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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Surge VIN: JH4KA7676R
hi guys, i have one that came from a different shop because of a tranny problem. the customer had tranny replace because they had no 4th gear. after replacement the vehicle now on decel will surge from 60mph down to 30 mph then surge goes away. i graphed the t...
2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42441
2000 acura tl3.2 codes p0303 p0305 p0306 coils test good injectors good , fuel pressure ok, 5 gas are hc 6ppm no 0ppm co o.oo% co2 14.3 % o2 o.o car runs good then starts to stumbl but no missfire Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0306 (misfire cyl 6), P0300 (random cyl misfire)
2003 Acura MDX 3.5L No Start VIN: JHNYD186X3
customer complaint is "intermittent crank / no start after hot soak " . vehicle can go 1 - 2 weeks without problem . then happens 1 -2 times a day . customer states that when vehicle will not start after cranking . he waits a couple minutes and cranks with foo...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, "Shudder/Miss" VIN: WAUGD28D8X
Following the recent tuneup work and misfire code car came back with slight shudder/miss feel to it. Occurs mainly under light load, light throttle cruising around 50 mph. Feels like you're hitting expansion joints on a concrete road. No codes being thrown, al...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cam timing belt VIN: WAUED54B8Y
im gonna shoot this car, it all started when we pulled engine and replaced turbos (twice because of faulty parts)also replaced clutch assembly and water pump/timing belt and components at same time. now vehicle exhibits a timing belt rub only untill engine get...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. iatn is the best thing happening right now. I got this audi running with a knock after warm up and over heating bad. It is an original owner well maint. etc. It originally had code p0012 when it came in. Make a long... Trouble codes: P0012
2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E82
hello, i bought a used radio for this car but it is locked, i have the radio number and the vin, if someone could give me the code i would appreciate it very much, thanks vin is [...]
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L ride control VIN: VBAAB6408G
i'm at my witts end. cannot figure out why my e30 vibrates. no vibration from 0-39 mph , from 40-49 acute vibration, but can hardly feel in steering wheel. from 49-70 vibration still exist, but not as harsh. this condition exist at all conditions; vehicle in d...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB12L15
heres the rest of the codes p0571 trac control pwm link, p1629 , passkey ll crank error,1630 system volts high/low .these are all in the history its charging @ 14.6 .there have been other codes that come and go .The car starts good runs mostly good .It will su... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P0137, P0140, P0341, P0502
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
hesitation/surge upon initial accel, o2 sensors drop to below 30 & when jumps up to 800 momentarily runs ok - this happens a couple times a second - runs good under wot - had history map & egr codes- disconnected egr & still had same concern. unplugged #1 o2 t...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19XX2
Vehicle will not start up again...has spark, fuel pressure good. When cold, will try to start, rough idle and dies immediately. Only code comes up is PO101...tried a reman. MAF , problem still same. tried wiggling and jiggling wires,no good...sure some of you ... Trouble codes: P0101
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32GX3
I was brought into this repair by my brother who is a GM tech. with about 2 decades of experience. The car can be made to misfire in the bay by power braking. Power balance test revealed cyl. #2 was a consistent misfire. The misfire starts at about 1400 RPM. A... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L engine VIN: 2C4GP44R65
this van has a rattleing noise that sounds like a bad idler or tensioner. i can remove the belt and the noise is still there. could it be a lifter or cam bearing? i really don't want to tear into this engine if at all possible. thanks john
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R1W
Need some help with this dodge! Customer states that the cooling fans would stay on all the time,she took it to another shop and they told her they put in an engine control module and it fried. They installed the old ECM and she has the van towed to us. I get ...
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L Torque Convertor VIN: 1B4HR28Y1Y
The t/conv, will shudder mainly in 3rd gear(with o/d off) after the conv. engages, and then accelerate moderatly from 35 thru to 55 mph worse when going up hill. I have been trying to figure this one out for 3 weeks now. I thought it was the front clutch causi...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on, po456 VIN: 1B3EL46R62
Getting code po456 small evap leak [ checked with friend at dealer --- he asked how many cars we want with this code it seems to be a problem they do not have a fix for it Trouble codes: P0456
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R52
this car came from another shop,which installed a used engine. when we got it the check engine light was on and the rev-limiter kicked in at 2400 rpm's even when driving scoped the cam and crank sensors...ok it stalls or is hard to start then it rums fine ti... Trouble codes: P0344
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L brakes? VIN: 2B3HD46R32
car came in about 3 weeks ago with vibration when hot..test drove 35 miles and felt vibes,car hard to accel.limped back to shop and found both front calipers locked up.. replaced cal/rotors/pads/hoses drove for 3 days(100 miles),no problems..car came in yester...
2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L guages VIN: 1B3ES26C25
Members, thanks for any help in advance! Our customers complaint was having the fuel and temp gauges go to max while at the same time the speedometer would drop to zero. condition would duplicate only if vehicle had sat for more than thirty minutes. Once start...
1985 Fiat X1/9 1.5L Valve adjustment VIN: ZBBBS00A9G
Does anyone have a valve shim removal/installation tool for one of these gathering dust that they would like to part with? I'm willing to pay a fair price. Alternatively does anyone know where I can get one? I've already tried Difatta Bros., International A...
1989 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP41A4K
Will on occasion start for 3 seconds, then die. Will run if spraying starting fluid in TB. Has good fuel pressure and spark. We ran several tests, talked to local ford dealer, then tried a computer. Other than 2 or 3 flickers when you first start to crank, we ...
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP41E2L
Hi I am new to this and this will be my 1st time for asking help. I have a 1990 ford mustang in the shop that idles poorly. we checked the plugs and wires-all ok, pulled codes on it and get HEGO codes. We checked the wiring and they have voltage and it seems n... Trouble codes: 41 (hego sensor ckt indicates lean no hego switching detected), 91 (hego sensor indicates lean front left no hego switching detected)
1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Surge, IDLES UP VIN: 1FTFS24H6N
Ok this unit came in with dead alt/batt. Whgen drove into shop would idle up to around 1300-1400 rpm. figuring it may have something to do with low voltage repaired electrical system first. At first had no more idle up with brake pedal. It has no cruise vacuum... Trouble codes: 412 (koer cannot control rpm during high rpm check), 172 (koer hego indicate system lean), 411 (koer cannot control rpm during low rpm check)
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1FTCR10A2N
Hi This costumer complains of lack of power due to the timing belt jumped a couple of theeth. It ocurred him sometime ago two times and the solution they find was simply buy a generic belt and install it. This time I want to buy the original part and check a...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
Hey Guys,, need some help this this 94 E40D.. I've built a fair amount of these with no issues till 'now' when I need this truck to go to auction and quick!! History is,, it's a fairly low mileage Ford Reman. unit that Ford 'forgot' to install the snap ring o...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FDLF47F1V
2 mos ago cust complained of shifting funny having to pull the shifter down to first to have it shift right. and every time i checked it it shifted fine no problems no codes.then he calls me and truck breaks down towed in won't move.pull trans and tranny guy s...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Lock cylinder VIN: 1FAFP45X8W
The lock cylinder will not turn to the "off" posotion. I removed the cylinder and it will turn to all positions freely. So I pulled the center consoleand jumpered the two wires from the shifter and it still will not release. Where to next?
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L stalls with no start VIN: 1FTZX1724Y
ok i hope someone has seen this or experienced this in the past. it is a 2000 ford f 150 with a 4.2 six cylinder manual trans. roll back brought to me with a complant that it died and would not start back. has had a problem with it just quiting going down road...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
This one has been to the dealer 3 times & they cant do anything with it.Before I jump on it I wanted to see if anyone has lived this nightmare before me. this thing runs so rough it has broken the exhaust pipe twice.no check engine light. seems to smooth out a...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F61
Friends of the trade, I'm in a little over my head This being my first 7.3. Fortunatley the owner is more concerned with my not repalcing unneeded parts than he is in a hurry to get'er running. He also knows this is my first one and that I'm not that familiar ... Trouble codes: P0670
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36P92
Hi everyone. Got this Focus with a system lean code (po171). Have cleaned injectors and mass ,replaced fuel filter and code still comes back. Fuel pressure is 40 psi. Speci. is 35 - 60. Seems to drive good. O2 is switching fine. Am I to low on the fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power door locks VIN: 1FAFP34P13
we did some basic checks,everything seems ok ???. we found no tsb on this problem.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMSU41P73
Customer complained of intermittant miss, but only after vehicle was warmed up. Sometimes he can drive it all day and never experience a problem. Test drove and after about 10 miles sure enough, it was missing like a gas engine with bad plug wires. Idling and ... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf), P0341 (cmp), P0402 (egr), P0404 (egr), P0405 (egr)
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR45EX4
Mil NOT ON, however P0122 code exists. Idle suffers and sometimes stalls. From the data I have obtained voltage should be around .5 at closed throttle and 5 volts at WOT. I loosened the tp sensor mounting bolts to obtain an adjustment from it's position to bri... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor Low Input)
2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L suspension VIN: 1FAFP36N36
ok, at first test drive this one seemed really easy. makes a noise only when turning left and going up a steep driveway entrance. cannot get to happen in shop and will not happen any other way but turning left. i have checked just about everything on this car....
1989 GMC V3500 7.4L high idle VIN: 1GTHV33N7K
If you start vehicle and let sit and idle everything is ok, runs normal. Put vehicle in drive or reverse and the iac goe to full open 140-145. It takes a few seconds to climb to full open. this action puts the idle at 1700 rpm when put back into park. some tim...
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS19W9T
Well heres another one. Truck came in with complaint of no power missing,ect. Plugs ,cap,rotor had been previously changed. Owner also says he has had to replace several coil wires and the injectors. I found the converter to be totally fallen apart inside and ... Trouble codes: P0147
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122W
customers complaint was mil on and runs rough sometimes. found p0171 present. the fist step in diag is to check fuel pressure. disconected vacume line from reg. and pinched return line should be 38-46 is 85 then checked all conected and should be 28-36 is 45. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel metering too lean)
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Variable Cam Timing VIN: 1HCG5644XA
Posting for another shop. Vehicle was "repaired" for surging and jerking condition at local Honda Dealer service center. Customer was assured that replacing the variable cam rocker assembly and sensor would correct the problem. When the repair was complete an...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Conv. top VIN: SAJJA42CXY
This time, the car came in for its 50,000 mi. service, and the owner said the top was not working again. Sure enough, the reservoir was down to no visible fluid. I filled the reservoir, but this time, there is no pump activity at all. I have checked the fuses,...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ride control VIN: 1J4GZ58S3P
has a very violent shake worse at high speed, or when you hit a light bump in the road or overpass. i have installed new track bar and control arm bushings. ball joints and tie rod ends are tight. no loose fornt end parts. in the past new bushings and tack bar...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SALJY1249T
Mitchell and Alldata don't have a bunch of info on this truck. Truck will cut out and misfire like crazy after 1500 rpm after running for a few minutes. Seems to run OK on cold start, but only for a very short length of time. The codes relate to the misfire a... Trouble codes: P1316 (p1314-), P1314
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L cylinder head
I work at a Toyota dealership and I have no information on this vehicle. I need the cylinder head bolt torque spec./ tightening procedure. I have a set of new bolts. I apologize for skipping just about every prerequisite for making a help request post. Thank y...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245Y
runns good down the road but is slightly rough at idle was worse before did plugs wires and induction service, scan data we had dead right side o2 sensor, and mass air flow reading @ 7 should be 4-5 have been in contact with identafix, we are to the point of p... Trouble codes: P0305
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Steering VIN: JTJHF10U61
Hi: We have a lexus RX300 that has intermittent power steering assist. We checked the steering shaft for binding, ok, flushed the power steering system and blead it. It was good for two weeks and then customer came back. It was working again when we checked i...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L shifting VIN: JM1NA3517L
car will creep forward at stop signs,have to shift to neutral to stay still,then can not shift back into first or reverse.when starting it will intermitantly it will lurch foward or back depending on gear it is in,other times seams to work fine.not a trans. ma...
1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1B6226XP
We have this Mazda Protege in the shop and it will sometimes die out or stumble badly on accel. If we baby it and accelerate easily it will run. When it arrived it had a broken air inlet tube and would die out on accel at all times. We replaced the tube and it... Trouble codes: 34 (IAC solenoid valve)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA36E0P
The check engine light come on with the key off or out. The battery will then drain. We have replaced the fuel injection wire harness on the engine because the insulation was desintegrating. We have replaced the ea/cc/isc control unit because there were variou...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Automatic operation VIN: WDBSK75FX5
Posting for the tech next to me. We're in a GM dealership so service information is limited to Alldata. Retractable roof doesn't work in the manner described in owners manual. With rollbar in full up position, lifting the roof switch, the decklid opens and we ...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MECM75W8N
Based on the above, and past experience, we replaced the MAF, no change, still stalls and hesitates! If we remove the air inlet from the MAF, it smoothes out!!! HELP!!!
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y5W
Came in with this code and we ordered an EGR kit from Mitsubishi (it is a Chrysler part) and installed. Still had code. Mitchell says to remove ECM plug and turn on ignition and if you have 12 volts at the #40 (red/blue) wire, the ECM is bad. So we got an ECM ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Solenoid shorted or open)
1971 Nissan 240z 2.4L parking brake cable. VIN: HLS3028272
First time in 40 years I have seen this. The parking brake cable caught on fire and melted most of the insulation off. This is a one piece cable that runs from both rear wheels to the hand brake asm. I see no way for the cables to catch fire it does not come c...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Hey Guys, Car came in with check engine light on codes for o2 and absolute pressure sensor - diagnosed faulty o2 and replaced - pressure sensor vac. hose kinked so straightened and cleared light. Started car and no light. Shut car off and restarted later to ba... Trouble codes: 105 (absolute pressure sensor), 1464 (fuel level sensor or circuit)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A11
This vehicle showed up from the local transmission shop with a"stalled onthe lift while we were refilling the transmission and will not restart". Cranking compression was 145 psi in front three cylinders and cranking rythmn sounds ok. No cranking vacum was rec...
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L window VIN: 1N4AL21E77
hello,nissan tech i currentlly have nissan altima from body shop. they replace right rear door.after that front driver/passanger window have no auto function.i do not have service infomation. do we to perform reinitialize(relean) ? thanks for early reply.
1987 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G3CW5131H
Hello everyone. I have been messing with this vehicle whenever. When you start it, for the first time of the day, it will run 2 minutes, 5 minutes, whatever, it will shut off immediately, then you can restart it and it runs good. It doesnt idle the smoothest. ...
1990 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L 3-4 abort VIN: 3P3XA4634M
unit had broken od snap ring. overhauled unit. no 4th gear. tries to shift 3 times and aborts.code 46 4th gear abort. removed and checked trans and no obvious problems found. checked input and output sensors reading fine. cv lr-58, 2-4 54,od 81,ud 44.not sure ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L oil leaks VIN: 1G2NE52T4W
This 2.4 has leak around timing cover and has leaks coming from cam housing, and have off waiting for oem seals, looking for tips on job? Are lifters marked for exhaust and intake and other things I need to know?
1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Injector wire connectors VIN: JT4RN62S9H
Hello everyone. Vehicle came to shop minus the engine...customer had it removed by a "friend" and then had engine rebuilt and brought all parts to me for final assembly and installation. Problem is that the wire connector ends are damaged/broken in several ar...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
To all; I Have this sienna that came in for a vibration at highway speeds above 55 mph. At first test drive feels just like a bad tire vibration. Several other shops have tried to fix this car already. A tire shop replaced 2 tires and the gas station around th...

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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33461
thanks every one taking the time to respond,I decided to replace spark plugs,pcv system and all connecting hoses and tube from dip sitck pipe.so far I have had no problems customer to drive and repaort(I wish this customer did not run vehicle low on gas all th... Trouble codes: P1346 (cylinder miss during start up), P0174 (both banks lean), P1342, P0300 (random miss), P1351 (number 5 miss), P1344 (number 2 miss).
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14Z4L
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GNGK26FXS
Thanks for all of the help guys. We found out from the customer after we started to diagnose the vehicle that it was actually covered under another shops warranty so..we never did find out what the real problem was. Maybe we will find out from the customer wha... Trouble codes: 0017 (high resolution circuit), 0018 (cam reference pulse), 0035 (injector pulse width short), 0065 (accelerator position 3 sensor range fault).
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Misfire, MISS FIRES IN DRIVE VIN: 1G1BL52P9S
Thanks to all.I change the comp and the engine stoped poping.Then found the #3 was not firing.Changed the wire and still no spark coming out of the dis.For the guy who said why the job wasn't done properly.This engine was put together by a so called certified ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
Thanks for all the information that I received. After cleaning all grounds in engine compartment and the one in the rear D-pillar area, installing good solid battery and tracing circuits down and checking connections I was unable to cause a change in the probl...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L coolant temperature gauge VIN: 1GNDX03E41
well it seems these cars have very inaccurate gauges. we have had several since and they all act erratic. i am closing repair. thank you all for replying it is nice to have you all on my side. T...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starter signal VIN: 2G1WF55E82
After more testing. I found there were no codes in the BCM but It was not talking to the PCM. Replaced and programmed new BCM and all is great. Thanks for all the help with this problem.
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDV03E62
Thank you to all who replied. Yes most of you were right on. There is no way for a intake manifold gasket to pass coolant straight into the combution chamber. It has to either be a head gasket or head. Thankfully for the customer it was just the gasket. After ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L evaporator VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
Found the last nut behind the expansion valve, removed valve and its right there. thanks for the bail out!
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L front power windows VIN: 3A4FY58B07
thanks for the help. I was thrown off by the car being fairly new. After looking at the wiring diagram I noticed that both front windows share a module intergrated into the master power switch. Replace the switch all windows work fine
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7MC3369W
Most of the replies said to replace it based on the code p-0606 and they were right on as for the replies to the update 3 said it could be replaced with used as long as vehicle was equiped the same and they were right and it didnt require any programing as it ... Trouble codes: P0606, P1698.
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B6MF3654X
Thanks for all the replies. This was quite interesting some of you suggested a shorted clock spring. I disconnected the clock spring and the problem was still there. Some also suggested that there has to be a stray voltage. I rechecked all inputs to the comput... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps voltage stuck high).
2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L check gauge light on VIN: 1D7HG38N13
after checking all sensor relating to gauge operation i disconected the battery for 20 mins and reconected it and the "CHECK GAUGES " light is no longer lit, ran truck for a hour and road tested and no light. cust did say regarding the mouse problem that it ha...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Evaporator VIN: 3D7ML48C36
Refiferant was at the proper level, so I flushed the system and replaced the liquid line again. So far so good I will wait and see. Have a great weekend.
1995 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L High Idle
Thanks for all the the replies, but only one got it right. The problem turned out to be an overadvanced timing on one cam from a slipped belt. Customer did not want to pay for repair, but I did get my diagnostic time from him. The can was the opposite cam fr...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU24X3P
Once again, thanks for the help. I've checked all the bushings and steering components for loose or worn parts. I've rechecked and rebalanced all the wheels. I tried the hose clamp on the driveshaft, it only made a new out of balance problem. I did read the Fo...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
Thanks guys, Rolfe [...] was correct in that the pulley is not a pressed fit. I borrowed a large 3 jaw puller and it came right off. There was very little tension after it broke loose. The Engine turned out to be an 89 model, and it did not have any provisi...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Thanks for all the good ideas. We had a local trans rebuilder listen to the noise, and he had seen this very problem before!! He explained that the transfer case is slipping a tooth on the slider and going into "neutral" for a split second!! The slider gets we...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
Hey thanks for all the advice, just to fill you in on the repair it ended up being the ipr on the back of the pump, I also replaced the icp only because it was leaking oil. Also alldata has some great procerders on how to test this stuff without just geussing ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L4Y
Ok. I know that the Passive AntiTheft system is at the root of the problem. The client and I decided to take a stab at the key transponder. I replaced it, reprogrammed all of the keys and released the vehicle. It has been two weeks since and they have not expe...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L12
Sorry for taking so long. Customer needed vehicle and has not rescheduled a new appointment yet. I tried a last minute test with mode 6 but truck didn't miss at that point so I am still unsure what the problem is. I will close for now and try to update later o...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21243
I did end up fixing this truck I put an O2 in for the two O2 codes,and lean(even though its not coming). But as far as software issue,I had to be the truck.I tried a few differnt scan to with the same result. Trouble codes: P1131 (Lack of HO2S-1-1 lean), P1132 (Lack of HO2S-1-1 Rich), P0171 (Lean bank 1).
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FDXF46P23
the fix was the high pressure pump had lost a check ball on the side. this was allowing the low pressure oil to not build up. it does, however allow flow to the reservoir for the high pressure pump to at least get enough oil in it, which gave it decent icp dur...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FTNXZ21P6
Hello, Thank you for all the advice. We started by replacing the oil pressure relief valve and spring ... still had the problem. Next we took off the engine oil cooler and tested for a restriction, but it was free flowing. We found no reason for the excessi... Trouble codes: P2290 (IPR pressure low).
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHLRD18781
Thank you all, we adjusted the valves on the loose side of specs, took care of problem. Thanks again!!! Elden
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J64H28503
Well we can close the book on this one-as most suggested a proper oil change w/5W20 and a premium filter did the trick!I should point out that the oil change on this thing was only done 3000K ago[backyard]with 10W30 and Fram filter.This info came to me well af... Trouble codes: P2646 (Low signal oil pressure switchVTEC).
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Shift Lock
Thanks for all the replies. After going back and checking everything again I sent the customer to the Dealer as the ECU was still under warranty. Sure enough that's what it was, and he got it done under warranty. Thanks again for the help.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
The customer pulled the plug before we could solve this mystery-it's headed to the scrap yard. What I can tell you is this: The scan tool displayed an ECU voltage of 17.9 volts when the vehicle would run normally with plenty of spark advance. The displayed ... Trouble codes: P0141, P0132 (O2 Signal high bank 1 Sensor 1), P0562 (System voltage low).
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L transfer box VIN: KMHSC81DDR
thanks for replying to my previous post but unfortunately i did not locate any transfer box for this vehicle it is still here at the shop. thanks again for your reply has to close this one
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2J4FY29SXN
hello, i thought i had put in that it had no egr and non adjustable timing im sorry, anyway had great replies as always, walked away from this thing for a little while, and when i came back to it and was looking at it i noticed the 02 sensor was located in the...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KNDJC73323
Kia fixed - Customer very happy. Yes it was indeed the crankshaft position sensor. In our experience, cutting out with the accompanying loss of tachometer signal, usually relates in some way to the sensor. Special thanks to Shawn, David and Rick for taking tim...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBCA24D9L
Thank you all gentlemen for your input but, due to the high possible labour time and eventual parts involved ( price wise that is ) customer decided car can be driven without this option. Won't want to pay for labor to check wiring harness or to re+re actuator...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33403
Thanks for all the post. I ended up using a fluid evacuator and dispenser, similiar to a gardan sprayer. I also had to build my own fitting to put into the gearbox. The fluid was slow going in but it eventually went in. Yes I did use the correct fluid. We...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L noise VIN: 1N4BL11D93
thanks to the 6 techs who responded. all said the same thing... replace the fuel rail dampner. this was the fix. strange thing was that if you placed your hand on this dampner the vibration was not felt as strongly as it was where the fuel lines attach near ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Thanks to all the replies and this car is fixed . The shop that did the timing chain had it off a tooth.We jumped into it after i compared an 03 cam and crank waveform known good car to mine. It was off on the Intake cam one tooth. Alot of things got cleared u...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
This one is down the road with 12 new intake valves. The original problem with the timing belt seems to have been taken care of with another SKF tensioner and new belt. Several inquiries to various parts distributors showed no had warranteed any of these...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1285V
Thanks to all those who responded. I neglected to mention that I had already tested resistance on the EGR valve position sensor and it was right at 4300 ohms. I took the advice of many of the people that responded and replaced the valve because of the diffe... Trouble codes: P1410 (EGR Valve position sensor circuit malfunction).
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Cruise control VIN: 4TAWN72N9X
Hi all, After a couple of visits, customer is satisfied. Most posts said to adjust slack in cable. We adjusted to 1/4 " free play. Small change. Steve said to pull cover and reset dip switches. We pulled cover but found no dip switches on this model. Customer ...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L calipers VIN: JTEHF21A93
Thanks for all the replies. The customer didn't have the same concerns about the pedal as we did... As mentioned it the post the rear rotors were rusted. As it turns out the right rear caliper was frozen solid. We put on new loaded calipers w/mounts and new ...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA8757K
Thanks to all who responded. For those of you who mentioned an air leak post turbo, thats what it was. The turbo to intercooler hose had a soft spot on the underside which balooned out and leaked at high rpm. We replaced the hose and tested the vehicke for emi...
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