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1996 Acura TL 3.2L abs lite VIN: JH4UA3641T
abs motor runs pereiodacally,lite comes on ,code 13.. high pressure do you fill the resiovoir for the abs? there are lots of tsbs for these but no info.
1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA88G2T
this one is really beating us up. regular client, towed in due to noise.. turns out ignition key is sticking in start position, causing starter to stay engaged, there is tsb. replaced switch and cylinder, client picks up vehicle. gets 20 minutes down the road,... Trouble codes: P0303
1997 Audi A4 2.8L dome light VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Hello, This car has an intermittent problem with the dome light and door chime going off at different times when driving and the windows not working at times. They also say the voltage meter fluctuates from 12v to 14v. We could duplicate the dome light comin...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
Hello Audi Techs This car came in with the codes listed below, plus a misfire code for cly 1. We replaced the coil for #1 and cleared codes, but after a short drive a miss returned and the same codes were stored. WE checked the wiring harness for damage but n... Trouble codes: P3301, P1356, P1057
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L flywheel VIN: WBAHC2314L
have a problem with flywheel teeth keep getting damaged.we have put 2 bosch starters and 2 flywheels in this car and its damaged again.each time they sound good after installing them but only last two weeks.flywheel actually is slightly bent each time after fa...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8321W
Car was towed in as a no start. Battery was DOA. Recharged, and tested ok. Found a bad starter which was replaced. Now for the fun. No cranking at all or signal to the starter .The relay does switch but there is no main power feed to it. I have almost no info ...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAEU334X2
I'm hoping that there are some BMW Techs that have seen problems with the High volt head light systems. This vehicle will intermittantly have the right front head light go out.the customer states that if you turn the key on and off a few times it will come bac...
1983 Buick Riviera 5.0L lock-up VIN: 1G4E25H687
hi fellow tech's.i've got this 83 riv. first of all vin is wrong.question for you trans guys.this buick goes into lock-up when hot and won't release until it cools down. even with tcc connector dis-connected.i checked fix data base and see some sticking soleno...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR52L1S
Hi everyone i have a problem child here It has a code PO341 cam/crank error that resets within 10 seconds of starting this car , i ran the flow chart in mitchell on demand and it told me to test the cam signal termenal at the pcm for 5 volts ( dvom read 4.99 v... Trouble codes: P0341
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L battery VIN: 1G4GD221XS
Hello All, Have a 95 Riv with an intermmitent draw. Could happen one day or three days apart. Longest time so far is 3.5 weeks. I've swapped all relays one at a time and eliminated circuits one at a time by removing fuses. Now it's been two weeks and it happ...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WF5516Y
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L warning lamp VIN: 1G6DW5274P
Hello all. I have this caddy in here with a oil change light on and I have tryed everything I can think of to get it out. I called our local dealer and they are not any help. I replaced a ignition module and serviced the car and the cust. would like the light ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
hi everyone, i need a little help again. this 93 cadillac sedan deville with 4.9 is giving me fits. vehicle came in on the hook with a no power complaint. upon closer inspection it did idle fair but had NO power, would miss every once in a while & backfires th...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality
can the icm couse a fault in one coil and not effect the rest? thanks rich Trouble codes: P0135
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Charging VIN: 1G6KD54Y5Y
hello techs, this caddy came with the battery light on, we found it was overcharging (15.2v). we put a reman remy alternator in it and it wont charge now. it has power from the pcm, the L terminal is switching, has 73% PMW through the scan tool and all the wir...
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.
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
1996 4.3 misfire; Need more thoughts new udated data. this is in regards to a earlier help request still open. i hope this will help trigger some helpful thoughts from all you techs out there? since my last update i removed the upper plemum again and found the... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3 cylinder)
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GCEC19R2V
The above truck came in with a brake vibration and after coversing with another tech here, it isn't the only time. This truck has had the rotors and drums turned approx. 8 times now. I replaced the front rotors, test drove, and still a vibration/pulsation occu...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
Hi everyone and thanks for taking time to read this. This Malibu came in with a P0172-Bank 2 sensor indicates lean- and a P0401-EGR flow problem. I took the EGR valve off and there is plenty of vacuum but the exhaust has no flow at all. The passage is clear as...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L compressor
The system is full of freon.I hooked up scanner and no codes. Went to function tests and under A/C relay test. I pushed ON and the compressor runs and a/c gets cold. Pushed OFF button and compressor shuts off.Remove scanner and comp inop.I found nothing in arc...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L 2nd, 4th, VIN: 1GCCS1958Y
Vehicle has no 2nd gear shifts 1-3 cannot feel 4th but can pull down into manual 3rd has 3rd then put in 4th and will shift to 4th lockup is working correctly converter clutch slippage and duty cycle are where they should be. Installed reman valve body, checke...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L hub VIN: 2C3HE66G3Y
Customer syas that he had the bearings done first then the brakes. It wasn't until after the brakes were done that he noticed a popping noise . I road tested the vehicle, going in a straight line the vehicle makes no noise. Under acceleration, coasting, shifti...
1990 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GK54ROL
The van seems to have two problems.One the trans seems to stick in second gear.When you accelerate you can feel that the van is taking off in second a dog off the line.After you get going it doesnt upshift.When you manually shift it makes no difference, the tr... Trouble codes: 15 (no speed sigal to ecm)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Headlight VIN: 1B7KF23Z81
Thanks in advance for any help. Truck came in for left front low beam inop. Customer replaced bulb twice with no change. This is a 2 headlight system with out DRL. My ShopKey wiring diag seams alittle off and has no repair and testing info. With switch on I ha...
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 ...
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00BXL
Hi Folks The vehicle was towed in no start. I have very little info on this vehicle. I do have a wiring schematics for the ECU ,but thats it. I have checked all the power and grounds at the ECU, also checked distributor pulse at ECU pin 1 is good. With noid li...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L pads,rotors,calipers VIN: 2FDKF37H5K
it also has a low pedal when you push it this happens all the time. we replaced both calipers, both front brake hoses, put another new master cylinder on ,checked all the tire pressure,swap both front tires side to side. and we cleaned and adjusted the rear br...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Odometer VIN: 1FTHF25H5R
Speedometer and odometer are inop. Replaced speed sensor in differencial by trans shop. No change. We have no repair manuals for this year. If any Ford techs have any information about where to start to make the speedometer and odometer work again we would app...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L oil pump VIN: 2FMDA5140S
The van came in today with a lot of upper end noise. This was lifter noise and all the noise was on top. The noise was at idle only. If you gave the engine some gas the noise would slowly go away. We took the pan down to inspect the lower end. We found heat ma...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15PXV
hey guys, got one that's driving me nuts. this escort keeps coming back with the check engine light on. i've tuned this thing tested fuel pressure and volume. tested maf function, tps, vacuum leaks, fuel injecter function, coil pack and all secondary ignition,... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 0300 (random misfire), 1000 (not all monitors set)
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WZA38421XX
Hello im a dodge tech and i have this ford explorer 4.0 that needs the cam sensor drive replaced, customer wants me to replace as they dont trust any one else. long time customer. Need to know what is involved in replaceing the drive. what is needed to sync th...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMR4176XX
Hello.I got this expedition a weak ago with dome light staying on all the time and wipers does not work so i put the scanner on it found code 1438 and 1450 checked the door sw`s they all shows that door closed.checked the relay the relay is closed all the time...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2FMZA5142X
i am working on this vehicle for a used auto dealer so I don't have any history on this thing. I will describe the problem as best I can. When the key is in the off position for approx. 5 seconds the headlights will come on, the Heater/AC blower will power up ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy
recently replace cylinder heads on vehicle in our shop, tech pulled out cam syncronizer without marking or lining up, can't find info on proper procedure to reinstall, have install tool but don't know what position motor should be in etc.. please help!!! thank...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTNW21F12
Hi, Gents. Has anyone seen these high pressure pumps leak oil into the valley because of a porous casting? The leak is definitely from under the high pressure pump area and is NOT from the lines or plugs or IPC. I have already replaced the mounting gasket. It ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L power door locks/anti-theft/door ajar VIN: 1FTSX31F22
power door locks not working from remote fob or either door. radio is not shutting off when key off and drivers door opened, door "open" icon on instrument panelis staying on like a door is open (but its not), ALL of these items pullpower from the 30 amp #50 f...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W63
A/C will not turn compressor on until car runs for 15 minutes and then works fine pressure good when working 30 low 200 high. Jumped a/c cycling switch no help. Checked for 5v reference at evap sensor ok. I have ordered a evap sensor to try. Any help would be...
1991 GMC TOPKICK 6.0L runs out of fuel
Got a medium duty truck with a 366 big block TBI with dual tanks, this is a recently purchased truck (used) so we do not know much about it. I have 2 questions: The vehicle ran out of fuel with a 1/4 tank showing on the gauge, I looked at the owners manual it ...
1994 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2GDEC19KR1
Customer has had this complaint for about a year. Truck came in with a code 13 in it. I cleared it and test drove, the code did not return. Truck runs good at idle and in open loop. The problem starts intermittently at cruising speeds. Fuel trim will be at 128...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCB765XL
vehicle belongs to buddy of mine #2 cylinder had oil on top of piston figured valve seals were leaking down so i pulled the head. All but 4 valves were burnt to almost nothing had head rebuilt and put it back on started car and it was still burning oil figured...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5660V
hi honda tech, i have had this car with vibration problem at idle in gear. vibration felt at steering wheel. the problem gets worse when the A/C turns on. i have checked for misfire and there is no code. everything works fine other than the vibration. no loss...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHWF2552Y
Hello hyundai techs This car came in running very poorly put scanner on and got misfire code and running lean code.I changed plugs and wires and fuel filter. Now the scanner says no codes .Still running poorly. When cold wont idle at all you have to pat the g...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
WE have this Infiniti here that exhibited all the symptoms of a bad MAF sensor. We installed an updated one with housing from Nissan. We definitely improved the MAF gms/sec readings and the car runs better but now it is obviously rich. My question is, does the... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDH58W2P
is anyone familiar with the egr vac passage in this 3.2 i have very little vac at plenum idling with egr off. i soaked passage and probed it with a wire. not much change.i'm trying to give the customer an estimate on cleaning it out but not sure how far i'll h...
2004 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L steering wheel, etc VIN: 1J4FA39S14
Hey jeep guys, when you drive this jeep over a good pot hole the steering shakes violently. If you stick your head out the window you can see tires shake. It is intermitant. When I drove it it didn't seem to stop till you slowed down. then I couldn't get it to...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E9M
Hey guys, Ive got this Lexus that came from a smog only shop with high nox. I wish i had the print out but the customer kept it. I know the cos and hcs were very good, what didnt pass was the Nox. Id say about 400 or so above max on both speeds. All function t...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIBC1411V
Need help IATN!! Car keeps setting PO420. Normally off highway, after 1/2 hour drive and when back at city speeds. Replaced convertor (good used) orginally when tested oxygen sensors reading equal front & rear and found cracked manifold (replaced w/new). Code... Trouble codes: 420 (Catalytist efficiency)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F0T
We have a customer that has been very patient with us,but I think that she is starting to loose it. She has been to our shop about four times with her check engine light on with the code P0302. Every time I go through the vehicle,spark plug #2 is always cracke... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Hi All, I have an interesting situation with this Mercedes. It won't set readiness monitors. Not even one. And, (Get this) I can't find the parameters for running them. After doing a google search I found this article: ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L condenser fans VIN: WDBJFSSF3V
vehicle came in with condenser fans locked up and no power to the compressor. e.c. light on, on the control head, replaced refrigerant temp. sensor, reset control head. also, replaced condenser fan assembly. after these repairs, the compressor engages, but no ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L St. Angle Sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
I can not reset C1140. BAS light on
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L srs light VIN: WDBRF54J21
Hello, I have an 01 c320 in the shop with the srs light on. code b1075,can communication is faulty, can not find any info on the code using alldata. With my autologic scan tool,checked for faults on live data,no faults found,checked can bus lines in that part...
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR41H9T
please help, a vehicle came in intially with codes po115, coolant temp sensor. po170 fuel malfunction #1, and po161 o2 sensor heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2 - I replaced the coolant temp and o2 sensor. these codes have not returned. the po170 has been back, fo... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfuntion bank 1)
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L3Y
Hi, sure can use your help. Read & performed all tests recommended in IATN knowlege base for code P0400. Tested egr solenoid & egr valve - both good. Lost vacuum supply to EGR solenoid. There is an aftermarket air intake tube that someone replaced. Can this ca... Trouble codes: P0400
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...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2.8L air conditioning
the A.C. compressor will not engage, the system has a full charge of freon. I can jump it at the ac relay, but other than that,the compressor will not engage when trying to turn it on inside the car. The light on the head control comes on, there is power to th...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WX52H7Y
Hi guys my name is Scott need some help if possible. Im using my coworkers IATN account he told me to try to see if you guys could help me figure something out. I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue V6 3.5L. Check engine light is on found code 410 (Secondary air i... Trouble codes: P0410
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NF12E71
Have this Grand Am here. No codes. When you are sitting at idle and go to accel from a stop light or even back up slowly the car will hesitate or chug and die intermitantly. Even less often when your are driving it will act like you turned the key off for a sp...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EB49E62
OK guys, I need moral support here. I have 2 of these cars driving around out there, with identical intermittant failures. Temp gauge goes to cold, and A/C turns off. Mil sets with a low coolant temp code. I have changed the coolant sensor on both cars. I know...

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1998 Acura TL 3.2L p.s steering pump VIN: JH4UA3648W
well we got it, I had checked the reservor and had even cleaned it and watched fluid run through it. But it would not allow enough fluid to flow after 1-2 minutes, We removed the reservor filled it and watched the fluid flow and stop flowing for several minute...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
I replaced the unit and it seems to be fixed. From other member notes it seems that the radios of this vintage have internal problems that were corrected by the remanufactured version from Audi (indicated by a X following the part number). Unfortunately the un...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L front suspension VIN: WBAGD4323R
HI out there this car had us pulling are hair out we droped the cradale and lubed joing and checked on difrent lifes like evry one sugested we were pride on any thing we could get onto and nothing showed up whith the elctric ears on we could here the nois on b...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no start VIN: WBAAM3345Y
Thanks you to all seven who responded. I wound up getting a new key and trying that first. I didn't think it would work but I only had one key anyway. Well, it fixed it. Nick, Erik,Eddie and Dana all mentioned the key as a first place to start. I have read num...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L vents VIN: WBAET37452
thanks eric you nail it. vehicle was low on freon. didnt find any leaks did install dye to check further. thanks a lot works great at this time.
1992 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB54L3N
after checking the wiring harness and again checking and cleaning grounds could not prove crank,cam sensors bad module checked ok customer declined any further diagnostic time and said would drive till it completely quit
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L ABS light on VIN: 1G4CW53L6N
Well, thanks to a friend at a local GM dealer I was able to use a tech 1 that he had. It had no problems pulling codes. It had about 6 different codes and there was a tsb for a bad abs relay. Replaced the relay and all is good. I did not record the exact codes...
1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G4WB14TXP
Had many replies on this one and most of them said it was in the transmission and that it was a normal condition for that trans in that year so we explained it to the customer and they were satisfied. thanks again
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU521XR
Thanks to all who responded so quickly. The original reason for the ECM replacement was a bad EGR valve driver in the ECM. Also, CAM code was being set with a good signal back-probed at the ECM evidently it wasn't interpreting it correctly. Also, Tap testing o... Trouble codes: 101 (Mass Airflow Sensor Circuit).
1998 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJS2M8W
Thank you for all the replys. I am sure it is the a/c clutch drawing to many amps. we disconnected the clutch drove it for parts runs for a few days. gave the coustomr an est to fix it. do to the condition of the car and that he is leting his daughter use it h...
1999 Buick Century Limited 3.1L svs,abs,traction off VIN: 2G4WY52M5X
thank you everyone for your replies. on second attempts to communicate with abs, we were unable to get communication. all powers andgrounds are present but customer wanted to take vehicle for a second opinion.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD54Y7V
Thanks to all who replied. Not feeling to confidant with Mitchell's diagnostic tree we scoped the wires to the pcs. On initial start up we briefly had power then it would shut off followed by the mil light coming on. Replacing the ecu gave us a good waveform, ...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GEC19H3P1
Thank you all who replied. The fix was replacing the injectors. This seems simple and obvious in now, but it really had me confused. Eric
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L ing switch VIN: 2GCEC19V8X
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L engine VIN: 1GCGK23J7X
the problem was a bad intake valve and guide on #5 cyl thanks much on the input.
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E6Y
thanks to Dennis from new Hempshire,Maynard from Ontario, Adam from Illinois and Allen from North Carolina. I replaced the 7x cranck sensor the one on the block that the icm uses for spark. after changing the new sensor, i read 24x data for 5 seconds and it wa... Trouble codes: P0336.
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H9X
Sorry for the long delay on this one. I recieved a few replies but nothing that could nail this one down. I checked the cam and crank signals looked o k. checked compression had average of 150 on each cylinder. went back and verfied timing belt timing again. I...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GT54L5I
Thanks to those who replied I checked the wiring harness from pcm to engine harness connector it was rubbing on the trans mission solenoid Pac and on the housing at the back of the trans but no damage to the wiring harness. I replaced the pcm program it and st... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108, P0206, P1496.
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F2V
Well this one is fixed. Thanks to all those who gave advise. It was the egr valve sticking open intermittantly, along with a plugged intake egr port on the pass. side, thus causing 1,3,5, cylinders to shut down when the egr hung open. Another happy car owner! Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4GP44G6W
Thanks John for the help. The customer had installed an aftermarket radio. Never thought about it because raio lights and everything worked fine. Found cobble job with the wiring when i pulled it out. Redid all wiring and no more problems. Thanks again John.
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L ac VIN: 2B7KB31Z0X
OK, as most of you stated, the system is ok, it was just a very hot day and it was in the shop (so it was hotter), I just checked the system and it is 20/145 @ 72 deg F and the compressor is cycling, before the compressor just stay'd on. The condensor is clear...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Engine VIN: 1B3EJ46U21
I was not aware that the water pump was actually in the timing case on this chain driven engine..So if its front seal wears badly enough,it will leak directly into the oil pan. This pump was worn to the max. Even the bearings had come out and it had cocked so ...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L temp/fuel gauge VIN: 1D4HS58N73
The replies recieved had to do with checking grounds. We appreciate the replies. Since the vehicle has been in there has not been any further incident with the gauges.
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14N5G
A in line fuel filter was the fix. It had a substance on it similar to wall paper paste. Cream colored. Thanks for all the replies and help. Truth is, I did not even know it had a inline fuel filter on it. {about 3inches round} Fairly tough getting to, but 6 i...
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMDU32X9M
We got approval to remove the intake and cylinder heads. We took the heads to a machine shop for testing and they found a crack in the right side head. The customer requested we replace the motor, so we will. We did verify that is was oil and not trans fluid i...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FLAP5749S
I've hit a brick (not a red brick) wall with this one. Thanks to all who replied. Some advised to check grounds which all were removed and cleaned and reinstalled. Another said to check the relay plug next to the radiator which was removed and cleaned. Someone...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1FMDU24E2V
your replies were correct the gem module (timer) has fixed the problem.
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L compressor clutch VIN: 1FDXE40F4W
I installed a new front seal in the original oem compressor (which I initiallty replaced because of this seal leak, and put a Ford reman clutch onto this well used compressor. I then reinstalled the refrigerant that was removed from the vehicle. Truck has been...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Greetings my fellow auto tech warriors in the field of battle. This one is a fix. The problem was indeed the control arm bushings. I replaced both of them and after removing them and looking at the bushings, I really could not see any visual deterioration with...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: IFAFP56501
yes, the evap was a block of ice .looks like the low pressure cycle switch was shorted so the compressure wont cycle off repl cycle switch road test ok thanks to all who reply
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L fuel guage inacurate VIN: 1FAFP33P42
problem ended up being a fuse. Scanned body control module for codes again, found b1391 I think it was for ignition curcuit. Found and replaced blown fuse. no more codes and guages work properly Trouble codes: P0460.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Transfer case VIN: 1FTPX14524
Hello: Thanks for all the help, you were all correct on this problem. The vacuum valve for the front hubs was interm. losing vacuum. The updated Part # from Ford is 6L3Z 9H465 B. I wish that here in Canada we had access to dealer information like you have in...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
Well it has been atleast a week now and the truck now runs great. I appreciate all the replies. I have the mt2500 snapon scanner with the 'can' adapter but I could not do a cylinder contribution test like many suggested. I have done it with the 7.3L but I coul... Trouble codes: P0299.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L line pressure VIN: 1FTSW21555
thanks guys for all the good info, we fixed this one.two things i should have done first off would have made the diffrence. if i had done a better job on cooler flushing and paid more attention to the preesure boost valve in the pump. when it was torn down on ...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cv joint VIN: JHLRD2847W
Thanks to all who replied. The inner c/v joint (drivers side) had noticable play. Replaced shaft with Honda part. Also changed trans fluid with Honda fluid. So far problem is fixed. I never would have guessed this one. IATN is great!!!
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: WXP7901053
turns out tensioners were gone between cams timing was off compression was high due to delayed exhuast cam timing not easy fix or to look at marks on gears but its fixed now
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L A/C Control VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6V
Most of you guys replying were on the right track. It turned out the blend door actuator was working but a plastic gear on the door shaft inside the actuator had a crack so the door would only open part way sometimes. Replaced actuator and it works perfect. Th...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTHBF30G92
This one is fixed, thanks to Stinson Martin, chief Lexus tech at Franklin Automotive in Birmingham, who had an identical experience. The fix was to clean the throttle. Apparently, the electronic throttle unit had been compensating all along for a dirty throttl...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNM97V6SY
customer bought his own conversion kit to install thanks for all your help
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L transmission reverse VIN: JM3LV5228K
Thanks for all the help everyone, while I was hoping it was something that could be easily remedied all the replies had one common theme, the problem was deep in the trans and with me not having any experience with rebuilding transmissions I chose to go with a...
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