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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC68EX2
In the stall the miss seemed to be repaired. When road testing the vehicle it would miss on light accel. So replaced all coils and spark plugs. It still had a miss at light accel around 1300 RPMS. Called autoline, tech said to check the MAF sensor and found th...
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L electric windows,roof VIN: WBAHD6316M
hey bmw techs, have a wierd one here. the battery has a drain that is related to the power accys.[windows and roof] they operate any time, key on, off,and key out of vehicle. with ign. sw disconnected, they work. when either the relay module or general module ...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L radio, cruise VIN: WBAGK2325T
I have this 9/95 750il that came in with complaint of radio volume control on steering wheel doesn't work and intermittent starting. I noticed on my test drive that radio would go on and off by itself, and sometimes you could not turn it off. Found that slip r...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L trunk open display VIN: WBABS53481
Hell All, Instrument cluster shows red bar for trunk open. Tested latch switch, trunk lights operate correctly with latch switch. Is there any other switch for display? Can find no wiring info on this circuit. Thanks, Dave
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
Hell Friends, Iíll give you a little history on this reman engine first. We replaced the engine due to a chronic overheating problem with is consistent with the 4.6 Northstar. We didnít want to get involved in head gaskets so we told the customer the only way... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L stability system VIN: 1G6KY5499W
Hi Folks The service stability system flashes on the information center but, there are no codes. Not sure where to go from here.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YX2
Hi all! Got me a Fine Cadillac car here with a yeller light on that looks like a bad drawing of an engine! My 'should have kicked it to the curb years ago' scan tool says it's a P1860 "See service manual". Since I don't have a service manual handy, I'm buggin ... Trouble codes: P1860
1987 Chevrolet Nova 1.6L Altrnator VIN: 1Y1SK5141H
This is my daily driver for work. I arrived at work and charge lite came on saturday morning.I raised hood and smelled burned wires and smoke from Alt. area. I suspected burned out alternator. Charge showed 12.43 volts I replaced Alternator, ran car two minute...
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs system VIN: 1GNE19WGNB
Okay fellow Techs, we replaced the ehcu with used unit due to codes # 62 & 63 but only after inspecting and cleaning grounds for unit clearing codes and retesting for codes all diagnostics for codes # 62 & 63 with good powers and grounds to unit call for repla...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Brake control module VIN: 1GNEK18K9S
Hello everone, I have a 95 tahoe come in the door with brake issues. Customer left the park brake on after leaving the boat ramp for several miles. The rear brake shoes were scorched and wheel cylinder dust boots melted. Customer mentioned ABS light had been o...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L slave cylinder &clutch master cylinder VIN: 2GCEC19K1S
hello,guys. problem : have been trying to bleed this system many times at the slave cylinder with another tech at the clutch pedal( pumping), until we can shift thru all gears with out clashing or binding.but every time we feel is time to test drive & drive tr...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22GSV
hello gm techs i have this corvette and the climate control panel and blower motor stop working intermittently. check engine light comes on. all codes appear at the same time which led me to believe that this was definitely a power problem. i finally got it t... Trouble codes: P0134 (low ho2s activity), P0135 (heater circuit bank one sensor one), P0141 (heater circuit bank one sensor two), P0155 (heater circuit bank two sensor one), P0161 (heater circuit bank two sensor two)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer cas VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
have this s-10 blazer with a code b2725 (atc mode switch circuit malfunction)read archives on this code & found that the switch on dashboard goes bad alot.checked switch as per alldata found it out of specs .replaced switch as to no avail.i hooked up a genysis...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L abs VIN: 1GNDXO3E71
the vehicle has a abs light, a traction control light,also service traction control system.our snap on scanner shows no codes. We tried our scanner on another 01 and also got no data ,but on 02 etc. we get data. When we put our foot on the brakes the hazard li...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W21
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L a/c VIN: 2G1WF55K81
this is a police vehicle, intermittently the charge light comes on and the a/c goes off, upon testing the alt is still chargeing 14v or more. we scanned the computers and found codes: U1064c and P1626c, but have not found any diagnostic trees. any help would b...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L all shifts VIN: 1GCHK24U72
I recently rebuilt this 4l80e trans due to no forward or reverse when hot. When I disassembled it I found a broken spring on the 3rd accumulator piston. Has anyone seen this? I went ahead and replaced the broken spring and all steels, fibers, pistons and seals...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L door locks VIN: 1GAGG25U13
All the door locks on this van will activate intermittently. We have experienced this problem while driving, koeo, and with the key out of the ignition. Usually the doors will unlock and then continue to try to unlock, but at times they will lock and do the sa...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L engine VIN: 1GCEC19T83
truck had water in oil.no steam out of ex.no cyl. missfire codes,runs great.no co2 in radiator using blue test fluid,all head bolts tight,&in good shape.no oil in radiator,(may rule out oil cooler)reassembled with new head gaskets after having cylinder heads m...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L lower ball joints VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
just checked for state inspection.under normal chrysler cars or vans i would have failed this pt.but i am not toup on this model even though they ars pretty much all the same design.so what is the correct way to check ball joints on a pt cruiser? i know mileag...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L high idle VIN: 1C3EL56R14
idle between 2000-3000 rpm, smoke tested and no leakes found, i have NO CODES, but act very much like a vac leak, pinched every hose i could see , but to no avail, all sensor readings seem normal map at 17 in
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AN7Y
This truck came in with bad ac comp. and mil light on.Replaced ac comp. and ac works fine (even though the aux. fan is not working).Have checked systen and found that signal wire from pcm is not grounding relay to make fan come on.The wireing diag.showes it as... Trouble codes: 1491 (cooling fan relay)
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46R42
This car came from used car dealer,overheated and burn all injectors and knock sensor, bought used short block,overhauled engine,put new injectors and knock sensor. This car cuts off when gets hot, intake vacuum reads between 15-16,fluctuates very rapidly at i...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1231CJKCC5
hey , i want to thank everyone for their input before i even get started! this site rocks!! anyway, this truck apparently just stalled like key was cut off. i tried to scan it and it has "no bus" on IC and i have checked all fuses, powers and grounds that i ca...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Squeal - whistle VIN: 2D4GP44313
I have two 2003 Dodge grand caravans that have an intermittent squeal or whistle from the fuel tank area. I have heard it on one of them but cant get either to do it now. One has no codes but the other has P0455,P0442 and P0456 evap emissions codes, for leaks....
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, intermittent no strt VIN: 3D7KU28C54
Hello and thank you. This 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 pickup has a constant code P0628. Scanner indicates code clears, but is always there when you check for codes. Orange/red wire at fuel pump module at tank never has power. Followed wire along frame to connector... Trouble codes: P0628 (low voltage detected at lift pump)
1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start, EXCESSIVE CRANK VIN: 1FTCA14U0G
customer came in and stated that he wanted to keep this vehicle and to do a complete engine service on it. performed compression test, sold tune-up, ignition module, motor vac, new fuel injectors and fuel rail, w/fuel regulator. customer stopped in while worki...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP5744R
Hi iATN techs! I got this customer's Ford Taurus Wagon GL in the shop for a intermittent no start. I had the vehicle in the shop yesterday all day and it stalled and wouldn't re-start one time. I put a noid light on the injector harness and went to check for i...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
This diesel truck when cold will occasionally turn on the CEL and run terribly as if missing on several cylinders. Even with the CEL on no codes will be present. Data is available when the CEL is on with no abnormalities noted. When the engine runs smooth the ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Locks, windows VIN: 2FTDX17W5V
no power windows, locks. Dome light lights with brakes depressed. interior lamps relay constantly clicks on and off. Had same prob one year ago, replaced battery in desparation. Lasted one year, now acting up again. Tried new batt this time, no luck. thaks you...
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FALP47VOV
Car came in wwith engine noise, We replaced engine with a jasper. Now car overheats when you run it around 2000 rpm's. If you let it sit and idle it never overheats. I've replaced the thermostat three different times. Last time with ford thermostat. What I nee...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L red brake light VIN: 1FAFP52U8W
Hi guys I have a 98 taurus,having a problem with the red brake light on the dash not lighting up when you turn the key on or start the car.The light comes on if you apply the parking brake or float in master goes down.Light is suppost to come on for three to f...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery drain VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Little ol lady with a gem of a problem. Several codes has drain. Am in the process of familiarizing myself with this problem and system. how do you check for a drain if it takes 45 minutes for the gem to shut down the relay? I have checked all engine grounds a...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P91
Hi, This car came in with a PO171 lean code. The long term fuel trim was and is at 25% at idle. Thye upstream O2 was working, but would stay high (900mv) or low (125MV) at random at times. The fuel trim never changed when this was happening. I replaced the O2....
1991 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKDM19Z8M
Vehicle will run very rough when accelerating from a stop when hot. Runs fine when cold or cruising on the highway. Problem seems to get worse the hotter it gets, also will surge badly sometimes under part throttle. Fuel pressure and ignition system look good,...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Surge VIN: 1GKFK66U52
This truck surges and/ or boggs down when accel in overdrive. If placed into 3rd it accelerates normally, but when you come to a stop or accel from a stop it feels like it shifts wrong, almost like slipping. Scanner readings look good. both TPs readings are cl...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Drivers Seat VIN: 2HKRL186XX
When the car is shut off the drivers side seat reclines. This car does not have a programable seat. It is starting to happen more times than not My snap-on scanner is no help with BCM on this model. Any ideas? Thanks
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18604
Freeze frame data indicates that this P0301 misfire code sets at around 60 mph under 60% engine load. Short term fuel trim is at -2% and long term is at 0%. Spark plugs were replaced as they were showing signs of wear and the number one ignition coil was swapp... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2HKYF184X5
These units are available with down hill assist as an option. Has anyone ever put that on a vehicle that was not originally equipped with it. Also the gear oil it calls for in the maintenance schedule is VTM-4, does any aftermarket make an equivilent.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L od pressure switch VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Vehicle came in with mil light on and code p1781 (od pressure switch) on with vehicle in limp in mode. Test drive with scanner showed od pressure switch remaining closed after decelerating from 4th down to a stop. Found pin 9 circuit in TCM (OD pressure switch...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L starting//air bag VIN: 1J4GW68N0X
hello jeep techs i have a 99 4.7 grand cherokee and it will once in awhile have a no crank like a bad starter, i had it a week and it did it once and then just trying it again it was fine the next key cycle/// all other key on power was ok/// the other issue i...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8VK13TYP
Had blown head gaskets. Replaced head gaskets, water pump timing belt themostat. Bleed cooling system, with front end up. Double check for cumbustion gases. Checked hydraulic fan operation. After about ten minuts of driving this thing overheats and lower rad h...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU286R2
Hi, guys, I need help, I have been looking at this one for two days now, maybe just over looking something very simple. Truck came in MIL light on, surging, pinging at times. Codes P1152 (rich cond. bank 2) P1711 (TFT sensor out of range) I'm ignoring the tra...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22151
Hello everyone this 01 millenia has a code 421 that I can't figure out. I have replaced the right(closes to the fire wall) upstream o2 sesnor. There are no exhuast leaks, no loose o2 sensors, the o2 sesnors wave patterns look normal. When looking @ the o2 sens... Trouble codes: 400 (Egr system malfuncation), 421 (warm-up catalyst system right efficiency below threshold)
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB353X2
Car was towed in it quit running while customer was driving, fuel was low so he put some in it would not start. Car was towed in, found engine fuse blown in fuse box inside car 15 amp fuse, we replaced it & car ran fine, we took the car for a test drive & it d...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA9OD5M
i am unfamiliar with these systems but and willing to learn. this car has had both fuel pumps and filter replaced by another shop and now will not run at all. I want to check the fuel system pressure but am not sure i can with what i have. I have a matco pres....
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Soft top VIN: WDBFA35F5X
The car was presented with the latches in the 'A' pillars for the top leaking. The owner had stuffed paper towels into the pillars to absorb the oil which had been dripping on the floor. When we tried to operate the top to replace the latch cylinders, oil spr...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L intake VIN: WDBJF74J21
Hi MB Techs, I have A 2001 e55 amg. I have a check engine light on and have a massairflow problem. My main concern it the rattle in the center of the intake. Is this normal? Very loud and with a listening device it sound if something is loose inside the intake...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Hi all, This ML 320 came in with missfire in 4 5 6 cylinders. The truck was shaking away. Pulled a plug all original. Changed spark plugs & ignition wires. Miss seemed better & test drove truck. During test drive check engine light came back on with lean codes... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM62W9S
evening Techs Have my cousins 95 cougar that all of a sudden started missing. Pulled wires and found #1 and #6 were missing. also when you kill the ignition system and crank the engine, you can here one dead player. so I started with the easy stuff, checked w...
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 Cougar 2.5L evap core VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L AC Heater controls/blend door?
Hello group. I`ve seen alot of Ford vehicles with blend door & motor problems, but I never seen a blend door change from cold to heat by it self with manual ac. Customer came in yesterday about 10:30 [air temp lower 80`s]& asked me to check her AC. Pressures l...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S1T
pickup came in and would idle but would not pick up rpms. had code for primary ignition. traced back to distrbutor which we replaced (and complete tune up) now the truck runs beter but check engine light comes back on with same ignition code and swirl control ... Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition), P1130 (swirl control valve)
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L unable to reset moni VIN: 1N4AB41D4T
i have run the vehicle through drive cycles, have checked all sensors within operating specs going into closed loop,have run vehicle with over half a tank of fuel. even restricted upper radiator hose to increase vehicle temperature
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ABS Electronic VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Hi All, I have a Maxima that won't communicate with my scan tool. I am able to read the data of all the other computers, just not the ABS. I have tried manually extracting codes by grounding the terminal at the DLC and the light didn't flash. I checked powers...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L fast idle VIN: 1N4DLO1D91
this nissan came to us with a fast idle speed.start vehicle tach stays at 1500 rpm.no codes are present on scanner.any info would be gratefully appreciated.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L front suspension VIN: 1N4BA41E34
hello to all!! first time posting, so here goes. customer complaint is a noise when hitting bumps coming from r/f. test drove, verified both complaint and location. replaced r/f strut mount to no avail. looking at an exploded view of the strut assy. there is ...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3HN52L5R
help, vehicle came in on a hook with a no start. I found no spark and no injector pulse, fuel pressure was ok. Found it had 3 codes po321, po341, po361. found that craqnk position sensor had no signal. replaced crank position sensor.It started and ran. vehicle... Trouble codes: P0321, P0341, P0361
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L theft deterant module VIN: 1G3WT35X2R
found problem to be faulty theft deterent module . will read key resistance but wont ground relay or send signal to pcm . customer is 82 yr. old man on s/s . cant afford module - 300.00 from dealer , any way to by-pass system so he can go to church and grocery...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D01
vehicle is repaired correctly. intake boot at the throttle body was blown out at the bottom. smoke test confirmed this. would only actually blow out at high rpm.with turbo engaged. some responses indicated mass air problems but ours was within range. so many c... Trouble codes: 17865 (ex gas temp. sensor open/short with power), 16487 (mass air signal too high), 17965 (turbo pressure control limit exceeded), 17869 (misfire codes for 46 and 5), 17868 (ex temp. control bank 1 not a plausable signal).
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L a/c compressor VIN: 2G4WS52M7V
Ta Da!! You guys are great. It was the coil heating up. After rigging up some wiring and gauges to where I could see them while driving it took about fifteen minutes when I actually seen the amps climb to over thirty amps. It seems that the extra pull to k...
1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Vibration VIN: 2G4WY52M3W
Sorry I can't offer any fix on this vehicle as the customer declined any further repair. We did narrow the problem down to the transmission as far as we can tell without doing any more work. We had a reply to try some shudder fix so we tried that but the probl...
1984 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Looses belt VIN: 1G6AL5788E
First of all thanks for the help. Because this problem only occurs in winter I don't know yet if it is fixed. Most of the help messages I recieved suggested spraying the air pump with a penetrating lube to try to displace water during storage and keep rust fro...
1978 Chevrolet El Camino 3.8L steering VIN: 1W80A8Z480
Thanks everyone who took the time to read and reply to this help request. We tried several of the suggesttions. None inproved the problem. The Alignment shop is giving up. They are suggesting that the customer bring the rig to me. They replaced all the ballj...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19K7S
it ended up being the aftermarket o2 sensors were too short and i think the connection was being lost there. i cut the connector out and soldered in wires and everything is good. thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: 13 (O2 Sensor open short or no good).
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L battery light on VIN: 1G1JF5247W
I had recieved some good info on diaging this sytem. Thanks to Evan for your input.I took you advice and concentrated on testing the L terminal for 5v which I confirmed that I did not have. I tripple checked wiring which tested good.We decided to send the cust...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Rotors VIN: 1GNFK16R9X
Appreciate all the great responses, the majority indicated that using OEM parts seemed to be the best chance of smoothing out this bad boy Suburban for the long term. Everything else that has been done to it has left it braking smoothly, but only temporarily. ...
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR2225X
Fix..Fix..We all. Ray, Pat, Bryan, and Ronald for there input and a big thank you to Jimmy Fix for the help on this one. Jimmy had one like this and found a corke oil pan gasket caused the Crank Sensor air gap to be out of spec. I did check but only at that ti...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L speed sensor VIN: 1GCEK19T4Y
Thanks to all that replied. It has been 2 Weeks now and no random abs activation. We replaced the bearing/sensors with Delco parts. I think my customer has learned a valuable lesson. Last I heard he was trying to get his money back from brand X for the afterma...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel gauge message center VIN: 2GTEK19T7Y
Thanks to all. It was actually 3 seperate problems. the fuel sender fingers were broken. We replaced the fuel module to repair guage problem. 2nd was security and battery light flashing on message center... that was a bad cluster. swapped out a bone yard clust...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1GND52J8Y6
Well first I want to thank all that took the time to reply to my post . Many hit the nail on the head, a shorted module body ecm sdm radio anti theft. Who would have thought an air bag module could cause a no start ? Basically This vehicle was wrecked before a... Trouble codes: P1626 (loss of class 2 data).
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L dash VIN: 1C4GP54L1X
the trouble was in the dash wiggling the conector at the dash made the lights flicker. recrimped and added a little solder and haven't heard back for a while now.
2001 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Re @ Re engine VIN: 2C3HH46R41
Thanx guys. This car is done. It was made easier by having a doner car. The customer brought us the front half of a wrecked car. We swapped the motor, tranny and harness. Since we have a DRB 3 I used tge pcm out of the 3.5 and flashed and reflashed the pcm to ...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Tach VIN: 1B7HC16Y2R
This vehicle is fixed. Thanks to Richard [...]. He said that we must have lost communication between the PCM & the dash. He got me to thinking. We started to look for the tach out put wire on the PCM. It ws not there. Someone had changed the wire harness betw...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Calipers VIN: 2B4GP44311
Thanks to all who replied ended up being the brake hoses replaced them, everything seems to be fine thanks again
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Stall VIN: 2FTHF25H1N
Thank you to everyone who replied. I took out the O2 sensor and checked backpressure. It was fine (about 1/2' to 1' of vacuum). I replaced the egr and there is no more pintle movement. Once again thanks.
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L rear speed sensor VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
thank you for all the replies. Marv from michigan was right. There was some wire coming out of the harness underneath the vehicle that was corroded and shorted together. We cleaned all the wires and re-soldered all the neccesary wires and ther is no more 12 vo...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L a/c clutch VIN: 1FTYR14X5Y
Thanks to all who replied, I guess sometimes you can't trust the temperature guage on the dash, although it appeared normal all the time, I was able to catch abnormal temperature readings at times from the cts. I check the temperature of the engine @ several p...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L ABS Lamp VIN: 1FTRE14251
Well guys, I just couldn't fix this one. I had several more replies, one stating that the brake fluid level switch shorts out and causes problems. I had every input that I knew of unplugged, with no change in symptoms or function. I had more than one reply men...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Extended crank VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Well good news. The high pressure oil pump fixed this vehicle. Thanks all. And special thanks to Joe Machens Ford in Columbia Mo. for their help.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33P43
Thank you for your help on my problem.I still have not repaired the problem,and my customer ran out of time.He bought a new F350 and said he was not going to fix this one. Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust backpressure circuit problem), P2285 (injection pressure sensor low).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L door ajar switch VIN: 1FTWW33F2E
The local Ford guru reprogramed the CSM and checked it out with no luck. After reciveing the four replies from members and looking into the door ajar switches form my local dealer (who did not keep many in stock)I came up at a dead end. The customer had to use...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29U91
Thanks again for all the replies everyone. Sorry for the delay in closing, but it seems just updating the post to let everyone know we haven't gotten it back into the shop yet is frowned upon. Just got it back in this morning, did a full injector cleaning an...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L CV Joint VIN: 4S2CY58V4R
This vehicle has 2 c-clips behind the mount so the mount must come off with the axle. There is a listing for an axle that just comes with the with te inner joint but no housing so you can take off the boot and clip then replace it without removing the mount. I...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L air condition VIN: 1LNHM86S14
well this one was a tough one but i figures it out it was the post evap temp sensor so i thought well I let this car go and two full days later its back but on the same side so i check freon level slighty low add dye to system found leak on evap removed and re...
1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L 3-4 downshift VIN: JM1TA222XX
Most stated speed sensor or tps... Ive scoped every possible signal that would concern a shifting concern with no avail...on both the tcm and pcm...nothing is going out of sinc??? Either there is some software issue with this vehicle? 'programming' Or there is...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Hesitation VIN: WDBGB34E3P
We did not receive very many useful replies. To figure out that we were loosing boost, we plumbed into the vacuum line going to the wastegate (wastegate dumps boost on this car when it looses vacuum)and we plumbed into manifold pressure with two seperate guage...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F0T
hello out in autoland. had a lot of responses but to no avail. anyway I talked to the customer and she finally took it to the dealership where they scanned it with their 'million dollar' mercedes specific computer. they said it was a broken vacuum line to the ... Trouble codes: P0302.
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
pcm got the car running but still had other problems. after some very mind bending hours i found that the integrated control panel was back feeding to the gem. replaced and all is ok . thanks for your time and input.
1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Failed Smog Check VIN: JN1AS44D6T
Thanks for all 7 replies. I end up sending the Nissan to the state referee station, they pass the car without monitor readines test. Thank you Roobi [...]
1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 4N2DN1117V
Thanks everyone that helped, looks like the drivers door lock acuator is the problem, the customer had to pick up the vehicle.
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44G0Y
First off,thanks to all who responded to my help request.The fix was pretty simple as we here had figured.After contacting the dealership which we had purchased the fuel pump modules from,we where informed that the manufactuer which the dealership gets the pum...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06E8V
I cleaned the injectors and replaced the rf wheel bearing rf wheel speed sensor intermitant.Motor idles alot better now and after 100 miles put on it no lites came back on.Tryed to get the owner to ok replacing bosch plugs with ac he declined the work and said... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1G2NE52E1X
The customer refused to let me drop the tank at first. Then after four hours of testing, I drop the tank and found the problem. When the unit was installed they knocked off the arm on the sending unit thats why it was reading the way it was. Almost everyone sa...
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB1241Y
Thanks to all replys, this baby is fixed! Chris from AL gave a nice explaination of how this system works, Robert [...] also gave some insight into the crank and cam sensor relationship, Serge got me thinking about the lack of communiction between modules. Here is...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L differential? VIN: 3G7DB03E91
Many little things added up to a fix. We had the ECM reflashed but that did not help, removed the rear drive shaft assembly and inspected the splines, rear diff, and transfercase-all seemed good. The fluid in the rear diff was awfull so we changed it and the t...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29663
sorry that it has taken so longto get back to every one that had replied and sorry that i can not tell you of an exact repair because the customer stated he did not want to go any further with diag because he was going to unload the vehicle. I did find lots ab... Trouble codes: P0546.
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L brakes VIN: JT3VN29VXM
Good Morning, The customer just came by aug. 22 06 to let me know that all is well. I bleed the porportioning valve @the rear axel and tightened the front wheel bearings. There was air in the valve. So, thank's to all who helped . G.T.
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L ignition timing VIN: JT4RN81P8M
it was a bad tps sensor that was out of range.replace a new one and problem was solve
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