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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L ews alignment VIN: WBADE5324W
Hi guys, have a question for everyone. This car has been a nightmare. Originally came in for a clutch. Replaced the disc, pressure plate, bearings, flywheel, master and slave cylinders. 2 days later battery died, jumped and car started, charged battery while i...
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine noise VIN: 1G4HP52K53
After vehicle is drivn for 15 to 20 minutes the engine starts to make a noise. almost like a bad pulley or air conditioning compressor. We took the belt off and the noise is still there. When you remove the oil filler cap there is high vacuum in the valve cove...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L performance
A/C not cold enough. The door in heater box feels like it switches all the way from cold to hot. It is not retrofitted still charging with R-12 confirmed to be quality freon other R-12 jobs work great. Car calls for 2.75 lbs and I'm positive I have enough freo...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Hard start VIN: 1G1YY2183J
Hi guys I have this corvette that has a hard start.It was setting a fuel pump relay code and it was only starting off of oil presure.Tested relay and found to be bad.Replaced the relay and now the relay turns the pump on like it was made to.start it up and the...
1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCBS14E8K
Hi all! I've got this s-10 pickup here that will not start when it's cold. If you vary the throttle you can get it to start, but it will not idle for the first thirty seconds. After that, the exhaust smells very rich. Here is my problem. I cannot get my Modis ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Rev Limiter VIN: 1GCC1946R8
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any and all help. Vehicle came in with busted rod through block, replaced with new engine. Customer came back and stated that when he goes over 4,000 rpm it acts like rev limiter is kicking in and vehicle will buck and ...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Clutch VIN: 1G1YY3254T
After 1000 miles since clutch replaced, car has come back with a hard / impossible to shift. I get the car in and you cant shift it into any gear with it running. Shut it off and its fine. Acts like your not pushing the pedal down enough. The weird thing is th...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L ABS module VIN: 1G1NE52M5V
The ABS Light is on and I can't communicate with the ABS module I can not pull any codes or read data stream. I can communicate with the PCM. I checked fuses I have current to term. 4 pink wire at module and also at term 13 orng. at module. I tested serial dat...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G1WX12K3X
this car starts and stalls within 30 seconds, and will start again and again, and stall no codes, good spart and fuel pressure as it shuts down. any suggestions? thanx in advance, bill
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L unknown VIN: 1Y1SK5282Y
This a/c system leaks. It holds refrigerant for 2-4 weeks before the owner notices it is loosing efficiency. Charged with dye. Cannot find dye anywhere. Are these cars known for something like an evaporator. I removed the blower motor for a look inside the cas...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L stuck on defrost VIN: 3GNFK16752
Customer brought in and said heater/ac is stuck on defrost codes BO248 and B3761 are current codes we can't get our mentor to commumicate with live data talked with a GM dealer and they said replace air mix actuator, we repalced and went through the recalibrat...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER MODE VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Help! I have a 2002 General Malfunction Trail Blazer that presented a week ago with a check engine light and a low power light on. The vehicle would not accelerate. Several codes were found all relating to the TAC module (Throttle body) I don't remember what t... Trouble codes: P1221 (tps performance/fuel pump circuit)
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L tcc VIN: 2G1WF52E23
the engine light is on for the tcc performance, like couple others i've did i took the side cover off and replaced the solenoid, this on the light came back on same code po741 any help with this would be great thanks
1991 Chrysler Dynasty 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3BN56RXM
had this vehicle that was towed in for no start. owner pulled into a parking spot and it stalled on her and wouldn't restart. checked for spark and injector pulse, no pulse or spark. checked cam and crank sensor. cam sensor wiring fell down on serpentine belt ...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ46X0Y
Hi everyone, thanks in advanced for taking the time and energy to read this post. This car sets code po171, everytime, and I cannot find a solution to its problem. I have Smoke tested for vacuum leaks, tested compression all good at 175psi, checked fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C38FY68B7
Please help. We are a Ford dealer and dont work on these that often. customer states mil on and low power. checked codes with snap-on scanner. P0401. Any known concerns, tsbs or other articles. thanks. Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Cruise Control VIN: KLAVA692E2
Hi all those in Leganza land (with an after market Cruise control fitted). The vehicle had some issues with the imobiliser which had a replacement and reprogram undertaken. Then the speedo failed!... I had a good look at the VSS for connection and it then sta...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y9T
truck arrived no-start from transmission shop. They installed rebuilt trans and truck would not start. Ran before trans R and R. they also installed crank sensor. still no start. I verified 5 volt ref with all sensors plugged in. ASD working and providing batt...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L runs on after key of VIN: 1BG4GP45R6
hey fellow techs,we have a strange one here.vehicle came in 3 weeks ago for a mil.customer requested a state emission inspection.vehicle had multiple codes and some kinky wiring going on under the hood.a wire was jumped from asd relay terminal 1 to sir fuse.th... Trouble codes: P1282 (fuel pump relay), P1388 (asd relay circuit open/short)
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F7V
car was sent here after another shop replaced the intake gasket spark plugs and wires with no improvement all 6 injectors ohm to the same value of 13.2ohms checked compression ok at 130psi fuel pressure is in specs. checked for vaccume leaks non found this car... Trouble codes: P0303 (engine miss fire 3 cylinder)
1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L cluster VIN: 1B3E547Y2W
this vehicle has a cluster that cuts out at times.has anyone got any ideas on this.
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L starter VIN: 2B3HD56J6X
this vehicle came to me on a hook with a no-start condition. first checked the battery and all the fuses to make sure everything was okay, it was. pulled codes and found p1490 low speed fan relay ckt open/short and p1685-invalid key message recieved from skim....
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS28Z4Y
This vehicle came in with a complaint of an engine miss. Sitting in vehicle what feels like an engine misfire is very noticeable. However, when you speed the engine up (in park) the rough running at idle turns into more of a vibration over 1500 rpm. It feels v...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R05
Vehicle runs okay but MIL light on. Hook computer monitor to vehicle & gathered codes. Code U110C present (J1850 Bus shorted to ground). Go to BCM stored codes & found message not read from PCM, cluster, FMC, ORC, audio system, climate control. Additionally J1... Trouble codes: P0406 (egr position sensor high), U110C (no fuel level bus message)
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L rear suspension VIN: 2D8GV58285
How you guys doing?Well here we go again,this time it is my own Hemi.This car has a weird suspension noise on the rear passenger side,it is like a sway bar or shock noise every time you hit a little bump.It does it only on the passenger side.I switched the sho...
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L programing VIN: 1D7HE48N76
just replaced PCM with a new one ( body shop Job ) I have a star scan just never programed anything before, so my question is what is the process after replacing a PCM? I have the skim # and the software subsciption . I lost the USB adapter so I am off to the ...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L shifting VIN: 1FMEU15H8R
Hi everyone, I need help from a E40D guru, this thing bangs hard shifting into reverse, foward gears a little harder than normal, has code 628 in memory dropped pan, magnet fuzzy, no chunks or clutch debris,checked line pressure, 140 psi in P&N flutters betwee...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L oil pan VIN: 1FTHF36G6S
Hey, Ford guys can the oil pan be replaced in the truck or must the engine be pulled to change it. Thanks!
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1W
this ex police explorer came to me from another shop and its got me thinking.first cylinders 1 through 6 register misfires from 4096 to 8192 counters but does not register a misfire malfunction. secondly the misfire counter only shows the above two numbers, no... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L forward gears VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
This one has me a little confused. I have done quite a few of the ax4n with similar problem and found forward control vave hanging and retaining clip damged from valve hammering. This unit is absolutely beautiful inside no sighn of slippage at all and no hard ...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXF47F9Y
Hi guys this truck has been a problem child for about 4 months, it starts & runs in the am as long as you drive it every day, if you dont start it for 2 days it wont start unless you use starter fluid, it also runs rough & knocks like detonation for 5-10 min &...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L44
We have a fleet of these buses and the two with the highest miles (100,000+) have this recurring P0191 code. They both set the code after extended idling, and the coolant temp is hot (over 212 degrees). These things idle with the A/C cranked up on the front an... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor curcuit)
1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Misfire, computer interferenc VIN: 1GKFK16K8S
This is my shop vehicle project. After hitting a moose last june I decided to have an episode of "overhaulin" in our own shop (no tv crew though :) ) I built a 383 stroker for it, along with new difs, tranny, custom fuel system etc, way too much to mention. ...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Dome Lamps VIN: 3GKEC16Z52
Ok Guys, Please help me!! I'm going crazy!! Our GS replaced the carpet in this 02 Yukon XL 1500 and when the customer picked up the vehicle, the dome light was not turning off. Not sure if it was that way when they brought it in. We have checked for short to g...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L oil gauge goes to zero VIN: 1GKDT13S72
hi guys, i have this 02 envoy, oil gauge goes to zero at times, i reprogramed the ecm but still dose it, need to know if any of you guys ran to this problem and what was the fix, i thank all you guys for being a team and helping each other. thank you, fred
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L seat heater VIN: 1GKEK63U43
drivers seat heater does not stay on - reprogrammed and replaced seat module as per tsb. performed ohms test on seat heater grids.replace door module. swapped front seats and door switches - problem still exists. any thoughts?
2004 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5L inside mirror VIN: 1GTDT13614
this canyon wiil not change outside temp from celsius to fahrenheit on inside rearview mirror have followed owners manual and alldata to re-set no luck. os temp sensor test ok. it displays 0c zero c
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L chirping noise VIN: 1GTHK23225
when shutting off the vehicle or starting it up you will hear what sounds like two glass bottles hitting against each other. the sound is only present shortly after starting then vehicle and may last ten starts and shut off cycles on the hoist , then will go a...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L camshaft VIN: 4S2CK57D7X
I am in need of some info from an Isuzu tech. I took the head off of this 2.2L DOHC engine about 6 weeks ago, before I did I looked it up in Shop Key and it said that the cam caps were numbered 1-5 on the intake side and 6-10 on the exhaust side. Like a dumd a...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
Hi, Isuzu Tech this car came to my shop and the costumer complained that the idle is too high when localing driving. Its around 15-20 miles, the RPM goes to 1,500 mph and the engine sounds really loud. Then i replaced the idle air control valve. The symptom is...
2000 Isuzu NPR 5.7L No Start VIN: 4LKB4B1R11
Help! This is an Isuzu cab over W/a GM 5.7L. That was towed in for no start. I am asking for help because we have no electical diagrams for particular vehicle. Has Fuel pressure of 60 psi but only when cranking. NO spark. No 12v reference voltage to cam sensor...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Power Sterring Pressure Hose VIN: 1J4GX58N61
We've got this '01 Cherokee in the shop and it has a leaking power steering hose. When we got the replacement hose from the dealer, the parts guy told me that I would call back and tell him that it was the wrong part. But, he said that all we had to do was rem...
2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L Hesitation VIN: KNAF812195
Hello everyone. I have at our shop an elusive Kia Sephia. It seems to hesitate badly for a moment and then revs right up either in park or on a road test. Ive inspected the MAF sensor for dirt and the induction system for restrictions and they're fine. I've re...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242Y
vehicle came in with a no start. no rpm signal. put in new crank sensor, still no start. found a previous help request stating to grind down the crank sensor spacer to move sensor closer. i moved the sensor in by hand before grinding and the vehicle will start... Trouble codes: P0103, P0105, P0106
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ac VIN: 1LNF1997VO
Customer says AC works great for driver and passanger, but the passanger foot gets hot and the wife's lipstick melted in her purse while it was on the floor, no complaints about the AC temp just the warm area on the passanger foot. We had 44 degrees vent temp ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 230 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1150171204
Has the single Solex carb with a bunch of vacuum controls usual for the year. Fuel smells fine. Ignition wires are not leaking. My gut says it's a secondary ignition breakdown but it could be excessive lean condition. I don't have a working ignition scope. Any...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1070441203
the vehicle came into us with a missfire. we inspected the tune parts and the spark plugs had some carbon tracking but we found the fuel return line had been smashed and had some gunk in it so we repaired the line and flushed and blew out the system as well as...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L remote key will not start VIN: WBDNG83J23
customer complain of intermitten no start especially in the morning when car is sitting over night. veh wont respond to remote and wont crank. battery power is prime. will start after about 15 minutes of trying. when problem is occuring, i hook up the launch t...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L low & reverse VIN: 4M2ZU86E52
This vehicle has an intermittent low & reverse problem. You encounter it mainly when the vehicle is not up to operating temperature. When you take off the tranny will engage & disengage rapidly like it is low on fluid. Once you get it going it operates perfect...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L gas guage VIN: 1N6HD16S2S
we tested the resistance at the sender (with sender removed) sender reads 7.9 ohms in full position, spec is 4.5 to 6 ohms at full, tested guage at 6 ohms, guage reads full...at 7.9 ohms it reads about 7/8 ...the sender seems to be out of calibration, any of y...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JNCA21DXWT
Hello Thanks in advance for any help. I use IATN alot and always get good advice. I have a 98 nissan maxima V6 that has had one starting problem for about a year and now it has devolped a missfire at start up (and sometimes running) The first issue is when the...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L intermitant no crank,dash light,power windows VIN: 1G3NL52E43
the vehicle will sometimes not crank or power windows,dash not work.this happen several times to customer.only 2 times to us.
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE113PM
Strange problem here. Engine idles very high when first started, then when it starts to warm up, it idles up, then cuts out and repeats constantly. Observing engine data, the injection pulse width goes way high (up to 50ms), then cuts right back to zero, and r... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC idle speed error)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW55M4R
Car is setting light and codes only at cruise on freeway. Car runs flawlessly aside from customer stating trans. drops out of lockup occasionaly. Checked EGR system and no problem found with circuit or ports. Finally replaced with a good use EGR and same resul... Trouble codes: 80 (Trans. component slipping), 77 (EGR solonoid)
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52T9T
Owner had taped up wires to starter and 3 ground wires, then connected battery and towed the vehicle to our shop. He could not remember where the wires went. I installed the starter, reconnected the battery. Vehicle would crank but not start. Hooked up scanner...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L electric windows, door locks, int lights VIN: 1G2HX54K51
drivers window sometimes inop, other three windows inop at times also but not at same times as drivers window inop. door locks inop at times also but again not necessarily coinciding with window problems. interior light and door ajar light also comes on someti...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Charging VIN: 3G7DA03E11
This car came in 2 weeks ago with a battery light on intermittently. We could not verify light on. Alternator was Very hot to touch in 15 seconds run time. We replace the alternator and every thing was ok. Alternator did not get hotter then engine. Shipped car...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L door locks VIN: YS3DF78N2V
I need to know where to find the door lock control box PN 4710257. It is located in the right kick panel on 1996 models, and shown there in the EPC and WIS. I can't locate it on this 1997 car.
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EH48G81
Hello fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your time. I have this Saab cmae in on the hook not charging. A lot of oil on the alternator. So replaced the alternator (boy thats a lot of fun) and now I am trying to diagnose the oil leak. I have to get the rpms up ...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z51
This pattern seems to repeat it self over and over. Trouble codes: P0134

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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L cd changer VIN: WBAGK2321W
I went to our nearest bmw dealership and asked a couple of the lead techs ---they have not heard of this problem. The foreman suggested replacing the cd changer. Thanks guys for responding. I am at present looking online for a used unit which should take care ...
Good day, and thanks for all the help. The customer took the car, and has not reurned yet. We beleive the problem is a bad crank position sensor. Several replies sugested that, although we were still getting the same intake cam code, p0340, this can be caused ... Trouble codes: P0340 (inlet camshaft sensor).
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Unknown
abtcm module was the problem P.S. thanks to everyone...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K5W
1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Thank you for all the replies. I ended up putting the injector in from summit and the miss is gone. But wait, surgeing and stalling. Rechecked all components, repalced IAC valve as valve not control idle smoothly, reset timing to 8 degrees and surge gone. ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCCS14W35
took apart water pump and found fins to be corroded thank you guys for all the help
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K9V
It was the MAF sensor and it runs perfect now! I took a chance and got a second reman one because I didnt want to raise the estimate. BTW, this car has a rev limiter that limits revs to 3500 RPM when in Park. Thanks to all respondents...you know who you are! D... Trouble codes: P0101 (Bad MAF System Performance), P0131 (O2 Low V. Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0151 (O2 Low V. Bank 2 Sensor1), P0300 (Misfires Detected).
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG15W62
well i would like to thank all that replied, This vehicle has been a nighmare. It was sent to one of our other stores. As soon as i get the fix i will post it.
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC13T33
after futher testing we found compression low on two cylinders. conveters on bank one had 10 psi back pressure and gm says should be .5 psi. conveters under warrenty so let chevy dealer replace them under warrenty ran better but customer wanted to trade truck ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52F25
vehicle has started up & cannot get problem to reacure! thanks for all the info my gess is body control modual!
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L 3-4, 4-3 shifts VIN: 2C3HD56FOV
Replaced TCM seemed to fix problem Thanks to all who helped.Sorry for the delay, got jerked around by a dealer for TCM replacement. Was able to drive this w/customer and found she was driving 35 to 40, kickdown to third, as soon as downshift was completed,she ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46U91
Well guys this one is fixed. The problem turned out to be after market parts. I was told that alot of the after market cam sensors do not show correct values for this car so i bought sensors from the dealer and all is well.Thanks for the replys. Ted Trouble codes: 1391 (crank cam sinc), 354 (4 primeary coil circut).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L tcc lockup VIN: 3B7KF23W2X
Thankx to all of you that added your knowledge to the rest of us. Special thanx to Mark [...] for your timely a...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FTEF14N0H
this was a fuel delivery problem. after extensive testing we found flow to be low after the high pressure pump. we never suspected a pump to be bad out of the box but it was. we also found a leaking heater core and replaced it. thanks for all the replys and ke... Trouble codes: 31 (koeo egr evp-ept ckt out of range), 44 (koer thermactor air system not working), 31 (koeo egr evp-ept ckt out of range), 13 (koer cant control rpm during low rpm check), 73 (koer no tps change on throttle snap), 25 (koer no knock signal during self test).
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L hydraulic system VIN: 1FTFE24H4P
Just wanted to thank everyone for their input to the brake pedal fading problem on the E250 van. Here is what we did after receiving all your suggestions. Started with the check valve that screws on the master cylinder suggested by Robert from Virginia. This...
1996 Ford Probe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZVLT20A3T
The problem was the idle air control, customer refused repair after hearing what the repair would cost as the iac is part of the throttle body assembly
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L tcc VIN: 1FALP54N5T
The TCC droping out when the A/C clutch engaged is normal to hide the extra load. Installing a new torque convert ultimately fixed the problem.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143B
Thanks to all for the help. I replaced the #2 injector and test drove the vehicle, st and lt fuel trims normalized. I let the customer test drive vehicle over the holiday and all is ok. I triple checked for intake leaks and pcv leaks. In retrospect i shoul... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FAFP6635W
i don't know if this is fixed or not, have not talked to customer yet. but what i did was changed the dash unit but still seams to run high, but seams to match scanner readings, according to tsb at 198 it is suppose to be between the A and the L and that is w...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L4X
This truck hasnt been back mainly because the customer cant leave the truck long enough. but from what I have seen in the archives and the responses I recieved I believe it is the radiator. my next step was to pull it and flow test it but cant do it while hes ...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45F0Y
I replaced the exhaust backpressure sensor, its been about 2 weeks, so far so good. The sensor must be shorting out the 5v reference voltage and the PCM see's it as a bad cam shaft positon sensor because the CMP is checked more often (more important) than the ... Trouble codes: P0344 (camshaft sensor intermitant).
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L springs VIN: 1FAFP52251
i am still replacing springs , i have told my managers about the problem ,i have done 3 sets since the posting and i have been giving taurus's more room on the road. it is good to know that you all care to respond . thank you
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX172X1
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU83P2Z
The pcm was the problem. I replaced it and forgot about the pats system. I towed it to ford for them to flash it. They had problems geting the info from the old one to put into the new one. I don't know what they did to get the old info. But after the new pcm ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipule cly. missfire), P0303 (cly. 3 missfire).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall VIN: 2FTRF07232
I would like to say thanks for the responses from Curtis, Michael, Allen, Jason, and William for their help. You had offered advice on voltage feed and grounds, wiggle testing and heat and cooling the pcm. Well we wiggled the wiring under the dash, replaced th... Trouble codes: P0125, P1000, P1112.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTRF00723
i would like to say thanks to Domain, Russel, Patrick and James for their comments and help Well we checked the suggestion that you made and found that trying another key, watching and cleaning all grounds on the fire wall, replacing the ignition switch, heat... Trouble codes: B1359.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L system pressure VIN: 2FAFP71W23
We replaced everything possible and were unable to correct the problem, we reduced the ac/charge and synptoms were reduced, waiting for customer feedback on repairs.
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L compressor VIN: SHSRD78463
Hi, First off thanks for the help from all members. We had used all factory honda parts in the beginning and replace all soft lines and flushed all hard lines. The system started functioning properly after change the high / low pressure switch. According to Al...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L tcs VIN: 2HKRL18673
I looked and looked for a fault in this vehicle and pretty much gave up on it. Wheel speeds were accurate and equal to each other with no apparant problems. When I was walking around the van in the shop, I noticed a fair amount of tire wear on the front tires...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJFAO1C5Y
thanks for your help on this one it ended up being a comunication problem between pcm and bcm jaguar had to flash both computers with up dates and new proms ,traction control apparently confused both computers and nothing would work properly. thanks again for ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L intermittent oil pre VIN: 1J4GW48S84
the customer finally got back to me on this one and decided to bring it back to the used car lot were he got it. thanks for all the replies, its good to know that no matter what someones got your back. thanks again to all who replied.
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALPF1549Y
Friends, this one has been fixed. Anyone reading this is advised to also read the replies because they contain a wealth of information which were proven helpful and true throuought the course of this repair. Here is a brief description of what we learned. We...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L overheating VIN: 1LNHM87A31
We tried every way we could to clean right side of block without removing heads, customer did not not want to spend the money. This one goes in the lost time column.Customer traded car in on a new one.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine overheating VIN: WDBGA51EXS
Thanks to all that responded to my post, at this time I'm going to close this string with the following closing update. 1. After finding out the radiator had no flow I sent the vehicle back to the other shop for which they installed the cheapest radiator avail...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ALL .0L all systems
Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I have been able to load the programs ok, it turns out they needed to see a server or be online to load correctly. Thanks again. Regards from Australia, Ron [...]
2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 2.3L Unknown VIN: 4M2YU56Z96
We decided that since this vehicle was so new that it was kind of over our heads. And the customer decided to take it back to the dealer were he bought it. But thanks for all your help. If I hear what was wrong I will post the info.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D8T
Thanks for the replies , even though the iac tested good we tyried a new one just to rule it out and it fixed it. The tach problem was in the cluster. Trouble codes: P0505.
1996 Nissan UD 1400 .0L transmission VIN: JNAU4T1J6V
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Thanks for the excellent feedback on this request. I was just on the Meineke Dealer forum and there were postings there encouraging the new dealers to become IATN members. It has been very valuable to our shop. In this case, however, the customer made the de...
1996 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CX52K2T
Hello to all, Well my nightmare is finally over. I would like to Thank everybody for the quick responses. And especially Thomas [...] for putting me in the right area. It ended up being the roller on the #6 exhaust lifter. It was pitted about ...
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