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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L steady cruise VIN: 2HNYD18661
Not sure it is transmission related, but this vehicle has an ittermitent noise I would describe as a fast flapping type noise underneath. Kind of like air escaping from a baloon.You can even feel it a little bit. We have only heard it at 35-45 mph at a steady ...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L turn signal VIN: WAUED28D6X
need help, car came in with no turn signals but emergency flash work ok no heater blower speeds and no wipers. Fuse #2 supply power to all three no power at fuse #2 put power to fuse and everything works fine. Have replaced ignition switch but no change can't ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L wipers VIN: WBACB4326S
car came in wipers not working. checked fuses they checked out good. checked power to wiper motor. no power to motor.washers do work however.we rarely ever work on bmw cars.another shop gave us a lead to look for power to the controler behind the glovebox.we l...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L theft deterent VIN: 1G6KY5492W
been rackin my brain on this one, and mostly cause of lack of info. this cadi has a service theft system light on and security light on dash lit all the time. all of our scanners would not read vtd mod. so after finnaly finding the sequence in iatn to read cod...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L vents VIN: 1G1YY22GXW
I hope you GM gurus can help me with this little red Corvette.The A\C does not blow cold but pressures are normal and small line next to firewall is cold.I have no codes but the temp mode actuator data is strange and does not respond to the controls.The RH sid...
1999 Chevrolet p30 7.4L compressor VIN: 1GBLP37J8X
i have been checking this thing out for so long that i am starting to confuse myself. somebody set me straight please. My first question is: should the circuit from the ecm to the ac relay show 12 volts at anytime? Im thinking no. but i dont know for sure. It ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
We have a 99 silverado that has a very bad hesitation in it. The problem occurs after at least 4 hour sit. Ambient temp not related. This is a open loop issue. Closed loop it is fine. The truck idles perfectly but falls on its face and pops from intake with to...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDM19W9Y
Hey all, Replace all above parts about 3 months ago for a compressor lock-up. Came back last week for not coolong well and noise. Found compressor making a little noise and not cooling good. Replaced compressor with a white box delphi compressor and replaced ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS1457Y
hi everybody,thanks for any help in advance. this truck starts hard,sluggish.low power. as you can see fuel pressure is low.has anyone seen this problem before with flex fuel? please help
2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L pings VIN: 2G1FP22G51
This Z is driving me nuts, I can't seem to stop this from pinging no matter what I do. Car originally came in severly pinging and found MAF sensor to be bad. Replaced MAF and condition was 95% better but still exhibits pinging under tip in adn also sometimes u...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3GNEK13T62
Vehicle in for stalling, hard starting and surging/poor idle, backfiring. Codes present as I have listed. Smoked intake manifold and found no leaks other than a wisp from the throttle body. Tourque checked on intake bolts and was good at 10nm. Cant fault intak... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lean), P0300 (random multiple misfire)
2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WH52K85
I am at a total loss with this one. Came in with a complaint of stalling and worse with the ac on. It happens quite a bit in the first half hour of running and then seems to go away. I had both codes P0350 & P1350 to due with ignition bypass circut & coil cont... Trouble codes: P0350 (ignition coil control circut), P1350 (ignition bypass circut)
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L Starting VIN: 1C3HD56T2T
in the morning when vehicle has been sitting over night. i go to start it i get nothing but a click sound. then after a few seconds it starts right up. the rest of the day the vehicle starts ok. its just when it been sitting over night. battery voltage good an...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on, INTER NO START VIN: 3C4FY58B43
please help . pt came in mil light on with code p0344.and customer said no start some time.ive yet to have a no start or long crank since its been in our care.in the datastream :crank sync at start-in sync:crank sync state-out sync and : cam sync at start-insy... Trouble codes: P0344
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L door VIN: 2B4GP44R0W
Hi everyone. After changing a side slide door do to rust with a door from a salavage yard, now the power locks continue to lock about avery 60 seconds.It only does it with engine off. It is continous even for a week end of two days. I programed out the option ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Control Head VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Customer call and said her car was dead and we had it towed in. Had a bad battery which we replaced. Called to tell her and she said her husband had taken out the battery and had it tested and was told it was good and ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Stall VIN: 2B7HB11XX1
This vehicle stalls at every stop. It is worse in reverse. Weve replaced the intake gasket, crank sensor, cam sensor, tb gasket, coil, set timing, set timing high and low, IAC, bumped up idle, new battery, ground strap, cap, rotor, wires, plugs, compression is...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2D4GP44L53
Vechile has a rough run concern but not really bad feels more like a vibration. No codes are being set and all the data is good. No drop out s on the ckp or cmp as i have read those are common to failure. Any help will be aprecated. Thanks
1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU14T6K
Hey, This truck came in with a rough idle complaint when hot. After this bronco runs for awhile and get warm then it starts freaking out and bucking, running rough and idles horrible. When u press the throttle then the engine dies. As soon as u pull out the sp...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N6N
Dear ford techs, I have this f150 that was towed in for no start. I pushed it in, put my fuel guage on it, and it started right up but ran very poor for a few seconds than stalled. Tried restarting--would not re start. However i did hear that the fuel pump wo... Trouble codes: 542 (fuel pump circuit)
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Accessories VIN: 1FALP45T2S
Vehicle was brought in last week. Customer says the battery would go dead after 3-4 days. I tested it at the time and it was drawing .300 A. Traced the problem to the amplifier. I replaced the amplifer and vehicle was drawing 0.065 A. Sent customer away. One w...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
Good morning I have a real problem F250 this truck works fine till you start to go up a steep grade or are towing a trailer and pull out to pass. The problem is it just shuts off, sometimes it dies completely others it comes right back to life. If the truck ha...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F5Y
Truck came in with intermitent stalling problem and surgeing. The truck has surged and stalled on me many times and has no particular pattern to the failure. When it does stall is has always started right back up for me. I would swear its a bad cam sensor, so ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F4Y
At idle the compressor operates normal and cab air is cold, pressures 225-250 hi and 35-45 lo. Put it in drive and go and the compressor begins cycling on 2 seconds and off 2 seconds like on a timer until stop and back to idle and all works ok. I have checked ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03191
Hi Everyone, Iíve got this 01 Escape towed in as cranks but no start. Found no spark 60lbs fuel pressure, no codes as cust pulled battery cables. Checked crank sensor which seemed weak and for only $30 replaced it. Now I have spark, and 12 volts to injectors, ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU73E42
HI folks this Explorer had an Abs light on & 4wd not working. Scanned it with Modis - could not get any 4wd data (Snap-on says it is their programming error.) Abs came up with codes C1235, C1236 & U1262. There is no rear wheel speed sensor data & both frt read...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51604
has a "screaching noise" that is intermitant while vehicle is running. removed belt and found no burn marks, and very few cracks. inspected all pulleys and found they all move freely with no play. put belt on and let run in shop. screach never became steady an...
2008 Ford F350 6.4L cruise VIN: 1FTSW31S68
Searching for help on a friends vehicle. This gentleman was at cruise speed for a while with the control on. When he took an off ramp and applied the brake, the cruise control did not disengage. On the contrary the truck began to accelerate while he was applyi...
1992 Geo Storm 1.6L Hesitation VIN: J81RF2363N
I am past losing my butt on this one, and am down to the point that it is now a vendetta. HELP This vehicle came in with lots of parts having been thrown at it. When we got the car it would'nt even pull itself into the shop. After diaging it, we found that it ...
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L ipc reprogamming VIN: 1GKEC13T54
see related history, thanks.
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L turn signal VIN: 2HGED6357M
This fine car came in with no signals we checked fuse power on both sides. tested wires for continuity and found all good, my electrical diagrams dont show very much. If I run power to the switch I can light all of the exterior lights but they dont blink I wan...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L motor VIN: KMHDW45D12
car came in for maint. timing belt, run fine when it came in. replaced the timing belt and now the motor surges. have checked and cleaned the iac but didnt help. sometimes it will rev up to 5,000 rpms instead of surgeing. have rechecked timing belt several tim...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12BX4
Hello all This is the second time around for us on this vehicle. This vehickle sets a PO456 after a long run. Smoke tested the system and found numerous small wisps at every hose connection. Sealed all connections using grease and screw type clamps. Retesed w... Trouble codes: P0456
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L high idle VIN: 4S2CM58W2W
Got this problem child second hand. The idle shoots up and stays at 3000rpm. It has already had the IAC replaced, and a new ECM flashed and installed. If I remove the IAC and manually close it, the idle will remain wherever I set it, but when I turn off the ig...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJK1743NC
I have a xj6 that has a/c trouble. It will cool fair in the auto mode and blower on med. but if you go to high it will blow warm air (room temp.) The left blower only works on high speed and the right blower only seems to have med and high. I did a pin test bu...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Huge Hesitation VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Help needed from Jaguar technicians and/or any tecnician who may have a feedback on this problem. This engine idles normal; but under acceleration it doesn't respond at all. This engine has a cableless accelerator system (electronic). Checked fuel pressure and...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Pushrod VIN: 1J4FT68SL5
After checking the engine running vac. I found that is was bouncing between 12-15 inches. Removed the rocker cover found that the #5 intake pushrod had come out from under the rocker arm.I reinstalled it and cranked the engine over. It looks as if the valve/sp...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1GTFZHJ9D8
Vehicle was towed in with a complaint died in flight and woudln't retart again. First thing i did was hook up the scanner and revealed a circuit malfuncion in all 3 coils. And it says that when u get those codes that the first fix is to replace the coil rail (...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T1P
Hey fellow techs. I have this 93 ES300 with a hydraulic fan. The problem is it wont overheat at highway speed but as soon as you get off the highway it starts getting hot. The fan does increase in speed but get much faster with higher rpm. I can jumper the E1 ...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ221XX
Car came in for a intermittent misfire on a zero maintenance plan. Replaced origional plugs and plug wires. Same result. Scope testing coil input from pcm found a drop out on rh coil pack. (Has a 5v square wave pcm signal to fire coils.) Replaced coil with kno...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D1J
Car will suddenly die when idling, hot, or quit when declerating for a stop. Have done all the tests listed above and it still does it. Initially, found contacts on fuel pump relay burned, replaced relay. Fuel pump pattern terrible, replaced fuel pumps. Even b...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L alternator VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Hello fellow euro techs, First I want to add that this is a very low milage limo. 18k miles. sits a lot. The local funeral home reciently purchased this car. The battery had been replaced and it died on them. they were able to charge the battery and bring it ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L intake cam VIN: WDBEA92E4S
Good friends MB specialist Iīm in trouble I know. Just about 50 miles ago y changed timing chain and guides to this wagon and now intake cam broke. Too bad, I donít know what went wrong, there was a little more noise than usual in those engines a grasping noi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Speedometer inoperative VIN: WDBGA33E6S
Speedometer inop complaint is what brought this car here. Other observations is that cruise and odometer also inop and there is an ABS light on (which may have been on prior) There are codes stored: 080: Stop lamp switch, 182: S.fuel sh. off sw. signal to HFM ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L ABS Module VIN: 4JGAB75E82
Hi Techs, this ML 500 has ABS light and traction coming on as soon you start to move. The car is at my friends he tried scanning it with Launch demo but no comunication rep came over tried himself no luck either, i have Hanatech Multiscan and pulled codes c120...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting VIN: WDBRF40J23
All help is appreciated. This vehicle has been owned for 1 year. Up to this point, had no problem starting. Customers took car to have windows tinted. Came back 3 hours later, to pick vehicle up, would not start. Customer & tinter thought alarm was affected vi...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L vct VIN: 1MEFM6531X
Okay, the timing belt on this car broke. I replaced the belt and the pulleys/tensioner. The car runs fine but I am getting an "exhaust cam retarded" trouble code. I believe I need to reset the VCT, but have not found any reliable information as to how this is ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 2-3 Shift etc. VIN: 4A3AX35GXE
Hello Everyone, We have this Spider Eclips, that had the trans rebuilt over a year ago. All was well until one day last week, when started to slip on and off 2-3, bang into gears at times, takes off in second gear sometimes, from park at times there is no reve...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
Over fueling, running badly. Have been working on this for a month trying to figure out the problem. We have replaced the complete throttle body including the air flow meter, temp sending unit for the computer, and various plugs with corrosion on the pins. I s...
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1PN34S7H
Optical distributor output for cam and crank signals should be digital square wave? I'm getting a sawtooth pattern even with rebuilt distributor. Can anyone confirm ? Thank You
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L compressor VIN: 1N6RF27Y31
vehicle will run cold for a long time but whenever it feels like it shut compressor off and won't come back on unless you tap face plate to compressor, replaced expansion valve, accumulator, thermo switch in evaporator housing, sucked into many vacuums to extr...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L timing chain area VIN: 5N1AR18W25
Hi fellow techs. I have a 2005 Nissan pathfinder in the shop with a strange whining sound from the front of the engine. The noise sounds exactly like a bad bearing in a serpentine belt tensioner or roller and it's the same when the engine is hot or cold. I rem...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3WH14T8M
First time post and thanks in advance. This vehicle came in for stalling problem. I found low fuel pressure out of fuel pump, replaced fuel pump and brought pressure up but still stalls. Found the 02 sensor showing some lazy and erratic voltages so that was re...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1G3GR62C4W
customer towed car in for no start, said car had been sitting 7 months while deployed. bad battery, replaced spins over no start, no fuel pressure, tested and replaced fuel pump. car starts and runs great, at idle. on any acceleration car bogs badly and is wor...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0AB0946H
another shop had this towed into me. the car will run if u unplug 1 injector but as soon as u plug it in the car will die. fuel pressur is 45 psi, has remaned computer, new crank and ref sensors, new wires , cap, rotor button. the car will not rev up unless u ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FF46Y93
Please Help me Saab techs. I have this 9-3 that was towed in key stuck in the cylinder. the car is dead except for the flashers and parking lights(anything not switched Ign)I thought mabe a power loss to the Ign switch but after looking a the wireing there is ...
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L Stall, no tach at times VIN: 1G8ZG5289S
Hello fellow technicians!! This saturn is giving me some problems and hoping you all can help. I have a code 19 with an intermittent stall and no tach read out. I have gone over this entire circuit several times. As far as I can tell, from the diagram I have f... Trouble codes: 19 (Ignition control 6x signal fault), 83 (low coolant switch open)
2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L starter VIN: 1G8ZH528X2
Vehicle towed-in with no crank, no start condition. Blew #3 ignition (30 amp) fuse. Replace, fuse blown again. Unplug defrost HVAC fuses & relays, disconnect starter range switch to isolate. Fuse still blows. Remove and inspect maxi fuse center for corrosion a...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L smoke on take off VIN: JT3HJ85J3V
frist time user hope u can help Replaced the valve seals now after it warms up when you slow down or stop and take off smoke bellows out the tail pipe the oil is coming in through the pcv valve I can pull it and redrive and it fine replaced pcv w/BA waiting on...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation VIN: JT3HN86R6V
this seems like it should be simple but im missing it has no power and souds like exhaust leak on right bank however noise is in the air intake first thing i thought was restricted exhaust droped exhaust and road tested no improvement so put exhaust up fellow ...

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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Does not Crank VIN: WBACD4326W
Thanks to all 11 guys, which have replied. We removed "rubber ring" from ignition lock cylinder according to BMW Service Bulletin # 61.12.96. Sofar car started now everyday, since the last 3 weeks. Thanks again, for all your input. p.S. it seems if problem wou... Trouble codes: EWS (Key 1 not dedected), EWS (Key 1 not dedected).
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L convertor VIN: 1G4CW52K3W
has a gear in the transmission that is chiped and at the transmission shop being repaired - it has internial transmission problems causing concern
2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L fuel gauge VIN: 2G4WY55J41
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14Z9N
I want to thank each and everybody that replied. It turned out to a couple things. I traced the wiring from the fuel pump relay back to the tank and discovered a frayed power wire. Repaired the wire. I found a dirty ground at the frame near the tank, cleaned a...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Noise under load VIN: 2G1WW12M5S
I knew if I posted a help request I would get some good information. This noise sounded somewhat familiar to me but I could not remember what it was. The replies pointed me in the right direction, the drive chain slipping,( stretched) it sounded like an old...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GNGK26J3X
Customer has not brought back truck yet. many helpfull responses and will test when he brings it back
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCDT19X93
hello sorry took so long to post fix but customer took vehicle on vacation and just returned and confirmed fix. found # 3 and 7 injector seeping ONLY when hot. thank you to all that replied you thaughts where very helpful thanks again shayne
2007 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1G3FC3545S
this vehicle left before we had any info - did not fix
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L spark VIN: 3C3EL45H8V
Thanks everyone for your replies, most of them said that the distributor was the problem. I replaced it with a remanufactured one and I still had the same problem. I did some more checking and found that when the customer replaced the crank sensor he took off ...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L MIL Lamp on, loss of speedo VIN: 2B4GP4520T
Hi guys! This is a little embarassing to be honest. I fixed this van by going over the wiring for the third or forth time, but this time I opened up the wiring loom. I removed the air filter box to continue my trace and there in front of me was two connecto...
1998 Dodge B2500 5.2L Compressor VIN: 2B4JB25Y9W
Thank you all for your inputs. Every one was very helpful. I agree with you all about some reman compressors, but this was a after market warrenty company, so I had to use a reman. After taking old compessor apart and looking at discharge reed valve I can see ...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 1B4HS38NX2
Well we figured it out all the wiring checked out we found that the encoder module or what ever chrysler calls it was bad . it was jammed up. which is what is expected. thanks to all that replied.
1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID frame rails VIN: 5F08T65875
Well thanks for all the ideas . This will be a really nice car when finished,I was a little scared to do it with out any direction.yes its a 6 cylinder car but Im changing all that it will be a Shelby GT 350H clone but a convertable not 100% sure what engine I...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H3R
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, black/blue smoke VIN: 1FALP47V7T
Thanks for all the input, but I was able to trace the problem to the duct hose out of the MAF (it then goes to the throttle body) had come loose under the fender skirt where you cant see it. This then let the supercharger blow lots of air through the MAF which... Trouble codes: P0605.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
thanks for your time and replies. some said accumulator body, some said pcm reprogram. since the tranny rebuilder said to replace the accumulator body, at their cost, thats what I did. this seemed to fix this truck. Like I said in my post, I don't have enou...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F9V
Well we found a crack in the timing cover in the high pressure oil pump area---replaced w/ford parts have cranked truck several times it chuggled once but did not start a ford diesel tech told me it would take several crankings to bleed the injectors have cran... Trouble codes: 1280 (ICP Circuit Out of Range Low), 1283 (IPR Circuit Fault).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L defroster VIN: 1FTRX18L61
thank you gents for your response to our problem . we went back over each area and rechecked and checked again . blend doors working fine , with the heater hoses unhooked had plenty of water flow through the heater core, had hot water to the core on the inlet...
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L No Start
Thanks for the replies, now after thinking about it it was kind of a bonehead move on his part... No I wasn't the one doing this, I had stopped by a friends shop to pick up a fusible link. When I was there he even said 'do you think I should remove these plugs...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU42FZ2
Thank You everyone that replied and for the quick response. It turns out this truck had a bad fuel pump. I was fooled by the truck starting good and would run very rich, the pcm was opening the injectors wide open to get more fuel, but the pump was doing nothi...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L warning lights/gauges VIN: 1FAFP42X52
This vehicle made me appreciate not working flat rate. I want to thank Mike form NC, James from KY, and Patrick from Nebraska for taking time to reply to my help request. Recommendations included checking for a separate ground for the right half of the cluster...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Thanks for your replies. I checked the EGR valve, and found it to be almost completely full of soot. The engine has not acted up since we cleaned the valve and intake ports. A lot of people that responded thought that this should be a warrranty issue for a de...
1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEL19W1R
Found short in wiring to injector grounding out on manifold. Wire was pinched when plenum was instaled. Thank for the replies.
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Ball Joint VIN: JNRAR05Y8W
Thank you very much to all those that responded. I did get the ball joints out after getting the rotors off with a BFH. Everything on this thing was rusted and nothing wanted to come off. Blaster and the BFH did well. Thanks again.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Tailgate VIN: 1J4GZ78S9P
The replies you sent were right on target which is to pry the panel open from the top and reaching in to release the lock. Thanks to all for the timely replies. You saved the day and the trim panel.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S34
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L oil pan VIN: KNDJA72361
I would like to thank those who took time to answer my help request. I did not have to drop the transmission. I took the front differental loose and dropped it down enough to get clearance, you also have to turn the steering all the way to one side and it come...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L compressor VIN: JTHBN36F74
I got the info I needed to fix this from Dave and Stuart who said the compressor is engaged by voltage from the climate control to the two wires going to the compressor. I had already checked and found it would get a signal from the climate control to these w...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This car is fixed. Replacing the fan controller was the fix. One reply suggested t-stat which had recently been replaced by another shop. We went ahead and replaced it ourself just to be sure. We also replaced the fan fluid with no change in problem. One ...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1YVGF22C11
It came down to no ground signal from the control module. Both temp sensors tested good. The customer came and took the car without repairing it, did not want to spend the $$$ for the control module. Thanks to those who responded.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/traction control VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Simple fix. The brake fluid reservoir level sensor float was semi-bouyant and would sink when the vehicle was in motion intermittantly causing the lights to go on. I caught it on the monitor program while driving the vehicle. Replaced the reservoir cap and al...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AK44Y2X
Ok guys this one is pretty much figured out except that the customer does not want the fix at this time. With the help from car doctor Mike we narrowed this problem down to the computer reference voltage. The 8v reference for cam, crank, and vss disappears whe...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Thanks for all of the replys. Alot of you mentioned a MAF and that was my gut feeling as well but that was the first thing I tryed (known good unit) and it made no difference. Also since it ran fine before we removed the trans we figured that it had to be som...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Communication VIN: 5N1ED28Y81
Thanks to Christian [...] and Eric for replying to my request. I did check the generic side of the computer to see if it was communicating and it wasn't. I'm sorry I can't be of any help because the vehicle left the shop and didn't return. Thanks again for ta...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Well, after testing the vacuum check switch, which tested bad at ECM, I ordered the switch and it did not solve the problem. I tested the solenoid a second time and it was not functional. Turns out the solenoid only worked properly intermittenly. I replaced th... Trouble codes: P1130.
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A43
Thank you to all who replied. The general consensus is don't clean the throttle body on the Nissan Maxima or Altima models if it is a "drive by wire" unit. Our local Nissan dealer said they see this failure frequently after this type of throttle body is cleane... Trouble codes: P0506.
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G2WJ52M3S
Thank you to all who offered help.The fix for this car was replacement of the theft deterant modual.The ign cyc wires and key were fine.The modual would not ground the relay in when the key was in the start position,also the security light on the dash would no...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L air bag VIN: 1G2HY54K32
Thanks to all that were able to help. The solution to the code B0101 was to replace the EFS sensor. Basically the Air bag computer sends a signal to the EFS sensor. If it doesn't get an answer or doesn't like the answer it gets it sets code B0101. The only rea...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L starting VIN: 3GNK0Z9S00
Thanks everyone for the input. replaced the ingition switch and had the bcm and pcm reflashed for updates and hasn't acted up again.
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Pressure In cooling VIN: YS3DF55N9V
Hello Friends Thank you for all the replys on this 1997 Saab. Like most of you have said, the turbo charger will not have enough pressure to blow the cooling system. After more checking and a leak down test I have found either a blown head gasket or a cracke... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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