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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L electric window VIN: WAUEH24B8Y
This Audi came in with the left rear window in the down position. I removed the window motor, toggle the switch and the motor will operate for 20 seconds, rotating in the down direction. It will not operate in the up position at all. With the key on, and the w...
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAGB4315L
ok car came in with surging at idle & no power when turning wouldnt accel eng light came on.scanned had 2 o2 codes 21 10 fuel pressure at idle was 40psi 47 with reg unhooked under load it is the same as as idle.i found many vac leaks repaired. o2 was dead not ... Trouble codes: 10 (o2), 28 (o2)
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L rear brakes VIN: WBAHE6320S
rear brake rotors drag from pads not releasimg full causing extreme overheat.Not sure of all lines on abs unit operations-HV etc.Do I release pressure to install pads at caliper or abs unit lines and does it need to be activated to do this.Have had same proble...
1995 Buick Century Special 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1213456789
thank you for your time with this car its a 95 buick with a 2.2 i loose cyl 1&4 on a load no spark it has 2 new coils and new plugs ,wirers and module and pcm and prom from gm i let it idle and they come back
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L road sensing struts VIN: 1G6KD52B7S
What has to be done to eliminate the check suspension light when front struts are replaced with regular struts,{no electrical connection at struts].A 3wire plug is at each front strut.
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L oil pressure light VIN: 1G6EL12Y5V
Car came into my shop, customer requested that we install new oil pressure switch for oil leak. Installed new switch. Oil light is on and IPC indicates "stop engine, low oil pressure" installed 2nd switch, same problem. Don't know if this problem was occuring ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L high beams, windows, radio, fuel door VIN: 1G6KE54Y2W
Caddy techs please help. Only code is for high beam operation.All these systems, windows,high beams, radio were intermittant but I got lucky and they now do not work at all. I can control the low beams but not the high with my Tech 2 the scan data for the high...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: W06UR54R5Y
this car intermittenly overheats. coolant level is ok. test drove 5 miles - ok. had running in stall 1 hour, temp gauge cycled just above and below middle of gauge, with the cycling of fans. test drove again, temp ok. let idle again, and temp gauge pegged with...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, loss of power VIN: 2GCEK19SXX
So I have this 6.5 turbo that likes to cloud everything in sight with thick black smoke. It especially does it under load , but does it also under medium and heavy acceleration. Started off had no fuel pressure (i know fuel pressure has to do with injection ti...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1B152W1T
help; this caprice came in runs rough warm. feels like missfire. put it on scope in drive under load cly 2-4-6-8 seems to have problem with fire line and spark line on scope when its running rough. on even clyinders from fire line to spark line does not start ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 missfire), P0300 (mutiple missfire)
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L security system VIN: 1G1ND52J02
I have 2 different cars with nearly identical symptoms. About once a week,they will (crank, but) not start. Security light flashes. They will set a HISTORY code of B2960. Nothing current.They also have some U codes in history. One set U1016, U1040,U1088, and U...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L unknown
Vehicle is coming back today, symptoms returned 2 weeks after previously in, bled brakes at that time, pedal was fine when vehicle left. Brake pads are fairly new, nothing had been done to the brakes for several months when the customer first experienced conce...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling fans VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
customer states that cooling fans run almost constantly.we had replaced upper rad hose and bled system accordingly.within a couple weeks one of the cooling fans bearings became noisey so we replaced both fans as they are sold as an assembly.customer came back ...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H6Y
This was diagnosted by the dealer as bent valves.Started tear down and got to the intake and decided to check compression.Left head 110 to 125 right head 130 to 135 there goes the bent valve idea.I think the cylinders are washed down seeing how I'm the 3rd one...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7FL26XXT
this time we have replaced cap,rotor plugs and wires with no help at all. Runs good for the first minute or so then begins to break down. Gets worse the hotter the engine gets.lost on this one hope someone has hed this problem before. any help would be appreci...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F2T
Vehicle first brought in for Check engine light and mis-fire. Found code 34 multiple misfire. Replace Spark Plugs, Wires and V/C Gasket because spark plugs were filling up with oil fro V/C gasket leak. Cleared codes. Next day vehicle brought back for light on ... Trouble codes: 34 (multiple misfire)
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD4R6XH
Ok we Thought we fixed car with a bad CMP and CRK Sensors.. Car would not cut out and die on us so sent to customer they of course had the problem happen then we got car back and finally with some luck found that the Number six coil was getting grounded out by... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ingnition coil 6), P1391 (Intermiten loss of CMP and or CKP)
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on, NO BUS VIN: 1B3N7J34DX
Hi and thank you for your time. I have this Durango with a "No communication, No start problem" I can communicate with every module on the ccd bus except the PCM. Instrument cluster blinks milage 10 time then blinks "NO BUS" after keying on. I checked fuses ch...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L 2-3 intermittentupshift VIN: 1D7HG48X63
47,781 miles and there is an intermittent delayed or no 2-3 upshift when under a load. Example taking off from a stop going uphill using med to heavy throttle the transmission will shift into 2nd but you may have to let completely of gas before it will shift i...
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, spark knock VIN: 1FTCR214T6
this truck came in for multiple oil leaks. after changing above parts, customer took truck on a trip. brought back to the shop after the trip for a coolant leak and no power. after replacing thermostat and radiator, truck has a erratic idle, no power under acc...
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP47V3T
Hello, I am in desperate need of some help with this one and you guys have never let me down. I rebuilt an engine on this Mustang Cobra SVT. The car came to me with a nasty lower end noise so I never really ran or drove the car for fear of further damage. Upon...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L power locks VIN: 1FALP62W7V
I have instalded 2 circut breakers on this car and it pops them in 2 weeks. Car came into shop today to see why breaker keeps blowing. I have unpluged all power window motors and switches even moon roof motor and module. As soon as you put in circut breaker in...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc engagement VIN: 1FALP57U9V
Hello all, and thanks in advance for reading thru this. The customer's complaint was adressed last week for a cold start and stall when backing out of the garage and into the street. P1742 and P1743 were stored, diagnosed, repaired and cleared last week. Upon ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, CRANK NO START VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
First, let me begin by saying I generally do not work on diesel vehicles. I have some background and understanding but little experience and even less diesel specific equipment... but the truck belongs to a good friend and he is patient... though not patient e...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L servo VIN: 1FAFP53S8W
Hi; We have a bit of a problem diagnosing this vehicle. It came in a few days ago for a no brake light issue and shift interlock problem. The cruise control would not disengage with application of brake pedal. Brake light switch failed test and was replaced. b...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX07L3W
got one here for all you ford guys. tryed to smog this thing and it failed on hc and co. while testing found that when you hold it at about 2200 rpm the ltft goes to -25 on both banks and short term goes jumping around the -10 area. the injector pulse is at 3.... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Safety VIN: 1AFP36382W
Key will not come out of ign switch also the shift interlock is not holding in park looks like the key inhibit solonid is not releasing what ever tells the solonid to release is not talking we ck all fuses we have power also brake lights work any information w...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Intake manifold VIN: 1FAFP42XX2
Has anyone had a coolant leak between the aluminum coolant crossover & intake manifold? Coolant leak was worse when weather was colder. Removed intake & unbolted crossover and found 2 different rubber seals that seal the crossover. Ford does not offer these se...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP31323
This vehicle came in as no start. Initially there was no spark, crank and cam sensors were replaced all the wires from these sensors to the computer were checked. There is cranking rpm at the computer and on the scanner. After a while we had spark but the vehi... Trouble codes: 320 (Eratic ignition)
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L unintended acelerate VIN: KM8SB73D15
Vehicle will apparently take off by itself, customer trys to stop it by braking,, but cannot hold it back, woahhh Nelly! It happens once a week or so, had it back to the dealer who claims they have never heard of it before? When it happens, he either has to tu...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Dash Lights VIN: JNKCA31AYT
I have a Infinity here with a dash illumination problem. replaced old fluorescent bulb with new from dealer and the bulb lights up half way very bright and the other half is dimer. Old bulb was very dim all a cross. Just wondering if there somthing missed.All ...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58Z4N
well its back no spark replaced mod & pick up coil & coil know good parts off running donner & ecm i think it has a bad ground got book out ck wire scm it said it has ecm relay can not find it does any one know were it is can any one help me thank you Roger St...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1J4GW58N3Y
Hey all you Jeep technicians. I have a slight problem with this 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 liter. When it is started it will raise the rpm above 1500 and sometimes even higher. Of course the customer would put it into gear almost immediately and the vehicle ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1J4GW58S24
Hi all, first time asking for help here (not bad for 3 years of being on my own). Hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction, and maybe I overlooked something fairly simple. Original complaint was no heat. Found blend doors not moving. R&R dash an...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Limp home, code 63 VIN: JT8UF11EXN
Car came in with transmission shifting complaints and OD light flashing. Car goes into limp home and starts in higher gear. Had codes 63 for #2 solenoid valve or circuit and code 67 for direct clutch speed sensor. Fluid looks clean, no debris in pan. Replace t...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Interior VIN: JT8VK13T6P
this vehicle is blowing the 10amp gauge fuse.we installed a new fuse and it will not blow right away.road tested vehicle and fuse blows again.we can not find a pattern to when the fuse blows.we are asking if anyone hase seen a common fault that may cuase this ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interrior lites VIN: 1FAKLJBF65
lites inside vehicle wont shut off at all, unless i pull fuse. have not had time to really get into this animal,just wondering if this is goin to be a common fault, like a door latch or module issue or anything to start me off first thing in the am or afternoo...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window, locks, mirrors VIN: WDBJF65F0W
former tech from our station needs help. power mirrors, locks, & windows for front doors are intermittently inoperative. they both will fail at the same time. suspect a harness connection failure versus door modules since problem is with both doors at the same...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, *3 injector shutdown VIN: HJGAB54E4X
has poor idle and kills inj for #3 after detecting misfire, if not allowed to idle, runs great until iy returns to idle and pcm misfire monitor detects an error on power balance through crank sensor ssignal speed and kills injector. everything has been done by... Trouble codes: P0303
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L no start VIN: 4N2DN11W6R
car was towed in as crank, no start. vehicle died while driving. test found no spark. further testing found the white/red wire going to coil does not have 12.5 volts. when you turn on ignition, voltage is 9.5 volts if you disconnect egr solenoid & iac valve vo...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1NDL01D21C
The car cranks over but does not start, I have spark but no injector pulse, good power and ground circuits to the ecm, good continuity to the injectors from the ecm connector harness, scanner shows rpm and injector pulse when cranking but the injectors are not...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3WH52H9Y
This car idles fine when you accelerate it starts to dog down like clogged cat.checked fuel pressure was fine doesnt drop. checked the egr and on light acceleration it was opening 100% and dogging down dont know if it was normal..i disconnected it and now it a... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P0300
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L ign lock VIN: YS3EF48E9X
hi, on this saab the key will not come out of the ign lock cyl.it turns off just fine,goes into park just fine also. i checked for bullitons and found none that adress this. thanks for any help you can offer.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF55K52
this saab came in 2 weeks ago with no compression, found all exhaust valves bent, replaced exhaust valves and lifters, new chains and tensioners and of course all new plugs, gaskets, etc... Now car runs good but when first started up when cold car bucks, missf...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3GN87R4Y
Need some ideals please. This vehicle came back after we replace waterpump & timing belt. At the same time we replace plugs (NGK),the three wires,fuel filter & cleaned throttle body. Now we have po300 & po303. Freeze frame showed 300 & 303 to occur at 597 rpm,... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K04
Customer states intermitent no start. Condition is after a 15 minute hot soak. We confirmed twice in 30 attempts. Cam timing was off 1 tooth. CKP and CMP sensor patterns OK while testing with engine running. No codes stored. Master tech and the old pac Pro cou...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L fresh air venting VIN: WVWNA23B4Y
Greetings everyone I have a VW Passat that has this exhaust type smell coming through the fresh air vents when idling for [...] or so after the vehicle has been driven for awhile problem disappears when the vents are switched to recirculation or when the v...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Driver side belt latch VIN: 3VWCK21C01
Hello techs. You have helped out so much and really need help on this one. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I checked the air bag codes on this beetle and found a 0591 d/s belt latch code. Replaced due to it's common failure history as I've heard. N...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I am almost sure I have read about this code and a cure here on aitn but can't locate the cure onthe search function. Thanks for listening. Scott Trouble codes: P1582
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWPD63B82
good afternoon techs,heres the problem.this vw loses ac compressor at random.no ac is the customer complant.we completely recharged and pulled 60 mins. vacuum on this unit . test drove the car today,after charging it last evening,test drove it several times to...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L brake light on dash VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
Brake light in dash stays on all the time.Scanned computer found no codes ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LS5576W
This car will sometimes stall while driving & will sometimes restart immediately, other times hard to restart. I spoke with dealer about the Key Antenna ring. They tell me this car does not have the immobilizer system. When it first came in it would turn on MI... Trouble codes: 1507 (Idle air control low)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED64B21
sorry for the delay the car has been gone for over a week and I just talked to the owner and all is well. After 5 days of driving the car low and behold the check engine light came on and I got two coolant temp sensor codes as stated by several of you that the...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Hello all. Sorry to say this vehicle is yet to be fixed. My boss has put this one the back burner for now as the customer is not in any hurry for the car. Thanks to all that replied. Most mentioned things that I had already checked (cracked intake boot,faulty ... Trouble codes: 73(11, 67(10, 83(13, 84(13, 78(12.
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335Y
Hello all, Well things do not look good for our hero's on this one. Cant fix the cars without proper diagnostic information. It appears that for many years BMW's OBD complaince was only skin deep. Yes you can plug an OBD compliant generic scan tool in and ... Trouble codes: P1250 (Unknown), P1510 (Unknown).
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Battery Drain VIN: 1G4HR52L1R
I dropped the computer down and it had a reman in there . I lucked out called my buddy at the salvage yard and he had a gm one .Put it in and draw went to almost zero. Thank You all for your time and Help.
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L oil usage VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
Firdt of all i would like to thank all of the 8 guy's that responded to thhhis caddy problem. I pulled the plugs as sugested and poured in a few bottle's of gm top end cleaner and let it soak for about 18 hours so far looks like that problem maybe gone .. I wi...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L asr off light on VIN: 2G1FP32P1S
Thanks everyone for the help. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. Dennis and Steve hit it on the head. A misplaced bulb was the culprit. Found the ABS control module and matched the numbers on Alldata. It was a non-traction control unit. There is...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19M2T
Well, I have finally finished this major headache. The slight misfire and skewed fuel trims between the banks was due to carbon build up on the #6 intake valve and my fault of not changing the oil. I changed the oil like Michael from Oklahoma suggested and the...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC5244T
this car had 2 problems the pcm was hit with a rock it only affected the tps strange.also egr valve was nfg
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Collision Repair VIN: 1G1JC1248T
Thank you all again for all the helpfull responses. He decided against my advice to install all junkyard parts except for the front sensor. At least he took the advice of replacing all parts both bags and module the clock spring was ok this time. Sorry for the...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L irratic operation VIN: 1G1YY32GX1
Well, this one turned out to be strange. while the vehicle was here the battery constantly went dead with the key on for just a short while. the customer authorized a battery even though he stated he never had issues with it.As soon as the battery was installe...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W91
Cleaned connections and applied dielectric grease, was able to monitor voltages. All seemed ok customer has had vehicle for a week and all is good. Trouble codes: P0155 (ho2s heater performance bank 2 sensor1).
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L suspension / steering VIN: 2G1WF52E91
good call guys the car came back today i pulled the right axle shaft and check the inner cup , found water and rust in the tripod replace the half shaft with a new shaft (NOT A REMAN) and that took care of the problem, thanks alot for the Great help I now have...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L starter
Hey guys thanks for the replies all it needed was a ground
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L reverse VIN: 1GCHK29143
thanks for the three repies i got esp robert from oregon. got me tinking analytically again instead of emotionally. what i found was when put in reverse , wiring harness flexed enough to open up an internal break in the wire that was testing good during a stat...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52F63
This one's finally fixed. One of the class 2 data wires behind radio was chafed on the frame support to the dash. This is a good one to remember as it seems to be a factory routing problem. The ducting to the dash had to be removed to fix. Thanks for all the h... Trouble codes: U1301, U1302, U1064, P1626, P1631, P1630.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L air outlets VIN: 2GCEC19T24
thanks for all the replies, we borrowed a techii from a friend of mine and it turned out we had 2 problems , low on freon , only about 6 oz. and a bad module. i think i have to have me one of those. thanks again , we have another happy customer
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L ignition VIN: 2C3HD46RXW
Thanks to all! Having the timing marks correct did the trick, somehow we were 1 tooth off and that shut down the coils. Reset the gears and she's purring like a kitten!
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44R1V
when I saw the injectors shutting off as if it was perfectly timed every time, I had a feeling this was going to be a dealer type problem. This car had been at a Russian body shop. the under hood fuse and relay panel had been partially crushed. I could see thi...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L TCC lockup VIN: 1B7MC3360X
everyone that helped,Thanks. the problem based on responses seems to be themed around the electrical noise/voltage problem that most of you responded with. Honestly I didnt get too in depth on further diagnosis, but kind of just tore into the problem with all ...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L abs system VIN: 1B7MF33711
hey guys , well this one took me through the swamp and up the mountain. after my first update , we installed a new abs module and reprogramed the system , my scanner readings are still nuts!!!??? i contacted identifix , and we checke dthe uinder cab connector ...
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 2FDKF3715G
#1 Cannot remove anything from cyl without head pull. #2 Damage in cyl from burnt glow plug IS very likly. #3 Need to correct and repair glow plug curcit the 1st time. #4 YES, ford gave me a short block N/C warranty!!! #5 Honesty is the best rule- thus Ford wo...
1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starts & dies VIN: 1FACP45E2M
Thanks to all that replied, we had alot of different opinions, Rick from Michigan,was on the right track he had mentioned injector drivers. We finally ended at the ecm.Replacing the ecm solved the issue, car runs great!! again thanks for all the input. Trouble codes: 66 (maf), 98 (hard fault present).
1994 Ford F-350 XLT 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDHF37Y6R
The timing problem ended up being a poor connection at the distributor, I think. After unplugging and plugging it back in I had timing advance. However this had no affect on the rich condition. Also, I may have misstated the running rich problem. The o2 sensor... Trouble codes: 179 (cruise lean limit-bank 1 still rich), 173 (o2 not switching-rich exhaust bank 1).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Came back Monday and verified piston TDC and mark are on. Thanks to Mike of Canada for getting me back to basics. Someone got this CMP 180 off before I got to it, and I assumed I was using the right tool when I found it so close. Turns out I was not, but For... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS code was corrected with new Ford TPS. Not a factor.).
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L fuel VIN: 1FTHF25F1S
A big thx to all who took time to reply. I wanted to be sure the customer was happy before closing this as I suspected more than one leak. In any case it was the hoses from the water separater to the left and right heads. Both were shot. There seems to be no s...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S11
thanks for the quick reponses.well it was the pcv valve after all.it did not seem upon initial inspection to be defective.friday night istopped at local carquest store to pick up new pcv.installed early sat.morning and the vehicle ran perfect.thanks again for ... Trouble codes: P1506.
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L engine VIN: 1FMSU43F81
I have been waiting as long as possible to close this help request. I wanted the owner to get as many miles as possible. The fix was to change the valve cvrs on both side. After that it ran great despite the below avg compression level and that the customer ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L eletric windows VIN: IFTZR45E13
hey thanks everyone who replied the blue /blk strip wire was the power wire i was looking for I powered up that wire at the switch and all windows worked so I check the left hand door jam rubber gormet and there was power at the blue/blk strip wire there so i ...
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A03
Thanks Everyone for the advice on this Tbird. The intermittent miss refused to act up after many miles of test driving so I still don't know what the root of the problem is. I low amp current scoped the coils as I drove it as well as scoping the primary igniti... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Fault).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P74
After a good night sleep came in this morning, reviewed wiring diagrams and did further testing. Power relay was also not being grounded weather in crank or run position. If you jump 30 & 87, #22 Fuse still had no power. Removed fuse panel assembly and inspect... Trouble codes: U1059 (SCP Data Fault For tran/ax/PRND), U1073 (SCP Data Fault For Eng Coolant), U1027 (SCP Data Fault For Eng. R.P.M.), P1262 (SCP Data Fault For J1850 BUS), B1352 (Ignition Key In Ckt Fault).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Power Loss VIN: 1FTNX21PX4
Thanks techs for the good advice and I am sorry it took this long to post a fix but I wanted to give the customer a trial period on the truck. A number of you recomended that I should inspect the EGR valve for carbon deposits. I removed the Egr valve and there... Trouble codes: P0528 (Fan Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSW21P85
thank you to all who replied. I changed pittman arm to one with a different length and that corrected the angle of track bar and steering. now shake is gone
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FAFP24135
I sent the vehicle to the Ford dealer, they reprogrammed the rebuilt cluster and there has not been any problems since. The customer is happy.
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W41
I am closing this without a fix, the customer declined further repair at this time. Most of the replies advised that we inspect and replace the intake manifold gaskets. I am confident that replacing the intake gaskets would repair this vehicle. Since the vehic...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery draw VIN: SAJDA01N71
Thanks group for all the help. It ended up that the drivers door module had failed internally causing the battery drain due to the module continuosly communicating with the body control modules. I could cause the drain to go away by removing the fuse for the d...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1J4FY19SXX
ok, first i would like to thank everyone for your replies. i wanted to wait a bit to see if it was going to come back. after talking to the customer today he said everything is good. i wasnt able to pinpoint exactly what was wrong but after removing the clutch...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Unknown VIN: KNDJB7234X
Thanks to all who offered ideas on this one but the body shop pulled the plug on further testing. The mounts were all relaxed and this engine does not use a ballance shaft. The damage to the damper was very minor so we believe crank damage was unlikely but tha...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: SALJY1243V
What I found out about these type of vehicals is that they have to go through a computor relearn procedure that can take days to do. I talked to the dealer and a guy from the department of Ecology, both said the same thing. What department of Ecology said to d...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
thank you for all the replies on this unique design of the rotary engine. i still can not get start. vehicle does not have anti-theft. i have checked primary injector pulse at ecm and it was good. I HAVE LEARNED THAT secondary injectors does only pulse at 3500...
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Inner Hub VIN: JM1BG2241M
Many thanks to all and especially Terry from MO for cutting to the chase on this. Most other members suggested procedures that I had already tried and documented in my initial help request. Terry (and at least one other) had been through this nightmare befor...
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