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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L instrument cluster indicator lights VIN: JH4DC4352T
Here's the deal. This integra has instrument cluster indicator lamps that stay on with the car off and all. Sometimes the door chime will be on for no reason at all. This only happens when it rains. The car has a water drip on the driver's clutch pedal area su...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine oil VIN: WAUAC68D21
Hello group, I have this Audi that makes a loud lifter clatter or chain rattle from the valve train only after the engine is warmed up and below 1500 rpm. Cold start has a small rattle and then goes away. I have read several TSB's on these issues but have no ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Loss of Can Comm. ABS lite comes on, Speedometer q VIN: WBADP6338X
Start vehicle & go thru a complete drive cycle. Shut vehicle off for 5 to 10 min. Then restart, as soon as you put in gear to take off-message appears-(Transmission fail safe mode) the ABS Lite comes on,speedometer quits working,check engine lite comes on, and...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH83491
This car came to me with a no start. I have B+ at the starter but neither of the solenoid wires would power up when i turned the key so i went to the starter relay i swore that i had all the proper voltages yesterday, also all-data says that the relay is under...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAAN374X1
We have tried disconnecting a/c pressure sensor, radiator outlet temperature sensor,fan module checks okay. Alldata wiring and system function information inadaquate.We are unable to determine what information the ECM uses to operate the cooling fan system.
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33422
Good morning BMW techs.I have a problem with this car.It came in overheating.Trouble code 125.cooling fan.replaced fan sensor in the lower rad hose and the cooling fan,wires were rotted off behind module,Fan still does not work. I have power and ground to the ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L suspension VIN: 2G1WX15K81
Good morning to all.I have this 01 monte carlo ss that when making tight turns (like a parking lot type turn) there is a loud snapping type noise.The wheel must be turned either all the way or just about all the way.Noise happens aprox. 1/2 way thru a 180 turn...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32G32
I got this Corvette with the MIL on with codes P0410 & P1415 for the AIR system. The first thing I did was check the function of the AIR pump & vacuum solenoid control valve with the Tech2. Both work fine. Removed the hose at the pump to test output of the pum... Trouble codes: P0410, P1415
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK13T25
i had this truck brought in by a used car dealer,check engine lt flashing, running terrible,missfire #1#2#8 cyl's. #2 had cracked sparkplug,replaced and ok. #1 changed plug, wire,coil switched and injector changed, still miss at idel mainly.compression 125lbs....
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L ECM & power Supply VIN: 1C3XY66R1M
Car sets three days and battery gose dead. Checked all interior lights, trunk, under hood and glove box and even removed fuse. Still a drawl. I've searched for simular problem and found no fixes. My car is not going away, I have to fix it! What I've found at t...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
I have this car that originally would just stall, and die I could never catch it in the act, now the car will not start, no spark after lots and lots of testing and the customer helping from the internet I am stumped. I have no spark, I have RPM both Cam and C...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L3W
chrysler techs please help.have this 98 tnc that wants to beat me.came in with complaint of stalling/hard restart,mil flickering.upon inspection the van died and the asd relay and fuel pump relays began rapid firing.swaped with new oe relays eith no change.usi...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L no communication, no bus VIN: 1C3EL46X22
Help, this car was towed in with a no start condition. on the instrument cluster where the speedometer is it says no bus. im not real familiar with chryslers. what does this mean? sorry to sound so stupid. fuses are good and it has a new battery. it will not c...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATA22691
Hello everybody, this car came in as a no start. I have traced it to a problem with the PCM not pulsing the injectors. All injectors have battery voltage to them, but computer will not pulse to ground. I have check the wires between the PCM and injectors, all ...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 1B4GH44R9P
this 93 caravan originally came in because it was overheating. i found that it was way low on coolant because of a leaking water pump so i replaced it. it came back a few weeks later overheating again. this time i found a blown fusible link, so i replaced the ...
2004 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Reference VIN: 1D4GP45R64
Hi Chrysler techs. The issue I am having with this van is a no start/no crank condition. I have no communication with the PCM, TCM, or the ABS module. There is no fuel pump operation, no reference voltage at any of the CKP, CMP, MAP... etc. There is no check e...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Engine VIN: 1D4HB48N55
Any help on this would be helpful. Vehicle makes a knocking noise while running from what sounds like the flywheel area of the motor when the brake is applied! Shift into a gear and the noise is present all the time. Shift into park and release the brake...noi...
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L instrument lighting VIN: 1FMDA41X8L
This van has a problem unlike the other ford electronic instrument clusters. Usually we see these with dim lighting all the time and that is the only lighting problem we run into with these vans. This van when started will have nice bright dash lights and afte...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10X1R
Customer brought vehicle in starting check engine light coming on going up hills when cresting hill light goes off. We did all the basic checks everything checked out ok. When we check for codes no codes in system on koeo and koer tests. Road tested to confirm...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G6S
Vehicle came in with a misfire/surge at around 40-45 mph when it warms up. The 172 code shows only under koer test. I did add a ground to pin 49 o2 ground at the pcm because the o2 voltage on my scoped stayed at 1.5 volts. And to let you know, the datastream a... Trouble codes: 512 (kam), 172 (o2 not switching)
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14A1V
Hello out there in Tech land! This one seemed easy enough with the codes it has. The upstream O2 is rich most of the time. It will start to switch when you drive down the road. I have good voltage and ground to the O2 heater, and when I ohm check the heater ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater malf. b1s1), P0141 (02 heater malf b1s2), P1132 (os insufficient switching b1s1), P1138 (o2 insufficient switching b1s1 koer), P1408 (egr flow out of range)
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Liftgate VIN: 1FMYU24E8X
Problem is simple-broken ball studs on liftgate strut mounts.[rear door]What Im looking for is a better solution for repair.Ford wants silly money for the mounts and I wondered if any of you body guys have found them elseware.This door weighs a ton and I dont ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L transmission VIN: 2FMZA50U6Y
i can drive this vehicle 3-5 minutes and the tranny works fine,then the pump starts to whine and seems like it goes into neutral.shut vehicle off wait not even a minute and take off again for a couple minutes.any help would be greatly appreciated.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L coolant contaminated w/fuel VIN: 1FMSU43F9Y
can anyone suggest possibilities for diesel fuel - in coolant resevior & spraying out of cap - while engine is running - ie - i think its a fuel injector sleeve i would think - any ideas
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timing & Rough Idle VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
Thanks to all that reply. I know how frustrating some of these cars can be and this site helps all of us. Well it all started when the customer brought the car in on the hook and then explained to me what had happened. As he was driving the car it just felt li...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Whole vehicle VIN: 1FTZR08711
Hello, Thank you for reading through the issues as I see them. I am the happy recipient of two Ford Ranger EVs (electric vehicle). The Iatn request for help requires and engine and transmission selection and automatically inputs the ignition and fuel system. T...
2002 Ford F-650 7.3L compressor wiring VIN: 3FDNF65422
I need a wiring diagram for this F-650 a/c system. The customers mechanic cut alot of wires to the compressor and relays. Alldata doesn't cover the F-650, and I am not going to guess at this mess. Thank you in advance for any diagram you can provide.
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDXF46P83
Hello, I have I prob that I am getting coolent in the oil pan. The eng runs fine. has no skip. no codes in system. have removed the oil cooler and egr cooler and found no reson to have coolent in oil pan. It will run in as fast as you can poor it in. has anyon...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L axle/diff VIN: 1FTRF14W34
thanks for all the help in the past. have a truck that was droped off from body shop.truck was hit hard on left rear complete rear differental was replaced due to damage. truck is here for bad vibration at a very low speed 1-3 mph rear of truck will shake real...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alignment VIN: 1FMCU93158
We have a 2008 Escape with 35k miles, all 4 tire are worn hard and chopped on the inside edge, suspension is tight and alignment looks good, it drives ok once you get past the tire noise! thanks in advance for any input,
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Door Lock Actuator VIN: 1GKFK16R3X
Would certainly appreciate any help I could receive on this problem. The locks on the vehicle will not fully lock or unlock. You can hear the locks making the familiar click sound, but they only move about 1/16 of an inch at the most. All door lock actuators w...
1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
Engine cuts out and stumbles intermittently under load. road test with data shows ft enable dropping to no periodically, especially when stumble occurs. I know i need to replace fuel pump, but that is not the intermitent. Anyone know what "ft enable" means. Al...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC16T53
tps1 signal .81 volts tps2 .71 volts ref voltage problem on tps2 4.28v tps1 refv 4.91 checked power and grounds all good if i unplug actuator ref voltage 5.01 on both ref if i swap ref voltage wires 1 and 2 pins or cut wires and swap both are 4.83 is problem i... Trouble codes: P2135
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GKFK66U83
We have a wierd problem here, this truck cranks up and runs fine in park or neutral, but as soon as it is put in gear the truck dies immedietly, every time. Scaned computer and it has no codes. This is a drive by wire throttle body and I have asked other techs...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8121T
Hello,and thank you for taking time to read my help request.This Honda is shortening my life expectency,as you can see it came in originally for a cylinder head gasket repair.Everything was fine up until approximately 1000kms after vehicle left,customer stated...
1999 Hyundai Bering 638CID Mechanical VIN: KMFHB47A4Y
Hey guys looking for help on this 638 detroit diesel.Leaking oil from in between engine and transmission removed trans found seal silicone seal reassemble still leaking anything i should know please help
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4S2CK58D71
Hello to all, I have a 2001 Izusu Rodeo that we have replaced the timing belt, crank timing pulley, crank seal, cam seals, both idlers and tensioner pulley due to a whirring noise in front of engine. We also replaced the water pump because we were right there....
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Timing chain VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Hello all, I am looking for a little insight. This Jag came in in the hook for a no start. The complaint was that he parked it and the next morning it wouldn't start, just spin very fast. Compression was low at 20 psi so we squirted oil in the cylinders and th...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D63
Hello everyone, This engine caries two knock sensors, one under the intake manifold (engine top)and one on the side of the engine (engine side). ALL DATA & SHOPKEY show the location of the one under the manifold only and I have spend hours looking for the othe... Trouble codes: P0333 (knock sensor)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12441
hey there techs, i have this vehicle with an intermittent misfire at start-up on cyl 3 after you rev it a few times it goes away. vehicle came to us after another shop had chaned the plugs, wires, both coils, even the #3 injector, and intake plenum gasket. i d... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Head bolts VIN: SALNE22222
We are replacing headgaskets on this Land Rover and want to get some reassurance on the torque settings for the headbolts. Alldata and Mitchell both show 18 ftlbs, 18 ftlbs, 18 ftlbs, the additional 180 degrees. We want to make sure its 18ftlbs then to 36ftlbs...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L wiring VIN: JM11A2223S
This came in with engine will not shut off. If I pull the door lock fuse all is ok. I disconnected stereo (bose) pcm, abs, srs relays, body control module that piggybacks the fuse box. the door lock wire, wht/ green feeds voltage to blk/ wht wire from engine f...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: DON'T KNO
car came in no start fuel pressure ok, noid ok, no spark, check eng light on. voltage to coil + side ok. replaced dist. same thing triple check fuses voltage . clean all grounds i can or find ran more no good. being bit before I've tried 5 dist new reblt used...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D6T
I have this Mazda that is giving me major problems!! It will not rev up at all!! It almost acts like a restriceted exhaust. I have ran back pressure checkes, normal; compression checks, 110-120; fuel pressure, 45-50; spark is jumping 1/2-3/4 of an inch. It wil... Trouble codes: P1521 (p1195-), P1195 (p1250-), P1250
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D76
Hi folks and thanks for reading this. This car was fine a month ago when it got here and has not been driven. Now we sold it and went to drive it and have these codes. It falls on its face badly and the mitchell diagnosis sends me in circles with no end to it.... Trouble codes: P2179 (Too lean off idle), U0121 (Loss of communication to ABS)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Low Power VIN: WDBGA51E2S
Hi Guys, As usual the ghost stops here again, This 140 body has "low power" on accell. Idles smooth, runs good other than lack of real power. Trans kicks down but Dont go anywhere. Scanned & No codes or check engine light present. We first thought cats clooged...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Power Windo VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We have this 95 convertible in and the drivers window only works very intermittenly. We pulled the door panel and could not get any power to the motor regardless of switch position. We swapped the window swit...
1999 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, No Throttle Responce VIN: JA3AY11A8X
Good Morning I have this problem with this Mitsubishi. It will start when it is floored and idle when floored but not very smoothly. Supposely customer brought vechicle in to another shop for timing belt replacement installed timing belt reconnected battery an...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L lifter VIN: 1G2WJ52M2T
I have this vehicle that came in today not getting any oil to the lifters has 30 psi oil pressue we did and intake job on it back on the 7 of aug and it was very quit when it left was told that yesterday when they started vehicle it started to make noise and w...
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0JB0928D
Car will not start periodically and has stalled once on the road. We have been unable to catch it at a time when we can do any testing. The only thing we can verify is that fuel pressure seem good. Can anyone give ,me any direction? Any common problems I can t...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L convertible top VIN: WPOCA2996Y
Hello have a 2000 996 cabriolet with a stuck roof,roof is down and does nothing when switch actuated,this vehicle usually has a hard top installed except for the summer months. There was a bulletin for adjusting micro switches I tried that with no results.Soft...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DD75N3X
Good morning everyone, I have a 99 Saab 9-3 that came in for no a/c. I have no power to the compressor but I can jump the relay and turn on the system and it works fine. My problem is that at the relay I have power on pins 85 & 86 instead of a power and a grou...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3EF45E5X
Hello all, this saab has a problem, but don't they all.. When you turn on the RH turn signal with the head lamps off the LH headlamp and tail lamps flash with the turn signal. if you turn on the head lamps and RH turn,, the RH turn signals flash very dimly bar...
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH52855
car come in po410 air systems code. test and found pcm not turning on ground to the relay.i could induce ground at pcm connector and make system operate. replace pcm oem part, and had saturn reflash. and now a wk later its back. same code.. my genesus would no... Trouble codes: P0410
2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZH52832
Well this Saturn came in for a Oil Change and Oil Leak,so i brought it in and found the coolant tank full of oil... Before i tear the head off of this car I just wanted to see if anyone has run into this and maybe found that it was a cracked head or block, I t...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW54R73
Hello all. This 2003 saturn came to as a no run. cranked over no start. ck on scanner had a po301 and a randum miss fire for codes. had a rpm signal. we ck for fuel psi none. ck for power to pump and ground was ok. with power probe powered up fuel pump and Bea... Trouble codes: P0489, P0638, P0560, P2101, P0700
1990 Subaru Loyale RS Turbo 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2AN52B8L
ih guys, this is a strange problem for me , this car has a code 55 egr temp sensor code , (calif. only ) ,but this car is a federal emissions car. there is no egr temp sensor that i can find and on the ecm where the wire for the sensor should be there is none.... Trouble codes: 55 (egr. temp sensor)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAUN73C8S
This truck came in with a hard start when hot and poor running worse when cold condition. The hard start ended up being the coil. Now I am stuck with a sparatic cutting out under load between 0 - 50 MPH. It doesn't feel like a single cylinder. More like all of... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor A performance), P0340 (Cam sensor)
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HT05J7W
Hello all, This vehicle keeps coming back with a P0446 code in it. We are having difficulty testing the system and finding anything wrong. We have smoke tested the system. I feel like we are missing something or not testing the system correctly. This is the e... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent solenoid problem)
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L engine VIN: 4T1BE32K73
help...vehicle presented with milk shake in coolant system. Cyl head sent out & recond, installed new gaskets & head bolts. customer returned 2 days later w/coolant in oil. no overheating problem. customer filled resevoir twice in 2days. head bolts retorqued w...

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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L wipers VIN: 19UYA42411
thank you everyone. half of you said the motor was bad and half the switch. we were confused due to all the extra crap in this wiper system. kept it simple and turned wipers on and then off and checked at motor. the motor was still getting power. fault was in ...
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE5441L
Hi sorry it took so long, we did a pin check and found all was good. Tried a good ECM and it took care of it. Thanks to all
1998 BMW 328is 2.8L contol head VIN: WBABG2320W
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Oil tailpipe VIN: WBAGH8335X
Well thanks to all for your help, Agian a great learing process. Steve [...] was a great help and wad dead on with this one. Customer okayed work. Went to remove cam covers and what a surprise, well not really, Major sludge every where. I had warned the cu...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK13R6T
hello fellow techs.i am closing this due to that i have repaired the problem.i got some very good info on pump pressures and such.i couldnt find a vehicle deterrent on this one.alldata didnt list it either till 1998.i took the air intake assembly off to rechec...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GCCS19X5W
THANK YOU ALEX! pit3777 hit the nail on the head. Wire broken in harness from 4wd fuse to vcm C4 pin 13. Appears vcm stays in start mode and not run without this feed (doesn't know ignition switch position). Limits serial data. OTC doesn't support ignition clu...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E5Y
well its been a week since i logged on here. this is to all that helped me with this car..thanks for all your help. the car had weak valve springs.the vacuum gauge comfurmed it. needl jumping around, gos to show me that THE BASICS STILL APPLY. thanks alll.. Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Mechanical
Thanks to all who responded. Most said that the condition is normal and I tend to agree. The only problem is we (the vehicle owner and I) checked 4 other trucks and they were all different. Most would go 1 to 2 inches from the floor, but none would go compl...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L odometer VIN: 1GCHK23U65
Hello again and thanks for the replies . You all said the same thing. I gave my neighbor a copy of all the replies and he is going to the dealer. I did not want to clear the trip B miles he is going to let the dealer do that. His concern was maybe there was mo...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L heater VIN: 2C3HD46RKY
Thanks all for responding so quickly! I checked for codes (none stored) and followed the TSB 24002-04 procedures , removed the M-1 fuse, put it back together, turned ign on waited 4 min, started and drove the car, works fine now! I did recheck codes aft...
2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C8GJ45332
Checked wiring harnesses, found injector harness (engine side) had been routed by exhaust cross over pipe, wires melted together grounding injectors. Awsome help, Thanks Again David Trouble codes: P0172, P0300, P0303, P0304, P0306.
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L over heats VIN: 2C3JA63H75
at this time the car has not had any problems with the fans might have fixed it by just removing to check the terminals at the front control module to power distribution center but they have had it out very much either Trouble codes: P0481.
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L abs system VIN: 2C4GP44RX5
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L 1st VIN: 2B4GP4432W
bad filter seal thanks to all...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J4W
Put a oem ckp sensor in it customer took the car and still had the same problem. Never could get this car to act up for me at the shop, even used it as my everyday car and it never acted up. SO customer as far as i know sold the car... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300, P1598, P0320.
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L low power VIN: 1B3EJ46XX1
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R41
Here it is. Thanks for all the replies. We double checked all the suggestions from the replies. We sent the PCM out to be tested for a bad coil driver circuit. The rebuilder said it was bad, we purchaced a remanufactured unit.(after we installed and had th... Trouble codes: P0352 (2 ign coil primary circuit).
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EL 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP34362
thanks to all the replies, after more searching i removed the upper plenum and the injector rail and started spliting the wire loom and there it was. about 2 inches from the connector I found every wire exposed. I ordered a rail harness from the dealer and r... Trouble codes: 203 (cyl. 3 injector control circuit).
2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L head VIN: 1B3EL36X23
As it turns out the rod and main bearings were scorched. The sound was high in the engine but after an exhaustive search I found no fault with the head so we pulled the pan and there the problem was. I assume when it origonally ran hot water and oil mixed and ...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDYPD64465
Thanks for your replies. I pulled the fuel filter off and looked inside where the water senser goes into it and saw it was full of sediment and had some jell looking stuff in it?? Anyway replaced the filter and the truck runs like new. Trouble codes: P2047 (fuel rail pressure malfunction maximum fuel pressure exceeded), P2051 (fuel rail pressure malfunction maximum fuel pressure exceeded).
1964 Ford Farlain 289CID Shift VIN: 4K42C12932
First i appreciate all the information i received from everyone. To clarify this is a 1964 Ford Fairlane with a five bolt 289 cid 2bbl engine. All original, still had the tag on the carb. It looks to me that in green dot we should get three shifts and in drive...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1FALP4048S
It looks as if the consensus would be to remove and inspect the bearings. I planned to overhaul the trans if need be. Thanks for the insight into the problem.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L no cold air at vents VIN: 1FTSE34L8W
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20LX2
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14594
we did a compression test only on the #6 cyl because we were afraid to break any more spark plugs and the customer did not want the added expense of that. the comp was 155 lbs dry and went up to 200 lbs wet,a cyl leakdown test showed 23% leakage and we verifie... Trouble codes: P0306, P0174.
1994 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, rich on start up VIN: 1GKEC164KR
Well I had some reallygreat posts to my problem. I do not know what is wrong with this vehicle yet. The customer is will to workwith me one some tests I want to continue to do and if I have a absolute repair I will post it. Just to go over what all was done we...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GTEK19R7V
This crazy thing is fixed. It ended up being the fuel pump and sending unit. The wiring at the connector inside the sending unit was melted. The wierd thing is the pump was drawing 9.5 amps and had a perfect wave form right up to the time it quit. Thanks to al...
2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GNDG24MTY
I would like to thank everyone that offered help. Alex was right, we did have a bad pcm. We still had the old pcm, which by this time had dried out. I threw it back in and the vehicle was stable enough to drive and voila no 2-3 shift solenoid code. The owner b...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Power window and sunroof VIN: SAJEA01U53
Thanks for the responses. Especially to Dan, who offered a lot of advice. But, after trying to initialize the windows, do a hard reset (disconnect the battery) no luck. Called a dealer and they said they have more problems with the drivers side master switch t...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L flywheel VIN: KNADC12543
i took this flywheel to a 3rd machine shop and they were able to machined it. it was a 2 step flywheel they just measured the step and kept the dimensions the same it took about .010 to clean it up. i am not sure why the first 2 shops didnot want to do it. the...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY1247Y
Thanks for your assistance - Further investigation, removing timing cover and finding marks bang on, problem being cam gear bolt loose causing groove in cam shaft. Have not fully installed but I do have confidence this is the problem.
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Starting VIN: 1MEFM55S81
I found that by grounding the signal wire from the PCM to the crank relay(pink wire) the car starts and runs flawlessly. I knew that it could be a bad PCM or the Pats transmiter but had know way of being sure. I called a reliable tech line and they informed me...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L evaporator VIN: WMWRC33454
Not really a fix but a procedural item. thanks to the two techs who responded with the info I needed about removing the instrument carrier Now that I have performed the job I can see why there isn't a shortcut as the HVAC is attatched to the Dash There are con...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6DD26S72
Well thanks for all the help. I've been waiting for the car lot to make up their minds and they don't want to spend any money on this truck , or maybe they wanted me to troubleshoot to let thier car lot machanic fix it. Most of the help i recieved said the egr... Trouble codes: P0302.
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Gas Tank VIN: 4T1BF18B5X
Have not heard back from my customer on this one, so I will close it out. I Probably scared him off by explaining to him some of the possibilities of dealing with componants that looked like they came off of the Titanic. (Severe Rust) I recieved several rep...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR32E25
all fuses and powers and grounds at ecm were good. did not have bus data coming out. customer had ecm replaced by dealer under warranty. all good.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B71
hi fellas , thanks for the help. i tested the maf sensor with my modis . old sensor had low voltage on test 2.86 volts , installed new maf sensor & tested 3.96 volts , i could not check the fuel trims , i hope that this fixes the codes . car is with c... Trouble codes: P1479 (bk. booster vac. sys. mech. malfunction), P1128.
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T44
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. we went ahead and downloaded software upgrades into the engine control module, transmission control module and central electronic module. the electronic throttle module already had the latest software installe...
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