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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...
1987 Chevrolet V10 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Endplay VIN: 1GNEV16K7H
Hello all, Rebuilding a 350 from pieces. I have uncontrolled camshaft walk. There is NOTHING controlling camshaft thrust, I have 159 thousandths of end play, and the only thing that stops it there is the damn timing chain, it would walk right out through the ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L raw fuel smell VIN: 2G1W15ZM8T
This should have been an easy fix. Customer concern was the smell of raw fuel intermittently after driving, and sometimes while driving , outside as well as inside the vehicle with no apparent leaks or puddles.We have repeatedly inspected the tank and lines, p...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L heat VIN: 1GNEL19W8X
customer complaint,no heat radator,heater core & water pump have been replaced.
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5246X
After installation customer came back 3 days later saying still having problem.When tryed to start car it start and stall anti theft system flashing.Scanned computer system had p1629 and in ipc it had b1011 current and b1024 and b1028 in history which i cant f... Trouble codes: 1629 (anti theft system hard fault), U1016, B1011
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W61
Customer brought the car in and MIL lamp is on. Code P0351 is present in the computer. Erase code and code will reappear after restart or within 10 seconds of startup. If codes are cleared during KOER the code will reappear after 10-15 seconds of operation. I... Trouble codes: P0351
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13542
The vehicle cam back 3wks later, with the type a miss. But has been running right prior to this. So I pulled the codes PO 172 which is a fuel to rick bank 1 code. PO 303 clyinder 3 misfire detected and a PO 340 code which is a camshaft positioning sensor probl... Trouble codes: P0172, P0303, P0340
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L instrument cluster
Vehicle came in with high readings on the speed-o, 70 mph, and volt meter, 18-19 volts, with engine idling and in netural, and with key off. For no other idea where to begin with this, I checked alternator output, 14.2, checked for any codes, found none. I hav...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Fuel Pressure VIN: 2C3EL56T2R
I have a good one for anyone in the north. This car only does not start when the temperature is below 5 degrees farenheit. The fuel pump does not run, tested and found that there is no power at the pump. The big problem is that after we push the car in it star...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L vaccum VIN: 1B6MC36C4R
There are no clear cut answers on what the recovery time is for Vaccum when you hit the pedal. The Pump has been replaced and we have been through 2 Power Boosters and 3 check Valves. I do not know where to go. This truck has a hose from the Vaccum Pump up 7 i...
1995 Dodge Caravan 2.5L No Start VIN: 2B4GH25K8S
Thanks for the help in advance I am having a no start flood cond with this van after it sets over night or for a few hours after being driven, I checked my fuel presure and it is at 48lbs -ok- I found that after it sets the fuel presure bleeds down and gas fou...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B3HD46F3T
hi everone i am woking on a dodge intrepid 3.5l i have no heat i replaced water pump 6 months ago i also replaced intake gasket i replaced thermostat i back flushed heater core i took the air blend motor down & check that & that turns when you change it from h...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Y6T
Hi customer dropped this vehicle off complaining of no power. I listened to it quickly and it was missfiring under accel. She left it for us to work on next day. Next morning I jumped in it started but was missing, drove about 10 feet and truck quite. Now it w... Trouble codes: 108 (map sensor)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L trouble code VIN: 1B4GT54L1W
van came in for trans overhaul, repaired the problem with overhaul.six months later van came back with a trouble code po-750,we replaced trans computer,van is gone about 2 months now van is back with same problem.I have replaced sol. block,speed sensors,checke...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High Idle VIN: 1C3EJ46X4X
Car ran one day with a low poor idle. The next day car started, after sitting for 9 hours, at 3000rpm and then as customer was driving rpm increased to 4000rpm and stayed there and would not come down. Customer shut off and restarted car several times at stop ...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1B4GP25311
Gentlemen Happy new year.I have this Dodge Caravan that the customers concern is the power steering pump makes noise ONLY when it is cold outside I.E. below 30 degrees.I checked this out and sure enough when you first start this unit up cold with freezing temp...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP25B51
okay guys this one came in to me not running. The timing belt had broke and bent valve. We remove the cylinder head send it out to a machine shop for valve job etc. I get the van together and it idles bad seems like there is a miss but cannot narrow down to on...
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L ck. gauges lite VIN: 1DE4HS48N1
i'm embarrassed- this is my second post today. help me if you can please. complaint is cold start- only on first start of day. oil gauge stays low and light will come on- "ck. gauges". lite will stay on while driving. leads me to believe oil pressure is ok sin...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R14
Hello All, We have this Dodge Caravan that came in for inspection and had codes PO405 & PO406 EGR Position low and high. We talked to the customer and she said that it has been to the dealer a few times for this and they said it needed an EGR Valve. So we pu... Trouble codes: P0405
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L no power hard start VIN: 1FTJX35F8V
i had this ford come customer complaint was lack of power and hard start i put my modis on it and it came back with a cam sensor code po344 so i checked the sensor voltage hrtz.everything seem ok checked fuel filter and air filter and checked return filter the... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU1769W
We have this Expedition, with code 304 misfire cyc 4. Scan tool shows misfires in cyl. 4 and 8. We have installed new coil, checked wires, changed plugs to different cyl. to see if misfire moved to different cyclinder; also changed fuel injector to different c... Trouble codes: P0304
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1F44AD23DW
This vehicle came in with a trans complaint. It has a late and hard 1-2 shift late and hard 2-3 shift and seems to neutral out. Noticed on the test drive rear end noise sounds like pinion bearings, on throttle loud growel off throttle gets quieter. Also notice...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise VIN: 3FTNW21F31
We have serviced several of these trucks, of several year modles and have not seen one that is this noisey.(injector rattle) Truck runs fine, and has good power but is alot louder than any other I have driven. Saw the TSB for the long lead injector for #8 cyl....
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Gauge panel VIN: 1FMSU43FX2
I have an 03 Excursion here. The customer has had problems in the past with the gauges all pegging and then reseting while driving. We never could find the problem as it would never do this for us. Now they are having the same problem with the gauges when tryi...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Battery Draw VIN: 1FMPU16L14
Hello Everyone, I have a Expedition that after you shut it off it will have a 5 to 6 amp draw every couple of minutes for just a few seconds. The battery will go dead in about 12 to 14 hours. The battery light in the cluster is on and has been on since last su...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L noise VIN: 1GKET16S73
this vehicle has a tapping noise behind the radio area sounds like either stripped blend door or a bad acuator I dismantled 80% of the dash but cant see anything didnt want to go farther without some help dealer stated fuel peddle sensor caused this noise but ...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 5GTDN13696
Hummer is a independent imported car in Brazil. There is no dealers or warranty out here. After some weeks of using the brand new Hummer it started the following symptom: -After some time of ignition on or engine running, check engine mil will turn "on" and ... Trouble codes: P0601 (Control Module Read Only Memory)
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X0Y
Hi guys, I'm posting this message for a buddy in another shop. Apparently, he got this rodeo towed in with a no start. The funny thing is, whenever the key is in the on position, all six coils fire repeatedly without cranking engine. Doesn't this thing at leas... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ5858W
this jeeep came in with a transfer case that the chain was racheting in. With the hight mileage the customer didn't want to a rebuilt unit. We got one from a salvage yard. Low mileage fluid was clean, the problem is when you put it in 4X4 it shifts fine everyt...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1J4G248S3Y
HELLO THIS JEEP IS KILLING US WE HAVE A CODE 1694 NO BUS COM FROM MEIC (mechanical electrinic inst cluster) we set up 2 trace scope one at bus comunication at pcm and one at cluster wave form was present, so naturly we replaced cluster with good known used clu...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Power windows VIN: MA.3143200
Power windows are now inoperative at all doors after vehicle came in for repair of rough running and MIL on. Diagnosed 1 open injector, replaced all 8 injectors and installed new Champion plugs. I put the 2 front windows down when I pulled it into the bay, pul...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW48S71
I thought I had this one finished but I guess I was wrong. I put a radiator in this truck and come to find out, the fan doesn't work. I checked it out and had power to the 40 amp fan fuse and I had no power to the fan. A quick check with the scanner showed a c...
1999 Kia PRIDE 1300CC Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, LACKING POWER VIN: KNEDA2422Y
Hi I have this little Kia that seems as if the distributor pick up maybe faulty. It has an early diagnostic plug that I cannot connect to, flash code reads 13 which appears not to exist Auto data states 96 on requires scanner to diagnose. Snap on has no connec... Trouble codes: 13 (This code does not appear to exist)
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...
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Lighting VIN: JTHBN30F52
Help Lexus techs!!! Have a tail lamp fail msg. on dash as soon as lights switched on. ALL rear lamps are functioning and have correct bulbs installed (194 for mkrs., and 21w/5w for tail/brake). Have veiwed lugg. compt. ECU/relay ctr - no obvious connection iss...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L turn signals and brake lights VIN: 1LNLM9747P
We have a 93 continental which has no brake lights or turn signals the indicators on the cluster dont light up and the hazards dont work either. On the stop lights only the third brake light works. If you take the turn sig switch out and power up each individu...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Hydraulic control unit VIN: 1LNLM9749R
Hello all, im having a strange very hard and high brake petal problem on this lincoln. It acts like your standard brake booster problem, but im not sure this is the case. I raised the vehicle when brought into shop, finding that the brake petal is hard, with v...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22Z1X
thanks in advance for your input on this. I have this protege that came in last week with a po171 stored (sys to lean). LT fuel trim is 15 constantly on and off idle. Fuel pressure was good i smoked the intake to check for leaks and found none. I scoped the fr... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Delayed engagment VIN: WDBGA43GXV
We replaced the transmission in this vehicle with a known good low mlie unit. the transmission works well however it is very slow to engage- forward or backwards. there are no codes and the filter is new. no debis was found on inspection. not sure where to go ...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM5557Y
Car has a intermitant stall at a stop with a extended restart time of about five to ten seconds. Car runs smooth with no flat spots and plenty of power. All the oxygen sensors are running .20-.30 millivolts at idle and at 2500 rpm,way low. Put carb. clean into... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one system lean), P0174 (bank two system lean)
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L cruise control VIN: JB3XE74C1M
I have a 3000gt that cruise control hunts every time you engage it. I have tested the vacuum motor that runs the system and it works just fine, when I close both solenoids inside the vacuum motor it produces and holds 20" of vacuum. I adjusted cables and test...
1974 Nissan 620 Pickup 1.8L Slave Cylinder VIN: PL62036699
This is an oldie. The problem with this truck is that the piston in the slave cylinder appears to travel to far in the bore. It will travel far enough that the rubber seal will come out beyond the end of the bore, then when the clutch pedal is released it tear...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Turn Signal VIN: JN1CA31D51
Turn signals blink fast for both left and right, hazards are normal, all bulbs appear good, have already replaced flasher. This all started after front blinker was replaced. Any help would be great. Thanks.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L starter and flexplat VIN: 1G3WH52H4Y
need some help here. vehicle was brought to me with a busted nose cone on the starter. drop the starter down found a few busted teeth on the flex plate. i now have the trans removed and try to figure out what happend. i installed new starter and when i tighten...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP44R7V
CAR CAME IN NO START,CUSTOMER INSTALLED FUEL PUMP AND IGN. sensor wasnt reading on scanner,installed cam and crank sensors, same tested wires from computer to coil,ckd ok,im losing ign. and inj. control.installed two computers already.all ...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP24R2W
Same song, second verse. Mr Customer returned this afternoon with my favorite minivan. At idle runs rough, noticable misfire. Off idle really breaks down. Under load will hesitate nasty bad, almost stall. Funky odor from exhaust like the cats loaded up. Check ... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of Ckp Cmp sync), 352 (coil 2 primary fault)
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L door locks,power windows,power mirrors VIN: 1G2HX54K2Y
Power windows,locks,door mirrors are inop. I beleive problem is related to body control module. I have replaced body control module with one from salvage yard(same part #)Will this work,or do I need to buy new one from gm and have them flash it? Can they refla...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52F22
First had vehicle in on 11/22/06 for s.e.s. light, engine has no power, and runs very roughly. We found that cyl's #2 and #3 were dead (no spark). Diagnosed and replaced faulty ignition module and engine ran great. Vehicle returned for the exact same concern o... Trouble codes: P0300, P0141
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G2NF52F52
OK I need help on this one. This car came in on the hook and customer said"car ran fine to the mall and when they came out it would not start" Upon initial diagnosis the car had no compression,ie. timing chain jumped and bent every valve. This car had obviosly...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Unknown VIN: 5Y25L62883
hey gm techs i am stumped on this. the car came in orginaly for a vibration in the front. we then replaced both front wheel bearings with factory bearings. that fixed the noise in the front end. the car then returned for a vibration in the rear. the cust. said...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH67532
this car came in when the customer was coming back from a trip from the catskills he got a terrible vibration. then as he drove it he ended up getting a noise on right turns. He drove in to the shop we went around the block and the c/v axle on the passenger si...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65662
fuel trims -25% short term @ idle -25% long term @ idle short term fuel trim normal @ cruise long term stays @ -25% have changed tune up parts iac motor checked for vacuum leaks none found reset cel and misfire moves cylinders Trouble codes: P0301
1990 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L Suction Hose VIN: JT2MX83E3L
Greetings from chilly Seattle. This vehicle was originally in for surging at idle. I noted the surge was in tandem with compresser cycling (when comp engaged, idle speed would drop approx. 150 rpm for a moment and then recover) and suction hose/line between EP...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L emissions monitors VIN: WVWBB81E0T
I am trying to get this one inspected and I am guessing that the reason that the monitors are not setting is because this code is stored in the computer. I have no idea what the call-up circuit is. If anyone can give me some help on this one it would be much a... Trouble codes: 1613 (call-up circuit open/shorted to b)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L hard start cold VIN: 3VWSF29MOX
This vehicle has a problem with starting after it sits for a few hours. Always starts after about four attempts, and has some but not excessive blue smoke upon start-up. It seems as if the fuel drains back after sitting, and if I prime the filter by vacuum pum...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Battery light VIN: 3VWTG69M61
Customer complaint: Charge light comes on and batt dead in the AM. Test IOD = 46MA. Test drive did not duplicate battery light. Monitor battery voltage at idle with all consumers on. All normal for about 20 minutes then the voltage dropped off. Raising the RPM...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: 3VWDD21C52
Our Advanced Auto class replaced the water pump on this new beetle after the impeller failed, (Thank you IATN for helping us make a quick diagnosis!), so we decided to replace the timing belt also. We followed the Alldata procedure for backing off on the tensi...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L serp belt VIN: WVWPE63B04
Hello vw techs. This passat has a BHW Diesel engine. Customer complaint serpentine belt chatter. Between the Alt. and power steering pulleys the belt tends to flop around causing noise and chatter when parking at low engine speeds. The noise lessens when the e...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1K8960SW
Greetings, need some help on this Volvo. I am trying to figure out the basic operation of this evap shut off valve. Performed a leak check and it appears that this valve is not being closed by the computer. If I manually ground the valve, it closes and the sys... Trouble codes: P0455
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVINC56DOX
replaced battery and now code sets every time it is cleared and ran. unbsure what this code is for. Trouble codes: P1618, P0605

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Interior heat VIN: WAUCB28D9W
I received many responses alluding to plugged heater core. Did a garden hose flush/backflush and got some heat. Then tried Mac's 1400 alkaline powder (1/2 bottle) with hot water and some more improvement but not what is should be. Next I might try Whitlam's Gr...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAEC8417J
I was helped by the suggestion that the correct wiring diagram could be found referencing a 90 735i.. That gave me the correct diagram, yea.. Another suggestion was the front crank reference sensor needs to give at least a 10v AC signal.. I was getting a good ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM6332X
i do not know why it is fixed, but it is. the air boot has two hoses going to the intake manifold. the small hose had a split in it. this caused a misfire code to be set for cylinder #5. it never set a code for fuel trim. i believe the code was set as the comp... Trouble codes: P0305.
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 34XGM60871
Thanks for all the help, air flow meter was bad. Costumer already got the car. Trouble codes: 28 (29 -), 29.
1963 Buick Riviera 400CID Engine
Thanks for all the helpfull information you all gave to us. We have not yet completed the repair, but we were able to verify the problem and can take a course of action now. With all your help we were able to determine that crankshaft and or torque converter i...
2004 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L rear suspension VIN: 1G4CW54K64
I replaced the air shocks with OE GM air shocks. The customer has driven for the last two weeks and called today to inform us that the problem has been cured. Thanks for the help
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W6S
Sorry for the long delay in posting the fix. I got several replys that agreed it was a computer problem. I also got several replys to check for fuel leaking from the lines under the plenum or from the injector but as I said in the original post the fuel pressu...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L cooling system VIN: 1G1YZ22J7S
First off I want to thank all of those who responded to my request. I cleaned the radiator and condenser, not much but some debris was found. The general consensus from most of those who responded was that the problem I described was pretty much normal for the...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L bell housing VIN: 1GCEC19T8X
Pulled starter to check flywheel bolts and noticed starter drive fell down in nose cone, went ahead and checked bolts OK, re installed starter, started engine, loosened starter and noise went away, could watch starter drive jumping around and hitting flywheel,...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 6.0L underhood wiring
Hi ,thanks for the replies. the vehicle hasn't failed since the harness was patched up again.the new harness is here and the vehicle is coming in next week to get it replaced . still no real reason as to why it failed , possibly just a bad batch of wire.all su...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56F1R
Thx for all the replys. Cust. declined any further diagnosis.Replys were :cam timing jumped, over all compression of motor, block heater, Possible cam sensor, but remeber guys we were losing spark and good to nill injector pulse on cold start. thx for all th...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L bcm VIN: 2B4FP2535W
Well this one was a bad experience, but luckily it all worked out! Thanks for all the replies, they were most helpful. Luckily the wrecker I got the second BCM from had the matching PCM for this Caravan and all is now well. The wipers work perfectly and the va...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.0L brakes VIN: 1B3EJ46CXY
Thanks to all that reaponded. Kevin from Rhode Island hit it perfectly. We replaced the pads with oem, and just to be sure we used a top quality shim. I thought how could this cure such a pronounced problem? Well Kevin's answer seemed to be full of confidance,...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X01
Sorry guys, the 7 inches of vacuum was a red herring! I put a manual gauge on it and found I had more like 18 inches. I had assumed the 7' was either bogus or an upside down scale like on G.M.s. Scanners still on the blink so I rechecked AllData. The power and... Trouble codes: P0031, P0051 (ho2 2/1 heater ckt low), P0136 (1 / 2 heater relay ckt fault), P0132 (ho2 1/1 short to hot), P0152 (ho2 2/1 short to hot).
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVCT22B3P
Thanx for the replies, allthough a couple of them never read the post properly..anyways went back to basics on this one and pulled the distributor cap and once again TDC the engine..this time to find the distributor was ahead of number one terminal(late), so k...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L abs light fuel light VIN: U91G261981
The car was picked up today because she did not want to put an altenator on it. I would load the battery and watch the amps go up slow to about 54 amps and the volts would go to 12.5 volts.I told the cust that the alt. was week, it should of gone to at least 9...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Front Pump VIN: 1FMZU63E52
Sometimes you gotta go with your 'gut'. I've been building trannys since there were only 2 kinds of fluids, and they were all 3 speeds. I've never seen a pump seal that wasn't flush with the body of the pump, so I pulled the seal and installed a new one that w...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F92
THANKS VERY MUCH!! I followed a variety of answers by 1. putting more fuel in tank..2 changing the fuel filter..3 cycling the ignition to make sure the fuel filter bowl was full patient..5.made sure the batteries were charged..6 put a booster battteyr pa...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S36
Thanks for all the helpful info! After cleaning throtle plates for the third time,eigine idle came back. Apparently computer does not allow for sludge build up after disconnecting battery(was taken out to replace fan motor) We service a fleet of these for the ...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Cuts out, Severe Jerk on Accel VIN: 1Y1SK5287S
scoped primary & secondary ignition systems, all data looks normal. could not find faults in any electrical circuits that I could think of. all replys were close to problem. recommended customer to take vehicle to dealer. again thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 31 (map).
1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Steering VIN: 1GTDT19X4X
Well it turns out Brian from Fl.had it. When changing the ps pump I had to transfer the psi reg. Well it was bad. Thanks all for the help.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L wipers VIN: 1GTHC29U11
Thanks everyone for your responses, I went to and paid 20 dollars for a 3 day pass and was very dissapointed. The diagnostic chart was designed for the owners manual and not the tecnician in the field, The wiring schematics were such bad qua...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ58S9N
well this jeep found itself broke down in denver and was fixed by another shop that was not very willing to tell what was done to fix it. we were told they replaced a harness between crank sensor and the computer. we have not heard from the cutomer that it has...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FY19S5V
Thanks for all who replied.I am closing this post as I have finally got the vehicle long enough to do serious diag.Most of you were right about fuel presure.First test-drive was short and I only had code scanner.Still;I should have noticed O2 falling to near 0...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, VIN: 1J4GW48N92
hey thanxs to everyone who responded sybryn hit it right on thanx , i got the oring kit from jeep and rplaced both orings in the fuel pump module all is well fired right up no bleed down good as new thanx again once again this iatn is always a hit,also there i...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cabin Filter Reset VIN: 1LNHM87A72
Thanks to Neal from Florida, this driver info flag is reset. He directed me to a similar post from a few months ago. In that post there were a few replies that said to press the 'Reset' button, then release it, and quickly press and hold it again when the 'Cab...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Harsh shift. codes 732,734
I finally tore down the trans and found the band was broken. So it gets a new band then off to the dealership for a trade in
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FLMPO52ZX
this one is fixed finally intake was leaking and had 3 bad injectors on back side 1 3 5
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Well, when the update was posted it was only half done I think. Responses suggested the fuel pump module, pump circuit relays, ignition switch, ECU and anti theft system. All excellent thoughts and all already checked more than once except for the anti theft s...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT21H02
Thanks to all 4 techs who took the time to reply. All suggestions with the exception of checking water in the fuel tank were done and stated in th original post. We drained the tank and refilled with fresh fuel but no change. At this time i am suspecting an in... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire).
1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y6P
it was good to get this one figured out. my post was accidentally sent before i was done checking everything. many knew right away what it was which was an alarm system that tees into the ignition switch right under the steering column. it was really easy to j...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D6T
Thanks to all the techs that hit this nail right on the head. I moved the ground cable from the steel bracket on the engine to a bolt on the starter. The connection between the cable, the bracket and the engine were lightly corroded. Which apparently messes wi...
1968 Oldsmobile cutlass s 5.7L fuel leaking VIN: 3367781131
thanks for all the replies,i took most of your advise & ran a fuel line from the one fitting to the other & ran the hose up against the floor higher than the tank its self.the car wont be finished till spring so ill have to wait to see if this works out ok.i s...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP24R2W
At 180,000 miles 3 of us at this shop struggled somewhat with which direction to go with this minivan, timing stretch or cracked flexplate. I submitted this help request Monday evening and based on the majority of responses, all of us finally Tuesday morning c... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp).
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ecm VIN: 1G2WJ11T7L
Thank you all who replied. This car now runs like a top and the customer is very happy. This car had 2 issues. The communication issue was solved by replacing the ECM. But, no fault codes were set after ECM replacment. After changing the fuel filter and confir...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L brake lights VIN: 1G2NF52T6Y
well guys there were a lots of good tips but the old search and find is what I had to do. found the wiring loom at the rear lights (on the driver's side) just above the frame had corroded causing bare wires to touch and short out. the wiring had melted togethe...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD58N34
good morning: i have not fixed this car. it is idling ok now, with the valve unhooked, and the gas cap loose, and the customer hasent returned for me to try and do the tings suggested. the thing that made the most sense was the valve should be pulsing, and...
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L identifation VIN: JT2EL43A9N
I have found that the end section of the case has a different design for each kind. thank you for your help.
2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T3ZF19CX3
Thanks again to everyone who responded to this post. John, Jerry, Andrew, Brent, [...], Rocky, Sunil, Chris, Rick, and Jim all had helpful tips. As I mentioned before, this was especially tough to figure out because it was a cold start problem and also a hesi...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L trans O1M VIN: 3VWPA81H6W
Jose and Eric were right, turned out to be the TCM. I had considered battery acid damage before posting. It was easy enough to do a complete pin out test on the trans. Thanks for the help!!!
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