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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: WBADN53482
BMW Techs I have a customer with a 540I that has ran out of fuel twice.His information system states he has 50 miles to go til empty when this happens.You or I would never run our vehicles this low:)My question is,is there a calibration or a way to program thi...
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 1G4CWS2KXY
hello all, i have a problem with the instrument cluster on a 2001 buick park avenue. the customer first came in after she had to jump her car & after she got it running the needle on the fuel & temp gauges had rolled all the way around until they were on the o...
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Electronic Level Control VIN: 1G6CD6989F
Hi all, Electronic (Air) level control inoperative on this caddy. Compressor operates if I jump the green test connector to ground, and the air shocks dont leak (amazing!). The compressor does kick on in normal operation, but only will run for about 10 seco...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCDC14H1K
I need help please I have this 89 chevy that acts like it is not getting enough fuel but other times it runs great fuel pressure is of the spray pattern looks ok the coolant sensor has been replaced (not by me) and seems to be reading ok , the tp sensor looks ...
1992 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCEG25K2N
Hi chevy techs, first time asking for help, hope I get you enough info. I have a 92 chvy g20 5.7l TBI that came in lacking power. I scanned the system and found a very lean condition at cruise. a visual inspection of the injectors showed a very rough spray pat...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GCFK29S8R
added 4 foot harness to pmd.moved to behind grill.pmd was mounted on heat sink on manifold.had been working fine.after moving to grill it worked fine for 40 miles then sat for 2 days.after 1 mile truck stalled but restarted.the truck then shut off severaltimes...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L rotors VIN: 1GKGK26JXV
This vehicle came in with ft brake pulsation . It has cross drilled rotors on it . My question is: Can you machine these or are they replacement only?
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Automatic Door Locks and Loss of Key Fob Memory VIN: 1G1YY32G4X
Hello to all we have a 99 vette that has a problem with the automatic door locks and a "loss of memory" on the key fob. We have used new fobs with the same rusults, works for five to ten minuites then nothing.We can reprogram as soon as it stops working,works ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L headlamps VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
1st time customer brought me this vehicle today with no headlights on dim and no DRL operation. She explained her son and his buddy had replaced headlamp switch and some more components trying to fix the problem.She did state that all old parts were reinstalle...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T52
Hello domestic techs, I am an import tech and not familiar with this code. This code was previously cleared, came back on a couple months later, now comes back on, on the second "trip". The diag proceedure says to monitor the missfire counter to determin the ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil 1 control circuit malfuntion)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Greetings fellow techs, Our local GM dealership is driving me nuts on this one. Vehicle came in with CK 4wd light on and no reverse in Transmission. Rebuilt tranny and reverse operates normally. Another tech scanned original TCCM for the CK 4wd light on. Came...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Tempurature VIN: 1GCHK2913E
This truck pulls a large travel trailer and when was pulling an 11 mile grade on a hot day, when the customer noticed that the trans. temp. was getting hot. So when he found a place to pull over and let it idle, the engine overheated as well. After he let it...
2005 Chevrolet SSR 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCES14H15
Hello I'm trying to access EFI codes of this SSR (check engine mil ON - no driveability concerns). Problem is my "generic OBDII scan tools are not working with this car. I tried with DRB3 and Launch X341. Is there some detail about this EFI system/protocol t...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNFK16Z85
A friend stopped by tonight. He has had his truck back to dealer 3 times for this problem that does not leave a code. He is still under warranty but I think dealer is lost. I left my shop under medium acceleration and just before it shifted the traction contro...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L cruise contro; VIN: 1C3EL56R44
car came in with cruise control inop. vent solinoid faults present. checked vent solinoid controls with modis checked ok. replaced servo. worked great for three days customer stated. now when the cruise switch is turned on it either goes right out or works for...
1984 Dodge D150 5.2L Timing VIN: 1B7GD14T3E
What I need help with is does the vacuum advance need to run off of carb vacuum (part throttle) or manifold vacuum? How much vacuum should it run under?
1994 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3AM54J2R
Hi all I have this Stealth that is causing sleepless nights. Vehicle initially came in to correct noise from the timing area. What we found was the tensioner was bad. We verified the timing and replaced the tensioner. Now the vehicle will not start. I have Inj...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L idle only VIN: 3B7MF33C12
Please help,folks. This customer needs to go to BC! I just warranteed an accelerator pedal position sensor for code P0121. Same code I had when I replaced the APP back in May. After driving about 400 miles, the check engine light came back and vehicle would on...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: D7HA18N825
Since I have had the truck my tech has found 3 bad coils. He manually checked the coils laying on the intake with a old fashion spark tester grounded with a jumper wire to chassis. The #2 coil he tested would spark at start up then quickly fade to nothing. He ... Trouble codes: P0356 (6 coil primary circuit)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L front end VIN: 3D7KU28C44
When you reach 60 MPH the front end starts to shake violently, including steering wheel. Upon lifting accelerator pedal, shake continues until 25 MPH thens stops. Applying brakes at higher speeds, same result? What are we missing? Thank you in advance.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L instument cluster VIN: 1D4GP24R95
i have this caravan that when running with a/c on or when cooling fans are on for temp, the odometer and prndl lights flicker real fast when unplug fuse to fans it stops plug it up it comes right back.we have checked all powers and grounds all check good.i che...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JFMCU22X4P
hello everyone i need a little help with this one. everytime vehicle comes into the shop its running rich and the idle is very very poor, black smoke pouring out of muffler. after first repair (maf) vehicle ran fine no more smoke idle was great. 2 days later v... Trouble codes: 137 (no ego ho2s-2 switch-rich bank 2), 172 (ego not switching lean bank 1), 177 (ego not switching lean bank 2), 173 (ego not switching rich bank 1), 116 (ect or eot out of range)
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A6S
hi everyone, your help is very much appreciated. this is my personal car. ever since i put an engine it this probe, it has had this intermittent stalling problem when comming to a stop in drive. it will only do it if the converter is locked up when coming to a...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V1X
Vehicle came back 3000 miles after doing cylinder heads with misfire code p0306 #6, and excessive oil consumption. Used 4 qts of oil in less than 3k. Did compression check on all cylinders. found #2 cyl to have 110 psi compression. the rest in between 130-150....
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDXW46F3Y
well thank you in advance we got this ford f 450 in from a nother shop customer said they replaced pcm and idm and fule pump and filter and clead out gas tank so any way when you cgo down the road about 4 miles the truck bogs down to a stall or rough idle you ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Low Intermediate Drum VIN: 2FMDA5341Y
Ford Trans techs need help. I have a broken low intermediate drum, gear snapped off drum. The failure on the other transmission O/H, was the band pin broken, preventing band apply. Trans was overhauled by me and valvebody replaced. Is this caused by abuse, dro...
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44E12
Hi all, This truck came in with a complaint of a misfire at idle. There was no MIL or codes stored in any system. The secondary ignition looked good. It looked like all cylinders had an intermittent misfire. Technician verified that it only had a misfire at id...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on, pinging, plug broken VIN: 1FTPX14534
Well this has been fun, first we found these cat codes and did a test drive. The complants are mil light on and it pings occationly. Basicly the o2 apear to be working properly, even after a good 6 mile run the rear o2s and front o2s are identical, which tells... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Got a hair puller ! customer has his daughters 2004 F150 5.4 liter towed in no start ...someone told them it was fuel pump .. checked fuel pressurre at fuel filter was erratic 10lbs 20lbs 35lbs 5 lbs 40 lbs jumping around allover sometimes it would run t...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FMCU93105
Greetings all! This Escape is driving us nuts! The owner uses this vehicle for shop hops in the city (Less than 2km.) regularly throughout the day. After about 5 days, the battery goes soft. We tested it as listed above, and no matter what we do, the Alterna...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U56
Customer just purchased this vehicle, Complained of high idle 1100rpm. Desired idle is 704. Hit throtle and idle hold at 1500rpm for 8 seconds, then adjusts to 1100's. With ac on it dropes to 920's Inspected vehicle, Found 2 unpluged O2 sensors, unpluged knock...
1993 GMC Sonoma 2.8L Hesitation VIN: 1GTCCS14R7
This 2.8 showed up with no fuel psi replaced pump+tune parts. Has no power at full throtle.Idles fine.No codes any one out there seen this.See repairs done.Thanks william [...]
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W41
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks VIN: 1HGCM82633
Hello there, i have a honda here that i replaced the window master switch and customer said that since that switch was replaced the keyless entry dosnt work , he tried spare keyless entry and that one didnt work has well, has any body ran into this befor ? doe...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG35GO1
I have a code P1402 for Diagnostis Module-Tank Leakage(DM-TL) over pressure motor malifuction. The Mitchell tell me that testing for this code is not available from manufacturer. I have replaced the motor and canister with a used one. The check engine came bac... Trouble codes: P1402 (DM-TL over-pressure malifuction detected)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78S6P
Vehicle was towed to us by the owners mother He is at Marine Corp boot camp and she wants to get it running for him before he comes home next week. It will start for about 1-2 seconds then die MT2500 indicates the antitheft system is causing the fuel injectors...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L valve timming? VIN: KNDJA72342
We put in a used engine out of a 99 sportage, we lined up the timming marks on the used engine and put on a new t/belt and water pump, when we got done the vehicle had very little power, and set code po343. When we changed the engine the tech had to switch the...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Trans neutrals after 1-2 shift VIN: 1YVGE22C9W
Trans would neutral intermittently when shifting into second gear,let off throttle and would go into gear and proceed with no issues. After doing this for about 2 weeks, it neutraled and would not go at all, stop and would have nothing, no reverse or forward a...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WB5UHRJU53
Need some assistance from you Benz guru's... This S500 has a strange problem.. especially when cold- this benz will not start, You can work the key back and forth about 50 times and eventually it starts, there is either no crank at all or it starts fine. After...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM74W6S
What else can I look at or test??? Customer says it will stall and then be a no-start...I can only get a no start a few times..some times cold and some times hot.. It has fuel, spark, and injector pulse during the no-start.. really it is more like a start and ... Trouble codes: P0320 (IDM signal not seen)
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA3CK56R3N
First timer here, so here go'es... Customer brought this car in for inspection as well as engine running rough & stalling complaint, found multiple probs & also had a intermittent missfire @ idle, you guys that have been around the block know the type of miss ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A1AA46G6Y
Hello. I got this mitsu that will keep misfiring. it originally came in due to misfire and the check engine light was on. Found code for misfire cylinder 4. Removed the plug and found the electrode smashed and broken. Since these were the original plugs I put ... Trouble codes: P0303
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Hi Gang This car has a bad vibration in the steering wheel when using the brakes at 50 MPH or faster. We have already replaced both front rotors once and the right rotor twice. I am certain the problem is not in the brakes. We have also pinched off the rear b...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Everything looks good no intake leaks the only code I;m getting is an evap code P0443. I don't think that would affect it. Scan tool data looks good to. It's so intermittent sometimes when cold sometimes when hot sometimes when driving. I'm at a lost please gi...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Hello Techs, This car came in for hesitation.I roadtested it and it feel like hitting rev limiter or turning the ign off and turn it back on, it never stall.I couldn't duplicate it on park or neutral so I wiggle the harnesses on the engine.It seems the problem...
2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L starting VIN: JN8AZ08W25
this vehicle came in out workshop on a recovery! according to the customer it stopped suddenly while driving! checked with obd ii and got a error code p1612. please advise what can be done?
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L engine swap
Hey sorry for the lack of a VIN all. I have a real nice 92 Cutlass supreme available at the shop with a digital dash, full leather and a busted 3.4. I also own a 92 lumina with a 3.1 and an auto, but the body sucks. Anyone done a swap from 3.4 to 3.1? Just loo...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP12K8W
Customer States Vehicle will stall and not start for a while When vehicle runs it is fine. Sometimes while driving down express way vehicle will stall out and nothing will happen. Never loses voltage just will not start. Scanned Vehile and und mil code there w... Trouble codes: P0336, P0420, P0442, P0440
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Alternator VIN: 2G2FV22G6X
Could use some help, what am I missing here. Have heard that ground issues on these can eat alternators sometimes, have already installed a separate ground wire. Any ideas anybody?
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOCA2981Y
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this boxter in and the complaint is that it is hard to start after fueling, we have verified this complaint. car ran for about 1/2 hour and had about 1/2 tank of fuel. when we fueled up, it acted like ... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap control circuit)
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L axle seal (right side) VIN: 5HXVX23F02
I would like to know if some has had this problem and how they fix it, thank you, Andy
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S4BJ63C0R
I have this '94 Subaru with no power to the fuel pump. Fuses are good as well as grounds. I can't seem to find the fuel pump relay on this car. I've looked in Alldata and Shopkey and found the normal location. However, this is a postal vehicle. Does anyone hav...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L starter VIN: 4TAP558JIK
hello toyota techs a friend has called me long distance to ask about the starter in her truck . since i have not done one of these , i wanted to ask you guys about it. toyota has quoted her over 900$ to replace the starter , it is under the intake , but toyot...
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L radiator cooling fan VIN: 1NXBR32E94
No cooling fans, All fuses and relays ok. Replaced with new. Jump relay fan #1 and fan comes on. Temp sensor ok. But fan will not activate. Changed ECM with known good one to check for ac signal. Still no fan with or without AC signal. Nothing on all data, and...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWAA81EXT
Car came from another shop, starts ok then idle badly and will stall, will stall sooner if you push the gas. P0103 MAF problem. unplug MAF and car stays the same. Spark is always there. Check spark with timing light, timing stays the same though all running co... Trouble codes: P0103
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C6X
Hello Everyone. I have a 99 New beetle that likes to die intermittently. This problem happens with no warning or symptons. The customer is a little old lady,and she drives this car like one. She can get it to malfunction at every stop sign. When I drive it try... Trouble codes: P1127 (Boost pressure control exceeded)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission VIN: WVWMA63B8X
In precoess of replacing clutch...I have everything unbolted from trans to engine but will not come free. There were a total of 6 bolts removed from about 3 o' clock to 9 o' clock that were specified in the bently. It did not show and bolts on the top but said...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3VWDD21C3Y
Hi Everyone This car came in with blown fuse for AC fans. I installed new fuse and got the fans to work but compressor still would not engage. I found the clutch coil windings were open. I installed a good used clutch coil. and everything was fine for around ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam timing VIN: WVWAC63B21
I'm aware of how to time the camshafts. What I'm not sure of is are the notches on the cams supposed to line up with the arrows on the cam bearing caps perfectly as shown by Bentley manuals? The intake cam lines up slightly to the right of arrow while looking ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWSH63B52
Hey Guys, As usual another weird one landed on our door, This Perticular nightmare is wearing the L/F & R/R brake pads prematurly. The car shows No signs of excessive heat build up. The parts (4Motion) used by another shop are all VW OEM. The brakes are wearin...

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1988 Audi 90 2.0L Brake pedal VIN: WAUGC0896J
Thank you who all aplied. There was an overlooked caliper sticking. Replaced caliper and pedal was fine.
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cyl 4 misfires VIN: 2G4WB55K14
Thank you all, especially those of you who said broken valve spring. I would have never believed it. I grew enough balls to pull the back valve cover. What bozo designed that? What a stupid design. Anyway, once I got the cover off the springs looked ok. ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19R3T
Thanks Mark from Nebraska, it was the intake gaskets that the customer put on 2 years ago, we took the intake off and found the gasket sagging right at #4. Won't forget this one, now if only I could fix the dodge in my other help request. Thanks alot people ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detected).
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L Coolant VIN: 3GNFK16R8W
Hi all!! Thanks for all the great responses!!! Most who responded had the right idea-the intake manifold gasket-but the reason it was leaking was not because of the gasket being corroded, it was because it had been replaced before and the intake bolts were...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1GCCS1947W
Well I REALLY appreciate all of your responses and your valuable time. Unfortunetly the problem never got solved. The customer didn't want to put any more money into it. However to summerize, I felt that we were very thorough with the circuit using a schematic...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L 2000 rpm at idle VIN: 1GBKC34J0X
thanks to all who replied,this one is fix the problem was the iac wires shorted in the harness near the firewall.i fixed them now it idles
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L a/c clutch VIN: 2G1WX15K81
I was unable to fix the a/c problem on this vehicle. After much analysis, I came to the conclusion that a new pcm was needed but the customer declined to spend that kind of money. So I guess we'll never know! Thanks to those who replied. Those that actually...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19V41
Yes it worked! I replaced the intake gaskets and afterwards performed the CKP variation calibration. The 'check engine light' is off, the customer is happy and so am I! Thanks again to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L RF Speaker VIN: 3GNGC26UX3
I got a few replies, and tried to use that info but couldn't get the vehicle to act up- I really did hear the noise myself-. I called Bose and they weren't much help at all. The customer has been checking in to see if I have any ideas, but he is using the vehi...
2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L ABS light VIN: KL1TD56606
Well, having a Tech 2 does help. The Snap On scanner is suposed to comunicate per the Technicians at Snap on, but no go. Tech 2 shows loss of speed sensor code on the right front...Duh! The sensor does ohm check fine and the scope pattern looks good on the rac...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L back up alarm VIN: 1GNDV23W98
I waited to post fix because I had hoped to come up with more info,but apparently there is none. On uplevel models,which these are not,it is possible to turn off this feature through the driver info center.Thanks to David for the info on that. What we did,as ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Start & die VIN: 1C4GP54LGT
Thanks for all the help, After I reset the security, the van started but no gauges, so I had the BCM rebuilt. Fixed Again Thank You all.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L Charging VIN: 4C3AG52H91
Thanks everyone for the responces- the pcm does need to be flashed. I thank everyone for their time. Greg and crew
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L ABS light on VIN: 1B4HS28Y8X
Thanks to all that helped. I recieved replies that mostly said the CAB was bad. The possible cause was a bad CAB or water / corrosion in the connectors. I checked the connectors and found no corrosion and even some of the original grease on the tips of the ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Torque Converter Clutch VIN: 1B7KF2360Y
First off I would like to say thanks to everyone that replied, the majority agreed that there is a rfi filter for the alternator to fix APP noise. We installed one but without sucess so after connecting the DRB scanner and retrieving the PCM part# (for flash p...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No systems VIN: 1B7HF13Z21
Can you believe it? The gas cap that I replaced was defective. Replaced the new gas cap with another and it is now fixed! Thanks for all you help out there! Trouble codes: P0455.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28633
well after replacing the #6 injector it starts everytime sometimes the truck still has a long crank but it starts. it belongs to a dealer and they don't want to put any more money into it.. thanks alot for all the help on this one. you guys are the best!!
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L pinging VIN: 2D7KB31Z83
So I took the van to my buddy at Dodge and tried reflashing to newest programming, but it was there already, so no change. We pulled the plugs out and inspected, checked gap, etc. Purely on a WHIM, we switched from the Champions that were in it to Platinum A...
1965 Ford mustang 5.0L swap VIN: 6F07515412
Based on the information from other members, I have concluded that all 302 / 5.0 engines have take the same size distributor shafts (.450) and are all the same height (deck height is not a factor) although the distributor gear must match the cam (roller cams t...
1984 Ford F-250 6.9L starter VIN: 2FTHF2618E
460 bell and starter fixed this,you can,t use the diesel bell,when converting from diesel to gas. thank you for all the replies.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF1720V
thank you to all your help. all of you are great. jopseph from oh is right, pcv hose under dase of T.B. soften up and burn. it is very difficult to detect and hard to see. thank again for the help.,,, thoa
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Engine
Thanks to all that have replied. This was actually a series of problems. The heater switch shorted out the wiring at the plug and in the dash. It caused the wire to melt in the wiring loom and came into contact with the signal wire for the alternator. I repair...
1999 Ford F-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF27WIX
The DPFE was out of range, over 2V KOEO. Replaced DPFE. I did a decarbon on the intake manifold about 3 months ago when I changed the EGR valve and the intake looks clear. The code for the O2 sensor was for B1S1 but when I hook up my monitor the O2 sensor ... Trouble codes: P0133, P0401, P1000 (OBDII Monitor Test/Drive Cycle not complete).
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA53401
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Accessories VIN: FFTNW21F81
Thank you for all of replies, I will check the GEM and multifunction switch when the customer returns. The wiper motor was generally ruled out by your responses but I will look for water getting into the GEM and test the resistance in the switch. It is and i...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L inst cluster VIN: 1FTRF18242
Hey Guys, sorry about the delay in posting a fix, this one got shuffeled to the bottom of the pile, we've been real busy. However the fix was a simple one. In my original post I stated that I had checked all the fuses and they were good, but I didn't take into...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTSW31P83
Yes it is fixed! Thank all you guys that took time to help me. It was the IPC that came apart. I guess by the info that is a common problem. Make sure to run KOEO before reassembling as I did not do and had a bad new part that caused IPC fault and turned " Che...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5644W
Well, I put a convertor on from Honda & the light has been off now for several weeks.Since it would take up to 8 months before the light would come on sometimes I,m not positive of the fix but feel that it is.I needed to close it out but if it comes on I will ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency below threshhold), P1739 (3rd clutch press. switch).
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1347H
Thanks everyone who have taken the time to reply to my request. Turned out that Ray [...] were on the money. When cold the a.c. compressor is easy to rotate but as you drive it for a few miles it start to thighten up to the point where it a...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAG12FYEDK
It was overheating. Fixed the hose and that was it Thank you for all your help!!
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
I finally got this vehicle to run. It turned out to be a bad coil, even though it showed good on every time I tested it. Thanks for all the good tips.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5S
this beast needed a coolant flush after that it gave me nomore overheating problems!
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L abs,airbag,brake VIN: 1J4GW58NO1
Thanks so much for the help, I found the plug to ignition switch had backed out enough to cause me my problems,but not enough to cause starting problems. Again thank you, Dennis
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: KNALD12404
I have found out that indeed Kia did have issues with the APS (accelerator position sensor) and that it is supplied by Hyundai and the same part as Hyundai uses on their cars. It tends to be a very intermittent issue and as some have emailed, there is no upda... Trouble codes: P2125.
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation VIN: KNDUP13255
thanks very much for the information. but i finally fix the van by replace the both new cv axle. it cause similar in hesitation under load at 60-70 mph. after check out the engine condition good and fuel pressure. it all good now. thanks for time.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L a/c vents VIN: WDBEA30046
The problem with this one ended up being the supply line from the intake manifold. It looked good and I could blow air through it but there was a slight restriction in it and when I replaced it the problem was gone.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L asr light VIN: WDBEA34E8P
well thanks to robi and william i guess this coce shows up when scanning much like the code for starter signal on a toyota .the s16/3 is the park nutral switch on the side of the trans and the n4/1 is the isc control mod thanks for the info guys !!! but anyway...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Sorry for the late close to this, I forgot it was still open. We received many replies to this post. Most said that the crank sensor was at fault. The problem could be verified by watching the pattern generated by the sensor while cranking (if the vehicle w...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: WDBJF25H7X
This customer finally came in.Replaced the air mass meter and car barely smokes anymore.I guess the afm that we replaced originally was no good.I also replaced the fuel filter.Thanks to the 5 members that responded
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