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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUED64B21
This is my Audi from hell. It has a trans code 17146 P0762 Solenoid valve three shorted to plus. I took trans pan down and ohmed all solenoids looking for the odd one. They all checked the same. My wiring diagrams do not match the colors in the trans. So I can...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L a/c and cooling fan VIN: WAULT64B12
Greetings to all and many thanks in advance! When you turn the a/c on this vehicle, after aprox. 20 minutes, vehicle overheats and cooling and a/c fan stop working. Have spent a long time checking this system over... checked all fuses. All fuses checked fine....
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fuel pump VIN: WBABB2312L
Vehicle intermitantly doesn't start. Fuel pump not being turned on. Motronic module not grounding fuel pump relay. All powers and grounds ok. No volt. drop between relay and Motronic. Can jump relay and vihicle starts right up. What computer inputs should be c...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights VIN: WBAHD63285
we have a 1995 bmw 525i here that has a headlight problem . they work for about the first 2 minutes and then they go out . i would assume the problem is the dimmer or headlight switch but I am not very knowledgeable with german cars . 99 percent of what we wor...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8346Y
sorry for the long post, but i want to give as much info as possible, this vehicle came to us from a dealership for a prepurchase inspection, we found codes for misfire and an oil fouled plug in cyc 8, we expressed our concern to the customer who went and boug...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Stall VIN: WBSBR93413
Hi there, What we have here is a case of the Audi guy trying to figure out a BMW. When this car is warm it wants to stall when you come to a stop. Either the RPM's drop to about 500 and it recovers or it actually stalls. Happens often. There are no codes, I...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L abs light VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
used car lot vehicle. No history. Service vehicle soon, abs, & traction control lights on. Have car now to the point where lights stay off when car is started and they will not come back on until car is shifted from park to drive or reverse. If I go quickly fr...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K6X
Hello everyone, It will die at stops or at idle in park or in gear, it just shuts off. Otherwise it run great. 1st as a favor I replaced the crank sensor after hours for my friend because he said he already checked the basics... 2nd I saw the 18X and the 3X s...
2005 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L lights & gauges VIN: 5GADT13S95
we have two rainers the will intermitently loose gauges and the lights will dim. the charge gauge fluctuates. unfortunately it,s so intermittent we have not been able to duplicate to diaganose.the vehicles never die according to cust.then all of a sudden every...
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5290R
This is very low milage one owner car. It belongs to a 89 year old widow & it only gets driven once a week for about 6 miles. The only complaint is servce engine light is on with these 2 codes. Car runs great otherwise. She said it backfired yesterday 1 time. ... Trouble codes: P0025, P0041
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Control Head VIN: 1GYEK13R1X
After 20 to 30 minutes of drive time with AC on (AC button and recirc buttons pushed on and light up, compressor cycling) AC portion of control head fails, AC and recirc button LED's turn off , mode select air diverts to floor, compressor not running, (blitzed...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs & traction lights VIN: 1G6KD54Y61
Hey guys got a real stumper here. Another facility diagnosed this as a bad ECBM, customer brought this vehicle here with the paper work from a Cadillac dealer. We replaced the ECBM & flashed the ECBM. Now after all the programming we have codes C1248 EBCM Turn...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L vent tempature VIN: 3GNEC16R6X
I need some advice here.When I checked the A/C out on this suburban It had no freon in the system due to a leaking compressor.I replaced the compressor with a brand new Delphi unit,drier and orphis tube.I added 8 0z of pag oil pulled a vacuum for 45 min and ch...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNCT18W3X
Hello fellow Techs. I have this Blazer that cuts out on accel. It does it only for a second and it is intermittent. No codes are present. has a new oem cap and rotor, plugs and wires. Fuel pressure over 60 psi on accel. I have monitored both the crank and cam ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E8Y
Good day fellow technicians, We are having trouble with this 2000 Venture. It has a symtom of fuel starvation under load. It runs great unless you accelerate and it struggles with fuel starvation. First visit for this problem, we replaced the fuel pump(delco) ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23151
The customer let his relatives from out of town borrow his truck. They stopped to refuel and put regular gas in the truck. I completly drained all fuel from the tank and wiped it dry. Put 9.5 gallons of diesel fuel and filled new filter with fuel. I have doubl...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T63
This vehicle came in 3 months ago with a po300 and 420 code. We replaced the plugs and wires. Did an injector service. We also installed a new converter assembly. We checked the misfire monitor on the scantool and all looked well. Recently the customer came ba... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Ignition switch cylinder VIN: 2CNDL73F45
Hello fellow techs, I need help. After performing a PA State safety inspection- vehicle need front brakes- installed- needed r/s headlight bulb- installed & changed oil & filter--- After test driving vehicle- pulled into parking spot & turned off ignition-- k...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2C3HD56T9T
Need help figuring this one out. Customer bought this from a friend. Seems this friend is a shade tree mechanic. Car starts up great but has a rough idle and no service engine light on. I scanned it and found that the left bank stays rich and the L-ST and L-...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 1C4GP64L9V
Intermittently this van will not start (usually in warmer weather after driving 15-30 min.). Cranks ok. Intermittent start and die. PCM data shows vehicle theft system is shutting off fuel. I was told the likely cause was a faulty instrument cluster (thanks to...
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L drivers door window VIN: 2C3JA63H45
vehicle came in with drivers door window working but it will olny roll up or down about 3 inches at a time and stops, then hitting the switch again it will roll approx another three inches. it has the auto up and auto down features and had a code b1859 stored ...
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L window VIN: 2C3JA53G25
r/f power window drops in 1" increments!! got a client coming in from out of town on Saturday (car was sold by local dealer), the right front window has one touch but only drops in small increments-even if button held down. hoping I my get some advance tips, s...
1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Starts and stalls VIN: 1B3EJ56H8X
This car had the trans replaced by a backyard mechanic. Customer says they disconnected the battery when they did it. Now its in my lap was running before trans was done. It starts runs for about 2 seconds and stalls this will repeat as long as the battery hol...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
van came in.another shop replaced front pads,rear shoes & wheel cylinders,pedal goes all the way to the floor.will not pump up.i changed master and booster. did not help at all.with engine off good hard pedal,start engine goes to floor.i've bleed system severa...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L headliner VIN: 1D4GP24R96
the headliner on this van looks wrinkled and seems to be from water damage. this is the third headliner that will be replaced. the damaged areas are on the sides, above the A, B, C, pillars from front to back. removed headliner and water tested but no exterior...
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 ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L clutch hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR15XXP
how do we completely bleed the clutch slave cylinder- see message
1997 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTJW36H9V
Intermittently this truck will take off in 3rd gear from a stop. I monitored as much as my solus pro will monitor and I can't see any reason. I think it might be the Range sensor but not real sure. If you manually shift vehicle into first then accel, then shif...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNJLT05H0V
This vehicle came in with a erratic maf signal and a maf code and hardly running. It was replace with a used maf sensor. I seemed a little better but is still "black smoking". I am still getting an erratic maf signal at my skanner. Using my Vantage at the maf ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Lean
Other master tech in shop has been fighting codes for 5 weeks, now I'm taking a look at it for him what I've seen for the last 3 day's is that the fuel trim (long) is at B1 24-26% B2 is at 14-17% at idle baro is at 133-138mhz spec in denver is 144mhz baro is r... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Sys Bank 2 Lean)
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Timing chain noise VIN: 1FMZU24E7W
Hello everyone. I've got a 1998 Explorer that came in with a horrific engine noise. I narrowed it down to the timing chain area, very low on the cover. After removing the timing cover, it became very apparent that it was the balancing shaft tensioner that brok...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5145X
thanks in advance . we recieved this vehicle with the instrument cluster totally inop . we pulled the cluster & found the back was burnt .we replaced the cluster & reprogramed the cluster & replace the key . the cluster was totally operational for four days . ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, open loop VIN: 1FAFP55U3Y
vehicle runs rich with o2 sensors,all 4,hovering around .9v;with the computer in open loop.if a vacumn leak is created,o2 sensors become normal,computer goes to closed loop.map and mas sensors seem normal.we initially replaced the engine;it ran fine for 4 week...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDXE45FX3
This vehicle is a total dog on take off for the first few feet. Then when the turbo kicks in it will take off and run just like normal. The computer shows no codes. I have a few scanner reading I will post at the bottom of this page. You step on the pedal and ...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L a/c mode actuator VIN: 1FAHP25136
hello ford techs, i have an a/c flow problem, interm that i can not pinpoint. cust complains that sometimes while driving with the a/c on the air flow changes direction interm with out making any changes on the control head. also it will act up just idling in ...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Steering VIN: 1FNYU93Z36
Truck came in with power steering pressure hose leak- We replaced w/OE, regular repair, no problems. The hose was NOT a catasrophioc failure. Truck came back in (hook) fluid blown through pressure switch wires in pump. Again, repaired w/ OE, bled system (back ...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24W86
we have this e250 that will stall intermittently, kinda like it looses its idle program, if i catch it soon enoungh i can keep it from stalling by keeping my foot on the gas pedal(fly by wire system ) when i come to a stop. it will do it about every 5 or 10 ke...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK5286S
Customer stated the vehicle died at a stop and would not restart. (Engine was cold) Was towed in. We had Spark, Fuel, Injector pulse. We pulled the Cap and found the Coil Contact Pin (on the inside of the cap),, was collapsed, and had not been making good cont...
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GTEAK19S8
This truck has pulled 5th wheel trailers since new,always lots of pull until recently. Only Generic code was PO106.Under hard pull black smoke blackouts the highway behind and loosing MPH and RPM's. The turbo cuts out at 2200 RPM & cuts back in at 2000 RPM whi... Trouble codes: P0106
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W7V
Need help locating vent valve assembly Trouble codes: P0440 (evap problem)
1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary 2.2L latch VIN: 1HGCB7694P
door still wont open.Is there some trick here Im missing . Im about ready to cut the darn thing off with a sawsall. dont think the customer would appreceate that.Any help would be greatly appreceated. Al
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX624XW
Sometimes this car doesn't start in park. It always cranks, but there is no injection pulse. When I move shifting lever to neutral position it always starts. I did replace 2 micro-switches for park and neutral(bracket). The metal part was broken from neutral m... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in circuit failure), B1595 (interlock/other switch input failure), B1697 (unnown), U1041 (scpj1850 invalid or missing dataspeed), U1135 (scp invalid missing data for ignition switch/starter), U2012 (comunication bus error non scp)
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S6R
towed in with crank, no start, fuel pressure cranking 40 psi, not cranking 35 psi, has injector pulse, Snap on modis reads 160 RPM when cranking, fuses good, spark is good from coil to ground but not after distributer. No codes stored. performed needed tune up...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
This Jeep has a harmonic vibration between 1500rpm and 2000rpm. It is very noticable and the customer can't live with it. If anyone has heard of an updated balancer or a problem with the torque converter or flywheel any help would be appreciated. I have spent ...
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L right headlamp VIN: KNDMB23376
this vehicle has been in here several times for many headlamp replacements. finally, after i got a chance to look at the veh., i replaced the headlamp again, waited a few minuites and the headlamp went out. naturally i suspected a bad fuse or a bad connection....
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L speedometer VIN: JT8UF11E7M
aloha everyone, a buddy of mine ownes this car, i havent had the oppertunity to check it myself, (outter island) from the info i've got , spedo is intermittant and odo never works, simple enough , spedo head right, except tach is also not working and he thinks...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
Came back with, once warmed up drops out of overdrive. Has 3 codes p1744, po733,and po734. We have followed steps for checking engine performance. We have checked tps, vss, and neutural safety switch and not sure were else to go. Have been told possible valve ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D7M
Car came in with no upshift. Found governor gear broke. We replaced gear and now car wants to pull forward in rev and park. Linkage was checked and everthing appears ok. I know the valve body was dropped to replace the gear but not sure where this job went wro...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Temp Gauge VIN: WDBCA25DMA
I have this mercedes with an intermittently fluctuating temp gauge. I've narrowed it down to connector on back of cluster or cluster. What I need is a schematic for the the cluster specifically, which pin does what and what color wires connect to it. My fax # ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L lock up torq. VIN: WDBHA23G2W
this car has a intermitant no up shift 2-3 when it first come in had code po170 fuel trim and po715 a circuit turbine.after replacing the valvle body shifts fine.car comes back cust states duing the same thing. now we have code 110,135,148 i clear codes test d...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Vents VIN: 4JGAB75E72
Hello everyone, I have this ML and the vents are not working, I can use the X431 and move the vents and operate the blower motor, but the center dash vents do not get anything more then a small amount of wind coming out of it. A fellow tech thought it would b...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Water Pump VIN: JN1RZ26A5L
Hey guy's car came in with failed water pump (loose shaft) Customer states pump has already been replaced 2 times in the last 5000 miles at another shop, I installed new pump (not a reman), fan clutch, belt, and fan Blade, checked pulleys and belt tension & al...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Turbo VIN: JN10RGZ32U
Hi techs, Having this 300ZX here which needs the new turbo on the left bank.Need to know the replacement procedure - do I have to remove whole engine to do this ? Any useful tips or tricks ? Does the turbos fails often on these cars ? Recommended customer to r...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4B431D0V
vehicle came in from used car lot with a ses lamp on and dead skip. customer replaced plugs (ngk 1.01 mm gap),spark plug wires. we checked the vehicle fuel injectors ( noid light and spray has both),checked compression on all 4 cylinders @150 to 148 psi.(specs... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Communication With ABS VIN: 1N6ED26Y01
Problem When Checking Pinouts At Controller Found Their Was in Correct Location For DLC To Controller Connector
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L No Start VIN: 1JLKIJH353
Can somebody help me with this security system, i installed this motor on a project car (custom build) everithing worked great fro the first 10 min. then it would not fired back up, i realized i hade triped the security system. i am only using O.E control modu... Trouble codes: 1612 (nats malfunction)
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Stall, HARD START WHEN HOT VIN: YS3DF58K22
not strong on saabs, so if any saab techs can help on this one, car starts and runs great cold, after about 1/2 hour of drive time it will start to stall out at idle but not every time, but if you shut car off and let sit for about ten minutes it will not star...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
Thank you to the techs who have pointed me in the right direction on this repair so far. I have a Landcruiser that for the past 2 years has had a weird problem with a hesitation and lack of power. When the problem first came up, it was very intermittant and ha...
1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN81A6S
Vehicle came in 2 weeks ago with skip. Found #3 wire burnt thru on manifold. replaced cap rotor wires plugs with new. truck ran great. came back in last week. died on customer in city. cranked but no start. after sitting 1/2 hr started back up. ran rough for 1...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEWN72NX1
Hello This toyota truck is driving me crazy After warmed up it will blow black smoke at idle and idle very rough. When this is happening truck feels like it starts out in 2 gear. No codes are set. Fuel pressure checks ok Smoke test no leaks found. Alt and batt...

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L cylinder 2 VIN: WAUCB68D9W
I was sure that I had already closed this one but no matter. As almost all of you suggested it was the module. I was thrown off because it only affected 1 cylinder. Thanks again.
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Angle Sensor VIN: WAUED64B21
Thabks for the input guys. The fix tuned out to be a new clockspring. The steering coulumn was removed but the wheel was not turned the clockspring was not over extended but somehow it musy have been damaged in the repair. The login and coding I was using was ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33491
Thanks for your replies, but I was not able to fix this one due to customer inpatient. I did replace spark plugs, had bosc dubble platnum and they all felt loose when you shake them. Check for carbon tracks on coil pack and connectors as some suggested, none w... Trouble codes: P1345 (catalyst damaged).
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
OK, I know everyone wants to hear this. I tried the following resistors and it did not work: 2.2 ohm 25watt, 10 ohm 25 watt, and a 16 ohm 10 watt from a suspension place, this one should work on the 98 up's supposedly. What did fix this car was a part calle...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L block VIN: 2GCEC19H2P
thanks to Troy [...] , they educated me in the fact that the rockers depended on the head style if i used head that had a round opening for the push rods to go through, i needed a rocker that had a slotted valve end (vortech) if the...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L radio VIN: 1GNDX03E0Y
First and foremost, Thank You to everyone who responded with their suggestions. The customer purchased this vehicle from a relative and the relative still had a file on the vehicle and the code was written down. The previous owner saved the day! Thanks agai...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L 4-way switch VIN: 1G1ND52J22
found turn signal switch shorted internally. replaced switch. no more clicking noise. all lights ok.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Belt tensioner VIN: 1GNEC13Z22
I would like to thank to all of you great thecnicias,the information that you provided to me about replacing the compresor,was very accurate,althoug i was not able to fix this 2002 chevrolet tahoe (the reason is that the owner left to ARIZONA State ,he works...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, IDLES HIGH VIN: 1GNDXO3ED3
thanks guys for the quick response.tps was the problem on both vehicles.just had to wait for customer to respond back and let me know if vehicle was repaired.thanks again great help
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L suspension VIN: 3GNEK13T43
We have settled this animal down quite considerably with some new rubber! With a very bad shake like this we inspected and inspected the front end completely, shafts, u-joints, idler arms etc. None of these parts are worn, bent, damaged, or siezed. The tire...
2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52F34
Thanks to everyone, for the great info. The customer has taken the car at this time. I will re-open at a later data if it comes back, and let you know the fix!
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L encoder motor VIN: 1GNDT13S35
sorry it took so long to close, but I found out the tcase had been replaced 60,000km ago and am still waiting to see if gm will cover it under warranty, I had drained the case and found it was burnt, had a buddy check the serial # , found out about all the wor...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L oil pressure VIN: 1BE3J46X8W
Hello again all car is fixed, sorry I forgot to close. I tore down and removed oil pump, and checked clearances, and as mentioned in replies oil pump was bad. Replaced with new Melling oil pump and timing cover assy and all tested good. Cam bearings were no...
1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No oil pressure VIN: 2B4FP25B3W
Had a few offers assistance. I used the smoke machine through oil passages and found this to be inconclusive as there was smoke everywhere. I pressurized the passages with oil from a flushing can and found oil returning down drain holes. I concluded the oil wa...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45351
Thanks for all the replies, sorry for the delay wanted to be sure van was fixed. Filler neck tube was very rusty and leaking. Blocked off filler hoses and leak stopped, never able to see smoke or bubbles with soapy water. Replced and retested and leak gone. Trouble codes: P0456 (evap system small leak detected).
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2B8GP74LX2
Thanks for all of the replies. Some said to make shure to flush the system with ATF+4 (which we had done). Others suggested known leak problems with the hoses and p/s cooler. The system had no leaks and never looses fluid. The belt and tensioner were good. All...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Battery light VIN: 1D4GP25323
1st off ,thank you for all the replies. The fix was the re-flash from chrysler.Sorry I waited so long,but I and the customer wanted to be sure.Just for the record this is the 2nd time in the past year I've been biten by not properly looking,or following up on ...
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L a/c compressor and lines VIN: 2D4FV48105
well i found two things wrong with this magnum and not sure which was the actual fix. When the vehicle came in it only had two bolts on the A/C compressor but it required three. the low side manifold hose was also replaced because that is were we felt and hear...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L truck VIN: 3D7KS28C25
thanks for all of your suggestions. the noise eventually got louder and came back with a fuel knock/valve train type noise and a big whisle. up further inspection we found a broken bolt at the back of the manifold. the manifold was warped after removal (max...
1978 Ford F-250 7.5L Popps out carb VIN: F25JRO6491
Thanks to all that helped with my drivability concern! I told the customer what we had done at this point, and what we suggested. He said," I really would like a cam upgrade and a new timing gear drive set, lets start there". We did what he asked and no change...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
First off,, I'd like to thank everyone that replied to my request, your time is much appreciated.. Well,, here's where I stand on this truck and fix.. Being that this truck was scheduled to go to auction ASAP with other fleet units, I held it back for a few w...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Pinging VIN: 1FTDF15Y9S
Suggestions were good. Checked The EGR system and no open or sticking valves were found. Checked fuel pressure again. Checked ignition timing under load and it does not retard as it should. I have spent many hours looking for a knock sensor for this vehicl...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks for all of your suggestions. The fix was actually very simple and was found when I was doing the running commpression test on cylinder #1. I found the new spark plug I put in was dead never sparked. I had very good spark to the plug but a bad plug. I we... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Poor acceleration VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Enigne computer, done deal. Put in a used computer and all is well. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Thanks for all the suggestions. I grounded the lg/red wire and the dash indicator lit up. I did have a bad reman. I replaced the plug just to be sure at the same time and purchased another alternator from a different source and the problem was solved. Tha...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
thanks to all who replied. after going back over everything twice & talking to customer again I think we have a balance shaft issue. The more I looked at it a miss this violent has to be mechanical. Customer did not want to spend the money to verify. If he ret...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA514X1
I received a lot of replies on things I already did. This is a used vehicle and I'm running out of time. I took a shot at lifters and this did not fix it. The only place left is the timing chain area. I will tear into it over the next two weeks and if anyo...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L tim chain noise VIN: 1FMYU60E31
Thanks for the help on this one. We replaced both chain tensioners(left near water outlet, right accessed through rear of right fender well). This quieted the noise dramatically but we noted some residual noise. We advised the customer before repairs of the...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Stall, NO POWER VIN: 1FDAF56P93
Well i'm not going to get to fix this right now, company that owns truck is taking it to the dealer. I did find out pcm needs reflashed, as its way out of date. I had some good ideas given including, EGR problem, high pressure oil leak, or a pcm problem. I wou... Trouble codes: P0266, P2285.
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pilot brg VIN: 1FTYR10D64
Sorry for the delay in closing. The parts store has not brought it in yet for the fix-it's noisy but works ok. As Rolfe from North Carolina suggested I will be checking the trans line up dowels and also add a ground strap to as Phyllis from Indiana suggested. ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L cluster,radio, VIN: 1FTSS34LI4
Thanks Joe, you almost hit it .I found broken wires to the battery saver relay .Harness rubbing against the dash frame below cluster. Thanks again
2005 Ford E-150 Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11L85
Thanks for your help everyone. Ended up evap freezing up due to low pressure switch on drier. Now it cycles like it is supposed to. Once again thank you. Keep up the good replies.
1995 Geo Prizm 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: A2YY926493
After a big pain in the but. David from ontario hit it right on the head.aFTER MARKET COILS WONT WORK ON THESE CARS!!! Word of adviceyou can buy the coil cheaper from toyota than gm. Thanks for the help.
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R0X
Found that the fuel pressure wasn't enough.Replaced the pump and it started up.Found that the seal around the fuel spider was no good and replaced that also.Now the engine idles fine.Thanks guys you were a great help.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L signals VIN: UX3Z354571
thanks for all the help upon further checking i found this truck has a signal module / flasher & replaced & worked great thanks again for the help PAUL.
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCD5536S
Well guys, thank you for all of your replies. Technically the car is fixed even though we never swapped the engine. I have a feeling it is only a matter of time now before we will see this car again. She declined to replace the engine all together. When we...
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L manual trans VIN: 1HGEJ6129V
Thanks to all. The trans bearings were bad. I sent it to a friend and he rebuilt it. I am going to install tomorrow. I am confident that it is a fix. Apparently this is somewhat of a common problem on the Civics. Thanks again.
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2741S
Well, I think we have the problem mostly fixed. It still failed the emission test first time, but only on slightly high HC. CO is no longer an issue. The fix went like this: First I discovered a broken wire - the signal to the computer from one of the rear... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L blend door VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
Thanks for the great replies. You guy's were right there just isn't any short cuts on this job. Seems crazy ford has had this problem on all there trucks and jhaven't made it easier to service.
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D7R
all replies were good, most right on the money! we replaced the distributor, the car fine , and we made a new custermer, thanks for the help!
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