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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Ignition key VIN: JH4KA4652K
Hi all, Thank you in advance for any ideas you might have. Driver states that when shutting off key after running the car, places in Park, column will not give up the key. He's "fairly sure" that P is illuminated. If not, I'll adjust the electrical switch in...
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2657N
Have a high mileage acura here with a stall hot and have to let cool down before it restarts. serv lamp on with code 9 for open or short on cylinder id of tdc sensor. we have ohm tested and all within specs and no shorts to power or ground. also have lab scope... Trouble codes: 9 (cylinder id signal)
1999 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD68D6W
Audi Tech's I need your help. Car came in after sitting 9 months, would not start. Low compression/flooded scenario. Customer stated car slowly began starting hard and over time refused to start. I have ran into a few of these, but this one has more issues. As...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUAC68D61
Hello Audi Techs The customer complaints that there is no heat coming out of heater, even if set at 85 degrees, ran output test with VAG COM and we had heat coming out of the vents in one of tests. Please advise what tests we should do or if you had a similar ...
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, ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
Hello to all, I have this 99 BMW 323I came to our shop with the complaint of Check engine light & "No Power or No Acceleration" I roadtested the car & I had no throttle responce, the car was surging & cutting out. Tested for codes & had BMW codes 169, 40 & 94.... Trouble codes: 169 (Engine throttle output stage after diag error.), 40 (Brake light switch), 94 (abs can data fault)
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tail lamps headlights VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
help headlamps and parking lites are not working i think it may be the lamp control module but i cannot find it. has anyone ever replaced one of these? i appreciate any help i can get.
1995 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L parasitic draw VIN: 1G4NV15D0S
i have this buick with a 2.7 amp draw. even with all the fuses and relays pulled out. there are 6 or 7 fusible links in one eyelet at the starter solinoid and if i remove them, the draw drops to 0. alldata is not the greatest in terms of wiring diagrams so, ha...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54YOW
hello thanks for your help. this is the first time i have used this. so sorry. i have helped people on here. i have this 98 deville drove into shop. This car had no dash cluster lights and no display. i hooked up scanner no comunication. took dash cluster apar...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L heating & ac system VIN: 1G6KS54Y9X
after control head and actuators were installed the heat & ac worked fine for two weeks... but now the same problem is back... please help...
1985 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 5.7L hydraulic VIN: 1GCEK14H7F
on this 4x4 chevy, customer's complaint is a brake pull to the right. after test driving, just calling it a pull does not do it justice. on moderate braking, it pulls to the right. on hard braking, it will snatch you into the ditch. we check all brakes. calipe...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22P5R
Happy New Year. What a start we are having. I have this 1994 Camaro that SES light is on. Problem started when owner wired fans direct and burnt a fuse link to the ignition which stalled the engine when it burnt into. I have check the codes after repair to the... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor)
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEK19KXS
This 95 Chevy has me stumped. First thought was the map sensor. Readings were all over. Apparently just because the engine is surging so badly. No 02 reading. New sensor helped, but not much. The fuel filter was horrible. Replaced of course. This vehicle idles...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Fuel Guage VIN: 2G1FP32K9V
Vehicle came in no start, fuel tank full. No fuel pump operation. Removed fuel, removed fuel tank, replaced module with OE AC Delco, reassembled system, vehicle runs well. Customer complains now of moving fuel guage needle upon braking and acceleration, verifi...
1997 Chevrolet P-van 6.3L Noise VIN: 1GBKP32Y1V
Noise coming from timing housing, a grinding noise at idle. Pronounced with oil cap off. Loud ticking noise under acceleration. Any ideas before I start removing parts would be appreciated. steve
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16R9X
Truck was towed into shop for no-start.I verified spark at cylinder no#1.When i turn the KOEO i hear the fuel pump relay working as well as 2 seconds after i turn the key off. I have 65 psi of fuel pressure at the rail and it holds after you shut the vehicle o...
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W81
This Astro Van has had repeated distributor cap failures over the last 60k miles. At 40k the distributor failed and was replaced. Since that time the distributor caps have been failing every 8 to 10k (you know the usual crossfire problem in these things) We've...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Hello my name is Justin and im trying to pinpoint a driveability problem in a 2001 Impala. The car came to me with a surging problem on light accel. On the scanner cylinders 1246 would clock up on the missfire data during the surging, it seems to be running a ... Trouble codes: P0204
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L whistle VIN: 1GNDV13E92
Hi people, I have this high pitch whistle like a vacuum leak. Test road with customer and could hear it from drivers seat and only with window down. When coasting at about 35 mph and just slight pressure on throttle. Noise goes away if you push harder or let ...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L cooling fans VIN: 12EWGYNU12
van overheats fan comes on only on low speed disconnect coolant sensor fan comes on can also activate fan with modis found only 2 volts at sensor and computer what am i missing
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GK54L8R
Hello, everyone I have a strange one here. Potential new customer called and said he has 10 fuel pumps in the last 3-4 years intalled and all have failed. It's had new ones from the dealer and remans from various independant shops. I was wondering if any one h...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L oil pressure light VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
Customer complaint was oil light coming on, vehicle hot, at idle when in gear. Test drove to verify complaint. Oil pressure test shows 10 psi at idle,(spec is 6) in gear, 70psi at 3000 rpm. Check engine oil quality, ok. Replace oil pressure sending unit with O...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L steering VIN: 2C8GP64L02
Hello Tech's I have this 2002 Town&Country van with a 3.8L engine that has a low speed steering shudder, that only happens when vehicle is up to operating temp. It has had the campaign for the cooler hoses done by the previous owner. This vehicle does appear ...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start
hello all- i have a strange one here -the vehicle is a '96 dodge intrepid 3.3l no start no spark. I have replaced the crank sensor/cam sensor-scan tool reads yes while cranking but cam/crank "sync" says ok at first then says lost.BUT i still read "yes for cam/...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP2438V
Problem: MIL, small miss, OBD-II PCM code P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire). Repairs done: Went to dodge to get new 8-way connector, 1/2 was the set that goes to the 6 injectors, and 1 wire to ASD relay - other 1/2 goes to main wiring harness - fuel injector side, $... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire 2 Trip Monitor)
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality
Hey guys i have a question. I have a 98 Dodge dakota and the scanner is saying the catalytic convertor is inefficant. I was wondering as there is two oxygen sensors either side of the catalytic convertor does anyone know how to remove the convertor and then fo...
2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1D7FL16X33
This is the second time in for this concern. Previously another tech in shop worked on it. There were no codes stored at that time, fuel pressure tested good, when truck did finally start, it appeared to have been flooded. He replaced the ignition coil, and re... Trouble codes: P1388 (Auto shutdown relay control circuit)
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L alternator VIN: 1FALP62W3S
Alternator will overcharge battery and then it will work fine. Question of why if you unplug stator wire (loop wire) from alterntor the alternator continues to charge? Any ideas of what could be back feeding the alternator.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Vehicle intermittently cranks by itself. Engine cranks with no key and noone around vehicle. Car has not done it since i have had it in my possesion. I suspect starter relay. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!!!
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FDKE30F9T
we have this van that has been to 4 dealerships now it on us, if you drive down the road and slow to a stop with slight brake pressure at around 17 mph the engine will stall sometimes,not all the time. It dosn't really lug down just idles down and stalls, I be...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLF47G8V
Advise in advance PLEASE- I work for large fleet fo trucks (+400) a large portion are 94-97 Ford super-Duty 460 gas / auto trans. In the past all trans repairs/replacements have been subbed-out.We are about to test inhouse service.Any advise would help. basic ...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Blown Spark Plug VIN: 1FTRF17W64
Morn. to all Iatn members, i need to know the part # or where i can purchase this kit to repair a stripped cyl. head for spark plug, i know Ford does not recommend this due to heat but we have a 300K miles engine & cust. needs to buy a little more time with th...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L icp,ABS VIN: 2FMDA5344Y
A little stuck here with an intermittant fuse blowing. Fuse #10 - 10A, controls Shif lock, ICP, Blend Door, ABS module, Speed controll, A/C clutch pressure switch and rear defrost, and fuse #22. Just wondering if anyone has come across this on these wiring nig...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L parasitic battery drain VIN: 1FMYU04141
Hi Everyone, I have this Escape which is killing the battery. At first inspection I found a little over 100mA drain. I found it to be in the interior light fuse is the inside fuse panel (f2.27, 10 amp). According to Alldata, the fuse powers the radio, GEM, IC...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L front int. wipers VIN: 2FMDA56491
This is a good friends vehicle, code b1446 in memory and will re-occur when KOEO test performed. Intermittent wipers not working properly as they will stop midsweep 2-3 times and sometimes will not work at all. Low and high speed operation is okay. Scanner dat...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU67E62
Hi Guys, This one came in at the last minute this evening hoping I would catch the problem while it was occurring. The customer stated that the vehicle acted like it had a rev limiter at [...], that there was hardly any power, and would stall when put into... Trouble codes: P1137 (Lack of downstream heated Oxygen Sensor Switch Indicates lean)
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52443
This van came in with no drivability issues other than a MIL. Pulled codes and found a P0315. Check TSB's and ran diagnostic chart. The only cause shown was either a bad crank sensor or damaged crank pulse ring. We inspected the ring and it appeared to be OK. ... Trouble codes: P0315 (PCM Unable to learn crankshaft pulse wheel tooth spacing)
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L battery light on VIN: 3FAFP31304
This one has my time and attention. Originally came in with battery light on, not charging. 11.66 v. Checked fuses and voltage drop across batt terminals, alt case, engine ground. All ok. Replaced the alt. Retested. Everything was great. 14.47v 98 amps under l...
1988 GMC S15 2.5L No start VIN: 5698741236
Hey guys i have a problem. I have an 88 S15 that wont start or stay running. I have checked the gas routing and fuel filter and the fuel pump and the single injector. It all appears to be in good shape. The problem is i can start it by pooring gas down through...
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Air/fule metering system VIN: 1GTGK24R1T
This ones for all you GM guys. We have a 96 1500 pickup with a 350. Complaint is a high idle when warmed-up (above 1600 rpm) and poor shifting when warm. We have varified this only once, when it sat over night in our lot. We keep getting throttle poss. sensor ...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GTEC19V51
This one came in with a rough unstable idle complaint... I checked it when it came in and had a P0171 and P0174 lean codes... sprayed carb cleaner around looking for a vacum leak and noticed my long term seemed to change when I soaked the intake runner so I tr... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2), P0300 (random misfire)
2001 GMC Cab & Chassis Sierra 3500 8.1L Drive indicator VIN: 1GDJC34G81
OK guys. I have another weird GM problem. Customer brought us this vehicle with a very intemittent concern. They stated that it only happens at highway speeds. We drove it 55 miles with no problem. Then moving it in the parking lot it happened once. The "d" li...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GKFK16T81
vehicle came in originally with P0300, P0171, P0174, found open plug wires and 5lbs of backpressure in exhaust, replaced above componenets ran great, now has P0300, only misfires on cold start until you reach about 130 degrees misfire goes away, pressure dropp... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L ign switch and shifter VIN: 1HGCB7658L
hey follow techs, we have a good one here this vech came in and the coustomer stated he could not turn the key to start and once started and shut down he could not remove the key this mainly would happen around 25 deg. and bellow we replaced the ign switch 3 t...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S6CM58V3T
96 Honda Passport has a 4x4 issue,,customer complains 4x4 is slow to engage,,takes approx. 20 miles to engage or if you let it sit for a time with the vehicle shut down, 30 or minutes it will engage also, engage 4x4 at night it is on in the morning when you go...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
Thanks in advance. This vehicle is my own personal vehicle. This vehicle has been acting up very intermittently for the past year. It won't start back up after a HOT soak. Last night I noticed while driving the vehicle it started to misfire and run really roug... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected), P1399 (testing and results)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L low compression VIN: 1HGES15581
This vehicle was a tow in, would not start in customers garage. After performing compression test and leak down suspected timing belt jump and bent valves. Inspected timing belt, timing marks were pretty close to being right on, but there is a slack in the bel...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L starter VIN: KMHWF35H33
this car came in for grinding while starting another tech replaced the starter it didnt fix it and know im blessed with it. inspected currant draw 100 amp cranking, 160 amp peak. inspected starter bottom ear broken off per other tech that is what the problem w...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W2V
Hi, have a perplexing one here, mainly due to the intermittent problem, making it hard to pin down, I am hoping someone has seen this before. Customer called, no start, had vehicle towed in. Started perfectly upon arrival, everything checked out. Sent home. 1 ...
1988 Mazda B2600 2.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF6125J
customer came in for a tune up lack of power pulling hills. did tuneup cap rotor wires plugs air fuel on roadtest notice customers concern power on flat good once you hit a hill vechile bucks and chugs now the only thing related was the fuel pump was replaced ...
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L cooling system VIN: JM1TA22132
car came in making noise from timing belt area, replaced timing belt, tensioner, and water pump (because we were there.) car came back for over heating, tested and found that at idle engine would heat up and fans come on low speed, air from fans is warm, it wi...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L No Start, COLD NO START VIN: WDBED30E2P
car came in with hard start - cold. would turn over but not start. after trying for awhile car would start but with a rough idle. this would eventually clear up and car would run and start great the rest of the day. when 1st came in, car was flooding. after co...
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...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C6T
Hi looking for some help with this car that shuts off after engine is up to running temp. It will not restart until sits for a few minits of cool down. After several trys of running and shut down and restart a code 43 coil circut problem set Then after another... Trouble codes: 43 (ignition coil circut), 11 (crank signal circut)
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE1430P
Vehicle runs very rough, have codes for map and iat. Replaced map with known good, no difference, iat shows current ambient temp at cold start. Codes seem unrelated to problem, someone had been working on it at home before it was brought to me. Vehicle running... Trouble codes: 23 (iat circuit low), 34 (map circuit low)
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L ignition VIN: 1G2NE5431P
replacing crank sensor. took bolt out twisted sensor and pulled up and part of sensor still in block. is there a easy way to get it out with out taking oil pan off?
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L low coolant light VIN: 1G2WP12K7V
This vehicle came to my shop with low coolant light on. I unpluged senser the light went out. I replaced the senser but the light still comes on until you unplug it. The thing i notice is that it stays on until you unplug it but when you plug back in it does n...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E2X
this car came in 1 month ago with code p0341. after checking it out it came up as intermittant. now it is back with the same code but it resets every time it is cleared. after going through the flow chart four times, i keep coming up being told to replace the ... Trouble codes: P0341
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOEB0918F
This Porsche bucks and jerks under light and heavy load, (worse on heavy load)idles perfectly, revs perfectly with no load. Symptoms seem like breakdown in primary ignition circuit to me but wondering if any out there have had experience with either cylinder h...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
Well, we did find the problem and it was a self-inflicted wound. Several of you recognized (as we did) that the camshaft sensor circuit was involved. There are two sensors in this system and the one we had problems with was in the rear of the driver side cylin... 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 and thanks, it was the vacum check valve, the customer is quite happy that it was not something major. thanks again George
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABJ8322W
Sorry for the delay on the fix Wanted car to be gone for a while to make sure car was fixed. We cleaned all pin switch and adjusted window height. What I do not understand is why would the windows go down with the top open? There should not have been any...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Digital Cluster Illumination VIN: 1GKD54Y9VU
Thanks to all that gave input on this vehicle. I removed the cluster and checked all connections and verified the required power feeds and grounds. All checked good so I ordered an exchange unit from the local dealer. I instslled it yesterday and all seems fin...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L engine tick VIN: 1GNDT13S55
Thanks to everyone that replied. After pulling the cam cover I found an oil gallery plug in the front of the head between the two camshafts pushed out of the head. GM has a PI out on this saying that a rare occasions this plug will become dislodge causing mult...
2004 Chrysler CIRRUS 2.4L tcc VIN: 1C3DJ56S74
Ok thanks to all who response to me, all oil lines were ok, also brakes lights were off at road test and engine temperature was ok too, so we're thinking in a valve body stuck or a bad PCM, as soon as we get the culprit we will post here. thanks again
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L reading lights VIN: 2C4GM68485
all replies where to look for a short but the vehicle has been working fine ever since and customer has elected to wair and see what happens
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH54R0P
Thank you everyone for your time and suggestions I rechecked everything mentioned and my initial steps also. My next step was to persue an oe computer but we could not get parts due too weather, and my shop closes between christmas and new years. Basically the... Trouble codes: 42 (An open or shorted condition detected in the auto shut down relay circuit.), 53 (Internal PCM fault condition detected), 53 (Internal PCM fault condition detected).
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L trans VIN: 4B3AU42Y3T
I gave all the info that all of you sent to me to the Trans shop. They decided they did not want to deal with a a relearn process or any other thing about this vehicle and instead told the customer to take the vehicle to the Dealer. As you might guess I was so...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L transfercase VIN: 1B7GG22X3X
Replaced trans mount sent driveshaft out and had it balanced and checked for straight.At this time the truck has not come back.Thank you,Sean
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L poor stopping VIN: 1B7HF1325X
Thanks for all the ideas. We bleed the brakes several times seemed to help. Customer is happy but i think they could be better.
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L abs VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
Hello All, I replaced the rear speed sensor based on a few replies, but that did not fix the problem. Several replies told me to focus on a possible bad ABS controller or CAB module. After checking all possible problems (wiring harness problems, bad grounds, b...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
Well the customer finally brought the vehicle back in and let us work on it long enough to fix the problem. So I started by checking fuel lines and pressure which was all ok . What I noticed was the fuel pressure leak down which was actually in spec .after say...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
thanks for all the help. the crank sensor fixed the problem. we had trouble checking on computer so we just tried one from chrysler and problem went away
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L engine VIN: IFTCR11XXM
Thanks for all the replies. Put a new water pump on this morning. Fixed. Thanks again, Happy New Year Dan
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L leak VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
alot of you guys said to change to oem cap and filter, did that and it seems to be a better fit. housing and threads looked fine and return lines were not clogged. time will tell. thanks to all who answered my problem.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L spark knocks VIN: 1FMRU1766W
tested and found maf sensor shorted it would spike causing the computer to lean out the engine.replaced maf and all is well .car has been gone fore 2 weeeks . i just wanted to be sure before i closed this ..thanks to all chris Trouble codes: P0455.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15V6X
As some of you had suggested, one of the heads were cracked.After removing both heads for the second time, a crack was visible on the left side head. Thanks to all that replied.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
we had 7 replies on this subject. thanks to mike,stuart,jason and mark on the info on iac. we did check tsb's on alldata and ford installer website and could not find anything on iac problems or noises. so we got the engine to act up and unplugged iac and nois... Trouble codes: P0156.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU83P41
the fix for this vehicle is the crankshaft dampner was split at the keyway and keyway shiered off. i pulled front cover varify cam timing and reinstalled everything, replaces dampner, cleared out reinstalled plugs, change oil and filter. rerun retest ok. thank...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L oil pressure VIN: 1FTRW08L21
Well this one is on it's way to being fixed. Took off the oil pan and found that the suction screen was plugged with sludge. Removed and cleaned the screen and fully pressurized the oil system with out primer pump system so everything was full of oil before we...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Trailer tow connector VIN: 1FTYR44U12
Ford Trailer lighting tow connector: Thanks to Adam, Marshall, and Louis [...] found the problem in the main switch box. It was an unmarked Fuse that had blown. It's marked now for future reference. Lights are working great and I appreciate the replies to may prob...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering pump VIN: 1FMRU17L63
Thanks to all who responded. Most of the suggestions we had already tried. After rechecking everything again we took the vehicle to a local p/s rebuilder and he looked at it for about 2 minutes and told us we had a bad bearing in the idler pulley that was righ...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU70E82
my fellow tech and i thank you all very much . he actually got [...] his shop.what he did was check for power and grounds, had them ,replaced module fixed it.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Antenna VIN: 2FAFHP71W0
Well, thanks for the replies on this issue. We have decided to go with a short, flexible antenna to replace the metal whip mast, so we don't have to worry about plugging the hole. Many people suggested a body plug, or similar rubber plug to seal the hole if yo...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L blower VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
I think Fred pretty well summed up the operation of this Honda system. It's probably working normally. The customer has a newer 07 Honda and this is his snowbird car now. I think perhaps there is some confusion as to how the system worked before v.s. now. Agai...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Starter inhibited, tail light relay on, power wind VIN: KM8SC13D12
Thanks to all Techs that responded. After talking to customer, found out I had been 4th person touching this car for this problem. It was a relative of the customer who was trying to do a favor, by somehow switching or removing fuses in interior fuse box with ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Hi, Thanks for the replies. They were split between monitor the O2 sensors and the cats do go bad. We sent the customer to the dealer as he is still under warranty for the cats. As of now we have not found out what was done to the car. I think it needs a new c...
1990 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Vacuum VIN: 2J4FY29T1L
Thank you all for helping us, or least trying to help us. We were finally able to get a vacuum diagram from the help of one of the local Chrysler/Jeep dealers we deal with. We couldn't believe the difference in terms of the lay-out and component labeling from ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L dying
First off, thank you everyone for the help. I let the customer take the car after several long, long test drives. I called the customer about a week later to check on him, he said it is doing fine, no dying no lights going out or anything. He said he would cal...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V0X
This one is fixed. The problem was so intermittent that I wanted to wait as long as possible to be sure it didn't come back. I called the customer and she said that it runs better than it has since they owned it (they bought it used). The rear oxygen sensor fi... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1).
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L check engine li VIN: JM2UF1130M
Thank you for yalls help!!! I looked under the left dash and there were two connectors white and black. the white conn. was plugged in, I unplugged it and plugged in the black wire connector and it reset my computer thank you so much for your help!!
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W6T
Most replies said that dash has to be removed and that its not real hard to do, on said to check the gasket and one said to install restricter in line to reduce flow to prevent future failure. As it turns out the customer found a Ford tech that is willing to d...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU66EX2
I was informed that there is no waranty after 70,000 miles on this engine. The problem is the timing chain and related parts. There is also no compression on #6 cylinder so the head has to come off. So far I still have this vehicle but no OK to do any work. I ...
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L engine VIN: 1N4AB42D9S
Thank you for all your inputs. Was very helpful. I do beliveve the engine jumped time, customer did not want to spend much money on the repair so the car went off to his house, a new lawn ornament.. Happy New Year to all
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
well thank you all for your help lesson learned here is all to often relearned we looked in fixed history found what seemed to be the most common failure and needless to say we jumped the gun and did not investigate as well as we should have long story short w... Trouble codes: P1320 (ingnition signal circuit).
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Engine VIN: JN1DA31A43
Thank you for all the help and suggestions. I replaced all three tensioners and all was well. Happy New Year
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L brakes locking up VIN: 2P4GP44ROV
well another save by iatn this vehicle is fixed we adjusted the booster rod and replaced the remaining rubber break lines and no more locking up thanks iatn members the vehicle has been gone for 2 weeks with no more brake concerns
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L intake manifold VIN: 1GMDX03EOY
Well this vehicle is fixed and back on the road again. I want to thank the many who responded to my help request. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast the responses came in. The majority of you said to do only the intake gaskets since that could cause all of...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Blower Runs -Key Off VIN: 2G2WR524X4
Thanks for all the input guys. The car has not returned as yet... called owner, all working well. If/when it returns I plan to replace blower motor (OEM). Will post more later. All the Best JB
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