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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...
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality
This vehicle came in with a small coolant leak. The headgasket was was seaping externally under pressure. We pulled the head and sent to machine shop. Head was checked and machined, no valve job. I installed the head, set the valve lash, and replaced all hoses...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L timing belt VIN: W06VR52RRW
having a problem finding the proper alignment tools and or procedure for doing the timing belt. have been told buy another source that the crankshaft to water pump lock out tool is needed. if anybody has done these engines before and can be of help it would be...
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
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L oil pump shaft VIN: 2G1WN54T8P
Transmission had no gears forward or reverse, removed unit and found oil pump shaft broken at the end in the converter. Oil pump damaged, bearing for oil pump in valve body damaged, sleeve in channel plate damaged, and clutches damaged. Replaced all clutches, ...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WP14X2R
This car brought to me from another shop that could not fix. Customer is complaining of intermittent SES light. My test drive will produce the light fairly consistantly on light acceration @ 20-25MPH. I performed the usual testing steps for a Quad Driver error... Trouble codes: P1640 (Quad Driver Fault intermittent), P0740 (TCC Error history)
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
Thank god this is a friend's vehicle. Yes, the Suburban is in for it's SAME 5th O2 problem in 1 year! My tech is pretty sharp, but his and the shop's credibilty are in jeopardy. The same tests are run, and the same O2 is found bad each time. We suspect some ki... Trouble codes: P0137 (bank 1 sensor 2 low signal)
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 Express 3500 6.0L Engine Temp VIN: 1GBHG31U83
This van has an overheating problem with A/C on or when pulling a long grade. we originally replaced the headgaskets due to high HC in the cooling system and a leaky water pump. after the repair it continues to run in the red 250+ degrees when the A/C is on an...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E73
Hi Guys, I have a hard code on this one PO452. I have 5v ref signal at all the spots on the computer. I back probe 30,32,33,34. I'm not sure what the voltage should be at 55 and when I follow the wires 11,14,21 what are those values. I understand the EVAP code... Trouble codes: P0452
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Stall VIN: 2C3L56TXRH
Hi all This vehicle came in with a complaint of dieing at stops after extended drive times. Customer states it is like the key was turned off and restarts with no problems. I have driven the vehicle and it performs very well. There are no codes. Fuel presure ...
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2C3HE66G14
Hi fellow techs customer has chysler 300m with a slight valve train noise on first start-up not bad but seems like lifters take about 20 seconds to pump -up.Any Chrysler people know if this is common to the 3.5 engine and or is there a fix thank you in advance...
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L overdrive VIN: 1B7GN14XXJ
Customer came to us for intermittent no start condition. The usual plugs, wires, coil, and computer had been replaced. Problem was found to be faulty dist pickup and wrong dist cap(non-vented). Easy fix. During test drive I notice overdrive shift was not happe...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L governor pressure VIN: 1B7HF13Z8V
hi techs,this is pulling my hair out.!!have code p1763-gov pressure too hi.drb shows 4.94 volts.have ohmed wires pcm to trans,ran mitchells test& chrysler tests-tc168a,b.thought i was in the direction of pcm,but after installing new chrysler unit,same problem....
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Limp in mode VIN: 2B4GP44G7Y
Hello all We have this minivan that intermittantly goes into limp in mode. since replacting the temp. sensor and tcm it has occured one time in about 200 miles. Now it came in with a p1739 which if we're reading it right means the tcm lost power while going d...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L mil VIN: 2B4GP44341
Hello Chrysler techs This van belongs to a very good customer of ours. He came in after a trip out of state with mil on and a code PO601, Pcm failure/replacement. He is looking at a $1000 repair and asked us if there was a cheaper alternative, i.e. junkyard. ...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R12
this is a fleet vehicle whith excellant maint. history.problem is most evident when cold - open loop.major tip-in hesittation and is progressivly getting worse.at hot idle running ext. rich left bank only.performed smoke test for vac leaks-none found.injector ... Trouble codes: P0174
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Hello to all, We have this vehicle with misfires after replacing the 4 O2 sensors since they have never been replaced at this mileage. We did follow instrctions from mitchel to test sensors (even still they are new) Notice on scannes that injection time at... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction Bank 1 sensor 1), P0155 (02 sensor heater circuit malfunction bank 2 sensor 1), P1132 (heated 02 sensor 11 sensor indicates rich), P3501 (Please refer to relevant SM), C1511 (Left front whell pressure reduction performance), P030
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...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Rev limiter in drive VIN: 1FALP53S7V
This vehicle drives normally when using low rpm to go up and down gears. However when acc'ing fairly hard and when at about 3500rpm the power is limited. The vehicle bucks an jerks holding on. Self test... no codes... PIDS appear normal. The Auto fluid level ...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246Y
thanks for your time and help. check engine light comes on intermittently, sets code p0175, rich bank 2. ltft bank two is around -14 at cruise when bank 1 is around -4. inj pulse width is around 3.5 bank 1 and 3.3 bank 2. o2 is switch good, checked with scanne... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 switching circuit VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Vehicle was towed in on wednesday August 2, 2006 with a transmission not shifting complaint. After a short check, it was determined that the transfer case was stuck between 4x4 and 4x2 modes. In addition the lights on the dash do not operate when the switch is...
1990 GMC Tracker 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JGTBJ18U3L
Hi, customer complains of stalling and no restart for several minutes. Vehicle has ran fine for us, did a fuel tune, plugs, wires, cap rotor, fuel filter air filter, oxygen sensor. Fuel pressure at spec. scope checked fine. I just finished a twenty minute road...
1991 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GDJ7H1P7M
ok i need some help this truk runs good on highway and high idle.but when ideling very rough idle and stalls i chk the fuel presor is 30 psi i never show a TBI system with 30 psi it should be i think at 9 to 13 psi this the 2nd fuel pump that is this high the ...
1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L evaporater core VIN: 1GTGK29U8X
This vehicle came in wth the compressor belt chattering all postings suggested replacing ac compressor we did that and that problem has gone away. now we have a new problem, The evaporator core is freezing up like ablock of ice. we brought it back in and repla...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V8T
This is a good one. "G" sensor or rough road sensor. code shows low voltage problem. After talking to customer the vehicle was hit hard in the right rear,very close to the sensor. CEL has been on since repair was done. Cancel code and it comes right back NOW! ... Trouble codes: 1392 (G sensor low voltage)
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5635V
This car came to us with the complaint that tha A/C works fine unless the car is left out in the sun all day. When the owner gets in to go home the A/C blows hot air. Of corse when we get the car the air works fine. We checked the refridgerant and found excess...
1997 Hummer H1 6.5L Low pressure switch VIN: 137ZA833XV
Hi group! This one came in with a smoked compressor. We installed new compressor and dryer. We noted that the compressor was running and nothing was in the system We installed a new switch(from hummer)and same condition. We noted that with the electrical plug ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S7T
I have done all of the things listed below as well as cleaned all major grounds, changed battery terminals, changed the autoshutdown relay, tapped on the computer, checked all connections to computer. The problem seems to return no matter what i do sometimes 5...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Transmission VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
Neither of these codes are listed in alldata or mitchell? I am figuring that there is some sort of issue with the Trans control relay, pin 30 at relay has good 12 volts, pin 86 has nothing (could this be due to limp in mode?), pin 85 also has nothing I am thin...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1248V
Hello, Land Rover pros! Got a Disco 1 here with a recurring code 1138 (Oxygen Sensor high voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2). I assume based on firing order that bank 1 is the left side (cyl #1 is left front), and sensor 2 would be the rear sensor, so that's the one I r... Trouble codes: 1138 (Oxygen Sensor high voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2)
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Crankshaft Dampner Bolt VIN: JT8JZ3101P
Vehicle came in because alternator had seized up. Tensioner was also no good along with the serpentine belt which was cracked into 2 seperate strips. Now the main problem is that the grooves for the belt on the vibration dampner are worn away letting the belt ...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Draw VIN: JT6HF10U0X
Customer complaint is that this has been going through batteries. Found a .5 amp draw (500ma). If I remove both the dome light fuse and ecu b fuse, the draw goes away. I saw the tsb on the driver's door ecu, but none of the symptoms match. If I remove the driv...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMITA2219W
Thanks in advance for the help. This millenia was here for engine light and poor performance. After initial repair was good for about 2 weeks. Came back with engine light on with codes p0300 and p0325. p0325 is intermittent and does not show up when problem oc... Trouble codes: P0300, P0325
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
Hello, We need some help, please. we had this car in a week ago, the complaint was, the vehicle would surge at freeway speeds. we found the spark plug gap at .080" gab, wires old. so we sold a tune up. ( plugs, wires, fuel, pcv, air filter ) the vehicle ran gr...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L TCC Lockup VIN: JM1BJ2215X
Vehicle came in with OD light flashing intermittently. I pulled codes and found a PO741 and a PO771, both of which are related to TCC not locking. I pulled the trans and had the converter rebuilt and replaced all the bushings in the pump- the rear stator bushi...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L air delivery/temp control VIN: 1070444120
Vehicle came in with air flow from dash outlets only unless Defrost was selected then air flowed to windshield. Installed a "known good" test servo we keep for just such problems. System started to work properly. Ordered and installed a rebuilt servo and syste...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Engine
Hello - Got a bit of an emergency here. My son is on the side of the road about 27 miles east of Bozeman Montana in a 88 Mercedes 190e 2.3. I'm in Seattle. Seems he left the oil cap off and ran it out of oil. Doesn't sound good. I'm looking for a recomendation...
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....
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L sensor VIN: WDCAB54C21
Client complains car sometimes will ABNORMALLY activate ESP system when passing by some road bumps. Car will "tend to stop" because of it. Not so easy to duplicate problem. I got code C1120 from ESP system. After changing the expensive "rotary speed and later...
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGSD11S1R
i've got to be missing something ran through flow chart twice still has same problem at 2000rpm cruise lt will come on and stay on until you shift or slow down cleaned grounds tryed two different sensors to no avail any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 33 (o2 signal open)
1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1AS44DTX
thanks in advance to all techs reading this.this vehicle had a steam clean performed on engine but this could be not related. the vehicle drove for 1 mile and shut off, wont start. we inspected for water and none at all was found. what we have is a direct shor...
2002 Nissan sunny 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CFAN16Z
Vehicle brought in for a complaint of intermittent cut-out. When the problem occurs the car restarts again easily. Cuts out only at snap throttle. MIL light comes on & code returns soon the engine cuts-out. Any help is greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0100
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D94
Cyl 1 misfire. Posting this as an information fix. Vehicle came in w/P0301 and stalling at stops. Removed #1 plug and electrodes were shorted together. Face of plug was also mushroomed- obviously hit by something. Suspected carbon. Re-gapped and let go. Return... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire)
2001 Ferrari 360 Spider 3.6L soft top VIN: ZFFYT53A31
i have this 2001 ferrari 360 spider f1 in the shop with the soft top not properly working. the car came in with the top down. the top works the windows and then the cover slides up, the soft top lifts up and the cover slides very very slow, and will not close ...
1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L Vent temp VIN: 1G82K8274V
I have a 97 Saturn SW2 that won't blow cold out of the vent. A leaking compressor was replaced 9 months ago along with the drier. When the car came in it had a low side pressure 40 and high side 175, with a vent temp of about 70 degrees. Ambient air temp was...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L I/P fuse panel VIN: 1G82K527XW
Hello, This car belongs to my technician, we don't do domestics so we don't have access to much info. The car will lose the radio and accessoies as well as the running lights. Wiggling the F5 wire on the back of the I/P fuse panel will get a temporary repriev...
1986 Subaru GL-10 1.8L air suspension VIN: JF2AN75B7G
While driving the dash light indicator for the air supension starts bliking. The switch on the dash is inoperable when this is going on. The customer says the air supension starts moving. Turn engine off, reastat and everything is fine for a short drive.
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks in advance for any help, I am wondering if the H6 has the same valve problems as the 2.5, valve adjustment and/or guide problems.AllData says about 4.5 to adjust valves on one side ,so I doen't want to go there unless it is suspect.I have not seen any ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62VXY
I am fresh out of ideas and parts on this, any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system control malfunction)
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L seal VIN: JS3TX92D42
The owner first took car to dealer they said they did not know for sure how to remove the axel, So I don`t want to screw up, so I am asking for help, How do I remove the rear axel on this Suzuki?? Thanks for reading this and any help you can give.
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L mil VIN: JT3AC11R7N
Hi Fellow, this car is really pull my hair out. Ok the car come in with a check engine light on. The code was # 41 mean TPS mulfuntioning. I try to adjust it first using all data spec, but I couldn't get it in spec so I replace with the oem one and put it back...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3GP10V9W
We did a NAPA timing belt on this vehicle for maintenance purposes. After we did the belt it made a whinning noise, we tried tightening it a little more thinking the tentioner spring was weak. No difference, we ordered a Toyota belt, tentioner, spring and idle...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE32K52
this one came in on the hook,cust. shut off normal and then crank but no start.check codes with lap top scan tool,has no codes however i am unable to access any data,tool doesnt support it.it has no spark or injector pulse. i am unfamiliar with these systems,i...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
This Volkswagen has NO Spark, No Pulse width and NO Fuel Pump Running. All Fuses Checked with Test Light. If you Jump the Fuel Pump relay the Fuel Pump Runs. The wire also off the fuel Pump relay ( red/blue) feeds the Injectors and other Misc Components comes ... Trouble codes: 16824, 00750 (Warning lamp Inop)
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH4708Y
hey guys, we got this eurovan here with a code 16784 egr malfuction. first thing i did was put a vacuum pump on the valve while it was running and it held vacuum but the idle did not change. i pulled the valve and inspected it the pintle moves and the valve al... Trouble codes: 16784 (egr malfunction)
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8752J
tech's this vech was towed in as a not start. vechile has no spark, no injector pulse, fule pump fuse #11 has no power to either side of fuse. #11 fuse one side goes to the fuel pump the other side to the fuel pump relay. i was told if no spark there would n...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Speedo VIN: YV1KS9606V
05/26/06 the vehicle came in with the up arrow light flashing. We found transmission code: 232 VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL ABSENT. We reset the code and everything worked normally for 2 months. On 07/20/06 the vehicle returned with the same symptom and same...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L mil light VIN: YV1L5557XW
Greetings fellow Volvo gurus.Vehicle came in with no a/c operation.Performed evac and recharge to spec.Scaned for codes.Codes listed as follows...315,444 and 225.a/c pressure switch was replaced with no change.Clear codes,start engine and code 444 comes back i...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Smokes at idle VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Car came in smoking at idle. Performed BG oil machine flush and filled w/ Elf 5w40 synthetic oil. Then performed leakdown test with good results. Decided to replace turbocharger, even though previously done before cust purchased car on e-bay. While putting the... Trouble codes: 4308 (Large EVAP leak), 4801 (3-way catalytic converter efficiency)

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1999 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Ramdom high idle VIN: JAEDJ58X3X
Thanks to all who replied, The customer was able to bring the vehicle to me when the high idle problem was in progress. I was able to pin point it to a sticking idle air control motor, like many of you suggested. I removed the IAC and cleaned it. At this tim...
1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L voltmeter VIN: 2G4WB55L1R
Hi group, First of all, I have to thanks all of you who answered my post, in fact the problem was in the printed circuit, there was a burn diode on that circuit, I donot know exactly if it is related to that problem, I think so, I replaced it and the problem h...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Emergency brake VIN: 1G6KS52Y5T
I got 2 replies regarding vaccum source problems but vaccum source is fine( I thought I covered that in my post). Another said to check for updated software using scanner good idea but customer refuses to go to dealer anyway. the only other reply insisted that...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Alternator VIN: WO6VR54R6Y
Hi all, we switched from the AC Delco 334- series alt. to a 331- series. So far so good. 2 weeks and running! Thanks, David
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start, floods VIN: 1GCBS14EXJ
The following morning after I opened my help request after getting some good advice I started in on the S-10 again. Allen from North Carolina advised me how to check for a computer problem or wiring. First thing I did was, I started the truck, which would not ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr).
1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS14Z9K
I got a few suggestions to buy a rebuilt TBI unit, but they are pricey, almost as much as the whole truck is worth. Also suggested to get one from a wrecking yard and rob the spring from it, but the nearest yard is 30 miles from here, and most have sold them. ...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCEG15W6W
Thanks for the help, this one is fixed. Had several replies about ignition switch, but a bad switch will not supply power to your fuses. All my fuses had power. Two replies for ECM. Mine turned out to be the ECM and the connectors had 14 bad terminals. GM make...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G1ND52M6W
Sorry for the late reply as we are waiting for the customer to return. Most post said the injectors were leaking down so we checked fuel pressre and let sit and the injectors did leak down. We double checked the regulator as this is a common problem and it was...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22K5W
Hi everyone, This intermittent stalling vehicle is fixed with help from severial members. Thanks Rick, Larry, Dell, Daniel [...].,and Tony. There advise pointed out that the crank sensors in this vehicles frequintly go out with an intermittent stall a...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L blower VIN: 1C4GP64L1Y
thanks for your responds... unfortunally none of them were right...but... help me to find the solution!!! thanks! the problem was the fuse-relay box. for some reason batery acid got inside and burn a circuit. the delear sells the complete wiring harness, so ...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L starting and instruments VIN: 2C3HD36J4Y
I would like to thank EVERYONE who offered advise.. Of course the solution is always simple and stupid.. (imagine that) The blue and white wire coming out of the fuse box did not have power w/ the key on.. problem being. fuse box is bad!! Wrong.. after replaci...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L backfire VIN: 2B3H046FXT
Hi all. The customer has not been able to get the car back in for further diag. Will close this post for now as it may be a week or so befor I get the car back. I had several replies recamending I ck the timming belt, possible coil problem, vacuum leak or new ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L head lights VIN: 1B4GP44L5X
we checked for corrosion on pdc could not find any got a used pdc and installed it no problems now thanks for the responds.
2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L brake lamp switch VIN: 1B3EL46X93
Thanks to all iatn members for the help. As sugggested we replaced the brake light switch. Two weeks later still no check engine light. problem solved. Thanks again to all responses great job.
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, valve ping VIN: 1FTDF15N5K
thanks, for many replies. fuel pressure was on low side of mitchell specs, filter was a little clogged , was finally able to set timing after relacing iac and disconnecting map, without engine stalling. test drove and cut off, got restarted and turned engine o...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L pinging VIN: 1FBJS31G32
Thanks for all the helpful info that everyone gave to me. I ran three cans of combustion cleaner through the engine and it dropped the pinging probably 30%. I also checked the egr passages and all were ok. I checked the plugs to see if the wrong ones were put ... Trouble codes: 452 (insufficent vehile speed sensor input).
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTDF1823V
My instinct was correct after all. Replaced PCM and vehicle had good fuel control, and fuel level input was correct. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0460.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cooling system VIN: 1FA2P5353V
hi guys I am sorry to say but some one else fix this one for me it was the most stuped mistake i overlook the two hoses on the left side of the motor this two hoses come out of the metal pipes from thermostat housing & lower radiator. yep they were cross. than...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L radiator and heater core leaking same time VIN: 1FMRU17L8W
Thanks for all the great responses and suggestions, IATN runs constantly in our shop. Suggestion of blown head gasket, but this vehicle runs perfectly….my original post was July 24, 99,678 miles. Today August 24, Expedition has 100,835, has been driven to Aust...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L charging system
Thanks for all of the replies. We fixed this one with the help of a graphing multimeter, A.K.A. the Snap-On Vantage. On my initial check of voltage drops I just clipped on the probes and recorded the values and moved on. After researching this system I thought...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 electrical system VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Thanks again to all who applied. The truck is still not working! We sent the truck to a transmission shop incase it was something transmission/transfer case related, but they found nothing. Their tech suspected like most of you did, the GEM module. So we had i...
1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L fuel pump noisy VIN: JHMEH9695N
Thanks for all the emails. Did what I should have done in the first place and use a Honda fuel pump. Quite as can be. Have unhappy Napa dealer with 2 fuel pumps coming back for same reason. Need to learn that dealer items are the way to go.
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L coolant fans VIN: JHMCDS63XS
Turns out that the coolant fan timer was unplugged. To start with someone had tried to wire the fans up direct, shorting (melting the insulation) the fan temp switch wire (green) to another wire which I located on the drivers side under the ignition module. Sp...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Warning Lamp On VIN: 1HGCM56373
We have a fix here, even though the inquiry was for info only. I WAS able to get codes after all, from my Snap On Solis. I entered the year model as a '02 instead of an '03, and kept all other info the same. And was able to access the blink codes and descripti...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHWF35V6X
this one is fixed, i replaced the crank sensor that was right above the starter. the crank sensor wires were bare and touching each other. i replaced the cam/tdc sensor also due to the responces of common failures. the vehicle has been gone for a week now with... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft pos), P0335, P0740.
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L 1-2 and 3-4 UPSHIFT VIN: SAJHX6246V
Hello Fellow Techs: Well, I was unable to finish testing this vehicle because the customer needed it back; hopefully, he may return. He had actually been driving the car with this problem for almost a year so i guess he learned to live with it! Nevertheless, I...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J46Z48SXW
i relaced the crankshaft sensor and did a fuel injection service. car ran like a top. still has small bog for the first 5 seconds of start up but the custer said thats ok.
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT8GK13T8R
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. We replaced both the idler and tensioner pulleys, the water pump and the timing belt with factory pieces and that reduced the noise to an acceptable level. I am still not real happy, I think it is still too noisy and bel...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Clutch Engagement VIN: JM1NA3519N
Well Techs, this vehicle has been repaired. As stated in my update, the clutch disc blew out 4 of the 6 damper springs. I replaced the disc, pressure plate, pilot bushing, throw out bearing and dressed the fywheel with a disc sander, cleaned the flywheel up ni...
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB353X2
I did receive 1 reply from phillip in california. He said the fuse that is blowing distrubutes power to rear oxygen sensor heater, data link connector, cooling fan control circuit, condensor fan relay, air bag control, DRL. We did check all of these & found no...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1070461
thanks to all who replyed,the problem was a pluged converter building to much back pressure pushing the plate up.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1H
This is why I joined this group!! I have to hand it to Pat and David. I had bought a programa relay through worldpac and never looked at it - I just threw it in. While I geared up to run through all of the ideas presented by you all to me, I decided to go with...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX55F6V
Customer not concerned about light at this time enough to warrant spending more money on finding an intermittent fault. I'm still concerned with the one post that had me looking at other area entirely?? Thanks for trying, guys! Trouble codes: P0443.
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S1T
they were great ideas, i had tought ofa couple of them but the 4th one which was wireing was right on the money and he even pin pointed it to the location Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition), P1130 (swirl control valve).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JNBDR07Y21
sorry for the delay - holidays :) cam sensor (phase) was the right call - the back of it was sludged up. we also changed the ivtc sensors and used a Bg Oil Purge to help with the sludge. all is good now thanks for the help Peter [...] Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit Error), P1140 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor Right), P1145 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor Left).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Hi and thanks to all. We advised customer about dealer tsb. I'm not sure if the light came back on or not. Thanks, David Trouble codes: P0462.
1990 Oldsmobile Toronado 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3EV13C81
All five of you guys have certainly given me positive things to look for regarding this Oldsmobile. Unfortunately, I havent litterally had time to return working on the vehicle. The situation is this... the customer doesn't care if he has his car back until sn...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GHDX03EXY
I did receive 5 replies, one said to check compression, which checked ok, 2 replies said possibly cracked heads, which we had that checked when we did the head gaskets, one said possibly clogged lifter, we had no lifter noise. We ended up replacing the spark p... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GHDT13S92
Well, this one isn't fixed yet. Most replies I've recieved said to change the oil in the transfer, then change it again. Also found an article that said to pull the fuses to the module when this occured pending a software update. Well, I did that and no fix, n...
2003 Peugeot 206 GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF32CRFNF4
Fellow techs, Well this one is fixed.A great many thanks to those that replied.Some of the sugestions were ecm, air leaks and coil pack.After a great deal of research we found that it is not uncommon for the hydraulic lifters to play up even though they are ...
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