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1995 Audi A6 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WAUGA84A0S
Hi, got this Audi in with a bad transmission leak and slipping transmission. I found out that the transmission fluid was leaking into the final drive unit. I came to find out that the final drive unit was completely burnt up and the gears were chewed up. I rep...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDA88D9T
Hi there, car had engine noise-not unlike lifter noise, appears from "V" area of motor, clients wife was driving and never noticed noise, guy drove it today, noticed noise for first time and brought straight to shop. noise is "tapping" and increases with revs....
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4321V
Hey Guys Henry here, (Brians' Tech). This vehicle actually was setting two codes before I got started on it. It was also setting a VANOS Sticking code which cleared after changing the oil. I first ran it with some Benz 0W40 for a few hard miles and then switc... Trouble codes: 244 (Crankshaft Segment Timing Failure)
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L cruise/wipers/trip computer VIN: 4USCJ3321W
cruise control , onboard computer for avev speed & econ, and speed sensing wiper not acting correctly. the speedometer in the instrument cluster is working fine and uses the same speed sensor from what can tell by wiring diagrams. What type of signal comes out...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 001JW40471
This BMW came in with an intermittent stall, loss of power problem, Code 65 for inlet camshaft sensor, always came back even though the sensor tested ok, after checking the archives we replaced the sensor and car seems to run OK now. However code 123 - Activat... Trouble codes: 65 (Signal Inlet camshaft sensor), 123 (Activation map cooling)
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Misfire, Excessive plug wear VIN: 2G4WF5214X
What I have here is a 3.8 supercharged with no running problems inidicated when driving until plug tip is burnt off, then will start misfiring. What I have found out is that the plugs were replaced once (500 miles ago) prior to coming to me with a new mass air... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KY5492W
This cadillac is drawing 3.8 amps and flattening the battery.I removed fuse 63 from the fuse box under the seat (amp)and it dropped to 2amps.I then removed fuse # 7 from the fuse box under the bonnet and it fixed the rest of the current draw.I need to no what ...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L air bag VIN: WO6VR52R2X
The battery was dead, customer hooked up a small battery charger to start. After the engine started Air Bag light was on and stayed on while running. I Cannot find any information on how to diagnoise the problem. Need help on this one.
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP23EXM
I am dealing w/ a Camaro that doesn't want to stay fixed. About 6 months ago it developed a lack of power on accel w/ intermittent rough idle. This was accompanied by code 42 for EST. This was repaired w/ replacement of ECM and PROM(both GM parts) and a knock ...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L module VIN: 1GKDT13WGN
this lady lives two miles down a dirt road twenty miles from town. she comes to town every day. she always puts it in 4wd to drive on the dirt (even on the 4th of july) and two on the paved. about every 2 months the module goes bad...won't even blink the light...
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation VIN: IGCCS14X5T
Cleared codes and non have retured while test driving. Thought problem might just be related to fuel pump as this is so common on this motor, CPI, lots of posts with my problems fixed by FP replacement. Truck feels like it has a slight miss while going down th... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P420, P1441 (evap system flow during non-purge)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4G1JF32T1V
Here's the deal customer brought us this 97 cavalier they had just purchased. It was running bad and check engine light was on. I scanned it to find the above codes... first thing I found was a broken vacuum hose to the MAP sensor. I repaired it cleared the co... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172, P0106
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L valves VIN: 1G1JC5246X
hello, car came in for rough running,took compression ck,two compression.removed head , 2 bent valves,removed timing cover ,ck chain,ok,head done over,replaced lifters,drove around for a day,ran great,customer took car,4 days back in for roug...
1999 Chevrolet C6500 7.4L tank runs dry VIN: 1GBJ7H1BXX
This big truck is back, the left tank keeps going dry, and the right tank stays full, not transferring fuel over. Last time I worked on it the right transfer pump was bad, replaced it and the fuel control module & relay, and got fuel pumping out of the right t...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L steering rack? VIN: 1GCEK19T9Y
This truck has asqueal that sounds just like abelt squeal. Replaced both belts, has a seperate ac belt, checked pulley alinement and could not feel anything wrong.A week later squeal came back, replaced belts again, with amajor brand name, still noisy, but ver...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Thermostat? VIN: 2GCEK19T6X
Hi all, We replaced the water pump on this truck due to milage and leaking water pump gaskets. We are in Texas, when we finally got a cool snap, customer complained of no heat. Engine is running 175 deg with a ambient of 70 deg, less when it is cooler. We orig...
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...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNFK16Z72
we have a 4l60 trans with a 1-2 hard upshift(bangs). that is the only time you feel the bang shift is doing the 1 -2 upshift - you do not feel it in any other gear or on downshift. we serviced trans and installed new pan gasket and filter. there was no metal i...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, floods out VIN: 2C3HC56F6S
good afternoon to all.this thing towed in this am for cranks no start.found flooded replaced 6 plugs and changed oil and filter (oil full of gas)rechecked same codes stored,cam and crank sensors ok,coolant temp at ambient and tps ok.only re...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L aspirator VIN: 2C3HC56F9V
Thank you in advance. History on car is aspirator motor shuts off with ignition as it should,but starts running sometime later. (motor is always running upon returning to the car.) car had been doing this for over a year. We diagnoses a BCM failure and ordered...
1993 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Misfire VIN: JB3BM54JOP
need help on this stealth.cyl 1 & 3 are dead and no codes. run compression test 160 to 165.good spark on both cyls cked injectors ohm out 17.2 same as others. cked injectors with stethascope while running can hear clicking just like good cyls. cked timing belt...
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...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L cluster VIN: 2B6HB11ZOX
This van came in with a dead cluster. Installed a used cluster and it seemed to work except now the air bag light is on and after 10 to 15 seconds the odometer changes from miles to "NO BUS". We got another used cluster and it does the same thing but now the c...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF23W91
This truck runs like the EGR valve is stuck open, only problem is it don't have a egr valve. I don't see many v-10 so this is a weird duck to me!!! It has no down strean o2s, & a smog pump? It idles like it has a vac. leak,checked it with smoke & no leak. Its ... Trouble codes: P0500, P1281
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF36572
Greetings to all this dump truck belongs to a local town parks and recreation dept,it has acheck engine light on and poor idle.I scanned the data and I can see my bank 2 sensor 1 voltage is staying at zero volts,my bank 1 sensor1 voltage is switching the way i... Trouble codes: P0174
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L speedometer VIN: 1W3B149567
HELLO TECHS. I NEED HELP!!! i have a 2003 caravan that came in idling rough & trans. in limp mode. scaned for codes, could not access the trans. module. on this van module is located behind lower left front of bumper (great place for buffalo salt). unpluged mo...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTHF26H2N
This truck is running rich and will not pass emissions test.The engine runs great. It will go into closed loop operation and begin to pull fuel out, at which time exhaust readings get much better, and then it will go back into open loop and almost stall from t...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTCR15X7N
4x4 will not engage. System is push button type. Neither button lights up . Customer has tried a switch but is not the problem . Checked for power at switch [ok] Checked connections at motor on t-case and fuses.[ok] Is there possibly a common problem with the ...
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 F-250 XL 7.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTHW26G9T
The vehicle came in with the transmission slipping. The transmission is an E4OD.I removed it from the vehicle replaced all clutches and seals that I found bad. I have replaced the valve body's and gaskets, filter, pump, and torque converter. Installed it back ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Foward gears VIN: 1FALP52U9V
Hello to all. I'm in a pickle with my brother's Taurus transmission. It applies drive gear cold but as the engine warms, at idle or rolling, it will begin to flare into neutral and thump back into gear. Reverse is not affected and no codes are present. I had i...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L power door lock VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
doors will not lock from driver or pass. switches.unlock mode is ok.switch in back cargo area operates everything fine,lock & unlock.actuators all these switches operate thru the rke module ? any info is appreciated, thanks in advance,mark.
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P5V
Well I need some help on this one. After almost a whole day on it. Car was towed in as a no start. Cranked engine and it sounded like a broken timing belt. (No compression) Pulled upper cover back to observe cam and it was turning. I pulled car into shop and p...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Seals VIN: 1FAFP58U2X
The car leaks water on the passenger floor to the extent of about a half inch during a short rain. I pulled the cabin air filter out to make sure it was installed properly. I replaced it with a new one and made sure the water guard that covers it is in place a...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
cust called complained truck would not run towed in to shop started truck service engine light was on run computer found all these cdes po750 755 743 443 135 141 155 161 -p1409 1451 1760 1747 cleared codes they came right back found one of the 02 had rubed exh... Trouble codes: P1760, P00, 750 (shift syl 1), P0755, P00, 743 (tcc), P0443, P1451
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FDWE45F23
we are having troubles with this bus it wants to keep blowing the o-rings out where the quick disconnect fitting go into the high pressure oil pump does anyone know of a reason why this would happen three times in a row it doesnt take long for it to blow the o...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1GTEC14H5S
Customer states the transmission was just rebuilt. Before the rebuild, The trans would'nt shift out of first gear. When the trans would'nt shift, the tach and speedo were not working at the same time. When the speedo, and tach start working, the trans shifts o...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L temp. control VIN: 1GTGC23U34
Hello everyone this vehicle has manual HVAC with seperate temp. Controls for the driver and passenger side. The problem is that the drivers side temp. Only works properly on full hot and full cold position only. Moving the lever slightly down will convert to c...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L gearshift lever VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
My kids 2wdr Isuzu rodeo's gearshift occasionaly sticks in park. He has had it stick on him several times, but has always managed to get it free after lotsa jiggleing. He say's the problem occurs randomly and it doesn't matter if its parked on a hill or on lev...
1990 Jaguar XJS Collection Rouge 5.3L Cuts out VIN: SAJNW5842L
car towed in, customer explained that anytime drive the car for 60 or 70 mile car loses the power and cuts off,car has been tune up and fuel pump has been changed in another shop we checked the reference sensors and connectors , front one was corroded after cl...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L battery VIN: 1J4GZ88Z1W
hi folks this jeep's battery will go dead over night unless the number 7 fuse (instrument cluster) fuse is removed. when i test the circuit with my amp meter it tests at .02 amp load. which is not enough to drain battery. testing draw at battery positive also...
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
1962 Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG 2.8L labor guide VIN: 404.114-02
Does anyone have a labor guide for one of these. I'm replacing the clutch and don't know what to charge. Thanks in advance.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L valve timing VIN: WDBEA32E9R
Hi Guys I replaced a head gasket on this MB and Im not sure about the cam timing. I had the crank on TDC I know for sure because I used a dial indicator when the head was off and marked the harmonic balancer. I put the drills in the holes on the cams. Also bef...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Codes VIN: WDBJF72F8V
Guys and Gals, This car came in with several codes in place, P0300 was repaired with a New Coil, and P0410 Air Pump cleared and has not reset at this time. My main problem now is for the transmission, it has 2 hard codes that will not clear, or at least come ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Customer brought vehicle in with the complaint of trying to back out of parking space when giving gas would not move. After several attempts finally started moving. While driving vehicle had no power, seemed like driving in low gear. I went out to test drive... Trouble codes: 400 (306 -), 306 (300b -), 300B (301b -), 301B (304b -), 304B (305b -), 305B (testing and results)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L oil level VIN: 4JGAB72E1Y
Hi all.Have this Mercedes with an oil consumption problem. Customer says it will lose a quart in 600mi to a quart and a half in 1200 miles. He also says there is a class action law suit dealing with this problem. Is this true? Being in Anaconda Mt, I dont see ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E41
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine VIN: WDBNG78J81
Hey fellow MB techs, I've got this S600 in with an oil leak. It's leaking profusely from somewhere under the intake, and running down the trans bellhousing. It's difficult to tell the exact origin of the leak without taking the manifold off, and then I won't b...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Belt Alignment VIN: 4M2XV11T0X
We have exhausted our resources. The Power Steering belt will be fine for a week and then start making noise again. The Mercury & Nissan Dealers have been no help with this condition. The belt was wearing on the inside edge, back side of the belt until we repl...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L windows,door locks,radio,dash lights,etc. VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
customer states that the dash lights flicker,the radio volumn fades,the power windoes park in different spots and the door locks work on thier own. when we hook up our scan tool to test, the problem goes away. we believe it is the bcm but can't confirm this. h...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT60352
The 15 amp fuse that feeds power to the fuel pump relay was blown. That relay sends power thru the inertia switch(fuel shutoff) to the fuel pump drive module. The fuel pump is controlled from it. Installed new fuse and works ok. Don't see anything else on the ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA3103Y
Hi guys, need help on this one! Cranks ok, no start. Fuel delivery is OK. At begining of crank spark is coming out for 1-2 seconds and than nothing. After ignition is turned of and on to crank, spark is coming for the first couple seconds. the folowing has bee...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1995 Olds Aurora. The customer complains of an erratic Speedometer. I verified this by test driving the vehicle along with my scanner riding shotgun. The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) on the datastream ...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Idle Fluctuation VIN: 1G3WH12X6S
There are no diagnostic code present. Upon initial check up, vehicle had a major vacuum leak at vacuum hose near rear engine compartment area. Corrected vacuum leak and also performed tune-up service, as maintenance requirment. Vehicle still has a idle fluctua...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2NMW12M7
Bad intermittent miss fire. Most on cyl #5. Has a bad surge Idle up and down. No vac leak can be found. We have heard this could be a cam sensor problem? Trouble codes: P0300 (missfire bad surge)
1987 Subaru GL 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JF2AN5787H
Help? Got this car in, stalling at warm idle & surging, low power on accel. We noticed right away that it would run 3,000 RPM+ when cold started, owner said it had always done that since he got it. Pulled codes and got 11 different codes! 11 & 13 were for the ... Trouble codes: 11 (Crank angle sensor), 13 (crank angle sensor), 14 (fuel injector fault)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transfer case? VIN: 4S3BG6852T
This Subaru runs/drives fine but at parking lot speeds something in the drive line will bind up if you turn the wheel almost to the lock in either direction. It will actually stop the car just like if you applied the brake...more throttle will overcome it but ...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: INXBA02E6T
vehicle is in as a no start, i discovered that it has no spark. there is 12 volts going to the distributer, i dont have any experince with these vehicles, i am doing someone a favor, i dont have any info for this system. someone metioned something about the di...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Heater VIN: 4TAWM72N8Y
Thank you in advance for any help with this one. 2000 Toyota Tacoma. Poor heater performance. This truck was just at the local dealer for this problem. They replaced the t-stat, water pump, and radiator. No improvement. They said it needed a heater core. The c...

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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUHCO449F
Hello all. I am very sorry that we have taken so long to close this help request. In the end we did get it though. As recommended we tested the injectors and found them to drip. We replaced all injectors and tried car. Ran slightly better, but then quit again ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B7Y
I recieved many replies and what fixed the problem was that the o2 sensors were not put in their proper locations they were put left side in the right side and so forth.I switched them it has been several weeks and no light. Trouble codes: P0159.
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L temp guage VIN: WBAHD5322R
Turned out to be the sender. Drove vehicle with scanner and snap shot when fault occured. was able to see the engine temp remained steady at ecm pid. Put in a new sender for tyhe guage and all is god...Thanks for all the help.
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF7321W
Thanks for all the replies fellas. I finally figured this one out. The engine was losing enough ground while the vehicle was being cranked to keep it from starting. I figured it out by going back through pin out tests and discovered that my ground was dropping...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1G4CW53L3M
Firstly thankyou all for all of the infomative information. This one had me beat. I had every door taken apart with switches disconnected but the lights were still on, I checked the RAC module as was suggested, the white wire WAS grounded but now the problem w...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L water in oil
many thanks to all who replied, this one was a really weird case. after we had the heads checked (they were warped by the way) a friend of mine at the machine shop asked me to bring him the old head gaskets, since he's only 4 blocks away i agreed to bring them...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L stop,tail,and turn signal lights VIN: 1G6CD53B5N
Wow, did we have fun! Thanks for all the replies. Mitchell from California, said to check for pinched wires and wires in wrong places. The AC compressor was found to be unhooked, connector missing but taped off. Pulled AC compressor wires out of the harness an...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cylinder heads VIN: 1G6KY5292P
Hi everyone, first let me say this is a STS and not a Deville. To begin with my boss decided this was like taking apart any other engine and he was the one that screwed up and not listening me. After I showed him some of the replies about what was involved to ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52Y1V
Well I want to thank everyone who has reponded to my cry for help. We applied all the sugestions from the 13 who took the time to help.We took another look at the brand new crank sensors and ignition wires,We checked the battery cables and relay box for loose ...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52RXX
Thank you all for you replies. I replaced the electronic traction and brake control module as suggested and it did fix the problem. The traction control, abs, and check engine light reset. The speedometer also began functioning. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: U2108 (can bus error abs), P1700 (transmission fault has occured), P0500.
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: W06VR54R71
Thanks for the replys. All but one confirmed what I thought. Just a moisture build up during the winter. I have seen this on the older GM's that used a tube type set up. I have talked with the customer, and he is ok with this also. He does have a 1 year warran...
1989 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGC34N6K
I am Happy to report, this vehicle is fixed. this engine a big block 454, Has a heat riser that is sandwiched between the Manifold and the TBI. The gasket had become brittle and basically just broke apart. After changing that it ran like new truck,thanks for a...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front axle, transfer casenois VIN: T8XZ111047
This truck still has a noise. I did try GM wheel bearings, swaping an quiet transfercase in, front and rear drive shafts, but noise was always there. The tires are all same size,with same amount of tread wear. When I swaped transfecases I did find the trans mo...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter VIN: 1GCCS1451Y
First of all thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to my request.I got some very helpful replies.I must correct my original diagnosis:I said that I could get the starter to stop cranking when I pulled the crank fuse,that must have been a coincidence wh...
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56F8T
Hi, Great help from all the members who responded to my problem! Most all of them mentioned I should atleast fix the 'slight' vacume leak I had before moving foward. Several also said this was a commen problem. Indeed it was! I pulled the intake and found a ... Trouble codes: 43 (miss cyl 5).
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: 3C4FY48B42
chrysler had mispacking/misnumbering issues. got tired of fighting the dealer and had the original rebuilt and rebalanced.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
Have not come to a conclusion on this one yet but have timed out. We have sent the computer back to A1 yet again (got lost in shipping on the way to them, and only fired two coils upon returning from them). Now they have it again and we are looking for a 'Know...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Engine VIN: 1B4GP45R12
Thanks to everybody for the suggestions. Some of the ideas included: cracked flex plate, broken cam towers, exhaust leak at manifold, and timing chain noise. I have since heard this same noise with varying different levels of loudness on several other 3.3L...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTJW36F0T
I want to thank everyone who answered my help request. After reading the answers I talked to the owner about how it had been driven. The owner had the oil changed and took a 300 mile trip and after that had made repeted daily trips of less tha 5mi which did no...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L9T
3 years ago we did the intake manifold gasket. If I spray carb. cleaner my ST trims go from around zero to -12 or so (idle). I guess the gasket has developed another leak. The customer doesn't want to do the repair so I won't know for sure if this is what it n... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
Thanks for the useful information. It was almost evenly split between, in the truck, and pull the cab. I guess the thing that really made the decision for me was the reference 'It's a lot easier on my 50+ year old body to pull the cab'. Well I'm not 50 yet, bu...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Air bag light on VIN: 1FAFP36P9Y
While the info we recieved was somewhat helpful (mostly basic, including 'GET A SCAN TOOL'). We are going to have to wait til we recieve the software updates for our scanners to be able to get into this one further. thanks for your time, I'll be sure to post a...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP36372
I went back to basics- checked compression- all good([...]% highest to lowest) pressure checked cooling- good. Basic tune up of engine-air/oil/fuel filter, spark plugs (original in car at 109k)found 1 ignition cable breaking down under heat replaced all. En...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E92
Want to thank everyone who replied. Most of you hit it right on the nose. The solenoid pack was the main problem. As I said in the post the pressure readings were very erratic, I mean from one extreme to the other. The needle on the gauge got bent from hitting...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P62
We had 3 responses that said you need special ngs scanner. We sent customer to dealer. Thanks for your help.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E62
Hello again everyone and thanks for all the ideals. This turned out to be a vavle problem. I performed a cyl leak down test and it holds good pressure? pulled upper intake off and then removed valve cover to inspect cam and chain and found that the rocker for ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss fire), P1151 (ho2s rich left), P1152 (ho2s rich right).
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L boggs down VIN: 1FTRF17W13
hey thanks for all replies i kept this truck 4 a week and could not duplicate customers concern.all test showed good running truck and never had truck bogg down on me i researched evap codes and system and found that evap cannot cause this big of power loss di... Trouble codes: 455 (evap system leak), 457 (evap system leak), 1131 (lack of ho2s1 switching), 1151 (lack of ho2s2 switching).
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1TGEK19R4W
I recieved some good replies.The problem is that this system on this truck is to clever for the emulators available.I have found a processor from duel curve that will fix the problem.The other way to fix is to use vapour injection kit.I cannot get client to fo... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0171, P0172, P0175.
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission
Thanks for all the replies. Many good suggestions. Technician may buy car from relatives and if does and fixes will update with any info learned from repairs. Thanks again sorry for so litte info and really appreciate all that tried to help. Thanks again.
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1851X
Well fellows, This vehicle is one of those that make you want to pull your hair out. Because of the extreme intermittent occurance of the symptoms, the only time the car acts up is after almost an hour of driving. I have had the customer try to duplicate the... Trouble codes: P0172.
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Idle only VIN: 4S6CK58W8Y
after vehicle sat over night it started and drove fine. we kept for a couple of days longer and everyghing is ok. I did do the wiggle test of the connector and checked the connection terminals and all were ok. Customer took vehicle and have not heard back from... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Flow Problem), P1290 (Electronic Throttle Control Forced Idle Mode).
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
thanks to all who replied, your information was very helpful, checking the fuel pressure at the damper gave the correct reading the fuel pressure was fine, so with the symptoms this vehicle had we replaced the egr valve, it idle great and fuel trims retuned to... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L parking lamp, cluster VIN: KMHET46C26
note probleme is intermitent reproduce probleme ,note conecteur i/p-k pin 4 orange black wire always curent when probleme is accurs ,multi fonction switch off ign off ,check electrical plan looks at passager compertment junction blocks disconect conecteur i/p-...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L starter VIN: JNKCP11A3X
finally got this fixed...i kinda feel stupid posting this but i guess every once in a while you get one that puts you in your place. most guys said to check voltage drop, battery draw and the starter draw. everything was fine, i decided this morning that i was...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Power Steering VIN: JT8VF11E5M
Techs, We would like to thank each and everyone of you who replied to our Lexus LS400 powersteering problem. We have found and fixed the problem and appreciate all the help that was recieved. Special thanks to Dave [...], he was right on the money the new ...
1995 Mazda Protege S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1443S
well the lamp is still out-no codes, I cannot expalain a fix although I did get good responces, upon following all diagnosis-no fault found, clear code and lamp has never reset!!. sorry theres no better explanation. Brian [...]. Trouble codes: P1523 (VICS Solonoid problem).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Remote Door Loc VIN: WDBJF55F1V
I was really hoping to figure out a way to scan the door lock remote system. It seems that my aftermarket tools were ineffective and the info we received it looks like this one will be sent to the dealer.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Hey everyone, all I can say at this point is that I am still working on the car. I ended up in the hospital last week and am still out of commission. Several guys suggested wiring harness repairs, and we found no problem there. I have put new Bosch copper plug...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L engine internal VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
To all valued tech thanks for your time this is an extended warranty repair and The warranty co sais the customer has to authorize any further teardown and he will not ,so they are dukeing it out.I went through all the suggestions and honestly think it is inte...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBNG70J12
Thanks for your quick response on this S class. I replaced the pedal assembly with position sensor and the hesitation went away along with the one code I had. I also checked the front struts for leakage at the top air fitting and sure enough, they were leaking... Trouble codes: P0120.
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