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1998 Audi A4 1.8L lacks power VIN: WAUCB28D4W
Vehicle has no power on accel!!! Runs great, idles smooth but just has no power from a stop!!! Cannot hear turbo kick in or waste gate releiving either!!! Checked turbo, spins freely by hand and while engine is running, waste gate rod moves freely by hand!!! A...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L airbag VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Customer brought vehicle in to shop stating that it would not shut off (with key). We replaced the ignition lock cylinder (O.E.) and test drove. Everything seems fine except the Airbag light. The Snap-On scanner (brick) will not go in to the Airbag system so t...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Door locks VIN: WBAAM5335X
We bought this car a few months back and all locks were working properly. About a month ago we noticed that the drivers side lock was the only one we could unlock. Pushing the unlock button on the keyless entry had no affect on any doors, however it did sound ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L dsc VIN: WBADM6348Y
need help on this one bimmer techs. this 528 has the dsc light on (yellow amber triangle w/arrow) and trying to switch on/off but won't go out . we put a new switch in but it did't fix it. also for good measure we checked all the fuses and replaced the brake l...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGH83461
740il has low coolant lamp on and seepage either from cap area or expansion tank-top seam area!!. hi there-sorry this is so long, car in in Feb with 270'000kms, overheated, replaced rad tank and radiator-both cracked, new level sensor and rad cap. the car was ...
1987 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4EZ1139H
hi all, need a little info on this one.car has a code 55 ecm failure.michell has no info other than "replace ecm"did that and no help.car came in for failed emission.hc failed i know i can fix this emission problem with cat convertor. car has fuel control and ... Trouble codes: 55 (ecm failure)
1987 Buick Century Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4AL5139H
I have spark, fuel pressure, injector pulse and good crank signal. ECM does not show rpm change while cranking, it stays at 0. I can scope signal going into ecm at ppl/wht wire and looks fine. I can view data with scanner and see maf values change while cranki...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4HP52L22
this is for a different shop so i will apologize for lack of information this car will die while driving and when you try to restart it it seems like it is flooded you hold the accelator to the floor and it will refire and then clear up no specific time for it...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4AG55M3T
Hi all of you out there I have one that is making me pull my hair out hear this Buick when you start the car it will idle up and then down to around 700 Rpm with a iac count of 29 to 30 but if you put it in gear or turn ac on Idle will go up and and not back d...
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...
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K92
This is a first time post for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Vehicle came into our shop from the dealer which was diagnosed as a valve problem. The customers complaint is a rough idle. No misfire can be felt on acceleration or when cruising. Found ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1G6KY5490Y
Vehicle quit going down the road. Battery waas dead. We charged battery and found alternator was not charging. Only code was low battery voltage. The diagnostic we found stated that if you had 12 volts at the alternator output, a good case ground and either 5,...
1981 Chevrolet C10 Custom 4.1L lifters VIN: 2GCEC14D6B
When first started the truck runs good (for as many miles). The longer it runs, the lifters on a couple cylinders (particularly #1 & #2) start to clatter, eventually to where it misfires & runs like crap. Let her sit for a while & fire it up & it runs good aga...
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L door locks VIN: 1G1AY8769B
This is the 1/4 mile drag car that I asked for a vacuum diagram on an earlier post ...I am putting every thing back to stock to make it road ready...I am all most done with this project all I have left is getting the power door locks to work , I have no power ...
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...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1JF34T2R
Thank you all for your help in advance. This is my wife's car, so I'm in trouble. This has been going on for several months now. She will be driving at almost any speed, and will experience a set of misfires for about 5-10 seconds, then it goes away. Sometimes...
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
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1448T
this truck has no spark, and no injector pulse. it will not comunicate with scaner and the check engine light comes on for a split second and gose out.what could make the ses light come on and go out so quikly. cam and crank signals are good. i have unpluged e...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1FRP22K1
this car will run good cts reads normal up to about 226 degrees tyhen all of sudden it will jump straight to 287 to 300 deegrees and starts running bad, idle surge and stalling. then cts will go back to normal reading. and run great. customer stats that there ...
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...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX06E3W
hello, I have a 3.4 liter running on -14% to -16% LT fuel trim. It runs with a slight flutter at idle, after a while it sets a P0172 code. When you command open loop with the scan tool, the oxygen sensor sits at 800mv. In closed loop the fuel trim compensates... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system trim bank1 rich)
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Cylinder Head VIN: 2C1MR222XX
Hello all. This Metro was having a misfire for cylinder #2 coming up. Suspected something wrong with a valve in the cylinder head. Removed cylinder head & sent to machine shop & found bad exhaust valve & guides. Had machine shop repair head & installed cylinde...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GBFK16RXX
This 99 Suburban came in wanting plugs to solve a missfire at idle. i insatalled the plugs and noticed number four had some build up on it. but it did not solve missfire. # four cylinder misses at idle only. It has great acceleration and runs great off idle. I... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W3X
van came from another shop with rebuilt engine complaining about hesitating,no start and idle.they installed cam,crank sensors.i scoped and scaned engine,everything looked good except idle,too high.I changed cap,rotor,wires,that seemed to remedy the no start t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0335
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Leaking fuel VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Thanks for looking . This Blazer will leak raw fuel from the canister vent solenoid when parked in the sun for an extended period of time . Customer swears that she doesn't overfill the tank , but it happens soon after fill up . Not fully understanding the ven...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L courtesy lights VIN: 1GNEK13Z92
customer complains of the interior lights not coming on when door handle is pulled.in fact they dont when the door is locked. they do come on when door is open. also the head lamp switch gets too hot to handle after the head lamps have been on for some time. t...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Battery drained VIN: 1GNEK13293
Truck came to shop with dead battery, customer said battery dies after one dday or three days of sitting, had battery installed at other shop. I tested the charging system and battery draw with a amp meter. charging system ok and battery draw is 0 amps. I swit...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2C3ED56FXR
this car surges and stumbles after warm or hot , I ohmed out the coil and found it little high and looking at plugs found them new, but wires looked burn on spark plug side, when I called customer and explained what I saw he told me that he was a chyrsler tech... Trouble codes: 66 (loss of buss communication from bcm to pcm), 36 (loss of communication bcm to heater control head)
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H5X
Hello! This Cirrus cuts off while driving, just like you turn the key off. When it has happened for me I don't even pull over, I just put it in Neutral and restart it. There are no codes stored. This has been an on going problem for quite a while, has not been...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
Thank you for the time to respond. this van came in on the hook as a no start, first thing i did was hook up Fuel pressure gage, noide light on injector and spark tester and one wire (#6). Cranked engine and got 45psi, a flashing injector light, but no spark....
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF26Z0T
Hello everyone. This vehicle came to our shop after the owner tried repairs. The original problem was that after sitting for 6 months the vehicle would not start. After checking the vehicle we determined that the PCM was at fault because there wasnt any trigge...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L engine VIN: 2P4GP253XW
hey guys I could use some help on this one.I have this 3.0 caravan which will overheat just sitting there.it will climb to half then the fan will come on then it will climb a little more and the other fan comes on,then it will jump to hot.I pulled the heater h...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L ignition system VIN: 1B3ES42Y1W
hey everyone, this is my first request so please forgive my mistakes. trying to help a friend long distance. for 2 years now this neon decides not to start or... will start then stall after a couple minutes. it will not restart for hours at a time.tried new fu...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GT74L3Y
We have replaced the TCM 3 times (Factory NEW) We have checked bus lines and currently have 2.49v We found many wires by trans had been previously cut and just twisted back together thes wires all run over to TCM.I went in and solder all the cut wires properly... Trouble codes: P1716, P1698
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KA26D63
This truck is kinda confusing us. What it will do is sometimes run very bad hesitating, sometimes it will have a rolling idle. Sometimes it will set codes sometimes not. usually a p0172, sometimes random misfire codes, all of which I think are result of anothe...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H8T
I have been trying to trace down this problem for almost two weeks, using known good components to no avail. Any input to what could cause this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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 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 ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L left front power window VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
in park and nuetral everything operates normally. when placed in reverse, drive or low the battery saver relay is turned off, or deenergized. at the same time the ACC delay relay is turned off and the battery saver relay turns off the power to the ACC delay re...
1999 Ford F F800 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEWF8016X
We got this Ford F-800 tha was towed in, its got a 5.9 L cummings diesel in it, we replaced the transfer pump, we are now getting plenty of fuel to the fuel distributer, we think there may be air in the system, but cant bleed it out, cracked a couple of inject...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45X1Y
Hello Everyone I am attempting to remove the fuel tank from this mustang to replace the module. First of all mitchell says to drain tank. How is this accomplished when a siphon hose will not go down the filler pipe? I can't pull the filler pipe because you hav... Trouble codes: P1237 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit Fault)
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start
This is one for you Ford dealer techs out there.This 01' focus is a no crank with a 1681 code,pcm not seeing pats signal from transponder.After doing the mitchell trouble tree for this code,powers and ground were good,the signal wire from the transponder to th... Trouble codes: 1681 (Pcm not seeing passive anti-theft signal), 1213 (Only one key programmed to anti-theft2keys required)
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Friction material VIN: 1FAFP36302
Hi guys, thanks in advance for any help that you can give me. My problem is with a 2002 Ford Focus SE Wagon with a brake noise. We replaced the rear brakes because the friction material was low. A couple thousand kilometers after the repair the customer came b...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Shift D to P VIN: 1FAFP55U32
When shifting from Drive to Park there is a loud clunk noise. Seems to possibly be internal transmission related. Engine mounts check okay & idle is within specification. Anyone else experienced this?
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfercase VIN: 1FTNX21F62
Have 02 Ford F250 Super Duty, 7.3L Turbo Diesel with no 4WD shifting. Retreived codes P1832, P1865, and P1876 upon initial testing. Following diagnostic flow charts, repaired P1832 & P1876 by replacement of high resistance Vacuum Switching Solenoid (located rt...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L radiator, trans. cooler line VIN: 2FTRX18W73
Hello fellow technicians, We have a transmission cooler line fitting at the radiator that we have not seen before. We were trying to do a trans. flush, it appears to have a push connect style fitting, but the clearances between the line and fitting are very sm...
1982 GMC C2500 6.2L glow plug VIN: 2GTFC24C2C
I hope someone has a miracle for me. I just replaced a tank & sender, breaking the budjet on this worthless truck. Now I have to put glow plugs in it & had the tip of one break off & fall in. About 7/16 or 1/2" of it. I REALLY don't want to pull the head. Any ...
1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GTCS1945W
Truck came in for chuggs on accel I test drove and all seemed ok at first then noticed when taking off especially when in second or third light to medium throttle would miss and buck once or twice but sometimes not at all. No miss under hard accel or heavy loa...
2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31R81
we install new reman. engine complete with all sheet metal. after install check engine light flashed then came on solid. tested ignition sytem with scope could see no problems, replace cap and rotor second time and retest drove with same results, scope tested ... Trouble codes: P0300 (missfire detected)
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...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L low pedal VIN: 4S2CY58VZR
came in with a dead clutch/blown t-o bearing, after replacing the pedal was low. the slave had been replaced earlier so we did the master and bleed the system. we also bleed the system under high than normal pressure (20psi) to blow by the u-turn the line make...
1997 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Mechanical VIN: JALC4B1K6V
This NPR has a bad engine. I need to know if anybody has long block R&R time. Thanks Kevin
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CM58W9X
This vehicle came in a few days ago with an ABS light. Customer stated that while driving down his driveway the pedal went to the floor and he actually ran into his bushes. After this the ABS light was on and stayed on. I drove the car and the brakes worked gr...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi Jag tech's, This car has been a ongoing problem, it has got a lot worse so it has made a little easier to find. We get a code for missfire on #5 All the ignition parts and injector have been swaped to different holes still code for #5. So checked fuel press...
1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FN78L1L
hello again this jeep is back after having ecm replaced with a reman from the dealer. it now has no spark and no injector pulse. the engine speed sensor(crankshaft sensor) was replaced and the signal going into the computer looks identical when the jeep was ru...
1995 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY49S6S
This Jeep was towed in cranks, nostart. THere is no MIL and no stored DTC's and there is a Tach signal to the scanner. Have an injector pulse and battery voltage on the Dk Grn/Org wire at the coil but a very weak or really no spark out of the coil. I have chec...
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)
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L suspension ,body VIN: 1J4FT58SX1
Wierd thumping knocking noise in rear You can feel slighyly in floor only going over bumps even smaller ones. I swore was a broken rear shock or loose one but noooooooooooo it never that easy is it. i did notice some up and down movement in the rear axles, wor...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW15411
Im working on this range rover which I dont have much information on, all I have is obdii scanner for this vehicle, my modis doesnt have land rover specific. I have checked all both valves for secondary air injection, as well as vacuum lines and all seem good.... Trouble codes: P1413 (secondary air pump output drive fault minimum signal)
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L power assist
hello, and thanks for any help. i found a great deal in the archives, but not exactly what i have here. this car has no power assist whatsoever.i removed the solenoid at the rack and the one on the pump. both worked when powered on bench. the cooling fan seems...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs pump VIN: WAUED64B71
thanks to all who replied. right front wheel sensor was slightly out. reset and problem went away. i can't say enough about this service. thanks again.
2002 Audi A4 1.8L power windows not working VIN: WAULC68E32
On this car we have replace the climite control module. we have test the power window regulator and door lock acturator. those all work on a differnt car. we think we have a open wire some where we did finding corrision on the door pin connector. we are the pr...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, throttle response VIN: WBAAM3347Y
finally got vehicle back at the firsyt of this week. started pin out test found that plug in the DME was cover with corrosion cleaned all corrosion off of plugs and pins vehicle noww runs and operates properly thanks for all the help 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.
1955 Cadillac Sedan 390CID r12 VIN: 5562120017
Thanks for all your help. 6lbs of R-12.. W/sight glass, Great imput on the vacumme control eating freon -Would not of thought of that, been awhile since I used a propane leak tester..But I Recall A Whiff or two of the gas put off by it.. Thanks all! Andy
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KF52YIR
All replies to this situation indicated that the problem was internal to the transaxle or its harness. If the harness checked out ok the only repair would be an overhaul of the transaxle. There is no way to check the harness without almost removing the transax...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L oil pressure light VIN: 1G6EL12Y5V
Thank you for all the help from the IATN members that offered help on this vehicle. I have found a broken wire (black) in the wiring harness close to the oil pressure switch. I put in a new pigtail harness connecting to the oil switch and all is well! Thanks a...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L high beams, windows, radio, fuel door VIN: 1G6KE54Y2W
Thanks to Brent, Steven, Dennis and Ronald for taking their time to reply to my call for help. I did not do my homework on this one and posted too early. We all get lazy sometimes. Brent was right as the splice under the left side of the rear seat (S305) was t...
1930 Chevrolet 2 door coupe 5.7L Alignment VIN: 1A2B3C4D5E
Thank you to all. I ended up using CAMBER-0, TOE-0, CASTER-+4. The veicle is very easy to steer and flies straight as an arrow.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
Hello. I have not been able to relook at this Blazer since my first post. The cust took it and said they did not have the funds to look at it now but will bring it back when winter starts again. I did notice though before I let it go that if you let it sit for...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
I believe that the problem is in the transfer case, had dirty oil with debris, but am still waiting for a go ahead to take it apart. Thanks for all the replies, they were very helpful
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 4 x 4 VIN: 2GCEK13T45
We installed an encoder sensor and problem was solved! Thanks for immediate attention and sorry for taking so long to close. Bruce [...]
1961 Chrysler Windsor 6.3L rear drums
WWWOW I never thought I would get that many replies for this old boat. I think all suggestions would have worked but I found the old three arm puller everyone was talking about under a pile of junk in a corner in our own shop. I found the best way to use it wa...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L irratic/no shift VIN: 1C3EJ5689T
I appreciate all of the info that I received from the six members that responded to the hard code 43 along with a transmission driveability problem that I had with the 96 Cirrus.The fix, as a number of you suggested was a faulty rebuilt tcm. When the flow char...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Stall VIN: 1C4GP44R9Y
Thanks for all the great help. Jim from california said to clean the throttle plate which i had done before, so i removed the throttle plate and cleaned it thoroughly and the iac opening and rob from oregon said check the iac 5 volt ref. but that was ok. I als...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD4R6XH
Well we had done wiggle tests and alike and never could get the symptoms to come up finnally the connector to the cam sensor got bad enufe through a little crack that got bigger and bigger gave out and when we would wiggle it then it would set codes and kill m... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ingnition coil 6), P1391 (Intermiten loss of CMP and or CKP).
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL56R74
After many parts and hrs of labor i had into this...i inspected the flywheel a little closer this time and found what appered to be cracks but it was not, but the tone wheel for the crank sensor was bent, so i thought that was it and put a flexplate in it and ... Trouble codes: P0016 (no cam signal), P0344 (intermitten loss of cam sig).
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L im monitors VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
well guys , i havnt got a def fix yet. i have some people helping me still on here so please send me any questions you have and i will forward any info i can! thanks...walt
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L parking lights VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
The windstar is fixed. The new switch fixed the problem. With the old switch if you turn it one past off the park lights would turn off. With the new switch it stopped at the off position and the lights would turn off. So something was wrong with the switch. I...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU02141
Wiille from Ill. had it correct,the PCM was the fix.We tried swapping coils and injectors and even ran new piggyback wireing from PCM to coil and injector but still had missfire code and intermitant miss/buck.We did have a problem reprograming new PCM with our... Trouble codes: P0305.
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L tcc system VIN: 2FMZA51614
out of the three replies i believe internal issues are present. the customer has not allowed us to further investigate after telling her a new trans was most likely in order. i guess ignorance is bliss in her case.
1994 GMC Olympia 5.0L co VIN: 1RC9408367
Thank you everyone for your help, Michael from Oklahoma and Ronald from Michigan had some very helpful tips. The base timing was at 6 degrees and I set it at TDC (according to the book) and set the idle at 500D (according to the book). Now I'm getting a IAC re...
2004 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDE5C1254
Hi everybody. All of you nailed the problem. I replaced number 4 injector and vehicle starts and runs like dream. Thanks alot. IATN is very good. I appreciated one more time all of you who responsed to me. Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil pressure sensor circiut signal low), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected), P2228 (Baro sensor circuit signal low).
1989 Honda Civic DX 1.5L brake VIN: 2HGED6454K
hi everyone. this one is fix. the problem was cheap m/c . put the different brand m/c in and also the front brake pads shim stuck too. i lube all the slide bolt like everyone respond. i clamp all hose to test the m/c . it internal leak. never said new is good ...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2342N
thanks to all that responded to this post. i found a poor connection at the distributor connector, one of the cam sensor connectors was loose, we tightened the connectors and the car has been running almost a week now. i just wanted to make sure, before i clos...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L wont idle VIN: 2HKRL18972
thanks to all the iac was the problem every body suggested to ghange it it was strange were it falled
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L unknown VIN: 1J4GW58S4X
Sounds like we will be removing trnsmission thanks to all that posted help I will update when Jeep is repaired
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Headlights, instrument cluster VIN: 1J4G248SXY
This was a Jeep from a used car lot, looked okay on the outside but had hidden body damage behind the right kick panel. The problem was no power to the inside fuse block from the white/ red wire from 50a fuse #3, we fond connector C105 hanging behind the panel...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hesitates to go into 1st gear VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
Thank you to all who replied. I was made aware that the check valve in the cooler line was an anti-drain back valve. I appologize for not being as specific as I should have in the original post. Since the problem would not re-occur for us here in the shop or o...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Dash lights VIN: 1J4GS48K86
I started off by replacing the battery @ the customer's request;this did NOT fix the problem. I then to the vehicle to the Dealer, as it is covered under warranty.They replaced the ignition switch & the transmission shifter. I picked the vehicle up last Satu...
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C8R
First I want to thank everyone who replied, all gave some helpful info. Replacing ECU with used one fixed the idle air command issue, now the ECU doesn't steadily ground the iac w/KOEO. The conclusion that I have reached and also had previously failed to menti...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Misfire VIN: JT6HT00W3Y
Thanks to everyone that replied! I ended up changing the two coils on the cylinders with misfires (Toyota warranted the 6 month old one) and the car ran great. I think that Ben [...] (who works at Lexus Dealer)is spot on when he states that Iridium sparkplugs... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl. misfire), P0301 (cyl1 misfire), P0304 (cyl4 misfire).
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
What a job!I replaced the spark plugs with motorcraft with the factory gap and all is well.Thanks for all the input.
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E1R
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Thank you to Jerry for spending time sharing email ideas. The problem was the mass air flow sensor. car runs well, and has been gone for a week now. Thank you IATN. Jeff
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Starting VIN: WDBNG78J41
The vehicle is repaired. Robert from Maine, thanks for sending us in that direction. The SAM did not loose its coding, but after performing a pin-point test we found a ground circuit had failed. Replaced the SAM and problem is solved. No coding was needed.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70J51
The car has been fixed as indicated in the update it was the fuel tank pressure sensor. The sensor is part of the tank meter. To replace it we had the customer drive the car to get the fuel level down. Remove the panel in the trunk in back of the tank unplug t... Trouble codes: P2012.
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L No Start VIN: 3MARM15JOR
the problem with this vehichle was a bad wire to the fuel pump, that was not suppling sufficient power to the pump. thanks for all the helpand suggestions.
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L planetarys VIN: 4A3AK34Y5T
after tracing LUBE FLOW circuit thru pump,shafts ect. found that the bushings on the reconditioned (USED PARTS) front sun gear where blocking LUBE hole to front planetary. my lack of tranny rebuild missed this blocked LUBE passage. one piece bushing is avail. ...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31FXP
HI Guys! This one is done. After convincing her the pearls of aftermarket distributors for these Nissans, I was able to purchase a factory OE unit and install it. I test drove it and she picked up the car that afternoon. She returned the next day all smile...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L no start VIN: 4N2DN11W6R
The ultimate fix was as Dale had suggested, overlaying a feedwire from the ignition switch to the coil. I HAD petty much determined this to be the least expensive fix rather than pulling the dash and following the wire. The most disturbing fact of the whole is...
1998 Nissan PRIMERA 1800CC Timing chain VIN: BATARTZP11
The repair information is simular to QG18DE. The only differance is the locking of the inlet cam. The chain was out by one tooth on the carnk shaft. The reasion for the failure was the design of the original tentioner. The oil pressure must have droped when th...
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