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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
We have had this car for an entire week. It originally came in with a blown brake booster. At this time the BMW was also running very poorley. We had the booster rebuilt and put everything together. After the repair, the BMW didnt run any better. Here are its ...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAEG11020
Hello! I have this 850i that failed IM 240 emission test three times. Other shops replaced some parts, without any effect. HC and CO stays high, what i have noticed unusual, is the injection pulse 4.2 ms in idle. I compared with the different 6 cyl. BMW and in...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L unknown VIN: WBABF4326S
Car came to us for an oil change, and a clunking noise from right rear. Found clunking was due to a shifted/cocked right rear spring, that forced wear on right rear trailing arm bushing. While in for that service, found the trans. output shaft seal was leaking...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6328W
Please help: I just purchased a Smoke Machine. It is suposed to be the latesed and graetest machine on the market. I hope so. Any way this BMW has the PO141 code Mitchell tells me it is a Purge system Fault. I put the smoke into the input line of the purge ... Trouble codes: P0141
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8320W
I have replaced the camshaft sensor twice on this car with bmw unit 12 14 1 742 185 and have had the code come back within a couple of days - what am I missing here? - any suggestions would be appreciated Trouble codes: 112 (bmw code for camshaft sensor), P0340 (obdii code for camshaft sensor)
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAAV53401
hello group, i'm trying to diagnose a no start/no crank problem on this one. i read an identifix article about the key communications, and have tried all the vehicles keys to no avail. i can make the starter crank with my power probe, and even with the key on,...
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G4WF5517Y
I have this regal with a misfire taking off from stops can duplicate in shop by snapping the throttle with no load and it happens just off idle has just 3-4 quick missfires then runs good at all speeds most noticable from a dead stop can not duplicate when cru...
1978 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Cylinder heads
Student has bought a set of aftermarket aluminum cylinder heads for his engine. Renegade brand, angle plug small block chevy, purchased from Motorville, a performance parts supplier. The heads are manufactured overseas and they have no web site, and I called M...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1GBGK29N6P
Need some Big Block techs to help out here. Got this from another shop-starts right up when cold and begins bucking, backfiring, farting and generally runs like real crap. You can acellerate this throttle body unit radpidly and it winds right up, but when you ...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCFK29SW7
I think this truck has two problems. First under light acceleration, usually around 20% it will loose power blow some gray smoke and run rough. It feels more like a surge than a misfire. My scan data doesn't show anything out of line except it seems to always ...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W2V
this vehicle keeps seting throttle position code. Takes several hours of running before code.than after several hours the p0121 code will return Trouble codes: P0121
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, hunts for idle VIN: 1GCHG35RXX
this van has a very severe hunt for idle in reverse. It acts up when backing up to hook on a trailer at idle in reverse. It hunts up & down 400 - 1200 rpm. The iac counts go up & down. I have a new maf on it, set the sync to 0 deg, trans line pressure is swing...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCGK23J45
This is my personal truck.I can let it set for days and it starts fine.Let truck set for 30 min to about four hours and it has aextened crank.Runs a little rough when started and has a small amount of black smoke.On one occurance when started hot cranked hard ...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19W21
Hi just got back from mexico should of stayed there. My co worker left me with a jack pot.He replaced plugs wire cap rotor trying to get rid of a missfire in 1 3 5 cylinders.He spend sometime trying to diag but didnt get anywhere so I got it.Scan shows b1 s1 g... Trouble codes: P0300
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...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L torc convertor VIN: 1GNDT13S34
Need some help from GM trans tech guys. This trailblazer came in late today and all I had time to do was test drive it. Driving about 50 I notice that the lock up torc convertor seemed to be locking and unlocking and at time it felt like the vehicle was chatte...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3L ecm VIN: 3GCEC14X86
Good morning, My customer ordered a Silverado WITH cruise, but it came WITHOUT. It looks to me like the ECM also runs the crusie control on this. Can it be retrofitted... At a switch and reprogram? How can cruise be added to this truck?
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Radio VIN: 3C3EL55H7X
OK you Chrysler fans, I have a good one for you. The radio in this car cuts off when you step on the brake. NOT ALL THE TIME! I can get it to do it in the shop, and with a test light on the connectors on the back of the radio. I checked the red and checked the...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GK44R7M
vehicle will start, run for 10 minutes then die, then it will start and run for 5 minutes then die, then it will start and run for 1 minute and die, then 30 seconds, then wondt start at all. It has fuel pressure and runs fine when its running, no sputtering or...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L OD Clutch VIN: 1B4GP54R1V
Hello, Car came into me a week ago with trans in limp. Snapshot diagnosis, no communication with TCM. PCM communcicated normally and had P0700 (generic trans fault) stored. Couldnt get car in for a week due to full schedule (Yay!), set appointment. Customer...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L brakes,suspension? VIN: 3B7KF26Z3W
truck pulls right when u brake moderate to agessively. measured temp at rotors with infared after road test,and right side is approximately 100 deg F hotter than left. as u can see from my repair history,ive pretty much changed everything. anyone come across t...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L transmission VIN: 2B4GP44321
van came in for service found check engine light on pull code found po605 internal controle module read only memory (rom)error(module)indentification defined by sae j1979 and po700 transmission controle sys(mil requested) drive the van it drives fine transmiss...
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L power distribution VIN: 1C3ES46C61
see above
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L noise VIN: 1B3EL46X54
The customers concern with this vehicle is that the fuel pump is excessively noisy after he turns the vehicle off. Occurs most often when shutting down immediately after coming off of highway. Doesn't do it when just idling around our small town. Discovered no...
1968 Ford torino 302CID front end VIN: 8H43F10268
This car was brought to us from a local body shop. The car was completly restored! They brought it to us for a suspension rebuild. We replaced the upper ball joints, lower balls with control arms, idler arm, sway bar bushings, end links, steering control valve...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Need to time CMP
I am changing the head gaskets on this vehicle, and like a dingbat I pulled out the cam sensor to change the o-ring but didnt note the position of the rotor. The top of it has a plastic see-through window, and the crescent shaped rotor is painted red on one si...
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L left front VIN: 1FAFP54N1W
after using electronic ears for this popping noise we replaced the lower control arm- the new ball joint fit loose in the spindle so we replace the spindle as well. THIS IS ALL ON THE LEFT FRONT SIDE -this popping will only occur if vehicle is in motion - it i...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Car came in with broken t-belt and bad idler pulley. Replaced belt and kit (all pulleys). Starts and runs fine, ok in reverse, but dies when put into drive. Rechecked cam timing ok and all scan data matches values in tsb. Problem is not an idle speed problem a...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
customer replaced cam sensor after truck died on him.ran fine for three days died again.towed to us ,I pin tested all wires from cam sensor to pcm.pcm was replaced,no help.replaced cam sensor again,truck ran for aweek ,,died again.customer just bought this tru... Trouble codes: 344 (cam sensor intermittent)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
The following codes are present. "P1502 VSS fault from ABS" / "P0500 VSS fault ".This truck does not use VSS in transfer case.VSS signal comes from ABS module or GEM.Speedo and cruise control not working.This is 4 wheel ABS system.I perfromed dignostics on HEC...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDXE4FX1H
hi all, first thanx for any help or insight. this is a e450 super duty converted into a bus that moves retired people arond the county for dr appointments and such. the complaint is a stall when going down the road. of course they loose power steerng and all ...
1991 Geo Metro 1.0L No Start VIN: 2C1MR2469M
I live in wa. and am trying to help my dad in ca. His geo will start and then die. He thought it was a fuel pump so he replaced it and it ran ok for a week. Then the same symtoms started again. Starts and runs for a few sec. and then dies again. always starts ...
1993 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 5.7L brake pedal feel VIN: 1GTHC39K3P
93 GMC dually w/hydroboost. Brakes will put you into windshield with normal brake pressure. Replaced presure hose between p/s pump and hydroboost unit w/ gm hose. Mitchell pretty slim on info on system. Trobleshooting flow charts were inconclusive. Pedal feels...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK29RXT
Hi everybody : I worked in a used car dealership,this vehicle has a 6.5 L disel engine orignally,somebody installed a 2000, 5.7 L with a electronic-control transmission in it. We had this truck about 6 weeks ago running in and out in the lot without any probl...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Torque converter clutch VIN: 1HGCB7277P
I need some input from you Honda experts out there. When driving about 65 mph at a steady speed and you accelerate, the rpm's momentarily increase, you feel a bump and they decrease. From that point on, everything works fine. It feels as if the TCC is partiall...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTE24FGTYP
Greetings Honda masters... I have a old civic whipping me. This thing belongs to a good customer and the car has been well maintained for 200k. This civic has a hard starting condition all the time. It seems worst in the morning but is really there all the tim...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L cylinder head/radiator VIN: 1HGCG6658X
ok honda guys, i need some help with this '99 honda accord lx. the first time this car came to me it had oil in the water and water in the oil. the car wasn't missing and had good compression. i removed the cylinder head and had the machine shop pressure test ...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHUD14N8T
Help! i have this hyundai that is killing me. It cuts out at full throttle and low rpms. If i ease into the throttle it will rev up, but if i floor it from an idle it cuts out (bogs down)and will only go to 3000 rpm. It will do it while driving and also if i j...
1994 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP01D7R
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L rear differential VIN: 1J46W58N7Y
I got to beleave that someone else is having this same problem. this is a Quadra-Trac Grand Cherokee with a Vari-Lock rear differential. On tight turns, usually to the left, the vehicle binds, as if it is in 4wd and the rear differential makes a rubber rubbing...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L lack of power VIN: SALHV1245N
hi gang, landrover lovers help. this one is got me going in circles. have tested all components and even installed nown good ecm and maf, still no change. came in on hook no start [at ski hill for 1 month].installed new plugs and fuel filter,took 30 seconds to... Trouble codes: 45 (lean right back)
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240T
This truck had multiple codes related to missfires at several different cylinders, most of the codes were cleared after changing the coil pack, gas milage was also improved, never the less power did not improve, and the hesitation did not go away. The remainin... Trouble codes: 1158 (lack of down stream heated O2 SHO2S 22 Switch sensor indicates rich bank 2)
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDE4J76HU
Hello all, I have a LS kicking my butt. This thing came in with 5 misfire codes... cylinders 1-5. Starting by replace the spark plugs and replaced 5 coils. Clear the codes and all is well for about 20 miles and then, BAM all the codes come back and it runs ter...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D74
Vehicle will not start,fuel pressure is effecient by mercedes standards, battery and starter are working properly and have power, there is no spark from the coil, replaced the crank sensor with a new good working one, but we cannot further test due to lack of ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Brake Rotors? VIN: WDBEB28D8N
We did a normal brake job on all four wheels. Now that the brake job is finished we have a noticeable brake pulsation. We ran a dial indicator on the rotors and didn't appear to be warped but we trued the front anyway because we knew it was in the front becaus...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA28E2S
This car will lose injector pulse to #3 injector after a short drive. If you turn the car off and restart it all six injectors are firing normally. Once you drive again it stop firing number #3 injector again. I am testing at the wire directly out of the compu...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cylinder VIN: IMEFMC5374
Customer stated he would have to push in on center of ignition cylinder to get key out, it was poor, and this way when vehicle was new and dealer told him to live with it. It has been getting stickier, so we suggested replacing cylinder as we know they go bad ...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46H01
car came to me with p0300 code and seemed to misfire rechecked all other work and preformed comp test.injecter disable test showed no idle change in cyl#3& #5.i swaped injectors front bank to rear got no change cant, find any vac leaks has any one had a proble... Trouble codes: P0300
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1HU11P3J
this car will not crank over but will if starter is bypassed no fuel no spark fuel pump works if bypassed at efi relay wire. eccs does not come on. wire diagrams show a eccs main relay where is it at.the starter wire from ingnition switch goes to pin 9 of eccs...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
Hi Everyone, I am in the process of removing the transmission/xfer case in order to replace them with a used unit that is being supplied by the body shop that I am doing it for. I have never pulled one of these transmissions and it looks HARD to get out. Is th...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L runs great VIN: JN1CA21D1T
We checked freeze frame data on the car.The codes appear to have set when the car was cold and "not" running.We cleared the codes and went to start the car but they both immediately set again (KOEO).Tried this several times with same result.I am having a hard ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor 1 circuit malfunction), P0446 (Evap Emis Ctrl Vent Ctrl Ckt Malf)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L abs, vdc, tcs VIN: 5N1AR18W85
Well I used to work for Nissan and would have worked on this myself but I had to have them do it because it's still under warranty. They replaced the Left rear sensor and the problem is still there. What happens is all the lights come on...ABS TCS and VDC. I g...
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L loss of power VIN: 1G3WH54T5P
I've got a '93 Cutlass Supreme with a 3.1L engine. It came into the shop with complaint of no power. On road test it felt exactly like a plugged converter. Removed convertor and found inside broken loose. Replaced converter with no change in condition. Thought...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13S42
We still have a rough idle and code p0171 sets right after codes are cleared and run for 1 minute. The CEL comes on after the engine is shut off and restarted. Trouble codes: P0171, P0501
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L suspension VIN: 1G2NV12E01
i am working on 01 pontiac grand am gt it has clunk noise in left front area i replaced right front wheel bearing it was loose i have tighten everything underneath car lower control arms , cradle engine mounts transmission mounts took sway links off, grease st...
1987 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2AE82E7H
Thanks in advance for your suggestions! This car has the following symptoms remaining: 1. Rough idle. 2. Hesitation / miss (from throttle to throttle). 3. Faint high-pitched humming sound at idle (only with warm engine). 4. Lack of power. 5. Poor gas mil...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT4YH62M8J
Hello fellow techs,we have this truck in our shop that we replace cylinder head gaskets 3 weeks ago everything went very well until customer complained about oil in the coolant reservoir and he had to add oil on the engine.engine doesnt over heat,pressure test...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Car came into the shop with a no start condition. after checking for codes we found that no 3 glow plug needed to be replaced so we replaced all 4 glow plugs, and the car started up fine ,however after a short time the glow plug light started to blink and that...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5510S
Greetings to all I got this volvo from another mechanic who has been working on it with no luck.This car was given to him as a running vehicle,he let it sit for afew months and now it will not fire up.He has changed the rpm sensor and cam sensor.My checks reve...

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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L torque steer VIN: 1H4CC254XN
Were going to call this one as a fix simply because it is out of our hair. I appreciate everyones helpful replies. We removed the P/S belt to see if that was causing the problem & it changed nothing. We rotated & swapped tires all to no avail. The axles looked...
1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4351R
Well the vehicle is now running and out the door. Replacingthe distributor fixed the no start problem. Thanks toeveryones reply that said the distributor was the problem.AS to the smoking problem I think it was the intake gasket,When I remover the head again t...
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L compressor VIN: WBABG2323T
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was that the customer first took the car to another shop. They put the wrong a/c control relay, that caused the ECM to go bad. So the problem was a bad ECM.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325W
Thank you all for your hi tech responses. I found the computer at fault. Customer denied the estimate. Wait till the vehicle needs a smog check in CA. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft posion sensor).
1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L brakes VIN: 2G4WB15L4R
of the 10 replies we recieved on this request, 9 were geared toward a problem with vacuum, the vacuum booster or a base braking concern of some sort. Prior to submitting the request for help, we had already ruled these items out as a possibility with extensive...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L85
thanks for all the input. the injector pulse stops after 30 seconds crk sensor checks out on the scope replaced the key with new and the security system a ok the last thing was the ecm and the customer declined the repair and took the car
1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L Body VIN: 2G4WF5211W
Thanks to all of you who responded to our cry for help. We have managed to repair this vehicle by replacing the harmonic balancer. When we took it off & looked at it we could not see anything wrong with it. We installed a new one anyways and noise was gone.
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19W2S
thanks for all help. the connector on the injector needed to be cleaned and tightened problem solved thanks again
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L oil pressure VIN: 1GCEK19KXS
We talked with the customer about the options of dropping the oil pan, and he did not want to do the work on that old of a truck. Especially since he just paid for the intake and lifter to be replaced. He said that now at idle the oil pressure is reading 10psi...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19M9T
Of the 27 responses i got the vast majority recommended a fuel pump.That was right on the money.The strange thing is the pressure is still at a steady 54 psi while running.This was a GM pump ,the cranking pressure no longer drops and all is well.I also motovac...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1942T
Thanks to all who replied. I replaced the other coil pack (which I should have done in the first place) and the ignition control module. Customer has driven the truck for a week now and it seems like the problem is fixed. Thanks again!!
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L ABSmodule VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
hey guys sorry for taking so long to close this one up.It turned out the ground wire was corroded cleaned it up and abs light is off now thanks again guys.
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC34RXV
Hello all and thanks to those that replied. After replacing the ckp sensor and repairing a loose ground at the right cylinder head the truck appears fixed as has left my shop 2 weeks ago and cust says running great. Paul Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M4V
Thanks to all who replied. I took the t/b off and there was a bunch of carbon there. cleaned it out and went thru the drive cycle and no codes at this time...I guess well find out in about a month if it fixed it!! Again thanks to everyones responses. Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L p/s pump VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
it is very frustrating when you spend the time contacting so many great techs only for the customer to decide to wait to fix. i recommended the steering gear box and stated that the pump & hoses may need replacement as well. i will update the post as soon as w...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S72
hi, sorry for taking so long to reply. the fix was the ignition switch. once it was replaced everything was great.
1995 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L cooling fan circuit VIN: 2C3HH46T8S
hi to you all thanks for all the help. some new it on the money and it turn out to be the a/c hi side pressure sensor. we replaced the sensor and wiring. again thank you all
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L transmission VIN: 2C3HC56F4T
Well it looks like the customer has traded in this car for a new one. I am sure that like some of you suggested or your fixes implied it was losing power or a ground for a split second either through the eatx relay,ignition switch or a harness or connection is...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No pedal response VIN: 1C8GHN477Z
Hi all First i would like to say thanks to everyone that replied with advice, in particular Leonard [...]. Both of these chaps suggested the driver may have been two foot driving or the brake switch could be faulty. The driver was definately... Trouble codes: P2120 (Acc pedal position sensor 1 ckt plausability with brake switch).
1992 Dodge Stealth 3.0L p/s pipes VIN: JB3BN74K8P
thank you all for the responses... i would never have thought about calling mitsubishi for parts for a dodge... the parts are the same numbers and i should get them today...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Front Brakes VIN: 1B7KF23W3T
Well thank all of you that gave us input on this problem. What we did was to replace the pads with OE and we needed to replace the right rotor again as it was wiped out. The customer got 6k mi. out of this set. But the interesting thing about this set of pads ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L pcm,glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW36F5V
Thank you all who responded. I guess the 'short' of it is the truck did have a man made 'short'. Fuse box/relay box was removed during an alarm and stereo install...need i say more? The result of the no start was a bunch of melted wires at the relay box. There...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L ecu signal to relay VIN: 3FAKP1138X
thanks to all,mitchell found and faxed the right diagram.we had customer return and found someone had rewire circuit w\wrong color.any way thanks again!!
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L tcc
it turned out that this veh had a short in the wiring harness going to the trans pulled harness found wiring had rubbed on top of trans due to not being put back in right pos and fastened at right places .this veh had the trans replaced before cust bought .als...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMRU15L91
As of yet the fuse has not blown again on the customer. There were not enough replies of the same to be certain. Will amend in future if situation changes.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C71
Thanks for all the help. I'm more of a chrysler tech and when it came to this system i was unsure of how it worked. the dpfe sensor was the problem with this vech. replaced it and cleared code all o.k. and cust was happy. Thanks again for all your help. Sorry ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU74E32
Replaced the 4x4 control module and that repaired all the problems with the 4 wheel drive .Thanks to everyone for there input.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMRU15W73
I guess I need to close this but as of yet I have not resolved the issue. I am still not clear on the egr port configuration. I think I will suggest resealing the intake and cleaning the ports. Paul.
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L cam seal VIN: 1FMCU93144
this car got sent to our other location and it was fixed there. apparently the tensioner was missing, and a belt just long enough to fit over the pump ant the pulley, so they fixed it right.not very difficult from what i hear once the parts came in. thanks guy...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1GTEC14H5S
Sorry so long but the customer has notreturner for repairs. The general consensus was that the ignition switch and or wiring has a problem. If he returns I will let you know. Thanks everyone.
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L tcc slipage VIN: 1GKPT13W5V
thanks for tips i decided that i had a glitch after finding out that service light wouldnt come on until i had made a complete stop after clearing code,i said this is very odd ,nothing going on at idle with tcc, i nstalled new vcm fixed vechile thanks for all ...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKDM19W0W
Hi guys Thank you to all that replied .I recieved 15 reples to my problem and about 80% all pointed me in the right direction and and were right on .The problem ended up being a worn distributor gear .With the scanner on it reading cam position which should be...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Oil leak VIN: 1GTDM19W8Y
My original thoughts were with the oil pump but I was trying to make sure that there was not something I might have missed before I spent more of this customers money. There was a severe buildup of carbon within the engine. Visual chunks were in the oil pan an...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L A/C Vent Mode Door VIN: 3GKEC16Z43
Thanks to all who replied. I tried David [...]'s reply but this did not solve the problem. The mode door would switch to all the vents during the calibration period but then would remain on the defrost. I then figured I need a Tech2 to solve problem, so I ...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1RS04S6C
Thanks to everyone who tried to offer help on this one. A lot of people suggested the culprit might be the main relay, though this vehicle is not fuel injected, so the 'main relay' is essentially the fuel pump relay. Most people suggested using only OEM Honda ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5639S
Thanks to all who responded. After all the posts that referred to bad compressors, I made the decision to remove the compressor and test it. With the compressor off the vehicle, I spun the shaft and noticed no high side pressure. I replaced the compressor with...
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L dome light VIN: 1J4FJ27S2S
well guys,i am still waiting for customer to bring vehicle back to me so i can spend more time chasing wires.i have recieved a lot of very helpful suggestions on where to look; and as soon as the vehicle comes back and i fix it i will let you know.again thanks...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Shift from R to P or N VIN: 1J4GZ78S3V
Received 6 help replies with thanks. We carried out a pressure test and found all pressures within specs except the regulating pressures which fluctuated up an down. We checked and readjusted the brake bands and control cable. No change. We inspected the mount...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1549Y
Eric indicated that we should get an alarm code - no codes where set, we tested the signal from the crank sensor at the pcm and there was no signal when backprobing, we then removed the signal wire from the pcm and retested. with the signal wire removed from t...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
Thanks to both Mikes,Nelson,Lewis and,Eric.Everybody provided useful info.Both of these cars belong to the owners of the shops and neither one is in a hurry to solve.On the ES300 the timing belt replacement was a maintence item and the mechanic who replaced it... Trouble codes: 13 (rpm signal).
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