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1997 Acura CL 3.0L abs pump VIN: 19UYA2240V
Here is the story, car went to another shop for a brake job, they sold them new rotors and pads. Customer left and heard noises and for some reason decided to bring it to us. At first look I found the right front wheel loose with a missing lugnut, found the le...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHC130XL
hello group, i need some bmw help once again. i am a honda dealer tech, and am looking at this car for a good customer of ours. at steady cruise, this car will act as if it loses all ignition, for about 1 second and then all is normal. it may go several days ...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Fuel & Speedo VIN: 1X5V149240
Good Morning GM Techs. We Have A 2005 Buick Lesabre Limited That At Times The Speedo Drops Out And Other Times The Fuel Gauge Goes Way Past Full. Owner Brought It By This Morning With The Fuel Gauge Past Full. Installed Tech 2 And No Codes. Did A Gauge Sweep B...
1990 Cadillac Brougham 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G6DW5476L
this thing is weird it will die almost all of the time when put into gear and doesnt matter what gear it is in sometimes it will take a few seconds 10 max the other thing is that it only does it when at operating temp.this symptom was there before these parts ...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
Hey guys I replaced the torgue converter and solenoid in the trans thought I had everything hooked back up I have interior and headlamps but car is dead when I hit the key it does say service theft system, I checked ground on the engine, its tight I did ha...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G1BL52P8S
This engine was installed in this impala ss.The car left here and the customer said that the engine was running fast.Now when the engine is cold it won't idle by itself,but once it is warm it would idle at about 475 rpm.There are no codes in the comp.At idle t...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14V8X
truck came from another shop, they replaced plugs wires coils, still has missfire on cyl 1 and 6 we switched injectors, and replaced intake manifold for gasket prob, still have missfire off idle from 1000 to 1500 high rpm miss goes away and idle doesn't miss h...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L stalls at high rpm VIN: 1GCHG39R8Y
I need help guys! This van came in becuase it wouldn't accelerate on the highway. Initial scan showed a lazy O2 sensor. after replacing, voltage is in range but problem persists. Now everything is scanning in range but while watching live data, I noticed the s...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: GCDM19W8YB
hi guys. this one has got me crazy just like most of them when i come here and post! ha! well it started with the truck intermittently cutting off while driving out of no where but once you stopped it would restart again no problem but it would do this one tim... Trouble codes: P1361, P1626
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L license plate lights VIN: 1GNDS135X2
I have checked the circuit the fuse all seem to be good I have proper voltage. When I replace the bulbs for the license plate lights they work fine for for a wile then in a few weeks to a month or so they both will burn out. Has any body ran into this problem?
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L plugged VIN: 1GCHK24U14
This is my personal truck, bought the truck this way. Catalytic converter is plugged causing the left bank to misfire. Problem is its a california truck and must pass smog. I can't seem to find any aftermarket replacements. Anyone have any ideas for universals...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L transfer cas VIN: 1GCHK29U07
The VIN is from my personel truck with about 15,000 miles. This week I had a 2003 2500HD come in with no 4X4 operation. Took shift motor out and shifted by hand and still no operation of 4X4. Sent to trans shop that I use since it was a mechanical condition. S...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L catalyst monitor VIN: 4C3AU52N8W
we scanned the system did not fine any codes, but we can not get the 02 sensor and catlalyst monter to set.I need HEALP. JAMES. Trouble codes: P0551
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L all gauges/warning lights VIN: 2C8GP46L12
when idling in drive with foot on brake all instrument gauges drop and all warning lights come on,even odometer display goes away,shift to park and all comes back or accelerate and all is ok.replaced ignition switch. car seemed to be fixed but not so,Now it's ...
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Starting VIN: 2B4GH2538S
Dear Members, I have 95 Dodge Caravan electrical problem, Customer was having radio problem time to time, for a while. Then 2 weeks ago engine idle become rough for a day or so, again it clear up all by itself. So it came in my shop to see anything we can do. ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L6T
vehicle has a random misfire on all cylinder during accerlration at about 2000 RPM. Vehicle run smooth at idle. Misfre counts at cylinder 4 has the highest amount of misfire count during observation. No visiable sign of crack at flywheel. Compression is at abo... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF1370V
This is for one of my good customers but something that we typically do not deal with, so at this point I've only done an engine scan and checked for any loose wires or connections at the crank and cam sensor. Hoping someone can at least give me a good startin... Trouble codes: P0320, P1391
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Delayed engagement VIN: 1B7GL2AX4Y
I have a real problem dakota on our hands. It has a code P1793-TRD LINK COMMUNICATION ERROR. This is a current code and comes back as soon as you clear it. The trans is very slow to set in gear, the fluid looks good and the original filters were very clean. It...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L heater temp VIN: 1B3EJ46X91
thanks tech. this car has good heat until you turn on light sw. then i here blend door move it goes to cold air any heads up would nice thanks again
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start, No Spark VIN: 2B4GP44G41
Check for no start condition, fuel pressure is good, injector pulse is good, no spark at any plug wires. crank and cam sensor signals present at PCM pattern look good on scope and are in sync. all power and ground are good at PCM and 12 volts is at ignition co...
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...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7MF33C92
On this vehicle, when you turn the steering wheel the brake pedal physically moves down and the brakes apply. It acts like you have applied the brakes with your foot. It will do this everytime you turn the steering wheel in either direction. It is a hydro-boos...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 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.
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Headlamps VIN: 4E3AK54F7S
This one is driving us crazy.The low beams will stay illuminated continuously.We have pulled the connectors from the Headlamp switch,as well as the headlamp relay.Pulling any and all fuses changes nothing.They will go out when I remove the power window fusible...
1989 Ford F 800 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDNF82K8K
I need a wiring diagram for the fuse box and the fuel pump circuit. Has new pump but blows fuse after 2/3 minutes. Shows constant draw of 25 amps. Had a 20 amp fuse in it. We don't have many of these in the fleet. Local Ford dealer can offer no help. Ford F...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14H8L
Struggling with an idle issue on this F150. When started cold, the engine won't idle unless you keep your foot on the throttle, tries to idle about 200 rpm. After driving a couple of miles, begins to idle normally. Fuel pressure and ignition timing are within ... Trouble codes: 23 (TP/FIPL Sensor out of range), 26 (MAF/TOT Higher or lower than expected), 67 (PNP or Clutch switch circuit failure)
1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U6R
6 months ago we tuned this up and has new plugs,dist cap,rotor,plug wires,fuel filter, pcv. We tried a new coolant sensor, mass air flow, new hall effect switch, and also a rebuilt computer. It will start and die within about 3 seconds. You can keep it running...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Stall VIN: 1STHE24H7T
This van will start then dies afetr about 45-90 seconds, try to restart immediately and it will die immediately. If I wait for several minutes it will again run for 45-90 seonds then die again. I have verified that the fuel pump has pwr and runs and supplies 3...
1997 Ford Probe GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22B1V
this vehicle vehicle seems to be running lean O2 sensors are at o volts @ idle,voltage will rise with propane added.Inspected and smoke tested for vacuum leaks none found,fuel pressure right on specs.road tested and vehicle will run great.we checked archives f... Trouble codes: P1170, P1173, P0134, P0154
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
hi there ford techs.had this one come in today,A bit of a head stratcher.Starts and immediatley dies.Pushed into shop and hookup spark tester.Great spark and now car acts like it wants to run.Disconnect spark tester and car starts and runs fine.Had disconnecte...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L valve train VIN: 1FTYR10C1X
This truck has me knocking my head off. came in due to a MIL on. found had P0301 misfire cylinder#1. scoped ignition and found normal good spark and normal firing voltages and times, nothing abnormal. engine running ok at idle very smooth and drives ok. but wh...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S3Y
first visit. customer arrived with c.e.l on no driveability sypmtoms. retrieved dtc's po174 and po171. lean codes. smoke test found bad pcv hose assembly. replaced. noticed fuel filter old, replace for maintenance reasons being it was related. cleaned mass air... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L flashers VIN: 2FMDA53461
Need help with this one. I have this ford windstar, and the flasher stay on, with key engine on and driving. No trouble codes, replace combo switch and inst. cluster in the dash. Vehicle has never been in accident. The flasher go out only when the inst. cluste...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L passenger window VIN: 1FMDU75E22
vehicle came in with passengers power window inoperative. diagnosed and replaced window motor/regulator assy. === after new motor installed window goes up slow half way then speeds up to close. customer states that before window quit, it operated at faster spe...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L no crank VIN: 1FDR200000
No start. brought in from body shop , attempted theft left lock and cylinder damaged. Now the good stuff!!! key works normally but no start no crank. glow plug lite comes on and turns off like it should fuel pump turns on for a moment but won't crank. looked ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14564
Any ford techs help!!! We got a 2004 ford truck F150 5.4L. Misses under small load at cruise speeds. P0300 code (random misfire). Did fuel pressure tests, appears ok. Scoped the enjectors, scoped primary ignition. Fuel trims +20 majority of the time on both ba... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, allright side misfir VIN: 1FTPX14534
all right side of eng. is dead,has dead cyl.check eng.codes camsensor & eng.misfire check sensor ok.replace spark plugs check ign.coils ok.check injectors ok. removed valve cover on right side check spring on cam sproket check timing chain & guides are ok.did ... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FBNE31L76
This is an odd problem,..the fuse for the brake pressure switch will blow sometimes when just turning the key on,..or just as you get rolling down the highway,..thus rendering the cruise control in-op. Repalced the brake pressure switch with no change. Now,.if...
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Stall VIN: 2C1MR5298V
Vehicle came in with a concern of stalling while turning the wheel. Found no power steering pressure input while turning for the idle up. Four days later located a ps pressure sensor (vintage parts incorporated) after installed now only have ps input at the li...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTEC14W5W
I have just replaced the lower intake manifold gaskets on this engine. I followed the specs to the letter for torque. I used a vacuum and used the plastic discs for cleaning. I am ready to start tear down again if I cannot determine the noise. I believe it is ...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK66U33
Thanks in advance, I have read most of the fix database archives and have checked the grounds (even the difficult to reach left rear head) checked the wiring (espicially the yellow), pin drag tests, scoped TPS's and 5v ref. and ground, even installed a temp. g... Trouble codes: P1516 (Elec. Throttle Mod. VS)
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7654M
I have this accord that is skipping like crazy between 1400-2300 rpm while power braking. So I threw a tune at it! I jumped to the conclusion that it was an ignition misfire Without testing (LAZY! you'd think I'd know better by now). When it was done it still ...
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...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L hesitation VIN: 1HGES26762
this vehicle has an intermittent problem where we think the transmission is taking off in a higher gear. the customer states that when cold, in the twenties, and first take off from a stop, "you have to press the accelerator pedal down, but the vehicle will on...
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N3AA08A35
Hi everybody. I have a QX 56 here for intermittent poor running problem. Will bareley run most of the time, seems to have very weak spark, sometimes no spark at all. Sometimes you can get the truck to bareley idle, but throttle does not respond, and engine sha...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S3V
the main complaint is vehicle will not turn off. If you unplug ignition switch will will die. replaced asd relay seemed to work for about four days and started acting up again. the dash gauges do go dead sometimes. has anyone run across this type of problem be...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GW4854Y
hi i have a 2000 grand cherokee it runs very poorly sounds like it has a race cam then smooths out try to rev it it goes but very slowly skips farts then will smooth out and run on 5 cylinders the voltage gauge does not move off 9 volts although theres is 13.9...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12612
Vehicle came to my shop running poorly, would idle ok when cold but after warm up it would start to miss. On test drive it would not accelerate under hard accel, felt like fuel filter, it would just bog down, had to nurse it back to the shop. it feel like the ...
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L parking brake VIN: 1LNHM86S25
Hello all, I have this 2005 Lincoln LS that while driving the parking brake light will illuminate and the bell rings, when the light turns off and the bell stops the sevice parking brake light will illuminate. I can not find any information in alldata pertaini...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV521XK
This car sets code 3 anywhere from 5 min. to 20 sec. after starting. Verified a good G signal (0 to 5 volt square wave) at the dist and ecm when the cel comes on. Sent ecm into NPC for testing and no problems were found. The tech line said either the G signal ... Trouble codes: 3 (G Signal)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Heat VIN: WDBHA22EXS
No heat. Vent temp @ idle only reaches 95 deg. F. in shop and only gets luke warm at best when it's 15 degrees outside. The auxillary coolant pump has power & ground with ignion on, but no sound can be heard from pump with stethoscope. (I think the pump is bad...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L alternator VIN: WDBPJ78J82
I am replacing alternator on this vehicle it is only available at dealer for wholesale cost of 888.00 reman. My labor guide is incorrect their is no wat this whole assembly can be replaced in 1 hour does any know what the easiest install is and the proper char...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering VIN: WMWRC33483
Any Mini Cooper techs?? We got this car in with no power steering (electric ps) and we were able to find a wiring diagram on Mitchell. But we dont know what voltage we should be seing on the yellow wire to the steering control unit and the voilet/wht wire to t...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Surge, Misfire
Howdy everyone. What I have here is a 2000 Nissan Frontier 4-door 4 wheel drive pickup with the 3.3L V6 engine. Truck runs smooth like a brand new truck until it reaches operating temperature. When it does reach operating temperature, it surges bad and almost ...
2007 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L power window VIN: 1234EDS789
hi techs, i have an 07 Nissan Altima. when i turn the key off and open the door the drivers front and passenger front windows go down. is there a reset button on the motor? i cant find the info in alldata and the local nissian dealer is no help. thanx george
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L front end VIN: 1G3NL12TXC
Car came in with a clicking noise in the front end while turning to the right. Of course I thought drive axles. I have gone crazy trying to identify this noise and I am at the end of my rope. The noise is coming out of the front end and it sound like both left...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L idiot lights VIN: 1GHDX13E8Y
vehicle came in with noisy lf hub, no speed sensor signal. Replaced the hub unit, now it has good speed signal from all four wheels. The SERVICE TRAC CONTROL, ABS, and TRAC OFF lights are on most of the time. Scanned, and found code PO1218 (short to battery). ...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NK52F72
Hello, thanks for reading. Im have adopted this olds. Originally had a melted cat due to leaking fuel press. reg. Now has returned with a 420 cat eff. code. An aftermarket cat was installed. We have a different cat coming. I talked to walker tech line and they... Trouble codes: 420 (cat eff.)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L abs lamp VIN: 1G3NL52F22
about 1 month later vehicle returned to shop w/anti lock lamp lit again. scanned same code as before.replaced hub w a/c delco part. appeared fixed again returned to customer. car has been back on monthy basis ever since. performed pinpoint diag on rf wheel spe...
1981 Other European DMC12 2.8L Fan Fail VIN: SCEDT226TO
Fans / fan operation work properly and really no other problems EXCEPT seems that when AC compressor comes on "Fan Fail" lamp comes on / off with the cycling clutch, Owner supplied a correction part from an outfit to correct this problem --It was a plug with 2...

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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
thank you guys for helping me fix the truck the problem was the ecm thank yous again
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Wingless Replacement Key Cyl Pins VIN: 1G4CW52K8W
Our local area region as 1 salvage yard ... and not current with anything close to this vehicle. Buying salvage yard parts is not hardly ever a good choice for us. We are the county seat. But still relatively low numbers of population and vehicles in salva...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6K554Y8X
This caddy is out the door, it does look hard and I didn't think I would ever do one but it wasn't bad at all. I just put a engine in a 96 chevy beretta 3.1 and I don't know that the caddy wasn't easier. Out the bottom and changed over the regular acessories,...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2G1WL54R3L
Thanks to everyone who responded with help. I tested that @#$% purple wire from the gas tank connector to the connector on the IP. on continuity scale got a reading of 0.578 K ohms. Not very high so I thought I'd see if the %$#@ purple wire will flow amps. Pu...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L pinging VIN: 1GCFK29K5S
sorry it took so long to get back to everyone.i tested egr and soleniod and they are both working and ports are clear.this style egr really does need to have the back pressure from the converter.i restricted the tailpipe and no more pinging.thanks to everyone ...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L odometer VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
Thanks for all the feedback. I priced a new cluster at the dealership and it was about $600.00. With the advice of one member who suggested a speedometer shop in my area, I will now be able to have it repaired for about a third of the dealership cost. Thanks a...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC5244W
Well, unfortunately I have to close post this without a resolution. I tried an new EGR valve on the vehicle, because I didn't have a signal return output to the PCM. (5v reference was good, as were both grounds). I was thinking that this system was being disab... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR system).
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03E7X
I apologize for taking so long to reply. the owner needed his vehicle back,so we had to button it up and return it back to the customer. I'm still waiting for him to return. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L rear wheel speed sensor, abs module VIN: IGAHG39R42
After re checking all the wiring and sensors and putting two used ECBM in the van we got a new one from the dealer. The ABS light stayed out and no codes came back. Wanted to send to the dealer to get the tire size calibrated but the customer was being a dif...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Horn, Alarm VIN: 2C8GP54L51
Thanks for the replies. We ended sending it to the dealer. They had to replace the PCM (it was whacked out)That fixed the speedo. They had to replace the IPC Block and FUse/Relay Module under the hood (it had some burnt spots) They could wiggle the relays and ...
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4FP25B5T
Tanks every one for help!! I check back the CMP and CKP signal and the timing and signal was ok. so A blue streak rebuilt PCM fix that van, I reprogram it with the iflash and it's like brand new. I also replace the coil pack because there was, like a high v... Trouble codes: P0352 (IGNITION COIL 2 primary).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation VIN: 1B7HC16Y8Y
This truck is fixed,the 4v on the o2 signal wire is a reference voltage supplied by the ecm and is supposed to be there.the fix was to replace the upstream o2 sensor.it was causing a lean condition which gave us the hesitation,just a foot note this truck has o... Trouble codes: P0132.
2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Starting VIN: 1B4HS28Z21
1998 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AL54F4W
Thank you everyone who offered help. Ended up finding the fuel pressure regulator was stuck partially closed, causing it to flood out. The fuel pressure was 48 psi before replacement & 35 psi after regulator replacement.
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU15G7F
Thanks to all that have replied. Jim [...] hit the nail on the head. The high voltage on the O2 circuit was due to a disconnected ground wire that serves as the ground for the O2. I found and checked three of the grounds to the PCM but missed this on. I alw...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTCR10A35
Thanks for everyone's help. We've tried all your suggestions and also tried replacing the sending unit and 3 different speedo head units - still not working. The customer has decided that he doesn't really care if it's working so he has picked his vehicle up...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
lower intake manifold gasket was leaking , replaced it and vehicle is fine , thanks for all the replies and input Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission light flashing VIN: 1FAFP5321Y
thanks to all it seem my worst fears are realized pull it rebuild it jasper is my next call
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power VIN: 1FAFP53271
Ok guys, sorry to take so long to close this post. I did check the MAF, and that was as clean as it could have been. I did a little more testing and found the fuel pump was the culprit on this car. The customer declined the work though, due to a lack of fun... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FDWF36L33
thank you to all that replied... it was the overdrive switch that was shorting on the collumn... i am considering this one fixed... it still amazes me that it took out the cluster and the fuse block before i could find it... thanks again iatn for all of your h...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50442
Replaced the intake manifold with new updated bolts. Thanks for everyones help. IATN came thru again. Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L tow/haul light flashing VIN: 1FDAF57P64
Sorry for the late posting:I forgot to mention that I also had a p0791 initially(intermediate shaft speed sensor code because it did not reset right away). Roger from Michigan was right about bad info from scanner. I rechecked w/my other genysis w/the later ...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19R8V
The techs that told me that I was checking the wrong O2 were correct - the best help was the reference to the bullitin refering to the confusion of O2 locations - I guess never assume -- after replacing the correct O2 everything was fine Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 Heater Inactive).
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L signal,headlites VIN: 1GTHK29V65
thanks to 6 good replies i received all were helpful.what i ended up finding was broken ground wires at left front corner of the radiator support.g100 in wiring schematic.thanks again to those who replied greatly appreciated.iatn is a huge help to the industry...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5634T
Group, Thanks for all the great and quick replies. I went back to the start and checked over all the work that had been done and found that indeed the vacumn lines were crossed on the left front strut tower.They had crossed these when replacing the fuel filter...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCG66061
hi all, i have not gotten this vehicle back to fix. most replies refer to cleaning the injectors and checking fuel trims, which i did'nt have time to check . the car is my neighbors and he says it runs fine, but it still bugs me as i have'nt had a honda do thi...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L parking lites VIN: 2HKRL18902
well guys i got stupid on this one dash lites were also on same fuse with trying to inspect cust car while they wait i hit dash and it blew fuse took out cluster found wire rubbing screw someone had been in there before thanks for your time and in put i scr...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Charging system VIN: KMHWF25S92
Thanks to all that replied, Richard and Brown your help was what fixed it. It was the battery backup power supply and had nothing to do with the alternator overcharging. We found that at the pcm we only had 2.1v at the back up power supply, but at the fuse box...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
Thank's to all, We had the ECM rebuilt,it had two burn't chips they sent back an ECM ,but not the original, which locked us out. Towed car to Dealer, said they could not unlock "nats'. I called, got the original ECM repair ed and sent to me, we took it ... Trouble codes: P1320.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Lighting VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
Thanks for the help. Had to remove the rear gate to get at the drivers side brake light and somebody had installed a 1156 bulb in it and it was bridging the circuit. Replaced bulb and all is well.Mike P
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CK58W81
Thank you all for your input, the vehicle was in this week on Monday. Last Friday an Isuzu tech from our local Isuzu Dealer returned my call. He said "He's quite familiar with this problem and that there is no TSB's for the ECBM or rear WHL SPD sensor; they we...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Alternator (?) VIN: SAJNX2346R
Thanks to all who wrote back. The first reply was the right one this time, - the vibration damper had come loose & needed to be re-vulcanized. Not an 'electrical' issue at all. The car is gone, since day before yesterday, just remember, look for the simple stu...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJA723X2
Thanks to all that had time to respond. New injector orings and rubber return line under intake sealed this thing up. Took just a little heat from the choke tester and gas started to leak out of return line and #1 & #2 injector orings. Took a few days to g...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BD68SOY
the fix on this vehicle was to replace the front lower ball joints,left lower joint was so bad it separated,right was very loose.we have not seen this before on one of these vehicles.the vehicle mileage was low so we will be checking ball joints more closely.t...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2216V
Thank you for all your help, I now have a better understanding of how this system works. Basically, there is a syphon hose from one side to the other and it uses the return fuel to create a vortex to start the syphoning. I checked the system out and could fin...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBED90E5P
Dear Fellow techs after reading all the replys I discussed them with my customer and decided that there was to much risk to try to change over. The block would probaly bolt up but fuel system and oil pan are totaly different.Given enough time and money it migh...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drivetrain VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
I went back and replaced transfer case chain.Noise gone. Evidently there was enough slack that chain would jump on sprockets.No appreciable wear observed in sprockets/gears. O.E. wanted $610.00 for chain set with gears, chain not sold seperatley.Found new chai...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J31
Unfortunately, the customer had to take this car and has not brought it back. I had already checked all of the suggestions from posts, except for the sensor rotor adaptation. If he comes back, I would get this done, I cannot do it myself. Thanks to all who po... Trouble codes: P2043, P2049, P204D, P2017, P2086.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L air ride VIN: 4JGBB75E16
Sorry i havent closed this earlier,it went to the dealer,it was under warranty,i think michael from florida got it right,Don and Randy both had good advice.asked customer to let me know what fix was and ill update,thanks for help,very bizey,
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Accessories VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
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