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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L VSA light abs light VIN: JH4KA9652Y
Car came in with both the abs and vsa lights on . my scanner will not pull any codes so i pulled them the manual way . i got a code 15 and i belive it is the right rear wheel speed sensor. But my question is will that cause the VSA light to come on also . I tr...
1965 Chevrolet corvette 327CID axle shaft VIN: 194675S115
ok vette guys i need help. installed new u-joints in lr axle had to replace spindle flange because it was sprung could not get both u-joint snap rings in. bolted flange and axle shaft to wheel flange the u-joint caps on the diff. side are 1/8 to 1/4 away from ...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Master cylinder VIN: 1GDHC34K5R
Help, This is a 1 Ton company vehicle, same driver every day. It came in with clutch out, replaced all componants including flywheel. Came back in a week with the master cyl broken about 2 inches from the end on the cylinder. we have installed several differen...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 2GCEC19K3R
This is our work truck. This 4L60E will not shift into second gear most of the time. When cold it seems to shift properly the first few times. After that no second gear. The scan data shows the command to shift to second and the wires going to the tranny are ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L 1-2 and 3-4 shift VIN: 1GNFK16K4S
I put the whole story in the related repair history.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L u-joint VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
Common knowledge is some GM u joints are non-servicable---some are serviced at 7500 mile intervals---I had a customer whose drive shaft u joint failed on a trip. We were the last shop he had been to for an oil change. We did not lube the drive shaft, it has gr...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GREC19T4Y
Truck came in with cold hard start and poor drivability cold for 1/2 mile. No codes. Seems to be running lean but I cant catch it on scanner. After 1/2 mile of driving it is fine all day. We first Cleaned the fuel injectors and it starts faster hot but no chan... Trouble codes: N0N
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCHK29163
Hi everyone, Our first Allison here and it isn't going to good, We originally got this one a couple months ago and the clutchs were burned, the owner had been stuck with it and said it acted up after that so we did a overhaul on it replacing the clutchs, seal ...
2004 Chevrolet astra .0L Lighting VIN: 93CTMO8L34
Hello everyone this car is made out of the country and i don't have any info on it. I have two issues, one should be easy the other should be really easy. first I would like to know what coolant is reccommended in this car, the customer is insistant on changin...
2007 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KK53G87
My Alldata online has no codes or maint info on this 2007 car. Using the 2006 information for this problem I've got conflicting information between firing order (showing #1 on the right bank) and print # 8W-30-10 (showing O2 2/2 being the right rear sensor). B... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1), P2099 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 2)
1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L 1-2&2-3 shift VIN: JB3EX74CIM
Has anyone out there ever worked on these transaxles.I am running into problems with overhaul information and parts.The manuals are saying units cant be taken apart.Must replace the entire unit.The dealer only lists a unit.I have been looking online and some a...
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3ES42C3S
Hi Dodge Neon Tecs. This Dodge Neon came in on tow truck for not running. Went out to car and started but died when foot was removed from pedal. With light foot pedal, slipped into drive and car was fine. Got into shop and found 2 vacuum lines split near or at... Trouble codes: P1294 (Target idle not reached)
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L cylinder head VIN: 1B7KF23COT
This motor has coolant seaping out passenger front of head gasket. I would like to know if there are any repairs other that pulling the head and replacing the gasket. customer has had this leak for over a year and its slowly getting worse.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP4438W
HELPPPP!!!Towed this van in as a no crank. Got to shop cranked right up. While cranking noticed a noise checked and found cracked flywheel center. Replaced flywheel and road tested during road test started bucking & skipping. Back in shop hooked up scanner no ...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES46C9Y
this vehicle is very interesting it came in as a no start. the starter pulses instead on just cranking straight. i jumped the relay and it cranked solid but no start. no codes. i searched to find the ground supplied by the pcm is flashing the ground on and off...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Starting
We have a 02 neon that intermittently dies out with no codes when coming to a stop (very randomly, am unable to duplicate) It also has a no crank condition with power to dash and radio but no crank? Neutral safety switch good (when in crank position radio does...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start, no bus,no communicat VIN: 2B7HB11Y32
came in as no start,has no bus message.van has no comunications.I have tested all connectors and they all have low voltage around 3.20 including ecm Replaced ecm no fix.help me please out of thoughts
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L limp mode VIN: 1B4GP25B22
Hi minivan killing me didn't run right changed ecm [new] runs great test drive only 2nd gear code p0888 sol relay checked wiring from tcm to relay ok no comm with tcm changed tcm+relay same thing tcm no siginal to relay jump relay get hots to sol pack still no...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3D7MA48C14
truck came in with no power, poor idle, it would stall while driving and it would have to sit for a few minutes before restarting, then it would stall again. i put a new intank transfer pump in and injector pump and now the truck wont stall but it has now powe...
2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3L Unknown VIN: 1B3JZ69Z56
Hello to all. I am posting this in hopes that someone has ran into this situation befroe. Customers compaint is that in 5th gear (crusing gear on most highway except the autobaun)it will make a noise when your let off the gas for a coast situation. I said to m...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
Hi Guys, The customer complains of no power, especially when towing anything. Upon acceleration it emits solid black smoke indicating a rich exhaust. I'm thinking injector pump but I haven't worked on any diesels and the employee I have that does is on vacati...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L master cylinder VIN: 1FDKE37G6P
Fast forward to now, 2,000 miles later. (Contracter vehicle, sits on job site) No brakes, pedal goes to floor. Inspect for leaks, none. Fluid level good. Pretty obvious bad master, wrong. Two different brand new masters same exact problem. Strange, pedal feels...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37G6R
This van failed smog test for excessive HC and CO at idle. I confirmed it is running rich and idling poorly. I narrowed it down to the injector signal. It will be idling at 5 ms and the pulse width will randomly spike up to 10 or down to 0. It does this on al...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Clutch VIN: 1FARP14J8R
clutch system has some air in it and i cant get it all bleed out. i have replaced the master and slave for the clutch. the pedal feels good after pumped several times but each time i try to bleed it more the pedal isnt very good and then i have to pump it seve...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FALP42T5S
Hello to all.I am tired of fighting this ford. I have this mustang that was brought in for high idle 1500-2000. I have checked all the basics. Iac is normal and newly relaced. I have smoked this thing all the ways I know how and checked all vacuume lines and s...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4040W
found that the fuel pump fuse is not realy the fuel pump fuse but the EEC fuse and it (through the CCR) powers everything injectors, evap system, PCM, O2 heaters, EGR solenoin, IAC,MAF. manny of these I have disconected and the short still exists. has anyone o...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise on accel VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Howdy All, This truck has a noise on acceleration when cold and in gear that sounds like an exhaust leak, or for some of us old timers, reminds me of a heat riser fluttering. The noise will stop after 3 to 5 seconds, almost sounds like something controlling, ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX08L8Y
i am replacing the engine in this vehicle, it had a miss when it came in. i would like to test the coils while they are out and replace as necessary. does anyone know the procedure for checking them out of the vehicle?
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L dipstick tube VIN: 1FTNF21L21
hello ford guys!! the dipstick tube broke off flush with the engine block. it apairs that we will have to drop the oil pan inorder ro remove what is left of the tube. is this the case or is there some "secret" we don't know yet. we don't think thar removing t...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17211
Hello iatn members! Thank you all so much for your help in the past. I have learned so much! I have a 2001 ford F150 4.2l eng. I have the following symptoms, hard to start when cold (long cranking time), bucks and lacks power around 70 75mph,and p0172 code lea... Trouble codes: 1 (p0301 misfire cyl 1), 2 (p0172 rich bank 1)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L starter VIN: 1FTYR44V82
hello everyone this is a 02 ford ranger 3.o engine code "U" just out of the blue it will not crank the dash lite s up and the warning lites come but NO CRANK like it s in drive or something yes I made sure i tryed it in "N" and nothing . I also scanned the vec...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L right front hub VIN: 1FMFU18L13
This Expedition came in with a noise in the right front but only when the a/c was on, so we installed a new compressor and belt tensioner and the noise was still there. I finally heard the noise coming from the right front hub and installed a new hub with no d...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs main relay VIN: 2FMZA51463
Need help from Ford tech.My component locator will not identify the ABS relay in the under hood fuse relay box.Thanks
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U65
Im driving myself crazy with this ford ranger. It has a lean code p0171 and a slightly rough idle. ive smoke tested the intake hot, cold, in between and no leaks. Checked compression and engine vaccum thinking recessed valve seats but everything checks out ok.... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L heater VIN: 1GKCS13W7W
No heat most of the time. then great heat. A years ago this truck came in with the same symptoms. Flushed the system and the heater worked great. Came back a week ago,with no heat. Being that the dex-cool was only 2 years old we just flushed the heater core. n...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1GKEK13R7X
hello friends. we have this 99 yukon with inop. 4WD. the switches on the dash seem to work,as they all light and blink once with ignition cycle. we found a bad connector at the transfer case encoder motor, and replaced it. fuses are good and circuit is getting...
1999 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L engine lifter noise VIN: 3GKGK26J1X
hi and thanks for reading my post. this 99 gmc is a regular customer. we did the lifters about 6 months ago all of them because it was ticking and they were falling apart. well, he was out of town for about 3 weaks, and the veh sat in his driveway while he wa...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L heater VIN: 3GKEK16Z02
car came in with complaint of no heat in front, that is true, rear heat ok no front heat, checked temp of heater hoses going into and out of core almost 25 degree difference, problem solved--i wish-- 3 days later after removing dash and installing new oe heate...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8244T
We are stumped on this and in need of some thoughts. When the car first came in we pulled the code 1509. Through all testing from aldata and honda service express web site,we determained that the iac valve was bad. Customer picks car up and brings it back 2wee... Trouble codes: 1509 (A problem with idle air control valve IAC circuit)
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16311
Hi everyone, Need help with this Civic. Vehicle is at another shop, there was an attempt to steal the vehicle, ignition lock busted and they broke the immobilizer antenna in the Immobi. Receiver unit. Parts were replaced and i was called to program this vehic...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Car VIN: JHLRD78955
The vehicle got towed in on Thursday they got gas and it would not start after. Tested the fuel pressure. Fuel pressure is good.The vehicle cranks but will not start. Installed known good crankshaft sensor. Sensor was good. Tested for injector pulse and spark....
1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: KMHCF34T0V
This car will not run the readiness monitor for EVAP PURGE inn spite of performing Hundai's OBD-II Readiness Test Drive Cycle three times.No codes set;car runs fine.Any help would be appreciated.TISH
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2241W
Tested Oil pressure within specific range, removed cover, tensioner on right lower was pumping up, no oil feeding tensioner. If any known problem with th is type of repair would help. Thanks, Angelo
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA01T23
replace rear disc brake pads and calipers, bleed brakes i have low to no brake pedal and parking brake will not apply, warning lights come on. (red brake light) parking brake is electronic. question, since i only did the rear brakes due i have to bleed the fro...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: J4GZB8SXPC
Came in with no start replace cam sensor and ignition coil moved dist like tsb calls for. every thing A ok customer even say more power then ever how ever he has blown 2 neihoff coils this, this vehicle already has the pintail wire upgrade and the coil with ro...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S4P
This Jeep has been to other shops and a dealer. It requires long cranking time before it starts. On key on, fuel pressure reads zero for about 15 or 20 seconds, it will then get full pressure and it will start. This occurs any time the fuel pressure drops to z...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L rke key fob VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8T
hi fellow members. i need to replace a defective key fob (old part #[...]. my problem now is i can't program the new one (using the DRB3) the bcm shows programming in progress but not...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
This vehicle has an intemitant stall, no start, hard starting condition. When this occurs the ASD relay is buzzing like a door buzzer. If you unplug the ASD relay the cooling fan turns on and the A/C clutch clicks on. In testing we found the ground side of the...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L turn signals VIN: JT8UF11E5N
i need help on this one. i have a nightmare on my hands. this one will blow the fuse for the turn signals when u turn on the left signal. ive checked the bulbs, hazard switch, comb. switch and all is fine.my wiring diagrams aren't the best for this model.i can...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L No electrical power with the car accesories VIN: 1L1FM81W74
Customer called that the driver reported that all accesories and power was lost in the vehicle, and that it hardly made it back to the parking garage. When I arrived, scanned the engine without any active nor inactive codes. Checked the battery load that teste...
2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12CXY
the truck wouldn't start. it had been sitting awhile. checked spark: OK, no fuel pressure. after checking power and ground to pump replaced fuel pump. truck sat several days over weekend before attempting to fire. when trying to start. fuel pump was still not ...
2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J03
van has a miss fire under load at part throttle when hot not cold and not at full throttle. checked ohms reading on all 6 coils primary 0.8 ohms cold 1.0 hot secondary is 5.6 k ohm cold 5.9 hot. code 305b cyl #5 mise fire was present moved cyl #5coil to #7 cyl... Trouble codes: 305B (cyl5 miss fire)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L gauges, instrument lights VIN: WDBA48D0JA
Car came in with no turn signals, replaced hazzard switch and flasher. Turn signals then worked but buzzer would pulse with signals when door was opened, like an open ground. Checked every ground that I could find voltage drop and ohm circuit. Dash with xtra...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T7V
Car was towed in for no start about one month ago. Security light was flashing. This system does not have the chip in key .I did the relearn and car would start some of the time.When the car would not start I could wiggle the key switch around and after a few ... Trouble codes: 1629 (theft deterrent crank signal fault)
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L cam, crank sensor VIN: 1P4GP44G8W
replaced cam and crank sensor plugs, wires, coil, fuel filter and egr valve took to dealership and said it was wirng harness related checked and all looks good. still has code p1391 and cuts out intermittent need any other sugggestions. tired of spending time ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L engine VIN: 1G2NW52E5Y
first repair: vehicled failed co2 test. replaced head gaskets, t-stat, head bolts, had heads machined and checked for cracks and resurfaced. reassembled with all new gaskets. returned to customer. ok for about a week. car returned doing same thing. overheat an...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L security system VIN: 2G2WP55226
this vehicle was towed in for a cranking over no start and sometimes it would start and run for 20-30 seconds then die. there were no codes in the ecm, bcm or any other module. so we decided to put a cyl. lock and switch in--but we have the same result. i have...
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Crankcase VIN: WPOJB0922E
Vehicle was brought in with Oil Pan Gasket leak after replacing Gasket oil level stick pushes out of tube when driving which is caused by positive crankcase pressure, which was the cause of the oil pan gasket blowing out. Compression test was performed all cyl...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L fly wheel area VIN: YS3DD58N6X
Hey all you Saab yechs out there I am having trouble with a noisey engine/transaxle. The noise is a conatant ticking sound that I think I have pinpointed to the fly wheel area. I have a electronic stetascope tha I use and the noise is stongest where the two un...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil VIN: YS3ED48E11
Vehicle came in months ago with external coolant leak. Dissasemble and found one of the head bolts loose (have seen this before). At the time I can't honestly recall if there was any external oil leaks, it doesn't really matter. I'm trying to figure out why th...

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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUML44E14
After bringing the vehicle to an Audi dealership they couldn't find a problem. They replaced the bearing for the third time with another OE bearing and the problem went away. thanks to everyone that replied.
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4329W
After getting the vehicle passed the emissions, the customer does not want to go any further at this time. They are ok with driving the vehicle. They will return to me as soon as they get more time to spend on the vehicle. All the information is helpfull in th... Trouble codes: P1519 (Variable Cam timing VANOS).
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K1X
replaced the ecm and all is fine so far thanks to all that replied !!! when I scoped the injectors I could see #6 drop out so I replace the ecm for a bad driver circuit Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2G4WB52K63
I have not fixed the vehicle yet. Problem is very intermittent and I'm leaning towards a rebuild because of the miles. Most posts suggested replacing pressure control valve.
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L rocker bolts VIN: 2G4WS52J63
we repaired the threads (heli coiled) on 4 of the 6 rear rockers, since only 2 would tighten to 24 ft lbs. added a little thread locker, and started it up. ran very well. thanks for all the help!
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14K9N
Thanks for all the replies. It turns out that we were following a lost cause. The customer just wanted the initial problem of running rough fixed. We thought the other problem of the misfire was related to that problem. Turns out the truck has been doing t...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation VIN: IGNECI6K7P
Hello and thank you all this suburban is fixed. A couple of you suggested I look to the distributor for cracks or arching and I found the rotor was starting to be worn down on the outer edge. When I was removing the rotor that is when I found the slop in the...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L egr ports restricted VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I recieved many replies on this one about using close hangers etc to ream this out. Also some were lighting the carbon up with a torch etc. Scares me, but will trust that works. I found that this one was ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W4V
Many thanx to all who responded. Sam from AR brought up inj. issues and also dist. cap problems. The cap had already been replaced before I got the truck from another shop. I had already installed a new inj. in cyl. #2 position as well with no change to sympt... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19R8V
This vehicle has not come back yet for further diagnosis.Some techs suggested the injector system, and I am leaning in that direction.Other than that, most suggestions were the usual common items. Thanks for all the help, Dave
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Automatic Door Locks and Loss of Key Fob Memory VIN: 1G1YY32G4X
Thanks to all who replied. The customer decided to trade the car off
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1944Y
after 2 crank sensors i tighend the pins in the ecu connector and havent any more probs we will see the dealer had already put the icm on the car thanks for the help Trouble codes: 335 (ckpcircuit).
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Run Stand
I received a few good replies on this one. Most helpful suggestions included the use of bypass modules for theft deterrent systems. I chose to go with modules from fortin electronics. After wiring all of the computers and anti-theft systems, I was able to u...
2003 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.0L no fuel
well the truck is fixed with 2 problems found.problem 1 The new aftermarket sending unit wand is one inch to long. and there is a very narrow window for it to move it was stuck at empty.the next problem is alittle strange.there are three wires i was testing ,...
2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L wire harnesses VIN: 1GNDU03E54
When you lift the carpet to find 2 gallons of water and a thriving colony of slime mold, you know there is a major problem. Haha. Wash hands frequently. ... ... In this case, the sole source of the water was A/C condensation. I had just finished drying ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Front wheel Drive Axle Yokes VIN: 1B7HF13Y4J
Thanks again for all the advice...at first I couldnt figure out why the axles yokes were damaged...Was it the u-joint failure? No, it was actually the bearing hub assy. They gave new meaning to the word slop...so much that the drive axle stub ends were wobblin...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
thanks d3n1,Tom,Mike,Patrick,Ralph,Robert,John,Shawn [...]. He Hit the nail on the head. The orange wire going to transmission on the secondary 5 volt was grounding out to the ground wire at the trans connector due to exposed wires....
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L oil pressure gauge VIN: 3B6MC3666Y
Yes it was the oil sender , I checked for the 5 volt ref signal it was good with key on , I also checked the ground it was also good...I crossed the 5 volt ref wire with the ground wire and at times the gauge would go 3/4 of the way up just for a few seconds a...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Cruise Control VIN: 1BCM33661J
Hey! This is fixed! What we found hinges on two things: Not paying complete attention to the information on our scanner, and aftermarket parts. While pulling (what little is left of) my hair out, I went over the schematics for this vehicle again. I notice...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Starting VIN: 2B4GP44321
We sent the pcm out to be rebuilt and they sent it back because it was to far gone the rebuilder said, just got a new back today, pluged it in and fired right up,thanks for all the help.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18D83
Vehicle had a roken valve spring on passenger side causing all the problems running rich stalling out thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0172.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 1st gear slippage VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
sorry for the delay i wanted to be sure it was fix .Thanks to all that took their valuable time to help me like most of you said i replace the vale body and also one of the ring of the center support was damaged i change both problem solved Thanks again
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630W
Hello group. Thanks to all who replied. The repair for this vehicle was the exhaust cam gear would not return to full advance after the computer would retard it. This caused my cam timing to be at a negative 12 degrees at idle. After I replaced the cam gear, t... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT Over retarded Bank 1).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMCU03181
sorry so late but customer flaked out. when i first looked the car over i did clean throttle and do idle relearn. it did not help.I don't know if it had vac leaks but certinly a possabilty. also found a tsb for new iac and pcm calabration but could not go furt...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trim VIN: 1FAHP36392
Thanks to Victor, We checked the EGR and sure enough the valve leaked down and got stuck a couple of times. The car is MIL free. Thanks fellas Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vehicle security module VIN: 1GFWERTGR2
i replaced the cluster and the door ajar switches in both doors. reconfigured all modules. the door ajar switches were for a 01 ford f250 not a 02 f250. the vin for the vehicle said it was a 02 but i had some problems getting the right modules and switches.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNF20L03
First Iwould like to thank all of you for helping me on this truck,this was a good one.Special tanks to Bill from michigan,Dale from new york,Joe from mass,but most of all NICK from ohio,he said to check the fuel tank to see if the tank was drained or cleaned.... Trouble codes: P0155 (ho2 [...]), P1409 (evp ctrl crt falt), 0174 (system to lean bank 2), P1460 (wot ac cut out ckt), P1747 (pres ctrl sol short epc ckt), P0443 (evap sys purg ctrl val).
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FAFP53U64
Thank you all for the quick responses. I really love this site you folks are great. It turned out to be air trapped in the cooling system. I jacked the front of the vehicle up and bleed the system out as instructed by the email's and my problem went away. I kn...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L noise VIN: 1FTRF12W84
Well, so far no luck. This is a regular customer so sooner or later the gremlin will probably appear. Thanks for the time.
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Dual heater/AC controls in cab VIN: 2FMDK49C37
Thanks to all the folks who replied to this heater control problem. Our Ford dealers could not even supply a part number for the HVAC control module. The replies we received supplied the part number and agreed a HVAC module was the best solution with no For...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB766XM
We pulled old tank and found baffle came loose and knocked strainer off pump inlet. Bought good used tank less pump and the big "O" had a pickup screen in stock. Installed with same amount of gas and this "long time in coming" fix is in. Without the remote in ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil light, battery light VIN: JHMCB7640M
Thanks for the help all of the fellow techs sent me. The vast majority said the alternator was the most likely cause, and many said they had the same problem and an alternator fixed the issue. Unfortunately the customer is in the middle of selling the vehicl...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7651P
Thanks so much to all who responded to my cry for help. The fix was what the voice in my head kept saying . . .Distributor. I received so many replies. Good suggestions all, most said distributor, fuel injectors, aftermarket O2, EGR ports or valve, timing b...
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Runs Rich VIN: JACCH58E6L
The help I received on this one was to check the fuel pressure and the injectors for stuck open. Well we had checked this already many times. We did not fix this truck mostly because I was tired of the customer asking how much it was going to cost when I did...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CH58V57
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1J4GZ48S8W
I found that this vehicle had been submerged in water earlier in life. The fuse and relay panel under passenger side kick panel was rusted and corroded. Took this all apart and cleaned all terminals and replaced the interior lights relay. So far no more proble...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L inst panel VIN: 1L1FM81W7X
Thanks Guys! I replaced the speed sensor and so far everything is operating normal
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32W2R
This one are very tought. In fact I got the wrong way because of the code 058 description (igntion descontinuity). I was thinking about a primary igntion circuity problem. Problem was just a bad cyl 5 ignition wire. There is a unusual HFM strategy on this... Trouble codes: 058 (Ignition stage 2 T1/2 cyl 2 discontinuity), 059 (Ignition stage2 T1/2 cyl 3 discontinuity).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: WDBJF65W91
For 15 years working with imported cars it is not usual to me to not repair a car. Sometimes the work is hard but the solution is reached at the end. On this case it was different. Car still have problem even after replacing 02 sensors and MAF. There is no ef...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
3 replies, This vehicle has not acted up since. We have talked to the rebuilder and he is willing to look at the cluster again. Customer wants to wait until he can be without truck for a while. Sounds like these have this issue. The replies indicated that if t...
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