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1998 Acura TL 3.2L ignition lock VIN: JH4UA3645W
this acura TL came in this afternoon, customer can not remove the key. it will not go back to the lock position. the shift interlock is working fine but the key interlock is not. I found only a wiring diagram in alldata, no other diagnostics at all for this. c...
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L none VIN: 2HNYD18713
the customer has complained that there is a noise that started occuring about 10k miles ago. it has gotten progressivly worse and more consistent. it occurs at about 40mph and once it starts,it will continue. we have tried to find this noise for the last 5k mi...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L oil temp gauge VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
Hi guys, I got this 2000 Audi S4, I'm trying to replace the oil temp sensor but i cant find it, according to alldata suppose to be above or near the oil filter area, but no luck, is anyone replace one of these sensors, I would like to know what kind of job is ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3348Y
hello every one this car came in it had 3 codes 1 for each cam sensor and 1 for evap leak at gas cap. i put in 2 cam sensors and gas cap costomers complaint was car stalling intermitently. after replacing parts testdrove car all was fine i gave car back to cos... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cylinder block VIN: WBAB235144
Has anyone ever time-serted these blocks with the baums jig and tools for repairing a stripped head bolt hole?
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L control system VIN: W06VR52R5W
climate control seems to be in a default mode. will not switch modes (defrost, floor, vent), blows some from all vents, display shows switch occuring as requested. I took car to a friend with tech 2,pulled code 52 (not programed) did programing - tech 2 said s...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Hard Start VIN: 1G6DM57N53
This car came to me from another repair shop. They retrieved the code & replaced the Crankshaft Position Sensor. And the code came back.I checked their installation and tested the circuits. Looking into the CKP Sensor hole in the block (with a mirror), the rel... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Performance)
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hydraulic system VIN: 1G1AY8760B
The problem first occured a little over a month ago. Customer states he started the car, backed out of his parking spot, maneuvered out of the parking lot and brakes felt normal. About 1/4 mile down the road, pedal went to the floor, and car came to a slow sto...
1987 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 7.4L a/c system VIN: 1GBKP37W5H
HELP A/C ENGINEER NEEDED!! conversion motor home 134a after market system with expansion valve and york compressor. Vent temp. 60 deg. at best 80 deg. outside charged system from 1lb to 4.5 lb i have no specs. i cleaned evap., flushed system, fresh air door ...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEC14K9K
hi techs: got this chev p/u that pulls hard to the left when braking. we removed all of the wheels and found the rear wheel cylinders and axle seals leaking. remove and replaced rear axle seals wheel cyls and rear shoes. also machined rear drums. test drove wi...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L First gear VIN: 2G1WX12XXS
You guys have helped tremendously in the past, hope you can on this one . We had a 95 Monte Carlo with a bad DOHC 3.4. We also had what we thought was a 96 Monte with a bad body but a good 3.1. Nobody bothered to check the VIN, turned out it was a 97. Disc...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEG15W8Y
Hello all have this van giving us a hard time does not want to start when cold have good spark the fuel pressure is within spec when truck starts 55 to 60 but only about 55 to 45 when cranking it will start and stay running if we spray some carb cleaner in int...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L ac/compressor VIN: 1GNEK13T5Y
This vehicle came in with no a/c. I found the high pressure shut down sensor on the back of the compressor melted and burned. Before I go and replace the sensor any ideas on why it would melt. Thank you
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L fuel gauge radio VIN: 2G1WH55K71
i have this impala here that the radio does not play at times and the customer also says fuel gauge not working and sometimes even the dash lights go out.i have seen the radio play and not play i also noticed that the fuel gauge will go to full and back down t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHK29G22
Hello all, This is a farm truck and is used HARD and pulling overloaded trailers.We stay on top of routine maintenance when the vehicle is available to come in to shop. This time it has multiple problems;customer complains of no power and bad running;down to 5... Trouble codes: P0218, P1683, P0300, U1041
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L drl VIN: 2G1WF55E22
Hello-- this might be a good one for gm techs.This is my father in laws car and he tells me the drl lights turn off when putting the car into reverse. I have looked up tsbs and checked the wiring diagram but dont really see where this may be going. Is this may...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L fan clutch VIN: 1GNES16S33
Have a 03 Trailblazer that intermittently clicks on startup. Sounds like it's coming from the fan clutch. Haven't exactly pinpointed the source yet though. Anyone have any experience with this noise, or knowledge of the electric fan clutches? Was thinking that...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Head and Valves VIN: 3C8FY68B72
This is a question for you PT Cruiser experts This is our first PT Cruiser timing belt towed in, it is an interference engine, and we would like to know if every belt failure causes valve damage or should we install a belt and do compression check before pull...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2C8GF68454
This vehicle have a creeking noise when coming to a stop, we have already disconnected the stablizer bar links and its' still there, we checked front suspension to make sure it's tight and it's. We even replaced the front strut mounts and lube all parts rubber...
1988 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L a/c VIN: 1B7FDO4Y3J
Customer complained of A/C not working. Recovered system to check and see if it was full - it was. When the compressor cycles, low side pressure goes into a vacuum and reaches about 15 inches. High pressure stays right around 100, until compressor cycles, then...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7GG23Y0V
vechile had misfire cyl #2456 replaced cap rotor wires plugs #4&6 still misfiring. compression good swapped injectors no help fuel pressure within spec found intake gasket leaking replaced gasket now vechile idles rough but once over 1000 rpm and driving vechi...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7KF23631
Thanks in advance. While driving no load or trailer and cruse control set close to 55 MPH it will slowly looses speed then drops back to third gear speeds up, then back to over drive. It will do this on flat or small hilly roads. If cruise is set around 70 mph... Trouble codes: P0216
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L charge light VIN: 1B3ES56C93
The car came in with a no start condition. We tested the battery and found it bad. Replaced the battery and it started fine. The battery light was on and tested the charging system and found the alt not charging. Replaced the alt and it is charging now but the...
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FABP54RXL
Hello Ford techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with a intermittent T-bird.Came in a month ago for no power,can not accelerate condition.Road tested and ran great did and code check and found 2 codes #85 canister purge fault and #19 eca fail/cid?.Installed new f... Trouble codes: 19 (eca fail or cid fail)
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B4R
vehicle was towed in needing an engine.It had been run low on oil and seized. We installed the engine, started up and ran for about a minute, and lost spark.We ohm tested the crank sensorand coil ok. Replaced the distributor and it started again for about the ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTCR15XZV
Greetings fellow techs, Got this one dumped in my lap just now and not all that familiar with the Ford electronic 4WD systems so I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction for tomorrow morning. The four wheel drive on this Ranger does not work at a...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Engine Oil VIN: 1FMRU18W7W
HHHELP! Vehicle came in for other repairs (rear diff.) & oil change. Thats when I noticed oil was not touching the dip stick. Looked for leaks & found only engine oil cooler/filter adapter hose assy. leaking. Customer O.K.ed repairs & they were made. Customer ...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L 3-4 VIN: 1FTNS2420W
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P6X
HI TO ALL: This vehicle has me at wits end. Vehicle has the normal escort rough idle but takes off on acceleration fine but at mid range vehicle will surge this will end if speed is increased. At highway speeds vehicle travels fine. Mil will not come on all th... Trouble codes: 1132 (excessive rich condition)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
This hot rod was towed in with a dead battery. When I went to jump start it I could hear a clicking noise from the new dash. It sounded like the hazards were on. I hit the button and the noise went away. I replaced the battery(dead cell) and now the truck star...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P3Y
This Focus will turn on the MIL, after about 20 seconds. Only code listed is the drive cycle code. My scan tool (Genisys), does indicate that the MIL is commanded on. Any ideas from you Ford guys out there? I tried disconnecting the battery for at least 15 min...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W12
Using NGS, found no communication w/ABS module. All relative fuses/powers/grounds ok. Terminals 29 and 30 (SCP + and SCP-) at ABS module connector C135 had no terminals visible in terminal block. I removed cover and found holes factory plugged for these wires....
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L steering
Howdy all. We have at our shop two F250 both supper duty's and both 4X4. one is a 99 and one is an 05. the both start to go one way or the other when ever they take a notion to. it is not constant. the 99 has new moog ball joints and has 92000 miles and the 05...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L brakes???? VIN: 2FMDA52295
C/C was a noise when brakes applied. Test drove and heard a clicking noise when brakes applied. replaced pads & cut rotors, also greased everything, still noise. not eveytime brakes are applied, but when changing from rev. to drive.( forward and rev. motion).
1992 GMC C3500 Sierra 6.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GDGC34J2N
well thanks to all that response to this message well i am at lost with this bio diesel she run good but when you get on it it shuts down and she will restart after one or two crank well i cant find good info for this truck no codes fuel pump new fuel filtter ...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GKDT13W1Y
The truck initially came in with the customer complaining that it felt like it was always in 4 Wheel even though the switch indicated 2 Wheel. Also it had shifted into 4 Low on its own. Scanned it with no codes. I put it on the hoist and all four wheels spin i...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8658N
no spark new dist
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Looking for some expert trany people. I installed a new Jasper trany in this odyssey. It now has a slow and slightly harsh shift between gears, mainly from 1st-2nd at more than half throttle. It takes to long to shift, but doesn't shift into neutral. I have re...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W91
Hey you honda guys, I got a stumper. THis one was towed in. Customer said it died going don the road. Should be no big deal. Wrong. I have no communication with the scanner. Solus or Escan. Power to term 1 and 9 and ground on 4 &5 of the diagnostic connector.G...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L fuel system VIN: 3HGCG66542
Please HELP. We had a Honda towed in for no start. We didnt notice if the immobilzer light was flashing before or not. It had no spark. The inside of the Dist was nasty looking, replaced w/ new Dist. Now we have spark and still no spark. NOW we notice the immo...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM81794
Don't want to shoot from the hip on this one. There is obviously something common to all cylinders causing this rough idle. I have spent a lot of time looking at data, and cannot find anything out of the ordinary. This car seems to drive perfectly fine, smooth... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E03
hello fellow techs i have a 03 hyundia santa fe with some dieing issues. so far we have not had any issues with it dieing but we did find these codes on the computer p1608, p1615 and p0101. i called the dealer thay told me what they were but that was it. i am ... Trouble codes: P1608 (ecu malifunction), P1615 (ecu malifunction), P0101 (maf/vaf cir ranger/perf porblem)
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Heater control backlighting VIN: SAJHX1249V
The center console buttons for the HVAC (mostly) are dark when the other lights are turned on. The dash display and the radio panel are lit. I can find no info in Alldata and don't know whether these lights are repairable, never having had a car come in withou...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJGX2247W
I feel like I'm on fly paper! The harder I fight, the further I fall! The car was brought to me with the original concern of raw fuel smell in the garage when the car was parked overnight. This was the main concern of the customer. As a side note they mention... Trouble codes: P1226 (Jaguars Desc. Control Sleeve Sensor Malfunction/ Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circuit range/perf.), P1227 (Jaguars Desc. Wastegate Failed Closed over pressure Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circ. low input)
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48STY
Jeep came in yesterday, repaired 1494 bad hose at intake, on road test, missfire felt and seen in misfire counter, only on #1. On heavy accel, and above 2800 rpm, regular and heavy surging, and fuel pressure swings +/- 10 psi from spec, but doesn't drop. Repla... Trouble codes: P1494 (ldp fault), P0301
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L failed emission test VIN: SALPV1449X
this rover 4.6l will not pass the va emissions test. keeps failed for catalyst, evap, and o2 monitors not complete. client ( friend of course) has driven the vehicle over 1500 miles since any emissions related repairs and can not get it through. gone to 4 diff...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1249X
Hope everybody had a good holiday weekend,.this vehicle will sit and idle just perfect,.off idle there is a constant missfire, induction backfife, and repeat codes for cylinder missfire on the right bank,.cyl 2,4,6,8,...exhaust was dropped and no change,..is t...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L remote for alarm VIN: SALTY12444
We have this Land Rover and both remotes do not work, dealer says they have to be resynced, I'm wondering if anyone has run into this. thanks
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transmission VIN: SALMF11464
After about 10 minutes warm-up-drive, transmission goes into limphome-mode, especially entering coasting after an acceleration. Recycling ignition-key resets failure for the next couple of minutes. Other then that, trans shifts and runs perfect. No engine code...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8JS47E9P
Car failed CA dyno smog test 3 times, first testing failed just co over .30 % max at 15mph and 25 mph testing all other reading pass. Second testing after replacement of front oxygen sensors, failed both hc and co tesing. Third testing after replacement of rea...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
po 171 stores regularly with in 4 drive cycles on hevy accel bank one fuel trim is -11-12% at idle. car hesitates bad on heavy accel it doesnt seem to be misfireing. on moderate accel it runs great. fuel pressure doesnt drop off. no ign miss stored. im confuse... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JT8BL69S31
Hello, We have this Lexus that is hard to start after sitting 30 min when hot. It will have a long crank time and then finally start. Once it starts it runs good. It seems like it's flooded. The customer even said it smells "rich" when it happens. Fuel press...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L temp gauge VIN: 1LNLM91V3S
This car does NOT overheat. The temp gauge will ascend to the highest part of the gauge (N of NORMAL) that is not in the red at idle (after hard driving to get it hot). The temp will go down to the middle of the gauge if revved. The vehicle originally had a b...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33G0X
Two days later car comes back with black smoke pouring from exhaust and a flashing CEL. Customer blames us for this issue, a very untrusting man. Cel is p0136,300,and misfire on all cylinders, R+R plugs, sooted badly, clean plugs and drive to test maf and vac,... Trouble codes: P0136
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM75W7X
This vehicle was parked in a garage overnight and wouldn't start the next day.We have checked and cannot get either of our scan tools to communucate with this vehicle(we have 2 snap on scanners).Cam and crank sensors both ohms check O.K. There is power at the ...
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L cluster VIN: 1MEFM42145
sometimes when your driving the vehicle, the gauges stop working and go all the way down and bounce like the signal to the cluster is not communicating or suddenly gets cut off. does it for about 3 seconds and then go back to normal and function. has no drivab...
1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1PB22S4J
drove car with fuel pressure gauge hooked up and when it bogs downs and dies fuel pressure stayed at 15 lbs , r and r map sensor and clean , we are thinking its the map sensor, very expensive from dealer , not available aftermarket or used , dose anyone have a...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D9X
This car came in today with a P1400. Alldata says to diagnose the crank sensor. Is this right? In the past this has been an EGR system code. Which system do I need to look at? "Only thing worse than NO information is BAD information". Hoping you guys can at le... Trouble codes: P1400 (aux. emission controls)
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power windows VIN: 1N4AL11E03
When you roll the passenger front window up, it goes to the top in the "auto up" mode, hits the top then goes back down two inches and stops. Several attepmts to stop it at the top are required to get it to stay in the full up position.
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L code 341
codes 341 intermitent cam signal, 342 no cam signal & 670 quad 4 failure. after replacing cam senor and magnet, icm, plugs,& wires, on interstate under load vehicle will misfire, cam and crank error on scanner goes from 1 to 19 to 49, check engine light and co...

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HYD18651H
i want to thank all of the techs that replied. after smoke checking the intake again and i did not fine any vacumm leaks. i tried fuel injector cleaning one more time with a extra strenght mixture of cleaner. bingo that worked. my fuel trims came down to about... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1), P0303 (cyl 3), P0305 (cyl 5).
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Heat VIN: WBAAM533XX
I have not repaired this car yet. I do believe we have a plugged passage or a possible head gasket issue. If this car returns I will up date with the actual repair.
1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Intermitent VIN: 1G4HP54C7K
thanks to all for the insightfull help! too many names to mention. the fix was the fuel pump. still have the check engine lite for est but it starts every time and runs rather well for a loaner. thanks again for everyones help. Trouble codes: 43 (ESC Problem).
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
thanks for all the input, it was alittle low on charge that did help, but the left side temp door was not closing all the way , it has 2 little end fingers that wherechatching on the inside of the box , i was able to reah up and trim the edges of the fingers s...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L control head VIN: 2G4WB55K81
thanks for the help, we removed the body computer and located the bcm body ground, which was green with corrision, we cleaned and greased it and went back and rechecked and cleaned all the grounds and our problem was fixed, the bcm ground and ac control ground...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L RF wheel (ABS) VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Well thanks for the responses everyone. Based on the average of the responses, the general feeling is that we should be using a O.E. or AC Delco bearing hub. Since the customer was leaning toward trading it off due to some other problems developing (such as co...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K7X
Sorry it took so long folks just real busy,...the fix wound up being a combination of a cracked/leaking EGR tube,..and a bad #6 coil.,...so far the vehicle has not returned,..Thanks again for all help. What a great tool this site is,.keep up the good work. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel trim system lean bank 2), P0305 (cly 5 misfire).
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L a/c clutch VIN: 1G1JC1246Y
Sorry been so busy, forgot to post fix. Problem was located in wiring from a/c switch to bcm. found out that it was a 2001 system not a 2000 system and the wiring diagram was slighty diffrent. thanks for everybodys help.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L power seats VIN: 2GCEK19T33
I only got five replies, but they had some good ideas. There is apparently a memory seat module that can be replaced, or the driver's door module that can be reprogrammed. I will need to consult the wiring diagrams, and a GM tech bulletin about this problem. t...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L compressor belt and tensioner VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
New compressor, orifice, and accumalator, flush lines
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L power rely VIN: 2C8GP64L72
found common ground in harness under battery tray black w green tracer insulation was worn not correded no battery acid present and only a few strands were still holding together van has been gone for a wk customer reports no problems
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L left rear axle VIN: 3B7KF26W5W
thanks for all the help, it turned out to just need some friendly persuasion. the axle had worn slightly on the inside of the spider gear causing it to not come out easly.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L engine VIN: 3P7HC13Y0D
Thanks for the quick responses on this one. We have not seen the intake leak that many of you mention but makes good sense. Guess since the engine is running so good it is hard to repair what you don`t see in this case. No coolant or oil leaks so I am going to...
2000 Dodge Viper R/T-10 8.0L passenger door latch VIN: 1B3ER65E5Y
Thanks to Paul and Steve who responded to the problem. Steve hit it on the head! The power wire inside the wire loom where the harness goes from the door to the body was broken in two. I could not see a reason why as the rest of the wires looked fine and the h...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire
Well I am still working on this truck off and on,when I checked for vacum leaks at the intake with it running it started to back fire at idle so I changed the gaskets including the valley pan,I thoght it fixed it but strated doing it couple of days later.When ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L cluster VIN: 1B4GP453X1
the problem was a loose terminal going to fuse box in connector c3 terminal 15 . found many loose terminals in connectors, RE the replies to find witch module is causing the problem there is a connector under dash where you can diconnect wires from the pci sys...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L 4x4 VIN: 1D7KU28D73
well thanks again to you's three who responded, thats what it all about, putting our collective heads together, I was told that there may have been a TSB on this system, but when I asked the local dealer to look into that for me, they said not, but I should ha...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire, pings badley VIN: 1FTEX14N9N
well i motorvaced this truck 2 times and ran the number 8 plug wire completly away from any other wires and hooked it up to a boat and had customer drive it up some hills here locally and he was very satisfied in the results just want to thank all of you who r...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L engine gerotor oil pump VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
The powerstroke is fixed, Thank you to all of you guys who took time to help me. It's been long before I close this help request, I had to wait for my customer to bring me the pick up back. Finally jay prevented me about the possibility of a check valve in t...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L a/c leak VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
Thank you all for the many responses.Most were about the drier leaking but we have already replaced this part and leak was still occuring.Recharged system again and customer took on vacation trip.He will return in a couple of weeks for us to inspect.Plan on ta...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cranking VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
Most replies where to try a ignition switch. I replaced it & did start testing many times.Worked good, Customer came to pick it up & it failed again in my shop. Good thing car never left. Finally I was outside the car turning the key , arm inside, heard the so...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5145W
thanks to all how helped this ended up being the ecu thanks again to all that gave good info not cheap though
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L22
Well had i checked my powers and grds at my pcm i would have found the eaten wires that some vermin had been dining on,i would not have had to bother you good folks. Thanks for all the help. Jim
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L tow haul button VIN: 1FTSW21P16
I want to thank Art from BC that sent me the picture of how this is to be routed I don't know if it was routed wrong to begin with or what but this method got it away from the pinch point. it went around the bottom of the handle and back around the top to the ...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L master cylinder VIN: 2GTEK19MXV
Hi Thank you to everyone. I went out and made 10 panic stops in a dirt road down the street. Then bled the brakes and all seems to be Ok. I let the customer take the vehicle and told him to pay attetion to the pedal and call if anything felt unsure. It's get...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Coolant VIN: 1GTEK19V91
Gentlemen this vehicle has been fixed. The response was terrific and provided the direction and information that was needed. As many suggested it was the water pump gaskets, we put 16 PSI on the system cold and let it sit, after about 30 minutes slight amount ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHM7264C45
Thanks for all the help folks. This one was such a pain, so we didn't go as far as some of you suggested such as checking dwell time and hooking up an occiliscope. We checked for AC ripple from the alternator and double checked grounds. The charging system che...
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJNW4746P
We replaced the cap, rotor and wire set and the car runs fine. We had checked the rotor earlier but replacing it alone was not enough to start the car. The cap looked fine and the wire set ohmed out o.k. but, apparently, the combination of all three old parts ...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4FJ68S2T
Thanks for your help. A new blower motor fixed the problem. When i checked the fan motor it had high amps on start up. Then rechecked the fan motor after replacement. The startup amps lowered as well as the current pattern looked more even Hi was at 14.5 amps....
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX48SXW
First of all, Thank's to all who took the time to read this help request and participate with their input. The Cherokee had a bad connection behind the valve cover as you guys stated and the coil was heating up and cutting out. repaired connections, installed ... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign coil primary circuit).
1999 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L p0700 VIN: 1J4FF28S4X
Thank you to all you for the help. I put a new trans input RPM sensor. The trans input RPM sensor had an intermittent clitch that wasn't long enough to set a code for it. Thanks again to all for your help.
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMINA3539R
Hi guys, Sorry it took so long to get this one done. The darn car ran great until yesterday!!! It decided not start up and we then easily pin-pointed the fuel pump as the culprit. Previously, I tried to use the lab scope on this one, it was drawing around 4 am...
2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Noise VIN: 1YVGF22D32
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. William from Connecticut nailed it. We put an OEM pump in and it repaired the noise problem. The aftermarket part we used sure looked like a re-boxed OEM to us, right down to the dimples in the plastic part from the mo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, leaks VIN: WDBEB31E8S
The hose used to replace the leaking injector return hoses was factroy braided. The replacement of all 6 injectors with Bosch remans and a 20 mile road test after a thorough clean up revealed no diesel fuel in any injector wells
1999 Mercedes-Benz E280 2.8L Blend doors VIN: WDB2100631
OK. I finally got this in to diagnose it. Thanks for the replies, and the direction. I was able to find out how to pull the fault codes without the scan tool. Got B1234, 1416, 1417, & 1418. Tested and found the coolant pump motor open curcuit, and the duo valv...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBSK75F03
Thanks to all.I found the TSB on this problem after the first few responses.I did remove both seats and replaced connectors.I feel good about this fix especially when our local dealer (WHO KEEPS NOTHING ON HAND)had eight kits on hand.I cleared codes test drove...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
Thank you all for repling to this post. I checked ignition timing and bumped it up a couple of degrees. I'd also cleaned the e.g.r port,which was almost plugged full. As for fuel pressure,it is okay when cold, but slowly falls off when hot. I'd believe the fue... Trouble codes: 46 (thermactor air not bypassed during self test).
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26C6Y
we replaced the i.a.c after a week of driving the light returned we looked into it further and the replaced the computer and the vehicle has not returned. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0505.
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L starting VIN: WPOAB29923
Just needed a fresh face. Another tech in the shop found a bad connector at the theft module. thanks for the excellant input.
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L odometer VIN: 1G8JW54R41
thanks for all the replies. i replaced the bcm and reprogram to tsb update. fixed. thanks for all the help.
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