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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L smokes VIN: WBADB2401F
Car is now difficult to start. Smokes very Bad. Having trouble with setting timing for cam. My info is not very good on this car. Also can not find info on what the compression is suppose to be. I really beleive this motor is wore out but customer insist that ...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7323T
Hello BMW Techs out there, This little car is a real pain. It originally came in with the idle wavering between 700 and 2100 rpm up and down like it couldn't find idle speed and it smells really rich. Found the plenum adjuster (the plastic butterfly inside th... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction), P1140 (Manufacture Controlled Fuel Air System)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDA510002
i have this 2003 z4 in the shop that keeps triggering a check engine light.. we have the i scan scanner but i can not get into this car except through generic obd11.. in there i get a code p1415 auxilary emission control malfunction.. ive looked all over for t...
1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G4BR82P8R
Vehicle has misfire on light acceleration & slight loss of power. Misfire can felt as well as heard as a puff in exhaust on light accel in gear.
1998 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L passlock VIN: 1G4NJ52M3W
Vehicle was towed in from another shop with Theft system problem. Pull codes p1629,run diagnosis only to be referred to Antitheft and Alarm Systems. Only have Mastertech available, so checked under Body control and get wrong selection or ecu not present messag...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1G4HP54K8Y
Blower works int. Remove control assy. reinstall fan comes on. remove dash to remove harness no problem found. Don't understand system.
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L timing belt VIN: W06VR52R0W
hi guys,this is one for a gm man.We use al-data which is not specfic about what timing marks to use. The left [driver side]pullies have two marks about an inch apart. Which ones are used?thanks for any help.
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L MIL Lamp on, MIL LAMP ON & OFF VIN: 2G1WX12X7S
engine light is on & off intermittantly, there is not a specific pattern. we retrieved code # 1640. we ran through tests for this code & all is ok. cust did originally complain of oil light on dash all the time, which we traced & replaced low oil level sensor.... Trouble codes: P1640 (quad driver a failure)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS18W3S
Truck came in with severe no start when it is really cold. Further study revealed that regardless of temperature if gas pedal is depressed all the way when cranking ignition it will not start. If pedal is released it will start after about 4-5 seconds of crank...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
Now were getting a P1351 code after running the flow chart we found that the ac voltage on the I.C. wire is 5.5 volts, it should be 1-4 volts ac, flow chart says to reflash, did that still no start, flow chart says replace VCM (ecu) did that, still no start. I... Trouble codes: P1351 (I.C. Circuit high voltage)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JF12T2W
Car overheats,new oem thermostat,vacuum the coolant system to refill,by-passed the heater core still over heated,radiator remaims cold,coolant air bleed tube is open,bench tested thermostat and it does open as spec.radiator will flow water,not restricted.Do we...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Collapsed fuel tank VIN: 1GBKC34JXW
This is a one ton dump truck that receives much abuse. Two months ago the truck came in with multiple problems; plugged exhaust, clogged injectors, bad O2 sensors, along with a collapsed side fuel tank. The sides of the tank crushed the pump module and I could...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCEK19T4X
Hi, This Truck has electronic 4x4 with auto 4 WD, 2 HI, 4 HI, 4 LO. When Auto 4WD is selected the 4x4 will engage on demand and the rear wheels will climb out of the dyno.(The system works as designed). When 4 HI is selected it sounds like the transfer case is...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs light,others VIN: 1G1JC1242X
I have a car that came in with abs light on and code 1246, non-actuating rear expansion spring brake(ESB). Under trouble shooter it says this code will set if abs voltage low and sure enough on the data screen we have 2.4 volts. On further investigation find t...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 7.4L All up-shifts. VIN: 1GCHK33J57
All upshifts are extremely harsh. Has code P0122 for low TPS voltage. Also customer has complained of slippage. This transmission was just overhauled and the symptoms are the same as before. Thank you.
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L body control module VIN: 2G1WF55E1Y
Hi GM Techs, I replaced the BCM on this vehicle today. I have a Tech 2 scan tool and I entered the Vin # into the BCM. I tried doing the passlock relearn manually with the 3, 10 minute intervals but the security light never went out and vehicle won't crank. Lo...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29F8Y
Hi don't know if I have two problems or the same that just developed into a larger problem. Customer brought this truck in twice for no start due to theft deterent system. Both times I went though and found no problems. Told customer we should order passlock s... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft deterrent passlock problem), U1192 (theft deterrent)
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH52F72
This Ecotech DOHC 2.2 lopes at idle and sets a random misfire code PO300.Misfire data shows all cylinders missing at idle.Short term fuel trim is fluctuating around 0 at idle.Long term trim is around -8.If you crack the throttle a little the car runs good.Cust... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L oil pressure VIN: 1GCCS14H03
this s-10 came in & oil pressure droping down no lifter noise or any rattling at all. installed manual oil pressure gauge & pressure after warm drops to about 3-4 psi. replaced oil pump no change. does this mean a bad bearing? with out tearing motor apart how ...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Instrument Panel Malfunctioning VIN: 2C3HD56F7T
This car came in with the climate control head and instrument cluster not working. The instrument cluster starts working for a few seconds when power is cycled off and on with the ignition switch. I replaced the ignition switch with the same results. The clima...
2001 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL64UX1
Customer had the battery replaced. Very soon after(same day) the check engine light came on. I pulled codes: P0601 Internal Controller Failure. Read through the sight and found something on cleaning ground connections. I removed the battery, checked all connec... Trouble codes: P0601 (Internall Controller Failure)
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L gear shifter indicator VIN: 2C4GP74LX2
Transmission was just replaced under warranty (due to a seized transmission) by the dealer. As soon as the customer picked up his vehicle, the gear shift indicator was intermittently reading incorrectly. When shifting, sometimes all of the indicator lights for...
1997 Daewoo NUBIRA 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KLAJA35ZEW
This one is killing me, extremely intermittant cut out whilst driving, occasionaly idling. Customer states that while driving vehicle just cuts out can be 30kmh driving off or coasting at 100kmh. When it happens sometimes will start again straight away but mos...
1988 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B4GW12Y4J
this car was purchased by the vice president of the company, car has been sitting for a while, it was a yard ornament, but has potential, this is 5.2l TBI, car will start up then die out instantly, asd relay clicks off, turn the key off , then turn it back on ... Trouble codes: 41 (alt field circuit problem detected), 88 (battery voltage been interrupted)
1996 Dodge B2500 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB21Y1T
Hello all, this van is giving us fits. MIL is on with P1899 - PNP switch stuck in park or gear. Ran trouble shooting chart and replaced PNP switch due to resistance not within spec. PID not switching on scan tool, even with new PNP switch. I can read what actu... Trouble codes: P1899 (Park neutral switch stuck in park or in gear)
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Speedo VIN: 1B4HS28Y1X
Chrysler people,we have this Durango. CAme in for sppedo inop/check engine lamp on. Scanned for codes P1867 was stored. Cleared codes resets immediately. Checked speed sensor with vantage good pattern. Description on modis is MIC not communicating. Could not f...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L torque converter VIN: 387KF23662
Hello fellow techs, I have an issue here and I think I know what the problem is but I would like to know a sure way of testing it before I watse my time and the customer's money. The problem is when you shift the truck into drive it stalls. It starts right up ...
1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTBR10T4J
The truck came in last week with a driveability concern. After it gets warm and driving for about 15 minutes, it loses power, misses badly and wants to die if you do not continue to feather the gas. If you throw it in nueral and turn the key off and restart, i...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Leaking VIN: 2FTZF1820W
Hello techs, This one shouldn't be so difficult. I am changing the fuel filter on this F-150 and the fuel line on the engine side of the filter won't stop leaking. It took quite some time to remove the old filter and when it finally came, two o-rings and somet...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L not sure VIN: 1FTRW08L71
This is a 4 wheel drive . Customer's complaint of "when backing up a few feet, the vehicle will abruptly stop, acts like it's locked up". He gets it out of this state by moving forward a few feet. We have tried it for days and will not act up for us. Customer ...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP11351
car was towed in with a broken timing belt and idler pully.relaced both and set the time. also replace one cracked fuel injector on # 1 cylinder. car idles fine but starts to miss when you drive it. i have triple checked timing and its good. replaced plugs and... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Need help please.Truck came in with complaint of check engine light on and the idle fluctuateing up and down.Hooked up the ol scanner and got p1506/idle air ctrl overspeed error-and po125/coolent temp too low/closed loop.My first thought was vacume leak so i p... Trouble codes: P1506, P0125
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53UX2
this car came in and customer said the car had a miss and the service engine light was on. i could not feel a miss the code is a 1336 misfire code i have never seen this code in any car before i do not have the capability of looking at misfires of single cylin... Trouble codes: 1336 (misfire)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L majer thumping in drive train. VIN: 1FTZR45E63
Hey there. We had this truck bought into us for a thumping noise in the drive line. ont the first test drive we felt the thumping in the drive line. At first we thought it was a rearend jumping teeth. Because it shook the hole truck when it happened. It sound ...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, NO POWER VIN: 1GTGK24F2V
A 97 GMC K2500 6.5 turbo diesel code F came to our shop for a no-start. We narrowed it down to a faulty injection pump. Upon removal we found that the three nuts that hold the pump in place were not there. We had the pump rebuilt. The truck is now back togethe... Trouble codes: P0216
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L turn signals VIN: 1GDJG31R0X
Got a good one. Van come in with no parking lights. Using turn signal caused all four corners to flash fast. Turn hazards on, all four flash normal speed. Fuel gage oscillates like it's going nuts (rapid movement with little travel) Anytime we hit the turn sig...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GKDT13WOY
This one came into the shop with the fuel gauge inoperative and the low fuel light on. We didnt really test it and installed a new pump/sender and had the same problem. Well now we have to back up and do what we should have done the first time. We have 5 volts...
1987 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA3143H
This vehicle would not restart for customer after driving normally a few days ago. Towed to shop and started immediately. Ran it for awhile (a long while) and then shut it off and immediatley tried to restart but would not. Spark good. Fuel pressure and volume...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Suspension VIN: IHCGC6655Y
Car has a suspension rattle in the right front when going over bumps. I replaced a broken stabilizer link, but the noise is still there. I am thinking the strut, however I would like to know if there are any common problems. I have had little luck replacing st...
2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6L start clutch VIN: 1HGEJ7221Y
This car was sent to us by a general repair shop. they had already thoroughly checked engine out found no problems. I found a tsb, honda #02-068, which matches this cars symptoms. the tsb fix is to replace pcm, start clutch assembly, and start clutch control s...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FJ38L0L
We changed the engine on a 1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0l and now it has a bad stumble when trying to accelerate. The first thing I thought was the distributor alignment, but it is about .030" past the edge of the terminal for number 1 when at TDC. Fuel pressure hold...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ5853R
I need help with this jeep I can't get information from the ebcm. Always no communication there is no power to any of the six terminals in the data link connector. My information source does not correctly identify wire colors in the 6 pin connector. I have che...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L 4 wd VIN: 1JHGZ78Y1S
Hi all I have a good customer with this jeep. The jeep has a service 4wd light on in the information centre. It is an awd and has no driveability concerns I have not able to find any information on this light even the dealer wasn't able to tell me. Does anyone...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S14
This jeep came in with misfire complaint, saw coil arching while wet so we replaced coil pac and spark plugs as needed. Came back in next day with same complaint and same codes. Checked injector wiring and connector and pulse. Replaced injector with oe part. T... Trouble codes: P0206 (Injector circuit problem cyl 6), P0306 (Mis-fire cyl 6)
1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Flex Plate VIN: KNAFA1213R
Greetings fellow techs. I have one here that I wish would just go away. I put a used wrecking yard engine in this car 6 months ago, Replaced the TC flex plate and engine backing plate due to being slightly bent/tweaked. Everything cool for 3 months. Car comes ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L rear air bags VIN: SALTW12421
Hi fellow techs, hope someone can help with this one! I have a discovery laying on the ground in the rear. I jumped the compressor and it runs but it seems to pump air to a hose that goes nowhere in the drivers side frame. I've traced the hose to what looks li...
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Pads VIN: LXF4456743
Sorry about the vin but the customer took the car,I want to get some idea's if it still squeaks.Could not find anything in archives.The problem with these rear brakes is they squeak as you drive and stop when you apply the brakes.This only happens on the right...
1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L dash "lock" light on VIN: JM2UF6143P
This truck had a high emission failure under load. After all dignostics we replaced the ECU with a used one. This solved the problem. The customer returnd saying that now the 4wd "lock" light in the dash comes on every time he starts the engine. He selects 2wd...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L HC at idle VIN: 4F4CR16A7R
Cat was hollow and o2 was very slow at first idle emission state test so co was 1.1% and HC was 450ppm. after repairs, HC will slowly climb up from 30ppm at idle to about 190ppm before the 30 sec test time limit. Have scoped MAF and cleaned, inj flush, HC in c...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
Alright guys, this car is just filling the cylinders full of gas. SO much it is killing the plugs and won't start. It has No codes and the data looks fine. What do you guys think?
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L blower motor, VIN: WDBCA35E6M
This vehicle came in with no blower operation. I think fuse that operates blower is fuse for climate control in fuse block by left front strut.I am really lost on this type of vehicle. its a 400se . I looked thru help , and fixes which a lot say about fuse, an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Compressor VIN: WDBHA23E4V
This M/B C230 car comes in with the capasity full of refrigerant. We have not replaced anything at this point just checked the capasity. The problem its having is that the compressor will engage for a couple of seconds then shut off. This compressor is a denso...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Valve Body VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Hello all. Heres a pretty specific question. We have this 99 E320 4matic that we are trying to remove the transmission valve body to replace the oring seal for the multi-pin round electrical connector. This connector (for the electronics in the valve body)is l...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S81
Check engine light began to flash and customer had car towed to shop over weekend. Found P0300 stored. Mode 6 indicated about 9% misfire on cyls 4,5 & 6, no misfires on 1,2 & 3 and a total Type A & B misfire count of about 29%. No miss present a this time, no ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2000 Mini Galant 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A33AA46G1
Just some general infomation befor I tear the dash out of this thing to get to the computer. Ended up with this car from customer. They did no want to put money into it. Orginaly came in with a crank but would not start. Have fuel pressure, compression, and fi...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G92
this is a car lot car. speedometer not working. has new cluster. no 5 volt ref at pin 80 con. 41 of pcm. i can ground a test light and tap the wire going to speedo and the needle jumps. this tells me i dont have anything messing with my wire between pcm and sp...
1997 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 1N4AS11D8V
Can anybody help with this one? We had this car brought in to us with REJECTED at the test lane. OBD system not ready. We ran the 2 time drive cycle that ALDATA rec. and we could not get the monitors CAT/ EGR / O2 to set to ready. We did this drive 4 different...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31071
now it idles up and down no check engine light but wont idle down below 1,000 but does surge to 2,400 any sugetions? the dealer wont help me with it but he did say this was problem with these cars Trouble codes: P0505
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L abs module VIN: 1G3WS52HXY
hey guys, the problem with this failure started intermittantly. the problem is now full time. abs, brake, trac off, pcs, and service vehicle soon indicators illuminated. pull codes from ebtcm, and only one is present-co55o- ecu/ccu malfunction. my information ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NW52E3X
First off this vehicle has had a hard life. The intake gaskets were blown and the engine was severely overheated. We performed a complete engine rebuild. Customer has put 4,000 miles on engine after rebuild. Customer states car has bad gas mileage, doesn't kno...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Auto headlight aim and Air bag VIN: WAULC68E53
Hi and thanks to one and all. There's no way around using a scan tool to reset the airbag and headlight aim warning lights. Three replies mention a Vag Com scan tool, while one each mentioned an AST PC retreiver and a Hanatech. At the moment I'm waiting to hea...
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WT7H3PH
hi what a produtive day in turned out to be thanks to all who answered! armed with emails i went into work today and tried kenny solomans (his was the first one i got so i went in order) email about the coil case and cracking took off the aluminum cover an... Trouble codes: 19 (7x intermitten signal).
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L abs VIN: 1G6KD52B9S
Thank you all for responding so quickly. I went trough the wiring again and again and kept coming up with all the same readings. I liked the response to verify voltage reference at the sensor compared to other sensor because that is when I found a wire coming ...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCECK670I
Well thanks to Vincent,Lewis,Jeff,Randy,Donald,David,Marc, and Russ for all your help in getting some of the rust off the old brain here. But James hit it on the head. Performed idle relearn procedure. Started engine and let idle in gear until cooling fans cam...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on, runs hot VIN: 2G1WL52M1S
I found the electric part of the A/C clutch was drawing to may Amps,causing the Eng.EMS fuse to go open. Replaced A/C clutch assembly. Trouble codes: 0028 (Transmission Range Switch), 0037 (TCC Brake switch circuit), 0075 (egr 1), 0076 (egr 2), 0077 (egr 3).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L daytime running lamps VIN: 1G1JF12T3V
thank you for all the responses. i never ran across this problem so i didn't know where to look. the wiring behind the washer resevoir was rotted just like everyone said. i really appreciate all the help
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L output shaft bearing VIN: 1GCGK29R9W
Well It's out. It had a snap ring like a fwd cv axle does. It was jamed up some how . only a little bit survived.I ended up pulling the front diff and taking it to a tranny shop to remove it.sometimes you need to give up before tear something up. had too buy t...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Start/stall VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Thanks for the help. Dale and others where right it was a restricted converter. Converter caused back pressure to push EGR open all the time, heat caused hole to burn above tube, 'opposite' EGR inlet tube. Had no coolant leaks and car runs fine with New intake... Trouble codes: 300 (miss fire), 1811 (trans), 404 (egr).
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L transfer case VIN: 1GNDV03E82
Thank you to everyone that replied. We decided to pull engine and transmission together. Jerry
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Blower motor
Fixed the beast. Got 12 nearly instant replies and EVERY one was dead on the money. Harold, Jarrod, Chet, Brett, Bull, Chad, Randy, Rolando, Anthony, Brent, Neil, and Justin had all seen this problem before and it was indeed the blower control module that was ...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L speedometer VIN: 1GNEK13VX4
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L unknown VIN: 1C3EJ56X3T
Well guys, this one is fixed. It turns out that the drums were oversized so the adjusters would not hold adjustment causing the low pedal concern. Apparently the tech who machined the drums should have measured more closely and sold new drums in the first plac...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Differential VIN: 2B3HD46T9V
Disassembled transmission, found a carrier bearing on the passenger side came apart. There was enough damage that it's really hard to determine why it happened. Due to the time since it was rebuilt and since it only holds 1 qt, it's difficult to determine if i...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B3ES42Y7X
Sorry I took time to close the Neon out. I want to thank all who replied. I wanted to make sure that the problem did not reoccur. I went over the specs of the vehicle and found that the second time I checked the vacuum was 15psi at idle. Why I has 18psi the fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipil missfire.).
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
thanks for all the help . I didn't beleave it would be timing chain the motor didn't make chain noises and had good compression . I took it too tech. class showed the instrutor a flash card of scope pattern when it was missing, primary ignition. We pulled the ...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Defroster VIN: 1B4HS48N82
Thank you for the information sent. The problem was unrelated to PCM change. The A/C-Heater control head was bad. I purchased a known good one from a wrecking yard, reset it, and it now works. Thank you, Mike
2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L 1-2 shift
first I apologise for thowing you all off with the 4.7L engine (my mistake) it was indeed a 3.9L with a 46re trans. the valvebody was the fix. thank you for all the replies
2002 Fiat UNO 1300CC No Start VIN: 9BD1582401
Thanks… what a wonder group. My first concern was how to retrieve codes from ECU but there is no way to blink codes on this systems. Must use a scanner with appropriate software but... Antonio [...] and Lucasz gave the information I needed. Coolant sensors use...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A9S
Greetings, the fix for this no start issue was indeed the distributor. Most of the responses were for a faulty distributor. I installed an after market of which I'm a bit concerned as to their reliability. As a matter of fact the housing shaft was not machined... Trouble codes: 556 (Fuel pump HFP relay primary circuit failure).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
Thanks for all the help,I did not know about the egr port issue.The truck has been with the owner and he will let me know if the lite comes back on.When (if?)it returns I will check all the items that were suggested.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
The coil pack on the right side was the problem. Thanks to all of you that responded. I have to tell you, there was no way on this vehicle that I could access cylinder misfire data. We have a Genesis and a Snap On scanner. It is always good to have you guys st... Trouble codes: P0135 (intermittent fault for o2 sensor).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FTNW21F41
as per the replys we have many that suggested the crank sensor it has been changed 3 time as well as the connector, we replaced the pcm & had it reprogramed ( all dealer parts ) do not know if it is fixed or not for sure -- customer is driving -- thanks for ... Trouble codes: P0344 (interment cam siginal).
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Electrical VIN: 3FAFP31313
This has been a very difficult vehicle. We were finally able to recreate the problem. Relay was clicking in the fuse panel below the steering wheel. We tightened all the contacts on both relays on the panel. We found no ground issues. Hasn't happened again. Ke...
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GKEK13R4T
well as 75% of you said it was the dist. cap issue I didn't think to look as it had a complete tuneup about 9 months ago incl. cap, rotor, wires & plugs but the vent was plugged up, so we replaced with factory cap & rotor and replaced pcv valve as per napa's t...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U24
This Hummer is fixed. However, it required the reflashing of the PCM by the dealer. We tried every suggestion we were given from checking for a vacuum leak with smoke machine (none found, internal or external), a possible plugged catalytic converter ( backpres... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire).
2005 Hummer H2 6.0L ignition switch/key VIN: 5GRGN23VX5
Two people replied with questions about add on electronics such as auto start or alarm systems. There is no add on in this case. We did find a loose wiring harness on transmission that when corrected allowed proper shifting and when codes were cleared, all was...
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L alternator VIN: JACDH58V7R
Thanks to all that offered suggestions. Technician was trying to over complicate the job. When he went back to the basics, he replaced the belt (had already been done) and the vehicle started charging normally. FYI, we did have 2 of the alternators tested and ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJEA51D83
Hi Guys, Vehicle is fixed and ready to deliver. Thank you ALL for the help. I have been repairing cars for 20+ years, however, I admit this Jag had me concerned. I had NO ALL DATA to get info from and had never done a pump on this particular vehicle. Just to...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D0Y
Thanks for all the replies all of you were right after I removed the valve I found that it was all carboned up and the pintle was not moving enough for the flow to match the voltage applied to the valve... so i replaced the valve and gasket (took me more than ... Trouble codes: P1409 (EGR stepper motor circuit malfunction).
1996 Mercedes-Benz Freightliner .0L Front gear case VIN: 1FUXDPYEXT
I got no responses to my question. I got a friendly Freightliner Dealer to fax me the instructions.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans in limp mode VIN: WDBJF5TJ00
thanks for all the replies that I get. The problem was a bad alternator. I was suspicious but sometimes was checking good . After leave the voltmeter connected to the battery and drive it I found that at idle the voltage was drooping to 11.5 volts and as soon ... Trouble codes: 022 (CCEFP actuator signals in limp mode), 098 (Can problem -no data reception from ASR), 30 (Can-no data from EA/CC/ISC n4/1).
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Crank VIN: WDBFA68F8F
Repair of the GM solved the no crank/start situation. This was a sublet repair for another shop. The other shop owner stated that the owner of the vehicle said the SRS light was on before and declined the repair. Thanks to all that responded to my post. You gu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L shift interlock VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Hi all thanks for all the help i have fixed this beast about half of the replies were replace the brake light switch and the other half were bad shifter assemblies I finally got it to act up and had no signal from the brake switch at the shifter solenoid I rep...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N4BU3109S
Thanks Kelly sometimes it's so easy you look right past it. The pan was pushed up about a 1/4 inch, and you could see marks from pick up tube. Fixed pan and found no further concerns.
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
The fix was a bad throttle control relay and the air duct was off. Thanks guys
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L radio and instument panel VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Thanks to all who replied. I did get lucky with this one. By chance, I had the key on and then shut the door. That is when the fuse blew. I isolated it to the door. Found that when I closed the door, the door stop hinge would rub against the wire loom causing ...
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L front axles VIN: 1GHDT13WOV
i did talk with customer, and he told me in the past,when the front tires were very worn it made the same noise, so he replaced them with new ones, and the noise went away. recently he replace the two rear tires that were just a bit bigger in diameter because ...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L temp gauge VIN: 1G3WH52H0Y
sorry this took so long but most of you said that I still had a air pocket even after all the things I had done to try and get rid of it. I was also told that I needed to use a vacufil unit to fill this system. I finally got my hands on one and I think so far ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12T1T
Well that's the reason I come here. Ron and Jay were completely correct. I felt like a shade tree-er pulling the battery cable, but that's what it took to fix the car. This particular car would not completely clear the EVAP code with the scan tool. Even though... Trouble codes: P0440.
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L battery lamp VIN: 1G2JB5248W
Thanks to all for your replies!I,ll keep your replies on file and let you guys know what I find when car returns to shop.Car is still running with battery lamp on,no dead battery yet.I found out this lady is busy working and days off are few,go figure!thanks e...
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