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1996 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4DC2389T
...Losing Sleep...have a 'hot-rodder' with this car; came in and asked us to R & I engine for build at machine shop. He is going to have a turbo installed at a later date and wanted to freshen up his motor. He states he had new racing rods & low compression pi... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap sensor high input)
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Heat VIN: WBAAM533XX
Customer complains of no heat and loosing coolant. I pressured checked the coolant system and found no leaks.I checked the heater valves operation. I have checked the blend door flap operation and it moves mechanically and electronically. I do not seem to be g...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADN6349Y
Hey everyone this car is kicking my butt. It came in with MIL on and rough run previously stored codes pointed me to a cam sensor so i put both banks sensors in. i also put spark plugs in it as good measure. It still runs rough but the only codes it keeps stor... Trouble codes: 50 (Random cyl misfire), 62 (Cyl 1 misfire)
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Starter engagement VIN: WBABS53481
I have experianced this only once but the customer has been stranded by this problem; while engaging the starter the dash lights all go out, the starter solenoid clicks, and releases, lights come back on and then the starter clicks again. This repeats at about...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L communicatio VIN: 1G4HR54K3Y
The vehicle was driven to our shop with a lot of dash warning lamps on and several accesories not working. The components that are not working are a/c compressor, radio, door locks, all gauges are dead, no power to cigar lighter and there are no interior light...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L 2nd Only VIN: 1GBJC34K7R
Hey Guy's and gals, look this 3500 is funney we had taken it on for repair but the customer has had every thing done i think what's left. The Trans will not shift al all and the code i am getting is a 66, 85 and a 67 all for the trans i have looked it over and...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
Hello everyone, I need a little help on this one. This vehicle came to us with a intermitant ABS light and when the light comes on (usually after 10 miles of driving) the transmission will not up shift (like its in limp mode). I can shift it manually. I used t...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L child safety VIN: 1GNDUO6E1V
I know this seems like a very simple help request but due to what is at stake, I need to be sure of what I am doing. This is my own personal vehicle and I need to know where to install the tether bolt for a front facing child seat in this van. The owners manua...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK33J7W
This truck came in with the ses light on and complaint of rough idle. P0171 fuel trim system lean bank 1 and P1133 insufficient switching bank 1 sensor 1 were stored codes. Freeze frame showed bank 1 LT trim to be around 100 counts and bank 2 LT trim to be aro...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L a/c clutch VIN: 1G1JC1246Y
a/c clutch does not power up on own. if i jump relay or ground dk grn/wht wire with relay in, it works, but no fan control. using scanner to command a/c relay on/off it does not work. check dk green/whire wire from relay to pcm for opens/shorts, wire is ok. it...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29G32
I was wondering if anyone has run into this problem before. I have a code P0343(CMP signal to high) I am not familiar with this system. There are two values on my scanner that read CMP low to high & CMP high to low signals. Both numbers keep increasing up to a... Trouble codes: P0343 (CMP sensor signal to high)
1968 Chrysler newport 383CID Mechanical VIN: CVN6H9RR56
sorry about the vin the car is at the shop, 68 newport towed in no start no compression havent worked on an old dog like this, cam chain sprocket lost most of its teeth causing it to run out of time, if theres any old school guys out there do i have to worry a...
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XV66R4N
Hello guy, I have one that's eating my lunch for two days. Car came in with a no start situation, check for codes, no communication. Checked all fuses, all checked good, checked for power and ground at the PCM, all is good. Went to all data, performed test, sa...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Rack & pinion mounts VIN: 2C3HC56FXS
Hi fellow technitcians: Hoping some chrysler techs may have run into this problem. There is a creaking popping noise coming from the front end. It does it mostly in parking manuvers. All front end parts listed were replaced. They were worn and replacement was...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3V
Came in as intermittent stall, has progressed into very repeatable stall, no start. Loss of injector signal at time of stall led to ecm replacement. No change. Injector pattern just goes away, at idle it just slows down and the pw gets wider and the completly ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde 3.2L steering VIN: 2C3HDY6J1X
This vehicle has been back to dealership to no avail for this problem which is very dangerous, upper bearing plates have been replaced, was intermittent, but now more often, turns easily to right but has to force it to the left. Dealer hasn't heard of the prob...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL55H3X
Installed new a/c compressor to fix a noise that would come and go as the compressor was turned on and off. But after replacing the compressor I discovered the noise was still there. So I pulled out my stethascope and proceeded to probe. Sound is coming from w...
2003 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L trans shifting VIN: 283HD56G03
hello fellow techs,my driveability guy is on vacation and im a little rusty.i hope you can help.this intrepid came in with a complaint of trans being stuck in 2nd or 3rd( higher than normal rpm) after about 15 miles.car was stopped, fluid was checked and was (...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L starting VIN: 1P3ES47C5T
i have a dodge neon that i put a motor in the car came in on a hook it had no battery plugs or wires when i pulled it in the customer said it needed motor and he also supplied that so i dont know if this was an existing proplem after i replaced motor car wont ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out
Have this 5.9 giving us intermittent headaches. Problem arose after basic ignition system tune and fuel inj service according to customer. The engine will lose power and start popping under acceleration at any speed with symptoms very much like very low fuel p...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire
This truck came in yesterday,cust says intermitant hesitation and backfire.He had the cat(dealer)replaced,plugs,wires and cap.I test drove it and it does back fire when crising but when you stomp on the gas pedal it does not do it.Drove with the scanner and fu...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire, pings badley VIN: 1FTEX14N9N
this vehicle will run normal, then intermitanly will start missing and pinging if has a load on it or going up a hill, can not duplicate this, have driven lots, customer brought truck back after we replaced plug wires and said that its not changed and he left ...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
This vehicle came in with the mil lamp on (code 332). The problem was that the DPFE Sensor was partially melted. The nipples that that hoses connect to were gone completely melted. I checked the exhaust back pressure and it was ok. However the muffler is sound... Trouble codes: 332
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FALP6535S
hello,I need the correct tension spec. for the timing belt. I have the cams locked in position,the cam gears are loose and free wheeling.How tight do I set the tensioner?Do I just release it and let the spring tension it,or do I tighten it a little more than t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
help please. ford f350 drove in yesterday with a running problem so i fired it up drove down the street thinking it didn't run to bad for 225000 miles. well 1.5 miles down the road this thing shut down to a idle and a ran real ruff. i put master teck to ck cod...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transaxle/cv VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
On acceleration there is a shudder/vibration that you feel on acceleration. On a straigh line takeoff you feel it between 15 mph and 50 mph. At that point it's a mild vibration. I gets worse, however, if you turn the vehicle, shuch as when you turn out from on...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1130X
car came to the shop in the tow truck cust said die on freeway after drop the car off the tow truck car start 1time check code code camsensor replce sen sor 8 days later light on again same code cust said hart star when cold ?? can any one help my phone is 714...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S2Y
ok, first off, this is a mercury sable, not a taurus, but o well. i've already replaced the injector and ign coil for this cyl, and swapped plugs between cyls, to no improvement. my problem is that the car sets a p0304 (cyl 4 misfire) and has a lean code p0171... Trouble codes: P0304, P0171
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
i have this tranny that is extremely hard to shift into reverse you have to practicaly use both hands. the customer stated that vehicle was hit in the front end while parked, in reverse, parking brake applied. moved car one car length and after that it had thi...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V03
Guys( I need HELP! This vehicle came in with several codes, the misfire codes being the major complaint. With the codes that were there I started with the injectors... they were fine, even changed with known good injectors with no change. Also there is a strng... Trouble codes: P1152 (Unknown Diagnostic Trouble Code), P0171 (Fuel Trim Too Lean Bank 1), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire), P0175 (Fuel Trim too rich Bank 2)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSS34PX5
hi everyone, i have this ford van that pulls hard to the right when you apply brakes. nothing is hanging up. rotor temps are all within 15 to 20 degrees. could the abs unit be at fault. dont have much to go on. need help
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Rack & Pinion VIN: 1HGCA6289K
Hey Everyone, A little help on this old Accord please. Customer stated "During a normal curve on a highway exit ramp, the steering did a hard pull to the right and then the steering became very effortless to turn". We thought maybe a ball joint dropped or some...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Slider VIN: 5FNRL38425
Hello, This vehicle came to us from a body shop in town. After repairing some minor damage to the left rear. The sliding doors work properly with the ignition key in the off position. They will close with the key in the on position but will not open. There are...
2001 Hummer H1 6.5L No Start VIN: 137AZ83371
The vehicle came in with a hot start problem that occurs intermittently. The codes listed below were in memory, but the MIL was not on. I have not been able to duplicate the problem so far, but another person in the shop had a hard time starting the vehicle wh... Trouble codes: P1641 (No valid info.), P1643 (Wait to start circuit), P1654 (No valid info.)
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG41GPY
This 1 came in with SES light on,customer complaint that what he feel when the lamp in on position - is a high fuel consumption! with Snap-On I found DTC P1128, I saw that the O2S B1 S2 show steady PID about 0.0150V... the upper one works correctly. I checked ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel Trim Lean under Load)
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJG25F91
thanks in advance guys,we have an '01 tiburon that has not started for the customer two times in five months. when the car gets here on the hook it starts. check codes and there are none and the fuel pressure is fine. seems to happen after sitting. it has all ...
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z5N
Veh was towed into our shop not running. Was diag with no fuel pressure at filter but had ground and power at the pump when key turned on. Introduced fuel at TBI( carb clean) and veh starts and runs as long as fuel is supplied by outside source. Cycled key man...
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L low power on takeoff VIN: SAJNV5843F
This Jag has no power at take off untill engine rpm is 2500 or higher. It first came in for a not start. The ignition module was bad. We replaced the module and pickup with a Crane Cams Fire Ball conversion kit. It converts to an optical triger. We also replac...
1997 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L cmp synchroniser assembly,coilpac,starter VIN: 4F4CR16X4V
Truck came in on a rollback with a no start condition.Had 2 codes stored.P0341 and P0352.I checked the cmp,it was destroyed as well as the cmp synchroniser.I ended up replacing both items.The coil was split open on the underside so I replaced it as well. Alsow...
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 2.0L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22761
i am listing this for a friend at another shop. he had a 2001 mazda protoge 2.0l dohc mp3 come in with a p0300 multiple misfire code. he replaced the coils and spark plugs but still had misfires. he removed the new coils and installed the original coils thinki... Trouble codes: P0300
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3907G
i have no spark from the coil, i have no signal to the coil, i have scoped the crank sensor and checked the powers and grounds to the ignition module and even checked to make sure the distributer is rotating and all are good, so i replaced the ignition module ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L conv. top VIN: WDFA68F31F
Hello MB techs. I'm trying to get the convertible top to work. System is inop. Hard top does not unlock. I can clear codes but 1 comes back as soon as I push the switch to close. Code 124-Limit Sw. signal implausible. Autologic has no further information. Lots...
2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
This vehicle is a Mercedes Benz Vito van, 112CDi. No other codes are stored apart from the Glow Plug codes. This vehicle has a rough idle and engine miss whilst driving, whether hot or cold. I am waiting on glow plugs to fix the fault code but cant see why th... Trouble codes: 1481 (glow plug failure glow plug 1 failure), 1482 (glow plug stage current error)
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
This car will die and/or stall when turning at slow speeds. Especially when the motor is warm. It wont do this when it is cold. After it warms up and in gear it will stall/die when turning from a stop,or into a parking spot. The fuel system has fuel/motor vac ... Trouble codes: 46 (thermactor air not bypassed during self test)
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L 20amp fuse VIN: JA3BM54JXP
hey guys, is there any mitsub. top techs out there, i need your help. Car came into the shop, with a no start. Found the 20amp ECI fuse blown, replaced the fuse, car started and ran fine, car idle for five hours. When test driving, on the way back to the shop ...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26C6Y
When vehicle first arrived it arrived on a flat bed do to a no start. Upon inspection found the vehicle to be flooded. When I check for trouble codes found there to be a PO505- IAC circuit malf. When I finally got the vehicle started the idle did not raise. So... Trouble codes: P0505
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CCUA32A
as tech's we always have one vehicle that stumps us every year & this is it.the customers complaint was an occasional no start, stalling when cold, cuts out while driving & will not restart. the no start has only happened to me once to me & the vehicle had fu...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Hello Friends, I'm having problems with starting on a '01 3.5 Pathfinder. The problem is noise or extra pulses on the 1 degree crank sensor in the bell housing which is keeping the engine from properly starting, some times backfiring, then flooding. The en...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on
Hello all!! I have a 03 Altima 2.5 that will keep setting a P0340 cam sensor code and sometimes will not start. When the vehicle will not start I have no ground trigger to the injectors or ignition coils. I always have power to coils and injectors just no trig... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Sensor Problem)
1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GHDU06L2P
van towed in from another shop for no start.they replaced crank sensor, ign module and computer.i started checking sys. found ign harness from icm to main harness shorted together. replaced harness with used one.still no start.i have no spark and intermittant ... Trouble codes: 66 (a/c pressure sensor prob.), 67 (cruise switch fault), 68 (cruise command prob), 69 (high pressure switch)
2000 Ferrari 360 Modena 3.6L Readiness Monitors VIN: ZFFYU51AXY
My customer bought this vehicle last Fall, so being in the Northeast, it's not been driven at all over the Winter. He got it registered last week, and I went to pick it up for inspection. No problems at all, except that there were 3 readiness monitors not set:...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, no spark VIN: 1G2NE12T9T
hello all...i have a 1996 pontiac grand am with a 2.4L and it has a no start problem its getting any spark...i have injector pulse and i have checked with the modis and it says cam and crank sensors are in sync.plug boots,ignition module and spark plugs have b...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Tachometer VIN: 1GMDX03E5W
Vehicle came in with complaint of tachometer not operating. We scanned the computer, no codes were found. The rpms were reading properly on the Mastertech. Checked power and ground to IPC and checked the wire from the PCM to the IPC tachometer and found good c...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E0Y
hey, i have a problem with this grand am it has gone through two fuel pump relays in the last year and now it needs another one. was just wondering if anyone has seen this occur. this is an extremely intermittant problem, like i said it has been at least six m...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78V6S
After repairing engine from broken timing belt and having all of the valve and guides replaced, engine started and ran fine. After a short one block test drive the MIL came on. We do not have a Saab scan tool and used the flash code method to retrieve codes fo... Trouble codes: 17 (Un-Defined), 21 (Mass Air Flow Sensor), 31 (Air Intake Temperature Sensor)
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55B5W
This one came back with the same code after 6 months. When I checked the bias voltage on the signal line at the plug I got the recommended .45 v. When I read the sensor voltage on the TechII it says .8v. When I install a jumper across the pins 3&4 of the plug ... Trouble codes: P0133 (oxygen sensor 1 slow response)
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L starter VIN: YS3EF58Z9Y
I have this vehicle in the shop and has been a problem since the customer came in for a busted headlight. My boss was the one that took care of the problem. Well the car came in with a dead battery and blamed it on us...Once we put the battery charger on the v...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E4P
hello tech! i am working on this car was drive me nut,93 toy. cam 2.2l at idle it fine if you bring it to 2000 rpm slowly it will fine but if i open throttle suddenly it will stumble then stall out.fuel pump filter, cap ,rotor, wire has been change it has cool...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L ODBII drive cycle VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
Customer is preparing for NJ State Emissions testing. Customer came in with P420 - Cat Eff low. We reset codes and sent him home with instructions to return is MIL reset. He was back in three days... same P0420. We changed out both O2 Sensors, cleared codes a... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency below threshold)
1996 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L no data VIN: JT2DG02T6T
Hello techs, Toyota is failing NY Emission inspection for no comm. Has power and grounds on ALDL. Pin #2 has data continuity from ECM. Scan tools do not read. Toyota states computer in car is wrong one, #12D440. Toyota says ECM should be #2D721, not available ...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Lean Run DTC VIN: WAUBA24B6X
Hey guys, Thanks for all the suggestions. Despite the obvious nature of this problem, I could not see how a vacuum leak could be intermittent, but this one was. Most of you suggested to check for vacuum leaks, and I did with a smoke machine and discovered th... Trouble codes: P1136 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Add System too Lean), P1138 (Fuel Trim Bank 2 Add System too Lean).
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L actuator VIN: 1G4HP54K65
Thanks once again every for your help. As it turns out, the problem was not that it was low on freon. Rather it turned out to be orifice tube that was restricted. Replaced tube and flushed system, works great. Jaime
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1G6KY5490Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem did indeed turn out to be two bad reman. alternators, right out of the box. Bruce from Florida said he only uses new AC delco when possable. He seems to be on to something. A new AC delco fixed the problem.
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GNGK26FOR
Thanky, Thanky, Thanky, every one! A bunch of folks were sure it was the pump, Jim and Larry had good suggestions on an aftermarket pmd cooler kit which relocates the pmd to a cooler spot mounted on a heat sink. Shawn and Jeffery suggested mounting a temporary... Trouble codes: 35 (long inj pulse), 36 (short inj pulse), 29 (glow plug relay problem).
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCFK29S8R
thanks to all replies. now i know and understand the purpose of this fuel line.replaced with rubber line now all is good.thank all of you.
1996 Chevrolet G30 Beauville 4.3L engine performance VIN: 1GCGG35Z0T
I want to thank you all for your replies. I put a new cap and rotor on it and voila, it works great. I looked at the cap adn rotor and didnt see anything visible but the change did wonders. Thank you all
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L compressor VIN: 1GNEC13R2V
Thanks to all that replied.Ron from Texas was correct.There is no power going to cycling switch,it provides ground.Normaly you can tap on switch and a/c will start working but this was not the case on this vehicle,which in turn threw me off course plus the fac...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19WX1
We got this one fixed. We ended up reprogramming the PCM . We then performed the case relearn procedure. The van runs like a charm. Thanks for all you guys for taking your time to help me out, I could not have it fixed without ya'll, its very great and helpful...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J61
thankyou for all your replies. customer finally brought car back. we ran an injector cleaner and it seemed to help some, next we ran an injector balance test and found inj 5 still having issues. convinced customer it was the only way and replaced the injector.... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
Thanks for the great responses, in response there was no trouble codes stored in any of the computers, while it was acting up and cranking you could wiggle the key and get it to start indicating that there was a problem in the lock cylinder, we replaced the pa...
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 4BSAU52N1T
Thanks to all that helped. I'm sorry it took so long but, I wanted to make sure this vehicle was fixed. What we found where bad wiring in the harness by the battery and sticking Shut Down Relay. We repaired wiring, replace relay, and sold customer full tune-up...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
This wasen't too bad to fix once i knew how to test it. computer had a grounded coil driver, replaced with reman from dealer. fired right up and ran great. thanks to iatn and all who replied.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7HF12ZXW
Sorry for the delay in closing but the customer had eye surgery and had not driven the truck until yeasterday. He reports that it is running great and no more clunk. The fix was tightening the lower shock bolts even though they were not real loose a few clicks...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35F7V
after a lot of hesitation i replaced the master cylinder with the updated one from the f450 and so far it seems to be fixed. the customer picked it up last night and called this morning to let me know he is very happy with it. thanks to all who replied and rea...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
thank you for all your replies.what i notice was fuel trim at 47%.so i installed a used computer thinking it was possible on wrong fuel cell.no change.then i finally was able to idle poorly but had enuogh time to spray carb clean on intake.runs better but othe...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FM2V73W62
Thank's to everybody who replayed .Trans has been rebuilt in another shop so I send the truck back to them ,so they took it apart and found something brocken I don't know wet what ,As soon I know I would let you know.Thank's again.
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L headlights VIN: 1FBSS31S43
ok im calling this one a fix. I replaced the headlamp switch and have not heard back from the customer. Thanks again for the help
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTSW3174E
After more pressure testing while truck was cold.The pressure in reverse would vary from 60 psi to 90 psi when doing a stall test.When the trans would fully engage in reverse the pressure would go back to spec.Installed factory trans .Thanks for all the help.
2002 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L power steering pump & hydraulic brake booster VIN: 1GDJG31F52
Thanks for the input on my power steering issues. We checked very carefully for any air leaks in the system and found none. Checked the cooler and other lines for problems.. none found. We blew out all the lines and then changed out the pump assembly and after...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56714
This vehicle finally fixed! Close inspection of internal circuit board of the PCM revealed damaged soldered pin from one of the processing chips. It is a mystery how it got damaged and could be as well a manufactures defect. All PCMs are covered by Honda for 8...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD1049X
FIRTS OF ALL THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all the guys that took their time to reply. I didn't get useful info this time (usually I do) but it doesn'y matter; the car is fixed and the customer is happy. the main problem end up being a bad connection at one of those ... Trouble codes: P0121.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA0102Y
I feel like a fool, Alldata shows the wrong firing order and my trouble cly. is on the drivers side just like a Ford V8 #5 in front. Swapped coils and missfire goes to next cly. Ordered coil. Thanks for the replies and letting Alldata know of the miss print.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L anti-theft VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
well after checking bus voltage and ohm testing harness i am forced to assume was just faulty connection at skim from wires being ill routed around column. when tilted was pulling on them. corrected problem and released vehicle. will do follow up if problem co...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S4Y
sorry it took so long to update but i wanted to make sure problem did not reoccur.i did find corrosion at connector behind right kick panel very similar to the picture posted by tom from ny.after cleaning connector and clearing codes,vehicle was driven more th... Trouble codes: P0123, P1596.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L long crank time VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Vehicle was back yesterday for more testing. We attached our spark tester, injector noid light and fuel pressure gauge. The vehicle started each time we tried it throughout the day. Spark and injector pulse were there when cranking. The fuel pressure did drop ...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3536Y
Thank you all very much! I keep the car for the past week (cust on vacation) started many times and drove to lunch every day, never acted up. Finally the vehicle acted up when pulling it into the shop for end of day yesterday. Got lucky and was quick enough to... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L turbo noise VIN: WDBAB33C2F
Thanks to all who replied. Scott from Washington and Steve from Florida hit the nail on the head. The noise was from the ' pop off valve ' Still testing the car with it disconnected and so far no differance.
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 138GP193X1
hi i took the info into account but the car never showed back up so i can't tell much to you all as to the fix thanks phil
1998 Nissan 240SX 2.4L reverse/1st VIN: JN1AS4409W
Hello, and thanks to those of you who have replied. I am happy to say that this vehicle is finally fixed. Finally on the third transmission from a reputable salvage yard, we were able to get 1st and reverse, and every other gear inbetween with incredibly smoot...
1989 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1G2NW54MXK
Thanks for all of the replies. I installed the TCC solonoid assy. and it seems to be working fine. It was an intermittent problem so we will hope for the best. So far so good.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE15D2S
thanx to everyone that offer such great advise. i replaced the coil cover and the symptom went away. i did't think of that at first due to not visually seeing the carbon tracking, now i know. thanx again.
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L oil pump VIN: YS3DF55N4T
I fixed this vehicle by replacing the oil pump and timing cover. There was no obvious reason for this pump cracking, no debris, no marks on the gear teeth, just that crack. I did find a plastic plug in the turbo return line that I had not put in. There had b...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L comp pulley bearing VIN: 4T1GK13E6R
The customer declined A/C repairs, but the A/C and alt share the same belt. Since A/C pulley bearing is locked up, he asked if I could put a belt on the alt, and bypass the A/C pulley. This would be great, except, the A/C pulley is in the way. I R&I alt and co...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSF29M0X
The general consensus is that it's more important to check cranking speed than starter draw itself, although I did compare draw to my personal TDI Beetle and got roughly the same readings. Spikes just over 500 amps and cranks at about 300-350. The techs that s...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Tack/Speedometer VIN: 3VWBB81E4X
Well guys this one is fixed!! I decided to go back to the beginning on this one and concentrate on the wiper problem. While tracing voltages back to the switch I went to pull the wiper relay out and well there wasn't one! There were a couple of relays missing....
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Stall VIN: WVWGF21JSY
I replaced injector pump with a rebuildt unit, starts instantly now, idles well, revs up well, produces plenty of power.this symptom of not idling is typical of injector plunger sticking. thanks for the many insightful replies. Dave
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
Thank you all for your replies and special thanks to Scott and Larry. My part number was different but it kept me on the right track. On the side of the intake manifold there are two 12mm vacuum hoses, when the lower hose is pinched, the crankcase vacuum goes ... Trouble codes: 16685 (Misfire cylinder 1), 16684 (Random cylinder misfire), 16686 (Misfire cylinder 2), 17544 (Lean adaptive).
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Head Replacement VIN: YV1NK53D7X
Got this vehicle running! The head with the solid lifters works we just had to get the rear cam seals for a later model engine. I also used new head bolts to be certain that nothing went worng. I had all the tools to line up the camshaft, made the tool that yo...
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