× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for September 29, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(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
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUED28D3W
Hi all, This car came in with heavy vibration when driving at 10-15 mph. Vibration goes away when car starts moving faster. The car had a used driveshaft already installed. We removed driveshaft re-greased rear joint. Center support bearing looks good. Changed...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L loor latch VIN: WBABF4316P
Hi, This BMW has a drivers door latch that won't latch onto the striker. I know I need to replace it but when I call the dealer the parts guy said that the latch had been redesigned and that if he sends this part to me I am going to look at it and insist that ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L floor board VIN: 4USCH9346Y
We have been fighting this noise and thumping for a while and would appreciate some help. On hard acceleration in first or second gear you get a noise and you can feel a thumping on the floor board in the transmission drive shaft area. In first if you are at 1...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery VIN: WBAAN37441
This vehicle suffers from a dead battery in the morning with no apparent symptoms, the final stage blower resistor was replaced by BMW years ago, the customer replaced it again himself one month ago, the customer brought the vehicle to us with the complaint- b...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83461
vehicle was towed in with no throttle response complaint. above codes were pulled. cam sensor took care of that code. replaced throttlebody because it would only open 1/8 inch during relearn proceedure. now engine surges constantly in bay until it backfires th... Trouble codes: 114 (cam position sensor), 117 (throttle potentiometer), 118 (throttle stuck), 119 (throttle potentiometer 2), 131 (throttle actuator jambed), 133 (spring check throttle actuator)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37451
Check engine light on with codes 227 & 228 which we translate to PO 171 172 174 175 respectivley, exhaust beyond limits rich or lean. Anyone have any diagnostic info or any experience with these codes? Customer tying to sell vehicle. Thanks Trouble codes: 227 (po172po171 exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 1), 228 (po175po174 exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 2)
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Interia lights & Central locking VIN: WBAFA52020
Hi We have this X5 which has come in from another workshop. The central locking doesn't work on remote & internal button(But does work on key in lock). The interia lights stay on(But can be switched off. We think the fault is that the car thinks the doors are ...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L lifter VIN: 2G4WB52K4W
originally car came in w/ blown head gasket. removed cylinder heads sent to machine shop. the machine shop resurfaced heads crack tested and reseated valves. since installation. one of the lifters on back head doesn't want to pump up and is tapping. checked oi...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L headlamps VIN: 2G4WS52J81
this car was brought in with customer concern of headlamps seem to be dimmer than they use to. did visual inspection of capsules, found some fogging but not much. turned on headlamps and tested alternator output and watched headlamp brightness against wall of ...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Cooling System VIN: W06VR52R2V
Coolant system holds pressure staticly. Run engine and leaks at Right rear above bellhousing somewhere. Leaks clear/grey in color. Grey crusty residue where coolant leak tracks are. Any common weak areas for this condition on the 3 liter V6. Thanks for your he...
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hazard, flasher VIN: 1Z37L7S445
ok vette guys, i have a problem i need some help on. vehicle came into our shop with multiple problems. i'm down to this last issue and have hit a wall. the problem i am having is that when the brake pedal is depressed, the hazard indicators on the dash and th...
1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1LT61TXL
car towed in no start after fill up, starts and dies, checked codes none, fuel pressure good, checked ignition switch power at koeo - ok, checked fuel filter -plugged replaced -same, only checked resistance on #1 and #6 injectors - 12ohms as need to take plenu...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14Z3S
Greetings Techs, Have an intermittent brain burner here.This 4.3L TBI, HEI system truck will on occasion hunt idle and misfire at or around 2000 rpm. Does not matter if hot or cold. She will then idle and drive like new. I drove the vehicle for 45 minutes at o...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MXT
car came in with p1106 code. vacc 19in idle. cked map showed .20 volts all the time, so i tried new map and on test drive would only go to 2 volts on hard accel. normal idle was.7 to .8 volts. so i start alldata tree. koeo unplugged map shows .o2 volts. next c... Trouble codes: P1106 (map intermittent high voltage)
1998 Chevrolet P SERIES 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKP37JIW
thanks for the help in advance tough intermitten problem this is a motor home that stalls out when driving on highway customer states after quits running they coast down the road and it will restart after about 5 minutes the codes p340 and p1351 will be stored... Trouble codes: P0340, P1351
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L gauges, windows VIN: 1G1YY12G0Y
This post is based solely on what the cust. has told me as the car has never acted up in my possesion. It occurs randomly and all symptoms happen at the same time. When glitch occurs both windows fail to work from the drivers side sw, fuel ga goes to empty, oi...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Warning Light VIN: 1GNDV03E72
Greetings fellow techs, Got this 2002 Chevrolet Venture Van in this morning with the complaint of the All Wheel Drive light disable on in the dash. Scanned the van for codes and found the following history codes-U1016-Lost communication with IPC, U1016-Lost Co...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Right turn signal VIN: 1GNEK13Z32
Vehicle brought in right rear trailer turn signal inoperative. found fuse for right rear trailer ckt in underhood box blown. replaced fuse, when right t/s applied feeds back through all brake lights and all brake lights flash. remove fuse, all turn signals fun...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
Hello Group, i got the 2004 Trail Blazer 4.2L keep Returning Service Code At First P0133 And P0410 iHave Check out the Secondary Air Pump Solenoid The Resistance Was Off So I Replace Solenoid with the valve, i have monitor the o2 voltage at idle and energise t... Trouble codes: P0410
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP64L6Y
Hi guys;Chrsyler T/C van 3.8 Liter V6 Engine has lean intake manifold pop on heavy acceleration after engine is warmed up. Fairly New plugs and wires, New EGR Valve assembly, No codes, Sensor data OK, Fuel pressure OK, Oxygen sensors OK switching, Exhaust conv...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L cab controller VIN: 2C8GT64L51
Ok first post It appears that the cab has a problem code 20 for pump circuit failure can activate pump and works .code 26 bus comunication . if I replace the cab or controller It must be initiaized by dealer only??? can generic tool do this. also customer aski...
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L wont die VIN: 2B4GH45RXR
engine runs fine even with key off will not die even with battery removed. have to disconect fuel pump or auto shutdown relay to kill engine. removed ign switch with no sucess. alldate is no help
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GHY5R7R
If you start it cold you can drive it away with no problems, try to accel. quickly and it bogs badly.managed to accel slowly and rev limiter kicked in at about 4000rpm. If you drive with two feet you can get it back to the shop but the hotter it is the harder ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L no power under load VIN: 3B7HC12Z8W
Truck has no power under heavy accel. Truck has no codes. Checked fuel pump pressure 42 psi. at cruise and bouncing between 42 and 30psi under a load. Truck has plenty of fuel volume at idle. No signs of skipping. The scan tool shows o2 sensor full rich, short...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J6W
We have an 98 dodge intrepid, with a very strange intermittant problem. The car stalls at times, but usually it will intermittantly run poorly, misses, chugs. 1st,The customer scaned the PCM code and found a P1391 code. He replaced his cam and crank sensor. Dr... Trouble codes: P1391 (Cam/Crank Sensor Failure)
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J8W
this car towed in for no start condition. the car was driving down the road and stalled out. it has power to coils and injectors. does not have spark or injector pulse. it has a cranking rpm. asd relay checksout good. could that be a power control module drive... Trouble codes: P1493 (manufactuerer controlled auxiliary emission controls), P1391 (manufacturer controlled system or misfire)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L radio VIN: 2B8GT54L81
owners wifes' van...radio and cassette quit.. no warning and the low mid high lights for the equilizer are all flashing. has any seen this.. is it common.. is radio repairable in house or should i send to electra sound for diag and repair? thanks for taking t...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HB11X21
We have a 2001 Dodge Van with a 3.9 I scanned the computer and no codes. It has fuel pressure and it does have injector pulse. We tested the connector to the coil and found no signal. We jumpered the asd relay and found we had a signal to the connector for the...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L transmission VIN: 2B3HD46R52
Hi guys, hope you can help.Car came in with p1790 fault after a shift, and 74 calculated oil temp.Would failsafe when hot. Removed trans and inspected. Looked like new.Replaced valve body, sol. block, mlp, speed sensors, and speed sensor harnesses.Got rid of 7...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Air Bag VIN: 2B8GT54L92
This van came in with the air bag light on in the dash. Checking the trouble codes revealed passenger squib circuit open. The trouble shooting tree in All Data leaves alot to be desired. I know I've had quite a few clock springs go bad on Mopar vans but beings...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HS48N32
Good afternoon, I have a 2002 dodge durango that after it runs about a half hour the truck stalls.When in stall mode the guages bounce like a shorted out dash,the fuel pump stays running and the injectors stay wide open.Needless to stay if you dont shut of the...
2007 Dodge Chassis Cab. 6.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D6WG48A47
Hi Folks. I have been reading up on these new generation 6.7ltr engines from Cummins. They are having trouble...a lot of trouble. However...due to a claimed mistake by the operator, the dealership will not warranty this engine. Why ? Customer states the Deal... Trouble codes: P0000 (Unknown.), P0089 (Low Systen Pressure/ Rail Pressure too Low.), P0000 (Unknown.)
1982 Ford Mustang 5.0L and Barckets VIN: 1FABP12H8C
Thanks for your interest and help. First of all this has a 351W not a 5.0 (I had to an engine for the post) I needed help with pulleys and brackets. I want to run a serpentine belt system and need any information on which vehicle to pull from to get the bracke...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTCR15TXG
I performed a full tune-up on this vehicle at the custormers request about a month ago. Customer returned with the complaint of extended crank time. Verified this. Checked fuel pressure right away, pressure is good, as you see by the above specs. The fuel pres... Trouble codes: 34 (No EGR flow), 13 (RPM out of spec)
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEV15H9N
Im having this problem with my A0D transmission, it just started happening. When its hot or when im towing something it pumps fluid out the front pump seal. What could this be and is it common on these transmission. Deeper trans pan and after market cooler hav...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power cold VIN: 1FTSW31F9X
Vehicle came in with a weird noise concern-swooshing sound when cold.This noise sounds almost rythmic like a surge in a vehicle with a bad vaccum leak.The idle doesn't seem to be affected.I can't tell exactly where the noise is coming from since its a diesel a... Trouble codes: P1247
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
intermittent start and die. the driver has complained over the las few months about the condition. it has a happened once in my shop when it did it would start and die, start and die, start and die. if i held the accelerator down a little bit it would idle, le...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery light VIN: 2FMZA5244Y
hello out there. we have a 2000 ford windstar with 2 lights on. battery/charging and the door ajar light. i fixed the door light with brake cleaner and penetrating oil at all 5 door latches. as for the battery light, the charging system is working properly (12...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E62
This truck has the control trac 4x4. It will growl/vibrate whenever you turn the wheels while rolling. The noise cannot be duplicated on the hoist but everytime on the concrete while rolling. We believe the transfer case is at fault but would like some more in...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU94123
Stalls intermittently but only shortly after started hot or cold. No codes stored. IAC opens 100% when commamded on scanner and scanner shows IAC increase just as engine stalls like its trying to catch the stall. Fuel pressure is ok at 65 psi. Battery voltage ...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24165
Hey techs. this car has code# p0174 lean bank 2 and i cant seem to get an idle change out of carb spray around intake and dont have a smoke machine to verify.are there any common problems on this duratec 3.0l v6 creating this lean code?thanx. Trouble codes: P0174, P2197, P0305
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDEC19R6V
customer brings in this gmc truck.she thinks it has a fuel pump issue.we checked and found low pressure and no regulator problems so we go to replace pump.i suggest to her we should use a factory unit in it.she says she can get this one replaced from where she...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L guages inop VIN: 1GKDT13S22
Here's a good one for you GM techs . on every module I can get loss of communication codes. Basically it has to sit over night first thing in the morning at about 50 degrees the IPC will only have a speedo and a tach the other guages are inop and idiot lights ... Trouble codes: U1041, U1026, U1041, U1152, U1162
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L transmission
Vehicle shifted and operated without fault until a 3 week rest as customer vacationed. Upon return engine started and immediate SES light. Pulled lever into reverse, got flashing 'R' displayed in the PRNDL, non-responsive in Reverse, pulled into drive, slipped...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5667S
takin' a whoopin' down here in texas,this '95 accord ex 2.2 vtech is setting a code 4 (crankshaft position sensor),followed honda "trouble chart" to "replace ecm and retest" car had reman distributor when it came in,could not set ignition timing to spec becaus... Trouble codes: 4 (crankshaft position sensor)
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L clutch VIN: JHMBB614X1
Good morning everyone I have what I thought was a slam dunk. The car came in because the customer was having to add clutch fluid every week and the car would shudder when the clutch was pushed in like the clutch was being released. We examined the hydraulics a...
2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD784X4
i replaced the purge control valve with the code, p1457 and the same code comes on again. i try to replace the fuel cap today. if the code comes on again, can i replace the canister assy? if i replace the canister assy, i could fix this problem completely? i d... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leak detectedcanister)
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
As I already stated this vehicle was in my shop for an egr vavle and O2 sensor. Those parts fixed the problems it had so we called the customer and when they came to pick it up in the morning it would not start. I got it back in the shop and after thinking tha...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W52
code P0446, We already replaced the vent conroll valve assembly but check engine light did come back on. Trouble codes: P0446
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1842W
Hello Jaguar Techs This XJ-R sets a P1601 code intermittently and turns on the MIL. The only scanners we have for this car are a Launch and a snap-on in generic obd-2 mode. The description for this engine code says refer to transmission diagnostics. There are ... Trouble codes: P1601
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SAJWA01T15
customer brought car to us with check engine light on. he described the problem as when coming to intersection, vehicle does not kill, but can not accelerate and has no power. trouble code was p2135 - tp sensor range/performance. mitchel does not give any infr... Trouble codes: P2135 (tp sensor range/performance)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Braking effort VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
This is a good customer of mine. She says that intermmitantly she applies the brakes to stop and she gets this grinding sensation from the pedal and the truck doesn't want to stop until she pumps the brakes a few times. This happens during hard braking as well...
1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L high idle VIN: JM1EC4328P
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4M
) Customer complain when driving for a while , the ASR warning light will stay on and you will feel the gas pedal getting a little stiff to depress , the car will keep going until you remove your feet from the gas pedal and slow down the car , you will see the...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Glow plug VIN: WDBF25F6WA
Four of the six glow plugs, including the one which is open, are frozen in the head. They will break loose with a loud crack, move a few degrees and stick. As I work them back and forth, the amount I can turn them before I think they will snap decreases until ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Good Evening, I have this Mercedes Benz here and it is supercharged with a P0410 secondary air injection fault code. I have checked the following for operation and functionality. The vacuum switching valve has vacuum and switches over vacuum to the air valve ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Seconadry Air Injection Fault)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK70G21
Hi Everyone, I've got a strange intermitant misfire. Vehicle was brought in for a Service B. During the pre-repair test drive there was no SES light on and no misfire present. Tech didn't drive vehicle far. Perfromed Service B. The post-repair test drive reve... Trouble codes: P2050 (TWC damaging misfire detect. count.), P2052 (Cylinder 5 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2058 (Cylinder 8 misfire TWC damaging)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Driver's seat VIN: WDBRF65J53
When using the seat switches, the Driver's side seat does not move at all. No humming from the motor, nothing. Now, I've heard the Seat Control Modules / Units do become faulty. But I've also heard that there are (2) Control Modules, (one in the door, and one...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC5L54Y
has no vacuum to egr valve, can ground solenoid and vacuum goes up to 10 inches, mdp kp 69.4, spec around 25 kp, when driving vehicle pcm is commanding solenoid, checked all vacuum lines and they are routed correctly, it should be applying vacuum but why not, ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insufficient flow detected)
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13W3V
the vehicle will crank with no dash lights or tach signal present. then all of a sudden the dash lights and self test bulbs will illuminate and the truck will start up. some times the self test lights will light up with the key in the crank position, except fo...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Thanks for all of your advise guys. Unfortunately this one is going to the BMW dealer as I'm pretty certain there is a problem with the EWS that we don't have the equipment to resolve. Trouble codes: 209 (Manipulation protection EWS), 131 (Signal CAN Instrument Cluster INSTR3 Message), 132 (Signal CAN Instrument Cluster INSTR2 Message), 146 (Capilary leakage 05mm), 21 (Activate VVT-Solenoid Valve Intake), 8 (Signal Airflow Meter).
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52LXR
As most of you suspected, it was a bad ECU. I did do a check of both cam and crank sensors and the wiring. I even tried a second ICM. What I did see, thanks to some sugestions, was incorrect scan data. I would get a readings on ceertain PID's, even when th...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52J11
There were alot of replies asking about injectors, we all know how difficult these are to access. I listened to each one that I could get at, no change when missing. All specs appeared to be correct. I was at wits end so I decided to relearn all of the sensors...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L mode door actuator VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
Thanks to Juan [...] from California!!! He gave me very detailed instructions on positioning levers correctly. I was able to get a picture from gm service info that showed positions of the levers, BUT, I had to go by Juans suggestions to make it work out. The...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY3181K
As almost all of you said the injectors were the culprit. When I ohmed them out 4 of them were in the 6 to 7 range and the new ones were I think about 16. Thanks again
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19KXN
Well, once again you guys did it. A new shaft fixed the problem. This site is the best. Thanks again
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1FP22P2R
Well after all repies and thinking of the original diag. I told the customer a better quality (OEM) Cat.converter is required. All pre-Cat gasses looked good and I felt a good Cat should be able to lower Nox within Spec.I beleive the egr will not be commanded ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC14WOX
Unfortunatly, the truck has been running with out a glitch. I got the best feedback from the tech forum. I posted the scope patterns there from the waveform library. That's what I tried to do with this post, but I don't think many looked at them. I reinstal... Trouble codes: P0339 (CKP CKT. Intermittant).
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK13Z26
I just wanted to thank all of you that responed to my post . We found that the tires were the same size but were different brands . There was a difference of 1/2" between the front and rear tires . Thank you all
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3H446R3X
Customer decided to sell car. Otc scanner kept saying those were lean codes which confused the issue right from the get go. After research and replies it was clear that they were ''rich'' bank 1 and 2. Most replies were leaning toward faulty fuel press regulat... Trouble codes: 172 (system lean bank 1), 175 (system lean bank2).
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R42
Well, it's been a week and have not heard back from costumer so we'll assume no news is good news. I was about to throw a computer at this one but thought I would recheck my sensors one more time, I hooked the vantage to my map sensor and while watching the v...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
sorry for not closing /posting sooner - no power or cable or water or anything - hurricane sent us a surprise -no power for days on end... o well such is life... no usefull info - to solve this isssue as of yet - we flushed 3 times - and new ford radiator -...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L high idle VIN: 1FAFP4046W
thanks to all that respond to my post. most of you said that it is normal to do that. i called the local ford dealer and talk to the service manager and told me the same thing that there is nothing wrong with the car. it has a dashpot in the computer that make...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDXF46S1X
thanks to all who helped me out. i did find a problem with the iac it was sticking so i replaced it but the truck still surged. it ran like a classic vacum leak. i finally traced it to the egr valve. it was hung open but there was no code for excessive flow s...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
Since it was a new processor and under fords warrenty the truck had to go to the local dealer where a replacement PCM was installed.Appearently just a bad PCM .As always your help is greatly appreciated . Trouble codes: 1280 (Injector Control Signal), P0470 (EBP Sensor Malfunction).
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF47P03
thanks for all the ideas, and help! unfortanatley the customer was in a rush, and hauled it off to the dealer before i could test it any further. if i find out what was done at the dealership i will post it later. thanks again!
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Trailer brake VIN: 1FTWX31585
I want to thank everyone for their help. Mitchell did not have any good theory/operation on this unit. Although the wiring diagram showed data link wires it did not explain their function. After 20 mph is when the brake control starts working. I hooded a t...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Temp control VIN: 1FMPU16506
Sorry for the delay on this one but it took awhile to get the parts to repair. this turned out to be a broken blend door the bottom of the door where it pivots was broke? The delaer states they have never seen one broke but I replaced it and all is working fi...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6677W
found fuse #15 blown; checked wiring loom for possible damage around intake brace as per many suggestions relating to a tsb- found to be ok; related blown fuse to accidently bumping power circuit to ground without realizing it during diagnoses; however check e...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L crank keyway VIN: JHLRD2849X
As many of the group suggested the crv was happy when 2 keyways are used.This is one of the reasons I like to keep the floor clean. Was it there originally and jumped out on disassembly? We dont know ,Have we had hondas in here before that have keyway problems...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
I apologize for the slow response. Many thanks to those who responded to the posting. We found the MAF grams per second readings to out specifications (too low). Replaced with a new one and the condition has not come back..
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs modual VIN: 1J4GW48S61
I got a few replies this one had gone for a swim but i dont think that had anything to do with it .I tried the 3 used abs moduals and finally went to a new one and that fixed it...it is odd that 3 supposedly good used ones wouldnt work...thanks for the replies...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S51
pulled the plugs ran a compression check, 150 across the board, but i noticed #3 plug was black. i had -32% fuel trim on bank 1 and -2% on bank 2, so i decided to swap #3 & #4 injectors to see what would happen to bank 2 fuel trim. cleared KAM and started the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire).
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Thanks for all the replies, and especially from Robert of West Virginia and Gil of Florida. As my update stated I had checked all the circuits from tps to computor. All checked ok with what I had. I didn't have a scope to check while driving or in shop. So fro... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor).
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L6X
first i must say thanks to all five of you guys try all the things that you guys say do. i think the truck need a pump so i put a new pump and the problem went a way thank you guys again
1994 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC4367R
Worldpac furnished a new taiwan distributor and that fixed it. Here's how to test your distributor, I feel I am an expert on this now. Having had 2 of them in one week. there is a 6 wire plug and a 3 wire plug. looking at them from the harness side and...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Head VIN: JM1BJ24542
Thanks for the help on this one. Alldata and Mitchell showed 12 bolts for the upper oil pan. Then they show a wedge that you break the seal to get pan off. Well we made two thin wedges and worked them from both sides from the front to the back and could not ...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 6MPCT01ZXM
Sorry for not closing this earlier, I've been trying to get the car back in here so that I could acually post a fix but haven't been able to make that happen yet. Bill confirmed that coolant should flow through the valve, Guillermo said to replace the valve, p...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W3S
I really appreciate everyone who took their time to offer help. Just about every reply that I received said that the egr port was plugged as I suspected and it was in fact an easy fix, just had to pull off the throttle body elbow and clean the carbon from the ... Trouble codes: P1407.
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT60381
Thanks for all the help and suggestions, a few mentions the need to have the timing set PERFECT on these vct engines, one person sent the ford trouble tree that is very similiar to the Alldata, and 1 nailed it with a bad connection, however my connection wasnt...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L pressure plate VIN: 4A3AC84H01
thank you for all replies. some of them led in the right direction, one gentleman pointed me toward the clutch installed wrong and this was most correct however the clutch was working good before i replaced the trans and i didnt touch the clutch. the only expl...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L speedometer VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
Thanks for all your help. The terminology I used was a circuit board in the cluster. Put it in the car and it works fine. Don't know why they didn't know what I was talking about. Thanks again!!
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y12
Thanks for the input and help. Turned out this time the code was for a small evap leak. It seems changing the vac cut valve solenoid got the system working so then it knew it had a leak. Smoke test showed nothing but spraying soapy water on things did. The eva... Trouble codes: P1491.
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L engine VIN: 1P3EJ46COV
hi everybody, sorry for the long wait, customer had a family problem and just brought the car back yesterday. i want to thank everyone who replied but especially to (bud from nebraska) he hit the nail on the head. we checked belt timing and sure enough it was ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, idles high VIN: 1G2NF52T7Y
disconnected the batt performed relearn car ran rich for so long the adptive strategy had iac learned postion to cover the extra fuel from leaking fuel regualtor
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOCA2987W
Finally, got this one done and like you suggested the problem was in the cable adjustment, specificly intermediate lever that conects shift lever and intermediate lever together. I found the adjustment procedures in the all-data under the shift linkage adju...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L t-belt VIN: JF1SF63541
1995 Toyota T100 3.4L Engine VIN: JT4VD12E2S
First of all, Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my post. All very good ideas and helped me narrow down the problem. Like I had posted in the update, I had noticed the crack in the flexplate. Today I removed the transmission and installed a new fl...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K4T
order computour from dealer replace ecm test drove 60 miles everything ok thanks
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit L 1.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1VWEB017XE
I want to thank everyone who responded to my help request on this 84 Rabbit but we ran out of time and patience. Most replies suggested a fuel pressure issue. The control pressure and the system pressures were exactly right and the car would start perfectly...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next