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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L climate control VIN: WAUHD044XJ
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this old AUDI that is making me more than a little miserable. We got it in because it would not blow out the vents at all..so I installed a junkyard programmer and now it seems to operate the vents. The problem now,...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Gas cap VIN: 1G4HP54K11
Help please! This Buick has the gas cap loose light on. We have made sure the cap is on, and have tested it to make sure it is good. I can not find any procedure to reset light or to diagnose why the light is on. If there was a problem wouldn't it make sense t...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L speedometer VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
need to know where the speedometer module is located in this vehicle. had speedometer untill we racked it up and speedo went out. replace vehicle speed sensor to no avail.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Vehicle came with no 4WD operation at all with the typical flashing lights when operation was attempted. I found the 4WD fuse blown and replaced it, cleared the codes and then the mysterious problem began. On the lift, when attempting to shift into 4 high from...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M6W
This car came in with the MIL and P0420 on steady. I want to know if the cat needs to be replaced or not. I took the following readings with my scanner. @ idle the front O2 toggles from 100mv to 500mv, STFT 0% 128 BL, LTFT -26% 94 BL and the cat temp was 512 d... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effeciency low bank 1 sensor 2)
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCCS19X5X
This vehicle was towed to the shop due to crank, no start condition. As soon as we got it unhooked and tried to start, it started, perfectly. Customer requested we keep vehicle and try to repeat situation. Three days later still starting perfect...until the cu...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L Pedal VIN: 1GAHG39G31
The car came in for front brakes & rotors. I started the job, but ran into parts problems immediately and had to stop. Today, as I had plans to travel, I left the job to be finished by a helper. He called about 1.5 hrs. ago to tell me he had broken a bleeder o...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L park indicator VIN: 3GNEK13T72
shift indicator in opp in run light up in crank batt. lite is on alt output shift indicator is inopp in run lights up in crank dissapears when running batt lite always on. read all posts, cleaned all grounds, any help thanks in advance
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L fuel sender/ gauge VIN: 3GNGK26U93
Hello all!!! Recieved this truck from another shop asking for assistance. the original complaint was that fuel gauge wont go above 50%. They replaced rear fuel pump module including sender. Truck came to me with codes P1172 Fuel transfer pump flow insuffient a...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L lifter noise VIN: 1B4GP74L5Y
weve been checking out this town and country 3.8l for a day- you start it up in the morning with the valve covers off and for 30 seconds you see no oil coming up thru the valve train-then all of a sudden when you see it squirting up thru the rockers the lifter...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES27C7S
good morning fellow techs, i have an neon that was lazy this morning when i tried to back it out of the shop after replacing the printed circuit board for the dash, when all of a sudden i heard a small pop and engine didnt start. thought i just didnt crank on ...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L indicators VIN: 2B3HD56J7X
This vehicle has both the abs amber and red brake light on after startup and what seems like the regular system self test. I understand the amber light coming on and staying on but the wiring and info I have shows the red brake light only used for brake level ...
2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L converter VIN: 1B4HS28ZX1
This is my personal car, The problem is with the tcc clutch, all the gears work fine, the tcc even works ok untill you get above 50mph, then it feels like it falls out, if you get up to 60-70mph and coast you can feel it engage and ease back into throttle it w...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, falls out of lockup VIN: 1B4HS28N41
Hate to post my own crap, but the wife was fed up. As a precursor, I have already fixed it, but not sure how the fix explains the symptoms. I'm hoping the rest of you can tell me what I overlooked. Problem started as a cold idle surge in P/N only, about 200rpm...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD64484
Hello all, I have a Sprinter van here I'm having some trouble diagnosing. The complaint is the check engine light is on. Two codes are stored: Glow plug module excessive current and glow plug #4 short to voltage. I checked the wiring from the glow plug module ...
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
This vehicle runs rough and misfires. More noticable after the vehicle has warmed up. The customer did a major tune-up and replaced all the fuel injectors at home thinking this would fix the problem. After doing all this with not much success he took this vehi...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTWF26F6T
we have a 96 powerstroke that intermitantly will no start. i have verry little exp with this engine so any help would be great. this is what happens, turn ignition on check engine light comes on for 2sec then off glow plug light cycles on for normal time then ... Trouble codes: P0472, P0471, P0470, P0237, P0267, P0270
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L Alternator
This one has had the alt and battery repaced twice for the same problem..no crank,dead batt. After charging the battery and watching the charging amps and volts all appear normal. However after about 10 or 15 min of idling it will stop charging completly and g...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1764V
This vehicle came in with a plugged EGR port at the intake. The valve also some contained carbon deposits. We cleared the maniflod and replaced the EGR valve with a Ford factory unit. Testing the EGR by applying vacuum caused the engine to lope so we now know ... Trouble codes: P1408, P0401
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift under load VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck had the transmission replaced at another shop. We do not know how it shifted before the trans replacement but the customer states that this problem is since that work was done. Under light to normal acceleration the transmission shifts normally, but...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
This vehicle came into my shop with a P0401 code. Checked the system and found what appeared to be a bad EGR Valve. Replaced the EGR valve, DPFE sensor and EGR valve position sensor. Test drove and everything was fine. Customer returned 2 hours later and same ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficent egr flow detected)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L valve train VIN: 1FMPU16L8Y
before posting thisrequest i searched through the network and tried many of the tips that other memebers had suggested for similar problems to no end. this motor seems to have a very loud ticking or tapping coming from the valve train area, but is very difficu...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer, ABS, transmission VIN: 1FTYR14V0Y
Customer complaints vehicle's speedo inoperative and transmission drops out of gears or lurches badly after long delay, ABS light on, check engine light on at times. The test drive confirms what was said and more. We started checking codes and found multiple ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03111
swaped coils and plugs but miss does not move this happens only when cold ( below 40 f ) have checked dpfe Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTRW07632
Truck came in with no history. It is owned my local poilce. Was aquired threw drug deal. Trucks runs sluggish and misses. Cylinder head temp sensor is reading 392 degrees. Installed new cht sensor with no change. Tried different scanner with same results. Chec... Trouble codes: P1000 (not passed monitors), P0171 (lean), P0174 (Lean), P0306 (6 misfire), P0308 (8 Misfire)
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43EF2
The vehicle came in for an oil leak. I traced the oil leak to the high pressure oil pump. I replaced the gasket for the HPOP and took the vehicle on a test drive. The vehicle ran great and I drove it for about 15 miles. After the test drive I noticed it was st... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP Below expected value.)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L OD position VIN: 1FTNW21P73
This vehicle came in with no movement forward or in reverse. Upon disassembly I found the pump gears stripped out and welded to the pump plate. Low-reverse clutch plates and low-reverse plant assembly where cooked, as was the coast clutch plates, and direct pl...
1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L kickdown cable VIN: 2CNBJ18U3R
I cannot figure out how to disassemble the kickdown valve mechanism in the transmission, or how to remove the kickdown cable in the transmission. The cable is free, but something is stuck in the valve which does not allow the cable to return all the way. I...
1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Front Diff VIN: 1GKDT13W75
Hello fellow crystal ball readers. Thanks in advavance for any help you can give on this one. This Jimmy came in on the hook because the customer said "the front end is out". The customer states that he gets a roaring noise in the front end, it seems to shift ...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 1GKFK16T94
I replaced the oil pressure sending unit but found no difference in the guage reading. I then installed an oil mechanical oil pressure guage and found the pressure at idle to be 42 lbs and at 3500 rpm to go to 80 lbs. I decided the oil pressure valve must be f...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDM45D91
hey guys here's an odd one customer complaint of misfire, surging at idle and lack of power. cel light on code p1502 wheel speed sensor open. from what little info i can find on this code, hyundai uses the right front wheel speed sensor as rough road monitor. ... Trouble codes: P1502 (magnetic wheel speed sensor open)
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX4
Engine ran a little hot water pump leaking. Replaced water pump with timing belt. When started up cold in the morning check engine light comes on Code P0341 cam sensor circuit performance. Checked data with scan tool shows a signal. Used a lab scope on sensor ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor circuit performance)
1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ38L9K
hey IATN gurus, this jeep is killin me. this thing runs great at idle, and cruising, also at moderate throttle, but as soon as you hit WOT it stumbles and hessiates and spits. back off a hair and away you go...you can also reproduce it in park by pulling throt...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS, TC, Hill Descent VIN: SALTW15481
It is one more Discovery II with same problem. In other DiscoveryII we started from replacing wheel hub with new sensor. Then put new upgraded speed sensor with long wire to the computer. Still same code read with Autologic: "Left front wheel sensor signal int...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: FT8BF22G3V
hi toyota or lexus guys or anybody! this car came to us because it failed mass emissions test for check engine light on and code p0420, above related repairs were done at their regular shop, they are a first time customer to my shop so i have no other history,... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effiency)
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Slight hesitation VIN: JTJGF10U52
This little Lexus runs and drives great! You would never know there was a problem exept the check eng light is on! P0172/P0175 SYS. rich. These are the only codes in all the systems on board. Fuel psi is 40, MAF is 4.75 @ Idle, 15.4 @ 2500,( it was 16.5 before... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank2)
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater vents VIN: 1LNLM81W0R
hello everyone have some questions on this lincoln air blows out all vents floor defrost panel ect. accutaters moving so have vacuum any suggestions on this one blend door was done 6 months ago but i dont think related?
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1234N
this truck is hard to start, when started have to fight to keep running, it will idle and run ok after a few minutes. check engine light comes on after about 10 seconds of running, codes have been cleared, sensor replaced and ecu exchanged with rebuilt, wirein... Trouble codes: 09 (coolant temp sensor)
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2219W
Hello Mazda Techs: I have this 98 mellenia with MIL on, DTC P0400 insuficient flow detected, EGR. When I activated EGR at idle , I had no difference in RPM. I then removed EGR and cleaned. It was stuck. I reset the MIL and road tested car to get readiness stat... Trouble codes: P0400 (Exhaust gas insuficient flow detected), P1402
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVHP80D53
The car came in with a varible adjuster code. The cause was being three quarts low on oil, thus a loss of oil pressure. The engine has no external leaks & was serviced 600 miles earlier by me. This vehicle has an insurance policy that covers the engine (Mercur...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Starting VIN: WDBAB33A7C
engine will not start when below 32 f. the glow plugs as well as the glow relay/control were checked and seem to be working. the only question i have is in regards to the coolant temp sensor .how does it affect the controller and how can it be tested. thank yo...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Tachometer VIN: WDBCB20C3F
Hi MB tech's, Using Alldata to check this tach it says to check the pick-up on the trans by using a wide srewdriver and tap it and should see tach move, not working, then pull cluster and check at plug-in (voltmeter) still no action. My question is it looks a ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L gauges Fuel, MPG, Oil pres VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Help Mercedes guys!. This 1991 500SL drove in the customer said the lights were dimm. When he shut it off it would not restart. The battery only had 9 volts. Also most the time when he put the blinkers on (right or left) the gauges ie: oil pressure, MPG and...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGBAB54E4
Vehicle sets #2 cyl misfire when held at 3000 RPM for about 10 seconds. Check engine light starts flashing and control unit cuts out the injector. Plugs, Wires, and air mass meter have been replaced. I have swapped coil and injectors from other cylinders and p... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 Cyl Misfire)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L power door locks VIN: WDBRF64J63
The left front door lock did not lock with the remote unit or from the center switch and when trying to unlock the button on the door vibrated up and down. We installed a new lock assy in the door now the lock will unlock from the remote and from the center co...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L front stut VIN: WDBWK54F36
Hello Fellow Techs. customer carried in strut and spring assembly to r&r spring from bent strut to new oem strut. new strut appeared to have 4" shorter shaft, twisted, pulled,and pushed, trying to extend shaft,customer returned to dealer where he bought the st...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21DOS
we have a 1995 nissan maxima here that dies intermently seems to be between the transition between cold and warm had car running in shop about 15 minutes went to get my trusty snap on scanner when returning to car car had died gave a little problem starting li...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S3W
OK this one is taking alot of my time. Truck came in barely running under a load. checked fuel pressure would drop to 25 psi @ times, so I replaced the pump & filter. The truck then appeared to be fixed, however, after the air cleaner was put back on there was... Trouble codes: P0335, P0171
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L decel downshift VIN: 1N4AL11E72
Problem is intermittent, always when warmed up, when releasing accel to slow down, trans lurches forward as if to pick up speed instead of slowing down momentarily. Customer says feels as if wants to keep going. Past few days weather has been very cold, proble...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L interior heating VIN: JN8DR09Y12
i vacuum air lifted twice in attempts to get rid of any air pockets, left the tool on for extended time and only got about 22 Hg., i usually see about 25, then the system starts leaking down slowly [its not the gauge leaking], trouble there i know but i can't ...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GHDX03E3X
when vehicle fisrt came in it had no power under load and code 3x signal. replaced exhaust conveter and crank shaft sensors and test drove. vehicle ran fine for two days. now when engine is cold and vehicle is started and engine rpms up to 1500-3000 vehicle cu... Trouble codes: P;030, P0171
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L temp gauge VIN: 1G3WH52H0Y
This car came in with a noisy water pump I replaced the pump and 2 days latter the owner called and said that now the temp gauge somtimes goes to hot stays there a little while and then drops back to normal. I got the car back and test drove at idle it would b...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP45R4V
hey guys,have this van came in on hook,no start,no spark,no fuel,I'm getting no power to ign coil pack and no power to injectors,cam,crank sensors have been replaced,you could see where somebody else or god knows how many people have tried fixing this car...ch...
1991 Saab 9000 S 2.3L clutch cyl VIN: YS3CK55B8M
the clutch system gets air into it. And the customer stated the last time it happened the brake fluid( feed off the same) was low. Has anyone had problems with the abs system pushing fluid out to make problems with the clutch system. Any ideas and help is Grea...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L harsh shift VIN: JT2GK12E1R
vehicle came in with no reverse. drove great forward through all gears. found thrust bearing failed and destroyed o.d. drum and housing. rebuilt transmission but upon installation we had harsh engagement and shuttling between 1st and 4th? when first starting t...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Block VIN: JTDDR32T52
Well here is one for all Toyota Techs out there, This Celica belongs to one of my Techs & is making a knocking/ tapping noise around the Cylinder #4 when cruising but more pronunced when release gas on high speed, We already check valves & they are OK, Replace...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWSB81H2W
Replaced ignition switch and NEW DORMAN clockspring -- road tested and everything fine -- after a few days customer returned with an air bag lamp on --code 00588 (Air bag ignitor Drivers side) 1)I did not turn on key with airbag /clockspring removed 2)No l...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L cabin sensor VIN: WBAAM3332X
Thanks to all who replied i got some things to look out for and i know where the cabin sensor is not but the customer has decedied to take vechile to dealer where they have the scanner to commincate with it thanks to all who took the time to reply best regar...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAA5333XF
car is fixed there is a crankcase vent valve under intake manifold this has a vent hole that is not supposed to be leaking first when we smoke test we found 2 hoses leaking we repair those hoses but never smoked test againg replaced crank ventilation valve & p... Trouble codes: 154 (202 -), 202 (p0150- o2 sensor), P0150 (o2 sensor), P0170.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Signal Indicators, Radio, Soft Top VIN: WBABS53471
Sorry for the delay in closing. (Was waiting for customer to return for lamp module replacement to verify fix). Called customer prior to closing post and she is going to wait until total failure. As to probelm with vehicle, after receiving information from fel...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L electronic climate control VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
The fix was a new bcm. I only received 3 replies but they were all right on the money. Thanks for the help.
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WO6VR52R8V
Thanks guys for the input on fixing this car.. I found the number 3 cam is wrong and the fix was to find the position where it would work where it needed to be... Gm uses the same cams on all cylinders but only changes the position of the dowel pin. So when yo... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDC14KXR
I finally got to work again on this old truck.I changed oil & filter because of fuel saturation,and restarted.I put vacuum to the map sensor,installed a vacuum guage and this is where it gets interesting.My vacuum guage reading fluctuates between 10 and 15 rap...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBJK34R1X
Propane computer was defective. We checked ohms from ICM Ignition Timing Signal to PIN #9 on white/clear ECM connector and found high resistance. Opened up wiring harness at both ends. Found the propane conversion people had to cut the white IGN Timing Signal ... Trouble codes: 1351 (Ignition Coil Control CIrcuit High Voltage).
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNDT13W11
Thank you all for the quick responces, especially Jim [...] who emailed me the GM updated procedure. I removed the center console then lowered the steering column, disconnected the dash and layed it on the front seats. Removed all the case bolts, nuts ans stu...
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L instrument cluster VIN: 2C3HC56G3Y
well thanks for all the help on this one as far as testing instrument cluster by pressing trip button and turning key on. we had no response at all we cked all power wires going into cluster and grounds all o.k. so we bravely comdemed the cluster. dealerwanted...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 3B7HF16Y3R
thanks for all the help this is the first time i have used the help request line after doing some more test i determined the pcm was bad so i got a used pcm (pcms are no longer avalible new or aftermarket) installed it today and it drove fine other than a slig...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L vss VIN: 1B7HF16Y6R
well , after rechecking once again , i checked for vss siginal with my solous with wheels up and saw that siginal was working i then bought a used speedometer cluster installed and all is well with this dodge thanks to all who replied to me---BR
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D34
Lorne from California I think nailed it. He states that these are known for breaking vavle springs especially the 2004 models. We ran a running compression test and cylinder 8 was near zero so we are confident that there is a vavle spring problem. Customer con... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cyl 8 misfire detected), P0175 (Bank 2/1 rich).
2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES26C34
thanks to all who replied to my help request. matt [...]. you are all gentlemen and scholars. all of you mentioned the 'skim' key system. th...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSWI1442
I want to thank all you guys that gave me great places to go to to find this problem. I put a new negative terminal on it and then I cleaned the connecters at the relays, coil, and distributer. Then I replaced the eec power relay and it hasn't stalled since. T...
1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP42E2N
sorry for the long delay. an eye injury caused by a piece of metal has really slowed me down. rob from ohio hit the nail on the head. i removed timing covers to find the camshaft retarded by two teeth. reset cam timing and car runs great. thanks for all the qu...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31G9R
Hook up a scope to the PIP signal at the ICM. Found an intermittent drop out of the PIP signal. We replaced the ICM and distributor. Performed a scope test on the TPS signal. Found a glitch there. Replace the ICM, distributor, and TPS. Engine runs good and sur...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A2S
Thank you all for taking your time to read and respond to this help request. The hall effect distributor for '95 and '96 are identical except for the shutter wheel. The '95 has four vanes and the '96 has one, a half and half arrangement that also has a crank s...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6S
Well this vehicle is fixed. I received replys: leading me to DPFE, which when unplugged, vehicle still acted up; reset the KAM (keep alive memory) for over 15-30 minutes (which i had forgot to do)--no change; check grounds by battery--no change; bad MAF--no ch... Trouble codes: 211 (PIP Circuit), 624 (EPC Circuit).
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Thanks to all who replied. It seems that the few minor vacuum leaks I found with the hoses to plenum fittings, and the valve cover to air intake tube (installed hose clamps on all hoses) fixed the problem. I also cleaned the MAF senor. Customer said vehicle is... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FTNE24L22
ended up putting a new trans in this one. under warranty. needed pressure specs so i could get the trans from ford under their warranty requirements. thanks for all the helpful replies and will call again soon!
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Got a lot of good responses, and most suggested the APP unit. Some said throttle position sensor, but the diesel has no throttle or TPS. We bought the Accelerator Pedal Position unit, which is pricey at close to a hundred dollars: it cannot be purchased as jus...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52443
I hate that I can't post a direct fix. We warrantied out the CKP sensor and it hasn't showed back up yet. However, it takes 254 failures to set this code, so I don't feel confident yet. Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy day to read and answer ... Trouble codes: P0315 (PCM Unable to learn crankshaft pulse wheel tooth spacing).
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reverse VIN: 1HGCM66554
Thanks for your responses. Found slight crack in pressure control solenoid connector causing intermittent connection. Reman/Dyno and Install original unit w/all new electronics and reverse went in over 40 times and has worked well. Reverse pressure rises from ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L transfer cas VIN: SALTL16463
Thanks for the responses. The concensus appears to be that the noise inside this transfer case is not normal. I had already ruled out the parking brake as one reply suggested. So I drained the transfer case oil to look for debris. There were several large flak...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W2S
Thanks to all that replied!!! wow!!! your not going to believe this one. after spinning my head some more, i finally broke down and borrowed an ngs ford tester to get some codes. after playing with it, it spit out a code 45 (vent solonoid). farther testing rev...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22111
thanks for the help. after narrowing it down to an egr issue(vaccum would not release from valve unless remove hose)we discovered that the car lot that did the intake gaskets had installed the vent and vacuum solenoids upside down and routed the hoses backward... Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
I have to give you guys the credit who replied, gave me a number to call you. Thanks so much for the help Robert and all the rest of you. After talking to Robert yesterday on the phone, it became clear that the engine module has to be matched to aam and keys. ... Trouble codes: P1570, B1040.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L sos light VIN: WBDHA24G3Y
Thanks to everyone who replied!!! Seems the SOS light is always on when the system is activated. The customer in this situation activated it after the vehicle was stolen, so the light was never on before since the system was inactive. Once again thanks to all ...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L 2-1 shift VIN: 6HMAP47P0V
First off I want to thank every one who responded and apologize for my untimely response. Due to the holidays and an illness I was unable to post within the time frame. The vehicle is still here and we are unable to determine what is at fault. Seems to be a ...
1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L rough ride VIN: JN1FU21S2M
well i did everthing i could to help this customer, Rechecked everything suspension related and it drives firm, like it is designed? i adjusted tire pressure below spec and it seemed softer, but put them back to spec before shipping it out, all replies suggest...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
thanks to all who responded to my request. 6 coils later and the problem is solved. can't beleive that there isn't a misfire monitor to just replace 1 bad coil. owner says she will not own another nissan product. lol. thanks again for the help and i hope i can... Trouble codes: P1320.
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
Well guys thanks for the help, this one is fixed, and not fixed. The customer thinks its fixed, but I know better. Sometimes more info from the customer is what is needed, and when I fished a little more with her she told me that it was a new engine that had b... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire).
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T5T
Thanks to all that replied. I'm calling this a fix because the lean code went away when I replaced the O2 sensor. It was indeed switching much too slowly. There is no easy access for checking fuel pressure on this car. My friend is still in trouble with the ca... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank one).
1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L Interior Lamps
Having looked at wiring diagram, lights have conventional door pin switches that ground the alarm remote control unit under the drivers switch. this in turn grounds the lamp, gives the interior lamp delay and the switch off with ignition and door lock. Howev...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EE48Z2Y
Thanks to all for the many replies. It was an overwelming response of the ABS/TCS unit. It was an expensive part $2500.00 but it fixed it. There were some options for remans, but the customer wanted to go new. Thanks again. Hugh Trouble codes: 1925 (no bus comunication with tc/abs).
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L right rear electric window VIN: JT2VV21W1L
Thank you all for your responses, we cannot thank enough to each individual who replied. You guys are a great bunch! We started with the verifying open circuits by applying power (w/engine off, key off) at the slave (right/rear) switch to check back for open...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E7R
The Fix was a new ECU. Well the customer elected a used one from the salvage yard. Replaced ECU and spark plugs, Set timing as I had the distributor out. ECU was making a fictitous rpm signal and just blasting the coil rapidly, You could actually her the coil ...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L pulse air rumbles VIN: JT4RN81PXS
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I got a few replies about carbon build up and bad reed valves in the air injection valve assembly. We advised the customer that a new valve assembly should be installed, but they decided to just let it rumble...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2FB28K1X
This problem is very intermittent. We could not duplicate in over a week with vehicle. We did check all conections at sensor, speedo, and computer. Tried tapping on sensor while running on lift. Sensor if expensive and my dealer has never sold one. Customer is...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L down shift to 1st VIN: JT3HN86R9X
This one is fixed. Dan [...] suggested trying some lube guard to free up a sticking valve and it worked. Trans is operating perfectly now. Thanks to all who took the time to reply.
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