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2002 Audi A4 3.0L windows/alarm VIN: WAULT68EX2
calling you audi techs i have this a4 3.0 here alarm goes off for no reason. power windows in-op. multiply code in all systems for the j393 mod "con mod" i have no communication with it so i cannot pull mod code out for the replacement dealer has in-stock part...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm VIN: WAULT68EX2
hay audi tecks same audi as last post car came in with no window operations or dome light and alarm going off for no reason door open or closed locked or unlocked doesn't matter replaced conv mod well all windows now work and dome light but alarm still going o...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBG932XT
this car came to me from another shop.. history on car as follows. the catalytic convertor was replaced 2 months ago with a factory catalytic convertor, and both oxygen sensors ( pre cat.)the check engine light is on with codes 227 and 228 fuel trim at limit..... Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim control at limit), 228 (fuel trim control at limitat limit)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L blower VIN: WBADD6327V
I have a bimmer with a blower problem, I have looked at the archives for any help and they are all talking about the final stage going bad, we have replaced the final stage and still no operation. The alldata and the its information is no help on the pin locat...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6327W
Customer called with a dead battery issue. Took the jump box and a coworker to get the car. Put the box on it and tried to start it. It spun over / hit and shut down. Coworker works the throttle with a light touch. Car idles so we head back about 2 miles to th... Trouble codes: P0101
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag light on VIN: 4USCH7332W
just trying to find out if light can be cleared with out the use of factory scann tool. i set a code when trying to locate sqeek in steering column.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L blower motor VIN: WBAFA51061
Hi guys looking for some wiring diagrams for this x5 on the blower motor stays on all the time and i dont{ have a wiring diagram please help thanks
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L instrument cluster VIN: WBAE65735D
Hi, all members: I got a 2002 BMW E65 745i with instrument cluster utterly inoperative(background lighting,pointers,displays..) after 2-3 hours parking. After started the engine and ran for 5 minutes the instrument cluster became functioning again. I have r...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Excessive High Idle VIN: 1G6KD54Y5W
Hello I hav e atough one here. I have searched the IATN Knowledge Base and did not find anything related. Car came to me on a trailer. Upon start up idle races and surges(guessing about 3500 to 5000 RPM. When you put it into drive it races at a higher, but, st... Trouble codes: P0101 (freeze frame), P1571 (freeze frame), P0121 (freeze frame), P0101 (freeze frame)
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
The car's steering system light is lit on the dash board, and no codes are stored. The steering seems alittle tight. BEFORE the light came on we: replaced the battery, it had a bad cell and the changed the alternator (a/c delco)it was not charging; car was to...
1960 Chevrolet Impala 283CID wipers, washer VIN: 01819K1492
This is the second wiper motor from Ecklers late great, the first motor worked 5 minutes and something let loose inside, sent it back (havnt seen credit yet), bought one more that was working great, had wipers and squirters working, then out of nowhere it quit...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDUD6D6N
Van towed in, starts and runs, very rich, no codes. Engine stalls, has spark no injector pulse, has power to injector no pulse. No RPM signal on scan tool.
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L drl control module VIN: 1Y1SK5283W
Thanks for checking this one out (again!). We certainly thought we had it tackled last time but it is back again with another module cooked!The pins in module (daytime running lamp and control module)that seem to be problem areas are pins 16, 17 and 19. It loo...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L brake lights VIN: 1GCGK24J7Y
we were told that the brake lights starting to stay on all the time after the trans was rebuilt. if you turn the dimmer switch on, the brake lights shut off. then if you hit the brake the lights blink and then the fuse blows. if i ground the gray wire at the d...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: R911190751
after tune up van came back with cylinder misfire. we checked the vent holes in dist. replaced spider injectors with updated spider.checked fuel pressure 55 psi. #3 cylinder is missing the most but 2,4,5,6,7 are also an idle all is well and under ha... Trouble codes: 0300 (cylinder misfire)
2003 Chevrolet w5500 .0L exhaust brake
Don't do much diesel work, but occasionally have a brain freeze.This is a 2003 w5500 chev truck but with a 4 cylinder isuzu diesel engine.It came in with a noise like aq huge vacuum leak coming from exhaust brake on exhaust pipe.Ordered and installed new unit ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Brake VIN: 1GCEC14V84
The guy who drives this truck has a point,you have to put your foot into it pretty hard to get a normal stop.Ive worked on and driven a bunch of these trucks and this one will not stop as quickly.He tells me its been like this since new and up until the point ...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L fuel pump
i am wondering if a remote starter will bypass the theft deterent system even if the ighition switch is faulty(i have had to relearn ignition switch twice)somehow it loses memory .or is there some other reason the switch will lose its mem.
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L ims VIN: 2G1WF52EX5
Hello all, I have this 05 impala no start, in following trouble code diag on alldata and useing tech2 I have found the IMS to be reading incorrectly in park, trouble tree had me disconect AT 20 pin connector at trans all were reading hi as they should next ste...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 2.7L differential/trac control VIN: 2C3HD46J6X
this is a new one on me, I have never before dealt with any such controls and have limited information about them. a customer came in today with this vehicle describing his problem as a "humping" while making a left hand turn, from a stop. I test drove the car...
2001 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GJ45391
This one has us stumped. After running for 15 minutes or more, then after shutting it off for 5 minutes or so, this van will spit, sputter, & not fully start on the first try, then crank, non-start for a few minutes. We've tested fuel pressure, ignition spar...
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L elec. sys. VIN: 1B3EJ56H6T
vehicle starts and runs fine for about 10 min. or 8 miles then dies out. Will not restart until cool, about 10 min. checked fire and there is none in the no start condition, i've replaced the dist. & crank sensor,seemed fine then problem started again, vehicle...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54R5T
hey all, first off, thanks in advance! i know i'm going to get some good information from you chrysler techs out there. here's the problem: Vehicle came in for no start, had spark, but no fuel pressure. checked all fuses and relays in both fuse blocks, and do... Trouble codes: P1388 (asd relay control circuit open or short)
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Differential VIN: 2B3HD46T9V
This car came in with what the customer thought was a drive axle failure. Upon inspection, noticed the sound was coming from the differential assembly. Pulled the drain plug, could not get fluid, checked the fill plug, everything looks dry. There is a little d...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y4W
Last week this truck came in and customer said the CEL came on with a lack of power.We road tested and CEL did not come (bulb test ok)Hooked up scanner-no current or history codes.Scanner won't read data,just shows n/a on all the Pids.Disconnected tps to set a...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L coolent VIN: 3B7KC23W4X
we put a jasper engine in this truck. new radiater and fan clutch. engine came with new 195 thermostat. will not heat up past 130 after 30 minuits of driving. ambiant temp is 30 degreese if you drive for an hour maybe 160 - 175 customer is dissatisfied please...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks Power VIN: WD2PD74484
Well, I've got another Sprinter Van here with a drivability issue. The vehicle lacks power, idles rough, and the check engine light is on with the codes listed below. With the DRB III I performed several tests, one of which measures the flow rate (quantity) of... Trouble codes: 2018 (fuel rail pressure malfunction rail pressure too high), 2115 (misfire cylinder 3), 2016 (fuel rail pressure malfunction fuel flow below minimum quantity)
1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L Timing Belt Marks VIN: 124CS10129
I'm looking for the timing belt lineup marks and distributor setup with firing order. My fax # is [...]. I be back in the shop at 0630am-600pm (pst)if someone wanted to fax me. I have to be here to accept faxes. Thank you for reading my request:)
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Slave cylinder gets air in it after driving about a week. No leaks of fluid. If vehicle sits for a week it will work fine, it seams that it's only when used. I am thinking the slave is letting air in. Again no fluid loss. Thanks for any input, Bill.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L convert noise? VIN: 1FM2U32E0W
Customer wants tune and made no mention of noise. It sounds like a catalytic converter rattle, but from engine/trans area. I've heard of these torque converters making noise and causing damage if ignored. Does this describe the noise and does my vehicle fall i...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L4W
customer came in with missing running rough. scanned found code 354. we replace coil and plug on #4 cyl.still no change, did compression test found 1,2,3,4 cylinders about 75-110lbs, replaced motor, replace all injectors,coils with new, and plugs. engine light... Trouble codes: P0354
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128W
Thanks in advance for help. Vehicle came in failed emissions.Misfire codes and P1537 IMRC stuck open.Have seen codes and broken clips on Windstar 3.8 IMRC (Intake manifold runner control).Tuneup (plugs, wires, filters.) took care of misfire. Valves open and cl... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Valve stuck open)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear flange ? VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Got a expedition here that makes a clunk noise (like a loose u-joint) on acceleration, but after a second or two into the take off. With the front prop shaft removed, the noise goes away. I did not find any appreciate front or rear shaft wear in the joints, no...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP5228X
fuel gauge reads full all the time- has had many new parts installed- see repair history
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spark knock VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
THIS TRUCK CAME INTO MY SHOP WITH SPARK KNOCK AND A SES LIGHT ON. FOUND THAT BANK 2 WAS SHOWING LEAN. FOUND NO PROBLEMS WITH THE ENGINE, NO VACUUM LEAKS FOUND. And the fuel pressure is within specs. . We have also cleaned the EGR system and check the EGR val... Trouble codes: P0174
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L84
Van vrought in with comcern of stalling at highway speeds. Have test drove and have not duplicated. Check engine light was on and codes above were found. Cleared all codes and so far only P0113 have returned. PCV hose appears good as no cracks were found. Any ... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0113-), P0113 (p1100-), P1100 (p1112-), P1112 (testing and results)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine noise VIN: 2FTZF1721Y
Truck has a metal scrapping noise intermediantly at idle and while driving on the road. Seems to be worse when cold, but very random. Every minute or couple of minutes at idle it gives off a rotational metal schreech. Does not seem to make noise under fast idl...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L pats VIN: 1FMZU83POY
hello ford guys, this explorer came in to have a duplicate key made. using the ids, we were unable to program second key. an error message says dtc present, it does not say what the dtc that is inhibiting the second key to be programmed is. performed a netw...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oil leak VIN: IFMPU18L83
Engine oil leak under rear of engine and the rear main looks dry. The oil is coming down the right side rear of the engine and there was oil in the valley under the lower intake manifold, under the alternator. The service manager wants to pull the trans to in...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTRX18W24
Need help...please. This vehicle falls FLAT (!!) on 3/4 to full acceleration. It hardly crawls up a hill. Two months ago we serviced this vehicle for a dead miss. At that time we had misfire codes along with lean running codes (P0171 & P0174). Replaced 2 inje... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L engine VIN: 1GKDT13S32
first time user we have a 02 gmc envoy with some top end noise hot or cold. i am not sure if it is the lash adjusters, over head cam, or rockers. any one have any idear or seen this problem.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Alternator VIN: 1GTHK23173
Vehicle came in with battery light on, "no battery charging" message on dash. Tested for output, found no alternator output. Scanned OBD, found code p0621 "gen L terminal fault. Figured the alernator was bad, so got another one and installed it, still no charg...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 2-3 upsift when cold
I started out with I have 2 Honda Civics, one a 98 and the other i believe is a 2000. Both vehicles have the exact same problem and both came in around the same time. When cold (sit overnight) a harsh 2-3 upshift is felt. it gets progressively better...
2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L srs system VIN: 5FNRL38225
Customer brought this van to us with the air bag light on. I scanned the srs system using our Launch X-431 Scan tool. Found trouble code b2-10 and the message says refer to technical service manual. Alldata does not even recognize this as being an actual code,...
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X01
Hello Nissan / Infiniti Techs, I have this 2000 QX4 that just rolled in with code P1135 stored, no other codes, no other complaints, just the MIL light being on. Neither Alldata nor Mitchell give any info on this code, either in Infiniti or Nissan. There is n... Trouble codes: P1135
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FY19S5V
First Post.Engine losses power after cruising at Hwy speeds ( above 2200 RPM ) for about 20 mins.After it starts it will continue to happen about every 2-3 mins. unless you lower RPM to below 2000 RPM.Scan Data normal,even while failure present,and NO codes se...
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...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
hello every one today i need help on a 2000 grand that acted up once for me, the customer says will stall and start back up right away but only happens once a week and mostly in the am . she wants it fixed . i checked iatn for any leads and found nothing. i ha...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L rad fan VIN: 1J4GL48K12
hi techs,the customer bought this liberty and found out that the rad fan doesn't work,the problem is we can not find the relais,the dealer tell's me it should be in the relais box under hood,but there is a empty spot not even prewired ,and it doesn't say on th...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Stall VIN: 1ST3FR409R
hi all getting balder by the day thanks to lincoln! have one thats is very intermitten it will stall when coming to a stop! it does happen within ten miles of driving it, but that is the only constaint thing that occurs no codes what so ever. and it has been r...
1988 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF612XJ
Hi, guys. I really need some help. This truck drives me crazy for a few months. First it appeared for no start problem, found no fuel pressure,there was a power to fuel pump, replaced aftermarket fuel pump, started right up. In a few weeks was towed in for the...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Harsh shift. codes 732,734
I have a Mazda that suddenly started too shift harsh and late. O.D light flashing with codes 732,734-- incorrect gear ratio. I replaced the solonoid pack with no help. So I am guessing it is time to replace the trans, but before I do is there any type of fix I...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L outer cv joint VIN: JM1TA22281
To all the tech's in the Illinois area that may be able to help. We have this '01 Millenia in our shop that we cannot locate a reman drive axle for the driver's side. It took two different axles to get the correct one for the pass. side. But after four differe...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs/bas/esp VIN: WDBJF703J3
ABS/ESP Lights were on when this customer come in the first time. Using IScan we found Codes C1000, C1141. We cleared the codes and lights went off. After three days lights came back, Codes C1000, C1141. We checked powers and grounds to the control unit everyt...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
I assembled top end. The only problem I had was the inlet side of the fuel rail snapped off. I had it welded, pressure/flow tested it at the shop and bench tested the injectors. I finished it off, burped the system and cam in the next morning to burp it one fi...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FLMPO52ZX
we have this mercury villager in the shop runs rough misfire cyl 1 knock sensor code found fuel pressure regulator leaking replaced still has rough idle hooked scanner to vehicle maf seems to be working short term fuel trims are at -24 percent and long term - ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L squeeling noise VIN: 4M2DU86E62
Vehicle came in with a squeeling noise. Sounded like a belt squeel. Problem is that it does it with the belt removed also. Can not find the source of the problem. It sounds like it is in the engine area. Anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance, all help is ...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L ignition/ecm VIN: 1ZWHT61L82
This one belongs to every technicians worst customer(His wife)The car died while she was warming it up in the morning.After finding no spark I tried a ckp sensor,cmp sensor and coil as a long shot.After that did not help I went to pinpointing,there are no code...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2XN11T2Y
Customer brings car in complaining of it cutting out going down the road intermittently. We test drive car and felt a little bit of something. We scan the computer for codes and none were found. We scoped the engine ignition system and found no problems. I go ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
First of all let me say I have no foreign tools I don't even have the chips for my scanner. This is a friends car though and she's low on money so I told her I would try. The car will start and run a couple seconds and die. I can keep it running with carb clea...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No symptoms. VIN: JH4KA9653Y
Hi all who responded and thanks you very much. Sounds like it's very common to see this black residue running from crank/cam sensor. Many tec have seen it and felt comfortable running with the sensor as they have not seen a high failure rate. Other felt that y...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D2X
Thank you all for your help, it was just an issue of resetting the ECM. When the battery went dead, the computer lost all of its information. When I went in and reprogrammed the ECM, the car ran like a clock. Trouble codes: 1545 (TPS circuit already had throttle body replaced with updated part).
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Fuel/engine management VIN: WBABF3325R
Thanks to everyone who replied including: Erik from Texas Michael from California Dan from Michigan Nicolas from Hawaii Mark from British Columbia Preston from Connecticut Bernie from Illinois Dang from Virginia Eric from California David f...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L fuel smell VIN: WBAGF8323U
I followed the advice of Henry from N. Carolina and Paul from California and replaced the 2 fuel hoses (feed and return) that feed the fuel rail at the engine - They did not show any signs of leaking but are covered with a braided mesh covering that can hide a...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8344Y
well, so far so good- we cleaned the thermostat connection and replaced the mass air flow meter and we have driven over 100 miles with no issues- thanks to all for the help!
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L abs VIN: 3G5DAO3E73
We found a suspect section of harness about 6 inches from the L/front w/speed connector-the insulation was fine but when we pulled on the wire from both sides you could feel it stretch.At this point we cut in and found that 80% of the strands were broken.To pr...
1986 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L Front brakes VIN: 2GCDC14H0G
Hi, thanks for all the help. The customer hasn't returned with the vehicle. He doesn't drive it much in the winter. The consensus seems to be that it's either the control arm bushings loose, causing the wheel to lurch when the brakes are applied, or else the c...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L horn VIN: 1G1YY3389L
Thank you, all replies contained useful information. However, Tim's reply was most useful in this case. Test at the turn signal switch at the base of the steering column. Ground the wire that leads to the horn button. If the horns work, then the problem is in ...
1992 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GDHG31K9N
Thanks to all for your ideas and help. I was unable to duplicate issue so I could not verify any repair. customer took it to dealer to see if they can help.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18WXS
thanks to the 9 replies we hadon this vehicle. a couple of you hit it correctly. the fuel pressure regulator was leaking and it apparently feeds directly into the #2poppet line. we changed the regulator and the o2 sensor and it runs great again. thanks again f... Trouble codes: P0300, P133, P134, P133.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Fixed it. The problem was a wire shorted to ground. The brown/white wire between c106 and the encoder motor was pinched between the left inner fender and a mounting tab that is welded to the fire wall. This is located directly below the wiper motor about six i...
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Unknown VIN: 2C1MR222XX
turned out to be the cat. i did the lick and stick test and the o2 sensor does change. I guess the o2 stays at 1.25 volt at idle dont see that every day. thanks
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J63
The vehicle did not return and I was not able to duplicate the no start when it was here. If I hear of anything regarding the problem I will post an update. Info that was sent to me varied. Some said to disrequard the U1000 code. One said to try a new key. Joe... Trouble codes: U1000 (State of module health).
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L mil VIN: 1G1ZS52F95
reflash the computer and problem went away thats for all the help
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3D256H4T
ECM fixed vehicle, I sent it in to get tested and it was completely dead, computer guys couldnt get any information out of it and proceded to sell me a new computer, they updated it and I just plugged it in and everthing worked. I believe the casuse of failure...
2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L No Start VIN: KLAVA6926Y
thanks to everyone who replied.but i guess i will take credit on this one. the problem was the exaust camshaft was sheared between the no2 and no3 cyl. that is why i had compression on all cylinders half of the exaust manifold was turning and half was not on t...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP2438V
Still working on this van - I recevied several replies - they were split between carbon build up, and possibly a burnt exhaust valve. I ran a BG cleaning kit through the system and their super special 44K, and it seemed to help a little bit - but I dont feel t... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire 2 Trip Monitor).
2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L converter VIN: 1B4HS28ZX1
Thanks to everyone for the help, I replaced the Torque Converter, check valve and flushed the coolers, now it seems to be working great. Thanks again Eric
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Camshaft VIN: 1D4GP21353
Sorry for the long delay in closing this request, but I have been waiting to hear from the owners after we asked for the third time if it was under warranty, they realized it was. We have not heard the final determination from the dealer. We know we found two ...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L wheel bearings VIN: 2D7LB31Z83
most replies reccomended useing national seals and ensuring the bearings are clean and plenty of grease is packed in the hub. I hope i don't see any more problems but if I do I'll try thease ideas. thanks for all your help
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD64484
Well, its fixed! After rechecking the wiring again, I went ahead and replaced the glow plug module. Vehicle has been gone for over a week with no complaints. And to Mike from Illinois, the answer is YES, I did have fun changing the glow plugs. The number 2 glo...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
Wow. All this headache for the wrong t-stat. Would have expected a KOER 'Coolant not at expected temp', but NEVER had one. Parts house sold me the 195 and I thought this correct, but ten degrees too cold. Could swear I've installed 195 t-stats in the same ye...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
Well I am calling this explorer fixed. The first cust. complaint was a surge or idle flare up at stoplights. The pcm replacement solved this problem. The owner still thought the idle was slow to return to base idle. Returned vehicle to owner to drive over the ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flashing VIN: 1FMZU34EXX
Sorry to take so long on this one but have been unable to get customer back . Thank you for all the replies .As usual you guys are great.Hope you all have a safe and profitable week.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTPX18Z9Y
thanks to all that replied i think it needs compuvale thanks to darryl who replied the customer is going to take it and get it under warranty
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF36F31
I replaced the glow plug relay now the wait to start indicator stays on much longer and the engine starts and runs smoothly
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTRW07632
It looks like the aftermarket has a software problem. I have both a Modis and Mentor and both were off. I took this to the dealer and they checked the CHT sensor and it is working fine. Problem turns out we had bad coils on number 6 and 8 cylinders and then a ... Trouble codes: P1000 (not passed monitors), P0171 (lean), P0174 (Lean), P0306 (6 misfire), P0308 (8 Misfire).
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42X02
Thanks to everyone who replied.The guys with the EGR comments were on.I unplugged the EGR,the miss was gone.Replaced valve and car is fixed.Weak diaphram spring I guess.
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L srs light VIN: 1FAFP36P63
An overwhelming response from you guys. Thanks again. Almost everyone suggested a faulty srs module, which was the fix. This is the story. Apparently the srs light was on at time of accident (we suspect it had logged a code for passenger seat belt pre-tensione...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L rear end VIN: 1FALP2MUXZ
this is what everyone pretty much said i added two bottles of ford limited slip additive and problem was gone thanks for the help
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall VIN: IFDAF56Y15
This truck ended up at the dealer for recalibration after checking for vac leaks and going through all suggestions. We have checked with the customer and they say its fine since recal. and thanked us for trying to resolve it and steering them towards the recal...
1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GKDTI3W9S
Hi Guys Thanks for all the help on my 95 jimmy I checked everything & found the motor on the trasfer case was not turning far enough to engage the 4wd, put a used motor on & the frt shaft engaged then we had trouble with the frt diff not engaging it was a faul...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29F0S
thanks for all the replies, unfortutnately this customer is very impatient and doesn't understand that it will take time for us to find this intermittent problem. i am very sorry that i could not find a fix for this and if it ever comes back again i will reply...
1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Front Diff VIN: 1GKDT13W75
THANK every one for your helpfull replies. After checking and rechecking and driving endlessly, I did find a very small vacuumn leak in one of the hoses. It never acted up on me. But I think this was the problem. If it comes back I will let ya'all know. Thanks...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L flasher VIN: 1GKDT13WXW
Thanks for the support. Majority of the replies indicate the $250 turn signal switch. Customer has declined continuing with the repair, instead staying with the $1.50 rag and rubber band rap previously installed. Thanks again for help
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L rear wipers VIN: 456DM58W82
Hi guys, Thanks to all who responded. Everybody was pretty much on the same page. We tested the power and grounds, all tested normal, no voltage drops across ground, switch was giving proper voltages etc. The wiring harness as it comes through lift gate harn...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, MAINT' REQUIRED VIN: SHSRD78905
Customer was advised he should follow the 30K mile service suggestions. As for the oxygen sensor code, we will follow up with more diagnosis if the actual engine light comes on. Trouble codes: P0137.
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L No Start VIN: 5GTDN13656
Hi, all members: Many thanks for those replies. As most of you suggest I replaced the ignition switch and now I am sure the problem is solved.
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: LESCH58E3M
I appreciate the replies that I received on this vehicle. Though they were not the actual fix they did point me in the right direction. What I found was that the PCM being located below the center consul had received more than it's fair share of soda and coffe...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L 4x4 VIN: 452DM58W83
thankyou don,michael and robert for your replys. unfortunately i was not able to repair this vehicle.i did try another transmission range switch but to no avail.i referred the customer to the local dealer. thanks again
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