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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Climate Control VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Replaced A/C Control head for an unrelated problem. Once control head was replaced, got hot air from center vents and cold air from outside vents when A/C is turned on. "Scroll wheel" position on center vents has no effect. Mitchell and Alldata wiring diagrams...
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G4WS52M9V
loss of power on mid-range accell. the car ran fine with the maf reading 0g/s. i am looking for other possibilities. on light accell and heavy accell everything seems normal. noticed car has a hard time getting over 70 mph
2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L ac VIN: 2G4WY55J4Y
greetings to all,i have a buick century here that has dual climate control system,the drivers side gets nice and cold but the passenger side stays warm.i evacuated and recharged ac with correct amount of refridgegerant and it does the same thing.i went to the ...
2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L sir VIN: 5GAER237X8
Hello everyone, I've got a tough one here. The vehicle is a 2008 buick enclave. It came to me from a body shop after a collision repair.The sir light was on the dash. The air bags deployed,so I replaced the sdm and programed it through tis2web with a tech 2 sc...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L converter VIN: 1G6KD54YX2
ATTN cadillac guys. Vibration. The perverbial ever since came up. Now the vehicle has a vibration while driving and the converter is locked. The vibration seems to be around 42-48 MPH and around 1300-1500 RPM. We can get a vabration to occure in neutral in par...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GCDC14Z9J
vehicle was towed in customer complained of a backfire and the vehicle would not run after that.i checked for spark and there was none,replaced the ignition module and coil and the engine started.i test drove and the truck would not go over 3o mph and would no...
1993 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L engine VIN: 1GBHP32KOR
After engine replacement the owner came back with the complaint that the truck is using approximately a quart of oil every 1000 miles or so. At first we contributed it to break-in. Came in at approximately 8000 miles and spoke with vendor. They requested we re...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L poping sound VIN: 1G1BL52P9S
Hi Guys.Have a problem with this impala ss.I runs good but when you give it gas hard it popes out of the intake,but when you give it gas not too fast it is fine.It has a new cap and rotor,wires,and plugs look like new.at ilde the tps is .66,the iac is 0,the ai...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Surge, lack of power VIN: 1GNEK13R2W
this is the second time this vehicle has been back for this problem. customer states that after the vehicle has warmed up that it starts surging and has a lack of power (states that it can't get out of it's own way). the first time we had it, it would get warm...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Air Mix Actuator VIN: 1GNDT13W1W
Hi folks, this truck came in with the AC blowing hot air only. The control module says B0408 Temperature Control #1 (Main/Front) Circuit Malfunction and B0416 Temp control circuit high. With the actuator DISCONNECTED, I have about 4.5V on circuit 733 (the ligh...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 2G1WW12E6Y
I aquired this car from one of my customers.It needed an intake manifold gasket,cooling fan assy.& a radiator. It was more money than he was willing to spend so he sold the car to me since I have a teenager that will be needing a car in the near future. He men...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Cylinder Head VIN: 2CNBE13C61
I just want to start by thanking all who respond in advance. The customer brought this vehicle in and complained of coolant getting into the spark plug tubes. I first checked all of the tubes and found water contamination in all of the tubes but cylinder 3 did...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22G92
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on, and I found two codes. PO300 random misfire and PO420 catalyst efficiency bank 1. I found and repaired the vacuum leak on the pcv harness. I also found a dirty MAF sensor (K&N), I cleaned the sensing elements.... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio lighting VIN: 2G1WF52EX2
Radio display cuts out when interior light dimmer is turned to bright, flickers bright and dim when turning dimmer knob. Only the display cuts out, the lights behind the number keys and buttons remain constant as do the instrument display. Vehicle recently had...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEC19V12
pickup came in with check engine light and rough running. had a random missfire code and #6 cylinder didn't seem to want to balance. spark plugs were replaced and motorvac done. customer drove for a week and came back saying it still did not idle well and chec...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L ignition switch VIN: 1G1NE52J92
I had to drill out the tumbler on this Malibu, as the key all of the sudden would not turn. I got a tumbler, with 2 keys from Carquest. After installing the new tumbler, the car started once and died; now no start. The red "theft system" light blinks on the da...
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCCT19X23
Install new gasket on intake and can not get distirbutor timing set it has a poor idle... and no power lined up timing marks correctly...the books and manuals say no timing adjustments... their is no codes no vaccum leaks me just stumped... any chevy fans than...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35U43
Hey Gm fans got a good one here, this 2003 g-van has a miss tech2 says number 6 cyl, fuel pressure ok, we have swaped ignition coils, fuel injectors, checked fuel rail for debries, none replaced upper intake gaskets, have spark and injector pulse at cyl 6 vacu... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L pump VIN: 2C8GP64L13
customer came in complaining of a power steering pump noise. First installed a reman pump from an aftermarket supplier. Vehicle came back making the same noise, only worse. Then installed a dealer part. Both times, the system was bled of air using a vacuum pum...
2004 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3HD36MX4
hey guys, have this concorde that will overheat after driving for 15-20 minutes. the lower hose is cool to touch while upper hose is hot. car originally came in for water pump leak. seemed to have a hard time purging air from system. have replaced thermostat a...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L manual transmission VIN: JB3XD64B9N
On first roadtest cold, and not for the 1st 2 minutes and not after 10 minutes, there is a distinct throw-out bearing type noise, only on lift throttle. customer calls it a scrathing noise, we say squeak,The noise goes away instantly when clutch pedal pushed ....
1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3ED56F8P
Problem child Dodge here in our Ford shop. Originally intermittent no start when wet. Customer replaced coil with new part from Auto-zone. Came to us with intermittent stall/no start wet or dry. Found coil terminals on new coil undersized. Replaced with 2nd co... Trouble codes: 43 (ignition primary fault)
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Misfire, backfire VIN: 1B7HF16Y3S
This vehicle misfires at highway speeds under light to medium throttle with the occasional backfire. we checked fuel pressure which was within specs. fuel volume seemed low and aerated so we pulled the tank. we changed the filter/regulator cause it was plugged...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Stall VIN: 2B3HD56R7X
vehicle will not run properly, and or not at all with updated cam sensor. runs good with old sensor in it, until old sensor begins to act up. with 3 new cam sensors, sometimes vehicle won't even start. has anyone had problems with these new cam sensors? also, ... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent loss of cam / crank)
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L rich, -25% fuel trim VIN: 2C3HH46R9Y
I can see that everyone loves the 2.7l engine! Now its my turn. This vehicle came in with the mil illuminated, a stumble and rough run on cold mornings. I checked the code, a P0300 random misfire code, and it does misfire on cold start up but as soon as it g... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L tcm VIN: 1B7GG2AN81
hey guys thanks in advance for your help. truck brought to us by dealer for check engine light on. has a p0700 code in the eng pcm, but has p0770 in the trans tcm. the truck goes into limp in just with one 2 mile test drive. when you clear code it will shift o...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L spedometer VIN: 1ZVLT22BOR
HELP!!! Thanks to all who reply.I'm having a hard time with this probe and it should be easy.No speedometer and odometer.Check vss with Hz and it would start low and climb high the faster you went.so we checked wires for opens or shorts from senser to cluster....
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Truck came in intermittent stall, no start for @ an hour or two, then random stall and repeat above. Initially no codes or symptoms found. Wire harness wiggle test around ICM brought complete no start. Initial testing led to ICM replacement. No change. I'm fin...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L driver side CV axle VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Can you knowledgeable technicians recommend a removal method for the driver side drive axle? Per the Haynes manual (chapter 8, section 8-6) the axle is removed by placing the trans in Park, then use a lever such as a 16" pry bar between the inner CV joint and ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z6W
This car is beating my butt! came in no start. would backfire through intake. When we pulled the spark plugs, we noted that they were fuel soaked. cleaned them and tried starting on carb cleaner with the fuel pump disabled. checked fuel pressure ok, checked co...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR15V2X
Hi: This Ranger came to me because the speedometer does not work and the MIL was on. The customer went to the ZONE for a "FREE" scan. They sold him a VSS because it had a P050, vehicle speed sensor no signal. He went to put it in himself and found no where to ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
This van was towed in to me as what was thought to be a transmission problem. After looking at it I found that the cats were plugged up. The check engine light was on with codes P0172 and P0175 - Both banks rich. I replaced the cats with an aftermarket y-pipe ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Rich)
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73KX4
This vehicle came in with a rough idle. I checked over all of the vaccum lines and connectors. I've swapped out the throttle body, MAF,coil pack, and EGR valve but nothing has helped. The plugs are Autolites and were just replaced 4000 miles ago. All of the pl...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Traction control VIN: 1GKFK66U44
Had codes COO35 & COO40. check out rear wheel speed sensors res good bias voltage good do not loose any signal on the scantool. but at a certain speed at a certian place the traction light blinks, and the truckgo into reduced engine power for about 4 sec then ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S14
Vehicle was driven in, cutting off ses light was on and flashing also reduced power light was on. Check dtc found po302 cyl 2 misfire, R&R coil and plug, spark plug was soaked with fuel, used a spark tester on coil no spark. Removed cylinder 3 coil and tested ... Trouble codes: P0302
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Master cylinder VIN: JHMCB7663L
Hey guys...We got in a 1990 honda that had the brake booster and master cylinder replaced for hard pedal and leakage into booster. Currently we can not get the right front and left rear circuit to bleed properly. It seem as if there is very little flow out of ...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire
found #2 misfire at 1800 rpm. disconnected egr and misfire went away. attempted to induce more fuel with no change. replced parts noted with no change. computer turns on egr solenoid at 1800 rpm when in gear. not able to find problem.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L wipers VIN: 2HKRL18791
hi all honda experts. This van is driving me nuts. It has a crazy wiper problem. Ocasionaly it will blow the 30 amp wiper fuse that feeds the wiper motor and intermittant relay #12 fuse. It is not blowing at this time. Right now the wipers will not shut off. I...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35LX2
Hey Guys & Gals, This Accent Came In As A No Start, Has No Spark,Noid Light Flashes Ok, Has 12 Volts To Coils.Scoped Grounded Side Of Coil Wire.Scope Check Shows Some Movement Like Computer Is Doing Something.Alldata Doesn't Supply Any Good Coil Tests.I Did No...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12E94
thanks ahead of time guys. have problem with this code reaccuring. been to dealer numerus times with this code .vent solenoid has been replaced but code reaccurs next day. any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Trouble codes: 442 (evap)
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L srs VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Found SRS code 2-4, left satelite (impact) sensor. Replaced sensor and can not reset SRS light. Air bags were not deployed. Has anyone had to replace the ECU to get the SRS light to turn off?
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: A71T024345
Greetings Fellow Techs, Got a weird one here. Vehicle came in for no start. I got in it and found that it would run while holding throttle open. Scanned and found P0550. Pulled computer because smelled burning smell in vehicle. Found IAC Controller in compute... Trouble codes: P0550 (IAC Circuit Malfunction)
1986 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.3L batt lamp,brake lamp,gauges.
truck came in with a draw, batt going dead, another tech in the shop found the alternator causing the draw. replace alt (reman bosch) and batt. was told operation was normal. truck came back. as custormer was driving the batt lamp,parking brake lamp,and the ga...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Unsure VIN: SAJHX124XW
A consisten knocking/popping that can be felt in the steering when turning and when slow braking. Can not feel it when jounce vehicle, but if let roll and hit brakes and let go it will make the noise. Also makes the noise on slow turns. We have removed the fro...
1981 Jeep CJ7 4.2L temp gauge VIN: 1JCCM8834B
The problem is I can't find a sending unit within that range to make the gauge work. I've order from the dealer and other after market sources, the sending units start out at 380 ohms and go to about 190. The gauge won't even move. If I put a resistance of 66 ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air suspension VIN: SALME11483
We just put on pads and rotors front and rear. At first was fine then when customer picked it up the check brake indicator was on. We got that to go out and stay out. We kept the car for a day to drive and make sure the light did not come back on. It was drive...
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT8UZ30C6R
Any Lexus techs, 94 Lexus SC400 4 liter. car came in running poor, replaced timing belt, caps, rotors, ignition wires, spark plugs and fuel filter. vehicle still has no power, no trouble codes, checked timing marks 4 times and firing order. after vehicle runs...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8BH22F2T
When the vehicle starts there is very strong gasoline smell. Car idles normally, but lacks significant amount of power when driving. It feels like the exhaust system is clogged creating back pressure. After running the car for awhile, the catalytic converter t...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8BD68S5W
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA2225W
Hello fellow techs : The dealer's invoice says the trouble codes found were : P0300 Random misfire , P0170 & P0713 Rich or Lean mix on both banks , P0725 PCM detected RPM signal below 300 for over 10 seconds and P1170-P1173 Banks 1&2 oxygen sensor signals belo...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA61E9M
Greetings. We are very familiar with CIS-E system, but this car is baffling. Runs poorly during warm up cycle. Pops, shudders, etc when taking off from a stop. Definitely lean. In the shop, will do the same thing in Park when opening the throttle, but if we ma...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E6V
hello MB tech i really need help for this vehicle 1.we replace transmission module,because transmission fluid on module.the wiring harness need replace also ? 2.we perform coding on transmission modle with DAS 3.my concern is i can not find CAB BUS connector z... Trouble codes: P1747 (Fault in CAN from ETC), P0600 (Fault from ESP), C1022 (Fault in CAN communication with ME N3/10), B1755 (Serial interface K2 from auto ac/tempmatic controlto instrument), B1040 (CAN communication fault to engine control module), B1231 (coolant temperature sensor B11/4 cocmes from engine control module)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L slip/ limp VIN: WDBJF74J61
This E55 will drive perfectly fine if you drive normally, but it has issues if you stand on it. One time that it happened for me, I got limp mode, second gear only. Once I stopped and cycled the key, I got normal operation. I have noticed that if you ease into...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U5V
the car came in for a mil on at speeds 60+. found trouble code p0443. purge control cuirit interminted. i did pull the purge valve and found it had .02 ohms. the spec. was 30-36 ohms. i then replaced the purge valve and the car was fine for two weeks. now it i... Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MEFM66L1X
hi guys, thanks in advance for any help you may have,i have a vehicle with no spark. all scans are normal pids. crank rpm and inj pulse are ok. pcm is not firing coils. wiring checks are good and anti-theft times out after 3 seconds. have good crank sensor wav...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4M2XV14T6Y
i have a code po745,line pressure control solenoid problem.i did the pinpoint test on alldata.,solenoid clicks and i dont havve short to ground or power on that circuit,everything in the cicuit checks good. the trans was replaced due to black fluid and metal. ...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L oil leak VIN: 1MEHM55S82
Need some help from you Ford guys This car is from aused car lot it has oil leak from back of motor looks like possible timing cover gasket I put dye in motor crank sensor has slight leak and was wet before I cleaned to test but it looks like I have oil coming...
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4A3CF44B0R
this car had a bad alternator and died on the road towed in, alternator was power steering fluid soaked,alternator was replaced and power steering pump was resealed. valve cover was also done. the car now starts and the alternator is charging but i cant get it...
1983 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND01S1D
Hi I am posting this again because I may be going in the wrong direction. The MC solenoid in the carb. was broken, maybe even shorted and after this was fixed we had a signal at MC that we did not have before but at 2000 rpm this signal in not right. The Snap-...
1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3CW53L2M
All circuits test good with the exception of the AB circuit at the Cam sensor. It is only reading 4.99 volts. The BC side is reading correctly at 11.55 volts. Found wiring harness rubbed thru on a stud, repaired harness. Also found that the trigger for the Cam... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam sensor circuit)

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1998 Audi A6 2.8L communications port VIN: AUD4562786
ThNKS EVERYONE FOR HELP. Car has bad Air bag module, after bad ABS module.
1998 Audi A6 2.8L no tiptronic or 5th VIN: AUD27543F8
Had the dealer "flash" the trans ECU and its good again, after replacing air bag module and ABS module inorder to get it to communicate
1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28DXX
Thank you all that responded, I tried for days to do the adaptation with our scan tool, but it would not communicate with this car in any fashion other than generic. We have the launch tool, and that is exactly what i felt like doing to it while it didnt wo... Trouble codes: P1545 (throttle position).
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L rear calipers VIN: WBADD6321W
Sorry for the late reply. I was unable to duplicate the problem on the vehicle. I received a lot of good ideas regarding the problem. I returned the vehicle to the owner a few days after he left it. I called him yesterday to see if he had any more problems. He...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH8345Y
Thanks to all whom offered help. We found the a/c controller faulty and not reading input from pressure sensor. New a/c controller fixed this one. Greg and crew
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33411
Hi Group, tank's to all six of you who responded to my post. Scott had the must detailed description the way this system works.This system is always open, except when the ecm performs the test. To test close the vent (located behind the fuel filler hose) line ... Trouble codes: P0456 (Very Small Evap. leak 20).
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L convertor VIN: 1G4HP52K2V
the replys that i received were all going in the same direction. everyone was in the opionion that the trans needed to be gone through but the customer opted out.bruce from ontario was one of the replys that i felt was right on target. i appreciate everyones h...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KY54951
thanks everyone for responding,i have in the past put the pellets in cooling system,let vehicle sit overnight with cooling press tester hooked up and the next morning when i cranked it over no coolant came out of any cylinder.it is probable that a head bolt ma...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L Stall VIN: 1G1LT5419K
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ars/abs VIN: 1G1YY23P4N
Thank-you all who responded to my help request. All info. that was given made me go back over and ck on all that was done. The end result was that the engine coolant tempature sensor for the E.C.M. that is in the front of thewater pump was cracked and had fall...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T63
well, this one is out. we smoked the intake again and found no leaks. I rescoped the 02s and all looked well. finally i put the scope on the maf. Found the maf to be bad. replaced and all is well. thanks for all the great advice. sorry it took so long to clos... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L timing chain
I had an insert installed in the cyl. head for the stripped threads, ordered a new bolt from G.M., and installed the chain kit. lined up timing marks with new guides and tensioner, also cleaned all debris (guides and bolt) under the oil pickup tube in the oil ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Rear Axle VIN: 1GCEK19T63
You folks are great! Thanks for all of the responces. The vast majority of them recommended greasing the splines on the end of the rear driveshaft that fits into the transfer case. I did this and the problem went away for one day. Several folks recommend...
2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L High idle condition VIN: 1GNDX03E94
Well it's fixed and here's the details. The 5v ref circuit from the pcm to the tp egr and the map and the low ref signal on the same circuit back to the pcm were rewired from the sensors back to the pcm. We found the tp sensor glitching from 0 to 1% going bac...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Surge VIN: 3C3EL45HXX
1986 Dodge Aries SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, FLOODING BAD VIN: 1B3BD39KFG
Thanks to all who replied. I'm sorry that I have not posted the fix yet. We have not had the vehicle back and It may be some time before we get it back. The owner is not sure they want to bother with it. There was a reply about cam timing and I have run into...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 2B3HD56J2W
I got no replies as to the vapor lock condition.Some who recommended crank sensors probably did not read the post.I do not believe it is a fuel pump issue but more a FUEL quality issue. There is a flash update available for the PCM for this condition But you n...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FDLF47F1V
well ended up pulling trans out 2nd gear clutches burned again. put in a reman solenoid block and all is well. what happened is it would command a shift and not shift into 2nd. first time around i had codes cam sensor and tp i changed cam sensor and codes neve...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18WOV
Thanks to everyone for your help.little bit late in this fix but after all truck is now running smoth problem was in the other head ,, we dont know why, because the original job was just remove one side due to a spark plug tread damaged but after time we de...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3FTNF21S5Y
Hi and thanks to all who replied. Mike from Cal was right on the money. After replacing the PCM, as 4 of the coil drivers were history, and changing to Motorcraft coils, this big bad V10 was happy. So was the shop that sent it here. Interesting side bar. This ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L62
Ok well this thing is fixed. I did fix the misfire by replacing a coil which looked ugly on the scope. I tried to update with that info but your only allowed one per help request... But any way this thing was still rich with the new coil so i swapped o2 sensor... Trouble codes: P0175 (System rich bank 2), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5).
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine Noise VIN: 1FTPW14565
I have not made the actual repair yet but I am confident that relacing the cam phaser will cure the noise.Thanks to all who replied, your information has helped me greatly. Special thanks to Juan and Ernest who sent copies of service bulletins and links to rep...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L a/c mode actuator VIN: 1FAHP25136
Thanks to all that replied, [...], James and Bob. The cust finally got back in town to drop off the car. The mode door actuator took care of the problem, part #5F9Z-19E616-GA. Located on the left side, more than halfway up the dash, very little room to remove. N...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF31516
I am closing this as not fixed yet because the shop that had me diag it is taking my recommendation (base partly on your replies) and are going to repair it themself. I want to thank the members who replied. Edward/FL suggested to check alternator diodes ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Bank 1 CMP sensor CKT Fault).
1995 GMC WT-500 7.1L Brake light switch VIN: J8DF5A125S
Gentlemen thanks very much for the replies. We finally received the proper information on this vehicle after the third try. What I found was the brake light relay having a loose internal contact. Relay replaced brake lights work!!! Yes!. Thanks again to e...
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L trailer wire VIN: 1GKET16S94
Thanks to all who responded. The wires were in left side taped to harness. Had to remove lower trim panel and hvac floor duct for dr side to see/ acess them.
1989 Honda CRX HF 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMED8368K
Thanks, it was right where you said, behind the L/H insrument panel. Thank you iATN members.
1994 Honda Passport DX 2.6L crankshaft pully VIN: 4S6CG11EJR
Over the weekend the penetrating oil on the balancer helped and I obtained a better puller with the necessary 4-5/8" spread between the 2 8mm bolt holes. Monday morning I was able to remove pulley and found that valve timing was ok (valve timing is not set at...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Torque lockup system VIN: IHGCE664XS
Thanks to everyone for thier time and tips. I removed the torque lockup solenoid, cleaned the screen,service the electrical connectors reset the ECU, its been a few weeks and the car has been running fine, no MIL light on anymore.
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L brake pedal VIN: 5J6YH28543
This is fixed. Thanks to Hai from california on your sugestion about a possible bad caliper and pinching off brake lines. I do not like pinching off brake lines but we pinched off the rear lines and had a great brake pedal. We looked at the rear calipers t...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L prndl VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
Wire from switch on trans. to tcm was shorted. Installed new wire all working good
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Conv. top VIN: SAJJA42CXY
This car hasn't returned to the shop for the needed time to revisit the problem except for a short visit while I followed one suggestion I received from this post. That was to reboot the system by disconnecting the battery and joining the cables together for a...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L transmission service VIN: SAJEA51D93
we have successfully changed the fluid on this transmission, simply by draining and refilling, no tricks needed.
2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F2YZ02Z95
The only thing that i can come up with for the fix on this one was a bad connection at the map sensor. With the pressure sensor code I was able to monitor the sensor and saw that the signal would drop out when the problem accrued. So I disconnected the sensor ... Trouble codes: P0192 (fuel rail pressure circuit), P1237 (fuel pump module circuit).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power windows/seats/locks/power mirrors VIN: WDBJF65FB4
The customer refused to allow us to finish the diag.on his car. The 3 responces all lead to a communication problem, we did disconnect the door modules/power window motors on at a time to see if we could get the windows and locks to work, After disconnecting a...
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ31S8M
Great, The Montero is fixed!! Thanks to Ty, Chris, Cesar, Jason. All you guys were right on the money.The pcm was taost. I found a remanufactured pcm and after doing the resistance test on sensors and checking all power and grounds for short circuits, I ...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Hesitation VIN: HLS30-3569
Lots of good replies thanks. I got a set of injectors. Flushed them. Adjusted air meter. vehicle ran better with slight hesitation still. Have not put any further time into the vehicle. As this is not a daily driver for the customer.
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IN4BL11DO5
it was the tsb for the cat on bank 1 self destructing and sending debris into e.g.r. thanks for the info. Trouble codes: P1402 (e.g.r. flow detected).
2005 Pontiac GTO 6.0L starting
Well the general concensus is that I shouldn't tamper with the emission system because there are fines associated with this. Several people "enlightened" me about this. As for the original reason that I posted the question wasn't even covered. I found out that...
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Door casing VIN: YS3CH68M8V
Most of the replies spoke of removing the LR switch lever and releasing the tab under it to enable pulling the switch from the door and making removing the casing entirely possible. I was able to access the fasteners securing the outside door handle and re tor...
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