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1999 Audi A4 1.8L idle VIN: WAUBB28DXX
hello all, on friday we started the job of replacing the steering rack. in the middle of our job the "go home bell" rang and the battery was left disconnected over the weekend. monday morning rolls around and we finished the job. the battery was re-connected ...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L heat VIN: WBABF4314P
we have this bmw with no heat at idle, going down the road heat works good. as soon as engie comes back to idle heat cools off. this system does not have a aux. water pump. have checked and replaced thermostat, removed water pump and it has the pump with the m...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5327R
Have confirmed a failing DME (ECM) due to water damage but need to know if I'll have to program new part and if so, can I do it with a Baum scan tool? Dealer was very unhelpful and said they didn't know if it had to be programmed. Have read a few similar posts...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH833XX
Found Fault Code 148 In Engine Control Module looking for vaild test Note Code for ews and de cominication failure. When the outside temp. Is around freezeing car will intermitently not crank or delayed crank. When temp is bellow freezing car will not crank an...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G4WB54LXM
HELP. Surge/chuggle/jerk in engine or transmission at about 45-52 MPH at level speeds or slight acceleration while in overdrive & lockup. Customer stated the problem did not exist until the transmission was recently replaced. We test drove and did not feel the...
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 5.7L power windows VIN: 1737L6S425
If someone has the wiring diagram for this Corvette and could FAX it I would surely appreciate it. Can't find where the power windows get their power from. I think I remember a relay somewhere, but I'm getting so old I have a hard time remembering yesterday. O...
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L gauges VIN: 1G1FP21P2H
this camaro blows fuse for gauges after driving awhile, had some wiring repairs behind dash but never found source of short. have heard that thees camaro's have ground problems, and was hoping that someone out there in camaro land has run into this before, or ...
1993 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 5.0L Starting VIN: 1GBEG25K3R
the problem is not present it kind of fixed itself when i pulled it in the shop.this is a conversion van that when you tuen the key off it doesnt turn off.it keeps running,not dieseling but running normal.has any one seen this before?
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L with lights on and putting vehicle into reverse en VIN: 2GCEK19M1T
engine stalls with lights on & put into reverse.also stalls in reverse with brake applied.engine stumbles when turn-signals on or brake applied
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L fuel VIN: 1GCHG35F51
Customer complaint of check engine lamp on and hard start with lots of white smoke. 1St off replaced fuel filter and road tested. I fixed PO335, a visual inspection found the crank sensor harness bad. PO1870 is overdrive is bad. Truck is going to trans shop ne...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L hard start VIN: 1GCFG25W51
Hey guys, the main complaint is hard starting. I verified this and the engine does not crank smoothly. When cranking and a cylinder fires, the engine jerks to a stop momentarity as if the firing is out of order, just like an engine trying to start with the plu... Trouble codes: P0128, P0300
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C4GP64L7X
guy's just thought i would put this one out there van drove in to shop customer said that it would loose power and back fire through intake and that the 02 sensor was stuck on lean or center but would not go rich and they had it replaced at another shop took t... Trouble codes: P0132 (o2 sensor shorted to ground), P0134 (o2 sensor stays at center), P1389 (no power from asd relay at ecm)
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C4GM68495
the symptom is very simple vehicle dies when you turn on left and applying brakes...dealer said that the entertainment video player that the customer install in the rear produce that...so the customer remove it...same thing. we do not see any visible/evident ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs and brake light VIN: 3B7KF23Z9S
working on this 95 ram 2500. this vehicle has an abs and brake light on. my question is how do i read trouble codes. there is no single wire to ground. looking at a wiring diagram the two data wires run into a data link connector. the connector they go into is...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3AD56T6S
This one is driving me more crazy than I already am. This car has a cut out that lasts for a second while ideling or acelerating constantly,every 5 to 15 seconds. The car does not stall and starts fine,no backfireing. When putting the timing light on it the ig...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L parking brake light VIN: 1B7KF26C3T
Hi everyone. i have a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel that has a parking brake light that stays on all the time. I took it to the Dodge Dealer and they told me that it had a code 78, foundation brake. I checked all of the brakes. Front pads have plent...
1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L 1st gear, improper shifting VIN: 2B3HD56F3T
Orignal complaint: ses on, another shop checked and had a code 70 auto circut problem. Transmission shop sent us the car. It has that code but also code 53 gear ratio error in 3rd, 54 gear ratio error in 4th, 46 3-4 shift abort and 61 inadequite 2-4 volume. We...
1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH56F6V
Vehicle will cut out for a second while under acceleration. At times idling in shop it will cut out & sometimes stall. It does not appear to be a miss , but a momentary dead kill. We replaced cam & crank again to be sure, tried a coil & a used pcm, all to no a... Trouble codes: 11 (Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp)
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L fuel pump fuse blowi VIN: 1B3ES42Y6W
The fuel pump is new, and has caused the same pattern as the previous pump. the pump rpm is 6000 rpm. and the current draw is normally at 8-10amps, with the odd spike of 39amps. on the lab scope with the low amps probe, the pattern will jump once. and spike.
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1B4HS28N31
I need some from the chrysler guys out there. I have this durango and it has code P1698-No CCD Message Rececived From PCM. I can not find any info on this code, Alldata does not give a flow chart or any helpful info. I some has run into this problem before or ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L door locks/dash/interior lights/theft deterrent VIN: 2B4GP44RX2
This vehicle at times when shut off and left for 10 minutes or so go into a mode where the dash is totally inop, the door locks are inop, the interior lights are inop, the engine will crank and not start or sometimes will actually start but still none of the o...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L horn VIN: 2JKIKLKDHS
have truck in and was woundering if anyone has come across were the horn will not stop sounding unless you pull the fuse or unplug the clock spring in the steering wheel,just happend one day out of the blue. dealer has never sold a clock spring for one of thes...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3B7KF23ZX2
Trans come in burnt replaced, replaced cooler, plugged. A code p1740 was there before and after. Affects no apperent system only the annoyance of the mil being on. Have followed chryslers diag for the code, and come to a dead end. In freeze frame data, i do no...
1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L engine VIN: 2E3HD66FOT
I have this eagle vision,3.5 v6 cust states it over heats at random times,(hiway,,start,stop) heater blows hot air then gets cold,temp guage starts going up and boils over. Ive installed a new radiator,water pump,thermostat(195),upper/lower hose's and every ti...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L no data connector VIN: 1FTCF15Y1R
I have an F150 Flareside pickup with this no start problem along with no check engine light. I went to hook up the scanner and I can't find the data link connector. It should be under the hood on the left fender. I have looked along with two other tech's. Not ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drive Belt VIN: 1FTEF15Y0S
Hi Ford techs, I had this 1/2 ton in last week for several repairs, noticed that the belt was severly frayed on the inside, it only had 3 ribs left on it. I replaced it and today the truck came back and the new belt doesn't seem to want to stay on the pulleys....
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L unsure VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
Need help, We have a 96 Ford Explorer with customer concern of noise and vibration above 75 mph. Test drove with customer, nothing occurred below 75 mph. Above 75 mph and around 80 mph vehicle will suddenly have a clunk and vehicle will shake/shudder for a sec...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTFX28W3V
Greetings fellow techs, Got an interesting one we're on today. 1997 Ford F-250 4WD which came to us with a complaint of stuck in 4WD Lo range. There were no indicators on in the dash and I noticed the OD light in the shift handle was blinking when I test drove...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L brake pad s VIN: 1FTNE2421X
this work van has a cronic fronT pad wear problem, seems like life on front brake pads is very short owner has tried various types of pads and vented & non vented rotors, in addition calipars & hose's been replaced twice as well is there any tsb's available fo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Thanks SOO much in advance! I will probably be needing the expertise of some Ford techs here. What we have here is a Windstar that arrived at our shop with the MIL on. The customer brought it here after the last shop was unable to get the MIL off. I have been ... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire moniter disabled)
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F91
This tow truck is neglected pretty badly. After 20000 mile oil changes for the first 100k, I finally got them into the habit of changing the oil every 5000. Replacing a set of sludged injectors convinced them. The ICP and injectors were replaced in June 05. In... Trouble codes: P0167 (Feedback signal), P0344 (Cam sensor), P1247 (Turbo boost low), P1211 (ICP pressure above or below desired)
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
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L buying VIN: 1FMCU96H05
just a quick question to all ford guys my sister wants to buy one of these vehicles how is its track record, i do see several service bullitin on this vehicle, thanks for any information you can suppley
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX20555
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Heater System VIN: 1GKDT13W3W
For sone time now, this vehicle has been producing insufficient heat - Have replaced heater core and heat/defrost door in heater box, multiple thermostats - last one was OE, and water pump due to leaking (New - not reman). Still does not produce good heat and ...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L parking lamp, cluster VIN: KMHET46C26
parking light and cluster light stay on intermitent ,closed and open multi fonctione switch 4 to 6 time then cluster and parking lamp closed ,switch body control ,module switch multi fonction switch with doner cars same thing take out remote starter after mark...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L starter VIN: JNKCP11A3X
hey guys, i never imagined a starting problem could ever kick my butt this bad. customer said car wouldn't crank one day, after 15 or so minutes of trying it finally cranked. he went to his destination and when he killed the car it wouldn't restart. this thing...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 4S2CM58W4X
Truck came in on hook. No start. Obvious timing issue, so pulled down. Belt stripped at crank gear. Replaced belt. We did the cam synro procedure several times. Will not start. This is one odd puppy. WE canpull all the passenger side sparkplugs and the truck w...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L backfire thru intake VIN: 1J4GZ78SXR
Customer states that under cruise conditions vehicle will OCCASIONALLY backfire through intake manifold once or twice on a 150 mile roadtrip. Customer will let off throttle to approx. 50mph (from cruising speed of 70mph) and vehicle will operate normally but w...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L #2 rod bearing VIN: JT8VK13TZP
Hello, Ive got a good customer with a 93 ES300 3VZ-FE that I overhauled 2 years ago for a spun #2 connecting rod bearing, he has been in regularly for maintainance and other services on all his vehicles including this one since the repair. A while ago he relo...
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT88H68X5X
didn't spend a lot of time on this one. hoping others had come across something common. did check the basics, found nothing so far. Trouble codes: P0446
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 071Y663658
Greetings Ford/Lincoln master gurus. This car ran well for a short time after having the 90 degree elbow replaced at the oil separator and the ECM cleared at another shop. Soon though, the check engine light reappeared and a surge/hesitation accompanied the li... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor swapped), P1129 (O2 sensor swapped)
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E0R
hi guys car came in runs very rough & misfire & all 4 clylinders on the driver's sides is not firing , power coming to the ignition coil but the coil is not firing, no codes in the system,check wiring for spec& tested okay. we thought is a bad coil, becuase lo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 24 crank sensor VIN: WDBGA51E29
Help, I have a reoccuring code 24 thats set in the dm module. Swapped other known good modules such as, LH1, ezl,basemodule, dm module. Installed new crank sensor twice. Inspected fly wheel for broken timing tabs or windows. Also visually inspected wiring. In ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Power steering VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Hello Techs, We have this 97 MB C280 here that intermittently looses power assist. It seems to only do it cold. If it is outside for about an hour and you go start it then turn the steering wheel it will have no assist at first. After about a quarter turn the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starting VIN: WDBJF65J61
help!i have this e320 driving me crazy.it is a no crank situation.all it does is energise the starter selonoid for about a second then stops.tried two different keys.not alot of diag info on alldata.has anyone seen this before?i did check the fuses(#40that was...
2000 Mitsubishi WA EXPRESS 2.4L No Start VIN: JMFJEPB4VY
Help Mitsubishi techs! this van was towed in with a no start condition,we did our normal checks and found no fuel pressure,we then checked current(with a test light) at the pump.There was power so we obviously changed the fuel pump. After fitting new fuel pump...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
This one belongs to my Brother-in-law which owns a used car lot. He bought at an auction so I have no history. As soon as he called w/ problem, I checked database and recommended he replace the MAF and have ECM flashed. That w/ a new Nissan air filter was pref... Trouble codes: 505 (IAC control malfunction)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
Greetimgs to all I have this maxima that sets a code 171 bank2 system lean I have smoked the engine for vaccum leaks and none were found.I tested the o2 sensor and it seems to be swinging properly.I have changed mass air flow sensors on these maximas for the s... Trouble codes: P0171
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3NL5434N
Customer concern is poor fuel mileage. No trouble codes. Monitored fuel trim values, trims are dropping in closed loop, engine is running rich. All sensor values are within proper range, fuel pressure is within specs, pressure regulator is not leaking fuel int...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13W6X
This 1999 4.3L has the "spider type" injection system - what happens is after 2-3 weeks of driving the car gets towed in due to a no start condition - we find that the injector connection at the top of the fuel metering body has been pushed up and looses it co...
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GMDU06L9R
this vehicle was towed in with no start. started diagnosis with fuel pressure test within range checked ignition no spark. as suspected no injection pulse either. scanned vehicle for codes or out of normal data. noticed no rpms during cranking. i also checked ...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, hard cold start VIN: 1G2HX52K7S
This 95 Bonneville came in with no check engine light. Starting hard and misfiring. Intial Genisys scan, no communication. Swapped PCM and car runs fine. Comes up with 1 Cam Crank error. Roadtested for 30 mins left car running. Quick roadtest again with Genisy...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD75N3X
found no spark, the di cassett smells burnt, removed cover from it and it shwos signs of being burnt. tested for power to the casset and did not have it on terminal 10. found the fuse fine, but the computor doesn't seem to turn on the ignition relay. our quest...
1994 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G8ZK5576R
Thank you in advance.
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L odometer incorrect VIN: 1G8JU54F72
Good Morning and thanks in advance for reading this long help request. This vehicle was brought to a customer shop of mine with a dead battery/ battery cable problem. Problem was repaired and when power was restored the odometer is reading 694729 miles on a v...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L wipers VIN: 4T7BF2A852
This car has a problem where the wipers will not park properly,but they stop in place when switched off.Also the intermittent control is not working properly.I am not that familiar with these & I think the control is in the combination switch,but am not sure.A...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge VIN: YV1VS255YF
car came in surging at idle cold or hot.all voltages are correct and idle motor ohms out good.clean throttle and tested tps any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 505 (system malunction), 507 (signal too high)

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1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSBG932QT
Unfortunately customer can not show up on date he booked in, we can not have any further diagnosis for this vehicle. Thanks again for all your replys and ideas.
1985 Cadillac Seville 4.1L Brake pedal VIN: 1G6KS6980F
Thanks to all who responded. After much deliberation and talking with the customer we proceded to throw parts at it. The pedal feel became better with a new proprtioning vale and acceptable to return to the customer when front brake hoses were replaced. I neve...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L lights stay on dash VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
Thank you to the three people who replied to our post. We did check grounds again to no avail - we also put a test pcm and stock radio (customer had aftermarket stereo system - but they had done a good job of installing it - no breach of the class 2 serial dat...
1986 Chevrolet S10 2.8L fuel gage VIN: 1GCB514R2G
thanks to everyone. unit was loosing ground through locking ring on top of tank.most everyone hit the nail on the head.came in this morning checked ground cleaned ring gage works perfect.many thanks again
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G1AW19W1J
Thanks to everyone for your help. Ron (chevy tech) hit the nail on the head found #4 & #6 injectors shorted. replaced injectors reinstalled original ecm. vehicle now runs still has a cwl for knock sensor but customer chose to ignore the light for a while. once...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1LT51W4K
thanks all for the replys I went and installed a set of injectors and the car now run very good thank you Trouble codes: 45 (running rich).
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B1B684P1T
hello everyone thanks for all your imput,today was my lucky day, i finaly got it!!! it was the wires to the o2 sensors. someone took trans and engine out a year ago and crossed the left rear o2 sensor wiring with the right front o2 wires. ecm was being told it... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple miss fire), P0154 (insufficient activity b2 s1), P1653 (oil level light circuit).
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L alarm VIN: 1G1ND52T4V
Thanks for all the replies. One of these days, customer's are going to learn that things would be a lot easier if they would just tell us everything up front. Come to find out, it did have an aftermarket alarm, it just hadn't been working. I removed the alarm ...
1994 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1C3EU4534R
I will start with the fix on this Lebaron. After going thru all the tips that everyone supplied I was still at a loss for answers then a friend of mine stopped by and gave me a hand. We went thru all that I had checked and done to the car and came back to the ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L thermostat VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
thanks everybody.thermostat installed correctly-spring/pellet towards block-system bled with snappy vacuum filler and cooling system working properly
1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L fuel pump VIN: 3B3AA46K9R
Thanks for the replies. Both the ASD relay & the fuel pump relay tested bad, replaced them & prob is fixed. IATN is great. Especially for those of us that are used to only one car line.
1994 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L Hard to Start VIN: 2B4GH55R6R
Well, here we go, first, thanx to all that responded. The van acted up a little for me on a cold start, fuel press. guage stayed at 0psi, also didn't make a peep. I then checked the fuel pump relay and ASD relay contact points. Both showed a healthy burn mark,... Trouble codes: 21 (O2 Slow to respond), 62 (EMR Transmission).
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: IDONTKNOW0
the whole problem was that i got the wrong input from mitchell on demand. fuel pump pressure was not suppose to be at 125psi. it should be at 45-50 psi. unregulated is at 125 psi. so i took a wrong approach at the diagnosis. remember the MAP sensor code,that w...
1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB21Y2V
problem was the conector for purge valve, voltage was there but poor conection, connector was not available, so i had to get one from a wrecked car. I should have checked before posting, but you guys lead me right there. thanks for all the help.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 387HF132XV
Well this dog is done... most responses said to replace intake gaskets: we did. No help. One said timing chain, but it was OK...finally found the problem: broken valve springs. Springs were good enough to give us compression under crank, but not when running. ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start, Surge VIN: 1B7HF13Z3V
Dodge dealer investigated and found problem to be a bad wire to the igniton coil. From: Daniel from Montana Date: 01/28/2006 08:50:16 'Greg, I have no answers, only questions. unit drives into your shop with a surge, You spend money on parts, and lots of t...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: IFALP52U75
Well I am happy to report that this car is fixed,thanks to all that replied.Turned out to be bad PFE sensor,on scan tool pids it showed 3.08v,I had overlooked this on my initial tests because the car had so many other problems.The hose looked good on outside b... Trouble codes: 176 (Lean Bank 2), 177 (Rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel Pump Circuit Open - ECA to ground), 543 (Battery to ECA).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Thanks for the help, all 23 replies. Everyone stated that the engine does not need to be removed. There is actually quite a bit of room once the water pump is off. There are 4 (this one actually had 5) long studs that go through the pump and timing cover, a co...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
Sorry about the short post on this taurus I was in a big hurry at the time. Turned out the o2's were reading zero on the scanner because I was not giving them time to warm up so I was chasing a ghost. After checking voltage at the PCM and wasting a lot of shop... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR1548W
Thanks for all the replies, the fix was a shift motor. The genisys wasnt much help lack of info! The autoenginuity showed more pids but I am not yet comfortable with it. The switch plate status from motor never changed. power and ground at motor ok. The switch...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
Hello, This vehicle was fixed by replacing the serpentine belt tensioner. Several people suggested this, but the best information came from Nick from Ohio who noted that these tensioners come apart internally in such a way that they look and feel normal, but...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Parasitic Draw VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
Thanks to all that responded! Everyone seemed to agree that this is Normal! We were just trying to find out if there was a number that was normal. There was a lot of responses and a lot of ( Normal ) numbers. We had replaced the battery ( was 5 years old and b...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
Thanks guys for all the input. The majority stated I was correct on my intake diagnosis and you guys have done many before. Some stated just the upper gaskets and some stated both. I removed upper plenumn by removing a few vacuum lines and connectors, took out... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0172 (lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Starter VIN: 1FAFP66L8Y
Thanks to the guys that replyed, we have not fixed the car yet customer wanted car back for now. Because the problem was so intermitent and never left him stranded. The replys talked about things that I had mentioned in my post and I did recheck there sugestio...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Cust. has not returned. Called him and said he took it to the dealership. They replaced the glow plugs, relay, then the injectors. Cust. still having the same concern! I think he is going to trade it in. Thanks everyone for the help, I'll update if i hear what... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 not contributing).
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X22
thanks eveyone for good response. well customer is not back yet from vacation.i will update information when he come back.
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12W75
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs light on VIN: 1HGEM21992
want to thank all who replied,special thanks to bob from ontario,who led me in retreiving codes by grounding the brown wire at dlc,this gave me code 22-3 which means passenger buckel decrease in resistance found not pluged in all the way.cleared code everthing...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AXY
My very good customer has gone to Michigan on a family matter and will be going to the dealer for an updated MAF and Reprogramming to address the P0171 issue when he returns. Most of the replies suggested a new MAF and programming. The symptoms seem to support... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean).
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L brake pedal VIN: SAJHV1642J
Thanks to John [...]. He faxed me a diagram showing me how this system works. I also found the complete documents under steering & suspension in ALLDATA. This system works mechanically what most systems do electronically. There is a mechanical pump in fro...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA158YM
I got the one reply I was looking for from Jason [...] concurring my interpretation of the electronic throttle replacement procedure (which I down loaded from the Jaguar Technical Web Site) - being that a new T/B DOES NOT have to be initialized or version code... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FT78S1S
We have checked the frame for any cracks or damages and we could not find any - we then checked the fluid for flow to make sure that the fluid would flow correctly and it does - we then replaced the steering gear and that solved all our problems - thanks for t...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4J68S4WL
What was actually happening under hard braking was not a brake pull but rather the rear end was coming around. We road tested another Jeep and it too had the same problem. Remember this vehicle dose not have ABS. We spoke to a service writer at a local Jeep de...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L ck eng lite on VIN: JT8UF11E2N
we rechecked and started from scrach and traced vac line schematic and found the vcv vac control valve foe evap canister was not holding vacumn at the switch port #2-3 and was a constance vac leak to egr source. we are testing this and lite has stayed off w/li...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio VIN: JT8GK13T9R
Thank you to all who replied to my help request and especially to the iATN member from Chicago (I'm sorry I should have written his name down) who called me and pointed me in the right direction. This was definately a case of tunnel vision on my part. I assu...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNFM83W1W
Sorry took so long to reply.Turned out that the battery was low when the dealership tech tried to reprogram.Deliverd car to customer and all is fine.I learned my lesson on this one if you dont have ngs-wds.send the car to the dealer.
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L trans shift VIN: 1LNHM82W73
Thanks for all the help. My sympathy to Sherman in Texas, hope your condition improves. I did not bore with all details, more what was pertinant. The wiring loom was burned at o2 sensor causing intermittant short. so the trans was ok. I have again been test dr...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBAB53A8E
Well, the responses were great!! Most said that the 300CD was doing great at 27mpg. Kent in Iowa mentioned that the 300SD is geared differently and gets better mileage. Maybe I can change the differential out, but then I would have to get the speedo corrected....
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L trip odo, clock, climate control memory VIN: 1FMZU72K93
Fellas, As lame as I am, you were dead on. Whoah to those who dont check their basics first. 7.5 amp fuse powers memory and is the only fuse I had not checked. Visual inspection is the key to many things, this included. Thanks!
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Fist off Thanks to everyone who responded to my request. I ended up digging in to it alittle further and used my Vantage to check signal at the engine computer. Had both cam and crank signals. Advised customer to take vehicle to dealer since the computer was u... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor problem).
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