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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF43225
car came from another shop--intermitantly the car will not start-when it wont start it has no spark-we found this code 66 stored in the computer-im not sure that this will cause a no start or not with an ignition fault-or maybe it just has another problem-the ... Trouble codes: 66 (anti-theft)
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L no drive VIN: WBAGN63473
Customer stated that very intermittently when car is started, either hot or cold, it will not go into gear, either drive or reverse. Gear indicator light flashes and transmission failure light comes on. He says if engine is shut off and he waits a few minutes ...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, start and die VIN: 1G4HP52L65
Car was towed to my shop, will crank, start and die. Will not stay running immediately dies soon as it starts. Seems like it idles high also, but again immediately quits running. It had the three codes listed until I changed the computer with a new one with no... Trouble codes: 123 (throttle position high), 670 (qdm4 failure), 406 (egr pintle position error)
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
2006 Cadillac STS 3.6L Front Brakes VIN: 1G6DW67736
This is a weird one! If there are any techs that ran into this before please let me know. Car came in with a creaking/groaning noise when brakes are applied in forward direction. Could not find any TSB's for brake noise. Check lower control arm bushings. No pr...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54TXN
Okay I got a real hair puller here. This 92 lumina has a 2.8 out of something else, not sure what. engine was put in 2 owners ago and was told "it never ran right since". customer stated that when it warms up it will stall at a stop and have to "two-foot" it t... Trouble codes: 34 (map sensor circuit low), 44 (o2 lean), 35 (iac error)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
At first my customer could start the truck with a couple of sprays of starting fluid then that quit working and he put the fuel pump on the vehicle. Starts fine, runs okay until vehicle is warmed up. Then it is very rough idle & tries to stall with no power. T...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T5Y
we know this vehicle has a small evap leak. what we are wondering is if the vent solenoid is supposed to leak smoke at the top when grounded? the tech's snap on tool is in for upgrading. when not grounded it seems to vent wide openj to atmosphere. any insite o... Trouble codes: P0442
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W3Y
vehicle won't shift out of 4 wheel drive. items replaced in this order: shift motor, shift fork, vacuum switch. still have same results. only difference is that now I can shift it manually with a wrench where before it would not move easy at all.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T32
Truck was towed in for a no start, had no fire or power to the fuel pump. We scanned and found crank sensor code. While we were testing vehicle it started for no reason. Ran perfect during extended test drive. We replace crank sensor and pigtail. Gave vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS Low Voltage), P0300 (Misfire), P0335 (CPK Circuit), P0336 (CKP Sensor performance), P0706 (Trans. range switch V1041 Loss of EBCM comm.), P1637 (Generator L ckt. malfunction P1638 Gererator F ckt. malfunction)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29163
we have a diesel that won't start sometimes after a hot soak. we've installed clear plastic hoses on eace side of the filter assembly and have no air in system. we've scanned it and have no codes, but when it is not starting we have no, or a low reading for th...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCDT13665
Hi everyone, This truck will be running fine and just decide to shut down, happens when driving or when setting at idle after about 10 minutes or less. Then it will not crank over untill it is left set for a couple of minutes, sometimes longer than others. Whe... Trouble codes: P0601
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L brakes VIN: 2C4GP44391
This vehicle has been to a shop previous to us.the customer complains of the pedal going down. the problem is that it has to be bleed at the left front caliper after 2 weeks. air immediatley comes out of the left front caliper the first time you crack open the...
1993 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Temperature gauge VIN: 1P4GH54R7P
I just replaced the engine in this van with a used engine out of a 97 Caravan. The engine was supposed to be the same but I had to change all the external parts from old engine to the new. When I started connecting the wiring to the replaced engine, I found th...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L door lock, dash lights, scanner comm. headlights VIN: 1B4GT44L9V
Per customer came in with headlights popping on in middle of night and killing battery. Replaced BCM, now dang near nothing works right. Reman part from dealer. 1-Headlights sometimes only work with key on. 2-Radio "pops" on can hear it in speakers but nothin...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L can't clear monitors VIN: 1B4GP24381
van came in for odb inspection and failed for po135 o2 sensor. replace sensor now the monitors will not clear- o2 cat evap and egr. o2 heater cleared all fuses good and scanner values are in range van has been driven over 1300mi plus i have driven the drive cy...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L steering rack VIN: 2D4GP24R85
Time for another one. Found leaking rack on this 05 Grand Caravan with a 3.3L. Tried reman unit from Car Quest, the mounts look a little different but installed it anyway. The u joint on the intermediate shaft hits the hole in the firewall preventing the wheel...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L air bags VIN: 1FALP13P5V
i have a 1997 escort sedan with deployed airbags. this is my aunts car. the car was wrecked into while it was parked on the street. with the ignition off. it was a hit and run situation. i have never heard of the airbags deploying with the igniton off. It soun...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
This ZX2 has a dead miss on cylinder 2. The ecu is not grounding the injector. the injector - wire has continuity back to the ecu. I am pretty sure the ECU is bad but not sure of what the CMP waveform should look like, there are no CMP codes. The cyl 2 is just... Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31F32
This vehicle was brought to me with a no start problem.I found that the pcm had a performance chip installed and was causing all kinds of problems.I determined the glow plug relay was not recieving a signal.After I replaced the PCM glow plug system worked fine...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bogs VIN: 1FDXE45F32
It usaually happens when the truck is warm, cause it must be driven a bit before the problem happens. But, if you get in it and drive it easy, the problem wont occur, but, if its being driven to call or run alittle bit hard, it will start bogging down and wont...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU43S83
hey guys truck came in last week w mil on. po720 and p0722 input and output speed sensor codes, and no other complaints. could not duplicate mil light after clearing and road test so we got auth to replace both input and output speed sensors with oe products.w... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722, P0733
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L electrical systems VIN: 1FTSW31PT3
i installed the modis with the low amp current probe on the vehicle. after leaving it on for at least 8 hours i started watching for a draw. the min - max settings showed that ther was as much as a 4 amp draw at times. i periodically checked it and it read dif...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44444
Hello Guys, I have a '03 Ford Mustang that's a no start. I have checked fuel pressure-ok at 38 psi and verified rpm on an IDS while cranking-200 RPM. There is no spark from the coil pack, checked primary current for switching-no switching. I suspected a fault... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire), P0316 (cylinder misfire)
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L rear manifold VIN: 1FMYU93164
hey all, i have a 2004 escape 3.0l in my shop with bad o2 sensors. when i removed the upstream sensor in the rear the threads were pulled in the manifold. now my problem, anyone ever remove one of the rear manifolds? i have the manifold loose, removed the plen...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Differential VIN: 1FMYU93135
This Escape has a 4x4 proplem.Can someone explain how this system works. I know under normial driving it is just a 2 wheel dr. when it detects wheel slip it engagaes rear diff.On this one it does engage but then the 4x4 light starts to flash contuinuly.Acordin...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36555
Help!! Truck came in with mentioned codes. Found at idle both upstream o2's reading 0volts & downstream 1-2 volts. Not swinging at all. The odd behavior is when you accelerate or keep idle above approximately 1200 rpms the O2's will start to fluctuate normally... Trouble codes: P0155, P2195, P2197
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Hard Starting VIN: 1FTPW14556
Truck acts exactly like a Silverado with a bad fuel pressure regulator, meaning cold starts are fine, but if truck sits for and hour or so, it cranks for 3-4 seconds before starting, it does not misfire when it starts, when it starts it is running fine, it doe...
1992 GMC K1500 Sierra 4.3L cooling VIN: 1GTEK1423N
this truck came in with a bad miss, so we put on new heads on. now the engine runs good, but o/heating.. new thermostat, good radiator, never has overheated before we put on the new heads... co2 test for bad head gasket, test ok. so i am thinking my tec instal...
2006 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Rear HVAC temperature blend door actuator VIN: 1GKEK63U96
It would be easy to blame the "Evil Car Gods" for this one but we all know that is not the case. A new customer brought vehicle in to have the rear HVAC temperature control repaired. He said he was supposed to bring it in to a local GM Dealer who just closed t...
2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33503
I have this 2003 Honda Civic SI with a 2.0L VTech. I am getting a code P1259. First thing I did was check the engine oil level. Found to be 3.5 quarts low!!! Filled engine oil to proper level and cleared codes. It has been over 20,000 miles since the last oil ... Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD CKT High Voltage), P1259 (VTEC System Mal.)
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFA16216
Lost... This car was in a write off,no warranty.We repaired vehicle and installed air bags,seat belts,buckles and a new srs control unit.I have no comm with the scan tool to the srs unit.All other units will comm with the scan tool.I have a body control code b...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: KM8SC73D83
The ACT of adding gasoline to the vehicle creates an extended crank. Upon fire, the car runs extremely rough, stalls, hesitates until it clears out. As stated above, the fuel pump regulator filter assembly was replaced. The canister shows no signs of being sat...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C6Y
This fine automobile limped into our shop running poorly. Pulled codes and checked fuel pressure, fuel quality, compression test yielded 2 cylinders that were low but not 0. I read through the posts about the timing chain tensioners and the secondary chains br... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator fan motor innop. VIN: 1J4GW58S7X
hello i need a wiring diagram of the radiator fan motor and relay and power supply feed i found no power at the harness end of the conector but the ground is good. I can use the scan tool to activate the fan but still no power at plug if i had a wiring diagram...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
This is driving me crazy customer says every once and a while at stop light this jeep will start running rough and die, always starts back up right away, Check engine light comes on with code p0171 lean bank 1 I have looked this thing over for vacum leaks can'... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1J4FF48S0Y
I have a Jeep with a front end cold weather squeek. It will only happen below 40 degrees F. It will start around 10 - 15 mph and keep going the faster you go. Seems like wheel bearing, or control arm bushings. Both wheel berings have been replaced. All bushing...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJA7238X
this vehicle will start to intermittently run rough with no power. let it cool off and will run fine but at anytime can start again. o2's are switching however when vehicle stumbles stft will jump to -25. AFTER A COUPLE DAYS OF DRIVING LTFT WILL GO TO -21. THE...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L electronic level VIN: 1LNHM82W4Y
Hello every one.We have a 2000 lincoln town car that the compressor cycles on every minute while the key is on or the car is running.We have checked for codes there was none present.Turned switch off in trunk and let sit overnight,there was no leak down of rea...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air ride compressor VIN: 1LNHM82W11
This car came in sagging in the rear. I found 30a fuse blown for the air ride relay. The compressor is definatley bad. I am not getting a ground signal to energize relay. I am using a Solus 8.2. It does not communicat with air suspension module. Alldata is not...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R73
hi everbody,help,help!!! a customer came in with front end dropped,my modis wouldnt comucate with air ride module so, i whent to my friend shop and i used his genesis,i pulled two codes c1725 &c1726 that is all i can do with the genesis so,i came back to my sh...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34364
Several days after the above thermostat replacement customer returns to say that MIL is on again. P0128 hard AND pending. Installed new OEM Electronic Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor even though I observed old ECT (via scanner data)go from cold to hot with no... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J8W
Anyways, I got this car from a body shop. I don't have a lot of mercedes experience but took the job on to broaden my horizons. I even bought the mercedes oem scanner. I have no communication with the trans module, the left front sam, or the left front door mo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ70G41
... a local friendly garage shared their views and told us that egr intermitancy is a common problem on those models. we installed new egr valve & solenoid assy. which did not make a difference. we still have the insuficiency egr flow feed back. i hope some of...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Sorry, I need some help on this merb c230. I have tested the valve, alldata do not gave dia. test on this. I don't really under stand this system. what I have done and test. I have test the vacuum to the control valve, 20inhg koer. removed the tubing to the va... Trouble codes: P2036
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Hello, We have a Cougar that we replaced the alternator twice. The original alternator had the plug melted in the back of it. We repaired the wire harness and replaced the alternator. The problem we have is that the lights surge when they are on. We brought th...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L gauge VIN: JA3AM54J8R
I have this car in the shop for other repairs and the customer phones about a warning light that is active on the instrument panel. I thought it was the low coolant light as it looked like a radiator symbol. This is not the low coolant light and the car has no...
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start
When attempting to start vehicle engine floods. we changed oil and found 2 qts of fuel in crankcase. injector pulse is 59 milliseconds tps ok good spark,maf normal ect normal iat ok, nothing seems to be out of normal except injector pulse. Something is driving...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXV
vehicle came in with code for secondary ignition fault...replaced distributor with rebuilt from advance...same thing, replaced again with another rebuilt from advance...this morning put in a brand new one...same thing...vehicle will run for about 10 minutes th... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition signal fault)
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L front brakes VIN: 1N4AL21E37
our customer is complaining of his brakes feeling very sensitive/touchy. i road tested the vehicle and indeed they are very toucky. when i hit the pedal, within an inch the vehicle feels as if the wheels will lock up but they do not. all the materials seem ok ...
1998 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G3HC52KXW
Customer says heater fan works only now and then.Won't work now for me.No power at fan connection.I checked fuse-switched relays-giggled wires-tapped blower module.Alldata doesn't have the correct diagram.I have 4 relays and alldata shows 6.Alldata blower rela...
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L key fob VIN: 2G2WP552X7
the customer dropped this off and he said that the remote (the only one he had left) would not work and he also bought 2 new remotes at the dealer. i tried to program them with the tech 2 but i could not and came up with a code b3101 keyless entry data link ci...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L reverse-& 1-2 shift VIN: 1G8ZH5286V
I am looking for some opinions about the health of this Saturn trans. It has a slow engagement of reverse (2 or 3 seconds) and a harsh 1--2 shift, it also is harsh in the reverse apply. I have seen this before but never had a buyer complain about it. What I wo...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B02
still barely runs at idle, play with gas pedal and it takes off after back firing a few times. then it dies. then you have to do it all over again. when it revs up its like a runaway. you have very little control over rpm. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 2.2L lubrication VIN: 5GZCZ23D14
Hope someone can help me help my local Grease Monkey with a problem. Grease Monkey changed customer's oil and had her come back 2 weeks later with a leak. Leak was at oil filter lid. They replaced the seal, ran engine for 10 minutes at both low and high RPM's ...
1988 Subaru GL 1.8L Stall VIN: JF2AN53B2J
feel stupid about this post, but car will not start if temps under 20 degrees, it will start run for a few seconds then die like it is running out of fuel, so we ran test on iac pulled it apart and it was covered in carbon, so we cleaned it, did not work so we...
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP67CX6
Hi, I'm a little out of my element here and thought i would love some help if anyone could. I have this subaru thats been too dealer 4 times. it very intermitently skakes acts likes it wants to stall. Isuue is it never acts up for me . I changed oil. made sure... Trouble codes: P0021
2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 454BT63C36
Vehicle consumes engine oil, 1-2 quarts with hard/moderate driving approx. every 1000 miles. No large oil leaks found, head gasket has no combustion sealing problems, no mixing of oil/water, no excessive smoke. Spoke with another owner of similar vehicle, (WRX...
1985 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L powertrain/Drivetrain VIN: JT2SV12E3F
This Camry was towed to our shop. We have never worked on it before and have no history. The vehicle would not move and we found the clutch disc was in pieces. We resurfaced the flywheel, replaced the pressure plate, disc, pilot shaft bearing and release beari...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L vsc/trac light VIN: JTDBF30K42
Unbelievable what I find myself involved with. Replaced a/f ratio sensor on this car last Feb., car came in again with same code a few days ago (po1135) replaced sensor under warranty from Toyota. Here I am several FREE hours into car because while road testin...

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1966 American Motors Ambassador 327CID Needs to be rebuilt
I received a number of excellent replies. After getting all the valid leads followed up, I presented the options and cost to the customer. He said he would let me know which way he wanted to go. About a week later he showed up with a white envelope that said "...
1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUBC5447M
im really sorry i havent got back here sooner. after double checking the air boot and repalceing the fuel fiter i still had a start and die. i went to talk to my boss and we were standing by the audi and for fun tried to start it and it started and ran and k...
2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCN33462
Thanks all. Found the bulletin for this which had you look at the date code on the tbi. And if it was before the specified date 11/02 I think it said to replace it with the updated tbi unit. Also the bulletin required the wiring harness to be replaced due to c... Trouble codes: 119 (tbi), 018 (cam b), 135 (tbi), 115 (tbi).
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Radio VIN: WBABS53412
Guys, This BMW was from a body shop. they elected for me not to do any tear down. Along with the replies most said that the speaker circuit was shorted or an amplifier was left unpluged. The drivers door was hit and the body shop did replace the window regulat...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4GD2210S
Thanks for all the info on the Buick Riviera. The problem was the ignition switch not sending power the the fuse panel Charlie
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K73
We replaced everything we could. Computer, ignition switch, ignition module. I replaced the entire ground harness. I just could not pinpoint the fault on this one yet. It is sceduled to return next month to see if we can find it then. I appreciate all the ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L rear knuckle VIN: 1G6KD54Y6W
Ed from Ontario sent me some info about cadillacbushings.com. They have all the hard to get bushings for the cadillac knuckles.I haven't got them yet but it looks like the solution for $149.00 for both sides. Thanks Everyone Craig [...]
1988 Chevrolet V30 Silverado 6.2L knocking under load VIN: 1GCHV33J6J
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L up shifts warm
truck went to bensalem,got a est of $600 to repair 3-4 clutch,band and drum,NOT inc R&R.Shipping out a replasement unit,its a 700 2wd,how much eazier could it get.oh well,costermer will be happy
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GM35FG354
Thanks for everyones replys. Performed a fuel pressure test and drove fuel pressure stayed above 12psi. so I moved on, checked the pressure regulator, map sensor and tps, everything checked out. Egr valve would not hold a vacum at all, but found this was not t...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L Compressor VIN: 1GNGC26NXR
Fixed! Discovered we were using not only the wrong type, but too much oil. Once we got all the old oil out of the system, we recharged withe the correct oil and all was fine. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1JF12T6W
Thanks to everyone for helping on this one, the timing chain was off 1 notch on back cam. I removed front cover and all its bolts, timing tensioners, timed everything, car runs great now. Thanks again for all the help. Lee Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire).
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAGG25RX2
Did some further testing on intake ect.. Did not find any leaks, must be internal engine damage "using oil". Customer does not want to go any further. Fleet is in process of updating vans. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0300.
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WJ15KX7
Well, I have to admit that this fix was really easy, just needed to do a little out of the ordinaly research. As I suspected it was a flex-fuel problem and I will tell anyone that reads this, if you do not understand how theory of GM flex fuel vehicles work t... Trouble codes: P0172 (Engine rich bank 1).
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L driveaxle VIN: 2C3EH56T6P
Finally found a crack on the right shock tower [had looked months ago for that, but never noticed it] where the steering rack crossmember attaches to the tower. It was cracked on the inside & outside. Have noticed on several Intrepids since then that there is ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7HC16Z1W
The mechanic decided to remove the crank sensor and check it out. When he did he found that the plastic cover over the sensor was damaged as if it had been hit by something. He removed the flywheel cover and found that the flex plate was cracked. At higher ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, no power VIN: 1B7KC2364W
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. finally replaced the injection pump with a bosh rebuilt unit that comes with the mixture computer already calibrated. the truck runs very good and has plenty of power. started right up and no more smoke . als... Trouble codes: P1693, P0216.
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4B3AG52HX2
thanks to all who replied to my help request. The problem turned out to be a wrong part, (don't you just love chasing your tail because of something out of your control). anyway, the 1st IAC i got had a shorter travel than the one i took off i.e... it always ...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L No down shift VIN: 3D7MX46C56
It is fixed. Wound up flat filing the back of the case. The over drive piston retainer was cross leaking into the govenor circuit. Also installed a Sonnax updated overdrive piston retainer with new o-ring type seal.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
first, sorry for taking so long to close this request. busy time in my world. the fix was as i had originally thought. the leaky master cylinder for the brakes had leaked enough to damage the power booster. changed the power booster and problem cured. thanks a...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21PO3
We ended up installing a high pressure oil pump How we tested it was pulled vavle covers and turbo ran engine with turbo oil line into intake drain hole We found no leaks anywhere We disconnected all injectors and as we added each one the oil pressur...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21536
turns out that the vehicle had jumped a tooth on the left bank with the bad cam phaser. I was unable to see that the vehicle was in limp-in mode with the modis. I now know that the vehicle no longer monitors the cam sensors when this happens and that is why ... Trouble codes: P0345 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit bank 2), P0349 (Camshaft Position Sensor A circuit intermittent bank 2).
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W67
sorry it has taken me so long to reply, it took the customer awhile to bring the vehicle back in. Thanks to all who replyed, but Mike from Pennsylvania hit the nail on the head. Sent to Ford to get computer reflashed. Fuel trims were reading correctly and vehi... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two).
1991 GMC C3500 HD 6.2L converter
Thanx to all that replyed to my reqest.The most probable cause of the conv balooning was cooler line backup presure,as i cheked main line and is dead on spec,s,, crank checked ok,, Bus is back in service Thanx ,,Wes,,
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L instrument cluster VIN: 2HGES16541
we took cluster out after testing it for power and grounds -we installed used cluster and all is well , wish to thank all who took the time to respond and to all a happy holiday season -joe cat
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Noise around alternator VIN: KNDUP13245
Thank you to all that replied. The fix was a different brand belt. It seems more and more vehicles have to have the OEM belt. This was a weird noise and I took the easy route. Thanks again.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1541A
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SALTY164X3
Thanks to all the responses There was a few problems with this car, o2 sensor conector was filled with oil shorting out sensor, also the over heat caused the head gaskets to leak into the cylinder, when I used block tester it didnt detect any gas in the coolan...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Thanks to all that responded. We finaly go a hold of some Lexus service information. Flow chart for code 13 led us to step three install known good HT sensor. got ok from customer 500.00 and installed the sensor and problem persisted. We were at a dead end on ...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Accessories VIN: JM1BK12F84
took apart junction block (body computer) had a cold solder joint on the circuit board. same faults as the drl modules on honda's. resoldered all is well thanks
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBFA63EXR
Car is fixed now. In fact problem was probably caused by car being stoped sometimes for long time. Our bad fuel could caused valve guides carbon deposits causing sticky valves after cold starts. As some of you pointed! I was really not apreciating the idea o... Trouble codes: 32 (O2 sensor heater).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L SRS light VIN: 4JGAB72E6Y
Thankyou guys for your time. You were all right. The dealer did not enter the correct software coding. We took the car back and we got the rare oops we made a mistake from them. Car was correctly coded and all is well. The squib code stayed out with the connec...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
most replies said that the problem could be crank sensor. The customer lives out of town and when he returns i will install a new crank sensor and hope it works. i can't make it hard start when i have it. thanks for all who helped.
1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L computer prom VIN: 1G2FW23F3M
I am sorry guys for not closing with a fix sooner,you were right,the ecm that i got from the auto parts was bad too,so i when ahead and got another one and it works perfect,am so sorry again for closing this fix sooner.Thanks alot for all your help.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L theft system VIN: 1G2WP52KXY
Thanks for all the replies, I was wrong on the update, this car has the Pass Key 3 system. There is no resistor chip in the key though, it has a transponder under the black cover on the top of the key and the key also has PK3 stamped on it. I am still not 100%...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L heater VIN: 1GMDX03E21
Customer called us back and said since we flushed system including both heater cores, van has had good heat. Thanks for all the replies.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Turn Signal Relay VIN: 1G2NF52E72
Thanks to all who replied, and sorry for starting my post with "Gentlemen" when I should have know that we also have ladies in our fine organization. So the replies were just about evenly split, it was either the emergency flasher switch/relay assembly or else...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L charging system VIN: WP0AA0940H
Had alot of resonses on both ends. i offered to replace the alt. to the customer with no garranty anything would change. He opted not to do anything at this time and will just snap the trottle apon first start on the car. thanks for everyones input.
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Security VIN: Y23FD49Y96
Thank you for all your replies. I could not get the CIM programmed. The body shop tells me it was a brand new part. I want to believe them but I could not determine any other cause. I ask them to get another CIM from dealer. There response was to tow the vehic...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BD6856X
Thank you for the advice on this vehicle. I replaced the tensioner and completed the repair with no problems. All is well with the world. The ice has melted, the power is back on and I'm ready for the snow! Yeah, right. Matt
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