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1999 Acura TL 3.2L steering column VIN: 19UUA5641X
The customer was driving and noticed smoke coming from inside the steering column. Brought car to me today and I can not duplicate the problem. I have removed the column cover and checked connectors it must be either the ignition switch or multi function switc...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L no forward VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
Hi Group - This A8 was towed to shop - presently has no forward motion - reverse is OK - quadrant indicator is all lit up - 2 codes present 17117/P0733(gear 3) & 17114/P0730 (gear incorrect ratio)- cleared codes returned right away - any ideas would be greatly...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADE6328W
these codes were pulled from pending status, there were no current codes. mod has basically nothing to offer, all readyness monitors have run and passed, the engine runs fine at this time, of course no freeze frame. any bmw tech's have an idea where to start? Trouble codes: P1384 (manuf. controlled ign. syst. or misfire), P0325 (knock snsr. or ckt. bank 1), P0330 (knock snsr. or ckt. bank 2)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3336X
This car came in with MIL on,EML lamp on and complaint of poor running/can't accelerate.Car ran ok on first test drives.Corrected codes for wheel speed sensors and coil problems.Cleared codes and test drove for thirty miles.Eml lamp came on and car would not r... Trouble codes: 148 (CAN DME/DDEengine torque not adjustable), 169 (MDK output stage control after diagnois failure), 100 (ECU self test), 133 (CAN signal), 217 (can sigal)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L starting VIN: WBADR6337X
customer states that when coming to a stop the vehicle will shut off, this occurs after 15 to 20 minuets. will not restart immediatly but will after sitting for a period of time. is happening more frequently. we have been unable to duplicate concern.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADW6333X
I TECHS,LOOKING FOR SOME BMW HELP.I DON'T WORK ON THESE THAT MUCH,OUR BMW TECH'S ON VACATION THIS came in with these symptoms;abs,airbag,ses,tire monitor lites,dash,cruise speedo inop. codes stored;045-multifunction steering wheel,supervision...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBAAM5343Y
hi bmw techs the wipers will not park in the proper position. is the problem in the wiper motor,switch or module. can't find any specs on mitchell to diag system proper. any advice or diag specs,wiring diagram would be a great help. thanks in advance thom
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53471
Somebody with BMW Experience,I am A diesel Tech . I get into Gas with my own Vehicles, This problem comes and goes. Service engine soon light comes on and sets codes P0491&P0492, Already replaced Both 02 sensors before catalityc comberter. Problem still exist.... Trouble codes: P0491 (Auxiliary Bank1), P0492 (Auxiliary Bank 2)
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6KS53B1N
This Caddy came in on the hook as a No Start. The coil mounted on top of the Dist. was bad. Replaced it along with a cap and rotor. The car now starts and runs fine at idle. Have not driven the car because, with the plastic cover off from the coil it appears t...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Electric Windows VIN: 1G6DP56785
Hi everybody, i have this Cadillac CTS that have all the 4 power windows not working, if i press on the buttons i will hear the relays for the door control modules clicking but the windows don't go up & down. Any help will be appriciated. Best Regards
1986 Chevrolet K20 Scottsdale 5.7L fuel gage VIN: 1GCGK24M5G
The fuel gage only reads half full when tanks are full, has dual tanks. I am getting 93 to 95 ohms at dash pink wire, that goes to the fuel gage, with dash connector disconnected from dash, when switching the tank select switch back and forth. With the connect...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Engine VIN: 1GCGK29F9P
This is one for the Diesel guys out there. I have a nice clean truck with a blown 6.5 turbo diesel. I also have a 6.2 long block non turbo sitting around. With the exception of the c.i.d. what makes these engines diferent and is it posible to use the 6.2 long ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13R6X
Cylinder 6 missfire, only while driving under light acceleration, heavy acceleration=no miss. Had spark at all cylinders but cap and rotor were corroded, replaced with new. Unchanged. Swapped cyl. 8 and 6 wires, unchanged. Checked plugs, Delco platinums only 6... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple missfire)
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC1246X
Call deler asking for #pcm , [...], take out car PCM same number , diconect bat same codes . I found use PCM tmorrow I will change , but first I redy for you help Trouble codes: P0405, P0404 (EGR Recirculation circuit low)
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L low coolant indicator VIN: 2G1WF55E8Y
we've replaced many of these sensors without any problems. we have also found a bad radiator cap can cause the light to come on. we can't keep this one from coming back on. thanks
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L low power VIN: 1GCHK29101
have not had alot of experience with the duramax but here are some of the test and reading which have been taken. vacuum at fuel shrader- (5 inches of vac holding 2 inches) fuel rail pressure idle- (desired 4930) (actual 5300) wot under load - (desired 31,00... Trouble codes: P0237
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L charging system VIN: 3GNEC16ZX2
Greetings fellow techs, I have a 2002 Chev Suburban here with a charging system problem. It also has a history code p1637 which I cannot find a flow chart for. The description is generator l-terminal circuit fault. I have viewed the data on the scan tool and n...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Engine VIN: 2G1WF55E12
The Impala has a screech from engine under load, it only happens on moderate or heavy acceleration, sounds simmilar to a belt squeel, or air whistling. It will do it in the bay if throttle is burped, but goes away imediatly. It only stays consistent if loaded ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L temp gauge VIN: 2G1WF55K04
I need a second opinion. The temp gauge pegs on this vehicle, and when I turn the key off, it does not go back to 0. The actual temp is normal. I disconnected the instrument panel and inspected all connectors. They looked ok. Reconnected the panel and tried. T...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3AFY48B56T
HI.Im trying to help a tech that I work with.He originally changed the engine in a PT Cruiser that had been Wrecked,rad. busted,& overheated.Have a P0344 Cam sensor int.code.HE checked cam sensor,seems to have normal pattern.Valve timing is ok(eng. came with t... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor INt. signal.)
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FP2536T
I was so blessed as to have the opportunity to fix this van after several people have tried and failed. I first checked this van and found the crank sensor to be bad and the distributor (used one) to be installed incorrectly. Replaced sensor and stabbed distri...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Unknown VIN: 2B4FP2538W
This van came in with brake pedal going to floor checked all brakes and for leakage.replaced rear wheel cyls because of small amout of leakage.replaced master cyl at same time.came back 1 week later with pedal to floor replaced prp valve(valve assembly at rear...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cat melt down VIN: 1BZHF16XXS
customer complained of rough idle cold replace cap rotor and wires--6/3/2005--replaced intake manifold gasket on 8/9/06---cam back on 9/21/06 with no start and replace fuel pump and ran great--back on 11/08/06 with running bad replaced cap,rotor, wires and plu...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, stall VIN: 1D7HU1818U
Help this Hemi truck has died 3 times in the last week when turning or moving slowly when let off pedal to maintain a cruse speed engine will shutter or lurch acts like miss fire almost every time hit it hard runns well scan data looks good customer couldnt le...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L converter VIN: 1F1JW36F8V
This truck came in with a code for converter slipage several months ago. After replacing the converter on the road test it died on stops for us with the converter lock up. Called customer and he said OOPs it was doing that right before the code happened but he...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L noise VIN: 1FALP1134W
car makes hooting chirping noise from intake manifold tried iac and pcv hose, noise will go away if pcv hose is pinched off, noise occurs randomly
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR12F2Y
thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post. we have a powerstroke here that does not like to start when cold. glow plugs are working and new. injectors buzz test has our injectors that are very quiet. if we plug in the block heater for a short tim... Trouble codes: P0605 (internal rom error)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L door locks VIN: 1FTYR14V0Y
Door locks- inop, can hear silenoids in both doors, see locks slightly move. can push locks down past detent. still will not pull the rest of the way down. find it hard to believe both selinoids bad with same malfunction. any help would be appreciated.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F6Y
this vehicle came in for a oil change and fuel filter. regular customer. customer picked up vehicle and went about 6 miles and said that it began missing and running poorly. customer brought it back and i checked the service that was done by one of our other t... Trouble codes: P1316 (idm ckt/idm codes detected)
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L throttle responce VIN: 1FDXF47F31
The truck loses throttle response at times. We have replaced the foot control, This morning first thing it would not respond, usually when this happens if you let off throttle it will resume to work. This morning I tried to do this at least 25 times .I went to...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power assist VIN: 1FAFP55212
customer bought car in 3 months ago with a intermintant hard brake pedal.i drove car from her house and got the condition. 1 time when it happens it feel like you loose your power assist whent to diag unable to reproduce problem drove for 4 days after it went ...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FAFP71W54
I have an 2004 Crown Vic thats become a real problem. This vehicle is using 2 quarts of oil every 200-300 miles. The original engine was replaced @ 51000 miles after the driver ran over something and crushed the oil pan (yes he kept driving afterwards). I repl...
1991 Geo Prizm 1.6L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK546XM
Hi Everyone it's my week to not be able to fix anything!This 1 came in on tow truck with no start.Checked for spark at plug none there.Check'd for sec.spark from coil none there.According to Nodata i ohmed the coil it was ok,did the ohmn tests for pick up and ...
1993 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GTEK14K1P
This GMC has a problem with a surge/hesitation/occasional stall on acceleration when it is transitioning from cold to hot. It runs great when first started, it also runs great once it has warmed up. The problem is worse the colder the outside temperature is. I...
2001 GMC C7500 8.1L no acceleration VIN: 1GDM7H1E71
Good morning and welcome to my nightmare. Truck was brought in from a shop that does most of it's own work, and given to me to fix after he gave up. This truck will not accelerate when you step down on the pedal"it just idles" I scanned for codes and and came ... Trouble codes: P1515 (throttle range error), P0405 (egr)
2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Steering Angle Sensor VIN: IGKGK26U64
Diagnosed using TECH2, and codes obtained are: C-0253: Centering Error, C-0455: Steering position sensor circuit Malfunction. I Did Aligment Learn Procedure using Tech2 Functional Test and follow scan tool instructions but at end of process it says: ALigment u...
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L frame VIN: 1GKC2567R8
Has any body seen a cracked frame on a similar truck the upper deferential mount broke right off the dealer said its from over loading. The weight Truck was 500lbs over its recommend specs all loaded up .Hmm I donít think it should have broke because my two fa...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC83D11
Dear members, This started out simple enough,diagnosing a misfire on #6 cylinder.After removing spark plug I decided to replace plugs and send it on it's way.Not so good .After idling about 30 seconds it started missing again.Checked for codes to find it mis... Trouble codes: P0306
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW4848N
Car was shipped from California to NJ, when the car was driven off the truck the check engine light was on. Fuel failure 29 mean ECU SELF TEST. What is wrong and why did this come on? Any ideas? Car runs and drives 100%. Trouble codes: FF29 (Fuel Failure 29)
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N71
MIL with P1584. Alldata is no help. Last week we had a P0171, P0174, P0133, and P1584. We did the 2 elbows at the back of the manifold, spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, and an oil change. The P1584 has returned. We didn't notice any drivability symptoms. Al... Trouble codes: P1584 (Throttle actuation malfunction)
2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJDA24C82
HELLO GROUP: I need some help on this car, no matter what i do, it keeps on miss firing. Before injector flush it was showing miss fire cyl 1 2 and 4, now cyl 7 and 8. I've checked crank angle sensor wave form , it looked good. Inspected flywheel for warpage a... Trouble codes: P1316, P0301, P0302, P0300, P0304
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L cabin temperature VIN: SAJEA01U63
HI: This car came in blowing hot air on passenger side in a/c mode lo setting. The heater valve was seeping coolant, so a new one was fitted but that did n't cure the problem. Ambient temp. on display panel reading correct. There is no fault code stored, this ...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1J4FY19S8W
run a little rough at idle but runs fine going down the road. ran compression test again very low compression on all 6 cyl. pulled timing cover back off to inspect. by [...] it said to put it dot to dot and rotate the crank to bring the cam gear dot to 1 o...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Fuel odor VIN: KNDJA723X1
Customer complains of an intermittent fuel odor when vehicle is cold. I have not been able to verify but customer is insistent that it is there. I have checked for fuel leaks and watched for any seepage at the injectors while running the fuel pump. I suspect t...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Variable assist system VIN: 1LNFM97V2W
Hello all, We have a 1998 Continental in here for difficult steering (mostly on left hand turns) and the variable assist light on. It had code C1897 in the controller and the solenoid for the variable assist was out of resistance spec. We replaced the solenoi...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1YGVF22CXX
Hi All Thanks for your time in advance, Great group we have here. What I have is this 626 that intermintally blows the ten amp engine fuse. Started out after driving about thirty miles fuse would blow. replace fuse (fine). Then it got to whenever you put it ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L front windows VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
This car came in with a problem that I havenand't seen on a mercedes. Both front windows do not work. The customer stated that they were working just fine and the next morning they wouldn't go down. I replaced the switch assembly which is usually the problem o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz MB140D Van 2.9L Serpentine belt VIN: KPD661227Y
The serpentine belt of this M/Benz diesel van kept slipping of the pully. This happened most of the time when you start from cold or you revved hard and let go and revved hard again. It would also slip off even while driving normally though not very often. Aft...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L controller VIN: WDBJF65J31
I need some help from the Mercedes techs OR SOME ONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE AND DONE THIS.. I sent the AAC controller on the console out for repairs due to missing digits and no back lighting when the head lights are on, I am now trying to version code this AC co...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L door locks radio alarm VIN: 1MEHM55S41
hello hope some one can help me out i have this sable that has a intermittent problem of the radio going off when you hit the brakes and the door locks and alarm activating on there own i have not got car to act up yet but remeber reading an article about a co...
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L smoke VIN: JA4GJ31S9M
Thanks In advance- This came as a no start- narrowed it down to the ecm. We ordered a reman ecm, truck fired right up, and very soon after smoke started rolling out of the ecm. My question is does anyone know the quick and dirty answer to what is shorted and ...
1987 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L high igniton timing VIN: JN1CZ14S7J
The car came in for a no start problem a few months ago. we found it was in dire need of a tune up and some of the plug wires were crossed. We replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor button, air filter and fuel filter. The car would start up and run, but would r...
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CW52L9R
see history comments for complete story no pcm communication car has no power and has had codes at last visit 2 weeks earlier. Trouble codes: P0321 (spark reference lost), P0341 (camshaft crank error), P1361 (ignition controll toggle error)
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L Inst/Radio VIN: 1GHDC1358Y
Van came in with lights burned out in speedo. Bulbs solder in, and cannot be purchased new or aftermarket, so I opted for a used instrument cluster. Installed it, and it works fine, but radio display now says, LOCKED and only the clock functions. I went throug...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L engine VIN: 2P4FP25B6W
customer brought vehicle into shop for us to check for a "metal tingy noise" when running also to check for some type of fluid leaking on the ground. located a large oil leak coming from the oil pressure switch (engine oil level was not low, just needed to be ...
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Cruise control VIN: 2G2WP52275
Cruise inop. P0573 cruise brake switch circuit current. SI flow chart lead us to replace and reprogram BCM. No change. Tech 2 shows applied voltage at 9.2 and released at 6.5V. 10V feed to brake light switch OK. Signal side of the switch does not match voltage...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L sun roof VIN: 1F18C6534P
Hello fellow IATN members. Thank you in advance for your help. What I need help with is resealing a sunroof. I have found that water is leaking under the tracks and filling the center of the tray. The tray assem. is out of the vehicle. How do I disassemble the...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SSF6359
Hi all I have this subaru in our shop , came in with a ck engine light on code p0420 CATALYST SYSTEM EFFICIENCY BELOW THRESHOLD BANK 1 was monitoring front and rear oxygen sensors and found that I am only getting 2 to 3 in 10 2500 rpm and the rear oxyge... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1)
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1AE04BXS
bosses car has high idle all the time no matter of engine temp. used smoke machine to look for vacuum leaks none found. unplugged idle air control valve no different. checked for codes none found, replaced iac soleniod and cleaned valve no different. please he...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13CXW
Greetings!! This vehicle set a code PO500 directly after performing a brake inspection and oil change. Thinking it was something we might have done we lab scoped all wheel sensors. *NOTE* This vehicle does not actually have a vehicle speed sensor it uses input... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Fault)

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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L steering wheel VIN: JH4KA7668N
Sorry to report that we were not able to fix car. Tried flushing power steering, took off power steering belt, disabled abs. Problem still there. Customer didn't want to spend any money and I didn't want to start throwing parts on it on my dime. They say they ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6343Y
Hey Guys, Thanx for all the input. I followed the advise and swapped sensors from side/side with the same results. I also cobbled up a test rig using a old sensor harness with known resistenace to test the indvidual wheel circuits...same result, the module i...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5338L
I have to close this help request because my 30 days is almost up. However I am expecting to get this car back in my shop later this week. I have alot of testing to do from the suggestions that all the members gave. I wish I would have gotten this car in soone...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
As many fellas' suggested they have seen pleny of problems with the ignition switch. I could not get any failure out of the part, but informing the customer that would be our best guess, he authorized replacement, and haven't seen him back yet!!! Thanks for ...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19W5P
Thanks to all that replied. Vehicle is fixed! Salvage yard sent another transfer case and luckly this one works. I'm sure the binding problem on turns was the viscous clutch inside transfer case was seized. Stan
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L suspension VIN: 1G1LD55M4R
FIRST thanks for all the replies you are all very much appreciated for the time spent sending the help--now for the fix as i stated i had already replaced the lower controll arm bushings and for dale from ILL you can get the bushings and replace them even the ...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29F8Y
Received many replies suggesting the fuel pump or driver. This truck still was under warranty for the pump although gm has a strick policy on pump replace. I deliveried the truck to gm for my customer. The next day my customer called me and said GM would not d... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft deterrent passlock problem), U1192 (theft deterrent).
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S13
I decided for the price of a cam sensor just replace it. Light has not come back on. As for the cruise customer has not had problem again. Thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor).
2001 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C4GJ45391
We had to let the van go. I called the customer, who said the dealer figured it out: they told him the computer was registering twice the mileage as the odometer & replaced some computer part - black, about the size of a cell phone, with lots of pins. He is su...
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2D3DKSDFHE
We flushed the heater core for a real long time, seemed to help a little customer says he will get rid of car. thanks for the input guys!
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46ROY
Thanks for all the replies. We still could never get this to act up for us or store a code. We took some of your advice and cleaned the EGR valve, throttle body and IAC motor. So far the customer has not complained of the problem coming back. I will make a fol...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L torque converter VIN: 387KF23662
Thank you for all the replies. I'm sorry for waiting so long to close out. I just couldn't pull the trigger on this one so we sent it to the dealer. I was waiting for the customer to get back to me to let me know what they found but it's been two weeks and no ...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L door lock VIN: 1FALP58S6T
thanks for all replies. most of say ck doorjam wire for brocken wiring harness to ck and found brocken wire that cause door lock to open and close by it self. repair wire and it fix.thanks a lot
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L directional signals VIN: 1FALP62W8T
Thanks for the replies. Most referred to problems with connections at the multifunction switch. The customer came in and told us By The Way the problem had started several years ago when someone wired in a phone. We finally traced the problem to the fuse box...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lacks heat at idle VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
thanks to all replies finnally removed rad and opened to find partial blockage i suspect temp never got hot due to lower ambiant temps just wasnt circulating enough to gain any temp,wasnt convinced of final repair ( had a stop watch going and watched warm up t...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 99FORDTAUR
Thanks to all for the overwhelming responses. Basically most members stated they can do this job in 1 to 3 hours without the need for for cutting the box. Most said just drop the column, disconnect harness conns on r/s and pull the dash backward toward the sea...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L forward gears VIN: 1FDXE47F5X
Appreciated all the replies, Don't feel it was an internal problem, However we removed the VB for inspection, and found nothing out of place, or stuck. We returned vehicle to dealer 1 week ago and all seams fine, Apon returning... we found out that this was th...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L unknown VIN: 1FMZU72X5Y
I wasn't able to fix this vehicle. We sold him a reman transfercase and it didn't fix the noise. While I was driving it the reman transfercase broke. So we put another in. The noise was still there. Also the trans started acting up during this time. Customer w...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP13P61
Thanks for all your replies. I did a cylinder leak down test and found some leakage coming from the valves. I suspect that there is valve seat cracks. Unfornuatly the customer doesn't want to procede any further so I can't cofirmed this. He's going to drive it... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean Bank 1).
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L drive train VIN: 1FALPNS527
well after checking everything possible and tires didnt really have any cupping on them. we tryed installing a different set of tires and noise is gone. thanks for all the help
1997 GMC Savana 3500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GDGG31W1V
Thank you for all the responses. I tried to get more lab scope readings Monday while the problem was present but the vehicle never acted up all day which was unusual, and the customer planned to pick it up. Several techs recommended replacing the distributor, ... Trouble codes: P1345.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L speedometer VIN: JHMCB7671N
thank you to all that helped me on this one, vss was good, speedo head was the final conclusion circiut on the head was pretty rough.removal of cluster will make you pucker though with that age and mileage, thanks to iATN members again!!!
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Accessories VIN: MFJKFJFJJG
hey guys i found the code in the glove box,thanks again.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 3/4 shift VIN: 1J4GZ58S5W
Well, I ran out of time on this one.the trans is correct,numbers match 1998,the govener trans temp is silver correct for 1998 the pcm was changed with used and programed to latest calibrations,I checked resistance of temp sensor at tcm with 1000 ohm at room te...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L engine VIN: NA
thanks to all replies. found cam bearings worn cuasing leak. replaced cam and bearings. now @idle (900 rpm) press is 25 psi thanks agian to all shayne
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, FLOODED VIN: JT8UZ30C5S
Thanks to all of you that offered help. Unfortnuately the customer picked up the car and has decided to take it off the road for the winter rather than run any further diagnostic testing.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engaging at slow speeds VIN: JT6JHF10U1
Your recommendations were right on the money. We scoped each sensor and found that the LR wheel had a strange wave form. After removing the sensor and checking for rust we found the exciter right was cracked. Replaced axle and problem is solved. Thanks to ever...
2002 Lexus GS430 4.3L starter VIN: JT8BL69S72
sorry for not closing this repair it's because this was the first time I ask for help and did not know tha we have to close .this car ws not fixed the customer took it to the dealer,but as soon as I find out what was the problem I will pos it. thank you very v...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L turn signals and brake lights VIN: 1LNLM9747P
Unfortunatly this lady never returned . I think I would have had a wiring problem , this lady just didnt want to spend any money, and when she had to take the car she probably had her husband try to fix it himself.
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNLM91V5S
Thanks again to all who replied.I pulled the dash back to check the accuator and no problems there. Tha door was ok also, this box must be alittle different than some of you thought.The eatc was attached to a single door it looked like a thunderbird set up.Any...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L gauges VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Hello Everyone, the linc has dash lights and gauges and air suspention and steering is all working. I guess someone had already been working on this or checking fuses. I went back to double check the fuses and #28 fuse was missing. Steve from Michigan said #7 ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L charge indicator VIN: 1NLHM87A72
sorry this post took so long to get back to everyone. i got busy and forgot. it ended up being the alternator. we replaced the alternator and the problem is gone. thanks again to all that sent suggestions.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L compressor VIN: 4JGAB72E6X
thank you for your replies, i guess i wasn't clear in my post but the high side presure was not high, it would set this code key on engine off or engine running with a/c on but it would never even try to engage compressor. had proper voltage at aam but pcm was...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, LOW POWER VIN: 1ZWFT61L81
this cougar is fixed. we reassembled with a motorcraft fuel pump and filter. the new fuel pump was an updated design. when we were bench testing fuel pumps the new one has a noticeable volume difference and the waveform looks alot better as well. several repli...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N4DL01D7Y
Will be sending car to transmission shop. From the replies I have recived it has a problem an internal promlem with oneway clutch .Thanks for the help.
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Intake manifold VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
New intake gasket is on this Nissan, and runs like a top. From the number of replies, cracked gasket on this model,causing missfire is common. The general consensus was to leave as much as possible still connected, undo EGR tube, fuel rail, undo top intake bol...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Reverse
Sorry for the delay in closing this, first off thanks for the input, we looked at all avenues and because it's my father in laws van we decided to replace the trans with a SRTA (service replacement transmission assembly) from GM that will have all of the lates...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1G2NW52E3X
Thanks to all that replied. All responses were very good ideas. It did end up being the power steering pulley. Someone must have pulled the original one off before and when I put a new one on and installed it in the same place it was out of alignment by about ...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1NXAE09B5S
i changed the mount like everybody suggest it was the right engine mount thank you now theres no vibration the customer can now here the bad belts loose struts and many other noises that he complains about thanks again to all my job is now getting eaiser
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L vvti VIN: 4T3ZF13C5I
yes, this van does have VVTi. i'm pretty sure the issue is the VVTi actuator or the spooling mechanism in the cam. the customer decieded to have his son remove it. we'll it see what happens. will keep you posted if i hear anything
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