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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...
2003 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L tpms VIN: WAUML44D73
I have recently installed four new tires on this car. After a test drive the low pressure light will come on. The funny thing it doesn't say which tire is low. I looked in the owners manual and it says that if it doesn't say which tire is low that it means tha...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD6329S
hello bmw techs, I have a 95 525i with a transmission problem. i have a code 64 speed monitoring with a code (100) for gear monitoring. the vehicle is in limp mode and a message on the display says "trans program". i have been using all data and can't find an...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L egs VIN: WBABE6320S
Hello Group,This 318is came in last week with the trans in limp mode and the trans fault light on.I pulled codes and got a code 1-P/N shift lock and a 54-ground solenoid valve.I cleared the codes and is soon as i started the car the code 54 came right back.I w...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
This car came in for an oil change and general saftey, no problems found except the check engine light. My scanner shows the codes 140, 28, 29. I do not have any discription in the Mitchell for these (not avaialbe from manufacture) There is no drive complaint ... Trouble codes: 28 (Additive ftrim1 limet reached), 29 (Additive ftrim 2 limet reached), 140 (Electronic thermostat)
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAAV53431
Car towed in after having started blowing massive amount of whitish smoke out tailpipe. I checked cooling system for pressure & presence of strange odor (combustion products), there was none. I gently tried starter and engine turned over willingly, no hydrauli...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L remote locks VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
i'm pretty sure what the problem is but would like someone else's input. car came in because doors would not unlock or lock with key remote. customer said that they used to work but over time you had to stand closer and closer to the car before the doors wou...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L dash lights VIN: 2G4WS52J32
Hi All I have a Buick that the dash warring lights come on intermitant may stay off for a day some times they come on right away the ABS TRAC service light will be on at the same time but some times all waring lights will go on if you cycle the key the lights ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
I have a cadillac that keeps blowing up mufflers. I have an idea why but need some help on diagnose. It will not go into closed loop and runs rich. It has new cap, rotor, wires, plugs ( all were dry), egr (POS flow)and O2 sensor. The ECT is reading correctly...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Speedometer VIN: 1GCDK14KXL
Hello Truck came in with used cluster from different shop. Speedometer is not accurate. I have the chip to recalibrate the speedo. What I need to know is what 2 pins on the back of the cluster do I need touch to the the battery to start the reprograming. I ha...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06D4P
This old timer is killing me. It came in with the complaint of stalling. It has not stalled for me but it has a very rough idle, feels lean. I opened the hood and it looks like every one in town has messed with it. Some tune -up parts hade been done. I added d... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.4L engine VIN: 1G1WP11S8R
I am trying to quote a repair for an oil leak at the oil pump drive shaft seal. I am not real familiar with this engine. My AllData system has time posted for replacement of oil pump drive shaft and also has time posted for the distributor shaft seal. Oil pump...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L cooling system VIN: 1G1YZ22J7S
Hope there is someone who is familar with the LT5 engines used in the ZR1 Corvettes. This car uses a 190 degree thermostat, new one installed prior to tests that I ran. My problem is that the car runs hotter than I think it should. At highway speeds, 55 to 65...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L bell housing VIN: 1GCEC19T8X
Vehcile has rattling noise as if something was jumping around in exhaust, noise is coming from inside bellhousing,can heard at idle/park, worst in gear light load, due to small inspection hole can not see flywheel that good even with starter out. Would think t...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, Starts and Dies VIN: 1GCHK29U71
I have multiple issues with this truck however the most serious one is no communication between the solus or an OTC scanner with any of the modules. Items working - Windows and door locks, head lights and tail lights, dash lights, cranks OK starts and dies, ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GNNFK16TX
customer brought vehicle in today with a concern of a check engine light. The light had been on but is out at this time and has;nt been on since i've started working on it. Retrieved stored code p0300 (engine misfire detected) with no freeze frame data. There ... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Hydro boost VIN: 1GAGG29U93
Customer brought vehicle in for pedal going to the floor. During normal engine traveling operation brakes feel perfect. If you sit still (or go to take vehicle out of park) and push hard enough, pedal will slowly go to the floor. Feels like your foot is overpo...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, cooling fans VIN: 2GIWF52E03
HELP.this engine wll not idle properly and the cooling fans go up and down in speed all the time. the only way to get this to stop is to dis-connect the ect. then the idle comes down and the fans run at a constant middle speed. i have ran the complete test as ... Trouble codes: P0507
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56F1R
will not start if left over night(outside)-10 C ,would crank o.k and fire for a second and then just continue to crank and not start,throttle to floor would not help.if continue to crank it would backfire thru the intake and exhaust(like timing jumping around)...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 2C3HG46R8X
this is a county car and is abused runn threw muddy gravel roads beleave it has many drivers thanks in advance for any info towed in high idle and check engine light on has p0172 and 175 found several vacuum ports blown off put back on idles back down replaced... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Gauges, Lighting VIN: 3C8FY68B02
This vehicle has an instrument panel that goes dead intermitantly. The interior lights are also inoperative during failure. On three occasions the instrument panel began working during testing. We returned the vehicle to the customer and asked her to return if...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L bcm VIN: 2B4FP2535W
I have this 98 Caravan in the shop, determined it needed a BCM to fix the inoperative wipers. We found a used one and installed it and all was good except for the ABS light was on. Strange thing is it has no ABS! I figured since everything else seemed to work ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18D74
Customer dosen't want to go to the dealer unless he absalutely has to. Alldata says the PCM must be reflahed when the EGR valve is changed, which I can't do. Customer wants to know if this is necessary or if I can just change the valve and send him on his way.... Trouble codes: P0406
1959 Ford Thunderbird 352CID washer VIN: H9YH133244
Thanks in advance, We don't work on to many antique's, but I'm stuck with this one. I have only a chilton manual. I got all info alldata and mitchell have in there library. I need help! With the wiper/washer system, all I have is the washer bag,(the hose,not c...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41E1M
alright guys i dont think anyone can get this but here we go!! i have a 1991 ford mustang 5.0 h.o. with a 1989 5.0 h.o motor.. i know there are some differnt parts from 89 to 91, i have changed the computer and everything. heres the problem.. when i start the ... Trouble codes: 1 (excessive idle)
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR15X9R
The fuel system is out of whack. We started the engine and the idle quality was rough, intermittently. Test driving was fair at high rpm but poor under load. The scanner readings are as follows: the oxygen sensors-one varying around 20 mv, the other at 900mv. ...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1SU3T
I have this ranger that is driving me crazy. When I run KOER test P1408 keeps comming back. I swwitched the DPFE with ford and it still ther. If hook vaccum gauge up the smaller DPFE Hose and apply vaccum volts reading goes over 4 volts and when I realease the... Trouble codes: 1408 (insufiecent flow egr detected)
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF0729V
THis vehicle idles real smoothe.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP6631W
Need some help.This is jeff...Customer said when you turn the blower on with the headlights on all the lights on the car would dim. We put an new battery in battery in because it tested bad.We put an alternator in beacause there was no amperage change when loa...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cylinder head VIN: 1FTWW33S7X
Hey guys, I hope someone out there can help. This vehicle with a V10 came in with oil leaks. We installed a rear main, oil pan gasket, and oil filter adaptor. Now we find it's leaking oil from the exhaust manifold stud right above the oil filter adaptor gasket...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X8Y
Very confused on this one. Code P0171 & 0174 stored. Fuel trims are perfect. No tsb's on re-flashing. Freeze frame failure records show that fuel trims are at 25 when codes set. Unable to recreate condition. No vacuum leaks found with the intake system( smoke ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank-1 Lean), P0174 (Bank-2 Lean)
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L front drive axle? VIN: 1FMDU73E2Y
we have a 2000 ford exploder in the shop for a groaning noise at lower speeds, 10mph-40mph no matter were the steering wheel is turned, we verifyed that the noise was coming from the front of the vehicle. we have tried replaceing the left front wheel bearing t...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on
vehicle is in lean condition fp is 31, ran diagnostics last night vehicle is returning today. does anyone have fuel pressure specs for this vehicle. going to clean maf and recheck for vac leaks, change fuel filter.also under mode 6 tids 26,2a,2b cid 00 failed.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F92
ran this truck out of fuel. stopped immediatly and did not try to crank it untill there was fuel in tank..spits and sputters at first and was hoping that the air in system would bleed out as this has no primer pump like gm. have gotten it to sputter a couple o...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L03
after a long road trip, the vehicle begins to back fire, misses and stalls. found under obdii generic pending code p0430. under mode 06 found following failed components: tid:26 cid:00 tid:2a cid:00 tid:2b cid:00 tid:56 cid:00 unfortunately i don't have the ... Trouble codes: P0430
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GKEK13RXV
this vehicle came in for a trans shift concern. test drove and found that the tran had no 2-3 shift unless you let up off the accellorator. then it would shift hard into 3rd. the fliud was very dirty. I found alot of info to cause me to replace the transmissio...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L volt meter VIN: 1GETK14T53
Greetings, hopefully someone can help. I have this GMC Sierra that has me thinking. The customer says that the volt meter will read ok, then it will either go all the way low or all the way high on way at a time. Once the key is shut off and turned back on, th...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L dash,brake,running lights VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
honda techs, or other electrical gurus.got an odd one here,step on brake,dash lights and running lights(and brake lights)illuminate.turn on headlights brake lights come on as well as everything that is supposed to.if you keep brake pedal down for maybe a minut...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3142X
Customer complaint of vibration when starting out and shifting gears. I test drove vehicle with customer thinking it was a clutch issue, could not duplicate problem with me or customer driving. Which leads me to beleive I have a different problem. Like a missf... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR lift sensor low lift detected)
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6618Y
Hi, guys - thanks in advance for your help. I have this Civic acustomer brought in because intermittently the car will stall while going down the freeway. But also every 2500-3000 miles the code P0420 pop's up, and each time they've had the catalyctic converto... Trouble codes: P0420
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L inop VIN: 1J4GZ58S6W
I have a Jeep Grand cherokee that came in with no cruise. I ran all the tests per ALLDATA and found the cruise switch bad, replaced and cruise worked for 3 days. Retest all componets and all pass. I noticed that there is no input to the cruise servo from compu...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Front axle seal VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
This is a dana 30 160mm front differential. Customer's complaint is right side axle seal leaking. Seal has been replaced several times before coming to us. Only the right side leaks. No visible cause for this failure is present. Diff case was replaced when cor...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L whistle VIN: 1J4GW48522
Someone out there must have had this problem before. This Jeep (6cyl) whistles from the intake. It is a high pitch whistle. After highway run or open throtle run, let off the gas and it will start whistling. Just touch the throtle and it will stop. If you let ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L oiling system VIN: SALNY22293
customer lost cam plug and ran engine low on oil, we tested oil pressure and pulled pan to look at bearings. customer let us pull engine to check bearings. and we do not want to put this back together until we find something wrong with it. any help would be ap...
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L trunk lid window VIN: SALNE22214
After dealer replacing a broken trunk lid window started problems with electrical operation. Few times it will work normally (just one cycle). Using the switch it will go down and up. The upper movement will be normal, demanding to keep the switch pressed ti...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JTHBD18201
Hi everyone, I'm a long time reader and first time requester. To all of you Lexus gurus, this car came in with a complain of no acceleration, the engine bogs after 3000rpm and will not pull, it does it at idle or under load, cold or hot makes no difference.The...
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Warning lights VIN: 2T2GA31U45
Warning lights for abs,brake, vsc and Trac off comes on some time have fallow TSB for above problem #-003-06. That lead to replace junction box underhood and we have done that. Later after replaced the box we had to initialize it, but could not find TSIB 010-0...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cabin Filter Reset VIN: 1LNHM87A72
This '02 LS had two messages in the driver information system display. The "Oil Life %" and "AC Filter Life %" were there. After doing routine maintenance, I reset the oil life indicator with no problem, however, the AC filter reset would not run. I looked in ...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVGE31B1P
hello group thank you in advance for this request,this car came in with idle goes up to 2000 rpm and hesitates badly.this problem is very intermittant.when its not acting up engine runs very smooth and no hesitation.customer states problem happens more when th...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L starter VIN: JM1TA2211S
Vehicle came in on the hook was told it stalled while driving and it would not restart. Starter has no signal on the blk/red wire. Fuses are good, signal from ignition switch to starter relay blk/yel is good. When I remove the main relay or the 40 Amp fuse tha...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, cold VIN: JM3LW28Y61
this van will misfire on a cold or short soak re-start and last for approx 1 to 2 min and clear up like someone flicked a switch and run purrrfect...havnt been able to isolate cylinder or cylinders misfireing ...im going after the plugs in the a.m...any help i... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L very hard start VIN: 1YVFP80C34
car came in hard start extended cranking will eventually get it started engine had only 1 qt of oil no oil leaks any ideas would be appreciated also cked fuel press its ok mark Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L abs VIN: 4JGAB74E7Y
Customer says the left front wheel will lock-up at times, with out touching the brakes. The ABS, and ESP Light will come on. Hooked up the Launch scanner and found a code in the abs module P1320. There is no such code in the alldata info and when I called to s...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM6ZW7V
I have a 97 cougar belonging to a regular customer. This is the third time in for this problem. Customers complaint was no start cold. First time it came in it was around 30 degrees. It would crank but not start no codes. We just touched the gas pedal and it s... Trouble codes: P0320
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM53S6V
Car came in with major blow out. Blew 4 holes through oilo pan and block, broke 4 rods and 3 pistons. Worse I have ever seen besides race engines blowing. I have flushed the coolant system, replaced the stat, pressure tested and air lifted the system. I also r...
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L front axles VIN: 1GHDT13WOV
when you drive this vehicle it has a loud bang coming from the right front ,it's pretty loud & YOU CAN SEE THE HOOD SHAKE EVERY TIME IT MAKES THE BANG NOISE. the funny thing is that there is no humming noise or vibration. i belive that it is the front diff. it...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L pump rack VIN: 1G2NW12E5X
Hello all, I have A 99 Grand Am that steers very easy at all speeds. it has variable effort steering, and it feels like the valve is open all the time. I do'nt know if it is stuck open or getting a bad signal. Does anybody know how I can test this. thank you D...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NF52E11
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T71
I have this Grand AM that has had a tune-up with OE parts and fuel pump and filter replaced. The problem is that it has a constant lean run condition with trouble code P0171. If I remove a vacuum line and try to lean it out further the 02 sensor volts climb to... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Run Condition)
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G2HX54KX2
Customer towed this vehicle in with no start condition, he informed us that it was bought from an insurance company that had totaled the vehicle. Car is in mint condition, customer informed us that lightning had struck either the car or close to it and it woul...

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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L climate control VIN: WAUHD044XJ
Hello everyone thanks for the replies. As most of you said, the little motor in the programmer that runs the hot/cold cable was junk. In fact, this was the case. I switched the motor from the old programmer and it functioned fine. Thanks, Ron
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USCH9330X
Thank you all for your replies. Scott was quick with the answer that many of you responded with: 'eventhough the EWS was programed to the VIN, you need to align the DME and EWS units. Factory tool GT1, SSS, or Autologic required.'- It's what I was afraid of.... Trouble codes: 209 (EWS Anti-theft system).
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L battery drain VIN: WBABJ7337X
Thx to all who replied. I was never able to catch this vehicle on act. (meaning to make it draw current) I even left it on fluke recordind mode 3 night overnight. On the end I did fixed his ac control head. (replaced it) and offered to the customer to replace ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L asc (abs/asc) VIN: WBADM6348Y
Dear BMW friends: [The problem was our extension cord is not long enough! *lol] With the new ABS/ASR unit installed and coded the fault#95 came back. We rechecked the wheel speed sensor on the bmwtechnet with our passtruXS-tool, the rear was nice and even up t...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL on VIN: WBABM5348Y
New EGS took care of it. Thanks to all that took the time to help.
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L steering,suspension and BANK ACCOUNT VIN: 2G4WB55K52
thanks to all replied!all of you that said it was the bearings,ya'll hit the nail on head.replaced the bearings with ac delco bearings and all is good.thanks again!!!
1954 Chevrolet 3600 235CID signal lights
Hello friends,i would really like to thank all the members for taking there time to help.Wow i got alot of responses.Well after explaining to the customer how to use the correct hand signals,and my son thinking i had a broken arm or dislocated shoulder(after s...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1GNFK16K3R
You know when you have done something really stupid...you don't want anyone to find out! Well this is a really hard fix to own up to. Of 17 replys most hit fuel pressure right on the head. After the 200,000 miles of driving, it never occured to the owner o...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W2T
Following The information sent I was able to check out most of the physical causes such as bad wiring,failed components. etc. I am leaning toward low fuel pressure as the guage it was tested with was found to be faulty and I have not be able to retest as I am ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ignition VIN: 1G1JC5241V
thank you for all the replies. the body shop couldn't figure it out so they did bring it over. i found that the wiring harness that runs alone the right frame had been hit and melted the wiring harness. about six to seven wires became one. lol anyway we have o...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19R8W
Hey, I think I'm on the right track,checked for an internal vacuum leak as Mike from Michigan suggested,it's got full manifold vacuum in the crankcase with the pcv system unplugged.I will start by replacing the intake gasket,watching closely at the troublesome... Trouble codes: P0141 (02 heater), P0300 (random missfire).
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L drl control module VIN: 1Y1SK5283W
thanks for all whom took time to read and respond with very useful info. we found several areas with loss of ground under heavy load only. test light was not a good test and voltage drop was a challange since module would last less than 5 seconds after plugged...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCEK19ROW
Thanks for the replys. We did swap tires to no avail. Determined that either the lower gears or larger tire wheel combo were causing wheel speed difference. Sent him to 4 wheel world to see if they could help him.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W31
performed a intake system flush. problem cleared up and mil has not returned. thanks to all techs out there for the great advice. jason Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire).
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19X43
i replaced plugs, cap, rotor,& wires with delco parts. misfire is gone but customer will be back if it starts again. we will wait & see. thanks for all who replied for the great advice
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J23
Well the Malibu is fixed. Thank you for all the help requests. The problem turned out to be the transmission range sensor. We installed the part and sent customer down the road. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P1815 (Transmission range sensor malfunction).
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L battery VIN: 1GNDT13S83
Sorry for the late posting but I was hoping to get the vehicle back to do some of the tests and check some of the ideas that everyone had. The owner didn't want to spend anymore money unless I was sure I would find the problem!! Sure would be nice to be able t...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L sticking throttle VIN: 1X58945444
Talked to customer today who stated carpet was replaced 2 weeks ago . This is a police car equiped with lots of extra wires and one of the wires was wrapped around steering u-joint and when you would turn to the right wire would wrap tight pulling wire behind ...
2003 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2C3HD36M73
Fixed it! Had 4 excellent replies that, while not exactly dead on, got us in thinking in the right direction. Nick and Wayne both mentioned flywheel/bolt problems, Kevin suggested a harmonic balancer, and Ramon suggested possible engine damage due to sludge bu...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, creeping/ high idle VIN: 1B7HG2AN91
Final Diagnosis was bad PCM although I never got to fix it. The top 'channel' of the IAC valve was high with no stepping. All other channels would step. I found a temp fix which ended up being permanent from my end. I wedged a piece of vacuum tubing in the IAC...
1990 Ford F F700 6.6L fuel shut off switch VIN: 1FDXK74P7L
thanks for all your help i found that a buzzer box for the warning lights (oil,temp and water level?) witch the oil bulb was removed, and was shuting down the relay. fixed the broken wire to the oil pressure switch. all good.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cylinder Head VIN: IFTNS24L9X
Thanks for all the help. We repaired this cyl. head withsout having to remove it from the engine. We removed many of the hose and wiring loom from above the cylinder head. Special thanks to Ken [...]). This re...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pats VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Hi again. Thanks for all who posted help. As mentioned before, the van had an inhibitor from the used car dealer. Initially the 'beeps' were correct for their module function, however, I needed to get a new password series of numbers from the customer on four ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
Well, After countless hours invested in this car. I can say that this one is done and in the books. Found out that the problem was the new ignition coil that I installed from an aftermarket source. I really dont want to get into brand, But it was very name bra... Trouble codes: P0351.
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L signals VIN: 1FDXF47F3Y
Well guys, the truck finally came back in to get checked out. We pulled the fuse/relay center out from under the hood and did find some light green corrosion there. We disassembled it all and clean things up. We hope this solves the issues. It wasn't doing any...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L84
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was relacing MAF sensor. Radings should be 1.0 volts and 7-19 G/S Trouble codes: P0102 (p0113-), P0113 (p1100-), P1100 (p1112-), P1112 (testing and results).
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE14243
thank you for all the help i borrowed a smoke machine and found a leak at the seals where the manifold runners go into the intake.had to replace lower intake.problem fixed i guess i have to buy a smoke machine .one reply talked about a seal kit ti fix this pro... Trouble codes: P0303.
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19R8V
I recently replaced the converter and no problems since. Thanks for all of your help.
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTEK19TXY
First of all thanks for all the help i received for this problem. This has been an intermittent problem for the last six months according to the owner. The fuel pressure wasnt a problem it was always within spec but we did find that at start up it would allow ...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 1GKFK16T94
The customer is not sure that the guage didn't read this way before . I have saw the guage on another vehicle a 05 pickup with a 5.3 and it reads the same. I now feel that it is ok with this high oil pressure. Thanks to the tecks for the help and replys Dale
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L stubby shaft VIN: 3GKFK16T45
Thanks for your replies. You all were on the right track, but this one was a difficult one. I think Rob has a good point when he suggests first striking the flange inwards towards the differential before attempting hamering out or using a slide hammer. I have ...
2003 Honda HR-V 1600CC RPM Limit Low
Thank you for all the replies, Unfortunately, we could not re-program / repair the ecu (even at the dealers with their tool and their software) so it had to be a new one. In our part of the world new one means 15 days waiting time and nearly $1600. Regar...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: JHLRD78965
i cant believe the problem was the drive shaft center support, after installing it the problem solved. i could not believe it we never touch it, go figure,,,thanks to every one who replied
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X01
Thanks to all who replied on this QX4. You were right, it is a 2001, not a 2000. The P1135 code was the cam timing sensor on top of the left cyl. head. Lab scope hooked up to the orange wire showed no pattern. Installed new sensor and pattern is clear. Thank y... Trouble codes: P1135.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Charging VIN: JNKCA31A41
thanks to everyone who helped on this one,we never found any definate problem,however we installed a new alternator from nissan and since this problem takes a month to appear we will have to keep our fingers crossed,thanks again.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Temperature gauge VIN: 1J4GZ58S1V
Well I received seven replies and six of them mentioned that the temp guage has a sending unit located on the left rear of the cylinder head. On this particular vehicle, there was no plug nor connector in that area. And checking the schematic on Alldata, on th...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58Y9V
Thanks to all who offered help.THe IAC counts were higher than some of you said they should be.Also one of you said if the IAC was silver then replace it. I did and the daeler replacment was black.I then reset all adaptive memory and gave the vehicle several r...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY195XW
It is clear for me now: considering the hints I received the only way of replacing the original car ECM is buying a uncoded new unit (because the immobilizer coding). Just dealer will be able to code it for that particular car using factory supplied car data. ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7230Y
only had three responses.can't supply any more info about car.we checked everything over several times and didn't find anything different.very suprised that only 3 people know about kia's.but thanks anyway Trouble codes: P1624 (mil request), P1121 (tp sensor malfunction), P1115 (tcm to ecm request for mil), P0343 (cam position).
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L steering wheel VIN: SALLMAMA43
To remove the steering wheel air bag just use a rod or a allen wrench around the same size of the holes. Insert the rods at right angle to steering collumn. Reaching the right place air bag will pop up. Thanks
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