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1986 BMW 325 2.7L tach&speedo VIN: WBAAB5400G
tach & speedo stop working at times
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH83481
Attn BMW techs. I have this 740il that has no codes in a/c sys. all values seem to be ok. When the car is in a/c mode, there is full heat coming out of the pass side face vents & the drv side is ice cold. The vehicle has a rebuilt title so i do not know what d...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L hard start VIN: 1G4CW52K3Y
hey guys this is a weird one vehicle came to us a few months ago with the typical hole in the intake we replaced upper intake manifold and fuel pressure regulator test drove vehicle and everything was just fine vehicle came back a few days later and the custom...
1993 Cadillac Allante 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G6VS3391P
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Driver's Seat Heater VIN: 3GYFK66N83
Hi Gang! Got this piece of Cadillac here with a problem in the driver's seat heater. Turn the switch on, and in about 30 seconds, heater will kick off and will set code(B2425). Do have a TechII, and the module is seeing the proper inputs from the driver's door...
1978 Chevrolet El Camino 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1W80L8Z478
automatic transmission no 2-3 engagment, and slips in reverse. i have been restoring a el camino and have gotten to the leaks. i pulled the transmission for a complete re-seal. replaced all the seals and bushings in the pump plus the sealing rings. the transmi...
1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L backfires VIN: 1GNDM15ZXM
this vehicle will backfire through throttle body on light accel under load while hot. cat isnt restricted. fuel pressure ok secondary ignition is good. any help is appreciated.
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L all shifts
Hey guys i got a Express van that cust states the trans has been rebuilt about 40,000 miles ago. if drive it short distances, no problem withe trans. Drie it about 20 miles and it will not even pull off. Sound like gears grinding and severe slipping. Let it si...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L noise tensionor or belt VIN: 1GNECI3R5W
I appreciate any idea I can get on this 1998 Tahoe. There are no oil leaks on the belt,all the pullies are free to turn and seem to be stright and in alignment with each other. The tensionor makes a tic tic noise ,by simply changing the belt the noise goes awa...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1249W
This was towed in late Saturday as a no start. Sat inside all weekend and was a no start first thing this morning. I had no spark and was unable to hear fuel pump, maybe just too much noise in shop. I was in proccess of hooking up my fuel pressure gauge and he... Trouble codes: B1011 (VTD short this ignition cycle), B1012 (VTD bad R-Code this ignition cycle), B1013 (VTD bad timing this ignition cycle), B1021 (Loss of PCM serial data), B1022 (Loss of SIR serial data), B1023 (Loss of ABS serial data)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L door locks VIN: 1GCEK19T7X
customer has a 99 silverado that he is trying to sell. the doors uesd to lock at 15mph and unlock when the key was removed. now after replacing the battery this no longer happens. also the rke was inop. the fob had a dead battery so i tried replacing the batte...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L no compressor operation VIN: 1GCJK33173
Vehicle came in with complaint of intermittent a/c operation, we found no compressor operation at all. Problem is I cannot get scan data from the hvac module, I can get trouble codes, had no codes stored but will set codes if ambient temperature sensor is disc...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L CD player VIN: 1GCHK29G54
Thanks in advance for the help folks. We replaced the instrument cluster and then had the dealer re-program the unit. After this procedure, the customer tells us the 6-disc changer no longer works. We did not have any of the sound system out for any service. ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Limp mode VIN: 1B3HB56F2S
I am having fun with this one, hopefully someone can help me save some time here. I have a 95 interpid that will not shift and is in Limp mode. I have a code 15 Eatx relay always off. I have read about the typical wiring problems and have gone over the basics ...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Surge, lack of power VIN: 1B4GP25BX1
I am sorry I don't have any real good info on this on but I have done a test drive with the customer and the only symptom that showed up was a surge at idle that seemed to be amplified by the ac being on. All the fuel trims stayed normal and I didn't see anyth...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
This truck came in with milky/overfull oil. Did some preliminary checks but found no problems with head gasket(compression leaks). Did a pressure check to see if i could hear anything on inside of engine leaking. Found the radiator head seaping a little but no...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP54L82
Greetings to all. I am looking for Mode $06 definitions for Chrysler vehicles. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Frank [...], CMAT, L1 Frank's Tire & Service Center, Inc. Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP system large leak detected)
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...
1924 Ford model t pick 4.0L electric
hello fellow techs, we have here a piece of american art and hostory that the owner pulled out of a barn after sitting for 30 years. cleaned the points, added fuel jump started and it ran and idled perfect. the problem is we need tech support for a wiring diag...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FALP73W3S
motor has a tapping noise in what sounds like the right side of the motor pulled off valve covers and timing over do not see any problems with the valve train or the timing chains or guides. Was wondering if i could be missing something not visual to the eye o...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTZX18W2W
This truck will run perfectly for 3 to 4 days and then start to miss check engine light comes on some times code for #4 cyl misfire removed all plugs and found rear plugs on drivers side were never changed thought thatwas the problem installed 2 new plugs wire...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1130X
this car cranks and does not start. i have checked fuel presure, comression, spark and double checked cam timing. if you remove the fuel pump fuse and thottle at wide open thottle it will try to start but has never started. every time i pull the plugs they are...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X2X
Thanks in advance for your help. I have this 99 Mustang with no start. When in crank position, the theft light comes on momentarily then goes off, I get two flashes on my noid light for my injectors then nothing. CMP and CKP signals to tne PCM are good and lin...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Surge, CHUGGLE VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
hi everyone, this my first post so here goes.customer came in last week with no heat.coolant was low and temp guage was fluctuating.added almost 1 gallon of coolant which stabilized the heat ang the guage.i performed a pressure test which showed nothing(no pre...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU0416K
RPM Always at 1250 at idle.Disconnected IAC rpm stayed same.Istalled new IAC RPM still the same.Cleared codes and then disconnected battery.Started engine idle still comes down to about 1200.Desired is 700 to 800.I smoke tested intake plenume and did not get a... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle air control circuit fault), P1506 (idle air control overspeed error)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR1OU72
Vehicle came back with near same symptoms after 3500 miles. Convertor has aluminum looking sparkles this time at the inlet to the 1st convertor on the left, driver's side. I feel as though I may have a programming issue but can't find info confirming this. Veh... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 1152 (rich), 304 (misfire), 305 (misfire), 306 (misfire), 316 (misfire)
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F93
Truck was towed in a couple weeks ago for a no start. Hooked up scan tool and found no injection control pressure (ICP) and replaced the IPR still no start. Checked the high pressure oi pump resevoir and found empty. Filled the resevoir and changed oil, becaus...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L power seats, window mirrors,radio VIN: 1FTPW14554
I am sure that I have a water intrusion problem with this truck but have not seen the problem on this body style, the fuse block is on the right a pillar not above the drivers feet. The seats, mirrors, power pedals stopped working last week and the only thing ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSF2OP35
Hi all, I have this vehicle that i need some help with. What i need is a trouble tree for the above listed code. My mitchell is up to version 5.8 which does not cover the 6.0 diesel, only gasoline. I replaced two injectors but a few days later the customer sai... Trouble codes: P2617 (Crankshaft Position Out Fault)
1995 GMC white/volvo 10.6L fan VIN: 4V1WDBDF2S
okay guys and gals, time for some "experienced advice". this truck cooled quite well for the last 8 months but now is back with a high side hose blown off and the drier plug melted out...I have to assume the fan clutch failed to engage and/or hi pressure switc...
2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39R41
hey fellow tecs i need help. this gmc savana 5.7 is giving me gray hair anyways i have a misfire on #5 and #7 changed plugs cap and rotor, first a standard motor cap then (ac delco) installed reman distribtor, scope patern was as good as it gets, replaced 5 & ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L abs VIN: 1GKEK13Z22
Hi guys,I would like to thank you for your help and interest in my problem.This truck goes into ABS mode at about 8mph,I checked the ealier posts for pad and rotor problems,I put you pads and rotors on all four corners.Also I did check for the rust build up un...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L All upshifts VIN: 1HGC5649WA
Installed used 60K transaxle from salvage yard. One of the better yards in the area that have done business with for 10 years or more. The A/B pressure solenoid was damaged and transfered from old transaxle. Filled with Honda fluid and test drove. Noticed a RP...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power doors VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello: I have this Honda which will not open the left power sliding door. I have checked out the fuel door lockout and it works ok, relay latches and works. I cannot open the door with power OR manually. It will not open with either outer or inner handle. Lock...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
We have been dealing with this code for a while, they are code p0172 and p0175, both banks rich. We had replaced fuel rail due to contamination and fuel pressure high, so we repaired with new rail and regulator, now pressure is 45, which is ok. We had replaced... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF22G0V
While cranking vehicle loses injector pulse & coil pulse on cyl 4 only
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W7X
Intermittently, on normal to light acceleration, at 50 mph and over, looses power.Slowly and smoothly loses power,No jump,no clatter, nothing.When speed reduces to 30 mph and trans downshifts, it self fixes.It may go 50 miles before repeat.No codes.cycle od sw...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start
This truck got towed in as a no start. We tested all components in the Alldata tests, and it came down to the ECM to be at fault. We had the ECM rebuilt, installed it and still no start, but now the computer has a code to replace the canister purge valve. We a...
1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Stall VIN: JM2UF3148P
Cranks and runs great up to 1800 rpm, any thing above that and it die's. If you let off the throttle in time, it will go back to running fine up to 1800. I power tested coil, and vantage tested air flow meter. Any suggestions, I just don't want to spend the we...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Vehicle stalls out at above 1/2 throttle with excessive missfires. Fuel pressure is good. Spark plugs are new. All coils operational. Vehicle idles good. Tested new maf sensor, no change. Checked voltage out puts from throttle actuator to ecm. Found from pin 7... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBFA68F1X
The vehicle came in with no gauges working, no lights on the instrument cluster, poor brake ability i.e has travel, ABS light on & Park brake light on. But, the car itself drives fine. The customer said that the battery was flat when he went to start the car, ...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L howling noise VIN: 1MEPM6249P
Guys I have a weird noise comimg from upper intake. If you remove air cleaner cover I have a very loud howling noise. I can't seem to find any vacuum leaks. The noise goes away if you take it off idle and returns as soon as it idles again. Any suggestions?
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S1N
this car came in with a stumble occuring on accereration, however he vehicle was notably too loud to do much with as the flexible peice in the exhaust was gone, I advised the owner to have the exhaust repaired so we could hear what was going on and bring it ba...
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L PCM wiring ? VIN: 3NICB51D22
Customer with a "service eng soon" light on brought car to the Nissan dealer,after their diagnosis she was told that they, the dealer, plugged in a new PCM, which did not resolve the problem, they then told her that it was a wiring problem that could cost upwa...
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CX25LXR
Hello all, Thanks for reading my request and any help you can give. This car was just purchased by the customer about 4 weeks ago so the only repairs he knows about are mine. It came in with a TPS code P0123 and I replaced the Tps 3 weeks ago. The TPS screws ... Trouble codes: P0123 (TP Sensor Circuit High)
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB5247S
Vehcile has had a recuring egr code. 32 customer complained of surge, and miss that we could not duplicate. After multiple tests, egr valve, and sol where replaced. Egr flow was tested, no aparent blockage. On third attempt found that when scanner was attach... Trouble codes: 32 (egr)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Alternator VIN: 1G2WP52K2V
Hi everyone and thatnks in advance for the help. I have an odd charging system problem here. Car came in with a bad alternator (not charging) battery was discharged (new). Recharged and tested battery. (tested good) replaced alternator with rebuilt delco unit....
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L Convertible top VIN: WPOCA2962N
need help with electrical problem on this 968 cabriolet. car came in with no power to convert top. All fuses in main panel ok. Checked for power at motor and found none. My all data says something about a module and gives no location. Also found no power to sw...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BG6850T
Please bear with me on this one guys. I've got this Subaru that first came in with an overheat condition, long story short, we opted to replace the engine rather than go for head gaskets after much time reviewing iatn fixes. I got an engine, and after installa...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BH67524
Vehicle came in a couple months ago with complaint of speedometer not reading above 50 mph. We checked speedo sensor operation, ok. Have seen a lot of speedometer failures so we ordered a speedometer. Installed new speedometer & no change. Cannot find much dia...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Back up Lights VIN: JT2SK12EXP
Hey Guys, Having a problem would appreciate your assistance on this one. Back up lights are inop. Replace nuetral saftey switch. Indicator lights on dash were inop for reverse & others now the trans select lights come on after replacing switch including revers...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Help this vehicle has been passed from shop to shop and now it's My turn! All the above parts were installed by other shops using Toyota parts. This car will start and run good, when idling with the engine hot it will intermittently shut off. Sometimes it will...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD2IA82
per customer, problem happened all at once.started hard cold and check engine light came day did not start unless throttle depressed Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Volkswagen Golf 1.9L MIL on randomly
Car came in for Check Engine Light on , it was off but had a code 18996 stored in memory (I'm using the red brick with euro package) It called the code "unknown" . The folks had the car at the dealer a month ago when the light first appeared and they said tat ...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1KS9612S
Attn: volvo guru's ;;;customer brought in car after changing injector rail himself due to gas leak. car has a surge at idle after going into closed loop. I have replaced intake manifold gasket due to leak at #1 ; there is no carbon on the intake valves; the ti...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548V
Got a code 410. pulsed air system. Dont know why my mitchel cd does not list that code # but has the air injection codes under 445-448. Anyrate,I can hotwire the pump and it works and I see the air coming out of the hose going to the check valve. I replaced th...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UUA564XX
Tnk's to all you guys that reply my request, I change the main rely and so far no come back, I hope this is all. Luis
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L smokes VIN: WBADB2401F
Thanks to those who replied. The problem was the pump timing. Our info was schechy at best. Alexander from new hampshire help with explaining that the locking pin position for the pump was in the 8:00 area. we had it pin at 6:00. It makes a big difference. The...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADW6333X
well techs,all of you were right on.some said abs brake module,some said ignition switch.the module fixed everything but the radio & brake lights.after coding the module the radio would work intermitantly when cycling the key.replaced switch,all is good.looks ...
1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L left front turn signal VIN: 2G4WY52M8W
Hi all, Thanks for the fast response. it indeed looks like a bad miltifunction switch with a voltage drop through the left frt t/s circuit. I guess we missed the voltage drop initially since we had a signal with the module disconnected. Oh well sometimes we vi...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: IG6CD53B9P
I finally had to admit defeat & get on to the parking lot full of decent work. The customer had finally decided to take the car to the dealer. I tried & tried to find ANY outside source for the extra fuel, i.e. blown fuel regulator, leaking canister purge, t... Trouble codes: P091.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L steering VIN: 1GH6R534W3
well after replacement of the pump and steering box the problem when away now was it the box or the pump at this point i am just happy that the plow truck is back on the road
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
Well thank you everyone for the reply's Unfortunetly this is my 1st 1 that i couldn't fix.I tried every idea and it still did the same thing.I'm thinking it might be in the valve train but the customer won't pay if i don't fix it. Trouble codes: P0151, P0300.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
thanks for the help, a new fork in the transfer case fixed the problem.
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E2Y
our problem ended up being crakn pully not pressed in all the way and causing ring not to line up with crank sensor.replies ranged from crank pully not pressed in all the way to crank relearn to air gap between ringtone and crank sensor.every one of the repyli... Trouble codes: P0336 (testing and results).
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Instrument cluster VIN: 3GNFK16T7Y
Well guys this one is fixed! I did send in the cluster and I got it back today. They told me it would be a week to ten days but it only took just a few days. To answer Lee's question I did put a good battery in it before I sent in the cluster and that did not ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L exhaust manifold VIN: 1GNET16S74
Yes, the shortcuts used on th colorado 3.5l also work on the 4.2l. We also had to change the cam actuator because of a p0016 code. We found that the 2004 and 2003 models are having problems with the actuator, a design change tooks place in 2005. Thanks to ever...
1997 Daewoo NUBIRA 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KLAJA35ZEW
Thanks for all replies but most things had been tried or checked already, what has fixed it though is a new battery. Anyone ever heard of a battery with an intermittant short? and will still pass every kind of test you can throw at it??
1994 Dodge Shadow ES 2.5L shifter VIN: 1B3AP68K9R
thanks for the help. the transmission has internal trouble. have not had a chance to pull it out yet.
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L hot soak, no start VIN: 2B3HD56J6W
Well guys this baby is fixed. Let me start by saying I got a call back from the customer. She stated that the issue started about a month or so ago and gradually got worse (with several tanks of fuel from multiple stores). This kinda threw out my fuel theory. ...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EJY6XXX
all replies were helpful but my friend hasn't tried to fix the vehicle yet if there is any future info i will try to post it than. thank you
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L pedal drift VIN: 1D7HU16Z02
Thanks for the help on this one. I recommended the customer replace the RWAL unit under the hood, However the customer declined repairs at this time. We removed the new mastere clinder and reinstalled his old unit. Thanks Jim
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11TOK
thanks to all that replied all help was good.customer took car to dealer waiting tosee what they did thanks again.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Wipers VIN: 2FTEX08L1V
Hi guys, I fixed this on the same day of the post. Sorry for getting back a little late. My initial diagnosis was correct, the problem was a bad park switch in the wiper motor. The part that I got was a rebuilt aftermarket motor (defective). Replaced with anot...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
The fix on this truck was a new PCM and reproggram at the local dealer. I had alot of great tips and thank everyone for their time in responding. Henry said poss leaking inj. Donny brought up the leaking pcv hose and that had collasped but was not the whole ... Trouble codes: P0353 (ign coil c primary/secondary circuit fault).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L bell housing VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Well the fix was a bad front pump shaft bushing. Also did a presure test and found 1st gearlow pressure. replace trans. thanks to all who responed. you know who you are. your the greatest bunch for techincans. George
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
hey guys thanks for all the replies. all your help was greatly appreciated we finally tracked this problem to a poor soder connection in the big engine harness connector above the driver side valve cover its trucks like this that makes me want to go fishing Trouble codes: P0470 (exhaust backpressure circuit), P0541 (intake heater circuit malfunction).
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P42
thanks everyone, this was really strange! the problem was low coolant. no temp gauge indications, no warning lights, no codes set, no problems with heat but when we started to take the head off to ck cam bearings (part of head) we noticed little coolant in hea...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L transmisson always engaged VIN: 1FMYUU2B13
All went back together very nicely. Easiest 'stabbed' tranny I have had actually. As mentioned before, it was the pilot bearing that the needle bearings had transformed themselves into little grippers that wouldn't let go of the tranny shaft. In my eagerness t...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
Due to customer $$$ & scince the customer bought the vehicle only 6 months ago from a local dealer - they have decided to go back to dealer for problem. Tried to monitor fuel & ign. but as I stated would shut down without warning and restart as if no problem t...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Front Wheel Bearings VIN: 1GKDT13W8Y
Thanks to everybody who answered my post. There were a lot of opinions on which bearing worked the best. We do have a SKF bearing on right now. If this problem persists,(which will probably happen) we will try first OEM, then Timken, then Bower/BCA. Also there...
1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCA5629H
Thanks to everyone who replied to my problem. Thank to an IATN member who sold me a base plate and gasket. I replaced the base plate and needle and seat with the top gasket as well. Still is not the best running vehicle and leaks some pretty good oil but the d...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2HKRL18552
Thank you everybody for the information recieved. At this time with the information that I recieved, most of you recommended replacing the transmission. I talked to my customer and this is definitly my next step, however the problem has since went away and is ...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L power steering assist VIN: JNKBY31D3V
Thanks to all that have responded. We did in fact bleed this thing out at higher rpms and all seems well now. Thanks to all that responded. This network is a great help...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2200652
Hi everyone, Thanks to all that replied to my help request, everybody was right, the crank sensor was faulty (its easy to get to,its located on the bell housing behind the left cyl. head), I removed the old unit and tested it agaist a new one, and found abou... Trouble codes: P2034.
1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L altenator VIN: 1MECM504XL
i would like to thank everyone who took time out to reply on my sable charging problem we have this car fixed now. the problem was our fine aftermarket voltage reg. was the root of our problem something internal to the reg.was causing it to demand full charge ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L slippage in 1st /rough downshift into 1st VIN: 1MEFM6538W
Hi This car is now fixed and gone. The problem was the solenoid pack on the valve body. I ran into a little problem with this specific car because of the production date. The CD4E transaxles built after the first week of January '98 required a PCM reflash up...
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV1113W
sorry for the delay in closing this request. The customer wanted to drive the vehicle for a qhile to see if she could live with the problem. She brought it back today and i had the distributor waiting. Gerry and Richard hit it on the head. There were dead spid... Trouble codes: P0325.
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MW51R02
I did NOT fix this problem. I received 6 replies to my post. I did check cam and crank timing. All okay. Tested for vacuum leaks at injector and intake. None found. Testd EGR. EGR runner is on cylinder #6 runner. It is closed. I did NOT remove crank trigger wh... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X41
thanks for all the help. i replaced both rear o2 sensors for code p0138. this also helped the p0420 code as well, because the 02 signal was cleaner. all monitors complete and vehicle is gone. Trouble codes: P0420, P0158.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF8DP07X51
thanks to evryone i installed a new MAF from nissan and reprogramed car drove over 200 mil and no mil or problem thak you Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0140.
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle VIN: JN1CA31041
The ecu was bad pulled it and took cover off and saw the burnt piece.Thank you to all beacause all of you were correct.The dealer replaced the ecu under warranty and car idles like it should. Trouble codes: P0505, P0136.
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L master cyl VIN: 1GHDX03E13
Thanks for the help guys. In most of the replies I was told about GM's way of bleedding these brakes using the rr, lf, lr and rf method. I re-bled the brakes and have not seen the customer again. The brakes felt the same to me but if the customer is satisfied ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
this car is fixed. i run a resistance check on the knock sensor wire from pcm to sensor and found that the wire was open at the backend of connector.this is the connector at the power steering had got on the axel and rubbed it into.thanks to everyonean... Trouble codes: P0332.
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L Clutch VIN: 1G8ZR127XY
Well, this one taught me something, and also humbled me a bit. Many techs had the excellent idea of a shifting crankshaft- but it only had .004' end play. Others suggested lengthening the slave application rod (but I had already done that and had made no diffe...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L 1st, reverse shift VIN: JT3RN37WXL
Ok, thank you everyone who replied, I received a multitude of different theories on this problem. One thing that a lot of you said to check was for flexing or cracks in the clutch pedal brackets. An excellent tip, however mine was solid. Also, There was a sugg...
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