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2000 Audi TT 1.8L electric windows VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Both the electric windows work but the one touch does not. The windows will roll up and down if you hold the button, but the way this system should work is touch the window button either up or down and the window should roll down completely. I have tried to ...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE6311R
This is one of the cars my boss has for sale in front of the shop. The lady just paid him for it and was ready to drive off when the battery was finished charging a bit. I walked in after lunch and saw that he had the car hooked up to the charger at the jumpin...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L wipers VIN: WBAGJ620X0
Have no go on wipers we have no open circuits at fuses 3 - 28 -55. Problem is I need to know where the relays and general module are as have no imformationn for further testing. Any help would be much appreciated
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Hello bmw techs, I have this 740I here that I started diagnosing for a draw. I unhooked the battery and when I go to hook it back up the alarm goes off and I have no idea how to turn it off. I try locking unlocking the door, starting with key in ignition, and ...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGF8320W
hi gang intermittent klank noise,seems to come from the front left.all suspension parts look in perfect condition,all rubber parts look like new,no play and car drives straight.sometimes there is no noise at all,but it seems that after driving for a while the ...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
hey bmw guys, I could use some help. This car came in with a check engine light on and a code 18 stored. I cleared it ,test drove and found no problems. I gave it back to the customer. 2 days later it came back on with the same code. We decided to replace the ... Trouble codes: 18 (camshaft position sensor exaust)
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L information center VIN: WBABN33451
About 3 weeks ago we replaced steering angle sensor, attempted to calibrate sensor and our system would not work, also noticed that the headlight failure lights lit up and also right rear taillight failure lit up, we sent vehicle to dealer to calibrate angle s...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L lower control arm VIN: WBAET37492
Attn BMW techs. I have this 325 that has a pulsation in the steering wheel & front end when u first apply the brakes, if u continue to hold brakes it stops, I don't think it is the front rotors because it does not do it through out the whole braking period, on...
1997 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 1 gear VIN: ZG4WB52K4W
Only when cold does the trans slips on acceleration. Fluid level is ok. When fully warmed up trans shifts fine. Cleared code P0741 (retrieved with Snap on scanner) performed road test code comes back within 10 mins of driving. Alldata recommends replacing the ...
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L engine
the car still runs hot after operating for a short period. the radiator and thermostat have been replaced. i have checked for restrictions. the cooling fans operate properly but the air is cool. apparently i have a circulation problem. i have removed the water...
1979 Chevrolet K30 Cheyenne 5.7L Suspension/Steering VIN: CKL349B108
We are the fourth facility to look at this vehicle. Driving this vehicle btwn 15-35 mph- if you hit a bump, the steering wheel shakes violently. So much, that your hands will be removed from the wheel. You must come to a complete stop & start from there. Above...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1JC544XP
This car came in with #4 fuel injector leaking and rough idle. We installed A NAPA replacement injector and still had the rough idle and found it ran very choppy at cruise rpms. We proceeded to scope/scan engine. Patterns looked funky so we changed out spark p...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L wiring VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Good morning, I have a 1997 Blazer that came in with the complaint of "popcorn popping behind glove box, smoke, and a horrible smell". This has happened twice with the truck being driven directly to our shop after the second occurence. There was a burnt elect...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R3W
First post so I hope i've got everything right. Truck will intermittantly lope/surge at idle and sometimes at cruise. Seems to be worse when cold. MAP sensor voltage pid reads .2 at times then will jump up to .6, these conditions may happen at the same time or... Trouble codes: P0107
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGK29R1W
Hi every one thanks to all your help this P/u was towed in with a rough idleand misfire.Since I've had it it will not run It will .start run rough and die. Previous to this it had a misfire on cyl5,6,7,8 and no codes fuel pressure 60lbs cranking good spark cha...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Internal Lubrication VIN: 2GCEC19V3Y
Ok boys and girls, a real head scratcher here: Customer complained of engine noise and smoke from the tail pipe on initial cold start up. Both the smoke and noise goes away after 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Two other shops have told the customer the head gasket ...
2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Airbag Light VIN: 2C1MR5229Y
Air bag light on. Codes stored:B1016,B1018.B1021,B1022 & B1035. Used 2 ohm jumpers on both front bags and first 4 codes continue. Ohmed all wires from bag connectors to module test good. Data shows resistor values so it is reading the jumpers. Front sensor tes...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1456Y
We have a s10 pickup setting a p0340 code(cam sensor). The truck came in with a blown head gasket and cracked cylinder head. We sold and installed a Jasper engine, 2.2 liter. The code set after the engine installation. As best we can tell, the code was not on ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TX1
Vehicle has an intermitting misfire on cylinder #7. Replaced plugs and wires. Still had misfire #7 via scan tool readings. Replaced #7 coil, still had misfire. The only thing adnormal I can see about my scope pattern is a slightly high firing line on #7. The c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire detected)
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52451
Towed in by customer. They replaced the crank and cam sensors at least once, and I think more than once. Car turns over, no start most of the time. When I starts, it's fine with no problems. I get codes u1000 from all computers and u1016 from BCM. This points ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1016
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK24113
Hi To all: I have a customer with a duramax that starts hard warm. Starts ok hot and cold, But will crank over 4 or 5 times warm, as well as somtimes warm, will crank over for a minute or so before it starts. Low side of system has checked out ok, holds vacumn...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L trailer wiring VIN: 1GCHK24265
Truck has a factory installed trailer wiring--no power at TRAILER right brake light fuse at the driver's interior fuse block. Can anyone send me a complete wiring diagram of the trailer wiring.
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L anti-theft VIN: 1C3XY66R4M
Hey Guys, I have this vehicle that is causing me an upset stomach! It started when this low mileage, once a week usage vehicle had a loss of battery. My elderly customer had the car towed and after determining that the battery was failed another was installed...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L when a put in reverse the engine died, but VIN: 1B7HC16Y4R
can sambody help my. thanks!
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L backfire VIN: 2B6HB21Y3S
originally vehicle came in as hesitation and lack of power. found the exhaust plugged. after the exhaust installation the van ran excellent. kept it around the shop awhile to keep driving, and it was fine, cold or hot. when we gave it back to the customer, the...
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB21X8V
this truck cam in with chek engine light on p1391 present. it idles extemly poor we have checked ingition timing dist position looked at cmp and ckp sensors with a lab scope and every thing seems grate. not finding the prblem we installed a new cmp and ckp sen... Trouble codes: P1391
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC12Y9X
Hello, I sure need help on this one! Truck wouldn't stay running on its own, Mising badly, A lot of black smoke from tail pipe. Check eng light on, pulled plugs all where black, 3 plugs wet & black #5,7&6. Did an ohms test on all inj they all were 14.5 ohms, i... Trouble codes: P0205 (inj 5 control ckt fires improperly), P0206 (inj 6 control ckt fires improperly), P0207 (inj 7 control ckt fires impropery), P0500 (no vehicle speed signal)
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1B4HS28N4Y
Hello I have this dodge durango that the trans slips when shifting from 1st. to 2nd.and 2nd. to 3rd.Dropped pan fluid is clean no pieces in pan.Removed valve body ok.Replaced trans filter.Trans codes [...] presure high p1728 2c hydraulic ckt. p17...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Blower Resistor, Harness VIN: 1D4HD48NX5
Hi,all, customer brought vehicle in and stated that no air blows from A/C vents and when this happened also smelled burnt smell inside vehicle. I found blower motor resistor connector burnt in resistor and harness connector. Also there appears to be corrosion ...
1965 Ford mustang 200CID Misfire VIN: 5F08U18864
Just need to know if timing was set with the vacuum connected or not. The vacuum supply is threaded into carb and into distributor. The specs from alldata show 12 deg. but no indication of advance connected or not. This is a single diaphragm advance unit. Ther...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FALP4045S
Car came in idleing at 3000rpm. Check IAC, IAT AND MAF. Found when the MAF was unplugged car would idle at 600-750 rpm but would stumble. When MAF is plugged back in idle increases to 3000 rpm. When I spray brake cleaner down the intake snorkel the rpm decreas...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Cruise and Horn VIN: 1FTEX14NOS
Have here a 1995 F150, came in with horn and cruise control not functioning. Boss ordered clockspring and we replaced with new. Checked all fuses and relays. Noticed in the wiring diagrams that the horn and cruise share the same ground. Manually grounding Cr...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L alt. fuse VIN: 2FTDF182XU
I need some help from ford techs. This 1997 f150 keeps blowing the 175amp mega fuse. This feeds the alternator so thie first time it blew, we changed the alt. It has blown twice since that. It takes 2-3 weeeks for the fuse the to blow. The wire from the fuse t...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP6532V
this ones crazy. slight rear brake vibration, just enought to be a bother. we've replaced hubs, spindles, tires, wheel cylinders, shoes, brake hardware and we're on the 6th set of drums. spent alot of time on this one any ideas out there? thanks
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L T/Case VIN: 1FMZU34X1W
Hey guys, not sure what I got. Truck came in with t/case that was engaged most of the time. Customer said unit has been worked on twice before by a friend. Jumping and bucking badly on sharp turns. Shift knob set to A4WD. Unplugged electrical to t/case to chec...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Safety VIN: 1FMZU34X5X
airbag light come on. found code 1998; pass side air bag circuit. cleared codes and then started engine and banged on the glove box and air bag panel and the light came right on.something loose perhaps. Anybody seen this? I could sure use some pinpointing befo...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U61
HEY This car has been racking my brain. It came in as a no start and the customer had replaced the starter and battery. Found that could not communicate with pcm through aldl connector. Figured out that trans range switch was at fault. Replaced switch and car ...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cabin air filter VIN: 1FAFP53U52
This is my personal car But I was looking to help some other techs. Had a rainwater leak into the climate control blower case (leaked worse in a light rain). After chasing possible windshield leaks (none) I was able to determine that under a light rain the wat...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery light VIN: 2FAP71W13X
car was brought in and and had battery light on and voltage going up and down ranging from 13.5 volts to 16.2 volts. replaced alternator and battery light would stay off for about 1 min. then will come back on. upon futher inspection found that the 3 wire plug...
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L air bags VIN: 2C1MR5293T
air bag on passenger side is missing. air bag light is on. #1 will drivers side still work if this one is not replaced? #2 can i test crash sensors etc. to make sure a new airbag will not deploy when installed. our modis scanner does not have airbag info for t...
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Misfire, lack of power VIN: 1GKEK13T61
Customer dropped vehicle off stated vehicle had no power.I checked for codes no codes present scanned data showed vehicle was missing on all cylinders intermittently but not enough to cause a code.Checked spark plugs and are ok,test drove vehicle and is very s...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d light stays on VIN: 1HGCB7274N
same as below I have replaced many of them with no problems until now
1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L alarm/horn VIN: JHMRA1866V
Hi, This van is driving us nuts. Customer stated that about year ago the locks starting going up and down while driving (not doing that now). They decided to bring it in when the horn started making short beeps while driving. We could get it to beep by tapping...
2000 Isuzu F FVR 7.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G7M7C133Y
Truck runs well during the first 20 min operation, after that time when engine is at normal operating temp and when is under high load (more than 50% APP), the MIL comes on and code 0226 comes active, if I turn ignition OFF, and let truck idling code clears; b... Trouble codes: 0226 (Pump no Transfer or P/L operator)
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L starting VIN: SALPV1440X
this rover came in as a crank no start. using auto logic i scanned computers and found a code for alarm fault. found settings in becm to be wrong reset all settings still no start put a becm in no it will hold settings and start if you leave the key on for 5 m...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH28F4W
This is a car that came from another shop to us with a crank no start. The came into their shop for a noise. They heard no noise but replaced the timing belt for mileage and maint. reasons. After they got done with timing belt, The car started and ran for abou...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1LNCM81W6M
Hello Fellow Tech. I have this 91 Lincoln Town car with a customer complaint of veh feels like surging or slight miss at cruse and idle. Noticed in the shop there was no surge but a slightly rough idle. While driving at approx. 40- 55 mph veh has a slight mis...
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA2224V
This is a 97 Mazda Millenia S model with the nightmare Miller Cycle Engine. What is happening is when you drive it from when the vehicle is cold, it drives good for about 6 miles. Then, when you are driving at cruise speed, it drives fine. But intermittently, ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L no run-start VIN: WDBEA51EXN
engine will not start-has no fuel; pressure or spark. tested and replaced over voltage relay-dist. cap and rotor. tested and checked ignition wires and plugs. ohm tested ok
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E0S
Need Help, Have access to StarTEK information, if you need to point me in right direction, Check Engine light on- no other symptoms, retreived- codes- 19 and 24 using X431 Launch Scanner, replace CKP sensor on trans bell housing, replaced MAF sensor- was worri... Trouble codes: 19 (DM module reporting- fuel circuit concern), 24 (DM module reporting- Crank sensor concern)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter ring gear VIN: WDBJG72F1V
let's see where do i start?? this vehicle came to our shop with a noise during crank. one of our techs called out a starter and installed it. customer took vehicle only to return with same complaint. found starter ring gear had some damaged teeth and one compl...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Charge Light
The charge light will flash on this vehicle ONLY while driving or engine RPM is above 1200-1500 and engine is at operating temp. It does not come on when car idles. The interior lights & radio display are also affected. There is technical service buletin from ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs module VIN: JN1CA31D81
Greetings to all.This nissan came to me from another shop with the abs light on and code 57 low voltage in memory.I scanned my data and found no voltage reading on data also i Found the left rear speed sensor reading 112mph at rest.The other speed sensors read...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L noise VIN: JI24EN571R
distributor very noisey on accel...I need to knw if there is a fix or do I need to replace the complete unit...thanks in advance...
1994 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GHDT13W8R
this vehicle came in with the complaint of no power and stalling. scanner data stream showed no tps response. examination showed the incorrect tps (turned the opposite direction necessary). we replaced the tps and all was well. the vehicle came back with compl...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L cooling system VIN: 1G3WH52H3Y
car came in for a noise when cruising @ 50-55. found the noise was suging hoses like a boiling cooling system. when this happenes gauge goes up to about 5/8's. also when this occurs lower hose is cool, which is engine output, and upper is hot. acted like head ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L catalyst monitor VIN: 1G2NE12T3T
hello everyone , hope you can direct us to a repair or info on how to determine a solution to a catalyst monitor that wont run . vehicle came in with 4 codes , rear o2 slow, cat low efficiency, knock sensor activity , rich bank 1, weve got it all repaired and ... Trouble codes: P0420, P0172, P0325, P0139
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L heat VIN: 1G2HZ52K6X
car came in not running.found wet plugs changed upper intake.car runs has no heat.not up to opper. temp.found no thermostat so put 1 in. still no heat.have good temp. at heater hoses.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ABS / TRAC Control VIN: 1G2WP52K6X
Car came in with intermitten ABS light coming on. C0041 code stored in memory. Replaced RF wheel bearing and speed sensor. Light will still come on and abs will activate but only when making a right hand turn that requires some braking. It will never act up wi...
1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L driver's input on steering wheel to stay in the l VIN: WPOJB0920J
Hello fellow technician's I have a problem child porsche 928s4 on my hands. This car has "torque steer" under acceleration it turns one way and on decelleration turns the other way. I have to turn the wheel to keep the car in the lane. I have taken a quick loo...

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1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGC42020
Fellow Techs Only one reply to this problem but was very helpful.We had 2 problems one was camber switch which we diagnosed with help from Stephen in Alabama who said to disconect camber switch lever from control arm and lock in central position and test car...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4329R
Well the nightmare is over. This car was fixed with a used ECU (DME). Installed a good used DME ($250.00 wholesale)from Weber Brothers [...]). Car fired right up ! Now, one last problem that is unrelated. The fan which cools the DME runs constantly. ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBAAM5345Y
kerry got it right on the head a a T.S.B. replaced valve body on trans, code 55 5th gear isue. when test drove it would show 5th gear stuck even when come to a stop. we just replaced the whole trans with a reman. cheaper than a new valve body. thanks to all th...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply on this caddie, The fix was to sent this to the dealer for a recode on the air bag and also on the crank relearn. The reason the system went down the first time was because the battery was unhooked and this i... Trouble codes: B1001 (Option configuration error), P1336 (CKP system variation not learned).
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L drivers seat VIN: 1G6KF57991
Thanks for the replies. 1 about wiring getting pinched is my guess. customer said that dealer was going to look at problem, because they put in the seat heaters. if not fixed at dealer (2 weeks ago) we will see it back. Thank you Ken
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GTDC14K9K
Before i go any futher i want to thank each and every one of the techs that replied to my s o s. First we checked and cleaned all grounds. Then after checking voltage at the fuel pump and looking for dents in the gas tank, we pulled the gas tank and checked fo...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L heater VIN: 2GCEK19K9M
The problem existed after a co-worker replaced the intake manifold on his truck and installed a new aftermarket heater hose connector on the new intake. The original problem was a gurgling noise from the heater core, despite several attempts at bleeding the co...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L all gauges VIN: 1GCHC33F8R
Hey guys thanks for all the help, I found a couple of shorted wires in the main harness somone who had worked on the truck before had the harness resting on the exhaust mainifold and of course it burned though and shorted out, the wire that caused the problem ...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GNDU06DXR
Fix for the vehicle was (correctly suggested by two techs) the ignition module. The connections to the ignition module to be more exact. The connectors were deteriorating, had to crimp them tighter and since then, all is well. Other suggestions that didn't app...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Ignition VIN: 1GNEK13R5W
Thanks for the replies. This was a classic case of overlooking the basics. The problem was in fact poor connection at batt. Positive terminals-although it look great, it wasn't making contact-sometimes. What threw me was that bumping gear selector or steering ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E3Y
The 3 replies that I received mostly told me to check things that I had already done and posted in the initial complaint. I decided to see if it was ignition or fuel that was causing the cylinders to miss. I put the Modis on and watched the scope. The secondar...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
The customer and his wife decided that they had enough problems with this truck and are trading it off. He made it sound like it was a money pit since it was new. Other things we tried to cure it was reindexing the converter, checking crankshaft end play, and ...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1NE52J7Y
after recieving many good ideas, i got the car back in today and checked the misfire data found that the #5 cly was missing. checked the wires was ok removed the plug found that the porcelin was cracked on the plug. replaced the plug and the wires due to milea...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L rotors VIN: 2GCEC19V92
I don't want to be misleading since I had allready fixed this vehicle by performing the necessary brake service before I left this posting. I sincerely appreciate everyones input and I do agree that the brakes performed wonderfully on this vehicle for the mile...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Security light VIN: 2G1WH55K33
Thanks to All who took the Time, Everybody seems to agree the bcm is At fault,It seems this one will be going to the dealer since i was told I will Need A tech two to complete the job. Thanks again for all The help
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L drive belt VIN: 2B4GP24R1X
this carvan is fixed thanks to all replies. we used a lazer line up tool for the pulleys to find the p/s pulley was off about 1/8th inch after fixing this all is well thank u very much for your support
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L ABS modulator valve or brake booster VIN: 1B3EJ56H5Y
A gentleman who offered help hit it on the head. I had a special student hold the brakes for me during the bleeding process who tried, but failed to hold the brakes properly. Very eager and I thought it would be a good job for him. Anyhow, panic stopped the ve...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y21
thank you for the helpful responses. turns out the pcm was at fault. couldnt get one from dodge because they are on a national backorder. sent this one out to hopefully be repaired. thanks again. Trouble codes: P1687.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, intermittent no strt VIN: 3D7KU28C54
this vehicle went to the dealer for warranty fix. this vehicle was not equipped with an intank fuel lift pump. was setting a code for lift pump. dealer is repairing by installing a lift pump in the tank. thank you for all the responses. Trouble codes: P0628 (low voltage detected at lift pump).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N1S
sorry this took so long-had to wait till cust.could bring back.mike from michigan was right on and jim from georgia was also on the right track.replies were-rodent damage to wire harness,bad iac,ect in range failure,ect. after reading mike's reply i knew i had... Trouble codes: 171 (system at lean limit), 173 (system at rich limit).
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FALP52UXT
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. After talking to customer I found out that this car has been doing this for over a year!! It was his son's car that was given to him and it was shifting hard 1-2 while his son had it. He now wants to sell it b...
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L battery VIN: 1FALP47V1T
Finally!!!fixed.Thanks Cris from Minnesota,you set me on the right track with the audio system. turned out to be the mach 460 audio system left rear amp pulling the juice out of the battery.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1131X
Well, after about 30 hours, one final hotline call and 150 miles of driving, I can finally say it is fixed! I used a DVOM with a min-max feature to monitor all of the powers and grounds to the pcm. All readings were close to specs. I then cut the 2 wires from ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR1JV1X
Thank you all for the replies. I should have cut to the chase and bought a ford m.a.f sensor that came with a housing. I spent an extra day testing. I couldn't get it threw my thick head that it could be the aftermarket sensor because of the data i kept seeing... Trouble codes: 1101 (Mass air flow out of range).
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNE242XX
thanks for all the replies.the bi-fuel set-up on this vehicle had caused the fuel injectors to varnash really bad , replacment of all injectors fix the problem. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lean).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTRX18W01
Thanks for the help on this one. We found the missfire data in mode $06,test $53. We had to clear the memory and add 10 gallons of fuel to get the missfire counter to run. There were not enough misses to CODE but I was able to see #6 had missed 647 times. Pull...
2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04104
thanks to all whom took time to read and respond. gotta love these intermittant failures. we never could get the car to act up while testing and smoke tested proved there to be no leaks. we had already thrown the vent valve dart and was not successful. a coupl...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1FMZK04175
Found the problema and in the end, thankfully, not out fault. The brake lever coming off the brake pedal was not aligned properly & not releasing pedal. The weak Ford system allows the pedal lever to go offline and keeps the pedal from returning 100%. Drov...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Shifter stuck in park intermittently VIN: 1GKCS13W6Y
First off thanks for those that offered help suggestions. It ended up being a two part fix the ignition switch was loosing voltage and the PNP switch and connector were damaged. Unfortunately I ended up way side tracked on this the pink wire is not involve...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 8.1L battery VIN: 1GTHK23G63
Thanks to all that replied. The customer informed us that the instrument cluster had been replaced at the beginning of the year by another local repair shop and that was when the problem seemed to start up. His previous problem was speedometer operation proble...
1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6346X
Thanks for all the help, The ecm turned out to be bad, the next morning when the temp was down to about 50 deg. the code would set and not clear (hard fault) I found if I warmed the ecm the code would clear and not return put ecm in the freezer and code would ... Trouble codes: P1607 (ecm Internal Circuit Problem.).
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L acceleration ping VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
Thanks for all your responses,the vehicle repair was a de defective knock sensor which to my surprise did not set a code. I also replaced coils and motovaced fuel injectors and fuel system vehicle ran much better. Thanks again for all your help.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L limp home mode VIN: SAJHD1045X
I gave this one back to the owner.After I cycled the traction control switch the problem never again reoccurred despite many road tests. I received 1 reply to test the brake switch which was ok. concensus leans to a problem in the throttle body. At $2100.00,...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX58S7T
Thanks for all the responses. Several recommended to replace the crank sensor, but my post had stated that I had already replaced both the crank and cam sensors with no change in the problem. Many stated that a timing chain with some stretch is the probable ca... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of cam or crank signal).
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S6W
The response was good, Thankyou. Many tech replied pcm harness issues, chafing, corrosion, poor connections, some said the pcm board can have problems internally. 2.5 still on data lines, no chafing harness, however vol drops occurs in charging system - one of... Trouble codes: 60 (or p1698 No trans bus message).
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Dash VIN: JT8BH68X3X
I received 3 replies hat off to David [...] told me to do a master reboot, witch is to discounect battery for a one minute with key out of ignition hook up battery start car wella dash lights thank all of you who replied.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L brakes VIN: JT6G10U9Y0
After replacing rear brakes with aftermarket parts.Customer drove car and said it felt better. Me and the customer decide to go with tonys sugestion to replace front brake and rotors with oe parts when the front brakes get a little more worn out. Thank you ton...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L climate control VIN: JM1TA221XS
Customer decided to wait until next spring to worry about a/c. Problem is most likely a bad a/c rpm sensor or slipping belt. Will post more info when car is fixed.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: WDBBA45A4B
thanks to all of the many replies- basically the timing chain was riding poorly in the worn gears causing the chain to jerk the dist drive back and forth. customer is deciding if he wants to repair correctly- extra thanks to ken- greg and crew
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3XA26K4L
Thank you everybody for your help. After checking everything out I decided to go ahead and replace the fuel distributor. The vehicle runs great now. I've never worked on these bosch mechanical fuel systems before now, I really appreciate all the help and I am ...
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