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1992 Acura Integra GS-R 1.7L Misfire VIN: JH4D82380N
Good morning group, I have a 92 Integra that is my personal car. It has never given me a minutes trouble but I decided to sell it and found a buyer and now its decided to not fire on #2 at an idle. The cylinder is dead but it feels like it picks it up when you...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18602
Sorry for the long post in advance, but maybe all tis information might help. Orginally came in for poor starting and poor performance. Had code p0131 for oxygen sensor. Was flooding badly on start up and running poorly. Replaced O2 with NGK on 01/14/2007 an... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft postion sensor)
1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Hot Restarts VIN: WAUHD5440L
The car will not restart hot. Cold starts right up. Residual pressure good this is not a leaking injector! All the car needs is a more gas at cranking of the starter. Cranking enrichment! I cannot figure out how this car adds extra fuel at cranking on hot engi...
1995 Audi A6 2.8L Reverse Lights VIN: WAUGA84AXS
Hi Group, We have this Audi for state inspection,back up light doesn't work, or works at times. I am checking the reverse light switch (part of neutral safety switch)All-Data has wrong wire color description) I suspect either the switch or light module. Switch...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L in safe mode VIN: WAUZL64B71
help all audi techs!! customer came in with the vehicle going into fail safe mode- would not accelerate over 30 mph. we tested with vag com and found fault codes listed below. we tested and replaced the throttle pedal, reset system and all seemed fine. custome... Trouble codes: 18047 (accelerator position sensor implausible signal), 18264 (throttle potentiometer- error from ecu)
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Starting VIN: WBAGD8320R
Thanks every one for your input. Customer complains car won't start. Found battery dead. Replaced battery and checked charing system. Charging system okay. Battery dies over night. battery is draining. Found that black insulated wire connected to positive batt...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L hard start warm VIN: WBAHE2327S
Hello all; Car starts well cold and hot but has very long cranking after about 90 minute cool down. Starts better with throttle slightly cracked. Rough idle at all times. Runs well off idle. Cannot pin idle problem to any specific cylinders. Found and fixed a ... Trouble codes: 68 (knock sensor 3)
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L fuel gauge VIN: WBADN53452
I'm hoping you BMW pros can clue me in to what may be going on with this vehicle. Originally this 540i was a repaired crash victim that had gone over a median or curb and pushed the fuel tank upward enough to damage the right fuel level sensor. I did the initi...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Surge VIN: 3G5DA03E02
Hello Techs. The engine RPM only raises when the temperature is between the deg. of 224-230. The first speed fan is commanded on and stays on, the second speed toggles on and off at a very fast rate causing the RPM’s to surge between 1K and 2K. If the temp. go...
1973 Cadillac ELDORADO 500CID rear water drains VIN: 6L67S3Q420
Does anyone know where the water drains are on this Caddy? Remember it is a convertible not a hard top. I've looked all over the trunk and well for the top, as around the outside of the body. Thanks
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD52B3R
Hi there, Deville will idle very high when warm, drives down road as if the cruise was set, tested and replaced valve/stepper motor for idle stop(would not move), now vehicle idles fine, but intermitantly whilst cruising at light throttle, you can feel the gas...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ride hieght VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
Hello everybody. I have a customer that came in with his whole left side sagging 1 1/2 inches lower then the right side. The air pump seems to working normally, and the car has four new shocks in it.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L bad computer info VIN: 2G1WN54TXP
Car came in running on four cylinders. Cylinders 1 and 4 dead. replaced coil pack did not fix so we replaced ignition module now runs on all six. But now car is hard to start. Acts like timing is way out. After start up idles and runs fine but rev limiter kick...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G1LD55MXR
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. Customers original complaint was the vehicle dies when shifting into drive, although the symptoms are intermittent.Check the basics,scanned for codes none,fuel press.ok,data stream info normal, iac count fairly high...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
This blazer came in for a no start problem, found 40 psi fuel pressure, so I replaced the fuel pump, sender, and filter. Everything was fine, came back because it wouldn't run, raise the idle and it bucks, idle surges. If you externally enrichen it (use intake...
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...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52M5W
This problem is very intermitent. I have to drive the car 5 to 6 times befor it will happen. It only happens when I accelerate hard to wide open. While it does act up it feels just like I am taking my foot off the gas. The rpms drops from around 3500 to 1500. ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
i have a 2000 blazer that the 4wd low light is on and it will not switch to 4wd high or 2wd. there are no codes when scanned. the service 4wd light is not on. the front differential can be disengaged by disconnecting vacuum from the actuator. is this a syptom ...
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?
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L monitors won't run VIN: 1C4GT64L7X
replaced l.d.p.for code p1494, tested operation of l.d.p. works normal. cleared codes, drive cycle to set monitors. after 100 miles of driving none of the non-continuous(cat,evap,o2,heater,egr)will run. also no communication with p.c.m. on the chrysler side of... Trouble codes: P1494
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2C8GP64L11
van came in with mil on and customer complaint that twice in last month came to stop and van when into neutral by gear shift and had to manually pull shifter back into drive. i never duplicate problem possible customer did not have shifter in drive all the way...
1997 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26P6V
hopefully someone has seen this, truck came in running VERY bad backfiring so mu it blew muffler off. had several dtcs, it had no asd sense so customer had hot wire from battery to ignition coil asd wire to start it. found upstream o2 connector resting on exha...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46ROY
Customer complains of an intermittent stall usually on decel like on an expressway off ramp. Sometimes idle drops low and lights dim if customer notices in time they can raise RPM before it stalls. When it stalls it always restarts without a problem. No codes ...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS28N01
Vehicle came in complaining of erratic idle jump from 700 to 900 rpm and go back and forth. Checked for vacuum leaks and found none , cleaned throttle body, and reassembled. Car ran great for 3 or 4 days and now she is complaining of the same sympton. Tested b...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FMCA11U3S
This van has been worked on by sevral shops. Every brake part is less than 6 months old. I have tested every part of the system and have found no faults. the brakes are very touchy. If they are aplied mildly hard the rear locks up then the abs kicks in. I feel...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Hesitation, Stall, hard start and dies VIN: 2FTHF25HX8
I have this Ford F250 5.8L that was towed in my shop with the complaint of hard to start and while driving it stops running and takes awhile to restart. check fuel pressure at 32psi running and 44pse key up. no codes found. pulled fuel filter and found to be h...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L bell housing VIN: 1FTDX1864V
hey guys and gals. this truck came in leaking atf from transmisson bell housing. It will not leak if u are at idle in park or nuetrol, but will poor out when your put it in gear(any gear). were thinking that it might have a bad torque converter. has new conver...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L odometer VIN: 1FTZF1726X
Good morning Ford techs.I have this truck with an intermittent odometer and I suspect a problem in the instrument cluster itself.If the odometer goes out and I smack the top of the dash I can get it to come back on.I've checked connections at the back of the c...
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...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Heater VIN: 1FMZU64E4Y
Customer complains of heat all of the time. Have checked all of the vacuum controls all appear to be working correctly. Problem appears to be the blend door motor. Have the problems with this door been repaired and is there a way to verify the problem with out...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L heat VIN: 2FMZA52411
This windstar has no heat in the front unit.rear heat & a/c working good.heater hoses to front unit are hot.front a/c works good,but have no heat.can hear clicking noise from center dash area behind console.suspect blend door or motor problem.do windstars have...
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
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cam bearing caps VIN: 1FTNX21LY2
Hi everyone I have sent out the heads to have a valve job done and I am reassembling the heads to the engine and have come across a problem. When I took the caps off the heads I set them in a box in the order they came out. But when I started reassembling the...
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L gas pedal VIN: 1FAHP56U55
Hello fellow Teck's. I thought I seen a past post on this but can't find it. I have a 05 Taurus that has a strange vibration/ noise in the gas pedal. Most of the time on accleration, but I do get it at crusing speeds sometimes. I looked to make sure the cable ...
2001 GMC Cab & Chassis Sierra 3500 8.1L ebcm VIN: 3GDKC34G81
Hello everyone, Vehicle came in with ABS light on. I thought it would be a straight forward ABS diagnosis but I was wrong. I connected my SnapOn scanner and found out I could not communicate with the EBCM. No data or codes, nothing. When I turn the ignition on...
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)
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 52VC805802
This trans. work fine in all other gear but slip ( flare up) when shifting in 3rd, no matter the speed or throttle position. No code, test all the solenoid =ok, oil is red and smell good. I fallowed AllData diagnostic and don,t find anything. I open it up, 3rd...
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
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Brakes
This Honda has a strange problem when braking. If you brake moderately from about 40MPH the REAR of the car will "sway" or pull to the left every time right before you come to a stop. The rear calipers and rotors have been replaced. The system has been flushed...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L pinging VIN: KMHWF25583
Fellow mechanics, This vehicle was towed, cranks but no spark, no injector pulse. Had a code for the crank sensor, forgot the number. Removed the timing covers and the t-belt revealed intermittently missing teeth. 3 gone, then five intact, so on and so forth...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W83
This car is a puzzle. Came in with a dead misfire. plug, Coil have been replaced. Injector # 4 has proper resistence and is clicking while the vehicle is running. Code alternates between a P0300 and P0304. No other codes are present. When the vehicle is run at... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA15B01
This vehicle has an engine knock at idle when cold. Noise is louder when in gear at idle. Noise will go away fairly fast when engine is warming up. Customer has been driving it this way for awhile. My best guess is piston slap. If anyone has seen this before I...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1J4FT68S7P
HELP!!! LOL, I have a cherokee that has me baffled, I installed this used steering column, removed temp wiring to rear parking lights, found an open in the rear parking lamp circut at the rear quarter panel, repaired it, at the same time as long as I don't sta...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L no communication VIN: 1J4EZ58Y3T
well jeep techs,this one has me stumpped!towed in from trans shop with shift problem.they say trans is ok but electrical problem.here goes!runs fine,check engine lite on always.shifts manually ok but when in drive starts out in drive.i went to hookup drb scann...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1BK344X6
hi all have this customer that had brought his new mazda 3, in for a oil change, and is complaining about a bad hesitation on aceleration only when cold. he took it back to the dealership where he purchesed it, and they said it is a normal function of the vehi...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBGA51E9T
i have a 1996 s500 that is giving me a problem,first off i dont do much with transmission.The transmission is in limp mode only givng me 2 gear take off and reverse.I pulled the transmission code and i got p730.I can reset the code go for a test drive it will ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L dash VIN: WDBRF61J74
this c240 has an intermittent no power when you turn the key to position 1 or two. but if you turn the key to start the vehicle then the power comes on.just for good measure we installed a new battery. i couldn't verify the customer complaint so far since it h...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfires VIN: 4A3AK24YXV
the Engine was running fine from August to December. Then Vehicle not use for 2 Months i knew battery is Dead so I Jump it and start right up. I leave the car running, about half hour it dies I crank it again amd start but it dies immidiately. I spray brake cl... Trouble codes: P0301 (Mis-fire 1 detected)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF8DP07X51
hello car came in w/cooling sensor problem and code p0171 p0172 we replaced the cooling sensor car drove 490 mil. and the chk engine light came back on w/code p0171 p0174 p0140 LTF at 0% and SFT at -10% and -14% the cust. complained that the truck has a hesita... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0140
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1P4GP44G6W
this voyager has a slight miss on cylinder 2 at idle only. it has a new intake manifold gasket, #2 injector, plugs and wires. i switched 2 of the plugs and it made no difference. spark looked great, but i tried a new coil pack anyway, and it made no diff. vacu... Trouble codes: P0302
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L engine temp. VIN: 1G2NE15D5S
Had car come in last week for a tune-up, replaced plugs, plug boots, coil housing and coils. Checked compression at that time and was o.k. Noticed waterpump was leaking, so recomended. Came back, we put a waterpump, stat, reservoir cap and hoses on it. I also ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L Delayed reverse and sometimes first gear VIN: 1G2WJ12X1T
Hello to all. we have 2 1996 grand prix with tranny problems both of course have 4t60e trans. One car a trans rebuild was done and after has a delayed reverse or first gear engagement. and sometimes if you are driving first thing in the morning taking off from...
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L abs & awd VIN: 1GMDX33L65
Vehicle arrived with AWD not functioning and ABS light illuminated. Retrieved codes. Codes present: c0045 (left rear wheel speed circuit) c0050 (right rear wheel speed circuit), c0281. Checked connections. I'm having difficulty thinking both rear speed senso...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L cnv. top VIN: WP0CA2990X
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs. we have this carrera in for left rear roof cylinder leaking. replaced cylinder and added fluid. when we push button to open top it acts like it trying to close. when we try to close top, it just gurgles at the...
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZJ5275S
I am trying to diag a hard start/Poor Idle concern. While trying to monitor the Data from the snap on modis for ECT, the ECT reading is not a value but letters in the read out. Is this an indication of a fault or is there a decode for these letters? This thing... Trouble codes: 15 (ECT reading High or open)
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 5GZCZ63B02
The cooling fan on this vehicle will not turn off after it has been turned on by ECM. It appears that the ECM is not turning off the relay. The engine heats up normally, fan turns on at 102c, When the engine temp drops the fan does not turn off, temp drops to ...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63542
code p0442, did evap and smoke test, no leaks found, gascap is tight and didn't leak during smoke test. did solenoid test solenoids are clicking but pressure control solenoid is not loud at all, you can hardly hear it. used smoke machine to see if solenoids ar... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN53F9S
This truck came from a car lot who traded it in so I know nothing about when the symptoms started or any repair history. The complaint is a misfire. It has a Check Engine light on with numerous codes. Having worked on these engines some in the past, I am aware... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow Detected), P1300 (Ignitor Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Toyota townace 2200CC No Start VIN: CR42-00044
hi fello techs , this vehicle came to the shop with a no start problem . this vehicle turns over to start but will not start but if this vehicle does start then it would run for the hold day perfect ,but if you switch off the it will not start back , this ve...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Smokes VIN: 3VWRF81H8W
Car floods and will not start unless cold start injector is unplugged. Injector can be plugged in once car is started and it will continue to run but has low power, no boost. After decel, starts running poorly and smoking from tailpipe. Unplug cold start and p...

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: 2HNYD18213
The rear diff. fluid was changed for the second time about 10 days ago. As of this writing, I have not heard back from the customer with any complaints of the noise still present. She had called the Acura dealer inquiring of the problem only to be told that th...
1992 BMW 735iL 3.5L drain on bat VIN: WBAGC4315N
i had 6 replies to my help & all pointed me in the right direction and that was the final stage unit or sword as several techs referred to it as. I replace this and drain was gone. the car set up all weekend and no problem starting on Monday morning. thanks fo...
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52M4V
had alot of replies and still light coming on - we replace all new delco o2 sensors - ran all new wiring and grounds and replaced pcm - still after two days light came back on - sent car to dealer and last i heard from customer dealer had for 1 week and still ... Trouble codes: P0135 (bank 1 sensor 1 heater circuit).
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L battery VIN: 2G4WB52K2W
Well, I think this thing is fixed. I believe that replacing the instrument cluster did the trick. Once replaced the PRND light and the odometer came back online. The car has been here since the post due to customer has broken leg. The draw has not returned. On...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Park rev neturl drive indicator VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
The problem turned out to be the 4 pin connector at the transmission position switch. Dave and Justin were correct in looking at that area first. This vehicle had this problem for some time but had to be repaired because of state inspection failure. As most of...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L radio VIN: 3GNEK16R7X
sorry i dont have a great answer but after looking in several places under steering colum and under the center console, my conclusion is that this 99 old body style suburban does not have the rap feature. ever since finding the door jamb wiring bad at the rear...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs light,others VIN: 1G1JC1242X
Thanks for all that responded, we have finally fixed this one. The reason it took so long is I had to wait for the original instrument cluster to return for reinstallation as it wasn't the problem.I had found another similar case in the knowledge base that had...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L neutral switch VIN: 1GCEC14W5Y
Thanks for all the replies. after checking all the wiring and found it was wired correct we replaced the new switch with another new switch and it fixed it. Thanks for all the help including GM for the wiring diagrams.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L abs action VIN: 2GCEC19V01
Thanks for all the replies, fixed by cleaning sensor seating surface and shaving slightly, just enough to cure 2 vehicles with same problem. Techs replies included this fix, others that often hub had to be replaced, play in hub not noticed with vehicle in the ...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L instrument cluster
Customer has not returned to have vehicle repaired. Most replies stated new or rebuilt cluster would take care of this problem. Thanks to all for your help!!!
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L camber bolts VIN: 1GCHG39U65
Thanks to the six people who replied. However, I found a different way to align this van. Remove the plastic locking tab and you will see indentations in the ajusting cam. Place a small chiesel on the indents and tap it with a hammer. It works great.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4GP2430W
thanks to all that took the time to reply to my help request. One of you asked why i replaced a crank sensor, and the answer is, when i cranked it over while watching the scanner. I had no rpm reading at all on the scanner. Had a similar problem before and tha... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7KF266XW
Hey guys, thanks for your replies. Our scanner is updated to 2003 right now, and we have to update to 2006 for $900.00. It seems that the factory didn't release abs info until 2005. So off to the dealer it goes because it's a plow truck we need it back right a...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
Ok, this one is fixed! Thanks to all who suggested the timing chain. The compression test confirmed this and after installing a new chain, everything is back to normal. You guys are the best! Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L suspension noise
I would like to thank all of you who replied. I picked up some good pointers on potential problem areas on these vehicles for the future. The fix ended up being the strut mounts after all. This was crazy as I had tried two different aftermarket brands as well ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L speedo VIN: 1FTHF26M0K
thanks for all the reply's. sorry about posting request in wrong field. called local dealer back and got parts manager involved.he was able to locate part numbers for gears.
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Stall, flooding?! VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Well, this Ranger got the last laugh on us. We had noticed an intermittent ignition switch- if you barely moved it in the run position, you could make the IGN voltage jump up & down about 2volts. Thought we were closing in on it! Dropped the column, and instal...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L no heat/poor heat
Hello members, I want to thank you all for your replies, some were very helpful, although customer decided to come get vehicle and bring it back at a later date. Seeing as how weather is breaking a little, I don't see it happening soon. I did do some follow-...
1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Speedometer VIN: 1FAPP36X1R
Thanks everyone! Most responses pointed to the nylon gears inside the transaxle. Have to agree, as it's the only thing that makes sense. My customer is 70 & living on SS.. She wants to think about spending the money on this car vs. buying something newer. Than...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
The Explorer is fixed. This bosch style cam sensor is the same as the Ford style only alot more expensive! I removed the sensor from the new unit and installed it onto the old synchronizer while still in engine. The metal vane was still good. This saved lots o... Trouble codes: P0214.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTCR14A6T
thanks for all the replies- john saved us a tone of time- we jacked the rear of the truck way up and re bled the system- it worked like a champ. all ideas were solid advice that i am sure would have worked- you all are what iatn so great!! greg and crew
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14H7T
Customer elected not to fix vehicle, stating that it has not caused any problems (yet). 8 replies ranging from fuel filter, it had been changed. Restricted injectors, Fuel quality,Fuel delivery issues. Freeze frame info was also listed on checking fuel trims e... Trouble codes: 1131 (fuel system not switching adaptive limits lean), 1151 (testing and results).
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L transfercase VIN: IFMRU1569X
good morning techs,as everyone suggestd we part a trans fer case motor assy on and it fixed all the problems,why im not sure ,it appears the diagonisis from the scan tool are really screwed up ford makes this way to hard .thanks for the info.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
thanks for all the intelligent answers.we had tried most of the suggestions and am sad to say my tech and i skipped one very important detail.we did tripple check the cam timing again but failed to check both sides for some dumb reason. bank one was off.now i'...
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5299V
this problem car became an AH HA moment during the night , going back thru the wiring system I found a resistor block bolted to the left rear firewall behind the strut tower , apparently it lowers the voltage at the injector and then it takes very little curre...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, NO POWER VIN: 1GTGK24F2V
Pulled timing cover off and found cam/pump sproket to have sheared keyway off, not very far off but far enough.Crank and cam where in time, cam to pump in time but the two cam sprokets were NOT.Thankx for all the help. Trouble codes: P0216.
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L battery drain VIN: 1G87T13W3W
replaced the radio on this envoy with a used one. The costomer has not come back and i conceder this as a fix and thanks to all who helped.
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG25M51
This vehicle had an aftermarket radio installed. The ALDL shares a circuit with the radio. The installer did not use this wire and left it bare which shorted to the dash brackets. After fixing that we were able to scan the vehicle and found two fouled plugs. T...
2002 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKET16S92
We came to find out that this transfer case has a clutch in it. Module can apply clutch pressure according to the needs of the car. Since there are no fail codes, we didn't have any diagnostic path to follow. Sent to the dealer since they can swap parts on or ...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L engine VIN: 1GKDT13S32
it was the valve lash adjusters.then they traded it in for a toyata 4runner
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L starting, prndl VIN: 2GTEC19X73
Thank you to all who replied. Most of you suggested to replace the neutral safety switch as they appear to be a problem area on these vehicles. We did just that as well as the 4-pin connector (which showed signs of corrosion) and the problem was rectified. We ...
2000 Honda Civic HX 1.6L start clutch VIN: 1HGEJ7221Y
Thanks for the info guys, after learning all that I could about how this cvt and its controller worked...We pulled the pan. clean. flushed the trans. redrove a few times. no change, pulled the valve body, found that one of the valve retainers seemed to have be...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, VIN: 1HGEM229X1
tryed the cam sensor it took care of the problem...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L 4 wd VIN: 1JHGZ78Y1S
Hi all well not a lot of help on this one oh thou not surprising. I was told to check the tire pressures and the switch on the transfercase have been known to go bad but on this one someone has already replaced the swtich and the tire pressures are fine the li...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L transfer case VIN: 1J8GL58K62
Thanks for the quick responces, 4 in all, one said make sure the right fluid is in it, we drained it out and replaced it with the fluid our local jeep dealer uses, made no difference. The fluid was very low and we found some metal flake in it, we checked the f...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L lash adjusters VIN: 1J4GK48K63
TGIF-thank god it's fixed. Thanks for all of the replies: Sherman, Victor, Stan, Tom, Jameson, and Chris. I did alot of testing and looking and head scratching. The vehicle came in with spongy lash adjusters on the right bank, very noisy. I replaced all six wi...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12641
Thank you to every one who replied especially Jamie [...] from washington who made me open up my eyes!!!The fix ended up being the mass air flow sensor.I got too caught up in calculated values and ignored the obvious, when I checked the maf by unplugging ... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7X
The problem was a faulty set of near new spark plug wires that were jumping fire down inside the head.
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22132
After replaceing the Distributor 3 times with new after market, I installed A new Dealer distributor and fixed the problem. My next one will only get dealer part. Thanks guys for your input. Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L broken valves VIN: 1YVFP80C23
Thanks for all the help and amunition, local servise advisors said they have never seen a problem with these engines,(Last week most of them were selling mortgages, or asking their customers if they wanted fries with that order.)My customer got a lawyer and is...
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