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1996 Audi S6 2.2L Brake Light VIN: WAUKA84A8S
The red Brake Light, not the ABS or Pad Wear Indicator light, is on at times. It will come on and flicker then go off. I am unclear as to what this represents, the brake fluid level is full, the brake pedal feels normal - does not seem to have a pressure acc...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L reverse VIN: WBAHD631XN
I'm trying to help out a friend. He had this Bimmer towed in with the transmission slipping in drive, he did a soft rebuild, reman torque converter. He reinstalled the unit and it worked well and had crisp, normal shifts in all gears, but had a three second de...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBABJ6323R
Hello, I am posting this for a co-worker, and I have not looked at this car. I am looking for things to check that may cause this surge under acceleration. He states that there is a gauge on the dash (fuel economy?)that flutters when the symptoms occur. Any id...
2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR54K72
keep gettin a b3055 key not present. did the key relearn a bunch of times, same code got master key from the cust. and still same thing. wondering if im just not doing something right. I asked the cust if he might have tried to jump start the car and crossed t...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1AW81W8J
customer complained of stalling at stop lights. I scaned vehicle found no codes and a lot of strange readings on test data replaced ECM started engine scaned it got no responce tured off then on engine not running scaned and got o2 codes replaced o2 scaned aga... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 fail), 61 (o2 fault)
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, asr failure VIN: 1G1YY33P4N
i can not clear service engine light or service asr light. replaced ecm and prom because if you even touch them the car will stall(before & after replcement). i have ran flow test for codes 36& 16 (ok).have read that asr shares ecm & ecbm, connected through ta... Trouble codes: 36 (high resolution problem), 16 (low resolution problem)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
injector pulse width(while cranking) very low .3,nozzles will spray for a second then stop,noid light at injector flashes bright for a second then flashes dimmer. nothing obvious on scanner,powers and grounds ok,good fuel pressure ,good spark,no codes,new cap,...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L brake hydra booster VIN: 1GNE119W6S
vehicle came in with the complaint of hard brake pedal and vehicle doesn't seem to have power brakes anymore. front brakes will stick for approximately 16 seconds after pedal is applied with engine running. we replaced the brake hydra booster twice with a re...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP3T213
Hello Gm gurus, looking for help on this one please. We have an ignition missfire on this Z28 only after the vehicle has been driven at cruise speeds 110-120 KPH for 15 - 20 minutes. It had a heated o2 code P0134 on bank 1 sensor one. With the Tech 2 on board ... Trouble codes: P0134
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Shoes & drums
Hi all, this truck is my Dad's personal vehicle and he's tired of complaning about the brakes (and i'm tired of dealing with them). I did a full rear brake job about a month ago, and adjusted the shoes out to the appropriate position to allow the wheels to spi...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L leaking refrigerant VIN: 1G1JC5241W
this car come to my shop and no air condition,I charging the refrigenant to a/c system with (uv dye).and a/c system working ok.we use (true uv led)to checking it no leaking.after 4 day the car come back the a/c no working and cold air.we use leaking detect uv ...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Driveabilty VIN: 1GNEK13Z43
No commiction problem. Has three codes in history, nothing current. PO 507 idle control too high. CO 226 LF wheel sensor and CO236 rear wheel sensor. Ihavce no speedo, ABS light on, Brake light on, and no speedo. Eng will not run, Trans wont shift.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13504
The smog pump does work because the O2 flatlines when it is on, but the Check Engine light keeps coming back and every time I take the lines off of the smog pump a cup or so of water pours out of the lines and the pump. The air cleaner and the plentum is dry a... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary injection pump)
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N7S
so the car comes in for no start but it almost always starts for me. i teseted the crank/com sensors before replacing, and after the crank sensor it got better but problem still occurs very intermittently. i changed the distributor and the crank sensor.still f...
1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4C3AU52N2T
Hi All, I have this car that will not shift out of second gear. While reading the datastream on my OTC Genisys the input speed and output speed sensors are reading correctly. The data also explains the transmission is stuck in limp-home mode. Which keeps the t...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L coil VIN: 2C3HD46R3Y
this car will not start, it cranks fine but will not start, i hooked up the scanner and looked for a crank singal, it does have a crank singal, and i checked for fuel pressure and it is getting fuel, so then i checked for fire,this i do not have, i am getting ...
2001 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Starting VIN: 2C3HH56U11
no-start,turns key nothing,tries several times and it will go.check engine light is on.
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 ...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46XXW
car came in with check engine light on code 441 evap purge inefficient or not enough flow. about 6 month ago owner put on a new evap purge selioniod from dealer. well i first checked for leaks cracks missing hoses etc. checked to see if there was maniflod vacu... Trouble codes: 441 (evap purge)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z91
Truck came from another shop,no bus reading on trip o/d.. codes stored, p1494,p0455,p0320,p1687.customer complaint was intermittent quit no restart.. seems that the evap code been there awhile.customer says mil on long time..I do recall that some jeep crank se... Trouble codes: P1494, P0455, P0320, P1687
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDYPD44425
p0087 Hi, I'm trying to find some info on this sprinter with a p0087. fuel rail pressure is what the genisys list as the code description. Alldata does not list the code but has a picture of the sensor. no driveability issues were given to us by the company dr... Trouble codes: P0087
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L front headlamps VIN: 3D7KS29C06
Hi, thanks in advance. I have a 2006 Dodge pickup 2500, that needs the left headlamp adjusted. I havn't performed an adjustment on newer lamp assemblies, and would like to know if I can use my "old style" adjustment equipment, also I can't seem to find both ad...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L no reverse VIN: 1FACP524XP
hay guys i've had no luck with usual info methods to locate any kind of diagnostic procedures or even a exposed vew diagram of the tranny i got the car and all i now is reverse dosent work i need more info to see if i can rebuld it before just replasing it any...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L all dash gauges VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
I have a 97 ford pickup intermittently blows fuse 29, which causes guages not to work. Fuse 29 is for autolamp module,instrument cluster, transmission control switch(tcs),and brake warning resistor/diode assembly. Fuse hasn't blown with us but customer says it...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 2FMZA51454
I have a windstar with no cooling fan operation,I ran the van till 240F and no fans.They don't come on with the A/C or with high teperature.The trouble is there is no owners manual for fuse and relay placement so I can't even tell what circuit to trace.The com...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L engine noise VIN: 1FMZU77E31
this truck is in very good condition. customer asked me to check a noise from the engine compartment at idle while we were doing a brake job. it sounds like a belt tentioner or a cat rattling inside. remove belt and noise is still there and checked cats and fo...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZU63E92
i run out of ideas for this vehicle. the last 3000 miles i have flushed the cooling system, replaced thermostat, water pump, fan clutch, plus i have installed an auxillary electric fan which comes on when the ac is activated. problem im having when outside tem...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L High Pressure VIN: 1GKDT13W6T
Vehicle came in for A/C inop. Recovered .6 lbs. Recharged to spec (2.0lbs) and found high pressure cut-off leaking. Also noticed that high side pressure between 300 & 350 PSI and low side around 60 PSI. Discharge temp at 60*F ambient 80*F. Replaced cut-off sw....
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Starts hard VIN: 1GTHK33J5W
We have a customer with a 1998 G.M.C. K3500 pickup with a 7.4 engine that has had a problem with a long crank time before starting. It has had the intake manifold gaskets replaced to stop a coolant leak, the fuel pressure regulator replaced, a rebuilt distribu...
1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Clutch
Just finished replacing clutch. Test drove and shifted like butter.Turned off.Thought I'd adjust cable just a tad by putting a little more play in fork. Get back in car and can't get into gear. Thought I must have put too much play in cable. Start taking play ...
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Burning shell
Burning smell from r/rear wheel. Smells like burning rubber. It si not brakes hanging up or diff. Happens intermittently. Only when driven hard and up hill. Tryed every thing from changing exhaust to backing off brakes and changing diff fluid. Poss the people ...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4FJ68S8T
Hello gents, I have jeep that was tow in with a very bad trans fluid leak due to excisive front suspention travel causing lines to leak from front control arm and to brefly sort the "s" terminal at the starter.Now when I crank to start it fires for 1-2 seconds...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L auto leveling VIN: SALTW12461
This unit has a leveling system for the rear suspension which also has a button on the dash that can be pushed to manually raise the rear ride hight. MOD has no info on this system whatsoever. I found a blown fuse, replacing this fuse caused the suspension war...
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNCM93EMY
Need help with my own vehicle!After 15 years and 114,000 miles of flawless running-developed cutting out after getting hot. will restart after cooling off.Found looses power to pink\black wire to fuel pump & has no injector pulse when cuts out (cranks but won'...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Transmission VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This Vehicle came into us from another shop with the check trans light on. We scanned the vehicle it had Three codes p.o. 731, p.o 733 and p.o. 567. We know that a common problem with these is that the 4-3 pre-stroke valve spring is broke so we removed the val...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L O/D flashing,Odometer not working,Not shift to Ove VIN: JM1BJ2226Y
Hi Group, This car came with O/D flashing, Speed-O-meter not working, Check engine light on with code P0500: Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) malfunction. We replaced Transmission Speed Sensors (the one at the bottom of the transmission and the one on the top of the...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D1G
Hellow again all you mercedes guys this car is driving me nuts came in for the air blowing only our of the center vents and the defrost vents, has no floor or side vent opperation. i have removed the entire dash and vacume tested all lines and valves to ensure...
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...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Cylinder head VIN: WDB1400422
This Merc was towed to the shop with medium to loud upper cylinder noise. Removed access. drive belt & noise persisted. Customer said all had been ok til he left the vehicle sitting for 3-4 weeks and noise occurred on start & remained.After listening closely w...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L blower fan not working VIN: WDBEA34E3S
need some help fiding contrower for blower michel not to much help. is there a way to get to blower motor feed wire ? and where is the motor at in side ?
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Customer says the car will not restert after a hot soak following a long drive. I have let the car run in the lot and roadtested it and it will not act up. The car has been here several times for this problem. It has no codes in it. I think that leaves out the...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel injection pump VIN: WDBJF25H2X
This diesel engine has an extended crank. Especially if car has been sitting or if car is parked facing up hill. If car is parked facing done hill it will usually start right up. Generly when we have this problem with later model Mercedes diesel replacing the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA2467Y
attention all mercedes techs!!! electronic ignition does not recognize key and will not turn. also, central locking system and keyless entry inop from remote and switch from inside the vehicle. any help or information would be greatly appreciated!
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L 1-2 3-4 shifts VIN: 1MELM65L4V
This car came back because it is veerry soft in second and 4th is about half. 1st and 3rd are solid and so is the TC lockup. I pulled the 2-4 servo and found no problems. I am going into the valvebody next. Any experts on these POS's out there? I have heard th...
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA11A3S
thanks in advance...initially came in with these three codes,after the basic checks,cleared memory and road test,now only po505 sets. in park engine revvs up fine with no malfunction or symptoms,but under load,no matter how light or heavy its very sluggish... ... Trouble codes: P0105, P0505, P0303
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L starter VIN: JN1CA21D2V
Hi, this Maxima has no voltage from the ignition switch to the starter. I checked all the fuses, and they are good. There is voltage at the starter signal fuse while in crank position with the key. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Tom
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L transmission VIN: 1N6ED26Y2X
My concern with this hard to shift condition is only first in the morning and when stopping at a stop sign. All gears shift in and out smoothly. Problem occurs as the engine RPM rises, then falls back to idle... It is during this time it is hard to get into ge...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L battery VIN: 4N2XN11T6Y
Vehicle battery will intermittently go dead overnight. Had it parked at shop several days with no problem, drove it home and battery was dead next morning. Battery is recent, recharges and tests new, charging system OK and less than 10 ma current draw when sys...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
I wish everybody have a good week-end cause I'm not; the vehicle I'm married with belongs to my dear friend and the problem is the electric condenser fan will not engage at all. Fuses all good, fan relay is new, ECM reconditioned from dealer. Originally, the v...
1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY52K1V
hello GM techs. this MAY be simple. original complaint from customer is occational no crank, no start, usually when car is hot or at least sitting in sun all day. we could never duplicate problem. we wiggled and probed solinoid wire, checked battery cables for...
1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1P3AP24K7R
When car is started cold and put into gear has engine miss only last for 2-3 minutes and than is fine have tested map, fuel pressure. Has new cap,rotor wires,plugs fuel filter, oxygen sensor. no codes are setting problem last for only a short time, customer st...
1996 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47CXT
Hey guys! Thanx in advance! I have this neon that is setting a p0172 code, rich bank 1. The fuel pressure is 51psi,injector pulse width at idle is 1.92, o2's front and rear are switching good, map sensor reading at idle is 1.5-1.6,engine has no blowby, engine ... Trouble codes: P0172
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L reverse VIN: 1G2WH54TOP
This Pontiac runs and drives fine. All shifts good plus lockup. It just will not go into reverse. Scan data was all messed up with all kinds of codes and data that didn't make any sense. I cleared the codes and they returned immediatly, yet the car runs OK. I ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L abs VIN: 1G2NE52T0V
Good evening to all and thanks in advance.I have this grand am that at speeds over 25 mph during a normal (no abs needed) stop hear a clicking under the hood.also with scan tool can see abs motor feedback and amp readings go from 0 to -20.no codes stored.I hav...
1995 Porsche 968 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WP0AA2963S
customer tracks car & dies on hard cornering to right checked air induction boot-ok we do not want to get buried in this car has any one seen this before? thanks Dick [...]
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
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 453BK4356V
Code p1507 low power stall starts back up runs good 2weeks to actup again Trouble codes: P1507
1994 Toyota Paseo 1.5L 3-4 shift VIN: JT2EL45U8R
Hello, this is my daughters car. She has owned the car for 2 years. We bought the car from one of our customers. He told us when we bought the car that once in awhile it will not shift into 3rd or 4th gear. Over the last 2 years it has acted up for my daughter...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2GK12E8S
Thanks every one Car came in running had a code 340 and a 1300 sat over night and now will not start has steddy injector pulse spart is iratic fuel pressure ok so I checked T belt marks I was sure it had to be off pulled top cover marks are on so just in case ... Trouble codes: P0340, P1300
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Cooling fans VIN: JT2BF22K4X
I need help with this Camry if possible,my fellow tech was checking for cooling fans not coming on,found the main engine relay almost melted,after replacing it and ran the car for about an hour fans were coming on and off normally and we let the car go and cam...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 19UUA5668Y
Works! Thank you especially Steve. I sprayed the penetrating oil lots of times and hitted the washer everytime spraying. Soaked overnight. Next morning I used Honda Crankshft Holder (OTC 4731) and 3/4' playbar and big pipe. One guy hold the holder, and another...
1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No crank VIN: ZAREA43LXM
On this car there is a alarm modual in the trunk by the batt. It was very coroaded inside. We replaced the modual and it started rite up.
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L electronic climate control VIN: 1G6CD5151K
sorry it to so long to reply customer is happy did replace the bcm and still had noise behing glove box so we also replaced that actuator thanks for the help
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ipc VIN: 1G1JC1241T
Found the hidden grounds behind the IPC (made sure clean and tight). Removed the rusted bolt holding the ground wire to the battery tray, cleaned and rebolted the contact to the tray. Checked the airbag module and connector under the pass seat, no corrosion an...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E4Y
Thanks to all. Most of the replies said to recheck the integrity of the ignition cylinder circuit. Rechecked several times and allways had a good reading. Retested everthing and ended up finding a intermittint rubbed power wire where someone had repaired other...
2001 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR522X1
first i want to thank you all for the replies, bob you were right about the plugs, when i put the ngk's in it starter more often but still not a fix, however micheal lead me in the right direction, what was happening was that #2 & 3 injectors were not getting ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Engine noise VIN: 1GCHK23GX2
Hello all Unfortunalty this vehicle has not returned for us to try some of the good suggestions that we received. Our customer uses this vehicle for traveling and has been out of town for the past month. I'll try to post furhter repair info if we get this ve...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Engine VIN: 3C3EL55H9Y
We pulled the oil pan down on the car and found that the pickup was partially blocked. There was excessive crud in the oil pan. When I asked the customer about his maintenance habits, he told me he changed the oil every 12000 miles or so. We cleaned everything...
1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2B3HD56F9T
This one is fixed and out the door. The problem was the transducer located near the the compressor in the high side line. Chrysler has a new style switch and harness that is sold as a package. The problem was it was incorrectly reading too high of pressure and...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L code 24 VIN: 1B4GP54L5T
Hello all, The caravan is fixed. It ended up being the transmission shift solenoid assembly. The condition was initially very intermittant. I only duplicated it twice. The trans shifted normally when working and the fluid on the stick was beautiful. I deci...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GL23X8T
Well after a few return trips from the customer and some new installed parts. I installed a crank sensor and so far so good. Im calling this one fixed so cross your fingers with me. Trouble codes: P0351.
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L mil VIN: 1B7GL22NX1
This one is fixed! The TCM had failed. I was able to find a good used one at a tenth of the cost of a new one. Thanks for the two replies that confirmed my findings.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L evap VIN: 1D7HU18N13
thanks for all the replies,have left a messege for them to contact me.havent heard back.but i expect to soon.will suggest testing the leak detection pump switches..thanks again Trouble codes: P0441.
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: HUJI393930
first i didn't put the o2 in the owner did. replaced fuel reg and it fixed it thanks guys Trouble codes: 173 (o2 sensor).
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine code VIN: 2F34DF475E
thank you all for the info i got 2 IMRC valves from ford and installed them the codes all cleared car put 120 mil. trip and no codes thank you all
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cam sensor VIN: 1FALP13P5V
thanks for the input, owner making decesion , car payments or fix. many said timing belt , car runs like new -- good info egr sol ect , and we never had time to check grounds power leeds ect , i saved all info and is greatly appreciated -joe cat
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26FOV
hello, we havent heard back from the customer so, i guess its fixed. most of the response i got were for glow plug problems, but all the glow plugs checked out good. robert [...] had a great method for doing the cylinder contribution test by putting a resist...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L electronic steering; electric windows; seat belt l VIN: 1FALP5228V
Hi guys; This post is another example that it pays to check with IATN before trying to fix anything out of the ordinary. This car is FIXED THANKS to those who took time to reply. The problem was the transmission range sensor on top of the transmission. I have ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53USX
Well I decided that though I couldn't find anything wrong with the actual VSS signal, I had to try to address the VSS spike that I picked up on the movies when the problem occured. A special thanks goes to Andy Chandler who went to the trouble of posting an im...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear blower motor VIN: 2FMZA5142X
this one was tough. we tested everything front to back replaced the rem thinking this could be a ground issue control by the rem but still were stumped. we found a loose gruond wire, finally ford came up with a past recall that answered the loose ground cable ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P4X
thanks to roger [...] and others that was right on.the first thing i did was check the ripple on are vat-40 it checked ok.i guess it does not work anymore.i did what roger said and unpluged the alt. cleared right up.thanks to all who repied. Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L4Y
Well this one was a learning experience on Fords. First: the replies were not too helpful at all, usual suggestions check the fan clutch, use oem fan clutch, check water pump etc. Had already installed oem fan clutch 3 months earlier and everything seemed to b...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, po411 VIN: 1FAP5825YA
I recomended that the student take his car to a Ford dealer (nearest was an hour away) to get it checked. They reprogramed the pcm, and the light has not come back on. It has been about 4 or 5 days and the car has been fine. thanks for all the help on this one... Trouble codes: P0411.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTRF08W61
found out that dealer had replaced fuel filter, and 8 plugs. recheckerd their work to find that the # 5 spark plug was very rusty and did not appear to new. replaced plug and vehicle improved 95% we will probably be putting a coil in # 5 also cust is driving f...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55231
Thanks for all the replies i recived 12. Most of them said it was somthing to do with the timing of the syncro. some pointed out that otc makes a tool to set the timing with. This tool is great it drops over the syncro and holds the correct position as you dro... Trouble codes: P1309.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FDWX37P94
thanks to all that replied, we had allready looked at the bullitien that ford had. we felt it did not apply to this problem. the tsb is for turbos that are getting alot of oil in them. After checking things over a couple times we did not feel the oil was any...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
I recieved several responses,most saying to check ICP while cranking.It should be 500psi+,and it was. The problem was the thing would always start,even after hot soak as one tech suggested.The FICM relay(grey relay underhood box)looked burned and was replace...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJHX1245W
thanks for the help. The problem ended up to be in the torque converter. Again thank you for the help Kent
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW485S5
OH BOY, While probing the interior fuse panel, I inadvertenly hit the Power Seat button...Low and Behold, the dash gages jumped to life !!! I started the vehicle and it ran fine !!! Shut it off, and no gages again...Hit the seat button and the gages came bac...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A5B
HI benz techs,Sorry it took so long to get back was waiting to her back from custermer.After doing some of the test you all posted i found the warm up reg to be the problem but after pricing it out the custermer did not want to put any more money in the car an...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA66EOM
Install a rebuild Pytom CSI unit. This was my mistake. One day I will learn. Got CSI Dist. new unit from dealer, All better
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5T
Replies were very helpful. Replaced the fuel level senders and gauge is OK. I also found that the injectors did not show good patterns on the scope. I attempted to clean the injectors to no avail. Recommended to replace the injectors. I believe this will fix h... Trouble codes: 117 (Attempt when starting system performed with if 2 locked), 37 (Inj. cyl. 1 short to), 39 (Inj. cyl. 2 short to), P0300 (Random misfire 200), 182 (Safety fuel shut-off switch signal for LH/HFM n3/4).
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L cruise controll VIN: WDBFA67F9W
Thanks for the help, replacing the brake light switch did it (and inexpensive too!). Its been 2 weeks since the repair was done and light(s) have not come back on.
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MR41H2S
replace gears bolt pulley and Torque 135 lube bolt with oil
1966 Other European 3000 mk III .0L turn signal VIN: HBJ8L34545
Thanx to all who replied and were kind enough to fax over schematics!! This problem turned out to be wires touching inside the steering column. I had to reverse everything I was taught due to this car having positive ground. The wires were completing the circu...
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start
First of all thank you very much to all the porsche techs out there. Replaced the dme relay as suggested by 90% of the replies. The car starts better now then it ever did since the owner bought it. Purchased the part from porsche dealer customer cost 70.00 dol...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT76L4K
Thanks for all the helpful replies. After testing all inputs and outputs of LH control module we found intermittent open in signal wire to LH control unit. Upon further investigation we found the wiring harness between the EZK and LH control modules had desent...
1994 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start
thank you so much for all the information. the fix ended up being a new coil and resealing the distributor shaft all the info was very helpfull. thank you again!!!
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBR12EX1
thanks to all who replied.I hadnt even really thot the oil concumption could be a problem other than just that.anyways customer is thinking of rebuilding the engine or possibly getting rid of the car it is pushing 165000 miles.again thanks for the eye opening ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T63
After reading the reply from Harold in Washington, suggesting a reman cat in a factory assembly, we asked to see the reciept for the cat that had been installed on the vehicle previous to arriving in our shop. It was determined that it was in fact a reman cat ... Trouble codes: P0420.
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