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1996 Audi A6 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WAUGA84A3T
hello fellow techs hope you can help out with this one . customer came in with a fuel gauge that reads accurate only to half a tank does not register anything over a half . vehicle had fuel level sender replaced at another shop for same problem . still has pro...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L dash display screen VIN: WAUCB88D1V
The display screen in the dash does not display any of the functions such as the prdndl for the trans or the radio station numbers or the system checks or faults that it goes through when first started. It does show us the "press brake" notice but then nothing...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L no forward gears VIN: WAUDD68D5Y
I checked the measuring block 4 and have all gears indicated. I jumped the range switch connector and got the transmission to have a forward gear, but it didn't shift. I don't have much information on this transmission, and have only Alldata and MOD in the sho...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: WBAHD6323R
Hello BMW Techs The fuel gauge on this vehicle, when fuel level goes to half tank the fuel gauge starts dropping to indicate empty intermittently, we moved the fuel sending unit manually through the different positions and the fuel gauge moves to the maximun, ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L heat VIN: WBABK8326T
hello BMW techs, i have a 98 328 convertible here that i replaced the IHKA control unit on. i used a programma rebuilt unit. the original problem was that the unit would sporadically shut off. that problem is fixed but now on my second programma unit in a row ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L CD player VIN: WBADM6330X
An "interesting" situation developed when I installed an O.E. BMW CD player in the trunk of this 99 BMW 528i. That is, the CD player is not recognized until the ign. ( key ) switch is cycled. The radio & tape player function as normal upon first start-up but i...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
car wouldnt start cold after sitting overnight. customer said it started after dealer replaced fuel rail assembly for a recall. did some diagnostics & found spark plugs were being flooded with fuel. checked & replaced weak crankshaft sensors. still a little ha...
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L gauges VIN: 1G1FP21P2H
this camaro blows fuse for gauges after driving awhile, had some wiring repairs behind dash but never found source of short. have heard that thees camaro's have ground problems, and was hoping that someone out there in camaro land has run into this before, or ...
1989 Chevrolet R3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBHR34K9K
truck will pop out tbi when gone 20 miles or so when leaning on it, let off runs fine. idle is good and all readings on scanner are fine. changed tps, o2, est mod, dist, cleaned grounds, [all there also] egr, checked all plug wires one by one to no avail. swap...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1449N
Hello Everyone, This cavalier was towed to my shop with a no start. When I went out to test, had good fuel pressure, but no spark, no injector pulse, and the scanner would not communicate, further testing I discovered fuse #10 was blown. Replaced fuse, and ha...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06L9S
this vehicle idles perfectly,it also accelerates perfectly until under a load.the miss is regular not random. i felt it was ignition related until i performed a major tune up including ignition module. i have also replaced cam & crank sensors along with loaner...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L convertor VIN: 2GCEKI9M4V
Hey guys, been having a tranny problem about 6 months now, {this is my own truck so it gets put on the back burner} I am having a tcc lockup problem, works great cold, problem begains when trans is at operating temp. Sets PO1870 and shifts hard due to increase...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W61
Towed in on friday and could not check until Monday morning, truck started Monday morning and has been running every sense, we have check fuel psi, spark, pump relay/connectors, pump connectors. it had long term trim (lean)codes for both banks I cleared codes ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13S62
Customer is complaining of a knock in engine while running hot or cold, upon research of this from GM the rep says this is normal noise in front top of engine and we have listened to another 4.2 that does the very same thing, also customer is complaining of a ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L soft plug VIN: 2GCEK13T25
This truck was bought in Apr. last year. Cust. is taking it in for the second time to have a soft plug replaced.I do not have the truck it is our secretery's sons truck. I am just curious if any one out there has run across this proublem or if the truck is jus...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F8T
vehicle frequently dies out at idle or surges. when driving vehicle shuts down like a cam or crank sensor problem but does not stall out. when this happens both injector pulse and spark cut out. tested cam and crank sensor with scope, both ok. matched cam and ... Trouble codes: P1391 (cam/crank signal missing)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C4GP64L7X
guy's just thought i would put this one out there van drove in to shop customer said that it would loose power and back fire through intake and that the 02 sensor was stuck on lean or center but would not go rich and they had it replaced at another shop took t... Trouble codes: P0132 (o2 sensor shorted to ground), P0134 (o2 sensor stays at center), P1389 (no power from asd relay at ecm)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
This car was towed to our shop with a no crank/no start condition. Cust had attempted to jump start the battery and crossed the cables. Initial inspection revealed no computer ground to starter relay (hence the no crank) and no comp ground to the ASD relay (no...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7C26C5RS
This Diesel exibits a intersting problem and I need some insight from some diesel experts, to see if anyone has ever expierienced this problem. Customer complaint was vehicle intermitantly stalls and a rattling can be heard from injection pump when this proble...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L transmission VIN: 1C3HH46T7S
Hi, We replaced the transmission ( used ), filter, oil and flush the cooler a few days ago and every morning or after a few hour ( cold ), start the car, put in gear ( drive or reverse ), nothing move for at least 20 - 30 second and after that everything is wo...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L master cylinder VIN: 2P4FP253XT
hello fellow techs.i have this minivan in our shop ,we replaced the front brake pads and resurface brake rotors and now on road test i felt brake is ineffective especially driving the car for over 60 kilometers/hour seems like back brake are not working,tried ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L Hesitation VIN: 1B4HS2BY2W
When the problem ocurs is when only in closed loop.I watch the graffs on the modis and the ox dos'nt seem to switch at all.It just goes slowly down to like .50 then all of a sudden the map goes to 4.3 and the Iac is opening up to 177 at the start of closed loo... Trouble codes: P0132
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Surge, cruise chuggle VIN: 1B7GG22Y7X
The truck runs good for the most part. usually after start up cruising down the hi way with light throttle there is a slight hesitation. If you play with the throttle you can keep it in the hesitation zone. There are no codes. There was a tune up done back in ...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X4Y
I have been looking a this thing on and off for a week now, I keep telling myself this shouldn't be this hard, so maybe one of you chrysler guys can help me, I seem to be lost here. Miss fire on #4 can be felt and seen on scan tool at idle in park or netrual,... Trouble codes: P0304 (testing and results)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L motor VIN: 2B4GP443X1
cust ahd vehicle here twice with obstruction default on pass side auto sliding door. cleared door module memory both times by unhooking battery cables and door worked fine 10-12 times each time so the customer left with it and it was back in a week or two both...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R94
this is the first time i have worked on this vehicle. the customer has stated they keep having the check engine light on for the same code: p0441 insuffecient evap purge. i have snap on shop key and by their tests and checks which is to basically check for a v... Trouble codes: P0441
1979 Ford Fairmont 3.3L vacuum leak VIN: 9X92T26258
Does anyone have a vacum diagram for this old car? We put an engine in it and the tech can't remember where all the lines go. My mitchell only goes to 1983 and you can't read any of the lines. Of course the books you can buy at the parts stores only have a "ty...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14T2G
This Bronco II came to me from a trans shop after cat super heated red hot and cooked tranny lines and o2 sensor wires. They said that after repairs to lines and wires they did not replace sensor, that on test drive it started loading up and barely made it bac...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP4048R
Hi Ford driveability people: This Mustang will stall when put into gear. When started, idle will flare up to about 1800 rpms, drop to a 1000, stay there for 15 seconds or so, then stabilize down around 500. When put into gear at 1000 rpms or below, it will sta...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP71W5V
I have a question for the Ford techs. We have had many problems with these 97 Crown Vics setting codes for the cat efficiency. We have made a real effort to fix these problems or find out what is causing the problem but we have never come up with a solution an... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1), P0430 (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2)
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L starts after vehile is running VIN: 1FTRFR1765
starter will ingage intermittenly after vehicle is running, also the vehicle will engage the starter when the light switch is turned on.the radio is also on
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF28Z6W
Hi Have this ford that came in with code P1451. Replaced gas tank filler tube, Evap. solenoid on fire wall and evap solenoid in canister at rear of vehical. Tube was rusted through, rear solenoid was rusted through, and front solenoid I tried to feel or hear... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System Vent Control Valve Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZ182XXN
hi hope you guys can help me trying to decide whitch way to go here i have code 172 & 174 they set about evry 2months we have replace 02 senors, egr system,spark plugs, wires, pvc. so do i replace the maf or go after an intake leak? will tapping on maf really ... Trouble codes: 172 (o2 sensor lean bank1), 174 (o2 senor lean bank2)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
please help. we perfomed a transmission flush to this vehicle, and ever since the customer picked it up, the trans has been whinning like mad. the whinning comes and goes. it is heard when car is idling or on acceleration.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FTYR10V0X
We ahve a 99 Ranger that failed the emissions test, it had two codes, p0402 (egr flow) and p0174 (lean bank 2). We found the breather tube from the valve cover to intake boot out. That was plugged back in and codes cleared. No codes have returned. The engine r... Trouble codes: P0402, P0174
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Idle VIN: 4M2XV14T1Y
Trying to find source to purchase metering valve for 14ounce propane cylinder to check for vacuum leaks.Unable to locate one here in South Alabama.Thanks for any help.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive light VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
truck sets code for vss sensor signal, p0720, and o/d light flashes. shift is eratic at times. when monitoring pids for vss and oss, stopped at idle, vss fluctuates around 20 mph and oss around 1000 rpm. should be at 0. checked power, ground connections, tried...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U72
Hello fellow techs, this is a brain burner. I have checked all the previous posts dealing with similar problems but none have helped. The truck came in with MIL on and running bad. Pulled codes and Cyl 4 and 6 missfire, Bank 2 Sensor 1 Slow to respond, as well... Trouble codes: P0153 (bank 2 sensor 1 slow to respond), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0442 (.040 EVAP leak)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle speed VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
Vehicle runs normal, starts normal, drives normal, no MIL lamp, and shows no signs of unusual info on scanner. While idling, warm/warming up, or hot, idle will increase from base idle [650-750] up to high idle [1050]. Always raises to the same speed. With scan...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP53U23
Vehicle came in RF headlamp Inop Install New Bulb Still Not working Has power at end wires but not middle post gr/red Removed LF head light and on blue/white wire of its middle post is a controlled ground with the switch i tried to wire from left to right to s...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L rear rotors VIN: 1GKDT13W7X
Vehicle vibrates from rear under braking. I replaced rotors. I measured run out and parallelism and both are with in spec. Run out with dial indicator shows .004 and parallelism with a disc mic. .0003. Rear bearings seam to have some excessive radial play but ...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Electronic VIN: JHLRD1855V
trans takes off in second gear and wont upshift
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electronic VIN: 2HGES26755
As stated, this vehicle was in a collision a while back. Part of the repairs required replacing the transmission 1/2 case (and related seals/gaskets) - all parts used were new, Honda parts . . . down to the fluid used. Vehicle left first part of last month bu...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJG35FSY
Customer complains every time they fill up will fuel the vehicle has a hard time starting. It will ONLY happen at this time. I haven't had any problems starting it of course. Can't find any EVAP problems or pressure problems. Help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0441
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L transfercase noise VIN: JACDJ58X5W
98 trooper has gear noise ( aggressive ) that starts at about 60 mph and will stay thru decell to near stop. (shift on fly system)iondicator light flashes untill 4x4 button cycled. do not belive it a "tod" system . have manifold vac to solenoid on front diff w...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1742T
Hi Gang, I have yet another Jag driveability issue. A sales guy here bought this car against our advise because it "is pretty". SO back to reality. Starts, runs fine and is smooth. No codes. Intermittently when coming to a stop the CEL wil flash, the engine su...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starter/False engagement VIN: SAJHX1241V
Hoping someone may have encountered this condition. This problem is intermittent but we have had it do it for us. When customer moves gear shifter out of park or neutral going into gear it sounds like the starter engages. Very rarely when just turning ignition...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C92
Vehicle came in with a complaint that it would not go over 5 MPH. Pulled the code for APP sensor. Checked power and ground to the sensor and resistance of sensor and all seemed OK. Alldata said to replace ECM before APP sensor, but we all figured it must have ... Trouble codes: P1344 (app sensor)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L headlights and interior lights VIN: 1J4GZ78S6W
customer stated there was a flickering of head light and interior lighting. i was never able to duplicate the problem. so started to voltage drop test the neg battery cable and body grd. after finding a few i replaced the cable and cleaned all connection and r...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S03
The problem started when the vehicle was shifted into 4 part-time and in reverse. The vehicle started bucking and surging and stalled. When shifted into drive problem went away. Shifted out of 4X4 and problem went away. After experimenting serveral times the j...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L oil leaks VIN: SALTY1246Y
Hi friends of the British green,have a question for you this thing seems to have a slite oil leak lower left side.I know it's British and it's really just uuzing character,but the owner would like it fixed.I just can't place the point of origin. The valve cove...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539X
car came from georgia the check engin light came on failed emmision the custamer said she had the e g r port cleaned down there and the e g r valve replaced . i looked on iatn and everbody said to clean the port so i talked to her and she said do it . i took t... Trouble codes: P0402 (e g r excessive flow detected)
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22511
HELP!!! This car is violating all known laws of government and physics! Customer complains of "lack of power, cutting out, hot smell at rear of car--burns your nose", also the MIL comes on, FLASHES and continues to flash even with car running great. Codes are ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0421 (Catalyst system efficeincy below threshold)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L timing chain VIN: WDBEA30D3J
dont work on alot of older mercedes this one got towed in for a no start condition after checking out found timing chain was broken although older car but seemed to have low miles for a broken chain could not find in alldata or any manuals about valve interfer...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Asa and Bsa light VIN: WDBJH65F7W
Need help from all those mercedes techs out there This car came in with several codes the evap code p0442 was the purge valve but im having trouble with the p1584 stop lamp switch short also c1200 both codes have same deffintion. I have in the past diagnosed t...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Accessories VIN: WDBRF81JX5
How in the world do you reset the Service Indictor on this car? We checked with AllData, obtained the procedure, but could not make it work. Wonder if it is wrong, is there another method? We have the X431 Launch tool, tried to set into the instrument clust...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62WOR
First I am not to much concerned with help on the mass air flow code. This car will run the KOEO test but will not run the KOER test. I get a error 22 everytime I try to run the test wether the engine is at operating temp. or not. I looked at the wiring diagra... Trouble codes: P0102
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L windows,door locks,radio,dash lights,etc. VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
customer states that the dash lights flicker,the radio volumn fades,the power windoes park in different spots and the door locks work on thier own. when we hook up our scan tool to test, the problem goes away. we believe it is the bcm but can't confirm this. h...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
PCM has codes P0325 Knock Sensor Bank 1, and P0303 Cylinder # 3 Misfire stored. Clear codes and both return. I am very uncomfortable with the testing results and the directed repairs. I performed the diagnostic test in AllData for the knock sensor code. The te... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank 1), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire)
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Intake manifold VIN: 4A3AAY6G2Y
Posting for a good friends shop This car came in on the flatbed . We are wondering if any one has seen this before ? Car driveing on the Parkway Stoped to pay toll . Started back off and Car stalled ! Came in to Shop and the Intake Manifold is broke in Half Ri...

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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ58C3P
Thanks for all that have replied -- Possable areas suggested to look were cam sensor and timing belt slack in addition to the RPM sensor. One reply was to check things like fuel pressure and assorted 'maintenance' areas -- Things like fuel filters, air fil...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L idle VIN: WAUBB28DXX
Well despite all the attempts to relearn the throttle, none were successful. the dealer had to relearn for $175! Moral of the story, USE MEMORY SAVERS!
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW54CXK
Thanks to everyone that responded! Fix was a new connector for CKP sensor. I had wiggled and giggled this a couple of times but never found it. Amaisingly this vehicle would run for about 3 minutes then die and would not start rest of day, but next day would s... Trouble codes: 22 (low voltage TPS), 23 (low voltage air temp MAT), 43 (low or high voltage KS EST related).
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KY549XY
Jerrod from Kansas was bang on. The only problem ended up being the alternator was painted and my brother didn't clean the paint off for the ground connection. Why & how this caused so much greef is amazing. Thanks for the help.
1990 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK34N4L
OK. . .straight to the point on this one and I will try to be brief. Found the cause of all my problems to be the intake manifold! NOT a cracked manifold and in no way related to a vacuum leak. This one had an issue with the hole inthe mainifold where the dist...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1GTDC14Z0N
Most all of the help replies recieved suggested replacing the throttle body base gasket. Although this is a very comon problem with these vehicles the gasket had been replaced prior to this issue and was not leaking now, the only vacuum leaks were those repair... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust).
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1234567ABC
Thank you for all the helpful tips! Several of you guys hit it right on the distributor gear was worn. Cam retard is back to 0 again before it was -16 so all is good again.
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5245W
Thanks to all who took the time to offer advice. The fix ended up being a new (actually used) PCM in addition to the new egr valve. I tried the old valve with a different PCM and data stream with KOEO still indicated EGR position of 18-26%. I decided to unplug... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr valve pintle position open), P1404 (egr valve closed pintle position).
2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WH55K64
the fix was another ipc.funny the facility that performs the repair programs the mileage in-every one was 2 miles less than the mileage we told them.guess that equals the quality of the repairs these units.thanks for the help mike
2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLAJC52Z4Y
I know everybody loves these cars like I do! I talked to a guy who works on these things all the time and he said when you are doing the relearn process you need to hold the brake and rev the engine three times in a row. I did the relearn about thrity times be... Trouble codes: 1336 (crank position tooth error not learned).
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11X9W
first i would like to thank all who replied and apologies for the delay in my reply Jerry,Paul,Andres [...]. all hit it on the head i made the mistake of thinking the head Rebuilder did a good job so i did not ck his work all the Valve install hights were wron...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Stall VIN: 2B3HD56J8X
Crank sensor was the problem. The cust finally brought it back for us to check out. When the vehicle would die there would be no crank sensor signal. Replaced and all is good. Thanks for your time. Ryan
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HH46R5X
thanks to all that sent a reply this ended up being a new pcm with programing needed to fix this problem all wiring was good disconecting sensors din`t give me the voltage needed in the end it was the pcm thanks again dave
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L door locks VIN: 1B7GG22Y4X
Thanks to all who replied. turns out this truck was wrecked. the passenger door was replaced with a door that was the wrong year.the wire harnes is different but still plugged into the module. new harnes and passenger door switch fixed it.
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3ES46SCX
THANKS TO AL [...]! car finaaly came back check engine light was on and had hundres on miss counts on #4 plug had cracked. Nothing to do with fuel but gave exact same symtoms turns out the pump did fix the orig. problem thanx again
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3B7KF23ZX2
was asked if any other codes were present...there are no others, the check ball has been replaced for the cooler...still same problem. thx to all who replied, but not affecting driveability, so i am hopeing the answer will fall in my lap
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L out of balance VIN: 1FAPP6045L
Put a new balancer and engine mounts, car run's great. thank's to every for taking the time.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L front and rear wipers, radio, and speedo VIN: 1FALP57U7T
Hello again to all, and thank you all very much. I ended up selling the motor job on the premis that harness would be exposed with the motor out, and I was sure I could find the problem. The problem was indeed withing the yellow wire. I was going with the most...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L intake manifold VIN: 1FAFP56SOY
I checked timing injectors cam sensror compression pressure regulator and checked to see if pcm was flashed everything was fine and pcm was updated. I replaced intake and drove it ran fine has'nt happened again. thanks for all the help everone. I will keep in ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Starting VIN: 1FTRF18202
sent the truck to ford found out you can only program the ic one time. has to be new to be programed-can't re-program used instrument-custer. so put old one back in & told customer to go ford cause i didn't have the ngs scan tool to program the new cluster so ...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
Ok I've finally repaired this one. I think I need to have a stupid liscense. Alot of replies said to replace dist. cap. This one had just been installed at GM so I was confident that it was not the problem. so i worked around it, this morning i took the cap of... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L low rpm limit VIN: 1GTHK24294
this one is fixed it was a bad fuel pressure sensor the truck went back to the dealer for repair i guess it has a 5yr 100000 mile warranty Trouble codes: P1093.
1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2L abs VIN: JHMBB1179P
The left front speed sensor had a open ciruit, but customer decline repair at this time. We even asked me to ohm the right front. checked at 859 ohms. Thanks everybody for the code definition.
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Block VIN: SALTY1240X
Thank you so much for the fast replys. The customer was not happy that the quote changed so much, but we hadnt started on the car so we were able to pull out and still save face. Daryn
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF3138M
Thanks to all the replies and a special thanks to Terry B for taking the time to discuss this in detail! I'm a long time master tech, but short time emissions tech due to moving to an emissions county, and the details of NOX, HC a CO are coming to me slowly. T... Trouble codes: 16 (egr position sensor not listed in alldata).
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, fuel rich smoke from VIN: 1YVGF22C4Y
thanks for taking time to respond to my post . because of financial concerns the customer took the car to return when it gets worse. i really tried to prove or disprove the fuel pressure reg. was leaking with no success. i still dont know if the intake runner ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7N
99 percent were right---one of the fuses in the overvoltage relay was blown. What had us thrown on this was that with the car running, removing the relay had no effect and fuses 'appeared' good through red plastic cover. Also the rodent infestation and storage...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bang noise underneath everythime a shift occurs VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Well the next morning, started up and drove, Guess what? no problems now for some unknown reason. I think the bad motor mounts shifted to a different position. Replaced motor mounts anyways, It was only sagging, but this provided about 1 inch clearance from en...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine VIN: WDBNG78J81
Thanks to all who replied on this Mercedes V12 oil leak. I was able to confirm that the engine was leaking from somewhere directly below intake manifold, and with your help I was able to determine with fair accuracy, that the oil cooler was faulty component. W...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Belt Alignment VIN: 4M2XV11T0X
Thank you, for the suggestions. I had 9 responses to this post . The vehicle has not returned. When it does we will zero in on the power steering pump & pulley alignment. Checking the end play of the pump itself. We want to also check and see if the pulley is ...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY54C1L
OK Thanks for all the responses, a couple of you hit the nail right on the head with a bad ecm. Everything tested out just fine, so we installed a new module, and it runs great. Thanks for all your help!!! Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor fault), 42 (electronic spark timing circuit).
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2P4GP4434V
Thanks to Eddie and Mark, while not exactly correct, it led me to the fix. The problem was the wiring harness right below the throttle body was hitting on a spring type hose clamp. When conditions were just right, two wires that had rubbed through would hit th... Trouble codes: 42 (ASD Relay-no volts at PCM), 17 (Low engine Temp), 34 (S/c Servo Solenoid Crkt).
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52L9R
thanks for all the help! i started with sending the pcm back as a defect and replacing it with another reman unit. that one fixed the problems i was dealing with, but it showed very erratic tps readings and it ran the idle rpm's up to 2500! i was tired of deal... Trouble codes: P0321, P0361, P0610.
1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2JD12TXW
Thank you all the help. After changing the intake gasket cleaning the EGR vavle and the IAC motor we found the computer(ECM) was telling the iac to move but the motor dose not move greeen\black wire green from a/f rad.leak on wireharness again thank for all th...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L coolant VIN: 1G2NW52E51
Well As most of you said intake manifold gasket was the main cuprit. Once I got it open found that front coolant passages are located right next to the oil drain back passages. With the poor gasket design anytime the coolant entered a vacuum cycle it can suck ...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78NXT
you guys are really good,the cure was the darn cam timing was off,i read the reply from noel [...] about having 15 links between the cam sprockets,after rechecking the cam timing i only counted 14 links ! also noel advised me on how to adjust chain without rem... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD675XV
Thanks to everyone who replied, and also for all the good information. A couple of you got it right! There were actually 2 separate problems. First, there was a broken ground wire by the rear dogbone mount (the ground wire ran from from the top of the transmis... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle control system malfunction), P1540 (VSS malfunction 2), P0500 (VSS malfunction).
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6851W
thanks tothose who repolied. they treated only 2 points, timing belt, wwe checked that and it was correct. and valve adjustment. the customer ran out of time and money, so the car is gone with no repair. sorry i couldn't give any more help. thanks for your hel... Trouble codes: P0302.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12EOR
Sorry it took so long to post a finish but I just got the car back.It has been sitting in my driveway running all day and several test drives have gone flawlessly.I disconnected the tach wire to the ign. module before returning it to the customer last time and...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
Well we got alot of good advise. It was suggested that i should check the throttle body for build up, scan the coolant temp sensor and recheck timing marks. cleaned the throttle body, and scanned the cts with no changes and no problem found. since this was an ...
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