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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L transmission VIN: 19UUA56853
we installed a waterpump and a timing belt on friday and the car came back on monday with the complaint of bucking on the highway. hooked up scanner an pulled coeds p1739 po730 po780 did some testing found oil in in 3rd clutch pressure switch replaced with new...
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...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B61
Hey All, I have this audi (2001 A6 Quattro) that is smoking out the exhaust pipes like crazy. If this was a BMW V8 it would definetly be the crank vent plate on the back of the intake manifold. Do you think this has a similar crank vent problem caused by a ve...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6348X
thanks in advance for the help. this bmw has auto climate control and the heat fades in the panel position. on any other ventilation position the heat is fine. mitchell lists no self test info. any info on how to test would be helpful.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L trunk VIN: WBAGN63423
trunk will not open - have tried release inside car and remote control - all other functions of remote normal - live data with modic shows no function of internal release button when pushed - but also shows an open rear hatch contact switch - anyone have any s...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5338L
This Cadillac seems to start and run good in the morning no matter how cold it is. It sometimes be hard starting after it was shut off for a couple hours. Changed the coolant temp sensor and that seemed to fix that problem. Now after that repair a couple days ...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6EL12Y8V
Looking for some direction please 1997 4.6 Cadilac Eldorado. Poor idle quality. Gently hunting for an idle and seems to have a random lean missfire. Obviously running lean. Fuel pressure is 53 PSI out of 48 - 55 spec. with good volume. By the scan data Bank 1 ...
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 ...
1989 Chevrolet Pickup C3500 7.4L intake manfold
chevy guys help me out.replaced intake manfold with gaskets.striaht edged new manifold and heads ok at time of repairs.has come back with same problem.leaking center ports,same as last time.last intake was warped beyound repairs.did use metal inserts for new g...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L 3-4 shift VIN: 2G1WL54T1R
Please help I am pulling my hair out I have this 94 lumina that I rebuilt the trans on a month ago and left fine no problems and came back a month later with erattic 3-4 shift (it hunts back and fourth) in and out of overdrive I have scanned for codes none the...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L noise VIN: 1GNEK13R3T
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Return hose VIN: 2GCEC19V41
Greetings Tech Wizards. This pickup came in on the hook about 2 weeks ago with a broken shaft in the power steering pump. Not too uncommon. It had tossed the belt off which was tangled around pretty much everything and when we were replacing the pump we notice...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Electronic VIN: 2G1WF52E11
My first time replacing an EPC solenoid on one of these. Any shortcuts? I took off left axle and trans mount. Do I need to drop the whole crossmember to pull of the side cover? Thanks for your help.
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Passlock System VIN: 2G1WX19368
The vehicle originally came in with a po1626 and a u1000 code and of course a no start condition,as well as no interior littes and radio not working and power locks too. After recharging the battery and disconnecting and reattaching the ground cable,I waited t...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L A/C compressor VIN: 1C4GT64LBV
Vehicle came in with no A/C . Customer replaced clutch assembly with new part after bearing failure. Found fuse #18 in pdc blown, replace and jumped relay, failed again. Tested and found wiring at clutch harness cut and butt connected. testing found that the c...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L engine VIN: 1B7MF36C5R
Bad leak right above oil pressure switch. Looks like some sort of cover bolted to block. Unsure if this is the source. Has anyone experienced this before, and is there a cover plate. Thanks ahead of time!
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Front Diff VIN: 1B7KF26Z0R
This Dodge Ram 2500 (8800 GVW) The Owner Said 4 Wheel Drive Not Working. He Has Hung The Truck Up 2 Or 3 Times Latley. We Tried It On The Road And In The Drive. Dash 4 Wheel Light Comes On And Feels Like It Is In 4 Wheel. Put It On The Rack . All Wheel Off The...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L hydro boost brakes VIN: 3B7KF23D5V
Vehicle came in with no brake assis and no RIGHT hand power steering assist, and very little intermitent sporatic LEFT hand assist, including binding an jerking. Narrowed down that the steering box was consuming all of the hydraulic power buy revving engine i...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B3ES42Y7X
Good day people. I might be missing something very basic here, but I am trying to find this oproblem without changing parts galore. The vehicle will start up fine, but idle poorly for the first few minutes and then smooth out. The TPS sensor seems within specs... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipil missfire.)
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Customer bought this vechile cheap not runing got runing.Then brought it to my shop after he couldn't get it runnig right and make the speedometer work. I replaced the tcm,that got the speedo. too work . But it still misses real bab . I did a current ramp On e...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N12
Good morning. We have this ram pickup that on cold starts in the morning will set code p1391 surge and cut out.Runs good warm other then will after a while, coat spark plugs with soot from running rich as acts up .have hooked up a scope to check both ckp&cmp s... Trouble codes: P1391
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18D53
hello all , my vehicle here so i hope you can help. after driving for a while in very cold temps (-16 c) at cruise speeds , coming to a stop it has trouble holding idle. plus all these electronic throttle control codes come up, and after awhile the throttle li... Trouble codes: 2108 (electronic throttle control), 2175 (etc), 2174 (etc), 2101 (etc), 2118 (etc), 2110 (etc also 2111 and 2106)
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMEU1761V
I'm having a little trouble with this one. The customer brought the car in because of a long cranking concern. I was only able to duplicate the problem once in three days. It cranks and sputers for about 45 seconds. I tapped the gas pedal a little just before ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6V
Hello fellow tech can U All help. In globel test mode 52 test failed what is the test and it function and what system am I looking into. Thanks in advance.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L intake VIN: 1FTNE24L2W
hello to all. we have this ford van that has a popping/clicking (loud) coming from the plastic lower intake on this vehicle. you can put your hand on the plastic intake and feel the pop/click noise. it's not rhythmic like one cylinder would be missing but kind...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L engine
Last June this van came in needing a head job. Upon tear down we found that one head needed to be replaced, and the other one could be rebuilt. We bought one head, and had a machine shop rebuild the other. 5 months later the customer is complaining of major oi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FTNW21F41
does not happen often enough to locate fault, any help would be appreciated, has happened twice on trip from texas to kansas, truck will sputter, buck & cut out may die but will re-start, may drive 3-4 weeks here local befor it acts up for 10-15 seconds & will... Trouble codes: P0344 (interment cam siginal)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L turbine speed sensor VIN: 1FTYR15E13
I am working on a 2003 Ford Ranger that is giving me some problems. It came to the shop with the Overdrive off light flashing and a complaint of hard shifting after the light started flashing. I checked for codes and I got two codes. P0715 and p0717 both are t...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW33PZ4
have been adding coolant to overflow for about a month well over a gallon. fuel smell in cab for as long leaves puddle overnight under starter have pressure tested cooling system no drop at any time, fuel pressure is o.k. makes no sense and i know problems are...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L dash noise VIN: 1FTPW14544
thank you once again, this truck has a dash noise on the right side that seems like a vacuum leak whistle which comes and goes. the truck can be driven several days with no noise and other day with noise all the time have had a tech set in right side and can c...
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKCS13W1S
hey fellow techs...vehicle came in on hook,crank no start...fuel pressure @ 28psi...replaced fuel pump...fuel pressure @ 60psi...engine starts but misfiring badly...all 3 cylinders on left side not working...pulled plugs..running extremely rich...thinking inje...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L steering wheel VIN: 2GTEK19R3W
This problem occurs only intermittently. Wose when cold. Steering wheel will shake back and forth by itself driving straight down the road. This is much more than tire shimmy or vibration. It will go away by itself. I have heard about a problem in the pressure...
2002 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKET16S92
This is for you trans guys. This has the GM226HD transfer case. When you put in Auto 4 wheel drive it works. When in 4 hi or 4 low it won't turn the front wheels. Front axle is engaging in all three modes. Seems like there is something broken in t-case, but ni...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L rear differential VIN: 1GJHG39U93
We do a ton of differential work but not on Chevy/GMC. First I need to identify this unit- I know its a Dana limited slip- it has a 12 bolt cover. I have been told it may be a Super 60 or PowerLok. I am looking for the model number- either Dana's or Gm's. So f...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5548W
Hello all, I have a Honda here I'm having some trouble with. The check engine light goes on and off intermittently, setting the misfire codes listed below. While driving the vehicle, you feel no evidence of 3 cylinders misfiring? I replaced the plugs because o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L radio interior light key alarm VIN: 2HGEJ8542X
all circuits on the same fuse according to the wiring daigram Any ideas? Thanx
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)
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L oil system VIN: 5GRGN23U63
Help!! Hey guys, here we go again! My wife drives a 2003 Hummer that has been trouble free from it's first day. I have serviced the engine by the maintenance schedule to a tee. I have changed the oil by the maintenance indicator and have used Mobil 1 5W-30 oi...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S21
this vehicle has been in a number of times with the code.po456 i have smoked tested this vehicle a number of times. every time i cannot find a leak but i will run the leak detection pump test with the drb3 and it will set a po456 small leak. i have replaced th... Trouble codes: P0456
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E6L
hey all, thanks in advance for your help. we have a lexus ls400 in the shop for failed emission. a question we have is: that section behind the 2 cat. converters, is that a resonator or a nox bed? appreciate anybody's help because lexus was no help. they call ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L noise VIN: JT8UF11E3R
Hello to all, I have this LS400 thats makes a knocking noise just after starting in about one of 30 starts, Of course it started after I replaced the belt,in 50 starts I had'nt heard it finally have heard it and it sounds like pre-ignition four or five good ...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, FLOODED VIN: JT8UZ30C5S
This vehicle will not start in cold weather. The customer has had the problem for three years, has had to several garages. It is towed in, we always find it flooded. Changing plugs starts car but does not solve problem. Any advise is appreciated.
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rotors VIN: 1LNLMB1W1V
Thank you for your help in advance. I hope you can help resolve this strange problem. Our customer's 97 Lincoln Town Car goes through brake rotors in about 10,000 to 15,000 miles. We replaced both front rotors and installed Car Quest ceramic pads @ 69,000 mile...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L security VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
replaced spark plugs, replaced fuel pump, security light flash all the time and will not start
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Door locks VIN: WMWRC33413
Hi, first of all thanks for any help. I have a 2003 Mini cooper, came in with front Left and Right door lock servos inop with remote and when switching door lock switch. (2) Grinding fuel door servo. I replace the gas door servo, grinding noise is gone and ser...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNLCA31D7Y
need some help from you nissan techs. Had this maxima come in with the code p1320 found a tsb ref # ntb01-059 that said if premum gas is being used replace ignition coils. I have now replaced all the coils and still have the code any help would be great. Ps ha... Trouble codes: P1320
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L variable cam timming VIN: 1N4AL11D8L
this one making a rattle sound on start up and about 1500 rpm power braken it .and during driveing under load. we removed the serp. belt still there. sounds like it's comeing from behind timing cover on top end. were thinking the variable cam timing system but...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L transfer case
to all you nissan murano specialists. this customer is a real good friend an excellent bodyman but not a mechanic. he built this murano from a wreck 2 years ago and never checked fluid in transfer case. pulled drain plug and no fluid came out. now I need to re...
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.8L heater
Help driving me crazy. This vehicle has no heat. Have replaced heater core,control valve,t stat and waterpump.Found no flow at heater core when remove outlet hose I have flow but when reconnect no flow. I can take a hose and connect from heater core outlet and...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H4X
This one has me at my wits end! Vehicle originally came in for intermittent dying condition and ses light on. Using a genysis scanner, pulled code for crank sensor circuit p0335. Monitoring the pid for crank sensor showed time B. Another tech in the shop repla... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L coolant fans VIN: 1GHDX03E53
As far as we can tell everything is as it should be but the computer is not grounding the coolant fans to come on. Is there some info that the computer needs or has to have that it is not getting, which will cause it to not make the command for fan operation, ...
1995 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3ES47C3S
I have this 1995 Neon that starts fine when cold. Once it warms up, It starts running very erratic and most times stalls. It came in with the service engine light on with code 11 stored. The cam signal was dropping out on the scan tool. The sensor was changed ... Trouble codes: 11 (Loss of cam/ crank signal at PCM)
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport SE 3.8L abs
Hello! ABS-light on, my question is if I can get any codes out whithout any "Tool"? Nothing in Autodata. Thank You. Best regards Mikael
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G8AG52F84
Hello, I have a customer with this 04 Ion complaining of a very intermittent no start, no crank. The customer says it happens about 3 or 4 times per month. Customer leaves work and when she gets in the vehicle it will not crank over. She took note that the hea...
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 5GZCZ33D24
Hello all, I have a Saturn Vue here with an intermittent problem. The customer described the complaint as an intermittent bucking and no power/hesitation when starting from a stop. As I have not yet been able to experience this complaint, I can not verify if t...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ53454
Hi, I have a problem that is very new to me. I hope that one of you can help me or have seen it before. Intermittenly this Vue will just loose power and run very bad. The service engine soon, service vehicle soon, Traction control, Reduce engine power, and Ant...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Pass Headlamp VIN: JF1SF65632
This one is Blowing the Left Headlamp fuse that is located in the Fuse Panel under the Hood next to the Headlamp relay. I have done an inspection of the wiring harness from the Bottom of the fuse panel and to both headlamps and do not see any signs of damage. ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L rear seatbelts VIN: JT3HPLOV7Y
has anyone out there any good ideas on how to replace the gummed up latches on the rear seats of this RAV 4 short of cutting the upholstery-I'm sure that this upholstery must come off but I'd appreciate any clues so I don't mess up these seats. thanks for any ...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge, Decell VIN: 4T1BF32K62
 I need to be educated on the Throttle Actuator Control system. After a slight warm up driving at study speed of approx. 45 MPH it just decelerates down to around 35 sometimes 40,and if you just hold the pedal it will pick back up. If you push on the a...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brake booster VIN: WVWPD63B3B
This vechicle first came in to my shop in November. The brake pedal was frozen and could not be depressed. The brakes were not stuck on, only the pedal would not move. After removal of the master cylnder I thought I found the problem. The booster was half full...

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Unknown VIN: TRUTC28NX1
Hi and thanks for all the help, well it's in the diff, have not disassembled yet waiting for authorization. Either the diff came loose or bad gear. Thank you all did not want to wait for customer before closing post.
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5310P
Thank you to the 11 people who responded to my request. The overwhelming consensus was water damage on the DME (engine computer). I didn't have to go any farther than this because when I removed it from the car and took it apart, the bottom of the circuit boar...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD6329S
thank you all for all the great responses. we did get the customer to commit to doing a flush. upon removing the pan i found a lot of debree in the bottom and the magnet looket like a chia-pet. there were also some large chunks of metal (steel) in the pan. thi...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBA6F8327V
i changed the double relay and had the same problem.customer needed the car so he took it and has not returned as of yet.before he left i did ceck the signal wire at the wiper motor.there was no pulsing of power with the wipers on so from what i have been told...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag light on VIN: 4USCH7332W
thanks for the replies on this one. one tech said remove battery cables & touch them together, but I'm scared of that. Besides I'm afraid of having to recode the radio to get it operational again. so I went ahead and spent money for european upgrade on modis. ...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS1324M
After running all the tests that everyone suggested and trying another modual we replaced the the distributor with a reman unit and this worked. Thanks
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L overheating VIN: 1GCPM19Z3R
thanks all the members who responed. i have ck water pump and it is right one. i reinstall head back to van. it was still overheating. but i have waterflow out of thermostat out. put back thermostat water stop flow. anthor shop near by recommend to dwell 1/8 h...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU06E3T
Well I think I fixed this van,I found an aftermarket wire tapped into the 3x high wire from the ICM.I think its for a security system or remote start.I unplugged it and it has not acted up it four test drives now. thanks goes to the ones who took the time to...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, GAUGES VIN: 1GCCS1445V
The problem turned out to be electrical. I noticed that the problem would occur more often when a full electrical load was on the system, (fan on high, lights on, etc..) started looking for and circuit that was heating up. touched fuseable link coming off alte... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault).
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L overheating VIN: 1G1MD52J5Y
I would like to thank everyone for your prompt response and for the very useful technical assistance. Sincerely, Robert PS: The problem was air in the system and reservoir cap
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W61
I went back and RE-checked all the power, grounds and wires between the ECM and ICM (and coil). I then replaced the plugs to make sure they were not the problem as they had been in the vehicle for about 2 years (we think fron customer). I then checked the dist... Trouble codes: P0351.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Power Steering VIN: 1GNEK13T91
To Andy [...]; It snowed last night and I spent the morning moving cars and moving snow. I am beginning to think your vacation suggestion somewhere warm is a great idea! To the rest of you who responded, thank you all very much. The cu...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L reverse VIN: 1GNDX13E92
After spending time testing and going over symptoms, I was not comfortable spending the time to change the solenoid. The trans. had too many different problems. I recommended to the customer to replace the trans. I did partially disassenble it and found some l...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R14
Hello and thanks for the replies. Well this one is fixed. This vehicle has a Linear EGR Valve and in testing all the wires for power and ground with a dvom, we then pulled the connector to the PCM which is in the left fender skirt. We back probed and ohmed all... Trouble codes: P0405.
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L Stall VIN: 1FDJF3715G
Thanks a lot to all of you who took the time to advise me on this truck. I have not been able to pursue this problem for a couple of weeks, but I need to close this request. Most all of you suspected the injection pump which is what I am going to replace. I wa...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L all VIN: 1FTHX26G6T
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. The customer opted not to repair vehicle at this time (claims ugly divorce) But what I did, I verified that the torque convertor was slipping. I don't have access to a scanner that will display slip, so I put the tr...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Column VIN: 1FTHX26F1T
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. I ended up removing the column as most suggested and it wasn't hard at all. I removed the steering wheel. This wheel didn't have tapped holes in it for pulling but instead had 2 slots to fit puller arms under, like...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
thanks for all of your replies. hours after i sent request i pulled belt off of vehicle again and this time the noise was there cam sync drive was the problem. thanks again for everyone out there who answered! mark
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
thanks for all the help.All of the replies are very good and are possible for theese symtoms.however it has a mechanical problem not electrical.It didnt make since do do it but I did it anyways that was a compression check.all cylinder are between 20 percent.9...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP6631W
Thanks to all that replied. I replaced the alternator again and the dip was less and not as noticeable.Also cleaned all grounds under the battery and air cleaner.We also determined that the bower motor was drawing more amps than it should.Customer decided to t...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP56S2Y
Greetings, techs. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get this vehicle to cooperate and breakdown in my presence, so I took a deep breath and installed a new fuel pump. So far so good, it's been almost a month and no problems. Thanks to all who took time out of the... Trouble codes: P1237.
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36PXY
i would like to thank everyone for there time and input. had a 2000 ford focus 2.0 split port with a vibration at idle and cold starts. we tried jacking up the engine slightly while running and the vibration went away. we replaced the mount and the vibration i...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L throttle VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Thanks to all who replied, as it truns out found ice in PCV also. installed the updated ( heated ) PCV valve and oil change. explained to customer to let car warm up little longer in this deep freeze we're having now. thanks again Dan, Joe, Richard, & Raymond.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W11
sorry it took so long to reply...customer just brought vehicle back replaced dpfe sensor like 29 of the 30 replies said to do and problem is fixed...thanx to everybody that replied..Luis Trouble codes: P0401.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, VIN: 1FMRU17W73
thanks for all for the input --sounds like the coil may have fixed it. i think the customer is waiting for something else to break. and the service manager is to lame to pick up the phone and confirm. :) any way i will try the airflow meter if it comes back
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4wd VIN: IFMFU18L63
The replies were to ck powers and grounds to the module and to suspect a bad t-case motor. I tried a $350.00 module from ford and it looks fixed. Thanx all for the help.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oil leak VIN: IFMPU18L83
Most of the replies said that head gasket leaks are common and to use infra red leak trace in the oil. The customer decided to sell the truck as is. Thanx for the help. Ray
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCE6670V
Thanks you all for great advice and fix on this car. the customer finally authorized to put in the main relay. We drove the car for three days with no problem. Once again thank you all.
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L rad fan VIN: 1J4GL48K12
Hi Techs,Thanks for all the help it was greate! The fan relais is mounted on the left frame rail below head light,after I found it it was easy to replace and fixed the problem! thanks Ralph
1999 Kia PRIDE 1300CC Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, LACKING POWER VIN: KNEDA2422Y
Thank you to all who replied to my plea, the main problem I had was getting any Kia data or test proceedure at all.I was convinced I had an electrical missfire underload which was due to speed sensor within distributor unit, my snap on old brick would not hook... Trouble codes: 13 (This code does not appear to exist).
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L obdII monitor VIN: KNADC12593
I would love to tell you that I was the one that fixed this vehicle, but I am not. The vehicle was still under warranty so the dealer took care of it. What did cure this problem makes absolutely no sense to me, considering that there was not 1 code stored in t...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil seals VIN: JT6GFLOU1X
I checked this out after my tech removed the covers: the cam seals are fairly accessible. The cam sticks out far enough to put the seal on the cam and push it back to the head--then use the press tool to push it home. Our problem was we gouged the cam sealing ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JTHBD18201
Finally this car is gone,the problem was a faulty ECM, even the dealer said it wasn't a common, problem but whomever worked on the engine did something which caused this condition. Thank you to all the helpful responses from all of you guys, Jim,Eric, Chalk, R...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear seats VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
thank you to the three replies i got. the seat does fit thanks again.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L steering VIN: WDBCA37D6F
thanks to all the teches that answer.i did not find the vibration problem.sand car to dealer they could not find the vibration problrm.thank you all
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L delayed shifts VIN: WDBFA67E9R
All right guys I finally fixed this car about a week and a half ago, didn't want to reply too soon (test drove alot). We ended up pulling the B1 servo for inspection and sure enough when compared to another used one out of a tranny we had in our shed it was ab...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM53S6V
I replaced the radiator and backflushed the heater core and wow, I have heat. I should've went wioth my thoughts, but we were trien to be cost efficent on this one. I also replaced a hose which had a small hose going to the reservoir that someone had broke whi...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4N2XN11T6Y
bad injectors dumping too much fuel in there. started on the bank that 6 is on since it was showing a misfire there, but didn't think it would be just one so replaced all three on that bank. had to run for a while to burn off all the extra fuel in there but cl... Trouble codes: 306 (misfire 6).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge VIN: 124AL11D22
HI and thanks to all respond and great info,i would like to say that you know thing more than i do know and that for sure,i told the customer on what you told me to do,so customer took the car to the dealership ask them to realern the pcm and that what it was....
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP45R4V
sorry it took so long to post fix...checked all power leads to asd relay..ok...check wiring harness under battery carriage...ok...checked pcm power & grounds..ok...had to be something stupid...checked crank sensor and it was not installed all the way in..pushe...
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