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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18203
This one came from another shop. Cranking hard or no start cold. If it sits overnight it has to be huffed lightly with starting fluid to start. Then it will act lean and pop and miss until it gets warm then runs fine. Pulled spark plugs when it was cold after ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss), P0301 (cyl 1 miss), P0302 (2 miss), P0303 (3 miss), P0304 (4 miss), P0305 (5 miss)
1998 Audi A4 2.8L no heat from heater
Has climate control engine temp normal dlr rec. racing engine to check for increased flow/ same/no apparent heat in any combination of flap positions
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA24B5X
This vehical was brought to me from "another" shop to diagnose a rough idle condition. First checked the ecm for any codes and found all three cylinders on pass. side had current misfire codes. Also found a code for 18o14 rough road spec engine torque abs-engi... Trouble codes: 16684 (misfire recognized), 16685 (misfire cyl.1), 16686 (misfire cyl.2), 16687 (misfire cyl.3), 18014 (rough road spec engine torque ABS-Engine electrical problem in circuit)
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBADH6313N
HELP! This car has a rough run at idle but nothing excessive definatly livable but when i turn the a/c on or try and drive it surges quite rythmicly also when it is surging at idle i try and give it some gas and the is a loud pop occasionally. The mass air tes...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L downshift clunk VIN: 1GYEE63794
This is a car from a high end used car dealer. There are no codes, fluid spotless and runs great - except - it has this double clunk on downshift. We have isolated that this clunk only occurs after car has shifted to 4th or 5 gear before decelerating. If you m...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1FP22S1P
Happy Friday everyone! Need some advice or support. Have this Camaro in the shop for overhaeting problem Classic symptoms are the gauge going up and down no loss of coolant, We pressure tested, and did a block check,Both were negative. Replaced the thermosat (...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Passive keyless entrey VIN: 1G1YY32P5R
I have a 94 corvette with passive keyless entry. The door locks intermitantly lock while driving or with the car sitting in the shop. Sometimes they lock only once, sometimes they will try to lock multiple times in a row. Also the courtesy light do not work. C...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29FOS
I am posting for a fellow tech. Truck came in burning coolant. Heads were bad. New heads etc. Customer stated he had the starting problem for a while. When starting engine cold it starts fine, runs fine for a few seconds then starts to missfire and smoke (whit...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L valve train VIN: 1GCEC14R0T
I have a 96 vortec stroker motor with what sounds like a lifter/rocker tick,more cold then warm but still thear.we pulled this motor,had it rebuilt and still ticks over cyl 3/5.pulled it again and machinest switched blocks and rebuilt it checked heads no coil ...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25R1W
when vehicle arrived it was running slightly rough with engine light on retrieved above code with a gynisis and to further diagnos problem tried to live read system,and can retrieve no data figured ecm failure,,,had a fresh ecm programmed and installed still c... Trouble codes: P0174
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
During diagnosis on misfire screen on Motis Knock value is 4.67 Volts with 0 knock retard, unplugging knock from pcm value is still 4.67 with 0 knock retard...What the bleep is going on? Is this related to our concern is it a wild goose chase?
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCGK24F3V
This truck originally came in as a no start, found the fuel tank collapsed, sender damaged, multiple opens when sweeping it from empty to full. With the new sender, the owner says the fuel gauge swings drastically, will swing the full range when coming up to a...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, loud VIN: 3GNGK26FOX
Help Thes Nice people took their truck to the wrong shop and now a nightmare has been born, When I got this truck it was the loudest engine i have ever heard (it sounded like spark knock to the extent that the motor was comming apart). was told it was a creat ... Trouble codes: P0216
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G1NE52J0Y
Hi, sure can use your help. Problem is intermittent, usually occurs in morning when 1st try to start vehicle.Vehicle will start & shut off continuously.Has good fuel pressure & spark.Replaced Ignition lock cylinder with passlock chip.Performed Ignition key rel...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L starter VIN: 2G1WH55K21
This time vehicle is back and starter is working good now. Customer said last nite he pulled into garage and turned ignition off and starter motor kept spinnig again, not engaged into flywheel. This time he did disconnect the battery. Then this morning he reco...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W81
vehicle came in with bad hesitation under wot. let sit over night and had the same problem when it was cold as it warmed up became a little better ..did fuel pressure check at the port 50-55 key on but went quickly to zero ..isolated fuel pump lines and had 70...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L PRNDL indicator VIN: 3GNEK12T84
This vehicle was brought in for battery drain sometimes. When I walked up to it, the battery light was on and the prndl indicator was lit up with the key in my hand. We had a different avalanche in a couple years ago with the same problem. We never did figure ...
1992 Dodge Colt GL 1.5L timing belt VIN: JB3CU24AXN
Hi everyone, I replaced the timing belt because it was oil soaked. I replaced the cam and crank seals and then the timing belt. When I got the timing belt on I turned it over a few times by hand with the plugs out and it turned easily. Now it runs very rough a...
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7LG23X0R
This truck was pulled into the shop and was diagnosed with a bad fuel pump.Pump was supplied by customer (up to now is a good friend).Installed pump and immediately started truck.Cust came back next day complaining of black smoke from exhaust. Code 52 was foun... Trouble codes: 52 (Excessive rich mixture i hope this is the correct code)
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 1B7HC16Y9R
Good Day What I have here is a pain in the butt. This truck will start for us every time but the customer takes it and it will fail to start.. The temp needs to be below 35 degrees and the truck needs to sit for more than 12 hours . The problem is they would ...
1994 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JB3AM54J7R
We have 94 Dodge Stealth with a transmission issue. On a test drive I gathered that it will not go into 4th, starts in 1st, goes into 2nd but when it comes time for it to hit 3rd it downshifts back to 1st . It will shift to third occasionally but will only sta...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heater core VIN: 3D7HA18N52
this one is crazy the heater core has been replaced 4 times since october 2006 the last one was replaced at the dealer about 2 months ago and has failed again the dealer told the customer when they replaced it that it was electrolisis caused by the wrong antif...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23652
Hello, no pcm or any other body module data buss activity.. I can pull pcm codes but no data and nothing from other modules,, I have tested the ccd bus circuts from the pcm to the dcl and find them open.. Next thing I need to find is the JC7 juction, MOD doesn... Trouble codes: P1698
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L fading brake pedal VIN: 2FTHF36G5N
The truck has had three master cylinders installed, the brake pedal fades away when the truck is running (vacum to booster) but with the engine off, the brake pedal is normal and does not fade off. We have bled the system from head to toe both pressure, centri...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJE34H5T
This truck came to my shop with a fuel pump in a box and the customer request to put it in. We did and the customer paid and left. The truck returned a day later on the hook. The truck would only start with starting fluid according to the customer. I,ve checke...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L no start VIN: 1FTE124Y4S
Need some Help from the Ford guys. I have this van that has no spark after sitting overnight but if you roll the van forward 3" the spark will return. I have checked the coil for power and that is ok new module secondary ign is ok . after if starts it runs ok ...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L blower fan,dash lamps,ABS lamp VIN: 1FMFU18LOV
Hello,I'm at my wits end with this vehicle.I've had it in the shop now for 3 days and can't seen to come up with a solid answer to my problem.The vehicle first came in because the air bag lamp was on.Not a big deal,or so I thought at the time.The air bag lamp ...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Good morning all-I have this escort that im having troubles with-Customer brings car in with a intermitent dieing problem at idle-He worked on it his self first-He put a tps on and a body control module-what his complaint is is that when he comes to a stop the...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Intermittently when first started cold, this Power Stroke is hard to start, acts like it has several bad glow plugs. When it does start, it runs really rough for several seconds, then instantly smooths out and runs good. There are no codes. I monitored the RPM...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L ex.manifold VIN: 1FMNU41S1Y
Hi to all,we have this excursion with a v/10 that has 6 out of 10 exhaust manifold bolts broken off in the head and we have not even tried to pull the other manifold yet,i have told the customer the heads must come off and be sent out to the machine shop. when...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L3Y
hello fellow techs, changed spark plugs, checked coils, good, checked for vac. leaks no problem there. checked compression its very good. truck misfires at idle(sometimes goes away then comes back), at 30-35mph, 58-65 mph, misfires like crazy...above 65mph is ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
Hi guys, this thing got us stuck. Upon arrival complaint was shift problems. Fluid was low and very dirty. Installed new filter and flushed tranny - had low line pressure. No improvement, car would rev between 2-3 shift and sets a P0733 code with O/D light fla...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP11321
I have 2001 Ford Focus ZX2. It got the VCT DOHC on this motor. We are working on the timing belt unfortunatly not everything went right. We got everything put together now there is a noise, almost like a belt noise, loud sqelching noise, seems like its coming ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU72K12
This truck is back after a year. No complaints of shift problems just the o/d light flashing. The code as mentiond is a PO741, With testing there is engine braking at 50(mph) the fluid is perfect, all looks good. Any help would be great...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P14
Help Ford techs! We have this focus with the following condition- dies while driving, won't accelerate or stay running. We believe the listed fault code to be erroneous based on data streem from o2 shows engine running lean and adding fuel(brake cleaner) makes... Trouble codes: P2195 (hego sensor trying to correct a rich condition)
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L battery light on VIN: 1FTRX12W64
hello everyone. I have this ford f150 w/4.6L engine that turns battery light on after 20 seconds of running. alternator charging good @14.6 volts. everything is checking out good but still don't know what's causing the problem. any help is greatly appreciated
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58X4W
Hi all, Okay to start this suv came in the first time for a blown engine. We removed the engine and sent it out to the machine shop. When we got it back and put it in it started and run fine. sent it out to the owner and in just over 1500 miles it came back in...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument cluster inop VIN: SAJKX6249T
no analog gauge operation , tach, oil pressure, speedo, coolant temperature, fuel level, no warning lights ecm , antilock etc. sent cluster out for repairs and came back no problem found, although it seems like a cluster, scanner does communicate with pcm ind...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAJHX1246W
The car came in for a 130,000 mi. service, and the owner made mention of the fact that the elec. cooling fans run when they didn't used to. Our climate is not hot at this time of year, but even yesterday afternoon late when the sky was overcast and the temp wa...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
i am having a problem with a battrey drain on this 2000 jaguar. the battery was changed , and it does not appear that any lights are staying on. it is difficult to test because so many of the relays stay energized for so long. i have heard this may be a proble...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4GZ58Y8S
Vehicle failed smog check for slightly high HC/CO @ 2500/idl. Checked all the basics: All PCM sensors/data working correctly and PCM shows a low fuel inj pulse like it's trying to lean it down. Fuel pressure checks out ok and the 02 sensor reads a steady 900mV...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ58S6W
This jeep has been beating us up pretty bad. It starts and idles perfectly cold then when it hits about 180 degrees it surges and misfires badly. Fuel system is in good shape pressure and volume are good. Ignition is working perfectly. No vacc leaks around inj...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S3Y
Hi all. This is the second time in for this concern of stalling at idle. Happens more when a/c is put on. I cannot duplicate concern. I work for chevy,so I cannot pull a data stream. No codes in system. The voltage to the iac is good. Battery voltage to driver...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine- V6 2.5liter VIN: SALNM22202
We have an embarassing problem. We have been unable to successfully remove the upper intake plenum on this Land Rover. We think we have all the bolts out, and it is a matter of working the runners loose, but it is still too tight to remove. The plenum moves a ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L camshaft(intake) VIN: WDBHA22E6T
hey, we are having problems with the intake camshaft breaking at the first cap, the exhaust cam ok, i checked the cam chain tensioner and it is hydralic controlled by oil psi,we initially thought may be a weak cam so replaced and reinstalled ran good for about...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No MIL Lamp VIN: WDBGA32E6T
Hi all,Help!!!Car came in for maintenace ,and State Inspection (OBD2 Plug into PCM).inspection test failed no communication,checked it with an OTC ,and Snap-on scanner (all CAN Ready)same no Communication.I notice there is no MIL when you turn the key on.That ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: WDC1631542
I have fitted second hand abs pump because the pump motor was stuck on. Now the pump motor is not stuck on and I get the code c1319 my laucnch scanner can not help me more than that. Has any one had the same problem I have also replaced the pump abs relay. Any...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J12
need some major help benz guys out there. this c240 is driving us crazy. the main problem is that the car starts to missfire under heavy load, ck eng. comes on , but as soon as you shut off the car and restart it again the miss goes away . we already replaced:... Trouble codes: 2050 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire)
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L speedo VIN: 1MEFM55S23
speedo jumps when stopped. flash to pass headlights and radio stopped playing. engine runs rough and stalles at stop signs. ran fine when customer droped it off. checked for codes, none found in any module. very intermittent problem.thanks for the help.
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L gear ratio VIN: WMWRC33463
Looking for dealer's ECVT transmission clutch adaptation procedure. I have one from a tech service bulletin, but it does not seem to be correct or complete. There are no pressure tests available, and from what I have been told, if the clutch adaptations are no...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46L8X
hello gents this one will turn on engine light just after start up every time also has fuel pressure regulator thumping loud enough you here it in the vehicle.replaced reg with oe part no change there.checked ckp signal at connector and then at pcm pattern goo... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y11
Vehicle has been driven only 4000 miles since 2005 when new vtc sensor and timing control soleniods were installed. Vehicle came in this week for inspection and failed due to MIL on. Vehicle had code 1110 and 1135. Also had evap code seperate problem. Oil has ... Trouble codes: 1110 (Intake valve timing control), 1135 (Intake valve timing control)
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4AL11E72
help me get back in the big bed. this is girlfriends car and I don't do much with evap. was at dealer for body repair, had them check the codes ( thought they might know) said it needed cut out valve #14935-5mooa,canister # 14950-8j000 and purge valve on canis... Trouble codes: P1490, P0444, P0447
2004 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1N6MD29Y04
As on some jobs a person gets to the point of needing people to stay on track hopefully someone can place me back on track on this job. This was a finish up of a tune up (cap, rotor, fuel filter from 3 months ago) that turned sour I know basics but just wi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Radom Misfire)
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L heater core VIN: 3N1CB51DX5
sorry this in in the a/c section - there is no heading for heat ! whats wrong here? - at idle vehicle has no heat - above 2000 rpm great heat - blend door is mechanical - i dont see a water valve - drained coolant was very clean - correct oem thermostat - i va...
2003 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GS64C23
ok, i am sure this an easy one for all you gm guys out there, but i cant figure out how to get the theft deterent module reprogrammed after i put a new computer in. i have a tech 2 from a nearby shop that i am using, but i have tried all the functions and stil...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1G2NE14DXP
just like i said above cant find much info on this fault
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L shifter VIN: 1GW2R5219X
won't shift out of park sometimes... thanks for info...
1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L enigine VIN: 1G8ZH1270T
whats up guys , i'm having some difficulty getting a engine enigne tick to go away . I've replaced a leaking head gasket reasembiled the enigne and on start up i have a loud tick sounds like its coming from the timing chain tensoner replace tensoner and still ...
2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 1G82H52852
custmer came in with engine dyeing out and than comimg back on line at about 65-70 mph and will also do it at 35 mph. test drove car and it was not happening at the time.replace parts to TSB known repair parts. Called back two day later and it was doing it aga...

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation
Hi guys. She's running sweet! Big thanks to all that replied: Vince, Dan, Mark, Gil, Benjamin,Craig, Kerry, Jeff, Brendan, John and Jared; your input has been invaluable and muchly appreciated! This has been a particularly interesting learning curve! Specia...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Door Locks VIN: WBABF3324S
Dealer decided to not invest any more money in the problem so looks like this one will move on to someone elses problem
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGT8327T
Ok we got lots of good tips, but we concluded that the problem was the traction control module. The choke valve was good, worked properly and the cables moved freely. We made sure all the plugs where all correct and hooked properly, we even probed the wi...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L driver seat trim VIN: WBADP6346Y
this was a strange one we replaced the lower cover for the seat about 5 times the replies we got were pretty much in aggreement that this is a very poorly designed set-up. what happens is every time the customer sits on the edge of the seat the panel is ...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 3G5DB03E84
I personally didn't fix the car, It was take to G.M. dealer and I asked the client to give me the deatils, phoned him yesterday and the cars fixed. G.M.s explanasion was they replaced the hub bearing that was noise/a.b.s. lamp on and that was causing the driv...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1AY878XC
Thanks for all the advice.The next step was to hook up our new smoke machine which instantly revealed vac leaks at the throttle body shafts and the headlight door servo switches.I was able to block off the vac source to the headlamps and the chacteristics of t...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L 1-2 and 3-4 shift VIN: 1GNFK16K4S
Replaced 2-3 shift solenoid and wiring harness inside the transmission. Also ran a new wire from Ignition (Key on) voltage to the transmission. Trany works fine now. The summary of replies is to replace 2-3 shift solinoid and wiring harness inside transmission...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: 1GCCS1453Y
Hey...Dan from Texas...Why dont you just keep your responses to yourself...you are of no help...if you don't have a technical response please do not respond...I guess the economy in your area is perfect so you can refuse work when you want and not TRY to help ...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L key removal VIN: 1GNDT13W91
After reading the response from other techs, I bought a used shifter assemly, (money concerns). The switch was part of the shifter as most of you stated. I replaced the shifter assembly and all is well. Thanks to all who took the time to help a fellow tech.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GCHK23103
Thank you all for the replies to our post. When the lift kit was installed a spacer was added between the rear drive shaft center bearing and the frame. This was causing the front yoke to rub on the transfer case rear output seal. We removed the spacer and rew...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L airbag system
Thanks to Jerry [...] for there quick response, helped get it fixed. SRS system has 3 modules. main one that controls driver and passenger bags on trans tunnel under dash, then there is a buss line that goes to the SIACM modules on left and r...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HA56J3W
I did not receive alot of information on this vehicle. The customer as well as myself grew frustrated with the inability to properly diagnose this knocking noise. As I previously stated I inspected the connecting rod bearings and cam assemblies and found no fa...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: EB7HC12Y8W
we put bg k44 to aid the problem, do to the customer not willing to wait. but if he comes back i will keep ya informed. thank you very much for all the help from evrery one of ya techs.
1998 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L power steering pump VIN: 4B3AU52N6W
Well many thanks go out to Artie who hit it right on the head! Many people suggested problem with internal seal failure on the reman rack as well as a faulty power steering pump. The culprit was as simple as it could be. The o-ring seal on the return line from...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L trany cooler leak VIN: 1P4GP44R1W
Thanks to all who responded. It seams that any time, any kind of coolant or water enters the transmission, it attacks the clutch plates, and the glue that hold them togather. Thus if the trany is not shot, It will be soon. Save the time and effort in trying to...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L converter? VIN: 1C3ES46C42
hello to all, I would like to thank all the techs that replied to my request, that following Monday, I took the diff cover off, & found metal filings on the fluid. so I sent it to my trans shop & they did the R&R & repair, they said that the planetary gears we...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L heat VIN: 1B7HU18N92
the door was broke, but while i was in there, and because these are a ton of fun to work on, i replaced the heater cores. both trucks left the same day. and i know now that i can have a dash out in less than an hour.
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1D7HG48N63
Changed the valve body and control module, governor pressure switch, both filters, fluid, still have same problem. Waiting for a manual so I can check the cvi's. Glad the customer is patient.
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FDKF38F2T
Thanks for all the great replies. We pulled the passangers valve cover and sure enough cylinder 1 injector wires were melted. We replaced both sets of wires, valve cover gasket and glow plugs while we were in there. Truck runs great. Thanks again for the re... Trouble codes: P0261.
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X3W
We went ahead and replaced the alternator, apparently it was causing rfi. Vehicle has been out of the shop for about a week and still no check engine light. Thanks to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMRU17L4X
Thanks for all the replies. It was the switch. It just seemed wierd how it was acting. Thanks !
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAFP3139Y
Thanks to all who replied to my request.I replaced the coil pack and the spark plug wires and it runs great. I had spark at all the plug wires, but it must have been too weak. The spark didn't jump an inch and a half like some of you suggested, on two of the... Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
The ultimate fix for this vehicle was the PCM - This vehicle ( Sport Trac ) uses a PCM-VSO configuration where the PCM uses the OSS sensor from the transmission to 'create' a VSS signal for the rest of the modules that need a speed signal. (Abs/cruise/4x4/radi... Trouble codes: P0500.
1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1HGCF8542X
we removed the iac from the engine for replacement. the new part was incorrect so we thoroughly cleaned the iac while it was out. since re installation it is running great. the rpm no longer dips low. the iac count is still 33 at idle. this is what we fo...
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ667XY
After reviewing all the replies we tied to set the evap monitor again by using some of the suggestions that ya'll sent in and we got a pending code P1457. So pulled the tank down a little bit and hooked our smoke machine to one of the lines at the tank and ma... Trouble codes: P1456 (evap leak fuel tank area), P1457 (evap leak canister area).
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58X12
After thinking wer had a faulty torque convertor we found that the incorrect fluid had been installed. This unit called for synthetic fluid & the tech had put the multi vehicle fluid in. We drained the fluid & put the synthetic fluid in & the chatter/vibration...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Cuts out, Misfire, Erratic Tach VIN: SAJHY1648J
The Crank sensor fixed it -- replies were correct --just replace it --dont waste time scoping it
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Long cranking VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
the customer does not want to put anymore time into problem and is planning on dumping vehicle.i thank everyone for your help
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF58SX1
First thing thank you to all who replied to my cry for help. To all of you who said it was the crank sensor you were right.Even though the sensor checked good it corrected the problem. The bad part is the customer would not pay me for it. He also wanted me to...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L hot water valve VIN: JT8BH28F1V
Robert from Ohio told me to operate the servo motor with jumpers to see if it responded. The motor operated correctly. Robert also said that the control would likely be the problem. I do not like to guess at the customer's expense so I sent him to an authori...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V4R
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1LNHM86S02
Thanks to everyone who sent replies all the ones suggesting heater valve were correct.Changed valve yesterday customer called today said a.c. was fixed.
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF3147L
I want to thank all of you that responded to my problem. I removed the covers of the computer and didn't find anything out of place, or anything burnt. Both the computer and the MAF sensor are very expensive to just see if that was the problem. I am however, g...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YUO9132
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 109.018-12
We Set the point gap to .016, which gave us a dwell of 34 to 35 Degrees & added about 1.5 oz of oil to the injector pump. She idled good after that & we added some Lucas to the tank for good measure...All is Well.
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L dash vents VIN: WDBGA32E5V
Thanks for the help. The main trouble turn out to be normal for this system. The side discharge vents do not have much flow unless you close down the center vent. I did find one of the vauccm pots leaking and system did a little better after it was changed. Th...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBNG70J23
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV14T0Y
Well thanks to all who replied i did all the checks on the egr everything turned out ok i did the injector balance test and ohm each injector they were within specs turned out it was a bad distributor when the vehicle was cold it ran ok but once it was hot it ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D45
I disconnected the battery all night, came in this morning, warmed up the vehicle, and re-ran all the learning processes. Car now idles at 744 rpms. Trouble codes: P0507, P1122 (etc system malf/circu).
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L valve train VIN: 1996OLDSMO
Thank's to everyone for the help. Harold and another Tech were right about the wrong intake gasket set. The heads have guide plates already. The different intake gasket has molded guides in the gasket that aren't required. This put's extra pressure on the push...
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