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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs light on VIN: JH4KA9647V
Hello fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your time. I have an Acura with abs light comes on after about 40 seconds of the pump running and trying to purge air or build pressure. The code im getting now is code 1 which in alldata has a very simple flowchart th...
2006 Acura RL 3.5L Instruments VIN: TH4KB16566
Information center is displaying "Service needed B12". The Owner's manual say this is for some required maintenance, tire rotation, air filter, inspections and the like. It suggested the vehicle should be taken to the dealer to have the work done because the k...
1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L ABS system VIN: WAUGD08B6L
Hair pulling time! Customer has had ABS malfunctions of various types for the past few years. In the past 12 months, the wheel speed sensors have been replaced one at a time. The old sensors each tested bad. When the car came in this time, it would pull badly ...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Radio VIN: WBABJ5329R
I have this 325IC Convertable. Radio dispays "CODE". Radio serial # is [...] . BMW says code is #44621 . I enter the code and sometimes it will beep before the whole thing is entered, Sometimes not. Thinking it was Locked, I turned it on with ign on for o...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37441
I am going nuts with the problem please help Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim), 238 (misfire in cylinder1), 239 (misfire in cylinder3)
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Interior lights VIN: 1G4CW53L6M
Hi There, The owner of this car states that the same day he bought this car the interior lights came on when he opened the door when he got home and would not go off ever since. He simply pulled the two 15amp fuses and the one 40amp fuse for the interior ligh...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW5219R
hi guys, a little help is needed. this car came to me after sitting for about 18 months, no trouble codes, fuel system has normal pressure. good spark. no injector toggle but has power at the injectors with the key on. at times when i turn on the key i will ge...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L5S
Vehicle dropped off with complaint of stalling. Verified complaint. Parking lot turning vehicle will stall with no misfire or stumble.(CUT OUT) Customer says it also happens when turning onto side streets and has happened driving down the road at 30mph. Vehicl...
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1G6KS5331L
car wsas in the shop and we first thought the camshaft was bad, pulled cover and rockers go up / down, replace plug and wire twice compression test was between 130-150, cap look and appear O.K. Thanks for any advice
1993 Cadillac Seville 4.9L air distribution VIN: 1G6KS52B0P
air temperature is normal, but in any function ie. panel, defrost, or floor, air deflection is always from windshield and floor duct,,, all test lead to a bad acp module,, has anyone ever tried a used one with any luck ,, new part is $325.00 our cost.. any hel...
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Dash Displays VIN: 1G6KY5298S
A liitle help needed from the Cadillac Techs out there! This vehicle is experiencing battery run-down due to the Dash Instrument cluster not shutting down key-off. Specifically, the Fuel Computer, the DIC, and the HVAC Control head stay powered up, but not oth...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L engine noise VIN: 1G6KF57981
hi guys, this 2001 cadillac dts has a 4.6l 32 valve northstar engine. it came in with a misfire code, had original plugs so we did a maintenance tune up, motorvac fuel injection flush & sent him on his way. runs perfect, lots of power, no mil request BUT: "eve...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Runs Rich VIN: 1G1YY3185K
I need a little help here guys. This Corvette came in with MIL on and code for MAF and Rich Ex. It has a bad surge at idle from 850 to 500 and its running rich. It had a miss at idle and scope showed 3 cylinders with an occasional miss. Plugs were black so I r...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Fuel gauge stays on, alam chimes don't work VIN: 2G1WN54T7N
This is a tough one. The customer complaint is the battery goes dead if the car sits for more than a day. Additionally (and these may or may not be related) the alarm chimes don't work (we replaced the chime module and they still don't work), the anti-lock bra...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Driveline noise
This Suburban has a noise in the driveline between 62 and 75mph. It sounds similar to having just the rear windows on a vehicle down while driving on the highway. While driving the noise is loud in the front, quiet in the middle, and loud in the rear. You can ...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L unknown VIN: 1GNDXO3E4W
Van runs OK when cold to warm - after 10 minutes or 5 km. running and engine is warm it starts to surge erratically when driving or at idle and may also stall out. Fuel filter and pressure is OK. 1 code PO172B fuel trim sets after bucking and surging. O2, TPS,...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Charging VIN: 2GTEK19R2W
customer comes in and wants the fuel pump replaced in his p/u due to noise (it was loud). we replaced the pump with a carter complete module (new). customer picks up the p/u and comes back and say's the noise is still there. so i go on a test drive with the cu...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDTI3W3X
Hi, good folks. This 99 Blazer works fine in auto 4WD, but if you put it in 4HI, or 4LO, the front wheels slip. There are no codes, the pushbuttons light up normally indicating a completed shift and you can even hear the shift. It is important to note that YES...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L compressor VIN: 1GNDT13S32
Vehicle came in with no R134A in the system. Another shop recomended to replace the compressor. I put in about 1.5 lbs of R134A and when the AC cluch kicks in, the engine rpm slows down and will stall. If i hold the rpm to 1500, when the AC clutch kicks in,...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfer case VIN: 1GCHK23U03
Hello everyone, thanks for taking the time to help. I have a 03 2500HD with no 4wd. When I hook-up my scanner, I have no communication with the transfer case module. I checked all fuses, I checked and cleaned ground at body mount under driver door. I have powe...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L cylinder slave VIN: 1G1JC12F54
hi this is my vehicle. the slave cylinder broke so the cluth pedal stay down all the time. I already bought the slave but it came with a letter that say is their a bulletin about this condition telling that replace the master that cause the slave to fail. if s...
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.8L no heat VIN: 2G1WX15K04
after upper and lower intake gaskets and water pump the heater won't get hot. heater hoses stay cold. have tried differant w/p and lots of bleeding with no help. hope someone has had this problem. THANKS.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GCHK29275
Hello group, This truck belongs to a good friend of mine and although it is still under warranty he is going out of his mind because the dealer has not been any help. Since new he has had to replace the fuel filter every 2-3k miles!!! The truck loses power so ...
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56F0T
hey guys i have this chrylser it will start fo a second then shut off if i unplud map sensor car will run i replaced plugs all loaded with gas i replaced idle control motor fuel pressure is at 48 lbs whatb is the correct fuel pressure?help please also no codes...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46R52
Vehicle towed would not start : Spark on only one cylinder ( ceter front )Tested cam & crank sensors . Replace ecm and reprogramed vin with modis. And did not change any thing . Got hard up and replace both cam # crank sensor even through gave a syn signal . D...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G03
Hello all I have this PT cruiser in the shop with a check engine light on and code p0340. I have cleared the code and it comes back after about 50 miles. I have looked at all the conections and have found nothing abnormal. This started after cust. became stuck... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor circuit failure)
1978 Dodge D150 5.9L over charging VIN: W17BF85234
hi group this thing will burn out voltage regulators in about 5 minutes, customer had replaced alternator and regulator with a cheap brand, i installed alternator and regulator and charging voltage at idle is 13.2 volts, when you bring up rpm voltage shoots to...
1991 Dodge W250 5.9L p/s pump VIN: 1B7KM268XM
The Dodge truck in this help request has had a history of power steering pump failures. The pump will begin to make a whineing noise,then progressively lose assist power. The local dodge dealer has replaced several pumps in the past 3 years. This spring was th...
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GH45R4N
Towed in, no start. No fuel pump activation, bypassed open in B+ feed to fuel pump from relay. Fuel pressure 40-50 lb with scan tool activation, 45 lb at idle (later). No start no spark now. No cam sensor signal, scoped, no signal. Replaced with stranded part ...
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GH45R5R
Van can in orginally with engine light coming on (code 41), running poorly, no acceleration, lacking powerr, etc... Was not drivable. Tested and found PCM was shorting out when hot (tap it and it would act up). Took old PCM apart and was overheated. Replaced w... Trouble codes: 41 (Generator field not switching properly)
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L into first VIN: 1B3HD46T5S
This is my personal vehical.. When weather began to get cold had delayed shifting into first or reverse from park and also when coming to my first stop engine would rev then first would kick in all other gears shifting no problem. When trans is warm 15 mins or...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7KB31YXU
The truck will not start, no spark or pulse. Also no cranking rpm on scanner. I can fire the ignition coil with the scanner.I have rpm signal on the gray and black wire at the computer(a/c voltage). There is also signal from the cam sensor.To top it off the ve...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Converter VIN: IB4GP44R1V
Transaxle was installed after a fresh rebuild. Unit shifts excellent, but developed a leak in the torque converter housing rather quickly. We had the students remove the unit and inspect for the source of the leak. We determined that it was coming from the oil...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L battery draw VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
towed car in yesterday morning with dead battery. charged battery performed charging and starting test all passed. let car sit over night - dead battery. performed amp test i have a 478 m/amp draw with all doors trunk etc closed and off. if i remove the #13 fu...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L stays running VIN: 2B3HD46R61
hello fellow techs ! i am posting this for a fellow maintiance tech for a local fleet who is having problem with his personal car.he bought thus car used with a check engine light on and a damadged data link connector.he replaced the purge valve based on the p...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18M94
After recent tune-up truck came back in with complaint of stall when coming to a stop. Scanned for codes (none) Iac motor working normal, number would increase or decrease accodingly to desired idle. After test driving and not being able to duplicate complaint...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L RF suspension
This Caravan makes bumping/squeaking noise when hitting bumps. I lubed the bushing for the strut stop per the TSB. I replaced the struts while in there. The noise did not change at all. Does anybody have any help to offer? Thanks.
1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L turbo VIN: 1ZVBT22L9K
Hello fellow ford probe fans. I have here in my shop a 1989 ford turbo probe and am looking for the molded coolant hoses for the turbo, ford dealer has says no way too old and my part's suppliers have issued me a good luck I anyone out there knows where to get...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Long cranking time VIN: 1FTHX26F8S
Hi everyone: My knowledge of the powerstroke is limited so bear with me. The truck originally got towed in after it wouldn't start in -30c weather. We pushed it in the shop and let it sit overnight thinking it was just froze up. It still would not start and I ...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFS24Y3T
Having trouble with reoccuring lean codes p0171/p0174. fuel pump was replaced last month (it failed) mass air flow sensor was replaced same day - it had 151hz reading. normal in this area is 156hz. battery was disconnected and cables touched together to reset ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean air/fuel ratio), P0174 (lean air/fuel ratio)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L dome light
the light on the dash that tells the driver thaT A DOOR IS open stays on. I checked the followong wires with a power probe before I start replacing anything I want to know If anyone has any tip or information about how to check this system.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Howdy everyone, and Merry Christmas! I got this worn out old 7.3 that wont hold oil in the high pressure reservoir, I tried filling the reservoir and it tried to start, and white smoked but no start. It also emptied the reservoir again. I pulled the ipr valve ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1861V
Please help me here ford techs. I have this F150 with the 4.6L engine. Come in our shop, complaint of runs rough/chugs. Brought in shop, definate misfire with check engine light on and flashing. Checked code, found P0304--misfire on #4 cylinder. Pulled spark p... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3FALP1138W
One of my coworkers had this vehicle come in with a broken t-belt. He checked leakdown on all cylinders and it appeared no valves were bent so he installed a new t-belt and started the car. It ran for a few seconds and then died. He rechecked leakdown and it a...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L spark knocks VIN: 1FMRU1766W
spark knocks under light acceleration. does not miss or flutter just knocks.hot or cold doesnt matter only had the p0455 code please help Trouble codes: P0455
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41FXY
Has anyone ran into this and is there a updated calabration for the computer? There are no codes or check engine light and all mechanical componants seem to be working ok.
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP13P41
This '01 escort stalls at idle and runs rough. Runs good on the road. Tried a new mass air flow sensor(MAF), has a new O2 sensor. No vacuum leaks found, but MAF only reads .30 volts when it idles. Spec says it should be .7 to 1.0 volts. Which makes me think Im... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FTRW07L71
Need help with this one fellow ford experts! Have a 2001 F150, 5.4L When it is first started in the moring, the oil pressure comes up like normal. It runs for approx one minute and then the guage drops to zero, light comes on. 7-8 seconds later oil press guag...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32PX4
hi i am a tech at main street auto repair (freddy). this is the first time requesting help, but have found many of the fixs on other cars i have worked on. customer brought the truck back after 11,000 miles. misfiring and running rough. we haved worked on alot... Trouble codes: P0266 (cylinder 2 con fault), P0470 (exhaust back pressure fault)
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L ABS motor VIN: 1FTNE24L34
abs motor will run when 12 to 20 mph. A stop when the motor is running will result in an abs stop. A stop when the motor is not running will be a normal stop unless an abs stop is called for. My opinion is that the ECU is running the self test. It is supposed ...
1994 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTDT19W9R
good evening, got another gm t case that doesnt shift untill you unhook the battery and reset everything. it is always either encoder or control module. i have yet to come up with a foolproof way to tell which one is bad. has anyone found a system or have advi...
1997 GMC Safari 4.3L Remotes VIN: XXVB537306
Owner has purchased the orig. replacement remotes for this unit from the dealer but they are unable to program them for a week or so. Is ther a simple way to do this? Thanks
1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L timing VIN: 1GTGK29F2W
hi techs, customer had this injection pump replaced over a year ago, truck would not run. another shop replaced pump with new oe. vehicle runs good but check engine light was on code for boost sensor. i replaced vacuum pump was shot no vacuum, no touble codes ...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L all guages and turn signals VIN: 1GTDL19WOX
We have a 1999 GMC Safari van. At times we have no guages,4 ways or signals.We checked conn. at instrument cluster,ignition switch and fuses. Looked at wiring diagram found nothing in common. Thanks for the help.
2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKET16S55
I have an 06 Envoy that was struck by lightning. The PCM, BCM, Air bag module, and 4WD module have all been replaced. I have a theft control issue. The vehicle starts and dies. The BCM has learned the Passlock code. It is PassLock code 10. The Passlock sensor ... Trouble codes: P1630 (Theft deterrent learn mode active)
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB624XW
Vehicle was towed in. Vehicle cranks has no injector pulse. Has spark for about 5 sec. if you stop cranking and then start again no spark if you turn off the key and start again you have spark for 5 sec. I repaled the CKP and TDC sensor. I installed a used dis...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A7Y
Has a Current P1605 Trans Diagnostic Communication Line. This is a single Brown and White wire from pin 15 at the TCM to pin 60 at the PCM. This wire has 12v with Key on Engine off and 13.5 with Engine running. I clipped the existing wire and bypassed it with ... Trouble codes: P1605 (AT Diagnostic Communication Line)
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRD09Y72W
truck returns with the same code but system appears to work ok whe in the shop. Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve control)
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No SES light? VIN: 4S2CY58Z9M
Truck came in with an emission failure and has a brand new Catalytic converter (failed all three gases). The problem is that there is no SES light to be found and the GM style ALDL connector is also AWOL. According to Mitchell and ALLDATA it can have three dif...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1748R
Vehicle came in with no start condition. We found only .08-.10 volts at the brn/yl wire at the main relay. When we supply power at that terminal vehicle starts. Alldata says that voltage is supplied to the main relay from the "ignition on" relay. The problem i...

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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L exhaust manifold VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Thanks for the help guys. Stephen had a great idea where he removes the subframe to drop the manifolds out the bottom. I started to do it that way and some of the bolts did not want to budge so I did it the way the other guys said and it worked great. Removed ...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L pusher fan VIN: 1GGKY53BXN
Well, our customer requested that we hookup a toggle switch on his dash that he could manually turn the fan on & off while he was driving, rather than spend anymore time or money on further diagnosis. We followed his wishes and he said he is happy with it. I b...
1987 Chevrolet R30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGR34N9H
Alrighty here was the prob. it was a combination of having an aftermarket prom chip requiring a 160 degree thermostat. it need a new fuel pump. volume was too low. put new pump in with new strainer and 160 thermostat. total about 80 bucks. fixed everything wor...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1FP23T1L
sorry for the late fix post. the customer can't afford to pay for this car so we have to keep it. that was the original agreement anyways so it was just 'work on it in my spare time' type thing. but thanks to all who replied. after establishing fuel control, i...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 6.5L 1-2, reverse VIN: 3GNGK26F6V
hi group sorry for the long wait been feeling under the weather, another tech here decided problem was in trans so they shipped back to trans shop for them to tear apart, tech stated that he borrowed a shaffer shifter and trans still did not shift properly, wh...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R8W
Good job guys. Thanks for all the help. All of you that told me about the valves sticking in the guides were right. Had the heads done and all is well. Thanks a lot. Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305.
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCC1948WK
First of all ,new plugs to replace the Bosch platinums fixed the misfire problem. The owner dropped the truck off again today for maintenace and thanks to Mathieu and Joshua, replacing the cigar lighter fuse established communication with the Solus and vehicle...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W6W
Thanks again to everyone who took their valuble time to help. This truck had a bad coil, I found it by heating coil up with a heat gun which would give me good spark when dry. When damp out the truck had very dim & weak spark. After sitting for 3-4 hours on a ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GCHG35R92
I have received tons of responses with alot of good suggestions. I'd like to first thank everyone for that. We still have this van but have not been able to fix it yet (We have not given up). I didn't mention the codes in the original computer were 101 & 335 s...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Dash Gauges VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
Customer has not returned. Seems reluctant to replace HVAC module at upwards of $500 and the problem may not be cured. Had the chance to calibrate dash cluster and HVAC module as some had suggested, all is well. Others suggested cracks on the pc board of the d...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B82
Since posting help request I have continued to test ignition system to no avail. I cut the wire for the #2 primary coil control to test for signal while the problem exists, now the problem seems to be intermittent??? If I plug the block heater in car starts & ... Trouble codes: P0352.
1993 Dodge W250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7JM26Z3P
thanks for all the help i ended up finding a bad napa crank sesnor that i already put in. the terminals in the sensor end were not sticking out enough and not making connection. i pushed connector together while cranking and it started. replaced sensor. go fiq... Trouble codes: 11 (no crank ref. signal to pcm).
1995 Dodge Spirit 3.0L wheel bearing? VIN: 1B3XA4632S
Thanks to all who replied, your information was helpful and lead me in a few directions I never thought of. I was able to reduce the noise but never able to eliminate it completly. The front engine mount was altered and once I reset it the noise became softer....
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54LXW
Thanks to all who replied! The problem ended up being a broken flex plate which allowed the windows for the crank sensor to be offset throwing off the cam crank sync. When I first removed the transmission I could not see the break, but once I unbolted the flex... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent loss of CMP or CKP).
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 1FTHF25F3V
I took a few of guys advice and 'upgraded' the master cylinder to the f450 version...and now it has a nice firm pedal at stops.Customer told me it had never been that good.Thanks again for all the replys.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMEU17L7W
Replaced ECU, checked for collapsed hoses. gave the vehicle a massive air leak, which reset the idle air control. Preformed standard relearn prosedure for Fords. Thank you to all who responded. All the suggestions helped. GT
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L tcc VIN: 2FMZA51U7W
This vehicle was sent to another shop but in all likelihood the input shaft or it's sealing rings are worn out as well as the pump bore/bushing.Another thing to check carefully is the valvebody itself and the converter.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L starter VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
It was indeed a faulty aftermarket alarm causing the problem. I thank you all for your suggestions. I just removed the alarm from the vehicle and returned it to factory condition and all is well.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Overhead console 'miles til empty' fixed. Turned key off and pushed both buttons at the same time, turned key back on and it works normal. Thanks to everyone that helped.
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSE34F93
Thank you to all who helped with this problem. Especially to James for his time and excellent knowledge of this engine system. We finally nailed this down to a bad Turbo Pedestal. We replaced it with one from Ford and the truck has been on the road for 3 days ...
1994 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GKEC16K3R
thanks to all for the information, you guys fixed this one!! most of you had it nailed; put in another reman distributor & she runs great for 224K miles. spark is great; not cutting out.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL186XX
I have fixed this Honda. I received 22 replies and nearly 90 % reported that an OE converter should be used. I sold the job to the owner and he is happy. Somehow this is a widely known problem, yet I have never ran into it before. I want to thank my fellow Tec... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst below threshold).
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L just niose VIN: 1GH1548765
hey,thanks to everyone who replyed.i have changed thr oil three times under 1000 miles last time running half quart lucas and half marvels mystery iol,with no niose, after putting on another 550 miles 70 miles back and forth to work,agian thanks.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
thanks for the help guys! i found out that i had the timing belt off by one tooth at the front cam. i'm surprised it ran as well as at did. thanks again. Trouble codes: P1346.
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W41
Thank you Jan [...] for your responses. Actually, my customer had to have the car and while he was driving around, he had the state tag ... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel Tank Level Indication Malfunction).
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator VIN: JM1BC1411W
Well Iam giving up on this Mazda. I appreciate all the sugestions that I received. I believe that the previous tech had damaged the PCM before I seen the car. The fact that the scan tool was showing the battery voltage PID at 18.5,and the PCM would set an over...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WBDEA32E6S
It seems this is a common problem on this model. The wiring loom insulation breaks down causing wires to short and damaging the ECU. Even though checking continuity on wires revealed no immediant short, after peeling back the loom cover, we exposed several are...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Seat heaters, wipers VIN: WDBUF70JX3
Well I found a TSB & a Campaign for a water problem on All Data, although according to the VIN, this vehicle was not affected. TSB P-B-62.00/03b & Campaign [...]. Both instructed to remove the drain Nozzles and discard from the left and right cowl area. W...
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEBP87U2G
Ok, first thank you to everyone who helped. i replaced the voltage regulator with another brand and the alternator with another brand. found amp draw to field winding was between 1.5 and 3.3 amps. vregulator body still got hot but continued working for 1.5 hou...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine lite on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Customer still has not returned back to continue diagnostics. We know the sensors and solenoids were operating properly. New dealer sensors installed and bench tested the solenoids. All ok. Thanks for your replies and sorry to respond soo late Trouble codes: P1140 (in/timing sol/ckt-b1 no signal to ecu), P1145 (intake timing solenoid circuit b-2).
1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Head Gasket VIN: 1G3NL1536R
First of all i would like to thank you technicians for the info. Responses i recieved had indicated that the head could have been to pourous and that oil was leaking through it. Also replys about the type of gasket used(last time was a Napa set with bolts). Al...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2WP5218W
Well we fixed this one. We told the customer to leave it with us for a couple of days so we could continue to test further with the fuel pressure guage,ignition scope, Lab scope hooked into crank sensor wire. If this thing acted up we were going to catch it. W... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB12F64
Good evening men, Sorry I can't postthis as a fix, But I'll give you a quick rundown of where we are. As for the replies I received,Roger and Allan, This newer Ecotec has only 1 coil so I couldn't swap them side to side. Ron, there are only short boots between... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1271V
Problem fixed . Ignition control module (which included coils)was changed . While we had it off , we cleaned mounting surface at trans housing (was coroded) and connecter plug (was clean). Thanks to all for the assist . Trouble codes: P0341, P1351, P0351, P1599, P1624, P0340.
2002 Saturn L100 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G8JS54F72
Thanks to all who responded. It was a bad coil pack. I suspected it but could not confirm it untill I replaced the plug boots with spark plug wires. When I switched #1& #4 wires the skip moved to #1. A new coil pack assembly and a new module (I always like to ... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cyl.).
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F02
Well I didn't really learn much on this one, the car has been running fine for weeks with the only additional repair after replacing the intake gasket being having saturn clear codes. Ever since then the light has stayed off. I don't know if the otc scan tool ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Subaru Outback 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4SEBH815X4
My thanks to Andy & Nicholas for their help in identifing these sensors as 5 volt Air/Fuel sensors, different then 02 sensors. We swapped out the 2 front Air/Fuel sensors left to right, the fuel trim and AF sensor readings stayed with the same bank. They did n...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L camshaft timng VIN: JT3GN86R4T
Thanks for the great assistance with this problem! A couple of you were right on and you know who you are, kudos. Due to lack of maintenance, the camshaft on the left bank was galling into the cylinder head causing excessive resistance when cranking at times. ...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Heating VIN: JTDBF30K52
Thanks to those who responded most were correct the core was restricted.Backflushed and temps went to 165 drivers and 160 passenger.Core is positioned horizontal and low causing stediment to form on one end of core(theory).Thanks
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thanks to all. Especially Jeff, Paul, Russell and John. Yuor info was dead on. Inner fender out, washer bottle out and replace. You do not have to code the 99. It is just plug and play. Thanks again guys. You were a great help.
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