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1998 Audi A4 1.8L brake light warning VIN: WAUCB28DWA
new customer, came in with complaint of bulb out warning for brake light, check and all brake lights are working, replaced both side bulbs with osram bulbs, all center brake bulbs in window are working as well. any ideas why bulb out warning is still on?
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Central locking VIN: WBABM3344Y
Sometimes the passenger door lock is inop, with either the key, the remote or the center console switch. Sometimes all the central locking is inop. We replaced the center console switch with no change. Autologic code is Central locking/unlocking relay, code co...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 1st shift VIN: WBAFB33581
Dear BMW friends, when you shift from "P" into "D" for a split-second nothing happens and suddenly it kicks and goes. {Customer also claims you can feel some slip while driving long distance on the highway in the higher gears. [this would conform with the fau...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L engine VIN: 1G4AG55M2T
replaced intake gasket and oil pump drive seal about 6 months ago car return with oil leak at at oil pump shaft seal area however after taking upper intake off it looks as if it may be leaking at head to block area wondering if anybody has had this problem bef...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ping VIN: 1G1YY6786G
After installing a rebuilt engine in this Corvette we noticed it pinged very badly I checked for TDC and found every thing mechanicly was in order. I then checked bace timing found it at 6 btdc which is where I had set it and is spec for the engine. Ithen chec...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCFK24K6N
good evening everyone. I have a friends 1992 Chevy K2500 4 wheel drive pickup with the 5.7 (350) engine. It came to me by way of a co worker from the local Ford Dealer who replaced the intake manifold gasket due to a coolant leak and the ignition module 'cause...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L bogs warm VIN: 1GNDT13W1P
OK Chevy gurus, this blazer runs strong cold but once warmed up will fall on its face from about third throttle on. Acts like a restricted fuel filter as the more throttle given it "bogs" worse but letting up on accelerator it will pick back up and accelerate....
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19W2S
this one is a little tricky.this van came in for stalling while in motion as if someone turned off key.it is NOT losing spark nor fuel pressure, something is cutting the injector out or something in the csfi, if i spray ether in intake just as it is about to d...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L passkey ii VIN: 2G1WN52M0S
Every few week and some times months the customer has this 1995 Lumina towed in for a no start. The DTC is 46 Pass Key II system. Before I can do any test on the system the vehicle will start for me.The customer states that the vehicle will not crank. The igni...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L engine block VIN: 1GCHC33F8T
The engine in this truck broke a rod and the block. Have been trying to find used parts to rebuild it and not having any luck. Does any one know if you can use a 6.2 short block in place of the 6.5? Does any one know if any one makes an after market block sinc...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1942T
This truck has an intermittent misfire. I could only get it to do this one time and it would misfire on cylinder #3. Customer says that when it misfires he can shut the engine off and restart it after several minutes and it would run ok. Vacuum readings are st...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L tcc VIN: 1GCEC14VXX
Hello everyone, I have a pickup here that comes in regularly for service that has a very randomly reoccuring [...]. First 2 months[3k. km.] then 4 months[12k km.]then 6mo. then 1month then 2months etc... It doesn't realy seam bad enough to justify the sonna...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L engine noise VIN: 1G1JF12T6Y
hi all, this thing is making a noise, especially when in 1st and 2nd gear. it sounds like a broken flex plate, and it varies with engine rpm. i inspected the flex plate, its not cracked and the bolts are tight. the noise is still at the back of the motor, and ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L temp VIN: 1GCHK29U82
we removed the small factory cooler and replaced with cooler that is 3 times larger. checked cooler flow found to be more than a gal per min. we pulled the unit back out and replaced pump assy and also replaced high stall conv with a low stall unit still have ...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L rev-limiter VIN: 2C3HE66G2Y
This car came in with the customer saying that he had had it to a couple of transmission shops and they told him that the planetary gears were out on it. He had gotten on the internet and found a 2002 transmission out of a Chrysler Intrepid. He was told that i...
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B7HB21X3V
Customer states that veh. will quit for no reason going down road. Then will restart again in 1 to 10 minutes and then be fine for days or even weeks. I have not been able to duplicate this. Cust. also states he's been trough 3 mufflers in the last year so I'v... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary circuit)
1981 Ford Courier 2.3L steering box VIN: JC4UA2227B
I have a 81 Ford courier pick-up that has a bad steering box. I have not had any luck finding either a new or a rebuilt unit. The vehicle is in exellent condition otherwise, so I would like to repair it. I would consider a used unit, however it must be in very...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UXT
silly question does any one know where i can get a cam syncronizer alignment tool to replace the cam sensor housing. local ford dealer unwilling to loan out due to last time person didnt return any sugestions would be apreciated thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0340
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 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 Explorer Sport 4.0L Air bag ligh VIN: 1FMYU22E1X
Hello to all. I need some help in diag this explorer flow chart. I have a code B1998 (pass air bag cicuit high resistance) and have a flow chart from alldata for it. I am at a step in the diag where it says to deactivate the system and see if the code returns....
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZX1727Y
Truck came in with mill light on two codes pulled p0171 and p0174. noted small intake leak and repaired. Cleared codes and drove truck. Light comes back on after 20 - 50 miles. Live data looks good on all 4 o2 sensors. I must be over looking something but not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise VIN: 1FTNX21L1Y
Hi group i was one of the first members of iatn and have tried not to bother anyone unless i ran into a brick wall. this truck has a rythmatic noise that i would say sounds like a planitary gear chipped you can hear it at all speeds but it is the loudest below...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L cylinder#5 VIN: 1FDWE35S22
A cube van came in with missfire & popping noise today, it is a ford econoline E350 with a 6.8L v10. I removed dog house cover to find the spark plug from the #5 cylinder missing and the coil hanging there. We do have a 14mm reverse rethreading tool, and found...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAFP31393
Customer states vehicle will go through spells of dying at idle. It starts back up and may do it a few more times and then be ok. Check engine light was on at some point but customer didn't come in soon enough--no codes stored. Vehicle is back today, with no l... Trouble codes: 1709 (Clutch position switch out of range)
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L cam seal VIN: 1FMCU93144
hey all, this is an suv used by a company that does medical testing and they use it lots. it came in for service and i found some misc. repairs that were needed and other than the engine oil leak, i fixed them all. the cam seal on the rear of the engine but on...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L wiper motor VIN: 1FAFP38Z34
Hi guys, hope you can help me with this one. I have a Focus with body code B2110 and the wiper will not park in the off position. Mitchell on demand does not give me the correct position for the wiper park relay so I do not trust the wiring diagrams. Has any o...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Oil leak VIN: 1GTDM19W8Y
Vehicle towed in for excessive oil loss. First tech replaced the oil cooler lines as he thought this was the problem. As soon ay the engine is started, oil begins to flow from the area of the filter housing. I gave a quick look and saw all the casting cracks o...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L park lights, brake lights, cruise control and key- VIN: 1HGCB7660L
When brake pedal depressed all park lights come on. Turn park lights on and brake lights come on. Depress brake pedal and key-in-ignition chime will ring. Cruise control will not work with park lights on. All symptoms exist the same even with cruise module and...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGEM22911
Hello Group! This Civic will intermittently stumble or hesitate upon acceleration. This usually happens when starting from a stop...it will begin to accelerate normally for about 1 to 2 seconds then it will almost act as if you shut the key off then it will lu...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lighting/ dimmer control VIN: 1HGCM81654
The customer complaint was dash lights dim to almost no light at all when headlights are on. I found that if dimmer switch is turned to full strength dash lights are on (very bright, but are on). If your turn the dimmer down any amount dash lights slowly fade ...
1992 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVE3251N
vehicle came into shop with rough idle,hesitation, poor engine performance. hooked modis up and found several codes (12,13,15,21,25) and started doing voltage checks at these sensors to verify control unit performance. found signal voltage approximately 7 volt... Trouble codes: 12 (mass air flow problem), 13 (intake air temp. circuit problem), 15 (motor position signal out of range), 21 (coolant temp signal out of range), 25 (baro pressure sensor circuit)
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0X
cars dont start po 340 in memory cam sensor signal mal have spark bad injection sequence ( check cam sensor circuit with load pin 1 and 3 nice brigt light seal beam for more then 5 minute check , put a new wire from pin 2 singnal to ecm check with osciloscope ... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (camshatf signal mal always code appear before cut out), P00, 102 (air flow singnal low input code apperar some time with cam sensor above po 340), P00, 300 (miss fire)
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D8S
Car came in with mil light sometimes on/off. Pulled codes 32 egr system malfunction and 34 knock sensor circuit. These are not hard codes. Inspected vacuum lines and tested EGRC solinoid - good. Mitchell says there is no voltage to the EGRC at idle and 12v at ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction), 34 (knock sensor/circuit)
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.6L Stall VIN: 4S2CG58E3M
Hi, everybody out there I'm new in the network hope I can contribute to make our job a little easier and at the same time get some input from all the experience you guys have. I got this Rodeo from a customer's friend with the problem that stalls after starts... Trouble codes: 62 (MAF signal low)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L head VIN: 4S2CK5806W
Hey guys, got this rodeo that makes a very loud tapping noise coming from the head. I pulled the cam cover, cams and tappets and found nothing visually wrong with them. Re installed everything double checked timing, fired it up and it still taps loudly. I am t...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L tail lights VIN: SAJGX2745V
Good morning everyone. I have a 97 Jaguar xk8 that has no tail lights or sidemarkers. I have traced down the problem to no ground at pin 85 of the tail lamp relay. I can ground it and everything works properly but i cant find on my diagram where that pin gets ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D61
has uneven rolling idle runs well off idle bank A runs rich Bank A co 6% HC 2000 Bank B co .05% HC 300 do these cars have intake manifold problems??? did balance test on fuel injectors- all drop same amount 4psi, code does not return immediately when cleared t... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl. 4 misfire detected)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4G258S6X
Hello everybody, I am desperate for some help. This Jeep came in to my shop on the hooks from another repair facililty for a no start complaint. From the customers feed back the shop repclaced both crank and cam sensors,ignition railm,reprogramed the pcm,repla...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1J4GX48S91
Customer concern was a noticable shudder going into 4th gear and it feels like a shudder you would feel with a lock up tourque shudder. See related repair history for what we did to try to fix it. Did we miss something???
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...
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F0X
This vehicle has me going in circles. Just finished major 90k service. During warm up, vehicle runs just fine. At operating temperature, idle will occasionally surge down accompanied by slightly lower vacuum readings, 18 or 19 compared to the steady 20 at idle... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl. misfire)
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF1231P
ok ,this thing is starting to drive us nuts .As you can see we have checked just about everything , valve timing is ok ,fuel pressure and volume are ok ,same with compression ,tps ...etc Can't figure this thing out .Vehicle acts like its way out of time , no p...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
Fellow Techs, This car was taken to another shop in town after it had apparently overheated. The cylinder head was removed and brought to us for teardown and inspection. It was warped beyond repair and the camshafts rocked badly in there saddles. We sold this...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1070441202
this unit is hard to start when cold,when it does it sputters at low rpm .did a moto vac service on it and that helped alot.now it is sluggish and sputters at low rpm(under 2500)it runs out fine.fuel pressure remins constant when sputtering.when doing fuel lea...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: BS45S5DDB0
Hi All, Vehicle will surge is noticeable at cruise, aborts smog tests. Unable to find any induction system leaks. Checked ECU circuits for continuity and voltage, all good except oil temp switch high. Disconnected switch to duplicate a warm engine. No change ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBED903DL
Checked fuel pressure was low, replaced both pumps and filter due to leaking and corrosion. Tested inputs to CIS computer, tested ect, trying to check the EHA valve but need a good procedure. Have the specs but not the steps without the dealer harness. When tr...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L heater VIN: WDBCA25E4L
Hope the Mercedes techs can help. This car came in with two problems. 1st was no correct fan and no correct air delivery. 2nd problem is no heat. We fixed the first problem by replacing the control assembly and the vacumn manifold that controls the flaps for a...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hi I am a first time user and some how I closed my post by adding where I was at with car to the post. So I'll try again. When this car does not start there is no spark, if I leave the key on until my scanner makes communication w/EZL (ignition module) to get ... Trouble codes: 7 (No td signal from EZL signal illogical), 27 (Comunication between EZL and CIS-E Module defective)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Service Reminder VIN: WDBJF70H4X
It was just a simple oil change service. We went through the service reminder reset procedure; closed the door, waited for the dome light to go out, turned the key to position 2, pressed the O button twice, turned the key off, pressed & held the O button, turn...
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
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JA3XD54B8N
I hope someone can point us in the right direction. This car failed the state emmissions check for high NO. The engine does not use an EGR system. Coolant temp is good, plugs are like new, top end has been cleaned, catalytic converter is new. All systems (fuel...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Computer Memory VIN: JA3AM84JOT
Vehicle came in with all rediness monitors not set. Ran Drive cycles to set rediness monitors. All Monitors set. Brought back in bay. Turned off ignition. Turned ignition back on, All rediness monitors not set again. I was under the impression that all OBD II ...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1W4AB41DXT
I have already replaced the egr soleniod and all the vacuum hoses. The egr and back pressure transducer work. The problem is the ported vacuum to the sol. is weak. I have maybe 5 in. reving the engine. The hose is new the port is clean and open. What should po... Trouble codes: P0400
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera LS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G3AJ51W1H
ok heres a gem. it is local body shop loaner car. the body shop tech (we'll call him ace!!) has spent hours diagnosing this vehicle. (more like replacing parts and adjusting things he shouldnt). anyways this car runs like crap. alreardy burnt up cat new exhaus... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust), 33 (map signal high)
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Chassis VIN: 1GHDT13W0V
Under moderate acceleration there is a popping noise,sometimes once,sometimes twice.A reputable local transmission shop rebuilt the transfer case,because it sounds like the chain skipping teeth.
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2P4GP44GXX
This van was in with a inoperative speedometer and all gauges, odometer ect. Traced problem to a burnt pin on the heater control module.I Flexed the circuit board and wiggled the connections. Everything came back to life. Customer did not want to spend the mon...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2WH54T8N
Car came in on a hook. We pushed inside and found no spark. Replaced crank sensor and car started but ran very rough. Found two bad injectors so we replaced all injectors with new boush ones. Then we replaced plugs and plug wires. Car was much better but #6 cy...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, trans wont up shift VIN: IGMDUV6L2P
thanks to all in advance. This van came in with a complaint of no upshift after 2nd. On my first roadtest it did shift into third after a while and enough speed. I came back and scanned the computer looking for a trans code, but instead came up with a lot of c... Trouble codes: 25 (Manifold Air Temp to high), 65 (Cruise Control Servo Position Sernsor/67Fault cruise control switch/68 Cruise control command problem), 66 (A/C Pressure Sensor/Circuit Problem), 69 (High pressure switch circuit), 88 (PCM Reset), 99 (Power Management Problem)
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L no start VIN: 1G2HX52K4S
car was towed in a couple days ago. car died on highway and would not restart. car will start at wide open throttle but sounds restricted like its starving for air or exhaust restriction. also back fires thru intake system while trying to start or when it dies...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L dash display screen VIN: WAUCB88D1V
An overwhelming response informed us of a button on the underside of the light switch lever that turns on and off the display on the dash. I suppose it is there if someone is distracted by these warnings and wants to shut them off. After talking with the techn...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324V
Code 139 seems to be straight forward. The definition (not present in mitchell or shopkey info. systems) appears to be electric thermostat first stage or map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical...in either case a new thermostat should resolve the iss... Trouble codes: 139 (Not defined), 175 (Pedal value sensor 1 adaption).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM6340Y
Sorry guys for being so late. The no start condition was so intermittent that I wanted to make sure it was fixed. To all that responded thank you so much. I think it was 9 out of 11 that alerted us to an inherent ignition switch failure. We replaced it and h...
1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G4AH5YN1M
thanks to all you guys for your help . i tryed a computer clear all codes send car for test drive drove it for 45 miles then check engine light came on intermittenly . hook scanner pull code 26 quad driver failuer change sevral computer and then it was finally... Trouble codes: 27 (2nd gear switch or circuit problem), 26 (quad driver module failure), 21 (throttle position sensor/circuit high), 43 (esc module for sensor circuit problem), 48 (misfire/fuel/ignition problem), 14 (coolant tem signal low or shorted).
1991 Buick Skylark 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4NV54N4M
hello guys finally repaired this car replace knock sensor with delco unit and car idled fine and drove out good.thanks again for all your help
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52LXS
Well after many hours of reading wires and checking all of the 16 responces we found the problem, Yes it was the computer, now the car communicates with the scanner and also starts and runs well. So thanks to everyone who replied.
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WN14TXR
Thanks for all of the replies-most said to do a cylinder leak down test-tried that every thing checked ok.Customer decided to put a used engine in-runs fine.I bought the core and will post when i fine the problem
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L valves VIN: 1G1JC5246X
yes car is running well,tank had contamident that caused the valves to get stuck open,thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K4Y
finally gone. sometimes we overlook basic problems. we had good fuel pressure, good spark & injector pulse. what we overlooked was fuel quality. after taking a sample and a good sniff and spilling some on the ground, which would not evaporate, quess what??? di... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L dreveability VIN: 1G1ND52J71
The fix was the battery replacement, hard to beleive but all tests were good on batt and charging system, with load, took a chance and on a hunch (professional term) and a prayer, vehicle ok since. Tech suggestions were, alternator marginal and battery can't h...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L starter relay VIN: 2C8GP74L52
Thank you for your help. As most of you suspected, the replacement computer was looking for the SKIM module signal, in other words, it had antitheft. I had a friend with a Chrysler OE scanner who determined that for me. So to fix the problem I sent the compute...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X4Y
Thank's to all that replied on the Dodge Dokota missfire. As many of you stated, it was a problem with a valve seat, #4 exhaust. Which was one of my first suspisions, but did not see it in a compression test, (static or running) did not show on a vauum gauge a... Trouble codes: P0304 (testing and results).
1979 Ford Fairmont 3.3L vacuum leak VIN: 9X92T26258
A big thanks to Robert, Gord and John for faxing/ E-mailing me the diagrams I needed. We should be able to get this one on the road by this afternoon. Thanks again iATN
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L alternator/regulator VIN: 1FDJE34MIL
Have not fixed this one yet. Vehicle still here. Have checked things as suggested and retried adjusting at 1500rpm to no avail. Have also replaced regulator then alternator again same overcharge condition. Will update when this one is fixed (or crushed) Than...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
I should say this WILL BE fixed by tommorrow. I am required to closed post today and customer just returned explorer to me to finally repair. Fortunately I have another Explorer w/same powertrain for comparison. The driver's side timing chain definitely jumped... Trouble codes: P0304 (Miss on 4), P0305 (Miss on 5), P0306 (Miss on 6).
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP6630W
Hello everyone, thanks for the feedback - I will try this. I ended up replacing the spark plugs (which only had 30K on them), and it has resolved the problem.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L int lights VIN: 2FMDA5140W
Thanks for all the replies all pointing in the same direction to lube the door switches on latches with penetrant Did that and worked handles for a while and lights started going off quicker and quicker ! Car fixed and out the door thank again to all !
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FTYR10V0X
Thanks for everyones input. We decided to seperate the two problems that we had, failed emissions (customers complaint) and high Idle that we noticed. The truck passed emissions, even with the high idle. The customer was not intersted in fixing the idle. In re... Trouble codes: P0402, P0174.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Idle VIN: 4M2XV14T1Y
Thanks to all the replies recieved,found the part at Dywer as suggessted by Steven.Thanks again.
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel Cap Light VIN: 1FMZU74E8Y
Thanks to all of you who replied. Todd from New York was exactly right with his suggestion to check the purge valve. I had already checked the resistance of the solenoid, but indeed it would not open when energized. I replaced the valve, and kept the car overn... Trouble codes: P0457.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown
Well this one is fixed.The pads were the problem.Put in a new set of Wagner pads and the truck stops straight as an arrow.Thanks alot for all the replies.Many of you had great ideas.And many of you did mention swapping pads.Hard to believe that pads would caus...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L o/d light flashes VIN: IFMZU67E81
thanks to hamiliton and lasith who were the closest o f the replies,nevertheless i change the EPC solenoid but i still had the same problem so i change the valve body and this solve my problem. thanks again
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle speed VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
The 'problem' seems to correspond with the concensous of all 7 replies. Although unusual to the customer, it appears to be a normal operating condition. It acts up in cooler weather, at under normal running temp.. It does not create a drivability problem. THAN...
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19WX1
as mentioned,to relearn cam/crank on those vehicules ,,you have to bring to max rpm 10 times,then relearn is done and you can erase trouble code Trouble codes: 1345 (cam /crank degree offset).
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13272
James had it right when the tank got below a quarter, fuel flow was almost non existant. Changed pump with OEM unit everything worked fine. Upon inspection of pump by disection, we found that the commutator was very blue from overheating. Thanks to all for the...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6245Y
thanks to all that responded- the vehicle is fixed- unfortunately we do not know what fixed it- the dealer tech replaced imobilizer and called saying it still did not start- i authorized additional testing- got a call from svc. advisor in the afternoon saying ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starter/False engagement VIN: SAJHX1241V
Once we continued in the area of isolated the circuit wire at ignition switch we found that red/white wire had a small rud spot in it near the telescoping motor and when the column was in the running position it allowed the spot to find ground depending on vib...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
This vehicle was found to have a bad connection at the pcm. The ground terminal was misshaped and not engaging properly. The testing was misleading since backprobing the ground revealed that ground was there and and the ground wire and the signal wire to the a...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FF48S7Y
Thanks to all who responded, especially to Rusty who hit the nail on the head! Scopped battery voltage while cranking and found low spike to 5.5v; apparently enough to lose memory. Surprisingly, the cranking speed was deceptive- did not sound as though it was ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22511
Well, the Auto-Gods have smiled on me, for now. Thanks to all who responded, everyone helped both me and my customer---he TRADED THE VEHICLE LAST NIGHT FOR A NEW CAR!!! Personally I would have gone with the coil fix that was oft recommended, but he was tired o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0421 (Catalyst system efficeincy below threshold).
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YZ94103
we replaced iac. have not seen or heard from customer so hopefully it is fixed
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starting VIN: WDBJF65J61
the fix was greasing up the ringgear,starts right up,these benz's sure are strange.never had to do that before.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L all VIN: 4A3AJ46G7S
Well I have to unfortunately say that I had to send this one to the dealer. After 2 different TCM's and 2 different Snap-On scanners, I still could not get any communication. Only option I had left was to send my customer to the dealer to find out what is wron...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y1J
I'm sorry to keep this post open so long, Due to the fact that the 'cost of repairs exceeds the value' of the vehicle. Even if it ran right it wouldn't really be safe for the road, it is going to the boneyard. I suspect some 'green splices' somewhere in the ha... Trouble codes: 44.
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DOS
i still cant beleive it worked, but a new starter from nissan fixed the car. the weird part is how the car just died on me and would not start again. i put in a new starter and it started rightup and never failed again. we sent the car with the customer and to... Trouble codes: CDE34.
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L over heats VIN: 1N4BU31D3S
well we fixed it we hope!. we had the head pressur tested they found no leaks. after reading several other posting on the net I did sugest replacing the head customer declined and asked us to reinstal there head. we did and the car is runing fine for now. and ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
Well I went and installed anew mass air flow sensor from the dealer and it has been about 1 week and looks like allis well.Thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
We sent the car to the dealer. The dealer claims the cam timing was off. The car was a 2005. Our Mitchell Ondemand had information for 2004. We rechecked the cam timing 3 times before giving up. I don't trust the dealer. It took them 3 weeks to get the car run...
1994 Pontiac Firebird 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G2FS22S4R
We still have the car but put it on the back burner in order to get other work caught up in the shop. Got an email to close this post so need to close it. Will spend some time on it tommarow and will start a new post tommarow in hopes of getting some fresh ide... Trouble codes: 82 (3x signal error).
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L engine VIN: 1G2NE15D1S
Well,I had alot of responses telling me to watch cam/crank sync. This motor does not use a cam sensor. Others said check coil cover. Turns out timing chain jumped, due to severe wear on gears. The tensioner was fully extended, and chain would skip over cams wh...
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