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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9450M
Hi i got myself lost on this one ..runs great I went for code 43 as per aldata ie at pcm a18 and c16 (o2 circuit) above .6 at 4,500 rpm drop to below .4 when throttle released PASS alldata says to rr pcm ..did w junkyard retest code 43 back the o2 will switch ... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply), 8 (distrib tdc intermittent)
2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L speedometer, tack and radio turning off VIN: 2HNYD18671
Good day people. I have this Acura that the client states that the speedometer, tack and radio shuts off intermittendly. I have test driven it and of course the problem doesn't happen to me. I have tryed checking for any common currents and grounds between the...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L abs VIN: WBADT434X1
This car has ABS code 88 Precharging Pump. I have no service information for this car.I really need to repair this myself and not send it to the dealer.I have expirience diagnosing ABS problems I just need service info. Any help would be apreciated.
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L air bag sys VIN: WBXPA93404
pulled codes for air bag sys and found code 65 and 113 present. there is no info on all data or michell can any one help i need to no the definition of this codes.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W8S
here you go all you experienced gm techs. any help would be greatly apreciated. i have a 06/95 built chevy s-10 blazer, with an ob-ii connector that i cannot establish communication. on my first attempt, using an mt2500 snap on scan tool, i was prompted to use...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBGC34R1V
I have a truck here with a no start and a P1351 (Ignition control circuit high voltage). I have gone through the diagnostic flow chart multiple times and have had no luck. The AC votlage at the ignition module is good and within specs, I checked it using our m... Trouble codes: P1351 (ignition control circuit high voltage)
1999 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L cruise control VIN: 4TGB162066
This truck has us stumped. The cruise control will not work. Have checked the brake switches, cruise control swiches. powers and grds at the pcm. All inputs to the pcm are working from all the swiches as they should. We concluded it must be the pcm so we got o...
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L heater VIN: 1GBFG15R9Y
a customer came in stated had a/c control head installed and heat and a/c not functioning right. we inspected the vehicle and all vaccum lines were attatched properly. ll works proberly, but there is constant vaccum at the heater control valves. alldata has no...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L fuel leak VIN: 2G1WH55K61
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4x4 control VIN: 1GNDT13W01
This ones back to haunt me guys-after installing the new encoder last week this thing worked fine.I personally put it through its paces 20 or 30 times and although the motor seemed a little noisier than it should it worked fine.Now its back and will not shift ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ABS Control Module VIN: 1GCEK19T41
This is the 2nd ABS brake control module we have attempted to put in this vehicle. The first time we tried to replace the module, the replacement module we got resulted in all the MILs illuminating on the dash - put back the original module so customer could u...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEL19W21
This vehicle was towed into our shop as a no start. When we tried to start it , it seemed to be flooded. It finally started after cranking it with the throttle wide open. After it started, it seemed to idle a little rough. It had codes 172 and 174 in history. ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 1G1YY22G42
Hey i got a electrical nightmare and need help, Car came in with CEL (P1125,P1286)on and reduced engine power sevice message on and a service active handling message. I went through all the pinpoint test, testing grounds,5V references,signal wire to the APP an... Trouble codes: 1125 (Accelerator postition sensor out of range or disagree), 1286 (Accelerator postition sensor correlation)
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L wiper pulse VIN: 1GNFK13097
Hi and thanks in advance.I have a Tahoe that the intermittent wipers are inoperative.On the initial placement of the wiper switch to one of the pulse positions,the wipers make 1 swipe and no longer work after that,they just sit in the park position.The low spe...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46J0X
Hello all, This one cold starts fine and then stalls after 10 minutes of drive time. It will restart after a few tries and then is fine for the rest of the day. No codes found. The only TSB I could find was about an EXXON/MOBIL speed pass on key ring too clos...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B75
Hello all, I have this 2005 PT Cruiser whick is running rough and no acceleration. I scanned vehicle and found above codes. Suggested to customer to replace spark plugs and wires and run a compression check while doing this. After plug and wire replacement no ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected)
1988 Dodge B250 5.2L distributor pickup VIN: 2B6HB23Y0J
Van would not start at times and will not start at all now. No fuel or spark. IATN show a few similar cases although none have helped. Have no signal from distributor pickup. Bench test a new pickup, install in van then remove and the pickup will no longer ben...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
got a frankenstien here would appreciate any help. this ford is kicking my butt, have to spray to get it to start,fuel pressure is ok at 37psi, have to keep spraying it to keep it running pucks out blue smoke. once you get it warmed up it has a bad stumble/bac...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FAP673Y84
hi this vehicle is a big headache came in with a no start condition tested fuel pressure at 45 psi, spark is present also has injector pulse. scan test had no codes present scan data all appears to be within spec. also customer replaced fuel pressure regulator...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Over one year ago another repair shop cut wire that controls TCC because vehicle engine would stall when put into gear. This took care of the problem for 1 year. In september of this year vehicle came into my shop with a high idle issue. Slow to return to id...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lack of coolant flow VIN: 1FTDX07W9V
overheats on long drive.seems to have no coolant flow,new thermstate, unsure if these engins are known for water pump impelers rotting off. any help would be great.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FDXF46FXX
boss was driving vehicle and said he was driving down the road,saw white smoke and started running like it was running out of fuel.died and now its a no start.i'm sure some of you diesel techs have ran across this before.i'm really not a diesel guy.cranking to... Trouble codes: P0113, P0344, P0603, P1211, P1212
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F8Y
Hi guys this truck came in with lack of power and blowing blue smoke. I scanned the truck but found no codes. It was in need of a normal service so i went thro and changed the oil, oil filter, air flilter, and fuel filter. The air filter was really dirty. It r...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L temp controls VIN: 1FMDU74W02
need help. have a/c system problem. vehicle has ice cold air out of left vents, but tepid/warm from right side vents. replaced right side blend door motor.scan data indicates 17 on left and 39 on right door position. problem still exists. did notice improvemen...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93113
Vehicle was taken out on a test drive ,customer accelerated ,vehicle died. Vehicle towed back to the shop. Started vehicle to bring in ,ran for a couple minutes very poorly and died. Pulled in and started testing. We have 175lbs on all six cylinders during the...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L emission failure VIN: 1FTNF21L83
Hi all, especially you Ford dealer techs or anyone with extensive OBD II knowledge. Unfortunately, this is my own personal truck. I went to my friend's shop for my annual NYS emission test, and the truck failed because 2 readiness monitors were "not ready". Th...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FMPU15L14
Customer replaced battery before bringing vehicle to shop. Checked Alt. and it was not charging. Replaced Alt. and it charges to 14 volts but battery light remains on. On the bn/pk wire from pcm alldata says that I should have battery voltage with key on but i...
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3559M
Honda techs wanted! This ones eating my lunch. Crank no start problem. no codes. has spark, 120 psi compression. noid light pulses on auxiliary injector but on steady for main injector. no fuel at plugs, i checked fuel pressure and had 40 - 45 at turn of key. ... Trouble codes: 16 (testing and results)
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L dash lights VIN: 1HGCD5645S
Ok fellow tech I have a wierd one... I have no dash lights on this Honda, All the other lights work interior and exterior. Getting into the problem I checked power from the headlight switch on the red black wire to the dash connector C609 wire 8 good. Accordin...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L connector pinout VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
Car came in from trans shop & wires from the speed sensor connector were pulled out. there is no way to tell which wire went where. Our All Data program does not have a connector pinout for this vehicles speed sensor connector.Wiring diagram does not tell whic...
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5608V
hello and thanks for reading my post. have a 1997 honda accord that after about 10 minutes will stall, will not re start for about 10 minutes, during no start does not have spark, has everything else. good patern on crank sensor, both parts, what i am loosing ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 81J4GZ78Y8
Vehicle stalls intermitantly .When this happens,it will do it(stalls)a few times in a row and then be O.K. for any where from a few hours to a few days.I previously cleaned the thottle body and IAC about a month ago and the vehicle was fine.It doesn't matter i...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BF28G9W
Thanks up front for any help on this car. Car came in with an "ABS light" on complaint. Took car for test drive and ABS light was not on, ABS and traction control functions worked with no problems. Pulled codes by jumping E1 to TC and counting the flashes. Und...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB1260371
Hello mercb techs, vehicle came in with misfire. Customer bought the vehicle about a week ago and could not provide any history, we found fouled spark plugs rich with gas, disconnecting each fuel line one at a time shows no changes except on cylinder number si...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignition Key VIN: WDBJF55F4T
At Times Can't Remove Ignition Key,Won't Go To Lock Position.The Shifter Cable Backs Out Of The Steering Lock Assy,Push Back In Then Can Remove Key.Is The Steering Lock Assy,Ignition Cylinder Or Key And Tumbler At Fault? Thank You For Your Help.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBKK49FX2
Vehicle came in w/CEL, had o2 code, found TSB on Cam adjuster leaking oil. This one was, so replaced cam adjuster & cleaned harness & PCM of oil residue. Light came back on same codes, recleaned sensors, harness & PCM, all readings are good, fuel pressure runn... Trouble codes: P2010, P2031
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA11A0T
Here we go all. 96 mirage with random missfire P0300. seems to be worse under load, replaced all ignition components with oe parts, valve lash adjustment (.008-intake, .010-exhaust hot). comp test showed all cylinders at approx 160 psi. vehicle does have carbo... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L injector cooling fan VIN: JN1HZ04S8D
i am having trouble with the injector cooling fan it doesnt come on , is there a sensor in the head of the car that tells the fan to come on ? if i run power to it it will run i do know there is a cooling fan timer in fire wall but is there a sensor that tells...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3S
I am hoping that someone else has had one of these. The car will stall or cut out only at an idle or very low speeds when turning in a parking lot. I have checked both crank sensors and can't see any drop outs. The car will just shut off like the key has been ...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, Lean mis at idle VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Read many posts on this prob.Already replaced all coils & plugs,MAF sensor,cleaned intake & fuel injectors,checked fuel press.(ok)Also did a compresson test was good.Short term fuel trim is high bank 1 about 14 ,bank 2 is close to zero Still misses at idle,he...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
vehicle came in with a p0057 code. ohmed heater circuit, came back as o.l. install o2 sensor cleared code car left. car came back month later. had a p0600, comm. failure between tcm and pcm, check continuity in wiring, all checked good. clear once again. now c... Trouble codes: P0031, P0057
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GHDT13W8X
awd lamp on, code c0308. mitchell leads to replace encoder motor, code reappears c308. does not fix problem.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AB29P54
hi porsche techs, we've got this cayene yesterday with coolant leaking at the bellhousing. look's like the leak is coming from the back of the engine, in the top, and running down the bellhousing. i've removed all the covers in the engine but it's hard to look...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No monitors set VIN: YS3DD75B3T
This is a car that we have serviced for 5 or 6 years and have never had problems getting it to pass local emissions tests. This year it came up with monitors not set. Checked for codes. None found. Performed drive cycles over 3 day period. It will not set any...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L excessive wobble VIN: YS3DD5SN0X
found the left drive axle output seal leaking - replaced it came back leaking again. took the inner cv comanion flange that goes into the trans off the axle and stuck it in the trans and it has lots of wobble/up down and side to side play. Ordered a new compan...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
thanks in advance , this vehicle would shut off at idle in park , hot , intermitantly ,no check engine light on. the customer decided to take the vehicle back . he pulled out side the shop,& left it running . he then opened the drivers door & it stalled . the ... Trouble codes: P2176
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L timing belt VIN: 5GZCZ63B02
we did a head job do to bad valve guide seals set the timing belt where we thought it should go spun the motor by hand good compression nothing hit. when started it will run but like crap missfire codes in order 300,306,304,302,303 has to be timing just cant f...
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D63
Vehicle came in check engine light and power loss light on. codes stored p0453 p0463 p1635. Fuel guage also inoperative. fuel guage indicates empty with full tank. Customer states this all happened at once,possibly after using a trickle charger to maintain bat... Trouble codes: P0453 (fuel tank pressure high voltage), P0463 (fuel level sensor high voltage), P1635 (5 volt reference circuit 1)
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L right bank compression VIN: JF1GC4358T
i next did a cyl leak down test tdc on #1 applied shop air through snapon leak down tester only20% leakage #3 also tests the same rechecked timing belt and timing marks and all looks ok changed the oil again thinking perhaps the cam followers might be stuck an...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT2VV22F6L
got a good one for you toyota guys: vehicle came in as a no-start or will not stay running after upper rad tank blew. customer replaced rad and now we have this condition. checked fuel pressure thought i had it solved because pressure was dropping to 10psi as ...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L front drivers side axle shaft VIN: 4T1SK12E4S
does anyone know is there a after market support bearing ? or do we have to replace the side bearing ? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L all electrical VIN: JT3AC13R7S
heres the deal van came in crank but no start found no comunication scanner with no check engine light key on . no spark ,no power to coil so i started pin out test and found that if i unpluged the e-8 on ecm and got 6v on e-9 - pin 12 witch is to be 12v,also ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L long crank time
Thank You Toyota Techs. I've got this 4Runner that, after sitting, requires 8-10 seconds cranking before it fires. I originally tested fuel pressure, 40 p.s.i. engine off. It does NOT HAVE A 2 SECOND PRIME when key is first turned on. The only relay feeding th...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L transfer case VIN: JT3HP10V9Y
Good day. I am trying to find the fill procedure for the transfer case on this AWD Rav4. We are just finishing the clutch replacement and cannot find anything in AllData on how to fill the transfer case. Is it co-joined with the transmission and share fluid? ...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Unknown VIN: JTEHF21A42
Vehicle came into the shop bucking when upshifting in all gears. Hooked up pressure gauge, line pressure very erratic. Occassionally car will work OK and when working Ok line pressure is stable. We change EPC solenoid, installed Sonnox line pressure repair sle...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
for the toyota minded techs. thanks in advance i got this van in with the codes of p1135 and p1155 air fuel thats no prob. prob is when you rev motor up then let of you hear loud rattle sound. like rocker loose in american car. cant seem to narrow problem down...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M53
This car was towed to us with a no start. We found out the fuel is good. There is alot of Air in the return line and also in the supply line. We took the feed line off at the pump and hooked up a gallon jug with diesel. This will give it straight line fuel.Rem...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS56D1X
hi there volvo techs. this vehicle came to my shop originaly with an intermitent problem of cuting out, stalling and rich mixture. i pulled codes for mas air flow meter and o2 sensor. have changed both and still same problems exist but sometimes for no reason ...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L engine VIN: YV1TS90D11
vehicle came in with oil pressure light on at idle & message to shut off engine immediately - light goes off as soon as rpm is raised above idle - the light also does not come on immediately when the engine is started - comes on after about 5 minutes when oil ...

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1991 BMW 318is 1.8L cooling system VIN: WBAAF9312M
thanks to all of you that lent a helping hand, first we took off the water pump to check the blades, everything checked out ok. Put the car back together and bled the system, no change in the overheating issue. We were still puzzled on why one side of the heat...
1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G4BN52P6S
i need to thank everyone that offered help. alot of you said A/C voltage out of alt, but i had none. i ended up sending it to the dealer after checking and rechecking all the sugestion from all of you. they ended up putting an ignition module on it,that was th...
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1GYDE63A24
Didn't get a lot of replies to this problem but the consensus is probably the steering wheel position sensor. The customer never has returned with the car so that I could further check it out. I did scan for body codes when I first checked it and there were no...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GWEK13ROX
Thanks for all who replied I personally thought it was in the trans but when the intake gasket was done all the injector poppits were crossed with there companion cylinder. The biggest thing with this truck was that the truck ran really smooth almost to smoot...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W5Y
Well here it goes. This vehicle is yet to be fixed. I double checked the replys(1. Ground at thermostat. This vehicle does not have this. 2. The code P0452. Unplugged with no change.) I did check to see that they were NGK and how the plugs looked. It keeps set... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle Postion Sensor Low Voltage), P0404, P0452 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Low Voltage), P1122 (Throttle Postion Sensor Low Voltage).
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L turn signals brake lights VIN: 1G1ND52F55
Well thank you all for your replies. After replacing the fuses again the car would not act up for the 2 1/2 days we had it. All the sockets and wires looked good. I don't think there is a flasher because the BCM controls hazard and turn signal on/off. Anyw...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L heater VIN: 2G1WT55K66
Tried a number of things related to getting air out of system, none of these made any difference, flush heater core with water pressure, no help, took and flushed heater core with shop air and that took car of problem, core was plugged with something. thanks f...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3EL45X5T
Well guys, should have stuck to the basics. The timing belt was off 4 teeth on the crank. The timing belt idler was dropping is roller bearings onto the crank gear and literally being pushed thru the belt. We should have investigated the tiny holes we saw i...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L starter VIN: 2C3HD46J5X
Couldn't find the problem with this one and didn't want to do the shotgun method. It only happens once a week that it electrical looses power momentarily associated with the door locks locking at 15 mph. Many of you said to check grounds and for loose connec...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L oil guage VIN: 3B777KF236
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X7Y
Thanks for all the help . I tried a new coolant temp sensor after getting a spike on the scan tool of -83 degrees. I tried a factory tps after unplugging the tps when the vehicle was acting up it would clear up and run like a champ with the tps unplugged [f...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Long Cranking VIN: 1FTDR15X6V
After a night outside we pushed it in and ohmmed IAT,CTS, they matched. MAF good pattern, Vehicle has no symptoms at this time? Most of the twenty replies leaned toward the coolant temperatur sensor. I want to pull the old one and heat it with an ohmmeter and...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4 Wheel drive VIN: 1FTZR15X9W
Thanks to everyone for all your replies. FYI: Ford did offer a parts breakdown of the unit, but said none of them are available. They claimed the unit is not serviceable, but that you have to buy a complete unit. This customer was not very cooperative as he ...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAK91131X
Thanks to all that replied! After replaceing the spark plugs & the spark plug wires we had good spark to all the cylinders and the engine now runs good. This ignition system has a waste spark set up and pulls a ground through the ignition wires? Thank agian...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1722Y
Well everyone was right , the cam syn housing was damaged & binding. Thanks to yall we put this out the door with a happy customer. I found it easier to install after we removed oil pump gears. IATN is the best tech in the shop. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit).
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cooling system
Thanks to all who responded it was heater core! Could not understand why flow was good who knows who cares car is fixed! Happy Holidays Mike [...]
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTZF07372
This puppy was real interesting. But I finally got it to fail with a scan tool on it. As it quit I lost data. As long as it would not start I had no data. The pcm was dead. Once I had this tidbit of information I could consontrate on what would bring the pcm d...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21505
Thanks to all that replied. After comparing the Central Junction Block layout to the owners manual and Mitchell, we concluded that the relay was made into the CJB. Our local Ford Dealer insisted that it was a standard 5 plug relay even though it wasn't in the ...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L right signal indicator VIN: 46LC625027
Thanks to all those who helped and replied to my ?? i found that some one had tried to fix a ground on the right front with a suitcase connector. i fixed the ground properly and now it works great!!
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L unknown VIN: 1J7KF26Z7V
Thank you to all who offered suggestions. I really did try every of of them. Damper pulley, pulley alignment,etc... I ended up tightening the belt ridiculously tight, and the problem went away. I have never tightened a belt that tight before. But it worke...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L blower motor VIN: KNADC12594
First of all thank you to the 7 people that replied to my cry for help. Casey, Paul and Robert were all right telling me that the relay is located behind the center of the dash. It actually lives behind and under the ash tray. if you pull the trim piece off of...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPF1544Y
I replaced the fuse/relay box and the crank sensor. Half of the replies said crank sensor and the other half mentioned the relay box. I disassembled the relay box to inspect the circuit board but could'nt see anything visually wrong. Everytime the car would no...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Stall VIN: SALTY12345
Unable to confirm whether or not it is possible to fit a used pcm from one of these vehicles to another. One member(Henry from Illinois) offered his assistance, but after several e-mails accepting, he has not contacted me(I don't get it). After contacting se...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF11E4R
Well, I got it fixed, after cleaning the screens and swapping pressure relief valves I still had no power assist. Sent pump back to Lexus, got a different pump and solved problem. Thanks!
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Thank you all for your input. Alas this was a weird saga. customer calls me and tells me that the largest gas station in the area had an unleaded storage tank filled with diesel. He read it in the local paper. Hundreds of cars are being drained/flushed an...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28GXY
The help I received made me think. I put back the old coil and the old problem returned, 2/6 no spark 1/5 spark. The only thing that could cause this is the coil itself. So another new coil and the parts guy telling me its the brain, and now all cylinders are ...
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L No Start
Many thanks to Alan,Anthony,Alan and Anthony for replying to my post.I asked the garage to call the boneyard the engine they installed came from and find out what kind of vehicle it came out of.Sure enough it came out of a Ford Ranger that was not a flex fuel...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L no start VIN: WDBGB34E1R
Thanks to everyone. This turned out to be one of the glow plug terminals shorting out to ground. It shorted out to the intake and would trip the glow plug module out. Never blue the fuse. Fun Fun Fun this auto repair buisness. Thanks again for your help. Happy...
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Traction Control VIN: 2MRDA20244
Did your brain ever tell you that what you were seeing just didnt make sense, but the info system said otherwise? This car is fixed! Okay Jason is the man! Here's what he emailed me- Sorry I don't check my mail until I arrive home, so I hope this news isn't...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K84
Thanks to all that replied! I had to replace the throtle assembly. The motor was bad in it, causing the problem. This vehicle was not equiped with an IAC motor, it's a drive by wire one. Once I replaced the throtle assembly the car ran great. Clared code a... Trouble codes: P0506 (idle control system rpm below expected).
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L monitors VIN: 1N4AB41D6T
I'm sorry I took so long to answer but now I think by luck I fixed the vehicle. The EGR code came back I checked everything and it all seem to work. The valve cover was leaking oil so I changed the gasket and the PCV valve broke so I bought a new one the deale...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D31
Well, it seems that I'm not the only one having problems with Nissans, thanks so much for the replies, at least I know this is not commom with just me. From now on if I suspect mass air flow on Nissan I will call customer first before cleaning and let them kno... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Occassionally Overheating VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Replaced the water pump and that fixed the problem. Thanks to Mark for the help.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3NL52T71
I have found that the 4th injector circuit wire is always at ground without a short in the wire so it looks as if the ECM is bad, but when I swapped out with another from a 2001 Grand AM with the same drive train it will not start! I know that the replaced EC... Trouble codes: P0204 (Inj. Circuit Problem Cyl 4), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4).
1977 Other European Corniche 412CID voltage regulator VIN: 00DRF30462
Thanks stewart for your help. I may be able to use that info in the future. This vehicle had a feed wire to the regulator temp sensor attached to the wrong battery terminal. When a battery was replaced by the customer, that wire was mistakenly placed on the...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Surge VIN: 1G2NW52E12
I received alot of good replies. It was confirmed that the tcc was the problem. The customer did not want any further repairs. We don't do internal transmission work.
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1VK12E9N
thank you for the help,the customer did not want to spend the money for a new pcm,but the pcm was not sending a signal to the iac motor,wiring checked out ok.
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Engine Seizing VIN: 4TAWM72N2X
This one is leaving not fixed, only because I quite pulling engines years ago due to an injury. The engine needs to be pulled and inspected for the cause and based on the mileage will most likely get a short block. Originally I had said the upper end was done...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L engine knocking VIN: STEWM72N63
thanks to all the replies. removed front diff, and oil pan. Plastigaged rod bearings, and found all to be in spec. And upon very close examination, found some bluing on countershafts, on the right shaft the blue was at the #1 and #3 journals. and some bluing a...
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