Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for July 11, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WS52JX2
This car under heavy accel it will cut out/ hesitate, feels just like a misfire. I tried new coils with no success. I checked fuel pressure KOEO 55 psi. Pressure down the road with problem happening is 50 psi. Seems that the hotter the vehicle gets the worse i...
View
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54TXL
This car starts and idles fine. But cuts out or stalls when the gas pedal is pressed. This condition only happens when the car is hot. I replaced the cat. convertor first because I thought it was clogged. Then I replaced the crank sensor to no luck. I hate gue...
View
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L no odometer VIN: 1GCC51449W
originally i had [...] on odometer and a complaint of the odometer flickering on and off and reading 0 all other gauges work correctly and no codes present (that i can access through my solus) I swapped the cluster out with 2 known good clusters both wer...
View
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Timing Chain + Transmission VIN: 1GCEC14W2X
1. Replacing timing chain; what is the function / purpose of the smaller gear behind the cam gear? Any special watchouts? 2. How do I access the torque converter bolts when removing the tranny. Thanks in advance for your assistance This is my father's truck ...
View
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCEG15W3X
Alright, here is what we have. This van came to us on a trailer, it barely ran good enough to get it into a parking stall. The customer claims to have changed the fuel pump, cap and rotor and probably some other items that he failed to mention to us. O.K. now ...
View
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK19TOY
Unit came in for spongy pedal problem with previous ABS problem. Customer had unplugged fuse for ABS and drove for awhile like that. When unit came in, customer informed us that brake pedal went spongy instantly. We changed master cylinder and bled multiple ti...
View
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: FX11195589
need help engine stalled will not restart 5volt ref ok to opp sensor. 12v to pdm ok grounds ok pin test harness ok. no fuel comeing out of pump to injectors.have rpm on crank 650rpm iam missing some thing please help
View
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Engine Noise VIN: 1G1NE52J52
This is a doozey! Vehicle makes a whistiling noise when hot. Sounds like its coming from the upper intake area. Have been unable to pinpoint the cause of the noise. Checked PCV and hoses - OK. Sounded like maybe a sucked intake gasket, but when we replaced the...
View
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, no spark or injector pulse VIN: 2G1WF52E05
this car came on a hook customer said tha the day before if had stalled on him, hard but it restarted,took it home,next morning it woud not start. Checked,no spark and no injector pulse.crank and cam sensor had good signal so I checked igition module with vant...
View
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3EL45X7W
hello tecs, 98 sebring came to us as as a no start,codes for p0340,cam sensor signal,p1388 asd relay at pcm not sensed,and p1389 asd relay circut fault.car will run with cam sensor unpluged but runs poor.no injector pulse,or spark but had rpm.we replaced timi... Trouble codes: P0340, P1388, P1389
View
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L timing VIN: 2C3HP46R11
Boy, this thing has been a big kick in the @$#!! We have been in the timing chain area 5 times now, and still can't get a handle on this! Heres the problem... Came in for a rattling noise once it's warmed up. Also, this is NOT my car I'm working on, it's anoth...
View
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Radio VIN: 3C4FY48B43
The radio is inop, I have all 3 power feeds and 2 ground feeds that are good. I have put this radio in another car and it works fine. I have found out that the only way the radio will work in this car is if I remove the PCI bus wire from the connector. Has any...
View
1988 Dodge Aries LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B3BD49DXJ
This vehicle idles at 2500 rpm, and will not come down. IAC is good, no vacuum leaks, Had same problem about 6 months ago, and computer was replaced, problem solved until now. Have tried another computer, but no effect this time. No codes in computer. No broke...
View
1990 Dodge D350 5.9L steering column VIN: 1B6WE3658L
hey you old school dodge techs, we have a cab and chasis dodge truck 350 series, with a broken tilt steering wheel, and we can not seem to get the proper length column, is there any difference in a 4x4 vs a 2x4 pu that may fit in the 350 cab and chasis. or is...
View
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1B7GL22X9W
Hi again everyone,trying to get cruise control working. When I push the cruise button the cruise light doesnt come on and the cruise doesnt work. At servo everything checks ok except pin 3 that comes from brakelight switch no voltage and if am looking at diagr...
View
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L tranz temp 551 degrees celcuis VIN: 1B3AS46C92
this car came in with po750 l/r solonoid circuit error.po888 trans relay output always off.ohmed all solonoids from tcm conector.also checked eatx relay circuit.every thing checks out good.took solonoid pack apart everything looks good.trans temp said it is 55...
View
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L Cruise VIN: 1B3EL46R35
customer complaint was no cruise control/ run on scanner found problem with input & output speed sensors/ replaced sensors/ still no cruise/ has code po582- s/c vacuum solenoid circuit/ first step on diagnostics was to trigger solenoid with scanner/ i can hear...
View
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Battery/Wiring VIN: 1FAFP52U4X
In March of 2008, customer said they were having problems starting car. Seemed like a dead battery, no starter action, no headlights, etc. Left headlight switch on by mistake, called a tow truck, and in a few minutes the headlights flashed on and car would sta...
View
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Instrument cluster VIN: 2FMDA5345X
Just when I was feeling good about my electrical skills . . . This Windstar came in a while back because of an error message on the instrument cluster which read "check right rear brake light" All lights were working properly. In this system, the bulbs have po...
View
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5826Y
this car came in last week with a fast idle. replaced the iac and customer returned this week after mil came back on. but these are different codes. i have a few hours into this car and i am posting this to see if there is maybe something simple i am overlooki... Trouble codes: B1318 (battery voltage low), B2425 (remote keyless out of sync)
View
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Rear Strut Top Mount VIN: 1FAFP52211
Car developed a squeek then a knocking noise from right rear when driving over bumps. Thought it was a shock or broken spring. (recently had front springs replaced under warrenty due to one breaking) Disassembled right rear strut assembly to inspect. Found str...
View
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F72
OK, here's one that's givingme a headache. Truck was towed in for a no start, checked fuel pressure- 60 PSI. Hooked up scanner- VPWR-11.6 volts, RPM 180, ICP 262. Fuel PW 5.034, Vref-4.99. I saw the low ICP readings and took a gamble and put an IPR on it. No c... Trouble codes: 1211 (Low ICP)
View
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51412
Customer complaint after driving in hot weather and car sits in a parking lot getting heat soaked, car will not restart stumbles and dies. Customer states lets car sit for some time and comes back it will fire right up. Im unable to duplicate problem, Ive had ...
View
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, VIN: 1FTCR10RX2
hydro locked! truck was unning fine after repairs,customer states i started to loose power, pulled over and it stalled. attempted to restart but it just clicked, 10 minutes later it started but didn't sound good. towed in to our shop as i was leaving. oil over...
View
1994 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Front Seal VIN: 1GLPC14ZOR
Hey Everyone,Thanks For Taking Time To Help.Truck Came In With Front Seal Leaking In Trans Leaking.Replaced Seal Yesterday & Finished Job At End Of Day And Ran For Awhile To Top Off Fluid And Seal Was Ok (No Leak).This Morning Ran Truck For Awhile Just To Doub...
View
1998 GMC C-7500 7.2L Will not crank via ignition switch VIN: 1GDM7H1C8W
Orange-black wire at starter relay goes to ignition switch crank terminal electrically-changes colors per wiring diagram and what I can see. Per diagram there is ether start unit [super chassis only-- ? what that is]. I have removed the starter relay-problem s...
View
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd hi VIN: 1GTGK23U84
this transfer case has no 4wd hi, 2wd operates, 4wd low operates but when 4wd hi light is on it's only in 2wd, can hear encoder motor operate in each mode selected. voltage changes in each mode, no codes, no blinking lights and can communicate with atm, suspec...
View
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
Hello again, just wondering if someone has seen this before. The customer is complaining about flutuating idle speed. I was able to duplicate this condition on a couple of occasions but the problem is very intermittant. What happens is the A/C compressor is cy...
View
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compresor wont engage VIN: 2HEGS16501
Hello all and thanks in advance for reading this we have this honda that is stumping us the compresor wont ingage we no we have a bad thermal protector but there is 2 problems the pcm isn't grounding the relay we either have a bad pcm or multiplec controll uni...
View
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator fan VIN: 1J4GW58S7X
Owner reports overheating while in idle. Engine cools when driving. Owner brought it in again just after it overheated. Ran engine in park, hooked up the scan tool and was able to switch fan on/off manually. Ran the engine three times for approx 5-10 minutes. ...
View
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LML39ST90
I did brake lines on front. when we did them we disconnected the air lines to the air bag solenoids now when we go to start the car the air pump works but will not inflate air bags. I could use some help because I made a big mistake i think. I talked to anothe...
View
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering gear, lines,pump. VIN: 1LNHM97V0Y
this car came in for a rattle noise when ever there is a load on the power steering. eg. idling in the shop with wheels on the ground, turning slightly to load pump. there is a rattle and a pulsation you can feel in the pump and the high pressure line. it can ...
View
1979 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L backfire
Car came to us after another shop installed a new motor. They couldn't get it to run and we put a pair of points in it and away it went. The problem is that when we got it running it was loud, muffler was junk. I searched high and low for an OE style muffler a...
View
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4F2CZ94133
This one is for the Ford transmission specialists. 2003 Mazda Tribute with a CD4E transmission. Towed in Nov 12/07 not moving with badly burnt transmission fluid. Checked and found no codes. Took to Transmission repair centre for overhaul. When disassebled fou...
View
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D3M
This car has a surging problem at idle, in gear. We canít seem to put our finger on it...in park the problem goes away... and in gear the problem goes away IF you give it a little bit of gas. Feels like the car is about to die then saves itself. Kind of like l...
View
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L vent temperature VIN: WDBCA45E3M
Hey guy, I need help with this one. Car came in with no AC. Inspection shows compressor leaking like a sieve. Overhauled AC system. Now I find I can't get vent temperature lower then 70 degrees at idle. I raise the idle to 1100 and temp drops to 58 degrees. Th...
View
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L radio VIN: WDBCA45E3M
Thanks to all in advance to all who offer some advice. after battery replacement radio locked into theft mode and displayed 'code' usually not a big deal, asked customer to obtain the code so we could unlock it. Upon return with code in memory, no code enteri...
View
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Compressor VIN: WDBJH65F6X
A/C compressor was replaced for locked condition. Replacement compressor will not run. We have the listed codes. When I scan engine while running the ECT seems to reads correctly within normal operating range. The codes will not clear and come right back. We r...
View
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L valva train( lf side ) VIN: WDBNG78J12
Hello Group: I have this S600 that has come back with a collapsed lifter on the driver's side, the sound is very pronounced. When the car left the shop a couple a weeks ago ,it was running pretty quiet. Now it's back with the customer complaining and claiming...
View
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L melted dpfe VIN: 1ZWFT61L91
vehicle melts dpfe sensor in about three minutes
View
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1ZWFT61LX2
While cruising at a steady speed of 25-30mph fuel pressure will drop to 25 psi and instantly shoot to sometimes 60psi. While this is happening the check engine light FLICKERS security light flashes and AC compressor disengages and transmission shifts errattic....
View
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L torque conv. clutch VIN: 1N6AA07AX4
ran diagnostics, had codes P1754, 1764, 0744, and U1000. Reset and retested, the only code that came back was the U1000 CAN comm problem code. I checked all fuses and electrical connectors. I ohmed the wiring from the transmission out, and all checked good. Mi...
View
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3GT58L6K
This vehicle is now a summer/fall vehicle only - stored each winter. For a number of years now, it's had a starting problem - the starter seems to require approx 12.6 V to operate. The charging system is fine, but the battery is often not up to the task of eng...
View
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5280S
hey saturn guys this is my 2nd saturn i have worked on and need help. car came to me codes 12 13 26 32 drives good just has vibration at idle im trying to get light off for smog i did some reading on mitchel and in archives i replaced purge soleniod up above s... Trouble codes: 12 (normal), 13 (0 2sensor), 26 (quad driver), 32 (egr)
View
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZG5286S
This car runs fine. when the A/C is turned on the pump cycles rapidly at idle. If you speed the idle up it quits cycling and stays on. The main concern is when you pull up to a stop sign the engine will idle clear down and die. It starts right back up. The EGR... Trouble codes: 32 (53 -), 53
View
1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG1273T
hi all. got a good one here. saturn will surge on start up then fuel pressure will continue to drop until almost stall then relay will kick in engine will rev and repeat cycle until ??? sometimes it runs fine. alternator output will go up to 18 volts during su... Trouble codes: P563, P599
View
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65552
need some help with a forester that has a p0422 small leak evap code, first time we saw the car the gas cap was loose tightened and cleared code came back about 3 weeks later, we installed hose clamps on all the evap hoses, car has been gone since april now th... Trouble codes: P0442 (small leak)
View
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Rear Shoes/Drums VIN: JT3HN86R0V
Hey Toyota Gurus, took in this 97 4Runner with leaking rear axle seals and set out to replace them as Ive done numerous times before. This time however, after doing the job and test driving, the rear brakes nearly lock up causing overheating. Ive inspected the...
View
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4T1BF18B6X
Automatic climate control. Compressor and AC system works fine, all lights operational on buttons and dash. Fan speed switches fine from low to high using the climate control temp wheel, however I have no blower action at all. Voltage is good to the blower mot...
View
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E8Y
Customer driving vehicle and starts to loss power, and finally stall and did not restart, vehicle tow in shop check and found codes p1305, p1310, p1315, all pertaining to cylinder 2, 3, 4 coil problem, clear codes and crank, codes did not return, pull wiring ... Trouble codes: P1305 (cylinder 2 ignitor no 2 circuit), P1310 (cylinder 3 ignitior no 3 circuit), P1315 (cylinder 4 ignitor no 4 circuit)
View
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTDDR32T02
Only does it in the morning, vehicle starts normally then customer backs out of driveway & puts it in drive & it will stall or flutter & try to stall. Restart & runs fine for the rest of the day. I have only had it to flutter on me. The window for it acting up...
View
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TBBT44162
4WD goes in but does not come out of gear. The lights on the dash flash at the switches and the instrument cluster. Vehicle does not come out of gear. Sometimes the 4WD hi and low flash. If I keep hitting the 4WD button to get out of gear, eventually it will c...
View
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSA81H9T
This little Jetta (and another one just like it!) are driving me nuts. The car came in with a VSS code so I replaced the speed sensor, cleared the code & went to adapt the throttle with VCDS (Vag-Com). The throttle wouldn't adapt in Basic Setting block 060 (ne...
View
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Master Cylinder VIN: WVWEE83A3S
Hi Group I am going to change the master cylinder on this lovely car and would like some help from someone that may have changed one before. It has ABS brakes and on this model the ABS is bolted on both sides of the master cylinder. It looks impossible to do....
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2006 Audi A4 2.0L front pad hold down clips VIN: WAUDF78E66
Thanks guys for your help. Patrick from california i did just the wayn you said. Damm those clips have alot of tension. I was did`nt want to brake them. Thanks again Len.
2
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L lr speed signal VIN: 3G5DA03E53
OK we found the problem. After thinking overnight and reading all the replies we decided to check the wiring harness in the engine compartment. Got air filter and and PCM housing out of the way. Followed the wiring from EBCM to engine harness and found wiring ...
8
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y9T
Replaced the fuel pump and vehicle was fixed, Thanks Trouble codes: P0131, P0138, P0151, P0171, P0174, P1139 (ho2s b-1 s-2 insufficient switching).
10
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22SXS
Well techs, this camaro is fixed. It did have multiple problems. As stated before, one fuel injector was bad. Replaced that fuel injector. Ended up pulling the heads, valve seals were shot and the valves especially on number one cylinder were carboned up badly...
15
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L 2-3,3-4 shift VIN: 1GTEC14R2V
Well the fix turned out to be the moulded 3-4 clutch piston that was not sealing in the drum. Visually it appeared fine but it was blowing by the outer sealing area. The original -during overhaul- aircheck was done with full shop air pressure. With regulated a...
4
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GCGK24R7W
I continued to bleed the system and never got any air however the pedal finally came back to an acceptable level. Still not wonderful but customer is happy, thanks for all the help.
15
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L door locks VIN: 1GNDX03E4X
I pulled up the carpet under the front seat it all looked good there was no water or corrosion on the wires. When I went home that night I left the bcm unhooked so the locks wouldn'd acctivate all night and run the battery dead. When I came back the next morni...
5
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L compreesor VIN: 1G5839T452
would like to thank everyone how helped .the IATN guy how suggest no are flow were wright the cooling fan is not working replaced cooling fan and all is well sometime we all over look things thanks again.
14
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W62
What a nightmare, We did have to modify the dist. hold down clamp to get the CMP retard close to 0 degrees, we tried multiple settings from zero to plus or minus 3 degrees and we must have done the relearn 50 times. This needed to be done but did not fix my p... Trouble codes: P0300 (1 and 4 misfire since we changed the cam).
8
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2.8L drum/shoes VIN: 1GCCS14884
Sorry for the length I took to close this, I just wanted to make sure the vehicles were fixed. It seems the napa premium shoes are too tacky and grabby. Also the adjusters need to be replaced and modified respectivly per bulletin. The napa standard shoes and d...
24
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR INPUT!IT ENDED UP BEING A BAD PCM.INTERMITTANT COMM.THANKS AGAIN!!!JOHN
10
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2B6HB21YXS
Thanks to all of you who replied. This vehicle came to us through the California Smog Check "Consumer Assistance Program" or CAP. This is where the State will pay up to $500.00 to help your car pass the smog check. The $500.00 includes both diagnosis and repai...
6
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 2B3HD46R02
Thanks to all who replied! Seems the great majority of you felt that the bottom end was toasted. As someone pointed out, the antifreeze was probably going in the engine longer than I thought. I'm in the habit of checking it every 2 weeks or so. No signs of lea...
24
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3D7MU486X3
The problem ended up being the ECU. When driving the rpm readout of the cam sensor would jump between 2200 to 6900 RPM. with a scope hooked up at the ECU the signal was not changing while the ECU readout was. Replaced ECU and all is well. Trouble codes: P0341.
3
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HP46RX4
YEP FELLERS IT WAS THE OLE AFTERMARKET 02S THAT WAS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. WE FINALLY TALKED THE CUSTOMER INTO 2 02S FROM CHRYSLER, INSTALLED THEM, & VOILA THE CAR WAS FIXED! IMAGINE THAT! THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP! DAVID LEE Trouble codes: P0132 (02 bank1/1 high voltage), P0152 (02 bank 2/1 high voltage).
5
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L trottle body VIN: 1FDEE14N4N
HELLO,GUYS, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES & SUGGESTIONS ON THIS PROBLEM.CUSTOMER WENT ON VACATION & WHEN HE CAME BACK WE REPLACED THROTLE BODY W/ IAC VALVE & WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM CUSTOMER AGAIN.UP TO THIS TIME I WILL SAY THAT PROBLEM HAS BE...
17
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDHS24H7S
well Guys , we called the customer back to see if it was acting up and when he wanted to bring it back in, it hasnt acted up when we called so no need to bring it in. no fix on this one but thanks for the input.
4
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no communication VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
Well, turns out our equiptment is at fault with this one. The FRD-1B (MT2500-20B) connector for out Modis is no good. This connector is the newer model connector that does NOT have the pigtail wire on it. The connector is about 6 months old, but this was th... Trouble codes: 637 (Oil Temp Signal High/Open), 327 (EGR EVP Signal Too Low), 641 (Shift Solenoid 3), 639 (No Transmission Speed Sensor).
8
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6531V
Well boys and girls, contrary to the suggestions that were offered me from those who replied, it did indeed turn out to be a bad PCM as I had originally thought. All of these symptoms that I had posted just kept telling me that it was a soured computer, so b...
5
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP71W1W
i have discovered that i have a small vac. leak most of the replys i got had suggested that, i'm going on vacation the officer is going to use the car, the problem is not bad enough that it can't be used and it is used part time only, when i return i plan to ...
8
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
ESCORT BLOCK AND HEAD CASTINGS ARE WAY DIFFERENT SO NO GO ON EXCHANGE. ITS A REBUILD OR SCRAP. THANKS FOR THE REPLYS.
5
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L alternator VIN: 1FAFP4445Y
well this one finally stopped charging while it was at our shop,found no power on lg/rd wire from bulb.at that point we notice no charge light in dash with koeo.traced wire to under dash where harness was pulled open and this wire had been probed to the point ...
4
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L unwanted downshift VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Thanks for the replies, folks.Since the MLP or trans range sensor that I replaced did not help, I pulled the PCM connector related to the sensor wiring. All looked ok, so I installed Stabilant-22 conductivity enhancer on these connector pins and reinstalled. I...
3
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L dome light VIN: 2FMZA50493
Thanks Ford Guys, Just goes to show you...start with the basics before looking too deep into fixes.Chris actually gave me an idea about disconnecting the battery. Sure enough,after reconnecting battery all courtesy lights came on. I had worked on older vans ...
6
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F43
REMOVE BOTH MOTOR MOUNTS AND REPLACE INJECTORS THANKS EVERYONE
4
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U73W65
Fix ended up being water in a connector located on the right side frame rail, I don't have the number of the connector with me right now, but it mounts on the outside of the frame rail right side to the rear of the right front wheel. It had a cover that was c... Trouble codes: P0402, P0193, P0453.
6
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L always in 4wd VIN: 1GKDT13W8X
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request for help. Most said it was the transaxle control module, and they were right on. Replaced with a used unit, indicator lights and 4wd work perfect. DTC cleared on their own, test drove over two days, O.K. Thanks agai...
11
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GKDM19W8Y
THANK FOR YOUR REPLIES GUYS. The problem was in the fuel pump lines hookup. somebody changed the fuel pump before and they crossed the evap lines with the return one( both are the same size). so whenever the purge solenoid is activated, it sucks gas from the g...
3
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Wipers VIN: SAJHX624VC
Well this one is fixed. We got lucky & it DID act up for us this morning. It ended up being 2 damaged wires for the wiper switch(were stretched internally) We ended up repairing the wiring(due to the high cost of the switch & the 6 days to get it)- Thanks for ...
2
1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGE22B0P
Hi Everyone: I am sorry but i missed the 3 replies that I was sppose to have gotten. 1% C.O. Before cat I thought it wa too high. We checked O2 sensor but it was switching fine. So we decided to installed a OBD II Cat and It improved just enough to pass the te...
3
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM50S0W
Well this Sable gave me a run for my money. It finally passed but we had to send this car to another shop that is in our ASC chapter. The final fix was to replace the canister and vapor valve in the gas tank. Originally during my testing I had disconnected the...
15
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4X
thanks to all that replied.found partially burnt wire in trunk,inside left quarter panel well.looks like factory harness was a little to long on both wires going to solenoid.they had doubled up on extra length and pinched together.repaired wires and cleared co... Trouble codes: P1451 (evap system vent control valve fault).
4
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41DXV
Thanks to all that replied. What I found was the vent solenoid was bad. I tested it before and it was fine, now it will not even click. Replaced it and all is fine. Trouble codes: P1447.
4
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation, WILL NOT ACCELERATE VIN: JN8AZO8TX3
Most of the people that responded said the throttle chamber could be the culprit in this very intermittant problem. I talked to the customer and gave her the price, both for a new and a factory rebuild unit, and she said she would wait until the problem got w...
7
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Blower VIN: 1C3EL46X45
Thanks to everyone how replied. The Blower resistor was the problem.
6
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L engine oiling/ valve train VIN: 1G2NE12M9V
Removed oil filter and found metal particle's in and on filter. Spun bearing's in either cam or crank? Therefore i presume the oil pressure was low the whole time and not high, causing internal ware. Offered fix of motor replacement to customer, and customer d...
11
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE12T0W
Thanks for all the help on this on. I replaced coil cover with an ac delco one and replaced plugs with ac delco ones and now all is well. Theres just some things you can not try and go cheap with. Thanks again Lee
17
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L Rear brakes VIN: 1G8ZH5289X
Most of what we found was that the r side park cable we got from napa had internally fallen to hell, whereby there was a grinding sensation in the park lever when we'd apply the park brake. The cable sheath apparently prematurely ate through so the cable was r...
5
2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L parking lights VIN: JF1SG65625
Thank you to all who replied! Unbelievable! There IS a switch on top the column that toggles the parking light system. It was inadvertently moved by the detailers! The customer did not have a clue as to its existence. But is is shown on page 19 and page 3-27 o...
17
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
I would like to thank all of those that have replied the turbo bypass valve was leaking robbing vacuum from the 2nd air injection solenoid not alowing the combination valve to open fully causing the po411 code. Trouble codes: P0411, P0139, P1118, P1198, P1432.
5
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next