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1996 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3652T
Hello everyone. I have this acura It came in as a intermetent no start. I finally diagnosed it as a main relay (as ussual). But It still won't start. Tried another relay (both from dealer) no luck. My wiring diagrams for this car is wrong. I have no power goin...
1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC2395X
Hello. This car came from another dealer with MIL light on. Upon inspection I pulled the codes(p1381) and check Alldata. They declare a cylinder position sensor malfunction. I see a recent valve job was done. Rebuilt distributor, crank shaft position sensor an... Trouble codes: 1381 (manuf. control system misfire)
1972 American Motors Javelin 5.9L System VIN: A2C797N330
I need to evacuate and charge this system. There is no label under the hood to suggest refrigerant capacity. The owners manual is of no help and my old Chilton books don't cover this one. All the on line services only seen to go back into the 1980's Anyone ou...
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L tach, fuel gauge, temp gauge VIN: WAUKE5448L
This is how the customer explained it to me. He thinks it is connected to the seatbelt somehow. If the seatbelt is not connected and the seatbelt light comes on and flashes, it affects the fuel gauge and temp gauge. They will go off and on. Now it is doing thi...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Rear coil springs VIN: WAUGD28D2X
A lot of noise while driving, the inside of the rear springs are rubbing on the struts. Springs seem to have an S curve to them causing them to contact the struts. My question is why? Should I suspect the rear springs are shot??? I cant see anything that is o...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBAAK7400F
Cant figure this one out, on cold starts the cars idle is extremly erratic, its idles up really high to start with then drops sometimes the engine dies sometimes it just chugs and lugs tell the idle serges way back up again. This goes on for about 2 min tell t...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No start VIN: WBACB4326R
BMW experts...I have a funny one least its funny to me. it came on on a hook today with a no start complaint. The customer says they started it to move it out of the way and it has never restarted. It has been sitting now for 3 months. I do not have ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L low brake fluid
replaced front and rear brake rotors and pads Instaled new sensors.After couple hours drive low brake fluid warning light on. Flushed hydraulic system and refilled with dot 4.Reset cluster with Baum CS2000 light goes off when abs reseted. After drive 15/20 mil...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Tach VIN: WBADM5337X
Hello, I need some serious help,I have a new customer recommended by a very good customer.They just came from the dealer for Tachometer not working, $1700.00 and a new cluster later, now the Tach still does not work, a/c does not work, reverse light do not wor...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM42070
Gday fellow tech,s , I need help with this the vehicle came in for a service and it was perfect i had driven the car in so i know ,i had lent the car to my auto elec to held diagnose another vehicle (ABS faut)all he did was remove the abs control module to con...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 4 gear shift VIN: 1G4HP52L4R
I received car with shift problems 2-3. I have a good scanner and it clearly showed not shifting when driving.code 755 b solenoid. I replaced all solenoids. new filter, flushed system, cleaned a little sluge bottom of valve body housing. Now we have a tcc code...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD22K95
Good afternoon to all, Riviera came in on hook for no start, I replaced the fuel pump and filter and It fired up and ran great. I checked codes because customer stated cel and traction light was coming on. Found PO131. I figured it was from the pump dying so I... Trouble codes: P0131
1987 Chevrolet Caprice 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1BL51Z7H
this car came to me with a severe hard start cold it would start and die untill it was warm enough then it had a very bad hesitation. i ck'ed the egr valve it is working i ck'ed for internal and external vac leaks none found. timing is ok @ 0 deg with the wire...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Closing VIN: 1GNDU06L5S
Hello all, I have got a 95 Lumina APV with passenger side power sliding door. Came in with door warning light on, system inoperative. No codes stored, performed reset and relearn proceedure (remove tail fuse 30 seconds then open/close door 4 times 5 seconds...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no start VIN: 2G1WL52MOV
good morning everyone i have a no start problem with security light flashing. my computer is down which i have mitchell on it. i need to know the ohms in the two wires coming from the lock key switch. there are no codes in the system thanks
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L seal oi leak VIN: 2G1FP22PXV
hi techs, I replaced the timing chain and gear on this LT1 engine.Now,the oil is leaking from the waterpump drive shaft seal,it's seems the seal is too tight for the shaft.I ruined 2 seals so far,the lip keep getting fold over(I'm using Felpro brand).how you g...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire, VIN: 1GCHK23162
need to know firing ordrer and cylinder locattion. left or right bank cylinder for cylinder #6 motor alldata does not show location
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L engine VIN: 1G1ND52J93
we have a problem that we never had before car runs perfectly fine after awhile you come to a stop you go to pull off and the motor sounds like its going to throw rods and bearings everywhere oil smoke fills the air from the exhaust it does this for a few minu...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L coolant VIN: 1GCGK29UX3
The customer was advised at a speedy lube that there was coolant in the oil.He took his truck home and monitered the oil level and coolant level,finding after driving 50 mi the oil level was up and the coolant level was down(aprox.1/2 litre).Upon pressure test...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L oil pump VIN: 1235885698
Hello, just looking for a fyi on this one. Has anyone seen this? 03 Impala with a 3.4. No oil psi?? Just cause it's a pain to change the pump, I pulled it apart to check the drive gear, dist. plug, and found it to be worn out. Like the old 88 -90 caddy dist. g...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31U44
hey guys. i am thinking i have a valve prob here? has any one run in to carbon build up on valve stems that keep them from closing? i have 130 lb on a crank comp test , and on a run test 0 lb with an ocational bounce in press. to 50 lb. when i rev it it will b... Trouble codes: P0307, P0300
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L cooling system VIN: 3B7MC3352T
Dear fellow techs: Been working on this thing free for almost two days, now! The current condition is that the engine is running hotter than it should (230), when pulling a hill with no load at an ambient temp of 95 degrees. My concern is when he hooks up his ...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L speedometer
Need chry tech.Speedometer reads 1/2 the actual speed.The weird thing about this is that the scanner is showing 0 mph going down the road.Local shop installed a new output speed sensor,used computer and used tranny module.I set pinion factor with my snapon sca...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X0X
i have a 99 dokata that randomly stalls,mostly at idle or decel.1 time it was a crank no start,truck was towed in and as soon as went to it,the truck started right up.i have had it stall a few times and both were like a bad crank sensor,it just shut ev...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1D7HU18ZX2
02 Dodge Ram with 51000mi. When at cruising speed on the highway (65-75mph)trans jumps back and fourth from 4-3 and 3-4 with no change in throttle angle and very little load, seams to be most prevelant on very slight inclines. Could possibly be convertor, but ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L speedo VIN: 1D7HU18N44
Hello all im Rob the new service manager at All Things Automotive in Fort Collins Colorado I have not figured out how to change the name and stuff from the old guy but will I'm working on a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 and have a speedo that bounces and sometimes d...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22BXR
Hi guys I am have a 94 probe here with a 2.5 l engine. It has a no spark. Im thinking either the module or the coil. Dist doesnt have play and it turns, the belts appear to be intact. Any advice in tackling this is appreciated, I couldnt find the module outsid...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FBJS31H5R
Hello to all again. I am writing this post in hopes of someone running into this situation before and maybe some advice. I have this ford van brought in with the complaint of died while driving and smoke coming out of hood area. So right from the start I can s...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L shift quality
Thought this was a slam dunk but thats why Im here right?Got the flashing OD light and sometime erratic shift[any gear]You can read the OSS on scan tool and its all over the place.Teeth look good on the tone ring and I know the tranny has the ability to shift ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L cooling system VIN: 1FTSW35G4V
When this truck came in it was running hot while driving. We tested and found a bad head gasket, we replaced the head gaskets, the water pump and t-stat. Now this truck is running hot only when parked at idle w/ac on and only after driving, we didn't see any p...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Trans range sensor VIN: 1FAFP52U0W
Codes came back. This time could not find fault. Checked archives and followed advice. Found no problem with wire harness or connectors. Rechecked adjustment on sensor. After these codes are cleared it may take as long as a month for them to return. The odds o...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Battery VIN: 1FAFP44422
Vehicle came in with the complaint that after 3 days of sitting the battery will go dead. Hooked up jumper wire and meeter between negative battery post and negative cable. Closed LF door latch to close door adjar switch. Waited 40 minutes to be sure all compu...
2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FBSS31L14
the high side bounces 150 lbs. from 125 to 275 very fast but off idle it smooths out and cools good (44 deg.) but at idle its 60 deg. if you spray the condenser with water the high side stops bouncing and it cools better. what am I missing . I thought the comp...
1995 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GTHK39F0S
I have a wierd one here. This all started due to excessive black smoke due to the boost system not working. I cured all the problems there and now I have a problem with this thing wanting to stall under hard acceleration.It starts doing this after you drive un... Trouble codes: 62 (low boost pressure current code), 58 (TFT sensor circuit low history code), 73 (pressure control solenoid circuitcurrent error history code), 74 (trans input speed sensor circuit history code), 85 (undefined ratio error history code), 86 (low ratio error history code)
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L electrical system VIN: 2GTEK19V9X
this one's got me frustrated guys, any and all help is greatly appreciated. cust complains of battery light coming on in message center and prndl display going out, at the same time a/c quits working. the customer lives about 25 miles away and of course on the...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L climate module VIN: 1GKDT135X2
hello went to re flash this climate module after replacing outside temp sensor. using tech 2 got to 3.7% and locked up. now module isnt seen on bus when requesting info. put new module in , updated tech2 . new module lit up and was recognized, started programi...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGED3646L
Thanks in advance for any help. Working on a 90' Civic 1.5L AT. Kind of strange symptom. Custpmer complained that when comming to a stop after a long cruise the vehicle would start surging. We had the car for 2 days and could not duplicate. Suspecting an EACV ...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L high idle VIN: 1J4FJ58L8L
Good morning everyone, Im working on a 1990 jeep chorkee 4.0 when posting this the vin id'd this with an automatic trans, wonder if this could be part of my problem? This vehicle has a high idle sometimes. When this happens the iac motor is driven all the way ...
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Charging VIN: 1J4FA49S33
Battery Drains after short time Checked Battery & Charging System with Midtronics Tester, No Alt output. Check PCM with Genisys , Code # P1594-Alt over charging. Batt Volts reads 15.6 Volts even with Alt Disconnected. Check guages light on & Guage reading 15 P...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8GW68J64
hi jeep people, i am totally lost, this vehicle was towed to my shop, it starts as if flooded had rich codes stored p0175 p0172 acellerator has to be held to floor to start, it will not idle and blows black smoke, i am aware of shorted 02 sensor and have check... Trouble codes: P0175 (fuel system rich), P0172 (fuel system rich)
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: KNAGD12632
Kia techs, low oil pressure problem! This vehicle came in for some much needed services and a stalling problem. I noticed that the oil pressure light was on solid at idle, and flickered at 2000 rpms. I also noticed a loud top-end noise (a fast "rattle", too f...
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Ignition lock VIN: KNALD12494
I have a 04 Kia Amanti that the ignition lock cylinder will not turn. Can the lock cylinder be replaced without having to be reprogramed. Can a new lock cylinder be coded to the original keys and what is the procedure for removing the lock cylinder. Alldata an...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Passenger window VIN: JTJGF10U42
This has ALL AUTO Windows. Only the passenger front window is a problem. Has the same problem with both the master and door control switches. If the window is comanded down by either switch the window will start and continue DOWN if switch is held or pushed al...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cams VIN: WDBHA23G6W
keeps breaking cam. after tchain and guides and tensioners replaced. not overly familier with this vehicle line is this common, is there something that you mercedes guys know that i need to know. i didn't do the original work but am about to be left with this ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J72
We have a 2002 Mercedes S600 that has been in and out several times. The latest problem has become a mystery. The car is running on only the left bank (cylinders 7-12). The right bank (cylinders 1-6) is dead. The car runs very smooth but has very little power.... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 1), P0155 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 3), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0300 (Rand cylinder misfires)
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L rear blower VIN: 4M2DV11W2T
Hello Guys.. I have a 96 Mercury Villager...came in with no rear a/c,check the rear blower motor & resistor and both are ok... front unit cools great,rear blower needs ground... checked front and rear control panels they are both ok..I have power at the blower...
1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L oil pressure VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
1980 MGB, customer concern is that oil pressure is not within spec while driving. We resealed Oil Pan and replaced gaskets at Oil filter housing - updated with spin-on filter some time ago. New engine oil 20W50. Customer complains that oil pressure is low acco...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Radio VIN: JA4MW3IR71
I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. We need a radio code for this specific vehicle after doing the repairs. We have the Model: [...] If anyone out there can provide me a code for this vehicle, it would be greatly appricia...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA210D3
Hello guys.I got weired one here,in order to get it to run is you have to bump the starter then the eng will run,but if you hold the one the start position it will not start just keep turning over checked compueter sys no fualt found no cods present,if you loo...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: JN1CA21A8X
Hello techs, thank you for your time. Customer stated that CEL has been on for some time. Without warning, had trouble starting cold engine. Stated that he had to use the accelerator to get it to start, and ran rough (seemed flooded) for about 30 seconds. Car ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr problem), P0325 (knock sensor)
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 4N2XN11T5Y
i have some power loose and a bad flat spot at low rpm most data looks normal with the following specs that are not normal b1s1 o2 sensor looks normal 3.5 to 6.5 millavolts. b1s2 o2 sensor is always 7.0-8.2 millivolts. stft always rears - 15 to -18.5. ltft awa...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D65
I have a nissan Altima that a mil light, an idle both the front and rear sensor stay at .23.If you snap the throttle it Air fuel sensor goes to .83 and the rear Ho2s stays the same.Off idle they stay the same at .23.If load it up with carb spray the fr... Trouble codes: P1273
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WS52K6X
Thanks in advance to all the great GM TECH.S!!! I had a car towed in for overheating, I replaced upper rad. hose due to hole and added coolant and bleed system. I then let the veh idle for awhile then started to overheat-no fan cycle, if you turn on ac fans co...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L instruments VIN: 1G2NE52M4V
Car runs fine but fuel guage, temp guage, tachometer,do not work .. the warning lites in the cluster remain on ..the charging syst is working fine . have scanned pcm no codes scan cluster or vtd. and pending and historical codes are switching yes to no continu...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H5Y
This Saab came in with a check engine light and code po722 out put speed sensor signal. Not much information found with manual transmission. Speedo, tach, both work and the data on the scan tool seems to match also. Only gobal OBDII information. If someone has... Trouble codes: P0722
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC2354S
Help Mr. Subaru wizards! This car has a very slight hesitaion most noticeable at about 2500 rpm. It runs fine when cold and no miss on acceleration. It feels like an ignition miss but we have checked and replaced every thing we can think of. Car has new MAF, s...
1999 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BD675XX
HELP!!! I have a Subaru 2.5L that overheats very sparatically. It may go 10000 miles or 50 miles before it does it. The customer claims it has done this for about 3 years. I first inspected it 1 year ago and flushed the system and replaced the thermostat, work...
1985 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2AW15C0G
Have already found a multitude of problems with this car. fuel pressure way too high-fixed with new regulator,maf inop-fixed with new maf. Wiring to pcm corroded,repaired harness. cap rotor,wires of the 1985 variety,replaced. Now the problem I'm having is that...
1987 Toyota Supra 3.0L Tail lamps/front park lamps VIN: JT2MA7OL3H
These old wiring schematics on Alldata are horrible for a GM tech. Any Toyota people know why this tail lamp fuse would keep blowing. I've been using a short finder but I'm coming up short.
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L unknown VIN: JT3HN87R9V
Need some help, the orignial complaint was a severe vibration at 60-80mph first you feel it from the body then you speed up a little and steering wheel starts to shake now here is what weired the speed and intensity of the vibration changes in intensity someti...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Cylinder compression VIN: WAUBA24B9A
Timing...The intake cam shaft was in fact off one chain tooth. It was difficult to tell since the tensioner compresses when the engine is rotated, but sure enough it reads 190 psi in all cylinders now that the marks line up and hae 15.5 or 16 (depending on how...
1991 BMW 735i 3.5L Misfire VIN: WBAGB4315M
hello techs, we tried vaf,adjust valves clearance,cap,wires,rotor.and plugs.NO fix.I will repost if we ever fix this one. thank you all rick
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 2G4WB52K4W
Hi everyone,with your help I was able to remove the air bag. After reading your advice I used a cotter pin removing tool to get in there and pull back the wire clips. The problem was the Ign. switch. I had no voltage at the low blower fuse and when turning th...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Rev Limiter VIN: 1GCC1946R8
Thanks to everyone who replied. Went back and checked my connections at the ignition module and found no problems. Rechecked continuity between ecm and connector. In the end replaced ignition module and fixed the vehicle. Not sure why the module went bad but i...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JC5444R
Thank you to all who responded. We installed the wrong EGR gasket when assembling this engine. Vehicle runs great after replacement of correct gasket. Thanks again, Scott
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L system inop. VIN: 1GNDX03E9W
hello, and thanks to Cornelio, James, Carl, and John. this venture van ended up having bad wireing between the pcm, and the ebtcm module. the 18 guage tan wire that transfers dataa between the two modules was chaffed. the harness runs between the left strut to...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1WW15E02
checked the back pressur on exahst and t was pluged one of the members said to look at rpm to stabilize fast after snap test and it took a minite to stabilize removed o2 sensor and car ran great replaced cat and car was fixed.
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X63
thank you for the replies. we think this one was sticking valves due to a fluctuating vacuum gage needle when vehicle was missing. we ran GM top engine cleaner and changed the oil with an oil flush treatment. none of the symptoms have returned. Trouble codes: P0101 (maf circuit), P0300 (random misfire).
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3HD56F3S
I'm sorry to report that the customer never returned, I would guess that he was afraid it was going to cost too much to repair. I would have liked to double checked the ECM inlet air temp PID as suggested. The BCM A/C pressure PID looked OK.
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L no start
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G11
well i got a fix on this 300m. ended up beating myself over some bad fuel. the customer caught a batch of bad fuel in his car. thanx for all the help, i really appreciated it Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306.
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Dying VIN: 1B4HS28Z6Y
Hey all!! Thanks for getting back to us so quickly on this one, we tested all the sensors, and ended up putting a reman PCM in it. I hope we dont see it again!! Thanks again!~
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B5WB35ZX1
Thank you all for all the help- the company has deceided that the van must go and not be fixed- the fix would have been the valve work needed to reseal the cylinder- i would have liked to see the engine running right again but you can't get them all. Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Random).
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L air doors VIN: 1D4H548N93
Thanks to you guys, my suspetion was correct. I replaced the front "H" valve and now have great A/C both front and rear. The rear "H" valve gave me the correct psi readings and tossed me for a loop. But you guys confirmed my thinking and also confirmed the re...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L ball joint VIN: WD8BD74416
Thanks to those who responded but no one has a exact answer.May have to replace and recheck.Better safe than sorry.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Rough starting VIN: 2FTEF15Y7T
No one was able to contribute any information that helped in diagnosing the problem on this truck. Some of the replies were stated in a way that lead me to believe they didn't even read my explanation of the problem. A new crank sensor was tried without any ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ac Discharge hose VIN: IFALP52UXV
Well I guess no one else has had this problem. The condensor fan runs just like it should, the pressures look normal, even when driving car around.i got a 5th hose from advance auto, it was a Visteon hose made in mexico just like the motorcraft hose, and same ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1FALP13P6V
After consulting with customer of possible causes and potential fixes, customer opted to have filter and fluid changed and see if this fixed problem. I changed the fluid with VersaTrans fluid which I was told by the manufacturer was compatible with Mercon V, ...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP632WK
Almost all the replies were correct. First I replaced the tensioner with a dealer unit and then adjusted tension with vehicle running. It has been gone for 2 weeks and thats the longest time yet. thanks for all the help
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
O.K. Vehicle is fixed. After reading all of the responses I figured it had to be either in the pump or the pickup tube. After quizing customer (again,brother)he said he replaced the pump but did'nt see anything wrong with the old one. I decided to start with t...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W11
Thanks to all who replied and my apoligies for being so late in closing this. The reason I have not closed it as of yet is that there is still no fix found at this time. I spent the next day or so going thru wiring and dlc powers and grounds (to no avail) all ...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 8.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29GX4
vehicacl was under warrentie went to dealer who replaced pcm thanks
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L chirping noise VIN: 1GTHK23225
first of all thanks for all the replies lots of good thoughts . the problem ended up being the exhaust coupler between the font convertor pipe and the rear muffler inlet pipe . it is coupler that fits over the pipe on both the inlet and outlet pipes has what i...
2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L Suspension
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4FJ68S5W
Just wanted to give an update to let everyone know this vehicle was FIXED! Thanks everyone that took the time to reply and give me advice. The actual problem that was causing the cold hesitation was the upstream O2 sensor heater circuit. This is what was throw...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L abs light VIN: KNDJA7237V
replaced switch on monday. TGIF works great. it had the ford melt down problem thx for all your imputs, jeff evans
2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L shift solenoids VIN: KNAFB12211
We had to go to both ford and Mazda to get the terminal inserts to repair this connector. It was pretty simple. One by one we released the wire, cut, connected and inserted in the pigtail. After that there was SOME improvement. The pins in the connector at the...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241200
I recieved 2 replies on this old beast(not bad) from Steve and Rob both from Florida. the relay was right where they told me in the right hand kick panel numbered 1 on the wiring harness. Thanks again guys for the time and your very valuable knowledge. Ron
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L vacuum diagram VIN: 1234567123
Thanks for coming through again guys. Special thanks to marvin for sending me the diagram.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no gauges except temp VIN: WDB7A66E1N
The response from Steve in Florida was quick and accurate. :// Took his advice & the problem was resolved. Thanks to all that replied. Sorry for the slow closing
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB5432X
Thanks all you guys for the info it was a cloged egr flex tube. cleaned tube reinstalled put through drive cycle code did'nt return once again thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0400.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA29G8Y
Unfortunatetly,we know from customer ,that they get it fix for free from the dealer because the car is under recall for known coding issue.Customer also try to blame us for some noise under the dash (since we try to fix cooling fan !) It didn't make since to u...
1997 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Battery Draw VIN: 1MELM66L1V
Hi Guys, Sorry it took so lomg to close this help request. The customer was out of town for a couple of weeks, and when they finally did get around to calling me back, they informed me of their purchase of a Homda Accord to replace the Mystaque. So I wont ...
1966 Oldsmobile TORONADO 5.0L radio VIN: 6639687435
well guys thanks to all that replied seems like i had a couple of wires that where missing had to pretty much unwrap just about all the wiring in the dash to find them but it was well worth the work. now i can send this car out the door completely confident th...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52M25
IT WAS THE FUEL INJECTOR FUSE IT WAS BLOWN WE REPLACED IT AND IT IS STILL RUNNING Trouble codes: 36 (cam sensor), 17 (crank sensor).
1986 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L fuel pump VIN: 1G2FS87S4G
Well, I was wrong about the relay location. I just glanced at the wires and saw some familiar colors. You all were correct it was on the left side closest to the engine. I verified it was good and that the ECM was commanding through it and it was. However, the...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Initial shift in drive after start-up VIN: JF1SF6350X
We tried replacing the seals. Same problem, so we replaced the transmission. All is good. Thanks.
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Oil in the Coolant VIN: 4T1SK12E7P
Flushed coolant system and pressure checked the trans cooler(no leaks). I dove the car 100 miles with just water and could not duplicate problem. Drained system and refilled with coolant. I'll see the it in 3 months. The reason went more to the oil cooler ...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Starting VIN: 4TAWM72N7X
Thanks for all of the help guys. Even though the fix wasn't any of them. Sorry it took so long to get back to you but the problem was so intermittent it took forever to find. In the end it was the computer. It wasn't grounding the injectors.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4T1BE30K92
Checked solenoids-ok at this time.Checked all electrical connectors at trans.Flushed trans & replace fluid & filter.Works great at this time. Will update if vehicle comes back.
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