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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L power door locks VIN: WBAAD2316M
HELP! I know this is an older model, but not abused BMW. I can't get the front passengers or 2 rear doors to unlock. Overnight this problem manifested. I diconnected the battery and still will not let the buttons move up and unlock the doors from the inside of...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L drivers door power locks inop VIN: WBADD632XV
Need some direction on the drivers door lock function with the key from the outside door lock. Locking and unlocking function is inoperative on all doors from outside drivers door. Tested the lock switch with an ohm meter in the lock and unlock positions, i ge...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L hazzard switch light VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Hello BMW Techs: The hazzard light switch is staying lite all the the time like the headlights are on.Also the prndl light is staying lite is on in the park position all the time. This is occuring with the ignition off & car locked. If you start the car with ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6343Y
Hey Gang, This should be easy...I hope. The ABS light is on with a code 33 and according to my BAUM VScan a wiring fault is indicated in the L/Frt wheel sensor. Try as I might I can't locate the resistance values for the ABS speed sensors in my Mitchell 1 men...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L engagement VIN: 1G4CW52L6R
after service let vehicle sit and get cold , trans will not engage untill warm or pumps 3-5 min then works perfect, replace filter again same condition, pressure test after cold good, still no engage untill warm, fluid level high after sits, then normal, possi...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: W06V452R2W
Vehicle is failing for high nox, allowed is 400 and 687 at 15 + 25 mph on dyno, o2 sensors switching fine, engine temp in acceptable range, air injection system working properly, long term fuel trim +/- 1%, no vacuum leaks or false air leaks, we have replaced ...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19W5P
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1945V
Only in the morning it will miss on #1 and #4 cyl. Checked spark. It has spark at the plug. Ohmed coils they are ok.Couldn't check inj. pulse because onse it warms up it runs fine. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I will check inj. pulse in the mo... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Park rev neturl drive indicator VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
The shift indicator lights up normally in park but as soon as the shift lever is moved the indicator light that is over the P goes out and no other shift position will light up. When shifter lever is moved down into lower drive gear the park indicator light wi...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK528XW
(Scream here) Driving me nuts. It will start for about 2 seconds with a bright injector pulse but then it fades out. Has an ignition module "fail-safe" mode code don't know # (at home). Searched archives to no avail except for one post with similar symptoms th...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E2Y
car came in for "check engine"lite and regular service. code was p0410.found blown fuse in fuse box for air pump. replced fuse,cleared code and test drove van.now it is seting code for crank sensor p0336.we figuered that in process of replacing crank seal we m... Trouble codes: P0336 (testing and results)
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE13C7Y
Hi Tracker Fans and Tecs. This love machine was towed in Monday. Starts and run raggdy. Check engine light on and blinking. Scan computer and retrieved P0300 in codes and data and P0303, in freeze frame data. Remove #3 spark plug and found electrode missing al... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0303
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L radio VIN: 1GNDT13W21
Dear group, I received, BLAZER 96. Replaced the battery.The theftlock was activated. Now dont have the code and the radio says loc. Please advise. The first 3 digits of the display code are displayed: 232 the next 3 numbers: 235
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L booster VIN: 1GCHK23U11
So, here's an 01 chevy with HYDRO boost. Owner says after sitting three days,truck starts up with no power steering or power brakes. After a minute or so of playing with the wheel,pressing the brake pedal and reving it up to 1500 rpm a growning noise is heard ...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EX3
This one came in with MIL on, cust. stated it ran fine. Found code 131 for O2 voltage low. On the freeze frame it showed that PCM was operating in OPEN Loop, O2 showing lean, Coolant temp was 195F, TPS at 100%,4800 rpm 73mph.OK, Van has 134000 miles,orig. O2 I... Trouble codes: 131 (HO2S low votage)
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S13
Vehicle was originally brought in w/ complaint that it would stall intermittanly and the SES light is on. Codes p0335 and p0340 in memory. Replaced crank sensor thinking it was cause of stall complaint. Could not get vehicle to learn crank varience properly. R... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor)
2007 Chevrolet Colorado 2.9L radio VIN: 1GCC0158H4
I got a 2007 chevy colorado ls with a single cd player with theftlock, I need to remove the radio without interfering with the theft lock does anyone know how to remove this radio?
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3XY66R2L
hellow every one, this car is for an elderly couple traveling threw, the car wants to cut out under light accel, can not get car to duplicate problem in the shop, code 41 is the only code stored, i cleared code and test drove the code came back and i'm not sur... Trouble codes: 41 (alt control field open or shorted)
2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L trans. pressure switch/sensor VIN: 1C4GJ25362
no driveability issues. MIL lamb on. codes 700(trans malfunction)and 841(trans oil pressure switch/sensor range).on my brick the code is 1794(could not locate this code in the books).anyway,I have no five volt refer. from the controller to the plug in of the r...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L power steering VIN: 1B3EJ56HXS
thank you in advance for any replies.. this stratus came into our shop with no power steering assist. the resevoir was full and we didn't see ant fluid leaks. we removed the presure line from the rack and we were getting good pressure from the pump. so we repl...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4GP2430W
this car came in as a no start, and has been that way for about 2 days now. i seem to be having no spark coming out of the coil pack. when i crank the van over, there is no rpm reading on the scanner. So i thought crank sensor, replaced with no change. Im wear... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6W
I am scratching my head on this one. The car will not start, when you put the keys into the ignition switch and move to the on position on the switch the dash lights do not show up. the odometer lights and reads the mileage. when you go to start the vehicle th...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7KF266XW
Hey guys, Igot a snap on scanner and I can't get any codes or data from diag conn. Do I need to get an adaptor and hook up to the blue conn? I could swear I've hooked up to other dodge trucks before. Snap on guy won't call back and I need help. Alldata hasn't ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L pedal drift VIN: 1D7HU16Z02
Thanks in advance for your help. We have a dodge Ram 1500 with a pedal drift. If you are holding the pedal down it will drift to within 1 inch of the floor. (vehicle running or not) The second application of the pedal, the travel is normal with no drift. We is...
1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11U0H
Aerostar came to us on the wrecker as a no start. Checked fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse, etc. Everything checked okay. Pulled all 6 plugs, very black and fuel fouled. Cleaned and replaced. Checked cap and rotor, and found that customer had just replaced... Trouble codes: 14 (Profile ignition pickup erratic memory), 18 (No TAC input or spout open memory), 52 (Power steer press switch open or no change)
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L speedo VIN: 1FTHF26M0K
need help locating speedo drive and driven gears.ford dealer says drive gear sold only with output shaft asm.drive gear is yellow with 7 teeth, driven neutral with 19 teeth. thanks for any help.
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L rpm flare on shifts VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
This is my personal truck and it is driving me crazy. The problem is that the rpms flare up to 2500 and stay there for a few seconds when you let of the gas and push in the clutch to shift. This truck is not stock, but I doubt any of the mods are causing this ...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP52U6P
Car was towed in with strap. Customer tryed to get it running on his own. All plugs were flooded. Installed new autolite. Had good spark at wires and injector pulse with noid light. Drained oil and change filter,was gas fouled. Charged battery. cranked again a... Trouble codes: 111 (no codes)
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L MIL Lamp on, MIL OFF AND ON VIN: 1FTEX14HXP
Vehicle has a MIL that comes on and goes off while driving. Occurs at no particular time or in any sort of pattern, Engine can be cold or warm, cruising or accelerating. Light only comes on when vehicle is motion. The only code found was 311 but in mitchell it... Trouble codes: 311 (therm air system inoperative bank 1)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
Hello Group, Ford truck runs poor, idles low, and stalls only when cold and has run for about 60 seconds. Will restart after stall. After 3 to 4 minutes, failure is gone and truck runs as normal. Fuel pressure at 36 psi, ignition system tests good, no codes se...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
continuos miss on idle and under load miss monitor suspected of turning #4 injector off causeing p0304 Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0352
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTCR14A6T
help ford techs !!! we replaced the clutch and slave cylinder on this ranger and cannot get a pedal. this is not the first clutch on this style ford we have done or the first time we have fought this. if you pump the pedal rapidly you get enough pedal to shift...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
After reolace the intake gaskests , we replace the 2 IMRC controlers , then we clear codes and we run a drive cycle .after this the contolers codes came back , we replace the controlers vacuum solenoid , we use the smoke machine looking for vacuum leaks , then... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTGF1727V
Thanks For The Ford Help. This 1997 F150 Has No Power, Engine Runs Like It Has 2 Cylinders, Check Engine Light On And Has Code PO353 Ign Coil Pri/Sec Fault. It Has 3 Repair Orders From The Dealer. One Was For Tune Up, Plug Wires, Filters And PCV, Also Cleaned ... Trouble codes: P0353
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Vehicle came in about a month ago with P0171 and P0174 stored lean fuel trims bank one and two. Long term fuel trims were way positive. If the throttle was cracked off idle the fuel trims would go directly to zero or a little negative. If the throttle was heal... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
Customer had oil leaks out of head gaskets so we put a new set of gaskets on it. We pulled the motor to do the job. Sense then I talked to the Ford techs and they said they pull the cab instead. Any how after a couple weeks customer stopped by with a ticking/c...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
i have not been so beat up in such a short time as i have been lately.i need help! we have the tech line stumped. after replacing head gaskets it ran fine for an hour. after a test drive it started to idle rough.fuel trim on bank 2 went to 22 and bank 1 stayed...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP13P61
I've replaced the Fuel pump, wires sparkplugs, Idle air control valve clean the throttle body. I also clean the EGR passage while I had the throttle body off. The EGR valve works great. I cleared the PO 171 code after repairing doing KAM procedure. Drove the c... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean Bank 1)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low fule lamp, seat belt lamp VIN: 1FTNW20F71
Customer states that when key is removed from ignition, low fuel lamp stays on dim and seat belt warning lamp comes on. Door chime begins to sound (normal volume). This problem is intermittent and I have not been able to duplicate it. Checked IATN and Identifi...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70E51
Hello fellow techs. I have a headache Ford that we cannot seem to fix. We followed the post trail on here to fix it and none of the fixes have worked. Here are the symptoms. On a cold day during first start up the truck will idle erratically and stall. On seco... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L instrument panel and windows VIN: 1FMRU15W04
help 2004 expidition 4.6 instrument panel inop.gauges,lights ,windows,radio aux. relay makes clicking noise and also looses ground from cluster.disconnect battery everything works again until several times starting the car it would quit again
2006 Ford Crown Vic 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2FAP71W85X
Hello all you ford guys, I need help. This crown Vic will blow the #10 fuse in the passanger compartment fuse block when the directinal control is turned on. Fuse 10 powers up the heater control head unit. The problem appers to be in the blue wire from the con...
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5299V
This metro was towed in - vehicle would start with startin g fluid , no fuel pressure , replace fuel pump , pressure good all the way to TBI-- spark still good and strong - very very weak injector impulse signal - removed and cleaned all ground wires , voltage...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GDHG31R3V
After replaceing manifold gasket MIL code P1345 came up and I have been unable to repair. Checked all wiring connection and dist. position. MIL light set instantly, but there is no drivability problem present. Runs well, with good acceleration, idle, and start... Trouble codes: P1345 (cranshaft position sensor-camshaft position sensor signal variation)
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L hydrualic VIN: 2GTFK69U13
thanks in advance to anyone who can help. i have this 03 denali that belongs to my boss. this vehicle was stolen and partially stripped.after the vehicle was recovered and sat(indoors) for about a year and a half my boss wanted to fix this truck.the missing bo...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L starting, prndl VIN: 2GTEC19X73
Hi, this vehicle will sometimes start fine, intermitantly no start (i.e. no crank). No matter if it starts or not, the PRNDL does not read in park (actually the bar under the letter disappears). When vehicle does not crank, you have to cycle the key off & on a...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 1-2 & 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGCG564XW
This is are shop car. When the vehicle is cold, the 1-2 shift flares and also the 2-3 shift flares. The warmer the vehicle gets the less the flare is and then it shifts normal when at operating temperature. I did perform a BG trans flush to see if this would h...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7127W
Vehicle drives fine. Intermittant MIL with Rich DTC's Please note, this vehicle uses a LAF/WideBand HO2S for sensor 1/1. The fuel trims at both idle and cruise are around .82-.86 LT/ST. HO2s 1/1 reads at around 18.5:1 AFR (lean) at idle and 2500-3000RPM. HO2s ... Trouble codes: 451, 459, P0172 (System too Rich bank 1)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
replaced fuel pump&pump relay if you bang on tank it seems to start up. very intermittant no start&ck engine light came on for customer but no codes were present light came on only temporarily
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ7227W
hello honda techs! The car came in w/ a idle surging problem. check for codes found IACV dtc. replaced the IACV the surging went away. When I put the new IACV i made sure to clean the throttle body really good to prevent some old carbon clogging the new IASCV....
2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L "D" light flashing VIN: 2HKYF18183
The customer complained of "D" light flashing and brought in the car's Manual to us that states a transmission problem when the "D" light flashes. However the light was not flashing when it came in. It had stopped. the light will not flash for us. No TSBs that...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L drive engagement VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
We rebuilt the unit clutch linings came apart from water. Installed unit and by passed radiator with cooler. Reverse engagement good drive will creep accelarate and rpms up barely moves. Manual low is good and manual shift operates. Ran codes none checked plug...
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...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FX58S7S
Jeep will start fine for us ,will not start for owner ,been in shop for one month every moring it starts with out fail no matter weather conditions fuel presure is ok plugs good throttle body clean has cracked exaust manifold will this cause a no start? owner ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L engine VIN: 1J8G2E8N74
i need installation possition table of the engine components. i also need engine wiring diagrams.
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12641
Having trouble with this kia has code po171 lean bank 1. Fuel trims are maxed @ 16.4% short term & 19.5% long term O2 is stuck @ 20mv can make O2 hit 900mv by applying full throttle also can make calculated load hit about 90% by applying full throttle.I have a... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engaging at slow speeds VIN: JT6JHF10U1
On dry roads below 10 mph ABS will engage for no reason. System has been fully checked- No codes. Tried to clean sensors and check exciter rings- had to replace 2 sensors anyway because I could'nt get them out to check them. Other sensors ohm out OK. Not sur...
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22132
I have replaced the wires cap rotor and distributor. Cleaned the MAF. replaced the air filter. My fuel trim is very good switching +2 to -2.at most. My problem is that I still have a miss that will not set a code. My brick and the shops genysis has no data for... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6)
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L instrument panel lights VIN: 10Z0041210
This Mercedes has no instrument panel lights. I'm looking for a wiring diagram. I've removed the cluster and the bulbs are good. Thanks for any help and I'll post the fix when done.
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E3S
this car is stored most of the time. owner usually just starts it up once in awhile to see that it still runs. concern is that it will start fine cold, idle ok for about 10-15 minutes, then it begins to idle rough, it then idles rougher and rougher for about 5...

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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Theft System VIN: 1G4CW524SH
Thanks to all who responded to my request. Some sugested the trunk was the problem. I unplugged the trunk tamper switch. The alarm still went off. Pluged the switch back in. Next I unpluged the switch in the drivers door. Alarm has not gone off. Customer has d...
1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283CID engine oil
I can wake up now because this nightmare is over.Everybody who replied was right.When confronted with a problem like this, get all the correct information.Heads were removed because of a valve problem.Heads had new guides & were machined to accept later model ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L body control module VIN: 2G1WF55E1Y
Hello to all, I want to thank everyone who replied to my help request. The procedure for setting up a new BCM is to first go to ' Body control module' then 'special functions' then select 'Setup New BCM'. You then have to enter SDM part number and then select ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4 wheel drive
Thank You For All The Help. The Truck Is a 2000 Blazer With A 1999 4 wheel drive system. The Wiring Diagram was not right for a 2000 truck. I had to tell mitchell that it was 1999. to check for codes. this system does not have a self test for codes. You Need A...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
As it turns out this thing had a broken exhaust valve spring. I never did a compression test because it only had 67k on it, the only code was a P0300, and both banks were running very rich. Now had it had a P0303 or the fuel trim would have been out of whack o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1JF52F54
Thank you for the 8 replies. We have ordered a Tech 2 and will get the vehicle back for diagnostic work, when it starts acting up again. Customer said that it is working normally most of the time. We have a different Cavalier that had the Speedo stuck at 5mph ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L electric windows/ heater motor fan VIN: 1V3HD46T7S
We tested the wiring as 9 out of 10 people responded to and then checked the voltage iun the switch. After checking 12 volts in and only 6 volts out it told me as many of you said the switch was bad. I replaced the switch and all works like new thanks Leonard
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Stall VIN: 1B7HF132XJ
yes i checked the cooler flow and the possibility of the lockup apply. this makes no sense but it would run on 4 cylinders only,only, in reverse and as soon as the shifter smelled reverse. even with the trans connector unhooked.the computer had no idea it was ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44L55
Well, as unbelievable as this is to me it is a bad sending unit on a 2 year old van. These units are junk. We used an ohmeter to watch the guage and at full we got 74 ohms and as you raised it to half the ohmeter would go up fine until you hit the half way poi...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34XTT
Hi All, I did as many suggested. The blend door can sick in either position causing either hot or cold air all the time depending on what position it is stuck toward. The common position to be stuck is the cold position however many responses explained that it...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU24E9W
Yea it was the trnsfer case! we rebuilt it and now the noise is gone! Replaced shift fork, shift ramp and engagement gear now it sounds alot better! Robert from Oregon provided all I needed to get what i needed before car ever got here!!! Thanks for the Help!
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128W
Went brain dead on this one. IMRC control valves are operated by a single solinoid. When I kept getting a code for a single bank problem I started going too far in diagnostic tree.When vehicle is first started, IMRC solinoid is activated closing valves in inta... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Valve stuck open).
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P3X
Thank you for all replies. Special thanks to Bill and Gregg. Yes brocken wire at the coil pack connector was the problem, looks real good from outside but was open from inside: Roobi [...] Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil-primary /secondary circuit mulfunction).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Intake or timing cover gasket VIN: 1FTZR15X4Y
Thank you for all the input-to all. I first replaced the timing cover gasket,when I removed the cover, I found the gasket mispositioned but not enough evidence for the amount of coolant in the oil.I also closly inspected for cracks but did'nt find. Secondly, I...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L air bag VIN: 1FTZR15E11
Finally got this thing fixed...Thanks for all of the replies...What turned out to be the problem was...The electricial wiring to the passanger seat belt pretensioner had been taken apart before..Found one of the pins slightly bent and not making very good cont...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L majer thumping in drive train. VIN: 1FTZR45E63
We found that encoder motor was leting the tranfer case kick in out of gear. we also found that one tire was wrong size but were all stamp the same size. we would like to thank for all your replyes.
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Condenser fan VIN: 1HGCA5642H
Well, fellas, I ran out of time on this one. It left for Calif. yesterday. Plenty of good tips for the archives, thanks so much for the helpful input. I didn't get a chance to try all your recommendations. All I could do was hand customer the condenser fan rel...
1987 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA3143H
Main relay was the culprit as 75% of the 26 replies had suggested. There was a solder joint issue and when it got warm it didn't supply the PCM with proper voltage. It was kind of strange that it wouldn't have any sort of problem until trying a restart. Thanks...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
Thanks for all the help the consciences from replies was to replace the entire fuel pump module, That was done and the repair was successful no reprogramming needed.. Thanks again
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4S6DM58W6Y
Steve helped me a lot. He recomended installing in line fuses, this seems like a lot of work, but now I know it was worth it. I installed 6 in line fusses and then 3 more after locating circuit at fault. Turns out the 4-WD actuater on the rear of the transfere...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L left side signal light VIN: KMHHM65D84
Well, thanks again to a great bunch of guys on this site!!! Seems everyone is agreement on this one, the BCM/fuse box is the culprit. After telling the customer the cost of the part is around 800.00, he has decided to trade it in, so I can't post an official f...
2002 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACD58X027
This one is out the door purring like a kitten.dont get to see to many troopers here,but the fix was lower intake gaskets.thanks Brian & Robert, you were right on.we should paid 1000$ an hour to work on these junks.iatn is great! Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (radom misfire).
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lacks power VIN: SAJHX6241W
while frist I would like to thank everyone for the advice!! Most of you guys where right and the dealer but they get no credit, ;-) the right side timing chain jumped two teeth causing the poor runing condition! Very commen on this car always the right side fr... Trouble codes: P1643.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48S5Y
Thanks all for your help, Roger and Anthony good idea got the PCM from ecudirect.com put it in got communication with PCM and check for no start as all said i had no Crank sensor count which i expected with these jeeps, I said PCM burned out what i meant was t...
2001 Mazda B3000 DS 3.0L air bag VIN: 4F4YR16U01
thanks for very reply. the fix was the wire at steering columm is touching on the wire and rub it open. and blow the fuse. thanks very much.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L air ride control inop VIN: WDBNG75J6Y
hello all!well it's fixed.thank to all for replies.upper strut valve kitwas a problem.customer is happy.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
Swapped module with one of our used car modules, cured malfunction. Ordered/installed new module, operates normally at this time. Trouble codes: P1605 (rough road detection signal), P0600 (incorrect can message from esp ecu), P0720 (read fault memory of control unit etc), C1000 (test esp bas control unit n47-5), C1025 (brake light switch), B1041 (fault in can comm with control unit trac system).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L abs VIN: 4JGAB74E7Y
I'm sorry for waiting till the last minute to close this one out. I found out that the C1320 is for the steering assist. Before the customer took the vehicle I cleared all the codes in all the modules that I could. He drove it for a week and when he brought it...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L door ajar VIN: 2MEFW75W4X
I recieved some good information from several techs. A couple recommended wiring in the door jam. I tested from shorted wires all the way back to the lighting module. None were found. Customer needed car back so I cut the dome lamp wire coming out of the modul...
2006 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Immobilizer VIN: 4A3AB36F36
Big thanks to Jason [...] who told me that the immobilizer info is stored in the ETACS. As far as I can tell the Mitsubishi website is wrong, I tore apart the whole center console and could not locate the immobilizer ECU like the Mits. database showed, at...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
This one ended up having a bad distributor. Initially we had what looked to be a good spark, during further testing spark went away completely. It didn't look like there was any oil in the distributor, but when we removed the cover inside the distributor, it w... Trouble codes: 11 (distributor signal).
1997 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 1N4AS11D8V
Thanks to all who responded. We were able to confirm that the temp was not coming up to temp like the computer wanted nor the drive cycle liked. We also found that the Air Fuel Ratio Sensor (nissan's fancy name for O2 sensor) wasn't quite right either. We reco...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L plenum VIN: 1G2NF52E2Y
thanks for the replies, the fix was the injector rail was bent, i could [...] that the intake was done before on the car, i never suspected the rail because i never took it off the intake. but the more i looked at the original plenum i could see silicone on a c...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB12472
After several hours of playing around and checking all suggestions, we finally got it to act up on a consistent basis. Even though we would wiggle wires, nothing was consistent. The IAC has a 4-wire pigtail harness with Coil A and Coil B low and high control w...
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29943
i did order the tool form and waiting for the customer to bring the porsche 911 in two weeks,
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G8JU54F33
Sorry I took so long to close this on out. I want to thank Tom, Chris, and Joe for telling me to reprogram by using the replace procedure. It didn't work though. Want I found out is if the calibration number has an * by it the module can't be programed. This m...
1995 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK6250S
Thank you to all who responded. Most all responses pinpointed the problem. We used the most obvious belt timing mark on the front of the crank gear instead of the small mark on the back flange. Changing the belt timing to the mark on the back flange of the cra...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L unknown VIN: 4S3BH6U53Y
Hi guys. i opened up the extension housing and nothing seemed obviously worn, i replaced the thrust needle bearing and the caged needle bearing, changed the fluid and the squeek was no longer audible after a 3 mile test drive. time will tell, a helpful replier...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67554
Thanks to all who replied. Unfortunately this one is not fixed. We are at the point where we are just throwing parts at the vehicle since we can't find any cause for the code P0420. We literaly have run out of things to check. Most replies suggested replacin... Trouble codes: P0420 (bank one catalyst efficiency).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
i think i have this beast fixed. put new maf sensor in and bingo. all is well. thank you randy,jurgen,dustin,dan, and ed. but i don't understand how all of the readings are good in maf sensor but it is still bad. new sensor readings are same as the old one. ma...
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