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2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B53
CHANGHED GAS CAP CODE RETURNED. I have no good test for this code and I don't want to just guess at it. I appreciate any info thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap canister purge valve)
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
Hi Gents, I have a 540i bmw I located the light control modul on the driver side kick panel. I have a grey wire with a red trace with a short circuit. I beleave that wire is the dash light circuit. Sometimes i get power on that wire and some times not I beleav...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door seals VIN: WBAAM3346C
this is for you bmw guys out there. this 323i has never been wrecked but every time it rains, there appears a puddle of water on the carpet directly behind the drivers seat. it doesn't appear to be the weather stripping around the door and it's not a window se...
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L auto heat control VIN: 1G4CW52K4T
car came in battery going dead was unable to duplicate then after several days starter car after turning key off and out noticed clock light still on.pushed the auto temp button on heater and light came on dimly and heater blower motor will come on and operate...
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...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L 4 wheel drive VIN: 3G5BDO3EO3
Hi everyone, This is my first time to work on a Rendezvous, the 4 wheel drive will not engage, when the front wheels start slipping in the snow the all wheel drive disable light comes on. I checked for codes and there are none. I checked the wheel speed sensor...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y3X
Cadillac Men, got a Caddy with P0202(injector ckt problem).Vehicle runs fine,no complaint from customer.Seems to be intermittent.No Tsb's,no hits on iATN and following the code tree chart leads nowhere(see tests and results).Current ramping shows no clues. I c... Trouble codes: P0202 (Injector ckt 2 this code set the MIL lamp), P0203 (injector ckt 3), P0205 (injector ckt 5), P0208 (Injector ckt 8)
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y4Y
this cad came from dealer. they had installed bank 2 coils, and crank sensors, recommended convertor. customer brought car to me for convertor, used oem convertor and bosch o2 sensors. car returned 1 month and 179 miles later with code P1134. retest and replac... Trouble codes: P1134
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1AY0783C
Hey all, 1982 Vette had new fuel pump installed by non-local dealer about 100 miles ago( if you seen low miles, car is a trailer QUEEN). Brought to us with no start, diagnosis bad pump, we installed new AC/DELCO with new sock & inline filter. Inspected wiring ...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY2183K
89 Corvette Installed new engine. customer returned set code 42 EST. Checked Mitchel On Demand and followed flow chart. Ingition Module was not switching. Replaced Ingition Module - switiching now. Still have code setting. Per flow chart replaced ECM. Not prom... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic spart timing)
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 3.1L rad fan will not com VIN: 1G1JF11T8L
Hi We are having a time to get the rad fan to come on.If you ground aldl it will work.The relay is not seeing a ground from the ecm.voltage drops at the grounds are ok.the temp switch has ground at b5 and 5 volts at e16.wire is good to ecm.For some reason the ...
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 Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52M4X
This 99 malibu has recently had the intake manifold gasket's done, 4-5 weeks ago. The complaint is immediatley after she fills up with fuel, on restart the vehicle will have a surging idle, and stall. upon restart it will run fine untill another refill is need...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W2X
This is the third Chev pu that we have seen with cam / crank syncronization problem. Distributor is not adjustable, nor has it been removed. Timing chain does not have excessive play, yet scan tool shows 12 degrees out on cam shaft retard. The first rig had th... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L tcc VIN: 2G1WF55K1Y
i have code p0741 tcc stuck off thiss vehicle had nasty fluid in it when i started looking at it flushed and rt veh code came back on rt tried to follow diag. procedure but scan tool doesnt have capabilities to control tcc pwm i also noticed under trans info o...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U44
This vehicle has been a thorn in our side since day one, I got thrown in the mix now, the customer can go 2 to 3 days before codes return and reduced power light comes on, I have performed wiggle test of all wiring harness and cant fail anything. The customer ... Trouble codes: P0220, P1516, P2101, P2135, B2961
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Power Steering VIN: 1GAHG39UX4
Customer states that when its really cold (-15F) the vehichle is very hard to steer. This vehichle has hydro boost brakes. The temp is up around 30-40F and we tried it and of course its not acting up now. Looking for any input or maybe somone has run across th...
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L camber bolts VIN: 1GCHG39U65
The forward upper control arm bolt head is enclosed in the coil spring mount. How in the world do you access it to adjust camber/caster? Is there a special tool?
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L2T
got a problem hope someone can help me with.it happens to be a 96 t&c that came to me with a complaint of shutting down after it ran about 25-35 miles.check engine lt was on,got codes p0340 cam sensor and p1391 cam or crank intermitent.checked cam sensor with ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor circuit failure), P1391 (cam or crank signal intermitent)
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)
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GH44R5R
Thank you in advance, loosing hair fast and need help. This car came in for rough idle while warm up and stalling, crank fine no start till cool down. Interfaced with on-board computer and no codes hooked up snap-on brick to computer and watch wave form and on...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
This vehicle runs rough at idle. Not a complete missfire, but just not steady. Cylinders 1,3,5 hardly make a difference when disabling injectors. I'm just under the gun today for time and looking for someone to point me in the right direction if there is a com... Trouble codes: P0172
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 ...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL36X82
this car vcame in with a complaint of jerking and stalling after it runs for 15 mins it will start runing real rough and stall it will start back up then it may run a another 10 minitues and do it all over again i can rev it up when it begins to run bad and it... Trouble codes: 700 (trans fault), 303 (misfire), 304 (misfire), 1594 (system voltage high), 300 (random misfire)
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP44E9N
A 92 mustang 5.0 HO engine came into the shop on a hook with a no start condition. After checking spark, fuel pressure and a good visual inspection. Spark was good, fuel pressure was about 35 PSI. The thing I noticed up front was the fuel pump is running all t...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L over drive lock up VIN: 1FTCR14X9T
hey guys, will give thanks in advance. hope someone can help! vehicle:96 ranger - 2wheel drive - aode trans - problem: after it has been driven for a while, trans good and hot, only at high speeds 70 - 80 mph (no kidding - the customer drives 80 miles a day o...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14H7T
This truck is being a real pain. I have been fighting the same trouble codes for 2 years now. In 05 truck was in with codes 1131 and 1151. I had experienced quite a few of these with faulty MAF sensors, and also a TSB for the problem. I replaced the MAF, Pcv a... Trouble codes: 1131 (fuel system not switching adaptive limits lean), 1151 (testing and results)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: FMDU24E8VU
Ok this has been to three different shops including the dealer. For same problem, and please pay attention to the symtoms. ONLY on overnight sit, vehicle floods out and will not start. Eventually we can manipulate the fuel to get it started. But the vehicle fl...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Hey all; Fantastic day in Missouri;hope it's good where you are. I'm looking for advice on r and r on this heater. Really I'm looking for a shortcut I guess. I've printed out the dash removal instructions and am ready to go but just thought you guys might hav...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code B1254 VIN: 2FMZA5145X
This van has code B1254 Air temperature external sensor failure I have not dealt with B codes that much and I have not been able to find any info on this in any of my books,or online. If some one can give me a starting point I would appreciate it. Thanks
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
I have a 99 ford powerstroke diesel that won't start when outside temp is below about 30 deg. unless the block heater is plugged in. It has new batteries and cranks good. The glow plugs and relay are new motercraft brand. The oil was changed recently. It has b...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF35L3Y
This truck came in on a hook,had shut down.Scan test found codes p1299,p1285,we have replaced thermostat and coolant,the cooling system was completely filled when it came in. Pid data shows each sensor reading 202 degrees when temp guage will suddenly peg high... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L valve timing VIN: 3FAF911331
Car was towed in as no start, inspected and found timing belt broken and idler pulley broke. Installed belt and idler, used all tools and adjusted cam an crank timing to specs, rotated crank several times and again rechecked, everyting in line, exhaust cam may...
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 E-250 Econoline 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTNE24LH2
I have a ford van the speedometer is doing crazy things. First the speedo stays at 70 mph while at a stop. if I turn the head lights on is will increase by 5 mph each time. If I turn head kights off it doues not decrease. The brake swicth does the same thing. ...
1994 Geo Prizm 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5368R
this car came in as a no start found bad wires, tunned up and it started.still did not run good,had a code for the map, replaced sensor this problem is corrected,also found a bad o2 and replaced it, now it reads great. the real problem is when it gets hot the ...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L noise VIN: 1GKET16S73
this vehicle has a tapping noise behind the radio area sounds like either stripped blend door or a bad acuator I dismantled 80% of the dash but cant see anything didnt want to go farther without some help dealer stated fuel peddle sensor caused this noise but ...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, egr valve sticks ope VIN: 1HGCD5652S
this car is killing us, it came in with ses light on pulled a code 12 for egr lift. Ports were totally clogged so we cleaned those and now car dyes it applies vacuum to valve but then sticks open maintains vacuum to valve. we installed a new solinoid from hond... Trouble codes: 12 (insufficient egr lift detected)
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L cluster and dash lighting VIN: 1HGCG5648W
prior owner replaced the speedo as old unit quit lighting...the new one never lit up...so i bought it like it is...i changed the unit to no avail. but the cluster will have all the check lights come on when cranking and the gear selector would work and show yo...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2HKRL18552
This vehicle originally came in because when taking a corner the vehicle would feel like it had no power and the rpms would jump to 4,000. The problem is very intermittant and happens maybe once a week on routine driving. We started with a transmission fluid f...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Dashlights VIN: SAJHY1747M
Hi Gang I need info on removing the instrument cluster on this car. I am trying to check the instrument cluster lights. The other dash lights work fine on the heater controls but no lights on the cluster. Alldata in very limited on removing the dash, it says ...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L locks VIN: 1J4FJ78L4L
Thankyou in advance for your time and help. This is my own vehichle and its about to be driven over a cliff which would probably solve a lot of my headaches. It seems as though everything electrical is really weak. My volt gauge reads 9-10 volts, the power win...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on, p1451 VIN: SALTL15461
has had code p1451 for approx. 15,000 miles. Someone had removed the check engine lamp diode. It has been re installed now. We have checked fuel vapor and vent lines as well as the gas cap and solenoids, but have not found anything wrong. My repair manuals do ... Trouble codes: P1451
2001 Mitsubishi Mont. Junior 1100CC Camshaft pulley VIN: HC57A00088
Hello to all, my real problem is that this vehicle does not come to America. Am sure some other countries will read this... I need to obtain camshaft pulley for a Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero in the states) Junior for a VIN 4A31 - HZZA engine type [...]...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L abs VIN: 4A4MN21574
Well I guess Iam looking for some advice as well as where to look next. The wiring harness on the drivers side was cut about half way. The body shop repaired and then sent it to us to code,to see why the antilock light was on. The scanner is saying it cannot t...
1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN1FU21P2M
vehicle has good power in all gears as long as rpm is below 4000. bogs down like fuel starvation. air flow and exhaust flow are good. no codes or mil. batt and chg system good. no sputtering or misfire when problem occurs, just bogs like good old fashioned fue...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L hard cold start VIN: YN23654Y2A
ok, this is a dealers car so we know the drill here, this guy sold the car with a hard cold start, i meen really hard 45 50 seconds of cranking to get it to fire. so started with the basics, needed fuel pump, pressure was low and so on, the thing will start fi...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
problelm child, had misfire codes a month ago with random stalling, did coil packs and before leaving car was sitting idling and stalled, one time episode. customer is back stalling frequently, always when sitting at a stop. for us it cut out twice when puttin... Trouble codes: P0430, P0500, P0505
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E72
I have the tsb on this vehicle for U1000 code that calls for cleaning the grounds. That is where I was going to start, since a bad ground could cause a bunch of problems. The problem is that there are a lot of ground locations and in the TSB they also talk abo... Trouble codes: C1135 (unknown trouble code description), U1000 (ECM cannot communicate to other control units), U1001 (ECM cannot communicate for more than the specific time)
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D73
car will crank okay but will not start, if you push gas pedal all the way down it will start but die out. when it finallly starts it will idle up and down, if you try and step on gas pedal it cuts out Trouble codes: P0335
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6AA07B94
Here we go guys Many thanks in advance for reading this, The customer complaint was a no start condition and sometimes stalling right after startup cold as he was backing out of the garage. He said It also stalled once while driving warm, and wouldnt restart b...
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2P4GP45R6W
This car starts misfire. Especially severe between idle and 2,000 rpm. Last week we replaced the valve cover gaskets. While test driving after replacing it, we could not find any problem. Spark and spark plugs are perfect. Fuel pressure and flow is good. Vacuu... Trouble codes: P0302 (No 2 cylinder misfire)
1995 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.3L Engine VIN: 1G2JD12D7S
We have a 1995 sunfire here it has the 2.3 quad motor. We are looking for a used engine, and the yards we deal with are telling us 95 only... Is it possible to use 1990-1994 engine in this unit? I have checked other cars and it appears to be the same block and...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB5243W
car had wrong plug # in replaced with new and I can only get it to run under full throtal and it seems like it runs on 2 cylenders. custemer was driving and all the suden it staled and could not get car to restart. steve [...] Trouble codes: P0118, P0335, P0530, P1629, P0707
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR521XX
Thanks in advance for any help. I have been working on this car for a used car lot on and off now for a month. It is a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. The problem is that the #3,#6 coil pack does not spark. I have moved coil packs and problem stays in same spot on Ign... Trouble codes: 300 (random miss)
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB12472
In August 2006 customer came to us complaining of RPMs surging to 4K when the engine is hot. Check engine lite had been coming on, but not on when the car dropped off. Had codes PO105, MAP sensor or TP sensor out of range; PO171, System lean bank 1; PO507 idle...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3DDS8BXV
Oil getting into Coolant Only 1000 miles since headgasket replaced for same problem. It is not turbo just a plan 2.3 and has no oil cooler
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
Camry wont start.I have read trough most all the old post, and am still stuck. The car has spark. The noid light show injector pulse. the engine cranks normal. I did not do a fuel presure test,I did not see where I could hook up the tester, but did spray start...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
Please help me fix this car before we burn it. It came in leaking a lot of oil and a complaint of 'burning smell', which was oil dripping on the exhaust. We have replaced the distributor o-ring and oil pump seal which were leaking. We have resealed the oil pan...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2T1CF22P1X
Hello Toyota Tecs, I'm hopeing somone has had this problem before. This car can go from running perfectly to hardly running at all in the blink of an eye. To compound my problem there are no codes in the system to aid in diagnostics. About a month ago the car ...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Heater VIN: WBACD4320T
First off, lemme give a big THANK YOU to the folks who took the time to reach out and help a fellow tech. Those of you who said the heater control valve, have sombody give you a pat on the back and a job well done. Apperently there was enough resriction in t...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7323T
Wow, Thanks to all who responded. Everybody really pulled through on this one. It seems that a combination of air getting into the intake manifold from a bad crankcase breather valve and an ECU which had corrosion at the contacts where it plugs in caused this ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction), P1140 (Manufacture Controlled Fuel Air System).
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L Instrument panel VIN: 1G4EC11CXK
Each of the respondents to my help request suggested that the digital dash module that had been recieved was defective and needed to be rebuilt. Most suggested a place to send the module where it could be rebuilt for a nominal cost. None of the replies answe...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L no heat VIN: WOGVR52R6V
I received 6 replies, 5 of them said that in was probaly the actuators, one said to remove one on drivers side & move the blend air door manually to see if there was heat & there was. So we ordered to actuators & installed them, the as allen said we had to syn...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge, over rev VIN: 2GCEC19P9R
The customer contacted the person that he recently bought the vehicle from and they picked the vehicle up yesterday and towed it 400km to be worked on. I asked the customer if he could call me once it it fixed so that I can update this post properly but I will...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T1X
most everyone was right on on this one-added propane at base of intake and voila!trim numbers took a dive!installed updated intake gaskets and problem solved.should have known when dealer had 12 sets in stock.intake was leaking at both center ports on each sid... Trouble codes: 171 (lean condition), 174 (lean condition).
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Oil consumption VIN: 1GNDX03E7Y
Great News! This Venture is well again! Thanks to all of you who took time to help and a special thank you to those who called and gave a lot of help. I waited for a few weeks to post this fix so we could see if the van was going to do fine. What we did to fix...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L oil filter VIN: 1GCEK14W4Y
thanks everyone for all the replies,what i found out was the oil filter would blow out the gasket due to high pressure when temp was very cold,when outside temp was around 20 degree the oil pressure was ok,no trace of coolant in oil but when changing filters n...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W91
thanks to everyone who replied. the filter in the dist. was plugged with the green. i removed the screen and cleaned base. even though this only happens after a years time, im calling this one fixed
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEHK29G8
Basics, basics, basics. Even though there was no piston washing or scoring in any cylinder, the three worst had broken rings. We were sure the PCV or intake couldn't pull that much oil but were looking for that 'Silver Bullet' so as to not have to disassemble ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, Starts and Dies VIN: 1GCHK29U71
We still don't know for sure what caused all the damage to the modules, I assume the jump starting spiked the system, but the truck is now fixed! The Transfer Case module, Instrument panel Cluster, Body Control module, and Radio were all replaced. The Transf...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J22
thanks for the help putting my head back on my shoulders. it was the ignition switch. thanks again
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3JA83GX5
I received 10 replies, most talking about tsb 09-010-06, this bulletin talks about replacing exhaust valve keeper with a new design to increase valve rotation at lower rpm & replace with updated map sensor, & decarbonize combustion chambers. We did this & it h... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder missfire cylinder 1).
1994 Dodge B250 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HB21X4R
after much testing, i replaced the pcm. this fixed my starting problem. thanks for all the help. thanks steve.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Z1T
Thanks for everyone who sent replies. What I finally did was to just run an external ground on the circuit. I drove the vehicle and then let customer take truck, called later and said truck runs great and no check engine light. I advised customer that the pcm ...
1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: IB3EJ56H8V
Hi fellow techs, I would like to thank everyone who responded to my help request. What we did is installed a new distributor and the vehicle is running great, the TSB was correct on the dist. Most of the techs. who responded also said that a new dist. would re...
1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L door locks VIN: 4ESDG64F4P
Well i recieved 5 responses all related to possible mechanical problems at the actuator itself. We removed the door pannel and got access to the switch/motor assemble. We lubricated the intire unit and all rods going to it. When you pull the inenr door lock le...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Injector pulse cuts VIN: 1FMDU34X0P
A lot of good suggestions, as I had said we did ckeck every signal we could think of (TPS, CKP, CPS, AIS, CTS, MAF . etc. etc.)All checked good. We finally opted for a rebuilt ECM, as we could finn no other problems. Customer has been driving it over a week no...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L not sure VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Thanks for all the replies. The non-factory shoes did come apart and were causing the problem in reverse. Factory parking brake shoes repaired the problem. No more non-factory for me.
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU41F72
thanks to all who responded. after extensive checking i found the glow plug control module was bad. funny this one has no relay like alldata says.the relay i thought was it was the intake heater relay. i called alldata and told them basically they wasted my ti...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W62
Thanks for all the replies. It looks like I'll be pulling the cab to do this job. Thanks again, Dave.
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Bogging VIN: 1FAFP55S54
We coulnen't find anything wrong with this vehicle and since I recieved a reponce fron a Ford tech about a reflash for this problem , we sent the coustomer to the dealer for the reflash work. The only problem is that the coustomer has not taken the vehicle to ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Whistle noise VIN: 1XTPX14555
Thanks for the replys, the customer is well armed and heading back to the dealership with the 'ammo' you guys provided. There were a lot of good suggestions of PCV valve issues, aftermarket air cleaners (this one's stock), and bad pulley bearings.The most plau...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L transmission? VIN: 1J4GZ78S2P
thanks for all the help. i replaced he v.c as suggested by most of you and the problem is solved. the v.c. has been an ongoing issue on turns but the creeping thing was new. thanks again for all the help
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S4R
most of you stated the computer is problaby the cause. we found a good used one and the jeep is fixed. thanks to all.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L whistle VIN: 1J4GW48522
Thanks to evryone who responded so quickly, IATN is the best. But unfortuantly I was not given enough time to finnish fixing this Jeep. The customer was getting frustrated. The responses I got was stuff that I already tryed, thank you though. I was thinking it...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L cooling system VIN: KNAGD12842
Thanks for the replies. We took the advice of Shawn, Jared and Roger and cleaned up the ground under the airbox. Gave the car back to the customer and so far no negative reports. Thanks again for everyones help.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L rear air bags VIN: SALTW12421
I would like to send some useful info out to all of you but due to the lack of specific diagnostic equiptment, this one is going back to the dealer. Thanks to all who responded.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel guage VIN: JT8UF11E9P
info recieved concerning fuel guage slow to respond was very helpful in solving my cust concern.checked ckt c20,believe it was violet wire,at inst cluster connector to fuel sending unit removed from fuel tank by checking resistance by manually moving sending u...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: FT8BF22G3V
replaced catalytic converter, customer drove for 1 week all monitors ran and passed, sent for reinspection passed, retested 02 rise test reading was .9 outlet temp was 250 degrees higher at rear, thanks for all your input rm. Trouble codes: P0420 (cat effiency).
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L noise VIN: 1LNHM82W5Y
It looks like it was a common problem that by some reason I haven't seen before. I replaced the IAC valve as 18 out of 20 suggested and the 'hoooooooooooooooot is gone. Thanks all!
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
Checked harness under left front wheel well,no broken wires.Checked wire from realy to pin # 80 light blue.circut ok.Checked it twice.Led to pcm being defective.Install starter today and starter kept running.traced to igntion switch.Took switch apart burnt ins...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA51E3N
this car is fixed!! thank you for all the help. it was the overvoltage relay. every one that replied said the same thing, replace the relay. i did find that the relay was coroded because the water shield that is above the relay & moduals was removed and not pu...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Compressor VIN: WDBHA23E4V
Fix the problem. Pretty simple fix just replaced the evap temp sensor (#[...] oem from world pac) and the compressor stays engaged and cooling great. Thanks to Alexander,Joe,& David.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Valve Body VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Thanks to ALL who replied. Almost everyone said to remove the 7MM screw in the middle of the connector. Looking at it before, I thought it was part of the electrical contact, like on a 7 pin trailer connector looks like. Also, we did not have to remove the v...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J21
Thanks for all the helpful replys. I replaced the MAF sensor, both air filters and the air tube to the valve cover. After replacement my air volume went from 380kg/h to over 500kg/h at wide open throttle. Also on this C240 the adaptive fuel readings will updat... Trouble codes: 2017 (self adapt at limit right bank), 2086 (self adapt at limit left bank).
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L abs hydraulic brake booster VIN: JA4MW51R31
We recommended replacement of accumulator but customer declined repairs at this time. Thank you for those who replied.
2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L abs
thanks to those who replied however i had to pull the plug on this one because the customer did not want to pay for any more diagnostic time
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L coolant fans VIN: 1GHDX03E53
We finally determined that the computer was the problem. We tried the coolant temp sensor as it was showing correct #'s but we wanted to make sure after receiving the e-mail about the problems that one of the techs found. After replacing the sensor we still ha...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Electronic VIN: YS3DD78B8T
Well we never did get an actual problem to happen to this vehicle while it was in the shop. Thank you to everyone who posted a response. I wish I could add some more info in this posting but the simple fact is the problem never happened and the check engine li...
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