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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADM6630X
car has low milage, other shop with good rep. has replaced comp, dryer, and everything else needed for a complete a/c job.twice with same results its not really a constant hammering sound its kind of like a girgling noise, all same noise. now the comp. arent O...
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Brake Pedal VIN: 1G6CB53B1M
We had a customer tow this vehicle in because they said it had no brakes. We found it had a very poor pedal if applied softly and a fairly good pedal if it was hit hard. If you let up pressure after pressing the pedal hard it will sink. It felt like a text boo...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Mechanical VIN: W06VR54R21
have oil leaking from valve covers - have horror stories about working on this motor and car in general.looking to hear from someone with experience doing this job. thank's in advance for your time.
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G1YY238XL
Hello all, I have a 1990 corvette that has 3 dead cylinders at all times, #5,6,7 CYLINDERS. Have scope tested igntion and even replaced all igniton components except internal distributor parts, have tested compression-good, have scope tested injector pattern...
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...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBHC39F2R
Stalls at any rpm with hard restart. Occurs mostly with electrical load. Sometimes won't start and sometimes wont exceed 2000 rpms. Trouble codes: 13 (engine shutoff driver fault), 41 (brake switch fault), 99 (pedal position 2 ref fault)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L convertor VIN: 1GCEC19R7T
Got what feels like a torque convertor shudder in this old pickup. All tune-up parts replaces for other concerns. Scanner shows no misfires during event. I'm going to go into this one, but need advice on what to replace other than just a normal overhaul with t...
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...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IGNDT13WIV
I am about to pull my hair out on this one. She calls every couple weeks or so. Won't start. I get there starts right up. Made her leave it with me for 4 days, could not get to not start. Have checked everything I can think of. All things check out okay. The o...
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...
2002 Chevrolet C3500HD 6.5L alternator VIN: 1GDJK33122
good morning techs. just looking for some quick info on this duramax i have been working on and alldata is nodata on this charging system. when you start the truck for the first 15-20 seconds the alt will not charge then it charges like it should. tested alt. ...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J63
Vehicle towed in over night. I went out and it started right away. Checked basics, fuel and tune appear good at this time. Called customer, he tried to start if for some time. Even had it jumped to keep trying. He says it cranked fine but did not start. I have... Trouble codes: U1000 (State of module health)
1989 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.0L dies intermittantly VIN: 1C3BC6637K
I work for the Post Office Garage, and this is the Big Bosses Car we are fixing on the side. The car periodically, every couple trips, the engine will shut off. This happens mostly in a coasting/de-accelerating mode ( while in an exit lane coming off the highw...
1995 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH56F4S
this vehicle runs fine for about 30 seconds at idle ,then a miss occurs at # one cylinder . the plugs & wires have been replaced . fuel pressure is 45 psi , leak down test is good . we replaced the # one injector . when we install a noed light to # one injec...
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
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Starter VIN: 2C4GP54L33
I have been working on this 2003 Town and Country since it would not start after sitting for a few hours. Customer called AAA to be towed. By the time AAA arrived van started fine. Customer drove home. The next day customer took it for 2 short trips. The van h...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L rattle over bumps VIN: DH123NVSKN
I got a metalic noise or flutter on right front side, it almost sounds like its in the dash under the speaker,have yet to find it. dont have enough time to investigate cause its my daughters car and its hardly at home, come on dodge experts..
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L motor
Hey guy's, thank's in advance on this post it's my first! I have a 98 dodge 1500 in the shop that has a lifter type noise, my boss had me replace all the lifter's in it with the intake kit that did include the plate gasket. the noise hasn't changed, the warmer...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 4th and lockup VIN: 3B7HC13Y1Y
No codes and all shift points are OK but has no overdrive. The TFT sensor scan data on the DRB III is -40 degrees with .46 volts. If I unhook TFT Sensor scan data is 250 degrees with 5.1 volts. Have tried 3 after market TFT Sensors and one from the dealer. Sig...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Camshaft VIN: 1D4GP21353
Hi everyone and thank you in advance for any help' We have an 03 Caravan with the 3.3 motor (only 10500 miles)in because of a severe misfire and pop on acceleration. Traced misfire to cylinder #5 (Rear Bank, Driver's side). Pulled valve cover and found exhaus...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 357MU48623
this unit may start normal most of time but when no start happens there is no attempt to run. have checked fuel supply and fuel pressure on hprc when non start happens. last attempt we unplugged fuel actuater and truck did start after short crank period aprrox... Trouble codes: P0480 (engine fan), P0837 (not found in scanner nor alldata)
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25323
Hey all I have a car that doesnt start. It came in with a crank sensor code and I figured its a dodge it needs a crank sensor so I replaced it with a dodge part. Ran for a couple of days and came back on a hook with the same code. So I cheched the wires from t... Trouble codes: P0320 (No crank sig at PCM)
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A2S
Thanks for your time. 95 Probe (Mazda 2.0 motor),No crank sensor, came from impound sale and I agreed to try to get it started for my Tranny man. I only have spark on Cyl #1 if at all. I simulteched it with no problems shown. Then scoped the signals commming f...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FTNE24L22
just looking for some info on this particular transmission. we pulled the pan off and found large amounts of metal shavings in the pan. we are trying to warranty this trans but can't find the pressure specs. i need the specs for idle neutral,reverse,1,2,3. and...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
I must say that after all the years of doing this for a living, I have never seen this. I have a cylinder miss-fire on #1 cylinder. Car came in for miss-fire and check engine light on. Had P0351 stored for ignition problem. I found weak spark out of #1 coil an... Trouble codes: P0351
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W61
I recieved a local PD Crown Vic towed in today with a fuel pump failure which isn't uncommon. The owner believes he may have put E-85 in by mistake(full tank). I replaced the pump and flushed the system and all is well. my question is. is there a test to deter...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W11
hello ford techs,have this expedition with low egr flow,previous shop had performed throttle body cleaning & egr ports cleaned,replaced fuel filter & serviced fuel injectors-don't ask me why?...anyways checked egr valve (ok),checked solenoides (ok)seems to hav... Trouble codes: P0401
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 2FTRX18L23
Hey guys and gals, I have this truck here with a complaint of not dissengaging 4x4 untill you put the truck into reverse and back up. I have verified that the transfer case motor is working correctly and that the front vacumm actuator system is working properl...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTSS34P05
hi all this ford came in with a no power steering compliant.inspection revealed the need for steer gear replace.when testing was done we could not turn wheels left or right by grabbing the wheels when eng is running. eng off no problem wheel turn ok by pushing...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall VIN: IFDAF56Y15
truck stalls ramdomly. customer states it happens at stops, we have experienced it only once during stops but could get it to stall in park by goosing the throttle and then idle will drop to 300/350 rpm and sometimes stall. restarts fine.one of our techs check...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L flasher VIN: 1GKDT13WXW
I known I'll kick myself once the problem is found, but I'm missing something small. After the brake petal is pushed, the flasher starts to click. Sometimes contiues, sometimes stops by itself. When flashing, only way to stop is to disconnect rear brakes light...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L steering VIN: 2HGEJ6572W
Hi guys this civic is driving me crazy, vehicles steering wheel will shake like it has a bad tire , but only when you drive it about 5 miles or so first. it will start pulling to the left and then the right and then you can start to feel the shake coming throu...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X6W
Hello all, I have a 98 trooper with a MIL on, P1441. It looks like it is an open and shut case. The purge valve has already been replaced to no effect, and there is a TSB out #SB00-02-S002 for updated fuel level sensor and PCM calibration to fix false P1441 c... Trouble codes: P1441 (EVAP Purge during non purge commanded)
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L hard start/flooding VIN: SAJGX2248W
This vehicle was towed in with a no start condition. upon inspection i noticed all plus was fuel fouled instead of cleaning them i replaced all plugs,blew out excess fuel from cykinders and started eng.. engine ran fine and never gave a problem for two weeks. ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L will not accelerate VIN: SAJHD1048X
Alldata does not offer any diagnostic flow chart for this P1121 code. I have checked all of the related components to cause this issue.Ever thing I have checked has been within spec. Trouble codes: P1121 (Pedal position sensor circuit), P1722 (Trans stall speed failure)
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FJ58S7M
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58Y9V
This is a tough one. No codes . Data for cam and crank sensors normal. IAC motor operation normal.No apparent intake vacuum leaks. Problem is intrermittant,seems to be more of a cold problem. After cleaning the throttle body andIAC passages things were ok for ...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ783VC
this one driving us crazy original towed in no start no fuel pressure ( possible coincedence)replace pump ( oem only) returned mil light on cuts out intermitten scan po po 1390 po 1391 cam / crank replaced same problem sat @ idle no problem cust pick up go 1 b... Trouble codes: P1390, P1391, P0315
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1J4GW58S3X
this jeep has a soft brake pedal on first pump only replaced master cylinder with o.e. equipment blead system manualy and then blead the abs with scanner and reblead system manualy again and also power blead and still have same problem the vacume booster holds...
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
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBEA30D1L
Hey Mercedes Techs. Cruise control works flawlessly when it works. When it doesn't work, it doesn't work at all. It just will not set. Power and ground inputs seem ok, switch seems to be working, speed sensor input voltage is present. How can you check the act...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L srs VIN: WDB2100201
Dear Friends, the complain is the SRS light is always on: We used the AST tool to read AirBag system out and it has two codes: 3 Voltage supply circuit 15R (low voltage) 1 SRS control Module (N2/2) both faults can NOT be erased always return right away, ther...
1971 MG mgb 1.3L volt light VIN: MG12574EE4
hi guys, i have a 1971 mgb in the shop , if any body has any info about the charging system that would be great. it has a red dumbie light on the dash.the light gose off when i take the rpms over 1500.at idle it shows about 20 apms and 12.95 volts .i think the...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNLCA21DXS
sann fond code B6 cant find anything on it at all. if anyone has run in to this fill me in ok Trouble codes: B06
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D5X
intermittent no spark turn key off and on and keep trying it and will eventually start and run fine.i havent seen very many nissans is there a common problem with these? thank you in advance for any help
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
This came in with a 1320 code and a discription of either an infrequent mis or knock. Pulled the coils and plugs, resistances OK and could not see any problems with the insulation on coils. Cleaned plugs, added premium fuel (car has used regular without proble... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition fault)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4AL11D52
This vehicles heater output at idle will drop 40 degrees as soon as rpms come up heat comes back, coolant flow through heater hoses goes away at idle, removed and inspected water pump did not find anything wrong but installed new one anyway, next did both t-st...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1G3GR2C8V4
no true repairs or testing done to car code cleared and driven bad ground? bad module? a starting point? any advice or info appreciated guys`
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...
1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall VIN: JF2BJ6303L
This car will die when its cold. has no idle control. for about 2 minutes it will die if you don't hold idle speed up with your foot. After a couple minutes it idles normally. My guess is the idle speed control, but don't know alot about a Subaru. Hopefully a ...
1994 Subaru Loyale 1.8L head gasket VIN: JF2AN52B3R
Hello to all and thanks in advance. I replaced head gaskets on this one because it leaked oil from the passenger side. It was right by the oil pressure gallery, so I was happy to see an o-ring on the new gaskets. Put it together. Now it leaks on the driver sid...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L starter VIN: JT2SW21N4M
Received with starter problem found starter relay power wire disconnected, reconnected wire, starter cranks but intermittently stays engaged with Key in ON position. Found if cold start injector is unplugged sometimes will stop but other times it will not and ...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L abs VIN: 4T1SK13E6R
thank you in advance for taking the time to look at this. is my first post so stop me if you heard this one befor and please fill me in on the fix. this camry will actuate the abs slightly and intermit. while braking. sometimes it happens while driving fast, s...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0Y
Thanks in advance to Toyota masters. Replaced B1S1 air fuel ratio sensor based upon open heater circuit. Originally had both codes stored. Upon clearing ECM and two trip road test, PO125 returned. Unlike O2 sensor, fixed voltage air fuel is more difficult to t... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135 (Insufficient temp for closed loop bank one sensor one)
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Collision Repair VIN: JTE8T14R33
Need help with liftgate electric handle After replacing liftgate latch and striker the door handle no longer works. Do we need to have BCM reprogramed?
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L mil, tcs, and trac light VIN: 4T1BF28B83
vehicle has mil, trac control off, and tcs lights come on simultaneously with no apparent faults present. vehicle does not perform any differently than normal. code:p0135 o2s fault in pcm. no abs codes stored. no fuses are blown and control module resets have ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bags VIN: 3VWCK21C51
hello and thanks in advance. this car belongs to another shop. they asked me to code up the air bag module for them. i have the part number and the correct code number i believe. at least according to my snap-on shop key. i will provide my module number at the...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L coolant VIN: YV1KW9601V
car came in for check out before going on a trip customer said car runs fine,open hood could see cooling system hose sweating coolant out of them.found oil in cooling system resivor.found several post regaurding this problem on 850 2.4l series car,the problem ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D71
Volvo techs I need your infinite wisdome on this one.my biggest concern at this point is the permanent fault for rear knock sensor ecm-3420 / p0333. I have replaced the sensor assembly and rechecked using Vida's very brief test and the pids looked good at roug... Trouble codes: ECM34, ECM34, ECM48, ECM20
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
hey all,thanks in advance this volvo has us stumped has cold running problem.it is running rich when cold.check map sensor reads 0 hg @ idle when running bad,maf shows 15 grams per sec.@ idle when running bad ,ltft add 10% and stft adding 18%.spark plugs wet w... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3), P0304 (misfire 3)

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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Misfire VIN: JH4KA7654N
I purched one new coil pack and moved it around to each cylinder (i dont normally work this way). no luck, I tested fuel pressure (within specs), used the motor vac machine to clean injectors no difference. My customer was recently laid off from work and money...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L clutch release VIN: WAUCB28D3X
We were handed a curveball. Got this vehicle fixed. After a third time out replacing the clutch release lever and pivot bushing this time. And after replacing the slave cylinder, thanx to Terry from Colorado, we cut a sighthole in the bellhousing to observe th...
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HR52L7R
Thanks to all who responded. I have learned to leave the trans to the trans guys. Split a seal while installeing piston. Guess we all learn the hard way sometimes. Thnaks for all the replies.
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L trunk VIN: 1G4CW52K4X
sorry to say i did not get this vehicle back to work on it .They will contact me as soon as its possible, all replys are helpfull though.
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: 1G6EL12YXW
Thanks to all who read this help request. Four people had the right answer and I really thank them all. It was the starter. I could not believe it considering we installed one less then a year ago (And it came from the dealer). This site is truly helpfull and ...
1954 Chevrolet 3100 235CID heads
Thanks to all who replied. After some time with a starter rebuild, we were able to start this engine to get it hot. We took the average of all suggestions. We set the intakes at .007 and the exhaust at .014. The truck runs smooth as glass. Timed it out and the...
1987 Chevrolet V30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHV33N6H
This truck has dual tanks and the tank switching valve is restricting the return fuel. Thank you al for your help hope I can help you some day. Thank You Mark
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L tensioner VIN: 161JC1446R
Liftoff!! The cavalier is gone! done! We took the advice of Bob [...] and bought the 150 coco Gates alignment tool. We really needed a DEFINATE answer!! All pulleys were in line except the tensioner. All bearings were good, crank end pla...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Vent system VIN: 1GYY22P3T5
Well gang i will call this one fixed. I first want to thank all for the replies I first checked supply vacuum at the HVAC programmer had plenty. Upon switching modes there was no supply vacuum to any solonoids, i knew all of the doors were free and could be mo...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M6W
Thanks to all that have offered assistance. The customer has declined further diagnostic time, so we buttoned it up. All suggestions were good and we double checked as they came in. we had opportunity to look at another 3.1 although it was a 2000. As suspected...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBHK24U21
thanx for the help the intake was leaking.found a vacumn leak and we tested it by smoke test.
2005 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.6L no fuel transfer VIN: 255E195930
Thanks for all the help guys. I don't normally work on diesels so this was an education. Information: The rear transfer pump on this vehicle is not activated until the front tank gets below 6.6 gallons. The gauge reading is an average of both tanks. The pump o...
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Code 7 VIN: 1B7FL26Y9N
Replaced CAB Module(ABS Module) everything seems normal now. Chrysler Schematics suck
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L cruise inop VIN: 1B3ES42Y6W
Thank you to all who replied. Jody hit the nail on the head. The problem was the brake switch. It tested o.k. with a meter, and tested o.k. with a snapon high impedence test light with a bulb(not led), but till you put a load on the system you would never be a...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L headlights VIN: 1B7KF23641
thanks for all the responses as always. many of the responses were for the daytime running light module, an option this truck does not have. it was curtis from tennessee that hit it. the wire for the low beams at the multi-function switch wasn't completely bro...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7HC16X71
Sorry, the customer declines to repair his truck at this time, says he has to wait till he gets a refund from his tax return later. Thanks to all who responds. Most of you said to replace the gov pressure sensor & a transdusor together on right side of the val...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heater VIN: 1D7HA18N83
My friend at the ford dealer phoned me back this morning. Yhis a single unit however it does split like a dual. Believe it or not a mouse was jammed and actually broke the door. This must of just happened because there was no smell. Thanks for the wonderful fe...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L turn signals VIN: 3D7MU48C5G
Thanks for the suggestions, turn signal switch seems to have fixed this trouble but a longer time back in customer's hands will be the real test.
1996 Ford Escort 1.8L srs airbag VIN: WFONXXGCAN
Hi guys well the two wires I was concerned about BL/W & BL/R turned out to be both earths and the ignition comes through a warning light unit on the back of the instrument panel. The BL/W & BL/R are at an earthing point behind the right front kick panel it was...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32E7W
Thanks to all for your responses. I was the victim of staying up too late to work on that last problem child. As I said before the vehicle ran great with no codes but all 4 sensors didn't show any response on my scan tool data. I was using a scan tool in gener...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L icp,ABS VIN: 2FMDA5344Y
Thanks to everyone who posted help. Took a while to get the car back but it turned out to be the cruise control switch on the bottome of the master cylinder. Inttermittant short killing the fuse.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FMPU16L41
Thanks to all who has replied. The door locks run thru a keyless/ anti-theft module. The customer has declined on having the module replaced,due to cost.
1994 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTDT19W9R
From: John from North Carolina Date: Dec 12, 2006 5:21 PM disconnect the harness at the transfer motor and jump it to see if it will engage and disengage, if so it is the electronic box. This is not easy to get to but it will tell which is the problem. it he...
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Air/fule metering system VIN: 1GTGK24R1T
Thanks to everyone that responded. We ended up finding a ground on the t-stat housing that was not making good contact. That fixed the idle issue. Also for the MIL on issue we replaced the ECU and test drove, ok for now. Vehicle has not been back. Thanks again
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L coolant VIN: 1HGCG3259X
Thank You for the help, have used motor coming for it, will try to take motor apart and find area of crank. For the people that told me about oil filter coolant cooler, this car does not have one. Had new radiator tested and test fine
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A7Y
The Infiniti is fixed! The ECM had a burnt spot on the circuit board and replacing the ECM was the fix. The ECM controled Engine Mounts had shorted and was the cause of the burnt circuit board. This car ran OK and had no other Codes in any System, just the P16... Trouble codes: P1605 (AT Diagnostic Communication Line).
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L starting VIN: SAJHN1744T
Hi nd thanks to all that tried,the inertia switch is fine we have tried cycling the security and disconnecting battery.the bcm is definateley blocking the start as we we can start it with the key by jumping the ignition switch imput to the out put through the ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
thanks for all the thoughtful replies.many good responses including checking for 'critter-eaten' wiring, and cam timing seems to be a common issue w/these engines.jeffrey and mark hit this nail on the head- #3 injector was leaking, ecm was creating lean misfir... Trouble codes: P0300.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: DA28D7JF48
I have not had time to test this car further I will add anything I do find later.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
Thanks to all that replied. We finally got a scanner on it and found that the gear selector switch was not indicating the correct gears. It would never show 'P' for park. The customer is trying to come up with the money to repair the car. I will update this wh...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
Thank you all for repling to this request. I found a cracked hose to the map sensor.{no map code sensor code} I also cleaned the throttle and egr ports, which made an improvement. There was a emissions filter missing under the pcv valve. A new one put in,along...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U2R
first of all i would like [...] hit on the head. the throttle body and the iac were very dirty on this one. i pulled the upper intake and did a good cleaning and cleaned the iac, after that it wou...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L cam pulley
thank you everyone for the info, we did find the exhaust cam pulley to be bad. replaced it & everything is fine.
1989 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1HS34P8K
thanks to all who helped i checked the timing of the oil pump and it was one notch off apparently you have to install oil pump a tick off and let the gear roll it in did not really consider the oil pump but we live and learn thanks again
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L heater core VIN: 4N2DN11W9P
preformed air lock procedure for mercury villager system WITH AUXILARY REAR HVAC SYSTEM. With the lower return section in stock settings, remove lower hose and have pressurized coolant entering the vihicle from radiator. slowly pull off lower hose of heater co...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L camshaft VIN: 4N2XN11T6X
First I want to thank everyone that replied to my question. I was able to fix the Quest by installing a used distributor and it seems to run ok, but I still plan on replaceing the front cam, because of the half broken teeth, for fear of a problem in the future...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Drive VIN: JN8DR09Y73
Thanks to all who responded. A few reponders suggested the only way to positively tell whether the transmission or transfer case was the problem was to pull the transfer case out of the vehicle. However, special thanks to Jerry [...] who suggested an easy wa...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L door locks, radio VIN: 2P4GP44R9W
Our diagnosis along with helpful suggestions from other IATN members pointed to a problem in the BCM. Our customer has declined the replacement of the BCM at this time. If they return to have the repair completed then I will update you further, Thanks for your...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L computer? VIN: 1G2NF12E2Y
first off thank you to all those who took time to reply, this one had somehow escaped the cinfines of my sometimes feeble mind, and your many suggestions pointing to the same general direction jump started a revolution of gigantic porportion. I don't know why ...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K21
We finally fixed this one. The challenge was that it would only act up for about 30 seconds at a time. We found a faulty ignition switch causing all of the problems we have. A new switch and all is well. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P1626.
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