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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L 1st and second gear VIN: WAURD68D41
Hi group. I have a customer with this Audi S4 that has had the car for 1 year now. The car is in the shop for the condition that he cannot get it into 1st or sec gear. The Shifter seems ok. The other gears have a positive engagement, all thou Reverse gave us a...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBABA7317M
Need some help on this BMW. When cold it idle and revs up fine but once warmed up when reved it cuts out. When it cuts out code 16 pops up which refers to camshaft position sensor. Wires to and from cam sensor and computer tested okay. We checked and replaced ... Trouble codes: 16 (Camshaft Position Sensor)
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Convertible VIN: 123ET83264
Hi to all BMW experts, We have an E36 with the roof half way up and not moving at all. The fault code is 3 (not permissable roof position). It happened while the customer was demonstrating that the rear flap was touching the roof while closing. As the roof sta...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAET37424
Hi everyone, this is my brother-in law's car. He was driving on the highway when the trans neutraled out. When it came to the shop it would move, but I noticed that when I moved it to drive the display said neutral. I got codes and they were 1887 (hydraulic pu...
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW54CXK
Thanks for all help in advance! This vehicle came in on hook no start.Had been sitting up dead for??? anyway did visual replaced long dead battery cleaned all grounds and cable ends and tried to start-no spark, looked at ign module and had a melt down. replace... Trouble codes: 22 (low voltage TPS), 23 (low voltage air temp MAT), 43 (low or high voltage KS EST related)
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Stall, hard start VIN: 3G4AH54N0L
Hello . Vehicle was towed in complaint was could not accellerate. I started vehicle & it idled ok but when you go to put it in gear it dies right out .At times the idle seems normal other times it seems a little rough. At times when it dies it is also hard to ... Trouble codes: 42 (history code EST Circuit)
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52LXS
Engine will not stay running. Engine starts and then dies within 5 seconds. Must recyle key to get engine to restart. Engine starts and dies after 5 seconds. Fuel pressure is good. Spark is good. Injector pulse is lost prior to engine dying. No communication t...
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...
1967 Cadillac SEDAN DEVILL 429CID front shoe/drum
Howdy ever body, and especially you oldtimers out there... Got this antique thats stressin me out. Came in for a complete assessment, one problem being unresponsive/pulling brakes. We completely rebuilt the brake system, now response is good but it has a minor...
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5224W
Well here we go again,the headaches continue.I replaced the oil pan due to rotted/leaking and now the car wont start.no injector pulse intermitant spark and it takes forever for pcm to show crank rpm on my solus.the crank sensor on this car does go thru the oi...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19WOV
First code e.g.r and random misfire, remove and clean e.g.r. clear codes .No e g r codes but random misfire still there. Notice number 2,4,6 had misfire counts.removed plugs for 2,4,6 plug gas foul,and numbers 1,3,5 all very clean. One side of motor runs rich.... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Take off in 1st gear VIN: 2G1WH55K5Y
This is my personal car and I don't do any automatic transmission work. When driving the car fully warmed up and pull up to a stop. At times during accel from stop, the trans will slip and shudder. It does feel like the trans has downshifted to low properly. L...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L brakes VIN: 2C3HE66G0X
Hello, This customer states after a car wash or driving on wet roads (back when it used to rain) the brakes make a grinding noise and won't stop the car. This happens four hours after the wetness or maybe overnight if she got gas and a carwash right before bed...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7HC16Y3W
we replaced the rear abs sensor in axel due to a light being on and, it fixed the light now we have a problem with when apply brake it acts like the abs kicks in and then pedal will start to do right but this is a problen that i dont see any answer for on here...
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L door locks VIN: 1B7GG22Y4X
pulling my hair out on this one. Truck fell off hoist at other repair shop and customer states that since then his power door locks dont work. he no longer has the remote and only uses the door pannel switch. tested switches and the CTM is getting a signal fro...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L wait time VIN: 1B7KF236XX
Same owner from day one -maintenence usualy done on time . 215,000mi 55,200 run cycles with florida summer to maine winter driving. Truck neverhad a fast start issue above 40 degrees. Then wait to start cycle followed in cold weather.Check engine light came on...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3B8DJ46X6Y
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3ES46C5Y
Driving down the road typically above 40 degrees F. When approach stop with out AC on, engine undershoots idle by 200 rpm, rattles like cray at 500 rpm - touch gas pedal, turn wheel, or turn on ac idle resumes factory position at 750-800 - Data stream looked g...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L dead battery, VIN: WD2YD74253
Hello, I'm coming to you with a large parasitic drain on a Dodge sprinter truck. The customer stated that the "coil" light was on while driving (the "wait to start" light). He parked the truck and the next day it did not start. It was towed in and found to hav...
1994 Ford F800 5.9L lights & wipers VIN: 1FDXF80C3S
CSX RR dropped this beauty on me. The "field mods" are extensive: radios, work lights, air AND electric brake controllers, yada,yada... If there's fluid in a system, it leaks, and has been. Can somebody PLEASE email or fax[...]) wiring diagrams for t...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Intake gaskets VIN: 2FMDA5149T
I've got this Windstar in to finish the coolant leak fix I started on 1.5years ago. It came in then for eating coolant and a cylinder #1 misfire. I replaced the timing cover gasket and water pump, the only external leaks on the engine. It still ate water and m...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Hi everyone, this truck is giving me a lot of problems. It came in for a check engine light on and rough running all the time. I code scanned the truck and found the codes P017I and P1074, #1 & 2 banks too lean. I also checked fuel pressure and it ranges from ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L speedo VIN: 2FBKF37F5T
The speedo is programmable to change pulses per mile. It say a motorhome uses a speed sensor in transmission. Need to change conversion constant from 10.13 it was at to 1.0 for motorhome. When go into speedo it will only let us go down to 5.0 then goes back to...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L trans VIN: 1FDLF47FXV
Hello and thanks for any help.this truck came in about a year ago needing a clutch.I replaced with new clutch kit,dual mass flywheel,slave cylinder,pedal pivot bushings.It has trouble shifting into first and trouble going into reverse.It seems to release to so...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L cam shaft
Hi everyone. I am not a Ford person but offered to help my nephew. The engine has over 200,000 and needs time chains and gears and tighteners. I have everything under control except how to remove cam gears. I see no retainer only an interfearence. I tried to p...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT20A9V
Hi Guys I have a 97 Ford Probe that just started to pop out of 5th gear. She was driving back from Chicago 200 miles away and it popped out of 5th. Im thinking bearing because I feel a vibration, though not real bad. can this be repaired without removing trans...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hi group, This one acts really crazy and intermittently. We picked up truck from customer this morning and observered the air suspension down and when the drivers door was opened(unlocked) the rear wiper turned on once. The other problems are when drivers door...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Torque Conv. Lockup VIN: 2FMDA5142W
This vehicle will immediately lock converter up when put into any gears other than 1st. You can bring vehicle up in the air & put into gear (foot off brake pedal) and no issues. We know lockup is disabled by applying the brakes, but this vehicle seems to be do...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L7X
Good morning fellow techs. I have a van here that I have about 20 free hours into trying to figure out. Now its time for some help... Any and all help is greatly appreciated. What I have here is a 5.4 that came in with #2 spark plug blown out. I know this is ...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5344X
When driving between 40-60mph at a steady speed the engine will intermitently (about 75% of the time)hesitate or lightly stumble. No codes are being set but we're pretty sure problem is in the EGR system because when the EGR valve vacuum line is disconnected t...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cooling Fan VIN: 2FAFP71W3X
Hello Ford Gurus! The VIN is [...]. This police car has the engine cooling fan running constantly at low speed. There is a duty cycle signal from the PCM to the fan controller, which is identical to a sister vehicles low speed signal. I am assuming...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L door ajar light/interior lights VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Hi Ford Techs. The interior lights will not turn off when the doors are closed, nor will the door ajar warning light turn off. I have all the door panels off, and removed the wiring connectors and put in a jumper wire. Still won't turn off. Please tell me what...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 1FDXE40F9X
Greetings to all I have this ambulance that is leaking fuel out of the little tube coming from the water seperator.I serviced this about 1000 miles ago and what i did was pulled the water seperator dipstick out to drain it and put anew filter at the same time....
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L intake manifold VIN: 1FAFP56SOY
the upper ntake exploded when customer started the car unable to figure out what caused it. no trouble codes and no visible reason. any help at all would be appreaciated.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTSW31FXY
customer say engine light comes on and truck will start running bad has code p 1280 icp ckt out of range. i do not work on a lot of these so any help would be great.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L vehicle VIN: 1FTYR10D31
This vehicle came in to our shop with a viboration when starting off from a stop. When the transmission makes the first shift the viboration goes away. this only hapons at start off. The viboration can be reproduced at a stop by locking the brakes and accelera...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMRU15W73
My favorite customer is here with his expedition, came in for maintenance, said his mileage had dropped from 18-19 to 12-14. We checked it out and no codes found, after the above repairs he is back saying there was no improvement, and the power is lower than w...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W43
Hello Ford Gurus! This police car has the engine cooling fan running constantly at low speed and low engine temperature. There is a duty cycle signal from the PCM to the fan controller, which is identical to a sister vehicles low speed signal. The difference i...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tire pressure system VIN: 1FMPU16L34
Hello to all members. This Expedition has the "Tire Pressure System Fault" displayed on the message monitor. I have checked for stored codes using the NGS and performed the self-test. No codes stored and self-test passed. All tires are registering 32psi in dat...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FAFP71W85
Here's the deal. If it had been one person making the complaint, I may have fluffed it off as a driver problem. But I have had two complaints, one from a petit lady and one from a man of fairly average build, no similarities at all. The complaint is, in both ...
2006 Ford E-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14WX6
we have 2 vans wiTh THe same proBLems THe OTher van has 15000 ON IT and also has a po316 fuel trims are very hiGH on cold start around 23% as iT warms up the fuel trims return to normal Trouble codes: P0304, P0307, P0300
1993 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GTGK24K7P
We are a general repair facility and farm out our transmission rebuilds. Since this trans was rebuilt in August, 2005 the customer has complained of: - shuddering when coming to a stop when hot. This was repaired by the trans shop by replacing some valves in ...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L PCM flash VIN: 1GTDM19W5W
I am wondering when performing a PCM flash does the Operating ID reflash also install all other updated flashes or do I have to flash each system individually.
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6572V
Have a little civic that will not restart after warmed up. Fuel pressure good, spark good, injector firing. Can spray carb cleaner down throttle body and still will not start. Vehicle will run forever until shutoff. Starts great cold or after sitting 20 minute...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6245Y
thanks for taking the time to read this- just like all of you at one point all the weird ones show up at once. we have this honda sublet from a pontiac dealer- was running- driven to a detail shop- was steam cleaned- still ran at that point- interior was shamp...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W51
misfire on number 4 cyl dead miss at idle switching coils plugs dont help compression 145 about same as cyl#2 running compression number same for bad cyl and good cyl. ran propane around intake cant get any change sometimes the mil flashes when put in drive an... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 304 (misfire 4 cyl)
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L fuse box dead VIN: 5FNRL38645
Good morning everyone. I have one that i need some quick help on. I have an 05 Odyssey that i got from a body shop that i do alot of work for. I was hit in the front end. I was told a light hit. It now has no power to the inside fuse box. All of the under hood...
1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Hesitation, Lacks power on hills VIN: 2J4FY19E7L
First let me thank you for taking the time to help me with this Jeep. Customer is a fix it yourselfer until he can't fix it and then brings it to me in pieces usually on a tow truck and says, "can you fix it for me?". This one started out as him trying to put ...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L ABS Pump VIN: SALHV124XP
Customer said ABS pump ran non-stop even with key turned off. The next morning had to jump start because pump ran battery down. Said when he pulled out of garage and hit brakes the pedal went to the floor and barely would slow the truck down. When vehicle arri...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
Any Lexus techs out there?I troubleshoot oddball problems for some local independents and I have ES300 and LS400 with exact same history and exact same problem in 2 different garages.Both cars had timing belt replaced as a mileage maintenance service.One buy a... Trouble codes: 13 (rpm signal)
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM11A2226W
a mechanic i work with replaced timing belt, waterpump, spark plugs and a few other unrelated services. since then the car wants to surge when it is put in drive under slight accel, also if you just put it in drive and throttle up a little and let it drop back...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, fuel rich smoke from VIN: 1YVGF22C4Y
on cold start only for 15- 30 seconds, very bad hesitation falls flat on its face and fuel smoke from tailpipe, clears up while still in open loop. when closes (30 secs)st trim -10 to -15 quickly corrects condition. recording of data reveals +99 st when condit...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L shift solenoidss VIN: JM1TA22161
thanks in advance for the help- we have never duplicated stall- have on very rare occasions noticed abnormal shifting at low road and engine speeds- has set codes only twice in 2 months. every time soliniods and harness are tested everything checks good- leani...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WDBFA67F5W
Customer complaint was oil pressure gauge fluctuates. Checked oil pressure with mechanical gauge. Found pressure in spec and steady. Installed new sender. Customer returned about 2 weeks later with the same problem. Re-checked with mechanical gauge and found o...
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2ZV11T62
idle drops and is quickly corrected (surges)other wise runs very smooth
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0400 VIN: JA3AY26C2Y
HAVE MONITERED EGR vacuume during drive cycle. Normal egr vac is 3 or 4 inches. During drive cycle test you can see the vacuume reach almost 10 inches as the PCM tests flow. Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
hello everyone i am new to the network. i hope someone can help!! i am working on a 1997 nissan altima 2.4l automatic. car will just shut down coming to a stop. then restart fine drive another 25 miles or so then do itr again. very intermitten, timing chain do...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1NGED27Y3Y
We replaced the clutch in this vehicle a few weeks back and noticed a hesitation on take off between 1500 to 2500 RPM. We tested the fuel pressure and it tested good. Next we tested for codes and found none. When we tested the the TPS the sweep was good but th...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L lubrication VIN: 1N4BL11E72
owner requested a miss fixed, and to look for oil use source. there is no oil in the air cleaner, but there is on the throttle plate, intake passages, and intake valves. no oil leaks exist on this vehicle. has anyone had to deal with this problem.
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GHDT13W6X
We have a very good customer that has put up with this problem pretty much since the truck was new .On tight turns this thing wont even move due to the control trac 4x4 being enganged we found the tsb and changed the fluid two times and two times after 2000 mi...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
After a lot of checking it appears to be fixed. The air pump checked fine. Plenty of volume & no leaks. Smoke tested the lines to the combi valves with no leaks found. I removed both combi valves a cleaned all the carbon out. One of them was actually stuck sli... Trouble codes: P0411.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3333X
Well this should have been a no brainer. The connector for the BST was knocked loose during the battery replacement. It is behind the feltish trunk covering, and not initially visible. It threw me intially since the scanner said left rear air bag. Same code fo...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Battery VIN: 1G4NJ52M2T
Thanks for all the good advice. You know sometimes you just have a senior moment. This car would loose the drain if either the dome fuse or the instrument cluster fuse was removed. As per your suggestion, I closed the door latch with the door open to see if th...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L IP/anti-theft VIN: 1G4NJ52M8T
Thanks to all who replied. As Terry replied I did find a wiring problem near the ac accumulator where it had rubbed through and was able to ground. However was unable to determine if repairing this wire actually repaired the customer's problem since it is so i...
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Misfire, Excessive plug wear VIN: 2G4WF5214X
Well first, thanks to everyone that responded to my help request. The overall concesus seemed to be that I had a lean fuel condition on those three cylinders, or that the vehicle may have been modified for performance in some way. Unfortunately that was not th... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L valvetrain damage VIN: 3G5DB03E32
thanks so much to all. I removed cylinder head and found catastrophic failure to valves and head. also found crack in the piston top from slamming agains valves for who knows how long. Just need to remove motor, looks like fun...not. hahah Thanks for the very ...
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC14G5L
It turns out that after checking the injector harness connector with Vantage to look at pattern while wiggling wire and putting an ohm meter between the red and blue wires which told us there was no problem. We unplugged the connector and put 12 volts down the...
1993 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 5.0L Starting VIN: 1GBEG25K3R
thanks to all for the sugestions!! but i couldnt ever get it to act up... it did not have a remote start.im asuming it was just a loose connection that in testing was fixed. so thanks again for everybodys help!!
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Hyd. Brake System VIN: 1GNDX03EXW
Hi Guy's replaced the ABS hyd. control unit and all is good now!, Thanks for all your help once again. Jeff...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEC14W1X
Thanks! to all of you who have taken the time to help Since we were unable to verify the customer complaint in this event we were hesitant to bolt on parts we could not prove to be a problem For all of those who suggested Low amp waveform of the fuel pump (aft...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L high 1-2 shift, no reverse VIN: 1GCCS1955Y
All replies confirmed that the primary problem was a stripped sun gear drive shell. The transmission was in fact not shifting late from 1st to 2nd, but was shifting from 1st to 3rd as result of the stripped sun shell. This was confirmed by monitoring the shift...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L steering rack? VIN: 1GCEK19T9Y
After flushing system and adding Lucas power syeering cond., was reported that it still squeals. I have a hard time getting truck because it is used for work every day. I will try moving the pulley a bit as per Mike [...] suggestion. Will close this post fo...
1998 Chrysler VOYAGER 2.0L rear oilseal cranc axel VIN: 1C4GYN2C7W
Hello and thanks to all of you that spend time to this help request. The Voyager has European specific.And the servicelimit for the crank axel end-play was 0.35mm. The new oilseal was 0.5-1.0 mm thinner as a compansation, so I assamble the engine without chang...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L suspension VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Well! Most responses seemed to think the problem was with the sway bar links or bushings. So we removed the complete sway bar and road tested the car. Noise gone! We replaced the links and bushings (they were inexpensive). Customer is happy and so are we. The ...
1990 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GK44R7L
I've never seen this before but the problem was the Fuel pressure regulator. I had another van come in, a 1991 Plymouth Voyager and this gave me a chance to try some other parts I hadn't replaced yet. I switched the fuel pressure regulator and the engine hasn'...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 3.9L Rear wheels VIN: 1B7HC16X4R
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond. Special thanks to Jon and Victor, their answer was short, to the point and correct. The problem was the brake shoes. My inexperience in Brake Systems lead me to believe that for some reason the rear was getting...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L transmission VIN: 1B3EJ46XTN
Thank you, to everyone that replied. I'm sorry for the slow close on this issue, I just wanted to make sure if was fixed. The replacement of the solenoid pack with the new revised part that eliminates the plate seemed to work. Thank you again for the help.
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1B4HS28N31
Well I am sorry to say that I can not post any helpful info on this one. The truck returned today for a power steering pump and the check engine light has not come back on. I checked for code again and is was not there, so I am going to close this one as fix. ...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Glow plug light stays on. VIN: WD2YD54283
I'd like to thank Mike, Gary, and Bob for their replies. This one is fixed! After calling the local Chrysler/Sprinter dealer and ordering 5 glow plugs and a controller I probed their Sprinter tech for info. He faxed me a Dodge procedure for checking the glow p...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38J9M
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery
I want to thank everyone for their input but this one turned out to be a straightforward PCM problem. The pcm would not 'shut down' and like I thought was pulling between 110-175 ma (pcm circuit only )! depending on how long you let it sit. I waited over a wee...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP51L3T
Hey all, Thanks to everyone who offered help. My gut was right it was the controller itself. to completely satisfy myself, I went over all the wires again and his time i used my 'logic lite' test light and commaned the PCM to acutate the controller, it was sen... Trouble codes: P1519 (Intake manifold runner control malf. stuck closed).
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Timing chain tensioner VIN: 2FMDA5147V
I didn't exactly get the replies I was looking for on this one... Yes I know that the tensioner(yes they do have one...) is a bigger wear item on this than the chain, but it was a Sunday with no parts available. I tried to reset the tensioner, but when you put...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145X
This van is fixed! Thank-you to all who replied, all of the replies were helpful! You guys rock!! By the way, my name is Adam Dunlap. I work for Rich at his shop (for those who want to know). I will first go through all of the replies, then I will tell you w... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire moniter disabled).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Very noisy VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Well fellow techs,unfortunately our consensus of a bad converter and high mileage trans sent this customer into a state of shock, the engine also needed a high pressure oil pump. Last I saw of her she was heading for the Katrina debris lined highway. Can't win...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L83
good morning gentlemen, this van is repaired and ready to roll. i had several good replies and suggestions. after checking the fuel pump wave form and doing what ford said in their tsb. i have learned that they are not always right and an open mind must be kep... Trouble codes: P1151 (bank2 ststem lean), P0174 (bank2 lean).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Well first thanks for the replies. The fix was obvious as all bad problems seam to be. This vehicle had been to ford so many times the owner was feed up. So we inherited it. The fix for this was the oring repair kit for the top cover plate to tube. AND install...
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GTDT13W11
thanks to all for your help on this one . after checking this one out can to the conclusion that the module was bad . next morning moved vehicle and light was out road tested and light was still out . told customer that the module was going bad he declined due...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL18964
thanks to all who helped!!! Manit [...] hit the nail on the head the blower speed control module was causing both the compressor clutch and blower problems Thanks again. Ron.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M6W
thanks to all that replied we repaced the reed switch that is in the speedo head now all is well thanks to all Trouble codes: P0501.
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L abs light on VIN: JNKAY21DXP
customer has not returned. I am not able to find much info on this vehicle. Never could find the flashing led to check codes. Was sggested to replace abs relay for the pump.
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKAY22D1P
Hello To everyone I want to tank all the people who took the time to read my mail. The car is not nas not been fix coz there are other cars where we can move to and make the money . I am not fimiliar with the set up on this configuration, so i will have to whe...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L radio/a/c pushbuttons VIN: JNKCV51EX3
Thanks again. Got a duplicate reply about possible success with the 'reboot'. Because of the known issues with the 'flexible circuit board' I went ahead and replaced it. It is the pushbutton panel that sandwiches between the double-decker cd-changer and head u...
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L idles too high VIN: 4S2CY58V7P
Replaced the thermostat I think the computor would drift in and out closed loop
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Readiness monitors VIN: SAJKX6241V
Sorry for the late reply: just got the car back last week. Only had three responses on this one. Two said that there are known problems with getting monitors set on later model Jags. With that in mind, I called New York State DMV and was referred to the 'Clean...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C5N
Check air intake tube for cracks. They tend to crack on the bottom where you can't see right in the ripple. Hope this helps. I just looked up code 28. Looks to me. It checks O2 heater AND switching performance. In the short description I found this. “Open or s... Trouble codes: 21 (main o2 sensor left bank), 28 (main o2 sensor right bank).
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT8BD69542
Thank you to all that replied to my help request! There was a wide range of resonses from the idle speed controller to brake pads, calipers moving freely, and the abs unit. We sent the customer back to Lexus in case it turned out to be the abs unit, and there ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 071Y663658
Although I neglected to mention it in the original post, several of the injector connectors cracked during a balance test so we soldered in an entire set of replacements while the injector 'carrier' was off the car. One of the good parts of this car is all 6 i... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor swapped), P1129 (O2 sensor swapped).
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L Wipers VIN: 4F4CRI6A8T
Thanks for the replys, i never could get info from the gem, if there was one, Dealer called it a multifunction module, the info from mitchell left me searching on my own for relays. after locating the right relays, i bypassed them and the wipers worked. Id hea...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 24 crank sensor VIN: WDBGA51E29
By changing out the wiring engine harness help clear the crank sensor code, thank you guys.
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