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2001 Acura Integra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC43601
In August, the car presented itself to us with a MIL. Code 1457 stored. EVAP test using Vetronix and latest card showed a failure and the listed suspects were: (1)canister vent solenoid stuck open, (2) large leak (3)disconnected ORVR line between the 2WBS and ... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak canister system)
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L water pump VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Hello all, I am doing a full timing belt and pulley service on this model. I encouraged the owner to spring for the very expensive waterpump due to its location and mileage. The new one I got right from audi dealer and it is hard to turn the pulley I seemed ...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride hight VIN: WAUYP54B61
The front of this vehicle is very low lower than the lowest setting on the hight control. the rear suspension remains up. When the problem occurs the light on the dash indicating an error for the suspension lights up. By playing with the button for 20 minuts o...
1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L fuse blowes VIN: 1G6KF5497X
The #1 fuse in the trunk witch is called the Relay Ignition fuse 1 blows intermitently. This fuse feeds the cruise control, ABS TCC sitch, instrument cluster, BCM. I did all I could to look for the short, but it is to intermittent to find. If any one has had t...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD54Y12
Hi guys, This one is pretty simple and maybe a dumb question. This Deville came in after going to two other shops for diagnostics. We determined that the head gaskets were leaking and the owner decided to replace the engine. My question is this, is it possib...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M3U
customer complaint of no-start.vehicle was towed to shop where it has started with no problems as of yet.has memory code of p1626.performed pinpoint test and can not verify concern.all grounds are good and there is 5v reference going to theft module.checked fo... Trouble codes: P1626 (fuel shutoff.....theft system)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GBEC19R4W
NO VACUUM LEAKS FOUND NO MISFIRE ON MONITOR FREEZE FRAME FOR PO171 SPEED 2 MPH MAP 38 KPA MAF 7.17N gm/sec tps 0% coolant 167 rpm 665 engine load 3%. PO174 2 FAIL COUNTER 44 SPEED 49 MPH RPM 1429 MAF 27.80 gm/sec map 49 kpa coolant 171. i replace the maf senso... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L headlights VIN: 1Y1SK5282W
Vehicle was towed in as a no start and occasionally would start and die on the fifth try.If you took out the headlight relay it would start and run on the first try.Have had no headlights since day one.The new drl module was smoked as was the original.The engi...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WF55E91
Have an Impala that BCM was replaced and everything works fine except now the radio is locked. GM offered no help except take it to the dealer. Customer does not have radio unlock code. 1. Is there a way to get unlock code? 2. How do you enter unlock code?
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L no rear driveshaft speed VIN: 1GNFK16Z13
hello techs. this is my first time using this great site. this suburban came in with service 4x4 on the info display the codes are c0300 rear prop shaft ckt malfuntion and c0327 encoder malf {i belive that is right} all 4x4 systems seem to work fine, my dvom s...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Wipers/no start VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
This is for all of you Chrysler pros. We have two Chrysler vans in the shop right now at the same time. I ended up with one of them and one of the other techs ended up with the other one. Mine came in with an inoperable wiper. I checked all of the fuses, a-oka...
2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATC5263Y
This Daewoo suffered from a premature timing belt failure. During post repair road-test, MIL illuminates and sets a P0303. Upon clearing code, P0300 illuminates. These codes will alternate. They will only set when vehicle is accelerated hard. If the code is cl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
1989 Dodge Spirit LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3BA56K0K
Hello, I have this car that was towed into my shop with a bad trans. The custmer just bought it. After replacing the trans. we stared the car and it dies out. only does this with a cold engine.Has no trouble code ,fuel pressure and vol. are good. Coolant,throt...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine VIN: 2B4GP44R2V
We cannot get the problem to occur and told him "If it isn't broke we can't fix it". We don't want to start changing things when we don't know what the problem is. I'm hoping one of you may have experienced a similar problem and can steer us to the most likely...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L drive belt VIN: 2B4GP24R1X
We have done and replaced everything there is yet this belt will still squeak just after idle and does this always. Any in put would be very helpful on this car, as we are at the end of our sanity, Thank you. Again replaced parts are tensioner,tensioner pulley...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
Vehicle came in with cracked charcoal canister. Replaced both canisters under bed on passenger side. Found charcoal in all lines leading to purge soleniod. Cleaned lines and replaced soleniod. Cleared codes. Light still comes back on. Replaced gas cap. Perform...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 4WD engagement VIN: 1B4HS48Z62
Service 4wd light is on all the time. Our Mastertech w/ chrysler interface module will not communicate with the transferrcase module. We can manualy engage 4wd motor on transfer case , and 4wd works. All data has little info . Sounds like a bad module. Anyone ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP74L93
i got this caravan thats overheating in traffic it has 2 cooling fans and neither on runs i cant find the relay the older vans had the relay to the left of the rad about a third of the way up well this one is diff mitchell says on top of left front frame rail ... Trouble codes: 1491 (rad fan open)
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP5OU6L
Hello everyone, thanks for you suggestons ahead of time. This 90 taurus came in over a week ago with a no start condition. Found no sparkand tested for power and flash at ignition coil. Had power but no flash. Installed pick-up coil and module (after market) v...
1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Hydraulic System VIN: 1FACP54Y8M
Thanks for the help in advance. Customer brought this vehicle in and requested the vacuum brake booster be replaced. We performed the service as per his request. When he picked his vehicle up, he made it about 30 feet before the brakes locked up after applying...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FALP74W8P
owner has replaced heater cores every 9-12 months for the past 4 heater cores that have been replaced. electrolysis is below specs. core is leaking again & would like to have some feedback other than what tsb's have said about ground wires etc. the tsb fix has...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
Think I am missing the obvious here, cranking tries to start, sometimes starts and runs fine, runs if fake fuel introduced like not getting injector pulse, runs fine most of the time when starts, sometimes has a miss, scan data when not starting, 500 rpm, ipw ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor ithink due to extended crank)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5147W
retrieved abs code c1185. cleared codes and comes back right away when you turn the key on .abs power relay circuit fault detected. i know it is the abs module fault but i would like to get some help checking the unit before r&r 700 bucks. thanks in advance fo...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1131X
i have a real stumper on my hands. this car was at a ford dealer for one month besides being at another shop before that. this car will start and run until it gets very hot. it will shut off while driving and crank sometimes like it is out of time. it sometime...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMZU67E71
Customer complaint engine stalls at idle or when parking No DTC are present.Trans operates normal at speed,shifts ok convertor locks up as it should.Intermitently at idle in drive or reverse the idle will surge,car will buck and engine will die,if you shift to...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF17201
need help.not really up on my fords.p0401 sets.vehicle runs fine.new dpfe sensor.is this really as simple as'replacing an egr valve?thanks to all Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTRX18W01
This one has an intermittent miss fire at times while warming up and under load. (30 to 45 MPH 1500-1750 RPM) Has a slight miss at idle. Feels like TCC but we dont feel it when hot. We have no codes.STFT and LTFT are right around 0 to -1. Where do I find missf...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP13P12
Hello gentlemen & ladies, Thanks for reading my request. I have a 2002 Ford Escort that has 40 PSI at the fuel rail. I have spark & injector pulse but it won't stay running. If I spray starting fluid it runs ok. I have replaced the fuel filter (muddy/black) & ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks VIN: 1FMZ074E83
hey guys, door ajar light on, how do i test door locks without taking the doors apart? when the doors are closed the door ajar light is on. any help would be apreeciated! joe
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Customer came in complaining of low, spongy brake pedal. We inspected the brakes front were a little low on pads but we clamped of all brake hoses and pedal was hard. Released each clamp one at a time with no change until the left front, As soon as the clamp w...
1992 GMC C3500 Sierra 7.4L excessive exhaust te VIN: 2GCHC39NXN
the problem with the truck is the exhaust manifolds are getting so hot that the spark plug boots are just melting away replaced fuel pump for lean condition the driver side is worse then the passanger no play in timming chain does not run like a jump timming c...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R3X
we repaired this condition several years ago and just recently the customer commented on the service engine soon light on at times and stated that the condition was intermittant. we scanned the system and the p1404 was back in history. we used our tech2 to acc... Trouble codes: P1404 (linier egr system performance)
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation
Customer complaint vehicle most times will hesitate and stumble on accel from take off. Acts like not getting fuel. Checked for codes none found, monitor pids all seem normal Ck fuel pressure ok. While problem is happening fuel pressure is steady,tps,maf,fuel ...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB755XP
Start car, [...] after running car dies. Not losing fuel pressure, power stays at fuel pump. Once car dies spark is gone at coil. Let car sit for few mins it starts back up and runs for 30 seconds.
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs motor VIN: 2HKRL18063
This Odyssey has come in for the ABS & TRAC lights on. Tried using OEM software in MasterTech scanner & can't communicate; but can flash codes using shorting connector. Codes 52 (ABS motor stop) & 61 (charging system) are stored. The charging system tests OK, ...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A8Y
hello laddys and genttle man: we are not sure what to do to this car. code indicated cat problem and the cat is not working most of the time, because the engine is running too rich. the mass air flow is prime suspect, but don't know what it should look like. t... Trouble codes: P0420
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Steering effort VIN: 4S2CY58V5P
Low or no assist at idle... ok @ 1200 rpm. We replaced pump and gear with after market reman parts. No change. Our pressure guage does not adapt well to this application. It leaks at the fitting (just a steady drip). So we did not warm it up and check it hot. ...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58X31
Thanks for checking this one out. I'm certain this one is not a rare situation with the trooper 3.5. OIL CONSUMPTION! Question is, what is the proper repair? I have looked at many web sites and postings for this problem and not sure what best repair is other t...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L electric master VIN: SAJHW174XP
vehicle has no power brakes,no abs.pulled codes from abs computer and retrieved codes:34,44,61,78.alldata shows code 61 as warning switch input cannot be processed.alldata gives no test or flow chart to diagnose.does anybody have the flow chart/repair info for...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S9W
vehicle runs great when cold as soon as vehicle warms up starts running bad misfiring back firing and if you let it run in shop for 15 min after hot vehicle will stall and not restart until cooled off. fuel pressure never falls off. when vehicle starts acting ... Trouble codes: P0320 (ign ref/crank circut), P1391
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Front Brakes VIN: 1J4GL48K92
The left front brake on this Jeep will overheat at expressway speeds all the time. Front end will start pulsing violently. I can drive this Jeep all day around town with out any problem. One trip on the highway at 70 MPH and it gets hot. What am I missing?
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L module locate VIN: JM1TA2221X
abs and traction control light comes on when driving trying to find module to test circut.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3XA26K4L
Hello everyone. This vehicle will start and run ok for about 5 minutes. After the 5 or so minutes it will start running poorly(acts lean) then die. It is possible to keep vehicle running by spraying carb cleaner in the intake. I just replaced the fuel pump bec...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Temperature control VIN: WDBHA29G7X
Hello Men, this one has a very loud high pitch noise comming from behind the dash passenger side. My guess is a vacuum noise because when you turn on the temperature control the noise stops. Also selecting reverse to back-up will begin the noise. I pulled the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L bas VIN: WDBRF61J51
Well I/m a Porsche Audi guy. Messing with the wrong car. Anyway, have an Audi Porsche repair shop and do other lite repair on other Europeans. This mercedes came a while back with engine lean code and P0170 air flow metter fixed that one. She came back few mon...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBUF82J35
Hi to all, My sister has this Mercedes that has a very noisey engine. Has a rapping noise that appears to be from the left side of the engine, possibly from the cam cover area.The dealer keeps telling her the engine sounds normal, but the noise is very loud. I...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L trans VIN: 1MELM5045R
I rebuilt this trans two years ago, all was fine until a few weeks ago. when it turns right, it will come out of gear until it straightens back out. we changed the fluid and filter, checked the tubes and seals, found no problem I added two extra quarts of atf ...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hello everyone. Got a 03 Lancer OZ Rally Edition. Car originally came in for a MIL light on and engine rpm would sometimes roll up and down. Found 3 codes. P0335 crankshaft position sensor. P0340 camshaft position sensor. P0300 Random/multiple misfire detected... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple misfire detected)
1992 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Ignition? VIN: JN1CZ24S7N
Hello all. I have this Nissan 300ZX tt which I was just going to do a motorvac on. I checked the injectors for resistance before begining the motorvac to ensure the injectors were ok. I also did some vantage tests on the TPS, and off idle switch, but I did sta...
1995 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L left front rotor VIN: 4N2DN11W35
Van came in with left front caliper dragging, after customer replaced l.f. caliper and pads on both sides in an attempt to solve the same problem himself. No ABS codes, this seemed like a hydraulic problem; opening bleeder @ l.f. caliper, frees up binding. To ...
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L MIL Lamp on, cluster VIN: 1P4GP45G1W
Van came in with check engine light on and prndl no disply and speedo intermittent function. All is workin fine, no malfunction at this time. Checked bus lines between pcm and tcm, less then 1 ohm, bout half an ohm. P1698 in obd 2 code display on snap-on brick... Trouble codes: P1698, 36, ABS, B0CM, B0CM, B0CM, B0CM
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 1G2WJ52K7V
Hello all The complaint of this vehicle is the blower motor is inop at the low speed settings. It only works on high. the other kicker is the headlights turn off went you put the blower switch to one of the inop speeds, and turn back on when u put the switch t...
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)
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDAT12331
The vehicle came in with a severe shake at an idle worse with the a/c on. Smoke tested no vaccum leaks. Acts like the variable cam timing is allowing it to run at idle with cam overlap. I cannot find a way to test for this situation or similar problems in this...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
The codes P1582 & 1476 are fortunatley not too common for us. Mitchell info assumes we all have "known good parts" waiting around to compare these problem parts with! My info very limited for these codes but I have replaced the TVCM as recommended by a local V... Trouble codes: 1582 (throttle valve control), 1476 (Leak detection pump insufficient vacuum)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
i have thi jetta that has a constant P0300, P301, and P0303. we have replaced plugs, wires (twice), coil and module unit, checked injectors (both coil test and flow test) and it still is misfiring. hit the throttle and there is no power or accel. bogs way down...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23B5Y
Hi Guys, And thanks in advance to all that respond. I have been having fun with this VW for a while now. He needs to pass state emissions and that isn't going to happen with the car running as it is. Car came in with P0139, O2 B1S2. replaced the sensor, but en... Trouble codes: P0139 (Bank 1 sensor 2 slow response), P1105 (Bank 1 sensor 2 short to B)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Dear friends, my MAIN question tonight is about disconnecting the battery, weather you have to perform some factory scan tool relearning or what . But first some past history on this vehicle. It came in the first time with the CEL light on and I'm sorry but I ... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation at Limit)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWSB69M81
We are looking for some insight on the possible causes before dropping the fuel tank, smoke testing, etc., on this Jetta. It has an intermittent code 16839 (Large EVAP Leak) combined with occassional stalling after filling the fuel tank. (EVAP Canister overloa... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large EVAP System Leak)
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: YV1LW5570W
Car came in and cust states hard start and has been for 6 months, temp guage erratic and fans run as soon as key on, and ck engine light on. It went to another shop and they did what I would have they replaced ECT... didnt help. when I got the car the switch s... Trouble codes: 123 (ect)

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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Don't know VIN: WAUHE0444J
Sorry guys for taking a long time to close this help request , but I have to prioritize other customers. The owner of this Audi didn't mind waiting, so finally fixed it. The problem was that Alldata doesn't have much information about these drive trains. Someh...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Hard rshift into gea VIN: WAUBG34D5W
This vehicle is not fixed yet. The customer has authorized a new trans control module if we need it. We'll see. Thanks for the help to all that replied. Paul
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5212V
thanks to everyone who replied. it turned out that the cat was plugged. i don't know why i forgot to check exhaust pressure. we replaced the cat and the vehicle runs great. the map and maf are still reading 0 in the data but i will just chalk that up to our pi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Sport 4.6L Surge VIN: 1G6EL12Y4P
Hello once again everyone: Sorry to say it but this car is not fixed just yet. I tried again looking for a vacuum leak but none was found. I also tried Michael from Rhode Island's suggestion to disconnect battery for a minute and unplug TPS. Then Reconnect bat... Trouble codes: P0030.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
thank you for all the replies. we found the other filler neck tube to have a hole. we should of replaced both necks the first time. the check engine turn it self off and we have not heard back from the customer at this point. it usually took a couple of weeks ... Trouble codes: P0442.
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L wait to start light VIN: 1GCGK24FVZ
Thanks everyone who responded. I believe like most of you stated that this is normal operating procedure. It has gotten colder out especially in the morning so the glow plugs are probably cycling a little bit more to make up for the cold start. Once again, t...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14V7Y
Thanks for the help. I found that the pcm was bad. Even tried reflashing the original pcm. the new one fixed it. Trouble codes: P0230.
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Well, it is finally fixed. We tried a new ignition switch-no happiness. It finally got more consistant and we were able to do some tests and identify the cause. I caught a snapshot on the scanner and was loosing the 18X. We had replaced the crank sensor when i...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WX15K51
THANK'S GUYS been swamped. took it to local gm dealer to put a new conveter on it 10 years , 100,000 miles. some thing new under warranty thanks again. j mac Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJC34181
Many thanks to William from Michigan and Daryl from Washington! Theirs were the only replies I got but went straight to the heart of the problem. All I needed to do was to pump priming plunger on top of fuel filter ( It is a big round button about 1 1/2 inches...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L motor VIN: 2G1WH55K31
first i replaced the fuel pump assembly, the sender was bad so that was a good place to start. same problem but now i got a code stored for crank sensor,replaced that and so far so good.thanks to all who responded
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Engine Knock VIN: 2GCEK19TX2
We replaced the pick-up, changed the oil and put in Mobil One, I preformed a carbon cleaning, Its been a couple of weeks now and no comments good or bad from the customer. So at this point I assume he is satisfied with the repair and reasons for engine knock.
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F2V
thanks for all the help the timimg belt did jump time thanks to all who replied
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Starting VIN: 2B3HD56J3Y
The splice i was looking for was under the fuse panel in the under hood power dist. center,as Mark from Michgan thought it might be. After pulling the panel up and finding the splice the car would not act up again.So i cut the splice out replaced it, put every...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 2B6HB11YOY
IT WAS THE O2 HEATER SHORTED TO The sensor line. the computer couldn't understand the added voltage. The lad scope showed the added volts. Thank you for the help.
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L MLP Sensor VIN: 2FTHF26M6M
Thank you to Gary from Tx. for faxing a diagram and Greg from Neb. for trying to fax it to me. I had switched two wires, one that was grey/red(signal return) with a brown wire which was faded. From now on I will pull covering back to expose the wires true colo...
1995 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Thank you everyone for your replies, I needed someone to back up my thought process. I located a used instrument panel and installed it, the speedo works fine & the truck runs great. I opted for the used unit because of the age & condition of the truck, which ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8D
The taurus is in the done pile. Thanks for all the help. I decided to buy the alignment tool for the synchronizer. Some of the posts said that it wasn't really necessary but for a first timer it sure helped a lot. I went to the otc website and found the part n... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP sensor).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F0Y
well, the truck had to leave the day of post, but was towed back today. first, let me say thank you to the guys who replied. i know we are all very busy, this network is one of the best tools you can own. i apologize that my post was not very clear, as some re... Trouble codes: P0476 (koer exhaust backpressure).
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i pressure tested the cooling system overnite and found coolant in the plug well no sign of it running in from the top must have came through the casting we put some stop leak tablets in the coolant and told customer to pray the problem goes away Trouble codes: 307 (7 misfire).
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L spark plug VIN: 1FDAF56S22
thanks for all the replies on the kit, i went to google and found the tool for 366.00 dollars and told the customer what it would cost to fix it have not herd from him,i know this will work if he gives me the job. [thanks for all the replies and help]
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
You guys are good. I guess the turbo on the 6.0l diesels are notorious for overboosting dues to the vanes sticking. I replaced the turbo with a reman Ford unit and so far so good. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0299, P0478, P2262.
1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE18U2N
sorry for the delay,customer declined putting a distributor it for the cost.he keeps driving it like it is.i guess were not suppopsed to understand people.do want to thank the replies everyone pointed to a distributor. Trouble codes: 42 (crank angle sensor).
1991 GMC C6000 Topkick C6H042 6.0L No Start VIN: IGDG6H1P1M
thanks for all replies what we decides to do was just re-wire with apump on the frame rail truck was not worth the cost of putting back factory .thanks to all
1998 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13R7W
Thank you for the replies and help you all offered. The fuel pressure regulator was intermitenly causing high fuel pressure. It happened infrequently and we could not catch it in the shop. Replacing the fuel pressure regulator made a small difference in the fu... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1983 Honda Accord SE 1.8L no charge VIN: JHMSZ5425D
Thanks for all the replys!!!Most of you said check the connector below the battery,I did and it was very melted,repaired,charge light off now, but still not charging,rechecked all voltages at regulator found incorrect voltage at F wire,replaced reg with road t...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L brake lamp light VIN: 1HGCB7654P
sent to dealer, they still haven't fixed it. most replies were wiring issues but I didn't find it.will reply if honda fixes this car. Thanks for all the help. Pete
1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF23M2S
Well we got a little messed up on this car for codes. Used the snappy scanner and got code e8, but we couldn't find the code definition anywhere. We used an analog meter and got code 59-rear o2 sensor. Replaced the 02 and check engine light never came back on ... Trouble codes: E8 (unknown).
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Monitors not done VIN: KMHWF35V4Y
I recieved some good input on this one. I recived several suggestions to reset adaptives, which I had done. I also heard that Mode $06 data is available for free at www.hmaservice.com. Upon checking there I determined that the mode $06 for my car and engine wa...
2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Power brake booster VIN: 4KLC4B1U43
The fix here was a new vacuum pump. The new pump felt much tighter when turned by hand than the old one. Be sure to order the pulley along with the pump as it appears you will always need a new pulley. We could not remove the old pulley. \ A weak vacuum pump...
1988 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L forward application VIN: SAJKV1540J
Thank you all for responding Peter from New Zealand nailed the problem. removed unit and sure enough ths A clutch pack was gone. just about steel on steel replaced the teflon seals ont the input shaft and clutches in the A drum cleaned everything up re assembl...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Transmission VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
Hello, had 3 replies for this, one for left over codes and 2 concerning the relay, I had cleared codes and those returned again as far as the relay I had tested inputs and posted the results did not have 1 voltage and the trigger signal but I did not get to ch...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNFM92V6W
we replaced the wiring harness to both front solenoids and the air ride controller. so far the customer has had no further problems.
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Unknown VIN: JM2UF314XM
i replaced the drier and the expansion valve and now the pressures are good and it cools ok for 134a. most of the replies agreed with the expansion valve. the reciever drier seemed to be blocked internally also. this vehicle is very easy to remove and install ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33452
Thanks to tony, and jimmy for offering helpful suggestions , double thanks to Eric [...] for the correct answer , the mystery connectors mate is the Alternator . The alternator end was plugged in but there is a short pigtail , end of which was hiding .Rookie...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AE45G01
Thanks to all who replied. I should never take my glasses off,but thanks to Ty from Connecticut,Steve from Illinois/& Gary from Arizona for pointing out that the firing order is 1342.As you guys pointed out,1&4 share a coil &2&3 share a coil.My tech had 1&2 &3...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L erratic shifting VIN: JN1RZ27H2P
here is the deal with this 300z. tested the dropping resitor as suggested. found no problems but replaced anyway. no change, so decided to drive with the dropping resistor unplugged. that was the fix, the car performs normally with the exception of a slightly ...
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1AS44D7S
most of the replies said that it had jumped time so i pulled the valve cover and took a look at the chain and it had not jumped time so i did a leak down test and it failed on all four cyl. advised the customer that he needed and engine or major work on this o...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
Customer called this morning and said truck has not stalled since the new temp sender was installed. Calling this one fixed. Thanks.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
I got a couple replies to take a closer look at the MAF sensor. This morning, I got out the vantage, and there was a tech tip about a bad ground, and told of adding a ground wire from the MAF connector, to the intake manifold. Using a wiring diagram to confirm... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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