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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs VIN: 1JH4DC4464
customer reports blowing rear tire on freeway at 80+ mph and car spinning out - abs lamp has come on intermittently since that time - we inspected the abs unit for codes and have a code #8 which translates according to alldata as an internal abs control unit f...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Long Crank VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Vehicle has a long Crank on most engine start up. Runs good once going. We have the one code ([...])(p1564) I am wondering If there is any way to perform the adaption with the snap on scanner. I have the european software. Will this cause a hard start. Than... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle Adjuster Valve), P1564 (Same)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L over boost condition VIN: WAUYPG4B21
Customer complait... Check engine, ABS, traction control and "!" warning lights all have come on or been on. Verified ABS and Traction lamps come on under low boost conditions and goes out again on decel. Codes indicate that trans and ABS consider AMS load sig... Trouble codes: P1555 (Charge pressure maximum limit exceded), P0103 (MAF signal too high imtermittent), P1857 (trans ABS Load signal error message from ECU intermittent)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat Occupancy Sensor VIN: WBADD42010
This BMW has a faulty Seat Occupancy sensor for srs airbag from what I gather its a common fault. Replacement part for us is ex Germany, what i would like to know is it possible to by pass this sensor as it is only for the weight of the passenger. EG could we ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Gauges, A/C, rear windows VIN: WBAAM5336X
The car came in and the customer stated that the rear windows were blowing a fuse, A/C stopped working, and all gauges did not work. After I talked to him I found out that he had put a new battery in and has crossed the terminals. We looked a the car and also...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WABADN6344
Owner states. "Check engine light" came on. Stated it would stall, but we never duplicated the stall. Checked for codes as you can see. We monitored the "Additive Mixture Adaptation" Which had climbed to -2.67 on bank one and -3.09 on bank 2. These readings in... Trouble codes: 26 (Multiplicative Mixture Adaptation bank 1 Control limit reached), 27 (Multiplicative Mixture Adaptation bank 2 Control limit reached), 29 (Additive Mixture Adaptation bank 2 Control limit reached)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L vents VIN: WBAET37452
Hi, i need help this vehicle's vent tempature is about 25 degrees different hotter on vent/middle right side and passenger side. had codes 1E auc sensor ---1C interior tempature sensor--- cleared codes they haven't returned will test further. same symptom didn...
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU521XR
Vehicle came in with complaint of start/stall/cuts out on cruise speed and SES light on. Had EGR and Cam sensor codes, after testing found ECM at fault. Removed ECM and installed a reman. ECM. Started vehicle, idled poorly and stalled. Started vehicle again, r... Trouble codes: 101 (Mass Airflow Sensor Circuit)
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 2G4WY55J0X
This is more of an opinion or advise post. I have a long time good customer with a hard shifting trans with a code 1811. After reading the TSB and iatn post it seemed clear a PCS solenoid and valve body inspection / cleaning would resolve his problem. We refer...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Electronic VIN: W06VR52R4X
We got code p0703 Brake lamp switch.Trans. goes into limp mode when this happens. Tested switch-ok. Replaced switch. Cust. came back after three days and said it occured once. Problem is very intermittant. Only 1 archive, fix was ECM, but ignition switch was m...
1978 Chevrolet El Camino 3.8L steering VIN: 1W80A8Z480
This is for the frontenc shop that I use, All of the steering components have been tested and checked. The steering will not return to center from either direction, unless you turn the wheel back by hand. OK guys help me out and make me look good. Any ideas.
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L passing gear VIN: 1GCGC24KXS
shifts great except no passing gear
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ABS and Brake Lamps VIN: 1GCCS14W7R
Vehicle came in for complaint of brake lamp coming on. On test drive I found that when you lift off gas after accelerating briskly the ABS lamp comes on and about 2 seconds later the brake lamp comes on, wait a couple of seconds and they go out in the same seq...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L ets VIN: 1G1F12TXV7
ets light comes on randomly. snap-on scanner shows wheel speed sensors all ok.
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1GCHG35R3V
Hello,maybe one of you techs has run into this before.I have a Fuel guage problem that vibrates,sort of like a hummingbirds wings,rapid pulsating,but,fairly stable.I can work the fuel guage with the scanner and the percentages match the guage movement.Everythi...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCEG15W6W
This is a strange one - at least to me. Van was driving on highway and quit running. Towed in, I immediately found no fuel pump action, then realized fuel gauage reads past full with no movement, other gauges move. Started checking and found no power to pump o...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W6W
This truck drives fine but mill is on for low knock signal. knock showa 0.4 volts at Ildel. under acceleration it drops to 0.0. I have unpluges the sensor and had a reading of 4.98volts. I have replace the sensor to no avail. the cam retard always stays at 0.0...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Hesitation VIN: 1GCJK33GX2
Hi again folks,two help requests in as many weeks.Really hope this one yields more info than the last one.This truck has a hesitation when cold.Only from a stop,only in the early stages of open loop operation,and only on normal accell.If you stuff it there is ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Stall VIN: 1C4GP54R7T
vehicle came in for a no start condition. upon inspection and test drive of the vehicle we found vehicle always starts but it does stall on hard left turns. vehicle will immediately restart, the vehicle acts like we are turning the key off. we cannot test with... Trouble codes: 106 (baro out of rangemap sensor fault 48 key starts)
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L air conditioning control unit VIN: 1C4GP64L0T
a/c not working also heater/ ac/ control indicator lights on function buttons flashing. rear wiper and washer are operating. scan test performed with results noted... fuses ok...all connections following condensor replacment rechecked and are connected. any he...
1989 Dodge Ram 50 2.0L rear axles VIN: JB7FL24D9K
I pulled the axles out of the rear end and sent them out to be converted to 5 lug. When I got the axles back I installed new bearings and seals and reinstalled them however there is play in the axles now..when you grab the hub on the drivers side it pulls in a...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L cam dowel pin VIN: 1B7KC23C3T
Hey people. I Need a little advice for this dodge diesel. The customer is going on a very long trip, and I want to make sure he is in good shape. I have read about these diesels losing the upped dowel pin and cracking the front cover case. This one has not cra...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L turn signals
Have checked all the fuses and have replaced multi function switch with a known good one.Have also tryed the combination flasher .Checked for power and ground at switch and flasher and all apears good.When you start vehicle the wipers do one pass even with com...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4GP44G6W
This one is killing me. Someone help. I have this van that when you put the fuse in it blows it out everytime u turn the lights on. Headlights and tailights still come one. The mileage and gears still light up on the cluster. I have done my best looking for co...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L clutch disc VIN: 1B7KF2363W
truck came in with clutch problems, saw metal pieces in bellhousing. Brought truck in to shop, still moved but had to shut truck off to select gear. Inner part of disc had separated from inside...springs everywhere, and lining looked good, had gouged the press...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
We've got one here that will not start and has a hard knock when cranking. They shut the vehical off after driving for several hours with no problems. Is it possible for this type of engine to jump timing and bend valves?
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L intermittent iac pro VIN: 1B7KF23Z5X
Hello, We have a Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 ltr.Prior to reaching operating temp between 130-190 deg. you can here the iac open and start sucking in air,engine vacuum drops and runs like a three legged dog.Iac initially operates at around 35-41 counts when problem acc...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L ac VIN: 2B7KB31Z0X
Hello all. I have a van here that the ac was not blowing out cold air. I evac'd the system and it held vac, so I recharged it with new R134, and the pressures are 60/250. I believe it should be around 30/170. It is working, but the high pressures have me conce...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46ROY
Cutomer bought the and brought it to the shop to have mantence work and engine light check out found po1391 loss cam or crank sensor done the service oil change, tune-up replaced sensor car ran very good car returned about two weeks later had noise and running... Trouble codes: P1391, P0725
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 1B7HF13Z61
after transmission was rebuilt with old valve body bad we took a 1996 valve body put new sol & sensors on it was told it would work valve body was from working unit all new sensors in trans we get code 1762 gov sensor we put another new one now have code 1748 ...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: 2PD6442456
thanks for any help i have a freightliner/sprinter that has a no start i have checked fuses and am getting communation with a scanner but the engine would not turn over, when i use a remote starter to jump the starter the engine turns over but no crank on the ...
1992 Ford Escort 1.9L belt squeel
this compressor is locking up and squellin the belt,2 weeks ago the car came in with the center of the clutch torn out the compressor wasent frozen i replaced the compressor acclumlator and tube 5 days later it came back with the same thinf the rubber seperate...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L air bags VIN: 2FALP74W8R
Hello Group, This Crown Vic is blinking a code 13. It indicates that the primary circuit has shorted to ground. I have 2 questions...1)Is there a common trouble spot in circuit 614 that can lead to this? 2)Will I have to replace the Diagnostic Monitor due to t...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 2FTHF26F8S
Hi there, This my first post so bare with me please. Truck came in with a MIL on and poor running under load. Check codes and found 1211 and 1212. Test drove and when cold truck has a slight long crank time but when hot will not start or takes several trys and... Trouble codes: P1211
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Pressures VIN: IFMDU34X2T
This truck came to us with no charge in the system. We charged it, found a leak and repaired it. After we evac/recharged it the system would pressurize to 375 PSI high side, 35-65 on the low side. then we would disconnect the compressor to prevent damage as it...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N8V
I hope someone has seen problems with these SHOs that might be helpful. I have an intermittent no start hot. The only facts I have at this point is when it dies, if you crank it the EEC will not activate the fuel pump relay that is part of the constant control...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1FMDU24E2V
Hi everyone.Dome lights intermitently stay on.Not a switch problem.I've dealt with them before.With ligths stuck on I can watch all door and rear glass switches say closed on our ngs scanner.Can open and close all of them and watch scanner data switch back and...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L p/s system VIN: 1FALP6530V
I remove the engine and trans to rebuilt trans cd4e all went well for except when I install eng & trans my p/s does not work right it works like a manual steering .I think it had the clear type of p/s fluid like you buy at any auto parts store. But by factory ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18Z8X
this pickup has a dealer installed propane system on it the truck runs fine on gas but will not start on propane no codes on the pcm side of computer when i scan the alt fuel computer i get a p1133 mitchell has no info on a factory propane setup. after the pic... Trouble codes: P1133
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Suspension VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
Thanks in advance. This 4x4 truck has a noise on the passanger side and you feel it in the passanger side floorboard. With someone pushing up and down on the passanger front it fells like it is comeing from the rear bushing on the leaf spring. Any help would b...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L front crank pulley bolt VIN: SFTZF07341
having trouble removing supercharger drive pulley from front of crankshaft. reverse thread bolt will not break loose. tried holding flywheel while using a long breaker bar. have tried using half inch drive impact. afraid something is going to break here. anybo...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Brake Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L31
I've got this 01 F150 that has a short in the brake light system. I've eliminated the wiring harness going to the back and also the one going to the front by unplugging them, and the short is still there. I'm pretty sure that it's inside the cab somewhere. I'm...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L starting VIN: 1FMZU77E21
replace computer, send it car to reprogram the keys the keys. the car wont start the starter relay clicks but the engine wont crank...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21LO3
truck came to me from car dealer with mil lamp on both heater faults codes in memory, ohmed o2's from ecm plug with ecm unplugged one ohm'd open, the other out of range, installed two new motorcraft 02's. codes came back within a week sat on power feed didnot ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FAFP38Z44
hello all and thanks ahead of time. this car is driving me nuts. came in nothing special. battery light on alternator not charging. customer had installed new battery. removed and replaced alternator. still no charge. starting to get worried. checked my shop k...
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEC13Z74
Have a no spark condition. Have replaced the crank sensor & PCM. Have a signal coming from the crank to the Pcm. My Ignition Coils have power and ground. The PCM is not sending my IC Control signal for any coil. Need help. I found a TSB on a problem with the p...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cv joint VIN: JHLRD2847W
Intermittent vibration around 35 to 45 mph on level ground at cruising speed. Vibration can be felt is steering wheel. Tires have been rotated and balanced twice. We've never been able to reproduce problem. Suspect cv axle may be binding at times. Anyone had s...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L 1-2 and 3-4 UPSHIFT VIN: SAJHX6246V
Good Morning: This 1997 XJ6 has extremely harsh 1-2 and 3-4 upshifts (as if line pressure was extremely high) BUT the 2-3 upshift is smooth (no flare/slippage). Shift timing is correct and shifts will be delayed under heavy throttle. ATF fluid/filter were repl...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7230V
Thank you in advance. This car was brought in for a no start problem three weeks ago. It was usually on hot restarts. I found a post on relays and sure enough the fuel pump relay looked like it had been overheating. At the time, the P0101 code was present but ... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 B1 S1 Htr Circ), P0141 (O2 B1 S2 Htr Circ), P0101 (Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range Performance), P0342 (Cam Pos. Sensor Circuit A Low B1 or Single Sensor), P0335 (Crank Position Sensor A Circuit)
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB62381
Seems I've been getting some real weird ones this past couple of weeks... This Kia currently is setting a P0171 Bank 1 system too lean... The thing that is confusing me is that acording to both Mitchell and AllData the code will set after is in closed loop and... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ac VIN: 1LNHM97U62
Customer says the car will blow full heat after sitting on hot days. Start off blowing cold but as she drives down the road it starts to blow full warm have check all refrigerant pressures and are all ok. I have driven the car a number of times but always seem...
1991 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L seal VIN: 1YVGD22B8M
When transmission is shifted to drive a severe leak occurs from the front pump or coverter seal area. The leak seems to be more then just a seal based upon the amount of fluid lost. The trans is still in the car. i would like to have some insight into this pro...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ac temp VIN: 1MEFM50U4W
Cust. complaint is ac gets warm int. Ambient air temp when pressures were taken was 85 degrees f. and 80 Pecent hummidity. With mode set to max and fan speed on low ac duct air was 30 degrees f. High side pressure was 165psi. Low side pressure was 35psi. Could...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEFM50UIX
Need some help on this one!!! we've got a 99 merc sable, with a ohv 3.0. on cold start up and after it has sat for a few hours it floods out and wont start. when checking the data on the vetronix, its showing the injector pulse width over 99ms. when it is floo...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y3V
Car came in for no spark,unplugged cam sensor and reconected cam sensor and it had spark,so i replaced cam sensor and connector.Few days later the car came back with same problem and same code so i replaced crank sensor and connector and it had spark again.Cus... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L FT. Differential VIN: JA4NW51S13
On occasions it sounds like the Ft. axel or Lt. Ft. hub is trying to engage. Clicking/Ratcheting sound. Just before you come up to a stop it sounds like it either fully engages or disengages. I don't think this vehicle has Ft. hubs that lock though. The only t...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L engine VIN: JH8HD16Y5H
This nissan pathfinder gets towed to my shop,cranks and will not start.Do a compression test because it sounds like a broken t-belt or just no compression.0 psi on all six cyls!!!I remove the upper timing cover and belt is still intact and lines up on the mark...
1992 Nissan D21 2.4L lifters VIN: 1N6SD11S0R
Vehicle came in with upper engine noise, using a stethascope located noise at either cyl 3 or 4. Does not get louder as rpm increases, Vehicle runs well, no smoke etc. Any one have some ideas before I rip into it? Thanks Dave
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: D4VC148874
Car came to shop because of rough idling and cuts off eventually,fouls out spark plugs back fires sometimes when throttle is open. Replace intake manifold gasket replace spark plugs.swap ecu,distributor and mass air flow meter.replace knock sensor for po325,ch...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D7W
Customer tried to repair himself. Engine cranks fine. If you crank the engine and release the key a just the right time it will start and runs well. code in the sys were for knock snsr and 02. Replaced knock snsr (was able to see it was physically broken) rese...

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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAVHD5440L
Thanks for all your help. It wound up just being a air boot for the turbo. When the engine was under torque it would open up the boot and make it run bad. We replaced the boot and it runs great now.
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L compressor VIN: WAUFL54D9Y
Hi all; I just want to thank the people who steered me in the right direction! The fix was to add an ambient temperature sensor where there was one before the front end collision. The previous shop that replaced the core support of the car after the accident d...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53433
Hello and thank you to all that have replied to this post. as of this date, we have not been able to get the customer back in with the car. when they do come back i will post a final fix. thanks as always, john
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4HR5214R
Hey guys. I am 99% sure whats wrong with this one. What threw me off was the loss of power, and the FALSE 604 CODE supplied by the snap on scanner. The ECM must have a fuel cut when it sees a trans. problem to lessen dammage. I took Peter from Wisconson's advi... Trouble codes: 604 (quad driver failure).
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR5SL4R
This is one of those jobs we wish we could have seen coming and then ducked. We received a number of logical, well thought out responses including the possiblity that the crank sensor was the problem. We checked the magnet and clip, all intact and clean. We ev... Trouble codes: P0342.
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y6Y
i was told by gm that those code are engineering codes, i tried two dealer ships to deal with this problem when they found out about those codes they dint want to work on the car, thanks to all how replied.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD54Y92
well as per gary from ohio the iac was getting the wrong info from the computer so after replacing the computer the idle was perfect, thanks to those that replied
1984 Chevrolet Pickup C20 6.2L ignition linkage
Thanks to all replies. You were all right ,it's not easy to do on site but i did manage to get it done. Holding every thing in place while puting back together is tricky and 4 hands is needed. Thanks again team keep up the good work
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP2382M
Hi and thanks again for all the help, we pulled the distributor and found the reluctor wheel to be rusted, pretty bad, so we cleaned it up and the miss is gone. She runs smooth at all RPM''s . Thanks to all
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Ignition switch VIN: 1G1JC524XS
This is fixed. When I called GM dealer to get a switch they looked it up by the vin number and said that I had the second design switch which was 201.00 my cost. I took a chance and ordered one from carquest for the 1st design and it worked fine. made my day.
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19W8Y
Hi all. Thank you all for you help with this van. After i did the distributor trick, the van misfired far less then before, but still, 4 & 5 would, on a uphill grade at speed,(6%grade) misfire enough to set the flag. I had to replace the Cat converter, along... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Temp Door Motor VIN: 1GCEK14V0Y
Thanks for the information. It was suggested that if the door is on the same circuit as the blower motor a low voltage situation could occur if the blower is drawing too much current. I'm not sure in this case if the blower is on the same circuit or not. A new...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L door ajar VIN: 1G1ND52J01
3 replies--First said to ohm ajar switch.Other 2 said the snap on scanner should read body codes.This was a 2000 year and my scanner only went to 1999.I removed drivers door and ohmed switch.Was bad,replaced switch and now ok.thanks to all
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L a/c VIN: 1GNEK13T61
Well guys this one is finally out of my hair and I did get paid.. although he did not come back in person to pay me he sent his son in for some reason. Out of the 23 replies the majority of you said to check the low pressure switch on the reciever drier. I did...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK24G41
Thanks to all who replied to the problem ,I installed a new crank sensor and that has solved the problem,haven't heard anything back from the owners .plus I couldn't get it to mess up any more,so thanks again for the help Trouble codes: P0342 (cmp sensor signal low).
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Temperature VIN: 3CAFY4BB01
Found the low speed fan was bad, replaced the motor and it still overheats - again only with the A/C on. Have since checked the system and found pressures to be way out to lunch Low - 50 psi and High 70 psi with a full charge on the system. I think im leaning ...
1975 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L Unknown
Thank you for all your replies. I installed a bigger expansion,flushed out old oil and install proper amount and charge. Once again thank you for your help.
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L OD, shift quality VIN: 1FBJS31H1P
After all the checking and testing and realizing the master tech was picking up PIDS it had no business picking up such as trans temp and actual lever position as oposed to the general PN/DRL (which it would see). We turned our attention to what Charles from M...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fuel smell after shutdown VIN: 1FALP52U1R
First,I would like to thank all who responded.Customer had to have car,would bring back at later date.Customer says that sympton has not returned since picking up car.After some discussion w/customer,I believe problem is in EVAP system,probably due to topping ...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22B9S
First, Thanks to all who replied. Special Thanks to Christian [...] who suggested scoping the crank sensor at idle and 2000 rpms. When attempting to scope the crank sensor we found the bolt holding the crank sensor in place sheered at the back of the crank sen...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF09L7W
well this one is fixed. I checked everything that i could replaced two of the coils an swapped coil. i finally ended up trying to tracked down the cause of the excessive amperage on #4coil. Since the connector had been replaced i tore onto the the tape that co... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Power to pcm VIN: 1FMPU16L83
Found a bad relay for the pcm, i posted a little early before i had a chance to really pinpoint test all the circuits involved, I have heard that the fuse panel is prone to having trouble with the internal buss bar, it also is 2 pieces of plastic with more rel...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D33
Well this was a tough one and we knew it was gonna be something stupid... It ended up being bad gas which we had suspected but thought it had water in it but after removing the bed and looking in the tank there was no sign of water... smelled a little old thou... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean).
1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cam holding tool VIN: JHMBB2150S
Most replies said that they just use the 5mm punches, this allows some movement to align the sprockets, which is the procedure I used. Most said that they zip-tie the new belt to the sprockets to hold belt in place. One tech mentioned that he marks old belt at...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2HKRL18682
I aquired a factory kit for the trailer wireing as was suggested it was the easiest way to go. The customer is happy and boss happy. Thank you for your help and suggestions sorry for taking so long to reply and thanks again.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22942
Hi Everyone, Thanks to the 3 that responded to this request. After checking all the usual suspects with no results we replaced the PCM and that solved the problem. Can't explain why but we never saw any abnormality in the scan data when the car was in conditio...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
Thanks for you replys they would have been helpfull if cust. would have aproved more diag time. Didn't have a chance to follow threw. Cust. was from out of state and impacient. Car was towed to home state. Thanks again Trouble codes: P2646.
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L lack of power VIN: 5GRGN23U43
i double checked fuel press and volume, both were good. i replaced cats, it ran better but it still felt a little under powered. i let cust drive over weekend and they were very happy they said it has never ran better, so if they are happy i guess i am to.
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKAY21D6V
I beleive this one is fixed, I ended up putting another reman compressor in and had another lowside reading of 75 and a high side reading of 160, I finally put an OE compressor in and now my high side pressure is 225 and my low side goes down to about 37 and t...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L overheating VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
Iatn , this was closed out on 6/26/06 and I have your email dated 6/26/26-do you want me to to fax it to you !!! your rating is going to be lowered !!!
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L PRNDL 1-2 gear VIN: 1GGCS1442W
A used instrument cluster fixed the prndl and odometer problem, but still shifted late out of 1st, customer is happy so truck is gone thanks for all the input.
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L prndl VIN: 1GGCS1442W
A used instrument cluster fixed the prndl and odometer problem, but still shifted late out of 1st, customer is happy so truck is gone thanks for all the input.
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear suspension
Sorry I have not replied back on this vehicle before now. the customer was on vacation and finally brought the vehicle in for me to work on. Thank you to everyone who replied to my problem. Everyone was right on with the bushings and steel sleeve being worn ou...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49SX1
The original camshaft was rapidly grinding the new lifters away, reducing valve lift on the cylinders generating the misfire codes The reason it ran fine for several hours after we replaced the lifters was that was how long it took to grind away enough of the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0305 (misfire 5), P0302 (misfire 2).
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L transfer case VIN: SALNY22282
well this freelander is gone. it is equipped with a...IRD (INTERMEDIATE REDUCTIONDRIVE) which allows a differential in drive ratios between the fron and rear. i received a few replies about using the proper fluid, which we used. the used ird appears to be work...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19292
Well, the car was put on the back burner due to my work load; thanks for all of the replies; IATN is always my first resource when I want to find out the fix for my troubled vehicle; the fixed was another TPS; Stephen and Robert came really close for the fix: ... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps/ gas pedal position circuit malfunction), P0121 (tps out of range).
1996 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM83W9T
thanks to all for the help ,at was a bad pcm module as most of the repliys
1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L ABS Module
This one is done...replacing the ABS unit did the trick. I was able to bleed the unit, we had good pedal pressure with just enough free play ( with the original unit there was not much ), and the caliper relased like it should. Special thanks to Jay for sugg...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Failed Emissions VIN: JN1CA2104T
We knew the P0325 was not an issue, so we went after the P1400. This ended up being a pretty east fix. The EGR solenoid was basically open. 6kohms. We could not find a spec, but a new solenoid ohms out at 35 ohms. Replaced solenoid and let the customer drive i... Trouble codes: P0325 (excessive high or low voltage from knock sensor to ECM), P1400 (improper voltage signal sent to ECM through EGRC solenoid).
1998 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4N2ZN1115W
we tryed a lot , cap.rotor, coolant sensor , fuel filter, reset timing belt, drove for days with fuel pressure gauge taped to windshield and modius on it , we told customer to take to dealer as with the heat wave we just ran out of time , thanks to all joe cat
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