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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Ins. Cluster, Blower Motor VIN: WBAAJ9318M
Greetings. Here is my problem. On start up, the instrument cluster seems to be working properly and the blower motor runs but within 3 or 4 seconds both shut down. Also I have noticed that the oil / service indicator lamps as well are not illuminated even with...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Oil system VIN: 4USCD2329T
Thanks for replies in advance. Customer states vehicle getting hot, car has oil in coolant, oil/coolant mixture looks dark, smells like engine oil however this transmisssion takes some funky mineral oil,It is hard to tell what it is. I have sold a head gasket ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L precharge motor runs contiously VIN: WBAAM3333Y
hello all battery went dead, jumped car and precharge motor runs all the time even with key out. i read all that mitchell on demand has but it doesnt tell much on precharge motor like, what makes it needed and turns it on and off switches or relays maybe some...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93441
Gentlemen, I am having trouble with a very low mileage BMW. The probelm has only manifested 1x in 100 miles of me personally driving it. Pulling away from a stop, I went over a slight dip and the EML light came on, the traction control light flashed and the ca... Trouble codes: 118 (motor driven throttle valve sensor potent 1 and 2), 120 (pedal sensor throttle valve potentiometer)
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K2S
HI I have this Buick that has come back the problem is driving down the road it will jerk really hard like a miss fire and will set the p0101 maf code and on the scan data I will see the maf drop to 0 so I put my lab scope onto the maf sensor to see if I was l... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf senser)
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
I have good customer that states every now and then the car does not start or starts hard.I have tested the 18x signal(good)and have had the local napa test the ICM module.any help would be great. Jon Trouble codes: P0336 (18x CKP problem)
2005 Buick Allure CX 3.8L "gurgling"hello VIN: 2G4WF53295
hello g.m. techs!i have a stupid question. i have a customer that just bought this 2005 buick alure and she is hearing (i am too) a "gurgling" noise coming from the heater core area. my question is... what is causing this? and what is the cure? coolant is full...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L steering stability VIN: 1G6KE54Y4W
When we started testing the vehicle the light was not on and the system working ok. Reset the computer and test drove several times and cant get the light or code to return. Gave vehicle back to the customer and said if returns or gets worse to bring it back. ...
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GYFK6F6N9
We have an Escalade(dive by wire) that when you take off it feels like your no even on the gas,but the gas is on the floor.No codes
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2387M
car had skip from bad egr this when my headache began the only code is 41 from ccm checked all grounds data values go wherever whenever relace ecm same couldn't try memcal none availble Trouble codes: 41 (only from ccm)
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T7N
OH JOY, thanks in advance. Original complaint was hard to start hard and rough running intermittently, was stalling. Then would start fine, and run fine for awhile. We replaced the PCM, and no more stalling for about a month or two, then it started stalling ag...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14A4N
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GCGK29F0S
Hi, I hope this request is not too unusual, but I have a past customer in the Huron, Ohio area who is having major trouble with a 6.5L injection system. He can find no one who is competent to actually diagnose the systems down there as opposed to endlessly th...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, stumbling
We have had this vehicle in our shop for almost two weeks now, when it came in the customer complained that sometimes while driving, the vehicle would buck and surge under acceleration, so, after hooking up our Nemisys scan tool, we pulled a code for the low r...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Stall VIN: 2G1FP32G8W
I need help. A 1998 Chevy Camaro with a 5.7L and manual Trans came into our shop with the compliant: "Car Stalls sometimes, it doesn't matter if moving or at idle." After checking car 99 times I got it to happen 3 times, I notice that the SECURITY light comes ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Knock Sensor Code VIN: 1GNEC13RXX
Hi All, 1st Thanks For Your Input It will be GREATLY APPRECIATED. This truck came in with a trany code only it was tested to be a bad ECM. No problem just put a new one in and done...wrong trans code gone but now a knock sensor code shows up. Test it per alld... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Mudule Circuit)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, LACKS POWER VIN: 1GCEC14V81
I told him to take the truck back and have them go through it and they did. They told him it needed a knock sensor. They then told him it needed a tune up, which was also done not too long ago. They then told him that the converter was clogged and they were bo... Trouble codes: P0332
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K61
hello, this vehicle came in with code po420, the first thing i did was raised vehilce up and banged on cat and sure enough there was stuff bouncing around in the cat. the customer chose to have the cat put on at a muffler shop. he brought it back i cleared cod... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat eff. low)
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K91
Vehicle owner complains of SES light on with no driveability issues. Code PO420 keeps returning. The previous shop has replaced the Catalytic Converter 3 times with a direct fit, installed both 02 sensors and a Mass Air Flow Sensor. The problem keeps returning... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L distributor VIN: 1GCFG15W22
I have a 02 chevy van 4.3 with a spin no start condition. i replaced the distributor 5,000 miles ago due to broken teeth. IT was towed in today with the same problem. The oil pump seams to be working properly,no intake leaks visable, no teeth on cam gear seam ...
2002 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 8.1L Backfire VIN: 1GBM7H1E52
This is a Local Propane delivery truck that is also propane powered. The problem is that the engine backfires through the intake so badly that it blows apart the air intake housing and brakes the relief valves for the propane system. This has a Quantum Technol...
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GBJG31U35
Thanks ahead of time for any help. Vehicle had new engine installed by us recently. After engine was installed, found misfire occuring on cylinders 5 and 8 in misfire graphic on tech-2. Did not see any misfires in misfire history at that time. Misfire could no... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Engine Misfire)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, loss of power VIN: 1C4GT64L5X
This is another one of those odd ones. The van runs fine with light throttle but not so much with heavy acceleration. It doesn't bog as bad as a plugged exhaust usually does but does rev slower. I found my fuel trim staying at 0% and my O2's at .06 on one test... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C3HE66G4X
Hi everyone. I'm using my global obd2 function on my scanner to identify which cly. is misfiring. The only test result I got was for test id 61, component 00. Which "passed" but showed a moderate valve between min/max limits. I don't have a book or chart to lo...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L low power VIN: 3B7HC13Y1S
hi. this one's killing me...towed in for no start..no spark at plugs,weak spark at coil...tune up items installed(autolite plugs,new wires,new cap,new rotor,throttle bore cleaned) truck now runs but breaks up when loaded...fuel pressure and volume tests pass (...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7HC13Y4X
Hey boys and girls. This truck initially came in with a no start condition, through testing we found a plugged converter. We replaced the converter. About a month after it came back with a violent miss, we tuned it up(plugs, wires, cap, rotor, pcv valve, motor...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC1640X
Towed in no start. Fuel pressure ok. No spark at 2 plugs, spark at coil ok. Cam % crank senors ok at senors and on data stream. Replaced cap and rotor. Swaped out asd relay. Getting ready to replace pcm. Customer is from out of town waiting on vehicle. Any ide...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7KC2363X
when accelerating hard the 2-3 shift will hang up and not shift until the pedal is lifted then it shifts. alldata said chrysler doesn't provide specs for the sensor.Thanks
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B4HS528NX
hello fellow iatn menbers. this dodge will stall for customer but not me. it is very intermittent. i have replaced iac valve and tps. i found these bad by tap test. customer is growing impatient. fuel pressure is within spec. i have labscope cam/crank sensor g... Trouble codes: P0108
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AN71
Vehicle first came in for a check engine light after comeing from auto zone to have codes checked, found code for cam\crank and customer replaced crank sensor. According to the customer he only had a surging problem at stop signs to begin with, He replaced sen... Trouble codes: P1391
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L starting system VIN: 1B3ES56C83
Customer said when car was towed in, it all started one day when she was driving, everything on the dash went out, radio went off etc. but vehicle did not stall, it only went out for a second or two. this occured twice. then the third time, the vehicle actuall...
2003 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L no start VIN: 1B3EL56T84
car came in on a hook no start no crank battery test good when i turn on the ignition the only relay i hear click is fuel pump i have no power to trigger wire at starter replaced igniton switch still no start now odometer no bus i had no codes prior to switch ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Headlights VIN: 2D4GP44313
Greetings, I'm struggling with this one. The customer is experiencing flickering of headlights intermittently. They will flicker four or five times in a row then straighten out for the next 30 miles or so. The customer is concerned they will go out permanently...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28C64
Morning guys and gals! have here this truck with code in system that i can't clear! I have solus and it just doesn't clear it! I tested relays #1 and #2 they both seem to be working fine can also turn them with solus! At the intake air temp. sensor tested conn... Trouble codes: P0541
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N2S
The truck came in for poor running and problems on accell and maybe even backfiring at times. Well I drove the vehicle and could feel a concern that reminded me of a TPS problem and so I connected the scanner and could not retrieve codes but I could read data ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N0S
stalling, over heating. alternator replaced, starting/charging system re cked ok! radiator replaced, over heating cured. intermittent no start? car returned to customer. towed back to shop next am. no start, cranks ok!ign module replaced also coil & coil sec l...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L pilot bearing VIN: 1FAFP45X0X
Have a weird one here. This car has been to 2 shops before here. It's a Gt mustang with the tremec 3650 trans. The stock clutch began slipping so customer had clutch kit replaced. apox 1500 miles went by and started hearing squeek so took back and they told hi...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L safety VIN: 1FBSS31L5X
Greetings all, First off, my name is John [...]. I am the NJ Wing Director of Transportation for Civil Air Patrol, and we're in need of a shop to work on this vehicle. This one is based at Lakewood Airport, in NJ. This vehicle is a Ford E-350 passenger van. it...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
customer came in with misfire checked codes,found p1316 did injector buzz test found miss from cyl # 4,found wire harness to valve cover gasket melted,pulled valve cover found glow plug had blown out and melted harness to the injector,ican get an injector and ... Trouble codes: P1316
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU42S8Y
hello-need some ford tech help here-vehicle came in with misfire codes listed-with the mileage shown-thought changing the spark plugs and coil boots would fix it no problem-weve done alot of regular tuneups on these things-well it still had the same exact prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0310 (cyl. 10 misfire)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW32P64
Thanks everyone for taking time to help on this 6.0 liter. The customer states that the truck died for them and would not restart so they put more fuel in the tank but that made no differnece. They towed the vehicle in and I pulled these codes which I do not b... Trouble codes: P0275 (Cylinder 5 Contribution/Balance Fault), P0299 (TC/SC underboost), P0478 (Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Hi), P0528 (Fan Speed Sensor No Signal), P2269 (Water in fuel condition)
1993 GMC G1500 Rally 4.3L Limp home mode VIN: 1GTDG15Z2P
hey everyone and thank you ahead of time.van has a 4L60E trans, with 2WD. the van first came in with an intermitent concern going into limp home mode, if you turned the van off and restarted it, then it would be back to normal. the van came from a tranny shop ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L timing VIN: 1GKES12S94
this vehicle came in for misfire 5,there was valve seat problem which is fixed now.(head job)this car uses exhaust cam actuator work with oil pressure.we put everything back together and now sets code p0016-ckp/cmp correlation(only when i test drive on the roa...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ116XP
Double ckecked timing marks. MAP and TPS sensor voltages checked good.We have unplugged every sensor on the car and it will still surge at 1500 RPM.Distributor wave forms look good,no spikes. Trouble codes: 01 (O2 Sensor or Circuit Problem), 02 (Rear O2 sensor or circuit problem), 03 (MAP sensor electrical problem), 04 (Crank circuit of TDC crank sensor), 05 (MAP sensor mechanical problem)
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L speed VIN: 1HGCG556X1
hi everybody thanks in advance i have a 01 accord i replaced the clutch and every thing seamed fine untill i drove it the car will not rev over 4000 it is just like you are in nuteral but you are driving down the road i cant find any info on all data for a man...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L blower motor VIN: KM8SB12B83
Hi folks , I'm a Saturn tech that got this dropped in my lap. No blower operation. Previous tech ordered a part( blower resistor) then went on vacation. Just for fun I tried it, of course, still inop. Checked wiring to the resistor. I'm assuming the resistor i...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CM58W5W
Hi everyone.This truck came in on a tow truck.Costomer was saying that the truck would loose power and back fire at times.We took the truck out for 4 days and finaly yesterday it started to act up.What we felt that as you are crusing with the keeping the gas p...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1741T
Jag techs,I need your help.This car was towed in and only running on 3 cylinders.The problem is I do not have any fire on cylinders 1,2,3 no coil driver from ECU,verified using lab scope.Checked ECU from a known good car,no change.Also swapped all coils just i... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L starter VIN: SAJEA51C53
Got a 03 X type with intermittent no start condition. I have ruled it down to bad ground to starter relay. Starter clicks in and out and voltage spikes at solenoid. If I add a ground to starter relay it turns right over. From what I can tell that wire goes to ...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12653
Vehicle initially came in with a concern of surging,stalling and hard to start. Allowed vehicle to idle to verify. Engine stalled. Won't start. Waited five minutes, vehicle started right up. While monitoring the tach gauge, needle dropped to zero and engine st... Trouble codes: P0335
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L door locks VIN: SALPV1643Y
I have this Range Rover HSE with following problem: All door locks close and open intermittently. When customer is driving the car or even when the car is parked with keys not in the car, the locks are cycling ON/OFF making customer crazy. With Autologic I can...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JT8BF28G9X
Hello all!This car looses its brake pedal when the brakes get hot.The brake warning light does not come on when this happens.Warning light does work.I was thinking master cylinder,but the light not coming on has kind of baffled me.
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L auto height control VIN: JT6HT00WXY
I have checked for codes and system has none, gone through manual bleeding procedures and electronic bleeding procedures. I've tested the motor and relay and everything appears to be working. I can't find pressure specifications, scanner is showing between 140...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Shift Lock VIN: 17P0216081
Hello, I have difficulty finding a good wiring diagram for the shift lock system on this vehicle. The shift lock solenoid/servo buzzes when the engine is running and the brake is applied. The solenoid does not buzz with the key on and engine off(brake applied...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Extreme hard start VIN: 1YVHP80D24
a used car dealer brought this gem to us. an auction bargain that needed an engine. we replaced the engine with a really low mile(3k)used engine. when attempting to start it up after the engine install we had no crank. problem found 125a main fuse blown.replac...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L 3-4 shift-no shift VIN: WDBJF82G3Y
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Start, No MIL lamp/koeo VIN: 1MELM5041R
Hey everyone, Thought that I had this vehicle fixed on the first attempt,but no such deal. Vehicle came in on the hook, died while driving and would crank over but no start. Initially put scanner on it and found no communication,and the cooling fan comes on lo...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T7X
Hi guy's i took over this villager w/ o2 heater codes b1s1+b1s2 And a knock sensor code, cleared codes + only po135 came back,so replaced b1s1 o2 And not only this code came back again but after 2nd drive cycle the po325{knock code} came back. I checked 12volt... Trouble codes: P0135, P0325, P0141
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: JN8AR05Y3T
Hi all! We have the above metioned Pathfinder in our shop. The truck has a hard multiple missfire above 2500rpm. My Snap On scanner on Gen. OBD does not want me to access mode $06 to determine individual cylinder missfire. My question, could a faulty knock sen... Trouble codes: P0300, P0325
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L trans VIN: 1GHDX03E8X
The trans slips and shudders in 1st and 2nd gear when taking off from a stop.This only happens during the first minute of driving.I can start and stop during that first minute and the trans will slip every time.Upshifts are very late during this time.After tha...

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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L key fob VIN: 2HNYD28427
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUED64B4Y
had 4 [...] where right about where the input sensor was i replaced it but it was still the same. i am now in process of tracing wires to find out why no signal. suspect tcm but not sure how to test. thx all for help.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L electric window VIN: WBAGH834XY
Thanks again evryone who replied. The anti-trap strip connector got pushed off to the side and didnt get plugged in.
1988 Buick Century Custom 2.8L no ign spark VIN: 1G4AH51W2J
well thanks for all the help as a # of responses it was indeed a intermittent short in the shielded wire lead from the crank sensor to the ign module, was able to find it using a wiggle test, replace d the wire and problem solved, thanks again
1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on, FIXED O2 VOLTAGE VIN: 1G4NJ52T4V
Thanks to all that replied. Removed every ground I could find and cleaned. Erased codes and this seemed to cure all problems. Thaks again. Nate Trouble codes: P0134.
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K2U
Thanks for all the replies they were all helpful.We ended up rplacing the charcoal canister and the fuel tank. The canister was dripping fuel out. The customer couldnt remember if the check engine light was on or not before it died. Also it maybe poss the tank...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WS52J3Y
Hello to all. A special thanks to all that read and replied to my post. I had to give up on this one. My confusion was getting power to the crank fuse and relay,thinking the BCM was OK. It was not. Customer had it towed to a local shop( I suggested Dealer) and... Trouble codes: U1000, P1630, B1001, B3102.
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 3G5DB03E52
Dont know if its fixed yet but after the many replies I put an ignition switch in.We let the customer take the car for now.Thanks for all of your help. Jon
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L radio VIN: 1G6DM57N83
appears to be the module for the attenna put a remote antenna in it and it worked ordered unit and cust has not returned yet i will update when i get him in here
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 8XF5126801
Thanks guys for all your help. It put me in the right deriction. What I found was a power problem to the burn off module that supplies power to maf for operation. Restored power to module & that did the trick.It was another reminder to not over-look the basics... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor high).
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1GCCS1444V
thanks to all the guys who took time to help out..it turns out that who ever installed the radio had made spaghetti out of the wiring..since i had cut the gn/wt wire feeding the radio and cluster,I thought it couldnt be the radio..however they had tagged one o...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBJK34JXW
The balance pump was found to be the culprit. As far as the gas gauge goes the carter tech told me that the gauge is the average of the two tanks together. thanks for your help.
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L password VIN: 1GCGK24J9Y
mostevery one said the same thing however the the code did not reset and the truck failed one more time while the customer had it. it has not failed to start in over a week I will post again if any further info.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Well I would like to thank everyone who replied. Just reassured me. The vehicle 4wd is engaging properly now. The GM dealership acted strange when we picked up. I think they figured out that it was nothing we did that damaged any of the TCCM's. After all ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Braking VIN: 2GCEC19T44
replaced the bpmv, valves stuck in old one reblead system and have great pedal with abs system working
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46R8Y
thanks for fast response.most leaned towards the output speed sensor and that was the problem.couldnt believe how reasonable the price was.
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2C3HH56U6Y
The problem went away and the customer has not experienced this problem anymore. I wigged the wire harness going to the BCM and I also hit it a few times with a rubber hammer. This may have temporally hidden the fault. If it happens again I will take a look in...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L engine VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
First I'd like to thank Paul from Texas and Brian from Indiana for their input. You both were right on target. The chain drive to the balance shafts (didn't know this motor has them, again thanks) was stretched and slapping the side of the block. So glad this...
1992 Dodge B250 5.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB21Y6N
Thanks for everyones help. Reindexing the dist. solved the problem. Had to find another 3.9 or 5.2 to make a template for the V8 mark on the balancer, it was so rusted that couldn't read the marks. This is the second time I have used IATN and both times there ...
1993 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L alternator VIN: 3B4GE17Y4P
Hi all, A little late closing this one out, kinda forgot about it. Well first of thanks to those who replied, unfortunatly, I was not able to resolve the problem. What I did do however, was rewire the alternator field coil 12v+ wire to a [...] source direct f...
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1B7G2ANX1S
Well this one is fixed ! The problem was the chinese brake drums. I dial indicated the axles and found them to me less than .005 out of round . I knew that it wasnt the axle so I had a Durango in the shop with the drums off so I threw them on this truck and th...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L 1-2 shift, range slection, rev limiter VIN: 1D7HU18Z12
This truck is fixed. We ended up replacing the the valve body with a rebuilt one. Three replies suggested we had lost 2nd gear possible due to a band adjustment or wear. We checked the band and found it to be a little lose but not worn. we did adjust it to...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L35
Thanks to all that replied.Almost everyone said just change the egr valve,the said these are a problem and a lot of them go bad.The way to check it correctly is with a chrysler scan tool.The valve is right there in front but the bottom bolt is a pain to instal... Trouble codes: P0404 (No flow detected from egr).
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L tensioner pully VIN: 1FALP54Y2N
Thank you for all who replied. While Dayco & Gates do have a vast listing of pullies and are a good source to go to with this sort of problem, they did not have a good replacement pulley for this Taurus SHO. The bearing on this pulley has a 20mm bore (most ...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Converter/Pump VIN: 1FTJS34H3P
An overwhelming number of responses referenced the issue of overheating with this transmission.I would like to thank all that replied.The fix was to install an aftermarket cooler assy.I installed the largest one that i could find.Upon driving the vehicle,the c...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU24E5W
Had keys reprogramed and regain fuel presure only but no spark. Changed out crank sensor and vehicle runs. Thank all for help. Trouble codes: P1240.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L hermonic balancer VIN: 1FTPE2426W
We checked the belt tensioner, put in a new timing set and harmontic balancer and have run the engine again. We still have not isolated the problem but all seems good at this time. Did find that the wrong ecm was in the vehicle and we are changing that at this...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L clutch VIN: 1FAFP4445W
seems most of the time the clutch coil is at fault replaced with no change found out the signal to the constant control relay was being shut off by the pcm after a few seconds of running. Further fault tracing indicates possible bad pcm customer declined repla...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Brakes Locking Up VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
well i went back to the begining. tested vehicle as i would have if no repairs were done. i found after checking K3 though the trouble tree noticed that voltage to C1041-2 was greater than 10volts (10.3 volts) replaced the antilock control module and so far so...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L starter VIN: 1FMFU18L83
I only post this as not fixed since I don't have a definitive answer yet. I had five replies. Most asked about a cracked flexplate which as I had stated we have checked with each starter. One guy said to recheck the wiring he is a ford tech and stated that the...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Instrument cluster warning lights VIN: 1FAFP55U53
I spoke to the customer today and he hasn't experienced any problems. But due to the intermittent nature I'll call this a probable fix. I replaced the ignition switch. I also took the switch apart but the contacts looked only slightly worn. The replies suggest...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU62K54
Well the customer returned with the next needed repair, Unrelated to prior visits. Scanned the vehicle for @#%$$ and Gigles. No codes present. Tried to contact Ever wear (the brand we use for our induction/fuel system cleaning) talked to 4 different people... Trouble codes: P0106, P0401.
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L wheels VIN: 1GKEK13RXV
90% said alginment sae angle,put 4 new tires and algnment with no change.others said transfer case still locked but was not so.i am at a complete loss the customer opted to take it,lots of time into with little to show.sorry i could not provide more info.
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GTAG35R5X
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L voltage VIN: 1HGEM22572
Well the fix was not what i expected The cust took the car to a dealer they replaced the alt i put in with a new one of theres makes no sence to me i had no voltage on that wt/bl tracer wire one of the responsies i got from other techs said i should have 5 ...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D1R
To everyone that responded to my issue, I thank you a ton for taking time out of your busy days to respond. I checked out the ECT and Crank Sensors...looked at the injectors again, was about to send them out to get them checked out. Looked for vacuum leaks, ... Trouble codes: 45 (Injector Leak).
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: JACDJ58X22
As of today, the Trooper is running very well. In checking for corrosion in the terminals at the PCM, none was found. After re-installing the connectors, the vehicle ran great. The PCM retained the codes but ran well. After erasing this batch of codes they... Trouble codes: P0101 (p1125-), P1125 (p1295-), P1295 (p1299-), P1299 (p1310-), P1310 (p1326-), P1326.
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L 3rd gear VIN: JM1BK14335
cusomer took vehicle to mazda, and they're fixing it under warranty. thanx for all the help!
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L readiness monitors VIN: WDBRN40J73
The Customer slowly getting nervous ,so we have to give the loaner car to drive until we're be able to make all the readiness monitors reset. It only one SAI : secondary air injection is not ready. Unfortunately this one is a C230 compressor,so it doesn't have... Trouble codes: P0456 (evaporation system leak detected very small leak).
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM84J2V
thanks to all who said look under the coil assbly. sure enough there it is, i did not look close enough and mistook those as being coil related. wiggled connector and temp reading matched engine temp. fixed for now unless sensor or connector are intermitten... Trouble codes: P0115.
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