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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L windows/sunroof/draw VIN: WBACB4316P
hey guys, new tech working for Jason (subscriber) i have a mystery draw and wiring diagram discrepency on this vehicle. .117A @ ground terminal with a Fluke meter (not a test light) when doors, trunk and hood are latched (some with a screwdriver) draw is prese...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L tank leak diagnose pump VIN: WBABM3348Y
code keep coming back.P1477:tank leak diagnosis pump reed switch not open (currently present !) We've Autologic but you can't activate the tank leak diagnosis pump on this old model. From DME pin 34 at X60004 wire color: black/ green will sitch on the DM-TL pu...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Blower Final Stage VIN: WBAAV53431
Where is the blower final stage location on this model. Any reply will be appreciated.
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L air bag
hi guys, i have a buick here that has a airbag light on. no codes are setting and everything checks out ok. i'm leaning twards the i.p cluster internal problem, has anyone seen this and am i on the right track! thanks in advance.
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G4HR52KXV
when you hook up battery cable blower comes on,no starter engage,a/c control panel not responding,no codes,fuses good we have no start,and a/c blower runs all the time
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52KOX
Followed SI and said to replace o2. Replaced o2 and same condition. At cruise it switches but the code still sets at cruise. Any help would be great. Thank you. Trouble codes: P1133
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G1CHWU935
hey everyone i got this cadillac seville sts it will overheat after sitting and idling or driving. fans work.it has a slight coolant leak at the quick connect pipe on the water pump housing that runs to the coolant bottle. someone told me any leaks on these at...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56785
came in with a skip and mil lamp on in modius scanner found a reset for fuel trim reset fuel trim mil light went off mis fire stopped road test twice car fine over weekend light back on and so is mis fire has anyone expierenced this problem? Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 302 (2 cyl misfire), 304 (cyl 4 misfire), 306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
1993 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS19RXP
Won't go into closed loop at idle. tried a prom, tps, did find charcol canister hoses mixed up. Leaning toward that this thing won't go into closed loop at an idle. I found a comment on Archieves that said they will read between 2.50-3.0 % co and don't go into...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29F1S
Ok here we go. I'm not an old school chevy diesel tech, so I need some help. I have this 1995 Chevy diesel that will run for a couple of days just fine. The next morning it will not start. When it finally does start up it will run for a couple of days again ju...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1DSHJCKVJH
I am at a lost i dont know what i am missing this van has been to at least two other shops it surges at idle when warm a complete tune up was done fuel injectors replaced checked egr for carbon or hang ups and still dose it i dont wana go in and throw parts so...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L compressor VIN: 1G1YY22P7T
THANKS IN ADVANCED all vents work fine. when you push(auto),(floor/face)or(defrost) ac works but when you push just (floor) or just (face) the ac turns off (no power to the clutch). a/c request out of programmer go's away. the problem i have is i can't/don't k...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L heater control actuator VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
Thanks up front for any help, Hopefully this is the last request on this vehicle. There is an electronic actuator (solenoid) that allows vacuum to the heater valve on the front system, it's only used on the suburban. There is no power to this connector A/C on ...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L trip odometer VIN: 2G1FP22G0X
Hello fello techs- We're working on a 99 Z/28. Occasionally for some unknown reason the digital trip odometer will reset itself to 0. We've noticed something funny when this happens. When you start the car, the speedo and tach needles will go full sweep, and ...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GMDNXX3B1
this astro van came in with a no start with code p1626. ive traced the code and now consider it to be from extended cranking time.the security light does not stay on or flash either. the vehicle has good spark and injector pulse, balance test showed injectors ... Trouble codes: P1626
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z83
Thanks in advance for any help, this one is a nighmare, I have a Chevy Tahoe that intermittently, cuts out, or stalls. When it does there is a chime, the doors unlock and relock, the radio has a Ipod hook up and it kicks the Ipod off and turns back to radio, t...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNCS13X84
customers complaint fuel mileage,went from 22 to 14 mpg did these things and still complaint there,this happened slowly...checked for leaks, none found...removed intake manifold to check pressure regulator and spider not leaking at this time...am at a loss..sp...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L abs VIN: 2CNDL63F65
Hi Iatn, Problem child originally came in one month ago with code c0036 stored, I checked resistance of l/f wheel speed sensor and it was open. Replaced sensor and road tested, all was well until... vehicle back the next day code c0036, suspected problem with ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L engine VIN: 1C3EL55U11
Hello all, This is my second sebring 2.7 in the past three monthes. I have learned my lesson and will stay away from these engines in the furture. This one is tough, I sold it to the customer 2 months ago, nice clean good running car. Came back twice, once for...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J0W
car came in with complaint on a no start and check eng light started right up check codes got three in the pcm p1698,p1695,p1687 in the bcm i got a sbec bus fault code then the car cut out cycled the key started and stalled the a no crank no start when it wa... Trouble codes: P1698, P1695, P1687
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L no communication VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
here's what i got or aint got no ccd bus from trans ,body ,dash ,or abs. i do have communication from engine. when i first got the car i had communication got the codes from the trans dropped pan and found trans was bad r&r trans now no comm. found battery bad...
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FABP74F9K
please help . we don't have brake out box . so we are have a hard time with this car , when on light acceleration in low load , will began to missfire very badly , pop up in intake , if you put it to the floor .it will go , check on scope .nothing found .remov...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H3R
Hi there fellow techs I have this E350 with 5.8L engine the customer brought here for a misfiring and engine hesitation concern.We already replaced ignition high tension cable due to a leaking secondary voltage , replaced all spark plugs, replaced egr pipe and...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3FASP13J0T
Hi Everyone, I wanted to know if anyone have came across this problem that i am dealing with. This 96 ford escort 1.9L timing belt tentioner is locking up aprox 6 to 9 months. This has happened 2x and now it happened again. Vehicle was driven aprox 15,000 to 2...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE1426W
During testing I found that misfire goes away if I disconnect EGR solonoid.I am unfamiliar with the egr passages on this motor.It seems to me that cylinder #3 is getting the majority of the EGR flow essentially killing that cylinder.The DPFE is functional and ... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, High Idle when cold VIN: 1FTZR15V3X
This is my own vehicle that I Just purchased. Gets poor gas mileage 11.75 mpg which is half around town and half 55 mph highway. Going through the basics now to find problem, but want to consult IATN before I throw a bunch of money at it just to find out THAT ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L battery light flickers VIN: 1FTNX21L0X
this truck was parked for a month and a half, before it was parked all the electrical was perfect, now the battery light flickers low (not bright) and only has 12.3 when running,if the light goes out totally it was charging but then that stopped, when it did c...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L braking VIN: 1FMYU6OE71
In about 1 out of 5 stops, as veh. comes to a complete stop, the brk. pedal drops quickly about 3/4". the scanner data drops-out momentarily, and comes back. all data is ok. Removed front wh. spd. sensors, they were debris coated, cleaned them, same problem. T...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FDAF56P24
truck came in shop with complain about check gauge light comming on very low oil press at idle, however when rpm raised light went out and gauge came up,since have installed man gauge, oil press very low 3 to 4lbs checked drain in oil filter housing ok, remove...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17W34
Truck has rough idle , runs ok down road. Have pcm updated and reflashed by dealer for this code . replace all 4 [...], spark plugs, two coil on number 6cly 7cly also compresion on number 6cly is 125 psi number 7cly 135 Went and changed number 6 cly inject... Trouble codes: P0175
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W5S
morning all. thanks in advance for any help on this one. what i have here is a vehicle that has been a problem child for quite some time. recently it came in for a stall/poor idle condition. we did the normal tests(EGR, IAC, fuel press. etc). what we found was...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD05633
Thanks in advance to any help. I have this accord that came in for a/c blowing warm. The clutch was visably coming apart so replaced compressor/clutch and drier. now the compressor does not engage at all. Replaced the pressure switch thinking could have been a...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L timing chain VIN: JHLPD78965
rattle noise coming from timing cover, under decelleration around 2000 rpm . replaced timing chain , guides & chain tensioner . noise still there. has anyone had a problem with this kind of a rattle . sounds like plastic rattling ?? it does have 5w20 oil in it...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L engine failsafe warning VIN: SAJDA01D71
Hello Jag techs, This 01 Jaguar S-Type came here from a local used car dealer with an intermittent "Engine Failsafe" warning on the dash. The engine does not lose power and seems to drive normally. There is no MIL, and no codes stored in the ECU. I have not b...
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L speedo inop VIN: 1J4GK48K25
help chrysler techs! i have this 05 liberty . the speedo is inop.the speedometer needle will not go over 20mph. no codes in any system on vehicle. i test drove vehicle and i am getting reading from vehicle speed sensor . but it differs from wheel speed sensors...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC123X1
Two codes came up on the computer, po501 vss and po717 turbine speed sensor. I believe there is an input and output sensor on this vehicle but having these two codes and both components bad at once would be weird. Any help on these codes would be greatly appre... Trouble codes: P0501, P0717
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L a/c evaporator VIN: 1L1FM81W5X
Hello Ford Techs, Does anyone know a simple way of replacing the evaporator without pulling the dash. I have heard that you can cut the housing under the hood to pull the leaking one out (car has almost 200k and owner does not want to spend $$$ on it) Any tips...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L compressor VIN: 108.18-12-
The compressor is needing replacing. I have a new York compressor and receiver-drier that I will be installing. I need to know the correct amount of oil the system holds. If anyone knows the amount of refrigerant that would be helpful also. I am flushing the e...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D7L
Hey Gurus, I've stumbled across a new one (for me). This is a very well kept 1990 E300, clean inside and out with a perplexing warmup/hot mode condition. From a cold start to just under 80C the car behaves fine, then (sometimes) it develops multible tip in mi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDB2010242
This is a UK spec 190E saloon fitted with a 2 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine and 4 speed automatic tranmsmission. The car drives fine in all gears but when the accelerator pedal is depressed quickly to full depression to operate the kick down the transmission...
2006 Mercedes-Benz sprinter 2.5L lacks power VIN: WDB9046632
hi fellow techs,this sprinter came in with a loose front crank pully,damaging front of engine,new short motor fitted, engine starts and idles as should, problem is after idling for a while will emit some black smoke from tail pipe,when driving,very slow to acc...
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3CS44R5M
with engine cold rpm will rise to 2500rpm and drop to 1500rpm will do this over and over for about 45 seconds. then the engine will idle perfectly, checked for intake leaks none found removed idle air control valve and cleaned, no difference. only last about 4...
1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L no reversre VIN: JA3AD59G8S
Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in on the hook with no forward or reverse movement. Customer stated she was stopped at a light, when she went to accelerate from the light, the vehicle started to move than "let go". She had just enough momentum to get her to th...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Starting VIN: JA3AJ86E22
I have a mitsu driving me up a wall. The complaint on this vehicle is a simple dead battery after sitting overnight. The customer claims to have jump started vehicle as much as 4 times in a week. When I took the vehicle in I assumed a simple drain or a bad bat...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L extended crank time VIN: JN1CA31A61
This car sets code P1335 immediately on start up. Looked at signal with crank sensor (front of oil pan) disconnected, engine running, and it appears normal. Also checked it with the 8 Pin at front of manifold disconnected, engine running and it looks normal. W... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crank Siganl - Reference/120 degree)
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L cluster warning lights VIN: 1G3WX52H8Y
Vehicle came in with service vehicle soon, anti-lock, brace, trac off and pcs lights on. Scanned vehicle and there are no codes in any of the systems. The lights come and go , but most of the time they are all on. I know other gm's have problems with the ignit...
1988 Pontiac Fiero Sport 2.8L lock up VIN: 1G2PE1196J
This car originally came in for a die at stops. Found TCC solenoid sticking. Simple fix. Customer returned saying that it is not going into lock up. Test drove and verified. Checked power and gound to solenoid good. Replaced solenoid again, still same problem....
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L temp gauge VIN: 1G2WJ52M4R
This grand Prix came in for coolant leak. Found intake leaking & radiator busted. Customer OK'd repairs & said that temp. gauge also wasn't working. When work was finished, we checked for gauge problem. Car has wire for sending unit but no sending unit & no pl...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L convertible top VIN: WP0CA2983X
The control relay for the power soft top will not actuate. I have gone through the input tests as per Alldata and MOD. All inputs are as required yet the solid state double relay will not activate. The pwr soft top will work perfectly if the relay is bypassed....
2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L wiper motor/washer pump VIN: 1G8JW82R6Y
Customer complains that the wipers do not turn off with the multi-function switch. Also that the washer pump is inop. The system works fine at this time. Has anyone had trouble of this kind with this system and if so what did you come up with. Thanks for your ...
1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S6V
truck runs OK SES light on code 400 EGR flow low found pluged EGR tube cleaned tube code came back after about 70 miles. truck did pass new york emission test however code came back a couple days later engine has been tuned fuel system serviced for carbon buil... Trouble codes: 400 (EGR low flow)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAUN73C1S
Help all Toyota techs! We have this Tacoma with a hard start after sitting 5 plus hours. customer had fuel pump replaced at another shop for this concern with no improvement. We have only duplicated concern once very briefly in two days. We had strong spark, n...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P4X
This solara has an exhaust leak somewhere around the rear exhaust manifold, I cannot seem to pinpoint due to all the shielding. Have smoked the exhaust system and cant find any around where the noise is. I suspect a cracked manifold. Has anyone seen this befor... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L key cylinder VIN: 5TBRT3813Y
came in for timing belt and when completed job the key will not turn . cannot find removal procedure for cylinder that will not turn, also is there anything else that could keep key from turning besides defective lock cylinder
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L rear tow VIN: JTDKB20U55
thanks in advance it seems like some of these Toyotas like Prius ,Matrix vehicles see to havean issue with the back tow being out of spec from the factory... They offer a plastic shim thing to put in behind the backing plate. dont like that idea.. I was wonder...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L shifting VIN: 3VWBB81H9R
This car came in with the customer complaining the trans wouldn't shift and MIl was on. As I drove the car in to the shop it felt like it was in limp mode and went a few feet then locked up and wouldn't move except in reverse. The codes I found were 00545 [wir...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no generic obd ii communication VIN: 3VWWL81H7V
Hi everyone, thank you for looking, this is my first post, please forgive me if I am not doing it right. Okay, my problem is this vehicle failed california smog for no communication with smog machine. Vehicle with non oem stereo, thought the cause was the ste...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c compressor VIN: 3VWSP69M42
Hello to all you VW techs out there, this car came in with the customer complaint of the cooling fans always running and the a/c inop. We tore the dash apart to get to the ac controls to back probe and check for power and ground and it seems fine in that aspec...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine vibration(always) VIN: WVWPD63B32
Car came in with a bent fan clutch and motor had excessive movement when in gear. It was time for the timing belt to be replaced,and also replaced fan clutch. After repairs made car came back with a vibration at idle,in P/D and N. We replaced motor mounts a...
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1AX8844D
This is my first post so excuse me if it is not up to par. While riding down the road the car will cut off but almost always it is like hic-up and it will take off again once in awhile you will have to put it in neutral and it will always restart. When the pro...

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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L uncknown VIN: WBAE62316N
Problem was so simple. Wire from lamp at alternator was unplugged (round clamp with nut). Somebody forgot to connect it after some repair. Because of open on dash charging lamp circuit alternator would start charging just after accelerating engine to about 3...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 4-5 shift VIN: 5UXFA53512
Thanks for the replies on this problem.Never did get any further checking on this vehicle.Brother in law decided to take it to dealer and trade the vehicle on a new 3 series.
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Alternator VIN: WBABW33424
Thanks to all that answered the post -- twas the alternator and no other problems - for the "BMW" person - you are correct -- I do overdiagnose -- "I" am used to well built car like Honda and Toyota that the alternator lasts more than 40K for a high cost alt...
1985 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14EXF
Thanks for all the replies. Most everyone thought I had relay problems so I replaced the relay,and I could see fuel spray at the injector but still had to crank the engine excessively to cold start the truck.I next tried a reman ecm with no improvement. The on...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GCGC29R6V
The customer brought another used valve assembly and after replacing and bleeding it the problem is solved. It may have been a problem with the brake fluid. When I questioned him on it he told me that when he replaced the 1st master cylinder and control valve ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L condensor VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
Thank you all, I ended up letting the customer decide and putting the Delco on. The aftermarket came with an R12 schrader valve on the outlet tube so I believe the serpentine design was for the older R12 systems and the header or multi tube design for R134A. I...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMR458JK6
replaced ecm, p507b idle rpm high , would [not respond to automated tests, with genisyis scan tool, apparent bad ecm , thanks to all Trouble codes: P0507.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L low power VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Sorry for the delay, I wanted some drive time before I was sure. A lot of people recommended exh. testing but I had done that 3 time already. the last post I got was about the ETC and that was were I was headed, just on instincts. It wasn't even that expensive...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 8.1L blower motor VIN: 3GNGK26G62
Wow! Thank you very for your replied. Most of you say that blower motor relay is at fault. and a few with a/c control head. I inspected wirings and component that are related to a/c control system-all look normal. So between the blower relay and control head,...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L compressor VIN: 1GNDUO3E13
hey guys, I have not yet repaired this vehicle. But through a process of elimination, I have come to see that it is going to be a computer problem of some kind. I am not able to diagnose that yet as the customer has went on vacation with the vehicle. I will...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L compression VIN: 1GCEC14X93
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4GP54L1TB3
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1C3EJ46X9Y
This being our courtesy car, we have not had time to change the aftermarket wheel bearings. I'm suspecting they are the cause of the noise from the responses I've received. Will post when we do get around to eliminating this noise. Thanks for everyones advic...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44322
Thanks for all the replies, wanted to make sure this didnt come back before I closed. Just needed a kick to get me in the right direction...turns out filthy injectors were the culprit...hooked up the motorvac and did a fuel injection cleaning and watched all t... Trouble codes: P0720 (Rich exhaust bank 1).
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Radio VIN: 3C4FY48B43
This is NOT something you will see everyday! The ign cyl was messed up and the key could be pulled out of the cyl with the car running. Well, if the key is pulled out even 1 notch, the radio quits! No dispaly, nothing... I have no idea why this is but a new ig...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.2L unknown VIN: JHMR458JK6
thanks to all who replied , replaced master cyl cleaned an ajusted rears, replace diff sensor abs , rock solid pedal now
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1B7GL22X9W
The Durango is fixed,the problem was the after market computer was supposed to be programmed but it wasnt. After driving it awhile the abs light came on so I scanned it and the code was mismatch vin took to local dealer and I had it programmed all fine now. Th...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L tranz temp 551 degrees celcuis VIN: 1B3AS46C92
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7LU38C14
thanks for the replys. turned out to be a miss boxed part from dodge. Had them send another one and it almost 1/4" shorter. would have been easy to tell that if the old one hadn't been broke by the belt. Trouble codes: P0336, P0335.
2005 Dodge Dakota Laramie 3.7L engine VIN: 1D7HE52K35
Thanks to Robert, Mike, and James (Butch) for taking the time to help me. I couldn't get away from believing the problem had something to do with the tensioners because the noise would go away whenever there was a little load on the engine, I was wrong. I p...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS29C06
Sorry I dont have much to add. My buddie says the light has not come back on so far. He just bought a Harley and hasnt really even driven the truck since then. I did tell him about the information that everyone sent in and he said he will take it back to th... Trouble codes: P0191.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 shift motor VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
I want to send Miles a big thank you for the excellent explanation of what was going on with this system. He told me that when the shift motor stopped working the GEM went into a shutdown mode and had to be reset after the repair was made.I was very confused b...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDWW36FOY
i remved the head and found that the #7 piston had a hole in it . sounds like motor to me thanks to all with the replies
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L waterpump housing bypass tube VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNXZ1F92
This poor truck had 5 bad glow plugs and 6 bad injectors. Now it starts and runs like a champ. Thank you to all that took the time to help, Adam Trouble codes: 1211 (Fuel pressure low/high).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW3IFX2
well tech's i got this one out the door finally,it was the injectors at fault.after rechecking the entire system again to be sure(no one will test injectors up here,just replace is the answer i got)i replaced all eight and it runs fine,thanks for all the help ... Trouble codes: P0344.
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP40493
the problem was the manifold intake was leaking when it reached opperating temp funny i could not see this when the engine was cool
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14515
have determined the problem is with oil flow thru vct system. when cams come out of phase the engine oil pressure has dropped to 22-28 psi at hot idle. preformed multiple engine oil flushes and the problem goes away for about 50 - 60 miles now and oil pressure... Trouble codes: P0022.
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power doors locks VIN: 1FTPX12505
First I will like to thanks to Ross , Christopher , Nick ,Brad and Matt , you guys are great and IATN rocks . The culprit was the Receiver P# 5L3Z*15K602*BA , also called Security Keyless Entry , that is located behind the rear seat cushion (pain in the neck t...
1996 GMC G3500 Magnavan 5.7L a.c. VIN: 1GDHG31K1T
First above all I want to thank everyone for your replies.I chose to replace the condenser under the school bus as some of you suggested,I ordered 3 weeks ago, came in this a.m.After being hounded for 3 weeks by the maintenance director,Thank God school is out...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd hi VIN: 1GTGK23U84
wet clutch pack in transfer case burnt up, with truck on lift , in park, and with 4wd in low, with a pry bar i could turn the front drive shaft in 4wd low or 4wd high . did not know ths transfer case had a clutch pack, no to be confused with the vicous clutc...
2005 GMC Savana 3500 SLE 6.0L steering control VIN: 1GJHG39U65
We rechecked everything and went for some more test drives. The code never reset and the lights stayed off. Right now we are leaning towards the reflash. The customer had to have the vehicle for this week, but plans on having the reflash done if the problem pe...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5649K
Hi and THANK YOU all who replied. Helps get mind thinking. This Honda passed Smog test this morning. One reply was to check timing belt for being correct. Set crank at TDC and had both cams at marks on head, looked good. With valve cover off thought to check v...
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
Well, the customer called back and said its running fine. It seems that if the idle speed drops too low the compressor will cut out which makes sense. Cleaning the IAC did the trick. In response to those who said the charge was low I would agree but with the c...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKYF185X6
I will be replacing the timing belt in the near futur and will attempt to pinpoint the noise. It is very possible the noise is coming from the vtec solenoid and timing belt area.
1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT58LOL
Thanks for all the help fellow techs, It was the ballast resistor on the inner fender well causing the problem.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L pwr windows,door locks VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1S
Achieved repair by eliminating the 23 pin connector at the driver door jamb and hard wiring all 23 pins. There was so much wear inside the connector that several wires were not connecting. So, to avoid problems later, the connector was elimiinated and the wi...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FT68S1V
This was my first fix request on IATN. I received many great ideas. THANKS. After checking in to several of them, I did put a PCM in the vehicle and for several test drives the symptoms did not appear. But on the 4th test drive when hot the symptoms came back ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K82
Well this one is fixed. I confirmed it using the in bay test on the red brick and then drove till monitor was ready. The leak was by the drivers floor near fire wall. I never saw the leak using smoke but noticed that the hose actually was getting damp. No smok... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak).
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride VIN: 1LNL M9841
Thanks to all that replied to my help request to may to do individually but the general census is to do a conversion kit is the right way to do the job and with no drilling (like was mentioned if you use a strut assembly off of a turaus ) would be the simplest...
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