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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WAUDH68D51
vehicle came back to shop with gear ratio error code(cant remember number)slips into third;aborts to failsafe mode.also noticed slow into reverse.
2002 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUXU64B82
This car came in with no a/c compressor engagement. Scanned with VAG com and found code for evaporator outlet temperature sensor open circuit. Cleared and the code returns immediately. We ordered the sensor from the dealer and it was very inexpensive. The prob...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L camshafts and lifters VIN: WBAAF9318M
I would really like some help with this vehicle if anyone could shed light on the situation it would very helpful. The owners sister in law has brought us this car with a blown head gasket so we took it apart and sent the head in for valve job and to resuface....
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 ...
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC6DW52PO
This motor was put in Florida about 2 weeks ago. It came in for a p0300. Found that the egr valve was coming on way to soon and creating the misfire. If I unplug the vacuum line to the egr valve, the misfire is not present. In drive, under very slight accelera... Trouble codes: P0300
1988 Chevrolet Nova 1.6L system does not charge and lights are on dash for VIN: 1Y1SK5143J
This vehicle came to my shop with alt. and brake light on. The customer had already changed the alt. I tested for power at alt. plugin.It has power on all the wires except the yellow w/ white in plugin. It lites the test light dimly until you plug in the alt. ...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Clutch fork VIN: 1GCDC14K9M
Hi all, sorry for posting such a lame request, but I am at my limit on this one. My students are replacing the clutch on this 2wd pickup. Everything has gone well until we got to the release bearing. I cannot see how the clutch fork comes off so the bearing ca...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L a/c blower VIN: 1G1YY23P0N
Looking for help on this one. 1992 corvette-the a/c compressor operates normally but the blower is inop. I tested powers and grounds to the power module,control head and the body control module. There is a code for serial data(i don't remember the number and t...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNGC26K5R
This truck came in for running rough at idle and still has the same symptoms. Serious Engine misfire which can be felt through the whole truck and gets worse as engine temp increases butis still noticable when cold but very minor. Distributor was replaced due ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1940S
we recieved vehicle after failing emissions.the vehicle had a miss and failed on all three on the emissions.we found a bad plug wire and a sticking injector.we replaced injector and plug wires and vehicle runs great but still fails emissions.replaced cataltic ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oil consumption VIN: 1GCGK29U1X
vehicle returned with just under 2000 miles since oil change and pcv valve. customer added 1 qt. and we added 2 qts. for a total of 3 qts. no visable leaks, no smoke from exhaust. let sit for 4 hours and started with no smoke. vehicle is driven by 17 year old ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L battery drai VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
I have a battery drain. One problem is this thing is 4x4. when I disconnect the battery hook up my DVOM in line on the milliam scale, the module for the 4x4 on the passenger kick panel constantly goes on and off, same as if I use a test light. I had to unplug ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L 4th gear VIN: 2G1WH55KXY
This transmission will neutralize on 4th gear deceleration. When cruising at freeway speeds engine rpm will drop to 1000 when you lift off the throttle. There is no resistance, the car will just frewheel, feels like it is in neutral. When you step on the throt...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W82
Vehicle came in not running..found no fuel pressure..power at tank.replaced with new and shipped . nice and easy...Week later vehicle comes in on wrecker..test fuel pressure..none..test power at tank good...replace with new ACdelco unit again.vehicle runs 2 we...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W72
Blazer came in with check engine light was off and customer stated light comes on at times and sometimes it idle funny.Test drove blazer and is running okay.Checked codes and got po131,po171,po300.Check freeze frame and got freeze frame for po171.The fuel trim... Trouble codes: P0131, P0171, P0300
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E84
When the car does'nt start it has no spark. There is nothing consistent other than leaving it cool off for a bit then it starts again. It will run once its started and will not leave you stranded. I have wiggled the harness, repaired 1 ground and inspected the... Trouble codes: P0443, P0645, B1440, B2587, B2964, B3128
1984 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7HB23T5E
van came in on the hook. no spark was found. checked continuity from cavity 2 to coil - and had 230 ohms. checked voltages at coil and above results. dont understand why voltage go away when ecu is grounded. checked for spark with ecu disconnected and was none...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L vibration drivetran VIN: 3B7HF12Z5W
Truck has a bad vibration when gets hot at about 45 mph.Sound like its coming from transfer case.As long as you acceleration it doesant make the noise.Deaccelerate it doesant make noise.Coasting is when noise startes after getting hot.You can put in 4 wheel dr...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L autostick VIN: 1B4GP74L3X
Hay Tech,s Having a problem here,with one of those ever since you tuned-up my van i have lost 4 miles to the gal! But in bringing the van in to check out i had no codes in history and no mil.Just for kicks i checked codes at trans and found 1796 autostick inpu...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L alignment VIN: 2B4GP2539Y
the serpentine belt works its way to the outside of the powersteering pulley then starts fraying and eventually breaks.
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L 2-4 shift error code 42 VIN: 4E3AK44Y7S
This beast is sometimes intermitten, good for 3 days, bad for 1 day then good again? Repairs made seem to help then the same problem. This vehicle also at 55-60 mph neutrals out, I turn ignition off, (still at speed) start in neutral shift to drive, alls ok, g...
1966 Ford AC Cobra 427CID Mechanical
A good friend just acquired a fresh built cobra replica (fiberglass}.He installed a 427 ford side oiler he bought on E bay?now it's at my place with some issues. The cylinder heads have been machined an excessive amount, so the push rods rub on the holes where...
1970 Ford Mustang 351CID power steering VIN: 0F04H14813
Hi all, I am hoping someone has experience with this old power steering assit system. This car came in with the stationary bracket for the power steeing cylinder torn off the frame. To gain access to repair the frame and bracket, the control valve was removed ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FTDR15X5P
installed aftermarket flywheel due to flywheel breaking. found original flywheel had the three welds on the center hub. found bulletin for this condition. vehicle returned with broken flywheel again. checked converter mounting face and found it not competely f...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
Vehicle came in for a smog, check engine light on and hc's were high. Found PO340. Checked the cam timing and the marks were right on the money.Lab scoped the cam and crank sensor with a dual trace scope. Patterns look excellent. suspected the pcm as the probl... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT05H1V
I have this Ford Aspire that the EGR passage is blocked. I need to know if these passage can be cleaned without removing the Intake Manifold, I'm not that familiar with this 1.3 Engine Trouble codes: P1407 (egr system)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Glow plug VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Hey Ford diesel guys- Hoping someone has had this happen, and has an easy solution: I'm replacing the glow plugs (one failed), and all but one came out just fine. Problem is that the #6 glow plug casing threaded out, but left the electrode/center pin still stu...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P24
truck came in for oil in the coolant system we found bad oil cooler we replaced it put everything back together. it took a long time to get it started it ran for about a half hour . we shut it off and it would not start again . we did a few test and after talk...
1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Spark VIN: 1HGED3553K
Here is the point at which I need input. The pick-up coil is visibly worn, with the coil windings seeming to be coated with melted resin. The sensor part looks oxidized and possibly damaged (the screw from the rotor?), and my question is: can the pick-up coil ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L spark plug VIN: IHGCB7246N
one of our technicians had this car in a couple months ago for misfire, he found it to be # 3 cylinder spark plug gap closed. replaced and was fine. car is now back in shop and both # 3 and # 4 spark plug gaps and closed it looks like it has come in slight con...
2006 Honda ACCORD 2.2L seat belt chime VIN: J1HE48TTY1
i have a customer who wants the seat belt chime to not sound. i didn't even know about this, but he says his '05 grand cherokee has the option of turning the key on then off then on and buckling the seat belt 3 times, this will shut the chime off. he said his ...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Electronic VIN: JLAC4B140X
Good Morning, Need some help with this NPR. firstly i need to know how to pull transmission codes on this model and secondly what vehicle in MOD can i use to compare this with. After pulling codes i would need to a trouble tree for the codes. Thanks in advance...
1992 Jaguar XJ12 Vanden Plas 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW484XC
This came to me a no start, found no fuel pressure. after locating the pump relay I found it was switching OK. sO I remove cover to tank and found the wires to the pump. I noticed what looked like a splice a couple inches away from the conecter to the pump. I ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stop Lights VIN: 1J4G248S7Y
Grand Cherokee with no stop lights only with headlamps on. The third(high) stop light functions fine always. All stop light work great untill you turn headlamps, or park lamps on, then they go out. Rear park lamps work also untill you hit the stop lamps then t...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJB7237W
Hello to all. I am pulling what litle hair I have left out on this one. Came in with p0101 code and diagnoised maf signal erratic tightened connectors on maf and tps checked grounds at right side of pcm and out on the battery tray. Replaced maf sensor. Left ru...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: WDBDA28DXJ
Hello all you Mercedes Techs, I have the car from hell here!!! Customer came to me to install his supplied used transmission,(88 190E 722.4 transmission) thought no problem. First used unit did not work at all, now the second unit at least moves but I am havin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas/abs VIN: WDBJF65FOW
Help mercedes technicians. The bas/abs, traction light comes on at times, This happens intermittenly. I have got a brake switch code in the past with a generic scan tool. I have already change out the stop light switch twice with o.e.m. parts. One time while i...
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MELM53U3P
Need some input on this Mercury guys. Failed California emissions dyno test for high nox. I have checked for vacuum to the egr and at 15mph I have 8 inches of vacuum to the valve at 25mph the computer stops controling the egr solenoid and fails test. I have ho...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK54F8S
this vehicle currently has no computer ground control on number 3 and 4 injectors. we have checked the power to injectors, its good. we checked wiring from ecm to injectors and it tests good. we have replaced the ecm with a new one but the problem remains. we ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L alternator VIN: 4A3AA466L5
this vehicle charges fine for the first 30 seconds,then voltage drops to 12v.With first rebuilt alt the battery and brake light came on at the same time. With second rebuilt alt, the bat and brake lights dont come on when alt stops charging. The alt will start...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
after replacing the crank sensor the misfire feels the same, but the scan tool info shows #2 crank sensor is not droping out. i pulled the distr. cap and i see no tracking inside the cap,the rotor shows some wear.i had the same problem with a 4cyl mitsu,and th... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L suspension
i have this mitsubishi giving me problems.any help would be appreciated,when you turn the wheel one way and then cut it back it makes a clunk.or if you apply the brakes at the end of a stop when the suspension shifts forward(like body roll)it makes it to.any c...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NIED28T0Y
hello nissan chaps,have hard codes FOR KNOCK SENSOR AND LINE PRESSURE SOLENOID that sets rightaway and a slight jerk.called some nissan techs,no help,my question is,has anyone seen this before?your help is greatly appreciated.
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Compressor VIN: 1N4DL01D0Y
This car has no compressor clutch engagement. We checked for voltage at compressor: (None) Checked for codes: (None) Checked for ECM input signal at compressor relay: (None) We are not getting a signal from the ECM to ground compressor clutch relay. We have ch...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L signal lights VIN: 1G3WH52MXS
May seem a bit amature but i cannot locate the signal flasher , pulled glove box, radio, heater controls , left side under driver side covers--- some say under hood, does not appear to be there , rest say under drivers side above steering column but either i a...
2002 Other Chrysler sprinter 2.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WD2YD241X2
Thanks for your help in advance- Only after entire vehicle has been thorouhgly hot soaked, this vehicle seems to intermittantly ignore the throttle pedal. If you hold it in a cruise position for more than a few seconds the engine drops back to idle. if you mo...
1988 Other European SILVER SPRIT 364CID Seat Belts VIN: SCAZS022B4
This vehicle is equipped with automatic seat belts that ride in tracks above the front door openings. They were working a little sluggish and some WD40 took care of that. The problem is that the passenger (R/S) belt does not retract when the passenger opens th...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L fluid VIN: YS3EF4824X
Our local Saab dealer is out of Saab ATF fluid which must be used in this automatic. Is there a alternative synthetic ATF I can use. I have Mobil #1 ATF in stock but do not know if it is compatible. Thanks
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear differential VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Replaced wheel seals 4 times replaced pinion seal 4 times replace rear shoes 4 times replaced wheel cylinder once. Have had this truck back four times and I replace seals and 3 months from now it will leak again. Rear differential air vent valve stopped up the...
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 4TASM92NOX
This Toyota runs fine at idle. Very hesitant on takeoffs and has no power unless at WOT. Fuel economy is very poor, averages around 12 MPG. We have checked all the basics. We have scanned it with a OTC scanner and the only readings that look strange are the lo...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L refueling VIN: 5TENL42N61
Hi ! As you see the millage, this truck is used by dilivery company. they refueling gas twice a week, but from last week , its hard to refueling gas, because it goes very slowly only. they try sevelal gas station. same as it is. We exchanged refueling neck ass...
2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: JTDDY32T12
Downshifting problems are causing engines to over rev, which cause spun rod bearings, bent valves, or both. I have spun rod bearings. Have any of you seen this problem? Did you repair or replace with a new short block. Did any of your customers get help fro...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L noise VIN: 4T1BE32K13
hi fello techs, i have this camry with rattling noise in the intake that there is a tsb in alldata for. an up-dated intake for the noise.my question is (which my toyota dealer can't answer) does anyone know what is causing the noise in the intake and if the cu...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B3X
VW Techs I have this 99 2.8 Passat here from another shop. Right side cylinders # 1 2 & 3 are weak at idle. The exaust stinks. Above idle @ aprox 1000 rpm it seems to smooth out. The check engine light oil & red brake warning lights are all blinking at the s...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Car came in with overheating complant. We found that it had no coolant movement, pulled the waterpump and found that the plastic impellers had broken in half. When we pulled the timeing belt the cam was off 1 tooth, when we installed the new belt we put it bac...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSS29M51
what am I missing? you can feel the engine miss. vantage ignition tester shows 0.5 power kv on cylinder one. cylinder 2,3,and 4 have 11-14 kv. vaccuum is low. live data on vag-com shows constant miis on one and intermit miss on 3. I feel it something mechanic... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L horn VIN: WVWPD63B21
we have this 01 Passat, has a four spoke steering wheel, the part I changed is the cruise set/res/cancel switch, this also is the little brain that the radio controls go through, the horn goes through, and the cruise control. I got the radio working, got the c...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L gauge,cooling fan VIN: YVILS5545T
Hello Volvo Techs, Got what seems like might be a simple problem but this is the only Volvo I've seen like this. Customer came in with a CEL on ;pulled a Po115 engine coolant temp circuit malfunction. MOD got me confused right away as I didn't know if it is a ...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L piston rings VIN: YV1LS5648V
engine has too much crankcase pressure. i have replaced breather box all hoses and air intake orifice. replaced rings with new volvo rings. cylinders looked perefect factory hone marks and no lip or ring wear. rings were a little cruddy in piston grooves so i ...

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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L valve train VIN: JH4DC2399Y
Well, Finally got to the bottom of this one, we found that the rod bearings were manufactered wrong. we got rod bearings direct from another the maker, rechecked all specs on rods, found that the last set of rod bearings were not actually .030 over, BUT when y...
1980 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
Many thanks for the 10 replys of help. The answer came as I rechecked the airflow meter signal, when I grounded my vantage to the body of the airflow meter I got many drop outs, even tho the harness ground wire to the air flow checked out good. Running a groun...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Steering VIN: 3G5DA03E22
Thank You for all that sent replies. I Replaced the front hub assemblies with Origanal equiptment And all is woring fine. Thanks Again, Dan
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
Thanks to everyone who replied. Pretty much everyones ideas i already covered. I went over this car again and drove it for 160 miles and could never get the car to stall. I did eventually get the car to ping and miss on accelleration. (intermttent). I checked ... Trouble codes: 1599 (engine stall/cc power mngmt).
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L reverse warning leds
The help offered by the people who replied was invaluable. The diagnostic connector was found under the right center seat. The connector was taped to the harness, and the seat needed to be removed to access it. No big deal, just 4 bolts, then reach under the c...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY23PXN
after running alltests again it all lead us back to computer replaced computer for the second time and fixed problem.the first computer we got was bad Trouble codes: 16 (low resolution pulse fault), 42 (est error).
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.4L Surge VIN: 2G1WN54X7N
Well this one is finally out of my hair. Most of the replies said check for power or ground problems at the computer as the customer may have jumped it backwards. I talked to the customer and he said that he had not jumped it backwards. After doing some checki...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GDDM19W5S
Hi everybody,thanks for the excellent information.Three tranmsission solenoids had no power to them.The GAUGE fuse was blown & guess what,this fuse also feeds power to o2 sensor heater circuit.The o2 is 3 wire sensor,so if there's no power to the o2 sensor it ... Trouble codes: 66 (3-2 solenoid), 67 (torque coverter clutch solenois), 83 (torque converter quad drive).
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCGK24R6W
Thanks to everyone who replied! The fuel tank noise problem (sucking in) was the vent valve plugged by debris! First time I have run into this problem. Easy fix (thanks to the info!) by pulling off the cap and cleaning it. Fuel gauge problem (needle quiver) wa...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L tire preassure sensor VIN: WISED65925
well i went to the dealer to do the relearn, with no luck, after diagnostic was perform at the dealer i was told i needed a new receiver and some wiring repair for the same circuit, of course i didn't buy it, i bought one new preassure sensor install it use my...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L temp VIN: 1GCHK29U82
Couldnt find the prob with the unit so we bought a junk yard unit and overhauled it and it works great thanks for all your help Jim
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52J62
thanks for all the replies and all the hard work we all do this car left with the dtc p1352 still present and the customer knows that it will probably need a pcm/bcm the no start condition is fixed and that is all the customer wanted at this time so i will cal...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L fuel leak VIN: 1GCEC14X64
Seems this is a common problem with vortec ngines using this injector setup. All 6 replies stated replacing injectors would resolve this issue so to further protect myself i replaced the housing at the same time. Customer opted not to go to dealer due to time,... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3HC56F9V
Thank you to all tha replied if i would have wrote each persons name down then it would be included in this close but i would still like to thank everyone. We did use the cam lock tools which i did recheck again and again it was on the money each time checked ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
got 4 replies on this one. all 4 replies said problem most likely carbon deposits on valves & valve springs. waiting on customer to decide to return car fix problem.
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B7HB21X3V
Yes , the coil was replaced with a OEM. I ran redundant ground wires from battery to PCM ground wire. I finaly ran 3 test bulbs to the dash, one to coil +,(ASD POWER), one to PCM ignition feed, and one in parralle with coil,(kinda like a noid lamp). I drove th... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary circuit).
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7MF36D6W
hey all as it turne out after finally getting the truth out of the customer, the abs pump was gutted out and the wireing to the module was hacked up. cust tried to say it was my fault it was like that, i have never worked on his truck before. so i pushed it ou...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L pinging VIN: 1B7GL2AX21
I let the customer drive this vehicle for 3 weeks to assess the sucess of the repair. Many said to update the PCM to cure this problem however the customer was reluctant to spend $800. What I did do was use Chrysler top cylinder cleaner-2 cans-and let it soak ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L ecm VIN: 1FTEX14N0P
This truck is done. My costumer decieded to to use a jasper 302 instead of 351. I shared with him all of the responses I recieved. He decieded it was to many new parts needed. We installed a jasper 302. The costmer is very happy his old one was completly wore ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Albert, Tom and William hit it right on the head, within a couple of minutes of posting I might add. The problem was the wires that go from the PCM to the coil. We used motorcraft pig tail # WPT207 (which we got from our local ford dealer)and ran the wires dir... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign coil A primary malfunction), P0342 (ign coil B primary malfunction), P0301 (1 missfire), P0305 (5 missfire).
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZX1727Y
This ford is fixed at last. Sorry it took so long to post fix but customer would only let me have the truck one day a week for a couple of hours. Most of the sugestions were MAF senor which we replaced with no difference. Fuel pressure was mentioned, which was... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2).
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L p/s pump VIN: 1FTRW08L61
Problem was two defective p/s pumps. Two different suppliers but the same reman. Ford reman took care of the problem
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53U52
We did inspect all the fuses no problems found. We came to the conclusion that the problem is for sure in the ECM. Thanks to Tom from New Jersey for mentioning the ECM is under an 8 year 80,000 mile warranty. The customer is returning to dealer for warranty. T...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L P Codes VIN: 1FMZU73F82
Hi to all Thanks to all for your assistance, it has been a great source of assistance and will continue to assist and support as well. Sorry for the time on reply but I need it to have the parts downhere from US, and got them today. Problem was from the 4X4 ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34Z23
The fix for this vehicle was the motor mounts. Moving the motor with a pry bar changed the vibration-that was a hint that they were bad. However visually the mounts looked good and when loading the engine there was not much movement. On disassembly the passeng...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Hard start VIN: 1FTRW08L73
I want to thank everyone who replied. I had already checked most of the things mentioned. One thing I did that wasn't mentioned was I cleaned the throttle plate. This is one of the first things I did when the truck came in. I wasn't really expecting this to be...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L94
Well this big Ford is fixed and on the road again. I would like to send a special thanks to Mark from Conneticut for pointing out that if I were having trouble with a lean condition I should have positive fuel trims. This makes since, however this one time it ... Trouble codes: P2197 (O2 sensor stuck lean), P0172 (System too rich), P2195 (O2 Sensor lean).
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GKDT13W1S
This was unfortunately one of those cars thats been hacked up by a few others before i got to it. What was happening was that it would run great in park. But as i drove it it would immediately burn the coil. When putting the car in drive, the torque on the eng...
1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L take off VIN: 1GKFK16RZT
After much testing we found the 3-2 downshift solenoid to be shorted when it got hot. Thanks to all that replied! Jim
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHUD14N8T
Thanks for all your help. I finally figured this one out. After checking everything, i decided to start rechecking stuff. As a result of being in to big of hurry, i didnt check the timing belt close enough. One of our techs had just replaced it (painted refere...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY15XYA
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. I hooked up the labscope to the crank sensor wires at the ECM and observed the voltage. It turned out that the crank sensor had a weak signal as the engine warmed up, enough to keep the engine running but not enough t...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L transfer case/abs VIN: 5LMPU28A7X
I'm going to have to close this request without a fix. The vehicle has not been back for a recheck. I didn't get much help on this one. A couple of you stated I shouldn't have a front shaft speed unless it is in 4WD. I know we had to raise a front wheel to get...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L Excessive Emissions, rich VIN: JM1EC4247P
thank, for the help, the maf key on was 4 volts and full load close to 0 volts, it didn't make sense to read almost half the voltage at idle, i bought a used maf now reads 2.88 at idle system goes into close look and burns alot less gas, thanks mario Trouble codes: 16 (egr position sensor), 17 (no change in o2 sensor), 24 (feedback system problem).
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
Guys, Was not able to duplicate concern with test equipment on.I believe it is a fuel pump issue.The only thing I noticed was the fuel pump did not energize until motor was being cranked but would build pressure & start I am not sure if this is normal or not,I...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Stall VIN: JN1NB353X1
Thanks for the help on this one, when the customer came to pick up the car, we went for a road test on the same road the problem happened. It was when you went over one of those grates on the road on the right hand side at a pretty good speed, boom the engine ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A circuit malfunction).
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Steering VIN: 6X21454625
Evening everyone, Thanks for all the help. It turns out that there is no problem replacing the tie rods on the vehicle if you use your head. We used a pipe wrench and welded an old socket on the end so a torque wrench could be used on it to properly tighten th...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cruise control actuator VIN: JM1BJ22543
Hello to all,I would like to thank Steve [...] from New Mexico for his response,he put me on the right track.I didn't notice that the actuator does make a clicking noise when engaged at slow speeds (42 kph to aprox.65 kph).During my swap of parts I didn't a...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L rear ride control VIN: WDBEA90D2K
Well I guess you guys dont work on many old Mercedes! One reply from wrench, thank you very much, was helpful because it led me to solution. What we found was the lever broken off of the rear air ride sensor causing it to go to full height. Re-attached lever, ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L power windows and suroof VIN: WDBJF72F8V
thanks for all of the help it was the controler located under hood with all of the others. type 210 theft and locking runs the windows and sunroof again thanks for the help...found used on car-part.com for fifty, windows working perfect...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L parasitic draw VIN: JA3AJ46G6T
well this one is finnally fixed after finding the two shorts that body shop left for me i found that body shop left gas cap off for some time and tank got water in it so i replaced tank pump and sender and all is well sorry for asking for help on this one basi...
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