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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63V32
I normally do not work on Audi's. This car belongs to a friend of mine and I would like to steer him in the right direction. When you are slowing down the car feels like it downshifts too early. Almost like a manual transmission when you down shift to early a...
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...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE6316P
We recently replaced the head gasket on this car and have had a check engine light ever since. ALLDATA provides a procedure to manually pull DTC'S (GOING WOT FIVE TIMES IN FIVE SECONDS IN RUN) hovever the check light did not flash. We do not have access to a B...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L transmission VIN: WBAGD4327R
Vehichle at times will bang 3rd or 4th gear. This is about evry 100 shifts. Changed valvebody with rebuilt component. Did not change a thing. No codes and all my line pressure readings appear to be in spec. Vibration from about 1600 rpm thru about 3500 rpm. Al...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L conv. top VIN: 4USBT33463
we have this z4 in and the top is closed. when we hit the open button, you can hear the front latches try to open and then stops. I have read in the archives about tops that are open and how to close them manually but nothing about opening one that is closed. ...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 1G6EL1291P
This cadillac will intermittantly on start up backfire very badly. When it does that it will misfire severly until the engine is shut down and restarted. It seems to do this more after a hot soak. I have only got it to act up once. The fuel pressure holds well...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G1JC1247T
We have a tow in no crank no start,theft light on all the time.We are trying to bypass the passlock,Does anyone know what resistance value we can use.We want to solder in a resistor so we can avoid replaceing the ign lock cyl.I have not been able to find this ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK14M6W
This truck when ambient temperature is cold below -2 degrees celsius it will hesitate really bad. When I picked the truck up the other day it stalled twice just trying to get across the road. If you accelerate really slow it will take it but very slow. At high...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L radio VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
i have a radio that is locked up. i pulled the 2 three digit codes from the radio. they are 002 and 008. can anybody help with the unlock code? thanks, pat
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GNEK13T51
Hello Techs. I have this 01 tahoe in here with a service 4x4 lite on and no 4x4. I checked it for codes and found code C0387 unable to perform shift. I cleared all codes and tryed to recheck but the code will not clear. I ran the diagnostics as per alldata and...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Cuts out, blows fuse VIN: 1GCFG25MU2
Hi: This van keeps blowing ECM fuse B . We have checked the wiring from the fuse box to the fuel pump and it is fine. We removed the ECU and removed the case and it's internals are spotlessly clean. We checked fuse pump draw and it was 10 amps. We replaced th...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Automatic Tranmission VIN: 1GNEC13ZX3
Hello: This has been a problem with this vehicle since it was driven off the lot. After Vehicle is up to operating Temp. and you are stopped at a red light then try to drive away it's like the vehicle is still in 4th gear. It will rev, then a hard clunk and do...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3C8FY8G93T
Thanks to everyone in advance. I have this PT Cruiser Turbo with a miss on cyl. #4. Swapped plug & wire, still missing. Pulled plenum & changed #4 injector. Car ran great for about 10 minutes. Now it is showing a miss on cyl#4 again. The strange thing is that ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF26C7S
I have owned this 95 Dodge Cummins since new, and it now has only 55k miles on it, and has developed a very strange, but intermittent problem: After driving at least a half hour or so, it will sometimes lose power, and act like it is starving for fuel. If you...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L upshift VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
Customer complaint-engine dies at times worse when warm. We were only able to duplicate the problem one time (the first test dirve with the customer, with no scanner). It seemed to shift into a higher gear (3rd or 4th) at a very slow speed (less than 15 MPH) a...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF2360X
cust. states while driving truck will intermittenly loose power. cust. states will not rev up. unless putting in neutral and goosing the throttle, then it will start working properly. always seems to happen on freeway. only codes are p1693 and p0216. i know wh... Trouble codes: P1693 (dtc in ecm), P0216 (injection pump timing)
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L upshift VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
has reverse , wont shift. we have looked in the IATN arhcives,found little info , we have replaced the 2 speed sensors, ignition switch, checked connections in trans harness, checked fuses & relays,replaced trans range sensor,filter kit, We dont have alldata o...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2B8GP44371
This vehicle came with a surge and very unstable idle. It had never had a tune-up so we replaced the plugs and wires. It also had a Po601 code so we replaced the pcm and had it reflashed at a local dealership. The b1s1 o2 was replaced as well. After these repa... Trouble codes: P0601, P0134, P0135
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Fuel gage VIN: 1FTDF15YXH
Hello fellow Aitn members i am have had this vehicle in my shop for a week and continue having problems... can anyone help?... The Fuel sending unit is shifting back and forth when vehicle is moving/ driving especially when coming to a stop. Both sending units...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L intake gasket VIN: 1FMDV34X9R
Hello, need some info from the ford techs. I had this explorer in the shop 3500 miles ago for external oil leak. Intake gasket, v/c gasket and related upper plentum gaskets were replaced. Advised customer after work and test drive still had oil seep from drive...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L speedometer VIN: 1FTEF14Y0T
Vehicle tests ok and speedometer works correctly whenever it has been diagnosed. Customer states that the problem only seems to occur after vehicle is fully warmed-up and driven for an extended period of time. No codes have been present. We are having a hard t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no 1st gear VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
When the truck parked for a while in a position where the rear of the truck is lower than the front of the truck there will be no forward gear engagement for a while. When it finally engages it feels like it slams into gear. Reverse works fine in this situatio...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
custumer says it will die while driving down the road. Found exaust back presure code p0470 and kam code P0603 in memory. Cleared codes and p0603 didn't reset checked all batt cable conections all are fine. have put alot of miles on this thing without problem ... Trouble codes: P0603 (Kam circut fault), P0470 (exuast back pressure sensor circut fault)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1134X
thanks in advance for your help. this vehicle came in vibrating, running a little rough and had code p1381- (vct overadvanced bank 1) knowing common problem with timing belt on this vehicle causing these symptoms pulled covers off and found plastic part of ten... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08L1Y
Hello, I have this truck that seems to have a misfire but sets no codes. I am trying to use mode $6 but cannot find the test number in mode $6. Any help would be great.
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W44
This vehicle has been haunting me for a week now. I don't have much to go on. All I know is that my Snap-on scanner will not communicate with this truck. On vehicle side or ob2 side, says No communication with vehicle. I have checked all the fuses which are in...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGEJ82414
have a 99 civic coupe that has a very low idle. sitting at light idle will drop to about 200 rpm. on rare occasions vehicle will stall, but will start back up. any help would be appreciated. no cel light. thanx
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L lights VIN: 9984567890
Car presents with normal lighting until it sits overnight in the cold. Then after startup, ALL lights pulsate until the vehicle warms up. Alternator has been replaced... Help! If only it was a vette!
2000 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G4Y
hey guys, customer brought her car to us with the mil lamp on. the code was p1128. the car has no running issue. i cleared the code, and drove the car, and the light came right back on. the car runs fine. cant find anything that is not out of range or not nor... Trouble codes: P1128 (air fuel controll system)
1995 Infiniti G20 2.0L engine compression VIN: JNKCP01D7S
looking for some help here, this infiniti g20 came into us as a no start condition. the lady said the day before it ran fine, she went home and parked it. the very next day when she went to start the car it would not start. so we checked it out, it has fuel an...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L abs VIN: JNKBF01A82
Mixed information. abs and slip warning lights on. scan with solis shows code 15- r/f abs solonoid open. alldata shows code 15 to be brake light switch.. dealer does not stock anything and I have no other info. code will not clear. thanks for any help. Jim.
2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Maint. reminder VIN: JNRAS08W28
Greetings all, I had this 2008 Infinity FX35 in for service on Saturday and am trying to reset the maintenance indicator, which is part of the navigation system. Mitchell only goes to 2005 and while the screens look the same, this system is not responding to t...
1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Mechanical
Hi every one, i have this nicely restored 1968 E-type Jaguar 4.2 roadster that i got from a fried with the complaint that it was overheating and he gave it to some one who messed up the engine, a bit vague but thats what i was told. i got it started and it had...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L ignition VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0W
vehicle stay`s running with ignition off. disconnect ignition switch. no change. found pcm and bcm are showing ignition on. fuse #14 in under hood fuse box will kill motor when pulled. fuse is marked abs valve. mitchell wiring show`s that fuse goe`s to abs mod...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Stall VIN: KNDUP13102
Customer complaint is stall when stopping at the signal. The check engine sign does not come on yet. Idle condition is not so bad. Idle drops to 670rpm. However the idle specification is 600-800 rpm. What should I approach first to save time? I hope to meet th...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH22F8T
vehicle also has had injectors rebuilt,radiator replaced,speed cam and crank sensors ok,cam timing on the money reluctor good, installed properly, no scratches and sometimes engine runs perfect...??? fuel pressures ok so please help, keeps setting all 8 miss... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110, P0120, P0300, P3013
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224T
This is my first time posting for help. Thanks in advance. This vehicle's history starts out with the customer purchasing it with known head gasket problems. They payed a "shade tree" mechanic to repair it. After the "repair" the vehicle has had the following ...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
Hello, I am in need of some help with this Mazda Millenia. The problem with this car only occurs when it gets hot. The original complaint was, after driving 15-20 miles the engine would stumble when you accelerated during a curise. Customer stated that problem...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L timing chain VIN: WDBCA35D46
hello mercedes techs i am replacing valve cover gaskets and resealing transmission, while i had the v/c off i noticed that there was a lot of slop (squeezed 3 links together)car has 85k miles and does not run bad at all. my first question is is that normal or ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L hvac VIN: WDBBA48D3J
heat stops blowing hot when driving car. pull over and cut car off a second and then start back up; blows hot. then drive down the road blow cold
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, lack of boost/power VIN: WDBKK47F0W
my message is in the related history aera above sorry Trouble codes: P0806
2002 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L vcr/radio VIN: 4N2ZN17T52
vcr/radio will not power on. had vcr looked at. no problem found. had radio looked at and no problem found. when installing movie inside vcr, radio does not switch over to vcr, stays in radio mode.
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AM5137H
This car has been a real problem child. Vehicle first came in with 2 codes, one for t.p.s. and one for egr. Tested and replaced tps and tps code went away. Now onto the problem. E.G.R. valve is good and working fine. replaced egr soleniod with 3 different good... Trouble codes: 32 (e.g.r)
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on, no link with ecm VIN: 1G2HX52L8R
fist off thanks in advance for any help on this one. i am not the wiring guru to say the least. i know there has to be a bad connection between the obd link and the ecm because my code reader will not interface. this is where i need help. this car will set a c...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX54K12
This vehicle has excessively high oil pressure. Instrument panel gage pegs at 120 PSI. Owner brought it in today for regular service and complained that it used a quart of oil in the last 5000 miles, which it never has. So, I believe the high oil pressure indi...
1971 Porsche 912 3.6L 3-4 Shift VIN: 9126001351
This is a 912, but updated with 3.6 turbo and 6 speed trans. Replaced all syncro rings and evn lapped them in. Now 3rd gear rakes alot and 4th gear rakes a little bit. Upon dissasembly, everything looks good? Any Ideas?
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P0411 VIN: YS3FB49S13
Hello all - this 2003 9-3 Sport Sedan (the very year and model hammered in the latest Consumer Reports) failed our state's OBD-2 emissions test for an MIL with code P0411. My SAAB Tech-2 (w/CandiBox) tells me this code refers to the S.A.I. air injection system... Trouble codes: P0411 (S.A.I. Air pump System)
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S5S
The O2 heater codes set with the 2nd ignition cycle. I can monitor the circuit, there is voltage there. THe computer momentarily grounds the wires out. Then the codes set. The dealer said he needs a computer, but a used computer sets the same codes. The heater... Trouble codes: P0141, P0135, P0773
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L cruise control VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
my relatives cruise has a code 12 for actuator or magnet short or open.testing info is very limited.all tested ok so i traded the actuator and the cruise module with known working pieces from my car.still doesnt work.all fuses and brake switch are also...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L solar sensor VIN: JTEBT14R83
Vehicle came in because A/C light was flashing. Ran the self diag and found code 21; solar sensor circuit(passenger side). This vehicle is not equipped with a pass. side sensor. All info I find shows 1 sensor for the "SR5" and 2 for the "Limited". It even has ...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L cannot fill gas tank VIN: JTDKB20U05
This car must be filled very slowly. I currently have the filler neck off the car and all 4 lines are clear. I also have the fuel tank out and all vent lines are clear and the vent valves are open. I removed the vent line from the tank so the tank is open to t...
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L Clutch
Looking for help here. We have no reference info and I have never worked on one of these. I need to know how to replace the clutch. Does engine only come out or does engine/trans come out. Also, are there any surprises awaiting me? Pertinent torque specs would...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L Misfire VIN: WV2EE079SH
Well this eurovan just refuses to run right came in about a month ago was only hitting on 4 out of 5. #5 cyl was dead. ck'ed compression, spark, and installed new plug all tested ok but still no power out of #5. They picked up van to use for a few days and it ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L turn signal fuse VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Hello V-Dub gurus! Ive got this 99 Jetta that came in with the customer complaint of the turn signals being inop along with fuse for the turn signals blowing after dring it for a while. When it came in last week we recommended the turn signal switch to start w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L battery going dead VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
Hopefully a VW tech can help me with this one, cause I've definitely wasted enough time on it! Has an intermittent amp draw. After searching IATN I found the proceedure for figuring out which door component is causing the GEM-like module to stay active. First...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V51
I'm feeling like 'Jerry's Kid' but I just don't get this. Please help the handicapped! So this Cabrio has a large evap leak code. I put on a known good gas cap off my car, see if the canister purge valve is in backwards or if someone has left that little hose...
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 9BWGL61J95
Hi there, This little Golf runs terrible for about 2-3 minutes when it is started from cold. IT starts OK but runs richer & richer (smokes out the tail pipe) then tries to correct itself, starts hunting & has no power at all. Injector on time will rack back &...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: YV1LS5509P
after replacing the #1 injector car had no start condition. checked mfi for codes none. checked icm for codes found cam sensor code, this was intermittent (corroded cam sensor plug)and not current problem because there was always spark present. problem is inje... Trouble codes: 314
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L cam timing VIN: YV1VS2553Y
hello to all, i have a 2000 volvo s40 1.9 turbo, i am looking for tools to realign camshafts and lock crankshaft when installing cam timing belt, any help would be greatly appreciated. dealer offered no help in locating them. jeff [...] clayton valley auto...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L seat belt buckle VIN: YV1RS58D72
hi i need some help with this volvo it has a air bag service message in the information center and lighting up the red triangle in center of dash i pulled codes using the geniess with euro software and got code 00D0 seat belt buckle driver i have no info in al...

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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5322R
General consensus was problems with idle air hose breakage. We replaced that hose on our original service and subsequently could not verify any other hose issues. We replaced and tested all other parts suggested (mass air flow, throttle cleaning, etc.) but wi...
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: 1G6EL12Y5W
Thanks you for all the posts, it turned out to be the remand master cylinder was defective. Replaced it with a new master cylinder. Everything is just find. Thanks to everyone
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1WL54T8R
Thanks to everyone who responded on this vehical. Timothy from Wisconsin was on the money. Blair from missouri wrote me a book with all kinds of great information. the fix on this was the NEW injectors were defective. what we did was to clean the junk out of t...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G1BL52P8S
Thanks guys.Those of you that said the iac was the problem were right.I took it off and used my finger to control the air and it ran better.Thanks for the help.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire
thanks for all the replies two of u suggested injectors,that was the problem.Strange the old motor didnt have a missfire but maybe during dissassemle and reassemble we did something to no1 and 5 truck runs great now thanks iatn.
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1447W
Hey guys just wanted to say thanks for all the help !!! Everybody was all over it . The red wire from the pcm ( ignition feed wire ) Was semi- broke inside the connector at the egr valve. Repaired the wire inside the connnector and all is good . hopefully the... Trouble codes: P0404.
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBKC34J3W
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L ecm1 fuse VIN: 3GNEC16RXX
hello iATN, after reading many of your helpful emails i decided to check the injectors again. even though they all ohmed out the same one of them DID have continuity to ground!! I could not replace just one injector believe it or not because this vehicle h...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3Y
Thanks for all the replies. I ve heard of installing the valves backwards so I checked that and tried a dealer part just for good measure. Nothing changed. Some years of this truck have a TSB that suggests reflashing the PCM. Not having the ability to do thi... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed position).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V13
techs: the response to this help request was great, most all the replies were rite on . the fix ended up to be broken wire ground next to evap vent solonoid above frame rail between cab + bed drivers side . the replacement parts are new canister, evap solonoi...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L plugged VIN: 1GCHK24U14
I replaced the entire exhaust from front to back with a system removed from a 2005 with 40,000 miles. Used parts cost 560.88 vs. 1800.00
2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L all lights VIN: 2C3HD46R22
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1B3ES47C5X
Vehicle was in car accident before I had a chance to fix this. Thanks to all who sent me and email, I believe it is a PCM problem. It may be back after the body shop is done with it. Thanks, Steve
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7MF33C92
Thanks to Paul from New York, Steven from Georga , Dan from Ohio and Roger from Michigan, They all said the Hydro Boost unit was the fault. After thinking about it, I agreed with the hydro boost being the only thing that could cause this problem ,sometimes it ...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L engine VIN: 1FTCR1OAOM
ranger is gone thanks guys it was a bad crank senser. thanks for the help john.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
thanks for everyone simplifying this system for me, I rechecked the power and the ground signals and found no ground checked the pins at the pcm and found the pcm was not completeing the ground. customer told me he wanted the dealer to repair so it went to the... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap system purge control valve fault).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FTNX21S4X
I'd like to thank everyone who replied to this, basically what I found is that Ford switched to the three valve heads for 2005, but never addressed the problem on 2004 and earlier vehicles. A couple of people mentioned that the 2005 and newer engines don't bl...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F8X
sorry it was 5&8 cyl. tried 1 vc gasket&harness didn,t work.changed no5 &8 injectors and o rings on all injectors had to suck out cylinders w vacc lot of oil&fuel changed oil,runs great after 20 min drive. got new injectors @ D&W in northoxford MA. thanks TO a...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1138X
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA534XY
Finally all readiness turns complete. Thank you for every Pro's help. This is crazy logic. It does not make sense that only Fords take too much time to complete the readiness. Trouble codes: P1000.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZUTTE51
First off thanks for all of the replies. You guys are great. After reading about the first 10 replies it was pretty obvious. I resealed the intake and problem solved. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L3Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. Just about everyone said the cylinder head temp sensor took the place of the coolant temp sensor. I was aware of the CHT but the Ford parts man threw me for a loop when he said this engine has both, (ECT & CHT). Thanks again! ...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L electric windows,wipers,shifter interlock VIN: 1FMRU15W02
after searching all of the help suggestions,one of the suggestions steered me to the brake pressure switch on the mastercylinder,it was leaking and was shorted out.whats ironic is we had just fixed a similar problem on a navigator three weeks prior.sometimes t...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTSW31P03
well thanks to stephen i checked the voltage drop from the battery to the gpcm and found that the truck was at "canadian tire" before i got it i was never told this but the unit had 2 new batteries from there in it i just tho... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672, P0673.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L vdf
Thanks everyone who replied. The cause of the 4 wheel drive in and out was a vacuum leak in the hub, and the vdf hasn't come back on yet, so we'll wait to see on that one.
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L injector, EGR VIN: 1FTSS34P85
I had to send it to Ford to see what injector was missing then I pulled #7. The codes was caused by the egr, because I clean it and that fixed everything except for the miss. It took me awhile to do cause I didnt pull the body. Anyone fixing to do please l...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GKFK66UX1
Thanks to all for the replies- we had refilled the transfer case with the incorrect fluid!! Refilling with the correct "blue"" GM fluid fixed the problem. Thanks again, Greg and crew
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF18186
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78S6T
Thanks for the help. It was the crank sensor dragging the voltage down. I am still waiting for the dealer who owns the vehicle to supply me with a Crank sensor. All the replies pointed to the crank sensor. I don't see many of these vehicles through my wor...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L dynometer VIN: 2288444003
havent had another vehicle with drive by wire come in yet.Will try light pressure on brake pedal next time to see if that helps.thanx again to all those who replied
2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L cooler line VIN: 5LMFL28507
Thanks to all who replied. The tool needed is the Rotunda 307-569 for the 1/2 inch lines. Unforunately it was on backorder for at least a month. Assenmacher makes one, part # AST 8023 for the 1,2 inch lines and AST 8021 for the 3/8 inch lines. I got both from ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: WDBDB26DXH
Well done gentleman,wow!I wish all my postings were this successfull.Thanks to all 8 of you.All of you pointed me to the vacuum section of switch being the cause of not running.I had never heard of a vacuum switch turning of a diesel.I'm a GM fuel/electrical g...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E9R
Thanks for all the help. The customer called and said the vehicle was working well enough and decided not to return. If he shows up again I will update with the rest of the story. Thanks again John Trouble codes: 03 (ECT Short circuit), 05 (ECT intermittent contact.).
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Starter/Flywheel VIN: WDBFA67E7S
The new flywheel,crank sensor and reman Bosch starter repaired this Benz.Upon removal of the flywheel,we found that the all the flywheel teeth were badly worn with about a two inch section missing teeth entirley.It apparantly had a starter problem for a while....
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L sam VIN: WDBNG70J12
Again thanks to all who responded. I submitted the loss to the company and I am certain the major portion of the damage will be "covered" with some exclusions. While my livelyhood is dervived from Insurance Co's and they are indeed very profitable corporatio...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L pats VIN: 1ZWHT61LXX
Thanks for all who replied. The fix for this car was to replace the ECM and program new keys. We opted to get a used ECM due to the price.
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery drain VIN: 4M2ZU86K64
Thanks for the help, most suggested alternator, so I replaced it under warranty with another motorcraft and it made no difference. I then gave her a loaner car and kept it for 5 days, checking for drain all the time and it was fine. So I guessed and put a used...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4A3AC84H33
This was a tough one, might be the toughest I ever faced. I did get some good advise, but forgot who gave it to me, sorry. It turns out the alignment pin on the cam sheared off and the cam and cam gear went out syn, about 5 degrees. This expalins why the car h... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
Thanks for all the help, I was sure of an EGR problem, which I had too correct after the intake gasket was replaced. The gasket was the main cause of the misfire, the EGR ports were also clogged and started setting a P0400 after the p0304 was taken care of. T... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heating VIN: 1N4AL11E53
Thank you for all that applied. WE vacuumed the cooling system down, lifted the front of the car up in the air about 2ft and ran car for 1 hour and the heat was good. customer left the car for 2 days and we drove it all around and heat was good at idle and dri...
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