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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Code P0740: TCC Circuit malfunction VIN: 19UUAA5670
Need Help Please !!! Transmission was sent to Transmission shop for transmission problem: won't shift (as contract labor, a week later check engine light came on with trouble code P0740: TCC Circuit malfunction. Job under warranty I sent it back, The Transmiss...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Charging VIN: WAUEH64B61
We are in the process of replacing the alternator. Service manual states to move the " lock Carrier " to service position. Is anyone familiar with the lock carrier. I can't seem to identify this component. We have a Passat for a timing belt that references the...
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Smokey exhaust VIN: WA1YD64B43
Hi there guys I got a smoking Audi here. The customer complained that he started the car to let it warm up in the morning and let it run. Came outside and there was blue smoke out of the tail pipes. I looked it over and found that the left side intercooler ha...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Wiper Blades VIN: WBAAM5339X
Intermittently the windshield wippers stop working, they never stop mid wipe just sometimes don't turn on. When it acts up it may be for a minuite or a week, until we go to test the vehicle it always starts to work, sometimes the wipers will work for weeks (in...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33441
Vehicle came in with MIL lamp on. Code P0455 (large evap leak) I checked the gas cap (ok) I have performed a visual inspection but have not gotten to deeply into this vehicle yet. I was hoping some of the BMW guy's may have a common fix. Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak)
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Driveline VIN: WBAEU33412
Help! Car came in with bad vibration on a pull at road speeds anywhere from 20 - at least 70 mph. After the car cools off it takes about 15 minutes of drive time (in ~50 degree ambient) to start vibrating again. It literally feels like the left front wheel is ...
1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L wot VIN: 1G4AG55M7S
The Customer came with the car and hose, I drove it in the bay. Pulled the Brake Booster hose to access the line at the gear, filled up fluid, reattached the Booster hose and started up the car, it went to wide open throttle with a rev-limiter stile surge. I b... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr 2), P1405 (egr 3)
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L starter VIN: 2G4WF5218X
After a quick stop at the store vehicle would not start. When key is turned to "run" check engine light intermittently flickers, all other dash lights are steady. A buzzing can be heard from relay box. Buzzing appears to be coming from cooling fan relays. When...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
This car came into the shop with an intermittent no crank... I hooked up a scan tool to this vehicle and pulled a p0335, p0340, p0385, p0615, p0741, and a p1860. I have only been able to get the vehicle to act up one time but it was only about a 3 sec. delay a...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNEK18K6S
this engine will miss or stumble at idle with the transmission in drive. the engine has to be hot. it will happen on average about once every couple of minutes. it feels like a secondary igintion miss but im not sure it is an ignition problem. i can see no pro...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WX1ZX0T
I'm sure I can't see the forest for the trees, but here it goes. This car runs great, except for an occasional surge at idle. I can get it to surge about every time I start it, and let it idle about 45 seconds it will surge. Sometimes it will surge bad enough ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF5247V
This type car is usually pretty simple but I sewem to have an odball problem here. Car came in 2 weeks ago with complaint of fuel smell. Found number 2 injector and pressure regulator was leaking replace both an problem seemed ok. Brought car back 2 weeks late... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire history code)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L timing chain VIN: 1GNDT13WGX
thanks for your time t read this and any suggestions are greatly appreciated. my bosses 4.3 blazer runs smooth and fine its getting sluggish. he wants to check the timing chain in it but wont pull the cover to see. according to alldata this engibne has a chain...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L steering box and/or steering pump VIN: 1GCEK19T9Y
Customer had 100 miles away whe he lost power steering. Said he looked under hood, belt was on, no leakage apparant. When I got it, after he drove the 100 miles with no powe steerig, the return hose was off and no fluid in system. Put a reman AC Delco sreering...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L ABS Readings VIN: 1GCGG25R72
Here's a good one for you GM tech's... Vehicle came in with intermittent low speed ABS activation on left front wheel. Thought at first maybe the speed sensor had some rust buildup on the mounting base but decided to run a value scan with our Solis first, to ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 24GP44L03R
This van came in for a no start (the stater will not turn over) I checked all the conections,battery & fuses all good. I followed alldatas wiring diagram and found that the starter relay had a good power sorce also it is getting a signal from the ignition swit...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out
Please read the recent repair history, this is killing us we are out of ideas. cam and crank sync are okay on scanner. The problem is when under load it backfires throught the intake while it is bogging down with no power it completely falls on its face. Not...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L rattle over bumps VIN: DH123NVSKN
I got a metalic noise or flutter on right front side, it almost sounds like its in the dash under the speaker,have yet to find it. dont have enough time to investigate cause its my daughters car and its hardly at home, come on dodge experts..
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...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Rotors/Drums VIN: 1B4GP44L8X
Customer brought this van in a few weeks ago for new front struts, 4 new tires, and to diagnose a vibration problem under braking. Test drove vehicle and felt the vibration the customer described under braking. Did an inspection of brakes and found excecive we...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Warning/interior lights VIN: 1B7GG2AN01
Warning lights and interior lights come on with key in ignition ("Run" position). "Tailgate Open", "Brake", and "Door Ajar" warning lights illuminate simultaneously while driving down the road. Also, the interior courtesy lights are on when this occurs. Ironic...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23Z81
Hey everyone I could really use some fresh ideas on this one. This truck only acts up when cold and not every time. When you crank it over, the starter will kick back, almost like motor is out of time. After SEVERAL minutes of trying it will finally start, run... Trouble codes: P1687 (No MIC BUS message instrument cluster/gauges)
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L 4-3 downshift VIN: 1B4GP25302
At 28-30 mph, on a closed throttle downshift from 4th to 3rd, there is a clunk and bump feel. It appears to be a tie up. Has anyone running across this before? I am thinking the overdrive check valve? If so, what is involved with replacing it? Thanks!
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: 1D7KU28D14
customer came in with engine missfire, stall complaint check engine light on. inspected and found missfire on #1,3, 2 and 4 cylinders. smoke tested- no leaks visible. replaced all plugs, fuel pressure test- ok. tested spark on coils-ok. compression test-ok. re... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder missfire)
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on
just wondering if anybody chrysler guys out there have heard of this, the car is BRAND new the customer has only put 200 miles on her new car and we have put 700 trying to fix. It is a real quirky problem. it is a 2 trip fault and it is monitored on decel afte... Trouble codes: P0139
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L overflow VIN: 1FTEF15N3L
Good snowy day (for some); I've rummaged thru the archives, and still haven't fixed this. This particular f150 has already been to ford dealer for the updated pumps, and has the external outlet checks on both tanks. Removed and tested both external check valve...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Contertor VIN: 1FMEU15N2R
This Bronco starts and runs fine. If the gear selector is placed in OD or 2nd it will bang in gear like the convertor is locked up and stall. If the transmission is placed in rev or low it works fine.
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L no heat/poor heat
Love this sight, have a hairball Escort that is killing us. Bought car off of customer(needing engine)Put used boneyard engine in and sold car to good customer(whoops). Brought in complaint of slow warming up and low heat. As per all engine installs, new t-sta...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L moniters not setting VIN: 1FTCR14AXT
after seven cool downs and drive cycles.monitors still down checked pids again found maf at 153hz.put new sensors same brand motorcraft.checked fuse # 10 replaced it.coolent and iat within 8drgs cold.checked powers and grounds at computer and was ok. we put 30...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 2FMDA5147T
This van came in for check engine light on. Scanned and found code po300 random misfire. Could not make van miss on road test and customer said they never felt it miss.I suspected EGR so I Checked IATN archives and found the posts about EGR ports plugging unde... Trouble codes: P0174
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
this ford is not doing me any favors toward fixing it. the misfire on # 3 is due to the injector not firing but the code we have is for the ign coil circuit. we swapped the coils just to make sure and tested the wiring to the pcm for the injector and all looks... Trouble codes: P0353 (ign coil c primary/secondary circuit fault)
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP3830Y
in 4th or 5th or any gear for that matter. 4th and 5th its worse, when acceleration the engine feels its shaking back and fourth like pressing the clutch a bunch of times. and the clutch feels strong so i dono.i did the mounts slighty better. had a weak top en...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
hello to group, thank you to all in advance. customer has 2000 mustang gt 4.6 sohc. want to up grade camshafts with crane cams, rockers, lifters. has anyone completed a camshaft repacement on a 4.6 sohc. any ideas or problems or special tools needed before i t...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP31301
Have I got a good one here (I hope). I'm assuming there's a logical explanation for this and I hope someone out there has seen and solved this before. This vehicles' brakes are fine. Brakes are completely operational, even the ABS system works fine. Problem is...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Dear ford techs, I have this Ford F150 that the customer has brought in for a problem in the 4X4. Customer says that the it will engage 4X4 without turning the switch into 4High Position. Customer also said that it has gone into 4Low at 20mph. Have tried the ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L aim VIN: 1FTNF20L73
I have a 2003 ford f250 superduty. I cannot find the H and V numbers to aim the headlights? can anyone help???
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L p0732 VIN: 1FMZU73K33
This 2003 Ford Explorer with 67,[...] ..complaint - O/D Light Flsahes. Cleared and Drove Vehicle to verify.O/D light Flashed again.Retrieved code P0732. Replaced the solenoid pack.Refilled and Roatest. The O/D Light started flashing after 6 stop and starts ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L startin system VIN: 1FTPX14554
when temperatures are extremely cold near 10 deg. or colder vehicle will not crank over. instrument cluster where outside temp and mileage read --- and keeps flashing check gauges. if you leave the key in the on position for about ten minutes.then turn the key...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14564
We have a 2004 F150 4wd truck in the shop with lean codes on both banks. P0171, and P0174. Freeze frame was set at 1200 rpm, 0 mph, 183'F ECT, and 22'F IAT, 54% load. The problem we are having, (is not only that we cannot duplicate it at that rpm), but when ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
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...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L airbag code 34 VIN: 1FMYU02Z75
Customer stated airbag light was on. I told her to count the flashes --34--. She brings vehicle to me and pulls in the shop- air bag light was off. I had Alldata info in hand to check code but since light went off she wanted to take vehicle,she was in a hurry....
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTSX21575
came in complaining about driving on freeway about 60-70. he stated he hit a pot hole. truck bounced all over the road. and almost crashed. retorque frontend parts. cant seem to find anything else wrong. there is some tsb ive done. need some help. thanks for t...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L fuel leak VIN: 2GTEC19R8W
fuel leak at cpi plug in. found fuel at plug in while doing intake gaskets. cleaned out test drove for one month there is fuel back in there. has anybody seen any common problems with o-ring or injectors. thank in advance.
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Fuel gauge VIN: 1GTEC14VXX
The fuel gauge is erratic at all times. Cycling the ignition may or may not provide a response, as it can remain on empty for several cycles. I was able to get a 12v reading at the tank connector, but the customer is not willing to pay for dashboard removal fo...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hard start when cold VIN: 1234432112
tps sensor on throtte body was broke and the connector was damaged and someone had tried to repair it with female spade connectors on little terminals. didnt work. check engine light was on with tps code. got used throttle body and put on connector. customer d...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Won't accelerate VIN: 4S2DM58W23
Any help on this Isuzu would be appreciated. This was brought in because it would not idle. We cleaned the throttle bore and now it won't even rev up. I don't know much about this system of electronic throttle but if I clear the code it comes back immediatly. ... Trouble codes: P1290
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
I have a s-type jag that came in from another shop because it was hydra-locked. I replaced both head gaskets and reassembled the engine. After I was already into the job I found that the crank locking tool for a s-type is different than one for a xj8. We did n...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S4R
hello everyone, here is the problem. when you go to start this jeep in the morning or after it has been sitting for 8 hours or so , you turn the key on ,the check engine light will not be on but if you sit for a moment with the key on then the light will start...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N42
Hi: This one is for the Jeep experts, I have this Grand Cherokee with code P0123 TPS VOLTAGE HIGH, DRB III shows TPS voltage, 5 volts at ecm. But the signal line that goes from the TPS (pin 2 orange/red) to de ECM (connector 1 pin 23 orange/red) has .70 volts ... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps voltage high)
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L air suspension VIN: SALPA1246X
I just have a couple of questions, has anyone pulled one of these solenoids out of the eas valve block and done a clean and reseal on them . If so what is involved . Also what are the chances of it being the eas controler . Has anyone figured out a way to deci...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L engine/trans VIN: JT8BH28F3W
This vibration occurs while in park @2500-3000 rpm or while driving. Engine has no rough run no missfire. No recent major repairs.
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D0Y
This car came in for a CEL on FEB 9th followed service manual diag. procedure, led me to PCM replacement. Replaced PCM, drove through drive cycle and scanned for pending codes, P1409 returned in pending codes. any help is greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P1409 (EGR stepper motor circuit malfunction)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA51E3N
thanks for replies if i get any. this car will stall out & not restart, let car sit & will start. drive car for 3-4 days without problem. i have done no repairs or parts swaping. i dont want this to turn into a dart board.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L lacks power VIN: WDBGA57EXN
Hey Mercedes techs out there, I've gotten into a mess here with this 12 cylinder. Don't see but an occasional one, but this one came in with no power. To start with I saw the throttle cable was adjusted up so the idle contact switch wouldn't ever close, correc...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L serrpentine belt VIN: WDBHA28EXT
Hi Guys Sorry to post such a mundane problem but I'm out of ideas. The serpentine belt on this Mercedes C280 squeals when cold and under load when warm. It has a new tensioner and belt idler, the alternator bearings were replaced. An original Merecedes belt wa...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ70G61
I have very limited info on testing for this code. Mitchell and All data do not list a trouble shooter for this code for this vehicle. Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0451
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L shifting VIN: 4A3CS44R1M
This Eclipse intermittently but usually starts out in 3rd when cold and will occasionally downshift abruptly while cruising. The fail-safe mode with 3rd gear only has never occurred when warm and the key has to be turned off after a short drive to get it to co...
1997 Mitsubishi legnum 3.0L AYC system VIN: 7A8CJ30070
Can any one help with the bleeding procedures on these AYC sytems.
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L meter fuse VIN: JN8HD17YXL
hi all nissan techs this veh. blows the meter fuse intermittenly when shifting to reverse.normal amp draw on fused circuit is 3-5 amps except in reverse where the draw is 7-9 amps and will go as high as 23 amps which blows the 10a fuse. have inspected harness ...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BD6753W
After doing a bent valve, headgasket change this thing is using more gas the owner says. He claimes it also burns oil now. With the labscope hooked to the oxygen sensor it toggles back and forth untill you get to about four grand and then stays at rich. On the...

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1991 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JH4DA9346M
The customer has to have the car, therefore, I will not be able to fix the vehicle. Thankyou for all of your replies.
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L xenon directional headlights VIN: WAUDG74F85
Thanks to all who replied, especially Paul, from Georgia, he gave me precise directions on how to do it. The problem however was that the body tech forgot to install the power output stage!!! The old headlight bucket was in pieces and he didn't notice it until...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L light control module VIN: WBAFB3341Y
thank you for all who relied. still could able program the lighting module. followed all the instruction at bmwtechinfo faq and bought the 20 pin adapter to go in. it doing a same thing. so, i'm thinking that pass thru interface could be defective. i'll try to...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Engine VIN: 1G4CW52K0V
I pulled apart the timing cover one last time for a really close inspection. The crankshaft timing sprocket was cracked causing the chain to run off center. It seems the crankshaft key-way was pushed back when I installed the crank pulley. I missed by about 1/...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L dash lights VIN: 2G4WS52J32
Hi all ok I am not sure why this fixed it but here gos I got the car back in monday and the first thing I did was check for codes found none in the ecm so I checked in the brake or abs system and I found a code for the selinods cycling to long sorry I dont rem...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L airbag VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
Well this one is fixed Thanks to all who responded many of you said to check the sir coil or clock spring which after disarming the airbags we did remove and Test and found this to have a broken connection we replaced and reassembled and and problem is gone Th...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEC19R1T
Thanks guys, it was the distributor cap. That is what most of you that responded told me. I learned that you cannot judge a book or a cap by its cover. The cap looks great from the inside too. What stumped me was the customer's description of it just dying goi... Trouble codes: P1345 (Disagreement between cam and crank sensor).
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L pulleys VIN: 1G1JC5244X
Thanks to everyone who replied. The problem was fixed by replacing the tensioner and belt. IATN is great! Keep up the good work everyone, hope I can return the favor in the near future.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Radiator Fans VIN: 1G1NE52J01
Well, I think I have repaired this car, at least for now. I had already replaced the thermostat, so that was taken care of. From some of your replies, I found out the fans will run after started untill a certian speed of driving has occured. However these woul...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1W567KE1
Bingo a new thermostat and clearing the P0128 code fixed the fan coming on after key off/and thermostat problem. Thw fans wer noisy and we replaced them-hint-remove the air box for axcess and there is a push in retainer under the drivers side fan that has an a... Trouble codes: P0128.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L t-case VIN: 1GNDT13S12
Well this one is to bed... A reflash corrected the 4hi and awd engagement...go figure?? After a lot of reading on this 236, stumbled across it has adaptive learn for the clutch pack, well the original unit was wasted in that area and fork had been traveling pa...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52JX2
i thought a had mentioned i did scan for codes with red brick, found nothing. all those who said theft system i think were correct. although i cannot prove, i believe a weak battery was allowing the car to crank, it was sufficiently draining the pcm's memory w...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L fuel pump
The problem was ignitiopn switch,i replaced and problem gone.What i was trying to do was bypass ignition theft system but was not sure if remote starter needes the theft system working correctly to work -i think it does, so just making the car run was good eno...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L hydro boost brakes VIN: 3B7KF23D5V
Unfortunately nobody sent me any usefull help, though many had great avenues to look at. I replaced the hydroboost unit and the vehicle has been more than perfect ever since. No slow to release brakes, or random no assist. However, after the repair, food for t...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4B3AU42N67
This ended up being a multiple problem situation. On the recommendation I checked for loss of 5V reference to the transmission controller. Cleaned and inspected that area. It looked OK, but looks can be decieving. The other part of the problen was an EGR valve...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 2B4GP4435W
I have found the source of the metal fragments. It was a bearing. I was amazed to see all the planets in very good shape. I also found the overdrive hub with indentations from the clutches getting siezed up in it. I replaced the O/D hub and I still have yet to...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L tcc VIN: 1B7KF23Z1X
10 replies, Thanks to all! Suggestions were, brake pedal switch, governor sensor and solenoid, dirty battery or ground connections, or a defective alternator. Brian from California sent me a good article from gears magazine that addresses the concern thoroughl...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L shifting VIN: 2B4GP4438Y
First i would like to say how greatful i am to this service and the techs who all take the time to help.Most all of you gave me instructions on how to do the quick learn through my snap on scanner.This is some great information for the next one of these i come...
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 5.9L defroster VIN: 1D4HS38N93
Well,there is no way this is going to be repaired without full disassembly of the heater box.As this requires alot of labor,the customer declined the repair and will trade the vehicle in.Thanks for all of the replies.Thanks for all of the replies.
1988 Ford F F700 7.0L Rear main VIN: 1FDNF70K9J
We run the truck this morning for a 1/2 hr and no leak so far. We are going to put trans back in and drive it. Looks good so far. Thanks again for the help. Bruce
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Did a few more test after my updated post. Performed exhaust backpressure test. Less than 2 psi of backpressure. So this eliminates exhaust restriction. Hooked up a smoke machine to the intake. Found the vacuum line to the EGR had a leak about half way between...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31F21
Thanks every one for your input. after replacing gear box and pump, bled p/s system. Found that customer has had that stiffness in the steering since put over size tires. Customer considers stiffness normal. Jaime
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F93
Hi Ya'll, This is 'the one that got away', as I did not fix it.The customer said he was going to drive it with the MIL on, since it had no obvious drivability issues. While I'm waiting for my prosthetic butt to be delivered, I will pass on some insights.First ... Trouble codes: P1273 (lo side to hi side open circuit inj. 3).
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FTNE24L43
Some vehicles are just not normal!! Checked all data and all suggestions from the Techs that responded and all seemed normal. We did have the pending code and mode six data that indicated that Cyl #5 had a problem, so upon examining all the spark plugs, we rep...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7664L
This vehicle was picked up by customer without repair. The concern could never be duplicated. Did speak with the customer and verified that customer didn't notice a flucuating speedomter. The concern had only occured for the customer intermittently and could n...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start
sorry about the delay but i have two small kids that they do not allow me to go in the computer.the car is not fix,after explaining the customer that the computer needs to be replaced and the cost.he refused to fix it.I received five replies,tried all still th...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Electronic VIN: KMHCG35G82
Thanks to everyone who replied, I have not fixed the vehicle yet. The customer has broken their foot and she is not going to return with the vehicle until she is back on her feet, thanks again for the help.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Engine VIN: 1J4GZ88Z7W
Wow, some great info thank you all so much. You won't believe what I found. Many of you thought it might be the impeler on the water pump. So I pulled the pump off. At first I was disapointed the impeler was intact and not rusty in fact this was a replacement ...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Starting VIN: KNAFB12171
Thanks to all for responding to this request. I replaced the timing belt because of the deflection between the camshaft pulleys. This solved the hard cranking problem when cold. Apparently there was enough slack in the belt to throw the engine out of time and ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L abs fault VIN: SALLJRMM3T
Hi there, I have fixed this vehicle and special thanks to Janos [...] who sent me the complete electronics manual in PDF form which is just fantastic. This vehicle ended up with 2 faults. To get the ABS fault codes you link pins 5 and 15 on the OBD II plug. T...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2220X
Thanks for all the responses. We took a chance and changed the mass air flow sensor and it seems to be OK. Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Sytem Too Rich Bank 1).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs/bas/esp VIN: WDBJF703J3
Thanks everybody for the info. I am having the same problem after replacing the stop light switch with a OE. and replacing the pressure switch. The C1000 and the C1141 kepps coming back.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on, hard to fill with fu VIN: 4A4MN21S34
hi guys, sorry it took so long to close this out the customer and i had to wait until our schedules could work out. Jason [...] was very helpful when he let me know that i could get to the tank pressure sensor with out dropping the fuel tank which loo... Trouble codes: P0441.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm greatful! Its turns out that replacing the CTS solved the problem. Everybody is happy
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L goes into limp VIN: WVWRH63BO1
No I didn't fix this one. The multifunction code 706 kept returning, I checked every pin for shorts and opens and did not find any. I was requested to reassembly the volkswagen and it was to to go a VW dealership in another city, over the phone they said they ...
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