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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ABS non functional VIN: WAUG387465
Stored code- 18014 - Rough Road/ Engine torque signal from ABS : Electrical malfunction Been around these cars a while, have no idea what this code means, Ross-Wiki does NOT have it listed either. Customer has had this code for a few months now, just until a...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D5Y
hello audi and vw techs, this is chris alexander the service manager at community car care. i have a 200o audi a4 quatro i.8t in my shop that we are haveing problems with. when the vehicle original came in to are shop there was a severe vaccum leak from the ... Trouble codes: P00, 1128 (the fuel system lean)
1995 BMW 530iT 3.0L MIL Lamp on
scan tool for bmw.it must be pc based or some other that is not very expenise for tech to buy for itself.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cable VIN: WBAAN37441
i have a 2001 bmw 325i with a broke hood cable can anyone help me and tell me how to get in to it to get it open. thank you
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Radio, St Wheel VIN: WBADT63452
Strange CAN problem, customer states headlights go off and on, radio turns off then on, steering wheel vertical up and down all by themselves. I have several BMW codes; 220, steer column angle comm error. 227, steer column longitudinal adj blocking rear. 004, ...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4CW53L6M
Hey every body, a friend of mine braught this car into me because it runs terrible when warm and dies soon after. I'm not talking about it dies when completly hot it dies a few minutes after starting.the tests i have run are; fuel pressure, spark,injector impu... Trouble codes: #43
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K43
O2 sensor 2 readings were flat lined at 430 mv. Disconnected sensor connector and found corrosion on terminals. I am trying to find the source of the corrosion in the connector, I am suspecting a possible infiltration at a splice, but as yet have not been able... Trouble codes: P0140 (O2 sensor 2 insufficient activity)
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5293R
Hopefully one of the Cadillac techs can lead me in the direction of fixing this problem. I am trying to do a smog inspection but the check engine light does not go on when the key is tuned on but it goes on immediately after starting the engine and it sets a c...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L brakes VIN: W06VR52R0V
customer complaint was pulls right hard when braking. we replaced front brake pads rotors calipers & frt brake hoses & car pulls right hard on normal braking. we have replaced a worn idler arm & no improvement. we pinched rear calipers lines & same problem. pl...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNGK26F5S
Need help with a GM diesel, I've got a 05 6.5 turbo when it cam in it had been sitting for about 18-20 months so there were some issue right up front. We have put batteries and a starter in, transfer pump(frame mounted)fuel filter and injection pump. Now comes... Trouble codes: 34 (idle stepper motor)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, no power VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
test drive-lack of power when driven like exhaust was plugged. convertor was rattling inside. mouse nest in air filter box. replaced air filter and had convertor replaced. vehicle now has code p0101 in it. replaced mass air flow and code gone. But since conver... Trouble codes: P0010
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G0CS14542
This vehicle was brought in to our electrical shop by a local parts store. The transmission was recently replaced or overhauled. After they received the vehicle back from the transmission shop the transmission would try to change gears while idling. They took ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Airbag light VIN: 1GCHK29U51
Hope a GM tech can help. I've got this 2500 that the airbag light is on, there are no codes, we can communicate with the module but it will not give codes, if you unplug a sensor it will then give you a code for that sensor. Plug it back in and clear the histo...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC29U84
This is the second time i have posted for this vehicle for same issue. Fleet vehicle keeps returning with ses light on for p0446. First time replaced vent valve due to clogged with dirt. Vehicle returned with same issue ( valve clogged with dirt) Found tsb for... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent performance)
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1C4GP64L6W
Vehicle exhibits a start and stall when cold. Excessive smell of rich fuel mixture accompanied with stalling. You can keep the vehicle running if the accelerator pedal is depressed. I've replaced all six spark plugs. They were gas fouled. Fuel pressure is in s...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Z0T
I have this Dodge truck with a 5.9 V8 engine that has plugged injector screens. Nobody seems to be able to find a part number or a listing for them (I've tried the dealer and aftermarket without any luck...they all want to sell the whole injector). Does anyone...
1999 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 2B4FP25300
this van has an intermittent brake pedal fade to the floor to the point that the van will not stop. It occurs after driving coming to a stop and then as you inch along in traffic you will not have a pedal and the van will not stop until you are on the floor an...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B7GG26NXY
Hey all, I have a cranks but no start. No fuel or spark. I have no communication with the scan tool. When the key is turned on the odometer flashes 10 times then displayes "no bus". I have power and ground to the ECM and I can ground the ASD and fuel pump rela...
2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HSZ8Z5Y
We have this 2000 5.9 Durango that has a dead midfire in #8 cylinder and we are stumped. This misfire only occurs below approx. 1400-1500 RPM. Removing the ignition wire, injector etc...and engine idles the same. Inspections revealed the following. Good fuel... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire 8 Cylinder)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Y81
quit while going down thruway. Has injector pulse and no spark. Found no gound pulse to coil. Went through test steps and mitchell last step says computer assumed bad at this time. Replaced computer after waiting for one from chrysler. had van towed to chrysle... Trouble codes: P0351
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3D7KU28623
Hi, folks. I actually have mode control problems-vehicle blows out of dash vents only-no defrost, no heat. No codes are accessible with my Snap-on 2500, and apparently you need to use the DRB3 to perform a learn if replacing mode or blend door motors. My quest...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7KU28C54
my customer is looking to buy this thing & asked me to look it over. when, in park, you run the engine speed up to 2000 & let off the throttle, it has a slight engine shake. also, as you drive & let up, the engine speed doesn't go down immediately. is this nor...
1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
this thing has been a complete nightmare. gentelman shows up with vehicle, requests new enigine. install jasper reman. replaced all sensors and distributor as precaution as well as all new injectors. idle quality is very poor, seem to be running rich at idle. ...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H2R
Good Evening, We have a fun one here, Engine will skip under light load mostly write after it shifts into overdrive and you barley roll into the throttle. It doesn't drop just one cylinder it feels like the hole engine will momentarily shut off. We have run t...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDLF47F4S
I am looking for wireing digram for the injecter need that to check the injecters and honest under the valve cover. think you everyone. James
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F9S
I got a call from this customer that his truck started yesterday then died 2 minutes later. The temp outside at the time was 25 degrees. He said he went to restart it and it started then died immediately. Went to start it again and all it would do was spin ove...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR14A1V
the problen on this track is loss power aster 60 milie andengine piging i have good fuel presue 35-40 psi timing good i replace flow sensoe about tree mounth if any bady ken gime any idia, luis [...] thank you
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAK91131X
We got this escort from another shop, the problem is no spark on the two center cylinders (2&3) good spark on (1&4). There is power B+ from the center wire on the coil connector & a off-on signal from the computer to both outer wires on the coil connector. Get...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air suspension VIN: 1FMFU18L1Y
truck came in with uneven ride height tilted on left side high than right side front and rear have a code of c1790 air suspension left rear airspring output circuit failure...pumpseem not to engage sometime come on ford tech gave me a good line on this and som...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRWO8LX1
oil leaking under intake setting in the valley leaking then leaking out the back the engine. where is the oil comeing from, where it would be the probable cause.
2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07392
The vehicle is here for a state emissions test with a MIL on. Fault message logged is PO171 & PO174, lean condition. Inspection found PCV system failed all hoses leading from the induction system are dripping with oil. The MAS sensor also oil contaminated. Bef...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Fuel in coolant VIN: 1FDWF36F72
This truck came into my shop with a complaint of fuel in the coolant. There was not any excessive pressure in the cooling system. After talking with a few other techs and confirming the fuel in the coolant resivoir I removed the heads to have new injector cups...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S02
This is the second 2002 3.0L DOHC I've encountered with the exact same misfire. This vehicle has a persistent misfire on cylinder #3. I have checked the spark plugs and ohm'd #3 plug wire. All was OK. I mixed up the plugs and switched #1 & #3 plug wires. The m... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Misfire Immediately After Start-up)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW30P05
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21505
I have a 2005 F250 that has an intermittentno start condition. When it acts up there is no power from the fuel pump relay to the inertia switch. My question is where is the fuel pump relay located? Mitchel and All Data both say that its in the underdash fuse b...
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R7T
Doesn't this just have to be an ECM - or are we missing something...?
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W8T
Replaced cap,rotor,plugs and wires vehicle now will start but runs VERY BAD rechecked cap and wire routing all good engine will run but missing bad checked engine vacumme only 5inches vac not good tried disconnecting cat still no good im thinking possible plug... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Coil VIN: 1GKEK13R9V
Well this all started with no fire at the coil ,i replaced the Cam sensor ,crank sensor,Coil ,Coil module,when i noticed fuel at the cap of the injectors ,well noticed fuel on the wiring harness down to the computer , ive put a new spider injection system in a...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
Having quite an odd time w/ this vehicle. Repaired misfire by installing "revised" injector assy. Still have occ. MIL and p0300 which is keeping vehicle inspection sticker from happenning. Have tried multiple times to perform crankshaft variation relearn w/Tec... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Gear range VIN: 1GTHK23162
When you shift this truck into gear (reverse or Drive) it will go into gear just fine and start to move, then it kicks to neutral and the range indicator on the dash starts to flash. It only does this on occasion and usually if you shift to park and back to ge...
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.6L MIL Lamp on, lack power VIN: 1GTHK33677
Hi i have a 2007(new body) gmc duramax air filter plugged with snow customer was on really snowy highways the unit began to loose power and was only able to do 30 kph towed unit in found air filter plugged with snow . I called the local gm dealer and they are ...
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP335X2
Surges idling almost all the time between 1000-2000 rpm. When it doesn't surge, only for short periods, idles around 1500-1600 rpm. Car sounds like it has a vacuum leak. Checked all vacuum hoses that I could see, by pinching off and using propane. No leaks fou... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem), P1505 (PCV Air leakage)
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L right signal indicator VIN: 46LC625027
thanks to all for help in advance.. while out on a drive i turn on the right flasher, it blicks normally then out of no where it blicks fast like i have a bulb out. have recreated problem in shop all bulbs work with bulbs and test light.. any thoughts would be...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L compressor VIN: 1J4FF68S2X
Fleet Jeep came in for a PM. Operator had defrost selected on HVAC and mid-temperature. Vehicle had not been driven so it was at room temperature. Noticed condenser fan was cycling frequently. On for about 21 seconds, off for about 6 seconds, then back on. Che...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK58K52
vehicle is blowing the asd relay fuse... will only run a few seconds. the tach surges. have disconnected the other items on the cirucit and have not found any pinched wires.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L locking hub VIN: KNDJA72331
The front hubs do not lock for 4 wheel drive operation. I found the front hoses to the vacumn hubs broken. Replaced the vacumn hoses have vacumn to the hubs. I do not have any information on how to check dissasemble or repair this part of the vehicle. I need i...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L6W
Good afternoon everyone, hope you can help me. 1998 Lincoln Navigator came in about six months ago with very loud air commpressor. Installed new motorcraft pump and vehicle left. About two weeks later the rear air bage would not inflate and commpressor continu...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Heater control VIN: WDBHA22E5S
I know this is gonna be one of those posts where it is right in front of me and couldn't see it. This 95 C220 came in because there is no median between hot and cold. Its either hot or cold. I pulled the codes above. The only code that I am little leary about ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L abs lite VIN: WDBNG75J61
this s500 came in with air ride problem ran some test found air pump shorted replaced but while testing abs lite came on and now stays on the abs relay is not poping 50 amp fuse for abs also on dash bas lite is on and says workshop can anyone help
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBNG70J42
Customer stated that while on the highway, when you went to pass the bas/esp light came on, she used tele, MB told her to pull car over turn off & restart. All was fine light went off and vehicle drove w/out any problems. About a week later while driving it to...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L abs VIN: 1ZWFT61L22
looking for some help from you ford guys we have this cougar that has the abs active on almost all stops no codes present all wheel speed sensors read within 2 klms differance don`t see anything out of the ordinary thanks dave
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JA4MT41R4Y
Anybody recognise these syptoms? Possible cause? Car came in customer said "a couple miles after starting cold all warning lights came on while driving and stayed on. One light (don't know which)started flashing, car was cutting out (automatic)acting like it ...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AH86F93
Mitsu techs ...I need your help. I inherited this 03 Mitsu Lancer Evolution after several shops tried. It has a reoccuring P0300(random misfire). I AM AWARE of the 5 speed trans update. I found excessive oil from the K&N Filter all over the MAF sensor(I cleane... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/muliple misfire -only code to keep coming back)
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G13
Sets both P0335 & p0340 while starting, but not every time. I can clear the codes and if the codes do not set while starting, the car can be driven without any codes being reset. The light will come on right after cranking up hot or cold, used the vantage to l... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Radio VIN: JN1CA21DXT
We've have a very strange problem with the radio/cd player becoming completly inoperative after the replacement of the starter. Client (personal friend, of course)states that radio was ok before he brought it in. The ONLY way we can make the radio work is to u...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L instrument gauges VIN: 1NDD2156WC
This nissans speedometer quits, gas gauge goes to full, temperature gauge goes to high, odometer reads 999999 SES light comes on with speed sensor code. This happens on start up. If the gauges and all work on start up they will work the whole day. If they fail...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31A61
when driving at wide open throttle eg.punch pedal to pass vehicle boggs down as if fuel starvation.fuel pressure good when bogging.when engine boggsdown usually @ 3800 to 4200 rpm, O2 sensors go lean,there is no skip just an even lost of power.if you let off o... Trouble codes: 1320 (no primary ignition signal to ecm), 1126 (etc motor circuit open)
1999 Other European 355F1 3.5L Mechanical VIN: ZFFXR48D00
A customer of mine is looking at buying this Ferrari 355F1 spyder with 23,000km on the clock. I have driven the car and visually inspected it and it appears to be in good condition with no obvious vices or problems. The clutch, cam belt and few other items ha...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE51N5N
hello everyone,this car has a severe backfiring in the intake manifold while cranking engine over to start.i did a compression test:4 cyl's:150psi 2 cyl's:160psi.engine used to start with this backfire condition(very hard) but now won't start at all(although i...
2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Headlamps VIN: 1G2JB52F53
Hi iATN, thanks in advance for the help. Condition is as follows: No DRL operation, no low beam operation, right side high beam works but leaves 1 volt behind and all other headlamps light up dimly. All test done as stated above. Any help would be AWESOME. Tha...

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Gateway VIN: WBAGH63403
Thanks to all that replied, we had alot of suggestions to runaway from this vehicle but I never been one to throw in the towel! I've alway believed that man made it and man can fix it. I'd like to Thank Seth Thorton from Minnesota for his help and wisdom on th...
1986 Buick Century Limited 3.8L ignition VIN: 1G4AL1933G
Thanks to all that replied. Your help is greatly appreciated. It turned out that we had a bad ignition coil from napa, and a bad (new) cam sensor from napa. we replaced those items with gm parts and all is well. Thanks again for all the help. Happy Holidays!
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L brakes VIN: 1G4HR53L3N
Thanks for all the replies. This one ended up being a bad master cylinder as some of you mentioned. We did not know the master was split diagonally. The ABS light is not fixed but the brakes work now.
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L cluster/radio VIN: 1G4HR54K2Y
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52YTU
Thanks to all, and sorry for the delayed close. I was unable to repair this one as the customer has not returned, I will update if he comes back. I got 3 replies and all seemed to be on the same page as far as the possibility of a bad pcm. I believe that this ... Trouble codes: 01645 (purge control problem).
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YWU
Thanks to all who replied. I pulled the valve covers and timing cover and found bank one exhaust cam one tooth off. Aligned marks and the car has no misses in the misfire counters. I find it hard to believe the machine shop can't get these in time. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi Cylinder missfire).
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13K1S
Well, the vehicle is not yet fixed but we believe the problem to be the incorrect fuel pump as so many of you suggested. The customer is in the middle of a move and we are waiting on approval to install a factory pump. Thanks for all the help. We'll update lat...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19W3S82631
As most of you stated there was leaks under the plenium. I found the fuel regulator and the inlet feed line leaking under the plenium. Replaced injector spider and both feed and return hose and this brought short term fuel triim to between +3 and long term to ... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire).
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L engine compartment VIN: 1GYY2256T5
Thank you all for your responses, this fire burnt for a while making the cause more difficult to find. Aloha Larry [...]
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L brakes VIN: 4GIJF32TOT
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L wiper motor VIN: 2G1WW12E91
It was a bent tab on the assembly. thank-you everyone for your help.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L fuel guage and temp guage VIN: 2G1WF55EX1
appreciate all the responses, allen [...]. and all other responses on fuel guage was correct bad sending unit. total cost...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23113
THANKS Everyone for the replies, I installed new injectors and it fixed the problem. Thanks Brent for explaining how to check the return flow. Trouble codes: P0087 (P0087 for fuel rail pressure too low.), P0089 (The difference between actual and desired FRP is more than 20 MPa), P1093 (The difference between commanded fuel pressure and actual fuel pressure is more than 20 MPa.).
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L instrument cluster VIN: 2C8GF68424
Hi guys ,the problem was a power feed to the power dist centre which fed the body control module ,we eventualy sent to dealer because we could not figure it out and this is what they told us ,they would not give us any mor info like which wire or pin location ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Air Bag VIN: 2C8GP64LX5
First of all, you guys are great! To perform the Occupant Classification System Verification, this is what I used: 5-20lb dyno calibration weights, 1-wheel chock, 1-refrigerant scale, 1-thick fender cover, Weights required were: Empty seat - ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L doors VIN: 1B7GL23X3V
I have fabricated a new door shaft from a steel rod and i'm sure this one won't break. The OE part was plastic and very thin at the top where the vacuum motor attaches. Again did not find any case distortion or door binding. When I removed dash this last tim...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain tensioner VIN: 2B3AD46R01
we changed the tensioner but dismantled front end to be sure cam timing was right did not want to take a chance thanks for your help. car runs great no noise
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L spark plug holes VIN: 1FALP62W6T
Well the car was tuned up with silicone around the plug wires to try and prolong the amount of time before the wires become saturated again and it starts missing.Customer was informed of wires being covered with oil and told it would be expensive to fix.I stil...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTFX28L6V
3 catagories of tips came from all 13 of you,thank each of you.1st of all proper oil and motorcraft filters are used on this vehicle. 2nd was timing chain to push rod noise; noise is not picket up with a stethescope in those areas, and noise is nonexistant war...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L oil change reminder VIN: 2FMZA5343X
We have a fix to this earth shattering oil change reminder light problem. Thanks to Tom [...] for the first correct response and to the other replies. Solution- When you get to the question screen release the reset button and press again until it clears. The owner...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L drive belt VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Thanks for the help. Most of the replies helped in one way or the other. Two seperate things were causing the chirp and stall. The PS was slightley out of alignment and the cam synchronizer shaft busings were worn out. i was ablie to realign the ps pump by ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, int. backfires VIN: 1FTRE14202
It was really great to get so many replies, with all good ideas. The keyway issue was the most popular, we removed the balancer to find the keyway in good shape, also fuel pressure and volume was both fine, pressure looked good while underway with the symptom ...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Temp gauge
I am sorry I put over 100 miles on this truck and could not duplicate symptom. I would have changed the cylinder temperature sensor and tried it but it's under the intake manifold. I bought a subscription to Ford's online technical service and found some infor...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF37P16
Thanks to all who responded. Steven [...] actually answered the questions I posted. The ICP sensor sticks out of the front of the right valve cover. The IPR is under the turbo on the left side. The high pressure pump is under the turbo...
1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Heater VIN: 1GTC319X1V
Hey guys thanks for all the help the customer decided to take the vechicle.If he returns with it i will consider to change the ignition switch thank you and god bless
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GKET16573
Well, all help offered was help I considered. Many suggested cooling fan/sensor problems or TPS connector & wiring, Scott and Mitchell were on the right track with a ground or connection problem. I ended up finding that just barely touching the PCM wiring it w... 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).
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L cv shaft VIN: 1HGCM56814
The customer has not returned yet for repairs. I got 15 responses, most of which said aftermarket reman shafts were the problem. However, I did post that I used NEW shafts, although the did not come from the dealer. Since this kind of vibration is usually caus...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 4S2DM58W21
Replaced with factory Denso plugs. Truck has more power than ever. No flashing check engine light. Thanks Trouble codes: 304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72361
Thank for the vacuum leak tips. I applied my smoke machine and found a metal male vac fitting with no cap and no hose on the right side of the motor, behind the intake manifold. I capped it. The lean code has not returned. But the MAF sensor still gave very hi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean).
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDV3241V
Thanks to everyone who replied, especially Paul from Virginia and Kevin [...]. Turns out that there was a problem with the plugs to the engine ECU. I didn't notice any moisture on the pins, but I cleaned the contact areas and put it back together, and it runs... Trouble codes: P0308 (Missfire 8).
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L valves VIN: JM1BJ2223Y
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES WHICH SUGGESTED BENT VALVES FOR SURE. We pulled the head and sent to the machine shop. Very surprisingly to everyone the machinist said the lifters were stuck. He needed to soak them in solvent to get them out one by one. The valves were...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no venting VIN: WDBNG75J81
Customer was unwilling to spend (any) money to determine the cause of poor flow to the charcoal cannister - we had the cannister completely loose from all it's hoses and when putting smoke machine in the filler cap opening our smoke machine would go into overl... Trouble codes: P0446 (activated charcoal shut off valve), P0450 (fuel tank pressure sensor), P0130 (right o2 sensor), P0150 (left o2 sensor).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Safety VIN: WDBUF65J53
Thanks for the help. It turns out that the Snap-On scanner does not support this model and year. I could not get the scanner to communicate with any of the systems it listed. I was on the phone with the Snap-On Tech support and after much digging through his i...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, spark knock,pinging VIN: JA4LX41G43
Thank you all for replying to my problem. Seems like I should have just gone farther before posting. Turns out that I have low compression in number 4 cyl. and that would explain why the code stays with that cyl. even though you really can't feel a dead miss. ... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cyl. misfire).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L intake cam sproket VIN: 3N1CB51D23
Looks like there are no short cuts for this operation, so with spanner in one hand and air gun in the other, a little bit of patience, I managed to get the cam to advanced position, found the the right size allan wrench as a pin to hold the setting in place. ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4A111D93
Thanks for the response Thomas in New Jersey hit the nail on the head this time. I had changed the radiator in the car had not been very technical about the coolant refill mixture just fefilled the car with what I thoungt was about 50/50 mixture. A note to any...
2006 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L disc & plate VIN: 1N6BD06TX6
I didn't know how to tell if the special flywheel was bad or not, so I replaced it anyway. It was expensive. It is actually a spring loaded frictin area, like a DMF flywheel style that rocks back and forth. Everything worked out fine, I suspect I could've used...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52T9Y
hello and thank you all for your time. the problem here was the alternator. we did verify a/c voltage... approx 2v a/c ... upon presenting this to the customer he exclaimed "oh yeah I forgot to mention the intermittant battery light" we installed bosch reman a... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Other Asian 3800 444CID Surge VIN: 1HVBBABNOT
Today without delay I went ahead and removed ecu electrical connector. Found some moisture that made it to the terminal contacts. Cleaned them out real good and added a little dielectric compound.Replaced connector protector seal. And vehicle running fine. Nex...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L hard start VIN: 1G8JU52F11
thanks to everyone that helped..but the problem was the purge valve was broken inside...venting the fumes in the motor when fueling the car...replace with a new one works perfect! thanks for all your help
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