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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABB2301H
Car started surging at idle a few days ago. I looked through the archives and found a lot of info on what can affect the idle but I did not find any specs for th TPS voltage. Does anyone have this info? No vacuum leaks, won't idle with iac disconnected. Any ot...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans VIN: WBABN33412
Once I clear the trans module immediately I will get a hard code of 34 and 60 once put in drive. I look at data screen and it shows input of [...] celcius. Also shows the shift lever position. won't go more that 1/4 mile without going in failsafe mode. Als...
2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
hi guys i have this 2005 bmw x5 3.0 m53 the truck has no communication can some body email me at [...] or let me no where to get the wiring diagram and the connector for the ecm question if go to the bmw website and buy 24hr would it give me th...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Engine VIN: 2G4WS52J22
This car came into our shop with an appointment to change out the low cooloant level sensor. Upon removing the radiator cap it became obvious that there was a substantial amount of oil in the cooling system. Explains why the level sensor failed! The engine oil...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
This vehicle owner is complaint is that the vehicle will start cold and run rough part of the time. Also the vehicle will start and stall. When the vehicle came in I checked for codes found p0106 map senser voltage. I looked at the freeze frame the code set at... Trouble codes: P0106
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cooling system VIN: 1GCCT14ZOP
Hey fellow Techs. I have never seen anything like this. But hopefully you have. This truck came in with no thermastat, customer took it out. Says will run hot if he leaves it in. He has put two in and we have put two 195 and the last 160.The problem is they wo...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14Z8R
Hi guys, this truck has me pulling my hair out. It came in with a complaint of misfire when wet. I tested coil and cap with water and both were arcing. Replaced and all was good (so I thought). Customer picked it up after it had been sitting in the cold all da...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1WL54T8R
the scanner is showing lt fuel trim at 156 and fuel trim 148 tps .68 iac 18 map 40 kpa, 1.6v seems to run very nice but won,t pass emissions is the fuel trims supposed to be at 128? and are these readings showing a rich mixture?
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GCHC33R1V
customer states that when brake pedal is applied, it goes to the floor and does not return when released. road tested vehicle, verified that brake pedal does go to the floor. vehicle does have some braking, locks up right rear at times. when pedal is released ...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L timing chain VIN: 1GCGK29JXV
This truck appears to need a timing chain and sprockets; the distributor isn't turning. I've received conflicting advice as to whether the valves won't hit the pistons, might hit the pistons, or will definately will hit the pistons. I have customer approval to...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEK14W2W
ok guys i am lost again.customer had truck towed in,crank no will start for a sec. and cut off like injecters shutting down. he said security light stays on all the time.i did relearn and the light stayed on never cut off or blinked no matter how long...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L power condition VIN: 1G1ND52M2W
vehicle has lost power for items run off of ignition power, like blower motor turn signals etc. and it only happens to the cusomer, never in my shop, all i get are the codes, customer complains of no heat and other things related to power loss , all testing of... Trouble codes: B1379, P1602
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNT13SX22
Has a clear #2 misfire at idle (seems ok under load) Replaced original plugs 175k. No change. Checked LTFT -12% Ckecked for CAM counts seems ok I'm not positive how they normaly work this one slowly counts up then starts over (no codes) When cam sensor is disc... Trouble codes: P0302
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL23F65
Hi everyone Vehicle has no ground at vent control wire(white) at vent solenoid. Does have correct control at pcm. Wire goes through electrical center. Wondering if anyone has seen this or if anyone has pinout of electrical center. Alldata isnt much help. Or if... Trouble codes: P0449
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1C4GP54672
tried fixing once, failed customer still say it does it but not very often.
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L Stall VIN: 2B4HB15X6T
Thanks in advance for your assistance. This van came in with intermittent stalling and hesitation(lack of throttle response on acceleration). We could only experience cut-out when slowing down. Basic tests were done. There is P351 trouble code. Can you give us... Trouble codes: P0351
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4FP2538T
This van surges bad at idle & runs very rich when surging is occuring. Vacuum is 19.5, but drops to 15 when surging occurs. Timing advance on scanner jumps to over 100 degrees advance @ times, then surging right after(advance is bouncing all over) - Cam & cran...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L Transmission VIN: 1B3EJ46XXV
This is actually my wifes car, that I got about 3 weeks ago. She was driving it today, about 45mins of drive time, and said the car was going in and out of Drive, then it just reved without moving. She pulled over, shut if off and re-started put it in Drive, a...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L odo/trans VIN: 2P4FP2532W
no odometer/gear indicator all boxed in/trans stuck in second replaced bcm and the [...] code went away still have po500 and now p0734 tcc electrical/ checked all fuses checked wiring so which is more likely the tcm or pcm
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation VIN: 1B7HC16Y8Y
scanner voltage reads 4v for bank1 sensor1 at all times,disconnect sensor check voltage at harness 4v present on sensor signal wire from ecm with key on or engine running,but no check engine light.disconnect ecm voltage returns to 0v.truck hesitates and lays d... Trouble codes: P0132
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R11
This is my first post,so please forgive mistakes, I have here something a little strange,after a good warm up this car will flash an ses for approx 10 secs.,a real kwik little stumble and light goes out,stores no fault codes in any system and continues down th...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L compressor VIN: 1B7GL22XX1
six months ago a/c quit working, compressor clutch coil was shorted. everything worked good until now. there are two trouble codes set in computer (oxygen sensor heater circuit bank one sensor one) and oxygen sensor heater circuit bank one sensor two). the com...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3HD46R82
This intrepid is making me crazy. Last month trans went bad totally. No forward no reverse loud whine from the pump. So we sent it over to the rebuilder. Came back fine it was gone a month and then customer called and said it was stuck in 2nd. Customer took ve...
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B3HD56M12
Had dealership reprograme pcm for TSP 18-042-03 Rough Idle at cold start up. Like to know if pcm was reprogramed. Before I took it in I retrived pcm cal #[...] PCM part # . per ... Trouble codes: P0132 (Bank 1/1 High voltage), P0152 (Bank 2/1 High voltage)
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D7LB31Z33
i hope that someone has seen this before. this van keeps setting cylinder #6 misfire code regardless of what we've done. i believe it to be a vacuum leak we havent found at this point or a possible but not probable valve seat loose and not sealing. i am aware ... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Speedometer VIN: 2B3HD46RX3
speedometer inop VSS sensor producing AC volts Signal wire to cavity 32 on PCM is good ground is good On scan tool no VSS signal however I can see the input signal on scan tool which shares the ground with the output sensor also tested the wire from the PCM to...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L all of electrical VIN: 1B3ES56C34
Hi everybody. I need some help w/ this oddball. Ive got an 04 Neon 2.0l and customer has been complaining of intermittent loss of power while driving. Its been back 4 times now! First time, we drove it for about 30 minutes with no problems, then released it. S...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WD2PD54464
hello everyone thank you for your time spent here tring to help me . this van when cold engine starts end run for about 30 seconds end die after that starts end die rightway unless if i hold the gas pedal pressed
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L starter VIN: 2FALP74W3N
Hello All,Got this Crown Victoria thats giving us a fit.Vehicle came to us to install a used engine,customer locked up the engine in it.We got everthing done and we went to start up the car and when we just put the ignition in RUN position,the starter came on ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Flexplate VIN: 1FAFP36311
Vehicle came in beginning of January with noise that was diagnosed as broken flexplate. We replaced with Motorcraft part. Vehicle came back in yesterday with similar noise that turned out to be a broken flexplate. After first repair vehicles running quality wa...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51432
Trims are maxed out and we found vac leak only at runner shaft seal on front of lower intake manifold. My question is does any one know if the comlete lower must be replaced or can you purchase just the seal for the runner shaft? Thanks for any help you may p... Trouble codes: P0174
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Transfer case. VIN: 1FMYU7UE72
My technitian ran a scan and came up with a P1891 and P1867 code. These codes indicate a "Transfer case contact plate Ground Open" and a "Transfer case contact plate general circuit failure". Alldata is not helping us at this point anyone have any idea what th...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D02
No other DTC's Inadequate information available on 2.3 air induction system. Unclear of IMRC test procedure, location of IMRC components or even where intake runner valves are located. Trouble codes: P1537 (Intake Maniold Runner Control IMRC valve stuck open bank 1)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW12524
hey got this 04 5.4 in the shop truck had code p022 checked out vct solinoid bad replaced started truk ran for about 10 minutes started misfiring bank2 5 =7 there is no code in there now checked coils ijectors plugs fuel all ok but vct still reading cam retard... Trouble codes: P0022
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZK06115
This vehicle has a constant velocity transmision with all wheel drive. The rear axle is locked to the rear drive shaft when wheel slippage is detected under high torque or wheel spin. When accerating hard or when turning hard under moderate acceleration loud c...
1995 Geo Metro 1.0L r/r VIN: 2C1MR2267S
repaet wheel bearing failure in r/r any help??? would be great
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 4 gear VIN: 1HGEJ8244T
Trans was replace with a new used one but the old threw the same codes..replace with new counter shaft sensor, check engine light comes on at about 60 mph it seem when it goes into overdrive tho.. the alternator light flicks at a idle dont no if related tho..c...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56303
We first identified that the fault code was present. Yes. ***. We went looking for any issue that might have come from having the front bumper and radiator replaced. None that could be seen or faulted. Wiring for Oxy sensor is closer to the brake master cyl r... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 Oxy sensor heater circuit)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L heater core VIN: 1J4FX58S7V
i confirmed niose behind dash on passenger side up around where the heater core is. a/c, heater, and cooling system are working good. there is no water on carpet. the niose sounds like water swooshing back and forth . it is worse at really slow speed. and when...
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L harge light VIN: KNAFB121XY
Vehicle came in with complaint of battery and brake warning lights on. Tested alternator, had a bad diode. Replaced alternator with a Reman, now it charges fine, but the lights are still on. Pulled cluster to check printed circuits, appear ok. After spending t...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12451
this vehicle came in for a running rough condition. found codes for all 6 cyls misfires plus random misfires. completely tune up vehicle with plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter and oil change. reset computer and test drove vehicle and everything was fine. c... Trouble codes: P0268, P0303
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Heater
This Land Rover came into my shop with a no heat complaint and after looking it over I decided that the thermostat was to blame as the heater hoses were merely warm to the touch. After changing the thermostat I got hot water under the dash but the ventilation ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108.18-12-
Does anyone know of a retrofit electronic ignition to take the place of the breaker points? These seem to wear rapidly needing frequent adjustment. I don't want to change the entire distributor, but if there is a company that offers the internal components to ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBHA23G7W
Hi everybody, i have this C230 that is giving us hard time to fix it, the engine starts and dies immeditely, we put a new fuel pump the pressure is ok, new air mass sensor, we tried another intake manifold with fuel injector diaghram, we tried another engine a...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
This Altima is driving me crazy. It was towed in as a no-start. Found spark plugs flooded very badly and engine cranked and kicked back like it was out of time. Installed a new set of spark plugs and changed the oil. Vehicle cranked for about 8-10 seconds and ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Temp Guage VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
I hope somebody has come across something like this. I replaced the radiator (due to leakage and erosion), temp switch and coolant sensor. Everything was okay until recently. The temp guage needle flucuates all the time. The needle stays down (below cold) unti...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L block heater VIN: 1G3GR62C5W
Hello all, This '98 Aurora came in for coolant leak repair. Pressure check showed it leaking on the driver's rear of the engine between engine and tranny. Couldn't put eyes directly on the leak but because of the area of the leak I condemmed the water crossov...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L abs VIN: 1GMDX13E4Y
This one has a weird problem phoned GM TAC center as well when the traction controll comes on it applys the brakes hard enough to stop the vehicle if you stay on the gas the vehicle wont move, anyone encounter this? just a shot in the dark the controll valve m...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L fluid level VIN: 1G2NF52E03
I need to do a transmission maintenance service. I cannot find a fill amount or a procedure for checking the trans fluid level except in the owners manual saying to take it to the dealer. Help!!
1994 Saturn SC2 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G8ZG1574R
Hi guys I need help. This car came in it had a leak in the front of the trans manual 5 speed it would still drive fine but leaked out all the fluid. Romoved the trans and found the case was broken. I replaced the trans with one from a salvage yard. put it all ...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
Recurring code P0740, T/C Circuit Malfunction. The convertor will ALWAYS unlock after about one minute of driving. It almost seems to "time out"; speed and load do not seem to be a factor. Vehicle has ben driven with a voltmeter attached to verify that the sig...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L starter VIN: JF1GF4854V
Hi, hope we can get some input on this one. We replaced clutch & flywheel on this vehicle. Customer returned a few weeks later with a noisy starter so we replaced starter with a new one. Still noisy when engaging. Any thoughts on this one?
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L power steering pump VIN: JF1SG69614
hi all, the vehicle came in with a power steering noise only when brought to full lock, left or right does not matter, if you put your hand on the top of the power steering pump you can feel the noise, it is almost like a shudder or a groan, we replaced it wit...
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Starting VIN: 484BP62C75
CUSTOMER STATES: Dash lights come on but makes no sound when key turned to "Start." Tried to jump-start but made no difference. TECHNICIAN STATES: Inspected fusable links (passed). Load tested battery (FAILED). Performed remainder of testing with jumper batte...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4TAVN01D6R
'94 Toyota Pickup: Will not start. Check engine light on dash will not light up until the ECM is grounded; replaced ECM but still no start. There is no spark coming from coil.
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L hvac mode VIN: 4T1BE30K15
alright everybody here we go. we have a 2005 toyota camry that our customer has owned since new and she says that when you put the climate control on bilevel it doesnt put out as much air on the floor as it use to. we have checked this and found that most of t...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Thanks to all who read this. First the background story condensed version. This car was donated to the Teen Challenge Vehicle Donation Program and sold. The car was running ok, but when the customer drove it home it overheated. He took it to another shop. They... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine speed signal a/t controller signal), P1857 (Data bus powertrain missing message from engine controller), P1850 (Load signal error message from engine controller)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Hey folks, I have this beetle here with the 1.8l turbo for a stalling concern , customer says when cold . Last week she came in on the hook and I pulled a P1176 from the pcm . I installed a new post cat sensor , 4 plugs and a oe maf sensor for good measure as ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L no deceleration VIN: WVWDH23B91
Hi guys, I have a Volkswagon Passat with the electronic throttle actuator system, the only trouble code is 16825/p0441 trouble code. The customer was driving down the road, just a few blocks from home, first thing in the morning. She takes her foot off of the ... Trouble codes: P0441
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M95
MIL light on with no driveability concerns. P2564 Turbo boost sensor low. I'm a Ford Tech and know little about VW's. Are there any known issues for this code?? Also where is it located?? Trouble codes: P2564 (Turbo Boost sensor circuit low)

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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L steering, wheel bearing VIN: WBACG8320V
Sorry for late fix update, get busy and forgot Of all things noise was comming from a heat shield for transmission that was hitting front of driveshaft on slight movement of steering wheel. Very odd that the noise transfered as it did but re attached shield an...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Driveshaft VIN: WBAFB33531
The consensus among the replies was that the axle not being properly snapped into the final drive could have caused the failures noted in the original post. The problem at this point is a conflict between the shop and its insurance company and an aftermarket ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63402
Thank to all that who e-mailed me. sorry so late. For the lean code I did find a leak at the oil tube for the oil pan to the intake very hard to find, even after the smoke test, did a tune-up, fuel filter, and inj. ser. Clear all code. Drive cycle, all ran rea... Trouble codes: P0313, P1083, P1085, P0171.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53543
i hate to say it, but i punted this one down the field. i did not get a lot of replies on this one, and, if i understand correctly, the codes i got out of this vehicle are mostly worthless and can be ignored. apparently, some of them were there simply because ...
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, RUNS RICH VIN: 1G4CW54K41
I would like to thank everyone for the great help that I got. As most thought it was a ground or a bad M.A.F. sensor (includes me) I cleaned all the grounds on body and block and tried a new M.A.F. sensor, but none of this fixed the problem. So I looked on the... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf).
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L horns VIN: 1G4CW54K32
thanks for the replies. I was checking connection at back of fues block and checking the wiring from fuse block to firewall short to ground on relay control circuit went away. Horns began working ok. Inspected wiring but did not find short. Customer did not wa...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 7.4L shift solenoid VIN: 1GCDC14NZ1
Found out vehicle pass through connector was updated from a 12 pin to an 11 pin when it was replaced there was originally two ign. powers changed to one ign. power feed, when this repair was done one lead was abandoned way up in the loom. the proper way is to...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Hydraulics VIN: 2G1FP22S0R
The shop that sent this vehicle to us declined our suggested repair. We agree with the many suggestions of replacing the hydraulics with a set up that comes out of the box from General Motors ready to go. We also wanted to remove the bell housing to inspect ...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on, loss communication VIN: 1GCC5144XX
My first mistake was to buy a reman unit against better judgement vehile was hardly worth the money spent the ideas and knowledge from this site are awesome great response. The approach i took was abandon the reman replace with factory ecm program and flash no... Trouble codes: P0405, P0502, P0713, P0753, P0758, P1602.
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E62
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 3GNFK16Z43
Sent to dealer, they claimed that they could not duplicate symptoms, however they did recommend new TAC module. They ended up replacing TAC motor assy and connector,and reurned to customer. Customer said working fine so far. When truck comes back in for regula... Trouble codes: P1518 (TAC Module).
1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L limp mode VIN: 1C4GH54R1P
thank you for all the responses ... we did retreive 2 codes #36 fault immediatly after shift and # 53 gear ratio error in 3rd. next we monitored cvi values and found overdrive @63 ... a bit low. all other clutch volumn index readings are normal ... at idle lr ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L cooling fans inop VIN: 2C8CP64C41
got some helpful info just haven't gotten back to the car . I think i'm going to wire in a ground relay and see if the code goes away ?? if not I'll have to get a ecm .
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG66X4K
Thanks for your help! I fixed this vehicle with a fuel pump. I had checked the fuel pump in the shop while not acting up. Special thanks to anthony from ohio for suggesting pcm was trying to correct for a lean fuel condition. This gave me the idea to get back ...
1990 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1990CUMMIN
thanks everyone for the help actually i just foun out some history on the truck i know the last three owners and the one i bought it from claims he had no problems with it see i just bought this truck a week ago and i found the fuel filter hasn't been changed ...
1999 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B3ES47YXX
We replaced spark plugs again & put in a fuel injector cleaner. It has been 3 weeks & customer hasn't been back. Problem was so intermittant so hopefully this fixed it. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0304-), P0304.
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L front speakers, radio VIN: 1B4GP25302
good suggestions and advise from all and thanks gilbert. went to used parts imporium(junk yard) and borrowed a radio to use as a test unit. all speakers worked with used radio. sending original radio out for repair. thanks again iATN members.
1994 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L power steering VIN: 2E3HD56TOR
Vehicle was brought back into shop and reinspected. Found tie rod end previously installed and adjusted incorrectly(elsewhere) which may have caused intermittent binding. Readjusted tie rod end. Also found slight power steering leak at pump reservoir hose. Rep...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
I have not received an approval to repair the transfer case yet. But after the 8 helpful replies I received I will be taking it apart after approval from customer and checking for those common issues offered by those who replied. I do want to mention that the ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
We received many e-mails regarding poor idle of 98 Ford Explorer. Many of these e-mails stated lower intake manifold may be leaking. We were able to get the Truck repaired--we appreciate the information supplied.
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K94
Thanks for all your help, but this one is down the road. Customer has brought this vehicle back 2 times with what we thought would be fixes based on information from replies. First we ordered in a new Ford IAC by giving them the vin. We recieved a new Ford ...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case clutch VIN: 1GKPT13S72
Most responses mention checking tire sise very carefuly. This unit had new tires of the same size. Checked anyway and are fine. No mention of any known electrical faults. The rebuilder warented the t-case and the customer was warned again about shifting out o...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
thanks for all the replies! this car is fixed and it turns out that the replacement crank sensor was bad. I took everything i put in out, replaced the crank with the original part, then it started right up. I did check the crank signal with a scope on the afte...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rear hatch
customer is on vacation in daytona this is why no vin. several replies mentioned a small access cover about 2x2 on drivers side inside. told customer of this and he was successful and very appreciative to get the hatch opened. id like to take the credit but i ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72341
This one is fixed, and we learned something new on this one. We decided to start with what we knew on this vehicle before searching for a needle in a haystack - the P0650 MIL control code. Thomas removed the instrument cluster to test the wiring between the c... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL control circuit fault).
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224W
The catalytic converter was the problem. We only had a code for Bank 1, even though both cats showed bad with rear oxygen sensors as active as the fronts. Recommendations were to do both cats. The customer chose to only do the one at this time, knowing it r... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVFP80D73
thank you guys for the info, I replaced transmission with used unit. solved problem cost me about 700.00 bucks. the problem was probalbly in valve body. It coud be that the vlave body would warp at time of torquing bolts down.
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L abs VIN: JA3XE74C9N
Well this one is fixed, I dont know exactly what did it. I borrowed a launch scan tool and was unable to comunicate with the abs at all. I was able to get in to everything else. So I suspected a abs ecu. Cleaned grounds and reconnected everything and now it wo...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Vehicle stall once after timing belt but never again with me. We delivered the vehicle to the owner and it has been 2 weeks with no problems so far. I think we might have fixed this one. Thanks again to all the replies. Trouble codes: P0340.
1989 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2FS21E4K
First- thank you to all who replyed! As you could tell, I had gone through the obvious, high age/mileage possibilities with this vehicle. All parts replaced were original, from factory, (except for plugs, wires and filters). The owner understood that many issu... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR error), 34 (map), 43 (ESC Failure Knock Sensor).
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L clutch VIN: 1G2JB1247W
Hi: I end up replaced the reservior and hose assmebly and another new master cylinder. Customer has been driving the car for two weeks now. Thank You for all the helping.
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L hold valve VIN: JF1SG636X5
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN81R3K
well its finally fixed.yes carb. in california and no it doesnt have a mixture control solenoid.on this vehicle oxygen sensor control pulse air system.had checked aap,ebcv eacv.eacv was suspect but in my mind if problem was in air ijection system it would eith... Trouble codes: 25 (lean exhaust), 26 (rich exhaust).
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2SW21M1M
thanks to all that responded. the problem came out to be the throttle body assembly which includes the iac valve, tps. got it from the salvage yard. everything is well now.
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Broken Spark Plug VIN: JT3AC31SXM
Greetings! I tried to take the tube out of the head, but it is not removable in this motor as it is a press fit in the head. This was also a feed back from the local Toyota Dealer that tubes are not removable, which made this job harder. Somehow, I tried to h...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22KXW
had friend at other shop with smoke machine seems that the brake booster is the culprit and if i listen hard enough can notice hissing from it also if i pinched vacuum hose to it the engine rpm went smooth. thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P1349 VIN: 2T1KR32E53
Mark & Joe were most helpful when they recommended plugged oil passages to head, valve train and intake cam VVT sprocket. Thanks guys, there was only a dribble of oil making it to the top. We installed a used motor, no more problems. Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT variable valve timing system fault).
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Variable timing VIN: YV1LZ56D1X
Hi and thank you all. I reset the cam timing 5 times over and still the lite would come back, so O changed the solenoid valve for the VVT and all is well:-) Thanks again George
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D0Y
intercooler hose under car had popped out. reconnected and works.thx very much for the help Trouble codes: P1238.
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