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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18282
The main reason for this request is to see if anyone has any information on a p1399 for this vehicle. Any of my sources (snap on, alldata, etc) tells me nothing for this vehicle. I get misfire codes turning on the check engine light, always accompanied with a ... Trouble codes: P0304, P1399
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC68D11
We have checked the camshaft sensor to crankshaft corolation. It appears the the camshaft signal comes in just before the crankshaft rising signal. so we tried to check the camshaft timing but alldata has us a bit confused as to how to time the camshafts. We a... Trouble codes: P0012
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 ...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L limp in VIN: WBAAV53421
hey guys this bmw came in a couple days ago for shifting issues. i drove it and it seemed to be in limp in mode starting out in a high gear, but when you get to the sweet spot of that gear it seemed to run just fine. the transmission indicator and check engine...
1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G4WB54T3P
I hope someone has run into this before. Ihave this buick with an ecu that still runs the car but has issues with the cel driver. I got a reman delco from the dealer and put it in and the check engine light works great. The problem is that with the new ecu it ... Trouble codes: 46 (vats)
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L rpm VIN: 1G6CD53B3N
From a stop without touching the gas pedal the vehicle will slowly accel to 15 mph. When Cruising at say 45 mph and you take your foot off the pedal it will stay at that speed like it is on cruise control. We have done the relearn procedure that identifix tech...
1999 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L wheel sensors VIN: 1G6ET1295X
vehicle came in w abs lite on code c1227 r/f sensor excess wheel spd variation , replaced hub sensor assy ,customer drove 30 mil ,same code set ,cleared codes roade tested 2-20 mile trips ok, third time less than 1 mile code c 1227 and c 1228 set but sensors r...
1970 Chevrolet Malibu 350CID Master Cylinder
This guy has been my customer for 15 years. Ever since I have maintained his car, the brakes have always had a very hard pedal.The best way to describe this condition is like driving a power brake car with the vacuum hose disconnected from the booster. The ped...
1991 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14R5M
Posting for another shop so I don't have all of the data available. Runs rich at idle with 14" of vacuum. Engine temp was 150, replaced thermostat. Still rich. Smoked the engine block and got smoke out of the throttle body. Replaced the intake manifold gaskets...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L glow plug system VIN: 1GCGK24F9P
Need help again on this diesel. When cold, glow plug lite comes on and will cycle one time after. Truck starts very good. After truck gets warm, glow plug lite does not come on. Depending on how long the truck sits after warm up determines if it will start or ...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L egr ports restricted VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I have this Impala SS with the LT1 that has a P0400 stored for EGR flow problem. I can lift the EGR valve at idle and it does not even make the idle flinch. Obviously the ports are plugged bad. I removed th...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19KXR
any help appreciated, running out of ideas, am suspicious of aftermarket ecm & sensors as none of the parts are gm , had customer bring in all original parts he changed. idles very rough at idle driving down road seems fine no hesitation or surging. Trouble codes: 28 (trans press switch manifold problem), 35 (idle aircontrol motor problem)
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L no crank VIN: 2G1FP32K9V
anti theft relay not recieving ground signal, passlock key system is sending correct resistance value to BCM no broken or shorted wires at passlock. Key pellet resistance is correct with same value being recieved at BCM. No codes present. Anti theft relay has ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L b3128 code VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
This Monte CArlo sets a BCM code of B3128 LF door relay short to ground. Relay appears to be part of the BCM. You can watch the scanner data and with the key on and the door closed the door switch will randomly show open and then closed. Here is the strange pa...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCS18WX1
Ok guys this blazer will not take gas. When you try to accelerate fast it falls on it's face and misfires. All the data looks good and no codes where found. What could it be? All the spark plugs and even the o2's where white, like it's a lean condition problem...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19855
This colorado came in missing on all 4 cyl. ,evenly, cant tell that one is worse than others.Power reduced message, and MIL on. I removed the cam phase solenoid and activated it, the pintle does move. It reads 0 on scanner. I am not familiar with this engine. ... Trouble codes: P0017 (CKP-Exhaust camshaft Position), P0300 (Random missfire)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Lights VIN: 3C4FY48B42
This vehicle came in as head lights going out intermitently. Could not get it to act up in the shop so we tryed the relay first. Cust. brought it back with no change. replaced the multi funcion switch and it seemed ok for a couple of days. Then back in, hooked...
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L front end noise VIN: 2C3JA53G65
i,m hearing a rattle in front of vehicle over slight bumpy road at slow speeds, under 20 mph. have replaced strut, and completely removed front sway bar and links with no results checked and tightened every possible bolt. have checked tsb, and iatn. please hel...
1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L more power VIN: 1P3BP44KXK
Helllo fellow techs,this is a funny request and please don't laugh too hard so you can't respond.We have the above shadow,we have read in different internet sites that you can advance the cam gear 1 tooth clockwise.This is suppose to get better low end torque ...
1992 Dodge Dakota 2.5L ASD fuse circuit VIN: 1B7FL23G1N
This vehicle came in crank/no-start. ASD fuse blown. With ignition on, red/white wire (ECM pin #3. Main ECM power supply??) develops continuity to ground and blows fuse. Inspection of all underhood circuits and gnds (with harness sheath already removed by owne...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HF16Z4S
hello again fellow techs this dodge ram has a funny idle problem. Intermittantly it will drop to a low idle and surge about 400-600 rpm and at times it will go high idle and surge about 900-1200 rpm. We have replaced the IAC and the TPS and the problem went a...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L instrument cluster RNDL1 VIN: 1B4GP44ROT
When the indicator lights all light up or are blank van goes into a limp in mode and will not shift.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L i/p,headlites,wipers,etc VIN: 1B4GP44R5W
hi, all smarter-than-me-techs! got a dead bus here, 0-300mv on both bus lines, cut bus lines and bcm side both wires is flat ground,3 mv and bus side both wires go to + 2-2.5 v [hash on lab scope]looks like other modules are trying to talk. code p1695 [no comm...
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 Van 5.2L Differential VIN: 3B7HF13Y5X
has clicking/grinding/vibration noise similar to a bad bearing or bad blower motor. only in two wheel drive. in 4 wheel drive the noise goes away. go back into 2 wheel drive and the noise comes back especially when going over bumps. you can also feel a vibrati...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: N825650102
Thank in advance for your time and help. Here in the shop we have a Ram truck that we just put a used engine in and it will not start. It keeps setting cam and crank codes without appearent cause.WE dont have a scope yet,I have checked 5V ref & ground to both ... Trouble codes: 1391 (No crank signal at times), 0340 (no cam signal at times)
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...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA513XS
car runs poor at idle then all of sudden runs perfect for a few seconds then runs poor again. O2S1 reads 938 all 3 others read between 85 and 20. short term fuel trim maxed on bank 1 @ -20, bank 2 maxed @ +33. when car runs good and then runs poor again, the t...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW36F7T
It appears that the left rear two cylinders are dead during cylinder contribution test. Injectors ohm out at 3.1. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P1294 (High Side Open - Bank Two)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
can some one help me Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1MELM50UXV
Looking for help on this trans. All upshifts seem to be fine. Down shifts, as when pulling hills are OK unless you throttle up hard as if forcing a downshift. Ta this point the trans seems to hesitate for a second or two and then shift really hard. Fluid press...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L noise VIN: 1FTDF1724V
Hey guys,how are you all doing?The problem child here is a clean 1997 ford f-150 ,well kept that came in with a really bad noise when you brake torque the engine on reverse or when you first take off on drive.I was sure the flywheel was broken ,so i removed th...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3FALP1137W
Thanks ahead of time for the replies and effort. This car has me dreaming about it at night. Great customer, very understanding. Vehicle initially towed in a month ago. Found low fuel pressure, 30 psi, with low volume. Replace fuel pump. All was good for two w...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L catalic convertor VIN: 1FTR324687
thanks in advance for your help. one of the sales rep brought in their husband's truck for routine maintance. did plugs, wires, oil change, coolant flush and fuel filter. after let run for a few minutes we notice the catalic convertor was glowing red and a mil...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No power VIN: 1FDXF47F9X
Hello Power Stroke wrenches. I need some ideas on this one, This truck has no power, it starts fine and idles fine it will free rev up to 1700 RPM fine then starts to stumble and won't free rev well after that. It runs the same when driving it also. My first t... Trouble codes: P0470 (Hard code Exh Circut sensor circt fault), P0476 (Hard code Exh press control valve fault), P1298 (Memory code IDM fault), P1247, P0603 (Memory code Intern Cont Module KAM error)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L5Y
we are currently trying to locate a good used engine for this customer...simple question...what range of years of expeditions can we use a 5.4 L engine out of to get a simple swap...obviously a 2000 will work...what we need to know is will a 99 work??? 2001???...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No spark cyl 1 4 VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
Car came in 5pm tonight running on two cylinders. No spark to clyinders #1 and #4. They share the same coil pack. Check coil, ok. Also tried known good coil, still misfire. Anyone seen this problem before, I could use your help, Tom Trouble codes: P0351
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1FTNX21F91
We have this lovely F250 that has a problem that when cold and going down the road the steering whell will shake real bad like from 10-2 seems to go away when the truck warms up any help would be helpful thanks in advance
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L rack and pinnion VIN: 3FAFP11342
Vehicle has a hard popping feel and noise in steering, if steering wheel is centered, wheels straight, turn left or right and feel/hear loud pop. The kicker is only will make noise/feel with engine running(has power steering) and turn from center only. All sus...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31L12
Hello all techs, We're loosing hair with this one. The engine backfires and drops multiple cylinders on throttle snap and hard accel. We have no stored codes. Fuel pressure and volume is ok. No excessive back pressure in exhaust. We tried new coil and plug an...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vehicle security module VIN: 1GFWERTGR2
i have a 02 ford truck that has a vehicle{central} security module setting a b1352 vehicle security module bad, code. we have a ngs scan tool but the old module is dead and will not allow the vin, config data to be removed. i have replaced clusters and gem mod...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Starting VIN: 2FAHP71W56
this car has a good crank for aprox 2 minutes before start. the rest of the day no problem till morning. checked fuel pressure when started ok. any help is appreciated. thanks in advance . I left the fuel gauge hooked up in the morning I WILL CHECK PRESSURE DU...
1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GKDM19W0T
this 4.3l has misfire at acceleration, scaner reads 4.65 volts at knock sensor at idle we replace sparck plugs, wires ditribuitor, distribuitor cap and rotor, injector # 6 and upper intake gasket, egr is worcking ok, compression is 160 psi and is mising cylind...
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGCF86601
Hello,this car has excellent stopping ability, rides good and is quiet.But!!! only on right hand turns at 15 mph and above it has a rubbing type noise.Cannot tell where it is coming from.it sound like left side of car. we checked all backing plates,we machined...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil pressure warning light VIN: 1HGCG56612
Hello and thank you Honda masters. This well kept Accord came to us with a flashing op warning light. Owners manual is not present, but Alldata shows a vague (empty box in wiring diag) troubleshooting routine on the drivers side multi-plex controller. All the ...
1998 Hummer H1 6.5L front brake VIN: 137ZA8438W
So my boss has purchased this hummer and I need to know the procedure for replacing front rotors, is there enough room to unbolt the axles and then slide the rotors out, or does more stuff have to come apart ??? any help would be awsome, Sean
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Rear Air Suspension VIN: 5GRGN23U83
Looking to find a possible reset procedure for "Service Air Suspension" message on DIC (Divers Information Center). Lucky me with no Tech 2, but Modis, everything in the modis for BCM except air suspension (as usual). Customer refuses to return to dealer after...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L alternator VIN: 4S2CM58V9T
This one is a killer. We have replaced the battery. alternator and 2 pcms with junk yard pcms. We have tested all wires going to the alternator and all have the requried volts. We then went to the pcm and tested all of the pin volts and all were ok except c12 ...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no communication VIN: 4S2CM58V3V
I have here a Rodeo that I can't communicate with the ECM. Someone else (used car lot) has replaced the OBDII connection. I need verification that all the pins are in the correct position. I have Mitchell on-demand, but it shows 2 different configurations of p...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CH58V57
ok this is a nightmare truck. so help would be great or a match. truck came in with a no charge problem. customer said that he jumped started truck, and then he saw smoke at back of alterntor. checked & no charge. replace alt & battery still no charge. said it...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4849K
Went this far and got stuck. New ICM $900+. All wiring at Marelli ICM checks out save the idle switch which is inop. I have inj pulse both speed signals in and one out of the ICM yet I have no spark on either coil. When measuring the primary signal it drops do...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2J4FY19P9N
At cruise between 55&65 mph this jeep just falls flat on its face. Seems almost like its running out of gas,or vapor locking or cross fire. Never does completly stall. It runs great untill your up to those speeds. The fuel pressure is good all of the time. On ...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FT78SXT
this jeep will not idle at all please help. We have replaced all the above mentioned parts. I have tested the wires from the computer to the iac valve many times and they are all good no shorts. There is no codes in the computer at all. I can read the scanner ...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start, Stall, no dash operation VIN: 1J4GZ78Y1V
vehicle will start then stall several times and instrument panel windows and door locks are inop at the same time. try after a few minutes and will start and run fine for as long as you leave it running and the dash is working again. problem will happen 10 tim...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L steering VIN: 1J4FJ68S1W
after turning either right or left the steering wheel will not return . it will keep going in a circle.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L door lock VIN: SALTY12491
hi techs I have this 2001 dicovery here every time when I operate the power lock from the switch at the dash it kills the engine and if I use the remote door lock the rear wiper move and not all the door lock will lock I thought a ground problem . wonder if an...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW2AG9Y
hey guys i hope that you can help me out i have a mazda mpv performed head job and does not want to start 90-[...] on all six cylinders. i have not spark no fuel i have checked the crank sensor and im receiving a signal at the sensor and the computer....
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17314
Vehicle came in with check engine light on, complaint of running rough in the morning and blowing white smoke out exhaust. Scan vehicle for codes, find p0302 rotor #2 misfire. Remove spark plugs and find rear rotor plugs have rich condition (black), and to hav... Trouble codes: P0302
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L camshaft VIN: WDBCA39E4M
Hello fellow mercedes techs. I have a 1991 560sel in my shop. the customer was refered to me by another shop who diagnosed the car as having a collapsed hydraulic lifter on the #3 exhaust valve. I'm not sure how they came to this conclusion. I inspected the li...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA26D0N
Originally brought to me with no code, pulled from another shop. Client said car was setting check engine light with code for O2 sensor. I assumed it was code 5 and so installed an additional ground strap to O2 sensor, and set lambda using EHA current method. ... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor signal wire shorted to positive or ground)

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA57644
read no more other than coil pacs ( 4 ) YES 4 bad COIL PACKS!!! I Think I went about diagnosing this one pretty bad my shop replaced 2 coils about 2.5 yrs ago and plugs at that time When I went to the all data it says check compression, fuel pressure stuff...
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
Well folks it's been a few weeks now and the car remains fixed.I hate not knowing the exact complexities of the issue the why's and the whats but, like in testing the mass air flow fixed the problem,no codes have returned.Why just a misfire code on one or two ... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
1984 BMW 528e 2.7L Dash illumination VIN: WBADK7307E
Vehicle is fixed. Two of the the replies were correct. It was the printed circuit board. I was able to repair it though. The solder joint on one of the pins for instrument illumination had come loose. A solder gun and a drop of solder and its fixed. Also, I wa...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L brake lite indecator VIN: WBAAU3341F
first off i would like to thank you for the helpfull info. i did not know about the resetting off the brake lite. i was taught the only way to reset one is to replace the sensors that was bad. i dont have any of the vehicles here to try and find out if that f...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, stumbling
Thanks very much for your help guys, It WAS INDEED the low resolution crank sensor. We pulled the "Wells" sensor out and replaced it with a Delco sensor and have solved the problem. Thnaks again for your help.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: IGNDT13W9T
Hi all and thanks. Shipped this one last nite. Ended up replacing the injector and poppett on cylinder number 4 only due to cost restrictions. Took care of my miss. I needed a little boost in confidence that you guys took care of. In my haste to post this requ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24R5W
ok guys i figured it out the heads are up at the machine shop i talked to them today they ashured me they did find the problem i have been chasing the valves were hanging open due to guide problems one of the things i noticed was the big connec...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Radio VIN: 2GCEK19T2X
Thank you all! Especially Cesar, he's the man!!! I've got my tunes back! The dealer could have helped me out here, but they usually aren't that helpful to independants(the Chrysler service manager is worse, won't even loan manuals!). On my model you press 1 & ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDM19W9Y
Hey All, Well it is fixed. I ended up replaceing everything again. Put on new Delphi compressor and new drier, many o-tubes, condensor, rear exp. valve, and manifold assembly. The original compressor that o thought was a reboxed delphi was not. I got a littl...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all that replied. the cars were fixed & gone a while ago. This was a knowledge builder for future reference to find out EXACTLTY what cause for failure was. Im still digging for more info that Ill post later to this. ALLDATA listed no exact TSBs for ...
2002 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 8.1L Backfire VIN: 1GBM7H1E52
Something I did not mention was an EGR short code-P0405. I diagnosed this code and found a defective EGR Valve. The valve was actually opening when commanded but was not sending a signal to the PCM that it was. So my theory behind it was that the computer t...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L no crank, theft light on sometimes VIN: 2G1WH55K33
Sorry for the no fix to end my post, customer is in the wind, have not had vehicle back in shop I delayed posting fix because I was hoping customer would show up. I received many excellent replies some from G.M. techs including problems with lock cylinders, i...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2C4GP44303
First, Thank You Kent & Thomas [...] The Extra Help. The Van Is Gone. Looks Like The PCM Was The Issue All Along Since Other Than Checking For Shorts Or Lack Of Power On The 5 & 8 Volt Circuits, (That's What The Rebuilders Said Was Blown In The PCM) I Replaced ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L tcm module VIN: 2C4GT54L03
thanks for all the replies the problem ended up being a short in pin #55
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L low power VIN: 3B7HC13Y1S
hi guys...customer and i reviewed all replies...i had already been suggesting a plugged cat. a 200000 km it was/is due for one...i also know my mistake(see further on)...okay, once the plugs and coil were on for the no start and the crank sensor for the breaki...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L timing chain VIN: 1B4GP44LXY
Well i can't find any reason why this would have happened, maybe just a bad chain??, I am waiting for customer to decide if she is fixing this or not, big money for a '00 with 200,000 on it, if she wants it fixed i will give an update on how things worked out
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L convertor clutch VIN: 1B4GP25B11
I did not see the TCC connector, but after 2 replies said that there was one behind the dipstick tube I found it. I pulled the valve boby replaced the solonoid, cleaned tne valve boby and removed and cleaned governor.There was no evidence of TCC material in fi...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP4440S
Thank's to all, After repairing the signal return wire from the O2 sensor, we were still using the new, but "zapped", battery volt's to this O2 sensor. So, we put a new O2 in and it passed smog , all readings are good. G.T.
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N2S
Great news guys!! I have found the problem and fixed this vehicle. Some replies were questioning what scanner I was using and it was SOLUS and MT2500. Chris from Texas was very close to what the problem was. But before I read his reply I had found the O2 wirin...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L abs VIN: 1FTDF172XV
i wish i could say i knew anything about this vehicle but i did not post this question and non of my techs did either-i've been trying to find out who might have but with no luck-this question is one i never would have posted because enough info was not disclo...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Thanks all of you that replied to our plea for help. It was indeed a cam timing issue. Thanks again for the help.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 high range to low range VIN: 1FTEX18L6W
the switches, range signal and speed sensor were all good the customer was in need of his pickup and is no longer at shop. if i get an answer i will let you know. thanks to all that tried to help
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTYR10D82
I could not find the problem with this truck. I had the local Ford dealer look at it and they were clueless also. I did verify that it wasn`t a lack of fuel. O2 working ok when it had a lack of power. I pulled the valve cover and checked valve timing. It was r...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs controller? master cyl? VIN: 1FMYU93173
after taking the lines off at the master cylinder and finding suction on the rear chamber when you let up on the pedal, i replaced the master cylinder and the problem is fixed. i just learned the hard way that you really DO have to crack the bleeders on the c...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU04153
This vehicle is fixed and thanks to all who answered my request. Although the four replies I recived were all valid concerns. Thanks to Timothy,Larry,Germaine and Andres. Like I said on my post,looking for rpm on my scan tool, when the problem happend, I had ...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L brakes VIN: 1FTYR10U84
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W6V
Hey guys thank you so much for all the replies i changed fuel pump and pressure went up to 66 psi and vechicle started.Thanks again and god bless.
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG5641Y
1993 Hummer H1 6.2L engine VIN: 137XE8331P
Well this Hummer is finally fixed.It ended up being two of the injectors leaking.Quite the learning experience.Had all eight rebuilt and noise is gone.Interesting that this noise was not there before the work was done.As usual you guys came through again.Than...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L starter VIN: SAJEA51C53
Thanks to Don, Brad, Jason and Long [...] checked for bad grounds and broken cable end and were ok. Load tested battery and it was not OK. Installed a fresh battery and problem solved. I guess these Jaguars are known for this. I normally dont work on them but this...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L crank sensor VIN: 1J4GW58N93
thanks everybody for your help it turned out that the cam sensor was shorting out and since it uses the same 5 volt refrence signal as the crank, the crank wasnt recieving the correct amount of voltage at the moment the engine cranked over and cousing code p03...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22263
Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304, P0306.
1979 Lincoln Mark V 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 8Y89A91406
Sorry for the long delay, but Personal cars always come last...But almost everybody almost everybody was right. The mai fuel line had a small hole in it. There was no gas leak, but If you do a vacum on the hose, sure enough it did not hold vacum. I repla...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C200 2.0L engine VIN: WDB2020202
thanks to all who replied ,removed throttle body and found broken wiring going into idle control unit .repaired and cleaned ,car performs good .thanks again to all .
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S53
Sorry for the late post. Unfortunatly the customer never returned with the vehicle. I contacted the customer about the car and it seems he traded it in on a new vehicle. I would like to thank everyone for their input on this problem. I guess I'll never know on... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 too rich).
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D8Y
Customer decided to junk car. The four replies were all over the board. Starter, distributor, coolant sensor, and lower chain jumped time. I think the chain has jumped, but nothing conclusive. Jim [...]
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D41
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W3W
Well I'm not sure what was wrong might have been bad gas, change the fuel filter again,It ran fine for a week then came back with an O2 sensor code, it was a sensor bad.It has not acted up since.Thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: 0300 (multi cylinder miss fire).
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Alternator VIN: 2G2FV22G6X
Well I guess I will call this one fixed, vehicle has been gone with no problems. Contacted customer and he stated that no further charging problems have occured. I did disconnect the aftermarker amplifier, I will say possibly low quality aftermarket amplifie...
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