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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall
I got this car last week, came in with a stall hot cosern. So i varified the problem, it did indeed stall after 15 mins, checked for codes non present. So tried to start starts right back up, stalls 2 mins later, starts right back up. Then it wouldnt stall, ra...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1G6CD53B8M
I had posted an earlier help request about this same vehicle. I figured that problem out. This vehicle has an intermittent blower motor. Once the blower is working, it will work fine until the key is turned off. I then turn the key back on and it won't work. I...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L water pump bolts VIN: 1G6CD53B9N
The water pump has been replaced many times.Now some of the 6mm bolt holes are stripped in the block.I don't have any way of installing heli-coils in the block.I don't know if a standard {fractional} bolt will fit and work in place of the metric bolt. Does an...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L flywheel VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Just a quick one, will a later model post 1996 flywheel work for a 1994. PN is [...]. It has 168 teeth. Thanks in advance, this is a regular customer. Youngster restoring this S-10.
1995 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L 4 WD Fuse VIN: 1GBJK34F5S
The 4 wd fuse blows whe 4 wd is engaged as soon as button is pushed. Fuse #24 blows (frt axle actuator, 4 wd Ind. LP, aux battery relay) immediately. Installed new front actuator because of ease and the brewing snowstorm and the same condition occurred. Furthe...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1245T
Car wont start intermittently, cranks over but has no spark & no fuel. When the car started the theft light stayed on several times until restarted. We had the car in the shop yesterday & no codes were set & the car would not start when 1st in shop, theft ligh...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W6W
First Id like to thank everyone taking time to offer advice. Im working on a 1998 Chev pick-up with intermittant no-start. It is a no spark condition that seems to only occur when damp or humid. vehicle will have very dim spark signal on a snap-on in line flas...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1GCHK33R7X
Thanks to all your help in advance. This truck grinds when putting it in 4 wheel drive on the fly at speeds above 5 mph. The grinding is coming from the front diff. If you stop it will go in and stay in fine. We have replaced the swith, actuator, collar and sh...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, High NOx VIN: 1G1JC524XX
Hi guys, I have a '99 Cavalier that was sold to a customer but failed E-Test on NOx (1015ppm, limit:505ppm). HC is 16ppm and CO% is Zero. Now I do not have a 5 gas test, the car got sent out for the e-test. I have check all sensor values, the only thing that s...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L encoder motor VIN: 3GNGK26J5X
Hi all thanks in advance for your help. This truck was blowing the 4x4 fuse intermitantlyfor customer replace the fuse and all was fine everytime. Seems to blow fuse when first start truck (unverified).Then it became a dead short that we traced to the encoder ...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Driveline VIN: 1GCHK33F4X
This truck came to me after the local dealer blew it off stating the condition is normal. Customer complaint sever binding on turns when in 4WD. He stated recently running over a large rock by accident. inspected truck found some minor damage to LF axle shaft ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55K9Y
Greetings to all,this chevy will set a code for the evap system.I have smoked the system and all looks good as far as leaks go.I have went and tested the fuel cap and that also checks good.The code is po440 evap system,looking at the flow chart it says to chec... Trouble codes: P0440
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19541
Yhis vehicle is in for an emmision inspection but the light is on. The codes are for the fuel composition sensor but I cannot find one. My shopkey locator says its on the frame in the fuel lines. This truck does not have one that I can find. I have had the com... Trouble codes: P0178 (Fuel composition sensor circuit low), P0179
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Heater Performance VIN: 1GNEK13T91
This Tahoe is experiencing a lack of heater performance. Initially when vehicle came in found no matter how long the vehicle ran, the lower radiator hose (the thermostat outlet) stayed COLD at all times. At this point we put a water pump and thermostat into th...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L Starting VIN: 3GNGK26U44
Hi everybody, i have this suburban 2004 model almost brand new only 297 miles the car will start and dies immediately, the electric windows & central lock are not working too, i tested engine for codes and found two: P0622 Generator F-terminal circuit, P1626 t...
1960 Chrysler New Yorker 6.8L fuel gauge,inst lighting VIN: B103145032
i have this dinosour with inop fuel gague, but my question is about the lighting on this dash panel. i've been told by the owner that ther is some kind of lighting system that operates at around a thousand volts and the gauge unit does have some unexplained wi...
1989 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L Hesitation, bogs VIN: 1B3BC46K8K
This is my boss's mother in laws car. The vehicle has a bog on acceleration from a stop or rolling start, more when the vehicle is warm. Does not do it once the vehicle is up to speed. Scanner shows the 02 to be going lean and not comming back to rich. Checked...
1995 Dodge Spirit 3.0L wheel bearing? VIN: 1B3XA4632S
This lovley spirit was purchaced by my shop for resale. All the required safety related repairs were done in order to sell the car. We replaced both front struts and found the rf totally seperated. The brakes in the front were changed and both outter tie rods ...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4B3AU42Y9V
Hi, Thanks in advance for any help on this one. We had oil and antifreeze mixed so we replaced the headgasket and waterpump, timing belt and pulleys. Now we have 0 oil pressure. Of course I figured it was something my tech did but we started with the sender w...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 3-4 shift and overdrive VIN: 1B7HC13YIY
An older truck 1998 donated a refurbished transmission for this car and now the car won't run on gasoline (it runs only on LPG) and the cruise control won't work. No DTC's whatsoever. So I inserted the computer of the original transmission, engine runs perfect...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22X1Y
all detailed above, thanks. Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, 09305 (cly 5 misfire)
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L suspension? VIN: 2B4GP44362
Hi Guys. We are at our end with this Caravan! We have a noise in the front end that sounds like the normal faulty sway bar bushing or link. The customer replace the links and bushing, and we also replaced them just to make sure with moog components. The noise ...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D13
This truck came in last week with the check engine light on. P0351 Ign coil #1 circuit code stored. 2 good trips since set. I ohmed #1 coil and 3 other coils for referance. No significant differance. Talking to the customer I learned that the light comes on a ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil 1 Circuit)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Oil Pressure Code VIN: 3D7KU26DX4
Where is it??? This truck came in with a customer complaint that the oil pressure gauge would sometimes drop down to zero PSI, then go back up again while driving. We were able to duplicate this concern, however the mechanical oil pressure gauge we hooked up s... Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil Pressure Circuit Low)
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: 3D7MX48C56
Hey guys! Working on a Dodge in a Ford Dealership, SCARY! I have very little information on this vehicle from our FORD scan tool. I was able to pull a code of P0148 and it gave me a generic description of Fueling Error. Freeze Frame data=ECT 201 LOAD 97.24% ... Trouble codes: P0148 (Fueling Error)
1995 Ford Mustang 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP4215S
Vehicle came in on the hook after stalling on the freeway. Started right up for me need to run it about 30 mins then let it hot soak about 5 mins then it wont start. Has no spark but as soon as you unplug the SPOUT Connector vehicle starts and runs fine then y...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMEU17L7W
cts circuit from computer show 10.5 volts with dvom, scan tool shows 2.83 volts with negative 5 degrees temperture. emissions out the tail pipe has normal readings. replaced ecu same results, old ecu was checked and was proven bad.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Hi there, Let me first state this van has absolutely no drivability issues, only the two codes P0171 & P0174 too lean bank one and two, along with some messed up fuel trims. I work on many of these vans and have had great success repairing these codes in the... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank one), P0174 (Too lean bank two)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR14X0Y
hi all, i have a troublesome ford here. thanks in advance for all your help. this ranger 4.0l (x) has had the engine replaced 3 times. i inherited this job after the second motor. the first and second motor had valve train / lifter noise after install. the noi...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU75E52
hey everybody. i have this explorer in here, and i need some help from someone who knows more than i do about these transmissions. the customer complained of a slip during the 1-2 shift. this turned out to be the 2-3 shift. all other shift points were good. ch...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L rocker arms VIN: 1FDXF46P03
This truck came in for not running. thier was no oil press. I replace oil pump and oil cooler. oil press is noe 45 psi low side and 670 on high side @ idle. I performed a koer no codes. I went to test drive and only mad it 500 yards when a code p0278 cylinder ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L pats VIN: 1FTPX14566
This vehicle came in for a routine oil change and check engine light illumination. After retrieving codes with MODIS, isolated shorted EOT sensor. Performed the oil change as well, now the vehicle will not start. The red security light flashes rapidly and cons...
1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L noises VIN: 1GTDT19X3X
this truck has an obvious humming noise coming from the cpi unit particularly the return line. it is very noticable in the cab of the truck. customer has had no running problems at all. checked identifix, iatn, two other shops, my local dealer and tsb's to no ...
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L block VIN: JHMBB2252P
As always, I apreciate the help. The VIN number it is not the correct one because this car is in another country. The engine is H23a2 To those who know about this engine, it comes with a coating on the cylinders. Honda allows .25 to bore the block. And I sent ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L climatem control vents VIN: 1HCG3279WA
Hello everyone. I need some assistance with my Honda. I work at a Mercedes repair shop, so I don't have very much experience in Honda repairs. When I use my heater, I can't get any air from lower vents and now defroster vents are also not working. I was able t...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18583
This Honda Element justed started acting up last week. The customer will try to start the vehicle in the morning and it just cranks over but won't start. After cranking for an extended period of time it eventually starts. Once it starts it won't act up the res... Trouble codes: P0685 (ECM/PCM power control circuit malfunction)
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L release bearing VIN: KMHJW35FXY
ok ,my first time teachs.put new clutch kit incar ineed to know how to get the relase bearing to click in to the preasure plate? every thing is back together.please help?
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01A22
hello friends, this vehicle came in for basic service, we spotted a large tear in the intake hose between the throttle body and the mass flow sensor, there was no idle complaints or check engine light on at that time. a week later after the part came in we ins... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle speed)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACCH58E4K
Please read repair history, I know start at today, after installing a new coil and distributor cap the engine started and ran for about 10 minutes then died, I was able to restart it but it would only run for less than a minute. It is loosing spark but not ...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L cam timing VIN: JACDJ58X82
i cannot set the cam timing because there is no description about these heads.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S4S
Vehicle came in for hard start found temp sensor out of spec -198 seemed strange to be that cold but then I ohmed it and it was bad so replaced also found bad radiator and fan clutch then it started fine ran great sent home next day same thing but could not ge... Trouble codes: 22 (temp sensor volt high)
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L timing chain tensioners VIN: 1G4GL48K82
Hey to all members.This is not usually somthing i would ask for help with but im not having much luck on my own.This liberty came in with no compression on #1 cylinder so i removed the heads to find the valve seat had come out.Valve job was done on heads.Now i...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: KNDJA7232Y
I had this car a week ago, came with instrument cluster inop, check it out, had blown fuse 10 amp for a meter. replaced fuse, lasted 2 days and blew again. Is anybody had a problem like this. ??? any help apprisiated.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72371
hellow and happy holidays to all, got this sportage that came in with a misfire and a blinking mil lamp. felt like it was misfireing on 2 cylinders. pulled codes and had misfire codes for cylinders 2 & 3 as well as a random misfire code. as always didnt have t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L anti-theft VIN: SALJY124TA
This truck has already been complicated up to this point. The Rover tech that started it was fired so I've had to piece together where he was on it. Came in locked down in immobilized. No check engine, no crank, red LED in dash on flash fast.We sent the Fuel E...
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, choke stays on VIN: JM2UF1135M
If their are any import technicians that have more experance than I, maybe you can help. Student purchased a basket case Mazada truck with blown engine. Overhauled engine it runs good. During instalation we can not find where the wire for the choke coil hooks ...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22A9P
Hello gents, car came in with failure on emissions test. Hi Hc and Nox. Test with shop sun450, HC was at ~600 on scale, O2 being used was leaving ~10parts on scale. Also exhibited a slight miss on occasion. Tested O2 operation to see it switching good .2-.6 at... Trouble codes: 11 (Intake air sensor), 17 (O2 not switching)
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417W
car came in shop running poorly with dtc 170 atempted to clean mass air flow sensor and broke feeler on sensor after installed new mass air flow sensor car runs well at times but will kick a code 170 and 1170 customer also complains of lack of power on occasio... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim), 1170 (upstream o2 sensor)
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L steering pump VIN: 4F4YR12C0X
This vehicle came in with a power steering shutter. much like a ford explorer or ranger that has had the wheels turned back and fourth to many time while on a service lift, We first flushed the system and added wynns additive,it was much better, 3 weeks later ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L battery lite VIN: WDBEA30D1M
we have this car in for the battery lite gets brighter as the rpms come up along with a few others next to it. i checked charging system and its charging 13.85volts.when loading to 12volts max amp output is 75amps. i have never worked to much with these cars t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L alarm VIN: WDBRF61W11
This 203 C240 will self trigger alarm siren some time after is locked. Time can be some minutes or hours. I tested with anti-thief inclination sensor disabled and problem will continue. This car does not have a alarm internal motion sensor (or, at least, does...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L door locks VIN: WDC1631542
This vehicle originally came in on a tow truck-it stopped while driving. When we started testing we found no power to many circuits & eventually tracked the fault down to burnt out pins in the all activity module(body control). it burnt out both the module & t...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Seat heaters, wipers VIN: WDBUF70JX3
Hello, Originally I had this car in for seat heaters inoperative. The switches do nothing on the dash, and I noticed the passager seat i heating all the time. Codes were as recorded above, and I am suspecting the control unit, but not aboslutely confident it i...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L right front seat belt VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
passenger front seat belt will not uncoil...again. no children sit in this seat. it isn't being contaminated. it appears the lock/trigger/weight inside the retractor is on the wrong angle? or something. is their a better belt assembly out there? is anyone else...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L tranny noise VIN: WMWRC33452
custumer conplain of noise coming on driver side.test drive car found noise coming from tranny.depress clutch noise goes away and i am positive it the release bearing but went to know if any one as problems wiht the mini trannys.
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
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: SN1ED28Y82
Hello Everyone, I have a Nissan Exterra that is a no start. The owner drove it home with no problems then it would not start the next day. It Cranks, has spark, I hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key, I didn't see a scharder valve to check the pressure... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock sensor high)
1994 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3G2JL11TOR
This sunbird, with a 3.1 liter, runs good cold. once it warms and has been driven, it will surge, (occasonally stalling when stopping), it also has a missfire that will come and go. I've changed the O2 sensor due to the reading staying lean, but still fluctuat...
1993 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZG1574P
Hi, We have a 1993 Saturn sc with a no idle issue. Customer bought car in because it would not idle. Immediate stall as soon as foot off gas. It was even hard to shift because idle dropped so quickly. We checked obvious basics and pulled codes. We had a code...
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1271V
will start when cold (poorly)then will stall as soon as it starts to warm up . will not start again until it cools slightly . two codes are for cam sensor , but vehicle does not have . Trouble codes: P0341, P1351, P0351, P1599, P1624, P0340

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L overheating VIN: WAUBA34B7X
Well my hats off to everyone who replied. After getting the Paul [...] version, I called the dealer who originally performed the service of the t-belt and water pump. They didn't put a t-stat in, why I'm not sure. I ordered a stat and installed. Everything is...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L drivetrain VIN: WAULC68E32
I want to thank you all as you hit it on the head. The left inner cv was bad. After finally getting correct tool to take shaft out,we were able to find the bad joint. Thanks again for all of your help. This is a great source of info.
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG833XX
thanks for the advice I actually landed up replacing the Air Mas Meter and the Valve have driven car noe for about 100 miles and no Check engine light car has gone. Another happy customer.Thanks again ti IATN support Trouble codes: P0443 (Tank Venting Valve).
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Oil in Coolant VIN: 2G4WS52J11
After reviewing the many replies posted here, we pressure tested the radiator and found no leaks into or out of the transmission cooler. Realizing that there are no oil pressure ports into the heads, intake, or timing cover, we decided to change the engine for...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6FL1330L
okay, so the gm fuel pressure regulator has been discontinued, and the aftermarket units do not supply enough pressure. the customer brought the original pressure regulator in. i tapped the vacuum port to accept a 6mm bolt and capped the vacuum port. after a l...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1G6CD53B8M
Thanks for the replies. I had a bad connection at the bcm. It was the serial data line from the ECC. I repaired the connection and the ECC unlocked.
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Blower housing VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Merry Christmas!, Thank you very much for your help. The part that I had requested was actually a 'barrier' for the hvac box- the flexible fiberglass and plastic cover that bolts over the hvac box, not the metal hvac case itself. Per your advise I removed th...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start, Hard Cold Start VIN: 2G1FP22S6R
The vehicle ended up being sent to a 'wonder' tech on the other side of the state. They were also unable to find soource of problem. Customer took vehicle back to his grandparents, and there it sits. I'm sorry I have no other useful info, but apparently I wasn... Trouble codes: 82 (3X Sensor Error).
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24N1S
thanks for the help,i repl the tbi with a used one and did a motorvac service and all seems well thanks again.
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L High idle VIN: 1GCDT19W9T
Several people said to check for vacuum leaks and for the throttle body gasket being blown. I also was told to check for ground problems at the pcm. The customer has not returned for a recheck at this time. I will keep everyone posted. Trouble codes: P0122 (Tps low voltage).
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GCHC33R0V
Unfortunatly, I cant say this one is fixed at this time. My customer hasn't been able to get the vehicle back to me due to the holidays, I will be seeing it after new years. I will repost at that time if any luck. Once again, thanks for all the replies. I did ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L intake gaskets VIN: W8X2207871
thank you for all your replies. just like about all of you said recalabrating the hvac system fixed these two. i done so many of this intakes but have not had this happen before.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AG52HX1
sorry for the slow post we had to wait on the cust money problem to clear up, this ended up being the egr assy, folks thank you a bunch , iatn is the best.i cant belive ive made it all this time without it. Trouble codes: P0403 (exhuast gas recirclation control circuit).
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L steering pump VIN: 3C8FY68B22
thank you to all the techs. that replied,steve [...] you were right the reservoir screen was plugged. done and out the door. iatn is the best.
2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Theft VIN: 2C3HE66G83
6 replies, and all 6 said dealer or DRB3. Had customer tow it to the dealer. Sorry about the delay. I just talked to the customer yesterday to see what happened. As we thought, the key was not programed. Why I still don't know in as the customer swears this is...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L 2-4 solenoid VIN: 2B4GP2434Y
I thank all of you that replied to my HELP Request. James from Alabama,Terry from Missouri,Nicholas from Florida,Terry from Illinois,Don from Arkansas,and Tom from Illinois. I have seen 'BAD' Solenoids before, however I have not seen one that continually chang...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y21
It was the Reman PCM, I love wasting time on a problem when you get it right the first time and get a bad Dealer part with the same problem, thanks for all the help on this one got a lot of useful information I can use later.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L long crank time
sorry to take so long.i updated this post 2 weeks ago, but i guess it never made it through cyberspace! on the glow plug issue, one of my guys replaced the controller and started the truck while it still had a shorted glow plug, which i later diagnosed and rep...
1972 Ford mustang 351CID Mechanical VIN: 2F04H14828
Many Thanks go out to the 22 Techs that replied with their thoughts on this subject. From the research that I've done on Rhino Engines, I think they offer a very good product for the money. They offer a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty with full coverage for ...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Starter VIN: 1FTHX26M1L
Looks like I won't be fixing this truck after all. I got several really good suggestions, some I had already tried but I had not thought of the bellhousing dowels. I checked the bellhousing bolts, they were all tight, I then loosened them and checked to see if...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6536S
Pin 46 at rear of ecu seperated from inside. Note pin 46 is return signal to ecu for ect,iat,tps and other various sensors. fix was replacing ecu. Thanks to every one for the help. Trouble codes: 158 (maf high voltage).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FMFU18L7V
well it looks alot like rain.water intrusion is the culprit.SHORTING IN FUSE BLOCK.replaced fuse block under dash due to visable MOISTURE AND corrossion FOUND IN CONNECTOR OF FUSE BLOCK WHEN WE DISCONNECTED FUSE BLOCK.WE WERE LOOKING FOR THE CAUSE OF A PARASIT...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
This should really just be an update , but I will have to close it for now . The customer had other vehicle problems and needed his truck .It was quite intermittent so he wasn't too worried . I really didn't get a chance to follow up on the repair . I will get... Trouble codes: K0E0.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L engine VIN: 1FYSS34L8W
thanks for all the help . i am going to try going through the front of the body. either way sounds like fun. the info defintly help termendously.
2001 Ford WINNIBAGO 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FCNF53SX1
thanks to all who replied.found out that some v-10 motors do have vct and others without have egr valve.tested catalytic converter and found to be plugged in center,replaced catalytic converter.problem fixed.again thanks to all because three different ford dea...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU73E02
The nightmare has ended. Only got one reply to this one, What it ended up being is the primary guide has a guide pin in the center of it. When we removed it half of it stuck in the block,when the new one was installed it pushed it into the oil galley. Luckly w...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer 4wd VIN: 1FTXR15U32
I found moisture in the right lower panel, and found the 4WD module had green corosion in the module connectors, cleaned it but worked for about an hour then ordered a connector and new module and fixed the problem. Thanks. Eddie
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L ignition switch VIN: 1GKDT13W4W
Thanks for all the help responses. The switch that everyone mentioned steered me in the right direction. It turned out that a broken wire going into the switch was the problem. Thanks again for all good suggestions. Paul
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power windows VIN: 5FNRL18014
Thanks for replies. We had ordered pass. side multiplexer only $86.00 our cost. I had thought this would be the problem because the door switch needs power to be applied to activate switch. Just wasn't sure because of logics or possibility of a code being stor...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L air bag light VIN: KMHWF25V2Y
I received 4 replies. Everyone said it was the ppd sensor. Everyone was right. The new sensor fixed this one. The resistance specs are very broad, but this new sensor measures over 1M ohm with no weight and 1.5K ohms with me sitting in the seat (150lbs.). Sinc...
1996 Isuzu NPR 5.7L front wheels lock VIN: 4KLB4B1R0T
thanks to brent ted and chris they were right master was slightly applied. the push rod wasnt adjustable so i shimed the master cylinder out with some washers test drove it 30 miles and all seems good thank to all who replied
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L electronic governor VIN: 1J4GZ58S0V
Thank you for all of the help on this truck. Unfortunatley, I can't post a fix, the vehicle isn't fixed yet. the owner is strapped for money and we haven't been able to procede. some of the answers pertained to bad grounds, open circuits and bad solenoids and ...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Engine VIN: KNAGD12893
Thank you to all ho sent mail. The fix was that the cam shaft ran out of oil for lubrication. NEW MOTOR time. Thank to all.
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22273
After verifing the cam and crank signals at the ECM, we decided that there is a problem with the ECM itself. We sent the vehicle to the dealer as the ECM is under warranty. Thanks to all that responded. When I get conformation of what fixed the vehicle, I will... Trouble codes: P1403.
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L abs VIN: JTJHA31484
Special thanks to Jim from Iowa, I checked and it did have this service campaign done but it was about 45,000 miles ago, I sent him to the dealer because they would warranty it again because Lexus is so nice. Again thanks to Jim for noticing my codes were 2 se...
1995 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD461XS
first off thanks to Terry and everyone else that responded.now here's the fix,I had the crank pulley on backwards! the pulley goes on with the flange toward the balancer not the engine! when installed backwards it look like it is right but its not! was also in...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J01
Thanks for all the email on this one its a very common problem.with most mercedes models. sent the car to the dealer and the cust. called me back to tell me it was the cat. she is happy because it is covered Thank again. Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (303 -), 303 (306 -), 306.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
Thanks everyone for the replies. Nick and Kevin said to flush the trans, but we didnt go that way because it was suppose to have been done at the last shop. Well we thought we would will flush it 'again' before we tore into the tranny. And its been on the road...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AC54LBY
thanks to the replies. i replaced the idle air solenoid and all seems to be well. hot idle counts are down to 15, with no stalling.
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01C7P
Sorry for the delay, the fix for this vehicle was a second hand ECM, how ever I had changed almost every thing my fellow Techs told me to. Thanks once again.
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