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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L hydraulic system VIN: TRUUT28N91
clutch pedal goes to floor and will not work at all. pull pedal back up and sometimes the clutch will work for several days, Then it will go to floor and stop working.
1984 BMW 533i 3.2L No Start VIN: WB8DB740XE
this car came in after sitting for over a year. it had an open coil wire we temporarily repaired that and we still have no spark checked crank pos sensor and speed sensor as well as reference point sensor all ohm ok and show good patterns. coil ohms ok but we ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABR3343Y
This car was driven in with a lack of power and mil on. Proceeded to pull codes and do a visual. Pulled a bunch of Oxygen sensor codes related to fuel trim and also some misfire codes. P0301, 302, and 303. Also had a cam sensor code P1397... Proceeded to pull ... Trouble codes: P1397, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1189
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, NOISE VIN: WBAGN63413
This Vehicle has a rough idle, there is a screaming noise from the front nad rear cranksaft seals (have seen this one before) when we remove the oil cap the noise stops and you can hear that the crankcase is under full manifold vacuum. We have done tons of the...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD22145
scan data- tech 2 not running- rpm 20/ egr pintle 100% 5 volts- diconnecct 0 /tps coolant and iac sensors read o or -40 f at times- loose data at times- back probed ecm on tps haves normal readings- egr normal- iac normal-lab scoped fuel control signal normal ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim lean), P0325 (knock failure), P0401 (egr flow test failure)
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cooling VIN: 1G4HP52K0X
Vehicle cools OK on short trips . Long trips will work good for about 1/2 hr or 45 min then freezes up or at least quits working . After turning off for a while will work OK again for a similar period . Drain holes for the water are open .This is not my area o...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Air Bag VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
I have a 2000 Buick Lasabre Custom that came in with an intermitten air bag light and security light on,also at times the radio cuts out.I test drove the vehicle and after 5 minutes the car chimed and the air bag light came on for about 5 seconds. then when th...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Ignition VIN: 3G5DA03E22
I am replacing the ignition lock & cylinder, have the column apart and can't see a place to drill out the lock pin. The key won't turn to run at all so I have no alternative but to drill it out. I have done this on other GM vehicles before but I can't find an ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Stall, BLOWN FUEL PUMP FUSE VIN: 1G6KD52B5R
hello everybody, this car came to me last week. complaint is stall int. normaly started back up. never did duplicate concern. no codes at that time. fuel pressure always 42-45 psi. customer needed car and took. called back 2 days later, vehicle died and wouldn... Trouble codes: P0020, P0085
1960 Chevrolet impala 327CID reverse VIN: 01837J2591
are there any ways to step up servo pressure for reverse?
1989 Chevrolet R3500 Silverado 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHR33NGK
Hi guys I have this 1ton that has been here for about a month now,the complaint is that shoots fuel out of fuel cap or the purge valve.I have personly not got it to do it.I think it does it on both tanks.any help would be great
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Sounds retarded VIN: 2G1WL54T2L
Vehicle was towed in, no start,no codes stored fuel pressure and volume ok, found 2 open plug wires.Vehicle starts and runs after new plugs and wires but it sounds late or retarded. With atiming light on #1 wire timing is advanced at idle and corresponds with ...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GIWL54T8M
hello and thanks in advanced i have this chevy lumina the car 3.1 and i wouldn't start so i checked fuel pressure and we have 40lbs and the 10 sec pulse .I checked for spark i have plenty next I pulled a spark plug to check for any problems i noticed the plug ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start, Ignition key stuck VIN: 1GNDT13W2R
The key is stuck in the ignition, and the ignition is stuck in the run position. Crank no start. Fuel pressure is low, tried banging on the tank no start. Tried spraying starting fluid down the throttle body no start (though it seemed to try once). Am concerne...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29J6V
This truck came in for a rough idle and hesatation below 2000 rpm. Very noticable under load and under 2000 rpm. Isolated fuel leak to injectors and verified visually with plenum off. Have run into this problem before with a 454 vortec and new injectors solved...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 3.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, Low Power VIN: 2G1WN52K1X
This Lumina runs good when cold, until driven for 15-20 miles. It then has a surge and low power on acceleration, you don't feel it at steady speed. The fuel filter was completely plugged, but that didn't fix the problem. Fuel pressure stays within specs. cold...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L starting VIN: 1G1YY22G9Y
This 2000 Corvette sits for the winter. The battery is usually dead after the winter. Most of the mileage was put on the first few years. This vehicle barely gets driven. The customer replaced the battery, but said it would be low after 4 days, and just click....
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L differential VIN: 1GNEL19W21
We have an 01 Astro van AWD. Came in with rear tires locking up. Took differential cover off and side gears are totally gone, metal paste throughout the axle housing. Ring and pinion do not look bad at all. My first thought is to clean housing and replace gea...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Security system VIN: 1GBJG31U73
Hello all!!! we have recently aquired this g3500 box van from a local construction site. Intermittenly this van will not start due to security system. It sets codes B2947 Security system sensor power circuit low, B2958 Security system sensor data circuit high....
1991 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L shifting VIN: 1C3XV56L1N
this is for all the electrical gurus, thanks in advance. we have a 91 chrysler imperial, low mileage,very nice. the lady let it over heat and blew the head gaskets, melted 2 pistons, we rebuilt the engine , new radiator, hoses , etc. now the transmission only ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3C3EL45H7V
Vehicle came in not running. Had new parts installed elswhere. We replaced crank sensor. Vehicle runs but very badly. Will lose injection pulse and get very weak sprk but vehicle will continue to idle (very bad) Also will lose cam and crank sync. Cam and crank...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Brake shoes VIN: 1C3EJ56H1W
Replaced rear brake shoes/drums and wheel cylinders after the left rear wore out from holding on/overheating in Aug/06. It happened a 2nd time, 1 month later and we replaced the cylinder and shoes on that side again. A few weeks after that the same problem ret...
2002 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2.7L bcm VIN: 1C3EL75R12
This car came in 2 weeks ago with low r134 and leaking evap core. We orderd core from aftermarket suplier and came in wrong. We then oredered OEM from Dodge and installed. I recharged the a/c and road tested the car. A/c was blowing 39 degrees. Called customer...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.0L Hard start VIN: 4C3AG52H54
Hello and thank you Customer states that after the car sits for ten hours or more, he then has to pump the brakes to get it to start. I told him that pumping the brakes would not have anything to do with starting the engine. It is just taking a long time crank... Trouble codes: P0335
1997 Dodge Dakota 5.2L steering VIN: 2BEHD56DY0
Customer has had ongoing intermittent problem with power assist. The truck will loose power assist and require excessive force to rotate steering wheel. It began occuring last year. We replaced the rack and pinion, flushed the lines and replaced the p/s pump. ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R8Y
Hello everyone, I can't really give you much more info. than this the customer ran vehicle out of oil and set motor up.We had a engine rebuilder remove ,rebuild and install motor now we have a ses light on with [fd undocumented code present],any help would be ... Trouble codes: FD
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L abs VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
The yellow ABS & red brake lights are on. This vehicle is not equiped with ABS. There is a jundtion block were the abs module would be. No trouble codes stored in any module. Parking brake switch released. Master cylinder full of fluid, & low brake fluid senso...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25B32
Came in with crank sensor code, ignition coil #2 primary circuit (PO352), and idle speed control motor code. Fixed crank sensor code with new crank sensor, fixed idle speed motor with computer, replaced coil, plugs & wires, ran good for two days but never clea... Trouble codes: P0352
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28623
This truck came in with a no start, only starts with either hot or cold. After vehicle is started with either it runs great lots of power no misfire or stumble. No codes. Fuel pressure 0lbs KOEO, about 800lbs cranking. Don't know much about Diesel engines any ...
1964 Ford galaxie 500 352CID ignition VIN: 4J68X15967
can anyone out there in ford land remember the ignition timing and dwell reading for the police interceptor engine. thank you all!!!
1980 Ford VI 5.8L Stall, backfire VIN: OY89G61832
have checked everything. Vehicle stalled when put in gear. At times it backfire through carburetor during cranking. Other shop installed rebuilt motor. Help.
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEF14N9G
Can't get my truck to pass emmissions test at idle, very high HC. here is some background, has 302 engine from a 87 Lincoln but with 86 F150 emissions parts, intake, plenum etc. It has long tube headers with o2 sensor just before collector and dual exhaust 1 c... Trouble codes: 67 (KOEO neutral drive switch A/C input)
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Intake VIN: 1FTEX15H5L
OK here is the deal. December of last year the truck cam in with the intake leaking antifreeze on the right rear corner of the engine. I replaced the gaskets and valve cover gaskets also using NAPA Victor gaskets. The truck came back in February with an oil le...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14N7N
Well ladies & gents, I have another problem vehicle that found my door. It is a 92 Fkord pickup that came in with a no start. It was scheduled to receive and engine, but died sooner. Tried to fix the no start but felt the engine was part of the problem, so rep...
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P5R
car came in with a hard starting and no power power problem. Customer stated he wanted the crankshaft sensor replaced. We replaced the crankshaft sensor with an after market. Old sensor wiring was damaged. Car will not start. Hooked up two different scanners ...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cylinder VIN: 3FALP6533W
car came in with running problem customer stated that car would turn over in the morning like there was no compression and then would finally start however runniing bad and then would finally smooth out and run fine. when we got the car it would start up but r...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW30F9X
Hi Techs,i have this powerstroke that misfires all the time no smoke no codes, lack of power. I changed the motor oil first, drove it for a while,stil runs the same, it has no codes i did cylinder buzz test all sound the same, i used snap-on scanner. I then di...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FTYR10V5Y
hello fellow techs. we have a ranger here that won't take fuel . It kicks off immediately when you attempt to fill the tank. We have not seen a problem like this before and were hoping someone could provide some direction. Thanks in advance David
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11331
tested cam position sensor-no signal,found terminals spread on connector, tightened terminals and checked with modis- good signal, on second key cycle,ses light comes on. resets code 340. ohm tested both wires from cmp to ecm-ok. noticed cam advance shows -9 d... Trouble codes: 340 (cam position sensor circuit malfunctionvak)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L21
Any information on the code 1504 {IAC} and what may be causing this would be of great help seeing it mainly happens hot and after driving aprox 50 miles slow down cheak engine lamp comes on idle eratic almost dyes or it will stall.press on accel and vech runs ... Trouble codes: 1504 (iac cotrol)
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tcc VIN: 1FMPU16L62
Vehicle came in with the O.D. Light flashing and the Check Engine Light on whith a strange shift pattern that is undescribable. We pulled the above listed codes with our Genesys OTC scan tool. We followed the Mitchel flow chart for these codes. Verified Bat. v...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU04132
2 weeks ago had a 2002 Ford Escape brought over for a hard start and rough idle, which I thought it was the EGR valve which it was. So I pulled it off I could blow basically straight though it, which I knew it was bad so I ordered a new one put the new one on,...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FMNU41S92
truck will intermittantly slightly missfire and stall while at idle and in gear.when this happens od lite will flash & pcm sets p0720 & p0722.datastream shows oss at o when stopped and reads rpm when moving.pinpoint testing shows no wiring connection issues.wi... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU67E53
Hello to all agian. Have this exporer thatis giving me a fit.In gear with a/c on it will idle so low it cuts off the a/c. Can feel it almost die out. Runs great besides this.A/c is cold and pressures are normal. IAC is oving normal the throttle body is clean. ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14504
Hello all. This truck has a slight rough idle and keeps setting these codes. We removed cylinder 4 plug and coil and tranfered it to cylinder 6. Same code returns for cylinder 4. There is a bulletin about updated plugs, but I am just wondering about anything e... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 316 (misfire detected first 1000 revolutions)
1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Starting VIN: 1HGCA5644J
the car does not act to start after engine warm starting but after a few minutes does act and engine runs,(the ignition key is on starting position and all dashboard lights on but the starter doesn`t act it`s completely dead) we change the starter and the batt...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Crankshaft pulley VIN: JHMCG6655X
Engine threw off 2 fan belts, found the crankshaft pulley wobbling with engine running. Removed pulley bolt (which seemed tight, found the splines worn smooth on the crank and inside of the pulley. The key was in it's place and not damaged. No previous repairs...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1859Y
Hello techs, I tried to diag the above code using MOD,procedure #15 required oil pressure adapter and pressure gauge on vtec oil switch,is there a aftermarket adapter or dealer only? What is the common pattern failure for code P1259? Thanks,Rick Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC system malfunction)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2HGES16611
I am sure there has to be a common problem with this code on this car. I can't get to test this when it's acting up. The car looses power on acceleration intermittently and the light comes on with this code P1361- TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption. I played... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L traction control VIN: 1HGCN66583
Hi all, hoping for a little help on this one. Car came in with complaint of TCS light coming on and transmission not able to shift out of park. Problem was intermittent and we could not get it to occur. Scanned abs system for tcs light codes and had code 68 br...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L not obd ready VIN: KMHCF24F8W
This car will not go obd ready. I tried the 17 step procedure from alldata, twice..I tried the procedure from identifix and it still wont go obd ready. The customer has tried 2 other shops and they couldnt get it. The customer had his cat and o2s replaced, ......
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L alternator VIN: JAACR11E8M
customer brought truck in for battery going dead,checked charging, not charging.put alternator on sill no charging,replaced relay sill no charging.here is what gets me,ac and ac & heater fan does not work ,charge fuse has no power to it.ok now you can pull cha...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cam timing VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Good morning. I hope someone out there can help me with the correct timing proceadure for this 3.2 l Rodeo. The timing belt marks were on , however the passenger bank of cylinders all had only about 75psi of compression. I followed the proceadures in alldata ,...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58N72
the ads fuses blows slow the first time i test drove after putt in the fuese it ran ok after replaceing coils that it ran BAD Trouble codes: P0320 (no crank reference), P0340 (no cam signal at pcm), P1299 (vacumm leak found / iac-fully seated), P1389 (no asd relay output voltage at pcm)
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP13122
van came in with ac inoperative, found good system charge and no ac operation. if compressor is powered up at the relay it will kick in and operate normally with good pressures ect. we suspected a bad triple switch and or controll head but we had another kia s...
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L valve train VIN: JM2UF1135K
help mazda men! no oil getting to valve train. has 54-lbs oil pressure at sensor near oil filter. bottom end has no noise. valve train clatters. runs great. where is my oil going?? is it similiar to 2.9L-V6 ford timing chain guides that sit in block forcing oi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E6S
This car is back again, displaying code 19 which I dismissed last time as part of the wiring harness problem. This time we changed the oxygen sensor (was dirty & filthy fouled with carbon) and the CO & HC numbers came right down to near Zero after a cold start... Trouble codes: 19 (Self Adaption at limit)
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertible top VIN: WDBLK65GX3
Hi Fellows, We try to help our neighbor bodyshop to fix that convertible top is not working at all.All Fuses are being check for battery voltage & even with running engine with alternator charging voltage 13.75V . The only thing you can see is the convertible ...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AJ46G3S
I have this 94 Galant that is driving me nuts. There are no codes. When you drive this car it wants to almost stall but if you put your foot on the gas it will all of a sudden take off. Almost like a clogged converter but we check it and it seems good. I check...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Heater
Hi every one, i have this Mitsubishi pajero here, this is know as the montero in the US market and the affected item is set up very similar to the US based vehicle. The problem here is that i can get no heat out of the dash board vents and i know hot water is ...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driver's seat VIN: WAUBA34B1W
I'm sorry that I have to close this post without any info as the car in question was a used car that was just sold and they did not want to go into the problem further. Thank you for your replies, Alan
2000 Audi S4 2.7L oil temp gauge VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
thanks to everyone who respond & special thanks to John [...] , who hit it on the spot , it was the oil level sensor the one goes on the bottom of the oil pan
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3348Y
ok i went home for the night and got to thinking about the wave form so i watch the signal on the square wave and jiggled wires at connector under the intake found pin for signal wire partly pushed out fixed the pin and checked other 2 looked ok the loose pin ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Starter engagement VIN: WBABS53481
Well, I have to close this request soon, I have not fixed it yet but from what I have seen here the battery and the ignition switch can be a problem. I am not taking a chance here, so I'm going to get both and change them. It happens too rarely to diagnose.
1988 Cadillac Allante 4.1L ext. lites/output switch modules VIN: 1G6VR3175J
Wish i could close this as fixed, but no! Thanks to Robert [...] for their replies and to AC-Delco Techconnect Hotline for their help. With my 35+years with Cadillac service dept. [I was there when first and last Allantes were built] and my ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c compressor VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
thanks for the great responce to my reqeast, 9 replies the fix was the evaporator inlet temp sensor reading [...] on of calibration thanks tim
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L hvac control and blend door VIN: 1G6KS54Y1W
We finally removed the mode door actuator and worked the doors by hand, with the desired results. The new actuator does not come preset from Cadillac. Even though it is hard to get at, changing this actuator is easier with the dash installed because you need t...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L abs VIN: 1GCCS14ZXR
Thanks for all the replys and sorry for the delay I just got the truck back today but anyway the left front speed sensor fix all problems thanks again.
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0300 VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
Unbelievable! Thanks to all who replied, especially Bruce [...]. who recommended looping a vacuum gauge into the PCV system and watching for the gauge to act like a burnt valve when this problem occured...and BINGO there it was. That monday I pulled the heads and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W71
First off, Thank you to all that responded to this dilema. It's good to know that there are still top notch technicians out there. After further diag. I found out I could make the car run by Disconnecting the pcm for about 15 minutes resetting the KAM. It woul... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor performance).
2003 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L trans shifting VIN: 283HD56G03
The car appears to be fixed,we replaced the solonoid pack and also the fluid and filter.We also checked the solonid valve for sticking or binding, is was fine.This solved the po1776 code which re-appeared on a regular basis.It has been a couple of weeks now an...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Inst. cluster VIN: 2B4GP24GX1
Problem tuned out to be broken wire (power feed) from fuse box to inst. cluster. repaired wire and all systems work fine. thanks to everyone!!
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L pinion bearing
Thanks everybody for all the responses! I ended up borrowing the spreader tool and everything worked out fine. I guess you really do need the right tool for the job-jd
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L charge light VIN: 1B3ES56C93
Thanks for the help! Three people hit it on the head with the batt temp sensor. We found the connection bad sensor at the sensor. Thanks again for the help Duane
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Shift interlock VIN: 1D7HU16NX3
First of all thanks for all who replied. After testing all the electrical systems tied into the shifter interlock and trailer brake wiring (all tested fine) I decided to change the cable. Only available OEM, the solonoid is attached and fairly easy to replace ...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B4R
The engine came out of a 95 mazda 626.The cam is different,can't use the mazda dist. because the connectors are different,and the parts for the probe dist won't bolt in the mazda housing. The engine are the same EXCEPT for the cams.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U0V
First off, thanks to all who took the time to reply and help - it is appreciated. Special thanks to Nick [...], who nailed it right on the head. It turned out to be a two-fold problem - with the worst part being that in attempting to repair the problem, ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13PIV
Thank you to all of the techs who replied. With further diag and a running compression test I found # 2 to vary on compression telling me that all of you who referanced the tsb's for valves sticking and loose valve seats are probably correct. Unfortunately the... Trouble codes: P0302.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z3X
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0320 VIN: 1FTPE24LXX
Thank you to everyone that posted a reply for my problem child there was a lot of useful information and thinking that i had a problem with a crank shaft sensor possibly i figured might as well drop the a/c compressor down and look at it well when i got the co... Trouble codes: P0320.
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF57FOX
thanks to all who responed i think it was oil burning from the engine i told the customer & they are going to let it go until it get worse thanks again all who repsoned
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Will not crank VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
We found that the battery cable had actually been burnt by the EGR tube, but had been retaped. The part we missed was closer to the starter (I guess where it had shorted from the first incident) thats where it was shorting occasionaly. She has driven it for ab...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMZA51433
first of all i would like to thanks for the replies i received. the master cylinder (including reservoir w/ level sensor) had been replaced. i got some responses saying to check that, but since it had been replaced i ruled that out. i got a reply saying to rec...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L altenator,instrument panel VIN: 1FTNF20144
thanks to all whom responded \ found overdrive cancel switch wire in steering collumn bare and intermittently shorting out repaired wire problem fixed thanks again iatn rocks
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L ac VIN: 1FTNF20556
orfice tube pluged \ full of sand\replaced acumulator compressor and orfice tube problem fixed thanks to all!!
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8658N
found bad ecu battery jump by a paser by cables on backward
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E03
this car came from another shop and we didn't have time to mess with it so i told them to send it to the dealer. thanks everyone for you help. the shop before us threw awhole bunch of parts on it and i am not going to get into the middle of it. thanks again Trouble codes: P1608 (ecu malifunction), P1615 (ecu malifunction), P0101 (maf/vaf cir ranger/perf porblem).
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Valves, Oil Pressure VIN: 4S2CM58V6V
I haven't fixed this one yet, but did get enough information to get the warranty company satisfied. I have slightly low pressure, slightly loose bearing clearance, and slightly worn rockers and shafts. I'm not sure what came first, but the fix now is to replac...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY1953W
The fix for this vehicle was to replace both of the oxygen sensors. After driving through multiple warm-up periods the problem has disappered completly. Many thanks to all who responded.
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L shift solenoids and trans temp VIN: KNAFB12211
First of all I want to thank all of you who responded. This was a headache that I was worried about all weekend. To come in this morning to 'the fix' was great. Mike hit it on the head with the corrosion in the connector. This is the connector that handles all...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Tire Monitor VIN: 1LNLM97V5T
well guys this customer chose to take the car to the dealer for repairs. We really tried everything to get the light off but we had no luck. I had a few good replies but nothing that worked.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Thanks to all who replied. It helped to hear from all to help me keep an open mind and not zero in on one particular item. The cooling TSB did not apply. I knew the fan was working properly It would start at slow speed and then ramp up to high speed as engine ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1NA3528L
So the customer decided he needed to fix the low compression first and while we do that we will keep eyes re the stall That is the smart way to go seeing as what is the sense of trying to get it to runn on 3 cylinders ?/ thanks for all the replies
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L parasitic draw VIN: WDBGA3E7NA
Yes the draw was in the cluster itself.As previously stated when I unplugged plug#2 {large round plug on passenger side of cluster],the draw went away.Just to verify that it was the cluster and not the wiring I took apart the plug,connected only the 12 volt fe...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L wont turn off VIN: WDBGB34EXN
thank all of you it was the vacuum hose to the fuel turn off valve that goes to the power brake booster on the one way check valve tee thanks to all again
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Drain Cuff Hose VIN: WDBFA67E9S
I found the correct routing for the drain hose. I searched the inside of the B pillar with a boroscope before I made the help request. I found a hole in the rear of the B pillar that passed through to the rocker panel. I could see it using the boroscope with t...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Most people kept saying vacuum leak but that would usually give a more constant problem. I forgot to mention though that I put a smoke machine on almost every running problem I see before I do any other diagnostics. It is easy and can save a lot of time. I end...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L thermostat VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
thanks to all who replied. we recieved two common answers. the radiator and the water pump. we explained situation to customer and he agreed to let us check radiator and replaced water pump.removed water pump and it was ok. had radiator checked and found it to...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L dies on start-up VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Thanks to all who offered info. Several responses suggested a bad connection at ECM or mass air flow, I check these and more without success. Two responses suggested replacing the IAC. I rechecked the IAC and suggested replacement to my customer and she chose ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A62
Hey thanks to all the guys who took the time to help me.I installed a new mass airflow meter and all is good. Trouble codes: 1102 (Mass sensor), 1121 (etc), 1122 (etc).
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