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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
This is my wifes car & I'm not real familiar with Audi's. CEL came on this morning with a code P0411. I can hear the air pump running & was wondering if there is a common issue with this code. I'm limited to Global OBD2 with the Modis. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUDC68D51
We have this Audi here with a no start condition. It has good fuel pressure and spark, but no injector pulse. At the time all the reference we have is ALLDATA. Their wiring diagrams show fuse #232 as power to the injectors, but we can not find this fuse. It sa...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5327R
Have confirmed a failing DME (ECM) due to water damage but need to know if I'll have to program new part and if so, can I do it with a Baum scan tool? Dealer was very unhelpful and said they didn't know if it had to be programmed. Have read a few similar posts...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324V
Good afternoon, We have a 1997 BMW 740iL with check engine light on with codes 139 not defined and 175 Pedal value sensor 1 adaption stored. I am useing carsoft to pull the codes, shopkey does not any info on theses codes, searched IATN's and have found noth... Trouble codes: 139 (Not defined), 175 (Pedal value sensor 1 adaption)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAAM3349Y
This car won't crank, but the battery voltage ok and the lights come on on the dash. There is no power to the starter ignition wire, but the starter cranks when jumped. I tried pulling codes, but there is no power to the terminal 15, does anyone have a wiring ...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L IP/anti-theft VIN: 1G4NJ52M8T
The customer has 2 intermittent problems that are possibly related. The vehicle will start and immediately die but will eventually stay running and then runs fine. While driving the vehicle all instrument panel lights will intermittently flash as well as gauge...
1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L Body VIN: 2G4WF5211W
Hello all, This vehicle has a vibration that is generated by the powertrain that is noticed throughout the vehicle & is more prominent when the vehicle is put in gear at idle. You can feel this noise under the hood an all types of things, but most on the passe...
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...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GCDK14KOL
the speedo will work with the brake pedal depressed. have tried adjusting brake switch but the lights stay on when i adjust to get speedo to work. i am lost as to what to do next. any help would be appreciated.
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L probable driveline VIN: 2GBEC19K1M
after a belltech drop kit was installed the vehicle developed a rythmic howl starting before 70 mph and can be driven through at 85 mph the kit came with the drivesystem shims for angle set-up, anybody out there seen this
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L rocker arms/studs VIN: 1234567M-S
Hello everyone, This car came in with a miss, we found the #3 cylinder With a broken rocker arm stud and we didn't really think that much of it, you do see it from time to time on cars and trucks. It also had water in the oil from a blown intake gasket. The c...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15M5W
Vehicle originally towed in as no start. Found vcm split, replaced,flashed, relearned. Vehicle left running & no Mil. Determined OE vcm at fault through wiggle testing harness & tap testing vcm. Crank/no start- cold engine. Can anyone point to the vcm pin numb...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
This happens to be my son's vehicle (of course). This vehicle backfires just about everytime it starts (that's when the symptons first occured). It is running excessively rich. Injector on time varies between 3.8 to 4.1 ms. MAP is at 1.68 at idle. Fuel trim wa... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0108 (MAP circuit voltage high)
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L radio and door lock VIN: 1GNEL19W7W
Greetings fellow techs.This van is equipped with the speed compensating stereo system.When the radio power button is pushed the radio lights up and does everything it should except there is no volume.The volume only starts to work when you press the door lock ...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L head lights
We were coming home late at night a few days ago and noticed that I lost one of my headlamps as we drove down the road then a few seconds later I lost the other headlamp, The following day I was going to change the bulbs and thats when I noticed that the bulb...
2000 Chevrolet P-30 5.7L Alternator VIN: 5B4KP32R5Y
Truck came in with battery discharging. Customer requested new batery and alternator due to time restraints. Problem remained. Checked fuses. Found Engine fuse blown. (not ECM1 fuse.. engine still ran) Engine fuse has direct short to ground. Very limited info ...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1C3HD56T5T
car will not pass inspection because pcm will not communicate with inspection stations computer. using the brick i can read the tcm and bcm codes and data, but when going under engine it will not communicate. the car runs fine but there is a check engine light... Trouble codes: 66 (no ccd bus from eatx module)
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H6T
Dodge boys, This car was brought to me by the local Chevrolet dealer. The service managers familys car.The techs at the dealer tryed to fix. They replaced the timing belt,spark plug wires,egr tube to intake,and fixed water leak ( got hot, don't know ). Would l... Trouble codes: P0403 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit)
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46RXY
put an engine in , runs/ drives excellent. getting a p0601 code, if I clear it it comes right back on when I start it . Mil was on when it came in , but I didnt check it then. customer says MIL was lighting before fo evap code. How do I get rid of the 0601, or... Trouble codes: 0601 (internal cpu check digit error)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L suspension VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Noise is heavier on right hand side over sharp bumps. Everything looks and feels tight. We thought it was a strut and we pulled it to inspect it. The strut is tight and has no fluid leak. The mount also looks good but it is hard to tell. It sounds like a sway ...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L starter relay VIN: 2C8GP74L52
This van has had the computer replaced with a used one from a similar van with same year and engine. Also the front control module on the fuse block was replaced due to being damaged from a frontal collision. Now everything seems to work except it does not cra...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L not sure VIN: 2C8PG74L42
Noise is coming from left front of van. It makes a clunking noise like a worn stabilizer link. The noise is heard while turning in both directions and while going over bumps. Noise went away when left stabilizer link was unhooked, but with new link installed, ...
1993 Dodge D150 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HF13ZO1
vehicle came to us for stalling when placed in reverse cold and intermittent stall when placed in drive. after preliminary tests checked ok, we found that when you try to two foot with reverse engagement it felt as if you had let your foot off the clutch(excep...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R8Y
Swapped out the blown engine with 2002 model. Had to retain the original intake, exhaust, sensors, wiring harness. Engine will not fire, have no sequence ground to injectors or coils. ASD and fuel pump relays work as they should, coming on for a couple of seco...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16X21
Does anyone know of a way to diagnose this code without the special equipment listed in ALL Data? The diagnostic procedure for this code calls for a Miller Tools #6872A and #8382. The first is an Evap System Pressure Pump and the second is a Gas Cap Tester/Ada... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evaporative System Large Leak)
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Fuel tank switching valve VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
I have a front fuel tank that leaks so I ran it out of gas and fuel keeps getting back in from the rear tank. I am looking for a fuel flow chart on this dual tank system. I am also wondering if the switching valve is repairable. The switching valve is not elec...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1FTEX15N4M
This truck has come to me from 3 other shops. I guess I'm a sucker for the odd hard to find promblems. We have done a compression test, cylinder leak down test, scope job and scan tested computer and monitored engine controls. We have not put any parts into sy...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H5M
Truck came in with a low mileage, no power compliant. We started a tune up and found plugs black and fuel fouled, ck'd compression 110-120 all clyds. replaces plugs, cap, rotor and fuel filter. ran truck and still had no power. ck'd vacum and found to be real ... Trouble codes: 334 (egr voltage above closed limits)
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...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L ecu signal to relay VIN: 3FAKP1138X
hello, thanks in advance were working on a car made to be driven in mexico.need wiring info for manuel a\c.looked at factory and michell with no luck.the high pressure switch on u.s. model has 4 wires and this one is 3 wire.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Runs rough at times VIN: 1FTRX07WXY
We have had this truck in for previous codes and misfiring. Found p0302 in memory and found both #2 and #3 coil packs bad. We replaced all the boots and plugs at that time. Then the truck came back in with an idle problem. We ended up putting a new computer. T... Trouble codes: P1309
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE45F2Y
diesel towed in no start, did basic checks,sucker will not start, noticed smoke coming out of exhaust,light blue..when cranking, cranking over pretty good wont run..help. fu*** pig...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
No speedo scan for codes. Code po 500
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L PATS system VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
Replaced the lock cylinder and now I've managed to lock up the pats system. Of course the customer only has one good key. Is there anyway to get this thing to start again without a star tester? All I get now is a fast flashing red led and can't start it. Any h...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, only during warm up VIN: 1FDWE35L92
sorry, my first time. see above info. thanks for any help and effort. Trouble codes: P1288
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P33
I have a ford oring that was blown out 2300 miles age. Same symptom. No start, low oil pressure. Replaced the high pressure oil pump cover oring. The oring fits between the oil pump top output to the cover hole toward the regulator. Here it is again with a no ...
2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.8L control head VIN: 1FMNU45S95
please help ford tech's. have 05 ford excursion with electronic automatic temperature control. cannot control blower speed with steering wheel controls or control head. when turning control head off blower speeds up and comes out defrost vents. suspicious abou...
1989 GMC P3500 Value Van 7.4L E.G.R. Problems VIN: 1GTKP32W8K
Hi Everyone: Thanks in advance. This will take some reading, didn't want to leave anything out. This is for the smog techs that may have run into this before. As I said above this is a factory duel exhaust system, no catalytic converters, vehicle is rated for ...
1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L headlight reminder chime, power mirrors VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi techs - This civic is puzzling me. The headlights-on warning chime is inop but the key-in ignition warning chime works fine. The power mirrors also function fine going up and down (both sides) but will not adjust right to left (both sides). I replaced the m...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L torque spec for hub to front rotors VIN: 1HGCP56545
Hello, sorry to bother you with what should be readily available info but my napa brake spec book and mitchell's on demand do not show me what to torque the front brake rotor to. (hub to rotor bolts) I know most people just run them down with an impact but I w...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L radio/a/c pushbuttons VIN: JNKCV51EX3
Howdy gang- we have this G35 in here and it's causing trouble. Customer states vehicle operating normally before visiting a convenience store- upon her return the audio is inop, the climate control panel immediately above the audio unit is dead and the climate...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W5X
Hello all This vehicle came in today with a steady miss and poor idle. We scanned and showed a miss on #3 cyl. I swapped coils between 1 and 3 cyls and still showed miss #3. Compression was 165# in that hole and plug was replaced while it was out. We can pull ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P0303 (Misfire 3 cyl), P1640 (Quad Driver a fault)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Electronic VIN: SAJEA51D42
Hi, The Gearbox Failure light came on along with Check Engine light. Check engine code simply refers one to a transmission fault. My Genrad doesn't service the X-Types. How can I pull trans codes? The symptoms are that the engine will start to idle at about...
1990 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Engine VIN: 2J4FY29T2L
Hi there folks, Having a tough time with this one and Ive researched a lot with no resolve. Weve got a 90 Wrangler and show that the engine should be the 6 cyl 258. The owner said they recently bought it and the prior owner told him the engine was repla...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S2T
Greetings, Well we have a 1996 Jeep back with a no start condition. There is no check engine light on, scanner won't communicate and there is no spark or fuel pump action. We have checked power to the ECM and all grounds and looks like the REF voltage goes up ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Shift from R to P or N VIN: 1J4GZ78S3V
Dear Jeep Techs, I have this Grand Cherokee fitted with 42RE transmission. The Direct clutch was burnt so we gave it an overhaul, replacing all the clutch plates, seals and gaskets. The hydraulic system was flushed and the transmission refitted It ran smoothly...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Block VIN: SALTY1240X
We have determined that this vehicle needs a short block but the problem we have run into is the dealer insistes that a short block is a block only and now says a short block is almost double the price of what we were quoted originally. It looks like we should...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UZ30C6N
I have been over this Lexus for about 3 weeks now.92 sc400 4.0L 1UZ-FE. Customer brought it in and suspected the Cat's were plugged. After testing they are fine, but the car continuously dumps fuel, so much so that you can smell raw gas from the moment it star...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering pump resevior VIN: JT8UZ30C0S
when running the power steering pump resevior pressurizes and over flows. Pinched off the return hose, and resevior did not over flow but the return line pressurized itself and as soon as we released the clamp the fluid over flowed the resevior. Called local L...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F5W
With these codes I'm wondering if cat's are bad with this high miles.Or I'm looking at the wrong thing.MAF or something else.My scanner is down, and will not have back for another two or three weeks.I got codes from a read only unit.Should I run this car on th... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L convertible top VIN: JM1FC3522M
This convertible top will open half way and stop. If I let off the switch and push again, top will open all the way. It does it in both directions in the same spot. While opening and closing, I observed voltage signal from switch and there is constant voltage ...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L intake system VIN: JMINA351XM
car smokes badly on start up and then clears out quickly. NO cylinder leak down. No cobustion gasses in cooling systen. Does not use coolant. Uses very little oil. Smoke smells to me like oil and is grayish white. This is a simple engine but I cannot figure ou...
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L Wipers VIN: 4F4CRI6A8T
This mazda p/u is just like a ford ranger. Its an obdll system with a GEM. Ive tested the fuses and found a blown 30 amp fuse in the #16 spot, replaced it and now I have voltage to my wiper motor on the red wire. I can apply voltage to the blue orange wire and...
1999 Mazda 323F 1.5L Intake air sensor VIN: JMZBJ14L20
Intake air sensor incorporated in MAF sensor, but no details on Autodata of wire positions or colours, and expected resistance at 20 degrees celcius.Tried to get a resistance reading across all pin combinations, but none match expected 2 kilo ohms. UK dealers ...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YZ94103
vehicle has a no start condition. after sitting overnight in garage. cranks no fire ,engine light comes on as test & goes out with cranking has new fuel pump,always starts after tow truck trip to shop. this is third tow. this time tow truck started before load...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA28D7N
This engine hesitates on accell. Prior visit was able to get pulse codes from DLC, this visit, key on engine off, on off ratio85%, No current at the EHA(should be 20MA!!)and ECM will not communicate either using the on board blink light or using the pulse coun...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E9T
hey guys, this car has been a ongoing nightmare. The has been alot of work done to this car in the last 4 months. anyway, the current problem is a rough running and surge at idle. has also been stalling lately. off idle it runs great, plenty of power and smoot... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
hay m/b tecks!! have this 2000 m/b ml320 no starter operation no signal scan electronics "have ast lap top" no comunication with trans cheaked all fuses good i see no gear selection on instrument panel cheking data on bas control it dont have input from p/n sw...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Shift lever VIN: 1MELM50U1T
This is for a friends daughter car. She said her shifter would not come out of park. I am able to verify this and if I pump the pedal rapidly I can get the shifter (column mounted) out of park but as soon as I release the brake it will go back into lock up mod...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2MELM74W2V
Hello again everyone. I have this Gran Marq here with a problem of loss of coolant. The owner had the intake replaced with the updated version thinking this was the problem. there is no external leak. The car runs good but it over heats and the coolant will be...

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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4KAZ7667
Well thanks for all the responses. We ended up adding some coolant pellets and changing the radiator cap then let the customer drive the vehicle and see. So far ( a week later ) no problems found on our follow up.Thanks
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAB540XH
Thanks for all the help fellas. The 325 is fixed and running strong. The surge was fixed by replacing the blown fuse to the IAC circuit and by regasketing the cold start injector housing. The kid who acquired this high-schoolers cream puff 'tuner' got it for n...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L heat VIN: WBABF4314P
thanks for all 11 replies. it turned out to be the heater control valve. removed valve and looked inside and could see rubber seals deformed inside. replaced valve and all is good!! thanks again!!
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L no a/c VIN: WBADT63462
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. The problem was the control unit. I scanned for fault codes and found none. After trying 2 other used units with no results I decided to disconnect the positive and negitive terminals and let the car sit for 30 ...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G4WB54LXM
Thanks to all that replied. Many tests were performed to try to pinpoint the problem and to diagnose it correctly. We had already done many of the things suggested, but most were retested a second and third time. Fuel pressures were good, ignition patterns wer...
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L no shift VIN: 1G4HR52K6W
Thanks for the replies... drive spocket indication was right on...reconditioned .. runs like a champ.. Thanks again... Duane
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY2385M
After reviewing all of the replies, we were still stuck. Several people had suggested parts to replace, but no tests. Running compression has always been pretty subjective at best, and this didn't seem like a compression issue. We finally decided to replace th...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.0L master cylender VIN: 1GCFC24H2P
The truck is fixed. Sometime I am one dimensional at times. I was stuck on the fack that there was air in the master or ABS system that I forgot everything I know. I want to thank Dave from New Jersy for getting me on the right track. His input was so simple I...
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, predetonation VIN: IGBJH32K5P
Our previous compression test showed no apparent problems, however upon a retest we found 60psi on cylinders 3 & 5. Blown head gasket all along, between the cylinders. Felt stupid, but hey it happens. Replaced the gaskets, worked the heads, all is well. Most r...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEK19R3T
Not sure if this one is fixed or not. The list of codes we kept getting only had grounds as common components. The thermostat housing grounds were clean and tight. It has a new engine, we theorized that the paint on the new engine was interfering with the grou... Trouble codes: P0161 (02 heater ckt bank2 sensor 2), P0154 (low 02 activity bank2 sensor1), P0102 (maf signal low), P0155 (02 heater ckt bank2 sensor 1), P0135 (02 heater ckt bank1 sensor 1).
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E8V
This vehicle is a mystery. It has not died or blown the fuse all of the time we have had it in the shop. I did replace the wire from the fuse panel to the ECM. We tried to deliberately short the wires that pass through the floorboard connector to the fuel pump... Trouble codes: P1655 (Evap purge solenoid circuit.).
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY22G8W
Well this ended up going to the dealer. I was told that the relay that was used in the recall was bad. I did ask the dealer about a second recall regarding a pcm reflash and they said it didn't exist. Thanks everyone for your help!
1999 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Hard start hot VIN: 1GBJK34J5X
I pull the upper intake friday ohmed and visualy check all injector, all were ok. I then replaced the fuel pressure regulator this helped the hard start alot but not completely Thanks guys for all your help Trouble codes: 1351 (ign coil control circuit high voltage).
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
Thanks to all that replied. Replies ranged from O2 sensors, vacuum leaks, fuel control problems, excessive backpressure and of course junk (I mean aftermarket) converters. I had several good replies explaining how GM now test converers at idle. It has been a m... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC efficiency below threshold).
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L intermediate steering shaft
Thanks to everyone who answered. It seems that this symptom is very widespread and that as of now there is no definite solution. Hopefully GM will come up with a long lasting solution instead of the temporary 'patches' that they have tried so far.
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Misfire VIN: KL1TD62604
We replaced all the intake and exhaust valves as suggested by Mark and Justin. The customer has driven the vehicle for a little over a week now with no problems, (She just dropped a plate of caramel brownies off at the shop, and let us know the car was running... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0700 (transmission fault), P1781 (Corrupt engine rpm info to transmission).
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Anti-theft VIN: 1C3XY66RLD
Good evening men, Thank you so much for the help that you gave me. As they say 'iATN rocks!' I had 10 replies, 6 of which were helpful. Gene, Greg, Paul and Mark spoke of a PCM issue which may have been an issue, but Ray (thanks for that address),Scott, Gilber...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56F6S
sorry guys this one has not come back in for further diagnois (the weather has been above freezing for 4 days).customer is going to bring to chrysler if it acts up again for ecm reflash.
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L speedometer VIN: 1B7GL23XXT
Sorry for the delay. My friend is an idiot, he changed the sensor in the transmission and not the rear diff. as instructed. I apologize for wasting your valuable time.
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22Y4W
thanks for all the help i got the truck going now. the crank sensor was driving to deep and hiting the flywheel thanks again for all the help
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1B4GP44R3V
Sorry for the long delay on closing but I wanted to wait several days to know for sure. After replacing the ABS module w/ no change, we replaced the proportioning valves as well as the wheel cylinders again (leaking). Thanks for all the help it seems as though...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7KU28D33
well the best have spoken.hit the nail on the head.the plenum was cracked on the bottom side.found it with propane.we tried smoke but were unable to see any signs,even with dye.i guess it had to be at the right temperature.the dealer here [ hahaha ]said he has... Trouble codes: P2106 (etc forced limited power), P2173 (hi air flow---vacumn leak detected).
1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L engine VIN: 2E3HD66FOT
The overheating is fixed,thanks to all that helped,it was a bad timing belt tensioner alowing the belt to slip as the engine got hotter(building pressure)and let the waterpump slip.I found this when i was checking for leakage and 'o' rings.The waterpump was VE...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 2FTDF15YOH
Sorry I took so long to reply. Since dude will be property of the state for a while, vehicle will not be fixed for a while.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5143S
the fix. the ground supply to the EEC-V relay was not there. traced it back to a bad circuit within the CCRM (constant control relay module) opened up the unit and discovered corrosion build up on the circuit board. replaced CCRM with a new one and all i...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Foward gears VIN: 1FALP52U9V
Well, since my last update, the vehicle has performed perfectly. This includes an extended test-drive from Atlanta to Nashville so until another issue arises, I'm calling this one fixed although I am not sure what the 'fix' was. Thanks to everyone who helped a...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDV34X8V
I want the thank all that replyed to my help request. all the info is usefull. I didnt fix this yet but will post a fix when its done. the customer didnt want to keep it if it was going to be realy expencive, so they bought A differnt vechical and will sell th... Trouble codes: 303 (miss firing 3 cylinder).
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
The part that seems to match my symptom is the shift reduction fork and shift collar wearing out. This makes perfect sense after looking a blown up diagram. Thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately this customer has a done a Houdini on us and has vanished. I...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no interor parts work VIN: 2FMZA514XX
found a crotedwire going in the rear of the front fuse box i replaced wire and this fixed the problem
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDWX36F9Y
Well this one is fixed. First of all, thanks to everyone who helped out with this one. During O/H, i replaced O/D snap ring with spiral ring, resized all accum. valve bores, installed Transgo HD-2 reporgramming kit and installed triple clutch torque converter....
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L horn VIN: 2FMZA50654
Thanks to all who replied! Most people said that the clock spring is the nost common part to go bad. We pulled the steering wheel off to inspect the clock spring and found a broken wire in the column. Once the wire was fixed the p horn worked fine.
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1HGCB7655M
I have not fixed this vehicle yet, however my e-mail address is going to change tomorrow and I don't want to take a change having this getting lost in the shuffle. The concensis was that I have a mechanical problem in the trans. The customer approved a trans. ...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEG8558N
This one really threw me off. We put a fuel pressure gauge on it long enough to reach inside so it could be watched and under load when stalling pressure dropped below 10psi, Uh Huh!!! Replaced fuel pump and filter. There was a very fine dust like substance in...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L condenser VIN: 1HGCD7239R
The condenser we repaced in October was defective (the first oem condenser we relaced) When we ordered the 'warranty replacement' I mistakenly ordered it from a different Honda dealer who I did not purchase the original from. The good news is that both dealers...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNG01C1M
after repairing the 2 wires going into cas connector as stated in previous request info. tech found the wires reversed going into the connector. removed the wires and re routed correctly into connector and car started and runs fine. cas sensor is fine. thanks ... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor circuit).
2000 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Rear Main VIN: JALB4140Y7
Special thanks to Randy for faxing me the information. It turns out that the seal had been installed in the correct order. Steel sleeve first and then the seal. However the clearance between the two is extremely critical. Isuzu has a special tool kit which is ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L drivers electric seat VIN: SAJHX1244V
Thanks fellow techs for your help on this one. Specialthanks to Don in Calif. for his help by phone. We powered each motor directly with module unplugged & found all motors working fine that way - connected passenger seat module to wiring on drivers seat & it ...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ57L7K
Thanks to all the Techs that help. RoChelle from Montana lead me in the direction to the temp sensor in which I found the wire harness to be damaged. The temp sensor wasn't the problem, but that harness is for the knock and the O2 sensors also. The signal wire...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L backfire thru intake VIN: 1J4GZ78SXR
Customer took vehicle to dealer where they replaced the exhaust manifold. Vehicle was driven 230 miles over the weekend and backfiring through the intake manifold is no longer a problem. Most replies suggested replacing valve springs with updated springs (deal...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
The cause remains intermittant, sometimes you can drive back and forth with the wheel turned to the left and it will keep repeating, othertimes not. The wheel bearings and axle shaft were rechecked and found to be ok, the steering stabilizer was removed and fe...
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