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1998 Acura NSX 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4NA216XW
Hello Every one! This car has me stumped although I can find limited information on the ignition control module and the spark detection module? I am suspecting the computer drivers since the firing order is in that sequence (4-2)The Crankshaft/camshaft positio... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P1399 (oe code-acura)
2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Barely runs, not dri VIN: 2HNYD18861
Hello Honda and Acura Gurus! boy do I need your help on this one. This truck has been rode hard and put up wet! What have I gotten myself into this time! What it boils down to is that this truck is running extremely rich, loading up with fuel. So rich it alrea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2003 Acura RSX 2.0L alternator VIN: JH4DC53813
this vehicle was brought in with a charging problem. battery light would come on and vehicle would die then restart. sometimes it would need to be jumped. test battery and alternator. found battery to be good. customer had just replaced the battery. isntalled ...
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA56933
I'll start by saying i have'nt actually looked at car since complaint arose as customer has a hard time getting the car to us. He says that the car stalls when he puts it in gear on cold startup. Car always restarts and otherwise runs fine. No codes, no MIL. L...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N7Y
Hello, I have a code 16825 or PO441 code. I reset the light and drove the car and the light did come back on with the same code. I did a smoke test and didn't find a leak. Not to fimilar with this system I was hoping someone could explain how this system works... Trouble codes: P0441
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6342G
bmw tech, please help. we recently did a trans service. car came back with service enine light on. customer complaint about car shaking yesterday, but we cannot duplicate any problem at this time. 5dtcs in engine contorl system. pull out coil-no oil contanimed... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0440
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L odometer and shift indicator VIN: 2G4WS52JX1
This car came in the shift indicator does not light up nor does the odometer. the owner had gotten a different cluster from a salvage yard and aked me to put it in for him. I did and still had the same problem. I can't find which wires I should be testing that...
1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGT19Z7K
Runs rich on slow down and floods and dies. Data display all looks good except stays in clear flood mode all the time.No vacume leaks found since replaceing the T body gasket.
1990 Chevrolet LLV 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GBCS10E9M
tis is a post office right side drive delivery vehicle. i have not been able to duplicate this problem but the driver claims after he shuts the vehicle off during his deliveries and lets it sit for 10 or so minutes, the vehicle will not start again until he le...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Cam bearings VIN: 1GCHC29U91
Can anyone verify the cam bearing oil hole orientation on these things? I recently rebuilt the 6.0L in my brother's 01 Silverado - all new bearings, rings and gaskets. I ran into a problem replacing the cam bearings. The oil feed holes in the block are between...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L trans pressure switch manifold VIN: 1GCHK23112
need some help w/an 02 2500hd- will not stay in reverse- code po876 sets- reverse "R" on dash indicator blinks- replace pressure switch manifold (w/filters)- forward gears okay- no slipping. Thanks
2002 Chevrolet MedDutyTruck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1R02
This truck came to us from a fleet's own shop where they had just installed an aftermarket reman engine. The other engine had broken the crankshaft. This engine came with the oil pan and front cover installed. On the first test drive they got a flashing check ... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1G1SL87L63
this car came with an inop speedo.i replaced the speed sensor on the trans and it worked fine on the lift.but once i took it for test dive it stopped working.im hoping someone out there ran into this problem.any help would be appreciated that would be great.th...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L power steering VIN: 2GCEK13T95
Old friend from out of town stopped in with low power steering at idle. He said backing up with an empty trailer was hard to do. As we checked it out and problem went away while checking over front end, so we flushed fluid with GM fluid. Cannot find any electr...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L mainteance VIN: 1GCEK14XX5
I am embarrassed to post this but I need help to get the job done. On routine maintenance the coustomer asked to change the fuel filter and the local parts store had one so I said I will change it. I can not find it and I have a hoist to pick the truck up too....
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L very high idle VIN: 2GCEK13M77
this truck came in with a P0121 code (throttle position correlation problem),so we changed the throttle body,we got a new unit from the dealership,now the problem we are experiencing is that the idle is very high (2800 rpm) and some times it will come down to ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCHK29U67
original complaint was cutting out and loss of power on this truck. I checked for codes and didnt find any. tested fuel pressure and it is at 60psi and flows about 15oz in 15sec. i could not duplicate complant, but after talking with customer we replaced fuel ...
2001 Chrysler Intrepid 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HH56J11
hello all...this car has an intermittant stall on decel...i cannot duplicate, is very intermittant...no codes but did notice that the cam sync pid stated "lost", performed the relearn but did not fix...have tested both sensors cam and crank but unfortunatly ca...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX25F8S
Thanks to all.We have f250 that will shut of while driving.Customers original complaint is that trans shifting erratically and not shift at all sometimes,speedo worked erratically an O/D lite flashing.check codes P0500,p0344,p1663.Replaced vss in rear end hous... Trouble codes: P0500, P0344, P1663 (fdcs koeo)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L water pump VIN: 1FALP6531T
We have an unusual problem with water pumps leaking on this Ford Contour every 5-7 months with an avg mileage of 7-10,000 miles. This problem has been a pain in our side since Dec of 2001. Totaling nine water pumps at our shop. Customer had a problem in July o...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Spider gears VIN: KNJLT05HXV
I have the transmission disassembled and am having problems finding spider gears. The dealer is telling me parts are no longer available through Ford. I am searching for used parts or new, but haven't found any yet. Does anyone know where spider gears can be l...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1729V
Vehicle came into our shop on 10/09/08 for smog test. Mil lamp was on and that is an automatic failure. Scanned system for trouble codes. Code PO174 in memory. Code set at 11 mph, 1254 rpm 180deg temp. Monitored emission data. LTFT BANK 1=3.9% LTFT BANK 2=10.9... Trouble codes: P0174
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Tachometer VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
Hello fellow techs. I have an Explorer with the tachometer inop. It does not work at all, just rests on the 0 peg. The crank sensor, cam sensor, and coils are all working properly (as far as i can tell, no check engine light, and car is running fine.) I have c...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L door locks VIN: 1FTWW33F32
this truck can in with the power door locks cycling by themselves when the drivers door is open. Other doors do not affect the locks only the drivers door. As soon as the door ajar switch indicates an open door the locks start locking and unlocking.I have trye...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U82
hello all ford techs need your help on this one...when you first start after its been sitting a while and you put in gear the theft light comes on and it starts to misfire and then stall... it occasionaly does it while driving.after it runs maybe 30 seconds it...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L radio / charge indicator VIN: 1FAP33Z44W
Received vehicle as a no-start. Starter was bad, pysically damaged as if it never shut off after starting. Replaced starter, checked battery and alternator as I always do when a starting/charging system fails. Both tested ok. Upon test-drive after repairs, fou...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTPX14596
This one is making me scratch my head... Battery goes dead after several hours. Instrument cluster inop. Tach, Speedo, Fuel Gauge do not function. Check engine light on, ABS light on as well as red Brake light. Yellow wrench(service req.) light on. Airbag ligh...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engine mounting VIN: 5FNRL38616
Hi all, we have this 2006 honda odyssey here that while driving if you accellerate to 60km/hr, let off the accellerator and just float it back in to a cruise position. Intermittantly it will sound and feel as if there is a truck next to you with its engine bra...
1999 Isuzu F FSR 7.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4GTG6C139X
Power seemed to improve when plugged flow limiter with solid bolt, but still when hot and loaded starts to loose power has MIL P0226 then shuts down, after cooling a few minutes restarts with normal power, is shutting down quicker and quicker. see crank and pu... Trouble codes: 226 (pump not transfer of p/l operator always), 262 (rare and INTERMITTENT - FLOW LIMIT OPERATION CLY 2), 266 (rare and INTERMITTENT - FLOW LIMIT OPERATION CLY 6), 227 (rare and INTERMITTENT - PUMP NO TRANSFER PRESSURE)
1990 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2J4FY49T8L
This Jeep wrangler was towed to our shop because it would not stay running.I took a look at the jeep under hood and tried to start. I hooked a spark tester at plug wire and spun jeep over. I had strong spark present and still no start. I removed air cleaner an...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
This car came in with rough idle and black smoke coming out of the tail pipe. However it smooths out off idle. Will stall if snapped throttle. Spark plugs are pitched black. O2s hangs high. Map voltage shows 3.9 volts. This prompted me to check for vaccum leak...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: KNADC12524
Car towed because it died while driving down the road.checked to see if it had spark. had spark, butkind of week. initially all plugs were sparking while cranking, just not a good bright blue spark. checked for codes and found a po 340 cam sensor code. did wir... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (cam pos sensor circuit malfunction)
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L ABS Codes VIN: SALJY1241R
I've got an Antilock warning light and an SRS warning light that stay on after the engine starts and no information on how to check for codes. Actually the SRS light actually looks like it's trying to blink when the engine is started. Nothing in Shop Key or in...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L tilt column VIN: SALMB11483
I have a 2003 Range Rover the steering column will tilt down, in and out but when customer tilts column up it only moves approx 1/4". I have scanned with Launch. It shows me no codes in seat memory or any related problems or codes.
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Evap Case VIN: JT8BD68S2Y
I need some help on this 2000 Lexus GS300. The Driver side carpet/floor mat is wet due to condensation when a/c is on. The water seems to be coming from the Evap case. Before pulling out and finding anything I wanted to post this to see if anybody else has run...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U02
In the non continuous monitoring tests on my MT2500 scanner, Test ID $02 Compnent $01 showed Min 98...Value 16 RESULT...FAILED After erasing trouble codes, I conducted the same test. TEST PASSED...Value...255 When this vehicle gets back to me, with the MIL on,... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect Purge Flow), P0446 (Evaporative Emission Leak Detected)
2003 Lexus LX470 4.7L automatic height control VIN: JTJHT00W03
Came in with shocks bottomed out and bouncy ride. Automatic height control "off" light flashing. Check for codes and code c1762 "abnormal oil pressure for pump" came up. Checked resevior and its over filled. Check data stream and no pressure at accumulator,fro...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Security VIN: 1LNLM82W5T
Hi Guys, I'm a bit out of my league on this one as I mostly deal with vehicles with immobilizers and this one is pre-immobilizer but still getting a no-start due to security (I think). The battery in this car went dead and we replaced it. After we replaced it...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: ILNLM8IW2T
Hello, This problem started when the car was being serviced and the battery went flat,and the alarm went off,since then there has been no start,it will crank over(the alarm has not gone off since),there is no pulse to the injectors or coil,i have put the code...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L steering VIN: 5LMEU88H55
this vehicle has a steering shudder when turning all the way to the left...left only. it occurs in the last third of the travel. there is no binding of the steering only a shudder. does anyone know if there has been a problem with pressure hoses causing a puls...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35301
the last time the car came in we did a compression check, (150 psi all) cylinder leak test (slight leak by rings) smoke check (replace leaking egr valve, recheck coil and spark plug wires, exhaust cam timing off one tooth,(reset cam timing, after resetting cam... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L power windows VIN: BBA45AXBB0
anybody know where power relay is--factory manual says left side passenger kick pad -- only ecu seems to be there??
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
this is my own personal vehicle. we replaced the flex plate on the car after it had snapped. the car had been making a rapping noise and while driving it home the car felt like it wad shifted to neutral and stalled out. since the repair the car is having many ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
dear nissan techs this veh originally came in with code po446/vent solenoid problem.found piston on vent sol stuck.replaced and 2 days later came back with po1447 evap purge flow monitoring problem.mitchell is pretty vague.i smoked the system and didnt find an... Trouble codes: P1447 (evap control system purge flow monitoring)
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S81
Came in missing,Cyl#4 misfire only code. Installed plugs,wires,cap,rotor,fuel filter,no fix.Test compression,new injector,another plug & wire on#4 no fix.Runs perfect on light and heavy acceleration,But has real bad miss,Like it"s crosswired,at cruise speed,in...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D13
Hi Everyone ! I've got a tough one here. This car will set a P1458 about every 2-3 months. We replaced the gas cap and cannister over the past year. We're still seeing the code. I keep thinking I'll find a leak but so far I haven't. Please help me if you can. ... Trouble codes: 1456 (small leak between fuel tank and evap purge valve control solenoid valve)
2000 Other European arnage 6.7L Lighting VIN: SCBLC31E2Y
We had removed the complete dash assemble and evaperator casing to replace blower motor and resistor, job has been completed and a/c functions well. But after this job now we have seveeral issues that are not functing properly, th driveers seat, the door locks...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2WP12KXY
this vehicle is getting a code for right rear speed sensor circuit. i replaced the bearing test drove and light came back on, scan tool reads normal same mph as other sensors . also the tcs off light comes on soon as you start vehicle if you push the button an...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T51
Misfire on cyl #1 and #4. I was wrong to asume it was a bad coil, as they share the same coil pack. Replaced with new one and still the same misfire. Checked the coil cover to make sure that there is not continuity between #1 and #4, and there is not. Plugs ar...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S3BH68661
This vehicle has an intermitant yet very noticable vibration when the vehicle is warm and in drive or reverse when sitting still. The vibration dissapears if you open the throttle at all or if you jack the vehicle up off the ground on the right front . i have ...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Oil Consumption VIN: JFISG65663
Did a valve job and timing chain 5000 miles ago and the customer is complaining about oil consumption, a quart per 1000 miles. I changed the valve seals and realize that they are different, one for intake and another color for exhaust. I don't see any smoke or...
2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L valve VIN: JFICX8659T
guys,removed timing belt from subaru legacy quad cam have a feeling i might of bend the valves reason being cams spun round also the rh inlet and exhaust cams can turn freey approx 180 degree before i can feel any valve spring resistance all cams where correct...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
We used the smoke machine to check for leaks and everything passed, check the vsv sensor and failed once (stick) proceeded to replace the sensor and light went off. After a couple thousand miles the light came on again on the freeway (customer told me) next da... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evaporative emission control system vent ctrl malfunction)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, falls into neutral VIN: JT2BK12U01
vehicle was running fine then customer stated he let the vehicle sit for 2 weeks when he returned home started the vehicle drove approx 7 miles when the master warning lamp came on along with the check engine lamp vehicle started loosing power then acted as if... Trouble codes: 3006 (battery levels are unusually diffrent), 3015 (battery block 5 becomes weak)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BE32K12
toyota techs i need your help. i have this vehicle that when you give it gas it will take between 5 & 30 seconds before it will respond. i checked it for codes none were found. but the customer told me he had auto zone check the codes and he had a P01121 in it...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M03
This Jetta will set a code P2181 within a day or two of driving. As far as we know it has never been overheated. It runs ok otherwise. Heater and cooling system appear to work normally. Driving with scan tool and monitoring engine temp it does take awhile to c... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance)
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, reves up by its self VIN: YV1LW5722T
the car is hard to start you must feather the throttle to keep running then it will run away to 5000 rpm by itself without touching the throttle there no codes and the charging system is not working when it is running it is popping through throttlebody
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on, VIN: YV1TS90D9X
replaced the ecm in this vehicle due to a shorted to ground cooling fan signal. i replaced ecm with used ecm with same numbers. all information had available(smalldata)didnt give much reference to ecm "swapping". i have the new volvo dice unit and a subscripti...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L NO REV Limiter VIN: YV1RS61T84
Hi all customer brought vehicle in stating that he had his injectors clean and since that the vehicle lost its Rev. Limiter. I checked it out and as long as you push that pedal the RPM would continue to rise. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Ther...

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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Charge Light VIN: 19UYA2257W
Thank all of you for responding to our request for help. The customer took the car and we will make an appointment to bring it back for additional diags and possily replace the alternator with an OE alternator for the second time. The alternator harness, conne...
1992 Audi 100 2.8L abs VIN: WAUEJ54A6N
Hi guys Thanks for the help. New struts were put in this car several months ago and the front wheel speed sensor holders apparently rusted away. The sensors had backed out enough to loose their signal. We fastened the sensors back in and all the symptoms we...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L power window VIN: WAUML64B02
Sorry about the late fix,I thought I had closed this one.1 member hit it right on the head.we noticed that the floor light in the rf seat ,ground was shorted causing all these problems,disconnected the harnesses in both front seats,erased codes all worked wel...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K2Y
Hello everyone, the fix was the lower intake gasket. After posting for repair help I went to the effected cylinder and pulled the spark plug out. Once I pulled the plug out I found traces of coolant on the plug. Replace the lower intake gasket and called the c... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KD54Y7W
Thanks to all. The vehicle is not repaired but the diagnosis has been made. The solution was quite simple. Replace the heater hoses and refill the cooling system. Fill the oil and transmission fluid. Look to see which one goes down. It was oil. After abou...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24R2V
THANKS EVERYONE!!! THIS TRUCK WAS FIXED AND THE CUSTOMER WAS VERY HAPPY!!! The problem was just as yall suggested it needed a NEW FUEL PUMP and strainer (I had already replaced it but it was with a cheaper one), who would have thought that it mattered but it d... Trouble codes: 1345 (cam and crank coilation).
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ac control VIN: 3G1JC1246W
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T7X
Great help eveyone, the crank sensor was the problem. Wow ckp sensor is fun to remove after years of rust build up on the block (Thanks to northen Michigan). Trouble codes: P0336.
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: IGCCS14541
Thanks for the replies, the TPS fixed it, i never did get it drop out when i was looking at it and the one time it acted up for me it sure seemed like more than TPS issue. Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS sensor cicuit low/short).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHK29191
thanks to all 6 replies. some say no special tools needed, some say yes. the customer was so mad at gm.(he was out of special warrenty policy by 4 mo. (mileage was in) gm refused to help). he traded for new 08 ford f-350 6.4 diesel. thanks fellow iatn menbers
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13W12
Thanks for the suggestions. I decided to go back over what I had already checked. Apparently the MAF I tried had the same problem as the original one. A reman. MAF solved the problem. I thought it was odd that two MAF sensors had an identical problem. The scan... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF does not agree with caculated value), P0131 (B1S1 O2 lean), P0137 (B1S2 O2 lean), P0151 (B2S1 O2 lean).
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Accessories VIN: 2G1F52E529
Thanks all who replied. Your help has great. The problem is coming from the BCM. I have ordered a reman from the dealer and will be installing it as soon as it come in. Thanks again.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
Well we did not really fix this vehicle. It did set all monitors except for catalyst. Customer will bring back when he has some more time and more money to put into the car. I think alot of you are correct when saying only a OEM convertor will work. Hopefully ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L coolant VIN: 1GCHK23235
well, it seems like there is a difference of opinion on this subject. this vehicle is out of warranty so we have left the final choice up to the vehicle owner. we did advise him to put in ford gold coolant because it is something we stock. i own a 3500 with th...
1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L instruments VIN: 3C3XA5631L
This is a great sight! I got 2 replies, both have instrument clusters. One place(I can't remember the name) has a used analog cluster in case I couldn't find a digital, I would swap it to analog with the connectors. However, Hunt Automotive(1-[...]) had...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L seatbelt pretensioner VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
Hello and thanks to all that replied. After resting over the weekend I got a fresh start today. We rechecked the wiring from the left seat belt tensioner to the orc and had continuity on both wires with connectors disconnected. We then measured the resistan...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY58814
Please check my update for a summary of replies. Root cause was a pressure leak at the 3 way connector, that had gotten soft from oil. repaired, secured, road tested , FIXED. back to basics was the key, smoke and soaped all connections and hoses and actuators.... Trouble codes: P0234, P1188.
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L trans VIN: 1B3EJ56H4S
"Nother one down! Thanks everybody, due to the intermittent nature of this problem, we enlisted your help, first reply hit it on the head. Randy [...] said to test drive and snap shot, and suspect the TCM. We did, and it acted up, and we lost TCM communicatio...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD56J2W
Thanks, we're calling this one fixed after two weeks and one happy customer later. A second new PCM fixed this one. Not quite sure what caused the first one to fail but after some testing we determined it was faulty. Thanks again iatn!
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start
Thank you to all who replied to my request. Those of you that recommended checking the cam timing were correct. I removed the timing cover and discovered that the tensioner was bad, not putting any tension on the pully or idler. The camshaft had jumped a co...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 2B7JB21Y22
Hello All, Thank you for all your help. As you can tell, we are not a trans shop but it was a used vehicle and not looking to change the trans. With all your suggestion we changed the governor pressure solenoid and transducer in the valve body. Boy that was ea...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25323
Thanks to those who replied. The suggestion to disconnect the battery for two minutes to relearn the O2 sensors to the ECm did the trick. Within two miles the ethanol content dropped to zero. Thanks again to those who replied.
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FABP74F6K
Finally got ok to tear off timing cover.Had jumped chain,& weak coil.Thanks to everybody that responded.
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTJW35MOP
Thanks for all the help on this problem. I changed out the injector pump and this fixed the problem. I also changed the glow plugs at the owners request. Sorry for the long wait but I wanted to be sure it was fixed. Thanks again to you all for the help.
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y4TLA88515
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L rear brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F21
I want to thank Richard (AL),Matt (ONT),Larry (NE), [...] (AK),David (NC),Wesam (TX).You guys were right on the money.Changed out the proportioning valve at the master cylinder and everything works great. Thanks to all that responded.
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
Hi, tank you very much for your help, after the fuel injectors replacement, the ltft stays below +24% and the stft stays at -2 to +2 % I know those reading are not acceptable, but I drve the car untill al;l; the monitors got ready with out setting up the p0171... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3FAHP31302
Replaced OSS and all is well. Thanks for the help.
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Canister purge valve was stuck open. Was able to see it open on the data stream. Monitor did not run long enought to set code or code was cleared before I worked on it. Truck came from auction. Thanks for the replies.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L integrated wheel end actuator VIN: 1FMFU18LX3
After smoke testing,and repairing connections and resmoking,found slight leakage from left front actuator,replaced actuator and all is fine.
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46P93
Thanks for the info guys. We got the truck back from the dealer and got it back to our customer. Seems fine so far. They replaced #2 and #4 injectors then told us the next day that it wouldn't start. They told us it needed an ICP sensor. They replaced that and... Trouble codes: P0272, P2285.
2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMSU45P24
Thanks for all the suggestions. Charles(CA), had the right idea of performing a balloon-test. There are 4 lines on the secondary fuel filter housing. Two lines output to the heads (fuel rail). Take these two lines loose at the filter housing and tie powder-f...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: 1HGCD5633T
Thanks for all the help I FINALLY got it with a 1 inch impact, The entire bolt apeared to have loctite on it.
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD68442
Problem turned out to be defective idle air control valve and one of the vtec solenoids. It must have been the one on the rear of the cylinder head (I am assuming) since I pulled the front one off a couple of times and could see it was not stuck. The customer ... Trouble codes: 501 (Idle Air Problem), 1501 (PCV Valve Air Leak).
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 5FNRL18533
Pulled the heads off the problem was 4 or the 8 headbolts had pulled the threads out of the block,the 4 bolts had no torque. Just waiting for her break down insurance comp. to tell me how they want me to fix it.I think they want to replace the short block. Tha...
2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Misfire VIN: SHHEP33583
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L tilt steering column VIN: SAJKX6740T
Sorry I haven't closed this earlier. The customer declinded any further work on this jag. I was able to raise the steering column to the top and the customer was good with that. Thanks to all who responded.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L blower motor VIN: 1J4GW68S7X
So far, the Jeep has not returned. Must have been a shorted wire somewhere, I did not find the exact cause. This is, however, the boss's daughters vehicle, so I will hear about it if it is not fixed. Over a week now with no dead battery.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J8GW68J93
Hey everyone, i really appreciate the replys on this one. I had never seen a powersteering system like this one before. I didnt actually ever experience the problem and told the customer that I what we could be up against dollar wise and he opted to wait. I...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4HR58N95
Thanks for the four replies. The problem ended up being a bad alternator with diodes leaking a/c voltage into the charging system. Once the alternator was disconnected and the PCM got nice "clean" voltage all the problems went away. The local rebuilder that we... Trouble codes: P0300, P2096.
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