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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L tcc VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Overhauled trans with all new soft parts, factory new pump assy, factory new electronics, good quality rblt convertor, cust brought back after install with complaint of TCC hunting. Verified when driven in normal automatic mode, TCC appeared to apply & release...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68DX1
Car sets code for camshaft actuator ckt intermittant, checked wireing- ok, tried new actuator, no fix, no driveability issues, Ran output test with VAG-COM, solenoid clicks, confirmed activation with lab scope, ran camshaft control test in basic settings group... Trouble codes: 17939 (camshaft position actuator ckt intermittant)
1983 BMW 633CSi 3.2L No Start VIN: VBAEB740XD
Got this vehicle in on a hook as a no crank/no start. Correctly diagnosed starter mounted solinoid. Now the car will crank but, still no fire and no fuel. We have no injector ground pulse or coil fluctuaing ground. attained and printed wiring diagrams for inj....
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L no a/c VIN: WBADT63462
A/C compressor will not activate when you press the a/c or defrost. I changed the pressure switch at the rec. dryer. No codes that i can see with the reteriver. I have tried 3 control units all used so I do not know if this is the problem. From what I can see...
1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L entire vehicle VIN: 1G4CU5215W
this car had an idler pully that was grooved to the point of wearing on the drive belt to the supercharger. if you are familiar with this setup, it is the one that is behind the motor mount bracket on the front of the engine. as a maintenence repair we replace...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L tcs activation VIN: 1G6KY5292V
cad techs need some help with the traction control system on this 97 seville sts, frequently but intermittently,the the traction control system activates for no reason - when taking off from a stop the system will activate & the low traction light will come on...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L oil leak VIN: W06VR52R5W
Hi Guys, I hate to ask for information and this is only the second time for me doing so. I have this Catera that is leaking oil when running and running down the power steeringg pump, I thoughtit might be the V/c Gaskets for a moment until I saw this. The cust...
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KY549XY
This STS was toed in after my brother R&R'd the alternator to replace a bad bearing. Now it will not start and it has all kinds of bizar electrical including ignition staying on with key off and also DRLights staying on and fuel pump running steady. We tried a...
2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Steering Sensor VIN: 1G6KE54Y32
I have 2 trouble codes related to the steering sensor a : C1287 & C1288 Sensor is listed at being at the bottom of the steering collumn. Some points of interest list disabling the sir system in zone 3 and using a J42640 steering collumn lock pin tool inserte...
1985 Chevrolet S10 2.8L engine VIN: 1GCCS14B2F
We are trying to find the casting number, not the engine ID number, to determine the correct parts needed for this engine. For some reason there are 2 different 2.8L engines and this casting number is important in determining which engine we have. Can any one ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCCS1444R
Hi everyone. I got this s10 that idles bad,and runs good off idle. Vacuum is low at 16 at idle and the blm numbers are 90 at idle. There is a rattle noise, cold from the front of the motor. Goes away warmed up or is not as bad.The egr has been replaced at anot...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L ABSmodule VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
hey guys got this car with the abs light on history codes are C1234,C1276,C1278 current codes is C1234.EBCM ignition voltage is 14.6 volts,EBCM battery voltage is 2.5volts i am also getting 2.5 volts at the abs fuse i know there is a short somewhere but have a...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDXO3E9W
Good morning Techs, Venture van has turned into a technical adventure. It sounds and feels like it is going into a rev limiter at 3200 rpm. Shift tranny into low gear and at 3200 it will go into rev limiting and stay there until I manually shift to second. Rev...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY22G8W
Hello All, It's rare that I have to post a help request, usually I can find information here rather quickly. I have a corvette with a Service Column Lock message on the dash and it will die when trying to move it. Now I have read all kinds of posts about the l...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Hyd. Brake System VIN: 1GNDX03EXW
Hey Guy's We did the rear wheel cyls and shoes on this one and went to bleed it and no fluid would come out. we removed the cover on the hyd. control unit and rehomed the the center gear on the unit and were able to bleed the system, but when we road tested th...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L fuel guage VIN: 1GBJK34J6W
I Have this k3500 with dual fuel tanks. The customer would like to remove the rear tank so that he can put a spring loaded ag hitch in. The problem i am running into is making the fuel gauge work. With dual tanks there us a fuel balance module that the signal ...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Hard start hot VIN: 1GBJK34J5X
HI This truck start hard hot after it has set about 15 min. starts fine cold or if you shut it off hot and start it right backup. fuel pressure dosen't leak down, has a intermittent 1351 has new delco fuel pump,ign module, and crank sensor. Sents we installed... Trouble codes: 1351 (ign coil control circuit high voltage)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L loses power VIN: 1GCGC13U23
Occasionally-once a week- this Chevy will lose power, the driver pulls to the side of the road and can go 30 MPH or so. The check engine light comes on. He then shuts the engine off and restarts, this makes the vehicle runs normal until the problem re-occurs. ... Trouble codes: P1516 (Throttle Position out of Range)
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L all gauges VIN: 2C3HD46R1W
Hello everyone hope you can help me with this one. while driving down the road all the gauges drop out. But the odometer and the prndl still work. When I scan the pcm I get a P1687 no buss from cluster. When I try to get data and/or codes from the trans or bod...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Horn, rear wiper buttons VIN: 2B4GP453XW
We are a Ford dealer, and am looking at this for a friend that is short on money. The head lights at times would stay on, key off and drain the battery. Or the horn would honk or the wipers would come on. Different unusual things.I suspect the body control mod...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L convertor VIN: 3B7HF13YX1
Hello trans techs. We have this 01 dodge pick up that we had the trans rebuilt for. we use a local trany shop to rebuild our tranys. this trans. is shifting fine,and has no slipping, but the lock up tork. converter is very erratic. it goes in and out of lock u...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25391
01 caravan 3.3 vin 3 idle ok till put in gear hot, vac drops to zero. rpms increase, no power exhaust at tail pipe very hot, will drop vac and rpm jump just turning on ac, ect, tps, cam crank reading ok on scan tool, test tps with scope ok, thi has been cleane... Trouble codes: 172 (rich run)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 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
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14N6M
I'll bet some one has seen this before. This is one of those that I have so much time in I may miss some thing basic. To get to the chase when the EGR comes on the manifold vacuum drops & the O2 Sensor goes to 1.x volt. Lambra reading goes to .89-.87 even with... Trouble codes: 44 (air system not working)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L front and rear wipers, radio, and speedo VIN: 1FALP57U7T
Hello all, I have a strange one here. Brief history that I know is car has aftermarket remote starter (code alarm) installed. Car sat for approx 2 months. Customer uses remote to try and start car to bring it to me. Car does not start with remote, but does sta...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L RABS Module VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
I am trying to locate the RABS module on this truck. This truck is Rear ABS. Poor diagrams and descriptions from Ford and Alldata show it somewhere around cluster. I have taken cluster out and much other dash trim but I can't find the module. Any help would be...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTUF1723V
Hello, the problem is truck does not have much power at all, it will actually loose speed in 5th gear on even a slight incline. It had a weak upstream o2 sensor on bank 2 so I replaced it with no help. It also has a surge when accelerating thru the gears and o...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L un run monitors VIN: 2FMDA5140V
thanks in advance. i have this wonderful van. customer brings in this van for emmission repairs. vehicle passes asm except for failure to run monitors. o2, o2 heater ckt., and cat monitor will not run. evap monitor says n/a. so far with this vehicle i have fou... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F4X
This truck will not start in cold weather unless it is plugged in. Then it will fire right up. It sure sounds like the glow plugs are'nt working to us but, we checked it last month when cold and the controller had voltage to heat up the glow plugs. Both the cu... Trouble codes: P1280
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
I am stumped with this one. On take off if you give it full trottle it will fall flat on its face and as long as you hold it to the floor it will chug along. If you let off a little it will take off and go. I have checked tps right at sensor and did a record w...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDWX36F9Y
Hey all, I've got this diesel F350 here with a 4R100 and it shift's 1-2 and thats it. Codes are: Internal control module ROM error and 2-3 shift error along with a few fuel management codes. Data stream info looks normal on test drive. Checked wiring and harne...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L charging system VIN: 1FTSE34L71
This vehicle came to me from another shop with an alternator discharge condition.The customer states that the previous owner of the vehicle had three other alternators put in and still intermintantly the vehicle will go into a discharge state. We checked it ou...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L no anti lock VIN: 1FTNX21L21
hi guys,got a ford here with an antilock brake lite on.we scanned showing nothing pertaining to wheel sensors.went on mitchell manuals did diagnostics through out and all tests lead towards antilock module and pump.codes always b1676 battery out of range.c1185...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L83
hello fellow techs. i have a van here which is giving me some grief. it keeps setting a code for p1151 and p0174. i have performed the ford tests per their bulletin. the test leads me to believe i have a vaccum leak. while watching my short term values. i am u... Trouble codes: P1151 (bank2 ststem lean), P0174 (bank2 lean)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L charge lamp VIN: 2FAFP74W53
This vehicle came in with the charge light on and the alternator output at 13v. We installed a reman alternator and the output is 14.5v. But the charge light still comes on. After further testing and looking at the schematic I decided the ECM was bad. The deal...
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GTDT13W11
hello everyone , hope you can help with this one . vehicle came in with abs light on and codes c0 225 , 226 , and 227 all refer to abs wheel speed sensors . pulled up diagnostic chart from alldata . found left front abs wheel speed sensor wiring broken at spee...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1HGCB7655M
The vehicle was towed to the shop after having set for at least several months. I was told that it would not move and needed a trans. The right CV axle was backed out of the transaxle and damaged. I r/r the axle and the vehicle goes forward fine and seems to s...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEG8558N
This car suddenly developed a weird stumble, loss of power, misfire symptom. The scanner shows 8-9 hg. of vacuum but the manual gauge at the MAP has 20 inches. TPS is sluggish but within spec. The fuel injector pulse width is excessive at 2.5ms and is fouling ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGCG560YA
the vehicle has a hesitant start and a rough idle. it has thrown code p1259 (MFR controlled air & fuel metering). when vehicle has any throttle it stalls imidiately. I have checked for any vacuum leaks or air intake leaks. and have tested both vtec solenoid co... Trouble codes: P1259
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E52
hello I have this car that came in for check engine light scanned codes with snap-on modis and got the above codes looked in alldata and can not find any tests or discriptions of how the limp home valve works all i found was a pic. of where it is suposted to b... Trouble codes: P1191 (Limp home valve system fault), P1193 (Limp home valve on low RPM), P0305 (cylinder 5 missfire)
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L abs light on VIN: JNKAY21DXP
Hi, thanks for reading my post. This 1992 infinity j30 will on turn on the ABS light in the dash. I don't have much information on this vehicle. My snap on scanner doesn't seem to be able to give me any codes. I've read to look at the abs module for flashing l...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire
Hello to all, I have this truck in my shop ,misfiring on cylinder #4 at idle. scan data shows low fuel trims on short and long at idle. Truck seems to be o.k off idle. I removed and replaced fuel injector, swapped coils,plugs wires,had a valve job done due to ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FT48S2Y
Good evening Techs, Jeep is losing compression intermittently on 3 cylinders. I took the shrader valve out of my compression gauge and with all spark plugs out, the affected cylinders will spike 130 pounds until the oil pressure reaches 55 pds on my gauge and ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L fuel injection VIN: 108.18-12-
I am trying to locate some OE parts, does anyone know the phone number to the classic Mercedes parts line. Our local dealer is uncooperative to say the least. One part in particular is the filter that is attached to the injection pump, our dealer says that it ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Oil Cooler VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Hi! This car came to me with much of the engine in boxes. another shop tried to replace the head, and broke one of the camshafts off. I removed the rest of the engine and sent the whole thing to a Rebuilder. When the engine returned the oil cooler (unit th...
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 ...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4N2DN11W6R
NOX too high, these readings are from a 15mph-25mph asm test. Found egr valve not working vaccum not going to egr valve.. valve is good apply vaccum engine dies. test tranducer ok, vacuum only when pressure is applied to exhaust intake port. test solenoid ok. ...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L unreadiness monitors VIN: 1N6SD11S5T
Vehicle came in with DEQ non-compliance due to OBD-II readiness checks not ready for o2,cat and egr systems. EGR is working. O2's are switching. Have performed 1 and 2 trip logic drive cycles per TSB regarding readiness monitors from Nissan. This vehicle re...
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...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3WS54TXL
I have this Olds in with a 3.1 DIS ignition system. I have no spark on two cylinders that share a common coil (3,6). I diagnosed it as a bad coil and apparently I was wrong. Put a new coil in and same thing. I guess it must be the ignition module (under the co...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E2X
This vehicle will pop a code P0336 after the second ignition cycle every time it is cleared. Ran test, came down to bad 24x sensor. Replaced sensor, code comes back. Replaced again, code comes back. Then started throwing parts at it. Put in other crank sensor ... Trouble codes: P0336 (24x refence performance)
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G2WR5214X
speedometer reads zero, car also has H U D it also reads zero. but with scanner shows speed working fine, replaced computor. any help would be great. thanks.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Shift Lock System VIN: 1G2WP52K2Y
Had this vehicle come in previous with a sticking ignition cylinder, where the key cannot be removed. Did not want it changed. several months later, the shift lever sticks in park. It was possible to shift out of park, but difficult. I performed a shift lock c...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E91
had ignition voltage on brown wire key on jumped brown and white wire key on no lite on test lite. unplugged harness at computer checked ohms from black white wire at harness and sensor plug at o2 have .3 ohms on 200 ohm scale my guess wire is good. TAKES LONG... Trouble codes: P0135
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78NXT
customer replaced radiator,it was leaking,after he drove it he noticed white smoke out of taipipe,thats when we ended up with it,the two middle cylinders were full of coolant,had head repaired,it was warped badly,reassembled engine and roadtested,runs rough at... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Saturn SL 1.9L tachometer VIN: 1G8ZF5289X
Help Saturn techs. We are a asian repair shop and have been asked to help with this Saturn. When you first start car speedo needle sets at zero and vibarates very quickly, tach is inop. Rev up engine and speedo quits vibarating and tach starts working. When yo...
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Can't fill fuel tank VIN: JS2GB4158Y
Hello, The problem with this car is that when adding fuel, customer can only add about .25 gallon at a time. The nozzle turn off like the tank is full. We have blown through the vent and found that it was plugged. Now it is not plugged and still does the same....
1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L hard to start cold VIN: TO768HY654
this thing will not stay running until it's warm if you take your foot off the gas pedal. Fuel injection coolant temp sensor or cold start valve? I am not familiar with these cars, but it seems to me that something in the fuel enrichment system isn't working. ...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel guage VIN: JT2BG22K7Y
Gas guage reads full when you fill it up. As level goes down,gets stuck at 3/4 full. Does not go down anymore. So relaced the sending unit in the tank. Before putting it in,watched the guage while manually positioning the float of the new guage in various posi...
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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1978 American Motors AMX 5.0L oil galleys VIN: 123ABC1231
All but one stated that these are, in fact, oil passages. Got a number of good suggestions on 'extras' for a performance engines. Thanks to all who responded! AMC was ALWAYS ahead of it's time until Renault. (And they built their own engines!)
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L Misfire, hard starting VIN: WBABE8322V
This car is still not repaired. I replaced the coolant temp sensor and made sure the idle control valve was working properly I checked fuel pressure,45 psi while cranking.This morning it still won't start. I went to check the cold crank compression and it is g...
1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP54CXK
Hello all, Fist I want to appologize for the delay in responding to this reply as soon as I opened this request I went down sick and spent three day in bed. And still had to come back to this heap! BUT,thank you everyone for the great responses most of you s...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Rear Differential VIN: 3G5DB03E73
Fixed and delivered! Got very good replies from Bob, Robert, Stephan, Brian, and David all of which were very accurate and well thought out. Thanks much guys! The problem with this one was the pinon [and possibly ring gear] bearings which were causing the howl...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 1G6KS52Y8S
Fellow techs, Customer has yet to return with vehicle. The consensus was that the vehicle is low on freon and that I need to invest in some guages if I'm going to troubleshoot a/c systems. Other replies suggested checking for a clogged orifice tube and one f...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L timing chain VIN: 2GCEC19M2V
Ok thanks for your input. Alot of you guys said no (does not bend valves) and some said yes(it bends valves). Well this truck did not bend the valves although the chain alignment was out by about 7 teeth. The customer had some back-yarder install the chain bec...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19R0V
Thanks everyone for the great replies. After talking to the customer, I found that he had it in another shop for this same concern. They Motorvac'ed 3 times, replaced #6 injector, replaced plugs, wires, cap & rotor. replaced egr valve. Nothing helped. I scoped... Trouble codes: P0161, P0507 (Idle system hi Idle), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected).
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Theft Deterrent VIN: 2G1WL5ZM1W
Thanks to all that responded. I hate when you get down to the point of having to buy an expensive electrical component in order to prove that your diagnosis is correct. I felt that I had checked and rechecked this system, looked for the common problems and rul...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L ABS Module, Speed sensor VIN: 1GNEK13ROX
I am going to close this post, because I really do not think it is an ABS problem. Also, the problem has not happened to me in 2 weeks of driving off and on. I did experience the problem once, before I posted. Right after that, I inspected the ECM connectors, ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L radio, service engine soon light. VIN: 1GCCS1452Y
Unpluging the bcm only stoped radio and air bag indicator illumination. What fixed the problem was to replace the ignition switch we hand just recently replaced. The switch would make contact when ambient temp was low and power up the fuse #5 and cause the pcm...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1G1JC52FX3
Thanks again to all who helped, I ended up talking the customer into going with a new unit from gm and they programmed it before they shipped it out and all I had to do was install it and it was ready to go. From the replies I got it sounds like this is a coom...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 3.5L suspension
Well I just wanted to tell everyone that I have not seen this vehicle since the post, Ron commented that their shop has seen 3 of these vehicles with vibration problems so this one is not a special case, I will check to see if the u joint or driveshaft balance...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L left front signal lamp VIN: 2B4GP44R7X
after close study of the wiring diagram relating to the left front signal lamp, i went through all senarios that could be possible. the only component that could allow the lamp to remain on is the flasher/drl module. i replaced this part and have not had a reo...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich <2000 VIN: 1B7GL2AN1Y
Hi, First let me thank each and everone who replied, some where very helpfull, however as you know the insurance company was involved and they felt the problem was not related to the accidents. I advised them from the start about this and I guess the owner swa...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
This was the single chain version of the 4.0. We went ahead and replaced the timing chain components and had no problems. There were no bent valves or any other complications. Thanks for the info on the subject.
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drive Belt VIN: 1FTEF15Y0S
Thanks to all who replied. The belt tensioner does push the belt off the pulleys when it gets old. I guess when I replaced the belt, the new belt had better grip and crawled out of the pulleys more easily. The old belt was worn, but it did stay in the pulley. ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P5V
Thanks to all 20 of you. The next day after reading the replies, I was revived with fresh ideas. Some of you suggested that the coolant sensor may be skewed and fuel washing the cylinders. This seemed like a great idea. I got in and cranked the engine, the rad...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L hard start, long cra VIN: 1FTZF17211
Fuel pressure was checked and was found to be in spec. Volume was also checked and once again was in spec. The only thing that Iwas able to prove was that it had NO SPARK AND THAT THE IGN COIL WAS NOT BEING COMMANDED TO FIRE (VERIFIED WITH SCOPE), AT THE SAME ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17292
The truck ended up at the dealership after an exhaust shop tried 2 sets of converters, which were both bad. The dealer installed 2 converters under warranty and fixed the truck. Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 304 (misfire cyl 4), P0305, P0306.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX20555
THANKS EVERYONE! I need to stress to everyone that 04&05 5.4 are totally different than the old style 5.4. datastream parameters are different as well as pcv,throttle body,maf and tps set-up,along with 32 valves. My mistake not explaining myself much clearer.S... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank1), P0174.
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
Looked over all replies and finally sent customer back to Ford where as a faulty PCM (8yr-80,000) was indeed the problem. We had checked all grounds, VATS system function,no codes, good cam and crank signals, and further verified the lack of ignition coil driv...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L HVAC /ABS Light VIN: 1GKDT13W5Y
Being that this vehicle is a wholesale piece the customer chose not to trak it any further. I suspect a bad VCM signal that is intermittently shut things down, but I won't get a chance to follw that lead down. Thanks for the replies. Paul
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L rear wheels VIN: 1GDJG31R42
Thanks for your input. Suggestions included: torque properly; check wheel fit; check wheel and hub condition; do not carry overloads; contact Dorman; file a complaint with the NHTSB. All the trucks that sheared the studs off had had them all replaced in the co...
1991 Honda Civic 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7466M
This Honda is gone. There is a main relay up under the dash on the driver's side. It does a bunch of stuff. Well the injectors pulse now and the car runs with a new relay. Thanks to all you Honda guys, and girls, who took the time to e-mail. John
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D52
Sent to dealer had to replace sender and reflash per one sugestion, thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: 463 (voltage high from fuel sender), 1627 (cannot find a description).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L l/s mirror VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
A couple of replies mentioned that aftermarket mirrors available on various websites including e-bay are acceptable. Thanks for replies.
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAFB1213X
Thanks to all the members who replied. Responses were varied and a few suggested I recheck cam timing...I must admit I am embarassed about what I'm about to share with you. When I started the timing belt job, I set the crank at TDC and saw my cam marks up to...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L window operation VIN: JT6HT00W2Y
thanks for the replies--turned out Toyota's instructions were MOSTLY correct, all they're missing is the part about letting the motor run on its own, no regulator attached, until it stops. I did this and then went through the rest of the procedure, no problems...
1993 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BG2260P
customer decided car was not worth fixing.picked up unrepaired. thanks to all for input!
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Terry hit that one right on the head, good job. Had my younger tech doing this job, he new prior to putting it together that the head gasket could be put in more than one way. Still Happened to him and it ended up costing us $600.00 to replace the head. Thanks...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L interior lights VIN: WDBHA29G8W
Thanks for all your replies. This car drove me nuts. After I posted the help I cleared my head and went over everything I had done. I then realized that I did not check the door switches. The right rear door switch was completely gone. I now feel really stup...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Intermittant fault VIN: WDC1631542
Thank you to those who replied. The problem was in the transfer case shift motor. Talking with the owner he never uses the 4WD. I suspected a build up of resistance in the transfer case shift motor position sensor due to lack of use. I cleared the fault and en...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint boot VIN: WDBJH82F1X
Thank you robert and bob the part no [...] is the correct part worldpac shows as cv boot kit with no picture and no description in guide as to outer and inner, imc shows picture of 1 boot and the guide says outer left/right for the front we ordered a kit ...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5048R
Thank's Guy's for all your help. there were some good idea's but the custmer decieded to bale out on this one befor I could to try some of your information. thanks again and will gitter done next time. Jeff...
2000 Mitsubishi WA EXPRESS 2.4L No Start VIN: JMFJEPB4VY
a huge apology to everyone that responded.The #@$&^$ customer forgot to mention that just before he started the van he had changed his key to the plain metal key ( the one without the big black head which contains the microchip). thus when we found the immobil...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L speedo VIN: JN1HJ01P9L
Most people agreed that the problem was in the cluster. I sent the cluster to Mr.Whizard for repairs. Cost is $189 including shipping both ways. I have not received any communication from them yet. They have had the cluster 6 days.Found Mr. Whizard on the inte...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
thanks for all the help.we checked all we could,scoped all sensors and wireing checked all we could.everything checked good .we did not want to just change parts.customer was tired of car and bought a new one.thanks for all the time and advise.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D11
Thanks to all that replyed i tryed maf sensor no change did not try ecm did'nt want to guess anymore expensive???(friends) i still think problem is in trans thanks again to all. Trouble codes: P1490, P0446, P1130.
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3GS64C01
this one is still acting up. i did receive suggestion to perform leak down test which was about the only thing i had not done. customer returned for further insp. and we contacted dealer for warranty info. vehichle still had warranty left so we sent it to the ...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L turbo VIN: SA998UHYJT
well - after talking to many of the rebuilders I was directed to by membvers of the network here, I came to the conclusion that the turbo was servicable and I am currently running it. Thanks for your help guys
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