Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 3, 2006
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1996 Acura TL 2.5L left high beam VIN: JH4UA2646T
This veh has Day Time Running lights. The left high beam headlight doesn't work or sometimes is very dim, when the light is working at a very dim almost not on at all, there is a silver relay inside veh at the right front that starts buzzing. when the relay no...
View
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE631XP
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I have no power to the #54 pin on the DME (Red/White.) Accoding to my 'pin out' chart it is powered with Batt + from the main relay. I ran a 12 volt wire to it and the engine runs fine. Can anyone tell me where this 'main...
View
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L air bag system VIN: WBACH9346Y
I replaced the passenger door lock actuator and disconnected the air bag. Now the warning light stays on. I have read Mithcell and contacted Identifix and they say you have to have the BMW scan tool. Is there any way to pull codes or clear the air bag system c...
View
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBAGH83471
Hi there, car came in on the hook-quit whilst driving, upon cranking can hear a clunking from front chain area, place hand on valve cocers, can feel interference, left valve/cam cover is cracked. It's friday afternoon and havent time to start a strip today. my...
View
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Rear air ride VIN: WBAFB33591
Hello All. Its Friday PM and the guys left me with a whopper here. They have spent since Thursday diagnosing this X5, using BMW tech line etc. Anyhow, hoping someone may have been there done that, as I have to take over this one, and it already has crazy hours...
View
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...
View
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1FP23T3L
Help... camaro is running rich. Replaced cat converter first thought it might be plugged up. Helped a little. checked the ohms on all injectors all tested ok except for 1 and 2 they ohmed out at around 9 ohms, replaced. Looked at other posts. Good spark blue o...
View
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
Vehicle is running rough, with rich plugs on the right bank. #4 cylinder is misfiring all the time. Compression is 170 on both #2 and #4, running compression is 60 at idle and 90 at 1500 RPM. There is good spark, replaced the cap and rotor with AC Delco just t...
View
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Monitors VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
Vehicle came in for inspection with Air pump codes, EVAP codes, and EGR codes. Typical blazer, Ran tests, too many to list, and replaced air pump (full of water) EGr valve( stuck shut) and vent valve (stuck). Cleared codes and now have driven over 500 miles pe...
View
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Fuel Level Guage VIN: 3GNDT13W5Y
Need a little help with getting a copy of a wiring diagram, seems fuel level guage reads full when not full. Guage will fluctuate like a loose conection. Would like to know if anyone can email or send a wiring diagram for the fuel level. I understand that when...
View
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L steering VIN: 1GCHG35G22
thank you in advance for your help!!!. vehicle came in 2 days ago with brakes pulling to left when applying brake. worse with heavier apply. parts listed have been replaced and system bled. we must be missing the boat on this one. we suspect problem in abs uni...
View
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56F6S
Its back !!! this thing will not start in cold weather (below 30 degrees f )I have found fuel inj.over 120ms with coolant temp below 30 degrees if you unplug ect inj pulse drops to 30-36 ms (coolant temp goes to 115)and car will start.I have compared to simala...
View
1982 Dodge D150 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FD14W7C
i checked and no fuel thru carb.spray choke spray and instant start and die, pulled fuel line and cranked and had fuel. pulled new carb apart and it was full of round rubber pellets, complete rebuild, took off line to pump and ran , clean fuel, blew out lines ...
View
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23Y6P
when driving the truck you can feel a light miss. when at cruising speed with the torque converter locked in you give a little gas and the whole truck shakes bad. if you give hard throttle it smooths out.when checking it found a vacuum leak at the intake gaske... Trouble codes: 27 (5 injector fault)
View
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L engine VIN: 1B7MF3364W
this is a strange one. the vehicle will start when cold but not after you have drove for about 30 min. it will turn over fine but will not start. you can spray with ether and will start imediatly and run all day. shut it off and will not start. there are no co...
View
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46R1Y
This car was towed in no start customer said when driving it started missing bad and sounded "like a diesel" after he shut it off it would not restart. It appears that the timing chain has broken or come loose because the car cranks over very fast and it seems...
View
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 ...
View
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10T0J
hello-vehicle towed in -no start-no injector pulse and no spark-it does have fuel pressure-when you take the spout connector out you get spark but still no injector pulse- customer said his starter solinoid stuck on to where the engine cranked over for some ti... Trouble codes: 212 (erratic pip signal)
View
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G9R
ok this van came in with an intermittent misfire under load we tried plug and wires and customer requested a motorvac be done on engine as well. neither one had any effect on the problem. the only way we could get it to smooth out is by unplugging the throttle...
View
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L no start VIN: 1FTEF15N9R
vehicle towed in, no start. Good spark, fuel pressure,fuel volume,timing,injector pulse all there.NO compression.The truck did not exhibit any forth coming problems prior to the no start, i.e. coolant loss, overheating, misfire stalling.There appears to be lit...
View
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L torque converter/cruise control VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
while driving the truck down highway, transmission acted as if were constantly going in and out of over drive. sped up to see if the problem would be at certain speeds hoping that something would change, transmission still keep going in and out of lock-up. bef...
View
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Hi guys I'm stuck on this one.Customer tows van in with no crank condition.I check for power to solenoid on starter and found none.Trace it back to gear selector sensor on transmission and found there was no power coming out of sensor.Back probe power feed to ...
View
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L monitors wont set VIN: 1IDONTKNOW
I have this explorer coming to me this tuesday. It has been at the dealer because it wont pass im test due to monitors not set. All I have done so far is verify the problem and test battery.The monitors that are not set are [...], o2, catlyst and evap. I am...
View
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP1889V
came into shop with light on miss #1 but runs ok. replaced plugs and wires cleared light. car came back next day with light on and same code. checked compression ok, no vac leaks and is still running ok. must be interm problem. has anyone run into this before
View
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
Btw, Newbe poster here, have been reading for a while. Just bought this truck for personal use. I am very intriged with biodiesel or greasil or what ever you want to call a veggi oil burner... I'm not a tree hugger but do enjoy a challenge, provided the conseq...
View
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, intermittant VIN: 1FTNF21F91
got a real head scratcher here, 01 7.3l f250 was a no start, dealer installed a new short block and all parts listed in previous repairs. this trk illuminates the mil afer warm, mostly at cruise or decell, or idle. everything in the injection ctl system has ei... Trouble codes: 1272 (hi to lo side open cyl 2), 1273 (hi to lo side open cyl3), 1276 (hi to lo side open cyl6), 1277 (hi to lo side open cyl7)
View
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F12
During basic inspection I found metal flakes in the fuel filter housing. This thing runs awful. No power-does get a little better once warm, but not close to running good. It is misfiring very badly. I changed the oil. No oil in fuel filter housing. I was goin...
View
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L 1-2 shift and overdrive VIN: 1FTYR14U82
Trans takes to long to shift out of first gear shifts hard from 1st to 2nd and thumps when changing to overdrive .Has a memory code of 0733 an incorrect gear ratio after 3rd gear was commanded .
View
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGED6352M
I need to get 2500 rpm CO down to below 1.2. The aftermarket header has the O2 sensor in the #4 runner, but it is switching well. Cam timing, ignition timing and valves are right on. The high O2 may be indicating a bad cat. A visual on the front of the cat loo...
View
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 ...
View
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Drive-axles VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
good morning techs the question i have is.is there any special tools required to remove the drive axles from this honda passport and also does the front ring and pinion have to be removed before the axles come out or do they just pop out like a front wheel dri...
View
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L bracket and bolt VIN: 2HKRL18692
Another tech fixed this prior to me obtainning it. It came back again with the upper alternator bracket broke and the lower bolt broke off in block, I can only assume if he torqued the bolt, Originally this vehicle came in from body shop and I guess we were th...
View
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF2533X
Car runs fine when warm. We let car sit outside for several hours, when started, it ran so bad we could hardley get it in garage. Trouble codes: P0171
View
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNG01C1M
hi, hope someone can help with this. car came in for oil leak at valve covers. pulled both vale covers,cleaned and resealed. reinstalled all coils and wires, connected all other components and cranked car to start. had a long crank time, then fired and ran fin... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor circuit)
View
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDH58V4N
Well here's a good one for you! hopefully someone has seen this before. Vehicle came in with intermitant no start.cranks over fine have spark,fuel pressure,but no injector pulse. I have retraced all of customers work and all looks good and done right.But it is... Trouble codes: 44 (timing control But not suposed to have this code with sohc)
View
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L dome light VIN: 1J4FJ27S2S
FIRST OF ALL THANK FOR ANY HELP GUYS.THIS JEEP IS A FRIEND OF MINE SO I AM FIXING IT AT HOME.THE DOME LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME.I HAVE REPLACE BOTH FRONT DOOR SWITCHES AS WELL AS THE TIME DELAY RELAY(failed from light staying on). THESE WERE THE CHEAPEST THI...
View
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FF48S7Y
Need some help from Jeep experienced techs. This 4.0 liter Cherokee came in for intermittent stalling/low idle. First thing we did was throw a IAC at it. NG. Looked at the scope pattern from PCM to IAC and it appeared to be having trouble raising idle-pattern ...
View
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Will not take fuel
Mil Code P0456. After vehicle is shut down, and audible buzz seems to be coming from the fuel tank filler area (not air leaking out, but a motor of some sort). When the gas cap is released (new or old) a huge amount of pressure is blown out as well as fuel at ... Trouble codes: P0456
View
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68HX3
This is from a car lot so it's the first time we've seen it. The code is a hard code. Clear it and start vehicle and light comes on right away. This is NOT a synchronizer type sensor. It is a variabe reluctance type. I get about 150-170mv ac output. I did volt... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circuit)
View
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L converter??? VIN: 4M2DV11W2P
this car came into my shop with an intermittant od light flashing. car goes in reverse just fine but lacks any forward torque in drive. it feels like its slipping and does not have any take off power, also it does not shift any gears on its own seems like it m...
View
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: JN1HJ01P1M
This tranny was overhauled and it slips in 3rd gear.Took the tranny apart and made air check at the pump stater and found that there is a small check ball in the stater.When I put air the stater there is a leak in the check ball area.The check ball seals when ...
View
1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall, HARD START / HOT VIN: JN4U589300
hello fellow techs, here is my situation. this 95 altima was just purchased, the vehicle runs ok when cold, however, as it heats up it starts to stall, most of the time when it stalls it takes at least a half hour for it to restart. i haven't had a chance to l...
View
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
This is the infamous Nissan with the ignition primary fault. There is no misfire indicated. There is a code for a bad knock sensor but I have tested the sensor and found it to be defective. The customer does not want that fixed at this time as it will not caus... Trouble codes: 1320 (Loss of Ignition Promary Signal)
View
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D12
hello everybody no start, crank ok. no MIL if you energies ECM relay under the glovebox MIL comes on but still no start.i am not sure what grounds the relay .if anyone out their bump into this please thanks in advance
View
1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GHCU06D1L
hello techs.this car is cutting off intermittently. customer stated that car cut off when comes to stop starts right up but when puts in gear, it dies out. verified customer complaint.it cut off few times on me when i was driving on the dyno machine and was sl...
View
1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3CX54C2L
HAS A SCRAPPING/THUMPPING NOISE. IS MOST NOTICEABLE WHEN I PUT MY STETHESCOPE ON EXHAUST MID PIPE JUST ABOVE TRANS. ALSO WHEN I PUT IT ON THE EGR PIPE RIGHT NEXT TO THE EGR IT IS REALLY NOTICEABLE. WHEN I PUT IT ON LOWER INTAKE I CAN HEAR IT A LITTLE BIT BUT N...
View
1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L abs VIN: 1G3CX52K9S
When coming to a stop brakes come on hard at about 5 mph. At this speed can hear and feel abs activate. Scanner shows right rear wheel speed at 0 when other 3 are at about 5mph. I believe that the right rear sensor is the cause. Just want to be sure. It seems ...
View
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES46C8Y
Hi. This car was towed in last week. No start. No spark. No trouble codes. We were in the process of diagnosing no 8v reference to the ckp or cmp sensors when the car started and ran. We were suspicious of the sensors (cmp was leaking oil. We replaced both sen... Trouble codes: 320 (no ckp)
View
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L a/c compressor VIN: 1G2JB1246T
PCM will not grd a/c control relay. System will work if you manually grd relay control wire from PCM. No codes present. A/c request on scanner. Looking for info on PCM requirements to turn on a/c relay.
View
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
View
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Exessive vibration VIN: 1G8ZK5274X
The customer brought this car to us with the complaint that it seems to vibrate at idle. After making sure there was no misfire we checked the motor mounts which all seem to be good, no cracks or distorted rubber. If you put your hand on the engine you can rea...
View
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Trans. overheat VIN: 4S3BK4958X
Postal Vehicle transmission overheating? I have a well maintained postal wgn all wheel drive in the shop. Customer complained of oil smell shortly after a trans. service. We found transmission vent on top of front diff that was wet with trans fluid. Degreased ...
View
1985 Toyota Van Wagon DX 2.0L coolant fill VIN: JT4YR27VOF
I have this van that the cooling system keeps going down since I did a cooling system service ,(drain and re-fill). My customer first called me a week or so after doing the service and said that the low coolant light was coming on intermittently. She brougth t...
View
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K6Z
this vehicle seems to have a lot of preblems with canister it self! MY CUESTION IS WHY IS THE CODE DESCRIPTION "VENT SOLENOID PROBLEM" IS THE VAPOR PREASSURE SENSOR THE VENT SOLENOID? BECAUSE I DONT SEE A VENT SOLENOID ANYWARE ON MY DIAGRAMS, AND I WOULD REALL... Trouble codes: P0446
View
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, pig rich exhaust VIN: JTDDR32T3Y
blocked off purge when problem occurred- nochange- motorvac 4k ago, pulled coils and switched- misfire remained at #2, pulled injectors and moved to diff. cylinders. fuel rail full of brown "coffee grounds"-since then rich condition has occured only once after... Trouble codes: P0420, P0300, P0301, P0302
View
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT44A61
Hello fellow techs!, This Sequoia has a very random brake warning light on (once per few weeks) while driving. Also intermittant ABS activation. There are no trouble codes (present or history) This has been happening on and off for about two years. The custome...
View
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
just need to know. a custumer came to me with a complaint of poor fuel economy is his wifes 2000 new beetle. so we did all the usual tests and checks we could think of, keeping a close eye on the maf knowing vw history. could not come up with any reason for th...
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUEE0445H
Thank You for the replies. I got the original distributor back and the problem was obvious. It only had one reference window on the hall sensor wheel as opposed to 5 on the replacement one. The guy who replaced the distributor should have noticed that,I was no...
12
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Haldex ECU VIN: TRUWX28N71
We concluded that the AWD(Haldex)ECU must be at fault and it should be replace as next step. At this point, the customer talked to his extended warranty provider and was told that it will not pay for the ECU replacement if we (independent repair shop) replace ...
3
1985 BMW 325e 2.7L dies hot- no start VIN: WBAAB5402F
thanks to all for the replies- car finally acted up while here- found no power to coil- good injector pulse- we traced problrm to wire harness connector next to fuse box- connector was full of water and connectors were corroded/loose. '15' power to the coil fr...
21
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH833XX
Went on line found bmw tech info paid for subscription found a service bulletin for my problem to reprogram dme and went to bmw paid $90.00 to have service bulletin done and that repaired my problem.
4
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L engine races VIN: WBABS53481
Well we did fix it but i'm not proud that we had to use a parts car to do it. I had literally no info on this car but i have a friend that has the same model and we swapped the throttle motor and the customer drove it for a couple of days and said that the pro...
5
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 001JW40471
Thanks for the 17 replies, Map cooling refers to the engine thermostat that has a heating element that can be controlled by the engine control unit if required. I replaced the thermostat, all codes cleared, Another happy customer and technician thanks to Iatn Trouble codes: 65 (Signal Inlet camshaft sensor), 123 (Activation map cooling).
17
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L cruise control VIN: 2G4WS52J92
Thanks to Lee,James,Jason and John we have fixed the vehicle. With their recommendations on hand we went back to the vehicle with one more attempt. First I took James advice and verified that the high mount brake light and grounds was all in working order and ...
4
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y6V
After a lot of hours this car isnt fixed.Here are the things we tried and tested.Checked crank and cam signals.Replaced both crank sensors.Replaced fuel presure reg.Checked for antifreze getting in cylinders.Cleaned fuel injectors.Checked for voltage at inject...
12
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Oil level VIN: 1G6KE54YXV
The consensus is that it is common for these engines to consume oil at what I would consider a high rate. A lot of responses mentioned a tsb for carbon buildup on the oil control rings. GM has an elaborate decarb process that seems to help. The coolant loss re...
20
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L oil leak VIN: W06VR52R5W
Well I have found the problem and the parts are on the way to repair it. Someone had already installed new valve cover gaskets and had caught the electrical wires under the exhaust cam part of the valve cover and the valve cover was cracked and the wiring dama...
4
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R5Y
I would like to thank all the techs that replied you were all right with this problem. First off We did find a problem with the intake manifold vacuum leak, we found one the gaskets was actually cut, but it was sure hard to find it. Also it is nuts as to how m...
8
1986 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Stall VIN: 1GCB514E5G
Thank you to those who replied a bad egr valve was the problem as several of you suggested I have never had an egr cause this type of problem before but I will remember it in the future.
23
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCCS1444R
The problem was as we suspected. It was the egr manifold gasket that mounts up behind the cyl head. The vacuum went from 16 inches to 21 inches. Blm went to 119 to 120 at once. The noise issue goes away when the engine warms up. Tsb suggests replacing piston a...
10
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
I did not fix this vehicle but sent it to a gm dealer and they replaced the wheel sensors like some of the responses said and that fixed the problem .Thanks for everyones help.
29
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L transfercase VIN: 1GCHK29G12
ya one little detail i wasnt told when the truck came back from detail is that they used a pressure washer on the in side of the truck so it shorted out the dic in the dash couldnt acsess it with the scanner so replaced it works good now and found a split in t...
3
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L engine swap VIN: 2C3HD46R3X
Well guys as this repair is in a 'gray' area,the shop owns the vehicle we are going to put some miles on the car and see how it does. after putting about 100 miles on it all seems well with the original 2.7 computer; i know that a new blank computer properly u...
8
1992 Dodge B250 3.9L Starting VIN: 2BGHB21X7N
We replaced the PCM, solved problem. Thank you ALL!!! Elden
21
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES47CXS
tested all wiring and found no problem. ordered reman. pcm and car is fixed. thanks for all the help.
14
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L starter VIN: 2B3HD46R31
sorry for the delay in closing. after checking everything that you all suggested I finally came to the conclusion that it needed a new pcm. since i had to take the vehicle to the dealer to have the vin programed into the new pcm i took the car to them ande let...
10
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L RABS Module VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
Thanks to all who replied, I did find this module. It is located directly above the radio. You must remove the trim that goes around the cluster and above the radio. It is very well hidden. Thank you all for your help.
6
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L un run monitors VIN: 2FMDA5140V
well thanks again. we talked the customer into replacing the stat and presto all monitors run . Trouble codes: P1000.
6
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTUF1723V
thanks to all 4 who replied by the next morning after my posting, 2 of you hit it dead on by stating the crank damper keyway would be 'wallowed' out allowing the timing to be retarded causing no power. I should have thought about this but I assumed the crank c...
4
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L MIL Lamp on, lean condition VIN: 1FBSS31S3W
After a careful re-inspection. I did find the pcv elbow at the throttle body sucking closed and leaking only after an extended test drive. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (Fuel System lean bank 2).
12
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
This one is fixed. Two problems. One of the speed sensors for the jeep front axle was not disconnected and reading a signal about double of the rear axle. Apparently this mixed up the ABS module sometimes. All the published info I could find says that the spee...
4
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L over charging VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Car has been gone for 3 days,no problems so far? I think the problem was the connector on the back of the alt.(thanks Chris from Ohio)I also checked for bad connections at the power distribution box and battery cables,and connections on the gauge cluster. Than...
5
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L gearshift lever VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
Replaced actuator assy isu# 8-[...]-2 $49 ... ...fairly EZ job& it works everytime sofar!
4
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 4S2CM58W4X
Thanks to all that replied, we recieved a good amount of useful info. We tried to 'sync' this vehicle several different times , using both the tsb and methods we recieved from members. We never could get the compression up on that side of engine. Truck came ...
8
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
This appears to be fixed. Edwardson from Louisiana was spot on. He suggested inspecting the related wiring harness where it is routed behind the intake manifold and often chafes on a bracket there. Sure enough, pulling the harness away from the circular bracke... Trouble codes: P1587 (PCM to TACM throttle command redundancy circuit failure).
4
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA14C7Y
I'm sorry to be so late to respond- had to take car to dealer for repair
2
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1J4FA49SXY
The vehicle has not returned for me to inspect. We have ordered a used transfer case and I'm waiting for the vehicle to return to install.
10
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
Well guys,I talked with the dealer and they said they would take care of the problem so back to them it will go. Trouble codes: P0446.
3
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1NA3530V
We spent some time testing secondary ignition compoments, and could find nothing wrong. Because of the intermittancy of the condition, We did some wiring and component wiggling and tapping and discovered that light tapping on the MAF sensor would cause the con...
6
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
hi, thanks to all that replied to my help request.i believe i received some good suggestions,but am unable to close with a fix at this time.customer made a appointment to bring this mazda back in for us to look into this noise again and with the help of some...
9
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Stall, Extended crank VIN: 4M2ZU86K83
Well, I think this one is fixed. The three replies we received suggested leaking intake gaskets, contaminated MAF, and plugged fuel filter. We investigated these and found everything OK. Finally had a local Ford dealer run the vin # and found a bulletin regard...
3
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y0T
Thanks to the folks that sent me replys to where the blower motor resistor was located. Unfortunately, I never did locate the resistor block. I am sure the thing is located somewhere in the vehicle under the right side of the dash but maybe I am to old or 'Big...
4
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cruise controll VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
I believe we have a fix... the clutch switch. the new one felt much better then the old one and the resistance went down when the cruise was activated. Ive asked the customer to get back to me if it fixed it or not but with the testing and feedback, i believe ...
3
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L unreadiness monitors VIN: 1N6SD11S5T
This vehicle has been sold to a person living outside of our DEQ zone. She declined any further work. Thank-you for all the input and would have pursued these suggestions otherwise.
7
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire, PINGING VIN: 1N4BL11D92
Thanks guys for your help, after checking this car for several weeks and running the tank completely empty, this nissan bucked and chugged pretty bad one day and has not missed a lick since. we fueled the car with a midgrade gas and have not had any complaints...
6
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L airbag VIN: 1GHDT13W6W
sorry, i didn't update there is a wiring repair kit avilable from gm but it costs $4,000. the wire i repaired was not broken and i did not think $4,000 was good price i just used heatsrink and rerouted wires. i retested all wires for open or shorts no problems...
4
2001 Other Ford 4900 466CID 6th gear VIN: 1HTSDAAP6I
I,m sorry about not replying earlier,I truly did forget about the help request. One of the replies i got asked if 6th gear was overdrive, answer no. Two other guys said bad bearings, I appreciate the help, but haven't pursued any more on this vehicle. It reall...
3
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next