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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L brake pedal VIN: JH4KA3259J
Brake pedal is excessively spongy, these are normally soft pedals on these vehicles, however, this one nearly touches the floor. It does start to apply the brakes at a reasonable level, but the pedal can easily be pushed within an inch of the floorboard. We ha...
1998 Acura CL 2.3L latch assy VIN: 19UYA325XW
I have a door that will not open.Power door lock/latch assembly in jammed.I have panel off,glass out and part on order. Question is how has anyone removed one of these with the door closed. I am tempted to just start hammering until it is in pieces. Any though...
1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC2390X
Hello, We got this car in our shop with a complaint of hesitation on hard acceleration. The mil light was on so we pulled the codes with our modis. The codes came out as bad map sensor, replaced the map sensor with a new sensor from dealer, clear the code, sta...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L rear plastic window VIN: WBABJ6321S
Goodmorning BMW techs.I am feeling a little bit like an idiot this morning but We purchased this back window from our local dealer which is a zip in unit,Sounds simple doesn't it?No way!!!.It will not zip in whatsoever.We have tried both ways from left to righ...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADS43411
MIL came on the day this customer was leaving town for the weekend for a 250 mile round trip. Was concerned about damage so we read DTCs and got 227 & 228. LTFTrims were both about 7-8% both banks additive, indicating a lean condition. We were booked and could... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel trim-bank 2-permissible range exceeded), 227 (Fuel trim-bank 1-permissible range exceeded), 120 (Plausibility-accelerator brake pedals)
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53433
hello to all, this bmw is a bit of a brain buster. when the car is under a load you can feel a vibration or shake from the bottom of the car. it is not the wheels shaking, the wheels are all straight and balanced. the sensation comes when you are accelerating ...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L HVAC Controls VIN: 2G4WB55K3Y
This car came in with customer complaint of intermittently blowing hot air, no display on HVAC head unit and not being able to turn the blower motor off. We replaced the head unit with a junkyard part and it worked fine for a few days. Customer came back and w...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L headlights VIN: 2G4WS52J01
car came to us with headlights on at all times, ( cust states that at times when car is parked the horn will sound and one time when driving the cruise came on and acclerated to 90 mph and could not be turned off, I have not seen these problems)tested for bcm ...
1974 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hydralic
Hello fellow techs, this one should be simple but is kicking my butt, I must be over looking something.A good customer with an easy going personality and a fat wallet talked me into installing his recently purchased power brake conversion " kit" which turned o...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1YY3381M
Need help and direction. Car died-towed in. After cooling down ,runs great untill hot agin. I got no fuel pressure- but also had a loss of injector pulse. We tested ECM- the new ecm fixed a inop a/c compressor,but not the problem. We checked and cleaned ground...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK34N2R
We have a 1994 chevrolet k3500 with a 7.4 litre. The vehicle runs very poor when the alternator is connected. We have changed the alternator this made no difference. We checked for a/c ripple as if it had a bad diode and there was none. We have isolated the ch...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCDT19X4W
This 4.3X engine needs replacing. There are very few 4.3X engines but plenty of 4.3W engines. The salvage yards tell me that they have a footnote that the 4.3W engine has a 'performance cam'. Does anyone know if by swapping intake and exhaust manifolds will th...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L r.f. wheel sensor VIN: 2GCEC19TXY
truck came in with code co223 rf wss erratic or faulty about 1 month ago.could only duplicate problem once and replaced rf wss hub assy.on her way home yesterday abs light came back on same code.test drove vehicle about 15 miles trying to duplicate problem and...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L fuse for dr lock VIN: 2GIWF52E93
The dr lk fuse will blow in this vehicle in a time frame from 2hrs to 6hrs. This fuse powers the bcm. The fuse will not blow if i remove the c1 pink connector from the bcm, this is the 24 pin connector. I have removed all of the pins one at a time from this 24...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19U03
This truck misses heavy on cyl#3 and #4. we have scoped the ignition and coils and injectors, all look normal. we swapped 2 plugs, wires, injectors(not plugged at all). To no avail i can not find out what is causing this miss at idle. It runs perfect on the hi... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L bcm VIN: 2G1WH52K53
ihave a 03 chevy with the security light on ,service vehicle soon light on the message center and the radio locks .i have a u1000 code los of class 2 serial com.in the history only .no codes in presant.ever thing is intermitting.the data on the modis says the ...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L compresser VIN: 1C4GH54RXP
We are not a A/C shop. So I really could use some help on this one. Customers complaint is not cold enough. We had a A/C shop test the system and they say tney could not see anything wrong. From what I see the clutch is engaging and disengaging . It will not s...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, speedometer bounces VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
PT has rather strange problem- sharp cut out when speedometer jumps up to 120 or pegs out. Determined that the computer was actually shutting down the injectors because it thinks the speed is too fast, but it is ever so brief and fast because the speedometer w...
1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L screaming fast idle VIN: 4B3AU42YOT
Hello all; thanks for reading this. I have this beast in the shop, when I pulled it in I had a 2200 rpm "idle". At first, I was able to snap the throttle & the engine would momentarily drop to it's real idle speed, for 1 microsecond. Then back to the races & e...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L8V
I received this vehicle from another shop recently and it had a code for the crankshaft position sensor. I replaced that and removed code. Check engine light disappeared. Vehicle was picked up but was retuned three days later, this time the code was a PO340, "...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine cooling fans VIN: 1B4GP44G9W
came home last night to find the engine cooling fans still running in my Dodge Caravan parked out on the drive-way. Found the 40amp engine cooling fan fuse & pulled it to shut down the fans before they completely drain the battery. My wife reported that she ha...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AN7Y
Hi to all IATN members Car has 5 dtc's p0133 (o2 sensor slow response) and 4 injector driver codes (p0201 /202 /206 / 203 (noted that these are opposing cylinders 1-6 and 2-3, not sure if this is relevant) Customer states: idle quality is poor (confirmed) an... Trouble codes: P0133 (upstream o2 sensor slow response), P0201 (injector control circuit), P0202 (injector control circuit), P0203 (injector control citcuit), P0206 (injector control circuit)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Lighting VIN: 1B3HU18Z42
The headlight switch is off, yet every time the ignition is turned on and off, the park and fog lights stay on for approx. 15 minutes. The same thing happens when you lock or unlock the doors using the remote. If we cut the PCI bus line to the Front Control M...
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: C23D145506
good morning techs,this car has a hot run stall and stumble.fuel pressure seems ok needle varys maybe 2 lbs.fuel trims go to +31 when this happens cut the switch off restart the car everything now is fine .the car even runs ok.oddly enough all freeze frames wh... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU16Z23
The customer is describing a misfire under load, with a significant loss of power. We have tested with the DRBIII on high sensitivity misfire monitor and we have not been able to catch any misfires. We have also smoked the intake system with no results. Has an...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D6WU38C84
We got this job from a regular customer that had the truck converted to Fat from the Fryer system and had nothing but problems. He partially converted back and took it to the local dealer. The local dealers didn't want to work on it and it wound up here. All t...
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.7L oil VIN: 1D7HG38K84
has anyone figured out why every time i do an oil change on my dakota, there is white gooey stuff all lined in the oil filler tube. i talked to a dealer tech and he said that is caused by the pcv system not being designed right. he sais that this affects 3.7s ...
1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP28M8G
Hiya everyone, I have this mustang that came in for tune-up and oil leak, replaced valve cover gaskets, plugs and wires, runs great and no more oil leak, but wont pass e-test, I have replaced and checked ect, tps, map, air, sensors i have checked them with ohm...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP57SOW
hey guys i have a ford tarus wagon towed in no start. theft light blinking.put battery and starter in.now no power to fuel pump.does the theft system have anything to do with the fuel pump.also where is the relay?
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF09L7W
Truck came in with misfiring #4 cyl. replaced plugs and coil boots. Still missing under load. Checked coil current on cylinders #4 is showing 10amps on the first spike of the muilt. spark and about 3amps on other 2. The other cylinders are showing 7amps on all... Trouble codes: P0304
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4F4YR16U4W
Hey Guys and Gals, Got this Ranger thats giving me a hard time, I'm just trying to help a friends brother in law. It came in with no freon in the system, I charged it and found leaks at the accumulator and the high side hose near the condensor. I replaced eve...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L no power compressor VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Hello have this problem child. Came in with a\c blowing warm, checked to see if compressor cluth engaged and is not. Have power at low pressure switch no power at clutch. So we found that on knowlegebase the ccrm is a common problem. Replaced ccrm with new one...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Right turn signal flashes very fast on dash--outsi VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Had a 2000 windstar show up with right dash blinker flashing 2-3 times normal speed and outside lights working normal speed. Customer also told me that right rear stoplight would stay on and not go off even with key removed and car locked. I beleive it has a b...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP6632Y
Have a 2000 Ford Contor lets hear the groans, car has a slight miss when you go to give it fuel at times it works fine other times it falls flat on its face. Pulled codes came up with the 1383 (cam sensor) we have tried to replace the sensor with no change. Be... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT Overretarded Bank 1)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
This car has an intermittent NO START. I believe the problem is confined to the "thieft" system. We have replaced the computer and the transponder. located on the ingnition switch, I have checked and rechecked the grounds. The engine may start 100 times, then ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Vehicle Speed, Output Shaft Speed sensor, P0720 VIN: 1FDWF37F8Y
This truck orginally came in with a customer complaint of a slipping condition. We scanned the system and found a P0500 and P0720. After installing a Jasper reman (per customer request as this is a fleet truck) and replacing the VSS we had a continous P0720 co...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Fuel Economy, PINGS, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FTNX21S11
owner complains of ping and lack of power under load while hot and towing his boat. ping goes away when throttle is backed down. no apparent reason for pinging, everything is functioning normally
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF20F82
hello everyone .i have this 7.3 l diesel that im pulling my hair out on . i have some knowledge on diesels but not much . when cold this vehicle runs great but when warmed up vehicle falls on its face . it wont get out of its own way . no power at all even whe...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W64
04 crown victoria came in bad a\c compressor. there was alot of contamination so we decided to replace every component. after assembling every part, filling with oil and charging the system the high side gauge needle would jump and the compressor would fill th...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17WX4
Bear with me ford techs. This is a real hair puller. Truck came in with multiple misfires, mostly on bank 1. Checked cat, and it was plugged almost totally. Replaced all cats on both sides with oem parts. After we got the truck back from the exhaust shop. I in... Trouble codes: P0401, P0402, P0403, P0404, P2195 (02 sensor excessively lean bank 1 sensor 1)
1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Vacuum routing VIN: SBA6038669
Hello all! I've got an ancient Honda question... I overhauled the carb on this months ago and now I'm finally getting time to put the aircleaner assy back on. I've got a manual with the vacuum hose routing, but the car is missing parts. The manual shows a 4-wa...
1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JHMBB2156T
vech came in with severe oil leak crank pulley loose ruined crank replced crankshaft &brgs r&r engine now engine runs great until it hits 3000 rpm then it acts just like rev limiter kicks in this engine has outside coil only 2pick ups in dist sets code 1361 cl... Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc sensor)
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8175X
Vehicle came in with MIL complaint. P1457. Repaired leak at fuel tank plug and performed TSB for evap bypass solenoid. This also included replacement of the PCM since the solenoid was so badly rotted it took out the PCM. The car is back with P1457 again. No l... Trouble codes: P1457
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall, TRASN STUCK IN 4th VIN: HGEJ8243XL
Car came to me after trans was replaced from slipping problem. He states that it was done professionaly with a JY trans. but he won't tell me who did the job. The chief complaints are 1. it stalles and won't restart till it cools. 2. he said the trans is still... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss circut failure), P1509 (iac circut failure), P1768 (linear solonoid short or open)
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Stall
tip in hesitation when cold this jeep came in with requst for tune up cap wires rotor and fuel filter well it was hesitatin before the work and same after cust returned next week on a recheck for hesitating and stalling when cold no codes tps sweeps good on va...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, hard start VIN: SALJY1240S
Customer says all of a sudden the vehicle started running poorly, and barely got it to the repair facility. We checked for fuel and spark and both were fine. We attemped to get codes from box under passengers seat but I saw no flashing lamps. Firing voltages a...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, BACK FIRE THRU INTAK VIN: JT8VV22T0L
idle ok sometimes it surges. at open throttle it acts like it is running out of gas. back fire thru intake. have replaced vane air flow meter, o2 sensors, plugs, wires, cap,rotor, plenumn gasket, had injectors flow tested, fuel pressure regulator has been repl...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L air cond. VIN: JTJGF10U11
temperature control knob has no effect on the display. always reads 75 degrees. knob has normal feel. cools properly, all other functions work well.
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L abs light on VIN: 1LNLM82W1R
good afternoon all! i have a 1994 lincoln town car here, the abs light comes on as soon as the vehicle reaches 5 mph. no codes stored and all sensors and wiring appear in good condition. the abs brakes are not functioning as would be the case when the light i...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems
customer states after repair to vehicle home and it overheated on them brought it back i bleed the system again as per ford manual no rad kit left came back today saying it was overheating i checked it and coolant level is ok as vehicle is running it did overh...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D7Y
Hi all, I need the info on how to program the immobilizer system on this vehicle, i had to change the computer. Also let me know if i need more than one key, because customer only has one. thanks in advance..
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L discharge temperature VIN: JM1NB35362
hi, a mazda miata has returned to the shop for a/c not cooling well. we serviced it yesterday and did not find much wrong. our ambient temp is about 106 degrees f. this vehicle had discharge temp of 44 degrees today when tested after customer returned vehicl...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L ac idle up circuit VIN: 10704412D5
how did they speed up the idle on the old mercedes, when the ac is turned on? everthing on the system works, but the idle is too low with the ac on and if i try to raise it to carry the ac, the idle is too fast with the ac off. i'm hoping that there is a vacuu...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D6N
HiTechs,this mercedes was towed in,it has a tiny spark on te coil but not enough to make a spark at the plugs,its so tiny that it will not jump a small air gap on the coil.I ohm the crank position sensor and coil,that looks good,any problems with the electroni...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23G3W
Car came to us only starting some times. The key when inserted would not show data with the autologic (key in, key turned 15,50) when no start would happen. Replace eis module and coded with factory green key and now all live data with key shows up but still n... Trouble codes: P1570
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ74G51
No prior repair history available, but vehicle has had hard use (weak motor mounts, brakes, wheel bearings, and steering). MIL lamp came on after (it was not on before!)replacing O2 sensors, spark plugs, fuel filter and MAF. Initial scan (Assenmacher PC Retrie... Trouble codes: P20C2 (O2 sensor heater circuit sensor 2 bank 1 voltage supply), P20C3 (O2 sensor heater circuit sensor 2 bank 2 voltage supply)
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J53
there is a relay missing from the front fuse box in position "m". dealer can't(?) tell me what should be there. i suspect someone at the auction pulled the relay hoping to get the car cheap. if anyone can give me a part number on the relay in the front left fu...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM75WXY
when u apply the brakes the pedal pulses and goes down and u can hear the abs pump running .The scanner shows all the wheel sensors working fine and when u apply the brakes hard like in a quick stop the abs seems to work fine but every once in awhile on normal...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W13
Car came in with a slight jerk or bucking under load. Will also do it in the bay under load. Scanner shows only P0300 as far as codes but Mode-6 shows misfire counts on all but three cylinders! One thing we did discover was however that when you unplug the EGR... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3C544USL
the car seems to run extremely rich.We check all the basics & condemed the computer.After replaceing the computer the car runs better under nuetral no load condition but about the same otherwise.It surges & has no power, if you pinch of fuel supply it picks ri...

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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA1154V
sorry for the delay. Customer has picked up the car and has not returned yet.As soon as I get it back and have a fix than I will update. Thanks to those who took time out of there busy lives to reply. Trouble codes: P0172.
1983 Renault Alliance L 1.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1AMDW9664D
I found MAT sensor was bad, repalced it and runs great , Thanks to all who replied .
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Thanks for everone's help on this one. I suppose if I were more familiar with these vehicles I would have known of the throttle body adaption procedure. This was the problem and once completed, the vehicle ran perfectly. Thanks for all your replies. This was m...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6316N
this thing was not that difficult to figure out,as much as i was just busy juggling 3 different cars thanks to all who reponded, dana from buam tools jared my brain and helped me finish.first off the car was starting very lean. so first checking the coolant se... Trouble codes: 70 (02 sensor control or knock sensor on motor sport engine).
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L forward motion VIN: WBAGD4325R
Thanks for all the input- customer does not want to spend the money on a factory reman unit so he is going to drive it in winter mode which works ok. Thanks again...(Thanks Seth for the phone call ) Tim.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM5334X
Thanks for the help. As the majority of responses were compressor i replaced compressor , rec. dryier and exp. valve.. flushed system and evacuate and recharged. system works great . Thanks Mike P
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6348Y
Thank you for all of the replies! All were helpful and most agreed that the purge valve and the suction jet line in the fuel tank should be checked. Serge gave detailed instructions on checking the purge valve, which I did and it checked out fine. Although fue... Trouble codes: 151 (signal O2 sensor before cat bank 1), 154 (signal O2 sensor before cat bank 2), 227 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1), 228 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 2).
1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G4BR82P8S
thanks to everyone for the replies. thomas from new jersey wins the prize for this one. although the vehicle had spark using the spark tester, it was not a good enough spark to fire the plugs while cranking. replaced ignition coil and the vehicle fires right u...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L sluggish VIN: 1G4CW52K2W
This has been an ongoing search and not find problem. But finally we have found it. ALWAYS go with your first hunch. When this new Jasper engine started the first time I told my techs that it sounded like it was out of time. They told me it couldn't be because...
1988 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBDM15Z3J
Installed new distributor. Started suging about 10 miles into test drive but not as bad. Brought back to shop reset timing and now doesn't surge customer has been driving for a month now.
1988 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L No Start VIN: 1G1LT5111J
Since my last request, we have checked grounds into computer. We haven't got the car back in the shop to check injector resistanc, but the injector fires if we tickle the signal going into the computer. Not sure when the car will be towed into our shop. Thanks...
1989 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Belts VIN: 1GNDM15Z4K
Thank,s to all who replied,Most were correct with the bracket cracked behined the alternator.Thank you all very much,Great help.
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X0U
Actually I have not fixed it but someone else did. To summarize the replies; Suggestions were to make sure there were good ignition parts installed, make sure the cam timing is close to zero and a few other misc. things such as EGR and Timing chain not loose. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK14T0X
thanks to all that replied. tried all suggestions. nothing seemed to make any difference. customer took vehicle as it was. Trouble codes: P0137 (p0157-), P0157.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Electric door locks VIN: 2G1WF55E12
Thanks to those who helped. Neither problem (door lock/trunk 20 amp fuse blowing or battery drain) has occurred since help request was sent 6/13/06. If anyone has experienced a similar intermittent problem please send it our way.
2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L security light VIN: 1GCDT13X43
i replaced the cluster and the light stayed off thank ever one who helped me
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, code 11 CMP VIN: 1C4GP54R4T
Thanks for all replies. Many repies mentioned rubbed, cracked, or melted insulation. I found a corroded ground below the battery on the body rail, also the ground strap from the alternator and evaporator not connected. I still had the problem so I split the ha... Trouble codes: 11 (CMP or CKP sensor), P0340 (cam sensor circuit).
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GL23Y85
Customer Said We have No Rush On This Truck. Will Get Back On It ASAP. Thanks For All The Replys. If I Remember, I Had Another Dodge,Same Symptom, Replaced Computer.
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Blows Fuse # 10 VIN: 1B3ES67C3S
Hi iATN guys, first of all thanks a lot for your help, this car is gone for a week now and fixed. Almost every reply suggested to check the wiring in front of the A/T, which is the first thing I had done with no results, and that's because of the fact that the...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L fuel solenoid VIN: 3B7MC33D8V
After receiving the replies, it was a piece of cake. Thanks to Jeff, Mike, and Neal.The relay receives it's feed from the drivers side battery positive post. It is a blue wire with a fusible link below it, then changes to red. The eyelet on the blue wire was c...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Ignition Switch VIN: 3B7KF26D7W
Of all the replies I received, most of them involved relays or solenoids backfeeding system. What I did to the truck was check starter relay by removing the cover on the relay and physically closing the contacts. When I did this, the starter ran and the truck ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L passenger vents VIN: 3D7KA28C33
Sorry for the delay in posting this fix. My customer was uneasy about my suggestion, but finally agreed to let me try this if I agreed not to charge him if it did not work. Thanks to Wendall from SD, and Bruce from Arizona, who got this one right. I added 1/2 ...
1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3CS44RXM
well the loose ground was not the connector it was the pcm. that was brought to us by the customer from auto zone put the next one in it ran fine ...check grounds and pcm terminals
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Long crank time VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Thank you to everyone who replied. We REmoved connector at ECM made sure pins were straight, applied silicone dielectric, re connected and vehicle seems to be fine!!
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP1132W
Well, we're going to call this one a fix. The majority of the responses addressed the PCV system. I passed a compendium of mails I recieved to the customer (An engineer, can't snow this guy) and he unplugged the PCV filter on top of the valve cover when the no...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L noa/c VIN: 2FAFP74W91
The problem with this car is fixed. I checked the wire that goes from the a/c cut out relay to the PCM (the ground wire , yellow with red stripe).I found it to be broken next to the firewall.I repaired the wire and the a/c works great.Thanks for the intrest an...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L accumulator
After checking the O rings on the accumulator I found that they are not leaking. I did find the condensor is leaking in 3 places. I replaced the condensor and all is well. I think my low side connector for my a/c machine had a leak causing the dye to gather at...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU75WX3
Thanks to all; especially to Nick and Shane. I had already verified that the tires were the same type and size but I had not checked tread deapth. I found the fronts were 12/32' and the rears at 9/32'. I put 4 tires on w/same tread deapth(10/32') and noise is ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1FTPW14555
reprogramed inst cluster back to factory as built data and installed new software fixed all problems with vehicle.
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L reverse VIN: 1GKDT13W4X
Most replys said to check the filter in the side of the pump. I had not put a filter in during the rebuild. I removed the pump and installed a filter. I put it all back together and tested. The deleyed engagement problem was solved but i still had no forth gea...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES16531
thanks to all who reply. the costumers takes the vehicle to the dealer for further testing. the key was the original one for those who ask about the key. the costumer will tell me is they can help with his problem. I let go this vehicle because I dont have the...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D62
Well, as I said, despite being covered under warranty, The used dealer had me do the work anyway. Turns out the work was not only accident related but directly the fault of a lazy body man. Right fender was replaced and VSS wiring from r/f wheel had been cut i... Trouble codes: P0501.
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1243V
Thanks for the help. I ended up sending it to the dealer for IAC stepper motor & base idle set up, as I don't have the means to program the ECU.
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
The problem was with the TPS which is not supplied separately but comes with the throttle body assy. The customer talked to the used car dealer where she had purchased the car & they agreed to cover half of the cost. Thanks for the replies. John Trouble codes: 0121 (throttle pot out of range).
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L dash warning lights VIN: KNDUP13172
Thank you to all those who emailed. We took the vehicle to KIA dealer and they confirmed bad alternator. The 14.7 volt output was OVER chargeing as per thier service dept. They did perform the update that was mentioned by several people. That update included a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello everyone: This is a fix. 90% of replies recommended changing the MAF. This is a common problem. The codes P0170, P0173 are fuel trim DTC's. One can look a the fuel trim values to determine the cause. A bad MAF will have values at 1.25 and a good one at 1... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction bank 1), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0300 (random missfire), P0173 (fuel trim malfuntion bank 2).
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75WOV
Thanks, guys. After confirming all of the other shop's repairs, I had to go with bad gas. Usually I can tell by the smell, and this fuel actually would burn. I decided to test burn some known good gas. The known good gas burned brighter and longer, so I pumped...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine starting VIN: JN1CA21D3S
Thanks, to all who responded. This was a learning lesson for me. Sometimes as the saying goes, 'don't make it more complicated then it is' applies. After checking timing with a timing light (you can on this dei system) I found it was advanced 10 deg. Well I pr...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L no power VIN: 1N6SD16S8V
the truck had a clogged cat converter, thanx for the replies
1984 Other European SIVER SPUR 6.75L vent and mode doors VIN: SCAZN0001E
This one is on the back burner for now. It started working properly on it's own and we know it will be back. It is jus a matter of time. The customer said he wont touch the controls so the a/c will work. Fall and winter will come in a few months.
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