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1999 Acura TL 3.2L egr VIN: 19UUA5642X
Customer came with a check engine and found codes p0420, p0401 and p1457. I found a leak on the exhaust system which i fixed and also found a tsb on the egr to take out throttle body and intake and clean and drill a hole and put in a tube that comes with the e...
1995 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A5S
help audi techs!! this s6 came in with a low/ spongy brake pedal. we found the power steering pump leaking,and the brake hose outer rubber completely rotting away to all 4 calipers. we replaced the pump and hoses and bled the system- no change. we found while ...
1991 BMW 320i 2000CC Radiator + Fan VIN: OFA9595800
The clutch kit was replaced in November 2006 and then in December the vehicle was brought in with a damaged radiator due to contact with the fan. The vehicle has an slight abnormal vibraton that you can feel on the body at certain rpm and that vibration seems ...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Fuel/engine management VIN: WBABF3325R
Working on a 1994 BMW 325I. It came in on a wrecker covered in ice as a crank, no start. It was flooded with fuel, has spark and plugs extremely worn. I have performed the tests as shown. Compression came up after oiling the cylinders. I also discovered the TP...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCC8327S
Hi Techs. This 1995 BMW 318i came in with very poor hot running, blowing black smoke, etc. A scan showed a code 201 (O2 control) and a dead original O2 sensor. The sensor was replaced with a new Bosch sensor, new NGK plugs and a cracked intake boot was replace... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 control)
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAA5333XF
hi bmw techs i got this 328i with a bad misfire from intake side that suonds like the engine is going to brake something i change coil from another good engine made no difference ,air flowmeter also replaced still the same. plugs dont look like injector leakin... Trouble codes: 154 (202 -), 202 (p0150- o2 sensor), P0150 (o2 sensor), P0170
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8344Y
help all bmw techs !! this vehicle will not accelerate on a very intermittent basis-customer states it happens at slow speeds. we have never duplicated condition.found following fault codes:103-internal control module cpu (dme is new), 131- throttle valve posi...
1963 Buick Riviera 400CID Engine
We had just recently replaced the transmission in this vehicle, ever since the car has had a bad vibration. The vibration can be felt just off idle up to about 2000 rpm. The car does not need to be moving to feel the vibration. The vibration is not felt at hig...
1991 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L egr VIN: 1G4HP54C9M
I have gone threw the basic GM tests, and it tells me (cloged EGR passage, or replace EGR) I replaced it once, came back the next week, tested, replaced it agin thinking bad part, came back 3 days later.. any ideas? i checked passages and the all seem to be cl...
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...
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Heater VIN: 1G6DW52P3T
The heater will output some warm air if you let it sit and idle, but as soon as you start driving it gets cold. Heater outlet hose is cold. Water pump,thermostat and heater core have been replaced. Heater hoses were temporarily bypassed (car has a restrictor i...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WO6VR52R8V
Hey guys thanks in advanc3 for any info offered on this repair... first of all I would like to know if anyone has any info on the timing belt besides what i have on mitchell or autodata. The mitchell asks for a special tool and I cant get it here in Mexico. So... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
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...
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 coal.as it warms up it goes into closed loop and starts to idle marginally better but not much.Coolant temp is right on spec.the...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Starting VIN: 2G1FP32P6R
towed camaro in for a no start. someone had take the radio out plus the theft deterrent modual [tdm] and cut the pigtail to it. went to the sal. yard pick up pigtail and used tdm. towed car to dealer to have new key made for the tdm. starter still will no enga...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24F8R
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This truck came in for a battery/starter problem it ran fine. The connections at the batteries were severely corroded, simple fix, cleaned up and it now cranks great. But when it started the S.E.S. light came on and the e... Trouble codes: 35
1996 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L rear shoes VIN: 1GCFG25R8T
Hey guys, customer has been coming to us for about 5 years. Always had concern that rear brakes don't have enough stopping power. Recent snow he was in an accident, now wants us to try to resolve issue. All brakes are new AC/DELCO. Found a tech bulletin (99-05...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, backfire VIN: 2GCEK19R8T
After warm up it looses all power. It looses power like gradually but quickly as if it were running out of fuel.It also pops through the throttle chamber.I can ease up off the throttle and it catches on enough to get somewhere.Engine straightens out if I riche...
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L Master Cylinder VIN: 2G1WX12K8W
This car has a soft pedal and the master cylinder needs replaced. The ABS motor pack bolts directly to the master cylinder and both master and abs have to be removed as one unit then seperated to replace the master. The repair proceedure says that you need to ...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBJK34R1X
Replaced intake gasket reassy no spark. performed flow chart per Alldata replaced Ign Control Module. still no spark. Ignition voltage fine, Do get spark when you turn key on and off at times. Checked all connetions. Getting Voltage from crank sensor. Scann... Trouble codes: 1351 (Ignition Coil Control CIrcuit High Voltage)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19W9X
Towed in and starts but stalls. Found No power on red/white wire at passlock sensor at ignition switch. Power from fuses and ground OK TO the passlock module but still nothing on red/white wire (12v ref). Unfortunately this 99 is different from a 98 and 2000. ... Trouble codes: P1626, U1192
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W31
hello techs, i have a 01 chevy c1500 that came in with a no start. replace plugs, wires cap and rotor, still have a #3 misfire at idle. checked and found leaking injector, so i converted the cpi unit to a mpi unit. still missing. am i overlooking something o... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L p/s VIN: 3GNFK16T31
thanks in advance. our shop has this truck that as no power steering assist while on a incline(driveway).pump pressure is1200-1300 psiwhen trying to turn steering.the steering will turn to left or right but as if the eng. was off.front end is good.seems like a...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S92
Grettings to all,this trailblazer sets this code soon as you start it,It came in yesterday after noon and looking at codes it also had acode for the transmission shift solenoids,road testing reveiled car was taking off in 3rd gear replacing the solenoids corre... Trouble codes: P0601
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4C3AU52N0S
Vehicle came in for rough idle and hesitation on acceleration (engine rpm under 2000 rpm).did the basic tune up plugs wires rotor cap.Vehicle started fine and performed well on road test.Customer came to pick car up at the end of the day.Vehicle sat outside fo...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Limited 2.7L engine VIN: 1C3EL65U41
The customer complaint is that the "engine shakes while cranking" Cranking speed is steady but it does rock fore and aft a little. No mounts appear damaged. It starts right up every time. We replaced the weak battery(8.2v@265lta) and hoped that would address h...
1988 Dodge W250 5.2L Detonation VIN: 1B7JW24Y9J
Hello all. I'm missing the point here, I think the shop is too crazy for me to concentrate. This truck detonates under load (ping, spark knock whatever you prefer). Any similar problems in the archives are closed w/no fix. Lets fix this one! I have verified ba...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7GL26X8K
Hi everybody, this truck came in, and customer says problem just started. It idles rough and stumbles bad. no check engine lite. I lift air cleaner lid and see that one injector doesnt squirt, I spray carb cleaner in tbi and it smooths out and races up fine. w...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 3B7HF16Y3R
vehicle came in for no start determined crank sensor was bad replaced and vehicle started and ran fine at idle but when driving about 25% throttle vehicle cuts out, at full throttle vehicle will take off and go fine until next shift did some checks no codes ex...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4439W
Hi all, I have a strange problem here. First off, I can only communicate in obd2 mode on the scanner (both a brick and a Genisys) I cannot get into oem mode on either scanner, says no communication. The vehicle has had a ton of parts thrown at it by a previou... Trouble codes: P1495 (LDP Solenoid Circuit)
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR28Y3X
This is for the Mopar Techs, I have trhis Dodge Durango with a 5.2L, This vehicle came in on Moonday with cose P1494, I followed the schematic from all data and checked TSB's. I replaced the Leak Detection Pump and dove vehicle for about 20 miles all was fine,... Trouble codes: P1494 (leak detection pump switch or mechanical fault)
1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4B3AU52N9X
Veh will idle fine. When the engine is revved it will stumble. It acts like it is going lean. Using the Modis checked for codes. None found. Checked the sensor data. All the sensors seem to be within their specified ranges. Checked fuel pressure and volume wit...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
This car will cut out under acceleration. not just a random miss, but more like the entire engine cuts out for a split second. the car idels great. no sign of vacuum leaks. no codes. I thought it might have something to do with the torque converter lockout sel...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L knock/ping VIN: 1B7HF16Y8Y
Vehicle has very bad knock/ping under load and hard accel on highway. TSB stated intake gasket problems. Replace intake gasket, cap and rotor. Vehicle still knocks. Good gas in vehicle. No egr or knock sensor used on this vehicle. Thanks..
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.0L brakes VIN: 1B3EJ46CXY
Thanks for taking a look at this post. I've got a unique brake related problem here. This vehicle came in with brake noise and worn out pads. The noise was intermittent and only during slow braking and also during turning. The sound was something like a rub, l...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP45R2Y
Anybody has similar problem before. Trouble codes: P0201 (inj 1 contrl CKT fires improperly.)
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, creeping/ high idle VIN: 1B7HG2AN91
This has been a long slog so far, this is the vehicle's last issue... Came in with extremely LOW idle and check engine light. Could only communicate with PCM with key on, would not communicate with engine running. One of the 10 codes was for bank 2 upstream O2...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D34
Hi all hope you can help. I have this Hemi in the shop for a misfire and MIL on. Fuel pressure at idle 60 psi unsure of spec. Cylinder 8 misfire counter rapidly increasing. Checked compression on cyl 8 1 and 5 equal at 150 psi. Tried replacing both plugs in cy... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cyl 8 misfire detected), P0175 (Bank 2/1 rich)
1976 Ford Pickup F150 6.4L Steering
The P/S pump will last anywhere from a couple of weeks to 3 months. Then it is right back to the original problem. Little to no power assist at low speeds [parking lots] When the owner brings it in you can get assist if you raise the RPMs, usally 300 to 400 ov...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU24E5W
i hope someone out there has ran into this one before, lean codes bank 1 and 2. new maf,ecm,o2s,new intake and seals,pinched off all vac lines to intake and still acts up at all times even driving fuel psi is at 45-50 p.s.i. good vac 18". im at a loss. i also ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP56S2Y
Greetings, techs. This is the second time I have looked at this car. It belongs to a good friend of mine and has an intermittant no-start. When it doesn't start it has zero fuel pressure and sets p1237 code for fuel pump secondary circuit fault. I suspect it h... Trouble codes: P1237
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
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
This truck came in with intermitent overheating and no heat from heater. Performed block test for compression gases in coolant, checked for coolant leaks, found plugged rad and loose fan clutch. The coolant was slow to flow across rad. Replaced rad and fan clu...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on
This vehical came in a week ago with this same code could not find anything wrong so i cleared the code and the custmor left came back same codes. I can not find the problem any help would be greatly appreciated Trouble codes: 171 (bank one lean), 174 (bank two lean)
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42X02
I have this in the shop.02 Mustang GT.It has a misfire between 30 and 45 light throttle.Customer has had it to the dealer 5 times.Replaced or tried and removed...Coils,new spark plugs,cam sensor,map sensor,all injectors.I am a GM tech and can't believe Ford do...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, VIN: 1FMRU17W73
hey group this is my first post. this truck will stumble cold and fall on its face if you floor it when it happens? (other than that it runs great you could drive for hours with no problem) customer complaint is sputters stalls hesitates. we just put 4 coils i...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken plug VIN: 12PO567894
Does anyone know if Ford is standing behind these vehicles. I never would have imagined there would be an 11 page TSB to remove a spark plug for a tune up and how to remove a broken one. just curious. probably the last time I will tune one of these.
1992 GMC Yukon 5.7L electronic hydraulic control unit VIN: 1GKEK18K1N
Hello fellow Techs, I have a 92 yukon here with 4 wheel abs and have code 61 stored.I have followed the shopkey flow chart for this code and it tells me to replace unit(almost $1400.00 here in Canada)The customer tells me the abs light came on after an extende...
1992 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L hard start VIN: 1GTDT19Z8N
This vehicle came into our shop the first time in Sept. 2006. It was towed in as a no start. I checked the vehicle and found it had no injector pulse because both ecm fuses were blown. The cause of the blown fuses was the injector connecter wires were brittle ... Trouble codes: 55 (prom fault), 54 (fuel pump circuit low)
1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GKDTI3W9S
tested vaccum lines from trasfer case to acuator under battery,lines are good & holds vaccum ,acuator under battery will work if i apply vaccum ,replaced vaccum switch on top of trasfer case 4wd light just flashes then goes back to 2wd mode ,all fuses are good...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19R8V
The MIL lamp comes on every month on this vehicle and the owner thinks there is a big problem. The OBD II scanner erases the code and turn the MIL lamp off for about a month. What can I do to stop this? My thought is to replace the O2 sensors or cat.
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTEK19TXY
Vehicle came into shop for intermittent stall and rough idle. The conditions only occurs at startup. No surging or rolling idle just runs rough or stalls for first 30 seconds. No codes/No Misfires found and fuel pressure within spec while problem occurs.
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Door won't open from the outside or the inside VIN: 1HGCB7544M
Hello, need help getting a honda door open. I have been able to get the door panel off and access the latch. It just won't open. I have heard about taking some measurement and then drilling a hole. If anybody has those measurements and knows where to drill it ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L am fm part of navi system VIN: 1HGCM66813
Hello Gents and Ladies, I have this '06 Accord EX V6 with a Navi system. Replaced the battery in the vehicle, and punched in the radio code found in the glove box. The Navi came on, and I was able to relearn the gps on the Navi. But, the am/fm portion doesn't...
2001 Isuzu NPR BOX VAN 3.9L Unknown VIN: J170163060
thanks to any truck techs. one of my good customers has an isuzu npr delivery truck.i dont normally work on big trucks so i have no technical info on this. truck operates normal except when it is turned off and the driver exits the vehicle he gets shocked when...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58SVC
Have read all previous posts for this issue (code30) and have determined ABS controller to be bad and connector at controller needs replaced also. Wires at radiator are OK. Local dealers can not find part # for that connector however I have read multiple posts...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Temperature gauge VIN: 1J4GZ58S1V
Temp guage on this vehicle is pegged full hot, and CHECK GAUGES lamp is flashing. Does this even at cold start in the morning. Scan tool data shows that PCM is receiving correct data from coolant temperature sensor (ambient temperature at cold start-up, about ...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY195XW
Hello PCM is bad. Engine will not start. I know PCM is bad because there is no scanner communication. If I plug another PCM to car communication is ok. My doubt is related to the immobilization system: how to set system in order to use another PCM on this ca...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L system buss VIN: 1J4FF68S7X
HAVE READ OID POSTS AND HAVE TRYED DISCONNECTING ALL SENSORS, CRANK, CAM, O2, TPS, MAP, COOLANT TEMP EVERYTHING WE COULD FIND INCLUDING THE PCM. The buss voltage looks normal at 2.37 volts. Only thing the DRB3 will see is the alarm computer has 2 codes in it o...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Noise
I HATE having to post this under the mis. category but...under moderate to hard braking this jeep emits a "whirring noise" from the center of the dash area[lower]Its not causing any other grief with the vehicle but it sure is annoying!We tore it down to a mino...

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: WBADM6341X
Tanks!For help car fix.Replace intake cam sensor.I check the sensors use grafikmiter. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor A signal camshaft sensor inlet.).
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L code 55 and limp VIN: WBAAM3339X
After continued grief with Phoenix Transmissions I was not willing to r&r the trans again and have it be done another month when the likelihoods of it being a clutch pack or hard part requiring full disassembly were not really good. A bit of deduction helped u...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Thanks for all the good replies. It was the compressor making the hammering noise. Most replies focused on the compressor or the belt tensioner. Belt tensioner is common to create noise as well.
1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4W092W0P
it was the crank sensor causing this condition. sensor scoped ok. when we pulled balancer we saw a new aftermarket sensor hade been installed prior to us getting this car. replaced with ac delco car is fixed. weird thing is car ran bad cold and the hotter it g...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G4WB52K8W
Thanks Brian, Shawn, & Kris. Hub and bearing assembly fixed this one. Amazing how the speed on the scanner was correct but still set a code. Thanks to all that replied.
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55KXY
Ignition switch fixed all problems.Loss of 12 volts on the pink wire from the switch,bad contact in switch.Found while rechecking fuses,found low voltage on the turn signal fuse,followed schematic back to Ign.switch,found low voltage at switch.Replaced switch,... Trouble codes: U1000 (communication problem), U1040 (ebcm communication problem).
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L traction control system VIN: 1GCET1283V
Well this one isn't fixed as yet. We are waiting for the customer to return so we can continue diagnostics. I suspect that there is a faulty wheel speed sensor which is of course a hub bearing assy. The complaint is more predictable after a bumpy rear surface ...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12X3S
Thanks to everyone who responded and for all the advice. I was the second technician to look at the car. I also suspected the anit-theft system, but the security [...] did go out and did not flash. I did remove steering wheel to check the 2 wires on the lock c...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L rear brake lamp VIN: 1GBFG15M8T
hi thanks for all the help, replaced rear lamp circuit board and fixed it.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IGNDT13WIV
I got the Blazer in this morning. Installed ign switch . Thanks for all the help. Dan
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19X42
Most of the replies I received said to remove the vent screens in the distributor and check the ac low pressure hose and make sure it's insulated good. It all makes sense to me and I will try it. If I have anymore problems with this one I will post it. Thanks ...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP54L7X
Thanks for all the replies, customer has taken vehicle for now, wants to wait until it gets worse. I will post anything else I find at a later date.
2002 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L engine light VIN: 2B3HD56MO2
Thank you all that read and understood my request. As many of you stated the pin and skim are only available thru the dealer or the chrysler website. This customer took the vehicle to the dealer and found out the computer had been replaced once already under w... Trouble codes: P0441.
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KM26Z3N
Timming was 10deg. out, and fuel pressure regulator had a crack in the vaccume line going to it. Seemes to have fixed backfire issue, surge is still there. My supervisor wants it back on the line ('its good enough'). Thanks to all of you for your help, feel fr...
1993 Dodge W150 5.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HM16Y7P
It was a leaking egr valve. The disc has seperated from the shaft snd it was hung wide open. Thanks guys.
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L battery light VIN: 2B3HD46R9W
cleaning of the terminals corrected the problem customer stated problem never reoccured. thanks for the help
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B6KB31Y51
Customer has picked up van. I cannot get van to stall any more. I drove around for about 30 minutes with scope hooked up and every thing is ok. If it starts stalling again and I find a fix I will post it. Thanks for the replies.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1B7HC16X01
Sorry I've taken so long to reply. I spoke to the dealer about this problem and they suggested I replace the ignition pick-up coil, stating moisture build-up, common problem. Made sense but did not help problem. Customer was very impatient and wanted vehicle b... Trouble codes: P0351 (Primary Ignition Coil CKT).
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no crank, no start VIN: 1B3EL36X92
well, majority of the responses were dead on. the fix was to replace both the PCM and BCM with new units. JOEL response nailed it! once the used BCM was installed, which was not configured to the vehicle, it conflicted with the PCM and caused it to lock out. t...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L rocker arm #4 VIN: 1D7HU18N13
thanks for the replies. After a closer inspection of the lash adjuster (we dissasembled) we found the internal spring stuck. Installed a new lash adjuster and changed the oil & filter once again. All is now well. We think that the oil change broke some carbon ...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD74223
Hey guys. Thanks for all the helpful replies. Some suggestions were: Worn out engine, Injectors leaking too much on the return side, Battery/starter- engine 'spins' too slow, Fuel gelling. The customer, with 376k miles on it, has decided to not fix it and st...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2D7JB21Z63
thank you for your help, it ended up being an ignition coil, there was spark just weak, found small crack in bottom of coil
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAPP6241P
I appreciate all of the help you provided. The IAC ended being shorted electrically. I replaced it and all is good. The part was $130.00 so I was trying to get it unstuck to save some $$$. I tried to clean it to no avail. It was the original IAC with 125,000 o...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L alternator VIN: 1FALP62W3S
the car has not returned as of this post. so we cannot list a fix at this time.thanks for your input fellow warriors in the trenches. the techs at wedigeauto.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
first let me thank thoses guys toke the time and responded to our problem, ecm was sent out ang get checked again, all presure sensors was checked and finall problem was in the a/c controller unit that is one complete unit with module that it causing our probl...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L high rpm VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
Thank you everyone that spent their time with in order to resolve my issue. I found Idle air control bad even I got new one from dealer and little intake leak, replaced gasket too. Once again thank you everyone.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Thanks to all that replied, everyone seemed to be right on the money. When I got to work this morning I checked the wiring from the IDM and found the drivers for #5 and #7 open and all others ok. I checked at the valve cover and found the same thing. The conne... Trouble codes: P1316, P1275, P1277.
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L abs VIN: 1FAFP40432
OK - we fixed the vehicle by replacement of the ABS Control module. Interesting note was that the voltage of the RR speed sensor was still considerably lower then that of the left. As we where discussing in the shop, we believe that the ABS Module needs to see...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G567Y7756
hey thanks ahead of time,i got car back with the engine light off so checked history codes and po401 showed .so i took off intake and cleaned been four days and light has not come back on agian and runs great,so thanks to every one that replyed.
1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L unkown VIN: 1GTCS19X8V
This truck is fixed. Sorry I didn't tell you guys that this is a 2wd in my post but with your help I was able to fix it anyway. Yes as Lynn from LA suggested this truck had a New River Driveshaft. I started focusing on the driveshaft and as I remembered in my ...
2004 GMC C8500 7.2L Oil System VIN: 1GDM8C1C54
First i would like to thank the three people who have replied. I really appreciete the time. All responses were for an internal engine problem which I can understand..from sludge build up to blow by issues .I even got a phone number for a CAT dealer up north. ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L low compression VIN: 1HGES15581
Thank you all for your help. The tensioner is 'live' on honda 1.7L engines. The mistake that I was making when initially checking the timing belt out was (not knowing the tensioner was live) that I was turnig the engine in a clockwise direction. As for the val...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66871
First of all I want to thank Davie in Cali. and Jonathan in Mass. for the Hints. This vehicle is Repaired By using the fouler all I did was replace the threads the promlem I had was WRONG O2 sensor from supplier I Guess some after market Units have a different... Trouble codes: 1167 (o2 heater circuit).
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L hard shifts MIL ON VIN: KMHWF35VXY
As stated in my update the range select switch was the cause of the TCM having no power and not powering up the TCM Relay. After replacing the switch we then had a problem with blowing a fuse for the trans. This was traced to inside the pan the wiring harness ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L rear brakes VIN: SALJY124XT
thanks to all that applied had 2 problems: abs unit full of debri and valving stuck also had frozen comb. valve cleaned abs unit for lack of avail. and replaced valve now have good flow to all wheels thanks again
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L heated seats VIN: JT8BF28G2W
requires further testing.Vehicle gone from shop... ... ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Battery VIN: WDBEA30E0M
Thanks to all for the good suggestions, turns out the radio was the culprit. After unplugging the radio my draw dropped to 5 mA, which is about the error factor of my meter, so basically I now have no draw on the battery at rest. Customer has declined to repai...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge
Thank for all the input the car seemed to run better the more it ran. I think part of the problem was the computer had to relearn the idle strategy after the lifters finished adjusting. But it still would idle fast so after not finding any vacuum leaks recheck...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
I used a low amp probe and a scope and found one coil drawing less amps, replaced the coil and car is repaired at much lower cost. Follow the 1320 thread in technical discusion forum and get info on how to do this diagnose, it is very easy as the wire to probe... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition fault).
1989 Other European Turbo R 6.3L electric windows VIN: SCBZR03B7K
Glad to report a fix on this one.Thanks to Royaleuromotors for a great explanation on how the window switches work.Each switch has 2 microswitches which send 12v to the motor.When the switch is pressed,one microswitch continues to send 12v while the other goes...
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