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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Flywheel VIN: JH4KA8176S
I need specifications about the dual mass flywheel. How much play on the springs is acceptable? Any info will be greatly apreciated. Thanks
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Radiator VIN: WAUCB28D6W
Hi, And 1 and1/2 days later the radiator is leaking from two points towards the center of the radiator core, no outside damage. We are going to check for voltage in the coolant as soon as the new radiator is fited, suggestions? thanks, Bill
1993 BMW M5 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSHD9311P
We have a 1993 BMW M5 with a check engine light on. Tryed to scan with our Carsoft system and it would not scan. Scand with a Snap-on 2500 and the code at came up was 100 ECU output stages, shopkey has nothing on this, and Snap-on does not have any troubleshoo... Trouble codes: 100 (Ecu output stages)
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEF6329S
hi all any help would be great.replaced crankcase breather,throtle plate gasket,intake gaskets and spark plugs with all factory parts .car came in with codes 203 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 2,201 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 1 and 12 o... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control bank 2), 12 (oxygen sensor bank 2), 13 (oxygen sensor bank 1)
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WVSB69321V
Hey All, Not sure where to go from here. This M3 has a noise under the valve cover that actually sounds like the cam chain is hitting the valve cover--although it is not, it just sounds like it.It is noticeable at idle and very noticeable at 1100-1200 RPM. The...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L top VIN: WBABK7324T
this car came in with motors disengaged and top in closed position. i manually put the top down, engaged the motors, and initialized the system. after cycling the top several times and making some adjustments, it works perfectly when opening. when closing the ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Have replaced this sensor twice, front-drivers side. Still setting code. Inputs/outputs Ok. Has good ground and power to sensor. Anyone run into this before? Thanks! Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sens B1 Sen1)
1983 Buick Regal 3.8L oil blowing out of dip stick hole VIN: 1G4AM479SB
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L coolant VIN: 1G44P52K1V
what we are experencing is engine oil contaminating the cooling system . the system has been flushed numerous times .any help would be appriciated .
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L theft deterrent VIN: 1G4CW52524
when vehicle would not crank door lock and alarm worked fine. opened doors with key and remote. no help. no voltage to S terminal on starter, remote switch to s terminal with key on vehicle ran and died in 10 seconds. Scan tool interfaced with all modules exce...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6CD53B1N
This Cadillac came to me with a sometimes it acts up at the stop light description. The car didn't act up the first time I had it so I did a complete tune up since at 165K miles it had never had a tune up. The vehicle ran great and left. It returned a week lat...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y6V
hello fellow iatn members. i need some guidance on a cadillac i took on to repair. was towed in as a no start. theft problem message appears on dash. when i noticed the mileage on this vehicle i figured i would be looking at a bad ignition lock cylinder. i wen...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KF5799Y
Greetings,I have a strange problem here.Vehicle intermitently has absolutely no power,drives like its exhaust is plugged,or lack of fuel.Whats strange is when it happens,if you shut the car off and restart it will be fine.Everythiing I can see on the scanner l...
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L radiator fan VIN: 1G1FP23E6N
Hi Guys! I need to inquire who would know what GM/AC Delco fan switch part numbers that I may use to actuate the radiator cooling fan at a lower temperature than this vehicle was designed for. I have this vehicle that runs so damn hot you can fry eggs under th...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L Cuts out, backfire thru intake VIN: 1GCEK14Z5R
Truck came in running poorly, backfiring thru exh & intake, egr code, iac code & knox sensor code plugs & wires replaced 1 yr ago. we replaced dist cap & rotor(corroded), egr valve (seal blown)idle air control motor(carbon build up )rebuilt fuel pressure regul... Trouble codes: 35 (idle air control motor)
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKDM19W7T
1996 astro, which way does engine come out, bottom with subframe removal or thru front (will have to cut core support)? book pays 7.5 hrs. ,doesn't seem like enough either way. thanks, pete
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L oil pressure VIN: 1G1JC5241V
Hey GM techs, this Cavalier is getting on my nerves. Engine had very noisy t-chain and gears, and oil light would come on at hot idle. Recommended to replace engine, customer wanted to try to fix. Replaced t-chain and gears, and tensioner/guide, removed oil pa...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E4Y
Vehicle came in as a no start but initially started. After a few starts, vehicle stopped starting w Security light activated. Found a remote starter installed and key would come out of ignition in run. Replace lock cylinder and removed car starter, putting sec...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU03EXY
the camshft position sensor was failed. mitchel show that the replacement labor is only 1.3 hours. however, in order to removed the camshaft sensor, i shoud removed the power steering pump. furthemore, i order to removed the power steering pump, i have to remo...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Vacuum System VIN: 1GNCT18W71
The customer changed his control head and brought the vehicle to us to check his installation because it wouldn't switch vents. We checked and found the recirc door motor and mode door motors diaphragms ruptured. We replaced both and the system ran well for a ...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L abs module VIN: IGNDT13WXI
Vehicle came in with complaint that abs and brake light on intermitently. Becoming more frequent. Tested for codes found CO265. Have tested for power and ground on 2 wire connector. Seems OK. Removed other connector from module, looks clean. Also may be unrela...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L cooling fan fuse VIN: 1G1JF52442
Cavalier came in with SES and traction control light illuminated. Fuse for fan 1 is blown. Found code P0480 in memory. Replaced fuse and blew 30 amp immeditely. Tried 30 amp circuit breaker and fan ran but breaker kicks out. Bad week for test equipment.. Amp c...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Engine VIN: 3C3EL55H9Y
This Sebring has a noise in the front of the engine when cold. It sounds like a power steering pump buzzing and whining from being low on fluid. It makes the noise with the drive belts removed. I found a few post about the parts in the timing cover causing noi...
1993 Dodge B350 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 2B5WB35Y6P
The van will cut off driving down the road. After one to five minutes the van starts right back up. I can't get it to cut off in the shop. I've replace the pcm, crank sensor, and asd relay with no fix. When the van cuts off I lose power to the ignition coil an...
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7G623YXP
hey guys, i have this dakota/dodge that acting like it climbing mt everest at idle,,,running fuel rich at idle , cold or hot, no codes at all,,first thing had no flare up, due to faulty idle speed motor, replaced, ok, spark plugs black , fouled out due to full...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
This is a second request for the same car that I have been working on.You may all recall I had a problem timing this 2.7 junk engine.However,I removed the timing cover found the chain was on backwards,and out of time.Thanks to all that responded,I then lined u...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start
Hi All, I have a 2002 Dodge Neon that I am looking at for a friend. It is a no start. There is an injector pulse at the number two injector only while cranking. There is one injector pulse to cyl 4 when first cranking then it stops.The other injectors receive ...
1995 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2E3HD56T9S
This vehicle is not my promblem, however trying to help a freind out. The vehicle is stuck in 2nd gear and won't shift up. The vehicle has a turbine sensor and output sensor. The signals from both sensors which are ac type are at the transmission module. pin 5...
1985 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L brake system VIN: 1FDJE37L8F
hi guys this one is a problem. we have replaced the brake pads, rear shoes, brake booster, master cylinder, combination valve. all parts are motorcraft. the brakes stop ok, but try a panic stop and you need both feet. you cannot lock up the brakes. please help...
1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9592K
I have not completely duplicated the customers complaint. He complains of hard starting/no start when cold at times. The only symptom that I have found is that the throttle actuator does not kick up the throttle lever until 5-6 seconds of cranking.Also when th... Trouble codes: 13 (no response from throttle actuator), 23 (tp sensor out of range)
1991 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJE34H3M
this one is the service writers girl freinds van. he said it would run when he shot carb cleaner to it, couldn't hear the in tank pump, so i installed one, my fault for not checking. i found no injector pulse during cranking on #7-8 , battery voltage on both t...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Axle VIN: 1FTEF14H2T
This F150 is killing me. Has a shudder on take-off like bent axle, or trans slipping. Trans has checked out ok, drivetrain has been gone over, Has had complete replacement set of tires and wheels, balanced and re-balanced. Shudder still there, most noticeable ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHX26G4V
Hi this ford runs fine it has had promblems in the past like fuel pumps netural safety sw. coil the latest is now when driving on expressway the truck will die but you can restart it also did it at idling at the shop. I had the fuel press. tester hook up and t...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Replaced master cylinder twice, rear wheel cyliners leaking bled all brakes. Pedal still fades. Any ideas Jaime
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1234E5627V
1997 Ford E-150 Van came in today, customer complaint: Hesitation on acceleration from stop when engine is warm. I must say I have pulled my hair out on these vans (4.2l) before with these same problems. First off no codes in memory or during koeo or koer. I h...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L trans solenoid failure VIN: 1FMZU72E5X
truck came in on a hook. cust. said while driving the truck began to lose power. the more she pushed the gas the worse it ran. finnally truck quit. when first looked at the truck idled fine. as soon as i put it in gear and gave it gas, it bucked and died. when...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18LA9
I've got this Expedition with a customer complaint of a noise on right or left turns that he first noticed on an incline. Upon a test drive I would describe it more as a vibration under the drivers seat. It is only evident on a gradual turn under a load. I've ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L dies VIN: 1FTRX08L8Y
The customer reports the truck will some times start and die 3 or 4 times then runs good. The theft light flashes dimly with the key off. The engine is about 1Qt low on oil. The C1284 indicates oil pressure sender is at fault,could it be that simple, replace t... Trouble codes: P1260 (Pats system), U1147 (SCP data fault for vehicle spec), C1284 (oil pressure switch failure), P3003 (miss on 3 cyl)
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L switch/compressor VIN: 1FAFP36331
a/c will not turn on ,little green light on botton doesnt come on either,control has powers and ground,green and orange wire goes from control(manual control) through low and hi presure switches to pcm,if power is jumped to this wire at control head pcm turns ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L speedometer VIN: FTYR10D53P
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. This is my first request for help so bear with me on this. I am a Subaru Tech by trade, but am working on a Ford Ranger Pick up truck. The truck came in with the Speedometer not working, the interior room light not get...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14564
Dear IATN members:My son is looking to buy a 2004 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 engine.It has 38,000 mi. on it.I have been reading some real horror stories about the spark plugs blowing out on these engines.What I would like to know is A)-has Ford straightened this ...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: FAFP71W64X
Bank one too lean. This sets a code at 1800 rpm and 50 miles of driving. When cheking data stream in shop and driving the short term fuel trim is not lean but on the rich side. Seems like a fuel problem with fuel but cannot find a way to check fuel pressure si... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean Bank 1)
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GTFG25M9X
Good afternoon people. I have this vehicle that boggs when trying to accel. Problem is intermitted. When client starts vehicle up and starts to drive ( client depresses throttle pedel about 2/3rds of the way down) the vehicle will hest. for about 3 to 10 secon...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L evaperator VIN: JHMCB7673N
hi all got this honda with a cooling problem, it came in not blowing cold. recovered .5 lbs from the syetem performed a/c service (r-12) and now it blows cold 42 deg F only out of the right vent and 70 deg F out the center and left vent. the low presure is 5 p...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1HGCB7656N
When this car is idling is running fine, when car is being driven it feel like missing, transmission little hard to chage gear. The main problem is whenever the car come to stop, the engine will die and will star after the engine is being crank with the igniti...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
This Passport has Bank 1 dead, Bank 2 is strong. No MAJOR vacuum leaks, no vacuum leaks period that I can see. According to the data, Bank 1 is running dead rich (plugs and blackened O2 sensor would confirm). Bank 2 is running lean ( plugs and O2 confirms). Pu... Trouble codes: P0134 (tps), P0101 (B1S1 not switching)
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W5Y
He has had Check Engine light for a while, they blew engine up, we installed a used low mileage engine and light came on on test drive with these codes. We have tried diagnosing but with no luck. Cannot find much info at all about the ION sensing module in the... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit), P1340 (ION Sensing Module Cylinder Sync)
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L won't shift VIN: NONE
i did 3 transmission fluid exchange on 2002 honda odyssey, after service was done, car would not shift to 3rd gear until 5 to 10 minutes later. any body run into this situation. i would like to know what's going on? thank you for any information.
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JNKAY21D4P
It seems that the exhaust cam on the left side has seized. After considering the amount of labor to repair a old engine we decided to try the used route. Here is my problem. My connection at the salvage yard could only find high milage 93 engines, but found a ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58WXY
this rodeo came from a local used car the only history they know is how a bird talks( cheep,cheep,cheep). this rodeo is giving me a is popping at cold start.give it 15 seconds it clears does not act back up till it sits at least 12 hours...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stability VIN: SAJHX1243W
We performed a timing chain replacement and valves were bent on right head. Before repairs were performed, the ABS light was on and the message center inicated a traction control and stability control failure. The preliminary tests point toward a bad ABS contr...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51D42
Hi, This Jag has a shimmy in it. Under heavier acceleration between about 30-55 mph the vehicle shakes. It just seems to shudder. At cruise it is fine. Low speed it is fine. We have balanced and rotated the wheels. We replaced the drive shaft with new center ...
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L transfer case grinding VIN: JCMT7891JT
This is a 88 4x4 jeep cherokee that when in two wheel drive the transfer case makes a grinding noise like the chain hitting the case, but when I dissassembled it twice I found one bearing bad and one washer missing on the planatary geag set. After repairing bo...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L injector pulse VIN: KNAGD12612
we got this vehicle towed to us. check for no start. we checked fuel pressure and volume, spark, plugs, compreeion, all good. we loose the injector pulse while cranking. i think it is theft detterant related but i have exhuasted my info resources to no avail. ...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L charging VIN: KNAED12673
when driving car the battery light comes on checked battery and alternator with vat45 all system's show good. Is there something I am missing is there any relays that energizes charging system that could be interminent?
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L long crank VIN: SALNY222X3
Hi folks, I have this freelander with a 2.5l that on rare occasion has a long cranking time (approx 5 seconds) but other than that it seems to run well. I have little to no info available on this truck from MOD and IATN archives so I am looking for direction i... Trouble codes: P1471, P1472
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brake line config VIN: 1LNLM81WOT
Hi I have a 96 Town car in which someone else has removed the brake lines from the abs unit. I don't have any info on which line goes to which wheel. I do know that the third line from the front of the car goes to the d/s front.This one was not removed. If any...
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions, High NOX VIN: JM2UF1110G
Seems to be running too lean according to smog tech. Does not run too hot on temp gauge.No vecuum leaks. Does this carb has a problem that causes a lean issue? Help, this is my parts truck and I need it to pass Calif dyno test. Any direct help you can give, 40...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
This car came to us bout a year ago running poorly. We did a tune up to it and didnt run much better. We adjusted the MAP sensor and it ran OK. Customer didnt wanna spend alot of money at that time said ill drive it for a while. bout 10 months or so later We t...

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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA230XK
thanks to all that replied to my request-we rechecked all of our tests we did based on imput from iatn- all ok- unfortunately the owner of the vehicle would not let us continue- we needed to disassemble timing componants to check for cam gear, ect issues- he h...
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HR53L3N
Thanks for all the replys...First of all, I incorrectly posted the two missing cylinders...They were #2 & #5...We did try a module and it did not solve the problem...Next we replaced the ECM and so far it runs fine...Thanks again...Dart
1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NM54NOP
Well here goes. This buick had a few different things going on. first and formost was the misfire. We had a bad tps sensor there was no voltage change when you hit the accelerator, we replaced that and the hesitation went away. The second issue was the misfi... Trouble codes: 26.
1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on
Hi all. Thanks for all your help thus far. Customer hasnt returned as of yet, and I need to close this request. A lot of responses mentioned that the intake was partially plugged between the valve and the plenum. I am satisfied that it is clear since we have a... Trouble codes: P1405 (EGR solenoid 3 failure).
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD52B2S
after disconnecting throttle cable and verifying it wasnot the problem i checked the isc motor and idle switch,the part passed the tests,i opened it up and found the grease was like paste and the idle switch would stick,replaced with new component and returned...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No start VIN: 2G1WN14T7L
Found the wiring was melted behind the power steering pump. Repaired the wiring and car runs great. Thanks to all who responded!
1993 Chevrolet G30 Beauville 5.7L balancer VIN: 2GBHG31K0P
I was hopeing that someone would had an easy way to find TDC from the original mark. But no one had any thing solid so I used the stop in the #1 spark plug hole. Thanks to everyone who responded.
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNGK26N8R
Sorry I was so late to post the fix for this one and Thank you to all that sent a reply. Turns out, the actual fix/problem was something that not ANY manual would have pointed me to. Someone had pointed me to which was a VERY helpful site ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCEK19T2X
Many thanks to all the respondents. Most agreed on either fuel pump module or wiring to or on the module. I have replaced the module and, as Devin from NE mentioned, the four wire pigtail. I greatly appreciate the NAPA number for the pigtail that Devin supplie...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEG15W01
got my injector tester today. pulsed all the injectors without the harness on and got no spray still. awesome fuel pressure, awesome spark, starts with carb clean, relative new fuel pump, filter and new i can say is if you ever open these uppe... Trouble codes: P0300, P0200, P0420, P1381, P0128.
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L rack/pinion VIN: 1GNFG15T63
A few replies made it sound like I don't know what I'm doing. others were good suggestions. The dealer Rack/Pinion is Rebuilt not new, they don't offer a new unit. But it was the same as the a/c delco units, clocked off 1/4 turn. You can't reset the steering w...
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52F25
Found faulty O2 sensor, vehicle was setting lean code, fuel trim out of normal range. O2 sensor reading at extreme. replaced sensor. also found TSB for computer reprograming for lean condition problem, reprogramed also. vehicle runs well, no further problems, ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1).
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7KF26C6S
Hey Guys, Sorry For The Delay In Closing, we found it after about 4 Days Of Diagnosing. What it ended up to be was the sensor ground pin connection at the computer plug in, don't remember which pin number, but after unplugging and plugging back in to the compu...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG26X9S
Hi and THANK YOU to all 18 that replied . After checking all relays , fuses , crank and dist, sensors the problem was that the person that installed the engine placed a ground wire on a hot terminal, backfeeding power to pcm and not grounding ignition curcit. ...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Sets code VIN: 1B7KF23C7T
First off, THANK YOU everyone! I appreciate the responses. This engine DID NOT have a coolant temp sensor for the computer. We literally tore the engine apart looking for it. Also the wiring diagram from ALLDATA told us the location on the PCM connectors for t... Trouble codes: P0118.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L p/s pump VIN: 1B7KF22W3Y
flushed system with bg's power steering exchanger and bg's synthetic power steering fluid. test drove after making left and right turns and seemed to be ok. thanks for all the help!
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7MF33C52
It's fixed, mostly! 100% certain it is the PCM, heres how I know...with koeo, ALL fuel, heater, asd, pump relays removed, if you tap on the ecm with your knuckles the wait to start light flashes, the transfer pump is energized with each tap, and, about every f...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Trailer left turn signal VIN: 3D7MU48CX3
Thanks to Rob from British columbia , Craig from Texas , Nicholas from Florida and Rob from Kansas. Your replies confirmed my diagnostics. About the problem being in the power distribution module. I had not run across one of these before and I needed another o...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y4T
Thanks for the help. The head had all the exaust valves receding into the seats. Had 20% leakdown coming out the exaust. thanks D Trouble codes: P0306.
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Safety VIN: 3THY654TRE
brian from texas helped with the information on this one there is a repair harness for this truck. the info he sent was The following is the text of the Ford SSM: 17720 2000-2002 EXPEDITION/NAVIGATOR WITHOUT SIDE AIR BAGS - AIRBAG WARNING LAMP ON WITH DTC B199...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil filter VIN: 2FMZA51493
Thanks for the help. Almost all replies said replace timing cover. Got a used one due to customer not having any money and cured van. Took conver and pump apart afterward and could not see anything wrong with it. It was very clean, no debris. Thanks again for ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Rear of vehicle VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Problem ended up being rear differential and rear wheel bearings. Thanks to all for the very helpfull information. John
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12504
I guess we cannot win them all,truck went back to the other shop and then to the dealer for repairs. I have yet to hear back what the fix was. I really suspect a mechanical problem, but here are some tips I learned on this one. It seems to be a problem engine ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0307 (7 cylinder misfire).
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDS13S93
I want to thank everyone who replied to this request. The only thing that I was able to do before the customer picked-up the vehicle was to update the pcm. The customer said the light came back on a few days later, and that they would bring the vehicle back in... Trouble codes: P1523 (Throttle Plate Position), P0172 (System Rich Bank 1).
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES155Z2
Thanks for the replys guys, This one is fixed and down the road turned out that the idle air control motor was bad when dead cold (motor coil would ohm open cold and just fine warm) Trouble codes: P1519.
1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L compressor VIN: JNKNG01D6T
The ECM fixed it!!! I was a little reluctant to replace it because the Infiniti dealer in Scottsdale and Phoenix have NEVER sold a replacement ECM for a Q45. The self diagnostic test was done through the controller and the temp sensors were all accurate. After...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2341R
thanks for all your help. i received 4 replies and all 4 were very helpful.jim [...] explained that the computer is looking at the 02 signal and that the 02 system must be working first and that they work opposite of a standard bosch system because its a zirc... Trouble codes: 67 (secondary air injection system).
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L front end VIN: 1J4EZ58S8T
I want to thank all the tects that replied to my problem.Sorry for the delay but the customer only droped the jeep off yesterday.The first thing i did was to disconect both outter tie rod ends to see if both spindles turned freely.the one on the right side was...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L all gauges VIN: 1J4FJ6859V
Thanks for the 4 replies. Tested & replaced the blower switch and cleaned the G200 (near headlamp switch). Registered hardly any voltage drop across G200 but cleaned anyway. The switch did it...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58N8Y
I recieved several replies concerning the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Most replies pinpointed the tps as a possible source of intermittent misfire. This was the case and fixed the vehicle Trouble codes: 202 (injector control circuit problem), 208 (same).
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT8BF22G9V
hi group ended up being a plugged injector, problem was i did not want to pull upper plenum twice, was able to get under plenum to connector and verify i had a pulse which was ok, at that point ordered injector and all is fine, thanks to all who replied your h... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected).
1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W5S
I unfortunately did not want to close this post yet,however I recieved an email from IATN about it. The customer has taken this vehicle out of town and will be back next week to bring it to me. I have checked everything all you guys have suggested and really a... Trouble codes: P1359 (spark output circuit malfunction), P0782 (2-3 shift error pending global obd ii).
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E0R
after checking 3 times for a vac leak. i decieded to ck once more. i dont know how i missed it but i did. vac hose to purge valve had a pinhole in it. fixed it and car runs great. thanks for sending me back to the vac leak.
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L power soft top VIN: WDBFA63F3V
Thanks for the reply's, After complete removal of door harness I located 2 broken wires. Repaired and reset system, the top,windows, and door locks all work properly. Again thanks James
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L steering control VIN: WDBJ1F83J1
The customer did not want to proceed with solving problem at this time. I appreciate the responses. Three technicians said the rack and pinion can be a problem on these cars. They also suggested the ball joints could bind. It was simple to disconnect the tie r...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4MT31H5Y
thanks to all, after repairing some of the other problems created by other helping hands.(added repairs). replacing the fuel managment module fixed this one
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D5Y
ok i have had 2 repies to check egr. i blocked off egr and problem still present. test o2's while enriching mixture, no real change in o2 readings. due to the lack of info my scanner will produce i am throwing in the towel and sending it to the dealer. after r...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D12
This one was a pretty simple one, replaced the Oxygen sensor, shut the light off, no problems. The insides of the converter looked ok. They have a recall on it but the owner didn't know specifics, just that the procedure would take a day... Thanks to everyone ... Trouble codes: P0031.
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L overheating VIN: 3N1CB51DOS
I would like to thank everyone who replied. I didn't not see another valve behind the exhaust manifold. Turns out when I went to take the thermostat out I noticed a bolt w/ a brass washer, turns out this is the bleeder screw. I tried the air lift and that didn...
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L steering gear VIN: JF1SF6558W
I took the advice I received and flushed the system. The nylon screen was varnished and had sludge in the bottom. Problem did not reoccur while it was in the shop. The pump also seemed quieter. The customer will let me know, I am sure, if there are further pro...
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