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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Broken Exhaust Valve VIN: WAUKC68D71
Performed valve job on removed head for Audi dealer. New OE exhaust valves & one intake. Warned dealer tech (ex-employee) of numerous failures listed in IATN after head work. Cautioned to not rush and let lifters set at least 1/2 hour after cams were installed...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHB62080
Hi this is a plea to all the BMW tecs.. This BMw came in with a cold start fault. It has good fuel presure and there are no codes when I scan the car.. When you go to start it when cold It will start but bearly run and keeps stalling When you let go of the key...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABG2328V
Hello all; Clean, well maintained car. Engine surge when cold, open loop only. Runs well when warm, closed loop. This is a surge and not a cylinder miss. Appears to be lean on 4-6 then ecu compensates in closed loop. Smoke test and propane test show no leaks. ... Trouble codes: 232 (jump time O2 2 cyl 4-6), 230 (control frequency 2 cyl 4-6), 242 (misfire cyl 5), 254 (vent leak large)
2001 BMW M5 5.0L antitheft VIN: WBSDE93441
This is my vehicle and lately the alarm goes off for no reason.Mostly it sounds within 1 min. of locking the car. I disconnected the interior sensor but that made no difference. I have no clue where to begin the diagnosis. Any help would be greatly appreciate...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD52Y1T
This vehicle was driven into the shop with a battery drain problem, we found the a/c control panel to be defective and since it is another shop they brought us a another complete cluster. We replaced the entire cluster. Now our problem...we get a "starter disa...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Speed Sensor VIN: 1GNGK26K0P
Hello all, I will try to keep this sort, The speedo works always on the dash but the complaint is the trans will not shift from 1st until truck is warmed up at which time it seems to work like there is No problem, the only code is 24 VSS Error... The concern o...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24N1S
another shop states tk. caught on fire in air cleaner,burned harness. tk. would not stay running after repair.i've ck.for correct ign timing and its on the money, vac&fuel pressure are ok,ck pid voltage at pcm w/koeo and are in specs of and gr...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
vehicle came in with a"hesitation". we found a very bad stumble. spark plugs were old & worn-we replaced along with wires. tested fuel pressure 45 psi at rail- a little low so we replaced pump & filter. o2 sensors change consistently, fuel volume good, no code...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GCHC33R0V
This is a buddy's truck. Thought I would see if anyone has seen this problem before. It all started when he drove back east to pick up a boat. On his way back everything was going real good, but it started to develope a off idle rpm surge. If you ease into the...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T5V
good afternoon everyone. i have a problem with this cavalier. it eats up a coil housing about every month.i havge replacede three housing in the last three months.both coils/igntion module/cam and crank sensors have been have plugs and plug boots.m... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M0X
Hello and thank you in advance for any help. After Installing new engine due to spun camshaft bearing, CEL came on with code PO336. Scan tool showed irratic RPM. I have seen the scan tool show 24x sensor drop to 77 r.p.m.s Engine typically runs fine. Sensor ph... Trouble codes: P0336
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L int draw VIN: 1GNDT13S22
this truck came in with a new battery installed, customer said truck wouldn't start later that day. we got it in and went through starting and charging tests. we found that it had a draw that would stay around 2.7 amps after everything powers down. after pulli...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK292X4
Diesel and GM techs ... We've had this truck in here a few times with an intermittent MIL .The first time we got P0652/p2228/p2563 .The second time it was p0652/p2138/p2140 and p0228 .All checks out fine when we scan the datastream , but codes seem to ... Trouble codes: P0652, P2138, P2140, P2228, P2563
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...
2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Theft VIN: 2C3HE66G83
Came in for no crank. Got the diagram and checked inputs at starter relay. Constant power at term 30, power from ignition switch term 86, can turn starter with powerprobe, but no ground from PCM to turn on relay. Noticed theft light blinking in 1sec increments...
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L Transmission VIN: 2B4HB15Y4S
The customers complaint, and I have duplicated this, is that on cold mornings the transmission is making a whining/swishing sound. To me this may be an indication that the pump is getting some excess clearance inside. Once the truck is warmed up the noise is c...
1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L no power VIN: 4B3AU52N7V
Hi Have this avenger pos that has no power. Acts very slow in timing. Checked timing belt all ok lined up properly. Checked for codes had po340 cam sensor replace distributor with customer supplied used unit light is out but vehicle runs the same. pid monitor ...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L speedo VIN: 2B4GP2539Y
Hello friends,we are having a intermittent speedo\drop out\and now stall on this caravan.Back in july we had a speedo drop out and no transmission shift,we discovered the output shaft speed sensor had failed,we replaced it cleared the codes and that fixed it ....
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L abs VIN: 2B4JB25Z0Y
ABS and Red brakle light on after 40 mph. Rear sensor scoped with drop outs. Replaced sensor with Chrysler part. Vibration, driveline, at 50 mph. Cannot scan this system. Any Ideas accept bringing it to the dealer.
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Fit & Finish VIN: 1C3ES46C12
has anyone found water leaks in neons?i have been all through this car looking for obvious signs of water leaks .and foud none. any help would be great thank you
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D4HB48D14
Stalls on decel, Intermittent: Hi Dodge people: I have a regular customer with a 04 durango 5.7L that has recently been experiencing a stall after decel. There are no codes and the engine runs very well except for this one very intermittent concern. According...
1976 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L emission failure equ VIN: U15GLB0000
This vehicle failed visual emissions test for not having fuel filler restrictors. It is coming into the state from texas and must pass to be plated. the gas gauge states unleaded fuel only and it is labeled federal emissions. my problem is i used to be able to...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L engine temp VIN: 1FARP11J2R
car runs cold at cruse
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Right timing chain guide VIN: 1FMZU21E9W
I have pulled the right valve cover hunting noise and found a pice of timing chain guide. Alldata showes to pull the engine and remove the cylinder head, oil pan, front cover and shafts to replace the casset(guides). Has anyone done this and found an easier wa...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L FuelTrims Positive VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
Hi Everyone and thanks for your help! The van seemed a bit low on power and it had a engine misfire which we fixed by doing a complete ignition tuneup. The Mass Air flow sensor was reading 149 on the Baro reading and the fuel trim numbers were reading plus 9-1...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no throttle, dash in VIN: 1FTNX20F8Y
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA514S1
the customer has been complaining of the van not starting because of a dead battery after it sits for a week or so. customer replaced the battery but still has same issue. no lights are left on that he can see. we have tested the system and found no fault. bat...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP53U32
This car came in with a check engine light on,codes were po304,p0305,p0316.I found if you pull the plug wires off at the coil,the RPMS do not drop for cylinders 4 and 6.It has fuel,injectors all drop the some(for the front bank).all have an injector pulse.All ... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0316-), P0316
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1FDWF36P23
Hi all i need some help with this vehicle. Vehicle originally came in to have flashed due to no tranny shift. At the request of the customer who is another auto repair shop i flashed the PCM. The vehicle now shifts from first to second then it goes into limp m...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L convertor VIN: 1FDNF20L64
It stalls only when put into reverse or 1st gear. Does not stall in drive or manual 2 gear. Very seldom does it not stall..If you pat the gas to keep it running it will run and find its idle.. Inside the pan looks clean with no particles found. I seem to think...
1986 GMC cab over 231CID Excessive Emissions VIN: J8DB4B1H6G
This is an old Isuzu turbo diesel that failed the emissions - the opacity limit is 55 - it came in with a failed reading of 85 - we have been able to replace fuel filter / air filters and change oil and oil filters and the diesels usually clean right up - this...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L hot/ cold button VIN: 1GDEK19KXR
this customer brought in a new heater core. we installed the heater core and a evap core. when we re assmbled the system the heater controls would work for a minute then all the arrows on the hot cold bar would flash. if you hold down the max button it will st...
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...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GDHC24UX2
This GMC 2500HD has been in a couple of times with a dying while driving intermittent condition. The 20 amp fuze marked ECU B blows and when the driver installs a new fuze it starts up and runs for two weeks until the fuze blows again. We cannot find any probl...
1997 Honda ATCY .66L No Start VIN: HA4-232936
Help! Need wiring diagrams for fuel delivery system. Also any help on finding parts for this truck. Any info is more than I have. A local farmer bought this little thing because it is cheaper than a 4 wheeler and it has a cab and a cargo bed. Now it won't star...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1760Y
good morning--i have this crv with a stick shift in my shop-when your driving along and want to come to a stop-you put in the clutch and the engine will shut down-it has a good clutch-we saw a posting about adjusting the valves- the valves are within specs.-co...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
Car belongs to girlfriend. Car would sometimes not start after a hot soak. She lets it sit for about 30 minutes to an hour, come out and start it wouldn't start. She said the MIL light was flashing and engine was barely running, low rpms. P0300, P0301, P0302, ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected)
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Throttle body VIN: 2HGES26743
Hi all, This is the second 03 Civic I've had in a week with a bad TPS code. I don't have a graphing volt meter (potentiometer) and am just wondering if anyone has seen any issues with these rigs. Honda America is not regarding these as emissions-related and so...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC83D61
Thanks for your consideration, I'll try to be brief and concise. I have a poor fuel milage complaint. Soon into it I found the shop-key wiring diagrams inapropriate, 0-1v o2s not 0-5v, colors wrong, pinouts not matching. The area rep is working on getting the... Trouble codes: P0430
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Electronic VIN: JACCH58EXK
This is for a buddy of mine who was putting two troopers togther to make a good one. He replaced the cylinder head from a standard 2.6 to an automatic but didn't use the automatic's wiring from the cylinder head and threw the needed wiring harness out. So now ...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJNX2748T
hi gents, I have this jag that i am working on. The car has weak spark and it takes about ten seconds to fire up the car If I remove the coil and get greater spark by jumping spark out of the coil the car will then start o.k I beleave there is a fault in the e...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8R
So i will repeat truck runs perfect with a cold engine, but when at full operating temp stalling, poor idle, poor acceleration. checked distributor cam signal for (SYNC) was -3.00 deg changed Sync by moving distributor to 0 deg (but it does bounce on scanner t...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S5W
We have no, check engine light, spark, injector pulse, fuel pump, gauges, or 5 volt referance signal to sensors. There is a "no communication" message on scanner. We have checked all powers and grounds at computer. All fuses good and ASD relay is good. Some po...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
Hi Land Rover pros! This Disco came in with bank 1 head gasket blown between cyl#7 and water passage. After cleaning the block deck and having heads surfaced, cleaned, and pressure tested (but no valve work done - heads were just done 1 1/2 years ago), engin... Trouble codes: 1316 (excess emissions misfire fault)
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L gps VIN: SALSF25436
thanks in advance to all - customer has a range rover sport his complaint is that he has to stop the vehicle before reprogramming the gps :( is there a way to bypass the system without actually stopping the vehicle. happy thanksgiving - kurt
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T0R
Car will always crank.When the ing is turned to the on position and the mil is on, the car will start everytime, when the key is turned to the on position and the mil light is not on, the car will not start. Have replaced the fuse box under the dash and the ef...
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Headlamps VIN: 1LNCM93E2M
No headlamp opperation. When combo switch in High position, signal indicator lamps and high beam illuminated at all times and headlamp switch position. When powering ground at headlamp (black wire), no sparks just parking lamps with all switches off. Has high/...
1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 2.2L steering rack VIN: JM1GD2246J
the steering rack was removed at another shop and could not find replacement rack. vehicle was sent to us with rack removed. we sent out to be rebuilt. we are ready to install but mitcell does not have any information on installation proceedure of rack for fou...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, hard cranking VIN: JM1HD4616N
this car came in for poor running and check engine light on. code 03 (see above) no G signal led me to a new distributor. Installed distributor and code 02 came up. went through that test and led me to a computer. Too expensive($1500). Advanced distributor tim... Trouble codes: 02 (no G signal), 03 (no Ne signal)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GWA
I have read many posts that are similar in the archives, most were repaired by replacing the air flow meter. the vehicle has good fuel pressure, all scan data with the exception of the long term fuel trim at idle. when driven under load the fuel trims will all... Trouble codes: P0170
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F71
constanly sets code p0101 maf sensor seems to be reading fine but have no info on wiring or testing for system has any one ever replaced one or had same problem any help would be welcomed Trouble codes: P0101
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J42
Car returned today with misfire codes for all cylinders except #'s 3+6 (that I replaced coils and wires for 350 miles ago). So, is this the mass air flow meter rearing its ugly head? This car has misfire codes for cyl's #1,2,4, and 5 now. NO FUEL TRIM CODES...
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.
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L dash warning lights VIN: JN1MS35P4M
This possesed vehicle is a wierd one! Hope someone has seen this before. We pulled this customer's car around to deliver it and the brake and oil warning lamps stay on. Even when key is off and in your hand. A quick check of the fuses and when i touced my test...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21D5S
this car stalls at stop signs when its warm i drove it about 15 miles before it did it then it didnt do it again drove it next day never stalled but ran rough at stops had scanner hooked up did not see any changes it does have obd II hook up but can only read ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01A3Y
hello-have this altima in the shop that has a p0300-and p0304 code --we gave it a good tunep and the lite comes right back on-with a p0300 or a p0304-injectors are all the same as far as resistance-could the egr cause this problem?-or is there something else t...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine lite on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
o1 pathfinder with check engine lite on. scan for codes and p1140 and p1145 retreived. replaced intake timing position sensors, top two and cam sensor as dealer recommened. lite still stays on. tested the cam position solenoids and both ok. resistance check on... Trouble codes: P1140 (in/timing sol/ckt-b1 no signal to ecu), P1145 (intake timing solenoid circuit b-2)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E84
hey guys, this one is pretty odd. this maxima came in one week ago w/ a p0300 code. located missfire at #2&#3 cyls. the coils were burnt on the side(bubbled the plastic from heat). replaced the two of them cleared the codes road tested all was good. cust. pick...
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G2HZ54143
greetings everyone. another nightmare is here i was removing the intermediate shaft,and ended up pulling the cluster thinking it would give me mor room anyway.a small job gone bad. now all assembled some of the dash backlights are out. this dash is non servic...
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L shifter VIN: 1G8ZH5280S
Hello techies this car is hard to get out of park when cold. we found some info from Identifix that talks about replacing the shifter assembly after testing the BTSI solenoid which we did. My not so great Saturn dealer isn't sure want i want. can anyboby help...

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L starting system VIN: WBADM6331X
thank you all who responded.. the problem did turn out to be with the ews..replaced ews coded and alined and car starts fine now.. thanks again for your help...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8347Y
The ecm is powered by two fuses and an ecm control relay. Unfortunately there is no protection against a short at the maf that we created. This blew out the ecm and it had to be replaced and reprogrammed at BMW. There is one place in Florida that said they cou... Trouble codes: 230 (Accel Pedal Pos sensor), 232 (Accel Pedal Pos Sensor 2 signal too high), 117 (TPS incorrect signal), 118 (Tps 1 signal too high), 119 (Tps 2 signal too high).
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K1V
Thanks for all the replies. I tried the updated plenum from Auto Parts Network, decent quality and the updated EGR tube seems like an improvement, hopefully it solves the origional problem and for $96 with everything it was worth a shot. Oil was leaking inside... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire 2263 RPM 48MPH MAP 28.6 ECT 207 STFT 8.6 LTFT 10.2 Load 30.6 Closed Loop.).
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4CW52K6W
sorry been busy forgot to close the help request. i forgot the pcv in the old intake thanks every who responded.
1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCBS14E2K
Hello all I got a ton of responses on this one. As most everyone let me know, there was a hall effect switch inside of dist. that had went bad. We used the test method that was sent to us by using a test light on B+ and touching the hall effect circuit wire to...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W8W
Thanks to the masses for all the great reply's. Too many to thank individualy, but the majority of thoughts was that the distributor was off by one or more teeth. After checking and verifying proper alignment, I did a fuel injector leak down test, by charging ...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13W62
It was as most of you guys said. A leaky injector caused the fuel to run thru the wire because the weatherpack had contained the fuel and there was nowhere else it could go. Put 6 injectors and regulator and repaired wire from injector connector(swells up the ...
1980 Chrysler LeBaron 3.7L wiring VIN: 1C3BM46E8B
Thanks to all who responded. I was able to rewire the circut and the car charged. Thanks again.
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HC56F7V
Being that this problem rarely happened & this cust not wanting to leave us with car for any extended time was not able to fix. All replies were excellent. Happy Thanksgiving!
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R6W
Sorry about taking so long to close this one out. I will tell you what we did. Because I had posted an up date already I emailed Tom, and he gave me some info about how the system works. I want to say thanks to Tom and everyone else who replied. When the probl... Trouble codes: P1698 (pcm mil request), P1716 (tcm no communication with pcm).
1993 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 2B4GH4539P
big thanks to everone who responded,Mr Pederson hit it right on,the pickup module in the distributor is weak on the low side(idle to 1200 rpm)tried a good dist and its ok all i have to do is find one around here and put it in.thanks again K.W.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16X7V
Thanks to you all for the info. But in this case I was denied an additional inspection fee to begin tear down to properly inspect intake gasket and or valve lift I have a feeling that a partially worn exhaust valve or cam lobe might be the cause but without pr...
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L limp mode VIN: 1B3EJ56H6W
Thanks to everyone that replied. Swapped relays and performed driving test trans still goes to limp mode. Problem does not occur until about 5 minutes of driving or if idling for 10 or so minutes. Checked for power and ground at control relay ground ok but no ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PINGS VIN: 1B7HF13Z4X
first of all thanks to all of you who supplied your valuable time to help me with this truck. i wish i had more information to give you guys, but i dont. we now have over six hundred miles on this truck with no failure of any kind. the customer doesnt want to ... Trouble codes: P0304.
1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L compression VIN: 4E3CS44R1M
hey guys! we took this engine apart and it is worn out. valves not seating, guides sticky, bottom end shot. customer said it was a 'good' engine. thanks for your help.
1995 Eagle Summit LX 2.4L Hesitation, BACKFIRE VIN: JE3AB50G3S
Well, we were taking a shot in the dark but have figured it out. The new distributor we installed in october was junk. Put the replacement one in this morning and the car runs perfect. Now from all the backfiring the exhaust has blown open and it needs 350 dol...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAOO64R5K we go. took a break from the vech for a few days and came back to it today. disabled the egr and drove the vech. symptom remained. removed the iac valve and watched it. seemed to function normally. cleaned it out and drove the vech for a second time....
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14Y8P
After a little more research I found a motorcraft number DY679 as the latest module. It was black in color and when I installed it the code 213 went away. However I still had the intermitant stumble problem and considering I didn't give a lot of info on the ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX07L5Y
customer did not return truck for repair but of the 11 replys recived most think that it is a bad IAC
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514X1
Thanks to all that replied to my help request. Intake gaskets took care of the problem. About 90% of the replies suggested intake gaskets. Thanks for all the help. Steve Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K22
This one's out the door, fixed. Seems I already had vehicle fixed when I posted this. Purge valve was the problem, it appears that you can't test it by applying 12v. and a ground, that doesn't open it. Even though the resistance was ok, original valve was not ... Trouble codes: P0457 (small evap leak check gas cap).
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Clutch VIN: 1GDKC34JXW
well...the dump truck is gone. Installed new GM slave cylinder and master. Bench bled the master off the truck. All is well. Thanks for the help.
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Bose Amp VIN: 3GKFK16Z93
Thanks to Tim [...], We found nothing @ the rear heater control. Pulled the counsole and found the plug to t...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GKFK16ZX4
after test driving for an extensive period of time was unable to duplicate fault. forgot to say fuel pump and filter were already replaced due to tech bull. a year ago. will reply after fault becomes more prevailing.
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Int. loss of power VIN: 1HGCB7263M
Thanks to all who replied, appreciate your help. When the car was 1st brought in, it had NO stored codes. Gave car back to customer for a [...] time and when customer returned the car for additional testing, the check engine light had been on intermittanly. Ve...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D6V
Well most of replies did say what I thought was the problem a clogged egr pipe going to the intake manifold.I removed the pipe and the idle control valve to gain accessto the small port where the pipe bolts to the intake cleaned it all out and all is well. Trouble codes: P0400, P0325.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: GMJEEP2345
Thank you for all of the suggestions. It sounds like the heater core. I will recommend that we get into the dash and look at the heater core. I will update you if it is something else. Thanks Mark
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G61H67AG8
hey thanks i fixed this car with cleaning iac.and car is great thanks eveyone . Trouble codes: N0, C0DES.
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNADC12331
well folks, the customer talked to several techs at kia and the general consensus was the t-belt and plug wires. we did the repairs but of course did not fix anything. so we had the flatbed wrecker express, at the customers request, take it back to the fine fo... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire).
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC125X3
problem ended being a bad ecm. It was sending ground to the valve all of the time. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 445 (evap purge valve short).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rpm, temp, fuel guage VIN: WDBJF55FVA
Thank you everyone who took a time for helping me. Actually it was the coolant guage which was stuck and won't let the ther guages like fuel and RPM Guage to hold it down. touched the Coolant guage and all started working. Found Coolant Guage Motor stuck and r...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBJF65F5W
Hello, this one is fixed. I replaced the brake light switch as many of you had suggested, unfortunately this did not help. I spent lots of time checking out system, ohming all wires, checked all powers and grounds, drove vehicle with scanners live data to veri...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
I ended up replacing the tube. The dealer had plenty of tubes and valves in stock. When they see this problem they replace both. Once I got the new tube, and looked at it, I was able to figure the right angle to twist it to get it out without removing the mani... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow).
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JA3AY11A4Y
I install a new MAP sensor (oem) that fix the problem. drove the car for 65 mil no MIL ligtht. thak you all for the help
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L emissions VIN: JN1CA21D6T
customer did not want to spend the money to fix this one. I want to thank the three who took the time to ofer some insight. the problem ended up being in the ecm. I receved some great info. from Joseph from oregon into how I could monitor what the system was d...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitors VIN: JN1CA21D3T
Thanks to all. The car came back today after having the customer drive it some more. Still had 3 monitors not ready. IL is like many other states, you are allowed 2 not readys. I followed James from RI drive pattern with the exception that I did it only once. ...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L magna steer VIN: 1G3GS64C31
The customer chose not to perform a fix at this time due to not being a safety item, and only happening on the highway. We told her we needed to do intrusive testing, and the approximate cost of testing. She declined further testing. Here is a summary of the r...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2TB1241T
hello all tech, thank you all, you great techs.Vicken [...] of Alberta who search the archive and came up with same exact problem I had.Yes, I had to disconnect the battery cables for one hour,t... Trouble codes: P440.
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5274W
Well, I wish we had a fixed vehicle, but the time is running out on this post and the car is still here. We replacd the coolant temp. sensor and pigtail due to minor corrosion, no change. We replaced the computer with a known good part, no change. We even repl... Trouble codes: P1599 (powertrain stall), P0744 (tcc circuit intermittant).
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Kick back at startup VIN: JF1SF65562
Well after working on this car for numerous hours I removed the starter and checked it out. All was good. When I installed the starter back in the car it never acted up again. Looks like the power or ground cables needed to be cleaned. Car has not returned. Th...
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