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1997 Acura CL 2.2L No Start VIN: 19UYA1Z55V
Hi everyone on this vehicle I have tested power to ignition & injectors all good. vehicle acts just like a G.M. vehicle with a security system problem this vehicle has a security system on it. it starts with key in crank possition as soon as you let of the key...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire
Hi All, This Bimmer is driving me nuts. It idles good but picks up a misfire at about 2500rpm. This will happen in nuetral in my service bay. When this happens, the cylinder 2 and 5 injectors shut off. I have checked this by listening with a stethescope and b...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs/ traction VIN: WBAGJ8326T
R/R engine and trans to replace head gaskets. When I started car the traction and ABS lights were on. Scanned codes came back RR abs sensor wiring and Choke valve malfuction. I saw that everyone recommened replacing the cable in case it was binding. I did tha...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L interior lights VIN: WAGJ8326WD
fuse #6 will blow - we have the side reading lamps but no center dome lamp function and no door entry lamps - when you attempt to open the door or activate the interior main dome lamp their is a slight glow before the fuse blows - we had fault codes 002 fuse o...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power windows VIN: WBAGJ8327W
i have one that the left front window is inop. i replaced the window switch,window regulator,general module with no luck. i also checked door wiring and is ok. i have voltage at the switch and only one wire to the motor has power and the other has no ground or...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD6332W
we are trying to replace the blower motor on a bmw 528 - it states that we need to remove the "a" pillar interior moulding to remove the upper portion of the dash - we have exposed a portion of it but there is an airbag inside the pilar and we are not sure how...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L keyless entry VIN: WBADM634XX
car was brought to us from another shop with one new key and one original key. neither key would operate the keyless entry feature. we replace the batteries thinking maybe weak and still could not initalize. we replaced the general module and coded it and no c...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, throttle response VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Questions: Any wiring harness problems with these vehicles is this possibly a DME problem. Any help or ideas would be helpful Trouble codes: P0120, P1542, 147 (can throttle position trans ecu code), 169 (throttle valve system shut off), 172 (pedal travel switch 1/2 short circuit), 173
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGG83471
We've got the luxury of doing a parasitic draw diag. on this beast, so here goes.. Battery drains overnight - par. draw never gets below 500ma w/ all door/hood/trunk switches closed and alarm set. Checked w/ low amp probe and hardwired meter. I cannot disconn...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L abs VIN: IG4HP54K4Y
need help. driving down the road around 55mph you hit the brakes the the ABS motor kick in and the pedal moves checked wheel sensors on sscan tool and the all stay at the same speed that your going. also on the scan tool the ABS relay is comanded on when the p...
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KS54Y6W
I'm questioning that blown head gasket gasket diagnosis. No typical head gasket smoke, no misses, no excessive pressure in cooling system,no codes, a slight trace of HC in the reservoir - low teens ppm. Our testing finds that this car will sit an...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KEE57Y1
How do you Caddy guy,s live with these cars. Help!!! Since replacing both crank sensors it set two new codes po 412 418 air injection system, I don't think it has one, the fuses were missing and I can't find a pump. Puting in fuses made no differance. We did r... Trouble codes: P0412, P0418
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Oil Pan VIN: 1G6DM57NX3
HELP! I have a confirmed oil leak from the RF corner of the oil pan, confirmed by cleaning the excessive oil from the lower area of the vehicle, adding engine oil dye and inspecting with a black light. I have two questions on this one; 1. Has anyone had this ...
1989 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0L Cuts out VIN: JG1MT2162K
I'm trying to find a problem that only happens once a week to as often as three times a day. Customer says car simply quits, while driving or when idling at a light. It refuses to restart sometimes until the next day, sometimes it restarts right away. The only... Trouble codes: 13 (O2 sensor circuit open or shorted)
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L asr off light on VIN: 2G1FP32P1S
Dear fellow techs, I needs some guidance with a 95 Camaro with the ASR off light on. We worked on this car a couple of months ago and the customer stated that the ASR light has been on ever since. Alldata has little information on this setup. I called our loc...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Fuel leak VIN: 1G1JF52475
Car came in with lots of fuel pouring out of the vent elbow on the evap canister in the inner fender . This was two days after another shop had replaced two cracked injectors . Customer said it was not leaking like this before . We have never had a problem lik...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19Z3S
The vehicle had a int. no power/stall. The customer changed IAC, TPS, O2, no change. I pluged in my scan tool (Mastertech) and noticed iregular data stream, like system voltage droping to 2.4v or a RPM reeding of 99999, and code 55 amoung others. I checked all... Trouble codes: P0171 (Exaust Lean), P0300 (Random Missfire)
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E3W
vehicle towed from other shop not running, ckd fuel pressure within factory spec, checked for spark good, checked for injector pulse as best as we could with out removing intake none detected. spray combustable in intake engine will run. check modis trouble s...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J81
This car was sent to us with a no start condition. We traced it out and found no pulsing at the injectors. We then found that the Theft System light was blinking. At this time we read up on the procedure for the anti-theft system to relearn. The procedure list...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L coolant in oil VIN: 1GCDG25UX3
went to change vehicles oil and noticed it looked like a chocolate milkshake. i also noticed that if i look through the throttle body i could see the same sludge in the intake, so my question is could this be like the 3800 motors that leak antifreeze from arou...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF52E55
Customer purchased this vehicle at an auction.Was running at the time.Does not crank.No codes.I think it may be related to the passlock system.Anyone ever bypass one?Any help would be appreciated.Bruce
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: GDE4E3205F
Hi iatn members i have a chevy c4500 that goes into limp mode or governed mode after driving for a while i vacume tested the fuel pump inlet side 4 inchs idle 8 to 10.5 wot the frp readings to act frp stay the same in graph mode on my modis runing down the roa... Trouble codes: 1093 (fuel pressure low on power enrich)
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L calibration for seat weights VIN: 2C3KA53G36
just need to know how much weight to put in seat to complete calibration
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7HB11YK1
This van came in for a no start, it has no fuel pressure or Ignition spark . The odometer flashes no bus.We have checked the wiring harnes for open circuits, also when this no bus flashes we have no gauges movement, and this is when van will not started. also ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L left front caliper VIN: 1B4GP44R12
It all started when front brakes where replaced. Then two or three days after that they lost brake pedal. I blead the brakes only getting air from left front caliper that was changed. No change, every couple of days the front left needs blead. So the master cy...
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL12X22
I have a brain teaser here. Engine missfire on cyl.#5 sets code and shows on missfire counter. Happens mostly on cold engine at idle and does't count as many missfires if trans is in drive or engine is warmed-up. Do not feel or show missfire at cruise or under... Trouble codes: P0305 (engine missfire cyl. 5)
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L air intake VIN: 2D4GP44333
this one has a noise that sounds like air in the plastic intake, every time the engine is shut off. customer is sure it wasnt there before. it sounds normal when running but has a rushing air type noise when shut off. also the turn signals at times wont cancel...
1965 Ford mustang 289CID brake booster VIN: 5F07A64106
this pony came in with no brakes, pedal goes to floor. wheel cylinders leaking at all 4 corners. we replaced all 4 wheel cylinders, along with all new shoes and hardware. also replaced master cylinder and brake booster because master was leaking into booster. ...
1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP41E4H
i am losing my mind with this one please help me... i've done everything i can think of. it seems that every time i do something, it gets worse, now won't even run i've check compression, fuel, spark.. did complete tune up check entire electrical system
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6S
found bad camshaft sensor. We are about toreplace it all data calls for 1.2 hrs. I do not see space to be removed without removing intake manifold. Any sugestions. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id ckt fault)
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, Hi Fan always on VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Car came in on hook, crank no start. Checked the usual and found the fuel pump circuit had b+ to blue/white wire and good ground at the tank. Fuel pump was dead and replaced with AC Delco unit. Quick fix, right? Wrong. Went to start it and the pump didn't fire...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6635Y
This is one that has just about finished my days as a tech which extends for more that 5 decades. we have what I thought to be the best equiped shop around but nothing we have has helped solved this problem. Now to get to the problem. This car came to us from ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Moniters VIN: 1FAFP5824Y
This vehicle's monitors will run exept CAT, EVAP, and AIR. When you drive it, accelerating up the road the CAT and EVAP will run and show READY, but switch back to NOT READY within a mile. We repaired the broken wire to the PCM from fuel pump module to fix the... Trouble codes: 1233 (fuel pump driver module off line)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSX31F9Y
This one has me stumped. I work on 7.3's al the time and usually have no real issues. This truck will only die in the rain. Usually a misting rain. When it first came in I replaced the CMP for a P0340 I used OEM Ford Parts, It was gone for a month or so then b... Trouble codes: P0344 (Intermintent Cam Sensor Fault)
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58U02
Vehicle stumble when accelerating from 80k to 110k at app. 3500rpm, as when passing. Quits when throttle baked off. Doesn't do it all the time. Customer says has been doing this for a while, no code. Just started to quit when coming to a stop. Will start if le... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52483
This one came from another shop. Had code P0315 and they replaced crank sensor. After that it sets P1336. Code sets in 2-5 minutes of driving. We reset Cam sensor and double checked with scope. Scoped sensors and found no problems. Files are in test results. T... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crank Cam sensor Erratic)
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke from exh VIN: 1FDXF46PX4
we received a 2004 ford f450 for a complaint of blowing black smoke and no power over 45 mph. we removed the turbo and cleaned all veins well along with replacing the turbo control solenoid as per bulletin. we also removed the egr and cleaned according to anot... Trouble codes: P0404
1975 GMC Pick Up 5.7L Electrical Question VIN: 1457896541
This not a problem car, it's a techincal question someone ask me and don't have a answer. This is the question, If I connect a test light too the battery positive and touch the radiator hose with the probe end, the test light comes on. At first when I heard ...
1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD7222R
When you drive this car, it will intermitantly die. If you put it in neutral or park and crank the engine without turning the key off, the engine will not start. The second you cycle the key off the engine will restart and run fine until it dies again. If you ...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L drive belt VIN: KM8SC73D12
hello 2002 hyundai sante fe the drive belt is running off tensionor cutting into timing cover have replaced tensionor and belt as recommended by dealer as they had seen this problem,. did not fix it all other pulleys ect look ok has anyone else seen this conce...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D32
Vehcile came in with a miss fire - replaced plugs and wires and misfire went away. Now getting PO1166 - checked all O2 sensors and they are reading correctly, but the same code keeps coming back. The scan tool isn't telling us anything else. Hope you can help. Trouble codes: P1166
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no shift VIN: KMHWF25H12
this vehicle has been back 3 times. replaced the trans control module & relay the first time. the vehicle would intermittently go into fail safe(stays in 3rd gear). came back a second time for the same problem. found a bad connection at gear selector switch on...
1991 Isuzu Stylus XS 1.6L No Start VIN: JABRT5350M
Vehicle came in as a cranks, no start. Has good spark on all cylinders, has good fuel pressure, very intermittent or no injector pulse. Have battery voltage on one side of the injectors, getting no pulsing ground signal on other side of injector connector. Ins...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Lubrication VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
Customer supplied high volume oil pump and pick-up screen, delivered by parts store diectly to me, customer paid. Based on discussion with customer of syptoms and original oil pressure measurements with manual gauge oil pump was suspected. Replaced oil pump an...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Windows VIN: SALPM16491
"Window Not Set" message comes on in the instrument cluster. Battery was disconnected for some electrical repairs. Windows and sunroof works ok but the message comes on anytime any of the switches are pressed. I couldn't find any info on setting this in alldat...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions
i have a lex that has high dtc,in fuel control.scan tool pids check out ok.all help will be greatly appreiciated
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L throttle sticks/bind VIN: 4F2CU08111
thanks in advance for any help. Customer complains of hard to push gas pedal at initial take off. As he describes it, it sounds like throttle body plate sticking but I am never able to duplicate it and it feels normal to me. throttle body clean and cable moves...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Charging VIN: AB93A6DN01
The owner loves this car. It doeswn't want to charge properly though. The ignition switch, alternator glow plug relay have all been changed. When you run the vehicle there is no charge, (and the light on the dash does not come on at this time, does come on whe...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Customer purchased vehicle recently and it know has a no start problem. I would crank but wouldn't fire. We did test on cam and crank sensor and everything was within range. If you left the ignition on for more that one minute, suddenly everything would start ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L service light VIN: WMWRC32070
just wanting to know how to reset the service/inspection light. I have a procedure that invlove pressing the trip meter button & its supposed to say 15a but I cant get it to do this-hope someon can help.
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No start VIN: JN1HU11P4J
Hi I am having a problem with a no start on a 1988 Nissan Maxima. It will crank over, but I have no pulse at the injectors (checked with Noid lt.), and I have no Check Engine Light with KOEO or for that matter at any time. I have no spark from the coil (Presum...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52K5W
hi everybody : Customer complaint the engine will surge after start-up at idle,sometimes will stall out and MIL came on. Quick check for codes and found p1626 theft system fuel enable signal lost and the freeze frame data is shown : coolant temp = 200 F RP... Trouble codes: P1626
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62C3X
This Olds is missfiring under a load, or while accelerating. Scanner shows #1 and #2 both missfiring under power stall condition, or accelerating. I have also checked for vaccum leak have not found one yet. This thing has no codes. If anyone can help please em...
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L alternator VIN: 1G2PG9793G
Alternator not charging. This should be simple but for some reason the logical explination escapes me. This vehicle originally came in for a valve job. After getting everything put back together the engine does not idle well, is very sluggish and the alternato...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L steering VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
hello everyone the bonny is kicking my tail, costomer had car to other shop for vibration from 40 to 55 mph they sold him new front tires, outer tierods and an alighnment, did not fix car, he then brought car to are shop where we found belts slipped in left re...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Passlock/BCM VIN: 3G7DA03E42
Car came in on the hook. Customer complained of not being able to start or crank the car. Customer also stated key would not come out of lock cylinder. When key is turned to on position, mileage appears and then ERROR message displays. Car will allow gearshif...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L warning light VIN: 1G2ZF55BX6
hi everybody,thanks in advance and thanks for previous help. this car came to me from a body shop that restores salvaged wrecks. it was hit in the front and the drivers air bag deployed. thhre were no passengers so passenger air bag didn`t. the owner replaced ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L service reset VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ4
Hi dear friends i want to known if some can help me with the service reminder indicator, it says service now, im trying to reset with the odometer button and it only shows service reset, them i dont known what to do for this can be complete reset, another ques...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N8W
So customer complains of "chugging" upon decel and return to idle, especially in traffic jams. Dealer put DI cassette and plugs, didn't fix it. I never got the car to act up on me, had my helper drive it for fourty five minutes and it did it once. Tried to sta...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB41W61
Car came into our shop with MIL on we scaned and got a P0451 code. Put a new Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor on vehicle. no change, tested sensor in hand and sensor failed got new sensor ran test on the new one in hand it passed put it in the car and it had no affec... Trouble codes: P0451

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUED28D7X
Everybody says clean the throttle body which I may or may not do. I know that will fix the problem but what I'm finding is that at a certain age you start to admit that you're old, lazy, corrupt and possibly wrinkled as well and that diddling the laptop is a l...
2005 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L oil filter change VIN: TRUWF28N95
In order the change oil filter, the tray beneath engine has to come out. I had my doubts, because it looked like never removed before, and customer stated that it was done already once at Audi dealer. You may need following tools: 'triple square' 14 mm, torx T...
1997 BMW M3 3.2L Misfire codes VIN: WBSBG9324V
I want to thank all the gentlemen who wrote in and gave me hints about the problem. The main problem boiled down to a faulty VANOS unit, I presume that when the previous shop tightened down the unit without turning the gears to engage properly in the VANOS uni...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no forward gears VIN: WBADM634XX
Well after checking the wiring and trying a computer from a known good car I decided it was the transmission. Hard to beleive that with in 200 miles it would go bad from this company. I contacted the company and they are going to refund me the money for the tr...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ews VIN: WRAFB335X1
hi everybody i got 5 replies and thank to all of them.every body including me were very much shoure to have bad ews but in my surprise the other keys crank and start the car.know i`m looking to explain to the insuranse company to what and why goes wrong with t...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L starting VIN: 1G6EL13B7N
thanks to all tech. responded , those replies were very helpfull. problem was bad rodbearing . owner ask to put another engine in the car and get done with it. thanks again matt
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L various VIN: 1G6KS54Y4W
thanks guys for your replies! with my short finder I was able to trace where the loom went up through the dash, under the upper dash pad, across to the driver side of the dash then down the drivers side to where it runs behind a panel next to the e-brake pedal...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L alternator VIN: 1G6KD54Y4Y
Although the alternator would put out over 100 amps it would not charge more than 11.9 volts. I read some replys that said 12 volts was good on this vehicle but it let the battery run down over time. The alternator was replaced again and it charges fine at 14 ...
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Coolant reservoir VIN: 1GCDK14KXJ
Thanks for all the diagnostic tips. I believe the trans cooler was the culprit. The engine oil was clean, but the trans was murky. The customer said he had the trans serviced recently and the fluid just looked too dirty to me. I also pulled the intake just to ...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T0L
first of all thank everyone who responded i took this job over from another tech here not to say i would have went differently but i found out that i didn't have a 5 volt reference at the tps or map so i went hunting i disconnected the a/c high preasure switch... Trouble codes: 35 (idle air control).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1246V
Well guys i hate to do this but im going to have to close this one for now here is the info...I received alot of help on this one and i double checked all that was suggested, compression, leak down cylinders, swapped all ignition parts with known good off of a...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Fuel gauge, electric windows, doorlocks, interior VIN: 1G1NE52JX3
Hi Group, I am closing this post, as I said before this problem occured intermittently perhaps once or twice every 1000kms drive. As many of you mentionned to check the ignition switch and to check for codes which I did. Found nothing wrong in those areas, one...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L cannot fuel vehicle
got many thoughtful replies. most suggested evap vent lies and such. i replaced the tank, and now this truck accepts fuel normally. the only difference between the new and old tanks was the 4 fins above the rollover ck valve had been damaged by the customer wh... Trouble codes: P0446.
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L alarm & lights VIN: 2C3HC56F6T
Sorry it took long, it was the body control module all along
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46J7W
Greetings fellow technicians. The customer never returned to have me further diagnose the LDP solenoid control circuit problem. I received 4 replies for this one,75% stating that the PCM is most likely the issue here. I would have liked to get right at the PCM... Trouble codes: 1495 (Leak Detection Pump Solenoid Circuit).
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L speedo VIN: 2C3HD46JXX
Thanks to everyone who helped tested output signal at tcm with car in gear wheels spinning nothing pulled the output sensor tested resistance it was open went ahead and replaced the input sensor as i was informed there was a high failure rate with these sensor...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L transmission VIN: 1C3EL46X32
test cvi pressure. ok. i had another chrysler with the same controller so i borrowed it to test with. problem is with etax controller. replaced etax and test drive and no problems. thanks to all who replied.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7HF13Z5V
Well, we went and put on a reman master on and then the fronts locked up, but the rears wouldnt. So we put on a new master from the same company and now there is 1800 psi on the fronts and 700 on the rears, and all wheels lock up. thanks to all the replies, no...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L mil light on VIN: 1B7GL23Y9V
well i did not really find anything coclusive on this one but what i did was the low gear 4000 rpm and the let it cruise down method after leaving battery disconnected for a while. the flywheel was brand new, the transmission was replaced about 1000 miles ago,...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L engine VIN: 1B4HS28N9Y
thanks for your quick response.most of the responses were related to a ground strap on the firewall causing the noise, that was not the was a possible broken piston.i wouldnt rule that out. i will pull the vale cover on the left side and
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P7B
well we did get this gear out finaly, but the pb blaster alone just would not do the job. we ended up having to pull the oil pan and removing the oil pump to gain axcess to the bottom of the cam drive. then we drove it out from the bottom with a long punch. on...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L engine noise VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Thank You Ed. You nailed it. The small timing chain gear had come loose from it's swedging onto the cam. What an odd noise it was making. This 3.4L seems to have a common problem with this. There are many web sites regarding the issue of welding the cams. V8Sh...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L torsion bar
Well the dealer torsion bar was the right one.After moving adjuster arm to the level angle position from straight up and down and started to push end of arm up with 10''arm puller,I knew this was right.Thanks for all your help.
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L tcc VIN: 1FTRX18W91
thanks to all those who replied with fixes for this truck. I replaced torque twice and r&r valve body three times, replaced front pump, checked wiring and replaced solenoids, still could not get truck to keep from locking up torque converter upon trans engagem...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
thanks for the replys, it turned out that mice had got into some wires behind glove box area, we repaired the wires and truck works good !!
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L cooling system VIN: 1FDXE45F31
Thanks a lot for your replies I'm thinking as mentioned in some of the postings that if it ran fine most-likely injectors aren't leaking oil. For a couple reasons 1- if it were to leak high pressure oil from inj., area we would had a larger amount of oil in co...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge
Sorry that I took so long to reply...Thanks to all who took the time to help, but customer has decided to trade the vehicle in for a new one.. Sorry I could not post a fix... Again thanks to all...
2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Trailer Lights VIN: 1FMYUOBZ07
Hi Guys - A man and his IATN - A beautiful thang . I had a lot of useful info on this. At this time I am going with Jon from Mass. It seems that the trailer guys in my area are familiar with this drawtite modulite conv. # 118176 . I feel confident this will wo...
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTDT19W6T
Thank you to everyone who replied. After checking for corrosion isssues and doing available flow charts found that the encoder motor was bad but also could not shift the t-case manualy. The truck is now at the tranny shop and is getting repaired, I will talk w...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L speedometer/odometer VIN: 1GTDM19W7X
The 2 problems were not inter-related; though they both involved bad wiring. (1) Re-the speedometer/odometer, the solution was simply fixing the 'open' in the dark green wire (Pin 4 on Black Connector of the PCM to Pin B14 on IPC. The wire was broken within th...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L braking capacity VIN: 1GTEK19T73
Even though the braking still leaves something to be desired, I changed the pads to a cheaper grade with a more agressive friction material and installed steel braded lines and they are at least 20 - 30% better. I have the feeling that I may have to put up wit...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z03
after all the help from you guys we figured out it was the passenger side cat was clogged causing the right bank to misfire and giving us the rough idle and low compression. we replaced the entire y pipe assembly since the previous running problem most likely ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2003 GMC Top Kick 7.2L ABS Light
Thanks very much for your feedback. The fix was a new Bendix EBCM, just as instructed by the pinpoint test. This can be somewhat confusing, as this model has both the ATA Deutsch 1708 and OBD II DLC. So what to use? Both, as it turns out. Use the Tech II to co...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L left door VIN: 1HGCG2259W
Thanks to all that replied.You all headed me in the right direction.I removed the seat,got the door panel off without damaging it and put the glass up.Removed the rear glass channel and went after the latch with an air chisel slowly.Once most of the latch was ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on, Leak VIN: 1J4GL58K12
I wish I had found the root cause of this problem. Apparently from what everyone has said the Liberty has issues with hoses cracking all over the place. A small crack can cause an intermittent small leak code and be very difficult to find. Since the owner wo... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak detected).
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK13T13
Well, this car is finally done. I wouldn't call it fixed though. What we ended up doing at the end was flushing the injectors. We took it to the emmissions site and just barely passed HC. And by the way, we didn't used an OEM or bolt on cat, we put on a Walker...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3537Y
Thanks for the replies, but we did not get the chance to fix this one. Customer decided if it is going to need a computer(which is what we were leaning toward) he wanted to take to dealer where a friend of his worked. I am almost certain it needed a new PCM, b...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs /traction control VIN: WDBRF61J43
it is gone it was the seals I got 3 replys in about 2 hr after posting it a 830pm the relucter is in the seals the give away is in the seals are magnetic I was carefull as to how I put them in I used a wood block and a malit and also how far I drove them in sp...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L fault code VIN: 1MEFM58U3Y
The vehicle is fixed as far as the customer will allow. The 'CHECK ENGINE' light no longer illuminates and the evaporative emissions system is functioning properly. The PCM still sets fault code P0460-fuel level sensor circuit fault. The customer does not want... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system leak detected), P0460 (Fuel level sensor circuit fault).
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