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1996 Acura RL 3.5L P.S. pump VIN: JH4KA9657T
Hello all, I have this Acura RL that goes through p.s. pumps every 10k, I replaced the original pump due too noise/whine and lack of power steering, I replaced it with a reman from world pac, all was fine I evan flushed the system. It came back in about 10k fo...
1998 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L monitors VIN: JH4DB8580W
i replaced the cat. then cleared the code. i drove the car until all but 1 monitor was reset, which will pass the emmission test here in missouri.car was taken to test station and there it showed 3 monitors not reset which is a failure.car was brought back and...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUZL54B8Y
This is a weird one, and I pretty much need another brain to pick other than my own. Last week this vehicle filled it's fuel tank with water. I pumped all fuel and water out of tank and prepared to remove for cleaning. I cranked the car over a few more time t...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E63
I hope some one can help me .This audi will not fire cyl 1 no spark swaped coils still no spark. power and grounds ok coil is getting signal from ecm nice clean sig. not sure where to go from here. Thanks for any help you can send my way Tom [...]
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGJ8329T
car was brought in with no radio volume. checked codes in radio circuit. had code for ibus collision. had another car, so we swapped out all radio componetnts and amplifier, disconnected phone, still no audio. has anyone ever heard of this problem before? than...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L whistle VIN: WBAGH834XY
Hi guys I have this 740 and it has a very loud whistle at idle or sometimes cruise. If I pull up the dip stick it goes away. I found alittle info on the pcv system but I don't know what to get or what its called. The dealer metioned a oil sep. or a sucking jet...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4USCN33442
Need some input on a code in the A/T module. I have a Code 151 CAN Brake signal. I checked the wiring diagram and the A/T module uses the same brake contact as the brake lamps, could the brake switch still cause this code?
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L mil VIN: WBABS53432
Car came in with a check engine light. Pulled codes #P0740 Torque Converter clutch circuit open #P0741 Torque converter clutch circuit performance or stuck off. Are these cars having problems with the actual converters or is it a programming issue? We reprogr...
1975 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L compressor VIN: 6L67S50413
Trying to help a guy restoring an eldorado convertable. Converted to 134A refrigant. Compressor is reman unit, and works great if you jumper coil. Compressor will not engage from the control head. Car has automatic temperature control, and we do not have any s...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
hi guys. i need some help from cadillac techs. the ac compressor will not engauge. the system is full(just recharged today). i checked the car for codes, no codes. checked compressor relay-ok. i can engauge clutch with my scanner but when i turn the air on i g...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L starter VIN: 1G1YY33P9P
Hi all, This one is a stumper. Customer drove vehicle previously. No problems. Came back to vehicle later and would not crank. All dash lights light up. Security light is on while turning key. I have power at the starter enable relay small yellow wire and bla...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19M6T
This truck has been around from shop to shop, with no problem found. MIL is on, but no codes and will not clear with scan tool or discnnecting battery. We install new ecm, but same thing. Removed dash unit to test wiring, found brown with white wire from ecm g...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Brakes VIN: 1GBJC34R8X
This truck has a very hard brake pull to the right, while driving forward and to the left while driving in reverse. The vehicle will exhibit this pull even while coasting in the parking lot at very low speed. Brake wear front and rear, left to right has always...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K7X
THIS FOR A CO-WORKER,.. original complaint was no heat,..intake gasket was leaking,.NO driveability problems at that time. Replaced gaskets,..delivered car 3 days later check engine light on,..idles good when cold,..as engine warms up noticeable "shake" and in... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel trim system lean bank 2), P0305 (cly 5 misfire)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14WXV
This truck died going down the road now it will not restart. Has good spark and fuel pressure. The injectors are not getting ground to all of them. Have replaced the ECM and checked all the sensors. Has anybody ran into to this before.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L reverse VIN: 1GCHK29143
well maintained(serviced) allison trans just started acting up during last snow storm . ie no reverse and range shift inhibited message on display. shut off truck,restarted prob disappeared and hadnt reoccured till yesterday found code p0743. clear code and it...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H3T
Have this chrysler that I can't get communication on. I have tryed our Mastertech and our DRB 3. I retrieved code 12, 14, and 55 through the MIL flashing. Customer complaint is a stalling condition after it warms up. They have had PCM and distributor replaced ... Trouble codes: 12 (14 -), 14 (55 -), 55
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L timing chain VIN: 1B7GG23X2P
Simple question that I hope someone can answer. When timing chain breaks does this motor bend valves. I can not find this info anywhere. Thank you in advance.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L cluster ?
Hello all - 1997 Grand Caravan, v6 auto, Will not start. Will crank for a few seconds if shifted out of park & into nuetral, but will not start. Shift back into park, it will crank for a few seconds & not start. Cranks for a few seconds only, then quits. Clu...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L TCC lockup VIN: 1B7MC3360X
This is my father's truck, he's had it since new and the only trouble its ever given him other than a couple of batteries are a crank sensor and the injector pump, all were before truck went out of factory warranty so its been a while since something has happe...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L abs system VIN: 1B7MF33711
the customer explained that the abs will activate under slow stoppping situations. i was able to re create the issues at hand. using the modis i was able to watch the left front abs sensor drop the signal out at all speeds. the signal looks more like a cranks...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HR58N62
When this vehicle first came into my shop the complaint was a check engine light on and somtimes it would die and not restart for 45 minutes. I originally could not duplicate the problem, and I recommended replacing the crank sensor. After replacing the crank ... Trouble codes: P0340 (No cam signal at pcm)
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L alternator VIN: 1FTEX14N2G
had to tow vehicle in because of a dead battery. charged battery up and checked voltage at battery with engine running. had no charging voltage. i replaced the alternator and still no charge. i have checked the wires at the alternator for the proper voltages a...
1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Fuel guage VIN: 1FTHF36L2H
Fuel guage on front tank worked fine prior to R+I pumps. Now,it reads empty all the time on both tanks. When I disconnect the selector valve electrical connector, the guage reads full. Voltage on the Yellow/blue wire (feed for the front fuel level sensor) read...
1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starts & dies VIN: 1FACP45E2M
engine was started by customer & reved up & died. engine now will start & run approx 1-2 seconds & dies. engine will continue to run on carb clean. we do have injector pulse.fuel pressure is correct. the code 66 for the maf .test was performed & lead us to rep... Trouble codes: 66 (maf), 98 (hard fault present)
1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U7N
Greetings fellow techs.Vehicle towed to shop.Was a surge poor idle and died with no start.Cranked engine and vehicle started.At warm up it started to hunt for idle very bad to the point of a die condition.Performed KOEO and retrieved code 159.Checked MAF v and... Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO 159 MAF circuit)
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFX28L8V
Hey Guys, Got a problem here, not very familiar with ford evap problems yet, code 1451, evap vent control solenoid fault. I am not sure if I am on the right valve yet but I thought it would be the one in back on the canister, in the spare tire area. I replace... Trouble codes: 1451 (Evap Vent Control Solenoid Fault)
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU24E3V
Ford Techs please help! Explorer was towed in,first thing customer said was he thinks timing chain jumped.Ran fine the night before,shut off,when restarted in morning it started and stalled.Customer said he could get it to restart but then quit.When I tried to...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Speaker VIN: 1FALP45XOV
Vehicle making a static noise through the radio when vehicle is running. Same static noise when radio on key on for a short period of time, same interval as fuel pump being commanded on. When fuel pump turn off initially noise goes away. Static noise continue ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P6Y
Vehicle came in with misfire code & lean code. Misfire was bad ignition wire and we found the typical pcv hose problem and a vacuum leak at the intake. Reset kam and LTFT @ idle sits around +24. MAF works great. Baro reading is dead in along with volts and gra...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Differential VIN: 2FTRX18W71
Hi, everyone. This pickup has a constant noise from the rear differential. Sounds like a bearing noise on road test, but when listening with a stethoscope on hoist, it is hard to pinpoint like you usually can with apinion or side bearing. The whole diff just s...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10DX1
This darling little pickup came in for a rough, rolling idle. Vaccuum reading @ idle is about 7 in or so, and it has both a MAF and MAP sensor, so apparently when the vaccumm is that low, the MAP thinks it's under load and gives her plenty of fuel. There is a ...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Crank sensor VIN: 1FMYU02B21
Car was towed in for dying. scan checked found code po320 (crank circuit). Removed crank sensor found destroyed by flywheel. Inspected flywheel visually looks fine. Installed new crank sensor, started engine, could here flywheel hitting sensor. Gets worse when...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power steering VIN: 1FAHP34302
hard steering and PS noise, level is full till running then runs empty when running , added PS fluid when running and then started leaking out from both ends of the rack and still hard and noisy. after it leaked out what we added, the leak stopped, not sure if...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAP33P93W
Customer towed vehicle in for a crank no start issue. Checked for fuel pressure, none, found bad fuse in under hood block. Replaced fuse and now have approx 45 psi fuel pressure while cranking although fuel pressure is now erratic. checked for spark, ok. and a...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW211T7
Truck came in after stalling with out restarting. Found three fuses blown continously and found the idm was fried. replaced fuses and idm but still no start. I now get two codes that were not there before u0105 and u0306. While watching my scanner data i see t... Trouble codes: U0105, U0306
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FAFP24135
Hi fellow technicians... Customer brought car to my shop with intermittent cluster failure (tach and speedo) would drop to 0 on while driving and intermittent A/C blowing hot. Took it for test drive, A/C worked OK but tach and speedo would drop off to nothing ...
1993 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14A4P
This truck start's and run's well but check engine light comes on with o2 sensor rich code and then goes out when accelerating. Will come back on after sitting in traffic at idle and then goes out when accelerating.Also there's no cross count's recorded or see... Trouble codes: 02, SENS0, R1CH
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L endgate VIN: 1GKET12SX4
Interesting car, the tailgate on this vehicle is inop, no power window operation, tailgate does not open. Replaced control module in tailgate, and it worked for 3 minutes and then it stopped working again. The module has no bus communication when the system is...
1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L hydraulic system VIN: 4S6CG58V7R
I can't bleed this system. The slave cylinderis new and has a bleed screw, the master cylinder is new also. I can tell that fluid is moving from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder when the bleed screw is opened. There is good gravitational flow. When a ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1HGCG1653X
We replaced a battery on a customer's Honda Accord LX and now we have an inop radio with the display "ERR 2" on radio. Any help on unlocking/clearing this error code would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L anti theft system VIN: 456DM58W02
motor runs if i jump the starter solenoid with no ses lite and runs like a champ. the issue here is. if i crank it the anti theft lite flashes which i think the anti theft is still arm. MOD does not have a lot of reference fo a possible fix. anti theft lite on...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45L22
This car came in dead on the hook. It had no fuel pressure and scanned a code 335 {no crank signal}. It also won't show cranking RPM on the scanner while cranking. There was no power to the fuel pump. I found there was power to the fuel pump relay but no ECM g... Trouble codes: 335 (no crank sensor signal)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78S9V
this jeep has an idle problem only when in gear.it does not misfire at any time even though it had a #2 cyl.misfire ccode stored.runs great on the road,no hesitation or stumble,idles perfect when in neutral or park.when idle in gear,it would suddenly choke dow... Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Headlights, instrument cluster VIN: 1J4G248SXY
First thanks for any help you may be able to give me, we are an Import car shop and don't usually work on Jeeps. Last week the speedo stopped working,today the vehicle came in w/no exterior or interior lights or instrumentation. only the dome light works,A/C, ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KNDJA7237Y
Hi Guys, This Kia came in and we found the clutch gone, running bad and missing. We replaced the clutch and found crank sensor wires melted, thought that was probably the problem with how it was running. Replaced the sensor, still running poorly. Found no spar...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
hello techs! i have a land rover that failed an e-test. it failed on CO 4x the limit amount at 2500 rpm. car is running rich. O2 voltage is .920v steady, i ran the vehicle with a vac. leak, it made no changes. any ideas guys? thanks. Trouble codes: P0130, P1158
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPC1443X
The ABS light is on and has been an issue for the customer for some time. We have seen the vehicle on and off and at times the light is not on. Now it is. We have scanned the ABS system for codes and have found one code?. It is 62, 83, 0, 01. vehicle is not ex...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
-day 1: ok guys, here is one that is turning me inside out. customer has had all listed components replaced before coming to my shop. came in for a smog pre-test. readings listed below(excessively rich, major gp) are for 15mph and 25mph test, not idle and crui...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28414
This Mazda has its radiator cooling fans running all the time. We checked coolant level and all is ok. customer complained of the noise and had no other problem. My Alldata does not give me a very good diagram for the vehicle. Is there an ECTS and what other s...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1-2 & 2-3 shifts VIN: 1161201201
Initial 1-2 and 2-3 shift points are above normal. After that , all shifts are considerably higher speed if at all. The solenoid at the right rear corner of trans (I think is the kickdown solenoid) has a brn/grn wire going to it and there is another solenoid o...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBCA25D7L
No A/C operation. Evacuated and converted to R134. Ran A/C but no compressor engagement. No voltage at compressor. Compressor operates and A/C blows cold when jumped to B+. Jumped across pressure switch no change. Checked for voltage signal into ecm. Voltage p...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J82
helo to all when i remove the fuse #1 cable at the front pre fuse box drain goes down to 120 m A . this pwr. to interior fuse box. driver side left of dash. when i remove fuse 21,22,30,31, goes back down to 120mA . nothing is constant.install 1 or more goes to...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Low on power VIN: JN1CZ14S9X
This is a customers car that has a strange complaint. The customer states ( I have verified exact complaint) that the first 5 minutes of driving car after sitting and dead cold the car runs great. After 4-5 minutes all power drops off. There are no missing or ...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Coolant VIN: JN8HD17Y1R
Good morning. Please note that this vehicle has a factory 5 speed standard transmission, not an automatic as this VIN stated. The cooling system has oil in it causing all the coolant hoses to be saturated in oil. There is no oil cooler on this vehicle and no o...
1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L Digital Dash VIN: 1G3EV11C9J
I have been fighting this vehicle for the past 2 weeks. We seem to have the correct voltages in the correct places and correct grounds to this dash according to the print out. We have replaced the central power supply with an after market reman unit and also ...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 165DGH76J8
i un hooked battery to clear codes becuase i changed o2 sensor why cuase custermer had bought it,fixed vaccums and checked grounds.with in 10 mins. car stalled twice end gave codes 23 air temp sensor open,43 est failure,53 over voltage.same codes was wondering... Trouble codes: 23 (air temp sensor), 43 (est), 53 (over voltage)
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G56DUN765
car starts and runs good but isant chargeing and when i hooked up my computer to it its freezeing up my screen or just no comunication at all on reading codes or data stream,what gives fix on problem to get a diffrent one,any help thanked ahead of time any que...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L no start VIN: 1G3HY54C5L
vehicle came in as a no start found crank sensor to be taped in and broken do to a bad balancer. after repair i found crank sensor has no signal out of it. checked crank and cam sensor has good power and ground voltage drop on the ground is.01. pin out tested ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L emissions VIN: 1G2NE52M4W
Have checked out the sensor. with atompheric pressure in the tank the sensor reads 1.3-1.4 V. When running the vehicle and activating the Canister purge and Canister vent solenoids, it causes the sensor to change states. I am thinking it is a intermittent FTP ...

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1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAEB7409E
Hi again, fellow techs. Unfortunately, as higher priority jobs have prevailed, I have not had a chance to get this car back in and check out the advice offered. Thanks to all who responded.
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAF931XM
Thanks for all the help. I found that the inj. ballance test was low. Veh had been sitting up for over 2 1/2 years. Screen in inj. were blocked up and after cleaning veh ran ok. Thanks once again Louis
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power windows VIN: WBAGJ8327W
thanks for all the info. i replaced the window switch with one from another car of the same (that worked) with no results. bought a new switch and all is ok.go figure
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans program VIN: WBABS33482
After checking connections we decided to reprogram computer with latest updates. It has been on the road for a week and a half. So far no problem.Will post on it again if unit comes back.
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCGC29KON
Thanks to all who helped with this truck. Many said to replace the distributor because the magnets can be problematic. We did that and no change. So in summary we replaced the EGR and module, distributor and coil, IAC, Map, plugs and wires, temp sender, tps an...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Harsh P-D,P-R,1-2 shift VIN: 1GTCS19Z1S
Well,we finally got this one-the guys that mentioned the feeds to the pressure control solenoid were in the know.I didnt bring home the numbers with me but upon checking the voltages feeding said solenoid we found them to be off michells test parameters.After ...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L trans
thank you for all the good replies. most said to inspect low roller clutch, and a few said to check the fwd roller. could not see any damage, and could not make them slip by hand. replaced both roller clutches, 2/4 band, 2/4 servo pin, cleaned servo pin bore(s...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GNEC16R7X
Thanks for all your help We found that the PCM had the wrong gear ratio entered for the flash. So we had to get a new VCI # from GM and then reflash the computor & that fixed the problem. Thanks again for all your Help! Steve
2004 Chevrolet Venture Plus 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDX23E94
I have not had customer return yet so I could continue diagnostics. Most replies agree that the ftp sensor should read around zero with fuel cap removed witch it didn't. If I get vehicle back that is the direction I will take. Thanks to all for their help. Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak detected).
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ5656H
thanks to all you who took the time to respond. I replaced the distributor and the car started right up. Thanks again Lee [...]
1988 Dodge D150 5.2L Battery voltage VIN: 1B7FD14YXJ
You are the best out there in the business. Having this as an additional resouorce is great.Keep up the good work. It ended up being a temerature issue with the battery.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L park lights, wipers, headlamps,courtsey lamps VIN: 2B4GP2437V
I am going to call this van fixed. All the time i was working on it i could get the parking lights on at the relay. I even had a ground signal from the BCM to the relay when i checked it. Today i started over from scratch and found no ground signal to relay fr...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Fluid Level VIN: 2B4FP2531X
We tried many different things.We replaced the valve body & the filter,then the pump,the cooler line bypass valve,& the solenoid pack.We checked the cooler lines & cooler for flow.The vent was ok.We finally decided to fill the transmission as recomended by Jer...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AN4Y
Thanks for input guys. Was talking to customer and he mentioned if he topped the fuel right off that it dripped on the ground. Thought he must be spilling it. Hooked the smoke machine back up, pinched off vent and still no leaks. At that point I took the gas c... Trouble codes: P0442, P1282, P0455.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44381
well this seems to be fixed, replaced ignition switch. van has been gone for a week without a problem, thanks for the replies all were of help Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353.
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FACP41E6L
Had Some Great Help On This One. It Was Said You Have To Update ECM To 1994 To Get Data On Scan Tool. We Ordered A Used Harness And ECM For A 1994 Ford 5.0 Automatic So It Can Be Updated. I An Sure When We See The Data We Can Fix The Cold Run Problem. We Did N...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FDKF38G6S
Thank you Ron Miller, Jim [...] and Pat Herman, the problem was the speedometer. Sending the wrong info to computer. Thanks to all! Ray
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L OBD drive cycles VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
finally did set and pass the cat monitor,customer took a 5 hour drive out of state,everything on this vehicle was ok always reached operating temp.all other monitors had passed previosly,still have no explanation why took so long to set the cat monitor,i had d...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
Thanks for the reply on this truck. Have learnt heaps about this transmission. the fix was we removed the valve body reair tested all ok. Dismantle new valve body polished all valves. reassembly refitted. roadtested all gears and lock up good. Thanks again f...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Interior VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
thanks to Pete [...] the #16 fuse was missing i now reaffirm my thoughts of not trusting anyone until i confirm it this van was at a different shop for a week with no results then i got it and did i get it i trusted their answers to questions instead of check...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unknown VIN: 1FTYRX4D91
Okay folks... radiator was calcified on lower 6 cores... Removed the radiator, cut off the tanks and low and behold... concrete... Thanks for all the help...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Drivers Window VIN: 1FAFP55232
Thanks for the help. Found a chaffed wire under the dash from the Gem module causing the short. Talked with the dealer and found this is a common occurence on these models.
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L r.f ligh VIN: 2FN7A51462
The Windstar is repaired after fem module replacement I had it programmed This got the ground control side of the right lights working corectly I than traced out power control wire [wt/rd ] and found a cut in it by the power distribution box Thanks to all who ...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L mach audio
Hey guys, quick update. Customer understood that components needed to be removed & tested, just does not have time to leave it at the shop yet. If I come up with an answer, I will re-post! Thanks!
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW0743K
we did fix this truck, upon further inspection we found the crank sensor connector had some contamination inside the connector itself. looked like the compressor clutch hub is wearing out and has thrown debris right at the connetor, we cleaned out the connecti... Trouble codes: P0320.
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7673P
Thanks to all who replied three or four replies hit the nail on the head. We replaced the after-market O2 sensor with a Honda sensor and the problem was solved. The parts supplier had known they had a problem but did not advise anyone of the issue. Thanks to E... Trouble codes: 43 (O2 sensor or fuel delivery system).
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ2221R
thanx for all the replies, the second problem was the the ecm(possibly damaged by the reversed wiring)thanx again, as usual iatn rocks!!!
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 1FJG65SZ54
We removed intake again to visually and pressure test. We sealed off plenum water hoses and saw where head looked porous above head seam on left head. This vehicle is honestly not worth a head gasket job let alone the addition of a new or welded head and who k...
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine vibration
The valves were done under a TSB that some of you sent to me-thanks! The vibration is much better, but its still there, especially at 4000rpm. It's going back to the dealer as per Chrysler head office! We will see what happens. Basically in 2.5 years, they wil...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1447X
Finally found someone to scan the truck and it turns out that the abs pump switch had failed, we replace the pump assembley with and used one and all is good
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L flywheel VIN: JTHBD19292
Thanks to all who replied, the consensus is the flywheel has to much play. I also found a spec for runout, .004, this one has .010. Also Kevin mentioned that aftermarket solid flywheels are available for some vehicles. Found some for Lexus. HiPo lightweight al...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Starting VIN: WDBA45A4DB
Well this one is fixed..would like to thank all that responded. Most suggested that the neutral safety switch was the problem. After jumping the 2 #50 pins the vehicle still did not start. We dug a little further and found the fuse going to the neutral safety ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L central lock vac. pump VIN: WDBDA28D5P
I ended up replacing trunk lock assembly and vac. pump motor to solve the power drain problem. Thanks to the five guys who responded to me, your help was very much appreciated and very useful.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBEB31E9S
ok,thank you to all who responded there were some very good ideas & the support was wonderful.Heres the deal,my friend & other shop foreman drove the vehicle with me monday 4/23 & felt as if was a timing issue.I removed the valve cover again & inspected the ti...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L No Start VIN: 4M2XV11T9X
thanks to all replies. W e remove the dash to inspect the harness . but we dont find any wire melted o short. after we put back . no more problem with the fuse. we have the car for more few days . we tell the customer what we did . He take that way. still we d...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start
Thanks to all who replied. The customer is not repairing car and selling as is. I will most likley buy it and will persue the problem later. Thanks again all
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNICA2IDYS
Hey guys, thanks for all of the replies. I have phoned the customer and he does not want to bring it back untill in happens again. Thank you for the ideas and when I get it back I will go through all of them. Thanks again.
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
I am closing this one out for now. The vehicle is still not fixed. I am not getting any codes but egr, evap and cat. monitors will not run even after numerous drive cycles as outlined in the fac. tsb updated drive cycle. I have tested numerous input and output... Trouble codes: P1447.
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Trans VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
hi guys, I want to thank you all for responding. I was able to speak to the daughter of the owner, who was driving the car when the chain went. She mentioned that the transmission was working fine before the car quit running. So I went back to the begining. ...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L interior carpet/trunk VIN: 1G2HZ5412Y
Most of you said to blow out the drains in the sunroof, i can find/reach the ones in the front but not the rear of the sunroof.
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