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2003 Acura TL 3.2L rotors VIN: 19UUAS6673
Please help i am at my wits end with this vehicle, this vehicle goes through rotors like mad we replaced front and rear rotors in march 2007 due to pads needing replaced, at that time we used raybestos pads and rotors vehicle left came back in 3000 miles with ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E63
This Audi came in with the above codes. Thought maybe the low voltage code may be a sign of what caused the misfire codes, so checked power at term#3 of control moduel, and grounds at Terms# 1$2. All check ok, grounds are clean and tight under the abs pump. Al... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl.2), P0420 (cat not efficient cyl.1), P1602 (battery voltage low at ecm intermittently)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Shifting VIN: WBADM6332X
Hello everyone, I have a 1999 BMW 528i with the following warnings lights; MIL, ABS, Trans or light with a gear and "!" in the middle and the main warning light (triangle with ! and arrow around it in the middle of the dash). I get the following P-codes; P1747...
2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Aircon fan VIN: WBAET16040
Hello everyone, this car has presented with the aircon fan inop at all speeds,I suspect the fan motor resistor, my question is how to replace it.It is situated on the side of the heater box adjacent the drivers left foot (right hand drive), how does the little...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L ABS, Master cyl? VIN: 1G6EL13B4N
Hello all! I got this caddy that came in with excessive pedal travel. Only to find out I have no brake fluid flow coming out of Left Front and Right Rear wheels. When gravity bleeding fluid flows fine, only under pressure this problem occurs. The RF and LR whe...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6KS52Y1R
gm techs, 94 cad seville sls blower inop at times. enter on board diag no acp codes. ihave been following symptom for blower inop/improper blower speed chart 2 is telling me that i need to replace blower motor. so i went to double ck myself,motor wont fail aga...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD52B6S
This vehicle came into my shop with an intermittent stalling problem when the AC was turned on. It had codes for a shorted(po26), and open(po27)throttle switch.I checked the switch position data while driving down the road. It would go from open to closed inte...
1987 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDM15Z2H
I am thinking about replacing the engine in my van. It is a 4.3 V6 with throttle body injection. I have access to a 5.7 from a police car. I beleive the 5.7 is from the early 90s. My plan is to use the tbi that came on the 5.7 with my current ecm and harness, ...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNCT1820K
Sorry it has taken so long to get back with the fix on the 89 S-10 Blazer. After putting a new flywheel and starter in it due to both crapping out while diagnosing, I still had the same problem. Engine would run fine in limp mode but not any other way. I went ...
1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LTZ 5.7L Blower Motor VIN: 1G1BL8376P
Car was not driven for 3 years. New engine installed 2 months ago. When I shut off the engine the air conditioning blower continues to run for about 10 to 15 seconds. So far it always shuts off; but it has never done this before. Also, it works fine on low or ...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Engine VIN: 1G1ND52T4W
Hello all, Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a car that is over heating. Antoher shop told customer it may be a head gasket because it was boiling out the coolant tank cap. We checked for head gasket by using shop air into the cylinders and brin...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, Loss of power VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
Hi folks, Tahoe came in with a loss of power and miss complaint. We performed a complete tune up and vehicle still displays same symptoms but is getting worse. When misfire data is checked , number 3 and number 4 cylinders always show misfire counts, several ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L timing cover VIN: 1GNCS13W41
A question for the GM guys out there: Our other tech is doing a timing chain on a 4.3 S-Blazer, and due to time/space constraints, we're reluctant to pull the motor. In the "Old Daze", I remember trimming the lip on the bottom of the cover enough to allow rem...
2001 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJC3419F
This truck was brought to us at the recomendation of another good customer,when arrived found out was a cluster #*@!,had fuel leaking out under truck,had electric pump spliced into suction line,multible bad hoses on suction side,air cleaner melted,flex hose to... Trouble codes: P0087 (fuel rail pressure too low)
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Misfire, VIN: 3GNEK13T92
Customer came in, originally, for MIL on- turned out to be Evap DTC's, with no other DTC's recorded. As an after-thought customer mentioned rough running at times- but that was not the main complaint--the MIL (which were Evap codes) on was her primary complain...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNET16S54
Have a slight stumble off idle, under load. Vehicle will stumble light up to about 50mph. The key word here is intermittently. No check engine light. Happens quick, but what I think I see is a lean stumble (fuel trim, and o2 readings).Read archives, found simi...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L engine VIN: 1G1ZT51846
Used Engine labor basic time, plus additional time for 3.5l p/s a/c & automatic, additional time for tune it or replace necesary parts to make it fit, thanks in advance, I have a car that damage engine in a accident & insurance is paying for!
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Steering VIN: 4C3AU52N4W
This customer has come in with this sebring that has a creaking noise while slowly cranking the wheel back and forth. The catch is, you have to drive it 30 MILES, get it good and hot, and then it does it until it has a chance to cool down some, then goes away....
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7X
car was towed in,stopped running and will not start up.found no spark and replaced dist. with 2 remans. and still no spark.Have tested 8 volt,grnd to dist,and computer wires to dist. All ok.First intial was able to get communication with computer.Now cannot,on...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 2B4GP54L71
Van is a conversion for handicap accesible and her only vehicle she can get in. It sputtered and died going down the road, It was towed in. I got in and it started right up and I drove it around, and then I hooked up a fuel gauge and it was at 55psi and I let ...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L MIL Lamp on, loss of speedo VIN: 2B4GP4520T
HI Guys, I'm back already. I've got this Caravan in for replacement of both axle seals and pump seal. A week after completing the job the customer comes in complaining that the speedometer quit working and the doors locks don't lock when driving and the tra...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L compressor VIN: 2B3HD56J5W
dodge techs we need your help, we have a 1998 dodge intrepid with ac problems, the compressor cycles on and off all the time, we checked the servicing and it was good. we scanned for codes nad had a p1598 ac pressure sensor high volts, we are unable to see sen...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L abs and brake light are on VIN: 3B7KF26Z91
I got this truck in with a abs light and brake light on. I took our scanner and found it had code #68. The description of this code on our scanner said it was a stalled motot or open ecu circut. I looked on alldata and mitchell and found no failure record with...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L transmission VIN: 1B7MF33601
When the truck is driven on a hill and the customer has to accelerate hard the transmission feels as though it slips. The RPM's go up and then the transmission slams into gear. The transmission fluid level is good and so is the condition. We found some TSB's b...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on, SECURITY LED ON VIN: 1B4GP25R62
Hi Guys. This van has an intermittant no start, with the security LED on steady, but no codes related to this problem show up on vantage 2500 scan tool, with the latest updates. Van will start & run for 2 seconds, then stall, and after 6 ignition cycles, will ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1DHA16D34J
hi guys i have this truck last couple days ,after customer got arco gas car started misfire we remove gas tank and cleaned ,cleaned inj. and replaced spark plugs but still have same problem , couple people told me those engine has exhaust valve spring problem ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE3069M
Runs fine for the first 2 hours then under load fuel pressure drops from 40 psi to 30,25,20,15 ,10 let off gas pedal fuel pressure returns.Removed tank no dirt,clean screen.Acted like pick-up screen plugged or push pump quitting.Has a 2 pump system.One in tank...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Ping VIN: 1FTHX25G7N
Truck pings when temperature is above 95 and pulling a load. Will ping around 25mph and up from there. We have replaced the ECT And Map with no change. When monitoring the EGR valve, It still pings with full EGR. Vacuum applied to egr will stall engine. Timing...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L a/c relay VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
If you use a/c or defrost after 8 or 10 miles you turn vehicle off it will not restart.Fuel pump relay is next to a/c relay under the hood. Will restart after about ten minutes, after relays cool down ? What part of a/c system is causing relays to heat up to t...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15Y5T
I have been chasing a no power condition. Originally found the harmonic balancer had spun, someone subsequently timed it to the bad marks, timing was too late. New balancer from Ford, timed to 10 degrees w/spout disconnected. not much improvement. My question ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering system VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
hello fello techs. I have a 1999 Ford Taurus here that is giving me trouble. It came in with the complaint of noise going over bumps. test drove car and heard noise but also noticed that it pulled to the right only on acceleration. i found that the front cradl...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L cylinder head VIN: 1FMRU1861X
I recieved this Expedition from my customer after his wife sent it to another shop. She went to them because "we can fix it cheaper than anyone else in town". The only problem it had was the passenger side head gasket was weeping a little oil between the head ...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L starter VIN: 1FAFP42X1X
Customer brought us the mustang that had an explorer 4.6 swapped into it and wanted a lightweight flywheel and new transmission installed. I finished the instalation and now the starter will not disengage from the flywheel. I have tried 3 different starters an...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire
Hello All Ill make this short as possible... this Ford is a fleet truck that is used virtually used 24/7 on short runs and lots of idle time. It came in 3 days ago with a dead misfire...all plugs were worn out and # 5 plug was black. Cat converter was restric...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP38351
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F52
truck came in with miss fire, scanned found idm has codes, did balance test, right side not working, replaced valve cover gasket agian, runs at idle all day long perfect, as soon as it is put in gear misfires, replaced idm with new from ford, still misses in g... Trouble codes: 1316 (idm codes)
2004 Ford Mustang 3.9L convertable top VIN: 1FAFP44694
wazzz up techs, got a problem diagnosing the convertable top hydrolic unit on this stang. relays ok, motor runs but when top is down it will not pick its self up. if you pick it up half way it will work. but if you stop at any point from there it will start go...
1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GKEL19W6V
here is my problem. i found the lower intake gasket leaking coolant. so i replaced the lower gasket, without removing upper plenum. everything went smooth until i started it. it started right up but with a noticeable random tick which sounded like spark arcing...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L system/ accumulator VIN: 1GKDM19W2W
Fellow technician guru's, this gm is blowing 65 degree air at idle and cruse. The pressures are 85/300 the compressor is on all the time, this is a CCOT system.The pressure never drops low enought to cycle the compressor. Keep in mind this is Arizona at 110 de...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d4 light VIN: 1HGCB7672N
after o/h and tcm replacement,(original was verified bad) vehicle intermittently goes to failsafe with codes 1,2,7,8. (these codes are all for tcc and shift sol. ckts.) using mitchell flow charts all circuits were checked for opens, shorts, no problems found. ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks/windows VIN: 1HGCG16571
The door locks do not work electronically from either the key fob or the interior switch as a whole. each door lock can be manually lifted or pushed but the actuators all appear to be getting signal as they move, but do not fully cycle either up or down. I am ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
Have an s type jaguar that had a flat battery due to lights being left on. Used a booster pack to start vehicle and drove to my shop. vehicle drives normally and no check engine light. turned off vehicle but would not turn off. tach and gauges go dead but engi...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6S
Greetings Y'all! Here I am back to pick the collective brain! As you will note this has been a reacurring issue starting around 120K. Have been able to stop it prior until now. This vehicle will buck, pretty violently if you get it in just the right spot, star...
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Readiness not set VIN: 1J4FA29P2Y
Vehicle came in for annual emissions testing (PA OBD II type test). Test would not run due to "not ready for testing". Hooked up MAC Mentor and checked readiness status. Continous monitors are set to ready but monitors(4) that need to be set by performing a dr...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L compressor VIN: JTHBN36F74
Hello. I got this LS430 in due to no cooling of the AC system. I checked its pressures and found it has 120 on both the high and the low when vehicle is running. I am very unfamiliar with this system. It seems to have an unusual compressor and clutch. There ar...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM85W51
This Town Car will surge/die out just before it reaches its normal temperature. (190 degrees) The temp gauge will drop down to the cold mark, the engine will surge if you are moving or die out if at a stop. The engine restarts right away although sometimes you...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Slipping then engauging to 3rd or 4th VIN: JM3LW28A92
The customer complaint is accelerating on the hi-way the transmission slips (rpms rev up) then it ingauges into gear. possably 3rd or 4th they are not sure. They checked the fluid and it was full or little overfull. This is irratic and normaly when hot. Does n...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVHP84D24
I got an easy one here for those experienced with Mazda. I'm doing a waterpump on this car and I cant figure out how to get the cam pulley that drives the water pump off. It looks pressed on and it is in the way of the upper two waterpump bolts. Do I need a sp...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E9S
Hoping someone with detailed componant locations for this Benz can help: we recently replaced the engine wiring harness for the usual severe deterioration/shorting of multiple wires. This E320 seems to be a split year as we had problems getting the correct har... Trouble codes: 030 (O2S 1 Heater Current Too High), 090 (Adjust. Camshaft Timing Solenoid Open/Short), 092 (EGR Switchover Valve Open/Short), 106 (Resonance Intake Manifold Switchover Valve Fault)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA33E45
OK Mercedes techs, heres a easy quest for you, but Ican't find info on. after charging and running a/c system, (car came in empty but passed leak test)the drain water on floor has dye in it. ok put on lift and this thing has 2 drains and 2 evaporators. my dye ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/traction control VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Vehicle came in with the ABS, ETS and brake warning lights on and a warning beeper going off and on. Inspecting the system found that the ABS pump module wiring was stuck fast and required some force to remove the connector. Wiring was not too corroded but the...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ78J82
Hey everyone, I've had this loveley car in a couple of times now and seems like when I fix one problem another one pops up. Parts are very expensive and diagnostics are hours upon hours to test anything. Before I throw another 1300 dollar coil at this thing I ... Trouble codes: P200F, P2043, P2044, P2046, P2050, P2051
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Steering VIN: WDBUF83J55
Hi guys thanks in advance for any help yall can give me. This car is giving me nightmares. I got the car from a body shop to finish putting it back together. It had been wrecked in the right front. Anyway i got it all back together and drove it down the road a...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0L abs VIN: 1ZWFT61L8Y
need some help on this one . customers complaint abs comes on at the end of stop . well this should easy , maybe rust build up at the sensor , or tone ring or even the wheel bearing .checked all even use scan tool to monitor wheel speed this is were it is stra...
1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1FU21P1M
Hi Techs, First I am trying to find the DLC for this car,my Modis says it is to the left of the console near dash but we cannot find it anywhere I called Snapon and they couldn't help me. Looked under the hood also and removed a panel near gas pedal looking fo...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Ping VIN: JN1DA31A53
Car pings loud and clear from 20 to 40 kmph or going up hill. Customer has tried different varieties of high test. Not surprisingly he claims that using USA high test works better, but does not solve the problem. Using Solus scan tool we see that the ignition ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L srs VIN: 1N4AL11D25
The SRS light is on. Before we can test with our simulator, we need to know the resistance value in ohms for the SRS for this vehicle. Anyone with this knowledge or information would be greatly appreciated. We have checked the All-Data, Mitchell, but have foun...
1986 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8L hard start VIN: 2G2AG19W9G
techs, this car is going to make me reconsider my profession. heres the deal, after a good amount of a wait, start engine the first time and all is well. if you immediately, about 2 seconds, turn the ignition off after you have started in, and then try to rest... Trouble codes: 12 (no rpm pulse), 34 (map/maf voltage low), 42 (est circuit open or grounded)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 1G2WP12K3Y
When you go to turn the blower motor on,the day time running lights will go out and the blower motor will not operate. You turn the blower motor switch to the off position and the drl's will come back on. After a couple tries the blower motor will start and al...
1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Stall VIN: 4742910279
found the points closed up reset them three time same result after a 15 to 30 min. time period. Has anyone else had this issue and found a fix. thank you in advance.

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2000 Audi A6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUEH64BOY
When the tech doing the job realized the tool he expected to make the job easier was not available, he paniced. The replies were basically split in two. A lot of guys made some sort of tool to guide the lip of the seal over the edge of the crank. The rest j...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L front rails VIN: WAUML44E25
Did not have to remove engine,but did have to remove the lower sway bar and lower cross member.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks for the replies. These are mixture codes and many replies wanted me to smoke check for vacuum leaks, there wore none. Dana [...] and others wanted me to check the crank case vent tube for breaks, evidently a common problem, no... Trouble codes: 202 (o2 sensor control limit cyl 1-3), 203 (o2 sensor control limit cyl 4-6), 227 (mixture deviation cyl 1-3), 228 (mixture deviation cyl 4-6).
1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3L injector pulse VIN: 3G4AL54N2L
Vehicle is fixed and running great. I should have posted this three weeks ago. Thanks to Mike from Ill. Gil from wisconson, Raymond from ohio, Ryon from Ca. And all the guys who gave me such great info. Turned out to be low resistance in two of the injectors. ...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L temp gauge VIN: 1G6KS52Y7R
Replaced Ecm. Ecm sending false info to cluster. No help from forum.
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T5N
After scanning the car further and thinking about the replies I found a lazy TPS. I replaced the TPS, Cleaned all the carbon from the EGR, And added some fuel injection cleaner. I asked the customer to drive the car the car for a few days and get back to me ....
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06D3P
Thank you everybody for your suggestions. They made me rethink my diagnostic procedures. The crossfiring during cranking was caused by a defective distributor pick-up coil. I had tested and replaced everything else but because the pick-up coil was new and...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Clutch VIN: 1G1YY3254T
OK here we go. Sorry for the delay its been so busy we have not time to bring the car back in since removing the clutch. The costomer has cancer and has been in and out of the hospital and because he bought the first clutch I have been needing info from him. B...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Low Coolant Light VIN: 1G1NF52M6V
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1447X
The end result was the vehicle had a stuck roll over valve in the fuel pump. I came to that conclusion when the tank built pressure i started unhooking the evap lines from the manifold back watching the scan tool to see if the pressure would bleed away i got a... Trouble codes: P0452.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L air temp./blend door VIN: 1GNDT13W9X
I did tear down the instrument panel to get to the back of the control head and gain a visual on the actuator. I perfromed my electrical checks at the back of the head and failed the actuator. Althought the customer could not afford the repairs. Thanks for all...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Unknown VIN: 3GNFK1GT91
Most guys pointed towards a bad fan cluth. Apparently fan clutch failures are common on these vehicles. I checked the fan clutch for play and leakage and it was ok. I did change the t-case oil as it looked petty bad. I am not sure if this helped or not. I have...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25U64
Well, once again we were banging our heads against the wall for no good reason. A common problem on these vans is the catalytic converters plugging. This would make the most sense given that we had the miss only on one bank. The problem I ran into here is t... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L engine VIN: 2GCEC19V05
Several susgested piston slap causing the noise, however we inspected the cylinders with the pan off and did not see any scouring. The squeaking noise at idle was quite pronounced and would suggest a dry bearing. Another suggestion was a lifter that had turned...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B4HS28Z2X
we pulled engine down to find #3 rod bearing hammered out we deciced to long block vecihel.can not under stand the knock coming and going wih no bearing left oil pump must have been working over time to fill that void with oil...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ac system VIN: 2B4GP44382
2007 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1D7HW28P17
hey i sent this one back for a reflash ,or program , and it's on the road. don't know if the driver is using e85 or not , i'll see when his monthly report come. thanks to everyone who responded. this make all of the big 3 that have sent me flex fuel car not pr...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX1767V
First I would like to apologize for the long delay in posting a repair. This one kicked my butt. We can call this one almost fixed. It is down the road burning gas and a 100% better then when it came in but not 100% fixed. After changing everything under th...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTNX21F7X
HI guys! Well for those of you who mentioned that the clutch coil may be weak, you were right. I had a strong 12 volts going to the coil but it wouldn't pull in. It must of had a bad place in the wiring of the coil. Replaced it and it was good as new. ...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WF0AXXWPDA
First of all thanks for all the replies the car came back with the same problem this time I checked thoroughly and found the pcv hose under the intake manifold collapsed and was leaking vacum I changed it and all is well. Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP33Z63
Dude, try to service the IAC valve or swap it to a known good and road test if resolve the concern replace new one. thanks for all replies the IAC was bad replaced and customer has not returned.
2005 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L inst. cluster, radio, ign. system VIN: 1FMPU19525
Well after the weekend and had some more time to look at this truck, I found a part of the wireing harness by the battery under the PCM that was rubbing on the low pressure a/c line. That is why it only blew the fuse on the highway once the line started to con...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L A/C controll VIN: 1GKDT13W7Y
Thanks to all that responded. The problem was fixed by replacing the ambient temp sensor. Thanks for pointing out that there was such a sensor, I missed it in the schematic. Sorry it took so long to respond back, as it is my personal vehicle, and we were ta...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7663L
Most of the replies were related to the main relay problem that is common to these Hondas. Next time I will post what was done to the car at the beginning of the post not the end, as we had already replaced the main relay and it did not fix the car. Other idea...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L shift control system VIN: 1HGCG6651X
Customer took vehicle and has not returned. Sorry for worthless post. Thanks everyone for your input. If they return I will update.
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJG25F41
Thanks to all for your input. After going round and round with this vehical, we puuled crank sensor back out and found we installed a new one with the old o ring still in the holw which was causing to wide of an air gap. Reinstalled with one o ring and started...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Extended crank VIN: KMHWF25SX2
I am going to call this one fixed. I removed the fuel pressure line and installed a fuel pressure gauge. When key was turned on the pressure would build then drop right off to 0 leading me to believe the fuel pump was not holding pressure. Replacing the pump c...
2007 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L srs VIN: 6E456233FT
seems like some of the manufacturers are going to a panasonic laptop based diagnostic system Hyundai and kia are on the way with the new scanner and drpoping support for the old scanner, The old hi scan did read the codes as I do have the can module to go wit...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L a/c blower VIN: JNKDA31A72
Thanks again to everyone who replied to this post. Here is what I found. With the new blower motor and the amp by passed, the current draw was 18 amps about 6 amps less then the old one. I checked the current draw on the blower motor with it in high and the...
1987 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2BCHV81S7H
Well, I want to thank everyone who replied. After a lot of searching, we found it to be the catalytic convertor. It was completely clogged. Once again, I want to thank everyone for their help!
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Surge VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5W
Thank you all for the responces, we did in fact find the iac valve was not fully seating around the throttle plate. We replace the iac, cleaned the throttle plate and the surge is gone. Thanks again for the assistance.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L p1686 VIN: 1J4FF58S7Y
thanks for all the help sorry took so long to close turns out crank sensor damaged pcm (or dealer tech thought pcm damaged crank sensor) whatever, vehicle did not have skim or skis why it got turned on who knows just glad its fixed once again thanks for help j...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW4S8YC
Thanks for all the help. Specially Gilbert, Chad, and Allan. (sounds to me like the downstream fuel trim is kicking in. most likely caused by a problem with the downstream o2. if the downstream o2 "dies", the pcm sees this a lean and drives the goal voltag...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U11
Thanks to Robert,Stuart and Art.I recheck mech.timing rear cam was off again.I replaced belt with lexus belt.It had the wht marks on it for the cams and crank the same as the aftermarket one(NAPA)except there were only 58 teeth between the marks for the cams ... Trouble codes: P1346 (ign mis fire).
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.6L driveshaft VIN: JM1EC4311P
well we opted to replace everything but the inner tulip. cust. was informed before we tried this idea and said it would be fine. the driveshaft went togeather ok and the cust. is happy. thanks for all your input. most valuble help network we have. hope to...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1070441203
We found out that the injectors have an influence on the fuel distributor and it's output and so after removing all of the injectors, especially the #6, we found that the #6 injector was staying open and causing that cylinder to foul the spark plug and create ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L expansion valve VIN: WDBAB23A8D
Most replies indicated that R12 must be used in this system, and they were right. We charged the system with R12 and the difference was like night and day. 48 degrees from the outlets feels pretty good in this heat. Thanks for all the help.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA32E9R
New throttle accuator and harness fixed it. Even after studing the wiring diagram and disassembling the old part I'm not sure how I would have diagnosed it on my own. As near as I can tell(and feel free to call me out on this) the throttle cable only moves the... Trouble codes: 022 (Limp Mode), 035 (O2 Rich), 006 (Idle Speed Control Inop).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mystery leak
I found the leak after much searching. I removed the upper radiator support and pulled the condensor fan back and saw the leak on the condensor. I got several good responses on this post, but sadly the only way to find these leaks is through constant looking...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor on all time VIN: JN1CA21D8T
I wish to thank everyone for their input on this beast. As was suggested the repair was performed as below and delivered; I wanted to see if the fault returned or not to post this fix. The customer has picked up the vehicle about 2 weeks ago and is satisfied w...
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