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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: 2HNYD18213
Customer complains that the rear Diff. started making noise AFTER the 60k. Original tech. did not fill the diff. properly and subsequently under-filled the fluid. Used genuine VTM fluid. We know of the bulletin concerning the change of fluid to take care of th...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ignition key VIN: WBACD4326T
we need to change the ignition cylinder on this bmw & are looking for a procedure to remove & replace. thankyou.
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Timing chain VIN: WBAGG8334X
I have a code 033,function inlet-camshaft control, bank 1. I purchased tools necessary to do Vanos on this engine. I pulled valve covers and rechecked. I do not have any info on what these adaption numbers relate to, does this mean my bank 1 cams are off? When...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L warning lamps
Hello, Basic oil & filter srvice with safety inspection reset the oil service light but accidentally reset teh brake pad milegae indicator, however the indicator rear -4300 miles to service which in turn turned on the brake pad warning light. The brake pads ar...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs, dcs, modual VIN: WBABD53474
We purchased this vehicle, with no abs modual or controller installed. we proceeded to install one we had from an 03' 325ci, with DSC. after the repair the abs light is on and the traction light is also on. We also have codes for steering angle sensor and torq...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L heating vents VIN: 1G4HP52L7R
This car came in with heating problem- we test drove the car and vent temp. was low- replaced thermostat and flushed the coolant- vent temp. now at 115 F / test drove again- the right vent stayed at 115F but the center and left side started to get cold- got ba...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52K5V
Hi Group: Need some help on this one. This guy has been to four other shops including the dealer. This problem occurs randomly, only in closed loop, and usually when conditions are damp or very cold. We have not been able to get this car to act up in the shop ...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KD52Y7T
car came in for no start. battery was dead. charged the battery and checked for draw. it had a 600 mA draw. traced it to the comfort fuse in the trunk. started unplugging modules and when i unplugged A/C programmer it dropped to 200 mA and in about a minute it...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L airbag VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
Hello all we have a 97 Deville which came in with a check airbag system displayed we scanned vehicle and found B1126 - Driver Deployment Loop Open we have checked all fuses and wiring we knew of to no avail we don,t have much data availible to us at this time ...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGC29RX7
hi all this truck was towed to my shop. It has 60psi of fuel pressure and i check to see if it had spark and it does. I did inspect the spark plugs and some were damp with fuel and others were dry. I replaced the coil with a new one and still would not start. ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L steering VIN: 1GH6R534W3
i have checked with the archives with this problem,and i have this 1997 chev 1500 4x4 pick up,came in with stiff steering,we installed a svo switch on the back of the steering pump and a steering position senor,and still no change. the steering is so stiff tha...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
Ok everyone this one is winning the battle against me.Vehicle came in with mil lamp on with codes po151 and po300.ck o2 sensors found bank 2 sewnsor 1 was at .4mv hot replaced sensor and it was reading ok untill it warmed up then it started to drop out to neve... Trouble codes: P0151, P0300
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L abs , brake warning light VIN: 1GNDX03E9X
this venture came in with 3 warning lights, the abs, brake warning lights and an air bag light, these are the following codes: c1216 electronic brake control relay coil, ckt open c1256 lf motor circuit open b1030 rh pretens deploy loop resistance high i have s...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 2-3 shift inop VIN: 1GTEK19T21
When you start this truck cold it will shift great up to 4th gear and overdrive and TCC, but then with in 1 minute it will drop to second gear and stay there. When I try to command a 3rd gear shift it won't shift until 1 minute later and then it all works perf...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1CHCS1BW02
while viewing misfire data and holding throttle at approx 1500 rpm, cyls # 1 and # 4, will show misfire. intt one or two other cyls # 3 or # 5 will show misfire, (but only one or two misfires) on a road test no misfire is felt. the pcm has the latest software.... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Fluid Leak
Hoping the Chrysler group can help out the Ford guy. My Father-in-laws Sebring convertible has a pretty good transmission fluid leak. I checked it out it's coming from the external solenoid pack on the front (front of car) of the trans. Appears to be a solenoi...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L heater fan VIN: 2C8GP54L72
this van has a 3 way auto climate control system. rear system works great. front system works on all modes and all postions. the only thing that is not working is the fan control for the front system, it is always on high, even when the system is shut off. the...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C4GM68Y74
Hello All, Customer plowed into a snow pile and blew the lower valance off. On the left front lower area behind the valance is what looks to be a B.C.M., the lower harness pullout out of the unit, not just the harness but what the harness connects to. It had p...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L air bag light VIN: 2C4GP44R05
While the van was here the air bag light came on. With snap on scanner we could not retrieve any codes. We did perform a code clear, Had to due it several times & the light went out,but came right back on when test driving. Seems like this started when the van...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Unknown VIN: 2B4FP2538W
This van came in with brake pedal going to floor checked all brakes and for leakage.replaced rear wheel cyls because of small amout of leakage.replaced master cyl at same time.came back 1 week later with pedal to floor replaced prp valve(valve assembly at rear...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Dome Light VIN: 1B7HF1325X
Good morning, I hope a dodge tech can anwser this one for me. Dome lights come on at times and kills the battery. I changed the headlamp switch to cure a driving light problem. Also door jamb switches. Shop key shows a central timer module for the lights but i...
1985 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF3611F
This truck keeps burning out glow plugs and controllers.I have replaced them several times and they only last for a short time and fail.When I install the new parts,it will start every time without hesitation.I have noticed that the glow plug lite will come on...
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Vehicle runs rough at idle. Runs pretty good once out of idle. He had replaced a bunch of parts in the last six months. Would like to help this guy out and figure this beast out. After I installed the new oxygen sensor, he said his fuel economy improved to 12 ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34XTT
Hi All, I have this Explorer that has automatic temperature control and will blow hot all the time. When I lower the temperature to 60 degrees the air still blows hot. I went through the dignostic process on the control unit in order to retrieve any dtcs, but ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
Good evening friends, This Stroker is giving me a headache. Two weeks ago I had to go out on the road and get this thing running. A new cam sensor got it started but I didn't release it because it wouldn't restart hot. After the new IPR everything was good. Th... Trouble codes: P1212 (IPC not at desired press.)
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P3X
Hello friends: We got a 1999 Ford Escort 4 cyl.(2.0L single cam) DTC CODE P0351 Ignition coil-primary secondary circuit mulfunction, I repleced ignition coil and cleaned wiring terminal to the ignition coil with no resault: Car runs very poorly.any help on thi... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil-primary /secondary circuit mulfunction)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZ5142YB
The only thing unusual is the code set upon start up. I can drive for a while and park with ses light off. upon start up the ses self test and then stay on and code appears. I seem to be missing something, I have looked at this vehicle off and on for a year an... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exh), P0174 (lean exh)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA524XY
back in december vehicle came in with codes for intake runner control problem and also fuel trim at - 20..replaced clips for runners ,attmempted find cause of rich condition but am stumped for ideas any help would be appreciate..cleaned maf.air temp 68 ambient...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L ride control VIN: 1FTSW31F71
customer states that ever since we installed his new upper and lower ball joints (napa premium parts) he has had a "hopping" in the front end at approximately 40mph. doesn't seem to do it much before or after. it's not the tires, they were installed recently b...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNX21LX3
Vehicle came in with misfire, which we located at number 6 plug, since boot (wire end) was deteriorated, we also replaced the coil. Problem is cylinder plug hole was full of antifreeze, as if head has a crack in spark plug hole area. No external source was loc...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
asking for advice on problems that could cause p2106 and make system go into limp mode with no power. problem not acting up today but want to fix so police car can be dependable. I suspect the Tac motor in intake to be culprit. bulletin for new app sensor and ... Trouble codes: P2106, P061B
1992 Geo Storm 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: J81RF2365N
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. This Geo came in on a wrecker and didn't run at first. We checked the fuel pressure and the volume, both were good. We then checked the system with a scanner and found two codes, a 110 and 140 both were called undoc... Trouble codes: 110 (undocumented code), 140 (undocumented code)
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKDT13WXR
when you start the truck cold it starts right up. in about 2 seconds it will start to rev up and down looking for an idle. after about 30 seconds it will level out and run perfect. start after start. no drivability issues going down the road at all. good accel...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GTCS14X2T
we put in a new fuel pump assembly because the pump quit working. after that eveything was working o.k. the customer called a back after two days and said the fuel gauge does not move. he put in a fill tank of gas ran the truck for 200 miles,and gauge still di...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall, no start VIN: 1GTHG35F4W
hey guys. Don't work on much desiels so i can use some help with this one. This van came in with a bunch of fuses missing under the hood and a fuse blown. I replace all the missing ones and replace the bad one and the truck started up. The bad fuse was located...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L heater VIN: 1GKFK16T91
hello On this truck we cannot get hot air out of front vents but we do have hot air out of rear vents. the water temp is 195-210 we have back flushed heater core and found it was flowing great. the air temp coming out of front vents is 90-130% but cools down ...
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L defroster & vent VIN: 1GKEK13TOY
Defroster & vents will not swop when you turn the dial on the control panel, replaced actuator motor and climate control module, did not fix problem. This is a computer controlled system. Everything else works, just will not swoop from vent to defrost. No code...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7664L
Vehicle arrived with an interrmittent engine code 17 and trans code 4. 17 is vss and 4 is lock up clutch does not engage. Both codes follow the same test procedures. Checking wave forms, power, ground, and reference voltage of the vss. All that has been requir...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
need some help from the honda experts please, fuel gauge is dead except when tank is full cant find service bulletin dealer not much help do i need to replace the entire fuel pump module or just the sender unit for an effective repair i also understand the the...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C22
This vehicle intermittenly will crank well but not start,usually when cold ambeint temps.Have no spark or injector pulse.Crank sensor was replaced w/ oem.KOEC have about 2.5volts @ both wires to crank sensor and do not have good signal.I am pretty sure that so...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lacks power VIN: SAJHX6241W
Need some expert jag help. we have the solis scan tool but have no jag software and i am unable to code definition and unable to view all sensores under generic mode. Any help on the definiton of this code and any diagnostic help would be great thanks Trouble codes: P1643
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ58SXM
Customer towed in this vehicle after his neighbor had installed the battery incorrectly.(Negative to positive and vice versa.) Unfortunately both cables are color coded red. The PCM was found to be dead and we also found a blown 60amp fuse to the alternator an...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16182
hello and thanks in advance. customer claims in am car runs very rough and check engine light on. after driving a few minutes it runs fine all day. he had plugs and wires installed at another shop and problem reacured. we got it with the codes listed cyl. #s 2... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1NA351XN
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I need Mazda pros like never before. This a good customer and showed up with her miata on a flatbed. The vehicle had climbed a large hill and stalled at the top when she came to a stop and would not restart. ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L limp mode after 3rd shift goes into limp VIN: WDBJF65F8W
I have replaced a trans,shifter and tcm.the car shifts ok until it stops. then when accelerating its in fail sefe.The trans does not slip after the key is cycled off to on.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J21
This vehicle has codes 2017 & 2086. No other drivability issues detected. My experience with Mercedes is fairly limited but as they say, "nothing ventured nothing gained". MAF volts @ idle 1.3 - 1.4 volts. Partial load FTA 1.16/1.14(L/R bank). Idle FTA -75/-70... Trouble codes: 2017 (self adapt at limit right bank), 2086 (self adapt at limit left bank)
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W71
I need help please.. I have 2001 mercury grand marquis. The customer drove the car for two days with the mil on. on the second day he filled the tank with gas. On the third day he started the car did not run right it would fire up and then die. Start up and th... Trouble codes: P0102, P1151, P1131, P1101
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3EA31C6R
this vehicle idles rough when in gear. you can see the steering wheel shake. when the vehicle is idle, not moving, you can feel the vibration in the brake pedal. the vehicle runs great driving down the road, under a load and with plenty of power. the customer ...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA36G9X
Hi all: HELP! This car is messing with my head. Ive been chasing this intermittent P0300 for weeks now. Just last week i was able to reproduce it in the shop. I've found that this misfire is the ECM not firing 1 cyl or another. It stated at cyl #1 we pulled i... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi/rand misfire)
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...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Auto HVAC controls VIN: 1G3WS52K1X
Auto HVAC controls inop , intermittent, are inop now. The illum works OK. Also, the automatic headlights are inop same time as auto HVAC. When one works, so does the other. The auto parking lights do come on. Have cleaned the following grounds- 2 on rad tie ba...
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP25RXV
Code will come back intermittently. It is however becoming more regular. O2 sensor seems to function ok. According to snap on tester this code is only set when voltage of 02 sensor stays above 3 volts for 30 to 90 seconds after the vehicle is shut off. Where a... Trouble codes: P0141 (o2 sensor heater circuit bank1 sensor 2)
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WR5210X
hello to all i'm looking for some help on this one. this is my personal vehicle.the problem is that on my scanner (snap on modis) their is a pid that say's ignition mode [yes]. according to the scanner this pid should have [no]. as far as i know when pid say's...
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...
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)
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Suspension VIN: YS3FB45SX3
Ok, this is a head scratcher, but here goes. Customer bought this car from us a few months ago while it was still covered under factory warranty. Soon after he bought the car, he called here and tried to explain some various suspension noises that he was heari...
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G8JU54F33
Vehicle came in with the a/c compressor clutch not engaging. Checked for codes and found U1016, U1088,U1096,U1153 in the body computer. Clear all codes, the compressor clutch will not engage at times. If you cycle the the ignition switch it will engage, run fo...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine oil leak VIN: JF1SF6355X
Engine Oil leak in a Subaru? hahahah. Ok , serious. This car has the usual oil leaks , cam seal and oil pump O ring, but I have never encountered this one. Oil seems to be leaking from the head at the exhaust manifold, if it matters it is the right side. This ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K82
Car came in with mil on. Code p1349 vvt system fault. Oil pressure light also comes on at times. We checked the oil pressure at the sensor, it is only 5 psi. At the oil filter it is 25 psi. No engine noise at all. I am sure the code could be caused by the low ... Trouble codes: P1349
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A32
Hello We just put a timing belt on this Toyota and since we did it won't rev over 5,000 rpm. We pulled the covers back off and checked everthing. The belt is right on the money. There was a similar post in the archives, but no fix. At 5,000 rpm the engine star... Trouble codes: P0302

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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no serial data VIN: 1G4CW52K6S
First I want to thank everyone for all the good information. As it turns out it the ECM was the bad and the reason I could not get any serial data. After replacing the ECM I found the car to have high integrator and block learn memory readings over 150 when cr...
1990 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNCT18Z6M
well it still runs like poo.I have tried everything and it keeps laughing at me. I have another truck that has become the help me parts for this blazer. I have even swaped tbi and computers and it still acts weird. I just noticed a post about scanners keeping ...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L clutch VIN: 1GCCS14Z9M
This truck is still here. I've gotten 50 replies, I've talked to Identifix and 2 Chevrolet service managers. Most gave good info but nothing has helped. I have replaced the clutch disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bushing, clutch fork, ball stud...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBHC39F2R
Well everyone was very helpful. Our plan was to get the remote module from Heath's Diesel, but the customer did not want to spend the money. We changed the module (from O'reilly's). Haven't had any problems yet. So is it fixed? We don't know and we have our do... Trouble codes: 13 (engine shutoff driver fault), 41 (brake switch fault), 99 (pedal position 2 ref fault).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Rear Lift Gate VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
The customer has not returned as of this date - but the replies I received pretty much confirm what I suspected - that the inner panel will most likely be damaged during removal to fix the latch. Many thanks to those that responded. If I do get the opportunity...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GNNFK16TX
I have performed a full tune-up with plugs, wires, and inj/ind flush. This customer has left with the vehicle and has not come back with any concerns. I believe the concern was over pursued. The misfire counters were built up over a 25,000 miles. Most vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13W81
We got this one fixed. We ended up reprogramming the PCM again. We then tried to perform the case relearn procedure. This did not work, we retried the case relearn procedure. The third time was a charm. I do not understand why it took 3 times until the PCM rel... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L door locks VIN: 1GCHK23216
Thanks of the input...since the customer does not want the power door lock feature completely disabled, I hesitate to start pulling pins out of the BCM, however 1 reply indicated that GM will reprogram the BCM, with some customer action required. I think our n...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L shifting to first gear VIN: 2C3HD56F4S
Thanks to all who helped. The fix was was a combination of all responses. As you all may know the trans harness runs from the TCM by the battery tray to on left side of vehicle to the right side of vehicle through the front bumper to right fender then through ...
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L wait to start lamp VIN: 1B7MC36C7S
And the winner is , David from Ohio . The intake air sensor was open . Replaced it and all is well. Thanks to all who took the time to reply .
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L front differential VIN: 1BUGR67Z7Y
Hey everyone who responded Thanks for the advice, Checked for vacuum leaks didnt find any ended up replacing the accuater on front differntal, guess Ill find out tonight, suppose to snow. Thanks again everyone Jim
2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C41
thanks to all who replied. received 6 replies. possibilities ranged from pulleys or tensioners interfering and seizing the belts to possible ground issues. also one tech had a 95 neon with the same symptoms. it turned out to be a worn wire from the ignition sw...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D23
I got several good replies, most refering to the app sensor operation.Luke and Mike both said the app signal #2 should be half that of sensor #1. I got to confirm this when another Hemi came into the shop,those app sensors did the same thing my problem truck d... Trouble codes: P2106 (Electronic Throttle Control sensor high), P2118 (ETC motor performance), P2110 (ETC motor forced limit high).
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18D53
got two more responses, both suggested moisture is bad on these engines with plastic intakes and very cold weather.Robert [...]. also suggested two different tsbs involving the ETC and that ... Trouble codes: 2108 (electronic throttle control), 2175 (etc), 2174 (etc), 2101 (etc), 2118 (etc), 2110 (etc also 2111 and 2106).
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8FV48V45
replaced egr and gasket customer says no engine lite since thanks guys for your help Trouble codes: P0406.
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FTEF15Y2L
The lean misfire that I was getting on all cylinders was fixed by cleaning the injectors but the shake was still there at idle. Before taking off intake to do any further work I done a compression test and number 6 cylinder had only 20 lbs of compression. With...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
sorry for the long delay. after checking all voltage drops on grounds again, replaced the pcm. problem solved. Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp circuit malfunction).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L functional tests VIN: 1FTNX20F7Y
Thanks for the responses to my post. There was a little useful information in each one of them. Most importantly, I discovered that the inability to read the VIN has nothing to do with being able to do a functional test as Ford did not offer this info on the P...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Battery Draw VIN: 1FMPU16L14
Hello Everyone, I have this Expedition fixed!!! First I want to thank everone that responded, there were a lot of good ideas but this ended up being some very different. I was watching this draw and every 30 seconds it would have a 5-6 amp draw for 5-10 second...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken spark plug VIN: FTPW14565K
WELL IT IS REPAIRABLE. Went over to the local hardware and bought 2 ARTU brand dril bits that are supposed to drill glass, ceramic, concrete etc, and a 6 inch drill extension. using my right angle drill I very slowly drilled the chipped with a sharp punch then...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L dash,brake,running lights VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
good morning gentlemen.fixed this car with help from you guys got 10 replies and all pretty much said the same thing,bad ground,shorted connector, wrong bulb,shorted bulb.this one turned out to be shorted bulb.the taillight filament had broken and shorted to b...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6618Y
Sorry for the wait guys, due to the intermitency of this problem, I wanted to wait until I was sure the vehicle was completely repaired. There were three guys who offered the route of checking the ignitor, well this was the case. The vehicle finnally quit duri... Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L P/S system VIN: JNKBY31A9W
Reservoir was flushed / back flushed twice. Lines were disconnected and checked / blown thru for restriction. After speaking w/ a Infiniti tech ('we never replace racks, some pumps') we replaced pump. No help with any of above. Jim from Chicago area currently ...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering pulsates with a/c on VIN: JT8JS47EGP
Got some excellent tips from you guys on this one.The actual fix was a broken front crankshaft pulley. Chris [...] were dead on! Thanks group!!
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rotors VIN: 1LNLMB1W1V
Thank you all for your responses. Yes, we did check the rear brakes and they were working fine. Good suggestion! Our customer is holding off on repairing the car at this time. He has spent lots off money replacing rotors every ten thousand miles. He is relucta...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BC1415V
I want to thank all who responded to my post. Unfortunately the customer decided to pull the plug on the job. Most of the replies sugested things that I had already checked. I did find out after my origonal post that the fuel mixture and fuel trim was normal o...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
Well fellas it was fuel starvation. When I had the rail welded the plastic in the #5 injector melted and clogged up the works. When I originally tested the welded rail all the injectors worked fine and there were no leaks and good flow. a chunk of goop worked ...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM5557Y
Sorry this took so long to close,but I just got this car back. Dave from ontario was wright on the money with the cracked PCV hose. The hose on this DOHC 3.0 is under the throttel body and is very difficult to see. I used my smoke mach. and found no leaks. Boy... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one system lean), P0174 (bank two system lean).
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
thanks for all the good and quick replies from all of you tecs intake gaskets solved the problem thanks again mark Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L squeeling noise VIN: 4M2DU86E62
Turns out that the noise she was worried about was unrelated to what we were hearing. After all the trouble she did not want to go any further with this problem. I guess we will find out what it was in the future. Thanks for the help.
1985 Nissan 200SX Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JN1CS26S2F
we replaced the distributor and it solved the problem. all the help lead to the distributor. having not dealt with these cars much, all the help was great. the car runs great and has yet to return thanks again
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Electronic VIN: JN1CA21D4T
thanks everyone lead me to same direction. i replaced used cluster. so far so good. customer driving about a week.thanks everyone.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNLCA31D7Y
thanks for all the responses, I replaced all 6 coils with factory coils. The car ran great. Most of you said replace the coils with factory coils. Thanks Trouble codes: P1320.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L variable cam timming VIN: 1N4AL11D8L
we got more info from cust. we took a wild stab and asked her if she changed oil she said no since she bought car 1 year ago we told we can try to changeno garrantee problem gone we r thinking lost viscosity.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WS52214
We reprogrammed the PCM with the newest software and cleaned the MAF sensor and cleaned the throttle bore. Put one bottle of Iso-Heet in the fuel tank and sent it on its way. I checked the connector at the throttle pos. sensor wich is the accelerator peddle on... Trouble codes: P0068 (Actual Throttle Position not as expected), P0010.
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Heating system VIN: 1G8ZK5278V
Thanks to all who took the time to read the post & reply. Actually none of the replies had seen what I found to be the ultimate cause of the problem. The heater hose coming off of the intake manifold attaches to an elbow fitting off of the manifold. This fitti...
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Filler/Tank VIN: JS2GB4150X
Thanks again to one and all! Most suggested a problem in the evap system.Although all checked out well , this was an excellent experience for my students. As Don and Rod pointed out ,these cars had a recall for a fuel venting valve. I suggested owner contact h...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Unknown(front axle) VIN: JT3DJ81W6S
When I took the right side spindle off, the brass bushing had backed out of its location about 1/4 inch or so. I pressed a new bushing in and it fit tight. I also replaced the left side bushing also. I assume that this will be the fix!
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Ignition sw. VIN: 4T1BF12B1W
Solution is to replace the ign. lock cyl. Turn the key to acc. and depress a small pin on the underside of the lock cyl. housing. In my case I was unable to turn the key to acc. so I had to tap the pin up into the cyl. with a small punch, and out came the lock...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Clutch/hydraulics VIN: 4T1BF22K9Y
Well, here's the lowdown on this Camry. We ended up replacing the clutch master cylinder and flexible hose to start, same problem. Tried installing a nut between the slave cylinder rod and the clutch fork, same problem. The firewall showed no signs of cracking...
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