Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 30, 2007
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1996 Audi A4 2.8L no drive indrive VIN: WAUEA88D6T
the car will not move in drive will move in 1st gear & rev
View
1998 Audi A4 2.8L release cable VIN: WAUZZZ8DZW
Hood release cable is broken (probably near lock). I need a idea about how to open hood. If the solution is to remove hood grille how to do it with hood closed. Thanks in advance
View
1999 Audi A4 1.8L front pump VIN: WAUCB28D1X
i removed all front pump bolts and the pump doesn't want to come out. next i removed valve body to see if any thing was holding it up and still nothing any one have the info on how to remove pump on this a4 quattro? trans is a 5-hp-19 help
View
2001 Audi TT Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N21
Customer failed state inspection for p0051 and changed the drivers side front o2 with a bosch unit.Code came back and now also has a code p0101 for the MAF sensor.Using european software for my genesys i pulled codes 17549 for the MAF and code 17527 for the o2... Trouble codes: P0051 (ho2s heater controll cuircuit low b2s1), P0101 (mass/volume air flow a curcuit rng/perf)
View
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L coolant in exhast VIN: WBAHD1317C
This car when it reaches opperating temperature starts billowing coolant smoke from tail pipe. When the head was removed the head gasket looked good. Is there any other way for coolant to get into the intake system? I've had trouble finding a coolant routing d...
View
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Traction control VIN: WBADN63473
This is a 540i with the M package. When making turns and sometimes when going straight the traction control activates shutting down the throttle. We thought maybe it was the heavy footed customer, but have found that even under moderate acceleration out of a c...
View
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: WBAET37462
Hello BMW Techs, We've have got a situation were the fuel gauge is reading incorrect and we replaced both senders in the fuel tank. We replaced the fuel sending units according to the TSB and we still have a problem were the gauge reads higher than it should. ...
View
1990 Buick Reatta 3.8L serial data line VIN: 1G4EC13C3L
all the data line circuits check out ok installed new bcm, ecm, eccp, ipc, derm, hvac programmer. instrument panel indicates 00 error and climate control has 3 dashes car runs fine and everything but the cruise control works and high beams and fog lights st...
View
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCDC14K2L
Hello all, I've hit a wall. This is what I've got, hold the throttle at 2000rpm, o2 volts go to .030 sometimes less. Scan data shows integrator at 128, block learn at 117, coolant temp 185f, CLOSED LOOP operation, 1.5ms injector pulse width (checked with lab s...
View
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1LW15M7R
This car will start fine every time, fuel pressure is 30lb to start off with. It does not matter if the vacuum line to the regulator is unplugged or not, and there is no fuel in the vacuum line like there would be from a leaky regulator. It will run for a few ...
View
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Sarter, and charging system VIN: 2G1WL52M35
hi all, thanks in advance for your help on this one. i generally do very good with just about any electrical problem, but this one's got me stumped.(and i fear it's going to be something incredibly stupid i should've seen) about three weeks ago, i replaced the...
View
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L no low beams VIN: E029169502
thanks for your help in advance car came in no low beam headlights highs work great. got a dighram of the system and ck the headlight switch relays and the dimmer switch they seem to be working, the lights got constance power they work by getting the supplied ...
View
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: 2G1WH52K13
Hello everyone, Thanks now for the advice. I am the third tech to attemp repair on this vehicle and am stumped. Vehicle came in with a P0401 code and a lack of power. They replaced to EGR valve which cleared the code. When running at light throttle vehicle run... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr), P0300 (random miss)
View
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start, VIN: 1GNEK13Z13
truck was towed in for nostart. found no codes. truck only cranks for 5 sec. and then stops cranking. if you back off switch engine will crank again but only for 5 sec. checked and found no problems with vtd system. checked some other things and found 12v ref ...
View
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L rear heater VIN: 1GNEK13ZX4
Thank you in advance. We have a 2004 Tahoe that the rear heater temperature control is inoperative. We scanned it for DTC - no codes. Voltage cycles between 2.5v and 5.0v at terminal 6 on air temperature actuator. You can feel the motor try to move. Remove act...
View
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
please help this durango run when cold but when it get warm 200. bi si drop out , 02 sensor .o2 volts . goes rich runs bad . 02 sensor has 4.98 volts at start . once running bad , reseting fuel trim and all adaptives has no effect on it , fuel pressure 50 lbs ...
View
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L poor running VIN: 3B7KF2365X
truck came in from other shop after doing extensive parts replacement (see tests performed) this truck runs on 5 cyl and is blowing white smoke
View
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Starting VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
This car will not start when left outside in about 5 minutes. The PCM supplies a ground for the starter relay but will show about 8.94 volts at ground circuit. When I heat PCM with heat gun outside the ground will come back and car will start. Can jump starter...
View
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain tensioner VIN: 2B3AD46R01
we need to know if anyone can tell us on the 2.7 r motor in the intrepid. can you install an aftermarket chain tensioner piston in from the side of the motor when removing access cover. if so how do you pop up the plunger to get the tension against the chain w...
View
1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Drive train VIN: 1FMCU14T0H
This vehicle has a vibration that starts around 55mph and continues through 85mph, it doesnt completely go away, it just decreases considerably, almost unnoticable. Vibration is'nt affected by RPM or what gear the tranny is in and vibration DOESNT get faster w...
View
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A2L
hello-i have this pos box in my shop-the front dis module does not produce any spark-we tried another module-still does not produce any spark-has code 48 which im sure is related to the ignition system-has anyone seen this before or can anyone lead me to any w...
View
1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1FACP5349M
I have this ford that does not heat and sets a code for the Temp blend door motor.I came from a chevy dealer is there an easy way to get to this? any help would be great
View
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L heater
I have been working on this truck for 3 years with this problem. he has just got another truck so now I can have it for some time. Have replaced the thermostat three times new fan clutch, cooling system clean. start the truck and let run temp only warms to 150...
View
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...
View
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Unit works perfect for 2 weeks then customer come's back. Engine opp temp stay' normal but no heat from unit. Temp controls are opertating fine
View
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs sensors VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
We have what appears to be a common problem with fords. If you are pulling in to a parking space slowly, with the wheels turned you here a slight activation of the abs. No mil lights with this. We saw mention on the data base of being able to remove the sensor...
View
2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04B81
Car came to us from a muffler shop. They sold him some exhaust work then told him they could not do New York State Inspection (Low enhanced emmissions, upstate) because the MIL is on. Our shop performed diagnosis for P0443 ( solenoid test-good; circuit integri... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP purge valve circuit malfunction)
View
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Overhead Trip Computer VIN: 1FTNW20F62
This truck is giving me hives! We replace the Overhead Trip Computer (overhead console) due to a display that would fade in and out. Mitchell says unit must be calibrated for fuel tank size, sent to dealer for same, dealer tech says it won't take calibration d...
View
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Injector noise VIN: 1FTNW20P23
2003 ford [...] 6.0L diesel, the complaint by customer is after engine shut down-key turned off and normal operating temperatures there is a buzzing,clicking noise in the engine compartment 30-45 seconds.We have searched and determined the noise is com...
View
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lack of power VIN: 1FTWX32P43
The truck slightly long cranks on start up, idles fine, but upon accel it has no power, will not go above 45 mph. i have replaced the fuel pump and filters, preformed a oil change, removed and cleaned the EGR valve and passages, all to no avail. We are not wel... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp pressure too low)
View
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FCWE35S24
has anybody come across something similar to what is happening to me? any help would greatly be appreciated. it's friday and i will get back on it on monday.
View
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Battery VIN: IFTNF21585
Battery keeps going dead on this (plumbers fleet) work truck; basic model... no power windows/seat, plain am/fm radio, etc. Customer may have crossed jumper cables trying to jump start; no one knows. Recharged battery: tests fine now. Tested for key-off batt...
View
1994 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L rough idle VIN: 1GTCS1447R
this vehicle belongs to a regular customer, and has been relatively trouble free. however, the heater core spring a leak and the customer continued to drive the truck until it overheated and blew the head gasket. even with a blown headgasket the truck still ra...
View
1995 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTFC29S8S
engine will cut off after about 5 to 10 minutes of running. will restart most times. injector driver module was replaced about 1 month ago, problems went away during that time. now is acting up again. cleared trouble codes, code 36 comes back as soon as truck ... Trouble codes: 33 (egr pressure or baro sensor circuit high), 35 (injector pulse width too short), 36 (injector pulse width too long), 44 (egr pulse width modulation error), 57 (5 volt reference short), 62 (turbo boost sensor circuit low 78 wastegate circuit fault)
View
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLE 5.3L rear gate glass VIN: 1GKES12P54
the problem is the rear gate glass will not roll up when the switch is depressed when the window switch is depressed the message center reads (wiper obstruction). when the wiper switch is activated the message center reads (glass down).i have removed the door ...
View
1989 Honda CRX HF 1.5L shift light VIN: JHMED8368K
we replaced a manual transmission in our 89 crx hf and now the upshift light does not turn on, the bulb is fine(works during bulb check) the trans only has one switch on it(reverse light). we're having a hard time finding any info on what turns this light on(v...
View
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6CM58V7S
Vehicle stalls after reaching operating temperature and only intermittently. At first it seemed to only stall after turning on AC or turning the steering wheel or shifting into Reverse, Neutral or Drive; but now it may stall just sitting hot and at an idle. Wh... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing EST)
View
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L engine VIN: KMHWF35V5Y
Ok everybody This one has slaped me upside the head and now I need some input. Thanks for your help in advance!! This car came into my shop with a coolant leak . Ok no problem we foud that right away. It is the water pump. So we order a timing belt and wate...
View
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L hydraulic system VIN: KM8SB12B02
Sorry for the length. This 2002 Santa Fe came to us after sitting for some time. The release shaft was siezed in it's bushings and the original plastic clutch master cylinder was broken. We replaced the clutch master and tried to free the shaft with wd40 and b...
View
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Charging VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
Thanks in advance. Got a 98 rodeo with bat light on dash until raising rpm to over 1500. then goes out. seems like an alternator. However customer stated car was at another shop and they put 2 alternators in it and didn't fix problem. Before putting a third al...
View
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L "CHECK" light VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
After driving a mile or so the CHECK light on the left ide of inst. panel begins flashing. Also, the two green rear wheel symbol flashes all the time. I manually extracted the above codes through the OBD11 connector but have no idea what the codes are. Can't f...
View
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L spark knock VIN: 4S2CK58W32
it came back to me. now it is only happening between 65-70 mph. the egr tube was partly pluged. the coolant temp is running at 177. and i need to drive it about 15 miles before it will happen.when removing plugs found #6 plug had cracked porcilin.after drivein...
View
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L directional lights VIN: 1J4FA49S01
I have to waste everybodys time with one that looks so easy! I replaced the combination direction switch because the fog lamps were staying on unless you put on the directional lights a few weeks ago. Now the fog lamps work fine, but no directionals and no ha...
View
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB62372
We replace all four injectors due to them leaking and a poor spray pattern. The vehicle still did not start. We disassemble the front of the engine as a last resort and found that the timing belt had jumped again. We did a timing belt a month ago due to the sa...
View
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)
View
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V9T
I do not have a NGS scanner needed to acsess ride codes.Vehicle came in with the front end on the ground.I checked over system and compressor and air bag valves all worked just fine.I found the front air bags and drier leaking.Replaced front strut air bags and...
View
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L valves VIN: JM1BJ2223Y
this vehicle is a regular customer for a few months. towed in and we found t-belt stripped teeth at crank sprocket. on proceeding to replace belt the overhead cams would not turn. we loosened them and found the shafts fine but the valves wouldn't go up and dow...
View
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition lock VIN: WDBBA45A8E
This car came on the hook. The customer stopped to get some gaz and he could not get the key to turn to save his life. I looked over the procedure to remove the ignition lock from the housing but it specifies that you have to turn the key to position#1 in orde...
View
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L trans module fuse VIN: WDBRF61J21
Got this car on the hook from an unknown customer (still no contact) with information that the car had been sitting for a long time. First I removed the battery, charged it up, and tested to make sure it would work. I had a no crank. Further testing revealed o...
View
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no venting VIN: WDBNG75J81
customer reports when filling tank excessive pressure will shoot back when nozzle is removed - we removed the left rear fender liner and tested the vent valve y58-4 which we had previously replaced - this valve is open without electrical signal to allow air to... Trouble codes: P0446 (activated charcoal shut off valve), P0450 (fuel tank pressure sensor), P0130 (right o2 sensor), P0150 (left o2 sensor)
View
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Shift VIN: WDBNG70J32
Hello everyone, This S430 will not shift out of park. I have brake lights, I hear a clicking sound from the shifter module when I step on the brake. It was driven in, he said when it first started he could wiggle the handle and then it would go, but no more. I...
View
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Safety VIN: WDBUF65J53
Hey there, This car has the SRS light on. We purchased the Euro upgrade for our Snap-On Scanner. The Airbag software is SYSTEM specific and not VEHICLE specific. I need to know which system is in this car but Alldata has no info on identifying the system or on...
View
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, rattle noise VIN: 1MEFM653XY
Vehicle has a heistation, poor run quality, a noise or rattle that comes from rear in the intake manifold, does not sound like in bell housing like its the flexplate. Also has poor acceleration and is getting progressively worse. Trouble codes: P0340
View
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L no start VIN: JN8AR05Y9W
hello all have this nissan with interment long crank no start. after car start it will start fine for few hours. let it sit for few hour. wont start. long crack. no codes, fuel pressure at 43psi koeo and koer. tested fuel pressure reg. good. coolant temp in ra...
View
2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6AAO7B07
No codes, shakes at idle and in gear, lots of power off idle, power balance tested ok, with and without modis, checked flex plate visually no breaks, harmonic balancer looks good. sprayed with brake clean for intake leaks no change. o2 sensors b1,b2 stay aroun...
View
2004 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L lack of acc light VIN: 1GHDT13S04
OK i have an intermittant here that is driving us nuts. This bravada came to us a few months back with a rat attack under the hood first off we found some turn signal wiring chewed up and fixed that. Weeks later the vehicle came back with a lack of power light... Trouble codes: P2138 (1-2 corolation)
View
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L security VIN: 1G2NE52M7T
just bought car it has been a flood rebuild started fine when first got then start then die security light flashes
View
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE12T6T
thanks for your time guys. car came in missing very bad. checked codes (no light) p0300 misfire.checked mis data all 4 cyl 0's (my scanner always shows ign misses sofar) check engine data lt fuel trim avg -100%,lt ft -11.7, short ft 0% st ft avr -100%, spark a... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire)
View
1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WPOJB0926G
vehicle was towed in will barly start requires excessive crank and throttle to get running once running will only rev. to appr. 2000rpm at w.o.t. appeared to have plugged cat cons removed down pipes to verify found no change in running condition after checking...
View
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Mil lamp out VIN: 4TAUN73C9S
Following fuel filter installation and fuel pressure test (40 to 50 PSI) we suggested and customer agreed to: Testing the cap, rotor, wires and coil for leakage and opens. Tested OK. Then checked spark plugs and compression test (Variation in compression be... Trouble codes: P0141, P0133, P0125, P0130, P00, 110 (Intake air temperature sensor problem)
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lacks Power VIN: JH4DA9357L
Turned out to be an incorrect ECM installed in the vehicle. I noticed in the AllData picture, the LED window on the ECM was on the top. The one installed in the vehicle, the LED window was on the side. I checked the part number and it was incorrect. Got anothe...
14
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM5337X
Well I am going to call this a fix. I would like to thank all the bmw techs that replied [I am not one].Normally I would not of touched this unit and had it sent to the apropriote dealer in this case. After recieving the replies and added emails sent to me I c... Trouble codes: 176 (pedal travel sensor), 170 (ecu internal problem), 119 (throtle valve mechanical problem).
5
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6341X
What a difference a fuse makes, this car was at the other shop a total of 20 days b4 I recieved it, and it occured to no one there to check fuses after having a harness melt! Thanks to all that replied, It turned out to be a fuse in the E-Box as most of you s... 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).
9
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L rotors VIN: WBAET37463
Thanks to everyone that replied. We have used PBR pads with good results in the past. Ceramic pads are good for agressive driving, but will squeal with passive drivers. We put on a pair of Wagner thermoquiet pads and they worked great. Thanks for all your iput...
20
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G6KD54Y1X
Sorry abourt the delay, I've been on vacation. The responses I received were very helpful in giving the customer an estimate. He (used car dealer) didn't want spend that much (I considered it the least expensive fix of all possibilities). Nonethe less the car ... Trouble codes: P1605 (loss of HVAC serial data), P1610 (loss of PZM/BCM serial data), P0603 (PCM KAM error/reset), P0758 (2-3 sh sol B cir fault), P1602 (loss ABS serial data or KS mod), P1610 (loss of PZM/BCM serial data).
6
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Alternator VIN: W06VR54R6Y
replace alternator again and the problem was gone , thanks to all for all the help scott
16
2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Charging VIN: 1GEEH96Y47
Thanks to everyone for their ideas on this Caddy. The only thing I could find was a small inductive sensor around the negative battery cable under the rear seat that was unplugged. After plugging it in and checking everything again I let this Caddy go and so f...
6
1991 Chevrolet R3500 Cheyenne 7.4L left front wheel VIN: 1CRLF47R4L
Well, I tried it all, the calipers had the same size pistons, i tried new pads, I tried swapping pads too. The suspension is solid. I even pulled the hard line to check it and it was clear. The only component left was the proportioning valve, and this ite...
18
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No power VIN: 1GCCS1443T
Sorry I did not fix this but they decided to take the truck.Its not worth fixing.I almost sure the chain/tensioner is out. Trouble codes: P0342.
19
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L transmission? VIN: 1GCEK19R5U
Sorry for late post, just now got info on fix. Customer had trans replaced, and problem is gone. They installed a used unit, so we will never know what in the trans did it.
20
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC5244X
Well I'll never let this happen again, it appears someone (multiple drivers/fleet vehicle), decided to fill the tank up with alcohol (E85), took a sample in a jar and added water, the water floated on top, drained the tank and filled with gas, fuel trim went b... Trouble codes: P0171.
6
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L harsh upshift VIN: 1G1ND52J43
Well the quick summary is that the tranny has been sent out to be rebuilt. I had placed a call in to identifix, and learned that on 98 and later GM, if the shift times are over 0.7 seconds that indicates a internal problem with that gear. I believe that piec...
7
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L front end VIN: 1GCJK33113
Thanks for all the replies. The customer returned with the truck and we removed the front drive shaft with no change in the shudder. I raised the rear of the truck and let it idle in gear the rear of the transfer case was moving back and left and right. I lube...
12
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H6X
Well it seems as though some are only interested in the politically correct grammar and are unable to interpret a question unless it is directly asked upon them. For all others thank you for the info it was helpful to know about the nine volts being normal. Th...
6
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4HS28Z3X
Okay... So the answer is yes to swapping used ECMs in these things as long as both had VTSS. The newer ones need VIN reprogrammed I knew that but these old ones are a plug and play. Turns out the fuel trim problem on the one was the connector was hooked up ...
4
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD4CR11
Many thanks for all the replies I received. This was one of those deals where the owner didn't have much money to continue. I received many good ideas, some of which I don't think was the problem but I wanted to look into further but the customer took the car ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (Misfire 5), P0306 (Misfire 6).
10
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 3D7HA18N22
thanks for the replies the timing was out i thought it sounded out of time when my tech first started it after repairs but he swore it was good but as it turns out it was not even close after a week of fishing he finally tore it back down yesterday and foun...
3
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FABP44E6K
Sorry folks I didn't get back sooner, the customer is pretty good mechanic himself and took vehicle to try some other things. The guy is obsessed with Mustangs and has a ton more parts and cars at home. Come to find out this ecm came out of another car that ha...
18
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1FDPR72PXL
thanks to all, the fix was replacing with a long block.
9
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1LAFP62W8V
As mentioned in the original help request, the battery terminals seemed loose upon arival of the vehicle. When the terminals were tightened, blue sparks occured. It's likely that this caused damage to the PCM. A new PCM was found to solve this problem. I won...
8
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L long cranking VIN: 1FMZU3ZP2Y
I disconnected & blocked the the supply line @ the quick connector near the left shock, then pressurized the system using the pressure test port. The pressure, 45 psi, held steady. That verified that the injectors & the entire return side of the system were g...
12
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FT2RD3Y8B
well i talked my buddy in to just getting a long block from ford, he relized that he did not have the computer or the harness for the v-10 and cost would have been outrageous to do this project. so we should have the long block in this weekend. thanks for the ...
7
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422L
Thanks for the help friends. Those who suggested the intake manifold gaskets were close. I got too fixated on the PCM resetting it self. I decided to break out the smoke for another look. I found the PVC hose assembly leaking vacuum under the intake manifold. ...
8
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L TFT sensor VIN: 1FMYU04172
I recieved nothing that really helped decide 100% whether to replace the Solenoid body or go for the computer. I told the owner of the vehicle that it might take both components, I just could not be sure. The owner is a used car lot, I am sure he purchased s...
5
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMYU96H36
Thanks to all who replied. everyone was correct in that you need to turn (loosen) the bolt what seems to be forever until it finally loosens enough to remove the wheel. Once removed, nothing was broken or worn, and we were able to just tighten the bolt. Takes ...
3
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU72K12
The replies hit the problem on the head, after replaceing the convertor and electronic pacage the truck was perfect 100% lock up no codes. Thankyou...
4
2006 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L rear diff VIN: JHLRD78906
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, THEY WERE ALL RIGHT ON THE MONEY. I CHANGED FLUID USING HONDA DUAL PUMP FLUID AND RETESTED PROBLEM WAS GONE, AS YOU REC. I DRAINED AND REFILLED A 2ND TIME. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP AND SUPPORT BARRY
24
1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade 4.0L Misfire VIN: 2J4FY69S2M
Well Steve said check fuel pressure and again when driving to see what happens when the problem starts. Fuel pressure was good so i decided to check for codes first time i used my Snappy MT2500 all it gave me was A/C not cycling so i decided to try my Ge...
3
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FX78S2T
After going through the vehicle we found short 2nd installed harness at computer. Having to fix pins in the harness, no new harness available for vehicle.
9
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L park lights VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
Thanks for all that replied to this post. I would like to thank Kris from Tenn. for hitting it on the head. I pulled the radio out and the ground WAS attached to the orange wire! Clipped and rerouted the wire and the problem is fixed. Happy Holidays!
3
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Brake Light VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
I pulled the bulbs, they looked good. It was the top bulb intermittinly working. I used some dielectric grease and now for 2 days, all is good.
6
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 5.5L Roof and centrel locking
Sorry could not get to the bottom of this one. Thanks Alexander i found the fuse box behind the seat all was in good Shape. Sadly I'm not equipped for the German cars my MT 2500 and 2.0 Genisys are good for the motor and tranny side but thats it. Not worth g...
3
2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L all dash waring lights VIN: 1G2NW12E93
First off Thank you all for sugestions and help. What I fund was that it had bad ground to the alt. (entire engine) Several times I did voltage drop test on the power and grounds and every time i got 0.04 at most with key on engine off wipers,radio, heater b...
15
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L ft.timing cover VIN: VS3DD38N4W
Thank you for the responses. I repaired the cover using JB Weld as suggested by many wonderful techs. I had actually thought of that but was unsure untill it was suggested. Thanks again. (I really didn't want to do a major job at this time) Matt
15
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80651
#5 coil pack & both front a/f sensors. I am convinced the coil pack was causing the random misfire code, maybe because of the opposed design of the engine? Thanks again to all who took the time to read & reply. Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
12
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Timing
It was basic timing belt alignment... took a few tries!... tricky little turd... thanks for the replies!
8
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L overall vehicle VIN: 4T3ZF13C01
First, thanks to all who replied. The vehicle returned and we found the following: 1. 3 out of the 4 tires took on an abnormal epliptical pattern above 60mph and vibration could be felt in vehicle. (tested on lift). 2. Complete drivetain had excessive movemen...
4
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Fuel Odor VIN: 4T1BE32K22
Thanks to all the members that replied. I spoke with the customer and am still waiting for them to reschedule the car for repair. So basically I do not know if what the other members suggested is the problem. I will update this when the customer returns.
4
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Headlight chime/ Door chime VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Iatn and its wonderful members win again. All information recived was perfectly acurate. The chime is integrated into the instrument cluster. Turned out the instrument cluster circuit board, was not sending a signal to chime speaker. Replaced and recoded clust...
9
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next