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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Temp Sending unit VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
I am looking for the location of the oil temp sending unit. AllData states that it is on the oi filter housing. Not true. Some other information states that it is on the front of the motor. I don't see it. Has anyone else had a hard time locating this one? Tha...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E63
Hello everyone, This Audi has been in and out of the shop every other week for the last 3 months with different issues every time. It all started with engine missfires and lean fuel trims. That visit, we replaced the jet suction pump and other various hoses a... Trouble codes: P1479, P3081
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5331Y
Hello BMW Techs The engine on this car will not idle, we have to keep the RPM with the accelerator pedal, according to our information, the air mass is OK, please advise if we are correct and what other tests we should do. Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P00, 101 (BMW code 8 Air mass volume), P1478 (BMW code 146 fuel evap small leak)
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil Life VIN: WBAAV53431
Just have a simple question. I changed the oil on this vehicle and it has the oil life monitor on it , I've looked in my manuals and the only way it says to reset this monitor is with a special tool. Just wondering if there was any other way to reset? I obviou...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L no heat VIN: WBABN53451
The car just quit making heat. The engine runs at normal temp. with no overheating issues. Upper and lower hoses get hot to the touch,the cooling fans cycle, but heater hoses are luke warm at best. We backflushed the system including the heater core, replaced ...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4GD2210S
vehicle came in with used engine installed from other shop, vehicle will start after multiple tries, will barely hold idle with multiple misfires, poor emmisions, no acceleration at all, acts as if cat plugged, or fuel pressure low, fuel pressure 41psi at idle... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Buick Regal GS 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2G4WF55161
have no low beam headlamps. have power to lamps but no ground. had code for auto light relay or module but lost it trying to duplicate. no codes come back. shows 3.26 volts on light sensor. have checked bulbs and are ok. customer states this happened all at on...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L engine bucks VIN: 1GYEK63R4Y
when i start up cold its alright when it heats up the engine loses power no pedal it goes 5 miles an hour it has 58 lbs of fuel pressure great spark tried to swap mass air flow meter no difference put new converters on still no difference timing is right on th...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK14K3L
Hello Gentlemen and Ladies, I looked through the archives and couldn't find one quite like the problem I am having with this truck. First off I admit I am not a driveablility guru and I am sure this may become apparent soon enough. Story goes like this, When y...
1991 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GCDM15Z5M
i need help wih this astro van. i adopted this from another tech at the dealership. this vehicle has had multiple cluster replacements due to speedometer inop. it works evertime after being repaired. it came in a few weeks ago and was diagnosed as needing the ...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L spark plug VIN: 2G1WP14X2R
This lumina blew out #6 plug. There are about 2 threads left in the bottom of the hole. I know helicoil is unuseable because it is a taper seat plug {unless you pull the head} but i have read about other inserts that could work. Has anyone else had any experie...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNGK26F0S
engine dies intermittently if you drive it around town, stopping and starting like going in stores, useuly after 1/2 to 3/4 hrs while driving it dies & sometimes it won't die complettly. we find no codes the check engine light never comes on we find no drop in...
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35R3V
I've got a wierd problem with this van, the basic problem is no spark from the coil. The think is it's intermentent and when it does run I can wiggle or move the wireing harness under the hood near power distribution center and it will cut up and die. Then no ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19X1V
this truck has a misfire in cylinder #5 only at idle. compression is 150-160 in all the cylinders,ignition system is good checked coil out put ios good cap rotor wires and plugs have been checked and changed just in case. injector balance is ok and even.off id... Trouble codes: P0305
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19R9W
Good day people. I have this vehicle that will intermittently cut out while driving down the road. The vehicle will usually restart right away. Sometimes it will almost stall, and the tach will drop to about 300 RPM's. The client will step on the gas and nothi...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L wiper VIN: 1GNDX03E8X
Wiper is operating only at the high speed mode. There is no reponse at the intermittent mode and the slow mode. I suspect the wiper switch failed. I have no idea how to check the wiper switch? Is there anything else that I should check in advance before replac...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L pressure control VIN: 2GTEK19T8X
hey guys need a little help here. i got this truck with mil on code p1810. checked archives nothing really matches. truck shifts fine ohmed pressure control solenoid reads 4.1 ohms (3.5-8 specifications). also the 4x4 electrical control doesnt always work, but...
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25R3Y
This van dropped in this morning and was running perfect in every way except the CEL was on. The men said it would buck and cut out very intermittently. I checked and found the codes listed. The freeze frame data varied very little on the fuel trim from code t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean B1), P0174 (Fuel system lean B2), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem), P0341 (CKP circuit out of range)
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L radio VIN: 1GTCS1953Y
we have a 2000 s-10 that we need a radio code for we tried the 800 number and both dealer codes , but nither one would work, we have a scramble code of 292/294, does anyone have another dealed number that works or can you get us the code, thanks in advance for...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13W71
mitchell say's fuel pressure 60-69 psi vehicle is reading 55 psi max koeo and koer. what is the correct fuel pressure for this year and model. i know typos have been found in mitchell just trying to find correct psi specs.
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L ipc VIN: 2G1WW12E52
gauges were inop at times ,no fuel gauge , no coolant temp, tach erratic, charge indicator on, odometor all segments light ,seat belt and airbag flashing alternately. cked power and grounds o.k. replaced the cluster. same problem big mistake. only other though...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GCHC24U63
This is for our neighbor shop who is having trouble with the vehicle. with the key in the start position the engine will crank for about 2 second then stop, crank for about 2 seconds then stop and continue like this. From what they've said the engine will star...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L No shift, No communication w/TCM VIN: 1GCJK39GX3
This one was brought to me from a trans shop. No shift. No PRNL reading on dash. Check engine light and ABS lights on. Found PCM codes P0802 - Engine torque signal ckt, P1571 - Traction control torque request ckt, ABS code c0055 - VSS ckt, Transfer case code U...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U53
Hello all, and thanks in advance, I have this 2003 chevy 2500HD that is setting mainly the p0300 code but, has twice set the p0101 code, misfire history shows misfires mainly on cylinders 4 & 6, I have moved the coils, plugs, wires, injectors, and these cylind... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0101
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GNDT13SX5
customer complaint is stall when putting defroster on. problem verified. no codes. out put test allows proper control of idle speed. when pcm gets request for a/c from either defrost selection or a/c selection of manual a/c system controls the engine immediate...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Airbag Control Module VIN: 1G1AK52F35
I am replacing the SDM in the Cobalt with a used unit from a sister Cobalt. Can I perform the SDM ID Relearn and SIR Module Setup with a Genisys Scan tool, or do I need to have a Tech 2?
1972 Chrysler Newport Royal 5.9L headlamps and dash lights VIN: CM43M2C254
Headlights and dash lights flutter bad at idle, hard to tell at higher rpms. I can't tell if they get steady or if they are just flutering too fast to detect. Found painted ground connections for headlight grounds, loose ground from battery to engine block. Re...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Accessories VIN: 2C8GP44382
Well here I have a crazy problem. this vehicle is fine most of the time I got it to actually act up for about 15 minutes and now it wont again. what it will do is the blower and wipers power windows and the radio will stop working, the tach is pegged. the weir...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C4T54L23R
I have this town and country that will not start, no crank. Has a check engine light, but can not communicate with pcm. Have all powers and grounds to pcm but no 5 volt ref and only .32 volts at the 8 volt supply. My question is can the skim cause this kind of...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L overdrive solenoid VIN: 1B7FL26X8N
Hey, guys. Does anybody know if I'll need to drop the valve body to change the combination overdrive solenoid/lockup solenoid assy? Alldata says I will, but I would rather not order that gasket if I don't need it. Thanks!
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L monitor status VIN: 2B4GP2538Y
Thank you for taking time to read and reply. car will not run o2 , cat , or egr monitors. in mode $6 it failed tid 17 cid 00 . max limit 17 measured limit 51 min. limit ** what is tid 17 testing ? cannot find any info I believe once it passes this test ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L front axle VIN: 3B7HF12Z1Y
loud banging noise coming from front differential when put in 4wd like the front actuator motor was coming in and out of position- replaced front actuator motor and still bangs away in front end during 4wd- checked vacuum source- all os okay even went as far a...
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L hot water circulation VIN: 5GZCZ43D53
Chrysler guys, I have a heater problem that is intermittent. The function selector for heat, floor defrost works ok. Thermostat ok...car comes up to temp. For the first 10 or 15 minutes there is no heat at all. After maybe a half hour, the heat will come on s...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L alternator VIN: 3D7KS28D95
Cust. complains of lights dimming when operating plow at low engine rpms. Vehicle has electric Curtis plow. when operating plow at low engine rpms lights dim, volt meter in cluster goes to zero. Tested battery all ok term. clean, only happens when operating pl...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L eats distributor gea VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0V
This is one of our own trucks, stalled out going down road. Towed it in checked for codes had 344 cam sensor, replaced under recall with ford part, 1212 icp out of range, checked all info according to manual everything checks good. Checked fuel in filter housi... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor), P1212 (Icp out of range)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14X7W
Truck came in for bad idle and ran rough.Cylinder #3 had coolant getting in it.Head was cracked and the other head had two bad valve seats.Replaced heads with new castings. Now it has a rough idle, but runs out great off idle.The fuel adaptives are +16 on b1 a...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivers electric window VIN: 1FTRF08L8W
The Saga of the Weird Window Hello all you Ford experts. I come to you today to make a withdrawal from you Bank of Ford Knowledge. Todayís freak show originally presented as a theft repair which required replacement and recoding of the ignition lock cylinde...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L cooling/heating VIN: 1FMRU1864X
Hi everyone. This truck is costing me time now, and i'd like to get some help from you. Customer came to me with a complaint of no heat. A quick road test showed that truck will loose heating after afew kilometers of driving. Heat would come and go as I was dr...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
vehicle returns the following week, seems the light only sets when it''s cold out, rechecked my work no intake leaks, no vacuum leaks o2s working well pulse width equal installed a known good mass air flow sensor,light returns again pops on when cold, I took t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one lean), P0174 (Bank two lean)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR45E72
This Truck intermittently goes into what feels like a misfire, Buck/Jerk. Seems to happen when there is a "dusty" snow on the road or wet roads. I've replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter. I checked MAF sensor,cleaned it. When I still was at the dealer I had a Ex...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57F33
I need help with this truck. It has code for open cicuit to idm from #7 injector. I ohm tested the wiring from the idm to the injector and it indicates circuit isnt open i even compared readings from other injector circuits and they are the same. I replaced th... Trouble codes: P1277 (7 open in low to high side circuit)
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cooling sys., p0171 VIN: 1FAFP55UX3
Hey iatn members, so this car came back w/ a minor misfire and a check engine light. The customer says it also overheats (steam from eng. compartment when driving) but i haven't been able to duplicate overheating condition. Theres a dtc p0171 - bank 1 lean. Up...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FDXE45F23
Truck came in with an extended crank problem, cranks long cold or hot but a little longer when it is cold. The glow plugs are good and injectors are not leaking externally with the valve covers off.
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L instrument panel VIN: 1FAFP5UX6A
hey guys i have an 06 taurus with intermittent gauges (tachometer,speedometer.battery light on,odometer blank)also a/c blows but not cold.only trouble code stored is fuel level sensor out of range.currently reads correct even with other ip problems occuring.th...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAHP71VX8
Hey Ford Fleet Techs, i was hoping to gain some insight to a repeating issue i've seen on several Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles. This car came in w/ a very low idle and a check engine light on. DTC p0506, IAC duty cycle lower than expected. I take it thi... Trouble codes: P0506 (IAC valve duty cycle lower than expected)
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK231X4
We are primarily a drivability specialty shop but I have no experience with diesel fuel supply/delivery. I am posting this for my brother-in-law on his personal vehicle and any help would be greatly appreciated. Problem: truck will not start. Air is entering s...
2005 GMC Canyon Z71 SLE 3.5L lack of poor air volumn to defrost VIN: 1GTDT13635
Customer complaint not enough air coming out the defrosters. doors work good and direct the flow of air properly. there is air comming out right at the center of the defrost ducts but not at the outside.the sidew window vents work good.have checked another cus...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMEG8680S
engine has been replaced for a 1993 1.5,everything ran fine exept high idle.1100-1200 rpm hot or cold. all the vacuums are plugged,the idle mixture is around 300-400 with green connector jumped.what else,everything works great.
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Charging VIN: 1HGEM22201
1)charging system is 14.1 v at idle 2) battery light is on 3) no pcm codes 4) shift interlock not working 5) all fuses are good on the mastertech tool how can i communicate with the multiplex control unit?? when i do network testing what are the voltages tha...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L No Start VIN: 4S2DE58YX4
we have this axiom in and someone dumped sugar in the fuel tank. they broke open the filler flap, added what looks like a bunch of sugar and now we have a no start. state farm will be coming out to to write an estimate. what all should i recommend replacing? f...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
hi all, vehicle towed in with engine knocking, but seems to be loadest up high & center in engine. does it most off idle, about three or four taps, then stops, then again after 5-10 seconds. we removed intake & valve covers - nothing obvious like loose baffles...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L gauge VIN: 1J4FF48S81
I'm a little lost on this one guys. Got this one right before Christmas. Instrument panel doesn't work except through self test. Pass self test. Replaced PCM with no help. Removed panel good B+ and B-. The dealer condemed the panel and said it would be 1600 do...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16142
I have been reading alot for repair history on this site There are alot of you guys that are excellent in your answers. I hope that one of you will have a related problem like this. I do appreciate any help at all. Thanks to all of you out there that are profe... Trouble codes: P1765
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L cam shaft position VIN: JM1NB35322
girl ( need i say more) drove this car untill it stopped, was told it made a lot of noise and quit --yippie--any how thought it was a broken t belt gave a quote, got into it t belt was ok found it had no compression,pressure test pushed coolant into 3 cylinder...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Keyless Entry VIN: 1YVFP80C33
All functions of the remote do not work(lock/unlock/trunk release/alarm set) Locks work fine with the key and from the switch inside car. Trunk release works with switch inside car. Replaced batteries in remotes, still nothing. Alldata's description of the sel...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45A38
HELLO FELLOW TECHS: I'm trying to find the over voltage relay for this beast but havenít been able to locate it, All Data and Mitchell both say that it is in the passengers foot well but I can't seem to see it, after standing on my head for the past two hours ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
hello all. we have this car and the check engine light is on we cant find any proceedure to test the altitude sensor or sensor circut. any test info or repair info related to this code would be great thank you for your time Trouble codes: 0235 (altitude pressure sensor signal)
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16Y7K
after some 1800 miles the timing chain began to make a bad rattling sound. we found the non tensioner guide had broken into several pieces. we replaced the chain with a new kit. after about 200 miles the chain is making a noise again. the noise is pretty bad a...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XN11T8Y
Van came in with a rough idle/missfire with a P0300. I did a two hour fuel injector flush,checked for vacuum leaks and found smoke coming from the Egr so went ahead and replaced it,and replaced the ignition rotor and cap because of obvious burnt spots . Afther... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)

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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L No Communication OBD VIN: WAUBB28D9W
Thanks for all the help -- Possible solutions to the problem of no commutation was as follows 1) Aftermarket radio 2) Module problem - Most likely being ABS or Airbag module 3) Connector wiring 4) Scan tool (Snap On MT2500) I did check all fuse box fuses , p...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E36
Thanks for all the replies, turns out it was under warranty and it went to the dealer. Appears to be a common problem with these Thanks again, Dave Trouble codes: P0601 (vw code 001537 memory check sum error).
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4VSCH733XW
hanks to all who replied to my request. the information i have recieved is incredible. i think everybody who says the head might be cracked are on the right track. the customer said that she thinks the car was sold to her with this problem. it seems that it ta...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33471
Thanks for the replies, I tried recoding it again today and all is well. Thanks, Dave
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB54T6M
due to tight money no return of customer yet. i was told to ck. injector found out i could actually listen to it click as it fired. more leaned towards fixing the misfire warm,than the rough idle problem.if i get it back a IAC motor may be my next effort. than...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y0T
Thanks to all on the system for the time to read and offer help. Many good ideas on 02 sensors, PCM groundsí and sensor circuits. Mainly vacuum leak sources at backfire valve, throttle body shaft, and egr passages including egr passages present in coolant cros... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WW12M3X
Thank you to AL [...] 14 replies. All had good ideas and great starting points. First I cleaned the MAF sensor. No luck. Checked the harness for rubbing and broken wires. Again no luck. Scoped the MAF and crank sensor in the block and both had great waveforms. Scop...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13W31
I'm sorry to all the techs that I let hang on this one but between plowing out of the snow bank and the frigid temps This is the first time that I had a chance to get back to this. We found later that day that there was a problem with the schrader valve in the...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case / diff VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
Most replies suggested looking at the front axle lock system. The 4WD button lights flash when the front axle isn't locked yet. The front axle locking system uses a vacuum powered actuator and cable, vacuum hoses, and a vacuum switching valve located on the ...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C4FY58B64
Thanks for the replies. This sprocket does not press up against a shoulder of the crank.If you press it on untill it stops it will be hitting the oil pump. (dont ask me how I know, lets just say I should have read the instructions first) Quoting from Alldata: ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L door locks VIN: 2C4GP44R45
Well this one is off to dealer for bcm reprogramming. Most everyone said same thing, talked to customer thay said they will take to dealer if it happens again, I told them that it's not if but when cause it will happen may be one day or may be months but it wi...
2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L crankshaft VIN: 1C3EL46X06
We installed a new crankshaft and bearings from the dealer. OEM part # [...] this kit comes with rod, and main bearings, along withan updated thrust bearing. it even comes witha timing belt. But it does not come with con rod bolts (they must be changed) s...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L blower motors, power windows and locks, radio,
Thank you very much for your help, the problem was infact circuit T752 that was corroded down in the harness. Someone had been in there before and tried to repair some wires and did a very bad job, I had to repair about 10 oter wires other than the T752. Some...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L blower ,power windows,wipers
hello everyone this one is fixed.removed battery &tray opened up harness and found corroision there. cleaned all corriosion away,found two wires damaged by acid . repaired these.taped up harness with no openings to help prevent reoccurance ,reassembled & teste...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Unknown VIN: L83R300775
Thank's to all, I had closed the help request to this car , but their was some mix up. It was a broken valve spring. G.T.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L service 4wd light VIN: 1D7HU18D95
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L shift lites VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Sorry for the delay, but i needed to get truck back to find the problem. what i found was 2 fold. the cust told me when he came back that when the 4x4 lites would flash his windows also quit working. so i went to all-data and found what componants were on the ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAHP55U41
Well we repalced the tstat and another known good cap and sent the vehicle on it's way. Thanks to all of you for your help. Adam
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXF46F22
After reviewing the tips from othr techs, I pulled the valve cover and disconnected the injectors one at a time. I found that the # 6 injector was weak and causing the #8 injector to misfire. The problem was corrected after replacing the # 6 injector. Thanks f... Trouble codes: P0284 (cyl.8 cont. fail / pass buzz test).
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L p/s pump VIN: 2FMZA52453
We replaced the steering pump and pressure line. The pump was a Ford unit after many cardone replacements failed. We flushed the system numerous times to try and get any dirt out. Thanks for all the help from everyone.
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L monitors VIN: 1FMPU16LX4
Thanks for the quick responses on a weekend. I had been misinformed by the inspection station that all of the monitors would have to be set to ready when the actual criteria for this customer's area allows one non-continuous monitor not set to ready for 01 & ...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Interior VIN: 1ZVFT80N35
I replaced the instrument cluster per your suggestions. Thanks for all the help]
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7659L
The problem did not have anything to do with the v/c gasket repair 40 days earlier. Dale, Stuart, Peter and David were on the right track...thank you all. The problem was the power from the main relay to the pcm. We replaced the wire from main to pcm and wh... Trouble codes: 5 (14 -), 14 (testing and results).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L all upshifts VIN: 1HGEM22921
Thanks for all the replies.I removed and checked the solenoids and screens.All checked ok.The customer was a used car lot and didn't want to go any further or put any more money in car.They picked the car up.
1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 1J4FJ6852T
found to be a bad pcm thanks to those who tried to help. was a very intermitant problem
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Hey Thank you to all who replied. I can't believe the problem was a dirty throttle bore but it was. We washed the throttle bore and the car has never ran better. The main thing is we have a happy customer. Trouble codes: P0505.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF55F5V
well,I removed the exhaust system after the catalytic & let the engine idles more than 1/2 hr, I drove the car more than 5 miles & it drove smooth & a lots of power& respond, came back to the shop & took a very closer look at the muffler & could not believe th...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Many thanks to all that responded to my post. On Sat. morn I test drove the Nissan again until I could feel the cut-out and the idle control concern. I had the Consult hooked-up and monitored data. If the engine speed was above 1500 rpm, all seemed good. As I ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AB41D3W
well This one bit me in the a** I just ran out of time, and customer's patience. If I had to guess I would say that it is either the ECU or EMI interference getting into the signal wire to the ECU. Just not good enough to fix them all. Who is? Trouble codes: P0140.
1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L rf caliper VIN: 193CX53L5N
Thanks for all the replies. When pinching off the hoes to the right front caliper it did not change the pedal feel. Could not get my scanner to bleed the abs unit. Ended up bleeding master cylinder at lines, then moving on to abs unit at lines, then the rest o...
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L tccm VIN: 1GHDT13W0Y
Sorry for the wait, customer was out of town for a month, and I it had been sat on our lot for that time. As one of the replies stated the shorted t-case motor probally took out the TCCM put in the replacement today and it's all working as it should.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E0R
ok the fix is in!!! many little things...turned out the rebuilt distributor from W/P was defective, got used distributor and also found EFI Relay intermittent. Replaced EFI main relay started to get fire.. Replaced sprak plugs, also found some wires broken o...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L CV Boots Outer VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
Only 2 of the 38 replies were successful in getting the outer joint apart. Rebuilt axle assemblies are so cheap almost no one just does the boots. Due to the excessive force used trying to get the outer joint apart I replaced the left axle assembly. The right...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine VIN: 4TAWN72N6W
Thank you one and all for your insight, it is definately easier with vehicle at the shop. Customer did not want to spend too much on diagnosis as he had set himself up for the worst. I gave him several scenarios, from luck and running in 3 to 4 hours, to getti...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Clutch VIN: 3VWSE29M6X
Well, almost all responses claimed abuse was the ultimate culprit. The car left again and came back with a broken LH motor mount. At that point I think it was pretty obvious to all involved what we were dealing with. At this point, the vehicle has been gone f...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L abs/trac light on VIN: YV1LS5722T
thanks for all your help i change abs module again and it fix problem first module was no good
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Angle Gear input Splines VIN: YV1RH52Y04
Someone said the coupler is designed to be the weak link and wear out before anything else, which I found to be completely incorrect (nice thought though).The splines were wore out more on the angle gear than the coupler, telling me I might get away with a hal...
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L power steering VIN: YV1MS38204
Installed new pump w/ updated wiring harness from dealer car fixed. This is a common failure according to the dealer. No reprogram was necessary and the job was pretty easy.
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