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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L heater VIN: WAUED64B01
No heat at idle, good bleed procedure followed. Has good heat over 1500 rpm
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L cam chain VIN: WBABE6Z000
On initial startup, after auto trans installation, the engine was rattling very loudly. We stopped and checked oil level... all OK. Removing oil filler cap from rocker cover we could see the timing chain flipping and flopping all over the place. When you rev t...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4GA55M5T
hi everyone. this buick is something else. when i put the car in gear and start to brake torque it it stumbles and stalls i have checked every sensor check all the powers at the computer they seem alright. i have checked the grounds, voltage droped them less t...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Stall VIN: 3G5DA03E84
dies at random. intermitt no start. odm reads error, shift indicator moves while in park, tack jumps before it dies. Trouble codes: B3103, B2712, B2961
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Blower Motor VIN: 1G6KY5290R
Very low milage & clean car. A/C blows on high with key off & will run battery down. Did test in no data & back probed gry/bl wire , no voltage, All Data said replace ACP. Searched data base & found a lot of problems with blower motor. Would like some advise f...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L air bag light VIN: 1GYEE63766
Need some advice here. SRX came from the body shop next door Hard hit air bags deployed, side curtain bags etc, & codes in the computer. All related to the hit We or the body shop have changed all related components new Derm new bags, new seat tensioners etc. ...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS 7.4L ingagement VIN: 1GCDC14N1L
This is a new customer for us,towed in with noise(flywheel cracked.But notice as you drive forward or reverse comes out of gear and then catches.Drove on highway seems to shift fine under accel.Jasper reman install dec 29 2004,fluid was clean no odd metal in p...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power steering VIN: 1GCEK14K9R
When driving strait down the road at any speed the steering will jerk like a child is tugging on it for 1/2 of a second. It only does it after about 5-10 miles of driving. And feels similar to the 97 trucks that have the steering sensors that go bad but this i...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions
Vehicle failed emissions testing due to high HC, CO and NOx passed. Check engine light on intermittantly, code 44 (lean) in memory. If throttle is opened slowly everything is ok, if throtle is opened quickly ( not a lot of throttle just a quick 10% opening ) E... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean condition)
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L heating VIN: 1G1LC52465
Thanks in advance, The issue im having is very minimal output from the heating system in all vent positions. I recently installed a new heater core due to the previous unit leaking. During install i noted the mixture flap was opening and closing and was not bi...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L water pump VIN: 6T91MPAAAT
I have a car here i have never sean before and would love some help. Any information, repair instructions, aprox labour times etc, to replace water pump. It looks as if its timing chain driven and in a terrible position, any help appreciated...mick, australia....
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR522XW
Car came into the shop with a no start condition. Found that it was not getting signal to trigger injectors on cyl 2 & 3, scoped the crank sensor and saw a good signal, checked the harness for any wiring issues, everything pointed at the ecm, so replaced it wi...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L brake lite system VIN: 1GNDX0302Y
I have an electrical demon in this truck. when you apply the brakes all the rear bulbs on both sides lite up (turn,tail,and back-up) I loose approx 3 volts to the fuel pump,the service engine lite comes on, the abs lite illluminates,(when checked no codes pres...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L alternator VIN: 2GCEK19T6Y
Have a pickup that seems to eat alternators, First replaced at 175K next at219K [16 months] [...] [9 months]now 249K[ 3months]Only has an occasional battery light and code P1637 [gen. l. terminal fault] I suspect PCM but was hoping for some input. Alek
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W0Y
We have an "interesting" problem with a 2000 Chevy Astro with the Vortec 4.3l engine. The truck came in on the hook for stall while driving/no restart. The owner told us that just before it quit, it was backfiring through the intake and out the exhaust. We ch... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W71
Hey everyone, this is my first post here, so go easy one me. This one came to me last summer with the complaint of the four wheel drive not working. Using the switch on the dash found no response AND NO service 4X4 light on. At the time, my scanner wasn't up...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L left low beam headlight VIN: 1GNDT13S42
vehicle was in a month ago w/low beam on left side inop. found connector and bulb melted(circuit 712). replaced bulb & harness, harness was ACDelco-bulb was a Wagner 9006U HB4. checked for voltage drop:ok. released vehicle to customer. vehicle is back with sam...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55K02
Intermittent no crank. An on going problem over the past 3 months. The patrol states that the car will not crank at times has noticed more issue after vehicle has been opperated 4 hours or more. I have replaced the key lock and cylinder on symptom alone (did n...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L T-case VIN: 1GNDT13S02
Vehicle came in with no four wheel drive operation. Connected scan tool and had no communication. Removed fuse for a 1/2 hour and still had no communication. Replaced transfer case control module and had GM flash it. Four wheel drive shift into all ranges but ...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16T94
have a wierd one here hoping for some insight or help got this suburban that we at the shop have not had the chance to see the actual problem occur but the customer states that after every fill up of fuel the vehcile has to be cranked 3- 5 times to get the veh...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCDS14694
Hello all, thanks in advance for any ideas. This Colorado came in late today, have not had alot of time to spend on it, thought I could get some ideas for tomorrow morning. Rough/low idle, almost a vibration, had listed codes in memory, MAP sensor seems to tes... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle control system RPM too low), P0106 (MAP or BARO ckt. out of range)
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L engine VIN: 2G1WB55K86
Customer came in low on coolant. Cap did not hold pressure so we replaced it. Two weeks later car came back overheating. low on coolant tested cap not holding pressure. so we replaced the cap again. car came back after 1 month still overheating 1500 miles. no ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
vehicle intermittantly dies mainly cold and sometimes when warm. computer has been changed.cant really test distributor. when it dies you can re-start everytime. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Intake VIN: 2C3HD46R6Y
Chrysler guys HELP! Got this one in and the upper intake was full of coolant. Cannot find anythng obvious and were leaning toward head gasket but don't want to get burned with something we are unaware of! Another shop (unknown) had replaced one spark plug and ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L blend doors? VIN: 2C4GP44R45
during extreme cold ambient air temperatures(below 20 degrees) there is no heat. Temp guage shows warm, verified by infra-red thermometer. At times a slight trickle of heat from passenger side but pure ice cubes from drivers side. Coolant system full, no leaks...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JB3XD64B0N
Vehicle first came in for fuel smell and no start. Found a broken sending unit. Replaced that, the fuel pump and the fuel filter. Started car and ran for about 10 mins. before it stalled. Would not restart. Found out the customer was having the same problem. C...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Stall VIN: 3B7KF226XW
The pickup gelled up 4 days ago when it was down to -25 degrees. or we thought that it had gelled up. We replaced the filter bled the system and away it went. But every morning after that it will start and go into high idle and die after about twenty seconds. ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
pulled plenum to check for faulty intake gasket,found alot of oil in plenum.checked and replced pcv valve but it seemed fine.1-3-5 seem to be affected more than 2-4-6 when i checked inj. kill and long term fuel trim is way of on that same bank.any sug. aprecia...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7FL26X1X
This truck misses, stalls, and spark knocks in reverse and hot. When cold it runs good in all gears and will always run good in drive. It had a used engine installed by another shop a year ago and the problem has been getting worse for the last 4 months. I hav...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Oil pressure VIN: 3B7HF12Y4Y
Cust. just bought this one: - When engine revs to over 1800 rpm oil pressure on truck gauge drops to below 0. It does this worse on COLD engine. Scanner shows 4.9 volts & 0 psi when acts up. Will show great oil pressure at idle. We checked with manual guage & ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C14
Vehicle cranks but will not start. We got the truck from another shop who replaced the intake heater and worked on vehicle for 4 days. Scan tool data indicated 180 RPM cranking speed and zero fuel injection rail pressure. We loosened the banjo fitting on the h... Trouble codes: P0483 (Cooling fan speed), P2269 (Water in fuel)
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L G-Sensor VIN: 1D8HB58DX4
HELP!! Need some direction & guidance. There is quiet a story to this one.Vehicle originally came in about a month ago with ABS,Traction Control & Ck. Eng light "on". Owner is going to sell vehicle & at that time I pulled 2 codes C1210-G-sensor input(ABS) & P0...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Surge VIN: 3D7K526CX5
Need help with this diesel. We had a cold snap here in upstate NY. Customer could not get truck started. He changed the fuel filter and eventually got it running. We have had warmer weather since and truck still starts hard. Approx. 15 sec. of cranking. Also i...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L l/f wheel
Good day everyone. I have a 1993 Ford Explorer with automatic locking hubs and automatic transmission. The problem I am having is what I would best described as the feeling of the left front wheel hitting a pothole. This occurs only in four-wheel-drive on pave...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L calipers VIN: 1FTNX21FSY
We're having a problem with this vehicle pulling to the left when braking. This truck originally came to the shop with the LF brake worn metal-to-metal (the RF side still had quite a bit of pad). We replaced the pads, rotors, and calipers at the time, and also...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F41
This vehicle originally came in 2 Weeks ago complaint check engine light on, overdrive light flashing, No power and hard starting, I found codes P1316 Injector Circuit/ IDM Codes Detected, P1747 EPC Solenoid Short P1760 EPC Solenoid Intermittent Short. Perform...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1067512UT5
interment install at idal with frecuent near stall outs at idal feels like eninsion loss like intermeten crank sencer other wise idals also exceptabale but feels as if slite egr leak or air fuel problems. vacum gage steady no codes. sypotoms worst with coolen ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L press regulator sol VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
customer stated that trans would not up shift or at very high rpm,recorded codes and test drove fine,1,2,3,4,5, all shifted great untill i stoped an turned around,reverse was no engaugement untill throttle depresed than no foreword until rpm up high,than high ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U53
Checked o2 heater resistance on both sensors and was in spec range, although at the low end 3.5 ohms. No shorts or opens found in circuits or sensors. Tried replacing both pre-cat sensors and codes returned after short test drive. I did install aftermarket sen... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater), P0155 (o2 heater)
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K74
hey any help would be grateful keeps blowing fuel pump relay fuse disconected fuel pump and turn key on and blowes fuse unplug module in rear of truck and dont blow replaced driver module no fix was in frt.end collision but dont see any problems help!!!
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start
Need some help from all of you ford guys out there i can not find the fuel pump relay on this truck the local ford dealer says its just under the raido next to the flasher relay all i find there is the flasher relay any one else seen this before any help would...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35LX6
vehicle came in w/ rough idle/missfire and engine light. checked codes found 12 for injector and coil circuit faults, but of course no missfire. cleared codes, drove vehicle. missfire monitor ran and passed in continuous memory and mode$06. vehicle still misse... Trouble codes: P201/, P351P
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMZE1352Y
car came in with loss of power and mil lamp on. scanned and found p0336 crank sensor code. replaced crank sensor was 200 ohms out of spec. problem still present. on further testing found that around 3000 rpm mil will light with either p0336 or p1361 or p1366. ... Trouble codes: P0336 (crank sensor noise), P1361 (tdc sensor 1 noise), P1366 (tdc sensor 2 noise)
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD68484
vehicle came in with a check engine light on. p0300, p0301, p0302,,,ect... replaced spark plugs due to mileage and used iridium style as required by manufacture. could not get rid of the mis no matter what we did. swapped coils, checked for vacuum leaks, chang... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfires), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results)
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
Fuel trims (total) cross 100% by 25 % in + and - directions at moderate accel. Cleaned the MAFS wire with CRC sensor cleaner- no change. I just got involved and John ran the preliminary tests. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean)
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Switch VIN: JACDH58V3R
Main Power window switch went out, I ordered one from a Dealer off Island. I was first sent one for a 2 door than one from a 4 door that was different than the one that came with the trooper I am fixing. It was sent back with the original switch To show them t...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D1Y
i have a 2000 rodeo, 2.2 manual trans. p1627, pcm a/d conversion malfunction, cooling fan runs all the time, fuel gauge inop, low fuel light on. i know isuzu's fuel senders are terrible, so the fuel gauge and light may be a seperate problem. you can clear the ... Trouble codes: P1627
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery drain VIN: SAJDA01C3Y
This vehicle came in here a month ago with a dead battery and the customer complaing of the alarm going off. After charging the battery I found no drain on the system. The vehicle returned back in to our shop 3 weeks later with the same problems, we found the ...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ58L4K
We replaced the engine in this Jeep and get no fire. Tested coil and relays all good, replaced CKP with used one out of runnibg jeep. Still no fire, replace with a new CKP and even went as far as getting factory refit kit with new CKP (#2) and wireing harness ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FX5856W
Car came to my shop after a friend of mine try to repair but not results. vehicle cranks ok and starts but after a few seconds (10), cuts out try to start again but injectors missed their pulse. turn ignition off and try to starts again and starts only few sec...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L connecting rod VIN: 1J4GW58N7X
hello have this 99 jeep grand cherokee 4.7 with a rod knock, this is my own vehicle, due to the price of both used and reman motors i am thinking of installing a crank kit and 1 connecting rod, has anyone had any luck with these or should i bite the bullet and...
2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA39SX3
HI EVERYONE, I got this 03 Jeep wangler that will run from 5-60 sec. than dies. After it dies I can't communicate with any modules and will not restart untill I leave the key off for a little 10to30 sec some times. I unpluged each module indivauly an I still c...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7237Y
Ok Guys I Have a problem child here. We brought this in on a hook. Its a 2000 Kia Sportage. This vehicle will not Start. I don't have Fuel. The Fuel Pump does not run. Plus i don't have Injector Pulse. If Take out the fuel Pump relay and Jump the terminals the...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPL16411
Looking for the "silver bullet" on this Rover, replaced all the bags in a 6 month period for leaks, now truck falls down overnight if it's really cold outside, will pump up in short period of time, won't fall for several days in the summer. truck falls evenly,...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
the car runs rich bank #1,ltft -25 stft -13 bank #1 ltft+13 stft+5 bank #2.we removed the sparkplugs out of bank #1 all were black the plugs bank #2 look fine.the car misfires at ilde on #4 cylinder but when you drive it down the road it will fly and feels lik... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM81W11
Thank you in advance for any help. We have this 01 Lincoln that has a problem with the brakes. They work fine but just as you come to a stop the ABS feels like it is engaging. The vehicle stops normal except at the very last instant as the car is stopping, the...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Ignition System VIN: 1YVHP8OC74
We towed in off highway, must have quit while running and had code P0340 cam sensor circut code. Pulled cam sensor, cranked engine cam wheel turns. Installed cam sensor,cranked and had correct voltage from cam sensor. Ohmed crank sensor, ok- checked continuity...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition lock VIN: WDBRF64J01
Does anyone know how to reset this vehicle after changing the battery? It has the electronic key and I can not even get it to unlock the steering. I have "Shop Key" that isn't giving me the best info. Maybe there is a shortcut that I am missing. Thank you much...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1MELM53SXT
This is a AX4N Trans. Customer states that at part throttle the trans will not upshift into 2nd gear sometimes. If he drives full throttle it will always up shift. I test drove graphing the rpm, turbin and output speed and all look good. I could not duplicate ...
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 6MMAP67P12
car came in with a noticible misfire, but car started right up. i had spark and a po 303. cyl 3 misfire. i sold an injector. the next day i startrd car to bring into the shop to replace injector, car stalled right infront of the bay door and no restart. found ... Trouble codes: P0303

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L starter noise VIN: 2HNYD18253
Thanks to everyone who helped , the OEM starter was the fix , apparently this is a common problem with the MDX and the honda pilot. there is a servive bullitin but I never found it in alldata{suprise!}And as far as lubeing the reduction gear that has been trie...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L power windows-door lock system-power sun roof-abs VIN: WAUCB28D7X
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L SRS light VIN: WAUED64B11
Well, within 24 hrs I got a dozen responses. They all said to change the control module. Quite a chore to do as it is burried under the front of the center console. But this car is done. A special thanks to Jake for his extra effort. Tom
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door locks VIN: 5UXFB33513
Well, thanks for the replies. This car has just the one key lock (nothing on the passenger door or trunk) Using the door inflatable pillow to pry the door slightly away from the body and inserting a long rod inside we were able to operate the inner door latch...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDR14K1H
thanks to all that replied . the switch was the problem . we kept getting the one for carb. and we had fuel injected system.
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14Z3S
I want to thank those who replied it ended up being the new rotor in the distributer the customer did not get it seated all the way down and it broke the slot off allowing it to turn. thanks again for the help
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case / Front Diff VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
Eric, Bradford, and Kris--Thanks a bunch for your replies and insight. The problem ended up being internal to the transfer case. The shift/encoder motor was working properly. After looking at further, and driving this vehicle on the lift, the front drivesha...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L abs VIN: 1G1JF5241Y
Sorry it took a few weeks to get back,but after scoping both wheel speed sensors and replacing the left front we decided to install both the front harnesses.It has been a few weeks and have not seen the car.I think it is fixed.thank you for the help. Jon
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBJG31R21
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel spews out from VIN: 1GCDM19W41
Once again iATN is great. As many of you had suggested, i checked the fuel tank vent valve. I found it to be sticking. I obtained one from GM dealer. Cleared codes, Cleaned Mass Air Flow Sensor, Customer has refilled tank twice already, only problem is that he...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L rack, column VIN: 2G1WF52E83
It turns out that there is a TSB on this problem that was missed initially and pointed out by several members. It is bulletin #04-02-32-001c to correct pinion seal leak or squeak,bearing kit P/N [...]. Rack replacement is not necessary. I must point out tha...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX5
Thanks to all that responded. Mark from Texas hit it right on the head. The very low miss counts and the fact I couldn't feel a problem was throwing me off of sticking to the basics. The computer was seeing a miss, how ever few it was and I thought since I ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46J9X
Thanks to all that replied to this help request. This one is finally fixed, although the fuel pressure looked good the volume of fuel was not. When the vehicle and the fuel pump warmed up, there would be alot of air in the fuel rail which caused it to run roug... Trouble codes: P1687 (no mic bus message received), P1686 (no skim bus message received), P1695 (no body ccd message), P0432 (l bank catalyst eeficency failure).
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L odometer VIN: 2C4GP44391
Good evening! We received 3 replies to this post and all indicated the instrument cluster. We did try another cluster, but this did not prove to be the fix. After speaking to the technicians at United Radio (who provided us with the bcm) they did a little re...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP74L82
I would like to thank everyone who took time to reply to me. Rajesh hit this one correct. After talking to some chrysler techs, they told me the easiest diagnosis is to unplug pcm when key is on. If fuel pump quits running, it is a bad PCM. Replaced PCM. It is... Trouble codes: P1282 (Fuel Pump Relay Control Circuit), P1495 (Leak Detection Pump Solenoid Circuit), P1684 (Battery Disconnected).
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L no start VIN: 1587423234
Plugged exhaust!!! Also had a bad personality key on the scanner which is why I had no communication. Once that was solved was able to see pcm inputs & outputs. Thanks for the help.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L wiper VIN: 2B4FP2531X
Thanks a lot. Especially, to Robert. 30 minutes after replacing the BCM, the wiper worked. And than did not work anymore. Why? Inspected and found the PDC bottom corroded. Fixed the corroded wire, BCM to PDC. Wiper work perfectly. Thank you again. I forgot it ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L driveline VIN: 3D7KU28C94
well after all it was the driveshaft, one thing i failed to mention was when our drivline guy had the shaft he found the dampner on the front of the shaft wobbling, what he told me was that this was a common problem and all he does is remove them and balance t...
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L long crank VIN: 1FTEF25N1H
Tested and replaced the ECT sensor.It was reading about 15 degrees warmer than it actually was.The truck now starts in about 10 seconds of crank time.Still a little too much but everything I did made it a little better.'still suspect it has carbon on the valv...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Starting VIN: 1FTHE24HXT
I appreciate all the help I received for this van. I apologize for not closing it sooner as this was my first post and didnt realize I needed to close it out. The one thing that we didnt do was replace the distributor magnetic pickup. Simply because the cus...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L vibration VIN: 1FALP6243V
Most everyone was right bad balancer. I thank everyone for the help and enjoy helping others when I can. This is a great site. A few replys were way off due to this motor not having the component that people speak of, fan clutch, balancing shaft, ect. But all ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
Thanks to everone. Costumer finally told me that the pump ran low for the last two weeks. The o ring around the pump was leaking. We replaced the pump, and purged the system. Car was picked up. So far so good. Thanks again Len.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4047X
i will be finishing this one up tomorrow morning by replacing the fuel pump. the actual problem is that the FP RTN wire inside the tank rubbed through the insulation and was grounding to the inside of the upper gas tank. moving the tank would move the wire e...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNXZ1L3Y
It was in fact the bad ignition coil from the misfire that was also causing the VSS codes and the engine to shut down. It kind of reminds me of the old GM 3.3's that wouldn't start because of one bad spark plug wire. I removed all the coils from the vehicle an... Trouble codes: P0722 (output speed sensor no signal), P0720 (output speed sensor fault), P0306 (misfire 6).
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Sounds like a common problem ,traced the problem to leaking upper intake gaskets. Checked fuel trim while spraying carb clean around gasket area and watched the fuel trim drop. Replaced the o-ring gaskets as per service bulletin with new bolts and all is good.... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNX20F1Y
Thanks to all that replied, especially Mike in California. We did find the pipe that connects passenger side exhaust manifold to exhaust sensor plugged and cracked with holes, replaced. Truck started but ran poorly. Stalled 20 feet outside of building and woul... Trouble codes: P0471 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit performance), P0720 (output speed sensor circuit malfunction), P1248 (tubo boost pressure not detected).
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks,door ajar lamp. VIN: 1FMLU62E82
door locks fixed!!!Thanks to all who replied.Went back over previous checks for wires broken in door jamb(dr.side)tugged on common black ground to switches in door panel,felt it give a little,guess it was hanginging by a thread,pulled it completely out and rep...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XLT 4.2L no 1st gear VIN: 2FTRF172X4
This one is fixed. A few good tips. Great tip on the wire harness that runs down very near the EGR pipe. Thought I was onto something here because the fiberglass insulation was gone right where the harness would have touched it. There was only about an inch cl...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U05
THANKS GUYS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, ALL WERE APPRECIATED AND EVERYTHING WAS CHECKED AND ANALYZED RELATED TO THE REPLIES. I HAD ALREADY CHECKED ALL AROUND FOR VACUUM LEAKS, COMPRESSION- SEVERAL TIMES HOT AND COLD AND WHILE ENGINE WAS IN ITS "WORST" STAGES, LOOKED ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected first 1000 rpms), P0068 (maf/map throttle position correlations).
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Front Locking Axle VIN: 4S6DM58W81
Hey Guys. I found that the actuator on this Passport worked perfectly when removed from the axle. Really no surprise since it worked fine on the lift. I went ahead and bit the bullet and ordered a new actuator. Installed it today and now the front axle loc...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
The Jag finally runs - The engine ecm was the problem. Sent the old unit out for rebuild at "allecu". They did a good job a were pretty quick about it. As soon as ecu was installed we had communication. Vehicle would not start until ecu was programmed. Did not...
1988 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1JCMT7544J
Thanks for the help. I put a chain in the transfer case. No more slipping.
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58595
First i would like to thank the only 4 of some 50,000 plus techs that may know about deisels especially the "JEEP LIBERTY" (POS)! The customer picked up the Jeep on the twentieth of December and said that if the light came back on we wouldn't here from him til... Trouble codes: P0299, P0401.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
thanks to all techs who replied. Have replaced the left front air spring, reset the suspension control module with my launch x431 scanner, problem fixed. Thanks, Theo
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L heater VIN: JTJHF10U21
the coolant level was ok, backflush system but didnt work ,noticed flakes of aluminum colored objects, itwas a clogged heater core , replaced with new one and the problem solved.thanks to all for your response.
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22551
IATN did it again. Thanks to all the techs out there that reassured me to replace the coils. It has been a few weeks and I know customer had driven more than the previous mileage that the intermittent misfire would show up at. I say this one is fixed. Replaced... Trouble codes: P0300.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Rear shocks VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Thank you for all your help. A few people responded with reasons for a clunk. As I stated in my post, I had already isolated the clunk to the upper shock mounts. My question was about disconnecting the hydraulic lines from the shocks safely. A few guys did res...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Torque steer, instability VIN: 1G3AM54N6L
Hello everyone, Thanks to everyone who took time to reply back to me. I ended up replacing both the front drive axles. Customer told us the vehicle drives fine now. I did not see anything different with the ones I replaced and I really did not think the vehicl...
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L suspension VIN: 1G3NL52E14
first off thank you guys for all of the help, you all steered me in the right direction. the problem ended up being in the passenger side wheel bearing. There wasnt any noticable play or roughness in the bearing, so we replaced the bearing with an oem hub and ...
1989 Other European turbo r 412CID dome lamps VIN: SCBZR03B6K
ok, fixed thanks to all 3 that replied, Dave sent me a wirring diagram. the diagram helped me find where my problem was. There was a realy behind the fuse board. The relay was keeping the lights on due to wirring under the door sill where fused together a...
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