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1999 Audi A4 2.8L evap. monitor VIN: WAUED28D1X
need to see if anybody has run into this problem the evap. monitor not runnning to completion. cleared all codes and checked all other monitors and all run and pass, no codes, fuel sensor and tests all passing, fuel cap passing. look foward to any suggestions....
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1G4AH54N6L
We got this from another shop. They installed a new Cat. This car is in for a failed Emission test. NOs failed. We do NOT have a gas analyzer. What I do is get the car running correctly, then take it for a retest myself. When in open loop the car runs and id...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L gauges VIN: 1G6KF54951
Hello, this 2001 Cadillac DTS Deville has a reoccuring problem. Approximately 4 month ago it had to be jump started. Upon checkout no problems were found but battery was replaced. Today the same thing happened. Yesterday it drove fine, today completely dead. A...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KF57392
the stability light comes on after driving car for approx. 1000 feet. the suspension system has been tested and everything looks good all sensors are in spec also the abs system and all systems check out good, what are we overlooking? thanks ron
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L tpm sensors VIN: 1JU7459302
Hey guys and gals. God bless all and thank God for IATN!!! This isn't a specific technical repair help request but this escalade brought forth a major expense to the shop. When our tire technicians break and mount the tires we use euro paste. Recently we have ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L OBDII monitors VIN: 1GCCS1449T
Scanned PCM and found egr, cat and o2 monitors hadn't cleared. Drove the truck following the drive cycle from MOD to a T. After about 50 miles, got the O2 and Egr to clear, but no cat. "Heated" cat goes to ready early. After about 100 miles of driving "by the ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GNEK13R3T
Vehicle hesitates at 45mph-48mph cap rotor wires plugs fuel pump distributor fuel filter have all been replaced within the last 6 months. Stuck on diagnostoc step.Any help would be great thanks.
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Door Locks VIN: 1GNDX06E2V
We put a new battery in this vehicle about 6 months ago. They claim ever since then the Electric Door Locks will not work. When you press the lock button there is a click coming from the BCM but nothing happens. Same goes with the remote, BCM clicks but nothin...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hard start VIN: 1GCCS1441X
This truck has a very hard start when it is shut off and sits for over half an hour.All the spark plugs were fouled black with fuel.The fuel presure is good and seems to be holding presure.There is nothing on the scan tool that is out of specs.The Long term fu...
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GTGG25R7Y
Greetings. this van came in for idle concern. found the usual GM pcm full of corrosion under hood. Replaced pcm & idle returned ok. Customer returns with no speedo. Check output of pcm connector c4 pins 3 &4. They are both vss outputs. One goes to speedo & one...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEHK29G8
This 8.1 engine uses a LOT of oil. A quart per 50 miles type of consumption. I know it doesn't have a PCV valve, but can someone explain how the crankcase ventilation system works? There is a tube on the underside of the intake with a metered orifice that sits...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L t-case VIN: 1GNDT13S12
From another shop, had code 321 / 327, they replaced encoder motor ( non functional) only too find out interenal damage had been done. We recieved and replaced unit with a reman. Installed the new encoder motor they had replaced. Here is the drill, hope someon...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L battery VIN: 1C4GP64L8T
hello fellow iatn members, looing for help on battery going dead after setting for 9 days. tested for abnormal draw-none. battery tests good, alt output phone charger or related accesories in vehicle. elderly couple, good customer. appreciate any help
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54R9T
Van was towed in for no start,replaced cam sensor and crank sensor,still no spark and scanner reads 160 rpm while cranking.Orange wire on crank and cam sensor has 8 volts.I checked the asd relay.Made sure there is voltage to the battery voltage terminal on coi... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GG22XXW
Hi all, I don't do this type of work,(my shop truck) so i'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. This thing's got a slight miss only felt as your just coming to a stop. Just before the wheels stop turning, the truck shakes quite a bit. The code ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Y0X
This truck came in for rough running and a check engine light. Scanned pcm and had a p1391 cam/crank intermitent loss of signal. Hooked scope to both cam and crank sensors and test drove. Both patterns appeared clean and had the right amplitude. I did learn th...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L knock/ping VIN: 1B7HF16Y8Y
Vehicle has very bad knock/ping under load and hard accel on highway. TSB stated intake gasket problems. Replace intake gasket, cap and rotor. Vehicle still knocks. Good gas in vehicle. No egr or knock sensor used on this vehicle. Thanks..
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Starting Circuit VIN: 1B4GP44G7Y
Good morning - this Grand Caravan has been giving us fits for the last few days. The vehicle will not turn over. We have narrowed the diagnostics to the yellow power wire coming off of the ignition switch - it is not providing battery voltage through the #10 (...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L torque converter VIN: 1D7HU18Z92
I searched archives and find a lot of P1740 but no P0740. I have no torque converter lock-up. I have a Genesys scan tool and do the tcc sol. test and truck does not stall. I teed a pressure gauge in the cooling line. At idle,in drive,I have about 25 lbs. press...
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 5.9L defroster VIN: 1D4HS38N93
Hello,I have this 2003 Durango with no airflow to the defroster.I have scanned the system with my OTC and there are not any codes.You can actually hear the system change to defrost mode when you activate it,[either by scanner or knob on dash] it will switch of...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18W13
I have this truck that came in and would not idle. Removed idle air control valve and it was full of ice. Looked at the air box on top of the tbi and there was ice in it too. Removed top of air filter box and it was clean and dry. Looked at air box, the snorke...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L engine R&R VIN: 3D7MV48C44
Vehicle is here for smoking out blowby tube Pulled head found number 5 and 6 cylinders bad Ordered rebuilt complete motor and now we are attemping to install All data says pull trans first has anyone ever done one of these Why pull trans? The second question...
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Stall, flooding?! VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Help!! This Ranger is kicking our rears all over the frozen tundra!! It normally runs well, but will intermittently stall on decel and not restart- acts very flooded when this happens- no codes on KORO or KOER self test- fuel sample was good- substituted known...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L hard start VIN: 2FDKF38F1S
Hi I have a 1995 ford f350 7.3l diesel in here EOT reads 270 cold and drops to 230 when hot unit is a hard start cold have replaced sensor with known good one from another truck and the old sensor reads fine in other truck next - checked pin 91 gy/r wire at pc... Trouble codes: P0198
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door motor VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
Hi Gruop! We are replacing the heater box and blend door motor in this Explorer due to a broked blend door. We have done several of these in the past but there is a question with this one. When we mount the blend door motor to the box it requires quite a bit o...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L door locks VIN: 1FMZU35PXW
Good morning to all.I have this explorer here that the drivers side pdl switch inop on the unlock function only.pass. side works normaly as does the drivers lock function.I have tried 2 different switch assemblies with no change.Also tried known good theft/loc...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Hello Techs ,I need a little help with this one before I tear it down. The engine leaks oil down the front of the block and inside the timing cover on the belt . we thought that it was from the crank seal so we replaced it. What I want to know is anyone have a...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L ABS code 1230 VIN: 1FMRE11L7X
this van does not see rear wheel speed. perform resistance test has 1.789 ohms. It does preduce voltage with wheel spin, replace sensor with oem sessor (hade one in stock) no change remove connector at control module, check all power and grounds all ok pin 9 &...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L smell VIN: 1FAHP3830Y
Thanks in advance for all your help. This customer is complaining of a periodic burning rubber smell coming from vents when driving after engine warms up. -we have not been able to duplicate the smell -checked belt and tensioner and all look and sound good -te...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 3 ,4 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX1
hello trans techs i need your help to figure this one out.while driving this car it shifts good 1,2,3 and then when it gets to 4th it feels like it has went to neutral and then it doesnt downshift. you have to put it in 2nd gear or turn off the overdrive butto...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4x4 system VIN: 1FMDU74E92
After previous repair customer picked up & drove, then brought back with only 4Low operable again. I R&R connectors on TCCM and then had proper operation of 4x4 for the remainder of the day. Came back in to work next day with it only switching in and out of 4L...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hard start-long cran VIN: 1FME17ML03
Hello guys, I'm working on this Expedition in which customes is complaining of long crank before it starts. Fuel pressure leaks down in right away, and if i wait a few more seconds after I turn ignition switch off, it will have that long crank. With the pres...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F93
Sets code P1273 immediately on start-up and on injector buzz test (buzzes like the other 7 do) Followed Ford's pinpoint test NA11 thru Na15, and replaced the IDM as directed with same results. Injector harness ohms out at 3.1 from pins 21 and 24 at IDM (statio... Trouble codes: P1273 (lo side to hi side open circuit inj. 3)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P33
This truck came to me on the hook, no-start. Cranks very good, sounds like it almost wants to start but won't. Snapon scanner shows around 500 psi on the ICP...varies from 480 to 540, I am sure it should be much more. I replaced the IPR, shot in the dark, no c...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P84
this truck has a stalling problem,found the fuel filter plugging up with a silver/gray substance (looks like anti-sieze) have heard of problems with coatings inside of the fuel tank. has anybody else heard of this
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken spark plug VIN: FTPW14565K
We are repalcing spark plugs and 2 broke. Well we have read the Ford tsb on removal, we have the special tool, but does anyone know how to remove the ceramic when it is broken flush with the extension piece in the head? Do we break it out if so how? Seems Ford...
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FTZA546X5
Well heres one for the books hope someone can help. I have this van that runs fine but the temp gauge goes up sometimes almoust all the way. When I first scanned it the temp reading was 60f and the gauge went to hot at 68f so I replaced the cyclender head temp...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GKEK13RXV
this vehicle came in for a trans shift concern. test drove and found that the tran had no 2-3 shift unless you let up off the accellorator. then it would shift hard into 3rd. the fliud was very dirty. I found alot of info to cause me to replace the transmissio...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG25M51
Hey There I have a MIL light on, customer complains about cutting out and hesitations but I have not experienced any. I connect Genisys and Snap-On Scanner using both GMC and Generic options on both scanners and get "No Communication" check fuses and wiring....
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Drain on Bat VIN: 3GKEC16T31
Inadvertent Power Timer in the BCM times out after 20 minutes, and then the BCM will reset the internal timer and reactivate the inadvertent power relay by grounding the control circuit. This puts a constant 125m amp drain on battery, running it down in 3 or 4...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L cruise VIN: 1HGCD5637T
Have a 1995 honda accord ex when cold outside cruise control will not work. If in shop for 30 min. everything works ok. Sometimes it will speed itself up. Powers and grounds look good wondering if anyone has seen this problem when cold.
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L alternator
battery goes dead during operation . battery stays good when not in use . installed new battery (weak ). original alt was at 8.1 v . have installed 2 remans since . best we can get is 12.5 v . harness & all fuses ok . not sure of any prior history ( customer r...
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L DLC Communication VIN: KMHJF24MIW
Hi group. Need some help from hyundai techs. Does anyone know what pin #11 (Yellow/Black) in DLC connector is for? Could it be a ground? Alldata does not show it in wiring diagram and cannot find any information on it. The problem is that three different scan ...
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L differential side shaft VIN: JNRA05Y3VW
Hey guys, I hope someone out there can help me on this seemingly simple problem (that I can't figure out). I have this 97 QX4 and I'm trying to replace the axle seal on the right side but I can't figure out how to get the differential side shaft out of the dif...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJDAQ1D51
Hi Guys, I have this vehicle that has stiff suspension. When pushing down on the bumpers the only thing that flexes is the tire sidewall. It appears to have adaptive dampening, There are no failure messages. When raised on a lift the suspension drops normal...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ7859S
this is one for the record books. came in on a hook after it died at a stoplight. no spark from the coil, no signal going to the coil from the ecm. all six injectors have good fuel pressure and pulse. if crank sensor is disconnected i loose injector pulse, sam...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Starting VIN: KNAFB12171
The complaint with this vehicle is hard or no start in cold ambient temperatures. I experienced the problem once when the temperature was about 15 degrees. It acted as though it was out of time and cranked slow briefly and then would not crank at all. If the t...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L alt VIN: SALJY1243T
need wiring diagram for charging system.
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
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Stall VIN: WDBEB28D5N
we had this car in a few days ago, we installed a new alternator and battery, and three days after repair, he returned and the car will not shut off when turned off. the vacumn diagpram that shuts car off is receiving 20 in vacvumn on shut down, and the lever ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Surge VIN: WDBHA28E4R
I have this c280 with a surg off idle all the time. It has had the engine wiring harness changed before. We have changed the throttle actuator (wiring bad) new air mass meter, new overvoltage relay, it is charging 14.1 volts @ idle, checks vacuum leaks, it doe...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L no shift
hello, some times it drives normal if parked for a few days, and in a mile or less or if i turn it off and drive it againit goes in a limpmode, only 1 gear or second , no shifting,i don't have an mb scanner only generic codes , p0500 p0720, p0715,i notes trans...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
can't here any vacuum leaks customer stated that this problem happened all of a sudden any help would be greatly appreciated also had a cougar that has same problem thanks mark Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AB1D4WC
hey guys , could use some help here. had car towed in last week,no start no spark. during diagnosis, found coil arcing against inside of dist housing.due to an oil leak in the dist i replaced the complete unit new one(new aftermarket). cust called 2 days later... Trouble codes: P1336
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Speedometer VIN: WP0CB2965L
I am in need of a complete wiring diagram for the speedometer circuit on this car. Mithcell On Demand only has a partial showing only from speedo to central electric. This car does not have FCU control unit. Also note that ABS relay missing in central elactric...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DM35B0R
Dear Automotive Brains. Please shine some light on this one. This car stalls on first start up. ONly when cold. After approx one minute or less it idles a little slow, but doesn't stall. After warm up runs fine, idles fine. According to customer, it sometimes ...
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1F36559W
this car would intermitantly have a ck engine light on and not have a dtc, then the light came on and stayed on and it set a missfire code so we did complete tune plugs, wires filters & motor vac now it will int. die on decel we have not been able to duplicate...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hello Friend I have this 1998 Subaru legacy, 2.5 Liter twin Cam Lt.Standard Transmission, which ncame in with service light on and engine stalling sometimes. Used Modis and found code P1507, I cleaned the IAC control unit, cleared code and engine run fine unt... Trouble codes: P1507 (IAC control Valve), P0261
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: YV1AX8853H
I believe that I am on the right track with this one. This is a volvo that I had posted on about 2 weeks ago running very poorly. The customer had hit a large bump and the engine starting running on randomn cylinders. I replaced the distributor with hall sende...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2557Y
thanks iin advance volvo gurus. this 01 s40 has the mil lamp on for p0128 coolant temp regulation according to my launch x431, and my generic scanner. alldata doesnt even acknowledge that this code exists. so i can't find any test info for this code to even be... Trouble codes: P0128

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Heating VIN: WAUDA88D27
Ohhhhh boy, what a nightmare, but it's finally over. I had a dream that my tech quit due to this job. Thanks to all who took time to give many good pieces of advice. From making sure and explaining in detail the bleeding proceedure, to their experience with th...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Stall VIN: WAUED24B7Y
Thanks ! to everybody that responded.Most of you pointed toward jet transfer pump/combination of two vacuum lines coming from main pump to driver side of the tank,where they both connect together.End of that connections/suction jet/ is covert by plastic cap/.S...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Stall VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Customer is going to sell car at the auction. He does not want to spend any money fixing it . Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0638 (TCA Command Performance), P2119 (Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body), P2101 (Throttle Actuator Controll Motor Circuit).
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 2GCE19M0V1
I replaced the front calipers and bled the system with 2 gallons of brake fluid. The pedal got allot better. In my opinion still wasnt great. Suspect bad dump valve in abs pump. Customer said it was ok for now. Thanks for the help
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Return hose VIN: 2GCEC19V41
Yes folks, it's a fix. Got 9 top notch excellent replies. Bill suggested looking at valve in pump which we did to verify it was correct. Duane from Alberta had seen a couple of these before and suggested double clamping the lines which we did on the new cooler...
2003 Chevrolet w5500 .0L exhaust brake
Thanks to brent from Michigan and jay from geogia The vehicle was a chev delivery truck with isuzu engine.The customer was getting a loud air sound like a huge vacuum leak which sounded like it was coming from the rear lower part of the tilt cab that sits over...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs tcs VIN: 2G1WH52K03
will i replaced both rear wheel bearing assemblys and problem is solved, i was just a little nervios that both would be bad at same time and i wanted to make sure that i wasn't missing anything. thanks for the help
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EU453XS
Hi Guys I did not find any problems with this car. You guys supplied lots of good information and we followed up on that but to no avail. We could find no good answer as to why this thing eats so many oxygen sunsors. This car is new to us and we tried a diff... Trouble codes: 51 (O 2 sensor lean).
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L no inj power,no coil power VIN: 2C3HE66G41
After all your input we started checking crank sensor and cam sensors inputs. Flywheel from 2001 was installed with 2001 crank sensorand then a new one. checked with dealership and the cam gears are the same part # WRONG THEY ARE NOT. After checking the window...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L vaccum VIN: 1B6MC36C4R
Well the fix was pretty easy once we looked back on everything. We had ran a line from pump to booster before we replaced anything and this did not help. We did not do this after replacing the bad booster and pump. The problem was in the vaccum line for the he...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Front Diff VIN: 1B7KF26Z0R
Thanks For All The Help. Had A Lot Of Good Info But Owner Traded The Truck Due To High Miles. It Looks Like We Had 2 Problems. First The Transfer Case Had Internal Problem That Let The Truck Go To Neutral At Times When You Put It In 4 High And No Wheels Would ...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B4HS28ZXY
Sorry but our client did not return the vehicle. We asked them to drive vehicle and see if noise goes away, hoping the friction modifier would work in and if not we bought some time to research. I contacted them and the noise has gone away for the most part th...
1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU15N1G
customer decided not to repair vehicle at this time- hopefully will return to repair vehicle later- thank you for all your replies
1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP27M1G
Right on, this one is done and down the road. Problem was the ignition solenoid on drivers side fender hooked up incorrectly. How the customer was unaware of this I have no idea. Cant believe I missed it. Start with the basics, its easy to suspect anything ele...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X9M
Thanks for the help, most were close with the diagnoses. The ultimate cure was the crank sensor wiring. You MUST double check to see if the wires were EVER crossed for any reason. The pattern and all voltages all are excactly how they were supposed to look lik...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF0729V
After tearing apart the front of the motor I found that the harmonic balancer was cracked. Thanks to the member that suggested checking this.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L intake VIN: 1FTNE24L2W
i am posting this as a fix even though the customer did not repair the vehicle. i know how frustrating it is to look through the archives to see a help requested closed with no information at all. we found out the customer still owes 2g's on the fan with 160,0...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1F44AD23DW
Thank you for all that replied i was wondering if the rear end could cause this. After the replies i was sure. I removed speed sensor, it had a groove cut in it from the exciter ring. I then removed rear differential cover, fluid was saturated with metal shavi...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X0X
Ok first off Thank allof you for your sugestions. many of you were corect. I let it set over night with presure on cooling sys. then removed #3 plug and looked into cyl. with bore scope and found apx. three drops of coolant in cylinder. put plug back in and st... Trouble codes: P0171 (sys. lean B1), P0303 (Cly. misfire 3).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32XUB
thanks to everone who replied. after an overwhelming response for upper intake gaskets and injector orings, we replaced upper intake gaskets and all injector o-rings. now all is well. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank2).
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1137X
the car is fixed now. whew! the factory belt did indeed help the tensioner to stay in the correct position, however the belt still seemed to move out after a drive around the block.also the tensioner was no longer in the notch. i then re-tensioned the belt whi...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L booster VIN: 1FMYU04161
Thanks for the info on this guys. After 2 rebuilt O'reilly master cylinders, and one napa master cylinder all failed, we put on a brand new from Ford. That did the trick. The truck hasn't lost a drop of brake fluid since. Thanks again, I hope I can return the ...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L engine/transmission VIN: 1HGCM72524
Thank you to all that offered advice. The problem was the left inner joint. The tripod housing had a sizable pit on one side. The problem with this car was that we were unable to determine which axle was causing the vibration. We had removed both axles prior t...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDM45D91
After extensive testing of sensor, circuit and ecm, checking and cleaning all grounds, scoping sensor at wheel, at connector, and at ecm, we did't ever see the sensor drop out or get the vehicle to produce the symptoms that the customer complained about. we fi... Trouble codes: P1502 (magnetic wheel speed sensor open).
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X0Y
Hi guys, sorry for the delay. Apparently, it's normal for the coils to fire like that after a stall. My buddy found a quote'MASSIVE' vac leak under the intake. He says that he replaced the gaskets and the thing now runs like a champ. Thanks for the replys... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ28S0R
FINALLY FIXED!!! after 2 1/2 weeks of pulling my hair out and yours and every one I know. It was the pick up coil in the distributor. I tested and or replaced EVERYTHING else and that was the only thing left. After it fixed it I checked the long term fuel trim...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater control VIN: 1J4GW58NX1
i'm sorry barry i didn't see/catch your postings. as you all know it was a broken right blend door because of the door stop breaking off. thanks for all the replies.
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L electronic VIN: KNAFB12123
Thanks to Robert and Dave for their help it was really appreciated the problem was a sticky valve in the valve body probably due to a small crash .THe car as been buyed by a body shop crashed to repair it and serve as a courtoisy car.
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNCM9744P
Car is fixed! Phillip [...] is the MAN! He told me to check a two-wire ground connector near the battery. Is a gray connector. Unplugged it, was full of corrosion. Removed terminals from shell, and cleaned them. Engine fired right up! Even though I had contin...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L radiator VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
I'm sorry this took so long. I just plain forgot. We basicaly blead off more air and filled system. The vehicle owner limited us, money and time wise, for a solution. I called him a few days later and he said it was fine. So I guess you can say that it is fixe...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVGE31B1P
Thanks iATN this is fixed,I had three replies which are very helpfull.David from massachussets came very close to my problem.the problem was the thermostat for some reason not working properly and also the coolant temp.sensor,there were two coolant temp sensor...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, cold VIN: JM3LW28Y61
first thanks yo all who replied;i found that the pcm wasnt controlling the coil pac when cold thus ,two companion cylinders would misfire and foul plugs,,odd one hey? Trouble codes: P0300.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA34E1N
After trying everything that was suggested by 10 diffent shops I took off the car the mass air meter and removed the side cover and could see 2 or 3 wires melted inside the unit . I sent it to an electronics remanufacturing facility close to my shop and they i...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33422
The two replies I received weren't much help but owing to the relative obscurity of the make and model the effort was most appreciated. I actually lucked into the fix for this car while googling the net after work. It seems that a gentleman purchased a MAP sen... Trouble codes: P1239 (Secondary Upstream MAP Sensor too low engine stopped), P1241 (Secondary Upstream MAP Sensor too low at full load).
1996 Nissan terrano 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: PR50-02033
Hi there we pulled the inlet manifold pipes and found oil from the pcv inside not much but it was back into the maf sensor which i cleaned out with some brake cleaner. i checked inside an injector pipe and did not find any worn metal.put every thing back toget...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR07YXX
Thanks for the help guys. Found the ECCS or EGI relay not making full contact every time. Replaced relay and have not seen vehicle since.
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.8L heater
Well I did not fix this vehicle. Even after thermostat and housing,heater core and valve, radiator, waterpump, flushing system ,removing water nipple in intake and probing with coat hanger.Blowed out passages when wp was off. Still I have no heat unless unhook...
1989 Pontiac LeMans LE 2.0L Thermostat housing VIN: KL2TR51KB3
Thanks to all for the help. I'm going to call this a fix, although I'm waiting for the part I need. Dan from Texas made some calls and got the Airtex part# that I needed and my local jobber was able to get it ordered for me. Glen gave me a website '
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix STE 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2WT54T2M
Thanks to all that responded to my help request. Removed intake plenum and checked injectors to find that they were clogged and full of dirt. Spray pattern was almost a stream on 2 of them. Replaced injectors and vehicle runs great now. Once again thanks to al...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L trans VIN: 1G2NW15M8R
Well its been about a week and a half with no problems . I disconnected the a/c coil and purge solenoidand explained that other items on this circut could be causing the problem. He declined any more work due to he is getting rid of the car and didn't want to ...
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