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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4C255NC0
Recently installed a used motor in this car, after start-up engine has rolling idle and slight surge at cruise under 4000 rpm. if allowed to run the ais will eventually "pop" and idle low, code 14 stored and no other codes. pinpoint tests lead to ecm, installe... Trouble codes: 14 (Idle control)
1992 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DA9369N
hi every one, i have this car with idle dropping every time that you hit the brake pedal or turning the head lights on for a few seconds and it gets back up to normal again, please let me know if any one had this problem, i connected the vacuum gage to intake ...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTC28N7Y
We are experiencing a hard start on cold start, back firing, hesitation with reduced acceleration capabilities. Engine runs better when warmed up, provided that it will run long enough to warm up. We have recieved input/suggestions from AUDI dealerships with n... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302 (po304-), P0304
2003 Audi A4 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E03
This vehicle has been running great. All of a sudden hesitation sputter and had no power. Vehicle towed in and all misfire codes were retrieved.Erased codes and test drove. Ran good for couple miles and then hesitated with check engine light on. Code po300 and... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 miss), P0302 (cyl 2 miss), P0303 (cyl 3 miss - all to p0306)
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L fuel smell VIN: WBABJ632XR
Customer complaining of a fuel smell in the morning after sitting. Checked a fuel lines, injectors, fuel tank (removed rear seat), evap lines, fuel filler and cap. No signs of fuel leakage. Smell seems to be from rear of vehicle. Any ideas would be appreciated...
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, noise VIN: WBACG63235
This is going to be kind of vauge, so please bear with me. This car has a very brief idle surge for just a few seconds at start up. Possibly coolant temp related? Doesn't do it long enough for any testing. Possibly more significant is an engine noise I can't l...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Wont crank over VIN: WBADE6328V
Car came in with no start no crank. Reprogrammed and aligned to DME then car started. Next day the same no crank problem. We ordered new EWS control unit,reprogammed with AUTO-LOGIC and realigned. The next morning the same result..no crank no start until uni...
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WF5515Y
Car cuts out or dies intermittenly cough, spits, sputter, black smoke have replaced the mass air flow sensor and the throttle position sensore due to the codes it is setting but this has not help the problem and if raise the rpms to 2000 the car will die out c...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Timing Tensioners? VIN: W06VR52R1V
A good friend of mine has a 97 Cad. Catera that was running great and she ran into a store came out 10 minutes later and car has a horrendous noise coming from right front valve cover or timing belt area...I only had it running a few seconds and it was dark ou...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1AY8782C
we got this corvette today for a no start.the car does have spark but has no injector pulse.we have power going to the injectors but no signal to fire.further checking also lead us to notice we do not have a check engine light,following a flow chart we back pr...
1991 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEV16K1M
Hello techs, any ideas?? Feels just like secondary ignition missfire, all components have been rechecked. When missfire occurs with timing light hooked up, timing seems to momentarily advance,in sync with miss. Have had at two other shops, but they cant seem t...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Lack of Power VIN: 2GCEK19H6P
Customer complaint is that it has no power and poor fuel mileage. The main problem that we have is that the knock retard PID shows 20 degrees even with the engine not running. With engine running at all RPMs it reads 26 degrees. We can't get anymore than 21 de...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Oil leak, front cover area VIN: 1G1GL52P45
Vehicle has had small leak at front of engine for some time. Got worse in last week, removed water pump and dist to replace seals. Discovered water pump bearings were out, replaced pump and seals. Still leaks at pump drive seal, any special tricks or tools to ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEK19R4V
When coming to a stop the ABS kicks in. Has new pads, rotors and sensors with clean mounting surface. ABS ring looks good with no damage. Tires good with proper air pres.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L fuel guage fluctuates VIN: 1GNDT13W81
thanks for any help we have a 2001 chevy blazer that the gas guage fluctuates excessively from half tank to empty or quarter of tank to empty and low fuel light will come on after you stop and put vehicle in park wont do this stopping at light and leaving in g...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16ZX4
this vehicle had a no start problem in march. we tracked it to a fuel pump and replaced the same. now it has a intermittant no start and the code is constant. i can not find if the code will cause the no start or not. i would not think but not sure. i can not ... Trouble codes: P0179
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L Rear lift gate VIN: 3GNEK12Z65
Help G.M. techs or anyone else replacing or trying to replace rear lift gate (tail gate) handle.. It looks to me all these plastic peices are glued together..Or mabee this top piese comes off i dont know. One of you guy,s has had to replace one of these handle...
1990 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L i/p
Owner dosen't have the owners manual. Am unfamiliar with the reset procedure for the "main't req" light. All-data is down and don't have a hard copy manual (don't think in ten years I've ever reset a oil life monitor on a 1990 Chrysler).
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X51
after replacing sensors and clearing codes, sensors work ok for less than a minute than slowly voltage rising above 0.5v and stays above all the time, st adap drop to -24%, and car runs at low rpm like it was going to die. after few minutes it desables sensors... Trouble codes: P0132 (1/1 o2 sensor shorted to voltage)
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24393
Mil has come on with code P0601, Memory error. I will admit, the info I have read on this code has not empowered me about what to do with it next. Emmision warranty expired 2000mi. ago, most things point to PCM. Any experience on this code and advice is greatl... Trouble codes: P0601
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L rotors VIN: 2B3HD46R64
We have a 04 dodge intrepid with 56k miles.The owner was complaing of his steering wheel shaking at 60mph when brakes are applied as speed decreases the shake seems to go away.This not a very violent shake or woble in the steering wheel., We repaced with new r...
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FABP44E6K
Hey guys and gals, I have this '89 mustang with a 5.0l that every time I run a KOER this idle kicks up for a split second and then nothing, the Modis just goes back to main menu. If I disconnect the iac and hold up idle the scanner will then go to snap throttl...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FDKF38F2T
Vehicle runs rough at idol and has no power while driving. On start up it runs good for approx 2 seconds, then engine light comes on and engine begins to run rough immediately. The higher the RPM the better the engine runs, but still with a miss. Scanned com... Trouble codes: P0261
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S9W
Hello to all. We have had this car in 5th time. We have replaced all the vaccume lines. Cleaned out the egr passages, replaced the egr valve, vaccume evr solenoid, dpfe sensor. Gone over and replace or checked the pcv system. We have replaced the Iac motor. no... Trouble codes: 401 (emmision control insuffencient flow)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, lack of acceleration VIN: 1FTZX172XX
Help this ones beating me down! It has a lack of acceleration and a surge right of idle. It seems like the timing is retarded. On the spark advance pid on accel it show to go as low as -10' advance. I thought I saw a problem with the pcm but after replacement ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMRU17L4X
hey guys i got a wierd one here,you ford guys may have seen this before. every time you turn the ignition on the front wipers sweep one time,they work properly the rest of the time. any suggestions appreciated thanks in advanced
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU16L3Y
vehicle was sitting on a use car lot for six months and finally sold.. Pass smog check five month ago.. Customer had truck for a week and complain no power.. Drove the vehicle to the car lot.. The sale person drove the truck to my shop with no power.. I can se...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L heater VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this Explorer here with a problem in the heater system. Whenever the temp dial is turned from cold towards warm, there is a constant clicking type noise coming from heater case area. Sounds like the door is not moving but...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F01
TRUCK IN FOR MULTIPLE ISSUES.MAINLY HARD STARTING. EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE CODE, WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS THIS, WHAT ARE GOOD BACK PRESSURE READINGS? CAN SOMEONE DO A KOER TEST on a Truck that don't have the code AND GIVE ME THE RESULTS TO POST? Looked thru archie... Trouble codes: P0541 (intake heater), P0476 (exhaust pressure control valve), P0675 (glow plug cylinder 5), P0674
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L rear speed sensor CKT VIN: 1FTSW21P25
Based on what the customer has provided us, this is a rear brake problem, where the rear brakes try to lock even when not touching the pedal. A code C1236 sets after extended driving in the rain. The dealership has replaced the pigtail at the rear end, the spe...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1HGCD7238T
My question, customer stated that the speedo quit operating a month or so ago, and he figured it was the speedo head, but then everything else quit so he brought it to me. Honda has 5 VSS's in stock so it must be a problem, but has anyone seen this and is it u...
1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1HGCF8542X
engine rpm will drop on decel to 250-300 then die at times. we can duplicate this in the shop but only with the clutch pedal pushed in. raise the rpm to 4k then let off and the idle will sometimes go to 300 and come bask to 700 or die. with clutch out and in n...
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ667XY
Hey guys and gals. I wanked to say thanks in advance for your help. The car first came in for ses light and it had a code P1456. We smoked the system and did not find any leaks so we called our dealer and he said that none of the evap parts go bad just the gas... Trouble codes: P1456 (evap leak fuel tank area), P1457 (evap leak canister area)
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Air Bag SRS VIN: 1HGCG66512
Thanks to you Honda techs for looking at this request. Hope you can help me! This car has front and side air bags. This car came in with a SRS light on. I checked for codes with my OTC scanner and found a DTC 13-1. My Mitchel program does not define it. I beli...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L charging light VIN: SAJHX1240W
Hi everyone , I need some help with this one ,i have a jaguar with a battery light on and vehicle not charging message displayed -tested charging system and had output of 65 amps at idle - checked all fuses in all 5 fuse boxes (no bad fuses) , replaced alterna...
2002 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Gauge VIN: 1J4FA29P62
I have this Jeep here that the oil pressure gauge is acting up, when it first orginally came in the oil gauge was showing no oil pressure, pressure was checked and was good, cold aound 50 to 60, hot around 25 to 35 or better, then I check the signals in and ou...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA62352
hello all Im having trouble with this kia sportage on the first start up of the day the car will run fine until you step on the gas it emediately goes into a skipping of all cylinders and stalls when you try to restart it acks like it is flooded badly the only... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering gear VIN: 1LNFM82W7W
CUSTOMER COMPLAINT:the power steering works erraticly on the road. Y ou have to consistantly watch the road, the wheel doesn't want to come back to the straight ahead position after you make a steering correction?
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1LNHM86S02
Thanks for any help I recive on this car.The customer complians that the a.c. at times blows out the passanger side hot and the driver side stays cold. I checked feron in system and it is ok. we took it to dealer and the said they could find nothing wrong.the ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA4504M
no signal to coil (-) when cold. ONLY ONLY when cold.
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2107T
Hey guys, this one is busting my chops.I passed pretty quickly through the factory tests& tests contained in modis trouble shooter.I've checked Numerous TSB's,which lead me to check for carbon particles contaminating the system...nothing.Checked the integrity ... Trouble codes: P1445 (Purge flow volume control cicuit fault)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Hello all. This is the second visit for this car. both times the customer says the traction lite & MIL come on. Also says vehicle idles a bit rough. I can't duplicate the symptom. Freeze data is as follows. RPM 800. ECT [...] Car speed 19MPH Load 38% Clo... Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition signal)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L hard start VIN: WPOCA2981Y
this one is back in and with code 446 evap. vent control. i am sorry to post this again, we thought we had it fixed with the replacement of 2 valves and a carbon canister. the problem is it only acts up when fueling. we got it in with low fuel and when you pus... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap vent control circuit)
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L front washers VIN: TS3FB49S03
The washers on this Saab are inop. I can operate them with the scanner(Tech2.) The switch signal is good(I can see it change on the scanner.) The low washer fluid switch works(I can see it change state on the scanner.) It seems to me that only leaves the modul...
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L master cylinder VIN: 1G8ZK5274T
well, after fixing cars profesionaly for ten years, i did not think a simple brake system could stump me, but i have spent too much time on this, so i need some help! i had this saturn come in with what felt like rear shoes out of adjustment. when i pulled the...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Oil pump VIN: JT5ST87K2P
Replaced the leaking water pump and the timing belt and tensioner spring. Had the oil pump mounted idler roller off for access to the water pump. Put it back together, added coolant, and ran it. BIG pressurized oil leak inside the timing cover. Removed the low...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L L/R wheel VIN: JT3DJ81W7S
Car came in with brake pulsation complaint. Rear pads were almost gone and rear discs were badly warped. We replaced pads and discs. Caliper pistons pushed back easily--no signs of sticking. Caliper guide pins were lubed and were free. Car returned the next da...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Headlights VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
In the process of testing for no low beam headlights, we lost high beams also. High beams work in the flash mode only. I have performed the switch test and relay test. They tested ok. I would be very thankful for any input.
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A7X
I`am LOST!!! I need a little volvo help guys. This is a very good customer & I really hate to tell her I can`t help her. The only complaint is a stall & slight rough idle when cold. As far as I can tell it may last 20-30 seconds. I know we have a ignition prob... Trouble codes: P1081, P0350 (ignition coil primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0355 (ignition coil e primary/secondary circuit malfunction)
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L heater fan VIN: YV1CZ91H24
customer states that heater fan ran all night, killed battery. he pulled fuse next day, drove car, found it fogging up, reinstalled fuse, fan barely worked, very anemic. later fan worked properly and has worked properly since arriving at shop. fan also turned ...

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N31
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED.Craig [...] nailed this one.was exactly how he described it.drive car at 35mph nail it to floor you should see engine load go over 85% if not replace maf.also backprobing signal wire you should see over 4.0 volts.we did not.repla... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean).
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93412
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WF52E1Y
Thanks for the many ideas and replies. Customer has picked the car up to see if he can live with it as he has too many kids to haul around for now anyhow. This thing like I said is more like a rev limiter than a fuel supply problem. Fuel pressure pops right up... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L long crank VIN: 3GNFK16T91
Group, Pressure held for a few hours, truck starts great, pressures good for now, and most importantly, customer is happy. I of course informed them that some day it will need a pump, but not today. FPR did not leak externally, but let the rail bleed down an... Trouble codes: U1301.
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31R51
The problem was fix after replacing the engine harness. i did not have time to open the loom and find the short, but shure enough that took care of the problem. Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Tip In Stumble VIN: 1GNDS13S22
Thank you to all who have responded. David from New York put us on the right track. He mention to check the cam sensor with a lab scope for correct output. With out his response I would have never had thought to look at the cam sensor because it had no trou...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L service 4wd light VIN: 1GNEK13T63
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Differential VIN: 1GNEL19X74
2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ps pump VIN: 2G1WH55K74
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L low fuel message VIN: 2G1WF55K45
After following wiring diagrams and rechecking all the connections, everything thing looked good. had no broken wires. The problem was the connector at the transmission and the power plug on the left upper side are the exact same plug. the two plugs were in...
1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B3ED56F1R
thanks to all who responded, most responses said to check ground, mechanical timing and wiring issues behind egr tube. the tech rechecked everything and found some wires rubbed through and part of the harness clamped between the engine and trans where someon...
1998 Dodge B3500 5.9L speedo VIN: 2B6LB31ZXW
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix, there was a delay in getting the reman pcm from chrysler. We installed the reman pcm and it seems well at this time. Thanks for all the help - IATN is a great tool to have!
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Starting
Well, I got the no start condition to act up once, when I had the key in the crank position,it didn't crank over, I moved the shifter from park to reverse and I could hear the starter relay click. I put the car back into park and the click happened again. I to...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Stall VIN: 1B3EL46XX4
I want to thank those who sent me replies to my problem. I'm still new to this site and am learning more about posting information. I did a fuel pressure test and had 58 psi. I tried to monitor the fuel trim but the data stream numbers were very erratic. the n...
1986 Ford F-350 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF3610G
Thanks to all who took the time to help us out here. We installed a set of AC glow plugs, and they seem to be working fine. The common opinion is to put a new controller back in the system and I tend to agree as the engine has a hard time running after a col...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJE34G3L
Customer did not bring the van back for repairs. We made several calls to the customer but he did not return our calls.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
thanx to everyone that replied to my problem. everyone was right on the money. thanx to roger for giving dorman part# price $16.80. customer declined repair until spring. was able to get heat by fabricating rod thru actuator opening and securing to heater case...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
Walked over to my old friends shop and the ranger sat in the driveway purring like a kitten. He checked the timing marks one more time and reread the proceedure one more time. When he took the bolt and washer out of the cam sprocket he could see that the keywa...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
First let me say thanks to everyone who responded. A lot of you said to check the freeze frame data and check the intake gaskets. Well, this one didn't have a freeze frame option on the MODIS and it was an OHV 4.0 not a SOHC 4.0. So, we went back to basics and... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 system lean).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L6X
Hi guys, sorry about the delay in getting back to you. After my last update the vehicle quit stalling on us. After several extended road tests it is still running ok. The customer wanted the vehicle back. We explained in detail what we had done up to this poin... Trouble codes: P1260 (Anti theft system activated), U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus).
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L right front hub VIN: 1FMFU18L13
Checked and the tires are fine, I had good vacuum to both hubs. Pulled both hubs completely apart and the inner needle bearings were fine, the right side o-ring was a little ruff so I put some sealant on that one. I installed a new vacuum actuator and so far ...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Battery VIN: 2FMDA53463
Sorry for the delay in getting back on the status. I found out that the customer is from Southern California and that the customer wanted to take their van so there may be some delays in putting time into the repair. The good news is that the rear parking li...
1996 Geo Metro 1.0L Rear wheel bearings VIN: 2C1MR2264T
I just want to say thanks for all your help, this is the first posting for help ive done and the resonses were great. Turns out when I had one of my technicians replace the wheel bearings originaly either there was not a bearing spacer or he missed it. I have...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Suspension VIN: 3GKFK16T61
We could not fix this one as we couldn't scan the system for fault codes. I have been told a dealer only tool is needed. Everything mechanical was hooked up and there weren't any obvious faults we could see. Thanks for the replies.
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S6CM58V2T
found the ecm main relay failing, did not find what the correlation would be to turn on the check trans light but the vehicle is fixed. thanks
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D72
If anyone ever finds this, we were able to loosen the covered bolt on the coolant housing, rotate it out of the way for Knock sensor replace, and reinstall the shooting match. Car runs great, as Knock was cracked up around outside shell like I have seen in Ni... Trouble codes: P0332.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: J4GZB8SXPC
thanx to all most said use dealer coil seems to be the fix Seem to be a resistor built in the oe one.
1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FT27S1R
Well, just about everyone said bearings, someone just commented "pinion bearing", well that was it. It was so pitted I could not believe it. replaced all bearings and all is well. thanks to everyone, sorry to bother you guys with such a silly question.
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L engine VIN: KNAFB16182
Thanks for the many suggestions,changing oil viscosity/grade, and the possible failure of the valve seals. The oil was changed to valvolines max life brand 5W30 as suggested by jay from illinois, and has been driven 1200km's and used nearly 2L of oil. Unfortun...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADC12584
Well as always you guys came through again. I beleive 3 people hit the nail on the head. It was the Cam position sensor triger wheel on the end of the cam shaft. The screw that holds it in place had backed off just enough to allow the trigger wheel to back ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor circuit).
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: ILNLM97V3T
Well, thanks everyone for the info and the lecture from one or two of you. This customer wanted these parts replaced aas was told by dealer. I am not on the hook for the bad diagnosis! Anyways, It was the IAC motor. On the Modis, you couldn't see it drop out a...
2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D3Y
Thanks every one for the help. The WOT starting procedure not working led me to think eighter comp failed or mech failed. The inj pulse width was at 44ms because the rt cam close to the fire wall jumped time. The tentioner pulley turns only with a great amount... Trouble codes: 400 (egr).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L timing chain VIN: WDBGA32E2P
Thanks for all the replies. A few of you were very close with the timing chain. But one part we haven't mention about it was the mechanic lose one of the hydrolic valve lifter and order a new one.This part is superseded from a newer shorter one about 2 mm diff...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L electric windows VIN: WDBRF61JX1
it is cost to much to replace the module. Customer will fix it later. thanks for help. =)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86E02
Thanks for all the replies so quickly. Special thanks to Jason, Kenny, Kent & Jim who hit it right on the head. The oxygen sensors were crossed. I checked the wiring diagram and the l connector has a red & black wire & the rt side has a red and white. After sw... Trouble codes: P0131 (p0132-), P0132 (p0151-), P0151 (p0152-), P0152.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Security VIN: 1N4BA41E74
The customer just so happened to pick up the keys shes never try before. She brought me the orignal key and it start right up. Talking about easy money.
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ55M7T
“It's Fixed” First of all let me say Thank You IATN Techs for all your help. Everyone confirmed what I already knew; however I just didn't look far enough. I checked the crank sensor at the sensor it's self and it was new. I looked at the wire and you can ...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62C6V
Dale from California hit the nail on the head. The intake cam on the front or left bank was off 1 tooth. It was one of those vehicles that wakes you up in the middle of the night and gets you thinking. The engine vacuum was at about 16 inches. I read another m... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected).
1999 Other European 360 modena 3.6L interior lights VIN: ZFFYR51AXX
It was suggested to check the operation of the interior light timer relay. On checking in around the back of the glovebox, I noticed that the harness was binding the wires from passenger door switch. At some point they had been crushed enough to allow strands ...
1989 Plymouth Horizon America 2.2L heater core VIN: 1P3BL18DXK
Thanks for all the information. Something I learned from this job besides what I asked is to be very careful in accepting such jobs when the car is this old. The job was MUCH harder because the plastic parts were so brittle! It was necessary to remove the da...
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