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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6341X
This headache came from another shop, they repaired shorted/burnt wires to thermostat sensor, replaced sensor and housing, plus the throttle body. This car has a very rough idle and stalls,worst when cold, poor accel. Cleared all codes and immietiatly code130 ... Trouble codes: 33 (oil condition-sensor temp / A cam position actuator bank 1), 130 (B cam position contol circuit high B1 / throttle valve position control deviation), 140 (map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical), 98 (evap emission system purge control valve circuit)
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L vanos VIN: WBABM3349Y
hello, this vehicle came in and we repaired a bent exhaust vale on cyl#6, after repairs car runs great but still sets code p1520/bmw code#104 eng. oil level quality sensor measurement camshaft pos. actuator bank #1. i can not tell or find any info clearly defi...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L air bag VIN: 2G4WS52J8Y
hey all. i got a code b0026 frontal loop open. any ideas on what it could be or where to start at. car is in great shape.never been wrecked as far as i can tell.
1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L light ride control VIN: 1G6EL12B3P
HI Y'ALL!!! I have a real headache with this 93 eldorado. The service ride control light keeps flashing and I am chasing my tail now. The only code that I can find is I039 in the IPC section. That leads me to the speed sensitive suspension module in the trunk....
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
After vehicle set overnight had very long crank (30 seconds plus) Customer says is a new problem. We have verified symptom, but only occurs when engine is cold. After finaly starts and o2 sensors kick in the short term fuel trim goes -30 and starts counting do...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L hard start VIN: 1G6KD52Y8V
hello everyone.vehicle was brought in for hard starting.customer only drives car a few miles per week.check basics first.check archives and found similar problems.started with fuel press. reg.also ran vehicle using motorvac.still has prob.replaced both crank s...
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Instrument clus VIN: 1G6KS54Y91
Just looking to see if I missed something it does not make any sense. We aligned this car yesterday and no lights. After the detail was down and battery died now thwe lights are on. Did not jump start,body shop charged battery for 1.5 hours then fired car. Sca...
1985 Chevrolet Astro 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCCM15E2F
hello, we have this 85 astro van with no injector pulse. we get good fuel pressure to the throttle body .there is 12 volts on one side of the injector but nothing on the other. checked wiring back to the ecm and it looks good.tried a new ecm, oil sending unit,...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK33N1R
Hello everybody, Got one munching my butt here. This truck has been acting up for about a year and a half now and the problem isn't getting much worse, but definitely not getting better. It's the owner's truck and I'd like to fix it and get him off my back. ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No power VIN: 1GCCS1443T
I have this little red S10 that I think that the timing chain or tensioner is out.This truck has no power will not pull its self.Like plugged exuast but not.It has 9in of running vacum and it sounds like the front of the engine is going to come apart.I did che... Trouble codes: P0342
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Temp.door motor VIN: 1GNEK13R4V
I have this tahoe w/no heat.I have flow thru heater core,problem appears to be either temp. door or actuator motor for temp.door.alldata says to roll instrument panel forward to access actuator motor for temp.door.Has anyone been into one of these before?are t...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M2W
Does anyone know the amount of vacuum change the PCM is looking for during the EGR test? Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficent egr flow)
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC5244X
this one has us stumped. Originally believed we started off with just a vacuum leak at the intake manifold gasket, was able to spray carb cleaner at corner off manifold and change o2/fuel trim reading. But still running lean after repair. We can drip carb clea... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Valve Train VIN: 1G1NE52J7Y
Customer has come into shop with a persisting valve noise. Lifters were replaced at another shop recently in an attempt to solve issue. Oil pump was also replaced at the same time for the same reason (possible low oil pressure considered to be the issue). Ther...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L transmission VIN: 2G1WH55K22
Vehicle surges from 40 to 70 mph under light accleration.Checked for service codes and have found none.Checked sensor data on scantool and found the mass air flow,map,ignition timing,and egr systems fluctuate with surging.Have replaced mass air flow,and thrott...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L engine VIN: 1GTHK29163
hello everyone i was doing a job were i changed the fuel filter on this truck i changed all gaskets provided in the kit the truck started and all was well i let it run 5 minutes the customer came to get it and stated (after hours) "the truck started to rev up ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WF52E63
customer brought in vehicle complaing of overheating checked fuses found blown fuse for fan cont 1 replaced fuse fan turn on low speed and other fan turns on high but fuse for fan 1 blows after a few mins ran diag found code p0480 for cooling fan 1 control ckt...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L harsh upshift VIN: 1G1ND52J43
Vehicle came in with harsh 1-2 upshift. No codes were present. Trans fluid was full. Flushed trans with no luck. Tested Pressure Control solenoid, was about 5-10 psi low across the board. Removed valve body to replace PC solenoid. Found an isolator spring miss...
2004 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBE5C12X4
I need help with this Chevrolet truck. It's a Kodiac C5500 with a 6.6 diesel(LLY) that will NOT start below 40 degrees F (Customer says he can get it started using starting fluid)Truck came in as a no-start when cold. I found fuel leaking out of fuel filter, a...
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L intermitent no start VIN: 1C3EU4532S
Any ideas to try next. Randomly it won't start once every few weeks, wait a few hours and it starts right up like nothing is wrong. Took a guess and tried a distributor because it has the crank and cam sensor in it. I have no other test data because it all is ...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3FJ56H1T
Help Wanted, car was towed in after being to more than one other shop. The crank sensor was broken off and no 8volt signal to distributor. Replace crank sensor, we got the 8v signal, and pulse to distributor, still no spark. Further testing led us to replace d...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Stall VIN: 1C3HD56F8T
hey guys i have one here that is really testing me.was towed in once for no start, checked and found fuel guage off about 1/8 tank and was out of fuel added fuel and had 55 to 60 fuel psi ran good so i sent it,just to have towed back about 3 weeks later for no...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Unknown VIN: 1B7KF23W0X
this truck has a vibration and noise the goes with the speed of the truck faster you go the louder it gets but only does this in four wheel drive,on the lift with the wheel spinning in 4 wheel drive it seems like the noise is from the transfer case or the fron...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L driveline VIN: 3B6MC36662
GOOD AFTERNOON.trans came to us for rebuild on the bench.normal overhaul with tourque-converter,unit was slipping,burnt band,clutches,ect.upon outher shop replacing unit and road testing found slight vibration from deadstop to acceleration.Vibration starts at ...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF236X2
replaced transfer and injection pumps on unit it will start and stall intermittently it will run for 30 seconds and die then the transfer pump will not come on intermittently i get a code p0215 fuel injection pump controll circuit and a p1475 aux 5 volt too hi...
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L engine VIN: 1D4HR38N23
vehicle will not after replacing head gaskets and engine only has good compression on one side of the engine and has low compression on the other side.but engine appears to be in time.
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Lock Up Convertor VIN: 1D4GP24R44
My first help post, did a search, saw similiar problems but not like this one. Anyway, when driving and lock up occurs, it will unlock, rpm up 100, lock back in, like it is hunting or not sure if it should lock up. This happens around 40 mph, 55+ I am not seei...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L fuel filter dashlamp VIN: 1FDKF38M7M
7.3 ford diesel gods please help,i trying to put off a problem in my own truck, i have a fuel filter lamp blinking at me at curb idle, if i raise the rpm just 100 the lamp will go out, only seems to happen in cold weather, the fuel pump and filter are just 9 m...
1991 Ford Probe 2.2L belt squeel/break VIN: 1ZVPT20C2M
Posting this as I have exhausted all resources and have a customer waiting to see what this yields. First saw vehicle with battery dying and light on. Tested to be alternator. Replaced alternator and belt. About a month later get a call, belt is squeeling. Bro...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP5744R
Car was towed in, crank but no start. Mil light on, scanner will not communicate, radiator fan and fuel pump run KOEO. Spark ok, no injector pulse. Injectors have power but ecm is not grounding injectors. ECM number is F44F-12A650-EB. Took covers off ecm, no d...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FT2RD3Y8B
well first off the vin is not correct so do not look at that, this is my buddies truck and his 5.4 took a dump but he does have a known good v 10 in his shop, the year of this engine is unknown he said he removed it from a f350 of the same era, has anybody swa...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21SXX
we orignally saw this truck in Sept. for the #4 plug blown out of cyl. head. We repaired the stripped plughople and replaced one coil at that time due to a broked mounting ear. all new autolight plugs installed at the same time. fuel filte air filter and motor...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L long cranking VIN: 1FMZU3ZP2Y
After the above repairs the same problem still exists. I have a hard time believing the injectors are bleeding down, due to the fact tghat when you restart it there isn't any black smoke or misfiring from a flooded cylinfer condition. The vehicle runs great o...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422L
Friends, I have a oddity thay I hope you can help with. The vehicle came in with the MIL on. Scan test results showed Bank 1&2 lean. This was comfirmed with propane. LTFT was 25 both banks. STFT fluctuated but was generally high. O2 sensors respond to propane ...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52482
hope someone can help. had this van in for imrc valve code. replaced valve,rods and grommets. not much info in alldata or anywhere else. i have in the past been lucky replacing this valve-rods etc.. and fixing it. but this one came back with light on and not s... Trouble codes: P1516 (imrc valve circut problem), P1519 (imrc stuck closed)
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTZF07372
I have a real strange one. The problem is very intermittant. What happens is the truck will quit and not start. Cranks good but no start. the only thing that I know for sure is that when it will not start, the fuel pump runs constently (koeo) or the fuel pump ...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, po175 VIN: 1FTRW07623
Vehicle starts and runs cold fine,when warm idles rough and code po175 comes on. Clear code comes on within one test drive cylce. Trouble codes: P0175
1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Heater VIN: 1GTC319X1V
Hey guys i have this sonoma that at times when you start the truck the abs light goes on and the heater does not work but when you shut the truck off and restart everything works fine please help
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L heater VIN: 1G5CS19W62
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1GKFK66U73
Customer bought vehicle and every couple weeks the brakes will all of a sudden apply on their own and bring it to a complete stop with the stability light coming on. I found the bulitan on wires rubbing on the drivers power seat and they were, and I had a code...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GKET16573
Hello all again, I'm desperate this time(as always I guess). This envoy very intermittently acts up and when it does there is no response from the throttle pedal (engine just idles) and the (I believe it to be) low power light comes on. This can be corrected i... Trouble codes: P0495 (Cooling fan speed high), P0172 (System rich Bank 1), P0705 (Trans Range Circuit), P1221 (TPS Performance/Fuel Pump Circuit), P1271 (APP Sensor 1-2 correlation error), P1523 (Electric throttle control throttle return)
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L blend door VIN: 1HGEJ8143Y
Customer complained of a clicking noise at floor passenger side and lack of heat.Found motor that controls blend door and heater control valve stuck at midway of travel and not able to move further due to stripped gear. I replaced motor and travel is normal fo...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHCG35G3Y
OK, This one is way cool. Customer called me and asked if I could come to here house to see why her car wouldn't start, well it was busy and she could not wait so she had it towed, the driver said it just cranks and cranks and will not act like it even wants t... Trouble codes: P0135 (heated o2 circuit malfunction bank 1), P0141 (heated o2 circuit malfunction bank 2), P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cluster and power windows VIN: 1J4FX58S2V
customer brought veh in with intermittent loss of instrument cluster. Test drove veh and cluster would be on for short time after starting and would then go out. drove veh down the road and cluster would come on and go off intermittently. Did not matter if roa...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L park lights VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
Hello everyone, I thought I might throw this one out there if someone has run into this. Ive got this Jeep (owners wife's) that initally came in awhile ago with radio feedback (loud buzz) when the lights were on. The owner previously replaced the #6 (park lamp...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L timing chains VIN: 1J4G258N8Y
Can you remove the primary chain sprockets without removing both secondary chains. The cam sprocket has a lock ring that we removed. Will the outercam gear seperate from the 2 sprockets behind it? We are replacing the oil pump which is behind the crankshaft sp...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L fuse 10 fail VIN: SALPV1243V
I am having trouble with this RR and cant find anything on it so I hope some one can help! When I turn off car the warning display reads Fuse 10 Failed I have this on 2 range rovers and cant find anything on it. All fuses check good. I am also getting the air ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: SALNY22243
Only on initial cold start, idle flares to 2,000 RPM, drops slowly to ~1,000 and then surges between 850-1200. It cycles 4 or 5 times then settles down and idles and runs fine. We have baselined the vehicle with plugs, filters and updated programming using Aut... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNLM82W8S
this car came to me from another shop has check engine light on with code 1395 has no driveability complaints the other shop tryed 3 different icms I hooked up lab scope to spout circuit and monitored that circuit while driving and while code set saw no loss o... Trouble codes: 1395 (spark output cicuit)
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNFM82W4X
Hello fellow techs. I have a 1999 Lincoln Town car that developed a knocking noise from the engine. It sounded like a rod knocking because the noise was coming from the lower end. I got a used unit with 80k miles on it. I installed the used unit and now I have...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L heater VIN: JM3LW28J62
vehicle came in with poor heat , turns out that the poor heat is only on the driver side. this system does not have the automatic climate control with any spit system features. all switches and heat modes appear to work on the pass side and cannot see any duct...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L loss of coolant VIN: 1MEFM53UXX
all spark plugs look ok. has new t-stat, flushed radiator, over heats and no heat due to coolant loss. did this befor and after t-stat and flush. no signs of coolant in oil, cumbustion chamber, or exhaust. pressure tested and found no external leaks. has lost ...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3XD64B3N
This vehicle has set for over a year. Started out with codes 44 & 53, and would not act up. Every 6th-8th starts it would try to kick back while tring to start in the crank position and would start as soon as you let off the key to the run postion. Some times ... Trouble codes: 44 (Ignition coil power transistor unit 1-4), 53 (Ignition coil power transistor unit 3-6)
1992 Nissan D21 2.4L Driveshaft VIN: 1N6SD16S6N
Good morning! This is one of our company vehicles and it's got us baffled. The rear driveshaft [2wd] OEM center carrier bearing rubber was quite degraded so we decided to be nice to the old girl replace it about a month ago. It ran as smooth as glass but we th...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L fuel tank venting VIN: 1N6DD26S52
the customer complaint was fuel venting back out fuel inlet while refueling with extreme pressure. regurgitating!! we found a defective refueling vent control valve but the dealer does not list the part and insists that the part is only available with the pur...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Oil useage VIN: JN8DR09Y43
Has anyone encountered a 3.5 Nissan engine using excessive oil without signs. eg. no smoke, no visable leaks, spark plugs clean?
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Guages,Data Stream VIN: 2P4GP4437W
Hello there and thanks in advance for all the help. Something in this van is causing the gauges to drop off at random. (all the Gauges stop at the same time but the failure is at random) The cluster still has power on it but all gauges stop working and the PRN...
1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird 1.8L Thermostat housing VIN: 1C2JC6702F
This vehicle has the "typical" rusted thermostat housing. I have been unable to locate a replacement. OEM part number [...], was discontinued last year. No listing in the aftrmarket, that I can find. Would also like to find a timing belt cover OEM number 10...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L ABS Module, ETS Light, Air Bag Light... VIN: 1G2JB5241W
Hi iATN techs, hope that some of you can help me out with this problem. Customer complaint is ABS light on. ABS light comes on intermittently. When I intially scanned for fault codes I had no communication with the ABS module & the ABS light was off. ETS light...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T81
We have a problem child grand am here. Came in 2 months/2k prior for running poor, miss. miss was #1,#3 cylinders, found burnt coil housing. replace 2 coils, housing, spark plug boots, and spark plugs. Vehicle was back 1 month/1k ago for died on road, replaced... Trouble codes: P0336 (crank sensor), P0300 (miss does not show up on data screen)

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2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L security lamp VIN: 2G4WB52K03
Thanks to all for the prompt replys, it's been a while as the customer needed to re-appoint time back in the shop. This is a noteable post as very few of us seemed to have a handle on it. Andy Mcginnes suggested we leave the car on for a while to allow the key...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS module VIN: 1G1YY32G5W
The final fix, I replaced the entire ABS control unit from a wrecking yard. The EBTCM was bad and it was unable to display codes from the malfunctioning unit. Replaced the entire unit, module and Hydralic control unit. Car is fixed.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GCHK23161
replaced fpr unit runs fine now no reason why the origional gm one quit working but dealer refused to warranty the part i bought 1 week prior
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L rear wiper VIN: 1GNDT13S93
Trace problem to main 12 volt feed wire where hatch opens , and it was broke in body part of vehicle.this wire was orange in color.
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L 3rd gear VIN: 1GCDM19X05
Thank you to everyone. Customer has decided to put in an new trans so it will be fixed regardless. I would like to thank ALL the techs on IATN. We use it as part of our standard diagnostics to see if someone has had a similar problem on a certain vehicle. Usua...
2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L pulls VIN: KLAJB2Z8YK
Fixed. Thanks to all that told me to look at control arm bushings. Couldn't get bushings, but replaced complete arm, drives like new. Thanks again ! Dan
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Clutch VIN: 3B7HC12Y2X
The customer does not want to spend any more money at this time.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3B7HF12Z4Y
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF236X1
Would like to thank everyone for their help. At this time it looks like this vehicle is fixed. What fixed it? We suspect the problem lied in the connections of the engine harness. After checking connections again and even seeing were somebody had applied diele... Trouble codes: P0123.
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L wipers, windows, radio, heater fan VIN: 1BFGP25R71
Thanks for all your help but I ran out of time on this one, the shop is really busy and the customer does not want to spend any more money. What I did try was a new ignition switch, checked connecter and terminals, body computer, also checked and cleaned all g...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Charging VIN: 2B3HD46R24
well we finally put a computer to it after checking everything else and it fixed the problem. thanks for all the helpfull input
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HU18N24
Appreciate all the replies, Dave from Manitoba hit it square on the head. The dowel for the cam sprocket on bank 1 was 2/3 worn off which over time let the cam sprocket turn enough to retard the cam timing. Since the cmp is on bank 2 nothing showed up on the s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire entire left bank 135 7).
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
this is fixed.most all the replies i got to my help request said that the tps was probably the problem.i tested it with a meter and found no communication at all between the signal wire and the power wire.removed the thtottle body,did a complete cleaning,repla...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10X6R
Today I went through and triple checked everything I had check so many times before, still with no definate answer on why I had no ground signal to the one coil. Decided to pull the wires from the connector at the coil to take a look. Found everything to be ... Trouble codes: 629 (tcc solenoid), 212 (no tach processor), 215 (coil 1 failure), 217 (coil 2 failure).
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17W4Y
Thanks to all who replied it was the dpfe sensor all is fixed thank you and god bless
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, White smoke VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Hey guy's thanks for all your help... I haven't got back to this truck because I've been to to four other villages since then. But I would like to thank you all again for all of your tip's and advise...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22X7X
well it is fixed. i found the paper gasket under the fuel rail was sucked in and that is what was causing a vacum leak. thanks to everyone that replied. Trouble codes: 1152.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stuck Throttle VIN: 1FTZX17221
Well, Most of you said floor matt, but she has no floor matts just a vinal floor. I have not seen this customer return nor have I heard from her so I must assume that it was her fault and there is nothing wrong with this truck, or the fuel injection-throttle... Trouble codes: P1270.
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55UX3
Thanks for all the input, after several attempts to duplicate. We ended up replacing the fuelpump and have not heard from the customer. We think we solved this one. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel pump driver module circut).
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR15E14
Thank you Frank from Illinos you hit it right on the head,broken exhaust valve spring. 38,000 miles and Ford would not cover it! Trouble codes: P0303.
2000 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L door locks VIN: 2GKGK26UXY
Thanks to iATN and all that replied, Dan from Missouri hit the nail on the head. In the end there was a problem with the rear switch. For some reason the door locks wiring from the front doors come into the fuse block from the front while the single wire from...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28ALX
Thanks for your ideas. The cure for now is to leave the cover a little loose so air cam circulate. It already has a updated cover on it, some misunderstood the problem it was not coolant getting in but water (i.e moisture) and over a period of 6 to 8 weeks dep... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA221XX
I got 4 replies to my help request, Christopher in Mississippi, Ronald in NC, Dan in Wisconsin, and Steeve in Illinois. The help was greatly appreciated and useful. As usual the problem was my own fault. In all the excitement of installing the intake manifold ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor problem).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L engine VIN: WDBJF65F6W
Hi Guys, Yes indeed this was a very easy repair...the small square plate with the "Oil Pressure Tap" sitting right behind the tensioner pully. Thanks for all who responded. I am really amazed that I've never run across this before with all the 112 engines t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBJF65FZW
Well this one is still out there. It belongs to a good customer so we still have his trust. We have finally bit the bullet and bought a Mercedes scanner and should have it sometime next week. I will get the car back and see if we get any more info we will repl...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L test procedure VIN: WDBNG75J62
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L oxygen sensor VIN: WDD221171A
thanks your respone,this problem has solved by replace the Me control unit. if you know further information please send E -mail give me: [...]. thanks again. Sean form China
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
It turns out that the float inside the tank was being obstructed by one of the baffles in the tank. A minor adjustment to a baffle and this vehicle checks out ok.
1977 Other Chrysler Scout II 345CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: G0062GGD31
I want to thank everyone for your help in answering my request for timing information on the Scout II. The timing was off by about 10 degrees, set it to between 6 and 8 with the vacuum advanced disconnected and vacuum line plugged. It is running much better....
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Ignition VIN: 2PGP44R3TR
I thanks to all of you that respond. I took the vehicle to the dealer to try to overrede the memorey changes coused when I connect the PCM from the van with alarm but they were unable to do it. (Icontact the dealer techniccian in advance y he sed that it coul...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 1P4GP54L4T
Thank you to all who responded! The majority of replies point to two possible issues - a low charge or the pressure transducer. I had considered the low charge issue, but hadn't verified with the gauges. The compressor still runs, but if the high side never hi...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF75K63
Thanks for all of the very quick replys. Everyone said the exact same thing. Replace the ignition cassette. I was of the same mind but I always think I must have done something since I was just there but in this case it was just a coincidence. It may have been... Trouble codes: 1312 (combustion detection cyl 1 2 /short to B).
1990 Toyota Tercel EZ 1.5L hard start VIN: JT2EL36MXL
Thanks for all the replies. He is just going to live with it. If we come up with any kind of fix for it I will post the repair. Thanks again
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDDR32T82
Thanks to all who have offered help- the intake manifold has a de laminated baffle/runner internally making the noise. We are still in a holding pattern from the customer to get an ok for repairs. Thanks, Greg and crew
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L airbag VIN: WVWCB5155L
i ended up contacting an old friend that played with vw's and he had the tool your members advised me was needed to reset the problem code, thanx.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Batterry VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Thanks for all the great replies. We found a loose connection in the door lock actuator. We repaired this and installed a new battery. The customer picked up the car two weeks ago and have not heard from him since. I am calling this one fixed.
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WVW3AH4705
Well, when I called the dealer back , they had no problem locating the correct sensor.The original sensor was the black sensor located in the t stat housing. The new sensor was an updated green one, and so far so good. The gauge has been working fine. If the p...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L cam shaft pulley VIN: YV1V5255XY
well guys it is possible to fix this vehicle without special tools. I contacted volvo to borrow their tool but they said they didnt have one. All they do is make sure the back of the cams which are very similiar to fords, line up straight across. They have ...
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