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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
THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN POSTED BEFORE FOR THIS PROBLEM (See old message post below). We installed a new oxygen sensor and idle improved, however still stumbled. replaced one of the coolant temp sensors and the vehicle ran great after that. Took vehicle for a cou...
1988 Buick Reatta 3.8L touch screen VIN: 1G4EC11C8J
this car has a digital dash and a touch screen in the center cunsole to control the radio,heating and a/c. sometime the screen lights up and sometimes it doesn't. when it does light, it usually doesn't respond to any of the buttons that control it. sometimes t...
1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WB54TOP
Car came in on tow in AM. Customer stated would stall at idle and stoplights. Charged battery and ran fine. Later in day let run and finally it stalled without much fanfare. Continued to do so throughout the afternoon. Cranked fine everytime. Vehicle was towed...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L cd--err--message VIN: 1G4CU5219S
Radio displays err message and wont play cd's including new and old cd's that will work in home player.
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L climate control VIN: 1G6CD5154K
Hey Guys, Customer brought in this cadillac complaining of no speedometer and no climate control function. Someone had tried to replace the radio and it was removed. All of the wires to the radio had been either stripped back or cut loose from their original ...
1968 Chevrolet camaro 327CID ring and pinion
Good afternoon older chevrolet techs.I am an import tech so I don't get to see these old buggies very often.A friend of mine purchased this old car and had me redo the engine in it ,now he wants me to replace the gears in the differential.I have never replaced...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.4L Surge VIN: 2G1WN54X7N
This car has been a pain in my side for several years but I have always been able to fix it until now. The car was running fine until the customer left the dome light on and drained the battery. After he jump started the car with a booster box the car started ...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M3V
This 97 Lumina 3.1 has a intermintent rough running, and flashing check engine light. Thats what the customer says, one time that we had it we started the car to bring it into the shop and it was missing and light was flashing, bring in shop and shut off to ge... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WF55E8Y
Hello all, I have this Impala in here where oil is getting into the radiator. I can see the intake (of course) leaking, but do not find any other leaks. I have never seen oil leak into the cooling system from an intake but that doesn't mean it can't happen. I ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L trans data VIN: 1GCHK29GX1
Allison Guys Please help We have an 01 silv 2500 hd 8100 allison trans. Customer complaint was it would only go in second gear and cel came on. Test drove and truck shfted fine but had no t.c. lockup. All modules active, codes in vcm and pcm. Vcm code was 700 ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16761
This Suburban will shift in & out of all four wheel drive mode or at seem to with koeo with motor running will stay in 4 w high or auto 4 w drive. As stated there has been a new switch install in the dash but the atc module had a code b2725 which ther is a tsb...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L air flow VIN: 1GNDS13S23
air blows out wrong vents. we replaced ign. switch because the car would cut off instuments go crazy etc. part of the switch was not supplying full voltage to all fuses under hood (and possibly under rear seat where hvac fuse is). customer says the air distrib...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, RUNS RICH VIN: 1B7HC16Y8S
engine is running excessively rich. st fuel trim is -32.9. o2 sens is at .9 at idle. will start to switch at 2500 rpm. puffs black smoke and plugs are black. tried new map sensor and computer with no change. tps normal. re-set adaptives and they go right back ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L failed in mode $6 VIN: 1B7HC16Z2T
does any one know what these tids and cids are in the mode $6 data? tid 13 cid 01, tid 19 cid 01, tid 1a cid 01, tid 21 cid 01, tid 51 cid 01, tid 52 cid 01, tid 53 cid 01. all failed
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R1W
vehicle came in no start. no fuel pressure. put fuel pump in and vehicle cranked almost started and quit getting spark. did tests for losing spark according to chrysler. test conclude replace pcm. no start. relays started chattering and starter wouldn't stay e...
1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP52U6K
Vehicle was sent to trans shop for trans rebuilt. Customer had car running to steer it onto the towe truck. When car was returned it wouldn't start. I checked igition and fuel and replaced fuel pump. I have spark and fuel pressure , but still won't start. The ... Trouble codes: 22 (MAP out of range), 53 (TP/FPL sensor signal too high)
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L timing VIN: 1FDKF37G3K
I do mobile repairs.This truck broke down 2 days ago. The rotor tip broke off. I changed cap & rotor and it ran fine. Two days later it did the same thing. The driver changed the rotor but still would not start. When I got there the distributor gear was broken...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y1R
The truck came in because of a killed on road and would not restart. Checked spark at coil and injector pulse and don't have either. I have fuel pressure of 45psi. When you first turn the key on to start the truck you get on zap of spark but than nothing. The ...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTEE1425V
Hello all, I've got a cranks but won't start problem. I have good fuel pressure and volume, spark and injector pulse. Engine sounds like it is "out of time" after a few revolutions it binds up. It had original plugs and they were gas fouled the centers pulled...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P9V
This vehical come in mid december, in with a bad misfire and stumble,with a check engine light flashing. This car had a cylinder 4 misfire. I did tune-up, which consisted of motercraft plugs,fuel filter, borg-warner plug wires, new ignition coil and p.c.v. val... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Pings/Spark Knock VIN: 1FMZU35P0W
Customer complaint of spark knock under load/up hills. We have faintly heard it before a couple times. Today however we were able to duplicate problem in the bay when power stalling-spark knock was severe. MAF sensor readings are ok. Engine timing at 37 & reta...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE30S1W
Hi to all. The customers complaint is that the van stalls on warmup and occassionally on decel. I'm not sure if the stall on decel is only on an engine that isn't warmed up yet. It has only stalled for me once but I was able to take a snapshot with my Genysis ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L power steering VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
is there a special bleeding procedure for this truck
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall, Fuel in oil VIN: 1FDXW46F9X
Truck came in no start. Reads o psi at ICP sensor. Replaced ICP reg. Problem solved. Two days later truck stalled out of state. Driver checked engine oil and found over full by 4" on dip stick. Driver says that he thinks there is fuel in the engine oil. Truck ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Parking assist system VIN: 3FMDA5349Y
The parking assist or collision avoidance system doesnt work on this vehicle. The code we get says the "sounder is inop but when we command the agem to do a self test it sounds the horn for the system. The "off" button on the dash is on constantly also. Datast...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L shock\springs VIN: 1FAHP59582
this vehicle has the proper springs and struts in the rear thay have been replace but the vehicle still sags when pulling a small boat trailer this trailer is pulled by the customer's other taurus wagon year 97 100k mile no problem is there a heavy duty set up...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34Z23
Intermittently on acceleration this car will make a loud buzzing noise/sensation in the area of the front passenger side foot well/floorboard that appears to increase in frequency as engine speed increases. The noise stops when you let up on the accelerator On...
1992 GMC Safari 4.3L not sure VIN: RBT02D9656
hello every body, this 92 safari has a driveline vibration between 110)120 KPH. the vehicle has new tires, u-joints,& shocks. nothing has made a differance. seems to be slightly better with vehicle weighted down. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks in adva...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Rear brakes VIN: 1GTEC19RXT
Hello: Not feeling to smart here. This should be a no brainer!! Customer complaint: Groaning noise in rear (Wheel speed & rythmic) at slow speeds. We confirmed that the noise is the LR brake area. It noise sounds like a brake shoe dragging & groaning. It only...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1GKDT13W0X
This has been an ongoing problem for the last year. The customer has been very patient with us on tring to figure out the problem. Every 3 or 4 months the serpentine belt starts squeeking. It seems to become glazed and it seems to be on either side of the belt...
1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GKEK13R1Y
we have had 3 or 4 suburbans and tahoe's do the same thing before or after fuel pump replacements is there a ground somewhere causing the needle on the gauge to shake violently (in one spot ) we have one suburban doing this and it never had a pump replacement ...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U93
car returned to shop again running poorly p0300 again tested left back pressure and found +4 psi figured this cat had alos failed replaced left cat still ran poorly checked right back pressure and found +10psi why are the cats going bad fuel trims are around +... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L erratic shifting VIN: KMHCG45C11
Hello,I have this 2001 Hyundai Accent with a check engine light and erratic shifting.My problem is defining these codes.They are 1529,1586,707 and 708.The 707 and 708 are hard codes that will not clear and are obviously the main problem.I highly suspect the 70...
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D9T
well this one has me pulling my hair.we have this infinity q45 customer complains of stalling while driving,we pulled codes and found the codes you see listed.we reset chech engine light and the only codes that came back were knock sensor and air flow,car has ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0100, P0325
1966 Jaguar xke 4.2L hydraulic/power assist
The problems I'm having are in bleeding the front brakes. I have not been able to get fluid from the slave cylinder to the front calipers. The slave cylinder is between the main master and front brake line. The rear calipers are able to be bled and have good p...
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hard to Start (Warm) VIN: SAJJCALP4C
Hello EO, These are excerpts from my technicians notes. 1.Vehicle is a European 1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign with a 4.2 L. The computer is a DAC 1210. The vehicle does not have a throttle position sensor (European), it has a smog pump and EGR valve with 2 oxyg...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L differential VIN: 1J4GZ78S1T
ok guys i need help on this jeep. have a whining in rearend starting at 50mph on acceleration and coasting. pulled apart and found pinion and side bearing pitting, replaced and installed new crush sleeve. i dont really have all the tools to set up rearends but...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L cat monitor VIN: 1J4FF48581
hi, i have customers 2001 jeep in for new york state inspection and car will not run cat or evap monitors. checked for codes and found cyl. #4 misfire in hisory. no repairs made for this code as of time car came in. we replaced plugs and reset check engine lig...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11E8N
i've got this ls400 that when revved up in park or on road it will cut out anything above 1800 or so rpm. feels like a rev limiter. original problem was extreme lack of power which turned out to be coil. car has normal power now right off idle but then cuts ou...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JTHBD19222
We got this '02 Lexus Is300 in w/ 35,000 miles. Cluth feel perfect and it let out at the correct heigth. You can be going as slow as 15-20 mph and with the clutch to the floor if you shift into 1st 2nd or 3rd you hear a "bump or pop" type of vibration. We put ...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
This vehicle came in w/practically no power assist in steering system requiring two hands to move in a parking lot. Scanned computer for codes (variable assist system as well) to find none, disable variable assist actuator to default to full assist, no change...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBAB93AXC
Well guys, I am in need of some direction on this turbo diesel. First of all, this car sat for a few years because it had developed excessive smoke from the exhaust before it warmed up. the smoke was light in color and the owner was advised it was probably an ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK4Y2TE
removed viper alarm as found in a fix on iatn did not help
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 2-3,3-4 VIN: JN1HJ01P6K
sorry to post problem about this old of a car, but I have hit a standstill. car recently had engine and trans installed from doner car, then came to me as a complete mess. It would not run, found the plug for the front bank of injectors cross plugged into tran...
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G3HN52K6T
we have this olds that came in steaming from the exhaust a pressure test revealed leak at upper intake replaced the upper intake coolant consumption problem solved, the problem we have after reassembly is what sounds much like a belt squeal, we have replaced t...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L headlights VIN: 1G3WX52H9X
The headlights will shut off while driving, but if you manually turn headlights on with switch they will work fine. I tested the wires at the DRL module and found the ground from the BCM would drop off when the headlights shut off. I did some searching through...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GZHZ5419Y
Hello: I have this car which is my stepson's that has missfire code on cylinder 1.It missfires badly on quick accel.in park and will count about 5-10 missfires each time.Under load while driving it will miss when it gets into high gear with slight accel.I have... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall, looses tach int. VIN: 1G2WP52K9Y
The car loses the tach and the traction control light comes on. During the act up it loses the 18x signal from the ign. module to the pcm. But if you turn car off and restart everything works fine. The 3x,18x,and the cam signal going to the ing. module all loo... Trouble codes: P0327, P0332, P0336, C0236
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JS2GB331SO
#2 injector not pulsing. 1.2.3.plugs weak fire,car has no power .changed ingectors around,all are good.help,help!thanks in advance for any help.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L left front & right rear VIN: JTEGH20VX2
vehicle came in from local dealer,trade.left front & right rear brake lock up, after driving a few miles. other two wheels are fine. removed master cyl from booster , no binding of brake pedal or rod.bled brake system numerous times with success. has no abs. w...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
after above repairs car runs bad on initial cold start,somewhat better when warm but still stumbles like it is lean Trouble codes: P1128, P0302, P0304
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L electric VIN: 3VWRC29M3Y
hello,vw tech.this car came on tow truck.no start.cranks good.checked fuel presser.ok.spark is present but after cranking few times it disappers.so far replaced plugs,wires,mass air meter and coil with no results. please point me in right direction if you know...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5516P
unable to reset mil. car had codes on the fuel injection side for rich limit reached. found multiple vacuum leaks. cleared codes on fuel injection side of ecu. mil still on. pulled ignition codes and found the 314 no cam signal code. tried to clear using the h... Trouble codes: 314 (no signal from cam sensor)
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L master cyl. VIN: YV1JW8837R
Hi there, The car first came in because the brake pedal was very low. The master cylinder was changed and the brakes adjusted/bled which did not fix the problem. I then adjusted the brake pedal level and the brakes were slightly sticking on. The brake pedal i...

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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAEG11020
After instaling new catalitic converters vechicle pass IM 240 test.I would like to say thank you, to all people that responded.
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L unknown VIN: WBABF4326S
Well to begin with I need to say thanks to all who read, and responded to my request. Alan from California mentioned to check the fluid application chart for the correct fluid type. I rechecked and believe I have used the right fluid Dex.3. Many others stated ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L timing chain VIN: WBAC0324VE
thank,s guys there was an expansion plug missing from the oil galley.located between the cams.reinstalled plug with sleeve locker and noise is gone,thank's again ron @ rolfs
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
hi gentleman the reply from curt is the same question I had all along what happened as I dont know cust I decided not to pursue any farther the car went to bmw and they put a throttle body on it they had it in stock so eric and colin were right on the money wi... Trouble codes: 209 (ews sensor malfunction), 118 (throttle vlv signal inconsitent), 169 (throttle valve), P0601.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADM6346Y
Thanks for all the replies. Customer decided not to replace vanos unit. So for a temp fix or verify unit was problem, I did an engine flush. This seems to have taken care of the problem for now Thanks again
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G4BN5379N
i forgot because this was my first time useing this for help but i did test the ing. module 6 times before asking for help all 6 times it tested good i got a few new ideas to check so i did but after those did not locate the trouble i went with the help from t...
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WS52J63
I am closing this help request due to customer not coming back. Thank you for all the replies I got. If car comes back i will update what we find.
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6CD53BXN
thanks to all that replied. after reading your replies i decided to start with verifying my grounds as some of you wrote. this was an easy one when i tested the them at the pcm. high resistance on the wires appeared. i ran a seprate wire off the ground wires d... Trouble codes: 52 (ecm reset).
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1YY2185H
I'm calling this a fix. Most everyone that responded said that the operating temps are fine. Car does not overheat during extended highway and street drives. I did inform our customer to return in the summer time so we can check operating temps under hotter we...
1990 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM15Z2L
hello, well went back through power and grounds to ecm ok, when grounding pin b on aldl connector some solenoids would start clicking and then the check engine light would stay on solid and no communication with scan tool, that told me that the circuits were o... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system problem).
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W4N
sorry it took so long to close this. I thought I already did. Ended up being a chunk of carbon in the egr valve like everyone had said as well as the lower intake being almost full of carbon in the egr passages. replaced lower intake and egr and all is well. T... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem).
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1449N
After days of going back and forth with her husband, these folks elected not to fix the car. Salvage yard showed up and left me a hundred to give them and took the car.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52T6X
We replaced pcm to repair this car. I had already tested injectors as several suggested. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L driver power window VIN: 1G1YY32G8Y
Well fixed one ! basically We checked the main power wire going into the left door module and we had voltage but as one respondent said maybe a wire just holding on by a few strainds in the door jamb made sense however this car was pretty much brand new, wires...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E41
Well, what fixed this vehicle was an ignition switch...losing power somewhwere intermittently, thanks for all replies
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GEC19W311
Thanks for all the replies, simple fix, turned out to be the coil wire. ohm tested fine however when installed it was jumping an arc to a metal support near dist. I couldn't see it due to all the debris stacked on top of this thing! Finally tonight pulled back... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L keyless entry VIN: 1G1ND52J53
Thanks for all the quick replies guys. The fix is: The programmable horn chirp can be disabled by pressing and holding either of the door lock switches in the unlock position for 10 seconds with the ignition ON and all of the doors closed. When you hear the ho...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS13685
i want to start by thanking all who e-mailed and agree with most who said i should send the customer back to the dealership. this time i armed him with a little more knowledge and documention, thanks you guys. i really think the dealership will do the work und... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (multi-misfire).
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Radio VIN: 3C3EL55H7X
Thanks for all those that reponded on this one. It was a definate ground problem. I had previously checked the ground near the anntenna on the rear panel. After several respones from IATN members, I removed the cover on the forward part of the trunk to check t...
1996 Dodge B3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B7KB31Z5T
Thanks for everyone who replied. The problem with this van was the pcm. After verifying that all my power and ground inputs were good I knew it was going to be the computer. Replaced the computer and sent the van down the street. Thanks again to all who replie...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L transmission VIN: 1B4GP54L2T
the fix i believe came from robert it was the pcm. all modules had 2.5 volts running through bus wires just no comm with trans module even though it had voltage at bus wires. i checked wiring harness from tcm to pcm no corrision or water in harness or broken w...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2X
After hours of checking every circuit on the EGR valve and running down flow charts and TSB's, a visuial inspection showed acritter chewed [...]. The downstream O2 on the right bank had been completely chewed through shorting all 4 wires. I have no idea why... Trouble codes: P0406.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Air Bag VIN: 2B4FP2533X
Thanks guys for the wealth of knowledge,Yes as pointed out the problem was the clockspring.The customer was pleased to get the problem fixed free of charge[thanks to the recall].Thanks for making me look good.
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3ES46C5Y
Still no final word, upon inspection of the pcm, I found green wires. Replaced slow O2 and plug tube seals, 1 leaker and 1 seeper, did all 4 - runs smoother - cat is coming loose inside - flange gskt leaking, car is old - when I find actual problem will post f...
1968 Ford torino 302CID front end VIN: 8H43F10268
Ok thank you for all the help. The car has radial tires. I set caster as high as I could at 5 deg. Adjusting the steering control valve was the big fix!!! I found it to be very sensitive. A 1/8 of a turn in eather direction from were it is set now and the car ...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4047R
I HAVE CHECKED THE COMPRESSION 125 - 150 ALL CYCLINDERS OK. I have checked for vacume leaks none found at this time. I have not had a chance to pull the intake to check injectors yet I will add updates as soon as I find something useful to pass on. Thanks Kevi...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMU18LXVL
Thanks for all the help from you iatn members. Finally got this sucker out of the bay. Most of the suggestions we spot on. The wiring harness to the injs and coils on the right side of the vehicle is a definite problem on the Fords. It is so cluttered in there...
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDA41X8V
I hope this one is fixed, but I won't know till next winter. As I stated the no start was mostly on cold days. I received good replies suggesting cleaning power and ground connections and unplugging the DFPE when there was a no start, and checking the relays. ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Torque Conv. Lockup VIN: 2FMDA5142W
The fix is in. It turned out to be cross bleeding pressure within the valve body. Replacing the transmission cured the vehicle. Very odd behavior, but thats automotive for ya! Thanks to all that sent us some leads.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEPE2421
I received 9 replies on this one, mostly centering around the dpfe sensor and/or plugged egr ports. The ports on this motor were recently cleaned as it had a misfire problem in the past. It has also gone through 2 sets of cats. All these 4.2 handi vans seem to... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient), P0402 (EGR flow excessive), P1405 (DPFE upstream hose off).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L steering VIN: 1FTNX21S6Y
Checked torque on both front wheels, on turn plates. Left side much tighter (150 ft lbs). Disassembled, replaced already replaced ball joints, re-assembled and problem was gone except with engine running and brake pedal depressed, moving very slow or not movin...
1993 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 5.7L brake pedal feel VIN: 1GTHC39K3P
Sorry about the lack of info on the original help request.I was posting for a former fellow tech.The problem was as many had stated that the rear shoes were grabbing. The fellow former tech did not pull the rear drums as they are not easy to do. After I got th...
1996 Isuzu N NQR 3.9L no up shifts VIN: JALC4B1K6T
hello tech members and thanks again for those who replied . the diagnostic connecter is green 3 wire to left of columb and you jump the two outer pins and this model flashes the ck trans light no codes present this info was faxed to me by service manager of 'G...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L coolant in oil VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Thanks for the replies but as stated in request there is no combustion chamber leak only coolant leak into crankcase.Customer choose to fill with stop leak and trade in for new car .So buyer beware of this Rodeo it may show up at your local used car dealer.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L tail lights VIN: SAJGX2745V
Thanks for the 3 replys that i got. After tracing the wiring for about an hour i accidentally noticed that when i turned on the right turn signal the tail lights and marker lights came on. I removed the column cover and tested the turn signal switch and sure e...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L battery VIN: 1J4GZ58S7R
well we pulled the fuse out of the lead to the remote start and cd player and let the car go. havent seen it since. im assuming its fixed.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
Thank you all for the info. I removed the oil pan to inspect pick-up. Did not look clogged. In the bottom of the oil pan was so gooey looking stuff. Further examination found that the goo had anti-freeze mixed in it. So I am sure this is another statistic of b...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L steering column VIN: WDBEA30DXN
We created this mess in an attempt to save more time. Normally we remove the instrument cluster and the black micro switch and make the cut by the microswitch. This time we cut next to the column whitch makes the column lock pin non retractable. There is a cov...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air bags deployed by accident VIN: WDBJT53F9Y
Hi Guys, Thanks for the info guys. And asave a lot of time here and money. Replaced the aibags and reset the module and all is well. with the exception of the dash bulbs being out and that i had to replace also. Thanks for the help. [...]
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cylinder VIN: IMEFMC5374
Our locksmith got an aftermarket brand of cylinder and started over, we installed it and all is well. Our theory is this: the customer had those old style, flat spare keys made instead of the Valeo blanks the factory used- so he had a bent up original/worn key...
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