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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM5334X
Thanks in advance. This car came in for a ac service. Hooked up gauges and we have 110 psi on the low and high side with the compressor engauged. I scanned computer and we have no ac codes.I have the data streeam and will post if needed. I looks like the compr...
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4HP53L4P
car failed state inspection fo hi nox.nspect coolant system found transmission fluid in coolant.motor vac done. pulled egr checked for clogged ports ok. put power / ground to egr valve when running not a large rpm drop. i am not sure if egr is being commanded ...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J71
I did a cylinder head gasket about a year ago on this vehicle because intake manifold gasket was leaking into cylinder. Today vehicle came back for multiple problems. Customer complain vehicle misfire during accleration, lost of power, and delayed shifting. I ... Trouble codes: P0300
1981 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G5EK18H0B
Ok this blazer is not stock has aluminum heads angled plugs and no air pump and headers dual exhaust glasspacks. Thank you to start with. Vechicle came in not passing emissions idle test. I could not adjust carb lean enough to pass idle test.And then noticed h...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNCS13Z7M
Hello Techs, Its been awhile since Ive had to use this but im in serious need of help. This one came in two weeks ago, and the boss handed me an IAC and told me to put it in. I did. the car ran fine before and after. Last week it comes back and customer is com...
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 ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W9S
this vehicle came in with an acceleration miss (violent miss) and a code 341 & 338, my customer has had this to a variety of repiar shops and everything has been replaced, even the vcm. the car wont miss when brake torqueing, only when accelerating on the road... Trouble codes: P0341, P0338
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY22G6X
i tested fuel pressure it 8 psi book tells me 55 to 61 i enable pump from scanner no change i check steel bradded line on fuel rail same 8 psi is that line from pump or is it return line i changed fuel filter one side i can blow thought other side acts blocked...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L cooling system VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
This is a fleet vehicle that idles for periods of 8-10 hours at a time with the AC on, while on shift. The current conditions are temperatures around 100-106 degrees. The vehicle will run for about 3-4 hours until it overheats (temp gage reads 230, scaner read...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine will not start VIN: 1G1JC52412
cust brought car in the shop , said it would die at times, and it wouldnt start back,that you would have to sit for a few mins and it would start back,so i brought the car in and scanned for codes , i pulled a u1000,u1064,p1626,b2707,b2662,b2958,u1088,u1096,at...
1995 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L dash instrementaion, transmission shifting VIN: 2C3HH46F0S
intermittent dash gauge & warning lights operation, when everything quits then the transmission will only go into first gear.
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start, Stall, no communications w/ VIN: 3C3EL55H7T
Hi fellow techs, I hope someone has an idea where to go from here. The customer jump started anouther car with this one and when he was done his car stalled. It would restart but would stall after a second or two. At this time the car runs with a valet key( he... Trouble codes: P1695
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C46PS4L7T
Van came in on a hook. Battery dead and no start. Jumped and engine cranks. Engine tries to start but won't. Found no spark to 2 plugs. Replaced coil now have spark to all plugs but still won't start. I have 1.5 inches vacuum while cranking and HC is 179,000 ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L air temperature VIN: 2C4GP44G21
Van was brought in with a complaint of warm/hot air blowing out of the driver's side vents while cold air blows out of the passenger's side vents and cold air blows out of rear a/c when it is on. The van does have dual zone climate control & it previously had ...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L alt. no charge VIN: 1B7MF36D9V
Customer complains of no speedometer reading and no overdrive. I figured the problem to be VSS. Customer brought truck to shop with dead batteries, I charged them and did a charging system check. No alt. output. Hooked scanner to 16 pin connector and found no ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Ignition Switch VIN: 3B7KF26D7W
Hello Mopar techs: Are you all alcoholics yet? I'm going to be soon if I keep getting all these Chryslers in my GM shop. This Ram diesel truck will not shut off the engine at times. The key will physically move as it should, but the engine still runs, accessor...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L door locks VIN: 1B4GT74L4X
The lady who owns this van claims if she drives around long enough the interior lighs will come on and the door locks will cycle on and off constantly for about 10 miniutes and then act normal. Her husband said if he drives it down the highway for about an hou...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HF13Z8X
Customer said milage went from 14--15 down to 11--12 He did change tires from factory 245"s to 265's which is 1.2" taller. can this cause milage drop of this kind or any other ideas would help.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L insturment cluster VIN: 3B7KF23681
hi everyone. i am usually giving help but now i need some. i have a 2000 dodge ram 2500 4x4 5.9l diesel that came in. vehicle runs good and is in good shape. the problem is that the odometer is flashing no bus and all lights in dash are on. i am having a hard ...
2002 Dodge Neon 2.0L Parasitic Draw VIN: 1B3E546C02
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I have this 02 Neon in that we had in one week ago for a dead battery. I charged the battery, found it weak at best and replaced it. We also checked for parasitic draw and found it under 10 miliamps. The a...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48C74
We need some help with this cummins. The story is the truck ran fine till it was jump started, now it won't start. the guy who jumped it swears he did it properly. When I try to scan it, I can't communicate with the engine controller, but I can with the body, ... Trouble codes: J1850 (loss of j-tec comm)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L re-engineer VIN: 1D7HU18D44
Howdy all, Dodge folks, I need a hand. This 2004 pickup landed in my lap. At some point in the past, someone saw fit to install a complete engine in this truck, I can only assume it was used. After some searching it has been determined that this engine is fro...
1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3CS44RXM
when the car came in it would't run at all now after replacing the smoked pcm and the mpi relay it will run only after toucching momentary power to the red wire at the mass air flow sensor or the red wires at the mpi relay.the mpi relay wires that are to be ho...
1986 Ford F-250 6.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YFTHF261C8
Need help on this 6.9 please. I did a valve job due to cracked head. The trouble I am having is its over fueling and missing bad. White smoke out tail pipe. I have check for air in the system with a clear hose and its OK. I have installed new injectors. By pas...
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42D3R
vehicle will die while driving. most of the time it will not restart. our mechanic replaced ignition coil, it did not fix it. then he tried the module, it started. he took for test drive, went for a few miles then it died. retested fuel and ignition, found goo...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L shudder between gears VIN: 1FALP45T6S
Hello all, Thanks for looking, this 95 convertible has 95,000 miles and has a shudder between gears at low speeds, feels like a torque converter shudder and I have experienced this on mustangs before but usually at a higher speed and usually between 3rd & 4th ...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FALP53U9S
We have a 95 Ford Taurus with a 3.0 "U" engine. This car has variable assist power steering with a 4 wire stepper motor actuator on the steering rack. The problem that we have is a slight kick-back sensation when holding the wheel with light pressure. We can d...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA51U2T
van was running fine until a couple of weeks ago and started idling high. checked for codes and dose not have any codes. had another vehicle doing almost same thing and replaced tps on it, so tried tps and no change also tried new iac with no change. it will i...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Between case and adapter plate VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Last week we replaced the gasket between the transmission case and tail housing (adapter plate). The leak was (and is again) steady, dripping from passenger side, right above the pan. The customer left here and drove approx 300 miles, picked up a camper, drove...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No 12v to compressor clutch VIN: 1FAFP33P8Y
This car,I've had for awhile. We can't find any A/C WOT relay in the battery junction block.(where is it?) This car has a DEALER ADD ON UNIT.It has the dual pressure switch and cycling switch(Factory Parts). At PCM there are no terminals in there holes,pin 68 ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Apparent lifter noise VIN: 1FTYR14D61
This truck came in with apparent hydraulic lifter noise. I spent a good deal of time pinpointing the source of noise before I dismantled the top end. It was hard to be totally sure, but the noise seemed to be coming from cylinder number one on the intake side....
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03101
Customer drove in complaining of a check engine light, misfire and intermitent stall. I hooked up scan tool to check for codes. Codes p0301 and p0351 were stored in memory with a freeze frame indicating problem happened at idle. We proceeded to check resistanc... Trouble codes: P0301, P0351
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Thanks in advance. This truck came in for very bad loss of power, scanned computer , no codes. replaced fuel presure regulator as common problem in fix database and worked for 3 days . now it is back and will not get out of its way. replaced regulator to confi...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L torque converter VIN: 1FMCU02101
Hi All, I have this escape that i cant seem to find anything wrong with it but it has a problem. when you are driving it at highway speed 45-65 ( or faster i am sure but that is as fast as i can go on our roads ) it will have a part throttle TCC unlock shudder...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Lean/rich VIN: 2FTRX18WX3
Prior repair could be important to fix. We did have cams locked down before replacing timing chains. Engine vacuum is good. Fuel pressure is good. Motorvac performed after codes set. LTFT B1 was about 22-25, B2 was about -20. Numbers on left side {B2} improved... Trouble codes: P0171, P0175, P0306
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX21P93
I took this truck in thinking my scanner would read it, but it will not. When cold it has low power. Some times it will not pull up a slight incline until it warms up. With a gauge teed in to the MAP sensor line, while driving it will build about 22 PSI boost ...
2001 Geo prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1V1SK54871
after first repair car came back with ses light on again, but now is setting code p0441 for no flow during purge. smoke tested evap system, no problems found. pressure tested evap system no problem found. tested all soilnoids on and off car. all ohmed out ok a... Trouble codes: P0446, P0441
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L abs VIN: 3GKFK16T81
this yukon came in with a abs light on ck'ed codes and found c0265 ebcm relay circuit. ck'ed for batt voltage at the module (ok). next i ck'ed ohm's of pump motor and that is were it took a left turn alldata say's .3 - 1.0 ohm's and the pump motor was much gre...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L compressor clutch VIN: 1HGEG8549P
car came in with a/c cycling on and off and poor idle quality. evacuated the system and recharged to proper amount. a/c seems to work okay except for idling low when on. if you throttle it up and release the compressor clutch cycles on and off several times an...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L crank pulley bolt VIN: 1HGCD5650T
I kn0w this is dumb, I cannot get the crank pulley bolt loose on this honda, alldata says it is torqed to 181 ft lbs and RH thread. Well, my 600ft lb impact wont touch it, broke a breaker bar trying to get it loose, heated it up with a torch, cooled it down wi...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: IHGCG565XW
car came in on hook as a no start. when turning it over noticed NO check engine light and No comunication with scanner. checked fuses and all is good just wondering if anyone has seen this before and can point me in the right direction. Thanks for your time.
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L coolant system VIN: 1HGCG5654W
i still have oil in coolant what is the cause of still haven oil in coolant if the head is good
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGC022561
To all valued techs thanks for your time.Problem is this engine has a rapping type of noise in the centre of the engine (sound like lifter but a little harder and it gets worse with higher rpm ) had it at the dealer they said never heard this type of noise and...
1993 Hummer H1 6.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 137XE8336P
Hello all, Have this Hummer diesel which is giving me the fits. I am not a fan on diesels nor do I work on them usually but this is the truck of a guy that restores my wood in Classic cars. Vehicle towed in no start. Found broken wire at Glow Plug controller a...
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRARO5Y4X
hay there guys.. have this car here with a po300 code, checked injecters as in ohm readings(13.6)on all 6 performed on car injecter cleaning, no help checked for vac leaks and found bad intake gasket on bank 2, on close inspection seems like intake was machine... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S5Y
hello, this jeep is aggravating me. it came in with the aforementioned codes. tr sensor should be replaced as reverse lights inop, customer declines. purge cv not getting power, customer declines further diag there. which brings us to pertinent issue. while si... Trouble codes: P0132, P0141, P0443, P0705
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No fuel pump,injectors,batt/fuel guages VIN: 1J4FF48S21
Greetings group! They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions- and as mechanics we all know that this is true. A good fried called me Sunday afternoon. His wife had just given birth to their firstborn on Saturday- a little girl. He was trying t...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL on VIN: KNADC12573
Need help. code returns no matter what. Code sets at 45 mph every time. Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range)
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W0S
This car came in with both rear air springs leaking. We replaced both springs, car pumped up promptly and everything looked fine. Came back with suspension light on and car was down on the pins. We started car, pump kicked on and pumped itself back up. We load...
1997 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Serp Belt VIN: JM1BC1428V
This is my first request for help. My above vehicle suffers from belt squeal then eventually it will snap the belt. I have tried almost everything to correct from factory altenator, factory belt and a new battery to no avail. The pullys (altenator Water pump a...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L ABS module, master cylinder VIN: JM1TA2229X
This 99 Millenia has a pressure problem with the brake system. Biggest problem is that I cannot hook into ABS control. We do not have the right hook up for this application. Customer complaint is at times the brake pedal will go to the floor. However at other ...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1YVGF22D7Y
Customer states that after driving for a long period at least 45 minutes the ac begins blowing out warm air. He said sometimes it will get cold again after a little bit, but not always. The system was just recently serviced because refrigerant was slightly low...
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JHTB589734
This is one of our used cars.It just barely ran when it came in.We changed the plugs first,they were fouled really bad,still ran like sh*t. Checked fuel press. 38 psi,repl injectors with known good, MAF meter,ign coils and wires all with known good parts.The v... Trouble codes: P0300
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Lamp out indicator VIN: WDBBA48D1J
Hello, Had a wiring issue at the plug on the module, repaired wiring, replaced module and the "lamp out" indicator still comes on when the brake pedal is depressed. All bulbs are good, and no wiring faults at this time. I'm assuming, since Alldata does not...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Battery VIN: WDBEA34E3N
Thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle exhibits an intermittent draw on the battery of approximately 1.2 amps for an extended period of time, often running the battery completely dead in just a few days. The draw comes and goes, often waiting over an hou...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L abs VIN: WDBHA24G1X
car came in for complaint of cel,bas,asr lights all on unable to comunicate with under hood diagnistic connector found fuse in right side under hood fuse box blown has a short but unable to find data or diagram to determine what is on fuse circuit,fuse is numb...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBRF61J22
Recharged the system (was almost full) No pressure differences between high and low sides. This is a variable compressor but apparently is also actuated internally. The archives indicate evap sensor failures. Can you point me to the test for this as well as th...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6530W
Hey guys, have a problem with a no start here. Vehicle had a code for a vct, replaced sensor and since replacement, vehicle will not start. Have been over good spark, good compression, good injector pulse. Checked and re-checked and repostioned crank-cam timin...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: IMEFM59S0Y
Well guy this is my first post, have help you guys be fore and now did help. came in with 171,174 both banks lean.Fuel in specs,check and smoke test for vacuum leak because short trim at 22%,long at 33% npf.Cleaned mass no change. what it does is when comin to... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16YXK
Hello everyone. I've got an 89 pathfinder that i can't figure out. This vehicle will turn the fuel off at 3,000 RPM's. The problem occurs pretty randomly but more times than not it happens after driving vehicle for about 5-10 minutes. If you cycle the ignition...

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Radiator VIN: WAUCB28D6W
We drove this car for a weekend and gave it back to the customer, as Jarrod from CA pointed out it is not unusual for the radiator to fail at this mileage, Bob from Illinois reminded me to check for voltage in the coolant, and there was none, Randy from Florid...
2001 Audi A4 2.8L interior lights VIN: WAUZZZ8DZ1
Thanks for the replies, the car had a short circuit in the front passengers door light. It shut down the ultrasonic module under the back seat.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L fuel pump VIN: WBADM3645X
Well after getting the correct key (instead of valet) from customer, I was able to open glove box. And as most said there was the fuse panel. Replaced fuse and all is well, I must have blown it somehow during diag, though not sure how. Anyways thank you for yo...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L air conditioning VIN: WBADT43482
the repair was replacing the expansion valve.thanks so much for all your help
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L8S
Thanks to everyone for all your inputs. The fix is a rem: PCM. After all the vss circuits checks out good, the only thing left is the PCM. Now the speedometer/odometer and vss can be read and the tranny is doing just fine. Thanks again to all of you and especi... Trouble codes: P0502.
1969 Cadillac eldorado 472CID compressor
Hi guys. First I would like to thank all who replied. Most knew the problem was the POA valve. Some felt R134 would not work on this system but the owner also has a 1970 coupe which I used R134 succesfully with a POA valve a week before. I could not get the va...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6CD53B1N
Thanks for all the help on this one. I cleaned all the engine grounds with no results. I then replaced the computer and the car is running great. Thanks Daniel
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G6DW52P2S
Good morning,The cadillac fleetwood is fixed. bad electrical connections on ckt 430, high resolution signal to pcm was causing idle flare/surge. also, we removed distributor to inspect reman unit. there was a metal shield missing inside. replaced with another ...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY3183K
Problem with this 1989 Corvette was no power at fuel pump. Simple fix turned out to be bad F/R (fuel pump relay) fuse in fusebox. This fuse ONLY has power during cranking or engine run. When testing fusepanel, you will find a dead hole and may be thrown off tr...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY23P8P
Well this one is done. Just a few minutes after posting I did cut the tach filter out of the system. It still would not start. I found the ignition module was also bad. I am unsure of the first problem. I would have to say that the filter shorted to ground int... Trouble codes: 42 (IC Grounded).
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Leaking Refrigerant VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Good morning fellow techs!!! 'Houston...We have a repair.' The problem was no cooling due to the compressor leaking the refrigerant, just like 15 out of 37 of you stated, out from the compressor body o-ring. I took the UV light and aimed under the compressor ....
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R3W
I talked to the customer yesterday and the light still has not come back on. I had amy replies to replace the vent valve but for some reason chevy could not find the right vewnt valve. The vent valve is mounted on a bracket on the side of the canister mounted ... Trouble codes: P0442.
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3GNEK13T23
Sorry it took me so long to close this post. Thanks to all who offered there help. I took it to the local GM dealership for inspection of cats. Dealer says cats are fine but would not do a backpressure test, only tested efficiency. Tested for intake leaks repe... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl missfire).
1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4C3AU52N2T
Hi All, First I want to thank all those who replied. I went to the local Chrysler dealer and obtained a wiring diagram. I found that the B+ going to the solenoids from the transmission was the problem. B+ going to the solenoids is controlled by a relay. I foun...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L0T
Thank you for all who responded. It came down to 3 items(ECU, Coil, and Crank sensor. I took ECU off and had it tested, results were it was fried beyond repair. Took to dealer to program ECU, turned key and fired up. Thanks again for all the responses.
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Stall VIN: 1C4GP64L3W
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix for this van. I replaced the crank sensor as many stated was the likely culprit, however the problem remained. Others thought the ECM was causing the stall, and I agree. I sent the van away with a frustrated customer, to se...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lacks power on accel VIN: 3C8FY68B22
Well I feel like a horse's ass. After testing and re-testing sensors as per Mitchell On-Demand, being directed to a faulty PCM which I found difficult to believe and refused to even try, I went back to the basics. What could cause the pre and post cat conv. O2...
1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3BC5634K
Well this car fixed, We definetly missed the simple and obvious, one guy replied, sorry I didn't remember your name but it was the rotor, after closer inspection there was a tiny crack on the inside of the rotor which went directly to the center which has a me...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B46P4539W
Thanks to James [...]. The problem was in fact a failed instrument cluster. I am not sure of the exact nature of the failure, but it must be some kind of short which pulls a voltage/amperage signal out of the BCM/PCM which is otherwise used to...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Oil pressure VIN: 1B4HR28N71
A big thanks to all that took the time to help. A lot of good advice was given in the posts. Alot of the items mentioned were checked, and checked again. The client got to the point where they just wanted the light out even though I really wanted to get to t...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44382
Well , after tearing my hair out and talking to a few people we decided the PCM had failed. While backprobing the coil signal line at the PCM with my handy dandy MODIS I found the signal to be very erratic when the van wouldnt start. The voltage line would jus... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition primary circuit 1), P0352 (ignition primary cir. 2), P0353 (ignition primary cir. 3).
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FACP52U0P
Well sorry it took so long to get back to you guys, but I wanted to make sure this car was not coming back. So far so good. Thanks to everybody that replied, we got alot of useful information. Alot of people said check the grounds. Even though I did a voltage ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, DECEL VIN: 1FMCU24X5R
Thanks for all the input on this vehicle, the fix (cust passed on the repair) ended up being in the trans /transfer case area, we ended up sending it to a local ford dealer (which had never experienced something like this either) which while it was there the c...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L 1-2 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 4F1FF14Y0R
thanks to all who responded The problem was the trans range switch the truck has now been driven 100 miles without any further problems.
1994 Ford Aerostar 3.0L engine
i had call the guy that had made the cylinder heads and he tell me the lifters were jack up.he told me to put the cylinder number one at top dead center on compression stroke and to turn the engine at sixty degrees following the firing order and to wait five t...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Heater core VIN: 1FALP62W7S
Well, we are waiting for the customer's schedule to allow us to keep the car for a couple of days and do a thorough cooling system inspection. I don't want to keep this open any longer. I had a ton of great responses and will have several things to check and d...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L t-belt VIN: 1FACP6532W
Thanks for all the replies , replaced T-belt and tensioners this time left covers off and adjusted tension with engine running so that we could see which way belt would go. That seems to have cured the issue have ran engine and belt is now staying in place . T...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
thanks for all the help we went back and flushed heater core as many messages sugested still no heat. told customer next step was to check water pump impeller she declind repair thanks dan
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L valves VIN: 1FAHP55SX1
thanks for the replies, i was pretty sure the valves were bad just wanted to see if others had seen this. pulled the head this morning ( man what pain ) , poured water in the exhaust port with head off and cams out water poured out of the valve seat area on cy...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L22
Vehicle has not been brought back for proper diagnosis.
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Shift Feel VIN: 1GEK19T7YE
This one is fixed and gone, hopefully forever. After further checking on reflash possibilities and pressure control issues, I decided to pull the valve body to have a look, even though the pan was very clean. Low and behold the 4/3 sequence valve was sticking....
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L whistleing noise VIN: 1GKEC13T51
I want to thank everyone who took the time to help me , but as most of you mentioned it is a normal sound from air traveling into the engine on the Vortec Gen III engines. I did try to explain the situation to the customer but she did not want to accept the di...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L no memory VIN: 1HGCB9852N
I found the splice S436 located 6 to 8 inches from the TCM connector C437. This is the 26 pin connector. The splice was totally broken. There is one white/yellow wire coming from the underhood fusebox, fuse 24, connector 217, terminal 7. There are three white/...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG56452
most replies said that the low vacuum could be from a timing belt off a tooth. one reply said to check the map readings which were within specs at 1.1v at idle. we checked the timing belt and indexed the #1 piston to tdc and all was perfect. the rear o/2 would... Trouble codes: 0172 (fuel system rich), 0170 (fuel trim problem -pending).
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1746T
We had done the egr recall portion and still feel that that was the dying issue as well as causing the ecm to adjust fuel to rich. To get it back to lean we ended up unhooking all four o2 sensors and running the vehicle for a few miles, then hooking them back ... Trouble codes: P0727, P1775, P1172.
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJPD184XX
Thanks to those who responded. replaced wiper motor as almost everyone said and allis well. Thanks Mike P
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L t-case VIN: 1J4FA59S3Y
Removed transfercase and split cases. Found chain blue and having alot of play in it. This was an extended warranty deal and the adjuster decided to go with a new transfer case. Thanks for all the help!!
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L camshaft pulley VIN: JT8BH68X6W
I found out that because of a lack of information, and my brother-in-law being in a hurry that I made a costly mistake. Thankfully, it was not a customer's car. I had taken apart the camshaft pulley assembly without having all the facts. Now I know I have to r...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
I'm terribly sorry for the long wait on response but the customer was not sure on fixing the problem. Yes, the bags were leaking. They were too expensive of an investment and the customer did not want to go with the strutmaster option so he dicided to sell the...
1996 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1YVGE31D8T
thanks guys its fixed.runs great. i tried rick's idea, it was the easiest, and i know theese distributers are prone to failure.he also happened to be right on the money. using an ADJUSTABLE spark tester set at about 1/2 inch i seen that under cranking the the ...
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