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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT64B62
Hello car came in shop w/misfire and P0305 code from different shop they installed new ing. Coils all 4 cam sensors all injectors, maf,02 sensors I chk for vacuum leaks w/smoke machine no leaks I chk.for spark on # 5 the cyl. W/the misfire no spark coil has po... Trouble codes: P0305
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L central lock VIN: WBAGD8327R
when i lock doors alarm sets and wont let me unlock after that I can get in thru passenger side crank it and wont start then unlock from trunk and starts find any help please.
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)
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L whistle VIN: WBADT63462
This is a stage 1 Dinan car (exaust, large throttle and cool tube). The problem is under load (around 1200 to 1400rpm an intake whistle noise happens for a split second or two. Its pretty loud and goes away at idle or above 1400rpm. We smoke tested and found n...
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...
1991 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1LV13G1M
ecm not responisve replaced ecm still idles hi when hot
1995 Chevrolet Pickup C2500 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
after running engine at normal temp. cruising at 45mph and above engine will start bucking,cuts out looses power and feels like running on 4 cyl. long term fuel trim will go down to 86 and short term at 128, and o2 sensor stays or toggles 489mV to 56omV. tps r...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ABS system VIN: 1GKDT13W1V
Hello, I'm hoping for some help with this vehicle. The customer came in complaining of ABS light coming on intermittently and brake pedal going to floor during stops and the brakes not working. We scanned vehicle and found following codes: 26 Left front speed...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L won't slow down VIN: 1GCCS19X6W
Vehicle came in for a problem when you let off the gas the idle was staying up & it would not slow down around 30-40 mph,so changed the IAC ,cleaned the throttle body also checked for vacuum leaks (none found)cleaned EGR all working as it should,also reset the...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNFK16R7X
I have this 99 chevy sub that after a hot soak will just start and die. I cant keep it running, it almost seems like there is a fault with the security system but there is'nt any codes. fuel pressure does'nt drop when it acts up and also will hold constant for...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEK19R5X
The last thing I changed was to two injectors cause #8 & 4 were not spray good but it seem to get worse . Trouble codes: P0300 (Radom misfire)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
After replacing Transfer case module and Encoder I could commucate and receive data. Turn key on and you could her shift motor cycling like it was trying to find the right postion,after a few times all the lights for shift control would go off and service 4 WD...
2000 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy,
hello,everyone.this is more of a tuner question.did some work on this 'ss' camero.now customer wants to install a super charger.i have done some mods but no charger.i believe that slap it in and turn key is not going to happen.but that is why i am asking help ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Dashboard VIN: 3C3EL56H6V
The vehicle originally came in with the digital odometer not working or lighting up. We replaced the digital odometer, which is serviced seperately, and it seemed to work ok and delivered the car. It came back the following week with the complaint that the ent...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF23721
Hello guys , I have this Dodge diesel truck that has me confused. The problem is inmtermittent. Driving down the road it will suddenly start to surge , buck & lose power. It will set code P1689 at the same time . I traced all the wires between injector pump & ... Trouble codes: P1689 (No Communication between injector pump module ECM)
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B4GP44392
This caravan has 442 and 445 codes and an unknown 1682 code.it started out as a 456 code 2 weeks ago very small leak i replaced the hose at the air cleaner and 2 hoses at the canister underneath the van.each time i fixed a hose and cleared it 456 caqme back ev... Trouble codes: 1682 (442 - small leak), 442 (small leak), 455 (large leak)
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B3HD56M52
P0401 code recurs; Hello and thank you all for your time. This car came in from a local tire shop having failed NYS emission test due to SES lamp on and two codes. P0135 and P0401 Replaced both upstream o2 sensors on 6/1/07 and cleared codes. Today 6/7/07 car ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR System Performance)
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FAPP15JXP
Hello again. Thanks in advance for your help with this issue. I'd like to solve this problem once and for all. Other than the cooling fan not coming on either low or high speed, everything else in the cooling system is in order.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
This is a CA emissions vehicle, so it only has the AIRB solenoid, no diverter valve at the rear of the engine, just check valves at each cylinder head. Code P0411 sets intermittently. Customer was back in about a week with the MIL back on. The first time he ... Trouble codes: P0411
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3FAKP1133X
Help me ford guys compression is good on all cylinders no start happened going 53mph 2562rpm ect 154
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
Hello Everyone, Pulled pan down and checked for any metal debris, clutch wear,( has quite a bit ). Filter was really plugged. Changed filter and fluid, still no change. Replaced the TCS Sensor and still no shifting. No other codes. Engine idle is perfect. Befo...
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 ...
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 ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L please read post VIN: 1FTNW21F92
thanks in advance. trans overhauled at another shop during test drive they pushed o/d cancel button and smoke came from column area vehicle lost all info in instrument cluster and no accelerator response and shift interlock wont let u out of park with vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0605 (internal control module rom error), P0122 (tp sensor a circuit low input), P0221 (throttle/ pedal position sensor/ switch b performance)
1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L Flasher VIN: 1HGCD5691T
Hopefully this is a pattern failure that someone has seen before. Customer states turn signals will not work for 15 to 20 seconds and then function normally. Problem only occurs when car is cold and just starting out. Once they start to work, they work fine th...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0401 VIN: KM8SB82B81
Hey guys, Yet another day in intermittent-ville. This Santa Fe will intermittently fail the EGR monitor. And this really needs to pass an inspection to get new tags. I can drive this vehicle and it will pass the monitor, clear all data, run it some more, pass... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJNX2752R
Here is my question: can any component wired into the security control cause it to remain awake all the time? Instead of the control, could that be the cause of my problem? It seems that there will be some difficulty getting a replacement control and I'm reluc...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1244W
Driving on the highway at speed it loses throttle response, just coasts, usually when you decelerate just a bit. If i shift to neutral turn the key off then restart, it runs normal. or let it coast down to around 25 to 30 m.p.h. it picks back up. no warning li...
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 ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
Vehicle was being driven to detailing shop and stalled out while stopped at a red light. Would not start back up right away. After sitting 15 minutes it started. WHile the car was there it was scanned for codes and none were found. Vehicle was picked up and ag...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L compressor VIN: 1J4GL58K42
AC compressor will shut down about every fifteen minutes of driving for two or three min. then continue to operate normaly. Can not get it to act up in shop. No debris in radiator,rad.fan appears to be working normal,eng. temp normal. It took a while for me to...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L engine VIN: SALNY22292
Hello everybody! Again having problems with weird Land Rover here. It is a Freelander 2002 v6. All thre t.b. are missing. Can`t get enough info from alldata or mithell. Can anybody tell me where to find camshaft timing tools for a reasonable price? I looked at...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Unknown VIN: SALJY22222
This vehicle has a heavy driveline vibration under hard acceleration. Goes away immediately when you let off the gas. Removed the rear driveshaft and vibration is still there. Ran the vehicle in the air with just the front and can feel the vibration but not se...
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...
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L High Beams VIN: JM1FC3522M
Please help, I must be missing something. Car came in with no high beams. Flash to pass works when the lights are off. When the lights are on, pulling the lever does nothing. Please note this car has SRS. Here's what I have at the CPU: Pin 2I, white wire from ...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Electronic VIN: JM1BJ226X3
will blow 40f air out of ducts for 15-20 minutes, then a/c clutch will release, might be 10 - 15 minutes and clutch will activate and cool right back down, the a/c button lite will stay on, have replaced the evaparator temp sensor, seemed to work better but st...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 230E 2.3L CV Joints,Diff,Wheel Bearing VIN: WDB1232232
Road testing car with customer he was able to demonstrate noise at 55-60kph. drove car myself to try and duplicate noise and was able to do so. Noise occurs loudest at 55-60kph but can be heard faintly at 80 kph intermittently. Noise is a rattling noise that o...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WD8BA45C5F
Car will not start at times after sitting. Customer sprayed dist with wd40 and car would start. We replaced dist cap & rotor but car still will not start at times for the customer but wd40 no longer works. We cannot duplicate the problem at all, car always sta...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBFA67FGV
thanks for checking this one out! this vehiclew was towed into us with a no-start complaint. our resources are limited to alldata and a snap-on scanner. i believe we are dealing with a anti-theft problem. it will start for a second then stall. at that time it ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L will not shift VIN: WDBJF65H5X
We have an E320 that is stuck in 2nd gear, check engine light on. code present engine code. P0715 input / turbine speed sensor circuit malfunction. We are not able to get into the transmission section of the diagnostics. We are using a Baum CS2000 scan tool. W...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L fluid VIN: WDBLJ70GOX
This is a modified vehicle,6.0,with a BMW 850CSI six speed manual trans.Trying to find out what fluid belongs in the trans.Alldata says dexron 3,that is not what is in it.If anyone knows please let me know.Thank you.Terry.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air bag
The vehicle have a hard code, i attempted to clear it with a Boss Scan Tool,and it came right back after clearing, the scanner is working fine, Similiar to a star service tool for mercedes benz, but i don't have too much hands on with the tool or air bag syste...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61JX2
This little MB has got us scratching our heads. All scan data is normal. fuel trims are good the car runs perfect. I never feel a misfire or hiccup untill the vehicle is driven at full throttle and reaches 4800rpm's then it cuts out cylender #4 injector and ru... Trouble codes: P0304
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L 1st gear VIN: 4A3CF44E7P
If you hold brakes the car will lock on in 1st gear but if you take your foot off the brakes the car will go to neutral. It feels like it jumping in and out of gear. Pressing the gas and there is nothing there. If you put in manual low the car will go into 1st...
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...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L rear suspension VIN: IN4BA41EX5
Greetings fellow Techs, We were performing a routine brake job on the rear of a 2005 Maxima and noticed a condition in the rear suspension that raises alot of questions. If anyone can share some knowledge I'd be very appreciative. The rear wheel camber is an...
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...
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L destroys ignition VIN: 2G2FV32P6V
We originally replaced the cap and rotor do to exact same failure, we put about 15 miles on vehicle prior to customer picking up car (fun test drive), he drove it about another 20 miles before it died, vehicle was towed back to shop, we went through the tear d...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Rear main seal leak VIN: WPOCA29832
Hey guys, I hope someone can help me with this one. I have a boxster with a oil leak at the rear main seal or intermediate shaft cover/bolts. I have read the tsb for the updadated bolts. When removing the tranmission do I have to have the special pulley, flywh...
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5280X
vehicle came in about 1 month ago runnig very rough and a luandry list dtcs. tuned it and replaced icm and ckp up and cleared the multiple codes for cylinder missfires and she ran beutifull. customer returned today with the mil on i pulled the code p0304 cylin... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 missfire)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L power antenna VIN: 4S3BG6859V
I think the customer needs a power antenna motor, but I want to be sure before he spends his money. He drove through a car wash with the antenna extended and it bent. I put in a replacement mast but it won't go up and down. I have battery voltage at the antenn...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Hard shifts intermittant VIN: 4S3BE6452Y
This Subaru will intermittantly shift HARD. It will bang the gears as hard as seems possible. It is very intermittant. I was driving down the highway and it was banging gears, I cycled the key off then on, and it drove fine the rest of the test drive. When it ...
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Cooling Systems
pulling the cylinder head off because head gasket leaks oil externally like a stuck pig. All Data says to pull the exhaust and intake off, then the head. I usually pull the cylinder heads off with the intake and exhaust but this one has a HUGH wire loom that g...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BA02E4T
This car is back with same code p0401. we have already changed the vacuum solenoid and pressuure transducer, removed the intake and cleaned carbon from inside manifold and egr passages. egr valve will stall out engine when operated at idle and appears to be wo... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
check engine light is on.po141 and po161 dtc codes.o2 rear o2 sensor heater circuit problem. i replace both rear o2 sensors from dealer. light came back on and i replaced them again for defective. and light came back again. any idea. Trouble codes: P0141, P0161
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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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUKC68D21
Changed MAF, checked for electrical ground and wiring problems as well as vacuum line. Unfortunately, as the problem only occurs ervery half a yer or less often, I have no idea whether any of the actions taken will be a fix Trouble codes: 16396 (Bank 1 Camshaft A Intake Advance Setpoint not Reached Over-Retarded), 17536 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), 17734 (Knock-Control Cylinder 2 Regulation Limit Exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected).
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Stall, BLOWN FUEL PUMP FUSE VIN: 1G6KD52B5R
removed fuel pump module and found grey wire in module melted, connector was melted to module housing. this pump wouldnt fail until hot. weve had mild temps past couple days. this is why i couldnt duplicate concern. replaced pump. this took care of condern. th... Trouble codes: P0020, P0085.
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KF5490V
the customer took the car to the dealer and has yet to get back to me with what they found out, i will post just as soon as i know, thanks again Trouble codes: P0302.
1971 Chevrolet monte carlo 5.7L third member VIN: 312B52664G
thank you to all who replied, I checked out every web site and called every shop that was suggested. I had good results and I saved them for future reference. I ended up with a set of 4.56 gears and aburn posi that I found on ebay during memorial day weekend. ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L gears VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
sorry about the late fix report just wanted to know if it really fixed it . waited for the customer to call back . found the acutator return spring was weak and a shim that was worn . thanks for all your tech help .
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W8V
tahnks for all the responses. many thoughtful replies, fuel pressure, carbon-stuck egr valves, worn distributor/cracked distributor magnets, and faulty maf sensor were the most common suspects among the replies.i was able to rule out egr by scanning egr% on sc...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29J6V
Well I sure put the cart in front of the horse on this one! I must apologize fellas, but I found a bad spark plug. After scoping the ignition system, I found a dead hole(#3). Bad plug. I still don't understand why it didn't log a misfire code for that cylinder...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14MXW
I had several replies to set cam synch. I had already done that with no help. I had other replies to perform tune-up to no avail. Someone said check for miss-fires: there were never any showing due to loss of crank signal. One thing I did notice is that when t... Trouble codes: P0339, P0341.
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L 1st gear VIN: 2C3AE66G42
Sorry I've taken so long to close this post but I was waiting on the customer to return. We isolated the cause of the problem to the solenoid/pressure switch assy. The customer had an aftermarket used car warranty and they would not cover the repair so the c...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L brakes VIN: 2B4FP2535T
Thanks for all the replies I have bled the brakes using the manual bleed mode in the scanner then manualy bled the brakes at the wheels. this made a huge difference in the pedal feel and the vechicle has not lost its pedal. one typo correction this vechice has...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L low power VIN: 2B4GP4434Y
Advised the customer to go to a Mopar dealer and let them have a try at it. The customer needed the van back for the weekend. Haven't heard word back from them yet (were good customers of ours).
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L fan clutch VIN: 3D7KU28653
well we talked with customer after replacin fan clutch and he gave me more info that he did not say the first time the fan onec it started it would stay on after i had replaced the fan clutch it would only come on for a sec and go a way so i beleve this is nor...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28623
Thanks to all who replied. James from Michigan hit it on the head. It was injector #1 bypass stuck open not letting the fuel system to build pressure in the fuel rail. We capped off the fuel lines going to each injector one at a time till we hit one that allow...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L parking lights VIN: 1D7HU18D24
Good afternoon Dodge techs.The culprit was definitely the underhood fuse box.I was also asked by 1 member to check the underhood lamp for corrosion and there was none,1 other member said that possibly the instrument cluster.The new fuse box comes with a piece ...
2004 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1D8GP45R24
Hi Folks, Well I picked up the van from the dealer today and it runs great. Although there was some question about using a junk yard unit most of you said that it just needed to be 'flash' programmed with the VIN, mileage, tire size and the latest update from ... Trouble codes: 2302 (Ignition coil A secondary circuit).
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4E3AK44Y1S
Finally fix Replaced iac and computer. No change in condition. Replaced fuel regulator. Helped still not perfect. Rechecked fuel pressure and volume. Fuel pressure dropped right away no leaks externally found oring missing where fuel pump attaches to pressure ...
1996 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L timing marks/valves VIN: 4E3AL54FXT
Responses focused on timing belt/cam gear issues. What fixed this vehicle was the following: Timing & balance shaft belts - when we went with the premium oem belts, the timing marks lined up RIGHT ON. Timing belt tensioner - even though the original hydrau...
1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 5th Gear VIN: 1FAPP14J2N
Hello all, Thanks for the replies. Turns out the root cause of the problem is the fluid fill proceedure. You see, this transmission does not have a fluid fill plug. It does have a drain plug, but to fill or check it you have to remove the vehicle speed s...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP42T7S
Hey group. This one is fixed. Although there was alot of good advice and I have seen almost everything that was mentioned, the problem was finally discovered when the third distributor went bad. I checked the ground circuit from the dist to the module, as this...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA31X3V
Thanks to all replied, the culprit for slight missing is a hairline crack on #2 spark plug. After passing all the test I performed, like compression test, cylinder leak down test, injector test, fuel volume & pressure test, coil test, plug wire test, smoke tes...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
thankyou to all techs who have responded. we have traced this circuit problem to the pcm. we replaced w/ a reman ford pcm and all good now!!! thanx again!!! Trouble codes: P0443.
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
group thanks for the responses, the problem ended up being a bad thermostat causing the overheat problem, & bad ect sensor causing the po117 code, found the plastic part of the sensor was loose & would spin in the sensor. did run combustion test & cylinder l... Trouble codes: P0117.
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L engine/trans VIN: 1FTRX18W82
After talking to friends at FORD dealer, found someone had installed a 2nd Pcv valve on fresh air side of engine. Noise was coming from bellhouse area because vaccum was sucking from rear main seal. YAHOO!
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Headbolt threads VIN: 1HGCE6679V
Thanks to all who replied! Still waiting for customer to decide what they're going to do with this car. Many replies suggested that impact gunning out the headbolts is a no-no. I agree, and this is NOT what I did before on the Acura! Some suggested wire-wheeli...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25591
The 1-4 coil and the ECM fixed this one, not a common failure. I guess the 1-4 coil failed and took out the coil control circuit of the ECM and my swapping of the coils took out the 2-3 control circuit. It looked cut and dry for ECM from the start but pulling ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX6247V
The customer has been gone 2 weeks without further problems so I'll call this one fixed. I went back through my notes and found that the original draw was closer to 1 amp (.935). I found frayed wires at the trunk hinge and repaired. I checked the wiring diagra...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L steering,ride control VIN: 1J4GZ58S4R
Replaced Steering Damper and the right tie-rod. Also replaced outer U-joints on both front axles. Thanks for all the replies recieved.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW48521
Thanks for the help guys. I thought this was a good one to put out there to help other guys as well. When i took this one apart to do the relay, sorry not gonna drill any holes or wire any extra parts in. I found the relay had be replaced once before (not a cl...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP13122
its fixed, and here ya go if you get one of these. it was the thermister(evaporator temp sensor), pull out the glove box to access, koer, ac on 2-wire connector for the thermister. unplug and you should have 5 volts at green/rd wire. plug in with koer-ac on an...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1249X
Well hooked up the snap-on scanner and compared known good patterns for the mass air sensor,...no where near the same,.inspected mass air and it was from 'something' other than a range rover,...install Range Rover MAF and vehicle ran great. Thanks for all the ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8UF11E7R
Thanks for all the feedback, I checked all the responses and got no where. I never did figure out exactly what was wrong with it. My students had installed a couple of crush washers on the same side of the fuel damper fitting, causing a slight leak. After inst...
1987 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1BF2224H
After installing a rebuilt MAF sensor and replacing spark plugs it ran very well. Customer is very happy. Thanks to all who replied. Thomas [...]
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L expansion valve VIN: WDBBA48D6J
Not a bad job allm in all. Had to flush the lines and replace the rec./dryer also. 35deg.F at the center vent. I'm pleased, owners pleased. V.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBHA23ENF
Thank you for all your help. The problem was a bad transmission control module, but please don't ask me how. The TCM was the only thing showing codes, about 5 of them, and as soon as you cleared the codes and cycled the key they came back. We installed a used ...
1998 Mercury boat 90CID flywheel VIN: 4373290123
hey everybody thanks for the help we did have the timing a little off. it still makes a funny noise but quits at lower rpms now we think it may be carbon and are going to try seafoam down the intake
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Engine VIN: JA4MT21H11
Thank You for your help. I received some very good replies. I checked all of the timing marks, all right on. No keyways were broken. I ended up pulling off the heads and they were warped very badly. I think what happened was once one head gasket failed, the ve...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Heater
Thanks to Robert [...] and Philip who took the time to respond to my help request. After removing the entire dash panel and also the heater box as recomended i found out that all the blend doors were working correctly and you can see all of the operation from ...
1977 Other European Silver Cloud .0L Hydralics
This one is going bye-bye. We gave the owner the news that anything we did on this car would be a 'time-for-time ' basis. Due to the liability and lack of experience with this deal. The owner understands and has declined to go any further. We also found out ...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Suspension VIN: 1P4GH54R7P
thanks to all that replied- special thanks to joseph- he hit the nail on the head- the bump stops that are a part of the strut dust covers were destroyed.we replaced them and problem solved. thanks again for all the replies, greg and crew
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L compressor VIN: 5Y2SL63845
You guys were right. My thermometer was not accurate. I was using a raytec infared thermometer. I used my Fluke themocouple and checked the temperature and it indicated [...] Farenhiet. It really seemed that the air was colder than that to feel it. Anyway,...
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