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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA4644L
Now that the O2s were replaced, they switch untill the RPM is at 2500 then go full rich 0.9v. Power and grounds to ECM all test good .001 volt drop. Engine runs strong, idles smooth. We just can't seem to find anything to cause it to go rich. Scope tested TPS,...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L converter VIN: WBACJ8323W
Hi BMW tech's, we have this noise that occurs as car warms up to operating temp. Strarts out low and gets louder to the point you have to shut it down for fear of damage. It sounds like a bearing locking up in a lawn mower, sqauling sound and when you shut the...
1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3G4AL54N2L
Dies Black smoke.When cold this car will put out black smoke. It will then run okay for about 5 minutes in closed loop. It will then put out black smoke and eventually die even if you hold the throttle up on it. No codes. I swapped in known good PCM, MAF, an...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L electrical system VIN: 2G4WB52K1Y
I have a friends 2000 Regal that was driven to the store, when returning to the vehicle no start condition, no crank. Symptoms were a clicking noise and all dash lamps, ie.. ABS, MIL, Low coolant, etc.. are flashing. Have looked at power and grounds from the b...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Stall VIN: 1G6CD538P4
This car keeps dieing out going down the road. at decel mode or idling ,or at cruise.It seems to kill all power in car, but starts instantly. I changed distribitor, injectors,plugs, alternator,Ecm, and even ran a new ground to the new Ecm. Scanner veiws all lo...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6KS52YXR
This car is very rough in overall condition. lack of love, so to speak. anyway, consumer is complaining of a rolling idle, unstable idle. it surges only in park or neutral. in gear, it's ok.. om my first attempt, i found the system running voltage was between ... Trouble codes: P0035, P0025, P0080 (ac delco replacement)
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L crankcase vacuum VIN: 1G6KD52Y6T
we are getting 19 inches and climbing vacuum at cranckase vetalation hose from frnt valve cover to throttle body-this is tested on hose at throttle body side i should not have any ~- when we remove hose at throttle body there is vacuum in the crankcase??? it i... Trouble codes: P0138
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L drivers seat VIN: 1G6KF57991
Good day to all!! This cad has blown the 10 amp fuse for drivers seat & steering column module. with fuse blown the seat will move by memory, but not with manual controls . The dealer has replaced seat heaters a while ago. fuse has been replaced 3 times. with ...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1FP2386M
I'll try to make this as short and sweet as possible. Customer was driving car & it dies. Tries to restart but it will only run for 2 seconds then die again. But before you tell me to check the vats system, read on. I went into the archives and found several g...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs module VIN: 1GKFK16K2R
hi gang, Sorry, this is a very long post. I am at my witts end with this suburban. Vehicle initially came in for and intermittent low pedal. Verified and replace master cylinder six months ago for this problem. I looked at this vehicle over a year ago for an ...
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1BL52P0T
This is my boss's car. When the car is cold the engine runs fine. Once it goes into closed loop #4 cylinder starts to miss driving bank 2 to correct rich due to the excessive o2 in the exhaust.Some of the the other cylinders start to miss on this bank after a ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs valve unit (below module) VIN: 3GNFK16R9V
Greetings: I am helping a firefighter with fixing his family transporter. I am in the process of replacing a valve unit due to leakage (located on the drs side inner fender under abs module). Waiting for the switch that broke due to swapping parts to be fed x...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14V7Y
This truck came in with a long crank time hot and rough idle. I found the fuel pressure within specs but it drops off at about one lb. every few seconds when the key is shut off. The fuel pressure regulator was leaking from the vacuum port. I ordered a new reg... Trouble codes: P0230
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCJC39G32
Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to help me out. This truck is primarily used to tow RV's all over the country. This thing will exhibit a misfire under load at or above 3500 rpm. When this occurs, the motor makes a vibration noise similar to a heat shie... Trouble codes: P0300
1993 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L UNknown VIN: 1B4GH54R7N
Of course, 1 month out of warranty the transmission in my van has started to make a grinding noise that sounds exactly like a rotor grinding on the spindle or caliper (trust me, it's not that) We don't do any transmission work in our shop but since it is my pe...
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3HD46F2R
customer complained of smoke coming out of relay center under the dash, car started to buck and jerk, cruise light flashes off and on and tachometer is eratic cruise control relay had discolored terminals, replaced relay, checked and cleaned grounds, cleared c... Trouble codes: 27 (54 -), 54 (77 -), 77
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L engine swap VIN: 3B7HF13Y6V
Ok, we pulled a bonehead stunt. Local fireman asked us to swap his 5.2 for 5.9. I should have known better. Installed Jasper Reman, replaced flex plate and balancer. We did not replace torque converter, as we could not catalog a difference between the 2 engine...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R7X
hey chrysler guys, I have this wonderful 2.7(aaahhhhhhh). Customer had brought in to us last september or october, no start. Found no compression on cylinder 5, and highest cylinder compression was 50 psi. Further diagnosis found that the timing chain was bad....
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: FHDJFHNC12
vehicle was running rough to the customer so he decided to get a tune up we replaced plugs,wires,cap rotor,pcv valve.customer had vehicle for 3 weeks and it got worse,with the vehicle stoped you can sit there with the scann tool on it and the tps will start to...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44353
Vehicle came into our shop for intermit. stalling condition. Van never had any work done, started out with tune up, fuel filter and induction service. Vehicle still stalls out very intermit. after you have come to a complete stop. It stalls out after you have ...
1970 Ford Thunderbird 429CID Pump pressure VIN: F0Y84N1216
Hello all, got a problem with a T- bird. Customer brought in A T- bird with a split in return hose, a major leak about two inches, on the power steering system. Specifically, from fire wall to steering gear. Also, can someone explain why the pressure hose and ...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
have changed distibutor module got spark,changed tps sensor now have idle, changed fual filter now have good fuel pressusre .starts up then and idles give gas some times dies or back fires throught intake to filter boggs down ect. was wondering fire order on c...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rotors/pads VIN: 1FMDU34XXP
customer towed in truck and states that the right front brakes locked up and jerked the steering wheel out of her hand. she regained control and drove truck about 6 miles to her drive way. she states that the right front wheel was smoking so bad that she thoug...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N2V
After start up , runs fine until engine runs about 30 minutes, will have loss of power and some time stalls , will not restart for about 5 to 10 mins., then will run fine problem will come back intermittent , sometimes 100 miles some time 10 miles. Very rarely...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX1725V
Hi all, got this truck from customer (had rod out the oil pan, thay did not whant to fix) So I got the truck and thought, sweet a new shop truck. installed a 1999 eng in to a 1997 truck. it runs but feels like a miss at all times. no mil. i installed new plugs...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRV1863X
This vehicle came in with a po136 code for bank1 sensor2 o2 sensor circuit failure. I checked scan data and saw the o2 sensor reading 0.0 volts so I installed a new sensor and the voltage reading showed the sensor switching back and forth from 0.7V to 0.1V I t... Trouble codes: P0136
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51U7X
Hey guys: Kind of stumped here. This Windstar will run rough, stall, etc when I rev the engine(not driving) to 1500-2000rpm. It happens every time when the a/c is on, and sometimes a/c off when the cooling fan kicks in. When running rough, I have disconnected... Trouble codes: P0340, P1408
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
car towed in with a no start, With KOEO there is no check eng light...but if I unhook the electric throttle control, I have a chenk eng light and it will start, but will not accelerate at all, charge light comes on also and is at 15.9 volts. I replaced pcm wit...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Breaks up VIN: 1GKDT13W5Y
After intake gasket repair. truck was skipping, we did fuel injection cleaning, seemed to straighten out. Customer took and brought back next day says couldn't go over 2500 rpm. we have hours into this and can't figure out. idles ok, as soon as you rev up to 2... Trouble codes: P0339, P0340
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on, PO1457 VIN: JHMCD563XV
Car comes back with PO1457 repair's listed above..cannot find a leak and all hoses are connected and nothing seems wrong...???!!!??? Trouble codes: P1457
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8243Y
Hello, Got this honda here was at another shop previously that all the work was done see now car keeps throwing code p0325 no sig from knock sensor,and low idle speed also sensor is new, wiring to sensor is good, rechecked cam timing and ign timing, cust also... Trouble codes: P0325 (no input from knock sensor)
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHMAP1145Y
Thanks in advance. This car will go dead at stops when engine is at full warm operating temperature. It will start back, but it PINGS like the timing is to high when started warm. When engine is first started cool it cranks fine and does not go dead at stops. ...
2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP11A22
we got this car as a no start. no spark. we have two codes 1612 and 1610. after clearing the codes 1610 returned immediately. 1610 refers to the NATS module or immobilizer module. this vehicle also has a lojack system installed. Customer states that she had tr...
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1212Y
This car came to us with many problems, the last one left is the P0451, Evap Pressure Sensor/Switch voltage low. The problem is that I can't find it, and the schematics don't show it and the component locator tells me it's on the fuel tank sender, and it's not... Trouble codes: P0451 (evap pressure sensor voltage low)
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UZ3OC7S
Car came in with complaint of lack of power. We noticed on initial take off has "tip in" hesitation(like egr bogg) - All ign. components ok, exhaust backpressure ok(1/2 lb) fuel pressure at specs. We cleaned slightly dirty throttle bore/plate. Fuel filter new....
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L fan VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
hi fellow tech's i need some help with this one i have a 2000 lincoln ls 3.9l v-8 car came in 4 months ago ses light on scan test showed p0302 it sat in our lot until wednesday 9/6/06 he was saving up the money to do repairs we replaced all 8 coils and valve c...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
This car has a problem of dying when turning slow,(parking lot manuvers) also it is doing from drive to park or back to drive or reverse. It has plenty of power and idles good. It has a intermittent stutter when taking off. Timing is set to 10 degrees btdc. Th... Trouble codes: 32 (evr below voltage limit)
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Misfire, NO MIL VIN: JA3XD64B2M
Car feels like it is trailer hitching on light acceleration. No problem seen on KVs, vacuum, or HC to indicate misfire.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L door locks, dome lights, radio, VIN: JA4MW31R11
open in the system hoping someone has seen this one before.
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L erratic shifting VIN: JN1RZ27H2P
have been blessed with this 300z. car has been to several other shops and problem still exists. the deal is that when you drive the vehicle at a steady throttle everything is fine. as soon as you let off the accelerator the thing downshifts from overdrive, the...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L air bag system VIN: JN1AZ34D93
Hello Guys, I have inheritated this 2003 350 z and it has a flashing air bag light. The SRS module was storing a B1035 code indicating that there was a problem with the circuit between the air bag module and the front crash zone senser. I found an open in the ...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.8L readyness VIN: 1G3WH52K4X
2004 customer brought car to dealer failed readyness egr evap and catalist, customer was informed car needed ecm and flash, customer had job done at my shop, drove car over 2000 miles in next weeks brought back to dealer no check engine light no codes still wo...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WS52H81
this vehicle is a strange one. customer drops it off and says that it cuts of while driving. it also surges while all dash lights come on. it always restarts. cold or hot does not matter. test drive shows no stalling. although several times the speedometer d...
1993 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3XPP28K4
hello tech's,we have this 93 ply sundance that will only run with the door open and the interior lamp on checked the light switch ,and ignition switch seem's the when the light's are turned to the interior light position it will start ,if the door is open only...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3G2JB1246W
Good Day, Folks! While idling in the shop and watching the scan tool data, the injector pulse width intermittantly will jump up to over 8ms, (from around 2.5ms @ normal idle) This occurs WITH NO CHANGE IN ALL OTHER DATA such as MAP, ECT, TPS etc. This naturall... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl misfire), P0171 (fuel system lean), P0172 (fuel system rich), P1133 (O2 insufficient switching)
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K0Y
Hello, I would appreciate any help I can get with this car that got towed into are shop.The vechicle is a 2000 pontiac bonneville with 3.8 vin K engine.this is the non supercharged version.The problem with the vechicle is it starts and only runs for about two ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or volume air flow A circuit range/Performance), P0121 (Throttle /Pedal position sensor/Switch A circuit range/performance problem)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K5Y
Hello everyone again. I pulled this vehicle in with a check engine light on. Scanned it and pulled a code PO332. (Knock sensor problem) I was told by the service writer that 1 sensor was changed a while ago. The other one was changed recently. I don't have the... Trouble codes: P0332
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NE52T31
car came into shop 12/05 with an occasional no start we checked fuel pressure was ok drove car for 2 days before we could get a no start.when this happened we had no injector pulse and no spark we decided to replace lock cylinder with passlock did relearn and ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Blower sppeds VIN: 1G2WP12K01
OK Fellow Techs need some consoltation on this. Car came in with blower speeds working when they feel like it.Confirmed the problem and also notiched I was loosing the driving lighs when this occured.I have checked the blower and all conections to both the res...
1983 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AE43S4D
this saab came in with a hot and cold ruability we have the car running great when warm or hot .just when it is cold start we have the problem as we had noted in the related repair history .we are at road block as what to do next .simply we need your help. tha...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39WXN
Please help! This 4-R came to us from another shop as a starts then dies story. Well now it just won't start. It has good fuel pressure and good spark but no injector pulse. It does have battery positive to injectors just no ground pulse from pcm. Now when you... Trouble codes: 14
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, "anchor syndrome" VIN: 4TARN01P0R
Hello all! This little truck came to me with customer complaint of no power and a sudden drop in mpg from 22 to 14. It had been running well since last worked on. 4 months ago it got a new fuel tank and pump. It also got a new filter. It was also treated to a ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L door lock VIN: WVWMA63B6X
We've had several of these come in lately with the driver's outside door lock falling out of the handle assembly. The one we did last week was a 1999 beetle. On that car we were able to pull the plastic plug from the door and found that the screw was loose. We...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L instruments VIN: WVWPD63B1X
This car has a bad instrument cluster. Customer brought me a used unit. I need to recode the used unit but I cannot find the login code in alldata. I have the coding from the original unit but I need the login code. Any help would be appreciated.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Heater Core VIN: 3VWSD69M81
After my experienced technician has already spent 8 hours trying to replace the heater core on this 01Jetta 1.8, I give up and beg for a little help from other, more experienced VW Techs. I did see a recent post on a similar car, but all of the replies talked ...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L electric window VIN: YVITS90D51
We do not see a lot of these in the shop. This one comes in and nothing on the right front door works not the window,locks or mirror. We checked the fuses and the wiring what we could see of it and found nothing wrong. You could tell that both front door power...

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1988 Acura Legend LS 2.7L engine block VIN: JH4KA4669J
Thanks again everyone,Bradley, David, Mike, Joe & Bill. I called the dealer and asked service if there were any recalls and/or TSB for cylinder head bolts pulling out due to rot. The manager who had been at Acura a number of years could only recall a few times...
2004 Acura TL 3.2L rotors VIN: 19UUA66224
It is a landslide for putting on Acura oem parts, thank you
1996 Audi A4 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WAUEA88D3T
Finally got car back in to test. Luke was right about the electric fan not coming on. Although it was working the last time I checked and when I changed expansion tank. Tested fan circuit by jumping at radiator switch and fan worked on high and low.While testi...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Long Crank VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Thanks to all who replied, I was able to get rid of the code by going into the basic setting on the snapon scanner. I also did a motorvac for carbon build up and injector clean, as well as tried a coolant sensor. It was suggested to replace the throttle body i... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle Adjuster Valve), P1564 (Same).
1982 Cadillac Cimarron 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6AG69G6C
Thanks for the help, Standard does indeed still sell this base gasket. Kind of pricey, about $125.00 cost but at least you can get it. Our local parts supplier for Standard even had it in stock. The part number is EF-9.
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L timing belt VIN: W06VR52RRW
thanks for all the information. i did end up buying the install tool from snap-on. it is a baum tool and does all ecotec enginesalong with saab and saturn. the part # [...].
1987 Chevrolet Nova 1.6L Altrnator VIN: 1Y1SK5141H
Thanks guy's. My problem is fixed. Kent and Joshua gave me heads up on a possible bad alternator. Although it was new, It had defects. I had to wait a week on another because I wanted a dealer Item. Thanks again to all who replied. A new alternator and all is ...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L oil pump shaft VIN: 2G1WN54T8P
hi, i recieved various emails pertaining to overpressurization of system,improperly installed torque converter,and internal parts warped or not running true.disassembled valve body and pump no problems found.checked all internal components for proper installat...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P1R
Thanks to the 'injector' guys. Went right by the obvious, car had 6 bad injectors. We replaced all 8 just to be sure.
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L no fuel pressure VIN: 1G1JF14T1R
found frayed wire to power suppy to pump.Thanks for all the help.some of the suggestions led to the fix.Thanks again
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK34R9W
this 1 is fixed it was a bent exhaust valve on that cylinder and also head gasket looked like it was just about to or was slightly leaking between cyls 3&5 it had no overheating problems but i think it would have real soon.thanks again for the help iatn rocks!...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
Thanks, for all of the good intel that 16 members shared. The major problem with this intermittant problem was that we could NOT ever get the vehicle to fail while at our shop. The customer was very patient and we even went to his home several times to check t... Trouble codes: 1626 (theft enable signal lost).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L prestone in oil VIN: 2GCEK19T7Y
thanks to everybody for all the replies.It`s a great pleasure to see all the people working on this site. I removed the both heads and the cylinder head kasket was blown.
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC524X2
I am going to call this case closed. Almost all responses were to relearn the theft deterent. I did try this yesterday just for fun and it did not help. The theft light was not on so I did not think this would help. With all other codes I had of loss of comuni... Trouble codes: U1000 (class 2 data malfuntion), U1064 (lost BCM communication), P1626 (theft deterent).
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E73
Thanks Paul, Vince, Laneard, Kyle, John. This customer has had the car the past couple weeks so have not been able to try some of the suggestions. The car will be in today but I'm going to close this help request and update later. I did check for shorts in wir... Trouble codes: P0452.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 000000
Thanks for all the replies. It had a bent rod in block. Insurance ended up totaling the truck, cost of engine put it over value. Thanks again to everyone.
2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3AD46R74
Once again you all came through and set me on the right path! The hole by the thermostat housing is the primary weep hole for the water pump. If that were to become plugged, there is a secondary weep hole passage that should send coolant into the valley. What ...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AN7Y
after checking every thing twice i am sure comp. is culprit but customer is not ready for repair just yet...thanks for your sugestions. Trouble codes: 1491 (cooling fan relay).
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L mil VIN: 2B4GP44341
Many thanks to all that replied. After informing the customer that it looked to be a less than 50/50 shot that a boneyard part would work, we were able to convince him to buy new. There were too many replies stating that it would not work to try it. Thanks aga...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Hello to all, Finally a new MAF sensor arrived and problem solved. While diagnosing the problem furtuunately came another vehiculo of the model we ask customer approval to test another vehicle with his and as we place the other know good sensor problem is ... 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.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fuel guage, battery VIN: 1FALP5226T
First of all, I would like to thank you guys for your reply's. The fuel guage not working was a bad Flex fuel module. On the battery going dead, found multiple problems. First there was a bad battery cable end and the battery wasn't holding a charge. On these ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
This was a tough one. Found out after the post that the truck would accelorate when the 'coast' button was on. Yes we tested the switches and everyone was dead in the middle ohms wise. The problem ended up being the processor. The new processor also cleared up...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5943Y
Thanks to all! You are awesome! Most all replies lead towards plugged EGR ports, forcing excess EGR flow to #2 cylinder. Sure enough! Removed upper plenum, a long right angle pick and an air operated vacuum, 15 minutes later she was happy, running like new and... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04161
the car went to the dealer and it has been two weeks and no check engine lighte. the car is fixed but the dealer wont tell us what the repair was just a bad wire somwhere. Trouble codes: P1451 (evap canister vent solenoid circuit fault).
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P95
ok...here we go. since the vech came in the shop i had been pushing an oil change, fuel filters and air filter. the fuel had small brown particles in it and one of the filters looked like it had been getting sucked closed. i rechecked the fuel pressure at the ... Trouble codes: P0272 ([...] cylinder contribution), P0278 ([...] cylinder contribution).
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V8T
As I was informed by a few, this is a Isuzu Rodeo. I contacted a dealer, they were very familiar with the part. That part of the vehicle is fixed, however, now I am still working on the truck as there is a terrible lifter tick. I have checked this out, looks l... Trouble codes: 1392 (G sensor low voltage).
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG2258W
It was the main relay, thank you, I didn't realize that honda still had this issue on this late a model Trouble codes: N0NE.
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCG2250W
Thank you to everyone for all your help, after asking for help, i did some more homework, and the PGMFI relay fixed the intermitent no start. The customer has the car and i have not heard anything bad yet. Still working on the dash light problem. Thank you for...
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2HKYF184X5
Thanks to the 4 guys that replied. All said only use Honda oils, as far as the down hill assist option, no one was aware of that.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L bleeding VIN: 1J4GW58N61
This was a total fizz. It turned out to be the master cylinder and it was pumping air into the right front brake line. That line goes higher than the left front which simply drops down and I guess it was gravity bleeding on the left side. Anyway a new master c...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L TCC Lockup VIN: JM1BJ2215X
Although I'm hesitant, I guess I'm going to call this one fixed. After a lot more testing and checking and not coming up with an answer, I took the advice of changing the end cover. The customer came in yesterday and said , so far, no more problem. Thanks for ...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Loss of power VIN: JM1BJ222Y0
Paul hit the problem right on the head. We found that the fuel pressure would fall to 5-10 PSI, then when you switched the key off and then right back on the car would run fine for about five more miles. We replaced the fuel pump and all is fine.We were fouled... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean).
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.7L a/c output VIN: WDB1070221
I recieved information from David [...] telling me about Cooler Air in TX. After speaking to Jerry I removed the blower motor to reveal the problem. The Diavia a/c system uses a drop down door to close off mixed air. This door is only moving about 30% and ther...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L inop VIN: WDBHA23E6V
Hello Group, Vehicle is fixed in that cruise works with smaller tires at rear of vehicle.Vehicle has 2 sensors up front and 1 in rear located at diff pinion area. Will the ecm relearn a mismatched set of wheels ? I was told NO! Why hasn't the ABS system thrown...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power accessories VIN: 2MEFM75W3X
2 of the 4 replies were about the outside keypad. the keypad on this vehicle hasn't worked in years and disconnecting the wire to it didn't help. car is just being difficult, when I figure it out I will let you know. thanks for the replies. BOB
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AL54F7W
well we have double and triple checked timing, cleaned throttle body and maf sensor again, and still same problem. we thaught we had it when vehicle was towed in for a no start condition and we found crank sensor bad. but we replaced crank sensor, vehicle now ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
first of all thanks to everyone who replied. back pressure was good,injectors good ran injector claener through rail. pinched off fuel return line pressure went up to over 70psi did not make a difference vehicle still cuts out at 2200 rpm like rev limit coming... Trouble codes: P0340.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3WH54T3L
I got some good replies. Most all said something is shorted and pulling the voltage down. I cut the wires from the ECM to the MAP and TPS and volts was still low. I then disconnected the low coolant sensor in radiator and BINGO!! Voltage is at 5 volts. Even th...
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GS 3.4L srs VIN: 1GHDU03E3W
the cust did not bring the van back in most of the replies were to check the connector under the drivers seat if they bring the van back that will be the first place that we look. Thanks to all that responded.
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L power windows, fan inop, door locks VIN: 1G3NL52EXX
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