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1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52M6T
Hello all, could use a little help on this one. vehicle keeps setting code p0401 egr insuffient flow. removed egr valve to inspect passages, no restriction found. we then did a induction flush to remove any carbon. After induction flush we noticed that the map... Trouble codes: P0401
1968 Chevrolet impala 427CID mystery part
During disassembly of the th400 trans for overhaul, I was removing the valve body & other bottom end parts & placing them in the trans pan when a part appeared out of nowhere!!! Ita a small cup plug, .250" in diameter & .250" long with no orifice hole in it. I...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16K9P
We have been fighting an idle problem. Engine will surge usually only when hot and is intermittant at times. Almost feels like a lean misfire. Occasionally will die when comming to a stop. The code 43 ESC failure has just come up today after 2 days of diagnosi... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC failure)
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNCT18W3W
This is my Blazer and has had an overheating issue for a long time. It is always when the ambient temp is up over 90 and at higher speeds. The radiator was replaced first when the original one started leaking. Then, a leak appeared from intake manifold gasket ...
2004 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L Starting VIN: KL1JK52ZX4
Hello everyone. We have a 2004 Chevy Optra (aka some sort of small Kia) that exhibits a hard starting condition after it is filled with fuel at the gas pumps. As the customer mentioned, if she fills the tank at the pumps, it will crank over and not start unles...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L wipers, horn , right directional & headlamp VIN: 3C3EL45X5T
Wipers come on when horn depressed. Wipers come on when right directional activated. Right side headlamp & directional dim. Several curcuits seeming to overlap. No obviose wiring problems found. Unplugged body computor overnight, in case it had been "bound up"...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56HOT
Vehicle towed in for no start.Checked with Modis for codes,no codes.Checked cam and crank sensor data.Modis shows cam:yes crank:yes and sync OK while cranking.Also shows ASD and fuel pump on with fuel enabled.Tested for spark and fuel pressure.NO spark.Fuel pr...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L no power VIN: 3C3EL45HXW
vehicle towed in after sat for 6 months, no start no spark replaced crank sensor,distrubter,car runs but no power replace cap,rotor,wires,spark plugs pulled off timing covers timing good still, no power converter disconnceted still no power and back fires loos... Trouble codes: P1391
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13Y7X
vehicle brought in after vehicle stalled and hard start - i suspected vehicle flooded so under wot vehicle started to get in shop. misfiring at idle - replace cap, rotor and wire set (felt arcing through wires) truck no longer misses at idle but on road test t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306, P0308
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3B7HC12Y2X
this truck came to me with the interment no start and cuts out. when i sccaned the computer i found the code p1594 charging system voltage too high, i reastarted the truck and the code went away. i checked the fuel preesure and battery voltage, which was under... Trouble codes: P1594
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X91
hello-i have this stratus in my shop-with this code-p0601- pcm controller fault-need to know what my options are or does it have to go to the dealer? thanx brian. Trouble codes: P0601 (pcm internal controller failure)
2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HL48NX4
Hello the ses light was on with p303 cylinder #3 misfire.It runs very good and a misfire is not noticeable when driving and the ses does not flash and the light stays off for quite awhile when reset.I replaced the spark plugs and checked for spark,compression,... Trouble codes: P0303
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE37M2K
First of all I would like to explain that I am not a diesel shop nor do I want to be, I will leave that to you guy's that know what you are doing. I inherited this vehicle from another shop after they became frustrated with it. They originally took it in for a...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP65Z9V
this vehicle is supposed to run on cng, natural gas, I went through the trouble of getting an account and filled cng tank, when switching to cng on dash, no light was coming on, found power wire at battery corroded off, cleaned and reattached. Now cng light on...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cylinder #8 VIN: 1FTWX32FXY
this truck came to me missing and smoking. i ran an injector buzz test, and it came back with a code for #6 injector. after completing the trouble tree, i replaced the idm and that fixed that problem. it was still missing on one cylinder and smoking at a cold ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRW08L51
Customer states that when driving, Check engine light and oil pressure light comes on and engine revs up to 2500 RPM and won't come down untill he shut engine down and restarts, but check engine light stays on and sets nine codes. P0113 IAT Circuit High Input.... Trouble codes: P0113 (IAT Circuit High Input P0708 Trans Range Sensor Circuit High Input), P1289 (Cylinder Head Temp Sensor High Input P0713 Trans Fluid Temp Sensor High Input), P0340 (Cam Pos Sensor ircuit Fault), P0123 (TP Sensor A Circuit High Input), P0453 (EVAP System Pressure Sensor High), P1117 (ECTSensor Intermittent P1702 TRS Circuit Intermittent Fault)
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S95
We have this 05 E450 cutaway van that is stalling on decel and sometimes at idle. The Idle seem a little low About 500 rpm in gear or out. Is there a tsb concerning this problem.
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39R3X
Ok, so this vehicle came in with PO1345, removed the distributor cap, rotor was loose, replaced cap and rotor and rechecked. Cam retard was at 16. Removed distributor assembly, found that distributor gear was severely worn, replaced distributor, set cam retard... Trouble codes: P1345, P0300
2001 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT19W71
this jimmy came in for low/surge idel,check engine lt stall runs rough,fuel pressure a little low,replace pump and now ok. tps code for low reading,replace tps and code returned as soon as engine warmed up.graphed tps signal with solus,steady .49 volts untill ...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Mode Door Motor VIN: 1GKDS13S23
Have had two vehicles do the exact same thing less than one week apart. The only repair perfomed on either vehicle was changing out the factory Delco batteries because of slow/no start conditions. In both cases, the heating/AC system was working properly prior...
2003 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L Fuel tank VIN: 1GDFG15T43
The fuel tank is leaking on this van, Around the filler neck.The dealer says no problem a new tank is $ 1000.oo , the hose fits tight and seems fine , the dealer also says filler neck part of tank is not available seperatly .Has anybody ran into this before, A...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L engine VIN: 1GKEK63U93
this veh came in from a local used dealer, diagnose by the gmc dealer as having a blown head gasket. customer also said he had a check eng light for multiple misfires. pulled the heads and sent to machine shop, they resurfaced both heads and checked lifters. f...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25SXY
Vehicle came in with a slapping noise and would stall after warming up. Found balance belt to be broken and cams out of time. Replaced balance and timing belt. Checked compression in cylinders and they are good. Now vehicle does not start at all. I have inject...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A4Y
Hey all,thanks in advance for any/all help. This I30 came in on the hook as a starts and dies,acts like it`s loosing fuel,but fuel pressure is ok(34-36psi),car will start fine then slowing die just like it`s running out of gas. Nothing stand out on the scanner...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNCA31A51T
looking for info. replaced mass air flow meter for drivability issue. this fixed problem. thre was paper work with new oem mass air flow meter to reflash pcm. short & long term fuel trim % air well within specs. looked in archieves did not see where anyone els... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow)
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L dip lighting VIN: SAJEAO1U43
good evening members.have the accountants 03 s-type hear with the dip beam lights malfunctioning.shopkey has no usable info on this system for diagnosis or replacement.the local jag dealer says the headlight assyms need replaced at a cost of approx.2600.00 dol...
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...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L air bag system VIN: KNDJA62304
I'm at a loss with this one. We don't have the Kia scanner and Alldata claims that is Kia's only way to retrive codes in the air bag module. The air bag light on the dash comes on for seven seconds then go off for three seconds then comes on for for three seco...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALMB11453
customer complaining of "clunking" noise from right front, test drive confirmed noise after hitting a few small pot holes and speed bumps. after a thorough inspection of frt end components and checking all fasteners are tight, i hooked up electronic stethescop...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8JS47E9P
Car failed CA dyno smog test 3 times, first testing failed just co over .30 % max at 15mph and 25 mph testing all other reading pass. Second testing after replacement of front oxygen sensors, failed both hc and co tesing. Third testing after replacement of rea...
2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L radio, dome,clock VIN: JT8BH68X1Y
Alldata show radio and clock recieve voltage from fuses and dome and keyless entry go through body control module. My question is there a connection between these systems. The grounds are seperate. I am hesitant to start pulling the dash apart without further ...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Brake Miles reset VIN: JTHBN30F51
How do I reset the miles on the information center for brake pad remaining.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Need some help. All problems have been corrected except for this overheating issue. After replacing the resivoir, t-stat, & attempting to bleed the air from the system (using the hose w/the threaded cap next to the resivoir), this vehicle overheats again the o...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM3LV5224K
Vehicle came in failing emission test. Customer had replace the spark plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, cap and rotor himself. Found catalytic converter ratting. Replace converter. Recommended to customer to perform a fuel injection system flush using our...
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FC3529M
This car came in with a bad engine. We installed a used engine, new plugs and converted the car over to a 5-speed from an automatic. The car at first had a no start issue. Had no primary injector pulse and would barely run. While I was looking at the car it de...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no gauges except temp VIN: WDB7A66E1N
Car comes to my shop via customer referral. We deal in electrical problems but not in the Euro types. I have no one local to refer cust to. When key in turned on, all low gauge and warning lights come on but no gauges exect coolant temp and it works fine. Also...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L odometer VIN: WDBHA24GXY
Need some help from the M B guys, customer replace the battery and since then the odometer only reads J1 =3 cant find any info on this Got any ideas... Thanks for any help that can be given. Bob
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S5Y
I have this very difficult sable that has an intermitted problem. Ive been able to duplicate problem only at cruise with tps sensor around 1.5 volts and steady. Fuel pressure reading at the pressure sensor drops slowly in pressure until it zeroes out, if you p... Trouble codes: P1235
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L clutch VIN: 1234556789
i'm installing new clutch and can not get the trans off the engine. in the hole on the oil pan there is 10 point bolts. do they need to be removed and if so were can i find the socket
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3NICB51D42
nissan has mass air flow tsb checked voltage all checks out fine, car stumbles off idle and surges at idle. was told that this model has ecm problems Trouble codes: P0102 (mass airflow cuircut low), P1102 (testing and results)
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G3AM51N8K
have a 89 olds 3.3L no codes, fuel pressure OK, spark OK, scan data all normal.have checked TPS, MAF, CTS, Injectors, car starts normal and idles, BUT if you touch the gas peddle the car dies,you can feather it and get some rev but still dies ONLY in Park and ...
1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L wipers,dome VIN: 2P46P2432T
the wipers on this van have had a phanton sweep on and off for quite some time but they would sweep once or twice and then you may not see that for a week. now we have a new glitch drivers wiper will wiggle back and forth about 1/4 inch it must be just enough ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE52M4V
Vehicle returned with same symtoms as before racing Idle. Scanned, no codes. Smoke test intake, no leaks.Swap IAC,TPS with known good ones ( From my car) EGR removed and inspected looks Ok Tests Ok. Wiggle test Ok no change when engine racing. While scanning n...
1995 Saturn SC2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: IG3ZDG6ZS1
engine light was not on ,but checked codes any way and. code 53 knock sensor - too much knock present shows up.if anyone could piont me to where to start with this code thanked ahead of time,and would this sensor or code make it run like this.wont go over 2000... Trouble codes: 53 (knock sensor too much knock present)
2003 Saturn LW200 2.2L climate contrl VIN: 1G8JU84F83
Hello to all, This vehicle come in with warm A/C. Dye tested to find a hole in the condensor caused by the cooling fan. Replaced the condensor and receaver drier,put a vaccum on the system for 45 minutes and recharged with 2.09 lbs. of R-134a. The system is ru...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L transmission VIN: 5GZCZ33D45
My sources say the TCM is at the left front shock tower but I cant locate it. The PCM is attached to the engine and has code P0700a. I am assuming this is a generic transmission code and the TCM will have more precise info if I could acess it. Mac Mentor wont ...
1990 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L master cyl VIN: JT2ST85N1L
vehicle came in with no pedal and what was left would sink replace master (bench bleed ) install and bleed first at lines at master has great pressure ther while bleeding at wheels found very little to no pressure at r/r and l/f i am aware this is a cris cross...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
This jetta came in for a no start. Turn the key on and the shift indicater on the dash says its in drive no matter where the shifter is- so it will not turn over. I jumped the starter and started right up. Shifts and drives normally. This customer already put ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
this diesel runs perfect 99% of the time but sometimes when you try to take off the car will just idle. once the car is moving there is no problem. If you just hold the throttle to the floor is will eventually take off. the vag machine shows the throttle posit...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Last week we sent this car back to the owner. We cleaned the intake, replaced the MAF, Glow plugs, CTS and fuel filter. We replaced the timing belt which was off a couple of teeth at the injector pump only. It RAN PERFECT. Customer was estatic and said it neve... Trouble codes: P0671, P1556
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBP21C13
just replaced engine . car sat for 9 months with no battery . engine cranks over but won't start. not getting fuel to filter . i don't have any information on this car. fuse to pump checks ok . i wonder if this car has a security system that has lost code for ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5726T
Hello fellow tech's, I have a 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo with a intermittent blower motor working. I have checked for TSB's. It doesn't matter if the car is running or not, hot or cold. Our shop doesn't have proper Volvo scanner equipment to check for codes in the A...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L power steering VIN: YV1LZ56D4X
Hello, We have a Volvo giving us fits, came in with a transmission fluid leak & noise under hood when steering wheel is turned. Found right rack end leaking & power steering fluid low. Filled p/s resivoir, steered fine without noise. Ordered reman rack (Maval)...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L low oil and smokes VIN: YV1RS53D01
Another used car we just sold last year and was towed in with complaint of smoke from tailpipe. Oil was 2 1/2 quarts low and had oil dripping from tailpipe so I am guessing the turbo seal has failed. There is also a rattling noise coming from the turbo assembl...

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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Cuts out, NO FULL POWER VIN: WAUDJ54AXN
We recommended new fuel injectors and possibly a new fuel distributor for this car. The customer could not stomach the repair of this old dog. Audi ownership is not for the weak of stomach. We thank you for all your replies and they often prompted us to check... Trouble codes: 1111.
1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Problem I found with this car is it has the wrong ecm. After trying a friends tool(vagcom) to code this and it did not work. We checked part # with dealer according to vin and it did not match what is in car. Customer chose to pick up car and replace ecm himse... Trouble codes: P1612.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L windows/door locks VIN: WBADM6334X
Thanks again to all that replied. The customer returned to leave the vehicle for a short time. Pulled codes none had returned. Customer opted to take vehicle and have it repaired by the dealer.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADN6349Y
what i found was 30 lbs of compression on cylinder #1 pulled the [...] to find #1 intaqke valve bent. sent to machine shop, replaced valve. note to all, be very careful when installing the cams, the #1 intake and exh lobes on the cams should be at 45 deg angles... Trouble codes: 50 (Random cyl misfire), 62 (Cyl 1 misfire).
1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L readiness monitors VIN: 2G4WY52M5W
Well folks thanks for all the help. Although we did not completely fix the car (CAT and EGR never got into ready status.)our state allows two not ready's for inspection. After a couple of more attempts on the drive cycles we were able to get the EVAP and H02S ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Air Bag VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
After trying everything that i could think of and all the things that everyone had said the problem would still not go away. I cleaned and checked every ground that the computer told me the car had. i replaced the ignition switch, i found a donor car that i sw...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L front brakes VIN: 1G1YY22PXR
Thank you all for your help and comments. Most of you were correct in suspecting the power booster, as we did initially. Even the GM booster needed adjustment on the rod. The Mitchell manual said that the rod SHOULD not be adjusted, and also that there is no...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Injector Timing VIN: 1GCGC29FOS
Thanks I found out from some replies and from OTC that the Genisys cannot put the ECM in set timing mode but since I only replaced the pump I just had to read the difference from the desired timing and the measured timing and if it was less then 1 deg it wa...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L First gear VIN: 2G1WX12XXS
Sorry to say we had to let this one go. Customer has picked up vehicle in it's current condition. Real sorry we couldn't get this fixed. I do appreicate the helpful replies. Thanks.
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1249T
This one is fixed. It ended up being a bad ground to the ICM. Thanks for all the good advice.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: R7VG112997
I replaced the alternator and it seams to be fixed. It seams that it started to glich about 2000 rpm. I realy appreciate all of your help. Thanks Jim
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L circuit 41 melted VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
I ended up calling Alldata to get the info that I needed. They went to the GM website in order to find the proper diagram. It ended up that the "C" term. on sp200 is the B+ supply for the heated seat switches. For the time being the vehicle owner elected to...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L differential VIN: 1GNEL19W21
I received many responses to this post and I appreciate all of them. They did differ quite a bit with some people saying this was common and some saying it was not. Some people recommended replace the entire rear and some suggesting to rebuild it. I decided ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHK29G22
Well, this truck is fixed.It was sort of a convoluted bunch of problems and fixes though. The transmission heating was fixed by removing the radiator and washing and blowing it out thoroughly. The misfiring got a new ecm for code p1683 ,an updated crank sensor... Trouble codes: P0218, P1683, P0300, U1041.
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L air bag light VIN: 2G1WB58K26
Hi Guys, the vehicle appears to be fixed. I received 3 replies. Wade said to wires etc under the seat. Between moisture and chaffing this could be an issue . He also mentioned trying to disconnect something to verify the SDM could recognize a fault. Didn't get...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L front chassis VIN: 2C3HC56F7V
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H7S
Well the consensus was the distributor was bad. We obtained one from carquest and surprisingly it sure looked like a new unit rather than a reman one. Poppe dit in and the vehicle runs like a top! In all my years with these engines I have never seen one die li...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L control head VIN: 2B3HD46R1X
I haven't quite yet fixed this vehicle. I have a BCM hopefully arriving soon from a salvage yard as I have tested all the wiring between the BCM and the control head. And I can "see" the inputs on a scanner, but no life output. Thats all I can go on.
1993 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Surge, Stall VIN: KNJPT06496
thanks every one that respond to my e mail and sorry i took too long to get back to you guys well the customer finally drcided not to put anymore money into the car but the problem was a couple of broken wires under the air filter housing after reparing those ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP52U65
I did fix the fan's, it was definatly the two wire ground plug. It was pretty nasty. However i could not figure out the fast idle and the long pulse width. The vechicle ended up going to the dealer. I am waiting for an answer from the owner to see what w...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FR254FK65
thanks for all of the replys mainley wondering why veriable speed used for one year following year one speed system with same pump. if system can be converted to high speed, seems pump cant handle even the slightest filter resiriction wont quit running just lo...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power stearing pump VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
thanks to all who replied got the car back in the shop to ck the rack boots for fluid they where both wet so we installed a reman it took an hour but we finaly got the air out thanks agian jeff
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53U6Y
First i would like to thank all who replied. This is a collage student's car. Customer may bring back while junior is home for the summer, although made the comment he can live without the radio. If customer does bring back, i will post an update. Again thanks...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56S6Y
We found the torque convertor bad. Replaced torque convertor
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Lack Power VIN: 1FAXF56X1Y
Replaced new gas tank, changed fuel filter. because Original gas tank was rustted, and previous mechanic did clean up, but we know that It cannot be fix like this. Thanks alot everyone. IATN is great. have a good day Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03101
So everyone was pretty much right and close. It was the IAC valve and have put the new one. Clear the code and test drove it. I have taken car of some other things as well, fuel injection and induction service that cleans the EGR as well, change. THe car is ru... Trouble codes: P1507 (mnf. control idle speed. idle speed control auxiliary inputs).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FTRX18W01
Well, we replaced the engine in this truck as many suggested. The problem seemed cured untill 2 days ago he returned and said he saw smoke on a cold start. I figure this must have to due with it being a NEW engine. I disassembled the old one to see what the p...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Vents VIN: 1FAFP47V21
This vehicle is fixed!! Thanks to everybody. The replies were right on. I missed a small vacuum line that went into the fire wall. This was located on the passenger side, right behind the glove box. I conneted this line and I have all the modes vent, floor, de...
2000 Geo PRISM 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 141SK528X1
thanx again folks i aleady closedthis request once i thought .it was the maf.i tried cleaning still didnt work checked wiring harness and wires no luck replaced the unit and now it runs great thanx again
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD716XR
Fixed and out the door. A couple of you guys hit it right on the head. The minimun air rate was out of adjustment. The throttle body had to be swapped onto the replacement engine, therefor it was not calibrated to that engine. Reset the air rate screw, and...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ6342T
Hello Friends Thank you all for all the responce, IATN is the best tools in my Shop, Like most of you say that there was a Service bulletin,which i find on ALLDATA # 99-029 April 1999, i check the wiring harness and really find no fault but went ahead and ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2HGES16611
Thank you all for you assistance, there was an intermittent failure in the TDC pick-up, replaced it and no problems. To all those who mentioned a replacement distributor remember this car no long has one. Interesting read about the EX Civics, with excessive ... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption).
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L timing chain VIN: JHLRD78943
Thanks to all replies. Original problem was a streched timing chain. Compared to the new chain, was almost a full link difference. Replaced chain and tensioner, but did not repair all compression. Chain had jumped teeth on cam gear. Customer optioned to rep...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Temp Control VIN: JNKCA31A4Y
Thank you to all who responded. Mark [...] hit the nail on the head. Ambient Temp Sensor was the culprit. Replaced the sensor and have not had a problem since thursday. Mark thank you for the test procedures it was perfect I really appreciate it.
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L low power on takeoff VIN: SAJNV5843F
Sorry for the long delay, this vehicle is very low priority. Most sugested the mechanical advance but that is working properly. Was sugested cats so I checked them and they have less than 3 PSI of back preasure, that's good. We did find a bad plug wire, that h...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJNX2752R
As I detailed in the update, we found the "new" battery to be defective, with a dead cell. The seller warranted the battery and we returned the car to its owner. I received an email from the owner, who is traveling in Europe, that he had had no trouble with th...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Alternator VIN: SAJEA51D63
Jerry from United Auto nailed it. Thanks Jerry!!! It was the grounds as well as 2 different suppliers sending alternators that weren't compatible with this Jag. We cleaned up all the grounds and replaced 2 different manufacturer's alternators with the same ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8S
Well, recent events overtook my troubles with this Jeep- My wife managed to break her right elbow in a fall and will not be driving for a while-in any event, most of the replys contained suggestions already checked or implemented. I sincerely appreciate the ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L fuel gauge/light VIN: 1J4FF58SXY
The consensus seems to be that you can watch the fuels sending signal on a scope and look for dropouts in the signal. The pcm will see a momentary drop out in the signal and turn the light on. I have not gotten the car back to do this but will come back here...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L spark plug tubes VIN: JT6HJ88J9V
These tubes are apperently pressed in to the cylinder head lexus does not even sale them we put a v/c gasket on it and new plug well seals shiiped it ..customer advise if it is leaking that the head would have to come off thanx to all that replied Tom
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