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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L radio VIN: JH4KA7658P
1996 Audi A4 2.8L Heating VIN: WAUDA88D27
This vehicle came to us after being at seveal other shops for a no heat situation. After some basic test we discovered 400 PPM HC in the coolant. Figured we should replace the head gaskets and that would help with our lack of heat. NOPE, still no heat. Heater ...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUC2A8D8W
hey all you audi guys i got this audi that is non obd compliant so no codes until i get the vag com in the mail. this car when you try to start it cranks over and you can see spark, injector pulse, and if you crank long enough will eventually start. When you g...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine won't turn VIN: WAUPL68E44
Th e customer stated that car won't start. Ever since he got it from dealer the problem started happening but the car would start eventually. He would have to hold the key in crank position and after cca.5 sec it would start turning and start. The key fob seam...
1987 Buick Century Custom 2.5L no start VIN: 1G4AH5155H
This car will not start when it is cold if the temp warms up to around 45 it will start and the car will run fine but when its cold outside it just turn over and no start .
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L Instrument panel VIN: 1G4EC11CXK
Vehicle came in with no digital dash. All warning lights working correctly. Do not remember if Check Engine light worked. Tested power to digital dash, found power correct in all power supply postitions. Tested instrument cluster grounds, All voltage drops les...
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52M4V
we have been fighting this code for about a month - we installed a carquest oxygen sensor was fine for about three days came back, installed a delco sensor and good for about a week , back with same code.installed a dealer sensor , back after three days. repla... Trouble codes: P0135 (bank 1 sensor 1 heater circuit)
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L cylinder head VIN: 1G1YY2181K
I attempted to get original dimensions of this cylinder head from edelbrock but not available or so tech said ,so that I could check if either the manifold and/or the cylinder head(s) have been machined too far causing some kind of mismatch??? I did an intake ...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS1324M
This is a no start on S10 4.3. I don't have books back this far. Need help with wiring. There is no codes. Scanner won't read rps while cranking. There is power to the coil. Not sure what to look for on the four wire harness to the dist. What else should we be...
1992 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCHK39J9N
Hi all, we are looking for information on this one from all the gm diesel experts. We have a 6.5l diesel that starts extremely hard (long long crank times) when cold. We replaced the heads with reman heads and according to the customer this is when his startin...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU06E3T
I have this van that cuts out now and then.When I was driving it and it was acting up I saw the CMP sensor signal go to no signal.Upon inspection I found wires frayed at the block,also sensor housing was cracked.Replaced and it still does it.This van only does...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13WOV
I have a bad engine in this Blazer. My salvage yard has an engine out of a '96 Sonoma with VIN code "X". There is a notation that the Sonoma has a lower performance cam. Will I run into any problems using this engine?
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, GAUGES VIN: 1GCCS1445V
crank sensor has been repalced by dealer, we have installed a known good ignition module. code p0335 comes back every time it dies. the problem is very intermittant. test drove home for a week 17 miles in each direction before it acted up once. the first time ... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L heat VIN: 1GNEL19W8X
customer complaint,no heat radator,heater core & water pump have been replaced.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Power Steering VIN: 1GNEK13T91
Customer stopped a Target store, shopped for about an hour. Started the vehicle, and there was no power steering at all. They left the vehicle in the parking lot overnight and called us for help. We went to the vehicle, started the engine, and there was still ...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Front wiper system VIN: 1GNDU03E03
Thanks to all who took time to look at this post, I have an 03 Chevy Venture that parks the front windshield wipers in the up position every time. All the different speeds work properly. I've checked this one out as much as I can see and I'm thinking that the ...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L O2 sensors, charge light VIN: 1GNDT13X34
Salvage lot installed 2003 underhood wiring based on dealer telling them it was the same. Now there are error codes for all oxygen sensor heater circuits and the charge light is on. If someone has wiring diagrams for both years, that they could fax me, I would...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L rear window washer VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
Hello fellow techs., this is may van and it had the battery disconnected for 1 month or a bit more. After I reconnect the battery, I found out that the lights at the center console started blinking. It has been like that for a month already and they do not tur...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HD46J6W
Hi, folks. I have a 98 Concorde that was towed in. By the time I went to look at it, it fired up and I drove it into the shop. No codes, fuel pressure at specs, fuel pressure stayed normal for a 15 km road test. Can find nothing wrong. Same as the last shop cu...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4B3AU42N67
This vehicle runs well most of the time. At times, when cold, it has a surging idle and dies. It always restarts. Some times when this occurs the trip meter starts counting up!(?) No codes are present. This does not happen on a regular basis and will run OK fo...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F4V
This truck will not start below 40 degrees without using WD40 in the intake .I dont think checking the glow plugs will help... HERE IS why. The EOT sensor shows no data on the scanner both volts and degrees, but IT DOESNT SET A CODE . I installed a new sensor ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
hey guys, customer came in complaining about chirp noise, replaced belt because of wear. still has same noise when cold. changed tensioner and idler pulley because of bad bearing in one, again still has same noise. when belt is removed, noise goes away. check...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
the truck has a severe vibration at 40-50 mph after hitting a bump.the axle pivot bushings were worn out and the mounting bracket on the left side was cracked. tires have been rotated and balanced. the front end is tight with no slack in ball joints or tie rod...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51U8B
MIL stay on car fail state inspection code P0156 O2S21 CKT fault.I change B2 sensor1 check all wiring OK still same problem. Trouble codes: P0156 (O2S21 CKT fault)
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP36P34
hi to all fellow techs! i am looking for a little direction here. this focus starts out with bright injector pulse & then fades, also the speedometer,fuel gauge & temp gauge peg out & then the gauges returns to normal after a moment. this is a no start at all ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L throttle VIN: 1FMZU72E12
I've got one a little differnt here. car came in on hook, customer said she was driving, & car wouldn't slow down, she road brake & pulled off into snow drift. to stop the car. found the throttle plate held open with ice inside the bore. we've had some sub zer...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L timing VIN: 1FTNX20L41
there is a noise in the front right side of the engine upper part of the timing cover. constant loud clicking noise. i have pulled the front cover and valve cover for inspection and have seen nothing noticable. evrything seems operable haven't a clue as to wha...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L fuel level sensor VIN: 1FMZU73X2Y
I can not find any info on alldata pertining to this code 460 such as wire Dia. or system function ? help has anyone come acrossed this ?
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F72
Hi my my name is Justin K. and i have been having a problem with a ford ecoline 350 superduty shortbus. when it first came in it had no power, barely running. I got it in the building and scanned it and i had some codes reveiling injector faults for the right ... Trouble codes: P1291
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDWE35P44
Hey all, truck came in as a no start. We started with both fuel filters(1 at pump on rail & other top of engine). Bled fuel system and it started. The truck runs for about 10 minutes and then will slowly die. Found out that second filter runs out of fuel. Rebl...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on
2001 Honda accord comes in with mil on and surging idle. DTC p0505 present iac malfunction. goin with tests from mitchell i check for vacuum leaks none present and my fuel trims are ok. disconnect iac at idle and no change in idle. mitchell says if this occurs... Trouble codes: P0505
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U24
This Hummer shows code P0300 and is accompanied by a slight misfire at idle. Misfire is constant and, according to MODIS scanner, misfire happens mostly on cylinder #4. We tested compression. All cyls. read roughly 150 psi. We did an injector balance test and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire)
1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Hazard/turn signals VIN: SAJAY134XH
After replacing the hazard switch, the behavior or the turn signals remained incorrect, as if the hazard switch were still at fault, with no blinking for left and right, no blinking inside the car from the green arrows, and no blinking from the red hazard indi...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Coolant in Crank Case VIN: 1J4GL48K22
Hello Everyone: This is one of the only Jeep Liberty's we have had in our shop. Customer came in the shop just last week for regualar Maint. oil & filter Change. We found moisure on oil Filler cap at that time. She told us her son had just done a major clean u...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GL48K43
Hey all you Jeep guys. This Liberty doesn't start for us. There is no power to the starter. It also doesn't start in neutral. The only way we can start it is to jump the relay. Jeep (chrysler) seems to be real proud of their information. We can't find the ex...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel guage VIN: JT8UF11E9P
fuel guage reads empty when vehicle is first started.As vehicle warms up,fuel guage come up to proper fuel level.On average takes about 15 minutes to reach correct fuel level.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil seals VIN: JT6GFLOU1X
Hello to Lexus/Toyota techs: We need to replace the cam (an maybe the crank) seals on this car. The tools we've been using are the Schley #62300A. These do not have "lips" to keep the sealing ridge from possibly folding under during installation. We wonder if ...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF1232N
Help Mazda Techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy helping a buddy at another shop.Sorry about size of text.First complaint was mil on and was missing and surging.Well the emission maintenance lamp needed to be re-set to turn off lamp,I think that was correct, move...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA2218S
Customer complains of very intermittent stall at hot idle at stop lights. Have only been able to duplicate complaint once and I was unfortunately in heavy traffic. Was able to quickly check for spark which it had but have no way of knowing if it was in proper ...
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on
vehicle came in with mil lamp on, was able to retrieve trouble code 1170. while observing data stream on scaner, bank one sensor one 02 sensor voltage was changing very slow, during test drives while recording data, sensor would read 0.00 volts . 02 sensor was... Trouble codes: 1170 (o2 sensor no inversion)
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans in limp mode VIN: WDBJF5TJ00
This car once an while after coming to a stop on the next take off the transmission fall into limp mode after the ASR light to come on. I free up the linkage and adjust the arrow on the setup where the accelerator cable and trans cable connects.All the wiring ... Trouble codes: 022 (CCEFP actuator signals in limp mode), 098 (Can problem -no data reception from ASR), 30 (Can-no data from EA/CC/ISC n4/1)
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Exterior Lights, radio VIN: WBFA68F6XF
On this car the radio, exterior lights will shut off when you go over a bump. On the instrument cluster the battery, abs, bas/esp lights come on when this happens. All this will last for about 15 seconds after hitting the bump. The lights and radio come back o...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L engine noise VIN: 2MEFM74W0Y
hi everyone i got this mercury from anouther shop that after they changed the oil the lifters on the right side will not pump up i pulled the valve cover and there is no oil getting to the right side the left side is fine oil psi 40to 60 the engine is clean in...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Rear shocks VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
Hello Group, Is there a trick to replacing the rear shocks on this car? It does have the air ride. It seems that there is no easy way to keep the shaft of the shock from turning while loosening the top nut. Alldata says to grasp the dust tube (plastic) to prv...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33422
Greetings all, This car originally had a P1239. The wiring to the downstream sensor was damaged in the collision so we repaired it and replaced the upstream sensor for the code. Now the car sets a code P1241 when you drive it hard. All circuits were checked a... Trouble codes: P1239 (Secondary Upstream MAP Sensor too low engine stopped), P1241 (Secondary Upstream MAP Sensor too low at full load)
1993 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CH46DXP
Hello in technician land. Hope someone can help me. Matter of fact I know someone can. Working on this 1993 Galant with no start, no spark. Customer replaced the distributor with no help, then brought it here. My problem is that I don't have a good wiring diag...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L vehicle speed sensor (vss) VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
diagnose inop v.s.s. vss worked for 5 miles and quit. removed new vss and found shaft sheared off at retaining pin groove but plastic driven gear un-harmed. this is 2nd napa sensor. first napa replacement part was broken in same place when received new in box...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
this sentra came in as a no start. it ran but trans shifted badly. was taken to trans shop they thought PCM or trans module. customer picked up car and brought baqck to his dealer lot. then no start. we checked it had fuel pressure and spark but no injector pu...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ecm VIN: JMLCA3LD9Y
The MIL returned on and I retrieved the same code P1605 from "current memory". The code is a hard fault, it was cleared and it returned immediately. Rechecked the data line from the TCM to the ECM and found no problem in the wire. For the possiblilty of interm...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4N2XN11T6Y
stumped on this one. wouldn't idle at first. replaced iac. Now it will idle but the hc's are so high it blows my mind because just sitting at idle and revving it up you wouldn't think it was running as bad as it is except that you can smell the exhaust and my ... Trouble codes: 306 (misfire 6)
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Starting VIN: 1GHDX23E01
I have a no start. The starter is good.What I know is that turning the key on, everything works except on the insturment cluster I have on mileage, PRND321, or info. The check engine light and seat belt light or on. The turn signals and bright light work. Also...
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Camshaft VIN: 1P3EJ46C2W
got this one with a broken timing belt, pulled cover and timing belt looks fairly new, asked customer, she had bought the car from a used car lot 5 weeks earlier. when i started looking deeper the hydraulic tensioner was fully extended and seized (put it in a...
1999 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP45G6X
car knocked off going down road,plugs were wet with gas,#1&4 not fireing off of coil pack.all injecters are pluseing.replaced coil pack & cam seneor,same problem? wires to coil pack ,2&5,3&6 from computer are blinking when turnning motor over1&4 is grounded.i ...
1976 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 2T87M6N601
Hello group, this old firebirds got me feeling like a dummy. It has classic accelerator pump hesitation,but the pump spray looks good and i have been through the carb,put a kit and float in it, Egr system inop so its not a factor, fuel pressure and volume chec...
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L odometer VIN: WPOEB0912E
The odometer does not work in this car. I need to remove the speedometer but need some guidance as to what to remove with the least risk to the interior due to the age of the car. I thought pulling the steering wheel would gain some access, but not true. Once ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2985X
Hello Porsche Techs, And thank you very much in advance for taking the time to read my post. I have this '99 Boxter that code p0102 comes back on. I have power and ground to the Mass Air Flow sensor, there is a 5v ref. signal to it, and at idle I have 1.63v co... Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow low input circuit a)
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOCA2984X
have a question the air temp sensor on my global obdII says -40 i dont have a code for it but i tested the circut its good but it still reads -40 ohmed the sensor 2.0k and another sensor is the same am i just going after a lost cause or is this something that ...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hydraulic System VIN: JT4RN63R0G
This truck came in with a complaint of an occasional high, stiff pedal accompanied with reduced braking force. Could not verify this problem on test drive. Booster and check valve are working properly and retainig vacuum. I replaced the master cylinder, bled t...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L dash VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
Alright here is the problem. The cust is complaining that the odometer lights will flicker, the display unit keeps reseting back to begining of the year, and the A/C will cut on and off and the lights on the A/C will come on and off. The son drives this car an...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31F4P
All tech, this toyota avalon won't start.no injector pulse,it got spark and I can run it with carb cleanr.it seems temp related.the first time it was towed in it was very cold day.we pushed it inside and let it set while i worked on other car for an hour, it s...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUDT74F95
thanks to all who reply. it is very easy once you know which block to go into. here is how to do it. Cycle the Parking Brake ON, then OFF first. [Select] [53 - Parking Brake] [Basic Settings - 04] Group 007 [Go!] The brake calipers will then open, allowing...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L 4-5 shift VIN: WBAET37424
Well as it turns out there are not any reflashes,updatesor any other such electronic fixes for this situation.I am currently waiting for a replacement unit from the supplier and it is taking forever.Therefore I have to close this without a fix.Thanks for the r...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on
hello , thank you all for the great ideas, many people advised on checking the ckp sensor which i could not find a problem with. On the second time in the car seems to have vacuum leak by the fuel trim readings , it appears the upper intake may be warped & lea... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54K21
first i would like to thank the 38 techs that offered help to me but the problem turned out to be something no one would have guesed. the keyway on the crank got flatten by my trainee when he put the balancer on. the thought hit me after i went through all of ...
1979 Cadillac DeVille 7.0L Engine VIN: 6D47S99242
Well, it is still not back together yet, but I will get it done. After all this, I finally pulled a couple of the pistons. Looks like I am to blame all the way around. I had first started checking pistons on my better cylinders. I finally pulled out the bad 70...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heater vents VIN: 1G6KD52B9R
customer declined repairs stated he cant see how a heater core would fix his condition. after all your helpfull replies i am shure it will,but not my car,again thanks for taking time out of your busy day to lend help.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Excessive High Idle VIN: 1G6KD54Y5W
First I want to thank IATN and members for being an outstanding source of info and help. I have fixed this vehicle. Don't know where my head was about the MAF sensor. Most everyone stated it had to be a vacuum leak. You were all correct. A few also mentioned t... Trouble codes: P0101 (freeze frame), P1571 (freeze frame), P0121 (freeze frame), P0101 (freeze frame).
1987 Chevrolet V10 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Endplay VIN: 1GNEV16K7H
Hello all, The 350 is built and gone. Thanks for the help. I recieved a LOT of replies for this post, but a couple of really good ones shed the most light on the subject. Let me start by saying that I build about 40 engines a year, but 95% of them are over...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDUD6D6N
This vehicle disappeared off of our lot, I'm sure the owner took it, probably din't want to pay our diagnosis fee, so no fix to post. But most everyone told me that the injector is fired by the ECM when it gets it's signal from the ignition module, there was...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFC29MST
this one is fixed and gone.this was one of those that had made the rounds to other shops and owner has spent tons of money and it ends up on your door step. it wasnt running when it arrived and first inspecttion found loose,cut,spliced wires missing brkts and ... Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air low frenency), P0340 (cmp curcuit).
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1440V
looks like customer abandoned this one. can't get a hold of them no how. number is disconnected just sent them a letter today. any way we did check with all replys still same condition if we do get to fix this one i will post it thanx to everyone who replied Trouble codes: P0108, P0122, P0123.
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L Pedal VIN: 1GAHG39G31
Sorry to be replying after the repair was done more thhan a week ago, but the week after was busy. This week is more subdued. The bleeder had to be extracted, and, after bleeding the system, the pedal pumped up and the brakes worked normally. The tech had trie...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Fuel Pressure VIN: 2C3EL56T2R
Thanks to everyone for your replys. It ended up being a bad ignition switch. The first one we put in from chrysler was defective. Paul
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L dash cluster VIN: 2D4GP44383
techs; most all the replies were for dash cluster repairs , or replacement which was the answer . the archives were valuable after entering electrical not dashboard OUCH !!. thanks to robert from maryland, ken from california,edwin from illinois,doug from wash...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48C74
Thanks for the suggestions guys. At this point in time we don't want to spend the money on special tools for this truck, haven't seen many of them yet. Did find out the fuel pump TSB about the transfer pump does apply to this truck, was not sure at first. The ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire
Thanks everybody for the help! Turns out I had 2 bad coils oe fixed it.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Cuts out
The Turbocharger fixes the problem. The previous person had drilled a hole in right exhaust manifold and tap a new hole for the exhaust backpressure line and broke a drill bit in the manifold and did not take out.Drill bit lodged in exhaust side of turbo. Most...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FBSS31L9W
First off thanks to all for the help. The fuel pump tested 35 psi at all rpms so we moved on. Thanks to advise we went back and did a flow check. 2-3 ounces ounces in 15 seconds. New pump. Runs great.
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1FAEFP13P6
Thank you for all the responses to my post. I attempted all the suggestions that I had not already tried to no avail. I even tried threading a large self tapping bolt into the sensor to see if I could turn it a little to free it up, but that did'nt work either...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L braking VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Thanks for the replies we ended up just replacing the left front brake hose also. Even though there was no drag at all even after getting the brakes very hot. There does not seem to be any explanation for what failed. We even disected the hose, and no problems...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
Sorry- I forgot to close this post. As most of you responded, there was no KAM power to the module but the owner was strapped for cash so I did as Edward from NY suggested; I ran drive cycles without turning off the car and got it through the revised NY inspec...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L valve train VIN: 1FMPU16L8Y
After further invesigation of this motor found that the original vehicle had been rolled and then junked out, wrecking yard started vehicle and said it ran fine, but when I got the vehicle i notice a very faint miss not enough to really pay attention to didn't...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU73W32
I had to send this to my transmission rebuilder. It was as everyone said a intermediate servo problem. He gave me a bit of a break on the price since I had already put a new solenoid in, which he always does on rebuilds of this model. He is very knowledgeable ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L23
Hey guys. Still waiting for this customer to get back to me - he had the ABS module replaced about 6 months ago - which he neglected to share with me - advised him to return to the dealer for possible warranty & let me know. Thanks for the replies. Dave
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTYR10D73
Thanks for the two replies. They were both right. The timming was off. I didn't have the propper tool, and I used a bolt to hold the crankshaft. I was unclear about where to place it. I had it stuck in a divot in the crank that I'm sure is where they drilled i...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Hard start
well guys after all the checking and scoping and probing I finally had a breakthrough... It dawned on me that if it's getting fuel while it sits maybe I should stick the five gas down the throttle plates and look for hydrocarbons...bingo numbers went high...on... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor performance).
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L volt meter VIN: 1GETK14T53
Thanks to all that responded. What we actually found was after removing the IPC, we found that the volt gauge needle was sticking or jumping in the sweep, hence not a smooth, fluid motion. Since the owner of the vehicle was leaving for home (South Dakota) the ...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX4
The customer has not brought the vehicle back in to be ferther checked out. We fill confident the timing belt was installed one tooth off like two or three of the replies stated. I will close this out. The customer is not sure when he will be able to drop the ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor circuit performance).
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L valves VIN: 4S2CM57WDW
It appears that these engines have spring loaded gears to keep the backlash out of the system. The person who assembled the heads did not tension the spring. Set the springs correctly and all is quiet. Thanks to all who responded. Dan
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J4GW48N3Y
Hi Techs, I got several replies and almost everyone had a different way of doing this adjustment. I left the steering wheel loose and adjusted total toe to the preferred setting of .20 instead of .40 as my repair Tech. suggested and didn't have to re-adjust th...
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L rotors VIN: JT8JS47E7S
Thank you all for your input. We had verry little time to spend one the car this time in. we turned the rotors and shimed the master cylinder 3/32 away from the booster the customer is back on the road and will let us know if we did any good.
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BF28G8W
Hello, and thanks to all that responded. I went through this car today and checked the rack mounting bushings, all the struts, control arm bushings, front end parts, caliper slides and pistons, rotors, and everything else from the front bumper, to the rear. I ...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: SGUGOGJOOU
well guys everyone said new airflow meter and you all were right.I guess this is a common problem with toyotas,this is my first one so thanks to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L piston liners/cylinders
Thank you all for your replies , lot of interesting possibility's Came out. The Shop where i had the liners fitted had bought a load of liners from the USA, that hads originally been bought from China LMAO. and sent down here I was not the only one to be used ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L trunk release wiring VIN: WDBRF61J42
Thanks very much with the info on the wiring position as this fixed the concern and all is well. Trunk now opens and customer is happy.
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L headlights VIN: 1MEFM55S72
Sorry about the delay, I wanted to make sure the car was fixed. The head lights and the lights in the bottom of the side mirrors were coming on randomly and the they stopped acting up while I was testing the car. I got a reply that the out side lock key pad co...
1974 Nissan 620 Pickup 1.8L Slave Cylinder VIN: PL62036699
Thank you to all who responded to my call for help. This one appears to be fixed. Several of you nailed it.(Mike, David, Tom, Larry, Keith, Jay, Aaron, Stephen. Apon further examination it looked as though the cluch pedal sat a little high.(slightly higher tha...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L decel downshift VIN: 1N4AL11E72
Techs suggested testing tps, maf and map, making sure these are ok, checking internal problem bulletin 04-035, shift solenoids problems, going with scanner to get freeze frame of tps. Customer has not returned will update if he does and problem is found.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L starter and flexplat VIN: 1G3WH52H4Y
thanks for the help! the reman starter bolt holes were not drilled on center. even the old busted starter had the same thing. got a different starter from a diffrent supplier. problem cured. seems over time the nose cone gets week from the stress of the crooke...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L timing chain VIN: 1G8JU52F1Y
Sorry for the delay in closig this but I wanted to be sure it was good. I ended up putting in just the tensioner and the upper guide rail. The responses were split half and half about replacing the whole chain set. I choose to do only tensioner and the upper c...
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