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1997 Acura CL 3.0L No Start VIN: 19UYA2255V
1997 Acura brought in for intermittant no start. another shop replaced timing belt. shortly there after car started this no start game. owner seemed to think after driving in the rain would cause problem, sprayed water on electronics,hit dist and car stumbled ...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L abs
this is a specific car but am having the same problem with all audi and vw abs systems(no communication). i talked to snapon help line and they said that even vw dealers with factory scanners were having (NO COMMUNICATION) problems. i would like to be able to ...
2002 Audi S4 2.7L outside temperature display VIN: WAUXD68DDX
Hello Audi Techs The outside temperature display does indicate the right temperature it is off by 5 to 10 degrees and this afternoon it was going up and down from +5 to +55 thereafter stayed in a fixed setting of 67 degrees. Besides the outside temperature sen...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Steering pump VIN: WAUML44E54
This A8 has a stiff steering condition at idle and slow speeds. The condition improves with engine speed. We replaced the fluid that was dark but felt and smelled fine and showed no metallic content. We suspect the pump, however we service a few of these new b...
1975 BMW 2002 2.0L starter VIN: 0002365448
I need help with wiring order and system flow from ignition switch to relays on fire wall to starter. This car came to me after five other techs could not figure it out. I do not have a wiring diagram. I need the proper wire locations for the back of the ignit...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L No Start VIN: XXXCC89371
Quick question: Does anybody know approximately how much currernt the fuel pump should draw on one of these? I replaced the fuel pump in this car less than a year ago, and my recollection (although fuzzy) was that the new pump was drawing 7-8 amps. Car came ...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Instrument cluster & HVAC VIN: 1G4CW52K5S
When I got the vehicle in I put my fault finder in the circuit and found nothing. Installed new fuse and road tested. Never did feel an engine miss. Everything is still working. This fuse controls the instrument cluster, door chime & info center according to t...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCGK29F9P
after replacing turbo on truck, it will now die out after snapping the throttle. the truck will die even at highway speeds if clutch is pushed at high rpm. I checked over all tha turbo and everything looks good. I did find that the lifter pump was dead so I re...
1995 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Failed HC's Too High VIN: 1GCHG35K6S
Customer Went For Test & Failed Only On HC's By A Little Bit.Actual Reading Was 2.2459 State Limit Is 2.0000.This Van Runs Beutifuly.I Checked O2's To Make Sure They Were Switching Ok & They Were.Checked Injector Pulse Width & Feul Trims All Were In Normal Ran...
1998 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1BNDX03EWD
this vehicle is not running. get nothing coming out of relay to fuel pump checked wires and no breaks, replaced junction box where relay is located. at wits end with this vehicle any help is appreciated. Trouble codes: P0230
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W9W
The truck is hard to start after is sits awhile, more than six hours or so. It cranks real good, has spark, injector pulse and around 60 lbs of fuel pressure. It tries to fire right after you start to crank but then quits tring. If you keep tring to start the ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14W8W
Hello This truck came to the shop on the hook. It would crank and stall. I checked for codes and it had a U1192 loss of communication and code P1626 pass lock data invalid. We pulled shrouds and covers and wiggled the wires on coloum from connector at bottom t... Trouble codes: P1626 (Pass lock data invalid)
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEG15W31
Hello GM Techs, I have a van that got towed in for crank no start. Found spark, fuel pressure from pump, but no injector pulse. Also tried to check codes and data with Snap-on Modis and no communication at all. Tried other scan tools and same thing. I checked ...
2001 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.0L Fuel pump operation VIN: 1GBJK34U51
Vehicle has 2 fuel tanks. Rear tank will not drain down always stays full. Have no info on Shopkey on operation or diagnosing system. Have tested the basics. I can power up the rear pump from the realy so I know wiring is good from front to back. Any info woul...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU03E71
hi everyone we replaced cam sencor , crank sencor , module fuel pumps working no cam sencor signal has rpm reading only starts when cold , then stalls Trouble codes: P0463
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23X5V
this dakota has spark at the coil, has spark at the coil wire to the distributor, has a weak spark at the cap to plug wire connections, but no spark at the plug end on any cylinder. plug wires are old but within resistance spec. plugs appear ok. we have b+ at ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L tcc VIN: 2B4GP44351
Have this Dodge van here that keeps setting a p0740. Fully flushed fluid and lines twice; first time, fluid was almost fully metal. I know it's probably got a shot TCC, but I also know there were some wiring repair kits for this car. My scan tool data shows it...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA16ZX2
This truck has a consistent mis-fire in cyl. #1 we changed the plugs cap rotor and wires, it was still there. The injectors ohmed out good so we switched the injector from cyl #3 with #1 and the mis-fire did not change. The compression is 150lbs and we de-carb... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L park lights dash lights VIN: 2B3HD46R82
Hello everyone, I have a electrical drain on the battery that will drain the battery down overnight. I can remove 2 fuses and the drain will go away. The fuses are the park light fuse and the instrument light fuses. None of these lights are on but I have a dra...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7KU28D63
we performed a tune up for cyl 6 missfire used chrysler updated plug number and installed in unit also wiped resiudue from throttle body no cleaners used unit has good fuel psi when it idles it is rich out the tail pipe extremely black can not read 02 sensors ...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N4G
I have this 86 f150 with no start concern, check fuel psi 0 check spark (good). I hooked up a jumper wire to ground and at the fuel pump test terminal at DLC connector and now I have 40 psi of fuel pressure. truck runs, dissconnect ground wire while truck is r... Trouble codes: 31 (egr), 42 (ego not switching)
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L radiator VIN: 2FTHF36G6S
this has been baffling all involved this was a preveously rebuilt engine 3 years ago by another shop. It came to us last fall running overheating, we put on a water pump and fan clutch. no help. replaced the radiator no help. The customer needed the truck so h...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L ignition fuse VIN: 1FALP6539T
got this one for a no start. ignition/drl fuse was blown. it is fuse #4 in the underhood fuse panel. it protects the alternater, ignition coil and the pcm power relay. put in new fuse and it ran fine for approx 1 hour, tried to find reason for blown fuse (none...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L blinkers VIN: 1G50K0G441
replaced blinker switch and checked grounds.Put on flashers work fine.but as soon as blinkers put on blows fuse.checked wireing around colum and bulbs look fine.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Hello, thank you all in advance. This 98 Windstar came in with a Code P0340 continuous KOEO. Removed CMP and found the magnet part gone and the vane on the housing mangled. Replaced both but we had no special tool for setting the CMP timing. Also I don't see a...
2004 Ford F F650 6.0L no shift, no speedometer VIN: 3FRNF65J64
I have a prolink scanner with the allison trans software and found no codes. I have hand over hand the harness looking for any harness problem and found none. I can't find a schematic on this truck. I have big truck mitchell and it kind of skips around this da...
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTEC19KXP
Runs fine when cold. After reaching operating temp, it will stall on decel or at idle. Will usually restart right away. In the shop it will idle for about 3 min and then just stall as if I turned the key off. Fuel press stays constant. If I unplug the IAC the ...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R1X
Hello fellow techs,I have a suburban that is driving me nuts.I have a P0141 that keeps coming back.I have changed sensor twice with delco sensor. I have used a head light to check power and ground,both lit the headlight brightly.I followed the pipe from the ma... Trouble codes: P0141 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 Heater Circuit Fault)
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L folding mirror VIN: 1GTEK19T43
power mirrors adjust fine but power folding function does not work on either side. does not have any codes or any other concerns. thanks for any input
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19TX3
I have codes 461 and 463 fuel sender volts high the gas guage reads empty. I changed the fuel pump and sender assembly and for 10 mins the gas gague read full after turnning the truck off and restarting it the guage read empty. I let it sit for a while and the... Trouble codes: 461 (fuel level sender), 463 (fuel level sender volts high)
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L air bag VIN: JHMRA1860T
thanks for checking this one out. customer came in with complaint of air bag light on. they has been to honda dealer earlier in the week and had it diagnosed prior to bringing in to us. they diagnosed failure of air bag control module. we did not perform any t...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L turn signal VIN: 3HGCM56343
I have a no left turn signal or hazard at all. Right turn signal and hazard on right side works properly. The customer (another shop) bought and installed a new flasher, which didn't fix it. I tested the combination switch for continuity and the switch is good...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L wipers VIN: 2HKYF18693
customer came in wipers work in low and high speeds ok they do not park when turned off from switch.and when in intermittent mode wipers run like they are in low speed any help would be appreciated.mitchel on demand doesnt have a flow chart for wipers inop tha...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L shifting VIN: 2HGFA168X6
vehicle exhibits delayed shifts and engagemants especially going into reverse. overdrive simply is not there. we have replaced solenoid pack b and c due to front end collision. we inspected all the wiring and grounds which are all ok. upon checking codes there...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Engine
The best way to understand my question is to first read my tech. disc. forum post on Feb 29th and the replies. I have researched this topic in the achives and found dozens of postings and scores of replies. Many asked for the cause/solution but none were ever ...
2000 Isuzu NPR 5.7L Charging VIN: 4KLC4B1R7Y
HELP Thanx for looking at this one When this truck came in it was over charging the system around 16 volts and the dash battery ,brake abs lites were on This is an ISUZU cab over engine truck kinda like a W4500 GM Model but its an ISUZU,Isuzu is very limited o...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, start stall VIN: SAJAV1344G
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. Customer has been to other shops and want's to give us a try. We've been diagnosing asian imports but not many european imports. This one will start and then stall. It will only run for a few seconds then stall, al...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2047Z
Hey Jag-masters! Ive got this xk8 that a customer recently brought in for the first time and his concern was display reads "failsafe engine mode" and would not go over 20mph. We noticed it did infact not go over 20mph, had a code P0121 (TPS circuit range), and... Trouble codes: P0121 (tps circuit range / performance), P0335
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1J8GW58N12
hello all i've got a crysler that won't stay running when either put into reverse or drive (sometimes!) also has rolling idle when you come to a stop as if it is searching for base idle. have replaced most major sensors due to either lack of opp or inproper vo...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L power steering VIN: SALTY19414
This vehicle came in with a feed hose leaking(from resevoir to pump) and a whine type noise. We replaced the one feed line and bled system as per ALLDATA.Before I closed it up I ran a hose from bleed on top steering gearbox back to resevoir and had someone go ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L tcc VIN: 1LNHM97V6Y
this car came in months ago, and had a slipping problem. we rebuilt it and in ten miles the check trans light came on with a p1744 code. we pulled the valve body and found the pump shaft seals were torn up and the pump shaft sleeve was torn up along with the b...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Surge VIN: JM1BK143X4
Car came in for a low idle shudder. The throttle plate was cleaned and at the same time an oil change, spark plugs (for maintenance)and a trans flush (again for maintenance,using a T-Tech machine). On the road test after the work was done a surge at between 45...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L rear hatch door lock VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Rear hatch power lock came in not working was broke at actuator replaced with manufactor part still inop acts like no ground. NODATA (Alldata) really has no good info on wear or how the ground curcuit works not sure if module controls ground can anyone please ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBRF61J11
Client called stated battery lamp was on and charging/alternator message was displayed on dash, car quit on way to shop and towed in, fully expected dead battery, but vehicle cranks good but no start, fuel pressure good, injector pulse good, no spark at plugs....
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDC1631542
engine check light and codes only come on when driven over 3200rpm,cancel codes,drive under 3200rpm,no codes appear,live data on scanner shows correct MVs and both sensors turned on,could be coincidence but problem started after battery isolation switch fitted... Trouble codes: P2008, P2088
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Idle Surge VIN: 1MELM62W4T
Car has a bit of a low idle & also a rhythmic surge at the same time when warm. Worse in gear . Drives fine going down the road . Fuel trims are running right about 0 .Near perfect. MAF is running 7-8 gps in neutral & 5-6 in gear . All other sensor readings ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L motor mounts VIN: 1MELM6535W
Car came in with rattling noise. Replaced all 4 motor mounts with OEM parts from dealer. Noise still coming from the timing belt side. With air-condition on, the noise gets worse. Any help from Ford tech would be greatly appreciated.
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM64J3R
car came in for died on freeway, checked codes had code 22, checked crank sensor with lab scope has 5v ref. with sensor unplugged, checked ground only 2mv ok, checked ign. positive at sensor has 12v. so lab scoped sensor no signal. replaced sensor with factory... Trouble codes: 22 (crank sensor malfunction)
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
when a/c fuse is installed vehicle stalls,checked compressor and found clutch to be staying engaged and replaced compressor,also replaced controller also.but vehicle runs fine when a/c fuse is out and when you install fuse vehicle stalls,and one seen this befo...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ5545T
car came in missing on cylinder two and dumping raw fuel out the exhaust. confirmed the injector had good pulse (which it did) and replaced the injector under the assumption it was stuck open. well afetr the new injector it is still dumping fuel in cylinder #2... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Odometer VIN: 1G3NL52E93
We have a odometer that the lady says blinks every once in a while . It also has a code B1365 in the history code too. Has any one seen this? Thank -You for your help
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE55025
This car has been a pain. When the car first came in the customer had already replaced the coils, module, and plugs. When I checked all four cylinders were running very rich. The car acts like it is missing it runs so rich. All four plugs were black. Checked t...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L headrest VIN: 1G2WP12K0Y
I am looking for some help. We have a 2000 Grand Prix GT 2 door that the drivers side seat belt guide got broken off. It mounts to the underside of the headrest with 2 screws.. The problem we are having is we can not remove the headrest to replace this piece! ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L ignition switch VIN: 1CKEG123S1
key will stick from turning to off position intermittantly in wifes car. I removed the shifter knob but it still occurs. wait for a couple to a few seconds, sometimes more, and it will release and turn back to off position and come out fine.. any pontiac guys ...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Ignition VIN: 1G8ZH5283V
This car was pushed from another shop. They had installed another engine, the car ran and test drove, mechanic pulled car back in to fix ground wire at the back of the engine, and apparently the ground hit the positive wire on the starter, sparked, and the car...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52F4Y
Car came in as a no start. We have fuel pressure, injector pulse, and spark. The spark appears to be a litle weak (won't reach end of coil boot on either coil). Plugs were wet, had low compression on 3 & 4, over 120 on 1 & 2. Oiled 3 & 4 and got over 100. Car ...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
clear code and torque conv. will lock up ok for about a half a mile then shut off, confirmed with volt meter while driveing, speed sensors at 20 mph are ok but at 40 mph on up one wil read 41 mph and the other reads 45 mph, replaced speed sensors and harness a...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Noise VIN: 453BH6756Y
This car has a vibration that is felt and heard inside when idling and holding the brake in park or reverse. There is vibration in the engine visible but it is being transmitted throughout the vehicle. It seems to lessen at around 1000 rpm. The car idles at ar...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 1P3BR4409K
This vehicle came in with an intermittent no start and stall issue. The vehicle now will not start at all. There is no spark , no fuel pump operation, and the fuel injector will pulse once on the initial crank and then the injector pulse will die during the re...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L moaning noise VIN: 4T4RN67D3H
We have one thats playing hide and seek with us. there is a hooting/moaning noise on occ. at idle. I have heard it once. although the customer says it happens often. it sounds just like a ford 4.6 idle air control moan. and I'm pretty sure that is what it is, ...

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JH4KA9645W
Customer has not returned for repair after learning that the most likely cause of the speedometer fluctuation is the gauge itself, and would cost close to $800 if that is the case. I got several helpful replies, and found out the speedometer does tend to fail ...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D4W
ECM did not need to be coded for immobilizer. Received used ECM, installed with no problems. Car had no immobilizer. ECM replacement fixed non start. Again, thanks to all for replying. Trouble codes: 16706 (engine RPM sensor G28.).
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USD1325TL
Thanks to everyone who posted. I found that the Postitive Vent Valve under the intake manifold was bad causing a leak. I replaced the unit along with the hoses and vent pipe and the codes have not returned. Thanks again, Dennis Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0154 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 2 Sensor 1).
1990 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L digital guages VIN: 1G6CB5339L
one of the first things that I checked on the car was that the 16 volt wire going to the radio was not shorted to ground or that the radio was bad I pulled out radio which is after market and found that the wire was not connected to the after market steroe at ...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 1G6EL1291P
Thanks everybody for your help and advice. Many people here on the boards and other people I talked to felt that it could be fuel related, as in a leak in the fuel rail/injectors. I was very sure it was not, because I had a fuel gauge on it for almost an ent...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 261WW12M3S
Thanks for our help, guys. Most of you pointed toward carbon in the intake passage, some found broken wires ar poor connections. Mine was carbon in the passage. A badly frayed spedometer cable in the drill went into the passage and some good sized chunks di... Trouble codes: 77 (egr solenoid 3).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V01
Replaced the intake manifold gaskets and both knock sensors.Knock sensors were full of water cleaned and replace them,intake gaskets were hard and flat,customer very happy now I thank all of you that helped me out with this wish yall the best of luck in this v... Trouble codes: P0171, P00, 174 (fuel lean bank 2).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L all gears VIN: 1GCHK29G11
Thanks for the replies, but they all covered items & areas we had already tested. As said in original post the only DTC that kept recurring was P1571. We ran the diagnostic procedures forward, backward & sideways with the same result "Replace TCM" but I just ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L anti-tehft VIN: 2G1WF55E62
Thanks Dan [...] was stupid did'nt perform the relearn properly I was,nt going to crank positon every time.Thanks for your time its out of here.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13Z12
Thanks to all that replied. This vehicle has not return as of this date and the repair not made. About half of the response's I received suggested intake gaskets followed by leaking fuel regulater. This vehicle will return when the condition presents itself ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire).
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L rotors VIN: 2G11WF55K3
Thank You All for your replies, most said never turn these rotors always replace, well we put 4 brand new Raybestos rotors ( the good ones) brand new Raybestos pads on front and rear.customer drove for 300 miles with no problem, we re- checked for run-out on r...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire
Thank you to everyone who took time to assist me. The problem was from a plugged catalytic converter as many people had suggested. I did not know that this truck with a V6 had two converters. I received many helpful and detailed suggestions that contained g... Trouble codes: P0300, P0101.
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L rack&pinion VIN: 3G1JH12F84
As many of you suggested I shut vech. off at speed the pull stopped, replaced rack&pinion and all is well! Once again iatn rocks! Thanks KEVIN
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L transfer cas VIN: 1GCHK29U07
The general thought was a fluid issue. Not being full or wrong fluid. The trans shop thinks it is a magnet that is located under the pickup tube. The material that is being attracted to the magnet is another problem. I will check and change the fluid in thes...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46X02
I double checked my wiring. Then I unplugged both o2 sensors and ran the car with my modis set up to make a movie if either o2 sensors went above 1.21 volts, and it captured a video of both of the sensor signals jumping to 4.98 volts for about 10 seconds. So... Trouble codes: P0132 (Upstream O21/1 shorted to voltage), P0118 (ECT sens voltage too high), P1492 (Bat Temp Sensor Voltage to high), P0325 (Knock sensor circuit volts to low), P0138 (Dpwmstream O2s 1/2 short/high).
1988 Dodge Shadow 2.2L master cylinder VIN: 1B3CS48D3J
Thanks to everyone who offered advice on this problem. Replacing the caliper and master cylinder did not help any. Replacing the proportioning valve did not help either. I used a whole quart bottle of brake fluid bleeding the system to no avail. No matter ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Park Adjustment
Thanks to all of you who replied.It seems the conclusion was that the adjuster assembly had to be replaced.The fix was to replace the park brake pedal adjuster assembly.Once done and operated a few times the adjustment came right up. Really appreciated your qu...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L no governor pressure VIN: 2B7JB21Y02
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Hydraulic system VIN: 2B3HD46RX2
After following the excellent suggestions, and then trying them again I decided to get a new proportioning valve from Chrysler. All is well, even though customer thinks we should have known that before car was towed in for blown out calipers. Thank you for sug...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L body seams? VIN: 1D7HW48N75
thanks for the help, but it looks like this one may have fixed itself. apparently, these dakotas are known for water leaks and can be difficult to diagnose. i put a garden sprinkler on it for several hours and still could find nothing. the customer picked it u...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37L4W
Firstly, Thank you everybody for your help. Some of the tests that I did. I forgot to mention was that fuel presure was at specs, KOEO and KOER, each time the van was here I cleaned the MAF sensor and check for vacumm leaks with smoke machine I olso noticed th... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMD6EGW2W
Hi : Sorry for the late reply. I was expecting the customer will come back for further testing but having seen the car yet,so no information i can provide right now. However,i received few good suggestions which will help me in the future. Thanks for helping... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder number 4 misfire), P0133 (oxygen sensor bank i sensor 1 slow respones).
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FMYU04192
Unfortunately we don't have a fix on this one. the customer took the vehicle to the dealer to flash computer (wouldn't run rediness monitors for egr or evap) and we haven't seen it since. As lance suggested we checked and changed fuel filter.While this seem...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW215X5
well thanks to everyone for responding especially nick from ohio. I sent the truck to ford to reflash computer and they couldn't they told me the computer was bad from the failed coils burning up the coil drivers in the coil driver module so they replaced the ... Trouble codes: P0104, P0351, P0356, P0506.
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29FOV
First of all I would like to thank those who replied. Everything pointed to the PMD and as most of you know there is no test for this. I picked up a module from the local Stanadyne shop for 279.00 and made my own bracket. The bracket mounts on top of the upper...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6147W
Numerous ideas regarding valve issue. Performed a running compression test and all 4 cyl.s at exactly 60 psi. Pretty much eliminates that. Tested EGR output voltage at idle = 1.98 volts ( spec. is 1.2v ) Indicates stuck open carboned up valve. (Unavailable fro... Trouble codes: P0301.
1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L backup mode VIN: JACDJ58V9V
After some prompting, customer reports voltmeter on IP indicates 16 volts intermittently and concurrent with transmission control going into backup mode. Replaced internally regulated alternator after checking battery and cables and the transmission problem ha...
1967 Jaguar E -type 4.2L oil leak
Thank you to all who replied! I am going to call this one fixed, sort of. I am not going to single out anyone as to providing “the silver bullet” as everyone was pretty on target as to the possibilities. It ended up being the four studs that go up into the ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
after reading the two replies which i appreciate very much, i decided to send this car to the dealer, had this customer not have been rather rude i would probably have spent more time and effort in trying the throttle actutator. which i tend to think is the p... Trouble codes: P0065.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L instrument panel gages VIN: 1J4GW58S3X
Thanks for everyone's input. The problem, believe it or not, was the door module had gone bad, and it was connected to the same PCI bus as the gages, and somehow was dragging the PCI bus down. Replacing the passenger door module fixed it. Go figure!
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V9Y
Thanks to all that spend time reading and writing about thtis lexus. We replaced maf sensor. test drive it with scaner conected and we recorded some playback and this is what we found: at WOT load reading Improved to 94.2%. just lake some of you guys mentioned... Trouble codes: P0171.
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L timing belt tensioner VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
2008 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L remote start VIN: 4F2CZ96158
thank you to all that replied we tried again to get this part from the local dealer no luck contacted mazda in denver colorado and part is on order customer is going to go to them as they promased a 3 yr 36k warrnaty on the parts and labor if they installed th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shifting VIN: WDBJF65H7X
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Blower VIN: 1G2HZ52K3V
Hello Everyone. First I would like to thank everyone who responded to my call for help.Well it has been a couple of weeks and I have not had this vehicle come back. as I stated in my post That I had tried a control module and that was not the problem. In the w...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR5211Y
Well, unfortunately the customer said they would return for futher diagnosis; and I waited as long as I could, but IATN want's a close. I did have lot's of usefull pertinent information from a few people: Bob [...] gave me great information regarding the hi ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DD55N9X
Thanks for all the great replies. Due to the suddenness of the stall, I was inclined to believe that it was a failing crankshaft sensor. Justin, Steven and Bart suggested that the evap purge valve can stick open and cause this also. I got the car back in yes...
1994 Saturn SL 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, #4 cyl in 4th gear
Thanks guys for all the replies. what it took to repair this vehicle was to decarbonize the engine three times. The reason it was so carboned up was not only the fact that it had 100,000 plus miles but also a defective thermostat that was stuck partially open ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8X
The vehicle left our shop before we were able to try all the advise given. We have maintained all copies we have received and will attempt to get the vehicle in again Trouble codes: P0401.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWVA81H3V
First, thanks to everyone who took time to reply to our post. We greatly appreciate the time that you spent helping with our problem. We replaced the engine then started looking for the problem. Special thanks to Stan who was correct about the aftermarket c...
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