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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D4W
i need help with this one. this audi has these codes which all data says are just about all short to ground issues. i tested all ground and did not find any problems. however i do not get proper voltage supply to my o2 sensors all of them. also when i run the ... Trouble codes: 17843 (17829-), 17829 (17833-), 17833 (17923-), 17923 (17880-), 17880
2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: E92A110837
Thanks for your time to try to help me. I believe this car needs the updated CTS sensor. My question is do you have to remove the intake manifold to replace it and if so what are the steps to remove the manifold. Any tips to make the job easier? I never remove... Trouble codes: 16502 (Coolant temp Signal High), P0118 (Intermittent)
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Front left VIN: WAULC68E83
Audi techs, Drivers window in in-op. Tested the switch. Test was done, controller 46, central conv., 08 group 11. Switch responds as it should OK. Replace the drivers side control module-motor. still in-op. Test power and ground, OK. All of the other windows ...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Retraction VIN: 4USBT33453
I got this one from the dealer where they quoted my new customer an entire top replacement $astronomical. I can generally find the individual fault but this one has got me stumped. The convertible top control module had two codes retrieved by my x431. 12: Cont...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1297P
Hello fellow mechs. I got one for the cadillac guys. P041 NO CAM SIGNAL, sets as soon as you start the car. I tested the sensor for a ac signal with the Modis scope. It had no signal. I had 1.6k ohms of continuity with the connector unpluged and and probed thr... Trouble codes: P0041
2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE54Y82
Thanks to everyone for your help in advance!! I have this 2002 Caddy here that is giving us fits!! It keeps setting a P1415 Secondary AIR problem on bank 1. Another shop has replaced the check valve and tube. I have repalced the bank one sensor one oxygen sens... Trouble codes: P1415
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4.3L coolant,oil pressure guage VIN: 1G1GZ37Z0F
well for the oil pressure guage was reading normal than all of the sudden says 0,when driving guage moves a little bit up to 30psi then normal stopping at light goes back to 0,my guess switch went bad,guage works good.ok now for coolant loss ,when going to wor...
1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L abs lite VIN: 1GNEK18K1R
Hello: This should not be driving me crazy but it is.Vehicle came in with abs lite on checked for codes had codes 25 26 28 all pertaining to lf speed sensor,verfied no speed sensor signal on lf found harness and sensor bad replaced and now i have correct signa...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L ignition system VIN: 1GCCS1944S
i have just tuned up this customers vehicle and everything was running good and she then came back because she said it was sputering on her. so i checked everything to make sure that everything was connected properly and ti was. i tedt drove it to make sure th...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1GNHG35R6W
Hello guys, and thanks for looking at this one. First off the van came in with a CEL and low power. Test drove van and seen the O2 sensors on both banks were reading lean under acelleration from a stop. 200-350mv, and noticable low power. However if you are go... Trouble codes: P1153 (bank 2 sesnor1 not switching)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK29U9X
truck has bad hesitation on first 5 or 6 accelerations from stop. after warm very slight hesitation. checked tune plugs good fuel pressure to spec checked for pluged cat 1psi at 2500rpm both banks. no codes in ECM replaced intake because of simlar posting did ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L lack of power VIN: 3GNFK16T01
this suburban is my personal vehicle that i bought to pull a 6500 pound camper. the tow rating is 7700 pounds. the truck seems to lack power on slight hills and will not go much over 60 mph. with nothing in tow the truck is fine. all sensors read normally. i w...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Compressor, PCM VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Hello fellow tech's, This one has me stumped. All pid data shows the system should run. I can jump the a/c relay control ck to ground and activate the clutch. I can't activate the clutch using the command function from the scan tool. Say's inncorrect or improp...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1GCHK29U81
I pulled this engine out in order to do the rear main seal and housing gasket because it's a 4X4. I bought all O.E. parts for it including a water pump assy, oil pump, pick up tube "O" ring, timing cover gasket, front seal, rear main housing gasket, & the rear...
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52J71
This car came in from the inspection station. I scaned and got a p0446 Evap system vent controll and a p0442 Evap system small leak detected. I pulled charcoal canister down and checked out the vent solonoid and found the filter was full of dirt and debries an... Trouble codes: P0446
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Vehicle stalls or very low RPM.Traction light comes on at cruise, engine bucks, light goes off, come to a stop and vehicle stalls. Hard start,starts with very low idle, no power.Traction light does not always come at idle/stall.Thinking the traction light come... Trouble codes: C1276 (Traction control)
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H7X
This car was towed into us. The customer states that while she was sitting in the drive thru at a McDonalds, The engine stalled. It restarted and she drove a few feet and it died again. This time it would not crank over. When we got the car we noticed the (no ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L hazard lights VIN: 3C4FY48B62
Good morning gentlemen, I have a pt cruiser when the the hazard switch on top of the multi function is pushed in, the flasher which is pluged into the multi function switch buzzes,the contacts fuse togther and then pops the fuse.If we dont touch the hazard swi...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
hey guys, hope there is a chysler tech out there.. i am working on a 99 dodge durango with a 5.9 gas engine with a idle issue. during idle upon cold or hot start the iac valve seams to be opening full and causes the car to run rough,rich and stall. you could h...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3E546C5Y
vehicle came in from another shop, cylinders had been washed out so a used engine had been istalled by us.road test was good. car came back, p0420 catalyst efficiency failure. replaced cat with factory cat.replaced both oxygen sensors. same code came back, not... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B3HD46R31
This vehicle belongs to a local dealer, has a 2.7L V-6 runs good and was cooling fine. All of a sudden the system started overheating. We inspected the vehicle and found the cooling fans operating. A broken recovery tank was replaced. The radiator seemed to be...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7LA38673
cummins diesel fans. need some help. have a customer with a no start when the engine is warm. we preformed a fuel injection flush on this vehicle with no help. he has already taken it to a diesel shop and they recommended he replace all injectors. strange, thi...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L speedo VIN: 3D7LU38C33
Thanks for any help guys and gals, When sitting in Park, reverse and neutral, the speedo needle bounce from zero all the way to 120mph and it actually adds miles on to the odometer, disconnected VSS, no change, when driving down the road, it is less frequent b...
2003 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L engine VIN: 1B3EL36T54
This car was driving at highway speed and the oil filter gasket blew out. The oil light did not come on and the lifters did not click. The car stopped and the engine would not turn over after that. We installed a used engine with 55 thousand miles on it. Trans...
1993 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L engine VIN: 4E3CG64F0P
Hello, I could use some ideas on this eagle talon. It origanly came in w/ a blown head gasket and bent valves. We pulled the engine and did a comeplete rebuild. New pistons and valves. Also installed new turbo. Started smoking right away mostly white/blue smok...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTEX15N8N
can not acsess self test on scanner koeo or koer any one ever run into this before the check engine light does come on when key is turned on then when engine starts lite is back on but can not comunicate to gather any codes
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W2T
no coil driver pulse to left hand coil cyls. #2 and #8 also no injector driver for same Cyls. Trouble codes: P0354
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6631X
This car came in with the P0190 code. Checked the Fuel rail pressure sensor, it ohmed out as a bad part. Replaced and about 3 miles up the road the code is back. The new sensor test out good. Also repalced the fuel filter and fixed a faulty VCT sensor. I am no... Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel Pressure sensor circuit)
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, VIN: 1FTZX17261
Hey Guys, this one has me, I read every single post related to this truck. It came in with Cyl. 1 and 5 missfire, I verified the actual miss, we then replaced the ciol pac, plugs and wires, and did a fuel induction service the truck ran great no miss. It came ... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0305-), P0305
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L dash alternator VIN: 1FTNX20L63
hey guys. been awhile but got a problem now. this is a 2003 f250 super duty 2 wheel drive, this is a strippo truck. a work truck, has a/c but no cruise, no power windows or locks, rubber floor no carpet, you get the picture. this truck will blow fuse number 45...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52235
vehicle came in with the following complaint: "came home last night and the car was lurching, no check engine light on, tach bounced and vehicle died once." started vehicle this morning, noticed rough idle and check engine light on solid. vehicle stalled and r... Trouble codes: P0106, P1336, P2195, P2197
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7674N
ok techs i need help car came to us running poor hot or cold and a miss in #1 cylinder changed plugs all where fuel fouled pulled injector on # 1 looks good pull the injector harness plug no change in running condition.swapped with another injector problem not...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L sluggish no power VIN: JHMCB7651N
Car has very slow pick-up on acceleration, from a stop while accelerating, gradually speeds up to speed very, very slowly as if the CAT was plugged up; if I manually shift to 2nd, it will speed up suddenly at a normal speed. Inspected shift solenoid, working n...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L air bags VIN: KMHFU45D41
vehicle never in collision scan data shows air bag light off but the instument panel light is on. thanks in advance
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L driveline VIN: 4S2DF58X42
when stopping,right at last bit of rolling,like when stopping at traffic light,the rear diff.sounds like it is rolling up,then it relaxes?like it is lose in its mounts,also when you accelerate it sounds like it rolls the other direction,could it be rear brakes...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Torque converter VIN: SAJDA14C7Y
Car came in with a knocking noise when the engine is about 2500 RPM, and the tranny is in park. Put it in drive with my foot on the brake (putting a load on the drive train) and the noise is gone. Removed the bolts that attach the converter to the flywheel (so...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
Hey guys, need help on this one. Cylinders #3 and #4 are dead, the signal from the PCM is very weak. We ran a seperate wire from the PCM to the coil to eliminate shorts or poor connections. The cam sensor reading is good and the crank sensor appears to not hav... Trouble codes: P0353
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L engine light VIN: 1J8GK58K72
I need help fellas. I had this jeep come in with these codes and found no information in alldata for either. p1899 is in ecm and p0705 in tcm. using a wiring diagram and good old fashion know how I ohm tested all the wires and found no issues. I have replaced ...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: JMCNHDK59L
customer came in check engine light on and stall sometime found code 320 check scanner sometime no crank signal replace crank sensor it run perfectly fine for 3hrs pull the car ready to call customer pick up it die and never start again got cam and crank signa... Trouble codes: 320
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L 30 amp am2 fuse VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Turn key to the start posistion the am2 30 amp fuse pops. The 7.5 amp fuse after the ignition switch feeding the neutral safety start does not pop so it is good. The am2 fuse feeds the ignition switch and no obvious shorts have been found. Any help would be gr...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA3517L
Intermittently this will not start and has no spark. Next time it may or may not. It seems like if you dont turn the key back when it wont start it continues no not start. When you turn the key back it usually then starts. This only does not start maybe on in ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBGA42E6N
Greetings IATN members. This is our first post so please be a little forgiving for our lack of posted information. This 400 SE came in with needing the engine harness replaced. This harness leads to fuel injectors, cam adusting solenoids, coolant temp sensor, ... Trouble codes: 19 (injiectors lhi sfi), 07 (ignition system di 1)
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
when under load engine rpm goes about 5000 trans does not shift (this wot) until I reales the throttle, seems like when the cat is plugged up, if u drive it normal is not as bad. I have modis scanner and monitoring misfire data all cylinders are mising just fe... Trouble codes: P0243 (a/f switch over actuator f compressor m16/6), P0170 (self adaptation at limit)
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W0Y
car came in to shop for state insp, trac light on and skips and stalls under load.can duplicate in shop . trac light comes on right before misfire happens, no codes,temp light comes on at times and goes back out do not have exp with fords.not shure what to loo...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
I'm looking for info on the Evap purge solenoid wiring diagrams on mitchell it show that both wires come from the pcm to the purge solenoid. On one side i have B+ on the black/white wire at the solenoid but have nothing at pin 70 at the PCM. On the other wire ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap purge solenoid control circuit)
1994 Nissan D21 XE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1TL23G56TT
For all the Nissan guys. This is my personal work truck. The waterpump sezied on me and with some time I was able to get it out with the removal of the timing belt(even though alldata said you didnt have to). I was unable to get the crank pulley off so I just ...
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L oil VIN: 3N1CB51073
This car had PO420 stored for a catalyst inefficiency. This car is burning oil pretty bad. All cylinders are low on compression. I remember reading about a Nissan tech bulletin for the cat coming apart and scoring the cylinder walls? I can't find it on ALLDATA...
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L right front headlight VIN: 1N4ALIID35
This altima came in for a low beam headlight replacement. The ground terminal was melted. The terminal end was replaced and when you connect it it immediately starts to heat up? to the point of melting the wire. The fuses never blow but it will get hot enough ...
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3NL52M1T
This car starts and imediatly stalls. Has codes 1573 and 1629 that are reocurring. Car will eventually start if repeatedly attempted. Ohmed ciruit 800 "UART serial data line". Circuit OK. dont really know what direction to go in... Some experience in these old... Trouble codes: P1573, P1629
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Excess crankcase vac VIN: 1G3WH52K4W
This thing has huge suction in the crankcase, reads 6HG on the gauge when put on the dipstick tube and pulling the dipstick only slightly reduces the sucking noise at the crankshaft seal (YUP) sucking air in through the front crankseal. Runs really rough when ...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Starting VIN: 1G3GR62H11
I hope I am just overlooking something here. The vehicle came into the shop with the starter hanging up slightly at startup giving a slight grind almost everytime. After doing a few simple tests for voltage and ground our other mechanic put in a new starter. A...
1967 Pontiac GTO 400CID Key tumbler VIN: 242677B137
Hi Guys, I do alot of work and restoration on older classics because I'm one myself. My question is a simple one. Has anyone have an idea as to how to remove the key & tumbler out of the ignition switch when it doesn't want to come out in the normal way? I...
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3AL35T1P
I tried 4 times to re-set the radio code. I used the info I could find in the archives with no positive results. The power comes on and "code" lights up, but there is no sound or change. I replaced the radio thinking that it was an internal problem with the ...
1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG559XR
Howdy folks , I got this older Saturn SL here . It is only in for no ac operation . Nothing else wrong with car except for intermittant Check engine light . Scanned pcm has codes 26 and 27 (quad driver faults) Checked ac system , no mechanic problems found . C... Trouble codes: 26 (quad driver failure), 27 (quad driver fault)
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Starting VIN: JUT4VN13DS
This vehicle came to us as a no start. We checked it out and found out that we have fire, fuel pressure, but no injection pulse. We had a rebuilt distributor here. so we plugged it in and spun it by hand. The coil fired and the injector pulsed, so we installed...
1996 Toyota Cavalier 2.4L theft lock VIN: 4G3J52T3T7
I can not scan this vehicle- Car wont start. I belive to be in theft lock mode. We have spark and fuel pressure. Car start if keep cranking or on first crank. Any body can shed any light on this will be great.
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
Customer came in with the Check Engine Light On. I hooked up the Snap-on scanner and found only 1 code po136. I replaced both 02 sensors and clear the Light. The customer came back the next day the Check Engine On again. I check with scan again found the same ... Trouble codes: P0136
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Help all V.W. Techs!! This car will only overheat if it idles more than an hour( dont ask me why the customer does it!!).It has had O.E. water pump and thermostat installed at a quality used car dealer by qualified Techs prior being sent to me for a second opi...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Radio VIN: 3VWSB69M72
Cust will drive car for 20 minutes w/A.M.or F.M. and radio will go to static,cannot tune radio to any station.Shut off radio for 5-10 minutes and turn on will work fine for another 20 minutes,Antenna seems good radio never looses presets no lights flashing,Not...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWSE61J42
hello techs, this VW has us scratching our heads a little. customer stated that the car stalls when ambient temp is high, after stalling the EPC light is illuminated. we scanned for codes and found those 5. the j271 relay described in the code supplies power t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0562, P0688

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D0X
I thank all involved. As far as the no start, this problem was from faulty ect sensor. I let customer take vehicle and recieved cal that all is well with no start. All other codes I do suspect may be linked to bad ground or other wiring issue. Trouble codes: P0113, P0103, P0118, P1141, P1129, P1127.
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5KD54Y11
First thank you to all that replied, Kevin from Michigan and Steven fron Idaho nailed it right away the plenum boot that hooks the intake to the throttle body housing was cracked. Common part at the dealer. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0171, P0164, P0335, P0300.
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1FP31F1K
89 Iroc. To recap this vehicle came into the shop with a request from the customer to replace cap, rotor, and wires and replace the plugs. After doing all this vehicle still was running rough and would fall on its face at full throttle. So then I start lookin...
1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14E5M
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M5V
Hi, As of right now it seems to have been the PCM shutting down when it got very hot. When I looked at the wiring diagrams it turns out that the fuel gauge wiring goes through the PMC. That is why the gauge was going to full whenever the engine stalled. I had ...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GA112BA3U
Thanks for all the information. I removed the car starter and have had no issues in about a month thanks
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L compressor
Hi, I want to thank everyone once again for their help. It ended up being a bad BCM. Soon as it was replaced the compressor fired right up. Thanks again to everyone.
2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L SDM Module VIN: 1G1YY12S93
Thanks to all who submitted replies to this help request. All were justified however I had already attempted to perform the suggestions that were submitted. Being the fact that the module had been purchased from a local dealer, I advised the owner to take the ...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, floods VIN: 2C3H56FXSH
ok thanks to all for the help. unfortunatly, even though the car is fixed i still didnt trust it until the customer came in with coffees this morning. all i did was change the plugs again and put another new crank sensor in form the dealer, and it fired right ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L tcc VIN: 2C8GP64L11
I had 11 replies to my problem. Almost every one was right. After all of the time and money wasted I tried yet another torque converter. Has worked perfectly for 2 days now, I'm sure it is fixed. This is the first time I have used the help requests and ...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3AY75S55
car is running fine now. sync or no sync . problem turned out the green/orange feed wire to coil and injectors had voltage but could not carry amps. connector c103 under intake had a small burnt spot in the terminal for this wire cleaned and tightened terminal...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N3Y
Thanks to all that took time to respond to my help request. A special thanks to Mike in Michigan,Rick in Montana,and Thomas in New York they had been there done that. Upon a closer inspection of the oxygen sensor there was a small amount of fluid. I then check... Trouble codes: P0171.
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M7J
I got plenty of help from ya'll on this one. Especially from Jeff from Conn. and Bob from Georgia! These 2 guys had very good explanations on what to look for and how to fiqure it out.Unfortunately Skippy isn't motivated enough to diagnose his own vehicle and ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, black smoke VIN: 1FTEF14N3L
Thank you for all of your repiles. It turned out to be the saftey neut. switch. all of test turned out good.
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
Well I have finally fixed it . after doing repairs I had diconnected batt and dead head computer and drove it about 5 mile and it still had problem and no codes so one of the other techs wasn't doing anything so i told him to drive it for awhile when he return...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Battery VIN: 1FAFP4049X
Thanks to those who replied. Heres the Readers Digest version. The feedback problem was from pinched wires in CCRM circuits #361-pin 12[PCM power] and #238-pin 5[Fuel pump power]. I was able to isolate the short by unplugging connector #200 at the right kick p...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS31L2X
Every reply said to replace the IAC, so, I can take a hint. Replaced the IAC and sent it down the road. So far so good. Thanks for the help.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX12524
Thanks to all of you that took the time to help. I had a couple of great ideas.The morning after I posted my help request, I got a phone call from Mike at Lisle tool corp. Mike sent me a prototype tool that actualy pushes the porcelin down to a predetermined d...
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FMFU18L34
You guys are awsome. you all know your chit. It has to have a quality Altenator. That turned out the battery light. Installed a motorcraft from the dealer. check replies there all great. When I replaced the pcm, I used the ford ids system. when it told me ...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L windshield washer VIN: 1HGEJ6168V
Thanks for the replies. Our customer did not want us to go any further on this washer problem. If customer decides to bring vehicle back for further diagnosing I will update this help request. Thank you.
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: HGCG32794A
Thanks to all who replied to this problem. Several people suggested about the tps and map sensor wiring being the same and how easy it could be to flip flop the two. Special thanks to ted and several other who pointed me right to the problem. Endless hours of ...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Starting VIN: KMHWF35VX1
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L power steering fluid VIN: KM8SC73033
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1646J
Thanks to all who replied. There was some conflict on just how much voltage the crank sensor should have while cranking. As stated I had about .9 volts and a clean pattern. Since I had no injector pulse AND no spark I pulled the trigger and replaced the ECU. E...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD6046X
Hi - I am being asked to close this post. We replaced the throttle body assembly last week, drove the car for two days = ok. Returned car to owner, they are driving almost daily with no problems so far. Will not really know if we are ok for a few more weeks. I... Trouble codes: P1111 (systems check complete).
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Steering column VIN: SAJJA42C9Y
Customer has rescheduled 3 times for further diagnosis, still has not shown up. Got an idea from a long time Jag guru here in Denver. There is a actuator pin in the center of the electrical portion of the ignition swith that controls all these functions when...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L no mil light VIN: JM3LW28522
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs pump VIN: WDBUF65J34
Some great information about tire pressure and this braking system in general. To be honest before posting this I did not realize that the brake system had to be disabled before servicing. It's fortunate that I never cracked into the system before acquiring t...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L A/C panel VIN: WDBSK75F76
Well, this car definitely had too much to drink; we tried but couldn't wake the dead. The control panel had to be replaced. Many thanks for the responses.
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6532V
Thanks for all the help sometime you have a tech on a car , and they assure you that they have crossed all the t's and dotted all the i's... But come to find out the harness replaced at the crank sensor the wires were reversed causing the no start condition.. ...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
When the vehicle came in I did not start it, And the customer had idle it up to try to hide the noise. "Good GREF" says Charlie brown. I readjusted the cable and that fixed it. I could have strangled this guy. Thanks to all who replied.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L slave cylinder VIN: 1G2NE12F72
This car is finaly fixed today. Just like I had stated there is no clutch fork in this trans. It has anouther hydaulic assembly inside the bellhousing that is separate and different than any thing I've ever seen. It has anouther slave and hydraulic throw out b...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L abs VIN: 5Y2SL64863
Thanks for all of the replies! I've checked and rechecked all of the inputs to the EBCM, checked the connector and pins, and came up with a defective new EBCM. I've replaced it again and now the car is perfect. ABS lights are off, and the ABS is working. Anoth...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: 453BH67531
thank you to all that replied to my help request I came in this morning read the mail and put this car back togeather and it runs fine this 2.5 is a free wheeling engine (thanks to a member who gave me that info) I do use factory parts on all my work so I set ...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L ign timing VIN: YV1FA8842L
thanks to chuck j. for the discription of the position of flywheel (auto) with #1 cylinder at tdc. the flywheel has one spot with out windows just blanksteel. correctly mounted the blank spot (2 windows width wide) is positioned at the starter hole opening on ...
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