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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Cam Adjuster VIN: WAULT64B52
AUDI techs. I need your help on this 3.0l v-6! Bent valves in bank 1 (cyl 1-3) 1,500 Mi after new timing belt installation. (Yes, we have tha factory tools to lock the cams in place.) Found the bolts loose and backed out on the B1 exhaust cam gear/adjuster. Th...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Heated seats VIN: WBAAM333XX
I have recently bought this vehicle and am looking for the most economical way to repair/replace the heated seat grid. Ran through all the tests and the heat grid itself is bad. I can buy a used heated seat for half of what it would cost to buy just the heat g...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L warning lamps on VIN: WBAGH83471
intermittent warning bell comes on- 2 red lights on instrument cluster come on-then brake light , triangle warning light ,trac light and failsafe message displays. no obd codes set when problem occurs. vehicle computer apparently seeing loss of communication i...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, NO PCM COMMUNICATION VIN: 1G4HP52L1R
Thanks for any input on this strange one! Customer brought car into us complaining of not being able to start the car twice at church. She said it cranks okay, but would not start after tring 2-3 times. She then went back into church waited for a tow truck and...
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L multipal sys VIN: 2G4WF5518Y
this car came to us for rear brake grind ,replace brakes customer picked up vehicle next day customer returned asking us to tighten his battery cables because his car failed to start at bank he claimed he left the cables loose from his home battery install/tig...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y3T
Car came in with a no start and theft deterant problem car may not restart message on IPC.Could not communicate with any computer on class 2 data line with TECH 2 or IPC.Diagnosis is to unplug all modules and check data line for ground or short to power,both O...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1FP23T1L
hi guys, i got this camaro in my shop that was barely running. when it did, black sooty smoke out the tailpipe and loading up like crazy. customer informed me that this car sat for some time. anyways i changed the plugs, oil, map sensor, o2 sensor, distributer...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L distributor blockoff VIN: 2G1WN52X0S
Help!!Distributor blockoff is leaking oil..can't be repaired without removing head?anyone know any shortcuts to replacing o-ring on this thing?removed plenum and intake,pulled assembly out as far as I could,not enough to get to o-ring..tried rtv,still leaks.is...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14MXT
This vehicle came in with multiple misfire codes and was in dire need of a tune -up due to the lack of any preventitve maint. original spark plugs evident arcing on many wires etc. Naturally thinking this would be and easy in and out tune up it has become the ... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire 5 cylinder)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L battery isolator VIN: 2345678901
Hi all, I would like to get some ideas (experience results) on electronic battery isolators. I would like to choose a unit that if it fails, alternator will still charge the main battery. Also unit will not have much voltage drop (heat up) and voltage spike....
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L under intake manifold VIN: 1G1ND52M6X
I noticed a small puddle of coolant at the rear of the engine under the intake manifold. I cleaned it up and put 15psi into the coolant reservoir tank and it dropped to 14psi and held for over 30 minutes and I found no leaks. Took car for a 5 mile test drive a...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine noise VIN: 1GCGS14571
ok chevrolet people, i need your help. vehicle came in with what seems to be a rocker arm noise (top end, right in the middle of the engine) removed valve cover for inspection, all tight. figured it was a lifter, removed head, sent to machine shop for complete...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22G02
car towed in no start. fuel pressure perfect. no spark no inj drive. master tech reads crank rpm then all of a sudden starts right up. then right then right back to crank & no-start Trouble codes: P1626
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S73
Hi everybody this one has me twisted. Checked data stream and everything looks normal. vehicle holds back under accel. The more gas you give it the more it holds back. I actually got the vehicle to slow down going down hill while accelerating. There are no tra... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P1171 (fuel system lean during accel.), P0300
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Dash Gauges VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
After degreasing the engine, Dash Gauges work for about ten seconds then drop. Odometer and Trans indicator go blank. Cycling the key brings back tach, speedometer, fuel gage, temperature gauge, odometer and shift indicator. Scanned for codes and recieve P169...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Ventilation mode VIN: 2C8GF68404
Vehicle came in with Auto temp control mode door not moving. Whether in manual or auto mode door/s do not move. Flow is stuck mainly out panel vents. Alldata and Michell are limited as is the Modis. I see 3 actuators on the drivers side and at least the top ...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L shift interlock and windsheild washers VIN: 2C4GM48L65
windsheild washers have power for both front and rear washers off the only pump but we have no grounds for either side. wiring diagram does not show how the ground comes thru the integrated power module, can anyone explain how this works? part 2 shift interloc...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
this started about 2 weeks ago. guy drops his truck to get correct sized alternator installed. would not start from parking lot. this thing has fuel and fire, no bent valves detected during cylider leak down test, little better than mediocre compression and sh...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R8V
This vehicle came to the shop with states codes. Problem occures randomly. If I test drive it for several miles, it will act up after about 15 miles of highway driving. Checked wave-form on all injectors and everything looks good, do not see any voltage spikes... Trouble codes: P0204 (Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 4), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected)
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L No Start, No Spark VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
Vehicle came in Cranks no-start. Fuel pressure OK - No spark at Plugs - Pulled coil wire at distributor & checked for spark - none - I substituted a GM coil wire I had laying around & I get spark at the dist end of this wire.So I put it in the dist - I still g...
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...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Passanger's power window VIN: 1FTEX15N0M
I am basically an import tech but occationally get a few domestics. This one belongs to a good friend at church (the worst kind of customer's car to work on). The passanger's window will go down but not up. Checked switches, fuses, wiring, connections, grounds...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L thrust bearing VIN: 1FTEF15N8T
1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L starting vechile VIN: 2FALP7363T
when cold vechile tries to start barely catches and dies this happens around a dozen times then catches. know if you put your foot on the gas while its trying to catch you can hear popping out the intake. fuel pressure key on is 42 psi and doesn't change while...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS3151V
Vehicle came if for intermittant misfire. Customer agreed for tune up (new plugs ann brand new coil over plug boots), still misfiring. Cleaned up MAF, checked for vacuum leaks - good. P0300 Random Misfire. Scan Data gives the following freeze frame: RPM 222... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Mulitple Misfire)
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L tcc VIN: 2FMZA51U7W
This Windstar is a friends and we put in a new TCC solenoid(white connector F7OZ-7G136-AA) because it had a code P1742. After 100 + miles the same code set so he installed a different solenoid (blue connector) and now the code is back. TIA Dave [...]
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L air bag VIN: 1FMZU34E0V
air bag light was on. had a passenger air bag open code. while we were waiting for the air bag to come in the customer had a new key made with the transponder built in to it so you have to reprogram the key to the car.we replaced the air bag and the code went ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L diff or t-case VIN: 1FMZU83P41
Hi, we have this 01 Explorer with fulltime 4WD that has a whine noise which SOUNDS like it is the front diff. We replaced all 6 bearings in the front diff and reassembled. The ring and pinion showed no signs of trouble and the front wheel bearings are not nois...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer 4wd VIN: 1FTXR15U32
the transfer case won't shift into 4wd. no indicator light, no power going to the transfer shifter motor. checked wiring, fuses, relay and can't find the shorted wire, or maybe the 4wd drive control is bad. how to check the control, without replacing it, or ca...
1984 GMC C-7000 7.0L No Start VIN: 1GDJ7D1E8E
This one's for all heavy truck mechanics. Truck lost all power and no spark is evident after multiple checks of the primary and secondary ignition systems. I found only two strands of 16 ga. wire attached to the "TACH" terminal at the HEI cap and repaired. No ...
1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L 4-2 cut loose VIN: 1GTEK19RSY
First let me say thanks in advance for your time reading this post. Vehicle downshifts to second gear accroding to scan tool data, above 60 mph hard accel 3/4 throttle and above, just revs to rev limiter until you back off throttle, then catches third gear, ow...
2000 GMC C6500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJ7H1D3Y
This truck illuminates MIL w/ P1221 and P1120; also will default to limp-in and illuminate "POWER LOSS" light when code sets. I have very limited data for this vehicle. What I do have tells me that P1221 must be addressed first. Neither of my scanners will p... Trouble codes: P1120 (TPS 1 less or greater than calibrated value), P1221
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L running lamps VIN: 5FNYF28176
Hi there, I'm in Ontario, Canada. client has bought car on e-bay from the U.S. in order to me Standards it reqs daytime running lamps, in Ontario the main beams are illuminated at approx 60% during daytime, there are universal modules to wire into car, but all...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L booster VIN: KMHWF25H43
customer said pedel was hard first thing in morning then got better when drove a ways.I could not replicate problem.I was wondering if there were problems with boosters on these cars.I don't usually see this problem.Usually see they work or not hot or cold not...
1985 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 2.1L cylinder head VIN: 1JCBL7824F
I have an 85 Jeep Cherokee 2.1 turbo diesel with a cracked cylinder head...which is seemingly made out of unobtainium. Looking for options here. Engine was fully rebuilt at 120K and in good shape other than the crack which goes from the precombustion chamber t...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY19S9V
car will have no injector pulse, immediately retry to start and starts right up. wait a few minutes and the same problem with happen again. I have tested the map sensor and the tps sensor. anti theft system is always off, aftermarket alarm seems to be working ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G2485SX
Car just bought it and has misfire on cyl #3 compression on cyl 3 145 psi all rest are 145 -150 psi. I checked injectors signal fuound same pattern on all checked current to ignition coil primary circuit found same pattern on 3 coils, this engine has a large c... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl. 3)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine? VIN: SALTY124XX
Vibration felt through vehicle whether standing still in neutral or park or driving along, mostly felt between 1,000 to 2,000 rpm range,, once faster or up to hwy speed it pretty much dissapears. Engine running fine, no mil or codes. Crankshaft pulley/balancer...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L master cylinder assembley VIN: JT6HT00W9Y
After replacing rear pads and bleading system we have a break fluid leak coming from under the master cylinder area. Bled breaks per instructions from mitchell a second time. Customer returned 2 weeks later with same problem brake fluid leaking from under mast...
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L oil leak VIN: JT8BD69S11
hello fellow techs. i have this 2001 lexus gs300 which has an oil leak coming down between the engine and tranny, just like a rear main seal leaking. i have pulled the tranny and replaced both the rear main and frt. tranny seals. with the tranny off, i inspect...
1987 Lincoln Continental 5.0L dash illuminatio VIN: 1LNBM97FXH
Thank you in advance. I have this lincoln that has no dash illumination-digital. It blows fuse # 16-4a. This fuse first goes to the cluster, then to a/c control head, to the message center and finaly to the radio. With out the cluster pluged in, all is good,pl...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V9T
Hello all, had this car towed in was at 2 other shops, is unclear what they did or found. what customer told me was was running (ok) shut off noticed glowing under car. they removed exhaust. I tried to start sounded like has good compression. has spark acts li...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM81W2Y
Good afternoon, and thanks for the help in advance!! I have this towncar thats got me going crazy! Car was towed in foR A no cracking condition no power was being sent to starter, replaced ignition switch thinking that would fix it!! Boy was I wrong, well it t...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L complete van VIN: 4M2ZV111XW
need help !!! you all know when it comes to family members car something will go wrong. van was brought in for front brakes tech found c/v boots broken. replaced drive axles with reman units customer picked up van and started driving about 10 miles and van sta...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4BU31D2S
i need some help from a nissan parts expert on whether an engine from a 2000 altima will fit and work correctly, and what modifications if any are necessary, i have a 95 model with a melted engine and a great deal potential;ly on an engine from a 2000 model, s...
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3H52KXW4
car died found that there was no fuel pressure checked voltage at pump was 12.2 ground check ok i replaced pump and sending unit and fuel filter ran good came back 2 day later with same problem. OK bad napa fuel pump replaced pump again 2 days later back again...
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3HN52K1X
This vehicle originally came in with stalling at stop and ses light is on. We found two tps codes. Tps measured .33 at idle. Tps was replaced and now measured at .45. Car test drove well and was returned to customer. Three days later car is back with ses light... Trouble codes: P0122 (p1107-), P1107 (p1122-), P1122 (testing and results)
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1246V
As i stated #1-#2 injectors were leaking with a customer complaint of gas smell. Replaced #1-#2 injectors with new ones. Engine automatically developed misfire on #3-#4 Cyc. After a Hmmm. Swapped #1-#2 To #3-#4 Vise-Versa. Engine Miss went to #1-#2. Got two ne... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
this car came in with a no crank condition. the starter was replaced and now car starts. this problem was also there with the old {orginal} starter!!! when cranking engine over, not every time, the engine sounds as if it is compression locking. it will always ...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V4W
Help to toyota techs. I am trying and i repeat trying to change the vsv for the egr valve. I have been playing with this for some time now and am getting nowhere. This is 4x4 so i don't know if that makes a differnece but i cant even see the damm thing. Any he... Trouble codes: P0401
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Stall VIN: JTEHH20V43
Hello Very clean lady's car. After rebuilding engine low end because oil sludge ruining crank bearings I was very happy because engine was running just like new after repair. I usually test drive at least about 30 miles after this kind of work. Problem sta...
1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWRL21H9P
Vehicle gets poor mileage. Black soot forming on rear of vehicle. VAG-COM (Ross-Tech)software and interface report no lambda reading. Reading stays at 1.0 all the time. Replaced ECU with a used one and all was good for a year.All grounds are good,HO2s wiring i... Trouble codes: 00525 (No lambda reading)
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: VWZ5Z6P006
Hi Guys this is not a normal request as this is a US imported vehicle back into Ireland and the specs are different here. We normally use blaupunkt radios and i have no problems with the radio codes for them. Unfortunately no one can help me this side of the A...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
car has returned 3 times since cam belt was replaced - out of camshaft timing - 2 teeth the first time, 2 teeth the second time and 4 teeth this time - belt appears tight and in good condition - we replaced the tensioner and waterpump at the first belt job. I ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shutters at stops VIN: WVWPD63BO1
coming to stop, engine shutters, rpms drop and almost dies then pick back up and runs fine, no codes, cleaned and adapted throttle body no change. also customer complaining of engine whine when accelerating, shifing wrong when accelerating and decelerating, ha...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5345W
This car came to us with a tapping/light knocking noise. It did not sound like the typical 850/70 tappet noise. It did have the same frequency as a tappet noise but it is a little deeper sound. We got approval to remove the upper cam cover and inspect. Once we...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Have a 1998 V70 Cross Country model here. It has a very intermittent issue where it will stumble at idle. Feels like a misfire but no misfire codes set. It happens very quickly and car is back to running how it should within about 2 seconds. customer states so...
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56DXX
The car was at other shop with the complaint of the check engine light, they said that they found a bad Catalyc converter and they install a new Cat. covered under warranty. Then the light came on again and was this codes , the customer this time took the car ... Trouble codes: P0140, P1132 (O2 sens. Heater....)
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L odometer light VIN: YV1RS58D42
This Volvo has a odometer light that is out you can see the led are on but no back light , before I start taking this thing apart I would like to know if these bulbs are serviceable? Thanks
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L door ajar light VIN: YV1V527544
Hello there Volvo gurus, I seem to have an unusual problem here. This 2003 Volvo S40 has a door ajar light on in the left side of the dash. The lock and alarm module has a code ID 64 with no description. The interesting thing here is when the Baum CS 2000 scan...

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1993 Audi V8 Quattro 4.2L timing belt VIN: WAUBV84C1N
after consulting the audi maunauls we found that the early 4.2l was diffrent in setting the belt tension. it was 139mm just like the a8 4.2l. after setting tension and replacing both cam sprocket bolts due to slightly bent condition we started engine and the n...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D2Y
Well if any body can explain this one I like to hear from you. As mentioned this car had 9 codes and broken converter pipe bank 1 (right side) we replaced this pipe along with the front o2 sensor. the Problem is we had a code p1118 instantly which is bank 2 le...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4GD2219S
hello fellow techs i'm closing out this tech mail with no answer so far all the help offered has not fixed this car yet. although all the advice i recieved was helpful it did not fix this cars problem thanks to all who replied & when i find this answer i will ...
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52MXV
First I would like to thank everyone that replied to my request for help. We did find a problem with the engine vacuum in that the valve adjustment was tight and not allowing valves to properly seat. After adjusting valves and re-running the evap test still ha... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L abs system VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Hi Fellow Techs, Thanks to all that replied with suggestions concerning my ABS problems with the 1996 Chev Blazer. Ross hit the nail on the head and the problem is in the ABS modulator. I'm trying to locate a good used one as the dealer price for new is throug...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WW12M3V
sorry took so long to get back to every one. Looks like the guys who said the lower intakes where the problem where right. Found some coolant mixing with the oil. Replaced lower intake gasket and fixed the problem. Thanks for all the help and quick response. Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19R7W
I appreciate everyones help. The fix was having the truck programmed for a eight cylinder instead of a six.With the help of a good friend ,he led me to G.M.'s web site and when we punched in the calibration number it said it was a bad number for the truck we h... Trouble codes: P.0.3, P.0.3.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
First, thank you for all 26 replies. Some of the replies I recieved were sugessting pretty basic things like plugs, cap, rotor, and wires, and this reminded me that when frustrated, always go to basics first! I truely appreciate the reminder to start the diagn... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306.
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GNDXO3E91
This vehicle is fixed and gone. After some time of checking everything, finally tracked down problem. Found a partially broken wire coming out of the junction box controlling the PSD's. Repaired wire and all is well. This would explain intermittent problem. Th...
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L drive -axels VIN: 1GCDT13W92
Hallo my freinds tech. I would like to thank all the freinds tech.that helped to share theire opinion with me Im really gratefull.Beside Im sorry it took me longtime to answer back but the problem is the client didnt come back yet to the shop ,he said he will ...
2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L rear of truck VIN: 1GBFG15T15
First, thanx for the 14 replies, I talked to my service guy and he told me he would order a chrome plated slip yoke and he would call me when the part comes in. Gary
1996 Chrysler Intrepid ES 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH56F2T
I have currently check everything anyone can think of that does not require major engine or trans dissasembly. Still have not found the problem.
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L extended crankinhg VIN: 2C3HD46R5X
Thank you to all that replied and offered help and input. The problem ended up being fuel injectors seeping durning a heat soak. I had suspected this after the orignal repair becasue the customer stated he didn't think the hard starting was an issue before t...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2B6HB21Y5R
hi, mike [...], chist both of you hit right on it, it was a wrong cat. they put it on 1 year ago, got the new one put on it fly right though nox went down to 100 , thanks to all of you who post it ,special mike and christ. iatn is the best, wish all of you ha...
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L Transmission VIN: 2B4HB15Y4S
Thanks for all the responses. I had several good responses for internal work, but since I don't do that. We just installed a reman and sent them happily down the road. I just do not want to worry with the liability of internal work when I do a reman it becomes...
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG22Y6W
Thank you to the four men that took the time to reply to this post. We found that the pcm was failing causing the faults that we were experiencing. How we arrived at this conclusion is as follows. During the test drives this truck would almost always exhibit t...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7KC2664W
Sorry guys. Customer has not yet returned vehicle for further tests. I was hoping to solve this one but customer has stated that he can not miss his truck for one day. He will notify me when he can. I will update this post when that happens. I did receive some... Trouble codes: 1693 (DTC detected in PCM).
1990 Ford Ranger S Plus 2.9L Engine VIN: 1FTCR11TXL
Thank you to all that replied. I did remove the valve covers & found both cylinder heads cracked. The customer decided not to repair the vehicle.
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A5M
Thanks to all tree of you that answer. Even this vehicle had some other problems, the stall problem was fixed with new Ig Module. However the intermitent no start problem still there. What I descovered is that when the car won't start, the voltage to the Crank...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Valve Lifters VIN: 1FTDX1724V
This engine is like all others in the aspect of 0 valve lash at any given spot in camshaft revolution. It just goes to show you anything is possible in this line of work. I have never seen an engine where all of the lifters were bad. A few were obviously bad b...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1729W
As I did not have the tool to set cam sensor I advised the customer to go to the dealer, As for the metal sensor setting a code I was advised this was because of Plug wires being near the sensor & picking up electrical pulses, Changing to a plastic sensor didn... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor).
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMPU16L81
followed instructions from steve and disconnected speed servo found servo and connector melted. replaced fuse 5 a/c now works ok and no longer burns fuse 5. customer will take vehicle to ford dealer to have servo speed fixed. thanks for all the replaies i reci...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8R
tried iac motor but did not fix truck. then tried ignition coil fix truck runs great more power than ever before thanks all for your help
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11483
thanks for the replies, sorry it took a while to close the post, but i was waiting on range rover to replace the cats under warranty, finaly got them replaced and test car for ove 300 miles, all is good now. The cats where cloged and also falling apart inside,...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T0R
Thanks to all. I replace the ecm and the mas with used parts. The car is fixed,however i do not know what part fixed it Thanks again Joe
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JTB53JSG0W
Hi everybody, thank you for all the helps almost everybody suggested to replace the pedal acceleration sensor which fixed the problem and all is well. Thank you again. Best regards Trouble codes: P1120 (No description), P1121 (No description).
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L front suspension VIN: 5LMFU27RX3
thanks to everyone who emailed suggestions. i repaired the navigator front air suspension due to your help. it had a very small leak at the passenger side air spring that was detected only by using a tire leak detector spray. thank for the help. troy [...]...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MEFM75W5X
all of you were correct...this was an erronious data line on the mastertech tool screen.it also did have a bad iac valve..thanks for all of the support.mark
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L sensor VIN: 1MECUX2W04
My customer has decided to sell his Mountaineer instead of putting this rims on it. Turns out that the sensors in the wheels wont work due to diffrent systems. Customer did not want the expense of swaping sensors from his old rims. 2006 Rims use CAN and have s...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: D71T838056
thanks for all the responses. car was returned to nissan dealer to reflash computer,then we replaced bank 1 cat. , reset mil and the car is now ok. again thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0420.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Twice module VIN: YS3EF4823X
Thanks to all who took the time to reply.The vehicle is now running with the installed used twice module.The programming should be done in the order that dustin described.Spare part programming in twice first then program immobilizer. the problem with this veh...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1VK13E4P
Thank you all for helping with this problem car it was a nightmare. the customer decided to purchase an ecu and this fixed the vehicle. he has been in touch several times and said it was working great. thank again
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Engine VIN: 4TANL42NXW
Thanks guys for the replies, looks like the next step is to check the oil pressure cold and hot and see if there is a problem, with the mileage it might be a timing chain problem, customer had to pick up the vehicle, again thanks for the help
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L chain adjuster VIN: WVWAC63B81
Thanks to all who replied. Since we had good oil pressure and the adjuster was new guessed with the help of a couple of the posts that we were loosing oil pressure at the tensioner due to an obstruction. As per Mark' suggestion we found the small screen on the...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M43
well we got a bunch of good responces, apparently Bosch have some problems with these parts. we again replaced with bosch part, all appears good at present. thanks again. Brian. Trouble codes: 16845 (mass airflow sensor).
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LS5725T
As always, thanks to all who took the time to respond. It turns out this car was in an accident recently and the radiator was damaged. The coolant and antifreeze were mixing in the radiator. This sludged up the radiator and the engine was overheated and warped...
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