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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)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Trunk Lock VIN: WBADD6326V
Vehicle came because customer could not get into trunk. Both buttons that activate the trunk latch release work. You can push the button on trunk and you hear a sound that sounds like a plastic gear that is stripped. I need a way into this trunk to be able t...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation VIN: WBAGH83421
I can't find any information on testing navigation system. This nav. display won't let me set directions and always gives me the same picture on the display. I coded the nav. using gt1 but still the same problem. Has anyone seen this problem?
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33431
The car seamed to run fine, no misfire detected due test drive. Spark plugs were replaced within 1,000 miles. Trouble codes: P0128, P0171, P0174, P0313
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HR52L7R
Hello to all. We went trough this 4t60e for slow to engage cold.Found post for known seal input problem so we resealed it and replaced the clutchs. Put it back in and no go. I can feel it engage reverse and drive but it wont pull. Wondering if anyone knows wha...
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: 1G6EL12YXW
Need help on this one. When you drive the vehicle and make a right turn, the car makes a tinny/ clicking noise in the front drivers side. When you make a left there is no noise. We have gone through this front and thouroughly and found nothing. We checked both...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1G6KF57911
Fellow techs, please help! This cadillac came in wth an intermittent stall complaint and traction light on. P0335 stored in computer. replaced both crank sensors and all is well. Customer wants vehicle check over for any other needs. We replaced both front hub...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC25KSL
This engine has a dead miss on #4 and #5 cylinders only at idle. Runs Great Going down the road and on acceleration. Feels just like a vacuum leak. We smoke tested and did not find an external vacuum leak. We also removed the EGR valve and checked (OK). We als...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W7P
This one came to me after the computer had been replaced, the fuel pump relay, the fuel injector and who knows what else has been done. It will just quit at idle for no known reason. It never loses spark during any of these episodes. Fuel pressure hovers betwe...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L vent VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
the trasmission pushes fluid out the vent even thow the fluid level is low, nothing appears to be unpluged. it shifts gears fine and drives fine untill the fluid levle gets to low. The fluid runds onto exhuast smoking like crazy.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WOT
check spark, compression and so on. found that injectors on cylinder #5 and #6 were stuck open. when remove the intake for warranty service found all the injector tubings were burn. trying to determine why injector were burn other than maybe backfiring. cust d... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 5), P0306
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M6W
no codes runs or barely runs at part throttle. good square wave from cam sensor. good wave from 7x crank sensor good square wave from 24x crank sensor. Map sensor sweeps fine. tps sweeps fine. 24x & 7x crank are relatively equal during cranking. Should the rp...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Steering VIN: 1G1YY22G6W
This corvette has a code C1281 steering sensor uncorrelated malf. has anyone seen this before is there a common fix we dont see many vettes in here so were kinda at a loss on where to begin. Is the steering sensor a common problem on these? Any input would be ...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L No Start VIN: 3G1JF12T4W
I did the usual checking on this thing and found low fuel pressure, 12lbs, so we ordered a pump assembly and installed it. Car will still not start. Rechecked fuel pressure, I now have 45lbs. Pulled coil assembly, I have good spark on all cylinders.Plugs are g...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBHK24U21
truck has poor idle at start up until warms up, fuel pressure good new plugs, when off idle runs good but at idle runs rough and rich,no codes.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L battery VIN: 1GNEK13TX1
Customer called for emergency "jump" start. Said battery was completely dead. Retrieved vehicle after jump start. Battery was indeed dead. Test for draw. Significant draw present. The draw remained steady throughout the fuse removal process (we removed each an...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio VIN: 2G1WF55K72
Radio works normal most of the time. Occasionally however the radio will display "locked" and not work. If you shut the key off and then restart sometimes it will come again normal and sometimes still stay locked. The custemer doesn't do anything other than re...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L battery VIN: 1GNDT13S83
This trailblazer has a intermittent dead battery overnite!!! I tested for parasitic draw and every time its around 30 milliamps which seems ok! The vehicle will work for months at a time then all of a sudden after driving it the day before it sits overnite and...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCHG35U84
hey guys we have a 04 chevy van with very little oil pressure we need to know what is common are the oil pumps common?is the gauge unit a problem?when you rev the engine the gauge shows 10lbs at idle shows nothing please help
2005 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.6L no fuel transfer VIN: 255E195930
Thanks in advance for your help and ideas. This problem started when both tanks were empty and the rear tank was filled first. From that point on the fuel has never transfered from the rear to front tank. Unplugged battery to reset system - no change. I don't ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, ran before VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
We have no codes and have verified all computer voltages. we did find that fuel pump was fluctuating from 45-70 psi so we thought we had it figured out and after replacing the fuel pump and getting it correct it still would not start. the spark plugs were cove...
2002 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L engine light VIN: 2B3HD56MO2
Hello and thanks in advance. I am working on a 2002 intrepid with an engine light the code is a po441. I have come to the decision that the computer is not sending signal to the purge solenoid. To replace the computer I need to program the vin and skim accordi... Trouble codes: P0441
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L power steering VIN: 2C4GP44372
We have a moaning/growling/whining/hooting type noise intermitantly from the p/s. It happens mostly warm but sometimes cold too. This is a fleet vehicle and their are complaints of the same noise on other vans in the fleet. Anyone have this condition before?
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L battery light VIN: 2B3HD46R9W
vehicle came in with battery light on. tested charging system. all check out good no problems found. light will come on intermittently. and stay on till vehicle is turned off. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L rocker arm #4 VIN: 1D7HU18N13
Hey everyone, I've never run into this so I was hoping maybe someone has. Vehicle came into shop a few weeks ago for a oil change, did LOF with synthetic oil. Came back in a week with what sounded like valve train noise. Replaced oil with regular oil and Lucas...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Brake Lights VIN: 3D7KU28C33
Good morning guys\gals this dodge truck is causing me to pull my hair out...Brake lights (tail not third) come on when the key is on third brake light always works fine. Key off brake lights work fine (all three). Can see the Brk switch on\off through instrume...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Camshaft Thrust Plate VIN: 1FALP4049S
Hello all, I have a 1995 Mustang we put head gaskets on about 1000 miles ago. The car had had a leaking radiator and had run out of coolant and overheated, resulting in the blown headgaskets. Customer says it died suddenly while driving and we found that th...
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
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
Looking for some information on this ford ranger. Only when the hvac blower motor is turned on does this act up. Sets a p0340, and cuts out\ fish bite type feeling. checked wiring harness routing, engine has been replaced recently. cmp and harness look ok. aga... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32E7W
i find it strange that all o2's are dead at the same time... i assume that the pcm in substituting a value that allows the vehicle to run? this one has me baffled, my next step will be to run checks on the o2 circuits as required. fuse 13 15a mini fuse is ok,...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FMZA5141X
hello people we got a good one here. customer was refered to us by mr-trans suspecting a electrical fault causing a shudder between 1-2 on acceleration. mr-t rebuilt trans the shudder disappeared for about two months, they replaced the epc 4 times now and they...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L dash board VIN: 2FTRX08W1X
When vehicle is first started dashboard takes about 1 minute to come on including odometer and all guages also warning lights
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWF36L82
still has buss noise under hard throtle after warm up to operating temp, in 1st gear wines intill second gear and then it is a little quieter have replaced secondery cooler due to them saying it could be cloged .. any help would be helpfull thank you... jerry ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L gauges VIN: 1FAFP34P33
The cluster on this Focus has only 3 gauges, they are all inoperative most of the time. the temp, fuel, and speedo may sometime flicker their needles, but usually do nothing. We have check the wiring harness and connector, and the power supply fuses(3). Also ...
1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L alternator & some sensors VIN: 1HGEJ6123T
I have a 1996 honda civic dx with a problem i have never encounterd before. underdash fuse #15 blows repeatidly. items on circut include evap vent shut valve, heated o2 sensor, evap purge soleniod, alt.,electronic load detector, and VSS. when fuse is replaced ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L coolant VIN: 1HGCG3259X
hi everyone, got one im gonna loose my shirt on . car came in with oil in the coolant, had slight pinkish color to it. suspected trans cooler, but could not prove it,cooler held pressure. sold radiator, and headgasket, crack check the head.headgasket looked ok...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6227Y
Honda tuner techs I need help. This Civic has had a different engine installed. It was a 1.6 sohc now it has a V-Tech Dohc. The engine came from a Japanese car and has a Japanese computer(not OBD-2). It has spark at times and will start at times an run 30 seco... Trouble codes: 14 (IAC Bad), P1337
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...
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Cuts out, VIN: 4S2CG58Z2M
thanks in advance, got a tcc lock up problem. i have little info here at the shop and need help. driving at about 60mph at a steady cruise i feel a jolt for about a second. happens a few times but intermittently. i dont have the right scanner to read tcm codes...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S2CK58D31
has any body come across anything like this? i reviewed the block component and the only thing that i can see in the area that could possibly give me a noise due to wear is the balance unit. has anybody come across a noise like this. it's thru all the rpm rang...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L coolant level sensor error message w/Chime VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7W
Coolant level = ok. Tested coolant system operation cold)hot w/FLUKE= ok (no drop out). Road Test w/OTC scan tool = ok (ECM did not show drop). Note: Coolant Level ERROR MESSAGE stayed out at this time. Wiggle Test wiring to level sensor = ok. Clean, lubed wir...
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 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58J93
Hi , I found this Jeep outside my shop with msg. from customer, that the Jeep runs for about 20-30 min. and shuts down. Wait for 30 min. and can restart. I started it let it idle and than after 45 min found it with engine off ignition on and Coil # 5 smoking....
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L power steering pump VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
vehicle is leaking out the power steering pump out the cap. While driving it will whine. While sitting in the shop it will actually spew some out of the cap when engine is off. I searched archives and didnt turn up much. I am trying to figure out if its the ra...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Harsh shift. codes 732,734
I have a Mazda that suddenly started too shift harsh and late. O.D light flashing with codes 732,734-- incorrect gear ratio. I replaced the solonoid pack with no help. So I am guessing it is time to replace the trans, but before I do is there any type of fix I...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA25D5K
Vehicle is flooded I have spark, I check fuel pump rely and is working, fuel distribuitore adjustments are according to specs, i check injectors and they look ok. car came in towing truk and no history of previos repairs, compression is low but is ok tu run to...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E9T
This vehicle came in originally with a blown head gasket. We relaced gasket and all necessary parts. Replaced intake manifold gaskets. Also replaced the EGR valve on back of head. The vehicle was delivered after repairs and test drive. The vehicle returned aft...
2001 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Cruise Control VIN: 4M2ZV14T01
Cruise Control works when ever it wants to,if it works it will shut off going down the road somtimes and the cruise on light will flash.I adjusted the actuator cable and brake switchs. Could it be air bag sliding contacts going open at times?
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Alignment VIN: 1MEHM50U72
Customer brought vehicle in due to vehicle drifting to the right while driving. Drifting becomes worse the faster the vehicle travels. When I test drove it, I didn't notice the drift until above 35 mph. We have had the 4 wheel alignment performed twice by two ...
1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L No Start VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
This a fix post on an MG that I had asked for help on back in November. Al Cowan at Falconworks in Tuscon gave me the best info on how the choke works & what to do to fix it. Thanks a million to you Al & also to everyone else that took the time to reply. I got...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start, excessive cranking t VIN: JA3BP57J8P
The customer brought the vehicle back in to my shop at the end of December for the same concern- cranks but does not start when warm. Happens intermittenly. It has happened twice in our stalls. Any help would be appreciated, but there is one question I have. W...
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...
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L heater core VIN: 4N2DN11W9P
hello, we had a customer come in and request a replacement of thermostat for an overheating condition. customer diag. himself. replaced thermostat and found no change on overheating. customer then wanted use to diag problem. radiator cap pressure spec 0.9 bar ...
1996 Nissan terrano 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: PR50-02033
Hi there, I have this electronic diesel here which is surging and losing power intermittantly. when it does this you can switch off the engine and restart and it goes away. if you dont it carries on, no excessive smoke and no CEL i have seen lots do this which...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Drive VIN: JN8DR09Y73
We are doing a preliminary investigation so we can report a likely direction to the insurance company. Of course, this would be an easy diagnosis if we could pull the transfer case, however, the insurance company wants an idea ahead of time. Reviewing, we have...
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L battery drai VIN: 1P3EJ46X3W
This car has been in shops around town and now in ours Need some help Battery dains over two or three days I check drain it has .50 to .80 of drain let it sit for an hour and drain did not drop this car has no bcm All my wiring diagrams says it does I pulled f...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L input speed sensor VIN: 1G2WJ52J8Y
hello folks, car came into shop with a service engine soon light, and shifting harsh. pulled codes found po717 {input shaft speed sensor low input}. proceded to find a tsb for condition, bulletin #02-07-30-022a.talks about 20 pn connector problem not seating r...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K21
This car is one of those shy ones that only acts up when nobody is looking. At idle intermittently it will die, usually restarts after a couple tries. I did catch it one time and it was idling fine then died like shut off with key. It did not want to restart, ... Trouble codes: P1626
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L luggage compartment release VIN: WPOAA29961
hello, this porsche is having strange symptoms. Customer reports that while he is driving or slowing down to a stop, the cls/immobilizer module will release the front luggage compartment lid. I have driven the car multiple times and have not experienced the pr...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L engine noise VIN: YS3ED58EXX
This car "whistles" at idle, high pitched enough to set your teeth on edge. I can hear the noise in the cabin whenever it idles. As you come off idle the noise's pitch goes down and the noise ceases to be heard. It reminds me of an old car with a soft vacuum h...

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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Ignition key VIN: JH4KA4652K
Thanks, everyone, for all the reponses. The electric gear selector switch in the center console had shifted forward. Consequently, sometimes it didn't register Park. I cleaned the contacts with a pencil eraser, put a wee bit of dielectric grease, and reinstall...
1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L ABS system VIN: WAUGD08B6L
Thanks to the 5 people who responded. Per their suggestions , we went back to the basics. Rechecked EVERYTHING. We don't have access to a 4 channel scope, but we scoped the wheel patterns one at a time on a road test, checked the sensor spacing and securing pa...
2000 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUE24B4YN
Hey Guys, First off, thanks to every single person who replied. All the posts were VERY good. Every person gave me food for thought. All in all, it boiled down to the following.. I had to first make sure there was nothing I did, that could have caused this p...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
Thank You for all the replies, It turned out we sent this vehicle to the BMW dealer to verify our diagnosis. The dealer tried to reprogram MDK throttle & was unable, their diagnosis was the DME unit was also faulty, They replaced DME,reprogramed MDK & car is f... Trouble codes: 169 (Engine throttle output stage after diag error.), 40 (Brake light switch), 94 (abs can data fault).
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L tire VIN: WBANA73514
I have followed the reset procedures a succeeded in doing it. Thank You all for helpful hints and suggestions.
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K1V
Hello all, Thank you for your replies to my question I replaced the fuel filter and checked fuel pressure which was staedy in the 40+ psi range when disconnecting vacuum to the regulator pressure jumps 10 psi.sent vehicle to transmission shop for evaluation of...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Pressure control solenoid VIN: 1G4HP52K45
I waited a few weeks to make sure I didn't hear bad news on this one. Most replies said to just replace the solenoid, that's what I did and it appears to be a fix! Thanks for all the replies! The next time I'll take more advise and try doing the solenoid in ch...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14M8T
I want to thank everyone for their responses.Nearly all pointed to the fuel pressure regulator.EGR and vacuum checked out OK.Looked down throttle body,noticed fuel was puddling.Pressurized system and noticed fuel seepage in plenum.Replaced fuel pressure regula... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0300.
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC124XT
This one has been gone now over a week with no further problems. A theft relearn was tried to no avail initially. After unplugging air bag module it started, but when plugged in again it kept starting. I was able to push down in the center of the module, flexi... Trouble codes: P1601 (Serial Data Bus), P1629 (Theft Deterant Crank Signal).
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19X3V
sorry for taking so long to git back to this ,since i posted thisrequest ive had the flu but got back to work today this truck is fixed turnes out that the hosees running to the poppets were leaking very bad was gitting fuel but not enough the reason for the f...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L temp guage
i'm closing this ty for all the help.iunderstand not that the pckm can see a temp problem and turn fans on just don't understand why one fan would stay on when eng is off on this car. still operating ok so customer declined any further repair. again ty.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W61
well we disconnected the passkey sensor and the lady left our shop to go on a long trip. the code never came back and we never encountered the symptom again. i hope we fixed it however we aren't sure yet. thanks for all the help guys. its good to have you for ... Trouble codes: P1626 (incorrect password detected.).
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Yep, flexplate cracked. Thanks for the input guys... didnt think of that till i read my first reply, IATN is a great information highway and being a one man shop, it helps a lot, well worth the dues.
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L hydro boost VIN: 1GAGG25U74
We were not able to veify complaint, so we could not verify the fix; however we did replace p/s pump and flushed p/s system. Customer has not returned since fix.
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Headlights VIN: 1C4GP64L6V
As most of your posts recommended, I got a body computer from the salvage yard and that fixed this no headlight condition. Also, I found a rubbed harness that was grounding out at the left front strut tower that caused the shorted body computer. Thanks to all ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Converter VIN: IB4GP44R1V
Thanks for all the replies. We have not been able to fix this one yet. We have checked everything that was suggested. There are no cracks in the case. Replaced the torque converter and still have the leak. At this time we are thinking there may be too much pre...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D03
Hi, Sorry to report no news...The p0206 injector code, and misfire wasted our time. My customer insisted that I tell him what was wrong before changing any parts, in fact he didn't really seem concerned that his lack of maintenance was hindering diagnosis. I d... Trouble codes: P0172, P0206.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Won't crank VIN: 1FTDR15XXP
THANK YOU. Vehicle is fixed, found security mod under dash. After market system.Took starter wires and hooked together, truck starts and door locks still work. Happy owner and tech. Sometimes hard to see forest thru the trees. Thanks to all.
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Interior VIN: 1FLAP6252W
well guys no real fix ended up bypassing the modual.to all replies thanks for tour intrist door switches not the prob costomer in a rush to get car back.thanks to all
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G6V
My fishing expedition returned a mixture of responses, and calling the dealer in an attempt to order an emmission sticker from the VIN, was scratched as they needed numbers from the original sticker. The vehicle had an insulation failure due to chafing of th...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FTDX186XV
Thanks to all that replied. As i thought the right anwser is a new gem. But new or used they need to be flashed. NICK [...] had the right anwser.
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A8V
ok, i found a tsb for testing the mass air flow sensor. i completed the tsb with the test result of a properlly operating sensor. smoke tested the intake again and used propane to check for a vacum leak. no leaks were found. reset kam and checked the minimum i...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMZA514XX
PCM repaired stall no start condition. Thank You.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L oil pump VIN: 1FMZU83P61
Well, it CAN be done without actually pulling the engine but it requires some disassembly of front end components. Either way it was definitely no picnic. We did find sludge just as we expected. Thanks for the replies. The vehicle is 'fixed' for now but custom...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1/2 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Most of the replies suggested checking either the 1/2 shift modulator springs or the #7 check ball in the valve body, which can stick or break apart. I would specifically like to thank Fabian (who sent me the TSB on the #7 check ball problem with this transmis...
2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP38323
This car is repaired and gone! I was given excellent ideas to check out. I was advised to smoke it and look for leaks and none were found. I was advised to check the PCV hose because they are known to fail but that was ok. The answer to the problem was provide... Trouble codes: P0304, P0316.
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L gauges VIN: 1FMCU93123
sorry for delay, all grounds checked good. all wiring at cluster was good, customer elected to continue to drive till real cause showed itself. monday was the day the car finally threw a fault for #1 cyl misfire. found coil burned, raplaced. customer called to...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Compressor VIN: 1GKEK63U21
First I just want to say,thank you for all of your help. The updated hose assembly part # is 15-10413, only if you have rear air. If you have no rear air there is no update to the hoses. The compressor, when ordered from the dealer is an automatic update, as i...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Thankyou everybody. The fix was adding five ounces of oil down each cylinder. I rotated the engine over by hand a dozen times. I then added another three ounces of oil in each cylinder,again rotating the engine a dozen times. I then installed a new set of spar...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L 1 VIN: JM3LV5230N
Thank you Terry and Don. Yes the tran was defaulting to 3rd and with the hold light out the codes were not available. Seems somebody, somewhere (auction car) had gently unplugged the tran computer (lower left I/P near fuse box). A firm tug on those connectors ...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on, CODE P2187 VIN: JM1BK12F44
hi again, and thanks to everyone that offered me help with this...quite a few of you had suggested to check the purge solenoid, which i had already done, by the instructions in the flow chart. i re-checked it by disconnecting it, and cycling it using a power p... Trouble codes: P2187 (fuel system too lean at idlecame back), P0661 (variable intake-air solenoid circuit low inputnew this time in).
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L fender VIN: WDBCB20AXC
I am overwhelmed at the responses I have recieved. For sometime I didn't think anyone was at the age to remember working on earlier model vehicles. I greatly appreciate the parts leads and they all worked. If for some reason this gentleman would choose not to ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Headgasket VIN: WDBEB28D2N
Hey, First of all, thank you all very much for responding. Several of you replied with very detailed emails, and I really appreciate the fact that soo many of you took time to answer my questions with well detailed replies. The information and advise was ver...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ74G51
Well, we took the advice of many and replaced the MAF (factory reman unit) and then drove the vehicle about 30 miles. The Fuel trim (short and long term)did come down to around near zero ST and around -5 LT. I'm really not satisfied with the results but the ve... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim bank 2).
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 2.4L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: JM1TA22132
Thanks all for the help on this vehicle. First, my info was wrong. This truck has a 3.0 v6. Second, we were told that the ecu was new which is what got me confused. All testing pointed toward a bad ecu. We called both of the shops that were involved and one of... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 1).
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L alternator VIN: 4A3AC54L6Y
I recieved several e-mails to assist me, for which I appreciate. Stanley [...] said: 'Check the wiring to the alternator relay, I believe it's in the engine compartment mounted to the right side 'frame-rail'. It has 3 wires goin to it and controls the das...
1992 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4P3CS44RXN
Ok first I would like to thank everyone that responed to this email. I would like to say that it was a simple problem to solve. We followed the advice of others and tried to replace the Idle Position Motor. The new redesigned model did not fix the problem. So ...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L level ride VIN: IG2HZ5210V
turns out it was a sticky ride height sensor and a fualty timer relay. thank you for all your help---did i mention i love iatn!
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Air bag VIN: 2G2WS52265
OH, the liberating feeling that comes when finally found privy to all pertinent information. Thanks to Bob from Ontario, who helped by getting us to concentrate on the wire colors. Ok, we finally asked the right questions and found out that the sensor conn...
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WP0AA2950H
thanks for all the replies. most said to leave the housing bolts a little loose and then screw the relief valve in by hand then tighten housing. the relief valve should then go in and out by hand and then tighten. alignment tools are avalable, but we did not n...
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