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1984 BMW 533i 3.2L idle VIN: WBADB74403
when i first start the car the idle is fine. after the car gets to the running temp, when its in nuetral the idle will jump back and fourth anywhere from 13 to 18 hun rpm. tested a bunch of nemerous sensors, switches and what not and everything has tested to s...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAEV33483
customers complaint is every 5-6 weeks he will go out first thing in the morning and car will not crank over, all of the dash warning lights will come on, customer will go to crank and get a rapid clicking noise, just like low battery voltage, he will boost it...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, high idle VIN: 1G4AG55M4T
I have a high idle speed that won't quit. Initially came in with dying problem. Fuel pump and filter fixed that. Then, I encountered the high idle speed. Customer was livid that I charged for work that didn't fix all his problems. I replaced the TPS, IAC, PCM(... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle rpm too high)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L gauges VIN: 3GSDA03EXZ
Van came in with a compliant that her battery light comes on and lights go on and off. She says it worse when it rains. Also sometimes after the van is shut off it will not restart. She says the theft light comes on and if she disconnects the battery it will s...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L oil pump? VIN: 1G6CD53B6M
This caddy came in for an oil change and after we changed the oil my lube tech says, Hey whats this red light mean? The oil light was glowing solid and the lifters were noisey,we loosened the oil filter about two turns, disabled the ignition,and cranked it. No...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y53
Last week I replaced a TPMS sensor on this Caddy, no problem there (except the tool to clear the TPMS monitor was $320). Customer called me up and said that his daughter left something on and the battery was DEAD. He jump started the car and the SES lamp was o... Trouble codes: P0601 (PCM checksum error)
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1G1YY3187K
We have a vette here that just doesn't want to stop.New pads and rotors twice,new booster...the pedal effort is exteremly high and the stopping distance is just too far.We put brake pressure gauges on one front one rear,1600 psi on the front,900 on the rear.In...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WN54TXM
will not idle , off idle seems ok , if you rotate the key back just far enough to disengage the starter and hold it , it will run fine , but does not have power to all the sysytems in the car when you do this , i suspect ecm but not sure , have checked all the... Trouble codes: 45 (running rich)
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R6T
Customer complaint of running rough.The ck engine light was on before the intake repair and after.I only scanned after repair,with a po300 since they were looking for a leak,coolant.Looking up misfire data #5 was misfiring,pulled plug black sutty deposits,comp... Trouble codes: P0161, P0300
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
This vehicle came in with a main complaint of the fuel gauge flickering when the turn signal is on. It does not matter right or left. Also does it with the Hazards on. I noticed that the interior lights also flicker rythmic to turn signal. I hokked up a volt g...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L monitors not ready VIN: 1GNCS13W8V
have a blazer that will not pass state emission test because monitors show not ready. drive truck for 10 miles and all monitors show ready. turn truck off for two minutes and all monitors show not ready. comuter has good power and grounds. replaced computer an...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG25R11
hello everyone,we have this van with a misfire count on cil#2 and #3,you can not feel the misfire but this way we can not get it trhu the aircare/smog test,i checked iatn and found a lot of info,tryed everything [we can think off],we installed a rebuild long b... Trouble codes: P1381 (mis fire- no comunication with brake controle module), P0300
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W81
We repaired an intake manifold coolant leak and also sold the cap, rotor, plugs and wires at the same time. The truck came back 2 days and 150 miles later running bad with a tip-in missfire off idle and 2 codes: P0300 Random Missfire and P0350 Crank Position S... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13S62
Hello, We have a Trailblazer that was towed in. Here is the customer's story: He drove home and parked in the driveway. Went to pull out the next morning and nothing happened. When he went to put it back into park to shut it off, he heard a grinding noise. He ...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2G1WW12E03
I have this 03 Monte Carlo that is starting to have some issues on our lot (we have had this one out front a couple months w/no problems).First the battery was going dead so we replaced the battery.Second the Ignition switch started acting up (electrical acces...
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15X03
Vehicle was towed in, battery tested bad, replaced battery, drove vehicle back to customer...next day customer calls and says it cranks, without starting. Towed in, found when cranking, it sounds like it's out of time, it cranks then grunts, then cranks, We re... Trouble codes: P0300, P1629
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L bpmv
Customer came in for brake inspection. After normal rear brake job (pads and rotors) customer was called letting him know car was finished. Customer tells me that after traction controlled acceleration twice this past winter ABS and trac light on. After turnin...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1AK18F18
Well story begins with customer putting 2 gallons of diesel fuel in tank while refueling. They was afraid to drive it so the store owner recommended they bring it to us. Yes i know it being a 08 model with not even 5000 miles on it it should have went to deale... Trouble codes: P0230
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L expansion valve VIN: 3C3EL55H2W
Good afternoon,Ihave a 98 chry sebring that came in with a siezed up ac compressor and broken belt.We replaced the compressor with a new one,not a rebuilt,a new dryer and new expansion valve,flushed out the condensor and evaporater,did and evac and recharge an...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L power steering pump VIN: 2C4GP443S2
We have a 2002 town & Country LX that has power steering noise, and it's wierd. you flush the system and it goes away for about a week, then comes back. we have tried different types of fluid for a short time with no change. performed Recall (D37 2004-09-01) f...
1996 Dodge B2500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21Y0T
Well, after reading some posts here, I seem to have fallen into a familiar trap, but I'm having trouble finding my way out. This van is rarely used and sits for weeks at a time without being started, so it has been subjected to many jump starts and battery cha...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7HC16Z1W
truck starts and runs for 15 seconds and then stalls. engine has recently been tuned(cap rotor plugs and wires). map, tps, iac, crack and cam have all been replaced aswell. any vacuum line can be removed and the engine will idle, not perfectly, but it will run...
1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FTCR11T2H
Hi all. Recently we replaced the fuel tank, tank straps and sending unit on this 87 four wheel drive. The fuel gauge is not working as it should. The truck runs out of gas and still shows around 1/4 tank. Customer put in approx 7 gallons and it went past full....
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FTWX33571
Hey Ford Dually Dudes. The problem this truck is having is when setting still with brakes applied cannot turn steering wheel. Release brake pedal and it will steer. Have removed tierods and turned spindles to check ball joints. Had alignment checked. Was OK (3...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17292
Hey guys, got a wierd one here.This F-150 has the mil lamp on and I have checked everything.The o2 sensors are all switching perfect. The truck runs great.I smoked it and there are no intake leaks.I used carb cleaner as well and no change. No misfire just one ... Trouble codes: P0174 (System Lean Bank 2)
2003 Ford E-150 4.6L engine VIN: 1FBNE31163
Hi guys.I have an 03 van with a 4.6.The spark plugs were changed on the van.The problem is the the spark plug has blown out.I tryed to put in a new plug but it seems like there is no thread.Has anyone else come across this problem?I would like to know what you...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L inertia switch VIN: 1FTYR10D06
this 2006 ford ranger was towed into the shop with a no start condition,further info from customer was the truck shut off twice earlier in the week but restarted after a minute or two no problems till today, customer went to leave for work and as the customer ...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GK7K66U72
I'm not sure where to start on this one. Customer complained of the "Service Ride Control" light is on. I don't really know where to start on this one. Before I probe the wrong wires with my test probe, I just needed a little insight from you guys (and girls) ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCD5536S
Hi IANT. Back in hot water again, almost literally. I just replaced the head gasket on the 2.2 nightmare. Here is the story. The customer brings in the car after overheating the daylights out of it several times. My initial job was to pressure test the cooling...
1998 Hyundai Excel 1.6L No Start, Hard Start
Car came in, customer complained of intermitant no start with crank. Faulted once in car park came back to check for spark car started. Brought car inside, seeing it never stalls it is only an intermitant no start with crank. Scoped fuel pump at pump with amp ...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L starter VIN: 1XMHFU45D9
Hope there is some Hyundai guys out there. This car intermitantly will not crank. We finally experienced it but problem does not last long enough to do any test. It does not crank, like a bad solonoid or nuetral saftey switch (no clicking). We replace the star...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Stall VIN: JNRDR09Y11
This drives fine but at idle while in park it will just die. Restarts just fine and the about 20 secs later it will die again. Or sometimes the idle will drop to under 500 and on my scanner it will say CL FLT untill it comes back up to normal. While driving it...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No drive when hot VIN: SAJEA51C52
OK, this one is a bit of a mess. I am looking for an experienced jag tech that can help us out. Car came in without any fluid and were asked to replace automatic transmission. We replaced the trans w/factory rebuilt. After several road tests and when vehicle w...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGAQ3V63
Hello This supercharged S type R is setting lean codes for both banks. Car is very clean. LTFT 1s about 17 to 19%. STFT is always near 0%. It is easy to see that under high load fuel supply is ok. Both O2 sensors above 900mV. Very nice performance. Probl... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean - bank 1), P0174 (lean - bank 2)
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: J4FJ57S0ML
Hi Guys, This is a no start that the customer thought he could fix himself (I love these guys). I have intermitent spark cycling (2sparks 2no spark) on and on. and one injector pulse when you first try to start it. It is a manual trans and flywheel looks ok th...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S3Y
this jeep came in missing back firing dieing. no start some times, plugs carbon tracked #2 coil weak replaced plugs and coil 3 coils in one. cam sensor erratic signal replaced. found brokem wire at crank sensor and replaced crank sensor. no more backfire or di... Trouble codes: 300 (random miss), 303 (miss 3), 304 (miss4), 305 (miss 5), 306 (miss6)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
Customer purchased this car a year or so ago used and has been working out the bugs over this last year. Car was purchased and engine and transmission had been previously replaced before our customer purchased. When car is driven, at about 20-40 mph, speed sen...
1988 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JM1GD2216J
thanks in advanced. Im usually to proud to ask for help but im really stuck.Cuts out clean below 1500 rpm no loss of fuel pressure, tps .55v idle switch working not losing any powers or ground to computer can see spark and inj pulse stops just before it quits....
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L brakelights VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Good evening everybody, the problem Im having is when parking lights on the high mount brake light comes on and you can hit brake and light gets brighter. Heres the good part with key out of ignition you hit brakes with light switch off all front and back park...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
upon restart miss fire moved to front bank cylinders 4 and 6 getting spark and fuel and compression getting good injector pulse is good compression is 150 on both 4 and 6 replaced coils and plugs again and still have missfire on both cylinders. We are going to...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L timing chain VIN: WDBEA92E8R
I hope there is a mercedes tech out there that can help me. We are replacing the cylinder head gasket on this vehicle due to an oil leak at the back of the head. Our mitchell guide said to just mark the chain to the cam gears for reinstall. After removing the ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBEB31E7S
Hello all, have a 606 engien came in overheating with no power and super stiff brake pedal...first we pulled the vacuum pump and found it broken in many pieces,installed a new vacuum pump and that cured the hard brake pedal,still no power.we pulled the valve c...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L etc transmission VIN: WDBNG73J52
This car is driving good for the first 15 minutes after cold start, after that trans goes into limp home mode. Shut engine off and everything go back to normal and after 15 minutes or so, same thing. Scanned all systems and in the engine module we go codes to ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Restraints VIN: WMWRE33565
I was checking headlights and fog lights. The Air bag light came ( noticed it) on after I was finished. I have check connectors, I could not see any dislodged. I am unable to find any info about this code. Shopkey claims all this info is in the BMW scanner, so...
1993 Nissan Terrano 2.7L Locks up VIN: WBYD21-200
SECOND HAND TRANSMISSION FITTED: The original trans for this vehicle (Diesel TD27T) failed. We located a second hand unit for a petrol engined vehicle (3L V6). Both have the same numbers on the case (PE4R01A). We found the bell housings were different so swapp...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Has knock sensor code and p0335 crank code. Testing done: 1) ckp sensor (on bell housing) i get 0.05 volts KOEO (AS PER MOD this should read 5V) 2) Pin 53 at ECM i get 0.05 volts KOEO and .001 AC Volt KOER 3) ohm tested both white and black wires and i have co... Trouble codes: P0335 (Cranksensor ckt fault)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51D91
this vehicle came in, at a stop light the heater blows cold and when you pick up the idle the heater blows hot, there are no air pockets, the waterpump was replaced because it was leaking, changed the pump and the problem is still there, the one odd thing, aft...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L mirror VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
vehicle was in our shop for brakes and underhood service. the customer states that she recieved her vehicle back with the rear view mirror damaged. there is no physical damage, but the auto dimming glass seems to be stuck between modes. half of the mirror is d...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L ERLS fuse blows very intermittently VIN: 1G2NE12MXT
This vehicle arrived here 1 month ago with the Check Engine, Redrake lamp, ABS and TCS lamps on. I found seven codes in PCM (TCC and ATX solenoids, EGR, and EVap sol), and no communication with ABS/TCS. ERLS fuse was blown. Replacing fuse corrected the problem...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L leak VIN: 1G2NE52T4W
I have a coolant leak at the rear of head at no.4 piston.I can see the outlet tube and it don't look like its coming out there.Its coming out right under exhaust manifold. Has anyone seen this and can help me? Its a small drip not a big leak but has to be fixe...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Interior VIN: WPOJB092XF
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1985 Porsche 928 currently in the shop with an Oil Pressure Guage that is intermittently working. While the Oil Pressure Guage was inoperable when the vehicle came in last week, the Original Oil Pressure Sending Unit was also leaki...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Crank Sensor Shutter Wheel VIN: YS3ED58E4X
Hello all - This 4-cyl 9-5 automatic was towed in after the engine quit on the road. Testing showed that the crank sensor signal was absent. New crank sensor, no change. I took the crank sensor out and found that I could twirl the crank sensor's shutter wheel ...
1993 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8ZJ5577P
This car has me stumped. The O2 sensor pattern at 700 rpm idle is a cycling .3 to .8 volt pattern of 140 ms from bottom to bottom which I suspect to be a lean injector or two. The pattern at 15 mph is a dirty signal but is switching from rich to lean. At 25 mp...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Starting VIN: 2T1BA05E2T
hi guys,this car came in about six weeks ago for a no start and we just replaced the battery,she was dead.About two weeks later,same problem. i did a draw test and my test light went on,try to find out since then. I removed all the fuses and relays to see wich...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
this 00 avalon fails emissions inspection because of a p0420. my problem is, i don't know which cat to replace. this has 3 cats; one small one for each bank, and a larger one in the center pipe. it has an air fuel sensor in front of each front cat, and an o2 s... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Battery Drain / Draw VIN: 3VWRA81H0X
Guys and Gals, I need some advice on where to go with the VW Jetta. If it sits over night the battery will go dead. It has a huge draw that I have not been able to locate. I have taken EVERY fuse and relay out of this car, I have removed the radio, unlpluged t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
good morning, this beetle came in running very rich. spark plugs black, exhaust very rich. the fuel pressure regulator is not leaking, no vacuum leaks found.the upstream o2 seneor is showing .889 volts all the time if you unplug the sensor it drops to .230volt...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L comfort module VIN: 3VWDD21CX1
there is current drain from comfort control module, about 150ma. from scan tool data, all switches from all doors, trunk and hood are opperating normally. tested all functions of the comfort and window system, all in spec. according to vw's technical informati...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWSR61J25
need some help diesel vw techs out there: this is a fairly new car with only 42K. this people run biodiesel. this car came in with a NO POWER complaint. the acceleration is very sluggish, and sometimes it gets to the point where it wont climb hills. also found... Trouble codes: 16512 (valve coolant circuit n21a temp. below control limit), 16618 (turbo pressure control limit exeeded p0234 intermittent)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
Towed in for no start, determined it was a no start when cold, but it would run if you gave it some throttle for a bit on cold startup. Pulled codes, got a P0102, did a little research, and cleaned the MAF. Parked it outside (BIG mistake), rechecked it a coupl... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF signal too low)

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Pressure control valve VIN: WAUML64B42
Hello, and thank you to all that replied. Many of you suggested that I check for water accumulating in the passenger footwell. Unfotunately, I was not so lucky. I did however find that this problem was more common in cold weather. So, I hooked up an ammeter to...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L No Start VIN: XXXCC89371
Thanks for all the replies, although there was not an overwhelming response on this one. The general consensus was that 11 amps (or close to it, as it was just under 11) was too much. One reply (Thanks Delmar) said spec was 8-10 amps. Just to be sure tha...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L not sure VIN: WBAGJ8327V
I would like to thank all the people who replied to my help request. Replacing the oil pump fixed the vehicle. Customer happy!!!
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Instrument cluster & HVAC VIN: 1G4CW52K5S
Thanks for all the replies. A new actuator fixed the passenger side heat issue, which you all suggested. The engine miss was definately a tune up issue. The customer said he had a tune, just didn't remember when. I should have caught on to that. I found 2 plug...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14ZXS
Thank you all for taking the time to reply. Many people thought maybe the distributor had been disturbed. Many thought maybe the catalytic converter was clogged, so did I but it was not. We checked the plugs when we ran the compression check prior to posting. ...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L front driveshaft VIN: 1GNEL19W2T
Thanks to all for taking the time to help. I sent the astro down the highway without the driveshaft. It's already seen a couple hundred miles with no problems so I'm sure it will be fine. Thanks again Marty
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Oil Leak VIN: 2CNBJ18C5Y
Thanks for the responses. The second main seal fixed the problem I was just more careful when installing. I verified pcv and other oil leaks were not the problem as suggested. To answer my own question the tool from gm en-48108 while it seems to be an excellen...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52EX2
I appreciate everyone's input and help and apologize for the latness in responding to this problem. We ended up replacing the gas cap and the EVAP test passed. Although the gas cap passed under a normal test, cap must of been faulty. We waited a couple of week... Trouble codes: P0442 (p0440-), P0440.
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK12T74
Good morning, I want to thank you all for your help and let you know what we found that fixed the truck. The close inspection of the wiring for the fuel system before saying the pump maybe bad showed a oil pressure sensor in the system. After unplugging it and...
1999 Chrysler Intrepid 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH56J9X
Thanks to all that sent help. Unfortunately, the car only quit the one time on the customer and never missed a beat for us here at the shop or after several road tests.(sounds familiar). Client did not want to install parts without a firm diagnosis so down t... Trouble codes: P0300 (missfire multiple cyls.).
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46R02
Well its fixed. we replaced the right bank o2 sensors and repaired crushed wires in the harness. Of course that only helped. Did not fix the fuel trim issue completely. Noticed the injection on time was at 1.5 ms and still too rich. if got anywhere near 3.0 ms... Trouble codes: 172 (rear bank fuel system rich), 175 (front bank fuel system rich).
1996 Dodge B2500 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB21X3T
well gentelmen I'm prety confident we got it this time after 500 miles of road time the customer reports no c.e. lite. thanks to all that responded for help, I rechecked for possible wireing chafe w/ mirror '& re-scoped the sensors for good signal profile' th... Trouble codes: P1391 (Loss of cam or crank signal).
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2360Y
hi guys sorry about the delay thanks for the many posts all where helpful/diesel is now fixed/the problem was the rebuilt injection pump/the module had same problem as the original pump/found a great amount of help from blue chip diesel/[1-[...]]chip ha...
1996 Ford F800 5.9L hydromax brake system VIN: 1FDPF82C5T
Well this one is down the road. I found that just because this flow switch has two terminals doesn't mean they both get used! I took my purple wire and attached it to the non-grounded side of the switch. I had to cycle the truck on and off a couple of times...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLE40F8T
We use a ching in the front of the engine, and a flor jack to lift the engine fron the back and use the chery pickup on the front, after we pull th engine from the transmission, the engine rest on the crosmember than we position a bar acroos the engine and pul...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuel leak at cap VIN: 2FTEF15N4T
the fix was to replace the front fuel pump module the check valves are made into the fuel pump module and not on the lines as some guys said. thanks for all the replies
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA53401
Well I didn't realize taht there was such a problem with the cam synchronizers on the 3.8L engines. Nearly all of the 22 responses were to replace the cam synchro. What we did was to remove the cover on the sensor, and put a few drops of oil into the bowl of...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L water pump VIN: 1FTRX17202
Thanks to everybody who responded to my help request. Everybody gave great advise. After reading the replies I removed the heater pipe itself and inspected it carefully, and found a hairline crack where the o-ring sits.I got the new pipe and o-ring from ford...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57S83
Thanks for everyone's help and advice. I bit the bullet and went for the 10 Motorcrap coils and it runs like a brand new Ford. Other than the price of the coils ($105 list X 10) the customer was happy. It runs great and is smooth as can be. It just goes to sho...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L pressures VIN: 1FTNF21P14
I guess I should have told everyone that I was trying to help out a friend from another shop. When they got the truck back to the shop they couldn't get the vehicle started. So they decided to send it to the dealer. The dealer said it was the A/C compressor...
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTEC19KXP
Fix ended up be an O2 sensor failure. Sensor was switching between .4 to .8 via the scanner reading, but when I tested it directly it was pegged at 1.1v.
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions
Thanks to everyone that replied!!! The little crack was the problem all along; obviously now, it was sucking air and throwing off the O2 sensor. Dennis from Ma. was spot on. What I didn't understand was why emissions looked so clean (at idle) before I would ru...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JHLRD17471
Thanks for the information on this one. The customer took the car to the dealer for the warranty cat convertor replacement and we switched out the IAC with a new unit from Honda. Everything is back to normal, the po420 is gone as is the surging idle at start... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L turn signal VIN: 3HGCM56343
thank you to all that replied. the customer paid for our time and took the vehicle. Some suggested checking the turn signal switch, hazard switch, and hazard relay. all of that was done prior to submitting my request. i tried to do as much testing as i could b...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57W8X
My thanks to everyone who sent me ideas on how to fix this vehicle. it turned out to be a cam timing problum. I do not under stand how this vehicle ran at all the cam timing was off on the passenger side 4 teath retarded & 5 teath advanced on the drivers side... Trouble codes: 300 (ram. mis), 137 (o2 signsl low bank 1), 1171 (fuel sys. lean during accel).
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ps pump VIN: 1LNHM82WO3
The pump did indeed have low pressure. Max pressure as reflected here was supposed to be 1200-1400 psi and this pump maxed out at 460psi. A replacement pump corrected the low pressure and also the groaning steering problem.
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L timing chain VIN: 5LMEU56H84
I was able to do the chain without removing the followers. The cam tool worked well it would be better to have two holders because if you release it when it is not connected it will rotate. We had hold one side by hand while the other side was done.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J31
we put new air mass meter on from world pac. still had problems. vehicle ended up at the dealer. they said they found a vacuum line off of egr valve, and said they had to put new airmass meter on it. ran fine after that. thanks for all your responses Trouble codes: P0170.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on, ESP/ABS/BAS fail VIN: WDBRF64J61
Greetings. The Mercedes C320 is fixed and has gotten its inspection sticker. Thank you for the many quality responses. The fix was to replace the MAF sensor as almost all of the responses suggested. When P0170 & P0173 codes are stored ("Fuel trim malfunctio... Trouble codes: P0170 (Mixture adapt. at limit at Idle Bank 1), P0173 (Mixture adapt. at limit at Idle Bank 2).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L intermittent tapping VIN: WDBRN47J82
Thanks again all- Wednesday morning we replaced the canister purge valve- that was the only thing electrical in the area and since the noise happened after stopping for almost a minute it seemed the most logical thing to do. I replaced it and performed numerou...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L ac button VIN: JA4MT31P4V
i appreciate the responses - looks like the switch is replaceable seperatly from the control unit (contrary to what i was told when i first tried to get information out of mitsubishi!) and it is quite simple. the part is on order - and i'm pretty confident ...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
hey guys i found the problem and thanks for all the help but it turned out to be wiring problem created by the alarm company that installed in aftermarket alarm and stereo system and cut the wrong wires.
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L engine VIN: 3N1AB51D12
Replies indicated that catalyst damage is common caused by ecm calibration, and as a result the catalyst material is drawn back into the cylinders, destroying the rings. The local dealer provided no assistance offer, but after contacting Nissan's customer lin...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E31
Thanks for all of your help reflashing the pcm fixed this car. next time I see this problem we will replace the egr and reflash the pcm Trouble codes: P1404.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12E7Y
Iatn post was posted prior to vehicle arrival since this car has been a long standing headache here. Codes always have been P0300 misfire, this time new code P0206 injector 6 control circuit. Injectors are not easily accessible on this model. Connected noide l... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WK52J21
Thanks to everyone..Max from Ohio sent me searching.After a lot of checking I finally caught the TRAC light would come on once in a while when this happened.Took the fuse for the abs out over nite and it hasn,t done it since I reinstalled it.I assume at some p...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZH1271X
Thanks for all the help. Sorry it took so long to close this post. I wanted to wait acouple of days after the cusromer picked up the car to make sure it was fixed. I went back and started to move things around like the coil packs, injectors and spark plugs. Af... Trouble codes: P0302.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L moaning noise VIN: 4T4RN67D3H
When we first looked at this vehicle, the customer had a oil leak at the valve cover. when we replaced the valve cover gasket, cleaned the v/c in our parts washer. To make a long story short, the noise has not returned. I am thinking that the pcv system has so...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRC81H3R
Thanks to all that replied.Most of you said that the crank code KOEO will be there sure enough KOER no code.I was hesitant to install crank sensor on theory only especially because of price.I looked at fuel pump pattern it starting to flatten out it pulls 9amp... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed sensor g-28).
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