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1991 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JH4DA9346M
What happens with this car is while driving at a steady speed such as 45-55 mph, you can ease into the throttle such as when wanting to speed up a few mph, and the engine will misfire/hesitate for several seconds and will eventually shoot/accelerate the car fo...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L 1st gear VIN: WAUJT64B02
The customer complains of a "shudder" or "jerk" when accelerating from a stop. He states that it only happens in first gear, and is not there during the rest of the gear shifts. If the trans is put into 1st gear only with the autostick, it does not happen. Onl...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L fuel smell VIN: WBAGF8323U
customer's original complaint was excessive raw fuel smell after startup - we searched underhood and under car and saw no obvious leaks - yes we checked at the filter hoses - then we found a small leak coming through the electrical plug of the right fuel level...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL on VIN: WBABM5348Y
This E46 has a MIL on that will not reset. DME has no faults. Cannot retrive any codes from EGS. Get error message. I can go into EGS control unit w/ GT1 and Autologic and read live data, activations, etc., just about everything I need from EGS except retrive ...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABD53484
Hi: this bmw has a minor vibration, more noticable at 42 MPH and at 82 MPH. It is my car and although under warranty I would like to help steer the dealer in the right direction. The vibration has a surge feel to it. It vibrates for 3-4 seconds goes away for 3...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L limp mode VIN: WBAEV53454
I have no history for this car, bought it at auction with trany light on (instrument cluster light). Vehicle has harsh upshifts, seems to be in limp in mode. Code scan give codes 145 can torque response, 146 can torque reduction, Not sure where to go with thes...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
car will intermitently have dead miss.another shop put plugs and wires on but no and crank signals check good at icm.magnet for cam sensor looks ok(sometimes they fall off)balancer seems ok didnt slip or any thing.sometimes when started the car will ha... Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L vibration VIN: 1G4CW52K0V
replace original motor with a used unit from a 95 olds 88. got a vibration after the change only under power. the car idles fine and runs great execept for the vibration. I originally thought the vibration was an intermittent miss but found nothing to prove my...
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52M4V
we have been fighting this code for about a month - we installed a carquest oxygen sensor was fine for about three days came back, installed a delco sensor and good for about a week , back with same code.installed a dealer sensor , back after three days. repla... Trouble codes: P0135 (bank 1 sensor 1 heater circuit)
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 seems to be electrical since it comes & goes at random.i have checked some gr... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Heat and Air VIN: 2G4WB52X16
Customer stated that the driver side blows hot only. Started veh, turned on blower both sides blew cold. changed to heat and driver side only blew hot. Pass side stayed cold. manually changed dual climate control for passenger side and it blew hot. switched du...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Stall VIN: 1G6DM57N73
This car has only stalled one time for me when I had the scanner on . It triggered a PO638 Throttle Actuator Control Command Performance. There was two other codes stored in memory. Cannot get car to stall any more to do any testing. I was hoping someone else ... Trouble codes: P0638 (TCA Command Performance), P2119 (Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body), P2101 (Throttle Actuator Controll Motor Circuit)
1992 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Stuck in 2nd gear VIN: 1GCHC33N8N
I have a 1992 Chev C3500 Dually 7.4 lt. Just replaced the trans (4L80E)with a GM serta. After driving about 8-10 miles the trans acts like it is going into neutral. When actually it goes in to 2nd. It will not upshift nor downshift it is stuck there where it w...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18WXS
had new goodwrench motor about 40,000 miles ago. customer brought in with ses lite on, and bad misfire. we checked cap ,rotor and wires,(which customer had reused with new engine) and replaced them and the plugs , #2 plug was severly fuel fouled. the data stre... Trouble codes: P0300, P133, P134, P133
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12T4T
Hi, I sure could use your help. I have a 96 Cavalier with a P0134 Code (No activity on B1S1 O2 Sensor).O2 sensor is always reading .4 volts & never going into closed loop. I checked the O2 sensor under the hood with a voltmeter-reading .9 volts. I created a la... Trouble codes: P0134 (No Activity detected on B1 S1)
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L no heat VIN: 1G1BL52P5T
will have heat after repair at first fill , drive car at highway speeds will go cold let sit for 5 min. wiil get hot bleed the sys a number of times read all posts if this a reverse flow sys then the top hose should be cold and the bottom hose hot after a crus...
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...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Battery light VIN: 2G1WF55E6Y
Vehicle was brought in for "alternator". Battery light and brake light would come on and would have a "BUZZING" noise coming from near the center of the Inst. panel. Connected Vantage and noticed Alternator dropping out on occasion to battery voltage. consider...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L turn signal switch VIN: 1G1ND52J01
customer complaint was turn signal switch was inoperative at times, and would hear clicking sound when switch wasn't being used. replaced turn signal switch and they work all the time now, but at times it still makes a clicking sound, when neither turn signal ...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Driver info Center VIN: 1G1YY22G22
Have this vette with no display on the (DIC) driver information center. I can use the tech 2 and see all the data you are supose to see but nothing comes up in the display. Even when you turn on the ignition they have a greeting that comes up thats not working...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L dash lights and lights on radio VIN: 2G1WF52E03
Hello. We have a 2003 Chevrolet Impala with NO dash/instrument lights when the headlamps are on. Codes present in BCM are: B1440 powermode master input circuits mismatched B3128 driver door unlock output short to B+ NOTE: There are NO radio lights either. N...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L mil VIN: 1G1ZS52F95
code p0125? insuffient collant temp thermostat works ok fan comes on at 230 deg. fan stays on doesn't shut off. Computer possible? please help
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EU453XS
This vehicle does all short trips and in 3 weeks to a month the O 2 sensor is defective.Wondering if anyone out there has run across this type of probelm.Thanks [...] AUTO Trouble codes: 51 (O 2 sensor lean)
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP55R7T
I have had this vehicle in the shop 4 times. Van gets towed in, customer states she is driving along the thruway and the vehicle cuts out. She pulls over to the side of road and tries to restart. Engine cranks but no start. By the time the vehicle arrives here...
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7MC33C9S
This is my wife's truck, I'm hoping for some input before I buy a new transmission. When cold it will not upshift into 3rd for a long time, but once it has it will work fine until its cold again. Sometimes manually upshifting will speed it up, but it still tak...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L runs ok code 11 VIN: Y3V5197312
i have a pickup with a code 11 or p1389. my mitchell is not clear to me. i will post some results when i see the truck again. where is the best place to start. i have replaced the crank sensor and tune up parts. plugs, wires, cap and rotor. no drivability prob...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 2B4GP4435W
I just pulled the tranny out for O/H. I know about the speed sensor failures and have bought them along with the O/H kit, reman solenoid pack, and TC. I've rebuilt many GM, Dodge, & Ford RWD and a few GM FWD trannys in the past, but this is a first for me. Thi...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L heater VIN: 1B4H528Z8X
no heater output 100deg max maybe 70 deg from defrost vents after heater core replacement oem heater core, did not test prior to repair as heater core leaking badly.
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B4HS28ZXY
This durango has concerns with noise while turning. there are two distinct noises the one that is the main concern is a clunk or snap noise when turning left only and mostly when turning sharply at slow speeds. The second noise is what we replaced the carrier ...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3D7MA48C73
Engine will surge once right after starting. It will also surge intermittently when sitting at idle. Monitoring data the high pressure fluctuates and you can hear the tone change with the pressure. There are no codes stored. The FCA is commanded at 31-34% with...
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8FV48V45
do not have suffient information for any diagnostic procedures on this vehicle would hate to just throw parts at it plenum covers everything anyway testing help for verification would be appreciated thanks in advance for any help guys Trouble codes: P0406
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTFK24K8L
This old van belongs to my volunteer fire dept. Some time ago it had oil in the radiator,so I replaced the oil cooler o-rings on the advice of a local Ford truck dealer.Cleaned the cooling system several times with dishwasher soap and the radiator stayed clean...
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 Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y1N
Vehicle has been sitting now for five months in back lot of dealership and is my own car. Management wants car gone somehow. In past four years have replaced blown engine, clutch, brakes, fuel pump (Walbro), timing belt, water pump(not leaking at this time), r...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
Hello all. Failed CA emissions - very high HC. Came in 1 month ago with multiple codes leading to the replacement of CMP, plugs, wires, coil, both H2OS, MAF and all intake gaskets. Was a real "Exploder" mess. Also installed a used transmission, as reverse (and...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Cuts out
The engine cut out on full thottle,white grayes smoke ICP-1700-1800 psi IPR-24% at full thottle,idle ICP-692 IPR-10% We have check oring blow by on injector test ok,check oil pressure pump puts out 3000psi.Check fuel restrition bypass the whole system.Still d...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
this truck will run and when you try to let it idle it will die and is very hard to almost seams like it runs out of has been at another shop and got the parts thrown on i listed.i have checked when the car dies and it is down spark ,fuel pre...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW33F3X
vehicle came in w/ lack of power & smoking severely. check codes-none present. performed koeo, koer tests-okay. performed injector buzz test-all injectors passed. performed cylinder balance test-all cylinders on right side not contributing. check further & fou...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio quits, display goes out, wipers quit/won't VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Replaced battery & negative cable end. Customer thought bad battery would "fix all problems." Was having electrical problems before battery was replaced. Returned day after battery was replaced with wipers going & would not turn off, A/C blower came on overnig...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pats VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Hi all. I have this van with the PATS anti theft system. It came to me as a tow-in, no start. The theft lite flashes approx every two seconds with the key off. When you cycle to the run position it flashes very rapidly. Snap on scanner has retreived two codes,...
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 Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 3FAFP31322
This car hit a deer and deployed only the driver's air bag. The passenger air bag did not deploy. We replaced the driver's side air bag module, clock spring, crash sensor on radiator support, seat belt buckle and seat belt retractor and restaint control module...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Cuts out, Severe Jerk on Accel VIN: 1Y1SK5287S
Vehicle came in on wrecker, no start, college student, minimal funds. found secondary ignition intermittent spark, replaced wires, excessive resistance; distributor cap & rotor, excessive corrosion; ignition coil, because it lit me up while I was testing for c... Trouble codes: 31 (map)
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 ...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L cooling system VIN: 2HGEJ6525W
ok here is one im baffled on. The car came in for over heating, coolant was low and waterpump was leaking. We replaced waterpump and ran vehicle no more overheat. 1 month later car is back with overheat again. we checked cooling fans and they were both working...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L No Start VIN: 5GTDN13656
Dear members: I got a 2006 Hummer H3 with no start problem. Occasionally we could not crank the engine and suffered the following situations: -could not shift out of P when depressed brake pedal -ABS MIL comes on -instrument cluster out of function Has an...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S11
Hello all, This car was towed in as a no start. The owner said it just stopped while driving just like you turned the key of (instantly). After some testing, there is no spark at the plugs or coils. There is battery voltage and good ground at the #1 & #2 term... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor)
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D81
dealership replaced the transmission temp sender, car still has code p0711 trans fl temp sensor, customer wanted spark plugs put in, replaced with ngk plugs, then installed a new dealer fuel pump according to customers instructions. car intermittently has a su... Trouble codes: P0711 (trans. fluid temp sensor a ckt rng/perf)
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L P/S system VIN: JNKBY31A9W
Vehicle in for power steering leak - reservior area. Can fill the reservior and bleed system to correct level while engine is running. The second the engine is shut off, the power steering fluid level rises in reservior, (bubbly / cavitated) and belches out th...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L delayed starting VIN: SAJHX174TC
help jag techs. this xj6 has a normal crank but delayed start. we have a quick injector signal followed by none than when the signal returnes the car starts, same for the signal to the coils. we have tested the synchronization of the cam and crank sensors-subs...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 3/4 shift VIN: 1J4GZ58S5W
I have a code p0783,I have a trans temp of -40 a have replaced the govener/trans temp sender and still have a-40 trans fluid temp.I have read the problems with the big leaks for o/d and delayed enguagment but according to Tom from Oregon the trans has to be 68...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4W58N4YC
no heat from either side pulled code 54 from atc head what does it mean i do believe the blend doors are broke i read in archives about a complete box with new motors and updated wire harness does anyone have a tsb or a part# thanks
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L suspension VIN: 1J4GW58N2Y
hello folks, we have a grand cherokee. that has a squeek driving, sounds like its in the right fnt area that comes and goes. sounds like a squeek a little silicone spray can take care of, but its prob not the case i would think if it were a wheel hub bearing...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Valve train noise VIN: SALPV1449T
This rover has intermitent valve train noise coming from passenger side valve cover like under lashed rocker arms. The noise comes and goes and is louder at times then others and it will do it hot or cold. we have had rocker cover off while running and everyth...
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT8JZ31CON
got this lexus that is stalling and not starting on first start up intmittently. found that no power is being suplied to the fuel pump. acording to the wiring diagram there is a fuel pump ecu and the main ecu. would like to know what kind of signal i am supost...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BF28G8W
Hello, and thanks in advance! I have this '98 ES300 that has a wobble while driving. It is not all the time, but gets worse as the speed increases. The car did this with the old set of tires, and still does it with the new set. When I first saw the car was aft...
2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L windows, Instrument cluster, door locks VIN: JT8BH68XXY
Hi, I have a customer's car here that has been acting up ever since it was jump started. Car sat for approx. 5-6 weeks and then had dead battery from sitting. Customer jump started car and all was ok. He then started have various different electrical problems....
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L radiator VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
This boat has a pile of miles on it but it runs smooth, doesn't smoke, smell or rattle. It drives good for miles indicated. The problem is that it overheats. When it is driven after the first start of the day or after the engine is turned off for a few minutes...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power lift trunk VIN: 1LNHN83WX3
This towncar has the full power trunk raise and lower as well as the lid pull down feature, the remote trunk release will not respond with the inside release, I can hear the DDM clicking in the door each time I push the button, it will not release or raise wit...
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L clutch VIN: JM2UF3137H
customer replaced slave cylinder on this truck and could not get it into gear. he brought it to us and we replace master cylinder. bled all of the air out and it worked. customer picvked up vehicle and it worked for a half hour. we brought it back in and reble...

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1992 Audi S4 2.2L headlamp wiring VIN: WAUHP54A8N
Gentleman, I want to say this job was beyond the scope of normal in that I got involved only after two other people had attempted to install this HID Euro OEM system. I was sent a schematic from a German technician, Not a member of Iatn unfortunately but he ...
1991 BMW 320i 2000CC Radiator + Fan VIN: OFA9595800
After much checking it all pointed to the one thing and that was the waterpump pulley. Even after taking it out on numerous occasions and visually inspecting it I could not see any fault with it but decided to replace it with a new one. Even though I have neve...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Trans Program VIN: WBAGD8327R
I was really hoping to close this one with a fix, but thanks to the local dealer, that isn't possible at this time. Got several good ideas from responses, especially Micheal from California. Found a BMW factory bulletin that adresses this issue and reinforces ...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Gas cap VIN: 1G4HP54K11
Thanks for all the e-mail. The funny thing with this car is there were no codes in the computer. That is why I was confused. I did perform a smoke test that proved inconclusive. Even though the cap tested good, we installed a new one from GM. To reset the ligh...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L digtial Display VIN: 1G6CD53B3M
Thanks to everyone who replied, Glen,Kerry,Lamont,Juan hit the nail on the head. The ECC was shorted and killed the BCM. Customer wanted used so a trip to the salvage yard fixed him up, everything is up and running. You were a great help guys. The ECC was kill...
1985 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 5.7L hydraulic VIN: 1GCEK14H7F
This one got alot of attention. 67 replies in all. What would we do without IATN? Unfortunately, this vehicle is still not fixed. I'm convinced the problem is in the front leaf spring/shackle area, however the customer will not let me go any further. He says h...
1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDT19Z8K
hello to all, thanks for the inputs, Egr ports plugged, cleaned out fix the code 32, rebuilt throttle body with new injectors still runs a little rich but much better, also found out speedo replaced with out setting true mi. truck really has about 200,000 mi o... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L vent VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
trasnfer case was overfull, the transmission and transfecase vent tube are tied together. so the fluid leaked out of the tranny, and filled the trasnfercase overfull, then pushed out the vent and onto the exhasust. costomer didnt have $ so we just drained tran...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, backfire VIN: 2GCEK19R8T
I 1st of all figured since most of my replies included replacing the fuel pump, that was probably the problem. 2nd the key test that cinched it for me was to deadhead the pressure by clamping off the return line and check for a double in pressure which I didn'...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M6W
Thanks for the help. The CAT was faulty, but the leaking injectors apparently ruined it. I took advice and compared the front and rear 02's, where at idle the front toggled ok and the rear hovered around 650 mV, and at steady 3000 rpm the front still toggled g... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effeciency low bank 1 sensor 2).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCGK29U5X
The customer has decided to trade in the truck for a new one with the diesel next month after reading the 5 replies I allowed him to see. It's not what I would have done, but considering the mileage he puts on his trucks, it may be the best choice for him. All...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio VIN: 2G1WF55K72
Thank you for all your replys. It was a bad Radio. Sent the radio out and had it repaired. Radio repair company said that the radio would read the serial data but stop processing before it verified vin. Radio back in working fine. Did not have to reset with fa...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L engagement VIN: 4C3AG52H61
We removed the trans , disassembled it and found loose pump bolts. Inspected every thing assembled and installed. Works fine. Again thankyou for the help.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GT44L01
First off I would like to thank those of you who took the time to offer your help. The answer was exactly what Lenny [...]'Angelo recommended. The flex plate center was cracked causing the flew plate to move and basically run like it was a jumped timing chain. The... Trouble codes: P1361 (intermittent loss of cam or crank signal).
2002 Dodge Neon 2.0L p0551 VIN: 1B3E546C02
Thanks everyone for the replies on this one. As many said, chrysler, throughout the line, have problems with these switches leaking fluid into the connector and wiring. This one had fluid in the connector. I installed a new switch and cleaned the connector and...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56G73
thanks everyone for the help . we replaced the cam sensor and problem still existed. ended up finding that the wiring by the cam sensor where it enters the main harness had a short in the wires. if you moved it just right the sensor signal would short out caus... Trouble codes: P0344.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Battery VIN: 2D4GP24RX5
Hi to all. The problem was another case of an aftermarket radio being installed and incorrectly wired by an ameteur. The customer is going to take the car to a proffesional installer to have the radio wired correctly. The continuity through plug C3, pin 16 at ...
1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Stall, Misfire
well i think someone suggested the solution, which turned out to be a chunk of carbon stuck in the egr. what threw me was that the engine didnt respond to external fuel so i assumed the mixture was right. I pulled a vacum on the egr and then pop! out came the ...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTP3WXZTK
this car will come tomorrow i will look at all info sent to me on sat and post what i do find thank for all 23 replies
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L starter VIN: 2FMZA51U2W
Thanks to all who replied. This used vehicle for customer, never had key fobs. We learned the hard way, the vehicle had a security system that had been disabled before the current owner. Found keyless entry module under dash shorted. Removed this module and sp...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L instrument panel lights VIN: 1FMZU32P4W
I pulled the instrument cluster and checked the ground connection at pin #7. Couldn't see a problem but I tested with a jumper wire from the battery to the wire at the cluster. All symptoms cleared up immediately. Repaired by running a dedicated ground wire an...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21FOX
Thanks for all the help from everyone.Ihave not fixed the truck yet but I have a new valve body & acc ready to install when the customer returns the truck thanks again for all the help.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FMZA5141X
thanks everyone - got a lot of great information. customer had the ecm updated at a local ford dealer. problem still presisted and is now having the transmission replaced rather than overhauled by the origional transmission repair shop under warranty so we wil...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L feul pressure high VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Thank you to all who replied,this is my first Ford product with a single line fuel system and I just had no idea the fuel pressure was supposed to be that high all the time.The majority of you all said that was normal fuel pressure so I felt confident in fixin... Trouble codes: 174 (testing and results).
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L air VIN: 3FDWF65Y03
thank's for the responses. Scott from ohio was the first one to reply and he was right. there was an air leak right between the governor valve & air pump 2 10mm. bolts, i got those baby's tight & all is working well.
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1FTNS242X3
Well the majority of replies told me to try switching the brake pads from side to side and also try OE pads.I tried both suggestions with no improvement.Another reply said to check the ball joints for binding.We did check them even though we replaced them abou...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U14
Vehicle had peen poorly maintained. I had suspected cat. trouble early on but I under estimated the damage it would do. Exhaust pressure had fed back to the egr port and burned pin holes in the upper plastic intake on the back side. I looked for leaks early bu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken plug VIN: 12PO567894
Managed to get plug out after about 10 hrs. sweating and praying. Thanks for the help. The idea at is a good one. Problably will go that route next time. Jimmy
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC14W82
thank you all for your help. the fix was that someone had pulled the harmonic balancer off and did not get it back on all the way. this the relucter ring was moving back and forth about a 1/8 of a inch or so, causing the crank sensor to see misfire counters. j... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Ping VIN: 5FNRL18002
Most replies pointed to EGR problems which I had stated all ready had been done to the vehicle. Finally tried disabling cylinders one by one by disconnecting Coil packs. When the number 2 cylinder is disconnect sound goes away. Ive never heard piston problems ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank one), P1399 (Random misfire).
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Transfercase VIN: 1J4FJ35S3S
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22273
Well since the box was open and it looked used so the dealer sent another. It was clocked in a position where it slid right in place. The advice was good. Both valves worked very easily with no binding so I feel tis will fix the problem. The dealer mentioned a...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L no power assist VIN: JT8BH28F3V
michael [...]. if you are in lake norman area...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L lateshift 1-2 VIN: JT8BF28G3X
we removed transmission pan, replace filter and fluid. recheck improved for shifting from first to second, but now 3rd to overide will not shift when it cold, but will shift when transmission warm up.
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L Alignment VIN: JTHFN48YX2
Thanks for all the replys. Many folks informed me of consistant tire issues on these cars. Some suggested a little different alignment setting. After reading these replys to my customer, she decided she wanted me to set the front end with more positive camber ...
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L steering VIN: JTJHT00W44
Since this vehicle was under warranty, we directed the customer to the dealer, but he hasn't found time to get it out there. So, we don't know a fix. We had disconnected the battery, which set the variable gear ratio steering light to flashing--it quit flashin...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YV6F22C3Y
Sorry for the delay. had to wait until we could get the vehicle back into the shop. We retested for a vaccuum leak at the intake and sure enough it showed up this time. Replaced the intake gasket today. Runs great. Thanks for all your help. Jerry
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L air bag VIN: 1YUHP80D83
hello techs excellent help as always found black locking tab on connecter also acts to releive shorting bar in bag.took a close look at tab (with my 1.25 cheaters)and noticed the black fingers broken at tips on new harness.swaped with drivers side bag and syst...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L Cyls 1&3 VIN: WDB2100612
Thanks to all that replied. The car is fixed the problem was related to the ECM ECU the pulse to 1&3 cyls was not going to the coils. After repair to ECM the oil warning fault has gone as well. Before we connected the ECM with the autodata wiring diagram we do...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L 1-2 shift, limp-in mode VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
removed and diassembled solonoid pack. ohmed out solonoids all ok but found that 2 of the 4 solonoid arms had hammered out the black plastic coating and arm was able to make contact with brass electrical cicuits (the pressure switch circuits). put rebuilt unit...
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