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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18642
vehicle came in for lacks power,knocks and stalls in morning. had code po172 too rich back 1.performed fuel leak down test.failed test.isolated it down to the injectors leaking.relaced all injectors per itan story we read.vehicle was gone for 1 month.came back... Trouble codes: P0172
1994 Audi 80 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUZZZ8CZR
this car stall right after start up every time. I feel its probably an idle speed motor fault, but wanted some advice. When i plug the scope into the isc it gets the normal random square wave signal, but there is no isc response. I pulled it out & cleaned it-n... Trouble codes: 00519 (intake manifold pressure sensoor sporiadic), 00575 (intake manifold pressure sensor)
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D4Y
Hello group, Been a long time since I posted, but this one has me stumped. Car came in with a lack of power and a p1128 system lean code. After researching, I checked the MAF and found it out of calibration, as well as vacuum leaks at the infamous vacuum hose... Trouble codes: P1128 (System Lean Bank 1)
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADE6329W
i need from a veteran bmw tech, the problem sounds like a timing chain noise(loose chain, broken guide etc) but it doesnt happen until the engine runs for about 5 minutes, ive disconnected all the belts, changed the oil and filter and trierd to isolate the noi...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
We performed a smoke test and couldn't find a leak. the ldp appears to be working ok, read one iatn on replacement of a canister. Any other suggestions? The dealer has sold leak detection pumps on these but it does seem to be a rather uncommon problem. Trouble codes: 183 (leakage diagnosis system. system leak)
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
hey all you gm techs out there. i need some help with this one. it had a new engine installed a year ago. it came back with mil on with codes po306 & p1133.found a bad plug wire and checked the o2's, graphed while driving, switched from .200-.800.cleared codes... Trouble codes: P0133, P1133
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L instrument dimming VIN: 2G4WS52M1W
Customer came in complaining of his panel dimming fuse to be blowing and the panel and trans. indicater lighting to be going out. Initial diagnoses found the headlight switcvh to be burned, so i replaced it and the fuse and it seemed to have cured the problem....
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WS52M0X
I inherted this one after it has been to 3 other shops. It cuts out like hitting rev limiter at 3000 rpm. I have scoped 24x, 7x, 3x, cam sensor, IC, and Injectors. The only thing I am seeing happen is when scoping injector amp draw the signal goes almost flat,...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HP52K45
Thanks for your help! This is a good customers 2005 LeSabre with a no crank condition. I purchased time on ACDelco TDS, but it only shows bulletins. I need a service manual scematic for this. I've got power into and out of the ignition switch including crank p...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L oil pan VIN: 1G6EL12Y8V
We had just replaced the head gasket on this engine. Now the Lower crancase gasket leaks(Not the oil pan). The customer wants us to provide free labor for this since we didn't fix the car right(even though the 2 repairs are totally seperate of each other). My ...
1999 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE54Y0X
Car came into shop with multiple codes replaced Mass Air Flow and code P0101 continues to come back in system we have replaced mass air flow twice and computer with reprogram and have ck'd all wiring and grounds going to the sensor. Any Ideas would be greatly ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass Air Flow)
1978 Chevrolet mercruiser 180CID Poor Fuel Economy
Whew what a tough one! I know this is a boat and I'm trying to help a guy out. Mercruiser 140 4cyl. with a Rochester 2 GC carburetor. Finding a float level spec and method is out as even the dealers in this area don't have it. Or at least they wont tell me. Ch...
1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF31W8K
hey guys Ive got an ugly one on my hands.This car came in for an emmission test,after it failed miserably the customer told us it had failed a number of times before and he had been trying to fix it for three months.I found the ecm loose in the glove box with ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEK19K2P
This is my personal vehicle. Oil pressure is consistent except under certain conditions. I first noticed it on the freeway. I was going about 80 and started up a long hill. The trans. kicked out of OD into 3rd (about 3500 rpm). I noticed after a few minutes th...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L valve train VIN: 2GCEK19K2R
Hi guys I have a truck here that is got me scratching my head.This truck has regular maintenance done all the time and is not an abused truck.When pulling hills the valve train starts to clatter and loses power,if you pull over and let it idle it slowly gets q...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L vent valve VIN: IGNDU0612S
The ECM is setting code 1561 (c/c vent valve) every time cruise control system is set. Cruise control will not work. The cruise control imputs to ECM are ok ("on", "set" and "resume" signals from switch). Despite the vent valve solenoid resistance is ok I te...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GBEC19R1T
This truck was sent to me from a local shop. The truck died while going down the road. The customer pulled the truck home and started part swapping. He replaced the pcm without getting it flashed, the fuel pump, ckp sensor, the distributor, distributor cap, an... Trouble codes: P0336 (ckp a circuit performance), P0339 (ckp a circuit intermittent)
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
hello all this is my first post so here it goes. this blazer came in with a hard start hot or cold ( customer did drive it into the shop ). when we went out to pull it into the shop it started up normal. we did the other service work that was needed and after ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCT19W1Y
Well guys and gals heres one for you all. We have a 2000 blazer in the shop that shuts off while driving. Usually does not happen with the first start of the day. If you start it and drive 5 miles or 50 miles it runs fine. It happens when you shut it off and s...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L heatercore VIN: 1G1JF5244Y
Hello Techs.Cavalier came in for no mode door operation.Found blend door broken.On this model you need to remove heater box assembly to replace. No problem doing job went well,while their I also replaced evap core &heatercore.My problem is heatercore has noise...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E42
We have this Venture that is a wheel chair accessible conversion. About once or twice a week after sitting overnight. It will not start. It has good cranking and good spark but, no fuel pressure. Sometimes there will be a code for fuel pump enable circuit. (th...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Steering VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
Hello to all, thanks for listening. This is a regular customer car came to us on last Friday with no power assist. We installed a reman pump and then power assist was intermittant. we installed a new pressure line, when the old one was removed it seemed as tho...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L odometer/tachometer VIN: 3C3EL55H0T
is this an inherent problem with the inst, cluster circuit board or should we look for aditional problems? wouldnt want to damage one if it can be prevented, when we inspected inst, cluster, we found that two resistors on ciruit board had damaged solder joint,...
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H5X
vechicle came in for no start, has no injector pulse, injector driver not grounding injectors to pulse, has batt v at injectors from asd relay. theft system seems to be enabled zeroing out pulse width also. vehicle has not theft system. replaced pcm and now i ...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46X1V
First I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to read this post and offer your helpful insight. This Stratus came in with customer complaint of transmission not upshifting on wot. It will upshift at 90% throttle just fine but at wot it will not upshi...
1997 Dodge B1500 5.2L Drive Belt VIN: 2B4HB15Y3V
Back in March a good customer brought his van in with a terrible belt squeel. Checking the noise out we found a bad water pump, a sticking belt tensioner, and a frozen thermo fan clutch. We replaced all of them along with a new drive belt. All quiet and normal...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L hard start VIN: 1GT56Y7H58
when starting ,always have to turn key twice and starts right up .does run perfect no compiants.no codes.sux filter is in tank,part of pump,was told cause theres no fuel return line back injectors get debrie in them would this make this happen,thanked ahead of... Trouble codes: N0NE
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HH56J4Y
hello guys , i have this nightmare here . customer came in saying that the car stalls while driving and everytime i get the car it won't stall , it happened once on the weekend with me i took it home . at of nowhere the car will stall no shaking . just stalled...
2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L No Start
we got this dodge running poorly, only idle, wouldnt run under load, found timing belt off three teeth replaced belt and tensioner and water pump car run for 3 seconds and die timing belt marks are perfectly aligned,(cheked several times) camshaft dowels for s...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L limp mode VIN: 2B3HD46R12
This Interpid came in with a battery disconnect code present and nothing else. Replaced relay and test drove no more batt. disconnect. Noticed input sensor irratic so I replaced it. On a much longer test drive about 12miles Codes P1776 solenoid switch latched ...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Brake Pads VIN: 1D4HS48N03
Problems with the Durango getting a high pitched squeel noise when the brakes are applied. Mainly when they are applied lightly. Have tried many different pads/rotors/cutting etc. Any suggestions or are these like many Ford Expediations that just squeek? Have ...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L starting VIN: 4B3AG52HO1
I have a 00 dodge stratus customer had brought in to the shop. I have not been able to duplicate any of here concerns. I ckecked for codes in system and found nothing. Customer states that when she is comming home from work the instrument cluster gauges go biz...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L dome light circuit VIN: 1FALP4443R
This one is for all you ford guys. This vehicle has a 82 ma draw on the batery comming from the dome light circuit. This circuit runs through the keyless entry modual. If i pull fuse number 6 draw goes away. if i pull the larger connecter off the modual the dr...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L Unknown VIN: IFTEX15H9T
This vehicle was driven into the shop a couple of weeks ago we had the following codes in it. 1. PO320, P1443, and PO174. We replaced the speed sensor and cleared the code only to have it back today. The only code I found now is PO320, Ignition/Dist Engine Spe...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Ball joints VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
What is the alowable play in these ball joints, upper and lower. We are supporting lower control arm with jack and using pry bar under wheel.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
I have a fleet customer whose personal vehicle we are servicing has mentioned that his collision avoidance sensor or proximity sensor does not seem as loud as it has been. I hope that some one who has experiance with this could share some insight as to how I c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P23
I am trying to do a Buzz test on this truck using a MT2500 with the CAN 1B adapter and K 17 Key . I can read the data stream etc but buzz test (AND Cyl Balance test ) both do not work like other Power Stokes -- Ford states this is a current programming. Custom...
2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L overheats VIN: 1GKEC13T4Y
Truck overheats slowly and gradually, idleing or driving. Came in for obvious leaking water pump, replaced it and thermostat, also fan clutch as was bad, flushed system and test...truck overheats slowly, gradually, idleing or driving. I have checked for coolan...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBA4126K
California smog test fail.. As you can see, at idle, CO% is perfect, as cruise speed increases, CO increases.I have tried and checked everything I have experience with. I just wanted to know if anyone has experience with these 2 carb systems and high CO. I thi...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: JHMEJ6571V
Guys and Gals, I am putting this Civic back together after having replaced the timing belt, and I want to make sure the crankshaft pulley tightening procedure is correct. Both Alldata and Mitchell say to torque the bolt to 20nm. and the second step is to rotat...
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHMAP1145Y
Thanks in advance. This car will go dead at stops when engine is at full warm operating temperature. It will start back, but it PINGS like the timing is to high when started warm. When engine is first started cool it cranks fine and does not go dead at stops. ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Starting VIN: 2HGES15592
Hello I have a problem with a civic that the car will turn over but the car wont start, also the inmobilzer light will flash. We had to replace the main engine harness because a mouse had eaten the wiring into. The key the cust, left is the only one she has, I...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L spark plug VIN: KMHDN45D13
i have a 2.0l hyundai that continually cracks number 1 spark plug. i'm using ngk plugs and wires. the plug cracks then carbon tracks into a missfire. the compression is 200 along with all the other cylinders that aren't cracking plugs. what the /*-! cracks 1 p...
1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 4.2L Frt. Brakes
Hi Everyone, We are looking for help from the Jaguar guys. This post is under the no VIN category, yet I have a number that is written in the owners repair manual that matches a metal tag on the driver pillar. The number is 1R10224. I doubt this will help, bu...
1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L flyweel/starter
i have replaced the starter and flywheel twice. the first time was two years ago. it came in with a complaint of noisey starter and rattling noise i found the trans [aw4] housing was backed off from the block about an inch and also found flywheel was broken. s...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L No Communication VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1T
Hi all and thanks in advance for your help. This jeep came in with no comm.thats the only complaint. It starts and runs fine I have tried 3 different scan tools.We did flow chart in Alldata for a no response and came up with a test result of PCM replacement. I...
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV2286R
This vehicle first came in for a no start condition, when attempting to start vehicle for first time it started and ran. We performed the tune up and decarbon. Vehicle was then towed back in after 50 miles and now won't start. We proceeded to check our basics,...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tranny oil VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Hello all, I have a question for all you Toyota and Lexus Techs, we just performed a 105k service on a 2000 Lexus ES 300, with tranny oil change, the tranny takes T-IV fluid, by accident we put the new Toyota WS fluid in the vehicle, the fluid looks the same, ...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNLM9748R
This car has been in several diffrent shops and is now my problem. The customer states that the car will crank but not restart intermittently. We have not been able to duplicate the failure or get any information from the customer that would indicate a pattern...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
Customer complains about a hesitation, and check eng light set a p0303 misfire. I wanted to check mode 6 but dont have the parameter # for mode 6 for a mazda, as I have been fooled by the detection system and found the problem on another cylinder. It looks lik... Trouble codes: P0303
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Turn signal flasher relay VIN: WDBEA34E2P
Car keeps burning up the turnsignal flasher relay, which is part of the combination relay (wipers/rear defog/turnsignal) in the fuse box. We have installed 3 of them in 6 months, aftermarket, but German OE supplier. According to our parts source, they have ver...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Intake VIN: WDBEA34E1S
The car came in with a miss at idle, maybe speeds up to 20 mph. Ignition looked good on scope. Tune up items are not new. Car ran well at mid and high RPM. Engine idle speed responded consistantly to B12 (carb cleaner) spray at intake manifold near cyl 3 and 4...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, No power VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Car runs OK until you want passing gear, then it slows down and will set lean codes. It only does this under extreme throttle and loads, otherwise runs OK. We changed fuel filter and spark plugs and air filter with little change. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L shifter VIN: WDBJF83JXY
hello fellow techs ... the shifter vibrates very noticably only when making right hand turns ... all tires are brand new this week ... 2 years ago the car had the same problem and it stopped when we replaced the tires. this time the tire replacement did not he...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L shift lock VIN: JN1HJ01P3K
Car came in shift lock solenoid not working. Removed center console found soda had been spilled on solenoid. Replaced solenoid (oem part from dealer)now solenoid works in reverse direction. All powers and grounds seem to be ok as in the wiring diagrams
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
found misfire cylinder one injector dumping gas into cylinder replaced injector and did not fix dumping fuel problem. installed test light and found brighter light on cylinder one than all other three injectors. performed voltage tests on injector wiring. foun... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L ABS and red brake warning lite on VIN: 1N6DD21S2Y
Customer brought in 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup today with amber abs lite and red brake warning lite illuminated. Owner states he notices no change in brake performance or pulsations when braking. I followed Alldata procedures and jumpered the check connector ...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L gauges, speedo VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
Service engine light on with code P0500. Customer states that all gauges and speedo quit sometimes. Alldata info leads us to test and replace the unified meter control unit. Does anyone know where it is? We think it may be integrated in the speedo head. Nissan...
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C7X
99 Plym. Breeze has been in regular for maintenance and service. This time, came in for regular maintenance and came back the next day with stumbling,hard to start, and when does start gas has to be constantly fed to keep it going. Will not idle. Replaced plug...
1996 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 10TU67O568
she oringally ran out of gas filled ran a few days then engine light came ,brought to me change fuel filter .tryed to clear code comes right back on it still misfires not anough to stall but can feel it doesnt have the power it had before,injector pulse is 3.7... Trouble codes: P0300

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1988 Audi 90 2.3L location VIN: WAUHC089XJ
Thanks for the help. It is located between the blower box and the firewall, just above the passenger foot well. Don't know why I didn't see it before, I must be going blind.
1996 Audi A6 2.8L ABS system VIN: WAUJA84A9T
I checked powers and grounds at the ABS hydraulic unit. We finally determined the hydraulic unit is bad. Customer declined the repair at this time.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
I could not believe at 48000 miles cylinder#1 tested 80psi instead of min 125psi , anyway we Took the cylinder heads off & do complete valve job & that took care of the problem Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire), 301 (Cyl 1 misfire).
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
Thanks for your help, we verified that we are dealing with an immobilizer issue. We had another key cut and initialized it and they are currently using the new key. I haven't heard back from them and hope that is good news.
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WO6VR542VR
Finally new instrument cluster came in, we install it & everything went okay. So the problem was the gauge itself.
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L sport track light .prndl lights VIN: W06VR54R21
Checked power and ground issues.None found.Checked connections at the switch OK.I did find that the HVAC drain is located above the trans range switch.Talked to customer .Wanted to replace the switch until he found out the cost.275.00 cost.He states he has a b...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L electric system VIN: 1GCFK241LE
thanks for the help i found starter wire broken in wire loom from corrsoion thank again
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L TRANy-Tcase VIN: 1GCEK14Z8M
Thanks For the tips by each member. I pulled the frt drive shaft, then dropped the trany fluid, both were ok. There was in fact a rough bearing in the transfercase, which I replaced along with the chain. Upon reassembly and talking again with customer he indic...
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKM19Z1NB
Thank-you for all the help, the ignition module does fire the injectors seperate from the spark, and that probably fixed it, but somewhere in there it blew the ecm 1 fuse which I didn't notice until later so that made it difficult and is why it still wouldn't ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Break Pedel VIN: 1GNEK13R7T
I am currently satisfied with the breaking ability the Tahoe now has! However I am looking into a police package master cylinder of a newer vintage as the 96' is same as deisel version,also soon to be installed will be stainless steel break flexable lines, I d...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GBFG15R6V
Hi everyone thank you for the input it was simply a bad fuel pump put new pump on problem gone. Fuel pressure would be good then all of a sudden drop to 40psi and quit again thank all of you
1998 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDXQ3E1W
thks every body for trying to help...most of the replies refer to TPS failure...mmmmm...can be...the customer has no return for checking aga the car...we will focus on TPS next.I WILL post the result or the fix...but at this time we bbetter close the requiest....
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Air Bag light VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
Thanks for the responses, but I was unable to fix this one with information I obtained so I referred on to the dealer. I did, however confirm that is was nothing related to the work we did by rechecking everything thoroughly. Thanks again.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Internal Lubrication VIN: 2GCEC19V3Y
Well Boys and Girls, Looks like we may not get a chance to confirm a fix on this one. Customer is planning to get rid of the vehicle without fixing it. If that doesn't work out for him, he promised to bring it back. If he does, I will post an comment with th...
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Brake, Rear Turn VIN: 1GCDT13W22
OK guys I got it fixed. Turned out it had two problems and that is what was giving me such a hard time in finding it. I originally did some testing and came to the conclusion the multi-switch was bad. I got a new one and plugged it in without installing it to ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L temperature actuator VIN: 2G1UH52K44
thanks for all the replies, Just as everyone was thinking and as I had assumed. The acuator was working intermitently, the customer decided to replace the acuator and will let me know if he has any more trouble.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L no communication VIN: 2GCEK19T64
as everyone told me, the cigarette lighter fuse powers the aldl connector, and when i finally located this fuse & replaced it, the abs light went off, and all my problems went away. i guess somehow the abs system uses this circuit and turned on the alert becau...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L front wheels VIN: 2CNDL73F65
I checked this on the lift , tires spinning, in gear and could not duplicate the noise. Justin mentioned something about a possible center support bearing. Manuel said he had just run into this exact same problem on the exact same type veh same model year. He ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H0S
Performed all suggested items. Came down to PCM. Bad. Replaced the PCM and back on the road again. Thanks. for all the help!
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L dome lamps VIN: 3C4FY48B25
thanks to everyone who replied. I failed to mention that this is an early 2005 PT. so it did not have a body cotrol module, so after checking all the connections and grounds, and could find nothing, even did voltage drop tests and all was ok. I was checking th...
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
thanks I found a bad conection on IAC side of harnes cleaned and greasd termanls and has not been bak. Trouble codes: P0505 (idel air motor circuits).
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23601
Well, after replacing the injector pump I felt the truck ran smoother and quieter. The customer really needs his truck to run perfect but doesn't have the time to leave it. How often do we hear that. He returned a few days later and states it is still doing it...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16K93
This is the first time I had posted a help request and was very pleasantly surprised by the helpful attitude that all demonstrated. Thanks to Carl, Eric and all of the Johns who responded. Every suggestion was uselful, they lead me to discover the cam sensor w... Trouble codes: P0320.
1995 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2E3HD66F4S
Thanks to all who replied. I did disconnect #2 injector and the problem was a little better but still persisted. The injectors were not sticking, they were erratic in unison with the signal it was receiving. The customer decided to not repair the car and buy a... Trouble codes: 43 (Ingition coil driver 3).
1986 Ford Ranger 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T1G
first off sorry for the long delay on our post we got super slammed with other jobs but we did get to do some work on the danger ranger one of the things we found out was that we had no fuel pumping out of intank fuel pump to the hi/pressure rail pump after re...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14Y4U
We procured a known good running truck of like year and engine size. Compared readings from coolant,air temp,map all were egual. Checked injector pulse good running truck was 4-15 ms pulse width.BAd running truck was2.5-8 ms. Swapped map sensors with no help(o...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N1R
Well after running all kinds of wave forms and checks we decided to try another brand new pick-up and the problem is gone. Thats what I get for using a Standard brand aftermarket part. Thanks for all the suggestions.
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FABP12345
Thanks for all the replies.Some were as basic as could be but sometimes we overlook the simple things.Just for practice I changed the e-brake cables with no difference. what ended up being the problem was the e-brake ratchet assembly. It is a push-on , push-of...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L timing cover VIN: 1FTDF1722N
I put the cover on first, then the studs. Everything sealed up nicely.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L park lamps VIN: 1FMZU73E11
we finally broke down and pulled the rest of the dash and found multiple places the white and brown wires were melted together. alL this for a 50 cent fuse! thank you for the time and replies!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L dome lights/door locks VIN: 1FMDU63E82
Chris hit the nail on the head, found broken wire in drivers door (black wire) Thanks to all who replied.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L instrument panel VIN: 1FTSW21P75
As recomended we replaced entire panel--so far so good as they say. Thanks again for the assistance on this one.
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Misfire, lack of power VIN: 1GKEK13T61
Thank you every one the fix for the vehicle was replacing the catalytic converters one of the two had 5 lbs back pressure @ 2500 rpm , the missfire was one bank lean and one bank rich the vehicle didnot know what to do.Thanks again for all your help & feedback...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire, SMoke from tailpipe VIN: JNKBY31A9V
After the spark plug change,oil change and coil swap problem has not reared it's head again. Just went back over coil terminals and wiring,injector connector all is ok. Vehicle has been driven by owner in excess of 300 miles Trouble codes: P0302, P1135 (VTC problem).
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Steering effort VIN: 4S2CY58V5P
Thank you for the replies. Most refered to oversize tires or binding linkage. This Rodeo has stock tires and the steering linkage is all good. We had hydraulic lines with banjo fittings made to adapt our pressure guage to this system. Warm at idle we had 600...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
Thanks to all that replied. The problem turned out to be a cut in the crank sensor wiring the was partially shorting the 5 volt reference to ground. When we checked the 5 volt reference signal (yellow wire with the red tracer), it only had 2.85 volts. This wir...
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4FN28S9V
thanks for all replies. installed gauge. read line pressure. at times line pressure is too high. removed trans pan. tested all solenoids ok.replaced filter. performed fluid exchange. re-tested line pressure ok. i say valve body sticky at times. thanks again to...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L engine VIN: JTT8BD6856
The exhaust still is knocking, but customer is going to live with it. The consensus was a cracked header pipe. We cleaned carbon off #1 cylinder and retried, but noise was same. We can't really hear it in the block, but on #1 exhaust runner. Removing the heade...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G7X
I started the car this morning and the car ran fine. Anyhow I decided to clean the throttle body and the idle speed control valve. Cannot be 100% sure that this will be the fix as it didn't act up for me. Thanks to Gary for the lone reply. He suggested to clea... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle speed conrol incorrect).
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1LNCM81W6M
Well fellow Techs I had informed the customer to drive the veh for a week or two and if the prob. was still there then bring it back and we would retest. After a few weeks the customer has not returned with any complaints. I hope all is well. I don't like to...
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