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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA1154V
car intermitantly idles rough/ sometimes hesitates on light accel/ has a code p0172 fuel system rich We first adjusted valves and brought tune up to date and recheck symptom better but still there.Ruled out egr system,changed the fuel,replaced oxygen sensor, c... Trouble codes: P0172
2006 Acura tl 1.0L unknown VIN: 1FEMB1WE12
hi. thank you for reading this post. first of all, my apologies for the bull*** vin etc. NONE OF THE VEHICLE INFO IS VALID!!! I'm looking for feedback from any users of either Autoenginuity or Ease Diagnostics. My shop is thinking about updating to newer stuf...
1983 Renault Alliance L 1.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1AMDW9664D
rains it pours ! car has intermittant rich running condition.It may come out of it and run fine for day or two , then usually ,,when warm , and after a restart it runs rich .the injector pulse climbs to 3.2 ms. check for vac leaks , none found, tried new map s...
1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L clutch master cylinder
clutch linkgage from pedal to clutch cylinder(inside the car) appears to be broken, however the car will only go in to first gear. my logic cannot tell me how this is realted. i worry about fixing the clutch pedal linkage only to discover the car has a interna...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L no forward and reverse VIN: WAUJC58E63
I suspect a probably bus problem even dealer said to customer problem is internal, i can not communicate with ECM with my 1552 so i think is the ECM or maybe a bus wire problem i'm cheking that right now because the ESP codes i found are related with a bus pro...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L ews module VIN: WBAGF8323W
I have this 740i that is no crank/no start. Have traced the failure to ews module. the question is: after replacing the module, does it need more than the "re-aligning" procedure that my cs2000 is capable of? what exactly will need to be done to have it progra...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Surge VIN: WBADE5325W
Hey Gang, This Beemer acts up very intermittently...goes 1-2 months with no problems, then acts up almost daily by surging up/down at traffic lights by 100 RPMs and more. According to the customer there is no set pattern. OK "Brain Trust"...ideas??? Thanx in... Trouble codes: 505 (IAC Problem)
1999 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L engine VIN: 4USCK5334X
This gem was obviously towed in with a crank-no start condition. We probed, scanned and scratched our heads. We found a TSB regarding the ews module and... Them module has been replaced, cleared codes. Still no start, code P0209 is present. HELP!!! -DAVE
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L sunroof VIN: WBAAM3338X
Sunroof was working fine, then yesterday customer had sunroof open and when he tried to close the sunroof he heard a noise and sunroof will not close. Sunroof is openned all the way back and when you try to close it it goes forward about one to two inches and ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Have a noise from engine after vehical warms up a little and rpm's are raised a little. Once noise starts it dosn't go away unless you pull dipstick for oil out but, comes back as soon as you put dipstick back in engine. I see lots of post for upper plenum but...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L sluggish VIN: 1G4CW52K2W
This vehicle has a low power condition. It acts like the timing is either retarted or fixed. We have checked all sensors with Modus. No codes, has rough acceleration when pulling out. Will not rev high enough to make wot shifts
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L shifter,inst. cluster/abs/mil lamp VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
Hello, 1st time calling for help but,i have to say this site has truly amazed me, what a great info source. This buick came in for cutting off while driving,I did duplcate concern,note ABS light on, service engine light on, some times, p1602c code before repai...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L compressor clutch VIN: 2G4WB52K2X
check engine light is on 1 code "evap pressure switch code" reset comes back on . tested comp clutch relay power on 2 of 4 terminals, no power to high side cycling switch, has no low side switch under hood. my question to gm techs is were is the evap pressure ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L cooling system VIN: 2G1FP22P3S
hello techs, this vehicle came in overheating and loosing coolant. we diagnosed it as a water pump and did the repair. problem is now it still overheats. i think i have an airlock but i can't get it bled out. it has no heat from heater we have flushed it with ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L radio VIN: 1GCEC19R3V
hello group, we have a 1997 chevrolet c1500 pickup. finished replacing leaking intake manifold gaskets. started up engine, radio shows loc optained codes from radio 2*3 172 / am*fm 176 gm dealer wants 85.00 to unlock and 3 days from today anbody who can help, ...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GNEK13R4V
please help gm tecs! we have an irratic fuel gauge reading-replaced failed fuel pump- on test drive we noticed fuel gauge bounces back and forth. called customer and he stated it had been that way prior to the fuel pump failure. after performing wiring testing...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WH55K1Y
Good challange here. The customer has had this problem since fall of "04. Flickering MIL and the car will shut off. *NO scan data! It will not restart for 40-60 seconds. If you try to restart, it fails to enable starter relay erraticly, it backfires and tries ... Trouble codes: U1016 (in other modules--no communication to pcm)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCJC33184
Please help. I have a 2004 duramax that has a hard start after engine is warmed up. Fuel pressure will not reach of 38.6 mpa if commanded to by tech 2.
1989 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3XJ45J1K
Car will start and stall and cust has thrown kitchen sink at this one. Checked for loss of spark and has good fuel pressure. All is well. had car started with a little help from carb cleaner and car ran fine. Let sit for a while and tried to restart and no sta...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L mode door VIN: 3C3EL55H6T
I have a mode door that will not go to vent. It will go to defrost and floor when commanded, but no vent. While moving the mode selector knob(this one has manual air if I failed to mention that earlier) and watching the actuator, it will move freely until it s...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Dash Panel Lighting and Gear Selector indicator (P VIN: 4C3AU52N2W
I Need A wiring Schematic or information to help resolve an issue with the interior Dashboard and gear selector lights being inop. Information on the power flow of the circuits, splices and relevant inforamtion would be highly appreciated. If someone can provi...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L fuel gage VIN: 3C3EL55H7W
hello to all and thank you for your help in advance . The vehicles original problem was that the fuel gauge would not register less than 1/4 tank . so we checked the gauge cluster by running the self test with t snapon scanner and the gauge worked properly goi...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L rack and pinion VIN: 2C4GP44G21
I have replaced the sway bar bushings with new ones that is not the problem!! I have a rattle over bumps mostly when going straight. I don't think it does it on hard turns. If you are in the shop and you wiggle the wheel with load on tires you can make it clun...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Blower motor, radio, turn signals, windows, airbag VIN: 2C4GP44392
Intermittently on start up - takes 10-15 seconds for the Blower motor, radio, turn signals, windows to come on electrically, and the Air Bag and ABS lights flash. These lights will flash in rhythm with the rear wiper. All other accessories come on immediatley.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lacks power on accel VIN: 3C8FY68B22
Car lacks power on acceleration, surges in gear. When in neutral I can raise RPM to just under 4,000 and then it cuts out...surges as though the rev limiter has kicked in. After shutting engine down, it is difficult to re start and when it does start, shakes s...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L gas milage VIN: 1C3EL55R12
customer complains that hes getting bad gas milage. there are no dtcs any ideas bad o2 senor cam sensor let me know if you have any ideas thank you all very much.
1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3BC5634K
Hey Guys, This dynasty dies as soon as you hit the gas, the fuel pressure is within specs, has good spark, while the scanner is hooked up all of the readings are going crazy, everything just flucuates, so we checked all grounds etc. We determined the computer ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF236X1
Help! Truck came in with customer complaining of the engine not responding to gas pedal input when cold. Initial scan showed PO216, injection pump timing failure. We tested the old transfer pump and found almost no pressure under any condition. We replaced the... Trouble codes: P0216
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L master cylinder VIN: WD2YD64213
i have no information on this rig its a diesil engine and has a vacuum pump on the front of the engine. do i need a scan tool to bleed? i have a spungy pedel any help out there thanks in advance doug
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C63
We are ready to base line the engnie, but since in the history one of the local dealers waved a dead chicken over the vehicle and repaired it for the 4 day period they said it would, I thought I would ask what type of chicken did they use. Is there a better ch...
1995 Eagle Summit 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JE3AC50G0S
Okay, this may be a bit long but bear with me. This car was towed in, customer said no-start. Got in it, and it fired right up. I called the customer and asked for the story, he said it died and they must not have tried to restart it, just had it towed. So I d...
1985 Ford Cobra Kit 5.0L No Start, Module Failure
Hello Techs, I have a problem with Duraspark ignition module failure (big surprise huh?). For those of you who are unfamiliar with kits you need a donor car(mustang) for the drive and powertrains as well as a few other components (if you have very deep pocket...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6537T
This came to me on a hook. It tries to start on 2 or 3 cylinders but immediately dies. After 2 or 3 attempts to start the plugs are soaked with gas. There is some funky computer data. KOEO data includes engine load 17%, inj pw 51-54ms, IMRC 2.8V This data seem...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L i.p. VIN: 1FALP53S8V
When driving this vehicle on the freeway the speedometer will suddenly drop to '0' and Pwr. Steering drops out. (gets 'heavy') Check engine light is illuminated. Found the following codes... P0500: Veh. Speed Sensor P0135: 02 Sensor Heater (Bank 1 Sensor 1) P...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP1132W
Hello all. This Escort has an intermittent noise, sounds like a whining e.g. belt or pulley, thatís been ongoing for about a year now. Initially thought it was the belt, which I replaced (Twice) to no avail. Since then, itís been to two other shops and no one ...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAW56F6X
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK MOTOR IN FORD F550. there are no codes. truck runs great but when you come to a stop the truck rough idles. clears up most of the time but not always. i am not sure but i think that we may have inj and module problem.i am not sure if the in...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L moniter/memory lost VIN: 1FMRU1766W
hello and thanks in advance for your reply to this request. this expidition fail functional test due to moniters not complete. check related system and no problems were found, so i performed drive cycle and all moniter set to complete. shut vehicle off to wait...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
this car came to my shop with a dead hole on number 2 cyilnder we removed heads and repaired as needed installed new stat with this repair the customer then asked if we can repair the no heat problem she had been having for about 1 year we checked blend door a...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L spark knock VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
hello to all! this van came into our shop a few weeks ago with check engine light on and a spark knock. retrieved codes po170 & po171. i performed the tsb for the codes. replaced the plenum seals and bolts, replaced the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose, the...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
This truck came in on the hook about a week ago with customer stating that he was driving when the engine started to misfire, CEL came on, and a short time later the engine stalled, never to start again. Through my original diagnoses, I checked power and groun... Trouble codes: P1668 (IDM-PCM Communication error), P1670 (EF feedback signal not detected)
1991 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GTFK24K3M
Truck will start and run fine until after it is warm. Then when you let it idle in park the rpm's slowly drop to about 500. I can watch the iac drop with it to about 10 counts. Then the idle will surge up a little and then die. It seems as if the computer is c...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Shift Feel VIN: 1GEK19T7YE
This truck was brought in for a harsh shift. The first thing that struck me odd is that there were no codes. After verifying that the shifts were indeed harsh we monitered data coming into the computer as in mass air flow and tps and everything seemed in range...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTGG25M11
Hi guys got this GMC van here with these 2 codes I have never seen the P0507 code and I was wondering if anyone else has ever seen it and what do I need to do to repair the vehicle. The random misfire code I am suspecting that the vehicle needs plugs and wires... Trouble codes: P0507, P0300
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13S52
Under most circumstances, truck runs perfectly. Occasionally, it will stumble, or stall completely, on the freeway (60 to 75 mph). Does not stumble at all around town. No codes in memory. We are 20 miles from the nearest interstate, and our mountain roads make...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L brakes VIN: 2HGEMED645
Hey Guys, (sorry about the wrong VIN#) This Car came with brake pedal pulstaing. test drove and found rotors bad in the front checked rear drums looked fine changed rotors and pads on the front customer test drove the car came back with pulsating pedal. i drov...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG56452
we have this honda in from another shop. codes 172 fuel system rich and pending code 170 fuel trim problem. vacuum seems low at idle, fuel pressure checked at tank connection is 45 at idle and drops to below 10lbs at wot. we are tring to find the correct fitti... Trouble codes: 0172 (fuel system rich), 0170 (fuel trim problem -pending)
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L alternator VIN: 2HGES16582
This vehicle was sold 2 months ago with no issues. Yesterday battery went dead [origional battery] put a replacenent in. Charging system checked good customer went on his way called several hours later battery dead. Jump started vehicle drove with no issues. T...
2000 Hummer H1 6.5L Ignition switch VIN: 137ZA8439X
Hummer Limo was towed in with a blown 40 amp ignition fuse located in the power distribution box. When the ignition switch is turned on the fuse blows immediately. We can not get schematics for this vehicle so we traced the short to the igntion switch. The sho...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L alarm system VIN: SAJKY1743L
The alarm goes off continuously in this Jaguar and the lights flash, running the battery down. I've searched in the archives and I'm relatively confident that I can resolve the problem by simply disconnecting the theft deterrent module...Problem is I can't see...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L A/C & cooling fan VIN: SAJNV4842K
When the key is turned on, the A/C clutch gets power as if the main switch were turned on, even when it is off. As a result, the electric cooling fan also goes on. So, the slectric fan runs all the time. I am thinking that the problem might be the switch itsel...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S5R
Hi everyone have a jeep problem has been to other shops has 2 crank sensors,rotor button, plugs, cam sensor. After vehicle runs awhile and gets hot engine will cut out stumble, pop and missfire like timing off. Have scoped ignition all ok no codes in ecc. Cust...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L t-case VIN: 1J4FA59S3Y
this jeep came in about three months ago with a complaint of noise when in 4wd. test drove for an hour and heard nothing. now the jeep is back and can now duplicate the noise. when in 4wd and decelerating from 30-25mph a noise is occasionally heard from under ...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1213W
Attention Kia techs!! This one has us scratching our head! when this car came in it had a code po446 we found the canister had gas in it and the vent valve was not working. we replaced both of these but the code came back on our test drive. It was a pending c... Trouble codes: P0446
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L dash warning lights VIN: KNDUP13172
This problem occurred while I was driving this vehicle. We were taking this borrowed van on long weekend when leaving the door open for loading ran battery down. Jump started the van and due to time took off for weekend (I know I should have charged the batter...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L center console display VIN: SALPM16412
We serviced this Range Rover and I decided it would look better with an underhood wash. (DOH!) As we all know, no good deed goes unpunished. The plug wires were still wet and the CEL came on. I cleared the misfire code with our Mac Mentor and delivered the veh...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNHM82W0X
Hello Fellow Techs. Today's Diagnostic Dilemma comes from a long time customer with a 1999 Lincoln Town Car. This is the original owner who has maintained the vehicle very well and has accumulated 169,000 miles. The Air Suspension System has now started to cr...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
Hi Guys , I have this MPV that is killing me , the moment you give the vehicle any fuel it falls on it's face. I checked for TSB's.. scanned Pcm data and checked for codes and none were found. The tps seems to be reading correctly and has no glitches on the sc...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L cruise control VIN: 1070441206
hello once again!! calling all mercedes guru's we have a 1980 450sl here that the cruise is inop on customer said it hasnt worked in years. The tes procedure from alldata calls for a special tester is there any way around it? stop lamps are working fine but th...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E0T
This beast was brought in from a body shop with an intermitten no start condition. Veh was hit in rear and was fixed. The intermitten no start became a permanent no start. When cranking the red and green light on the rear view mirror flashes. I use the launch ... Trouble codes: P0600 (CAN communication error)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Transmission VIN: WDBGA32G4X
This car was brought to me with MIL on and no upshift. I followed the diagnostic list in ShopKey for the code P0715. I checked for voltage between Terminals 13 and 33 at the TCM, range stated was between 4 and 8 volts, this car had 6.2. I then checked continui...

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1995 Audi 90 Sport 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA88C1S
Sorry we took so long. Turns out to be the compressor. Its tired and needs to be retired. Cust didnt have the dough to fix. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Radio VIN: WAUZL64B9Y
The customer didnt wont to spend the money to go any farther I did scan for radio codes and found it said it had a open antenna cable.The antenna amp is somewhere in the left rear and he was going to find or maybe get a satellite radio instead of repairing thi...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B93
Thank you for the responses. Many people thought that we must have the cam timing off on this vehicle, considering the compression readings we had. We simply went through the job again, locking the cams and crankshaft into place and tensioning the belt again. ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306.
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L reverse VIN: WBAHD631XN
Thanks for the replies! It turned out that we had the reverse clutch stack with the return spring on the wrong side!
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L radio VIN: WBABE6324R
Not much of a fix on this one. The radio was indeed bad. The kicker is that bmw no longer supports this radio. Their answer is to take it to a local radio repair shop (these have become dinosaurs here in the wilkes-barre pa. area) The one shop that can still d...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L airbag light VIN: WBABH732XV
Good morning BMW techs.It turns out that the microswitch in the latch is defective but code 5 pertains to the gas generator also in the latch assembly.Replaced the complete latch assembly and all is well.Thanks to all 12 members who took the time to reply.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L trans inop VIN: WBADM634XX
Thank you to the 3 guys who took the time to offer help. After talking with Precision European's tech, and doing the suggested tests, we both decide to replace the trans. He felt that a cir clip had let loose. New trans did the trick and PE paid me for my la...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Drain VIN: WBADT63442
First off, I want to thank each of the gentlemen who took tke time to help me. Robert from TX, Dana [...] tools,Erick from TX,Frank from N.Jersey,Robert from So. Carolina,Willie from Kansas,Mel from So Cal., Nicholas from NY, and Vijay from N. Calif. ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K8V
hey guys, sorry for the delay had some computer troubles. We found the car to have a faulty upstream O2 sensor. Car has been gone since monday and talked to customer today and said it was running great. thanks for all of your help
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L theft deterrent VIN: 1G4CW52524
I am extremly thankful for the replies to my post. The replies indicated that first accessing the theft deterent module, then testing the inputs and outputs, would provide final diagnosis. Their was no real most likely problem, as previous repairs ranged from:...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G4WS52J02
Hi,Thanks to all who responded. I found that the converter was about one-half plugged up. I first unhooked the exhaust tube at the egr valve and started the engine, on acceleration there was a tremendous amount of exhaust comming out of the tube so I suspected...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L transmission VIN: 1G6EL12Y5R
Hi everyone and thanks for all your great ideas. We installed the new PCM and everything seems to be doing great now that everything is reset. The SES light still does not come on for the bulb check but it does come on when you crank the car and when there is ...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCGK29K4N
The problem with this vehicle was the fuel injectors. Spray did not look abnormal, even when shining a timing light on them. The biggest clue was that the plugs that were fed by one injector were darker than the other 4. Vehicle ran fine when fuel pressure was...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M5V
got a lot of answers, but i think i am chasing a broken wire. thanks for all great advice. ignition sw,fuel pressure& volumn mass air flow ciol pak & mod. crank & cam sensors thanks again,will add to post when i find problem.
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25WZX
Further diagnostics resulted in faulty PCM. PCM throwing cam retard from -8 to -10. Replaced PCM. No further problems reported by customer. CAM retard at 0 and remains at 0. Trouble codes: P0339, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L Power door locks VIN: 1GNGC26R6X
I had one reply regarding replacement of the BCM, one reply indicating a bad rear cargo door switch could cause the problem, two replies telling me to perform voltage checks, and two replies regarding the actuators going bad. I had already performed all the vo...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L stearing VIN: 1G1ND52J8Y
Ok,Thanks to all the responces to this problem i was having.I replaced the rack and stab links in one car and did the tsb and stab links in the other car and both are fixed.Thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, hard start
thanks for the help guys.The pcm checked ok-no cracks, I did adjust the timing slightly but the main problem was the coolant temp. sensor was intermittantly reading way too cold. I was able to duplicate the concern today on a test drive and saw coolant temp at...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L abs module VIN: IGNDT13WXI
Thanks to thoes that helped. The light is still om intermitently. The code co265 is still there. replaced with used abs mod, and used motor. Tried to test with Tech 1 and would not because of code. Cleared code and scanner turned it back on. Very hard code. No...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L oil loss VIN: 1GBHG31U04
Thanks, for all the help. With the miles on this engine the customer has decided to replace it. It is a fleet delivery vehicle. The kind responses and our inspection took us to the rings.
1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L 3-4 shift
Talked to fellow shop this morning, and removing pin 49 was the fix. He said transmission works great, and he apreciates the help. Sounds like he will become a member. Thanks to all who replied ,for this simple time saving fix.
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Wipers, abs light, temp light VIN: 1C4GP54L9X
Thanks to those that replied. I performed additional diagnosis & determined that the BCM needed to be replaced. After informing the custome of the price and that it had to be ordered they said they didn't want to wait that long for the repair. Since I couldn't...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MF3365X
Thanks for all the help. The problem ended up being the injector pump. After replacing the pump and bleeding the system it fired right up. We found out later the the 'no bus' problem was there before the truck quit so that was a different problem all together.... Trouble codes: P0217, P0219, P1698 (no bus messages received from pcm), P1693.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KE23691
This truck temporarily turned us into parts replacers but we finally fixed the problem. After checking each of the wiring harness and eliminating an open in the wiring we narrowed it down with a few suggestions from the iatn to the instrument cluster so i orde...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hard to fill fuel ta VIN: 1D4GP44R03
Thank's to all who replied. Customer is going to take van back to selling dealer. Any update I find out I will post at that time. Thank you agin Paul [...] Drive In Service
1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L lean VIN: 1FABP54Y3K
This is not fxed. customer declined continuing diagnosis even at a discounted rate. I thought for sure it would be cam timing on the last bit of inspection to no avail. sorry guys I know we all love to fix them and share the info. not this time. THANKS TO ALL ... Trouble codes: 41 (lean right hego).
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51425
the vehicle was running slightly rich after warm up.fuel trim was at a -10 on both banks. while i was watching the data i noticed that the coolant temp was only reading 80-95 degrees. this was after a good hot soak. checked coolant sensor and sure enough a pos...
1996 Ford Probe 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B7J
HI guys, Well I am sorry to say that the customer had decided to take the car home and park it. I tried everything that was suggested like the intake tube, vacuum leak, etc. but nothing seemed to help. After being informed that a IAC motor would cost over $4...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEE1421V
Well this one is finally fixed. After checking everything under the sun on this vehicle I decided to check the coil pack even though mode 6 was not showing any misfires at all and low and behold the pack was bad. Number 2 cylinder was intermittently firing. Re... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L possible trans VIN: IFMZU34X8X
Thanks for the replies ,and yes the truck is the all wheel drive .The customer had just bought truck from car lot and the tires are the same size and brand new but may not have been the same circumferance we rotated tire also check fluid in transfer, it was di...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L drivetrain VIN: 1FMU18LX1L
The problem was the rear diff clutches binding. Just added some Ford modifier and drove a bit. Boy does that stuff stink, but it does work. Thanks for all of the help! Mark
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, high idle VIN: 1FAFP55UXZ
thank you everyone that replied. but customer has not been back yet to further diag. the car.
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
All wiring good, replaced ECM (no help). Giving up, POOR kid and I don't have the time to help him. Sorry for the no help and I appreciate everyone who gave some input but I'm at a loss as why one bank is dead rich and the other very lean WITH THE O2's DISCONN... Trouble codes: P0134 (tps), P0101 (B1S1 not switching).
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8147X
Thanks for all the help. Peter from Georgia got me thinking in a different direction when he suggested voltage drop and WOT at the TPS. I replaced TPS which is all part of the throttle body and the problem went away. This part was around $300...OUCH! Again tha...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL18661
I guess I can say I never thought I would get more response to an update than the original post but I seemed to have gotten some emotions flared up... First off, We all need to lay off Dave, He's just trying to make a living like the rest of us, and he has apo...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45D01
Hi guys, I am calling this car fixed. The no tach and P0320 was caused by a new defective Ignition Fail Sensor. It turns out that this part generates a tach signal that feeds the tach and PCM an RPM signal based on current flow thru it. As far as the no signal... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Fail Sensor Malfunction).
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Compressor VIN: JNKCP11A4X
Thanks for all the responses, although, customer never called or came back for further diagnostics.
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7231Y
first thanks to responders. roy + shawn recommend cleaning induction system as carbon may cause concern. tomi found tightening ecm connections helpful for various coding concerns. however i need to kick myself in the behind for not following the first step on ... Trouble codes: P0326 (knock sensor).
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: ILNHM87AX2
Thanks to all who tried to help with this problem. It turned out that the Heater Control Valve that we originally replaced was faulty. The valves weren't closing properly when the AC was on. We put another Heater Control Valve in and the AC works great now!
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L traction control VIN: 1G3NL52TXX
checked tps already,sweeps fine at this time,only code stored,replaced tps
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