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2000 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D1Y
I have 2 lean codes (17536 & 17538) on this vehicle. I have smoke tested the intake system cold and hot and found no leaks. I have also sprayed carb cleaner around all air induction components while monitoring 02 sensors, and found nothing that way either. I c... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 LTFT Lean), 17538 (Bank 2 LTFT Lean)
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L T-chain tensioner VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Hi VW/Audi Guys. I got a 2000 Audi A6 4.2L that has repeat oil leaks from the passenger side t-chain tensioner gasket. We have replaced it twice with factory parts, Check it after the repairs...no leaks. Then about a month later this thing is back with an oil ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L pcv system VIN: WAUED64B91
I have here and audi 2.7 bi turbo that is driving me nuts. we replced the turbos last week and have put about 200 miles on the car before delivering it to the customer. the customer drove to work and back and calls me frantic that the car is smoking really bad...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G1HR54KX5
car will not start after sitting overnight. Has spark and good fuel pressure. Once you get the car started it will run fine all day even when it gets cold only has problem after sitting all night. No engine codes. Coolant temp reading good. Theres a tsb we got...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCD14Z0LE
Howdy folks, I have a "ever since ya " one here this morning . I installed wheel cylinders on this thing last week . Truck has no fuel out of the 2 injectors . Has fuel pressure to the t body, spark is good ,truck runs with an alternative fuel source. I dont h...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L fuel system VIN: 1GCFC24H2R
The vehicle first stalled on the highway. Made it to shop and when attempted to turn over, negative start. Cranked but no start, the fuel pump is kicking on. But it doesnt appear that the fuel is making it to the TBI. Any help would be a help.
1995 Chevrolet C2500 6.5L Starting VIN: 1GCFC24S1S
This truck will start and run decent if I unplug the coolant temp sensor. Data is good on scanner if I plug in the CTS engine running.With CTS unplugged data shows -35 degs. I have 5V ref. on yellow wire and ground on the black. I have tried another A/C delco ...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52J6X
Vehicle came back 2 more times with same P0410 Code on each inspection air pump had some defect, the first one the brush holder assembly broke and the second one the fan blade itself came loose from the motor.Has anyone run into this issue with this part numbe... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection system)
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Pinion shim VIN: 1GCDM19W2Y
Hi and thanks in advance for the help.I am trying to setup a rear pinion with the Gm kit.The Question i have is,What is the difference in the 7.5,7.5/8,and the 7.625 differentials as far as setup tools used.The local dealer is of no help on the subject.If i us...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT14W6Y
Vehicle came in on the hook for a no start. Checked for spark and it had none. Replaced coil and spark returned. checked and replaced fouled plugs. Still no start. Checked for injector pulse and had none. Did vtd relearn and got pulse. Still no start. Checked ...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF52F24
This one came in with MIL on P0300 & P0172 present. Checked history misfire counts and all seemed to be close on all cylinders. Vacuum @ idle 10 hg. Smoked intake and little seepage out throttle valve - but no other vacuum leaks. Checked compression 160 all cy... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0172 (Rich exhaust)
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L pressure hose VIN: 1C3EJ56H0V
Ordered pressure hose (part #[...]) from dealer, but they couldn't give info. whether the new line I ordered has the 1" banjo fitting or not. Wandered if anyone out there had ever encountered this problem & what info you could provide, is the Chrysler lin...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Failsafe mode/trans VIN: 2C3HD46J0W
Cust states at times 1/3 times per month trans will go to fail safe mode and stay in 2nd gear,I can never get to happen other than first visit several months ago we put in speed sensors and roadtest O.K. came back and said same concern,but O.K. know happens In...
1990 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1990CUMMIN
heres my problem its late i was dumb today it was 7 degrees i forgot to plug my truck in at work now I'm stranded is there any way i can get this thing started faster it just stumbles when i crank it when i first cranked it i had feathered the pedal and it ran...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 1B3EJ46U51
This car came in with a lot of timing chain noise and the oil light would come on at idle. The oil light would go out and the noise would go away completely if we raised the engine RPM's. We removed the oil pan and checked for a plugged sump screen. This engin...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on, RPM FLARE/shift prob VIN: 1B4HS28N21
Hi, I have an 01 Durango with what first just appeared to be a slight and intermittent rpm flare (300 rpm or so) while cruising. I was not hauling anything and the problem really could not be felt...I would just catch a glimpse of the rpm change if I was looki... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS voltage does not agree with MAP)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L No Start
Hello everybody, The owner of this dodge left his key in the on position all night thus killing the battery. After we fully charged the battery when you go to start it the security light is flashing.Cannot scan, my modis is down and only have a cheap mack scan...
1985 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF261XF
Hi Techs, We have a great customer who owns this '85. We installed a new Ford reman engine about a thousand miles ago (it was losing coolant and you could see and smell the antifreeze in the exhaust). The install was straight foward, went together good started...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F9R
Hi all This truck runs fine for approx 40 mins, then starts to misfire at high rpm. This gets worse and the rpm it occurs at gets lower and lower until it will barely idle. This is accompanied by lots of white/blue smoke. Sometimes it won't start either. As ... Trouble codes: P1218 (Cylinder ID circuit stays high), P0344 (Cam position sensor ckt)
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4446S
I'm not a Ford guy! This one runs bad; dead on acceleration, falls on it's face cold. Very slow to rev up. Front O2 sensors look normal; rear O2's act a little fast, like the cat.s are not efficient, but could this be a plugged cat? Do these have factory heade...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Hi fellow techs, I have a problem with the ABS pulsating the pedal just before it comes to a complete stop. It does this forward or reversae. There are no codes and my scan tool doesn't want to communicate with the ABS so I can't read the data stream. I remove...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Steering effort VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Greetings Ford alignment gurus. We've got this Expedition [with EVO, without air suspension] that came into our shop with a bad transfer case which made it impossible to drive. When inspecting it we found 4 of the most worn ball joints I've seen in a long time...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, clock @ radio loose VIN: 1FAFP57U6W
car came in with complaint that when come to stop vehicle will stall, it will start right back up - clock @ radio will loose it memory - it had a p0304 code when it first came, i repaced cam and crank sensers (factory ford parts), i also checked to make shore ... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S5Y
when car wont start it has no injector pulse or spark at plugs if you dont cycle key to off position when it wont start it will continue not to start but when you cycle key to off position and then try to restart the car will start 9 out 10 times, allways has ... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft deterent engine disable), B1600 (ign key transponder not received), 1232 (antenna not connected)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTSF31S1Y
Hi folks-wondering if anyone can shed some light on a front end issue with this f-350 4wd. It is the solid axle front end with u-joints and manual locking hubs. The truck when in 4wd has a pretty pronounced binding issue when the wheel is turned all the way. J...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Door locks. VIN: 1FMNU43S9Y
The door locks seldom work. They may lock the first push, but won't unlock. All motors click, but no action. If I repeatedly push the button, the power seems to decrease. I haven't checked the voltage yet as I repeatedly push the switch. I'll do that tomorrow....
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FDWF37S83
We have a Ford 350 Super duty truck with electronic 4 wheel drive engagment, The problem is while operating in 4 hi it disengages, when operating selector switch it operates fine 2hi to 4hi to 4 lo any suggestions.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs VIN: 1FMFU18L23
hi guys i have this 2003 expedeition with a track lite on abs light is off scann abs comes up with a ui900 can comm bus fault can find no flow chart for this code can some one help thank you
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FTNF20L13
Hello, I have this strange problem with fuse #45 , blowing out intermittenly, it last about 3 days and 60 miles since the last fuse blow , 10amps, the alternator was replace base on no charging, but the actual problem is the 10 amps fuse, it provides power to ...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18555
I have worked on this truck before about 6 months ago it came in with cyl.5 inj. stuck open so i replaced it and the plug. Now it came back again with a miss on 5 but only under a load on a hill with the pedal to the floor then right before it shifts into driv...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U15
We tested fuel pressure at the line that goes into rail show only 28psi when running.Tested pressure at the pump output before the filter 55psi and have a same reading after the filter.Disconnect the line that goes to rail pump output 55psi key on engine off.T... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2)
1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L belt / pulley VIN: 1GKEK13ROX
This sounds like it should be a easy fix but I'm not making any headway. Everything replaced except ps pump and tensioner spring assy. If you saturate belt noise will go away for about 2 minutes. 3 belts have been installed same thing. Balancer was replaced ab...
2006 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L fuel guage VIN: 1GKET66M06
fuel guage reads empty all the time with a code p0463. i have very little info on this . was checking to see if there is and commin problems or if the there is a problem with the fuel sending unit. Any help would be great thanks
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Steering VIN: 1HGCG56XWA
hi everyone. this honda came in with complain no power assist. especially low speed or in parking lot. you can feel the steering wheel hard to turn with right turn or left at idle in park position. no noise . fluid not that dirty. i flushed 2 time before insta...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1869Y
I have a honda with a misfire that I am unable to pinpoint to any 1 cyl. If I remove a plug wire from any cylinder, the engine RPM's drop drastically. I have replaced timing belt due to mileage and slack between gears, (also w/pump was leaking). I have replace... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG56511
car came in for oil in cooling system,customer added 2 qts oil and no coolant. did run slightly warm ,but not hot enough to boil over.car was driven to me, no lites,nocodes, no overheat. rad. was so blocked i could not flush, so we replaced radiator, and flush...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no start VIN: SAJKD6047X
hello all, here is one for those jaguar techs i've got this jaguar here with an intermittent no start condition.customer states that it wont start at times, car has been to jaguar where the battery was replaced. customer brought the car here i inspected and fo...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L tpms VIN: 1J4GL58K05
Replaced failed tpms tire sensor. Cannot get overhead console message that states "spare tire pressure low" to reset, no codes present. tpms light flashes for about ten seconds and then light goes out, then message appears in the overhead console. All scan too...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L water pump?? VIN: KNAGD128X3
I have this kia optima in the garage leaking coolant down from above the oil filter area and it would appear first off its coming from behind timing belt cover (water pump) but when I removed covers to inspect water pump all is dry!! I'm unable to pinpoint exa...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Cuts out VIN: SALDV2284S
Hello to all, I have this Defender that has had a ramdom stumbling problem, it never dies just jerks a little every now and then. It got worse so the customer brought it in and I figure out it was the Regulator. Replaced and runs much better, but still has the...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: SALNY22233
hi guys, we are working on this freelander for a few days.it came in to the shop with a lack of power at cold and check engine light on.it starts great,runs fine with a little shaking, but will not advance for the first 5 to 6 minutes after sitting for awhile.... Trouble codes: P1472, P0306
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2216V
Thank you in advance for any help. We have this Mazda that runs great as long as it has better than 1/4 tank of gas. Once it gets to 1/4 tank, the car starts running bad, stalling , hesitates etc.. Fill it up and it runs great again. I removed the tank and w...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L 3rd & 4th VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
Trans works well in 1st, 2nd and rev. When trying to shift into 3rd it goes into a neutral slip. The only code is pending: P0734 (incorrect 4th gear ratio). The fluid is only discolored, not burnt. I can accel hard in 2nd and get car to about 45mph, yet it won...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBFA66E8L
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1990 Mercedes 500SL that was dropped of last week with a bad ignition switch. The Ignition Switch was replaced, which was a challange in itself. The vehicle was brought back to me today, with the customer stating that the keyless ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L intake cam VIN: WDBEA51E9N
greetings everyone i dont work on mercedes very offen at all and i need the camshaft and timing chain installation procedure ,i think i have instaled the intake one wrong and the engine runs with a ticking noise from the front cover is not running too great ei...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Hesitation VIN: WDB2020222
As above Trouble codes: 014 (TP potentiameter implausible high), 022 (TPMEFPcontroller announces fail-save operation), 005 (coolant temperature sensor B11/3 bad contact), 008 (intake air temperature sensor B17 bad contact), 016 (IP potentiameter bad contact)
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
OK this is a wierd one. The nissan I have is giving me a code P0105 and failing OBD II emmisions test here in Connecticut. I have checked the Map Sensor for vacuum with engine running and it is normal goes up and down with throttle variations as expected. The ... Trouble codes: P0105 (manifold absolute pressure problem)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
I have diagnosed a '97 Altima with a cyl #4 misfire. Determined that the EGR ports are restricted on cylinders 1,2,and 3. Does anyone know of a way to clean these ports with out major surgery? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L all wheel drive light VIN: 1GH8T13W7Y
This AWD Smarttrack Bravada will blow the ATC fuse fuse and then the awd light comes on. Install fuse and then it is ok for several miles then reoccurs. With fuse blown, no communication with our scanner. With good fuse, comunication is fine. It is engaged in ...
1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L heater VIN: 1P3AP28K1R
I have a plymouth that does not want to heat. It does heat but when you turn it to defrost the cooling fan kicks on and the temp guage drops and then the temp out of the vents drop. With the selector turned to vents the temp in the vents reach 127 degrees. Tur...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L starter engages VIN: 1G2NE52T5T
Hello group. Vehicle came to us with starter totally engaged while running. Thought starter was shorted. Removed starter, bendix ruined, teeth all chewed. We replaced starter, still would engage and ignition tumbler felt strange, loose feel. We replaced igniti...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2WP5211V
Customer brought vehicle in and said it would not start at times,after it had a hot soak, if he lets it sit for 30 minutes it would start. Some times it would run bad for a while then it would be fine. We got it to act up one time the first day it was here. Al...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T7X
MIL on, misfire/buck under heavy load. Misfire code stored for cylinder #4 but misfire counters show #2 is missing when we experience it. Feels like an ignition misfire problem but have good spark out of each coil 30+K (coils, housing and plugs replaced a few ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR5211Y
3.8 Supercharged system, runs -22% (rich) all the way across the board, including idle and loaded. If you reset fuel trims with tech 2 it will inch it's way down to -22% rather quickly. Checked mass air reading (cleaned it also), appears appropriate. If I indu...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T71
Hello all, I'm reposting this vehicle because it is still having the same issue. This is the second time back since my first posting. Last time I replaced the plugs with AC Delco ones and also replaced both ignition coils. It has been less than 2k miles and it... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L test connector VIN: JF1GD29673
My good friend, a fellow ASE certified technician (truck) and I have diasassembled and searched for the ABS test connector on his car, for an hour or more, without success. All-Data says its alongside drivers seat and the Snap-On 'Red Brick' 2500 says its near...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN81R3K
hello all, this vehicle has mil on and codes 25 and 26.cleared codes.25 and 26 reset within 1min of idling.tested 02 was at 100ms responce.replaced and cleared.codes reset.tested eacv.no noises heard with or without temp sensor grounded.tested ebcv per flow ch... Trouble codes: 25 (lean exhaust), 26 (rich exhaust)
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S5S
The check engine light is always on. If I try to flash codes, only the oil level light blinks. The check engine light never flashes. The o/d light is always doing a steady blink. What does this mean? Bad computer? Additional testing--- Disconnect the compute...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L cannot fill gas tank VIN: JTDKB20U05
This car must be filled very slowly. I currently have the filler neck off the car and all 4 lines are clear. I also have the fuel tank out and all vent lines are clear and the vent valves are open. I removed the vent line from the tank so the tank is open to t...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C61
We have been trying to get this diesel started for over a week.Driving us crazy.We can comunicate with the vehicle,and all seems o.k. but won't start.Need a direction to go in,cause this one has me stumped.Thanks for the help.We have seen the bull.on relay 109... Trouble codes: J52 (glow plug/glow plug relay)

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L forward gears VIN: WAUAA24B0W
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBABJ7334X
Hey All, Not much in the way of profound findings in this one. Many of you indicated a faulty idle control valve and that is exactly what it was. I tried to read the scan tool data to determine what differences there were just before the stall but it would n...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03464
Well, it turns out that when I replaced the crankcase breather valve on the r/s intake manifold I ripped the boot that connects it to the valve cover. So, between replacing that and the oil filler flange and cap we were able to get the fuel trim down. The shor... Trouble codes: P0174, 01>27.
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBAAM3336Y
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 1G4HR54K71
First, Thanks to Michel [...] for their tips. Here is what we did this last time. After rescanning with 2 different scan tools to confirm the code, we unplugged the RR wheel speed sensor and then the L...
2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L steering column VIN: 1G4HD572X7
Sorry for the delayed fix. Thank you for all of your replies and advice regarding this matter. My father was highly appreciative for everyone taking time out of their day to give him a hand. He took the car to the dealership and they replaced the I Shaft un...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L front end noise VIN: 3GYFK66N64
Thanks to all who helped, the front differential was the culprit. The carrier bearings were faulty, causing the noise decided to rebuild entire diff since metal has been running through it for a while. I think the wide oversize tires along with being AWD cause...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Shifter VIN: 2G1WL52M6T
First off I would like to thank all 6 of you who took the time to answer my request. Ted from Michigan and Pete from Florida hit the nail on the head on this one. The park pawl actuator rod was the culprit. The end of the spring loaded pawl cone was jammed on...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN52X2T
Sorry it took so long for me to send in this close thank you all for the help. It turned out to be a bad o2 sensor that was causing the problem. Trouble codes: P1642, P1441, P1401, P0441, P0300, P0135.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W8X
I greatly appreciate all the replies. Unfortunately I have only had limited time to work on the vehicle due to the customer not being available and in no hurry for the repair. I will post more information when and if the customer decides to come back. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0122 (TPS/Pedal position sensor A low voltage).
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBDM19WXY
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3CFL45H5XT
this one is down the road. after replaceing the dist., and iac, rechecking the cam timing and re smoking the intake, i decided to just drive it some more. after about 50 miles of driving the idle started to stabilize and the vacuum came down to 15.5. it almost...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L steering assist VIN: 3B7KF2662W
Thanks to fred from NJ & robert from TX, ended up being a prime problem, with truck on hoist & 1800 rpm, kept working steering wheel lock to lock, finally took fluid & started working, many, many thanks, have never had this much trouble getting a power steeri...
1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L lights shorted VIN: 1B7G622Y1X
Hi: The job is now completed. As I said before, we found the rear harness severely dammaged behind the fuel tank. Most of the wires were bare and touching each other. This caused strange thing to happen and since there is a ground in there,it burnt out a bunch...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WD2YD54233
Ok, after checking the red/blue wire from Connector 3 of the ECM,(which is the feed for the starter relay) I found that no 12v ref was present. The same went for the 12v supply for the MAF & Boost Pressure Sensor. When I supplied 12v to either of these wires, ...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L G-Sensor VIN: 1D8HB58DX4
This one is finally fixed! Sorry about taking so long but it got pushed to the back burner. The fix was the connector right at the ABS module.This connector is a 36 pin connector that Chrysler sells as a pigtail assembly(part#[...]).As far as what you sho...
1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15TXH
Wow!! I could of swore I already posted a fix on this one.Ok here it goes. We ended up pulling engine to get the oilpan off.Once that was out we installed a new clutch and some freeze plugs. Like i said in my update once the front cover was removed and we coul...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32P6V
FINALLY got car back and it now stays dead long enough to do some solid testing. found lost signal from module to coil pack. since module is part of computor on this car, i performed all the correct wiring checks then replaced the computor. this was a week ago... Trouble codes: P0320.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L head gaskets VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
Based on the replies I recieved, It seems possible to remove the heads while the engine is in the car. I may attempt to remove the heads when the weather warms-up. I will keep everyone posted on my progress.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14V9X
Thank you to everyone that replied to this request. It ended up being mechanical. I did a compression check and had no compression on number five. Leak down had air coming out of 4 and 6 as well as radiator. Once I got the heads removed I could see that th... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire bank five), P0304 (misfire bank four), P0306 (misfire bank six).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, lean codes 171,174 VIN: 2FTZX17241
Had to have emergency knee surgery and haven't been able to fix yet but judging by by my replies and fuel trims I think it is gonna be upper intake gaskets, can't wait to fix it. I want to thank everyone for their help...Thanks Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two).
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out
thank you for the input .. the problem didnt happen that often so the customer is going to see if it gets worse and bring it back to me .ps this truck doesnt have front hubs for the 4wheel drive and the bucking happend in both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive ??
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idm codes VIN: 1FDAF56F41
well due to time being a fleet truck we tried another Idm from ford and still same problem others mentioned that the harness or valve cover gaskets could be the cause i had checked all by ohms testing and visual was all good do not believe that is a problem in... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L motor VIN: 1FMDU73E02
thanks to all the replys, water was in cyl and bent rod. piston was hitting crank. thanks again
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GKDT13WXW
This one is fixed and down the road. Found the wire harness rubbing on the front drive shaft, and it was kind of hard to see that until you actually stuck your head right up there in front of it. The one ground wire was broke, repaired the wire and the ga...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L glass latch ajar switch VIN: 3GKGK26U52
Well, today is close out day. I have not gotten this car back in the door but I want to thank you guys for responding. No, it is not fixed but this post ran out of time, sorry guys. Thank you again Sean Blanchard ASE certified technician
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L stereo VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
Everyone was most helpful, including offers to respond personally to e-mails or phone calls. We had given the radio serial number to our local Honda store and they had given us the un-lock code for that serial number. They even offered to try inputting the co...
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
Thanks to all who responded. We found that a factory alternator was the correct fix even though we have changed other honda alternators with aftermarket ones. thanks again. PJ [...]
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35HX5
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cooling Systems
thank for the information. it work out very simple.thank you very much. after follow information. the remove waterpump with 20 degree counterclockwire. it very easy but with a lot careful due to timing cover . and the push stopper pin also work good too., than...
1984 Jeep CJ7 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1JCCM87E6E
thanks for all the help. i took for granted that the "remaned" distributor that was sent to me was a good one. so thats what was the reason that i was running in circles. turns out the pickup coil in the distributor was breaking down after the vehicle warmed u...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L auxiliary coolant pump VIN: 1LNHM87AO1
Well I guess I got lucky too. Thanks all for the responses. ford was absolutely no help on this one. I promise you the documentation is wrong, it actually contradicts itself in 2 different steps on checking for power and grounds. I took a shot like you did ...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2221Y
we have sent the computer out for reflash. I am closing this because the time limit is up but have yet to find a fix. if i can reply after it is closed i will update this after reflash. Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D41
ALTHOUGH MASS AIR FLOW CHECKED GOOD REPLACED IT FIXED PROBLEM. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank2), P0300 (random misfire).
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Temp gauge VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Got a lot of good help on this one, but no luck finding the problem. Verified not actual overheat with scantool and temp gun, replaced sending unit with different brand, replaced wire from sender [...] cluster, replaced pin inside cluster connector c, swapped in...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Radio VIN: 4S4BP611C5
The repair on this vehicle was the installation of an adaptor pigtail which allowed the installation of an aftermarket amplified antenna. The part number for adaptor is 40-SB20 and is listed for 2005 Suburu and later. Thanks to Steve [...] for supplying thi...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L kick down cable VIN: 1NXBR12E7W
Thank you All, David [...] hit the nail on the head with the cracked drive plate. We replaced the drive plate and all is well.If it wasn't for IATN I would quit my day job. Thanks for all the help. Eric
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4T1BF22K2X
Problem solved! Thanks to the 7 replies I had. Most of you doesn't help me with my test, just saying to replace a/c compressor... And you know what? the problem wasn't there. Think to the customer face if I didnt do more test and put a compressor saying every...
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L SRS light VIN: 4T1BK36B15
Gentlemen, I replaced the airbag center sensor assemblie, under the front of the console, and now the SRS light functions properly. Many thanks to those who responded. Special thanks to Brian in New York, Wade in Colorado, Eigil in Ontario, Cheuk [...] in Califo...
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B75
Well the AFR sensor fixed the engine light. The voltage reading (B2S2) stayed a little high on the first test drive after the repair but on the next drive the ft and rear banks started to read equal. We had also replaced the spark plugs which did help a little... Trouble codes: P0138.
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