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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4329R
Hello again we have this BMW that is driving us crazy. It came in running poorly found code for mas air flow sensor replaced sensor and car ran good test drove car and let it sit over night. The next morning went to start it and it took a long crank before it ...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADR633XX
for all you BMW gurus out here I could use some help with this one. I have 540i that is stumping me, this car will not upshift and it does not matter if it is in second third or fourth gear,after you have accelerated hard unto the highway it will not come out ...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
This vehicle cam in with the PRNDL, cruise, and Quad driver codes stored in memory. The customer states that the MIL stays on, but sometimes the volts and or temp lights come on. The vehicle intermittently no-starts. We have followed the troubleshooting charts... Trouble codes: P0640 (QDM 1 Failure), P0650 (qdm 2), P0670 (qdm 4), P0705 (PRNDL Switch Failure), P0561 (Cruise vent Malfunction)
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Airbag VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
1997 Buick Park Avenue engine Code K prod 6-96 vin: [...] Hi fellow techs out there, thanks very much in advance for your thoughts and experience. I've been using IATN for a little over a year now. The fix database and forum archives been very hel...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L tcc and 4th gear VIN: 1G4CW52KOX
The following vehicle was brought to me for a trans problem. It had 142500 miles on it at the time of origonal trans rebuild. It now has 148200 miles on it since rebuild occured. Car came in with multiple trans codes and shift problems. (0741, 1811, 1870) I ...
1979 Cadillac Eldorado 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 6L57B9E605
Car has a very bad tip-in hesitation, bad enough to stall when cold. Once past the flat spot, it accelerates very well. Blocking off the egr valve has no effect. It idles and cruises fine. Does anyone have voltage specs on the coolant temp sensor and throttle ...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 2.8L starter VIN: 1G1FP21S7K
car will start jumping starter terminals but will not start with key, no power at starter terminals, ignition switch is working properly, i cannot find the starter enable relay for the life of me. seems like a bad relay or vats problem, which i am good at fixi...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L all gauges VIN: 1GCHC33F8R
Truck blows the 20amp fuse for the gauges as soon as it is pluged in. All lights work and customer says all the warning lights work (glow plugs, Brake light,etc)just the gauges are inop.I have traced the pink and black power wire from the fuse block to the clu...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Break Pedel VIN: 1GNEK13R7T
I receintly had to panic stop but could not and took the ditch which forced me to take one more look at it! Once again all new parts. Master cylinder, calipers, rotors,ceramic pads, rear wheel cylinders, shoes and drums! I blead every thing,Adjuster the rear a...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L serpentine belt VIN: 1GLEC14R8V
The customer says that the noise is gone for a few days everytime a new part is put on but it starts up again soon.I looked at pulley alignment and all appears to be right. All pulleys turn freely but the squeal just keeps coming back. I dont want to keep thro...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No shift VIN: 1GNDX03E6W
Hello fellow Techs This is my WIFES van (Oh the grief!)But we won't go there. The trans is stuck in first gear,when I go it will cut out at 40 kms into nuetral then cut in at 30kms but always in first gear.If I manually select 3 or 2 gear I can keep driving in...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Transmission VIN: 1GCFG15ROX
Hello group, This van will sometimes jump out of Drive into Neutral between 45-70 mph. Transmission operates normally otherwise and the fluid level is OK. Scanned for codes and had a P0430 history code [Low cat.converter efficiency bank 2] Hoping someone may h...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J01
Hi Folks, This is a head scratcher for you. This car came to us 10 days ago from another shop. The car cuts out at 65mph or higher after 2 or 3 miles and sets a p0101 maf code. The other shop replaced the ecm, maf, crank sensors and ign module. We check codes ... Trouble codes: P0101
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M41
Please help me! van came in from a side of the road car lot where one of their guys replaced the following to get rid of #4 cylinder misfiring. plugs,wires,#4 fuel injector from advaced auto, fuel filter, and the cam sensor. When I got it the distributor was... Trouble codes: P0300, P1381, U1041
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK52842
hi guys, thanks in advance for your help. this car came to me with code p0446 evap vent control. i have no diagnostic info on this car. i did the easy stuff. checked power and grounds all ok. the customer told me that the light came on the first time when tank... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap emission vent control)
1987 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B7GN14M24
Thanks for the help i know its older then what were used to working on but maybe someone out there might remember this older computer controled systems , Its driving me nuts changed coil didnt help runs good but has a surge or miss at 40-45 , always ,changed f...
1998 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Engine/Trans VIN: 4B3AU52N6W
The problem with this vehicle is a noise. Engine must be up to operating temp, in drive or reverse, vehicle stationary (blocked wheels & holding brake), no throttle application. (for example waiting at a red light) From the rear of the engine, there is a sound...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46ROX
Had to move the car started it 20 times but got it to move. Two days later went to drive it in and the battery was dead. Jump started the car it started right up and I drove it into shop. It was missing on a couble of cylinders. So I pull the connector off of ...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L ABS modulator valve or brake booster VIN: 1B3EJ56H5Y
Hello all, I am a high school auto teacher who is quickly loosing the confidence of my class. The problem that we are adressing in class are spongy brakes. The wierd thing is the fluid appears to get sucked back up into the bleeder valve (especially on the fro...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2B4GP74LX2
When the engine is shut off, there is a whirring noise under hood - found noise coming from inside alternator as you can watch the internal fan winding down - alternator is not noisey when engine is running Is this normal, or a sign alternator is failing? Than...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30F5T
Engine lost power,could only go 10 MPH. Now it cranks ,makes lot of smoke but will not run. It did the same thing ten months ago and dealer replaced IDM. It has over the 12k miles so they will not warranty it and want 900.00 for another one. NAPA says they can...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPS2422W
originaly had like a hiccup on acceland cam code cust replacedcam sensor no change (cust is an old coworker ie.auto tech).then it was parked for a few months.when it was restarted it also had mass air code and wouldnt accel at all .i checked with vantage air f... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor circuit), 102 (mass air flow)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L pinging /lack power VIN: 1FTRW07W01
replace motor with ford reman. 6 months ago.customer never had a excessive pinging problem before.after replacing the motor the cutomer brought the truck back with the complaints of intermitant excessive pinging and mil light on.had po325 stored(knock sensor).... Trouble codes: P0325
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L courtesy lamps VIN: 1FMDU74EX2
thank you to all ahead of time for your help, what i have is courtesy lamps staying on after truck is shut off.pid on snap-on scanner shows l/f door ajar,but only with the key in off position.it shows closed and switches to open,but will not show closed again...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Vehicle comes into shop with complaint of oil leak @ right front of engine. visual inspection reveals bad radiator cap, leaking onto air induction hose. Although leaking liquid appears to be diesel fuel/coolant mixture.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L instrument panel VIN: 1FTSW21P75
I'm posting for a friend at a body shop. They replaced the plastic lens covering the instruments and a week later it came back with a crack again. Long story short they have replaced it three times and each time it returns cracked. He say's they are careful th...
1997 GMC Vandura P3500 5.7L no power assist at times at idle VIN: 1GDHG31R6V
the brakes and power assist work somtimes for a few days and then with no notice all assist quits at idle, reve engine up and get some assist came back in and we replaced the pump actuator valve on rear of pump and nothing changed
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Starting VIN: 1GTCS1442W
vehicle was towed in no start. had no power to the solenoid. did not spend much time on this since it was a saturday. came in on monday started checking a few things and found that the head lights would not come on with the key on. the dash lights for the gear...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L heater VIN: 1GKCT18WXW
Customer complains that with the temperature control knob is set at cold and the mode position set on heat. That he has warm air coming out of the heat duct. Have checked temperature with a thermometer at heat duct with temp set on full hot, 160+ degrees. Chec...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 8.1L battery VIN: 1GTHK23G63
Our customer has had a continuous drain on this truck. If left sitting for 1 to 1 1/2 weeks it will be dead and not start w/o jump or charging. He replaced the battery and problem has continued w/ new battery. Drain on the system is high at approx 245 milliamp...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1HGCM66513
I replaced the timing belt on this car and I never opened the P/S system. I did let some fluid pour out of the resivior. I refilled it and bled it by starting the car and turning the wheel all the way one way and then turning off the car and letting it sit fo...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Charging VIN: KMHFU45E42
Car originally came in because all dashboard lights were illuminated, alternator was charging at 18 volts, so we replaced alternator. now everything else is operating ok (as far as I can tell) except battery bulb check is very intermittent, and alternator not ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W41
Vehicle came to our shop,customer stated that it needed 02 sensors but didn't know which one.Scan test showed codes for both pre 02 sensors;lean and rich.Had problems with scanner;no communicatin.Several attempts changing settings finally retrieved codes.02's ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P0174, P0175
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks In Advance- This car has a complaint of a very intermittant stall, with an immediate restart, has no codes and no other symptoms that occur when driving normally. Any common causes or ideas? Jason [...]
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L 1-2, 3-4 upshift VIN: SAJKX604XX
Prior to delivering this vehicle to the owner, I had a gold certified Jaguar mechnic look over everything. He did a final adjustment to the trans cable due to a P1772 code. Drove the car for 2 miles. Jagman noticed the shifty trans and said that it was an adap...
1983 Jeep CJ7 4.2L No Start VIN: 1JCCN87E4D
Thanks in advance for any help. Thsi one has me stumped. I haveno spark while cranking, will spark intermittenly when first start cranking or when key is turned off. Motro was just replaced, I feel that I have missed something when reassembling. Can you help m...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L interior lights
Hello group,I have this 1996 grand cherokee with interior lights staying on after vehicle is shut off.The lights do go out when engine is started.I checked archives and found TSB on rear hatch switch corrosion.I removed rear hatch switch and checked it out OK....
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L parking lamps brake lamps VIN: 1J4FA49SXY
Vehicle came in with no parking lights , dash lights , or stop lights , i checked all fuses they checked out ok. While playing with the headlight switch i noticed the parking lights and the dash lights came on . I suspected a bad headlight switch . Installed a...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72312
I have a repeat P0440, what I would like to know is how the evap system works on this Kia sportage and if there are any comment problems with the evap system or what would cause a P0440 code.,replaced CCV, check out for broken lines and gas cap ( factory origi... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap)
1988 Mazda 929 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JM1HC2219J
The vehicle came in on a tow dolly with the drive line installed. The engine did not run and was partially disassembled. The car had not run in over two years. Customer wanted it to run. The timing belt was damaged and the transmission was damaged due to towin...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31A5P
1993 Mazda MX-6 4 cylinder 2.0L Cold Start Problem Engine is very hard to start cold. Very difficult to start and dies immediately. Will not accelerate at all when problem occurs One curious thing, KOEO the cooling fan comes on When engine is stone cold. leave...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag light VIN: JM1NA351XP
This car came in for checking air bag light flashing. It is flashing 10 times sequence, but I do not know what it means. How do I correct it? Car has no driveablity problem. All fuses are good. Thanks in advanced. Charles.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L rear ride hight VIN: WDBCA39EMA
Hello MB fans. The rear suspension on this car keeps going up to full high. I have adjusted the height from the adjuster on rear sway bar 2 times. Drove it around the block and it was ok. After a couple of hours the car is back to sitting very high in rear and...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Air Bag System VIN: WDBRF61J71
Hello Iatn members, I'm working on this vehicle with srs code B1041. I can not find any information of all the resources I used. Can any European technician elaborate what this code mean? Any help with this code, I would very appreciate.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E01
I have a Evap code P0455(gross leak) on this ML430 and have hit a dead end. System is tight, purge and vent valves opening and closing(sealing also). My questions are... What voltages should I see at the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor at 25 mbar,pressure released(g... Trouble codes: P0455
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Rear Alignment VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Vehicle came in for poor tire wear RR. Shake down suspension, nothing loose. All joints feel fine. Sombody replaced the right rear upper controll arm around four years ago. Measure the alighnment, specs are given in proper the field below. The tire was clearly...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L ABS Accumulator? VIN: JA4MW31R31
This Montero makes a series of squeaking noises that comes from the ABS accumulator under the hood. There is a service bulletin that addresses this problem, but the bulletin says to change the accumulator only if there is NOT a pink paint makr on the accumulat...
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L speed sensor VIN: 1G3GR64H12
we have this aurora that is setting code po716 input turbine sensor ckt out of range - happens around 45mph about once a week - we replaced sensor - vehicle came back and replaced sensor again - took to chevrolet after light came back on again and they said th...
1991 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE54D9M
engine runs rich, computer goes into closed loop and compensates causing a lean misfire. ect, fuel pressure (39+ psi), vacuum, compression (165+ psi) all normal, filters are clean. cylinder #1 plug consistently black. swapped #1 and #2 injectors and #1 plug st...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ5215S
I'll preface this by saying my good driveability tech has retired and driveability is not my new tech's strong point. This car came in /w intermittent MIL on. Sometimes comes on immediately, sometimes comes on after 15-20 minutes of driving. Has code p1640 st... Trouble codes: P1640 (quad drive 1 circuit)
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No performance issues VIN: 1GWP12K1XF
This vehicle makes a noise, sounds like a bad drive belt pulley bearing. The vehicle came in a few months ago with a rusty colored dust all around the tensioner pulley. We reccomended that the tensioner pulley be replaced, the customer declined the repair at t...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NF52T11
This car came into the shop late this afternoon. I haven't checked out much, but this is what I have checked out so far. No service engine light, idle rpm's. 1350 rpms, the LT Trim is -10, TPV is .50. IAC position is 54 counts. Which I replaced, the idle came ... Trouble codes: N/A
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L electrical VIN: YS3FB49S93
Car came in with no crank/start problem. Diagnosed as starter, replaced starter and started fine several times. Parked car and went to start later, two clicks from starter and no crank. Replaced battery and started fine several times again. Now it sometimes cl...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HJ85J6V
How are you guys doing? First of all I am not a Toyota mechanic, and any type of help will be appreciated from all of you. The problem with this Toyota Landcruiser started all of the sudden with no warning signs. It has a misfire on all cylinders but # 5 and #... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cylinder 1), 302 (misfire cylinder2), 303 (misfire cylinder 3), 304 (misfire cylinder 4), 305 (misfire cylinder 5), 306 (misfire cylinder 6)
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1W
I have tested the heater circuit and the operation all looks well the light will stay off but she says it will come back on whenever any suggestions ? I suspect wiring Trouble codes: P1135
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Pads VIN: JT3GN86R7Y
The grinding and shaking are gone! But the truck requires high pedal pressure and just does not stop well. The pedal feels good, but is too hard. Toyota provides guidelines for the power brake booster; it seems to behave as predicted. I feel that either the po...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Parking Pawl VIN: 1NXBR12E51
I've got a problem with this Corolla's parking pawl not engaging. The car came in with a drivers side axle dislodged from the transaxle. The customer stated he replaced the axle himself because of a noise in that area. I pulled the axle out of the vehicle and ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA29M5Y
This Jetta has me on the ropes and it seems like such a cut and dry issue, but the more I get into it the worse it seems. I keep getting misfire codes on #2 and 3, it also looks like the car is running lean, but when you start it cold you get smoke like it's r... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M52
This Volks has a very short glow plug light (under 2secs) and a lumpy idle when cold. I tried a new ECT sensor because when unplugged, I got a nice long glow. No change though. Next checked glow plugs and found that one plug was bad. We replaced all four. This...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Traction, ABS, Brake light VIN: YV1SW61R72
Brake, ABS, traction, and check engine lights are on. Replaced known problem: brake pedal position sensor and drove vehicle and light did not return. Car has not returned to shop yet, but customer called me and said lights were back on. Trying to get some info...

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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA4666K
the no start was a cranks and won't start,after checking the code 4,which is a crank signal,i connected spark tester and noid [...] to engine,the car had both and still a no start,i then sprayed carb and choke spray into the intake on crank and the car would r... Trouble codes: 4 (crank angle sensor).
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L blower motor VIN: WBADN534XY
all you guys hit the nail on the head. yes it was the resistor and it is fixed and the customer is happy. thanks for the help Dan
1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4NV54N8P
i got some good replies for this, sadly nothing panned out. i checked everything applicable for this car, i then rechecked everything again. it did come in with the wrong balancer on it, it has a 1x, 3x, it should have a 3x, 18x. we did order the right bal...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD54Y12
Hi guys, Sorry its took so long to get back to ya, been pretty busy at the shop and at home. Ok, EVERYONE was right. I dropped the entire cradle down and it was so easy I kept expecting something to go wrong. I mean this was simple. Hell I'm ready for anot...
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs system VIN: 1GNE19WGNB
Well this one got away with out being completly fixed It started of with abs light on and codes in system for internal switchs for ehcu # 62 & # 63 checked and cleaned ground inspected wiring harness cleared codes and retested codes came back okay simple deter...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T1P
Thanks so much for your help input. I had already checked the grounds at the computer but not the sensor grounds at the sensors. So I went back and checked all the grounds,power circuits,reference voltage,& sensor returns all the way back to the PCM. Everythin... Trouble codes: 43 (esc problem), 53 (voltage high), 23 (iat low), 25 (iat high), 21, 22 (tps low high), 86 (internal ecm problem a/d error).
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
I inspected inlet hose and did not find a leak I suspected injector problem from that point, but customer chose not too continue testing. Thanks for everyones help I was hoping customer would change his mind but he did'nt. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Air Bag Clock Spring VIN: 3G1JG5247Y
I did not fix this car Had 3 replys the noise is from the clock spring in most cases but also combination switch and covers fixs would be replace clockspring but the noise could return , try very sparing lube to that the way it is. Thanks Mike
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCJK33162
i'm calling this vehicle fixed but i don't know for sure. this has been a good learning experience for me and, thanks to the great responses from the iatn and a very patient customer, i got some schooling on this one. most of the replies mentioned leaking fuel... Trouble codes: 0087 (fuel rail pressure low while high pressure commanded).
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cabin air filter VIN: 2G1WF55E12
sorry i left this open for so long been very busy. jessie from louissianna was right . The right cowl was warped. Thanks to everyone who has replied.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNEK13V74
I recieved a majority of imput which centered on the fuel system. I checked the fuel at the return line after about 3 hours of idling and it was warm and had alot of air in it. I really didn't have a solution to offer them so let them have it back
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3C4FY48B54
I would like to say thank you for all of the replies. Neal you were right the cooling fans were not working. So, I checked them and found that they were getting power. I replaced the fan assembly and the problem went away. Thanks again for all of the replies.
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L transmission VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
Thanks to all for the ideas on this one.We check the things mentioned and didn`t have any change.We ended up changing out the transmission under warranty and the problem is gone.26 years in business and never had a shuttler like this one before.The customer wa...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KF23W2Y
Thanks to all who responded, and sorry for the delay in closing this, I just wanted to be sure of the fix, and to do that had to try a couple cold starts... The fix turned out to be a bad IAC motor. Somehow the motor was working and reported the demanded posit...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L service 4wd VIN: 1B7GL2AN21
A big thanks to all that responded. Two people hit the nail on the head with TSB 08-032-00A for a replacement HVAC unit. The number has been superceded 7 times already since the TSB. Part was in dealer stock so we got it in today and all is well again. Not b...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Engine oiling VIN: 4E3AK44Y3S
Thanks to all for the replies, I will now apologize for posting this one before I had the car in my shop. When we got the car on the lift it was obvious that the head gasket was on backwards, causing all the problems. We pulled the head and replaced with a new...
1970 Ford Thunderbird 429CID Pump pressure VIN: F0Y84N1216
Hi! Well due to lack of options we took all the lines off, blew them out, had a line made for the pressure section between the steering box and the wiper motor, it was made of 1500 P.S.I. hose and had compression fittings on the end. We alos got another pump a...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15T0L
This post isn't going to be much help because the trucks started for no apperant reason and has been starting for 6 days now.
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU9N
First of all thanks guys, I really appreciate those of you who took the time to respond to my post. Got a lot of great suggestions, however Micheal from Louisiana hit the nail on the head. We did every thing to try and fix this truck, Micheal said to check for...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L parking brake VIN: 1FTCR10A2V
One of the three suggestions given to me to consider was to replace the switch attatched to the parking brake coiled spring mechanism. This did the trick. No ABS light when the parking brake is applied. Thank you all for your assistance.
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6535V
Thanks to those of you that responded. We could not determine definitively if flexplate was broken the old fashioned way, however we did get ahold of a procedure that yielded a definite answer of 'not broken' (or at least not misaligned) Here it is: Remove cra...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6636X
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions, it turns out it was the wheel bearing after all, but not in the way I thought. The noise was caused by the wheel bearing shifting in the knuckle. On this car the wheel bearing is held on both sides by snap rings, and t...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Communication VIN: 2GTFK29S9S
I am sorry to say that I have wasted your time and mine. The next morning, my boss turned this truck over to another tech in our shop. Guess he thought I couldn't handle it. I myself thought it was a scanner issue. None the less, I think the tech threw a fuel ...
2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A9Y
Thanks for all the great support on this problem. After reading your replies, I provided the customer with an estimate for replacing all the coils. He compared that to an estimate from the local dealer which was lower. I'll be straight; after being in this bus... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition fault).
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L and light on VIN: JNKCA31A01
thank you for your advise. i use a lab scope and you were right i could seem a differnce in the pattern. i replace the rear speed sensor and lights are off after test drive.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SZCK58W5X
thanks to all egr code was simple ive seen it 100 times ports were clogged. the 1640 was my concern i did not have any circuit descriptions or wiring diagrams that showed what was controlled by this quad. turns out that iac motor was sticking. all was caused b... Trouble codes: P1640, P0401.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L starting//air bag VIN: 1J4GW68N0X
i did go ahead and install a clock spring and it took care of the airbag light // the dealer did scan it and said it was drivers side squid circut and they agreed with me to install a clock spring// but the starting problem is so intermit that it will need to ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: SALTL1542Y
The fuse box did the trick. alldata wireing is vague and hard to read for land rovers and with the coast of this fuse box I wanted to be sure. also when I called the dealer back to order the part they wanted the vin and the price went up a hundred dollers. Tha...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L valve timing VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
Cylinder leak test found leaks at head gasket, intake and exhaust valves,and rings.My students and I improvised a leak tester this morning.The owner wants to donate the vehical to the program for training purposes. WOW !!! Thanks for all of the help gentlemen.
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM3LW28GX1
Thanks to Chris [...] and Kenneth for their response.The problem is a design flaw,the injectors cleans the top of your valve with the fuel as the car works but with the imrc system the injector is just cleaning one of the two valves, the other one never gets cle...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W03
Two of the replies hit on something we did not think of, contaminated oil with excess fuel. Good thought but oil is okay. Vehicle has been at dealer for two weeks, still has no. 6 cylinder miss and bank two lean. Last time I talked to dealer they call in an fa... Trouble codes: P0175, P0306.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
removed maf sensor and cleaned. all short terms and long term trims came down to normal Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system too lean bank 2).
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3HN52K7S
Thank you for all the help. There were two problems. The first problem was when the machine shop did the head work they did not put a plug back in on the top center of right head which was causing it to have a vacuum leak. I put in another plug and now I even ...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L rear bk/abs VIN: 1G2JB12492
thanks to all who responded. the fix was the rear shoes and drums. david=nj, david=oh, and phil=min hit it on the head. the org shoes looked perfect and they where dry as a bone. when we removed the drums they where out of round so we replaced them, mainly bec...
2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L power slide door
Sorry for this late response. I finally got TSB B0035-00 and follow a procedure to re-initialize the ECU but nothing change, ALLDATA suggest to replace ECU. I already manually read code 1-4 which pointing to ECU power area but a customer prefer to take the car...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63B5W
Thanks to all who replied. I got an overwhelming response confirming my thoughts that this was a situation that I would not be able to address properly without updating my scanner. I can't justify this expense for this rare instance and have chosen to refer th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Sorry it took me a bit to get back here. I have had computer issues. But as many as you said, it did end up just being the brake switch. It confuses me that the glow plug lamp would blink for the brake lamp circut, but hey, there is weirder things I have run i...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Air In System VIN: YV1RS59V64
Thanks for responding guys! Brought the car back, re-bled system with helper in the car (keeping light pressure on the pedal at all times per alldata). Followed alldata's l/f,r/f,l/r,r/r sequence...and the car still had a low pedal. Test drove car...not great....
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