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1996 Audi A6 2.8L control head VIN: WAUGA84A9T
i have an audi that with the key out of ignition switch will continue to stay on. i also noticed that the flasher back lite stays on also. customer has had the problem before but they could turn off the control head manually but now that those not work. i scan...
2005 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L oil filter change VIN: TRUWF28N95
We have this Audi V6 3.2L for simple engine oil and filter change. Audi dealer is about 300 miles away. We wanted to remove panel beneath the engine- as asual like in most Audis. The plastic panel is riveted to the bigger metal plate. This plate is secured by ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wiper motor VIN: WBADE632XV
hello all. this bimmer's wiper blades want to park about 1/3 up the windshield. i have replaced the relays with the updated part numbers per tsb. wipers work in all speeds but will park 1/3 up glass when in intermittant or slow speeds. speed high works but whe...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335Y
Hello all, Where can I find a list to convert EOBD codes to BMW fault codes? I have access to BMW Tis but they list all code descriptions by BWM number, not by OBD number. OBD to BWM conversion tables on Tis are for 2005 and newer only. I am working on a 2000... Trouble codes: P1250 (Unknown), P1510 (Unknown)
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Fuel VIN: WBABN73483
I can't seem to find the fuel filter for this car. I looked in the usual spot where I have seen them on earlier models. Searching in the BMW epc has not helped. Is the filter in the fuel tank? The filter that World Pac sent is the slender, long one with the pr...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L RPM jumps up going down the road VIN: 3G5DA03E02
I think it might need a TFP Switch, has anybody see anything else,with this Code and problem.
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14Z51
thank you for looking. we have this truck that came in with a hard start/miss/hesitate. truck will bake fire on acc. every time truck misses the check engine light fashes on then goes out. installed scan tool no codes. checked all conections at battery & engin...
1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L overdrive VIN: 1GCGC24F1N
We have a truck that intermittantly will not shift into overdrive. When it does not shift into overdrive, we notice that lower gears shift noticeably harder (firmer?). If you are cruising down the road and it did not shift into overdrive, you can put it in neu...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD55M5R
hi everybody iīm new in this site I have in my shop this corsica when the costumer brings this car running real bad alternator very hot, diodes, brushes,blowns we try whith another alternator, but engine no start I try with another PCM and stills no runs Itry ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: R1W1174063
vehicle came in because it runs rough. has misfire code stored. cap, rotor, fuel filter have been replaced by us due to wear and age. someone has has replaced fuel pump twice, CPI unit, plugs and wires. misfire comes and goes as it pleases and it is always on ... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L temp door actuator VIN: 1GNDT13W3W
replaced actuator because gear teeth were broken. new actuator still defaults to the hot side of the door. tried to reset by disconnecting radio fuse and battery. did not change anything. at 74 degrees can tell the vacuum part starts to work. thank you for you...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L p0302 VIN: 3GNFK16RXX
good customer was on trip ck eng light came on, engine died had some shop replace plugs and crank sensor. came back in town found code 0302 running ok, replaced old wires cap and rotor fuel filter, reset light came back on on highway within 2-3 weeks, running ... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 cyl missfire)
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L AWD system VIN: 1GNEL19WXY
This is an all wheel drive Astro van. During slow speed cornering, the vehicle crabs bad. It feels like a full size truck in 4wd low. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Jon
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L windshield wipers VIN: 1GNDX03E52
I have a 2002 chevy venture van. When I reseved it the wipers would not park, all other modes work fine. I found park stop on the transmission was worn down and the parking tab would not make contact so replaced the transmission and crank arm. Fixed right not!...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L instrument cluster VIN: 3GNFK16ZX3
Greetings techs. I have an electrical problem with the instrument cluster in this Sub. None of the gauges work. Upon checking power and ground to the cluster I have found that I have a problem on power circuit B11(orange wire on back of cluster). It started ou...
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L charging lite VIN: 1GCFG15X83
van towed in charging not working. tested systen found defective alt. instaled anew alt retest ok 80 amp 14.5 volts. fixed?. went to del van and then battery lite 1 blink. volt gauge still showing 14.3 got lite to come on a few more times. back to shop. scan p...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25V23
Here's one for the books. This van has a misfire on #3 and #1 cylinders at idle until around 2000rpm. #3 misfires a lot more than #1 cylinder. The misfire counter goes to 0 between 1800 to 2000 rpm. We swapped the plugs, coil packs with the cylinders that don'... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L radio VIN: 2C8GP64L11
radio is inop the 3 leds for the equlizer are flashing and the leds for cd player are on with key on or off makes no difference . scan body control module no audi message thanks in advance robert [...]
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L converter VIN: 1C4GP45R75
vehicle has a torque converter surge with a/c on.with each cycle of the a/c clutch the torque converter will disengage.i have tested all circuit of the tps including a a/c cluthch for possible voltage spikeing on signal circuit.after updating the pcm the trans...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL off w/KOEO VIN: R6TR562924
In 30 years I have not come across as weird an issue as this one. The MIL lamp KOEO should stay on. Goes off (not started) in 1-2 seconds. I only know of Honda where that is normal. When the lamp goes off in 1-2 seconds there is a "clicking" sound of a relay s...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L all cluster oper. VIN: 1B7HG2AX41
The vehicle came in with a cluster flashing different warning lights, also shows no bus on lower corner of cluster. abs and brake lights blink on and off at random times, not setting a code. fuel guage inter. works and doesnt work. check engine light blinks on...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L cluster VIN: 2B4GP44R21
Hello everyone have a little headache with this 08/01 dodge caravan. the needles on the instrument cluster were wraped around and guages and lights are irratic at times. We repaired the cluster the motor springs were gone and one chip down. The repair was only...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L insturment pannel, wipers VIN: 1B4GP25B72
hi. i suspect a wiring problem in the pci bus system, but this system is big and confusing and i dont know how to find my problem. all gauges, dash lights, odometer, gear indicators inop front wipers inop. replaced bcm, no help put grahing meter on pci pin of ...
1977 Ford Pinto 2.3L poa valve VIN: 7T11Y11284
Well folks, after 30+ years of working on a/c systems on cars, i found one which has stumped me...(because i have forgotten how it works and discarded manuals this old away years ago)...A good friend brought his wifes' 77 pinto in and wanted to make the a/c sy...
1986 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10T1G
I have inherited this problem child from another shop who were unable to fix the issue. Vehicle came to me with a recent engine swap and complaint of poor running and quote "fluttering" at times. During cold start vehicle starts right up and runs smoothly but... Trouble codes: N0NE
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L gear box VIN: 1FMDU34X3N
We replaced the pump 2 years ago, about a year later we replaced the hoses, A few weeks later the box was leaking so we resealed it. That lasted a few months, so we replaced the box. A few months later it was back with a leaky box. The longest one has lasted w...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Water pump VIN: 1FMYU24E7W
The vehicle overheated due to low coolant. Found the water pump was leaking out the weep hole. I replaced the water pump two days later it came back with the same condition. This time I replaced the fan clutch that had some slop and the water pump. This time i...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L torsion bar
Replaced broken torsion bar on drivers side.After I got it in, I put the rear adjuster arm on the bar and the arm points straight down.I tried it in 5 different slots and it always is straight down.I think it should be up alittle farther so I can get a seat cl...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P23
would like to say thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0401 (egr ecces. flow), P132B (turbo fail code n/a)
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out, SECURITY VIN: 1FAFP33U44
while accellerating from a stop 1st to 2nd gears usally the car will seem to just loose power momentarly and the security light will come on and go off then car come back to life, this will occur about 4 out 5 times tryed. it happens fast (2 to 3 seconds in du... Trouble codes: B1318 (gem/ctm current codes), U2023 (fault recieved from external node), U1900, B1601 (pats recd incorrect ign key code from transponder)
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi Guys, This Ranger is driving me nuts. Getting a constant engine light ONLY at idle. Misfire codes. Then, I can drive the vehicle and the codes and engine light will go out! When it goes back to idle, it's very rough and you'll eventually get a regular misf... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4), P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2001 Geo METRO 1.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C1MR52221
This one got me pulling my hair out. A body shop bought this thing with a bad motor they installed A used motor an it run about 40 miles & started running real bad so they swapped it with another used engine. din't run but a mile swap it out for another used e...
2002 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GTDT13W22
Engine 'suddenly' acquired the symptom of almost totally cutting out under 45% load. When pedal is moved past about 50% (even in neutral) engine dies from lack of fuel. (If Gumout is used to enrichen the intake air the engine instantly resumes speed). Runs per...
2004 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L won't take fuel VIN: 1GKCT18X74
once again thanks 4 everyone's input on our last situation. this time have a vehicle that won't take fuel. evap system seems to be working fine, there are no codes present. found the rubber hose in between the filler neck and tank slightly colapsed removed and...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4225K
After hot soak (approx. 2 minutes) car cranks but no start. Restarts after cool down with black smoke. Runs fine but cannot determine cause of no start. Similar symptoms to clogged carburator bowl vent. Seems like fuel getting into cylinders at shutoff. Most l...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W1W
car came in with no power and check engine light on . pulled codes found misfire po300 po157 02 sig low b2s2 p1171 sys lean on accel. cust has replaced maf,3 COILS ON B2,6 PLUGS ALLO FOUR O2 . FUEL PSI 38 AT IDLE UNDER ACCEL 42 PSI COMP 130 TO 140 ON ALL 6 CYL... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171, P0157
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L ac control
hello infinity techs. i have a 1999 g20 and am trying to get codes for climate control.am not sure what buttons to press.this car will only cool if set to [...] celsius anything above that it is always warm. thx for your help.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW48N51
Afer all this testing, found centre connector at ecm with dark brown (wet) substance inside connector, since all tests seem ok and scanner cannot communicate but power and grd of at obd2 connector are there , suspect ecm, can the ecm be programmed out of vehic...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GL48K22
ran into an odd one today, workin on a 2002 jeep liberty that when it sits for a minimum of 2hours, upon start up it is missing. always cylinder number two. has good spark when missing and power at the injector but no pulse. traced it back to pcm and i have no...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L oil pump VIN: KNDJA72321
vehicle came in to shop on tow truck for crank no start- scanned- retrieved po342 cam sensor- installed new cam sensor-would still not start- sounded like a vehicle that was out of time- pulled timing cover found exhaust cam timing off 90 degrees- adjusted to ...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L brake pads VIN: KNDUP13164
Hello, this Sedona came in back in september for front brakes. The customer said it had been burning up pads faster than he thought it should. At that time we replaced the pads and the rotors. Today it came in and the front pads are worn real low. It has been ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF11EXM
vehicle has no tach and no speedo. odometer also not working. through scanner you can read vehicle speed as well engine rpm. in testing flow chart under meters, gauges and illuminations, you are instructed to remove connector c from cluster to check c10 for co...
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UZ3OC7S
i need help on this one bad so if any body can help i would certainly appreciate it thanks in advance
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2226Y
Attn mazda techs , please help {again}.This car ran hot, did head gaskets , cam broke , replaced cam , now I get a code 1540, for the ABV, air bypass valve.Just above 2000 RPM it completely quits like a rev limiter type deal, TCS light comes on.Fix archive sho... Trouble codes: 1540 (air bypass valve)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L a/c compressor VIN: WDBGB34E2S
this vehicle came to my shop for in-op a/c compressor, freon charge normal, when i bypass the compressor it works and cools normal, no codes with scanner or no codes when self test using the control panel procedure. send this car to the mercedes dealer to veri...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBJF25H7X
gauge test showed pressure-compressor not being activated-if i jump power to the compressor it works fine-car cools-pressures are normal.We dont do a lot of Mercedes work in the shop but the car belongs to a good customer and does not want to take it to the de...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Gauges VIN: WDBJH82J21
Hallo all. This is a trivial matter, but customer would like a fix. Instrument cluster has an outside temperature read out LCD on the lower left of the cluster, that has lost two of it's LCD segments. Factory want $782.00 for new complete cluster. Has anyone ...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L fault code VIN: 1MEFM58U3Y
Asking for help from the Ford tech's. Fault code P0460 immediately resets but isn't illuminating the "CHECK ENGINE" light. The yellow/white stripe wire for the sending unit should be at pin#9 of the pcm for gas engines. It isn't there. It is on pin#12. This is... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system leak detected), P0460 (Fuel level sensor circuit fault)
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Hello fellow techs, this maxima was in a flood years ago, not sure if it has anything to do with anything? Took purge valve apart and looks good inside, no signs of moisture or corrosion. Checked ohms of all coils in valve per modis and all ohm out around 42 o... Trouble codes: P0443, 7 (air bag control unit problem)
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D3Y
car came in light on. codes p0171,p1126. checked out found intake leak assumed repair of leak was problem. rd. test all ok. week later car came back light,code p1126.checked out rd.test for 30+miles all seemed ok. week later light on code p1126? called otc we ... Trouble codes: P1126
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L abs VIN: 1N4BL11E82
hey everybody, hope all is well got a 2002 nissan altima at my shop with an ABS roblem. seems that everytime the brakes are applied the ABS system kicks in. dry ground or wet ground, and even low speed it always kicks in. we scanned the computer and got no co...
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GHDU06L9S
The TPS will act up intermittently. When this happens it will set a code(P0123), turn the MIL light on, the vehicle idles fast, the transmission doesn't shift right(shift points are off), and on the scanner data the ECM reads the TPS voltage as 4.5V even thoug... Trouble codes: P0123 (TP Sensor High)
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Head Gaskets VIN: 1G2HX52K9S
Hello. Being a Ford tech (sorry), Iím not familiar with the common problems on GMs. 1995 Bonneville, 3.8L, K VIN#. Smoking antifreeze from the tailpipe. #1 and #4 cylinders poured antifreeze from Spark plug holes. Tore it down & replaced head gaskets (didnít l...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G2HX52K4V
Hey Again all and I hope this message finds you all well and full of all kinds of electrical knowledge!!! Greetings to the best in the world. This car has a pass key 2 system and, of course, it is failing. I measured the resistance at the key resistor and it i...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L starter/spark VIN: 1G2H25413Y
vehicle came in for a bearing noise and a brake pulsation we also found that oil pressure sender was inop, reading 120psi of oil pressure, we replaced oil pressure sender and problem was fixed, also replaced hub bearing and rear pads and rotors. key was left o...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L starter motor VIN: 1G2HX54K5Y
Intermittent crank and no start--When it cranks and starts, the engine may run well or may run terrible with exhaust odor, engine shake and stalling. When it runs terrible, the security light on the dash lights up and stays lit until we go to another start cyc...
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZJ5277T
This vehicle came in with a complaint that the SES light comes on when the customer drives in the mountains and then goes off later. Had no SES when it was brought in but had a history code P105 map sensor circuit. Checks good on the flow chart. Our altitude i... Trouble codes: P0105
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Rear Wheel Bearing VIN: JF1SF6359Y
So I've searched the archives and gleaned all I could from Alldata. I'm aware of the updated roller bearing and the special tool kit that one is supposed to use to install it, ($917 from Kent Moore as of today!) Needless to say, I don't have this kit so plan o...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 453BH66562
Need some ideas. This car the customer states was in a garage that was struck by lightning. Check engine light came on same day. The vehicle runs fine. I have tried to scan, no good. I have pin tested e.c.m. and dlc connector. All readings correct even data li...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Shake in Wheel VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
Hello all, I have a 4Runner here I need some advice on. The complaint is at 65-75mph the steering shakes. I verified the complaint and it is noticable. The balljoints, tie rods, and other front end components all look OK. We replaced the front tires, balanced ...

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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L inst. panel VIN: WDABN53432
good morning: had several replies on this problem. there were no general consinsus on the fix, however one said to check the fuses. i did that, and also did the battery disconect trick. nothing helped, whoever it never failed to start for me. i called the cu...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L wipers VIN: 2G4WS52J6Y
You guys rock!!!Almost all the responses said to bend the tang on the motor bracket and that did the trick.I can't believe I have not run into this before.Thanks to all who responded,I appreciate your time!
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L pcm VIN: 1G6CD5155K
Replaced the starter bracket that is in the TSB and this seeemed to fix the problem, Thanks for the advise everyone.
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Oil pump loses prime VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
The divorce is final. Oil pickup tube mating flange (where it bolts to the oil distribution plate) had been distorted during impact. Replacement of pickup tube and a NEW oil pan (used pan supplied on round #1 had a hairline crack, leaking oil) and this Northst...
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L hard start VIN: 1GTHC33F4P
after alot of checking for leaks and checking fuel supply and the relay i fpund the lift pump does run after you shut off the truck and the customer is happy about the truck starting hard but not as hard as it came in. no more either to start but i think it ne...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G1LD55MXR
Thanks to all who rsponded, Most everyone thought the TCCS was the problem,So I disconnected it and test drove ,problem didnot occur but did set a code for EGR solenoid one, subtituted EGR valve and let customer drive for few days with no problem. then reconne...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GTEC14W9V
Thank you for the 20 replies. Unfortunately the customer has not returned, but there were two general thoughts here. Confirm a good ground at the tank on the frame rail and dash/ instrument panel ground and the second was that these sending units are notorious...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNFK16ROV
thanks for all the help, we pulled the assembly and cycled the key and found number 5&7 cylinders leaking after all others quit spraying, we replaced the whole spyder assy. and fixed the problem. thanks again
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L ign. loc cyl VIN: 1GCCS1448W
I didnt make it real clear in the help post about what going on here.Pass lock was the issue an did not know how much loc lube would affect magnetic field,so went real lite with the lube.The trouble was corroded wire plug at the sensor from leaving window down...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2R1FP22G01
The conclusion is that the LS1 motor has some noise on warm up because the motor has greater tolerences. But warmed up should quite out. The transmission didn;t have a problem. I think the sugestion that the car was overreved and bent a valve is more like it. ...
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Starting VIN: 1C3XU4536N
Well thanks to a lot of replys, we pull the computer out of this vehicle to check the wiring and we found that some critter built itself a nice nest inside of the black computer box. We installed a new computer and she fired right up. Showed the customer the p...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C3FL56T1R
I want to thank all you techs for your time helping me with this chrysler. Allan from Manitoba hit it right on the head. There is a wiring harness that runs under the radiator support that shows problems. This one, the wires were melted together(approximately ... Trouble codes: 22 (ECT voltage too high), 24 (TP Voltage High), 21 (o2 high voltage).
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L rh suspension VIN: 2C4GP44R31
Thanks to ALL who replied!! Most of you gave me the same solution, and it worked. I never thought of disconnecting the sway bar links to isolate the noise. My customers van got finished much faster and out the door because of your quick replies. The sway bar b...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER VIN: 3B7HF13Y9V
this dodge has been one of those trucks.we went through and routed ignition wires according to mopar tsb to eliminate cross fire,cut cat out to check and it looked good,removed fuel rail flush,replaced screens in injectors and ran on injection cleaner. your re... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0308-), P0308.
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X7W
Most replies were cam and crank sensor related. Had checked everything I could think of. Like I stated when cranking would act like timing out but had checked belt 3 times. pulled cam sensor off and cranked engine verified cam turning. Loosened intake cam bolt...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18Z62
After finding coolant burning we took the engine apart. #7 cylinder had a crack in the block. The crack run up and down the cylinder. We put a used engine in it and it runs fine now. Thank you for all of your help! Russ Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0307 (missfire cyl. 7), P0308 (missfire cyl. 8).
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L converter VIN: 1F1JW36F8V
Could not get truck to act up after many miles of driving. Returned to customer 3 weeks ago and he has been driving with no problems. A couple mentioned converter valve sticking in pump. I guess this is possible but would it only do it in drive and second but ...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2YL1W
Well,I got some good replies on this one.When I came back on monday I looked at some of the things you guys said.I think it was Kent that was talking about gang fired injectors,well,that sounded intresting and may be useful in the future however this van is no...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W6W
Hey there everbody this one is done,...it was a combination of things leading to the stalling,..like i said i got this car second hand. I guess I 'assumed' that a tech with 30+ years would have checked the base engine first before throwing parts at it.' Assume...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Transfer case??? VIN: 1FTRX18LOW
I have not been able to get customer to drop truck off for any amount of time to check more things out. If anything comes to light , I will add to this close. He actually never used 4WD so the driveshaft from T.case to front diff. is still off the vehicle. Sor...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L tempature control VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
I want to thank all who took the time to respond to my questions. The customer has not returned with the vehicle for me to verify the problem. The fact that I mentioned that the dash may have to be removed to repair it may have scared him off. Most who respond...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake manifold VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Took a while for the customer to get the van back to us. Did as many suggested and pulled the upper plenum off. Sure enough the baffles were loose. Installed new one and problem solved. Thanks to all who responded. As a side note. Threw the old one in the tras...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMUU03B11
Sorry for the delay. I took weeks to get the PCM from the manufacturer. This was the fix. Finally. Trouble codes: 0401 (egr), 1408 (egr), 301 (misfire), 302 (misfire), 304 (misfire).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Power loss VIN: 1FAFP34PS1
Well guys, here ya go! Fast replies, good advice and great help from all! Eric,Chet,Bruce and Lewis all hit the nail with bad grounds. Each had a slightly different take on where I should be looking. Ultimately IDENTIFIX (a sponsor of this site) held my ha... Trouble codes: P1237 (Voltage loss to Furel pump driver module).
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L manual 1st VIN: 1FAFP34301
Replies suggested pressure and solenoid problems. I had already tried different solenoids. What I had missed was worn bushings in the pump cover stator shaft. This created a hydraulic leak which caused tcc slippage. The computer then raised line pressure and t...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L electric windows VIN: 1FMRU17L82
after tracing this short for too long i found a short in the right rail light harness, it seems that the customer had the vehicle stuck in some mud and had to have it towed out, when they were pulling it out it seems that something had damaged the harness caus...
1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L timing comp. VIN: 2CNBJ1862S
There is no accurate timing belt replacement procedure including Alldata and Mitchell. When and if you run into this simply set the camshaft timing 180 out. Strange but true!
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGES25721
Thanks to all who replied. We replased the ELD and it solde both the idle problem and the P1298 code has not returned. Once again Thanks Jim [...] Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD connector High Voltage).
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SD2M58W62
Thanks for all the info, we found that we had the wrong spark plug installed(platinum, and required an iridium). We replaced the plugs and the mil has not returned
1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FY19P1S
Thank you to all the techs who responded, the overwhelming response to the problem were o2 and catalytic converters as well as carbon build up. We decided to do all three as well as the exhaust manifold gasket. NOX dropped to acceptable levels but still kind o...
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire
We tried all suggestions and found no answers. Customer took vehicle to the Kia dealership and they said it was the fuel pump, even though it stays at 62p.s.i. when the car fails.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L abc system VIN: WDBPJ756A2
first of all thanks to Byron ,Brett and Dustin for their replies. this vehicle is down the road . going to aution , so im sure it will be in someones service bay soon ,the used car guy didnt want to go any further as a cost factor,he was allready into big doll...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Many thanks for the insight, checked port from supercharger, seems pretty simple, electric vacuum valve which opens to allow air to be injected, valve operates, hose not blocked or restricted, temp increase if you bypass valve, drove car and monitored voltage ... Trouble codes: P2081 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit intermittant Bank 1 Sensor 1), P2031 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2).
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Shifter lock-out VIN: 004C891599
Thanks to everyone who replied. We haven't gotten her car in here to check everything out yet, but now we have a place to start. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L c/v joint? VIN: 1G2WR521X1
wow 12 relies you guys are great!checked motor mounts and they looked good. mikael gave me the idea to run on hoist - drove on 4 post and supported a frames to keep axle at correct angle.found left side had a great deal of hop to it and right side was smooth. ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L fog lamps VIN: YS3DM58B2R
Thank you all for your help. The proper way to do the repair is with a TECH 2 scanner equipped with Saab software. You can program the ICE module for different lighting features. But since I could not locate any Saab software locally, (Saab dealer at least 20 ...
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L stft/ltftrim;subtrac VIN: 1G8JU52F51
Hi,# re: Jerry from ny. said ck. camshaft wear or valve worn can cause popping,although that was no longer an issue after the catalyst was replaced. Dave from ontario has seen alot of bad purge valves when they are located close to master cylinder, Bobby from ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1599, P0105.
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BG6850T
Well this one is out of here (finally). Sorry for taking so long to close this, wanted to be sure it was gone for good. The overwhelming response was to not try re-torquing the heads which is how I was leaning to begin with. Thanks to all for the re-enforcemen...
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE89642
Thanks to all who replied! This Subaru is back on the road with a new and updated TPS. A special thanks to Andrew from Wisconsin and Brian of New Jersey (Who faxed me the TSB). It helps having documentation of a problem when the only symptom is the MIL. The up... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor curcuit low input).
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13CXW
Thanks to all who replied, It ended up being a bad connection at purple wire presumably at back of speedometer. I cleaned and checked both there and at ECM and code has yet to reset. Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Fault).
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