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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD6328V
To all BMW technicians, this car came to my shop with the number 3 cylinder missing fire. We found the number 3 cylinder head to be cracked and the car was overheating. After we replaced the cylinder head, the car runs fine but, the check engine light is on al...
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L struts VIN: 1G4CW54K32
We have a Park Ave hear that makes popping noises on both sides that seem to be coming from the upper strut area. Customer states that when the strut mounts are replaced noises go away for awhile but return later. Strut mounts were aftermarket replacements. No...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2GIFP22P95
This car is at another local shop and I was called for a fresh opinion. This is the managers personal car and they've not been able to fix it long term. The water pump is not leaking. The distributor is dry. The car throws no codes at this point. Rpm is lim...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E5Y
sorrry guys for the brief description earlier, i was swampd, this car has been a little headach, did all the basic checks fuel,vacuum, spark,fuel trim normal,maf,tps no gltches.. my question was if anyone has encounterd problem like this. the car idles perfect... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Steering VIN: 2B4GP2532Y
Replaced all above components. Vehicle came in leaking power steering from everywhere. Replace above components and since have a bad steering shudder vibration. With the first Napa rack the problem was only present at or near wheels turned to lock. Severe shud...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU41L4Y
Hi all - I'm running out of ideas with this one. Vehicle came in with loss of power complaint on heavy acceleration. (almost feels like a restricted exhaust system). Also complaint of excessive pinging on light acceleration. Had 2 lean running codes - P0171 & ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L rear noise VIN: 1FTRW08L11
hello to all techs out there i have a 2001 ford f150 with a groaning or chattering while braking i've changed the brakes and the e-brake shoes.also replaced the rear fluid and noise still there only there when braking.(i used frition modifier also)noise coming...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise in hub VIN: 1FTNX21L23
hey to all, have this ford truck with a rattle type noise in the front hub area. sounded at first like a shock washer rattleing. everything is tight in frt. end. the axle was loose in the hub bearing, replaced bearing assy. now axle tight. the washers were a l...
1986 GMC K1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GTEK14H7G
The number stamped on the distributer matches All Data's reference but this is not a four wire plug in. The question is why are the control moduals in the distributer going bad, did I put a bad pick up coil on it, and how to test further? Thank you for any hel...
2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L anti theft problem VIN: 1GTFG25M2Y
this van got towed in to our shop for not starting.hooked up the scanner and got p1626 which is for anti theft system fuel enable ckt.cleard the code and the van started fine.explained this situation to the customer that the van is starting fine at this moment...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1224R
This Civic came in for the usual no start when engine hot, no problem. Checked it out and found no spark after letting it sit for about 15 min. after getting to operating temp, installed reman dist., checked it for a day and a half no further problems found, a...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5547W
hello everyone , i have this honda accord that keeps setting a po171 system too lean . vehicle had several that were fixed . po171 keeps coming back . the vehicle has had the updated regulator put in already . has anyone seen this or any ideas on how to check ... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no shift no speedo VIN: KMHWF25H82
car came in for routine service. i put tbelt, spark plugs, drive belt, water pump and trans flush. test drove ok customer picked up. came back less than an hour with a p1602 ecu-tcu comm line #1. now car has no shifting no speedo cant talk to the trans comp. ...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 452CY58V3R
This is for all of the excellent isuzu techs out their. this vehicle is failing emissions at idle, i have checked scanner tool data and the only thing i can find that seems funny to me is 2 coolant temperature readings, COOLANT (A) and COOLANT (B), coolant (a)...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FJ68S0T
would like ideas. this jeep is not in shop. but customer called for appt. the complaint is at times. it blows oil on rear glass and smokes out the rear. i realize the engine w/ 160k on the clock. might need replaced or overhauled. i believe the crankcase press...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S7V
stalling problem,no codes, backfired when stalled
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
This Jeep came in with MIL on and a slight sputter at idle. Scan to find Random misfire and no. 3 cylinder miss. Checked compression and replaced original spark plugs. Cleared codes and retest. Misfire counters still counting at all cylinders and only at idle.... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S51
Vehicle came in with a check engine light. Retrieved DTC's. P0455. Found the hose broken at the charcoal canister. Also found the hose oh the LH side of the vehicle next to the firewall broken. The line at the canister, had to replace the whole EVAP hose line ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected Large Leak)
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G3WH52H41
Hi guys, A customer brought in his vehicle regarding difficulty in steering. I realized that the power steering fluid was leaking from the rack seal, so I replaced the rack and let the car idle. Once warmed up, I tried to steer but it still came up difficult, ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L bosch abs VIN: 4T1BG28KGX
What is the trick to clearing abs code on this car? it came in with a code 32 lf sensor ckt. It was wrecked in lf and strut/control arm replaced. it is unknown whether the light was on prior to suspension part replacement. I found the sensor tip was touching t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L instrument VIN: WVWMD63B3Y
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP53L1P
thanks to all that helped.whAT I FOUND WAS THE TIMING HAD JUMPED ONE TOOTH AND FOUND A BAD PLUG WIRE. Trouble codes: 18 (cam crank error).
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Gas Gauge VIN: 1GVEK63N34
Thank you all. Everyone had great input, but James from Oregon had the the best insight. There is a extended warranty on any 2003-2004 GM Escalade, Avanche, Tahoe, Yukon, Etc... Instrament cluster. It covers any of the gauges (1 or more) for sticking, flutt...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK18R6V
First just let me say thanks for all the responses. The truck is running much better but it took some effort to get there. I replaced the #7 plug wire and ran two cans of BG through the injectors. I have found that if you let the BG sit in the injectors for... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L batt light VIN: 1GCHG35R92
Many thanks to all that replied. I took a shortcut by replacing the PCM to no avail. I did download a diagnostic chart for this problem, but it referenced connector pins I did not have so I could not use it. With the vehicle running, I noticed that I could get...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Hanger Bearing VIN: 2CNDL73FO5
The Problem is that part of the CV joint is siezed in the PTO output flange . I talked to a GM Tech (non iatn ) they have had a couple that they have had to replace the driveshaft and yoke because they would not come apart .There are no parts avaible at this t...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Starting
Well, I resorted to removing parts and putting the in the freezer since the problem was with a very cool vehicle. first the cluster, nothing then the ignition switch, nothing, then the bcm, again noting. This was a very difficult problem to duplicate, so i to...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L exterior turn indicators VIN: 2C8GP64LX3
Well this one is fixed.Thank you to Thomas, Rich and especially Bruce [...]. All stated the BCM indeed controls the turn signal activity. Bruce's valuable information about the outputs from the BCM and their locations in the harness connector assembly hel...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H6T
Thanks to the three guys who replied to my request!! When the vehicle left that night, I told the customer that I would reflash the computer (There were 4 updates to be installed) and that i would clear KAM, to see if light would come back on. He hasn't been b... Trouble codes: P0385.
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36FOT
Replaced IPC sensor and plug. Thanks for the input
1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3657K
This is terrible and embarrassing at the same time. The customer had a "friend" install a fuel pump prior to hauling it to me. I was too busy looking for fuel injector pulse and not fuel pressure.Feeding the throttle body starting fluid allowed the engine to r...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L aux fans VIN: 2HGES163X4
what a great group,after all the b/s all we had to do was bleed the coolant system,we found lots of air in the coolant.thanks to all who took the time to help us fix the problem. ps if any body has a problem with a mercedes benz just call [...] thanks...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MECM75F4M
Thank you all for your assistance. The major portion of the problem was a hole in the vacuum line from the MAP sensor to the intake, under the upper intake in the back. IATN members are the best!!!
1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1P3XA46K6P
I'm closing this with a summary. I had four replies that told me to ckeck ignition pickup hitting shutter blades, bad pickup module or coil, bad fuel injector,or fuel pump and restricted exhaust. I checked each of these systems and found everything working pro...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA29M7Y
Crank sensor had intermittant output. Replaced and vehicle runs fine. Thanks to all who helped.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPC21C13
I want to thank all of you for your suggestions, but the customer is going to trade this off. Thanks to David [...], Lou, David, Don, Chris, Hugo, Mark ( Jake), Gabriel, Craig, Gary and Jason for your input. This car is NOT a veggie car, had NO running proble... Trouble codes: P1248 (injection start control deviation).
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