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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: WAUGD28D9X
1999 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 liter engine. this car has been tried to be fix a few time. Will not start unless it is done at the starter motor or jumped with the key in the on postition . When it is running its misfiring and a running ruff engine cheak light is on a...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L wipers VIN: WAULC68E73
Hey every one,I have an audi here that the wipers are not parking correctly,they stop pointing straight up.I cant find any info on how to adjust the motor or if its even possible to do.My vag wont communicate with the wiper module,and i dont have much experien...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L trans VIN: B45EW3E5BG
Will someone please send me a breakdown of the 4L30 trans.My alldata is down and I haven't built one of these since about 1995 my memory aint that good anymore.. thanks
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y03
Hey guys; This one is killing me. 90% of the time this has a dead miss #6 cylinder. Pulled the spark plug and was fuel fouled. Installed new plug and still missing. Performed injector balance test (OK); Scoped with low amps probe #6 injector (good - even show... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0385 (CKP Sensor B)
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L idler pulley VIN: 1G6KD54Y0V
Vehicle returned with same condition. Idler pulley bolt broken with no visible cause. A/C compressor and alternator both turn freely. Found alldata bulletin concerning pulley alignments which mentioned idler pulley bolt and torque but not much else. Anybody se...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KY5492X
putting left side cylinder head back on after fixing blown head gasket.did the time-sert thing. was ok till i went to mitchell on demand to set timing chain marks. very poor picture and not enough info. has anyone done this before and pos may have another info...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L alternator VIN: 1G6KD54Y4Y
we replaced alt,now it is only charging at 11.9 volts @ 30 to 42 amps at idle. if you load sys it charges at 11.9 volts 60amps,if you charge the battery volts to 12.2 the alt output is 0 amps and the battery light is on until you create enough load to drop bat...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEK19K5M
This truck came in for a high idle. I found the throttle body gasket bad and replaced it. The idle lowerd but still at 1000 RPM. I checked the TPS it's at .60 volts. The IAC is th 35 at idle. I checked for vacum leakes none found. If anyone has any Ideas I wou...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Power VIN: 1GCHK34R1W
This truck just came from the engine rebuilder, he can't get it squared away, many things have gotten us to this point, but for now the lack of power is the latest problem. Very, very low power, I can't find a vacuum port to take a reading, but it idles fairly...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L ignition switch VIN: 1G1NE52M4X
Hi all this vehicle was towed in today for a key that would not turn, tryed all i could to get to turn but could not. After following the process i have seen on here was able to drill out the lock cylinder with no damage to housing besides the small hole i dr...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1GTEK19T2X
hello group, first i would like to clarify that this truck is not equipped with a 5.7l but has a 5.3l engine! this option was not offered!? customer stated that the 4wd was inoperative in 4wd hi and 4wd lo only. he stated that 4wd auto was working well. upon...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC6625R82
Thanks in advance. This van came in with a customer complaint of intermittant check enging light with hesitation/misfire. Scanned codes and no current codes but p0300 and p1381 present in history codes. Attempting to diagnose but mitchell information limited. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire code), P1381 (misfire code com. error between pcm and ebcm)
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52F63
This vehicle has an intermittant no start, once in forty or fifty starts. When no start occurs theft light stays on, shift interlock will not release and computer will not communicate. There were two u codes related to open and short in communication bus (u130... Trouble codes: U1301, U1302, U1064, P1626, P1631, P1630
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF52E95
breaks down under heavy accel, over 3000 rpm. has new coil , injector, wire, plug and new valve springs on no. 4 cyl. new computer, new cat. convertor. also removed exaust pipe from muffler back Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Steering Rack VIN: 2C3HC56G6X
This '99 Chrysler LHS came in with the complaint of "every now and than when I back out of or pull into a parking space or pull out from a light, the steering wheel will pulse rythmically for about 3 sec". We tried to duplicate the condition, due to it's odd d...
2000 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No Start, no crank VIN: 2C4FJ25B3Y
Hello, this one got me. No crank, key on engine off no check engine light in dash, no communication to scanner(snap on). No fuel pump prime. Also no headlight highbeams, no power to highbeam fuses in fuse/relay center. No power to starter sol. during crank. Go...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L abs VIN: 1B7FL26X6N
ABS and Brake light on. Code 9 for the abs sensor in the rear diff. Sensor tests good at this time.The wiring connector is broken off. The dealer tells me they can not look up the connector-truck to old...Does anyone have a part number for the wiring connector...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L park lights, wipers, headlamps,courtsey lamps VIN: 2B4GP2437V
This Dodge has an intermittent problem with the BCM. It will turn on the wipers and headlights and parking lights whenever it wants{even with key out of ignition}. It also would leave parking lamps on while off. I found the parking lamp relay being turned on b...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X7W
help... Vehicle towed in c/s died while driving. Ck spark ok ck fuel pressure ok.ck injector pulse ok. scan no codes, limited data on scanner. Checked timing belt alignment 3 times all ok lined up. Problem is when cranking it will try to catch and crank hard l...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L long Crank Time VIN: 3B7KF2265W
We have an intermittent long crank/start time. Mostly on a hot start: Try to start and if engine does not start then turn ignition off and retry,then it starts every time. Or when you crank engine and it does not start keep cranking, and watch 'wait to start'l...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Radio VIN: 1B3ES46C52
Hi every one, We have an 01 Neon who's radio will lock up (unable to change stations) while driving. Sometimes right from start up it will be dead. Then later on it will work again.The owner says, although I haven't seen it my self that the battery goes dead f...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7LU38C14
Hi looking for advice on dodge truck. I have a bad fuel lift pump thats on side of water separater. The new pump is conversion that goes in tank,any pointers or suggestions from anybody that has done it,and do I have to get the dodge famous computer reflash.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L air bag VIN: 2D4GP24R55
Good Morning and welcome to the next headache. I have this Grand Caravan that the air bag light comes on when it feels light it! The light will pop on and stay on for hours then go off ,not to come on again for days. Tried to pull codes (with three different s...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L First Gear VIN: 2FDKF37H3R
Hello all thanks in advance for your help.I am the third guy in the shop to get this truck. Truck was in two weeks ago for State Inspection tech that drove it then said it felt bound up like parking brake was stuck on. Truck was towed in three days ago had to ...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTJW35H95
Customer has replaced map sensor, iac valve, we replaced tps sensor and dist assembly. Tried new ignition module and a tester computer with same results. Replaced spark plugs and cap and rotor. Has new fuel filter
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5141S
95 Windstar/start stall at part to full throttle,but wont rev...acts like plugged exhaust(removed exhaust at manifolds no change).have checked all i can think of. code P1116,changed ECT sensor checked wiring code still returns (KOEO).timing @10 deg base,checke... Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT out of range)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FALP653XW
hi, i have a 1998 ford contour in our shop and our problem is when u go to start vehicle in the morning it is hard to start, cranks ok wants to start but the plugs get gas fouled, had an engine code p1381 for vct overadvance, took car apart found that the vct ... Trouble codes: P1381 (variable cam timing overadvance)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W6W
cold start will not stall,...when warm put into gear and stalls everytime,...no codes,..vacuum good,..exhaust back pressure ok,...fuel in spec,.with WDS hooked up all pids appear in spec...did the mass air flow cleaning,..no change,..swap processor from known ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
this ford has a miss on #3 cyl. has 150 psi compression spark is good, fuel signal & pressure drop also visual on spray. a slight popping can be heard from air intake int. dissabling fuel has no effect. top engine cleaner has also been tried. i have read of va...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Ford Techs. This is my mother in-laws truck! It just started acting up with no warning. It will surge twice in between the 1-2 upshift. The fluid looks and smells normal. The check engine light came on and set P1762. I suspect a torn valve body gasket. What el...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L emergency brake VIN: 1FDAF57F81
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Right front door VIN: 1FMYU02181
Right front door will not open. Found TSB #02-9-3, publication date 2002-05-13, for doors not opening. Both Ford dealers near here claim to have not experienced problem. TSB details removing airbags, seat, pillar molding, etc... and using special tools to plug...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FM2U73W73
Vehicle is 4wd and brought in for a misfire under load. Turns out it's more like a ring and pinion or chain jumping teeth as to a description of the symptom. I'm not a trans tech, and it feels like something in the transmission or transfer case skipping teeth....
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U64
this car is a can car iam having trouble communicating with pcm we have a can scan tool. in the other high speed can modules there is mutiple u codes for network bus faults followed alldata diag just ran me in a circle codes are u1901 u0020 u0002 u0073 has any... Trouble codes: U1901, U0020, U0002, U0073
2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L message center VIN: 1FMCU94196
I can not seem to find any info in alldata or the owners manual for a message "service emmissions system" on the message center located in the cluster.Is this just a maintance reminder messsage or is there a dected issue ie. loose fuel cap? I can not find any ...
1997 GMC Savana 2500 SLE 6.5L Hesitation VIN: 1GKGG25F2V
This van will surge and hesitate when fuel gauge drops below 3/4. Fuel gauge will then bounce all over the place.I can see nothing in the wiring diagrams of the fuel sending unit tha would cause this problem. There is one tbs on the injector pump . Has anyone ...
1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L spark plug VIN: 1GTCS1946X
Hey guys! As you can see in the related repair history, we have a problem with the #3 spark plug. When the truck is running on a good plug it runs great. There has been a problem that we have not been able to locate for over two years now that causes the truc...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, idle surge VIN: 1HGEM21931
Hi to all This is a clean well maintained car. The problem is it starts to idle up and down from 600 to 1500 rpm. If you turn the car off and start it up the idle valve seems to bring the idle up and let it back down normally. If you touch the throttle it wil... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction)
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L leak VIN: 1HGCM56333
This Accord has an oil leak coming from the front crank seal. AllData is no help as far as R&R. 8/10th hour to R&R balancer and 4.0 to R&R crank seal. Does the seal come in from the back side of the timing cover? Anything to watch out for?? This vehicle has a ...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC73EX5
customer states she suddenly is getting poor mileage about ten mpg's . she believes she was around 20mpg before. fuel trim numbers show what we consider minor corrections of long term trim numbers of -2 to -3 percent . monitored o2's ,checked coolant temp, che...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JACDJ58X22
Oil light comes on at hot idle, is full, gets very noisey and rattles when at opp. temp. I have heard of oil sludging problems but not much in archivess. Several have replaced engines with low milage wonder if is same problem and is factory helping?
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine wont shut off VIN: SAJDA01N92
replaced fuse for r/r directional light, when working on car batt died so charged and started,now car starts but will not shut off... I have key out off car and in my hand and car is still running,,,??? has anyone come across this before ???
1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: IJCMT7845J
Ok guys here's the problem. After a hot shut off the jeep want start back. THere's no injector pulse or spark. What controls those on jeeps. I'm not really fimiliar with the jeep system.
1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78L4K
Vehicle does not start at this time. Vehicle does have spark. Vehicle does have injector pulse. There is minimal voltage to the fuel pump (not 12 volts)-- fuel pump does not function unless we manually supply 12 volts. Found broken ballast resistor and replace...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P8V
This jeep came in with a blown head gasket as per customer statement. Upon inspection I noticed the water pump had failed so I removed the belt and attempted to start the eng.. Eng. failed to start, it has no spark, no fuel, no pulse, and no communication betw...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4GZ58S1V
Happens now and then.Upon acceleration falls on its face like a fuel problem.No codes,great fuel pressure{new pump}new O2 sensors.Let off the pedal and slowly apply again its ok.Also when it does this if you mat the pedal to the floor it will pop and then go. ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Seat VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
Vehicle came to my shop with a heater core leak and plenum door breakage. Installed heater core and opened the box to the plenum door and wrong part was in the box. We then loosly installed the dash just to get the vehicle out of the shop did not hook all of t...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L bearing VIN: 1J4GW58S41
Hi everyone and thank you in advance for any help. We have a Grand Cherokee with a very pronounced squeel/whine from the right front wheel area. It starts at about 15 mph and doesn't change when the brakes are applied we can run it on the lift and it is loud....
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA7239W
Customer brought this Sportage in concerned about running rough when at stop light. I have driven this and have duplicated a few times. When coming to a stop and in gear engine will start to run rough and almost stall then idle fine. Doesn't feel like an engin...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering rack VIN: JT8UF11E4M
after replacing the power steering rack, the vehicle was steering normally until driven for approximately 3 miles then it lost power steering assist. i replaced the rack a second time with the same result. the assist does come back after sitting for a while bu...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hi everyone. This one is driving me crazy! This is my friends car and he first complained about it stalling while driving and hard to restart. He changed the fuel filter of course same problem. He let me have the car to check out. No codes in the computer but ... Trouble codes: U1242, C1805
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Unknown VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
This trans was rebuilt a couple of months ago, the owner conplained that sometimes it would feel like it goes into neutral while driving, we could not make it do it till today. When you are going up a steep hill and start to accelerate a little it will downshi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L abs VIN: WDBGA51E8N
This Benz has the following lights on: ABS, ASR, and the red light in the switch on the console that has the tire with chains on it. We scanned the abs module with our CarSoft and got the following codes that we cannot find any definition for: F70, F144, and F...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA43E6S
Runs a while then dies. Check fuel pressure with guage and it is good. Try to start after dies and will popp back or backfire, and not start. Let set and will start but only run for a little while. I doo not have diagnostic tools to check codes and or computer...
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)
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV1115V
We did a full tune-up on the vehicle and it came back in with a rough idle. We replaced the distributor cap again and that did not help. Cylinder #2 spark plug was black so we replaced that fuel injector. Problem worse. We then switched plug wires from cylinde...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33493
ses light is on and will not go Trouble codes: P0638
1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L valve traine and engine vacuum VIN: JA7TGFJ64Y
the trunk was not driven for a long time due to engine timing problem. i fix the timing and got the truck to run but i have two problem. one is that the engine makes very loud tapping or clunking noise from the valve train all the time. it gets louder at highe...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA7FJ43SOK
thanks for any help you all can give and old man here. this truck will not run but will always start right up. it has a rolling idle that is always poor. if you open the throttle it tryes to die but will aways just surges from 300 to 2000 rpm. i have switched ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L fuel level sensor VIN: JN1CBJ1D81
this one seems to me a pcm reprogramming issue, vehicle has code #p0464 fuel level sensor circuit open. checked fuses ok, fuel guage on dash works fine checked for voltage at pcm pin # 83 has @1.89v and I have a good ground at pcm pin # 90. with scanner (geny)...

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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L lifters VIN: JH4KA7662N
The answer to the lifter noise was narrowed down to, the machine shop collapsed the lifters during assembly. Several lifters would not pump up, after many test drive attempts, pulled the valve covers, plenty of oil was present. Replaced all 24 lifters, bench b...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7X
scoped the cam sensor and no activity was found.check for power & ground circiuts all is good.changed cam sensor and rescoped.and now is switching.problem was the cam sensor.thankyou for all your help with this. Trouble codes: P1338 (camshaft position bank 1 open .or sorted circuit b).
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L SRS Light VIN: WBANA53554
Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll go ahead and close this now because the car was sold, I hear the light is back on but not sure if I'll see it again. Would have been nice to see if the fault only occured with passengers. Mr [...] thank you for the informat...
1984 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L charging VIN: 1G6AL5786E
thanks to all that replied as most of you pointed out there is another belt that runs the water pump/airpump/crank than the alt belt just goes from the alt/water pump as it turns out the air pump belt was glazed over and slipped when it got hot but never sqeal...
1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L backfires VIN: 1GNDM15ZXM
Thanks guys, a lot of you were on the right track. It was an over sight on our part. We replaced ignition wires on this vehicle a few months ago, so we overlooked the obvious and assumed it could not be ignition wires. After pulling our hair out for a while we...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W85
Richard, Gilbert, Michael [...] all sent me in the correct direction with this one. I know I had limited info to help you assist me but I knew (as common as these units are) that someone had seen this exact condition with similar sympto...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF524XV
I pulled all injectors from engine and replaced them with new dealer injectors,idle cleared up and random missfire cleared.I found resistance values to be different between different manufactures,enough to cause pcm to missfire certain injectors at certain tem... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304.
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22G3W
Well, the misfires have gone away. After closely examining the ECT wiring and testing both it and the sensor; both were ok. Many of you pointed me it that generally direction. Also, I took many of your advice and cleaned the MAF, that did help. The fuel filter... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L rear door VIN: 1GNDU06E8X
Morning fellow techs, this van is fixed. I got 2 responses both stating that I have to get into the inner door and jockey the latch open. Well I had a friend help me hold the inner panel of the door open as we both wrestled with the latch and finally got the d...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L hard start hot soak VIN: 2G1FP22K5X
thanx to all that replied...sorry that i took so long to post a fix just wanted to make sure it was fixed...I got 15 replies and ten were correct when they said fuel pressure regulator not that the other 5 werent good leads,pulled the vacuum hose from regulato...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L battery VIN: 1GCCS1442Y
thanks guys for all the help. battery was sulfated, on a high amp charge, voltage went over 17in about 4 minutes.
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L no powersteering VIN: 3GNFK16TX1
thanxs to everyone who replied the fix was a oring in the box was blocking pressure flow i took every thing back apart and looked at it and found the oring to be the problem, this was is fixed and gone.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCHK23182
well everyone thanks for all your input. i got lots of feedback that the sender was the problem. i already new that there is an extreme problem with gm senders but i had not done one on a duramax. well, i have found out some info in my search with the local de...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L passenger side bottom heated seat VIN: 3GNFK16Z43
hello, everyone I gave the customer a few appointments and he did not wish to spend anymore money for his wifes comfort. I believe if i would have ohm checked the lower seat it would not have been in specs. But I will not be able to find out. Thanks for your...
2003 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: IC8GHB5R72
Thanks to those who responded. After 1.5 days we found the rev limiter is set at 4,000 rpm in neutral free revving.When vehicle road tested a 2nd time a definite miss & tacho erratic fault. Checked items suggested in techmail, drive plate ok, stripped loom aro...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the replies. This engine has a bad reputation as most are aware and some replies were to run not walk away but I think if you are careful and make sure your engine is repairable before you attempt a fix you can make some money. This wil...
2007 Dodge 3500 truck 6.7L engine
well, i am not totally through with job however after doing several 5.9l cummins, the only way with a 6.7 L(in my opinion ) is to remove the cab especially if the engine is complete my new engine was only lacking the power steering pump and the a/c compressor....
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Well guys thank you all on this one I cant believe I forgot about the TSB for those MLRS(neutral safelty switch). HAHA even my service manager was skeptical,,,till I fixed it! I have went into a new shop and instead of being the backup diag guy I am now the fr...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L spark plug ejection VIN: 1FMRU17LXX
WOW!!! We really appreciate the help, guys. I wasn't willing to invest in the tool set, 'cause I really hate buying stuff I'll use once every two years. The machine shop a half-mile down the road said 'bring it on', and that's where the customer took it. N...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L power steering & brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F52
We tried a new pump & reblead & didn't have a pressure guage to check it so we sent it to dealer & they put a hydro booster on it & all is ok.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F73
Aaron from Ca., You were right about the accumalator valve. There was one jammed toward the spring and 2 others that were very sticky. The truck shifts perfect now. Thanks all for all your help.
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Pulsating voltage VIN: IHGEJ824XV
thanks for all of your imput on this one. I slipped on the basics... the #15 fuse was blown under dash. looked for the chaffing of harness under intake and found none. the car had been hit in the front recently. told customer that if it blows again ill have to...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L no power VIN: KMHCG45GOY
thanks for all the help i tryed unpluging maf like some of you said and it went a lot better. replaced sensor car runs great thanks to all that replied.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S42
I fiannaly found the problem with everybodys help the crank sensor was damaged when the timing belt was broken . Thanks for all your help and God Bless ya'all. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L drive engagement VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
We replaced the 3-2 shift solenoid and force motor and it corrected the problem. Thanks for the help
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radio/ cluster VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
Thanks to Robert from Indiana and all the other member who took the time to respond. We believe the problem is gone, the custoemr has had for a week and has had no problems. We cut the positive terminal off and disected it to find corrocsion that migrated into...
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L transfercase VIN: UNKNOWN
what we found was the driveshaft we had rebuilt the slip joint they put in when they rebuilt it was bad
2004 Lexus SC430 4.3L batt VIN: JTHFN48Y70
Many thanks to the guys who replied to my request. By isolateing out the DC cut fuse my draw went away, this circuit powered up the Gateway computer which then runs the MPX - B1 - B2 - B3 circuits. Isolateing the gateway computer and then reconnecting again th...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3531S
I have finally got the time to work on this car. As many of you said it was indeed the cam sensor. Thank everybody for the assistance. It is hard to put so much money in one part without being positive it will fix it.
2000 Mercedes-Benz MB140D Van 2.9L Serpentine belt VIN: KPD661227Y
Thanks to all those who tried to help. I received 8 replies. The cause was the alternator or belt or compressor or pullies alignment. They were all ok. Had checked many times and even replaced them with new ones but in vain. We suspected the belting system was...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Airbag codes will not clear. VIN: WDBRF61J21
Well the vehicle is fixed. Thanks for the replies, they were very helpful. Frank from New Jersey: The car thinks the driver's air bag is disconnected. Double check the connection to the clock spring. Also, go into version coding in the srs system and see i...
2003 Nissan X TRAIL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JNITBNT30A
most replies said just to disconnect the battery or carry out an idle relearn with a scanner. I forgot to mention in my original post I had done both of these. with the scanner, it could not complete the procedure. we started to run out of time so i took it to...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GHDX03E8Y
The passkey module and reprogramming fixed it, Thanks to all who submitted!!! Trouble codes: P1626, U1000.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3NL12E51
It seems that the fuel in the tank had something else in it. We drained the tank (after totally exhausting all other options) and added 3 gal. of fresh fuel. It ran fine every time we started it up. It's amazing how one car can make you absolutely crazy! Thank...
1984 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird 2.0L choke light VIN: 1G2AB69B7E
replacing the alternator was the fix. I still don't understand why the resistance is higher with the engine running. When I disconnect the alternator the resistance goes back to normal. The resistance was going down as the battery was getting closer to a full ...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Heads Up Display, and Heated Seats VIN: 1G2HZ54102
I appreciate all of the attempts at help. The resistance of the seat elements had gone too high wich wouldn't allow them to turn on. The new elements were not that pricy but I just put in a blank off plate where the switches were, cost about $20. Also the HUD ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3GN86R8V
thanx too all that replied...waited to see if problem was actually fixed..IT IS...most of the replies instructed me to swap coils to see if misfire follows...did not...tried swapping injectors as well...did not...but John from California sent me an excellent r... Trouble codes: P0301.
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Differential VIN: 4TAWM72NOW
Thanks to all. We found the actuator to be weak, it would turn but was not strong enough. we replaced it with new and is working fine.
2000 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Engine VIN: 2T1C322PXY
We talked to the dealer, and they told me to go ahead and take it apart and let them know what I need. they are going to cover it. they had even found a few good used engines for me. Good for me, good for my customer. Thanks for the help guys.
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L abs VIN: JTEGD2IA82
Thanks everyone for your responce, most responces were on the rear abs ring (cracked) we inspected those but no signs of cracking, thanks for the input. I will be following up with the customer to see if it happens more frequient
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