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1991 Acura Legend 3.2L a/c VIN: 1H33RE7689
Hello to all tech. out there. I have this 91 acura legend that has a problem with it A/C. Everytime I rev the engine up to 2700 rpm. The a/c would cut off and stay off untill I return the rpm to almost at idle. Before the a/c would works again. I have try ever...
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18212
Vehicle came into shop running on about 3 cylinders. We had tested all of ignition and fuel pressure. All codes listed about existed. Pulled and cleaned all egr ports in upper plenum. Vehicle does run a little better. Now have code p1399=Any cylinder misfiring... Trouble codes: P0301, P0700, P0304, P0305
2003 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 19UUA56683
This one is driving me crazy. It is hesitation usually on acceleration with part throttle (TP voltage less than 1.5) between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm. It is usually subtle but sometimes quite noticeable. Although it is intermittent, it is fairly reproducable when w...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Unknown VIN: WBA6D8321P
hello all. last week i recharged the a/c system on this bmw and it worked fine, now it's back with a code 65 a/c compressor signal and the high and low side pressures are the same at 43 psi. checked with the sniffer and could not find any leaks inside or out o...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4325R
Guys, i need help with this one, i bought this car as a project,had bad motor and i changed it with one known good motor finished the job and the car wont start. I hooked up my scanner and tried to retrive any codes but no communication was established, i chec...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53511
This problem is intermittant. One key start it does it and the next it doesn't. When broken it may not catch at all or catch and die or start and be in limp home where it idles around 1150 rpm, trans seems locked in 3rd gear and doesn't respond to shifter, and... Trouble codes: P0604 (DME 100- self check RAM ROM invalid sum), 145 (EGS- CAN moment reduction), DSC, 118 (status DME internal error)
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L no start at times,air bag light on,abs light on VIN: 2G4WB52K9X
thanks for any input you have. car was towed in customer said it stalled and would not restart. got here and tow truck driver could not start or get car out of park. about one hour later i whent out and it started and could get it out of park.only code is po16...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 166KD5ZY5V
I'm playin clean-up batter on this one. The other tech checked codes, replaced all in related repairs. I reset anti-theft, due to battery being replaced and cleaned grounds and powers. The cranks and runs for 3 seconds and dies and will do the same many times.... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti-theft system fuel enable circuit), P1599 (CC power management mode or engine stall), P1381 (Cylinder misfire-ABS/PCM signal data), P0603 (PCM keep alive memory error/reset), P0300 (Random misfire)
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Antenna VIN: 1G6KD54Y6X
GM guys need parts help. We needed to replace the antenna on this Deville updated antenna [...] this bracket fits about 1/2 way up on the ant...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Abs Module VIN: W06VR54R6Y
Fellow techs need some help on this Catera. Car came in with MIL on scanned ECM Code U2108 Loss of comm with abs/tcs control system. I have had intermitten communication with the abs controller, Now I cant communicate I have tried with the MODIS and Genisys bo...
1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Stall, stall after start VIN: 1GNDM19Z2M
Vehicle stalls intermittently, and feels like you just shut it off with a switch. Fuel pressure remains good while this is happening. Restarts right away. After vehicle gets warm, it happens less often.
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Unknown VIN: 3GNFK1GT91
Hi All. I have this Suburban that has an intermittent noise coming from the front end. It is a loud whirling sound from the front of the vehicle and also causes a vibration but only lasts for a minute or so and then it is gone. The customer said it happens may...
2003 Chevrolet Venture Value 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBDX23E93
Good Morning: I usually don't address fuel mileage when everything seems to be operating okay. However this seems worth at least asking about. Fuel mileage is down around 20mpg. No codes,runs great,serviced properly. There are no codes,none, all the key readi...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13Z23
Vehicle was towed in for a no start problem. It started as soon as it came off of the tow truck. I am using my low amps probe on the fuel pump and the waveform looks good but the amperage is about 9-9.5. My question is what is the normal amperage on this vehic...
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition Pace Car 5.7L Radio VIN: 1G1YY22G03
This Corvette has the Bose Speaker & Audio System and Bose Am/FM Stereo with CD player in radio. No CD changer. The Corvette is very clean and original. There is no bass in the audio from the speakers. When rotating the BASS CONTROL on the radio there is no c...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L All gages VIN: 2B4GP44R79
After brake repair took vehicle on test drive and first notice ABS light was on dash. After looking further noticed all gages were not working. Gages would come back on intermittently and ABS light goes off when gages come back. After further test driving test...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG2AN41
Hi techs! This Dodge is turning me grey. When driving down the road it will momentarily lose power when a bump in the road is encountered. One can predict exactly when it will happen as a bump is hit. All grounds have been checked. Data stream looks good-no co...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Intermitent no upshift. VIN: 1D7HU18N33
Hey. This truck has an intermittent no upshift. Starts and takes off in second gear. Doesn't change unless u turn the truck off and start it up again then it will be fine. 2 codes in it, P0875 and P0876. Have driven it a couple times and has not acted up for u...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18NX4
ok this one is eating my lunch. the truck came in with check engine light on for misfire on number 2 cyl. and a genral misfire code p0300. i pulled the plug out and it was the oem plug so a chaged all 8 and put in a new coil on number 2. drove the truck with n... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
1956 Ford countrysquir 292CID Hesitation VIN: M6EY209828
This vehicle was towed in from several years of storage to get running and find out the general mechanical condition of the engine. The owner says the engine is a 292 V8, but I can't be certain. I replaced the points and condenser and it fired up with ether. T...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX25H9S
very rough idle, black smoke rear, o2 reading 800+ concerns about vac reading 12-13 in at idle, map hz at 120 at idle. vref reading at scanner goes from 5v to 6.89v. not sure if voltage above 5 is a concern. all other readings appear normal. ecu loses communic...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto shift VIN: 1FMYU24EXW
first time asker please bare with.have codes p1804 hi shift circuit fail.[...] speed sensor circuit fail.replaced sensor&shift motor cleared codes road test hit 50 same problem isthere a tsb or something iam over looking like i said first timer asking
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F7Y
Hello everyone, I will try to keep this short, 2000 F-250 7.3. Have ck eng lt on code PO 237, have tried trouble tree from oem to ck 5v supply, and ground, ck pins at sensor, ck harness for rub through, even replaced the MAP sensor, all to no avail.. This tru... Trouble codes: P00, 237 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Circuit Low)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Surge VIN: 1FTNW21S5Y
this thing has a very rough idle and a bad surge, customer stated that it started after went to jiffy lube and they did a crank case flush, smoked system for leaks ok, scan data short term fuel trim on both banks is +33, long term fuel trim stays at zero, bank... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
Hi guys, Need some help on this one. Have misfire code one #1 cylinder. Miss occurs quickly in the morning for just a few seconds and then is gone. I can clear the light and it will come back on in a few days with the same code. I smoked it for vacuum leaks a... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1cylinder)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F11
HELP DIESEL GUYS this is my personal truck it had a module or (chip) in the processor that came from the dealer that way they had ordered the modules blank and programed them themselves they came from western diesel the problem is that when towing up steep gra... Trouble codes: P1211, P1249
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7663L
Car towed in after quit while driving. No power to fuel pump, car runs on starting fluid. Power up fuel pump with power probe, no start, fuel pressure when power up pump is 35 psi. Ignition system has spark. There is no injector pulse. Check the 3 sensors in t...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator and condensor fans VIN: 1HGCG3247Y
Thata all once agian for your help. Both condensor fan and radiator fan do not work. Fans all good, repalced both fan relays. Checked both fuses for fans. Checked ground points, okay. What am I missing. Jaime
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1866Y
We relined front brakes and now van makes a thumping noise after brakes get hot,will do it every time when coming to a stop,I have checked rotor runout,has 3 thousandths,hub has 1 thousandths,I used NAPA brake parts,Pull the wheel and I can't see any cause for...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L pinging VIN: 2HKYF18553
I have a 03 pilot with a intermittent pinging when the ambient temperature is above 30 celcius. Its a pass down diag. but I did list the previous attempts to repair. I have heard the ping under load. I would appreciate some direction. My egr lift reaches 80% u...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U53
I have this hummer in for P0455. Did an evap smoke test no leaks found it had an EVAP leak code in it, we replaced the Vent Solenoid,Purge Solenoid,and Fuel Pressure Tank Sensor BUT now we cant get evap monitor run All others monitors are ready Cat,heater,O2 W... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak detected)
1992 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVE22NXP
Hi guys, This is a hair puller. Customer replaced cylinder head due to broken timing belt. Since that time he has had no spark, no injector pulse and no communication with the scanner. I checked the basics and found that both injector wires have b+ voltage wi...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: JACDJ58XXW
Customer states the engine has poor power and doesn't run as well as it used to. The check engine light came on and went off after a few days. He also states he used to get 20 MPG on the road and now only gets 15 MPG on the road and 12 MPG in town. He also sta... Trouble codes: P0137 (heated o2 sensor 2 bank 1 - low voltage), P1171 (fuel system lean during acceration)
1987 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2BCHV81S7H
Customer brought in vehicle after the customer did a tune-up. Checked tune-up and it was done properly. Put on ignition scope and system looks good. Vehicle hesistates under wide open throttle. Gas sprays out of the throttle body. the compression is good. Can'...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FJ68SXR
I'm posting this for a friend. This Jeep has been in the shop for a month now. When accelerating fairly hard from a stop the engine bucks like mad for a few seconds and the carries on like normal. It will not do it if you load the engine against the brakes. T...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT68SXX
This vehicle came in with DTC P0123 (TPS voltage too high) and P0121 (TPS does not agree with MAP) The voltage at the TPS was high at 2.53. This was both in the PCM as well as at the TPS output terminal. A replacement TPS was installed with the results being a... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS voltage too high), P0121 (TPS does not agree with MAP)
1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29P2X
99 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L 5 speed 61,000 miles customer states started bucking and missing intermittently about 2 weeks ago. He states if riding along easily light to moderate throttle that truck runs good, but if he accelerates past half throttle at times it buck... Trouble codes: P0203 (Injector circuit cylinder 3), P0122 (TPS signal low)
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L comp VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
Thanks in advance. I have this Jeep that has an a/c problem. The compressor had a bad clutch 6 months ago. Replaced compressor, drier & orifice tube. Worked great for 6 months. Now it's here with no cold output. Recharged to check but had all refrig. in system...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S34
vehicle at times stalls out but starts right up. recently r/r spark plugs. however 2 codes for the tps 1 voltage high 2 voltage low always show up.i plan on r/r tps sensor anyway. are there any othe culprits in this concern like the ignition coils or something...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G02
car kicks p0016 on 2nd trip start up, "some"data(alldata) gives no info for code 16, anyone have any info to share? car seems to run fine but am wondering if timing belt could be off a tooth??? t/belt put on 2500 miles back but customer not sure if light came ... Trouble codes: 0016 (cam position correlation bank 1 sensor a)
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LMLN91V9V
customer brought this vehicle to us after no prblems found at numerous shops and the dealership. the vehicle will stall while driving when it is raining and not restart for hours. we have found no codes and for that matter no problems. we even soaked the car a...
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1236M
greetings and salutations fellow wrenchers.We have a problem with this little 91 mazda b2200,so i'm posting this in hopes of retrieving some useful information.the vehicle came in with a mil which impeded the succesful negotiation of the state emission inspect... Trouble codes: 12 (tps or circuit)
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C83
Vehicle (upon cold start only) runs rough, idles low, and will stall. After vehice warms up for 10 min runs fine. Has code P0340 for camshaft sensor ckt. Omh ckt from camshaft sensor to pcm ( good). Replace sensor (oem) and let sit overnight with same results ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBCA39DXG
Hello MB Techs we have this weird problem with this car, it has a hesitation at take off and also if you slow down below 1500 rpm and accelerate will also hesitate, above 1500 rpm it runs OK the, idle is rough intermittently. we crack open each port in the fue...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Limp home mode VIN: WDBGA43E1S
ASR light on, car in limp home mode. I have checked all can wires & control units with ohm meter. All within spec. I have replaced EA contol unit & ASR contol unit. Same codes stay present & stays in limp home mode. Trouble codes: 014 (In EA N4/1 Control module N4/1 won clear), 030 (In ASR N30/1 no CAN reception from EA N41 wont clear)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L hard start hot VIN: WDBGA43GXW
hard start hot after sitting 1/2 hour puzzled on why sometimes with key on fuel pump will run a few seconds then the next time will not or you can try turning the key on 2x in a row and the pump will run both times then the next time you try will not run . i ... Trouble codes: N0NE
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mystery leak
Hello. Sorry about the VIN, I am at home and can't stop thinking about this. I am looking for a refrigerant leak on this Mercedes. I charged the system about six weeks ago, and today it returned low on refrigerant. I added dye at that time and spent an hour or...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JA3AJ26E33
good afternoon we received the vehicle upond road test we found 2-3 flair. we then check for codes none found fluid level o-k but burnt.remove unit for tear down. inspection of unit found no frictions burnt or excesive endplay in clutchpacs.we also checked acc...
1979 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L clutch switch VIN: HGSL30L283
Please help i have no wiring diagrams on this car. the car will start even if you dont push in the clutch pedal. i un pluged the switch on the pedal and still starts. shorted the switch wires togeather still starts. i need a wiring diagram and the location of ...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L tcu VIN: JN1RZ26A5L
Attention all Nissan Trans experts!!! After serveral months of driving on a transmission that we rebuilt the car comes in, with a problem where it intermittenly drops out of 4th gear and into third. We monitored the shift solenoids electrically and found that ...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1EJ01F9P
How do I check the Mass Air Flow Sensor on this twin cam VTC engine? This car has intermittent rough idle. Sometimes 3 cylinders are almost dead only at idle. All injectors (that I can touch) are clicking. I know it needs an O2 sensor but it will do this even ...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOX
Thanks to any help in advance.I've got a problem with this Maxima.To start the story off car came in 5/16/07 EGR insuff. Cool clean funky EGR tube ,on its way.Good for about 15 days.Mrs. Mechanical Engineer comes back fumming."It's doing the same thing,check e... Trouble codes: P0133
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L security lite VIN: 1G3WH52K6W
I replaced the water pump on this olds,now it will not run. It did before I put the pump on. It has a code p1626 (theft deterrent start enable signal lost)I have checked all power and grounds on pcm and bcm all ok. Check pass lock resistor,check all fuses ok. ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 1G2WP52K8Y
Heater/Air Cond. fan (blower) motor will run, than if you turn the speed down i.e. from high to low or med it will stop, also if its running heat or a/c mode, dosnt matter have it running on high speed turn the ignition off and than on again fan will not resta...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NV52E71
Calling all Pontiac techs. Car came in a month ago for a crank no start. Tessted for injector pulse and had none. Found passlock sensor bad as well as ignition switch. Replaced both did the 10 min. relearn and all was well. Now car is back as a crank no start ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300, P0463, P1106
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Sluggish VIN: 4S3BH67551
Sooo, Customer complains of sluggish acceleration. No codes. LTFT at -25 - -30. Cleaned injectors (removed and sent out) Test prior to service said two were restriced. I was thinking there was something stuck in a pintle causing a rich condition. No differen...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT3VN39W6M
custumer came in stated engine slow & backfires, road tested after few minutes wont accelerate & backfires lightly, check timing advanded 35 btdc. distributor adjustment slot centered. pulled timing cover, sold timing belt & water pump replacement. still probl...
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L steering rack VIN: JT3AC21S7N
Heya everyone. I've been dealing with this problem since 7/20/06. My client brought in this previa with a sticky/leaking power steering rack. I replaced it with a reman. unit and flush, all seemed fine. He returned a week later with the same problem. I examine...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L alternator VIN: JT5RN55D3E
Hi all. First off let me say that this truck is carbureted and only a four speed. iatn didnt show these options, neither did my alldata. Picked up this truck as a no start-no crank. Had no power except to headlites. Connecting plug near left front headlite whe...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L cooling system VIN: 4TAWN72N5V
Hello. We've been fighting this toyota for the last few weeks or so. After driving the vehicle for a long ways, maybe 5-10 miles, it will overheat. We live in a valley and every time he drives the vehicle over the hills it gets hot. It never boils over but it ...

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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L battery VIN: JH4KA8276R
This vehicle has been here several times over the course of about three weeks. I thought I load tested the battery previously. Anyway after load testing it today, it failed the load test quite miserably. After consulting with the customer, we decided to put an...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUBA24B4X
It wasn't the transmission after all. After putting the vehicle up on the lift and having a person inside the car continue to shift the car from drive to reverse several times I could see that there was a lot of slop in the drive line, (center driveshaft yoke/...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E22
Finally! We sure got good at lining up these cams...Thanks everyone who tried to help. And now the fix: Under the cam adjuster solenoid, in the cam adjuster, there is a spool valve which the solenoid acts upon. Under that spool should be a spring. Ours didn't ... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam shaft position sensor), P0340 (cam shaft incorrect allocation).
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti theft VIN: 1G4CW52K5V
Thanks to the many people who took time to reply. Unfortunately I cannot confirm what fixed the vehicle, but we did two things and the car has not acted up since. The first was tell the customer to use only one set of keys all the time. Previously she used ...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L power steering pump VIN: 1G6KY529XP
Juan from california hit it on the head. was another bad acdelco part. replaced with a a1 cardone part and all is well. cant believe i had two bad pumps. but i believe it now. Thanks to all 12 responses i received all had good ideas and different ways of think...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
Thanks guys,I received 14 responses to this concern. Many of you think the same. suggesting EGR issues, Distributor cap issues, proccesor issues, etc. We went back tothe basics rechecking everything. Concern still exists, wesent the vehicle for advanced help. ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1C1AY0786E
Almost every one of the replies said to check for a flat cam. We had already checked for an internal vacuum leak and the EGR had been eliminated as a problem with a block off plate. We pulled the valve covers off and the cam looked fine on all the cylinders. N...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L cylinder heads
thanks to all who confirmed my instinct that it would be ok except to the individual that stated buy a new torque wrench this would not normally have been a problem but I had loaned mine out being the nice guy that I am.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L theft VIN: 1G1ND52J61
Thanks for all replies, this is a fleet vehical and I am still waiting on them to pull the driver for a day.
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L blower motor VIN: 2G1WF52E93
Thanks everyone for your help on this one. It was the ignition switch that was shorted. Jaime
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 1B3ES47C7S
Finally got proper proportioning valves from dealer after waiting on backorder proper ones to come in. First ones they sent were for vehicle with abs, second set worked ok but had nothing to do with color code, so alldata data on going by color stripe is not a...
1996 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP25B4T
You know guys, we checked everything on this vehicle, after I had several responses from you about the spark plug cables we looked at them again and found nothing they where one month old but we decided to take a chance and changed them. Thank you guys for the...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Will not shut off VIN: R2VR285769
Many thanks to those that answered and offered help. I ended up removing everything from from the A21 ignition circuit except the ignition switch, junction block (w/PTC#1) and the PCM. Vehicle would run anywhere from 30 seconds up after key was turned off. ... Trouble codes: P1799 (TCM code - calculated oil temp in use.), P1792 (TCM code - battery disconnected).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y8X
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11XXX
Thank you for your responses. We received seven replies. We inspected the intake and that was OK. We check spark plugs and they were OK. With that many recommended sticking valves/carbon build up. We then performed an air induction service and added a fuel...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L a/c VIN: 2B4G954301
Thanks for all the great advice. Considering the mileage of the vehicle the customer has opted to go after the dealer to resolve the 'known problem' Thanks again for all the advice.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3B7KF26Z81
I replaced the Gov sensor and solenoid as many suggested, along with filter while in there, adjusted TV cable back to factory specs and it still won't shift out of first, just bounces off the rev limiter. Gov sensor voltage is still .45V, not sure why that is...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU16D63
Well thanks for all your help. From what I gather it is really difficult to check the NVLD pump without a DRBIII. So we ordered up a new pump from Chrysler and so far the truck has yet to return. Thanks again to all of you who took the time to respond. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap sytem failure), P0441 (Purge system performance).
2007 Dodge Magnum SRT8 6.1L clutch plate chatter? VIN: 2D8GV77307
Vehicle was returned to dealer where they didn't find any fault codes but did reflash TCM to latest version and all seems well. Fluid level on these is measured with a "service dipstick" which has the end graduated in millimeters. To check- you are to hook u...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Odometer VIN: 1FACF74W3N
Thank you every one for the referals. We found a speedo repair facility in the Los Angeles area & all is well with a happy customer. Thanks again!
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP45TXR
Hi All Thanks again for all of the help.Well I got posts telling me to check,tps,cat, roll over switch,brake booster, wiring harness, ign switch, and the list probably goes on. What I found and two got it right, dont remember names, Had me check the pick up ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FA1P6531T
Hello, sorry it took so long to get back to you all We ended up replacing the pcm and the car started up, and ran fine. Thanks to all the responses that i got you guys are truly a huge help THANKS AGAIN
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FTJE34H6T
After going over the replies, we checked backing plates for grooves, none found, we removed all tires, rotated and speed balanced all tires, pulsation gone. See something new every day.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L lights VIN: 2FMDA5149W
Thanks to all who responded. It seems that the general consensus is to replace the alternator with an O.E. model. I have offered this suggestion to the owner who is deciding whether to live with the flickering. Other than that there seems to be no other issues...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L master cyl. VIN: 1FTWX33F64
thank to all i change the master cylinder got pressure in the back truck came in with caliper problem you never know what can happen thank again everybody
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU75W82
Hello and thanks to all how responed to my plea for help. I received four replies that mentioned the solenoid pack being the problem, but as I mentioned before, I had installed a brand new solenoid pack just a couple of days before. Two replies mentioned imp...
1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHK39F9X
Well the PMD/FSD was definately the problem, replaced it and added the relocating kit and then drove her for about 3 hrs with no issues what so ever. What I did learn through this is that the closure time is controlled by the PMD and the readings I was gettin... Trouble codes: P1216 (Solenoid closure time too short).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG1659Y
Well, this car is fixed but by the Honda dealership. We tried another Honda tensioner and belt to no avail. The customer decided to pick the car up and take it to the dealership, who told him that it was a faulty tensioner. After that did not correct the probl...
1988 Jaguar XJS 5.3L compressor clutch VIN: SAJNV5849J
thanks for all the replys guys - your help was greatly appreciated! - i ran a new power wire from the a/c relay directly to the compressor - checked pressures to avoid overheat/overpressure - the system operated normaly with just the ranco valve cycling the co...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L freon leak VIN: 1YVGF22C61
The customer asked for a 'what if' price for the probable repair and declined to invest in the car. Thanks for all the responses.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L mode doors VIN: WDBGA32E5S
I haven't got the car back to finish the repair yet. Three people offered help directing me to the vacuum system. MBs default to defrost if system vacuum is lost. Now I need to find out why it won't maintain system vacuum when engine vacuum is lost. I still do...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L tcc VIN: 2MEFM75W11
Thanks againg to all who replied. As I thought and others stated, a transmission flush with MERC V and additional shudder additive solved the problem. I still am not sure what the Extra PID on my Vetronix scanner is for. IF any can tell me why the TCC Comma...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
I closed the update to this, thought that would have closed this, but here is what was posted in the update close: The 3 replies said to clean the maf, check the ecu for the foam defect, and check for leaking injectors. We had already cleaned the maf. We had... Trouble codes: P0175.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, CODE P0420 VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Thanks again to all, This problem ended up being b1 converter. replaced converter and away she went. Thanks again, Nate Trouble codes: P0420 (2-way cat/con sytem bnk 1).
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2.4L security VIN: 1G3NL52TXT
Thanks for the help, they have now driven it a couple weeks and it has been perfect. We sent the instrument cluster out for rebuilding and that took care of it.
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L compressor VIN: 1G3GR64H81
Thanks for all the help, I really do not know if the vehicle is fixed or not, the customer has not called back, after cleaning and tightening the conncetions on the back of the control head, which were loose all appeared the be working ok. I also added some st...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G34G5778U
ok thanks everyone who replyed,it was the red wire comeing from mass air sensor to harness junktion plug on passenger side it was broke on inside wire. but out of side wire looked fine.tested plug moveing wire harness and watched dmm and volts fell out.so agia... Trouble codes: P0101, P0406.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L security system VIN: 1G2NF12E2Y
Both vehicles were repaired with new ignitions and a relearn.Thank-you for the replies.Sean
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition cylinder VIN: 1G2WK52J92
thanks to all that gave help this ended up being the ignition switch replaced with new one all is good not very nice to swap though thanks again dave
1984 Porsche 930 3.2L hard hot start VIN: WP022293ZE
All I can say is wow, thanks for all the people that responded. I first tried the fuelpump check valve. It didn't work, so i pinched off the fuel return hose under the car near the tank and it stopped leaking down. I replaced the pressure valve in the fuel d...
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