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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L Unknown VIN: WAUHC0447F
Vehicle smokes very badly on acceleration. We suspect turbo seals. Does any one know of a way to isolate or by pass oil to the turbo and dissable it? We don't know a lot about these turbo Audi's. Or can any one elaberate on what most commonly causes this condi...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L compresser VIN: 1W3X875765
hey guys have this audi. installed a cust supplied ac compresser last year. all was well till it started leaking. cust warr compresser on his own. new compresser has a slightly different casing but fit no problem. charged system with 700g of 134a. both high an...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L transmission VIN: WAUZZZ8H13
Hello, We have this Audi A4 Cabriolet V6 With Automatic Transmission. THe vehicle intermitantly loses reverse and has a flashing light on display.It also has code 17090 Transmission range sensor F125 inplausible signal loged in fault memory.Can anyone tell me...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Traction control system VIN: WBADD6324V
Hello bmw techs, I have this 528i with a traction control warning light, I have checked codes and the only code i get is bmw code 38 -Pre throttle valve control. The problem is i have no info regarding this dtc and i cannot get the vehicle to communicate in gl...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5338X
Thanks for you help in advance, Vehicle has 100k miles on it. The car came in originally for CEL, laundry list of items (belts, a/c noisy etc.) and service (inspection II). While doing service noticed oil had filled s/plug ports respective to the cylinders th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0300
1999 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF7337X
Vehicle came in with a code 253 shutoff valve vent system jammed closed(p0446 evap vent solenoid problem). Unable to locate any usefull diagnostic information on mitchell. We decided to replace both evap solenoids, the gas cap, reset the pcm, and let it go. Ve... Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed. Factory code.), P0446 (Evap vent solenoid problem. Generic code.)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6346X
Customer complains the SEL light came on recently, Has DTC P0491, P0492 for B1 and B2 secondary air system failure. Freeze frame 680 RPM 100f, 0MPH, 2.7% load, LTFT 1 +9.4%, LTFT 2 +5.5%, STFT 1 -8.6%, STFT 2 -8.6%. Suspect Probable secondary air pump fail... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hi, I have this bmw that is driving me crazy, 3 days ago I got this car with evap small leak and large leak codes as well as secondary injection low flow codes. So we repaired evap problem with new fuel cap, secondary air injection was also repaired due to rup...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAZ33483
I don't know if I'm blind, stupid or crazy! I have changed dozens of BMW fuel pumps [haven't we all] the past few yrs, but this one has me going...This 2003 325I fuel pump access is nothing like I've seen before! SmallData gives pics and instructions that look...
1991 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54C8M
hello to all; thanks in advance for this simple problem giving me a headache. has cam sensor code 41 upon start up. runs great, no driving issues, replaced everything!! cam sensor, ignition module, computer, prom, tested wiring to pcm. followed test steps; tak... Trouble codes: 41 (NO CAM REFERENCE signal)
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
This customer came in with this car and said he would be going down the road and the car would just start slowing down on its own and start popping and running bad.He said he could pull over and turn off the ignition for a few minutes and start it back and it ...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WO6VR542VR
Hi Guys, this 1997 Cadilac Catera with 3.0L , Customer concer Temp gauge goes almost to red, No anti-freeze leak, fans working fine, We check Alldata & there's a TSB for coolant temp sensor we install the update one, new thermostat & still running high, accord...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L sport track light .prndl lights VIN: W06VR54R21
customer states that the sport track light comes on. when the light comes on the prndl lights come on also .this happens intermittently,usually on the first start of the day and will not do it later in the day.if he cuts it off in the morning the light will go...
1976 Chevrolet K20 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: CKL246Z151
I have a miss on #3 cylider. Checked all of the basics.. ignition timing, compression, vacuum reading (is low, 10-14 inches at idle and 19-20 on cruise, the needles bounces on cruise,and bounces slightly more on idle). Discounted a burnt valve due to compressi...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L hard starting VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
Hello fellow techs, Had this Suburban come into the shop for hard starting after hot soaking. I have tested for codes and none found. This vehicle will take up to 30 sec. to start after setting for more than 30 mins. after it is hot. When cold, it starts right...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WH55K71
Hi, folks. This vehicle has a very bad "chuggle" or "fishbite" sensation and RPM gauge fluctuates up and down just as torque converter clutch PWM begins in third and fourth gear. TSB #05-06-04-058 describes the symptoms exactly, so I replaced the TP sensor to ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L starter VIN: 1GNDS13S54
hello everyone, truck towed in, no crank. after fooling with some wiring and the remote key for awhile, was able to get started. could not get started again after we turned it off. fooled with the same wiring and remote and nothing. sometimes with key on the s...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNEK13T05
Hey Folks, Wondering if this CO327 is a common issue with these vehicles. What happens is the shift indicater switches light up with key on but all go out when running. Transfer case won't shift into any position. Obviously is in default 2WD since it moves ok....
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cuts out, looses power VIN: 2C3ED56F1R
Im looking for help on my 1994 Chryler LHS 3.5 After driving 8 miles it loose power and stalls .IT will not start,after one hour it will start. I replaced fuel filter fuel relay. Some days I have no trouble. Also it always start hard Hot or cold it takes a few...
1986 Dodge W250 5.9L Starting VIN: 1B7KW24WOG
hi all. this truck cranks fast but wont start.happens very intermittently.the truck is carbureted.visually all checks good.most of the time truck starts immediately and runs good.there is no drivability problem.any thoughts? thanks
1989 Dodge Daytona 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3XG24K5K
Hello techs, I've got an old Daytona that's eating my lunch. Came in with a severe hestitation on acceleration only when the engine is warm. It's so bad the vehicle won't pull at all on hills when the problem occurs. Knowing these 2.5 TBI injectors typically c...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4FP2533T
cuts out and restarts other times no start!
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP2539V
this is the secretary's car its a fill in. came in with mil code po302 fellow tech changed tune up parts . same thing then checked noid lite flashing so changed injector still the same . checked for vacuum leaks with 2+2 none found ,checked compression 150 lbs... Trouble codes: P0302
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...
1997 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3CS34T0M
Hello All I love this group. It is a great resource for those out of the ordinary problems. This talon came in on a chain with a no-start condition, no spark, no injector pulse, no power to ecu. The MFI relay is not getting grounded or seems that way. I can j...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14Y4U
This truck was brought in running poorly. Feels like it is running out of gas. Pressure was flucating badly initially we found return hose kinked at tank. This would not allow fuel pump resivoir to maintain a constant level. Repaired fuel line(just had to untw...
1996 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP67L8T
Hello fellows. I want to thank alll help ahead time. here is my problem . car came in with mil light on 3 codes leancode fixed braken vaccum hose. cat monitor code replaced catand a po401. now i replaced the dpfe cause it was the old metal .one which was corod... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L long crank VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
Thank you in advance for your attention to this plea for help! The testing we did to attempt to find the cause of repeated fuel pump failures is as follows. Voltage at the pump when running is 11.9V and have no voltage drop in ground path. In other words, ther...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Valve Lash Adjusters VIN: 1FMBU34E81
It's hitting on all six cyls. but way over fueling, vacuum only 8-10 in., will not idle (requires 1/3rd throttle to stay running, no codes, all sensors within parameters and no vacuum leaks. I did a leak down test to the cylinders just in case I bent valves fr...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L inst cluster/ no start VIN: 1FTRW07L32
intermittent no start (cranks ok). half the dash indicators stay lit when vehicle doesnt start and buzzing noise from flasher. originally had pats codes ( before cluster replacement). no codes but same symptoms. problem is very intermittent!!! a day or maybe 3...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45FX2
hi guys and gals, grab a fresh cup of coffee,this could get a little lengthy. this truck came in initially as a no start. another tech in the shop attempted to scan it and found no communication with the scanner, also no check engine light. he chased his tail ...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
hello all,had a jimmy towed to shop with no crank will turn over fine but no spark.first noticed the wrecker driver cant get vehicle out of park to roll off of wrecker.after checking it out when u turn key on there are no lights on in dash at all only thing th...
1999 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Peddle travel VIN: 1GTEK19R5X
This unit came in for routine service - Inspected unit and found brakes were bad all around - called customer and he approved work, all went well on friday and thought this was a done deal, Monday morning this truck is at my door step with complaints of low pe...
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L 4wd VIN: 1GTGK2448Y
hey guys i have this 2000 gmc that is in 4wd when you press 2wd button a grinding noise from transfer case and the 2wd button flashes.is this a common problem.it seems that the truck is stuck in 4wd.please help
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Rear Brakes
This is the 3rd time in the last 6 months that we have had to do major repairs to the rear brakes on this vehicle. In each case, the brakes on the rear will wear down to metal on metal within 2000 - 4000 miles. This is a work vehicle that is used by a backho...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L abs light on intermittantly VIN: JHLRD1854V
We ran through Mitchell On-Demand diagnostic for code and everything checks as per spec (resistance and continuity checks are ok) ---) last line says " if wheel speed sensor is installed correctly, and DTC's still exist- ABs control unit may have a signal dis...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L blend door VIN: 1J4GZ58S1S
help all jeep techs- this jeep got a new evaporator and case because of severe mildew issues- now the blend door is binding in the case when assembled-we ordered a second case from jeep assuming it was warped or?- same issue.any help would be appreciated!!! gr...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 17 codes, no power VIN: 5LMEU27R72
Hello Friends, Ive the symptoms figured out but not the cause! Im posting this in detail so that if some other poor soul comes across this he will find this post and save himself some time. Ok, the problem is I have this 02 Navigator that is sluggish, not ... Trouble codes: P0740, P0743 (TCC Fault TCC Electrical Fault), P0750, P0753 (Shift Solenoid A Shift Solenoid A Electrical Fault), P0755, P0758 (Shift Solenoid B Shift Solenoid B Electrical Fault), P1747 (Pressure control solenoid short CKT), P1754 (Coast clutch solenoid CKT Fault), P0141, P0135, P0155, P0161 (All 4 O2 heater codes.)
2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L monitors wont set VIN: 1YVGFZZC51
Vehicle came in for failed emissions, check engine light on & runs poor . Car had misfire code in computer. Replaced plugs & wires . Cleared codes ,misfiring is now gone . We told customer to drive car a few days & bring back to us to check & see if monitors ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA68F1X
Hello benz techs This car starts and runs good then suddenly shuts down like someone just switched the ingition key off after 3 to 7 min. I have confirmed that the fuel pump gets no power when it dies but it will not run if fuel pump is hot wired with another ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L battery VIN: WDBNG70J72
Greetings All, This is the second time we have seen a 220 chassis Mercedes that kills the battery intermittently.This car was brought to us by a dealership with the complaint that the battery goes dead after sitting about a week.When they connect a booster pa...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L power seat and windows VIN: WDBRF52H96
Ok, Here we go. One of my customers (a salvage yard owner) bought this merc at an auction. The car has been in a flood. The water supposedly only came up to just over the door sill plate and there was about 6 inches in the drivers side. Car came in with two pr...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Limp Mode VIN: 1MEFM50U15
Went to another shop and borrowed MATCO scanner, Codes above. Cleared codes and then test drove. Runs great, but only 1st. Back at my shop, X-ray works "no codes", snappy "no comm." So I try again with X-ray "P0606 controller/PCM failure" I know ECM is, or sho... Trouble codes: P0743 (TCC solenoid elect.), P0750 (Shift Sol. A Malf.), P0755 (Shft Sol. B), P0760 (Shift Sol. C), P0511 (iac), P0300 (Random missfire)
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L valve train VIN: 3NIEB32SOR
Hello The problem with the vehicle is from the timing chain area loud ticking noise always there increases with higher rpm already have replaced lower chain tensioner guides were ok upper end checked ok tensioner is tight. looking for a way to determine the no...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN8AR07S7Y
got a weird one here... customer delivered vehicle to my shop yesterday, check engine light on and flashing at times (mostly at idle) complains of a slight loss of power and a rough idle. scanned codes found po300 random missfires. replaced plugs wires cap and... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine? VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Rattling noise, When driving or in nuetral while teasing the throttle at 1500-2000 RPM. Hard to hear at times, then gets fairly loud. I can hear a little noise behind harmonic balancer; balancer looks good, rings clearly when struck. I have removed the serpent...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GEAJ53M5S
Hello again guys, have another wierd one. This vehicle will turn the service light on and cam sensor po341 is set every time. Now when you road test the cam shaft frequency will glitch out and code is set. When glitches will hesitate stumble and when come to a... Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2JB1241V
original shop replaced all four injectors, fuel filter. came back next day with check engine light on. found code po172, bank 1 system too rich. replaced both o2 sensors as injectors damaged the sensors. went back four days later. don't know what the codes wer...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDX03EX1
This van acts like you are turning the key off and back on every second or so for 5-10 seconds, then clears out. Our Genysis has recorded several of these occurences and shows , cam, MAF, TPS, etc. all good. o2 sensors act like nothing has happened. The only t...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Lifter VIN: ES3ED48E2Y
Car came in with head off, sent head off to machine shop, resurfaced head and did a valve job. Put head back on with new chains and valve guides and tensioners, and gasket set. Engine now runs good but has lifter noise. Engine was not slugged up at all, change...
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
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L co,pressor VIN: 5TDBT48A31
when raining or you drive it threw a car wash the a/c will start blowing warm, the outside tempature reading goes to 3 dash marks or to metric readings, vsc light comes on. the a/c compressor is usualy still running, just slightly cool, warm air out the vents....
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WVWJF4314R
This VW has limp in, no fourth, no codes and no auto shifts When put into Drive starts in 3rd and will not shift (up or down - believe this is limp in ) -- Will manual shift fine but has NO 4th gear (either by manual shifting or while in Drive) - Sets no code...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L oil light VIN: 3VWSC81H0R
help!!! the oil light comes on after 1/2 hour driving, flashes, and is accompanied by a beeping tone. i have checked oil pressure when the light comes on and all is well there. the cylinder head gasket was replaced for a " milk-shake" condition in the cooling ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Hi Group, This VW did not respond to our normal test of unplugging the air mass meter,so we went on to more involved testing. I disconnected the fuel return line from the injection pump and had a strong flow coming back out of the pump so I figured the fuel s...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSP61J12
Hello folks, I am working on a Jetta TDi that was originally towed to my shop from the dealer for a leaking injection pump. The dealer wanted to sell the customer a complete pump. I felt that her pumped could be resealed. With the engine running fuel was leak...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Engine Oil VIN: WAUGD28D1W
Thanks to everyone that replied so quickly. I apologize for posting so late. Just about everyone recommended first verifying that the breather system was functioning properly. Second, was possible valve seals. Unfortunately, we will never know what was the cau...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L electric windows VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Thanks for all who replied. I had to close all doors then put key in door and turn to the left and hold until the windows rolled down, this reset the one touch system.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
Thanks for all the input guys. Eric for tennessee , scott from Hawaii and Steve from Mass go this one. I do know better than to use aftermarket parts on bmws but the customer wanted the car back the same day after he brought it in at noon, if you rush it it wo... Trouble codes: 18 (camshaft position sensor exaust).
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
Thanks for the help! Most of the replies told us to check items that we had already checked, but there were a couple of good ideas such as testing the charging system and inspecting the grounds on the bellhousing. We had already tested the voltage drop across ... Trouble codes: P0640 (QDM 1 Failure), P0650 (qdm 2), P0670 (qdm 4), P0705 (PRNDL Switch Failure), P0561 (Cruise vent Malfunction).
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1GGKS54Y01
our customer has decided to trade for new car. chad,jim and kevin suggested pwm solenoid and wiring problems a lot like we have had on 4t60e and 4t65e transmissions.problem is the time it says it is going to take to change them. then jeff told about tsb with m...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3G1JC1246S
thanks for the advise guys. it turns out that the timing chain had jumped or it was installed incorrectly. put new chain gears and guides car runs great. and compression is back. thanks once again.
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L tensioner VIN: 1GCCS1444V
The problem was the ac compressor.The high side pressure fluctation was consistant with the tensioner noise.Customer does not want to fix the truck right now.Thanks again IATN and everyone that took their time responding to my post.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
found broken o2 sensor harness at back of engine , when engine was replaced it must have gotten pinched and finaly work apart, repaired harness, has been running great , thanks for all your help, sorry for the long delay on closeing, have had computer problems...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1GBEG15W91
This problem is with the wiring harnesses for the taillights ( mostly grounds ). The upper two lights are signal lights on bright. The lower two are stop lights on bright. All 4 are taillights on dim. There is a repair harness avail from Chevrolet to cure this...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L trailer wiring VIN: 1GCHK24265
Thanx to all who replyed. Turned out to be the flasher module. Thanx again Steve
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
Sorry so long to close, but wanted the customer to put a few more miles on it to verify the repair. Just before we replaced the TCM we test drove it once again to verify the problem still existed. Did not go 10 feet and it acted up. We pulled it back in and re...
1998 Daewoo Nubira 2.0L Oil pump VIN: KLAJF35ZEX
Thanks for your replies, one confirming that Alldata specs were the same as our local Rellim chart (30 kpa), but importantly indicating this is a minimum pressure. After a thorough inspection of the relief valve showed no fault we concluded 70 psi @ idle was n...
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB21X8V
Thanks to all that took the time to help but I was unable to find the problem. Customer picked the van up yesterday. I will add further information if I get any. Trouble codes: P1391.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13Z7X
We received 9 replies ranging from a bad crank sensor to bad ignition switch. All good possibilities. The fix ended up being replacing the PCM for the third time! Both previous PCMs were factory remanufactured so we didn't think the odds of them both being def...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L axles? VIN: 1B4GP44L0Y
Due to illness customer has not returned for repair. Customer has indicated that he will return and I will post a fix at that time. Thank you for all your replies.
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Surge VIN: 1B7GL2AN1Y
The iac being covered with carbon was the problem here. Removed the iac and cleaned the passages as well as the valve and problem has been gone since. Thanks, Chad
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Unexplained Missfire VIN: 1D7HA16D74
After eliminating all possible electronic-electrical issue with the problem, my conclusion is possible weak valve springs-reason for cylinder #8 missfire at 50-65 mph. doing research on this engine weak valve springs seem to be an issue only the missfire mostl...
1965 Ford mustang 200CID timing advance VIN: 5F08U18864
I removed the distributor for a closer inspection, there definitely is NO centrifugal advance as many of you said. It was helpful to know about the vacuum valve on the side of the carb that more or less mixes manifold and ported vacuum. Everything is working c...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: IFMDU34X8R
retimed the cid sensor, still acted like it was out of time, checked and replaced the ignition module
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6R
Thanks to all that replied. The trouble was in the eec relay socket. I know the fuel pump relay powers from it but didnt see anything wrong at the time. I guess that things are always as they appear.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP52U3V
thanks everybody, we have came to the conclusion as many of you said. something wrong with machine work on the heads. customer denied any deeper diagnostics / mechanical repairs. this one will haunt me for ever. cam / crank signal reference is good. swaped out...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N2V
Hello Fellow Techs, I apologize for not getting back sooner but my Father passed away right in the middle of dealing with this car. I had two replies that mentioned about problems with ignition coils affecting the MAF signal and since I had two fault codes i...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRV1863X
thank you to those who responded and after further examination I found the wiring harness over the transmission chafed repaired the harness and no more problems. Thanks, Chad Trouble codes: P0136.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
What I did was bring #1 cylinder to tdc I then removed the cam sensor and housing,Using the proper tool to align the sensor and hosing I reinstalled it making sure that my electrical connector would be like 38 degrees from the center of the engine.It has been ... Trouble codes: P1309.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPF17Z4Y
The problem was the AFCM like i suspected, replaced it and all is well. thank's. Trouble codes: U1262 (scp data fault for j 1850).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20F82
well i will call this one fixed . there was some good replies ranging from clogged catalytic converter , injector drive module , clogged screens in the fuel tank , accelerator pedal position sensor . the one that hit the nail on the head was clogged fuel tank ... Trouble codes: P1211 (injection control pressure above or below desired level).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Hesitation, JERKING VIN: 1FTRF17W12
Hi guys this vehicle was missfiring, after replacing the spark plugs and inspecting coil boots they look ok, no sings of arcing. Veichle returned and I found that I had four cylinders not firing and thier was dtcs for the coils of those cylinders, they all had...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 2GTEK19T63
Thanks to all 15 members who took time too help me out!!! 14 of you voted for a plugged cat on the affected side, & that was what it was. After the first two replies I gave my head a smack for not thinking of this most obvious problem. (forest & tree syndrome)... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf Efficiancy), P0300 (Missfire).
2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLE 5.3L Rear window VIN: 1GKES12P84
Hey fellow techs. Came in this morning and hadn't had any replys yet so I searched alldata again and again didn't find anything. I decided to take the rear door panel off and have a look. I was also able to take glass loose from regulator and slide up out of t...
1997 Honda Accord DX 2.2L monitors VIN: 1HGCD5522V
well I want to thank every one for thier help , and ideas. here's the lowdown after unsuccesfully trying to run monitors , after 1 week , we finally got an evap pending code , that was repaired and all monitors ran , passed smog and done . thankyou everybody f...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJGX2041X
hiya everyone, it turned out the problem was a bad ignition coil. I did try pulling the coil out and using a spark tester to test the coil as part of my first testing and it fired just fine when the injector lost it's signal so i ruled out the coil the first t... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c hose VIN: S3JSIKK987
Thanks guys for the help. The issue was I needed a tool to unlock clip around hose, the tool I purchased from NAPA for $5.00 is just a plastic insert that wraps around clip pushes in spring then you can turn and release hose. Very easy once you know how! Learn...
1983 Jeep CJ7 4.2L No Start VIN: 1JCCN87E4D
thanks too all who replied. I finelly got this one. First problem was I used a test light in stead of my Fluke. the voltage too the coil was only 7 volts. I found a burnt wire from the splice after the bulkhead connecter.too thesplit betwween the coil and star...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges,accesories, etc VIN: 1J4GZ58S6V
I found out the problem: The lock switch at the passenger door was broken, this sistem turns the alarm off whit their own key, but the never known it. I had to buy the lock switch from a Junk yard cause we dont have a Dealer. Now with your help I did it ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
This one is fixed but had a strange solution.It turned out to be the coil pack but the stock coil pack is most likely good.99 coil packs had the connector that comes out at a 90 deg angle and the 2000 coil packs have the connector that comes out on a 45 deg an...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV3288S
It seems the area around the windshield is leaking. We found a corroded wire in the dash around the leak. Thank everyone for their help. Customer asked if we could unlock the radio so it would work. anyone know a way to do this ? We still have the vehicle. Cus...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L moon (sun) roof VIN: JTJGS10U01
Am posting a summary now ,as roof is closed completely & customer desires to wait & invest in proper repair at a later date. Received 8 replies. Suggestions included first cleaning tracks & weather stripping etc. & applying dry lube. No help. Next was to try i...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5212K
hi. all tech. thanks to all who's replies my post. special thanhs to Robert [...] point right on it ,there is a sensor mount on outside of dist. housing ,order it from dealer and it took 2 days to get here put it on and light turn off it self. Again thanks so ...
1993 Mazda 323 1.6L Electronic VIN: BHALP20765
thanks to Victor [...] from Trinidad, David from Australia and Phillip from Barbados. I replaced the ECU and double checked all connectors on the transmission and the ecu. So far the problem hasn't surfaced so i am calling a fix.
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVGF22C7W
Vehicle left about 3 weeks ago with no fix. We couldn't get it to act up again. The 3 replies I recieved are as follows. We didn't perform any of the recommended tests because we figured since it wasn't acting up anymore it would be difficult to confirm result...
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