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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DB7655W
5v ref., ground and signal wires have continuity and no shorts. Vacuum hoses appear to be in good shape. I was wondering if anybody has been down this road before I start changing parts. Trouble codes: P0452
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L starting system VIN: WBADM6331X
this car came in with the turn signals not working.. we found a bad general module and replaced it ..this fixed the turn signal problem.. the car sat for a few hours and when we went to start it it would not start, no crank.. we tested for poer to the starter ...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: K5X1577536
After the car has been running awhile and is warm, under a WOT snap it stumbles, hessitates, and a sort of ping backfire noise. If you just ease into the throttle it goes just fine all the way to the rev limiter. costumer complains of hestiation going up a hil...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L alternator VIN: 1GNDU06LOS
The alternator seams to kick in and out. The customer replaced his own battery because it keeps going dead. He thought he would do his own diagnostics. When that did not work he brought it to me. I put a tester on the battery and saw that the alternator was no...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKDT12WXV
This vehicle has a intermitant stall, radio cuts out and lights dim. customer states that it happens when hitting a bump or applying the brakes but I have not been able to duplicate this. Also intermitantly when you turn on the head lights the engine stalls. T...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Oil consumption VIN: 1GCHK33J2W
Just a question to see if anyone has any suggestions or thoughts on excessive oil consumption. Customer states that before heads were done they burned a quart of oil every 1000 miles. When engine was apart all looked good. no scratches on cylinder walls and no...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W8W
Good day team, friend, ex-mechanic did a water pump and intake gasket on his van at my shop, van now won't start.He retraced all his steps for connections, pinched wires, etc. all looks good. I have scanned system, no codes, I have cranking RPM, but on the sca...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19R7W
I inherited from a dealership,and several shops.When it came in it would set P.O.341 cam code which is no sync with crank,but retard was zero.There was no injector pull downs on number 2 and 7 injectors with a new E.C.M. some one else installed from Carquest a... Trouble codes: P.0.3, P.0.3
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L engine VIN: 1GNEK13T61
The owner of this Tahoe has a strange problem. If the vehicle sits for at least 3 days when it is started a loud noise comes from the engine which the owner describes as a "thud". It only does it once. If you shut off the engine and restart the noise will not ...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ13C11
hey guys, i need some help.tracker came in for insp with mil on. in pa, that fails.during the normal testing,noticed rusty water in evap vent solenoid.replaced with oe and threw a new oe gas cap at it for good measure considering the mileage.i have a mt 2500 a... Trouble codes: P0440
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GNDXO3E91
Car came in for brake job. Did job and left. Customer calls back and says that since the brake job earlier, the Power sliding doors (PSD) don't work. Read checked fuses, ok. Performed reinitialization procedure in AllData. By pulling radio fuse for 30 seconds,...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L cooling fans
Hey all just want to thank everyone in advance,and im sorry this is a long post. I have this 2001 Monte Carlo that came in with the check engine light on, (code P0480) I pulled up the flow chart on AllData. I did the first step on the flow chart which was to ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GCFG25M22
Van came in with a noise w/running. Sounded like bad pulley. Removed serp belt and still had noise. Replaced harmonic balancer because it seem to have a little wobble. Still has same noise. Sounds like coming from front lower of engine . Can a crank sensor mak...
1980 Chrysler LeBaron 3.7L wiring VIN: 1C3BM46E8B
Hello folks and thanks in advance. I'll i need is a wiring diagram for the charging system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3BF66P0J
After fuel pump was replaced test drove vehicle for three miles all was well. Customer called back later that day, she has driven the vehicle for 45 minutes and it started cutting out when she pressed on the gas pedal. She let the car sit for 15 minutes and dr...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L extended crankinhg VIN: 2C3HD46R5X
Help please? This car came in with missfire and P0302 and found #2 injector bad, (not firing) Talked customer into replacing all injectors at sametime. Bought six injectore from injector remanufacturing service. Repair went fine, no engine miss and no code re...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B82
This vehicle originally came in with a misfire runs rough complaint with mil light on. Code p0352 was stored, we installed new plugs and wires (oem), ran fine customer returned the next day with same complaint, but car road tested ok. We kept car overnite & in... Trouble codes: P0352
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2B6HB21Y5R
hi all tech . i have this one here it drive me nut, car failed for high nox at both 15&25 mph. have egr sys. checked egr sys. all show fine accept vaccum was not steady to egr, it fluctuate between 0 to 6 inch of vaccum.fuel pressure in spec 40 psi at idle. o2...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 2B4GP44R3T
start and stall was customers complaint. cleaned throttle body and did computer relearn for throttle angle.. didnt work always have good fuel preasure.. all scanner reading seem normal. this is intermittent..start stall..hold throttle open runs let off dies..a...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 1st,2-3 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z8X
I just bought this truck for myself. 10 days later it started acting up. Check engine light came on, (see codes)then it started having trouble down shifting into 1st at stops. I can manually shift it into 1st and then up shift manually. It will not go into 1st...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Z01
Vehicle began acting up in late May. Complaint is that after driving 10 miles or so it will just start to bog like it is not getting any fuel. You can step on the gas and it does nothing or will act like it is backfiring. If you let off of the gas it idles but...
1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L compression VIN: 4E3CS44R1M
this car came in missing badly when cold. we did a compression test and found that cyl. #4 was at 70psi, all others at 150psi. we did a leak down test and had leakage past both intake and exhaust valves. we removed the vc and loosened the cams and rechecked fo...
1990 Ford Ranger S Plus 2.9L Engine VIN: 1FTCR11TXL
Hey Ford guys: Antifreeze in engine oil. Vehicle maintains temperature as long as antifreeze stays full. Intake, head gasket, both?
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Torque Convertor VIN: 1FTHX25M6P
Hello everyone. I just wanted to run this problem by you. I have this 93 F250 2x4 7.3 E40D that sets the code 62 for TCC slippage after about 5 minutes running at cruising speeds, then shifts hard, (FMEF) and eventually will default to 2'nd gear. I have a brea...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L air bag VIN: 1FASP15J85
installed air bag simulator and still have code 13. in following mitchel flow chart says to disconnect positive and negetive cable and ck for codes. air bag module suppose to battery back up for about one minute, but does not. unsure not where to go with flow ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L engine/starter VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
Here's a really good one for you guys to ponder. We got this truck in because the starter is kicking back like the engine is too advanced in timing. Before we started got it it had already had 2 starters put in, and has had the flywheel replaced because the st...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FMFU18L7V
customer complaint,no speedometer and hard shifting of transmission.also in past 4x4 lo indicator has been on.we felt trans. problem was related to vss started there.our first concern is which sensor actually is used for speedometer.apparrently ther...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L interm. pcm re-set VIN: 1FDWE36F1X
hello ford guys. i have an early 1999 powerstroke truck that is experiencing an intermittant pcm re-set on accel. what it does is when you accelerate either while driving or in the stall, when rpm goes above 2000 it will return to idle, the wait to start, abs,... Trouble codes: 0472 (ebp low.... koeo memory), 0476 (ebp performance.... koer)
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
First of all it is important to keep in mind this is a ohv engine and not a sohc engine. We have a problem in the morning with surging and stalling just like the intake leaks common to the sohc engines. i do not have a smoke machine and i am wondering if the o...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU70E61
hi techs,this explorer has a 2-3 shift flare.and does it all the time,according to the customer it was intermittent at first.checked for codes and got p0733 3rd gear ratio error.test drove with scanner installed but could see no problems that were obvious.shif...
2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L O2s drop out VIN: 1FBSS31L64
This van has been to us for a lean code cond. When it is checked everything looks good. Finally yesterday it was acting up on the scanner. Other tech had drawn the van and cleared the codes before I got to it. The O2s were full rich and the fuel trims were fla...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W85
The complaint on the vehicle is "Stalls when unit is idling". Checking revealed that it stalls occasionally when idling in drive and has a rough idle hickup occasionally when in park but usually does not die. I can have the vehicle running for 20 minutes or 1 ... Trouble codes: P0316
1997 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GTHG39F9V
It was running fine untill I filled it up with shell fuel this morning. It started up fine and drove good for about a half hour and parked it. I started it up about an hour later it started fine but there seems to be no power the pedal to the metal and still n...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L p0741 tcc solenoid stuck off VIN: 1GTHK23171
hello guys can somebody please help me with this problem. engine light on and scaned.dtc p0741 tcc solenoid stuck off. removed the tranny pan and tested tcc solenoid and all circuits.votage and ohme tested good.replace tcc solenoid with new.flushed tranny and ...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L motor VIN: 1GKES16573
there is a vibration and noise mostly in rev. but also in drive at around 800 to 1000 rpms she took it to the dealer and they blew her off some times if u press on the exhaust the noise will go away some times it will not also if u press up on the trans tailsh...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Bose Amp VIN: 3GKFK16Z93
Hi Guys, We had to pull the heater box on this Yukon to replace a broken blend door. When we got it all back together and hooked up the battery,Viola! no sound coming from the radio. It seems to be functioning.I think possibly the Bose amp needs a reflash or s...
1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMBA4239L
This Prelude will not overheat, but the temp guage will go up to hot before the cooling fan comes on. Driving down the road, temp guage reads normal, but at idle it goes to hot. Coolant in radiator is actually 210-220 when the cooling fan turns on(measured wit...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG564SW
Car came to us to have the "camshaft position sensor" replaced. Customer had had local discount auto parts read codes and sell him a part. His part was for a 6 cylinder, his car was a 4 cylinder. We scanned for codes--Code P1382 cylinder position sensor. We sc... Trouble codes: P1382 (Ckylinder Position Sensor)
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18593
Have had ALL sensors, EVAP purge solenoids, canisters changed COMPLETELY TWICE. Fuel cap has been checked successfully but never replaced yet. Is now CONTINUOUSLY back for the second winter and is a daily/weekly PROBLEM that FOUR local OEM Honda CANNOT deal wi... Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP purge System leaks/malfunction)
1994 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FJ78S7R
we've replaced every elec. part, but the injectors. and this jeep still stumbles when you first touch the gas all the time cold or hot. It also pops through the intake when it stumbles
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L BCM replacement
I was wondering if any of you folks could give me a good lead on where to get this BCM repaired/replaced. This jeep has a draw through the BCM, I want to get it checked and any updates as per service bulletin. Dealer wants about 390$ for an exchange unit. I ha...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L freeze out plug VIN: 1J4FT6852X
freeze out plug behind head leak check procedure beside pulling head
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L compression VIN: 1J4GK48K92
Hi Thanks in advance This is my neighbors car when it had about 60 k on it ,it had misfires and he towed it to the dealer they replace #1 valve spring/s ? now it has no compression on #4 cylinder we think valve spring problem again not sure if I should pull th...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441204
This vehicle towed in to us not running after being parked for 8 years. Fuel system totally gummed up. We are replacing fuel tank and pump, accumulator. Have cleaned the warmup regulator and the next problem is that the piston in the distributor is stuck---can...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L asr light VIN: WDBEA36EXN
hi mb tech this 1992 e 500 mercedes came in to the shop with check engine light on at times and ars are light on at times.had dealer check for codes ,di code 028 no reception from ea,cc,isc n4/1,n4/3,n4/4. lh 017 no reception from ea,cc,isc,020 can transmissio...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22E8R
A '94 Benz (C220, chasis, 202 4 cyl twin cam) arrives with hot air from the side ducts only. No mode change when commanded. No temp change when commanded. 7 codes stored in the AC module as follows: 28: intermittent referigerant pressure sensor short 52: I...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ESP module VIN: WDBRF64J92
warning light was on(abs)(bas)(asr). comp hook up showed code-- C1114 rt ft speed sensor implausible-- then replaced rt ft speed sonsor. then after replace- next code was rt ft wheel speed sensor was jumping. replaced hub and then code C1114 was back in system...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
We got this Cougar in with a shudder when it shifts into overdrive. Its very noticeable at low speeds (40mph). We are not transmission experts, but the customer has had it to two trany shops with no luck. We were going to put a Jasper in it but Jasper dont off...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ31S6L
Vehicle injectors will run non stop with key in the on position. Have checked all grounds, fuel presure. Have replaced pcm, and main fuel relay. Any ideas for for fine vehicle would be much apreciated.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
Good day to all, I have inherited this vehicle from another shop in town after they repaired the blown head gasket and timing belt. Vehicle made it about a mile away, then stalled, and hasn't started since. The other shop installed a remaned ecm, a crank senso...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P6N
The vehicle was towed into our shop for a no start. After charging the battery the vehicle started right up but had an intermittant misfire. After it warmed up the misfire seemed to subside somewhat. We found the plugs extremely worn and the wires were origina...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D52
Could not duplicate problem. Customer drove in morning, and CEL came on within a few miles under light acceleration. Sets p0300- random misfire. Checked coils and plugs- fine. Cleaned hot wires on airflow meter- no change. I took the computer apart and did not... Trouble codes: P0300
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1G3NF54U3L
hey i been at cruise w/o a problem . but i need help on this one this engine is backfiring on the throttle after accel.hard only when i do dunk the pedal hard,if open slowly it respont ok, and sometimes had hessited or when i tried to open the throttle suddent...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2JD12T6T
Argh! This vehicle has been driving me nuts for the last couple of days. The problem is it only acts up very intermitantly with NO CODES... What happens is after the engine warms up to operating temperature it will begin to stall/cut out down to 300rpm then re...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T2Y
customer came in with vehicle missing. said they had it at another shop which had to replace the coils every 3 or 4 months to get it to stop missing. so we went to work on it and at idle it was missing on cyl 2 & 4 and missing on number 4 only under a load. fe... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple cyl. misfire), 420 (twc low efficiency)
2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L engine VIN: 2G2FS32K51
Looking for some Firebird/Camaro regulars out there. I have this leaker to work on and hope someone has run in to this before. (3.8 V-6 that is not the driest engine GM has ever designed) Car came in with a petty good oil leak at the rear of the oil pan/rear...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L gear box light VIN: YS3DM58V1R
i have a gearbox failure light that comes on after about 20 minutes of driving. seems to be temperature related since the colder it has been outside the longer it takes to come on. when the light comes on it seems to go into limp mode. stays in 3rd gear i beli...
1988 Subaru GL 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AN53BX5
Car came in on the hook, no spark, no injector pulse, according to Mitchell there should be a 10V or higher signal from the ECU to the crank sensor (Distributor) I am getting 3V. So we installed a used ECU, 2 of them and with the same result. Can anyone tell m...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 453BH80681
customer concern is after the car has sat on a hill (nose up) all night, when she starts the car and backs up the brakes don't feel like they will stop the car. I have felt the problem and it feels like the master cylinder bottoms out and the car will come to ...
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Speed sensitive power steering VIN: KL5JD522X4
The speed sensitive power steering light is on. I don't have a scanner that will comunicate with the system. The actuater and the steering wheel senser resistence is in spec. I tried a new module light still comes on. Powers and Grounds are good. Has anyone se...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
Thanks for all of the replies, everyone said exactly the same thing, MAF, we replaced it and so far the light is off. I should have looked closer before opening a request. You guys are great again thank for all of the help. We see very few euro cars and did no... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0172.
1987 BMW 325e 2.7L 2-3 up shift VIN: WBAAE6404H
Removed valve body and found c clutch frictions/steels had improper gap. Removed transmission and dissasembled. Found intermediate sprag had burs on the splines, and would not fully seat. Replaced clutch pack, cleaned, and istalled sprag fully. Trans now works...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD8324R
Thanks for your replies! and special thanks to Dana [...] for providing full code descriptions. They are long so I suggest reading replies to this post.To sum it up these codes set due to a rich OR lean condition for more than 10 seconds. Or being key as I was ... Trouble codes: 203 (02 sensor control), 210 (02 sensor control).
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convertible top VIN: WBABK8322V
As complicated as it seemed the fix was simple. I found that when the top is fully open the switsh S8 (S231, convertible top lock, left) ( detects unlocked & top dead center) has to read closed unlocked, it was reading open unlocked and confuse me. I ...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBSBL90710
Hi, all members: Thank you for replies. Someone suggested me to check fuel pressure thoroughly, I did it and replaced fuel pump. After a week of test I think the car is ok now! Thank you very much! Trouble codes: 129 (Catalyst converter protection due to fuel insufficiency).
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37432
removed fuel pump and checked fuel sample smelled normal but very brown in color drained tank refill with new fuel new fuel pump and so far so good we suspect bad gas not sure thou was darker in color than gas usually looks and has no problem since
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L all window operation VIN: 5UXFB33503
I was surprised to only get one reply to call the dealer for help. What we learned was to reset auto function the doors must be closed. We were able to reset the right front and both rear doors, left front still would not. We removed the door panel to double c...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52B0S
Thank you for all the replies , as many said it was a ground issue . A new ground strap on the coil did the trick ( I also installed a new acd module with plenty of heat tranfer ) Thanks fotr all the help .
1991 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEV16K6M
I found that having the 400 transmission instead of the 700R4 creates a problem with the transmission harness having nothing to plug into. There is a blue wire that has to be grounded or the ECM thinks that you are in 4th gear. After bolting this wire to the t...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Drivers Window VIN: 1GBFG15R31
Thanks I had several replies but 3 people said check and clean the neg battery cable. I did and problem solved. The connection looked good and was good enough to start the car and run all assesories but when I cleaned it and put it back on the problem was solv...
2001 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L inst. cluster VIN: 1C8GJ45G31
thanks to michael,edward,dennis,and terry for your time .what we did was to replace the insturment cluster with a used unit with the same results.this problem dont seem to be a big problem ,you really have to look for it to see it,so we explained what we did t...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46CXS
hello all and thanks to everyone that took time out to try and help me. almost all my replies hit it right on the head. timing belt was off three teeth due to locked up tesioner pulley. installed new belt tensioner pulley and repaired some broken wires. car fi...
1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L starter/dash lights VIN: 1B4GP55R5V
have replaced the cluster and every thing has been ok. thank-you to all for your help jason
1998 Dodge B3500 5.9L spark plug base VIN: 2B7KB31Z8W
Thanks to everyone who responded. Obviously this is a common problem by the number of responses I received who said they had this same problem. I was able to use some heat and beat the broken spark plug with a drift then remove it with an easy out and 3/8 driv...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N43
Got several responses to put O.E. parts back in this piece. The store manager and service manager ( both ex-techs ) both blew me off when I mentioned this but never the less the day after I posted this I had the day off. When I returned the truck was no longer...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L anti theft VIN: 1D4HB48N74
Ok this one is fixed had to bring to the dealer and have them program the pin # that I got from the dealer using the vin , in the skim key that didn't work with the new starscan tool by chry ,couldn't access fcm front control module with drb3 all this trouble ...
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Cuts out, BUCKS VIN: 4E3AL54F8S
Hey Thanks for the tips. You guys were right on.There was a leak where the inner cooler and air tube connect. I used the smoke machine and found it. It looks like the driver forgot to mention the reason for the inner cooler pushed back that caused the inner fe...
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L heater core VIN: 2FABP74F5H
Thanks to everyone who replied! As it turns out there were only 3 studs holding the heater case to the firewall. There were however nuts hidden behind the evaporator case on the engine side. I just removed the evaporator case bolts and pryed it out slightly to...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L hydrualic VIN: 1FTHFZ6MXK
thank all 19 .i learned alot of great information so if there is a next time i will be wiser. with all test we did i am certain the master cylinder was the problem but the customer did not want to have us do repair. i guess she said she had already did 4 ,oh w...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
Thanks for all the help. Turned out to be throttle body. Just for future reference I check on the tsb and all tsbs for that vehicle intake is for a OHC not OHV. I have never seen a OHV intake leak on these but it is plastic and anything can happen. But I was s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Refueling VIN: 3FAKP1134Y
Thanks for the help. It ended up being the fuel vent vapor hose assembly. (part#xs4z-9c047-aa) There was a slight restriction not allowing tank to vent properly when fueling.Hope this helps someone else down the road.
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedo VIN: 1FMZU74EX2
thanks to all who replied,the fix turned out to be the 4x4 module.after digging a little further on all data found flow chart.thanks again for the replys and for the iatn. bud
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JNKCA21D3V
Found bank 1 cam gear off a tooth. installed new timing chain set. Found no further concerns. Thanks guys.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31D0V
I appologize for the delay.. the fix was a complete ignition cylynder assembly, the anntenna gizmo on the assembly was missing,we did have to send this thing to the dealer to have the key programmed...thanks for everyones help
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WX2
Thanks to all who suggested help. James suggested recleaning the throttle, I can now eat off of it. I smoke tested and propane tested the intake while monitoring the STFT as per Christopher, Ian, and Mike's suggestions with no luck. Mike also pointed out a kno...
2004 Isuzu NPR HD 7.4L steering VIN: JALC4B1675
found caster at 5 degrees re-set casster with shims down two 2.5 degrees and warrantyed two front tires all is ggod for now!!
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L fuel VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9P
I installed a new pump and fixed the problem but is not registering fuel but I will deal with that problem thanks for the help.
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L no 2nd or 4th VIN: JM3LV5233P
as i've found out these trannys are not that reliable and most end up needing a rebiuld, mine sat for so long that the band material and 1-2 accumulater seal was toast. it's being rebiult and should have a confermation of this diagnoses by the new year. thanks...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L rear defroster VIN: WDBHA22E3T
The problem was the Combination Relay N10 {wiper motor, heated rear window + turn/harzrd signal}, which is located in engine compartment fuse/relay box, besides the brake booster underneth the plastic cover. {Part #[...]} Thanks to Steve, Robert for the...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ262U0
Well as I had said before I had checked the voltage and it was around 5 volts well I had checked it again and now it was over 6 volts well then I knew I had something to work with I unplugged the wire at the ecm and the power was 4.77 volt well at the sensor i... Trouble codes: P0183.
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31R5P
Thanks guys for the help. Thanks Ki, Chris, Michael, Peter, Kenneth, Ty, and Mike. A few mentioned looking into the Injectors, also mentioned was the intake and cat. I checked the intake by spraying carb cleaner on the top and raising the vehical and spraying ... Trouble codes: 45 (injector leaking).
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXV
Well, the vehicle has been gone for several weeks and the problem has not reoccurred. I'm guessing that there was probably a wire rubbing on the valve cover (as some of you mentioned) that is not anymore since I left the harness untaped and loose. If it does c... Trouble codes: P1320 (Loss of Ignition signal primary circuit).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
Thank-you to Bryan,Robert, and James.Thanks for taking the time to reply, I have eliminated the distributor, there isn't any aftermarket alarm, as for the relay cicuit,it just doesn't give me any other direction to go at this time.The vehicle has not given me ...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L valve train VIN: 1N4BL11DO0
We thank you for your replies. We spoke with a friend at the local Nissan dealer and followed his advice. We pulled the timing chain tensioner out and there was screen that the oil passes through. That screen had some debris that was causing the rear cams to s...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3AJ55MXT
the fix for the 96 olds cierra on the stall after warmed up situation we replaced the cam sensor and the problem is gone.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E64
For those of you that said to look at the pressure sensor, go get yourselves another helping of turkey and dressing next week. A smoke test did not reveal any new leaks, any where, but a close look at the pressure reading showed a drop in pressure of less that... Trouble codes: 0440 (small leak in evap system).
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ABS light on VIN: 1G2WP12K82
thanks to all that replied, the fix was a pigtail wiring harness for the right front wheel speed sensor assembly. GM part no. [...] tested wire and it checked good so replaced it anyway due to service bulletin and the many that recommended to replace it tha...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD58H6Y
Like i said, something stupid. The intake boot had gotten blown off the turbo. Replaced and all is ok. Thanks for the help guys. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6751Y
To clarify, the two front cats were replaced with subaru converters. The main cat is original. Customer continues to drive it and states that the mil comes on infrequently at cruise then goes out with no drivebilty complaints. I'll update on another post if an... Trouble codes: P0420, P0130.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30K92
I had some varied replies but the Toyota dealer techs said it is definitely a sticking/glitching EGR sensor which causes the ECM to chase it by running the EGR solenoid erratically. While testing the sensor to try to capture the waveform (backprobing the conne...
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