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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Speedometer VIN: WBACB4322S
I dont know a whole lot about BMW's. When you drive the vehicle the speedo goes up to about 25mph and then as you go faster it drops to about zero. Just need some advice as to where to start looking. Any help would be appreciated.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3347Y
customer also states oil light comes on after heats up, will go off after restarting vehicle, checked engine oil level, level is good, oil looks fairly new, no evidence of oil leaks, no timing component repair history, rough engine idle, misfire codes for all ... Trouble codes: P1520 (exhaust camshaft position actuator), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire)
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L air bag VIN: WBAAV53451
alittle help from you bmw guys. I have this 01 bmw 330 I with an air bag light on. it has a code 01 in memory. If I clear it comes right back on within 2 seconds. no diagnostic info available from mitchell. any help would be appreciated. Is this a common probl...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6DM57N63
Thanks in advance. This Cadillac has a vey slow coolant leak . Turned light on in 7 monthes and was a quart low tuning on the low coolant light on. Any help would be appriciated. Mike P
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L engine VIN: 1Z37X7S445
bought car with 68,000 ran hot decided to go completely through motor and trans on frame restoration motor bored 030 over all new components went through gm on most things because of L82 being diff on some things. os temp around 80 degress. not running ac temp...
1988 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8L Blows coil VIN: 1G1FP21SOJ
The car came in on a hook. Found no-fire condition. Tested ignition module, coil, pick up, and coil wire. Found coil bad and harness from coil to distributor was all but broken(from someones test light). Called customer and they said that the coil has been rep...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14MXW
I received this K series truck after it has been rode hard and sold at the auction! Lucky me! It misses under a load on acceleration all the time. It seems to idle OK. It sets a P-0339 CKP sensor a signal every time. Someone replaced the sensor, I removed it a... Trouble codes: P0339, P0341
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
hi there this started out to be minor and got worse noticed poor gas mileage and did tune up with no change in mileage often hesitates and stumbles had i 1 mil pop up for system lean bank 1 but it smells rich and just this week i smelled rotten egg and a rattl... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim system lean bank 1)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on, NO ACELERATION VIN: 8ZCEK14T04
Hi This pick-up has this problem intermitingly. When the mil lights it reads U0107 code and quits accelerating. If I reset the ecm it runs fine for a while. I tried a throttle body actuator with no results. I have not been able to find information on this code... Trouble codes: U, 0107 (Lost comunication w/throt actuator Ctrl Mod)
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Starting VIN: 2C3EZ56F0P
Hey guys, this vehicle came into the shop with a no start condition and also that the A/C would come on and off by itself when it was running. We replaced crank sensor and it started...briefly...died and would not restart. We found codes 108, 112, 118, 123. I ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2C4GP44R25
Hello there, anybody can answer my question??? Where is mileage stored on Chrysler? In BCM or in Cluster? Thx in advance,
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HL26X5N
hope somebody can help me, this pick up truck starts but runs rugh and rich,scanner data shows system too rich and what i dont understand is that my cts and iat sensor voltage start at 2.7 volts and voltage goes down as coolant temperature increases which is n...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Temperature VIN: 1B7KF26D3V
I figuired I would post this one before I went any further. vehicle came into shop for axle seal replacement, and customer brought a thermostat and asked if I could replace it at the same time, stating the temperature all of the sudden started acting strange. ...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L instrument cluter VIN: 2B3HD46TXV
Hi group! Have one here that's been quite a mystery. This Dodge Intrepid's instrument cluster intermittently goes dead and then comes back on while setting code P1698. I have already replaced the ignition switch with no luck, checked the wiring harness that ru...
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD56JXY
engine has oil leak again and after looking we found oil coming from frt of upper intake plenum. we removed valve attached to frt of plenum and oil runs out of upper intake plenum. the seal on valve allowed oil to leak out and after we removed it oil ran out. ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L fan clutch VIN: 3D7KU28653
well thanks to all that responed to this one well here is my issue you take the truck out on a ride it comes to runing temp with a/c or heater on and about 5 to 10 miles in cold or warm weather the fan clutch will come on and go off if you are travling in town...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, internal fuel leak VIN: 3D7MS48C05
Crankcase filling with deisel fuel. Freeze frame showed MAP reading 72.35inhg. I'm assuming the low oil pressure to be caused by the crancase having more fuel than oil in it but I'm not sure how the fuel is getting in there. I suspect leaking fuel injector(s).... Trouble codes: P0236, P0524
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4E3AK44Y1S
Thanks for the help. Have retested all sensors. Fuel pressure 52 psi volume marginal. Removed front cover and inspected timing marks all on mark. Idle smooths out when adding external fuel. At a lose. Customer has fuel pump, Im going to install because of mile...
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!!!
1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 5th Gear VIN: 1FAPP14J2N
Hello all, This customer is a regular but I have never seen the car before. Pops out of 5th when driving, all others OK. It will stay in 5th if you coast, but put any torque on it and it pops right out. Shift linkage was in HORRIBLE condition. The shift me...
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...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L brake pedal VIN: 1FTJW3SF8T
Truck originally came in for low pedal. After brake inspection, replaced the rear shoes, hardware, and a new master cylinder because it felt like it was by-passing. After completion, the pedal still acts like it is by-passing. Tried another master, with the sa...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Engine oil in the cooling system VIN: 1FDLE47S1V
Hello I have a box van E-450 here. The customer said that they have been having to add alot of coolant from time to time, and that they found that the coolant in the overflow looked like it had oil in it. They were right about oil in the overflow but there was...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Low oil pressure VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Hi. What i have is a 7.3 that stalls after 10-15 seconds of running after cold start. After siting overnight the high pressure oil reservoir is full. The vehicle will start normally. However after starting the vehicle will not build low oil pressure unless it ...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Engine Cuts out. VIN: 1FAFP33P91
After repairing a blown head gasket, the car starts up fine. But when initially put in gear, it will stall. Also attempts to stall when completing a stop. If you keep the RPM's a little higher then put in gear it will work fine and usually drives fine, but it ...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P92
after repairs the oil pressure light would flicker at an idle. the oil pressure was 30 psi at fast idle and 6 psi at an idle with the engine warmed. we replaced the oil pump and the oil pressure came up to 45-50 at fast idle and 6 psi when warmed at an idle ho...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L engine/trans VIN: 1FTRX18W82
Hey everyone, sqweak/sqwauk noise best heard from under truck listening thru trans inspection plug. Sounds like pieces of rusted metal rubbing against each other. We cannot hear noise thru trans using chassis ears, but can slightly hear in area around timing c...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L 2nd gear start VIN: 2FMZA52284
Tranmission was installed in Jan 07. Customer complained of engine miss and vehicle shaking, rebalanced torque convertor. Came in again and code P0340 & P1270 were stored, replaced camshaft position sensor cleared and drove. Then 2 weeks later replaced output ...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L coverter clutch VIN: 1FMYU93ZX5
This is a 05 ford escape with a cd4e transmission and has 55,000 miles on it. The coverter clutch is remaining in lock up after about 20 miles of free way driving. If you then exit the freeway and come to a complete stop the car will chug and die.(definetly co...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Power steering VIN: 1GTHG35R8V
This van is baffling us. A fleet customer has had a problem where the power steering assist will quit when driving. By the time the van is towed in, the power steering is working OK. This time the driver (new driver, has only driven van for 4 months) claims pr...
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Brake pull VIN: 1GTFC29R3V
Hey guys and gals. We are having a problem with this truck pulling to the right. We replaced hoses, calipers, pads, and machined the rotors and pressure bleed system, checked the caliper clearance as to the TSB, still pulling. We hooked up our brake pressure g...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L hot re-start problem VIN: 1GTHK291X3
Fellow techs.: This one has been dropped in my lap by the boss. This problem began occurring last winter when the truck was on a run to New Mexico. I am told that it sat outside one night when the temperature dropped to -2 degrees Farenheit. Both batteries a...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L motor unit VIN: 1HGCE6678V
Our shop has put in 3 additional motor/regulators. Door is straight, Act's like in a bind. when it comes back a mo. or so later. Window go's down ok, go's up part way, then reg. is too tight and motor makes "rapping" sound. 5 units Can't be bad! W/reg. off, wi...
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)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Accessories VIN: JNKCV51EX3
This car has a parasitic battery drain, overnight in many cases. The only drain I can find is the radio circuit. Pull the underhood fuse for the radio and all is good. We are unfamiliar with Infinities as there are few around here and info is limited. I assume...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cuts out VIN: SAJEA51D93
Need information on changing the fuel pump on a 2003 Jaguar X-type. We are Audi specialists, but trying to help my Father in law whose car is just East of Sacramento CA. He had the car diagnosed as needing a fuel pump, but the shop said they charge $1100.00 in...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Surge VIN: SAJEA71C04
JAGUAR TECHS,I have this 2004 Kitty(XJ8)that during warmup surges @ 35-40 mph(holding steady or cruise engaged). The tach surges between 1300 and 1500 rpm. I have check fuel pressure and it is steady(it does go up/down with load). Volume is good. It is a PW Mo...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY58S1W
ok guys i have a question about this cherokee truck came in with weak spark and a no start replaced coil and vehicle started roadtested ran fine came back into shop and noticed all guages were not working and airbag light on so i shut vehicle off and tried to ...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73344
I have an 04 sorento here that is giving me evap codes, 2 months ago it came in with a po442 code for small evap leak, visually checked all lines, vent and purge valve w/ no problems found. cleared code and let customer drive. Car came back today with now a la... Trouble codes: P0455
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19222
.To all valued techs this car came in for catt efficiency po420 bank 1 checked basics because before we address cats we found LT 1 & LT 2 POS 38% ST bothe at around 7 % obvous lean condition this is at idle comes down just a little at cruise .did complete smok... Trouble codes: P0420 (catt efficiency b1)
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...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L intake manifold VIN: JM1BK12F16
this car has a broken plastic intake manifold. Mazda wants rediculous money for a new one. does anyone have a manifold from a core motor or know where a good experienced one can be located? thanks for any help. Quentin
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L failsafe w/po702
Looking for info on code po702 tcm electrical problem. Modis global not much help except pulling code and verifing vss ok. Looking for info on pinpointing problem. Also Shop Key not hitting on much either at this time. Any input appreciated, thanks
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1RZ24H1M
I have an unusual problem with this car. customer complains that if you speed up to 70mph real fast & let off gas & shift manual trans into neutral, engine will cut off. Normal driving it does fine, but he is set on fixing this problem. any help appreciated. W...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Hard start VIN: JN1CA31A1Y
This car came in with a long crank when trying to start and at times would not start. No codes in computer. When it did start, it acted like it is kicking back on itself, like a bad distributor cap or crossed wires. We monitored the 2 crank and 1 cam sensor. T...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
this vehicle has a hard po335 crank position sensor code after cranking. i installed an updated cam, crank and var timing senor kit from nissan as per tsb. code still present - checked wiring integrity from ecu to sensor. checked trigger wheel - ok. replaced e... Trouble codes: P0335
1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CX54C9L
This one is tough. I have the car in the shop and let it run till it is at operating temp, shut the key off and try to restart and it won't start. Checked fuel pressure-ok, fuel pulse-none, spark-none. i have gone through all the tests for ignition module, coi...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L tachometer VIN: 1G3GR62C4W
after replacing head gaskets and dropping cradle ass. tachometer jumps as if the needle was getting a power surge. idle is smooth and steady. i replaced ign module and both crank sensors with known good ones.checked secondary ign wires for close routing to pri...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28K7W
Hello everyone, this one is giving me a fit. This 3.0 Camry has a multiple cylinder misfire code P0300 and also: P0301, P0303, P0305. From the scan data it appears bank one cylinders all show intermittent multiple misfires. After driving for a few hours it wil... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L oil consumption VIN: JTDDR32T4Y
this car was bought last month . they have put over 12 quarts of oil in it over the last several weeks. it has good compresssion 150-160 psi. good leak down test 6% each cyl. no oil leaks. sparks plugs slightly discolored with white colored ash. exhaust shows ...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: JTEGH20V71
this vechicle came to the shop with a blown head gasket ,was not running ,water in cylinders .did head gasket and took head to machine shop to resurface only,placed head back on the block with new gasket and torque to specs.set timing shain on marks with gold ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L altenator
sorry for no vin i am doing this from home. vechile came from local tow shop. new battery installed by them.wanted me to set idle with a scan tool? checked charge system 14.2-14.5 walked away and let it run noticed idle start to go down looked at meter charge ...
1969 Triumph TR6 2.5L Poor Idle Quality
Hi, we have this "fine" exotic at the shop with an idle problem. Customer replaced carburetors (which really don't look that new - maybe a rebuilt) and from the looks of it intake manifold. Now the car is here with a high idle problem. Besides the lousy job he...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L compressor VIN: 3VWRF81HXW
Ac runs great until car gets to full operating temperature. I cannot find an accurate wiring diagram for a 1.9 diesel, mitchell only shows 2.0 or 2.8.Any help with the actual problem or with a correct wiring diagram will be appreciated.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: 3VWCB21C12
cruise control surges at hiway speeds after warmed up. it will surge 2-4 miles an hour. no codes present at this time. no known history. does not do it with cruise turned off.
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L stoplights VIN: YV1AS8801D
This one is really driving me nuts. This car came in with no stoplights and I diagnosed it as the bulb failure relay, a common failure I understand. When I changed the relay the stoplights now work, but I lost the parking lights on the left side front and rear...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5514T
After replacement of both O2 sensors OBD2 generic (Snap-on Brick) says absent B1S2. At idle car exhibits excess fuel. Off idle car runs without smoking or any other drivability issue. System is in closed loop operation, but with O2_Fault being highlighted most... Trouble codes: P0133

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1988 Acura Integra LS 1.6L No Start VIN: JH4DA185XJ
A really big thanks to all you guys that gave me help. I went straight to the main relay which was kinda hard to reach due to an alarm system. Sure enough, when I tested the relay, it was bad, but only did it in warm weather.
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L none VIN: 2HNYD18713
This was not an eaily identifiable problem. The main reason we asked for help was that we were hoping someone might have run into this before. Apparently,this was not the case. There was one reply that noted the TSB from Acura about changing the rear different...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, nOISE VIN: WBAAM320XO
Thanks Guys for all your help. It was the crankcase Vent Valve. I also changed all the hoses to be safe. Thanks again.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, NOISE VIN: WBAGN63413
everyone that replied was right on, there is a recall on this and it can be done for free at the dealer. there are two breather diaphragm valves one in each valve cover. they are easy to replace / the valve cover does not need to be removed. the current part n...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4GD2213S
thanks everyone for their help. the vehicle finally returned and we were able to get it running good. a [...] egr valve took care of the hestitation problem. thanks again to everyone. Trouble codes: P1670 (quad driver 4).
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K7Y
Finally narrowed problem to a computer problem to do with the #3 injector circuit. The problem had become very intermittent and the customer did not want to put a computer in the car yet. So she took the car and so far have'nt heard back from her. Thanks for a... Trouble codes: P0203 (injector circuit malfunction - cylinder 3).
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5299P
Sorry, I thought I closed this request. First, THANKS GUYS! Michel, Stephen, Paul/TN, Allen, Paul/PA, Jason, Phillip, Mark, and Jay. Allen had a good point on the alternator. The AC ripple was terrible and was causing some flicker in the lights. We replaced th... Trouble codes: P0041.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
Well, since the problem was intermittent to begin with, I am not completely sure whether I fixed it, or not. In any case, I posted my original request for help on a rainy Friday, and when we came back on a beautiful clear Monday, the car started right away, ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Heater Core VIN: 1GCEC14MOW
Thanks to Darrell [...] the vehicle is gone and has not returned as of yet. I installed the restrictor in the heater hose and flushed the cooling system, just to cover all bases. I didn't even know about an in-line restricor, because the connector on the intak...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R1X
tom thank you i re ck ppl wire and found at ho2s connector pin had bad connection. pinch female pin. and working good. agine thank you have good day. Trouble codes: P0160.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W8X
this truck is fixed... After reading about the antitheft and alarm system it says when R&Ring the BCM or PCM Which the other shop did, u must do a key relearn that takes abuot 30 min. Oh yeah the customer also forgot to mention that the ignition lock cylinder ...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L open monitors VIN: 1GNDX03E52
Thank you to all who responded. Out of frustration I gave this vehicle to the customer and told them to use use it for a few days and see what happens. I got it back yesterday and evap had closed.I did not expect it but to say the least was happy to be able to...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22G52
Thank you for the replies recieved. The problem turned out to be a plugged r.h. catalytic converter. I would have never expected a converter due to the fact that it just did not react like a restriction. GM replaced converter under warranty and it runs fine no... Trouble codes: P1416 (air system fault bank 2).
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L obd VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
thanks everyone for your info ! this car suddenly interfaced with my smog machine after many tries . like i said , worked on the manual mode of bar 97 , worked through the smog test , but failed to complete the obd download at the end . i have NO IDEA what was...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55R64
Thanks for all the replys They were all good suggestions and I will remember them -if and when this vehicle comes back for repair. Trouble codes: 306 (misfire on 6 cylinder).
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1B4GP54L7V
We manually tested the oil pressure . Dealer told customer he had 8 psi at idle he had none. It had 30 psi at 2500 rpms. Customer had us change to straight 30w and disconnect oil light. He is going to run it till it blows. Thanks for all the suggestions. My gu...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4B3AU42Y5W
thanks to everyone who replied.replaced pcm turns out the pcm lost the drive for #1 and #4 coil.with the pcm unplugged i had 69 ohm of resist.on the bad one and less than one ohm on good pcm coil driver.thanks again car runs great
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L fuel guage VIN: 1B7GL2AN51
i cant get the customer to b ring the car back in to finish the job, i will post the fix when that happens thanx for all the rep,lies
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7KF23631
On another test drive truck had hesitation upon acceleration at take off and at cruise speed. I also cleared the PO216 code several times, it set the same code every time. Replaced injector pump. Runs great, no speed lost even up a steep hill. Thanks for the f... Trouble codes: P0216.
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T7L
Thanks for all the replies. I'm sure some of you have had this happen to you -- our 'known good ign. coil' was not good. It is now deep in the landfill! Thanks again.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Power Windows & Wipers VIN: 2FMDA5145S
Sorry guys I sent a close to this last week it must not have gone through. When I replaced the GEM module I didn't relize it had to be reproggramed I had the right fix just didn't go far enough thanks everybody
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H1T
Have tried cleaning MAF, no help. I did notice that if I run vehicle with air filter removed that it will set MAF code. I will replace pcv and recheck T for collapse, and may gamble on replacing MAF. Vehicle left yesterday, and I haven't heard whether the code... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Output shaft noise VIN: 1FDLF47G2V
I appreciate all of the replies and help offered. I tried to verify that all of the suggested problem areas were looked at and were either ok or not. The fluid level in the trans brake unit was as full as it could be, seeping out when I removed the plug. Fluid...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41XXV
just want to thank evryone who responded to this.after going through the vacuum system and finding no leaks.i recieved an email this morning from a gentelmen telling me to check for possible blown head gasket.sure enough the right side exhaust manifold is corr... Trouble codes: P0133.
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4443V
A very big thank you to all who sent me info on this vehicle,I have replaced the transponder that is located around the ignition key barrel,the car now starts and runs fine God Bless Ernie
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cylinder VIN: 3FALP6533W
found out vehicle had set up for four years and customer had tried to do repairs first and we assumed that he had put fuel in the car prior to driving the vehicle and we were wrong about that the gas had gotten old and had varnished up and had started to stick...
1999 Ford F650 7.2L abs module VIN: 3FDNF65A5Y
we had the dealer do it with the ngs,we try the options thaT was given by u guys but no luck tks. alot.
2001 Ford Cougar 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Backfire
Thanks everyone, Helped out a lot. Problem ended up being a coil pack, Cyl 2 & 6 go down only when you drive it. Checked continuity from PCM to coil pack, All ok. Checked trigger to coil pack while fault occours, All ok. Replaced coil pack and its all fixed.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L transmission
I only got 2 replies on this one but both nailed it. Aaron and Edwin both said the 1-2 shift valve was stuck in its bore.Thanks guys,you made me look smart and that ain't easy!
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP55U72
after many days of double and triple checking - talking with ford we came up with that the ecm they sent us had the wrong sticker applied somehow - we had the wrong pcm with the correct part# sticker - replace and reset pats key all is well
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L belt VIN: 1FDWF36P35
tks. u guys i did not have to pull out the radiator but i did have to take it loose and it was smooth sailing ,tks again.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Thanks to chris marcus and nick i belive you steered me in the right direction.I checked and could not get a stickey spot when jacked up.Ford wanted me to try a shimmy shock and different tire pressure.Still the same.The customer took it back to ford because i...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W91
I want to thank all who replied. I was an ecm. It took the customer a bit to commit to the price plus flash, but htis thing fired right up and so far I have seen nothing but brake lights as it pulled away from my shop. I ran the power and ground circuits sever...
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L alternator VIN: JAACR11E8M
thanks forall replies the infoemation that paul from georgia gave was very helpfull.went back checked wires,and fues again. #8fuse is were the problem was, termanal was bad in fues block,thanks to all.
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJNX2744S
vehicle left to dealer.we were unnable to fix.the modis in obd2 generic was giving eroneous reading readings.thanks for all the help. mike Trouble codes: P0727 (engine speed input circuit no signal), P1775 (manufacture specific code), P0430 (catalyst below threshold bank 2), P0420 (catalyst below threshold bank1).
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L power w/dw and door locks VIN: 1J4GW58S0X
A very special thanks to Dennis [...] for his input. The ground wire in the passenger side harness going from the body to the door was broken. I looked in the driver's side for fatigue but not the passenger's side. The codes were DDM and PDM mesage not rec'd...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L blower relay VIN: 1JGW58S8XC
Hello everyone. Again, thanks for the help on this Jeep. Chuck from Maryland hit it on the head! Loose wire on back of controller. We probably did this when we installed the evap. Has been over a week now and blower operation seems fine. Thank you all for taki...
1997 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L cmp synchroniser assembly,coilpac,starter VIN: 4F4CR16X4V
Sorry for the slow fix reply on this one.Unfortunately none of the 4 replies applied to the fix this time.After throwing several parts at it(I hate to do that),I finally swapped out the computer.It has been gone now since 5/20/07 I will consider this ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L srs VIN: WDBRF45W32
The 'flashing' of the srs mil indicates more than one system failure / recored code. In this case there was codes related to passenger seat occupancy sensor and another one for a 'internal module failure'. Customer sent car to dealer in order to change SRS m...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM50U3N
Hi all and thanks to everyone who responded, we had 6 informative replies. Several felt the idle circuit could be the culprit and suggested checking for coking at the throttle plate and we retested the idle control motor, all of these were found to be ok. The ...
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