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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...
1988 BMW 535i 3.5L drivetrain VIN: WBADC7400J
This one is for the BMW techs. Iíve changed the clutch assembly and resurface the flywheel. Also replaced the two transmission mounts because they were broken and the flexible disc because the original were cracked. Costumer took the car and brought back compl...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832DL
Hello to all. Thanks for all the help in the past, this is a great tool. I have this Beemer that is fighting me. It will crank for a long time before starting. Somtimes you have to stop the automatic start and try again. srange feeling not controlling the star...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L starter VIN: WBABJ7325W
Now that we have replaced the housing assembly, all the plug in's including the loop antenna around the ignition key, The car wont crank, no signal to the starter. all the dash lights some on as they are supposed to. The black & yellow wire out of the ignition...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L belt tensioner VIN: WBABN53432
Hello, all- This car has a light rattle in the front of the engine at low rpm, which we can duplicate by letting out the clutch. When the rpm drops below normal the noise appears to be coming from the alternator/power steering belt tensioner assembly- at least...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Battery Light VIN: 3G5DB03EX2
This is my mom's car and she is 250 miles away. Her battery light comes on only after driving over 75-100 miles. It will start to flicker a little bit and then after a few minutes it may come on steady. If she turns the car off and waits a few minutes the ligh...
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...
1983 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom 5.7L Harmonic Dampner VIN: 1G8EK18H9D
Ok guys we all heve seen this at least once. Someone's relative installs th engine and forgets something. In this case the timing tab. The dampner times straight up behind the water pump. The only timing tab I can get times from the side by the ps pump. The gu...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WP14X3P
My first 3.4 belt job.I need to change a oil soaked timing belt(not broken).Can I lock the cam gears from the outside and mark belt and teeth.I,ve read archives and some have problems with belt whining from being to tight.they said you have to follow instructi...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L 3-2 solenoid VIN: 2GIFP22POR
Hello: My friend is working on this 4l60e at his shop. He keeps getting a code 84 3-2 downshift solenoid feedback fault. He has checked the two wires from ECM to solenoid. Replaced the solenoid, and even replaced the ECM but not the prom. He still gets an ins...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L rocker arm VIN: 2G1WL52M3T
Hi have a 3.1 come in with a miss and low power. Found number 3cyl dead. Pulled rocker cover and found ex rocker pulled threads out of head with pushrod ok, in. rocker still tight but pushrod badly bent.I have pulled intake and thought I would find a broken li...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L trans shifting VIN: 1G1BL52PXT
have a jaguar conversion with a 1996 caprice engine and transmission installed, has aftermarket wiring harness for pcm and trans. problem seems to be mostly trans related, can manualy shift from 2-3 even though shifter will pull down into 1st, cannot tell any ... Trouble codes: P1652, P1664
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19M9T
Hi all,this truck has a cold start problem.I'm told It usually has a long crank time first start and then fine untill cold again.It was driven to me and sat overnight ( -10 cel)..no start in morn.This truck has correct spark timing.Fuel pressure is very wierd,...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Low Power VIN: 1GCGK29R5V
Cylinder number 2 makes no difference when using Genesys to shut down injectors. Compression good, spark good. Any help or tests would be appreciated
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEC14W6V
We just got this engine together and there is no wind in cylinder 5. I removed the valve cover and watched the rocker arms they are working good up and down, I then closed both valves and to a leak down test and the valves are seating, I dont have a clue on wh...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCECI4WXW
problem only occurs at cruise,never under load,idles fine.found several posts regarding worn distributor drive gear,pulled dist.,gears are fine.found several posts recommending to enlarge dist. hold-down hole to adjust.this may be something i attempt later(don... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P1345 (ckp sensor/cmp sensor correlation)
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGC33R5Y
Hi guys, this truck is a reoccuring nightmare. We put an engine in about 1,000 miles ago because of a no compression problem. We then had a fuel issue that turned out to be a bad VCM. ...1,000 miles later came back with an EGR code and random misfiring, We tra...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L torque convertor clutch VIN: 2G1WX12K9Y
Hi, Thanks to all for reading. This Monte came in due to a surge that happened when engine is warm and during light accel at around 45 mph and up the tcc will fluctuate at around 30 to 60%, and the rpm will surge 200-700 rpm. With no misfires detected, and tps...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L idle creeps up VIN: 2G1WF52K31
I'm sure there is something going on with this car that takes out the ECM. I find it hard to believe that I could have a new ecm that fails the same as the old one. Unfortunately I just don't have any idea where to look. Sensor values all looked OK with new ec...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23103
no start cold/after sitting over night,no fuel pressure in primer/filter assembly, after priming fuel system (alot),it may start, temperature outside was below [...], has to be brought into shop for a couple hours at 70 degrees to get to start, after new f...
2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L air delivery VIN: 1GCDT13XX4
Customer stated it started blowing out the vent only. I checked vaccum at the control its fine. I know they have trouble with oil from the transfer case but thats not the case. Theres no air leaks in the lines. Has anyone seen this before? I guess i'm trying n...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F6V
This car has an intermittent stall problem after about 20 minutes or longer of driving or idling. We monitored the car with the Modis computer. On the graph we had: cam sensor, crank sensor, current sync, cam timing position, rpm and tps are automatically ther...
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, Lacks power VIN: 1B4GH44RON
Good day all. This caravan lacks power, bucks, missfires & pops thru intake only on road test, will not do it power braking in shop or snap throttle. I scoped the crank sensor pattern & occasionally was missing a pulse. Replacing crank sensor cleaned up the s...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Front Brakes VIN: 1B7KF23W3T
This has been an ongoing problem that I have gotten verry confused about. In '03 we put on a set of Raybestos PGD grade pads and replaced the right rotor, resurfaced the left rotor. Scince then every 6K to9Kmi the brakes are worn completely out. At the second ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3H0Y6R6W
Vehicle came in with check engine light, scanned for codes and had po172 and po175, checked compression and smoke tested vacume system and tested fuel pressure all checks good. The big thing I found was long term fuel trim both sides read -25, now the funny th... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.5L Misfire VIN: IB3EJ56HXX
Hi, fellow techs. Have a 99 stratus that has a problem of misfiring, seems as if it has cracked plugs on 1-2 cylinders,but the plugs were replaced. Unable to use an oscilloscope because lacking the adapter. You can feel the misfire when you first take off and ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Speedometer VIN: 3D7HA18N22
After install of O2 sensors the speedometer stopped reading. Replaced transmission speed sensors - no change. Customer claims he never experienced a problem with the speedometer.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
This code seems to return soon after start up even with the truck warmed up and the glow plug system not cycling on due to being at operating temp already. (which i believe should not be posable) I would guess that the pcm could generate this as a false code b... Trouble codes: P1395
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
We have a snap on brick and a Mastertech with the current updates as of last week. We think we have to activate the clutch selenoid in the tranfer case to take a measurment at pin # 16. We are having a difficult time finding the GEM PID 4WDCLST. This vehicle a...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Power cold VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
This truck came in with complaint of no power cold - very bad. As truck warms up it gets a liitle better but still feels underpowered. Not really desiel guy. Need a direction to go. Road tested it and can't tell what it feels like(either fuel or tranny related... Trouble codes: P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO), P0476 (exh press ctrl valve prob. - KOER), P1690, P0478 (exh press ctrl valve high - cont.), P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO)
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L tcc
cust says truck cuts off at stop lights or anytime you come to stop .ive driven truck got it to do it one time sets code for tcc also has o/2 codes.im going to have truck back in here the next day or so just wanted to know if any ones seen this cond before or ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C71
inspected all fues's and all connection to engine and harness' all looks to be working. any help would be greatful. don't know that much about ford's
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX17L12
This truck keeps coming back missing with a P0351 code. Have replaced #1 ignition coil 3 times, all with Motorcraft coils. Every time it comes in with a misfire, the coil plug has been tested with a noid light and the noid light flashes, but the coil is out. T... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil primary circuit)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Interior Lights VIN: 1FMDU73K73
Good Morning all. I have this explorer with the interior lights staying on. At first i thought it was the rear hatch because it wasn't closing properly, i had that adjusted but they remained on. I also checked the drivers door switch but to no avail. Before i ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel line connector VIN: 1FTPW14554
The first of the new body style F-150's we've had in. Went to change the fuel filter and the plastic clip that holds the fuel line to the filter snapped off very easily. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this happen yet. It is the rear part of the line be...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8247W
this car came in with cel lite on, the codes were for missfire on 1, 2, and 3 cyl also code 1399??? nobody seems to know what 1399 is any ideas???btw the plugs and wires were bad. Trouble codes: P1399
1995 Isuzu NPR 3.9L hard start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This one is actually here today for brakes but I also got one of those, "oh yeah. . .while its in can you" evaluate for long crank, hard start, smoke (starts dark then goes white) on cold start up - when the customer left it with us. I had a feeling this one ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108018-12-
I need basic tune-up specs, point gap, dwell, timing. I have an older Mitchell repair manual from 1970. It indicates 30 btdc for the 68-69 280se. It doesn't make clear whether this is with vacuum connected or not, but this seems like a ton of advance. Also, th...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L cc blower motor VIN: 1231301209
Hello there. This vehicle originally came in with a blower that would not shut off. all signs pointed to a bad control panel so it was replaced. now the problem is a little different.at first,the blower will only work in defrost and will shut off just fine. af...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4N
This vehicle came to us after being in another shop for several weeks. The complaint is after driving for several miles the A.S.R. light will illuminate. Right after this vehicle will loose power & then stall. Sometimes it will be hard to start after that. *NO...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W9R
This car came in last june with a misfire on #2 cylinder and after checking it out I found no injector pulse on #2 injector it was a constant "on" condition dumping fuel in the cylinder. I replaced the #2 injector and ECU the vehicle ran fine for the last 9 mo... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P1407 (Insufficient EGR flow)
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Accs. delay relay,coolant level indicator,door aja VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
Hello! I really need some help from the Ford gurus out there. I have a Mercury Sable wagon that is killing me. If the key is on (vehicle need not be running), PRNDL in gear (reverse, drive,3,2,low), AND the radio is on; the radio will at times mute (but not lo...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM74W9Y
Customer org. came in in January 2006 with SES Light on. Found Codes listed above. Install New OPS RPM Sensor. Cleared codes and test drove. Problem seemed gone. Customer called last week and 2000 miles later that the light was back on and we pulled the same c...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cooling fans always on VIN: IMEFM66L1Y
Cooling fan is always staying on. Computer data shows coolant temp at -45 degrees. Replaced both cooling sensors and checked ohm resistance. Checked wiring from sensors to computer; found no broken wires. I believe it is a defective PCM which either needs to b...
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L tires VIN: 2MEHM75V43
i have a customer that state the rear tires are wearing only in the middle; tire are not over inflated , pressures b etween 28-32 psi.tire size is o em from the manufactuer .size of the tire is 245/55/18 s .unknown why this is happening . i hope one of my budd...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM8HD17Y4S
Hello. This truck came to us after having a new fuel pump installed. It still would not run. I do not know why the pump was replaced. Fuel pressure is now ok. If you disconnect MASS truck will run great for about 10 mins. then it stalls immediately upon accele...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO55WW
We have no drivability problem with this car. I know knock sensors have been a problem, but didn't know if this primary circuit fault could be connected. Have replaced distributor & crank sensor with no success. Distributor went bad about 6 mos ago so we were ... Trouble codes: P1320, P0325
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L windows/radio VIN: 1G3WS52H91
Hi Gang- we have a problem child here. The client states that when it is below 40degF the radio will intermittently not operate. When this occurs one or more windows will also not operate. When the car warms up than the windows and radio will operate fine. The...
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...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03EXX
there is a constant misfire on cyl 5. new coil and wire to cyl 5 has been tried. compression on all cyl 145-165 psi cyl 5 was 150 psi. the plug in # 5 is fuel fouling, there is no drop in fuel pressure when key off indicating not a leaking injector. there is a... Trouble codes: P0305
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ecu id 961806336 VIN: YS3FB49S53
im having trouble as to which path to follow next. when trying to remove the cim module using the tech 2 the tool gives me an error (-12), ssa fc write error ecu id [...]. i need some guideance on where to go next?
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low fuel trim VIN: 1G8ZK5274X
P0172 stored; O2 and fuel trims comfirm engine is running rich. Car has no other symptoms. Engine vacuum is good at 20" idle, 22" at 2500 RPM. I feel this rules out valve timing. I've read of PCM programming that causes fuel trim errors, but I am able to er... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich running)
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd system VIN: 4S4BJ65CXM
Ok, so I performed a used transmission swap on this vehicle against my better judgement and look what happened! I have what I believe to be a 99' auto transaxle and rearend in a 92' wagon. So now, every time I make sharp turns or even park, it feels like drivi...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWMD63B8X
alright ladies and gents, got a very weird one here. lady came in for a hard start after putting in gas. went out and put 1/2 gallon of gas in it and what do you know, hard start. runs fine after it starts and no check engine light on. i don't even know where ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWRH63B83
Car was running fine.Came in with a coolant leak which required a new radiator and lower hose with some little sensor on hose.We replaced radiator, hose, switch and oring. Bled cooling system now car wont start. It cranks for a few seconds then a warning comes...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8249M
i got a volvo that came in on the hook for a no start, cranks fine. has no spark or injector pulse. my apprentice replaced the ignition module, still won't start. i went through alldata and read through some diag charts, and found a bad rpm generator. i replac...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDA88D9T
thanks for the responce-unfortunatly, the vehicle has not returned for any checking. if car returns-fill add comments, thanks again, Brian [...].
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68DX1
OK its fixed!!! this one stumped the chumps. Listen up, code 17939 (p0010) has nothing to do with where the camshaft is! It is a code that is set when the ECU detects a problem with the CURRENT going through the actuator circut. Careful examination of the scem... Trouble codes: 17939 (camshaft position actuator ckt intermittant).
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBAGH83471
Car is still at shop-hoping to find used motor for client, pulled cam covers-bent valves. have not stripped motor as off yet. will add an update if we get the job. thanks again, Brian [...].
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L air ride VIN: 1G6EL12Y3W
Fixed the caddy today, orange wire in harness going to air comp. rubbed threw on the rear sway bar and turned green. The orange wire supplies power to the exhaust sol. on the air comp. No power no work. Thanks everyone for the help.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L with lights on and putting vehicle into reverse en VIN: 2GCEK19M1T
First of all, I would like to thank everyone replied to my call for help . I read all... and it wasn't the boopster valve. Believe it or not this truck some how ran for over a year with-out a ground connection between the frame back to battery.I finally added ...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15M5W
Thanks to all 10 techs who replied (Steve,James,David,Buddy,Robert,Bob-Michigan,Bob-Nebraska,P aul,Scott,& John) in that order. 3 replies answered my initial question on ground pins. Others included flow testing injectors(tested good) presence of crank rpm (ok...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDXO3E9W
Good evening Techs, Thanks to all who responded or gave it some thought. Kevin said to check the 7x wiring harness for heat damage from the exhaust. My Tech did and there it was. The insulation was melted in the same spot on both wires. I scoped the 7x several...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L lubrication system VIN: 1GCEC14V1X
Hi, well Bernard gave me some good advice about the moisture build-up with short trip driving and I guess I just never thought you could have that much moisture in the engine to cause a milky color and a lose of oil pressure. What I did was ran the truck for a...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L starter VIN: 1GNDT13S62
The vehicle has never come back for further diag. and or the problem hasn't happened again. The truck left here running and not blowing fuse anymore.. Left this open this long to see if truck came back, but hasn't. Thanks for all replies.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Crank Sensor VIN: 1GCHK23G02
I had to remoce engine, drop crank down and push out the bottom 2 inches that would not come out. Then reinstall 18 hard hrs later. Thanks for the replies!
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L body vibration VIN: 1GNET16S63
aran and ernie hit it right on the head, found stones lodged in trans mount causing grounding vibration. i would have never believed it without seeing it myself. if anyone out there runs into a heavy vibration , check there first, i completely removed the moun...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L soft plug VIN: 2GCEK13T25
Cust. got the truck back today. Dealer said that the soft, freeze, expansion, frost,plug was installed incorectly. But do to the fact it has been replaced twice they will warranty it past the 36000 mile warranty. Thanks to Sherman, Marshall, Stephen, and Micha...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L blower,sliding door lock, rear hatch lift/close VIN: 2C4GP54L01
most of my replies stated that I was probably looking at a voltage spike/body control module as I had thought. However, upon testing of the affected components, I had several unrelated failures that had added up over some 3 weeks. Fix was --blower control modu...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1B7GG23Y4V
Some very helpful replies that will help in the future, thanks! After checking and rechecking vehicle and not finding anything wrong, I was able to obtain an identical vehicle and it does the same thing. You guys were right! It is normal to do this on dry pave...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L oil light
thank you for your replies ,changed sendind unit in the intrepid and that fixed the problem.changed concorde and still same problem.I guess i will purchase a mech. tester and check the presure for real.thanks again...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L engine VIN: IB7KF23W11
I'm going to close this without a fix. What I failed to mention is that the customer has an extended warranty that is about to expire.He is interested in finding the 'root cause' of the problem. The replies that I recieved suggested checking for proper oil and...
1983 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y3D
Thanks for the replys, as i said before another shop had just put on a reman carb...i took the carb apart and wow! this sucker looked like it had been sitting at the bottom of the ocean. The main jet was almost corroded in half and this was the cause of my sup...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
**Fixed** The Grey connector from the ECA to engine harness was laying on the AIR tube behind the intake manifold effectively welding it to the tube. Heat finally did the connector in causing a short in the 5V reference to EGR,TPS & MAP circuit #26 to ground. ... Trouble codes: 31 (egr volts), 95 (loss of ecm power).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H5M
Most of the replys I recieved I had already tried, At this time the truck remains at my shop unfixed. The customer has arrianged other transportation and is going to leave it till it is fixed. I do not know when I will return to it but will let everyone know w... Trouble codes: 334 (egr voltage above closed limits).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N3S
Well the stall is fixed with module. she came in & squared up her bill today. I asked if there's been any MIL, mileage problem, etc; she says truck is great. I asked a local tech that works on tons of Ford trucks of this vintage if he's seen this on his scanne...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDKF38F2S
this pickup ended up having 250000 miles on it. we are putting in a new engine. thanks for all the replys.
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L o/d light off VIN: 1FMCU24XXS
thanks everybody for all the replies, after reading a few i knew it was more than i wanted to get involed with. brought the car to a transmission guy and am waitin to here. thanks again to everyone , got over twenty replies, its good to know there is so much h...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L cooling system VIN: 1FDKE30G5S
After Letting it sit over night we removed the thermostat and left it out, used a air lift vaccum tool for the third time. Same thing after a few minutes running,gauge to 3/4, top of radiator hot bottom cool.After this decided to pull hoses one at a time and b...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hi group! Thanks for all the great replies! With the gem already verifed and with the other circuts isolated we cut the fuse box and found nothing! This is not easy to take this fuse box apart but I was convinced my problem was inside it. Well it got destoyed ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X3V
First and foremost thanks to all who replied. The fix was repairing a short to ground at the purge solenoid. the wire was not routed properly and had scuffed through the insulation over top of the ps hose fitting. After 4 hrs. of unplugging circuits it was the...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, intermittant VIN: 1FTNF21F91
was not able to repair vehicle due to not enough time with truck, nor enough info. vehicle left on job out of state with cel still illuminating at times with no adverse effects. most of the replys stated to replace harness which has been replaced, along with I... Trouble codes: 1272 (hi to lo side open cyl 2), 1273 (hi to lo side open cyl3), 1276 (hi to lo side open cyl6), 1277 (hi to lo side open cyl7).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, only during warm up VIN: 1FDWE35L92
most replies dealt w/ tests and readings we had already done- I wonder if maybe the contributors noted this when they read the initial data. this is a rental vehicle, so we decided to rent it on a few monitored occasions- hopefully something will turn up. We h... Trouble codes: P1288.
1993 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKEL19W2P
well thanks for all your sugestions what fixed it was 1.. changed the t/c fluid from dex to the syncro mesh found in the electronic type t/c the new style with the 4 button 4x4 that helped greatly but still some viberation took to mechine shop tot ballance the...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L rear rotors VIN: 1GKDT13W7X
Thank you for the replies due to your info I was able to pinpoint the vibration. I found the Right Front rotor out of tolerance. The parallelism was .oo15, on the front. This Vehicle vibration was most definitely coming from the rear, when you step on the brak...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L eratic VIN: 1GTEC14V7Y
everyone seams to agree that its the sender unit in tank customer wants to wait awile before fixing thans for all the help 17 replies
2002 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Bleeding VIN: 1GKDT13W22
hello thank you to everyone who responded to this one. i cand not find any diagnostics info in the brake pressure modualtor. I went on my huntch that it was faulty.. i had fluid from the master cylinder to the modualtor and then coming out on the rear. and Lef...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electronic VIN: 2HGES26755
Like many had said, there is an O-ring seal on the snout of the torque converter that, when not properly sealed/sealing, will result in the code I had. FINE. . .trans came back out, removed old O-ring seal (I do NOT think this seal was replaced when out last) ...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E52
thank you for all of your replies they were very helpful in understanding the limp home codes i did not fix anything on this car all i did was clear codes and drove and had no misfires on my test drive gave car back to customer and they have been driving for a... Trouble codes: P1191 (Limp home valve system fault), P1193 (Limp home valve on low RPM), P0305 (cylinder 5 missfire).
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FT48S2Y
Good evening Techs, Had a good day today and fixed two problem vehicles with one of them being the Jeep. Everyone hit all around the problem but I got lucky and discovered the bottom of three lifters ground down from the builder replacing the lifters and not t...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16413
I am very sorry I did not close this sooner. This lady appears to have dissapeared off the face of the earth. She did not keep her appointment and did not call. Thank everyone for the information. Hopefully the insight provided will help someone else in the fu... Trouble codes: P0130, P0139, P0171, P1171, P1412, P1481.
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L #2 rod bearing VIN: JT8VK13TZP
Hello, Well this lexus is still sitting not much happening to it. Customer doesnt really want to fix it so may never know. I still want to figure it out for my bennefit. Maybe this sounds conceded but this is the first engine I have built ever that has faile...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Thanks for all the replies. Most suggested the crank reference sensor which I replaced & returned the car to customer after a lengthy road test by me. Didn't hear from her for a week, when she said that the car had just quit running after hitting a speed bum...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
the original diagnosis maf sensor was correct we just did not reset keep alive memory Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED27T0Y
Thanks to the 6 who replied, most of you were dead on. It was the cam sensor. So the distributor was replaced and it runs as good as new. I appreciate the help.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
Rechecked info from replies. Spent way too much time on this vehicle. Gave up and told customer to take to Dealer.
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