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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Engine VIN: JH4UA3656V
I am about to replace the engine assembly in this vehicle and All Data says to remove it out the top. But looking at the engine it appears that it would be easier to do a cradle drop out the bottom. If any Acura techs out there can give me a heads up as to wea...
1999 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA5647X
This car out of the blue has stalled twice while going down the road. There are no codes, or common symtoms. Car restarts instantly. I thought someone may have experianced this before. Thanks for any insight.
1993 Audi S4 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHP84AXP
Had this Audi S4 2.2l, 5 cyl towed in as it had hesitated when driving then would not restart once it was shut off. Tried to start and it would run a few seconds and then stall. Checked for codes (513 not running engine speed sensor)and basics...fuel pressure,... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed sensor)
1999 Audi A4 1.8L High exh. temp. VIN: WAUGB28D4X
Cat had broken weld at flange to turbo, customer had insisted on replacement of cat with economically priced offshore one. Test drove vehicle, could tell there was no turbo boost, but lifted hood on return & turbo was glowing cherry red! Tested exh. backpressu...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAEC8417J
I have an 88 BMW 635CSi with a no start problem.. This car was a conversion from an automatic to a 5 speed.. The conversion was done by a very knowledgable BMWE master tech so I don't think that is the issue, and the car has run for years since the conversion....
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L spedo VIN: WBADP6342X
this car came in after having tires replaced (wrong size). owner said after 100 feet of driving abs/trac/brake light came on and had no spedo. we checked and found that they say wrong size tires would cause this. owner had correct size installed still had ligh...
2004 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L rear suspension VIN: 1G4CW54K64
this car drives and rides remarkebly well on smooth roads. when you encounter bumps in the road or a ridge were the concrete and pavement meet at the edge of a bridge you get rear bump steer for a couple of seconds and then the car returns to normal. I was onl...
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...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L clutch VIN: 1GCCS14Z9M
Thank you in advance. This truck came in with a hard shifting problem. The clutch pedal felt firm but it was difficult to change gears and it grinds badly, especially reverse. If you put it in gear then start the engine, it would want to creep and the clutch w...
1992 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GDHG31K9N
Driver says brakes lock up at times and vehicle will not move. On several occaisions brakes self apply coasting down hill and the harder you accelerate the faster the van stops. Lines at master were opened one at a time to release pressure and vehicle is able ...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC34F5R
This came in as a no start. We checked for codes and the ecm would not communicate. found no MIL, two blown fuses, on bypassed w/ a piece of wire. and the glow plugs were not working. we replaced the fuses found a burned out mil bulb, and a shorted fuel heater...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDC14KXR
Good evening GM techs.I have an old pickup here that is driving me crazy.I start it cold and the tailpipes look like chimneys,black it warms up it goes into closed loop and starts to idle marginally better but not much.Coolant temp is right on spec.the...
1995 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L all brakes VIN: 1GBHK34F6S
vehicle is ex-electric coop, has been sitting for year or so. customer brought it in with bad engine and rear brakes seized from lot rot. install used engine and completely redid rear brakes including wheel cylinders, manually bleed system completed abs functi...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Rear Lift Gate VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
Hello everyone, I have this 1996 Blazer in the shop and the rear liftgate won't open. When you press the dash switch you can here the lock operate inside the door. Whan you press the button on the liftgate you here the same sound. when trying a key in the tum...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W3V
Engine cranks but will not fire. New van to the customer, no repair history. Van was driving down the road and stalled. She tried to restart it and said it would crank but not fire. The next morning she tried it again and nothing, No cranking. Then she used th...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Surge VIN: 1GNDUO3E32
Hi guys, I've got one here thats kicking my butt. Customer brought vehicle in stating that it failed emmission testing. The first thing I noticed is that someone has removed the check engine light bulb. Vehicle has slight surge at idle. Scanned for codes (see ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0446, P0453, P0300, P0507
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19X42
This Astro has a reoccuring problem of condensation in the distributor cap. This has happened three times in the last year. I have checked the vents in the distributor and made sure that there is no coolant or water splashing the distributor cap from the outsi...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L No Start
Looking for a little guidance here. Alldata has no info on these codes. Symptoms are intermittent no crank, no throttle response. (drive by wire-engine will not rev) I have not experienced the problems first hand but customer states this happens a couple of ti... Trouble codes: C0000, U1024
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3EL56TXR
car stalls after 20 minutes of running same every time/ no spark/ no injecter pulse crank and cam sensors voltage is good to ecm i have changed coil pack for new one when problem occured, no difference found. also changed cam and crank sensors, no results. i h...
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L serptine belt VIN: 1C3EU45332
this car has two belts on it a v-belt and a serptine belt the serptine belt keeps coming off it did twice in the summer time and now one time after a light snow storm i know there is a tsb for a shield to keep snow out but there was no snow in engine compartme...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L fuel odor VIN: 2C8GT64L24
I just bought this Town & Country for my wife last week. Gas tank was on empty. Filled it up, went on a trip, drove 3 days with no problem. Filled up again and had a bad gas odor right when I got back in the van. So far I have driven this van over 150 miles in...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 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...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L moniters VIN: 1B4GP253X2
hi guys this van will not run moniters. does not have any codes. all info looks normal for drive cycle to begin but never runs fisrt test. coolant temp good. o2 switching good. any idea where to go next. cleared codes with drbiii and test drive no codes. koeo ...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no crank, no start VIN: 1B3EL36X92
vehicle came in two weeks ago for heater blowing in defrost only. replaced faulty bcm with a used unit. vehicle was towed back 4 days later for a no crank, no start. cust. stated while vehicle was parked and alarm (aftermarket) was enabled, factory horn sounde...
1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU15N1G
failing nox-o2 swings normal at cruise then it drops to .10 - have pinched off air injection and checked egr operation at cruise- checked sensors and all appear in normal range- o2 will rise if adding propane- computer seems to reduce injector on time when thi...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10X5S
This truck came in for a high idle. Read about leaknig plenum gaskets, replaced those and cleaned the plenum. Fixed that. Now the engine will sit here at idle and be rough. Vacuum stays right on 18 lbs with very little fluctuation. I tried new plugs and wires,...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L Engine VIN: 1FTJS34G1T
This truck came in many problems, trans overhaul gas tank filler neck leaking,exhaust leaks,engine vibration, fixed all problems but vibration. Has a rebuilt tourque convertor installed at time of trans rebuild, made no differance, scoped out ignition system w...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34XXV
Customer is complaining of poor shifting in all gears. After test driving I found the 1-2 shift to be late at 4000 rpms and to be very hard the rest of the shifts were very soft and even had a slight flare to them. The transmission sometimes shifts on into od ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCX0864V
Hey folks.. got a weird one. This F150 never stalls on us but gives my customer fits. It will stall intermittently, restart, stall again and repeat. When it does it will only stall while moving. If left to idle it will run continuosly. While test driving with ... Trouble codes: P0320 (erratic ignition), P1500 (vehicle speed sensor)
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Steering VIN: 3FAKP1139Y
cutomer is having problems with the steering on this car. sometimes the you have power steering and then you have no power steering. i have checked the belt for slippage and the fluid looks good ( no smell of discoloration ). i did a search for tsb's on this p...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L calipers VIN: 1FMNU40LXY
Truck has pulled sparatically for 2 years, I've replace both calipers,rotors and flex hoses 3 times at different intervals. I've flushed the brake system also..Recently the pull started again, I put 2 new loaded calipers on and drove truck for 3 days, one trip...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Vehicle came in with PO171/PO174 a couple of months ago (10-06). Smoked vehicle and found leaking Intake Manifold gasket. Also found plugs and wires were still OE at 141,000 miles. Replaced gasket as well as did general tune-up on vehicle. On 01-02-07 vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMYU02T01
we have two of these. one is a tribute. only under 40 f. for the first minute or two they both nrun rough. all readings on the scanner are normal. iat and ect are very close to each other and accurate. mazda had misfire cyl 6 ford had cyl 4. long and short fue... Trouble codes: P0404
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L overcharge VIN: 1FMYU32RG3
Ok guys, got a headscratcher here. This 01 ford focus has an over-charging issue. While idling, the voltage will fluctuate from 13.9 to 14.7 and if you bring it up to 3000 rpm the voltage jumps as high as 16.8 volts. I can unplug the regualator plug in the alt...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L airbag VIN: 1FAHP34P12
this focus was brought to me by a local body shop it had a side collision. body shop repaired all body damage change right front suspension control arm strut spindle and bearing replaced passenger seat air bag and right side impact sensor. reset air bag light ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDV63EX2
replaced 2 rear wheel bearings at 78k return at 84k with left side bad, replaced. vehicle just returned at 87k with left bearing bad. Has anyone seen problems with these.
1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Steering VIN: 1GTDT19X4X
Hello folks in iatn land. This truck will intermitantly seem to loose power assist during parking menuvoirs at any time any where. Does seem to happen more in reverse and close to lock. Ha anybody seen this? And what fixed it? Thanks for the help.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L battery VIN: 1GTHK23U41
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L fuel tank fill VIN: KMHJF35F5Y
hello all i am in need of assistance with this one i have a 2001 hyundai elantra with a 2.0 it will not take more than 2.00 in gas at a time we have replaced the valves on tank and on top of canister and cleaned all hoses and filler neck and still will not tak...
1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FY29S4P
hello! this a vary strange one. the jeep will run at idle in the shop' only when your driving it for five min. it will start stall.ref.voltage drops from 9.0 volts to 1.4 volts turn off the key for about 8 to 10 secounds it will restart go a half of a block an... Trouble codes: 11 (IGN.reference signal), 54 (no sync pick up signal)
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: IJ4FJ68SXW
I have a no start on this Jeep,no spark,no injector pulse,no fuel pressure,no power to pump, no power @ tps,map,crank sensor,cam sensor. Also no communication with ECM,powers and grds @ ecm ok. Dash gauges do nothing. I have unplugged crank & cam sensors,tps,m...
2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L dash and tail lights VIN: 4T2YU08102
this vevicle doesn't like to turn the lights on right away. the head lights work fine but the dash lights and rear running lights don't. eventually they come on between 1 and 5 minutes of the switch being on. the head light switch is grounding correctly and th...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L Cyls 1&3 VIN: WDB2100612
Car in location [...] away. Changed plugs leads and been on two types of dianosis system. Fault indicted Clys 1&3 not firing. All other cyls mis if disconnected engine will smooth out if revved above 1500 rpm 2000 rpm. Running out of ideas. Someone suggeste...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Glass VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Hi there, 2002 ml 320, both front windows operate very slow/innop on down. there appears to be a ratchet motion and the window lowers-like the motor has a ratchet to stop over load if sticking(the window judders and goes down in lots of small movements and the...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L cooling/oil system VIN: 1MELM62W5S
ok guys here goes. this cougar had a rad. cracked and replaced a year ago, within 2 weeks the head gaskets supposedly let go and the heads were removed, sent out & gone through by a machine shop and the car sat apart for approx 1 year. ( what a real basket cas...
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JA3AA11A4T
Car will start and idle fine, but occasionally it will start cutting out and sometimes die when you accelerate with the car in gear. I cannot get it to act up enough to get a pinpoint on whats causing the problem. It has a fresh tune-up( not more than 2 months...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
check engine light will come on after 60 miles or so. seems to run fine. mitchell says very little. the dealer tells me they replace all the coils and spark plugs when this code is present to the tune of 850 bucks. seems odd considering the engine doesnt run l... Trouble codes: P1320
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA3LA41
Hi Techs Engine won't idle unless you keep your foot on the pedal at 1000rpm. Fuel pressure in specs and ignition is good. No codes what so ever.No vacuum leaks. Suspect IAC,any problems with IAC valves.Customer was driving and came to red light and thats whe...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L heater control VIN: 1G3N152T6Y
Hello All, on this vehicle the Heater/AC control switch works fine physically and feels good but does not change the damper doors. It is stuck on a blend between vent and floor. It is vacuum controlled but no vacuum is getting to the control. With the engine o...
1977 Other European silvershadow 6.7L a/c clutch VIN: 00SRF30435
fixed leak and replaced limmeter and pump clutch has no ground . I grounded clutch and charged system and all seames well. I'm not sure where ground comes from. I could cut open the harness and see where it goes. If any of you know where the ground comes from ...
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ14T9P
I dont quite know how to categorize this request. This Grand Prix recently did a little "mud running". The customer got it stuck in a puddle. After that he brought it to me because it was hard starting and running poorly. I confirmed it running poorly-missing.... Trouble codes: MU1T1
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L engine cooling VIN: 1G2NW12EXX
engine will overheat after a few miles of operation... losses coolant from the beginning of operation. coolant that is lost initially is cold whether engine is hot or cold from bleeding valve . engine runs great...lots of power with no loss of coolant in exhau...
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...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JT2BK12U42
Hey Prius experts. Hey all and hope the new year has started out good for everyone!!! This prius came in today with a check engine light and no power. I scanned the system and found p3101 and p3191. My scan tool gave no description for the codes so off to all ... Trouble codes: P3103, P3191
2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N73
This Taco exhibits misfire counts only on cyl. 1 between 1700-1900 rpm only. I can never feel a misfire, nor can I see it on a labscope. You can only duplicate it while driving. All grounds are good and tight, power is constant to the inj. and coil. The previo... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Shift lock VIN: 5TENL42N73
Hello IATN Members, I have an '03 Tacoma that has a strange issue. When you shift out of overdrive (press button on shifter, O/D light comes on dash) It is impossible to get shifter out of park. As long as the vehicle is in O/D (Light on dash is off) shifts o...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L wouldn't adapt new keys
VW techs please help. The customer come in our shop requesting two more keys added to her car. Tried to program the new keys by using 5051 but failed because of a fault. I scanned and found an ECT sensor fault in instrument cluster. Putted a new ECT sensor a...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power mirrors and door locks VIN: WVWVD63662
checked comfort module for wetness, its ok. can monitor switches on our kts scanner and all show to be working. windows work properly and no trouble codes
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Air bag VIN: 3VWCK21Y23
Good afternoon, This 2003 beetle has a air bag light on with code 01738 (crash sensor for front airbag drivers side)(G283). Shopkey does not any information on this code at all. I looked at some IATN's and come close with a code 01739. Are the codes somewhat...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B11
Hello folks Thank you for all the help. I found the soleniod bad (leaking vac). I found a vac leak in the suply line. the air flow in the heads was good. And I did replace the t stat & t belt. Retested and all looked good. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P1479 (brake boost vac system), P1296 (cooling system), P0421, P1423 (sec air b1 too low), P1411 (sec air b2 too low).
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Hazard Relay VIN: WAUEH64BX1
well 6 ot of 7 are right on the money.replaced the turn signal switch and the noise is gone. The customer is very,very happy.I would say the dead givaway is if you slowly apply the turn signals and halfway you get the sizzling/welding noise its a dead giveaway...
1967 BMW 2000cs 2.0L alternator
I recieved lots of replies make and most said to make sure that charge indicator light worked, I did that before i posted help request.Installed only quality Bosch parts and still same problem. This vehicle is very very original and over the last 40 years the ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Trunk Lock VIN: WBADD6326V
Well I had lots of replies for this post. Most of them said to hold the key to the unlock position and push the trunk button at the same time. This did not work because the noise that I was hearing was the unlock solenoid buzzing and not moving the arm that po...
1990 Buick Reatta 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 1G4EC13C5L
wow 14 responses in 24 hours all say the same thing, either replace or send out for rebuild, got lots of info as were to go for this part. i will send out for repair, will take some time so decided to close request. thanks for the help brian
1982 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L No Start VIN: 1G6AL5780C
sometimes you get so rapped up in acar you forget basics . almost every reply dealt with a 12 volt circuit controled by the computer(basicly low resistence in circuit) check all switches and solenoids and'CRAIG FROM OKLAHOMA' hit it on the head. Low resistance...
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Dash Displays VIN: 1G6KY5298S
Many sincere thanks to those that offered suggestions. The root cause of the problem with this vehicle was not a malfunctioning part, but rather a failure that may have been brought on by a previous repair! The ICM was remaining powered up key off due to a cor...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Mechanical VIN: W06VR54R21
sorry if i was not clear with my post,my concern was about getting into a job that i may need special tools etc like for replacing studs in north star engine. i advised customer about the posibility of plug/coil boots and the fact that the valve covers may act...
1991 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Timing Unadjustable VIN: 1GNEV18K3M
Thanks for all who replied...Found that the timing disconnect lead to the ECM had an open condition. No signal to the ECM. Basically the ECM was unable to advance the timing due to lack of signal from dist. Therefore, where ever the timing was locked down is w...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P2S
Z28 is fixed,runs, thats as far as used car dealer wanted to go. Problem was PCM,Ignition module is part of PCM.Spent a few more hours after reading replies with car. I would intermittenly be able to communicate with PCM then lose it.I was also losing communic...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: F6WF017624
Thanks to all that replied.After raeding replies looked for a used PCM not alvaiable at this time .Sent original PCM in for rebuilding.After installing rebuilt PCM back in vechicle TDC was +.56 for injector pump. Was able to make necessary adjustments to injec... Trouble codes: P1214 (injector pump timing offset), P0216 (injector timing circuit at times).
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Rear brakes VIN: 1GNDM19W1W
Thanks so much for the replies. Unfortunately customer has not yet brought vehicle back for repair. Brakes are still grabbing (right rear) and I expect to get it in here later this week and try some of the fixes in the replies. Common themes are backing plate ...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Steering VIN: 1G1YY22G6W
Well this vette is finally fixed, not to sure why I was having problems finding the fault code in the multi computer systems on this car but I was. Anyhow thanks to Robert,Stephen,Jason,Michael,and Bill for replying in favor of replacing the steering sensor I ...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L No Start VIN: 3G1JF12T4W
As many of you suggested, due to the poor fuel pump repair, and the amount of time the car sat, the Injectors did need a good cleaning. After reassembly of the injector rail, the car fired right up and ran for about 3 minytes and stalled. It would restart imme...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L high idle VIN: 1GCCS1941W
All of the ten replies provided useful information and multiple ways to diagnose the problem. Worth reading. Ken [...] got me back to basics with the suggestion to block off the air intake and see if the engine kept running. It did and confirmed what the scan t... Trouble codes: 507B.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19V6X
this truck is gone for now, we put in another ecm with gm relay, rechecked all grounds, time will tell on this one, i don't know why this circuit went bad again. thanks for all the replies...joe
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S02
I did install a new cam phase solenoid. One response said he had seen this sensor made the engine idle rough. If you do one make sure you add time for unmounting the p/s pump, the solenoid is long and won`t clear the pump. Trouble codes: P0014 (cam phase performance).
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1432G935
first THANKS to everyone who emailed me with help. i fixed this vehicle by finding the valve for p/s exhaust pipe and replaced valve cleared code and drove for 2 cycles. thanks again Trouble codes: P0416.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCHK23103
Great News! This Duramax is running again. The truck had a bad injector as well as it was leaking coolant so we called the GM dealer we work with and they replaced all the injectors under warranty and installed all new sleeves at almost no cost to our customer...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L four wheel drive VIN: 3GNEK13T53
I enjoyed reading all of your suggestions, turns out my original inspection and changing of fluid did the trick, just took a couple of days of the owner driving the vehicle for it to quiet back down. It will be interesting to see if this one develops into more...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCHG35U84
hey guys thanks for the replies the customer decided to take the van to the dealer. i was notified by the customer a week later and he told me they replaced the cluster and it was fixed so i hope this information helps in the future.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L loss of monitors VIN: 1GNFK16Z54
Well I'm sorry to say I didn't get the chance to fix this truck. We got the monitors to run long enough to get it to pass nysi and then we lost the readiness again. At this time the client has decided to wait on fixing it. With everyones reply's and what I hav...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L will not run monitor VIN: 2GCEK19V04
Thanks to all who responded. Got some good info. I did check Tstat to make sure it was getting up to temp. We tried to update the computer with new software and that is when we realized where the problem was! The PCM would not allow us to go any farther with t...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3FL45H5X
Hi and thanks for all replys. Called our parts house and asked if they had seen many failures on this dist. We were told that their were lots of failures but now they send use an OE dist and rebox it under the Cardone brand. They are new with a part #[...],... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EJ46XOY
Thanks for all the responces, Mike [...] I thought this was the fix but number is no longer seviced. The customer is giving thought what to do, doesn't want to buy a heater box. Thanks again
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L heating VIN: 1B7HFI3Y21
sorry it took so long, it's fixed. we took the new aftermarket heater core out of the truck and compared it to a new oem, the aftermarket has only 11 rows while the oem has 16, increasing the surface area of the core. what an expensive lesson learned.
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L driver side heat VIN: 4B3AG52H42
this is to let you guys know flushing the heater core fixed the dodge stratus. it drives my crazy why the pass side was a little warm and d/side ice cold there is only one duct out of heater case??? any way the temp out for heat now is 115 degrees thanks every...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N9M
thanks for help on the [...] pickup. we tried new injector befor posting and also plug wire routing. we moved pcv valve to new spot return truck back to costmer to drive. thank for the help john.
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L rear leaf springs VIN: 1FBSS31S33
Well at this point the van has not been repaired but I have 3 good sources for leaf spring parts now thanks to you all . Our local shop was of no help so I turned to the experts. If I have the chance to service the van again for this I will repost.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 2FTRX18L23
Well I got ten good replies on this and thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply. The general opinion is that this is normal to have to put it in reverse to dissengage the 4x4 on these trucks as they age. Thanks again.
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L steering VIN: 2HGEJ6572W
hi guys , found the problem . even though i checked both axles very good and turned the wheels while rotating tires. left axle must have been binding at times, pulled axle and replaced and car is fine now.thank fo all the replies. rick.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash warning lights VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
wanted to let the customer drive the car all weekend before i closed this post. convinced my rebuilder,a top notch guy, to replace the regulator with an oe honda product.problem has been an aside, i think it's pretty weak that some guys only repl...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22981
ok after alot of hassles, this is the story. Brought it to honda for reflash. Honda said that the timing belt was off and it caused the problem the said they reset the timing belt and the power is back butnow has a p0340. now they say it needs an ecm. I took i... Trouble codes: P1362.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Steering wheel radio buttons. VIN: JNKCA31A61
I received several replies but I believe Jeff from Virginia hit the nail on the head. Jeff suggested replacing the SRS clock spring as he had seen a similar car where the contacts made connection with the airbag circuit but not the radio controls. We have re...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1J4GW58S3X
thank for all the help when i isolated problem by pinching off the hoses i found a problem in the right front i took the caliper off and the brake pad fell out i replaced the front brake pads and fixed the problem thanks
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT88F12GXT
sorry for the delay, cust. has not brought car back for more diagnostics. thanks for all the replies,i'm sure if cust. will give the car up for a day, i will find the problem with all the advice you techs have given me.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 45JGAB54E9
hello to every one, and thanks for all the help and sorry for the delay to post, as you know the ml320 has limit for 8 keys to reprogram , so i had no choice but to bye pass it, or junk it , so what i did!! I use two honda igniters to drive the injectors all a... Trouble codes: P1570 (das not allowed).
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E21
Thanks for the suggestions fellows, they were helpful. We did already replace the crankshaft position sensor. Many suggested checking the supply voltages and grounds, which we did. The odd thing about this is that the fault is occurring only with the ignit...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D5X
thank you for the help, the ign sw was burned and melted.i replaced it still no fix.cust had alarm with remote start installed(aftermarket of course).factory key is some how stashed in some sort of module so the car would start w/o having the key w/pass chip i...
2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L ebcm relay VIN: 1GHDT13W11
I came into this second hand, our other tech checked this out,at that time he could not duplicate the problem. I got the vehicle and it messed up for me, ended up being the EBCM. thanks for the replies.
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