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1994 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L ABS Light VIN: JH4CC2560R
After searching both Alldata & Mitchell I am unable to locate the test connector for the ABS. I have located the 2 pin blue connector on the lower left side of the glove box but according to sources I have researched that is the (p1) engine connector. Can some...
1990 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition Lock VIN: WAUZZZ8AZL
The ignition barrel on this vehicle has snapped off the tab at the rear, causing the ignition switch not to turn. I've removed the instrument cluster and lower trim panels but can't work out how to release the barrel from the lock assy. Has anyone come across ...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L radio/cell phon VIN: WAUEA88D6T
Hi All, This vehicle came in with a draw of about 100ma. I started by removing fuses and found it went away when I removed fuse no. 27 (I believe), it was the fuse for the radio (draw went to (50ma). The customer took the vehicle for a few months and has not h...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L airbag light VIN: WBABH732XV
Good morning BMW techs.The airbag light is on in this car.I have retrieved the codes and I have a code 5,Drivers belt tensioner firing circuit faulty.Alldata has no info on this system I am pretty sure it needs a seat belt latch but I am checking just to make ...
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Master Cyl, ABS Controll VIN: 1G4HR5310N
This one has me stumped. We have replaced the brake system from front to rear basically, Its a high milage car but the customer loves it. We replaced the booster and master cylinder, It left the shop every thing was fine good pedal and good brakes. He came bac...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L air bag VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
SET THE TWO LIGHT ON. Airbag and Check Engine. No code for the power train. Found the cod only for the airbag, B1159 and U1255. I check the SDM connectors located under the passenger side seat. Connectors seems good. Should I replaced the SDM?
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 Fleetwood 5.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G6DW52P2S
vehicle brought in from another shop/shops,with alot of parts hung.after hot, engine misfires under load.at idle, when hot idle will flare up & surge. no codes. have scanned,when idle acts up iac goes to 160,maf to 19.00 grms/sec, with closed throttle.left & r...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GNDT13W7W
Hello IATN. Working on a blazer that is being uncooperative.Customer [...] in with complaint that going uphill after driving a little while and unit is warm he gets a very loud and rough noise and vibration.If he stops and backs up it will go away.Also if h...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 shift hard VIN: 2GCEK19R1W
The truck came in with a very harsh 1-2 shift after driving the truck at least 20 miles, shifts normal before that. After about 20 miles the check engine light comes on and we get a code P1870. Then it starts to shift hard from 1-2 very hard and slightly hard ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6W
Hi techs, 2 weeks ago, this blazer was towed into my shop, crank but no start. Quick tap the fuel tank and it fired right up. Automatically we replaced the fuel pump and off the bay. 2 Days later, customer call in and said it would not start again. Hammer the ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T2X
Problem started with miss on #7. Cleaned Injectors and still had miss. Move injector 7 over to 5 and #5 started missing. Replace injector and thought problem was solved. At idle it shows no misfire but just slightly off idle it starts showing multiple misfire.... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire)
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E9Y
Hi All, I just got done replacing the lower intake gaskets on this car. I ran it for five minutes and turned it off. When I tried to restart it it would not start. I traced my steps from the repair and verified good connections and no pinched wires that I coul...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Electronic VIN: 1G1ND52J3Y
Hello everyone, I have a 2000 malibu that intermittant when a/c is on and in recir mode the light will switch to fresh and at times the a/c light will go off and on with compressor. All pressure is good and when system is working puts out 30-32 degrees at duct...
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N2X
Chrysler techs: I have this Sebring that has very low vacuum at idle. I've checked for vacuum leaks using smoke. The only thing that I've seen is leaking around the egr valve. The boss seems unconcerned about this because we've replaced egr valves on a couple ... Trouble codes: P1297 (no change from key on to engine start)
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Misfire, under load high rpm VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
Thanks for reading, hit the jackpot on this one (problem is it's my own car). Did a timing belt and water pump. Ended up replacing the rad. Car lost some power and idled a little rough (not really bad, though). Checked vacuum--16 in/Hg at idle. NFG. Tore it do...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L cruise control VIN: 2C8GP74L52
This is a reconstructed van. The cruise does not engage. The scanner does not show the correct buttons being depressed on the datastream. Can anyone tell me what voltage the switches are supposed to give out for each button. When I depress the on/off button vo...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EL 3.3L Steering VIN: 2C4GP34372
while at idle, steering the veh a groaning noise is felt and heard. please help.
1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2B3HD56F9T
Greetings fellow techs. Hopefully someone out there can point us in the right direction on this as we are stumped at this point. 1996 Dodge Intrepid came in the other day with a no AC complaint. Hooked up the guages and seem to have plenty of pressure (freon) ...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Head Pressure VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
vehicle came to me with an overheating problem. After inspection found debris between radiator and condensor. The fins on the condensor were badly folded and did not warrant repair, replaced condensor and flushed system. This fixed my overheating problem, but ...
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L Compressor Clutch
Checked pressure switches, clutch relay, R134a charge. Recovered freon, evacuated, and attempted recharge. Would only take .34 lbs. Anticipated blockage, recovered freon. Performed flush. Still would only take on .34 lbs freon. All A/C electronics passed AllDa...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN MISMATCHED VIN: 1B7GL22N3Y
hi techs this truck came in with a intermitent no start stall, if key was left on computer would turn fuel pump on and injectors , to the point that would hydro lock.there is a full explanation at the bottom of what else it was doing. we got a pcm from chrysle...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L locks VIN: 1B7HG38N12
THIS CAR CAME IN WITH THE DOOR RELAY BUZZING what seemed like in the central timer module. I had to unplug it because this was late tuesday evening and the customer want ed to come back. When it cam in I plugged the CTM back in and nothing happened, everything...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor power VIN: 1FTEX14N9R
Hello to all, This Ford truck is lacking power most of the time, will loose speed climbing hills, worse when pulling even the smallest trailer, ( 5x8 cargo trailer, the heavyest is 5600 lbs camper) Fuel pressure about 40 psi, timing ok, good vaccum. Heres the...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEE1421V
Hi Guys..vehicle came into shop for running rough and check engine light on. Scanned for codes and pulled P0340, tested cam sensor and found bad. We replaced cam sensor but not synchronizer because the magnet did not look that bad on sensor. Vehicle still has ... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cam sensor VIN: 1FALP13P5V
help ford techs --failed nys inspection po 340 camsensor , we installed new sensor from ford, cleared codes and did drive cycle , redid and same code , owner had sensor done at a different shop and there is no dashboard light - i think they took bulb out becau...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDEE1469V
we put a master cyl. in this thing a week ago. cust comes back saying it misses but, didn't before we worked on it. had a #3 and #4 misfire, o2 heater code and lean exhaust on bank 1. we replaced oe plugs and o2 sensor and it ran good. 2 road tests and no code...
1993 GMC Sonoma 4.3L No Start, NO START COLD VIN: IGTCST9W9N
veh. will not start cold. replaced fuel injector assembly. veh. will start with brake clean. after starting once cold, veh. will start the rest of the day, until veh. sitting over night.
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Motor Mounts
Sorry I know this post is out of the ordninary but this is one of those jobs I just have to fix for him, just trying to clean up or atleast make this mess work better. Here are the problems I am having: The rear motor mount will not line up, seems as if the mo...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL18661
Hi guys, this one came in with the customers transmission shuddering cold. Long story short, I found the drivers output seal leaking due to bad diff. I was told by the local Honda Guru. He said that Honda had a bulletin extending the warranty to 100K miles. I ...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L ABS & Traction Control VIN: 5FNRL18044
I've exhausted all my resources on this one. This vehicle was recently in other collision shop for repairs resulting from impact to front nose and brought to us by customer. Structurally the RF inner fender apron, rad. support and subframe were replaced upon v...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Compressor VIN: JNKCP11A4X
Customer says that she had a dead battery twice within a 2 day period and got vehicle jumped off both times. She the went to get a new battery and ever since, the AC has not worked. She says it would freeze you out up until that point. All fuses check out go...
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z7M
i need some help, i replaced the timing chain set. and now my fuel pump relays will not click, and the injectors will not pulse. i have spark. if i spray carb cleaner in throttle engine runs and runs well. i have good oil pressure, and its not low on oil. i ch...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c system VIN: SAJDA01N61
customer came in with no a/c complaint. for 2 days a/c blew 40 degrees. after driving vehicle a/c quit working. no ground at relay. somedata does not have any wiring diagrams. swapped relays. worked for 2 min then no a/c again. need help...please!
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2218S
This vehicle is in our shop for the first time. The owner says that if he drives the car for about 1 hour it will start to surge or buck and sometimes it will stall. When it stalls it sometimes starts right away and sometimes he has to wait a few minutes. We t... Trouble codes: P1522 (VRIS 2 circuit open or short), P1195 (egr boost /baro sensor open or short), P0725 (engine speed input circuit problem)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5L timing chain
Hello all. I am putting a cylinder head on this little "baby Benz" but I am not sure how to time the chain on the injection pump. I know Volkswagen diesels very well, but this is a different animal. I purchased several tools from Baum, which I think is what I...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L display VIN: WDBUF65J63
Dear Fellow techs I have this MB that has no display except errow message no display .No gaudges no turn signals no 4 way flashers no remote truck release from door or fop.I have shop key but no wire diagrams and I do not have scan capabilties to scan body cod...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L service msg VIN: WDBRF40J85
Hello to all members again, we have this MBZ C230 in for regular service and the service wrench message schedule 'B' cannot be reset according to the procedures found in AllData. Using the buttons on the steering wheel- scroll to display mileage on multi-funct...
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26CX1
customer returned for third time for po401 over a couple months of time.any problems with manifold pressure sensors or etc.thanks Trouble codes: P0401
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L stuck in 2nd VIN: 1G3GR62CXT
customer complaint is vehicle does not upshift after 35 mph. service engine soon light is on. test drove & confirmed that vehicle is stuck in second gear, seems like "limp-in mode". scan codes. P0758 present. performed tests for code, but could not manually/re...
1997 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1P3ES47Y0V
Hi Guys, This one came to me after it had failed the emission test 8 times. CO 9.2 allowed 20, HC 2.5 allowed 1.2, NOX 5.0 allowed 3.0. After doing a basic exam I found the knock sensor was not working and replaced it. The computer passed the EGR test but aft...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2JB54K3M
this is my own vehicle so its driving me crazy...car will not start when cold, cranks, has spark, has fuel, wants to start then dies. when applying throttle vehicle will start and run, have to feather gas for a few seconds and then will idle and run normal. on... Trouble codes: 42 (electronic spark timing)
1998 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L a/c system VIN: 2G2FU22G9W
System has odd pressures. It acts just like an expansion valve system with the expansion valve stuck open. Low side too high, high side too low, but this is an oriface tube system. Cooling is poor, maybe 65 degrees even driving down the road. Both cooling fans...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: 1G2NF52E21
help!!! this is my fathers car and i hate working for family. this thing keeps setting a code for rf wheel speed excessive variation. it started about a year ago and i replaced the wheel bearing assembly and all was fine for a week. then the light came back on...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L power top VIN: WPOCA2990Y
I have been working on Porsches for over 30 years and the design boys never cease to amaze me with their updates. Looking for anyone who has had the pleasure of replacing the drive motor and drive cables for the rear clam shell on the power top with the update...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT76L4K
Yet one more saab story. This car has been to every shop in town and we are its last resort. Vehicle starts and idles well. Upon light acceleration vehicle cuts out and will hunt from idle to 1500 rpm. Needless to say vehicle cannot be driven. We have found th...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48E2X
car came in 2 weeks ago with a blown motor, purchesed a shortblock from saab and had the head rebuilt and motor assembled at local machine shop, after installation and transfer of misc. sensors and such, motor started and ran fine. during initial test drive ve... Trouble codes: P1300
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3EF48Z91
hello, this saab has been to a couple of dealers and independents for this problem, and now i get to try my hand. It randomly dies and/or runs poorly. It's been doing it for a couple of years, and sometimes it will be 6 months inbetween failures. It ran very p...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, BUCKING VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
hi guys i have this toyota that when you give it 1/4 throtle it sratres to bucking.it will do it at a stop or going down the road.but if you unplug the maf.it will go just fine.i teasted the maf. buy alldataes reading and it showed good.we still put a new one ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Ok, im stumped with this car. It came in and customer complained of loss of power and hesistation on acceleration. Also the car wouldnt go over 20mph. Upon inspection the car needed a tuneup so we replaced the plugs/wires/fuel/air/cap/rotor and also the Distri...
1996 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L windhield wipers VIN: JT2D802T7T
Hi Everyone, I am working on this Celica after a few others have attempted. It has a problem with blowing fuses on the wipers. I have tried a new wiper motor and it still popped the wiper fuse. When I replaced the fuse, smoke bellowed out of the right hand si...
1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Valve VIN: JT3GM84R9V
Hi all, here is the grizzly tale, We replaced the engine in this 4runner 3,500 miles ago with a used engine (not my call), it ran good for 3000 miles then came in with P0303, missfire on #3 cyl. Found burnt intake valve on #3 cyl. Oh what a feeling to own a u...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA6332W
This car is in a friend's shop, and it's his son's car. Recent complete overhaul with reman cylinder head. Car ran one day, not the next. Engine spins as if there is no compression. The shop suspected a blown head gasket and jumped right into it, headfirst (so...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2KH470XY
HELP!!! Van from (Germany) This customer has been a very good one thanks in part to having five kids who all drive VW's.:) The complaint was/is van is stalling all the time. SES light on, scan it with my modis code P1582 pops up, go to Mitchell not alot of inf... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle Control Adaptation at limit VW 17990)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions
420 code, checked mode 06 data, replaced converter with new aftermarket converter, code returned, rechecked data, precat o2 just barely failed,but no code set. replaced o2 sensors with vw parts. dealer was waiting on six backorder converters so i tried differe... Trouble codes: 420 (catayst efficiency)
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWCR31C05
Customer brought the vehicle in for cutting out at higher enginge speed. The problem had been intermitant but now happens every time you accel. Customer replaced fuel filter thinking it was plugged. The problem was still there and brought it in to me. I'm a li...

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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Door locks, power windows, & sunroof inop; wipers VIN: WBAHD1313K
The general module was the fix. Thanks to all who replied.
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Stall VIN: WBACG5327S
Well, I think I have this one fixed. Seems the i.a.c. was sticking, and just needed to be cleaned.Customer has been driving for a few days with no problems.Never figured out why the v.s.s read what it did, tried another scanner, same readings.By the way,these ... Trouble codes: 81 (unknown).
1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7331X
Good morning lads 20 great replies pretty much all with the same message: replace the converter with OE! I did try one from DEC in CA first to have the same result. Interestingly, it seems as though these 318tis run so clean before the converter even has to ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L srs light on VIN: WBADT63401
This one seems OK now, we got the light to clear out finally. Seth from michigan called again and suggested as did most others that the codes were for sensors and squibs. Most common are the belt tensioners and the seat occupancy sensors as they reside under t...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5499X
all 4 cams where off two teeth each. wow it ran good for the cams being off. I fixed the back cams and ran it and the fuel trims where off on the front bank so I know the front cams where off to. funny part is when I put it together the first time I checked th... Trouble codes: P0340.
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKDM19W7T
apparently a lot of techs have not seen this one yet but a few had great ideas from removing sub-frame and lowering it out the bottom to cutting the core support out. GM sells a kit to re-bolt the core support back in after cutting it out. these models do not ...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L a/c switch VIN: 1G1ND52MXX
Well, everyone that replied had the same response the a/c heater control head, which is apparently a common problem with these cars. Customer was advised of required repairs and didn't have the money at this time, so the old unit stayed and they will deal with...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ac pressure VIN: 3GNFK16T8Y
This one is fixed, i replaced the rear expansion valve with no success, still had bad high side pressure. I then got back to the basics. Let me explain that i installed the small inline filter i got from gm dealer after the condensor but before the high pressu...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19T61
thanks for all the help with this truck it turned out to be the elec. part of the key and tumbler which i wanted to replace frist but our locksmith talked me out of it but thank for everyones help again. Trouble codes: P1631.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13WX1
Thanks, to all who took the time to help. the problem was the switch assm. although it tested good by the book, it must have been just out of spec. Our gut feeling was the switch, but it was very helpful to have another head to scratch. Again thanks to all, Bo...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L cooling fan fuse VIN: 1G1JF52442
The cooling fan was shorted. Jose from Cali hit it on the head. Fresh eyes on the subject helped. Unplugged cooling fan and dead short went away. Resistance was 8 ohms and the new motor was 4 ohms. Looking inside the motor after removal showed burnt windings. ...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L spark knock VIN: 1GNEK13T82
fixed vehichle by soaking carbon with gm top engine cleaner over night. worked wonders. Next time i will check compression first and see if it is to high. Thanks to all. ed
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GKDT13S13
thanks for all the replies and for the phone call from John in CT. turns out we had a bad o2 sensor.it would go into closed loop at start up and stay in loop for about 2 minutes all the while hovering in the 400mv range.after 2 minutes it would go into open lo...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L high idle VIN: KLATA52661
Hi guys this is sort of a fix! Thank you for the posts!I forgot I have a nice toy for checking the IAC, OTC makes a IAC tester , and IAC noid lights to help with testing this on gm/daewoo/pos The car turned on the mil shortly after posting this , tps code out ...
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7G623YXP
ok guys, many thanks,,,GOT IT.. even though egr /vavle closed, and plugged off,,STILL PROBLEM,.\ I removed egr valve, installed a block off tin plate,,VAC. BACK TO 18 INCHES**, installed a oem new egr/, reinstalled everything took for a good blast, runs great*...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Radiator fans VIN: 2B4GP4435V
The customer decided that he wanted to play with the problem himself. A number of responses suggested that the fan relay could be the problem even tho it tested good. The customer would not buy a new relay so I tried moving it and regrounding it with no chan...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L heater box VIN: 1B7GL2AXBY
Thank you for all 13 responses. i had one for a recirculation door broken and restricting air flow, 2 for blower fan either wrong direction or not enough speed. The other 10 were for restriction at the evaporator or heater core area. Out of the 10 there was 2 ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L od light VIN: 1B7HF13Y1Y
Since I am NOT a Transmission Tech, it was Best that Mr. Trans took a look at this. It took a few days for it to act up again and it was found that the temperature sensor in the trans was working, the trans was toast. Also the rear bearing was found to be in P...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N8G
Many thanks to the many gracious techs who replied, and i apologize but i have not been able to fix the vehicle at this time because of some extenuating circumstances and family emergencies. Again, i'd like to thank all of you who were so kind to help and I ap...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
Sorry for the wait. We are sure that the problem lies within the used motor we installed a year ago. After a good motorvac carbon cleaning and making sure nothing else was at fault we concluded it was a valve issue. Customer wants to live with problem since it... Trouble codes: P0305.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHX26G4V
first I want to thank everyone that help with thier replies I replace the map senor ign module road tested it an still had the promblem. ck the computer had a memory code 211 tach signal. replace plugs,wires dist. cap & rotor also notice that the prombelm only...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heat/temp gauge VIN: 1FTDF18W8V
well, truck is fixed,head gaskets replaced even though tests were negative. nothing visual after head removal, new gaskets & head bolts. problem gone. thanks scott note, we did job without cab removal, tough but doable
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1st gear slip VIN: 1FALP52U8V
I let the TM rebuilted and runs good now. Thank you every Super guys.
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Pump VIN: 1FAFP54N5X
The nightmare is over! Thanks for all the replies. Numerous people suggested using an additive to quiet the pump down; a couple even suggested putting gear oil in the system. We don't normally like to put a 'Band-Aid' on any problem. Based on a few replies we ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18LA9
Thank you for your responses. It turns out that although the vibration or shudder felt to be coming from the front it was originating in the rear. I changed front and rear differential fluids and transfer case fluid and road tested the vehicle to find the same...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L oil VIN: 1FMZU67E61
Quite obvious the consensus points to timing chain tensioner, Customer has put it on hold and most likely not repair it and just live with it. I would like to thank everybody who responded and enlighten me on the subject.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F41
Well guys, with all of your great help, this one finally left. I got an incredible amount of knowledge about these engines & how the engine management works. That alone would've been worth the fight, let alone fixing it too. Several replies told me to look @ a... Trouble codes: P0605, P0603.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: 1FAFP55S02
Thanks for all the help. I was pretty sure that the computer was bad but Alldata stated that if pcm fails spark is controlled directly from ckp sensor, but Nick from Ohio informed me that that is no longer the case. He also let me know that pcm is cover for 8/...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU75K72
I have waited a few weeks to post fix since problem was intermittant. It's been gone for about three weeks now and I haven't heard a complaint from the customer. No news is good news, I'm calling it fixed! Most of the responses pointed to solenoid pack problem...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMDU77E03
Many thanks to Greg from Mississippi, the PCV valve was the culpret. The valve seemed to be restricted. I replaced it with a new Motorcraft Valve and has not showed the same condition of oil burning as before. Also thanks to others who responded.
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTNE24L34
This vehicle left without displaying the problem so I was unable to repair it. One respondant said the pass side buckle could be shorted, but this code is for a short in the firing loop for the passenger air bag and is completely independant of the pretensione...
1998 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L abs VIN: 1GTFG25MZW
Customer declined any more money spent on vehicle. One iatn tech identified the brake system that we had with the proper codes. Sorry to say no futher information available. We wanted to replace the ebcm but had no proper way to bleed the system. Our genesis w...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Vent Tube VIN: 1GKDT13W2W
This one is fixed and out the door. After all all the help I got I found that the trans to transfer seal was bad completely over filling the transfer. I beleive this was caused by 2 things. One, when the customer had the trans flushed I believe they over fille...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GTHG35R82
thanks to everyone who replied to my help message .found the problem to be a short in the ignition side of the switch.problem was between ignition switch to the crank fuse. we ran a new wire between ignition switch connector c-100 to crank fuse sent customer...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L evaperator VIN: JHMCB7673N
First off, I want to thank the techs for the time spent reading and responding to my problem, most said highly unlikly a restriction inside the evaporator, the freon charge is correct, we use a good recovery ac machine, the heater valve is shut all the way, I ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ824PW
The vehicle has not come back to the shop since I last cleared the codes. I did find that of my 2 scan tools, one had a problem with reading obdII cars, and my other one was having issues also. I since replaced the scan tools. As for the Honda, the prior week ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0501.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brakes VIN: SAJNV4844K
Thank you for all of the replies, as of yesterday I received authorization to replace master cylinder/valve assembly. After replacing the ABS solenoid it the pump stopped running but still had pressure problem..not an inexpensive fix around $4,400.00 dollars t...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51D42
I received several suggestions - thank you. The alignment was fine though we did adjust the toe a bit. The vehicle could not be driven with the rear drive shaft disconnected. It was a front inner cv joint that was not running true and causing the engine to shi...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L warning lights VIN: SALTY1241X
The shuttle valve code is caused by shuttle valve problems inside of the ABS modulator, under the hood. Sometimes the entire modulator is replaced, which cost approx $2000. Land Rover bulletin 70/01/06 describes how to troubleshoot the shuttlevalve and how to ...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 4M2DV11WOP
I'm sorry its taken so long to close this. I got five responses, all were different ideas(all very good). One thing I should of done was try to shift it manually. My problem now is that the transmission is acting just fine now. It acted up for 2 days and it ha...
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