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1987 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L information center VIN: 1G6EL118XH
i was wondering if any gm mechanics could tell me what the engine hot light means in the information center.doesn't matter if engine is cold or hot.radiator fans work.coolant level good.
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1LD55M6S
hello every one have a strange one here. it will fire every time you crank it but stalls with in 2 seconds, you can hold gas pedal down and it will run on 3 cyls. the noid light will be dead on three of them.I am loseing injector pulse on injectors some times ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L abs VIN: 1G1JF5241Y
I have this cavalier that intermintant sets the ABS light,I have drove this vehical sevral times and could not duplicate the problem.Also ran it through sevral ABS stops and could not find any thing.It sets three codes a C1225 LF variation,a C1232 LF open or s...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L brake lights VIN: 2GCEK19T6X
I have this K1500 and the brake lights donot work. The turn signals and tail lights work and the wiring for the factory trailer connector works. I have power to the fuse box connector but I dont seem to get anything out to the brake lights. Do these things hav...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start
i am trying to help out a friend at another shop.he has a 01 gmc 1500 van with a 5.0l.when the vehicle is cold it will not start unless fuel is sprayed into throttle body then it starts and runs fine.if you shut it off it will restart but if you let it sit for...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Fuel gauge, temp gauge VIN: 1GNDXO3E91
Code U1000 Class 2 serial communication problem (hard code). Radio is locked, fuel,temp gauges and infocentr inoperative. Idle is very low. Alternator would charge under acseleration about 15V.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L not known VIN: 1GCEC14W62
OK Fellow Techs I'm at my witts end. Truck came in for the usual 4.3 problem intake leak coolant in the oil,and front timing seal leaking. Routine job have done several. hear is my problem. we finished the job and the tech started the truck up. right from the ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L turbo VIN: 1GTHK23215
codes 2563, 2564, for turbo vane position, position sensor seems to be ok, have done turbo relearn procedure in scan tool, updated pcm for applicable re flash info (was on a tsb), same issue, truck has no power what so ever, erase code and comes back minute dr...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3C3EL45H6T
whats up techs this sebring has got agood one when engine is cold has alean misfire hesitation pops and spits once the engfine warms slightly it ruyns perfect scanned data cold tps looks good coolant temp readings are correct dealer had car first they replaced... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66G4X
vehicle was running before engine ckp &cmp sensors replaced pcm checked out all grounds connected vehicle has good fuel pressure vehicle has power at ignition coils &injectors but no ground signal from pcm to coils & injectors i could really use some help on t...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP74L82
Dear Chrysler techs, Hopefully someone has seen this in the past. This Town & Country van was towed in, no crank. Customer stated fuel guage and dash lights were doing weird things. Also just before wouldn't run, SES light came on. Brought vehicle in shop, fou... Trouble codes: P1282 (Fuel Pump Relay Control Circuit), P1495 (Leak Detection Pump Solenoid Circuit), P1684 (Battery Disconnected)
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3HD46TOS
we got this car from another shop in town...when cold it act the worst,you drive the car the speedo drops to 0 mph car cuts out and somtimes stalls,the other shop replaced the coil,connector to the coil, tps sensor,o2 sensor,our shop replaced both speed sensor...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L wiper VIN: 2B4FP2531X
The wiper did not work. The wiper motor works when connecting to the battery directly. Checking the resistance of the multi function switch is OK. So I replaced the remanufactured BCM, but the wiper still does not work. What should I do next? The ignition swit...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Burning Oil VIN: 2D4GP44L35
Vehicle belongs to a very good customer. They recently purchased this vehicle used with 22,000 miles on it. They have been bringing vehicle to me for oil changes sense they've had it. Customer stated Check Engine Light had been coming on and going off for past... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L driveshaft bearing VIN: WD8PE74527
This is a post for a good friend of mine, and she cannot seem to get any help at the Dodge dealer. I realize nobody at Dodge wants to work on a Mercedes, but since MB USA is far too snooty to sell a truck with their own name on it here in the 'states (despite ...
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L long crank VIN: 1FTEF25N1H
This truck is hard to start in cold temp after sitting overnight.Cranks for about 45 seconds before it will start.After that its fine until a cold soak.Fuel pressure is fine and jumps right up at key on.Spark is good jumps a 3/4 in gap.Tried different TFI and ...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X2S
vehicle had a whine or grind on decel for several months. noise would go away immediately upon acceleration. occassionally lost reverse, shifted several times and then reverse would return. then it would hop out of 3rd gear so decided to exchange unit with a u...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs system VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
hi every one, we have been fighting with this explorer for hours, finally decided to ask for help. the truck came in for intermittent abs light. pulled code: c1096. pump circuit. after testing the pump circuit, pump relay and main relay and the pump itself, no...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L blower connector VIN: 1FTNS2429X
need picture of black front blower switch conector the one i have is burnt alldata does not show this conector fax [...]
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
truck came in with poping in front, going straight and mostly turning.acts like its in abind,.it has a4wd and 4x4 high,and 4x4 low.put in 4x4 it does the same.acts like wheel hopping, feels like missing atooth on defientral.it jumps like front wheels locking u...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L oil in coolant VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 99 Windstar in for an oil change. I opened the coolant reservoir to check the coolant and it has a large amount of oil on the top of the coolant. I know GM will do this sometimes when their plastic intake ga...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
This car is in for a hard start. Will crank fine, theft light does NOT flash, but bulb check works fine. I installed fuel presure gauge and found 40 psi for 1-2 seconds at key on, then 0 (zero) then rises well cranking, hits 30+ and it'll start. Immediatly aft...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNX20F1Y
owner complaints of loss of power, hard or no start verified. only when fully warmed up. alldata tells me engine controls increase exhaust back pressure when cold to warm up faster. coolant temp sensor bad, low resistance or shorted, but new motorcraft sensor ... Trouble codes: P0471 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit performance), P0720 (output speed sensor circuit malfunction), P1248 (tubo boost pressure not detected)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51481
i would like to know what to do whit this : no start, no injector pulse, no spark and no comunication with the pcm. i`ve checked all voltages at the pcm and continuity at the harness and look ok. anti.thef ligth goes off with ign. on. mil lamp (chek engine) of...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Rear wiper VIN: 1FAFP58U2G
Rear wiper will only run as long as the button is held. Works fine on the wash function. Found no loss of power or ground at either end of circuit, did find a crack in the insulation of the black/pink wire at the gate. If the black/ pink wire is supplied suppl...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Leak VIN: 1FMZU62E82
Not sure if this is the right section, but I didn't see another for leaks. This Explorer leaks fuel when the tank is full and it's parked facing downhill. I pulled the tank about 3 weeks ago when it was 3/4 full. I had the tank angled with the sending unit fu...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Lighting control module VIN: 2FAFP73W02
This car came in with a dead short in fuse 23.Disconnecting lighting control module removes short.Alldata says module needs to be programmed.New module is 500.00 plus whatever Ford garage is going to charge to program.Older couple,fixed income,you all know the...
2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Charge Indicator VIN: 2FMDA58205
This vehicle originally came in with a dead battery and current draw through the Smart Junction Box (BCM) Car was inoperative until the batt was changed, charging system and terminals were ok. Dome lights did not function properly and accessory delay relay sta...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P96
hi evreyone, have an 06 6.0 that will start every time when cold. run for an hour and shut off will not start for at least 1 hour. then starts fine. have replaced icp and regulator with updated bracket. am wondering if relief valve in h.pressure manifold has a...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T91
Previous shop installed new o2 sensors, I verified that the correct banks got replaced. I got slow response from the MAF sensor, found that customer had installed gauze style air filter & had not oiled it, maf sensor was dirty, installed new maf sensor, new ai... Trouble codes: P1133 (b1s1 insufficient switching), P1153 (b2s1 insufficient swiching), U1041 (loss of ebcm/ebtcm communications)
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Water pump VIN: 1GTHK23141
Thanks in advance this is my first post. Came in engin wont get warm replace tstats with new from dealer, test drove seemed fime. Came back with slow to warm up no heat from heater. Found no flow of coolnt to heater at idle. above 1500 rpms ok. Driving down hi...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L lft. turn signal VIN: 1GKDT13592
Customer had vehicle towed in to shop because of a no start condition. Vehicle would not crank over but had ignition and good battery. After we had pushed the vehicle into the shop and tried starting it of course it started and we have not been able to simulat...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L vss speedometer VIN: JHMCD5538R
I know this may be a little off the wall, but I need some help finding a pig tail. I had an employee replacing the clutch on this Accord and when he lowered it, he forgot to disconnect the VSS. So he ripped the wires clean out of the plug. In hopes of getting...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L alt. VIN: 4S6CK58V8V
Replaced alt. 2 times and checked the wiring. The battery light is on and not charging. If you unplug alt. or ground term. c light goes out but, will not charge. Term. c goes to the pcm and turns the alt. off on hard accel. Dont know what to check next or if t...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L axle or suspension VIN: 1HGCG165XW
This car has a thunk or knock in the front end, sometimes when turning like at an intersection, sometimes when stopping, and sometimes when taking off either straight or turning. Had the front end checked by competent tech twice and find no slack in ball joi...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66892
hey guys got a 02 accord keeps setting a p1259 vtec valve and switch are new from honda put on by other tech in shop before i spend hours going thru this thing has any one seen this code and is this code a problem on hondas i checked solenoid and presure switc... Trouble codes: P1259
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L headlights VIN: JNRAR07Y1X
headlight rightside plug bad, replaced.lows work but right side high is really weak. i checked voltage and 3 volts so i checked on left side wiriging harnes and found 12 volts and spliced in new wire.have 12 volts, still high beam right side weak. put in new s...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FY19S4V
hello techs: this jeep came with a poor fuel economy complaint. it burns one tank every 100 miles.. first thing i did check for codes none where found, costumer said the check engine light was on but somebody else scanned and erased the codes. he does not know...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4G58STXC
We have had this jeep in for several weeks looking for the cause of this concern. After driving 3-8 miles and the letting the vehicle hot soak for approx 10-15 minutes the vehicle will the start just fine and run normally until after the second or third stop (...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, No Communication VIN: 1J4FT48S71
I need advice and help on this. All of the dash gauges registers O when the key is on. There is a "no bus" message on the odometer plus airbag and check engine lite is on. The rig runs and drives fine. I can scan the PCM, Airbag, Tranny, Brake data base and re... Trouble codes: P1687 (No Mic Busno bus on odometer)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
I have some Lexus experience, but have never had to replace a rear main seal on one of these things. If it weren't for it's being AWD, I would drop the subframe and remove the trans just as I would an ES300 or Camry. According to AllData, I have to remove the ...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28A92
This vehicle came in running rough when under load. Really rough. Checked for codes and found none. Felt like possible back pressure problem. Checked backpressure-0-2lbs under load. Fuel pressure is 65 psi. Inspection found all plugs were fouled. Compression f...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Rear shocks VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Vehicle has loud clunk from rear when going over bumps, At first inspection could find nothing loose but shock absorber is inside spring and not very accessible. We then removed rear seat and I sat in rear while assistant drove. I could feel the clunk at the r...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control/traction control VIN: WDBGA70EXT
The symptoms of this s500 are the rear suspension is very springy,asr and epc light are on solid along with the fuel gauge low level light flashing,transmission shifts badly and feels like a misfire in engine while driving.Found level low in resivoir for suspe...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Car came in with noise sound like lifters noise coming from up top at passenger side.Replaced lifters and chain tensioner. Noise still there customer changes oil every 6000 miles uses mobil one any help would be nice thank you in advance.
2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L torque converter lock up VIN: 1Z7HC38KX6
Thank you in advance any help on this one.. This truck has a code P0700 trans falure and a P0704 converter lock up solenoid. we drove it it doesnt appear to have a real shifting problem I think it is just a sticking solenoide my question is has any one replace...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
car came in after detailing and would not idle.customer replaced plugs with ngk and ran fine in his shop.road test and ran good for 15 miles then wouldn't idle or accelerate. customer had towed in.ran normal at our shop,did normal cleaning and checks for water...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L battery VIN: JN1CA21DXT
Hello folks, This is one of two real problem cars we have had here for several weeks. This car came in originally due to a inoperative sunroof it was stuck open for almost a year (yes, partially open and leaking) we fixed that and shortly there after he ment...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
Car in for check eng. light on, Ck code P1320 (Ing. signal) Replace crank sensor, Ck plugs ok, replace easy three front ignition coils. Still the same problem.Any ideas ?, please reply. Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
I am trying to help other tech in shop car came in for NY state inspection check engine lite was on code 1273 tech replaced 02 sensor bank 1 drove car to reset monitors check engine lite came back same code! Freeze frame 614 rpm 194 degrees 0 miles an hour smo... Trouble codes: 1273 (lean bank 1)
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L turbine speed sensor VIN: 5N1MD28Y84
Does anyone have a shortcut for replacing the turbine speed sensor? It has the typical transmission fluid weeping problem.
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 5.7L wait light VIN: 1G3AM69N3D
Vehicle came in with a charge light on. Tested and found alternator not charging. Replaced Alternator. The wait light now comes on(key on) and after 12 sec(cold), will turn out and immediatly turn back on. At that point, you are able to start the vehicle norma...
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C5X
This car has a hard start /long crank after sitting over night .It acts like a bad fuel pressure reg. With return line pinched off it will start fine & hold pressure.this low milage car runs well with no codes. I pulled up rail& injectors to check for leakage....
1989 Other European turbo r 412CID dome lamps VIN: SCBZR03B6K
This long time customer has a dome lamp problem, all the iterior lamps are on, the roof and door panels are all lit up. First we tested all the micro switches in each door, and came up good with four good switches. So we tested more and found that the drivers ...
1982 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0JA092XC
Hello fellow techs and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. This Porsche came in to our shop a couple weeks ago with a hard starting complaint. My technician replaced the battery, cleaned a coolant temp sender connection, and replaced a washer f...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZJ5279V
we a tune up on this car and cleared all codes on 1-7-2008 had customer drive car for three days and no monitors had run,we have had the car for three days and we cant get any of the monitors to run either, all data on scanner looks good ,any help Trouble codes: P0300 (random mifire)
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L starting VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
Hello everyone, This saturn cranks no start 2-3 times then starts up no problem, this happens about once a day, also It had a evap code present(not related) but when I tried to erase the code my scanner says ENGINE RUNNING can't clear code, even though the car...
2002 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZP12812
the car has a no start problem that only happens once in a while. i have only got the car to act up twice. the owner has had the car towed three times. when i check the car after it is towed in it starts. when the car acted up on me, the fuel gauge did not mov...
2007 Saturn Sky 2.4L air bag VIN: 1G8MB35B27
while driving passenger air bag will turn off. it was very intermittant but now happens more often than not. have tried moving or changing positions in seat. saturn now tells me this is normal and its the way it is. my wife weights about 125 lbs. and has an am...
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: EXYZ407465
I use the Mastertech to command purge,canister,and tank bypass valve.I can hear it clicking.Smoke test,flow meter reads 0.This EVAP system is different from what I seen on other cars. What would be the next step to find this problem? Has anyone ran into a prob... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L shifting VIN: 19UUA5645X
Just before I was to take the Acura to a transmission shop, the D4 light was flashing, with the check engine and traction light on. Hence, I started to to check closely the connection plug-ins to the solenoids. There are a couple of solenoids below the starter...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L initial shift VIN: 1G4CW52L9R
Thanks for so many(23) helpful replies! Most of the replies seemed to indicate that the p0705 code & the shift problem(not going into gear)are two separate problems. One will probably require replacement of the range switch,& the other indicates internal prob...
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L heated seats VIN: 3GYFK66N13
After pulling seats out I found the heater elements melted . replaced elements and everything if fine.thanks to all that helped
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22P2R
thanx for all the help i did put new opti spark in vehicle and bam its done ! i just cant believe it was just installed 2 yrs ago and bad again sounds like alot of cash for only 2 yrs ...thank you mike goodbrakes automotive and more phoenix az Trouble codes: 36 (low / hi resolution pulse in distributor), 42 (short in ign system).
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling fan VIN: 1G1JC1240T
I would like to thank every one for their suggestions. When the car came in it was 60 degrees out side and engine was getting over 230 no problem with no fan. After we replaced the ecm it had dropped the out side temp to below 30 degrees and has hard to get en...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4T
hi guys, well, as i thought it was, the lower intake gasket was bad. as i mentioned in the original post, i had 15" of vacuum in the oil dipstick tube with the breather and pcv both unplugged and blocked. a couple things i forgot to test though, that you guys ... Trouble codes: P0141 (ho2b1s2), P0161 (ho2b2s2), P0307 (cylinder 7 misfire), P0441 (evap no flow during purge), P0300 (random misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Engine Spark Like Knock VIN: 1G1JC1249V
Hi the piston deck height & head chamber cc's must have been different. did a compression test and it was 220lbs each cylinder. i guess that is just a little to much for pump gas. Am looking for a direct fit motor now, Thanks to all that helped.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03E8W
I would like to thank all the fast and knowledgeable replies, 23 in all. After reading them all you can pretty much guess that the head gasket was shot on the vehicle. The customer decided the vehicle wasn't worth going any further and we concur. He is unde...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JF12T7Y
Thanks for all the replies, fix was a jumped exhaust cam tooth even though the vacuum was 17in at idle and compression over 200lb. Tech replies were (jumped exhaust cam tooth for 2 replies), check for restricted exhaust pipe if vacuum is lower or needle jumps ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 2G1WF52E63
Customer called the dealer and they will cover it under warrenty.Most of you got it right,intake gaskets leaked causing the oil pressure regulator to seize up.
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L fuel spit back VIN: 1GNCT18X24
thanks for all the help , tryed to answer each one as i got email --we installed new vent valve and cannister filter -gas problem is fixed, thanks for all the good solid info --joe
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNEC16Z74
Replaced fuel pump, customer just returned from 1200 mile trip with no problems to report. We never did get the pump to act up, fuel pressure tested good, amperage was slightly high and waveform was marginally bad. We informed customer of our diagnosis and sus...
2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Battery VIN: 1G1ND52F44
Well, this got ugly. I reviewed the may and varied replies several times, and before I tell you what happened, it is important to note the following: The radio has a 14-pin connector. There is no external amp. Of the 14 pins, 8 are for the 4 speakers, 2 are f...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L ABS light VIN: 2C4GF68435
I want to thank you members of IATN for the help. After talking with the customer, the light was on before the wreck and they aren't concerned about it. I want to thank Gilbert from Massachusetts, with his help. He pointed me to TSB # 05-003-07 with date of pr...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L back up lamps VIN: 2B4GP44RXT
hey guys the van is fixed the replys did help a little this was a tricky one. I had to call the local tranny shop to figure out what the deal was. Aparently there are 2 types of the range sensor, a 3 wire and i think it was a 10 wire this van had the 10 wire. ...
1986 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE30H5G
Thanks to every one that responded, I ran a rubber hose from 5 gal can to pump feed, the van ran great . Dropped tank and found the fuel sock clogged with rust, this van has a steel custom gas tank I think it rusted worse then your normal stamped tank, Thanks ...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0S
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V6X
Thanks to all who reponded to my post.I learned alot about the flex fuel system on the Rangers.If the htz from the ff sensor is between 40 and 70 with non alcohol fuel,the sensor is operating properly.The flex fuel sensor does not control fuel pressure.Your fu... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater malfuntion), P0136 (O2 heater), P0141 (O2 heater), P0172 (Rich condition), P0175 (Rich condition), P0401 (egr flow).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F12
Thanks to all who replied to this post. Checked most of what everyone suggested without tearing into. Oil & Level were OK. ICP looked good, Tried Teds ideal of Fuel heater shorted, Unplugged it and didnt change anything (wished it had)In the most part customer...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34P54
Sorry for the delay but I was off for a week. The vehicle is fixed. seems the high pressure oil pump died after only 4 months.Thanks for all the help.
2001 GMC 7500 7.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GDM7C1C81
well go back to basics found main fuel line from tank was pulling air made anew fuel line insalled and bled fuel system problem gone thanks
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L starter VIN: 1GKDT13W71
So, the fix was, as 6 out of the 11 responses suggested, the neutral safety switch. After all of our testing we were leaning towards that, but we've not run into it before and were gun shy after putting in an ignition switch that didn't need replacing. We nat...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Charging VIN: 4F6CM58VOV
Thankyou Robert, Scot, and Tony for your advice and help. I carefully checked the wiring, fuses and inputs to the PCM again. We are going to recommend the customer take the car to an auto electric shop for checkout, they might be able to verify the regulator a...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Vechicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1HCG5556WA
Thank to all that replied; Good advice from everybody; one tech adviced i remove the old VSS and attach a cordess drill to the end of the shaft and watch the speed on the dash. This would determin if i had a bad Gear inside the transmission. After doing so t...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD2843X
thank u guys for ur replies.I replace the o2s sensor know it's ok no more ck engine light. I sent the old o2s back to auto zone as a defect.now my headache are gone. thanks for all ya help Trouble codes: P0132.
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Stall VIN: KMHWF25V3Y
Thanks to all the replies received. Customer didnt want to venture into $60.00 hr (Cheap) diagnostic fee at this time. Was going to check on service bull. about MAF wiring & reprogram Computer. Said if it gets to doing it more often will bring back & have chec...
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKP11A5YT
Thanks to all that responded, I've written to you personally to thank you. The problem was the IAC but with a sporatic MAF. Because of the cost of the MAF the customer decided to live with a periodotic dip in the RPM at idle because the IAC was the primary pro...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJDA24C8Y
Thanks to all who replied to this one - sadly, we did not get it fixed, or, we could not prove that it was fixed, since the flaw never completely went away, but seemed to be happening less and less often. Particularly helpful was the suggestion about using ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder B2 6 misfire), P1316 (Misfire rate excess emissions).
1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY19P2S
Hey guys thank you very much to everybody who replied i found 3 wires under the jeep that go to fuel pump barely together right by the transfercase repair wires all ok thank you and god bless
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Instrumentcluster needle VIN: JT8VK13T9P
Since it is a old car (15 year old )I will try as Joe said : to pain the needle white. So I think that will fix. Thank you so much for everyone spend time read and explain the problem to me. IATN is the best place. Best regards. Duc [...]
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82WXR
Well first i want to say thanks to all who replyed. this car was one of those that drives you nuts. we have fixed the car it was a maf. we thought that was the problem from the start. we went through three new maf sensors before getting a used ford part. it le...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L ignition VIN: JM1EC4333P
Hey guys.Sorry for taking so long.After installing 2 extra grounds(- bat to eng and - bat to body)my son says no more problems except for the rear wiper that runs when it wants to.He's going to live with it like this until spring.Thanks for all the help.Have ...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1MEFM50U6Y
There is a lot of useful info here but between shutdown time for the holidays and my friend dealing with a family matter there hasn't been time to make the repairs. The vehicle has been removed from service until it can be repaired. I will try to update later ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L AC does not turn on VIN: 4M2DU66K53
thanks for all the info I did already bypass hi press. switch and AC WOT pip would read off but compressor still did not turn on, also bypass low press. switch no change. Was unable to do resistance test on temp. sensors, customer wanted car yesterday and will...
1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start, codes 11 VIN: JN1HZ14S9F
well thanks to all you guys who woke me up i asked the tech does the rotor turn or have inj pulse and no and no hummmm timing belt snapped like im gonna at the tech for missing that thatnks for the help again Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor).
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HJ01P0M
Well it took some detective work to figure this one out. I punched the license number into the state database and found this vehicle has had problems passing smog the last three times. All three times she was sold a full tune up with junk parts and then it wou...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH8HD17Y8S
The problem was traced to the fuel pump operation as it ocurred while we were monitoring with a gauge on fuel line. Located problem at fuel tank connectors corroded, ground and 2 wires. Was able to solder back on. Techs suggested corrosion at coolant temp sens...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D91
Hi Guys, I figured out the source of the short this past friday morning before I got the any posts but still it was great to have confirmation from other techs. The Idle speed motor fixed the stalling problem but the one I replaced wasn't shorted as far as...
1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L battery VIN: 1G2FW21F3H
Thanks to all that lent there help and knowledge, turned out this was a case of not properly checking. Turn out I had two defective item, the alternator was only putting out 10amps and the starter was drawing more than 380 amps at normal operating temp. replac...
1991 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2FS23T7M
After too many hours of going in circles, my customer very kindly stated he has a friend who has a friend at GM who made an appointment for him at the local dealer and opened a case with GM. He was very appreciative of all the time I took with his car and sta... Trouble codes: 42 (EST ckt. open or grounded).
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