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2001 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC23931
have not been able to duplicate problem yet
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L steering/suspension VIN: WBADE61080
At first this 1997 540 client complaint about a low speed shimming when lightly pressing brake pedal (speed about 40mph and under). I checked discs and hubs runout and it was ok. Despite of it, after assembling two new front discs this low speed shimming went ...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 451FU78612
i have this 2001 e46 325i in the shop with the service engine soon light on, the traction control light on and the dsc brake light on...there is one code stored in the ecm.. code 217 can bus egs signal.. i tried to get into the transmission control module but ... Trouble codes: 217 (can bus egs signal)
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L abs VIN: W06VR52R3W
thank you in advance. procedures replace ebcm. in alldata info. require to replace new scews and waves spring, but ebcm. does come with new scews but not wave springs. please help and advise, thank you
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2G1WN14TXP
scanner always reads -40 on both temp sensor and mat sensor i tried used computer same results when i ohm the mat and coolant sensors i get an ohm reading with computer connected but when i disconnect i lose all readings which leads me to believe my wiring is ... Trouble codes: 15 (temp signal high), 17 (crank signal shorted), 35 (iac problem), 36 (dis fault extra or missing est pulse), 43 (est module circuit problem), 51 (ecm prom error)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W9S
We have a 95 S-Blazer that is making a growling noise when transfer case is in 2wd. Almost sounds like a bad wheel bearing. Noise goes away instantly when switched to 4x4. Unable to detect noise when running on hoist. Remove front differential and disassemble,...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22G3W
Hello GM techs, This is my 1998 SS Camaro and I dont much time to work on it. It has misfires on cylinders 1 and 6. The misfires are present more so at an idle and sometimes from an acceleration that comes from a deceleration when driving, not really present a... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L cooling system VIN: 1GCDT19X8X
car temp is normal on level driving, but overheats after climbing hills and when owner reaches home water is boiling in overflow. flushed cooling system. replaced radiator, thermostat, and clutch fan. no changes. any info on this condition is appreciated.
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L hard start hot soak VIN: 2G1FP22K5X
hello GM techs,customer brought in the vehicle with a hard start after hot soak,cold start no problem,checked fuel pressure,was @ 40psi a tad under specs but that shouldnt cause this problem,i suggested the fuel pump and installed a factory pump/module assembl...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19W9Y
i have 2000 astro, van came in with no start. ck fuel pressure and spark, fuel pressure at 61 lbs, no spark. ck engine codes and p1351 stored in memory. did basic checks on secondary ignition. checked a/c voltage at ignition control module, no voltage. ck a/c ... Trouble codes: P1351 (ignition control circuit-high voltage)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
put in 4wd intermittently kicks out & grinding noise from transfer case. system has insta track 4wd
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Instrument cluster VIN: 3GNFK16T7Y
When you start the vehicle the ABS and Airbag lights stay on, the PRNDL display does not indicate what gear it is in, the message center switches from Battery to Security to Service 4WD continuously, and the fuel guage goes from empty to 1/4 to empty. I have c...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L no start VIN: 1G1ND52J16
Problem is related to passlock system. Fuel is being shut off at injectors. Spark is continuous during cranking and fuel pressure right on spec. "Theft system" lite blinks continuously w/ key on. Coolant lite off. All fuses to system ok. Have checked 3 wires t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L reverse lamps VIN: 2GCEK19T32
This is my pastors vehicle so you can imagine the guilt I feel(ha ha). I just replaced the transmission with a used one (4L60E) and at the same time I had to replace the pigtails and the PRNDL switch. They were glued together. I do not recall any reverse lam...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L radio VIN: 2C8GP64L91
the radio data display (clock, stations, everything)and actual play functions cut on and off erratically. this continues even while pushing the on/off switch. a pulsing noise can be heard thru the speakers but no radio, tape or cd play is heard. i did a basic ...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.0L Battery VIN: 4C3AG52H74
This cars battery goes dead after sitting a little more the a day. Battery has been replaced and new one has been tested and proved out to be good. The alt. charges properly. There is a 62 milliamp draw on the battery. This is still there after letting it sit ...
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7KM26Z5N
this vehicle has had multiple hc test failures high hc mostly at idle. verified compression, timing, no obvious vacuum leaks, acts like a lean misfire. vehicle has 1 O2 sensor on bank 1, is there a transfer port for exaust in manifold? how is bank 2 measured a...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Stall VIN: 2B4FP2532X
hi everyone.this van has a very int suddenly runs rich & stalls out problem.turn key to restart.runs & drives perfect. customer could drive for a day or 2 or longer till suddenly runs rich & stalls out.restarts no problem.runs & drives perfect.every time it co...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 2B6HB11Y1Y
Hello to all once again. I have another one trying to marry me and I am already taken many times over. I have this customers Ram van that came in with a intermittent stall with a no start for 20- 30 minutes. I finially duplicated the problem after a few hours ...
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...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L HEMI mystry missfire VIN: 1D7HA16D74
This is a repost from September 1, 06' reposting to see if any new development on pattern failure for this vehicle ... second round for cylinder # 8 missfire back at the first posting the vehicle had 42k miles now the vehicle has been driven about 10,000 miles...
1988 Ford F 700 6.6L Interior VIN: 1FDPK748JV
This good ol truck has oil, water in fuel, and low coolant lights flickering. The lights are located just above radio.It seems like most of the wires go to the warning buzzer which if unplugged makes the truck die out.Also when the parking light is released th...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y1N
Vehicle has been sitting now for five months in back lot of dealership and is my own car. Management wants car gone somehow. In past four years have replaced blown engine, clutch, brakes, fuel pump (Walbro), timing belt, water pump(not leaking at this time), r...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
Have replaced the mass air flow sensor and checked powers and grounds . Watched the graphing with the snap-on vantage and pattern looks right. My baro readingis 26.9 and my hertz reading is150hz which is to low for my area I should read 157hz I also have taken... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
hello everyone, i have a 1997 ford explorer- it is my personal vehicle- it would occasionally misfire at idle, but under load on accel was fine, accel was normal, power was normal; i decided to replace the plugs and wires since i do not know when they were las... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTDX17W4V
this ford f150 was towed in,stalled while driving.tested for spark and fuel. found that i had injector pulse and cranking rpm.this is a two coil 4.6 ltr. it has 4 separate coil drivers.and numbers 1,2,3 only pulse the coils 2 times and then nothing.number 4 is...
1998 Ford Fairlane 5.0L transmission VIN: JGLWWT3818
Hi all, This vehicle came to us from the local transmission repair shop with the complaint that the transmission is going in to failsafe mode. Fault codes in the engine ECU showed that code 637 was present indicating that the trans temp link (between the engin...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
Problem with interior lights staying on after all doors are closed. Any door seems to have the same effect. The door ajar light is on at the same time. Some times the light go off in a normal amount of delay and some times up to five minutes. Can not find any ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
hello all you powerstroke fans and welcome to our nightmare.recently this vehicle has visited our shop on multiple occasions for this very intermittent problem. im going to attempt to describe this problem to the best of my ability. when vehicle reaches 2700 r... Trouble codes: P0470 (exhaust backpressure circuit), P0541 (intake heater circuit malfunction)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTYR14VX2
Have a ford ranger when driving and going around a curve or turning, every once awhile the oil gauge will drop and come back up. oil pressure runs from 10 to 40
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P42
the oil light comes on hot idle. check oil pressure verify almost 0 hot idle. checked screen ok , removed oil pump ok. pressure rel. valve ok. checked rod and main bearings ok. cam bearings? leak in oil feed in head gasket to crank case? this engine is clean i...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D12
hey all.vehicle brought in for misfire on accel.found cylinder 3 plug wire up about 1/2" and wont clip down.remove wire oil in tube.replace v/c gasket plugs and wires.still has misfire or buck on accel.no codes fuel trim #'s good.record movie wih scan tool.no ...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L transmisson always engaged VIN: 1FMYUU2B13
The clutch will not release. It feels like the classic "slave cylinder not responding" symptom. But the slave works great. I have observed it with a tech in the car depressing the clutch and it extends smoothly with no external leakage, etc. I pulled the boot ...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
All Systems & Gauges Ect Read And Act Normal - Engine Shuts Off At Will - Restarts Fine
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78882
Honda Techs needed for this one I think. This vehicle originaly came to my shop from another shop for emissions failure and a P0420 code. They put an aftermarket cat on it twice and the code stayed. I got the vehicle and found the rear O2 sensor dead. I replac... Trouble codes: 674, 671
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S42
Thanks for your help in advance. I removed cyl head because the timing belt broke. Reinstalled everything and tried to crank engine and it started ran for about 1 min the died with a code 0340 in the comp. so I did all the basic troubleshooting and found no pr... Trouble codes: P0340
1992 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C5N
The spark plugs were removed again, and this is what I found: All the plugs on the right bank were clean. That is, no carbon stain and slightly wet. The plugs on the left bank were quite wet and showed much carbon staining. It appears that the left bank is ove...
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L No Start
help dont do many forien repairs trooper blows fuel pump fuse #24 when cranked over every time unpluged fuel pump conector dose not blow easy fix (not) new fuel pump still blowes fuse at home now realy bugging me is it the wires in pump hanger where goes throu...
2002 Isuzu NPR 4.8L unknown VIN: JALB4B1442
Please help. I have been asked to fix this truck.I am having a very hard time duplicating the problem and without any information I don't even know what to check. The problem is that sometimes the truck is a crank no-start condition and once started may go for...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on, Leak VIN: 1J4GL58K12
This one intermittently sets a P0442 evap small leak code. Usually by the time the client gets here the light has turned itself off due to repeated pass cycles. I have smoked it, looked at everything I can get to, I replaced the purge valve because it was hang... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak detected)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALPV1248T
Thank you for any help or suggestions you may have. This Rover is "pushing coolant out of overflow and getting air into cooling system, at that time we lose heat and gauge reads very high, the only thing that seems to be consistant is worse when very cold 20d...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L o/d shift, no kickdown VIN: JT6HF10U8X
vehicle came into shop with illuminated mil and junk battery. replaced battery and test drive vehicle for mil problem. mil illuminated with code p0330. found knock sensor bad. also noticed vehicle will not shift into o/d regardless of temperature. o/d indicato...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
The customer bought this vehicle in MA and drove it to Pa with no problem. Got in the car next day and car will not accelerate over 1500 rpms. Idle is a little unstable but not bad. If you use cruise control the car drives fine and will accelerate up to speed.... Trouble codes: 18 (cam timing selenoid), 104 (fuel safety shut off recognized), 035 (o2s control system rich stop mix too lean), 022 (cc/ea actuator reports limp home mode), 06 (isc), 095 (adj cam timing selenoid y49 open or shorted)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L windows,mirrors,seats VIN: WDB2200652
hello everyone.car presented with electric seats,mirrors,windows and aircon not working (aircon may be a seperate issue).i have scanned the car using carsoft and it tells me both front door control modules are not responding,how do i check this is the problem ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
First, please forgive my ignorance on this matter. This vehicle runs and drives fine, but had recurring P2031 & P2081 codes. Alldata has limited info on testing this vehicle, and no listing of these codes whatsoever. There do not appear to be any other sensors... Trouble codes: P2081 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit intermittant Bank 1 Sensor 1), P2031 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2)
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MW51R02
What could be the cause? I read a few posts about the crank sensor trigger wheel slipping. But a look at the timing belt timing proves to me that the trigger wheel has not moved. Did not actally remove it to prove either way. Engine has good power and rough id... Trouble codes: P0305
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A7X
Vehicle Towed In, No Start Condition...Check Fuel Pressure Found None, Replace Fuel Pump And Fuel Filter...Now Have Fuel Presure...Still No Start...Test For Codes, Still None Found...Read Data Stream, RPM Signal At Cranking...Test Both Crank Sensors And Cam Se...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR521XX
Thanks in advance for any help. I have been working on this car for a used car lot on and off now for a month. It is a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. The problem is that the #3,#6 coil pack does not spark. I have moved coil packs and problem stays in same spot on Ign... Trouble codes: 300 (random miss)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Cruise Stops Working VIN: 2G2WS52294
Vehicle comes into local shop with cruise control that stops working. I assist the owner with the diagnostics. Using eSI & alldata, go through trouble trees and perform testing. Using the BDM, AutoEnginuity & Snap-On MT2500 the only cruise PIDS available on SO...
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 sec.at 2500 rpm and the rear oxyge... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1)
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L dome lamp, seat belt, door ajar lamp VIN: 4T1SV21E0M
This one is driving me crazy. Toyota's poor wiring diagrams (in my opinion) are no help to me. This car has the dome lamps staying on, door ajar light on the cluster staying on, and none of the auto seatbelts are retracting (coming back to a latched position)....
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)
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEZV14R95
This ia a car belonging to a dealer who washed the engine and interior causing a no start. We do not have any communication with the ecm. We have checked power and grounds. We have the 5 volts out to sensors. There is contiuity fron the dlc to the ecm via the ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWSA81H6V
Radio is now in "SAFE" mode but display will not change to 1000 so we can enter code. We have the radio code from the dealer but cannot get radio to go from "SAFE" to 1000. Dealer says to hold the two buttons to the left down after turning on radio. This cause...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WVWAC63B41
Came in with bogs & jerks on acceleration, ck engine lite on. Had no power to even move. Replaced MAF got power now but cruise it surges with steady pedal. Touched batt. cables together. ran ok then until drove it a while and it surges again. with emmission wo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0441, P0135
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS5511S
Hello All, I hope we can get someone that has experienced this. We have an oil leak that seems to be rear main seal leak. Because of the lack of access we cannot tell if indeed it is the rear seal. Is it possible that the mating halfs of the block(bearing sadd...

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L washer pumps VIN: WAUVT68E32
The problem on this Audi was fixed by finding the blown fuse for for the intelegance module (GEM) #37, the washer switch runs through two modules which there are no schmatics for . I recived four replyes to to this problem three of them were right on the money...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L hard start warm VIN: WBAHE2327S
Seventeen replies with much useful info. Bottom line is the replacement engine is nikasil. While compression is good, leakage is 50% on the two cylinders we checked. Many of the suggestions are appropriate, but moot until the block is replaced. Thanks again fo... Trouble codes: 68 (knock sensor 3).
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBAAM5343Y
thanks to all who responed to our problem. a combination of one pivot not moving freely and the cam arm not in the right position. the info you guys sent with voltage and diag was very helpful on eliminating the switch and module. thanks again thomas
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L auto heat control VIN: 1G4CW52K4T
thanks for everyones help on this it was the blower motor control module replaced and car has had no trouble since.thank you.
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6KS53B1N
Everyone knew the ground strap under the coil was missing. The young guy working on this just finished school. Therefore, I should have looked a little closer. Thank you!
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ride hieght VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
Thank you everyone for your help. I have replaced the rear shocks and the rear hieght sensor. I still have the whole left side sagging. the car will be returning to the dealership for more repair.
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR548YR
Well once again the majority of responses were correct-the cam timing on the affected bank was off 3 teeth.The issue on the update of the HO2S heater circuit fault was the #43 fuse (#17 cavity) in pcm fuse box.Did not have the tools to hold the cams in place a... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire).
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L wipers VIN: 2G1AW19W0G
Ok, Joe, James, Tony, Alain, Christopher, Nick and the entire network. Do I have a story to tell you!!! First of all, I do appreciate all of your responses. After completeing and verifying your ideas, that eleminated 3/4 of my ideas. Yes, I made sure that the ...
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 3.1L rad fan will not com VIN: 1G1JF11T8L
Thanks for all the responses.It was the wires for the ac part of the circuit that turn the fan on when ac is on.Somebody had cut these wires and spliced different ends on.To fix without spending a fortune on this old car we grounded the relay. the fan will com...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNEK18ROV
thanks to everyone that replied. it turns out spark was not as good as i thought. after double checking everything i find the ign coil driver module isn't doing its job. swapped in a new one and it runs like a champ. again thanks to everyone.
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs VIN: 1G1JC5243W
Late closing. sorry about that. Got a second used module in and had same problem. Don't suspect 3 in a row. I also suspect that Patrick from BC is on the money with the motorpack. However, customer has decided to live without ABS for the moment. Thanks for the...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC1246X
Thanks all you guys, 1. used ecm 2. put in 3.try starter won't 4.let key on 5 get samthing to eat 6 came back start 7 go drive ok 8 go to emmission test 9 pass happy todos 10 call customer, the rest you know that Trouble codes: P0405, P0404 (EGR Recirculation circuit low).
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L engine VIN: 1G1ND52J2Y
Well, I think that the ghosts were alive and well with this one. After replacing the crank sensor, the cam sensor, pulling the front valve cover gasket, doing a leak down test, a compression test, pulling what remaining hair we had left it was discovered that ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L charging system VIN: 3GNEC16ZX2
Thanks for all that replied. The fix was an alternator. Something in the regulator was pulling down the 10v signal from the pcm. We replaced the alternator with a reman unit is all is working properly.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Engine VIN: 2G1WF55E12
Well This ones off to the dealer, still under warrenty. Frank and Robert both nailed this one, plugged Catalytic Converter forcing exaust between the manifold and head. Remarkable the car ran as well as it did. Thanks to everyone that took the time to reply.
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L all guages VIN: 2C3ED56FXR
want to thank all that replied it was the cluster once i got a used one all is well and the cluster was only 200 miles off what luck thanks again and all stay safe
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L power locks VIN: 3C4FY4BB21
This vehicle is repaired, we received 5 replies, Alwin from michigan and donald from Indiana were both correct. We had to replace the module & have it reprogrammed with DRBIII. Also Sandy from british columbia said it is common for door switch to have problems...
2001 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL64UX1
Thank you all for the help and guidance. New computer from ECM Direct fixed the problem. Car is good to go Trouble codes: P0601 (Internall Controller Failure).
1989 Dodge D100 Custom 3.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B7FE06X6K
I'll have to close this for now , trans went bad on vehicle within a couple days of service and customer really hasn't been able to log any miles on vehicle to see if any of the ground repairs and clean ups I did had any affect !,he is now back on the road so ...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GH44R5R
Well the results are in, first thank you to all whom took the time to read this post and I hope that this will help others in the future. When I saw the cam and crank drop out on the scanner I replaced them, problem was still there. What I was focusing on was ...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L goes into limp in mode VIN: 1B3EJ56H8Y
We put in a used tcm and haven't heard back (used car lot vehicle).
1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11U0H
The fix: A stopped up catalytic converter! Go figure. Now we digress. We've had vehicles come to our shop with a clogged exhaust before, and the normal symptom is lack of power. In this case, however, the clogged converter was keeping the engine vacuum so low ... 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).
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N3N
thanks to all who spent the time to reply to this request. all replies were good. the actual fix for this vehicle was relatively simple after a good 3 days of laboring. the end of the coil was partially burnt,and the dist. rotor was partially burnt in the cent...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
hello all since the shake only occurs when ticking sound happens, we called the customer to let them know what we see and to get ok to pull rocker covers to see whats happening, they declined any more work because they already knew about the noise and shake, t... Trouble codes: P0304.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L noise VIN: 1FALP1134W
replaced breather with ford oem part, noise went away, found breather partially restricted, thanx for all tyhe help
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L thrust bearing VIN: IFTDX1729V
Thank you for all that replied. The thrust in the crank that was welded failed. Replaced the crank with a factory crank. new bearings and gaskets. There was no evidence of tourque converter balloning but we still installed a aftermarket trans cooler and a tran...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Thanks to all who replied. The MAF proved to be the fix. I did put the old pcm back in with the new MAF but the fuel trims did the same thing as before. I dont know if the MAF was bad before or not. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Overdrive VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
We finally got an ok to dig deeper into this problem. What we found first was when the valve body was cold one of the valves in it would stick until the aluminum got hot and expanded then it would function again. Also noticed when the pan was removed, was a fu...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F6Y
thanks to all who replied to my post. you guys gave me alot of good advise. i found that banks 1,3,5,7 were not contributing and decided to check the valve cover gasket harness a little deeper. found to be intermit. open. replaced cleared codes and truck runs ... Trouble codes: P1316 (idm ckt/idm codes detected).
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
thanks to who responded, i took my time, removed front cover, replaced timing chains, tensioners, guides, crane cam tech line was helpful, all went well, customer had hi flow injectors an larger throtle also installed, he then after we finished, brought vehicl...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
It turns out that the simplest answers are still usually the correct ones. It turned out that the brand new, out of the box, Left Bank Variable Cam Timing Phaser was broken. The rivets that hold the cam position sensor tone ring in place were broken. Unpluggin... Trouble codes: P0345.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTSX21575
sorry i have not fixed the truck. it has not came back. ive done everything i know of. when i see it im going to reset caster. thanks for all the help.
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5548W
Well, I received many responses stating to check the EGR ports for being plugged. This particular model does not have the port configuration that most of you are describing. This setup ports directly behind the throttle plate, not to the individual intake runn... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L wiper system VIN: 2HKRL1879Y
Thank you for everyones help!!! The problem ended up being a bad relay. $300 later and I have a wiper motor that now works.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCA31AX1
Thanks to the guys who responded. I removed the ECM and could smell the burnt circuit board. Removed the cover and could see the burn marks too. A good example to show the customer! ECM was $900+ from dealer so showing the burnt one set customer at ease. I rep... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control malfunction).
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S2CM58VOS
would like to start with thanking everyone who took the time to give their input on this.Rob and Ralph had the correct call . Their was a snap ring inside of the front hubs that had worked out of place .replaced the snap ring and all is good . thanks again Way...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Won't accelerate VIN: 4S2DM58W23
Sorry it took so long to get back. I wanted to make sure the problem was gone. Thanks to Marty from Michigan. All I had to do was hook the battery cables together for five minutes. When I restarted the vehicle it idled and accelerated just fine. The cust let m... Trouble codes: P1290.
2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJDA24C82
HI: Thanks to all who replied to my post. John hit the nail on the head, got the wiring diagram and verified o2 sensors position. Sure enough both front and rear o2 sensor connectors were switced sides. bank A to B and B to A. The only explanation i have is th... Trouble codes: P1316, P0301, P0302, P0300, P0304.
1990 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FJ38L0L
This 90 Jeep took me to school- 39 years of auto repair experience, and I felt like a rank beginner against this beast. Prior to posting, I had checked compression, exhaust backpressure, fuel pressure and volume, every single input and output of the PCM, scope...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L all shifts VIN: JM3LV5235N
There were some good suggestions, but none of them the problem with this van. The van is an exta vehicle and we use it for a shop loaner and shuttle van, therefore it is low on the list of priorities right now. (W're pretty busey right now)Once it's repaired (...
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