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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L oil pressure VIN: WBAHE2328R
oil light and corresponding oil pressure drop and lifter tick after engine is revved or driven hard. restarts cold with good pressure. suspect leak in pump suction like an o-ring or something, but i'd like to find a similar experience before teardown.
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBA6F8327V
my only problem with this repair is i know the problem is the double relay for the wipers i just cant find the location of the relay i even have the new relay its gray i was told there was i few colors for differant systems.i have looked in the e box which is ...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 34XGM60871
We got a 99 BMW 540i. The costumer took to the dealer first, the car had codes 28 - Fuel trim adaptation Malfunction(Bank 1) & 29 - Fuel Trim Adaptation Additive Malfunction(Bank 2). Dealer said car has a laek at the int. man. gaskets. We replaced the gaskets ... Trouble codes: 28 (29 -), 29
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on
hello this vehicle runs fine most of the time, i got it to act up once w/ the maf unplugged the sft maxxed out & set the code at idle. i haven't been able to find any vacuum leaks.it seems to be electrical since it comes & goes at random.i have checked some gr... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4HR54K14
Customer came in with multiple dash lights on, abs,red brake light, traction control off, check tire pressure. The brakes stop normally, smooth and staight. The first time we looked at this I hooked up the mt2500 but my scanner only went up to '99 so was no he...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L abs VIN: 3G5DAO3E73
On our Genisys scanner we can see the unwarranted ABS/TCS activity and suspect the harness. What I would like to do is build my own[proper wire gauge]but Ive been told this is recipe for disaster???Driving this vehicle myself,Ive experienced unwarranted TCS wh...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L fuel control VIN: 1G1FP2388L
Trying to sort out the fuel control on this car. I'm finding excessive fuel delivery all of the time. Sensor readings are accurate. In an effort to establish a base line we ordered a factory prom to get away from the unknowns of the programmed chip. The troubl...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L wheel cylinder VIN: 1GTEK14KXR
This truck has us puzzled. In May of 2006 we replaced rear brake shoes, drums and wheel cylinders. Thought nothing of it, just an old work truck that needs a brake overhaul. Well six months and 13700 miles later when in for another service we noticed the left ...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GBEL19W7R
This vehicle has very poor acceleration from a stop. It seems worse when cold, or when ignition is turned off and re-started. No codes, lean o\2 sensor high B L \integrater, Injector pulse width widens with load. Fuel pressure responds ok. But we cannot find a...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 2GCE19M0V1
replaced leaking master cylinder. replaced leaking rear wheel cylinders. low pedal still. bled system, bled system, bled system. still low pedal. used tech 2 tool to cycle abs pump. bled system still low pedal. rear wheel cylinders will bleed 2 times with good...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1449W
This truck has a hesitation or misfire,most of time it happens in 5th gear cruising with light throttle.I can also make it happen if I lug it in 5th gear.It does not always act up.I thought it was a ignition misfire.I replaced the plugs and wires.It still miss...
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 Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19VOX
This truckis a no start. There is no spark and no rpm reading on scanner. I have no refference signal from computer to crank sensor. I have checked computer ground with scope for voltage drop . Only 180mv. With in specs. Before I replace computer is there anyt...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNEC16R4X
Customer called last weekend and said that his truck would not start. I told him I would be there the next morning. On my way to the shop he called and said that his truck was running. Yesterday he called, same problem. I got the truck towed here this morning,... Trouble codes: P1626 (VTD System), U1192 (testing and results)
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GNFG15M11
hey guys have a nitemare this van has fuel spark and pulse. backfires threw the intake and exhaust. like timing is out. turned dist while cranking and no change. replaced cam sensor still the same . no codes present. any help would be great.
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Power Steering VIN: 1C3EJ56H0T
Customer complaint: No power steering. Verified complaint. Vehicle has sport power steering system. One pressure switch, one solenoid for increasing/decreasing return pressure, one module. Checked basics-power/ground/reference signal to module attached to powe...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L engagement VIN: 4C3AG52H61
this is a f4a51 transaxle. it was rebuilt and came back a few weeks later with a delayed engagememt when shifted fron park to reverse, neutral to reverse or neutral to drive.r and r valve body ,boosted the pressure (all pressure tests were on the low side of t...
1992 Dodge Ram 50 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JB7FL24W1N
Hi folks. We've got this D50 that originally came in for a no start. Died on customer, towed to shop, would intermittently start for us. Had intermittent no spark, no signal on primary ground side of coil. Scope showed an intermittent no crank signal/weak sign... Trouble codes: 25 (Baro sensor)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GT44L01
this vehicle will not start, as far as the engine data everthing looks okay, it is firing and fuel pressure is within specs, it acts like it's going to start but then just pops back through the throttle body like an ignition firing problem. it continues to res... Trouble codes: P1361 (intermittent loss of cam or crank signal)
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...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Dash gauges VIN: 3B7KC2365M
This Dodge truck has a "no bus" message on the odometer, and the overhead console won't show temp or direction. According to identifix/autoline there is a connector- joint connector no.7 - under the lower drivers side dash where the bus wires are all in a dedi...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L not sure VIN: 1D7HG48N33
old man needs help! chasing a whine noise that when driving sounds like rear axle but under truck on hoist noise is in front. remove front shaft and lock in 4wd and drive down road noise is gone.replace bearings in front differential,gear wear looks great but ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Headlights VIN: 1D4GP24R05
We have an o5 caravan without auto headlights. The problem is that whenever you open the doors the headlights come on for 3 min. They will also come on when you lock the doors with the remote. It has Foglamp relay open and APM relay open codes in the FMC. It a...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Battery VIN: 2D4GP24RX5
The battery in this mini van will die overnight. I found that there was approximately 100 milliamps of current draw on the system. The current draw will drop to about 30 if I disconnect the center plug, C3, on the BCM. I've started testing the wires at this pl...
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU15N1G
Vehicle towed in as a No Start. Found that no power to fuel pump. Trying to located inertia switch. All Data and Mitchell both say in different locations. ( left side kick panel and right side kick panel as well above right side of tranny hump). Thanks in adva...
1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTFE2447K
Van came in about a month ago with complaint of stalling. Found fuel leak at filter and codes for egr dpfs. low idle and system lean. (I did not list the old codes because I do not have the number with me. I think the codes were 41, 12...? ) Repaired fuel line... Trouble codes: 23 (TP is higher or lower then expected), 13 (cannot control RPM low RPM check)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X9M
Thanks for the help in advance!! This ranger was towed to us as a no start and we found that it had been hydraulicked in a very large puddle. The motor had a few bent rods so we swapped in a used motor. All the electronics are from the old motor. We then had a...
1992 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L abs pump VIN: 1FAPP60T2N
cust. stated that when starting vehicle he can here pump running. After driving he can hear pump shut off and the brake pedal will become hard and makes it difficult to stop. Tech. said that with koeo the pump stays running and does not time out. pump will onl...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L hard start, no power VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1FAEFP13P6
Good Morning and thank you for your time. The vss is frozen into the transmission case. Does anyone have an idea as how to remove it? I've tried prying it up with a tapered gaskt scrapper, tried turning it by using a small chistle and hammer, a little heat and...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L feul pressure high VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Hello Ford Techs.I have this Explorer that was towed in and would barely run,missing badly,with a strong fuel smell.I immediately checked fuel pressure which is 65 psi all the time,key on or engine running.My first thought was this is too much fuel pressure,th... Trouble codes: 174 (testing and results)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L abs light and speedometer VIN: 1FTNX21L42
this truck came to me with intermitant abs light and a speedo that will drop out momentarily under throttle.. checked abs sensor in differential.. found metal shavings removed cover right side bearing bad.. replaced side bearings checked setup and test drove.....
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU73W32
Hello. I got this Explorer in due to poor shifting and O/D light flashing. Checked for codes and found P0733 3rd gear ratio incorrect and P0745 line pressure control solenoid fault. I found a TSB and replaced the solenoid pack and the separator plate. But stil...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L srs light VIN: 1FAFP36P63
Hello Techs. I have an 03 Focus, and can't reset the srs light. The car came in yesterday from a body shop with 6 srs codes (recentley in an accident). We cleared all codes because all repair work had apparently been done. One code did come back. B1881 passeng...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Unknown
hey ford guys, I've got a fairly new explorer i bought for my wife and i am already having problems. I specialize in imports, so I dont know what road to follow with this truck. Most times the transmission shifts fine, but at least three or four times througho...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29F0S
Thanks in advance for any help. We had this truck come in and the only problem this gentleman has is that the truck is hard to start when cold. We had changed the injector timing module for him and he was convinced that was the problem. We had a used one here ...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L new wheel seed sensors VIN: 1GKDT13W2X
we followed the instructons laid out in the tsb, reguarding testing for ACmV and everyting is testing ok. we replaced the axel seals recenty and wheel hubs as well as wheel speed sensors, and already had everything apart. we can not find a reference for air ga...
1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start, high idle VIN: JHMBA4127L
had this vehicle come in with complaint of high idle and hard starting cold. checked for codes. came up with coolant temp sensor(code 6), cyl sensor (code 9), andeacv valve (code 14). preformed all the mitchell self diagnostic tests. all said to replace ecu wi... Trouble codes: 6 (coolant temp sensor), 13 (atmospheric pressure)
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEJ6524W
This car came in because of a failed smog inspection. CO is at 7.80% at 15 and 25 mph. The problem with this car is that the CO climbs after a while(30 seconds - 1 minute). I have checked the car with the fuel pressure gauge hooked up and fuel pressure is pret...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, MAINT' REQUIRED VIN: SHSRD78905
Customer stated this was first time "light came on". Followed MOD info for 2003 model with this code. Ran engine till warm and then to 3000 rmp. Looked like normal operation of post cat sensor to me. Reset light for customer and asked him to advise if it came ... Trouble codes: P0137
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge VIN: 4S2CY58VXR
Thanks in advance- Customer complains that vehicle sometimes won't rev over 3000rpm and belches black smoke. Tune-up is ok and fuel pressure is steady, volume good. Pump scopes good electrically. We have never seen this problem though we driven the vehicle ma...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJHY1740L
Thanks In Advance for the help. This car has 2 blower motors(one on the right and one on the left) in it and both of them do not work. I have checked all the fuses and gone over the wiring diagrams in mitchell and alldata which seem to indicate that the proble...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Transfercase VIN: 1J4FJ35S3S
The vehicle is hard to put into 4 high from 2wd, the transfercase grinds a little when put into 4x4, and under load it will jump out and into neutral. We checked the linkage and it is all tight and properly adjusted. We removed the transfercase and took it apa...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L temp gauge VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
temp gauge is topped out on high and ck gauges lite is flashing car not overheating replace temp sending unit - no result, repl cluster - no result, not sure if related but the dash lites seem duller than usual and occasionally will flash brighter. Another mem...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S2T
Hello This Grand Cherokee is stalling, maybe twice per day. It starts back up immediately. When it dies its just like you turned the ignition off. I have been lucky enough to actually catch it in the act on two separate occasions. The first time I was monitor...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58J93
Hi , I found this Jeep outside my shop with msg. from customer, that the Jeep runs for about 20-30 min. and shuts down. Wait for 30 min. and can restart. I started it let it idle and than after 45 min found it with engine off ignition on and Coil # 5 smoking....
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L no power assist VIN: JT8BH28F3V
I flushed this system on this lexus as a maintenance. Fluid was burnt and dirty. Had been flushed before about 45k ago. After flushing system, test drove vehicle and lost power assist after approx. 2 miles. This is when I checked voltage at steering ecu, had ....
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 ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF55FXV
this one is probably to simple to post, but im stuck!! the third brake lite is inop all the other lites are ok, the bulb and socket, and wiring appear ok , my wiring diagrams arernt clear. if im overlooking the forest for the trees, please let me know, thanx i...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Brake pedal feel VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
This Cougar has a strange problem that now has me baffled. It came in with the customer initially stating that after driving for a while the brake pedal gets hard. We drove the vehicle for over 20 miles with no duplication. On a hunch, checked the vacuum check...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine timing VIN: 1N4AL11D62
car came in with rough idle on start up,eventually goes away after two minutes with engine running.after testing ,found coolant in cylinders 2&3 indicating defective head gasket.after replacement of head gasket,rpm is high,[...], andcode p0011 present for ...
1998 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L ebcm VIN: 1G3HC52K2W
Thanks for any help in advance. I installed an injector on this car to fix a miss on cyl #1. Two days later customer comes back because the abs and traction off lights come on intermitnly. I test drive the vehical and get the lights to come on. When the lights...
1978 Other GM kit car 454CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6400100G
Hello to all... I have been pushing parts all my life and pride myself in being able to find parts that NAPA, CarQuest, Auto Zone, Advance and others can't. My Catalog Library is over 90' long and goes back into the early 1900's for some cars but this one has...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G2NW12T1T
Hi ; This vehicle fail NOx on Emission test,we replaced CAT,check for egr passage all good,EGR shows working on scanner. If you unplug the O2 sensor which make the car runs extremly rich and the NOx went down to 85,however,the HC went up to 109,and the CO we...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G2WP1212W
hi everybody this pontiac apears to be over boosting. whith the charger belt off it works great. whem you gradually crowd it or stand in it it falls to pieces. no codes. it seems to be going way lean to the point of detonation. the regulator solinoid has been ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L whole car VIN: 1G2WR5212Y
Hey I need help with this one. When your driving the car i'm getting massive shuttering/vibrations throughout the vehicle not in the steering wheel only on right hand turns with acceleration going at least 30 mph not on left turns or straight aways. Has any bo...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Battery VIN: YS3DP75G61
Hello all thanks ahead of time for your help. This Saab has come to the shop a couple times with the same problem. After two days battery is dead Volatage at 2.37 volts and car obviously will not start. This problem occured after a couple years of car being ne...
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT4VN67N7J
after checking ingition (good spark all cyls) fuel pressure (within spec) we plugged in a noid light to injectors and found a very very weak signal to all injectors except #1 and the cold start injector. according to my information all injectors share a common...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28KXY
Hi. I need a help from those who work on toyota . This 2000 camry came in with long cranking in the morning . Sound just simple like most fuel pressure problem.I found that this thing does'nt have return line . Hook up fuel gauge, left it over night and try in...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
This car originally came in with multiple codes and we replaced the air flow meter, air intake hose and the turbo shut off valve [diaphragm leaking]. It returned a month later with two codes [turbo press control limit exceeded] and [ecu blocked-inter]. We don'... Trouble codes: P1557 (turbo pressure control limit exceede), P1750 (ecu blocked inter)

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2006 Acura RL 3.5L Instruments VIN: TH4KB16566
Replies were correct. Reset is pretty much like the oil reset. thanks
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L head lamps VIN: 1G1AY8769B
Hi All, thanks to many the problem is solved.A special thanks to Richard from Arkansas for faxing me a diagram , he gave me his number I called him and had the fax in minutes. I also want to thank Gene from Texas , Thomas from New Jersey ,Bryan from Kansas ,Wi...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC25KSL
We have checked this vehicles ignition, fuel, and emission systems to no avail. We suspect a leaking intake manifold (crack) between EGR passage and intake runner. Customer would not let us further investigate. They decided to trade vehicle in. Thank you for a...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R3T
Hello fellow techs. Vehicle is fixed and customer states it never ran or started so good! Yippy! Like most of you techs suggested, the culprit was the fuel pump and sending unit. After posting our request and further testing on fuel pressure, we did notice flu...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L speedometer VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
found speedo control unit and replaced. fixed speedo problem and car is fine. thanks for all the help.
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L convertor VIN: 1GCEC19R7T
Well, most of you folks hit it right on the nose. Upon teardown the input shell was broken, no clutches were burnt, but there was a lot of metal 'sludge' stuck to the magnet, and the TCC valve bore was worn out. As one suggested, I put in the .500 boost valve,...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L security VIN: 1GNCT18W7W
Removed the lock cylinder and cleaned with brake clean, took apart connector C211 again unpinned the three wires going to passlock sensor checked crimp and terminal end. applied dielectric grease to connections, reassembled, cleared codes. vehicle seems to be ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L radio VIN: 1GCHK29U83
Hi everybody, and thanks for your help. First of all, in my resquest, i forgot to mention that I used my Tech2 and TIS software to reprogram the remplacement BCM with the VIN of the truck. And the problem came after that.So I knew it was in relation with the B...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GK54L8R
OK we finaly got to the bottom of this I apoligize for the long time to post the fix but the 'new' customer has a very hard time making decisions. especially when it involves his money, and between me and the last 3 repair shops he was dealing with he could'nt...
1995 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH56F4S
the customer will return with the vehicle at a later date . the lower intake did help but was not the fix . thanks for all the replies . will get back with the fix when vehicle returns
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL23X0T
This vehicle has been sent out without repairs. All checks were made and everything seemed to be in spec and operating as they should. The vehicle had an intermittent misfire on cylinder 3. I do believe that I over-analyzed the rough idle. Most of your magnum ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 5.2L ABS system
Thanks to you all I have fixed this vehicle. The problem was in the rear sensor.. There was an open in one of the wires going to the rear sensor. Ran a new wire and fixed the problem. Everything ok now. Thanks again everyone.
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Mode door VIN: 1B7GL22Y1X
We reassembled the evaporator box with a new door in it and set the entire unit on a work bench. We then connected the control head and a vacuum supply to the unit so we could watch the movement of the door on the work bench. We found the normal movement from ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, misfire #4 VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
hey every body,sorry it took so long to get back to you on this durango, had motors to pull, heads to do find parts for a 1940 chevy flat bed. well i explained to the customer that i needed an extra hour to run further test on the vehicle, and if that was frui... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Head gasket sealing VIN: 1D7HA18N73
When we got back the heads this time from the machine shop they had a much much better smooth finish on them. It's back together and so far so good. The replys I recieved about this said that you should really replace the cyl heads and not shave them , because...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10X5S
I did clean the MAF right after cleaning the fuel injectors. I also checked the PCV, it has a Motorcraft in it and it is free. I did a KAM reset, I forgot about doing that.I blocked off the IAC, used the throttle pedal to make it run at an idle, it still idled...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall
Well gents, Larry from Texas was right on the money. The (NEW) low oil pressure pump was definitely faulty. After checking all other possibilities I pulled the flow from Mitchell and carefully followed the direction of which oil passes before running through t...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1764V
Well, It turned out that our original thoughts on this were right. The carbon build up in the manifold adapter for the throttle body has '2' passages. I had told my man to remove and clean out the carbon deposits and he did so. But only to one of the passages.... Trouble codes: P1408, P0401.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34S0W
Thank you all for the great information Tim, Roger, and Stuart hit this one on the head. Mode 6 test 53 in obdII gives you the most complete misfire information it turned out to be a faulty coil at cyl # 9 and two other cylinders had suspect boots. Vehicle run... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L auto ride control VIN: 1FMZ435POW
Thank you for all that replied. after following the advise of several of you, I drove the vehicle for 30 to 40 mins. and the system recalibrated its self. thanks again to all.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F9K
Most replies said to check cam sensor or wiring, or possilby aftermkt chip---I also went through as some suggested and disconnect various sensors and problem continued---Customer has advised me that problem disappeared for a week or so, but is now back---the c... Trouble codes: 1248 (No turbo boost pressure detected).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L OD position VIN: 1FTNW21P73
I removed the solenoidbody then removed the solenoids one at a time, I found three that were stuck in the bottom of the bore. After freeing up all the valves I reinstalled the solenoidbody, went for a road test and all was fine. Shifted like a dream. Thanks to...
1991 Geo Tracker 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2CNBJ18U6M
First, thanks to the people that offered to help with this little stinker. After many hours of staring at this vehicle with a confused expression on my face I finally figured a way to get this thing running better. The low voltage at terminals G1 and G7 was ca...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L recirculation door VIN: 2GTEK19T62
Well this truck has been fixed an oh what a fun time i had. I am the second person to work on this hair puller. Originally the first mechanic to work on it ordered the recirc motor based on vin number. When he got the motor it did not match what was in the tru...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L abs motor VIN: SAJKY1742L
thanks to all who replied to my help. i talked to my customer to make further test and informed him about the possibility and he declined to fix it because he did not have the funds to fix it for the time being. i'm gearing towards the pressure switch. thanks ...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L diff VIN: 1J4FT68S2V
well kick me in the head and call me stupid!this jeep is fixedof the 7 replies i recieved several said to check for a cocked pinion race.1 said a cocked race would not cause this problem,i tend to agree ,it would cause a problem but probably not a [...] m...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L interior lights VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3W
Moved down the list of priorities, problem is getting worse. Will update when fixed. Thank you all for the input.
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Master cyl. VIN: 1J4FN28S5W
Thanks everyone for the help, still have not found cause but will continue to look using your replies.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L right side air blend door VIN: 1J8GW68JSZ
I would like to thank all the Tech's out there that responded.The fix was broken air blend door and recirc. door.You guys hit the problem right on the money.I am sorry it took so long to respond as I was not working on this one and had to wait for customer to ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L tilt steering wheel VIN: JT8YF11E5R
pulled inspection plate off of gear and found gear edge was just toughing the worm gear of the motor.pulled gear out flipped it over and put a thicker washier behind it and it brought it to the middle of the worm gear.Now it is queit and works great.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L overheating VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
i found the auxilary water pump and it was inoperative. checked the relay and it was ok.replaced the auxilary water pump and it hasen't overheated yet. thank you for the tip. i didn't even realize it had an auxilary water pump. our manuals had very little info...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVHP80D53
I have to agree with what my first responce from Don was, denile is a river in Egypt which I find ins. co.'s using every chance they can. The oil cunsumption test involves documenting what we already know about the excessive oil cunsumption at the customers ex...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WEBBA48D33
Hello Guys, Thank you very much with your help I have solve this problem. I mentioned that I had replaced the fuel pump relay and didin't solve the problem. Once again I made a mistake. As I was reading other similar problems on iatn, Mark had replace the wron...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5M
Wow...what a basketcase for a reasonably well-kept, reasonably low-mileage 300E. Anyway, onto the good parts. Took the head off and sent it for machining. Turns out that 2 valve seats loosened causing the leakdown readings I posted. Put everything back togethe...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil pressure VIN: WDBJF55FXT
most replies stated the obvious oil pump problems(pickup broken, damaged, or stopped up) pump is chain driven from crankshaft(found no problems there)oil filter housing has 3 valves in it(anti drainback, filter by pass, & a valve to drain housing when filter i...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E9T
Thanks to all who helped. I think I through everyone a curve ball when I condemmed the EGR valve at first. As I said, I had replaced the valve with three new ones and all three valves leaked the same..pretty bad..but in the end it seems that MB compensated for...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L engine
Hello and thank you for your insight. the customer has yet to decide what he will do. based on the replies I received I provided an estimate for a used engine with 50k miles ... the local mercedes dealer quoted 20 to 25k for an engine! and I quoted 1000.00 lab...
1991 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MECM5349M
we are not completely convinced we have repaired this problem but we returned it [...] the customer and she is 100% satisfied.go figure. anyways , we are continuing [...] say what the most part of the fix was, I wou... Trouble codes: P0211.
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ignition VIN: 1MELM6246R
Thank you everyone for your replies. I finally went after the pick up coil in the distributor due to the fact that, the problem only occured with a hot engine, after being driven for a long time. Well, so far so good, it has not, not started after several good...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y1V
Sorry guys if it took me awhile to reply,but my computer crashed while installing virus protection,i don'y know why.I would like to say thank you to all of the fellow members who replied and to all of those who said to check and re-check timing belt marks ,you... Trouble codes: P1390, P1494.
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