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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4UA2655W
Help! Stranded in N.Carolina! My personal car; acted up 4 weeks ago; rpms dropped off like ignition was cut off; would pick back up at about 2,000 rpms. Does not want to run above 3,000 rpms; acts just like rev limiter is cutting engine out and then picking ...
1999 Acura TL 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 19UUA5642X
v vehicle came to shop with no oil pressure. replaced oil pump & filter housing with no change
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L transmission VIN: WAUKE5448L
This car will shift fine one time and shift like it's in limp mode the next. I have the european software for the Modis, but it tells me it does not recognize the module. I can pull codes, I get code 00549 for Consump Sig Intermittant. Any ideas? I'm hoping fo...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L head gaskets? VIN: WAULT58E32
This 3.0ltr Audi looses about a quart of anti-freeze a week. There are no visible leaks but a distinctive smell of burning coolant when started cold. It also has a misfire code set for cylinders #2 & #4. Pressure testing the system over night and inspecting th...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Immobilizer VIN: 4USCH9331X
Hi BMW Experts & fellows ! car towed in .try to start it crank but no spark. found codes in DME : anti tampering protection EWS. in EWS module 1 code 43 : undefined & 1 voltage suplly EWS control unit , fault frequency : 28 times. I suspect the EWS module is f...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABM5342Y
hello, i'm about to venture into changing the vanos unit on this bmw. supposedly, there are some special tools required, which i think i have. i cannot find any instructions on this. i'm very certain, i need some. can someone please help me in my search for in...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L clutch VIN: WBABM3346Y
need to replace clutch, just starting to slip, any pitfalls or land mines we need to be aware of? alldata shows specical tools required to reset disc and center, do we in fact need these? thanks in advance, jon
1990 Buick Skylark 3.3L Surge, Stall, Long Crank Time VIN: 1GYNM1YN0L
Hello all, thanks for any help in advance. I'm going to try to be as descriptive as possible so please forgive the long post. Problem 1. When starting engine cold(below 50 deg)engine starts with no problems. If I start right after I turn off, it will start...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW53L8M
Hello techs this is a best friends car! His first complant was the car would not accelerate. Then it would not start! when it was towed over it was hard to start and when I drove it. It started out in third gear and ideled very high. scanner showed coolant -39... Trouble codes: 15 (coolant), 16 (batery volts), 21 (tps), 23 (air temp), 58 (anti theft system), 68 (cruise system fault)
1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on
Good morning. I have this century belonging to an older gentleman that sets an EGR code P1405 solenoid 3 failure. The car runs great, no detonation. With a voltmeter on pin C in the EGR valve, I can watch the computer turing on the solenoid during normal drivi... Trouble codes: P1405 (EGR solenoid 3 failure)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L battery VIN: 3GBDB03E42
Hello everyone, i need some help here, this vehicle has a parasitic draw that seems to be evading me. it's seems to be related to fuse 48 in the underhood fuse block, that fuse feeds a few fuses in the center console fuse block. I've checked almost all of them...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD52B2S
customer stated throttle was stuck,shut off and had towed in,tow truck driver sprayed wd40 on throttle cable,problem will not reoccur,looking for way to manually test isc motor and tests for idle switch,cables are fine ,no frays or restrictions,if intermittant...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L head lights VIN: 1G6KS52Y8T
I scaned for body control modual vehical dose not suport it cheked all the fuses relays and evey thing is in place
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L blend door VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
hello, have a duel hvac system ,blend door not operating for drivers side, new blend door actuator installed.still no movement.have power and ref. at acuator.programer ok.no codes,no binding of door.thanks for help
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427CID Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 194377S117
I have been having a problem with this car Breaking Down. The car idles fine and under a mild load it runs OK but under a heavy load it breaks down. this happens about 3800 rpm. I'm thinking that the 2 2bbls are not kicking in but it's been raining for eight d...
1985 Chevrolet El Camino 4.3L temp gauge VIN: 3GCCW80Z6F
Hi Everyone, the temp gauge in this car stays at the bottom all the time, key off or key on. My Mitchell diagram shows a seperate 1 wire temp switch for the gauge. I found a 2 wire sensor for the ecm located next to the thermostat housing. My component locator...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1FP22S7R
Vehicle came in back in August 2005 for a significant amount of work ranging from the driveability concern to power door locks and a coolant flush. Customer complained of rough idle. Diagnosis at that time seemed to point to bad wires. After removing and re-ga... Trouble codes: 77 (Digital EGR Solenoid 3 Error)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19MXT
Students are working on a vehicle that failed an OBDII emission test. The P1406A Code sets consistently. Like an EEC IV Ford, the EGR position sensor reports open at idle. The EGR Valve has been replaced to no effect. Key on engine off we show .88 volt (both... Trouble codes: P1406
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L heater core VIN: 1GCEC14V5X
installed water pump 3 weeks ago because of leaking. customer came back last week complaining of noise coming from inside the cab upon accerlation(2000rpm) noise is coming from the heater core area. lines pinched off noise goes away. water pump was replaced ag...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5241Y
Customer states that while driving multiple indicators will light, including CEL and theft, at random. 13 different failure codes are stored in 5 modules, with another 8 stored as duplicates. Many are U10xx. Remainder are PCM U1301, P1626, ABS C1254, C1295, BC... Trouble codes: U1000 (Communication), U1016 (Communication), U1040 (Communication), U1064 (Communication), U1088 (Communication), U1096 (Communication)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L engine VIN: 2GCEK19T8Y
this engine has a knock/scrapping noise in the engine. we've had the belts off. the noise is always there and it is noisy at idle and louder at 1000 rpm. it turns into a kindof lifter noise at higher speeds. we've pulled the flywheel inspection cover and check...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L turn signals VIN: 1GCHG35R31
hello everyone, we have a fleet of 2001 and 2002 chevy g3500 express vans that 2 of the vans turn signals flash faster then normal. we replaced turn signal flasher and turn signal switch - still the same. we replaced all turn signal bulbs and check all sockets...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNEK13T22
Truck originally came to me last october with no start condition and bad fuel pump. Replaced pump and filter, cleaned throttle body for maintenance, and all was good. Then customer called me a few days later and was experiencing stalling when releases throttle...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Engine noise VIN: 1GCHK23GX2
Greetings to all This noise is driving our customer crazy. The noise is a chirping noise coming from engine compartment. Noise is only present under heavy acceleration or if customer is pulling a trailer up a grade with moderate acceleration. It seemed to us ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Noise VIN: 2GCEC19V33
Hello all. This is my personal vehicle. I just noticed the other day 2 very distinct and different interior rattles. I have taken the instrument panel upper and lower trim panels off and driven it and still can not pinpoint where the noises are coming from. Th...
2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.0L ride quality VIN: 1C3EL65R82
Replaced origional tires w/ H speed rated tires, customer complained of rough ride, harshness @ 40 mph, changed to t rated tires , have rotated and rebalanced, no chnage in ride. Have checked service bulletins , no help there, no abnormal noises, just seems to...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L tachometer VIN: JB3XE74C8M
when warm, the tach goes crazy after 4000rpm. my snap on modis says thet the rpm is rising normally...even while the tach has hit 7000 and bounces.all fuses and sensors seem ok, but crankshaft sensor #2 never exceeds 1992 on my scanner. no check engine light o...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7KF26C6S
Hey Guys, Got a weird one here. Now I am not too familiar with Diesel Pickups. This one came in as a no charge, No Tack, No Speedo, Transmission Won't go into high gear. Being that I am not too familiar with these. I naturally put an alternator in, no good. ...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Sets code VIN: 1B7KF23C7T
Hello friends! The problem with this truck is it sets P0118 and can't be cleared. (Sets code right after clearing).I purposly set other codes to see if they could be cleared with no problem. Also, CHECK ENGINE works during bulb test but then goes out and never... Trouble codes: P0118
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Calipers VIN: 3B7KF23D1V
97 and 98 Dodge R2500 HD 4WD trucks with brake problems. The trucks have OE size tires and suspension, one is used for towing a trailer for a landscaping business. I have had two dodge pickups with the same problem, the front brakes wear out way too fast. The ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L mil lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N7Y
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Cooling fan VIN: 1B4GP45311
This van has no cooling fan operation with A/C on.I can ground the signal wire for the relay at the PCM and the fans come on.To me aldata is'nt very clear on this.If I'm reading it right,the A/C on switch sends signal to the PCM to turn on the compressor and I...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS58N32
In advance thanks for the help, this is my own personal vehicle, I have code p0440 general evap system fault that comes back on in a few days after clearing codes with modis, I have put on a new gas cap about 3 months ago, today I actually tried to figure out ... Trouble codes: P0440 (General Evap system fault)
1978 Ford Bronco Custom 6.6L Rear Main VIN: U15SLBH422
Hi all, I am replacing the rear main on this 78 bronco 400. I need the torque spec for the rear cap. Thought someone out there my have it. we don't have manuals for this old of veh. Thanks
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N8G
Truck stalled and shut down about three miles from the shop, so I let it sit for about two hours or so and came back later, started up just fine and ran back to the shop. Replaced inline fuel filter on the frame as well as the canister filter on the switchover...
1989 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKF37H6K
Hello everybody this is my first post so forgive me if i forget some info but i will do my best this website is priceless Well here it goes this is our own shop tow truck 1989 F 350 351w auto 3spd problem was intermittent but is now constant. it will start and...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP64R1L
customer came into shop requested tune-up due to stalling problem at red light and stop sign done tune-up now problem is worst will not idle right unplug iac motor car will idle for 10 minutes or so then stall out if iac is plugged in car will not idle at all ... Trouble codes: 41 (ego not working), 91 (o2 sensor not switching), 72 (no map or maf change on throttle snap), 73 (no tps change), 25 (no knock signal during self test), 13 (cant control rpm during low rpm check)
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M3M
I cant pinpoint between a coil problem or the module. I dont have much ford experience. Problem was consistant, found corroded terminal on top ignition module connector cleaned and repaired now it's intermittant only runs on 2 cylinders, has dual plug per cyli... Trouble codes: 176 (rich exhaust), 222 (2nd coil pack misfire), 223 (idm no referance), 224 (no idm data)
1991 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L starts, won't run VIN: KNJPT06H3M
Since installing the parts listed in Related Repair History I have checked all the circuits which seem to be working all right. My gut feeling is a faulty module which the owner returned and got another. The results were the same. When the engine starts and th...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP74W4N
Patient c/o running rough, misfiring. Extracted code for low MAF signal. Observed datastream using both MODIS and NGS (just to make sure someone wasn't lying), both scanners show 0.00V for MAF output signal. Verified actual MAF signal using Vantage downstream ... Trouble codes: 157 (mass airflow maf signal too low.)
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L right turn signal, VIN: 1FBJS31Y6P
this is a good one first off when turn right turn signal only on interior cluster lights flash with turn signal,when you apply brake pedal all parking lamps come on .brake lights on when headlights are turned on .checked out turn signal switch if you rasie up ...
1993 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14N9P
This Van came in with failed emissions on Nox only. I applied Vacuum to egr...no change. Took EGR off vehicle, and found the port plugged. Cleaned the port, applied vacuum to EGR and engine cuts out. Retested...Fail. Checked Vaccum supply to EGR. 6 hg under lo...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTDXO8W8V
Hello, I'm looking for the T\C shift relay module on this truck. MOD says it's in the center of the dash near the RPO relay block. I found other relays but the wire colors don't match. This truck has a build date of 4\96 but the vin and emmissions lable say it...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Oil Pan Leak VIN: 1FTHX26FXV
This truck came in with a large oil leak. We cleaned it up and found that it had a leak coming from the the right rear corner. We pulled the engine and re-glued the pan. The customer came back with a leak on the front ridge of the pan. We then pulled it back o...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Hi all, thanks in advance. We are trying to get an emission test done and this has a trans code P0705, range sensor malf. we have tried a sensor and the code and check engine light pops back on immediately. we took it to a very reputable trans shop they tried ...
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42X4F
Dear techs I have a 1999 mustang that pulls right on normal braking conditions. I have installed pressure guages on both front calipers. They move the exact amount at the same time. I have closely checked the complete suspension including ball joints, outer t...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTPX18LXY
truck will not accell acts as if running out of fuel,cust replaced pump and filter.i scaned and found maf out of spec,unpluged maf,runs good,(slight miss)used known good maf from his brothers truck (same make/model)truck ran great,got a reman from napa,3 day...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45S91
This vehicle is a bus that is used for short runs from a parking lot to a local hospital. The engine runs without a flaw when it is cold. But once it warms up it misses bad when it is put under any kind of load especially when pulling a hill. The local ford sh...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP44481
This car will misfire for the customer, but not for us. It has happened to them three times, 2,000 miles between each time. We replaced plugs and wires as a maintenance service, but it did not improve anything. They say it happened at a stop light and continue... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl. 1)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4 wd VIN: 1FMDU72E22
Hello iATN, The problem with this Explorer is the electronic 4 wheel drive is not working. The symptoms are with the key on engine running if you push the 4x4 high button, the indicator in the instrument panel cluster lights and the transfer case engages. As ...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Security VIN: 1FAHP56S53
Okay here is a fun one!! This car came in with a complaint of the factory alarm going off when ever it wanted to. The alam would not do this until the accident but did not do it until the car was fixed. When it first came in I found that the body shop left a b...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel level VIN: 1FMZU73K83
I wanted to update but couldn't do it because of previous update, what I want to know is how can I check the flex pump module if I dont have a solus (I have modis)or if gauge can be checked after the pump conventionally by grounding and removing ground to have...
1993 Geo Tracker 1.6L driveshaft VIN: 2CNBE18U9P
Hello all this car has a very noticeable vibration-growl starting at about 45 mph up to about62 mph,before or after these speeds is barely noticable.There appears to be a noticable amount of play at driveshaft slipyoke where it enters transmission,can move it ...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3646M
The complaint on this Civic is misfire and hesitation under load. It is easily duplicated and I found that the injector pulse goes away esp when hot. It will then sometimes restart and sometimes wont start unless you let it set for a few minutes. When it runs ...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Lack of power VIN: 2HGEJ1226R
I have a Honda Vtech 1.6 and am experiencing lack of power and when the engine is running the gas pedal is very hard to push down but with engine off the pedal seems fine.I have checked ignition components,throttle plate binding and cable binding.I have also c...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2042X
Hi I am working a nightmare Jaguar XK8. The customer bought this car not running. We found out that, due to the severe oil sludge in the cylinder heads, one of the drivers side camshafts has broken. We got a hold of some used cylinder heads and replaced them b... Trouble codes: 341 (Camshaft position sensor bank A), 1341 (Manifacturer specific)
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L tps VIN: 1J4FJ68S2W
i have a check engine lite on with a po122 tps sensor voltage low in trans module and a po700 code in ecm. useing a snap on modus tps sensor voltage is .1 volt in trans module but if you change to engine controls ecm reads .8 volts. we replace tps sensor and t...
1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ28S8W
customer is back with a po123 and a code 89. i've read about the clockspring problem for the tps code, but i have no info on code 89. any info on code 89 would be appreciated. we also didin't get the vin burned onto the pcm, it was a saturday and the dealershi... Trouble codes: 89, P0123
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L compressor VIN: 1J4FF68S5X
What I have here is a Jeep with a siezed compressor and the cust. does not want to spend the money to fix it correctly,(as in the compressor, drier and orifice tube). I have seen in trade magazines a/c compressor by-pass pulley and bracket assemblies and have ...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S3Y
Help Chrysler/Jeep guys! Big Challenge! Here we go,,, This Jeep was bought in Colorado in march, It was flat towed to Texas, upon arrival the new owners noticed it didnt run well and check engine light was on. Code p0121, p0108, Checked fuel pressure and it is... Trouble codes: P0121, P0108

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1987 Audi 4000 Quattro CS 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUFB0851H
Most of the replies stated to check the fuses as the row that appears to be spares has the main engine fuse. A couple noted to check the intake hookups. The problem was no electrical signals, so checked the fuses and the box. Someone (gotta love Ebay) sloppily...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS module VIN: WBABJ5327R
Thanks so much for the fast & useful replies. At last the BMW dealer can confirm that the pedal travel sensor is exist.I'll call cust. to bring the car next week & order the right part ,that this car not come back here for the same code. Again IATN win.Thanks ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBADE6321V
The owner of the car is going to try to sell the car as is the noise is not real bad and may go away with more driving I think he should replace the lifters. thanks for all the help and ideas. Duane
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS Module VIN: WBADN6343Y
Thanks for all the great input waiting for customer to make up his mind on spending the money. Will put info out if the new control unit fixes problem. Mark
1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Brakes VIN: 1G4CW53LP1
Fix was to make many quick slow downs from 50 - 20 mph at distances to allow cooling periods, to reseat linings, also some stops in reverse to allow rear adjusters to fully reset. Some did not read all, as machining was done at several cuts and at slowest spee...
1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4BN52P4R
we think we have this one fixed, we changed the PCV valve to fix the iac low counts of 0. We also found that the surging problem only happened after car was good and hot, we ended up replacing the coil to fix this problem and we have not heard from the custome...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HR52L6S
Thanks for all the replies. After replacing the ECU the vehicle runs great no more stall or studder. All the gauges work normally. As soon as old ECU put back in same old problem. So Installed New, Customer happy and problem solved.
1984 Cadillac Seville 4.1L Low pedal VIN: 1G6AS6987E
As David said I kept getting air out of the R/R caliper, replaced it again an problem gone.
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1LD55M4S
This Corsica was a true odd ball. After reading all the replys I went and ohmed each injector back at the ECM. All injectors were 12 ohms, so no issue there. I thought about it and I decided to just check my power at my injectors where they are all spliced tog...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCGK29F9S
It's been a while and it looks like the oil pressure sender is the cure. Interesting, but I thought the relay worked in parallel with the sender full time. A second look shows the relay only energizes during crank. Lesson learned!
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R8V
sorry it took so long to close wanted to be sure it was repaired, the problem ended up being the charcoal canister, it was saturated with gas not alowing the system to breath. the evap system was plugged up, cleaned system and replaced canister, and so far all... Trouble codes: P1441 (evap system flow during non purge).
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J2Y
Thanks for all the help with this one guys, changing the ignition switch took care of most of the problems, I checked my local dealer about a reflash for the 1404 egr code & there was not one for this vehicle, cleaned egr & passage way & my monitors set with n... Trouble codes: 135 (02 heater sensor 1), 141 (02 heater sensor 2), 443 (evap purge control), 443 (evap purge control), 463 (fuel level sensor low), 719 (tcc brake sw signal low).
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E1Y
Well Scott you were right it was the mass air sensor. Shinny on one side black on the other. Test drove after cleaning and saw 110 gps of air. I guess going to open loop was not a factor at all. thanks for the help. Paul Trouble codes: P0131, P00, 137 (sensor 12 low voltage).
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L 4T40e transmission VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to this help request. I had some really good replies, Andrew and Ryan hit the nail on the head though. We tackled the IAT codes first and sure enough found the wires broken at the connector. Got a new pigtail and c...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L master cyl and booster VIN: 1C3EL56U81
Replaced the master cyl and cleaned out booster.Oh by the way,the vacuum hose and check valve is on the front of the booster.That means there will be alittle vacuum present at the mounting hole when the engine is running.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Noise VIN: 1C3EL56R74
Customer has failed to return car to us for further testing/diagnosis,1 responce indicated a possible purge valve causing the noise,I wanted to test for that,but customer has not returned.
1993 Dodge Spirit ES 3.0L 2-4 shift solenoid VIN: 3B3XA5637P
We found that the ignition switch had an intermittent voltage drop from a terminal in the ignition switch which had been superheated and would intermittently lose voltage to the etax relay. there was also a lot of corrosion on the ground wire, which is located...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L ABS control unit VIN: 1B4GH54R3P
Thank you every one i phoned at least 6 different chrysler dealerships before i found one that would honor the lifetime replacement waranty.They replaced the pump and motor assembly as a unit threw in a new master cyl also all problems solved. Thank you again ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7KF23641
hi group had many great responses, went through everything again, and saw one time the voltage on tps went to 5 volts when the actual voltage was around 1.5 volts took a while for this to happen, so started unplugging things, last thing to unplugg was the cloc... Trouble codes: P0123.
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L air conditioner VIN: 1AC375B451
They have replaced most of the A/C componenets, (They were needed) and also the WOT relay and the problem is still present. They pulled the glove box as Glenn suggested looking for loose vacuum hoses and found none. Customre has decided to drive the car as is....
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L engagement VIN: 1FTCR11X5R
sorry that it has taken so long to post the fix. i took all of the advice that i had recieved, and came to the conclusion that the valve body needed to be replaced. customer had just bought the pickup for hauling stuff to the dump and so on so did not want to ...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11N2S
scope testing the clockspring was a great start, but led me no further than previously diagnosed. chased some wiring and rechecked pin tension to no avail. found no actual faults even back and forth with ford techline. when push came to shove, I rewired the ma...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1V
This fix comes from the realm of the Twilight Zone. The customer was told when he purchased the car that it was 'cold blooded' meaning that to operate well it had to be warmed up. After expending countless hours and numerous attempts to fix, we thought there m...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L radio, door chime VIN: 1FTDX08W2V
Actually the weather has fixed this vehicle for now. Customer was aware of the windshield leaking. Removed the gem module and fuse block under dash and found slight corrosion in fuse block connector pins. Took picture of corrosion for customers file. With the ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L idle @ turning VIN: 1FALP13PAV
Sometimes the simple things can fool you. I found a vacuum line that was not seated fully. When the car would turn right,{ hard & under a load} it would cause a vacuum leak at the throttle plates. I installed a new vac. line. Plus installing a new serp. belt. ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter solenoid VIN: 2FMZA5141X
thanks for all the help. turns out it was a hydralic problem, the trans shop had a hard time taking my word on it but finally disassembled the trans and put a seal kit in and also replaced the converter. thanks again JOHN [...]
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Parking lights VIN: 1FTSX30SXX
Hi Folks. Sorry ttis post is late but the vehicle had to take a back seat for a while. The fault lay in the wiring harness behind the instrument panel. 4 wires had heated and crossed with each other. I had to get behind the panel and wiggle the wires. The whol...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L front brakes VIN: 1FTWW33F21
First I want to give thanks to everyone that replied to my questions, it was a lot of help. After considering all the repairs that were advised I swapped rotors side-to-side. After this the truck began to pull toward the right, but not as extreme. The rotors m...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTRF14202
I would like to thank all for the help on this van. But it turned out that the new (from ford)air bag controler module was bad. Ford ordered me in another one and we installed it today and just like that everything worked. So again thanks to all! Jay Terre...
1991 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDM19Z8M
Thank you for the help. I had 10 replys and most said distributor or pick-up coil. I replaced the pick-up coil and the stalling problem is 90% better. I am still going to try and find an OE GM distributor and get rid of the aftermarket one. In the future I wou...
2002 GMC C8500 7.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GDP7H1C72
Thanks to Roger and Virgil for your input. I had a feeling that I would need a scan tool to diagnos and Roger confirmed that. I took Virgil's advice and contacted our Cat dealer to see if the vehicle was still under warranty. Unfortunately it is not, sent it t...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L engine VIN: 4S6DM58W0Y
sorry it took so long to answer back vehicle had left us and went to the body shop all it needed was the control coil to be replaced thank you.
1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JNKCP01P4M
Tom led us in the right direction (Thanks!) it should be ported vacuum, not manifold vacuum at the EGR transducer. We came to this by verifying that the hose was at the correct port on the throttle body, we removed the hose and plugged it, retested for vacuum ...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Speedometer VIN: JNKNG01D5R
Hi Guys. Thanks to all for helping. There was power going to cluster from the VSS but the speedo was still not moving. There are no broken wires or loose contacts. Someone had been into the cluster before as some clips were broken and screws turned. Customer j...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L blower VIN: SAJEA71C34
This vehicle was still under warranty, but the customer wanted nothing to do with the Dealership. As it turns out the blower unit we changed was a apparently just a controller. Since we had very little information on the vehicle we had to make a best educated ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L crankshaft thrust bearing VIN: 1J4GX48S01
Thanks for all the help. Brian [...] was on the money.The balooning of the torque converter was the problem. We found the oil cooler clogged up. It would not clean so we replaced it. We also replaced the lines. After that the transmission started making noise so...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: LANDROVER1
Finally fixed this truck. First I want to thank all of you who responded to my help request. Thanks to Phil H who sent me some decent wiring diagrams. The repair involved fixing all of the damage that the owner and his friend did trying to fix the truck in the...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L rear wiper/dome lights VIN: SALHC1348S
The replies all stated the same results. The MFU uses door switch inputs and the rear window switch input and the dash mounted o/h [...] switch to control the dome lights. The rear door/window switch also tells the mfu to lock upt the rear wiper if the window ...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y61
it looks like the fix had to do with the carbon build up in the imrc valves and intake. i put about 80 miles on the van and the customer has had it back for a few days and so far so good. i spoke to the owner last night and all is good. thanks for all who resp... Trouble codes: P0300.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: WBDBA45AXE
There were several different recommendations. I checked distributor cap and ignition rotor. Rotor was not burned through and was not arcing to ground. Fuel volumn was 1 quart in 30 seconds. The screen at the warm up regulator was inside the fitting of the larg...
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