me in the right direction of what to check, there is no 4x4 service lamp during bulb check no info in scanner no 4x4 module? on the ccd bus...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2D4GP74L84
Hello techs, I have this 2003 Grand Caravan which was involved in a crash and a local body shop is fixing. The abs CAB was hit and so we replaced it with a new Chrystler unit, and with the new cab installed the abs and red brake lights come on and flash. I che...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
hello all and thanks for reading this. car runs fine at idle most of the time, but very rarely stalls - always restarts. On road tests car runs good for awhile, then idle increases without hitting the throttle by about 1000 rpm's and imeadiately drops of and a... Trouble codes: 15 (ho2s), 17 (closed loop system), 23 (ho2s), 24 (closed loop system)
1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G4S
I have a rebuilt engine, #3 cyl is dead. the engine will only stay running at higher rpm 1000+. I have done a compression test, leak down test, noid light, ohmed out the injectors, watched fuel enter the cyl with a borescope, check spark, check to see that the...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Hello all and thanks for looking at this. I have this Windstar with a leaking timing cover housing. this seems to be a common problem with these engines. This is the first one I have had the opportunity to fix. The book says to pull the engine, is it possible ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
This car came in with mil on and cat efficiency low on both banks. o2 sensors below the convertors both read 0 always. we replaced the o2's but they still stay at 0. any ideas Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS & Speedometer VIN: 1FTFX28L4V
Here is a intereting one. This 1997 Ford F-250 when driving the ABS light comes on and the speedometer drops. This happens every time you give the vehicle gas going down the road. The ABS light comes on for about 1 or 2 seconds. Then goes out and the speedomet...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L MIL Lamp on, lean condition VIN: 1FBSS31S3W
Vehicle came in with check engine light on with P0171 & P0174. Vehicle was in desperate need of tune-up. We replaced plugs, filters, cleaned MAF Sensor, and performed fuel injection service. After that we noted that the DPFE sensor was reading at idle and KOEO... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (Fuel System lean bank 2)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Convertor VIN: 1FTRW08W21
Thanks for taking the time to read this, this one came in on the hook as dies while you put in gear.The compsys scan showed p0741 the sol was replaced at this time and fluid srv.The light was out and was performing ok. Parked truck outside and the next morning...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L steering box VIN: 1FTRE14L41
replaced steering sector shaft seal, came back leaking 2 weeks. installed new ford steering box, came back leaking 1 month. replaced new steering box with new ford box, came back leaking 2 months later. i cant believe im getting defective boxes, this vehicle i...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTNW21P84
After repairs the truck worked fine. One week later the truck is back but now it is hard to turn right. When there is no resistance on the wheels it will turn with no problem. I am thinking a bad steering head. Can anyone tell me how to check or is there a way...
1992 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 2CNBJ18U1W
Hello fellow techs:I need help on this 1.Vehicle had a bad pressure regulator (fuel in hose) Replaced regulator vehicle ran fine for 1 day then it came back with idle speed at 300rpm's warm and it was hard to start cold acted like it was flooded.Ck'd fuel pres...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13272
Sorry about the lack of test data up to this point I don't usually post like this but this is such a strange intermitent problem that I thought I would try to throw it to you guys to see if someone else has seen this. This Yukon once it goes below a quarter ta...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission
Hi everyone have read all posts and archives on accord with tcm problems that are related to transmission shifting. Have oto use key to release shift lock and manualy shift through the gears car doen't upshift on own. When come to stop sign or red light car go...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: JHLRD77813
help!! This one is from a body shop, they replaced the left front suspension components,(knuckle,bearing,strut) then we replaced the l/f sensor, as well as the abs control unit, and we cannot keep code 14 from resetting. sensor gap is correct, but NONE of the ...
1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF24T2T
This vehicle came into our shop with check engine light on We checked all wiring from maf sensor( IAT sensor is part of maf densor) to computer. All ok. We replace maf sensor with used unit. Cleared codes. Customer drove vehicle for 1 week before light reset. ... Trouble codes: [0110
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L C V Joints VIN: KMHWF25S8Y
I have a 2000 Hyundai Sonata that needs a right outer CV boot the dealer wants about $500 for an axel and nobody has one rebuilt and I have not been able to find any body that can rebuild it, can just the boot be replaced and can the outer joint be dissabled? ...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L master VIN: SAJFY1746L
Customer stated front brakes were seizing up , after inspection found front rotors discolored from heat and rubbers on calipers melted , resurfaced front rotors replaced calipers and pads. Proceeded to bleed per alldata , has very low pedal and no fluid at cal...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L battery VIN: 1J4GZ58S7R
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV1442Y
Truck came in with tranfer case locking up. We replaced the case and now the transmission will not go in to gear unless you pull the shifter in to low then back to drive. The transmission will then shift ok, turn off restart same thing again. No codes in syste...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L ck eng lite on VIN: JT8UF11E2N
we changed the vsv valve and switch as well as the egr temp sensor and changed all vacumn lines and tested back pressure to modulator witch is 1.5 lbs psi. we pull manifold and cleaned throttle body and egr ports to tube minor restricted but no change. this wa...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L hid 3rd brake light VIN: 1LNLM91VXV
Hello lincoln techs. The ballast for the HID florescent is only available from Lincoln to the tune of about $800.00. The Light it self works when the proper voltage is applied. It is a 2 stage ballast. 1 stage is for parking light, 2nd stage is for the brake...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
Car came in with service trans light on. Scaned for codes. had codes po 734 735 and 795. Replaced sol pack cleared codes and road tested. worked good for a 30 min of driving the would not shif out of 3rd gear and stored codes again. First time for me on this t...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L blower mtr VIN: DA28DXHF35
hello i need help or brain sergury.car came in with no blower. i test switch,motor and resistor all check fine. determined ploblem that push button ctrl was bad.i got a reman from programa inc. now i have an initial burst from blower when key is turned on then...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4-matic lamp VIN: WDBED90E1N
Hello Have a 300TE with 4-matic light on always. Checked for codes all kinds of ways. Engine on\off Key on\off Shifter in all different ranges, 4-matic switch in test and function. Using launch and Baum scan tool, no communication. Manually grounded diagnosti...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6530X
this car is a head scratcher. customer came in with car not wanting to run. ford told cust. that the vct was fulty and needed to have vct replaced. before i was willing to replace vct i started diagnosing my symptoms. going off of mitchell i tracked part of my...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
We have an unusual problem. We have all of the same symptoms as several of you have experienced with a flex fuel module failure, but we cannot find where this one is. We picked one up from the dealer, so we do know what it is supposed to look like. On the Sabl...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 4M2ZU86W13
hello everyone. i have a good one. this vehicle came in with no power windows, interior lights, radio, automaic memory seats, automatic headlights, and the ipc gauges and lights were not working. you could turn the headlamps on manually and the dash lights wou...
1993 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.5L 1st and 2nd gear VIN: JA3EA11A8R
I have a 5sp jumps out of 1st and 2nd gear drain trans lots of metal not from nomal wear remove trans remove rear cover found metal like pcs.to remove cluth housing I remove all bolts and the case opens a little bit only.I don't want to break anything thats st...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Band VIN: JA4MW51R31
When we went for a test drive felt a noise coming from the auto transmission like Kick down band slippage while vehicles shift into second or fourth gear and also in reverse is like a whinning noise. Does this tranny V4A51 has adjustment for this band check o...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cruise controll VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
customer has a cruise controll system that works and then doesnt. I can drive it for a mile or so, and then it will not work. back in the shop and then it decides to work. Ive done some extensive testing on this system using Mitchells wiring diagram. Im hoping...
1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3CX54C2L
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L heater core VIN: 1G3WS52H7Y
customer complaint is intermitent loss of heat from hvac sys. also relates loss of coolant although it is possible this was all before cap replacement...car was low on coolant when I got it. topped it off and let it idle for an hour. good heat out of vents, st...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Heater VIN: 1P4GP44G4W
ITS BACK!!! The customer states that windows will fog up and ice over with defrost on max setting or any other setting...and that the buttons on the dash began flashing. When it came in the buttons were flashing we recalibrated it and the rear wiper button was...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP25B8W
unable to get much info on testing vehicle, can't keeping running long enough to scope. this vehicle came in with complaint of check engine light and shudder. found 7 codes in computer, po117,p1598,p0113,po420,p0138,p0137. Found that vehicle barely ran. Conver...
1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GZNE14U3M
car towed in no start -had bad crank sensor replaced crank sensor module coils wires and plugs now under excelleration the car backfires and dies if you cycle ignition off and on quickly car will take off again until move throttle down again and instantly shut...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L inj pulse eng off VIN: IG2NE14N3P
This car will fire the injectors and ignition with the key on and engine off will not start. This car has a new crank sensor, ignition module and ECM. Ihave pulled both ground bundles from the bell housing and cleaned them. I have pulled the harness between cr...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUDA88D7T
Thanks for all of the replies. Given the testing I'd already done and that 7 of the 8 replies said the IAC motors were a common problem and it should be replaced, I just went ahead and replaced it and the problem is solved. One other reply pointed to the IAC m... Trouble codes: 1504 (possible vacuum leaks).
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBSCB92040
thanks for replies, the O2 control code was in fact the ecm which was repaired by an ecm reconditioner, however the camshaft code is still coming back so we advised customer to go to dealer to get vanos checked out. Trouble codes: 1244 (camshaft sensor), 1213 (o2 2 control).
1995 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G4NV55MXS
thank you for all the replies after showing the customer how the car fails the block test I finally convinced him the car had a blown head gasket, however he declined any further work. He said he would try adding bars leaks head gasket sealer and if that doesn...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDUO6L7R
Thanks for all the help. Unfortunatly I was unable to find the problem yet. I tried your suggestions. I replaced the crank sensor, cam sensor, the pigtail to the cam sensor, the harmonic balancer and spark plugs. Fuel pressure was very good at idle or off idle...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1246T
Thanks to all who replied, i had 4 in the first hour WOW!! It seems some of early testing on this vehicle was flawed. I did indeed have 12 volts at both crank and cam sensors, what had me going was the fact my wiring diagram said that feed wire should be batt+...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCEK14R5V
thanks everyone cleaned the rust under the sensor but it did not help so we replaced the 2 front hub it works great now sorry about the close time as it is our shop truck thank for all the help
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L po401 VIN: 1G1ND52M8W
hey Iatns thanks for all your emails.there were 3 problems,bank1 sensor2 was bad,the mass air flow sensor wasnt reading right,and i took off the throttle body and there was a am little carbon there clean passage pasted obd2 test car has a sticker on it. thank ... Trouble codes: 401 (egr low flow).
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 shift, 2-3 shift VIN: 1GCEK19R3W
Thanks to all for taking the time to reply. Checked voltage to trans from ignition switch as was suggested - OK. Since vehicle origonally came in with everything working but reverse I got another unit from Jasper and problem solved. I guess they're not perfect...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L no start VIN: 1GNDX03E9X
I was unable to find anything at time the car was in the shop. But a big help was Bluffs Chassis for sending me a 15 page fax with everythiing you need to know about this system. I the van acts up again on the customer he will bring it back and now I have so...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer cas VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
Vince gave an excellent explanation on how this thing works and a quick and easy way to test it. Needless to say I am sure it is the transfer case motor assembly now but the customer does not have the $600 my dealer wants for it. Thanks to all. here is vince's...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on, runs fine VIN: 1G1JC12451
Well I am confident that this problem is cured. After reading all replies it really got me thinking how this system worked. Thank you to all who replied it helped me understand the system to figure it out. The problem was the EVAP canister Vent Solenoid. It wa... Trouble codes: P0440.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L doesn't accelerate VIN: 2G1WF52E41
Thanks to everyone found that under hard acceleration vac. showed cat. was melted. warranty part problem fixed
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L rear main seal VIN: 3C3EL45X4W
thanks for the quick replies, we did stake the seal in a few places and it seems to work fine. we also talked to our local chr. dealer, they told us that this was a very common problem. they told us that they do have a seal retainer, but that it does not seem ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GF68444
hi techs,can not reproduce the problem,now the owner not sure if the engine shut down when the dash went dead,she said she was un sure.we found a wiring harness close nearly touching the exhaust,the covering slighty melted.we rerouted the wires and sent it bac...
1966 Dodge Charger 7.2L instrument cluster VIN: XP29F61273
I found the transformer for the electroluminescence system to be defective. It took me quite a while to find one of these, but I have found one and installed it. The instrument illumination works fine. Thanks for the help.
1966 Dodge Charger 7.2L instrument lights VIN: XP29F61273
I found that the transformer for the electroluminescence was defective. It took me quite a while to find one of these, but I found one and installed it. The instrument illumination works fine. Thanks for the help.
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Stall VIN: 1P3ES47C9T
thanks to all that replied what i found was current ramping the coil power showed that the dwell would start to increase right before the engine would stall. crank but would not start used atm test mode to fire coil both sides were the same current replaced cr...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L transmission 3/4 shift VIN: 3B7HF13Z6T
Thanks for all of your suggestions. But this is what I found out was the problem. First of all, I checked govenor pressure with road speed, which is suppose to be 1psi per mile per hr. I was going about 48mph and I only had 12 lbs pressure, through research I ...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1B3ES42Y4W
first i want to thank everyone who took the time to reply to this post !! i wish i could say i had a fix on this one but i dont i lined up the marks per replies but still had no compression so i decided to pull the head to see if maybe a valve had bent or some...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7HF16Y3X
Thanks to all?The fix was 02 sensor and replaced cat. Dodge just came out with extended warranty and replaced both under that? the dealer also played with it for a week and did not find. The clue was when it died it would go full lean for a split sec than die ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11XX2
Thanks everyone for your insight. I went ahead and coughed up the $619.00 for a Dodge reman computer. What a relief when it started right up. However, the VIN has to be programmed into the computer by a Dodge dealership because I'm am getting an ABS code now t...
1968 Ford f250 4x4 390CID park brake cables VIN: F26BKDO487
Thanks for all the great replies. I recieved a couple of phone numbers from someone who didnt have a name posted with his reply so I cant thank him, but the phones worked well and I was able to find the cables and steering column bearings. Once again thanks to...
1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6044J
After trying to get this vehicle to act up for a week with no success, it sat over a weekend. When we started on it Monday morning it ran terrible, after further inspection we found that it did have a blown head gasket. We don't think this had any effect on or... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor out of range), 96 (no power to fuel pump relay).
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I replaced lower and upper intake manifold gaskets. This was not the fix. This car has a really strange miss to it. I do believe it has a bad injector, or a bad mass air flow sensor. the customer works out of state and is gone for some time, this is reason for... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1100.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
well this vehicle needed to be returned to the customer. i am at a loss on this one and i cant seem to come up with any rhyme or reason. i replaced the cylinder head temp sensor and the coolant temp sensor, which operates the gauge, i cannot find a separate ec...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rough idle VIN: 2FAHP71W43
Thanks for all the good information. I didn't mention some of the obvious checks and tests, i.e. O2 sensors plugged in correct banks, disconnect battery to reset strategy, etc that I did do... But to make a long story short the timing chain guide on the left b...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Ride ControL VIN: 1FTNE24L03
Thank you for taking the time to reply. We installed a new ford steering box and a factory ford steering damper.( Ford makes a kit for vehicles that are not equipped with a damper ) We replaced the box for wear, and installed damper to protect the customers in...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W83
Some good replies in checking resistance of the bag, and checking the connector. Tried the suggestion of unhooking the battery, connecting the seatbelts, then reconnecting battery, light still on. I checked all i could, guess it needs to go get the Iflash done...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3644M
A big thank you to all who replied. I took all the info that I received and ran with it. Tried everything that was said. Finally I rechecked the dist. and the rotor. Now I did have spark at the plugs but it was at the wrong cylinders. What I discuvered was the... Trouble codes: 6 (16 -), 16 (testing and results).
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L all gears VIN: 1HGCG565XW
yes this car is fixed torconverter failer, flushed trans before trans removeal repraced convertor reinstalled trans car is good. woulda never thought that would be the only problem. thanks for the replys it helped. and no recall was listed on this car.
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Power steering VIN: 4S2DM58W8Y
We took pump off and disassembled. Found gunk in pressure relief valve bore. Replaced valve to be on the safe side and lightly honed out bore. (old valve was not moving freely in bore). Full assist back and customer decides to trade in vehicle for something ne...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX27425
first of all hanks to everibody that replied. removed the engine computer for inspection and there it was: just by pulling the connector apart it was totally green from corrosion. this guy lives by the ocean too. one of the pins just fell off the connector whe...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L outside mirrors VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
apperentlly this vehicle had a module for the mirrors that was malfunctioning the unit had to be baught from jag and re-programed by jag , so i just sent the vehicle to the dealership.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258N9Y
I will close this now since the shop that sent it to me elected to take the information I gave them and fix it themselves. Here is what I concluded. After the replies which were very helpful I done some more testing. I ran a heater circuit test and found the h... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P00, 138 (downstream 1/2 shorted high), P00, 132 (upstream 02 1/1 shorted to voltage).
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF22E3T
hi guys, the problem was a bad brake light switch, hook up scan tool & took it for a road test & find out that the pcm is not seen the brake signal from the brake light switch when you braking , most of the time its working & sometimes its not. thank to all wh...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ225X3
Well considering the numerous replies stating the recall notice on this car, and my inability to find any other identifiable, I will be sending this guy to the dealer... Thanks to all Tony
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, hard start VIN: CA35D5HA31
Thanks to all that replyed, the customer does want to fix this vehicle and we still have it in our lot but they are cashflow challenged at this time,we hope to do the repair next month.
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L SRS Light ON VIN: JA3AM84J55
Since i could not retrieve information from srs module, I recommend to bring the car to a dealership, but customer declined to fix it.
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Power Window VIN: JN8DR09XX3
Well it seems that this is not an uncommon happening. For those seeking a fix -- there is a black button on the motor that must be held in while you manually completely lower the window (do not use 'auto-down,' just push the window button to the first dentent)...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DN58V1R
The intermittent start became a full time no start. I switched the fuel injection relay with another matching relay from the relay box. The car started. I switched them back, it still ran. The terminals looked good. Either the connection was poor or I woke up ...
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