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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L engine VIN: WBACD432XW
Hey all you bmw techs, I have in my shop a 98 328i that had a used engine installed in it at another shop at times this engine will not start, has no spark. Alldata says cranksensor is on the front of the engine on the 1998 model however after checking out the...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L clutch switch VIN: WBADE5324W
Hi guys, I'm having a bit of a problem and I wonder if anyone can give me a hand. In the shop I have a 1998 540I sdn, 9/97, [...], 6speed. The clutch master cyl went on the car, I purchased a new updated replacement, the replacement has to be insta...
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?
1989 Buick Riviera T-Type 3.8L brakes VIN: IG4EZ11C8K
Cust had brought the car to us twice complaining of brakes "dragging". Each time we could not duplicate any symptoms. On the first visit we noticed brake lines "weeping" at the rear brake proportioning valve. We replaced the valve and associated lines. A few ...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2G4WD54L3M
the brake pedal on this car will feel good as you come to a stop but will drop about a quarter to half inch suddenly as you stop. will sometimes fade at a stop and the car will creap a little then grab again but only does that once no matter how long you are s...
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)
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Alarm VIN: 1G4CW54K82
The customers complaint is that the alarm goes off when opening the door after unlocking the car with the key fob. It did this 3 times yesterday when they stopped in, but of course isn't acting up today now that the vehicle is here to get checked out. Somethin...
1990 Chevrolet Blazer Scottsdale 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEV18K71
started out truck would start then stall several times in the morning. once running it would run all day. Now it is worse it just starts then stalls. it has a replacement distributor and new fuel pump relay. I have a good idea what it is but want some chevy gu...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1249T
good day all this car came in no start, would run 5 min then stumble and stall. restart after 10 min then repeat. found pcm coil drivers shutting down. replaced pcm, car ran perfect for 2 hours. went to deliver and no start. no spark until you let off the key....
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Daytime running lamps VIN: 1G1JC1245V
This vechicle is equipt with daytime running lamps but they are inop and there is a warning lamp flashing in the dash. I am completely unfamiliar with this system in GM vehicles.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29J0X
came in for engine miss at idle warm or cold. monitor misfire data-cylinders 1 & 8 continual misfire at idle. gradually/intermittently cyls 2, 4, & 7 will begin to misfire after idles for 3 or more minutes. miss clears above 1200 rpm. no codes stored. cleane...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R1X
hi guys i have car came in with dtc po160. costomer installed all new [...].clear code test drive same code came back. bank2 sensor2 stay at 0.450mv. ohme test wire from sensor to vcm found ppl wire rubbing trans bracket and cut. repair wire still ho2s at ... Trouble codes: P0160
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L no shift VIN: 3C8FY4BB31
vehicle came in, no shift and check engine light on. code 0605b. alldata has no diagnostics for this code. all it says is if no other problem is found replace tcm. we cleared code and test drove, light back on in less than 50 yards driving. would an internal m...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55R84
her's a good one for all you chrysler techs 2004 chrysler sebring no start with cam sensor plugged in. if i disconnect cam sensor besides having an extended crank time the car will start and idle fine. other than that it wont start with cam sensor plugged in. ...
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
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4B3AU42Y5W
Frist I like to thank everyone for taking the time to respond.I have 98 dodge avenger 2.0L std trans..replaced motor due to bent vavles.started engine ran good for about 2 min.then started to run rough. found no spark on #1 &#4 cly.i have 12 volts to coil. #2 ...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L all shifts VIN: 2B7KB31Z61
we have this van with trans codes p1757 governor pressure above 3 psi in gear at 0 mph and p1762 gov. pressure offset voltage too high or too low. the mitchell repair tree shows that the voltage on pin 4 which is the gov. pressure sensor signal (light green w/...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L transmission VIN: 3D7KA28D54
Hello fellow tech I have this truck Iam working on the complaint is doesnt shift right Sometimes.The trans acts like it has a stall converter when problem is present. You can manually shift the trans work fine.I noticed that after the truck sits for 4hrs or mo...
2004 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1D8GP45R24
Hi Folks, I thought this would be an easy one, but I still have no spark from the middle 2 terminals of the new coil pack. Same as the original but I had no continuity on the old pack across those terminals and now that I have the proper resistance from the ne... Trouble codes: 2302 (Ignition coil A secondary circuit)
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L blower motor VIN: 3D7KR28C96
12v present with key on, eng. off at blower motor (b/m) connector when disconnected, voltage drops to zero when plugged in. i verified ground circuit ok. verified continuity on all ckts from switch to resistor& to blu/yel wire at b/m. verified continuity from ...
1990 Ford F800 429CID Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF82KXL
Truck came in popping really bad through the carb and it caused the air filter to catch on fire. I had the carb rebuilt by a professional and after cleaning up the mess on the engine I replaced the EGR and installed the rebuilt carb. The truck will idle good b...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Transmission shifting VIN: 1FALP5246R
Hi guys and gals. Need some help with a Taurus with an AXOD-E. Customer complaint was a slip-jerk at 25-35 mph. Test drove vehicle and it felt more like a hard shift. Also had some bad engine mounts, making it feel that much worse. Brought back to shop, scanne...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L engine runs cold VIN: 1FTCR14A4R
This Ranger has been in our service for the majority of its lifetime(since 1996). It came in with an insufficient heat problem at idle, temperature gauge reading low and coolant seepage. We were able to verify the concern and upon inspection found the radiator...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
dear ladies and gentleman i really need the help from some of you ford gurus. this truck came in with ck eng light on. hard failure code 224 cannot find much info from micthell for diagnosing this code.checked coils test fine checked ign timing/34 degrees adva... Trouble codes: 224 (pcm/primary circuit failure), 998 (fmem mode)
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L convertor VIN: 3FCMF53G6R
This class A motorhome is makeing me nuts. When going down the road it,s going in & out of lockup,worse when the road is rough, also loseing cruise at same time. I,ve spent hours looking for loose or bad conections,can,t find anything. This is a E40D tranny,an...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H1T
This vehicle sets these codes usually within a day. Serial # indicates that it is a 5.8 litre, but actually is a 4.6 SOHC. I have tested all that Mitchell says, can not find any vacuum leaks , low fuel pressure, or faulty 02. Oil level is full but not over. Lt... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L 4x4 lights on always VIN: 1FTCR15X5T
Asked customer why he wanted the trans rebuilt and he said that after you drive 20 30 min trans would not work, i told customer he should have left the trans in and brought the truck to check for codes or electrical problems first. I took the trans apart and c...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
car came in w/ engine light on & we retrieved po443. we have checked all circuits from pcm connector to canister purge & ftp sensor & canister vent solenoid. we have replaced canister purge(had oil inside) & f.t.p. sensor (oe parts). this is a continuous memor... Trouble codes: P0443
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41XXV
customer has been here and to the dealer multiple times for this problem.started at about 38000mi.mil lamp came on for faulty o2. replaced down stream o2.then it came up with this slow switching code on the upstream o2.we replaced the upstream o2 and did a fue... Trouble codes: P0133
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
to all ford tech. can you please let me know where to look for this problems. thanks thoa Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX0861V
This has to to 4 other shops and has not been fixed yet. I put new plugs and wires as they were under warranty. # 7 Plug had burned the electrode and ground off the plug/ Have checked EVERYTHING I can think of and it makes no sense to me. I scanned the IAT als... Trouble codes: P0113
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56S7Y
Vehicle came in stalling. The vehicle runs OK at idle but as soon as it is put in drive the transmission output shaft sensor reads into the thousands of revolution, the vehicle speed sensor also becomes erratic, it indicates vehicle speed, and it stalls. Once ... Trouble codes: 503 (Vehicle speed sensor fault), 720 (Output shaft signal), 722 (Output shaft signal)
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
customer complaint of high idle, engine overheating,check engine light on ,checked codes, po117 ect ckt low, engine runs fine in shop no high idle but temp gauge & scanner ect temp, after about 5min of running reads 258 degrees, gauge in cluster pegeg temp at ... Trouble codes: P0117
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W11
Vehicle came in to our shop with complaint of misfire when wet. Tried to retrieve codes, otc scan tool will not communicate with vehicle. Checked power and ground fron ecm and data bus, all ok. Tried second otc scan tool, still no communication, also tried sna...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L belt VIN: 1FDWF36P35
hey guys this is a wild one we have a bunch of these trucks and are all under warranty,but there is one we have to change to belt on ,this truck has alot more stuff to be remove that the other ones we did ,what is the easy or should i ask the best wat to remov...
1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMWH6161P
I have a vehicle with no spark. Followed All data and replace distrubiter. Still No spark. Tack does not move. Check engine light will not go out, unable to flash out any DTC's. Unpluged TPS and MAF sensor light still stays on. Grounds at thermostat housing ok...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L pwr windows VIN: 1HGEJ6670V
we found 11 broken wires in the driver's door connector mentioned in several help requests on iatn. does anyone know if terminals or parts are available for repairing this harness? honda dealer has not been very helpful, offering only the entire body harness ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Coolant VIN: 1HGCG5652W
This 98 Accord came in with oil in the radiator. There is not any coolant in the oil pan.We flushed the system two times and replaced a ruptured upper radiator hose. After a three mile test drive we see oil in the radiator again.Cooling system seems to be hold...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6658X
Hey everyone had this car come in for a missfire and check engine light. i pulled the all misfire codes and 2 mass air meter codes. i took car of the air meter codes by replaceing it. For the missfire we did plugs wires cap ect. and it was fine. little did we ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss on all cylinders), P0301 (missfire cylinder 1), P0302 (missfire cylinder 2), P0303 (missfire cylinder 3), P0304 (missfire cylinder 4)
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6685Y
We have an Accord EX with that will hesitate when hot under moderate acceleration kinda like the ignition is shutting on and off very quickly, fuel pressure stays steady. Check engine light comes on and code P1381 (intermittent interrruption in CYP sensor circ... Trouble codes: P1381 (Intermittent Interruption in CYP Circuit)
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L airbags/ srs VIN: IHGEM22992
hi honda techs- have a good customer with this civic ex- had intermittent srs light over past months. time to diagnose it. first day, wouldn't reset with scanner (genisys) looked at trouble tree and it said replace controller . been there and scared, so second...
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, ......
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25591
Hello Group, I just got done reading all of the archive post for crank sensors on these Hyundai's, Not my luck on this one, it drove in running on the 2-3 coil only, so i swapped the coils results no start, no spark from either coil,put them back to original ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S 2.2L cel / emissions VIN: 4S2CK57D02
I have an 02 isuzu rodeo sport the fuel level sensor has been out for a while but the A/D conversion code is new and it will not pass emmissions (p1627) it has me check all of the referance voltages for open or short and they test good. if i test the curcuit w... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit high), P1627 (Powertrain controll module A/D conversion malfunction)
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Alternator VIN: SAJEA51D63
This X-Type came to us with a dead battery and a non-charging alternator. The battery was replaced, since it was the original, and the alternator was replaced. As soon as the engine is started the battery light comes on, but it DOES charge for about 15-20 minu...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L power w/dw and door locks VIN: 1J4GW58S0X
Vehicle came in with only l.fr. and l.rr. windows working. Driver's power door lock only working.Also in order to drive with headlights on you had to turn inst.lamp dimmer completely off or interior lights were on. I replaced window switch and bcm fuse in th...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
This Jeep came to our shop with the engine overheating causing the gauge to peg at 260+. We verified the problem using an infared thermometer. With the heater hose removed from the t-stat housing it appeared to have a weak coolant flow so we replaced the water...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L downshift VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
Intermittent problem hotter weather only, today not doing it today at [...]. When problem occurs, customer says vehicle has hard downshift, clunking noise, seems to lurch forward and surges at idle. Checked the idle situation, cleaned throttle body, all in...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW48521
Hello fellow techs. I have a grand cherokee with a overheating condion which i diagnosed as an inop cooling fan. Further diagnosis shows fan relay is bad no big deal except getting it out of there,right. So my question is i did a amp draw test with fluke 98 am...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L brake warning lamp VIN: JT6GF10U3X
Hello Lexus techs: This RX 300 has this problem: the key chime and the brake warning lamp on the cluster go off erratically, mostly at the same time--it's intermittent. The TIS diagrams show possible common ground connectins to the left of the dash, near cente...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L a/c filter
The "change A/C filter" message is on the driver info display. We changed the front cabin filter (and checked the rear filter - it was clean). How do we clear the message? Alldata only has a/c trouble code information, but nothing on clearing this message. The...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior lights VIN: 1LNHM97V41
Gentlemen We have this Lincoln which was brought to our shop for a battery replacement. It had gone dead and was the orignal battery so the owner wanted it changed. We tested the charging rate which was ok and the owner stated he saw no lights left on and had...
1997 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L clutch pedal VIN: 4F4CR16X3V
after installing all the above mentioned parts, we proceeded to bleed the clutch as per alldatas intructions. we were not able to achieve barely any clutch pedal after several bleeding attepmts. we then consulted techs at both the local mazda and ford dealersh...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1TA2215V
Hi All, Not real familiar with Mazda’s and have this Nox failure. All o2's scope out fine however their was some question when watching b2s1 was weak when analyzed through the scan tool?? Dyno testing the vehicle with EGR connected shows B1 sensor biased Rich...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L tire sensors VIN: WDBNG84J44
Customer has corrosion problem with tire pressure sensors. The tires are filled with nirtogen, and have copper, chrome plated valve caps. All sensors are corroding and causing the caps to seaze to the treads. Its like they have been exposed to salt, (east coas...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L battery light VIN: 4M2ZU86W72
Vehicle was purchased with battery light on.Alternator looks new,we have put two alt.and ecm on.Wiring checks ok to ecm.I wire 0v. KOEO 12v KOER reg.plug disconnected.KOER charging voltage at all three wires(14v).Identifix could not help.
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L O/D, Man 1st VIN: 2MELM75W95
This is weird. I have a 4r70W that after an Overhaul, has no O/D and binds when put into manual low. the 2nd and 3rd gears are present. TR sensor is OK and adjusted. the SS solenoids are normal and functioning. anyone have any Ideas?
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3XC47S7N
this vehicle starts and stalls almost all the time sometime it will accelerate but then it craps out please help thanks to all
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L forth VIN: 4A3AX35G5W
couldnt read codes sent to mitsu,1750 bad 4th, had trans done ,same, had pcm remaned, worse, now when driving sometimes drops into 1st!!! thanks for the help
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L rear differetial VIN: 1GHDT13S62
this vehcile makes a ticking sound at about 30 mph in sweeping left turn,brakes are new and rotors are new,no excessive movement in axle bearing and seal is not leaking.i will tell you about another issue and that is at low speeds (under 10 mph)it feels like i...

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1996 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4DC2389T
Thanks to all for the replies; after convincing the customer to repair base engine fault via machine shop he got frustrated with their excuses regarding the engine noise and sold the car. Best news I've heard all week!!! Trouble codes: P0453 (evap sensor high input).
1997 Acura CL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA2258V
Thanks to all that replied. As per all that stated, there was a recall on this that Acura covers at no cost to customer. Customer took car back to dealer and got the repair. From what I understood it involved pulling the intake, cleaning EGR passages, drilling... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow detected).
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B5Y
After checking all items according to the information provided to me by all you great mechanics I was able to find a broken o-ring at the pump and the motor on the pump was bad as well. Replaced the o-ring and the pump and all works great. Thanks for all the... Trouble codes: P1411 (secondary air injection fault), P1423 (secondary air injection fault).
1983 BMW 633CSi 3.2L Stall VIN: WBAEB8403D
thanks for all the help from EVERYONE !! because this was so intermintent , it was very diffucult to nail it down . the e.c.m was the problem , after spending MANY hours sitting on this car monitoring the system thanks again for all the help , lewis
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6324W
Thanks for all the replies. Code 195 indicates a small evap leak. Found the evap valve not closing all the way. Trouble codes: 195.
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Ignition VIN: 3G5DA03E22
Thank you to all that replied. Michael [...] did drill out the center with took me about 5 minutes this morning, replaced the cylinder and all works great.
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DAO3E13
thanks for your help. I found that the connection at the canister would leak with smoke when i twisted on line. thanks again for your help. Also i asked the question about the smoke did not come out gas cap with off. The reason for this is because the fill nec... Trouble codes: P0440.
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
Thank you iATN members for all your help, after a good nights sleep and a whole lot of man hours, problem was due to mixed up sensor wire orientation. Thanks again for all your help and support.
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GIWL54T8M
to the 24 elite people who said bad injector i say only this YOU WERE RIGHT!!! !!! i changed out the number 6 injector and the car ran like a top thats after i ohmed out the suspect injector and it showed 0 ohms i looked at the injector harness to make sure ...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L dlr module VIN: 1Y1SK5281W
I would like to thank all who read my post and especially those who responded. I learned a valuable lesson on this one. I unfortunately burned one more module in the process of repairing this vehicle. I learned that you cannot always trust only OHM readings wh...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Belt VIN: 3GNFK16R5X
Thank's for all the help. I had not posted a reply yet because I wanted to make sure the problem stayed fixed. I believe everything is good now. I installed a GM belt and also a new crank pulley. It's been about a week and a half now and all seems well. Thanks...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GBFK16RXX
Thanks to everyones help. After numerous times calling the customer to bring the truck back in, he did and i tested for vacuum at dipstick tube and it was pulling a vacuum. customer about had a heart attack when i told him three hundred dollars to repair intak... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L high idle VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
Thanks to all for taking the time to give me your input. In the end I replaced the intake. I did however, epoxy(JBweld) the intake as a temporary repair. This was a case of you touched it, you bought it. I know everyone has been there a time or two, if you hav...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Charging VIN: 1C4GJ25B81
All but one reply gave me info on wiring in an old Mopar voltage regulator which is what I was looking for. Borrowed the one off my old Charger, wired it in and success! Over the weekend I was in northwestern Ohio and visited a couple small boneyards and came ...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L wont crank, no fuel pump, wipers or radio VIN: 1B3EJ46X4V
all info was abig help, but problem has not repeted its self so customer has not returned.thanks for all the help. will follow up with more info later
1968 Ford SHELBY MUSTA 428CID vacumm VIN: 8T02R19922
Thanks to all who responded. John [...] was able to copy and e-mail me pictures of the correct diagrams. Once again THANKS to all.
1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDLF47M1J
Thank you to all for the great help I recieved with this one. I replaced the return line from the fuel rail to the filter housing and adjusted the injector pump counter clockwise as far as it would go and the truck started fine. I allowed sufficent time for ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Intake VIN: 1FTEX15H5L
Thanks for all your help. I did replace the gasket again, but without using the end pieces, just a bead of silicone. This engine does have over 171,000 miles on it. When I hooked my vacuum gauge to the rubber hose at the air cleaner box, I had pressure, and th...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L High idle VIN: 1FDNF70J3M
This one has high miles, & the throttle plates had worn oval from moving side to side ( no up or down play). additional air is getting in besides the bleed holes in the plates. this part is no longer serviced so I put restrictor orifices in the bleed holes. Id... Trouble codes: 411 (unable to control idle).
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU32X0P
Customer decided to get rid of vehicle and buy an Astro van in order to transport her dogs more easily, so I did not get an oppertunity to close with a confirmed fix But regarding the rplies I received, here they are for future reference. (Some of these were p...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Blend Door VIN: 1FTDR15X9U
Due to cost of fixing and time restraints, this one left with full hot and full A\C cold only. I was working on it for a local dealership and the vehicle was sold while sitting in our shop. Replacing the GEM module restored the power to the blend door actuator...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWW36F91
Thanks For Your Time- We eventually found a small tear in the left side intercooler connector boot. We repaired it and all is well. Jason [...] Trouble codes: P1247.
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31L03
I rechecked all front end parts again for tightness, all looked good. I swapped a set of tires and rims from another van. Still had vibrations at high speeds. Also replaced inner i-beam and swat bar bushings and turned driveshaft 180 degrees. This did seem to ...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L fuel gauge inop VIN: 1FAFP55264
thanks, it was the module behind the radio, the ford dealer happens to stock these , must be common problem , now i know about it, so thanks for all help, jim Trouble codes: P0462, P0463.
1992 GMC C3500 Sierra 6.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GDGC34J2N
well after checking out the truck some more found that the injector pump was bad put new pump on all is good thank to all for your help...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L drivetrain VIN: 2GTEK69U31
i've drained the transfer case again and refilled with autotrak fluid, and it is still doing the same thing , so i guess it needs rebuilt. thanks for all the replies
2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G72
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The cost of a new Hyundai thermostat(which they stocked several of) and the coolant temp sensor were quite low, so the customer and we opted to install both and we are having no problems with this little car....
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cam timing VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Problem solved !thanks to all who read and especially those who responded. One of the passenger side cam sprokets had spun and sheared off the very small pin that is supposed to keep it from turning. The pins are available from the dealer. Replacing them will ...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Stall VIN: 4S2CE58X72
Thanks for the 3 replies to this impossible repair. We drove the vehicle nearly 400 miles over a period of 3 weeks, with tech 2 on record mode. Problem/stall never occured. Returned vehicle to customer and advised him that until problem became more frequent we... Trouble codes: P1221 (tp sensor 2 correlation/circuit performance), P0463 (fuel level sensor circuit high voltage).
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAY1346F
first off thanks to paul fromGA, larry fromVA and steve fromNM for taking the time to read the entire post, now here's the goods, tried to direct wire the circuits that the diode pack was controlling(it worked but the diodes keep the starter relay from stickin...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Charging VIN: KNDUP13112
hi friends we listen to you guys and leaked our wounds and bought reman. alt. from the dealer.is built a little different that the older and have smaller pulley.(no need to replace the belt)after the installation the output was 14 v when front and rear blower ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDC1631722
I wish to thank everyone for their input on this subject This truly is not something I expected when I first logged on. Once again to all a big thanks and great stuff. As it turns out the airflow meter is the cause of all the problems, even though it was the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305 (a miss cyl5), P0306 (b miss damaged twc cyl8), P0307 (a miss cyl 7), P0700 (read etc fault memory).
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK24Y1T
Well I just wanted to thank all the folks that responded ot our request. Beings this is a student on limited time and funds we have not gotten completely to the bottom of this issue. He is also in the service and had to go serve in Australia for a couple of mo... Trouble codes: P1390 (Timming belt skipped a tooth).
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L tach gauge VIN: JA3AH86F13
Thanks for all the replies. Used a different aftermarket gauge and now it works.
1966 Pontiac GTO 396CID Heater VIN: 242176K122
Customer has decided to hold off on the heater core for now since I am doing other work to the vehicle. Replies ranged from removal of the inner fender, loosening enough to reach the fasteners, to drilling holes to get at the fasteners. Thanks, Bob
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L blower resister VIN: 1G2NW52E31
Thanks for all the replies,thhe car did not come back yet.Many replies said to replace the motor ,we already did that and we used all AC Delco parts. I think the next thing we will try is sealing the cowl as suggested by a couple of repies ,there is a T S B on...
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WPOAA0914B
Thanks for all the replys, they were all very helpful. The problem was the yellow and blue wire from the starter to the fifth injector broke somewere in the harness. So I just installed a new one. I did have to lower the motor to gain access what a pain but it...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F32
The fix was BCM replacement and programming.Tom & David were right on,Thank You.The only problem was the Saturn Dealer.They would not program the correct mileage stating that they did not know how long vehicle was driven with the faulty BCM as the odometer was... Trouble codes: U1064 (bcm data line lost).
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G8JU54F83
Thanks to those who replied without having anybody control module codes and installing the pass lock key ignition module and performing the pass lock key learn procedure. The car still continued to act up. I recommended to the customer to take the car to the S...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JT3GP10V44
The customer took the car to monitor the noise. I just talked to them and they say it is the same but very infrequent, as they don't do much freeway driving. If it gets worse they will call me. I will try and post an update if I ever figure it out. Thanks agai...
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