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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JH4KA9645W
Before and after the code for VSS appeared, the speedometer will sometimes jump up to 120, while going half that, or 80 when going 60. Most of the time it seems to read correctly. The plug connection on the VSS appeared to be green, so we cut it off and solder...
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L navigation VIN: 19UUA569X3
hello all,i have this acura tl that came in as a used car,it still had the previous owners info in it,so i cleared out the info,(reset)now i need the anti-theft code on the nav unit,i called my local acura dealer and they gave me a code of 0140,i have tried th...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L hard start VIN: WAUEA88DXV
This vehicle came in as no start. It had no power to the starter in crank mode. Replaced ignition switch. Still vehicle would not start. But it had power. Replaced starter and vehicle would start, but not well. Tested fuel pressure and found that it had 78 psi... Trouble codes: P0102
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WA1YD54B62
This car had the typical flasher clicking after replacing the hazard flasher relay. So we replaced the directional switch. When we removed the steering wheel, the inner spool of the clock spring came with the steering wheel and coiled wires sprung out. We got ...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L heater controls VIN: WAUJC68E73
where do we go from here? i don't want to tear apart the dashboard to find out what to do. this is the first time i have encountered the electronic heating. we do quite a lot of VW and AUDI work. please help me before i pull out what is left of my hair. thanks...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L drive train VIN: WBABE5328R
thanks in advace to anyone who has any ideas. this vehicle has a vibration on acceleration the harder you accell the more pronounced the vibration. the vibraton only happpens between 22 to 28 mph. the more weight the vehicl is carring the less you feeel the vi...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Timing Chain VIN: BW75465G8J
I want to thank you guys in advance for your help. I am working on a 1996 BMW 740iL. Where i am having problems is in positioning the rigt cylinder head intake sprocket. I found this information on Mitchel's on Demand, but it is still confusing on how to posit...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Wingless Replacement Key Cyl Pins VIN: 1G4CW52K8W
Guys, Thanks for your help. ***. Simple thing - The replacement key cyl is all that GM now offers. No locksmith in Beckley has bit the bullet and bought the high dollar wafers to repin these new replacement lock cyls. Dealer says: I have them. Buy the bag...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L valve covers VIN: 1G6KS52Y4T
Car keeps coming back with leaking valve cover gaskets.It will leak into cylinders or down side of engine front or back.Everytime we have done them they will spring leaks at different area. Car has never overheated , valve covers do not appear warped.Is there ...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCDC14Z1K
first post thanks for looking. 4.3 nightmare,veh towed in complaint of no start shut off .magnets had fell apart and dist was in very bad shape,lack of options replaced with reman aftermarket.first dist, idle very rough but if unplugged timming set conn ran be...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Bearings VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
I owned this vehicle and had bearing pinion noise in the rear diff. I got a used rear end from an acquaintance and found the axle housing was wrong. So I transferred the limited slip differential from the wrong housing to the one in the Blazer. I replaced all ...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1447W
hey guys i got 98 S-10 2.2 with code p0404. I replaced the egr valve and made sure passages were clean. road tested and checked for code and there it was pending code p0404. Road tested again and the engine light came back on.When i tried to actuate the egr va... Trouble codes: P0404
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L fuel gauge,oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GCEK14W9Y
Hello everyone.I've got a 2000 chev silverado 1500.The fuel and oil pressure gauges stay on when the key is off and remove.I am going to change the key lock cylinder because it is hard to turn.Very sticky.When You turn the key on and then back off it takes abo...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L rotors VIN: 2G11WF55K3
vehicle came in with a shake under braking, found front pads worn out,and .005" run-out in ft. rotors .002" run-out on rear rotors. machined 4 rotors replaced ft. pads cleaned and lubed all contact points, flushed and bled system. 600 miles later ft.rotors hav...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WB58K66
This impala came straight from the transmission shop, it has a very bad surge when accelerating. Its starts in about 1500rpm's and will finally smooth out at about 2500 rpm. It can be dupilicated in the shop by power braking in drive or reverse. If you keep th...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56HXY
Hello Group todays problem child has been on the tow truck more than the road Problem occours Extreme Cold 10 Deg or Less NO FUEL at the Fuel Rail Disconnect the line Crank = No Fuel at Supply Line Fuel Pump can be heard running in tank "2225 Milli Amp Draw. V...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L LR Wheel Speed Circuit VIN: 2C4GP74L72
This vehicle came in with an ABS light and codes 14&15. Left rear wheel speed sensor would drop out while driving. Replaced sensor. No change. Replaced Left rear hub. No change. Replaced CAB. No change. Removed interior and inspected wiring harness from wheel ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L instrument cluster, remote keyless entry VIN: 2C8CF68434
Hi Chrysler Guys, We are primarily an import shop but were asked to look at this customer's Pacifica and now need help. The customer states that car was working fine until last week when he found the remote keyless entry did not lock the vehicle after parking...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, P0016 VIN: 2C4GB44RS4
we scoped cam and crankshaft sensors and they are out of phase. has anyone had this problem. it is hard to believe that timing chain jumped. Trouble codes: P0016 (crankshaft timing), P0344 (cam sensor sigal intermittent)
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4FP25B5T
Hi First time i ask for help here. We got that van here, it's one of those rare 2.4l 4cyl engine the engine run on 2 cylinders (1 and 4), the 2 others (2,3) dont spark at all. With my BDM pro I am able to drive the 2 coils KOEO when I put in function the... Trouble codes: P0352 (IGNITION COIL 2 primary)
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B4GP25R8W
Hello all, I have a caravan that is getting realy bad gas milage, yet it runs absolutly fine . There were no codes found. One thing I should mention is that the adl connector has no power to it, but I powered it from the batt. to get data and codes. Would this...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1B3ES47C5X
Check engine light is on, code p1491 present, checked fuses and wires, found green wire just before rad fan relay pigtail, replaced pigtail, activated fan with scanner, no response, tried 2 relays, still not working. Grounds are good, power from fuse to relay,...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L no governor pressure VIN: 2B7JB21Y02
hi fellows thanks in advance for any tip or help you can give me.this car came in with no engagement it has a 518 trans.i overhauled the trans. found the pressure regulator valve stocked i assumed this was the reason for no engagement no other evidence was fou...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Blower,wipers,radio VIN: 1B4GP25R62
Vehicle does have intermittent Code p0725 and is in limp in mode sometimes. However what the customer wants to repair is an intermittent accessory loss. At times the vehicle will have no blower, wipers and radio(maybe more)At times vehicle will have accessorie...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L body seams? VIN: 1D7HW48N75
this is a long story but interesting, so read on. this 05 dakota came in with a water leak. my customer bought it brand new, and soon afterward he started getting water on the front passenger floor. he took it back to the dealer and they said they couldn't fin...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 5.7L starter/ignition VIN: 1D7HU18267
The first thing I'm trying to understand is where the cranking signal from the ignition switch goes. Does it go to the PCM and TIPS modules independently, or does it pass through one to get to the other.
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU15G7F
This vehicle is borderline passing smog. HC and CO are just barley over limt. Cat Converter has been replaced, carb has been overhauled, timing has been verified, no codes in memory, MAP sensor has been substitued with a new one, O2 has been replaced, smoke ch...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25G6L
hey guys, this truck we have in the shop has duel tanks. we put a rear fuel pump in it and after that it started leaking from the front tank. leaks up the fill tube and down the side of the truck. we found it needed a front pump , so we installed it. now it ca...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAPP13J7P
This car came in with customer complaining of a miss at highway speeds after hot. He already replaced the spark plugs, plug wires, coil pack, pcv, air filter, and fuel filter. I drove it to verify concern and after driving about 5 miles at 60-65mph it will sta...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX25F3V
this vehical makes a gronnig noise starting about 30mph and gets louder as speed increases like wheel bearing noise. everything on the front end looks good we replaced carrier bearing as custemer request and checked ujoint. was hoping somebody can point us in ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, stumbles VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
Well techs, time to hit the pro's. hope that you can help. this car came in with a stumble and severe lack of power at light loads. the owner works for a parts house. he had already installed new plugs and O2 sensors. he didn't know about there being 2 upstrea... Trouble codes: P****
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143W
Van was brought in with engine light on and engine had missfire #6 cylinder. We tested plug wires and comfirmed dead wire, so tune up. after tune up van had code 300 multipal cylinder misfire, and cam sensor 340 code, replaced cam sensor and checked all wiring... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor fault), P0300
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
Customer said truck died going down the road. Restarted but had no power. A few miled down the road it started knocking they shut it off and had it towed to me. Longblock installed. Noise is gone but power problem is still there. Crank signal is good, cam sign...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FSW31F02E
Thanks up front for any help. The customer has had this problem for some time now. Every time he brings the truck the symtoms are gone.The truck will run very rough and clear up on its own. Customer said if you turn engine of and restart engine some times it w... Trouble codes: P0733, P1316, P1728 (trans slip error - converter)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L tft sensor VIN: 1FTSF31F02
Hello, This truck came in with a code P0713 and a flashing OD light. It has the 4R100 transmission. When the light comes on the transmission temparature guage goes to cold and the shifts drag out. I have read some posts about wiring trouble due to chaffing and...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
truck is running poorly and we suspect injector issues, we did remove the egr valve which we found stuck closed, we could not make it work untill we cleaned the carbon up. we then reinstalled the egr and cleared all codes. road tested and the only code comming... Trouble codes: U0155 (lost communication with instrument cluster), P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0281 (cyl7 contribution), P0284 (cyl 8 contribution), P0403 (egr circuit malfunction), P0404 (egr performance malfunction)
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L starter
Hello all- I have a 1997 Jimmy, 4WD, 4.3 auto that will not crank. Have checked & confirmed battery ok, starter will crank when pushbutton switch connected to starter solenoid. I have checked crank fuse(ok), seems to have feed from ignition switch, but no sig...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L cranking motor
Hi Duramax specialists, I have a dirt road Duramax with 104,000mi that looks like 400,000mi. The problem is that the engine cranks at any time, with the key in the on position the starter will just engauge and start cranking the engine even when the engine is ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L brake warning light VIN: 1HGEM22911
Brake warning light stays on even when both parking brake sw and brk fluid sensor are disconnected. I think it is a bad multiplex control unit, located in the under-dash fuse box, but I need a second opinion. I removed the connectors that bring both the park b...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, OIL CONTAMINATION VIN: 1HGEM21933
This vehicle was in for a oil change and check engine light. Codes present: P1259 VTEC System Malfunction and all available misfire codes 300, 301, 302, 303, 304. Vehicle ran fairly well. Cleared codes. Data appeared normal at the time. When doing the oil chan...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L fuel VIN: KMACG35C42
customer complains that when pumping fuel no matter where he holds the nozel in the fill neck, the pump clicks off. has anyone seen this before is there something in the way of the fuel entering. thank you for any information you may have.
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Charging system VIN: KMHWF25S92
Hi everyone, This Hyundai came in for check engine light on. We pulled codes and it came up as P0560, battery back up failure. With an ohm meter we found the alternator to be over charging between 14.90v and 15.20v. There was no diagnostic flow chart in Alldat...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Lighting VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with headlamp and brake lamp circuits shorted together. test at bulbs and when the headlamps or brakelamps are on you power at both terminals at light socket. Also when you hit the brakes the front marker lights come on al...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L suspension VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
aloha, we have a rear suspension clunk in this car... i have r&r the strut and dis-assembled with no obvious problem in the tower bush or strut. all suspenion joints appear to be ok. link maybe a little loose. are there any common problems with the rear suspen...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L cruise,horn VIN: IJ4GZ58Y8V
Hi folks,customer brought me a grande cherokee with the horn and the cruise not working.My red brick can command the horn on,as well as make all the relays and solenoids for the cruise activate.The cruise buttons are in the steering wheel,but pushing the on/of...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L starting VIN: SALJY1246V
vehicle was in car wash and died, now it won't restart no fuel pump signal. first you must turn and hold key in start position for 5 or so seconds then iy will crank but no start. we believe this is a security issue but have little information as to what we ca...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BD68SOY
this vehicles power steering system does not have much power assist at lower speeds.It has a variable assist pressure control system but alldata gives only a brief description of how the system operates no diagnostic information at all.Has anyone seen this pro...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BD68SOY
this vehicle came in with abs vsc and trac lights on.we tested for fault codes an came up with c0205,rf speed sensor fault and c1223 abs system fault.we ran the diagnostic test for code c0205 it states if wheel speed sensors match vehicle mph on scanner abs co...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Starting VIN: JAJ591-048
body shop car with side damage. The hybrid system has a code P0A0D HV (high voltage?) interlock cuircuit high. I can't find any referance to a interlock system in the high voltage system. any thoughts? the engine will not start I am assuming because of the cod...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E0T
I am having trouble installing the cam gears on this one after timing chain/guides head gasket replacement. This vehicle came in with several problems. First was a heavy rattling coming from the timing cover area. Second was a rather large coolant leak comin...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J91
Hello everyone, car has no power but if u clear codes it will run fine for a few seconds. my benz software for somereason will not access the pcm on this car. i cant find any info on these codes... i know that the car is only running on 3 cylindes. need some m... Trouble codes: P0250 (catalyst damaging misfire random cylinders), P0252 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 2), P0254 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 4), P0256 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
this vehicle was towed in, died out for customer, when vehicle arrived at shop it started. scan test (modis) coded up Cam Sensor fault, found TSB for fault code pertaining to 2004-2005 models only. I deciced to replace Cam Sensor, after 15min running dies out,... Trouble codes: P2034 (Cam sensor fault)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L servo VIN: 1MZ63593MY
Hey guy's, our asst. manager owns this cougar and the OD servo blows out of it after driving a few miles. We replaced it once thinking it was just a fluke, but on the test drive it happened again in half mile. What cause this , the retainer seats just fine? Th...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4L Transmission VIN: JA3AJ66FD4
Ok I have a good one here I have replaced the mentioned components and I get a squeak type noise not real loud but enough to hear from inside the car if I tough clutch pedal it will go away and I mean touch not depress, like a few pounds of pressure will do it...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Accessories VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
need help!! thanks in advance . car came in with a poor performance complaint with a po100 maf mal. upon pulling car in to the shop removed the key and found dash lights stayed on and fans come high .pulled nbr 2,3 fan relays out dash lights and fans quit runn...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO9Y51
i have this v6 pathfinder it sets a code p0171 sytem too lean bank 1. i put 1 upsterm bank 1 [...] and the light came back on. code sets about once every month or two. i can not find any vacuum leaks or any outher problems. runs and drives fine.
1988 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8L No Start VIN: 2G2AF81W3J
vehical was towed. no start, fires during crank, but does not start. checked fuel pressure 43psi, check spark and that seems good also, put noid light on and durring cranking lights up and fires and as soon as ignition switch goes to run position light goes ou...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW52T7T
ok guy' this thing has pulled my last hair! i will be as brief as possible, yet as accurate as possible. it will not start @ times. it sets code p1629 which is for incorrect password recieved by pcm from ipc. i have checked the passlock cylinder & discovered t... Trouble codes: 1629 (incorect password from ipc to pcm)
1985 Saab 900 2.0L Pressure Plate
I put a new clutch kit Rhino Pac #21-006 and a new slave cylinder, Raybestos # SC37936. Had the flywheel resurfaced too. Works good except that when the pedal is all the way to the floor there is a rubbing/grinding sound. It releases good and grabs good though...
2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK52772
this saturn has intermittent cel. Every time its at the shop it dosent act up. Map and tps code. Have swept tps and map- all looking fine. Only thing it ever does for me is intermittently idle high. When this is happening the tps is at .53v(where it always is ... Trouble codes: P0105, P0122

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1995 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DB8594S
Wow 25 replies, thanks guys, most said distributer and they were right, there were some that said to check main relay which I didn't do as I had the fuel part of it so I ASUMED it was ok, and one said harness rub under intake, that was ok. I did ohm the sensor...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L motor has a ticking noise VIN: WAUJC68E73
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L rev VIN: WBABM3340Y
Transmission needed to be replace. Transmission was defective.
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
Well I ordered all the proper tools for setting the vanos to spec. Took back apart the upper covers bank 1 and 2 used the ohm meter to adjust vanos to left stop, the used the jigs to set the sensor plates all while having the chain trestel on bank 1 to keep te... Trouble codes: P00, 21 (A Camshaft position Timing over advanced or system performance Bank 2), 034 (Launch tool Function Inlet-camshaft control bank 2).
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Engine VIN: 2G4WS52J22
Thanks to everyone for your input on this Buick. Most responses referenced the common failure of the lower intake gaskets. However there were two responses that brought up a possible failure of the tranny cooler. How had I overlooked pulling the tranny dip-...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G1HR54KX5
thanks for all of your help this one is fixed it turns out that if you do open throttle a little it does fire up we did clean throttle body and it still had problem so we looked at iac as paul said and found that it did not open far enough looked like pintle w...
1998 Cadillac civalle 4.6L egnishion switch VIN: 1G6K55441W
thank you all the member of the iatn staff, i changed the egnishion switch.. the problem has been resolved.
1995 Chevrolet C2500 6.5L Starting VIN: 1GCFC24S1S
I went ahead and replaced the injector pump, and the truck is back on the road again. 2 replies said that was what was wrong and they were right.Its a shame that an injector pump on these vehicles can't do better than 40,000 miles. Too much electronics have ru...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 2G1WX12X5V
after reviewing all responses i did do the head gaskets, found a large amt of sediment and head gasket pieces in bottom of block, as well as pieces of silicone gasket maker plugging some of the transfer holes. I figured i had found the problem but was not comp...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L tcc lockup VIN: 1GBFG15R5W
Many thanks to Ed, Tony, and Eric for replying to my post. Thanks Eric for going in depth about the tranny and the Trans Go kit.In the end the fix was the ecm. Here's the good part. The vehicle belonged to a used car lot and they sent us another vehicle to sw...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEK14W2W
thanks to everybody it was the moulde in the dash that was bad .i had 12 volts to the moudle but not out.thanks
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
I ended up changing the dist. due to it having a cracked ear when it came in. It also had a Standard brand cap on it. I do believe that I had either cross fire in the cap or crossed plug wires. I ordered a Richporter Technology new distributor (part # 874183... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307.
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L noise VIN: 1GBFG15RX1
thanks to everone again the reponse was great , we added an oil flush , ran the van hard and changed the oil and filter , not a tick to be heard . and engine seem smoother
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Connecting rods VIN: 2GCEK19V31
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Well the consensus was mostly abuse caused the failure. But thats not the case. (no teen drivers, etc) I was hoping for some type of pattern failure but I guess we just got the short stick. I hope the replacement engi...
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS19W42
Hey guys and girls.We replaced and programed the pcm and all is well.Thanks very much for the help.K.W.
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear turn signals\brake lights VIN: 1GCDM19X35
Thanks again for all 17 replies-I cannot close this with a conclusive "fix" @ this time.Driver is taking to a dealer for them to diagnose.I have the last 2 bulbs that blew in my hand & the glass is black indicating excessive heat and the filment that is blown ...
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B7HB21X7V
Thanks to all who replied to my request for help. Dan in texas, man you were right on the money. I first got a look at the current wave pattern. It was all over the place. thanks to the modis i knew what a good pattern looked like. i recorded the bad wave patt... Trouble codes: P0171 (Exaust system lean).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF236XX
Confirmed that the VP44 Injection Pump had failed. New lift pump was operating correctly but no fuel feeding from injection pump itself. Ordered a new VP44, which by the way I thank the fellow in one of the responses with the website location of a cheaper pr... Trouble codes: P1693 (Companion DTC was set in both the ECM and PCM).
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R1X
Thanks for all help. After installing "updated" dodge timing chain,guides,gears,water pump and cam sensor the vehicle has been starting/running fine. Trouble codes: P1391.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Engine Oil VIN: 2D4GP44L26
Most believe that this is a commonality on these vehicles. No one is really alarmed by the loss of oil. Idling so much is not helpng matters either. So if anything else comes up, will repost. Thank you for all your thoughts on this. M E
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L starter VIN: 2FALP74W3N
Hello All,We got a response telling us which 2 wires to bypass at the safety switch.Car started and ran fine.What we found out was that the harness at the switch has 2 wires for the backup lights reversed,so the power was going directly from the reverse lamp h...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Steering
well as most suggested it was simply excess air in the system needing to be bled out. The pump was still noisy, but most of the Ford pumps are anyway so, I let her go. Thanks all for the help!
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Finally got this truck back to shop. Spoke with customer about how the truck had done since last time in shop. We had hoped it had gotten worse or more frequient but just the opposite.I need to mention most of the replies leaned towards vacumn leak from pcv tu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F82
As most replies suggested this truck should have at least hit on ether. We did finally get the truck started, however we decided that a replacement motor was his best option. We did a compression test to find that 3 cylinders were below 200 the other five top...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP52U73
The vehicle actually have a manual controller(electronic resitor) , dealer sent wrong part, install new controller, okay the module is for automatic a/c system only, chuck from maryland have some gret tips: 1. Monitor the voltage on the O/BK wire at the Blow...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FTNF20L13
After getting more tips, We were told to carefully excamine the wire at the steering column, close to the shiter and found bare wire rubbing right at the shifter. We repaired the wire.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTSW31P94
I did end up checking to see if the Map sensor was working put a little pressure to it to see a change. It was working. I then checked the hose to the sensor also good. Checked the fitting the hose attached to, it was stopped up. Cleaned out the fitting now we...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U64
thanks for all the help however we have checked and double checked this vehicle and ran through all suggestions - we had car for several weeks trying to pinpoint problem with no luck customer decided to pick up vehicle and trade it in - thanks again for the he... Trouble codes: P0306.
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U15
First I would like to thank Ron,David [...] and Ken that took time to read my post and give me the direction to fix this beast. Here is the fix remember the fuel pressure is 55 psi key on engine off as soon as we started it drop to 28 psi.I hooked... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2).
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Battery VIN: 1GKFK16R3X
Vehicle is fixed. Found passenger door ajar switch was turning on. After suspecting that as a possibility, we went around opening and closing all the doors and got the pass. door ajar switch sticking. Thanks for the insight.
2001 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.6L Cuts out, rpm drop no power VIN: 1GTJK39191
thanks to all the members of iATN and also thanks to Albin ,Clyde & Rusty for there time to replie to my post.the first problem i had was the scan tool i was using was giving me my boost readings in either Hg or Kpa readings and after using another scan tool&... Trouble codes: P0234, P0308.
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39V34
Hi iATN, as per my update I'm posting the fix. I did not remove the cylinder heads to repair. We replaced the broken valve springs with the heads on the vehicle. Everything is great now and it runs really well. Thanks again & I must say its awesome that there ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L heater / engine temp VIN: 1GKEK13ZX4
A big thanks to all who responded, especially Bob and Dave and the many other techs that took time to respond! You guys were right! The Bulletin from GM "hit the nail on the head". Sure enough there was no orifice in the radiator nipple, however I did take a ...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Extended Crank Time VIN: 5FNYF18554
Customer seems to be short on cash and is waiting to save a few bucks so that I can diagnose. Thanks to all who helped me get a feel for what may be happening. Two replies that seem to make sense is the FI relay and possible fuel pressure bleed. Like most of y...
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L No Start VIN: NLHCG41F25
thanks for the replies.I had to pay some one to get the pin code .that is the only way in that country.And for the t300 any one can get it legaly in USA yes its apirate machine and can do the job .and the car is starting.
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Radio and A/C VIN: JNKCV51E93
After a lot of time this car came back to me with the draw. Upon checking it out the draw would go away with the radio unplugged. I called the local factory radio shop and the said that it was a common problem that they see all the time. When they took it apar...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L heater core VIN: 1J4FX58S7V
The problem with this jeep was air in the system. radiator was fool and everything worked good Ac, heater, and cooloing system. there was no overheating. I drained radiator and used a airlift tool to refill cooloing system and problem gone...THANKS TO ALL WHO ...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4FX58S6V
Thanks for the help. I recommend to read the responses, there is helpfull information. Another PCM was installed. It seems that the vehicle had been to the dealer for stalling/no start issues and the dealer installed four different PCMs until they found one...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: LJ4GL48K23
I was still unble to duplicate the problem but my gut was telling me crank sensor. i replace the crank sensor with an OE and the customer says he knows that it is fixed. he felt an imediate differrence in the way it started and says it would have acted up by n... Trouble codes: P0725.
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L master cylinder VIN: 1LNLM82W1N
Hey fellas, I fixed this one with the suggestion to replace the brake booster. Test drove and after 57 stops no sticking. Thank you all for the immediate responses. This network rocks!!
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