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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA651XA
Thank you in advance for any help with this one. first came in with #2 and #5 cylinders misfiring. customer picked up car. Cleared codes. Came back for further diagnostic, had misfire codes for 2,3,4,5,6 cylinders. all tests listed done today. It only seems to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
Vehicle came in with a coolant leak, we removed the intake manifold to replace the aux water pump. We re-assembled the intake manifold then took the vehicle on a road test. Within 1 mile, the MIL light & ABS light came on. We noticed a loss in power. Brought i... Trouble codes: P1392 (Camshaft Sensor), P1338 (Camshaft Sensor), P1633 (Accelerater Pedal Postion Sensor 2 Signal Too Low), P0237 (Charge Air Pressure Sensor), P0166
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering,brakes VIN: WAULD64B62
Hi all Audi tech's, This one is strange and not always there. If you steer to the right or apply the brakes there is a strange high pitch tweating noise if you shut the enginre down it will go away and as soon as you start back up it comes back. I thought it w...
1967 BMW 2000cs 2.0L alternator
Okay Vin Number is [...] this is a 67 BMW 2000Cs with a bosch alternator and seperate voltage regulator from all I have gathered this is the same set up on a 67 2002. This will not charge even with a rebuilt Bosch Alternator and new Bosch voltage regulator, ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Happy new year all. This is a used car BMW 323i. Noise from the compressor. I was quite intermintent but now is pretty much all the time. Bad knocking , rattle type noise. Always between 1,000-2,000 rpm with about 1,500 being about the sweet spot. Definately f...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Speed Sensitive System VIN: 1G6KD25B9S
Happy New Year Everyone! To make it short, I performed the procedure to remove the service suspension message and code I039. After driving, the message will return and disappear at inconsistant intervals, not immeadately after reaching 5mph as it did before. I...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on, High idle VIN: 2G1W154T9N
When the weather turns cold (below 20 degrees F.) idle stays high. Scan reads throttle above 0% at idle. Around 5%. Reset and is good till it gets cold again. Last April a reman computer and prom were installed. Checked archives and came to this conclusion. No... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC problem)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W2T
vehicle was being driven when engine stopped (driver was slowing to turn corner) engine turns over but will not start. spits thru trottle body during cranking no codes have set. timing chain and gears ok. distributor gear ok. one source said timing marks on ge...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL52P7T
Hey all you GM guys. I am posting this for a friend at another shop. This is 1996 Impala SS 5.7L. Vin "P". Car came in with a code P0412 A.I.R Relay control circuit. After inspecting the vehicle he found that a TSB (GM 01-06-04-011) had been performed at some ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L 4.3L Engine Replacement Compatibility VIN: 1GBGP32W3W
Hi All: I have a question regarding the interchangability (sp) of the GM 4.3L V6 engines. I have a 1998 Chevrolet P-30 step van with a 4.3L 'W' motor that has lost a rod through the side of the engine. The P-30 is equipped with "Vortec" multi point injection ...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L heating VIN: 1GCCS1449X
Hello fellow techs, i have this s10 pickup with 2.2 came in shop not heating up properly, checked therostat and clutch fan, thermo stuck open and clutch fan not operating properly, changed thermo and clutch fan,vehicle will not heatup, the highest that i can g...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start
Ok, vehicle is now in customers driveway with no start, no spark. I work at a Ford dealer but live on other side of lake so he called me. Unfortunately I don't have any wiring diag. on this vehicle. I have checked coil resistance and for opens and shorts. OK. ...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L inst. cluster area VIN: 1C3EJ46X4Y
HAPPY NEW YEAR fellow tech's. This vehicle is making a noise that sound's exactly like a speedo cable squeek as found on vehicle's in year's gone by. The noise is not present very often, however just the other day the cust. came in & it was present while I roa...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 2-3shift VIN: 3B7HC13Z7V
this trans has a long delay going from 2-3. all other gear changes are fine. down shifts fine. the delay is worst when warm. I flushed the the fluid and changed the filter. while changing the filter i found out that someone installed the wrong filter. also i a...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L steering box VIN: 3B6MF36D1W
Hello again all. Thanks again in advance for the help! No trouble with diagnosis this time, but I'm having a bit of frustration with this Dodge steering gear. My dealer says the only seal available for this box is for the sector shaft. Once again Murphy's law ...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3HH46RXX
Hi iATN, thanks for looking at this in advance. I have a 1999 Intrepid with a intermittent no start. I pulled out a P1391 fault code for intermittent loss of crank or cam sensor. I have had the vehicle running and scan data shows crank sensor YES and cam senso... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent Loss of CKP or CMP Sensor)
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL22X3X
dido above. Im try ing to get this thing to smog. I guess I am forced to purchace mode 6 info from chrysler,Managment is not to fond of todays need to purchase diagnostic info. If'n I cant figgure it out I'll have to spend my own money
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L resistor VIN: 1B3EJ46X8Y
I have this vehicle in for no blower on low med speeds .I checked power and ground ,i found the resistor blown,i replaced it .4 weeks later it blew.i then replaced the motor and resistor. 5 weeks later resister blown again.What am i missing? Anyone!!! I know i...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R64
This car came to us with a missfire. Checked all basic compression, coil, fuel injector, vacume leaks, Noticed cam & crank have no sync. Found TSB concerning sludge and a malfunction with auto tensioner and cam timing. It suggest disconnecting the cam sensor a... Trouble codes: P0354, P0304 (4 Missfire)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HU16D43
Thanks in advance for all the help. Interesting problem today. 90% of the time the truck runs just like you would want it to. When it acts up the Throttle Control light starts to flash. It DOES NOT how ever set a trouble code. Truck will maybe start shaking an...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L shift-into drive VIN: 1MECM5048N
customer had trouble shifting from park into drive from a stopped position -a few times --then the transmission went and we installed a rebuilt unit a week ago --to day same problem -goes out to car , it starts and will not shift into drive , wheels are straig...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: IFMDU34X2P
This one is weird. It idles rough and has high HC. If you unplug any Injector the HC's drop to around 35. All the scan data is normal and no codes. (did have low baro so the MAF was replaced.) This veh doesnt have an EGR system. The vacuum guage is steady on 2...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
The problem is a humming noise coming out of intake throttle and you can feel air coming out as well. It affects the idle and raises from 850 rpm 1200 rpm. It dosent always happen, you see it more on start up after it sits for awhile. I removed upper intake an... Trouble codes: P0156
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L right brake lamp VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Van came in today with the right brake lamp not working. We scanned the Rear Electronic Module, B2534 R/H rear stop lamp ckt failure. So far we have verified power to the REM from the brake lamp switch, red w/green wire, when applying the brake pedal. The brak...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU83P41
vehicle came in missing and # 1 plug broken. i got pulseplug out and replaced all the rest with motorcraft. i proceded to clear codes and run vehicle to clear out it was running for a minute or 2 and died out. no it's a no start. no codes,65psi fuel,spark,inj ...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L right cylinder head VIN: 2FAFP74W81
This car came in with a slight rattle under load. this sounded like a lifter tick. This noise was very faint, and was hard to duplicate. Customer wanted oil changed, and lucas oil added. Car came back a few weeks later, but the noise is louder, and happens all...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU70E82
a fellow tech has this one i'll have to help with tomorrow. there is no 4x4 no lights on dash no codes and no communication with snap on scanner to 4x4 module he checked all fuses removed shift motor hooked up jump box to it goes both ways.says he can't find a...
1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L fuel pump VIN: 1GTGK24U1X
hi guys! i am looking for in put on this truck. it seems to eat fuel pumps. the customer claims he had one put in under warranty by dealer, another shop in town install i believe a napa brand pump at around 50,000 miles, then i put an ac/delco in it at 83,000 ...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDJG31R2Y
I am looking for advice on this problem van. I have a int no start which turned into a total no start today. 30 degrees F cold soak and this van would start and die due to passlock problem. code p1626 for no vtd signal recieved. had same problem but intermitte... Trouble codes: P1626
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L trans shift VIN: 1GKFK66U55
hope a dealer tech. could help.problem with upshift. sometimes starts off in 2nd gear some times heavy clunk on upshift. dealer tells me nature of the beast. they all do it. i can not believe a $50k truck should operate this way. i believe gm knows about this ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22981
hey guys, looking for alittle help if you can. I am the second person involved in the car. This is the story I recieved on it. Car was in a body shop and repaired. ran fine according to the manager. The customer opted to do some mantaince on the car at the sa... Trouble codes: P1362
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L All Gears VIN: 1HGCM82643
As one drives this car the transmission begins to slip in all gears after @ 3-4 miles. This slipping gets progressively worse until the car will not move at all in any gear, including reverse. One can then shut the car off and immediately restart it and transm...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L hard shifts MIL ON VIN: KMHWF35VXY
Happy New Year everyone. This years first problem, 99 Hyundai Sonata. Mil on. Tcm code stored I think it was 1602 no bus comm from TCM. Bangs into gear and starts off in 2nd gear. Checked power and ground to TCM. TCM relay has power but does not get commanded ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L temp gauge,radio controls dash lights VIN: 1J4G27849W
OK CHRYLER/JEEP Guys help me out please. Have this Grand Cherokee that was brought in with several electrical issues.First is that the dash lights will flicker or blink we looked at this first and found sometimes the lights won't even come on then all is fine ...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L steering VIN: KNDUP131X3
i work at a ford dealer so i am looking for anyone who has run into this. intermittantly when turning the wheel you will loose power steering. i doesn't seem to be affected by rpm. it doesn't happen at one spot during the rotation it can happen at any point wh...
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L steering VIN: JTJHT00W44
Hello Lexus/Toyota techs: This customer came in today with three warning lights on: vehicle speed control (vsc off); traction control (tracs off), check engine, and variable gear ratio steering ( VGRS flashing). The Mastertech can find no trouble codes, and ev...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Temp Control VIN: WDBCB25D6G
Owner states he can start car and heat is there, drive and shut off for a short time, restart and heat is gone. Air delivery is always correct. Even in defrost no heat. In our shop we could not get any heat even after several test drive cycles. Mono valve has ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Good day everyone. Today we have a 98 Mercedes SLK230 in the shop with a very intermittent problem that we have not been able to duplicate as of yet. The problem occurs when the engine is warmed up, and happens maybe once or twice a week. While the customer is...
1991 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MECM5349M
customer complaint is when cold( open loop)and very light tip-in throttle the engine badly hesitates and usually stalls. we verified this . this is almost completely goes away by the time the thermostat opens . even in closed loop there is still a significant ... Trouble codes: P0211
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U2R
i have a sable that came in and would not idle. the car seems to have a rolling idle. i replaced the maf sensor and then the distributor. i saw where in the fix database the distributor has been a problem. i can not seem to be able to set the timingon this car...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rocker arms VIN: 2MEFM75W5W
hi everyone my customer came in last week with this 4.6 with a misfire on # 6 & 8 cly. did a relative compression test an had no compression. pulled valve cover an the intake rocker arms jumped off 6 an 8 . so we put'em back on an it run great. now a week late...
1995 Nissan Skyline GTR 2.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: BCNR330046
Hello, We have been blessed(?) with this 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR (R33) with a driveability problem. The vehicle has a 2.6L Twin Turbo engine with port fuel injection and coil on plug ignition. It misfires at about 5300 RPM and about .5 BAR of boost. Once it s...
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L tire pres. mon. VIN: 5NIBV28U64
the owner of this 04 quest says that the tire pressure moniter light comes on during long trips. i have not been able to duplicate the concern. every time i check the tire pressures, they are all within a few pounds of eachother, and average about 32 psi. i ha...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3AJ54N7M
a real nightmare and no apparent solution, car bought at 128,000 many minor issues were repaired, scope checked with senx probe, #3 & #5 cylinders misfiring at idle when hot, found #5 intake runner gasket seaping coolant into cylinder when hot and when fan cut...
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3HN53L3P
this is a strange one, hope someone has ran across this one. the car will start and run fine for 10 to 30 sec. then will die like you turned off the ignition. it loses injector pulse(neg. from computer, still has 12vdc.)and also loses spark to plugs, still has...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
help gm, cadillac, olds gurus)))!!! this aurora is killing me. customer brought car in running very poorly with check engine light on, testing revealed vacuum leaks at throttle body base, and bad mass air flow sensor. also had ignition misfire on cyls 2,8. (wi... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Surge VIN: 1G2NW52E12
Hello everybody and sorry but I am new to this site. Grand-Am comes in complaining of surging when driving. Going under load and does not have to be heavy you will start to feel a surging and hear it in the exhaust like someone pushing the accelerator down and...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EE48Z2Y
Intermittent multiple warning lights ( TCS OFF, BRAKE, ABS) ck engine light also on p1925 no bus comunication with tc/abs. When happens speedo is inop. I do not work on saabs very often,problem is intermittant, wondering if someone has seen this before i dive ... Trouble codes: 1925 (no bus comunication with tc/abs)
2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8A152F73
hi customer stated this car ran fine no ck engine light no symptoms, went to start car in driveway and had no start condition, no codes stored, scanned sensors iat and ect read -40 degrees, iac reads 192333 lt fuel trim -81 5 volt reference at iac tps map iat ...
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF15F635XX
Hi everyone and Happy Holidays I am the second tech to work on this car. The car runs at times ok for a short while and then it dies and can mot be restarted. Cranks over ok but doesn’t seem to have the fuel to run. The fuel presser and supply ok. Ignition sy... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor circuit high), P1143 (control fuel/air metering)
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3L
this 4runner was brought in for check engine light coming on with code 52 (knock sensor). the owner replaced his own engine, knock sensor, and pigtail harness. during testing i found there is alot of noise on this circuit. while checking grounds and wiring i f... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor), 22 (water temp open or short)
1998 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L tail and marker lights VIN: JT2ST65C7J
Diagnosed blown tail light fuse. Replaced fuse. Checked alldata for technical buletins-none found. Road tested vehicle for two days and it seemed ok. Customer picked up vehicle and lights quit after a few days. Found fuse for taillights blown again. Installed ...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2FB28K1X
vehicle has intermittant problem, customer says when problem occurs it has shifting problems and no speedo. I cannot get to fail for me. Has code p0500 speed sensor fault, sensor checks ok at this time. Called local dealer speed sensor is not common failure,do...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L rattle VIN: 4TB1G22K5Y
Hi toyota techs, got one here I dont know if i can describe the noise or not, but thanks for taking the time to read this. Just bought this camary in a lein sale,(no key). Found a hide a key car runs, but it has a rattle at idle that sounds like it is comming...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5TBBT4812Y
We have checked compression (130-160). It now missfires and hesitates very badly. It had codes p1300, p1305, p1310, 15, 20, 25, 30, and p1340. These were cleared and none returned. It is running so bad now it wont even pull itself out of the bay. Doesn't seem ...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A71
My Some data doesn't show a diagnostic procedure for this code. On a guess we replaced the cam sensor on Friday, of course the customer is back this morning. Trouble codes: P1346
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Warning Chimes VIN: 4T1BE32K02
I have this camry. the customer complains that the warning chimes do not work when you leave the head lights on. If you leave the headlight on with the key out of the ignition no noise. I have checked other camrys they are supposed to make noise. i think it is...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cluster VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
hello vw techs this 99 bettle has a drain of 13 ma ?aprox.this car will drain the battery overnite . the only thing i see on w/key off is the milege numbers and the trip counter in the center of the cluster.i pull fuses one by one and drain still there,the onl...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ign/starter VIN: YV1TS90DXX
car wont crank over I checked starter relay and its good I can jump relay and make it crank with key on but still wont start. All fuses are good its like a neutal switch but mitchell doesnt show one and they are not much help with this one. Ign. switch checks ...
2001 Volvo S60 2.3L Bearing Growl
Thanx in advance to all the Volvo guys. I have this S-60 with a growling noise in the serpentine belt drive area. Noise lessens greatly when you slightly unload the tensioner. Replaced the alt. with a Bosch because it's output was less than 60A. Now the electr...

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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA6325R
due to holidays havent had time to check all replies but thanks for the input purchased a rebuilt dme from our ecms no flashing needed vehicle started right up no tcs just made sure compartment in firewall was sealed properly and advise owner to stay out of ca...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE632XS
Thanks for all the replies. Most said that moisture problems with the ECM will cause intermittent problems. We told cust. that the ECM needed to be replaced, but since we dont have the equipment to reprogram the new module to this vehicle, the customer took it...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windows, turn signal indicators, wipers, lack of c VIN: WBADD6324V
Well I received lots of helpful replies. Michael from California said to check the drains under the cabin filter on the right side of the car, they were plugged and sending water into the Right lower kick panel. this caused the Lamp Switching Module to get W...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L clutch VIN: 2155456K41
sorry for the delay, the customer never showed up for the repair. thanks for all the replies. maybe this will help someone else. everyone agread on two things. that it has a duel mass flywheel, that often needs replacing due to weak springs of poor surface. an...
1968 Chevrolet Camero 454CID Engine I.D. VIN: 124378L842
Thanks for the help gentlemen. This engine has been hotroded and I have found that the intake valves have been dancing on the pistons so I will have to do some measuring
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L hard start VIN: 1GCHK39J1V
well they are both fixed! on both trucks the regulators were fine, and both had injectors leaking. i put in a set of reman injectors from ohio auto tech. the first customer claims the truck has never ran that good, the second one had just purchased the truck s...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfercase VIN: 2GCEK19T72
Well, I believe it's fixxed. It worked fine for us over and over and the cust. hasn't come back so I'll call it fixxed. The only problem is I can't say what was the fix. The one thing that made a difference is I unplugged the module(behind headlight switch)and...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L cvjoint VIN: 2CNDL73F65
none of the replys i recieved helped! we still do not know what happened to cause this mess.three times on one side and one time on the other! maybe the car gods were angry that day vehicle left and has not broken since!
2004 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HH56M44
Well guys, thanks for all the help. Most guys were bang on, suggesting the valve timing was at fault. I bit the bullet and pulled the covers, and despite compression readings over 180psi in all cylinders, the cam timing was off by about four teeth. It looks li...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L cooling system VIN: 2B3HD46T8T
This car seems to be fixed. After checking for good fan operation, proper belt routing, good coolant flow, proper stat. & w/p operation, all air out of system, & that w/p housing impeller clearance had not been ground away by faulty pump I decided there must b...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2366W
Thanks to all who replied, Eric was right, no trouble codes come through the check eng light or the odometer on the 5.9 diesel. We'll have to get it scanned locally and go from there. Thanks again guys.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y6X
Hello everyone. Unfortuneately, I was never able to get approval from the customer for a factory ECM and so was unable to fix this myself. I had 14 responses, most everyone pointed to spread connectors or bad wires at the ECM, or bad actuators, most often ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L turn signals brake lights VIN: 1B4HS528Z2
Thanks for the input guys, I just called the customer and he says its working so I believe I fixed it. It was the wiring harness to the rear lights rubbing against the body at the rear trans support member right below the dr door. Here is the process, i hope i...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L overdrive circuit error VIN: 2B4GP44G4X
sorry I did not get back to you sooner. customer finally brought vehicle back in. Thank you to the 11 techs who replied to my request. The problem did indeed end up being the solonoid pack. To Ken in Minnesota I did switch the relays and had the same problem. ...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Low Power VIN: 1B7MF3367Y
Hi Group The owner of this truck is still deciding if he wants to spend the money ($1500 appx) to rebuild his injection pump.According to most replies, the pressure is not as critical as the volume on the predelivery pump,my pump would pass the flow rate tes... Trouble codes: P0216.
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L turn signals VIN: 3D7LX38C66
Thank you for the excellent replies. Customer plans on taking truck to dealer next week to have the drivers flashed. We intalled a seperate relay to bypass system. Ive been in communication with the local Boss dealer, but with the holidays I have yet to talk t...
1985 Fiat paninfarina 2.0L timing belt VIN: ZFRAS00B0F
Thanks again,iatn and Donald. This is a straight forward t-belt job. Cam marks are on the gears and a braket that has pointers just for marks. Put crank at tdc and jack shaft pointer toward the belt tensioner bolt, cam gear marks on pointers. Engine should be ...
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMEU15H4N
Thank You To All Who Replied Sorry It Took So Long For Reply Customer Would Not Make Up His Mind To Fix Or Get rid Of Truck Fix Was A New Transmission.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No shift VIN: 1FALP52UOV
First I would like to say 'Happy New Year', and thanks to everyone that replied to this problem. The fix was the range selection switch which most of you told me. Haven't had the problem with the no reverse since the switch replacement, can't say why as most i...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
thanx to all that replied...i feel like a butthead..i forgot to mention that my mitchell was not working and i couldn't check tsbs... all replies said the same thing..tsb for this problem..updated left (front)valve cover,replace intake seals,replace pcv valve ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 2 system too lean), P0174 (bank 1 system too lean).
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14W21
Thanks for the help and verification of the intermittent idle problem. I finally got the vehicle to idle high 1080 rpm, the IAC was sticking, then would reset with a key cycle and be fine for a while. I replaced the IAC, whick solved the problem as best I can ... Trouble codes: P1506.
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L engine temp VIN: 1FTYR10D83
Thanks to all who replied to our help request. We reran several test with no success. The heater core seemed to be ok , The truck continues to pass the chemical test for combustion gasses, the coolant sensors seemed to be giving accurate readings. We eliminate...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32PX4
well, i what to start by saying thanks to everyone that replied. i checked the compression, it,s good. fuel pressure is within specs. tye, you were right the injectors were bad. replaced the injectors, (were still under warranty) and the truck runs fine. i did... Trouble codes: P0266 (cylinder 2 con fault), P0470 (exhaust back pressure fault).
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GTHK33244
This unit is running perfect know, with the help of some good advice [reassurence]. I recieved help 4 diferent techs. Kevin figured possible fuel pressure sensor and also supplied some times for replacement, regulator sensor 1.4 hrs, and warrenty time for regu...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21DXT
We fixed it! Thank you to everyone who helped. I do not know exactly who it was, but he referred to himself as Bobby from VA. Thank you! Ok, here's the deal. When corrosion builds up in between the engine and transaxle, it causes an electromagnetic field to bu... Trouble codes: P1335.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
Thanks to all the help. It was the crankcase vent hose under the intake manifold. I did have to also replace the air flow sensor. I think that it someone had tried to clean it three or four times and may have damaged it. I have never found cleaning them to be ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air bag VIN: SAJFAO1NX1
I would like to thank everybody who took the time to reply. I put a battery saver in the cig. lighter outlet and diconnected the battery. I had to unbolt the seat and lift it enough to get the nessecary clearance to make the repair.When I was able to get at th...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S7P
Ok all, thanks so much for taking the time to help, I really appreciate it. Come to find out the coil was bad. I love aftermarket sometimes. Problem I was having was my spark tester that uses the bulb to light up and show if you have spark, didn't have enoug...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72371
happy new year to all, sorry it took so long to close this post but got busy and also wanted to make sure the vehicle was fixed. the problem was in the main wire harness, i was loosing power to the #2 coil when the misfire was happening causing both cylinders ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303.
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C23
turned out that the timing moved on the cam reset timing and runs great thanks everybody
1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1130241000
Thanks for the help, sorry for taking so long to close this, but the holidays were hectic, and with all the surrounding hoopla and what not, I'm just getting back to it now. Anyway, this car had several vacuum leaks, but after repairing them all, and verifyi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L planetary VIN: WDBGA51EOV
Hi Group, The update on this planetary syatem involves changing the bushing between the input and output shafts to a needle bearing design. This necessitates relacing the output shaft to accomodate the different diameter of the bearing. The update parts are ar...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBJF65H9X
Well, I put a mass air meter in and that appears to clear the engine codes. We did a trans service on the car and cleared all the codes and gave it back to the costumer and we will see if the trans codes come back. Thanks to everyone that replied.
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L belt VIN: 1MEBM6042J
I had to use the belt tensioner from the A/C belt. Drill another stop pin hole and worked. No parts from nobody worked. tried from 89 and tension wrong dirrection. Carquest, NAPA and Ford connot find new part for upper spring tensioner. Thank all 3 of you guys...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L right front seat belt VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
We removed and disassembled the seat belt assembly. this belt needs to be fully retracted before it will allow a repeated extension.when disassembled with side cover removed we found the spring that forces the lock mechanism out is so weak that the slightest i...
1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: JNIPB22S4J
Thanks for all the info. Most said bad ground some where, thats what I was thinking also. volt drop test today from battery to ecm key on all grounds less than .o5 volt. Found not enough voltage at pin 27 & 35, had ck'ed before with power probe, the led lit up...
1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L No start VIN: 1G3HN54C7M
Found 2 bent exhaust valves. Thank you for all your help
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA00942
Wow great responce, I was sure this would fit, but it's great to get a confirmation as solid as all your replies. I found a tranny (not hear yet) for $250.00-sounds good price. will close this as a fix and will be sure to ammend if any problems once we install...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Starting VIN: WPOAA2992X
Hello Every thing we looked at pointed to the ecu. With unit checking in at 2 grand we sent to dealer and they pulled out a doner unit from used car and it started. They have ordered one and all should be well. Thanks for all the help.
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL55MON
The car has been abandoded here. Thanks to John, Travis, Bill, William, Yuval, Swedecar for answering my question. No rebuilt Di/APC units are available from any source. We may be forced to do used. They are pretty reliable so when the customer returns my call... Trouble codes: 429B0, 25772 (LH fuel system - signal from throttle position sensor absent - vacuum leaks), 42450 (fuel system - found vacuum leaks), 78390 (ETS - throttle control faulty), 24260 (ETS - singnals from TC / ABS and gear box speed sensor transmitter do not coincide).
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