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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Water leak VIN: JH4KA465XK
Hi all. Got a wet Legend four door, guys! I'll list from wettest to dryest: Driver side rear floorboard is THE WORST, with, at one point, standing water. Second wettest is passenger side rear floorboard. Fairly wet is the driver's floorboard. Fairly dry is...
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18673
anyone ever come accros a 84-01 sensor logic failure? cycle ignition switch and light goes off com's back on within 200 feet and sets code 84-01 help help help
2004 Acura TSX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VTC VIN: IC4CL96804
performed mitchell test for code p0341 tested vtc solenoide. continuied with test .checked for timming chain streach and appears to be ok. tore down and inspected vtc acturator.seems ok. has anybody else seen this problem? Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp ckp incrooect phase)
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Forward Gears VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
Hey everyone I have this Audi A8 Quattro that doesn't have forward gears the only code stored in trans is P0730 Wrong Gear Ratio, the ECM has an evap code i believe was from gas cap loose and O2 sensor codes but those are the least of the customers worries. Th...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L engine VIN: 0XLBC90347
hello group, need a little advice on this bimmer. i am a honda dealer tech by trade. i did tbelt-fan clutch-drive belts-tstat and hoses for a good customer of ours. car ran fine before above mentioned items. all was done as preventative maint. (i.e. no overhe...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBS9328S
Would not start.Found fuel tank sucked in.What causes this condition?
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L abs light VIN: WBABH8323V
Hi folks let me start by saying I have very little experiance with Euro cars this car belongs to my boss's wife he bought the car and it had 245/40z/r18 wheels and tires installed and they rubbed the struts sometimes so he had removed material from struts to g...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L rev VIN: WBABM3340Y
Problem with transmission. Won't go into reverse at times. When goes in reverse works fine doesn't slip. There are no codes in trans or engine computer. Forward gears work fine. Any ideas with this problem
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L windows VIN: 1G4CW52L2R
i have a car that intermmittantly dies as driving and will not restart until after setting.when car originally arrived with problem also had check engine light and code po325.found incorrect prom causing check engine light.that problem is now corrected.car has...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4HP52K6W
hi gm techs.I have a car here im not sure of.2 days ago came in with heater not working.Found radiator 1 gallon low on coolant.filled with water and heater started working fine.replaced radiator because of small leak at seam.Water pump has small leak but didnt...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L lock cylinder VIN: 3G5DB03E44
one day the lock would not turn into any position but lock. shook steering wheel, jacked front wheel off ground, but no luck. alldata provided no information on how to remove the lock cylinder. your help will be much appreciated.
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Digital Part of the IPC VIN: 1G6KS52YXR
Hello all. Car came in with the ipc inop. The ipc fuse was blown. Tried a new fuse and the ipc came back to life for about 30 seconds and blew again. So I told the coustomer that we would have to find out what is causing the fuse to blow. As I was telling him ...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L horn VIN: 1G1YY22P8T
hello everyone I have a vet here that has some what of a strange problem what the car came in for was horn not working and had not worked for years so figured simple right wrong got to horn relay and found no ground coming from horn swithces in steering wheel ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN52X2T
the car came in with a complaint of dieing out and hunting idle we checked for vacuum leaks and found the pcv hose under the intake leaking so we replaced it no change so we than checked and replaced the timing belt do to it missing about half the belt it was ... Trouble codes: P1642, P1441, P1401, P0441, P0300, P0135
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1ND52T1V
Hi to all, THANK YOU in advance for any help on this. We have a 1997 malibu with a 2.4l that will stall on decel only as you come to a stop. If you can catch it at the right time and give it throttle it will stay running. We have repaired all broken vacumn lin...
1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L water pump gasket failure VIN: 1GCCT14W6X
Cannot get waterpump gaskets to seal after replacing intake gaskets and waterpump. Tried orange sealant, gasket appears to split and squeeze out. Then tried yellow weatherstrip adhesive(with blue teflon type gasket). Tried locktite on bolts. Gasket always appe...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19V8Y
Truck came in with cylinder #2 & 7 skipping. I put on a new computer and that fixed the skipping but would it would not crank every time, sometimes it will spin and spin , wait 30 seconds and then it will crank, I got another new computer and it does the same ...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L power steering system VIN: 1GNEC16T64
This Suburban has a noise while turning the steering wheel in the service bay or out on a road test. The best that I can descibe this noise is like something is rubbing on the steering shaft. Not exactly like a pump whine or groan but somewhat similar. The noi...
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear turn signals\brake lights VIN: 1GCDM19X35
Hi again folks-this one seems to not have a mechanical answer.This Astro Van eats rear turn signal\brake light bulbs.It is a Fleet van used to repair business machines.There are no racks or anything in the back & it is not loaded up with material.We have teste...
2005 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4E042 6.6L handling VIN: IGBE4E1275
before i decided to replace the rear tires, i had a near dead experience on the freeway, cruising at 75mph i change lanes (it was raining)to my left, when suddenly my rear end started started sliding, i was able to control before hitting the center devider aft...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTUX17216
truck has been in a few times with this code. when it is here everything checks out ok. has anyone seen anything common for this code? p.s. i forgot to get the vin# so i had to make one up to get here. i have a friend that works at a chevy dealer & he ran the ... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor voltage high)
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FE3HI82I6
This is my parents truck and they live out of state so all the info is not correct. The problem is a rough idle that feels like it is misfiring. Increase RPM's and it goes away. After reading some past fixes we were concerned that the head was bad. the first t... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 6.0L climate control VIN: 1GNFK16357
the dual climate control, intermittanly, will blow cold out the left two vents and hot out of the right two vents - does not matter what temp. setting you put it at.
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1C3XY66R4M
this vehicle fires the injectors in pairs, using only three injector drivers in the smec. the smec uses the crank and cam sensors to determine tdc and injector control. both sensors have been replaced, the scope picture matches a signature pattern exactly. we ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY4BB31
This is a regular customers' ride, so I don't want to start throwing parts at it without a bit more info. I'm just a bit confused on the code description since I haven't taken a PT Cruiser 101 class. I'm assuming since there is an "A" flow, there must be a "... Trouble codes: P0401 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation A Flow Insufficient Detected)
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Horn, Alarm VIN: 2C8GP54L51
This is a strange one. Fist off the horn did not work, so the clockspring was replaced. Then the horn started working when you press the air bag. When using the key fob, the lights will flash but will not chirp when locking the doors. When you unlock the doors...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L timing VIN: 1C3EL56R42
Hello i am currently working on a chrysler sebring 2.7L sedan. originally came in and i found the water pump leaking. Sold and replaced pump. while doing so i was told there was an updated water pump and i also had to replace timing chain and gears. so i repla...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L brake lite switch VIN: 2C4GT54L94
when cruise control is activated, within 3 sec the red brake warning light will come on. the cruise control is not affected. when the cruise control is turned off, or the brake pedal is pressed, the cruise goes off and the brake light on the dash also. stop sw...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L cooling system
We have a 98 Dodge Intrepid 3.2. Replaced radiator, cooling fans, thermostat. I bleed the system then ran the car for about 5 minutes then it starts to boil up in the overflow like its overheating. The gauge reads half when it does this. Then I shut off the ca...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCF15N7G
Truck runs rich at cold idle somewhat but the hotter it get the richer and will began to stumble. Feul pressure is good tried another map even though one on truck checks good. Tps .93 volt closed throttle. Tried unplugging o2 with no change. Engine dies if iac...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11N95
hay this van is killing me please help!!! It cam in a week ago with no start or die when driving. It took me a while to get it to act up but when it did found to have good fuel presh but no spark. Found to have no idm ref signal out of modual and a eratic look... Trouble codes: 121 (closed throttle position out of range)
1995 Ford Probe 2.5L Charge Gauge
Hello again, This Probe was brought in, when the car is turned off the it wont start again till its jump started. The customer states he noticed charge level gauge is high. I jumped started, checked charge rate at idle 14.2 volts and same with headlights on. ...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHE24H6T
HELLO, Vehicle came in on a tow, no spark. no codes as the customer replaced the battery. customer already replaced cap, rotor, and coil with no luck. we immediatly replaced the ignition module on the inner fender and still no luck but we have spark coming out...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L alternator? VIN: 2FMDA5142T
A 1996 Windstar came in with a nop charging condition, replaced alternator still no charge, checked internal alternator, regulator fuse,it's good. there is a one way diode in the power distribution box, it has infinite resistance one way and around 1.300 ohms ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
hello all, first time removing intake on ford's 4.0 liter. removed all bolts per alldata and this intake just stares at me. any helpful hints for removing upper and lower intake manifolds on this vehicle would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Mark
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Battery Drain VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Expedition came in with almost a 1 amp battery drain. Diagnose problem to GEM. Replaced GEM. Battery drain now at 0.24 amp. Even hours later. Drain coming from fuse 14 (or 15) depending on which schmatic using. 14 is for interior light circuit. If pulled Batte...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L overdrive flash,bogus speedometer readings VIN: 1FDXF46S3Y
while driveing, the overdrive switch flashes and I'll get a po720, and po722.( vss codes) replaced vss sensor but same problem. I can be stopped and the computer will say I am going 50 mph, then 20 mph, and bounce around, (even with sensor unhookd). Seems to d...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L battery drain VIN: 2FMDA5341Y
thanks in advance for your time spent reading this post. i have a ford windstar that will drain the battery in two days. the battery will start the vehicle every day but if left for two days in a row it will not start. the battery tested good with 12.5 volts a...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP40471
Hello all, This fomoco is getting the best of me. Towed in no start-crank,no start. koeo theft light flashes rapidly. I have run test in alldata test I. I get to part 19 and it says to trigger cluster rf signal to on to check if it will pull volts down on circ... Trouble codes: B1681, P1260
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55272
Need some help guys. Customer installed his own camshaft synchronizer,for a squealing noise,and what appears to be a aftermarket cam sensor. This is the 2 wire cam sensor. Here is the problem. I have set the crank to top dead center and no.1 cylinder on compre... Trouble codes: P1336 (cam crank signal noise/error)
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S62
got a taurus that keeps setting a p1506 run koeo get no codes run koer get no codes let car go returns with a p1506 iac over speed error any one seen this code before car runs great thanks john Trouble codes: P1506
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19R8V
Truck came in with a P0141 Code (02 B1S2 O2 Heater) and replaced O2 sensor (behind cat)--returned 2 days later same code -- checked heater of O2 by resistance measurment (was OK) -- This time checked voltage at all O2 sensors and found B1S2 connector losing p... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 Heater Inactive)
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L security system VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
thanks for the help in advance, after replacing the passlock sensor and the ign tumbler I ran through the relearn procedure and the jimmy starts and runs fine but the security lamp says on all the time, I checked with customer and the lamp had been on for a wh...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GKDT13WXW
Hello Everyone, Have a fuel gauge on a 1998 GMC JImmy that shows empty with the low fuel light on while driving and will stay on full while just sitting still and idling, and while driving at times it will go from full to Empty and back the other way. And als...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W81
hell we replaced the timing belt on this v6 rodeo. now 3 cylinders do not fire. i checked for spark all three plugs have spark, and injectors fire. seems as though firing out of time this is bank 2. if i unplug bcoil on bank one bank 2 runs fine. if i reconnec...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12361
this kia came in with p0301 cylinder #1 misfire after jiffy lube performed a fuel injection service. customer decided to bring vehicle to us and not back to jiffy lube for some reason. used scanner and ran codes, p0301 misfire detected but not missing on test ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L lifters VIN: KNDJA62351
Hello Group. Customer states that he was trying to pull his truck out of snow pile & revved it up. After that his motor started making loud noise. It comes from upper part of engine. We think that it comes from lifters. The noise is constant, there is no misfi...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JG198G45LO
Sorry about vin!!! Vehicle came in shop. Customer said running rough and stalling. Mil was on but not running poorly when roadtested. Found multiple dtcs po171, p1130 and p1150. Diagnosed and changed both a/f sensors. Cleared dtcs and started vehicle. idle sta... Trouble codes: P0171, P1130, P1150
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E1V
Car came in last year with same code. Replace with Bosch universal. Was ok for 6 months, then came back with same code. Warrantied Bosch sensor with Bosch sensor, cleared adaptations. Car came back with same code for slow response. Replaced with OE Mercedes se... Trouble codes: P0133
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4W
vehicle in shop complaint vehicle battery dead i when left for more than a day not used. checked battery ok draw test reveals 480 milli amps pull fuses under hood and under dash near steering wheel still draw pull all relays all that i could see still draw.put...
2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L temperature output VIN: 4N27N17T31
this quest/villager came in with the customer saying that the automatic climate control intermittently blows cold air when it should be blowing warm and vise versa. i have not been able to experience the problem. i performed the self-check and it flashed a cod...
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3NICB51D56
Nissan techs help.This vehicle will run fine all day,when you leave it after hot soak 20-30 mins eng cranks fine eng has spark unable to check fuel press no fuel press port on this eng. after 3rd 4th attempt it will start. battery fine eng has spark
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L electric cooling fans VIN: 1G3WH52X1T
Customer complaint, engine cooling fan stays on sometimes after turning off key (NOT temp related... it's minus 25 degrees celcius here... #%@#!&^ cold...)will continue to run, ten minutes or more until the key is reinserted and turned to 'run' then stops stra...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L blowing fuse
hello all, Sorry,I forgot to get the vin.2 days ago this 1996 0lds cutlass supreme 3.1L came in with 3 codes for evap purge soleniod crt.,MAF low frequency and #2 fan relay.I found out it uses the same pink wire that lead to 15amps ignition fuse located on rf ...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W4X
OK,I think i should have left this one alone but i did not.it had been looked at by someone else and the customer told it had a burnt valve,i was asked if i wanted to fix it-without seeing it i suggested just get a head and i'll install it and then it'll go qu... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0440-), P0440
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Stall VIN: 1G3WH52H61
This car has a very intermitent stall at stops and around corners during city driving.It will fire right back up. It is normally a sweet running car. There are no fault codes. A couple of times at start up it ran rough and all the dash warning lights flashed f...
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GHDX03E72
Van was running fine for the customer on wednesday. Then all at once it started to run bad, and the check engine light came on. I scaned it, and it came up with a #3 misfire. I put an inline park tester and found spark from the coil. Replaced that plug and wir... Trouble codes: P0300, P0203, P0440
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.8L brake system VIN: 1G64990298
Hello Techs, Customer states front brake make noise every time she step on brake pedal. Found front rotor and pads wear metal to metal. Replaced all front pads, rotors, rear drums, shoes and new hardware. Vehicle has front pulsation. Measured runout to within ...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX53LXP
fellow techs i have an intermittent stall out and a misfire that take place at any time. the engine can be cold or hot, the stall out, when it occurs always happens after deceleration,(turning a corner) and then stepping on the gas. the engine will start right... Trouble codes: 17 (spark reference problem), 18 (camshaft crank error)
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z34
This one came in a classic cel runs rough all the time check codes found P0300 and P0134 O2 sensor circuit no activity bank 1 sensor 1, removed plugs and found oil in the spark plug wells, and spark plug boots swollen from oil, we sold plugs and wires and valv... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss fire), P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No activity detected bank 1 sensor1)

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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4324W
In the replies I got I was told that the shutoff valve is located under the spare tire and it is common to go bad. I was also told to check the tank presuure sensor located beside the fuel filler neck inside the right rear fender. I did check to make sure that... Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed), 222 (Insufficient Coolant Temp for closed loop fuel control).
1990 Buick Reatta 3.8L Blower and vents VIN: 1G4EC13C8L
The problem wound up being the alternator, it was making a lot of noise and putting out smoke, which would come up out of the engine compartment near the front windshield so the customer thought it looked like smoke from the dash. By the way, some of the repl...
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Air bags VIN: 1G6KS54Y4Y
Thanks to all who responded to my Q's. Thanks Rob [...], had the new SDM reset with a Tech II and alls well. Thanks again to all who helped. Mike.
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Drive-axles VIN: 1GYEE63774
Yes it was the Transfer case. We disassembled it, put in a new chain and gear set. Noise is gone, the other three parts look fine. Poor mans' all wheel drive, 50/50 split, using traction control, should have a disclaimer on the visor.
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID Hesitation VIN: 40837S1090
Wow, I've been a member for a long time and never got as many responses as I did on this one. I like to reply individually, but just too many. Lots of good suggestions including checking mechanical advance (OK), checking accelerator pump (OK), using manifold...
1989 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCGK39N8K
found bad fuel pump thank you all your help found the problem useing lab scope had bad wave form replaced pump and ran like a top. Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust).
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Misfire VIN: 1GBKC34J5Y
A couple of you recommended injector connectors but had replaced them all ready. One recommended new injectors and I think is what it needs. I did cut open the harness over the EGR to check for broken or melted wire but I had already repaired them a year ago a...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 2GCEK13T04
Good Friday to all, A special thanks to everyone that read and/or replied to my help request. Most popular was the switch,I have replaced several also. I ordered one but the gal lost her job-the only contact that I had for her. Alex and Rusty brought up the po...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Electrical Drain VIN: 1G1ZT54825
Curtis from Canada had it right. Replaced the ICBM and flashed took care of drain.
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Drive-axles VIN: 2G1WF52E35
it is only one side needing replaced.i torqued axle nut to 118# and will drive car a week and recheck torque and for any play then decide if i need to set tighter ,thanks to all.
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3C3EL55H4T
This was a tough one. After countless hours of testing we finally traced the fault down to a defective PCM ground wire inside the harness. There was absolutely NO evidence of the wire being pulled or rubbing on anything. There was enough wire to give a good OH...
1996 Chrysler NEON 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1C3ESA7C27
First of all I'd like to THANK to every one who offer and send from his knowledge help to FIX it : The Faster 1 - Bryan [...] , Ro...
2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KLAJC52Z31
Thanks to all that replied!!! Turns out after pressuring the customer for more info, we found that they had a friend of theirs install a USED water pump!!! a USED pump??? never heard of such a thing lol, well turns out that they did not install it correctly...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L engine VIN: 1B3EL46R72
Well, shame on me. Thanks for all the replies. I removed the radiator and sent it down to have it checked first. No problem found. So while I had the radiator out I thought I would check that thermo-stat again, before pulling it down to examine water pump,( wh...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L power steering VIN: 2D4GP44L13
First things first, I would like to apologize to everyone and anyone who took my post the wrong way. I realize that most all of you are here because you are in the business to repair vehicles and probably enjoy it. The reason behind what I wrote is this, when ...
1968 Ford LTD 302CID Electric Window VIN: 8G66Z16258
To all who helped, I'm an OLD Parts Specialist, NOT a Tech like you guys. I appreciate all the assistance I received from: John (no last name, sorry but you know who you are) Richard in Al. Roland in Ohio John in R.I. Irvin from Pa. Bob [...]...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GYJE46EDR6
Hi Guys As I said in my post I thought the exhaust might be restricted. Several of you said the map was good and several said bad. However I found a chart in the All Data that showed the map was about right. That left the exhaust, or PCM. So, I pulled the... Trouble codes: 179 (cruise lean limit - Bank 1 still rich), 411 (RPM out of spec.), 334 (EGR EVP voltage above close limit).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17271
This problem is finally solved. First let me thank all you wonderful techs who took your time to send me an email with the fix to this problem. Most of you were right on the money. The repair to the lean codes P0171 and P0174 was the intake gaskets from the... Trouble codes: P0171 (System to Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System to Lean Bank 2).
1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F4S
Thanks to all that replied. The vehicle is fixed. I back probed green wires in big connector at firewall spec is 2.3 volts +/- .5 volts. There is two green wires and one red wire in this connector that i was looking at. They should have the same voltage readin...
1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13RGV
Tried all the help advice, including driving with Mass air flow unhooked made no change. Ordered computer and first one out of the box would not start truck. Second computer ran truck but had dead miss on number 8 cylinder and set transmission code for pressur... Trouble codes: P0131 (voltage low bank 1 sensor 1), P0137 (voltage low bank 1 sensor 2), P0133 (slow responce bank 1 sensor 1), P0134 (slow responce bank 1 sensor 2), P0300 (misfire detected).
2004 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 6.0L wont crank VIN: 4KDB4B1U24
Well this one got me mad, a big headache, and just plain flustered. After figuring out these trucks use same computer as regualr 3500 Sierra w/6.0L. so after finally figuring out that the crank wire goes to the PCM and the start wire goes from the computer to ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Airbag light VIN: SAJGA53CX3
Thanks for all who replied and confirmed what I thought. It was a code 13 - Crash memory full. Replaced the RCM and then had a code for driver seat buckle tensioner. I guess this one fired the buckle and the RCM. Parts replaced - all codes now clear. These are...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: SALME11433
The fix to this one was the front blower motor control unit. Some may call this the blower resistor. It is accessible from under the glove box. Test the blue\red wire for varying voltage - 0-8 volts depending on fan switch position. Test yellow\green wire f...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8X
First of all thanks to everyone that replied to this post.As allways the adviced received was fast and knowledgeable. We sent the ECM out to a reputable test and rebuilder. They found cracked resistors on both A/f heater circuits and replaced and retested u... Trouble codes: P1135 (a/f heater circuit over/under current), P1155 (a/f heater circuit over/under current).
1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MRBP95F7C
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L compressor wont come on VIN: 5LMF28R31L
Thanks for the emails. It finally came back today and the cust let me work on it today. I went back to the relay and found a little TINY bit of corrosion on one of the relay terminals. It was a termimal I think for of the load side wires to the compressor. I t...
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L timing belt VIN: JM1BJ22572
thanks to all who responded,after reinstalling the belt several times, i finally decided to do a cylinder leak down test. i turns out the cylinder have 80% leakage. it turns out that the customer never had the head checked by a machine shop. thanks dave.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Rear end sag VIN: WDBGB34E7N
No real way to modify this car. Steve [...] gave us part numbers for heavier springs. I informed customer about the best we could do was put in correct springs and some new Bilstein heavy duty shocks. He has not made up his mind if he wants to go that ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower speed VIN: WDBEA51E5N
thank you all very much. the blower current regulator was bad. my speeds all worked great. i got the part from world pac, for about 260.00. sorry it took so long for me to close this... thanks again all...jeremy
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: WDBJF72F5V
After checking rear Oxygen sensors input wires which was 75v, but reading of fixed 1.25v output at both sensors,I check all Oxygen sensor wiring to make sure there were so short circuits. The problem was clogged Cat Converters.I did the temperature reading bef...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition lock VIN: WDBRF64J01
Thank you for your replies. I decided that without the proper scan tool that I really didn't feel like getting involved. I shipped it. Thanks again, Tom [...].
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MELM534XS
We have tried all the recommended suggestions, with no success. Further testing has lead us to believe that a fuel pump is needed (shows very bad pattern, even though pressure is good). That is the next step we are taking. We appreciate the suggestions we r...
1964 Mini SPRITE 1200CC Charging VIN: 64HAN7L368
i want to thank everybody that took the time, i had some great feedback from a lot of you hope i can return he favor.thank's KURT!
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9S
thanx to all who replied, the truth is I felt like I did not recive much help from fix database. After taking engine down to check timing marks I decided to pull the trany to inspect reluctor ring on flywheel and found it was out of round, bent for about 4 tee... Trouble codes: P1336 (crank sensor by flywheel).
2001 Saturn L100 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8JR52F61
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80642
We replaced the left cat and all is well. Cost for both cat near $1200. We rec to replace both if 420 code is present. Dealer said they will only install both when dealing with this code Thanks Dana Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V33
well went back and double checked another mechanics work and found the port still slightly clogged at the hole in the throttle body for the egr. Trouble codes: P0401.
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L brakes VIN: 4T1BF12B3T
sorry for delay but this is one has been on back burner. I did as the guys said and eliminated rear brakes, and then blocked out front brakes individually both were equally spongey. so i pulled brake pads out and as one member said the pads were frozen into th...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L defogger VIN: JTEBU17R33
The replies were right on, I had to initialize the system. This was done by making sure the window lock button was off, then you lower the rear hatch window all the way followed by closing it and holding the button for a couple of seconds after the window is ...
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBY68A88
we have NO information on the repair of this vechile. it is back at the dealer again, with 2047 miles on it with the same codes as before. toyota and the dealer are not speaking to us and have given us no satisfaction. this was a $60,000 truck, one month ol... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0303, P0307, C1201.
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