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1999 Audi A4 1.8L clutch release VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Customer came in with clutch slipping bad. removed tranny and verified clutch was plain worn out to rivots. at this time, we replaced the dual mass flywheel, disc, pressure plate, pilot bushing, and release bearing(all parts genuine OEM). Reinstalled tranny. f...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4322R
no known drivability problems.unable to communicate with modis scanner(latest updates)have check eng.and srs light on any known problems with communicate with scanner.any help would be greatly appreciated.
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
This car is a good customer of mine. This car always has issues, always something new this time the dash lights will not light up to its full intensity. When the car goes over a bump the dashlights dim and go bright but geneally stay the same which is dim. I b...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L code 55 and limp VIN: WBAAM3339X
We installed a Phoenix Transmissions rebuilt trans. Initially the transmission drove about 50-100 ok but then it flagged a code 55 5th gear ratio error and went into limp mode. It does this intermittently in that period of miles. The experience with Phoenix tr...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Blower motor VIN: 1G6CD5153J
Let me start by saying this is not your typical Cadillac blower problem. With that being said, on with the story. This whole nightmare started out with the blower motor working intermittently. I found the Connector for the blower motor was melted and not fitti...
1986 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L Front brakes VIN: 2GCDC14H0G
Hi all, this 1/2 ton will pull to the right when braking. The calipers are new, as is the LF brake hose. You can feel it on the steering wheel. It's not the rear, as it will still pull when the rear brakes are disabled. But, when you back up, it seems to go st...
1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDT19Z8K
Hello to all, you try to talk people out of tring to fix these old wore out trucks but they like the truck.. Came in rough running, wires burnt and two holes not firing, fuel filter plugged, proformed tune, hitting on all but rough idle, test and found bleedin... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem)
1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3L timing chain VIN: 1G1LZ14A0L
Hello group, thankyou in advance for any help provided. This Beretta came to me from another shop. History is, they performed a valve job. Ran the vehicle, next morning would crank and not start. They threw several parts at it and gave up. I received the vehi...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L tensioner VIN: 161JC1446R
Help, Gang!! This Cavalier is kicking my butt!! I know this shouldn't be rocket science, but we'd sure like to LAUNCH this car!!! Car came here in October with a chewed up belt & a tensioner at a slight angle. We put in a new NAPA (Gates) tensioner and belt on...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14M8T
Replaced all 3 O2 sensors.Plug wires,rotor cap.Light still on idles rough.Light will flash 58 times.Then steady on.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0300
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC124OT
good evening. customer brought vehicle in due to overheating.he had installed a new thermostat, but not sure of the bleeding procedure.once in the the shop we checked for coolant leaks, water pump operation, restrictions, cooling system for head gasket problem...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCGK29U5X
This VIN number is pretty close but may not be exact because the truck is not here. The 8th & 9th characters may be off. Other than that, it's a 6.0. 'Nuff said. The main complaint is that low oil pressure turns on the "check guages" light, according to my c...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13S82
hey guys, just had a customer show up with this engine knock, sounds just like a rod bearing when in drive and under load, but heres the catch, the noise is not there when I try it in reverse. In park or neutral you hear a light clicking, when accelarating it ...
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1432G935
cust states after going throught puddle check engine light on. test p0416 air pump. test find seized. replace air pump blow lines out reinstall clear codes run ok. cust left came back 3 days later light back on. teat same p0416. read diag perform inspection al... Trouble codes: P0416
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L four wheel drive VIN: 3GNEK13T53
This vehicle has a noise when making turns left or right with the 4x4 on in high postion. Does not make any noise at all while in 2wd. Does not make noise when in 4x4 high while driving straight. It does feel like it binds a little. 4x4 controls all work, no c...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L loss of monitors VIN: 1GNFK16Z54
The truck will run all monitors on drive cycle run, as soon as you shut truck off i lose half of my readiness monitors and will not pass our si. lost monitors are h02, 02 and catalyst. thank you for your time Dale.
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL23X0T
Began working on this vehicle today. Engine seems to have a misfire and rough idle. Initially checked for dtc's and found Cylinder #3 misfire detected. Viewed misfire counts with scanner, But no misfires have shown up. Checked for and verified spark at cylinde...
1997 Dodge Dakota 5.2L ABS system
Hey guys, Ihave this 97 Dakota in the shop.It came in for no Daytime running lights.I investigated the situation and found that when you start the vehicle, the lights come on for about 20 sec and then go out. The odd thing is that as soon as they go out the AB...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L cruise inop VIN: 1B3ES42Y6W
hello, The cruise won't work on this neon. So far I've replaced the servo and pcm with used parts and it still won't work. There is batt. voltage on the brown/white wire from the brake switch to the servo. There is gnd on the stop sw sense wire at the pcm(wht/...
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L driver side heat VIN: 4B3AG52H42
checked on scanner, car is running @ proper temperature, customer complains that car is blowing cold air from heat and defroster on driver side and hot air on passenger side at the same time. problem was the same before and after heads and thermostat were repl...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heater VIN: 1D7HA18N83
Hello everyone happy new year. I have this 2003 dodge pickup and it has a single heater control assembly in it. the defrost is hot on both sides but the floor vent and panel vent driver side blows cold. The pass. side is great was wondering if anyone has seen ...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N9M
Hi ford tech need some help have truck that came in to are shop 3 mo ago with bad ehaust valve rplace valve .about 2000 miles later spark plug in #8 cyl melted center electrode gone.replace spark test drove truck run good. costmer drove truck about 2000 miles ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Won't crank VIN: 1FTDR15XXP
Truck will not crank unless you play with remote door lock. After locking and unlocking starter will work, may fail at next restart or may start 2 or three times before failure. Hass any body seen this senario before?
1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L dome light VIN: 1FALP5844R
This vehicle came in with the complaint that when you start it the dome light comes on and won't go off until the car is shut off. I checked the car out and the dome light works properly as long as the car is not running. All the door jamb switches seem to be ...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FALP4048S
Hi thanks for any help inadvace I own a 95 mustang 3.8 v6 5spd that the head gaskets went out of last night and I also own an old rusted out 85 F-150 with a built 302 and 4spd and was wondering if anyone could help in what I may need to make the swap. Such as ...
1996 Ford Escort 1.8L srs airbag VIN: WFONXXGCAN
First up this vehicle is a 1.8T D Station waggon and has a very basic Air/Bag System. The problem I have is no (ignition) circuit to the control module there are two possible wires it could be which are a black/white or black/red. I am unable to aquire the cor...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L coolant leaking VIN: 2FDX18W9VC
looks like head gaskets are at fault..what nightmares am i going to come across while doing the gaskets? also do you have to lift the body to access these?? any comments will greatly be appreciated.. thanks
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L hot reverse engauge VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
Truck came in with check engine light. Light was being caused by converter slippage. Sorry but forgot to write down code. We had some corrosion in the solinoid pack connector. I replaced the connector and the torque converter. After road testing truck after re...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145W
Help! This Windstar is driving us crazier than we already are!Vehicle came in for cranks no start condition-was supposed to be towed in but started & was able to be driven in by customer.Problem starts when engine is hot only-pulled mil codes p0300,p0304,p0305... Trouble codes: P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open koercontinous memory), P0304
1999 Ford F550 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF57S1X
hey guys, thanks in advance for any help i can get. we have a ford f550 dump truck that we use for our snow plowing buisness. we have owned it since new. we use it pretty hard in winter but only has 9000 miles on it. it started making this knocking noise only ...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FMSU43F7Y
Hello everyone. I hope this is a simple problem for ya'll because it is turning into a real pain for us. We need the code for the keypad on the outside of the drivers door. I checked alldata for the location of the module that has it stamped on the top but we ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F42
The reason for this help request is I,m kind of in the middle of my diagnostic and I have spent the best part of the day looking for a diagram showing the pin positions on the PCM connector. I have Snap on Shop Key and the only thing I can find is pin position...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, NO THROTTLE RESPONSE VIN: 1FTSF31F91
after sitting overnight the truck starts up and surges, sometimes it stalls the first time, but will start back up. the surging goes away within 10-15 sec. and the truck will idle fine. if you try to drive right away it has poor throttle response. after a few ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FMPU16L41
This vehical door locks will lock with electric switches but only drivers door will unlock with switch. This vehical uses a module that the locks run thru.,could this be the problem. None of the actuators are stuck and they will operate when voltage is applied...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L23
Hi, folks. This truck will lock the RF wheel on abs stops but works normally as long as ABS is not activated. No codes. Even after removing foot from brake pedal, ABS continues cycling despite BOO switch showing "off", and rf wheel stays locked. As soon as veh...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L no compression #7cyl.no VIN: 1FDWE35L73
Van has a dead miss on #7 cyl. Tech. checked COP, spark plug, injector pressure drop. All OK. Checked compression, less than 20PSI. We can bring #7 to top dead center on comp. stroke, put air in that cyl. ,air comes out throttle body. You can loosen cam bolts ...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U14
Car will start and barely run at half throttle. Carb spray will keep it running at closed throttle. I have spark, injector pulse, and my fuel pressure seems to vary between 40 and 60psi. Spark plugs and fuel filter were original, spark plugs fouled but too muc... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L unkown VIN: 1GTCS19X8V
Please help. This truck belongs to one of our better customers and we have serviced it for years. Problem is that while driving at about 45 to 50mph there is this harmonic type noise that rumbles thru out the cab. This noise is intermiitant and can be duplicat...
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Speedometer VIN: 1GKET16P84
The Speedometer is stuck between 85 and 100 MPH. I can get speed data on the scan tool. There are no codes but didn't expect any. Before I tear into this dash is there anything that I can do to fix this problem? I checked for tech bulletins and such with no he...
1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L clutch pedal support member VIN: KMHJF23R6S
The customer concern is that they can not shift gears, or shift into gear from neutral after starting the engine and that the brake lights are staying on all the time. I inspected the vehicle and verified that the brake lights were on with the key off. I atte...
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 ...
2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA31A43
I have never work on this particular code before P0152, it's usually a faulty 02 sensor, but this one seems different than the rest, I'm testing the 02 sensors and found bank 2 sensor 1 running rich at about .8volts steady, and bank 2 sensor 2 also indicating ... Trouble codes: P0152
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vvt VIN: SAJDA01N71
hello i should've asked for help days ago. ths jag comes up with code po1383 for variable valve timing after @60 miles of driving. i'm sure you can be of much more help than mitchell on demand. the wires to ecm and vvt solenoid test fine. the test sequence sa...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ58S9N
hey guys we have to figure out what is wrong with this heep. It first came in not starting and had no spark. it had a flat line on the signal wire for the crank sensor. the ground looks good and shows only .02 voltage drop on the black wire blue tracer. the re...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
thanks in advance for any help,this one's giving me a good, old-fashioned beating. this came in for poor idle quality/ long cranking times.had p0300 in memory,no current codes.after checking for the usual fuel pump drain back issue,found air cleaner blocked so... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start
hey guys this car stalled in a parking lot,it drove well before it got there when the costomer was ready to leave it would not start,and there is a message in the msg center no bus does anyone know wahat this meens i have little experience with american cars a... Trouble codes: N/A
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L coolant VIN: SAUM2252A3
Hello everyone. We all love it when a Land Rover enters our world. This vehicle came in for an oil change. When checking the fluids, I noticed the coolant overflow bottle appeared to be contaminated with an oily type of substance leaving a grayish film. I chec...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L all power windows VIN: J180F22E8S
We have replace the left front window motor ecm. Master switch test good. If relay in ecm is manually ingaged the drivers window works. We assumed the module was the problem. Not so lucky. The wiring diagram in alldata does not match this vehicle. We have trie...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine valve train VIN: JT8VS28G1W
Customer doesn't want to spend money to inspect further without being able to trust we will find fault and be able to correct problem.
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L 1 VIN: JM3LV5230N
This MPV has 186,000 K. The transmission starts in 2nd it will not downshift automatically into 1st. The hold button seems to be innoperative. The transmission shudders or seems to cut in and out on decel. Other shifts are fine' no slippage. Thanks.
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YV6F22C3Y
Customer complaint of running rough, engine light on. checked for vaccuum leaks, none found. Checked code, Cylinder #2 missfire. Customer changed his own plugs and wires with new. Fireing order is correct. Changed all four injectors. Customer stated that it ru...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L fender VIN: WDBCB20AXC
I have a loss on this "old" Mercedes which is above average for the year and as matter of fact is "like new" and under 100k miles. It is hit light on the RF area (bumper-grille-hood rf fender etc) Nothing really structual however I am having a tuff time findin...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0R
This vehicle came in with MIL on and found code PO441 evap incorrect flow did some visual inspection for vacuum leaks none were found , clear code and let customer go and he call back a few day later that the light came back on , recheked and found the same co... Trouble codes: P0441
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start
after they replaced the engine it would not start swapped in another pcm same condition but that one has faults for the incorrect key(theft) wit hthe original pcm in the vehicle i am getting crank and cam signals all powers and ground to these two are good as ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
This thing was towed in with sudden no start, customers had cranked the battery dead. Initially seemd like fuel pump quit. Tested pressure at the pump, don't remember what the pressure was but it was quite fine. (two weeks ago) Then discovered that compression...
1989 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1HS34P8K
can someone please help with this one car came in runing bad sounds really late timing was jumped three teeth repl chain gears and guides timin is right now double checked but engine still late like timing off have to advance to even run and wont idle at all c...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L door locks, radio VIN: 2P4GP44R9W
Once per month this car will crank but not start. The electric locks and radio/clock will not work while the car in in a crank but won't start condition. When the vehicle starts the clock is re-set as if the battery has been diconnected. All the dash lights an...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ14T3N
the car will not start below 45 degrees on its own,if you give it one shot of carb. cleaner in upper intake vacum port and it will start right up.scanner shows temp sensor normal reading,fuel pressure 35lbs.,injector pulse good ,good spark on all 6 plugs. have...
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G4W
We recently replaced the air (smog) pump on this vehicle because the old one was locked up. We replaced it with a new GM part. Since then it has intermittantely been setting a P1415 code which is a failure on the bank 1 (driver side). The pcm looks for a chang... Trouble codes: P1415 (secondary air injection bank one malfunction)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L flex plate VIN: 1G2NE52TOX
flywheel broken again.has anyone experienced repeat failure with flex plates with this engine.

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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE6314P
Thanx for all replies. Last night we were out of time to do any diagnostics but today we smoke-test it. It was indeed a vacuum leak, Serge was right about the vacuum tank under left side of the intake. One of the hoses coming out of it had a small crack. Thanx... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 sensor control).
2000 BMW M5 5.0L Unknown VIN: WBSDE9344Y
Thanks a lot to all the resposes. The guide rod bushings fixed the steering wheel jerking. The rattle in the back right was the loose valance. i didn't get to do anything about the vibration in the shifter at this time. the vibration in the shifter was so subt...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WXS
Thank you to all fellow techs that replied. To fix this vehicle I followed the advise of most of you. I cleaned the egr passages w/injector cleaner -- let it dry for about 1 hour -- started vehicle momentarily w/EGR off -- all kinda of deposits came out-- then... Trouble codes: P1406 (egr pintle stuck open).
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3GKGK2GJ0X
Sorry about taking so long to close this one out. Got back from the Holidays and had work backed up. Well Brent hit it on the nose. I did try to look at the fuel pressure regulator, but didn't see anything wrong with it. I had a fuel pressure gauge hooked up t...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C3HD56F8S
MOSTLY FIXED THAT IS. passes emissions. found that cats were weak. also i changed the oil and replaced left side o2 sensor.the wierd thing is that o2 sensor passes all the tests except for the fact that it seems to be biased slightly. replaced o2 sensor becaus...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H7V
Thanks to all who replied. Dell [...] s...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
hey guys i want to say thanks,i checked the wiring and the c v axle had rubbed the signal wire in two, but you had to really inspect the wire becuase at a glance it looked like the wire was not broken,but it was.so again thanks
2001 Daewoo Lanos Sport 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1BJG56KT56
We replaced the cam sensor and found out the fuse splices in line with the 12v supply to the sensor. Apparently Daewoo had problems with the sensor failing, getting hot, melting and burning the car to the ground. The sensor can be replaced w/o timing belt remo...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18Z92
Replaced the condensor fan and still blew the fuse. Sent it to get the PCM reflased like the TSB says and all is good. Thanks for your guidence. Thanks Trouble codes: P1491 (Radiator Fan Controll Relay).
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C23
Thanks to all who have replied. A very expensive lesson has been learned here. The dealer said that I damaged three of the connector tubes by overtorquing them, and I had the wires crossed on two of the injectors, causing a burnt up ECM. Oh well, live and lear... Trouble codes: P0251 (vp44 injection pump problem).
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HU16D43
I have been waiting for the girl who owns the truck to come back to see if we could figure anything out. As of yet she has not. She did however quit her job at the NAPA store. The store owner owns the shop I manage too so there might be a reason. If she does c...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L belt ? VIN: 1D7HA18N34
thanks for all of your ideas & suggestions , it turned out to be the fan clutch -- replaced with new & let customer drive for a week he stated all of the noise is gone -- iatn was a great help -- thanks agian for all of your replies
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLF47G8V
Thanks to all who took time to rely. All info is valuable. Our shop is a bit different in that all techs are paid a straight 40 hours a week (sort of a team system)reguardless of who works on what.We also have a yearly budget/goal to meet, looking for ways to ...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U7V
THANKS for all your help. A good nights sleep and some careful thought, led us to recheck the synchronizer setting. We got cyl #1 to tdc and zeroed it with a welding rod and found the tool would not fit back into the synchro. I reset it and all is well in FORD... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0306.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Shifting VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
First off thank you to everyone who responded to my cry for help. I checked the VSS wire right at PCM with a scope and pattern was trashed. Went to VSS and tested it there and pattern also trashed. Eventhough I had replaced the VSS and drive gear already I sho...
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP68GXW
The problem end-up being the last technician who work on it did not put the air cleaner housing in all the way, The air cleaner housing is shape like a cone, thus requiring i guess a vortex airflow into the mass airflow meter, but since it was sucking air in a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power at low RPM VIN: 1FDXF46F0X
I have noticed over the years it is hard to diagnose ignorance and come along behind someone and diagnose. This 7.3 is finnally fixed and if we had went with our gut feeling from the beginning it would not have taken so long or have had to ask for help. Orig...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
Ok, thank you for everyone that replied! Dan in S/C nailed it on the head. The baro sensor had failed! NOW HERE IS WHERE I AM GOING TO GIVE A BIT OF INFORMATION TOO, AS DAN STATED THE EARLY PRODUCTION 99'S HAVE A SEPERATE BARO SENSOR NOT IN THE PCM AND IT IS L... Trouble codes: P0107.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L daytime running lights VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
All said the module should do it, and it did. A couple said the high beam indicator usually won't work if the module is bad, but this one everything worked perfect except the DRL. What had me doubtful is the test procedure said to make sure the brake fluid lev...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No acceleration VIN: 1FDAF57F4Y
Thanks for the replies, [...] hit it on the head with garbage on the VSS circuit. The repair was to clean a hidden ground cluster on the left front inner fender. Trouble codes: P1501 (Vehicle Speed sensor).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L rear lights VIN: 1FBNE31L22
The problem was fixed with information that Vladimir passed along. It turned out to be a stuck on 'brake light relay' that I did not even know existed. The high mount brake light is wired differently and never came on untill the pedal was activated. These truc...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMCU021X2
thanks for the help. we removed the head to find bent valves from the impact. we are currently waiting for the machine shop to send it back. again thanks.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W84
The car has not been back in the shop. Talked to the customer and told him most of the replies were leading to the fuel pump or tank being dirty. Would need to drop tank to check and he elected to run until it gives more problems. I`m going to close with this ... Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel circut).
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C1MR2296V
thanx for the replies, it was a bit of a hassle to transfer the parts but it started on the first crank and ran smooth, thanx againfor the help!!
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L tpms VIN: JHLRE48337
Finally [...] back from the customer and I'm not surprised to hear that the Honda dealer told her I damaged the transducer/valve assy. I suspect it may have been a problemn part but how do you dispute it. They replaced it and reset the system using the factory...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: KMHDN45D21
Thanks to all that replied. Found TPS would go nuts intermitantly. Did not set any code. Found it with my lab scope while driving. New TPS fixed the car. Brad
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cuts out VIN: IJ8GM38K73
Thankyou guys again for all the suggestions i fixed the probem straight way by changing the crank sensor. The car has not stalled yet and I am keeping my fingers crossed. We don't get many jeeps like that.
1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Torque Converter VIN: KNAFA1213R
Well guys... They hit it right on. Removed the trans and BAM! There it was, cracked all the way around the crankshaft flange and beginning to spider web outward. Flex plate is discontinued from Kia, but available from Mazda, go figure. IATN is the BEST! Than...
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L lo beams VIN: JTJGF10U02
Mnay thanks to all whom offered solutions. Most centered on bulb sockets being switched [on both sides] Entirely plausible if veh had been repaired from a frt.crash. This pup was a virgin,tho. The FIX was replacing the BCM[aka Multiplex Body P.N. 89221-0270].T...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L abs VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
well really did not get any help on this one, cline decicded not to repair
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Temp Control VIN: WDBCB25D6G
Thanks to all who replied. Most suggested mono valve as the problem but it wasn't. The push button unit was. I was unable to come up with sensor values for this vehicle but did have a good push button unit from a 124 chasssis vehicle that would plug in for tes...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J11
Almost eveyone who replied was right on , after replacing the faulty parts I drove the car more than five miles & everthing seems working fine. Thanks again Trouble codes: 120 (tps sensor).
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rocker arms VIN: 2MEFM75W5W
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
Thanks for the replies I sent this car to a tranny shop since I had several responses suggesting band failure in trans. That was indeed the problem with this vehicle as well.
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L readiness indicators VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
thanx for all the replies, the customer has not brought the car back yet, will post when it is finished!!
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L early engage VIN: 1N4BA41E14
This vehicle is fixxed as far as I know! Unfortunately the customer has issues with trusting any one! I have found out by some other shops in the area that he went to them through out this ordeal also! I diagnosed that the controller was indeed the fix and tha...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Long crank time VIN: 1G3NF52E9X
Hi and thanks to all how read and responded to my cry for help. I had prevesly checked the fule preser regulater as most of your replies had said to check but i did recheck it and it was fine and the car would hold good fule presher I also had a reply saying t...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C6T
Thanks for all who helped me with this mind teaser. The wires to the crank sensor are covered by plastic conduit. A first look they appeared ok, but after so many people replyed about melted wires, I looked closer.After opening harness there were two wires mel... Trouble codes: 43 (ignition coil circut), 11 (crank signal circut).
1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, DIES HOT VIN: 2G2FV22P3T
New opti spark ignition module cured problem, autozone customer supplied parts on both assemblies. make of it what u will.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Brake Pedal VIN: WP0AA2990X
All 3 replies were correct. Water intrusion into the booster from the cowl area drains being clogged. Installed new booster with updated firewall seal kit and the long bellows. This lets the booster 'breathe' from inside the car instead of the cowl area. Thank...
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