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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs pump VIN: WAUED64B71
audi a6 replaced front pads & rotors now on every 3rd or 4th stop just be for you stop you can here and feel abs pump kick on(normal stop).will run about 1 sec after stop than stop.customer said was not doing it before.with modis pluged in watching data will n...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L temp gauge VIN: TRUWX28N71
1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G4HR53LXP
we have a 93 lesabre that is driving us crazy.when u crank this vehicle it idles poorly has a miss when u accelerate and vacum fluctuates fron 10 to 14 at idle,no codes in computer.other times u crank it it will run just as smooth as a new one but in a matter ...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Theft system VIN: 1G4NJ52M3T
Hi Guys I'm sure someone has run accross this. The car will start sometimes and not others. Have performed key learn procedure multiple times. Sometimes Theft light is not illuminated at all. Not even at prove out. Code 1629 stored in memory haven't had much l...
1955 Cadillac Sedan 390CID r12 VIN: 5562120017
I am looking for a R-12 Capacity for a rare bird; 1955 62 Series Sedan. This car has the Evap. in the trunk, Uses 2 large plastic tubes in rear deck to direct cold air into the headliner for distribution. 1959 is as far back as my books go. If anyone can help ...
1987 Cadillac Allante 4.1L Need vacuum diagram VIN: 1G6VR3179H
I need the vacuum diagram for this car and can't find it anywhere! Please help!!!
1930 Chevrolet 2 door coupe 5.7L Alignment VIN: 1A2B3C4D5E
I have a 1930 chevy coupe that is now a hot rod. It has no power steering and a rack and pinion has been installed. If anyone can send me the front end alignment specs I would really appreciate.
1972 Chevrolet El Camino 5.7L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1C80J2L521
I have good power and ground to gauge (12v) and sender (6.5v). Sender reads in range 90ohm full and 0ohm empty. I can open sender cicuit and gauge reads full, grounded reads empty. Ceramic resistor on back of gauge has 91ohms resistance. Customer supplied spar...
1985 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCBS14E8F
My sons truck cut out on him on the way to school, we checked for fuel & spark, got both, it will start and run for about 3 seconds and die out like it's running out of fuel,I can see the injector pulsing fuel, fuel pump comes on and I have power to pump up un...
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1BN53EXM
Okay Guys this one has been a problem on and off for three weeks. I have checked all wireing and scan tool data is normal. This thing just will not idle unless you unplug the vacuum line going to the map.No I have not taken a manual vacuum pump to the map. The...
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 7.4L transmission VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi guys and girls.I need help fast from all the GM trans techs.I am planning an engine swap in my own truck.I will be removing the gas hungry 454 and putting in a non turbo 1994 6.5 gm diesel with a mechanical inj pump.Now I have been told that I have to use t...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Drive-axles VIN: 1G1YY23P4P
The car makes a squeaking or chirping noise from the right rear of vehicle. Noise is only on acceleration up to about 20 mph. When you lift off throttle noise goes away. Appying brake causes no change. Brakes pads were good and showed even wear, rotors were tr...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L starts & dies VIN: 1G1JC1248T
Vehicle will start & dies right away .p1629 VTD code is set in the PCM. Go through flow chart & says Pcm replacement .When I looked at VTD codes in the IPC there were 13 present(history codes none current) . I cleared all codes in both IPC & PCM. Then i tried ... Trouble codes: P1629
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L lights VIN: 2G1WX15K51
The customer said he battery light would come on after sitting in the sun for a few hours then go off after driving a ways. Also the lights wouyld go off and on, on for a second then off for about 15-30 seconds, this would also happen in the shop with the key ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G1WH55K12
No codes set, slight but definetly noticable surge or trailer hitching in over drive under slight load, I don't think it feels like trans, it has 165k, do they have problems with t/chain play between the 2 cam crank sensor?
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L pcm VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Thanks in Advance. Finished repairing a leaking radiator and leaking Solenoid Pack for transmission. During warmup to observed cooling fan did not on resulting in overheating and boil over. Installed Ease Scantool and controled relays. Low speed relays worked ...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L rotors VIN: 1C3EL46R92
hi everyone,this one is driving me crazy.customer came in for what appeared to be a normal front brake pulsation problem.if i pull up a little on park brake while driving rear brakes apply as smooth as glass.i barely touch brake pedal & very bad brake vibs & p...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L pcm programing VIN: 1B7MC36C7R
I need some input from the Chrysler/Dodge techs, I am replacing this PCM with a Dodge reman PCM unit, I found the tach, charging system and ac would go inop intermittently. The diagnostic connector on this vehicle is located under the hood passenger side just ...
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 4BSAU52N1T
Thank's in advance. I have a good one here driving me up the wall. This vehicle came in on the Tow truck. Crank no start. Customer used vehicle the day before with no problems. Next day crank no start. Check the basics. Fuel pump working, fuel PSI good, no spa...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L compressor VIN: 1B4GP54L5W
ac clutch never ingages--no voltage to clutch--fuse # 11 in pdb is good and has bat voltage-pressure transducer has 5.03v on supply line-- ground is 48 mv and sig line is .859v --if you pull clutch relay # 86 has 13.64v and # 30 has 13.82v # 87 has 0 v and # 8...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L bushings VIN: 1D7HU16N22
i need to find bushings for the 4wd shifter linkage, i have been told that dodge does not list any such part so i need any suggestions on what will work thanks in advance
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5144T
One strange van here. Some time in the past it has been in deep water or appears to have been, Under carrage in rusted beyond it's age. It has a very good brake most of the time. At times when stopping at normal braking effort the pedal will drop about one (...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FT2X1769W
keeps reapeating same codes cant find a problem i know these fords r bad about intake plenum leaks but smoked it with no avail any help would be much appreciated Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
ok ford gurus out there here is the funny thing and i hope someone has seen it before!!while we were testing the vehicle we noticed it would shut off instantly as if someone shut the key off for a split second,but would continue to run,until the next time whic...
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
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
Need some help here 7.3 fans.. Have a 7.3 that has stalled a few times out on the road, and now will stall after maybe 5 minutes (+or-) shop run time (even just Idle).. I feels like it's starving for fuel as the performance/cylinders 'gradually' fall off unti...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5147X
chech fuel pump no good. replace new fuel pump. still no fuel to engine. check fuel shutoff switch, it is good. any advice where should i check for this problem. engine has no fuel. thank you! van Trouble codes: P0231, P0232
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Doors Keypad VIN: 2FMDZA5246
Hi All , Thanks in advance for any Ford help on this. I have a friend that bought a 2001 winstar that was reposessed . He wants me to see if I can reprogram his keypad. He dont have the code. Does anyone have specific knowledge on this ? Also how does the elec...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
problem with code 1211 keeps popping up has anyone run across this problem have followed process for testing in alldata with no luck Trouble codes: 1211 (icp not controllable pressure above or below)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FM2V73W62
Hi guys, I have this Explorer in the shop ,customer complain vibration and shuddering when he park the vehicle. I drove the car and what I feel is going into turns with speed about 2-3 MPH the whole car start shudering,if i go out of gear from drive to neutral...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L port VIN: 1FTNX21L33
Hey everyone, especially Ford techs. Very good customer has an aftermarket oil press. guage he wants installed. I can't find a port in the oil system to install supplied sender. Can't use original port as its too close to crossmember. The products tech support...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FDSF34P13
hello and help disel techs we have this 2003 f250 w/6.0 disl this trk came to us a few weeks after the ford dealership replace the high oil press pump. its condition is constant it has a poor idle qualty and very poor acceleration. [it bearly gets out of its o... Trouble codes: P2263 (turbo/induction malfuncion)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20515
hello all, i have a fleet vehicle 2005 f-250 5.4 3v that intermitently has a slight misfire also sets code p0304 &p0316 any sugestions would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0304
1993 Geo Metro 1.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C1MR246XP
Car back fires and will run very rough timing belt is okay checked. You move the time by the dist.and the engine runs better but not good the dist. can only be put in one way as far as we can tell.
1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GKFK16K5P
The problem i'm having is the truck ran fine. Then after it gets hot it cuts off. There's spark and fuel pressure. I have no injector pulse on either injectors. So my manager told me to install a re-man pcm. And still nothing. Any ideas would be greatly apprec...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L ignition VIN: 1GTEC14V5Y
Customer complaint is intermittent cranks but no start and won't crank. Checked battery and charging system-normal. Hooked up Tech II and found no body codes but found a P0336 crank position sensor malfunction code. Road tested and noticed a misfire. Did a cra...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GTHK291X2
02 GMC with a Duramax in it. Intermittently it will not start. NO CRANK. Sometimes if you hold the key in the start position, there is a delay, then it will crank and start. Other times, if you cycle the key it will crank and start. Occasionally it will take o...
1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L brake VIN: 2HGED6454K
hi group , this civic honda 2 dr hatchback. came in for low brake pedal sometime.bleed with vacuum gauge. no more spongy but low pedal. pedal only firm after 2 or more pressing it. replace the master with after market part ( cteck) brand. bleed again. and agai...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS light stays on VIN: 1HGCG165X1
Car is a 2001 Honda Accord V6. SRS light on. Scanned SRS system using Launch X431 and there was only one code under intermittent codes. Retrieved intermittent code 00-1 [ff, ff, 0, 1]. Do not have the description of the code and the scan tool says "Please refe...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L wont idle VIN: 2HKRL18972
vehicle backed out of shop ater oil change and died out checked egr port found nothing iac is at 130and itidles [...] rpm if you create major vacum leak it will run 600 rpm with iac reads 130 it runs fine just off idle you can drive it if you keep your foot...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHCG35C82
the car will not get over 2800-3000 rpms. its been to many shops a 2 dealers for this problem. i found that if i unplug the ISA i runs fine but with in pluged in it wont rev up. Going by the tests for the ISA its bad. But hard to condem a 4th ISA motor. Not su...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EX58S8T
after checking vehicle found ing coil cracked all the way around so i replaced it with a oem coil test drove jeep at steady speed it looses all power for a minute then takes off. trid replacing asd relay seemed ok.cust left whith vehicle drove good 2 days then... Trouble codes: 43 (ignition coil primary circut failure)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58Y3V
Hello all! Thank you in advance for any suggestions concerning this Jeep. Customer description of symptom is an RPM overshoot when decelerating at approximately 45 MPH. Initial road test revealed a slight buck at about 45 MPH at a certain throttle opening. No ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L unknown VIN: 1J4GW58S4X
After repairs were completed customer drove vehicle for 3 days. Tues. A.M. Jeep was started and when reverse was selected it lurched forward. Towed in and when test driven transmission goes into drive and shifts ok. Transmission will pull in neutral like it is...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S4Y
the wiring for both circuits has been checked from pcm to tps and s/c switch.the vehicle will run fine until codes set.tps signal voltage at idle will jump from .84 to 3.93 and s/c switch will no longer work.the codes will sometimes set within 5 miles or somet... Trouble codes: P0123, P1596
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L overdrive VIN: 1J4GL48KX2
when Transmission fluid is warm and the vehicle is at 45 mph in OD the transmission will default to 3rd gear under a light throttle and code P0734 will set, I don't think the transmission is slipping as I have played back the code record and turbine rpm and ou...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Cluster VIN: SAWM2262A3
Can the LCD odometer be changed form kilometres to miles?
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SALMF13426
This one has been an issue for the past three weeks in my shop.Only on cold start when the vehicle is put in drive it will misfire and fall flat on its face.Once you cycle the ignition the problem will go away or if you let it run for approximately 2 minutes.I... Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire on startup), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (p0302 p0305 p0306 p0307 misfires on 1267)
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L air temp VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
when the temp on the a/c control head displays 84 the blower blows less heat and air flow, then when at 74 it blows hotter and harder. it seems like the control head is not commanding the a/c to turn on when the temp is lowered. also it seems like the the temp...
1978 Lincoln Mark V 7.5L left electric window VIN: 8Y89A95225
This car is hard to see inside door,the motor is running but the window does not move.I know the motor has to come out I was hoping there is someone who has some experience with these,and how to get the motor out. Thanks in advance,Jim [...]
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
Problems started after plugs were changed.Engine misfires at idle and just above but not under load.Does not misfire enough to set a code yet.Could these plugs cause the misfire due to reduced gap per AC delco spec's?
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L engine VIN: WDBHA28E9S
the car has a knock noise that is consistant and not effected by engine temp. also there is a whine from the oil pump. now i have heard alot of problems with the timing chain tentioner, so i took the slack off the chain tentioner guide but the noise did not ch...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G1W
Dear Group , Please consider my latest affliction , I have read the fix archives about the MAF sensor problems common to this car . Usually with a P0170 fuel trim code this car does not have.This car has a horrific misfire and will barely pull out of its own t... Trouble codes: P0304, P0400 (EGR flow)
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBLJ65G52
I don't have alot of knowledge on these vehicles so any help would be apreciated. Idle is very rough and hesitates on accel. No stored codes. Fuel pressure is good. Plugs don't apear to be fowled. Other than idle and hesitation vehicle runs good.
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Steering VIN: 2MEFM75W01
This car came in for an alignment. We aligned the car. The original complaint was that the car was all over the road. The tires were in bad shape and were replaced also. The problem is that the steering is not returning properly and feels a little notchy just ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Drivetrain VIN: 4M2DU86W83
Hey fella's! I got a good one for you. This vehicle has an intermittent growling and metallic ticking like a wheel bearing noise or diff. bearing out. It won't do it on the lift. We have replaced all the wheel bearings a few months ago. We replaced both front ...
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: HLS30-4557
Fellow Techs, I have a 1978 Datsun 280Z that we are bringing back to life for a customer, she is the orignal owner and finally has the money to repair. Initially we replaced all injectors do to leaking and rotted hoses, after we got it started it smoked real b...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L back hatch door lock VIN: 4N2DN1119V
i need some help on this nissan quest van the rear hatch door lock system doesnt seem to be working properly.a door lock actuator was install about 6 mounth ago.i think for the same reason.if i open then close the rear door and lock it with lever on the latch ...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D9W
car was towed in with a no start condition. i now have it to where it will start but very long crank time cold only. when it does start it will run fine and continue to start when warmed up. no fault codes,fuel pressure good. it will start better if i adjust t...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Hello every one i have this Nissian and it is begine stuborn, The problem is that the car was skipping and running bad and no power when I drove it with the customer and then we had taken the car in to repair it. This is were it gets funney. We pulled the code... Trouble codes: 1320 (Ingition Pimary), 172 (02 Sensor Rich Limit.)

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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZARBA5643H
This one has me officially stumped. I've checked everything I can think of several times, and keep scratching my head. The injector pulse width is stuck somewhere between 8 and 12 mS depending on the input from the CTS. At this point, I'm waiting until I g...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBABE62030
Thanks to those that replied. This is a euro spec car. Code 207 for this vehicle refers to faulty knock sensor. Recommended fuel is 98 octane. Customer was advised to use 91 octane by salesman. When questioned further he described pinging but did not realize t... Trouble codes: 207 (I have no info re this code).
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6324S
turns out cylinder number eight has an exhaust valve leak. We are in the process of tear down and will be inspecting the entire engine per some of the info i got from all of you. thanks for all the help and especially to steve for the pictures. I think they wi...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAAM3332X
sorry about delay in fix-car lives 120 miles away. code 10 was for drivers side seat belt buckel. repaired bad connection at drivers side buckle. cleared codes-ok.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L whistle VIN: WBAGH834XY
Thank you to everyone who replied. I didn't get the part numbers that I asked for but I did get some good descriptions since I didn't even know what it looked like or where it was. I replaced the plate on the back of the intake. It is called: pcv plate,cover,b...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43481
First off, thanks for all the replies. We cleared the codes to see what would come back. Got a call fromt the customer and both codes came back in a few days, but the customer didn't come back for repairs. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L radio VIN: 5UXFB33573
After much tinkering updating softwear and general hair pulling The problem curiously went away. Not due to anything we did unfortunatly. So this was a free trip for Mr. customer this time. I think Shawn from Ontario was most definitely on the right track. Thi...
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L instrument panel VIN: 2G4WF5516Y
thanks for all the great advise. finally i was able to catch it in the act. the ignition switch was the fault.
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L road sensing struts VIN: 1G6KD52B7S
Contacted GM dealer and obtained a relay and pigtail assembly to eliminate suspension warning on IPC.Thanks to all that replied!
1992 Chevrolet Step Van P30 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBKP37NXN
Thanks for all the replies. I reset the time and it took the surge out of it. With the history of this vehicle of running like crap after the timing was set I decided to replace the distributor cause the timing wouldn't stay set. There was a lot of play in the...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Very High Idle VIN: 1GNCT18W8P
First of all I want to thank all of you who replied. I will say it again. The techs here are the best in the world, and IATN is without a doubt the best tool I have in my shop. I made one of the worst troubleshooting errors a tech can make on this one. When I ...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTDM19W4V
i had this one on the back burner.customer doesn't want to spend much money . any way i checked all powers and grounds at the computer all ok so i put a computein it without cust ok still no start. i'm running out of time with this post i have to close it with...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio & lighting VIN: 2G1WF52E61
Thanks for the replies 1-reply from David too check if I had 1/2 of batt. voltage at left speaker wires to see if Radio is still alive. I disconnected data wire at radio and voltage dropped. I check BCM codes again and there was 18 codes and this time batt. ha...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J81
This job is fixed. As most of you suggested, the passlock cylinder was the problem. We changed it several days ago and everything is working fine. Thanks for all the help.
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L0T
Hello all. I received numerous responses from people (thanks a bunch). It was almost unanimous for a computer / coil. That did fix the vehicle. This was the way I was leaning from the beginning but it sure helps to have the input of so many people to help the ...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L bcm? VIN: 1C4GP54L9Y
A special thanks to Brian, he pretty much hit the nail on the head! It was a problem with excessive bus voltage, but not from the cluster...the heater control!! I think that any time you have a communication problem, it's pretty easy to pick up a voltmeter and...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L timing chain VIN: 1B7GG23X2P
Well I recieved 13 replies that said it is not interferance and 6 replies said it is, so I can not say for sure. The truck I was working on did not bend any valves and ran fine with just timing chain replacement. Many many thanks to ALL who took the time to re...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7FL26XXT
thanks for all your help guys. Believe it or not it ended up being the map sensor even though volts were in specs.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: 2B4GP2438Y
the fix was to replace the heater controls & pig tials . pins # 20,21,10 at the heater control were burnt . thanks for all the replies
2004 Dodge Intrepid Police 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46V44
pulled fuel rail and injectors were not leaking so I installed a new pump, seems to be doing fine,time will tell.
1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U7N
Replaced oem MAF with Ford reman.MAF voltage was good.Scoped injectors and noticed that under acel the injector on time went to 2.0-3.0 m.s. which is way to low.O2 sensor confirmed this with the .073 volts.Should see around 18.0 m.s. on time.I rechecked the TP... Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO 159 MAF circuit).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA514XT
Summary of suggestions: EGR ports in intake clogging up again/ not cleaned properly/ thoroughly; PCM reflash; Injector leak (s); cam or crank sensor signal problem; EGR valve sticking; Fuel pump; aftermarket ignition components.--- Checked with Ford - it is po... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L readiness monitors VIN: 1FTEF14Y7T
Thank You to everyone who replied to this problem. I was all ready to test the o2 sensors on this vehicle. I was going to use mode 6 on my generic scanner, which I have not done before and was looking forward to learning something new. I don,t know why but on ...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L power locks VIN: 1FALP62W7V
I had some good replies to this we were all sure it wa a short. It was under the drivers side front carpet by rocker pannel under a black plactic sheild. There is 4 wire connection there that is soldered. The electrical tape had worn threw and is was shorting ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35FXV
awesome replies friends; the problem was the MLPS sensor on left side of transmission. I don't know what it has to do with idle; but two of you guys hit it right on. thank you very much. it even idles better!!
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, Hi Fan always on VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Thanks to all who responded. After testing inputs to the PCM I concluded that the PCM was trashed. I never did prove to my satisfaction that it was trashed but I had to make a decision. Not to mention that the customer constantly complained that the car was no...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on
we found the problem in the tube from the exhaust to the egr valve, orfice plate inside the tube between the dpfe tubes brunt out. thanks to all you help alot. gary Trouble codes: 401 (insufficient egr flow detected).
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMPU18L33
total voltage supply to the accessories was down due to an excessive corrosion issue at the negative battery cable at the battery post and after installing a battery and factory cables set the accessories all worked better and no more issues. but we did replac...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP31323
Thanks to all the people who replied. Lots of time was spent on this vehicle. I hope this is going to be of benefit to others. The wiring connectors for the o2 sensor, transmission range switch, transmission solenoid, crank sensor, transmission speed senor was... Trouble codes: 320 (Eratic ignition).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P23
the repair was a pcm udate/reflash. had a signal issue in the egr sig. wire all is well with a new oem egr valve & reflash. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr ecces. flow), P132B (turbo fail code n/a).
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTNE24L84
Thanks to all for your advice and ideas, I think there may have been a little too much oil in the system, collecting in the hoses down by the compressor. I replaced the dryer again considering it holds a good amount of oil and only added 2 oz of oil and 1oz of...
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GTEC19K9P
hey guys i am sorry i have not closed this one but it turnedout to be bad wiring from ect sensor,thanks for everything.
1993 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S1CL11L5P
Checked and found the Carb was full of deposits.Cleaned out and found to Idle.Thanks for all of the help.
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA51C15
Thank you all who replied. Jayson was on the spot from the start the Pass side axle has a weak copper clip and broke. The axle was a little chewed up and boots looked old. We installed a new axle with a steel clip and all is well
1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FN78LIL
thanks to all who replied. the customer was in a huge hurry and since we were loosing our butskies and couldnt make this jeep a priority he took it to a dealer that had it for two days and gave up. it went to another dealer for two days and had a computer inst...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on
I replace purge solenoid passed evap test. I will have to wait. Trouble codes: P0445 (p0456-), P0456.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1J4GW58S24
Hi guys. Thanks again for your help and input. I really appreciate you all taking the time out of your day to offer advice on this vehicle. To reiterate what was happening; the low side would drop into a vacuum, and the compressor would continue to run, and ...
2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12415
thank you very much for all information. customer refuse to fix the problem, he decide to trade in for better vehicle. thank you Trouble codes: P0455 (evap emission leak detected gross leak), P0740 (tcc solenoid circuit open).
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA4MR41H8J
Hello I had only 4 replies 1 was check tp sensor 2 was check computer for water damage 3 was those engine have valve guides that get loose and move with the valve 4 check ref voltage, Heres what happend after they had tried the 2 MAF sensors 1 used and 1 rebui...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 4A3AA46G5X
First, I want thank all the people who replied to my help request. You are why I belong to IATN. I installed the new oil pressure switch, cleaned up the single wire(rusted), and raised the idle. The car is fixed. Again, thanks to all. Sincerely, Bob [...].
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